Monthly Archives: September 2018

HERO BX – Even kryptonite can’t stop the largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern U.S. from getting stronger and bigger

The largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern United States is getting larger, and stronger. Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX purchased the assets of a Clinton, Iowa biodiesel facility from Tenaska Commodities, LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc. The ambitious … Continue reading

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Green Energy Biofuels opens 3rd biodiesel plant

In South Carolina, Green Energy Biofuels is opening their third plant, a former biodiesel facility that they acquired, modified, and improved in Aiken County. The massive facility and multitude of 32 tanks, along with their staff will allow them to … Continue reading

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JM and BP license waste-to-fuels technology to Fulcrum BioEnergy

In the United Kingdom, Johnson Matthey, alongside BP, signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support biofuels producer Fulcrum and their drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel. The simple to … Continue reading

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NGL Crude pays $25M penalty for RFS fraud and retires $10M in RINs

In Oklahoma, NGL Crude Logistics LLC agreed to pay $25 million civil penalty and agreed to retire $10 million in renewable fuel production credits as part of the settlement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The … Continue reading

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EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

In France, in a major blow for European biofuel producers, the European Commission will not be imposing provisional import tariffs on cheaper Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information. EU biodiesel producers were negatively affected when the EU scrapped duties … Continue reading

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Soybean ending stocks increasing strongly

In Germany, UFOP reports that world soybean production in the 2018/19 marketing year will likely be higher than previously expected. Since Chinese demand is shrinking, stocks could surge to a record high. In its September report, the USDA raised its … Continue reading

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Ethanol production thins out slightly at 1.4% less than prior week

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production averaged 1.036 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.51 million gallons daily – output thinned by 15,000 b/d, settling 1.4% under the prior week, according to government data released and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. … Continue reading

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Biofuel-powered sensor monitors body’s signals and diagnose diseases

In Washington, researchers at Washington State University developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body’s biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose diseases. A cross-disciplinary research team led by Subhanshu Gupta, assistant professor in … Continue reading

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U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced that the two countries would pursue trade talks. The impact on agriculture is … Continue reading

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The Road to Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioenergy production in Croatia

IEA Bioenergy Task 43’s goal is to contribute to sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment institutions and government agencies.  The group addresses critical issues for deployment of sustainable biomass … Continue reading

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Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the BELT Biorefinery concept

IEA Bioenergy Task 43’s goal is to contribute to sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment institutions and government agencies. The group addresses critical issues for deployment of sustainable biomass … Continue reading

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Development, deployment of integrated biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in Italy

IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, … Continue reading

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Development, deployment of integrated biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, … Continue reading

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Development, deployment of integrated biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in Germany

IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, … Continue reading

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Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy Execute Contract for Colorado Project

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Biofuels & Energy executed a contract for engineering services on the SLV Biopro Project located in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Greenbelt will provide engineering consulting services to B&E during the development phase of this … Continue reading

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Biofuel plant still on hold with vote delayed until Nov. 7

In Kansas, residents in Sumner County met with the Sumner County Planning and Zoning Committee to talk about the proposed biomethane plant that VNA Corporation is trying to build in the area. The vote to change the zoning for more … Continue reading

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Wheat pushes beets into 2nd place for bioethanol feedstock

In Germany, the proportionate use of cereal raw materials in the production of bioethanol has shifted in Germany in recent years. As the Deutsches Maiskomitee eV (DMK) reports, the range of products and prices has led to the fact that … Continue reading

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Two new biogas contracts signed in Argentina

In Argentina, two new contracts for the RenovAr 2 program were signed for the supply of renewable power, which will be built in the province of Buenos Aires and San Luis. The Biogas Pacuca Bio Energy Thermal Power Plant will … Continue reading

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Bioethanol producers seek molasses imports approval to meet demand

In the Philippines, bioethanol distillers and producers asked the government, Sugar Regulatory Administration which is part of the Department of Agriculture, to allow molasses imports, in order to meet the yearly demand of 500 million liters of bioethanol and help … Continue reading

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Ethanol hits new export record of 1.4B gallons

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons, by partnering with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy … Continue reading

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