In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. With the completion of this 2-year initiative, all four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing corn oil. In May, Pacific Ethanol began commercial production of corn […]
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In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up to 54% discount per gallon compared to Des Moines Rack Average clear regular gasoline. However, retail gasoline prices (E10) in Iowa are reported at $2.68, […]
In Washington, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks stakeholder input on (1) the potential to optimize and/or modify small engines to utilize ethanol blends greater than 10% (E10) and (2) the barriers limiting the expansion of overall biofuel consumption in the small engine […]
In Washington, the EPA has updated the way it distributes information about RINs, for the first time releasing data aggregated by the type of organization selling or holding the credits. The shift is aimed at increasing transparency of the RIN information made available to the public. Categories including listings by importers of petroleum fuels, renewable […]
In India, Gulf Petroleum will invest $157.3 million in an ethanol plant in Punjab, Haryana or Madhya Pradesh, potentially using rice husk as feedstock. It wants to move ethanol production away from sugarcane and cane-producing states in an attempt to better supply the country’s ethanol blending mandate that is constantly running into trouble between sugar […]
In Oregon, the state’s planned Low Carbon Fuel Standard has been nixed by a single Republican vote that keeps the Democratic-lead houses from making tax reform decisions, so the governor and a group of eight state legislators have negotiated a 4 cent rise in the gas tax to fund electric vehicle charging infrastructure and natural […]
In Washington, the EPA announced it is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization to develop regulations for the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. The agency will hold a public hearing on the issue on Aug. 11 and will open a 60-day public comment period. A new standard could only be ready as soon as […]
In Florida, Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials have entered into a non-binding letter of intent regarding the establishment of a new lignin operation adjacent to RYAM’s Fernandina Beach pulp mill in Florida. The new company will be owned 55% by Borregaard and 45% by RYAM. The Fernandina Beach mill manufactures specialty cellulose and lignin raw […]
The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, regained 0.30 percent to 67.50 as enzymes rebounded. For the day, Dyadic (DYAI) soared 20.73 percent to $0.99, while Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) railled 4.36 percent to $11.01. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) advanced 2.79 percent to $31.30. Overall, declines led advances by a […]
In Argentina, the country’s power regulator is seeking biodiesel for use in electricity generation to replace diesel. The tender is open until May 19. The national blending mandate was boosted to 10% last year from the current 8%.