CleanTech Biofuels Advances MSW Biomass Project

Joanna Schroeder

In New Jersey, CleanTech Biofuels has acquired a 99 percent membership interest in 25 Van Keuren, LLC. CleanTech Biofuels is focused on producing combined heat and power and advanced biofuels and biochemicals from municipal solid waste (MSW). The two companies, in partnership, will now move forward on the building of a transfer station and materials recovery facility that includes CleanTech …

advance biofuels, biomass, Cellulosic, Waste-to-Energy

.@EthanolbyPOET Expands Cover Crop Research

Joanna Schroeder

POET is continuing its sustainability research as the need for biomass continues to grow as the company heads out of its start-up phase and into full production at its cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company says the program is part of their ongoing commitment to assisting growers in making sound management decisions around harvesting crop residue for cellulosic …

biomass, Cellulosic, Environment, Ethanol

#Ethanol Helps Consumers Save $$ at the Pump

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol’s exposure was ramped up at the Iowa Speedway during the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. One person who got media and NASCAR fans alike exited about the high-performance E15 racing fuel was Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors. His ethanol biorefinery broke some speed records of its own two years ago when they successfully launched the …

advance biofuels, Audio, Cellulosic, corn, Enogen, enzymes, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

#RFS is Glorious World Solution to Oil’s Grip

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is critical to giving investors the confidence to invest in advanced biofuels said Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Council, during the #RFS Hearing hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Coleman focused his testimony on the perspectives of investments in second generation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol. “We want to innovate the …

advance biofuels, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

.@Syngenta Delivers Innovation to the #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Cody Snyder, technical services manager for Enogen with Syngenta, expressed his concern to the EPA panel recently during the hearing on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules for 2017-2018. He began by stressing that a cut in the proposed corn-ethanol volumes will have a negative effect on rural economies. He noted that Syngenta, one of the globe’s largest companies, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cellulosic, Enogen, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, Syngenta

CE&P’s Sugarcane-to-Ethanol Plant Moves Forward

Joanna Schroeder

California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) proposed sugarcane-to-ethanol plant project is moving forward. To be located in Imperial Valley, California, CE&P has awarded the project management, engineering and construction contract to Technip, who will also serve as the contractor. The company says it plans have all finances in place in late 2016 with a ground-breaking following shortly thereafter. “We look …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

NFU Calls on Lawmakers to Stop Undermining #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

House lawmakers met this week to debate the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY2017 and one of the provisions up for debate is to exempt the U.S. military from biofuels use. The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on legislators to stop undermining national security and adopt the benefits of advanced biofuels. “Biofuels aid national security by reducing our …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Ethanol, military, NFU

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