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PDC and partners patent new class of aviation biofuel components

In the Netherlands, as a part of the European Union funded EuroBioRef1 project, together with several partners, Process Design Center (PDC) developed a new class of bio aviation turbine fuel (ATF) components consisting of heavy branched alcohols. The project demonstrated the possibility to produce these alcohols in two ways from lignocellulosic biomass: Black liquor from […]

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April 23, 2014 More

Gevo teams with Lufthansa to test aviation biofuel

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has come to an agreement with Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo’s renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. Lufthansa’s testing is being supported through work with the European Commission.

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April 23, 2014 More

Indonesian crude palm exports soar 13% in March

In Indonesia, crude palm oil exports soared 13% month-on-month in March to 1.79 million metric tons, up from 1.58 million tons in February. Higher soybean prices led to increased demand for palm oil. Soybean prices rose 5% in February and another 6.3% in March.

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April 23, 2014 More

Fuels America launches “Oil Rigged” campaign

In Washington, Fuels America coalition members announced the launch of the “Oil Rigged” television and digital ad campaign and OilRigged.com to expose the many ways the oil industry is rigging the system to protect their profits and block the transition to clean, American renewable fuels. The campaign began on Tuesday with the launch of OilRigged.com, at […]

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April 23, 2014 More

Vireol selects Murex to market ethanol from Virginia plant

In Texas, Vireol Bio Energy, LLC has selected Murex LLC as their marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the 63 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia online in April of 2014. Vireol originally planned to transfer the plant to the UK, but […]

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Indian food processor to invest US$65.7 million corn ethanol plant

In India, Rasoya Proteins is set to invest US$65.7 million in a corn-based ethanol plant with feedstock sourced locally in Nagpur and surrounding regions in Maharashtra. The facility will complement the company’s other food processing facilities including rice, wheat and soy.

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April 23, 2014 More

REG passes 1 billion gallon milestone

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced April 21 it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative 1 billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17-year history. REG achieved this milestone through investments in a fully integrated value chain including its manufacturing, sales and marketing, and supply chain management capabilities. The company also […]

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April 21, 2014 More

Superior court judges hit Green Power where it hurts

In Washington state, a King County Superior Court judge has found Green Power’s application for receivership to be “suspect” while a Franklin County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Port of Pasco can evict the company from the Big Pasco Industrial Park. The company’s CEO was arrested last year for wire fraud, aggravated identity […]

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April 21, 2014 More

Cuba to receive award for progress in implementing biofuels

In Bolivia, the Pan-American Union of Associations of Engineers will award Cuba the Luis Wannoni Lander International Prize for its progress in biofuels during the union’s annual meeting in August. The country has introduced biofuel for cooking, heating and electricity and there are moves underway to extend biofuel use to agricultural equipment, refrigeration and home […]

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April 21, 2014 More

Discover Minerals in JV with Syngar in industrial hemp deal

In Canada, Discovery Minerals Ltd. has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with biofuel technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta. The Joint Venture will authorize use of Syngar’s synthesis technology for applications within the Industrial Hemp sector. The result is a sustainable approach toward the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. […]

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