The Government of Quebec's draft regulations on the minimum volume of renewable fuel proposal would set blending thresholds of 10 pct renewable fuel in gasoline, and 2 pct renewable fuel in diesel by 2021 -- increasing to 15 pct in gasoline and 4 pct in diesel by 2025.
Greenfield's Varennes biorefinery, which is the first ethanol plant to be built in Quebec, has been in operation since 2007. The facility produces the lowest carbon intensity ethanol in Canada, as well as corn oil and distillers’ grain.
Greenfield owns and operates four ethanol distilleries, three specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centres across North America.
(Source: Greenfield Global, PR, Biofuel Int'l., 16 Oct., 2019)Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, President and CEO, (613) 698-0116, email@example.com, www.greenfield.com
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Because of their higher calorie and nutrient content, Brownseed hybrids already enjoy steady growth in the livestock industry. Now, with its E+ hybrid, the company is taking aim at the corn-to-ethanol industry.
Most ethanol plants require only limited modifications in their line process to accommodate the hybrid, the release added.
(Source: Benson Hills Biosystems, PR 29 July, 2019) Contact: Benson Hills Biosystems, 314-222-8218, www.bensonhillbio.com; Brownseed Genetics, Charles Brown, CEO, Brownseed Genetics, ctwww.brownseedgenetics.com
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The proposed RVO would require biofuels to make up 10.92 pct of US transportation fuel, including 2.75 pct advanced biofuels, 1.99 pct biomass-based diesel and 0.29 pct cellulosic biofuel.
The rule making also proposed amendments to the RFS regulations including:
clarification of diesel RVO calculations; pathway petition conditions; a biodiesel esterification pathway; distillers corn oil and distillers oil pathways; renewable fuel exporter provisions
allowing the production of biomass-based diesel from separated food waste; flexibilities for renewable fuel blending for military use; heating oil used for cooling; RFS facility ownership changes; additional registration deactivation justifications; a new Renewable Identification Number (RIN) retirement; a new pathway for co-processing biomass with petroleum to produce cellulosic diesel, jet fuel and heating oil; public access to information; and other revisions.
The amendments came as part of the as yet finalized Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule.
(Source: EPA, Oils & Fats Int'l., 22 July, 2019)
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REX American Resources Corp., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ethanol as well as dried distillers grains (DDGs), modified distillers grains, and non-food grade corn oil.
REX American Resources has interests in 6 ethanol production facilities, which in aggregate shipped approximately 702 million gallons of ethanol over the twelve month period ended April 30, 2019. REX's effective ownership of the trailing twelve month gallons shipped (for the twelve months ended April 30, 2019) by the ethanol production facilities in which it currently has ownership interests was approximately 279 million gallons, according to the company website.
(Source: Rex American Resources, PR, Variopus Trade Media, Altcoin Mercury, 20 July, 2019) Contact: Rex American Resources, (937) 276-3931,
The 2008 vintage, $50 million plant was acquired by Flint Hills for $5 million at a 2011 and began production in 2016 after Flint Hills spent roughly $100 million to retrofit the facility to use corn oil and grease.
In a 2016 news release, the company touted what was the first commercial-scale application of Benefuel Inc.'s ENSEL technology. (Source: Flint Hills Resources, DTN, 2 July, 2019) Contact: Flint Hills Resources, Brad Razook, CEO, (316) 828-3477, www.fhr.com
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Attis plans to immediately begin the process of deploying its patented biorefinery technology to further diversify the biofuel and biobased product manufacturing at the campus. Attis will convert extracted locally sourced woody biomass pulp into cellulosic fuels and lignin into bioplastics, carbon fiber and advanced biofuels like renewable diesel and jet fuel.
Attis also aims to improve the quality and volume of co-products currently being produced at the Fulton ethanol plant by implementing its patented and licensed corn oil extraction technology that will almost double the current corn oil production yields at the plant and provide an augmented revenue stream. (Source: Attis Industries, DTN, June, 2019) Contact: Attis Ind., Jeff Cosman, CEO, 678-580-5661, www.attisind.com
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MSC technology allows dry mill ethanol plants to separate protein from the whole stillage that is a co-product of the ethanol-making process.
The Shell Rock MSC project will require the addition of a new building and two protein dryers. Construction is slated to break ground this spring. Fluid Quip Process Technologies will provide the MSC technology, separation equipment, process engineering, construction oversight, and startup support.
