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Bioethanol News
May 15, 2020
Pacific Ethanol, a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products in the US, has reported its financial results for the three months ending on 31 March. The company reported that net sales were $311m (€287 million) compared with £355 million (€328 million) in 2019. Total gallons sold amounted to 184.9 million this year... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 14, 2020
CropEnergies has reported record revenues of €899 million in the 2019/20 financial year compared with €779 million previously. The Mannheim-based company also reported that its profits had tripled to €104 million up from €33 million the previous year. The company said the main reason for the increase in earnings was an increased demand for climate-friendly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 13, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has announced it has secured a further £1m funding for the Altalto waste-to-fuels project from British Airways and Shell. The proposed Altalto Immingham plant is to convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of residual waste into sustainable fuels - mainly aviation fuel. The project is being executed under a... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 13, 2020
Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant in Hallein with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter of this year.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 11, 2020
More than 30 co-operative serving members across the upper Midwest in the US have signed a letter urging members of Congress to provide economic relief for food and ethanol processing plants. The letter was addressed to members of Congress from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. The letter calls for Congress to support additional stimulus package... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 7, 2020
More land in the EU-27 has been planted with oilseeds for the 2020 crop than the previous year due to the expansion in rapeseed and soy areas. The EU Commission estimates the EU-27 oilseed area for the 2020 crop at 10.6 million hectares. According to information published by the EU Commission, rapeseed accounts for the largest share of the oilseed area, as it did in... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 5, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more details surrounding the application process for its higher blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP) that makes available $100 million (€91 million) in competitive grants. The grants are for activities designed to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, $86 million (€78 million) of which is reserved... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 5, 2020
The closure of a US ethanol plant in Minnesota is set to carry on until at least the end of the month. Heron Lake Bioenergy LLC announced that the facility in Huron Lake, Minnesota, will remain shut due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The company said it will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month, which could result in the idling of the plant being extended. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 30, 2020
Clariant has announced that its first quarter operation sales of CHF1.02 billion (€964 million) were lower than the CHF1.16 billion (€1.1 billion) revenues in the same period of 2019. The company was confronted by a lower demand environment in the first quarter of 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a mild winter season. Efforts to minimise the impact of the pandemic... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 29, 2020
The UK government has announced that 2,351 million litres of liquid biofuels were used in transport last year, which was an increase of 24% on the year before. In 2018, 1,899 million litres were consumed. The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTCO) put up the percentage of biofuel production for transport fuel produces from 7.25% in 2018 to 8.5% last year. According... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 28, 2020
BBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been put back due to the global pandemic. Originally scheduled for mid-June in Minneapolis, the event is now rescheduled to take place on 24 August to 26 August in Omaha, Nebraska. Tom Bryan, president at BBI International, said:... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 28, 2020
Copa and Cogeca have expressed their concerns about the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the vegetable oils, biodiesel, rapeseed and ethanol sectors in a letter to the European Commission. Faced with falling European production and social distancing measures in the EU and worldwide due to the pandemic, protein-rich plant by-product markets risk entering into a phase... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 24, 2020
Two more bioethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska are to close as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit the biofuels industry. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said the facilities will go offline as ‘ethanol production hits a record-breaking low, even as stockpiles hit a new record-breaking high’. She said: “The evaporation of fuel demand due to COVID-19 has been a... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 22, 2020
The German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) has released market data for the production and consumption of certified sustainable bioethanol for the last year. It revealed that German bioethanol production fell last year to 542,699 tonnes – which is 12.8% less than in the previous year. Sales of bioethanol were roughly the same with the previous year, with the... [Read More]


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