Category: Fuels

UK grain coop looking to build 500kW biogas digester to improve carbon footprint

UK grain coop looking to build 500kW biogas digester to improve carbon footprint

August 5, 2020 |

In the UK, the Northumberland Gazette reports a cooperative of 80 grain farmers is seeking to build a 500kW biogas digester to supply energy to its grains operations and reduce its carbon footprint. The facility would use low quality grain, rather than shipping it off for use as ethanol production at facilities elsewhere in the […]

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Ethanol production below market expectations but stocks still build

Ethanol production below market expectations but stocks still build

August 5, 2020 |

In Washington, Platts reports Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production fell slightly from the week prior to 931,000 barrels per day last week, below market expectations. But even with lower-than-expected production, stocks still rose by 74,000 barrels to 20.346 million barrels with the biggest stock build seen in the Midwest. The East Coast also […]

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Brazilian June hydrous ethanol sales up 5% on May

Brazilian June hydrous ethanol sales up 5% on May

August 4, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports ANP data shows June hydrous ethanol sales fell nearly 23% on the year at 1.33 billion liters but it was 5% higher than May, indicating slow recovery to the fuel market following three months of social isolation. Even with hydrous sales increasing, E100’s share of the otto cycle fuel market fell […]

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Sen. Grassley says EPA has received DOE guidance on SRE “gap” requests

Sen. Grassley says EPA has received DOE guidance on SRE “gap” requests

August 4, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that Senator Chuck Grassley says the Environmental Protection Agency has received guidance from the Department of Energy on the 58 “gap” requests for small refinery hardship waivers. Although the EPA didn’t respond to a request for comments, the senator says receipt of the guidance triggers the 90 days review period the […]

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ADM not sure when it will reopen idled dry milling ethanol plants

ADM not sure when it will reopen idled dry milling ethanol plants

August 4, 2020 |

In Iowa, Brownfield Ag News reports that despite initial expectations that it would idle dry mill ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska for four months, ADM said last week it wasn’t sure of when they would reopen. Originally idled in late April in response to falling demand from COVID-19 related impacts, they should have been […]

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Crush margins tighten as Chicago Argo ethanol prices slide

Crush margins tighten as Chicago Argo ethanol prices slide

August 4, 2020 |

In Illinois, Platts reports its crush margin calculations show a sharp drop in ethanol prices that outweighed a fall in corn futures narrowed the crush margin by 8.49 cents over the past week to 5.81 cents per gallon. Platts says Chicago Argo ethanol prices fell to $1.1920/gal, 10.45 cents lower on the week in response […]

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Steeper Energy Canada signs MOU with Calgary to produce fuel from sewage

Steeper Energy Canada signs MOU with Calgary to produce fuel from sewage

August 4, 2020 |

In Canada, the City of Calgary and Steeper Energy Canada Ltd. signed an MoU regarding the future transformation of the city’s sewage sludge and other urban generated bio-organic wastes for the production of sustainable biofuels such as renewable diesel or jet fuel. The MoU formalizes the intent of Calgary and Steeper Energy to see the […]

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Petrobras waiting for green light from ANP to take renewable diesel production commercial

Petrobras waiting for green light from ANP to take renewable diesel production commercial

August 4, 2020 |

In Brazil, following the successful production of renewable diesel from soy oil, Reuters reports Petrobras says it is ready to move to commercial scale production as soon as the ANP green lights sales of the fuel. The company announced earlier this month its intention to reduce the carbon intensity of its fuels by 16% over […]

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POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

August 3, 2020 |

In South Dakota, POET is scaling up production of industrial and beverage-grade alcohol at two biorefineries. This will help meet growing demand due to market changes from COVID-19 while creating a new domestic market to boost the ag economy. Industrial alcohol is a fundamental component of products such as cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. POET […]

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Velocys completes and delivers four reactors to Red Rock Biofuels

Velocys completes and delivers four reactors to Red Rock Biofuels

August 3, 2020 |

In the UK, Velocys has completed the manufacturing and delivery of four reactors to Red Rock Biofuels (RRB). RRB has a further option to purchase an additional two reactors by the end of 2020. “We are very pleased to have completed the reactor order for Red Rock’s facility in Oregon, USA, which will produce low […]

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