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  • Abengoa on Schedule to Secure 100 Percent of the Biomass Requirement for its Hugoton, Kansas, Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

    Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the water and environment sectors, is on schedule to secure 100 percent of the biomass raw material for its Hugoton, Kansas, cellulosic ethanol plant. The company has signed contracts with several local biomass producers, and is currently in talks with others, to obtain the ...


    By Abengoa Bioenergy

  • DSM enzymes for cellulosic ethanol qualified by DONG Energy

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been qualified as supplier of enzymes for DONG Energy - Inbicon's wheat straw to cellulosic ethanol process. The enzymes have been successfully used in the demonstration scale biorefinery of DONG Energy - Inbicon in Kalundborg, Denmark. The qualification reconfirms the high ...


    By DSM

  • Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

    Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today (Sep 3, 2014). Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately 210,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Developed ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

    Today, we joined Energy Secretary Moniz at the grand opening of the nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in the heart of rural America. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas facility in Hugoton, Kansas, is hours away from the nearest major airport and nearly ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Kansas Gets First U.S. Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

    HUGOTON, Kansas, August 28, 2007 (ENS) - A Spanish energy company has selected the town of Hugoton in southwestern Kansas as the site of the first U.S. plant to turn corn stalks, switchgrass and other woody biomass into ethanol. Abengoa Bioenergy announced the $400 million ethanol project on Thursday. The facility will include an 85 million gallon per year corn-to-ethanol ...

  • Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Underway in Iowa

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - POET Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, have signed a cooperative agreement for a commercial cellulosic ethanol project in Emmetsburg, Iowa that will produce ethanol from corn cobs. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from biomass with starches that are difficult to convert to fuel; sources including corn stover, grasses, wood ...

  • Cellulosic Ethanol - Next Wave Second Generation Bioethanol

    Cellulosic ethanol is a ‘Second generation’ bioethanol produced using advanced processing techniques from non edible feedstock. Cellulosic ethanol also called ‘cellanol’ is produced from biomass including waste from urban, agricultural, and forestry sources which are available in abundance. The technology is presently in the nascent stage with a total production capacity of 57.37 million liters. ...


  • Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opens October 30

    The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • BIO Welcomes EPA Final Rule on New Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels

    On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued long-awaited approval for new feedstocks and biofuel processes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule was first proposed in January 2012 and now clears a path for advanced and cellulosic biofuels from camelina and energy cane, as well as renewable gasoline from previously approved biomass sources, to contribute to U.S. energy ...

  • Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

    Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • POET-DSM hiring team to run first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

    POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels is now hiring full-time, quality team members to operate its 20 million-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant, which is set to open in early 2014. Project LIBERTY is a cellulosic biorefinery under construction today in Emmetsburg, Iowa that will use crop residue (corn cobs, leaves, husk, some stalk) to produce 20 million gallons of ethanol per year, later ramping up ...


    By POET, LLC

  • BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks

    Renewable chemical company Genomatica made significant progress toward increasing the range of feedstocks that can be used to commercially produce high-quality bio-based chemicals, in a project funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Genomatica improved the biochemical conversion of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New cellulosic ethanol facilities sprout up in four states

    A shift in biofuel production to cellulosic biofuels is underway as both demonstration and commercial-scale power plants are opening or moving closer to completion. In the commercial arena, Poet, the largest U.S. producer of ethanol, is planning construction this year of Project Liberty, a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, that will use corn cobs from local farms to produce 25 million ...

  • Science & industry peers turn to NREL for Biomass Solutions

    The biomass industry looks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for solutions when it comes to lignocellulosic conversion of biomass to fuels. CELLULOSE editors recently announced that three NREL papers were in the top 10 for most requested articles of 2010. "These heavily cited papers highlight the impact that NREL researchers are having on the ...

  • US researchers extract chemicals from biomass

    Researchers at Iowa State University, US, have discovered a way to produce high-value chemicals such as propylene from biomass instead of petroleum. The team found the components during a study of the reactions of cellulosic materials in alcohols at high temperatures and pressures using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The technology is based on the chemistry of supercritical fluids, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

    Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production. If the enzyme performs well in larger tests, it could help drive down the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • CENER (Spain) to Acquire Equipment for Biomass Pretreatment Research

     AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Bench Scale Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development work, related to the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulose rich biomass feedstocks. "CENER and AdvanceBio Systems ...

  • INEOS Bio Facility Receives Registrations from U.S. EPA for Production and Sale of Next Generation Cellulosic Ethanol

     Today INEOS Bio announced that its joint-venture project, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy (INPB) has been granted Parts 79 and 80 registration from the U.S. EPA for the production and sale of advanced bioethanol from non-food waste materials.  The notice of registration came after the successful completion of the construction of the Indian River ...


    By INEOS

  • Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. “The ...

  • WBA releases thermochemical gasification of biomass factsheet

    The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass’ – the eight in the series of publications. This factsheet provides a concise overview of the technology, basics of gasification, feedstock and current global use. Thermochemical biomass gasification is a high temperature process to convert ...

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