Monthly Archives: March 2014

Greenlight Capital proposes BioFuel Energy acquire JBGL Capital and JBGL Builder Finance

In Colorado, BioFuel Energy Corp announced that it has received a preliminary non-binding proposal from Greenlight Capital, Inc. (together with its affiliates) and James R. Brickman for a possible transaction pursuant to which one or more newly-formed, wholly owned subsidiaries … Continue reading

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BioEnergy announces proposal from Greenlight Capital

In Colorado, BioEnergy Corp announced hat it has received a preliminary non-binding proposal from Greenlight Capital, Inc. (together with its affiliates) and James R. Brickman for a possible transaction pursuant to which one or more newly-formed, wholly owned subsidiaries of … Continue reading

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Paraguay exports ethanol to Brazil

In Paraguay, ethanol producers are supplying fuel to Brazil, will 5 million liters being supplied via truck to Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo states. An oversupply of ethanol in the local market means that some ethanol plants won’t … Continue reading

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South African sugarcane producers say ethanol needs subsidies

In South Africa, the country’s sugarcane growers association says that the government would need to subsidize investment in ethanol or else the industry wouldn’t be able to begin production. Domestic supply wouldn’t be jeopardized by ethanol production, but sugar exports … Continue reading

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Hybrid vehicles more fuel efficient in India, China than in U.S.

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Ethanol futures hit highest since July 2006

In Illinois, ethanol futures prices continued to soar on Friday with prices jumping 7.8% to the highest seen July 2006. Rail delays both to transport corn to distilleries and to ship ethanol to the coast areas where most of the … Continue reading

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Brazilian mill starts harvest early to head off El Niño

In Brazil, Grupo Virgolino de Oliveira said it’s starting its cane harvest early because of fears that an El Niño weather pattern may be development that could later negatively impact its harvest, and therefore ethanol and sugar production. The group … Continue reading

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Nine oil refiners paid $1.35 billion for RINs in 2013

In New York, Reuters reports that the nine oil refiners who report their RIN purchases paid $1.35 billion to comply with the RFS when RIN prices trebled in price last year. The number would be much higher if other refiners … Continue reading

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JBEI discovers microbial resistance to ionic liquids

In California, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a … Continue reading

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No opposition seen yet for extending Iowa’s biodiesel tax credit

In Iowa, the state’s biodiesel board is pushing a proposal that would extend the state’s biodiesel tax credit, set to expire the end of 2014, for a total of five years. So far there has been no political opposition to … Continue reading

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Biodegradable, Implantable Battery Can Melt In Your Body

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Sky Windpower’s High-Altitude Generation Aspirations Aren’t Realistic

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Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 80.88 as ethanol rallies

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded sharply, up 4.00 percent to 80.88 as ethanol equities rallied anew.  For the day, KiOR rebounded 39.78 percent to $0.57, while Biofuel Energy (BIOF) soared 132.48 percent to … Continue reading

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Of auxins, toxins and raging hormones: Does Biochar really work?

So, what about biochar? Is it just fantasy, a sideshow, or a vital future market that will power the carbon economics for hot ventures like Cool Planet? And, er, what’s an auxin anyway — and why is that important? Dwelling … Continue reading

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GranBio: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Controlled by Gran Investimentos S.A., a holding company of the Gradin family, GranBio is a 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company that was born of the vision to bring about a green revolution capable of transforming the real potential of Brazilian … Continue reading

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Ensyn: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Ensyn is not a new company – in fact, it has been around for more than two decades with extensive operations in producing flavors & ingredients, upgrading heavy oils from fossil fuel drilling operations, and renewable fuel oil for power … Continue reading

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Iowa Solar Tax Credit Tripling Passed by State Senate

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Massachusetts Plugs Into Electric Vehicle Rebates

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Celebrating a Solar Energy Milestone with Big Clean Energy Implications

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Keystone XL/Economic Thumbs Down – 200 Business Leaders Speak Out Against Controversial Energy Project

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