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Jun 30, 2020
Growth Energy cheers governors’ biofuels coalition opposition to exemptions
Bioethanol News
Jun 30, 2020
Brazilian ethanol production achieved the highest level recorded in May as sugarcane harvest and biodiesel output rebounded from COVID-19, according to the country’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Sugar mills produced 8.46 billion litres of ethanol in May - double the 4.05 billion litres over the same period last year. May's ethanol production also more than doubled... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
Green Biofuels, a provider of low emission fossil-free fuel for fleet and infrastructure operators, has teamed up to reduce carbon emissions across VolkerFitzpatrick’s UK Rail enterprise. GreenD+ is the leading hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel that significantly reduces notrogen oxide and total particulates, as well as carbon emissions, giving the lowest emission... [Read More]

Features
Jun 29, 2020
Where do you source feedstock for the biofuel production process? To start with, there is a vast potential for agricultural byproducts in several regions globally – in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Numerous studies regarding the feedstock availability and potential have been published and if you take a closer look at some of the more conservative ones,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
The Indonesian government approved regulations regarding the use of biodiesel as a substitute for fossil fuel across all economic sectors in 2018. Recently the South East Asian government mandated to mix 20% biodiesel with 80% fossil fuel (B20). And at the end of last year the country launched biodiesel containing 30% palm-based fuel – the highest mandatory mix in... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 26, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has raised £20 million (€22 million) following the issuing of new shares. The company revealed in May 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... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 26, 2020
Information published by the German Federal Statistical Office revealed the area of land devoted to growing field beans for this year’s harvest amounted to 56,500 hectares. This translated to a 15% increase year-on-year and sets a new record as the field bean area has more than tripled over the past 10 years. The largest area is found in North Rhine-Westphalia, as... [Read More]

Features
Jun 26, 2020
Almost half of North America’s ethanol production facilities are either operating significantly below their normal capacity or shut down completely, all due to the devastating human and economic impact of COVID-19, writes Colin Ley. Furthermore, while US President Donald Trump talks about the country heading for a strong fourth quarter and a great 2021, ethanol sector... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 25, 2020
Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members delivered an average of more than 72% greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2019, according new data. This record-high average performance continues an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol. “Every year, renewable ethanol increases its greenhouse-gas... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 25, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The new act aims to accelerate innovations in climate-friendly farming. “With many states and localities increasingly exploring public policy options to lower carbon emissions, the use of biofuels can immediately... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 24, 2020
Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI have joined forces to create a circular economic partnership. The collaboration will see McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands recycling the used cooking oil from french fries into Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The fuel will be used in HAVI trucks that deliver goods to McDonald’s. The renewable diesel enables customers... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 24, 2020
Clariant is making good progress in building a new commercial-scale plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues based on its sunliquid technology. Paolo Corvo, Clariant’s head of sales and marketing, business line biofuels and derivatives, gave an update on the project during a webinar on how Europe can develop a market for advanced renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 23, 2020
Georgia-based Attis Industries plans to invest up to €80 million (£72 million) in a new biofuels factory in northern Serbia. The Kula city government has said the new plant could be operational in two years after the green light for the project was given. Vanessa Bageto, a representative of Attis Industries, signed a memorandum of understanding with the city government... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 23, 2020
A group of engineers and researchers were able to achieve the chemical storage of wind power into a liquid for the first time. BSE Engineering and the Institute for Regenerative Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have successfully demonstrated this conversion of wind power to methanol after the plant operation was launched for converting... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 22, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding pesticide applicators of the restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba on dicamba-tolerant soybeans for this year’s growing season. The product cannot be applied in Minnesota after June 20. The Minnesota restriction is in addition to those established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... [Read More]


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