Category: Producer News

Metsä launches next-gen bioproduct mill

Metsä launches next-gen bioproduct mill

August 21, 2017 |

In Finland, Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski came into operation as planned August 15 with pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers set to begin in early September. The construction project was carried out as planned, in accordance with its schedule and its EUR1.2 billion budget. Before the bioproduct mill started up, […]

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UK biodiesel producer fears US flooding post-Brexit

UK biodiesel producer fears US flooding post-Brexit

August 21, 2017 |

In the UK, tallow biodiesel producer Argent Energy is worried that after Brexit the company will no longer be protected by European policy from an influx of biodiesel imports from the US. It’s especially worrisome with expectation that the British government will look to forge closer ties with the US in the wake of its […]

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Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

August 21, 2017 |

In Europe, the ending of sugarbeet production quotas the end of September has lead the market to expect a return of ethanol production from beet as a way to absorb production excesses. Backwardation into the ethanol market from October partly reflects these additional beet-based supplies, combined with the Salamanca ethanol plant formerly owned by Abengoa […]

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Novozymes launches new Spirizyme products for highest total sugar conversion

Novozymes launches new Spirizyme products for highest total sugar conversion

August 20, 2017 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced the launch of Spirizyme 2.0 T and Spirizyme Ultra T for the European ethanol market. The two products are part of the Spirizyme T Portfolio, glucoamylase enzymes with trehalase that deliver yield enhancing activities documented to provide the highest total sugar conversion in the industry. The products have a low risk […]

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Biofuel candidate needed for RETAC vacancy at STB

Biofuel candidate needed for RETAC vacancy at STB

August 20, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Surface Transportation Board is looking for two candidates for vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, one of which would represent the biofuels industry. Specifically, they are looking for a biofuel feedstock grower or provider and biofuel refiner, processor and distributor to fill the biofuel vacancy. The other vacancy is […]

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Construction begins on Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in Nebraska

Construction begins on Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in Nebraska

August 20, 2017 |

In Nebraska, construction is starting on the Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in Fairmont to install a new, bolt-on technology, called Maximized Stillage Co-Products. The $50 million project is one of the largest investments in co-product upgrading technologies ever made by a dry mill ethanol manufacturer. Once operational, the MSC technology will allow the plant […]

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Ethanol production highest in 28 weeks

Ethanol production highest in 28 weeks

August 20, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that according to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.059 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.48 million gallons daily. That is up 46,000 b/d—a 4.6% jump from the week before and the highest volume in 28 weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.021 million b/d […]

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Rapeseed oil prices set to firm up but palm oil prices declined

Rapeseed oil prices set to firm up but palm oil prices declined

August 20, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that vegetable oil prices on the European cash market diverged. While rapeseed oil firmed, palm oil declined sharply. Trends for the coming weeks are mixed. Prices for rapeseed oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil continued to diverge. Whereas palm oil was on a continued downward trend due to abundant supply of […]

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Dyadic authorizes new stock repurchase program

Dyadic authorizes new stock repurchase program

August 20, 2017 |

In Florida, Dyadic International, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new stock repurchase program, under which the Company may repurchase up to $5 million of its outstanding common stock. Under this new stock repurchase program, Dyadic may repurchase shares in accordance with all applicable securities laws and regulations, including Rule 10b-18 […]

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Targay launches turnkey 24/7 biodiesel solution

Targay launches turnkey 24/7 biodiesel solution

August 17, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuels marketer Targray has announced the nationwide launch of its turnkey biodiesel solution for the convenience and fuel retailing segment. The announcement comes as increasing freight movement in the U.S. is spurring diesel demand throughout the country. Created following a two-year pilot program and multiple rounds of customer consultations, Targray’s innovative 24/7 biodiesel solution for […]

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