Category: Producer News

Recycled tires: overlooked as a fuel source?

Recycled tires: overlooked as a fuel source?

August 28, 2016 |

Oil from recycled tires has been overlooked as a potential fuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose of Southern Oil. Rose said that “the future potential of this source of feedstock is immense, in fact preferable to other bio-oils from plants such […]

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Amyris’ Biossance Launches “Breakthrough, Innovative” Modeling Mask

Amyris’ Biossance Launches “Breakthrough, Innovative” Modeling Mask

August 28, 2016 |

In California, Amyris launched The Detoxifier, an innovative, new modeling mask for the face. This mask gently detoxifies and deeply hydrates the face, while calming and soothing the skin with squalane. This single-use, peel off modeling mask is the latest in a full line-up of products from Biossance that embodies the brand’s philosophy of providing […]

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US ethanol production reaches 15.64 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production reaches 15.64 billion gallon annual rate

August 28, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.028 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.18 million gallons daily. That is down just a hair from last week’s record-tying 1.029 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.020 million b/d for an annualized rate of […]

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Propel Launches ProShop, Connecting California’s Low Carbon Fuel Culture

Propel Launches ProShop, Connecting California’s Low Carbon Fuel Culture

August 28, 2016 |

In California, Propel Fuels has launched Propel ProShop, an online store for customers to purchase apparel and accessories. In addition to the ProShop, Propel has launched its Hi-Octane Society (Flex Fuel E85) and Diesel Pro (Renewable Diesel HPR) aficionado clubs, providing unique social forums for customers to share photos, videos and experiences about their use of high-performance, low-carbon fuels. […]

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Technip inks pact with BTG Bioliquids for biomass-to-oil 

Technip inks pact with BTG Bioliquids for biomass-to-oil 

August 28, 2016 |

In France, Technip has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids to provide EPC services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis Oil technology which converts biomass to oil through a rapid pyrolysis process. The fast pyrolysis technology mixes biomass particles and hot sand in a reactor […]

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Agricultural diesel, biodiesel and rapeseed oil prices on the rise: UFOP

Agricultural diesel, biodiesel and rapeseed oil prices on the rise: UFOP

August 28, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that wholesale prices for  have gone up considerably in August. Rapeseed oil fuel and biodiesel hit record levels. Agricultural diesel continued to be the lowest-priced alternative despite the price rise. Prices for agricultural diesel and biodiesel were raised massively in mid August 2016 as manufacturers’ feedstock costs surged. In other words, […]

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Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

August 25, 2016 |

In China, July ethanol imports fell to by 78% on the year to 24,639 cu m, following in line with the lower imports also seen in June that were 111,651 cu m. Total exports for the year through July reached 644,221 cu m. July denatured ethanol imports were about 20% of the volume imported in […]

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India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

August 25, 2016 |

In India, the joint ventures owned partly by three oil marketing companies that sought to produce biodiesel from jatropha have been shut down due to unviability. Many believed that jatropha could be successfully grown in dry wastelands without irrigation. The three companies had planned to grow jatropha on 180,000 hectares across Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and […]

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Nebraska Ethanol Board develops Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures for agriculture

Nebraska Ethanol Board develops Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures for agriculture

August 25, 2016 |

In Nebraska, the Nebraska Ethanol Board recently partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering’s Partners in Pollution Prevention program to develop a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for agriculture producers who maintain their own fuel storage. To assist producers in becoming compliant with the regulations, multiple tools and documents were developed […]

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ICM successful bidder for Abengoa Colwich plant at $3.1 million

ICM successful bidder for Abengoa Colwich plant at $3.1 million

August 25, 2016 |

In Kansas, ICM was the successful bidder of the Abengoa plant in Colwich located just a few hundred yards from the company’s headquarters. The company bought the facility that has been mothballed since November for $3.1 million. The ethanol plant was bought by Abengoa in 2001 and had been operating for 20 years before then. […]

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