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Apr 17, 2018
German bioethanol association appoints new MD
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 17, 2018
The Canadian province approved the measure on top of its carbon cap-and-trade system in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. 12 April, the provincial government in Ontario, Canada approved amendments to fuel legislation mandating a 10% blend of ethanol with gasoline from 2020. The... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 12, 2018
Scientists funded by the EU have designed cell structures that they say can break down biomass waste more effectively than one enzyme or a mix of enzymes. The EU-funded CellulosomePlus project has developed a new way to break down cellulose into sugar efficiently. Enzymes called cellulases, which... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 10, 2018
Following a four a month shut down period, Britain’s largest bioethanol plant has reopened. Vivergo’s facility in East Yorkshire is Europe’s second largest bioethanol facility. It shut down in November 2017, citing unfavourable trading conditions. According to the company, these unfavourable conditions were driven in part... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 4, 2018
Scientists have created a genetically modified yeast that could quicken the path towards synthetic yeasts for a number of industrial applications, including the creation of bioethanol. The Tufts University researchers have created a yeast that can more efficiently consume xylose, in turn enabling the yeast to grow... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2018
Toyota has debuted a prototype of what it calls the world’s first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The flexible fuelled vehicle can be powered by both gasoline and ‘alternative fuels such as ethanol’. Key to the new vehicle, according to Toyota, is a new hybrid... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 9, 2018
The companies ICM and The Andersons are planning to build a combined heat and power plant in Colwich, Kansas and intend the facility to be ‘the most advanced ethanol plant in the world’. The venture, dubbed ELEMENT is meant to see the construction of a plant capable... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 8, 2018
The CO2 has been contracted by Airgas USA. The company will liquefy the gas at a nearby facility that is expected to begin operation by the end of 2018. The US-based biofuel producer Pacific Ethanol has reached an agreement with Airgas USA to sell it CO2 out... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 7, 2018
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) in the US is anticipating consistent growth in ethanol production and consumption through 2019 thanks to mandated production under the Renewable Fuel Standard and stable corn prices. In its newest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the EIA is projecting continued growth in ethanol... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 1, 2018
The project will see the co-generation of fuel and power, and comes as part of a wider push to industrialise Nigeria’s agriculture. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government for the development of a cane-fed... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 21, 2018
FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between Tapajós Participações and Summit Agricultural Group, is planning to open the company’s second corn-only ethanol plant in Mato Grosso, Brazil, following R$1 billion (almost €250 million) in investment. The new plant will also have the capacity to co-generate energy at a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 19, 2018
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is moving from the development of crop-based ethanol to creating fuels and chemicals that are fungible with their petroleum-based equivalents. The change was announced at the annual meeting of the American Association... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 19, 2018
China is set to expand its production and consumption of bioethanol in 2018, according to the country’s State Administration of Grain. The move comes as China seeks more channels to use its grain and corn stockpiles, according to Brinkwire.com. Continued state support for corn farmers has left China... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 16, 2018
Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that the forecasts in the recently released US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2018 demonstrate a clear... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 15, 2018
A joint project between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and NASA is aiming to determine whether aircraft pollutant emissions are reduced by using biofuels. In addition, the pioneering new study aims to determine the effects alternative aviation fuels have on the formation of contrails. With additional participation... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 9, 2018
A controversial study is claiming that the European Commission has wasted around €2 billion in ‘failed’ advanced biofuel plants. Conducted by Ethanol Europe Renewables (EERL), the operator of Europe’s ‘largest’ ethanol production facility - the Pannonia plant in Hungary, the research argues that “Less than 1% of... [Read More]