Category: Producer News

Ringneck Energy to start construction August 14

Ringneck Energy to start construction August 14

July 27, 2017 |

In South Dakota, at long last Ringneck Energy is set to start construction of its $150 million ethanol plant in Onida August 14 but last minute investors are still welcome to sign up to the equity drive until July 28. The company has managed to park $85 million in equity from a total of 175 […]

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Odessa Public Development Authority opens RFP to sell biodiesel plant again

Odessa Public Development Authority opens RFP to sell biodiesel plant again

July 27, 2017 |

In Oregon, the Odessa Public Development Authority is yet again looking to sell or lease its 8 million gallon per year biodiesel plant after a previous deal fell through. The agency has opened an RFP that closes August 15. The biodiesel market in the state does not appear to be one that can support two […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada awards C$2.6 million to Sustane Technologies 

Sustainable Development Technology Canada awards C$2.6 million to Sustane Technologies 

July 27, 2017 |

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada is investing C$2.6 million in Sustane Technologies to support the construction of a new demonstration facility in Chester, about 65 km southwest of Halifax. At this facility, solid waste from landfills will be transformed into recyclable materials as well as high-value fuels that burn cleaner than fossil fuels. The emerging market […]

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Sydney fueling station ends B100 sales after failing air quality tests

Sydney fueling station ends B100 sales after failing air quality tests

July 27, 2017 |

In Australia, Sydney’s go-to filling station for B100 has stopped selling the fuel after it failed to meet maximum sulfur levels. The station will continue to supply B5 and B20 blends that met set fuel standards following a January inspection by the federal Environmental Department. The country’s main biodiesel producer proved that it did not […]

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Valero beats profit estimates despite higher RIN costs and lower ethanol revenues

Valero beats profit estimates despite higher RIN costs and lower ethanol revenues

July 27, 2017 |

In Texas, Valero Energy Corp. still pulled off a quarterly profit despite an increase in RIN spend during Q2 that contributed to $255 million in blending costs from $173 million last year and lower ethanol revenues at just $31 million from $69 million last year. The increased profit was a result of higher throughput at […]

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Fiberight may not produce energy until March 2018

Fiberight may not produce energy until March 2018

July 27, 2017 |

In Maine, although Fiberight’s new MSW facility should be ready to accept waste by April 1 according to a new construction timeline, it won’t actually be able to begin processing the waste from more than 100 communities in the state until June when the technology is commissioned. And even then it could take until March […]

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CARB certifies additive that will make B20 the cleanest fuel nationwide

CARB certifies additive that will make B20 the cleanest fuel nationwide

July 26, 2017 |

In California, the California Air Resource Board announced on July 20, 2017 that it has certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the cleanest proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the U.S. The additive takes already clean-burning biodiesel and ensures it reduces every measurable regulated […]

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Canadian airlines see opportunity for country to be a global biojet powerhouse

Canadian airlines see opportunity for country to be a global biojet powerhouse

July 26, 2017 |

In Canada, major domestic airlines believe the country can become a global leader in aviation biofuel thanks to an abundance of feedstock such as forestry residue and homegrown technologies that can be commercialized locally. Rather than looking to imports from long distances, they want to see a domestic industry grow. They encourage the government to […]

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Brazil holds off decision on ethanol import tariff another 30 days and eyes quota

Brazil holds off decision on ethanol import tariff another 30 days and eyes quota

July 26, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country’s foreign trade chamber has delayed yet again the decision whether to rescind the waiver on import taxes lobbed against ethanol, this time for 30 days. The chamber’s representatives from eight ministries may decide on an potential 500,000 metric ton annual import quota with out of quota imports fetching 20% duty instead […]

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Air BP extends aviation biofuel supplies to Halmstad airport

Air BP extends aviation biofuel supplies to Halmstad airport

July 26, 2017 |

In Sweden, Air BP has extended its biofuel footprint in the Nordics with the supply of commercial jet biofuel (biojet) now available at Halmstad Airport, Sweden. The company has collaborated with Halmstad Airport (HAD/ESMT) and Swedish domestic airline, BRA (formerly Braathens Regional) to make this possible. The first batch was delivered to Halmstad Airport on June […]

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