News Category: Bioethanol News
August 16, 2017
Canada ethanol giant Greenfield Global has announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. According to Greenfield Global, the first ethanol plant built in Quebec — the Varennes distillery — is a model for... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
Brazil’s ‘first’ large-scale corn ethanol production plant has started operations following a recent grand opening ceremony. The $115 million (€98 million) facility has been created to meet the country’s growing ethanol needs and introduce new feed options to the livestock industry. Located in Lucas do Rio Verde,... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
US biofuels producer Poet has announced that its Marion, Ohio-based bioethanol facility has expanded its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
US biorefining company Aemetis reported a net loss of $6 million (€5 million) for the three months ending 30 June, 2017, compared to a net loss of $5 million for the same period the previous year. Revenues were $40.8 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
California-based biorefining company Aemetis is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste. The company has announced the news after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an integrated demonstration unit. The company said it produced the material from technologies from itself, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant is a... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
The UK Department for Transport has released its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) statistics for the period April 2016 to April 2017. The report shows 1,541 million litres of biofuels were supplied in the period. Under the RTFO, transport fuel suppliers have to ensure that a proportion... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has reacted to the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit’s decision to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard’s volume obligations. Although hailed as a significant victory by the biofuels industry, the Court’s decision is far... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year of bioethanol for Zambia’s ethanol-fuel blending programme. The move came soon after Sunbird presented at the Luapula Expo, which... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Green Plains, a Nebraska-based, US, ethanol producer, has reported a second-quarter loss for the three months ended 30 June, 2017, after profit margins collapsed amid abundant supplies. The company announced that it had a loss of $16.4 million (€13.83 million) for the second quarter compared with a... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and has heard the views of industry experts. US trade body National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA staff and advocate for higher... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was mistaken to use the methodology it did for lowering the 2016 renewable fuel standard. The decision is being hailed as a major victory for the biofuels industry. The... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
Vivergo Fuels has responded to the UK government’s recently announced intention to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of its Clean Air Plan. The UK based biofuels producer stresses that E10 fuel, containing 10% bioethanol, is a solution to air quality and climate change... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
Air Canada and other Canadian airlines are seeking to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it from abroad to meet demand, according to reports from Canadian Press Enterprises. The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has announced that a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20% tariff on US ethanol imports will be delayed for 30-days. The proposal would allow 500 million litres annually of US ethanol imports (132.1... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
Jeff Broin, CEO of US bioethanol producer Poet, has received a George Washington Carver Award at a ceremony at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Canada. He received the award for r Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The Carver Award recognises “significant contributions by individuals in... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
Motorists are backing E10 fuel, according to a new poll. A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed that over 82% of motorists supported the Government promoting E10 – a more environmentally friendly fuel consisting of 10% ethanol... [Read More]