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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 peak 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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21 August 2014 Tank Storage Asia 2014 Announce Singapore Pavilion

Tank Storage Asia has announced that there will be a specialist area for Singapore based companies at this year's show, called the Singapore Pavilion. The leading event for the Asian tank storage...
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20 August 2014 Ethanol production volumes among highest ever reported

In the US Energy Information Administration's August issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, ethanol production has averaged approximately 940,000 barrels per day over the past three...
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20 August 2014 ASTM modifies aviation fuel standard

ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesised Hydrocarbons now includes renewable synthesised iso-paraffinic fuel.


This recently...
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20 August 2014 Aviation giants sign MoU

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of drop-in aviation biofuels.


Together, the team hopes to encourage...
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20 August 2014 Rotten rice feedstock enters Thai market

Thailand's military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce ethanol.


The government is estimated to have lost as much as 400 billion baht...
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20 August 2014 British biofuel plant to convert rubbish into airplane fuel

All British Airways planes at London's City Airport should be fuelled with rubbish. New industrial plants will turn into liquid fuels organic scraps such as paper, food, and garden...
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20 August 2014 REG ploughs investment into Geismar plant

Renewable Energy Group (REG) plans to spend $15 million (€11.3 million) in the next 12 months on its Geismar facility.


The biofuels plant, which makes diesel from animal fat,...
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20 August 2014 Finland to house new ethanol plant

North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) is investing in a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland.


The plant, which has a production capacity of 10...
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18 August 2014 Epic Aviation wins multi-million dollar contract

Salem-based Epic Aviation was among 11 oil and gas distribution companies to be awarded multimillion-dollar contracts this week by the Pentagon's Defence Logistics Agency.


Epic, who...
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18 August 2014 Zambia welcomes $150 million ethanol plant

Mahtani Group has partnered with UK-based Sunbird Group to develop a $150 million (€112 million) bioethanol plant in the Luapula Province, Zambia.


The plant will produce...
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15 August 2014 Register for iLUC webinar

With indirect land use change (iLUC) dominating much of the conversation on biofuels for the past six years, the debate shows no signs of slowing down.


Chris Malins, ‎fuels...
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13 August 2014 Project Liberty to open in September

Poet-DSM has announced that the grand opening ceremony for its commercial-scale second generation ethanol plant, Project Liberty, will take place on 3 September.


When it comes...
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13 August 2014 E85 reaches western Canada

Vancouver, Canada-based Arcade Station has become the first filling station in the region to sell E85 fuel – an ethanol-petrol blend comprising 85% ethanol.


The site now sells...
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13 August 2014 Biodiesel plant delivered to Nigeria

In Lagos, Nigeria, biodiesel technology supplier Florida Biodiesel has completed the sale of a biodiesel plant to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria.


 


Avandith...
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8 August 2014 Cathay Pacific focuses on sustainable biojet fuel development

Cathay Pacific Airways has invested in Fulcrum BioEnergy, a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline's biofuels strategy.


The airline hopes this initiative will...
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7 August 2014 New tobacco plant produces sustainable jet fuel

Boeing are collaborating with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to produce sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant.


SkyNRG is increasing the production of...
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5 August 2014 SG Preston to construct $400 million renewable diesel plant

Philadelphia-based biofuels company, SG Preston, is planning to build a $400 million (€299 million) renewable diesel plant in Ohio, US.


SG Preston's plant will have a capacity...
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5 August 2014 Egypt invests in bioethanol plant in UAE

Egypt is looking to invest $250 million (€187 million) in a bioethanol plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


The Ministry of Petroleum in Egypt has plans to construct a...
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4 August 2014 Farnesane used in first commercial flight

On 31 July, Amyris, partnered with Brazilian airline GOL, completed the aviation industry's first commercial flight with farnesane.


The recently approved renewable jet fuel was used...
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4 August 2014 Karlstad home to first storage tank facility for aviation biofuel

Karlstad Airport, Sweden, has become the first airport in Europe to install a fixed storage tank facility for aviation biofuel.


The facility officially opened on 26 June and the...
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4 August 2014 Iowa’s first cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

Quad County Corn Processors has added a 'bolt on' biorefinery that to its plant that turns corn kernel fibres into cellulosic ethanol.


'After four years of research and development,...
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