Tag: biofuels

Only Results Count: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to success with a Section 9003 Loan Guarantee App

Only Results Count: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to success with a Section 9003 Loan Guarantee App

January 10, 2016 |

What is the Purpose of the Feasibility Study? How can I know if my project is feasible? What should I look for in choosing a feasibility study consultant? What does a successful proforma look like when oil prices are so low and predictions of future pricing so unpredictable? Why won’t lenders talk to me? (Recommendations and pointers from […]

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The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that continue to defy gravity

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that continue to defy gravity

December 22, 2015 |

Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and the RINsanity myth. Ahem, here’s the hard data. It’s Christmas Week, and somewhere around the world this Thursday night some skeptical 9-year old is going to […]

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Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

December 3, 2015 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes del Uruguay expects to produce more than 130 million liters of biofuels this year, the highest on record for the company. About 70 million liters is ethanol, thanks to the country’s largest ethanol plant coming online earlier this year, while the remaining production is biodiesel. The country currently has a blending mandate […]

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Australian biofuels industry calling for stable policies and subsidies

Australian biofuels industry calling for stable policies and subsidies

November 30, 2015 |

In Australia, the national biofuels industry is calling for the state and federal governments to establish policy support and subsidies in order to promote the fledgling industry. Tasmania especially has no specific policy supporting bioenergy. The industry says that stable policies and other kinds of government support were necessary to get biofuels industries off the […]

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Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

November 23, 2015 |

The next Nexant Petro-Bio Training course is being given in Chicago, December 8-10, 2015.  It is a briefing on the petrochemical and hydrocarbon sector that bio-based industrial chemicals and fuels seek to replace, juxtaposed with the bio-based sector itself. Last year, Nexant initiated this 50/50 version in San Francisco, attended by a diversity of people from the chemical and energy industry […]

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New Biobased Projects Around the World

New Biobased Projects Around the World

November 17, 2015 |

Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas  Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced biofuels continue to develop, and especially in the developing world.  In this report, we track 29 projects in construction or commissioning, or where firm […]

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UK arable farming sector’s GHG footprint lower than though, boosting biofuels sustainability

UK arable farming sector’s GHG footprint lower than though, boosting biofuels sustainability

November 4, 2015 |

In the UK, conclusions of five years of field research in the UK show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the UK’s arable sector are significantly lower than previously thought. The report is positive news for the UK’s renewable fuels industry and for the national effort to meet GHG emissions reductions targets. Previous […]

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Illinois’ US Senators ask Ag Secretary to support state’s biofuels industry

Illinois’ US Senators ask Ag Secretary to support state’s biofuels industry

August 12, 2015 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in support of Illinois’ application for additional federal funding to advance the Illinois biofuels industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in competitive grants to states that are testing innovative ways […]

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Philippines could see $770 million in biofuels investment in 2016

Philippines could see $770 million in biofuels investment in 2016

August 11, 2015 |

In the Philippines, investments in biofuels are meant to double to $770 million in 2016 from $386 million in 2015 and from $206 million in 2012. The 10% ethanol mandate led to displacement of about $75 million worth of fossil fuels in 2014. The implementation of the E5 and later E10 blending mandates has encouraged investment in […]

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EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

July 27, 2015 |

In Germany, Agrimoney is reporting on the USDA report, isssued out of The Hague, predicting a stagnation in biofuels unless there is some postive moment on improt tariffs — the report noting, critically, that the EU has been walling itself off from interamtional markers with a series of -anti-dumping measures. Critics from exporting nations have […]

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