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Netherlands on target for 10% biofuels for 2020 as consumption hits 8.9% in 2018

Netherlands on target for 10% biofuels for 2020 as consumption hits 8.9% in 2018

July 11, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, the country is on track to reach the European target for renewable energy for transport of 10% in 2020. This means that in 2018, the Netherlands will be well above the European average at 8.9%. This is apparent from the total report on the deployment and origin of renewable energy for transport, […]

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DMC raises $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners

DMC raises $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners

July 11, 2019 |

In Colorado, DMC, an early-stage biotechnology company, announced that is has raised a $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners. The company also announced the addition to its Board of Directors of Josko Bobanovic, Partner and Manager of the Sofinnova Industrial Biotech Fund. Current investors Capricorn Venture Partners and Breakthrough Energy Ventures […]

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Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

July 11, 2019 |

In Germany, Suedzucker said a strong recovery in ethanol sales revenues from the prior year’s low level was a major contributor to increased revenues for CropEnergies during Q1 with revenues moderately higher than last year at EUR185 million compared to EUR176 million last year. Lower sales volumes were more than offset by higher sales revenues. […]

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Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that ethanol slipped slightly from the week before to 1.047 million b/d, 35,000 b/d lower than the last full week of June by still 14,000 b/d higher than the year prior. Despite the slight slowdown in production, stocks still rose by 165,000 barrels to 23.009 million barrels with nearly half a […]

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India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

July 11, 2019 |

In India, local press reports that Synergy Green Diesel has established a delivery service for its UCO-based biodiesel in several regions around the center of the country to supply B100 to SMEs, hotels and other industrial users of fuel in an effort to expand the use of the fuel to consumers who would ordinarily just […]

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Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump believes allowing year-round E15 should compensate for increased small refinery hardship waivers despite the two policies not being connected. The agriculture secretary is pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to reissue the missing gallons from approved hardship waivers as part of the upcoming “reset” of the Renewable Fuels […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

July 11, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, with a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. A team led by John Ralph, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded a […]

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President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that about 40 applications for small refinery hardship waivers are on hold while President Trump undergoes a review of the policies used to determine approvals for those exemptions. Three sources told Reuters that he has brought in the Cabinet to review the decision-making that has led to a four-fold increase in […]

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Bunge and BP may team up in mega sugar/ethanol JV to rival Raizen

Bunge and BP may team up in mega sugar/ethanol JV to rival Raizen

July 10, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that BP is looking to team up with Bunge on a joint venture that would link up sugar and ethanol assets that would create a similar giant to Shell’s JV with Cosan, Raizen. Bunge has been looking to offload its sugar assets in Brazil for a number of years with no […]

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Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

July 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government wants Rajburi Ethanol to pay nearly $200,000 in damages following a wastewater leak that included molasses over the course of nearly a week in October 2016 that led to significant fish kill. The Pollution Control Department and Fisheries Department sued the company for damages related to […]

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