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French, German Farmers Urge EU to Keep 7 Percent Biofuel Target
February 8, 2017 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  … UFOP and FOP focused their meeting in Berlin on the last energy proposals from the European Commission. In its “winter package,” the commission proposed to limit first-generation biofuels from 7 percent in 2020 …

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand
February 6, 2017 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the fuel tanks of Euro­pean cars and trucks, rather than as human food, this year.

Data compiled …

Far-Reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry
January 23, 2017 – 8:29 pm | No Comment

by Karyn Jones (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule, published in the federal register Nov. 16, proposes a wide-range of regulatory and compliance changes that affect the renewable fuel standard …

Germany Cuts Palm Oil Use for Biodiesel by 1/3: Report
January 23, 2017 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation and Progress Report 2015 under the Biomass Energy Sustainability Ordinance.

Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance The FOAF reports …

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields
January 9, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus …

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development
January 2, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based on rapeseed (72%), used cooking oil (19%), animal fat (8%) and fatty acids (1%). The feedstock …

Biofuel Market Must Remain Competitive for UK Farms, NFU Says
December 23, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(NFU Online) The NFU has met with ministers to urge the Department for Transport to keep biofuel markets as open as possible for UK farmers to remain competitive with their European neighbours.

NFU North East combinable …

EU Biofuels Policy – UFOP in Favour of Maintaining 7% Cap
December 13, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(UFOP)  “The 7% cap for biofuels made from cultivated biomass, first established in 2015, must be maintained beyond 2020.” With this position, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) rejects the …

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft
November 30, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over concerns they increase rather than …

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support
November 30, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out of first generation biofuels produced …

Snohomish County’s Venture into Biofuels Is a Bust, for Now
November 9, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Noah Haglund (HeraldNet)  Snohomish County is getting out of the biofuels business, after low oil prices and emerging technologies dragged down its decade-long venture.  The county’s investment in heavy machinery was supposed to enlist …

Swedish Tax Cuts Increase Biodiesel Use, Ethanol Fails to Keep up
November 7, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila  (Biofuels International)  The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) estimates that the August tax cuts given to biofuels in Sweden had a large effect on commercial transport, but the impact on E85 in private transport …

Airlines Race to Buy Renewable Fuels before Factories Are Even Built
October 19, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Ken Foxe (Lonely Planet)  Airlines are so keen to cut their carbon footprint, that all the renewable fuel to be produced at three soon-to-be finished factories, has already been purchased before they’ve even opened.

The …

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020
October 18, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional biofuels post-2020 at a high-level dinner debate organized by the European Oilseed Alliance in European …

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020
October 14, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry stress the importance of sustainable energy sources in the low-carbon economy post-2020.

The organisation held on …

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices
October 5, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this fall to keep them afloat in the face of low crop prices, agency officials said …

Report Helps Retain Access to EU Market
September 21, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Megan Cechner (Farm Weekly)  A co-funded report by Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) members has mapped greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the entire canola lifecycle to ensure Australian canola growers …

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio
September 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the …

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel
September 17, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station …

What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
August 23, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to cleaner …

Commission Biofuel Plan Puts EU Protein Production at Risk: FEFAC
August 3, 2016 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Jane Byrne (Feed Navigator)  EU feed industry representatives urge the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the proposed phase-out of crop-based biofuels after 2020, warning such a move will have a detrimental impact …

Latvia’s Biodiesel Production Remains around 60% of Installed Capacity
July 20, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production grew 7% in 2015 over the previous year to 85,000 metric tons while no ethanol …

Biodiesel Firm Eyes Expansion
July 19, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Tennessa Wild (The Western Producer)  Processor developing second generation biofuel with opportunity for wider use  —  Growing demand worldwide for renewable diesel fuel has Saskatchewan’s only biodiesel producer looking to expand.

