International Sugar Journal

Novel two-step process to convert glucose into hydrocarbons [Full subscriber]

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Minnesota have developed a technology combining fermentation and chemical refining that converts glucose into hydrocarbons found in gasoline.

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Brazil – FS invests US$420 million for new corn-ethanol plant in Matto Grosso [Full subscriber]

FS, a market leader in low carbon biofuel and animal nutrition production, recently announced plans to construct its third biofuels facility in Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso.

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India – Ethanol price increases incentivises the sector [Full subscriber]

Indian government raised the price at which oil marketing companies will buy ethanol from sugar mills on November 10, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur said.

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R. palustris engineered to produce carbon-neutral n-butanol [Full subscriber]

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have engineered a microbe Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) to produce biofuel from carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light.

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ADM partners with Gevo to produce jet fuel from ethanol [Full subscriber]

Agribusiness ADM and the biotech start-up Gevo recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels.

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India – LanzaTech partners with SED to produce bagasse-based ethanol [Full subscriber]

Spray Engineering Devices (SED), a multidisciplinary engineering company, is partnering with LanzaTech in the first-of-its-kind bagasse to ethanol project in India.

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Gevo and Axens partner to produce sustainable aviation fuel [Full subscriber]

Gevo and Axens North America are partnering to accelerate the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the United States.

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France – Drivers opt for ethanol amidst rising petrol prices [Full subscriber]

Ethanol sales will hit record highs in France this year and next, supported by strong demand for fuel blend E85 as car owners seek cheaper alternatives to gasoline, reported Reuters.

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Romania – Construction of €140 million cellulosic ethanol plant completed [Full subscriber]

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant said on 15th October that it had completed the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in the southern Romanian county of Dolj.

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India – Government injected US$4.65 billion over last six years to incentivise ethanol production [Full subscriber]

Over the last six years, this Government has successfully injected INR350 billion (US$4.65 billion) to drive ethanol production, according to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

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