Monthly Archives: March 2018

Is there a green premium?  New report from Germany says “Ja!”

In Germany, almost 70% of industry experts are reporting GreenPremium prices for bio-based products, based on a survey on prices for bio-based products conducted by nova-Institute in partnership with the European project BIOFOREVER. This study asks, Are there differences along … Continue reading

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Next steps for succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest environmental footprint in the industry. CEO Rick Eno gave … Continue reading

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What’s Next in cellulosic biofuels and biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking and disciplined engineering to transform cellulosic biofuels into real, reliable and cost-effective fuels for … Continue reading

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Carinata Rising: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata is certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), … Continue reading

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BIO rips US Justice Department’s proposed PES bailout: “Refiner sold credits to undermine RFS”

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Justice on the proposed Consent Decree and Environmental Settlement Agreement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in the case of Philadelphia Energy … Continue reading

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Gevo says 30% cut in burn rate in focus for 2018 as 2017 $18M loss announced

In Colorado, Gevo announced a cash EBITDA loss of $16.2 million for 2017, while noting that the cash burn for 2018 will be approximately 30% lower than in 2017, the company projects. During 2017 Gevo produced 15.6 million gallons of … Continue reading

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US ethanol production dips to 15.99 billion gallon rate

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.039 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.64 million gallons daily. That is down 10,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol … Continue reading

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Green Biologics, Kingsford Charcoal partner to launch Ecolight natural charcoal lighter fluid

In Minnesota, Green Biologics has agreed to supply their patented GreenFlame bio-based charcoal lighter fluid formulation exclusively to Kingsford Charcoal, to be marketed under a new brand: EcoLight. The licensing agreement builds on the successful 2017 introduction of GreenFlame, a … Continue reading

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Rapeseed meal price jumps: report

In Germany, UFOP reports that brisk demand for rapeseed meal drove prices to a three-year high. This reduced the price advantage compared to GMO-free soybean meal in compound feeds. German wholesale prices for rapeseed meal rose substantially over the past … Continue reading

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Iowa RFIP spurs $138M in private investment as blender pump program runs dry 

In Iowa,  the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) yesterday awarded all of its remaining FY18 funds during its third quarter meeting due to rising retailer interest in offering higher blends of biofuels, The RFIP board awarded funds to 15 … Continue reading

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RED II Round-up

The Digest has been reporting on RED for years and more recently on RED II, but sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the proposed changes, the votes, and the backlash and criticisms, so here’s a highlight reel of … Continue reading

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Europe’s ethanol CEOs besieged by RED II and illusory truths

By James Cogan, an Industrial Engineer at Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd Special to The Digest The CEOs of Europe’s big ethanol firms (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are under seige. They are battling imported and sometimes fake used … Continue reading

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Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy collaborate for bioethanol project

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC created the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project, known as SLV Biopro. The project will feature Greenbelt’s waste-to-energy interconnected system (ECOsystem) designed to produce up to a half a … Continue reading

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Boeing looks to South Africa for sustainable aviation fuels

In South Africa, The Boeing Company is working on identifying biofuel feedstocks that could be used for sustainable aviation fuel. Boeing is collaborating with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World … Continue reading

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James Hay conducting total product review after biofuels lawsuit

In the United Kingdom, after dealing with the Elysian Fuels biofuel investment scheme and the legal dispute with HM Revenue and Customs around unpaid tax on biofuel scheme investments, James Hay is reviewing all of its older products. James Hay … Continue reading

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BASF joins RSB as newest member

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has a new member – BASF, a multinational chemicals company. BASF brings a wealth of experience in the biochemicals sector to RSB’s membership, and they anticipate relevant impact from BASF’s input on their … Continue reading

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Ethanol production up from week before

In Washington, DC, ethanol production averaged 1.049 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 44.06 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. That is up 24,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol … Continue reading

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German rapeseed oil exports on the decline

In Germany, German exports of rapeseed oil in the first half year 2017/18 fell short of the previous year’s level, according to UFOP. Both EU member states and third countries purchased considerably less rapeseed oil than a year earlier. According … Continue reading

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Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

In New Jersey, Princeton University researchers used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The team used light to enhance the production of biofuels, drugs and commercial chemicals in bioreactors, which contain microorganisms … Continue reading

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China fires back on Trump’s trade war with ethanol tariffs

In China, the trade war has begun as China responded on Friday to Trump’s latest trade tariffs with a proposed list of U.S. products they plan on targeting as well. The list includes 128 U.S. products, including ethanol, wine, fresh … Continue reading

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