Category: Producer News

Proposal submitted for Mexico to implement E10

Proposal submitted for Mexico to implement E10

April 26, 2017 |

In Mexico, the national association for sustainable transportation has submitted a proposal seeking an increased ethanol blend to 10% from the current 5.8% in an effort to reduce pollution and support rural jobs from increased sugarcane and sorghum production with investments of up to $2 billion. Critics however say that MTBE does a better job […]

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Valero says RINs still weighing on its results despite lower prices

Valero says RINs still weighing on its results despite lower prices

April 26, 2017 |

In Texas, Valero says that RIN costs will weigh on its Q2 results as it did on its Q1 results despite RIN prices falling relative to last year. Q1 RINs cost $15 million less than last year at $146 million. Though prices are lower, the company is keeping its initial guidance on 2017 RIN costs […]

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U of Iowa contracts 800 acres for miscanthus to replace coal in energy production

U of Iowa contracts 800 acres for miscanthus to replace coal in energy production

April 25, 2017 |

In Iowa, researchers at the University of Iowa have contracted about 800 acres of land from 15 nearby farms to grow miscanthus for replacing coal in its energy supply. The university aims to eliminate coal use by 2025, using 10% miscanthus and the remainder from other biomass fuels. The project allows the university’s energy budget to […]

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Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

April 25, 2017 |

In the UK, following the Scottish government’s approval of regulations for growing seaweed commercially last month, researchers from Scottish Association for Marine Science at Oban are moving forward with a one acre trial site to produce cold water seaweed species for biofuel, animal feed and beauty products. Most of the projects surrounding the trials are […]

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Kwik Trip offered new lot and perks for $1 to build biofuel blending depot

Kwik Trip offered new lot and perks for $1 to build biofuel blending depot

April 25, 2017 |

In Iowa, following rejection of a plan to build a biofuel blending depot last fall, Kwik Trip has been offered a four-acre lot in a new industrial zone in Waterloo for just $1, along with sewer access for the facility. The proposed biofuel blending facility will start with four 30,000-gallon tanks along with an indoor […]

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Brazil looking to boost biofuel consumption via RIN-type program

Brazil looking to boost biofuel consumption via RIN-type program

April 25, 2017 |

In Brazil, the government is looking to implement a program similar to RINs to help boost fuel retailers’ purchasing of biofuels for blending. The carbon emissions reductions certificates would be issued by biofuel producers including sugar mills and would be purchased by retailers to demonstrate they had bought a required amount of biofuels. The plan […]

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Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

April 25, 2017 |

In Washington, although Bloomberg is reporting that it’s not the case, the Argentine press says its president will use his forthcoming meeting with President Trump to push for the reestablishment of exports of lemons and biodiesel to the US market. The two presidents have known each other for more than 30 years and have had […]

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Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

April 25, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuel is expected to be a key market for the more than a million acres of canola across the western part of the country that have spent the winter under snow because winter arrived earlier than expected and is only now beginning to thaw. As much as 900,000 metric tons of oilseed may […]

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Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

April 24, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop intended for trialing biodiesel production on the island has become so popular that people are regularly trespassing and sometimes even stealing the flowers that are currently in bloom despite obvious signage about the farm being private property where no trespassing is allowed. The state police has been recruited to […]

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Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers

Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers

April 24, 2017 |

In Indiana, ethanol producers across the US are facing not only low ethanol and DDGs prices but further concerns resulting from the high levels of vomitoxin present in much of last year’s record corn crop with supplies from Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana all reporting levels above maximum levels allowed for human and animal […]

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