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If you are interested in the renewable energy sector then you need to stay current with the latest news, views and developments. The Wiser biofuels news email can help you do that. It delivers the most important news on the topic to your inbox every day so that you have the right information. The world uses more energy every year. As a result, the topics of energy production and the impact of that production on the environment are debated daily. For many people, biofuels are part of the solution. This is energy that is produced using plant or animal materials, so biofuels are a source of renewable energy. Examples include ethanol which is made from crops like corn, and biodiesel which is made from vegetable oils and liquid animal fats. They have become more popular and widely used, particularly during times of high oil prices. But they are not without their problems or critics, not least because of the cost of production. If biofuels news matters to you, sign up for the free, tailored email from Wiser today.

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Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
February Argentine ethanol sales and production rise was consumption slips
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
University of Nevada researchers looking at ice to better develop biofuel feedstocks
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Virent’s New CEO Talks Tesoro Purchase, Company Culture, and More
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Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry
BBC
 
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Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop intended for trialing biodiesel production on the island has become so popular that people are regularly trespassing and sometimes even stealing the flowers that are currently in bloom despite obvious signage about the farm being private...
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Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Indiana, ethanol producers across the US are facing not only low ethanol and DDGs prices but further concerns resulting from the high levels of vomitoxin present in much of last year’s record corn crop with supplies from Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Mozambique, the government has at last given up on jatropha as a potential biodiesel feedstock as the economic viability of the program dwindled in line with falling fossil fuel prices. The program was first launched with $130 per barrel oil but...
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Biofuels, Coal Industry
Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In California, Calgren Renewables is scaling up its methane replacement program by tapping into several nearby dairies, connected through 20 miles of pipeline, in order to power its ethanol plant. The company has been sourcing methane from one nearby dairy, and satisfied...
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February Argentine ethanol sales and production rise was consumption slips
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Argentina, February ethanol sales rose to 84.87 million liters, up more than a quarter on the year but 6% lower than the month prior. Cordoba province absorbed 35% of the demand followed by Tucuman, whereas the other provinces registered must smaller...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Washington, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative that monitors federal websites says the Department of Energy website has changed its focus to job creation from while reducing climate change rhetoric. For the website of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the focus is...
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Biofuels, Biomass
University of Nevada researchers looking at ice to better develop biofuel feedstocks
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Nevada, the unassuming ice plant could become an ingenious weapon in the fight against a warming climate that threatens to limit regions suitable for growing biofuel crops. Biochemist and molecular biologist John Cushman at the University of Nevada, Reno will create...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In India, oil marketing companies are getting hit hard with a new 6% excise duty on biodiesel along with a slew of other taxes that they say will make the mandated biodiesel blending unviable. Biodiesel was excise duty-free for 10 years. The...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Virent’s New CEO Talks Tesoro Purchase, Company Culture, and More
XconomyJeff Buchanan
Wisconsin — Last week, Virent, a Madison, WI-based developer of biofuels that are designed to replace crude oil, announced it had hired Stacey Orlandi to serve as the company’s next chief executive. Virent says its base technology can help produce cleaner and...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry
BBC
The motor industry's fight-back against growing opposition to diesel has moved up a gear with a strong defence of commercial vehicles. The industry's trade body has warned people not to ignore the "essential role" diesel commercial vehicles play in keeping the UK...
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