News Category: Bioethanol News
September 20, 2016
US ethanol trade association Growth Energy is calling for higher ethanol blends to be introduced in the aftermath a petrol pipeline leak that has left the pumps dry on many stations. A 9 September leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies petrol to many states in the southeast and east coast of the US has resulted not only in petrol shortages, but also price spikes... [Read More]

September 19, 2016
A porous metal-organic framework sorbent could boost the efficiency of ethanol production from cellulosic biomass by trapping compounds that inhibit fermentation, according to a study from the University of California. Woody plants and grasses hold enormous supplies of cellulose, from which ethanol can be produced via fermentation of sugars extracted from the plant... [Read More]

September 12, 2016
Industry experts have backed a report by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) which suggests that the UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets. Despite progress in some areas of its renewables commitments, there is simply not enough being done, ECCC says in its new report titled 2020 renewable heat and transport targets. The UK has... [Read More]

September 8, 2016
LiqTech International, a Denmark-based clean technology company, has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) to supply a $1.8 million (€1.6m) filtration system for a 100,000tpy Chinese bioethanol plant. The bioethanol plant, to be located in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, is scheduled to be in operation in 2017 and when completed it will be the largest... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Member of the US House of Representatives for Minnesota Tom Emmer has voiced his support for the state’s ethanol industry after a meeting with local biofuel producers. Emmer recently met up with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBFA) to learn more about Minnesota's ethanol industry and show his support for clean homegrown renewable biofuels. "Minnesota and... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a testing and analysis instrument specialist, has announced the release of its new ‘BioEthanol Analyzer’ for quality control testing at bioethanol plants. According to the firm, which is the US subsidiary of Japan-headquarted Shimadzu Corp., its analyser is an advanced tool for real-time monitoring of the fermentation process... [Read More]

September 5, 2016
US powerboat competitors have used high-level ethanol-petrol blends in their boats to race in two competitions. In late August, competitors from around the US participated in two major powerboat racing competitions, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Mentor, Ohio. Many of the top performing boats at each event... [Read More]

August 31, 2016
A Mexican environmental engineering student has developed a formula to create bioethanol from a water hyacinth plant and will see his project presented to the Nobel Prize laureates in Sweden in December. José Alberto Espejel, a student of environmental engineering at a La Salle University campus in Mexico City, first had the idea of working with water hyacinth,... [Read More]

August 30, 2016
Mexico has passed a regulation that approves the blending and sale of ethanol outside of its three major metropolitan areas. The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) has published its recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8% ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply outside... [Read More]

August 25, 2016
ICM, a US ethanol dryer specialist, has announced that it has successfully bid to purchase Abengoa’s Kansas plant. The deal was conducted under the provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company will purchase the shuttered Colwich ethanol facility and property for $3.1 million (€2.7m). “ICM values this location in Colwich, Kansas, and we are evaluating... [Read More]

August 23, 2016
US ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. has announced that it was the successful bidder on three ethanol plants for sale by Abengoa Bioenergy conducted under the provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company will purchase three US-based plants including the Madison, Illinois, Mount Vernon, Indiana and York, Nebraska, ethanol facilities, with combined annual production... [Read More]

August 23, 2016
Alliance BioEnergy Plus, a US cellulose technology provider, has announced that its patented cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) process will be used to demonstrate the viability of advanced aviation biofuel and biodiesels for use in military applications.  ALLM’s CTS process is poised to become the preferred, lowest cost producer of aviation biofuels and biodiesels (providing... [Read More]

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]