News Category: Bioethanol News
May 17, 2017
Brazil is set to toughen requirements on imported ethanol to protect domestic producers, according to Reuters. The move, announced by Brazilian Energy Minister Fernando Coelho, is in response to a surge of imported US corn oil to the country. Those buying imported ethanol will now have to follow... [Read More]

May 17, 2017
US ethanol producer Poet Biorefining is undergoing an expansion to more than double its capacity from nearly 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year at its Marion, Ohio-based facility. According to the company, this plan will improve the grain market for local farmers... [Read More]

May 17, 2017
Denmark-based biotechnology company Novozymes has announced a $36m (€32m) expansion of its enzyme manufacturing plant in Blair, Nebraska. The company said that this investment will increase the plant’s capacity to meet growing needs within the bioscience industry and global biofuels market. Novozymes’ expansion efforts support the company’s long-term... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
Scientists from the University of Hong Kong have developed a new strategy to enhance the efficiency of rice straw for biofuel production. Significantly, the authors of the study detailing the breakthrough claim the strategy can also be used to boost efficiency of biofuel production from other cereals... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy has filed comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the agency’s request for comment following President Trump’s Executive Order, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” Growth Energy’s comments outlined multiple concerns with regulations that hinder the growth of American... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
Iowa’s largest fuel retailer Casey’s has opened its first E15 and E85 store. The first Iowa station, located 509 Main Street in Pella, is the state’s 103rd E15 station. The Pella store is only the first of seven expected to open across the state. “This opening marks a big... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
Spanish renewable energy Abengoa has announced a positive first quarter bottom line of €5.56bn, including non-recurring profits derived from its now-completed financial restructuring. In its first quarter of it had finalised its financial restructuring process on 31 March, after conduction a share capital hike and issuing warrants.... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
Diesel and petrol cars will disappear from the roads within eight years, according to a new report. The report “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030: The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the Internal-Combustion Vehicle and Oil Industries,” was released earlier in May by San Francisco think tank RethinkX. It was written by... [Read More]

May 10, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for infrastructure projects in the renewable energy sector to be accelerated, to speed-up economic growth and create jobs, according to the Hindustan Times. At the periodic review meeting between the Prime Minister and Union Ministers, Modi called for a greater... [Read More]

May 9, 2017
India’s first integrated bio-refinery for renewable fuels and chemicals has been inaugurated by the country’s minister for road transport, highways and shipping, Nitin Gadkari. Implemented by Indian process and project engineering company Praj Industries, the new facility will play a vital role in accelerating the country’s... [Read More]

May 8, 2017
The owners of the S4 Turtas have put their ethanol plant in Šilutė, Lithuania, up for sale S4 Turtas is part of the MG Baltic Group. The group is engaged in a number of industries including retail, logistics, media and real estate. The facility can produce around 55... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire approximately 82 acres of land at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery from Lion Copolymer.  REG has agreed to purchase the land it has leased for its Geismar operations, as well as more... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has announced that it submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally began seeking input on existing regulations to be reviewed by its newly established Regulatory Reform Task Force. The Task Force was... [Read More]

April 28, 2017
Nebraska-based, US ethanol producer Green Plains has announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Cattle Company, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire two cattle-feeding operations from Cargill for $36.7 million (€33.6m), excluding working capital. The transaction includes feed yards located in Leoti, Kansas and Yuma,... [Read More]

April 21, 2017
The first US-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project, known as JababECO, is officially underway after US vice president Mike Pence participated in a ceremony in Jakarta celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding. Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla, Greenbelt Resources CEO Darren Eng and Jababeka Infrastruktur director Tjahjadi... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Colombia Ministry of Energy and Mines. The award was given for Enerkem’s second generation ethanol product, under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. The carbon... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
One of the first Iowa cities to offer E10 is now offering its first E15 station, according to the Iowa Renewables Fuel Association. Clarence made history in 1978 when the first gallons of E10 in the US were sold commercially. It was one of five towns to... [Read More]