A new study finds that the introduction of E20 in Europe may be key to hitting EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets, while the U.S. Department of Energy’s Billion-Ton Report expands on its previous work to update its biomass resource assessment. This, plus a looming Chinese grain shortage, and it’s been a busy week for the biofuel industry. Read on for this week’s biggest biofuel stories!
India is on course to import more ethanol than ever before in 2017, with the U.S. and Brazil together filling more than 90% of the need. Meanwhile, producers are exploring the idea of shipping ethanol to the Asian ethanol market via the U.S. West Coast. Keep reading for these headlines and more from this week in ethanol news.
DONG Energy and Novozymes announced a partnership for a power plant using enzymes to create green energy, and DOE scientists are using enzymes in a different way: this time, to dramatically increase ethanol yield from trees. Read on for more can’t-miss bioenergy headlines from the week.
Nissan announced a new system that will power vehicles with bio-ethanol, researchers set sail for one year at sea with a vessel powered by 100% ethanol, and the U.S. ethanol industry is about to expand even more. Read on for more details of the top biofuel headlines from the past week.