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EPA sets cellulosic waiver credit price for 2017 at $2.00

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently published a notice to its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2017 at $2.00. The CWC price for 2016 was set in at $1.33 in November 2015. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Court accepts $48.5M bid for Abengoa Hugoton from Synata Bio

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:CellulosicStartup Synata Bio outbid Shell Oil Co. in the bankruptcy auction for Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas at Hugoton, Kansas. Shell's stalking horse bid of $26 million was nearly doubled in the winning bid. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

Canada announces plans for national low-carbon fuel standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 25, the government of Canada announced plans to develop a low-carbon fuel standard that would require reductions in the carbon footprint of fuels supplied in the nation based on lifecycle analysis. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

EPA finalizes 2017 RFS RVOs, biofuels industry applauds rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 23, the U.S. EPA released its final rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. Several of the RVOs represent increases over proposed volumes. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Comment period opens on EPA rule to update RFS, fuel regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Comments are due Jan. 17. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Gevo provides update of operations at Luverne facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOn Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results, reporting the company produced approximately 145,000 gallons of isobutanol during the quarter, with approximately 240,000 gallons produced during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

St1 plans 50 MMly Cellunolix ethanol plant at UPM site in Finland

BY St1 Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessActing on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the Alholma industrial area in Pietarsaari, Finland. READ MORE