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BNDES to loan São Martinho $177.46M for biomass power and corn ethanol

BNDES to loan São Martinho $177.46M for biomass power and corn ethanol

January 20, 2021 |

In Brazil, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved a $177.46 million financing to Grupo São Martinho S / A to carry out a series of investments in its plants located in the cities of São Paulo and Goiás. The group will build a new corn ethanol plant at Usina Boa Vista (UBV) […]

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IndianOil to turn New Delhi’s waste into energy

IndianOil to turn New Delhi’s waste into energy

January 20, 2021 |

In India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for development of integrated waste-to-energy facilities at NDMC’s landfill site at Ranikhera in Narela, New Delhi.  As part of the MoU, IndianOil shall facilitate NDMC for identification of a concessionaire for setting up of an Integrated Waste […]

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Delta Thermo Energy buys shuttered Main Fiberight waste-to-ethanol plant

Delta Thermo Energy buys shuttered Main Fiberight waste-to-ethanol plant

January 20, 2021 |

In Maine, local press reports that Delta Thermo Energy has been revealed as the buyer of the Fiberight waste-to-ethanol plant that was shuttered shortly after its opening in April 2019 and quickly put into receivership. The company estimates that it will take just six weeks to get the mothballed facility back up and running after […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices rise to record high

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices rise to record high

January 20, 2021 |

In Brazil, Platts reports hydrous ethanol prices rose to a record high of $490.23 per cubic liter this week, an increase of 4% on the week, on the back of higher ICMS taxes in Sao Paulo state and Petrobras’ decision to raise gasoline prices. Gasoline prices increased nearly 8% on Jan. 19 while the ICMS […]

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University of Aberdeen launches UK’s first postgrad energy systems degree

University of Aberdeen launches UK’s first postgrad energy systems degree

January 20, 2021 |

In the UK, the University of Aberdeen has today launched the UK’s first postgraduate degree program in Energy Transition Systems and Technologies. The new course, which is available to study full-time on campus from September (depending on Covid-19 situation), or part-time online, reinforces and builds upon the city’s reputation as a major international energy center. […]

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RFA files emergency motion to stop EPA’s “dark of night” SRE approvals

RFA files emergency motion to stop EPA’s “dark of night” SRE approvals

January 20, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association filed a petition for review and an emergency motion to stay the effectiveness of three small refinery exemptions granted Tuesday evening by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with less than 24 hours remaining in the Trump administration. Data released by EPA Tuesday evening show that the two 2019 compliance […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies building Clean Sugar Technology Facility at York innovation center

Fluid Quip Technologies building Clean Sugar Technology Facility at York innovation center

January 19, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. and Ospraie Management announced that recently-acquired Fluid Quip Technologies (Fluid Quip) is engineering and constructing a fully scalable commercial Clean Sugar Technology (CST) production facility at the Green Plains York Innovation Center. This technology effectively transforms a dry milling facility into a clean sugar biorefinery where dextrose/glucose replaces ethanol as […]

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Platts launches SAF and HVO prices assessments for Southeast Asia

Platts launches SAF and HVO prices assessments for Southeast Asia

January 19, 2021 |

In Singapore, S&P Global Platts launched new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) price assessments in Southeast Asia effective January 18, 2021. The new assessments will enhance transparency in renewable fuel markets across Asia as the region is set to become a large producer of advanced biofuels. The new Platts Southeast Asia […]

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Yield10 Bioscience field tests camelina programmed to produce PHA bioplastics

Yield10 Bioscience field tests camelina programmed to produce PHA bioplastics

January 19, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. announced successful field testing of prototype lines of the oilseed Camelina sativa that have been programed to produce PHA bioplastics directly in seed. The prototype plants tested in these studies were programed with microbial genes based on a recent patent filed for new technology developed by Yield10 researchers to produce Camelina […]

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Iowa produced record biodiesel volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19

Iowa produced record biodiesel volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19

January 19, 2021 |

In Iowa, although only nine of Iowa’s 11 biodiesel plants operated in 2020, they still managed to bump up production to 351 million gallons despite market challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) exemptions. 2020 proved to be the 2nd highest year of biodiesel production in Iowa history behind 365 million […]

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