May 28, 2015
Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014, report the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. Renewable energy use grew an average of 5% per year over 2001-2014 from its most recent low in 2001. The... [Read More]

May 28, 2015
Palm oil is predominantly consumed for food applications, however in the last decade palm oil consumption for biofuels has increased considerably. According to Frost & Sullivan, global palm oil production is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 5.9% in the period 2011 to 2020 to reach 84 million tonnes. The majority of this growth is expected... [Read More]

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May 27, 2015
Ceres, an agricultural biotechnology company, has been awarded a US patent for a genetic sequence derived from soyabean, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and plant transformation. The company believes that its gene is useful in regulating key biosynthetic processes that are the target of a class of commercial herbicides. Ceres plans... [Read More]

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May 27, 2015
Methes Energies says it will start offering epoxidized soyabean oil (ESO) and natural polyol from its facility in Sombra, Ontario. Both of these bio-based products help address growing global demand for the replacement of non-sustainable products, such as fossil fuel chemicals, across a wide range of industries. Among other things, ESO can be used in the production of... [Read More]

May 27, 2015
Cristal Union and Global Bioenergies have formed a joint venture to build and operate France's first bio-sourced isobutene production plant. The JV, IBN-One, will build and operate the first plant in France converting renewable resources into isobutene. IBN-One is a 'société anonyme' (limited liability corporation) with share capital of €1 million – jointly... [Read More]

May 27, 2015
Aventine Renewable Energy has installed its third Valicor corn oil separation system. The new $4.4 million (€4 million) 'plug and play' modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110 million gallons per year Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska. 'By adapting new technologies to the dry-milling process, we're able to extract and market higher value co-products,... [Read More]

May 27, 2015
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is investing in substantial improvements and expansions to its port facilities in Puerto San Martin in the Argentine state of Santa Fe, enhancing the company's capability to export grain and other agricultural products from the region. The improvements, which will include the construction of a new berth for barge discharge and the addition... [Read More]

May 27, 2015
Air Liquide Industrial US (Air Liquide) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare County, California. The new 450 tonne per day facility is one of three carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities owned and operated by Air Liquide in the state. The facility captures carbon dioxide emissions from an ethanol plant owned by Calgren Renewable... [Read More]

May 26, 2015
Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the US Grains Council (USGC) recently travelled to Tokyo to follow up on an industry market assessment of the potential to export US ethanol to Japan. Over the next two years, the government of Japan will be undertaking a full review of its national energy policies, including biofuels, potentially... [Read More]

May 21, 2015
UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, a new multi-stakeholder coalition,... [Read More]

May 21, 2015
Sweden-based Taurus Energy and Canadian yeast and bacteria specialist Lallemand have signed a collaboration agreement to develop, market, sell and distribute Taurus' Gen 2 XyloFerm yeast platform on the US market. 'It has been our goal from the beginning to market our yeast technology globally,' says Lars Welin, CEO, Taurus Energy. 'Partnering with Lallemand with its... [Read More]

May 21, 2015
Ethanol producer Poet has selected Aras PLM Solution Suite to drive product development and engineering best practices, improve processes and product tracking, and improve visibility into product-related data throughout the enterprise and extended supply chain. Technology company Aras is a manufacturer of enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Poet will... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Gevo, a renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, has priced its underwritten public offering of common stock units. The company announced that it has agreed to sell 4,300,000 common stock units. Each common stock unit consists of one share of common stock and one-tenth of a Series C warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a public offering price... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Global Bioenergies and Audi announce that the first batch of renewable petrol has been produced. It will be presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference to be held in Pomacle on the 21 May. The first isobutene batch produced from renewable resources (here: corn-derived glucose) at Global Bioenergies' industrial pilot in Pomacle-Bazancourt, near Reims... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Aemetis, an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, has announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three... [Read More]