Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
Waste to bioproducts producer Greenbelt Resources has opened a new assembly, fabrication and manufacturing facility to increase revenue from both equipment manufacturing and ethanol production. The company, which is currently converting its facility from biofuel to bioethanol solvent, made the expansion decision following a strong second quarter and in response to contracted... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has urged Australia’s energy minister to consider US ethanol imports as a cleaner and more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The letter from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, which was addressed to Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, explained... [Read More]

Features
Aug 16, 2019
Trucent’s enhanced corn oil separation offering has three prongs: new corn oil separation chemistry, improved mechanical separation solutions, and optimisation services The story behind Trucent’s updated programme started with a basic question, says Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, director of technical services. “Our clients were asking us, ‘Why does our corn oil... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 15, 2019
Gevo and Air Total International have inked a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in France and elsewhere in Europe. Under the supply contract, Gevo will supply Air Total with SAF from its facility in Silsbee, Texas in the US, and later from the company’s expanded plant in Luverne, Minnesota. The expansion... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has been recognised for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives, having earned a 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group. The award recognises organisations that make sustainability an essential part of their operations. “Innovation is at the core of our business, including our environmental strategy,” said... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has entered into a partnership with US distributor McCall Companies to distribute its Neste MY Renewable Diesel to fleet owners in Oregon, US. This marks the first time the fuel has been available in the state. "Neste MY is a drop-in fuel, meaning no engine or infrastructure modifications are needed to make the switch," said Jeremy Baines,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 14, 2019
The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8-18% on imports of subsidised Indonesian biodiesel, in an attempt to ‘restore a level playing field’ for biodiesel producers in the European Union (EU). Following an investigation, the Commission found that Indonesian biodiesel producers currently benefit from grants, tax benefits and access to feedstock... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 14, 2019
Praj Industries has signed a cooperation agreement with Brazil-based Dedini to offer ethanol production technologies to the Brazilian market. Dedini will be able to market Praj’s technology solutions to set up ethanol production facilities using grain-based feedstock, as well as modernise and upgrade existing ethanol plants in the South American country. Praj will... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 13, 2019
NewEnergyBlue has recently acquired the exclusive rights to Inbicon’s bio-conversion technology in the Americas, where it intends to convert wheat straw into carbon-neutral automotive biofuel using the technology. The company purchased the technology licence from Danish green energy company Ørsted, which developed the technology over 15 years at a cost of $200 million... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 13, 2019
A group of ethanol, agriculture and clean fuel organisations have appealed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review a recent rulemaking that would limit ethanol blending and restrict the use of blender pumps. Led by the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and National Farmers Union (NFU) in the US, the alliance has filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 12, 2019
On 9 August, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 of the 38 waiver requestions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, which could eliminate 1.43 billion gallons of biofuel demand in the US. The EPA under the Trump administration has been criticised by the biofuels industry as exemptions have increased nearly four-fold,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 12, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has appointed Stephen Wittig to the position of director in Mexico, effective 5 August 2019. In Mexico, Wittig will be responsible for identifying and addressing trade, technical and policy-related issues that impact the US grains and co-products market in Mexico. Witting will replace Ryan LeGrand, who was promoted earlier this year to president... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 9, 2019
Two associations representing corn growers and the soybean industry in the US have addressed an opinion piece to President Donald Trump, urging him to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In an op-ed written by National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Lynn Chrisp and American Soybean Association (ASA) president Davie Stephens, the US President is urged... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 9, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved Golden Grain Energy for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fibre, according to biotechnology company Edeniq, which has supplied the technology for production. Golden Grain operates a corn ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa, which has a capacity of 120 million gallons per year of ethanol. The facility... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 8, 2019
Low carbon fuel company Gevo has successfully completed the first phase of a trial pilot of fleet vehicles using its low carbon, renewable drop-in isobutanol blended gasoline. The trial, which took place in the City of Seattle in in the US, saw a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its fleet of vehicles equal to 18 metric tons. The use of the low carbon... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 8, 2019
The state of California in the US has approved the storage of biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20) in underground storage tanks, removing the final barrier to ensuring the state has access to sufficient volumes of the biofuel. The campaign began over 10 years ago, with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), several member companies and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance... [Read More]