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Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

November 17, 2017 |

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land use change factor for compliance with  low carbon fuel standards. Why, since ILUC is a required calculation for the Renewable Fuel Standard? Khanna notes that estimates of ILUC factor have varied considerably across studies and over time; plus, inclusion […]

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Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

November 14, 2017 |

In Florida, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a partnership of Energy Management, Inc., BayCorp Holdings, Starwood Energy and Fagen Power, LLC, has sold its 102.5-megawatt biomass facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) for $750 million dollars. The GREC facility reached commercial operation in 2013 and sold all of its energy, capacity, and environmental attributes to […]

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Court challenge puts Delaware regional ethanol hub project on hold again

Court challenge puts Delaware regional ethanol hub project on hold again

November 9, 2017 |

In Delaware, almost a year after the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board approved PBF Energy’s proposed $7 million ethanol transshipping project to supply the East Coast, Delaware Superior Court must now hear an appeal by the Delaware Audubon Society and the League of Women Voters who sought to have the project stopped earlier this year […]

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Edeniq adds new Government & Regulatory Affairs VP

Edeniq adds new Government & Regulatory Affairs VP

November 3, 2017 |

In California, cellulosic and biorefining technology company, Edeniq, Inc., added a new VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sarah Caswell, to be based in their Omaha, Nebraska office. She worked on legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, D.C. and Omaha, Nebraska for nearly 20 years. While in DC, she was a legislative aide on Capitol […]

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ExxonMobil and REG announce successful conversion of sugars to biodiesel

ExxonMobil and REG announce successful conversion of sugars to biodiesel

November 1, 2017 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group announced that by utilizing REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. During their initial research, the companies successfully validated the feasibility of the REG Life Sciences fermentation technology across multiple […]

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Small-scale Oregon miner in trouble with the Feds for producing biodiesel

Small-scale Oregon miner in trouble with the Feds for producing biodiesel

October 26, 2017 |

In Oregon, a small-scale miner has found himself in trouble with the US Forest Service for attempting to produce biodiesel from oil at his campsite in an environmentally sensitive part of the Umatilla National Forest, one of several defiant acts including setting up tents and a portable outhouse that led to a criminal charge of […]

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EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

October 16, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa Falls, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology. Iowa Falls is the fifth existing ethanol plant to receive approval from the EPA for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s […]

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REG’s $28 million Ralston expansion seen ready for December

REG’s $28 million Ralston expansion seen ready for December

October 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group’s $28 million expansion at its Ralston soy oil-based biodiesel plant, more than doubling the plant’s production to 30 million gallons per year, is progressing at pace with commissioning expected as soon as December. The facility is co-located at a soy processing plant owned by Landus who recently expanded their crushing […]

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Financing Bioeconomy Ventures, Pt. 10 – Regulatory and Community Concerns in Plant Site Selection

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures, Pt. 10 – Regulatory and Community Concerns in Plant Site Selection

October 7, 2017 |

By Daniel Lane and Mindy Collier, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest When it comes to plant site selection, there is a lot of talk about raw materials sourcing, Alfred Weber’s location triangle, and lowest-cost shipping and logistics. However, while business matters are important when determining a location to build and operate a production […]

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Biodiesel production up 8% in July in key Argentine region

Biodiesel production up 8% in July in key Argentine region

October 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, biodiesel production grew more than 8% in July in the key area of Santa Fe, with total production for the year through July reaching 1.2 million metric tons. The region’s 16 main producers accounted for 76% of national production that month, with about three-quarters of the volume destined for exports. More than 1.05 […]

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