News Category: Bioethanol News
May 18, 2016
Clariant, a specialty chemicals giant, and Scania, a top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which involved an investment in sustainable technologies for cargo transportation. In mid-2015, Clariant acquired three Scania P 270 model 4x2 trucks, which run on ethanol... [Read More]

May 18, 2016
Germany-headquarted bioethanol producer CropEnergies has announced that it will restart 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 pause... [Read More]

May 17, 2016
Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane bagasse for scientific cellulosic ethanol technology testing. The EUnergyCane consortium is a group of companies, universities, and government entities directly involved in the improvement of cold-resistant sugarcane, which is also called EUnergyCane. Although... [Read More]

May 17, 2016
A joint venture (JV) project between Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), which should cost around €110 million, moves on after getting approval from NRL’s board. The project has preceded several preparation stages including signing MoUs with neighbouring states of Assam for the sustainable supply of bamboo. The parties will jointly build a... [Read More]

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May 16, 2016
US Water, a US-based provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, will give three technical presentations during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), June 20 – 23, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the FEW program, US Water’s applications engineer, Jared Galligan, will provide an industry update on water re-use and reduction. Michael... [Read More]

May 16, 2016
US federal workplace safety officials are investigating a fatal fire at a South Dakota ethanol plant, according a report in the Argus Leader. One person was killed and another person was injured in the fire which occurred on 6 May, 2016, at a Poet biorefining plant based in the US Midwestern state. According to the media report, the cause of the fire has not been determined,... [Read More]

May 16, 2016
Denmark has announced plans to set a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation as part of its aim to promote “green power”. The announcement was made by the Danish Minister for Business and Growth for Energy, Utilities and Climate and is part of a broader proposal covering a range of energy issues. In a statement, the Danish... [Read More]

May 13, 2016
Gevo, a US biofuels producer, has narrowed its first quarter loss by 51% to $3.6 million (€3.17m), compared to a net loss of $7.3 million during the same period in 2015. In a first quarter 2016 statement, the company said it was working to make its processes more efficient and ramp-up isobutanol production. First quarter revenue increased to $6.3 million from $5.9... [Read More]

May 12, 2016
Spanish renewable energy giant Abengoa’s Netherlands business has filed for bankruptcy. In a statement, the company’s administrator Borsboom & Hamm said Abengoa’s Rotterdam ethanol plant has also been forced to close. The plant is closed, removing around 380,000 tonnes per year of ethanol capacity from the market, and it is not clear for how long. In... [Read More]

May 12, 2016
A bill has been introduced by a group of Republican Party members that aims to limit the total volume of ethanol contained in transportation fuel to 9.7%. The bill is entitled HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016 and was introduced in the US House of Representatives. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), implemented in 2005, was designed to promote... [Read More]

May 10, 2016
Canadian ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels has invested in key co-products to sell in addition to its 58 million gpy ethanol output. The Calgren plant, located in Pixley, California, was the state’s first when it was built in 2009. Today, the company also sells 400,000 tpy of distiller’s grain for use as animal feed to local dairies and feedlots as... [Read More]

May 6, 2016
Aemetis, a US-based advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, has signed an agreement to acquire Edeniq, a US cellulosic ethanol technology company. Under the terms of the agreement, Aemetis will acquire all of Edeniq's outstanding shares in a stock plus cash merger transaction. Edeniq has developed patented innovations that unlock cellulosic and starch sugars... [Read More]

May 5, 2016
Advance Bioenergy, a Minnesota, US-based biofuel producer, has shut down its South Dakota ethanol plant due to the facility falling behind in technological development. The plant, located in the city of Aberdeen, was one of the first ethanol plants in the US when it began production in the early 1990s under the name of Heartland Grain Fuels. But the plant was closed... [Read More]

April 29, 2016
Poet-DSM, a joint venture cellulosic ethanol company, is expanding production capacity at its Iowa-based plant called Project Liberty. The firm said it is ramping up production at its cellulosic ethanol plant to its full 20 million gallon per year capacity. Project Liberty converts baled corn cobs, leaves, husk and stalk into renewable fuel. It converts around 770 tonnes... [Read More]

April 26, 2016
Green technology manufacturer India Glycols has officially launched a 750,000 litres per year cellulosic ethanol plant at one of its sites in Kashipur, India.  The demonstration-scale plant, based in Uttarakhand, is to run on wood chips, cotton stalk, cane bagasse, corn stover and bamboo. According to the Business Standard, the facility has the capacity to consume... [Read More]

April 22, 2016
As Mexico works to implement energy reforms, the US Grains Council (USGC) is working to educate end-users and energy policymakers on the advantages of using ethanol as an oxygenate in fuel. Last year, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, announced its plan to introduce a first-ever pilot programme to blend petrol with ethanol. Since then, it has awarded a few... [Read More]