War in Ukraine Pushes Food Prices to Record High: FAO

The surge in food prices accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of wheat and corn. Global food prices have hit record levels in the wake of the Ukraine war, the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization shows, raising concerns over food security and the conflict's impact on vulnerable populations across the world. The U.N.'s food price index rose to 159.3 in March, up 17.9 points, or 13%, from February and jumped 34% from a year ago. The index measures the monthly change in international prices for a basket of [...]

Plantations International Joins United Nations Global Compact

The Plantations International Group of Companies is very pleased to announce that is been accepted into the prestigious United Nations Global Compact. Plantations International pledges to support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our group, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals. Plantations International has [...]

Gevo starts testimonial from important alternatives

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu Headlines Gevo Inc., a US-based state-of-the-art biofuels service, has actually started an assessment of strategic alternatives and enlisted Cowen & & Service as a financial consultant to help in the review. Gevo's panel from supervisors and its own specialist have developed a process for outreach to, and also engagement with, fascinated important as well as economic individuals. " After careful point to consider, including discussions along with a range of stakeholders, our company believe it is actually a suitable time to carry out a thorough assessment of the company's key and financial substitutes," stated Compunction I. Dreessen, [...]

White Hill Biodiesel goes through large plant expansion

Plantations International News White Mountain Biodiesel LLC is undertaking a major growth at its biodiesel manufacturing establishment in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. The two-year development job will certainly increase manufacturing capability of White Mountain Biodiesel from 3 MMgy to even more compared to 16 MMgy and consists of a 10,000-square-foot enhancement to its existing center and installation of almost 1.2 million gallons of additional handling and storage tanks. The company claims the enhancements will be made using proprietary technologies created internal over the past 9 years, as well as the job will cause significant expense decreases from increased efficiencies. Presby Building [...]

New file readily available for on-farm biodiesel manufacturing in Vermont

Plantations International News A new report, On-Farm Biodiesel Production in Vermont: Legal and Regulatory Overview, conducted by the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School reviews all Vermont state and federal regulations related to on-farm biodiesel production. Commissioned by the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, the report aims to inform farmers about the potential laws and regulations surrounding on-farm biodiesel production. “As statewide partners begin to find new ways to achieve the goals of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan, which identified biodiesel as a fuel that will help Vermont meet the 10-percent renewable transportation goal for [...]

Mercedes-Benz Trucks approves use of renewable diesel

Plantations International Information Mercedes-Benz Trucks authorized the immediate use of hydrotreated grease (HVO), additionally described as renewable diesel in the United States, for its in-line six-cylinder engine variants of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471 (very first generation) as well as OM 936 along with the in-line four-cylinder versions of the OM 934 conference the Euro VI discharges basic. "Trucks from Mercedes-Benz fitted with engines from the OM 470, OM 471, OM 936 as well as OM 934 collection satisfying the Euro VI exhausts requirement might be run with HVO from February 2016," the business mentioned. "This choice applies to all [...]

Buffalo Biodiesel clarifies contract with attorney general

Plantations International Information New york city Chief law officer Eric T. Schneiderman announced an arrangement Feb. 18 with Buffalo Biodiesel Inc.-- a business that accumulates, cleans and also offers utilized cooking oil from dining establishments to biodiesel manufacturers-- concerning more compared to 600 breach-of-contract suits filed over the previous couple of years versus companies in Western New york city and also surrounding states. The legal actions began when dining establishments with which Buffalo Biodiesel had oil supply contracts began "bucking" signed contracts without notice, said Buffalo Biodiesel Head of state Sumit Majumdar. "I'm a full-grown, I can handle individuals turning oil [...]