Category Archives: Biodiesel Report

High-Performance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

The company is now safely emerged from its celebrated IPO, and is embarked on the development of the first commercial plant project with its JV partner BASF — so, its been a big period and even more critical thresholds lie … Continue reading

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ADM and DuPont team up to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company and DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes for operators of grain-based ethanol plants. Cellulase enzymes assist in hydrolyzing the corn kernel fiber, which consists mostly of cellulose … Continue reading

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ePure study shows European ethanol delivers 70% average GHG emissions savings

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers. The number represents the latest of a string of annual increases … Continue reading

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Brazilian Senate approves bill allowing direct hydrous ethanol sales

In Brazil, RTT News reports that the country’s Senate has given the green light for direct hydrous ethanol sales to fuel stations in a 47-2 vote but the House is yet to give its approval. The idea is to cut … Continue reading

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EPA could re-allocate RIN requirements during RVO announcement Friday

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency could announce re-allotments of RIN requirements waived under the hardship waiver program to other refiners as early as Friday, a move that would reduce the potential 1.8 billion gallon ethanol glut … Continue reading

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Growth Energy says E15 could boost ethanol demand by 350 million gallons by 2021

In Washington, more than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released by Growth Energy. The report touts the immense success of E15 and the accomplishments of … Continue reading

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Federal grand jury indicts two Colorado business owners for biodiesel tax credit scam

In Colorado, a federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed Wednesday, charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the United States and to commit money laundering, money laundering and filing … Continue reading

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DOE announces $40 million for 31 microbe-based research projects benefiting biofuels and bioproducts

In Washington, on June 18 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe boosts ethanol blend to 20% thanks to increased supplies

In Zimbabwe, the government has pushed mandatory ethanol blending back up to 20% from the previous 15% to reflect increased supply availability of ethanol from Green Fuel. With gas prices currently running at $1.44 per liter, it is hoped that … Continue reading

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Taking off: Velocys, Shell, British Airways,  UK Government, New Energy Risk, Red Rock Biofuels, TCG Global, PQ, and Advanced Plasma Power figure in key renewable jet fuel project advances

New Energy Risk’s new performance insurance for TCG Global’s gasifiers and a significant project advance from Velocys in the UK are on the docket today.  These companies and the news this morning are united as key project components in the … Continue reading

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Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced the successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at a Wilmar International processing plant in Jiangsu province, China. The technology is being used to produce FAME for oleochemicals and … Continue reading

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Royal DSM introduces eBOOST™ to boost ethanol yields

In New Jersey, Royal DSM introduced eBOOST, a complete solution for ethanol producers seeking higher yield and significantly reduced glycerol production in starch conversion processes. The launch took place at the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop (fuelethanolworkshop.com) in Omaha, Nebraska, USA … Continue reading

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Brazilian mills hit hard during recent truckers strike

In Brazil, Reuters reports that sugar mills could have processed 13 million metric tons more cane during the last half of May were it not for the truckers strike that also kept more than 300,000 tons from being exported or … Continue reading

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Construction of Bharat Petroleum’s 2G ethanol plant to begin by August

In India, construction of Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s $148 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Bargarh is set to begin in July or August following delays due to the Odisha authorities failing to grant the land required for the facility. The plant … Continue reading

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NATSO launches Alternative Fuels Council

In Washington, NATSO Inc. on June 12 launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com) to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. The Alternative … Continue reading

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Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

In Kansas, residents four miles north and four miles west of the EGE Products ethanol plant near Minneola were evacuated Tuesday following a fire that broke out and took four hours to get under control. Local fire officials were concerned … Continue reading

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Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

In Asia, team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature Energy, they describe their technique … Continue reading

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking … Continue reading

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 21st, 2018

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly … Continue reading

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Succinic’s next season: 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. In this overview of … Continue reading

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