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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

  • Florida Cellulose Mill to Test Burn Clean Energy Pathways' Biomass Fuel Oil in Effort to Reduce Emissions

    Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CPWY) (www.cleanenergypathways.com), an alternative energy and renewable energy solutions company, has been selected by Buckeye Technologies to provide biomass fuel for a 75,000-gallon test burn at the company's cellulose mill in Perry, Florida. The mill provides specialty fibers and non-woven materials to high-end niche ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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. ...


  • 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

  • Is biomass production profitable?

    Cellulosic ethanol has emerged as a leading candidate biofuel that could contribute significantly to meeting U.S. liquid fuel demand while reducing net greenhouse gas emissions. Feasibility of large-scale cellulosic ethanol production depends not only on the development of cost effective processing methods, but also on the availability of large quantities of cellulosic biomass for conversion to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme

    Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market. If the enzyme continues to perform well in larger tests, it could ...

  • 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 ...

  • CleanTech Biofuels, Fiberight Agree to Create Municipal Solid Waste to Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Plant

    St. Louis, MO –  CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTC: CLTH), an early-stage provider of technology to convert municipal solid waste into sustainable biomass for renewable energy production, has announced a joint research agreement with Fiberight, LLC (Fiberight), to establish the anticipated yields and operating costs from using biomass produced by CleanTech Biofuels (CleanTech) for the ...


    By CleanTech Biofuels, Inc.

  • Converting municipal solid waste to biomass feedstock

    CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, has received a US patent for its process and apparatus for converting MSW into cellulosic biomass feedstock, known collectively as the Biomass Recovery Process. The Biomass Recovery Process is carried out by the angled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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)

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