Author Archive: Meghan Sapp

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WinGD’s ship engines to run on methanol and ammonia by 2024 and 2025

WinGD’s ship engines to run on methanol and ammonia by 2024 and 2025

November 24, 2021 |

In Switzerland, WinGD announced that its engines will be able to run on methanol and ammonia from 2024 and 2025 respectively. WinGD’s multi-fuel solutions will be based on their well-established diesel-fueled X engines and dual-fuel X-DF engines. The ability to use zero-carbon or carbon-neutral fuels such as ammonia and methanol in both of its core […]

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Brazil BioFuels to invest $322M in country’s first HVO facility

Brazil BioFuels to invest $322M in country’s first HVO facility

November 24, 2021 |

In Brazil, MoneyTimes reports Brazil BioFuels (BBF) will invest $322 million to build the country’s first HVO manufacturing facility. The plant will be built in the Manaus Free Trade Zone and the first phase of the project is scheduled to start operating in January 2025. The future refinery will have the capacity to produce 500 […]

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Ethanol supply chain issues could lead to shortages ahead of Thanksgiving

Ethanol supply chain issues could lead to shortages ahead of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports supply chain issues such as labor shortages and lack of rail cars are creating shortages of ethanol ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the key driving seasons the year. Ethanol prices up more than 50% on the year at $2.20 per gallon despite record production yet East Coast stocks were […]

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Greenfield Global brings Winnebago ethanol plant back online

Greenfield Global brings Winnebago ethanol plant back online

November 24, 2021 |

In Minnesota, KEYC reports the formerly Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago, now owned by Greenfield Global since last year, has been brought back online. The facility was mothballed in August 2019 but is now back online with plans to expand by another 48 million gallons. Minnesota-based Central Farm Service is supplying corn to the […]

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Eni and the BF Group team to develop sustainable biofuel feedstocks

Eni and the BF Group team to develop sustainable biofuel feedstocks

November 24, 2021 |

In Italy, Eni and the BF Group partner to develop sustainable agricultural products for biofuel production. Through an equal joint venture (50% Eni, 50% BF), projects will be developed to research and experiment with agricultural seeds from oil plants to be used as feedstock at Eni’s bio-refineries. Furthermore, the agreement between the companies provides for […]

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Rep. Hinson introduces Defend the Blend Act to keep EPA from reducing 2020 RVO

Rep. Hinson introduces Defend the Blend Act to keep EPA from reducing 2020 RVO

November 24, 2021 |

In Washington, Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01), alongside Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02), and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), introduced the bipartisan Defend the Blend Act, legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing the minimum applicable volume of biofuels into transportation fuel once the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels are […]

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Shell announces pyrolysis oil upgrader in Singapore and hints at CCS

Shell announces pyrolysis oil upgrader in Singapore and hints at CCS

November 23, 2021 |

In Singapore, Shell will build a new pyrolysis oil upgrader unit that improves the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste that would have gone into a landfill, and turns it into chemical feedstock for its plant. Slated to start production in 2023, the unit at Shell’s manufacturing site on Pulau […]

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Svitzer to convert London and Medway tug fleets to marine biofuel following pilot

Svitzer to convert London and Medway tug fleets to marine biofuel following pilot

November 23, 2021 |

In Denmark, Svitzer, leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has announced that after conducting a successful pilot, it will convert its whole fleet of 10 tugs in London and Medway to be powered by marine biofuel. Replacing marine fuel oil with the carbon neutral biofuel enables Svitzer to offer a new towage […]

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Aemetis signs non-binding term sheet for $100M in debt financing

Aemetis signs non-binding term sheet for $100M in debt financing

November 23, 2021 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. has signed a non-binding term sheet and is working towards completing $100 million of new debt financing from Third Eye Capital of Toronto, Canada. The debt financing is expected to be comprised of $50 million for carbon reduction projects and $50 million for working capital. Aemetis has repaid more than $55 […]

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Third successful marine biofuel trial for NYK

Third successful marine biofuel trial for NYK

November 23, 2021 |

In Singapore, bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned by NYK and operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., has conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited, the major steel manufacturer in India. This is the third successful trial use of biofuel by an NYK vessel. In this […]

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