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 […]
Search Results for 'wm'
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus
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 […]
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 […]
In Illinois, the EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. The Growth Energy view Chris Bliley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energ outlined Growth Energy’s concern regarding the impact of the REGs rule on the developing market for E15, a fuel mixed with 15 percent ethanol and […]
In Virginia, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) updated its consumer and dealer education materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign in light of increased availability of higher ethanol fuel blends at gasoline filling stations. It says gasoline containing greater than E10 can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products, […]
In Washington, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack says that ethanol is too embedded in rural areas to be at risk from a Trump Administration. Trump has become well known for bouncing back and forth on his opinion about ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, on one hand publically supporting it and on another listening to cronies […]
This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling Up Conference and because, to no surprise amongst those who know him well, Jeff has a legion of friends and no more so than in […]