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  • Keeping Ethanol Production Green

    Anguil Environmental Systems Inc., a Milwaukee based air pollution control supplier has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to assist an ethanol plant in meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory requirements. A 42 million gallon expansion at the ethanol production plant in Nebraska was certain to put the dry mill out of emission compliance for Hazardous Air Pollutants ...

  • Ethanol production could jeopardize soil productivity

    There is growing interest in using crop residues as the feedstock of choice for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol because of the more favorable energy output relative to grain-based ethanol. This would also help provide a solution to the debate of food versus fuel, because less of the grain would be diverted to ethanol production, leaving more available for food and feed consumption. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • U.S. Water Under Pressure as Ethanol Production Soars

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2007 (ENS) - If U.S. ethanol production continues to rise, the effect on water quality could be considerable and water supply problems could develop, says a new report today from the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council. Increased pressure on local aquifers used to grow and refine ...

  • Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

    Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological ethanol production. Compared with a conventional yeast ethanol production, a preliminary evaluation showed that Microvi’s ...


    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.

  • Market Research Projects Ethanol Production Growth at 8% CAGR Through 2014

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Biofuel Market Analysis," to their collection of Alternative Sources market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/RNCOS-v3175/Global-Biofuel-6511107/ The global biofuel industry has been witnessing rapid growth over the past ...


  • PhD thesis proposes use of ethanol and heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production

    For her PhD thesis, chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs and in the environmental impact associated with the production of this biofuel”. One of the novel contributions of her research has been the synthesis and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Fuel from fuel: converting biodiesel waste into ethanol

    Researchers have discovered that under the correct conditions, glycerol, a major by-product of biodiesel production, can be turned into ethanol by harmless strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Furthermore, yields of ethanol obtained from this method are higher than those obtained from conventional means of production. As society looks for alternative sources of energy to replace the use of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ethanol in the Classroom: Educating the next generation of biofuel visionaries

    Education is a critical aspect of all successful innovations and fundamental to efforts to change the way things have always been done. Our nation’s current energy crisis is no exception. That is why the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) are partnering with teachers and the National FFA Organization to provide tens of thousands of high school students ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New UGA biomass technology dramatically increases ethanol yield

    University of Georgia researchers have developed a new technology that promises to dramatically increase the yield of ethanol from readily available non-food crops, such as Bermudagrass, switchgrass, Napiergrass—and even yard waste. “Producing ethanol from renewable biomass sources such as grasses is desirable because they are potentially available in large quantities,” said Joy Peterson, ...


  • 112,000 jobs at risk without ethanol tax incentive extension

    Extending the tax incentives for ethanol, regardless of feedstock, would save 112,000 jobs from being lost. That is nearly 30% of the 400,000 jobs ethanol production helps support today. Failure to extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) would reduce U.S. ethanol production capacity by 38% and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs in rural communities already hemorrhaging employment ...

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Himark licenses its Integrated bioRefinery™ patent and its patent-pending Enhanced Ethanol production technology to Western Plains Energy LLC for a value of $15,000,000.00

    www.HimarkBioGas.com ’s newest U.S. patent is now being legally exploited by Western Plains Energy LLC (“WPE”) at its 50 MMGPY plant in Oakley, Kansas.  The rest of the ethanol industry in the U.S. is encouraged to contact Himark about integrating Waste-to-Energy (bioGas) plants with ethanol plants, if they would like to legally attain the same measurable, significant ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

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