Friday, February 8, 2013

News and Notes for Friday Feb. 8, 2013

Desmet Ballestra Will Install CTi's System at Edible Oil Refinery in Argentina
The Desmet Ballestra Group has Entered into a Sales Agreement with an Edible Oil Refinery in Argentina; the System, that can Process 300 Tons of Oil Daily, will be Installed in the Third Fiscal Quarter of 2013.  Read the News Release.

ADM Earnings Exceed Estimates on Record Soybean Capacity
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., the world’s largest corn processor, reported fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts’ estimates as its U.S. soybean-crushing operations ran at record capacity. Read more from Bloomberg.

Novozymes acquires Iogen Bio-Products for up to $79.9M
Iogen Corporation announced today that Danish enzyme manufacturer Novozymes will acquire its wholly owned industrial enzyme business, Iogen Bio-Products, for a purchase price of $67.45 million and potential earn-out payments up to $12.5 million. Read more from BioFuels Digest.

Proposal Would Require 16.55 Billion Gallons Of Renewable Fuels in 2013 Gasoline Supply
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to require 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels, including 14 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol, be blended into the nation's gasoline supply in 2013. Read more from

Growing palm oil could speed up climate change, study says
rowing palm oil trees to make biofuels could be accelerating the effects of climate change, new research showed, adding further weight to claims the crop is not environmentally sustainable. Read more from Reuters.

Synthetic biology method dramatically cuts down “manufacturing” time 
Scientists have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new ‘parts’ for microscopic biological factories from two days to only six hours. The scientists say their research brings them closer to a new kind of industrial revolution, where parts for these biological factories could be mass-produced.  Read more from R & D magazine.

AOCS News 

AOCS Quality Reference Sample Sale • February 1-28
We’re cleaning out our freezer! All quality reference samples are available for $50.00 during the month of February. Stock up now before supplies are depleted! *this sale does not include Certified Reference Materials.
For information about available samples, visit the website now. To order, use the online order form or contact the AOCS Orders Department at or +1 217-693-4803.

Valicor -New Silver Corporate member
AOCS is pleased to welcome Valicor as a new corporate member.
"The new Valicor® brings together two great names in fluid purification and resource management technologies and services - Solution Recovery Services and United Waste Water.  As such, Valicor is an industrial and fluid services organization uniquely positioned to focus on our core mission of delivering sustainability solutions to our customers.  To Valicor®, sustainability starts upstream through purification and recycling of our customer’s fluids for increased longevity and reuse and ends with an environmentally sound approach to managing oil, liquid and solid waste materials when depleted.  Take a look!  We have big plans for the future!". Find out more at


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