July 6, 2015
Green Plains Partners has closed its initial public offering (IPO) of 11,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $15 (€13.5) per common unit. The number of common units issued at closing included 1,500,000 common units that were issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional common units. The common... [Read More]

July 6, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new online platform which will enable policy makers and other energy sector players to access the world's largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents. The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete solution... [Read More]

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July 3, 2015
Pacific Ethanol, a producer and marketer of renewable fuels in the western US, has completed its merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings. Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, says: 'We are pleased to complete this acquisition, establishing Pacific Ethanol as the sixth largest producer of ethanol in the US. In addition to more than doubling our ethanol... [Read More]

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July 1, 2015
Industrial bioscience company Amyris and Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A., (Total) have announced plans to restructure their existing fuels joint venture The agreement will allow Amyris to proceed with the commercialisation of its jet fuel technology over the coming years. Following the restructuring, Total would own... [Read More]

July 1, 2015
Methes Energies has entered into agreements with certain institutional investors for a registered direct placement of approximately $1.25 million (€1.1 million) of common stock at a price of $0.5435 per share. In addition, the company will issue to the investors warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,781,292 shares of common stock (approx. 77% warrant coverage).... [Read More]

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June 30, 2015
Amyris, an industrial bioscience company, has announced the successful completion of a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America. The program was designed to test the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW’s diesel technology. The collaboration included evaluating emissions reductions and demonstrating the performance... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to boost the EU capacity to stimulate growth and jobs via a more circular, low carbon and sustainable bioeconomy. The BBI is a €3.7 billion innovative partnership... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
Microvi Biotechnologies, an innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi's technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to alleviate... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
Atlantic Biodiesel has officially opened its state-of-the-art renewable fuel facility located in the Niagara Greenbelt in Welland, Ontario. 'Our facility is up and running. We are excited to be a part of this community and to support the local economy. We are making a commitment today; where we are able to, we're going to source locally,' says Michael Paszti, COO of Atlantic... [Read More]

June 25, 2015
Following Cascades' announcement of major investments in a biorefinery project at its Norampac-Cabano facility, biorefinery technology developer American Process (API) has implemented its GreenBox+ technology in this project. Cascades works to recover recyclable materials and manufacture green packaging products and tissue paper. The GreenBox+ thermomechanical process... [Read More]

June 25, 2015
Boeing has announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing, including the first flight with US-made 'green diesel' and two new environment-related technologies. These developments advance the ecoDemonstrator programme's mission to accelerate the testing and use of technologies to improve aviation's environmental performance. 'With the ecoDemonstrator, Boeing... [Read More]

June 25, 2015
Gevo has received an endorsement for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support and recommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. The NMMA... [Read More]

June 25, 2015
The European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePure) has released its annual 2015 State of the Industry Report. The report offers a comprehensive look at the European ethanol industry, its market and policy environment, and is accompanied by a key facts sheet, which presents a concise overview of industry data, and a map of ethanol biorefineries in Europe. The report also... [Read More]

June 24, 2015
SynSel Energi AS, a member of SynSel Energy Inc. (SynSel), has entered into an IH2 process demonstration license agreement with CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company, a member of the CRI Catalyst group (CRI), a global group of catalyst technology companies. IH2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermo-chemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural... [Read More]

June 24, 2015
Pacific Ethanol, a producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the US, has acquired the final 4% ownership interest in PE Op Co., the sole owner of the Pacific Ethanol plants, bringing the company's total ownership interest in PE Op Co. to 100%. Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, says: 'We achieved our major milestone of regaining 100% ownership... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
Ergon Biofuels has announced that its ethanol plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi is back to full operation following a brief suspension in services to facilitate renovations and upgrades. The plant was originally established in 2007. On 31 December 2013 the facility became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ergon BioSciences and was rebranded as Ergon Biofuels. The installation... [Read More]