Monthly Archives: October 2017

NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

In Missouri, ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board’s CEO Donnell Rehagen issued the following statement: “From the beginning, the U.S. biodiesel industry has expressed a willingness to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

UKAID project seeks to boost cassava mechanization and ethanol production in Nigeria

In Nigeria, an UKAID-funded project is seeking to help cassava farmers mechanize their harvest too boost production efficiency while grouping them together in clusters in an effort to increase opportunities for ethanol production. The country is the largest cassava grower … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on UKAID project seeks to boost cassava mechanization and ethanol production in Nigeria

Zero Waste Scotland report shows 27 million tons of waste and residues available for biorefineries

In the UK, a new report prepared by Ricardo Energy & Environment for Zero Waste Scotland found more than 27 million metric tons of available waste, by-products, agricultural residues and wastewater sludge could be used by biorefineries in Scotland, with … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Zero Waste Scotland report shows 27 million tons of waste and residues available for biorefineries

Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

In Washington, Growth Energy recently announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

Clariant to invest in new 50,000 ton Romanian sunliquid® plant

In Romania, Clariant announced the approval by the Board of Directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid® technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Clariant to invest in new 50,000 ton Romanian sunliquid® plant

Rural UK homes could be use bio-heat within five years

In the UK, many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, according to a new industry report on the future of rural heating. Currently, oil heating is one of the most popular choices for … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Rural UK homes could be use bio-heat within five years

Michigan State researchers propose new method to produce bioplastics from sunlight and cyanobacteria

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism. Researchers at the Ducat MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory took cyanobacteria, that use sunlight to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Michigan State researchers propose new method to produce bioplastics from sunlight and cyanobacteria

Diverse coalition urge congressional committees to support biodiesel blenders tax

In Washington, a diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Diverse coalition urge congressional committees to support biodiesel blenders tax

Clariant to build flagship cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania: 8-figure sales potential envisioned

In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50.000 tons, will be built … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Clariant to build flagship cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania: 8-figure sales potential envisioned

Affordable, drop-in hydrocarbons from wood: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 process

The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are providing ongoing commercialization support. Twelve US and seven international patents … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Affordable, drop-in hydrocarbons from wood: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 process

California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

In California, demand for renewable diesel in the state makes up for about half of the country’s consumption, the vast majority of which is supplied by Neste’s refineries in Singapore and Europe. California’s credits generated by renewable diesel reached $91.74 … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

Brazilian sugar mills switch to more ethanol as crush begins to wind down

In Brazil, sugar mills switched towards more ethanol production yet again during the first half of October with 56% of cane use for fuel, against 53% during the previous two-week period and just 50% during H1 October 2016. As a … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Brazilian sugar mills switch to more ethanol as crush begins to wind down

U.S. Water wins $7.58 million judgment against Novozymes for patent infringement

In Minnesota, U.S. Water announced that last week a federal jury in the Western District of Wisconsin delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of U.S. Water in its lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, Inc. The jury found … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on U.S. Water wins $7.58 million judgment against Novozymes for patent infringement

ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

In Kansas, ICM Inc. announced the successful startup and commissioning of Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant.  The plant is FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group and Fiagril Ltda of Brazil. The ICM-designed ethanol plant … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

In the UK, the Department for Transport published a new report commissioned from E4Tech showing that advanced biofuels can play a key role in decarbonizing transportation by 2030. Gasification combined with Fischer Tropsch are seen as the rising start of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

European Parliament’s ENVI committee votes to scrap crop-based biofuels and limit biofuels to 7%

In Belgium, the European Parliament’s ENVI committee voted 32 votes in favor, 29 against and 4 abstentions for a proposal that would seek to completely phase out crop-based biofuels by 2030 along with a higher, limit biofuels use to 7% … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on European Parliament’s ENVI committee votes to scrap crop-based biofuels and limit biofuels to 7%

Greenbelt Resources teams with Central Coast Wine Services to test winery waste for waste-to-energy system

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation has agreed to perform feedstock testing with Central Coast Wine Services to test various streams of wastes generated in the winemaking process. The wastes will be tested for potential use as feedstock for PRECO, Greenbelt’s … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Greenbelt Resources teams with Central Coast Wine Services to test winery waste for waste-to-energy system

Department of Commerce hands down anti-dumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia

In Washington, the Department of Commerce found in its initial report that Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel were being sold at prices below market value and as such lobbed anti-dumping duties on the two countries at 50.71% for the former and … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Department of Commerce hands down anti-dumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance flashes V for Victory in renewable fuels fight

It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who took significant (and as of a few days ago, unexpected) steps toward strengthening … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance flashes V for Victory in renewable fuels fight

Synthetic Petroleum: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

Synpet Technologies is a Turkish-US company founded in 2014, which operates a 15 ton/day demonstration facility in Pasakoy, Turkey. The company developed its Thermal Conversion Process, which breaks down organic waste materials by using heat, pressure and water to produce oil and other … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Synthetic Petroleum: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies