Tag: 2G ethanol

Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

April 18, 2019 |

In India, Novozymes’ VP for biorefining commercial told the Business Standard newspaper that the country’s push towards 2G ethanol will not only help it achieve energy independence, but it will also create jobs in rural areas that are so desperately needed. The country’s biomass surplus is enough to produce 30 billion liters per year but […]

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India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

February 28, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times of India newspaper reports that the country’s cabinet has approved $253.9 million in gap funding to help fund cellulosic ethanol plants over the next half dozen years including 12 commercial projects and 10 demonstration projects. The government has been pushing to get ethanol blending to 10% by 2022 but has […]

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Indian Oil Company gets 50 acres from UP government for 2G ethanol plant

Indian Oil Company gets 50 acres from UP government for 2G ethanol plant

October 17, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports that the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has given the green light to the Indian Oil Company to supply it with 50 acres where it can locate its proposed waste-based ethanol plant. The 30-year lease for the facility was one of the final steps required before the company could move […]

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SynSel Energy secures funds for $300 million 2G ethanol plant

SynSel Energy secures funds for $300 million 2G ethanol plant

April 12, 2018 |

In Michigan, Illinois-based SynSel Energy has secured the funds required to start construction on the planned $300 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Ontonagon at a former Smurfit-Stone Paper mill. Site work and utility work is expected to take place while engineering is finalized over the next 14 months. Last year, project developers announced SynSel’s biorefineries […]

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Verbio says 1G biofuel cap will keep investment from flowing into 2G

Verbio says 1G biofuel cap will keep investment from flowing into 2G

November 28, 2017 |

In Germany, Verbio says that the European Commission’s preference to phase out conventional biofuels to 3.8% by 2030 won’t lead to a shift towards advanced biofuels as the policy intends because most of the successful advanced biofuels projects come from co-located projects with conventional biofuels. Most standalone advanced biofuels projects have failed. A survey by […]

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Indian oil marketing companies to sign 15-year offtake agreements for 2G ethanol

Indian oil marketing companies to sign 15-year offtake agreements for 2G ethanol

November 23, 2017 |

In India, during the release of the new draft biofuels policy this week would, the oil minister said that oil marketing companies must be required to offtake 2G ethanol ensure the viability of production, secure sufficient supplies and reduce pollution. OMCs have agreed to sign 15-year offtake agreements with second-generation ethanol producers to provide the […]

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Ethtec awarded A$11.9 million federal loan for 30 million liter 2G ethanol facility

Ethtec awarded A$11.9 million federal loan for 30 million liter 2G ethanol facility

November 21, 2017 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded an A$11.9 million loan for a project that would implement Ethtec’s cellulosic ethanol technology in a 30 million liter per year facility. The project, developed in conjunction with the University of Newcastle, the local council and Chinese investment company Jiangsu Jintongling Fluid Machinery Technology, will use […]

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UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

November 16, 2017 |

In California, University of California-Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant second-generation plant wastes competitive with first-generation ethanol made from sugars. UCR researchers have identified a way to improve the yield of ethanol from biomass. It involves direct fermentation of solid biomass, moving straight from […]

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Institute of Chemical Technology teams with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering to EPC its 2G ethanol tech

Institute of Chemical Technology teams with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering to EPC its 2G ethanol tech

May 29, 2017 |

In India, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering will design and build second-generation ethanol plants based on technology developed by the Institute of Chemical Technology following an MOU signed last week. Together they will provide complete EPC services to potential clients who are looking to invest in facilities in order to achieve the government’s policy goals of 22.5% […]

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Hong Kong researchers cut 2G ethanol production costs by inhibiting tricin production in rice

Hong Kong researchers cut 2G ethanol production costs by inhibiting tricin production in rice

May 4, 2017 |

In Hong Kong, researchers from Hong Kong University and Kyoto University have determined that by inhibiting tricin production in the rice plant, energy production can increase by 37%. Researchers think the genetic engineering will eventually take over for the costly chemical process of producing glucose for ethanol production from cellulosic material such as rice straw. […]

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