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Khosla commits to up to another $25 million for KiOR

In Texas, Vinod Khosla has agreed to fund KiOR in $5 million per month installments for up to $25 million while the company works to secure further financing and keep its doors open. The company’s stock reacted positively on the news and edged towards $1 a share.

April 2, 2014 More

White Energy fined up to $19,000 for missing minimum production volumes

In Texas, the Hale County Commissioners have fined White Energy up to $19,000 for having failed to meet their 20 million gallons of annual production minimum requirement in 2013. The plant came within three days of meeting the target, despite having been mothballed for nine months last year due to high corn prices, but it […]

March 26, 2014 More

White Energy producing ethanol again after drought forced shutdown

In Texas, the White Energy ethanol plant in Plainview is back operating following a nine-month hiatus due to drought in the area that kept corn prices out of reach. Despite for being shut three-quarters of the year, it still produced 19.1 million gallons, close to the 20 million gallon minimum it promised local authorities in […]

March 11, 2014 More

US ethanol exports up 33% in January as Brazilian demand picks up

In Texas, January ethanol exports were up 36% on the month and 33% over January 2013, making it the highest amount of exports since Dec. 2011. Of the 326 million liters that were exported, the highest volume of undenatured ethanol—90.6 million liters—went to Brazil. Other major markets were India and the Philippines. For denatured ethanol […]

March 11, 2014 More

US sends 3.56 million gallons of ethanol to Brazil

In Texas, 3.56 million gallons of ethanol was loaded onto the tanker Nordisle in Houston last week with the aim of delivering the contents to three Brazilian ports. The fuel belongs to Louis Dreyfus-owned Biosev, Total’s Brazilian biofuels arm and Grupo Una. Brazilian ethanol demand was up 15% last year, forcing mills to re-fill their […]

March 3, 2014 More

Vilsack pushes biofuels while EPA Administrator tours policy “consequences”

In Texas, the Secretary of Agriculture told the annual Commodity Classic that he has been talking with the EPA Administrator in order to get her to back down from lowering the ethanol and biodiesel blending mandates. He assured the industry however that he is looking for ways to support biofuels no matter what the EPA […]

March 3, 2014 More

University of Texas researchers produce biofuels from yeast and sugar

In Texas, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. The researchers’ platform produces the highest […]

February 13, 2014 More

Pine Lake Corn Processors extends ethanol marketing agreement with Murex

In Texas, Pine Lake Corn Processors LLC has extended its ethanol marketing agreement with Murex LLC. Pine Lake originally hired Murex as their ethanol marketer in May 2012. Per the agreement, Murex will purchase 100% of Pine Lake’s production and move it to market. Together, Murex and Pine Lake have opened the plant to export […]

February 4, 2014 More

New report shows major growth for enzymes through 2017

In Texas, RnRMarketResearch.com adds “World Enzymes to 2017” to its store. Through the forecast period, a key driver of expanded enzyme use will be the growing middle class population in countries such as China and India.World enzyme demand is forecast to rise 6.4 percent per annum to $6.9 billion in 2017. Increasing per capita incomes […]

January 28, 2014 More

Epic Midstream has teamed with US Oil for biodiesel sales in AL and GA

In Texas, Epic Midstream has teamed with US Oil so that the latter can begin marketing and supplying biodiesel at four of Epic’s terminals in Alabama and Georgia. Epic will undergo rail and storage improvements at the facilities in order to accommodate the new product offering.

January 27, 2014 More