News Category: Bioethanol News
November 16, 2016
US-based Natural Chem Group has acquired the mothballed Abengoa ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico. The plant was acquired through a competitive bidding process. According to media reports on Hydrocarbon Processing, the company will blend diesel with biodiesel to produce varying blends of commercial transportation fuel, primarily... [Read More]

November 16, 2016
Finland-based biofuels firm St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the Alholma industrial area in Pietarsaari, Finland. The planned production capacity of the plant is 50 million litres of advanced bioethanol per year. The Cellunolix plant,... [Read More]

November 15, 2016
Aemetis, a California-based advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, reported a narrower financial third-quarter net loss due to continued cost cuts. The US firm reported a net loss of $4.1 million (€3.79m) for the three months ended 30 September, 2016, compared with a net loss of $5.8... [Read More]

November 11, 2016
US biofuels technology company ICM has announced that it has commenced a process to explore the option of revamping its recently-purchased Abengoa Bioenergy plant in Colwich, Kansas. In a statement the company said it was considering revitalising the plant and turning it into a larger scale state-of-the-art... [Read More]

November 11, 2016
UK bioethanol giant Vivergo Fuels is calling on the UK government to provide greater certainty to UK farmers by pushing forward with the introduction of E10 fuel, which will cultivate an alternative domestic market for their produce. In a statement, the company said: “On the back of... [Read More]

November 10, 2016
South Korean Pukyong National University’s graduate student Seonwoo In-young has succeeded in producing bioethanol using dead seaweed that washed ashore after a tropical storm. Seaweed plays an essential role as a food source, habitat, and spawning ground for marine organisms, but only when it is alive underwater. Dead... [Read More]

November 9, 2016
Brazil is expected to produce around 2 million tonnes more sugar and import a high ethanol volume next year as mills tend to allocate more cane to produce the sweetener. The 2017-18 centre-south cane crop should not change much from what is seen for the current season... [Read More]

November 8, 2016
Danish biological solutions developer Novozymes has launched the Fermax enzyme protease that prevents foam development during sugarcane ethanol fermentation while delivering improved control and replacing chemicals. For an average size plant, trialling partners also experienced a cost reduction of up to 20% when using Fermax, as compared... [Read More]

November 7, 2016
The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, has entered into an agreement with Hungarian Agrar-Biothanol to produce fertiliser and ethanol in addition to electricity. The facility will produce 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic fertiliser and 2.66 million litres of ethanol annually, as well as 1.2MW of... [Read More]

November 2, 2016
Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold a total of 592 million litres (156 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first half of October, declining by 15.94% compared to the last two weeks of September, official trade data shows. According to local sugarcane industry association Unica, the sales... [Read More]

November 2, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a US-based global food processing and commodities firm, has reported an increase in its third quarter profit and said that its ethanol dry mill review is progressing. Net income was $341.6 million (€312m), or 58 cents per share, in the quarter ending 30 September,... [Read More]

November 2, 2016
Green Plains, a Nebraska, US-based ethanol producer, net income attributable to the company was $7.9 million (€7.12m), for the third quarter of 2016 compared with net income of $6.2 million, for the same period in 2015. Revenues were $841.9 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared... [Read More]

November 1, 2016
Bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels has been chosen as one of the UK government’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners. More than 30 businesses, institutions and organisations will help implement the government’s plan to help the North of England reach its full potential – and attract new jobs and... [Read More]

November 1, 2016
Mexico's Secretariat of Energy (SENER) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted a workshop to inform Mexican authorities of ethanol’s quality of life benefits. US researchers, alongside with Colombian and Paraguayan regulators, held information sessions at the two-day meeting in Mexico City on the quality... [Read More]

October 24, 2016
In Australia, the state of Queensland’s regional economies are set to benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s biofuels mandate, the state cabinet said. The government is continuing to garner the attention of Queensland motorists with its E10 OK campaign. Speaking from Airlie Beach for the Palaszczuk Government's Whitsundays Community... [Read More]

October 24, 2016
Brazil-based oil company Petrobras said it is discussions to sell its stake in sugar and ethanol producer Guarani SA to France’s Tereos Internacional. Petrobras is planning to sell its 45.9% stake in the company, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposed sale is part of Petrobras’ plan to... [Read More]

October 21, 2016
In Thailand, the government’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) is suing Rajburi Ethanol Co. for allowing molasses wastewater to leak into the Mae Klon River, devastating the waterway’s giant stingray population. According to the PCD, tests have indicated that wastewater leaked into the river in Ban Pong district... [Read More]