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Zimbabwe Bio Energy Sets the Record Straight Regarding Nuanetsi Ranch

by Chantal Riley (My Press Portal/PR Worx)  Following recent inaccurate media reporting, Zimbabwe Bio Energy (ZBE) wishes to set the record straight with regards to Nuanetsi Ranch. The Development Trust of Zimbabwe

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Kebbi to Actualise Biofuel Production from Cassava, Sugarcane

(PM News Nigeria)  Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says his administration will expedite action on the actualisation of the production of ethanol Biofuel from cassava and sugarcane. Bagudu made the statement in

March 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil’s GranBio Acquires USA’s American Process

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The acquisition of American Process Inc’s technologies, intellectual property portfolio and physical assets strengthens GranBio’s market position in the deployment of highly competitive industrial

March 18, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exporters to Face More Competition in North Brazil

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  United States ethanol exporters are likely to face increased competition in one of the few foreign markets where they have been able to deliver large volumes in recent

March 15, 2019 Read Full Article

OMCs Float Fresh Tender for Procuring 910 Million Litres of Ethanol

by Virendra Singh Rawat  (Business Standard)  Domestic sugarcane value chain getting lucrative with ethanol ‘topping’  —  In the backdrop of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approving Rs 2,790-crore interest subvention for

March 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Is This the Right Time to Push for Higher Ethanol Production as India Gears up for Electric Mobility?

by Manisha Gupta (CNBC)  India is working its way to a record 7.5 percent ethanol blending this year, up from last year’s high of 4.22 percent.  … Under the ethanol blending

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Sugar Set for ‘Energycane’ Reinvention

(University of Queensland/Phys.Org)  Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future. The University of Queensland’s Professor Robert Henry said sugarcane’s reinvention as an

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Saves Zim Millions: Mangudya

by Veneranda Langa (The Zimbabwe Daily)  Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya on Thursday told Parliament that blending of ethanol with fuel has been saving the country millions of dollars.

March 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

(Aviation Tribune)  Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the

March 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Albioma Commissions First Sugarcane-Based Bioethanol Combustion Turbine

(Biofuels International)  Albioma has announced the industrial commissioning of the first peak-load combustion turbine (CT) operating mostly on bioethanol in Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island. The commissioning will begin on the 25 February 2019

February 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Only 7% of Sum Cleared for Ethanol Projects Disbursed

by Preeti Bhagat and Stuti Chawla (Cogencis)  Banks have disbursed only 4 bln rupees of the 61.4-bln-rupee soft loan approved by the government to help sugar mills boost ethanol production, a senior government

February 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Gadkari Suggests UP Farmers to Change Cropping Pattern; Pitches for Biodiesel from Sugarcane

(Times of India) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday suggested that farmers in Uttar Pradesh should change cropping pattern to get more benefit and also pitched for producing biodiesel and ethanol from

February 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Yogi Government Sanctions Two Biofuel Projects Worth Rs. 800 Crore

(Deccan Chronicle) ShivOm Dayal Energies (P) Ltd is setting up two biofuel pants worth Rs 800 crore at Saharanpur and Bijnor.  —  The UP government in its cabinet meeting held on 7th

February 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Maha Sugar Mill Takes Lead in Making Ethanol from Cane Juice

(India Post News Weekly)  A cooperative sugar mill in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra has taken the lead in producing fuel grade ethanol directly from sugarcane juice in the state, a senior

February 19, 2019 Read Full Article

What Do China’s Plans Mean For Ethanol, Corn, And Sugar?

by Andrew Hecht (Seeking Alpha)  Fighting pollution in the world’s most populous nation. -Ethanol prices fall to contract lows in 2018. -Corn is the primary ingredient in the biofuel in the

February 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Pilot Plant to Turn Sugarcane Waste into Biofuel and Beer Bottles

(Queensland University of Technology)  QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel

February 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Fermentable Sugar as a Raw Material for the Chemical Industry: First Generation as Sustainable as the Second – Significant Reduction in Greenhouse Gases for Both

