Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermochemical Technology Horizons

The Digest had a well-receive webinar on thermochemical technology horizons, featuring former DOE Biomass Program manager and in-demand industry consultant Paul Bryan on hand to detail the very latest in a wide array of non-biological approaches to making renewable fuels, … Continue reading

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Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel keeps getting it done

There just isn’t an organization out there like Pacific Biodiesel. Labors on, fighting the good fight, hitting every sustainability grace note, and always surprising the industry with one more innovative way of doing things. And here’s one more thing to … Continue reading

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Team Biogas launches 2G Anaerobic Digestion Lab Test Network 

Team Biogas released the second generation for the Anaerobic Digestion Lab Test Network (ADLTN) website, specializing in BMP (Biomethane Potential) laboratory assays and gas fractioning. Team Biogas has brought together a selected group of private, commercial and accredited Universities with … Continue reading

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ACE urges EPA comments by ethanol advocates 

In South Dakota, the American Coalition for Ethanol submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after EPA formally began seeking input on existing regulations to be reviewed by its newly established Regulatory Reform Task Force. The Task … Continue reading

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2M Holdings to Distribute Elevance Clean Product Lines

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences announced a partnership with 2M Holdings as a new distributor for the Elevance Clean product line to the household, industrial & institutional market in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 2M Holdings will provide enhanced service … Continue reading

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Clariant sales jump sharply in Q1 2017 

In Germany, Clariant announced Q1 2017 sales of CHF 1.602 billion compared to CHF 1.478 billion in the first quarter of 2016. This corresponds to an increase of 9 % in local currency and 8 % in Swiss francs. The … Continue reading

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US ethanol production drops below 1M barrels/day threshold

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 987,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.5 million gallons daily. That is down 7,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol … Continue reading

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Casey’s General Stores adds E15, E85 

In Iowa, Midwestern chain Casey’s General Stores said it will offer higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. E15 is a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and works well for any … Continue reading

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Novozymes sales gain 4% as earnings jump in Q1 announce

In Denmark, Novozymes announced that sales in Q1 grew by 3% organically and by 4% in DKK, mainly driven by Food & Beverages and Bioenergy. EBIT grew by 6%, and the EBIT margin improved by 0.7 percentage point to 27.0%. … Continue reading

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Repreve Renewables becomes AGgrow Tech in rebranding move

In North Carolina Repreve Renewables unveiled a new company name and logo as part of a corporate rebranding initiative. The new name, AGgrow Tech, illustrates the companies dedication to constantly push and explore the possibilities of biomass products and renewable … Continue reading

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EIA data from 2016 shows blend wall no longer exists

In Washington, gasoline consumed in the United States in 2016 contained more than 10% ethanol on average for the first time ever, according to an analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). … Continue reading

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Gevo converts $16.5 million of 2017 senior secured notes to 2020 equivalent

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that WB Gevo, Ltd. (“Whitebox”), the holder of the Company’s issued and outstanding Senior Secured Convertible Notes, due June 23, 2017 and the Company have entered into an Exchange and Purchase Agreement pursuant to which … Continue reading

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Most of Trump’s inauguration donations from energy came from fossil fuels

In Washington, the Federal Elections Commission revealed that President Trump’s inauguration committee received $160 million in donations, $107 million more than President Obama, $7 million of which came from the energy industry. Of the total, $1 million came from Green … Continue reading

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North Dakota railroad board awards $3.5 million low interest loan for Ringneck project

In North Dakota, the State Railroad Board approved a $3.55 million loan at 2% interest towards building a rail spur for the planned $140 million Ringneck Energy ethanol plant in Onida, awarded to the Sully County rail authority. Originally the … Continue reading

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City seeking to transition fleet to alternative fuels with help from Clean Fuels Ohio

In Ohio, the City of Lima is seeking a $50,000 grant from Ohio’s Local Government Innovation Fund for Clean Fuels Ohio to undertake an assessment to determine what alternative fuels such as biodiesel or natural gas could be appropriate for … Continue reading

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China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

In China, the government is planning to work through its 250 million metric ton corn stockpile over the next five years as companies such as COFCO Biochemical boost their processing capacity for products such as ethanol. The company expects to … Continue reading

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POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

In South Dakota, POET worked with College of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering students at South Dakota State University to solve a major challenge that has impeded the use of some of its corn stover in its cellulosic ethanol production facility. … Continue reading

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Iowa bill puts biofuel blending at risk by changing tax credit program

In Iowa, a proposed amendment to HSB 187 seeks to cap the biofuel tax credit scheme by issuing credits only after annual sales figures for fuel retailers were calculated, at which point the per gallon figure for the tax credit … Continue reading

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Virent Aspirant: a new CEO, and revving towards commercialization

New Virent CEO Stacey Orlandi From Wisconsin we have huge news from Virent, which has appointed one of Shell New Energies’ gurus, Stacey Orlandi, as Virent CEO, succeeding Lee Edwards who is headed into retirement after a distinguished 8-year run. Most recently, … Continue reading

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Commercializing biobased chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be the global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid, … Continue reading

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