Tag: bioethanol

Austrocel enters biofuels production and increases dissolving pulp capacity

Austrocel enters biofuels production and increases dissolving pulp capacity

May 18, 2018 |

In Austria, a dissolving pulp manufacturer, Austrocel, is investing about €60 million ($70 million) to expand and diversify production at its Hallein plant in Austria. Austrocel will install equipment for bioethanol production from wood sugars. The biofuel facility is reportedly designed for the production of some 30 million litres per year and is scheduled to […]

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Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy collaborate for bioethanol project

Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy collaborate for bioethanol project

March 23, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC created the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project, known as SLV Biopro. The project will feature Greenbelt’s waste-to-energy interconnected system (ECOsystem) designed to produce up to a half a million gallons of bioethanol from an abundance of waste feedstocks available in the San Luis […]

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Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

October 14, 2017 |

In Uruguay, the government said that the country’s transportation sector has lowered CO2 emissions since 2015 by an average of about 7% each year as a direct result of increased use of biofuels. Uruguay is one of the world’s largest biofuel consumers, in part thanks to the agro-fuels laws which require a 6% mix of […]

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China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

September 30, 2017 |

In China, government officials told Xinhua Net that China’s plan to increase the use of bioethanol gasoline will not have a significant impact on the grain market, and it would be unrealistic for the country to import large amounts of corn for the industry development. “The government plan to increase ethanol fuel production was for […]

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Report says first generation bioethanol is as sustainable as second generation

Report says first generation bioethanol is as sustainable as second generation

September 9, 2017 |

In Germany, a sustainability assessment carried out by nova-Institute and ordered by CropEnergies shows that first generation bioethanol is as advantageous as second generation bioethanol for a feasible climate strategy. The results indicate that the discrimination against first generation biofuels of the current EU Commission proposal is not founded on scientific evidence. The analysis of […]

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NCM Biotechnology chooses Greenbelt Resources bioethanol to test for CBD extraction process

NCM Biotechnology chooses Greenbelt Resources bioethanol to test for CBD extraction process

August 27, 2017 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation announced that its bioethanol will be tested for potential use by Natures Comfort Meds Biotechnology during its patented CBD extraction process. The bioethanol being used is produced from local brewery waste, and NCM Biotechnology selected Greenbelt for testing because its bioethanol is a greener, cleaner and more sustainable bioproduct, according […]

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Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

July 22, 2017 |

In Romania, the European Renewable Energy Directive is expecting declines in bioethanol production for 2017 while increasing Romania’s bioethanol blending mandate from 4.5 percent to 8 percent in 2018. Romania’s blending mandate hasn’t changed since 2014 and they only have one bioethanol plant producing 80,000 metric tons per year. The plant produces bioethanol from corn […]

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Vivergo tipped as one of UK’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners

Vivergo tipped as one of UK’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners

November 3, 2016 |

In the UK, Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol and high protein animal feed, has been chosen as one of the Government’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners and is the only Humberside-headquartered private business to be named on the list. Over 30 businesses, institutions and organizations will help implement the Government’s plan to […]

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Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

March 14, 2016 |

By Jan Koninckx, Global business director for advanced biofuels, DuPont. Special to The Digest February 2016 was the warmest February on record—perhaps of all time. Not by tenths of degrees, as records are often broken by, but by a staggering 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average. The body of evidence for global warming continues to […]

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University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

April 6, 2015 |

In the UK, a new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol – a well-known alcohol-based biofuel. It is estimated that more than 400 billion liters of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. The research team from the University of East […]

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