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Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

Brazilian ethanol prices higher on rumors of increased gasoline taxes

July 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, the government may increase the CIDE or PIS/Cofins taxes on gasoline, a move which has supported ethanol prices in response. The former would take 90 days to be implemented but the latter could come into place immediately, however the level of possible taxation is not yet clear. PIS/Cofins could also be applied to […]

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New York Green Bank could be model for federal green bank

New York Green Bank could be model for federal green bank

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Paul Tonko, NY, has proposed a bill that would funnel federal funds for investment in renewable energy including biofuels through state green banks following the success of the New York Green Bank that is already profitable a year ahead of schedule. The bill would seek $10 billion minimum capitalization for the federal […]

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Poor UK wheat harvest may see next imports for second year running

Poor UK wheat harvest may see next imports for second year running

July 20, 2017 |

In the UK, this year’s wheat harvest looks to be similar to last year’s of around 14.4 million metric tons that not only was the lowest in three years but also prompted wheat imports despite being the EU’s third-largest grower. That was only the fourth time the UK was a net importer during the past […]

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DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. The Southeast Asian region—which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—currently represents the third largest […]

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Think tank slams EU’s impact assessments of REDII proposal

Think tank slams EU’s impact assessments of REDII proposal

July 20, 2017 |

In Belgium, Institute for Impact Assessment and Scientific Evaluation of Policy and Legislation has scrutinized in detail the Impact Assessments accompanying the European Commission legislative proposal for a directive on the use of energy from renewable sources.  The lack of availability for scrutiny of the models used to calculate macroeconomic parameters, indirect land use change […]

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June RIN generation falls slightly on month

June RIN generation falls slightly on month

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said June RIN production fell to 1.26 billion from 1.27 billion the month prior. Biomass-based diesel increased over the previous month to 262,875,064 from 231,107,617 while cellulosic diesel generated the first RINs for the year at 756,020. D5 RINs also saw a big jump to 14,965,286 from 12,398,941 in […]

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Gen3Bio commercializing algae-to-biochemicals technology

Gen3Bio commercializing algae-to-biochemicals technology

July 20, 2017 |

In Indiana, Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste. The company is scaling up and commercializing an effective, efficient and low-cost algae extraction method to lyse open the algae cells […]

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Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee vote on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that seeks to allow sales of E15 year-round could be held as soon as Wednesday. The fight over the bill has brought together pro-ethanol states and industries on one side against those who say the law would […]

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Fires causing problems in abandoned Bionet Europa biodiesel facility

Fires causing problems in abandoned Bionet Europa biodiesel facility

July 19, 2017 |

In Spain, two fires in as many weeks have erupted at the former Bionet Europa biodiesel factory near Reus after solidified old fuel left behind on site caught fire. This week’s fires took place in some old storage tanks that firefighters say are no longer at risk of catching fire again with the one in […]

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Indonesia gives Greenbelt’s ECOsystem technology the green seal of approval

Indonesia gives Greenbelt’s ECOsystem technology the green seal of approval

July 19, 2017 |

In California, the Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for Greenbelt Resources’ proprietary waste-to-energy systems process “ECOsystem” technology. When awarded, the registration will designate Greenbelt’s technology as environmentally friendly. The registration will apply to all food waste applications including the technology’s […]

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