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Mar 4, 2020
UK Government opens consultation on plans for 10% ethanol blend
Bioethanol News
Mar 2, 2020
An international team of researchers form the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has developed a new biofuel production method that uses genetic engineering and environmentally friendly solvents. In partnership with the UBC, the KIST has developed an effective biofuel production process that leverages the genetic... [Read More]

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Feb 27, 2020
Renewable transportation fuels producer Gevo has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for its sourcing of sustainable corn at is facility in Luverne, Minnesota in the US. The certification additionally covers Gevo’s production of intermediate feedstock isobutanol at the Luverne plant. RSB certification demonstrates that Gevo’s... [Read More]

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Feb 27, 2020
Australian company Licella Holdings has received a grant worth AUD$500,000 (€300,685) from the Queensland Government’s Waste to Biofutures (W2B) fund, to support a research and feasibility study for a biorefinery that converts sugarcane waste into biofuel. Licella plans to work with the University of Queensland, Burdekin Renewable Fuels and other project partners... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2020
The US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed Nebraska Ethanol Board as its newest member. The Nebraska Ethanol Board serves 25 ethanol plants with a combined total capacity of over 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol. The organisation advocates for biofuels by informing the public and civic leaders about the benefits of the cleaner burning fuel, working to ensure biofuels... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2020
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have created a new method to look deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials, without causing damage to the sample. The new technique can confirm structural features in starch, for example, which is important in biofuel production. The team used the sharp probe tip of an atomic force... [Read More]

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Feb 20, 2020
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an open-source simulation software package that can be used to analyse the economics of biofuels and bioproducts. Known as BioSTEAM, the new software package in Python can be used by scientists, engineers, biotechnology companies and funding agencies as a quick and flexible tool to analyse... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2020
Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion (€2.14 billion) to the US state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, a new study from ABF Economics has found. Throughout 2018, Minnesota’s ethanol producers yielded 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles and 283 million pounds of corn oil, which... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2020
A new study has found that policy challenges dampened the US ethanol industry’s economic contributions in 2019, with the biggest impacts from ongoing trade disputes and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) granting of small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, in spite of these challenges, the ethanol industry supported almost... [Read More]

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Feb 12, 2020
Novozymes has announced the launch of a new yeast technology, Innova Fit, which is expected to help ethanol producers break bottlenecks while creating plant efficiencies. The new product is reportedly the most advanced non-GM yeast available, eliminating production constraints caused by conventional and basic yeasts. “Conventional yeasts often cause plants to struggle... [Read More]

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Feb 11, 2020
Biofuel supply chain company Eco-Energy has entered the final stage of construction on its ethanol distribution facility in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The terminal will be Eco-Energy’s 10th distribution facility for the clean fuel and is on track to commence operations in the third quarter of 2020. “The unprecedented and unique capabilities of this terminal will undoubtedly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 7, 2020
Indian infrastructure company TATA Projects has received an order from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for its second-generation bioethanol project in Bargarh, Odisha, India. Proposed production capacity for the ethanol plant is 100,000 litres per day; the project is of considerable national significance, since the Indian Government is encouraging the production... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2020
Biotech company White Dog Labs has received approval from the district court for Morrison County in Minnesota, US to acquire the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) biorefinery in Little Falls, Minnesota. The plant, which originally produced 20 million gallons per year of ethanol, was upgraded in 2016 to produce bio-based butanol. It additionally has several production... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2020
The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received a five-year, $25 million (€22.7 million) contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency. Under the contract, SwRI will evaluate all types of fuels and additives, including conventional and reformulated gasoline... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 5, 2020
US ethanol producer Kansas Ethanol plans to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane dehydration system at its facility in Lyons in the US state of Kansas. The installation at the 77 million gallon per year ethanol plant, which is Whitefox’s ninth US installation, takes installed membrane capacity to over 100 million gallons per year. "We are first and foremost pursuing... [Read More]


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