Category: Producer News

South Dakota county going E30 to support local ethanol industry

South Dakota county going E30 to support local ethanol industry

October 18, 2017 |

In South Dakota, Brown County is taking up Glacial Lakes Energy’s E30 Challenge and will develop a plan to run the county’s fleet on E30. The company has been running vehicles tests for the past two years on E30 that show fuel economy is the same or better than with E0 but is $3 to […]

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Aemetis secures 55-year lease for planned cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

Aemetis secures 55-year lease for planned cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

October 18, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 55-year lease at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California. The long-term lease provides for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery using patented and proprietary process technologies developed by […]

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New study says RIN price shifts haven’t impacted retail gasoline prices

New study says RIN price shifts haven’t impacted retail gasoline prices

October 17, 2017 |

In Washington, despite continued claims by opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard, prices of the renewable identification number (RINs) credits used for RFS compliance have not caused changes in retail gasoline prices, according to a new analysis by Informa Agribusiness Consulting. The analysis, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, looked at trends in the prices for conventional biofuel […]

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Indian OMCs launch largest-ever ethanol buy tender

Indian OMCs launch largest-ever ethanol buy tender

October 17, 2017 |

In India, oil marketing companies have launched their largest-ever ethanol buy tender, seeking 3.13 billion liters during the 2017/18 sugar crop towards the 10% ethanol blending mandate. The tender is valued at $1.97 billion. Oil companies have to pay an 18% Goods and Services Tax on top of that. Due to drought that seriously hit […]

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Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

October 17, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a researcher from ETH Zurich says the European Parliament’s proposed ban on palm oil for biofuel by 2020 and Norway’s plan to end its consumption by public bodies by the end of this year will have little impact on reducing deforestation because the policies ignore the complicated realities of palm oil production. He […]

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Ethanol exports fell 12% in August as Brazilian demand dries up

Ethanol exports fell 12% in August as Brazilian demand dries up

October 17, 2017 |

In Washington, August ethanol exports fell 12% from the month prior to just over 103 million gallons, more than half of which went to Canada and Brazil. So far this year, exports have passed 906 million gallons and are on target for reaching 1.36 billion gallons by year’s end. Brazil has imported 37% of ethanol […]

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Port of Rotterdam to study clean fuel bunkering station in Dordrecht

Port of Rotterdam to study clean fuel bunkering station in Dordrecht

October 17, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam wants to develop a new multifuel bunker station for the refuelling of biodiesel, LNG and other cleaner fuels. Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport has been designated as the location for this bunker station. Port of Rotterdam and PitPoint.LNG signed a letter of intent to jointly further investigate the […]

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BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

October 17, 2017 |

In Austria, BDI-BioEnergy International, so far known for development and construction of biodiesel plants, now takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology, together with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science GmbH. The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI-BioEnergy International AG is investing roughly 16 million euros in the construction of an industrial plant for […]

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Natural Resources Canada launches tender for drop-in fuels study

Natural Resources Canada launches tender for drop-in fuels study

October 16, 2017 |

In Canada, Natural Resources Canada has launched a tender for a study to assess the technological and market-related challenges associated with producing and deploying liquid drop-in fuels in the Canadian market, including evaluating the production potential and capacity and both present and potential market size. The tender is open until November 3. There are several […]

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Badger State Fuels more than doubles nameplate capacity to 90 million gallons

Badger State Fuels more than doubles nameplate capacity to 90 million gallons

October 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, Badger State Fuels is more than doubling its ethanol production capacity to 90 million gallons per year from the current 40 million gallons as well including a patent-pending secondary distillation system thanks to Lucas E3 engineering firm. The plant continued to operated while the expansion was in process. The new system will reduce […]

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