Cellulosic

January 02, 2019

EPA: 27.83 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 27.83 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicScientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

In Depth: The Most of Every Kernel

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants are under construction, stirring hope that the concept is gaining steam. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

ABC: Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard takes step forward

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, PolicyIn a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada has released the Regulatory Design Paper reflecting a year of intensive consultation on the national Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Opinion: Welcome, 2019

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about Iowa's importance to ethanol, an update on two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants, a look at plant safety and security, and more. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

RFA: RFS2 ‘has unquestionably lived up to its promise’

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEleven years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States—the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

December 18, 2018

Progress made on proposed Enerkem facility in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe development of a waste-to-biofuels plant in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area is one step closer to reality with the Metropolitan Council’s recent approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and design deposit agreement with Enerkem Inc. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

EPA sets 2019 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.77

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published a notice on its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2019 at $1.77. The price is slightly lower than the CWC price for 2018, which was set at $1.96 in December 2017. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Agenda released for 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

Report: Biofuels, bioproducts required to meet GHG goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA report released by the Biofuture Platform states that the world’s greenhouse gas reduction goals cannot be met without greater use of biofuels and bioproducts. The report also describes several barriers impeding future progress in the sector. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

A crustacean could hold secret to making wood-based biofuels

BY University of York Found In:CellulosicScientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that have evolved eat wood washed into the sea. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Surplus assets of former Ineos Bio plant to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessSome of the land and equipment associated with the former Ineos Bio Energy 8 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and associated 6 MW bioenergy plant in Vero Beach, Florida, is being offered for sale via an auction with Maas Companies. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renmatix, Gevo sign joint development agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Renmatix have announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFT technology and alcohol to jet process. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

EPA finalizes 2019 RFS RVOs, fails to address waiver, eRIN issues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA released a final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS. When compared to the proposed rule, the final rule increases the RVOs for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ACE hopes to help grow Mexico’s ethanol market

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerFresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said interest in ethanol among the country’s retailers is piqued. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Draft bill would sunset RFS, establish national octane standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, PolicyA discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act was released on Nov. 21. The bill aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. Those in the biofuels industry are criticizing the bill for its treatment of the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Opinion: Increasing the Role of Advanced Biofuels in the US

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE:Brazilian sugarcane ethanol can be a major part of U.S. renewable fuels industry. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessDuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG. READ MORE

November 19, 2018

EPA: 29.5 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 29.5 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGeoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Enerkem cofounder named 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessWaste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Vincent Chornet, the company's cofounder, president and CEO, was recognized with the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the cleantech category. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

Aemetis discusses cellulosic project, plant improvements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues. The company also provided an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol project in Riverbank, California, which will feature LanzaTech technology. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting reduce net sales and total gallons sold. During an investor call, the company provided an update of its plant improvement projects. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Valmet to supply BioTrac system to cellulosic plant in Romania

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessValmet has announced it will supply its BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Clariant for use in its 500,000-ton-per-year (16.74 MMgy) sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020. READ MORE