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Oct 21, 2019
Air Liquide, ArcelorMittal to demonstrate recycling of carbon gas into bioethanol
Bioethanol News
Oct 16, 2019
Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes biorefinery following the introduction of draft regulations on the minimum renewable fuel volumes in the province of Quebec. Welcoming the Government of Quebec’s draft regulations on the minimum volume of renewable fuel to be blended in gasoline and diesel,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 16, 2019
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has announced the closing of a CAD$50 million (€34.2 million) equity investment from Suncor Energy. Canadian energy company Suncor initiated its investment in Enerkem in April this year, as part of a CAD$76.3 million (€52.2 million) equity financing alongside Enerkem’s existing shareholders. With this new investment,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 15, 2019
Growth Energy, the largest ethanol trade association in the US, has announced the election of Dan Sanders as chairman of the board of directors. Sanders is vice-president of Front Range Energy, which operates a 48 million gallon per year ethanol facility in Windsor, Colorado in the US. Front Range Energy joined Growth Energy in 2008, when it was founded. "I’m honoured... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 14, 2019
Transport solutions provider Scania has rolled out a selection of vehicles, engines and solutions for ramps and runways that are fuelled with biofuels, or are hybrid. Airport operators are now able to choose solutions based on alternative fuels and hybrids from Scania’s modular range to reduce their carbon footprint. “Catering trucks and crash tenders may have... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 8, 2019
US ethanol association the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has welcomed two new ethanol producer members: Heron Lake Bioenergy (HLBE) and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE). HLBE, which is located in Heron Lake, Minnesota in the US operates a 65-million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant, which employs 40 full-time staff members and has around 1,200 investors. “Over... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 7, 2019
A new nationwide US survey conducted by Morning Consult has found strong support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Support for the latter has reached its highest level since the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) began polling on RFS support in 2016. The survey additionally found that registered voters opposed the Trump administration’s exemptions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 4, 2019
The Government of Québec in Canada has released a draft regulation that requires the increased use of renewable fuels in the province. The new renewable fuels standard, which has been applauded by industry association Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), proposes a market-based mechanism to incentivise low-carbon biofuels. Ethanol in gasoline has been set at a minimum... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 3, 2019
The idling of an ethanol plant – even if temporary – sends damaging shockwaves throughout the entire community in which the facility operates, including the immediate loss of a local market for corn and a sudden drop in local corn prices. According to a new case study conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the idling of an ethanol plant can cause local... [Read More]

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]


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