Tag: USA

National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

National Biodiesel Foundation teams with Amazon for donations via school supply purchases

August 11, 2016 |

Across the US, it’s nearly back to school time and that means two things: shopping for school supplies for kids and organizations linking up with suppliers to secure donations via those oh so vital purchases. The National Biodiesel Foundation, the foundation arm of the National Biodiesel Board, has linked with Amazon so that 0.5% of […]

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Biodiesel prices fall in Chicago and Gulf Coast as ULSD prices sink on Chinese pressure

Biodiesel prices fall in Chicago and Gulf Coast as ULSD prices sink on Chinese pressure

September 29, 2015 |

In the US, biodiesel price assessments in Chicago and the Gulf Coast have followed ultra-low sulfur prices lower to near six-year lows on Monday at $2.1270/gal and $2.0970/gal respectively. The diesel prices were mainly impacted by weaker industrial profits in China, an issue that has weighed on fuel prices over all during the past few […]

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Ethanol transport by rail is picking up again as crude transport shifts to ship

Ethanol transport by rail is picking up again as crude transport shifts to ship

June 25, 2015 |

Across the US, more ethanol is being transported by rail as some train companies look to convert their oil transport cars to carry biofuels. As crude imports become more economic by sea rather than transport by rail, and rail companies are forced to implement new stricter rules for carrying fossil fuels, lease rates for cars […]

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Ethanol’s discount to gasoline hits seven-month low

Ethanol’s discount to gasoline hits seven-month low

November 12, 2014 |

Across the US, ethanol demand may slump as the discount to gasoline narrows to the smallest in seven months, just 17 cents compared to $1.11 seen at the end of September. That shrinking discount will make E85 less economically viable. Even if the discount disappears completely, RFS will still have to be satisfied so there […]

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USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

August 27, 2014 |

In the US, the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded two grants totaling $350,000 to improve the safety of rail transport of hazardous materials by developing a Short Line Safety Institute. After recent concerns over chemical and oil spillage from trains transporting fuel products, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced legislation in June to authorize […]

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Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

June 18, 2013 |

In the US, noted energy analysts have been updating their views on Gevo following the company’s announcement that the Luverne plant has resumed operations. “After a 5-6 month hiatus to combat contamination-related production issues,” wrote Piper Jaffray’s Mike Ritzenthaler, ” the phased re-start of Luverne has surpassed its most difficult and important hurdle in our […]

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Argentina seeks to re-route biodiesel exports to US

Argentina seeks to re-route biodiesel exports to US

May 21, 2013 |

In Argentina, the biodiesel industry is looking to circumvent its trade spat with Europe by exporting instead to the US. The Argentine biofuel chamber Carbio told Reuters that it is currently working to get EPA environmental approval, a process which takes time to work through. It applied to generate RINs last year but expects to […]

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Germany and US sign R&D agreement on renewable jet fuels

Germany and US sign R&D agreement on renewable jet fuels

September 17, 2012 |

In Germany, transport minister Peter Ramsauer and US ambassador Philip Murphy signed an alternative aviation fuels development agreement “make research and development in alternative aviation fuels even more dynamic,” the minister said.

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Brazilian ethanol exports to the US surge in July

Brazilian ethanol exports to the US surge in July

August 7, 2012 |

In Brazil, ethanol exports to the US soared in July, bringing in $304.8 million in FOB sales as volumes tripled to 410.7 million liters. The opportunity to export to the US reopened due to soaring ethanol prices there based on drought across the US and spiking corn prices. Ethanol exports to the US are up […]

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