Monthly Archives: December 2013

Top Solar Stories Of The Year

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

Who mandates what in biofuels? 62 countries in all have targets or mandates — but what’s the frequency, Kenneth? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state … Continue reading

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Field trial with lignin modified poplars shows potential for bio-based economy

In Belgium, the results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way. These sugars can serve as … Continue reading

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Marrone Bio begins production at Michigan plant

In California, Marrone Bio announced it has initiated production of Grandevo, its bioinsecticide, at its Bangor, MI plant. This is the company’s first production of a fermentation product at this location since renovation of the plant, acquired in July 2012, … Continue reading

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Viridis Merchants secures approximately 30,000 tons of annual pellet supply from Southeast U.S. producer

In Canada, Viridis Merchants has structured its first transaction and has secured approximately 30,000 tons of wood pellets from a southeast U.S. producer, representing approximately 30% of the manufacturer’s capacity, to be delivered over the next 12 months to customers … Continue reading

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Covanta and Yarmouth sign new agreement

In Massachusetts, Covanta announced a new agreement with the Town of Yarmouth for bundled sustainable waste management services and the operation of the Yarmouth Transfer Station. Covanta will provide sustainable disposal of the Town’s approximately 10,000 tons of municipal solid … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index dips to 71.40 as Santa Claus rally cools

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dipped 0.65 percent to 71.40, as 2013′s Santa Claus rally finally cooled. Overall, the Index has surged nearly 14 percent in the past three weeks. For the day, KiOR … Continue reading

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EIA says October biodiesel production highest since October 2011

In Washington, the EIA says that biodiesel production in October reached 132 million gallons, up from 127 million gallons the month before, and the highest recorded since the EIA started monitoring production in October 2011. Soy oil remains the main … Continue reading

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Palm oil prices seen boosted by Malaysian mandate but only till mid-year

In Malaysia, the government’s B5 plans are expected to boost palm oil prices through the first half of the year, but new production set to come on mid-year will weigh on prices despite the earlier boost in demand. A narrowing … Continue reading

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Indian competition watchdog requests information from 18 mills over ethanol

In India, the country’s competition watchdog has sent notices to 18 sugar mills requesting information about their ethanol bids in recent ethanol tenders as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged price rigging during the tenders. The Competition Commission of … Continue reading

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Most car makers making good progress towards E15 compliance

In North Dakota, Ethanol Producer Magazine reports that Volvo, Nissan, Mazda and Chrysler are still lagging behind in updating their vehicles for safe use of E15. The good news, however, is that Ford and GM have approved E15 for all … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Ball In New York (Times Square) To Be Partially Powered By Bikes

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If Your New Year’s Resolution Is To Save Money, Here’s One Easy & High-Reward Option

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Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum

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Top 5 CleanTechnica Stories In 2013

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Top 6 Green Innovations of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

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The $100 Million Green Bond From Hannon Armstrong

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Can Climate Hawks Beat Chris Christie To Let New Jersey Rejoin RGGI?

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Hydropower “Battery” Could Even Out Wind Energy Supply

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Top 6 Green Innovations of 2013 – Vote for the Best!

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