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Fly Green: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to SkyNRG

SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers across 5 continents in the world. SkyNRG’s sustainable jet fuel can offer CO2 emission reductions up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel. SkyNRG’s Oskar … Continue reading

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Gevo to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process at Luverne facility

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it has entered into two separate operating leases and service agreements with Shockwave LLC to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process as well as related technology and equipment at Gevo’s production facility in Luverne, MN … Continue reading

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Brazilian company to launch patented vinasse transportation tank

In Brazil, Engcom will launch its patented vinasse transportation tank at a sugar industry trade fair in Sao Paulo state next week, demonstrating faster, safer and more efficient transportation of vinasse at the mills. Compared to other products in the … Continue reading

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South Korean ethanol imports fall 41% from June to July

In South Korea, Platts reports that July ethanol imports fell more than 41% from June at 22,668 metric tons. Nearly 70% of the 10,335 tons of undenatured ethanol imported in July came from Pakistan, followed by Brazil, pushing out Australia … Continue reading

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Scania closes up ethanol bus service in India

In India, Scania notified the Nagpur Municipal Corporation that it would no longer be operating its green ethanol bus fleet as of August 13 after first indicating in June that the project would come to an end. The company began … Continue reading

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European waste-based biodiesel squeezed due to high stocks and falling euro

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that growing stocks of biodiesel made from both UCO and tallow, considered second generation fuels in Europe because they are produced from waste feedstock, prices have fallen and the market expects UCOME and TME to … Continue reading

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RFA launches ad campaign targeting EPA administrator while in Iowa

In Washington, coinciding with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s visit to Iowa this week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a week-long ad campaign in the state, urging the agency to follow the direction of President Trump by maintaining a … Continue reading

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DOE researchers using new methods to identify genes in biofuel and biomaterial feedstocks

In Washington, to improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in plants and microbes. To understand these interactions, Department of Energy scientists are using different layers of information (about the … Continue reading

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Vancouver (Canada!) to transition all diesel vehicles to 100% biodiesel

In Canada, the City of Vancouver has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the City’s diesel … Continue reading

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Strategic Advance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM’s Q2

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all … Continue reading

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DowDuPont

DuPont has developed a multi-part strategy to deliver new technologies to the growing biofuels and chemicals markets market. The strategy includes: (1) improving existing ethanol production through differentiated agriculture seed products and crop protection solutions as well as through improved bioprocessing … Continue reading

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Andeavor’s petroleum refinery switch-over to renewables, in the heart of Bakken shale: what are the drivers?

News arrived this week from Dickinson, North Dakota that Andeavor is proposing to switch its refinery there over from petroleum refining to the production of renewable diesel.The timing will be 2020, the feedstock is waste and crop-based oils, the capacity will … Continue reading

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Bharat Petroleum Corp gets environmental permission for 2G Odisha plant

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that Bharat Petroleum Corp has received environmental clearance from the environment ministry’s Environment Assessment Committee, the next stage in the approval process for its proposed $106.5 million, 100,000 liter per day cellulosic … Continue reading

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State to hold air quality permit hearing for POET’s planned Indiana biorefinery

In Indiana, although POET has already started earthmoving at its proposed biorefinery in Shelbyville, the state’s Department of Environmental Management has convened a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss primarily issues related to air quality in relation to the application … Continue reading

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FDA approves Brazilian GMO sugarcane

In Washington, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded recently that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil’s first genetically-modified sugarcane variety, called CTC20BT and developed by the CTC, is safe. The US FDA focused its safety assessment on sugar … Continue reading

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SIMEC Atlantis converting Welsh power plant to run on biomass and waste

In the UK, SIMEC Atlantis took over the Uskmouth, Wales power plant in June and is converting it to run on biomass and waste. Post conversion, the station will export 220MW of baseload power to the grid using an end-of-waste … Continue reading

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First cargo of 290 million liters of ethanol booked into the US set to land next week

In California, Platts reports that the first import of ethanol in the US is set to arrive on August 20 into the Port of San Francisco, carrying 40 million liters of ethanol from the Port of Santos, Brazil at $540/cu … Continue reading

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Indian standalone ethanol distilleries seen coming online in October

In India, the sugar millers association expects much of the newly installed 250 million liters of ethanol production capacity at standalone distilleries to come online in October, well ahead of when sugar mills typically start producing ethanol two or three … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers tweak yeast genes to better tolerate pretreatment

In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals. They published their findings recently in the journal Genetics. … Continue reading

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Thailand to boost renewable energy ambitions to 50%

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that in conjunction with the local launch of Shell’s Sky Scenario initiative, the government announced it would increase its ambitions for renewable energy consumption by setting its target at 50% in the next 40 … Continue reading

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