Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

June 10, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, IKEA and Finland-based Neste are working together to tackle the production of plastic products by working on a commercial scale pilot production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic. The pilot at commercial scale of PP and PE plastic, chosen to contain 20 percent renewable content, will start during fall 2018. The production of […]

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Waste Management Unveils $30M RNG Facility

Waste Management Unveils $30M RNG Facility

June 10, 2018 |

In Kentucky, Waste Management unveiled the latest technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility in Kentucky, turning waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). This facility captures methane produced by the landfill and converts it to pipeline quality natural gas. The Outer Loop RNG facility serves as a model for […]

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Open Cell Launches Biotech Labs in Shipping Containers

Open Cell Launches Biotech Labs in Shipping Containers

June 10, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Open Cell joined forces with regeneration specialist, U+I, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and SynbiCITE to launch a biolab to offer affordable spaces at the Old Laundry Yard in Shepherd’s Bush Market. A first for London, phase one will provide 20 low cost, start-up studios in shipping containers, […]

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Flint Hills Resources Fairmont Nears Completion of Major Construction

Flint Hills Resources Fairmont Nears Completion of Major Construction

June 10, 2018 |

In Nebraska, major construction at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont ethanol plant is nearly complete. The plant is installing an innovative technology called Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC), which was developed by Fluid Quip Process Technologies (FQPT) for the dry mill ethanol industry. MSC produces a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion […]

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Argentina accounts for almost two thirds of EU biodiesel imports

Argentina accounts for almost two thirds of EU biodiesel imports

June 10, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have been virtually non-existent. The reverse trend can be seen in regard to imports from Indonesia. Since EU import duties were lowered in September 2017, deliveries of Argentine […]

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April Another Strong Month for U.S. Ethanol and DDGS Exports

April Another Strong Month for U.S. Ethanol and DDGS Exports

June 10, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. This represents a 25% drop from the near-record export volume recorded in March, but still tallied as the fourth-largest monthly export volume in six years. Brazil was the […]

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Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

June 10, 2018 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers developed an alternative to traditional insecticides that endanger bees, other beneficial insects, waterways, and soil. The new biodegradable agent keeps pests at bay without poisoning them by using cembratrienol, which is found in tobacco plant leaves. The molecule helps the plant protect itself from pests and acts as […]

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Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

June 10, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Senate Agriculture Committee released their draft farm bill on Friday afternoon, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes serious blows for biofuel and biomass funding, while offering positive changes and expansions for dairy producers, the Agriculture Risk Coverage program, Conservation Reserve Program and other programs. The Senate Agriculture Committee is […]

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Shell Aviation and SkyNRG collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG announced a long-term strategic collaboration to promote and develop the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. The agreement will see Shell Aviation and SkyNRG work together to develop long-term opportunities for low carbon solutions. These efforts are structurally supported by committed funding to a joint […]

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St1 Norge AS and C2Biotrade sign LOI to explore sustainable biofuels

St1 Norge AS and C2Biotrade sign LOI to explore sustainable biofuels

June 2, 2018 |

In Norway, St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, St1 Norge AS, signed a letter of intent with C2Biotrade to explore the afforestation of low alternative land in Colombia with the aim of biologically capturing and storing atmospheric carbon and at the same time producing biofuels with remarkably high greenhouse gas savings. St1 is seeking a solution […]

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