Category: Producer News

Nigerian entrepreneur devises equipment to produce small-scale ethanol from cassava

Nigerian entrepreneur devises equipment to produce small-scale ethanol from cassava

January 17, 2018 |

In Nigeria, a local entrepreneur in Cross River State who is an instructor at a local technical school has developed a range of agricultural machinery the local community can use to improve agricultural processing, including equipment to produce ethanol from cassava. The equipment is produced from iron and steel. Cassava is grown across the country […]

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Forge Hydrocarbon’s demo plant set for Q3 instead of H1

Forge Hydrocarbon’s demo plant set for Q3 instead of H1

January 17, 2018 |

In Canada, plans for Forge Hydrocarbon’s demonstration plant have been delayed to Q3 from H1 this year and scaled down to 19 million liters per year from the previously announced 25 million liters per year. The technology is scaling up a process developed at and spun off from the University of Alberta that uses high […]

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Alliance BioEnergy pays off short-term debt to avoid selling stock

Alliance BioEnergy pays off short-term debt to avoid selling stock

January 17, 2018 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced it has completed the payoff of the final two short term notes, held by Power Up Lending Group, Ltd. in full, in the amount of $206,267.47 and Crown Bridge Partners, LLC, in the full amount of $80,890.16, that were due in January 2018, ahead of both notes’ maturity […]

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Contanda to expand Grays Harbor storage facility for cleaner fuels

Contanda to expand Grays Harbor storage facility for cleaner fuels

January 17, 2018 |

In Washington state, in anticipation of increased demand for low-carbon, cleaner fuels, Contanda plans to expand its facility at Grays Harbor to store a portfolio of cleaner fuels including biodiesel, renewable diesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel. The revised application for eight new storage tanks capable of storing 1.1 million barrels of liquid is in response […]

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Evogene bio-stimulant microbial seed treatment trials a success in second year

Evogene bio-stimulant microbial seed treatment trials a success in second year

January 16, 2018 |

In Israel, Evogene recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer. The bio-stimulant seed treatments tested in these recent trials conducted by Evogene demonstrated up to 20 percent increases in corn yield under moderate drought conditions. […]

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Two institutional investors buy more than $1 million each of Aemetis

Two institutional investors buy more than $1 million each of Aemetis

January 16, 2018 |

In California, two institutional investors each bought more than $1 million in securities in Aemetis during Q3 2017, the largest institutional investor buy in in eight quarters, according to the Lincolnian. With 17.73% of the company’s shareholding held by institutional investors as of the most recent reporting, Atlantic Trust Group bought $1.278 million worth while […]

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Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

January 16, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Syngenta has licensed NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, to evaluate, predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup for crop molecular breeding and genomic selection. The agreement is on a non-exclusive, multi-year basis. The GenoMAGIC system will be implemented in Syngenta’s advanced R&D pipeline and will influence key decision […]

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More than 1,700 Malaysian smallholder farmers protest EU over palm oil stance

More than 1,700 Malaysian smallholder farmers protest EU over palm oil stance

January 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in response to concerns that the European Union will block the use of palm oil for biodiesel by 2020, around 1,700 smallholder oil palm farmers protested the move outside the European delegation’s offices in Kuala Lumpur. The head of Felda said as many as 3.2 million smallholder farmers could be negatively impacted by […]

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ENVIA Energy applies for D7 RIN generation

ENVIA Energy applies for D7 RIN generation

January 16, 2018 |

In Oklahoma, Velocys announced that ENVIA Energy believes that fuel produced at its Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant has met the necessary requirements to be submitted for qualification under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the US. As a result, the facility has submitted a certain number of RIN (Renewable Identification Number) credits to the US […]

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A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

A total of 39 biodiesel plants to offer 1.2 million m3 of biodiesel at next ANP auction

January 16, 2018 |

In Brazil, the list of plants authorized for the 59th ANP Biodiesel Auction was just released. This time all the plants that have registered can participate in the event. That’s because all four pending plants have solved their problems. The only change with the list previously was the inclusion of Caramuru de Sorriso (MT) in […]

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