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Senators, governors advocate for strong biomass-based diesel RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral senators and governors are taking action to urge the Trump administration to ensure strong 2018 and 2019 renewable blending obligations (RVOs) are set under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Iowa plant receives EPA approval for cellulosic production

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa Falls, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

St1 progresses with plans for advanced biofuels

BY St1 Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessSt1 recently announced it plans to begin producing renewable diesel at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2020. The company also said it continues to develop advanced ethanol production technologies with a focus on lignocellulosic feedstocks. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Ames Laboratory announces new science in converting biomass

BY Ames Laboratory Found In:CellulosicScientists at Ames Laboratory are experimenting with chemical reactions that decompose lignin models at low temperatures and pressures. The team is combining the decomposition and stabilization processes into one multi-functional catalyst. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Senators urge Pruitt to issue strong 2018 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 38 senators have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to ensure the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements promote growth in the U.S. biofuels sector and the U.S. economy. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Energy Conference focuses on profitable energy independence

BY Huggins Consulting Group LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessCompetitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group of nearly 150 thought leaders, industry representatives, researchers and suppliers convened at the Energy Conference in Iowa Sept. 11-13. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Grant to help beef up biofuels using evolutionary approaches

BY Michigan State University Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicResearchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to fight disease in switchgrass by identifying regions of the genome that cause disease resistance. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Hearing focuses on Farm Bill rural development, energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill focused on rural development and energy programs. The committee has now held nine hearings this year focused on Farm Bill development. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

USDA NIFA announces $21.1 million to grow the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. READ MORE