Milligan Biofuels Inc. produces …

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol project in planning …; #7: First Australian biorefinery for renewable diesel, jet fuel …;  #6: New …

Grain Body Confident Australian Growers Will Comply with New Restrictions on EU Biofuel Production
June 15, 2016 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by  Clint Jasper (ABC Rural)  A leading agricultural economist is confident Australian canola growers will meet the European Union’s (EU) strict new environmental rules for importing feed stocks for biofuel production.

Anywhere between 40 to 90 …

Oh Magoo! The Digest Looks at Mainstream Media’s Coverage of Renewables
June 10, 2016 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Blundermeisters of Media Misinformation are at it again. The world’s favorite advanced biofuel, biodiesel, gets another hit job from mainstream media. The Digest investigates.  —  AFP, the major international …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir
May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight …

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study
May 19, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland.

By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s …

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners
April 26, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020, green campaigners have said.

Biodiesel …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

AGQM, FAM Invite Participants in Biodiesel Round Robin Testing
April 6, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(AGQM/Biodiesel Magazine)  … The analysis of components and the final product forms a major part of the quality assurance of fuels. Therefore, reliable monitoring and testing of the product properties of biodiesel and rapeseed oil …

Carbon Levy Cash to Finance Biodiesel Refinery in Edmonton
April 6, 2016 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  Edmonton company promises cheaper, cleaner biodiesel on a commercial level  —  An Edmonton based company plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the end of the year, …

Germans Give Thumbs up to Biofuels
April 5, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  More than two thirds of Germans view biofuels in a positive light, a new study suggests.  The representative survey, conducted by market survey analysts TNS Infratest, questioned more than 1,000 German residents and …

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, …

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean
March 19, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a protein source, soybean only provides the equivalent of about one barrel of oil per acre. …

Canadian Company to Produce New Kind of Biodiesel
March 14, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Edmonton, Canada-based SBI BioEnergy plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the end of the year, at a lower cost than existing renewable fuels.

SBI is in the …

‘Dodgy Diesel’ Threatens EU Green Fuel Market
March 8, 2016 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

by Matt McGrath (BBC)  There are growing concerns that cheap imports of biodiesel from Poland could wreck the European market in biofuels. All diesel sold in the EU needs to contain a percentage of fuel made …

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Obligation Reduces Biodiesel Sales
March 8, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Union for Promoting Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) google translation) The Union for Promoting Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) feel their expectations to those established in Germany by 1 January 2015 greenhouse gas mitigation through the …

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016
March 3, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built inside a standard 20-foot shipping container. BioCube has successfully deployed its refinery on remote sites …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.

Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

Biofuels for Transport in Germany
January 27, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current developments and perspectives of conventional and advanced biofuels.  …  The main instruments for decarbonizing the …

Create Your Own Biodiesel on Your Farm?
December 14, 2015 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(RFD-TV)  …  “This is something where they can grow it, and they can make it themselves and they can use it on the farm,” says Jason de Koff, an assistant professor in agronomy and soil …

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel
December 8, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California has not taken full advantage …

New Study Provides A Boost To UK Renewable Fuel Industry
November 12, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(Rural Energy News)  The conclusions of five years of field research, released today, show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the UK’s arable sector are significantly lower than previously thought. The report is …

UK Study Shows Greater GHG Benefits from Biofuels
November 4, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The conclusions of five years of field research in the UK show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the UK’s arable sector are significantly lower than previously thought. …

Avril Targets France’s Higher Biodiesel Blending Needs with New Plant
October 29, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Avril aims to meet demand from higher French biodiesel blending levels with output from a 100,000-tonne-per-year plant it opened on France’s Mediterranean coast on Wednesday, the chief executive of the European Union’s largest maker …

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel
September 28, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for the cleanest, most efficient ways to cut carbon. Turns out, biodiesel is at the top …

Break out the Bubbly: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Champagne-Ardennes in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 22, 2015 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Addressing the Western Europe market, creating a European unit with optimal operating range, or seeking to operate a facliity and watching the opex?  We can send you in the right …

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?
September 8, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market in Europe. At the same time, new HVO investments start to pop up like mushrooms …

RME-FAME Spread at Eight-Month High as NWE Biodiesel Moves to Winter-Spec
September 4, 2015 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Reinout Geyssens (Platts)  … European biodiesel demand during the winter switches towards blends that solidify at lower temperatures, such as FAME-10, which represents blended biodiesel that has a cold-filter-plugin-point of minus 11 degrees Celsius.

