Argentina increases required blend of ethanol in gasoline to 12%

Plantations International News Argentina is set to beef up its ethanol production by increasing the required blend of ethanol in gasoline from 10% to 12%, according to media reports. The South American country's President, Mauricio Macri, said the additional ethanol would be exclusively derived from sugar, according to news agency Reuters. The increase should provide a boost to farmers there who have been struggling with a slump in global sugar prices since 2010 due to oversupply. "This announcement that the blend of ethanol in gasoline will rise to 12% from 10% guarantees the growth of the region," Macri told Reuters. Argentina, [...]

UPM to field examination wood-based gasoline in city bus traffic

Plantations International News UPM is to begin area tests of its novel wood-based diesel energy in city buses along with Helsinki Area Transport (HSL) as well as the VTT Technical Research Center. The beta test are likewise assisted by St1, Volvo and also Transdev Finland. The brand-new round of examinations with UPM BioVerno energy will begin in October as well as compete a minimum of one year. UPM BioVerno diesel has formerly been studied in numerous engine and vehicle examinations carried out by numerous research study centers as well as in fleet examinations, all with excellent outcomes. The studies have actually [...]