BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is…

Joanna Schroeder

And the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner is…Smithtown High School located in St. James New York. The students beat their competitors with the winning infographic entitled, “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future”. The student team won the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Content, Design and Social Media Promotion and have been invited to present their infographic during the Bioenergy Technololgies Office’s (BETO) …

advance biofuels, algae, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Education, Ethanol

Advanced #Biofuels Inch Upward in 2017 RVOs

Joanna Schroeder

The advanced biofuels categories were increased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) that were released yesterday. The RVOs are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). While not on track as mandated by law in 2007, advanced fuels are gaining ground with an increase in volumes from 2016. Some in the industry see …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Project Liberty Production Ramps Up

Joanna Schroeder

Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. Last year’s startup phase yielded great experience that will benefit subsequent plants and the learning continues each day as POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels works to make cellulosic ethanol in the most efficient …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) plant. Since going online, the ethanol plant has produced more than 3 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol via the Cellerate process. The resulting ethanol is sold as a D3 …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

Alliance BioEnergy Reports Successful Cellulosic Pilot

Joanna Schroeder

Alliance BioEnergy + has been developing bolt-on cellulosic ethanol technology and the company has announced that its results from the testing of its pilot plant are positive. The tests looked at distillers grains (DDGs) and corn kernel fiber and it ability to be converted to cellulosic ethanol using the CoPro Max separation unit designed in conjunction with Harvest Technology. The …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Distillers Grains, Ethanol

DuPont Honored for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been recognized by the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) with the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for the company’s continuous contributions to the deployment of biochemical and advanced cellulosic biofuels. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor DuPont with its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award,” said BDC President and Co-Founder Masood Akhtar. “DuPont sets a strong example …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath Wins BIO Award

Joanna Schroeder

This year’s 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award is being given to Anna Rath, CEO of NexSteppe. The award is given to an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. According to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), who presents the honor, Rath’s work led to a biotech breakthrough. Her research is focused on developing scalable and sustainable bioenergy feedstocks. The …

advance biofuels, BIO, biochemicals, biogas, biomass, biomaterials, Cellulosic, Ethanol

Greenbelt Explores Cuban Alt Energy Opportunities

Joanna Schroeder

Greenbelt Resources CEO Darren Eng recently took advantage of the new opportunities opening up between the United States and Cuba. He traveled to Havana, Cuba and while there met with several companies to discuss their exempt from embargo advanced modular technology that can produce products such as cellulosic biofuels and animal feed. Eng met with a representative from the Center …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

#Classic16 Panel on #Ethanol Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The future of fuel was the topic of an educational session hosted by Syngenta at the recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans. The event brought together leaders representing industry, ethanol producer and agricultural perspectives to discuss opportunities to grow demand for American ethanol in the wake of the EPA’s 2015 ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Growth Energy vice …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Enogen, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Syngenta