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Jun 18, 2020
Growth Energy hails bill to streamline pathway to low-carbon biofuels
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Jun 17, 2020
Soybean production in the EU-27 more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to new figures published by the EU Commission. The area planted with soybeans in 2020 is reported to amount to almost 1 million hectares. This is up around 11% year-on-year. Italy, with a soybean area of presumably 306,000 hectares and a 12% increase in area, is likely to remain by... [Read More]

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Jun 16, 2020
The Renewable Fuels Association has called on President Trump to reject attempts to grant the oil industry more waivers from renewable fuel obligations. The letter coincided with the President’s anniversary visit at an Iowa ethanol plant last year. “One year ago today, you visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs to join us in celebrating a monumental... [Read More]

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Jun 15, 2020
The sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has welcomed the announcement from UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, on the formation of a new Jet Zero Council. Shapps used his appearance at the daily coronavirus press conference last week to announce the moves, which he said would support the government's vision of a “greener transport future”. During... [Read More]

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Jun 15, 2020
US ethanol producer Flint Hills Resources will not resume production at its 120 million gallon a year ethanol plant in Camilla, Georgia. The plant has been idle since May as the COVID-19 pandemic hit fuel ethanol demand as the world went into shutdown. Demand for fuel ethanol has since shown some signs of recovering, but it still remains about 20-30% lower when compared... [Read More]

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Jun 12, 2020
Five trainloads of US petrol pre-blended at an E10 rate arrived in Guadalajara in May – a direct success of the Grains Council’s (USGC’s) collaboration with the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers (AMPES). The 14,500 gallons of ethanol (5,300 bushels in corn equivalent) helped to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of increased ethanol... [Read More]

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Jun 12, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has revealed it has secured a further £500,000 (€557,000) grant funding for the Altalto waste-to-fuels project from the Department for Transport (DfT). The proposed Altalto Immingham plant is planned to convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of residual waste into sustainable fuels - mainly aviation fuel.... [Read More]

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Jun 11, 2020
Norsk e-Fuel has announced plans to industrialise power-to-liquid (PtL) technology in Norway to convert electricity into renewable fuels. The joint venture, with the new European industry consortium headquartered in Oslo, consists of four partners - Sunfire, the world’s leading PtL technology provider; Climeworks, a pioneer in CO2 air capture technology; Paul Wurth... [Read More]

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Jun 10, 2020
Ethanol Europe has welcomed the prospect of E10 becoming the standard fuel grade at UK filling stations from 2021. The proposals, currently under consultation, have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in the UK by 750,000 tonnes per year – the equivalent of taking 350,000 vehicles of the road. The move is seen as a logical next step for UK motorists who have come... [Read More]

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Jun 9, 2020
US ethanol exports were 99.4 million gallons (mg) in April - a decline of 40.5 mg or 29% from March. Lighter sales to its largest markets, Brazil (23.8 mg, -36%) and Canada (10.8 mg, -61% to the lowest volume since August 2010) accounted for the majority of that drop. Exports to India also declined although to a lesser degree (15.8 mg, -19%). However, shipments... [Read More]

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Jun 9, 2020
Irish owned ClonBio Group recorded a 143% increase in profits before tax in 2019, increasing from €39 million in 2018 to €95 million. Turnover in the period increased 26% to €361 million. The Group's primary asset is a biorefinery, Pannonia Bio, located in Hungary. The increase reflects a 22% rise in average ethanol prices in the period as well as volume growth... [Read More]

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Jun 8, 2020
Swiss company Cormo has developed and demonstrated a new process for the utilisation of corn stover. The products, a peat substitute and a natural superabsorbent, have both been demonstrated for use in several applications. The process can generate value and additional benefits to the corn industry. Corn stover is an unused residue of corn production; it is globally... [Read More]

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Jun 5, 2020
Romanian sunflower production in the EU-27 is expected to decline compared to the previous year, but the EU Commission projects an increase in overall output in the EU. The high oil content of sunflower seed, often over 40%, makes it an excellent choice as a biofuel crop. According to an EU Commission forecast, the EU-27 sunflower area to be harvested in 2020 will likely... [Read More]

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Jun 5, 2020
Waste-based biodiesel producers and associations using lipid feedstocks such as used cooking oil (UCO) have reacted to the European Commission’s new legislative framework to promote sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) initiative. The organisations said they believed this would play a significant role in the much-needed decarbonisation of the air transport sector. But... [Read More]

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Jun 4, 2020
New Energy Farms (NEF) and Sugar Research Australia (SRA) have entered into an agreement to undertake research into crop expansion technology (CEEDS) in the Australian sugarcane industry. NEF is a crop technology company, established in 2010, to develop artificial seeds for crops that do not produce conventional seeds like sugarcane. NEF developed and patented the... [Read More]


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