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Sep 6, 2019
US Grains Council appoints director of global ethanol market development
Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
A group of scientists from China and Rutgers University in New Jersey, US has discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, which could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics, among other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of the fast-growing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 5, 2019
Renewable fuels manufacturer Gevo has developed ‘breakthrough’ processes that convert either isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel. Fusel oils is a mixture of alcohols that are by-products from fermentation processes such as alcohol production, which has low value. The renewable diesel to be produced from low-carbon isobutanol and fusel oils is expected... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Bioenergy process solutions company Praj Industries has reached an important milestone in the commercialisation of its 2G ethanol ‘enfinity’ technology, following successful performance and due diligence by a US-based oil and gas major. The company’s proprietary ‘enfinity’ technology will be used to produce ethanol and other co-products using sugarcane bagasse... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 5, 2019
Recent data from European renewable ethanol association ePURE members has confirmed the crucial role of European ethanol in reducing emissions in the European Union (EU). In 2018, ePURE members produced 5.81 billion litres of ethanol, as well as 5.55 million tonnes of co-products, confirming the importance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU’s goals to tackle climate... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 4, 2019
Brazil has raised the quota on US ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) from 600 million litres per year to nearly 750 million litres per year, allowing 750 million litres of US ethanol to be imported into Brazil without triggering a 20% import tariff. The new quota is effective immediately, according to the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, and will be valid... [Read More]

Features
Sep 4, 2019
Deriving cooking energy from anything other than reticulated gas networks or reliable electricity grids seems alien to many in the West. But infrastructure, capital and technology deficits in many emerging markets mean millions are forced to rely on traditional, inefficient and polluting cooking fuel sources. In the largest African cities alone, cooking fuel is a $20... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 3, 2019
Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has successfully completed tests of technology that converts miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. Around 30 tons of miscanthus was provided by Croatian oil and gas company INA, having been harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February 2019. The feedstock was then shipped for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 2, 2019
Cielo Waste Solutions has confirmed the receipt of the $250,000 (€227,898) joint venture (JV) fee from Renewable U Lethbridge, following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between the two companies in July 2019. The full fee agreed under the MoU has now been delivered to Cielo to secure the territory of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada and the surrounding 100km... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 2, 2019
Two US ethanol associations – Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) – have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand that has been lost to oil industry handouts. The demands were submitted in comments on the EPA’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), which closed on 30 August. The RVOs, which are... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 30, 2019
The Department of Public Works (DPW) in Washington DC, US has received a Fleet Leadership Award for its use of clean fuel in vehicles. The award, which was presented by the Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition (GWCCC), recognises DPW’s mandate to use 100% biodiesel in most of DC government’s diesel fleet, as well as an 85% ethanol fuel and 15% gasoline mix... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 30, 2019
Minnesota, US-based cooperative Corn Plus will suspend operations at its ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota following the end of the current production run. According to the company, the board and management will work with Corn Plus’ lenders, creditors and other stakeholders to determine next steps, which could include resumption of operations or sale of the plant. Despite... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 30, 2019
US aviation fuel and services provider Avfuel will demonstrate the viability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming, US at the start of September. On 3 and 4 September, Avfuels will offer SAF to operators fuelling at the Wyoming airport in an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals. The company will supply 7,300... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 29, 2019
UK oil company Crown Oil has announced an investment of £4 million (€4.4 million) in biofuels in an attempt to shift demand from diesel and gas oil to biofuel from vegetable oil. The company, which is headquartered in Bury, Greater Manchester, has committed to the environment as one of the only fuel suppliers in the UK able to supply biofuel in any volume within... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 29, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has opened three new fuelling stations in California, enabling fleet drivers to fuel up with its Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The new cardlock stations, which are located in Northern and Central California, join the first location in San Leandro, which opened earlier this year in March 2019. To date, the four locations offering Neste MY... [Read More]


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