December 06, 2016

EPA holds hearing on REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 6, the U.S. EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule in Chicago. Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association were among the organizations that testified at the event. READ MORE

December 05, 2016

Research could make ethanol production more efficient, economic

BY University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Found In:Operations, BusinessNew research at the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus could significantly change ethanol production by lowering operating costs and simplifying the dry grind process. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

New chemical enhances biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, CoproductsBASF is introducing a new version of its Lutropur brand of methanesulfonic acid (MSA) with higher active concentration for multiple applications in biodiesel and ethanol processing. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

UNICA: Several sugarcane mills wrap up 2016-’17 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released a crop update for the second half of October, reporting ethanol production in the south-central region during the period reached 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons). READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Found In:Operations, BusinessMoves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

European groups oppose any phase-out of conventional biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyePURE was among a group of trade organizations that recently issued a letter to the European Commission strongly opposing any phase-out of European Union support for conventional biofuels produced in Europe from European-grown crops and feedstock. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Food security benefits found in African biofuels production

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyBiofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study conducted by researchers in Ireland that reviews the limited development of biofuel production in Africa. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Sleepy Eye High School students visit Highwater Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessTwenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School toured Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol Nov. 8 to get a closer look at clean renewable energy production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE