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St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

May 5, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to a new biorefinery that will be built by St1 Biofuels in Kajaani, Finland. The facility will be co-located at a sawmill site, and will be the first facility in the world to use sawdust from softwood as feedstock to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial […]

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Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

July 2, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, a two-year attempt to transport ethanol by rail through Boston suburbs has come to an end after legislators and the public pushed Global Partners to withdraw its application for permission. Recent legislation passed by the two state houses would prohibit ethanol blending or storage of 5,000 gallons or more per day in an […]

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Biofuels Short Takes: Bowman v. Monsanto ruling from SCOTUS

Biofuels Short Takes: Bowman v. Monsanto ruling from SCOTUS

May 13, 2013 |

Monsanto IP protection case. In Washington, in a unanimous ruling delivered today, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its support for protecting U.S. innovations – in this case, ruling that an Indiana farmer had to pay a fee to Monsanto to use its genetically modified soybeans to make new seeds. Writing the unanimous decision, Justice Elena […]

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UWM researchers develop key process for cellulosic ethanol production

UWM researchers develop key process for cellulosic ethanol production

November 12, 2012 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have streamlined the process used to produce chemicals and biofuels from cellulosic feedstock, eliminating costly pretreatment steps that can account for up to 30% of cellulosic ethanol production costs.

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Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus

Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus

May 23, 2012 |

In Washington, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jon Greenert, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and Lieutenant General John Castellaw (USMC, ret.) joined the chorus of voices calling on the US Senate to support the Department of Defense’s energy innovation programs. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, writing Senator Mark Udall […]

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NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

June 6, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Rep. John Torbett, R-Stanley, responding to the increasing theft of yellow kitchen grease has proposed a bill that would make it a felony to steal $1,000 or more of yellow grease, and a misdemeanor if less were stolen.  Additionally, Torbett is proposing that any yellow grease collectors must be licensed and inspected […]

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8 in 10 Trump Battleground state voters support ethanol: poll

8 in 10 Trump Battleground state voters support ethanol: poll

January 15, 2017 |

In Washington, a new post-election survey shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota found that more than eight in 10 respondents agree with the President-elect’s vocal support for ethanol and believe the […]

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EU Carbon targets at risk from conventional biofuels phase-out: experts

EU Carbon targets at risk from conventional biofuels phase-out: experts

January 15, 2017 |

In the EU, energy experts told members of the European Parliament in hearings this week that   the European Commission’s proposed phase-out of conventional biofuels by 2030 threatens to remove one of the EU’s best options for reducing greenhouse gases and decarbonising transport. As the European Parliament gets ready to consider the controversial Renewable Energy […]

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Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

January 9, 2017 |

In Canada, the town of Botwood in Newfoundland may become host to a new C$185 million biofuel plant and sawmill that would produce fuel from the leftover fiber along with fertilizer and animal feed from char and graphene. Newgreen Technologies is currently negotiating with the province after spending the better part of a year negotiating […]

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Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

January 4, 2017 |

By Andrew Grant, Biomass Power Projects, LLC, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Canada, New England, and California all have Carbon Credit programs to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass – dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of […]

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