Tag: biofuel

RIN production down in February

RIN production down in February

March 23, 2017 |

In Washington, though D6 RIN production fell in February compared to January to 1.16 billion from 1.26 billion, D3 cellulosic biofuel RIN production jumped to 15.9 million in February from just 459,000 the month before. The ethanol portion of the D3 production was just 357,000 however, with the rest coming from renewable LNG and CNG. […]

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Vopak Americas investing in 138,000 cubic meters of new biofuel storage capacity

Vopak Americas investing in 138,000 cubic meters of new biofuel storage capacity

March 22, 2017 |

In Texas, 10 new tanks are planned by Vopak Americas, a division of Royal Vopak, for their Deer Park Brownfield Expansion project. The planned expansion at the Vopak Terminal Deer Park, located on the Houston Ship Channel, will add approximately 138,000 cubic meters of capacity and related infrastructure to receive, store and export ethanol and […]

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Researchers find fungal cell organelle could help boost biofuel production

Researchers find fungal cell organelle could help boost biofuel production

March 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, recent study revealed that an organelle within fungal cells called the endoplasmic reticulum acts as a cellular factory for synthesizing diverse natural products called sesquiterpenes in fungal cells. While some sesquiterpenes are toxins that contaminate cultivated grains and pose a health risk to humans, others are potential precursors to alternative fuels. Understanding how […]

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Missouri’s new governor aim to support biofuel producers fund

Missouri’s new governor aim to support biofuel producers fund

March 15, 2017 |

In Missouri, the state government is working with the legislature on a budget, a budget that could include $3.5 million funds for the agriculture department that would be directed towards the biofuel producers fund the previous governor tried and failed to cut back. Producers suffered extensive delays as lawmakers fought with the government to make […]

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REG hits second billion gallon milestone 33 months after first billion

REG hits second billion gallon milestone 33 months after first billion

March 6, 2017 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group reported that it achieved the second billion gallon milestone this past January, just 33 months after hitting the 1 billion gallon milestone in 2014. An important part of REG’s sales growth and significant cash flow generation is the successful operation at full production capacity at REG Geismar, the company’s 75 MMgy renewable hydrocarbon diesel biorefinery […]

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US District Court halts demolition of mothballed Maine mill meant for a future biofuel plant

US District Court halts demolition of mothballed Maine mill meant for a future biofuel plant

March 1, 2017 |

In Maine, EMEP LLC has successfully won a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court of Portland to stop the demolition of the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill where the company has invested significant amount of money to sort out permitting in order to develop a biofuel facility at the mothballed facility. The […]

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Iowa’s biofuel industry urges Pruitt to reject point of obligation petition

Iowa’s biofuel industry urges Pruitt to reject point of obligation petition

February 16, 2017 |

In Iowa, with the U.S. Senate on the cusp of approving Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a broad coalition of Iowa farmers, renewable fuel producers, and retailers urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation.  The […]

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Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Alberta awarded four biofuel companies just over C$6 million in grant funds under the Climate Change Program’s Bioenergy Producer Program . Both Permolex Ltd. and ADM Agri Industries were awarded C$1.8 million each, Invigor Bioenergy received C$1.1 million while Enerkem Alberta Biofuesl received C$526,400. Other projects who also won […]

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Nigeria preparing to fundraise $50 million biofuel equity investment vehicle

Nigeria preparing to fundraise $50 million biofuel equity investment vehicle

February 8, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the country’s central bank announced it is setting up a $50 billion equity investment fund to kickstart commercial biofuel production in the country, funded entirely by state-owned companies and the various domestic investment banks along with support from various multilateral agencies like the United Nations Environmental Program and the United Nations Development Program. […]

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UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

February 1, 2017 |

In Finland, following success at its pilot plant that makes biofuels from tall tail oil, UPM is planning further investment in biofuels now that it was able to move beyond breakeven to making a profit late last year. With the country set to boost its use of biofuels to 54% by 2030 including double counting […]

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