The Argentine government on 10 May raised prices for the purchase of bioethanol made from sugarcane or corn for mandatory blending with gasoline, reported Reuters.
Now, researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that the catalyst for the methane-methanol conversion induces this complex reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion.
Competitive isobutanol production process using supercritical carbon dioxide as solvent [Registered]
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts have developed a novel process using an unorthodox solvent and engineered microbe to produce isobutanol economically.
India is set to close in on the highest ever ethanol blend in gasoline of 7.2% in the current season (December 2018 – November 2019), according to local press reports.
Brazil’s largest grain-producing state Mato Grosso will see an investment of BRL 1 billion (US$257 million) by FS Bioenergia in the building of the company’s third corn-ethanol plant in Nova Mutum, according to Valor Economico.
Corn ethanol production is expected to increase from 840 million litres in 2018 to 1.4 billion litres in 2019, according to Ricardo Tomczyk, president of the National Union of Ethanol from Corn (Unem).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 12th March released its proposed rule ending the summertime ban of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline, a move requested by President Donald Trump to help corn growers that supply the raw material for the biofuel.
A consortium of companies comprising Enerkem, Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and the Port of Rotterdam, has announced that Shell will become an equal equity partner in Europe’s first advanced waste-to-chemicals and biofuels plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Measures taken by the Indian government in 2018 to boost ethanol production in the country are already resulting in an increase in contracted supply volumes, according to local press reports.
Finland’s parliament has approved to increase the biofuels mandate for transportation to 30% by 2029.