13 hours ago

Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOttawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

13 hours ago

Senate passes short-term tax extenders package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 16, the U.S. Senate passed a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and throughout this year through the end of 2014. READ MORE

13 hours ago

USDA improves forest health by harvesting biomass for energy

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.This summer, 19 energy facilities in 10 states participated in BCAP. READ MORE

13 hours ago

RFA: The RFS celebrates 7 years of success

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThis Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the signing into law of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The law expanded the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and set America on a path toward a cleaner, more energy-independent future. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Renmatix acquires Sweden-based REAC Fuel's intellectual property

BY Renmatix Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessRenmatix Inc. recently announced it has acquired the intellectual property rights and know-how of REAC Fuel. Based in Sweden, REAC has developed intellectual property that complements Renmatix's existing technology portfolio. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

USDA provides greater protection for specialty crop growers

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance, including energy crops. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

EPA highlights expected RFS rulemaking schedule during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 10, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, HealthCare and Entitlements held a hearing focused on the U.S. EPA's implementation of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Genera announces investment from WindSail Capital Group

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessLeading biomass supply company, Genera Energy Inc., has received a strategic financing commitment from WindSail Capital Group, a Boston-based investment firm that provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

In Depth: Going Advanced

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessIowa is home to two ethanol plants currently producing cellulosic ethanol and one that is nearing construction completion. Another notable project is algae production colocated with a corn-ethanol plant. READ MORE