Category: Producer News

SteelRiver Invests in Sierra Energy

SteelRiver Invests in Sierra Energy

June 26, 2016 |

In California, SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America has taken a minority stake in Davis-based Sierra Energywhose FastOx gasifier is now under construction in partnership with the U.S. Army and the California Energy Commission. Using steam and oxygen, FastOx gasifiers break down trash into an energy-dense fuel, without burning. This fuel can then be used to […]

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Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels to construct advanced lab in Queensland

Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels to construct advanced lab in Queensland

June 26, 2016 |

In Queensland, Southern Oil and JJ Richards & Sons, joint venture partners in the Northern Oil Refinery at Yarwun, near Gladstone, will construct .multi-million dollar laboratory will be constructed to support a Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant over the next few months. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) saidit would provide $2.37 million in […]

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You can come back to life as a tree, after death, says Bios

You can come back to life as a tree, after death, says Bios

June 26, 2016 |

In Spain, Bios is having success with its 100% biodegradable “catalyst for life” urns — which fertilize a tree or plant to grow with the remains of a loved one. Nice outcome for a beloved pet, we think — a catalyst for life instead of death. Much better than toting ashes. Really, what will people […]

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Blue Marble Biomaterials Receives key food-grade safety OK

Blue Marble Biomaterials Receives key food-grade safety OK

June 26, 2016 |

In Montana, Blue Marble Biomaterials, a manufacturer of food-grade chemicals for the food and beverage ingredient market, has been certified by SCS Global Services (SCS) under the internationally recognized Safe Quality Food (SQF) standard. SQF is a multi-level food safety and quality scheme, benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). SQF certification is earned […]

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US ethanol production slips to 15.10 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production slips to 15.10 billion gallon annual rate

June 26, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 962,000 barrels per day—or 40.40 million gallons daily. That is down 51,000 b/d from the all-time high of 1.013 million b/d the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 985,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.10 […]

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Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

Scania prepares to launch biodiesel hybrid trucks on electric highway

June 23, 2016 |

In Sweden, Outside Gävle in central Sweden, the last preparations are being made at the test strip for an electrically powered truck from Scania operating under real traffic conditions. During the two-year test period, the electric truck will perform normal transportation assignments for Ernsts Express, a mid-sized logistics company in central Sweden. The truck can […]

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Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

June 23, 2016 |

In India, sugar mills still are having difficulties supplying sufficient ethanol to oil marketing companies to comply with the E10 blending mandate despite several policies to facilitate ethanol production, availability and trade. For last year’s E5 blend, mills supplied enough ethanol for about E3 but couldn’t reach E5, at just 680 million liters. Though mills […]

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Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

Irish and French companies teamed to supply biodiesel for Euro 2016 football stadium lighting

June 23, 2016 |

In Ireland, Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare, Ireland specializing in green energy solutions, teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organizations joined forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel which were used to keep […]

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ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

June 23, 2016 |

In Uruguay, ALUR has signed a deal to export 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to the Netherlands. Holland is the country’s first export market, with 100,000 liters exported in December and another 120,000 liters exported in March. Had the UCO from the most recent shipment not be turned into biodiesel, the oil could have potentially […]

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Seville to trial UCO biodiesel in urban bus fleet as part of EU project

Seville to trial UCO biodiesel in urban bus fleet as part of EU project

June 23, 2016 |

In Spain, part of Seville’s urban bus fleet will trial UCO biodiesel as part of an EU-funded life project that aims to encourage residents to recycle cooking oil rather than throwing it out. A pilot biodiesel facility will be built in the town of Gereza and the fuel will be tested for quality and then […]

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