Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers both set production records in 2016, processing a record amount of Iowa corn, soybean oil, animal fats and other feedstocks into clean-burning renewable fuels. As that economic activity flowed throughout Iowa, it left a significant impact, according to a new economic impact study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA).
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Advanced biofuels will nearly double in five years — from 59 billion gallons per year in 2016 to 67.2 billion gallons per year in 2022 — as next-generation technologies enable commercial-scale production of these low-carbon fuels, according to Lux Research. While first-generation biofuels will continue to dominate the market, they will lose share as facilities based on non-food feedstocks and producing novel fuels account for over half of new capacity deployment for the first time in...
February 13, 2017
Portuguese biodiesel plant manufacturer IncBio has developed a new crude palm oil (CPO) extraction technology that the company says can achieve an oil extraction rate of more than 25 percent, thereby increasing oil extraction by an additional 25 percent. “Considering [the oil extraction rate] for the Malaysian palm oil industry was 20.1 percent in 2016, this represents a potential efficiency gain of 25 percent,” the company stated.
February 8, 2017
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A Minnesota cooperative plans to build a $240 million soybean processing plant in North Dakota. Officials with Minnesota Soybean Processors, or MnSP, say the co-op has selected a site on 150 acres near Spiritwood, in eastern North Dakota. The group says the facility would produce 900,000 tons of soybean meal and 490 million pounds of soybean oil a year. Half of the oil would produce biodiesel.
February 1, 2017
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 by Geelong grain industry consultancy Lachstock Consulting shows forecast exports of Australian canola topping 2.87 million tonnes this season, of which 2.36 million tonnes will be shipped to the European Union.