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Port of Rotterdam to study clean fuel bunkering station in Dordrecht

Port of Rotterdam to study clean fuel bunkering station in Dordrecht

October 17, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam wants to develop a new multifuel bunker station for the refuelling of biodiesel, LNG and other cleaner fuels. Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport has been designated as the location for this bunker station. Port of Rotterdam and PitPoint.LNG signed a letter of intent to jointly further investigate the […]

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BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

October 17, 2017 |

In Austria, BDI-BioEnergy International, so far known for development and construction of biodiesel plants, now takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology, together with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science GmbH. The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI-BioEnergy International AG is investing roughly 16 million euros in the construction of an industrial plant for […]

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University of Arizona gets $15 million grant to set up biofuels and bioproducts center

University of Arizona gets $15 million grant to set up biofuels and bioproducts center

October 17, 2017 |

In Arizona, the University of Arizona has received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new center focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S. Kimberly Ogden, director of the UA Institute for Energy […]

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South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

October 17, 2017 |

In South Africa, just 11.4% of the 80,000 metric ton duty-free ethanol quota to Europe under the new Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African Development Community countries has been used during the first year of the trade deal. Ethanol is among a long list of other commodities and products granted duty-free access, most of which […]

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Natural Resources Canada launches tender for drop-in fuels study

Natural Resources Canada launches tender for drop-in fuels study

October 16, 2017 |

In Canada, Natural Resources Canada has launched a tender for a study to assess the technological and market-related challenges associated with producing and deploying liquid drop-in fuels in the Canadian market, including evaluating the production potential and capacity and both present and potential market size. The tender is open until November 3. There are several […]

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Badger State Fuels more than doubles nameplate capacity to 90 million gallons

Badger State Fuels more than doubles nameplate capacity to 90 million gallons

October 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, Badger State Fuels is more than doubling its ethanol production capacity to 90 million gallons per year from the current 40 million gallons as well including a patent-pending secondary distillation system thanks to Lucas E3 engineering firm. The plant continued to operated while the expansion was in process. The new system will reduce […]

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Spanish ethanol consumption spikes in August without a clear driver

Spanish ethanol consumption spikes in August without a clear driver

October 16, 2017 |

In Spain, ethanol consumption bounced back in August to 21,646 metric tons, up more than 22% from July and 2.5% higher on the year, bringing the blend to 4.63% on a volume basis. Total ethanol consumption for the year through August reached 166,542 tons, for an average blend of 5.11%. Though gasoline consumption increased more […]

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EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

October 16, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa Falls, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology. Iowa Falls is the fifth existing ethanol plant to receive approval from the EPA for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s […]

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Indian sugar mills hopeful for ethanol recovery as cane production bounces back

Indian sugar mills hopeful for ethanol recovery as cane production bounces back

October 16, 2017 |

In India, along with the major recovery in sugarcane production, mills are hoping ethanol production will also bounce back so they can better supply the country’s 10% ethanol blending mandate. Due to drought and low cane production, they were only able to supply 2.5% towards the mandate during the previous season, about 710 million liters. […]

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South Korean ethanol imports and exports soar in September

South Korean ethanol imports and exports soar in September

October 16, 2017 |

In South Korea, ethanol imports soared in September to 31,109 metric tons, up 36% from August. Of the 17,838 tons of denatured ethanol, 84% came from the US while the remainder came from South Africa and Pakistan. Most of the undenatured ethanol imports came from Australia, followed by Pakistan and Cambodia. Surprisingly, exports jumped nearly […]

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