Category Archives: biofuels

revised RFS biofuels mandates proposed: “slashing” not the right word

Well, EPA has finally proposed the revised bioenergy production mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) retroactively for 2014, for this year, and for 2016.  Not a big surprise that it was less than the original mandates, and I’d like to put … Continue reading

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BD agrees- EISA targets were realistic, but timelines were crazy

In the wake of one commercial-scale facility (POET-DSM Project Liberty) having come on line, and just days before the grand opening of the next one (Abengoa’s Hugoton facility) Biofuels Digest has posted the first part of a two-part review of … Continue reading

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3.5 M new cellulosic RINs in August?!? Or did EPA just sink the 2nd-gen biofuel market?

What drove the registration of 3.5 million new cellulosic RINs in August, after less than 5,000 the month before??  Looks like EPA recently changed the rules in a huge way: http://bakken.com/news/id/218997/new-biogas-rules-renewable-fuel-standards/ Now, bio-methane produced from all sorts of sources (wastewater … Continue reading

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New cellulosic RINs – torch passing from KiOR to POET?

Anyone keeping an eye on our Cellulosic RIN Volumes page will have noticed that it hasn’t been updated in a while.  That’s not just laziness on our part- the glimmers of US cellulosic biofuel production that emerged this past winter … Continue reading

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Abengoa plant featured in the Grey Lady

Nice overview of the Abengoa 20 MGY cellulosic ethanol facility under construction in Hugoton: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/energy-environment/dual-turning-point-for-biofuels.html Apparently it’s supposed to come on line in just a few weeks!

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cellulosic industry reaching maturity?

Nice status report on the cellulosic industry in the US.. http://www.nature.com/news/cellulosic-ethanol-fights-for-life-1.14856

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Video highlights research to improve crop residues for bioenergy

We’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, but some other projects have taken some of our time – in my case, helping to produce a video of some of my Ph.D. research.  In it, we discuss our project with … Continue reading

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