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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Cellulosic ethanol heads for cost-competitiveness by 2016

    The cost of enzymes, pre-treatment and fermentation have fallen significantly, but cellulosic biofuels still have some way to go to reduce project capital expenditure if they are to be competitive with corn-based ethanol and with gasoline Ethanol manufactured from non-food “cellulosic” feedstock is on course to be cost competitive with corn-based ethanol by 2016, according to an ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • CELLULOSE ETHANOL IS READY TO GO: Iogen producing world’s first cellulose ethanol fuel

    Untitled Document Ottawa – Iogen Corporation announced today that it is producing the world’s first cellulose ethanol fuel for commercial use. Cellulose ethanol is an ultra-low CO2 emission fuel that ...


    By Iogen Corporation

  • World`s first self-powered modular cellulose ethanol refinery announced

    Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the world's first self-powered modular cellulose ethanol refinery utilizing cellulose feedstock grown as part of the system in hydroponic shipping containers. A 20 gallon-per-hour modular cellulose ethanol refinery module with feedstock grow containers will have a 3,600 sq. ...

  • 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

  • GreenField Ethanol announces the launch of G2Biochem

    GreenField Ethanol announced the launch of G2Biochem, a collaborative partnership that will acquire, validate and commercialize GreenField's innovative patented process technology. This technology will make next generation ethanol a commercial reality. G2Biochem is backed by major international partners and collaborators including Andritz and Novozymes. This innovative technology has ...


    By GreenField Ethanol Inc.

  • AE Biofuels Secures Funding for Operation of 55 Million Gallon Ethanol Plant

    Company to Retrofit and Restart Existing Keyes, California Ethanol Facility CUPERTINO, Calif. - AE Biofuels, Inc. (OTC:AEBF), a global vertically integrated biofuels company, today announced its wholly-owned advanced ethanol subsidiary AE Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc. (AE Keyes), closed a $4.5 million financing with Third Eye Capital Corporation. The funds will be used for ...


    By AE Biofuels, Inc.

  • Switchgrass ethanol yields large net energy gain

    Switchgrass grown for biofuel production produced five times more energy than needed to grow, harvest and process it into cellulosic ethanol, finds a large farm study by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published Monday. The five year study also found greenhouse gas emissions from cellulosic ethanol made from switchgrass were 94 percent lower than estimated greenhouse gas ...

  • Step forward for proposed world-leading ethanol refinery in Canada

    Iogen Corporation's application for funding for Canada's first commercial scale cellulosic ethanol production facility has progressed to the due diligence phase, Canada's Environment Minister John Baird has announced. 'This is a good day for Canadians and our environment,' said Minister Baird. 'Thanks to our Government's allocation of $500 million for next generation biofuels, Canada is one step ...


    By Environment Canada (EC)

  • Energy Department finalizes $105 million loan guarantee for first-of-its-kind cellulosic bio-refinery in Iowa

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department finalized a $105 million loan guarantee to support the development of one of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. Project LIBERTY, sponsored by POET, will be built in Emmetsburg, Iowa and is expected to produce up to 25 million gallons of ethanol per year. POET estimates the project will fund approximately ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Method for Conditioning Biomass from Conifers Makes for Cost-efficient Ethanol Production

    Bio4Energy researchers together with industrial partners have invented a cost-efficient method designed to facilitate the production of fermentation products such as ethanol from cellulose from wood or woody residue from spruce and pine. The corresponding technology has been verified at Biorefinery Demonstration Plant at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The new results are part of a package of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Enerkem begins ethanol production from waste at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec

    Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec. "The start of ethanol production at our Westbury facility is a significant milestone", said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of ...


    By Enerkem

  • Tequila plant holds promise as arid biofuel source

    A plant more commonly known for its role in the production of the alcoholic drink tequila  has been overlooked as a source of biofuel that would not compete with food crops, say experts. Agave plants can sustain high yields while enduring extreme temperatures, droughts and CO2 increases, with little need for irrigation, according to a series of papers in a special issue of Global Change ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Air Products to Supply Industrial Gases to INEOS Bioenergy Plant

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has been awarded a contract to supply onsite oxygen, compressed dry air, and nitrogen to INEOS Bio's joint venture project for the first-of-its-kind waste to ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida.  Air Products will supply gaseous oxygen from a PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generation System as well as bulk liquid oxygen and liquid ...


    By Air Products

  • Abengoa Announces DOE Offer of Conditional Commitment for $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee to Build Inaugural Biomass Plant in United States

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG) today announced that its subsidiary, Abengoa Bioenergy, has been selected by the US Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office to receive an offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million federal loan guarantee for the construction of its "first of a kind" commercial scale biorefinery facility to produce renewable liquid fuel from earth's most abundant ...


    By Abengoa

  • Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

    The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then converted into transportation fuels. The plant will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DSM and POET to make advanced biofuels a reality by 2013

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and POET, LLC, one of the world's largest ethanol producers, today announce a joint venture to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol, the next step in the development of biofuels, based on their proprietary and complementary technologies. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is scheduled to ...


    By DSM

  • Feds Offer $200 Million for Small Biorefineries

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, will provide up to $200 million, over five years to support the development of small-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the United States. The agency seeks projects to develop biorefineries at 10 percent of commercial scale that produce liquid transportation fuels such as ethanol, as well as bio-based chemicals and ...

  • Congress must reform federal subsidies to biofuels

    Efforts to replace oil with biofuels in the United States are at a critical juncture. Double-digit growth in the production of corn-based ethanol has contributed to a sharp increase in grain and soybean prices while failing to deliver the environmental gains that had been hoped for. It's time to reduce the incentives for food-based biofuels and accelerate the transition to more sustainable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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