Author Archive: Meghan Sapp
In India, My Eco Energy has opened its first filling station in Pune that will supply its UCO biodiesel retailed as Indizel with 500 pumps expected in Maharashtra during the next year. Kolhapur, Noida and Visakhapatnam have been identified as biodiesel production sites. Austria’s Energia will supply the production technology.
In Argentina, Carbio says June biodiesel exports by members soared 20% to 142,171 metric tons thanks to very cheap feedstock prices. Exports through June were up 41% on the year at 521,307 tons. July shipping reports indicated exports of about 228,000 tons. Production during June was up almost 10% at 250,044 ton, which was already […]
In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have developed “bionic liquids” from lignin and hemicellulose, two by-products of biofuel production from biorefineries. JBEI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that was established by the DOE Office of Science to accelerate the development of […]
In Washington, Malaysian officials recently agreed to permanently exempt imports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM) from that nation’s new, more stringent sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and inspection regulations for agricultural commodities. The decision makes permanent a temporary exemption, granted in May, for the period from July 31 […]
In Oregon, Imperium Renewables announced a new lending agreement with Umpqua Bank that will provide Imperium with an additional $10 million in working capital to fuel its growth. This modification of a 2012 agreement increases Imperium’s working capital from Umpqua to $20 million while maintaining the company’s revolving line of credit with the bank
In Brazil, ANP sold 625.7 million liters of biodiesel at its most recent auction, 99% of which had the social seal. The fuel sold valued at about $530.24 million. The auction that began on Aug. 8 saw 41 producers participate. Since July 1, the biodiesel blend has been set at 6%.
In Finland, the government with cover 30% of the cost to build the St1 Biofuels sawdust-to-ethanol plant planned for Kajaani. The support of EUR12 million will help fuel up to 5,000 vehicles per year with production of 10 million liters annually.
In Zambia, Zimbabwe’s Green Fuels plans to invest $500 million to develop a sugarcane-based ethanol project mirroring the one it developed in its home country. The company has already acquired 30,000ha for the project.
In Oregon, the state’s Department of Agriculture has sent notices to approximately 417 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel fuel blended with 6 of 20 percent biodiesel may not to be marketed as “diesel”, by law. The notice is in response to consumer complaints received by ODA’s Motor Fuel Quality Program. […]
In Peru, Maple Energy is still looking for a strategic investor, which it has been trying to do since Q1, and is negotiating with banks for gap funding in the meantime. In July the company received an offer for a complete takeover, which doubled the share price at the time, but has since fallen again […]