(Bio-based News)  New study conducts quantitative and qualitative sustainability assessment of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry An extensive sustainability study carried out by nova-Institute shows that first-generation fermentable sugar

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Dreyfus Expects Faster Switching between Sugar, Ethanol in Brazil

Maha El Dahan and Dahlia Nehme (Reuters)   Commodities trading firm Louis Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar and ethanol production in Brazil, with more flexible mills leading to “dramatic” price-driven

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Rs 8,500 Crore Investment Lined up for Ethanol; Two-Thirds by Sugar Mills

by Virendra Singh Rawat  (Business Standard)  Sugar mills in the top sugar producing states viz. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are projected to account for 40% and 30% of the fresh ethanol

February 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil May Boost Ethanol Production without Deforestation

by Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade (SciDev.net) Ethanol sugarcane by-products serve to feed cattle with highly nourishing forage; Requires adapting US system; Recovery strategies for deforested areas also required  —  By integrating the cultivation of

February 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Looks for Balance between Oil, Sugar Markets

by  Nicolle Monteiro and Castro Beatriz Pupo (S&P Global) Brazilian ethanol prices, production and consumption patterns are more than ever driven by oil and gasoline prices.  —  Ethanol’s share of the 2018-19

February 6, 2019 Read Full Article

The Stora Enso Story – A Magical Tale of Trees and Forests

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In today’s Digest, we talk about Stora Enso’s story – the renewable materials company that develops and produces wood and biomass based solutions for

January 28, 2019 Read Full Article

California Carbon Check

by  Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With values better than 1.6 cents per gallon per point, driving down carbon intensity brings a nice payback in the Golden State. — From solar

January 25, 2019 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group Partner with Clariant to Advance Cellulosic Biofuel Research

(ExxonMobil/Renewable Energy Group/Globe Newswire)  Partnership to expand on joint ExxonMobil and REG research into cellulosic biodiesel; Clariant’s sunliquid® technology to facilitate creation of compatible cellulosic sugars; Objective is to combine technologies into a

January 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Sugar Has Potential to Be Energy Future of SA

by Francois Baird (FairPlay/Saturday Star/IOL) … There is so much more to sugar cane than sugar, and its potential to create a healthier energy future is but one of many good

January 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Unveils M15 Blending Program at SIAT 2019

by Amit Panday (AutoCar Professional)  Nitin Gadkari: “We are commissioning a Center of Excellence on methanol for ARAI. My ministry will give the required financial assistance to ARAI for this.”

January 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Why Investors Ditched Sh2tr Biofuels Projects

by Ludger Kasumuni (The Citizen)  Several investors have abandoned their $1 billion (Sh2.3 trillion) biofuels projects in Tanzania, according to a survey by BusinessWeek. Mtamba Biofuel Farm in Kisarawe, Coast Region.

January 11, 2019 Read Full Article

African Centre for Crop Improvement Sweet Sorghum Varieties Poised to Boost Biofuel Industry

(African Centre for Crop Improvement) A breakthrough by the African Centre for Crop Improvement in the breeding of sorghum could have far-reaching implications for the biofuel and bioplastic industries in South

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Govt Issues Another Ethanol Licence

by Ishemunyoro Chingwere (The Herald) Government has issued another ethanol licence in an effort to curb shortages. Green Fuel on the other hand is in the process of planting an additional

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

OMCs Blend Record 1.5 Billion Litres Ethanol with Petrol in 2017-18

Ajay Modi (Business Standard)  OMCs had entered into contracts with sugar mills to procure 1.6 billion litres of ethanol during the last ethanol year. … In June this year, the Centre,

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Links Ethanol Export to In-House Use of Molasses

(The News)  The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of cabinet on Monday bound ethanol manufacturers to directly purchase its raw material from sugar mills or use the in-house by-product for the biofuel

December 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Blues of the Green: How Can Biofuel Be Used

by Shailaja Tripathi (The Hindu)  Close on the heels of the experiment done by a SpiceJet flight using biofuel, we take a look at the scope and potential of this green

