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25 July 2014 Agri-Energy reveals renewable diesel production plan

Agri-Energy plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas, US.


The plant will use its corn distillers oil (CDO) along with other feedstocks...
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25 July 2014 China releases new rules on US DDG imports

The US Grains Council (USGC) reveals that China's Import Inspection Authority, AQSIQ, now requires US distiller's dried grains (DDG) imports to be officially certified free of the MIR 162 GMO...
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24 July 2014 Aemetis receives $3 million grant for sorghum project

Aemetis has received a $3 million (€2.2 million) matching grant award from the California Energy Commission (CEC) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Programme.

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24 July 2014 EPA approves new biodiesel rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed rules that create a programme to control fraud and adopt new technologies.


The programme will tackle fraud in biodiesel...
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23 July 2014 Lesaffre acquires Butalco

Following the launch of its new business unit Leaf Technologies, Lesaffre has announced the acquisition of start-up company Butalco.


Research company Butalco focuses on yeast...
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23 July 2014 Algal biofuels development receives $3.5 million investment

Cellana, a biofuels company based in Kailua-Kona, will receive a $3.5 million (€2.6 million) grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to pursue an integrated, high-yield algae biofuel...
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22 July 2014 Feedstock improvement projects receive $12.6 million

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected ten projects to receive funding aimed at furthering genetic breeding programmes.


The programmes...
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22 July 2014 Web platform reveals crop conditions

Genscape's LandViewer website offers an insight into current corn crop condition and price correlation.


The data, which covers over 1,400 counties, provides information of pricing at...
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21 July 2014 UAE evaluates €490 million ethanol projects

A senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum reports that Egypt is currently evaluating the proposal of three petrochemical projects to the UAE, two of which focus on bioethanol production...
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21 July 2014 Allied Distilleries opens new ethanol plant

A multi-billion naira ethanol plant has opened at Igbesa, Ogun State, Africa.


Allied Atlantic Distilleries is the first ever cassava-based ethanol plant to produce extra neutral...
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18 July 2014 Brazil invests €624 million in sugarcane programme

Brazilian state-development bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) will provide 1.9 billion reais (€624 million) in funding to companies looking to grow...
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18 July 2014 Sustainable Aviation demands ‘level-playing field’ for biofuels

The aviation industry urges a reduction in its reliance on fossil fuels.


The Sustainable Aviation Council wants a combination of government regulatory action and private investment...
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17 July 2014 US Navy: biofuels are economically viable

The US Navy expects to get bids for biofuels for ships and aircraft that are the same price as conventional fuels.


'We've got a very, very good set of analysis that shows us that...
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17 July 2014 Honduras welcomes first ethanol plant

Honduras has opened its first ethanol production plant in the city of Catacamas in the department of Colancho.


Located at the headquarters of the National Agricultural University,...
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16 July 2014 US senators urge report on blocked ethanol

Two US senators have urged federal regulators to investigate allegations made by a biofuel trade group that the oil industry uses 'strong-arm tactics' to block the extensive use of higher blends...
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16 July 2014 EIA increases July’s ethanol production forecast

The US Energy Information Administration has published the July issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which increases its 2014 and 2015 ethanol production forecasts for the second month...
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16 July 2014 Joint venture looks at ethanol expansion in Brazil

Petrobras has announced a joint venture with agricultural research firm Embrapa to expand ethanol production in southern Brazil.


The partnership aims to develop varieties of...
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15 July 2014 Global biofuel production growth to decline

Global biofuel output is expected to grow during the period up until 2023, fuelled by a surge in demand, increased crude oil prices and government policies.


The rise however, is...
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15 July 2014 Cobalt and Andritz sign cellulosic n-butanol agreement

Next generation biofuel developers Cobalt Technologies has signed a global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to produce cellulosic n-butanol.


The agreement will integrate...
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14 July 2014 Roman Abramovich invests in waste-to-jet fuel centre

Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC owner is participating in plans to bring a waste-to-jet fuel centre to Thurrock, Essex, UK.


The Russian billionaire bought shares in...
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11 July 2014 Petrixo selects UOP for $800 million aviation project

Petrixo Oil & Gas has chosen UOP's green fuels process technology to be implemented at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.


The Renewable Jet Fuel...
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11 July 2014 DOE programme favours biofuels

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has begun a loan guarantee solicitation, opening up to $4 million (€2.9 million) to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the US that...
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10 July 2014 Farnesane biojet blend used in US-to-Brazil flights

Amyris, an industrial bioscience company, is teaming up with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first international commercial route from the US to Brazil, with the recently approved biojet fuel,...
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10 July 2014 Commission investigates B99 renewal

The European Commission has published a notice detailing the initiation of an investigation into the framework of the B99 expiry review request.


