News Category: Bioethanol News
June 21, 2017
The Impact Assessment Institute (IAI) has raised serious questions about the ways the European Commission reached its proposed Renewable Energy Directive revision (dubbed RED II). Suggested changes to the Directive under RED II would see a gradual phase out of crop-based biofuels such as ethanol from the... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Rayeman Elements is expanding its business to include a biofuels division, intended to deliver a ‘bolt-on’ technology for the production of biodiesel at existing ethanol plants. It is hoped that this technology will allow ethanol facilities to diversify their product offerings, in turn increasing the value... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Brazil-based ethanol specialist Raízen has offered 823 million reais (€221/$248 million) to buy two ethanol mills from Tonon Bioenergia, according to media reports. Raízen is a joint venture between Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio and Royal Dutch Shell. According to Reuters, Cosan said in a securities filing on... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy has released a new survey showing that US small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10% ethanol (E10). Conducted by Quadrant Strategies, the random poll... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Renewable European ethanol achieved its highest greenhouse gas (GHG) savings yet in 2016, according to the latest producer data. A European association of renewable ethanol producers, ePure says that the new figures mark “another increase in ethanol’s EU decarbonisation performance.” European renewable ethanol delivered an average of... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Edeniq, a US-based cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy have announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 million gallon per year (MGPY) corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol. Siouxland Energy is the fourth plant... [Read More]

June 12, 2017
Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and make the sector more environmentally friendly, according to a new study from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Lufthansa Technik. The DLR and Lufthansa investigated the chemical and physical properties of “promising” biofuels.... [Read More]

June 9, 2017
Scientists in Texas have found that a product of bioethanol production can be used as a suitable cattle feed supplement. Feeding cattle can be a surprisingly complex task, the animals requiring specific diets for nutrition and weight gain. The new research found that as the seasons progress,... [Read More]

June 7, 2017
Newly discovered enzyme complexes in the digestive tracts of herbivores could hold promise for the future of sustainable fuels, according to new research from the University of California – Santa Barbara. Assistant engineering professor Michelle O’Malley from UCSB and 20 other scientists have collaborated on a study... [Read More]

June 7, 2017
A ground-breaking new study has characterised the molecular features that make cellulose resistant to degradation. The findings could be hugely significant in the quest to develop cost-effective means of producing biofuels, as well as various valuable chemicals. A vital structural component of plant cell walls, cellulose is... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Spanish renewables and engineering company Abengoa has completed the sale of its bioethanol operations in Spain and France to private equity firm Trilantic Europe. The buyout firm has acquired the shares of Abengoa Bioenergy France , Biocarburantes de Castilla y Leoon , Bioetanol Galicia , Ecocarburantes Espanoles... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Colombian biofuels company Bioenergy will begin selling bioethanol to Bogotá-based oil and gas leader Terpel, according to media reports. According to a report in Finance Colombia, the move marks the beginning of the Bioenergy’s commercialisation process. Bioenergy has the capacity to produce up to 504,000 litres of ethanol per... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
EXCLUSIVE - The biofuels industry has reiterated its commitment to tackling climate change in light of President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor told Biofuels International: “Biofuels like ethanol stand ready to continue helping reduce greenhouse... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
One person has been killed and two are still missing following an explosion at a corn milling ethanol plant in Cambria, Wisconsin, according to WBAY.com. The explosion occurred late at night on 31st May, triggering a power outage in Cambria. Cambria’s sheriff told a news conference that 16... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
India-based bioethanol producer Praj Industries has announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results. Income from operations stood at Rs. 311.7 crore (€4.31m) compared to Rs. 345.9 crore the year before for the quarter. Q4 profit before tax stood at Rs. 36.8 crore for the period compared to... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Zimbabwe will need more biofuels to blend into its fuel supply as it pushes ahead with ethanol production, according to the Zimbabwe Mail. Zimbabwe will now increase its mandatory petrol blending from 5% to 10%. This comes after government in March reduced to 5% from 15% the mandatory... [Read More]

May 24, 2017
Second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainable fuel resource, according to newly published research. A team from the universities of Oklahoma and Pittsburgh investigated the full life cycle of second generation biofuel produced from short-rotation oak, in order to check if... [Read More]