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New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors
July 21, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
“Methane is a …

Service Providers Partner to Build Ethanol Plants in India
June 28, 2017 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. ICT will provide its multi-feedstock technology and LTHE will …

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op Offers Farmers a Sweet Deal
June 20, 2017 – 11:20 pm | No Comment

by Travis Poland (Lambton Shield)  Farmers can earn more money without doing more work  —  A new technology will allow local farmers to get more cash out of their cash crops without any extra work.
Comet …

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda
May 19, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for setting up India’s first …

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw
May 9, 2017 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University; Aim: converting agricultural residues …

Praj Celebrates Inauguration of Second-Generation Ethanol Plant
May 9, 2017 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 7, Praj Industries Ltd. unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India, is expected demonstrate the production …

Praj Commences 2G Smart Bio-Refinery
May 5, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  Praj Industries, the global process solutions company, today said it has commenced its first integrated second generation technology (2G) smart bio-refinery to produce ethanol from agri-waste in Gujarat.
The 2G demo …

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy
May 2, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above its weight class” these days, …

Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
April 3, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, …

Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining
March 27, 2017 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, …

Government to Formulate Policies on Ethanol, Methanol to Bring Down Crude Import Bill: Nitin Gadkari
February 27, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PTI/The Financial Express)  The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill by Rs 1 lakh crore, …

All City Buses Will Run on Biofuel: Nitin Gadkari
December 6, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi (Times of India)  While launching nation’s first ethanol-run Green bus service, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari promised Nagpur will be the first city to have all its city buses …

Hi-Performance Tech Package: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
December 2, 2016 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for …

Scaling up Industrial Biotech: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Financing the Advanced Bioeconomy
November 18, 2016 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Building a low carbon, bio-based economy through sustainable innovation means scaling up technologies.  And that means financing for scale.
The opportunity is massive. As the OECD wrote in its Bioeconomy 2030 report, “The Bioeconomy …

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant
November 17, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015.
It is located in the facility owned by the Fraunhofer CBP, on the …

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects
November 15, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!
November 6, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday in …

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery
October 12, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to raise quality of fuel …

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Produce Isobutene from Wheat Straw
September 30, 2016 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies/Biomass Magazine)  Global Bioenergies and Clariant are proud to announce the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This success is the result of a collaboration …

Low Cost Cellulosic Sugars, Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrosep
September 9, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst all the discussion this week of deal-making in cellulosic and sugar-based fuels — the likes of Tesoro-Virent and Lufthansa-Gevo — we were intrigued by this slide deck on a pathway …

India Will Soon Be Zero Petroleum Import Country: Gadkari
September 8, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

(CNBC MoneyControl)  Despite low prices globally, India at present is incurring a massive Rs 4.5 lakh crore on crude imports which was earlier Rs 7.5 lakh crore, Gadkari said addressing a conference on methanol economy …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

Kansas Cellulosic Plant to Sell
August 25, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Draws Wide Interest — … Mark Fisler, managing director of Los Angeles-based Ocean Park Advisers, the company hired by Abengoa to sell the biomass-based ethanol …

Praj to Be the First Indian Technology Provider to Launch Green Fund for 2G Ethanol Projects
August 10, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Praj/PR Newswire)   First Indian Technology Company to Partner in 2G Ethanol Projects Through Green Fund; To Facilitate ‘Farmer Centric Biomass Supply Model’;  To Provide Build, Operate & Maintain (BOM) Package for 2nd Generation ‘Biomass to Ethanol’ …

Working the Calculator: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Choosing a Feedstock
August 8, 2016 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What color is your parachute?” went the title of a best-selling book from the 80s on job hunting. The concept applies equally to biomass feedstock in the 2010s. There’s one …

Biodiesel Producers Set to Benefit from Green Partnership
August 4, 2016 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biodiesel producers will benefit from a green partnership between Ireland-based industrial enzyme firm Monaghan Biosciences and Australia-based biochemicals specialist Leaf Resources, as Leaf Resources continues to seek glycerol for its …

Developers Plan Crop Waste Ethanol Plant in North Dakota
August 1, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Washington Times)  A group of developers is planning to make ethanol from the stalks and leaves of North Dakota wheat straw and corn plants.
New Energy Investors is looking to develop a 13-million gallon, …

