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Nov 7, 2019
Biofuel producer VERBIO records 8% increase in biodiesel, bioethanol production
Bioethanol News
Oct 31, 2019
Biofuels producer Vertimass has been chosen by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) to receive up to $1.4 billion (€1.25 billion) to optimise its renewable jet fuel. The funding will help Vertimass commercialise its ‘green’ catalyst technology that converts ethanol into renewable jet fuel, which is compatible with current jet... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 30, 2019
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has shared technical information with prospective retailers in developing a market for ethanol in Mexico. The association’s senior vice-president Ron Lamberty recently spoke at the first technical ethanol information forum held in Juarez, Mexico, near El Paso in the US state of Texas. The forum was one of many to be run... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 29, 2019
Winthrop, Minnesota-based ethanol producer Heartland Corn Products has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $53,000 (€47,842) for a number of environmental violations at its facility. The fine, which will be paid to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), covers a variety of violations that came to light when the company carried out its own environmental audit... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 29, 2019
US industry association the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) has partnered with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kansas, US to quantify sorghum sustainability in a key American ethanol production region. The partnership will be carried out through a conservation collaboration grant that will document sorghum... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 29, 2019
A.P. Moller – Maersk has joined forces with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, BMW Group, H&M Group, Levi Strauss and Marks & Spencer to explore LEO, a blend of lignin and ethanol, as a potential future sustainable shipping fuel. The LEO Coalition, which also includes Copenhagen University, will consider the environmental and commercial viability of LEO fuel for shipping.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 28, 2019
A new study carried out by shipping line A. P. Moller – Maersk and classification society Lloyds Register has confirmed that the best way to decarbonise shipping is to find new sustainable energy sources. Based on market projections, the best positioned fuels for research and development into net zero fuels for shipping are alcohol (ethanol and methanol), biomethane... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 21, 2019
Air Liquide has partnered with ArcelorMittal in an industrial-scale demonstration plant to capture carbon gas from the steelmaking process and recycle it into advanced bioethanol. As part of the project, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will provide a technology solution that purifies the offgas from the blast furnace used in the manufacture of steel. These... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 16, 2019
Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes biorefinery following the introduction of draft regulations on the minimum renewable fuel volumes in the province of Quebec. Welcoming the Government of Quebec’s draft regulations on the minimum volume of renewable fuel to be blended in gasoline and diesel,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 16, 2019
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has announced the closing of a CAD$50 million (€34.2 million) equity investment from Suncor Energy. Canadian energy company Suncor initiated its investment in Enerkem in April this year, as part of a CAD$76.3 million (€52.2 million) equity financing alongside Enerkem’s existing shareholders. With this new investment,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 15, 2019
Growth Energy, the largest ethanol trade association in the US, has announced the election of Dan Sanders as chairman of the board of directors. Sanders is vice-president of Front Range Energy, which operates a 48 million gallon per year ethanol facility in Windsor, Colorado in the US. Front Range Energy joined Growth Energy in 2008, when it was founded. "I’m honoured... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 14, 2019
Transport solutions provider Scania has rolled out a selection of vehicles, engines and solutions for ramps and runways that are fuelled with biofuels, or are hybrid. Airport operators are now able to choose solutions based on alternative fuels and hybrids from Scania’s modular range to reduce their carbon footprint. “Catering trucks and crash tenders may have... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 8, 2019
US ethanol association the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has welcomed two new ethanol producer members: Heron Lake Bioenergy (HLBE) and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE). HLBE, which is located in Heron Lake, Minnesota in the US operates a 65-million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant, which employs 40 full-time staff members and has around 1,200 investors. “Over... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 7, 2019
A new nationwide US survey conducted by Morning Consult has found strong support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Support for the latter has reached its highest level since the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) began polling on RFS support in 2016. The survey additionally found that registered voters opposed the Trump administration’s exemptions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 4, 2019
The Government of Québec in Canada has released a draft regulation that requires the increased use of renewable fuels in the province. The new renewable fuels standard, which has been applauded by industry association Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), proposes a market-based mechanism to incentivise low-carbon biofuels. Ethanol in gasoline has been set at a minimum... [Read More]


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