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Kelley Green Biofuels demos innovative methanol-recovery method in biodiesel production

In North Carolina, Kelley Green Biofuels presented an innovative approach to biodiesel production and methanol recovery at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference this month in Pittsboro. With the technology, the company’s biodiesel exits the reactor containing 4-6% methanol by volume, at which point the fuel is sent through a flash drum which recovers up to […]

August 28, 2014 More

Valero restarts Indiana ethanol plant production

In Indiana, Valero Energy has restarted production at its ethanol plant in Indiana, shuttered more than two years ago. Valero purchased the plant in March from Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy for $34 million. The plant is expected to raise Valero’s ethanol production to 1.3 billion gallons annually, setting it up third in ethanol production behind […]

August 28, 2014 More

Growth Energy demos model ethanol plant at Farm Progress Show

In Iowa, Growth Energy, in partnership with New Holland, created a special display for the Farm Progress Show which demonstrated a model ethanol plant. The educational display includes a fully built-to-scale plant demonstrating how feedstocks come into the plant and how products are made. The push from Growth Energy fits into New Holland’s commitment to […]

August 28, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index hit 6-week high of 82.27 as ethanol soars

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.48 percent to a six-week high of 82.27 as ethanol soared. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) jumped 4.95 percent to $22.47, while Biox (BX.T) dumped 14.49 percent to $0.59. Among other equities, Sacom (SAM.MI) advanced 4.64 percent to $3.43. Overall, advances led […]

August 28, 2014 More

India launches first ethanol-run public bus in Nagpur

In India, “The Green Bus project” is launching in Nagpur as the country launched its first ethanol-run, environment-friendly public bus last week. Carbon dioxide emissions from the bus will be as low as 15% to 90%; the Union government, Maharashtra state government and Nagpur Municipal Corporation will monitor the emissions of the new bus. The […]

August 25, 2014 More

Ethanol production up, gasoline demand hits 10-week low

In the US, ethanol production averaged 937,000 barrels per day for the week before last, or 39.35 million gallons daily, up 6,000 b/d from the week before. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 368.6 million gallons daily, a 10-week low. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.68%. On the […]

August 24, 2014 More

Sekawan Intipratama to invest $239 million in coal-based ethanol plant

In Indonesia, Sekawan Intipratama plans to invest $239 million in an ethanol plant in East Kalimantan next year. Swiss-based ProCone will be the technology provider for the 60,000 metric ton per year facility. The project will use coal as feedstock and is expected to come online in December 2016.  

August 22, 2014 More

At least three sugarcane ethanol projects planned for South Africa

In South Africa, at least three project developers are looking to set up sugarcane-based ethanol around KwaZulu Natal. An unnamed investor will reportedly American and Brazilian interests is looking at 30,000ha of irrigated sugar cane around Makhatini, Ubuhle Renewable Energy is looking to develop a 50 million liter per year facility in Siqakatha, while Silvapen […]

August 22, 2014 More

Indian mills may get OMCs to pay more for ethanol

In India, the sugar mills are winning the price war against oil marketing companies, saying they won’t be able to supply ethanol at the low prices they were forced down to last year. Mills want 66 cents per liter, oil companies paid only 52 cents last year, but mills will accept no less than 61 […]

August 21, 2014 More

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices rise as buyers build up stocks

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices are strengthening thanks to large purchases of spot volumes. Higher ethanol prices are expected later in the year, so suppliers are starting to build up stocks. Gasoline prices are also expected to rise 5.5% between October and November following the presidential election. When gasoline prices were increased in November 2013, […]

August 21, 2014 More