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Jul 29, 2020
German rapeseed harvest down but biodiesel production remains robust
Bioethanol News
Jul 28, 2020
Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen has forecast that the annual harvest will amount to 6.1 million tonnes in total this year. Lantmännen said the forecast for the annual harvest of grain, oilseed crops and pulses would be lower than last year’s bumper harvest but slightly above the five-year average. “We are expecting a good harvest in Sweden this year,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 28, 2020
The inaugural meeting of the Jet Zero Council between the government and aviation industry partners has been praised by the Sustainable Aviation (SA) coalition. Sustainable Aviation is a group of all the major UK-based airlines, airports and manufacturers that are committed to decarbonising aviation, and many SA members participated in the meeting of the Jet Zero Council... [Read More]

Features
Jul 27, 2020
Although corn has a wide-ranging climatic adaptability, it shows considerably higher yield in hot regions. Ideally, corn requires higher day and night temperatures, but the temperature should not be excessively high, because it will lead to root rot. Corn also requires sufficient moisture in the soil because its root system is shallow and the roots cannot traverse very... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 27, 2020
As policymakers and public health experts dig deeper into the human costs of air pollution, including heightened risk from COVID-19 among vulnerable communities, a rapidly growing body of research is raising awareness of the threat posed by toxic fuel additives, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX). These petroleum-based aromatic compounds play... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 27, 2020
Clariant and Eta Bio, a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have announced that a license agreement for sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology has been signed. Eta Bio is planning to construct and operate a full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. For Clariant, the announcement of its fourth... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 24, 2020
The US Grains Council (USGC) has been engaging future export opportunities for distiller’s dried grains (DDG) to South East Asia. Thanks to extensive technical education and trade servicing by USGC staff, DDG is expanding its footprint in countries throughout the region. Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand all rank in the top 10 buyers for the co-product. Other... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 24, 2020
Velocys has attended the inaugural meeting of the Government’s newly formed Jet Zero Council where the company was confirmed as a member. The Jet Zero Council will bring together Government, representatives from the environmental sector and the aviation and aerospace industry to tackle aviation emissions in line with the Government’s ambition to achieve the first... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 23, 2020
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed emissions standards for aircraft used in commercial aviation and large business jets. This action will align US standards with the international carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), making domestically manufactured aircraft competitive in the global... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 23, 2020
A study conducted by Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) showed British Columbia (BC) to be leading the nation in clean fuel investment projects. The study revealed that firms planning to increase feedstock and advanced biofuel/synthetic fuel production capacity in BC was equivalent to 40% of all Canadian projects identified. In early June, ABFC joined with a broad group... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2020
Southwest Iowa Renewable Fuels (SIRE) has passed 250 days of operating the Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its plant in Iowa. The start‐up in September 2019 in Council Bluffs was Whitefox’s third last year. Now Whitefox has completed its eighth installation in the US and its second installation in Iowa. The first ICE installation in the leading ethanol... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2020
The Clean Energy Council and Bioenergy Australia have announced that a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations has been signed. The aim of the collaboration is to drive an increased level of understanding, uptake and engagement in renewable energy generation in Australia. “Bioenergy can operate across the entire energy system and supports domestic... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 22, 2020
US energy giant Marathon has purchased a Beatrice biodiesel plant. The Duonix facility in Nebraska, was owned by Flint Hills Resources, has been idled for several months. The 50 million gallon plant produced biodiesel using a variety of waste fats and oils such as recycled cooking oil, vegetable oil, tallow, and distillers’ corn oil but had become uncompetitive. It... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 21, 2020
Velocys has welcomed the publication of a letter to the UK Chancellor from a cross-party group of MPs, calling for the Government to enhance investment in aviation decarbonisation. The letter stated the importance of synthetic fuels as the realistic practical solution to lower carbon emissions and meet net zero targets. The letter, sponsored by Conservative MP Sir Graham... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 21, 2020
BBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual. The event will now take place on 15-17 September and will be online only due to COVID-19. It include a general session, a live virtual expo hall, all listed track sessions, per-conference events,... [Read More]


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