Cellulosic

April 24, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, including 34.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to new green fuels

BY Aarhus University Found In:CellulosicA new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas, according to researchers. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Ace approved to generate D3 RINs from corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessTo participate in the RFS program and generate RINs, renewable fuel producers must meet the registration requirements in Title 40 CFR Part 80. With the EPA approval, Ace Ethanol can now produce ethanol from corn kernel fiber and generate D3 RINs. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

EPA: 36.77 cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently released RIN generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, including more than 36.77 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Study shows environmental benefit of ethanol vehicles

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessA recent study by researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center explores the environmental benefits of decarbonizing the U.S. light duty transportation fleet, and the role ethanol can play in limiting global temperature increases. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

DOE cancels March 24-25 meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 16 announced it has canceled the open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for March 24-25 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

Aemetis provide updates of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemestis Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on March 12, reporting increased revenues and progress with the development of its cellulosic ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet March 24-25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development and Technical Advisory Committee for March 24-25. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Versalis to restart Italian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessVersalis, the chemical subsidiary of Italian oil and gas company Eni, announced in February that the cellulosic biorefinery it acquired from the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group in 2018 will restart operations during the first half of 2020. READ MORE

February 28, 2020

EPA: 1.45 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released Renewable Fuel Standard renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 454,720 cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

In Depth: Relevant Results

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: A technical and economic analysis of eight fractionation techniques shows cost, profitability and coproduct quality comparisons. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. reported a profitable Q4 for its ethanol group during a Feb. 13 earnings call, but noted a difficult margin environment is expected to continue. The company also reported its Element plant is producing cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

DOE offers $96 million for bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Department of Energy on Jan. 23 announced it will award up to $96 million for bioenergy research and development to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

A new model of metabolism draws from thermodynamics and 'omics'

BY École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessMathematical models that describe how cells use enzymes to transform sugar have helped improve second generation biofuel production, but have failed to account for metabolic cost of producing those enzymes. A new model is helping solve that problem. READ MORE

January 20, 2020

EPA: 19.75 billion RINs generated in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data showing more than 1.74 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in December, bringing total RIN generation for 2019 to 19.75 billion. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Gevo secures biogas supply

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. has contracted with three dairies to provide manure that the company will convert into renewable natural gas (RNG). Combined, these three dairies expect to generate approximately 350,000 MMBTU biogas each year. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

Inslee urges Washington legislature to adopt Clean Fuel Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWashington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle on Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program. READ MORE

January 10, 2020

UK funds 4 advanced biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.K. Department for Transport recently announced funding to support four advanced biofuel projects, including those that aim to produce low carbon aviation fuel, fuel for heavy goods vehicles, and cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

January 07, 2020

Clariant licenses sunliquid cellulosic technology in China

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant, Anhui Guozhen Group, and Chemtex Chemical Engineering on Jan. 7 signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic cellulosic ethanol technology. The technology will be used to convert agricutlure residues to ethanol at a facility in China. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

EPA: 32.68 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, PolicyThe USDA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 32.68 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 31, 2019

USDA issues final rule for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program on Dec. 27. The program provides quarterly payments to producers of eligible advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Forest Service grants license for biomass conversion technology

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Forest Service has granted a license for technology that can efficiently fractionate lignocellulosic biomass to Ontario-based Whispering Green Energy. The company plans to begin experiments using the technology this spring. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

DOE to fund feedstock monitoring, carbon storage technology

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessOn Dec. 19, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $20 million in funding to develop technologies to quantify feedstock-related emissions at the field level. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

House passes spending bills, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 17 voted to pass two legislative packages that comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The packages also include tax extenders legislation that extends several biofuel and bioenergy tax credits. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

EPA delivers final rule containing 2020 RVOs, SRE plan to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe EPA delivered a final rule regarding the RFS to the White House OMB on Dec. 6. The final rule includes the 2020 RFS RVOs, the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel, and and the agency’s plan to address future SREs. READ MORE

December 06, 2019

Research shows benefits of better corn residue management

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResrachers from Argonne National Laboratory led a collaboration to screen 3,380 papers published between 1990 and 2018 to quantify the response of soil carbon to stover removal and to identify key drivers that can help maintain soil health. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Senate confirms Brouillette as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate voted 70-15 on Dec. 2 to confirm Dan Brouillette as energy secretary following his Nov. 7 nomination by President Trump. Brouillette previously served as deputy energy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

EPA: 33.07 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that 1.72 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 33.07 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE