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Cheaper Gas Prices, Gasoline, & Ethanol

Cheaper Gasoline, Cleaner Air or Both?

March 16, 2022

If we want it all, and we do, what’s the answer? Oil prices are shooting up and going higher; gasoline prices gallop along in concert. Recently it was announced that 60 million barrels of oil will be released from petroleum reserves. Since the world uses 90-plus million barrels per day, the 60 million barrels should […]

Innovation Center in the UK Expansion

BetaTec Expands its UK Innovation Center

May 19, 2021

Despite the ongoing global pandemic BetaTec Hop Products, the world leader in the beyond brewing applications of hop products, has completed its expansion of its BetaTec Innovation Center (BIC) located in Malvern Hills Science Park, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, on a 10-acre site of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of Malvern Hills. The expansion project […]

Sustainability Ethanol Production Industry

Sustainability, the Key to Survival in Ethanol Production

February 24, 2021

No one needs to be reminded of the difficulties and complexities 2020 has presented. Like the famous philosopher once said, “It’s difficult to remember that your objective was to drain the swamp when you are up to your butt in alligators.” Nonetheless, it is impossible to ignore the problem of continuing to espouse an ethos […]

Save the World Bees from Varroa Mites

Save the World’s Bees from Varroa Mites

January 22, 2021

At the BetaTec Innovation Centre (BIC) in Malvern UK, we have been working on a project to save the world’s bees from the deadly varroa mite. This, of course, means we need a beehive for research. This beehive is located on the BIC roof and has to be looked after and managed by us. Covid […]

Ethanol Plant, Energy, Fracking, Events

Energy, Fracking, Ethanol, and Events

June 29, 2020

The past two decades or so have been extraordinary for energy producers in the United States. Two of the most noteworthy have been first, the exponential growth of the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas production and secondly, the equally impressive growth of an industry to produce ethanol for fuel. Neither […]

Antibiotics in Ethanol

Antibiotic Use in Ethanol Production

June 3, 2019

I recently attended a symposium where the issue of using antibiotics in ethanol production was discussed. This matter has been a point of debate for many years and will probably continue as such unless the FDA or some other regulatory entity decides to take a firm stand against allowing antibiotics to be used. As it […]

An Insight on Boating Issues with Ethanol

December 27, 2018

I often read boating magazines. Occasionally, I find an article about ethanol and the destructive impact it’s having on the boating population. These pieces, without exception, have errors that make them not only wrong but also inherently misleading. The message that is usually conveyed is that small amounts of ethanol in gasoline are destructive to […]

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