April 29, 2016

Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Lux: Low-carbon fuels, vehicle efficiency to cut CO2 emissions

BY Lux Research Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGlobal road transportation accounts for a sixth of all global carbon dioxide emissions, and its share is rising. A new analysis from Lux Research finds that low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29 percent in 2030. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

EPA: 1.52 billion RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for March, reporting nearly 1.52 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first three months of the year to more than 4.37 billion. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

DOE to offer funding for biorefinery projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to issue a funding opportunity to support technology development plans for the manufacture of drop-in biofuels, bioproducts, or biopower in a pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Alliance BioEnergy Plus: Technology adds value to ethanol plants

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has developed a technology that the company said will allow corn ethanol plants to process their own distillers grains and corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol, adding millions of gallons to their annual output. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Comet signs supply agreement with BioAmber, announces investment

BY Comet Biorefining Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessComet Biorefining Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for high-purity dextrose from Comet's planned commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The dextrose will be produced from agricultural residues. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA submits 2017 RFS rule to White House OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks a final step before the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Student startup converts waste lignin to mulch film for farm use

BY University of Tennessee Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessResearchers have developed a process that makes lignin biodegradable and turns it into the large rolls of mulch film that farmers use to block weeds, retain moisture and soil temperature, and improve crop yield. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

ORNL hosts Southeast bioenergy meeting, study tour

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. READ MORE