Category: Producer News

M&G Chemicals enters JV with Anhui Guozhen on giant Beta Renewables plant

In Luxembourg, M&G Chemicals announced that its wholly owned subsidiary M&G International S.à.r.l has entered into a Sino-foreign joint venture with Anhui Guozhen CO, Ltd. The company – Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery CO, Ltd – will employ PROESA technology licensed by Beta Renewables to convert 970,000-1,300,000 metric tons per year of agricultural residues into […]

July 29, 2014 More

Chicago City Council stalls before coming to vote on requiring E15

In Illinois, a five hour hearing at the Chicago City Council Finance Committee on the introduction of E15 at gas stations across the city but ended in no vote. The proposal sought to require stations sell a minimum of 500,000 gallons of E15. High profile lobbyists from both sides of the debate participated in the […]

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Global biodiesel market report sees CAGR of 8.1% through 2018

In the UK, TechNavio’s report, the Global Biodiesel Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Biodiesel market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes […]

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India could save $3 billion in petroleum imports annually with E10

In India, the new prime minister has asked for a meeting with the petroleum ministry and food department officials to discuss the proposed E10 policy that could reduce the country’s petroleum imports by $3 billion per year. Oil marketing companies are still not willing to pay the prices that sugar mills are seeking during supply […]

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NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

In Washington, amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and […]

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Chicago Argo breaks out of two weeks of sideways trading

In Illinois, on Monday the Chicago Argo ethanol assessment broke out of the sideways trading it had been suffering from during the last two weeks and gained four cents to $2.1950/gal on increased demand. Summer vacation and mixed supply and demand figures have kept prices hovering until it could choose which direction to go.  

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Kakira Sugar Works to produce 20 million liters of ethanol from 2016

In Uganda, Kakira Sugar Works plans to begin ethanol production in 2016 after completing $75 million in upgrades to cane expansion and co-generation capacity. The facility is expected to produce 20 million liters of ethanol per year from 85,000 metric tons of molasses. The ethanol will be blended locally between 8% and 15%.  

July 28, 2014 More

ANP allows Brazilian poultry giant to export biodiesel

In Brazil, the ANP has granted permission for the world’s largest poultry processor JBS to export biodiesel and fuel derivatives. The company is expanding and just announced it will buy the poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil from Tyson Foods.  

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Thailand looking to set up mini-biodiesel plants to get unsafe oil out of food

In Thailand, the director of a regional medical center is working with local authorities to set up small-scale biodiesel production in an attempt to deter used cooking oil from being bleached and re-sold back into the market. Apparently only about 20 million liters of cooking oil gets used for biodiesel production ever year, compared to […]

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East Kansas Agri-Energy to integrate biodiesel production from corn oil

In Kansas, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC has announced its intent to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas. Renewable diesel will be made from the corn distillers oil (CDO) already produced at the plant along with other feedstocks purchased on the market. Construction on the new facility will begin soon and […]

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