Finland – EC approves funding of €34 million for 2 biofuel plants [Full subscriber]
The European Commission (EC) approved on 21 December, under EU State aid rules, two support measures, costing €34 million, to construct advanced biofuels plants in the country.
USA – Win for biofuels industry and farmers from proposed changes by EPA [Registered]
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 7th December called for cutting biofuel-blending quotas retroactively for 2020 while cracking down on waivers issued from 2019-2021 to refineries by the Trump administration, notching a win for the biofuels industry and farmers and a blow to oil refineries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.