Category: Producer News

Cosan sees Brazilian ethanol market remaining tight as mills keep focus on sugar

Cosan sees Brazilian ethanol market remaining tight as mills keep focus on sugar

February 20, 2017 |

In Brazil, Cosan says the domestic ethanol situation remains tight, providing for better margins than otherwise would be as cane millers continue to focus on sugar production while the global market remains in the last phases of deficit. The company plans to invest up to $777 million in cane this season, perhaps 15% more than […]

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Abengoa Bioenergy’s debtors to get 30 cents on the dollar following agreement

Abengoa Bioenergy’s debtors to get 30 cents on the dollar following agreement

February 20, 2017 |

In Missouri, good news for Abengoa Bioenergy’s unsecured creditors who are looking to get about 30 cents on the dollar of what they’re owed compared to a penny on the dollar as first expected thanks to an agreement made by creditors. The company liquidated about $140 million following the sales of its biofuels plants in […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has signed an agreement for the C$185 million biofuel facility NewGreen Technologies proposed after determining that it could provide the amount of fiber needed to make the project viable. The facility will produce green diesel from sawmill waste co-located with a sawmill that will produce floorboards. […]

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European biodiesel premiums fall to six month lows

European biodiesel premiums fall to six month lows

February 20, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, European biodiesel premiums fell to six month lows at $432/ton for FAME 0 and $450.25/ton for RME last week in the face of falling vegetable oil prices globally. Low veg oil prices have combined with low river levels on the Rhine, meaning that stocks can’t move out from the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region and […]

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British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the new Site C hydroelectric dam currently under development on the Peace River in British Columbia has the bioenergy industry concerned it may be pushed out as the massive project swings the local energy market into surplus and reduces demand for other power supply projects like bioenergy. The province had prioritized bioenergy in […]

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Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. signs deal for $16.5 million biodiesel plant in Kogi state

Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. signs deal for $16.5 million biodiesel plant in Kogi state

February 20, 2017 |

In Nigeria, Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. has signed an agreement with Kogi state for the offtake of a proposed $16.5 million 100,000 liter per day biodiesel plant. The company has been producing biodiesel from used cooking oil for more than a decade and has been working to develop biodiesel from jatropha. The government’s strategy to push […]

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Peoples Company partners with AcreValue, Granular for What’s My Farm Worth? initiative 

Peoples Company partners with AcreValue, Granular for What’s My Farm Worth? initiative 

February 19, 2017 |

In Iowa, Peoples Company will partner with AcreValue, the leading digital platform for farmland data and analytics, offered by California-based farm software company, Granular. The AcreValue site is used by tens of thousands of farmland owners, buyers and renters across the U.S. to understand the current value of their land and evaluate prospective land for […]

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GO Resources licenses high oleic safflower tech from CSIRO 

GO Resources licenses high oleic safflower tech from CSIRO 

February 19, 2017 |

In Australia, Go Resources entered into an exclusive worldwide license with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to commercialize its technology to produce super high oleic safflower oil (SHOSO) for the high-value industrial oil market. The technology was developed at CSIRO through the Crop Biofactories Initiative, a joint activity of CSIRO and the Grains Research and […]

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Clean Energy Solutions taps Viaspace as partner for Hawaii biogas project

Clean Energy Solutions taps Viaspace as partner for Hawaii biogas project

February 19, 2017 |

In California, Clean Energy Solutions has retained VIASPACE as its agriculture feedstock resource and engineering expert for renewable energy projects being pursued in Hawaii. In Hawaii, CES is working with Hawaii Gas, the state’s only franchised gas utility, to assess the use of the VIASPACE Giant King Grass to produce biogas. “Giant King Grass grows […]

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ZEVs don’t have Zero Emissions: letter

ZEVs don’t have Zero Emissions: letter

February 19, 2017 |

In an unpublished letter to the Wall Street Journal, Don Siefkes, Executive Director of the E100 Ethanol Group writes: Regarding Mike Spector’s Feb. 13 article, “Biggest Driver of Cleaner-Car Rules …,” Ms. Mary Nichols, Chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is making a huge mistake when she says the future is electric cars. […]

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