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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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19 September 2014 Jatropower acquires Quinvita assets

Swiss Jatropower, a developer of Jatropha curcas seeds and associated agronomic technologies, has acquired a large majority of Quinvita’s assets.


Quinvita grew these activities...
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19 September 2014 ePURE appoints new secretary general

The European renewable ethanol association, ePURE, has appointed Robert Wright as its new secretary general. Wright will start this position immediately.


Wright has over 20 years'...
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18 September 2014 New ethanol plant being considered in Iowa

A new ethanol plant may be built in Onida, Iowa, US.


Plans started earlier this year for a facility that is capable of producing 70 million gallons per year of ethanol and 200 tonnes...
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18 September 2014 German biofuel consumption drops

Germany's biofuel consumption was 2.9 million tonnes in the year to October, a drop of 8.9% compared with the first 10 months in 2012, reports the country's economics agency BAFA.

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17 September 2014 DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has selected Murex to market cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30 million gallon plant in Nevada, Iowa.


Once completed, the facility will be...
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17 September 2014 Florida cellulosic ethanol plant to return online

Renewable energy technology provider INEOS Bio is restarting its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida after contamination forced it to decrease production considerably.


The...
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16 September 2014 Partnership build cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

Swedish Taurus Energy has partnered with France-based CIMV, and sent a proposal to the EU Commission detailing the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of ethanol from...
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16 September 2014 Lufthansa uses farnesane in first European scheduled flight

The Lufthansa Group is operating its LH 190 flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel using a 10% blend of the new biofuel component farnesane.


This is the first scheduled flight in...
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15 September 2014 Minnesota plant restarts ethanol production

Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels has restarted its Minnesota, US plant.


Repairs and upgrades have been installed and tested on the plant since June.


The 18 MMgy plant was...
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15 September 2014 ICM subsidiary signs two new plant management agreements

Energy Management Solutions (EMS), a subsidiary of ICM, has signed two new plant management agreements with Red River Energy, Rosholt, South Dakota and Midwest Renewable Energy, Sutherland,...
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12 September 2014 SGB makes breakthrough with new hybrid jatropha

SGB, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, has successfully created a hybrid jatropha which has both high yield and rapid time to maturity.


In conjunction with these...
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12 September 2014 Chempolis and NRL team up for cellulosic ethanol production

In India, Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a Government of India Enterprise, and Finnish biorefinery technology corporation Chempolis have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).


Under...
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11 September 2014 Higher ethanol mandate approved by Brazilian Senate

Brazilian senators have approved a bill raising the mandatory amount of ethanol in petrol sold at the country's service stations as demand for the biofuel declines, reports Bloomberg New Energy...
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11 September 2014 HGP to auction off 10% interest in California biodiesel firm

Asset advisory and auction company Heritage Global Partners (HGP) is to hold a telephonic auction of almost 10% economic interest in North Star Biofuels and related intellectual property owned by...
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11 September 2014 Corn Oil One breaks ground on distillers corn oil plant

Corn Oil One has begun constructing its new oil frac facility, based in Iowa, US. The new plant, expected online early next year, will be one of the first to purify constituents out of distillers...
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11 September 2014 Eco-Energy developing ethanol tank car facility in Georgia, US

Eco-Energy, a US-based biofuel supply chain company, has announced the development of an ethanol unloading, storage, and outbound truck loading facility in Augusta, Georgia. This facility will...
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11 September 2014 Flint Hills Resources builds portfolio with acquisition of Southwest Georgia Ethanol

Flint Hills Resources, a refining, chemicals and grain processing company, has signed an agreement with Southwest Georgia Ethanol to acquire its ethanol plant in Camilla in the US state of...
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9 September 2014 Fulcrum selected for USDA loan guarantee

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, a sustainable fuels company, will receive a loan from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the construction of waste-to-jet fuel facility.


The USDA is...
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9 September 2014 Stora Enso to build demo-scale plant in US

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is investing €32 million in a new demonstration plant, to be built in Louisiana, US, following its recent acquisition of biotechnology...
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4 September 2014 US welcomes first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Project Liberty, the US's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, located in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has been officially opened.


