News Category: Bioethanol News
July 24, 2017
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has released a statement in response to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) decision to not consider the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) before Congress adjourns for the August recess. The statement from the US... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
US production of bioethanol has continued to grow in 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Through the first six months of 2017, US weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016. On a... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
Finnish firm Suomen Bioetanoli is looking for substantial new funding for two new biofuels plants, following the withdrawal of a major investor on the project. According to, a €200 million deal with Chinese investor fell through because the Chinese financier was unable to together the funding... [Read More]

July 17, 2017
New research claims that the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometres in diameter, which studies have shown to be harmful to human health, increases in the air when motorists switch from ethanol-to-gasoline. Carried out by Franz M Geiger, a professor of chemistry at the National... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
MEP Sean Kelly, the lead negotiator for the largest group in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive, has heavily criticised the European Commission’s proposal to phase out conventional biofuels made from food or feed crops. Proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed ‘RED II’,... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has reported strong first quarter results. In the company’s statement for the first quarter of the current financial year 2017/18 , CropEnergies said revenues increased by 38% to €231 million, compared to €168 million the year before. The main reasons for the growth were... [Read More]

July 12, 2017
Fuel retailer the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and carbon-recycling company Lanzatech have signed a statement of intent to build what they claim is the world’s first refinery for off gas-to-bioethanol production in India. The new facility is set to be constructed at IOC’s Panipat refinery Hayrana, at... [Read More]

July 10, 2017
Scientists have demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces to bind less with corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in the production of biofuels such as ethanol. A study detailing the research by scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University,... [Read More]

July 4, 2017
EU sugar and renewable ethanol producers, sugar beet farmers and workers have called for no concessions on sugar and ethanol in the EU-Mercosur negotiations between the European Union and Brazil. Globally, Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sugar, and the second largest producer and exporter... [Read More]

July 4, 2017
A team of scientists from Arizona State University are working to break through the innovation bottleneck for renewable bioproduction of fuels and chemicals, to create a renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative to gasoline. Reed Cartwright and Xuan Wang have focused on the... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US-based Blue Flint Ethanol has celebrated a successful ten years of operations during an onsite celebration at its ethanol biorefinery near Underwood, North Dakota. “We are proud to be celebrating ten years of successful operations at our Blue Flint facility. This success has been a team effort... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US biofuels producer Pacific Ethanol has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Illinois Corn Processing, for $76 million (€66m), which includes $15 million in working capital. ICP is a 90 million gallon per year fuel and industrial alcohol manufacturing, storage and distribution facility adjacent to the... [Read More]

June 30, 2017
Cellulosic biofuels could provide an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs, providing certain principles are met, according to an article appearing on Science Daily. “The climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels is actually much greater than was originally thought,” Phil Robertson, professor of Ecosystem Science at Michigan... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
The renewable ethanol association ePURE has responded to Hans-Olaf Henkel and Marijana Petir, two MEPs in the European Parliament who recently stressed the importance of biofuels in the decarbonisation of the EU’s transport sector. In a recent article  in The Parliamentarian, Petir and Henkel... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
Mexico’s energy regulator, CRE, has approved an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as high as 10% from the current 5.8%, according to Reuters. The move has been made despite environmental groups warning that the action could cause more pollution. The change... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
A controversial new study claims that using corn for biofuels comes with greater environmental costs and fewer benefits than using it for corn. The study from researchers at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign has been published in the journal Earth’s Future. It aims to determine whether... [Read More]

June 22, 2017
Expanding growth output at the UK’s bioethanol plants is driving up wheat consumption, contributing to the country becoming a net wheat importer for only the fourth time in 25 years, according to an article on Defra, the UK’s farming ministry, pegged the country’s wheat exports... [Read More]