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28 March 2014

US Department of Energy pulls funding for BlueFire’s $300m biofuel plant

biofuels-170SQ The US Department of Energy (DOE) has pulled its support BlueFire Renewables’ $300m cellulose plant in Mississippi.

10 February 2014

Nordic Venture Partners begins latest fund’s capital drivep

US Midwest-focused investment firm Nordic Venture Partners has secured the first commitments for its new $20m-targeting fund, NewNet has learned.

3 January 2014

Ergon acquires Bunge’s interest in US biofuel JV

Bioenergy firm Ergon is acquiring Bunge's interest in a Mississippi-based biofuel joint venture undertaken by the two firms.

26 November 2013

Exclusive: US bioenergy firm MidWest AgEnergy raises $20.2mp

Upper midwest-based American bioenergy firm MidWest AgEnergy, which operates BlueFlint Ethanol and Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, has raised $20.2m as part of a larger funding round.

20 November 2013

Biofuel industry opposes US EPA’s changes to renewable fuel mandatesp

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposals to retain the biomass-based diesel mandate at the 2013 level and reduce total renewable fuel mandates by eight per cent compared to this year's level has been oppposed by the advanced biofuels industry.

18 November 2013

Engineering firm CNE to build two biorefineries for €72mp

AIM-listed engineering and technology firm China New Energy has been contracted by Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság and Helvéciai Biouzemanyag Termelö es Kereskedo Kft to build two biorefinary projects in Hungary at a cost of €72m.

17 September 2013

US ethanol producer Green Plains prices offering of $100m convertible notesp

US ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy has priced its offering of $100m convertible senior notes.

9 September 2013

Ethanol storage company Copersucar gets $217.7m BNDES loan

Brazillian sugar and ethanol trader Copersucar is to receive a $217.7m loan from the Brazillian development bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social for the storing of renewable fuels.

2 September 2013

Whitefox opens Guyana’s first biofuel plant, targets further projectsp

UK-based Whitefox has completed its opening development in Guyana, with the opening of the country's first biofuel ethanol plant.

30 August 2013

Stock round up: Brazillian biofuel companies vie for slice of $11.5bn global marketp

Biofuels could rake in an estimated $11.5bn a year in global revenues by 2020 if supported by government mandates, according to a new report.

29 August 2013

Brazillian ethanol production up 12% from last year

Brazil’s ethanol production is up 12 per cent for the first half of August from the same time a year ago, trade group UNICA said Tuesday.

30 July 2013

BP suffers from deferred taxes, profits drop to $2bnp

Energy giant BP has revealed its second quarter financial results for 2013, making profits of $2bn compared to $16.8bn in the first quarter of the year.

30 July 2013

São Paulo targets 70% renewable energy by 2020

The Brazilian city of São Paulo has launched a new energy initiative, targeting 70 per cent renewable energy use by 2020.

7 June 2013

EPA to announce ethanol targets for the summer

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce targets for US ethanol use this summer, an EPA official told lawmakers on Wednesday.

4 June 2013

Green Plains Renewable Energy buys Nebraska ethanol plant

Nasdaq-listed Green Plains Renewable Energy has signed a purchase agreement to buy the membership interests of Choice Ethanol Holdings, which owns the former NEDAK Ethanol plant in Nebraska.

3 June 2013

Coskata raises bulk of $5.4m debt roundp

Biology-based renewable energy company Coskata has raised the bulk of a $4.5m debt round opened in April.

2 May 2013

Sudanese ethanol business Kenana plans $200m IPOp

Sudan’s biggest sugar producer Kenana will look to raise $200m in an initial public offering in South Africa next year.

19 April 2013

Ethanol lobby urges US to put brakes on biofuels policy

The US ethanol lobby has asked Washington to put the brakes on government biofuel targets in an acknowledgement of a widening gap between policy goals and reality at petrol stations.

18 April 2013

Cellulosic specialist GranBio Investimentos takes 25% share of American Process

Brazilian cellulosic-ethanol maker GranBio Investimentos has taken a minority in American Process, a technology developer, and will go on to use its equipment to process sugar-cane into chemicals.

16 April 2013

Louis Dreyfus’ ethanol unit Biosev raises $402m in IPOp

The initial public offering of Louis Dreyfus’ Brazilian ethanol unit Biosev has taken place, raising BRL805m ($402.5m) for expansion and to pay off debt.

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