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Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around
March 29, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for …

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources
February 3, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved
environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for existing shareholders, possibly reaching 3.1%  —  Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE) has finalized the acquisition of Syngip …

Uganda: Museveni Wants Law on Sugarcane By-Products
January 25, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by  Ismail Musa Ladu (The Monitor/All Africa)  President Museveni has directed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde to bring to Parliament, within six months, a law that will allow for the …

Uganda: Kakira Sugar Opens Shs130 Billion Ethanol Plant
January 9, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Mufumba (All Africa/The Monitor)  Kakira Sugar Limited, a local sugar producer, has started commercial production of ethanol at a $36.6 million (Shs133b) distillery.
The joint managing director, Mr Mayur Madhvani, told Daily Monitor in …

Kaset Thai Upbeat on Q4 Ethanol Revenue
January 2, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Biofuel gains to back core sugar business  —  SET-listed Kaset Thai International Sugar Corporation Plc (KTIS) expects seasonal rising petrol demand in the last quarter of this year to boost its ethanol business …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
December 14, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar …

Record Production of Ethanol May Cut Fuel Bill
December 12, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Dipak K Dash (Times of India)  Sugar mills recorded the highest ever production of ethanol of more than 110 crore litres during 2015-16 crop year, over 50% more than what was produced during the previous …

Rotting Rice to Be Used to Make Ethanol
December 8, 2016 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Almost 4 million tonnes of decaying rice kept in government stocks for more than two years is expected to be used as feedstock to produce ethanol, due to be in …

All City Buses Will Run on Biofuel: Nitin Gadkari
December 6, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi (Times of India)  While launching nation’s first ethanol-run Green bus service, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari promised Nagpur will be the first city to have all its city buses …

Mumias Sugar Steps up Regional Molasses Imports on Biting Cane Shortage
November 30, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Andae (Business Daily Africa)  Mumias has been importing molasses — the raw material used in ethanol production — from Uganda for over eight months now but, has now extended this to Tanzania.
The loss-making …

Purti Group Co Develops Bio-CNG for Vehicles
November 17, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Economic Times’ Energy World)  Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Limited (MAIIL) of the city, an extension of Purti Group of Industries, has developed a process of producing bio-CNG that can be used as …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 30, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products. In
2013, net product imports were …

Japan’s Ethanol Imports Expected to Increase Slightly
September 19, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Japan recently filed an annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network that highlights the country’s ethanol use and production.

According to the report, Japan …

Biofuels: Pumped but Facing an Uphill Struggle
September 14, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

(Ecogeneration)  It’s a hard road for the Australian biofuels industry, which turns out bioethanol (or E10 as it’s known at the pump) and biodiesel. Until motorists instinctively reach for the bio-blend pumps the sector has …

Indian Oil Inks MoU with Praj Industries for Development of 2G Ethanol
September 14, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Shine Jacob  (Business Standard)  Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants  — State-run Indian Oil Corporation has signed a pact with Pune-based Praj Industries to enter into a technology partnership for …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 12, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/Bioenergy Australia)  Australia’s primary energy consumption is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, with renewables contributing
about 7% (including hydroelectricity, wind, solar and biomass) (Figure 1) (US EIA).

While Australia has …

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

Rwanda: Mauritian Investors to Construct Sugar Factory in Eastern Provice
August 9, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Emmanuel Ntirenganya (AllAfrica.com)  The Government has given investors from Mauritius the green light to set up a sugar processing factory in the country. The agreement will see the investors construct a factory with capacity to …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
May 19, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, …

Oil Firms to Buy More Ethanol from Dry State of Bihar
May 16, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  Weeks after Bihar banned sale of liquor, the Centre has asked state-owned fuel retailers to buy as much ethanol as they can from distilleries in the state for mixing in …

‘Ethanol Blending in Petrol Can Cut down Crude Import’
March 21, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Daily Hunt)  Concerned over slow progress of ethanol blending in petrol and diesel, a parliamentary committee has expressed that the government should implement the Ethanol Blending Programme in order to cut down on crude oil …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Dealing with India’s Sugar Mess
January 20, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Prerna Sharma (Nikkei Asian Review)  Global commodity markets are going through one of their worst phases, thanks to sluggish demand and supply gluts. Most agricultural commodities have touched all-time price lows — down 40% …

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016
January 4, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the good ship Digest!  Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland.

