Global Bioenergies Leads Wood Residue to Energy Team

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A new team has been created, led by Global Bioenergies, to produce fuel from forest residues. The first step of the partnership, that also includes Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog, will be to conduct a conceptual scope study for building the first biorefinery in Sweden. Back in April the consortium announced its partnership with partial financial support from the Swedish Energy …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy

#Ethanol Groups Submit CAFE Comments

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Comments regarding the goals of the CAFE-GHG standards were due yesterday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ethanol organizations made their voices heard. Comments submitted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) call for a federal pathway to be established to assist automakers to meet future mileage and environmental standards with higher blends of ethanol. Blends such as …

ACE, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Octane

Sugarcane Producer ASSOBARI Earns RSB Cert

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Sugarcane producer ASSOBARI (Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification – the first sugarcane producer in Brazil to do so. The certification is for the production of sugarcane specifically for 62 farmers and nearly 1,800 hectares of sugarcane plantations. “RSB certification is the recognition that farmers in the Bariri …

biofuels, biomaterials

Siouxland Ethanol Joins RFA

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Siouxland Ethanol has become the newest member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol plant is located near Jackson, Nebraska and began production in May of 2007. Today the biorefinery processes 24 million bushels of corn per year into 70 million gallons of ethanol per year and also produces multiple co-products including 2,000 tons of corn oil and 175,000 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Green Plains Finalizes Abengoa Acquisition

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Green Plains Inc. has announced the completion of the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy. The biorefineries are located in Madison, Ill., Mount Vernon, Ind. and York, Neb and were purchased for approximately $237 million in cash plus some working capital adjustments. The ethanol facilities are currently in operation and will produce 236 million gallons per year of …

biofuels, Ethanol

Biogas Plant Trial Leads to Growth

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German-based Greenline is planning a 3 MW biogas plant expansion after the successful trial of an industrial-scale biogas plant in Brandenburg. The biogas plant uses a substrate mix of sugar beet, grass silage and maize to produce energy. The plant was designed by Greenline and is operated by Biogas Osters & Voß GmbH & Co. KG from Groß Gottschow. At …

biogas, Waste-to-Energy

NCGA’s Role in Increasing #Ethanol Market Access

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Wesley Spurlock, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) incoming president, farms on the Texas panhandle – in a state better known for oil than ethanol. While ethanol has gained considerable market share the last decade and the majority of gas sold in the U.S. has a 10 percent blend of ethanol (E10) Spurlock says that ethanol can, and should, continue to …

E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

USDA Grant to Explore Waste-to-Energy

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Business Development Grant to fund a feasibility study to evaluate converting a coal-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy transportation fuel production facility. Partners in the project include the City of Becker, Minnesota, where the power plant resides, Wenck and VONCO. The idea was created after Xcel Energy announced plans to …

advance biofuels, Waste-to-Energy

Borregaard Invests in Bioethanol Upgrade, Biogas

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Norway company Borregaard has announced a bioethanol upgrade project. The company is committing NOK 63 million to the project that includes a new facility to capture and store biogas. Norwegian government agency Enova has awarded Borregaard a NOK 18.9 million grant. The funds are given to projects that promote environmentally friendly restructuring of energy end-use renewable energy production and new …

advance biofuels, biogas, Ethanol

Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill

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Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has introduced the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016” (H.R. 5994). The bill extends the tax credit through 2018 and according to Black, would help fuel retailers continue to sell biodiesel blends at a cost competitive price as compared to traditional …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Legislation