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Feb 14, 2020
US ethanol industry generated $43 billion in 2019, despite policy challenges
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Feb 14, 2020
Delta Air Lines has announced it will commit $1 billion (€0.9 billion) over the next decade to mitigate all emissions from its operations around the world. The airline plans to invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies – such as the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 13, 2020
Italian energy transition company NextChem has teamed up with US Saola Energy to license technology for the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. The two companies will combine forces to deliver a comprehensive solution. NextChem will act as licensor of the combined technology, providing clients with engineering, procurement and construction... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 13, 2020
FORGE Hydrocarbons, a Canadian biofuel start-up company, has secured an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, to help build a commercial-scale biofuel production plant. The facility, which is reportedly the first of its kind, will be built at a cost of CAD$30 million (€20.9 million) in Sombra, in the... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 12, 2020
INEOS and UPM Biofuels have announced a long-term agreement to supply a renewable raw material for bio-attributed polymers to be produced at INEOS’ facility in Köln, Germany. As per the agreement, INEOS will use UPM BioVerno, a sustainable raw material from renewable residue of wood pulp processing, to produce bio-attributed polyolefins. These materials will be used... [Read More]

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Feb 12, 2020
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF) has signed a long-term offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with a major airline in the US. The airline, which has not been disclosed, is reportedly one of the world’s largest and most profitable. NWABF is expected to act as the primary provider of SAF to the airline. “We have spent several years assembling... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Other News
Feb 11, 2020
Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has boosted the supply of high-quality activated bleaching earths to the edible oil and biofuel markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with additional capacity in Spain and an extended product portfolio. The company announced that additional capacity is now on-stream in Yuncos, Spain, with extra advanced purification... [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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Policy News
Feb 6, 2020
The UK’s aviation industry has announced its commitment to net zero carbon emission by 2050, in a move that has been welcomed by airports and airlines around the country. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, together with aviation industry executives, signed a pledge committing to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The move follows a thorough review of the opportunities... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Other News
Feb 5, 2020
Solenis, a global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries including biorefining, has recently dedicated its new headquarters in Wilmington in the US state of Delaware. The 90,000 square foot office replaces the company’s previous headquarters on Beaver Valley Road. Located in Wilmington’s redeveloped Avenue North complex, the new building... [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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