Category: Producer News

Aemetis’ Indian biodiesel plant sees revenues ramp up past $50 million a year

Aemetis’ Indian biodiesel plant sees revenues ramp up past $50 million a year

July 15, 2019 |

In India, Aemetis, Inc. announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary ramped revenues to more than a $50 million per year run rate after biodiesel shipments commenced in May pursuant to the previously announced $23 million biodiesel supply contract to the three India government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s). The 2018 India National Biofuels Policy stated a […]

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Delta’s newest A321 first to fly on biofuel

Delta’s newest A321 first to fly on biofuel

July 15, 2019 |

In Alabama, the newest A321 in Delta’s fleet made its initial flight on Friday completely carbon-neutral, a first for Delta as it continues to make strategic moves to bolster its ongoing sustainability commitments. Delta has partnered with Air BP to supply biofuels for an initial 20 delivery flights from the Airbus final assembly line in […]

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US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

July 15, 2019 |

In California, on July 8, a United States District judge sentenced the corporation known as American Biodiesel, Inc. for violations of the Clean Water Act. American Biodiesel, Inc., registered in San Joaquin County as Community Fuels, manufactured biodiesel fuel on property leased from the Port of Stockton. According to court documents, American Biodiesel, Inc. admitted […]

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India’s first ethanol motorcycle to sell for just $1,750

India’s first ethanol motorcycle to sell for just $1,750

July 15, 2019 |

In India, TVS Motor Company created a benchmark in the industry by launching India’s first Ethanol based motorcycle – TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The motorcycle was launched by Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI […]

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T&E says EU-Mercosur deal to see EU imports of soy for biodiesel jump

T&E says EU-Mercosur deal to see EU imports of soy for biodiesel jump

July 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says that the new EU-Mercosur trade deal, in addition to opening up for market for Brazilian ethanol, also reduces or eliminates duties that Mercosur currently imposes on exports of soybean products to the EU. This could make soy a more attractive feedstock for biodiesel producers in Europe. The climate impact […]

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Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

July 15, 2019 |

In Malaysia, The Edge newspaper reports that the country plans to take the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its treatment of palm oil for biofuel and expects to launch the complaint by November. The country’s attorney general is already reviewing the documentation that has been prepared for submitting the complaint while details […]

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Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

July 14, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dropped 12 per cent over the past marketing year and is currently at a level lower than that recorded in December 2018. The FAO vegetable price index shows the changes in international prices for […]

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Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

July 14, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership provided an opportunity for the U.S. Grains Council to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. While in the Philippines, the Indian delegation had side meetings […]

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Avantium CFO Frank Roerink to step down at the end of 2019

Avantium CFO Frank Roerink to step down at the end of 2019

July 14, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium’s CFO and member of the Management Board, Frank Roerink, will leave the company at the end of 2019. He will continue to fulfill his responsibilities for the remainder of the year. This allows the company to start looking for a successor. Kees Verhaar, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said, “As Avantium […]

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NEXT signs agreement with labor union for operating renewable fuels plant

NEXT signs agreement with labor union for operating renewable fuels plant

July 14, 2019 |

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels signed a peace agreement with UFCW 555, agreeing to remain neutral in any future union organizing efforts for operating staff at their planned biofuels manufacturing plant at Port Westward in Columbia County. The agreement allows future NEXT plant workers and UFCW representatives to work together during any future organizing and […]

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