Category: Producer News

Indian oil companies seek nearly 1B liters of ethanol but likely to get 20%

Indian oil companies seek nearly 1B liters of ethanol but likely to get 20%

June 3, 2020 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that oil marketing companies have opened a fresh tender to seek ethanol from sugar mills, this time 990 million liters for supply between July 1 and November 30. Uttar Pradesh is the only major sugar producing state still operating, with Maharashtra and Karnataka already closed, so UP mills […]

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Iowa RFA calling on state legislators to extend and modernize fuel taxes for higher blends

Iowa RFA calling on state legislators to extend and modernize fuel taxes for higher blends

June 3, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is calling on state legislators to pass House File 2279 and Senate File 2403 that would extend and modernize fuel tax differentials for E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends, which are set to expire on June 30, 2020. With the passage of either […]

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D6 RIN prices jump on expectations of few SRE approvals

D6 RIN prices jump on expectations of few SRE approvals

June 3, 2020 |

In New York state, Platts reports that D6 RIN prices have jumped in value this week due to expectations that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve fewer small refinery hardship waivers due to close scrutiny into their approval processes. With RIN prices well over 50 cents each now, some market participants say that if as […]

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Corbion’s Jill Kauffman Johnson becomes new board chair at Algae Biomass Organization

Corbion’s Jill Kauffman Johnson becomes new board chair at Algae Biomass Organization

June 2, 2020 |

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization has tapped Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development, Algae Ingredients at Corbion as the association’s new board chair, outgoing chairman Mark Allen said in an ABO blog post. Allen wrote: Jill brings exactly the kind of experience in science, product commercialization and public policy that can take […]

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US biomass-based diesel imports grew 26% in 2019

US biomass-based diesel imports grew 26% in 2019

June 2, 2020 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, grew 26% in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day (b/d), reversing three years of decline. Imports of biomass-based diesel increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore. The majority of […]

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Abengoa takes Fulcrum to court over $100M cost overrun despite arbitration

Abengoa takes Fulcrum to court over $100M cost overrun despite arbitration

June 2, 2020 |

In Spain, the El Confidential newspaper reports that Abengoa has ditched the Fulcrum aviation biofuel project it has been working on since 2017 citing irreconcilable difference with the client and a cost overrun of $100 million over the past two years. The plant was supposed to be completed by the end of 2019. Due to […]

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LanzaJet launched with Suncor Energy and Mitsui & Co with $25M in equity

LanzaJet launched with Suncor Energy and Mitsui & Co with $25M in equity

June 2, 2020 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech has successfully launched LanzaJet, Inc., a new company that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a sector requiring climate friendly fuel options as it starts to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. With its approach to commercialization of SAF, LanzaJet is creating regional jobs while enabling global decarbonization of the aviation […]

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Brazilian April biodiesel production sees more than 75% of feedstock coming from soy

Brazilian April biodiesel production sees more than 75% of feedstock coming from soy

June 2, 2020 |

In Brazil, BiodieselBR reports that soybean oil passed the 75% share in the raw material matrix of the Brazilian biodiesel industry for the first time in three and a half years. According to the new set of data released by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), in April about 75.2% of […]

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Indian commission suggests allowing corn as ethanol feedstock

Indian commission suggests allowing corn as ethanol feedstock

June 2, 2020 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line reports that despite the controversy created by approving the use of spoiled, surplus rice for ethanol feedstock, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices now believes that using corn as ethanol feedstock should be allowed as well. Corn prices have collapsed nationally, so much that the government has had […]

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FDA updates guidance to allow ethanol producers to make hand sanitizer

FDA updates guidance to allow ethanol producers to make hand sanitizer

June 2, 2020 |

In Washington, the Food and Drug Administration has taken additional action to help ensure widespread access to hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The agency has updated its guidances to provide additional clarification on the manufacturing and compounding of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products to help ensure that harmful levels of impurities are […]

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