Tag: ethanol

Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

March 30, 2017 |

When USDA forecasts of corn ethanol exports to China dropped below 80 million gallons from 225 million last year — and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker issued a “zero exports expected” addendum to his 2017 outlook for the ethanol giant — informed sources began describing 2017 as a ethanol year in search of a market […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity falls to 71.1%

Brazilian hydrous ethanol parity falls to 71.1%

March 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, the hydrous ethanol parity price in Sao Paulo continues to edge closer to the technical 70% point where ethanol becomes more economical compared to gasoline at 71.7% last week, compared to 72.5% the week prior. Ethanol prices have been falling over the past several weeks, helping to ease the parity level that will […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

March 29, 2017 |

In Colombia, the country’s only dedicated ethanol producer, owned by Ecopetrol, Bioenergy achieved continuous production on March 18 at its 504,000 liters per day of ethanol its facility in El Alcaraván. The national energy regulator signed off on January 31, certifying the company as an ethanol producer. As of then, it has produced 113,000 liters […]

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Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

March 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country is looking to double its ethanol production from corn by 2018 in an effort to boost supplies during the sugarcane inter-crop season. At the moment, three sugarcane mills in Mato Grasso also produce ethanol from corn following the example of a first mill who introduced the idea successfully in 2011. Two […]

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US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production jumps to 15.9 billion gallon annual rate

March 26, 2017 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.044 million barrels per day—or 43.85 million gallons daily. That is down 1,000 b/d from the week before, but the 21st straight week over 1 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.037 million b/d […]

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African Climate Technology Center grants US consortium funds for ethanol clean cooking research

African Climate Technology Center grants US consortium funds for ethanol clean cooking research

March 22, 2017 |

In the Ivory Coast, the Berkeley Air Monitoring Group (US), in partnership with International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development / University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Project Gaia Prospects Ltd. and Winrock International will conduct a pilot evaluation of diffusion and usage of ethanol cooking technology in urban neighborhoods of Lagos with funding from the African […]

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Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

March 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, researchers from the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research have discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can be used to better produce ethanol from cassava thanks to its heat resistance and speed in consuming sugars, reducing production costs down to those of molasses. The research leading to the discovery took 18 months […]

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NWF peer-reviewed study finds strong link between ethanol refineries and wildlife habitat conversion

NWF peer-reviewed study finds strong link between ethanol refineries and wildlife habitat conversion

March 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, millions of acres of wildlife habitat are being lost to crop production, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which found a strong link between the location of corn ethanol refineries and the conversion of wildlife habitat and other land types into crop production. In total, researchers […]

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Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

March 20, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is moving forward with the $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant first announced last May with plans to site it outside St. Paul in Dakota County. Together with local recycling company SKB Environmental, a formal presentation was made in February to the local city council but the companies have yet to submit a proposal […]

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Greenbelt Resources commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

Greenbelt Resources commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

March 20, 2017 |

In Australia, Greenbelt Resources Corporation announced that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system for Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd. that intends to deliver end-to-end, commercial-scale advanced biofuel systems to the Australian market. This important milestone demonstrates the ability of Greenbelt’s commercial-scale technology and design integration to produce fertilizer, animal feed and over 0.5 million gallons per […]

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