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Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gain

Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gain

October 21, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rallied 1.16 percent to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gained. For the day, Aemetis (AMTX) settled back 4.68 percent to $8.56, while Ceres (CERE) rebounded 6.77 percent to $0.0.34.  Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) jumped 3.96 percent to $11.56. Overall, advances led […]

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Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

October 20, 2014 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), and Evogene signed a joint research agreement for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil. The cooperation will primarily focus on technologies for controlling castor-specific diseases as well as practices for castor cultivation in rotation with soybean. The global market for castor oil has tightened over the […]

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Abengoa opens world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery, as US Energy Secretary Moniz says “Let’s get going!” on advanced biofuels.

Abengoa opens world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery, as US Energy Secretary Moniz says “Let’s get going!” on advanced biofuels.

October 19, 2014 |

“Welcome to the future of biotechnology and the biofuel industry.” In Kansas, Abengoa Bioenergy officially opened the world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery in Hugoton on Friday, surrounded by dignitaries such as US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas senior Senator Pat Roberts, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson among […]

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Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

October 19, 2014 |

When it is dawn over southwestern Kansas and in the chill of a mid-October morning the air is dry and the sun breaks from the east, the shadows are sharp, the land is still, and the Abengoa biorefinery dominates the skyline near Hugoton. Lining Kansas state Highway 51 in mid-October, as the 25 million gallons cellulosic […]

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4 Minutes With…Joost Dubois, Director Branding & Communications, Bio-based Products, DSM

4 Minutes With…Joost Dubois, Director Branding & Communications, Bio-based Products, DSM

October 19, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. DSM is a science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. We pioneer conversion of renewable plant material to fuels or chemicals in our Biobased Products unit. By combining life sciences with chemistry and materials sciences, we develop technology in bioenergy and renewable […]

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Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recover

Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recover

October 19, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rallied 1.86 percent to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recovered. For the day, Aemetis (AMTX) rocketed up 10.86 percent to $8.98, while Ceres (CERE) dropped 6.29 percent to $0.32. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) was up 10.35 percent to $20.89. Overall, advances led […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 10/20/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 10/20/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

October 19, 2014 |

Biofuels 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; […]

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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 65.54 as advanced biofuels rally

Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 65.54 as advanced biofuels rally

October 16, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, jumped 1.00 percent to 65.54 as advanced biofuels rallied. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) rocketed up 10.88 percent to $11.62, while , while KiOR (KIOR) rebounded 30.65 percent to $0.08. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) was up 5.34 percent to $18.93 . Overall, […]

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Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

October 16, 2014 |

Could diverting agricultural residues for cellulosic ethanol solve the problem of tilling agricultural residues into the topsoil — and help provide a path towards pristine soils not seen since the days of prairie sod? DuPont says, amidst the focus on renewable fuels, cellulosic ethanol’s potential contribution to sustainable agriculture can get overlooked. “The secret to […]

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DuPont, Ethanol Europe Renewables ink pact for cellulosic ethanol in Macedonia

DuPont, Ethanol Europe Renewables ink pact for cellulosic ethanol in Macedonia

October 16, 2014 |

Macedonian government joins as signatory for MOU. 100 million liter cellulosic refinery could start construction in 2016. As much of the advanced biofuels industry heads for Kansas to take part in the opening ceremonies for Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol refinery in Hugoton, news arrives from Skopje, Macedonia that the Republic of Macedonia today joined a MOU to […]

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