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Cellulosic Ethanol: the Largest Plant

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Ethanol, industrial, manufacturing, Technology by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Serving as Benchmark for DuPont’s Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

DuPont opened the doors to the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world on Oct. 30. Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and other dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Nevada, Iowa-based biorefinery that will produce 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year. It’s considered one of the cleanest fuels in world, reducing carbon emissions by 90% compared to traditional fossil fuels.

Aemetis: Nexsteppe Sorghum for Biofuels

October 12, 2015 in Biofuels, Ethanol, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Crop Grows Very Quickly Using Salty, Low Quality Pump Water,
Can Be Converted to Cellulosic Ethanol or Other Renewable Fuels

Aemetis, Inc. says it’s harvested 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum, a feedstock for low carbon advanced biofuels, grown in central California in approximately 90 days using “lower-quality pump water containing salts that typically damage crops.” Aemetis used Nexsteppe sorghum seeds.

Poet-DSM Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Starts

September 3, 2014 in Biofuels, Ethanol, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Plant, Dubbed ‘Project Liberty’

The U.S. Department of Energy is celebrating today’s start-up of “Project Liberty,” a $275 million, 25-million-gallons-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The Poet-DSM facility is the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use non-food corn waste as a feedstock, DoE says. UCS comments added September 4 Read More >>

EPA OKs Camelina, Energy Cane

February 24, 2013 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groups Applaud Agency Action Helping Displace Foreign Oil

Biofuels advocates are applauding the U.S. EPA’s approval of non-food camelina as a basis for biodiesel production and fibrous energy cane for cellulosic ethanol. The action means that the products are eligible for credits under the RFS, the Renewable Fuel Standard.

DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Groundbreaking

December 4, 2012 in Biofuels, Ethanol by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Iowa Biorefinery for 30 Million Gallons Annually from Corn Stover

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million, 30-million-gallon-per-year-cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. Non-food corn stover – post-harvest stalks and leaves – will be the feedstock. The Iowa installation will be among the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world when completed in mid-2014, DuPont said.

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