Cellulosic

August 13, 2020

Aemetis prepares for transition to USP-grade alcohol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis, on Aug. 13 detailed upgrades the company is making to its Keyes, California, ethanol plant to enable the production of USP-grade alcohol. The plant's entire capacity could be transitioned to the product. READ MORE

August 10, 2020

PNNL waives fee to test-drive portfolio of intellectual property

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAs businesses of all sizes weather today’s tough economy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and create new jobs. READ MORE

August 04, 2020

GranBio, NextChem partner on cellulosic ethanol

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio on Aug. 3 announced a strategic alliance with NextChem, the subsidiary of Italian engineering company Maire Tecnimont, to co-license its patented technology for the production of second generation ethanol worldwide. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Clariant licenses sunliquid technology to Eta Bio

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant and Eta Bio, a company of the Pavlovi family, running a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have announced that a license agreement for the sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology has been signed. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Report discusses impact of COVID-19 on EU biofuel consumption

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAn annual biofuels report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have on biofuel use and production in the European Union. READ MORE

July 20, 2020

EPA: 1.51 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data showing that more than 1.51 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, bringing total RIN generation for the first half of 2020 to 8.52 billion. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

2020 FEW will be 3-day virtual event

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The event will now take place Sept. 15-17. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

Biofuel groups weigh in on Biden’s clean energy plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyJoe Biden on July 14 released a proposal for rebuilding the economy that focuses on establishing American leadership in the clean energy industry. Biofuel groups are stressing that biobased fuels can help meet the plan's emission reduction goals. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

In Depth: Ethanol’s Dynamic Duo

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessA year after bringing their showcase plant online, the partnership between ICM Inc. and The Andersons remains poised to bear fruit. Element LLC features selective milling and fiber separation alongside a unique corn fiber-to-ethanol platform. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

In Depth: Taking Corn Fiber to the Max

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessIn Stanley, Wisconsin, Ace Ethanol LLC is becoming a pacesetter in the corn fiber-to-ethanol race after installing D3MAX technology, which gives the plant a strong advantage, both with cellulosic RINs and, potentially, the low-carbon fuels market. READ MORE

July 10, 2020

DOE funds 8 biomanufacturing projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 10 announced the selection of eight projects totaling over $5 million to conduct research and development (R&D) needed to accelerate the US biomanufacturing sector. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Biofuel groups urge Congress to extend tax biofuel credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSix biofuel trade groups sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 19 expressing support for the proposed extension of tax incentives for advanced biofuels that were included in the GREEN Act. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Praj, Sekab partner on biofuels, biochemicals from forest residue

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj Industries and Sekab E-Technology AB, Sweden signed a cooperation agreement to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce advanced biofuels and biochemicals from forest residue as feedstock. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS during the month, down from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Bill compels EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that aims to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations under the RFS that the EPA has failed to take action on and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Nextfor launches effort to commercialize lignin technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOntario-based Nextfor, a program of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, has launched a $1 million challenge that aims to commercialize the transformation of lignin into chemicals and materials for value-added applications. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

EPA: 1.05 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that 1.05 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, down from 2.74 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Senate committee approves bioeconomy R&D bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on May 20 passed the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020. The bill, S. 3734, aims to strengthen and broaden engineering biology. READ MORE

May 22, 2020

USDA publishes final rule for 9003 loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service on May 18 published a final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program in the Federal Register. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Aemetis upgrades Keyes plant, prepares for startup of RNG project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc., discussed steps the company is taking to produce pharmacopeia- and food-grade alcohol and provided updates of the company’s advanced biofuel projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 14. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 05, 2020

Valmet to supply automation to ethanol plant in Austria

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessValmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s ethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The plant will produce ethanol from waste materials from the adjacent viscose pulp mill by fermenting and distilling wood sugar. READ MORE

April 29, 2020

GranBio produces hand sanitizer at Georgia research facility

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio Technologies, via its wholly-owned subsidiary AVAPCO LLC, has converted its biorefinery research facility in Thomaston, Georgia, to the production of hand sanitizer to help fill demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard regulations delayed by COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Canadian government announced on April 24 it will delay publication of proposed regulations for the liquid fuel class of its Clean Fuel Standard until fall 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has been moved due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Originally scheduled for mid-June in Minneapolis, the FEW is now rescheduled to take place Aug. 24-26 in Omaha. READ MORE

April 24, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, including 34.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to new green fuels

BY Aarhus University Found In:CellulosicA new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas, according to researchers. READ MORE