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IMTT closes sale of Gretna, Louisiana liquid storage terminal to BWC Terminals

IMTT closes sale of Gretna, Louisiana liquid storage terminal to BWC Terminals

January 5, 2023 |

In Louisiana, IMTT announced it has closed on the sale of the company’s bulk liquids storage terminal located in Gretna, Louisiana to BWC Terminals LLC. The Gretna terminal is located on the Mississippi River and has approximately 2.3 million barrels of storage capacity, with truck, rail, and deep-water marine access. “BWC was uniquely positioned to […]

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BNDES approves $15M financing for UISA Geo Biogás to build facility from sugarcane waste

BNDES approves $15M financing for UISA Geo Biogás to build facility from sugarcane waste

January 5, 2023 |

In Brazil, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved financing of R$ 80 million for UISA Geo Biogás S/A to build an industrial unit to produce biomethane and electricity from sugarcane residues, in Nova Olympia (MT). In the first phase, the plant will produce up to 11.4 million Nm³/year of biogas and up […]

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Florida’s first landfill gas to RNG facility successfully ramped up

Florida’s first landfill gas to RNG facility successfully ramped up

January 5, 2023 |

In Florida, OPAL Fuels announced Florida’s first landfill gas to RNG facility at the New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) municipal solid waste landfill has successfully completed its ramp-up period. Located in Raiford, Florida, the facility captures naturally occurring biogas from the decomposition of organic material at the landfill and refines it into RNG, a […]

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Formerra teams with Danimer Scientific to distribute bioplastics

Formerra teams with Danimer Scientific to distribute bioplastics

January 5, 2023 |

In Illinois, Formerra recently announced a new relationship with Danimer Scientific, a leading next-generation bioplastics company, to distribute sustainable polymer materials manufactured by Danimer. Danimer Scientific is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of renewable, sustainable polymers that can be found in numerous consumer products including cups, straws, lids, food containers, and other single-use items. Danimer’s […]

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Fonterra to shift ethanol production at Tirau facility to whey permeate for lactose

Fonterra to shift ethanol production at Tirau facility to whey permeate for lactose

January 5, 2023 |

In New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reports that Fonterra, the country’s largest dairy producer, has received NZ$40 million in investment to stop producing ethanol from its whey waste stream at its Tirau facility and instead produce the more profitable whey permeate for lactose. Fonterra has produced ethanol from whey for more than 40 […]

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Ukraine war-induced woes seen continuing to plague European ethanol market

Ukraine war-induced woes seen continuing to plague European ethanol market

January 5, 2023 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that it expects the European ethanol market to continue to suffer from the same issues in 2023 as the year prior due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: high fuel prices creating high grain prices and in turn leading to low margins as well as difficulty in securing grain supplies […]

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First Canadian patent secured for UC Berkeley CRISPR patents

First Canadian patent secured for UC Berkeley CRISPR patents

January 5, 2023 |

In Canada, ERS Genomics announced that its first Canadian patent, CA 2872241, with broad claims to compositions and methods of using CRISPR/Cas9 in humans, animals, plants, and microbes has been granted to the CVC group. CVC stands for University of California, University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier and is the acronym used to describe the owners […]

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Irish cabinet approves energy bill that includes biofuels provisions

Irish cabinet approves energy bill that includes biofuels provisions

January 5, 2023 |

In Ireland, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, welcomed Cabinet approval to publish the Oil Emergency Contingency and Transfer of Renewable Transport Fuels Functions Bill 2022. The main purpose of this Bill is to strengthen the government’s ability to manage stocks in the unlikely event of a curtailment of oil supplies. […]

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Biogas production kicks off at Turkish dairy facility in Izmir

Biogas production kicks off at Turkish dairy facility in Izmir

January 4, 2023 |

In Turkey, Veolia’s patented solutions for wastewater treatment and biogas production are now in service at Pınar Süt’s factory in İzmir, Turkey, allowing the company to meet new discharge legislation and achieve its environmental commitments, reducing carbon emissions by 17% and generating substantial savings on natural gas. Pınar Süt, one of the biggest dairy companies […]

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MBL Bioenergy develops $150M more biogas projects

MBL Bioenergy develops $150M more biogas projects

January 4, 2023 |

In California, UGI Corporation announced that MBL Bioenergy has entered an agreement to develop its second and third clusters of dairy manure waste to renewable natural gas projects in South Dakota. In total, these additional projects will represent approximately $150 million of investment by MBL Bioenergy, of which 100% of the funds will be provided […]

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