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October 13, 2016
The Indian government’s economic committee has today approved a mechanism to lower the price of ethanol sold to its ethanol blending programme to 39 rupees (€0.53) per little. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a mechanism for revising ethanol prices to enable public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) carry out the Ethanol Blended... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
The US ethanol industry trade association Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail fishing competition this year with Bass Pro Shops. The sponsorship comes in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts, and consumers about ethanol’s benefits and its use in boats and other marine applications. Crappie... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
US gasoline retail specialist RaceTrac will expand its fuel offering this year with the debut of E15 fuel at its convenience stores throughout the south of the US. The chain will add E15 later this year and ultimately offer it at more than 100 locations. The 88-octane fuel is a combination of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. "RaceTrac's mission is to make people's lives... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
Germany-headquarted bioethanol producer CropEnergies has reported revenues of €350 million for the first half of financial year 2016/17, compared to €390m the same period last year, due to lower trade volumes and lower ethanol prices. Even though revenues in second quarter of 2016/17, at €182 million (previous year: €193m), did not quite reach the... [Read More]

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October 11, 2016
Hull-based Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol and high protein animal feed, has appointed Richard Royal as its head of government affairs. The role will see Royal working with politicians and media to raise awareness of the crucial role Vivergo Fuels is playing in boosting the UK economy by sustaining a market for domestic animal feed grade wheat,... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Six Poet biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional use in the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the US bioethanol producer said in a statement. The system will use steam in a turbine to generate... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has proposed a $200 million waste-to-fuel facility in Minnesota, US, according to a report by CanTechLetter. The proposal was done in partnership with US-based recycling company SKB Environmental. Enerkem recently submitted rezoning and land use plan amendment applications to the municipality of Rosemount,... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing issues. The parties behind the Maabjerg Energy Center project have now decided not to go ahead with the biorefinery, which was intended to generate green power, heating, biogas and second-generation... [Read More]

October 7, 2016
The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the petrol pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending programme, with almost 50% of retail outlets offering E20, Thai automobile producers were central... [Read More]

October 5, 2016
Struggling Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa has published the financial results for the first six months of 2016, recording revenues of €1.215 billion and EBITDA of -€51 million. The company is in the course of obtaining the necessary accessions to the Restructuring Agreement of its financial debt, which was reached with a group of financial creditors and investors. Obtaining... [Read More]

October 3, 2016
Noble Group has taken full ownership of previously 50%-held subsidiary Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy for $2.47 million (€2.2m). Noble, a commodity trader, said that the acquisition was financed with internal resources, The Business Times reports. The book value and net tangible asset of Noble Mansfield was about S$3.3 million on 30 August, 2016, Noble said. Noble... [Read More]

October 3, 2016
A Nebraska, US, company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol by-product without adding any binding ingredients. Platte Valley Distillers told AP news agency it has secured the rights to a patented technique that will allow it to make feed pellets in Lexington that can be easily transported for possible export. Ethanol plants routinely sell... [Read More]

September 29, 2016
The share of ethanol in the US petrol market rose to 10.2% last week, according to a report published by the US Energy Information Association (EIA) on Wednesday. The increase in market share breaches the so called blend wall at 10%, over which the biofuels industry and petroleum producers have wrestled for several years. The oil and petroleum industry claims that ethanol... [Read More]

September 26, 2016
Green Plains, a Nebraska, US-based ethanol producer, has completed the previously announced acquisition of three ethanol plants for approximately $237 million in cash from Abengoa Bioenergy. The company immediately sold the ethanol storage assets to Green Plains Partners for $90 million. All three plants - located in Madison, Illinois; Mount Vernon, Indiana; and York,... [Read More]

September 22, 2016
Roxol Bioenergy Corp., the bioethanol subsidiary of Roxas Holdings, has been allowed to reopen its bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental, Philippines, following its implementation of measures to mitigate emission of foul odour. The plant, located at Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City, was shut down on 9 September, when a cease and desist order (CDO) was filed against Roxol. Roxas... [Read More]

September 21, 2016
Norwegian biorefinery operator Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million (€6.8m) in a project including an upgrade of a bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas.  The project has been awarded a grant of NOK 18.9 million from Enova, a Norwegian government agency which promotes environmentally friendly restructuring of energy end-use,... [Read More]