Tag: ethanol

Federated Co-operatives Limited to acquire Belle Plaine ethanol plant

Federated Co-operatives Limited to acquire Belle Plaine ethanol plant

May 23, 2019 |

In Canada, Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) announced they have reached a mutual agreement in which FCL will acquire TGF’s 150 million liter-per-year ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. This move positions local co-ops across Western Canada to be able to continue to provide transportation fuels to their members to meet […]

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Wabash Valley Resources closes investment to install CCS project at Indiana ethanol plant

Wabash Valley Resources closes investment to install CCS project at Indiana ethanol plant

May 23, 2019 |

In Indiana, Wabash Valley Resources (WVR), an affiliate of Phibro LLC, announces the closing of an investment from OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI) to develop a 1.5-1.75 million tons per annum, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, located outside of West Terre Haute, Indiana. The project will capture and sequester close to 100% of the plant’s […]

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ACE brings white paper on corn ethanol to key Senators

ACE brings white paper on corn ethanol to key Senators

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings highlights the scientific and economic opportunities U.S. farmers and biofuel producers hold to support climate change mitigation and get the rural economy back on track in a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) as the Senate […]

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Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

May 21, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that Chhattisgarh is exploring the possibility of becoming the first state in the country to produce ethanol from rice. The region is a top rice producer but the state’s chief minister is convinced such a project would not lead to an increase in rice prices. The Indian Institute […]

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New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

May 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., according to the Renewable Fuels Association, a new study from energy policy expert, Dr. Philip K. Verleger, Jr., found that consumers save 22 cents on every gallon of gas thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. That’s a savings of nearly $5 every time you fill up, or $250 per American family every […]

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Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

May 15, 2019 |

In Kenya, local press reports that customs authorities have nabbed nearly 60,000 liters of illegally-imported ethanol originating from the UAE that was identified as spaghetti—and even surrounded by more than 10,000 packets of spaghetti to hide it—in an effort to avoid paying taxes. Clearing agents and the importer responsible for the shipment are currently under […]

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Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

May 14, 2019 |

In Spain, Tank Storage Magazine reports that terminal operator Tepsa is looking to expand its used cooking oil storage as well as ethanol storage at the four Spanish terminals that it operates on the back of the Renewable Energy Directive’s mandate for 10% renewable blending in transportation by 2020. Even though the new RED that […]

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Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

May 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, the local Guardian newspaper reports that the country imports as much as 350 million liters of ethanol production annually while only supplying 6% of demand from domestic production from two new facilities despite an abundance of cassava. The CEO of one of the facilities said that national policy has favored imports versus domestic […]

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Maharashtra sugar mills trying to negotiate long-term ethanol contracts with OMCs

Maharashtra sugar mills trying to negotiate long-term ethanol contracts with OMCs

May 14, 2019 |

In India, the Financial Express newspaper reports that sugar mills in Maharashtra are trying to negotiation with oil marketing companies long-term ethanol contracts in an effort to provide stability to its ethanol sector. In line with similar contracts used by mills when selling cogeneration electricity to the national grid via utilities that last 13 years, […]

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House Reps reintroduce bill seeking to limit RFS to below the blend wall

House Reps reintroduce bill seeking to limit RFS to below the blend wall

May 13, 2019 |

In Washington, the Oil and Gas Journal reports that a bipartisan group of Representatives have represented a bill that looks to limit ethanol blending under the Renewable Fuel Standard to just 9.7%. Bill Flores (R-Tex.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are seeking to keep ethanol blending specifically under the 10% blend wall, a move supported by […]

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