March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna Simet Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessJohn Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE

51 minutes ago

Novozymes increases sales of enzymes to the bioenergy industry

BY Novozymes Found In:BusinessThree enzymes that promise to improve profits for producers of corn ethanol are behind the strong growth in Novozymes' first quarter bioenergy sales, including Avantec, Spirizyme Achieve and Olexa. READ MORE

54 minutes ago

Fuels America study reveals positive impact of biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Fuels American coalition recently released an economic impact study that demonstrates the economic benefits of ethanol and other biofuels on a state-by-state basis. The analysis was completed by John Dunham & Associates, READ MORE

56 minutes ago

USDA economists evaluate RINS stocks, impact of mandate changes

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Business, PolicyTwo USDA economists took up the U.S. EPA’s request for comments on whether and how to account for carryover renewable identification numbers (RINS) in setting yearly mandated renewable fuel volumes. READ MORE

59 minutes ago

Cellulosic ethanol from corn residue worse than gas? Not so fast

BY Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions. A careful reading of the paper, however, doesn't in any way support these conclusions. READ MORE

1 hour ago

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones

BY Proterro Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessProterro CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported that his company reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones. "While sugar production has begun at low levels, it has been controllable," he said. READ MORE

23 hours ago

EPA reduces the 2013 cellulosic RFS to reflect actual production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has taken action to revise the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, the volume for which cellulosic RINs were generated in 2013. READ MORE

23 hours ago

RFA president makes appearance at rail safety forum

BY Chris HansonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyRenewable Fuel Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave a presentation at a rail safety forum hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board on April 23. READ MORE