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s a Bitter End for Sugar as Investors Line Up for 2019 Losses

(Bloomberg) … Millers could make more sugar as oil drop damps ethanol view … The one thing that kept the rout from being even deeper: robust demand for ethanol in Brazil,

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

São Paulo Invests in Pioneering Biogas Plant

(Investe São Paulo/NGV Journal)  The companies Raízen and Geo Energética have merged in a joint venture to create the first plant in Brazil to generate electricity on a commercial scale from

December 14, 2018 Read Full Article

India Set to Double Ethanol Blending into Gasoline to 8% in 2018-19: ISMA

by Ratnajyoti Dutta (S&P Global Platts)  India is set to double its blending in the 2018-19 (October-September) season and achieve an 8% blending of ethanol with gasoline following government incentives such as

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Delays in Biofuel Framework Hinder Industry

by Paige Müller (Creamer’s Engineering News)  Despite the local sugar industry championing a bioethanol fuel subsidy as a potential method to relieve the burden on sugar through demand diversification, Ethanol

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Increasing the Role of Advanced Biofuels in the US

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine) …But EPA could still strengthen the RFS in ways that would encourage advanced biofuels to play a greater role greening the U.S. transportation sector. Here

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Back Food Min to Seek further 74-bln-rupee Loan for 168 Ethanol Projects

By Ashna Mishra (Cogencis)  After facilitating a soft loan of 61.39 bln rupees, the food ministry will soon seek Cabinet approval to facilitate additional loans worth around 74 bln to sugar

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

BP Sees Brazil’s New Biofuels Policy Boosting Investment

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Brazil’s latest policy to boost biofuels use has improved the outlook for ethanol production and should attract new investment in plants, BP Plc’s chief executive for biofuels, Mario

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Government to Raise Target for Ethanol Blending of Petrol

(Economic Times)  The government intends to further increase the target level for the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme that aims to bring down India’s imports of petroleum products, as also provide

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Commercializing 2nd-Gen Biofuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Axens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Following the acquisition of Heurtey Petrochem and the integration of 50% of Eurecat, Axens Group now provides a complete range of solutions including: technologies, equipment, furnaces,

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

To Fulfill Biofuels’ Promise, Scientists Boost Plant Oils with Gene Editing

by Cici Zhang (Chemical and Engineering News)  Increasing the fatty acids in crops’ seeds, leaves, and stems could make biofuels more economically viable  —  … Plant scientist Heike Sederoff of North

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemical Valley Positions Itself as the Home of the Country’s Emerging Bioeconomy

by Tim Lougheed (Chemical Institute of Canada)  …  Over the past decade, however, this neighbourhood has been evolving in response to emerging environmental and social priorities that promise to alter supply

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol Change Business Dynamics for Sugar Industry?

by Yash Upadhyaya (Bloomberg Quint)  … The central government in May had asked oil marketers to target 10 percent blending of ethanol with petrol as part of a national policy for

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethiopia: Private Sector Promise for Biofuel

by Behailu Ayele (AllAfrica/Addis Fortune)  … A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy.

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil’s Bolsonaro Backs Ethanol Industry, Pledges Partnership

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)   President-elect Jair Bolsonaro backed Brazil’s ethanol industry and pledged to be a partner of the biofuel sector, according to remarks aired on Monday during an international sugar conference

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Shut Down Sugar Mills in State to See Revival: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

(Punjab News Express)  The Punjab Government would go all out to convert loss making cooperative sugar mills into the complexes manufacturing besides sugar other things such as ethanol, power and liquor

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Blue Agave Crop Grown in Far North Queensland to Be Burnt at Sugar Mill for Power Generation

by Courtney Wilson (ABC News)  Blue agave — which is the base ingredient for tequila — is currently grown on a commercial scale in Mexico, but Queensland’s MSF Sugar is aiming

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Changing Face of US Ethanol Export Markets

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Historically, India and Brazil have been two major export destinations for ethanol produced in the United States. All the while, both India and Brazil

