INEOS Awards $100M Contract to Build Bioenergy Facility

Joanna Schroeder

INEOS Bio has awarded Tucker, Georgia-based AMEC a $100 million contract to build its BioEnergy Center in Indian River County, Fla. Once completed, the plant will be one of the first commercial waste-to-energy plants and the first one built using INEOS’s advanced BioEnergy Technology. When the facility is completed, it will produce 8 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy

Ag Secretary Vilsack to Keynote Cellulosic Biofuels Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Cellulosic Biofuels Summit on November 16, 2010 in Washington DC. His topics will focus on several recent announcements from the USDA that established five regional Biomass Research Centers, the funding of five new biorefineries and the final rules for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), a $525 million …

biofuels, Cellulosic, conferences

Algenol Opens New R&D Algae Lab

Joanna Schroeder

Algenol Biofuels has officially christened its new biofuels and green chemistry lab and R&D facility in Fort Myers, FL yesterday with a ribbon cutting celebration. On hand for the event were U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), Lee County Commission Chairwoman Tammy Hall, Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, and Algenol Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Woods. The lab in part, …

algae, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

Petrobras and Novozymes Partner for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Brazil’s Petrobras and international enzyme development company Novozymes are working together to develop a new route to produce second generation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse. According to a company release, the agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes to produce second generation lignocellulosic ethanol from bagasse in an enzymatic process. The commercial potential of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil is …

Brazil, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Learn How Canada is “Growing Beyond Oil”

Joanna Schroeder

Learn how Canada is “Growing Beyond Oil: Delivering Canada’s Energy Future,” during the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) 7th Annual Summit on November 29-December 1, 2010. The conference is designed to impart valuable information for people in North America and Canada working in and around the ethanol and biodiesel industries including grain and cellulose ethanol producers, biodiesel producers. Other people …

Biodiesel, Cellulosic, conferences, Ethanol

Commerical Ethanol Technology & Research Worshop On the Horizon

Joanna Schroeder

The third annual Ethanol Technology & Research Workshop is on the horizon. Sponsored by Biofuels Journal and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), The workshop is being held in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 27-28th and includes a tour of the of the LifeLine Foods corn fractionation ethanol production plant. The focus of this year’s session are commercial technologies that …

ACE, biogas, biomass, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol

Iogen Fueled Final ALMS Race

Joanna Schroeder

Iogen Energy fueled the final race of the American Le Mans Series this weekend. All of the teams that had signed up to use ethanol blends, competed with cellulosic ethanol in their tanks. Iogen provided 6500 gallons of cellulosic ethanol produced from wheat straw for the season finale, and also provided 7800 gallons of fuel for Drayson Racing’s “Lola-Judd,” which …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Racing

BlueFire Finalizes Contract for Cellulosic Plant

Joanna Schroeder

BlueFire Renewables (formerly BlueFire Ethanol) has announced that it has finalized and signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build a cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS. The $296 million biorefinery, which includes a $100 million biomass power plant as part of the facility, will be constructed by Wanzek Construction, a subsidiary of MasTec, Inc. This was an …

Cellulosic, Ethanol

New Regs Needed for Cellulosic Fuels to See Fruition

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new study published today in the October issue of BioScience, “Far-reaching Deleterious Impacts of Regulations on Research and Environmental Studies of Recombinant DNA-modified Perennial Biofuel Crops in the United States,” researchers argue that the current regulatory system will need a monumental overhaul in order for cellulosic bioenergy to reach its true potential. The authors write that cellulosic …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Research

NREL Releases BioEnergy Mapping App

Joanna Schroeder

Want to know where are the biorefineries in the U.S. are located? There’s an app for that. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has released a new bioenergy mapping portal, BioEnergy Atlas, that identifies biomass feedstocks, then overlays that information with the ethanol and biodiesel facilities both on and off-line. You can also see map information for transportation infrastructure, power …

Biodiesel, bioenergy, biofuels, biomass, biomethane, Cellulosic, Ethanol