News Category: Bioethanol News
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]

January 26, 2017
Rachel Gantz, communications director at the Renewable Fuels Association, gives her outlook for the year ahead. The industry experienced record demand for ethanol in 2016 and we expect that to continue into 2017. We expect ethanol demand to be driven by a host of factors, both domestically... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2017 biofuels programme faces a temporary halt as President Trump’s regulatory freeze kicks in this week (25 January, 2017). US regulators will delay implementation of this year's biofuels requirements along with 29 other regulations finalised in the last weeks of Barack... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ubon Bio Ethanol to launch a pilot project of the production of bioethanol from cassava waste, with the aim of setting up a joint venture for ethanol production in Thailand. Thailand is a forerunner... [Read More]

January 24, 2017
The Australian state of Queensland is continuing work to protect motorists from confusion at petrol pumps through reforms to legislation governing fuel price boards. Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government was determined to end the confusion motorists face when filling... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to an EU-wide opinion survey released today (23 January, 2017). More than 69% of Europeans surveyed say conventional biofuels should be encouraged, while just 15% think... [Read More]

January 20, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a request from oil refiners to waive some of their advanced biofuels use requirements from 2016. The denial was published on Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) on website. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme was signed into law in 2005 and... [Read More]

January 20, 2017
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn-based ethanol in the US are about 43% lower than petrol when measured on an energy equivalent basis, a new study finds. Carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the study – Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions... [Read More]

January 19, 2017
Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is making a multimillion dollar investment into its Nebraska ethanol plant to upgrade its co-product processing technology. FHR will invest more than $50 million (€46.9m) in its Fairmont facility to install a new technology that will produce a high-protein animal and fish feed... [Read More]

January 16, 2017
A new ethanol mandate enacted by the Queensland Government has helped a bioethanol plant to expand its operations, according to a media report by ABC. The Dalby biorefinery, which was once under the threat of closure and is based on the state's Western Darling Downs, has been... [Read More]

January 13, 2017
German bioethanol producer CropEnergies has criticised the European Commission’s (EC) revised renewable energy directive (RED) proposals. In the company’s third quarter forecast, CropEnergies chief executive Joachim Lutz said the EC could impair further progress, warning proposals to cut the amount of biofuels made from crops make no... [Read More]

January 13, 2017
US ethanol exports were off to a strong start for the first quarter of the 2016/2017 marketing year and were at their highest levels over the past five years. Exports totaled 353.2 million gallons for the months of September, October, and November 2016, according to data recently... [Read More]

January 12, 2017
Global enzyme provider, CTE Global, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. "We are pleased to welcome CTE Global to our roster of vendor members. CTE Global shares our goal in growing Minnesota's ethanol industry," said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
China has increased the anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) enacted on imports of US distiller’s dried grains (DDGS) from the levels proposed last year. According to China’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC), the new anti-dumping duties will range from 42.2% to 53.7%, up from 38.8% proposed last... [Read More]

January 11, 2017
A new US post-election survey shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol, Growth Energy says. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota found that more than eight in 10... [Read More]

January 6, 2017
Toray Industries, a Japanese synthetic fibres company, is looking to obtain sugarcane waste in Thailand to produce biofuels. The company plans to spend 5 billion yen (€40m) to 6 billion yen on construction of one of the world's largest plants for processing bagasse, the fibrous remnant obtained... [Read More]

January 5, 2017
US biofuels trade body Growth Energy recently announced that the most tested fuel in history, E15, has reached a “remarkable” milestone. Based on sales and consumption data reported over the past twelve months by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have more than 500 million... [Read More]