Category: Producer News

Argentina’s April ethanol sales soar 30% on the year

Argentina’s April ethanol sales soar 30% on the year

June 22, 2017 |

In Argentina, ethanol sales rose 30% on the year in April to 86.4 million liters although the volume was slightly lower than in March due to the month having one day less as average daily sales volumes were actually higher than the previous month. Cordoba and Tucuman provinces accounted for 62% of sales. The volume […]

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A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

June 22, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and TerViva announced plans to cultivate pongamia on 250 acres of former sugar plantation lands in Central Maui. TerViva estimates pongamia can produce more than 400 gallons of oil per acre, which can be used to produce biofuels. The residue from the pressing process is a seed cake which […]

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Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

June 22, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a few grams of bark brought back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the lab of genetics professor Chris Hittinger by a recent undergraduate were home to a previously unknown strain of yeast, named Yamadazyma laniorum “in honor of the hardworking people of the historic meat packing industry of Green Bay, Wisconsin,” according […]

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Ethanol demand turns UK into net wheat importer for fourth time in 25 years

Ethanol demand turns UK into net wheat importer for fourth time in 25 years

June 22, 2017 |

In the UK, wheat demand to supply CropEnergies’ Ensus ethanol plant brought back online last year has turned the country into a net importer of wheat for only the fourth time in the past 25 years. Last year’s smaller-than-normal crop has contributed to the shift to net importation with stocks seen closing the current season […]

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation sees biomass a missed opportunity for Australia

Clean Energy Finance Corporation sees biomass a missed opportunity for Australia

June 22, 2017 |

In Australia, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation believes that biomass is a missed opportunity for the country and is frustrated by how far it lags behind in bioenergy compared to much of the rest of the world. The energy class is not only on economically viable under the current renewable energy technology policy but is […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada releases most comprehensive study of biofuels use to date

Advanced Biofuels Canada releases most comprehensive study of biofuels use to date

June 22, 2017 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada recently announced the release of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study was conducted by Navius Research and follows a study last year by Clean Energy Canada and Navius Research on 2010-2014 biofuel use in Canada. The study catalogs biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, […]

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RFA chief calls Brazilian policy ridiculous and Chinese policy schizophrenic

RFA chief calls Brazilian policy ridiculous and Chinese policy schizophrenic

June 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, the CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association told the Fuel Ethanol Workshop during a keynote speech that the proposed import tariff on ethanol into Brazil is ridiculous and destructive while China’s imposition of a tariff in January was schizophrenic. The two countries have been major import markets for US ethanol that must now […]

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Biodiesel fly in sees nearly 100 descend on Washington to push for biodiesel tax credit

Biodiesel fly in sees nearly 100 descend on Washington to push for biodiesel tax credit

June 21, 2017 |

In Washington, nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill Tuesday urging Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive as proposed in both chambers of Congress. Participants include biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers representing more than two dozen states. One theme is clear among members from each of these […]

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REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

June 21, 2017 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the $20 million acquisition of approximately 82 acres of land at and in close proximity to its Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery from Lion Copolymer. The purchase includes land REG previously leased for its Geismar operations and approximately 62 additional acres in parcels adjacent to and near the facility. The […]

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Federal judge rules California’s LFCS may discriminate against Midwestern fuels

Federal judge rules California’s LFCS may discriminate against Midwestern fuels

June 21, 2017 |

In California, a federal judge has ruled that the state’s low carbon fuel standard can’t discriminate against Midwest fuels in favor of California ones, but pretty much the rest of the policy can continue. He ruled that the LFCS does not in fact go against the constitution nor was the law in conflict with federal […]

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