Category: Producer News

Global rapeseed stocks could shrink to six-year low

Global rapeseed stocks could shrink to six-year low

July 14, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the current IGC report on global rapeseed supply in 2018/19 expects world rapeseed stocks to see a significant decline. The reason is smaller harvests, especially in the EU-28 and Australia. In its outlook for the 2018/19 marketing year, the International Grain Council (IGC) projects global rapeseed production at 72.1 million […]

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Ethanol production decreases for first time in 4 weeks

Ethanol production decreases for first time in 4 weeks

July 14, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.033 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.39 million gallons daily, as output thinned by 5,000 b/d from the prior week, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. That is a 34,000 b/d reduction from the previous week and a 7-week low. The […]

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POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

July 12, 2018 |

In Indiana, POET is facing some opposition from nearby residents of its proposed ethanol plant to be sited near Shelbyville. In an attempt to keep competitors from knowing about the company’s plans to build the facility, local officials were required to sign NDAs until the public comment period was opened for planning permission when local […]

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European industry wants EU to sign Mercosur trade deal once and for all

European industry wants EU to sign Mercosur trade deal once and for all

July 12, 2018 |

In Belgium, industry is urging the European Commission to sign free trade deal with the Mercosur countries next week before Brazil heads into election season and puts the agreement on hold yet again. Mercosur is still seeking a higher ethanol quota than had been offered previously, a move resisted by the European ethanol industry. Sugar, […]

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Boskalis Nederland to reduce 35% of CO2 emission thanks to GoodFuels

Boskalis Nederland to reduce 35% of CO2 emission thanks to GoodFuels

July 12, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition. From the […]

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California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

July 12, 2018 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of […]

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European rapeseed yields seen falling due to drought and frost

European rapeseed yields seen falling due to drought and frost

July 12, 2018 |

In Belgium, European rapeseed yields are expected to take a major hit this year due to weather anomalies such as droughts as frosts, potentially cutting production to 20 million metric tons from an expected 22.1 million tons in 2017/18. With China expected to boost rapeseed imports to compensate for a lack of US soybean as […]

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Brazilian ethanol production jumps more than 30% during H2 June

Brazilian ethanol production jumps more than 30% during H2 June

July 12, 2018 |

In Brazil, ethanol production during the second half of June jumped more than 30% on the year to 2.35 billion liters, of which 1.55 billion liters were hydrous ethanol. Just 24.47 million liters of corn ethanol were produced during the period. Hydrous ethanol sales soared nearly 48% on the year to 1.69 billion liters while […]

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Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

July 11, 2018 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement or representation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As part of his guilty plea, Isler admitted that during August […]

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Commerce Dept. seeking members for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

Commerce Dept. seeking members for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

July 11, 2018 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce announced the renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee’s work on […]

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