Monthly Archives: October 2012

Gevo takes the lead in Biofuels Digest’s Hot 50 balloting

In Florida, Biofuels Digest subscribers have put Gevo into the lead in 2012-13 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy subscriber balloting. Last year’s winner, Solazyme, dipped to second. Novozymes continues to show a lot of strength in reader voting and placed … Continue reading

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Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution … Continue reading

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USDA reduces corn forecast as losses in IL offset gains in ND, MN

In Washington, the USDA, in its monthly WASDE report, reduced projected US corn yields to 122.0 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushels from last month and 25% below spring forecasts. “Lower yields in Illinois are only partly offset by increases … Continue reading

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Ethanol adds $5B to Minnesota economy, study finds

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture released a report finding that the state’s ethanol industry generated more than $5 billion in total economic activity in 2011 and supported more than 12,600 jobs, according to a new report from the … Continue reading

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RFS waiver could raise feed costs for livestock, dairy producers: new study

In Washington, waiving the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2013 could actually result in higher net feeding costs for livestock and poultry producers, the Rnewable Fuels Association said following the release of a Cardno-ENTRIX report on the RFS waiver. The … Continue reading

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Philippines considers new center to increase foreign direct investment in biofuels

In the Philippines, the Inquirer is reporting that “the Department of Energy is considering putting up a one-stop shop that will facilitate the entry of local and foreign investors in the country’s biofuels industry.” The country has three ethanol plants … Continue reading

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Next-gen biofuels will take time, warns Shell, as EU moves to curb first-gen targets

In Germany, Joerg Adolf, chief economist of Deutsche Shell told Reuters that “There will be possibilities to increase the use of second-generation fuels, however these [revised EU] targets are ambitious. Currently we have some second generation pilot plants but we … Continue reading

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Platts to acquire Kingsman, adds to biofuels analytics stable

In Switzerland, The McGraw-Hill Companies announced that Platts, a McGraw-Hill division and leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kingsman SA, a privately-held, Switzerland-based provider of price information and analytics for … Continue reading

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Evonik investing €350 million in fermented L-lysine production

In Germany, Evonik reaffirmed their commitment to biotechnology with a plan to invest some €350 million by 2014 to expand its Biolys business. An amino acid used in animal feeds, Biolys is a source of L-lysine produced via fermentation. Investments … Continue reading

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“Collision coming between biofuels mandates and market reality”

Today on Twitter. Davidvidu: Algae Are a Growing Part of San Diego’s Appeal: The city’s biofuels cluster is a “mecca” for entrepreneurs… Smiller1225: Flying Green: Spotlight on Aviation Biofuels MandAAdvisor: Collision coming between biofuels mandates and market reality TeruTalk: .@EnergyCA … Continue reading

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Gevo takes the lead in Biofuels Digest’s Hot 50 balloting

In Florida, Biofuels Digest subscribers have put Gevo into the lead in 2012-13 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy subscriber balloting. Last year’s winner, Solazyme, dipped to second. Novozymes continues to show a lot of strength in reader voting and placed … Continue reading

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Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution … Continue reading

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USDA reduces corn forecast as losses in IL offset gains in ND, MN

In Washington, the USDA, in its monthly WASDE report, reduced projected US corn yields to 122.0 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushels from last month and 25% below spring forecasts. “Lower yields in Illinois are only partly offset by increases … Continue reading

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Ethanol adds $5B to Minnesota economy, study finds

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture released a report finding that the state’s ethanol industry generated more than $5 billion in total economic activity in 2011 and supported more than 12,600 jobs, according to a new report from the … Continue reading

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RFS waiver could raise feed costs for livestock, dairy producers: new study

In Washington, waiving the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2013 could actually result in higher net feeding costs for livestock and poultry producers, the Rnewable Fuels Association said following the release of a Cardno-ENTRIX report on the RFS waiver. The … Continue reading

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Philippines considers new center to increase foreign direct investment in biofuels

In the Philippines, the Inquirer is reporting that “the Department of Energy is considering putting up a one-stop shop that will facilitate the entry of local and foreign investors in the country’s biofuels industry.” The country has three ethanol plants … Continue reading

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Next-gen biofuels will take time, warns Shell, as EU moves to curb first-gen targets

In Germany, Joerg Adolf, chief economist of Deutsche Shell told Reuters that “There will be possibilities to increase the use of second-generation fuels, however these [revised EU] targets are ambitious. Currently we have some second generation pilot plants but we … Continue reading

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Platts to acquire Kingsman, adds to biofuels analytics stable

In Switzerland, The McGraw-Hill Companies announced that Platts, a McGraw-Hill division and leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kingsman SA, a privately-held, Switzerland-based provider of price information and analytics for … Continue reading

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Evonik investing €350 million in fermented L-lysine production

In Germany, Evonik reaffirmed their commitment to biotechnology with a plan to invest some €350 million by 2014 to expand its Biolys business. An amino acid used in animal feeds, Biolys is a source of L-lysine produced via fermentation. Investments … Continue reading

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“Collision coming between biofuels mandates and market reality”

Today on Twitter. Davidvidu: Algae Are a Growing Part of San Diego’s Appeal: The city’s biofuels cluster is a “mecca” for entrepreneurs… Smiller1225: Flying Green: Spotlight on Aviation Biofuels MandAAdvisor: Collision coming between biofuels mandates and market reality TeruTalk: .@EnergyCA … Continue reading

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