Monthly Archives: August 2016

Magellan Midstream Partners accidentally distributes 450,000 gallons of E30

In Oklahoma, Magellan Midstream Partners on Tuesday notified the state’s corporation commission that regulates fuel, gas and oil among other industries that it had distributed 450,000 gallons of E30 instead of E10 to retailers in Tulsa and around the Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Wayne Fueling to make all retail fuel dispensers E25 compatible as standard feature in North America

In Texas, Wayne Fueling announced that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers will be supplied as compatible and UL-Listed to E25 as a standard feature.  The shift from the standard Underwriters Laboratory Listing of E10 to E25 is effective … Continue reading

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EIA says 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that 1.61 billion RINs were generated in July, bringing the total to 10.82 billion RINs for the year so far. Of July’s total, nearly 15.21 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated from which … Continue reading

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St1 preparing to deliver first Cellunolix® ethanol plant using forest industry residues

In Finland, St1 is preparing to deliver the first Cellunolix® ethanol plant using forest industry residues as feedstock to North European Bio Tech. The project is under construction in Kajaani and is expected to come online before the end of … Continue reading

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Brazilian anhydrous stocks up 16% on year and on the week but hydrous down 7%

In Brazil, central-south anhydrous ethanol stocks were up 16% on the year on August 16, also up 16% from the two weeks prior. Anhydrous production for the crush so far this year was at 6 billion liters, 17% higher than … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Q2 biodiesel exports triple on year

In Argentina, biodiesel exports during the second quarter tripled compared to the same period last year at 404,215 metric tons. The jump in exports was supported by a 56% increase in production during the period to 704,717 tons with a … Continue reading

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Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

In Australia, enzymes, described as the ‘engine rooms’ of the natural world, can now work up to 16 times faster thanks to ‘paradigm shifting’ technology developed between Flinders and University of California Irvine. The latest breakthrough adds to a suite of … Continue reading

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Malaysia and Indonesia to source joint palm oil ambassador to boost global image

In Malaysia, in an attempt to counter negative messaging from anti-palm oil critics, Malaysia and Indonesia are going to appoint a joint Palm Oil Ambassador whose mission it will be spread the word about palm oil’s benefits around the world. … Continue reading

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Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World

By Susan Olson, Ph.D. Managing Director of Ag & Biofuels, Genscape Overview Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized … Continue reading

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cathay Pacific in the Advanced Bioeconomy

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this slide deck, we looked at Cathay Pacific and its direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies … Continue reading

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Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand cows from various EU countries into a glass “metabolic chamber”, including 100 Ayrshires who were examined in Jokioinen, to measure their methane emissions, digestion, production characteristics, energy-efficiency, metabolism, … Continue reading

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.33 percent to 55.53 as ethanol equities decline

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slipped 0.33 percent to 55.53 as ethanol equities declined. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) shed 4.15 percent to $6.46, while Amyris (AMRS) lost 3.03 percent to $0.40. … Continue reading

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Biox gets $1.38 million credit facility to help pay for Ontario biodiesel plant

In Canada, Biox Corp. announced that in connection with its acquisition earlier this year of a 50 million liter per year (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, the company has obtained a CAD$1.8 million (USD$1.38 million) credit facility from … Continue reading

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Sacramento County to trial Neste’s renewable diesel if prices remain in check

In California, Sacramento County will trial Neste’s renewable diesel during the next three months in its fleet of more than 400 trucks and other vehicles in what it hopes will be a path towards reducing GHG emissions. The price has … Continue reading

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Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

In Illinois, a bumper corn crop is expected to keep prices below $3 per bushel even with current ethanol demand, providing an opportunity to pump out even more ethanol thanks to cheap prices. Growers expected a La Niña weather event … Continue reading

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Chinese cadmium-tainted wheat headed for ethanol and industrial use

In China, the government has allegedly bought all of the cadmium-tainted wheat in Xinxiang, Henan Province with the intention of using it for ethanol production as well as to make industrial starch used in paper mills and textile manufacturing. At … Continue reading

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Brazil’s commitment to COP21 after backtracking on ethanol tax exemption

In Brazil, the country’s decision to backtrack on tax exemptions for ethanol has been criticized not only by the domestic sugarcane industry but also by observers who believe the move goes against Brazil’s commitments to reducing climate change impacts made … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy court signs off on sales of Abengoa’s ethanol plants

In Missouri, the bankruptcy court in St. Louis on Monday approved the sales of Abengoa’s ethanol plants that had been tentatively sold at auction over the past few weeks. Closing of the transactions that saw Green Plains walk away with … Continue reading

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Researchers look at enzymes from fungi that could improve biofuel production

In Massachusetts, soil fungi secrete a wide range of enzymes that play an important role in biofuel production and bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils and water. A recent study reveals different fungal species secrete a rich set of enzymes that share … Continue reading

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Truck stops and travel plazas seek opportunities with DOE to set up alternative fueling stations

In Washington, NATSO—representing the US’ truck stops and travel plazas—called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of the existing law that prohibits the sale of fuel and other commercial services at … Continue reading

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