July 10, 2020

DOE funds 8 biomanufacturing projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 10 announced the selection of eight projects totaling over $5 million to conduct research and development (R&D) needed to accelerate the US biomanufacturing sector. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Biofuel groups urge Congress to extend tax biofuel credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSix biofuel trade groups sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 19 expressing support for the proposed extension of tax incentives for advanced biofuels that were included in the GREEN Act. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Praj, Sekab partner on biofuels, biochemicals from forest residue

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj Industries and Sekab E-Technology AB, Sweden signed a cooperation agreement to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce advanced biofuels and biochemicals from forest residue as feedstock. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS during the month, down from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Bill compels EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that aims to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations under the RFS that the EPA has failed to take action on and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Nextfor launches effort to commercialize lignin technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOntario-based Nextfor, a program of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, has launched a $1 million challenge that aims to commercialize the transformation of lignin into chemicals and materials for value-added applications. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

EPA: 1.05 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that 1.05 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, down from 2.74 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Senate committee approves bioeconomy R&D bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on May 20 passed the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020. The bill, S. 3734, aims to strengthen and broaden engineering biology. READ MORE