4 hours ago
Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They're in different stages, but share similar promise.
21 hours ago
Learning while producing, KiOR plans to invest another $10 million to maximize production at its commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Mississippi. The company is building a foundation of operational and R&D experience for long-term success.
March 06, 2014
Following multiyear feedstock procurement campaigns and vast investments of capital, resources and time, America’s first big cellulosic ethanol plants are nearing startup. EPM examines the progress of the Abengoa, Poet-DSM and DuPont facilities.
February 28, 2014
Aventine Renewable Energy is in the midst of a two-year strategic plan to bring its two ethanol plants located in Pekin, Ill., back up to and above original production levels.
February 27, 2014
Pacific Ethanol Inc., the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, announced plans to restart production at its 40 million gallon per year facility in Madera, Calif.
February 12, 2014
Natural gas prices have pushed up above $4.50 for the prompt NYMEX contract. That will be sufficient to limit natural gas consumption for power generation, but the demand reduction from fuel switching may also not be enough to rebuild inventories.
February 07, 2014
The passage of the Farm Bill will positively impact the biomass industry and help to spur on additional development of renewable energy, according to several leading biomass companies and organizations that praised the long-awaited bill.
February 07, 2014
Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. reported its best quarter ever in its fourth quarter earnings report, producing a record 209.6 million gallons of ethanol and hitting 100 percent of its daily average capacity.
February 04, 2014
Pine Lake Corn Processors LLC has extended its ethanol marketing agreement with Murex LLC. Under the agreement, Murex will purchase 100 percent of Pine Lake's production and market and move it to market.