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources
July 26, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. …

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol
July 19, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to deliberate on the production of second generation of ethanol. The meeting was attended by Road …

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request
June 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous request was denied in May, …

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
May 20, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which …

Comet, BioAmber in Big Cellulosic Sugar Partnership: Biobased’s Hot Babes Hook Up
April 19, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for cellulosic dextrose from Comet’s upcoming first commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The dextrose will be …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Spiritwood
April 12, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun) Plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park are underway, according to Thomas Corle, founding partner of New Energy Investors, a Pennsylvania …

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative Collaborating with Comet Biorefining to Develop Agricultural Biomass Supply Chain
April 4, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Comet Biorefining)  Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, an Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining to collaborate on the development of a sustainable agricultural biomass supply chain …

AVA-CO2’s Move to Replace Formaldehyde Shows the Endurin’ Allure in Furans
March 22, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In June 2014 the 6th adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This …

Comet Biorefining Picks up $10.9M SDTC Grant for Low-Cost, Non-Food, Bio-Based Sugars Project
March 9, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded Comet Biorefining a CA$10.9 million grant for the construction of its first-of-a-kind advanced bio-based chemicals plant. Located in Sarnia, Ontario, the plant will …

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?
March 7, 2016 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get really long. For example, try …

Raizen Has Lowest Price as Cellulosic Ethanol Hinges on Feedstock Cost
February 24, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Of the Six Existing Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Facilities, Raizen’s Projected Price of $2.17 per Gallon Is Lowest, as Innovations Help Bring Next-Generation Biofuels to Market, Says Lux Research
Six companies have now brought cellulosic …

Comet Biorefining to Build Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario
February 22, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Comet Biorefining/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Comet Biorefining Inc. has announced the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy Park in Sarnia, Ontario.  The 60 million pounds per year plant will come online in …

Comet to Build 30K Ton Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario
February 19, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Comet Biorefining announced at ABLC 2016 the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy Park in Sarnia, Ontario. The 60 million pounds per year …

Chempolis’ Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Heads for Commercial-Scale in India
February 15, 2016 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing.  —  In India, €110 million joint venture cellulosic ethanol project of Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited …

Farmers Optimistic about Corn Stalk Sugar Mill Plans
February 10, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(The Observer)  A group of Southwestern Ontario farmers are one step closer to building a sugar mill for corn stalks and other plant matter, to help boost their bottom lines and attract more biochemical plants …

Sunliquid Is Awarded the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment
January 22, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  Sunliquid prevailed against 14 competitors in the category Process Innovations; Cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology is groundbreaking for climate and environmental protection; Biofuel enables up to 95% savings in greenhouse gas emissions without competing with …

Purdue Engineer Receives Top Award from Obama
January 4, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University) Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack …

Chempolis, Avantha Partner to Offer Cellulosic Technology
December 18, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Chempolis, Ltd.)  Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has entered into partnership with Avantha Group’s research wing Avantha Centre for Industrial Research & Development to offer technology to India to extract ethanol from various agricultural residues …

Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant
December 7, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets
November 16, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed,
Pacific Ag is creating a supply chain for agricultural residue  —  — Pacific Ag, the nation’s largest crop residue …

Punjab to Become Bio-Refinery Leader in Next Two Years
October 30, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Punjab News Express)  The Progressive Punjab Investor Summit 2015 today culmination of yearlong efforts by Bikram Singh Majithia, Renewable Energy Minister Punjab that brought largest ever bio-refinery in the wheat bowl of the country that …

Building Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Portfolios
October 26, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Rajdeep Golecha (Biomass Magazine)  The amount of risk in supply variation a biorefinery is willing to accept will depend on its fundamental business strategy, and the amount of premium they are willing to pay …

DOE Warns That Climate Change May Disrupt Growth of Biomass Feedstocks
October 17, 2015 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 9, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report about the threats posed by climate change to the U.S. electricity and fuels sector, U.S. Energy Sector: Regional Vulnerabilities …

Clariant Sees Biofuels Boost from VW Diesel Affair: Paper
October 13, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Michael Shields (Reuters)  Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant expects biofuels to get a boost from the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) manipulation of diesel motor emissions tests, Chief Executive Hariolf Kottmann told a German newspaper.
Clariant …

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum
September 28, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too.  The US …

Cellulosic Feedstocks of the Future
September 21, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Commercial-scale production and harvest of several annual and perennial biomass feedstocks is under way, paving the way for biofuels, biopower and biobased products. — … There are, however, a handful …

Bringing in the Biomass for Cellulosic Ethanol
September 14, 2015 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A multitude of questions surround the challenge of bringing in the mountains of biomass needed to feed a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant: Are crop residues a reliable resource? …

DEINOVE and Tyton Forge Partnership to Commercialize Unique Solutions in the Green Chemicals Sector
September 9, 2015 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Benzinga)  A technological and commercial partnership between Deinove and Tyton BioEnergy Systems, the leader in tobacco technology for green chemicals production  —  T he synergistic technologies are expected to provide techno-economic benefits in the …

An Integrated Approach to Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process
August 31, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, …

Latvian Scientists Make Bioethanol and Furfural from Straw
August 26, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Olga Pavuk  (The Baltic Course)  Production of bioethanol is an alternative energy source of utmost importance in replacing ordinary fuel made from hydrocarbons. Latvian scientists have succeeded in producing bioethanol and furfural from plant …

DEINOVE Reaches the Third Milestone of the DEINOL Program and Receives € 1.2 m from Bpifrance
July 13, 2015 – 10:26 am | No Comment

(DEINOVE)  DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces that it has reached the third and penultimate milestone …

Crews Harvest Crop Residue for Biomass
July 6, 2015 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Amy Bickel (Kansas Agland/The Garden City Telegram)  The wheat field here is shaved down to a schoolboy’s haircut, but Courtney Wilson’s harvest is just beginning.
“I sometimes feel like a door-to-door salesman,” the man admitted as …

Biofuel Research and Commercial Development in Denmark
June 2, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter)  General introduction – A fossil free energy supply by 2050  —  In 2012, the Danish parliament decided on a new climate act, which calls for an energy supply totally free of fossil …

Biofuels: What’s Happened and Where Are We Going?
April 16, 2015 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Scott Chabina (Fierce Energy)  The transformation of Gen 1.0 to 1.5 and the reality of Gen 2.0.  Advanced, commercially viable biofuel facilities no longer “unicorns on the horizon” … Conventional, or “Gen 1.0”, corn ethanol …

Risk and Reward for Boardman Biomass Proposal
April 9, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by George Plaven (Capital Press)  One possible biomass fuel for the coal plant is giant cane, known as Arundo donax, which PGE has spent several years growing in small test plots. … As a potential source …

PureVision to Scale up Biorefining Technology at ZeaChem Site
April 6, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(PureVision Technology Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  PureVision Technology Inc., a Colorado-based biorefinery developer, recently announced that it will scale up its biorefining technology at an industrial site in Boardman, Oregon, owned by ZeaChem Inc. The public …

Global Bioenergies Heads for Demo Scale: A Magic Path to Isobutane in Sight
April 3, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant, and is commencing construction immediately. The 5,000L demonstration-scale facility will be completed in spring 2015, …

BPI Announces Startup of Pilot Plant Featuring LTSD Technology
February 16, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Process Innovation Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bio-Process Innovation Inc. has announced the completion of the construction of its 1-ton pilot plant and successful operation of its low temperature steep delignification (LTSD) pretreatment process at its pilot …

The Cellulosoic Biofuels Odyssey: Crossing the Finish Line
February 15, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Greg Breining (Bioenergy Connection) When Bioenergy Connection first covered the progress to commercial cellulosic ethanol in 2011, a dozen biofuel companies were claiming they would go big by 2015. After years of industry-wide anticipation and …

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?
February 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels — has been cost.
Unlike ethanol made from corn, cellulosic biofuels are made from the inedible parts …

PacificAg Can Save Ethanol Plants Time & Money
December 29, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Talia Bang (Ag NewsWire)  PacificAg, the country’s largest and most experienced biomass harvest company in the country, can help ethanol plants developing or expanding operations into the production of cellulosic ethanol, save time and …

