Category: Producer News

EIA says 2014 ethanol exports reached highest level since 2011

EIA says 2014 ethanol exports reached highest level since 2011

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says US ethanol exports in 2014 hit the highest level since 2011 at 826 million gallons in 2014, short of the 1.3 billion gallon record. At the same time, ethanol imports fell to their lowest since 2010 at just 73 million gallons, down 81% on the year. The US […]

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Mothballing Ensus puts pressure on exporters to sell more UK wheat abroad

Mothballing Ensus puts pressure on exporters to sell more UK wheat abroad

March 26, 2015 |

In the UK, the Home Grown Cereals Agency has cut its estimates for domestic wheat demand by 296,000 metric tons in part due to the temporary mothballing of Ensus. As a result, there’s more pressure on the country to export half a million tons of wheat—a level not seen since 2008—in order to not build […]

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Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

March 26, 2015 |

In Kentucky, the state’s soybean board is encouraging farmers to ask their fuel distributors for biodiesel blends this spring during planting season in an effort to help boost demand for locally-produced biodiesel as well as to show distributors the market opportunities available within the agricultural community. Currently finding B20 for agricultural machinery is difficult in […]

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New Zealand community pushing for bioenergy solutions to red algal blooms

New Zealand community pushing for bioenergy solutions to red algal blooms

March 26, 2015 |

In New Zealand, residents of have formed an environmental watchdog group to find solutions for cleaning up Lake Karapiro that is suffering from red algal blooms. One of the solutions presented to the Waikato Regional Council is to harvest the algae as feedstock for a digester, teaming with Waipa District Council and Mighty River Power […]

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EIA says February biodiesel production fell from January first time since 2011

EIA says February biodiesel production fell from January first time since 2011

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that biodiesel production in February fell to 84.86 million gallons, down 6.84 million gallons from January and down almost 23% from February 2014. The production trend reversed from 2014 when February production was higher than in January as had happened every year since 2011.

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PNNL shows redox processes switch on and off 2,100 spots in cyanobacterium

PNNL shows redox processes switch on and off 2,100 spots in cyanobacterium

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington state, chemical reactions involving reduction and oxidation, or redox, play a key role in regulating photosynthesis in plants and metabolism in animals and humans, keeping things running on an even keel. Now, in a study reported in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, a team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington University […]

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Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

March 25, 2015 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports grew more than 5% in 2014, reaching 506.7 million gallons. Exports in 2013 were up 32% over 2012, however, so export growth has slowed down significantly. The Netherlands took about 35% of the 2014 exports, while half that volume went to France — double what it imported from Germany in 2013. […]

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Springboard Biodiesel to supply small-scale biodiesel system to Bagram Airfield

Springboard Biodiesel to supply small-scale biodiesel system to Bagram Airfield

March 25, 2015 |

In Afghanistan, Springboard Biodiesel announced it has been selected to provide its turn-key, small-scale biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. Springboard Biodiesel’s BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 comprise a small-scale biodiesel processing system designed to inexpensively convert the base’s used cooking oil (UCO) into ASTM-grade biodiesel that can then […]

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European ethanol front-month/second-month margin reaches 5 month high

European ethanol front-month/second-month margin reaches 5 month high

March 25, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, planned ethanol production downtimes across Europe are supporting prices so much that the margin for front month and second month ethanol prices have reached a five month high of EUR20 per cubic meter. Supply shortages in Rotterdam are supporting prices but as crush margins increase and production comes back online, prices are […]

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ASTM approves up to B20 for Bioheat

ASTM approves up to B20 for Bioheat

March 25, 2015 |

In Missouri, ASTM released new performance specifications for blends of 6-to-20 percent biodiesel with traditional heating oil. The existing No. 1 and No. 2 grades in ASTM D396 already cover 5 percent biodiesel or less.The blend is branded Bioheat® fuel. The new B6-B20 grade is a blend of all the parameters contained in the existing […]

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