Tag: cellulosic ethanol

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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Process integrated enzyme production: the cost-efficient way to commercially viable 2G cellulosic ethanol

Process integrated enzyme production: the cost-efficient way to commercially viable 2G cellulosic ethanol

January 23, 2017 |

By Dr. Markus Rarbach, Head of Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant Special to The Digest Cellulosic ethanol is no longer a topic solely discussed in scientific papers or conferences, or by the academic world. It has made its way through the stages of technology development, from lab scale to pilot, to demo and now to commercial-scale plants. […]

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Bolt-on cellulosic ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Edeniq

Bolt-on cellulosic ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Edeniq

December 19, 2016 |

Edeniq is a biorefining and cellulosic technology company. Edeniq delivers integrated process innovations that unlock sugars. These technological innovations uniquely combine mechanical and biological processes. Edeniq’s capital light and operationally efficient solutions can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries that produce ethanol, other biofuels, biochemicals, and/or bio-based products. At ABLC, Edeniq’s Peter Kilner presented this […]

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A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

December 12, 2016 |

By Alexander A. Koukoulas, Ph.D., ANL Consultants LLC Special to The Digest Over the last 10 years, the United States has made enormous investments in the pursuit of “Second Generation” or 2nd Gen biofuels. During this time, ethanol derived from corn and sugar cane or 1st Gen fuels saw considerable commercial success becoming well-established in terms […]

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After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

August 22, 2016 |

Lightning strikes often in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Magic catalyst, the miracle microbe, the super strain, the wonder feedstock, the peerless process. But it’s after the lightning strikes that we begin what former BP Biofuels chief Phil New called “the hard yards of commercialization” and learn not only what is exciting, but what is needed. […]

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The RINferno, as it burns up America’s venture into advanced biofuels

The RINferno, as it burns up America’s venture into advanced biofuels

August 17, 2016 |

In yesterday’s Digest, we covered the topic of RINferno, the controversy over rising RIN prices and the impact on parties in the Renewable Fuel Standard — refiners, and potentially fuel terminal operators. Today, let’s look at impact on producers — and specifically the catastrophic impact of current RIN prices on advanced biofuels. The advanced biofuels […]

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Cellulosic ethanol, what happened, what’s happening?

Cellulosic ethanol, what happened, what’s happening?

August 1, 2016 |

By Irshad Ahmed, Consultant with Lee Enterprises Consulting and Member of MITSBAA Entrepreneurs Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special to The Digest The story of cellulosic ethanol in the United States has had more plot twists than The Crying Game, the acclaimed Hollywood brain twister—except that this story promises to end with a predictable happy […]

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