February 23, 2021

Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 16, 2021

Grassley urges McCarthy to visit Iowa, see renewables in action

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy on Feb. 16 inviting her to visit Iowa and learn about the state’s leadership in renewable fuel production and sustainable energy. READ MORE

February 08, 2021

Aemetis selects Koch to execute ‘Carbon Zero’ projects

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Feb. 4 that it has engaged Koch Project Solutions LLC to provide front-end engineering, design and project execution management services for expansion projects being built by Aemetis. READ MORE

February 04, 2021

Legislation compels EPA to act on RFS pathways, registrations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Feb. 4 reintroduced a bill that aims to compel the EPA to take action on submitted RFS pathway petitions and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Clariant licenses sunliquid technology for facility in China

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has signed a license agreement with Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy, a Chinese green energy company, for its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. The facility will be built near Harbin City in Northeast China. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state. READ MORE

February 01, 2021

Aemetis accepts offtake contract bids for Carbon Zero 1 plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. on Feb. 1 announced the opening of a bid proposal process for $2 billion in offtake contracts for the launch of its proposed 25 MMgy biorefinery in Riverbank, California, that will produce jet fuel, renewable diesel and other byproducts. READ MORE

January 29, 2021

Varennes Carbon Recycling facility reaches financial close

BY Proman Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessVarennes Carbon Recycling, the landmark waste to biofuels plant in Varennes, Québec, has now reached financial close, with investment agreements signed by Proman and its partners, Shell, Suncor, the Government of Québec, and Enerkem. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE