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Bipartisan Policy Center and it’s “Fix the RFS” recipe, or lack thereof

Bipartisan Policy Center and it’s “Fix the RFS” recipe, or lack thereof

December 18, 2014 |

After a year-long talk fest, the BPC emerges with a report on RFS reform, and lays an egg. Was the process doomed from the start by an insistence of “RFS reform” as a topic for discussion, instead of RFS enforcement? The Digest investigates. In Washington, the Bipartisan Policy Center has issued its high-awaited 61-page report […]

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 61.09 despite a large cap gain

Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 61.09 despite a large cap gain

December 18, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 61.09, up 0.03 percent despite a large cap gain. For the day, Neste Oil (NTOIF) dumped 18.08 percent to $19.75, while Biox (BT.T) plunged 24.39 percent to $0.31. Among other equities, ADM gained 3.06 percent to $51.16. Overall, advances led declines […]

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Raizen, Iogen commence cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

Raizen, Iogen commence cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

December 17, 2014 |

1 billion liters by 2024, vows Raizen. Record speed on start-up. What’s the story on the ground? The Digest investigates. In Brazil, Iogen and Raízen announced they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen`s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Raízen broke ground on the $US100 […]

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US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Senate passed the tax extenders bill, including the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, 76-16. The tax extender legislation including a one-year retroactive extension of four key advanced biofuels tax provisions as part of a larger package of tax credit extensions. These four advanced biofuels incentives include: (1) the Second Generation […]

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Biofuels Digest Index rebounds strongly, up 3.47 percent to 61.07 as advanced biofuels soar

Biofuels Digest Index rebounds strongly, up 3.47 percent to 61.07 as advanced biofuels soar

December 17, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded strongly, up 3.47 percent to 61.07 as advanced biofuels soared. For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) surged 12.96 percent to $2.44, while Codexis (CDXS) rallied 13/10 percent to $2.59. Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) gained 10.01 percent to $10.66. Overall, advances led declines […]

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4 minutes with… Gernot Trolf, CEO of AATIC

4 minutes with… Gernot Trolf, CEO of AATIC

December 17, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. We are a financial sourcing company for GREEN renewable energy projects. Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months. We match the funder/investor with the project of their choice with a bit of our suggestions. […]

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4 minutes with… Srinivas Kilambi, Founder & CEO, Sriya Group

4 minutes with… Srinivas Kilambi, Founder & CEO, Sriya Group

December 16, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Sriya Group is an innovative technology invention and development company. It incubates novel technologies with initial funding, research at partner labs and its final spinoff as operating companies like Sriya Innovations (Renmatix), Sriya Green Materials (Verdedcem), Pronghorn Renewables, LLC Tell us about your […]

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Biofuels Digest Index closes up 59.02 as ethanol equities jump

Biofuels Digest Index closes up 59.02 as ethanol equities jump

December 16, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, regained 0.63 percent to close at 59.02 as ethanol equities jumped.  For the day, Dyadic (DYAI) surged 8.42 percent to $1.03, while Aemetis (AMTX) rebounded 8.37 percent to $5.05. Among other equities, Shell (RDS-A) jumped 3.91 percent to $63.31. Overall, advances led declines 8 […]

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A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

December 16, 2014 |

Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based on its uncommon approach to intercropping? The Digest investigates. In science, there exists the difficulty in developing a new energy crop —  improving yields and stress tolerance, […]

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Glauber retires as USDA Chief Economist

Glauber retires as USDA Chief Economist

December 16, 2014 |

In Washington, USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber is set to retire after a 30-year federal career.  Current USDA Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Robert Johansson has been named Acting Chief Economist. Johansson has served as USDA’s Deputy Chief Economist since 2012 and holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota. Johansson will assume […]

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