Category: Producer News

India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

July 11, 2019 |

In India, local press reports that Synergy Green Diesel has established a delivery service for its UCO-based biodiesel in several regions around the center of the country to supply B100 to SMEs, hotels and other industrial users of fuel in an effort to expand the use of the fuel to consumers who would ordinarily just […]

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Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump believes allowing year-round E15 should compensate for increased small refinery hardship waivers despite the two policies not being connected. The agriculture secretary is pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to reissue the missing gallons from approved hardship waivers as part of the upcoming “reset” of the Renewable Fuels […]

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Bunge and BP may team up in mega sugar/ethanol JV to rival Raizen

Bunge and BP may team up in mega sugar/ethanol JV to rival Raizen

July 10, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that BP is looking to team up with Bunge on a joint venture that would link up sugar and ethanol assets that would create a similar giant to Shell’s JV with Cosan, Raizen. Bunge has been looking to offload its sugar assets in Brazil for a number of years with no […]

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Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

July 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government wants Rajburi Ethanol to pay nearly $200,000 in damages following a wastewater leak that included molasses over the course of nearly a week in October 2016 that led to significant fish kill. The Pollution Control Department and Fisheries Department sued the company for damages related to […]

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South African opposition calling for support to fledgling KZN biofuels industry

South African opposition calling for support to fledgling KZN biofuels industry

July 10, 2019 |

In South Africa, the African News Agency reports that the Democratic Alliance political party has called for the urgent creation of a task force to support the biofuel industry in KwaZulu Natal in response to sugar companies suffering from an onslaught of cheaper sugar imports that has put the sugar industry itself in jeopardy. Tongaat […]

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European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

July 10, 2019 |

In Finland, Xinhua news agency reports that European bioeconomy experts are calling for a pragmatic discussion regarding the winners and losers of a future bioeconomy rather than pretending that everyone will be better off, as that scenario is impossible, and some sectors will suffer. Already competition over waste streams has popped up as circular economy […]

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Toyota to roll out hybrid ethanol Corolla from October but price still unknown

Toyota to roll out hybrid ethanol Corolla from October but price still unknown

July 10, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that Toyota plans to roll out its hybrid ethanol Corolla in October while planning future roll outs in other Latin American countries with strong ethanol industries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. As many as 70,000 of the hybrid vehicles will be produced at the company’s Sao Paolo manufacturing […]

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Swedish biofuel consumption reaches 1.7 million m3 in 2018

Swedish biofuel consumption reaches 1.7 million m3 in 2018

July 10, 2019 |

In Sweden, a new report from the Swedish fuel and biofuels agency SPBI says the volume of biofuels in the transport sector including work machines amounted to approximately 1.7 million cubic meters in 2018. The biggest in the market is HVO drop in, followed by HVO 100. When the share of renewable fuels in the […]

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Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Heard on the Floor at the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

July 10, 2019 |

For the past 12 months, there have been an alarming number of t-shirts floating around the bioeconomy suggesting that people “get their biomass to Iowa,” or maybe it was in Iowa.  We’re all supposed to be in Iowa, that’s for sure, and this week, as the bioeconomy’s biggest and grandest show, the BIO World Congress, […]

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Department of Commerce keeps antidumping duties in place for Argentine biodiesel imports

Department of Commerce keeps antidumping duties in place for Argentine biodiesel imports

July 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determined that changed circumstances do not exist warranting any changes under the antidumping duty (AD) order for biodiesel from Argentina. Commerce also determined, however, that changed circumstances exist warranting a change to the cash deposit rates under the countervailing duty (CVD) order. It said there remains a […]

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