Category: Producer News

European Union set to accept minimum price deal on Argentinian biodiesel

European Union set to accept minimum price deal on Argentinian biodiesel

January 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is ready to accept a proposal by Argentina to set a minimum price for its biodiesel exports to Europe in lieu of anti-dumping tariffs, a proposal which stakeholders have been given until January 18 to comment upon before giving a final thumbs up, although apparently the EC […]

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Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

January 15, 2019 |

In Canada, local press reports there has been an outbreak of vomitoxin in Ontario-origin corn, some of which is used for ethanol production, that is causing challenges because the ethanol production process can’t kill the toxin and therefore would remain in DDGS. Levels have been detected at up to 25 times the allowed limits in […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 25% in December

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump 25% in December

January 15, 2019 |

In Brazil, sales of hydrous ethanol jumped by 25% on the year during December while anhydrous ethanol sales fell by roughly the same amount, reflecting demand provoked by higher fossil fuel prices that continue to call for E100 sales in response. Hydrous sales were just over 1.79 billion liters while anhydrous sales were just 633.8 million […]

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Greenbelt Resources signs deal with PURNOL

Greenbelt Resources signs deal with PURNOL

January 15, 2019 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation announced initial funding for a licensing and exclusive distribution rights agreement from PURNOL, a California-based distribution company. In accordance with the agreement between PURNOL and Greenbelt, a substantial portion of an undisclosed fee was funded in December of 2018. Subsequently, Greenbelt commenced the process of modifying and enhancing its production […]

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Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

January 14, 2019 |

In Germany, Carbon2Chem is off to a good start in the new year. For the first time thyssenkrupp has produced ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilizers to improve food production. Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. It is the first time […]

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Nigeria to begin ethanol production from sweet sorghum by the end of Q1

Nigeria to begin ethanol production from sweet sorghum by the end of Q1

January 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, by the end of Q1, local press reports that the first ethanol and glucose syrup facility using sweet sorghum as feedstock should be commissioned and ready to begin production. The project is a result of several years testing Chinese-origin sweet sorghum varieties across several states to ensure robustness in the local environment and […]

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Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

January 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, Reuters reports that the government has halted imports of US-produced DDGS unless it has been “properly fumigated” due to two shipments in August and November that had been infested with Khapra beetle. Thailand and the US are negotiating with gas is best to use for the fumigation—Thailand wants methyl bromide while the US […]

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Zimbabwe allows ethanol sales from Triangle

Zimbabwe allows ethanol sales from Triangle

January 14, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that the Energy Regulatory Authority has given permission for Triangle Ltd. to sell ethanol, making it the third company to receive a license following Green Fuel and Hippo Valley. Triangle has been exporting its ethanol up until now because it wasn’t allowed to sell it domestically, but due to production […]

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BTA commissions Quebecois biogas plant that will supply ethanol plant

BTA commissions Quebecois biogas plant that will supply ethanol plant

January 14, 2019 |

In Canada, Germany’s BTA International together with CCI BioEnergy has commissioned a biogas facility that will use 40,000 metric tons of MSW from 27 municipalities in Quebec. About 90% of the organic portion of the MSW will be used as feedstock, including disposable diapers. The biogas will be used by neighboring Greenfield Global Quebec’s ethanol […]

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Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

January 14, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that the country’s ban on using palm oil for biofuel could risk the viability of Total’s La Mede refinery it has spent $316 million to convert to HVO production. Following protests from local farmers, the company shifted its feedstock plans to use less than half of its total demand from palm […]

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