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Alliance BioEnergy Plus installs 4th generation CTS prototype

Alliance BioEnergy Plus installs 4th generation CTS prototype

July 7, 2020 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus says its 4th generation Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) prototype is now completed and installed in its lab. Testing is in preparation and will begin this week. This 4th generation design of the Company’s revolutionary green renewable energy technology is 4 times the size and capable of running at 10 times the speed […]

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Neste delivers SAF to SFO via pipeline

Neste delivers SAF to SFO via pipeline

July 7, 2020 |

In Texas, Neste successfully delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions. Neste is the first company to deliver sustainable aviation fuel, under its brand name Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel™, to SFO using the […]

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Report says maritime industry must follow aviation’s footsteps on switch to biofuels

Report says maritime industry must follow aviation’s footsteps on switch to biofuels

July 7, 2020 |

In the UK, the international shipping industry will fail to tackle their global greenhouse gas emissions unless they put in place rules that truly reflect the climate impact of shipping fuels, according to a report released by Environmental Defense Fund and University Maritime Advisory Services. As the International Maritime Organization meets for informal discussions on […]

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Tight Chicago Argo ethanol stocks pushes price to seven-month high

Tight Chicago Argo ethanol stocks pushes price to seven-month high

July 7, 2020 |

In Texas, Platts reports Chicago Argo ethanol prices high a seven-month high this week at $1.53/gal thanks to shrinking stock levels of perhaps just 20% at the Kinder Morgan terminal. The US Army Corps of Engineers is working on a river maintenance project that will limit barge traffic for the terminal, so buyers took additional […]

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Australian researchers develop electrochemical oxidation process to clean wastewater

Australian researchers develop electrochemical oxidation process to clean wastewater

July 7, 2020 |

In Australia, researchers from the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed an electrochemical oxidation process with the aim of cleaning up complex wastewater that contained a toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants. The wastewater, which contained carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, was generated in a pilot plant, designed by the team for the […]

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National Wildlife Federation pushing for general RFS waiver

National Wildlife Federation pushing for general RFS waiver

July 7, 2020 |

In Washington, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) became the most recent EPA petitioner seeking a general waiver to reduce 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance obligations, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers announced. NWF President and CEO Collin O’Mara wrote to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler stressing the need for smaller biofuel mandates: “The RFS currently requires about 19 billion […]

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May ethanol exports down 32% on year

May ethanol exports down 32% on year

July 6, 2020 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says U.S. ethanol exports were 67.5 million gallons (mg) in May, a decline of 31.9 mg, or 32%. This is the smallest monthly volume in four years, with slumping sales to Brazil (1.7 mg—down from 23.8 mg) responsible for the bulk of that dip. Exports to India softened 6% […]

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Valmet to supply equipment to Indonesian biomass power project

Valmet to supply equipment to Indonesian biomass power project

July 6, 2020 |

In Finland, Valmet will supply a new biomass fuel feeding system for one of the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers owned and operated by PT. Cikarang Listrindo Tbk (Cikarang Listrindo) at their Babelan Power Station, Indonesia. The investment is part of Cikarang Listrindo’s initiative for greener energy production and environmentally friendlier operation by reducing greenhouse […]

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T&D says EU 2019 palm oil imports rose 7% on year

T&D says EU 2019 palm oil imports rose 7% on year

July 6, 2020 |

In Belgium, European drivers burn 100 times more palm oil in their tanks than is in the 40 billion Oreo cookies consumed worldwide every year. That’s according to new data that shows the amount of forest-ravaging palm oil used to make EU ‘bio’-diesel increased 7% last year, reaching an all-time high of 4.5 million metric […]

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Petrobras searching for PBIO buyer

Petrobras searching for PBIO buyer

July 6, 2020 |

In Brazil, Zack’s Equity Research reports that Petrobras is seeking to sell off its entire PBIO biofuels division but its 50% and 8.4% stakes in the BSBios and Bambui Bioenergia plants are part of different negotiations. PBIO owns three biodiesel facilities with combined installed capacity of 580,000 cubic meters, making it one of the largest […]

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