News Category: Bioethanol News
February 19, 2018
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is moving from the development of crop-based ethanol to creating fuels and chemicals that are fungible with their petroleum-based equivalents. The change was announced at the annual meeting of the American Association... [Read More]

February 19, 2018
China is set to expand its production and consumption of bioethanol in 2018, according to the country’s State Administration of Grain. The move comes as China seeks more channels to use its grain and corn stockpiles, according to Continued state support for corn farmers has left China... [Read More]

February 16, 2018
Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that the forecasts in the recently released US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2018 demonstrate a clear... [Read More]

February 15, 2018
A joint project between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and NASA is aiming to determine whether aircraft pollutant emissions are reduced by using biofuels. In addition, the pioneering new study aims to determine the effects alternative aviation fuels have on the formation of contrails. With additional participation... [Read More]

February 9, 2018
A controversial study is claiming that the European Commission has wasted around €2 billion in ‘failed’ advanced biofuel plants. Conducted by Ethanol Europe Renewables (EERL), the operator of Europe’s ‘largest’ ethanol production facility - the Pannonia plant in Hungary, the research argues that “Less than 1% of... [Read More]

February 7, 2018
Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a major Indian oil company, has given a letter of acceptance of Praj Industries for its proprietary technology, basic engineering and design package. According to Praj, a process and project engineering company, the agreement is a major milestone towards commencement of work... [Read More]

February 7, 2018
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has announced the completion of a CAN$280 million (€181 million) investment round – the company’s largest to date. "We are very pleased to welcome new investors along with the support of our longstanding existing investors," said Enerkem's president and CEO, Vincent Chornet. "This... [Read More]

February 7, 2018
A team of scientists have produced paint primer on the basis of lignin – a plant residue and waste product from the production of bioethanol. The research, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Bremen, could be a step towards reducing the... [Read More]

February 6, 2018
Novozymes has unveiled its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, designed to help ethanol producers ‘get more’ from their raw materials. The first product in the new yeast platform is Innova Drive, a new yeast strain designed to reduce fermentation time by up to two hours compared... [Read More]

February 5, 2018
In a Thursday 1 February interview with Fox News, US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said that the country’s biofuel policy was in need of an overhaul. The EPA administrator’s comments were in response to the recent bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil... [Read More]

February 1, 2018
A partnership between Samsung Electronics and Rural Development Solutions is set to deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Situated on the outskirts of Kakuma town, in north-west Kenya’s Turkana County, the Kakuma refugee camp had a population of 185,154 registered... [Read More]

January 30, 2018
The first biofuel powered flight from the US to Australia has been completed. Qantas announced last year that biofuels would be used on its QF96 route from Los Angeles to Melbourne. On 29 January, the first flight to be fuelled by biofuels departed from LAX. According to... [Read More]

January 18, 2018
US researchers have developed a ‘super strain’ of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine – one of the most common tree species in the US. The scientists from the University of Georgia (UGA) claim that their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as... [Read More]

January 8, 2018
A new study suggests that by suppressing a gene that stiffens cell walls, biorefineries would have access to 60% more sugar than they would otherwise from the same amount of feedstock. The researchers from the UK, Brazil and the US announced the discovery in New Phytologist.... [Read More]

January 4, 2018
The legislation will allow the use of ethanol with conventional fuels, but does not mandate production levels. Local outlets are reporting that the government is allowing a 5% blend of bioethanol with octane and gasoline. According to them, the government is responding to interest from producers to... [Read More]

January 3, 2018
Next generation biofuels company Gevo has reaffirmed its focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, renewable isooctane, isobutanol and related products, in its corporate update for 2018. The commitment comes amid a range of cost saving measures at the company which have seen staff... [Read More]