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May 10, 2019
US EPA proposes biofuels blend increase for 2020
BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 10, 2019
Clean energy company Khmelnytsky Biofuel Power Plant has announced plans to construct a 130 MW biofuel power plant in the Khmelnytsky region of Ukraine. A report in the Ukrainian environmental impact assessment (EIA) register stated that the biofuels facility will use 270,000 tonnes of straw annually to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 3, 2019
According to a release from industry association Growth Energy, the US state of New Mexico has become the 31st state to offer consumers the E15 ethanol fuel blend at fuel stations. The Murphy USA station in Albuquerque has joined the nearly 1,800 locations across the US that... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 30, 2019
US-based KATZEN International has agreed to design a corn-based fuel ethanol plant in Brazil for Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia. The plant, which will be located in the Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso region of the South American country, broke ground earlier this month. The Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia facility... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 29, 2019
Biofuels producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced first quarter net earnings of $233 million (approximately €209 million) after extreme weather and flooding in the US Midwest negatively impacted earnings. The company announced plans to spin off its ethanol business after disappointing biofuel margins and flooding in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 26, 2019
Freight and passenger ferry operator DFDS has announced its investment in start-up biofuels producer Mash Energy. Mash Energy produces biofuel from agricultural waste, which it currently sources from the by-product of nut processing in Tanzania and India. The two companies will work to develop a commercially viable alternative... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 25, 2019
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has released its interim report for the first three months of 2019, noting a decline in sales due to weakness in US bioethanol. According to the company, all businesses developed roughly as expected with the exception of the US bioethanol industry. Organic sales growth... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 25, 2019
Whitefox Technologies has successfully installed and commenced operations of the fifth Whitefox ICE™ system at Ace Ethanol’s Wisconsin plant. The company’s membrane system is part of a project that will integrate with D3MAX’s technology to convert corn kernel fibre to ethanol, enabling reduced energy consumption. “After seeing the... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 24, 2019
Swedish biofuels producer Sekab E-Technology has announced that a new biorefinery in Finland, Nordfuel, will open in 2021 using Sekab’s Celluapp technology. The €150 million facility will produce bioethanol and biofuel from soft wood residues. The company’s Celluapp technology platform enables the extraction of cellulose sugars and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 18, 2019
The Ministers of Agriculture in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic have signed a joint declaration agreeing on the importance of biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) post-2020. “We agree to take all necessary steps to establish the contribution of the biofuels of EU agricultural origin... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 17, 2019
Montreal-based waste to biofuels company Enerkem has announced the closing of new financing to the tune of CAD$76.3 million (€5 million). The funding has been sourced from existing investors, as well as a new investor, Canadian energy company Suncor Energy, the company announced. Suncor will also offer technical... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 10, 2019
Canadian alcohol and ethanol producer Greenfield Global is set to invest an estimated €30 million to establish a new European manufacturing headquarters in Portaloise, Ireland, Irish Times reports. A new 3,800 square-metre manufacturing plant will be constructed, supplying an approximated 100 jobs throughout its development. “This... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 5, 2019
Biological solutions provider Novozymes has announced two new partnerships to establish a broader alliance for the commercialisation of microbial solutions to increase crop yields: Univar Solutions and UPL. While Novozymes will continue its partnership with Bayer in the ‘stronghold of microbes for corn and for distribution to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 3, 2019
A new study from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has highlighted the role of ethanol in significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US. By 2022, the use of ethanol in fuel transportation in the US could reduce GHG emissions by up to 47% (compared... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 2, 2019
US biofuel trade association Growth Energy announced that consumers in the country have surpassed 8 billion miles on E15 fuel, also known as Unleaded 88. The fuel, which is blended with 15% renewable biofuel, is approved for all cars manufactured since 2001. “With a surge in retailer adoption... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 29, 2019
At a public hearing held by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Michigan, US, heads of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy urged action on a proposal to allow the year-round use of E15 fuel. The ‘Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 29, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted another small refinery waiver from 2017, bringing the total number of refineries exempt from US biofuel legislation to 35, Reuters reports. These waivers exempt smaller refineries from blending biofuels, including corn-based ethanol, into their fuels. In response to this... [Read More]