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Joule Achieves U.S. EPA Registration for CO2-Recycled Ethanol
October 2, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Joule/BusinessWire)  Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, today announced that its fuel grade Sunflow®-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commercial use in E10 and E15 …

Increasing U.S. Energy Security and Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Transportation Sector: Electricity vs. Biofuels
July 15, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(OurEnergyPolicy.org)  The question is: How can U.S. policymakers best support energy security and GHG emission reduction, considering the need for both biofuels and low-carbon electric vehicles? What fraction of transport energy can be supplied by each …

Corn Ethanol Benefits Farmers, Community, Industry
July 11, 2014 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Heather Meade (Daily Advocate)  There are seven operational ethanol plants in Ohio, one of which is located just outside of Greenville – The Andersons, Inc., which was opened in conjunction with the Marathon Petroleum …

Waste-to-Biofuel Facility Opens
June 6, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by (Biofuels International) …Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

The facility will have a production capacity of up to 38 million litres per year and is expected …

Deinove Signs Bioethanol Research Deals with Suez, Abengoa
June 4, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Reuters Africa)  French green biotech firm Deinove said on Tuesday it had signed research agreements with France’s Suez Environnement and Spanish energy company Abengoa to develop bacteria-based second generation bioethanol.

The company, which develops biofuels and …

ACORE Announces Submission of Comments on DOE’s Biofuel Research and Development Pathways
June 3, 2014 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(American Council On Renewable Energy)  Today (June 2, 2014), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which sought stakeholder input regarding the biofuel pathways …

Report: 160 Commercial Advanced Biofuel Plants under Development
September 9, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced biofuel production capacity will be sufficient to meet both the federal renewable fuels standard (RFS) …

USDA Announces Payments to Advanced Ethanol Producers
May 22, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA has announced $14 million payments to advanced biofuel 162 producers in 38 states under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. The program awards payments to eligible producers …

Advanced Biofuels to Retrofit Moses Lake Plant for Cellulosic
April 30, 2013 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Corp. has bought a legacy 7 MMgy ethanol plant in Moses Lake, Wash., with plans to retrofit existing systems and install new pretreatment process equipment, converting …

Global Biofuels Production Will Reach Nearly 62 Billion Gallons by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research
April 9, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!Finance/Navigant Research)  After more than a decade of healthy growth for conventional biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel, the next wave of advanced biofuels is nearing commercialization. The pool of commercially available biomass-derived fuels is expanding …

Biowaste: Driving Fuels
February 12, 2013 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Mona-Maria Brinker & Roger Coombs (Waste Management World)  Rising prices, continued conflict in producing regions and the spectre of peak oil have highlighted uncertainties about the future of fossil transport fuels in Europe. Mona-Maria Brinker …

Bringing Oil Intensity to the Energy Debate
March 2, 2012 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Former Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) (Bipartisan Policy Center/The Hill)  …For example, both parties have helped raise fuel efficiency standards.  First under President Bush in 2007, then under President Obama in …

Gevo Wins Key Patent, Sues Dupont, Butamax
January 25, 2012 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has received a patent on its GIFT separation unit, addressing the separation technology used to produce propanols, butanols, pentanols, and hexanols.  The claims also address how ethanol plants …

And Now, a Word from Davos: “Moving towards a Next-Generation Ethanol Economy”.
January 25, 2012 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance launched its report “Moving towards a next-generation ethanol economy”. Commissioned by Novozymes, the report estimates the socioeconomic prospects of deploying advanced biofuels in eight of the highest agricultural-producing …

Waste Management Invests in Fulcrum, Provides $70M Debt for First Commercial Project
November 21, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Waste Management announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy.  In connection with this investment, WM agreed to a secured loan facility that provides for WM’s …

Gen2 Biofuels: Despite Growing Pains, Billion-Gallon Milestone Within Reach
November 14, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellulosic biofuels are behind schedule. Can they catch up? What are the barriers, the roles to be played by Washington, developers alike? What are the opportunities for the retail investor?  …

Cellulosic Ethanol ‘Floodgates’ May Open in 2013, Poet LLC Says
October 25, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Cellulosic ethanol output may surge starting in 2013, when the first commercial-scale plants “open the floodgates” for the fuel, according to the largest U.S. corn-based biofuel producer.

Poet LLC plans to start …

Big Three Automaker Gives Cellulosic Ethanol Industry a Needed Lift
August 26, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Maria Gallucci  (SolveClimate News)  Chrysler’s new partnership with cellulosic producer ZeaChem is part of the automaker’s larger push to get E85 ethanol in its vehicles

Last week, a Detroit Three automaker joined the handful of …

INEOS Bio JV Closes $75m in Private Financing Under USDA Loan Guarantee Program for Advanced BioEnergy Center in Florida
August 19, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(INEOS Bio/PR NewsWire)  Florida project is first large-scale advanced biorefinery facility in U.S. to close financing in latest round of USDA backed financing

INEOS Bio announced that its joint venture project closed private financing on a $75m loan …

Biomass 2011: Replace the Whole Barrel, Supply the Whole Market Presentations Posted
August 15, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  …More than 600 speakers, moderators, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees were able to listen to discussions about the ongoing challenges and achievements in the bioenergy industry. Biomass 2011 addressed key issues in important …

Sen. Franken Fights for Future of Minnesota Farmers
August 4, 2011 – 8:59 am | No Comment

by Senator Al Franken (D-MN)  (HometownSource.com)  …Cellulosic ethanol is happening.  The first commercial-scale cellulosic plant is being built this year in Iowa.  And I want Minnesota to capitalize on the energy—and economic growth—that could come …

Advanced Biofuels USA Releases Pathway to Build a Sustainable “Total Biomass” Advanced Ethanol Industry
July 25, 2011 – 1:57 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA) Advanced Biofuels USA July 25, 2011, detailed an action plan for creating sustainable markets for advanced ethanol in the automotive/light duty truck sector.  The paper, “The Pathway to a Sustainable “Total Biomass” Advanced Ethanol Industry …

Is China for You? The Opportunities, the Risks, the Way
July 22, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A combination of industrial biotech know-how, an array of biomass feedstocks (particularly lignocellulose), a strong and growing domestic market, and ready access to scale-up debt for scale-up through China’s steadier …

Syngas Fermentation: The Third Pathway for Cellulosic Ethanol
June 8, 2011 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  …(T)here is a third, hybrid process which combines both biochemical and thermochemical elements, capturing the benefits of each pathway while mitigating some of their deficiencies.  This process, called syngas fermentation, is a …

Stop Moving the Goal Posts, and Two More Principles for an Advanced Ethanol Policy that Works
May 31, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Ethanol Council/Biofuels Digest) …Often lost in the counter-productive and backward-facing public obsession with corn ethanol are the clear attributes of the ethanol molecule itself.

A recent study, “Ethanol – the Primary Renewable …

Lignol Develops Engineering Design Package for Commercial Biorefiner
April 29, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector today announced it has completed an engineering design package for a commercial-scale biorefinery that would produce up to 80 …

Fuel and Animal Feed Both Produced from Advanced Biofuel Biomass: The New Biofuel Paradigm
April 17, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

By Robert Kozak (Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc.)  Worldwide Importance of Protein Animal Feed

When I began working with sugar beet processors on our beet pulp biofuel sugar process, one of their first questions was, “Will there …

Senate Hearing Examines Oil Price Spikes, Role of Biofuels
March 31, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   During a U.S. Senate committee hearing on March 30, Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that focusing on advanced biofuels for homegrown energy is in the best interest of the …

New Study – More Ethanol Commitment Needed to Meet RFS2
March 8, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   In a new study from Air Improvement Resource, Inc. (AIR) commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) can be met with ethanol if …

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 1
March 1, 2011 – 8:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Is there enough energy, food, fiber and feed for all? Advances in industrial fermentation – a/k/a an incredulous “you’re making what? from what? using what? – will be the key to answering that …

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Join RFA to Form New Advocacy Council
February 18, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  Cutting edge leaders in the world’s advanced ethanol industry announced today that they are coming together in conjunction with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to form the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). The …