Company Intros Portable Ethanol, Biodiesel Analyzer

John Davis

With more and more blends of biodiesel and ethanol available out there, especially with government tax incentives and regulations based on the percentage of the biofuel, it’s more important than ever for producers and users to know what they are putting in their tanks. Enter the InfraCal Blend Analyzer. This post on says the analyzers from Connecticut-based Wilks Enterprises …

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Farm Foundation Recognized for Food & Biofuels Study

John Davis

A report on food prices and the role biofuels have played (and have not played) in the spike of those prices has been recognized for a very prestigious award. The Farm Foundation report entitled “What’s Driving Food Prices?” released last year has won the 2009 Quality of Communication Award presented by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for the …

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Phibro Responds to Use of Antibiotics in Ethanol Industry

Joanna Schroeder

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) recently published a report that called for the ethanol industry to stop using antibiotics in the production process. Many believe that this report is just one of many initiatives the IATP has to fight the modernization of the agriculture and livestock industry and that they are attempting to manufacture controversy. Antibiotics are …

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First E85 Station in Coolidge, AZ to Open

Joanna Schroeder

The first E85 station in Coolidge, Arizona is opening tomorrow, July 31. The grand opening celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station location at 295 S. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting and comments from city officials. The station, opened in conjunction with Coolidge Chevron (Discovery Fuels), Pinal Energy and …

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Central City & Ord Ethanol Plants Back in Production

Joanna Schroeder

Green Plains Renewable Energy announced today that their recently acquired ethanol plant located in Central City, Neb. is back in production. This 100 million gallon per year (mpy) biorefinery has been idle since November 2008. Green Plains said they made necessary repairs and capital improvements to the plant. This plant was purchased from AgStar Financial Services back in May. AgStar …

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DOE Announces New $30 Billion In Loan Guarantees

Joanna Schroeder

More good news for ethanol. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced up to $30 billion in new load guarantees funded in part, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and in part through 2009 appropriations. Once again, next generation biofuels projects get an additional boost as the lending authority includes up to $500 million in subsidy costs to support …

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Verenium and BP Launch Cellulosic Ethanol Venture

Cindy Zimmerman

The joint cellulosic ethanol venture between BP and Verenium Corporation now has a name – Vercipia. The two companies announced that their 50-50 joint venture company will operate under the name Vercipia Biofuels, and corporate headquarters will be in Florida. Vercipia continues to focus on the development of one of the nation‟s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facilities, located in Highlands …

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Going Green One Tank at a Time

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier today, Matt Horton, CEO of California based Propel Fuels was featured on CNBC’s “The Tech Effect”.  The title of the piece: Going Green One Tank at a Time. The premise is how air quality officials in Sacramento, California are spending millions so owners of flex fuel vehicles can find gas stations offering environmentally friendlier fuels. Horton noted that ‘today’ …

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Ethanol, Biodiesel to Grow By More than 12% A Year

John Davis

A new report says that the world’s biofuels market is prepared to grow by an average of 12.3 percent a year between 2007 and 2017. This post from Biofuels International says that a report by industry research specialists RNCOS shows ethanol and biodiesel production worldwide will grow at 6.04 percent and 5 percent a year respectively between 2008 and 2019: …

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