Tag: sugarbeet

Scotland could see sugarbeet revival to build up ethanol industry

Scotland could see sugarbeet revival to build up ethanol industry

June 14, 2021 |

In the UK, Scotland’s The National newspaper reports that sugarbeet crop trials in Scotland by Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, SAC Consulting, and Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society have shown the crop could be a viable ethanol feedstock for the region. The crop harvested a few months ago was the first beet crop harvested in Scotland in […]

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Cristal Union sugarbeet production down 30% due to disease

Cristal Union sugarbeet production down 30% due to disease

November 5, 2020 |

In France, Reuters reports Cristal Union says it was able to offset two-thirds of its fuel ethanol losses from the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting production and sales to sanitizers. Europe’s second-largest sugar producer won’t be able to maneuver its way out of heavy losses next year, however, because the EU ban on neonic pesticides has […]

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Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

August 3, 2017 |

In Florida, Tropicana and local partners are finishing up an 18-month R&D project funded by an USDA Rural Development grant that is determining the viability of growing sugarbeet in St. Lucie county for aviation biofuel production. The crop’s cycle fits in well with citrus and could be an opportunity for local farmers to diversify and […]

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German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

February 22, 2016 |

In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production than the previous year, while production from feed grain fell nearly 2%, with overall production rising 1.8% over 2014 at 739,821 metric tons. Nearly 13,000 tons more feedstock was processed last year to account for the production increase. Nearly 2 […]

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Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

November 29, 2015 |

“We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate at the boundaries between engineering, economics, environment and policy analysis.” Here’s a recent presentation on opportunities in Russia by VerdeNero and Hamrick Engineering.

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AzkoNobel teams up to research chemical production from sugarbeet

AzkoNobel teams up to research chemical production from sugarbeet

November 25, 2014 |

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and […]

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A-Gas selling CO2 refrigerant from sugarbeet ethanol distillation in UK

A-Gas selling CO2 refrigerant from sugarbeet ethanol distillation in UK

June 2, 2014 |

In the UK, A-Gas is selling a CO2 refrigerant produced from CO2 collected during sugarbeet ethanol production for the first time in the British market. The gas is suitable for a wide-range of applications, especially for large-scale users like supermarkets. The company is targeting consumers looking for greener alternatives to their sourcing needs.  

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German ethanol production from sugarbeet soars 54.4% in 2012

German ethanol production from sugarbeet soars 54.4% in 2012

January 28, 2013 |

In Germany, ethanol production from sugarbeet soared in 2012 by 54.4% to 253,866 metric tons which was produced from 2.7 million tons of beet. Overall ethanol production rose 7.4% to 613,381 tons as a result of increased demand from E10.

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Sugarbeet ethanol group awaits California decision on $5M grant

Sugarbeet ethanol group awaits California decision on $5M grant

March 28, 2012 |

In California, former sugarbeet growers in the San Joaquin Valley expect to hear in the next month if California Energy Commission will grant $5 million for the feasibility study that will lead to their planned 36 million gallon $200 million ethanol facility in Mendota. The feasibility study will be for a $5 million pilot facility […]

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Germany sets sugarbeet ethanol record in 2011

Germany sets sugarbeet ethanol record in 2011

February 9, 2012 |

In Germany, thanks to a bumper sugarbeet crop that has been creeping close to 5 million metric tons this season has produced a record amount of beet-based ethanol during the fourth quarter of 2011. Ethanol production reached around 100 million liters between October and December.

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