Cellulosic

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

40 members of congress urge passage of biofuel tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerForty democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, on Nov. 6 urging action on the extension of several biofuel tax credits. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

USGC: Taiwan feed industry buys corn, DDGS after Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessUsing Market Access funds, the USGC hosted a six-member team of Taiwan feed industry buyers to North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota during Export Exchange in October 2018. That trip led to corn and DDGS purchases. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that nearly 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 35.25 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

$2.3 million DOE grant to advance ethanol fuel research

BY Purdue University Found In:Cellulosic, PolicyResearchers at Purdue University have received $2.3 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for their work to create computer models to simplify the design and construction of biorefineries. READ MORE

October 18, 2019

Sustainable Technology acquires DuPont’s G2 ethanol technology

BY Sustainable Technology Corp. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessSustainable Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Petron Scientech Inc., has completed the acquisition from DuPont, the complete technology assets for the world-class, second-generation technology developed and demonstrated by DuPont. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, PolicyThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted. READ MORE

October 08, 2019

Valmet supplies biomass pretreatment system to Praj biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessValmet announced Oct. 3 it will deliver a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Praj Industries for installation at a second-generation ethanol biorefinery under development in India. The system is scheduled for delivery in 2020. READ MORE

October 08, 2019

BIO announces 2021 leadership transition

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced that industry veteran Jim Greenwood will step down as president and CEO of the world’s largest biotechnology organization after the 2020 election. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

DOE awards $75 million to 35 bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Oct. 1 it is awarding $73 million to 35 bioenergy research and development projects that aims to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable the production of biomass products. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

EPA: 1.65 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.65 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 37.37 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

ORNL customizes microbes for better biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessScientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the goal of creating custom microbes to break down plants for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

USDA: Final rule to speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA published a final rule Sept. 23 that allows agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

Agenda announced for North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessProduced by BBI International in partnership with HB Sound & Light, the North Dakota Energy Conference will cover the vast energy resources available in the state. The event will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Nov. 13-14. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

White House seeks information on US bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

ORLEN Poludnie to license Clariant’s sunliquid technology

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant and ORLEN Południe signed a license agreement Sept. 20 for sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Under the agreement, ORLEN Południe plans to install the sunliquid technology at a site in Poland integrated with a petroleum refinery. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Project to image microbial processes aids biofuel development

BY University of California – Santa Barbara Found In:CellulosicA researcher at UC Santa Barbara was recently awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support a project that will image microbial processes that could lead to advanced biofuels developments. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

Alcohol School: Yancey delivers D3Max project update

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessMinimizing feedstock cost is one rule for a successful cellulosic ethanol project, according to Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3Max. Yancey spoke Sept. 13 at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Alcohol School moves to the lab, addresses yeast modification

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CellulosicEmily Stonehouse, research and development manager for Mascoma LLC, discussed yeast modification during Lallemand's Alcohol School in Montreal, Quebec. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Gevo, Leaf Resources sign JDA

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Leaf Resources have signed a joint development agreement to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Clariant completes testing of miscanthus at sunliquid demo plant

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant announced Sept. 2 that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA at its pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany, for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

US biorefinery to convert bagasse to ethanol using Praj process

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj has announced Omega Energy USA and Lasuca Sugar have confirmed interest in using Praj's proprietary Enfinity technology to convert bagasse to ethanol at a proposed 10-15 MMgy biorefinery to be located in the U.S. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

Biofuels industry focuses on SREs in 2020 RFS RVO comments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Canadian government invests $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe Canadian government announced plans Aug. 27 to invest $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels, a Toronto-based company that is using gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Comment period on proposed 2020 RFS RVOs closes Aug. 30

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel have less than a week to do so. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

EPA: 1.8 billion RINS generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that nearly 1.8 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 38.92 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE