Category: Producer News

Roxas Holdings buys another 3% of San Carlos Bioenergy

Roxas Holdings buys another 3% of San Carlos Bioenergy

April 23, 2015 |

In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings has again boosted its shareholding in San Carlos Bioenergy, this time purchasing nearly 3% in shareholding from Valmayor Ventures for $1.05 million. Last month the company bought nearly 28% shareholding in the ethanol producer from Zabaleta Group.

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Brazilian ethanol imports into Florida boosts nationwide stocks to 7-week high

Brazilian ethanol imports into Florida boosts nationwide stocks to 7-week high

April 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported an average of 53,000 barrels per day of ethanol imports last week following a massive import of Brazilian ethanol into Florida. The imports pushed nationwide stocks to a seven week high of 21.342 million barrels, up 697,000 barrels on the week. The vast majority of that was in […]

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NBB launches #getbiodieselbackontrack campaign to pressure RFS

NBB launches #getbiodieselbackontrack campaign to pressure RFS

April 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board has launched a thunderclap campaign to push the EPA to ensure a strong mandate for biodiesel in the upcoming RFS announcements. The month-long #getbiodieselbackontrack campaign has already reached nearly 37,000 people since its launch on Monday.

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Aventine ships first BNSF unit-train of ethanol from Aurora

Aventine ships first BNSF unit-train of ethanol from Aurora

April 23, 2015 |

In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. On April 19 Aventine’s first unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama. The ethanol will be blended in gasoline to enhance octane, and will also help reduce America’s dependence on foreign […]

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US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

April 23, 2015 |

In Washington, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA), along with Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Congressman David Young (R-IA) introduced the House companion to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015. U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) authored the legislation, which removes the burdensome restrictions placed on the ethanol […]

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Audi commissions e diesel research facility in Germany

Audi commissions e diesel research facility in Germany

April 22, 2015 |

In Germany, Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2 neutral fuels: A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e diesel. After a commissioning phase of just four months, the research facility in Dresden started producing its first batches of high‑quality diesel fuel a few […]

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European corn and wheat futures fall ahead of new crops

European corn and wheat futures fall ahead of new crops

April 22, 2015 |

In France, futures prices for both European corn and wheat fell on expectations of a bumper crop for both, boosting the crush margin for ethanol. Corn prices are at their lowest since November while wheat prices are at their lowest since October. A bumper US crop is also weighing on European feedstock prices.

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Indian palm oil factory looking to produce biodiesel from oil palm sludge

Indian palm oil factory looking to produce biodiesel from oil palm sludge

April 22, 2015 |

In India, a proposed new palm oil factory aims to use oil palm sludge to produce biodiesel. The facility should be online in about 10 months and in the second in the Apparaopeta region of Telangana state to be built, helping to support local oil palm growers.

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Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

April 22, 2015 |

In Thailand, Thai Agro Industry is looking to acquire an additional 200,000 liters per day of ethanol production, boosting its total daily production capacity to 550,000 liters, with the purchase of two ethanol plants located in the central part of the country. They use molasses as feedstock, have licenses to operate but aren’t yet ready […]

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AgEnergy USA teams with Perdue Farms on poultry waste-to-energy project

AgEnergy USA teams with Perdue Farms on poultry waste-to-energy project

April 22, 2015 |

In Maryland, AgEnergy USA has teamed with Perdue Farms to develop the Clean Bay Biogas Project, which will produce energy from up to 200,000 tons of poultry waste annually.  The project is expect to reduce the state’s Watershed Implementation Plan expenditure by at least $5 billion by removing nitrogen and phosphorous from flowing into the […]

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