Category: Producer News

Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production expanded by 52,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 5.0% increase, at an average of 1.096 million b/d—equivalent to 46.03 million gallons daily and the largest volume in 44 weeks, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average ethanol production rate moved 2.5% higher to 1.067 […]

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German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

June 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports increased sharply in the first quarter of 2019, with exports to Great Britain seeing the biggest growth. In the first three months of 2019, German exports of biodiesel surged around 33 per cent to 581,248 tonnes year-on-year. Around 87 per cent of these exports were shipped to […]

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Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

June 15, 2019 |

In Sweden, Neste and its partners set to turn the island of Lidö in the Swedish archipelago into a climate neutral Zero Island in just 12 months. As a result of the project, the island’s emissions were brought down by an impressive 78 percent from their previous levels and included solutions like using Neste MY […]

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IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

June 15, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report said that the global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively. The report, titled “Renewable Power […]

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Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

June 15, 2019 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing approximately EUR 350 million (about $390 million) to convert the Oulu paper mill into packaging production. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions’ opens Aldersyde renewable fuels refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions’ opens Aldersyde renewable fuels refinery

June 15, 2019 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. is holding the “Grand Opening” of its renewable fuels refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta on July 11th. Cielo has been working diligently since its temporary shut-down of the Refinery, as announced on May 7, 2019, in order to facilitate the installation of its new heater equipment and waste recovery process. Tours […]

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Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

June 13, 2019 |

In India, Aemetis, Inc announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary achieved record domestic biodiesel revenues in May as shipments commenced under the previously announced $23 million biodiesel supply contract to the three government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s). The Aemetis biodiesel plant in India recently completed the installation and commissioning of a pretreatment plant and […]

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Nominations open for US Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee

Nominations open for US Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2019. The Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 requires cooperation and coordination in biomass research and development between the […]

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Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

June 13, 2019 |

In China, OilPrice.com reports that biodiesel imports jumped a whopping 194.2% in April to 38,669 metric tons thanks to a tight market. Indonesia supplied 34,455.39 tons while 4,010 tons came from Hong Kong. In spite of increased import demand in part due to lower run rates for domestic producers, China exported 68,555 tons of biodiesel. […]

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Advanced biofuels industry asks EPA to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to advanced biofuel production

Advanced biofuels industry asks EPA to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to advanced biofuel production

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, member companies and organizations from the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Coalition to Address Removal of Regulatory Impediments (CARRI), and others with interest in deploying sustainable fuels sent a letter to Assistant EPA Administrator Bill Wehrum to urge the Agency to finalize provisions in the proposed Regulatory Enhancement Growth Support (REGS) rule to […]

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