Category: Producer News

DC Water successfully trials B20 in vehicle fleet

DC Water successfully trials B20 in vehicle fleet

September 29, 2016 |

In Washington, between October 1, 2015- August 31, 2016, DC Water displaced nearly 15,000 gallons of petroleum diesel through its use of B20 (a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel). Importantly, this B20 use resulted in an estimated 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 […]

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Louis Dreyfus opens news glycerin refinery co-located at Indiana biodiesel plant

Louis Dreyfus opens news glycerin refinery co-located at Indiana biodiesel plant

September 29, 2016 |

In Indiana, Louis Dreyfus opened its new glycerin refinery co-located at its soybean crushing and biodiesel facility in Claypool, becoming the country’s second-largest kosher glycerin factory with a capacity of 80 million pounds per year.  Though the company has been marketing crude glycerin since it began producing biodiesel in 2007, the refinery allows it to […]

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US ethanol consumption officially breaks the blend wall

US ethanol consumption officially breaks the blend wall

September 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported that the gasoline market has officially breached the blend well, blending 10.2% ethanol in the week ending September 23. Going beyond the 10% blend wall demonstrates use of higher blends such as E15 and E85. September 15 saw the end of a federal restriction on higher blends that […]

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Indian UCO biodiesel producer to build plant in Armenia

Indian UCO biodiesel producer to build plant in Armenia

September 29, 2016 |

In Armenia, India’s Proalgen Biotech is looking to take advantage of the country’s used vegetable oil stocks to build a EUR20 million biodiesel facility. A memorandum of understanding to develop the city was signed on Wednesday during an Indian investment delegation to the country. Proalgen Biotech already operates two UCO biodiesel plants in India and […]

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CO2 producers to co-locate facility next to Pennsylvania ethanol plant

CO2 producers to co-locate facility next to Pennsylvania ethanol plant

September 29, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, Continental Carbonic Products is setting up a manufacturing facility for production of industrial CO2 and dry ice, using the CO2 produced from the PGP ethanol plant in Clearfield. Construction should begin this summer so that the plant is online by summer 2017. The community hopes that setting up the CO2 plant will attract […]

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European biodiesel supply chain organizes sustainability debate at European Parliament

European biodiesel supply chain organizes sustainability debate at European Parliament

September 29, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board along with FEDIOL and the European Oilseed Alliance is organizing a dinner event in the European Parliament on October 12 discussing the future of sustainable biodiesel. Speakers include Prof. Steve Kaffka from the University of California, the European Commission’s director for renewables and innovation Marie Donnelly, the president of […]

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DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

September 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the initial selections for the second cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program. Three national laboratories will receive nearly $1.2 million to advance collaborative research and development focused on improving the manufacturing processes of industry partners. The TIR Program is designed to streamline engagement and increase […]

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Global Bioenergies and Clariant announce first isobutene production from wheat straw hydrolysate

Global Bioenergies and Clariant announce first isobutene production from wheat straw hydrolysate

September 28, 2016 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and Clariant are proud to announce the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This success is the result of a collaboration initiated more than 18 months ago, and has been made possible by combining Clariant’s proprietary process, allowing for the conversion of […]

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Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

September 28, 2016 |

In Kuwait, the Mina Al-Ahmadi biofuel plant has its sights on the European and US markets for exporting the fuel it will produce when online in 2018. The facility is about 65% completed and should produce 800,000 barrels of biofuels per day at full production capacity. The fuel will seek compliance with European environmental standards […]

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Tight spot supply for Argo Chicago sees prices jump

Tight spot supply for Argo Chicago sees prices jump

September 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, tightness in supply of spot Argo Chicago ethanol has seen prices jump more than 8 cents per gallon in the past week and nearly 2.5 cents just on between Monday and Tuesday. The next few weeks are expected to remain tight as export product is loaded.  September’s export activity has ramped up thanks […]

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