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

BNDES Grants USD 13m to Brazilian Ethanol Producer

(Renewables Now)  The Brazilian Development Bank, or BNDES, announced on Thursday it is granting a BRL-50-million (USD 13.43m/EUR 11.72m) loan to local ethanol producing company Companhia Agricola Usina Jacarezinho. The funds

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Indian Oil Corporation Gets Land for Ethanol Production from Biowaste

(Times of India)  UP cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to allocate 50 acre land to Indian Oil Corporation on a 30-year lease for production of ethanol from biowaste.  The plot

October 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol – A Solution to Pakistan’s Power Woes

By Umer Khayyam and Tehzeeb Bano (The Express Tribune)  … Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas emissions, generated from the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing in Third World societies like Pakistan. … To

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Asia’s Climate Arsenal: Are Biofuels Back?

by Beth Walker (The Third Pole)  Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Success Is Sweet: Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of the Sugarcane Genome

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Phys.Org)  For centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world’s most relied-upon source of sugar. Now, researchers have extracted

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari: Use Biofuel for Public Transport

(Times of India)  Referring to country’s high fuel import bill and rising oil prices, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said that Uttar Pradesh, being the largest producer of

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Developing an Aviation Fuel Roadmap for Ethiopia

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB’s Executive Director Rolf Hogan attended a series of meetings in Addis Ababa to take forward the initiative to develop an aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia that

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Yogi Govt Clears Six Biofuel Investment Proposals Worth Rs 17 Billion

by Virendra Singh Rawat  (Business Standard)  These projects include a mega biofuel plant by SunLight Fuels spanning 90 acres in Sitapur, and costing Rs 15.5 bn —  In a boost to its green energy roadmap,

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

India’s Ethanol Consumption for Fuel at All-Time High, Lags Goals: USDA

by Joshua Pedrick (S&P Global Platts) The volume of ethanol blended with gasoline is at an all-time high in India thanks to the government allowing a new feedstock in the production

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Haryana Signs MoU with Indian Oil for Ethanol Plant

(Money Control)  The initiative at village Bohali with a proposed capacity of 100 kilolitres of ethanol per day will manage crop residue and prevent straw burning before the upcoming paddy season,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Sector Asks SRA to Clear Molasses Imports

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard)  An umbrella organization of distillers and bioethanol producers asked the government to allow the importation of molasses as feedstock to enable the industry to

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

First Monoploid Reference Sequence of Sugarcane

(U.S. Department of Energy/Joint Genome Institute/Phys.Org) … For the highly polyploid sugarcane, an international team of researchers has successfully assembled a

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

India Rising to the Top of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To measure the impact that advanced biofuels are having in India, consider that the World Biofuels

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Land Where Sugar-Ethanol Is King Pushes Into Corn Biofuel

(Bloomberg)  The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest sugar-cane producer

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s Group Biotechnology — responsible for the Technology Platform Biotechnology — develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Shree Renuka Sugars Plans To Expand Ethanol Capacity By 25%

by Sai Ishwarbharath (Bloomberg Quint)  Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd. plans to capitalise on the Union Cabinet’s approval to hike the procurement price

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers in Guatemala Are Destroying Dams to Fight ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy

by Simon Granovsky-Larsen (The Conversation)  …  Ixpátz and four other rivers in the Champerico area had been re-routed from their natural courses

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Special Issue: Using an Ecosystem Services Perspective to Assess Biofuel Sustainability

(SEI.org)  This special issue of the journal Biomass and Bioenergy attempts to fill research gaps on the sustainability implications of liquid

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivian Oil Company to Invest 49 Million Dollars in Ethanol

(Prensa Latina)  State Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will invest over the next five years, 49 million dollars to store alcohol

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Rotten Potatoes: That’s the Government’s Answer to Your Rising Fuel Bill

by Garima Singh (Economic Times)  … While the government is hoping the rally in global rates declines soon, it is also looking

