Category: Producer News

Agrisoma doesn’t yet need Plains farmers to producer carinata

Agrisoma doesn’t yet need Plains farmers to producer carinata

May 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Agrisoma is able to supply European demand for carinata oil as a feedstock for HVO through farmer contracts in the Southeastern US but it doesn’t yet need to scale up to Western Canada, North Dakota or Montana this as demand hasn’t picked up enough. The company is also talking to farmers in Brazil […]

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Chief Industries buys Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Nebraska

Chief Industries buys Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Nebraska

May 30, 2016 |

In Nebraska, Chief Industries has bought the 50 million gallon per year Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Lexington that the company hopes it will be able to expand to take advantage of growing opportunities for ethanol. It’s looking to create jobs and further support the local corn and livestock industries. Chief already owns the state’s first […]

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Indian PM points finger at oil lobby for slowing down ethanol uptake

Indian PM points finger at oil lobby for slowing down ethanol uptake

May 30, 2016 |

In India, the country’s prime minister has blamed the oil lobby for interfering with plans to boost ethanol production and consumption, especially in key sugarcane states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. That lobby has in turn negatively impacted sugarcane farmers who aren’t able to get their dues from mills as a result of poor […]

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USDA investing $8.8 million on advanced biofuels

USDA investing $8.8 million on advanced biofuels

May 30, 2016 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. USDA continues to lead the way in promotion of advanced biofuel production, from implementing the revised Farm Billbio-refinery program to the […]

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New York state county to supply collected FOG to Buffalo Biodiesel

New York state county to supply collected FOG to Buffalo Biodiesel

May 30, 2016 |

In New York state, Tompkins County Solid Waste Division has opened a new fats, oils and grease (FOG) collection station at its Recycling & Solid Waste Center where the public can drop off its waste rather than dumping the FOG down the sink. The FOG will then be collected by Buffalo Biodiesel to produce fuel. […]

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Ghana commissions sugar mill with an eye on ethanol exports

Ghana commissions sugar mill with an eye on ethanol exports

May 30, 2016 |

In Ghana, the president has re-commissioned the country’s first sugarcane mill with an eye to participating in the global ethanol industry through exports. The mill will crush 1,250 metric tons of cane per day and will cut the country’s sugar import bill by $200,000. Between ethanol exports and offsetting sugar imports, the country expects to […]

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GBB, Stern Brothers & Co. Announce Renewable Energy from Waste Agreement

GBB, Stern Brothers & Co. Announce Renewable Energy from Waste Agreement

May 29, 2016 |

In Virginia, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton and Stern Brothers & Co. will enter into an agreement for Waste-to-Energy, infrastructure and alternative energy sector projects. Under the advisory relationship agreement, GBB will support Stern’s execution of specific transactions by providing strategic industry consulting, industry research, project due diligence, financial analysis and other functions related to the […]

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Diesel prices rally substantially

Diesel prices rally substantially

May 29, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that prices for partially taxable agricultural diesel are on a firm trend, moving closer to those for biodiesel and almost reaching the level of rapeseed oil. The trend is driven by a massive rise in crude oil prices. The nearby futures price on the NYMEX currently stands at just under […]

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US ethanol production dips to 14.489 billion gallon annual clip

US ethanol production dips to 14.489 billion gallon annual clip

May 29, 2016 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 946,000 barrels per day—or 39.73 million gallons daily. That is down 2,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 945,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.49 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at […]

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Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative turns 10, tots up the successes

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative turns 10, tots up the successes

May 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative turned 10 last week, and is “looking ahead to solving the challenging issues that remain for broad use of alternative jet fuel.” The group said in the next 10 years it will focus on enabling industry production of SAJF volumes that help aviation achieve carbon neutral growth […]

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