The main blend …

NYK to Participate in the Ownership of Canola Oil Venture in Tsunami Recovery Effort
August 27, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(Hellenic Shipping News)  NYK has concluded a contract with United Green* for partial ownership of a canola flower field along the Sanriku shoreline, an area that suffered extensive damage from the tsunami that accompanied the …

Farmers Harvest Jet Fuel
August 26, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman  (Bismarck Tribune)  Harvest is underway for North Dakota’s first crop of jet fuel. “Yields are looking pretty good,” said Garret Groves, of Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Biosciences. “We’ve had some stuff we’re really happy …

Commentary on the Recent Development of Price Indices for Oilseeds and Meals
August 11, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)  In July, the FAO price indices for oilseeds and meals rose by 3–4 percent compared to the previous month, gaining, respectively, 4 and 7 points. By contrast, …

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production
August 5, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing of HEFA Feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production” for the SOAP-Jet webinar series focused …

OK Begins Distribution of New Emmelev Rapeseed Biodiesel
July 31, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Danish fuel, oil, and energy company OK has introduced a new sustainable biodiesel into its petrol stations.  The new biodiesel is produced from the residue left over in the production of first …

Vt. Farmer Helps Others Produce Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Carter  (Daily Yonder)  After learning to make biofuel to use on his own farm, John Williamson has expanded his business to help others create their own energy. For Williamson, there’s a diversified income …

Import Tariffs to Keep EU Biofuel Industry ‘Stagnant’
July 28, 2015 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney.com)  The European biofuels industry is to stagnate next year, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s bureau in The Hague, unless import tariffs are relaxed.

The bureau noted that the EU has …

Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant
July 20, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like they are more suitable for a Van Gogh painting than part of the Raleigh landscape. …

Refinery to Turn Fat and Vegetable Oil into Renewable Fuels
July 8, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Bill Mah (Edmonton Journal)  The company behind a refinery to turn fat and grease into renewable fuels says the pilot plant could soon offer another local market for Alberta farmers and cut greenhouse gas …

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – Zim Losing Billions
June 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Tsoroti (Financial Gazette/All Africa)  Hamstrung by debilitating liquidity challenges, Zimbabwe is missing the chance to improve its revenue position by neglecting the development of biofuels, a renewable energy expert has noted.

Clement Shonhiwa, a renewable …

Swedish Train Operator to Convert Feet to Biodiesel by 2020
June 30, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Global Rail News)  Swedish operator Inlandsbanan AB has said it hopes to convert its entire fleet of passenger and freight vehicles to bio-diesel by 2020.  Inlandsbanan AB has received funding from the EU to assess the …

Kansas Plant Maximizes Value of Inputs by Adding Diesel Production
May 14, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Loretta Sorensen (Midwest Producer)  … But one Kansas ethanol company, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE), is taking steps to stabilize its business with diversified income streams generated from the same corn source used to make …

For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters
May 11, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org)  A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that, when looking at the production site alone, growing biofuel crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on location and crop …

Canola Growers Want Province to Push Biodiesel
April 30, 2015 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Blair (Alberta Farmer Express)  Effort would create more demand and help with reductions in greenhouse gases — The new provincial government needs to walk the walk — not just talk the talk — on …

R5 Bln Plant to Convert Canola into Diesel Halted by Laws
April 16, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Lutho Mtongana (BizNews.com)  PhytoEnergy International Holding AG said it will only proceed with a plan to build a 5 billion rand ($418 million) plant to convert canola into diesel in South Africa if the government …

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels
April 16, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor with B&C, regarding the application of the Toxic …

