16 hours ago

AFPM challenges RFS rule, court consolidates 3 RFS challenges

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Feb. 10, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s recent renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking. READ MORE

16 hours ago

Economist: No sunset for RFS, waivers impact future authority

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not expire in 2022, but an analysis of the statute reveals major changes could occur, said University of Illinois economist Jonathan Coppess in a recent FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE

16 hours ago

Deinove confirms its carotenoids commercialization potential

BY Deinove Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessDeinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces major progress in its carotenoids project. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

DuPont files to intervene in court review of RFS

BY Holly JessenFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyDuPont filed court documents Feb. 5, asking leave to intervene in support of an Americans for Clean Energy petition filed in January, saying it has “significant and concrete interest” in the case. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

Flint Hills Resources licenses Edeniq’s Pathway Technology

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Flint Hills Resources to license Edeniq’s Pathway Technology for all of its ethanol plants. The technology converts corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

NREL discovery could lead to cheaper cellulosic fuels

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:CellulosicResearchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the BioEnergy Science Center say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Study: Increased switchgrass acreage could improve water quality

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, PolicyArgonne National Laboratory has released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

EPA: RIN generation reached 17.89 billion in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that more than 1.21 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the full-year 2015 total to nearly 17.89 billion. READ MORE