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Jan 15, 2021
US ethanol producers suffer €3.1 billion COVID hit
Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would propose to extend deadlines for refiners to prove compliance with biofuel laws. However, but the EPA said it would not decide on pending waiver requests submitted by the industry. The agency’s proposal represented mixed news for refiners hit by slumping energy demand during COVID-19 and want to sidestep regulatory... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2021
CropEnergies generated revenues of €625 million in the first nine months of 2020/21. This was lower than the €668 million generated in the previous year by the Mannheim-based company. Due to higher ethanol sales prices and lower raw material prices than in the previous year, profits increased in the first three quarters to €109 million, €102 million in the previous... [Read More]

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Jan 12, 2021
Neste and Avfuel Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to create a continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the US. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its customers, including fixed base operators, airports, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and commercial operators. The... [Read More]

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Jan 12, 2021
Kuehne+Nagel has joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo SAF programme - launching the first carbon neutral airfreight lane between North America and Europe on New Year’s Day. This initiative marks another step towards the commercial deployment of alternative fuel and the companies’ commitment to a sustainable future for aviation. The year-round transportation... [Read More]

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Jan 11, 2021
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner are supporting a postponement of increased use of biofuels by Formula 1 teams next year. The sport is looking to increase the sustainability of its fuels, with the current level of biofuel used by teams standing at 5.75%. Under next year’s regulations that figure will rise to 10%, but F1 is already... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 8, 2021
A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups have filed its reply in support of its motion in the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion, originally filed in November, asked the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons... [Read More]

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Jan 7, 2021
A consortium led by SkyNRG has begun work on a new European alcohol-to-jet facility (AtJ). The FLITE consortium, with LanzaTech as the technology provider, is building the facility that will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tonnes/yr. The project received €20 million in grant funding from the EU H2020 programme... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 7, 2021
Ingredion Inc has revealed that it has stopped ethanol production at its manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This makes it the latest US biofuel company to cut ethanol output after the coronavirus pandemic has limited demand for fuel. Last year Biofuels International reported how a biofuels plant in Georgia would not resume production while other facilities... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 7, 2021
Canadian refiners Suncor and Shell have partnered with Enerkem to build a biofuel plant in Varennes in Quebec. The new plant will use non-recyclable waste as feedstock to make advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals. The proposed plant will support Quebec's objective to reduce economic dependence on fossil fuels by 40% by 2030 while increasing supply of biofuels in... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2021
The European Commission has published an online consultation on its roadmap towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector. Algae is a resource of highly nutritious food and feed, but also serve as a feedstock for pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, fertilisers and biofuels – all at a low environmental and climate impact. A commission spokesman said algae was a “perfect... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 5, 2021
Neste has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Alterra Energy, an innovative chemical recycling technology company. Neste’s equity investment supports Alterra Energy’s expansion. Neste is the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions. The... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2021
A plan to make E20 a leading fuel for motorists in Thailand should eventually come into effect in July. According to the Department of Energy Business officials want E20, a mix of 20% ethanol and 80% unleaded petroleum 95, to gradually replace gasohol 91, making gasohol 95 an alternative fuel for drivers. Department chief Nantika Thangsuphanich said her department was... [Read More]

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Dec 23, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture has opened a new 30-day application period to provide retailers one more opportunity to apply for grants available under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). In October, the USDA announced several recipients of up to $100 million (€82 million) in matching grants to increase ethanol and biodiesel sales. American... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 23, 2020
Atlas Air Worldwide has completed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight that originated at Spain’s Zaragoza Airport. Atlas Air Flight 562 was powered by a blend of fuel containing 2.33% SAF sourced from fresh vegetable oil. The Boeing 747-400F left Zaragoza on Monday, December 21, and arrived in Mexico City. This is believed to be the first transoceanic commercial... [Read More]


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