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Hindustan Petroleum inaugurates biodiesel blend facility co-located at oil depot

Hindustan Petroleum inaugurates biodiesel blend facility co-located at oil depot

July 21, 2015 |

In India, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has introduced a biodiesel blending program for its own vehicles following the inauguration of its blending facility at the Visakh White Oil Terminal, the first in the country sited at an oil facility. In the Netherlands, the biodiesel premium for RED RME in Northeast Europe fell to $341/mt […]

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Whitefox Technologies demoing membrane technology at Pacific Ethanol plant

Whitefox Technologies demoing membrane technology at Pacific Ethanol plant

July 21, 2015 |

In California, Whitefox Technologies have installed an industrial-scale demonstration of membrane technology used in European ethanol plants for a decade at one of Pacific Ethanol’s plants. The upgrade will either boost production by 7% or reduce energy consumption, and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit.

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DEINOVE completes proof of concept on production of muconic acid from bacteria

DEINOVE completes proof of concept on production of muconic acid from bacteria

July 21, 2015 |

In France, DEINOVE announced that it has completed conclusive proof of concept for the production of muconic acid by a Deinococcus bacterium and has decided to launch a new R&D platform in this field. Using their proprietary metabolic engineering tools, DEINOVE R&D has successfully designed a Deinococcus bacterium capable of producing renewable muconic acid, a […]

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San Francisco City’s fleet to go 100% renewable diesel by year’s end

San Francisco City’s fleet to go 100% renewable diesel by year’s end

July 21, 2015 |

In Italy, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out the use of petroleum diesel in the municipal fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by the end of this year. Lee made the announcement in […]

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Ethanol vessels waiting to load at Santos soars to 9 from 4 the week before

Ethanol vessels waiting to load at Santos soars to 9 from 4 the week before

July 20, 2015 |

In Brazil, nine vessels were waiting to load ethanol from the Port of Santos last Thursday, five more than were waiting the week prior. A total of 128 million liters of ethanol for both fuel and industrial uses were waiting to load, a sharp increase from the previous week’s 48 million liters. In addition, about […]

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SeaChange Group preparing to bring its glycerol-based fuel to market

SeaChange Group preparing to bring its glycerol-based fuel to market

July 20, 2015 |

In Maine, the SeaChange Group is preparing to bring to market the patented Eco-Hybrid™ Fuel (EHF™) uses glycerol, the primary byproduct from biodiesel production, emulsified with ultra-low sulfur diesel at a 35% blend. The patent-pending is Bio Eco-Hybrid™ Fuel, a glycerol emulsion with biodiesel, replacing 100 percent of petroleum diesel. Additionally, these fuels are expected […]

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Newport Biodiesel supplying to the first mega Tall Ship built in US in 100 years

Newport Biodiesel supplying to the first mega Tall Ship built in US in 100 years

July 20, 2015 |

In Rhode Island, Newport Biodiesel is supplying biodiesel to the first 200-foot-long full-rigged Tall Ship to be built in the United States in more than 100 years. The $16 million economic development project that brought the Oliver Hazard Perry to life will see the vessel used for Education at Sea programs. The three-rigged vessel boasts […]

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New IMO rules from Jan. 1 could keep unprepared vessels from shipping biofuels

New IMO rules from Jan. 1 could keep unprepared vessels from shipping biofuels

July 20, 2015 |

In the UK, Rivertrace Engineering says new changes to the International Maritime Organization’s updated rules require that as of Jan. 1, 2016 vessels that haven’t upgraded to IMO standards for oil discharge monitoring equipment won’t be allowed to transport biofuels or biofuel blends. About 2,600 vessels worldwide are required to calibrate to biofuels, which for […]

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Plymouth Energy cuts GHGs, natural gas and electricity consumption with Enogen

Plymouth Energy cuts GHGs, natural gas and electricity consumption with Enogen

July 20, 2015 |

In Iowa, Plymouth Energy has found using Enogen corn not only increased its production yields by about 12% per day but also reduced natural gas consumption per gallon, reduced electricity consumption per gallon and in turn reduced greenhouse gas emissions from ethanol produced at what it says was already an efficient plant. The changes are […]

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Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

July 20, 2015 |

In the Midwest, Platts estimates that ethanol margins fell by nearly 14% last week to 34.35 cents/gal to the lowest in six months and the third week in a row margins have fallen, due to higher feedstock costs and lower ethanol prices. Corn prices were higher but DDGS prices also reached a four-week high, helping […]

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