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Aug 7, 2019
LanzaTech gets $72 million boost from Novo Holdings for biofuel tech
Bioethanol News
Aug 6, 2019
US ethanol association Growth Energy has announced the election of Nathan Vander Griend to the organisation’s board of directors. Vander Griend is president and CEO of ERI Solutions, which provides environmental, health and safety non-destructive testing (NDT), sustainability and risk control solutions to a range of industries, including biofuels. He also oversees... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 6, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded four grants totalling over $500,000 (€446,888) to expand biofuel access and production. Under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) programme, the MDA awarded grants to four recipients through two competitive review processes. A bioenergy/biochemical pilot project grant worth $150,000 (€134,060)... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 5, 2019
An ethanol plant in northwest Iowa, US has suspended production ‘until further notice’, according to a statement from the plant’s owner Plymouth Energy. The company’s ethanol plant is one of at least 10 in the US to temporarily suspend operations, with a further three closing for good, Radio Iowa reported. “A lot of the experts say we’ve got about a 10%... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 5, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) under the ISCC Plus scheme for food, feed, industrial applications, energy and biofuels outside Europe. The ISCC certification demonstrates the company’s sustainable cultivation of corn, which is then converted into renewable isobutanol, or biobutanol. ISCC Plus... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 1, 2019
US renewable fuels producer Pacific Ethanol has released its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2019, with both sales and production impacted by the ‘current poor margin environment’. Pacific Ethanol reported net sales of $346.3 million (€313.6 million) for the second quarter of this year, down from last year’s sales. Total gallons sold... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 30, 2019
Two US Senators have renewed their bipartisan efforts to repeal the ethanol mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), claiming that it negatively impacts the environment and increases prices. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have introduced the Restore Environmental Sustainability to Our Renewable Energy (RESTORE) Act, which would abolish... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 29, 2019
Chinese company Zhongkai International has launched an ethanol processing plant in central Zambia, as reported by Chinese news agency Xinhau. The plant, which will cost $9 million (€8 million), will help the country to tackle fuel source problems and alleviate poverty, creating around 200 direct jobs. Ethanol will be produced from agricultural feedstock, including... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 29, 2019
Air Liquide company Airgas has opened its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility, which will convert gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) produced as a by-product of ethanol into liquid CO2. Located in Stockton, California, the facility will capture and recycle all process and rain water that comes into contact with equipment to create a zero discharge site. CO2... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2019
Transportation fuel producer Valero Energy has reported a mixed bag of results for the second quarter of 2019. Reported net income attributable to stockholders was $612 million (€549.5 million), down from €845 million (€758.8 million) in the corresponding quarter in 2018. “We had solid operating performance while also completing major turnarounds at our Memphis,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2019
UK energy major BP has agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with US agricultural trader Bunge, creating a bioenergy company in Brazil. The JV, which will be known as BP Bunge Bioenergia, will operate 11 mills across the southeast, north and Midwest regions of Brazil, one of the largest fast-growing markets for biofuels in the world. The new company will have... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 19, 2019
Following a recent policy change by the Japanese Government, the country has received its first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made from US corn-based ethanol. According to the US Grains Council (USGC), this first shipment to Japan marks the country’s new demand for US ethanol-based products, as well as a milestone in efforts to develop the US ethanol market... [Read More]

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Jul 18, 2019
Two new studies have offered further evidence of grain-based ethanol’s potential to significant reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has revealed. The academic studies additionally call into question the reliability of recent analysis of land use change, which have been based on apparently flawed satellite imagery-based methodologies. According... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 17, 2019
Growth Energy, the largest ethanol association in the US, has welcomed three new innovative business members: Frazenburg, Brown Tank and Bioleap. “Growth Energy is fortunate to now have three more innovative business members, each leaders in their respective fields, as part of our association,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “Frazenburg, Brown Tank, and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 17, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol has published its final report on the introduction of E10, a fuel blend containing 10% ethanol, which offers key recommendations to government. The report stemmed from an inquiry launched earlier this year into the lack of progress made by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the publication of its own... [Read More]


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