News Category: Bioethanol News
February 17, 2016
Alliance BioEnergy Plus has formed a strategic alliance with Harvesting Technology (HT) for the inclusion of its licensed and patented advanced separation process. Alliance plans to utilise the separation technology alongside its CTS cellulose conversion process in ethanol applications.  When used in a dry mill corn ethanol plant,... [Read More]

February 12, 2016
Interest from Mexican buyers in US ethanol imports is growing, with purchases increasing 1,756% from 2006 until last marketing year. According to the US Grains Council (USGC), in 2006/2007 Mexico bought just 6.8 million litres of US ethanol, while during the 2014/2015 marketing year purchases were 126.5 million litres. Mexico’s... [Read More]

February 12, 2016
Pacific Ethanol, a US producer and marketer of renewable fuels, and Whitefox Technologies, a UK-based clean fuel membrane specialist, have entered into a technology license and purchase agreement for an industrial scale membrane system that separates water from ethanol in the plant's distillation system. Pacific Ethanol expects... [Read More]

February 12, 2016
The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) has urged the European Commission to introduce a binding framework promoting the use of renewable fuels in transport. In a submission to the public consultation for the new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), which is being drafted this year and will cover... [Read More]

February 11, 2016
Green Plains, a US-based commodity processing firm, said that it had a fourth-quarter loss, from a profit a year earlier, due to depressed selling prices for ethanol. The Omaha-based company said the net loss was $3.6m (€2.73m), or 9 cents a share, from net income of $42m,... [Read More]

February 9, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), a US-based food processing and commodities trading company, is conducting a strategic review on its ethanol mills, as its ethanol arm continues to be hit by falling oil prices. The firm announced, last week, that two of its dry ethanol mills, based... [Read More]

February 8, 2016
Argentina is set to beef up its ethanol production by increasing the required blend of ethanol in gasoline from 10% to 12%, according to media reports. The South American country's President, Mauricio Macri, said the additional ethanol would be exclusively derived from sugar, according to news agency... [Read More]

February 5, 2016
Egregor Biotech and Evolution Group is planning to construct a bioethanol plant in the forest-rich Komi Republic in Northern Russia. The plant would process 400,000 tpy of unusable timber and sawmill residues into 100,000 tonnes of ethanol, according to the Komiinform news agency. Egregor has already invested RUB15... [Read More]

February 1, 2016
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) have successfully generated low-cost biofuel using a perennial weed, the Kans grass. The grass, native to the Indian subcontinent, grows up to three feet in height and, being widely available and perennial, comes at low cost. "Through our technology,... [Read More]

January 27, 2016
A mothballed bioethanol plant in Kazakhstan is set to resume production by the end of 2016. The Investment Fund of Kazakhstan is working to bring the Biokhim plant, located in the town of Tayinsha in the North Kazakhstan region, back online with the first stage scheduled for... [Read More]

January 26, 2016
A New York ethanol producer has been fined $87,000 (€80,300) for illegally disposing of industrial waste from its production facility. The fine stems from a 2013 investigation into illegal activities at Shelby, NY-based Western New York Energy (WNYE) by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation... [Read More]

January 4, 2016
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that the share of liquid biofuels consumed in road transport, in the UK, fell from 4.2% during the third quarter of 2014 to 3.3% during the third quarter of 2015. DECC unveiled the statistics in its latest... [Read More]

January 4, 2016
Oasis Group, an India-based technology, engineering and construction company, will build a wheat-based ethanol plant in Punjab. The facility is worth around £51m (INR 500 crore), according to news agency Press Trust of India. The ethanol will be producing wheat which is unfit for human consumption, the media... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are embarking to research renewable energy and to develop biofuels for use in small machines like lawnmower. The research project also attempts to discover the most cost effective and low-emission... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
Bioethanol and petrol blends lowered CO2 emissions from road traffic in Germany by around 1.2 million tonnes in the first three quarters of 2015, a new study says. According to the findings of a study in German on the economic importance of the largest site of German... [Read More]

December 11, 2015
The US Grains Council’s ethanol export promotion programme has seen an early success with a US exporter confirming significant sales of US ethanol to Peru. The 10 million gallons of ethanol, valued at more than $15 million (€13.7m), were sold after the US Grains Council (USGC) led... [Read More]

December 7, 2015
China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 6th Ministerial Conference and Summit in Johannesburg,... [Read More]