Cellulosic

December 07, 2020

Biofuel, bioenergy groups urge Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

EERE launches new portal for applying to funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency has introduced the EERE Program Information Center, EERE’s new portal for funding opportunities. Several training opportunities on the new system are available in December and January. READ MORE

December 02, 2020

Construction of Sunliquid plant in Romania to be compete in 2021

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, Romania. The company is also making headway with the recruitment and training of staff. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

DOE provides $15M for new bioimaging instrumentation, approaches

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessOn Nov. 16, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to provide up to $15 million for bioimaging research to develop new and improved instrumentation and approaches to visualizing metabolic processes in living cells. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

Nodel, IncubEx launch RIN futures and options, new REC contracts

BY Nodel Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNodal Exchange and IncubEx on Nov. 17 announced the successful launch of eight new renewable identification number (RIN) futures and options contracts, plus seven new renewable energy certificate (REC) contracts. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 13, 2020

Aemetis reports progress with sanitizer products, RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc. discussed company’s business in the sanitizer market and provided an update of its renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 12. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Ethanol Producer Magazine releases 2021 media kit

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine the leading publication for the ethanol industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Ethanol Producer Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Oil state senators ask EPA to undermine the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral oil state senators are urging the EPA to set the 2021 RVO for renewable fuel below the E10 blend wall. They also called for cellulosic, advanced biofuel, and biomass-based diesel RVOs be set at the level of demonstrated domestic production. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

USDA launches OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on Oct. 1 it is now accepting applications for its four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative, which was launched earlier this year to make it easier for lenders to access those four loan programs. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

Researchers: Lignin could replace biomass processing solvent

BY SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA research team at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry hasw concluded that lignin—a polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants—has the potential to replace biomass processing solvent and drive down the cost of biofuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Report: Brazilian ethanol production expected to fall 16% in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessBrazil is expected to produce 31.35 billion liters (8.28 billion gallons) of ethanol this year, down 16 percent from 2019, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Novozymes launches Fibrex platform for corn fiber-to-ethanol

BY Novozymes Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes on Sept. 16 announced the launch of Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

LanzaTech: Advanced biofuel facility gets green light in India

BY LanzaTech Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessIndia-based Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. is planning to install a second generation ethanol facility. The company has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an 5.3 million gallon facility. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

FEW general sessions address policy, production

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerDiscussions during the general session of the 2020 virtual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo focused on the RFS, SREs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. ethanol industry, its product mix and operations. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Skor focuses on the road ahead in FEW keynote

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, Retailer“What a year we’ve had,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said in her keynote address at the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. She discussed the many challenges the U.S. ethanol industry currently faces. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

EPA: 1.62 billion RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for July, reporting that 1.62 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 1.51 billion RINs generated in June. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

EPA seeks nominations for Science Advisory Board, SAB committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees. Nominations are due Aug. 31. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Ricketts signs bill establishing renewable chemical tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Aug. 20 signed LB 1107, a legislative package that includes a production tax credit for renewable chemicals and provides property tax reform that will benefit various types of property owners, including biofuel plants. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

ACE conference to feature USDA official, fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerACE's 33rd annual conference is being held as a live virtual event on Sept. 16 and will feature a USDA official, fuel retailers and a market analyst. Attendees will have dual access the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Court denies challenge to EPA’s corn fiber pathway guidance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn a split decision, a federal appeals court on Aug. 14 denied a petition filed by Poet Biorefining last year challenging guidance issued by the U.S. EPA in May 2019 regarding the registration of corn kernel fiber pathways under the RFS. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Clariant, Chemtex partner in China for Sunliquid technology

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant announced on Aug. 15 that a strategic partnership has been formed with Chemtex for the realization of second-generation biofuel projects. The two parties will collaborate to market and sell Clariant’s sunliquid technology licenses in China. READ MORE