Cellulosic

May 03, 2018

Groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic pathway approvals

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyToday five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from demand-destroying Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and toward pathway approvals for cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Edeniq pathway technology renamed to Intellulose

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. announced May 3 that its Pathway technology has been renamed Intellulose, effective immediately. The rebranding effort includes a new Intellulose logo and has been implemented in company-related materials. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy

BY North Carolina State University Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

EPA: 20.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Novozymes reports strong growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes has released first quarter financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The increase is attributed, in part, to the recent launch of the company’s first yeast solution for conventional biofuels. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 25, 2018

Syngenta: Cellerate technology can benefit ethanol producers

BY Syngenta Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAs ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes have shown significant promise in adding value through the diversification of product streams, according to Syngenta. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Opinion: Crafting Coproducts

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about coproducts, carbon capture, dryer safety, and a preview of the upcoming International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Research shows how genetics can improve 2G ethanol production

BY FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA recent study by researchers in Brazil focused on three fungi species that produce enzymes with application in biomass degradation. The scientists reveal how these substances are regulated and how they can interact synergically. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The agenda for the world’s largest ethanol conference is, as always, jam-packed with relevant and intriguing panel discussions. Attendees will need to plan which concurrent tracks they’ll attend. Here’s the info. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

NUS engineers pioneer new technique for biofuel production

BY National University of Singapore Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEngineers from the National University of Singapore recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, is capable of directly converting cellulose to biobutanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Trump pledges support for year-round E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, President Donald Trump pledged his support for allowing year-round sales of E15. Representatives of the ethanol industry are speaking out in support of his announcement. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Alliance BioEnergy Plus announces sublicense agreement

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. announced April 5 that it has signed a sublicense agreement with Phoenix Biomaterials Thomaston LLC for the use of its licensed and patented CTS process in a plant Phoenix intends to build in Thomaston, Georgia. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Insight into how cellulose is built could benefit biofuels

BY Penn State Found In:CellulosicA comprehensive look at how plants build cellulose, the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells that is used in a wide variety of manmade materials, could have important implications for its use in biofuels. READ MORE

March 30, 2018

Aemetis discusses plans to upgrade Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released fourth quarter 2017 financial results on March 29, highlighting progress with the development of its proposed 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and discussing plans to upgrade its existing corn ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 30, 2018

NREL discovers enzyme domains that improve performance

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessBy studying and comparing the workhorse cellulose-degrading enzymes of two fungi, researchers from NREL have pinpointed regions on these enzymes that can be targeted via genetic engineering to help break down cellulose faster. READ MORE

March 28, 2018

Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

BY Lonnie Shekhtman, Princeton University Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessResearchers at Princeton University are using light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a powerful new tool to probe and understand the inner working of cells. READ MORE

March 27, 2018

Researchers engineer yeast to grow on xylose

BY Tufts University Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessResearchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow faster and to higher cell densities. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, including approximately 20.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

Aemetis reaches permitting milestone for cellulosic plant

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis, Inc. has achieved a major milestone by completing the key federal and state agency permitting and environmental approvals for construction of the cellulosic ethanol plant in Riverbank, California. READ MORE

March 21, 2018

Enerkem produces a new high-octane biofuel

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. recently announced that it has produced a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. The fuel has a research octane number (RON) of up to 112. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

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