Cellulosic

November 12, 2018

Enerkem cofounder named 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessWaste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Vincent Chornet, the company's cofounder, president and CEO, was recognized with the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the cleantech category. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

Aemetis discusses cellulosic project, plant improvements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues. The company also provided an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol project in Riverbank, California, which will feature LanzaTech technology. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting reduce net sales and total gallons sold. During an investor call, the company provided an update of its plant improvement projects. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Valmet to supply BioTrac system to cellulosic plant in Romania

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessValmet has announced it will supply its BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Clariant for use in its 500,000-ton-per-year (16.74 MMgy) sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Texas A&M AgriLife Research wins $2 million for biofuel research

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

In Depth: Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Renewable diesel and supercritical biodiesel address corn oil’s high FFA content in different ways. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin

BY BBI International Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessD3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

EPA expected to begin rulemaking process to allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSupporters of the ethanol industry are speaking out to commend President Trump for his support of E15 and applaud news that the U.S. EPA is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

IEA predicts growth in global ethanol production through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe International Energy Agency released its Renewables 2018 market analysis on Oct. 8, predicting that fuel ethanol will account for two-thirds of the worldwide growth in conventional biofuels between 2018 and 2023. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

EPA: 31.29 million cellulosic 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 1.75 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 31.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Researchers find value in lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A significant challenge in realizing this vision is what to do with lignin. Researchers are currently working to solve that problem. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Versalis buys Biochemtex, Beta Renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessItalian oil and gas company Eni has announced Versalis, its chemical subsidiary, has purchased a group of green businesses owned by the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

Researchers study best time to harvest switchgrass

BY Paige Short, Michigan Tech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessSwitchgrass is a promising biofuel feedstock, but farmers, environmentalists and biofuel developers, find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny. Researchers at Michigan Tech are working to find some answers. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

BY EPFL Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Enerkem commits to taking action on ocean plastics waste

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 20 at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

RFA, Pacific Ethanol, Aemetis sponsor successful CARB internship

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessDiamond Coleman, a senior biology major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, served as an intern at the California Air Resources Board this summer. Her work primarily focused on cellulosic ethanol made from corn kernel fiber. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

U of A biologist receives grant to improve biofuel production

BY University of Arkansas Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA University of Arkansas biologist is using protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to make the process of turning organic material into biofuels more efficient and environmentally sound. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Clariant celebrates groundbreaking of cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has officially started construction on the first large-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues. The facility is located in Podari, Romania. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

ASTM standard to aid companies producing kernel fiber-based fuel

BY ASTM International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using—in part—kernel fiber. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

Enerkem produces bio-DME

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 10 that it has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (bio-DME), a byproduct of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

DOE funds 36 bioenergy research and development projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 36 projects a combined $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development to enable cost-competitive drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, biobased products and power. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Report: Ethanol production in Brazil to increase 9% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Network provides an update of Brazil’s biofuel industry, predicting the country’s ethanol production will reach 30.755 billion liters this year. READ MORE

August 23, 2018

EPA: 26.35 million cellulosic 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 1.71 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 26.35 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Red River Biorefinery breaks ground in North Dakota

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ethanol plant that will process sugar beet tailings, as well as potato and pasta processing waste held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22, despite the fact that construction already has begun on the 11-acre site. READ MORE

August 20, 2018

More than 290,000 comments filed on 2019 RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass based diesel, closed Aug. 17. READ MORE