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Ethanol: TN Sugar Mills, Cane Farmers Bet on Legal Remedy
November 6, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by R Balaji (The Hindu)  Cash-strapped sugar mills and sugarcane farmers are pinning their hopes on a public interest litigation (PIL) in the High Court to enable them to participate in the Centre’s ethanol-blended fuel programme …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell, Sinopec
September 23, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  his season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Tesoro to Acquire Virent
September 8, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production …

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions
November 19, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa agriculture and biofuel leaders began questioning how Rubio’s support for that industry compares with his stance …

Tamil Nadu Sugar Mills Want Cap on Ethanol Output to Go
November 11, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Bharani Vaitheesvaran (Economic Times)  Tamil Nadu sugar mills are lobbying for permissions to produce more ethanol as they find a state government-cap for making the fuel ingredient is disappointingly low.

A steady drop in prices and …

What Is the Future of Ethanol in Brazil? Perspectives from Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Conference
September 29, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The effect of increased consumption of ethanol due to the reduction of state tax called ICMS (Tax over Merchandise and Services Circulation) has been the reason for celebration …

Brazil’s Clever Solution to Fuel the Country
August 19, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(CCTV-America)  Sugar prices are near record lows causing Brazilian companies to reduce their output in favor of a more profitable option: producing fuel.

Brazil has become a pioneer in using ethanol to power light vehicles. CCTV’s …

Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process
May 13, 2015 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  “renewable oil”; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change

Global Bioenergies announces today having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar …

Small Ethanol Plants Struggle for an Edge
March 2, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  As production plants have grown larger and more efficient, small, older ethanol plants risk being left behind.

Most vintage ethanol plants, including Buffalo Lake, expanded over the years, but that isn’t …

VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report
September 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It was fitting that the VIII annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference took place in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The …

$15 Million Available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program
August 28, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine) The USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels.

According to the NOCP, …

JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research
August 28, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Joint BioEnergy Institute/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. The idea behind …

Roxas Wants to Boost Biofuels to 20% of Overall Sales
August 28, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(BiofuelsDigest) In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings wants to boost the share of biofuel sales to 15% to 20% overall by September, helping to diversify away from sugar. Ethanol production is currently above nameplate capacity of 100,000 liters …

Sugar Looks to Ethanol to Help Pick up Speed
April 29, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Loni Prinsloo (Business Day Live)  … South Africa has been producing sugar on a large scale since the first Indian labourers docked in Durban in 1860. The sweet cane has been processed mostly to be …

VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 14, 2014 New York, NY
March 19, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference    May 14, 2014    New York, NY

The International Sugar Organization and DATAGRO have chosen the Starlight Roof, at the Waldorf Astoria, as the perfect location to organize their VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Its elegance and symbolic meaning to the …

University of Texas Austin Engineer Rewires Yeast Cells For High Lipid Content
March 5, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(University of Texas at Austin/Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. …

USDA Announces Results of December Invitation, Successful Sale of Remaining Sugar Inventory
December 17, 2013 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the results of the Dec. 3 invitation to sell the remainder of its recently acquired sugar inventory for non-food uses. …

USPTO Issues Patent to Biofeedstock Company Proterro for Its Biosynthetic Process To Manufacture Fermentable Sugar
December 9, 2013 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Proterro)  The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,597,914 to Proterro, Inc., protecting Proterro’s unique, biosynthetic sugar-making process.

The only biofeedstock company that makes sugar instead of extracting it from crops …

Sugar: Brazilian Model Producing More Ethanol and Reducing Output
November 27, 2013 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times) … The sugar industry is exploring the possibility of adopting the Brazilian model. Brazil, which tops the world in sugar production, increases ethanol production if sugar prices rule low.

Ethanol is …

USDA Solicits New Bids under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
November 19, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is offering to sell its recently acquired sugar inventory for use as a feedstock for bio-energy production using …

USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
September 19, 2013 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration of the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). These invitations are subsequent to the first series of …

Cheap Corn Deters Buyers in U.S. Sugar-for-Ethanol Program
August 29, 2013 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerga and Marvin G. Perez  (Bloomberg)  A glut of corn has damped interest by biofuel makers in a U.S. government program to sell surplus sugar for ethanol, potentially decreasing its effectiveness in propping …

US Sugar-for-Ethanol Plan Advances
July 2, 2013 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Business Recorder)  The US government is close to buying surplus sugar to sell to ethanol producers at a loss, in an effort to bolster weak domestic sugar prices and avoid losing hundreds of millions of …

Key Issues Driving the Global Sugar & Ethanol Markets March 5, 2013 Webinar 10:00AM ET
February 28, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Key Issues Driving the Global Sugar & Ethanol Markets    March 5, 2013   Webinar  10:00AM ET

Speakers from Platts and Kingsman will be addressing the key issues currently driving the global sugar and ethanol markets. Join our speakers as they address:

What trends are we seeing in the U.S. and global ethanol …

Setting the Example
January 2, 2013 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … Hopefully, European regulators will take note of what has happened. If they are intellectually honest, they should acknowledge that if the U.S. biofuel policy has no real …

Berkeley Fermentation Process Converts Sugar Directly to Diesel
November 7, 2012 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Robert Sanders (Biodiesel Magazine/UC Berkeley)  A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University …

Codexis, Mascoma Show that Low-Cost Sugar is the Key, as Biofuels Moves from R&D into Industrial Era
December 12, 2011 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“The government rushed into investments, with no diligence,” says Codexis chief Alan Shaw. “They are just not industrialists, in my opinion.”

Two major announcements this week drive the point home in …