Cellulosic

February 08, 2021

Aemetis selects Koch to execute ‘Carbon Zero’ projects

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Feb. 4 that it has engaged Koch Project Solutions LLC to provide front-end engineering, design and project execution management services for expansion projects being built by Aemetis. READ MORE

February 04, 2021

Legislation compels EPA to act on RFS pathways, registrations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Feb. 4 reintroduced a bill that aims to compel the EPA to take action on submitted RFS pathway petitions and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Clariant licenses sunliquid technology for facility in China

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has signed a license agreement with Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy, a Chinese green energy company, for its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. The facility will be built near Harbin City in Northeast China. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state. READ MORE

February 01, 2021

Aemetis accepts offtake contract bids for Carbon Zero 1 plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. on Feb. 1 announced the opening of a bid proposal process for $2 billion in offtake contracts for the launch of its proposed 25 MMgy biorefinery in Riverbank, California, that will produce jet fuel, renewable diesel and other byproducts. READ MORE

January 29, 2021

Varennes Carbon Recycling facility reaches financial close

BY Proman Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessVarennes Carbon Recycling, the landmark waste to biofuels plant in Varennes, Québec, has now reached financial close, with investment agreements signed by Proman and its partners, Shell, Suncor, the Government of Québec, and Enerkem. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

AFCC announces cost breakthrough in DOE loan guarantees

BY Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition has announced legislation recently signed by President Trump makes important changes to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

Aemetis: Patent award enables launch of ‘Carbon Zero’ plants

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero carbon renewable fuel was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10907184, enabling the launch of Aemetis “Carbon Zero” production plants. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.61 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in November, up from 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

In Depth: CTE Global Inc. - Rich Data, Real Relationships

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, CellulosicEnzyme provider CTE Global is raising the bar on service with made-to-order testing and contextual plant data analysis from a single lab. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

House, Senate pass $900B COVID-19 relief package, tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted to approve a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package on Dec. 21. The legislation, which includes ag relief that could benefit biofuel producers, is expected to be signed by President Trump. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

Canada publishes proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe government of Canada on Dec. 18 published proposed regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard. Final regulations are expected to be published next year, with the CFS scheduled to come into force on Dec. 1, 2022. READ MORE

December 08, 2020

Enerkem proposes to develop advanced biorefinery in Quebec

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem and strategic partners Shell, Suncor, Proman and Hydro-Quebec on Dec. 8 announced plans to develop a CAD $875 biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec, that can produce 125 million liters of advanced biofuels, including methanol and ethanol. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

Biofuel, bioenergy groups urge Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

EERE launches new portal for applying to funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency has introduced the EERE Program Information Center, EERE’s new portal for funding opportunities. Several training opportunities on the new system are available in December and January. READ MORE

December 02, 2020

Construction of Sunliquid plant in Romania to be compete in 2021

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, Romania. The company is also making headway with the recruitment and training of staff. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

DOE provides $15M for new bioimaging instrumentation, approaches

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessOn Nov. 16, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to provide up to $15 million for bioimaging research to develop new and improved instrumentation and approaches to visualizing metabolic processes in living cells. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

Nodel, IncubEx launch RIN futures and options, new REC contracts

BY Nodel Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNodal Exchange and IncubEx on Nov. 17 announced the successful launch of eight new renewable identification number (RIN) futures and options contracts, plus seven new renewable energy certificate (REC) contracts. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 13, 2020

Aemetis reports progress with sanitizer products, RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc. discussed company’s business in the sanitizer market and provided an update of its renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 12. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Ethanol Producer Magazine releases 2021 media kit

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine the leading publication for the ethanol industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Ethanol Producer Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Oil state senators ask EPA to undermine the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral oil state senators are urging the EPA to set the 2021 RVO for renewable fuel below the E10 blend wall. They also called for cellulosic, advanced biofuel, and biomass-based diesel RVOs be set at the level of demonstrated domestic production. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

USDA launches OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on Oct. 1 it is now accepting applications for its four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative, which was launched earlier this year to make it easier for lenders to access those four loan programs. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

Researchers: Lignin could replace biomass processing solvent

BY SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA research team at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry hasw concluded that lignin—a polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants—has the potential to replace biomass processing solvent and drive down the cost of biofuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE