News Category: Bioethanol News
November 13, 2017
Ramkumar Nair, a Sweden-based doctoral student at the University of Borås, has carried out a research project to show it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. “I have been verifying a process that we hope will... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
E10 fuel (a mixture of regular unleaded fuel and ethanol) has become the number one fuel in France after financial incentives made the biofuel more affordable and attractive, according to a report in Reuters. France is the largest ethanol market in the European Union. According to statistics... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has announced that it has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Canada facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem's state-of-the-art advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy  has announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has said it plans to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, US. The move comes almost exactly two years after the company celebrated the grand opening of the facility in October 2015. In a statement, DuPont said: “As part of DowDuPont’s intent to... [Read More]

November 2, 2017
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels has achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project Liberty plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, US. In a statement, the US-based advanced biofuels producer said it had solved the “critical challenge in pretreatment, overcoming what has been the number one hurdle to... [Read More]

November 1, 2017
Local media are reporting that the Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Crescentino, Italy has been shut down. The €250 million ethanol refinery has the capacity to produce 40,000 tonnes of bioethanol per year, from around 270,000 tonnes of biomass. Established in 2011, it was the world’s... [Read More]

October 31, 2017
Speciality chemicals producer Clariant has announced approval from its board of directors to invest in a new full-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania. When complete, the new facility will produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using sunliquid technology. With an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes, the... [Read More]

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]