The DOE’s Shifting Worldview for Biofuels Deployment, Now through 2030
December 29, 2014 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on algae-based feedstocks and terrestrial crops too.
Can algae-based biofuels reach full commercial scale by 2030? The …

U.S. Ethanol Industry Frets over Washington Green Fuels Study
November 21, 2014 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Don Jenkins (Capitol Press)  A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions.
Midwest ethanol producers are lobbying Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to not adopt a low carbon fuels standard.
An …

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel
November 13, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Emil Venere (Purdue News)  Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants.  The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application …

BlueFire Renewables Receives Unprecedented Export-Import Bank of China Letter of Intent to Provide Debt Financing for a U.S. Bio-Energy Project
October 24, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/BlueFire Renewables)  BlueFire’s Mississippi Fulton Project Paves the Way for Other U.S./China Renewable Energy Projects
BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC:BFRE), a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels, …

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant
October 17, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Abengoa/GlobeNewswire)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during on-site event commemorating landmark occasion for advanced biofuels industry.
Abengoa’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis technology turns crop …

Clariant’s Demonstration Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Germany: The Complete Facility, in Pictures
September 29, 2014 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. …
In recent years — the region around Straubing turned to biotech to access the high returns …

Cellulosics and the EU: Chasing Higher Rates, Yields, and More Value from Lignin
September 26, 2014 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The cellulosic scene in the EU is lively and well — greatly cheered by news of commercial-scale openings by POET-DSM, and Beta Renewables and the impending openings at Abengoa Bioenergy …

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process
August 8, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one of the key ingredients in what some are calling Nebraska’s and Iowa’s shot at the …

New Analysis Finds that 10 States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural Byproducts for Low-Carbon Fuel and Electricity
July 22, 2014 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food supplies
U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of …

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho
July 9, 2014 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy experts say Idaho is well positioned to follow the leaders with a small facility that …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.
…To bring you up to …

Neol Biosolutions to Scale up Microbioil-2.0 Process at CB2G
June 2, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Neol Biosolutions/Biomass Magazine)  Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G) of CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre, in order …

UK Researchers Aim to Convert Oilseed Straw into Biofuels
May 30, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made …

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project
May 27, 2014 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.”
In Illinois, Patriot Renewable Fuels announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, …

GeoSynFuels Purchases, Retrofits Idle Demonstration Plant
April 16, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Golden, Colo.-based GeoSynFuels LLC has acquired the cellulosic demonstration facility formerly owned and operated by Blue Sugars Corp., the parent company of Western Biomass Energy LLC. GSF plans to retrofit …

Dual Turning Point for Biofuels
April 15, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Clifford Krauss (The New York Times)  … But even as Abengoa and other companies prepare to produce significant amounts of cellulosic ethanol, using corn stalks and wheat straw as opposed to corn itself, the appetite …

Dually Renewable
March 17, 2014 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  … Not only is Abengoa Biomass Energy LLC forging the path to commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol, it is taking a new road when it comes to fuel.
Besides cellulosic ethanol, the Hugoton, Kan., …

European Fleet Test for Biofuels Kicks Off
February 6, 2014 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   A partnership between Clariant, Haltermann and car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is to road test biofuels in Germany.  Haltermann takes cellulosic ethanol produced from wheat straw by Clariant and mixes it with conventional fuel components …

Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is expensive.   In so many of the signature developments announced around the world this year, there’s …

DSM, DONG Energy Report Improved Cellulosic Ethanol Yield
December 6, 2013 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Royal DSM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal DSM, together with DONG Energy, announced it has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale. The combined fermentation results in a …

The Password Is….Bagasse: Raizen, Iogen Get Going on Cellulosic Ethanol at Industrial Scale
December 3, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Brazil, Raizen has started construction on a 10 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant using Iogen Energy technology. The $100 million project, located adjacent to Raízen’s Costa Pinto …

Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research
November 27, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science Fair last month in Louisville.
The 17-year-old junior at South O’Brien High School finished first in …

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?
October 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal was to stimulate the development and use of low-carbon, next generation biofuels – to help …

India-Finland Ink Clean Technology Pact to Produce Ethanol
October 15, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  In a first of its kind initiative to promote use of clean technologies, India and Finland today signed an agreement to produce Ethanol and reduce India’s dependence on its import.
Under the initiative, state …

