Tag: sugar beets

Are sugar beets the answer for Scotland’s biofuels, net zero goals and job growth?

Are sugar beets the answer for Scotland’s biofuels, net zero goals and job growth?

November 28, 2021 |

It’s barely December yet but some are already having visions of sugar beets, not sugar plums, dancing in their heads, thanks to a new Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Scottish Enterprise working on proposals to re-introduce sugar beet as a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels used for bioethanol in Scotland. Their data shows […]

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Mendota Bioenergy revitalizes California sugar beet industry

Mendota Bioenergy revitalizes California sugar beet industry

September 23, 2013 |

In California, the sugar beet industry may have a future as ethanol producers Mendota Bioenergy looks into the possibility of retrofitting sugar mills to produce ethanol with a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission. This procedure has been done in Europe several times, but not yet in the United States. California sugar beet farms, […]

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Animal feed production more profitable than corn ethanol: report

Animal feed production more profitable than corn ethanol: report

[ 0 ] April 19, 2011 |

In Maryland, Robert Kozak, president of Atlantic Biomass Conversions, wrote in Advanced Biofuels USA that using biofuels production processes to create animal feed as co-products can earn the producer more on a pound-for-pound basis than corn ethanol, and that by retaining plant amino acids, the income from the feedstock used for high protein animal feed […]

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Novasep Process, Danisco derive betaine from sugarbeet ethanol vinasse

Novasep Process, Danisco derive betaine from sugarbeet ethanol vinasse

[ 0 ] December 16, 2010 |

In Denmark, Novasep Process and Danisco announced the scale-up of an innovative process for the production of natural betaine. The plant will be the first to exploit a new extraction process using vinasse, a byproduct of sugar-beet-derived bioethanol. Its use will enable Danisco to substantially increase the availability of natural betaine, which is globally used […]

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