The Shell Rock plant produces 125 million gpy of ethanol, 300,000 tpy of dried distillers' grains (DDGs) and more than 3.5 million gpy of distillers' corn oil from 44 million bpy of locally source corn.
(Source: Flint Hills Resources, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Flint Hills Resources, www.fhr.com
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The plant , which is expected to use approximately 1 million metric tpy of corn and 300,000 tpy of biomass, is reportedly slated to come online within 24 months. (Source: Petron Scientech, Times of India, 30 Jan., 2019) Contact: BioChem USA, www.biochemusa.com; Petron Scientech Inc ., www.petronscientech.com
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Usimat will also deploy ICM's Selective Milling Technology (SMT) and Base Tricanter System (BTS) to improve ethanol and corn oil recovery yields while reducing enzymes and chemical usage. In total, the ICM technologies packages will increase ethanol, corn oil, and DDG yields, and provide operational efficiencies.
(Source: ICM, Bioenergy, 18 Jan., 2019) Contact: Usimat, Marcos Altenburger, CEO, www.novacana.com/usinas_brasil/fabrica/usina-usimat; ICM Inc., David VanderGriend, CEO, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com
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According to the IRFA, Iowa's biodiesel production is expected to make up nearly 20 pct of total U.S. production for 2018. The IRFA Shaw also emphasized that the state could do even more if the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) level for biodiesel was set to at least mirror projected U.S. biodiesel consumption and not undermined by small-refinery exemptions.
Compared to 2017, there was a shift in feedstock usage across the state toward more soybean oil. Soybean oil increased its market share to nearly 81 pct while animal fat usage declined from 11 pct to nearly 5 pct. Corn oil continued to make up about 10 pct of feedstock while used cooking oil (UCO)increased to about 4 percent. (Source: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, KMA Land, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, Exec. Dir., (515) 252-6249, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://iowarfa.org
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Shockwave is financing the equipment required for this multi-million dollar project and is providing certain performance guarantees for the Shockwave Process. The Shockwave Process is expected to cut production costs and improve profitability at the Luverne Facility by increasing the number and value of feed and protein products, producing corn oil for food use, and helping to lower the facility's overall carbon footprint. The Shockwave Process is expected to be operational in Q1,2019.
Shockwave's Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process, is a front-end corn fractionation platform that uses high velocity air and pressure changes to fractionate solid materials, providing an innovative, low-cost approach to separating the corn kernel into the various fractions including a higher-starch feed for fermentation as well as germ and fiber (Source: GEVO, PR, 14 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Shockwave LLC, Joe Fitzgerald, Founder and President, (515) 266-0904, www.shockwave.com; :GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
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The analysis considered a scenario where distillers sorghum oil is recovered from distillers grains with solubles (DGS) at dry mill plants that produce biofuel from grain sorghum and where the remaining reduced-oil DGS co-product is used as animal feed. The distillers sorghum oil is then used as a feedstock for conversion into certain biofuels.
Additionally, the EPA is amending the RFS regulations by adding a new definition of "distillers sorghum oil" and replacing existing references to "non-food grade corn oil" with the newly defined term "distillers corn oil." (Source: EPA, National Sorghum Producers, Green Car Congress, 25 July, 2018) Contact: National Sorghum Producers, (806) 749-3478,
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FLUX Carbon manages an existing engineering and licensing business, and holds the rights to several proprietary, patented, and patent-pending technologies including methods to increase the efficiency and profitability of corn ethanol production facilities by intercepting and processing corn ethanol co-products into value-added renewable offsets for fossil fuel-derived products.
About a third of the corn processed by dry mill ethanol plants is converted into ethanol. Another third is emitted to the atmosphere as a relatively pure stream of carbon dioxide. The final third is dried and sold asDDGs, a commercial animal feed, according to a release.
(Source: Attis Industries, Inc., PR, 31 May, 2018) Contact: Attis Industries, Jeff Cosman, CEO, (678) 580-5661, www.attisind.com; GreenShift, 770.886.2734, www.greenshift.com; FLUX Carbon, 770-886-2734
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The plant, which will produce corn oil, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, DDGs for livestock feed is slated to open next spring.
(Source: Wichita Eagle, AP, ICM, Others, 22 May, 2018)Contact: Elements LLC, (316) 796-0900,
www.icminc.com; The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, www.andersonsethanol.com
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Construction is expected to get underway early this year for start-up in spring of 2019. The facility will feature heat and power generation from waste wood, high protein distillers dried grains (DDGs), cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber and advanced corn oil production.
