Cellulosic

June 07, 2017

Siouxland Energy receives EPA D3 RIN registration

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc., a cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy Cooperative recently announced that the U.S. EPA approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 MMgy corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Alliance Bioenergy licenses process to Earth's Renewable Energy

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Energy Group, has entered into a sublicensing agreement with Earth's Renewable Energy LLC of Newport Beach, California. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose

BY Joint Genome Institute Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA team led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara has found for the first time that early lineages of fungi can form complexes of enzymes capable of degrading plant biomass. READ MORE

June 02, 2017

RSB report outlines 2016 achievements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global renewable fuels industry. A total of 17 countries are now represented in the program. READ MORE

June 02, 2017

Research aims to produce biofuel feedstock on strip-mine sites

BY Amy Duke, Penn State Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicMarvin Hall, a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is working to bring a highly productive life back to land damaged by mining using switchgrass, a crop that can be used as an alternative fuel source. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs

BY Los Alamos National Laboratory Found In:CellulosicA Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the cost of creating biofuels. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

UW technology converts biomass into 3 high-value chemicals

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have developed a new process for obtaining three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop using gamma valerolactone (GVL), a solvent that is derived from plant material. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad will resign as governor on May 24 and immediately be sworn in as ambassador, with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to be sworn in as Iowa governor. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber

BY Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicTexas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

In Depth: A Decade of Bioenergy Research

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyThe Department of Energy’s three bioenergy research centers have no intention of resting on their accomplishments. This feature article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Biofuel groups ask EPA to ease regulatory burdens

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

HKU, Kyoto U enhance efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel

BY The University of Hong Kong Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessA collaborative research effort by the University of Hong Kong and Kyoto University has revealed a new strategy to allow cellulose in rice straw to release its fermentable sugar more efficiently. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

KU Leuven: Bacteria take a deadly risk to survive

BY KU Leuven Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA recent study by the Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics at KU Leuven on bacterial mutations opens up new avenues for research, ranging from more efficient biofuel production methods to a better treatment for bacterial infections and cancer. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 08, 2017

Praj celebrates inauguration of second-generation ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj Industries Ltd. has unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India, is also expected demonstrate the production of additional renewable fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Sen. Wyden proposes Clean Fuel Tax Credit

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, PolicyClean energy tax reform package introduced that includes a proposal for a technology neutral tax credit designed to encourage the development and production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWith 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessFlorida cellulosic ethanol project procures feedstock agreement with Indian River County, fund raising underway to purchase closed Vero Beach ethanol plant. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

D3Max pilot test results at ACE Ethanol exceed expectations

BY BBI International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessInitial pilot testing conducted at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, indicates yields from xylose exceed 90 percent of theoretical yield and overall sugar production better than targeted in D3MAX fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

New life infused into proposed Danish cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessLondon investment firm commits up to 160 euro to Danish project, if political framework is solved, reviving a consortium including DONG Energy, Novozymes and local utilities. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

DSM ramps up R&D capabilities with new biotech center

BY EPM Staff Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Delft campus is home to the company’s Bioprocess Pilot Facility and its Bio-based Products and Services operation, the branch of DSM engaged in a joint venture with U.S. ethanol producer Poet to commercialize cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

FEW announces technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTechnical agenda announced for the 33rd International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, scheduled for June 19-21 in Minneapolis. The agenda includes more than 140 speakers in four comprehensive tracks. More than 2,000 attendees are expected. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Edeniq, Aemetis file suits in dispute over merger cancellation

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq files counter-claims to Aemetis' filing following the collapse of merger plans for the two California-based companies. READ MORE