UK: Ethanol producer Ensus to close in November
DATE 26Oct 2018

Bioethanol production at the Ensus plant in northern England will pause for an indefinite length of time from late November, removing another significant feed wheat customer from the UK market. German biofuel producer CropEnergies said the length of the suspension at the plant in Wilton would depend on market conditions, and cited low bioethanol prices… Read More »

India: UP sugar mills to start crushing from Oct 27 amid Rs 78-bn cane arrears
DATE 26Oct 2018

Sugarcane crushing in the country’s top producing state, Uttar Pradesh, is slated to begin from Saturday, October 27, in the shadow of farmers’ outstanding of Rs 78 billion for the previous 2017-18 season. The Modi Group’s sugar mill in Meerut has issued the indent to farmers for the supply of cane and it is slated… Read More »

Canada: How It Works-Ethanol
DATE 26Oct 2018

Although gasoline is a fossil fuel, not everything you put in your tank is liquefied dinosaurs. Almost all fuel sold in Canada contains a percentage of ethanol, a plant-based renewable fuel. The federal government requires a minimum of 5 per cent renewable fuel in gasoline and 2 per cent in diesel, across each fuel producer… Read More »

USA: Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy segment
DATE 26Oct 2018

Novozymes released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The company said strong growth in demand for enzymes in the conventional biofuel market helped drive the increase. Overall, Novozymes reported 5 percent organic sales growth for the third quarter, when compared to the same period of last… Read More »

Kenya: Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri grilled by Senate special team probing sugarcane crisis
DATE 26Oct 2018

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri is before a Senate special committee probing the maize crisis.  During his Mashujaa Day speech at Bukhungu Stadium, President Uhuru Kenyatta assured sugarcane farmers the government will release Sh2.6 billion owed them in less than a month. Uhuru instructed a task force be established and chaired by Kiunjuri and Governor… Read More »