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Feb 27, 2019
CropEnergies to resume production at UK ethanol plant
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 26, 2019
Albioma has announced the industrial commissioning of the first peak-load combustion turbine (CT) operating mostly on bioethanol in Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island. The commissioning will begin on the 25 February 2019 and the total cost of the investment is around €60 million ($68 million). The new CT is going... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 20, 2019
The Minnesota Biofuels Association (MNBiofuels) revealed an ABF Economics study that has shown the ethanol industry’s $2.31 billion (€2.03 billion) contribution to Minnesota’s economy. According to the study, Minnesotan ethanol producers generated 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 14, 2019
Renewable ethanol association ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin has responded to the EU Commission’s draft surrounding high risk indirect land-use change (ILUC) biofuels and the shift of focus away from unsustainable sources of palm oil. The draft details curbing any biofuels with a high ILUC-risk and its... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 13, 2019
Ethanol trade association Growth Energy announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘failure’ to address small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking. The current lawsuit continues the longstanding dispute between... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 12, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering the release of its draft proposal to expand the sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including measures it promised to the oil industry to restrain biofuel credit speculation, Reuters reports. The move, according... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 5, 2019
Renewable fuels and biochemicals company Aemetis has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) for a $5 million (€5.6 million) grant to the company’s Riverbank cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. California State funding through the CEC grant provides support for projects... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 31, 2019
According to AgriCensus, investments in new corn ethanol production capacity in Brazil’s Mato Grosso are underway.   President of Brazil’s corn ethanol producers’ association Unem, Ricardo Tomczyk has projected that new corn ethanol production will lead to surplus biofuel flowing into the country’s north and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 29, 2019
According to Phys.org, an EU initiative has made significant progress in combating poisonous substances that contaminate crops. Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by different types of fungus that are an ongoing concern as they can grow on foodstuffs that can later be used in the production of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 23, 2019
Louisiana State University (LSU) has published a research project that revealed a different internal structure of corn than originally thought, which can assist in optimising how the plant is converted to ethanol. “Our economy relies on ethanol, so it’s fascinating that we haven’t had a full and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 23, 2019
Attis has announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Sunoco to acquire and operate its corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, New York. The innovation and technology holding company states that the plant will become the essential element of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 16, 2019
Greenbelt Resources Corporation (GRCO) has announced its initial funding for a licensing and exclusive distribution rights agreement from PURNOL. As part of the agreement between PURNOL and Greenbelt, a substantial amount of an undisclosed fee was funded in December of 2018. Greenbelt has commenced the process of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 18, 2018
AP News reports that south-eastern South Dakota, Napa Junction is to be the location of a new ethanol plant. Officials are also considering the construction of a private natural gas pipeline in the area. The idea to bring a new ethanol plant to Napa Junction has appealed... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 17, 2018
According to a government researcher, China is set to at least triple its ethanol production capacity by 2020 in order to keep up with growing demands for cleaner fuels, Reuters reports. At an industry event, China National Renewable Energy Centre researcher Don Kejun outlined how... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 13, 2018
US trade association Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor appeared before the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment’s hearing this week. The hearing was based around a discussion draft put forth by representatives John Shimkus (Republic, Illinois) and Bill Flores (Rebublic, Texas)... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 5, 2018
Ontario’s Government for the People has announced a new, made-in-Ontario environment plan. The proposed climate change solution claims that new regulations should help lower greenhouse gas emissions and support communities to protect themselves from climate change. The plan specifies how it will carry out particular climate action... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 23, 2018
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has outlined how the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery waivers have caused ‘clear destruction’ to ethanol’s demand and price. Supported by new analysis conducted by the RFA, the report looks at how the increasing numbers of small refinery exemptions from... [Read More]