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Minnesota orders to ethanol plant owners to pay $10,000 fine

In Minnesota, the state’s pollution control agency says the new owners of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake, Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels, must pay the $10,000 fine for the 2012 wastewater violation. At the time, the plant was owned by Purified Renewable Energy but that company has since gone bankrupt.

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ISO developing 60 standards for solid biofuels

In Switzerland, with the ISO 17225 series, the International Standards Organization is preparing almost 60 International Standards for solid biofuels on graded wood pellets, graded wood briquettes, graded wood chips, graded non-woody pellets, thermally treated and densified biomass fuels, etc. It comprises definition and classification standards as well as standards for chemical and mechanical testing. A […]

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Marine Stewardship Council developing sustainability standard for algae

In the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups of wild multicellular algae, commonly referred to as seaweed. With global seaweed fishery production increasing, and demand for MSC certification of seaweed harvesting increasing, the MSC has recognized […]

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Maine approves $16 million bond for Thermogen start-up project

In Maine, the state’s Finance Authority has approved a $16 million bond to start-up Thermogen for a $140 million project that will produce black wood pellet used primarily by power plants in Europe. The company, who had sought $25 million that was approved last fall when it planned to use a different technology, will now […]

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NASA to host briefing on alternative fuels for flight

In California, news media representatives are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s hangar in Palmdale, Calif., and the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A morning briefing will focus on the Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS-II) flight experiment in Palmdale, followed […]

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Solena Fuels chooses site in Essex for aviation biofuel facility

In the UK, British Airways and Solena Fuels have chosen Thurrock, Essex for its MSW-to-aviation biofuels project that will produce 120,000 metric tons of fuel annually from 2017. BA has commited to buy 50,000 tons of the fuel that will be made from 575,000 tons of post-recycled waste.

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Pacific Ethanol pays off the rest of its corporate debt

In California, Pacific Ethanol announced it has retired in full its $22.2 million in original principal amount of senior unsecured notes by repaying the remaining principal balance of less than $1.0 million. Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “With the retirement of our senior unsecured notes, we have eliminated all indebtedness of the […]

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Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production soars 558% on year

In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production increased nearly six-fold during the first two quarters of 2014 following repairs undertaken last year. Production soared between October 2013 and March 2014 to 15.07 million liters from 2.29 million liters during the same period the year before. The 558% increase in production has helped the company become […]

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Iowa grants $125,000 each to two gas stations for blender pumps

In Iowa, Creston-based Farmers Cooperative and Oak Street Station in Inwood will each receive $125,000 state grants to help install blender pumps. Iowa State University will also do research at the two sites to gauge consumer response to the availability of up E10-E30 and E85 ethanol availability. More on the story.

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Brazilian ethanol sales reached a record 23.07 billion liters in 2013/14

In Brazil, domestic ethanol sales during 2013/14 reached an all-time high of 23.07 billion liters, compared to 18.68 billion liters during the previous season. Hydrous ethanol sales saw more than a 16% increase while anhydrous sales jumped nearly 36%. Much of the increase was due to the implementation of a 25% ethanol blend, which the […]

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