Category: Producer News

Minnesota governor convenes special biofuels council to hasten fossil fuel transition

Minnesota governor convenes special biofuels council to hasten fossil fuel transition

September 17, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the governor has convened a special council on biofuels bringing together the state’s agriculture, transportation, and commerce commissioners as well as the pollution control agency to recommend policies and budgets that will boost its production and use of biofuels. The 15-member council must submit a report to the governor by November 1, 2020 […]

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Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

September 17, 2019 |

In Gabon, local press reports that Chinese investors are set to plow $620 million into a facility that will produce 300,000 metric tons of ethanol from cassava annually. The 900,000 tons of feedstock required annually from the project will be grown on 83,000 hectares of land for plantation that the government must give over, but […]

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Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

September 16, 2019 |

In Ireland, on October 16, as part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2019, the Institute of Technology Tralee and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation will be hosting a Knowledge Transfer Demonstration Day where companies with novel ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions for the bio-based sector will demonstrate their technologies in a real operating environment. The day […]

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EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

September 16, 2019 |

In Washington, on September 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first annual U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity Report. The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels per day (b/d) as of January 1, 2019. The names of the reporting […]

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Japan’s Biodiesel Okayama gets building permission for MSW biomass power facility

Japan’s Biodiesel Okayama gets building permission for MSW biomass power facility

September 16, 2019 |

In Japan, Biodiesel Okayama Co., which is a subsidiary of Dowa Holdings Co. has obtained permission to construct a municipal waste treatment facility dated September 10, 2019 and will begin constructing a biomass power plant that will use food waste as the material. Biodiesel Okayama Co. will begin biomass power generation using food waste as […]

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Gevo invests $1.5 million in wind power provider to secure 5MW of power for Luverne facility

Gevo invests $1.5 million in wind power provider to secure 5MW of power for Luverne facility

September 16, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced it secured the supply of 5.0 MW of fully renewable electricity for its Agri-Energy production plant located in Luverne, MN from an affiliate of Juhl Energy. The electricity generated from wind will be wired directly to Agri-Energy, enabling it to claim the renewable benefit of lower carbon intensity score under the […]

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UPM Biofuels helps to bring renewable labeling materials to the market

UPM Biofuels helps to bring renewable labeling materials to the market

September 16, 2019 |

In Finland, UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels have joined forces to innovate for a future beyond fossils. As a concrete result of this collaboration, UPM Raflatac brings two wood-based renewable labeling materials into the market: UPM Raflatac Forest Film™ and UPM Raflatac Fossil-Free Adhesive. These innovative labeling materials will answer brand owners’ needs to replace […]

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FGV teams with Malaysian Palm Oil Board on B20 truck trial

FGV teams with Malaysian Palm Oil Board on B20 truck trial

September 16, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Daily Express newspaper reports that FGV has teamed with the national palm oil board to trial B20 in the company’s transport arm’s tanker trucks, running 30,000 km over a six-month period. Extensive data collection will monitor the fuel quality as well as impacts on engines to show the use of B20 doesn’t […]

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Red, blue or pink: Time to think about bioink- Is the pen mightier than the sword? If it’s the right kind of ink

Red, blue or pink: Time to think about bioink- Is the pen mightier than the sword? If it’s the right kind of ink

September 15, 2019 |

Ink – it’s something we all use. Whether a pen to “ink a deal” or write a quick note, or ink for our printers, it’s something we rely on pretty much every day. Even tattoos use ink so it’s literally all around us and even on us. And nowadays the right ink can be even […]

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Small EU harvest drives rapeseed prices

Small EU harvest drives rapeseed prices

September 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that whereas the small harvests in the EU and buoyant RME demand from the biodiesel industry sent rapeseed prices in Paris rising, US soybean prices were guided by mixed stimuli. Paris rapeseed prices have been on a steady rise since the beginning of March 2019. Reaching EUR 351.50 per tonne – […]

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