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22 October 2014 Partnership to advance castor cultivation in Brazil

Agricultural research institute The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Evofuel, the wholly owned subsidiary of plant genomics company Evogene, which specialises in enhancing...
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22 October 2014 DuPont and Ethanol Europe to develop Macedonia cellulosic biorefinery

DuPont and Ethanol Europe have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of the Republic of Macedonia to develop a commercial-scale 2G ethanol plant to supply the...
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22 October 2014 UAE to spend up to $250 million in ethanol investment

The Egyptian government proposes the UAE invest $250 million in a 100,000 tonne per year molasses-based ethanol plant.


Egypt has also suggested the purchase of a $240 million ethanol...
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22 October 2014 Air France-KLM to use biofuels in weekly flights

Air France-KLM plans to fly weekly flights from Toulouse to Paris using a blend of kerosene.


The airline will fly planes with a 10% blend of biofuel until September next year.

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20 October 2014 Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.


Construction on the biorefinery finished in mid-August and it began...
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16 October 2014 Simple Fuels to buy Yokayo Biofuels

In the US, Simple Fuels is to acquire the assets of California-based Yokayo Biofuels.


The transaction includes the sale of Yokayo's biodiesel operations, as well as its oil...
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16 October 2014 Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros Occidental, the Philippines.

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15 October 2014 Fire damages Valero ethanol plant

Valero's ethanol plant in Montgomery County, Indiana caught fire on 13 October, just after1.30am.


The blaze, it has been reported, started in the dryer area and the plant's west...
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15 October 2014 Indian Oil and Celanese sign MoU

State-owned oil and gas corporation Indian Oil and technology company Celanese have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential of a joint investment in an ethanol plant to be...
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15 October 2014 Chempolis and NRL partner for bamboo-based ethanol production

Chempolis, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to jointly build a biorefinery in the state of Assam,...
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13 October 2014 Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Lithuania

Neste Oil has announced that its Neste Pro Diesel containing NEXBTL renewable diesel is now available in Lithuania.


The fuel will be distributed through the company's local retail...
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13 October 2014 Changes to the German storage sector

According to Janhein van der Eijnden, Managing Director of Vopak Germany, there are three main factors influencing the bulk liquid storage sector in the country.


Firstly, the closure...
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13 October 2014 BlueFire Renewables signs EPC contract for cellulosic ethanol plant

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton,...
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9 October 2014 Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

Recyclers Baker Commodities has acquired a controlling interest in San Diego, California-based New Leaf Biofuel.


The acquisition of New Leaf enables Baker to expand into other...
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9 October 2014 DuPont’s $500 million winning ethanol bet

DuPont's $500 million (€391 million) bet on producing ethanol from corn crop waste will pay off as companies add to demand for renewable chemicals and fuels.


The US chemical...
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9 October 2014 Ecuador to up domestic ethanol sales by 2017

Ecuador's government is looking to expand local ethanol distribution throughout the country by 2017 to reduce gas emissions and fuel imports.


The mix, which contains locally-produced...
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9 October 2014 Vopak, Oiltanking, Simon Storage and Tanquid on one conference programme

Four of the top terminal operators in Germany: Vopak, Simon Storage, Oiltanking and Tanquid will all be coming together on the 19-20 November in Hamburg to discuss the country's bulk liquid...
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9 October 2014 Partnership to build new cellulosic ethanol plant in Slovak Republic

Biochemtex and Beta Renewables signed a contract with Energochemica for the construction of a second generation ethanol plant in the Slovak Republic.


The plant, which will be built...
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9 October 2014 Green Fuel's E20 blending scheduled for April 2015

The management team at Green Fuel's Chisumbanje ethanol plant plans to introduce E20 fuel blending in April 2015, providing it receives necessary investment.


'There is the need to...
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7 October 2014 Cool Planet receives $91 million USDA loan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will give a $91 million (€72 million) loan guarantee to help Cool Planet Energy Systems build a new biofuel plant in Louisiana.


The...
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7 October 2014 Argentina to build corn ethanol plant

Argentina's cooperatives association (Aca-Bio) has started work on a $130 million ethanol plant outside the city of Villa María.


