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German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

February 23, 2017 |

In Germany, biodiesel blend was slightly lower on the year last year at 5.61% in part as a result of double counting waste-based biofuels while ethanol blending was slightly higher at 5.78%. Although the biodiesel blending rate fell in percentage terms, biodiesel consumption was actually slightly higher at 2.15 million metric tons but diesel consumption […]

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RFA study says ethanol supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016

RFA study says ethanol supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016

February 23, 2017 |

In Washington, a new report commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Agency says the U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016. According to the analysis, the production and use of 15.25 billion gallons of ethanol last year also: ¥ contributed nearly $14.4 billion to […]

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Alliance Bioenergy submits offer for INEOS New Planet Bioenergy

Alliance Bioenergy submits offer for INEOS New Planet Bioenergy

February 23, 2017 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus announced that it has submitted an offer to purchase a 145+ acre ethanol plant previously owned by INEOS New Planet Bioenergy in Vero Beach, FL. If successful the Company will begin to retrofit the front end of the facility immediately with its patented CTS process and quickly be converting local […]

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County approves LOI with Elite Octane to move forward on ethanol facility

County approves LOI with Elite Octane to move forward on ethanol facility

February 23, 2017 |

In Iowa, the Elite Octane project set for Atlantic has been pulled from the brink after the Cass County Board of Commissioners approved a letter of intent with the project’s developers, agreeing to invest $4.4 million in infrastructure improvements including roads and a pipeline to transport gray water from the community’s wastewater treatment plant for […]

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Newport Biodiesel supplies B20 to sailing school vessel on its way to Cuba

Newport Biodiesel supplies B20 to sailing school vessel on its way to Cuba

February 23, 2017 |

In Rhode Island, biodiesel is taking to the high seas in a special ship traveling from Rhode Island to an ultimate goal of Cuba on 6,000 gallons of B20 supplied by Newport Biodiesel. The 200-foot Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry fueled up with 20 percent biodiesel this week at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

February 23, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is trialing various biofuel crops including sunflowers on a 115 acre test site on Maui, a project that is not related to the parent company of C&H Sugar that recently closed down sugarcane operations and looked to sunflower as a potential alternative crop. More details on the community-based project are to […]

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Princeton researchers boost bioreactor efficiency with new integrated approach

Princeton researchers boost bioreactor efficiency with new integrated approach

February 23, 2017 |

In New Jersey, to improve bioreactor efficiency, researchers at Princeton University will create an integrated approach to monitoring and controlling the organisms’ metabolic activity thanks to support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., and his wife, Wendy, created the $25 million endowment […]

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Oklahoma releases 7,564 pages of new EPA Administrator’s emails showing deep oil links

Oklahoma releases 7,564 pages of new EPA Administrator’s emails showing deep oil links

February 23, 2017 |

In Washington, 7,564 pages of emails by then-Oklahoma Attorney General, now-Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, following a freedom of information request and a court order to release them by the Center for Media and Democracy show the administrator’s very tight relationship with several key players in the oil and gas industry who went so […]

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Bangchak Petroleum exploring value add project for its biofuel sector

Bangchak Petroleum exploring value add project for its biofuel sector

February 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, Bangchak Petroleum is investing in a feasibility study looking a project with an unidentified strategic partner to add value to its methyl ester and ethanol production rather than remain subject to the whims of commodity market for fuels. A deal should be announced in mid-2017. The company currently produces 710,000 liters per day […]

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Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

February 22, 2017 |

In Iowa, Pine Lake Corn Processors has become the first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (ICE) membrane solution to increase production capacity and improve overall plant efficiency. Pine Lake, located at Steamboat Rock, Iowa, operates at 35 MMgy dry mill ethanol plant. Whitefox’s bolt-on ICE solution gives the plant an […]

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