Tag: bioethanol

Catalysts convert bioethanol into butanol, biomass waste into high-value chemicals

Catalysts convert bioethanol into butanol, biomass waste into high-value chemicals

November 16, 2020 |

In India, Tribune India reports that Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have formulated efficient ‘pincer’ catalytic systems that transform industrial/biomass wastes into valuable chemicals like lactic acid and hydrogen. Such catalysts also efficiently convert bioethanol, a low-energy density fuel, into high-energy density butanol. “Pincer catalysts are complex molecules in which, an organic moiety holds […]

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Argentine biodiesel production at 10-year low

Argentine biodiesel production at 10-year low

September 2, 2020 |

In Argentina, La Nacion reports the biodiesel industry’s idle capacity is around 60%, the highest in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, in the case of bioethanol, demand has fallen by 30%. This situation comes months after the expiration of the law that establishes the obligatory nature of cutting with biofuels from fossil fuels, next May. […]

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Production cost main hurdle for biofuel acceptance in India

Production cost main hurdle for biofuel acceptance in India

July 5, 2020 |

In India, the Hindu reports that researchers in the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad are using machine learning techniques to understand the factors and impediments to incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India, and found production cost to be the main hinderance to acceptance and use of biofuels. The model developed by the IITH team […]

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Valmet to supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant under construction

Valmet to supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant under construction

May 5, 2020 |

In Finland, Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the […]

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BASF expands sanitizer production and supports VCI platform for nationwide emergency provision

BASF expands sanitizer production and supports VCI platform for nationwide emergency provision

April 19, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF is significantly expanding the production of disinfectant at its Ludwigshafen site and has now started production of hand sanitizer based on bioethanol, in addition to the isopropanol-based hand sanitizer manufactured to date. With the additional quantities of up to 100,000 liters of hand sanitizer per week, the company will support the new […]

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A20 new fuel developed by Eni and FCA

A20 new fuel developed by Eni and FCA

April 14, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and FCA teamed up to develop “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content. By harnessing its low carbon content, bio component and high octane number, the new alternative fuel emits up to 3% less in CO2 exhaust emissions quantified […]

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Bioethanol producers seek molasses imports approval to meet demand

Bioethanol producers seek molasses imports approval to meet demand

September 27, 2018 |

In the Philippines, bioethanol distillers and producers asked the government, Sugar Regulatory Administration which is part of the Department of Agriculture, to allow molasses imports, in order to meet the yearly demand of 500 million liters of bioethanol and help grow the P30-billion bioethanol industry. Currently, they only can reach about 60% of demand because […]

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Importing bioethanol by oil companies against the law according to Philippines DOE

Importing bioethanol by oil companies against the law according to Philippines DOE

September 25, 2018 |

In the Philippines, government official and Energy Undersecretary, Wimpy Fuentebella from the Department of Energy told ABS CBN News that it is against the law to bring down gasoline prices by allowing oil firms to import cheaper bioethanol. Instead, oil companies need to use locally produced bioethanol. The suggestion to import cheaper bioethanol from abroad […]

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Biodiesel share increased despite declining diesel consumption

Biodiesel share increased despite declining diesel consumption

September 15, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that consumption of road traffic diesel and petrol in the first half year of 2018 was lower than in the 2017 reference period. However, the use of biodiesel and bioethanol saw a significant rise. The strongest demand for biodiesel in the past six months and the largest quantity since August 2017 […]

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Greenbelt Resources narrows location search to Monte Vista Area

Greenbelt Resources narrows location search to Monte Vista Area

July 22, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation, developer and producer of an ECOsystem model that transforms waste into revenue generating bioproducts, announced that Biofuels and Energy, LLC, a New Mexico based project development company planning to utilize Greenbelt’s proprietary ECOsystem model for its SLV Biopro Project, has selected four locations on which to potentially locate project operations […]

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