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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 11/24/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 11/24/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

November 23, 2014 |

The Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for NYMEX’s crude oil, Brent Crude, Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel, Natural Gas, RBOB gasoline, and Ethylene; ethanol […]

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The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold

The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold

November 23, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section EPA’s November surprise is as big a shock to the system as this year’s early arrival of cold weather. The decision not to finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) merely compounds the damage done to the advanced biofuel industry by […]

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5 Minutes with Novozymes North America president Adam Monroe on the EPA and the Renewable Fuel Standard

5 Minutes with Novozymes North America president Adam Monroe on the EPA and the Renewable Fuel Standard

November 23, 2014 |

We look at EPA delays on RFS, the consequences, the hoped-for silver lining, fueling infrastructure at the heart of the dispute, and the RFS’ strategic intent. Have no doubt about it, the troubles with the United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard has very little to do with carbon, or energy security, or mandates, or renewable fuel […]

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4 minutes with…Ben Thorp, Chairman, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium

4 minutes with…Ben Thorp, Chairman, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium

November 23, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. BDC role is to track, validate, and evaluate deployments and business strategies that promote the bio economy by gaining more value from biomass. Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months. BDC is a member […]

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Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.03 as ethanol equities gain

Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.03 as ethanol equities gain

November 23, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.35 percent to 69.03 as ethanol equities gained. For the day, Cosan (CZZ) jumped 8.55 percent to $9.52, while Gevo (GEVO) climbed 4.85 percent to $0.45. Among other equities, Solazyme (SZYM) slid 5.15 percent to $2.78. Overall, advances led declines 10 to […]

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EPA abandons RFS rulemaking for 2014

EPA abandons RFS rulemaking for 2014

November 21, 2014 |

In Washington, the U.S. EPA announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015. The proposed 2014 rule ran into a steamroller of opposition from renewable fuel groups, who said the proposed rule substantially cutting biofuels targets “pulled the rug” from underneath billions of dollars investment made […]

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Biofuels Digest Index gains 1.01 percent to 68.79 as advanced biofuels recover

Biofuels Digest Index gains 1.01 percent to 68.79 as advanced biofuels recover

November 20, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 1.01 percent to 68.79 as advanced biofuels recovered. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) soared 13.22 percent to $0.43, while Solazyme (SZYM) slumped 4.28 percent to $2.91. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) tipped back 6.60 percent to $14.29. Overall, advances led declines 2 to […]

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Shell: expects to be producing advanced biofuels at scale, in US, by end of decade

Shell: expects to be producing advanced biofuels at scale, in US, by end of decade

November 20, 2014 |

Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext: “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United States. We plan to be operational by late this decade. “We believe our best bet is woody biomass and energy crops as feedstocks. We plan to do this with a scale-up of smaller plants with widespread feedstock availability.” “The RFS […]

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Protected: ABLC Next 2014 presentation links

Protected: ABLC Next 2014 presentation links

November 20, 2014 |

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4 minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI

4 minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI

November 20, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. CAAFI represents Commercial Aviation Supply chain end customers seeking to support their goals in establishing a sustainable supply of jet fuel to meet its carbon neutral growth 2020 goals. In partnership with the U.S. Military we represent the cutting edge of sustainable transportation […]

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