News Category: Bioethanol News
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]

April 20, 2016
The managing director from UK-based bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels is urging the government to end uncertainty over targets to slash carbon emissions from fuel. According to reports in the Hull Daily Mail, Mark Chesworth says the company is being held back from investing further in the region as a result of delays in meeting Renewable Energy Directive (RED) targets. RED... [Read More]

April 20, 2016
India's government is urging its ethanol producers to boost ethanol production, according to a media reports. According to a report in the Times of India, the government has said it is ready to purchase the country's entire output. The development comes in the wake of the Indian government raising the ethanol blending target from 5% to 10%. "Government is ready to purchase... [Read More]

April 19, 2016
Mexican students from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) Coyoacan Campus have created bioethanol using newspaper, according to media reports. The group of students, based in Mexico City, are called Alexys Stephanya Nájera, Ariel de Jesús González, Roberto Carlos Muñoz and Delia Calderón Crespo, according to news website The... [Read More]

April 13, 2016
Argentina's government plans to raise its requirement for ethanol blend in gasoline from the current 12% to up to 26% from next year, according to a report in Reuters. Information about the country's intention to follow suit with Brazil's long-standing ethanol policy came from Patrick Adam, executive director of Argentina's corn ethanol chamber. A spokesman for the energy... [Read More]

April 12, 2016
Spanish renewable energy giant Abengoa Bioenergy said a US bankruptcy court has approved financing to help the firm restart its Nebraska production operations. The US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order approving “up to $41 million of debtor in possession financing for the six Abengoa Bioenergy companies that had recently filed... [Read More]

April 7, 2016
Vietnam’s state-owned oil company PetroVietnam has confirmed that its Dung Quat bioethanol plant has halted its operation due to high production costs making its products uncompetitive in the market.  As petrol prices have been falling in the world market, E5 biofuel cannot compete with RON92, and as a result, the plant has stopped production after a long period... [Read More]

April 7, 2016
Summit Agricultural Group (SAG), a renewable energy, agribusiness development, and production agriculture company, has broken ground on the first large-scale corn ethanol production facility in Brazil. The $115 million (appr. €101m) plant is an international collaboration between Iowa-based SAG and the Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril. The production facility is being... [Read More]

April 1, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a US-based global food processing and commodities firm, has struck a deal to dispose of its sole Brazilian ethanol plant, citing a "challenging" environment for the biofuel. The Minas Gerais distillery, and its sugarcane plantation, which has the capacity to process up to 1.5m tonnes of cane a year, and produce 37,000 gallons of ethanol,... [Read More]

March 30, 2016
Californian biofuel company Aemetis has acquired exclusive rights to LanzaTech’s patented technology for the conversion of agricultural, forest, dairy, and construction and demolition waste (CDW) to ethanol. The LanzaTech gas-to-ethanol technology enables Aemetis to convert these local Californian biomass wastes to advanced ethanol. The 12-year agreement makes... [Read More]

March 22, 2016
Australia's New South Wales state has introduced a bill into its parliament to extend an ethanol mandate across the region so that retailers sell E10 (petrol blended with up to 10% ethanol) for the first time. Under the Biofuels Amendment Bill 2016, retailers must also provide sales reports on the volumes of ethanol sold. Speaking about the Bill, NSW Minister for Innovation... [Read More]

March 21, 2016
Godavari Biorefineries, an Indian ethanol producer, has commissioned its expanded facility for dehydrated ethanol manufacturing at Sameerwadi in Karnataka. With the expansion, the company now has the capacity to produce 50 million litres per year of fuel grade ethanol, up from 15 million litres. The expansion of the fully automated plant using molecular sieve dehydration... [Read More]

March 10, 2016
South Korea's TN Energy has entered into an agreement with Lao State Fuel to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce Power Gasoline-branded bioethanol fuel. The JV, to be called Lao K-tech, will be established later this year and it will be located at Dongphosy village in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, Laos. In the first year, the companies will work together to survey... [Read More]

March 8, 2016
Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa Bioenergy has secured an emergency bankruptcy loan that will allow the company to operate and pay wages while it attempts to reorganise. According to a Reuters report, the company has received a $7 million loan to pay bills while it attempts to restructure its operation after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. The company... [Read More]

March 7, 2016
Florida-based biofuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy (BRE) is planning to develop a large-scale bioethanol operation in Jamaica. According to BRE, once completed the plant will have a production capacity of 10 million gpy of ethanol, with an additional 3MW of electricity produced for the local grid. The required investment for the plant is expected to be approximately... [Read More]