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Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

July 19, 2017 |

In Washington state, the two biggest challenges facing broader adoption of sustainable aviation fuel at Sea-Tac are the higher cost compared with petroleum jet fuel, and the constraints imposed by state and federal regulations on use of airport funds. A report, titled Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel at U.S. Airports: Explored at Seattle-Tacoma International, […]

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Kenyan court hearing fraud case regarding attempted illegal ethanol imports

Kenyan court hearing fraud case regarding attempted illegal ethanol imports

July 5, 2017 |

In Kenya, a court is hearing a fraud case about 10 people including a Kenya Revenue Authority officer tried to illegally import 400 drums of ethanol worth $70,418 in February 2016 through the Port of Mombasa. Senior government officials have been charged in the case. The illegally imported ethanol was destined for Spectre International, a local […]

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Shocker in Ames: CEO change at REG, world’s biggest biomass based diesel producer

Shocker in Ames: CEO change at REG, world’s biggest biomass based diesel producer

July 5, 2017 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group announced that Dan Oh has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.  The resignation was effective July 3, 2017. The Board of Directors appointed long-time director Randolph (Randy) L. Howard as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Howard is a […]

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Oregon PUC approves sale of oil storage tanks for Port Westward ethanol facility

Oregon PUC approves sale of oil storage tanks for Port Westward ethanol facility

July 3, 2017 |

In Oregon, the state’s Public Utilities Commission approved the sale of nine crude oil storage tanks at Port Westward owned by Portland General Electric to Global Partners for ethanol storage supporting the company’s ethanol transfer facility. With nine more tanks on top of the two currently owned by Global Partners, storage capacity will increase to […]

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Penn State research on aviation biofuels focuses on regional supply chains

Penn State research on aviation biofuels focuses on regional supply chains

June 27, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production, including feedstock production, transportation and fuel conversion. Researchers are examining fuel-production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, and commercial fuel demand to create scenarios for future production. “As oil prices plummet, it […]

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REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

June 21, 2017 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the $20 million acquisition of approximately 82 acres of land at and in close proximity to its Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery from Lion Copolymer. The purchase includes land REG previously leased for its Geismar operations and approximately 62 additional acres in parcels adjacent to and near the facility. The […]

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Rivertop Renewables’ Sodium Glucarate Achieves European REACH Registration

Rivertop Renewables’ Sodium Glucarate Achieves European REACH Registration

June 18, 2017 |

In Montana, Rivertop Renewables’ sodium glucarate has achieved registration under the European Chemical Agency’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation. REACH registration opens the door for the commercial deployment of products derived from sodium glucarate in markets across Europe, including Waterline® CI and Headwaters® corrosion inhibitor and Rivertop’s Riose® detergent builder. Following the REACH registration, two European […]

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REG DeForest suffers $1 million in fire damage

REG DeForest suffers $1 million in fire damage

June 8, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the former Sanimax biodiesel plant in DeForest suffered about $1 million in damage from a fire on Thursday morning. The cause of the fire at the 20 million gallon facility currently owned by the Renewable Energy Group is unknown and still under investigation. REG bought the facility in February 2016 for about $11 […]

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REG reports solid Q1 thanks to selling nearly 25% more biodiesel

REG reports solid Q1 thanks to selling nearly 25% more biodiesel

May 23, 2017 |

In Iowa, earlier this month, Renewable Energy Group Inc. reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $418.9 million on 122.1 million gallons of fuel sold. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, REG sold 24.6 percent more gallons of fuel resulting in an increase in revenue of […]

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EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

May 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved Renewable Energy Group’s pathway application for naptha and liquefied natural gas production to generate advanced biofuel D5 RINs from non-food grade corn oil produced at its Geismar, Louisiana facility. The fuel is produced from a hydrotreated process known as the REG Geisman process that uses grid-based electricity, […]

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