Tag: New York

Biodiesel blending factor seesawing as market waits for better D4 RIN prices

Biodiesel blending factor seesawing as market waits for better D4 RIN prices

September 18, 2014 |

In New York state, the biodiesel blending factor rose to its highest level since Aug. 8 at minus 28.43 cents/gal despite lackluster demand as buyers wait to see if D4 RIN prices improve. Fifteen straight sessions saw the factor climb eight times, but never rose for more than two days in a row.  

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Midwest farmland prices up 12.5% since 2000 partly thanks to ethanol demand

Midwest farmland prices up 12.5% since 2000 partly thanks to ethanol demand

August 7, 2014 |

In New York state, a paper soon to be published by the Journal of Real Estate shows that farmland prices in the Midwest have increased an average of 12.5% per year since 2000 thanks to increased demand for grains, while prices were highest for land located close to ethanol plants. Low interest rates have also […]

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Biodiesel bolo factor slips to lowest in six months

Biodiesel bolo factor slips to lowest in six months

July 31, 2014 |

In New York state, the biodiesel bolo factor—the difference between household heating oil and soy oil— fell to minus 23.5 cents/gal, the lowest since Feb. 3. Cheaper soy oil prices due to an expected bumper crop and leading to improved biodiesel margins having been outweighing softer heating oil prices.  

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PUMP, documentary on oil monopoly, to hit theaters in September

PUMP, documentary on oil monopoly, to hit theaters in September

July 28, 2014 |

In New York, PUMP, the latest documentary feature film from Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, will be making its long awaited premiere this September in specially selected theaters around the country. The initial presentations take place in New York on September 12th. Narrated by Jason Bateman, PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells […]

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New study shows Chinese biodiesel production at less than half capacity

New study shows Chinese biodiesel production at less than half capacity

June 30, 2014 |

In New York, a new study says development of biodiesel started late in China, serving as one of the industries vigorously supported by the government. China has released Renewable Energy Law and National Standard for Biodiesel (B5) Blend in 2005 and 2010, respectively. According to ResearchInChina, in 2013, China’s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 […]

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New York state legislation seeks to boost support for biofuels

New York state legislation seeks to boost support for biofuels

June 24, 2014 |

In New York state, the assembly has passed a bill that would extend the 15 cent per gallon biofuel producer tax credit as well as introduce a 25 cent per gallon tax credit for cellulosic ethanol or renewable fuel oil as well as $15 per ton for solid biofuel. The bill would support pellets producers […]

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Cornell University announces recipients of Academic Venture Fund

Cornell University announces recipients of Academic Venture Fund

June 18, 2014 |

In New York state, Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.4 million from their Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects designed to protect and sustain the world’s environment, foster renewable energy, and promote human health and economic well-being. Funding for biofuels-related projects are: Biofuel surrogates for transportation […]

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Cornell researchers see algae byproduct as prime animal feed

Cornell researchers see algae byproduct as prime animal feed

May 27, 2014 |

In New York state, researchers from Cornell University have been testing algae, after the oil has been removed for biodiesel production, as a potential animal feed for pigs and chickens. After removing the oil, the specimens used in the research included 13.9% to 38.2% crude protein and 1.5% to 9.3% crude fat. The algae byproduct […]

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USDA grants to support Cornell research on biofuel policies and crops

USDA grants to support Cornell research on biofuel policies and crops

May 14, 2014 |

In New York, Cornell University has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research the interactions between crops and biofuel policies worldwide, as well as their impacts on U.S. agriculture’s international competitiveness. As part of a $12 million program, researchers will examine the links between biofuel […]

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University at Buffalo invests $15 million in interdisciplinary institute

University at Buffalo invests $15 million in interdisciplinary institute

May 8, 2014 |

In New York state, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary research initiative RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) promises to tackle the most difficult and pressing issues that society faces in trying to create a more sustainable world. UB has dedicated up to $15 million over the next five years, with a […]

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