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ENVIA Energy applies for D7 RIN generation

ENVIA Energy applies for D7 RIN generation

January 16, 2018 |

In Oklahoma, Velocys announced that ENVIA Energy believes that fuel produced at its Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant has met the necessary requirements to be submitted for qualification under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the US. As a result, the facility has submitted a certain number of RIN (Renewable Identification Number) credits to the US […]

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A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

January 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, the list of plants authorized for the 59th ANP Biodiesel Auction was just released. This time all the plants that have registered can participate in the event. That’s because all four pending plants have solved their problems. The only change with the list previously was the inclusion of Caramuru de Sorriso (MT) in […]

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PNNL makes strides with ADM producing propylene glycol

PNNL makes strides with ADM producing propylene glycol

January 16, 2018 |

In Washington state, PNNL, working with the National Corn Growers Association, was exploring ways that sorbitol, a corn-derived sugar alcohol typically used as a sugar substitute, could be used to create propylene glycol (PG). Funded by DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office, the-funded project succeeded. The team discovered a catalyst that efficiently made PG not only from […]

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European Parliament to vote on REDII Wednesday

European Parliament to vote on REDII Wednesday

January 16, 2018 |

In Belgium, all eyes are on the European Parliament that is set to vote on Wednesday regarding the extension of the Renewable Energy Directive through 2030, known as REDII. ePure and farm groups Copa-Cogeca are pushing hard on the yea side while a group of 30 NGOs including WWF and Transport and Energy on the […]

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Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

January 15, 2018 |

In Canada, INNOLTEK Inc. announced the acquisition of QFI’s biodiesel assets, a biodiesel production facility with a capacity of 19 million liters per year in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Using recycled cooking oils as feedstock, the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant never reached full production capacity due to market difficulties. Innoltek plans to invest in the facility to improve operating […]

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Delek US Holdings to complete acquisition of Alon USA Partners by February 7s

Delek US Holdings to complete acquisition of Alon USA Partners by February 7s

January 15, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Delek US Holdings, Inc. and Alon USA Partners, LP announced that Delek US’ Registration Statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission and that Alon Partners has filed a definitive consent statement with the SEC with respect to the proposed acquisition. The consent process will conclude on […]

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NexSteppe sees RenovaBio boosting Brazilian ethanol demand 60% in 2018

NexSteppe sees RenovaBio boosting Brazilian ethanol demand 60% in 2018

January 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, NexSteppe estimates that ethanol demand could rise 60% in 2018 as a result of RenovaBio and rising gas prices so sugarcane growers should take advantage of the opportunity and use this year to boost their plantations. Older plantations due to lack of investment that require renewing but weren’t has seen sugar production stagnate. […]

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Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

January 15, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has decided to not buy anymore biodiesel buses after it failed to secure the fuel supplies required to run the buses it already purchased. Its biodiesel buses are currently running purely on diesel fuel, but if it were able to secure biodiesel […]

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Specialty corn buyers end up selling to ethanol market anyway

Specialty corn buyers end up selling to ethanol market anyway

January 15, 2018 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports that corn farmers who sought to move away from yellow corn for ethanol in the face of a supply glut with four-year low prices and shift into specialty corn like white corn, organic and non-GMO have instead flooded those specialty markets as well. Now, instead of $1 per bushel premiums they’re […]

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UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

January 15, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop – a new feedstock for biofuel production – in Uruguay. The RSB certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels’ existing sustainability certifications like ISCC and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production. Brassica carinata is an […]

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