News Category: Bioethanol News
April 20, 2016
India's government is urging its ethanol producers to boost ethanol production, according to a media reports. According to a report in the Times of India, the government has said it is ready to purchase the country's entire output. The development comes in the wake of the Indian government... [Read More]

April 19, 2016
Mexican students from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) Coyoacan Campus have created bioethanol using newspaper, according to media reports. The group of students, based in Mexico City, are called Alexys Stephanya Nájera, Ariel de Jesús González, Roberto Carlos Muñoz and Delia Calderón Crespo, according to... [Read More]

April 13, 2016
Argentina's government plans to raise its requirement for ethanol blend in gasoline from the current 12% to up to 26% from next year, according to a report in Reuters. Information about the country's intention to follow suit with Brazil's long-standing ethanol policy came from Patrick Adam, executive... [Read More]

April 12, 2016
Spanish renewable energy giant Abengoa Bioenergy said a US bankruptcy court has approved financing to help the firm restart its Nebraska production operations. The US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order approving “up to $41 million of debtor in possession financing for... [Read More]

April 7, 2016
Vietnam’s state-owned oil company PetroVietnam has confirmed that its Dung Quat bioethanol plant has halted its operation due to high production costs making its products uncompetitive in the market.  As petrol prices have been falling in the world market, E5 biofuel cannot compete with RON92, and as... [Read More]

April 7, 2016
Summit Agricultural Group (SAG), a renewable energy, agribusiness development, and production agriculture company, has broken ground on the first large-scale corn ethanol production facility in Brazil. The $115 million (appr. €101m) plant is an international collaboration between Iowa-based SAG and the Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril. The production facility is... [Read More]

April 1, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a US-based global food processing and commodities firm, has struck a deal to dispose of its sole Brazilian ethanol plant, citing a "challenging" environment for the biofuel. The Minas Gerais distillery, and its sugarcane plantation, which has the capacity to process up to... [Read More]

March 30, 2016
Californian biofuel company Aemetis has acquired exclusive rights to LanzaTech’s patented technology for the conversion of agricultural, forest, dairy, and construction and demolition waste (CDW) to ethanol. The LanzaTech gas-to-ethanol technology enables Aemetis to convert these local Californian biomass wastes to advanced ethanol. The 12-year agreement makes... [Read More]

March 22, 2016
Australia's New South Wales state has introduced a bill into its parliament to extend an ethanol mandate across the region so that retailers sell E10 (petrol blended with up to 10% ethanol) for the first time. Under the Biofuels Amendment Bill 2016, retailers must also provide sales... [Read More]

March 21, 2016
Godavari Biorefineries, an Indian ethanol producer, has commissioned its expanded facility for dehydrated ethanol manufacturing at Sameerwadi in Karnataka. With the expansion, the company now has the capacity to produce 50 million litres per year of fuel grade ethanol, up from 15 million litres. The... [Read More]

March 10, 2016
South Korea's TN Energy has entered into an agreement with Lao State Fuel to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce Power Gasoline-branded bioethanol fuel. The JV, to be called Lao K-tech, will be established later this year and it will be located at Dongphosy village... [Read More]

March 8, 2016
Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa Bioenergy has secured an emergency bankruptcy loan that will allow the company to operate and pay wages while it attempts to reorganise. According to a Reuters report, the company has received a $7 million loan to pay bills while it attempts to... [Read More]

March 7, 2016
Florida-based biofuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy (BRE) is planning to develop a large-scale bioethanol operation in Jamaica. According to BRE, once completed the plant will have a production capacity of 10 million gpy of ethanol, with an additional 3MW of electricity produced for the local grid. The required... [Read More]

March 3, 2016
New records were set in 2015 for US ethanol production and blending, with more than 14 billion gallons of ethanol produced, says the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to the EIA data, US ethanol producers churned out 14.81 billion gallons of ethanol in 2015, while refiners and... [Read More]

March 2, 2016
Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen has called for the EU to introduce a blending mandate for advanced biofuels by 2030 to help decarbonise the transport sector. The chief executive of the biotech specialist made the announcement at an energy security conference which took place at the European... [Read More]

February 24, 2016
JP Energy Partners, a US-based biofuels terminal operator, has initiated the expansion of its existing rail facilities at its North Little Rock refined products terminal, located in Arkansas, to allow for unit train deliveries of ethanol. The upgrades will materially improve the terminal's ethanol offloading efficiency and... [Read More]

February 19, 2016
Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals producer, and Werner & Mertz (W&M), the producer of Frosch cleaning products, has launched a project which expands the possible applications of bioethanol. Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol – made from agricultural residues such as straw – will be processed into detergents, cleansers... [Read More]