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Jun 2, 2020
Pacific Ethanol increases focus on high-quality alcohol production as leadership succession announced
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Jun 1, 2020
The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ruling allowing American drivers to fuel up with E15 all year round celebrates its first anniversary this week. The decision, issued on May 31, 2019, lifted summer restrictions and represented the culmination of a decade-long campaign for a fuel blended with 15% ethanol. “COVID-19 may have slowed fuel demand in recent... [Read More]

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Jun 1, 2020
The Sustainable Aviation coalition has called for UK aviation to be at the heart of the Government’s economic recovery strategy in a letter to the Transport Secretary. The coalition said there needed to be a joined-up approach to decarbonising aviation that will enable the country to rapidly bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. To achieve this, the Sustainable Aviation... [Read More]

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May 29, 2020
US ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market through pre-blended fuel following the recent removal of a ban. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons (71 million bushels in corn equivalent). The market development efforts to accomplish this policy goal was undertaken jointly by the US Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy, Renewable... [Read More]

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May 28, 2020
Copenhagen Airports, AP Moller-Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have brought together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels in a partnership to develop a new facility by 2023. When fully scaled-up by 2030, the project could deliver more than 250,000 tonnes of sustainable fuel for busses, trucks, maritime vessels and aircraft every year. Production... [Read More]

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May 27, 2020
The BC Hemp Corporation has revealed it will be building a $2 billion (€1.8 billion) biofuel plant on an industrial site in Prince George, British Columbia. BC Hemp president Remi Balaj made the announcement during a live stream and added the company is looking to start construction in six to 12 months. He said: “The bioethanol plant is going to cost to $2 billion... [Read More]

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May 26, 2020
Bioenergy Australia is calling on the federal government to support, and for sanitiser manufacturing businesses to continue to buy, Australian ethanol. As supply lines from China begin to reopen as lockdown measures are lifted, cheaper imports are beginning to enter the Australian market again. Economist and Bioenergy chairman Dr John Hewson, a former Liberal Party... [Read More]

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May 26, 2020
Clariant has in the past weeks initiated the production of sanitiser solutions from its facilities in India to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The sustainable speciality chemical company has sites across Roha in Maharashtra, Bonthapally in Telangana, and Rania, Vadodara and Cuddalore, in Tamil Nadu, and is committed to supplying the necessary products that are required... [Read More]

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May 21, 2020
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has welcomed legislation to reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they purchased and processed into renewable fuel dating back to the first quarter of the year. ACE thanked Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) in particular for putting forth the bipartisan legislation. ACE CEO Brian... [Read More]

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May 21, 2020
Pannonia Bio Zrt has become the latest company to join the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) as a corporate member. Pannonia Bio operates a biorefinery in Tolna County, Hungary, which uses state-of-the-art production processes. The refinery has expanded and developed into a multiproduct facility from its beginnings as a bioethanol producer... [Read More]

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May 20, 2020
The trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has submitted its views on the Government's consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol at filling stations across the country. The consultation closed on 3 May and called for views from industry on the best way to introduce E10 petrol, which contains... [Read More]

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May 20, 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) price index for vegetable oils in April slipped 5.2% compared to the previous month. This was down 7.2 points to 131.8 points - the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in the last three months. According to the FAO the reason was falling prices for palm oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil. In contrast,... [Read More]

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May 20, 2020
The Dekker Group has revealed plans to expand its operations in the port of Rotterdam. The company had extended its long-term lease contracts for its subsidiary Maastank at Welplaatkade in the Botlek area by 25 years. Managing director Jan Duel said: “By entering into this new long-term lease for our existing and newly-allocated sites, we plan to further strengthen... [Read More]

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May 18, 2020
Growth Energy has welcomed the inclusion of long-awaited assistance for the struggling biofuels industry in the HEROES Act. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act is a new COVID-19 relief package that has passed the US House of Representatives. “The economic onslaught sparked by COVID-19 has taken a terrible toll on rural families,... [Read More]

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May 18, 2020
Sekab E-technology AB and Praj Industries have signed a collaboration agreement geared towards the production of sustainable biofuels and chemical products. India-based Praj industries is aiming to scale up, integrate and optimise the CelluAPP technology platform developed by Sekab. The CelluAPP being the latest in coniferous residue conversion into biofuels, green chemicals... [Read More]


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