Advanced Biofuels USA: promoting the understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels around the world.

Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

Read the full story »
Business News/Analysis

Federal Legislation

Political news and views from Capitol Hill.

More Coming Events

Conferences and Events List in Addition to Coming Events Carousel (above)

Original Writing, Opinions Advanced Biofuels USA


Home » BioRefineries, Canada, Process

Lignol Achieves Important Pilot Plant Milestone

Submitted by on May 20, 2010 – 7:25 amOne Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the cellulosic ethanol and biorefining sector, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd. has successfully completed integrated production campaigns and met operability targets for the production of cellulosic ethanol and lignin with its industrial-scale biorefinery pilot plant in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Following the enhancements to its biorefinery pilot plant in late 2009, Lignol has successfully operated all individual unit operations and has now completed an important series of fully integrated production campaigns. Over the past few months the pilot plant has been operating 24 hours per day, 5 days per week. Having reached this milestone of regular full-scale operations, the pilot plant is now generating important data for plant optimization and is preparing the company for commercial due diligence. Next steps now involve achieving preliminary benchmark performance targets on hardwood feedstock with which to confirm engineering designs for demonstration and commercial scale projects.

“These integrated production campaigns bring together the collective efforts of our technology, our science and our people,” said Lignol President and CEO, Ross MacLachlan. “In addition to showcasing our advanced technologies to existing and new corporate partners, the information that is being generated from the integrated production campaigns will be vital to helping Lignol realize its goal of becoming the lowest cost producer of cellulosic ethanol.”

The Lignol facility represents one of only a handful of fully integrated cellulosic ethanol pilot plants operating in the world today and is uniquely capable of producing high purity lignin derivatives engineered for specific industrial applications. The technology provides a valuable platform to the chemical industry as it evolves toward using renewable and environmentally attractive alternatives to petroleum based feedstocks.  READ MORE   Watch VIDEO

Tags: ,

One Comment »