Category: Producer News

Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

June 13, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government may look to end subsidies for 20% and 85% ethanol as well as 10% and 20% biodiesel blends in the next three years on the back of concerns that the subsidies are negatively impacting fuel price stability. New laws that came in in late May […]

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New ASTM proposed standard for classify microorganisms, move beyond GMO/non-GMO

New ASTM proposed standard for classify microorganisms, move beyond GMO/non-GMO

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, ASTM International’s industrial biotechnology committee (E62) is developing a proposed standard (soon to be published as E3214) that will help classify microorganisms.  The goal of the classification system described in this classification is to provide a deeper level of categorization beyond simply whether a given industrial microorganism is a genetically modified organism (GMO) […]

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Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

June 12, 2019 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM is expanding its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for the biofuels industry with the introduction of eBOOST™ GT and a new enzyme for fiber conversion, eBREAK™ 1000F. eBOOST GT, which has been tested and qualified at commercial scale, enables the robustness and yield benefits of eBOOST in starch fermentations with up […]

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Jan De Nul Group focusing on use of drop-in biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions

Jan De Nul Group focusing on use of drop-in biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions

June 12, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Jan De Nul Group is focusing on drop-in biofuel to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction target. With this approach and by choosing Jan De Nul Group, the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (known by the Dutch initials MDK), within the Department of Mobility and Public Works, has showcased its pioneering profile […]

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NUVU Fuels will make E15 standard blend at the pump this summer

NUVU Fuels will make E15 standard blend at the pump this summer

June 12, 2019 |

In Michigan, fuel retailer NUVU Fuels will make E15 – a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel – the standard blend available to customers at all NUVU Fuels locations beginning this summer. NUVU Fuels will offer flex vehicle owners the choice of higher biofuel blends like E85. In addition, E10 will be available at designated […]

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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges EPA’s E15 rule in court

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges EPA’s E15 rule in court

June 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, issued the following statement about a petition filed by AFPM with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule providing a one-pound Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline […]

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Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

June 12, 2019 |

In India, the Mumbai Mirror newspaper reports that Maharashtra, in addition to investing more than $72 million in a fund to promote ethanol production by cooperative mills, is now calling for a minimum of 25% of sugarcane production to be diverted to ethanol instead of sugar. The state’s sugar commissioner believes that the move will […]

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Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

June 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, World Maritime News reports that Norden confirmed via Danish social media that it was a launching a second biofuel trial with GoodFuels, this time on the 49,600 dwt tanker Nord Sustainable that left Latvia on its way to Algeria where it is expected to arrive on June 17. Nord Highlander, a handysize vessel, […]

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Novozymes launches two new products to support renewable fuel production

Novozymes launches two new products to support renewable fuel production

June 11, 2019 |

In Indiana, Novozymes announced two major launches during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) to continue supporting the growth of the renewable fuel industry. Fortiva is a new alpha-amylase technology that helps customers avoid having to choose between maximizing enzyme performance and operational efficiency. In yeast, Force continues to deliver on the promise to quickly […]

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Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

June 11, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that Maharashtra is looking to develop a $72 million fund for coop sugar mills to encourage increased investment in ethanol production capacity as well as infrastructure. Mills have been struggling under the double yoke of low sugar prices and high cane prices mandated by the state, so the state […]

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