The plant will process 380,000 tonnes per year...
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7 October 2014 Zimbabwe to licence new ethanol producers

Zimbabwe’s energy sector regulator plans to licence new ethanol producers to avoid dependency on single supplier Green Fuel (GF).


Under the country’s mandatory blending...
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3 October 2014 Next-generation Airbus A350 gets go-ahead

EU authorities has given the go ahead for Airbus' new long-haul A350 plane to start flying.


Deliveries of the next-generation aircraft will be sent to its first client Qatar Airways...
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3 October 2014 Genscape: Cellulosic RINs have potential to reach 75 million in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could help create up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, if active plants reach full capacity, suggests Genscape.

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2 October 2014 US Energy Department plans to overhaul algae production

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to spend up to $25 million (€19.8 million) on improving algae production and development.


The Department is working on reducing the...
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2 October 2014 Agrisoma in Carinata production move

Crop company Agrisoma Biosciences has finished the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014.


Cycle Capital Management led the...
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1 October 2014 Lufthansa and JatroSolutions sign MoU

International aviation group Lufthansa and sustainable energy specialists JatroSolutions have signed an MoU to make the production of jatropha commercially viable.


Lufthansa will...
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1 October 2014 National Biodiesel Board objects to EU trade barriers

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filed comments with the European Commission (EC) challenging blocked US biodiesel exports to Europe.


Since 2009, the EC has prevented biodiesel...
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30 September 2014 EPA approves injection permit for ethanol project

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved permits for Archer Daniels Midland's ethanol plant.


The permits enable the underground injection and storage of carbon...
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30 September 2014 KazMunayGas ordered to pay over $70 million to ANAF

KazMunayGas Trading has lost its court case against Austrian oil company OMV Petrom.


The product and supplies company will have to pay over $70 million (€56 million) to Romanian...
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29 September 2014 Chisumbanje ethanol plant in waste matter row

Green Fuel's ethanol plant in Chisumbanje, Zimbabwe, is reportedly discharging harmful waste matter.


Zimbabwe's parliament has heard how the waste matter has reportedly caused some...
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26 September 2014 Fire at ADM’s Illinois ethanol plant

A minor fire broke out earlier this week at Archer Daniels Midland's ethanol plant in Peoria, Illinois, US.


At approximately 11.30 am on 22 September, an evaporator vessel that was...
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26 September 2014 Brazil’s first cellulosic ethanol plant opens

GranBio Investimentos, a Brazilian biotechnology company, has started production at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Alagoas, Brazil.


The company invested $190 million (€149...
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25 September 2014 Duo to build biorefinery factory in Malaysia

Elevance Renewable Sciences, a specialty chemicals company based in Illinois, the US, will partner with Malaysia's Genting Plantations, through its subsidiary Genting Integrated Biorefinery, to...
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25 September 2014 Red Rock supplies biofuel to military

Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels will supply biofuel to Southwest Airlines and to the military starting in 2016.


The airline has agreed to buy three million gallons of low-carbon jet...
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24 September 2014 Stolen tanker crashes causing ethanol leak

A stolen tanker crashed and leaked ethanol on Tuesday 24th September, in Autauga County, Alabama, US.


The driver, who stole the tanker truck from Florida Rock and Tank Lines in...
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24 September 2014 Fire at Abengoa ethanol plant

A fire has broken out at Abengoa Bioenergy's ethanol plant in Madison, Illinois, US.


At approximately 9.45am on Tuesday 24th September, a fire broke out in a corn silo following an...
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24 September 2014 New study: EPA’s delay on RFS rule creating increase in GHG emissions

The EPA's failure to finalise the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules will create an increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that is equal to placing 4.4 million additional cars on US...
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23 September 2014 SPA Renewables to build biodiesel plant in Greece

SPA Renewables, an emerging company that specialises in the collection and processing of Used Cooking Oil into biodiesel, is installing an 8,000 tonnes per year biodiesel plant in Corinth,...
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22 September 2014 Recycled cooking oil powers Finnair flight

On 23 September, Finnair used sustainable biofuel to operate its Airbus A330 flight from Helsinki to New York.


SkyNRG Nordic, a joint venture between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation,...
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22 September 2014 Automotive biofuels market is set to grow

Sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, particularly flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends have increased.


New analysis from...
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