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Aug 28, 2019
Canadian biofuels firm receives $4.7 million government investment
Bioethanol News
Aug 23, 2019
US President Donald Trump has summoned Cabinet members to discuss biofuels policies after being faced with increasing anger by farmers over rules that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol. According to an extensive report by Reuters, Trump championed ethanol throughout his presidential campaign, but also ‘courted’ the oil industry. But his latest... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 22, 2019
A type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol must be launched by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). The NFU has written to UK Government ministers calling for E10 to be supported in favour of the more commonly sold E5, which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. It’s estimated that doubling the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 21, 2019
Global biofuels producer POET has announced its intention to idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana in the US, due to the latest round of small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted to oil companies by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The plant will be idled over a period of several weeks,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 21, 2019
Following the news that a further two small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the 2018 compliance year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has claimed that the recent trend of issuing exemptions has had no impact on ethanol producers. “There is zero evidence that EPA’s congressionally mandated... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 20, 2019
The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) will offer fuel retailer training to install ethanol blends of 15% (E15) and higher during a free workshop in August. The workshop is being offered in response to the recent lifting of a ban on the sales of E15 during the summer months by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Consumers driving vehicles manufactured in 2001 or... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
Waste to bioproducts producer Greenbelt Resources has opened a new assembly, fabrication and manufacturing facility to increase revenue from both equipment manufacturing and ethanol production. The company, which is currently converting its facility from biofuel to bioethanol solvent, made the expansion decision following a strong second quarter and in response to contracted... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has urged Australia’s energy minister to consider US ethanol imports as a cleaner and more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The letter from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, which was addressed to Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, explained... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 14, 2019
Praj Industries has signed a cooperation agreement with Brazil-based Dedini to offer ethanol production technologies to the Brazilian market. Dedini will be able to market Praj’s technology solutions to set up ethanol production facilities using grain-based feedstock, as well as modernise and upgrade existing ethanol plants in the South American country. Praj will... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 13, 2019
NewEnergyBlue has recently acquired the exclusive rights to Inbicon’s bio-conversion technology in the Americas, where it intends to convert wheat straw into carbon-neutral automotive biofuel using the technology. The company purchased the technology licence from Danish green energy company Ørsted, which developed the technology over 15 years at a cost of $200 million... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 13, 2019
A group of ethanol, agriculture and clean fuel organisations have appealed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review a recent rulemaking that would limit ethanol blending and restrict the use of blender pumps. Led by the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and National Farmers Union (NFU) in the US, the alliance has filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 12, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has appointed Stephen Wittig to the position of director in Mexico, effective 5 August 2019. In Mexico, Wittig will be responsible for identifying and addressing trade, technical and policy-related issues that impact the US grains and co-products market in Mexico. Witting will replace Ryan LeGrand, who was promoted earlier this year to president... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 9, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved Golden Grain Energy for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fibre, according to biotechnology company Edeniq, which has supplied the technology for production. Golden Grain operates a corn ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa, which has a capacity of 120 million gallons per year of ethanol. The facility... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 8, 2019
Low carbon fuel company Gevo has successfully completed the first phase of a trial pilot of fleet vehicles using its low carbon, renewable drop-in isobutanol blended gasoline. The trial, which took place in the City of Seattle in in the US, saw a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its fleet of vehicles equal to 18 metric tons. The use of the low carbon... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 7, 2019
Minnesota-based Advanced BioEnergy has announced the sale of its Aberdeen and Huron ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy for $47.5 million (€42.4 million), the Associated Press has reported. The transfer of the plant is due to take place in the third quarter of 2019, following shareholder approval. Advanced BioEnergy would be liquidated and the proceeds distributed... [Read More]


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