Tag: gas

Scania invests SEK 1.5 billion in energy-efficient foundry

Scania invests SEK 1.5 billion in energy-efficient foundry

December 16, 2017 |

In Sweden, Scania plans to invest about SEK 1.5 billion (a little over $176 million) in a new foundry in Södertälje, in order to triple production capacity and achieve a 50 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the technology and methods used in the current foundry. Through more efficient materials handling and recycling, a […]

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Petrobras lowers gas prices for second time in a month

Petrobras lowers gas prices for second time in a month

June 19, 2017 |

In Brazil, for the second time in less than a month, Petrobras as lowered the gasoline price that is turn further pressures ethanol demand and pushes the ethanol parity level with sugar well below 13 cents. Despite hydrous ethanol prices being 68% of gasoline prices during the week ending June 10, the lowest since September […]

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Ukrainian parliament approves law to set renewable heat prices at 90% of gas

Ukrainian parliament approves law to set renewable heat prices at 90% of gas

March 22, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, in an effort to boost consumption of renewable fuel for heat sources, the national parliament has passed a bill setting tariffs at 90% of the cost of heat from gas. The bill also decentralizes decision making on license issuance and price negotiations for business consumers to the local level, away from the […]

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Petrobras fighting internally whether to cut gas prices, wreaking havoc on ethanol producers

Petrobras fighting internally whether to cut gas prices, wreaking havoc on ethanol producers

April 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, an internal struggle between Petrobras’s board and management is wreaking havoc in global sugar markets and has the ethanol industry on edge as the two sides fight over lowering gasoline prices or not. The board wants to keep prices where they are while management wants to cut prices to counteract falling demand that […]

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Hawaii to still have ethanol-blended gas despite state law

Hawaii to still have ethanol-blended gas despite state law

January 4, 2016 |

In Hawaii, despite a new state law that came into effect on Friday that eliminates the ethanol blending mandate due to the high cost of importing ethanol, Hawaii Independent Energy will still supply blended fuel in order to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard. The refiner must blend or buy RINs and believes that blending […]

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Minnesota ethanol plants making a profit despite low gas price

Minnesota ethanol plants making a profit despite low gas price

November 17, 2015 |

In Minnesota, despite low gas prices, seven of the eight ethanol producers in the state have been able to make a profit during the third quarter. Low gasoline prices are expected to weight on ethanol margins for the next 12 to 18 months across the Midwest. Valero Energy reported making 47 cents per gallon during […]

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Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

September 1, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, Boston-based Ukraine Agro Valley Association wants to set up 20 biomass power plants around the Ukraine in order to wean the country off of Russian gas. The company wants to use miscanthus as feedstock, with 10,000 acres of the crop surrounding each of the 20 plants that would then be converted into pellets […]

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Texas A&M’s TTI says alternative fuel vehicles to hit gas taxes hard

Texas A&M’s TTI says alternative fuel vehicles to hit gas taxes hard

April 30, 2015 |

In Texas, Alternative Fuel Technology adoption could affect long-term state fuel tax revenues with Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) accounting for 13 percent of the domestic passenger fleet and 11 percent of the commercial fleet by 2040, according to a new study from Texas A&M’s Transport Technology Institute’s Transportation Policy Research Center. Alternative Fuel Technology development […]

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Researchers look to grass to make gas

Researchers look to grass to make gas

September 3, 2013 |

In South Carolina, researchers at Clemson University are studying how to free up the carbohydrates in switchgrass and waste paper. The work involves identifying the right bacteria and fungi and the right enzymes that will break down the carbohydrates and xylans to release plant sugars. The research aims to reduce the expense of making ethanol […]

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South Dakota launches third round of blender pump subsidies

South Dakota launches third round of blender pump subsidies

July 8, 2013 |

In South Dakota, the third round of grants for gas stations to install blender pumps is now open, with $500,000 available. Gas stations can apply for up to $25,000 for the first pump ad $10,000 for additional pumps. The state was the first in the country to allow blender pumps, which have been installed at […]

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