World’s Largest Cellulosic Biofuels Plant Opens: Beta Renewables, in Pictures
October 10, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beta Renewables plant in Crescentino, Italy to produce 75 million liters of cellulosic ethanol per year from agricultural waste.
In Italy, Beta Renewables and Novozymes marked the official opening in Northern …

Clariant Certifies Cellulosic Ethanol Plant under European Directives
September 4, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid® demonstration plant in Straubing (Germany), which was opened in July 2012. The certificate confirms that …

Moves to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol March Ahead
August 28, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News)  Soon after hearing about Big Oil’s numerous challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard, attendees of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop this summer, heard from producers forging ahead to commercialize cellulosic …

Biofuels on the Verge
August 15, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) A photo tour of the biofuels industry
The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it expects only 6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels to contribute to the 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels mandated …

Rochester Institute of Technology Students Learn About Sweetwater’s Plant-Sugar Mixture for Production of Biofuels
July 26, 2013 – 11:46 am | No Comment

(AZOCleanTech)  A collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Sweetwater Energy Inc. will give students experience with the Rochester-based company that has a sweet and sustainable niche.
Sweetwater Energy …

Routes to the Summit: 3 Keys to First Commercial Advanced Biofuels, and Beyond
July 23, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It’s become an cliché of late that “financing is tough” and that “the US is slowing” while “China is speeding up” on advanced biofuels. It’s also become a cliché that …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2
June 21, 2013 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there was a second panel on scale-up and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. As with the session …

BIO World Congress Cellulosic Ethanol Panel: The Latest on Commercialization Progress
June 18, 2013 – 8:46 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  One of the morning sessions at the Tenth Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology put four of the companies in the forefront of commercial development of cellulosic ethanol …

Clariant Demonstrates Sunliquid Process with Stover, Bagasse
June 6, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not quite a year after opening a demonstration facility, Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant AG announced that it has expanded the feedstocks successfully converted to cellulosic ethanol beyond wheat …

How Farm Waste May Make Biofuels Matter Again
May 20, 2013 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Javier E. David (CNBC) Imagine a world where leftover corn, wheat and wood chips can be used to power your car.
That’s the aim of cellulosic ethanol, a budding sector of the renewable fuel industry that …

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 …

Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050; Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Strong Government Policies Will Be Needed
March 19, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(National Academies of Science)  A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles — cars …

Who’s Ahead Now in Enzymes? Codexis Launches Next-Gen CodeXyme4
March 13, 2013 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Compared to prior generations, CodeXyme 4 and CodeXyme 4X significantly reduce the cost of cellulosic sugar production for biofuels and bio‐based chemicals.
…Codexis’ latest generation of advanced cellulase enzymes, CodeXyme 4 …

Beta Renewables Sees 2015 as Boom Year for Cellulosic Biofuels
March 5, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  * U.S. cellulosic biofuel goals not reached
* Beta sees industry stepping up output by 2015
* New players could emerge from eastern Europe
Biofuels made from wood waste and sugarcane have languished well …

If Polluters Pay, Will Renewables Rise?
February 6, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changes in EU policy and the financing of advanced biofuels have led to a revival of project formation in Europe.
The latest news from Finland is that St1 is proceeding towards …

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World
December 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities owned by companies such as …

Portland General Electric Tests Biofuel Options to Replace Coal at Boardman Plant
December 5, 2012 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(AP/Oregon Live)  Portland General Electric is in its second year of testing the giant cane known as Arundo donax as a potential replacement for coal at the Boardman Power Plant.
But the utility is also looking …

US Company in Refinery Search
November 29, 2012 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (Grain & Hay WeeklyTimes) An American biofuels company is looking to build a refinery in Australia to produce ethanol from wheat straw and other residues.
…Investors in the biorefineries include Australia’s Macquarie Bank and …

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its first investments just as Canada’s leaders consider pulling the plug
It was the most amazing sovereign …

New Technology to Produce Ethanol from Sago
November 1, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(The Star)  A Japanese technology, which is still in its pilot stage, may be used on sago to produce ethanol.
Kansai Chemical Engineering Company Limited of Bio-Energy Corporation presdent Dr Hideo Noda said in Japan, several …

