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BPCL to invest $75 million in 2G ethanol plant in Kochi

BPCL to invest $75 million in 2G ethanol plant in Kochi

September 26, 2016 |

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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Brazilian August hydrous ethanol demand highest since December

Brazilian August hydrous ethanol demand highest since December

September 26, 2016 |

In Brazil, demand for hydrous ethanol demand has begun to recover after reaching a record high price late last year that drove consumers away from the fuel. In August, hydrous ethanol consumption reached 1.35 billion liters, up 3% from July and the highest since December. Annual consumption through August is down 14% at 9.89 billion […]

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GreenWood Resources licenses ORNL tech to produce ethanol from poplars more easily

GreenWood Resources licenses ORNL tech to produce ethanol from poplars more easily

September 26, 2016 |

In Tennessee, GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels. GreenWood, a global timberland investment and asset management company based in Oregon, plans to commercialize the technology to select and breed better […]

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Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

September 26, 2016 |

In Malaysia, KNM Group is looking to issue $80 million worth of bonds in Thai baht guaranteed by the Asian Development Bank’s Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility to build a 200 million liter per day ethanol plant, expanding a current facility owned by Impress Ethanol Co. that KNM purchased 72% of in May. The company […]

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 Why High Uptime for Your Laboratory Instruments is Critical to Your Bioethanol Plant’s Profitability 

 Why High Uptime for Your Laboratory Instruments is Critical to Your Bioethanol Plant’s Profitability 

September 26, 2016 |

By Mark Janeczko, Energy and Chemicals Marketing Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.  Special to The Digest The Future of Renewable Fuels  Whatever your thoughts regarding the future of the world’s energy supply, it is clear biofuel production and its clean implications are here to stay. On the federal level, The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program was […]

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US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

September 25, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 981,000 barrels per day—or 41.20 million gallons daily. That is down 23,000 b/d from the week before and the lowest total since the week ended 6/17/2016. Nevertheless, the four-week average for ethanol production remained above the million barrel threshold, […]

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New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

September 25, 2016 |

In Colorado, a study conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the petroleum components of ethanol-blended gasoline become degraded and unfit for use in an engine long before the ethanol portion takes up enough water to cause phase separation in the fuel tank. “Phase separation” occurs when an excessive amount of water […]

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European ethanol’s greenhouse gas savings increase 8.5% in 2015: new report

European ethanol’s greenhouse gas savings increase 8.5% in 2015: new report

September 25, 2016 |

In the EU, ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015, an increase of 8.5% against the 2014 figure, according to new industry statistics published by the European renewable ethanol association ePURE. The European renewable ethanol industry – Annual statistics report 2016*, […]

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Indian oil dealers worry about water separation with higher ethanol blends

Indian oil dealers worry about water separation with higher ethanol blends

September 22, 2016 |

In India, the country’s oil retailers association is pushing back against the government’s recent policy announcement laying out plans towards a 22.5% ethanol blend. The Petroleum Dealers Association is concerned about water separation issues resulting from a high level ethanol blending in a city such as Nagpur with high humidity levels that would lead to […]

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New noncatalytic process converts CO2 into fuels like ethanol

New noncatalytic process converts CO2 into fuels like ethanol

September 22, 2016 |

In a new process for the economical conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels such as ethanol has been developed. The proprietary noncatalytic process combines CO2 with a carbonaceous feedstock and water in the form of steam at temperatures between 1,600 to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and low pressure, near atmospheric, in a gasifier to produce a […]

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