Monthly Archives: July 2019

Aemetis’ Indian biodiesel plant sees revenues ramp up past $50 million a year

In India, Aemetis, Inc. announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary ramped revenues to more than a $50 million per year run rate after biodiesel shipments commenced in May pursuant to the previously announced $23 million biodiesel supply contract to the … Continue reading

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Delta’s newest A321 first to fly on biofuel

In Alabama, the newest A321 in Delta’s fleet made its initial flight on Friday completely carbon-neutral, a first for Delta as it continues to make strategic moves to bolster its ongoing sustainability commitments. Delta has partnered with Air BP to … Continue reading

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US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

In California, on July 8, a United States District judge sentenced the corporation known as American Biodiesel, Inc. for violations of the Clean Water Act. American Biodiesel, Inc., registered in San Joaquin County as Community Fuels, manufactured biodiesel fuel on … Continue reading

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India’s first ethanol motorcycle to sell for just $1,750

In India, TVS Motor Company created a benchmark in the industry by launching India’s first Ethanol based motorcycle – TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The motorcycle was launched by Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and … Continue reading

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T&E says EU-Mercosur deal to see EU imports of soy for biodiesel jump

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says that the new EU-Mercosur trade deal, in addition to opening up for market for Brazilian ethanol, also reduces or eliminates duties that Mercosur currently imposes on exports of soybean products to the EU. This … Continue reading

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Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

In Malaysia, The Edge newspaper reports that the country plans to take the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its treatment of palm oil for biofuel and expects to launch the complaint by November. The country’s attorney general … Continue reading

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Michigan Technological University sheds new light on whole-tree logging for biomass

In Michigan, whole-tree aspen logging promotes renewable biomass energy from tops and branches, parts of the tree that are often left in the forest during logging in favor of the tree’s trunk, using the residual that remains after a sustainable … Continue reading

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New NNFCC report slams UK’s use of imported UCO for biofuels

In the UK, NNFCC has released a new report on the ‘Implications of Imported Used Cooking Oil as Biodiesel Feedstock.’ The report discusses how UK biofuels policy: • Is driving the growing use of imported Used Cooking Oil to produce … Continue reading

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Carbon-negative fuels come clearer, closer with Oberon’s leap to demo scale

From California comes news that Oberon Fuels has been officially awarded a grant for $2,876,139 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), with what could arguably be the … Continue reading

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Path to Plant and Partners: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Avantium, originally launched in 2000 as a spin-off from Shell, is a chemical technology company and develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for renewable chemistry solutions – from invention to commercially … Continue reading

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11 Fatal No-No’s and 15 Yay-Yay’s: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lobbying for Your Cause

It’s tough to win the public policy debate and the government agency funding battles, so American Diversified Energy offered this super helpful presentation at the ABLC this past April on how to make sure you are lobbying – successfully – … Continue reading

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Feed the Fish: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to NovoNutrients

In line with today’s top story about NovoNutrients, check out this Multi-Slide Guide from CEO David Tze summing up their IP and process technology, overview of the aquaculture industry, how NovoMeal fits the bill, how it was validated in rainbow trout … Continue reading

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Designer proteins lay foundation for engineered nano-scale circuits, sensors and filters

In Washington, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington School of Medicine demonstrated that artificial proteins engineered from scratch were assembled into nanorod arrays, designer filaments and honeycomb lattices on the surface … Continue reading

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India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

In India, at an event on Friday celebrating the launch of India’s first ethanol based motorcycle, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, spoke of how the use of biofuels, like ethanol and butanol in particular, could help … Continue reading

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Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dropped 12 per cent over the past marketing year and is currently at a level lower than that recorded … Continue reading

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Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

In the Philippines, the seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership provided an opportunity for the U.S. Grains Council to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of … Continue reading

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Avantium CFO Frank Roerink to step down at the end of 2019

In the Netherlands, Avantium’s CFO and member of the Management Board, Frank Roerink, will leave the company at the end of 2019. He will continue to fulfill his responsibilities for the remainder of the year. This allows the company to … Continue reading

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NEXT signs agreement with labor union for operating renewable fuels plant

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels signed a peace agreement with UFCW 555, agreeing to remain neutral in any future union organizing efforts for operating staff at their planned biofuels manufacturing plant at Port Westward in Columbia County. The agreement allows … Continue reading

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Lyonsdale Biomass facility to be dismantled, looking for prospects

In New York, the Lyonsdale Biomass energy facility will be dismantled this summer and the vacant 46-acre property will be transferred to the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency, and ReEnergy will work with the Lewis County IDA to market the … Continue reading

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Green Biologics closes Minnesota butanol and acetone plant

In Minnesota, UK-based Green Biologics Limited is winding down operations and closing the Little Falls, Minnesota plant that produces renewable butanol and acetone. Just last year, the company was working with Florida-based Kreussler on a corn-based dry cleaning solvent, as … Continue reading

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