Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Homeland Energy Solutions gets EPA RINs approval

Homeland Energy Solutions gets EPA RINs approval

December 8, 2017 |

In Iowa, Homeland Energy Solutions LLC received approval from the U.S. EPA for “efficient producer” status for the production of non-grandfathered ethanol produced in its Lawler, Iowa facility. Based on the EPA’s assessment, fuel produced through the Homeland Lawler Process qualifies under the Clean Air Act for renewable fuel RINs. Using corn starch as the […]

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Drought dries out corn and soy profits, raises prices

Drought dries out corn and soy profits, raises prices

December 8, 2017 |

In Argentina, a drought that started on September 21 continues to wreak havoc on late-season soy and corn plantings as well as existing, growing crops. Prices on soybean and soymeal reached their highest levels since July because of the Argentina drought, especially since it is the top global supplier of soymeal livestock feed and soy […]

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New cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to be built in Bosnia

New cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to be built in Bosnia

December 8, 2017 |

In Bosnia, Timemedia and Goldwater SRL are interested in building a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Bosnia’s Serb Republic entity. The government of the Serb Republic told SeeNews that it will “soon sign a cooperation protocol with the companies, following which they will start securing financial and other resources for the project.” The biorefinery is planned […]

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ArcelorMittal gets nod from World Economic Forum for Circular Economy

ArcelorMittal gets nod from World Economic Forum for Circular Economy

December 8, 2017 |

In Luxembourg, the Circulars, a circular economy prestigious award program, commended ArcelorMittal for demonstrating leadership and innovation by applying circular economy principles to its business models. Some of the examples highlighted in the commendation was its ambition of becoming a zero-waste company by developing and scaling up carbon capture and utilisation technology, resulting in products […]

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Palm oil beat down vegetable oil prices

Palm oil beat down vegetable oil prices

December 8, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that palm oil prices weakened considerably over the past few weeks, pulling down vegetable oil prices as well. Pressure came from prices in Kuala Lumpur, where palm oil was recently traded at the lowest level since August 2016. Falling exports, sluggish demand, rising production and storage quantities, and also recent import […]

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U.S. ethanol production up 6% higher than a year ago

U.S. ethanol production up 6% higher than a year ago

December 8, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production jumped up from the previous week and represents a new all-time record, with an averaged 1.108 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 46.54 million gallons daily, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to a record 1.076 million b/d […]

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Alberta government gives $1.4B funding for cleantech, low-carbon innovations

Alberta government gives $1.4B funding for cleantech, low-carbon innovations

December 8, 2017 |

In Canada, the government of Alberta is putting $1.4 billion into five categories to create new jobs and reduce carbon pollution over seven years for clean tech innovation projects. The bulk of the funding comes from the Climate Leadership Plan, which recycles carbon levies back into Alberta industries to help them compete and grow their […]

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New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

December 8, 2017 |

In California, a new study co-authored by Propel and consulting firm ICF shows that consumers will make low carbon purchasing decisions if given the opportunity to do so and that low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet California’s 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals. The research also shows the current […]

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China Airlines to use biofuel blend for aircraft

China Airlines to use biofuel blend for aircraft

December 1, 2017 |

In China, China Airlines is participating in the biofuel program jointly developed by Airbus and Air TOTAL, with the 10th new A350 aircraft ferried back to Taiwan on Friday containing Sustainable Aviation/Alternative Fuels (SAF) added to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by around 20,000 kg. The move makes China Airlines the first carrier in Taiwan […]

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DuPont launches new fermentation system for ethanol

DuPont launches new fermentation system for ethanol

December 1, 2017 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences launched SYNERXIA THRIVE Fermentation System, the newest innovation in the company’s synergistic fermentation system technologies. The new fermentation system will deliver higher ethanol yields, incomparable robustness during thermal excursions and improved performance, according to their press release. “With the new DuPont SYNERXIA THRIVE Fermentation System, ethanol producers can now expect […]

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