Category: Producer News

NYC MTA issues RFP for ultra-low-carbon RNG

NYC MTA issues RFP for ultra-low-carbon RNG

May 19, 2019 |

In New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issued a request for proposals to purchase ultra-low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel some 800 New York City buses currently running on compressed natural gas (CNG). It represents the first step any heavy-duty vehicle fleet in New York City has taken towards adopting RNG. “This fuel […]

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Aemetis Q1 milestones include entry into biomethane business

Aemetis Q1 milestones include entry into biomethane business

May 19, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis highlighted the strong growth going on at their India plant, increased profit margins from plant upgrades related to the Keyes biorefinery, funding for the Aemetis biogas dairy digester and pipeline project, and deployment of the patented Lanzatech cellulosic ethanol technology at the Riverbank plant under development. On the Q1 earnings call, Aemetis […]

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SEI signs MoU with UNCTAD on bioeconomy and other collaboration

SEI signs MoU with UNCTAD on bioeconomy and other collaboration

May 16, 2019 |

In Austria, Stockholm Environment Institute and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement is an overarching mechanism to foster cooperation on trade and environment, backed up by the research and convening capacities of SEI and UNCTAD. The main purpose of collaboration between SEI and […]

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EPA eased hardship waiver criteria four months before court decision

EPA eased hardship waiver criteria four months before court decision

May 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency eased its hardship waiver application approval criteria four months before the legal case that it uses to justify the easier process that has been saving the oil industry money while jeopardizing the ethanol industry. “EPA repeatedly told Congress its hands were tied and blamed the courts. […]

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Whitefox Technologies installs ICE system at E Energy Adams

Whitefox Technologies installs ICE system at E Energy Adams

May 16, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Whitefox Technologies Limited announced its sixth successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox’s first installation in Nebraska, which takes the number of states that Whitefox’s ICE solution is operating in to five. E Energy Adams is an original 50 million-gallon ICM designed ethanol plant that began […]

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US Grains Council says US-China trade war hitting crush margin by 10 cents a gallon

US Grains Council says US-China trade war hitting crush margin by 10 cents a gallon

May 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the US Grains Council says the ethanol industry is hurting badly as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, saying that without the tariff, the US could supply 90% of China’s import demand. The USGC’s chief economist said that margins would expand 10 cents per […]

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J-ENG and NYK Line team with GoodFuels to research and trial biofuel use for shipping

J-ENG and NYK Line team with GoodFuels to research and trial biofuel use for shipping

May 16, 2019 |

In Japan, Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced to cooperate with NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA (NYK Line) to start the research and development of biofuel using a test engine as one of solutions for decarbonization. In collaboration with NYK Line, J-ENG plans to carry out the engine test using the biofuel from GoodFuels, a leading biofuel supplier […]

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Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

May 16, 2019 |

In China, Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced on May 13, 2019 that it is the first restaurant company in China to get the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certification for its used cooking oil that will be converted into sustainable biodiesel following a successful pilot project in Chengdu. Yum China launched its first biodiesel […]

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UK biodiesel producer Olleco awarded Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

UK biodiesel producer Olleco awarded Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

May 15, 2019 |

In the UK, Olleco, the renewables arm of ABP Food Group and the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant has resulted from our work to create a “closed […]

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Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

May 15, 2019 |

In India, Bio-D has achieved 95% efficiency in biodiesel production from used cooking oil, processing about 6 metric tons per day, creating fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 75%. Currently the company collects oil from more than 1,000 restaurants around the National Capital Region including McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King, paying 3.5 cents […]

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