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Feb 20, 2020
BioSTEAM software used to analyse economics of biofuels and bioproducts
Bioethanol News
Feb 19, 2020
Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion (€2.14 billion) to the US state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, a new study from ABF Economics has found. Throughout 2018, Minnesota’s ethanol producers yielded 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles and 283 million pounds of corn oil, which... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 14, 2020
A new study has found that policy challenges dampened the US ethanol industry’s economic contributions in 2019, with the biggest impacts from ongoing trade disputes and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) granting of small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, in spite of these challenges, the ethanol industry supported almost... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 12, 2020
Novozymes has announced the launch of a new yeast technology, Innova Fit, which is expected to help ethanol producers break bottlenecks while creating plant efficiencies. The new product is reportedly the most advanced non-GM yeast available, eliminating production constraints caused by conventional and basic yeasts. “Conventional yeasts often cause plants to struggle... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 11, 2020
Biofuel supply chain company Eco-Energy has entered the final stage of construction on its ethanol distribution facility in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The terminal will be Eco-Energy’s 10th distribution facility for the clean fuel and is on track to commence operations in the third quarter of 2020. “The unprecedented and unique capabilities of this terminal will undoubtedly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 6, 2020
The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received a five-year, $25 million (€22.7 million) contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency. Under the contract, SwRI will evaluate all types of fuels and additives, including conventional and reformulated gasoline... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 7, 2020
Indian infrastructure company TATA Projects has received an order from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for its second-generation bioethanol project in Bargarh, Odisha, India. Proposed production capacity for the ethanol plant is 100,000 litres per day; the project is of considerable national significance, since the Indian Government is encouraging the production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 6, 2020
Biotech company White Dog Labs has received approval from the district court for Morrison County in Minnesota, US to acquire the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) biorefinery in Little Falls, Minnesota. The plant, which originally produced 20 million gallons per year of ethanol, was upgraded in 2016 to produce bio-based butanol. It additionally has several production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 5, 2020
New analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has revealed that around 500 million gallons of E15, a blend of 15% ethanol fuel, were sold across the US I 2019, setting a new record. The findings also show that the Trump administration’s elimination last year of the barrier against year-round sales of E15 fuel is working. The RFA however added that sales... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 5, 2020
US ethanol producer Kansas Ethanol plans to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane dehydration system at its facility in Lyons in the US state of Kansas. The installation at the 77 million gallon per year ethanol plant, which is Whitefox’s ninth US installation, takes installed membrane capacity to over 100 million gallons per year. "We are first and foremost pursuing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 3, 2020
Renewable fuel producer Gevo has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Avfuel Corporation for the Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale in the US state of Florida. According to Avfuel, the fuel accounts for a two tonne reduction in lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions, supporting sustainability goals for both Banyan Air Service and Avfuel. The fuel was divided between... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 30, 2020
The government of Manitoba, a province in Canada, has announced ambitious plans to achieve the cleanest fuel standards in the country. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister revealed plans to increase the ethanol and biodiesel content of the province’s transportation fuels, as it implements its ‘Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan’. “We have the cleanest electricity... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 29, 2020
Aemetis subsidiary Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes has received two grants from the California Energy Commission worth a combined $14 million (€12.7 million) to implement upgrades at its advanced biofuel plant. The upgrades are expected to reduce natural gas use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, decrease operations costs and reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of fuel grade... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 24, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest almost $300 million (€271.9 million) in research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies, including drop-in biofuels. The investment, which was announced by under secretary of energy Mark W. Menzes, supports the DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 20, 2020
The Mexico Supreme Court has ruled against the regulation allowing for higher ethanol content in gasoline, based on the way in which the country’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) implemented the change in 2017. The CRE decided to increase the maximum content of ethanol in gasoline as an oxygenate to 10% in July 2017, up from 5.8%, outside of the major urban areas... [Read More]


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