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

Sustainable Oils Leads in Camelina Biojet Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Bozeman, Montana-based Sustainable Oils is working toward an important goal. They are working to produce advanced biofuels using sustainable methods and feedstocks. One of their prime energy crops is camelina, which has a naturally high oil content and relatively low input costs (the crop needs little water or fertilizer and is suited well to grow on marginal land). It is …

Biodiesel, bioenergy, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, News, Opinion

Clean Energy Policy Under Fire by Big Oil & Friends

Joanna Schroeder

The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) has released a new analysis that concludes that Big Oil and other special interests have spent millions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions to defeat clean energy legislation. The study, “Dirty Money” found that the top 35 spending companies and trade associations, including oil, mining and electric utility,  invested more than …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Oil, Research

POET to Keynote at Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Next month, Wisconsin will host a summit to focus on the state’s future in bioenergy. The Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit, hosted by the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI), will be held on October 14, 2010. This year’s event will focus on fueling Wisconsin’s future and will feature presentations from multidisciplinary university experts, state policymakers and innovators from the private sector. One of …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, conferences, Ethanol

TMO Renewables Joins Fiberight for MSW Projects

Joanna Schroeder

UK-based TMO Renewables has announced that it has entered into a 20-year contract with U.S.-based Fiberight to design and build waste to ethanol plants in the U.S. The contract is estimated to be worth more than $25 million per year. The new plants will combine the TMO Process, which optimizes waste feedstock conversion using a specialty bio-organism, with Fiberight’s fractionation …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy