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India launches first R&D facility for high-end fuels, gas
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Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
Hawaii Electric Company new power plant to be running in 2018
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
Ethanol production up 19K barrels per day from last week, highest in nine weeks
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
No vote on E15 bill this week, ethanol industry disappointed
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
Arzeda Pumps It Up with Big Series A Funding
Biofuels Digest • Helena Tavares Kennedy
 
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India launches first R&D facility for high-end fuels, gas
The Economic Times of IndiaIans
NEW DELHI: India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions, according to an official here. Operated by state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOCBSE 0.00 %), the R&D facility is designed to test all...
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Biofuels, Energy Finance
Brazil raises taxes on gasoline and ethanol
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Brazil, the federal government raised gasoline, diesel and ethanol taxes to raise money to lower their deficit down to R$139 billion (about USD$44 billion) by the end of this year. The gasoline tax was increased from R$0.3816 (USD$.12) to R$0.7925 (USD$.25)...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
Hawaii Electric Company new power plant to be running in 2018
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Hawaii, construction is moving forward on the Hawaii Electric Company power plant with six 159-ton generators being delivered to help power the 50-megawatt plant. The plant will run on biofuels and conventional fuels and be operated by Hawaii Electric on 8...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Romania, the European Renewable Energy Directive is expecting declines in bioethanol production for 2017 while increasing Romania’s bioethanol blending mandate from 4.5 percent to 8 percent in 2018. Romania’s blending mandate hasn’t changed since 2014 and they only have one bioethanol...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Germany, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. completed upgrades at their biorefinery in Emden after having invested almost $3 million (€2.5 million) for a new thermal oil heater and a new biodiesel distillation column. Emden is one of their two German biorefineries and...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Germany, UFOP reports that despite its downward estimate of global production, the USDA continues to take an optimistic outlook on 2017/18 global soybean output. The agricultural department expects world production to decline by 7 million tons to 345 million tons. The...
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Biofuels
Ethanol production up 19K barrels per day from last week, highest in nine weeks
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Washington, DC, according to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.026 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.09 million gallons daily. That is up 19,000 b/d from the week before and the largest volume in nine weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production...
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Biofuels, Healthy Living
Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that could be good for your gut. Their goal is to develop prebiotic sugars that feed the good...
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No vote on E15 bill this week, ethanol industry disappointed
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Washington, DC, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee won’t be voting this week on the Consumer & Fuel Retailer Choice Act after all, leading many in the ethanol industry, like Growth Energy and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, to be disappointed....
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Biofuels, Biotechnology
Arzeda Pumps It Up with Big Series A Funding
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Washington, Arzeda raised $12 million in a Series A round of funding, moving it forward on scaling up of their advanced protein design technology that is used for production of a range of chemicals and materials. The funding came from OS...
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