Tag: cellulosic ethanol

St1 completes waste-to-ethanol Etanolix project in Sweden

St1 completes waste-to-ethanol Etanolix project in Sweden

June 6, 2015 |

5th Etanolix project debuts, and first outside of Finland; waste makes haste. In Sweden, St1 Biofuels Oy delivered its first Etanolix plant to North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) in Gothenburg, which recycles feedstocks such as biowaste and process residue from local bakeries and bread from shops that is past its sell-by date into ethanol […]

Read More

Third Way releases report advising against efforts to reform RFS

Third Way releases report advising against efforts to reform RFS

April 6, 2015 |

In Washington, the centrist think tank Third Way issued a “16 Minute Read” titled: “Cellulosic Ethanol is Getting a Big Boost from Corn, for Now.” , finding that ” Still, only a handful of companies have been able to squeak past technical and economic challenges to open commercial-scale plants. If these companies can replicate the success of […]

Read More

Raizen, Iogen’s Brazilian cellulosic ethanol project, in pictures

Raizen, Iogen’s Brazilian cellulosic ethanol project, in pictures

December 29, 2014 |

It’s the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility utilizing (waste) sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock.  And the first of what Raizen says will be a network of seven full commercial-scale plants. What does it look like, how does it work? The Digest takes a look. In Brazil, Iogen and Raízen announced last month that they […]

Read More

Raizen, Iogen commence cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

Raizen, Iogen commence cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

December 17, 2014 |

1 billion liters by 2024, vows Raizen. Record speed on start-up. What’s the story on the ground? The Digest investigates. In Brazil, Iogen and Raízen announced they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen`s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Raízen broke ground on the $US100 […]

Read More

Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

October 19, 2014 |

When it is dawn over southwestern Kansas and in the chill of a mid-October morning the air is dry and the sun breaks from the east, the shadows are sharp, the land is still, and the Abengoa biorefinery dominates the skyline near Hugoton. Lining Kansas state Highway 51 in mid-October, as the 25 million gallons cellulosic […]

Read More

Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies team up for commercial cellulosic in Iowa

Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies team up for commercial cellulosic in Iowa

July 14, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies LLC have successfully produced commercial-scale quantities of cellulosic ethanol— the first of their kind in Iowa— at the Quad County Corn Processors ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa. QCCP expects to produce one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol in 2014 and two million gallons in 2015. Earlier this year, […]

Read More

Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

January 13, 2014 |

As a flurry of coverage on Toyota’s hydrogen cars and Ford’s solar hybrid floods the airwaves, here in Digestville we look at the hard data. And we find that, sometimes, there is less than meets the eye. This past week, we’ve had the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto […]

Read More

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant, in pictures

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant, in pictures

December 19, 2013 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM reports that Project Liberty, the cellulosic bioethanol plant currently under construction in Emmetsburg, is on schedule and they look forward to start-up and commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from corn crop residue “in early 2014″. Click here to download the company’s quarterly biomass newsletter titled, “THE HARVEST” sent out to area farmers […]

Read More

The password is….bagasse: Raizen, Iogen get going on cellulosic ethanol at industrial scale

The password is….bagasse: Raizen, Iogen get going on cellulosic ethanol at industrial scale

December 2, 2013 |

Raizen, Iogen commence construction on the first of what could be up to eight projects by 2024.   After years of developing cellulosic ethanol technology in Canada, Iogen turns on the afterburners in Brazil with bagasse and cane straw. And finds the right partner in Raizen. In Brazil, Raizen has started construction on a 10 […]

Read More

Praj breaks ground on $25M cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

Praj breaks ground on $25M cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

August 12, 2013 |

In India, Praj Industries broke ground on its integrated 2nd Generation Cellulosic ethanol plant. The 2G Cellulosic ethanol demo plant will operate on different variety of biomass with a capacity of 100 dry tonnes of biomass per day, which includes agricultural wastes such as corn stover, cobs and bagasse. The demo plant will enable Praj […]

Read More