Tag: cellulosic ethanol

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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ICM has short list for its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol

ICM has short list for its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol

June 18, 2016 |

In Kansas, ICM said it is is currently in discussion with a short list of those interested in being selected as an early adopter of its Gen 1.5 technology, and they anticipate construction of the first commercial cellulosic plant of its kind built next to an existing grain ethanol plant in the near future. ICM’s […]

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Gevo, Musket Corporation ink Isobutanol deal for Gasoline Blending, for Marine and Off-Road Markets in Western US

Gevo, Musket Corporation ink Isobutanol deal for Gasoline Blending, for Marine and Off-Road Markets in Western US

June 18, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo and Musket Corporation signed an agreement to  supply isobutanol for blending with gasoline.Gasoline demand for the marine market in the U.S. is estimated to be approximately 1.7 billion gallons per year1. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has endorsed the use of Gevo’s isobutanol in the marine fuel market because of the superior […]

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How do you generate $2B in cellulosic ethanol, with no upfront investment?

How do you generate $2B in cellulosic ethanol, with no upfront investment?

June 13, 2016 |

It ought to be a classic in a pub quiz. How do you generate 2 billion dollars in cellulosic ethanol, with no upfront investment? (Replacing the old one — how do you become a millionaire in cellulosic ethanol? Start out a billionaire.) It sounds like a crazy come-on from an old friend of mine, Mr. […]

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Getting it Right: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

Getting it Right: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

May 30, 2016 |

Iogen says it has has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking and disciplined engineering to transform cellulosic biofuels into real, reliable and cost-effective fuels for today’s cars and trucks.” The first commercial cellulosic ethanol facility based on Iogen […]

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ICM’s Fiber Separation Technology expands to four commercial plants in North America

ICM’s Fiber Separation Technology expands to four commercial plants in North America

May 22, 2016 |

In Kansas, ICM said that its Fiber Separation Technology is now being operated at four major commercial plants in North America.  FST is part of  ICM’s EPA-approved pathway to cellulosic ethanol and is a value-added platform technology that removes fiber from the Generation 1.0 ethanol process.  FST increases ethanol and corn oil throughput and creates […]

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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

May 1, 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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Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

April 21, 2016 |

In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on hand for the ceremonies. The technology was developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences — set up as a bioenergy dedicated Centre of […]

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