News Category: Bioethanol News
October 25, 2017
US biofuels process technology provider ICM will be opening a regional office in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.  As an industry-leader in the development and optimisation of ethanol technologies, ICM is in the process of hiring a team of employees to service the needs of the... [Read More]

October 24, 2017
A plan to boost biofuel use in Brazil has been put on hold, according to Reuters, as the government assesses the potential impact on the economy and industry. Dubbed RenovaBio, the Brazilian government-led programme would boost the market share of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel.... [Read More]

October 18, 2017
New ethanol market developments, legislation and trading were just some of the themes analysed at this year’s Argus Biofuels conference. The conference, which is taking place in London at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower over three days, focused on the topic of ethanol on 17 October, 2017. Mark Chesworth,... [Read More]

October 16, 2017
Through increased use of biofuels in the transport sector, Uruguay has achieved a 7% annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a statement from the South American country’s government. In addition to using biodiesel and bioethanol as a substitute for gasoil and naphtha, emissions are reduced... [Read More]

October 13, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa-based ethanol plant. The plant will use Edeniq’s technology. Flint Hills Resources’ Iowa Falls plant is the fifth existing ethanol plant to receive approval from the EPA for... [Read More]

October 12, 2017
China has lowered its forecasts for its corn output, according to news agency Xinhua Net. The news agency reported that China’s output will now be 210 million tonnes in the 2017/18 crop year, down 2.37 million tonnes from predictions made last month. According to Xinhua, a committee from... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15. In a statement, the trade body said that this number has doubled from the same time last year. “This spectacular growth is a testament to the value E15 brings to... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has reported strong first half of 2017/18 results. In the company’s financial statement, CropEnergies said revenue increased by 31% to €460 million, compared to €350 million for the same period the year before. In the second quarter of 2017/18, they grew to €229... [Read More]

October 10, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo has announced that it will be partnering with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on a project to fine-tune the composition of the catalyst used in Gevo's proprietary ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) process, in... [Read More]

October 6, 2017
The impending trade deal between the EU and Mercosur (South America’s trading block) for an annual quota of ethanol imports from Brazil would be a serious blow to Europe’s farmers and ethanol industry unless measures are taken to ensure a level playing field. “By agreeing to open... [Read More]

September 29, 2017
The US Grains Council (USGC) has announced that it is looking to identify new market opportunities for US ethanol to be exported to Africa, which it says represents a significant potential source of demand.     According to the export-orientated trade body, efforts include promoting the development of... [Read More]

September 29, 2017
China’s plant to increase the use of bioethanol will not have a significant impact on the grain market, and it would be unrealistic for the country to import large amounts of corn for the industry’s development, a government official told Xinhua Net. "The government plan to increase... [Read More]

September 27, 2017
Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg. This follows on from the country’s economic crisis and slump in commodity prices, according to the news agency. The company, a unit of Spain’s Abengoa SA, requested judicial protection in a court... [Read More]

September 26, 2017
Gillian Harrison, CEO at Whitefox Technologies, will be speaking at this year’s Biofuels International Conference. Harrison started her career as a finance lawyer at global law firm Clifford Chance in London, where she focused on corporate finance, infrastructure projects, and cross border mergers and acquisitions. During her ten... [Read More]

September 19, 2017
Ethanol, a well-established biofuel additive for gasoline, is traditionally produced from biomass such as corn or sugar cane. New research however, claims to have developed a catalyst to produce the fuel directly from carbon dioxide. Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have... [Read More]

September 19, 2017
Three years ago, scientists at the US’ National Renewable Energy Laboratory discovered an enzyme that proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibres regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. According to the research, no other enzyme has shown this ability. Now, in a... [Read More]

September 18, 2017
Clariant, a developer of specialty chemicals, and Enviral, Slovakia’s largest bioethanol producer, have announced a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. The move will see one of Europe’s first advanced biofuel plants built at the Enviral site in Leopoldov. Enviral will use Clariant’s sunliquid technology to... [Read More]