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May 21, 2020
ACE supports plans to reimburse biofuel producers
Bioethanol News
May 21, 2020
Pannonia Bio Zrt has become the latest company to join the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) as a corporate member. Pannonia Bio operates a biorefinery in Tolna County, Hungary, which uses state-of-the-art production processes. The refinery has expanded and developed into a multiproduct facility from its beginnings as a bioethanol producer... [Read More]

Other News
May 21, 2020
Velocys has revealed that planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham - the UK’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant. North East Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to the sustainable fuels technology company and a formal decision notice will then be issued subject to the completion of standard legal agreements with the council. The proposed... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 20, 2020
The trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has submitted its views on the Government's consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol at filling stations across the country. The consultation closed on 3 May and called for views from industry on the best way to introduce E10 petrol, which contains... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 20, 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) price index for vegetable oils in April slipped 5.2% compared to the previous month. This was down 7.2 points to 131.8 points - the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in the last three months. According to the FAO the reason was falling prices for palm oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil. In contrast,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 20, 2020
The Dekker Group has revealed plans to expand its operations in the port of Rotterdam. The company had extended its long-term lease contracts for its subsidiary Maastank at Welplaatkade in the Botlek area by 25 years. Managing director Jan Duel said: “By entering into this new long-term lease for our existing and newly-allocated sites, we plan to further strengthen... [Read More]

Features
May 19, 2020
In this article, Hank A. Britain, director of optimisation and advanced control at OpX Control, reveals how the base control layer can be improved to reduce variability, and how many advanced process control (APC)-type functions can be done in the distributed control system (DCS), leading to improved control in ethanol plants. Part I: Begin with the base layer In a... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 19, 2020
Neste is bringing renewable diesel to a significant number of new stations in Finland. With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available at around 120 stations in growth centres as well as smaller towns. Katri Taskinen, vice president responsible for the sales of the Neste station network in Finland, said: “Our customers have asked for more stations... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 18, 2020
Growth Energy has welcomed the inclusion of long-awaited assistance for the struggling biofuels industry in the HEROES Act. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act is a new COVID-19 relief package that has passed the US House of Representatives. “The economic onslaught sparked by COVID-19 has taken a terrible toll on rural families,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 18, 2020
Sekab E-technology AB and Praj Industries have signed a collaboration agreement geared towards the production of sustainable biofuels and chemical products. India-based Praj industries is aiming to scale up, integrate and optimise the CelluAPP technology platform developed by Sekab. The CelluAPP being the latest in coniferous residue conversion into biofuels, green chemicals... [Read More]

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May 15, 2020
The international trade fair expo PetroTrans, which was to take place in conjunction with expo GasTrans, has been axed due to COVID-19. The event will not take place as planned from 1-3 October, but in the autumn of 2022. The decision to postpone the trade fair did not come lightly to the organisers, but was inevitable in light of social distancing and global restrictions.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 15, 2020
Pacific Ethanol, a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products in the US, has reported its financial results for the three months ending on 31 March. The company reported that net sales were $311m (€287 million) compared with £355 million (€328 million) in 2019. Total gallons sold amounted to 184.9 million this year... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 14, 2020
Soybean production accounts for the largest hectarage and has shown the biggest increase in area relative to other legume crops, according to new EU Commission statistics. The crop occupies an area of just about 1 million hectares in 2020, which is up 11% year-on-year. Figures show Italy is the biggest soybean producer in the European region followed by France and Romania. Soybean... [Read More]

Other News
May 14, 2020
Clariant has revealed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is withholding the distribution of its regular dividend. Instead of the originally planned distribution of CHF 0.55 (52c) per share dividend by way of a par value reduction, the available earnings will be carried forward. If the economic environment and the financial condition of the company allow, an extraordinary... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 14, 2020
CropEnergies has reported record revenues of €899 million in the 2019/20 financial year compared with €779 million previously. The Mannheim-based company also reported that its profits had tripled to €104 million up from €33 million the previous year. The company said the main reason for the increase in earnings was an increased demand for climate-friendly... [Read More]


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