Lund Researchers Develop Optimized Two-Phase Enzymatic Process for Production of Biodiesel
April 7, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress) Researchers at Lund University (Sweden) have developed an optimized two-phase enzymatic (lipase) system for the conversion of plant oils to biodiesel. Applied to the solvent-free ethanolysis of rapeseed oil, the system delivered a …

Western Victorian Farmer Growing Crops to Produce Biofuel
April 6, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Brett Worthington (ABC Rural)  Farmers spend thousands of dollars a year buying fuel that comes from the other side of the world.  They do so to grow crops in variable, and often difficult, conditions. …

HN: Babiš’s Interests behind Czech Gov’t Biofuel Support
March 27, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The Czech government’s decision to extend reduced taxation of biofuels seems to be clearly motivated by the fact that Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants his oil-seed rape processing plant Preol to …

Poland Will Increase the Share of Biofuel Production up to 10 per cent from the Total Quantity by 2020
March 10, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  In Poland biofuel production indexes reached 7 per cent from the total quantity.  As a result of government support program Polish biofuel production increased significantly and was supposed to reach 10 per …

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 6, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best …

Harper Government Investment Benefits Biofuels Sector
March 1, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Western Economic Diversification Canada/MarketWired)  Biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister …

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina
February 9, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of …

Making Indirect Land Use Change Go Away
January 15, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the specter of falling oil prices spooks the sector, here’s good news from the Land of ILUC — a shocker study pointing a way towards mitigating or eliminating that …

New French Biodiesel Limit Could Split EU Fuels Market – Oil, Car Lobbies
January 14, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Michel Rose, Gus Trompiz, Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  France’s increased limit on food-based biofuels in transport fuel could raise logistic and supply costs as it threatens to split the European single market for fuels, lobby groups …

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup
November 19, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be …

More Toxicity in Canola-Based Biodiesel
November 5, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Rob Payne (Science Network Western Australia)  EXHAUST from pure canola oil biodiesel is more lethal for human epithelial cells than that from traditional diesel, new research contends.

Epithelial cells, which are found in the lining …

2 SC Firms to Celebrate Nat’l Bioenergy Day via New Collaboration
October 31, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Midlands Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand the state’s bioeconomy, starting in Allendale, S.C., and …

We’ll Help You to Make Your Own Biofuel…All at the Flick of a Switch
August 14, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Tom King (Echo News UK)  … LiquidNRG, based on a site by the A127, allows drivers to make their own biodiesel at a fuel tax and VAT-free rate of £1 a litre – compared to …

Bitter Disappointment on the Biodiesel Market
June 30, 2014 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(GreanEA Team)  Contrary to the high expectations of European biodiesel producers, the demand and prices of biodiesel in Europe fell down significantly. The situation does not seem to improve even with the summer season approaching, which …

The Bio-Fuel Sector Is Attracting Some Big Names
May 22, 2014 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Reuben Brewer (The Motley Fool)  Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM  ) and FutureFuel (NYSE: FF  ) are two relatively small companies largely focused on the emerging bio-fuel market. However, they aren’t the only players in the space. And some of the other companies, …

Canadian Biodiesel Exports Put Mandate into Question
April 29, 2014 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Hardly any of Canada’s biodiesel mandate is being filled by domestically produced product.
  “Last year we exported 100 percent of our production and then imported the equivalent to meet …

Use of Separators, Decanters in Biodiesel Processing
March 12, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment

by  Ted Neuman (Biodiesel Magazine/GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.)  A historical look at how biodiesel production in Europe and, later, the U.S. has relied on centrifuges for a number of aspects in the biodiesel process. Technologies …

NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET
March 6, 2014 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food   April 8, 2014  1:00 PM ET

Chris Callahan, Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Vermont  
Douglas Schaufler, Research Associate, Ag Bio Engineering, Penn State
Wondering how oilseed crops like sunflower, soybeans and canola are used on-farm for liquid fuel replacement and feed production? This …

German Biodiesel Mostly Comprised of Rapeseed Oil
February 24, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP determined that rapeseed oil is the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, comprising 89% of the content based on investigation of the …

The Fuel that Keeps on Growing and Growing
February 7, 2014 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Michael Daly (Fairfax NZ News/The Nelson Mail)   Researchers at Lincoln University trying to boost the biofuel industry have found ways to lift yields of crops that can be turned into fuels, while reducing inputs. …

Biofuels Feedstock Research Extended
October 31, 2013 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  US-based technology provider Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene are to extend and expand a research and development collaboration involving biofuels feedstocks up to August 2016.

