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Partners consider renewable methanol project in Rotterdam

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Letter asks EPA to take a fresh look at corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry are asking the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Gene improves plant growth and conversion to biofuels

BY University of Georgia Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Budget bill retroactively extends biofuel tax credits for 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Feb. 9, President Donald Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law. The two-year funding bill ends a brief government shutdown and includes retroactive tax extenders for several biofuel-related tax incentives. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Biofuels feedstock study supports billion-ton estimate

BY South Dakota State University Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers are trying to determine if farmers can produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock, according to North Central Regional Sun Grant Center Director Vance Owens. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Novozymes reports solid sales growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes has released 2017 financial results, reporting solid sales growth. Overall, the company achieved 4 percent organic sales growth. In the bioenergy segment, sales grew by 11 percent for the full year and 14 percent during the fourth quarter. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Enerkem raises its largest financing round, adds new investors

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. has completed a C$280 million ($222.82 million) investment round—its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

BP Verenium Biofuels plant up for sale

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe BP Verenium Biofuels plant in Jennings, Louisiana, is being offered for sale. The 1.4 MMgy demonstration-scale facility celebrated its grand opening in 2008, and was acquired by BP Biofuels North America in mid-2010. READ MORE