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Jun 12, 2019
Royal DSM expands yeast product offering for biofuels industry
Bioethanol News
Jun 11, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol has today published its interim report on an inquiry into Introducing E10 in the UK, which launched in March this year. The inquiry was launched to consider barriers to the introduction of E10, a blend of fuel containing 10% bioethanol, into the UK, which is already being sold in many other developed countries... [Read More]

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Jun 11, 2019
Nelson Engineering has changed its name to Nelson Baker Biotech, reflecting the company’s position as an innovative engineering, procurement and construction firm in the industrial biotech industry. Over the past few years the company has expanded into additional industrial biotech applications, including biomass processing, biochemicals and biogas, with the new... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 11, 2019
US association Growth Energy has said that drivers across America have reached a new milestone, hitting 10 billion miles using E15 fuel. The fuel, which is a blend of 15% renewable biofuel, was recently approved for year-round sales by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “American drivers have clearly embraced E15 and its many benefits – from its... [Read More]

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Jun 5, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), part of Lallemand, has announced that the company’s TransFerm platform has surpassed over 25 billion gallons of ethanol production. The TransFerm platform comprises yeast strains that produce glucoamylase within fermentation, which reduces the need to purchase exogenous commercial enzymes, as well as reducing glycerol... [Read More]

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Jun 4, 2019
Attis Industries has completed the acquisition of a 100 million gallon per year corn ethanol plant and grain malting facility in Fulton, New York from Sunoco, for $20 million (€17.7 million) in cash. According to Attis, the acquisition is a crucial element of its expanding technology portfolio, as it develops the site into a Green Tech campus. “We are incredibly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 3, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week approved the year-round use of E15, a fuel blended with 15% ethanol. The approval was granted in a finalised rule that extended the 1-psi Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver during the summer to allow the sale of the fuel throughout the year. Biofuel industry associations the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Growth... [Read More]

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May 30, 2019
European renewable ethanol association ePURE has welcomed the recent news that European renewable ethanol resulted in an average of over 71% greenhouse gas (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018. New certified data from ethanol producers has shown that 2018 was the seventh year in a row in which the decarbonisation performance of ethanol improved. The 71% GHG savings... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 30, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has revealed that non-beverage ethanol has taken the top spot as the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past 10 years. Last year, exports totalled over 6.5 billion litres of US ethanol, worth $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). Analysis of trade data from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA... [Read More]

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May 28, 2019
Last week, Chairman of the US House Committee on Agriculture, Collin Peterson, together with Representatives Dusty Johnson, Dave Loebsack, Rodney Davis and Roger Marshall introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. The legislation aims to bring transparency to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption (SRE)... [Read More]

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May 23, 2019
Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) has agreed to acquire Terra Grain Fuels’ (TGF) 150 million litre per year ethanol plant, located near Belle Plaine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This will enable co-ops in Western Canada to continue to offer transportation fuels to members so they can meet existing renewable fuel standards and prepare for the upcoming... [Read More]

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May 17, 2019
The European Commission (EC) has chosen to repeal the anti-dumping duty on the import of ethanol from the US, overturning a decision made in 2013. In announcing its decision, the EC concluded that removal of the duty would not increase the chance of dumping of US ethanol on the market in the European Union (EU). The Commission announced a €62.9 per metric ton duty... [Read More]

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May 14, 2019
Biotechnology company Edeniq has announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fibre. The two facilities, a 90 million gallon per year corn ethanol plant in Jackson, Nebraska and a 150 million gallon per year plant in Atlantic, Iowa, are owned by Siouxland Ethanol and... [Read More]

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May 13, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) is working with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to encourage the use of ethanol as transport fuel in South Korea. The Asian nation is currently the fifth largest international market for American ethanol, however only imports ethanol for industrial use. In an attempt to promote ethanol blending... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 13, 2019
US ethanol producer Green Plains has reported a net loss of $42.8 million (€38.1 million) for the first quarter of 2019, compared with a net loss of $24.1 million for Q1 2018. Revenues for the quarter were $642.3 million, down from $1 billion the year prior, largely impacted by a weak ethanol margin environment, impacts on logistics from flooding in the US Midwest,... [Read More]


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