The project's ethanol output is expected to be marketed in California and other emerging low carbon markets. (Source: The Andersons, ICM, Mar., 2018) Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, www.andersonsinc.com; ICM, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com
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Sylvatex creates renewable nanoscale emulsion systems that can be used in fuels and other specialty chemical applications.
Valicor specializes in the recovery and repurposing of byproducts from a range of production facilities including corn oil extraction for ethanol production. (Source: Sylvatex, Various Media, Biofuels Int'l, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Sylvatex,
Virginia Klausmeier, CEO, (415) 667-3835, http://sylvatex.com; Valicor,
(734) 659-0244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.valicor.com
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FS Bioenergia is a collaboration between Mato Grosso agribusiness and Summit Agricultural Group which began construction on the corn-based ethanol facility in early 2016, with initial production phase beginning in mid-2017.
For the expansion, FS Bioenergia will use process technologies from Colwich, Kansas-headquartered grain ethanol technology specialist ICM Inc.
(Source: Summit Agricultural Group, CTBR, 31 Jan., 2018)Contact: Summit Agricultural Group, Bruce Rastetter, CEO, (515) 854-9820, www.summitag.com; ICM, Dave VanderGriend, CEO, Issam Stouky, Global Business Development, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com; FS Bioenergia, +55 65 3548 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
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The loan recipient, Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, will use the funds to convert distiller's corn oil from ethanol plants into renewable diesel fuel. The loan will fund a new plant in Nevada that is scheduled to open in Q2, 2019.
(Source: Credit Unions Insight, CU Capital Market Solutions, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: CU Capital Market Solutions, Bill Mullally, Marketing, (678) 960-2905, email@example.com, www.cucapitalmarketsolutions.com; Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, Ryze Capital Partners, (949) 812-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ryzecap.com
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The research report on the global biodiesel anticipates the market to witness robust growth. It is estimated to increase to 6.9 pct CAGR between the forecast period 2017 and 2026. The global biodiesel market by the end of 2026 is estimated to reach US$ 64,497.4 million revenue.
The global biodiesel market is divided into the application, feedstock type, and region. Based on the feedstock type, the market segment includes animal fats, yellow grease, canola oil, distillers corn oil, and soybean oil. Among these, soybean oil is expected to witness significant growth in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.Based on the application, the market is segmented into power generation, agriculture, fuel, and others. Fuel is expected to witness the highest growth in terms of market volume in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.
Geographically, Europe is expected to be the largest region in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period. Germany and France are the biggest producers of biodiesel in Europe. Europe also consumes more diesel and biodiesel than petrol. Meanwhile, the supply and demand for biodiesel are gradually increasing at the same level. The current energy taxation regime in Europe also supports biodiesel over ethanol.
Report preview and details HERE.
(Source: Transparency Market Research, PR, Dec, 2017) Contact: Transparency Market Research,
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The fuel qualifies under both the biomass-based diesel and the "other advanced biofuels" category in meeting the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Pearson will wholesale the fuel to retailers, fuel distributors, and municipalities in both California and Oregon. The first several rail cars of Renewable Diesel have already started shipping to these West Coast markets.
(Source: East Kansas Agri-Energy, PR, Dec., 2017) Contact: EKAE, Bill Pracht, Pres., CEO, (785) 448-2888, www.ekaellc.com; Pearson Fuels, (619) 521-2411,
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The FS Bioenergia plant will initially process 22 million bpy of corn and produce more than 60 million gpy of ethanol, 6,200 tpy of corn oil and 170,000 tpy of Distillers Dried Grains (DDGs) for livestock feed. The company plans to double production by late 2018. (Source: Summit Ag. Group, Wallaces Farmer, Various Others, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Summit Agricultural Group, Bruce Rastetter, CEO, (515) 854-9820, www.summitag.com;
FS Bioenergia, +55 65 35 48 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
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FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between Brazil's Fiagril Participaçoes and U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group,
produces ethanol and corn co-products in the city of Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso state. The state is Brazil's largest producer of corn, soybeans and livestock. There are currently around 360 sugar cane-based ethanol plants in Brazil.
(Source: FS Bioenergia, Reuters,
Contact: FS Bioenergia, +55 65 35 48 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
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The company plans to retrofit an 8,000-bpd diesel hydrotreater to process soy or distillers corn oil into renewable diesel alongside its Bakken crude oil processing.
