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30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes
November 14, 2017 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard …

Got Feedstock? Have Greenbelt Resources Test For Feasibility
November 2, 2017 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources) The beauty of bioethanol is that it can be created from an amazing number of feedstocks of which many are considered waste – especially “food wastes”. Greenbelt Resources Corporation(OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt) evaluates these …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
October 23, 2017 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

Gerard Ostheimer and Doug Faulkner co-authored a Biofuels Digest article with some ideas that show the benefits bioenergy could bring to Africa: “Africans should strive for sustainable fuels from native feedstocks in a modern infrastructure …

Growing the African Biofuel Sector: What’s Not to Like?
October 23, 2017 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Gerard Ostheimer and Doug Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  …  (I)n Sub-Saharan Africa a thriving indigenous bioenergy industry can play a positive and productive role in modernizing economies and improving the quality of human life.
One challenge …

What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Forecasting
August 10, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department of Energy undertook to answer, …

American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics — February 17, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 13, 2017 – 11:51 am | No Comment
American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics   —   February 17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

(PR Newswire/C_FARE)  The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the USDA Office of the Chief Economist Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU) have joined together to host a discussion entitled: “American-Made BioEnergy from …

Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Highlights Work to Enable the Billion-Ton Vision
December 27, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Regional Feedstock Partnership (the Partnership)—a multi-institutional collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, representatives from land-grant universities, and industry—was first established to address issues …

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy
November 21, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling …

Organic Acids: Key Facilitators of the Bio-economy
August 11, 2016 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee-Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   Recent declines in oil prices and the failure of start-up biofuel processes to meet production cost targets have increased the interest in producing value added chemicals from biomass as coproducts. …

Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton Report
August 9, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month, the DOE released the first volume of its monumental two-volume update of the Billion Ton report, looking not only at the economics of biomass but also the environmental …

Biomass Feed Handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation
July 21, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse …

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock
July 19, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The strategy includes:
(1) improving existing ethanol …

The Future of Bioenergy Is in This Book-less Library
May 10, 2016 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by  Cory Hatch (Renewable Energy World)  The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about biomass — organic material such as corn stover, switchgrass, wood chips and wheat straw. Nearly …

How to Make $250M in Cellulosic Biofuels with an Investment under $6M
May 3, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Cellulosic fiber makes up approximately 10% of the corn kernel and cannot be converted into ethanol during the typical production process. By utilizing Edeniq’s Pathway technologies, including specialized enzymes …

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?
April 27, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, with biofuels and natural …

NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award
April 4, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Businesswire)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin …

What’s up with Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 March Madness Guide
March 24, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we conducted a webinar on the state of cellulosic fuels as part of our 2016 March Madness series. You can experience the recorded version of the webinar here.
Meanwhile, …

Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses
January 26, 2016 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Rajdeep Golech (Biomass Magazine)  Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.  —  Emphasis toward greenhouse gas reduction and massive availability of agriculture and forest residue has led to …

Energy Crop Miscanthus in Trials to Restore Flood Plain Soils
December 8, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Bioenegy Insight)  The Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and the supply chain specialist Terravesta are running new trials to examine how the energy crop miscanthus survives in water-logged land and its effect on the soil …

Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action
November 30, 2015 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Marcel van Berkel (GF Biochemicals/Biofuels Digest)  There is a clear and growing need for new chemical building blocks. … For instance, fuels and additives derived from local-sourced cellulosic waste can offset concerns about first generation biofuels.  …

Whole Crop Utilization: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory’s BioEnergy Program
November 24, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse …

From Sci-fi to Reality Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Real to Farmers
November 20, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  Five years ago when Nevada, Iowa, farmer Brian Sampson first heard about harvesting corn stover for ethanol, he thought it sounded akin to putting a man on Mars.
As production of …

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 …

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? …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Where Are the Gallons? Answers for Your Questions.
July 2, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Seen a number of high-profile cellulosic projects open in recent years, and not much ethanol being produced?  Wondered why? Here are answers to your questions.
As Jack Webb used to say …

EERE Energy Impacts: Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income
June 30, 2015 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed (US Department of Energy)   For the past seven years, All-American football player and Iowa farmer Bruce Nelson has been using corn stover—the non-edible corn stalks, husks, and leaves of a corn plant—to …

Sustainable, Available, Reliable Affordable Bioeconomy Feedstocks: The Hottest Slides from ABFC 2015
June 11, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the advanced bioeconomy, the question for some time has been “how do you fund it?” or “how do you make it?”. But now, feedstock is becoming the key variable, …

US Poised for Biobased Chemicals Breakout, Says National Research Council
April 6, 2015 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though challenges remain, particularly in affordable feedstock, the US National Research Council says “Despite impressive recent and projected growth, the manufacturing of chemicals using biological synthesis and engineering could expand …

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA
February 25, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama.

