Volume 7, Issue 3
Published: April 29, 2013
There were signs of increased spot trading for biodiesel in the US early in Q2 after sluggish deal-making activity in starting out 2013, coinciding with a pickup in distillate demand and gains in truck... [Read more]
The European Commission seeks to create serious structure for second generation biofuels, as a new report finds double and quadruple counting to be ineffective   Epure, the European renewable ethanol... [Read more]
As the US RFA queries a cellulosic biofuels target for this year, Canada announces a new programme to boost its agricultural sector   First up, the US Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has urged the... [Read more]
While renewable energy in the UK has performed strongly, biofuels have dipped but a new European Commission report points to a healthy future for the liquid fuel   New government figures have revealed... [Read more]
James Barrett caught up with the CEO of a small Michigan biodiesel company to discuss its large future aspirations   Being based in the US, a country that is a major player in the global export of... [Read more]
James Barrett raised a glass and spoke to Merrick and Company’s VP Steve Wagner as he discovered the story behind its brewing ethanol success   Merrick and Company is a global business that... [Read more]
Pre-processors, distillation, public or private equity, RIN futures, cold-soak, quality assurance – biodiesel producers face a barrage of variables everyday that affect revenue, sales and, most importantly,... [Read more]
Corn and RIN price issues still dominate US ethanol, but expanding its feedstock options and customer base would change all that   Corn will set records this year as it receives the most support since... [Read more]
Minnesota-based industry analysts Christianson and Partners reviews the lay of the US ethanol land and offers tips to anyone looking to buy or sell facilities   No doubt about it, the US ethanol industry... [Read more]
Beta Renewables uses heat integration as one way of reducing emissions and keeping its commercial plant profitable   Second generation ethanol processes are gradually moving from the pilot and demonstration... [Read more]
Pannonia Ethanol’s Steve Moore believes disregarding DDGS simply as a by-product of ethanol production is a narrow minded game   One debate within Europe regarding biofuels appears puzzling... [Read more]
The huge increase in ethanol production over the past decade has provided producers an unprecedented opportunity to produce profitable co-products. These products, such as dried distillers grains with... [Read more]
Oil majors have plenty of money and technical expertise, and they need biofuels to blend with their petroleum products, so why have they stopped investing in biofuel R&D?   With a hundred years... [Read more]
Around 40% of ethanol plants were extracting corn oil in 2011 – this has now risen to as high as 75%. Phil Thane looks at the bitter battles between rivals, the differences between the technologies... [Read more]
In a capital-intensive industry such as industrial biotech, start-ups cannot only gain access to technology and know-how, but also secure significant investments through developing partnerships  ... [Read more]
David Berry, a partner with Flagship Ventures, reveals the winning formula that will make biofuel start-ups more attractive to investors   In every entrepreneurial sector, founders and managers are... [Read more]
Activated carbons, in their various forms, can purify glycerine to a colourless, odourless standard   Glycerine is a clear, odourless viscous liquid with a huge number of industrial applications including... [Read more]
How can European biodiesel producers meet EN 14214 standards during tough times?   During the last few years biodiesel production in Europe has increased but, due to a lack of profitability, many... [Read more]