News Category: Bioethanol News
August 23, 2016
Finland-based biofuels firm St1 has announced that its Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel, has announced plans to build a bioethanol plant at the site of a former paper mill in Norway that will use local forest industry residues as feedstock. The company said it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the project with Viken Skog , the largest forest owners' cooperative... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
Praj Industries, an India-based a process and project engineering company, has launched a 'Green Fund' that will help it take up projects to make second-generation ethanol plants - a move it says will help the government achieve its target of mixing automotive fuels with 10% ethanol by 2022. Pramod Chaudhari, executive chairman, Praj Industries, said:... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
Green Plains, the fourth-biggest US ethanol producer, has announced completion of its offering of $170 million (€151m) aggregate principal amount of 4.125% convertible senior notes due 2022, as it presses ahead with plans to buy two ethanol plants from Abengoa. The notes were offered and sold in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers as defined in... [Read More]

August 12, 2016
Fuel ethanol production capacity in the US was nearly 15 billion gallons per year, or 973,000 barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2016. The numbers are reported in the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. Total capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by more than 500 million... [Read More]

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August 12, 2016
US bioethanol producer Aemetis has reported a net loss of $5 million (€4.48m) for the second quarter ended 30 June, 2016, due to a high interest expense. Revenues were $33.1 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $38.1 million for the second quarter of 2015. The decline in revenue was primarily attributable to decreases in ethanol and wet distiller’s... [Read More]

August 11, 2016
Fuel ethanol production capacity in the US was nearly 15 billion gallons per year, or 973,000 barrels per day (bpd), at the beginning of 2016, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA published this announcement in its new ‘US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Report’. Total capacity of operable ethanol plants increased... [Read More]

August 11, 2016
US-based Poet is one of the world’s largest ethanol producers. The 28-year-old company has a production capacity in excess of 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol and 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually. Earlier this year, Liz Gyekye caught up with CEO Jeff Broin to find out about the company’s outlook and current state of the market. LG: How would... [Read More]

August 8, 2016
Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make bioethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide – a common industrial waste gas. “Instead of having the waste go to waste, you make it into something you want,” said Ludmilla Aristilde, assistant professor in biological and environmental engineering.... [Read More]

August 5, 2016
US ethanol producer Green Plains said revenue and profits rose in the second quarter as it produced record volumes of ethanol and saw growing demand in the US and overseas. The firm reported net income of $8.2 million (€7.35m), or 21 cents per diluted share, for the three months ending June 30, up 5.1 percent from $7.8 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, for... [Read More]

August 5, 2016
Car giant Nissan Motor Co. has revealed what it calls the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle that runs on bioethanol electric power. Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: “The e-Bio Fuel-Cell offers eco-friendly transportation and creates opportunities for regional energy production…all the while supporting the... [Read More]

August 3, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a US-based global food processing and commodities firm, has reiterated that it is conducting a strategic review of its ethanol dry mills in its second-quarter earnings report. The company unveiled its report on 2 August, 2016. It reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by poor ethanol margins and lower earnings from its agricultural... [Read More]

August 2, 2016
llinois Institute of Technology researchers have received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks and husks, and woodchips. According to news channel Phys.org, Ben Stark, professor of biology, and former Ph.D. student Tony Sanny,... [Read More]

July 27, 2016
Renewable energy technology provider China New Energy (CNE) announced that Sunbird Bioenergy Africa and the Zambian Development Agency have signed official documents to move its Zambian bioethanol project forward. The AIM-listed company said the signing  of the investment promotional agreement was the first milestone in the Zambian project but that... [Read More]

July 21, 2016
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up a renewable energy plant that will use agri products to generate energy. According to the NNPC renewable energy division general manager Rabiu Suleiman, the project, which would cost about $300 million dollars (€272,), would be financed through joint partnership with foreign partners. The... [Read More]

July 20, 2016
The European Commission has published its Communication on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility report that explores policy options to decarbonise transport beyond 2020. The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), representing conventional and advanced ethanol producers, welcomes the Commission’s commitment to assess the future role of low carbon... [Read More]

July 19, 2016
Bankrupt Spanish bioenergy company Abengoa’s US unit has hired Ocean Park Advisors to find a buyer or investor for its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The Hugoton plant produced ethanol from plant fibres and was supposed to be a technological advance over producing ethanol from corn or other grain, reports The Wichita Eagle newspaper. The facility... [Read More]