News Category: Bioethanol News
November 22, 2017
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11.9 million (€7.7 million) in funding for Ethanol Technologies (Ethtec), an Australian biofuel company. The funding will go towards the development and demonstration of Ethtec’s advance bioethanol technology. Ethtec aims to construct a $30 million (€19.3 million) purpose built... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
The US state of Iowa has 146 petrol stations that offer E15. The US state of Iowa has expanded the number of petrol stations that offer drivers E15. The news comes as petrol station Casey’s announced that it added two more petrol stations to its E15 portfolio in... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Qantas Airlines and Quebec, Canada based Agrisoma Biosciences have signed what they claim is the ‘first-ever’ ‘farm-to-flight’ deal. The agreement will see farmers in Australia growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
UK bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuel has announced plans to bring forward and extend its annual plant maintenance shutdown period as a result of poor market conditions and legislative uncertainty. The company’s bioethanol plant is based in Salt End, Hull, in the North East of England. ‘Serious consequences’ Speaking about... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Scientists in the US are working to produce biofuels from poplar that could compete with the oil industry. The US Pacific Northwest has an abundant supply of poplar, a fast growing and versatile tree whose wood can be transformed into biofuels and high value chemicals. However, even... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), a US bioethanol trade body, has announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. The series will address common marketer questions about... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
Current methods to make aviation more sustainable, including subsidies for biofuels, will not be enough to meet climate targets, according to a PhD student from Delft University in the Netherlands. Paul Peeters, who has completed his PhD on the sustainability of the aviation sector, concludes that climate... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
India-headquartered Sona Group has announced that it has beefed up the production at its Nigeria-based ethanol plant, according to media reports from Business Day. The website reported that Sona ethanol will producing 120,000 litres daily, approximately 43.8 million litres per annum at its plant in Ogun state. The... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
US cellulosic and biorefining company Edeniq has joined forces with other biofuels stakeholders in Washington, DC, to call for Members of Congress to maintain “strong” 2018 cellulosic targets under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The group recently met with key Members of Congress to explain why it... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Ramkumar Nair, a Sweden-based doctoral student at the University of Borås, has carried out a research project to show it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. “I have been verifying a process that we hope will... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
E10 fuel (a mixture of regular unleaded fuel and ethanol) has become the number one fuel in France after financial incentives made the biofuel more affordable and attractive, according to a report in Reuters. France is the largest ethanol market in the European Union. According to statistics... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has announced that it has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Canada facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem's state-of-the-art advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy  has announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has said it plans to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, US. The move comes almost exactly two years after the company celebrated the grand opening of the facility in October 2015. In a statement, DuPont said: “As part of DowDuPont’s intent to... [Read More]

November 2, 2017
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels has achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project Liberty plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, US. In a statement, the US-based advanced biofuels producer said it had solved the “critical challenge in pretreatment, overcoming what has been the number one hurdle to... [Read More]

November 1, 2017
Local media are reporting that the Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Crescentino, Italy has been shut down. The €250 million ethanol refinery has the capacity to produce 40,000 tonnes of bioethanol per year, from around 270,000 tonnes of biomass. Established in 2011, it was the world’s... [Read More]

October 31, 2017
Speciality chemicals producer Clariant has announced approval from its board of directors to invest in a new full-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania. When complete, the new facility will produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using sunliquid technology. With an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes, the... [Read More]