Category: Producer News

“Biofuels Barometer” report offers sober assessment of biofuels prospects in the EU

In the EU, Energies Renouvelables is noting that biofuels consumption has dropped 6.8 percent in the EU road transport sector between 2012 and 2013, with a 4.7% overall “incorporation rate”. The group, which has published its Biofuels Barometer (available here), said that “sustainable biofuels” consumption rates are now exceeding 86 percent and that, despite the […]

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Taurus Energy notes global surge in cellulosic biofuels testing and partnering activity

In Sweden, Taurus Energy has revealed that it is currently holding discussions and negotiations on XYLOFERM with over 10 companies, noting that “The level of interest in producing second-generation ethanol has increased over the past year, since a number of production facilities have come on-stream. Leaders in the industry no longer regard ethanol produced from […]

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Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

In Iowa, after tipping earlier in the year that there were substantial opportunities in Brazil and Argentina for corn ethanol expansion, “Ethanol Baron” Bruce Rastetter and his Summit Group have announced a $140 million corn ethanol project for Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso state. Summit Group will finance the project through its US […]

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Strong ethanol margins bring South Dakota’s Red River Energy plant back online

In South Dakota, the 25 million gallon Red River Energy ethanol plant in Rosholt is re-opening after an idle period that stretches back to early 2013, according to press reports. In an interview with the Watertown (SD) Public Opinion,  general manager Rick Serie said “The margins are good in ethanol, corn is abundant at this […]

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Masdar, Tadweer launch Emirates effort to improve waste cooking to biodiesel conversion tehcnology

In the Emirates, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi have inked a two-year R&D pact to explore imporvemtns in tehcnologies for the conversion of waste cooking oil to biodiesel. The groups will be joined in the project by Australia’s Laboratory for Turbulence Research in […]

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Joule to host climate change seminar in Norway, Jeffrey Sachs will headline

In Norway, Joule will be hosting a strategic seminar on climate change next Tuesday, September 9th in Oslo. The seminar, entitled “Converting Words to Action on Climate Change: The Role of Technology” will discuss the role of newer technologies that are still advancing towards maturity and economic feasibility, requiring the collective support of government, academia […]

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Ethanol production drops again, stocks at 14-week low

In the US, ethanol production for the week before last averaged 913,000 barrels per day, or 38.35 million gallons daily, which is down 24,000 barrels per day from the week before. Stocks of ethanol stood at 17.3 million barrels. That is a 5.1% decrease from last week and a 14-week low. Gasoline demand for the […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada accepting applications for Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund grants

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada is accepting applications for grants from their SD Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund through October 15, 2014. The Tech Fund supports technologies focused on responsible resource development, next generation transportation, resource and energy efficiency, clean energy, agriculture, and northern and remote communities. The Natural Gas Fund coshes on […]

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Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

In Iowa, IngeniOz has produced a 100% pure vodka, claiming to be the purest vodka in the world. The process is based out of Iowa State University and involves alcohol production by the fermentation of corn syrup and starch and then distilling the product six times. IngeniOz vodka is treated further by ozone oxidation, activated carbon […]

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Cambrian Innovation and Genomatica receive World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer awards

In Switzerland, the World Economic Forum has named both Cambrian Innovation and Genomatica as a 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Cambrian employs a bioelectric technology to cost-effectively clean wastewater by generating significant clean energy in the process, assisting with sustainable management of water resources. Genomatica, on the other hand, was recognized for its biotechnology-based […]

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