Tag: New York

RIN prices jump after Goldman Sachs predicts tight RIN market through 2017

RIN prices jump after Goldman Sachs predicts tight RIN market through 2017

June 29, 2016 |

In New York state, Goldman Sachs has warned that next year’s higher biofuels blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard could lead to tightness in the markets, which in turn saw RIN prices jump several cents. Goldman said in its report that RIN supplies have been drawn down, along with stocks for renewable fuels. It […]

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Brookhaven lab alters lignin without inhibiting growth

Brookhaven lab alters lignin without inhibiting growth

June 28, 2016 |

In New York state, by engineering a novel enzyme involved in lignin synthesis, Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have altered the lignin in plant cell walls in a way that increases access to biofuel building blocks without inhibiting plant growth. Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds each cell and […]

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Motley Fool rips apart Intrexon and Amyris

Motley Fool rips apart Intrexon and Amyris

June 21, 2016 |

In New York, Motley Fool has come out hitting hard at Intrexon and Amyris, convinced that the latter is on its way to a slow death and the former, that despite trying its hardest to not repeat the mistakes Amyris made, has instead made others that have basically sentenced it to death as well. Perhaps […]

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Investors starting to take ethanol seriously again

Investors starting to take ethanol seriously again

June 13, 2016 |

In New York, investors are taking a liking to ethanol producers again after a weak start to the year with share prices soaring, like Green Plains whose equity price is up 30% just since mid-May while Pacific Ethanol has also jumped 30%.  Even ADM is up 14% while Alaska Air and Gevo both saw their […]

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National Oilheat Research Alliance opens research and training facility

National Oilheat Research Alliance opens research and training facility

June 8, 2016 |

In New York state, the National Oilheat Research Alliance and two oilheating associations recently celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for oilheating fuels and renewables, such as Bioheat fuel. Located in Plainview, New York, on Long Island, the 3,500-square-foot facility is operated by NORA in cooperation with the New York Oil Heating Association and the  Oil Heat […]

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Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas team on algae from ag wastewater

Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas team on algae from ag wastewater

June 2, 2016 |

In New York state, Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Researchers are running a three-month pilot program at Synergy Biogas, a high-tech anaerobic digester located on Synergy Farms in Covington, N.Y, to grow microalgae on digested biomass. Microalgae will consume […]

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Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heat

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heat

June 1, 2016 |

In New York state, a councilman for New York City is pushing legislation that would boost blending of heating oil with biodiesel to 5% from the current 2% with an eye on eventually reaching a 20% blend. Environmental groups are supporting the bill. Achieving the 20% blend would reduce emissions by 40%, while the 5% […]

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New York state county to supply collected FOG to Buffalo Biodiesel

New York state county to supply collected FOG to Buffalo Biodiesel

May 30, 2016 |

In New York state, Tompkins County Solid Waste Division has opened a new fats, oils and grease (FOG) collection station at its Recycling & Solid Waste Center where the public can drop off its waste rather than dumping the FOG down the sink. The FOG will then be collected by Buffalo Biodiesel to produce fuel. […]

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COFCO setting up ethanol trading desk for US-Brazil-China trade

COFCO setting up ethanol trading desk for US-Brazil-China trade

May 26, 2016 |

In New York, COFCO is setting up an ethanol trading desk in an attempt to penetrate the US ethanol market. The company has headhunted a trader from Louis Dreyfus Commodities and will likely source others to facilitate trade from the US and Brazil into China. They trader would also look to trade between the US […]

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Biodiesel prices rise on the back of higher crude and heating oil futures

Biodiesel prices rise on the back of higher crude and heating oil futures

May 19, 2016 |

In New York state, heating oil futures have reversed their weak trend during the last several days and are instead following crude oil prices higher in part due to a wildfire raging near Canadian oil sand areas. Those higher prices are in turn supporting biodiesel prices to a 14-month high in the Midwest and Gulf […]

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