EPA Approves Edeniq Cellulosic Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton, California plant to generate D3 cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. The company’s kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol technology was recently featured during a panel discussion at the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference. “This approval is a landmark for …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, RINS

KLM to Fly to Use Biofuels in LA

Joanna Schroeder

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be using biofuels in the Los Angeles Airport. The company has signed a three-year contract with AltAir Fuels, who produces the ASTM approved fuel from used cooking oil and is the first biofuels company that continuously produces aviation biofuel for commercial use. The biofuels will be supplied by SkyRNG. Earlier this year, KLM signed on …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel

REG Repays GoZone Bonds Ahead of Schedule

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) has paid off Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds valued at $100 million ahead of schedule. The bonds were issued to help finance construction of the company’s 75 million gallon per year renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery located in Geismar, Louisiana and were provided by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA). In connection with payment in full, the …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, REG

New Holland Reveals Prototype Propane Tractor

Joanna Schroeder

For ten years, New Holland’s brand position has been as a Clean Energy Leader and the company didn’t disappoint at this year’s Farm Progress Show with the launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype that is powered by propane autogas. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor …

Alternative energy, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Propane

MN Congressman Gets #Ethanol Education

Joanna Schroeder

Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) recently spent some time learning more about ethanol production and its benefits to Minnesota and the country. He met with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, and during the meeting learned about the latest ethanol technologies along with hearing about some of the challenges facing the state’s ethanol industry and the entire industry. “Minnesota and America’s heartland are …

biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

EcoEngineers’ Ramm Talks Technology Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

There were many interesting panel discussions during the recent Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). One breakout session entitled, “Technology Innovation: Kernel Fiber Leads the Way to Cellulosic Biofuel,” featured the emergence of cellulosic ethanol being produced from the corn kernel fiber. Two companies leading they way in this are Quad County Corn Processors and Edeniq. …

ACE Ethanol Conference, advance biofuels, Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RINS

New Holland’s Big Baler for Big #Biomass Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the …

advance biofuels, Audio, biomass, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Gevo has announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN. The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing up to 8 million gallons per year of ATJ from Gevo, or up to 40 million gallons …

Bioenergy Bytes

Growth’s Manning Talks #E15 Market Access

Joanna Schroeder

The Growth Energy team has been working hard on expanding market access for ethanol across the country. To learn more about their efforts, I sat down with Kelly Manning during the Farm Progress Show and we kicked off the interview with talking about the roll out of E15 and the Prime the Pump program. Manning said the retailers have been …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, Retailers

Biofuels & Carbon Study Continues to be Debunked

Joanna Schroeder

Responses to the recent study by John DeCicco on biofuels and carbon continue with many coming from researchers including Dr. Steffen Mueller, principal economist with the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In a published retort, he wrote that the study, “…fails to establish a correlation between existing biofuels policies and net carbon uptake and it …

biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, Ethanol