Monthly Archives: May 2019

ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions by 71% compared to fossil fuels in 2018

In Belgium, ePure says European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 71% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018, well above the minimum legal requirements, according to new certified data from producers. That continues a seven-year trend, … Continue reading

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USGC data shows non-beverage ethanol fastest growing US export over the past decade

In Washington, recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin. In 2018, U.S. ethanol exports totaled more than 6.5 billion liters … Continue reading

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Canaplan sees Brazilian mills using up to 66% of cane for ethanol in 2019/20

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Canaplan has increased its estimate of cane crushed for ethanol production during the 2019/20 season to between 65.5% and 66%, jumping from its estimate in April at the start of the crush of 62%. As … Continue reading

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Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

In Iowa, the Gazette newspaper reports that the White House has confirmed President Trump will visit Iowa on June 11 to attend a private Republican party fundraiser in West Des Moines and presumably to announce the implementation of year-round E15 … Continue reading

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Atvos files for bankruptcy protection

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that Atvos, owned by Odebrecht, failed to make payments on its $250 million loans to Lone Star Funds and Castlelake at the end of 2017 so has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company currently produces … Continue reading

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Public sale of B10 officially launched in Thailand

In Thailand, PetrolPlaza reports that B10 fuel officially went on sale this week when the country’s energy minister officiated at the first public sale, known as UltraForce Diesel B10 and retailed by PTT. In an effort to encourage drivers to … Continue reading

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Efficient Robotics commercializes NTP screening for quickly screening biomolecules

In Germany, the global biotechnology research and development community now has a commercial breakthrough microfluidic platform that revolutionizes the process of ultra-high throughput screening for the optimization of enzymes, antibodies, proteins, microbial strains and mammalian cells. Efficient Robotics GmbH has … Continue reading

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European bio-based economy launches bio-society 2050 vision

In Belgium, 16 organizations teamed with the Bio-Based Industries Consortium and its members along with the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking’s the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee to develop and publish their vision for a circular European bio-society by 2050 … Continue reading

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Biomass-based 3D printing, renewable solvents, fermentation-based CBD, coffee waste upcycling, algae-based ink, limestone paper and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 31st

As we wrap up the last day of the month of May, the pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 31st In today’s Digest, biomass-based 3D … Continue reading

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Strategy for Growth: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol

The Digest’s new “Stocks Worth Tracking” Multi-Slide Guide Series highlights hot companies that are making strides in the bioeconomy. Today’s “Stock Worth Tracking” is Pacific Ethanol. Pacific Ethanol was originally founded in 2003 as the first pure-play ethanol company and … Continue reading

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Amyris receives first cash payment of $10 million for reaching cannabinoid milestones

In California, Amyris reported that it has received from its cannabinoid partner, LAVVAN, a first cash payment of $10 million for having successfully delivered on its first major collaboration milestone as announced on March 29, 2019. “We are very pleased … Continue reading

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Gevo supplied fuel to first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc.  announced last week that it is supplying its sustainable and renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to World Fuel Services Corporation, for use in business jets at the first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration held at TAG Farnborough … Continue reading

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EU-funded RoadToBio project publishes strategy to achieve 25% bio in chemical industry by 2030

In Germany, the European-funded RoadToBio project has published a detailed strategy document that aims to guide the European chemical industry towards integration with the bioeconomy through looking at current and future opportunities for biochemicals in everything from cosmetics and paints … Continue reading

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UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

In Turkey, Prensa Latina reports that the biodiesel industry from used cooking oil is finally picking up in the country. Last year’s fledgling production saw about 35,000 metric tons being turned into about $35 million worth of biodiesel, a figure … Continue reading

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Imperial County agrees to extend loan to California Ethanol & Power

In California, local press reports that Imperial County has agreed to extend the deadline for the $600,000 loan it provided to California Ethanol & Power with interim interest payments to be made due to circumstances that lead to delays in … Continue reading

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HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

In Spain, HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is … Continue reading

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Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

In Illinois, U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently released an updated version of an online computer model meant to help bioenergy developers preserve critical resources. The model, called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 U.S. states and … Continue reading

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Argentina trying to push US to end anti-dumping tariffs faster

In Argentina, Reuters reports that the government is pushing the US to hurry up its process reviewing whether or not Argentine biodiesel negatively impacts the US’s domestic biodiesel industry so biodiesel exports can resume as quickly as possible. Before tariffs … Continue reading

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Innovative Foundation in Iowa

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest In Iowa, we work tirelessly to maintain our reputation as a bioscience epicenter with a continuous focus on innovation and collaboration. By capitalizing on our agricultural roots and … Continue reading

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Algae and Synthetic Ecology: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to New Mexico Consortium

New Mexico Consortium is non-profit corporation formed by 3 NM universities to facilitate research collaborations for universities, industry & Los Alamos Laboratory. They are looking to algae as a solution where cell factories could produce energy in a carbon neutral … Continue reading

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