Category: Producer News

Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the cassava growers association in Edo State are promoting the implementation of five ethanol pilot plants in three districts of the state in an effort to boost cassava production. The facilities are expected to require 1.25 million in total investment. Some regions suffer from a glut while in other regions processors have a […]

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Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

July 16, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the yearlong sale of E15. Heitkamp invited Wheeler to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the impact of […]

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NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has started community consultations in three areas of Cross River state where it plans to develop a palm oil-based biodiesel project. About 26,000 ha of oil palm is anticipated for the project that will be processed into biodiesel later used for 20% blending into fossil diesel as well […]

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Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

July 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Syonku Group with team with Hira Energy to invest $15 million in the country’s first waste-to-energy pilot plant and will be the third in Asia using the specific technology, following Thailand and Indonesia. Hira Energy has been licensed a US technology that will be implemented for the project, first processing up to 300 […]

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Prodigy Textiles signs deal for mulberry production

Prodigy Textiles signs deal for mulberry production

July 14, 2018 |

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.’s subsidiary, Prodigy Textiles, signed three agreements with local farming cooperatives in Quang Nam province, Vietnam to produce the mulberry necessary to support Kraig’s recombinant spider silk production. This collaboration with local farmers is a key element of Kraig Labs commercialization strategy, integrating advancements in high tech agriculture and a […]

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Diesel tree could help South Africa’s biofuel industry

Diesel tree could help South Africa’s biofuel industry

July 14, 2018 |

In South Africa, Christo Smit, a former researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, is carrying out trials on the diesel tree (Millettia pinnata) to see if it can help South Africa’s biofuels future. The same mills that press soya and sunflower could be used to press diesel tree oil seeds making it a viable option […]

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CropEnergies with weaker start to the year and new perspectives

CropEnergies with weaker start to the year and new perspectives

July 14, 2018 |

In Illinois, CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, started the 2018/19 financial year with a below-average 1st quarter compared to previous years. The operating result decreased to EUR 5 (previous year: 24) million. The main reason for the reduction is the significantly lower ethanol price, which was temporarily below the gasoline price. As a result, production was reduced […]

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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half-year report

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half-year report

July 14, 2018 |

In Minnesota, The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2018 Half Year Report which gave an overview of Minnesota’s ethanol industry in the first six months of 2018 and the various initiatives MN Biofuels undertook to increase ethanol consumption in the state. “Our work in the first half of 2018 included reforming regulatory processes for ethanol […]

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Global rapeseed stocks could shrink to six-year low

Global rapeseed stocks could shrink to six-year low

July 14, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the current IGC report on global rapeseed supply in 2018/19 expects world rapeseed stocks to see a significant decline. The reason is smaller harvests, especially in the EU-28 and Australia. In its outlook for the 2018/19 marketing year, the International Grain Council (IGC) projects global rapeseed production at 72.1 million […]

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Ethanol production decreases for first time in 4 weeks

Ethanol production decreases for first time in 4 weeks

July 14, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.033 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.39 million gallons daily, as output thinned by 5,000 b/d from the prior week, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. That is a 34,000 b/d reduction from the previous week and a 7-week low. The […]

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