In Texas, Root Fuel will begin selling B50 and B100 in March in addition to the B20 it currently sells at its Wallisville Road station in Houston. The tanks are already installed and the fuel is in place but the company is waiting to begin sales until it is sure it can properly educate customers.
In Texas, Argus expects ethanol producers to have generated 1.2 billion D6 ethanol RINs more than necessary under the proposed RFS for 2014 that would require just 13.01 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended, if the 2014 RFS is approved as proposed. Of biodiesel RINs, there is likely a surplus of 1.3 billion RINs […]
In Texas, contaminated biodiesel received from a supplier caused problems in some truck engines who tanked up at the Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas. After a driver notified the station manager of the issue, the fuel was investigated and the contaminated fuel identified. The pump has since been cleaned out and put back […]
In Texas, Indian Oil Corporation and Celanese Corporation signed an MOU on Oct. 1 to explore the potential of a joint investment in a fuel ethanol plant to be built in India, based on Celanese’s TCX® Technology. The project is expected to be located at Paradip in Odisha State of India and will utilize petroleum […]
In Texas, Southwest Airlines® has signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States. The airline’s agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. The […]
In Texas, the Midwest ethanol crush margin has fallen nearly 21% on the week to 65.31 cents/gal, the lowest seen in seven months. Low corn prices have led to increased ethanol production which has in turn re-filled stocks. Less demand for ethanol is weighing on prices and therefore pushing down the crush margin.
In Texas, Southwest Research Institute has installed a new piece of technology that will allow biodiesel producers to evaluate the quality and profitability of their catalysts at a rate of half a liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time. The experimental circulating fluidized bed (CFB) helps convert heavy crude […]
In Texas, a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study will be published in the BioEnergy Research journal, outlining how mesquite, growing in abundance in some regions of the southwest, could fit into the overall picture for bioenergy. The paper is based on the study, Economic and Greenhouse Gas Efficiency of Honey Mesquite Relative to Other […]
In Texas, a vessel is being loaded with 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol in Houston destined for Brazil’s Suape port. Brazil’s ICMS state tax is currently being waived on ethanol imports going into the north and northeastern states of Pernambuco and Paraiba before Aug. 15. The shipment is expected to land on Aug. 6. Reuters […]