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Establishment of a Marine Focused Biorefinery for Bioethanol Production Using Seawater and a Novel Marine Yeast Strain

by Abdelrahman Saleh Zaky, Darren Greetham, Gregory A. Tucker & Chenyu Du (Scientific Reports)  Current technologies for bioethanol production rely on the

August 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Corn-Based Ethanol Industry Booms

(Bloomberg/Hellenic Shipping News)  The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Pushes for Ethanol, Sugar Mills Say It’s Unviable

Chiranjeevi Kulkarni (Deccan Herald News Service)  The Centre’s push for ethanol, touted as an effective tool to cut oil imports, may

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Units Plan to Start Operations in Oct Following Govt Relaxation

by Dilip Kumar Jha (Business Standard)  To add 250 mn litres of new capacity to the existing 2,750 million litres  —  …

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Commercialization Partnerships: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Explores Potential Ethanol Demand in Chile and Argentina

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Mills Put Premium on Ethanol Output, Idle Some Sugar Units

Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Brazilian cane mills will continue to prioritize ethanol production over sugar output well into the next crop season

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Braskem Launches Renewable EVA Derived from Sugarcane

by Stephen Moore (Plastics Today)  Brazilian resin supplier Braskem has introduced an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer derived from sugarcane. The

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC Pledges 5 Million Jobs With Bio-Fuels Soon

(NTA)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Looking at 27% Bioethanol Blend – Report

(Renewables Now) The Argentine government is looking at lifting the volume of ethanol in gasoline to 27%, Energia Estrategica reported

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

2G Ethanol Overcoming Tech Glitches, Competitive with Oil at $70

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Second-generation ethanol production is overcoming the technical difficulties that had slowed its development and is now seen

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Trade Agreement Access Sparks Record-Setting Exports To Colombia

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. corn exports to Colombia have set a new record every year since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Highly Complex Sugarcane Genome Has Finally Been Sequenced

(CIRAD/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sugarcane was the last major cultivated plant to have its genome sequenced. This was because of its huge

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Looks at Biofuels to Clean up Air, Save Taj Mahal

by Sowmiya Ashok (Indian Express)  Five days after the Supreme Court told the Centre that the Taj Mahal should either be

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

(UkrAgroConsult)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Ethanol Output Could Double by 2030 -Gov’t Study

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier (Reuters)  Brazil’s ethanol production could double by 2030, boosted by growing investments in the sector due to

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofutures: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Queensland Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Queensland’s vision is for a $1 billion sustainable and export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector, attracting

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Memorandum of Understanding Signed for the Realisation in California of a Plant for the Production of Energy from Renewable Sources

(Saipem)  Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power, LLC, for

July 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Mandatory Fuel Blending Ratio up

(The Herald)  Government has increased the mandatory blending ratio of unleaded petrol from 15 percent ethanol to 20 percent with immediate

June 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Indian Oil to Set up Rs 9 bn ethanol plant in Adityanath’s pocket borough

by Virendra Singh Rawat (Business Standard)  The company has sought 50 acres from a defunct sugar mill in Gorakhpur  —  Public sector

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Presidential Hopefuls Favor Free Market for Sugar, Ethanol

by Nicolle Castro (Platts)  Brazilian presidential pre-candidates spoke in favor of free fuel markets Monday at a sugarcane industry association UNICA forum

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Partly Powers Cathay Pacific Flight from Airbus

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  When a brand new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 flies from France to Hong Kong on

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Government Wants to Ease Process of Purchasing Ethanol, Says Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

(Financial Express/PTI)  Just like crude oil is treated as basic raw material for making petrol and diesel, Pradhan wanted ethanol to

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Sugar Industry Fears More Fuel Market Manipulation on the Horizon

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Platts and Valor Economico report that the sugarcane industry is worried further fuel market manipulation

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Targets 10 pct Cut in Fuel Sector Carbon Emissions

by Leonardo Goy, Marcelo Teixeira and José Roberto Gomes (Reuters)   Brazil plans to cut carbon emissions from its fuels sector by

