July 09, 2019

Anellotech successfully demos biomass pretreatment technology

BY Anellotech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAnellotech’s MinFree technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process, has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton per day scale. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

LLNL: Turning the switch on biofuels

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicLLNL scientists and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote IIL tolerance, and therefore overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

UNF researcher wins USDA grant to study switchgrass

BY University of North Florida Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicMike Aspinwall, an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida, was awarded nearly half a million dollars from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study switchgrass as a viable plant-based biofuel. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

ABFA: Letter urges EPA to finalize provisions in REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA group of 15 companies sent a letter to Assistant EPA Administrator Bill Wehrum June 12 urging the agency to finalize provisions in the proposed REGS rule to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers for the production of certain biofuels. READ MORE

June 07, 2019

EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyThe EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on ag-related industries. READ MORE

June 04, 2019

Letter urges extension of 3 biofuel-related tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerReps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to retroactively extend several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by 17 additional members of the House. READ MORE