The collaboration, initially signed in 2008, has focused on …

Elevance Planning Another Biofeedstocks Plant
October 29, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Frank Esposito (Plastics News)  Less than a year after opening its plant in Indonesia, Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has announced plans to open another bioplastics feedstock plant in Natchez, Miss., by 2016.

Current customer interest in …

Canola Could Be New Biofuel Crop for Central Great Plains
October 25, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Ag Professional/USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Farmers in the semiarid central Great Plains have traditionally used a two-year, no-till, dryland, winter wheat/fallow cropping system, which stretches scarce soil water supplies and minimizes crop failure from water …

How Farmers Get from Sunflowers in the Field to Fuel in the Tank (Video)
October 21, 2013 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Carter  (The Examiner)  …State Line Biofuels operates a 120,000 gallon/year (300 gallon per batch capacity) biodiesel production facility, providing biofuel and livestock meal for on-farm use. The production capacity of State Line Biofuels can additionally serve …

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
September 13, 2013 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making payments to support the production of advanced biofuel. USDA is making nearly $15.5 million in payments …

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth
September 12, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming …

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You
September 4, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to show in castor beans. Castor oil is a good source for a variety of applications, …

Study Shows Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity in Germany’s Fuel
August 29, 2013 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm oil with 25 percent, and …

Alberta Has Potential to Be Canada’s Biggest Biofuel Producer
August 20, 2013 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  Alberta could lead the country toward replacing about half its necessary transportation fuel with non-petroleum products, says a global expert on biofuels, bioenergy and bioproducts.

“We now have ethanol from grain …

UFOP Samples 60 Stations, Finds Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity Up
July 15, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V./Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm oil …

Nova Scotia Biodiesel Project Plans 100 Percent Export to Germany
May 28, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biofuel Weiss Inc. is developing a 7 MMgy continuous flow multifeedstock biodiesel production facility in Atlantic Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to Ian Weiss, CEO of Weiss Biofuel, the …

Ranch-Based Biodiesel Production Might Pay Off
May 7, 2013 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kathy Coatney (Beef Magazine/BeefProducer.com)  Small, automated units can make biodiesel from animal fat, waste oil and oilseed crops.

An Arkansas professor has been experimenting with a farm-sized biodiesel plant that can use animal fat, waste …

German Rapper Smudo’s Bioconcept Car to Perform in 24-Hour Race
May 3, 2013 – 12:23 am | No Comment

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  On May 19, more than 200 race cars will start at the traditional ADAC 24-hour race on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife track. With more than 200,000 visitors, it is the largest motor sporting …

Biofuels Given a New Lease on Life
April 9, 2013 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Andre Janse van Vuuren (City Press/Fin24)  Dormant plans to establish a local biofuel sector – earmarked to create up to 50 000 jobs and save the country at least R8.9bn in foreign exchange payments …

The Carbon Fix? Think Carbon Suit. ZeaKal Raises $3.8M in Series A Financing
April 2, 2013 – 9:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Crop yield and oil content increases of up to 50% and 34% seen from ZeaKal’s HME technology.  Though in early days — what’s going on?

… A successful Series A is …

Energy Farms: Is the Time Ripe?
March 23, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/ Euro Marketing Tools)  Biodiesel, ethanol and livestock production, wind turbines and photovoltaic installments situated in close proximity make energy—and economic—sense

The concept is that if alternate forms of energy can be produced …

HGCA Helps Reopen Market Opportunities for Arable Crops in the Biofuels Supply Chain
March 14, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Home Grown Cereals Authority) An HGCA-led review of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions figures has reopened market opportunities in the biofuels supply chain potentially worth several million pounds each year. 

Revised GHG figures, supplied by HGCA, …

Echuca Plant Will Provide Biofuel for Melbourne
February 28, 2013 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Warwick Long (ABC Rural)  A Melbourne businessman has bought a 4,500 hectare property to produce biofuels for his revegetation and timber recycling companies in the city.

Peter O’Donnell bought Madowla Park, east of Echuca in …

Soybeans Could Be Next Chapter of Biofuels Boom
February 12, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Tom Doran  (AgNews) …Under the current Renewable Fuels Standards, continued growth in corn-based ethanol use is uncertain do to several factors, including the 10 percent blend wall, slow implementation of higher blend, declining total …

Step in Right Direction to Sustainability
January 12, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(Ashville Citizen-Times)  Thanks to an innovative program aimed at helping North Carolina become more self-sufficient when it comes to energy, Asheville’s popular Biltmore Estate, that venerable bastion of the region’s travel and tourism industry, soon …

Most U.K. Crops Meet Environmental Biofuel Standards, AHDB Says
December 14, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Whitney McFerron   (Bloomberg)  Most rapeseed, sugar beet and wheat crops in the U.K. meet environmental standards for use in biofuels, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board said.

Ninety-seven percent of the country’s rapeseed, all …

Study Finds Biodiesel from Algae, Yeast and Bacteria Can Displace both Petroleum Diesel and Soybean Biodiesel
November 30, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester) derived from oleaginous microbes—microalgae, yeast, and bacteria—can effectively displace both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils, according to the findings of a new study by …

Cowichan Biodiesel Fueling the Green Fire
November 29, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Maeve Maguire (Cowichan News Leader)  The CVS Victoria Cruise bus company is the first in North America to use 100% biodegradable fuel.

It buys that fuel directly from the Cowichan BioDiesel Co-op. The non-toxic biodegradable …

Canadian Producer Changes Name to Reflect Marketplace Success
October 23, 2012 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

(Milligan Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)   The recently announced name change from Milligan Biotech to Milligan Biofuels reflects the company’s progression from tech-leading to market-leading in the Canadian biofuels industry. Milligan Biofuels is now a major supplier of biodiesel as …

Biofuel Takes Root in Western North Carolina
October 23, 2012 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by W. Stephen Burke (Citizen-Times)  America and North Carolina have a clear imperative to augment imported, carbon-emitting, politically destabilizing and unsteadily priced petroleum-based liquid fuels with increased production of renewable biofuels. How to effectively gain …

Getting Into the Business of Biofuel
October 2, 2012 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Fox  (Water Environment Federation/WEF Highlights) Most wastewater treatment plants do not support acres of sunflowers, rapeseed, or sorghum. However, a grant-funded pilot program at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Raleigh, N.C.) could …

Fight over Expanding Canola in Oregon Pits Organic Food Lovers against Biofuels Advocates
September 30, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  Wet winters and cool, dry summers make Oregon’s Willamette Valley one of the best places on the globe to produce seeds for organic broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and a variety of …

Government Invests Strategically In Canola Sector
September 24, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(The Bioenergy Site)  Canada’s canola sector will benefit from a targeted research and development plan to promote the industry’s strategic growth. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced support for the Canola Council of Canada in developing …

EPA Biodiesel Mandate Get a Boost From Repurposed Imaging Equipment
September 24, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jason Mick (Daily Tech)  New method could repurpose existing equipment, improve the efficiency of biodiesel extraction

Biodiesel production tends to boil down (no pun intended) to one of two methods –repurposing waste oil to auto-capable fuel or …

UFOP Questions Science of Recent GHG Study on Rapeseed Biodiesel
September 6, 2012 – 9:10 pm | No Comment

by Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) (Biodiesel Magazine)  Experts from the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) question the scientific quality of the recent study, “Uncertainties about the GHG …

