15 hours ago

BIO asks Congress to extend biofuel tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 18, the Biotechnology Industry Organization sent a letter to several congressional leaders calling for the extension of renewable energy tax credits that are currently set to expire at the end of the year. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

White House OMB reviews 2017 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 19, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018 to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

ORNL researchers unravel the science behind biomass breakdown

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the chemical details behind the process to more easily deconstruct biomass in order to more easily produced biobased fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Researchers develop instrumentation to study plant cell walls

BY Ames Laboratory Found In:CellulosicScientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls to better understand how to convert plant material into bioenergy. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Opinion: Biomass Breakaways

BY Tom BryanFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessA review of the line up of in-depth reporting in the November print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

‘Super yeast’ has the power to improve economics of biofuels

BY University of Wisconsin – Madison Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessScientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

In Depth: The Odd Decouple

BY Tim Portz Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicNational laboratories argue for a paradigm shift in the industry’s approach to biomass handling and preparation for cellulosic ethanol biorefineries and other biomass applications. In-depth reporting in the November EPM. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

In Depth: New Pathways for Stover

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicInnovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use. In-depth reporting in the November EPM. READ MORE

October 17, 2016

NCBiotech awarded grant for sorghum initiative

BY North Carolina Biotechnology Center Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE