Author Archive: Meghan Sapp

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Neste teams with Bioenergy La Tuque on forest residue R&D

Neste teams with Bioenergy La Tuque on forest residue R&D

January 17, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque have started R&D cooperation with the objective of studying the potential of using forest residues as a raw material in biofuel production in La Tuque, Canada. The cooperation supports Neste’s goals to expand the raw material selection available and increase the use of waste and residues. Currently, the […]

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Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

January 17, 2017 |

In Michigan, in the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from Michigan State University, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops. “Crop fields were once considered tiny islands in a sea of wild […]

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SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

January 17, 2017 |

In New York state, SUNY Morrisville is doing its part in supporting New York’s dynamic and evolving economy, pioneering the reintroduction of hemp to New York State. Under a research license from MSC, JD Farms in Eaton, Madison County, is experimenting with growing hemp as a commercial crop. JD Farms is New York’s first industrial […]

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Groups appeal permit for PBF’s proposed Delaware ethanol transshipment project

Groups appeal permit for PBF’s proposed Delaware ethanol transshipment project

January 17, 2017 |

In Delaware, Delaware Audubon and the League of Women Voters of Delaware have jointly appealed the permit awarded at the end of last year to PBF Energy to begin transshipments of up to 10,000 barrels of ethanol per day along the Eastern Seaboard, arguing the project goes directly in contra to the Coastal Zone Act […]

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T2 ethanol prices soar to one-year high

T2 ethanol prices soar to one-year high

January 16, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, T2 ethanol prices hit a one-year high on Friday thanks to low river levels on the Rhine that inhibits intra-European trade, rumored production stoppages due to maintenance despite January not having ideal weather conditions for shutdowns, and shrinking stocks. As in Brazil where sugar mills are favoring sugar production over ethanol due […]

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Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

January 16, 2017 |

In Australia, the Dalby biorefinery producing ethanol from grain sorghum has pulled back from the edge of disaster thanks to the implementation of the E10 blending policy in Queensland and has been running at full capacity ever since it came online earlier this month. With expected demand of 200,000 metric tons of sorghum this year, […]

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US ethanol exports soar to 353.2 million gallons during Q1

US ethanol exports soar to 353.2 million gallons during Q1

January 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System said September through November ethanol exports were the best seen in five years with much of the 353.2 million gallons sent to Brazil, Canada and China. Nearly a third of those exports went to Brazil, about 111.6 million gallons, as the market sought to […]

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Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

January 16, 2017 |

In Malaysia, even though the implementation of the B10 blending mandate continues to be delayed until finally it has been shelved indefinitely, the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities has said the fuel has been shown to clean engines and is a superior fuel following 4×4 tests and further validation from other domestic and international […]

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Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines launch study results showing best biojet strategy for Sea-Tac

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines launch study results showing best biojet strategy for Sea-Tac

January 16, 2017 |

In Washington state, the Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In pursuit of its goal to power every flight at Sea-Tac with sustainable aviation biofuel, Sea-Tac is among the first airports in North America to work […]

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Green Dot Bioplastics releases bio-based planting pots

Green Dot Bioplastics releases bio-based planting pots

January 16, 2017 |

In Kansas, greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic pots. Reclaimed plant fibers serve as […]

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