"Affordable for drivers, earth-friendly, and engine smart, biofuels are the most abundant and readily available climate solution to immediately reduce carbon emissions for cars on the road today.
"The research shows that our climate goals cannot be realized without harnessing the power of homegrown energy. That's why it is critical that policymakers ensure that our farmers and rural producers remain at the forefront of the nation's efforts to accelerate our transition to a healthier, zero-emission, 100 pct renewable energy future." -- Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy, 12 Jan, 2022 Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, Biofuels,
The company also completed an on-site solar farm at POET headquarters and opened a second POET Pure 100 pct plant-based purified alcohol facility at POET Biorefining in Alexandria, Indian, aas well as broke ground the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Environmental improvements at POET facilities, included installation of steam turbine technology at POET Biorefining in Mitchell, S.D. and renewable CO2 capture at POET Biorefining in Portland, Indiana. The company also partnered with Farmers Business Network to develop and use the Gradable platform at POET's 33 facilities, which tracks and records low-carbon-intensity practices by farmers so they can receive a premium for their crops in the future.
In September 2021, POET released its inaugural sustainability report along with a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050.
(Source: POET, Website Release, 11 Jan., 2022)Contact: POET, Jeff Brion, Pres., CEO, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Vinkel Bioenergi was established in 2018 to convert more than 400,000 tpy of biomass into green, CO2-neutral biogas from its facility in central Jutland.
"European Energy will make use of the CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere from the production of biogas at Vinkel Bioenergi in the production of e-methanol that will be supplied to major companies such as Circle K and Maersk. In this way, Vinkel Bioenergi contributes to our common goal of becoming a net-zero society in the future," according to the release. (Source: European Energy, PR, Website, Jan., 2021)
Contact: European Energy, Knud Erik Andersen, CEO Vinkel Bioenergi A/S, Jeppe Klug Madsen, CEO, +45 96 49 43 00,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lundsbybiogas.dk/en/case/vinkel-bioenergi-en; European Energy, +45 88 70 82 16, +45 88 70 82 16 www.europeanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vinkel Bioenergi news, Biogas news, eMethanol news,
Vertimass' technology allows sustainable production of fuels derived from ethanol with high yields that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to sourcing these products from petroleum. Vertimass technology for producing jet fuel and chemicals from cellulosic ethanol offers producers the flexibility to diversify their product slate and market renewable fuels and chemicals that have low carbon footprints.
Blue Biofuels' proprietary Cellulose-to-Sugar (CTS) technology provides a near zero carbon footprint process to convert virtually any plant material -- grasses, wood, paper, farm waste, yard waste, forestry products, fruit casings, nut shells, and the cellulosic portion of municipal solid waste -- into sugars and lignin. Sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels. (Source: Blue Biofuels Inc., PR, 12 Jan., 2022)
Contact: Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com; Blue Biofuels, Ben Slager, 561-359-8222, www.bluebiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertimass, Blue Biofuels, SAF, Ethanol, Cellulosic Ethanol,
ADM's three plants in eastern Iowa, one in Clinton and two in Cedar Rapids, account for 46 pct of the company's ethanol production capacity.
The Hawkeye State hosts 43 ethanol plants with an annual capacity of 4.6 billion gpy out of 209 plants nationwide with a capacity of 17.4 billion gpy. (Source: ADM, Jan., 2022) Contact: ADM, www.adm.com; Wolf Carbon Solutions, email@example.com, www.wolfcarbonsolutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wolf Carbon Solutions, ADM, Carbon Dioxide, CO2, CCS, Wolf Carbon Solutions,
RNG production from corn stover began in December 2021 with the completion of Phase I, at a capacity of 7 million ethanol gallons equivalent (EGE) per year. Upon completion of Phase II in the 4th quarter of 2022, the site will begin operating as a biorefinery, producing 60 million gallons of corn-based ethanol and an additional 19 million (EGE) of RNG from stillage. The integration of RNG and ethanol production, unique to VERBIO, incorporates advanced operational technology currently practiced at the company's facilities in Germany. The process also yields humus, a soil amendment, and organic fertilizers, according to the company website release.
