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Cenusa lands $25M USDA grant to develop big bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass for biofuels

Cenusa lands $25M USDA grant to develop big bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass for biofuels

March 26, 2012 |

In Iowa, Cenusa Bioenergy has received a five-year, $25 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to grow native perennial grasses such as big bluestem, Indian grass and switchgrass on marginal lands as feedstock for bio-oil via. The project is based on a holistic approach that will lead to the development […]

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Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

April 21, 2016 |

In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on hand for the ceremonies. The technology was developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences — set up as a bioenergy dedicated Centre of […]

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Indian researchers patent “low cost” fractional hydrolysis technology

Indian researchers patent “low cost” fractional hydrolysis technology

February 1, 2016 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee have patented a fractional hydrolysis technology they say produces low cost ethanol from a perennial weed known as Kans grass, typically used for thatching roofs. Using the process, scientists could recover over 43.78% cellulose and 24.22% hemicellulose from the Kans grass compared to 37% cellulose […]

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50 Grassroots events planned in support of Renewable Fuel Standard

50 Grassroots events planned in support of Renewable Fuel Standard

August 9, 2015 |

In Washington, more than fifty grassroots events are now scheduled take place at state and county fairs throughout the month of August, starting August 7th. Farmers and consumers will have the chance to inform and educate elected officials, and local and national media on the successes of the RFS in the past decade. Constituents from […]

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Indiana University researchers use nitrogen to produce cellulosic ethanol

Indiana University researchers use nitrogen to produce cellulosic ethanol

February 3, 2015 |

In Indiana, Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers. The discovery could save the industry millions of dollars and make cellulosic ethanol – made from wood, grasses and […]

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The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

January 28, 2014 |

Tired of corn, corn, corn or cane, cane, cane? There are 101 feedstocks in the biofuels canon. Here’s what’s up with each of them, and all of them. In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its annual Guide to biofuels feedstocks, tracking 10,658 items published in the Digest in the past 48 months on 101 feedstocks for […]

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USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2011 |

Five university-led consortia receive $15M-$40M grants for diesel, gasoline and renewable jet fuels. In Washington State, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million […]

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Compostable coffee capsules, banana waste bioplastic, cocoa husk chocolate wrappers, cactus leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 4th

Compostable coffee capsules, banana waste bioplastic, cocoa husk chocolate wrappers, cactus leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 4th

December 3, 2019 |

The holiday season is in full gear for some and this means coming up with gifts for family and friends. For The Digest readers this week, there is no dearth of biobased alternatives to consider like leather alternative made from cactus which the entrepreneurs creatively named Desserto, or some sweet chocolate by an Indian-based chocolatier […]

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Whose side is Trump on?  The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

Whose side is Trump on? The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

November 10, 2019 |

As if it wasn’t crazy enough already all around the U.S. politically, it’s getting even more crazy in D.C. where the battle continues over the RFS. It’s a back and forth game of Trump’s promises to help farmers and agriculture and support ethanol and biofuels, EPA giving small refinery waivers to big oil companies, then […]

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Trump, Biofuels, 2020 and the prospect of a Farmer Flip

Trump, Biofuels, 2020 and the prospect of a Farmer Flip

September 4, 2019 |

By Mike Carr Special to The Digest Starting with Iowa voters in the earliest part of his campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most explicit promises has been to farm country voters that he would protect and expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Instead, President Trump has repeatedly buckled under pressure from fossil fuel interests and […]

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