Category: Producer News

United Riverhead Terminal gets OK for biofuel storage tanks

United Riverhead Terminal gets OK for biofuel storage tanks

September 17, 2018 |

In New York state, local press reports that community officials have given the green light to United Riverhead Terminal in order to install six biofuel storage tanks that will allow the company to blend 5% biodiesel with heating oil, allowing it to comply with state regulations. Community members strongly opposed the proposal because the industrial […]

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South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

September 17, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that August ethanol imports rose to 27,972 metric tons, more than 23% higher than July, with Brazil supplying more than 52% of the 13,030 tons of undenatured ethanol. Pakistan supplied much of the rest of the undenatured ethanol, making it the largest origin of ethanol to South Korea this year […]

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Ethanol production hits 20 week low

Ethanol production hits 20 week low

September 15, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.020 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.84 million gallons daily, — a 20 week low, according to EIA data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The 67,000 b/d shave off the prior week’s output reflects the largest weekly adjustment on record. The four-week average for ethanol production […]

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Biodiesel share increased despite declining diesel consumption

Biodiesel share increased despite declining diesel consumption

September 15, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that consumption of road traffic diesel and petrol in the first half year of 2018 was lower than in the 2017 reference period. However, the use of biodiesel and bioethanol saw a significant rise. The strongest demand for biodiesel in the past six months and the largest quantity since August 2017 […]

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First plug-in hybrid ferry runs on biodiesel

First plug-in hybrid ferry runs on biodiesel

September 15, 2018 |

In California, San Francisco Bay area’s Red and White Fleet, a sightseeing and cruise ferry business, added the Enhydra ferry to its fleet, which is the first aluminum hulled, lithium-Ion battery plug-in hybrid vessel built in the U.S.A. Red and White partnered with BAE Systems, which is supplying its HybriGen® propulsion  system that includes large […]

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E15 summertime restriction ends

E15 summertime restriction ends

September 15, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association celebrated the end of the government’s restriction on selling E15 in much of the country during the summer. The restriction was lifted yesterday, September 16 and “will once again allow consumers across the nation to have access to a fuel that is cheaper, cleaner and offers higher octane […]

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Battle continues between Fulcrum Bioenergy and NV Energy

Battle continues between Fulcrum Bioenergy and NV Energy

September 15, 2018 |

In Nevada, NV Energy filed a request with state legislators to require Fulcrum Bioenergy to pay “impact fees” for Fulcrum’s biofuel plant which has applied to purchase power from an alternative electric provider. The impact fees include long-term recurring charges related to renewable energy projects and a $1.179 million lump sum payment. Fulcrum’s waste to […]

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Ergon Biofuels closing ethanol plant later this year

Ergon Biofuels closing ethanol plant later this year

September 15, 2018 |

In Mississippi, Ergon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Ergon, Inc., is closing its ethanol plant at the Port of Vicksburg in December, according to a press release sent to The Vicksburg Post. The plant was built in 2007 as a joint venture between Ergon Ethanol Inc. and Bunge North America Inc. and was originally designed […]

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Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington state, as part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions […]

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Canadian National Railway embargo on Argo ethanol seen ending Friday

Canadian National Railway embargo on Argo ethanol seen ending Friday

September 13, 2018 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports that Canadian National Railway cited oversupply and traffic congestion as reasons for halting its ethanol deliveries to Kinder Morgan’s benchmark Argo terminal on September 5 but could lift the embargo as early as Friday. With the market oversupplied and prices at multi-year lows, the temporary embargo hasn’t had any impact on […]

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