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UK’s Department for Transport announces funding for biofuel projects
Bioethanol News
Dec 20, 2019
Ireland-based Specialist Nutrition has secured a five-year deal worth €135 million to supply by-products from a US ethanol plant as sustainable feed to farmers in New York. Part of the Arvum Group, Specialist Nutrition converts co-products produced in the distilling, brewing and biofuel industries into sustainable animal feed. The deal with US-based Attis Industries... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 20, 2019
On 19 November, the US House of Representatives passed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed by all three nations to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new deal solidifies a multi-billion dollar US ethanol export market, while providing more certainty to farmers and instilling confidence in other countries that the US is a reliable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 19, 2019
Researchers led by the University of Manchester in the UK have designed a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel sources with very high efficiency, offering new possibilities for manufacturing advanced renewable materials. Neutron scattering experiments at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) played a key role in determining the chemical... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 12, 2019
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has launched a new report on the role of biofuels in the decarbonisation of the shipping sector at the United National Climate Change Conference (COP25). The report, titled ‘The role of sustainable biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping: the findings of an inquiry into the sustainability and availability of biofuels for... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 11, 2019
A pilot project at Stora Enso’s Heinola mill in Finland is converting sludge, a by-product of processes carried out in industry and agriculture, into biofuel. Bio-sludge at the company’s Heinola fluting mill is produced as a by-product of wastewater treatment. The mill used to burn the bio-sludge at the power station for thermal power needed fossil-based fuel, however... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 11, 2019
US ethanol association Growth Energy has hailed the announcement of a long-awaited deal on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade. The USMCA modernises the previous trade pact, strengthens the trade relationship between the three countries, and provides critical market access for US agriculture. Commenting on the news, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said:... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 6, 2019
A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland has developed a low-cost method to convert leftover barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which can be used as renewable fuel for homes. Breweries in the European Union throw away around 3.4 million tonnes of unspent grain every year. Using just 1kg of grain, Dr Ahmed Osman from the university’s School of... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 5, 2019
An increase in ethanol consumption and the implementation in 2020 of the RenovaBio federal programme to cut carbon emissions is expected to benefit Brazil’s sugarcane industry, according to a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service. Brazil’s federal RenovaBio programme aims to cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2028, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 4, 2019
Energy giant BP has completed the formation of its joint venture with Bunge, BP Bunge Bioenergia. Brazil is currently one of the largest and fastest growing markets for biofuels in the world; through this transaction, BP Bunge Bioenergia is now the second largest operator by effective crushing capacity in the Brazilian bioethanol market. BP’s Mario Lindenhayn will... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 27, 2019
US ethanol trade association Growth Energy has welcomed The Andersons as its newest producer plant member. The addition brings the association’s membership to a total of 103 producer plant members, who represent 8.7 billion gallons of total US ethanol production. Established in Maumee in the US state of Ohion in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 26, 2019
A study carried out by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia has shown that future demand for ethanol could potentially expand farming land used for sugarcane production in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. According to Milton Aurelio Uba de Andrade Junior, a researcher at the university’s school of earth and environmental sciences, future... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 25, 2019
Carbon recycling company LanzaTech is continuing to progress in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform, which converts ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Commercialisation of the process has been ongoing for numerous years, beginning with the partnership between LanzaTech and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 22, 2019
US clean fuel association the American Coalition of Ethanol (ACE) has elected its new officers and executive committee for 2020, at its end of year meeting. Five people have been re-elected to serve as officers on the executive committee next year, including: Duane Kristensen, serving as board president; Dave Sovereign, serving as board vice-president; Ron Alverson,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 21, 2019
The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has finalised a rule enabling the state of New York to allow the sale of E15, a blend of fuel with 15% ethanol. This approval will open up America’s fourth largest fuel market to E15 fuel, which is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all vehicle models year 2001 and newer. Welcoming the news,... [Read More]


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