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BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell back launch of “Biofuels for Europe” info site

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell back launch of “Biofuels for Europe” info site

June 27, 2015 |

In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information. BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have sponsored the initiative in the common view that biofuels, when sustainably produced, have a positive role to play in decarbonizing the transport sector in […]

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On the Move in the Bioeconomy: DOE Loan Programs Office, POET

On the Move in the Bioeconomy: DOE Loan Programs Office, POET

June 27, 2015 |

In Washington, Peter Davison is stepping down Executive Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to return to the private sector. He said: “When I first joined LPO in May 2013, the program was at a crossroads.  We had not issued a new loan in more than two years, could not accept any […]

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St1, the new Chair of LSB: “EU must create a strong 2030 policy”

St1, the new Chair of LSB: “EU must create a strong 2030 policy”

June 27, 2015 |

In Brussels, the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels elected St1 Biofuels Oy’s CEO Mika Aho to chair the coalition for the coming year. The new chairman was elected in LSB’s general meeting in Brussels on 17 June, 2015. LSB is a coalition of key companies in the advanced biofuels sector with the aim to promote the […]

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TerraVerdae debuts biodegradable microspheres for cosmetics, personal care

TerraVerdae debuts biodegradable microspheres for cosmetics, personal care

June 27, 2015 |

In Canada, TerraVerdae BioWorks, announced a new line of biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products, as a direct replacement for synthetic, non-degradable plastic microbeads that are currently the subject of restrictive legislation throughout the world. TerraVerdae’s natural microspheres are a PHA-based biomaterial produced using a non- GMO, non-toxic, plant-associated process. […]

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US Ethanol production reaches record high

US Ethanol production reaches record high

June 27, 2015 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 994,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.75 million gallons daily. That is up 14,000 b/d from the week before and an all-time record high. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 985,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.10 […]

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EU green lights €120M in advanced bioeconomy projects

EU green lights €120M in advanced bioeconomy projects

June 27, 2015 |

In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to boost the EU capacity to stimulate growth and jobs via a more circular, low carbon and sustainable bioeconomy. The 7 funded research projects will tackle […]

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Coons, Moran, Poe, Thompson reintroduce Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act of 2015

Coons, Moran, Poe, Thompson reintroduce Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act of 2015

June 27, 2015 |

In Washington, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) for reintroducing the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act of 2015 (S.1656 and H.R.2883).  This bill “levels the playing field” according to its sponsors, “by giving investors in renewable energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure […]

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Atlantic Biodiesel Opens Biodiesel plant in Ontario 

Atlantic Biodiesel Opens Biodiesel plant in Ontario 

June 27, 2015 |

In Ontario, Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened of its new, state-of-the-art renewable fuel facility in Welland, Ontario, which will produce 170 million litres of renewable, clean-burning biodiesel and 15 million litres of high-grade glycerin per year. The facility produces biofuel suitable for cold weather applications and is situated near infrastructure that provides storage as well as […]

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Amyris & Dinaco ink Reseller pact for Neossance Cosmetic Ingredients in Brazil

Amyris & Dinaco ink Reseller pact for Neossance Cosmetic Ingredients in Brazil

June 27, 2015 |

In California, Amyris, and Dinaco Importacao Comercio announced an exclusive re-seller agreement for Amyris’s Neossance cosmetic ingredients in Brazil. Dinaco will purchase and exclusively re-sell Amyris’s Neossance Squalane and Neossance Hemisqualane products throughout Brazil. Neossance Hemisqualane is an innovative light emollient with high spreadability that is ideal for natural cosmetic formulations. It is a replacement […]

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Green Plains Partners raises $150M in IPO

Green Plains Partners raises $150M in IPO

June 27, 2015 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Partners LP announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,000,000 common units representing limited partner interests at a public offering price of $15.00 per common unit. The common units are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “GPP” on June 26, 2015. In […]

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