Category: Producer News

Elevance inks distribution partnership with Azelis Canada for renewable chemicals

Elevance inks distribution partnership with Azelis Canada for renewable chemicals

January 15, 2017 |

In Illinois, Elevance has partnered with Azelis Canada, part of Azelis Group, as its new Canadian distributor for Elevance Clean product line distribution to the household, industrial & institutional market. This partnership will offer expanded customer support and service capabilities to the HI&I market in Canada. Azelis Canada will provide enhanced service and support capabilities […]

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Hero BX offers branded distributor program for bioheat

Hero BX offers branded distributor program for bioheat

January 15, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, HERO BX launched a branded bioheat Program, offering heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the HERO BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat supply contracts. HERO BX manufactures 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually from its plants in Erie, PA and Moundville, AL. HERO BX has leased […]

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Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

January 12, 2017 |

In Australia, Renewable Developments Australia has launched a tender to supply the ethanol it will produce from the first of five ethanol facilities planned in Queensland, using sugarcane and sweet sorghum. The 190 million liter per year facility is located near the town of Charters Towers and has come to the final stages of financial […]

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USDA releases LCA study of corn-based ethanol

USDA releases LCA study of corn-based ethanol

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a report studying the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of corn ethanol. The report, A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol, finds that GHG emissions associated with corn-based ethanol in the United States are about 43 percent lower than gasoline when […]

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Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

January 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel blending fell percentage-wise in November to 4.4% but increased volume-wise over October to 81,160 metric tons while ethanol blending fell to 5.69% from 6.35% while volume by a little more than 1,000 tons to 20,887 tons. Biodiesel blending reached 884,742 tons for the year through November for an average of 4.3% while […]

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Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a joint funding opportunity to support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE has funded biorefinery technology development projects since 2002 to meet […]

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Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

January 12, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies said its ethanol production increased nearly 19% during the first three quarters of the year to 735,000 cu m in part thanks to restarting the Ensus ethanol plant in the UK last July. Ensus has an installed production capacity of 1.2 million cu m. Lower feedstock prices along with increased volumes help […]

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Iowan city OKs development phase of $9 million biogas upgrading project

Iowan city OKs development phase of $9 million biogas upgrading project

January 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, Sioux City’s city council has approved $1.3 million in engineering fees to move forward a product that would clean and upgrade methane produced at its wastewater treatment plant, potentially injecting it into the national gas grid or using it in local fleet vehicles. The $9 million project would use biogas that is currently […]

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UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

January 11, 2017 |

In the UK, vans will go electric and lorries will run on hydrogen dual-fuel under a GBP20 million government programmed to cut emissions and improve air quality, Transport Minister John Hayes announced Wednesday. The funding, announced at the Sustainable Road Transport Conference, in central London, is being given to 20 firms who set out plans […]

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Survey shows Trump voters favor ethanol

Survey shows Trump voters favor ethanol

January 11, 2017 |

In Washington, a new post-election survey shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota found that more than eight in 10 respondents agree with the President-elect’s vocal support for […]

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