Category: Producer News

RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

February 15, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, in a first for the continent, Addis Ababa will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of a sustainable aviation biofuels in the […]

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Petrobras demonstrating microalgae-based biodiesel technology

Petrobras demonstrating microalgae-based biodiesel technology

February 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Agencia Brasil reports that Petrobras has been working to develop a microalgae-based biodiesel technology despite its financial troubles and its exit from ethanol. Preliminary results from lab tests by the ANP agency done on the fuel have been positive. A demonstration scale facility in Extremoz, Rio Grande do Norte state has storage tanks […]

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Sylvatex teams with Valicor to bring the MicroX technology to market

Sylvatex teams with Valicor to bring the MicroX technology to market

February 14, 2018 |

In California, Biofuels International reports that Sylvatex has teamed up with Valicor—known for its recycling and recovering technologies including corn oil extraction from ethanol production—to jointly develop, build out and commercialize Sylvatex’s MicroX technology. MicroX creates renewable nanoscale emulsion systems using distillers corn oil and other bio-based oils as feedstock. The systems have applications in […]

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Seasonal boost in glycerin prices from deicing demand to begin cooling off

Seasonal boost in glycerin prices from deicing demand to begin cooling off

February 14, 2018 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that the boost biodiesel producers have benefited from over the cold winter months thanks to demand for crude glycerin used to de-ice roads will now begin to wane as spring approaches. The bump in demand typically slows down by mid-March and buyers see no reason why this year should be any […]

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San Martinho and Biosev expect Brazilian crush to focus heavily on ethanol

San Martinho and Biosev expect Brazilian crush to focus heavily on ethanol

February 14, 2018 |

In Brazil, Agrimoney reports that San Martinho and Biosev see a big push towards more ethanol production in the cane crushing season that officially starts April 1, though many are likely to start up earlier in March. Between October and December, both companies already shifted their crush heavily towards ethanol, with San Martinho using 53% […]

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Green Plains margins shrunk more than expected during Q4 2017

Green Plains margins shrunk more than expected during Q4 2017

February 14, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that Green Plains got caught short during Q4 2017, along with much of the rest of the industry, as prices sank further than anyone expected and squeezed crush margins. The company’s acquisition of three ethanol plants last year as well as upgrades to a fourth plant squeezed its financial results even […]

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EIA data shows ethanol production lower matched with lower stocks

EIA data shows ethanol production lower matched with lower stocks

February 14, 2018 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency said ethanol production fell 1.061 million barrels per day in the week ending February 9, 41,000 bpd lower than the week prior and the second-lowest level seen so far in 2018. Stock levels also fell to 22.8 million barrels, 604,000 barrels lower than the previous weeks, as stocks fell […]

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New RFA study shows ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to GDP

New RFA study shows ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to GDP

February 14, 2018 |

In Texas, the U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The study, released today by the Renewable Fuels Association at the 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference, looked at the contribution of the ethanol industry […]

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South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

February 13, 2018 |

In South Korea, Customs Today reports that ethanol imports fell 32% in January to 23,018 metric tons from the month before, but even so, compared to January 2017 the volume was up 215%. Undenatured ethanol imports took a nearly 25% hit with 10,940 tons imported in January, nearly most of which came from Australia with […]

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Air Liquide Canada inaugurates new CO2 recovery facility co-located at Greenfield ethanol plant

Air Liquide Canada inaugurates new CO2 recovery facility co-located at Greenfield ethanol plant

February 13, 2018 |

In Canada, Air Liquide Canada officially inaugurated its brand new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant last week, strategically located at the Greenfield ethanol plant in Johnstown, Ontario where it recovers raw CO2. This truly unique plant is the only one in Canada with a Health Canada drug establishment licence authorizing the fabrication, testing, packaging and […]

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