Author Archive: Meghan Sapp
Tweet In Nigeria, local investors are keen to develop two separate ethanol projects in the country. One would produce ethanol from cassava in in the Ikpoba Okha area of Edo state that could potentially be online by 2016. The other project, also in Edo state, would use sugarcane as feedstock.
Tweet In Australia, Mackay has been tapped as a potential supply site for HRD76, a marine fuel that can be produced from sugarcane waste, for upcoming planned Great Green Fleet maneuvers between the US and Australian navies in 2016. All that’s missing for the project to be implemented is an investor.
Tweet In Finland, VTT and UPM announced that the tests they’ve been performing on UPM’s renewable diesel since last May have shown that the fuel works just as well as fossil diesel. The tests used a 20% blend of UPM’s BioVerno on four Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI cars that traveled 20,000 km each during the […]
Tweet In Missouri, E15 is set to come online this summer after a major push by the state’s governor to overturn the anti-biofuel lobby. Back in October, the rule was temporarily blocked by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules but the Senate didn’t manage to vote it out of committee so won’t come […]
Tweet In Texas, 3.56 million gallons of ethanol was loaded onto the tanker Nordisle in Houston last week with the aim of delivering the contents to three Brazilian ports. The fuel belongs to Louis Dreyfus-owned Biosev, Total’s Brazilian biofuels arm and Grupo Una. Brazilian ethanol demand was up 15% last year, forcing mills to re-fill […]
Tweet In Indonesia, growing demand for biodiesel is expected to weigh on export availability of the fuel. Exports are expected to remain steady on the year at 21 million metric tons, thanks to increased domestic demand of around 38%. Production could reach as high as 31 million tons this year, up from 26.5 million tons […]
Tweet In Hawaii, the state is looking to raise $50 million in bonds to help support Florida-based BioTork to implement a demonstration facility that would produce algae-based biofuels from papaya waste. The state loses 35% of its papaya production annually to wastage, so the project would allow the industry to recuperate some of that lost […]
Tweet In Australia, Korean investors plan to invest $90 million in a grain-based ethanol plant that would produce 110 million liters annually. The facility is likely to be located near Deniliquin with the fuel being supplied to Korea under the recently signed free trade agreement between the two countries. Construction on the facility could start […]
Tweet In California, Targray announced a new inventory location for biodiesel in Bakersfield. Service for B99 and B100 began in mid-February. Targray will supply biodiesel to its growing customer base in California using the terminal’s 24/7 truck rack.
Tweet In Jamaica, ethanol traders contemplated offering European ethanol from Rotterdam at the PetroJam’s 10,000 cu2 buying tender that closed last week, but the lack of available freight from Northwest Europe into the Caribbean got in the way. The ethanol would have had to arrive between March 14-18 but freight could only be secured in […]