Cellulosic

September 25, 2019

USDA: Final rule to speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA published a final rule Sept. 23 that allows agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

Agenda announced for North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessProduced by BBI International in partnership with HB Sound & Light, the North Dakota Energy Conference will cover the vast energy resources available in the state. The event will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Nov. 13-14. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

White House seeks information on US bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

ORLEN Poludnie to license Clariant’s sunliquid technology

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant and ORLEN Południe signed a license agreement Sept. 20 for sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Under the agreement, ORLEN Południe plans to install the sunliquid technology at a site in Poland integrated with a petroleum refinery. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Project to image microbial processes aids biofuel development

BY University of California – Santa Barbara Found In:CellulosicA researcher at UC Santa Barbara was recently awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support a project that will image microbial processes that could lead to advanced biofuels developments. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

Alcohol School: Yancey delivers D3Max project update

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessMinimizing feedstock cost is one rule for a successful cellulosic ethanol project, according to Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3Max. Yancey spoke Sept. 13 at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Alcohol School moves to the lab, addresses yeast modification

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CellulosicEmily Stonehouse, research and development manager for Mascoma LLC, discussed yeast modification during Lallemand's Alcohol School in Montreal, Quebec. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Gevo, Leaf Resources sign JDA

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Leaf Resources have signed a joint development agreement to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Clariant completes testing of miscanthus at sunliquid demo plant

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant announced Sept. 2 that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA at its pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany, for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

US biorefinery to convert bagasse to ethanol using Praj process

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj has announced Omega Energy USA and Lasuca Sugar have confirmed interest in using Praj's proprietary Enfinity technology to convert bagasse to ethanol at a proposed 10-15 MMgy biorefinery to be located in the U.S. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

Biofuels industry focuses on SREs in 2020 RFS RVO comments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Canadian government invests $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe Canadian government announced plans Aug. 27 to invest $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels, a Toronto-based company that is using gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Comment period on proposed 2020 RFS RVOs closes Aug. 30

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel have less than a week to do so. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

EPA: 1.8 billion 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 1.8 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 38.92 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Novo Holdings invests $72 million in LanzaTech

BY LanzaTech Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessNovo Holdings A/S and LanzaTech announced Aug. 6 that they have formed a partnership to grow LanzaTech’s revolutionary sustainable fuels and chemicals platform. Novo Holdings is making a $72 million investment in the company in a Series E financing. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

New Energy Blue buys Inbicon's low-carbon fuel technology

BY NewEnergyBlue Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessNewEnergyBlue acquired exclusive rights to Inbicon bio-conversion technology throughout the Americas and will first employ it to turn North Dakota wheat straw into a high-value, carbon-neutral automotive fuel. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Golden Grain receives LCFS certification using Edeniq technology

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. announced Aug. 8 the California Air Resources Board has approved Golden Grain Energy LLC for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber. Golden Grain is a 120 MMgy corn ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

Aemetis cuts carbon score of Keyes ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 8, reporting growth for its biodiesel business in India, outlining improvement projects underway at its corn ethanol plant, and discussing planned RNG and cellulosic ethanol production. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Ethanol groups focus on impact of SREs at RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, PolicyThe EPA held a hearing July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to gather public input on its proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the RFS. Representatives from a wide range of biofuel groups testified at the event. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

EPA: 37.05 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMore than 1.67 billion RINs, including 37.05 million cellulosic RINs, were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, according to new data released by the U.S. EPA. RIN generation for the first half of the year reached nearly 9.64 billion. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Anellotech successfully demos biomass pretreatment technology

BY Anellotech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAnellotech’s MinFree technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process, has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton per day scale. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

LLNL: Turning the switch on biofuels

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicLLNL scientists and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote IIL tolerance, and therefore overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE