Monthly Archives: December 2016

Where is Your Money Going? The Mess at USASpending.Gov

As the old Irving Berlin song put it, Let’s Start the New Year Right. By looking into something gone wrong. USASpending.gov launched with a certain amount of brouhaha back in 2007, after the enabling legislation sailed through Congress in the … Continue reading

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Replacing diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as DME. Using its proprietary small-scale process, Oberon makes DME and methanol from various methane … Continue reading

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Global biofuels market to grow at 5.87% rate through 2020: Report

In New York, a report from Technavio concluded that the global biofuels market will grow at a CAGR of 5.87% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biofuels market for … Continue reading

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Global bioplastics market to grow at 28.8% rate through 2020: Report

In New York, Future Market Insights predicted in “Bio-plastics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 to 2020”, that the global bio-plastics market is expected to account for $43.8 Bn by 2020, registering a CAGR of 28.8% during the … Continue reading

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BioAmber raises $7 million in share offering

In Quebec, BioAmber has priced an underwritten offering of 1,748,750 shares of its common stock at a price of $4.00 per share. The gross proceeds to the Company will be approximately $7.0 million, and net proceeds, after underwriting discounts and … Continue reading

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“Ignore rural America at your peril”: Santorum on revived hopes for robust Renewable Fuel Standard

In Minnesota, former US senator and renewable fuels advocate Rick Santorum writes in  Inside Sources that “Diving deeper into this year’s striking election results, there’s one trend that nearly all the analysts agree on, at least in hindsight. Candidates ignore … Continue reading

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Africans embrace croton as new biofuels supercrop

In Central Africa, CNN is reporting on the promise of croton as an energy-oriented oilseed crop. “ The Croton megalocarpus tree is common throughout much of East and Central Africa, and until now it has been used for little more … Continue reading

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Gevo executes 1-for-20 Reverse Stock Split

In Colorado, Gevo undertook a 1-for-20 reverse stock split, aimed at lifting the company’s stock price above $1.00 per share and remaining for sale on theNASDAQ exchanges, which forbid trading of stocks that fall below the $1 price threshold for … Continue reading

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India’s Karnataka state targets biodiesel buses in “Made in India” effort

In India, the India Times is reporting that the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has deployed 25 Scania buses that run completely on biodiesel, in following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ project. “The state road transport organization began … Continue reading

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US ethanol production hits all time record rate of 15.82B gallons per year

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.028 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.18 million gallons daily. That is down 8,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for … Continue reading

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GUEST COLUMN: Searching for Solutions — A Message to Farmers

This statement was released under the bylines of: Ben Brancel, Secretary, Department of Agriculture,

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GUEST COLUMN: Searching for Solutions — A Message to Farmers

This statement was released under the bylines of: Ben Brancel, Secretary, Department of Agriculture,

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Conservation group says biogas proposal is insufficient

In a news release posted at the Wheeler Report on Monday, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voter

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Conservation group says biogas proposal is insufficient

In a news release posted at the Wheeler Report on Monday, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voter

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Brazil imports nearly 140 million liters of ethanol from the US in November

In Brazil, November ethanol imports reached 139.6 million liters, up 90% on the month and the highest since January 2012. A year ago, exports were just 10 million liters. Just 13 million liters entered through the port of Santos while … Continue reading

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Nobina awarded bonus from Helsinki public transport authority for switching to biodiesel

In Finland, Helsinki’s public transport authority HSL awarded Nobina an environmental bonus of SEK1.06 million (US$115,647) is a result of Nobina’s offer to switch from diesel to biodiesel during 2017. Nobina’s switch from diesel to biodiesel covers 680,000 liters of … Continue reading

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Indian sugar mills boost ethanol production 50% during 2015/16

In India, sugar mills are responding to increased demand for ethanol thanks to the policy changes made to make it easier for them to supply ethanol to oil marketing companies, producing 50% more of the fuel during 2015/16 at 1.1 … Continue reading

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European ethanol crushing margins at their highest since the summer

In the Netherlands, demand for T2 mixed with short supply has seen margins for both corn-based and wheat-based ethanol jump to the highest seen since the summer when many producers were offline for maintenance. Even the theoretical crush spread for … Continue reading

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EPA expects 2.5 billion gallons of biomass diesel production in 2017

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency expects biomass diesel production to increase in 2017 to 2.5 billion gallons, a record and half a million gallons higher than the final rule for the 2017 RFS calls for. The EPA expects the … Continue reading

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Japan’s NIKKOL agrees to buy 50% of Amyris Neossance business

In California, Amyris announced it has signed a definitive agreement to establish a cosmetic ingredients joint venture with NIKKOL GROUP (“NIKKOL”), a leading Japanese cosmetic specialty chemical provider. NIKKOL is purchasing 50% of the Amyris Neossance business for up to … Continue reading

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