News Category: Bioethanol News
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]

October 3, 2016
A Nebraska, US, company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol by-product without adding any binding ingredients. Platte Valley Distillers told AP news agency it has secured the rights to a patented technique that will allow it to make feed pellets... [Read More]

September 29, 2016
The share of ethanol in the US petrol market rose to 10.2% last week, according to a report published by the US Energy Information Association (EIA) on Wednesday. The increase in market share breaches the so called blend wall at 10%, over which the biofuels industry and... [Read More]

September 26, 2016
Green Plains, a Nebraska, US-based ethanol producer, has completed the previously announced acquisition of three ethanol plants for approximately $237 million in cash from Abengoa Bioenergy. The company immediately sold the ethanol storage assets to Green Plains Partners for $90 million. All three plants - located in... [Read More]

September 22, 2016
Roxol Bioenergy Corp., the bioethanol subsidiary of Roxas Holdings, has been allowed to reopen its bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental, Philippines, following its implementation of measures to mitigate emission of foul odour. The plant, located at Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City, was shut down on 9 September,... [Read More]

September 21, 2016
Norwegian biorefinery operator Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million (€6.8m) in a project including an upgrade of a bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas.  The project has been awarded a grant of NOK 18.9 million from Enova, a Norwegian government agency... [Read More]

September 20, 2016
US ethanol trade association Growth Energy is calling for higher ethanol blends to be introduced in the aftermath a petrol pipeline leak that has left the pumps dry on many stations. A 9 September leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies petrol to many states in the... [Read More]

September 19, 2016
A porous metal-organic framework sorbent could boost the efficiency of ethanol production from cellulosic biomass by trapping compounds that inhibit fermentation, according to a study from the University of California. Woody plants and grasses hold enormous supplies of cellulose, from which ethanol can be produced via fermentation of... [Read More]

September 12, 2016
Industry experts have backed a report by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) which suggests that the UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets. Despite progress in some areas of its renewables commitments, there is simply not enough being done, ECCC says in its new... [Read More]

September 8, 2016
LiqTech International, a Denmark-based clean technology company, has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) to supply a $1.8 million (€1.6m) filtration system for a 100,000tpy Chinese bioethanol plant. The bioethanol plant, to be located in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, is scheduled to be in operation in 2017 and when completed it... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Member of the US House of Representatives for Minnesota Tom Emmer has voiced his support for the state’s ethanol industry after a meeting with local biofuel producers. Emmer recently met up with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBFA) to learn more about Minnesota's ethanol industry and show his... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a testing and analysis instrument specialist, has announced the release of its new ‘BioEthanol Analyzer’ for quality control testing at bioethanol plants. According to the firm, which is the US subsidiary of Japan-headquarted Shimadzu Corp., its analyser is an advanced tool for real-time monitoring... [Read More]

September 5, 2016
US powerboat competitors have used high-level ethanol-petrol blends in their boats to race in two competitions. In late August, competitors from around the US participated in two major powerboat racing competitions, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Mentor, Ohio. Many of... [Read More]

August 31, 2016
A Mexican environmental engineering student has developed a formula to create bioethanol from a water hyacinth plant and will see his project presented to the Nobel Prize laureates in Sweden in December. José Alberto Espejel, a student of environmental engineering at a La Salle University campus in... [Read More]

August 30, 2016
Mexico has passed a regulation that approves the blending and sale of ethanol outside of its three major metropolitan areas. The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) has published its recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up... [Read More]

August 25, 2016
ICM, a US ethanol dryer specialist, has announced that it has successfully bid to purchase Abengoa’s Kansas plant. The deal was conducted under the provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company will purchase the shuttered Colwich ethanol facility and property for $3.1 million (€2.7m). “ICM values this... [Read More]

August 23, 2016
US ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. has announced that it was the successful bidder on three ethanol plants for sale by Abengoa Bioenergy conducted under the provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company will purchase three US-based plants including the Madison, Illinois, Mount Vernon, Indiana and York,... [Read More]