International Sugar Journal

USA – Strategic Biofuels plans to build 145 million litres lignocellulosic diesel plant in Louisiana [Full subscriber]

Strategic Biofuels LLC, a project development company, announced on 23rd April it plans to develop a renewable diesel plant in Louisiana that will produce up to 32 million gallons (145.5 million litres) per year of renewable fuel using wood waste.

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USA – DOE to award US$61.4 million towards research on biofuel, bioenergy projects [Full subscriber]

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced on 8th April the availability of US$61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of a variety of bioenergy projects, including those related to marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, residential wood heating, and renewable natural gas (RNG).

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India – Oil firms prioritize building cheaper 1G rather than 2G ethanol plants [Full subscriber]

India’s state-run oil refiners are prioritizing building first generation (1G) ethanol plants rather than build second generation (2G) cellulosic ethanol plants, as they are more cost-effective, according to local press reports citing officials from oil marketing companies.

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Food waste to biodiesel production process successfully road tested for 2000 hours continuously [Full subscriber]

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have successfully tested their technology to process food waste via hydrothermal liquefication into biocrude which undergoes hydro-treatment to produce biofuel.

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Kenya – Vuma Biofuels produces fuel briquettes from cane bagasse [Full subscriber]

Vuma Biofuels is exploiting bagasse it has access to from two cane sugar factories to produce fuel briquettes.

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Global biofuels output to increase by over 25% by 2026 says IEA [Full subscriber]

The International Energy Agency expects global biofuels production to increase by more than 25% by 2026, after the ‘demand shock’ caused by COVID-19 cutting road fuel demand and triggering a drop in output.

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Cane sugar ethanol fermentation yields increased by 3% from promoting co-occurring Lactobacillus amylovorus [Full subscriber]

Cane sugar ethanol fermentation represents a simple microbial community dominated by S. cerevisiae and co-occurring bacteria with a clearly defined functionality. Researchers at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) and Yale University have discovered that both the total yield and the cost of the fermentation process could be improved by promoting the prevalence of a particular bacterial species.

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Brazil – Sao Martinho invests in flex plant technology to produce ethanol from corn [Full subscriber]

One of Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol groups São Martinho SA has selected and contracted Fluid Quip’s Flex Plant Technology to be installed at its Boa Vista sugarcane ethanol facility in Quirinópolis, Goiás to process corn for ethanol.

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Turning food wastes into energy-dense biofuels [Full subscriber]

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have successfully converted food waste homes and businesses into an energy-dense biofuel. PNNL has deployed customized equipment known as […]

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Indian Oil Corporation to invest US$163 million for 2 new ethanol plants [Full subscriber]

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is planning to invest ₹12 billion (US$163 million) for new ethanol production plants in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, according to a top IOC official.  

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