Category: Producer News

Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program seeks internship hosts

Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program seeks internship hosts

February 17, 2019 |

In North Carolina, with the goal of increasing awareness and interest of traditionally underrepresented groups in the bioeconomy, NCSU has established a professional development and certificate program called the Sustainable Bioprogram and Bioenergy Program. The program is funding with a USDA NIFA grant similar to CABLE. The 18 participating undergraduate students represent colleges and universities […]

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UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

UNICA Council approves Evandro Gussi as new president

February 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) approved the appointment of Evandro Gussi as its new Director-President. “We want to continue to contribute with Brazil, and our goal is to guarantee institutional bases that will bring clear and predictable rules to the national and international market. This is essential to provide security for investors […]

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USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan for Riverbank Biorefinery

USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan for Riverbank Biorefinery

February 17, 2019 |

In California, the USDA issued a Conditional Commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with below zero carbon emissions. Earlier […]

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Deal between Eni and RenOils to boost collection of UCO

Deal between Eni and RenOils to boost collection of UCO

February 17, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and RenOils signed a collaboration agreement to promote the recovery of used vegetable oils. Eni currently makes use of approximately 50% of the used cooking oil available in Italy and, in part thanks to RenOils-member regeneration companies, will extend its capacity to produce high-quality biofuel from this waste in the company’s bio-refinery […]

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CARBIOS and CARBIOLICE sign agreement with Novozymes for enzymes

CARBIOS and CARBIOLICE sign agreement with Novozymes for enzymes

February 17, 2019 |

In France, bioplastics company CARBIOS and its subsidiary CARBIOLICE, signed a co-development agreement with enzyme production leader Novozymes. Under the terms of this global and multi-year agreement, Novozymes will produce on an industrial scale the proprietary enzyme developed by CARBIOS and is committed to becoming, in the long term, exclusive supplier of CARBIOLICE. “This unprecedented […]

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Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

February 17, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. said that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has built distribution tanks and other infrastructure to begin sales of biodiesel to retail fuel stations from the Kakinada, India biodiesel plant. Recently, the Aemetis plant in India completed installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil; expand boiler and […]

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Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

February 14, 2019 |

In Australia, the Gladstone pilot biorefinery that will be the trial site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste is set to go ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. US company Mercurius has commenced detailed design of the pilot biorefinery and will begin construction in months. Premier Annastacia […]

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Kansas Ethanol signs three-year deal for using Enogen corn

Kansas Ethanol signs three-year deal for using Enogen corn

February 14, 2019 |

In Kansas, Syngenta announced a three-year marketing agreement with Kansas Ethanol, LLC to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 80 million-gallon ethanol plant in Lyons, Kansas. Enogen corn will provide the Kansas Ethanol facility with an industry-leading enzyme for enhanced ethanol production, while also supporting local growers and the community. The Kansas Ethanol facility […]

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Brazil’s ANP sees 977.5 million liters of biodiesel sold at latest auction

Brazil’s ANP sees 977.5 million liters of biodiesel sold at latest auction

February 14, 2019 |

In Brazil, RenewablesNow reports that the national oil agency ANP facilitated the sale of 977.5 million liters of biodiesel valued at $608.5 million at its most recent auction. The average price was near 63 cents per liter. Nearly all of the 1.12 billion liters of fuel offered by 40 producers carried the social seal indicating […]

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Green Distillation Technologies clarifies its technological process

Green Distillation Technologies clarifies its technological process

February 14, 2019 |

In the Australia, tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tires into oil, carbon and steel, has moved to try and remove some of the confusion about how their process is described. Their Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley has said that many people have described their process as ‘pyrolysis’ […]

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