Biofuel producer representatives, The...
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9 July 2014 Optimus Technologies obtains EPA Approval

Optimus Technologies, a bi-fuel conversion system specialist, is the first to receive US EPA approval for an advanced biofuel conversion solution for existing medium- and heavy-duty...
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9 July 2014 Targray receives ISCC certification

Targray, a US biodiesel supplier, has obtained its International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) accreditation under the SCS Global Services Responsible Biofuel Programme.

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9 July 2014 EU companies win €39 million for bioethanol plant

Dong Energy and Novozymes have been awarded €39 million from the European Union (EU) to build a plant in Denmark.


The plant will use straw to produce clean fuel.

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9 July 2014 Sustainable energy development in India gets $775 million boost

The World Bank looks to invest $775 million (€570 million) in the renewable energy segment in India, after the government's newly-announced fiscal and policy reforms.


The World...
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8 July 2014 Growth Energy comments on rail shipment delays

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, has sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) outlining transportation concerns within the ethanol industry.


The move follows a recent...
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8 July 2014 New algae production facility in Japan

Algae technology company Heliae has paired up with Japan-based waste management Sincere, to develop a commercial algae production facility in Saga City, Japan.


Construction of the...
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8 July 2014 Aemetis biodiesel achieves approval and certification

Aemetis has received EPA approval to issue D4 RINs on the importation into the US of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils (WFO).


The EPA also approved the issuance of D6 RINs...
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7 July 2014 Preview: the July/August issue of Biofuels International

A quick peek at what you can expect to find in this issue's Biofuels International


The July/August issue of Biofuels International is hot off the press and we would like to fill you...
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7 July 2014 Travel companies seek tax relief on jet fuel

The travel industry intends to answer industry demands to lower taxes on jet fuel.


'We look forward to some fundamental changes that will give the travel and tourism market a big...
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4 July 2014 Corn market fragility sparks fears

In mid-June, ethanol production climbed to record high levels, largely as a result of the recent corn market instability.


Throughout the late spring and early summer, ethanol plants...
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4 July 2014 Vietnam set to increase biofuel use

Biofuel is expected to be sold in all localities in Vietnam in 2015.


According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), large petrol dealers, including the Vietnam...
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3 July 2014 Israeli scientists create water and air-based jet fuel

Israeli scientists have successfully created a water and air-based jet fuel in the laboratory and are now looking to commercialise its method into a consumer product.

Despite its...
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3 July 2014 EPA issues new RIN rules

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new rule aimed at maintaining liquidity in the market for renewable identification numbers (RINs), established under the...
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2 July 2014 India lifts jet fuel and LPG prices

The Indian government has increased the prices of jet fuel and non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by Rs 16.5 (€0.2) a cylinder.


This rise comes after an increase in...
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2 July 2014 Brazil’s biodiesel production surge

Biodiesel production in Brazil and Argentina will rise 'sharply' this year, increasing the demand for soyabean oil as a raw material, Oil World reported.


Brazilian biodiesel output...
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1 July 2014 Sweden’s first commercial biofuels flight takes off

The country's first commercial biofuels-powered flight, operated by British Midland International (BMI) between Karlstad and Frankfurt and by Nextjet between Karlstad and Stockholm, has left...
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1 July 2014 Supreme Court rejects petition to review LCFS

The US Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeal's September 2013 ruling on California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).


That ruling...
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30 June 2014 Alaska Airlines saving fuel using NextGen procedures

Alaska Airlines is using new flight procedures as a result of the agency's Greener Skies initiative, a regional rollout of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System in Seattle, currently...
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30 June 2014 Shortlist for jet fuel distribution announced

The Ministry of Energy has recently announced the shortlisted companies, including Shell, BP and PTT, for a joint venture contract distributing jet fuel.


The ministry invited tenders...
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30 June 2014 Marine engines to run on 100% biodiesel

A marine engine recently launched in the UK hopes to run on 100% biodiesel fuel.


In compliance with IMO 2 emissions rules, AGCO Power in Finland builds the heavy duty engines, which...
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27 June 2014 Study slams Canadian biofuels programme

Canada's biofuel support programmes have been 'a dismal failure,' with costs outweighing benefits by a three-to-one margin, according to a  study released by the Macdonald-Laurier...
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27 June 2014 CEO in RINs fraud indictment

A Houston federal grand jury has indicted the owner and CEO of two biodiesel companies with renewable identification number (RIN) fraud, in a scheme that allegedly made him...
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27 June 2014 Advanced biofuels programme invests $15 million

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a notice detailing contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Programme.


According to the NOCP, the programme, which...
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26 June 2014 UPM nears completion of wood-based biorefinery

Finland-based UPM is building a biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland that will produce renewable diesel, known as BioVerno.


 The facility will be the...
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