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Jan 30, 2020
Canadian province of Manitoba to increase ethanol, biodiesel content in fuel
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Jan 29, 2020
Aemetis subsidiary Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes has received two grants from the California Energy Commission worth a combined $14 million (€12.7 million) to implement upgrades at its advanced biofuel plant. The upgrades are expected to reduce natural gas use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, decrease operations costs and reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of fuel grade... [Read More]

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Jan 24, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest almost $300 million (€271.9 million) in research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies, including drop-in biofuels. The investment, which was announced by under secretary of energy Mark W. Menzes, supports the DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms,... [Read More]

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Jan 20, 2020
The Mexico Supreme Court has ruled against the regulation allowing for higher ethanol content in gasoline, based on the way in which the country’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) implemented the change in 2017. The CRE decided to increase the maximum content of ethanol in gasoline as an oxygenate to 10% in July 2017, up from 5.8%, outside of the major urban areas... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2020
The US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed Elite Octane as its newest member. The company operates a dry mill ethanol plant located near Atlantic in the US state of Iowa. The plant, which has been in operation since July 2018, produces over 140 million gallons of ethanol annually. In December 2019, USGC welcomed another new member, Adams Grain Company. The privately-owned... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to provide up to $75 million (€67.4 million) over a five-year period for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops, which are resistant to environmental stress and changing environmental conditions. “With this research, the US will lead the way in laying the agricultural foundation for the emerging bioeconomy,” said... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2020
Researchers led by Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey have developed a new process that could reduce the cost of producing biofuels such ethanol from plant waste. The process, which features an ammonia-salt based solvent that quickly turns plant fibres into sugars needed to make ethanol, works effectively at near-room temperature, unlike conventional processes. “Our... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2020
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has appointed Nick Fosheim, former executive director of South Dakota’s Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations, to serve as director of member and industry relations. According to ACE CEO Brian Jennings, Fosheim’s experience in coordinating business attraction and retention efforts, as well as connecting... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2020
Germany-based ethanol producer CropEnergies has reported its results for the first three quarters of financial year 2019/20, noting a 6% drop in ethanol production volumes. The company produced 729,000 cubic metres of ethanol during the period, down from 771,000 cubic metres in the previous year. Production of dried food and animal feed products decreased accordingly,... [Read More]

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Jan 9, 2020
Tensions in the Middle East have inflamed global oil markets, sending Brent crude oil futures over $70 (€63) per barrel and pushing US gasoline futures to a nine-month high, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has reported. Analysts expect these gas price increases to reach the pump in the days ahead, hitting consumer pocketbooks and again underscoring the importance... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2020
Harvestone Group has announced the latest ethanol production facility to join its marketing, logistics and trading platform, Corn LP, a 75-million-gallon ethanol plant located in Goldfield, Iowa in the US. Harvestone also welcomed Denco II, a 36-million-gallon ethanol plant in Morris, Minnesota, in July last year. "Our group has put together a unique business model... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2020
Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) has teamed up with Casey’s General Stores in the US to offer drivers in the state of Nebraska increased access to higher blends of ethanol fuel. Through its blender pump incentive infrastructure programme, NCB provided grant assistance to help Casey’s upgrade its existing fuel pumps to offer E15 – or Unleaded88 – a 15% ethanol blend.... [Read More]

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Jan 7, 2020
Specialty chemical company Clariant has signed a licence agreement with Anhui Guozhen Group, a Chinese green energy company, and Chemtex Chemical Engineering, for Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology. Anhui Guozhen and Chemtex will form a joint venture with the aim of realising a full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2020
Bunge North America has sold its stake in an ethanol plant in Iowa, US to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE), as challenges continue to plague the ethanol industry in America. SIRE repurchased Bunge’s Series B membership units in the plant, effective 31 December 2019. The purchase ends Bunge’s 13-year ownership interest in SIRE; as part of the transaction, directors... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2020
US ethanol company Badger State Ethanol has hit a new milestone, producing its one-billionth gallon of ethanol. The dry mill ethanol plant, which is located in Monroe, Wisconsin in the US, began production in October 2002 and currently has a capacity of over 85 million gallons per year of ethanol. The plant is a member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Congratulating... [Read More]


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