Tag: cellulosic ethanol

Abengoa shuts down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ

Abengoa shuts down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ

December 3, 2015 |

In Kansas, Abengoa has decided to suspend production at its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton as well as its corn-based ethanol plant in Colwich as part of the recent financial troubles the company is suffering from that may eventually lead to bankruptcy. The company also plans to shut down its Abengoa Bioenergy headquarters in […]

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High school student patents process for cellulosic ethanol production

High school student patents process for cellulosic ethanol production

October 4, 2015 |

In Illinois, a high school senior has developed and patented a method using bacteria to produce cellulosic ethanol. His tutor at Argonne National Laboratory says he has gone way above the others at high school level and even some in college, even teaching her about ways to commercialize research. Scaling up his research to commercial […]

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Abengoa advancing: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Hugoton cellulosic ethanol project

Abengoa advancing: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Hugoton cellulosic ethanol project

September 15, 2015 |

The goal of the Abengoa project in Hugoton, Kansas? To design, build and operate a commercial scale bioethanol facility that uses sustainable biomass feedstock, drastically reduces green house gas emissions while achieving output production, yield and cost targets.

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DuPont, New Tianlong Industry ink pact to bring cellulosic biofuels to China

DuPont, New Tianlong Industry ink pact to bring cellulosic biofuels to China

July 16, 2015 |

30 Mgy plant envisioned, expected to be commissioned before the decade’s end. First for China and DuPont. In China, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China’s largest cellulosic ethanol facility. Like this week’s Pluto fly-by, China’s Jilin province may feel like a long ways away for a lot of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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