Cellulosic

May 31, 2018

Purdue wins $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

BY Purdue University Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA team led by Purdue University scientists will receive a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to solve one of the biggest problems facing biorefinery operations—the flow of biomass into and throughout the facilities. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Opinion: A Bit of Everything

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including features about Brazil's ethanol market, U.S. ethanol industry job market, progress on ethanol plants under construction and more. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

UTIA wins DOE grant to advance biofuels, bioenergy

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessResearchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture continue to be at the forefront of the development of commercial applications for biofuels as well as biobased energy and biobased products. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

In Depth: Integrated Innovation

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Element LLC employs ICM’s new process technologies, coproduct systems and efficiency improvements in one state-of-the-art facility. Construction is underway. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

In Depth: On The Front Lines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The old battle between ethanol and oil takes center stage with the RFS. Ethanol Producer Magazine recaps the many recent attempts to hinder the policy, and looks beyond 2022. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

In Depth: Down to the Details

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies, RINs and more. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

EPA: 20.78 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 20.78 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

EPA delivers proposed rule for 2019 RFS RVOs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

DOE funds 2 biofuel projects through BRDI

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 9, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Pacific Ethanol reports improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results on May 8, reporting improved margins and an increase in total ethanol gallons sold. Net sales were also up for the quarter. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Sweetwater, Graanul announce first commercial biorefinery

BY Sweetwater Energy Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessSweetwater Energy and Estonia-based AS Graanul Invest will build a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery that will produce clean cellulosic sugars and highly pure lignin from 50,000 tons of local hardwood each year. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Chempolis, Fortum, NRL partner to build biorefinery in India

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessChempolis, Fortum and Numaligarh Revinery Ltd. have formed a joint venture to develop a biorefinery in India that will convert 300,000 tons of bamboo annually into ethanol, furfural, acetic acid and biocoal. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic pathway approvals

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyToday five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from demand-destroying Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and toward pathway approvals for cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Edeniq pathway technology renamed to Intellulose

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. announced May 3 that its Pathway technology has been renamed Intellulose, effective immediately. The rebranding effort includes a new Intellulose logo and has been implemented in company-related materials. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy

BY North Carolina State University Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

EPA: 20.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Novozymes reports strong growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes has released first quarter financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The increase is attributed, in part, to the recent launch of the company’s first yeast solution for conventional biofuels. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 25, 2018

Syngenta: Cellerate technology can benefit ethanol producers

BY Syngenta Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAs ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes have shown significant promise in adding value through the diversification of product streams, according to Syngenta. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Opinion: Crafting Coproducts

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about coproducts, carbon capture, dryer safety, and a preview of the upcoming International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Research shows how genetics can improve 2G ethanol production

BY FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA recent study by researchers in Brazil focused on three fungi species that produce enzymes with application in biomass degradation. The scientists reveal how these substances are regulated and how they can interact synergically. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The agenda for the world’s largest ethanol conference is, as always, jam-packed with relevant and intriguing panel discussions. Attendees will need to plan which concurrent tracks they’ll attend. Here’s the info. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

NUS engineers pioneer new technique for biofuel production

BY National University of Singapore Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEngineers from the National University of Singapore recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, is capable of directly converting cellulose to biobutanol. READ MORE