Business

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

3 hours ago

Joint venture formed to develop cellulosic biorefinery in China

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessA joint venture of an M&G Chemicals subsidiary and China-based Anhui Guozhen Co. Ltd. has been created to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China. The project was first announced in late 2013. READ MORE

3 hours ago

NASCAR reaches 6 million miles of racing with E15

BY American Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessFor more than three years, NASCAR has run on Sunoco Green E15. Drivers recently raced at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, where a historic milestone was set of 6 million miles of racing on higher blends of ethanol in NASCAR. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

Gevo: Side-by-side operation of Luverne plant on track

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:BusinessGevo Inc. has reported an update on the progress of the implementation of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Report discusses future of European ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe European Union has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that the European Commission aims to reach an agreement on future biofuel policy by October. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Lesaffre announces acquisition of Butalco

BY Lesaffre Found In:Business Lesaffre has announced the acquisition of the start-up Butalco, a research company focused on yeast technology and the development of yeast strains for second generation of biofuels and bio based chemicals. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Spero Energy receives NSF funding

BY Purdue Research Park Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and the production of fragrance products has received funding from the National Science Foundation. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Ethanol hedge for corn farmers working as expected in 2014

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWith corn prices the lowest in years, the question arises whether farmers who invested in ethanol plants are finding it an effective hedge. Retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand analyzed the question in a recent newsletter. READ MORE