As the …

More Bioethanol Plants to Rise in 2016 – Martin
December 30, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(The Visayan Daily Star)  More molasses and cane-based bioethanol plants are expected to rise in the country in 2016, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday.

In the first quarter of 2016, two more molasses-based …

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia
December 10, 2015 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at …

Tamil Nadu Sugar Mills Want Cap on Ethanol Output to Go
November 11, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Bharani Vaitheesvaran (Economic Times)  Tamil Nadu sugar mills are lobbying for permissions to produce more ethanol as they find a state government-cap for making the fuel ingredient is disappointingly low.

A steady drop in prices and …

Uganda Ethanol Plant to Start Commercial Output in July 2016
October 30, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Fred Ojambo (Bloomberg Business)   Praj Industries of India contracted to build 6,000l/day plant; Uganda to enforce biofuels blending when crude output starts

Kakira Sugar Works Ltd., Uganda’s biggest producer of the sweetener, said it will start commercial …

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy
October 5, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an additional Bt2-per-litre subsidy for the highest ethanol-blended oil product on the market.
Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat …

Fuelling Mackay’s Job Market into the Future
September 4, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  NOTHING creates jobs like the resource industry.  It’s a widely held view in the Mackay region but Carl Morton is throwing it up for debate.  The national operations manager for …

US Navy Seeks Australian Cane and Grain Biofuels to Help Power Its Fleet
August 24, 2015 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Marty McCarthy and Arlie Felton-Taylor (ABC Rural)  Could Australian agriculture help to literally fuel the United States Navy’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific? — That is the question a Queensland researcher is trying to answer, as …

Govt to Make 10% Ethanol Blending Mandatory from Next Year
August 13, 2015 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(Live Mint) At present, it is compulsory to blend 5% ethanol with petrol, but oil marketing companies are able to do around 2% — Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a recent meeting said promoting ethanol production in …

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia
August 4, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in conjunction with the presentation of the SCIP study results…. It also draws on insights given by …

Production of Biofuel Still in the Mix
July 8, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  The country is looking to produce its own biofuel and increase the current mix of ethanol in petrol to about 20 per cent.  This is according to Principal Director, Policy, Planning, Development and …

Mumias Sugar to Take on Spectre in Ethanol Plant Strategy
March 10, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(The Star) Mumias Sugar will start buying bagasse and molasses from rivals to feed its ethanol production plant, it said after reporting massive losses for the first half ended December 31.  Ethanol revenues decreased by 23 …

Guatemala Launches Pilot Ethanol Tests
February 27, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(SeeNews Renewables)  Guatemala’s energy ministry presented on Wednesday a pilot plan to test ethanol in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months.  The government will use blends containing 5% and 10% of ethanol, supplied by local …

Praj Contracts Order for Uganda’s Largest Ethanol Plant from Kakira Sugars
January 7, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Praj/PR NewsWire/CNBC)  Sustainable Technology resulting in generation of 50-60% power requirement through captive cogen unit; Employs Praj’s latest ECOSMART technology for multi-product distillery producing fuel ethanol as well as premium grade beverage alcohol; Biocompost from …

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines
December 22, 2014 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large …

Indo-US Joint Effort to Derive Non-Food Biofuels from 2017
November 12, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by N Madhav  (Business Standard)  The initiative would work to deliver a model for production using crops like energy sorghum, bamboo, pearl millet and switch grass

In a significant step towards generating biofuels from non-food plant sources, …

Egypt Proposes $490 Million in Ethanol Investments to UAE
October 20, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest) In Egypt, the government has proposed the UAE invest $250 million in a 100,000 ton per year molasses-based ethanol plant as well as a $240 million ethanol plant that would use 100,000 tons per …

Thailand Looking to Produce Ethanol from Rotten Rice Stocks – Officials
August 14, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat  (Reuters)  Thailand’s military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce ethanol, hoping to make use of grains that have gone bad and help reduce losses …

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii
August 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material heading from the garbage pail to the landfill?   Turns out, the State of Hawaii and …

Ethanol Producer Looks Inward For Feedstock
July 1, 2014 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Jamaica Gleaner) Discussions are under way between energy and sugar interests for local sugar estates to set aside about one million tonnes of cane annually for the production of wet ethanol.

But at least …

State May Issue $50M in Bonds for Biofuel Effort
March 4, 2014 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Tom Callis (Stephens Media Hawaii/West Hawaii Today)  Hawaii could issue up to $50 million in special purpose revenue bonds to support a company’s plans to turn agricultural waste into biofuel and animal feed.   Since …

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine’s Biofuel Need, Says Official
October 18, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of bioethanol, which is one third of the country’s needs for 2014, Director of Ukrprodspilka Mykola …

India’s Struggling Sugar Mills Seek Solace in Ethanol
October 15, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Rajendra Jadhav   (Reuters)  * Govt wants oil companies to achieve 5 pct blending of ethanol in gasoline

* Hopes to reduce record current account deficit by cutting crude imports

* Demand for ethanol will give sugar …

Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana : Guyana on Path to Agro Fuel Revolution – as President Commissions Bioethanol Demonstration Plant G
August 27, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Guyana’s first ever bioethanol demonstration plant was commissioned today at what was regarded the start of an agro fuel revolution in a country that is leaning aggressively towards a renewable energy pathway.

The plant located …

4C-Able Future: Biobased Butanol, Butadiene and BDO Are Having a Hot Year
August 22, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform — also known as C4, 4C, buta-something, Fantastic Four, or what have you.

Though two-carbon fuels such as ethanol have long dominated …

Zambia Sugar Can Produce 10 p.c. Fuel Needs
August 8, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain)  Zambia Sugar has said it can supply up to 10 per cent of the country’s fuel requirement using its ethanol.

Zambia Sugar head of corporate affairs Lovemore Sievu said this at the just-ended 87th Zambia …

Sugar Company Expands to Biofuel and Electricity
February 11, 2013 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Tassia Sipahutar (The Jakarta Post)   State-owned sugar and tobacco plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) X is expanding into biofuel production and electricity this year in an effort to offset increasing sugar manufacturing costs.

The firm …

Kenya: Kisumu Molasses Resumes Operations
February 10, 2013 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Justus Ochieng (AllAfrica)  THE Kisumu molasses plant will outsource for raw materials from Uganda and Tanzania to continue its operations. Insufficient supply of molasses has derailed operations at the company.

The plant had been closed …

Local Ethanol Could Power Cars This Year
January 24, 2013 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Stabroek News)  The Agriculture Ministry and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) are in talks to use locally produced ethanol to woo investors and sharpen skills that would be put into developing the fledgling non-fossil fuel sector.

Guyana …

Guyana, UK Company Sign Contract for Bioethanol Oroduction at Albion
December 5, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Denis Scott Chabrol (Demera Waves)  The United Kingdom-based Whitefox Technologies, together with its partner Green, have secured a bioethanol contract with the Guyanese Government.

Whitefox said it is working together with the Brazilian company, Green, …

Brazil’s Petrobras Plans to Start Producing Ethanol in Mozambique in 2014
November 27, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  Brazilian oil company Petrobras plans to start producing ethanol in Mozambique in 2014, the chairman of Petrobras Combustíveis, Miguel Macedo said Tuesday in Maputo.

Speaking in Maputo at a conference entitled “Brazil and Africa: …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

Molasses Can Help Philippines’ Ethanol Producers Cut Costs, Fight Imports
September 29, 2011 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Platts)   The use of molasses instead of sugar cane as feedstock for ethanol production could offer hope to ethanol producers in the Philippines as they struggle to cut production costs in a bid to …