Biofuels Approval Boost to Scottish Oilseeds
August 26, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(The Bioenergy Site)  NFU Scotland and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) have welcomed the announcement that the European Commission has accepted SQC into the sustainability certification scheme for biofuels. That recognition is a huge boost ahead …

Bio-Diesel Jet Car Makes a Pit Stop in Wetaskiwin
August 21, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Nichole Goetz (The Wetaskiwin Times)  Not many people can say they have taken a car down a quarter-mile track in 6.3 seconds going more than 250 kilometers per hour.

But jet car driver Kevin Therres …

“Ukroliya” Asks to Limit the Export of the Promising Crop
August 9, 2012 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

Complications connected with export of the national grain lead to the idea to change the structure of agricultural production. Some experts think that grain could be substituted by rape, as this crop is always in …

Raleigh Lands Grant for Biodiesel Production at Wastewater Plant
August 8, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(City of Raleigh, NC/Biodiesel Magazine)  The city of Raleigh has received a $100,000 grant from the Biofuels Center of North Carolina to purchase processing equipment and begin biofuel production at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment …

Uncertainties about the GHG Emissions Saving of Rapeseed Biodiesel
August 2, 2012 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Gernot Pehnelt and Christoph Vietze  (Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics)   During the last years, the renewable energy strategy of the European Union (EU) and the proposed policies and regulations, namely the Renewable Energy …

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston
July 23, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus Thursday morning. A $200,000 two-year grant …

Growing Biodiesel from Local Fields
July 19, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Citizen-Times)  Farmers, area restaurants and energy-conscious drivers could benefit from a pilot program to develop homegrown biofuels in the mountains.

Blue Ridge Biofuels, AdvantageWest, Biltmore Estate and other partners have been awarded a $130,000 grant from …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.

…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

BASF Launches AgBalance in Canada, with First Study to Measure Sustainability in Canola
June 11, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(BASF)  BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) is set to launch a new method to measure sustainability in Canada. The company’s new proprietary tool, AgBalance™ , uses a set of 69 indicators to calculate the social, economic and environmental impact …

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock
May 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion.

1. The feedstocks …

Biofuels Company to Repay County
May 24, 2012 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

by Noah Haglund  (The Weekly Herald)  The company has agreed to compensate the county for $143,000 in goods and services it didn’t deliver for a canola project.

Snohomish County’s experiment helping farmers turn crops into biodiesel …

ADM Introduces Sustainable Grower Program for Canadian Canola
March 27, 2012 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele   (Biodiesel Magazine)   Archer Daniels Midland Co. Agri-Industries Lloydminster oilseeds processing facility recently announced the introduction of its Sustainable Grower Program in connection with the sustainability certification it has earned from …

Milligan Bio-Tech Receives $1.7M Contribution from SaskBIO
March 22, 2012 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it will provide up to $1.7 million to Milligan Bio-Tech Inc. under the Saskatchewan Biofuels Investment Opportunity (SaskBIO) program. The program provides repayable contributions …

IPEA Recommends Diversifying Production to Build the Biodiesel Program
March 7, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Pernambuco.com)  The Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) points as a solution to consolidate the biodiesel program in the country diversification of agricultural production, reducing dependence on tax incentives and lower costs of the final …

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show
January 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are counted, according to leaked EU …

US a Cereal Offender on Ethanol, Says UN
January 23, 2012 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Rudy Ruitenberg (Sydney Morning Herald)  The US policy to produce ethanol biofuel from corn is raising prices for the grain across the world, said Jose Graziano da Silva, the new director-general of the United …

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Identification of Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
January 9, 2012 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing a direct final rule identifying additional fuel pathways that EPA has determined meet the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel or cellulosic biofuel lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements specified …

Eye-Catching Rape Crop Fuelling the Country’s Future
January 6, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by John Lewis (ODT)  Large colourful crops of oil-seed rape may become a more common sight on Otago farms in the future as the biofuel revolution gathers momentum.

