KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna Joins RFA

Joanna Schroeder

KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol company, KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, recently closed on its purchase of the Abengoa Bioenergy ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska. The company also owns an ethanol facility in Minden, Nebraska. With the addition of Ravenna, KAAPA’s total ethanol production is 170 million gallons per year. This is the KAAPA’s …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Iowa Biodiesel Board Leader Elected to NBB Board

Joanna Schroeder

This week, Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) former leader Chad Stone, with the Renewable Energy Group (REG), was elected to a leadership position with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Stone recently served as the immediate past chair of IBB. The election took place in St. Louis, Missouri last week during NBB’s annual fall meeting. NBB’s board is comprised of 15 governing …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, NBB

DuPont & MIAVIT Forge Biogas Enzyme Supply Contract

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH have forged a biogas enzyme supply contract. An integral part of the agreement will be DuPont supplying enzymes for incorporation in MIAVIT biogas boosting products. According to DuPont, its enzyme technology is proven to improve several production areas including biogas yields and process robustness. This, says DuPont, will increase revenues and profitability. MIAVIT will …

biodigester, biogas, enzymes

GRFA Calls For Global #Biofuels Commitment at COP22

Joanna Schroeder

With COP22 under way, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling for a global commitment to biofuels as countries transition to low-carbon economies. Bliss Baker, GRFA president, says that biofuels such as ethanol are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 40 percent to 90 percent as compared to fossil fuels. Prior to COP22, the United Nations released …

biofuels, Ethanol

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the Alholma industrial area in Pietarsaari. The planned production capacity of the plant is 50 million litres of advanced bioethanol per year. The Cellunolix® plant, which utilises sawdust and …

Bioenergy Bytes

USDA Releases $1.5M in BCAP for #Biomass Harvesting

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers and others who harvest biomass crops for renewable energy will have access to $1.5 million in FY2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). The total funds available under the program for 2017 is $3 million with the other $1.5 allocated to growers who establish or maintain biomass crops to be used specifically for energy or biobased products. “USDA …

advance biofuels, biomass

Natural Chem Acquires Abengoa #Ethanol Plant

Joanna Schroeder

Another Abengoa plant has been sold. Natural Chem Group (NCG) has acquired the ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico via a bidding process. The new owner has plans to re-purpose the facility into an Eco-Fuels Blend Terminal with the ability to produce 4.5 million gallons of B20 biodiesel each month. The biodiesel blend will be blended with diesel at the …

biofuels, Ethanol

KIPP Jacksonville Schools Go Propane

Joanna Schroeder

KIPP Jacksonville Schools has converted to propane – the first U.S. charter school to do so. The 100 percent propane fueled school bus fleet will be used to transport students to and from campus. The 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint; the buses emit 80 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbon and nearly eliminate particulate matter …

Alternative energy, Propane

Partners Celebrate Alaska Airlines Cellulosic #Biofuels Flight

Joanna Schroeder

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle Sea-Tac International Airport to Washington, DC took off yesterday powered by a 20 percent cellulosic alcohol biofuel blend produced by Gevo. The aviation biofuel is branded as Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel and is produced from woody residues in the Pacific Northwest including limbs, stumps and branches. The ATJ fuel for this flight was made from …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Cellulosic, isobutanol

Iowa’s Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $12K

Joanna Schroeder

During the month of October, nearly 30 Iowa retailers participated in the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign. When consumers purchased E15 at participating stores, the retailer donated three cents of each gallon. This year the campaign raised $12,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The organization provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer. “We are proud …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA