Tag: alcohol

Ethanol industry evolving in COVID-19 world – from biofuel to hand sanitizer, adapting is necessary

Ethanol industry evolving in COVID-19 world – from biofuel to hand sanitizer, adapting is necessary

July 19, 2020 |

Being flexible and adapting to a shifting environment is not just about Darwinism, but about survival in a changing world quickly. Just this week, Green Plains shifted one of their Nebraska facilities to make FCC grade alcohol to be used for producing hand sanitizer. Lactips developed a solution to produce water-soluble strips for sealing COVID-19 […]

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Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

July 5, 2020 |

As alcohol consumption keeps rising – thanks in part due to 4th of July celebrations, Covid-19 and quarantines, a struggling economy, and the start of summer for many countries – how do we compensate for the brewing process carbon footprint? One way is to just drink enough alcohol that you end up not caring. But […]

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Amyris Launches Leading Hand Sanitizer and Receives Initial Positive Result for Vaccine Adjuvant

Amyris Launches Leading Hand Sanitizer and Receives Initial Positive Result for Vaccine Adjuvant

March 26, 2020 |

In California comes the news that synthetic biology leader Amyris is stepping out to help fight COVID-19. Amyris may be more well known for its sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets, but as you all know, things have changed a lot over the last few months and […]

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Aemetis Begins Shipping High Purity Alcohol for Hand Sanitizer

Aemetis Begins Shipping High Purity Alcohol for Hand Sanitizer

March 22, 2020 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. said its 65 million gallon per year ethanol plant near Modesto, California has begun shipments of 200 proof alcohol for use in the production of hand sanitizer. In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) created exemptions allowing certain alcohol fuel […]

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LanzaTech scaling up alcohol to jet with DOE and PNNL

LanzaTech scaling up alcohol to jet with DOE and PNNL

November 25, 2019 |

In Japan, LanzaTech, continues to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform. Commercialization of the ATJ process has been years in the making, starting with the partnership between LanzaTech and the U.S Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL developed a unique catalytic process to upgrade ethanol to alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic […]

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Ecover using InBev waste alcohol and water from alcohol-free beer to produce detergents

Ecover using InBev waste alcohol and water from alcohol-free beer to produce detergents

October 24, 2019 |

In Belgium, RetailDetail reports that Ecover has teamed up with InBev, creating detergents from the alcohol removed from InBev’s alcohol-free beers. Both the water and ethanol in Ecover’s “Too Good to Waste” detergent line come from InBev’s beer making process, making up at least a quarter of the overall content. Ecover sees waste as a […]

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Lumber liquor – wood fermentation without heat turns biomass into tasty alcohol

Lumber liquor – wood fermentation without heat turns biomass into tasty alcohol

May 6, 2018 |

In Japan, researchers at Japan’s Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute found a way to produce an alcoholic drink made from wood and hope to have their “wood alcohol” on shelves within three years. Using similar wood fermentation as what is used to produce biofuel, they were able to remove toxins and make it flavorful. […]

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University of Texas researchers produce alcohol fuels using organic semiconductor

University of Texas researchers produce alcohol fuels using organic semiconductor

September 20, 2016 |

In Texas, chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. In this proof-of-concept study, the researchers provide insights into the unique behavior […]

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Algenol signs deal with new Chinese partner to develop projects in southern region

Algenol signs deal with new Chinese partner to develop projects in southern region

September 23, 2015 |

In Washington state, Algenol has signed an agreement with Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, an R&D company founded in 2007 focused on development of alcohol-ethers, to develop projects throughout southern China. The deal was signed in Seattle as part of the Chinese president’s weeklong trip to the US.  Power plants, steel mills and chemical factories […]

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Sakthi Sugars expects Q4 upturn in response to E5 blending mandate

Sakthi Sugars expects Q4 upturn in response to E5 blending mandate

November 26, 2012 |

In India, M Manickam of Sakthi Sugars, one of India’s largest sugar producers, expects their financials to take an upturn by Q4 of this year in response to the E5 blending mandate. He indicated that cane prices, not the ethanol mandate, will continue to have the largest impact on prices, and that if the cane […]

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