Category: Producer News

Green Plains Partners raises $158M as IPO closes

Green Plains Partners raises $158M as IPO closes

July 3, 2015 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Partners announced the closing of its initial public offering of 11,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $15.00 per common unit. The number of common units issued at closing included 1,500,000 common units that were issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional common units. […]

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Solazyme Bunge JV completes critical Power, steam upgrade: “key inflection point” says analyst

Solazyme Bunge JV completes critical Power, steam upgrade: “key inflection point” says analyst

July 3, 2015 |

In Brazil, Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils has successfully completed two key power and steam redundancy improvement projects including the construction and activation of an electrical grid tie-in, and the tie-in and activation of a second steam boiler. These projects were completed within the previously provided timeline and are now operational. Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen & […]

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Elevance Aria WTP 40 Certified as HX-1 Food-Grade: synthetic base stock now suitable for food, pharma

Elevance Aria WTP 40 Certified as HX-1 Food-Grade: synthetic base stock now suitable for food, pharma

July 3, 2015 |

In Illinois,  Elevance Renewable Sciences announced that its high-performance synthetic base stock, Elevance Aria WTP 40, is now certified as HX-1 food-grade. Elevance Aria WTP 40 is a high-viscosity base stock co-polymer that has GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA; it combines the composition and properties of esters and PAO into a […]

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TWB and Hamilton launch microbial culture robot

TWB and Hamilton launch microbial culture robot

July 3, 2015 |

In France, TWB and Hamilton have launched a new bioprocessing platform with 24 integrated mini-bioreactors (50 mL), that will  significantly speed up the process to develop industrial bioprocess solutions for a wide range of applications in green chemistry, including chemicals, enzymes, biopolymers, biofuels. The technology features in-depth characterization and culture optimization of microorganisms. The value […]

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US ethanol production, stocks drop as gasoline consumption jumps

US ethanol production, stocks drop as gasoline consumption jumps

July 3, 2015 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 968,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.66 million gallons daily. That is down 26,000 b/d from last week’s all-time high. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 983,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.07 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood […]

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Only two biodiesel producers submit offers for power tender

Only two biodiesel producers submit offers for power tender

July 2, 2015 |

In Argentina, only two biodiesel producers tendered to sell fuel for power production to the national regulator Cammesa. The tender seeking 70,000 metric tons of biodiesel apparently has higher specs than that for transport fuel, which mixed with uncertainty in the market due to June’s prices not having yet been published by the government left […]

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FAO and OECD say biofuel feedstock costs will fall thanks to lower oil prices

FAO and OECD say biofuel feedstock costs will fall thanks to lower oil prices

July 2, 2015 |

In Italy, a new report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development say prices used for biofuel production such as corn and soybeans will feel the impact of falling oil prices, cutting the cost of feedstocks. With oil prices having fallen by more than 50%, feedstock prices […]

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New biodiesel blender pump online in South Dakota

New biodiesel blender pump online in South Dakota

July 2, 2015 |

In South Dakota, Gerstner Oil in Yankton has installed a new biodiesel blender pump that allows consumers to choose what level of biodiesel they pump into their vehicles with up to 100% available. The project was done jointly with the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. The next closest blender pump is in Sioux […]

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P-Fuel looking to set up first plastics-to-fuel plant in UK

P-Fuel looking to set up first plastics-to-fuel plant in UK

July 2, 2015 |

In the UK, P-Fuel and Appley Bridge Biomass Energy Limited will formalize a lease agreement at an industrial park at Appley Bridge near Wigan to build the first plastics-to-fuel plant. The company says the technology provides an alterative to food crop-based biofuels. P-Fuel is apparently analyzing potential other sites for plants around the world.

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Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

July 2, 2015 |

In Florida, Martin County has put a temporary 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants in the county following the Viesel Fuel plant fire in April. Viesel Fuel and Genuine Bio Fuel are the only facilities currently operating in the county and won’t be affected by the moratorium.

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