Tag: biofuel

Argentine biofuel production soars during Q1 thanks to bumper grain crop

Argentine biofuel production soars during Q1 thanks to bumper grain crop

May 24, 2017 |

In Argentina, biofuel production during Q1 jumped thanks to a larger grain harvest, with ethanol production up 25.6% on the year while biodiesel rose more than 31%. As a result, revenues rose more than 26% to $147 million despite exports falling by 2.5%. During the period, exports were hit by anti-dumping policies in the US […]

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Australian biofuel report shows slump in demand

Australian biofuel report shows slump in demand

May 9, 2017 |

In Australia, Australian motorists shunning the use of “green” fuel-grade ethanol to power their vehicles have driven a six-year consumption slump, according to a leading report on the nation’s biofuel industry. As a result, total annual consumption of fuel-grade ethanol in 2016 dropped more than 95 megalitres (ML) -its lowest level from its peak of […]

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North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

May 9, 2017 |

In North Carolina, what has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could. Senior chemistry major and sustainable business minor Kelsey Simon and senior management major and nutrition and sustainable business minor Ali Moxley placed second in the […]

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Pennsylvania biofuel producers indicted over RIN fraud

Pennsylvania biofuel producers indicted over RIN fraud

May 4, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania biofuel producer and two of its officers have been indicted on conspiracy and false statements charges for participating in a scheme that generated over $10 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewable fuels credits (RIN credits) at Keystone Biofuels, Inc., a company that purported to produce and sell biodiesel for […]

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UK biofuel supplies fall nearly 3% on year April-January 2017

UK biofuel supplies fall nearly 3% on year April-January 2017

May 4, 2017 |

In the UK, biofuel supplies fell during the nine-month period of April to January 2017 by nearly 3% on the year to 1.15 billion liters. Ethanol supplies saw a sharp 6% drop to 571 million liters while biodiesel supplies fell 2.4% on the year to 545 million liters. At the same time, fossil diesel supplies […]

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Port of Rotterdam sees 6% increase in biofuel throughput in 2016

Port of Rotterdam sees 6% increase in biofuel throughput in 2016

May 3, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, biofuel throughput at the Port of Rotterdam increased 6% in 2016 over the previous year at 4.8 million metric tons. Biodiesel including both methyl esters and HVO saw the biggest growth with 3.5 million tons recorded, up 23% on the year, half of which came from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia but nearly […]

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Kwik Trip offered new lot and perks for $1 to build biofuel blending depot

Kwik Trip offered new lot and perks for $1 to build biofuel blending depot

April 25, 2017 |

In Iowa, following rejection of a plan to build a biofuel blending depot last fall, Kwik Trip has been offered a four-acre lot in a new industrial zone in Waterloo for just $1, along with sewer access for the facility. The proposed biofuel blending facility will start with four 30,000-gallon tanks along with an indoor […]

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Saab’s Gripen flies successfully on 100% biofuel

Saab’s Gripen flies successfully on 100% biofuel

April 10, 2017 |

In Sweden, Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel. This was the first time that a single engine fighter flew with 100% biofuel. The […]

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Masdar Institute looking to harvest aviation biofuel crop in June

Masdar Institute looking to harvest aviation biofuel crop in June

April 4, 2017 |

In the United Arab Emirates, Masdar Institute’s green desert project integrating halophyte farming with aquaculture for aviation biofuel production is getting ready for its first oilseed harvest in June. Project partners including Etihad Airways and Boeing along with other private sector companies toured the project last week to check in on progress. The oil refined […]

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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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