Category: Producer News

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

October 20, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.  

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Pacific Biodiesel back to supplying marine customers

Pacific Biodiesel back to supplying marine customers

October 20, 2014 |

In Hawaii, divers and crew aboard Aqua Adventures Maui are no longer breathing petroleum exhaust when they begin their diving experience from the swim step of the vessel. In a demonstration of its commitment to recycling and to the environment, the Maui “snuba” company has switched from fossil fuel to 100 percent locally produced biodiesel. […]

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Platts says not charged with wrongdoing by the European Commission

Platts says not charged with wrongdoing by the European Commission

October 20, 2014 |

In the UK, Platts says it has not been charged with any wrongdoing by the European Commission in relation to the EC’s ongoing investigation into possible price collusion for biofuels. Reuters has seen a French-language document from the EC indicating that Platts may have kept market players from participating in its Market on Close pricing […]

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Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

October 20, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, the biodiesel industry is calling for tighter regulations on used cooking oil to keep unscrupulous traders out of the market instead of pushing up prices—pegging used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil—filtering it and putting it back into the human consumption market. That oil would then fall to prices where recycling into […]

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BDI – BioEnergy International gets refit project in California

BDI – BioEnergy International gets refit project in California

October 20, 2014 |

In Austria, BDI – BioEnergy International has signed a contract to refit the Crimson Renewable Energy biodiesel plant in Bakersfield, California. Crimson Renewable Energy has operated the plant since 2010 using self-developed technology and is currently the largest biodiesel producer in California. BDI will supply engineering services and equipment for several important process phases in […]

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Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

October 20, 2014 |

In Texas, contaminated biodiesel received from a supplier caused problems in some truck engines who tanked up at the Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas. After a driver notified the station manager of the issue, the fuel was investigated and the contaminated fuel identified. The pump has since been cleaned out and put back […]

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ZeaChem, Leaf Resources sign collaboration agreement for Leaf Glycell

ZeaChem, Leaf Resources sign collaboration agreement for Leaf Glycell

October 20, 2014 |

In Colorado, ZeaChem has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Leaf Resources. The agreement covers ZeaChem’s evaluation of the Leaf Glycell process for the production of fermentable sugars at ZeaChem’s demonstration plant at Boardman, Oregon.  The trials will use Poplar as a feedstock. Regarding the agreement, ZeaChem’s CEO, Tim Eggeman said: “ZeaChem is excited to trial Leaf […]

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Covanta retired COO, CTO John Klett receives Medal of Achievement

Covanta retired COO, CTO John Klett receives Medal of Achievement

October 20, 2014 |

In New York, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER) recently awarded the Medal of Achievement Award to John Klett, retired Covanta Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. The award recognizes distinguished and continued contributions over a substantial period of time in the advancement of solid waste processing […]

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Ansell completes second biomass boiler at Sri Lanka facility

Ansell completes second biomass boiler at Sri Lanka facility

October 20, 2014 |

In New Jersey, Ansell has completed its second biomass boiler at the Ansell factory complex in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The new boiler has a capacity of 12.5MW and will be the largest hot water boiler in Sri Lanka. Ansell Lanka already has a 10.5MW boiler installed at its premises, which reduced CO2, emissions by 11,000 […]

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Amyris, Solazyme win EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Amyris, Solazyme win EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, the EPA has awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award to five recipients: Amyris, Professor Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Solazyme, QD Vision, Inc, and the Solberg Company. Amyris received the prize in the small business category, and Solazyme received one of three awards for “greener reaction conditions, designing greener chemicals, and greener […]

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