News Category: Bioethanol News
July 15, 2016
The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational boaters to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge the agency to stop adding more ethanol to the nation’s petrol supply. BoatUS had asked the boating public to add their voice to a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol to be... [Read More]

July 13, 2016
Higher use of ethanol in Europe would contribute to a 14.1% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in European transport, a new study finds. Conducted by global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment and commissioned by ePure, the study states that the reduction will stand even after possible land use change (ILUC) emissions have been taken into account. It explores... [Read More]

July 8, 2016
Germany-headquarted bioethanol producer CropEnergies has announced that it has restarted operations at its bioethanol plant in Wilton, UK, by July at the latest. The Ensus facility, based in the north east of England, has been mothballed since February 2015. Work was halted after bioethanol prices dropped amid sluggish European markets and low oil prices. Since this... [Read More]

June 28, 2016
Germany increased its production of bioethanol by 1.8% to 739,821 tonnes in 2015 compared to the year before, according to new statistics from Germany’s bioethanol trade association (BDBe). The report from the BDBe showed that 264,665 tonnes of bioethanol were produced from industrial beet in 2005, an increase of 9% from the previous year. Production of bioethanol... [Read More]

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June 24, 2016
In the US, biofuel producer Siouxland Ethanol is proceeding with its planned $8 million (€7.2m) expansion of its Nebraska ethanol plant. Expansion of the facility, located in Nebraska’s Dakota County near Sioux City, is projected to increase its production capacity by 15%, according to Sioux City Journal. "We’re really looking forward to increased production... [Read More]

June 21, 2016
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new fermentation system to help ethanol producers improve their yields and decrease sugar levels in their product. The DuPont Synerxia system, introduced at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, increases yields by up to 2%, while lowering total sugar levels at drop by up to 25%. The system includes Synerxia... [Read More]

June 21, 2016
Privately held US technology company Greenyug intends to build an industrial scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility and has formed a subsidiary, Prairie Catalytic, that will own and operate the plant. The chemical plant is to be located adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s (ADM) wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. Prairie Catalytic has... [Read More]

June 20, 2016
US ethanol producer Green Plains and Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors, have formed a joint venture to construct and operate a fuels terminal. To be located at Jefferson's existing Beaumont, Texas, terminal, the 50/50 JV is expected to invest approximately $55 million (€48.5m) in its Phase I... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
The US Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic industry partners, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS), have engaged their South Korean counterparts to promote US ethanol exports. A workshop was hosted last week by the FAS in Seoul, South Korea, to give an outlook... [Read More]

June 14, 2016
Struggling Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa has received $350 million (€312m) worth of bids for its four ethanol plants in the US Midwest. Abengoa is seeking to get rid of its four plants – located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana; Madison, Illinois; and Ravenna and York, Nebraska – as part of its global restructuring due to the company’s multibillion-dollar... [Read More]

June 14, 2016
Japanese car giant Nissan Motor Co. is researching and developing what it calls a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system – a world first for automotive use – features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator. The e-Bio Fuel Cell generates electricity through the SOFC (power generator) using... [Read More]

June 9, 2016
Government and industry investment in new equipment will dramatically increase access to higher-ethanol blends but not fast enough to raise mandates to use the fuel next year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Grants supporting the installation of pumps and tanks able to dispense a 15% ethanol-petrol blend (E15) will help drop a significant barrier... [Read More]

June 9, 2016
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has issued a report on methanol and ethanol, saying they are good potential alternatives for reducing both the emissions and carbon footprint of ship operations.  As they are sulphur-free, use of methanol and ethanol fuels would ensure compliance with the European Commission Sulphur Directive.  The report stated that... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
ICM, a US ethanol dryer specialist, has announced that its Selective Milling Technology (SMT) has allowed ethanol producers to boost their production. In a statement, the company said that it’s SMT has shifted from a new technology to a proven process at approximately 15% of the ethanol plants in the US and has allowed them to produce more than 300 million gallons... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
Alliance BioEnergy Plus, a US cellulose technology provider, has said that it has  is very pleased to completed phase one of a three-phase qualification process with one of the largest ethanol producers in the country, for its bolt-on, two step distillers grain process.     The firm does not disclose the producer it is working with. However, it said that... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
US speciality chemical producer Solenis has announced that it has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to speciality chemical maker Buckman Labortatories The news follows the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman in the US District court of the Western District of Tennessee against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate... [Read More]