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News Category: Bioethanol News
Aug 3, 2017
Sunbird Bioenergy Africa launches cassava out-grower programme for bioethanol project
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 2, 2017
Green Plains, a Nebraska-based, US, ethanol producer, has reported a second-quarter loss for the three months ended 30 June, 2017, after profit margins collapsed amid abundant supplies. The company announced that it had a loss of $16.4 million (€13.83 million) for the second quarter compared with a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 1, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and has heard the views of industry experts. US trade body National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA staff and advocate for higher... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Aug 1, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 31, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was mistaken to use the methodology it did for lowering the 2016 renewable fuel standard. The decision is being hailed as a major victory for the biofuels industry. The... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 27, 2017
Vivergo Fuels has responded to the UK government’s recently announced intention to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of its Clean Air Plan. The UK based biofuels producer stresses that E10 fuel, containing 10% bioethanol, is a solution to air quality and climate change... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 27, 2017
Air Canada and other Canadian airlines are seeking to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it from abroad to meet demand, according to reports from Canadian Press Enterprises. The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 27, 2017
The Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has announced that a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20% tariff on US ethanol imports will be delayed for 30-days. The proposal would allow 500 million litres annually of US ethanol imports (132.1... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 25, 2017
Jeff Broin, CEO of US bioethanol producer Poet, has received a George Washington Carver Award at a ceremony at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Canada. He received the award for r Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The Carver Award recognises “significant contributions by individuals in... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 25, 2017
Motorists are backing E10 fuel, according to a new poll. A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed that over 82% of motorists supported the Government promoting E10 – a more environmentally friendly fuel consisting of 10% ethanol... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 24, 2017
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has released a statement in response to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) decision to not consider the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) before Congress adjourns for the August recess. The statement from the US... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 24, 2017
US production of bioethanol has continued to grow in 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Through the first six months of 2017, US weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016. On a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 18, 2017
Finnish firm Suomen Bioetanoli is looking for substantial new funding for two new biofuels plants, following the withdrawal of a major investor on the project. According to yle.fi, a €200 million deal with Chinese investor fell through because the Chinese financier was unable to together the funding... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 17, 2017
New research claims that the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometres in diameter, which studies have shown to be harmful to human health, increases in the air when motorists switch from ethanol-to-gasoline. Carried out by Franz M Geiger, a professor of chemistry at the National... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 13, 2017
MEP Sean Kelly, the lead negotiator for the largest group in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive, has heavily criticised the European Commission’s proposal to phase out conventional biofuels made from food or feed crops. Proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed ‘RED II’,... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 13, 2017
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has reported strong first quarter results. In the company’s statement for the first quarter of the current financial year 2017/18 , CropEnergies said revenues increased by 38% to €231 million, compared to €168 million the year before. The main reasons for the growth were... [Read More]