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Nightmare Scenario: renewable fuels’ defenders pull out the stops to persuade EPA to continue the war on imported oil
Tweet “It’s the industry’s worst nightmare,” says Advanced Biofuels Association president Mike McAdams. “Dozen and dozens of companies will face bankruptcy,” says Viesel CEO Stu Lamb. On the chopping block? Non-food, drop-in, affordable, available, sustainable advanced biofuels in the US. Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel […]
Tweet In Brazil, another 20 sugarcane mills are expected to shut down in the next few years, following in the footsteps of the more than 50 that have been shuttered since 2007, even though the government agreed to boost gasoline prices by 4%. The move to reduce subsidies on gasoline isn’t expected to be enough […]
Tweet In Brazil, Petrobras has signed a $2.33 million research deal with EMBRAPA to develop better cane varieties for Rio Grande do Sul state and develop efficient production systems to allow the region to participate in ethanol production. The agreement includes technical support from ANP’s research arm Cenpes and will be funded by Petrobras.
Tweet Raizen, Iogen commence construction on the first of what could be up to eight projects by 2024. After years of developing cellulosic ethanol technology in Canada, Iogen turns on the afterburners in Brazil with bagasse and cane straw. And finds the right partner in Raizen. In Brazil, Raizen has started construction on a […]
Biobutanol on the move: Green Biologics closes $25M series B funding round; demo funded; ready for first commercial in 2016
Tweet N-butanol pioneer gains altitude in tough market; Sofinnova and Swire Group join investor group; company receives CMEC shareholder approval on purchase agreement of 23 Mgy ethanol plant In the UK, Green Biologics announced the closing of a $25 million Series B round led by Sofinnova Partners with strategic participation by Swire Pacific Limited. Follow […]
Tweet In Ohio, Leaf Energy succeeded in achieving a processing rate up to 4.4 tons per day at their pilot plant in Ohio that is using waste sugarcane as feedstock for biofuels, bioplastics and green chemicals. The trials are using enzymes from both Novozymes and Genencor to test which works best with their process. Next […]
Tweet In India, cooperative mills in Maharashtra are looking to Brazil to provide them inspiration on how to boost their ethanol production while reducing their extensive sugar stocks. Farmers are continuing to plant more sugarcane because of the high government-dictated prices. One suggestion is to use B-heavy molasses as feedstock instead of regular molasses, which […]
Tweet High gas prices?! They’re a scandal, all right. Turns out, alternative fuels are affordable fuels. And getting them distributed — well, here’s a chance for Iowa to show the way. Last Friday, a distinguished group of Iowa’s political leaders gathered at Lincolnway Energy in Nevada, not far from Ames, for a “Defend the RFS” […]
Tweet In California, the California Ethanol + Power sugarcane and sweet sorghum project planned for the Imperial Valley may at last start breaking ground on its ethanol distillery during the first quarter of 2014. As of last week, all of the building permits are in place. The UK’s Booker Tate has analyzed the spot, saying […]
Tweet As Ceres points towards minimal plantings of its sweet sorghum hybrids in its key market of Brazil for next year, investors ask two questions. Will sweet sorghum realize its vast potential, and when? Just when many observers hoped that Ceres would dramatically expand hectares planted with its Blade hybrid sweet sorghum, the 2014 planting […]