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Mar 22, 2019
Maersk, Dutch partners launch world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), the renewables division of Canadian firm Lallemand, announced that it has signed an agreement with car manufacturer Toyota. The agreement regards the production and marketing of Toyota’s XyloAce yeast strains for cellulosic ethanol production in the US. Lallemand describes XyloAce as ‘highly... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has found that biofuels contribute over $5 billion (€4.38 million) to Iowa’s GDP, equivalent to 3%. The ‘Contribution of the renewable fuels industry to the economy of Iowa’ report, authored by John Urbanchuck, managing partner... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Brazil-based GranBio announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% equity in US biotechnology company American Process and affiliate companies, for an undisclosed sum. Assets acquired by GranBio include the Alpena Biorefinery in Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and research and development (R&D) centre in Georgia, in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million biofuels plant is being developed by Carbon... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol (APPG for British Bioethanol) announced that it has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 into the UK. “The British Bioethanol industry - which is worth a billion pounds to the UK economy - is in a state of collapse... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 14, 2019
Technology holding company Attis Industries (Attis) revealed that it is still on track to acquire  and operate a corn ethanol plant from Texan fuel supplier Sunoco LP. While the acquisition itself hasn’t been finalised, Attis claims that the transaction is still on track to close upon the... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
Kenya-based KOKO Networks announced that it has launched a ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility in Ruaraka, Nairobi, The Exchange reports. In a partnership with African Shell licensee Vivo Energy, KOKO will be mainstreaming bioethanol cooking fuel in Kenya through a network of shopkeepers. According to the report, KOKO has released... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be allowing the year-round sale of E15, a 15% ethanol blend mix of gasoline. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to take advantage... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 11, 2019
Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) revealed a study into gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bioplastics. “The industry must think beyond just producing sugar, to also producing electricity, biofuels for transportation and oils to replace traditional plastics,” said Professor Robert Henry, director of the Queensland... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 5, 2019
Oil and gas company Shell has joined as equity partners with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam on a proposed Rotterdam project to make valuable chemical and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. The W2C project will be the first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ‘very likely’ complete a policy change allowing year-long sales of 15% ethanol blend gasoline (E15) in time for the summertime driving season, Reuters reports. “Today he told me he thought it was very... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 27, 2019
German ethanol producer CropEnergies revealed that in a board meeting, the company has decided to resume ethanol production at its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. Biofuels International reported on the initial 'pause' of production at the facility in October 2018 which... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 26, 2019
Albioma has announced the industrial commissioning of the first peak-load combustion turbine (CT) operating mostly on bioethanol in Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island. The commissioning will begin on the 25 February 2019 and the total cost of the investment is around €60 million ($68 million). The new CT is going... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 20, 2019
The Minnesota Biofuels Association (MNBiofuels) revealed an ABF Economics study that has shown the ethanol industry’s $2.31 billion (€2.03 billion) contribution to Minnesota’s economy. According to the study, Minnesotan ethanol producers generated 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 14, 2019
Renewable ethanol association ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin has responded to the EU Commission’s draft surrounding high risk indirect land-use change (ILUC) biofuels and the shift of focus away from unsustainable sources of palm oil. The draft details curbing any biofuels with a high ILUC-risk and its... [Read More]