On-farm demonstrations of energy crop production, as well as an open house at Genera Energy’s Biomass Innovation Industrial Park in Vonore, TN, will be held Oct. 24-25. The "From Grow to Go" Biomass Field Day will be hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and industrial collaborators....More
Custom forage harvesters will soon gain a number of new clients if Sam Jackson’s expectations for cellulosic ethanol production are on target.
He’s vice president for feedstock development and supply at Genera Energy, Vonore, TN, where a 250,000-gallon cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant has been operating for two years...More
A miscanthus variety that can be planted as seed rather than as a rhizome will be grown and tested as a possible biomass crop in an agreement between BP Biofuels and Mendel Biotechnology Inc., Hayward, CA....More
Recent reports have pointed out the current shortfall in cellulosic biofuel production concerning targets established by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Those reports, however, miscast the reasons for delay and the state of the advanced ethanol industry, according to a press release by Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)....More
Poet, LLC, has formed a joint venture to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol with Royal DSM, a global science-based company.
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is set to start production sometime in the second half of 2013 to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn crop residue using enzymatic hydrolysis, followed by fermentation....More
Prepare for the long-term cellulosic ethanol market, Taylorville, IL, grower Mel Repscher has been experimenting with tropical maize.
He drilled a tropical maize plot midsummer after wheat at 50,000-60,000 seeds per acre. He cut and crimped the crop using a mower-conditioner, field-dried it for a week, then baled it....More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants cellulosic biofuel producers to turn out 8.65 million gallons next year, significantly more than in 2011 but far less than Congress mandated four years ago....More
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to Mascoma, a New Hampshire renewable fuels company, to help design, build and operate a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Kinross, MI. It will convert hardwood pulp into ethanol....More