Denmark Sets High Goals for Renewables
October 30, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Roger Moore (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Leifmark LLC)  …If you’re Denmark, and practically surrounded by the North Sea, global warming and the anticipated rise in the ocean level tend to focus the national mind. To thrive …

ZeaChem Completes Construction of Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
October 30, 2012 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(ZeaChem)  ZeaChem Inc., developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, today announced that it has completed construction of its 250,000 gallons per year (GPY) cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon. The project was completed on budget and is …

The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom
October 24, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Deployment of next-gen bagasse-to-biofuels technologies could expand ethanol production in Brazil, India by 35 percent without land, water intensification.
…Guidance being given by the projects is that capacities could increase by …

Incitor and the Birth of a New Low-Cost Fuel Molecule
October 4, 2012 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new drop-in, low-cost, high-octane fuel molecule? How does that work, and why, and when?  How does it change the energy independence equation?   Today, the Digest visits Incitor to find …

Tranquility Base Here. The Crescentino project has landed.
September 18, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Once described as a “moon shot”, Beta Renewables’ commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol project hovers just over the lunar surface, weeks from completion.   It’s transformative cost structure may well reignite the …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

Novozymes, Terranol Partner on Yeast to Boost Biofuels Industry
August 30, 2012 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Sally Bakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Novozymes A/S (NZYMB) agreement to market Terranol A/S’s yeast technology as the world’s biggest maker of enzymes seeks to make biofuels from energy crops and agricultural waste commercially viable.
…Novozymes supplies enzymes …

Sunliquid Cellulose Ethanol Process Reaches Demo Scale in Germany
July 31, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is now operating its demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, Germany. With an annual capacity of up to 1,000 tons (330,000 MMgy), the demonstration …

EdeniQ, NREL, Aemetis, Kent Bioenergy among Winners of California Clean Energy Grants
June 14, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the California Energy Commission approved funding of $23,110,015 for projects that will advance the development of green fuels, and the installation of fueling stations.  The awards are provided …

DSM Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol Qualified by DONG Energy
June 6, 2012 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(DSM)  Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been qualified as supplier of enzymes for DONG Energy – Inbicon’s wheat straw to cellulosic ethanol process. The enzymes have been successfully used …

Clean Technology: US Policy Aids Second Generation Biofuel Push
June 5, 2012 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Guy Chazan (Financial Times)  In the world of biofuels, all eyes are on the tiny northern Italian town of Crescentino, site of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, which will start production this …

Molecular Sponge Absorbs Toxins, Produces Biofuel

May 30, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by William DeKay (The Western Producer)  Lee Wilson thinks he has found a cost effective way to help produce biofuel using wheat straw.
In a lab at the University of Saskatchewan, the chemist and his team …

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock
May 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion.
1. The feedstocks …

Iran to Start Making Bio-Ethanol from Cellulose Material
May 21, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(Payvand Iran News) Iran will start producing industrial bio-ethanol from cellulosic material soon.
Bio-ethanol can be used as petrol supplementary and it will increase the octane number of petrol as it is added to the fuel. It will lead to the …

Shell, Iogen, and Cancellation in Manitoba: Answers to Your Questions
May 1, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell and Iogen cancel their long-contemplated Canadian cellulosic ethanol project, and announce 150 layoffs.
…In Canada, Shell and Iogen announced that they will not pursue the jointly owned 23 million gallon …

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show
January 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are counted, according to leaked EU …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for a New Advanced Biofuel Production Facility in Oregon: Project will Create Jobs, Expand Production of Biofuels
January 26, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has approved a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery, LLC (ZBB) through the Biorefinery Assistance Program. ZBB …

Ethanol-Friendly Manitoba: Shell Scouts Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Opportunities
December 29, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal Dutch Shell plc is in the early stages of a development project that would site a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in southern Manitoba. “It’s very, very, very early …

Washington State University Center at Prosser Researches Possible Biofuels
December 15, 2011 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Ross Courtney (The Seattle Times/Yakima Herald-Republic)  …”You get down to it, it’s dirty work,” said Steve Fransen, a research agronomist at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center.
He means research, not …

