Category: Producer News

Alliance for Rural Electrification and PANGEA launch bioenergy mini-grids report

Alliance for Rural Electrification and PANGEA launch bioenergy mini-grids report

May 21, 2015 |

In New York, Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) presented lessons learnt by their members on how to effectively implement innovative models that utilize bioenergy technologies for electrification purposes through their latest information paper. The paper looks at inclusive business models, value addition and provides policy makers with […]

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New global bioenergy initiative launched under Sustainable Energy for All

New global bioenergy initiative launched under Sustainable Energy for All

May 21, 2015 |

In New York, as part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, a new multi-stakeholder coalition, co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), announced its intention to speed up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy in order to contribute to meeting the […]

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CHS buys Illinois ethanol plant for $196 million

CHS buys Illinois ethanol plant for $196 million

May 21, 2015 |

In Illinois, CHS will pay $196 million for Patriot Holdings that owns an ethanol plant in Annawan. REX American Resources Corp owns 26.6% of Patriot so will earn about $49 million from the sale that is expected to close around June 1.

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Australian company launches $4 million plastic-to-fuel plant

Australian company launches $4 million plastic-to-fuel plant

May 21, 2015 |

In Australia, Foyson Resources is launching a $4 million plant that will convert 200 metric tons of plastics per day to fuel, roughly 50 million liters of diesel and 18 million liters of gasoline, and the first commercial scale facility of its kind in the country. The first stage of the facility will be online […]

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DOE to host webinar on changing market of biofuels and bioproducts

DOE to host webinar on changing market of biofuels and bioproducts

May 21, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy, through the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is supporting research and development to ensure that these biofuels and bioproducts are both available and affordable. The Energy Department (DOE) will present a live webinar titled “A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts” on Wednesday May 27, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. […]

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POET chooses Aras to improve product development

POET chooses Aras to improve product development

May 20, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, POET has selected the Aras PLM Solution Suite to drive product development and engineering best practices, improve processes and product tracking, and improve visibility into product-related data throughout the enterprise and extended supply chain. POET will implement Aras as an integral part of its product development processes, tracking product and process data and […]

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IRENA 2015 jobs report shows 1.78 million jobs in liquid biofuels

IRENA 2015 jobs report shows 1.78 million jobs in liquid biofuels

May 20, 2015 |

In the UAE, the International Renewable Energy Agency reported in its annual survey of renewable energy jobs that a total of 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels.

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Wisconsin ethanol lobby looking for cornfields to host road sign campaign

Wisconsin ethanol lobby looking for cornfields to host road sign campaign

May 20, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, the American Lung Association’s Wisconsin Clean Air Choice program, the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association are looking for cornfields along six major roadways to place placards promoting ethanol as part of their new E85 statewide campaign. The campaign is designed to be in the “Burma Shave-style” where several […]

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Aventine Renewable Energy installs third Valicor® corn-oil separation system

Aventine Renewable Energy installs third Valicor® corn-oil separation system

May 20, 2015 |

In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of its third Valicor® corn-oil separation system. The new $4.4 million “plug and play” modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110-million-gallon Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.

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EIA says non-petroleum fuel use hit highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%

EIA says non-petroleum fuel use hit highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%

May 20, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says the mixture of non-petroleum fuels reached the highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%. Non-petroleum fuels were at a steady 4% for about 50 years but began rising in the 2000s. Growth in ethanol consumption was the highest among all of the alternative fuels, growing by about a […]

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