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News Category: Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2017
Breakthrough study could revolutionise enzymatic cellulose conversion processes
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 4, 2017
A 20% tax on imported ethanol has taken effect in Brazil, according to Reuters. The rules, which see the 20% penalty applied to volumes above a tax-free quota, came into force on 1 September. Reuters reports that Brazil’s foreign trade chamber Camex has issued an official written resolution... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 4, 2017
The president and CEO of Edeniq, Brian Thome, has submitted written comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency on its proposed rule to set the 2018 cellulosic renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. Thome urges the EPA to ensure that final 2018 cellulosic... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 31, 2017
Following successful pilot testing of its corn fibre-to-ethanol process, D3MAX is ready to move to the next stage of commercial development: the design of a full-scale plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol set specific performance goals for the D3MAX pilot testing. “The D3MAX pilot process... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 30, 2017
The first half of 2017 saw China Agri-Industries, a subsidiary of China grains trader COFCO, return to profit. According to Reuters, this change in fortunes was aided by a big jump in the profitability in the company’s ethanol and oil seeds segments. China Agri-Industries processes grains including... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 29, 2017
A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance. Carried out by the ICF for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate, the study looked at the impact of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 23, 2017
California based Vertimass has announced completion of the intermediate technology validation from the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO). The BETO validation verified performance against negotiated milestones, provided progress on scale-up, and reviewed Vertimass’ estimated cost for their transformative catalytic technology. Developing... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 18, 2017
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has launched two new enzymes which it claims could reduce the amount of residual sugars in ethanol production by up to 70%. The two products, Spirizyme 2.0 T and Spirizyme Ultra T, form part of Novozymes, Spirizyme T Portfolio, an advanced suite of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 18, 2017
Researchers in Pennsylvania have developed a new method for converting potato waste into ethanol, a process they claim could reduce production costs for biofuels in the future and provide extra value for chip makers. The team from the Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences used potato... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 16, 2017
Canada ethanol giant Greenfield Global has announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. According to Greenfield Global, the first ethanol plant built in Quebec — the Varennes distillery — is a model for... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 16, 2017
Brazil’s ‘first’ large-scale corn ethanol production plant has started operations following a recent grand opening ceremony. The $115 million (€98 million) facility has been created to meet the country’s growing ethanol needs and introduce new feed options to the livestock industry. Located in Lucas do Rio Verde,... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 15, 2017
US biofuels producer Poet has announced that its Marion, Ohio-based bioethanol facility has expanded its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 11, 2017
US biorefining company Aemetis reported a net loss of $6 million (€5 million) for the three months ending 30 June, 2017, compared to a net loss of $5 million for the same period the previous year. Revenues were $40.8 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 10, 2017
California-based biorefining company Aemetis is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste. The company has announced the news after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an integrated demonstration unit. The company said it produced the material from technologies from itself, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant is a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 10, 2017
The UK Department for Transport has released its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) statistics for the period April 2016 to April 2017. The report shows 1,541 million litres of biofuels were supplied in the period. Under the RTFO, transport fuel suppliers have to ensure that a proportion... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 3, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has reacted to the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit’s decision to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard’s volume obligations. Although hailed as a significant victory by the biofuels industry, the Court’s decision is far... [Read More]