News Category: Bioethanol News
February 21, 2017
Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers both set production records in 2016, processing a record amount of Iowa corn, soybean oil, animal fats and other feedstocks into clean-burning renewable fuels, according to a new report. As that economic activity flowed throughout Iowa, it left a significant impact, according... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
Zero-cost materials such as water hyacinth and grass have the potential can yield a high percentage of biofuel, Indian researchers have discovered. Research conducted by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITK) indicates that pore-scale phenomena can be used to increase the yield of... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals. The facility will be integrated into the Project Liberty technology package, replicable in future facilities. For Project Liberty, the OSM will directly pipe enzymes into the Liberty production process... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
Creditors of Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, a unit of Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa, have reached an agreement over the distribution of asset sale proceeds, removing a key hurdle for the company to exit bankruptcy, according to Reuters Abengoa Bioenergy was one of dozens of US Abengoa... [Read More]

February 17, 2017
Pacific Ethanol, a US renewable fuels producer, and Edeniq, a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, have announced that they have entered into a technology licensing and purchase agreement to enable the production of cellulosic ethanol at Pacific Ethanol’s Madera, California plant using Edeniq’s Pathway and Cellunator... [Read More]

February 17, 2017
US ethanol company ACE Ethanol has received a pilot facility which uses patented cellulosic ethanol technology from D3MAX. The pilot facility will be installed at ACE Ethanol’s Wisconsin plant in late February. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-March with start-up and testing at the facility... [Read More]

February 16, 2017
Argentina has the potential double its current 12% ethanol blending mandate in the next two to three years, according to a government official. Nestor Roulet, secretary of added value at the Argentinian Ministry of Agriculture, told Reuters that the South American country’s annual ethanol consumption could rise... [Read More]

February 14, 2017
German bioethanol producer CropEnergies has increased its forecast for the current financial year 2016/17. In a statement, the company said that the main reasons for the better earnings were “spot prices for bioethanol which continue to be significantly higher than the previously expected forward prices as well... [Read More]

February 13, 2017
Indian ethanol producer Praj Industries has published steady quarterly results and has announced that it is positive about its cellulosic ethanol opportunities. Income from operations stood at Rs 232.74 crore for quarter three 2017, compared to Rs205.79 crore the same period the year before. Profit before tax... [Read More]

February 13, 2017
US ethanol giant Poet’s biorefining facility in Chancellor, South Dakota, reached a production milestone of 1 billion gallons of high-quality ethanol in 2016. According to the company, this places the facility at the vanguard of a rapidly-growing biofuels sector in the US. The facility was also the first... [Read More]

February 10, 2017
Green Plains, a Nebraska-based, US ethanol producer, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Net income attributable to the company was $18.7 million (€17.5m), or $0.47 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with net loss of $(3.6) million, or $(0.09)... [Read More]

February 9, 2017
In a letter to President Donald Trump this week, the US Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are asking for help “in urgently addressing China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out US exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS).”  Specifically,... [Read More]

February 6, 2017
Clariant, global specialty chemicals company, together with Mercedes-Benz and Haltermann Carless, a well-established HCS Group brand, tested the use of sustainable cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues in a fleet test with Mercedes-Benz series vehicles over a period of 12 months for the first time in Germany. Sunliquid... [Read More]

February 2, 2017
The publication of the European Commission’s renewable energy report shows that the EU is falling behind in its climate policies for transport, according to European renewable ethanol trade body ePURE. The EC published its report entitled Renewable energy progress report yesterday (1 February, 2017). The report stated: “Progress... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
Valero Energy Corp, the largest independent US refiner, reported a higher quarterly profit as lower corn and stronger ethanol prices boosted the company's ethanol unit results. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $367 million (€339m), or 81 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.... [Read More]

January 31, 2017
Emily Skor, CEO at Growth Energy, gives her outlook for the year ahead. 2016 was a game-changing year for America’s biofuel industry. From exports to the production of cellulosic biofuels, we set a new pace for success. And for the first time in years, the Environmental Protection Agency... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
A Hawaii renewable energy company is planning to export biofuels to a South Korean company that supplies electricity to the island nation. According to West Hawaii Today, Hawaii-based Lamplighter Energy in Hawaii will announce the agreement with Hanbo Energy Korea at the state Capitol next week Tuesday... [Read More]