Category: Producer News

EPA OKs on-demand, sustainable pheromone biopesticide from Semios

EPA OKs on-demand, sustainable pheromone biopesticide from Semios

May 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Semios received Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pest Regulation approval for CRS Plus, an aerosol pheromone biopesticide product that disrupts the mating of Aonidiella aurantii, also known as California Red Scale. The Semios CRS Plus solution is delivered via our internet-of-things (IoT) platform as variable rate mating disruption. In other words, we […]

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Evogene reports declining revenue as focus shifts from gene discovery to pre-development

Evogene reports declining revenue as focus shifts from gene discovery to pre-development

May 21, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene reported $83.4 million in cash, short-term bank deposits and marketable securities, as compared to $88.2 million at December 31, 2016 and reported revenues for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.7 million, compared to $2.0 million for the first quarter of 2016.  The net loss for the first quarter of 2017 was […]

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Green Plains completes $36M Cargill Feed Yard acquisition

Green Plains completes $36M Cargill Feed Yard acquisition

May 21, 2017 |

In Nebraska, the Green Plains Cattle Company completed the previously announced acquisition of two cattle feed yards from Cargill for approximately $36.7 million, excluding working capital. The transaction includes feed yards located in Leoti, Kan. and Yuma, Colo., adding capacity of 155,000 head to the company’s operations, and positions Green Plains Cattle Company as the […]

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Novozymes undertakes $36M expansion in Blair, Nebraska 

Novozymes undertakes $36M expansion in Blair, Nebraska 

May 21, 2017 |

In Nebraska, Novozymes announced a $36M expansion of its enzyme manufacturing plant in Blair, Nebraska – an investment to increase capacity for the production of enzymes for biofuels in the US and globally. At the same time, we are also celebrating five years of successful operation in the state thanks to strong partnerships with local, […]

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“Rapeseed the Power Plant”, says UFOP

“Rapeseed the Power Plant”, says UFOP

May 21, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP said EU power plants should consider using more rapeseed oil as an energy source. “The rapeseed plants are real power plants,” the organization said, “From just two to three kilogrammes of seed sown per hectare, around 3,800 kilogrammes of rapeseed is produced at harvest just eleven months later. This yields 1,600 litres […]

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“Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

“Bio-based Materials of the Year 2017” Announced

May 21, 2017 |

In Germany, The Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017” was awarded to packaging materials based on agriculturalBIO-LUTIONS (DE), new generation paper bags from Paptic (FI) and the first biotech raspberry fragrance from Phytowelt (DE). The competition focused on new developments in the bio-based economy, which have had (or will have) a market launch […]

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HPCL to invest $92.4 million in 2G ethanol plant in Bathinda

HPCL to invest $92.4 million in 2G ethanol plant in Bathinda

May 18, 2017 |

In India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. has teamed with ICRISAT, Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) on its 100,000 liter per day $92.4 million second-generation ethanol plant in Bathinda. The facility will use 400 metric tons of sugarcane bagasse and other crop waste as feedstock. Additionally it will also produce bio-CNG and […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to harvest first sunflower crop later this month

Pacific Biodiesel to harvest first sunflower crop later this month

May 18, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is preparing to harvest its first 14-acre sunflower crop later this month using a biodiesel-powered combine and has just planted its second tranche of the 115-acre oil seed crop that should bloom in about two months. The project scales up the company’s oil seed production operations trialed under a collaboration with […]

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My Eco Energy develops franchisee fueling station models to retail biodiesel in India

My Eco Energy develops franchisee fueling station models to retail biodiesel in India

May 18, 2017 |

In India, My Eco Energy has developed franchisee fueling station models to market its Indizel, palm oil-based biodiesel imported from Singapore using crude palm oil from Malaysian and Indonesian origins. The fueling stations are adapted to whether they are bolt on for existing stations or are new stations, and depending on location if they are […]

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US Oil seeks to invest $3 million in ethanol pipeline to facilitate exports to Canada

US Oil seeks to invest $3 million in ethanol pipeline to facilitate exports to Canada

May 18, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, US Oil plans to develop a $3 million, 1,000-foot pipeline project that would transport ethanol across the Great Lakes connecting its oil tank yard to its liquid cargo pier at the Port of Milwaukee. The project was approved by the public works committee of city’s common council and now goes to the council […]

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