logo
menu
News Category: Bioethanol News
Dec 4, 2017
Innovative solvent could revolutionise second generation ethanol production
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 1, 2017
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has published draft amendments to Ontario’s Ethanol in Gasoline regulation which would double the mandated volume of ethanol in regular gasoline. If implemented, the changes would increase the mandated volume of ethanol in regular gasoline from 5%... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 1, 2017
US ethanol producer United Ethanol will use a modular membrane system at its plant in Milton, Wisconsin, to boost production. According to a statement, the bolt-on system from Whitefox Technologies will increase the annual production capacity of the facility to over 60 million gallons by freeing... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 29, 2017
Brazil’s lower house of Congress has given the green light to a bill to set up a programme to beef up the country's biofuels industry, according to a report in Reuters. The programme, called RenovaBio, will give fuel distributors in Brazil targets to cut carbon emissions, which... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 28, 2017
Argentina’s energy ministry has partially backtracked on a price cut on ethanol introduced earlier this month for refiners who mix the biofuel into gasoline at a 12% ratio, according to Hellenic Shipping News. The price cut has been shaved to 7.5% from 15% for sugarcane-derived ethanol, and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 28, 2017
Brazil’s Union of Sugarcane Industry (Unica) has issued a harvest update for the country’s South-Central region from April to 16 November. Brazil’s sugarcane crush for the 2017-18 harvest was down 1.61% from April to 16 November, 2017, compared to the same period a year ago, totalling 552.948... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 27, 2017
Commodities trader Noble Group has announced it is selling its US-based ethanol producer Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol (NASBE) for $12.5 million (€10.5 million). According to a statement from Noble, the company has entered into an equity purchase agreement with Zeeland Farm Services for the proposed sale... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 24, 2017
Nigeria’s state oil corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kebbi State Government (KBSG) to build a bioethanol plant. The plant is expected to use cassava and sugarcane as a feedstock and produce 84 million litres of ethanol per year, the Nigerian National Petroleum... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 24, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Poet has responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to maintain the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). CEO Jeff Broin said: “By maintaining the point of obligation for the RFS, the EPA is allowing the system to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 24, 2017
The European renewable ethanol association ePure has responded to the European Union’s third State of the Energy Union report. A key finding of the report is that thanks to progress in 2017, the EU is on track to implement the Energy Union project and deliver jobs, growth and investments.... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 22, 2017
China’s Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s ‘first’ cross-ocean biofuels powered flight. Flight 497 took off from the Beijing on 21 November. It landed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport at 12:05pm local time. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the more than 11,000km journey with biological aviation fuel produced... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 22, 2017
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11.9 million (€7.7 million) in funding for Ethanol Technologies (Ethtec), an Australian biofuel company. The funding will go towards the development and demonstration of Ethtec’s advance bioethanol technology. Ethtec aims to construct a $30 million (€19.3 million) purpose built... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 20, 2017
The US state of Iowa has 146 petrol stations that offer E15. The US state of Iowa has expanded the number of petrol stations that offer drivers E15. The news comes as petrol station Casey’s announced that it added two more petrol stations to its E15 portfolio in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 20, 2017
Qantas Airlines and Quebec, Canada based Agrisoma Biosciences have signed what they claim is the ‘first-ever’ ‘farm-to-flight’ deal. The agreement will see farmers in Australia growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 20, 2017
UK bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuel has announced plans to bring forward and extend its annual plant maintenance shutdown period as a result of poor market conditions and legislative uncertainty. The company’s bioethanol plant is based in Salt End, Hull, in the North East of England. ‘Serious consequences’ Speaking about... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 16, 2017
Scientists in the US are working to produce biofuels from poplar that could compete with the oil industry. The US Pacific Northwest has an abundant supply of poplar, a fast growing and versatile tree whose wood can be transformed into biofuels and high value chemicals. However, even... [Read More]