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China Steel approves investment in LanzaTech commercial project

BY LanzaTech Found In:Operations, BusinessTaiwan's largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corp. has announced formal board approval of a $46 million capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility. This follows the successful White Biotech demonstration plant project. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Aventine sends first unit train shipment of ethanol

BY Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessAventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, has announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

ZeaChem to provide services to third parties at Boardman plant

BY ZeaChem Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessZeaChem has announce the launch of the ZeaChem Technology Institute & Processing Services in Boardman, Oregon. The institute will enable third parties to scale their efforts in a ]cost effective manner on a accelerated timetable. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Feinstein's PTC bill would impact certain trains carrying ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, PolicySen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., recently introduced legislation that would allow railroads to be granted short-term extensions on the implementation of Positive Train Control. The bill also contains a provision that would impact ethanol trains. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

EPA: 7.8 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

DOT safety actions target transport of Class 3 flammable liquids

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn April 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation and two of its agencies announced a package of actions that aims to enhance the safe transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids, including ethanol and crude oil. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Cascades invests in biorefinery project at Cabano plant

BY Cascades Inc. Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessCascades Inc. has announced an investment in a new technology at its Norampac - Cabano facility. This innovative new process is used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. READ MORE