News Category: Bioethanol News
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]

March 14, 2017
US trade body Growth Energy has praised a new ASTM standard and said it is a “major victory for the ethanol industry”. Last week, ASTM International published an important new high-octane fuel standard, ASTM D8076 – 17, Standard Specification for 100 Research Octane Number Test Fuel for Automotive... [Read More]

March 14, 2017
Investment in ethanol production from waste biomass could have great economic environmental benefits, according to a new study from researchers from the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory. In this study, the researchers found that ethanol produced using waste biomass, such as dead or dying trees, is... [Read More]

March 13, 2017
Bellona, a non-profit environmental organisation, has published a new report on the potential and challenges of using seaweed biofuels in aviation. According to the organisation, the report provides comprehensive recommendations for researchers, public authorities and consumers. By mapping existing knowledge and practice, sustainability and development of the technology,... [Read More]

March 10, 2017
In 2016, the US was again the world’s largest net exporter of ethanol, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data. Net exports are calculated as the difference between exports and imports, and the 2016 calendar year concluded with US net exports at 838 million gallons,... [Read More]

March 8, 2017
Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol, is warning that the UK’s bioethanol industry and the thousands of jobs it supports are at risk, unless the Government backtracks on a recent recommendation. Vivergo welcomes the UK government’s recent proposal to increase renewables in transport, but it... [Read More]

March 7, 2017
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has said that he has been assured President Donald Trump’s administration will support producers of ethanol and biodiesel fuels, according to media reports. According to the Des Moines Reporter, Branstad was aware of reports to change the point of obligation in relation to... [Read More]

March 7, 2017
Renewable Fuels Nebraska, a trade body for the US ethanol industry, has issued a statement stating that it is “strongly opposed to any change in the point of obligation”. The statement follows last week’s news of rumours from the Trump administration that it would remove oil... [Read More]

March 3, 2017
California-based sustainable energy production company Greenbelt Resources Corp. has unveiled a new waste-to-energy interconnected system designed to produce half a million gallons of bioethanol from a variety of feedstocks. The system is called Paso Robles ECOsystem (PRECO). PRECO utilises such feedstocks as waste trub from the nearby... [Read More]

March 3, 2017
US biofuels technology company ICM will build a biorefinery showcasing its technology. The company said its plant will be called ICM Element. In a statement, ICM said: “We see every individual as an integral element to the success of the planned 70 MMGY revolutionary plant estimated at a... [Read More]

March 2, 2017
US biofuels lobby group Fuels America has disassociated itself with the counterpart Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) over plans to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Fuels America represents a diverse coalition, including farmers and companies such as Archer Daniels Midland and DuPont. The tumult began after Bob Dinneen,... [Read More]

March 1, 2017
Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa has announced a €7.6 billion loss for 2016, six times more than the previous year, as the multinational attempts to restructure. Abengoa shareholders last year approved a €1.17 billion rescue package from banks and investment funds, following years of frenzied, unsustainable expansion worldwide. The... [Read More]

February 28, 2017
More than two thirds of citizens in EU Member States have a positive attitude towards plant-based biofuels, a Europe-wide opinion poll has revealed. According to the poll, commissioned by the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePure), 69% of the consumers surveyed in the 28 EU Member States think... [Read More]

February 27, 2017
Researchers at Egypt’s National Research Centre have produced a biofuel suitable for aeroplanes after successful semi-industrial experiments conducted last December, according to a media report from scidev.net. The centre was officially commissioned by the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation to find a local biofuel to power aircrafts.... [Read More]

February 24, 2017
The European renewable ethanol association ePure has released a position paper on the European Commission’s (EC) proposed revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive II (RED2). In the paper ePure urges the EU not to abandon its climate and energy goals by phasing out conventional, first-generation ethanol... [Read More]

February 24, 2017
Growth Energy has released economic analysis that it says “identifies numerous problems” associated with changing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation. The US ethanol trade body strongly supports EPA’s proposed denial to move the point of obligation. “Changing the point of obligation would have a disastrous impact... [Read More]

February 23, 2017
Alliance BioEnergy Plus has submitted an offer to purchase an over 145 acre ethanol plant previously owned by Ineos New Planet Bioenergy in Florida. If successful, Alliance will begin to retrofit the front end of the facility, located in Vero Beach, immediately with its patented CTS process... [Read More]