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Jul 30, 2019
Bipartisan legislation to repeal ethanol mandate under RFS slammed by RFA
Bioethanol News
Jul 29, 2019
Chinese company Zhongkai International has launched an ethanol processing plant in central Zambia, as reported by Chinese news agency Xinhau. The plant, which will cost $9 million (€8 million), will help the country to tackle fuel source problems and alleviate poverty, creating around 200 direct jobs. Ethanol will be produced from agricultural feedstock, including... [Read More]

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Jul 29, 2019
Air Liquide company Airgas has opened its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility, which will convert gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) produced as a by-product of ethanol into liquid CO2. Located in Stockton, California, the facility will capture and recycle all process and rain water that comes into contact with equipment to create a zero discharge site. CO2... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 26, 2019
Transportation fuel producer Valero Energy has reported a mixed bag of results for the second quarter of 2019. Reported net income attributable to stockholders was $612 million (€549.5 million), down from €845 million (€758.8 million) in the corresponding quarter in 2018. “We had solid operating performance while also completing major turnarounds at our Memphis,... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2019
UK energy major BP has agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with US agricultural trader Bunge, creating a bioenergy company in Brazil. The JV, which will be known as BP Bunge Bioenergia, will operate 11 mills across the southeast, north and Midwest regions of Brazil, one of the largest fast-growing markets for biofuels in the world. The new company will have... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 19, 2019
Following a recent policy change by the Japanese Government, the country has received its first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made from US corn-based ethanol. According to the US Grains Council (USGC), this first shipment to Japan marks the country’s new demand for US ethanol-based products, as well as a milestone in efforts to develop the US ethanol market... [Read More]

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Jul 18, 2019
Two new studies have offered further evidence of grain-based ethanol’s potential to significant reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has revealed. The academic studies additionally call into question the reliability of recent analysis of land use change, which have been based on apparently flawed satellite imagery-based methodologies. According... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 17, 2019
Growth Energy, the largest ethanol association in the US, has welcomed three new innovative business members: Frazenburg, Brown Tank and Bioleap. “Growth Energy is fortunate to now have three more innovative business members, each leaders in their respective fields, as part of our association,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “Frazenburg, Brown Tank, and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 17, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol has published its final report on the introduction of E10, a fuel blend containing 10% ethanol, which offers key recommendations to government. The report stemmed from an inquiry launched earlier this year into the lack of progress made by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the publication of its own... [Read More]

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Jul 12, 2019
Biofuel supply chain company Eco-Energy has launched its Ethanol Logistics Service, extending the company’s current logistics management capabilities to a wider range of ethanol buyers and shippers. The new platform will provide customers with improved visibility and control over their ethanol supply chain performance, according to Eco-Energy. Eco-Energy’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 11, 2019
Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, a subsidiary of Phibro Animal Health Corporation, has expanded its portfolio of yeast products to address the needs of a changing ethanol market. The company provides solutions for ethanol producers based on fermentation, infection management and co-products for animal feed, with products including processing aids, cleaning aids, corn... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 10, 2019
California, US-based Vertimass has signed its first technology license agreement with cellulosic ethanol producer Alliance BioEnergy Plus for the production of renewable jet fuel. Vertimass’ technology, which also results in the production of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX), enables the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals derived from... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2019
Waste to bioproducts producer Greenbelt Resources has teamed up with New Age Renewable Energy to offer a sustainable solution for processing dairy industry wastes into bioproducts. The recently signed technology collaboration agreement will see NARE’s fermentation formulation combined with Greenbelt’s ECOsystem model, which converts food, beverage and agricultural... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 19, 2019
An international group of researchers has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into single sugar components, an essential process in the production of green fuel. Led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan, the researchers published their results in April in the American Chemical Society Journey,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 13, 2019
During this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis, US, biofuel industries technology provider Novozymes announced two major launches: a new liquefaction platform and advanced yeast technology. Fortiva® is a new alpha-amylase technology that results in starch conversions levels never before seen in the ethanol industry, according to the company. The new... [Read More]


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