Flint Hills Licenses Edeniq’s Cellulose Technology

Joanna Schroeder

Flint Hills Resources has signed an agreement to license Edeniq‘s Pathway Technology for all of its ethanol plants. The ethanol group has been an investor in the company since April of 2012 and a customer since June 2012. “This comprehensive Pathway agreement is the seventh license agreement between our companies, including the installation of Edeniq’s Cellunators at three of FHR’s …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

ExxonMobil, REG to Study Biodiesel from Cellulose

John Davis

Big oil is partnering up with a giant in biodiesel production to explore the potential of biodiesel made from cellulosic sugars. This news release from Renewable Energy Group (REG) says the green fuel company is partnering with ExxonMobil to make the biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste. REG has developed a patented technology that …

Biodiesel, Cellulosic, REG

Grasses Hold Promise for Biofuels in Midwest

Joanna Schroeder

A recent study shows that perennial grasses are economical biofuel crops to meet U.S. fuel goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the West will have to contribute to the biofuels market in ways other than grasses. Tara Hudiburg, an ecologist in the College of Natural Resources at University of Idaho along with researchers from the University of Illinois, Colorado …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Research, RFS

Pacific Ethanol Begins Cellulosic Production

Joanna Schroeder

Pacific Ethanol biorefinery located in Stockton, California is now producing cellulosic ethanol using Edeniq, Inc.’s Pathway Technology. The Stockton plant, a facility with a production capacity of 60 million gallons per year, is expected to produce up to 750,000 gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol with the Pathway process. Neil Koehler, president and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, said of the …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RFS

USDA Gives $70 Mil Loan Guarantee for Biofuel Plant

John Davis

A cellulosic biofuel plant in Georgia will get built, thanks in part to a $70 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan guarantee. This news release from USDA says the money is being made available through the agency’s Biorefinery Assistance Program. “There is a clear consumer demand for clean, American-made, renewable fuels, which our rural communities stand ready to meet,” …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, Government, USDA

Advanced Biofuels Industry Weighs in on #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The advance biofuels industry is fairly positive about increased volumes in the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules that were released yesterday but leaders are stressing that this isn’t enough to keep the advanced biofuels industry growing and get investor confidence back on track. In the past year, four commercial scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries went online and when they are …

ABBC, advance biofuels, BIO, Cellulosic, RFS

Fuels America Launches RFS Climate Ad Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

Leading up to COP21 in Paris in a couple of weeks Fuels America has launched a climate campaign targeted at President Obama. The campaign encourages him to tout the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during the climate talks. Fuels America is calling on the administration to get the RFS back on track. During the call biofuel industry representatives …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Ethanol, Fuels America, RFS

Where or Where Will Cellulosic Ethanol Go?

Joanna Schroeder

The world’s largest cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online Friday, October 30, 2015 in Nevada, Iowa marked by a commissioning celebration featuring several Iowa dignitaries. The day was kicked off with a welcome reception where DuPont Industrial Biosciences President William Feehery spoke about how the company is committed to reforming how energy is produced. Yet despite the jovial mood, there was …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RFS

Cellulosic Biofuels Celebrated at DuPont Plant Opening

Joanna Schroeder

Nevada, Iowa is officially home to the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol biorefinery with the official plant commissioning. When the DuPont facility is at full production, in about a year, it will produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as corn stover. The celebration was kicked off with the National Anthem sung by music legend Simon Estes …

advance biofuels, Audio, biomass, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RFS

EPA Submits Final RFS Rules to OMB for Review

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has transmitted its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review as one of the final steps before publishing the final 2014, 2015 and 2016 final RFS rules for renewable volume obligations (RVOs). While the details are not public, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is …

advance biofuels, BIO, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, EPA, Ethanol, RFS