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Biofuels & Ethanol

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Anaerobic digestion tackles the mess of poultry waste

Bioenergy DevCo, Perdue Farms partner on AgriRecycle composting facility
Bioenergy DevCo, a global developer of sustainable waste processing plants, will take over management of Perdue Farms’ AgriRecycle poultry waste composting facility located in Seaford, Delaware, according to a deal announced November 21.
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Renderers urge higher renewable fuel standard at EPA hearing

In testimony on July 31 before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. rendering industry and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance called for a higher Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume to increase production of environmentally-friendly biodiesel and renewable diesel. 
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Feed manufacture contributes to food chain circular economy

Economic and environmental benefits can be achieved by the use of a wide range of co-products from the food and biofuels industries.
Economic and environmental benefits can be achieved by the use of a wide range of co-products from the food and biofuels industries in compound feeds for livestock, aquaculture species and companion animals.
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Farm, ethanol groups urge Trump to restore integrity to RFS

In a letter to President Trump on Sept. 12, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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WELTEC Group takes over 2.2-MW biogas plant in North Germany

As of Aug. 1, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the WELTEC BIOPOWER Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. The German specialist for the development and operation of biomethane and biogas plants will fully modernize the technical and operational overall concept of the 2.2-Megawatt plant.
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New Florida lignin plant brings jobs, sustainability

A partnership between LignoTech Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials has brought a sustainable animal feed binder and more to Amelia Island, Florida.
As sustainability becomes important to both agribusiness companies and consumers, a partnership between LignoTech Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced materials has brought a new, sustainable lignin plant to Amelia Island, Florida.
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