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

(University of Florida) University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Local School Which Makes Its Own Biofuel

by Francis Witsenhuysen  (Northern Star) Learning how to turn sugar cane into biofuel in primary school is one thing, but running

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Set to Announce Rs8,000 Crore Plan to Bail out Sugarcane Farmers

(Live Mint)  The move comes close on the heels of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in the Kairana Lok Sabha

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

NE Asia Hydrous Ethanol Discussions Halted by Brazil Concerns

by Izham Ahmad (ICIS) Import discussions in northeast Asia’s spot hydrous ethanol market have ground to a halt on uncertainty over logistics in

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

All Eyes On Ethanol: Brazil’s Ethanol Industry Continues to Grow with the Help of Renewable Fuel Goals and International Partnerships.

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 90 percent of all new cars licensed in Brazil each year are flex

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

BK Birla Group to Set up Distillery for Rs80 Crore to Revive Its Sugar Business

by  Soumonty Kanungo  (Live Mint)  Jay Shree Tea MD D.P. Maheshwari says the BK Birla Group is looking to process molasses,

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India

by Ramya Natarajan (Economic Times/Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy)  For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

A Yield Revolution in Row Crops Cometh

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10’s Brave New World of Metabolic Engineering, Benson Hill’s cloud biology and CRISPR/Cas9 from Purdue and

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: RenovaBio Must Accurately Reflect Imported Ethanol Pathways

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol

(The Gleaner)  Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy

(Times of India)  The Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains,

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Key Enzyme for Production of Second-Generation Ethanol Discovered in Brazilian Amazon

(São Paulo Research Foundation/EurekAlert)  Protein encoded by gene found in microorganisms living in Amazon lake could boost efficiency on the sugarcane

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive: The Last Call

by Géraldine Kutas (The Parliament Magazine/Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA))  Ahead of this week’s RED II negotiations, Géraldine Kutas explains where policymakers

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Thailand Lowers Sugar Export Volume, Sets Aside Extra for Ethanol Production

by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters)  Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year,

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Out Biomass in the Land Down Under

by Patrick C. Miller (Biomass Magazine)  Will Australia use bioenergy to its full potential, or primarily serve export markets? — Australia’s bioenergy

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Sugarcane’s Toxic Waste Can Turn into a Boon for Farmers

by Paul Johnl (Times of India)   Sugarcanemolasses-based distilleries in India are not only water guzzlers but purge a highly toxic residue— spent-wash or vinasse.

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Undiscovered Furan Country: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Origin Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Origin is a new kind of chemical company, focused on the future of materials science. By

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bioethanol-Fuelled Bioeconomy

by Mario Bonaccorso  (Renewable Matter) … 700 million tonnes of sugarcane treated in one year; 30.23 billion litres of bioethanol

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Australian Sugar Industry Warned to Look beyond Biofuel Future

by Lara Webster (ABC Rural)  The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Market Development Organizations Applaud Japan Policy Shift To Allow Use Of U.S. Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Research Shows How Genetics Can Contribute for Advances in 2G Ethanol Production

(FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO/EurekAlert!)  The study focused three fungi species which produce enzymes with application

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Equipment Needs to Study Mixing of Fibrous Materials

by Gregory T. Benz (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  There are many sources of organic fibers that can be used as feedstock

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Biofuel Producers Oppose Further Deforestation of the Amazon

by Claire Stam (EURACTIV.com)  The Brazilian Senate is considering lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon.

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Parity Has ‘Lost Relevance’ as Indicator of Sugar Price Lows

by Mike Verdin (AgriMoney)  Ethanol parity “has lost relevance” as a floor for world sugar prices, in a sign of Brazil’s

April 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Kenya: Mumias Sugar Suspends Cane Crushing

by Benson Amadala (Daily Nation/All Africa)  Mumias Sugar Company has temporarily stopped crushing of cane due to shortage of raw material.