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of …

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 …

New Farmer Co-Operative to Help Build Ontario Bioeconomy
January 14, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Farmers.com/Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative)  A group of Ontario farmers have a plan to convert crop residue into cellulosic sugar to help fuel the province’s bioeconomy. Based in Sarnia, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) will …

Briefing: Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update
December 1, 2014 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Carole Abourached* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) recently held a briefing on the technologies involved in commercial cellulosic ethanol production. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from agricultural residues such as …

Verticality: A Key Factor in the Food x Fuel Issue
November 11, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Al Costa (Global Biobusiness)   …To this end, it becomes increasingly clear that “verticality” is a key issue. This means crops which occupy little space horizontally and as much space vertically. After all, a …

Balancing Birds and Biofuels: Grasslands Support More Species than Cornfields
October 17, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Kelly April Tyrrell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  In Wisconsin, bioenergy is for the birds. Really.  In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) …

Breaking the Cycle of “Agricultural Landfill”: Can Cellulosic Ethanol Offer a Path to More No-Till Farming?
October 17, 2014 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could diverting agricultural residues for cellulosic ethanol solve the problem of tilling agricultural residues into the topsoil — and help provide a path towards pristine soils not seen since the …

Press Release: “Should Corn Land Be Used for Bioenergy/Biomaterial Crops?” Advanced Biofuels USA Publishes Thought-Provoking New Approach to Food, Feed, Fuel and Fiber Crop Land Use
October 6, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment

October 6, 2014—Columbus, OH —  Robert Kozak of Atlantic Biomass Conversions contributes his thoughtful approach to answering these questions* posed by Biofuels Digests’s Jim Lane: “As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is …

Stover Pellets Pack in the Pounds
October 1, 2014 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pelletizing corn stover offers some tantalizing prospects. Where it is virtually impossible to load a truck to maximum weight with bales, one could with pellets. The densification process …

A Looming Cellulosic Feedstock Shortage?
September 16, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk?

It’s not …

Chempolis and NRL Teams up for Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Bamboo in Assam
September 15, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Chempolis)  Chempolis Ltd, a Finland based biorefining technology corporation signed yesterday Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL, A Government of India Enterprise). Parties have agreed to jointly study to build a world …

Genera Energy Releases Biomass Infographic
August 25, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Genera Energy)  Infographic highlights a variety of biomass feedstocks, provides insight into choosing the right solution for any biomass project
Genera Energy, a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock supply advancements and supply chain improvements, released …

Building a Long Term, Sustainable Supply Chain for Cellulosic Biofuels Industry
August 11, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) On Tuesday, July 15 2014, Biofuels Digest hosted a webinar discussing creating sustainable supply chains for cellulosic biofuels – a germane issue that will ultimately determine the commercial viability …

Biofuels for Road Transportation Will Reach Nearly $338 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research
August 6, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by (mfrtech.com/BUSINESS WIRE) Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become an important part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5 percent of liquid fuels consumed in the sector by …

Obama’s Delay on Renewable Fuel Puts Producers in Bind
August 4, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

By Mark Drajem   (Bloomberg)  In the arid Imperial Valley of California, Tim Brummels is trying to turn an agricultural cousin of sugarcane into low-carbon ethanol.
It’s the kind of climate-friendly project supporters have pined for …

N.C. Funds 6 Cellulosic Biofuel, Bioenergy Research Projects
July 10, 2014 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state’s Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Special …

Court Upholds Upper Peninsula Ethanol Plant Review but Project Likely Dropped
June 9, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Eric Freedman (Great Lakes Echo) A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to an environmental assessment of a $100 million construction subsidy for an ethanol plant in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The U.S. Department of Energy …

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Seeks Grant Proposals
March 17, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

( North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve …

Tennessee’s Biomass Innovation
March 5, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (BBI International/Biomass Magazine) Genera Energy is applying a systems approach to developing customized energy crop supply chains.

