Publication: Biofuels International

First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.Construction on the biorefinery finished in mid-August and it began producing cellulosic ethanol at the end of September. It has the capacity ... [Published Biofuels International - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Chempolis and NRL partner for bamboo-based ethanol production

Chempolis, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to jointly build a biorefinery in the state of Assam, northeast India.The new facility will coproduce bioethanol and ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Simple Fuels to buy Yokayo Biofuels

In the US, Simple Fuels is to acquire the assets of California-based Yokayo Biofuels.The transaction includes the sale of Yokayo's biodiesel operations, as well as its oil collection activities and deep fryer oil collected from local restaurants.It has ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros Occidental, the Philippines.Sagay Central crushes 4,000 tonnes of sugarcane daily and produces ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Indian Oil and Celanese sign MoU

State-owned oil and gas corporation Indian Oil and technology company Celanese have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential of a joint investment in an ethanol plant to be built in India.The project, which is expected to be located ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Fire damages Valero ethanol plant

Valero's ethanol plant in Montgomery County, Indiana caught fire on 13 October, just after1.30am.The blaze, it has been reported, started in the dryer area and the plant's west section has suffered major damage.No one was injured and the cause of the ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 15 2014]
Entities: Ethanol, Investigation
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Lithuania

Neste Oil has announced that its Neste Pro Diesel containing NEXBTL renewable diesel is now available in Lithuania.The fuel will be distributed through the company's local retail network and its 51 stations. Up until now, Neste Pro Diesel was only available ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

BlueFire Renewables signs EPC contract for cellulosic ethanol plant

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton, Mississippi.The contract is with China International Water ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Ecuador to up domestic ethanol sales by 2017

Ecuador's government is looking to expand local ethanol distribution throughout the country by 2017 to reduce gas emissions and fuel imports.The mix, which contains locally-produced sugarcane ethanol is expected to replace a type of petrol named extra, ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

Recyclers Baker Commodities has acquired a controlling interest in San Diego, California-based New Leaf Biofuel.The acquisition of New Leaf enables Baker to expand into other markets that vertically integrate with its rendering operations, and adds value ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Vopak, Oiltanking, Simon Storage and Tanquid on one conference programme

Four of the top terminal operators in Germany: Vopak, Simon Storage, Oiltanking and Tanquid will all be coming together on the 19-20 November in Hamburg to discuss the country's bulk liquid storage market.Germany has the third largest storage capacity ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

DuPont's $500 million winning ethanol bet

DuPont’s $500 million winning ethanol betDuPont's $500 million (€391 million) bet on producing ethanol from corn crop waste will pay off as companies add to demand for renewable chemicals and fuels.The US chemical company is investing in building a biorefinery ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]

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...velopment, roughly 40,000 hours of pilot and demonstration plant operation, and the support of the DOE,' says Manuel Sánchez Ortega, CEO of Abengoa. "This would have been simply impossible without the establishment of the Renewable Fuel Standard."
'We are happy, after some delays, to get this important biomass renewable energy project underway,' says Romie Cortez, president of Sagay. "With Giant King Grass, we plan to be able to operate our proposed power plant year-round and provide the excess electricity to the national grid. We also plan to sell Giant King Grass to other sugar mills to do the same."
Navin Singhania, president of Chempolis India, adds: "Bamboo is an important raw material in the northeast region of India, accounting for 66% of the country's bamboo resources. According to Economic Times, the bamboo industry is estimated to reach $5.7 billion (€4.5 billion) in the near future. For NRL, production of fuel grade ethanol will result in substantial savings."
'The Baltic region, and the Baltic countries in particular, is a key market area for us,' says Panu Kopra, Neste Oil's VP of the Baltic Rim. "Our strategic goal is to be the preferred partner for cleaner fuels across the region, and extending the distribution of Neste Pro Diesel to Lithuania is very much in line with this."

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Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethan... [Published Biofuels International - 3 hours ago]
Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philipp... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
Chempolis and NRL partner for bamboo-based etha... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
Simple Fuels to buy Yokayo Biofuels [Published Biofuels International - Oct 16 2014]
Indian Oil and Celanese sign MoU [Published Biofuels International - Oct 15 2014]
Fire damages Valero ethanol plant [Published Biofuels International - Oct 15 2014]
Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Lithuania [Published Biofuels International - Oct 13 2014]
BlueFire Renewables signs EPC contract for cell... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 13 2014]
Vopak, Oiltanking, Simon Storage and Tanquid on... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
Green Fuel's E20 blending scheduled for April 2015 [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
Partnership to build new cellulosic ethanol pla... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
Ecuador to up domestic ethanol sales by 2017 [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
DuPont's $500 million winning ethanol bet [Published Biofuels International - Oct 09 2014]
Argentina to build corn ethanol plant [Published Biofuels International - Oct 07 2014]
Zimbabwe to licence new ethanol producers [Published Biofuels International - Oct 07 2014]
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EPA approves injection permit for ethanol project [Published Biofuels International - Sep 30 2014]
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Chisumbanje ethanol plant in waste matter row [Published Biofuels International - Sep 29 2014]
Fire at ADM's Illinois ethanol plant [Published Biofuels International - Sep 26 2014]
Brazil's first cellulosic ethanol plant opens [Published Biofuels International - Sep 26 2014]
Fire at Abengoa ethanol plant [Published Biofuels International - Sep 24 2014]
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Automotive biofuels market is set to grow [Published Biofuels International - Sep 22 2014]
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