Tag: 2013

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Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2013

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2012? Not the intrepid USS Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into the murky fogs of 2013. As the sunset of 2012 gives way to the dawn of 2013, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to […]

December 27, 2012 More

Bunge-Ergon to suspend production at Vicksburg, Mississippi plant

In Mississippi, Bunge-Ergon will be suspending production at its Vicksburg ethanol plant amid financial pressures brought on by high corn prices. The company will shut down production by the end of November and will reassess in 2013 whether to resume operations after corn prices come down. The plant, which opened in 2008 and has provided […]

October 15, 2012 More

EPA statement mandates 28% increase in biodiesel use by gasoline refiners in 2013

In Washington, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson released a statement on Friday indicating that gasoline refiners must use 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013. The mandate represents a 28% increase over this years requirement of 1 billion gallons. Said Jackson, the action “is another step that strengthens America’s energy security by reducing dependence on foreign […]

September 17, 2012 More

Sweetwater Energy raises $9m for first of two sugar processing facilities

In New York, Sweetwater Energy has raised $9m in investment from its first financing round for its first sugar processing facilities. The company expects to have at least two of these facilities operational by 2013, producing 24,000 tons of sugar annually, which can produce approximately 3.4 million gallons of ethanol per year. A pilot facility […]

July 27, 2012 More

USDA expects 4% rise in food prices due to drought, Wall Street Journal reports

In New York, the Wall Street Journal published a story on the USDA’s expectations regarding the impact of this year’s drought. The USDA has estimated that food prices, including poultry, milk, and beef, will rise between 3 and 4 percent next year, followed by a 4 to 5% jump in 2013. The article also discussed […]

July 26, 2012 More

Novozymes to invest $160-$200M in Nebraska enzyme plant

In Nebraska, Novozymes is investing between $160 million and $200 million in an enzyme factory in the eastern part of the state that will open in the second quarter of next year in order to serve the biofuel industry and expects demand to remain steady despite the end of the ethanol blending credit. The company […]

November 22, 2011 More