I remember the conversation well. It was late summer in 2008 and the price of crude oil had exploded above $100 per barrel. I was having lunch in mid-town Manhattan with a Bloomberg energy reporter, Bryan Wingfield. I had just begun reading about...
Beta Renewable and Novozymes today marked the official opening in Northern Italy of the world's largest advanced biofuels facility. The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax as feedstock to produce cellulosic ethanol.
In front of an attentive crowd at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha, Neb., representatives from Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC and Ineos Bio presented updates on their cellulosic ethanol projects.
Harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol production is consistent with good farm management, according to the latest data from researchers with Iowa State University and USDA. The work was commissioned by Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels.
Fiberight LLC plans to break ground on a solid waste recycling plant in Marion, Iowa, as soon as December. Once complete, the facility will process municipal solid waste into feedstocks for the production compressed biogas and cellulosic ethanol.