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India’s UCO program launches with 64 companies at 101 different locations

In India, as part of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s initiative to collect used cooking oil for biodiesel production, 64 companies at 101 different locations will participate in the program. By 2020, the program hopes to collect … Continue reading

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Water availability key challenge for proposed VNA biofuel project in Kansas

In Kansas, the availability of water is the key issue at hand for both local residents and VNA who is promoting the development of a biofuel plant in Sumner County. Meeting with the county’s planning commission at a public hearing, … Continue reading

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Community concerns about Indiana POET biorefinery seems to be easing

In Indiana, the turn out for the public hearing regarding the air quality permit for the proposed POET biorefinery in Shelbyville was just a tenth of those who opposed the facility at the recently planning meeting, perhaps indicating that community … Continue reading

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ADM picks up Brazil’s Algar Agro to boost oilseed processing capacity

In Brazil, Archer Daniels Midland Co. has reached an agreement to purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro, including oilseeds processing facilities in Uberlândia in the state of Minas Gerais, and Porto Franco in Maranhão. Under the terms of the … Continue reading

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European FAME 0 prices hit three-month low despite summer demand

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that even though summer demand for FAME 0 has been steady, prices have fallen to a three-month low of $874.25 per metric ton as imports continue to flow in to the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region but low … Continue reading

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European bioeconomy seen strongly linked with SDGs

In Belgium, a new paper of Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates the strong link between the SDGs, the bioeconomy and the Bio-Based Industries with concrete examples. Thanks to BIC’s Partnership with the European Union since 2014, the Bio-Based Industries Joint … Continue reading

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European researchers say African expansion of palm oil could impact primates

In Italy, future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led by the European Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. The … Continue reading

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Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

In Iowa, Congressman Steve King says that rather than a $12 billion bailout to farmers as a result of negative impacts from the trade war with China and other major importing countries, the White House should instead approve higher blends … Continue reading

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Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis report, who’s up, who’s down?

In today’s Digest, let’s look at trends driving the industry’s results at scale — and while money is not the measure of all progress, it is the ultimate yardstick and especially for companies that have reached industrial scale. So, let’s … Continue reading

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Metsä’s biorefinery achieves 100% production capacity on schedule

In Finland, Metsä’s biorefinery in Äänekoski achieved 100% production capacity by August 8 as planned, when it produced its millionth ton of pulp following commissioning August 15, 2017. The facility produces product gas from bark, sulphuric acid from the mill’s … Continue reading

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Ethanol production falls slightly while stocks rise to highest since mid-March

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration Agency data shows ethanol production fell slightly last week to an average of 1.072 million b/d while stocks rose by of 94,000 barrels to their highest level since mid-March at 1.189 billion … Continue reading

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Nippon Biodiesel developing mobile money project to help up to 5 million farmers

In India, the Nikkei reports that Japan’s Nippon Biodiesel is developing a mobile money system that will allow villages in India and later in Sri Lanka and Mozambique collectively sell their crops as well as buy inputs such as fertilizers. … Continue reading

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Wilmar’s Q2 results boosted by positive biodiesel economics

In Singapore, The Edge reports that Wilmar’s Q2 was saved in large part thanks to biodiesel due to the positive spread between crude palm oil and gasoil, a feature that is likely to continue throughout the year. Looking ahead into … Continue reading

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Karnataka mills worry there are still barriers to boosting ethanol production

In India, Karnataka sugar mills believe they won’t benefit from the recent deregulation of sugarcane juice and heavy molasses for ethanol feedstock due to oil marketing companies requiring cost sharing for transport and that 28% goods and services tax that … Continue reading

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New Zealand start up looking to take cue from bees to produce biodegradable plastic

In New Zealand, Humble Bee is collecting material produced by Banksia bees in southwest Queensland in an attempt to reverse engineer a biodegradable plastic that is also water-repellent and flame-resistant. The bees line their nests with a cellophane-like plastic, so … Continue reading

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Saudi researchers find biofuels could significantly reduce NOx and other GHGs

In Saudi Arabia, switching to renewable fuels could significantly lower exhaust emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as curbing global greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have combined computer analysis … Continue reading

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Senator Grassley believes EPA has taken RIN generation from exports off the table

In Washington, Senator Chuck Grassley says that following discussions with the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency he no longer believes that that controversial proposal to generate RINs from ethanol exports is still an option for reform of the … Continue reading

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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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