Category: Producer News

Nanomaterials Global Market Is Expected To Reach $19.83B by 2022: study

Nanomaterials Global Market Is Expected To Reach $19.83B by 2022: study

June 26, 2017 |

In New York, Stratistics MRC has released a report projecting that the Global Nanomaterials Market accounted for $4.79 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $19.83 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 22.5% from 2015 to 2022. The nanomaterials market is favoured by the governmental funding to support the prospective growth. The […]

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Corn for food socially profitable, not biofuels, says new study

Corn for food socially profitable, not biofuels, says new study

June 26, 2017 |

In Illinois, a study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published in Earth’s Future found a net “social and economic worth of food corn production” in the U.S. of $1,492 per hectare, compared with “a remarkable $10 per hectare loss for biofuel corn production”.  Lead researcher Professor Kumar wrote that “The critical zone is the […]

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Rapeseed imports to EU from Australia expected to decline

Rapeseed imports to EU from Australia expected to decline

June 25, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that  Australia was the second largest supplier of rapeseed to Germany after France. This situation is unlikely to repeat itself in the coming year because the current drought will probably cut the Australian rapeseed harvest and reduce exports volumes. About 4.8 million tonnes of rapeseed came to Germany between April 2016 and March […]

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Faces of the Bioeconomy: 4 Minutes with Marcel van Berkel

Faces of the Bioeconomy: 4 Minutes with Marcel van Berkel

June 25, 2017 |

Q: Most would know you, Marcel, from your days as an executive with GF Biochamicals. Tell us about the the new VanBerkel Consultancy. A: With experience in business management, strategy, marketing, and development, VanBerkel Consultancy bridge your company to the next level of success. Offering support in defining and executing your business development and market […]

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NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

June 25, 2017 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks has formed a Performance Chemicals Division to supply lactides, polyols, binder resins, and chemical intermediates to companies that manufacture innovative C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), toners, and fine chemicals. Vercet is a new tunable platform of lactide-based chemistries from the NatureWorks Performance Chemicals Division. The customizable properties of Vercet polyols provide […]

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RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award

RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award

June 25, 2017 |

In Washington, Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper has been awarded the 2017 High Octane Award, presented by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis. The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the […]

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S2G BioChem to Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia: Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018

S2G BioChem to Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia: Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018

June 25, 2017 |

In Canada, S2G BioChem has started work on the company’s first standalone biorefinery demonstration plant that it intends to build in Sarnia, Ontario. The commercial-scale facility will refine local, sustainable forestry and agricultural residues using S2G’s patented process to produce the lowest-cost and highest-value food ingredient xylitol available on the market today while co-producing value-add bioglycols for a […]

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Breathing room: Gevo refinances current year debt through 2020

Breathing room: Gevo refinances current year debt through 2020

June 25, 2017 |

In Colorado, WB Gevo, Ltd. the holder of the Company’s issued and outstanding Senior Secured Convertible Notes, due June 23, 2017 exchanged all $16.5 million of the existing 2017 Notes for $16.5 million of the Company’s newly created 12.0% Convertible Senior Secured Notes due March 15, 2020. The 2020 Notes are convertible, at the option […]

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Argentina’s April ethanol sales soar 30% on the year

Argentina’s April ethanol sales soar 30% on the year

June 22, 2017 |

In Argentina, ethanol sales rose 30% on the year in April to 86.4 million liters although the volume was slightly lower than in March due to the month having one day less as average daily sales volumes were actually higher than the previous month. Cordoba and Tucuman provinces accounted for 62% of sales. The volume […]

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A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

June 22, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and TerViva announced plans to cultivate pongamia on 250 acres of former sugar plantation lands in Central Maui. TerViva estimates pongamia can produce more than 400 gallons of oil per acre, which can be used to produce biofuels. The residue from the pressing process is a seed cake which […]

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