LanzaTech Produces First Lanzanol

Joanna Schroeder

LanzaTech has produced its first 1,5000 gallons of jet fuel from Lanzanol – low carbon ethanol produced from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, the fuel has been tested and passed all performance tests with early results showing the ethanol derived biojet fuel has carbon savings of 65 percent as compared …

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Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Turns 25

Cindy Zimmerman

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition is celebrating its silver anniversary this month. “No one would have guessed that a meeting I had with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad 25 years ago this month, in the basement of the governor’s mansion in Lincoln, Nebraska, would lead to the formation of a group of governors who changed the nation’s energy history,” said former Nebraska …

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#Ethanol Report on #E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Consumers once again have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump as of September 15, which marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back up to non-flex fuel vehicles. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to EPA regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) – which …

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Indian Oil Selects Praj for 2G BioEthanol

Joanna Schroeder

India’s national oil company, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, has chosen to move forward with the development of ethanol using technology from Praj. The two companies will work together to set up three 2nd Generation (2G) bioethanol facilities using Praj’s technology based on ligno-cellulosic biomasses as feedstock. Praj developed the technology at its R&D facility in Pune. The company will also …

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How Low Can #Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity Go?

Joanna Schroeder

The California Legislature recently re-passed its climate law ensuring that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will move forward. In this scenario, the fuels with the lowest carbon intensity scores are the highest rewarded and as such, the biofuel industry must continue to lower its carbon intensity. “Carbon Intensity: Field-to-Wheel How Low Can You Go?” was one of the …

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Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

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ACE Applauds Governors for #E15 Support

Joanna Schroeder

Seven governors have sent a bipartisan letter to the EPA asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” In response, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanked the legislators. According to ACE, they actively encouraged the governors to sign onto the letter. …

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EPA Approves Edeniq Cellulosic Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton, California plant to generate D3 cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. The company’s kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol technology was recently featured during a panel discussion at the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference. “This approval is a landmark for …

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MN Congressman Gets #Ethanol Education

Joanna Schroeder

Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) recently spent some time learning more about ethanol production and its benefits to Minnesota and the country. He met with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, and during the meeting learned about the latest ethanol technologies along with hearing about some of the challenges facing the state’s ethanol industry and the entire industry. “Minnesota and America’s heartland are …

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