A joint venture of DSM and Poet, Project Liberty...
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3 September 2014 Two new ethanol plants to open in US

Refineries in the Iowa, US, will begin full operations using feedstocks other than corn kernels.


Iowa has two major cellulosic plants under construction that will use corn plant...
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3 September 2014 Green Fuel to construct new ethanol plant in Zambia

Green Fuel is setting up an ethanol project in Zambia, which will see the company build a $500-million facility.


The biodiesel processor supplier entered into a partnership with the...
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3 September 2014 Global biofuels demand slows down

As demand coming from the US slows, biofuels growth in the 2013-18 period will be modest compared to the 2008-13 period, says the Freedonia Group report.


Asia, the Africa/Mideast...
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3 September 2014 Red River Energy plant restarts production

Secure energy margins have led to Red River Energy's South Dakota plant coming back online.


The 25 million gallon facility has been idle since early 2013.


'The margins...
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3 September 2014 Summit Group to build corn ethanol plant in Brazil

Renewable energy specialist Summit Group will construct a corn ethanol production facility in Brazil.


The Iowa-based Summit Group will develop a $140 million (€107 million)...
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3 September 2014 Lurgi opens Californian ethanol plant

Lurgi, a member of the Air Liquide group of companies, has completed construction and start-up of an ethanol facility for Calgren Renewable Fuels.


The Calgren plant is currently the...
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29 August 2014 China’s DDGs policy ruling operations

There is still no approval admitting DDGs into China with Syngenta's MIR 162 trait, despite the last date for departure delayed from 24 July to 18 August.


A considerable amount of...
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29 August 2014 MBP Group receives RSB sustainability certification

Switzerland-based MBP Group, a waste fats and oils collector, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for its commitment in waste material collection,...
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29 August 2014 ICM opens ethanol plant in Argentina

Biofuels technology providers ICM has commissioned and started production at a dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Cordoba, Argentina.


The plant excelled the initial production capacity...
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29 August 2014 Asian biofuels reaching new heights

Nurul Darni, Asia biofuels editor, Argus Media, is contributing in our September/October issue and will be speaking at this year's Tank Storage Asia on the 24th – 25th September, in Marina...
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28 August 2014 Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come in the September/October issue of Biofuels International

For all of our subscribers out there, the September/October issue of Biofuels International magazine will soon arrive at your desks. This issue is full to the brim with interviews and technical...
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27 August 2014 Indiana plant restarts production

Valero Renewable Fuels Company, international transportation fuels manufacturer, has restarted its recently purchased Mount Vernon ethanol plant.


The Mount Vernon plant is the 11th...
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27 August 2014 Algae Systems turns algae to biofuels

Algae Systems has finished constructing its biofuel production demonstration project in Daphne, Alabama.


The company uses a process that combines wastewater with algae to cultivate...
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27 August 2014 Coal mining company to invest $239 million in ethanol plant

Indonesia Sekawan Intipratama, a company predominantly involved in the coal mining industry, plans to invest $239 million (€181 million) in an ethanol plant in East Kalimantan province in...
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27 August 2014 New feedstock could power vehicles

Colorado State University (CSU) researches Camelina sativa, a feedstock that could be used to power vehicles.


CSU scientists are conducting a three-year study on Camelina sativa to...
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27 August 2014 White House addresses biofuel mandate

The White House is evaluating a mandate sent by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), outlining planned quotas for renewable fuels.


These are confidential at present, as the...
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27 August 2014 Indonesian airline to use biofuel from 2016

National flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia will use avtur, a type of aviation turbine fuel, with biofuel to help reduce its carbon emissions.


Starting in 2016, the airline will use...
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27 August 2014 US and Chilean navies further support for biofuels

The US Navy and the Chilean Navy will continue their shared research on advanced alternative fuels for power surface vessels and navy aircraft.


After a four-year mutual agreement,...
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