In India, a $75 million second-generation ethanol plant using MSW and agricultural waste as feedstock has been announced for Kochi, where it will be located at the BPCL-Kochi Refinery. The technology provider for the facility was not mentioned during the announcement Friday but Praj has indicated recently that it will be developing several second-generation ethanol […]
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In Washington, the Energy Information Agency expects ethanol consumption average 10% this year with an average consumption of 930,000 barrels per day this year and next year, up 20,000 bpd from 2015. That compares to an expected average production of 990,000 bpd, also up 20,000 bpd from 2015, leaving 50,000 bpd available for exports. Biodiesel […]
Across the Midwest, ethanol production continues to break records with the week of July 15 seeing an average of 1.029 million barrels per day, higher than the last record of 1.013 million barrels per day the week ending June 10. It was the eighth time production passed an average production of more than a million […]
In Canada, following CanFor’s announcement to create a joint venture with Licella for development of a biocrude project, the company has further revealed plans to install the technology at a new facility in Prince George where it hopes to produce 400,000 barrels of fuel per year from wood waste at its pulp mills. The facility is […]
In the UK, despite having divested from Vivergo and other aspects of the biofuel business over the past few years, BP says it remains committed to the fuel as a necessary part of the road fuel mix. Its Brazilian units produced 795 million liters of ethanol in 2015, up 47% on the year. The company […]
In the UK, by mid-2016 BP and Dupont will finish mothballing their joint Kingston Research Ltd facility in Saltend that hosts its biobutanol pilot plant following what the oil company terms as a successful completion of the research program. It says the mothballing of the facility does not impact its focus on biobutanol, its joint […]
Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, established by the United States Department of Energy, is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, designed to help ramp up the bioeconomy. ABPDU enables early stage advanced biofuels, biomaterials, and biochemicals product and process technologies to successfully scale from the lab to commercial relevance. With experienced know-how, rigorous process optimization, […]
In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information. BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have sponsored the initiative in the common view that biofuels, when sustainably produced, have a positive role to play in decarbonizing the transport sector in […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol production from corn hit a new record high last week of 994,000 barrels per day, 2,000 bpd higher than the previous record hit in December. Corn prices are at near five-year lows, providing high enough margins to ethanol producers to encourage them to ramp up production. Stocks […]
In Louisiana, BP announced it would shutter its Jennings advanced biofuel demo plant, laying off 56 employees. The company said in December that it hoped to sell the sugarcane bagasse-based plant by April but it hasn’t received any acceptable offers, choosing instead to mothball it.