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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Ethanol Producer magazine is reporting that North Africa, Tunisia-based Biodex-sa is doubling its biodiesel production capacity. The plant currently produces 2.1 million-gallons-per-year. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.
  • UNICA is reporting that sugar production from February 1 to March 16, 2016 has produced hydrous and anhydrous ethanol volumes of 180.38 million liters and 39.01 million liters respectively. During this period there was significant conversion of anhydrous ethanol in hydrous ethanol. As a result, the total supply in the first half of the month increased by 269.16 million liters of hydrous ethanol and a drop of 46.74 million liters in the availability of anhydrous ethanol of which UNICA is reporting is normal for this time of year.
  • American Science and Technology has announced the completion of its Wausau, WI bio-refinery pilot plant scale up. The new pilot plant increases AST’s processing capacity to 2 tons of cellulosic biomass per day.
  • Murex LLC, a leading domestic ethanol marketer and distributer, has announced further market growth with the execution of a multiyear ethanol marketing agreement with White Energy. The agreement calls for Murex LLC to market all three of White Energy’s production locations, two in Texas and one in Kansas, totaling 295mm gallons of permitted ethanol production annually.
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