DSM, CIMV Produce Ethanol From Wheat Straw in Biofuel Project
December 7, 2011 – 9:14 am | No Comment

by Rudy Ruitenberg   (Bloomberg)  Royal DSM NV and France’s CIMV SA produced ethanol from wheat straw in a test run of a project led by French agricultural researcher INRA to develop so-called second-generation biofuels.
Levallois-Perret, France-based …

A Day in the Life of Biofuels, 2011
November 28, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest announced the winners of its “Day in the Life of Biofuels” photo contest, and published the winning entries.
…Grand Prize and First Prize winners have been published at biofuelsdigest.com, …

Shell Looking at Biofuel Plant for Local Area
November 7, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Angela Brown (Central Plains Herald-Leader)  Shell Canada is looking into the possibility of establishing a biofuel plant in the Portage la Prairie area.
The facility would be a cellulosic ethanol plant, which is proposed for …

Denmark’s DONG Energy Exploring Large Biofuel Plant
August 31, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Teis Jensen (Reuters)   New consortium invests in feasibility study
* Plans involve second-generation bioethanol plant
* Plant could cost $390 million – $580 million
Denmark’s DONG Energy and local partners will explore the possibility of building a …

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization
August 30, 2011 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The Chinese government is vigorously promoting commercialization of renewable energy and bioproducts, given environmental issues plus food, …

Sud-Chemie Breaks Ground on German Wheat Straw-to-Ethanol Plant
August 2, 2011 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  German-based international specialty chemicals company Süd-Chemie AG held a groundbreaking July 26 for a 1,000 ton-per-year, demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, located in the Lower Bavaria region. The …

Sud-Chemie Starts Construction of German Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
July 29, 2011 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Specialty chemicals company Sud-Chemie AG said Tuesday it had began construction of a demonstration plant that will be the largest in Germany dedicated to the production of cellulosic ethanol from non-edible crop waste.
The plant …

Accellerase® TRIO Helps Reduce Ethanol Production Costs, Lowers Dosage And Offers Environmental Benefits
June 27, 2011 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Genencor)  Genencor today (June 22, 2011) announced a product advancement, Accellerase® TRIO. This new product will enable biofuel producers to more cost-effectively manufacture cellulosic ethanol from a wide range of renewable nonfood feedstocks such as …

Launch of the Construction of Plant IBP Creswell (Vercelli), the First in the World Able to Produce Bio-Ethanol Second Generation from Biomass Food
April 12, 2011 – 10:43 am | No Comment

(Bio Crescentino)  In the presence of local and national authorities, the M & G Gruppo Mossi – the world leader in the production of PET – is today celebrating the laying of the cornerstone of …

Harvesting, Storage and Transfer Technology Update
April 11, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Maynard Herron and Bob Matousek   (Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy)     AGCO (Hesston, KS) received an award for biomass feedstock supply demonstration as a partial match of a $5 million renewable …

Key Players: Advanced Biofuels
April 5, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by David Beattie (Renewable Energy World Magazine)   …Importantly, and what sets these latest fuels apart from their first-generation predecessors, is the fact that they are produced using feedstock that would normally be classed as …

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy Biorefinery Evolves into Hybrid Concept Based on Study Results
March 30, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment

(Dakota Spirit AgEnergy)   Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, a proposed cellulosic biorefinery near Spiritwood, N.D., has evolved from a 20 million gallon per year (MGY) cellulosic ethanol plant into a 58 MGY “hybrid” ethanol plant comprised of a …

Biofuel Startup Hopes to Win Over Skeptics
March 4, 2011 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Marc Gunther (Sustainable Business Forum)  …If I’d taken biology and chemistry in college, I might be explain to explain Codexis’s technology in a sophisticated away. Here’s the best I can manage: In brief, the …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Expands Its Feedstock Radius after Study
February 24, 2011 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Sue Roesler  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  …The biomass refinery would be a part of Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC and would be located next to the Cargill barley malting plant and the Great River Energy …

Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant
February 23, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Technology provider for the energy and environment sectors Abengoa will implement its enzymatic hydrolysis process technology to produce bioethanol at a commercial-scale in the US.
The news comes after the company’s second generation bioethanol …