Genera Energy aims to help clients answer those questions using a systems approach to developing customized supply …

Feedstocks, Techniques, and Enzymes: The Critical Trio in Any Cellulosic Ethanol Project
March 3, 2014 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

(Global Business)  It may be surprising to know that, strictly speaking, there is no such thing as “cellulosic ethanol”. Instead, there is cellulosic “sugars”. That because it is often forgotten that the cellulosic process (also …

Stanley Signs Draft Pact with Biomass Company
October 29, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Dohms (Chippewa Herald)  A draft developer’s agreement between Stanley and a biomass company out of New York has been approved by the city council and is expected to bring more jobs to the …

Growing First and Second Generation Renewable Fuels
July 29, 2013 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Anna Rath and Adam Monroe (The Hill Congress Blog)  While there is a lot of back-and-forth in Washington about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), there is just one fundamental choice at the heart of …

A Slimy Marine Organism Fit for Biofuel and Salmon Feed
June 27, 2013 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(The Research Council of Norway) …The yellowish, slimy growth that many of us have come across on ropes that have lain in seawater is the marine organism known as tunicates.
Tunicates are basically living filter tubes …

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 …

Out of the Shell: Oil Giant’s Big Biofuels Ambitions
May 14, 2013 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In an exclusive Digest interview, Shell’s VP for Alternative Energy, Matthew Tipper, reveals the company’s thinking about RFS2, their increasing re-focus on North America and the EU.   Plus, Shell’s ambition …

Clean Fuel From Trash, Crop Waste to Match Corn-Ethanol by 2016
March 13, 2013 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg)  Ethanol made from inedible matter such as crop waste and household trash will match the price of corn-based ethanol by 2016, potentially spurring output of the motor fuel, according to data compiled …

Doing Corn Better and Doing Better than Corn for Biofuels: Recent Developments in the Field
February 1, 2013 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Like it or not, corn and corn ethanol production are large, established industries in the U.S. While they provide significant economic, energy, and environmental benefits for our …

The Cellulosic Biofuels Tipping Point
January 11, 2013 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As cellulosic biofuels reach commercial-scale, is the tipping point for wide deployment near – and will it be based on breakthroughs in capex, opex or yield? Actually, it may be …

New Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Costs, Benefits of Switching to Energy Crops
November 1, 2012 – 12:39 pm | One Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois have been calculating the costs for farmers to produce biomass energy crops as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. In fact – they …

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather
December 29, 2011 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  NDSU quantifies the cost and time involved in corn stover collection
…The research team at  North Dakota State University in Fargo recently …

New Sources Near for Biofuels
October 19, 2011 – 7:22 am | No Comment

(Harvard Science)  Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute, said global biofuels are already mainstream, with ethanol from corn totaling 13 to 14 billion gallons annually in the United States, or about 10 percent of …

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility
August 22, 2011 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The ailing United States’ economy would receive a much needed boost with the commercial development of a domestic source of transportation fuel – especially if that fuel were to be clean, …

The Reality We Are Living in Now: Biofuels and the New DC, Part II
July 11, 2011 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In a swirling stew of change regarding US federal incentives, tariffs, tax credits and loan guarantees, the most consistent mechanism driving the expansion of renewable transport fuel has been the …

Tagging the Most Promising Feedstocks for Biofuels
February 7, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson (Western Farm Press/North Dakota State University Extension Service)  A USDA-funded study is developing new pricing and trading standards for cellulosic biomass feedstocks. A first step in the study is to identify the …

Poet’s Broin Says E27 Is Needed to Satisfy RFS
December 12, 2010 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet LLC CEO Jeff Broin told attendees at a recent energy conference that the U.S. will need to eventually utilize the equivalent of E27 in the nation’s fuel supply …

The Future of Biofuels: The Post-Alcohol World
October 29, 2010 – 8:52 am | No Comment

(The Economist)  Biofuels are back. This time they might even work.
MAKE something people want to buy at a price they can afford. Hardly a revolutionary business strategy, but one that the American biofuels industry has, to …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives — Ceres, the Energy Crop Company
October 27, 2010 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

Anna Rath (Vice President of Commercial Development, Ceres, Inc.)  Ceres is a seed company that uses advanced biotechnology to develop and distribute energy crop seeds. Rath discusses reasons for their commercial development being slower than planned, …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Miscanthus Commercial Varieties and their Production
October 27, 2010 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Neal Gutterson (President and Chief Executive Officer, Mendel Biotechnologies, Inc.)  Dr. Gutterson details the activities of Mendel Biotechnologies relevant to the advanced biofuels business space. Mendel developed Miscanthus x giganteus, a custom, sterile, weed-resistant variation …

Feedstock Logistics: Demonstration of a Large-Scale Integrated Switchgrass Supply Chain
October 27, 2010 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Kelly Tiller (President and Chief Executive Officer, Genera Energy, LLC)  Dr. Tiller details the large commitment the state of Tennessee has made to biofuels research. Genera Energy, a research firm owned by the University of …

Feedstock Logistics: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions
October 27, 2010 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Matousek (Manager of Plant and Harvesting Research and Development, Agco Corporation)  Mr. Matousek’s presentation discusses techniques for collecting corn crop residues into solid bales that can be transported to fuel production facilities. He …

