4 hours ago

Poet reports Project Liberty in ‘ramp-up’ phase

BY Poet LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessProject Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

USDA: Corn use for fuel alcohol at 431 million bushels in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service has released the May edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, which shows corn consumed for fuel alcohol production was down slightly in March when compared to March 2015. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. READ MORE

April 25, 2016

USGC assesses demand for DDGS, sorghum in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyIncreasing demand for meat, dairy and poultry products is a key driver for growth in the feed industry all around the world, including Turkey, where rising household incomes are leading consumers to demand more and higher-quality protein products. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

DOE to offer funding for biorefinery projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to issue a funding opportunity to support technology development plans for the manufacture of drop-in biofuels, bioproducts, or biopower in a pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Alliance BioEnergy Plus: Technology adds value to ethanol plants

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has developed a technology that the company said will allow corn ethanol plants to process their own distillers grains and corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol, adding millions of gallons to their annual output. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

FAA approves alcohol-based jet fuel

BY Federal Aviation Administration Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new biobased fuel, known as Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK). It is created from an alcohol called isobutanol that is derived from renewable feedstocks such as sugar or corn. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Green Biologics announces distribution agreements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Green Biologics Ltd., announced two distribution agreements in April. The company is currently retrofitting a corn ethanol plant in Little Falls, Minnesota, to produce n-butanol and acetone. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Comet signs supply agreement with BioAmber, announces investment

BY Comet Biorefining Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessComet Biorefining Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for high-purity dextrose from Comet's planned commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The dextrose will be produced from agricultural residues. READ MORE