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November 8, 2016
Danish biological solutions developer Novozymes has launched the Fermax enzyme protease that prevents foam development during sugarcane ethanol fermentation while delivering improved control and replacing chemicals. For an average size plant, trialling partners also experienced a cost reduction of up to 20% when using Fermax, as compared with use of chemicals, Novozymes... [Read More]

November 7, 2016
The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, has entered into an agreement with Hungarian Agrar-Biothanol to produce fertiliser and ethanol in addition to electricity. The facility will produce 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic fertiliser and 2.66 million litres of ethanol annually, as well as 1.2MW of electricity. The plant will process farm residues and both animal... [Read More]

November 2, 2016
Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold a total of 592 million litres (156 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first half of October, declining by 15.94% compared to the last two weeks of September, official trade data shows. According to local sugarcane industry association Unica, the sales decline can be attributed to the fewer working days in the period... [Read More]

November 2, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a US-based global food processing and commodities firm, has reported an increase in its third quarter profit and said that its ethanol dry mill review is progressing. Net income was $341.6 million (€312m), or 58 cents per share, in the quarter ending 30 September, compared with $252 million, or 41 cents per share, in the same quarter... [Read More]

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November 2, 2016
Green Plains, a Nebraska, US-based ethanol producer, net income attributable to the company was $7.9 million (€7.12m), for the third quarter of 2016 compared with net income of $6.2 million, for the same period in 2015. Revenues were $841.9 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared with $742.8 million for the same period last year. "We generated $42 million... [Read More]

November 1, 2016
Bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels has been chosen as one of the UK government’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners. More than 30 businesses, institutions and organisations will help implement the government’s plan to help the North of England reach its full potential – and attract new jobs and investment to the region. To achieve this, the government... [Read More]

November 1, 2016
Mexico's Secretariat of Energy (SENER) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted a workshop to inform Mexican authorities of ethanol’s quality of life benefits. US researchers, alongside with Colombian and Paraguayan regulators, held information sessions at the two-day meeting in Mexico City on the quality of life benefits and successful implementation... [Read More]

October 24, 2016
In Australia, the state of Queensland’s regional economies are set to benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s biofuels mandate, the state cabinet said. The government is continuing to garner the attention of Queensland motorists with its E10 OK campaign. Speaking from Airlie Beach for the Palaszczuk Government's Whitsundays Community Cabinet, Minister for... [Read More]

October 24, 2016
Brazil-based oil company Petrobras said it is discussions to sell its stake in sugar and ethanol producer Guarani SA to France’s Tereos Internacional. Petrobras is planning to sell its 45.9% stake in the company, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposed sale is part of Petrobras’ plan to sell certain assets to reduce debt. The company is planning... [Read More]

October 21, 2016
In Thailand, the government’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) is suing Rajburi Ethanol Co. for allowing molasses wastewater to leak into the Mae Klon River, devastating the waterway’s giant stingray population. According to the PCD, tests have indicated that wastewater leaked into the river in Ban Pong district of Ratchaburi, polluting it and killing aquatic... [Read More]

October 21, 2016
A significant portion of US-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan's 50% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over petrol, a recently released US Grains Council (USGC) study finds. The study, USGC says, supports the case for ethanol's competitiveness and sustainability compared to other fuel sources. The results will help the USGC and its industry partners... [Read More]

October 19, 2016
German biofuel producer CropEnergies increased its ethanol output in the first half of the 2016/17 financial year, despite falling revenues. Bioethanol production at CropEnergies increased from 422,000m3 to 450,000 m3 in H1 2016/17, with the production of food and animal products correspondingly increasing. The rise in production volumes resulted from a higher capacity... [Read More]

October 18, 2016
An illegal ethanol warehouse in Harare, Zimbabwe, went up in flames on Sunday afternoon, leaving eight people, including three firemen, critically injured. The firemen are currently being treated in a hospital in Harare, but officials say they’re considering flying them to South Africa to receive special treatment due to the severity of their injuries. Michael... [Read More]

October 17, 2016
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a new way to turn CO2 into ethanol. The finding involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, using an electrochemical process that produces tiny spikes of carbon and copper to transform greenhouse gas into biofuel.  “We... [Read More]

October 14, 2016
Students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School in Minnesota, US, visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. plant recently to get a better understanding of how clean home-grown renewable energy is produced. The students, which included three exchange students from an agricultural high school in Norway, toured the various processes of ethanol production at CVEC,... [Read More]

October 13, 2016
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), a US-based renewable fuels trade body, has recognised Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. Ansgar, Iowa, for producing its one billionth gallon of cleaner-burning, homegrown ethanol this month. “Congratulations to Absolute Energy for reaching this incredible milestone,” said IRFA director... [Read More]