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Apr 3, 2020
That’s the spirit – agave plant outperforms sugar and corn in biofuels study
Bioethanol News
Apr 2, 2020
Ethanol production has plummeted to a six-and-a-half year low in the US. According to data from the Energy Information Administration that has been seen by the Renewable Fuels Association, production has fallen by 16.4%, or 165,000 barrels per day to a total of 840,000 barrels per day. This is the largest drop since the Administration began reporting on ethanol production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 1, 2020
A fifth of the petrol motorists put into their vehicles could be alcohol by 2030, according to new European research. It found that new petrol and ethanol blends will be able to reduce carbon emissions from Europe’s transport sector with little additional cost to consumers. The alcohol, in the form of ethanol derived from plants, is part of efforts to make the fuels... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 31, 2020
A Dutch consortium has successfully started an engine test programme on 100% methanol. The Green Maritime Methanol consortium, made up of Dutch shipping providers and professional bodies, has been looking into the application for renewable methanol as a maritime transport fuel since early last year. Green methanol has been touted as a future fuel for the shipping... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 30, 2020
Concerns are growing as to whether Brazil will be able to maintain its recent growth pace for ethanol production as demand for biofuels reduces as the global Covid19 impact continues to bite. The Latin American country produced 244m litres of ethanol from sugarcane during the first two weeks of March, according to Brazilian sugarcane industry association Única. Ethanol... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 30, 2020
Formula 1's plan to move towards biofuels with its latest cars could result in a new tussle because of changes it will bring in engine cooling characteristics. New rules governing the sport will require the F1 teams to run their engines with a 10% blend of advanced sustainable ethanol. This was originally due to come in next season but has since been put back. Work has... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
International technology group ANDRITZ has started up a fossil-free biomethanol plant at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in south-east Sweden. The global company is using its self-developed A-Recovery+ concept that delivers commercial grade biomethanol by using a patented extraction process. The plant has an annual production capacity of 6.3 million litres... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
  Two companies have invested $100m (€91m) in R&D and combined technologies to convert natural and renewable gas sources into methanol, ultra-low sulphur diesel, naphtha and low carbon renewable fuels. Gas Technologies LLC and INFRA Synthetic Fuels will market and commercialise their new integrated gas to liquid (GTL) plants capable of producing  the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
More chemical companies are switching to the production of hand sanitisers as global demand grows in the current crisis. Swedish firm Sekab is now producing the product for the healthcare system after getting a temporary exemption from the Swedish Chemicals Industry. Within one to two weeks, Sekab expects to produce around 65,000 litres made from ethanol from Domsjö... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
The number of fuel stations in the US offering Flex-Fuel E85 has reached a new milestone. E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season. A Casey’s General Store in Ankeny, Iowa, became the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85. While offering lower emissions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 24, 2020
Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) members have sent the first donated shipment of ethanol and glycerin to be used by the prison industries for the production of hand sanitiser during the national shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation was made by Iowa ethanol producer Absolute Energy and Iowa biodiesel producer Western Iowa Energy. The IRFA... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 20, 2020
Several American ethanol plants have slashed production over the past week or idled entirely as the coronavirus outbreak cuts into fuel consumption and hit margins to refine the corn-based fuel, the head of a biofuel trade group revealed. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chief Executive Geoff Cooper said on a conference call he expects ethanol production to fall... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 17, 2020
At the moment the vast majority of Europe’s renewable target is met with land-based biofuels like corn and alfalfa. But critics have argued that such biofuels are not economically and environmentally sustainable. The use of such land-based biofuels can lead to more intensive use of resources, a reduction in biodiversity and the increase in higher GHG emissions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 16, 2020
After years of fighting their own political battles, advocates of ethanol and electric vehicles are tentatively uniting against a shared enemy - fossil fuels. More than two dozen organisations have come together for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a "technologically neutral, policy proposal to decarbonise transportation, which has overtaken electricity production... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 13, 2020
A  new report has found that despite current challenges, Iowa biofuel production continues to have a significant impact on Iowa’s economy. The report found that its growing production currently supports more than 48,000 jobs and more than $2.4 billion (2.16billion euros) in household income. The study that was put together by John Urbanchuk, of ABF Economics, and... [Read More]


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