Cellulosic

June 07, 2019

EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyThe EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on ag-related industries. READ MORE

June 04, 2019

Letter urges extension of 3 biofuel-related tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerReps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to retroactively extend several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by 17 additional members of the House. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

EPA: 33.68 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that more than 1.69 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 33.68 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

EPA delivers RFS ‘reset’ rule to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA delivered its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard “reset” rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget May 20. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA to split E15, RIN reform rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Biofuels Caucus sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 20 expressing support for year-round sales of E15 and urging the agency to complete its proposed RIN reforms in a separate rulemaking. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

CARB: Cleaner fuels offset 3 billion gallons of diesel under LCFS

BY California Air Resources Board Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNew 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board indicates that, to date, the state's LCFS has replaced 3.3 billion gallons of diesel with cleaner fuels. The data also shows fuel producers are in 100 percent compliance with the LCFS. READ MORE

May 20, 2019

In Depth: Pathways Await Priority

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The U.S. EPA hasn't issued a new pathway approval in over a year, but technology providers for corn kernel fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol remain optimistic. READ MORE

May 20, 2019

Opinion: Largest Issue, Largest Event

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about D3 RIN pathway approvals, a summary of ACE's April fly-in, the 2019 FEW award winners, and more. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

UTIA awarded nearly $1 million to study wood biomass logistics

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were awarded a grant for nearly $1 million to determine the key parameters for high-quality, year-round woody biomass feedstock logistics systems for commercial biorefineries. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

In Depth: Running on Refuse

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Enerkem is producing methanol and ethanol at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant, which has the potential to divert up to 24 percent of the city’s landfill waste. The company has partners for another project in the Netherlands READ MORE

May 13, 2019

California certifies 2 plants for corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc., Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, PolicyEdeniq Inc. announced May 13 that the California Air Resources Board approved its first two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber. The customers are Siouxland Ethanol and Elite Octane. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

Aemetis details progress with RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 9, reporting progress with its advanced biofuel projects, including its proposed cellulosic ethanol plant and its dairy digester project to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

May 13, 2019

In Depth: Feedstock Flexibility

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Beyond Enerkem, a few companies around the world are looking to feedstocks outside of corn to produce cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

EPA issues guidance on registration of corn kernel fiber pathways

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe EPA has released guidance on how to demonstrate that an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch at a traditional ethanol plant satisfies applicable regulatory requirements. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

DOE offers $79 million for bioenergy R&D

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE has opened a $79 million funding opportunity for bioenergy research and development that aims 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

May 03, 2019

Canada invests $11.2 million to support bioproducts development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Canadian government announced April 25 a federal investment of up to $11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in an effort to help provide opportunities for farmers and grow the clean economy. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Bill introduced to overhaul renewable fuel, energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation May 2 that aims to overhaul the federal tax code and consolidate the current 44 energy incentives into three technology-neutral provisions. Several biofuel and bioenergy groups support the bill. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Whitefox announces startup of ICE system at ACE Ethanol

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessWhitefox Technologies Ltd. has announced the successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at ACE Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. The membrane system is part of a wider project that will integrate D3Max's technology at the facility. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

EPA: 32.61 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 32.61 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

Naig, Shaw say pending SREs would hurt farmers, damage RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw held a press conference April 17 to discuss the 39 small refinery exemptions (SREs) that were pending for compliance year 2018 under the RFS. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

Enerkem closes a new round of financing for C$76.3 million

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc., a global leader in biofuels production from solid waste, announces the closing of a new round of financing totaling C$76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem's existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Minnesota offers funding for bioenergy, biochemical pilot plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering funding to help advance bioenergy and biochemical production technologies to the pilot scale through its AGRI Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

DOE: Journal issue addresses challenges to bioenergy production

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE has announced a compendium of new research that explores how grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing and chemically treating biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today's bioenergy industry. READ MORE

March 27, 2019

Report details employment in biofuel, biomass power industries

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative released a report in March that details current employment in a variety of U.S. energy sectors, including ethanol, other biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 22, 2019

EPA: 32.02 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.49 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 32.02 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 21, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D advisory committee to meet March 27-28

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 27-28 in Arlington, Virginia. The event is open to members of the public. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

GranBio acquires 100% equity in American Process Inc.

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio has completed the acquisition of 100 percent equity in American Process Inc. and affiliate companies. The acquired assets include biorefineries in Alpena, Michigan and Thomaston, Georgia, and an extensive intellectual property portfolio. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

Aemetis: Ethanol production, revenues up in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, providing an update on the performance of its California-based corn ethanol plant and reporting progress with its biogas and cellulosic ethanol projects. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

W2C Rotterdam project welcomes Shell as partner

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessShell has joined as an equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam for a proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make chemicals and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. READ MORE