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EPA approves year-round use of E15 fuel blend
Bioethanol News
May 30, 2019
European renewable ethanol association ePURE has welcomed the recent news that European renewable ethanol resulted in an average of over 71% greenhouse gas (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018. New certified data from ethanol producers has shown that 2018 was the seventh year in a row in which the decarbonisation performance of ethanol improved. The 71% GHG savings... [Read More]

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May 30, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has revealed that non-beverage ethanol has taken the top spot as the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past 10 years. Last year, exports totalled over 6.5 billion litres of US ethanol, worth $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). Analysis of trade data from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA... [Read More]

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May 28, 2019
Last week, Chairman of the US House Committee on Agriculture, Collin Peterson, together with Representatives Dusty Johnson, Dave Loebsack, Rodney Davis and Roger Marshall introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. The legislation aims to bring transparency to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption (SRE)... [Read More]

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May 23, 2019
Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) has agreed to acquire Terra Grain Fuels’ (TGF) 150 million litre per year ethanol plant, located near Belle Plaine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This will enable co-ops in Western Canada to continue to offer transportation fuels to members so they can meet existing renewable fuel standards and prepare for the upcoming... [Read More]

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May 17, 2019
The European Commission (EC) has chosen to repeal the anti-dumping duty on the import of ethanol from the US, overturning a decision made in 2013. In announcing its decision, the EC concluded that removal of the duty would not increase the chance of dumping of US ethanol on the market in the European Union (EU). The Commission announced a €62.9 per metric ton duty... [Read More]

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May 14, 2019
Biotechnology company Edeniq has announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fibre. The two facilities, a 90 million gallon per year corn ethanol plant in Jackson, Nebraska and a 150 million gallon per year plant in Atlantic, Iowa, are owned by Siouxland Ethanol and... [Read More]

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May 13, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) is working with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to encourage the use of ethanol as transport fuel in South Korea. The Asian nation is currently the fifth largest international market for American ethanol, however only imports ethanol for industrial use. In an attempt to promote ethanol blending... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 13, 2019
US ethanol producer Green Plains has reported a net loss of $42.8 million (€38.1 million) for the first quarter of 2019, compared with a net loss of $24.1 million for Q1 2018. Revenues for the quarter were $642.3 million, down from $1 billion the year prior, largely impacted by a weak ethanol margin environment, impacts on logistics from flooding in the US Midwest,... [Read More]

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May 13, 2019
Quantum Energy and its subsidiary FTPM Resources have entered a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a targeted company that designs, manufactures, operates and sells modular biorefineries. The patented biorefineries are available in one million, two million and five million gallon per year capacities and produce alternative liquid biofuels from organic waste... [Read More]

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May 10, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an increase in the volume of biofuels that refiners must blend into fuel they produce for 2020, Reuters reports. The agency has proposed an increase to 20.04 billion gallons per year for 2020, up from current levels of 19.92 billion gallons this year. According to Reuters, who spoke to sources familiar with the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 10, 2019
Clean energy company Khmelnytsky Biofuel Power Plant has announced plans to construct a 130 MW biofuel power plant in the Khmelnytsky region of Ukraine. A report in the Ukrainian environmental impact assessment (EIA) register stated that the biofuels facility will use 270,000 tonnes of straw annually to fuel the power plant, according to Interfax Ukraine. The facility... [Read More]

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May 3, 2019
According to a release from industry association Growth Energy, the US state of New Mexico has become the 31st state to offer consumers the E15 ethanol fuel blend at fuel stations. The Murphy USA station in Albuquerque has joined the nearly 1,800 locations across the US that offer the fuel, which is blended with 15% renewable ethanol. Known to consumers as Unleaded 88,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 30, 2019
US-based KATZEN International has agreed to design a corn-based fuel ethanol plant in Brazil for Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia. The plant, which will be located in the Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso region of the South American country, broke ground earlier this month. The Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia facility is a joint venture project between Grupo O+ Participações and... [Read More]

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Apr 29, 2019
Biofuels producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced first quarter net earnings of $233 million (approximately €209 million) after extreme weather and flooding in the US Midwest negatively impacted earnings. The company announced plans to spin off its ethanol business after disappointing biofuel margins and flooding in the Midwest caused ADM’s profits... [Read More]


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