Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Biodiesel better than diesel for tractors and agriculture

Biodiesel better than diesel for tractors and agriculture

September 9, 2018 |

In Germany, a research project by the University of Rostock’s Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines (Lehrstuhl für Kolbenmaschinen und Verbrennungsmotoren), investigated to what extent modern diesel engines for agricultural machinery are suitable for long-term operation with biodiesel fuel according to EN 14214. The study showed how biodiesel can fulfill the strictest requirements […]

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Ethanol production hits 4 week high

Ethanol production hits 4 week high

September 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.087 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 45.65 million gallons daily, which is a 17,000 b/d expansion from the week before and a four-week high, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. However, the four-week average for ethanol production dropped back to 1.076 million b/d […]

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Further increase in German rapeseed imports in 2017/18

Further increase in German rapeseed imports in 2017/18

September 9, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, Germany saw another rise in rapeseed imports in the 2017/18 marketing year. Imports hit a record high at just under 6 million tons. In the 2017/18 marketing year, the German oil mill industry imported around 6 million tons of rapeseed. […]

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China’s tariffs hurting U.S. soybean exports

China’s tariffs hurting U.S. soybean exports

September 9, 2018 |

In Missouri, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) published an analysis update to its March 2018 U.S. Baseline Outlook for Agricultural and Biofuel Markets which shows that China’s tariffs are reducing U.S. soybean exports. The marketing year average (MYA) price for soybeans falls to $8.73 per bushel in 2018/19, the […]

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Vivergo Fuels closure’s impact to be felt far and wide

Vivergo Fuels closure’s impact to be felt far and wide

September 9, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, the impact of Vivergo Fuels’ closure will be felt beyond the 150 employees, as 900 farms across Yorkshire and the 1.1 million tons of wheat that the biofuel plant processes is now at risk. It is estimated that the closure will affect over 3,000 jobs directly or indirectly. As reported in […]

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Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

September 9, 2018 |

In Guatemala, sugarcane and palm plantations for biofuels are blamed for clashes and “liberating rivers” efforts by the people affected by its production, according to Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina, Simon Granovsky-Larsen. Granovsky-Larsen conducted research with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a Guatemalan peasant social movement organization […]

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RNG Energy Solutions’s proposed $120M plant stirs up mixed reviews

RNG Energy Solutions’s proposed $120M plant stirs up mixed reviews

September 9, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, RNG Energy Solution’s proposed $120 million trash to biogas plant on 22 acres at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex in South Philadelphia is getting mixed reviews from the local community. The plant would turn 1,100 tons of commercial food waste from the Philadelphia region that otherwise would be burned or sent to […]

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Biogas projects popping up everywhere – are they the magical solution we’ve been looking for?

Biogas projects popping up everywhere – are they the magical solution we’ve been looking for?

September 9, 2018 |

It’s not just you…it’s true, talk of gas is popping up everywhere. But it’s no longer a ssshh’d conversation whispered in the bathroom of a Mexican restaurant after eating too many bean burritos. It’s mainstream conversation now thanks to the growth of biogas around the world. And thanks to rainbow-farting unicorn memes of course. While […]

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Aemetis to lower biofuel’s carbon intensity with Mitsubishi ZEBREXTM technology

Aemetis to lower biofuel’s carbon intensity with Mitsubishi ZEBREXTM technology

September 2, 2018 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. will be implementing the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation ZEBREXTM membrane dehydration system at the 60 million gallon per year Aemetis fuel ethanol plant in Keyes, California. The Aemetis plant upgrade is the first ZEBREXTM system installation in North America and is the largest implementation of the ZEBREXTM system worldwide. The sales transaction […]

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CP Group breaks ground on Fiberight’s waste sorting system

CP Group breaks ground on Fiberight’s waste sorting system

September 2, 2018 |

In Maine, CP Group broke ground on installing waste sorting equipment for Fiberight’s recycling plant in Hampden which will take about 3 months to complete installation. CP Group is installing the front-end system for the waste processing and refining facility, which will recover recyclable commodities and prepare residual waste for further processing on-site and serve […]

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