A warm growing season has turned a 23ha …

Evogene to Establish Evofuel Ltd. for Developing Advanced Feedstock for Biofuel
January 6, 2012 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire/Evogene)  Wholly Owned Subsidiary Expanding Castor Bean Activity in Brazil

Evogene Ltd.  announced that it is establishing Evofuel, a wholly owned subsidiary, to focus on developing seed for advanced second-generation feedstock for biofuel.

Included in the activities …

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them
December 30, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now starting to bear fruit. Although no plants are producing and
marketing biofuels yet, the large-scale, industrial …

Control Union’s Verkerk Says Biofuels Will Grow Europe Canola Market
December 28, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Scott Larson   (The Star Phoenix)  A new market for canola growers is opening up in Europe, says a representative for Control Union, a Netherland-based company that certifies supply chains for products entering Europe.

While …

Washington State University Center at Prosser Researches Possible Biofuels
December 15, 2011 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Ross Courtney (The Seattle Times/Yakima Herald-Republic)  …”You get down to it, it’s dirty work,” said Steve Fransen, a research agronomist at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center.

He means research, not …

Michigan’s Loss, Alberta’s Gain: Smoky Lake or High Prairie to House 66-Million-Litre Biodiesel Plant Starting in 2012
December 8, 2011 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  An innovative Michigan plant that could produce 66 million litres of biodiesel from sub-grade canola is about to be disassembled and readied for a move to Alberta this winter.

The location …

ADM Eyes Alberta, Canada, for New 70 MMgy Canola Biodiesel Plant
December 7, 2011 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Decatur, Ill.-based global agribusiness firm Archer Daniels Midland Co. has proposed to build a 265 MMly (70 MMgy) biodiesel production plant in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, a project that would boost …

Concerns EU’s Renewable Energy Directive Breaks Rules Of Free Trade
December 2, 2011 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(Eurasia Review)  The European Union renewable energy regulation may became a subject of dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO),  warned Monday the Globalization Institute, adding that lack of transparency and discrimination towards foreign biofuel …

Biodiesel Station Opens Near Duluth
November 10, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Steve Kuchera (Duluth News Tribune)  A Northwestern Wisconsin biodiesel producer recently opened its first Minnesota station at a former Armor Fuel & Save station on Midway Road just off Interstate 35.

A Northwestern Wisconsin biodiesel …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.

…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

Milligan to Quintuple Production with Expansion
September 28, 2011 – 8:53 am | No Comment

by Bruce Johnstone (Leader-Post/Star Phoenix)    Milligan Bio-Tech Inc. is proceeding with an $8-million expansion of its biodiesel plant in Foam Lake, which will increase production five-fold — making Milligan the largest biodiesel producer in …

EBRD Grants EUR 30 Million Loan to Romanian Oilseed Processing Company
September 6, 2011 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(Business Review)  EBRD is granting a EUR 30 million syndicated financing package to Expur S.A., a local oilseed processing company. Expur crushes rapeseed and sunflower seed, produces crude rapeseed oil, refined edible sunflower oil, as …

Canola Trials Show Great Promise in San Joaquin Valley
August 31, 2011 – 6:41 am | No Comment

by Steve Olson (California Agricultural Technology Institute/Western Farm Press/Fresno State University)

A study indicates possibilities for new farming methods on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley, which is challenged by selenium-laden irrigation effluent.
One method …

EU Biofuels Policy Driving Regional Product Demand
August 29, 2011 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Caroline Henshaw  (Drovers CattleNetwork)  Europe’s stringent biofuels policy is driving growing interest in region-specific ethanol and rapeseed oil hedging products, a senior executive for CME Group Inc (CME) in Europe said Friday.

The global exchange …

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel
August 29, 2011 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Voice of America)  …  At Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia, kitchen manager Chris Bennett cooks his freshly-fried potato chips in canola oil from Shenandoah Agricultural Products, a small company just a few kilometers away.

… …