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Canaplan sees 2016/17 Brazilian ethanol production at 24.8 billion liters

Canaplan sees 2016/17 Brazilian ethanol production at 24.8 billion liters

September 21, 2017 |

In Brazil, Canaplan expects ethanol production to reach 24.8 billion liters this season, a billion liters higher than its previous estimate, as mills switch to more ethanol than sugar production. As a result, sugar production could fall by as much as 1 million metric tons. With growing demand for ethanol, as demonstrated by an expected […]

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New studies show ethanol’s billion dollar potntial

New studies show ethanol’s billion dollar potntial

September 21, 2017 |

In California, two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy. Reports from the studies are available at http://trestleenergy.com/economic-analysis. Iowa-based Regional Strategic, Ltd. examined the economic impact of collecting, processing, and delivering corn stover byproducts of ethanol the stalks, leaves, and stems of […]

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Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

September 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Cargill announced plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. Opening the facility in Wichita will strengthen Cargill’s biodiesel operations in the heart of the Midwest where it already has biodiesel plants in Iowa Falls, […]

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Court approves sale BIOX to CFFI Ventures

Court approves sale BIOX to CFFI Ventures

September 21, 2017 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation announced the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a final order approving the previously announced transaction pursuant to which 10293547 Canada Limited, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of CFFI Ventures Inc. will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BIOX by way of plan of arrangement under the Canada […]

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BHP Billiton teams with Good Fuels for biofuel bunkering operation in Singapore

BHP Billiton teams with Good Fuels for biofuel bunkering operation in Singapore

September 21, 2017 |

In Singapore, BHP Billiton has teamed with Good Fuels to trial the first biofuel bunkering operation at the Port of Singapore. One of BHP Billiton’s vessels is expected to be bunkered as part of the project with other shipowners expected to participate at a later date.

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China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

September 21, 2017 |

In China, imports of as much as 20 million metric tons of corn could be needed annually to supply animal feed plants in the southern part of the country in the ramp up to the new E10 policy announced earlier this month. Corn located closer to the corn-growing areas is likely to be absorbed by […]

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Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

September 21, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, an additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic compounds could help reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Researchers from King Abdulla University of Science and Technology have now established how these potential additives decompose under combustion-relevant conditions. The researchers found that the additional […]

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Australian community to start feedstock trials for potential future biodiesel industry

Australian community to start feedstock trials for potential future biodiesel industry

September 21, 2017 |

In Australia, Cloncurry Shire Council’s crop trials in conjunction with the Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone is set to begin in the next two weeks in an effort to determine which feedstocks could lead to a viable biodiesel industry in the region. A wide range of crops including leucaena, sunflowers, safflower, sesame, pigeon pea, […]

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Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

Brazilian mills could boost ethanol production to 53.7% of the crush next season

September 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, increased ethanol production is expected to cut sugar production to three-year lows next season as ethanol prices become more profitable for mills in the year starting in April 2018. Kingsman expects the smallest crush in four years at 575 million metric tons, due to slow cane renovation rates as a result of poor […]

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CVR makes about turn on RINs and begins buying them up ahead of March deadline

CVR makes about turn on RINs and begins buying them up ahead of March deadline

September 20, 2017 |

In New York state, Reuters reports that Carl Icahn’s CVR has begun to close out its short position on RINs and began buying million of them in August for the first time in months. In an effort to keep control on prices, the purchases of half a million or a million at a time have […]

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