Biofuels to Attract $69 Billion Over Next Decade, Navigant Says

Biofuels to Attract $69 Billion Over Next Decade, Navigant Says

Biofuel producers will invest as much as $69 billion to expand output during the next decade, driven in part by U.S. policies that increase blending of plant-based fuels into petroleum-based fuel, according to a report from Navigant Consulting Inc. (NCI)
Annual biofuel sales will increase to $7.6 billion by 2023 as fuel blenders meet mandated growth targets in the U.S., the Chicago-based company said today in a statement.
Standard ethanol made from corn and sugar cane will remain the largest segment of the market and most of the investment in research and production will go to advanced biofuels including biodiesel, biobutenol and cellulosic ethanol made from inedible agricultural products.
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Storebrand, a financial services group in Norway, said that it was pulling out of the investments in 13 coal and six oil sands companies to ensure “long-term stable returns” because these stocks will be “financially worthless” in the future.

via Pocket July 09, 2013 at 06:59PM

CME Group Announces First Trade of New USD-Denominated Palm Oil Swaps – Jul 1, 2013

CME Group Announces First Trade of New USD-Denominated Palm Oil Swaps – Jul 1, 2013.


Abengoa Opens Pilot Plant That Turns Waste Into Biofuels

Abengoa SA (ABG), Spain’s largest biofuels producer, inaugurated a demonstration plant that can make bioethanol from municipal solid waste, its first using the technology. The facility in Babilafuente, central Spain, can treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste to generate as much as 1.

via Pocket June 29, 2013 at 01:57PM


Siemens to Develop Ethanol From Steel-Mill Gases With LanzaTech

Siemens AG (SIE), Europe’s largest maker of power equipment, agreed to develop systems that convert waste industrial gases into fuel using technology from LanzaTech NZ Ltd.

via Pocket June 20, 2013 at 06:54PM


Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit

While all eyes are on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, another Canadian company is quietly building a 5,000-mile network of new and expanded pipelines that would achieve the same goal as the Keystone. In fact, the project by Enbridge, Inc.

via Pocket June 06, 2013 at 06:56PM


Commodities traders acquire power stations

Commodities traders acquire power stations
Javier Blas, Commodities Editor –
The Swiss-based commodities traders are expanding into assets, buying or leasing anything from refineries to pipelines and terminals. Now Vitol, the largest oil trader, has bought a power station, signalling the return of the independent trading houses to the power generation sector. The acquisition suggests the return of the independent trading houses to the power stations sector, roughly 10 years after the collapse of the US electricity trading industry, which included names such as Enron, Dynergy, Mirant and Williams.


INTERVIEW-Italy’s Eni chips away at monolithic French gas market

PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) – Every day about 500 French consumers sign up with Italian gas vendor Eni as it chips away at the near-total domination of the French gas market by GDF Suez.

via Pocket May 23, 2013 at 07:04PM


EEX Transparency Platform To Be Expanded With Power Market Data From Switzerland – Swisselectric Becomes New Partner

See on Scoop.itThe FIX Protocol and multi asset electronic trading.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and swisselectric have concluded an agreement whereby the swisselectric members, Axpo Group (AxpoPower AG, Axpo Trading AG, Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG), Alpiq and BKW will report generation and storage…

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Red-hot ethanol RINs move toward mainstream with futures

* Electronic platform for RINs in the works * Ethanol RIN market estimated $9 bln value * Market volatility spurs fears of fraud KANSAS CITY, May 10 (Reuters) – A little more light is about to fall on the murky, sometimes messy market for renewable-fuel credits, with the launch

via Pocket May 18, 2013 at 04:00PM

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