Cellulosic

July 10, 2020

DOE funds 8 biomanufacturing projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 10 announced the selection of eight projects totaling over $5 million to conduct research and development (R&D) needed to accelerate the US biomanufacturing sector. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Biofuel groups urge Congress to extend tax biofuel credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSix biofuel trade groups sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 19 expressing support for the proposed extension of tax incentives for advanced biofuels that were included in the GREEN Act. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Praj, Sekab partner on biofuels, biochemicals from forest residue

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj Industries and Sekab E-Technology AB, Sweden signed a cooperation agreement to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce advanced biofuels and biochemicals from forest residue as feedstock. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS during the month, down from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Bill compels EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that aims to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations under the RFS that the EPA has failed to take action on and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Nextfor launches effort to commercialize lignin technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOntario-based Nextfor, a program of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, has launched a $1 million challenge that aims to commercialize the transformation of lignin into chemicals and materials for value-added applications. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

EPA: 1.05 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that 1.05 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, down from 2.74 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Senate committee approves bioeconomy R&D bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on May 20 passed the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020. The bill, S. 3734, aims to strengthen and broaden engineering biology. READ MORE

May 22, 2020

USDA publishes final rule for 9003 loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service on May 18 published a final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program in the Federal Register. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Aemetis upgrades Keyes plant, prepares for startup of RNG project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc., discussed steps the company is taking to produce pharmacopeia- and food-grade alcohol and provided updates of the company’s advanced biofuel projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 14. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 05, 2020

Valmet to supply automation to ethanol plant in Austria

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessValmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s ethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The plant will produce ethanol from waste materials from the adjacent viscose pulp mill by fermenting and distilling wood sugar. READ MORE

April 29, 2020

GranBio produces hand sanitizer at Georgia research facility

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio Technologies, via its wholly-owned subsidiary AVAPCO LLC, has converted its biorefinery research facility in Thomaston, Georgia, to the production of hand sanitizer to help fill demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard regulations delayed by COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Canadian government announced on April 24 it will delay publication of proposed regulations for the liquid fuel class of its Clean Fuel Standard until fall 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has been moved due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Originally scheduled for mid-June in Minneapolis, the FEW is now rescheduled to take place Aug. 24-26 in Omaha. READ MORE

April 24, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, including 34.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to new green fuels

BY Aarhus University Found In:CellulosicA new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas, according to researchers. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Ace approved to generate D3 RINs from corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessTo participate in the RFS program and generate RINs, renewable fuel producers must meet the registration requirements in Title 40 CFR Part 80. With the EPA approval, Ace Ethanol can now produce ethanol from corn kernel fiber and generate D3 RINs. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

EPA: 36.77 cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently released RIN generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, including more than 36.77 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Study shows environmental benefit of ethanol vehicles

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessA recent study by researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center explores the environmental benefits of decarbonizing the U.S. light duty transportation fleet, and the role ethanol can play in limiting global temperature increases. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

DOE cancels March 24-25 meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 16 announced it has canceled the open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for March 24-25 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

Aemetis provide updates of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemestis Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on March 12, reporting increased revenues and progress with the development of its cellulosic ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet March 24-25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development and Technical Advisory Committee for March 24-25. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Versalis to restart Italian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessVersalis, the chemical subsidiary of Italian oil and gas company Eni, announced in February that the cellulosic biorefinery it acquired from the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group in 2018 will restart operations during the first half of 2020. READ MORE

February 28, 2020

EPA: 1.45 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released Renewable Fuel Standard renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 454,720 cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

In Depth: Relevant Results

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: A technical and economic analysis of eight fractionation techniques shows cost, profitability and coproduct quality comparisons. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. reported a profitable Q4 for its ethanol group during a Feb. 13 earnings call, but noted a difficult margin environment is expected to continue. The company also reported its Element plant is producing cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE