Tag: Jamaica

Company to invest $95 million in cellulosic ethanol plant in Jamaica

Company to invest $95 million in cellulosic ethanol plant in Jamaica

March 7, 2016 |

In Jamaica, Benchmark Renewable Energy plans to invest $95 million in a 10 million gallon sweet sorghum-based second-generation ethanol facility that could be expanded to 20 million gallons. The fuel is targeted for export to the US market. The facility will also produce half a million gallons annually of aviation biofuel. The first 10 million […]

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$95M advanced ethanol, jet fuel project for Jamaica

$95M advanced ethanol, jet fuel project for Jamaica

March 6, 2016 |

In Jamaica, Benchmark Renewable Energy will develop a 10 million gallon per year advanced ethanol project in Jamaica that will also produce 3 MW of renewable power. The company said that its project would also produce  500K gallons of drop-in aviation fuel and 60,000 gallons per day of fresh, desalinated water. The company, which is […]

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Jamaica wants to boost ethanol blend to 20% and focus on domestic production

Jamaica wants to boost ethanol blend to 20% and focus on domestic production

July 7, 2015 |

In Jamaica, the government wants to boost its ethanol blend to 20% from the 10% it has had in place since 2008. Most of the ethanol currently blended is imported from Brazil, with some also coming in from the US, but the country wants to move towards producing its own ethanol despite the local industry […]

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Jamaican ethanol producer looks to exit the market after 8 years

Jamaican ethanol producer looks to exit the market after 8 years

May 27, 2015 |

In Jamaica, JB Broilers is in discussions with local and international operators to take over the running of the 125 million gallon ethanol plant it set up eight years ago, resigning itself to the fact that it won’t recuperate the $42 million invested in the facility over the years. The associated dehydration facility has been […]

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Petrojam Ethanol forced to relocate as petroleum refinery expands

Petrojam Ethanol forced to relocate as petroleum refinery expands

May 18, 2015 |

In Jamaica, Petrojam Ethanol Ltd is being forced to relocate as the Petrojam oil refinery expands, putting the distillery in a tricky position. The energy minister insists the refinery expansion be well on its way by year’s end but PEL doesn’t yet have a game plan, though it would prefer to co-locate at a port […]

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Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

November 19, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has teamed with Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to test potential the growing of biodiesel feedstocks, with a focus on jatropha and castor and is in talks with Jamaica German Automotive School (JAGAS) and the University of Technology (UTech) for further […]

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Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

September 11, 2014 |

The 2000s-era wonder crop went quiet as “plant anything, anywhere” gave way to the “develop genetics, boost yield” movement, led by SGB. Today, SGB moves forward again with new financing. In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 […]

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Jamaica looking to produce ethanol for domestic market

Jamaica looking to produce ethanol for domestic market

June 30, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the local industry is exploring the dedication of 1 million metric tons of cane to hydrous ethanol production with the intention of supplying the domestic market. Doing so would produce about 70 million liters, about half of the capacity of Petrojam’s ethanol dehydration unit and slightly more than the domestic demand of 17 […]

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Petrojam waiting for a tolling contract to re-start ethanol production

Petrojam waiting for a tolling contract to re-start ethanol production

June 2, 2014 |

In Jamaica, Petrojam says tolling prospects of Brazilian ethanol dehydrated for export to the US look even poorer this year than last year. Currently the dehydration facility is idled until a tolling contract is secured. It expected to secure a contract for at least 12 million gallons of anhydrous ethanol this year in order to […]

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JB Broilers keeps dehydration facility on ice until Brazil-to-US margins improve

JB Broilers keeps dehydration facility on ice until Brazil-to-US margins improve

March 26, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the JB Broilers ethanol plant is set to remain in maintenance mode for the foreseeable future until the price dynamics improve. Many of its clients chose not to toll Brazilian ethanol to the US through its facilities last year, instead paying penalties, but that was not enough to keep the company in profit. […]

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