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Mar 30, 2020
All change as F1 cars race towards biofuels
Bioethanol News
Mar 30, 2020
Concerns are growing as to whether Brazil will be able to maintain its recent growth pace for ethanol production as demand for biofuels reduces as the global Covid19 impact continues to bite. The Latin American country produced 244m litres of ethanol from sugarcane during the first two weeks of March, according to Brazilian sugarcane industry association Única. Ethanol... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
  Two companies have invested $100m (€91m) in R&D and combined technologies to convert natural and renewable gas sources into methanol, ultra-low sulphur diesel, naphtha and low carbon renewable fuels. Gas Technologies LLC and INFRA Synthetic Fuels will market and commercialise their new integrated gas to liquid (GTL) plants capable of producing  the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
International technology group ANDRITZ has started up a fossil-free biomethanol plant at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in south-east Sweden. The global company is using its self-developed A-Recovery+ concept that delivers commercial grade biomethanol by using a patented extraction process. The plant has an annual production capacity of 6.3 million litres... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
The number of fuel stations in the US offering Flex-Fuel E85 has reached a new milestone. E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season. A Casey’s General Store in Ankeny, Iowa, became the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85. While offering lower emissions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
More chemical companies are switching to the production of hand sanitisers as global demand grows in the current crisis. Swedish firm Sekab is now producing the product for the healthcare system after getting a temporary exemption from the Swedish Chemicals Industry. Within one to two weeks, Sekab expects to produce around 65,000 litres made from ethanol from Domsjö... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 24, 2020
Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) members have sent the first donated shipment of ethanol and glycerin to be used by the prison industries for the production of hand sanitiser during the national shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation was made by Iowa ethanol producer Absolute Energy and Iowa biodiesel producer Western Iowa Energy. The IRFA... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 20, 2020
Several American ethanol plants have slashed production over the past week or idled entirely as the coronavirus outbreak cuts into fuel consumption and hit margins to refine the corn-based fuel, the head of a biofuel trade group revealed. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chief Executive Geoff Cooper said on a conference call he expects ethanol production to fall... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 17, 2020
At the moment the vast majority of Europe’s renewable target is met with land-based biofuels like corn and alfalfa. But critics have argued that such biofuels are not economically and environmentally sustainable. The use of such land-based biofuels can lead to more intensive use of resources, a reduction in biodiversity and the increase in higher GHG emissions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 16, 2020
After years of fighting their own political battles, advocates of ethanol and electric vehicles are tentatively uniting against a shared enemy - fossil fuels. More than two dozen organisations have come together for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a "technologically neutral, policy proposal to decarbonise transportation, which has overtaken electricity production... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 13, 2020
A  new report has found that despite current challenges, Iowa biofuel production continues to have a significant impact on Iowa’s economy. The report found that its growing production currently supports more than 48,000 jobs and more than $2.4 billion (2.16billion euros) in household income. The study that was put together by John Urbanchuk, of ABF Economics, and... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 12, 2020
Farmer leaders and biofuel producers from the Midwest states of America have expressed concerns about the news that the Trump administration has decided to side with oil companies in their court battle against biofuels. The debate centres around a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 10, 2020
A leading Australian firm has become a member of a national energy organisation. Viva Energy Australia has linked up with peak national body BioEnergy Australia with CEO Scott Wyatt saying the decision supports the company’s existing investment in biofuels distribution. He said: “We have ethanol and bio-diesel blending facilities in Queensland, NSW and Victoria,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 9, 2020
A new demo plant in Sweden will be the first in the world to produce a 2G platform for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials from pulp and paper industry residues. The plant in Örnsköldsvik, coined Goldilocks, will be built by the Swedish chemical and clean tech company Sekab alongside Dutch oil company Vertoro. Sekab CEO Tomas Nilsson said: “We need to break... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 4, 2020
US renewable fuels producer Pacific Ethanol has agreed to sell its 75% ownership interest in Pacific Aurora for $52.8 million (€47.3 million). The sale includes two ethanol production facilities with a combined annual production capacity of 145 million gallons, a grain elevator with storage for 4.1 million bushels, as well as integrated rail facilities in Nebraska,... [Read More]


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