Tag: feedstock

ACE to EPA: Adopt GREET Model and recognize ethanol’s low carbon value

ACE to EPA: Adopt GREET Model and recognize ethanol’s low carbon value

April 3, 2022 |

In South Dakota, The American Coalition for Ethanol submitted feedback to the Environmental Protection Agency’s request for comment on the current scientific understanding of greenhouse gas modeling of land-based crop biofuels. ACE CEO Brian Jennings and ACE Board Director Ron Alverson contributed to the feedback after attending EPA’s workshop on biofuel GHG modeling. The comments […]

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De-risking biorefinery scale-up and startup: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FCIC

De-risking biorefinery scale-up and startup: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FCIC

February 27, 2022 |

The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and coordinates efforts among 9 labs – big ones like NREL, ORNL, Sandia, INL and others. Check out the FCIC’s latest slide guide on their current research areas, feedstock variability, preprocessing, handling, and more.

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India launches multi-feedstock processing trial to expand feedstock capabilities

India launches multi-feedstock processing trial to expand feedstock capabilities

November 9, 2020 |

In India, with the country looking to widen its ethanol feedstock supplies to include grains, the Times of India newspaper reports that a multi-feedstock pre-treatment facility has been inaugurated at the National Sugar Institute-Kanpur. The unit will allow for grains including rice, millet, corn and sorghum to be used alongside molasses feedstock to produce ethanol. […]

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DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy selected Catalyxx, Inc., Forest Concepts and Pyran as the three projects to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address technical challenges in bioenergy feedstock handling and logistics, as well as catalyst design and development. […]

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Unexpectedly large demand drives meal prices

Unexpectedly large demand drives meal prices

April 5, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in early March, the corona crisis led many market participants to act cautiously and sit back to observe further developments, but that attitude has changed completely in the past two weeks, as livestock farmers ordered large amounts of compound feed in mid-March, leading to an explosion in demand and increased […]

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Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

June 25, 2019 |

In Ireland, Agriland reports that the country’s agriculture minister is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the development of a biogas industry to fuel public transport in major cities like Dublin, saying that the level of subsidy required to get production off the ground and to commercial scale might not be the best use of funds. […]

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EU researchers developing small-scale biofuel facility using forest waste feedstock

EU researchers developing small-scale biofuel facility using forest waste feedstock

November 6, 2018 |

In Germany, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM, working together with twelve research groups from seven countries in the EU project BIOGO, have developed a technique to produce just such an eco-friendly biofuel. The novel fuel’s ingredients come from forests. A prototype novel biofuel plant stands in the courtyard behind the […]

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EU offers farmers support after drought affects production

EU offers farmers support after drought affects production

August 5, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission announced help for farmers dealing with European drought conditions that is affecting crop production and animal feed. First, “farmers will be able to receive up to 70% of their direct payment and 85% of payments under rural development as of mid-October,” instead of December in order to help farmers’ cash […]

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India will only allow grain unfit for human consumption for biofuel feedstock

India will only allow grain unfit for human consumption for biofuel feedstock

July 25, 2018 |

In India, the oil minister assured the parliament that only grains unfit for human consumption would be allowed on a conditional basis to be used as feedstock for ethanol production in an attempt to quell concerns that deregulation of feedstock allowing grains would potentially negatively impact food security. He said the policy deregulation was to […]

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What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock supply forecasting

What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock supply forecasting

August 9, 2017 |

How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department of Energy undertook to answer, to address a program-wide need for information on feedstock supplies (quantity, cost, quality). At the DOE’s Project Peer Review 2017, science team leader Matt Langholtz […]

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