Is Corn Stover the Next Big Biofuel?
October 25, 2010 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   If the cobs, stalks and leaves left behind after corn harvest become the next big source for ethanol, the technology to pick up the stover is decidedly old-school.
“A farmer who …

Advanced Biofuel Technology Mature, Industry Says
October 14, 2010 – 8:02 am | No Comment

by Teis Jensen and John Acher (Reuters)  The technology to produce so-called second-generation bioethanol has moved beyond the research phase and is ready to be used if policymakers back it with incentives, Danish industry leaders …

Growth of Biofuel Industry Hurt by GMO Regulations, Say Experts
October 7, 2010 – 7:04 am | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Faster development of the promising field of cellulosic biofuels — the renewable energy produced from grasses and trees — is being significantly hampered by a “deep and thorny regulatory thicket” that makes almost …

BlueFire Renewables Signs 15 Year Feedstock Supply Contract for Fulton, MS Cellulosic Ethanol Facility
September 27, 2010 – 6:55 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels from non-food cellulosic wastes, announced a contract with Cooper Marine & Timberlands to provide feedstock …

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Shows Promise
September 23, 2010 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

By Kerri Ebert (Midwest Producer)  …Kansas State University agricultural economist David Lambert has been developing economic models focusing on how development of the cellulosic ethanol industry could help meet EISA targets of 16 billion gallons …

Lignofuels 2010 December 1-2 Madrid, Spain
September 7, 2010 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Lignofuels 2010 December 1-2 Madrid, Spain

Paving the Road towards the Commercialisation of Fuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
Lignofuels 2010 will be addressing all key issues relating to the commercialisation of fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks such as policy developments, economic considerations, feedstock options, …

Ag Secretary Candidate Thicke Promotes ‘New Vision’
August 19, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Francis Thicke of Fairfield, the Democratic candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary, used his State Fair Soapbox speech Wednesday to call for a “new vision” for Iowa agriculture based on …

Wide Range of Plants Offer Cellulosic Biofuel Potential, Ecological Diversity
August 13, 2010 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  When it comes to selecting the right plant source for future cellulosic biofuel production, the solution won’t be one-size-fits-all, and it certainly doesn’t have to involve food and feed crops.
In a “Perspective” article in the …

Race on to Build First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
August 2, 2010 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  …Delegates to the Biomass ’10 conference in Grand Forks heard reports on all three cellulosic ethanol plant projects, which are in various stages of development. All have a projected …

A New Tool for Improving Switchgrass
July 30, 2010 – 7:59 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien  (USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genetics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel. The …

IEA Releases Landmark “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities” Report
July 29, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … IEA Bioenergy, part of the International Energy Agency, has published its report “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010”, as a report to IEA Bioenergy Task 39.
The 126-page …

Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010
July 29, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Dina Bacovsky, Michal Dallos, Manfred Worgetter (International Energy Agency Task 39)   Driven by the need to partly replace fossil transport fuels and by food versus fuel and highest possible GHG mitigation considerations, large efforts are …

25 Million Acres of Corn with Nowhere to Go, by 2030? A Digest Special Report
July 7, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(D)oomsayers who have been predicting an inevitable conflict between food and fuel appear to have been completely off the mark.
Rather than a shortage of food, the increased pace of biotechnology …

ICM to Begin Construction on Pilot Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
June 15, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

(ICM)  , Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to receive $25 million to fund the construction and operation of its cellulosic ethanol …

Novozymes and Ceres Partner on Biofuel Crops
May 21, 2010 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

(Ceres)   Companies take step towards commercialization of low-carbon biofuels from switchgrass and other energy crops.
Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. and Novozymes, the world’s largest enzyme provider, have entered a research collaboration to co-develop customized plant …

Thailand Biofuels: Feedstocks and Market Opportunities
May 17, 2010 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Ben Lazarus  (Biofuels Digest, American World Services)  Looks at cassava, sugarcane, cellulosic feedstocks (rice husks, bagasse), spare production capacity, and export opportunities in Thailand.  READ MORE

Report: More Work Needed on Minnesota’s Green Economy
May 14, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Lee (Star Tribune)  With its university research, sources of biomass and track record of innovation, some people think Minnesota has the tools to become a major leader in the green economy. But will it …

U.S. Government Awards DuPont, Partners with Technology Investment Agreement for Macroalgae-to-Biobutanol Research
March 16, 2010 – 10:39 am | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a Technology Investment Agreement to DuPont for the development of a process to convert sugars produced by macroalgae into next-generation biofuels called …