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Researchers study best time to harvest switchgrass

BY Paige Short, Michigan Tech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessSwitchgrass is a promising biofuel feedstock, but farmers, environmentalists and biofuel developers, find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny. Researchers at Michigan Tech are working to find some answers. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

BY EPFL Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Enerkem commits to taking action on ocean plastics waste

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 20 at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

RFA, Pacific Ethanol, Aemetis sponsor successful CARB internship

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessDiamond Coleman, a senior biology major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, served as an intern at the California Air Resources Board this summer. Her work primarily focused on cellulosic ethanol made from corn kernel fiber. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

U of A biologist receives grant to improve biofuel production

BY University of Arkansas Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessA University of Arkansas biologist is using protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to make the process of turning organic material into biofuels more efficient and environmentally sound. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Clariant celebrates groundbreaking of cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has officially started construction on the first large-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues. The facility is located in Podari, Romania. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

ASTM standard to aid companies producing kernel fiber-based fuel

BY ASTM International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using—in part—kernel fiber. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

Enerkem produces bio-DME

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 10 that it has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (bio-DME), a byproduct of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. READ MORE