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Apr 2, 2019
US consumers reach E15 milestone: 8 billion miles
Bioethanol News
Mar 29, 2019
At a public hearing held by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Michigan, US, heads of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy urged action on a proposal to allow the year-round use of E15 fuel. The ‘Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15’ proposal would remove a nearly 30-year-old restriction on E15, which... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 29, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted another small refinery waiver from 2017, bringing the total number of refineries exempt from US biofuel legislation to 35, Reuters reports. These waivers exempt smaller refineries from blending biofuels, including corn-based ethanol, into their fuels. In response to this latest waiver, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2019
Clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology has announced that its Celluapp technology, which uses softwood residues to replace fossil raw materials, is ready to be scaled up. The technology platform converts softwood residues to sugar and lignin, which can then undergo further refining to produce ethanol and aviation fuel. “In order to tackle climate change, Europe will... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 28, 2019
A report released earlier this month by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) outlines key employment statistics in the US energy sector for 2018. The ‘2019 U.S. Energy and Employment’ report details current employment figures and future trends in sectors including ethanol, biodiesel, and cellulosic... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that its member company KAAPA Ethanol is celebrating its 15th anniversary since first commencing operations. According to the RFA, KAAPA Ethanol operates two refineries in Nebraska: the Minden plant which produces 80 million gallons of ethanol a year from 27 million bushels of corn; and the Ravenna plant which produces more... [Read More]

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Mar 27, 2019
Germany-based CropEnergies announced that its board of directors decided to propose a dividend of €0.15 (down from its previous year’s dividend of €0.25) per share for the financial year 2018/19 to the annual general meeting. This currently corresponds to a dividend yield of approximately 3%. According to its preliminary results, the company has generated... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2019
In a letter addressed to US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has urged the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to help expedite the delivery of biofuels by rail amid ‘historic flooding’. Flooding in the US Midwest has delayed the transportation of supplies of biofuel, which could cause fuel prices for consumers to rise. Skor... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2019
Members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) have partnered with A. P. Moller – Maersk on the world’s largest maritime biofuel project. Dutch companies FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will work with Maersk on a pilot, which will use up to 20% sustainable second-generation biofuels to power a triple-E ocean vessel. According... [Read More]

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Mar 21, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), the renewables division of Canadian firm Lallemand, announced that it has signed an agreement with car manufacturer Toyota. The agreement regards the production and marketing of Toyota’s XyloAce yeast strains for cellulosic ethanol production in the US. Lallemand describes XyloAce as ‘highly efficient’... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 21, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has found that biofuels contribute over $5 billion (€4.38 million) to Iowa’s GDP, equivalent to 3%. The ‘Contribution of the renewable fuels industry to the economy of Iowa’ report, authored by John Urbanchuck, managing partner at ABF Economics, revealed that the biofuels... [Read More]

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Mar 20, 2019
Brazil-based GranBio announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% equity in US biotechnology company American Process and affiliate companies, for an undisclosed sum. Assets acquired by GranBio include the Alpena Biorefinery in Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and research and development (R&D) centre in Georgia, in addition to employees and an intellectual... [Read More]

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Mar 19, 2019
A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million biofuels plant is being developed by Carbon Clean Energy (CCE) and will produce low carbon intensity ethanol... [Read More]

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Mar 15, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol (APPG for British Bioethanol) announced that it has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 into the UK. “The British Bioethanol industry - which is worth a billion pounds to the UK economy - is in a state of collapse and the introduction of E10 could help bring it back from the brink. This inquiry will seek... [Read More]

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Mar 14, 2019
Technology holding company Attis Industries (Attis) revealed that it is still on track to acquire  and operate a corn ethanol plant from Texan fuel supplier Sunoco LP. While the acquisition itself hasn’t been finalised, Attis claims that the transaction is still on track to close upon the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The definitive asset purchase... [Read More]


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