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2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Better solvents improve production of biofuels, bioproducts

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessResearchers have found a new way to measure and analyze how a solvent alters the stability of two different points of a chemical reaction, the initial state and the transition state. The findings could help improve biofuel production. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Biofuel groups advocate for tax credit extensions at hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on post tax reform evaluation of recently expired tax provisions. Several representatives of the biofuels industry offered testimony at the event. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Aemetis validates yields at cellulosic demonstration plant

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes Inc., has received third-party validation from Leidos Engineering of ethanol and protein yields produced its integrated demonstration unit. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Aemetis begins procurement for cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has announced that its engineering firm, ATSI, has completed front end loading (FEL) engineering for its 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Riverbank, California. Aemetis will now begin procurement activities for the facility. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional, advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel fuels. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Digestive ability of ancient insects may aid biofuel development

BY University of York Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe University of York has announced a study of the unusual digestive system of firebrats, an ancient group of insects, is providing new insights into future biofuel production. The insects are able to efficiently digest cellulose. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Aemetis cellulosic demonstrate unit meets USDA loan requirements

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has successfully built and operated an integrated demonstration unit for more than 120 days of continuous operations with 94 percent uptime, meeting the requirements for a USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan. READ MORE

March 02, 2018

Pacific Ethanol releases 2017 results, reports improved margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessOn Feb. 28, Pacific Ethanol Inc. released fourth quarter and 2017 financial results. During an investor call, Neil Koehler, president and CEO of the company, provided an update of plant operations and said product margins are currently improving. READ MORE