April 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Parliamentary Committee Raises Concern over Ethanol Blending Programme

(IANS /Moneylife)  Raising an alarm over slow ethanol procurement for blending with the petrol, a parliamentary committee has flagged loopholes in

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Sakol Energy Poised to Become a Fully Integrated Power Provider

(Sakol Energy) Sakol Energy PLC (SKE), a natural gas provider, has successfully acquired the last biomass licence with high FIT rate

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Sugar Glut Pushes Brazil Mills into Ethanol, White Sugar, Washouts

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Brazilian mills are doing everything they can to keep raw sugar off the global market as Brazil’s cane

March 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Biofuel from Sugarcane – Why Is SA Not Rushing Ahead?

by Chris Ward (Daily Maverick)  Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivia Invests $1.6 Billion to Boost Output of Sugar-Based Ethanol

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  A $1.6 billion investment by 2025 will allow ethanol made from sugarcane represent 25 percent of fuels

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Short-Term Bioenergy Solutions for Meeting the Two Degree Celsius Scenario (2DS)

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced BiofuelsUSA) Highlighting how policy makers, investors and scientists can jointly work together to transform the global

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel to Supplement Oil Supplies

by Tryness Tembo (Zambia Daily Mail Limited) For any economy to grow, stable supply of fuel at affordable prices should be guaranteed

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Sugar Mills Start Genetically-Modified Cane Plantation

by José Roberto Gomes (Reuters) Brazilian sugar mills looking to grow the world’s first variety of genetically modified (GM) sugarcane

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  —  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the

February 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Mahle’s MBE2 Could Increase Ethanol Production without Planting New Sugarcane

(Autocar Pro News Desk)  A new product launched by Mahle has the potential to revolutionise the ethanol industry at a global

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

(University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Illinois

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ABR Energy Teams with Malawi Ethanol Producers to Produce Power

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, ABR Energy is teaming with Press Corp to produce power from ethanol near its Press

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Hundreds of Jobs’ to Come with New NQ Project

by Morgan Oss (The Chronicle)  Hundreds of jobs could soon be up for grabs in North Queensland, with work due to

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol Market: Advancement in Production Technologies and Demand for Cleaner and Cost-Effective Fuel in Automobile Sector to Bolster Uptake, notes TMR

(Transparency Market Research/Globe Newswire)  Global Ethanol Market could rise at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast timeframe 2017–2022 to touch

February 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Expected Rise in Ethanol Demand to Be Met by Corn-Based Fuel

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  An expected increase in ethanol demand in Brazil, boosted by the country’s economic recovery and a new

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Search for Sustainable Fuels Drives Researchers at UI’s New Bioenergy Center

byJulie Wurth  (News Gazette)  A Midwest crop of the future: grasses and other plants that produce their own oils to be

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Corn Overtakes Sugar Cane as Ethanol Feedstock in Brazil

by Mike Verdin (Agrimoney)  Brazil’s low season for cane crushing is proving particularly downbeat, with processing volumes reaching their lowest in

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Zera Boss Grilled over ‘Favourable’ Rautenbach’s Green Fuel Ethanol Price

by Veneranda Langa (News Day)  Legislators yesterday grilled Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) chief executive officer Gloria Magombo over the price

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivia Announces Intent to Establish E10 Mandate at USGC Seminar

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Saves Zimbabwe $26,5 Million

by Kenneth Matimaire (The Financial Gazette)  Ethanol fuel blending saved the country an estimated $26,5 million in 2017, representing 2,65 percent of

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Malawi Ethanol Producers to Invest $100 Million to Crush Cane for Feedstock

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, Presscane and Ethco plan to invest $100 million in two sugarcane crushing facilities to produce syrup

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Japan: Japan Invites Public Comments on Fuel Ethanol Policy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

BRAZIL: Ethanol Demand Expected To Increase 60% In 2018, Says NexSteppe

(RTT News/Markets Insider)  The RenovaBio program – which aims at increasing biofuels consumption – and rising gasoline prices in Brazil should

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

GGC Readies B7bn Complex

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  Global Green Chemical Plc (GGC), the SET-listed biochemical arm of PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), plans

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article
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