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Ergodyne brings on Donovan Baker as new Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Ergodyne brings on Donovan Baker as new Eastern Regional Sales Manager

November 24, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Ergodyne has brought on Donovan Baker as its Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Donovan Baker brings 17 years of industry experience, most recently working as National Account Manager for Salisbury by Honeywell. Based out of North Carolina, Baker will support Ergodyne’s diverse end user customer base, independent manufacturer representative groups, and distributor partners throughout […]

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Chempolis signs MOU with i3L to develop biorefineries in Indoensia

Chempolis signs MOU with i3L to develop biorefineries in Indoensia

November 24, 2014 |

In Finland, Chempolis has signed an MOU with Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) to jointly promote and develop commercial biorefinery projects. They also have agreed to jointly form a research centre with a focus on investigating the technical, economic, social, and policy aspects of developing sustainable biorefineries to catalyse the development of bioeconomy […]

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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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