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5 hrs ago | Reuters
The Obama administration is committed to eventually getting U.S. ethanol production to the 15 billion-gallon level envisioned by Congress, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said on Tuesday. Vilsack also said that proposed cuts to the 2014 mandate were likely to be partially restored, echoing talk in the biofuel industry over the past few months.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Sunflowers are a beautiful sight in Vermont , dotting the rural landscape and iconic farms with bursts of autumnal glory. Elsewhere these flowers of the sun billow in the breeze for all to enjoy until they wilt and die with the close of the season.
8 hrs ago | Universal Hub
Two Cranston, RI men could get up to five years in the pen for a scheme in which an employee of theirs drove around Rhode Island and the Boston area, siphoning used cooking oil from holding tanks behind restaurants and then selling the liquid to a New Hampshire company that processed it into biodiesel. Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors , Andrew Jeremiah, 78, and Bruce Jeremiah, 72, will also lose the 1984 Ford F700 truck they outfitted with a tank and a special muffler to reduce the sounds of pumping.
11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business
This is the first scheduled flight in to run on this fuel mix. Farnesan is a sugar-based bio-kerosene developed jointly by the TOTAL oil group and the U.S.-based biotech company , which in April of this year received RSB Certification.
The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, adding to biofuel demand. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Automotive Biofuels Market , finds that the market generated revenues of and created an ethanol blend wall, restraining the market from reaching its potential.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst fills out her ballot in Iowa's Republican primary, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The oil industry accused the Obama Administration of using the country's biofuel mandate as a political weapon last week - specifically, that the White House intends to hike up the mandate to help out a Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.
Having gone through ups and downs in recent history, the biotech industry is now ushering in a new generation of advances. In fact, biotech is driving the lab science industry with renewed vigor.
GreenShift invented, and developed new technologies to combine into the back-end of existing dry mill corn ethanol plants to tap into a fresh reserve of inedible crude corn oil. GreenShift helps in the production of fossil fuel and biofuels derived products.
The company develops and markets biofuel technology and products based on its patented fast pyrolysis technology. It converts biomass into jet fuel, gasoline and diesel.
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst fired back at her deep-pocketed critics in eastern Iowa, warning a gathering of farmers to ignore "annoying ads" that attack her on the renewable fuels standard. "I do support RFS [Renewable Fuels Standard], I support biodiesel," Ernst told a gathering of Iowa Farm Bureau members.
INMETRO is the leading regulatory body governing approvals and specifications for these applications in the country. "With the addition of the INMETRO approval for these liquid level transmitters, we are further expanding our global marketplace to include the growing Brazilian market," explained as we leverage our international experience in the oil and gas, chemical, and biofuel industries."
Chempolis Ltd, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation , signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Numaligarh Refinery Limited under which the two will jointly study building a biorefinery in North Eastern India for producing biofuel ethanol from bamboo with co-production of furfural and acetic acid. Bamboo is one of the major non-food biomass resources available abundantly in North East India and it is among the fastest growing plants.
David Fullington paid what some would call a ridiculous price of $13,600 an acre for a 200 acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbour's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.
The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.
Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat. Plant geneticists from the UK's Home Grown Cereals Authority discovered the new plant strain as part of the organisation's A 1.1M project 3356 to reduce the carbon footprint of the lubricants industry.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 am
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