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Pacific Ethanol to Sell CO2 From Its Boardman, Oregon ethanol plant

Pacific Ethanol to Sell CO2 From Its Boardman, Oregon ethanol plant

September 15, 2014 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol, announced an agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, LLC to sell CO2 from the Pacific Ethanol Columbia plant located in Boardman, Oregon. Kodiak plans to construct a liquefaction and dry ice processing plant adjacent to the Columbia facility and expects to purchase up to 200 tons of CO2 per day to sell to food processing and beverage producers. Neil […]

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Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

September 15, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Planet E85 forum on new Speedway E85 pumps reports new ones at four Speedway service stations in Burbank and North Aurora, Illinois, Findlay, Ohio, and Menominee Falls, Wisconsin.  

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Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

September 15, 2014 |

In Vietnam, Eco-Business reports that in the province of Quang Nai, the 150 service stations in the province have begun selling E5 Ron 92 fuel – a blend of 5% ethanol and 95% Ron 92. According to the article, the director of Quan Ngai Petroleum, Nguyen Hung Ho stated that his company had already sold […]

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Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) launches new website

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) launches new website

September 15, 2014 |

In Connecticut, The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of fuel cell technology.  The website - www.fchea.org -  reflects the industry’s continued commitment to educate consumers, policy makers, and others through the internet and digital media, as well as public forums and traditional communications. The […]

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Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Solarvest BioEnergy has signed agreements with two unamed EU contract production facilities. These facilities will implement Solarvest’s proprietary production process and algae strains to produce high value Omega-3′s to Solarvest’s specifications. The first facility has commenced production of high-DHA product samples that will be suitable for formulation and testing by prospective customers in […]

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Taurus Energy, CIMV ink partnership for EU-based cellulosic ethanol demo plant

Taurus Energy, CIMV ink partnership for EU-based cellulosic ethanol demo plant

September 15, 2014 |

In Sweden, Taurus Energy announced that it has partnered with France-based CIMV, and submitted to the EU Commission a proposal for the construction and operation of a larger demonstration plant for the production of ethanol from biomass.The plan is for the demonstration plant will be built in France. Taurus Energy is responsible for the yeast-based fermentation step in the process. The EU Commission in January […]

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S&W Seed expects to file patents for stevia varieties with improved taste and higher yield

S&W Seed expects to file patents for stevia varieties with improved taste and higher yield

September 15, 2014 |

In California, S&W Seed Company reports that it expects to file patent applications in October or November of 2014 for its stevia varieties. The company is compiling data from its most recent field trials, during summer and fall of 2014. Its R&D effort, headed by Dr. Clinton Shock, has successfully crossed certain lines that have produced improved taste profiles and plant mass that the company […]

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Harper Government invests in Canada’s bioproducts sector

Harper Government invests in Canada’s bioproducts sector

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Mike Wallace announced an investment of $7 million to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada for a first-of-its-kind national bioproducts cluster. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists will work with industry partners on adding value to the agriculture sector and responding to global demand for environmentally-friendly bioproducts. This will […]

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A looming cellulosic feedstock shortage?

A looming cellulosic feedstock shortage?

September 15, 2014 |

As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk? For several years, the questions that have perplexed actors in the advanced bioeconomy have revolved around policy stability and the effectiveness of the new technology: can […]

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4 Minutes With…John M. May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co, industry financier

4 Minutes With…John M. May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co, industry financier

September 15, 2014 |

Innovative finance? We think that’s John May’s middle name; it’s certainly his trademark. Stern Bothers rolled up a tremendous clientele in the Advanced Bioeconomy — primarily on its innovative bond financing approach to first commercial projects backed by USDA (and DOE) loan guarantees. For his clients, he’s been a steady counselor in getting new companies […]

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