The $3.5 million project would utilize 16,800 gpd of vegetable oils to create a 5-pct renewable diesel mix to be marketed in North Dakota by the end of 2017. The project received $500,000 in grant funding from the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Construction is slated to get underway in October for startup in December or early next year. (Source: Tesoro, Bismark Tribune, 9 July, 2017)Contact: Tosoro Corp., C.J. Warner, Exec. VP Strategy and Business Development, Sam Ramraj, VP, Investor Relations, (210) 626-4757, www.tsocorp.com
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ICP is a 90 million gpy fuel and industrial alcohol manufacturing, storage and distribution facility adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol Pekin facility and is located on the Illinois River. ICP produces fuel-grade ethanol, beverage and industrial-grade alcohol, dry distillers grain (DDG) and corn oil. (Source: Pacific Ethanol, NASDAQ, 27 June, 2017) Contact: Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, (916( 403-2790, email@example.com, www.pacificethanol.com;
Illinois Corn Processing, (309) 353-3990, www.seacorholdings.com/pages/illinois_corn_processing
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In 2016, Koch companies worked to improve energy efficiency in its chemicals and paper businesses and has saved more than $270 million across all its businesses since 2011, according to the company. The built an energy manager network to convey best practices, provide training, and exchange information to enhance its businesses' performance.
Flint Hills Resources subsidiaries produce and market jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied natural gas, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, corn oil and dried distillers grain (DDG). The company operates ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska with a combined annual capacity of 850 million gpy . (Source: Flint Hills Resources, Albany Herald, 12 May, 2017) Contact: ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov; Flint Hills Resources, Darrell Birck, VP Biofuels,
Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients, www.fhr.com; KOch INdustries, www.kochind.com
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The 5 million gpy biodiesel facility will be engineered and built by Jatrodiesel Inc.,
The facility will utilize high-FFA feedstock, including distillers corn oil produced on-site from Calgren's ethanol process, along with brown grease, acid oils and other low-cost feedstocks.
The grant is being awarded to Calgren Renewable Fuels through its special-purpose entity, SJV Biodiesel LLC. Startup is expected before the year end.
(Source: Calgren Renewable Fuels, PR, April, 2017) Contact: Calgren Renewable Fuels, Lyle Schlyer, Pres.,
(559) 757-3850, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.calgren.com; Jatrodiesel Inc., (937) 847-8050, www.jatrodiesel.com
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Heron Lake BioEnergy operates a 50 million gpy dry mill fuel-grade ethanol plant in Heron Lake, Minnesota where it produces ethanol, dried distillers grains (DDGs) and non-edible corn oil. (Source: Heron Lake, Small Cap Exclusive, 7 Mar., 2017)Contact: Granite Falls Energy, (320) 564-3100, www.granitefallsenergy.com; Heron Lake BioEnergy, (507) 793-0077, www.heronlakebioenergy.com
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The technology -- maximized stillage co-products -- was developed by Fluid Quip Process Technologies specifically for the dry-mill ethanol industry.
Project construction , which will include a new building and two protein dryers, is slated to begin this spring for completion within 12 months. The Fairmont plant produces 120 million gpy of ethanol, 310,000 tpy of DDGs and approximately 20 million ppy of distillers corn oil.
(Source: Flint Hills Resources, Lincoln Journal Star , Others, 18 Jan., 2017) Contact: , Fluid Quip Process Technologies , www.fluidquip.com; Flint Hills Resources, Brad Razook, CEO, (316) 828-3477, www.fhr.com
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Compared to 2015, soybean oil remained the largest feedstock for Iowa biodiesel production, followed by animal fats, corn oil, used cooking oil and canola oil in that order.(Source: Newton Daily News, 3 Jan., 2017) Contact: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, Exec. Dir., (515) 252-6249, email@example.com, http://iowarfa.org
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Leveraging on the operational expertise of both Solfuels and Agritrade International, parent company of Agritrade Resources, the partners will collaborate to retrofit the plant to accommodate multi-feedstock including yellow grease, rendered animal fats, inedible corn oil, and refined vegetable oil.
The 135,000 tpy plant is expected to be operational by April 2017.
(Source: Agtitrade, SeeNews, Others, 14 Dec., 2016) Contact: Agritrade Resources, Ng Xinwei, CEO,
Solfuels, Henri J. Bardon, CEO, +65 6 536 6888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.agritraderesources.com
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