News Category: Bioethanol News
April 13, 2017
US technology company D3MAX has announced that its cellulosic ethanol technology is helping ACE Ethanol to produce “higher yields from corn fiber at lower costs”. In February, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. Installed at ACE... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
A London-based investment firm Pioneer Point Partners has confirmed in a letter of intent that it is ready to invest up to €160 million in Denmark-based Maabjerg Energy Center’s bioethanol plant. The plant will be based in Western Jutland, Denmark, and create around 1,000 jobs. In a statement,... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem has announced its first full scale commercial facility has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender, Integrated Asset Management (IAM). The new plant is capable of turning household waste into 99.9 % pure liquid chemicals and biofuels. Since it began production, Enerkem’s... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy has slammed a poll commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API), which claimed that consumers were concerned about the costs of supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). API Downstream group director Frank Macchiarola released the poll on Friday (7 April). “Sixty-eight percent of... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
Growth Energy, a trade association for US ethanol producers and supporters, welcomed Bushmills Ethanol as its newest member. Bushmills Ethanol is located in Atwater, Minnesota and produces 49 million gallons of ethanol per year. In response to the announcement, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, said: “Growth Energy’s... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
SOURCE: Renewable Fuels Association. A new Department of Energy (DOE) study on employment in the US energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger share of military veterans than any other segment of the energy industry. Nearly one in five ethanol industry employees is a... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
Ensus’ commercial director Grant Pearson is scheduled to speak at the tenth Biofuels International Conference, which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland. He will be discussing UK policy uncertainty, reintroducing E10 and the future of the bioethanol market. Grant joined the bioethanol and animal feed producer shortly after... [Read More]

March 31, 2017
The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) has strongly rejected claims from the Federal Productivity Commission that the biofuels industry fails to support the agriculture sector or the community. In a recent report to Australia’s government, the Productivity Commission urged Queensland, New South Wales and the Commonwealth governments... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
The global bioethanol market will rise to $9,544 million by 2022, according to a report by Big Market Research. Valued at $5,652 million in 2015, the bioethanol market is forecast to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6% up until 2022. The report identifies a number... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
China has opened the world’s first production line that converts coal into ethanol, the main chemical ingredient in alcohol, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced. The facility in Xingping, Shaanxi province, which went into service in January, was developed by the academy’s Dalian Institute of Chemical... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
A key economic advisor to Australia’s federal government has claimed motorists in Queensland are paying more for petrol because of the state government’s biofuel mandate. The Productivity Commission has urged Queensland, New South Wales and the Commonwealth governments to stop supporting the biofuels industry by the end... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy’s CEO, Emily Skor, has released a statement in relation to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Skor said: “The role played by the Secretary of Agriculture is of... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
Edeniq, a well-known US cellulosic and biorefining technology company, announced that it has filed a cross-complaint against California-based biorefining company Aemetis for fraud and negligent misrepresentation among other claims. In a statement, Edeniq said that it Edeniq lawfully terminated its merger agreement with Aemetis in August 2016... [Read More]

March 21, 2017
Greenbelt Resources Corp., an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system for Standard Ethanol, an Australian company that intends to deliver end-to-end, commercial-scale advanced biofuel systems to the Australian market. This important milestone demonstrates the ability of Greenbelt's commercial-scale... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa has agreed to sell its bioethanol operations in Spain and France to private equity company Trilantic Europe for €140m. The bioethanol plants are located in the Spanish locations of Cartagena, La Coruña and Salamanca, and the France-based Lacq. The deal value includes debt to... [Read More]

March 14, 2017
US bioethanol producer Poet has filed a lawsuit in US District Court of Sioux Falls alleging that the Sioux Falls-based company Nelson Engineering has misappropriated Poet’s trade secrets. The lawsuit is captioned “POET, LLC and POET Research, Inc. v. Nelson Engineering and Jerry Baker,” Case No. CIV... [Read More]