Tag: Mexico

Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

July 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, the American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council in Iowa recently to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. Tour leaders Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President […]

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Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

April 30, 2019 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Mexico has purchased 16.59 million gallons of U.S. ethanol in this marketing year. Canada continues to rank as the second largest buyer of U.S. ethanol at 159.2 million gallons so far this year, up nearly 5 percent year-over-year. It is also the sixth largest buyer of U.S. corn […]

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New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

March 24, 2019 |

In Mexico, Nopalimex is taking the prickly pear cactus, or Opuntia, pulping its flesh, fermenting it and mixing it with manure to create methane and water and converting it to biofuel. Nopalimex is now supplying the fuel to Zitácuaro city authorities to use in a fleet of its vehicles, according to World Economic Forum. “At […]

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Mexican students producer gluten-free, high fiber flour from agave waste pulp

Mexican students producer gluten-free, high fiber flour from agave waste pulp

January 30, 2019 |

In Mexico, students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have developed a method to produce a gluten-free, high fiber flour from agave waste pulp. The tequila and mezcal industries produce about 2 million metric tons of the waste per year and is considered a pollutant, but the students have developed a way to make […]

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Mexican researchers develop biosensors to boost biodiesel production

Mexican researchers develop biosensors to boost biodiesel production

December 31, 2018 |

In Mexico, researchers from the Autonomous University of Baja California have developed biosensors they say will help improve the efficiency of biodiesel production. The nanostructured sensors can quickly determine the catalytic activity of lipases, a technology that can be applied to other uses of the enzyme such as detergents. The researchers said that the sensors […]

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Mexican researcher finds key to producing biogas from macroalgae plaguing Caribbean

Mexican researcher finds key to producing biogas from macroalgae plaguing Caribbean

September 4, 2018 |

In Mexico, falling a recent call by a researcher at one Mexican university to find ways to create value out of the sargassum algae that are polluting the Caribbean and Mexican coasts, a researcher at the Renewable Energy Unit under of the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatán announced he had been working to use […]

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Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

August 27, 2018 |

In Mexico, Xinhua news agency reports that a researcher from the National Autonomous University of Mexico has warned climate change over the last decade has led Sargassum seaweed to invade beaches around the Caribbean, creating a threat to local ecosystems, but at the same time some believe the plant could be a good feedstock for […]

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Mexican researchers look at biomimicry traits of Cocoyol palm fruit

Mexican researchers look at biomimicry traits of Cocoyol palm fruit

July 17, 2018 |

In Mexico, researchers from the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatán are leading an international team looking at the Cocoyol palm fruit as a potential feedstock for solid biofuel but also at the possibility of developing advanced composite materials with high strength and low density using the fruit. A number of biomimicry tests have been […]

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Monterrey and Guadalajara ask to boost ethanol blends to 10%

Monterrey and Guadalajara ask to boost ethanol blends to 10%

July 3, 2018 |

In Mexico, Platts reports that Monterrey and Guadalajara have asked for 10% ethanol blending mandates in the expectation that it will be able to reformulate its gasoline. Current fuel specs in Mexico are such that higher ethanol blends boost the evaporation rate but US gasoline doesn’t, so it needs to either reformulate or import from […]

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Mexican court overturns injunction against 10% ethanol blending

Mexican court overturns injunction against 10% ethanol blending

June 18, 2018 |

In Mexico, Platts reports that a federal court overturned an injunction last week that had limited ethanol blending to 5.8% from the mandated 10% although the lead attorney fighting against the injunction said it could take days or weeks for the official court filing to be published. Although the ruling is in favor of higher […]

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