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Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

May 21, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that Chhattisgarh is exploring the possibility of becoming the first state in the country to produce ethanol from rice. The region is a top rice producer but the state’s chief minister is convinced such a project would not lead to an increase in rice prices. The Indian Institute […]

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Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

May 21, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the energy ministry is looking at potentially using Pertamina’s storage tanks to store biodiesel in an attempt to reduce infrastructure costs for the fuel and its mandated B20 blend. Already the ministry has begun inspections on eight storage facilities to ensure appropriate specifications, handling, safety and other […]

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CARB data shows 100% LCFS compliance in 2018

CARB data shows 100% LCFS compliance in 2018

May 21, 2019 |

In California, new 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers: to date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives. The 2018 data also shows fuel […]

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Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

May 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, undergraduate researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout looked into creating a prototype of an algae collection system. Using a pump, the system would take in water from Lake Menomin. The water would go through an electro-coagulator that would create bubbles to push the algae to the top of a collection box. The algae […]

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EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

May 21, 2019 |

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation […]

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Amyris receives first cash payment of $10 million for reaching cannabinoid milestones

Amyris receives first cash payment of $10 million for reaching cannabinoid milestones

May 20, 2019 |

In California, Amyris reported that it has received from its cannabinoid partner, LAVVAN, a first cash payment of $10 million for having successfully delivered on its first major collaboration milestone as announced on March 29, 2019. “We are very pleased with the continued strong execution of our business strategy and the performance of our technology […]

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Gevo supplied fuel to first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration

Gevo supplied fuel to first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration

May 20, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc.  announced last week that it is supplying its sustainable and renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to World Fuel Services Corporation, for use in business jets at the first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration held at TAG Farnborough Airport. Although World Fuel has delivered nearly 17k tons of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) […]

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EU-funded RoadToBio project publishes strategy to achieve 25% bio in chemical industry by 2030

EU-funded RoadToBio project publishes strategy to achieve 25% bio in chemical industry by 2030

May 20, 2019 |

In Germany, the European-funded RoadToBio project has published a detailed strategy document that aims to guide the European chemical industry towards integration with the bioeconomy through looking at current and future opportunities for biochemicals in everything from cosmetics and paints to agricultural materials and surfactants. The strategy’s aim is for the European chemical industry to […]

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UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

May 20, 2019 |

In Turkey, Prensa Latina reports that the biodiesel industry from used cooking oil is finally picking up in the country. Last year’s fledgling production saw about 35,000 metric tons being turned into about $35 million worth of biodiesel, a figure the national biodieisel association said could double in just a few years as production tries […]

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Imperial County agrees to extend loan to California Ethanol & Power

Imperial County agrees to extend loan to California Ethanol & Power

May 20, 2019 |

In California, local press reports that Imperial County has agreed to extend the deadline for the $600,000 loan it provided to California Ethanol & Power with interim interest payments to be made due to circumstances that lead to delays in getting the project up and running. The company has had challenges securing sufficient finance to […]

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