Category: Producer News

US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.012 million barrels per day —or 42.50 million gallons daily. That is down just 2,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.011 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.50 billion gallons. […]

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Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, researchers affiliated with the Marine Algal Industrialization Consortium, publishing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have found that the adoption of algae food & fuel coproduction can enable significant emissions reductions. The researchers also identify potential large-scale water savings through the displacement off water intensive crops. The paper presents a comprehensive evaluation of […]

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Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Corn Refiners Association released its 2016 Corn Annual: Strengthening the Fabric of Our Nation, showing an industry economic output of $54.5 billion. The report details contributions from the industry to the economy in terms of sales, jobs, salaries, purchases, taxes and charitable contributions. The vast majority of corn refining facilities are located […]

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Rapeseed cake – a cost-effective alternative: UFOP

Rapeseed cake – a cost-effective alternative: UFOP

December 4, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that decentralized oil mills are providing a considerable contribution towards supplying their regions with rapeseed cake. Due to the special method used to make rapeseed cake, this GVO-free protein feed contains more fat than rapeseed meal, with fat being a major energy source in animal feed. Whereas prices for GVO-free soybean […]

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Merrick, Genifuel land ACEC Grand Conceptor Award for Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System

Merrick, Genifuel land ACEC Grand Conceptor Award for Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System

December 4, 2016 |

In Colorado, the American Council of Engineering Companies gave its Grand Conceptor Award, presented for the overall best engineering project, was awarded to Merrick & Company of Greenwood Village, for the Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System. Genifuel Corporation obtained the license from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for its technology to transform a mixture of 20 percent […]

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80% of 2017 US vehicles now have automaker E15 approval: report

80% of 2017 US vehicles now have automaker E15 approval: report

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, a report issued by the Renewable Fuels Association found that more than 80 percent of new 2017 model year vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends. RFA notes that the figure last year was 70 percent. In addition, Hyundai Motor Company has approved the use of E15 […]

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Amyris, Kuraray extend rubber, elastomer partnership from development to joint marketing

Amyris, Kuraray extend rubber, elastomer partnership from development to joint marketing

December 4, 2016 |

In California, Amyris and Kuraray signed a multi-year extension to their collaboration agreement for the use of Amyris’s Biofene branded ß-Farnesene in liquid farnesene rubber and farnesene-based elastomer applications. This collaboration, which originally began in 2011, features increased farnesene supply to Kuraray and joint marketing of products to industry and end-customers. Kuraray’s recent technological successes […]

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US government opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan

US government opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan

December 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy, Department of Justice and other federal agencies are opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan, saying at least part of the $130 million in subsidies the US government has plowed into the company over the years be recuperated. The case is set to be heard in a Delaware bankruptcy court on Tuesday. […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip 20% during H1 November

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales slip 20% during H1 November

December 1, 2016 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol sales dropped more than 20% during the first half of November at 503.18 million liters compared to the two weeks prior. Anhydrous sales fell a little more than 3% to 411.11 million liter. Of the total, only 28.71 million liters were exported, leaving the vast majority for the domestic market. About 920 […]

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Bankruptcy court OKs Synata Bio to buy Hugoton plant

Bankruptcy court OKs Synata Bio to buy Hugoton plant

December 1, 2016 |

In Kansas, a district bankruptcy court has given Synata Bio the green light to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s Hugoton cellulosic ethanol facility for $48.5 million despite Shell’s stalking horse bid of $26 million. Synata Bio submitted a $27.05 million qualified bid on Nov. 18, so when both companies went to auction on Nov. 21, Shell stopped […]

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