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Sep 17, 2019
Gevo to use wind power for biofuel production in US facility
Bioethanol News
Sep 13, 2019
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) has teamed up with the North Dakota Ethanol Council (NDEC) to implement an expansion programme for Unleaded88, or E15 fuel, in the state. The goal of the North Dakota Unleaded88 Expansion Program is to partner with fuel retailers to provide the higher octane fuel, which contained 15% ethanol (E15) and 85% gasoline. Matching... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 10, 2019
New research carried out by the US Grains Council (USGC) has found that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past five years. In 2018, American ethanol export totalled over 6.1 billion litres, equal to 609 million bushels of corn, with an estimated value of $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). The USGC used trade data on 47... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
A group of scientists from China and Rutgers University in New Jersey, US has discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, which could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics, among other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of the fast-growing... [Read More]

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Sep 6, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has announced the promotion of Brian Healy to position of director of global ethanol market development, effective 14 August. In his previous role with the council, Healy served as manager of ethanol export market development, offering expertise in ethanol export strategy development, managing programmes, and overseeing policy engagement... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
US attorney Korein Tillery has filed a class action lawsuit against ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for the alleged manipulation of a key benchmark for the settlement and pricing of ethanol futures and options. The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, is for violations of the Commodity Exchange... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Bioenergy process solutions company Praj Industries has reached an important milestone in the commercialisation of its 2G ethanol ‘enfinity’ technology, following successful performance and due diligence by a US-based oil and gas major. The company’s proprietary ‘enfinity’ technology will be used to produce ethanol and other co-products using sugarcane bagasse... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Recent data from European renewable ethanol association ePURE members has confirmed the crucial role of European ethanol in reducing emissions in the European Union (EU). In 2018, ePURE members produced 5.81 billion litres of ethanol, as well as 5.55 million tonnes of co-products, confirming the importance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU’s goals to tackle climate... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 4, 2019
Brazil has raised the quota on US ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) from 600 million litres per year to nearly 750 million litres per year, allowing 750 million litres of US ethanol to be imported into Brazil without triggering a 20% import tariff. The new quota is effective immediately, according to the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, and will be valid... [Read More]

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Sep 3, 2019
Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has successfully completed tests of technology that converts miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. Around 30 tons of miscanthus was provided by Croatian oil and gas company INA, having been harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February 2019. The feedstock was then shipped for... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 2, 2019
Two US ethanol associations – Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) – have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand that has been lost to oil industry handouts. The demands were submitted in comments on the EPA’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), which closed on 30 August. The RVOs, which are... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 30, 2019
Minnesota, US-based cooperative Corn Plus will suspend operations at its ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota following the end of the current production run. According to the company, the board and management will work with Corn Plus’ lenders, creditors and other stakeholders to determine next steps, which could include resumption of operations or sale of the plant. Despite... [Read More]

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Aug 28, 2019
Toronto-based biofuels firm Woodland Biofuels has received a total of $4.7 million (€4.2 million) in investments from Natural Resources Canada. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport and Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility made the announcement on 28 August, on behalf of the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 23, 2019
US President Donald Trump has summoned Cabinet members to discuss biofuels policies after being faced with increasing anger by farmers over rules that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol. According to an extensive report by Reuters, Trump championed ethanol throughout his presidential campaign, but also ‘courted’ the oil industry. But his latest... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 22, 2019
A type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol must be launched by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). The NFU has written to UK Government ministers calling for E10 to be supported in favour of the more commonly sold E5, which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. It’s estimated that doubling the... [Read More]


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