Category: International

Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

May 1, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that rapeseed prices are the only prices that have surpassed 2015 levels, noting in particular that cereals and corn prices have seen a short dip. In April, Rapeseed prices shot up to the highest levels since 2015; April 2016 bids for rapeseed were on average EUR 349 per tonne ex […]

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Climate Bonds Initiative, IISD launch China 2016 Roadmap reports

Climate Bonds Initiative, IISD launch China 2016 Roadmap reports

May 1, 2016 |

In China, Climate Bonds Initiative and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have launched the first three of the China Roadmap 2016 reports at the Green Finance Committee annual conference in Beijing. The three roadmap reports launched in Beijing were: Green Bond Guidelines for the Next Stage of Market Growth: Sets directions for the […]

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PwC releases Q1 M&A analysis for chemicals sector

PwC releases Q1 M&A analysis for chemicals sector

May 1, 2016 |

In the US, PwC has released its Q1 2016 M&A analysis for the chemicals sector, noting that specialty chemicals accounted for half of all the deal volume in Q1, compared to only 30% in Q4 of 2015. Asia and Oceania are still the largest acquirer region, with 59% of all deals announced in these regions. […]

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Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

April 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices in Brazil. Clariant’s testing evaluated over 40 containers of sugargane bagasse and tops & leaves from Brazil at its pilot and precommercial facilities in Germany, and achieved a yield of […]

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Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

April 18, 2016 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining, has announced the appointment of Rich Troyer as the company’s CEO. Andrew Richard, Comet founder, has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of the company. Troyer was previously the Chief Business Officer at Coskata and also served as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group where he […]

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Growth Energy and other delegates to present in Taiwan on benefits of ethanol

Growth Energy and other delegates to present in Taiwan on benefits of ethanol

April 18, 2016 |

In China, executives from Growth Energy, Green Plains, and POET will travel to Chinese Taipei to join the US delegation participating in Ethanol Trade Development as part of APEC’s Renewable Fuel Strategy. The delegates will present papers on the benefits of ethanol, and will present case studies concerning their successes, challenges, and potential for increased […]

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Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

April 10, 2016 |

In the UK, Green Biologics has partnered with Nexeo Solutions for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market. Nexeo will focus on the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) HI&I (household, industrial & institutional clearners), PCI (personal care intermediates), and energy chemicals. Green Biologics is building its first commercial production facility for […]

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European rapeseed prices hitting record highs because of US soybean prices, says UFOP

European rapeseed prices hitting record highs because of US soybean prices, says UFOP

April 10, 2016 |

In France, rapeseed prices have been climbing steeply to a 2016 record high as a result of the surge of US soybean price quotes and the rise of palm oil prices. This jump has allowed bids on the cash market to recover from their seasonal low. According to UFOP, “Rapeseed oil prices soared on temporarily […]

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Evolva’s revenues up 25%, shifting product focuses to stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol

Evolva’s revenues up 25%, shifting product focuses to stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol

April 4, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva announced positive 2015 financial results, with revenues up 25% to CHF 13.4 million and manufacturing efficiency for launched products improving by c. 50% in the last 18 months. The company intends to focus on three highly profitable products in the near term: stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol. After its launch of both its […]

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Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company will sell its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste to JFLim Participações S.A. The sale will encompass ADM’s sugarcane plantation and ethanol distillery, capable of producing 37,000 gallons of ethanol per year, and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. President of ADM’s corn […]

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