News Category: Bioethanol News
October 21, 2016
A significant portion of US-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan's 50% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over petrol, a recently released US Grains Council (USGC) study finds. The study, USGC says, supports the case for ethanol's competitiveness and sustainability compared to other fuel sources. The results will... [Read More]

October 19, 2016
German biofuel producer CropEnergies increased its ethanol output in the first half of the 2016/17 financial year, despite falling revenues. Bioethanol production at CropEnergies increased from 422,000m3 to 450,000 m3 in H1 2016/17, with the production of food and animal products correspondingly increasing. The rise in production volumes... [Read More]

October 18, 2016
An illegal ethanol warehouse in Harare, Zimbabwe, went up in flames on Sunday afternoon, leaving eight people, including three firemen, critically injured. The firemen are currently being treated in a hospital in Harare, but officials say they’re considering flying them to South Africa to receive special treatment... [Read More]

October 17, 2016
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a new way to turn CO2 into ethanol. The finding involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, using an electrochemical process that produces tiny spikes of carbon and... [Read More]

October 14, 2016
Students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School in Minnesota, US, visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. plant recently to get a better understanding of how clean home-grown renewable energy is produced. The students, which included three exchange students from an agricultural high school in Norway, toured the various... [Read More]

October 13, 2016
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), a US-based renewable fuels trade body, has recognised Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. Ansgar, Iowa, for producing its one billionth gallon of cleaner-burning, homegrown ethanol this month. “Congratulations to Absolute Energy for reaching this incredible milestone,” said IRFA director... [Read More]

October 13, 2016
The Indian government’s economic committee has today approved a mechanism to lower the price of ethanol sold to its ethanol blending programme to 39 rupees (€0.53) per little. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a mechanism for revising ethanol prices to enable public sector... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
The US ethanol industry trade association Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail fishing competition this year with Bass Pro Shops. The sponsorship comes in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts, and consumers about ethanol’s benefits and its... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
US gasoline retail specialist RaceTrac will expand its fuel offering this year with the debut of E15 fuel at its convenience stores throughout the south of the US. The chain will add E15 later this year and ultimately offer it at more than 100 locations. The 88-octane... [Read More]

October 12, 2016
Germany-headquarted bioethanol producer CropEnergies has reported revenues of €350 million for the first half of financial year 2016/17, compared to €390m the same period last year, due to lower trade volumes and lower ethanol prices. Even though revenues in second quarter of 2016/17, at €182 million (previous... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Hull-based Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol and high protein animal feed, has appointed Richard Royal as its head of government affairs. The role will see Royal working with politicians and media to raise awareness of the crucial role Vivergo Fuels is playing in boosting... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Six Poet biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional use in the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the US bioethanol producer... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has proposed a $200 million waste-to-fuel facility in Minnesota, US, according to a report by CanTechLetter. The proposal was done in partnership with US-based recycling company SKB Environmental. Enerkem recently submitted rezoning and land use plan amendment applications to the municipality of... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing issues. The parties behind the Maabjerg Energy Center project have now decided not to go ahead... [Read More]

October 7, 2016
The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the petrol pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending programme, with... [Read More]

October 5, 2016
Struggling Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa has published the financial results for the first six months of 2016, recording revenues of €1.215 billion and EBITDA of -€51 million. The company is in the course of obtaining the necessary accessions to the Restructuring Agreement of its financial debt, which... [Read More]

October 3, 2016
Noble Group has taken full ownership of previously 50%-held subsidiary Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy for $2.47 million (€2.2m). Noble, a commodity trader, said that the acquisition was financed with internal resources, The Business Times reports. The book value and net tangible asset of Noble Mansfield was about S$3.3... [Read More]