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Feb 12, 2018
US biofuel industry gets tax credit
BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 9, 2018
Foam Lake, Saskatchewan based Milligan Biofuels has entered receivership, according to local media. The biofuels producer was known for taking oilseeds destined for local farm pits and converting them into bioproducts, including biodiesel. Feedstocks included green, frost damaged and lower quality canola, according to 620ckrm. Last week, an... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 9, 2018
A controversial study is claiming that the European Commission has wasted around €2 billion in ‘failed’ advanced biofuel plants. Conducted by Ethanol Europe Renewables (EERL), the operator of Europe’s ‘largest’ ethanol production facility - the Pannonia plant in Hungary, the research argues that “Less than 1% of... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Feb 8, 2018
Agrisoma Biosciences and Nuseed are in discussions over a distribution agreement for carinata seed, a biofuel feedstock that seems to be taking on an increasingly important role in the industry. A non-food grade mustard seed, carinata is believed to be well suited to being grown in Australia.... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 8, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has been boosted by two new members: renewable energy consultants EcoEngineers, and logistics company Eagle Transport. “I’m very excited to have both EcoEngineers and Eagle Transport Corp. join our membership,” said Brad Shimmens, director of operations and membership at NBB, in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 8, 2018
Next generation biofuels producer Gevo has signed an exclusive right to sell agreement with national fuel distributor Musket Corporation. Amending an existing supply agreement, the deal will see Musket sell Gevo’s renewable isobutanol within a 300 mile radius of Houston, Texas. According to Gevo, the agreement establishes... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 7, 2018
Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a major Indian oil company, has given a letter of acceptance of Praj Industries for its proprietary technology, basic engineering and design package. According to Praj, a process and project engineering company, the agreement is a major milestone towards commencement of work... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 7, 2018
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has announced the completion of a CAN$280 million (€181 million) investment round – the company’s largest to date. "We are very pleased to welcome new investors along with the support of our longstanding existing investors," said Enerkem's president and CEO, Vincent Chornet. "This... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 7, 2018
A team of scientists have produced paint primer on the basis of lignin – a plant residue and waste product from the production of bioethanol. The research, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Bremen, could be a step towards reducing the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 6, 2018
Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), a coalition of 12 advanced biofuels producers and technology developers, is calling on EU institutions to set its new advanced biofuels mandate to begin in 2021. According to the coalition, chaired by UPM’s Public Affairs director Marko Janhunen, this move would... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 6, 2018
Novozymes has unveiled its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, designed to help ethanol producers ‘get more’ from their raw materials. The first product in the new yeast platform is Innova Drive, a new yeast strain designed to reduce fermentation time by up to two hours compared... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 5, 2018
Finnish forest industry company and biofuel producer UPM has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in the southeast of Finland. The proposed site is in the area of a dismantled power plant formerly run by the Pohjolan Voima energy... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 5, 2018
In a Thursday 1 February interview with Fox News, US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said that the country’s biofuel policy was in need of an overhaul. The EPA administrator’s comments were in response to the recent bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil... [Read More]

BIOMASS NEWS
Feb 2, 2018
A $115 million bionenergy research centre has opened at the University of Illinois in the US. The new Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation had its opening ceremony on the 1 February 2018. A collaboration between the University’s Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 2, 2018
Contanda has officially withdrawn a permit application to handle and store crude oil at its Grays Harbor terminal in Washington, US. The storage and logistics service provider states that it now intends to pursue permits to expand the facility to handle and store a portfolio of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 1, 2018
A partnership between Samsung Electronics and Rural Development Solutions is set to deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Situated on the outskirts of Kakuma town, in north-west Kenya’s Turkana County, the Kakuma refugee camp had a population of 185,154 registered... [Read More]