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Mar 28, 2019
New technology converts softwood residues into aviation fuel, ethanol
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
A report released earlier this month by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) outlines key employment statistics in the US energy sector for 2018. The ‘2019 U.S. Energy and Employment’ report details current employment figures and future trends... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that its member company KAAPA Ethanol is celebrating its 15th anniversary since first commencing operations. According to the RFA, KAAPA Ethanol operates two refineries in Nebraska: the Minden plant which produces 80 million gallons of ethanol a year from 27 million... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
Germany-based CropEnergies announced that its board of directors decided to propose a dividend of €0.15 (down from its previous year’s dividend of €0.25) per share for the financial year 2018/19 to the annual general meeting. This currently corresponds to a dividend yield of approximately 3%. According to its... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 25, 2019
In a letter addressed to US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has urged the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to help expedite the delivery of biofuels by rail amid ‘historic flooding’. Flooding in the US Midwest has delayed the transportation of supplies... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
Members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) have partnered with A. P. Moller – Maersk on the world’s largest maritime biofuel project. Dutch companies FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will work with Maersk on a pilot, which will use up to 20% sustainable second-generation... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), the renewables division of Canadian firm Lallemand, announced that it has signed an agreement with car manufacturer Toyota. The agreement regards the production and marketing of Toyota’s XyloAce yeast strains for cellulosic ethanol production in the US. Lallemand describes XyloAce as ‘highly... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has found that biofuels contribute over $5 billion (€4.38 million) to Iowa’s GDP, equivalent to 3%. The ‘Contribution of the renewable fuels industry to the economy of Iowa’ report, authored by John Urbanchuck, managing partner... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Brazil-based GranBio announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% equity in US biotechnology company American Process and affiliate companies, for an undisclosed sum. Assets acquired by GranBio include the Alpena Biorefinery in Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and research and development (R&D) centre in Georgia, in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million biofuels plant is being developed by Carbon... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol (APPG for British Bioethanol) announced that it has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 into the UK. “The British Bioethanol industry - which is worth a billion pounds to the UK economy - is in a state of collapse... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 14, 2019
Technology holding company Attis Industries (Attis) revealed that it is still on track to acquire  and operate a corn ethanol plant from Texan fuel supplier Sunoco LP. While the acquisition itself hasn’t been finalised, Attis claims that the transaction is still on track to close upon the... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
Kenya-based KOKO Networks announced that it has launched a ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility in Ruaraka, Nairobi, The Exchange reports. In a partnership with African Shell licensee Vivo Energy, KOKO will be mainstreaming bioethanol cooking fuel in Kenya through a network of shopkeepers. According to the report, KOKO has released... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be allowing the year-round sale of E15, a 15% ethanol blend mix of gasoline. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to take advantage... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 11, 2019
Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) revealed a study into gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bioplastics. “The industry must think beyond just producing sugar, to also producing electricity, biofuels for transportation and oils to replace traditional plastics,” said Professor Robert Henry, director of the Queensland... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 5, 2019
Oil and gas company Shell has joined as equity partners with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam on a proposed Rotterdam project to make valuable chemical and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. The W2C project will be the first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ‘very likely’ complete a policy change allowing year-long sales of 15% ethanol blend gasoline (E15) in time for the summertime driving season, Reuters reports. “Today he told me he thought it was very... [Read More]