Category: Producer News

DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

April 25, 2019 |

In Denmark, DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, currently from the by-products of nut processing in Tanzania and India. The biofuel is CO2 neutral and can be used in ships. In addition, the residual product is an effective fertiliser and will also contribute to reduce […]

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The Andersons sees industry consolidation continuing through era of decade-low crush margins

The Andersons sees industry consolidation continuing through era of decade-low crush margins

April 25, 2019 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports that the Andersons expects consolidation through the ethanol sector to continue in the face of the lowest crush margins seen in a decade. Analysts say crush margins are currently just above breakeven at around 15 cents per gallon at the moment compared to 25 cents at the same point last year. […]

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Canada to invest up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster

Canada to invest up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster

April 25, 2019 |

In Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions were at Ecosynthetix in Burlington to announce a federal investment of up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The cluster, led by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, will include an additional C$10.9 million in contributions […]

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European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

April 25, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European agriculture commissioner said during the opening of the Our Forests, Our Future conference that forests are key to developing Europe’s bioeconomy that is expected to generate one million new jobs by 2030. The future Horizon Europe program will further enhance funding opportunities in research and innovation for forests and the forest-based […]

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Valero’s Q1 RIN spend sinks to $91 million from $206 million in Q1 2018

Valero’s Q1 RIN spend sinks to $91 million from $206 million in Q1 2018

April 25, 2019 |

In Texas, Bloomberg reports that Valero’s Q1 Renewable Fuel Standard compliance costs fell by more than half to just $91 million compared to $206 million last year, thanks to lower RIN costs. The lower RIN costs more than compensated for losses in the company’s ethanol sector that saw operating profit fall to just $3 million […]

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Ethanol exports hit new record in 2018 at 112,000 b/d

Ethanol exports hit new record in 2018 at 112,000 b/d

April 25, 2019 |

In Washington, Renewables Now reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol exports jumped 28% in 2018 at 112,000 barrels per day, reaching a new record following the one set in 2017 with 91,000 b/d. Brazil received nearly half of its 2018 imports during the first quarter of the year, the traditional inter-harvest period between […]

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Whitefox Technologies installs fifth ICE™ system

Whitefox Technologies installs fifth ICE™ system

April 24, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Whitefox Technologies Limited is proud to announce its fifth successful installation and start-up of its Whitefox ICE™ system at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. One-third of all Wisconsin ethanol plants now have a Whitefox ICE™ system installed. Whitefox’s membrane solution is a key part of a wider project that will integrate with […]

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Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

April 24, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, following a 14-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ben T. Wootton, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Race A. Miner, of Buena Vista, Colorado, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six counts of making false statements to the EPA, one count of conspiracy […]

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RFA first biofuel organization to join Field to Market

RFA first biofuel organization to join Field to Market

April 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. As an active member of Field to […]

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Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

April 24, 2019 |

In Denmark, Reuters reports that this winter’s heaving flooding in the US’s Midwest that knocked out significant ethanol production negatively impacted Novozymes’ Q1 bioenergy-based sales, losses which the company’s CEO doesn’t see as possible to recuperate later in the year. About 13% of the country’s total ethanol production capacity was impacted by the floods. Q1 […]

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