Category: Producer News

UK student develops water filtration system to collect grease and fats at the point of origin

UK student develops water filtration system to collect grease and fats at the point of origin

September 1, 2015 |

In the UK, a Brunel University student has designed an award-winning filtration system for household sinks that traps grease and fats for collection and further use as biodiesel feedstock, helping to clean up water before reaching the sewage system where grease buildups can lead to “fatbergs” that cause millions in damage annually to wastewater treatment […]

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Inventure Renewables ends exclusive rights deal with Alchimia

Inventure Renewables ends exclusive rights deal with Alchimia

September 1, 2015 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables, Inc. announced that its agreement with Alchimia, Inc. for exclusive licensing rights in North and South America for Inventure’s patented process technologies has been terminated by mutual consent. The company is now free to pursue a variety of opportunities thanks to the tremendous flexibility of its technology, including engagements with agricultural processors […]

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Vietnam’s PM pushing for major E5 and E10 awareness campaign

Vietnam’s PM pushing for major E5 and E10 awareness campaign

September 1, 2015 |

In Vietnam, the prime minister wants all hands on deck to help boost consumption of E5 and E10 at the pump, even if it means cutting prices. Though an implementation plan has been in effect since 2012, uptake has been slow because responsible ministries haven’t worked to inform consumers about the new fuels nor the […]

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Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

September 1, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, Boston-based Ukraine Agro Valley Association wants to set up 20 biomass power plants around the Ukraine in order to wean the country off of Russian gas. The company wants to use miscanthus as feedstock, with 10,000 acres of the crop surrounding each of the 20 plants that would then be converted into pellets […]

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Energy tobacco Solaris gets first RSB certification in South Africa

Energy tobacco Solaris gets first RSB certification in South Africa

September 1, 2015 |

In South Africa, Project Solaris in South Africa, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production of the energy rich tobacco crop “Solaris” in the Limpopo region of South Africa. Solaris is a nicotine-free and GMO-free crop variety that yields significant amounts of sustainable oil that can be used as feedstock […]

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BNDES to provide up to $552 million to mills for offsetting ethanol storage costs

BNDES to provide up to $552 million to mills for offsetting ethanol storage costs

September 1, 2015 |

In Brazil, the national development bank, BNDES, has approved up to $552 million in loans to help ethanol producers store the fuel until prices are higher during the intercrop season. The funds could help to store up to 1.4 billion liters of ethanol, roughly 5% of the expected production from the current harvest. Last year’s […]

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JV set to invest $11 million in biodiesel facility near Dayton

JV set to invest $11 million in biodiesel facility near Dayton

August 31, 2015 |

In Ohio, Agro BioFuels and BioEnergy, a joint venture between the US arm of India’s Agro Pulping Machinery and JatDiesel, is set to invest $11 million in a 15 million gallon per year biodiesel plant near Dayton. The facility will be mixed feedstock using plant and animal oils and fats. The company has already addressed […]

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Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

August 31, 2015 |

In Idaho, the kids who built the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered vehicle through a student club at Boise State have launched Greenfield Research and with it a new ambition: a biodiesel trophy truck to win at the upcoming Baja 1000 off-road race, the top tier of off-road racing. The non-profit is raising funds to […]

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Vireol to mothball until crush margins improve

Vireol to mothball until crush margins improve

August 31, 2015 |

In Virginia, the East Coast’s only ethanol plant Vireol in Hopewell is mothballing for an undetermined amount of time due to continuing low gas prices that are in turn weighing on ethanol prices. With the economics no longer viable to continue operating, with ethanol prices down about 35% from this time last year, the facility […]

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Missouri biodiesel plant destroyed by fire

Missouri biodiesel plant destroyed by fire

August 31, 2015 |

In Missouri, a fire has torn through the biodiesel plant in Bunceton, forcing the evacuation of the small town due to the fumes and high heat levels of the fire. The facility was one of the last remaining prosperous businesses in the town. A containment plan was in place for the runoff oils that was […]

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