Tag: cellulosic ethanol

Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

March 24, 2019 |

In Georgia, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits signed an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to produce and market a new portfolio of yeast strains “TOYOTA XyloAce” for cellulosic ethanol production in North America. Toyota, through the use of gene recombination technology, has recently developed new yeast strains that will play an important role in the […]

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USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

February 17, 2019 |

In California, the USDA issued a Conditional Commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with below zero carbon emissions. Earlier […]

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GranBio to resume ethanol plant commercial operations

GranBio to resume ethanol plant commercial operations

January 25, 2019 |

In Brazil, biofuel producer GranBio will resume commercial operations at its 82 million-liters Bioflex 1 cellulosic ethanol plant by the end of January. The plant is expected to produce about 30 million liters of ethanol this year and 50 million liters in 2020. The plant, located in the northeastern state of Alagoas, extracts bagasse and […]

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New cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to be built in Bosnia

New cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to be built in Bosnia

December 8, 2017 |

In Bosnia, Timemedia and Goldwater SRL are interested in building a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Bosnia’s Serb Republic entity. The government of the Serb Republic told SeeNews that it will “soon sign a cooperation protocol with the companies, following which they will start securing financial and other resources for the project.” The biorefinery is planned […]

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Biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could see tax credit extenders by year’s end

Biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could see tax credit extenders by year’s end

December 5, 2017 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that it’s possible that a range of tax credit extenders for renewable energy including biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol could be included in “must pass” legislation that will be voted on before year’s end, but the committees responsible for writing the bills didn’t confirm the speculation. Renewable energy and oil companies are […]

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Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM achieves cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM achieves cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

November 3, 2017 |

It’s hard to believe the Digest was reporting on POET’s grand opening of its Project LIBERTY facility back in 2014, then its reaching of production goals earlier this year in April with yields of about 70 gallons of cellulosic per ton of corn stover, near its goal of 72 gallons, and now here we are […]

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Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage

September 16, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem announced it started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. The company has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016, prior to expanding production to include cellulosic […]

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Pruitt says EPA shouldn’t be “used” to expand biofuel facilities

Pruitt says EPA shouldn’t be “used” to expand biofuel facilities

August 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Radio Iowa during a radio interview that “Production levels and demand matter and that’s something that’s going to be a major part of how we set those limits,” when referring to renewable fuels. While Iowa officials and biofuel industry groups have asked EPA to raise soybean based biodiesel […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Biofuels – When, Where and How?

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Biofuels – When, Where and How?

May 4, 2017 |

The Digest had a well-received webinar on cellulosic ethanol, featuring in-demand industry consultants Michele Rubino  and Michael Schultz, on hand to detail the very latest in a wide array of approaches to making cellulosic biofuels from wastes, energy crops and more — the conversion technologies, the markets, the barriers and the key issues. The slides from that presentation […]

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The sunliquid technology – a unique and validated pre-treatment approach to 2G ethanol 

The sunliquid technology – a unique and validated pre-treatment approach to 2G ethanol 

February 21, 2017 |

By Markus Rarbach, Head of Start-up Business Biofuels and Derivatives, Clariant Special to The Digest In an article published by novaCana.com on January 26th entitled; “Dilema do Etanol 2G: os desafios da matéria-prima celulósica” pre-treatment was identified as the key challenge for the six current commercial cellulosic ethanol plants worldwide. Our approach at Clariant when developing […]

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