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Bioethanol News
Sep 25, 2019
A new report released by US biofuel producers’ association Growth Energy has examined the impact of a growing role for US biofuels in American’s clean energy future. The report, which was written by research and management firm Ramboll, offers the latest data on US agricultural innovation, provides a detailed review of recent studies, and highlights gaps in the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 24, 2019
Specialty chemical company Clariant has announced a license agreement for its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology with ORLEN Group member ORLEN Południe, a European fuels and energy markets player. This is the second license agreement for Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology, and represents another step towards full commercialisation of the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2019
Renewable fuels manufacturer Gevo plans to power its Agri-Energy biofuel production facility in Minnesota, US with renewable energy. The company announced that it has secured the supply of 5MW of fully renewable electricity for the plant, which is located in Luverne, Minnesota, from an affiliate of energy company Juhl Energy. Generated from wind turbines, the electricity... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 13, 2019
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) has teamed up with the North Dakota Ethanol Council (NDEC) to implement an expansion programme for Unleaded88, or E15 fuel, in the state. The goal of the North Dakota Unleaded88 Expansion Program is to partner with fuel retailers to provide the higher octane fuel, which contained 15% ethanol (E15) and 85% gasoline. Matching... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 10, 2019
New research carried out by the US Grains Council (USGC) has found that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past five years. In 2018, American ethanol export totalled over 6.1 billion litres, equal to 609 million bushels of corn, with an estimated value of $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). The USGC used trade data on 47... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
US attorney Korein Tillery has filed a class action lawsuit against ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for the alleged manipulation of a key benchmark for the settlement and pricing of ethanol futures and options. The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, is for violations of the Commodity Exchange... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has announced the promotion of Brian Healy to position of director of global ethanol market development, effective 14 August. In his previous role with the council, Healy served as manager of ethanol export market development, offering expertise in ethanol export strategy development, managing programmes, and overseeing policy engagement... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
A group of scientists from China and Rutgers University in New Jersey, US has discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, which could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics, among other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of the fast-growing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Bioenergy process solutions company Praj Industries has reached an important milestone in the commercialisation of its 2G ethanol ‘enfinity’ technology, following successful performance and due diligence by a US-based oil and gas major. The company’s proprietary ‘enfinity’ technology will be used to produce ethanol and other co-products using sugarcane bagasse... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Recent data from European renewable ethanol association ePURE members has confirmed the crucial role of European ethanol in reducing emissions in the European Union (EU). In 2018, ePURE members produced 5.81 billion litres of ethanol, as well as 5.55 million tonnes of co-products, confirming the importance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU’s goals to tackle climate... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 4, 2019
Brazil has raised the quota on US ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) from 600 million litres per year to nearly 750 million litres per year, allowing 750 million litres of US ethanol to be imported into Brazil without triggering a 20% import tariff. The new quota is effective immediately, according to the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, and will be valid... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 3, 2019
Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has successfully completed tests of technology that converts miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. Around 30 tons of miscanthus was provided by Croatian oil and gas company INA, having been harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February 2019. The feedstock was then shipped for... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 2, 2019
Two US ethanol associations – Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) – have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand that has been lost to oil industry handouts. The demands were submitted in comments on the EPA’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), which closed on 30 August. The RVOs, which are... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 30, 2019
Minnesota, US-based cooperative Corn Plus will suspend operations at its ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota following the end of the current production run. According to the company, the board and management will work with Corn Plus’ lenders, creditors and other stakeholders to determine next steps, which could include resumption of operations or sale of the plant. Despite... [Read More]


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