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Industry Teams Learn About U.S. Ethanol Value Chain Firsthand
October 29, 2017 – 9:40 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  Three ethanol trade teams consisting of ministry and industry delegates traversed the U.S. ethanol value chain from the field to the pump ahead of the Ethanol Summit of the Americas. The three teams …

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry
June 27, 2017 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.  —  California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector …

7th Annual F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America — Deecember 5-7, 2017 — Antigua, Guatemala
May 18, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment
7th Annual F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America   —   Deecember 5-7, 2017   —   Antigua, Guatemala

The only ethanol/biofuels event that brings together producers, buyers and industry experts from across Central and South America

Identify New Opportunities – hear the latest on ethanol/biofuel and  sugar production, demand and trade opportunities in Latin …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

The Guatemalan Project That Turns Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
June 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Fredy Hernandez (soy502.com (Google translation))  … However, an innovative project seeks to eliminate the waste that not only pollute the water of the city, but can also be reused, making fuel. This is the Reciclaceite, the …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

Guatemala Launches Pilot Ethanol Tests
February 27, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(SeeNews Renewables)  Guatemala’s energy ministry presented on Wednesday a pilot plan to test ethanol in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months.  The government will use blends containing 5% and 10% of ethanol, supplied by local …

Positive Review of “Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean”
February 16, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Thomas N. Thompson  (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington)  … This superb collection of essays shows that Latin America is emerging as a major global producer of biofuels as countries across the region seek to …

Start-Up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel
December 26, 2013 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Todd Woody (New York Times)  … Hailed about six years ago as the next big thing in biofuels, jatropha attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, only to fall from favor as the recession …

Jatropha Project in Guatemala Gets Additional Funding
October 17, 2013 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  SG Biofuels (SGB), an energy crop company has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the debt financing of its 25,000 acre jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project …

Annual EU Report Projects Increased Ethanol Production
August 26, 2013 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network, reporting that approximately 20 percent of transportation biofuel used …

The Biggest Biofuels Myths, DeMythtefied
January 11, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When headlines run dire, ask yourself: are they real?   In today’s Digest, we give you a guide to managing the myth minefield — and the roaring trade in disinformation …

Don’t Believe Everything You Read. Fact check on NYT’s Guatemala Corn/Ethanol Story
January 11, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Here is a fact check of the January 6th New York Times article “As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs” by Elisabeth Rosenthal:
NYT: In the tiny tortillerias of …

SGB’s Jatropha Vision: Jet Fuel Grown from Seeds
December 3, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Alsever (CNN Money)  …  While most of its rivals raced to commercialize the fuel, San Diego-based SG Biofuels took a different path: It hired plant geneticists. They hunkered down in the laboratory to come up …

NIST Posts Presentations for 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards
November 26, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that it has posted presentations from the 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards:  Current Issues, Future Trends on its web site.  The purpose of the meeting was …

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel
November 12, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85).  It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too …

SG Biofuels Expands Jatropha Platform; Confirms $99 Per Barrel Crude Jatropha Oil
October 31, 2012 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jatropha 2.0 crude oil costs drops below Brent crude petroleum price
In California, SG Biofuels announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets that it has expanded its global network of hybrid trial and …

The Sherpas: 7 Biofuels Feedstock Developers Clearing Paths to the Summit
October 15, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges.  Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock …

Insight: U.S. and Brazil – At Last, Friends on Ethanol
September 17, 2012 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Brian Winter (Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  After years at each other’s throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of …

Guatemala Farmers Losing Their Land to Europe’s Demand for Biofuels
July 6, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Indigenous smallholder farmers are being violently evicted as companies move in to satisfy Europe’s hunger for biofuels
…Over the next four days, 10 more villages were cleared. By the end of …

Moving from Jatropha 2.0 to Jatropha 2.$
January 17, 2012 – 9:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In California, SG Biofuels has completed a $17 million Series B financing led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners with participation from Finistere Ventures and current investors Flint Hills Resources and …

Smallholder Farmers Risk Being Forgotten in Sustainable Biofuels Race
November 17, 2011 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Maya Thatcher (Center for International Forestry Research)  Smallholder farmers in developing countries risk being left behind in the push to produce sustainable biofuels, deterred by complex and expensive certification schemes, according to a recent …

Hydroelectricity, Biofuels To Lead Latam Renewables Growth
June 14, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Ivan Castano (Renewable Energy World)  …Colombia, Argentina Advance in Biofuels
The biofuels race, meanwhile, is mostly making headlines in Colombia and Argentina, which have several large-scale projects up their sleeves. Brazil is the leader with a massive …