When fully operational before the year end, the plant will consume roughly 100,000 tpy of locally sourced corn stover to produce 60 million gpy of ethanol.
(Source: Verbio, PR, Website, AgInsider, 7 Jan., 2021) Contact: Verbio North America, Claus Sauter, CEO, (866) 306-4777, +49 (0) 3493 747-40, www.verbio.us, www.verbio.de/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Corn Stover, Verbio, Corn Ehanol, Ethanol, Cellulosic Ethanol,
Vertimass's Consolidated Alcohol Deoxygenation and Oligomerization (CADO) technology allows ethanol producers to: produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel blendstocks that are compatible with the current transportation fuel infrastructure as well as LPG (liquified petroleum gases, mainly propane and butane); eliminate the ethanol "blend wall" by converting ethanol into fungible gasoline components for powering light duty vehicles; produce intermediates used to make plastics and other higher value products; and possibly "de-bottleneck" processes to increase throughput with little additional costs other than for feedstock, according to Vertimass.
The "bolt-on" technology enables flexible production of the renewable fuels to align with regional market demand. Up to 50 pct of the total production capacity from the facilities can be renewable propane that will support UGI's efforts to provide innovative, low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions to its customers.
Other benefits include the ability to lower plant water usage, reduce overall energy consumption, and drop GHG emissions to levels required for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Advanced Biofuel category, according to the release.
(Source: UGI Corporation, PR 6 Jan., 2021) Contact: UGI Corp., (610) 337-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ugicorp.com; Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com
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National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chris Edgington said corn farmers produce low-carbon ethanol that offers immediate emissions reductions allowing agriculture to help address climate change. Edington noted, "Our success helping you meet these commitments depends on EPA sending a clear and firm message that volume requirements will be enforced."
(Source: Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Jan., 2022)
Contact: National Corn Growers Association, NCGA, www.ncga.com; Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association,
The facility will use Sulzer's pump and separation technology to ensure long-term reliability and efficiency in the refining processes. When fully operational the biorefinery will use 300,000 tpy of bamboo to produce 60 million lpy of bioethanol transportation fuel, 19,000 tpy of furfural and 11,000 tpy of acetic acid, according to the release. (Source: Chempolis, Sulzer, Websites, PR, Jan., 2021)
Contact: Chempolis, Markus Alholm
President & CEO, +358 (0)10 387 6666,
email@example.com, www.chempolis.com; Sulzer Technology, www.sulzer.com
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"RFA supports the proposed volumes for 2022 for all categories of renewable fuel, and we specifically commend EPA for proposing to set the implied requirement for conventional renewable fuels at the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. We also support EPA's proposal to account for projected exempt volumes from small refineries when setting RVO percentages. And, RFA agrees with EPA that, in the interest of transparency, the Agency should release basic information about entities seeking exemptions from RFS compliance." Cooper also voiced RFA's strong support for EPA's related proposal to deny 65 pending small refinery exemption petitions. Unfortunately, however, EPA's proposed RVO for 2021 misses the mark and the proposed retroactive revision of the 2020 RVO would set a “dangerous precedent," Cooper said.
"As for the 2021 RVO and the proposed revision to the 2020 RVO, we have serious concerns about EPA's questionable use of its 'reset' authority. While we understand EPA has a statutory obligation to consider resetting future RFS volumes when certain thresholds are met, it does not appear Congress intended for EPA to use its reset authority for the purpose of retroactively addressing unforeseen market anomalies like COVID or weather-related disasters," Cooper said.
"Even if EPA's use of its reset authority to lower 2020 and 2021 volumes was justified, the agency grossly underestimated actual conventional ethanol consumption in 2021," Cooper said. The Energy Information Administration's latest data suggest 13.73 billion gallons of conventional ethanol were consumed domestically in 2021, more than 400 million gallons higher than assumed by EPA.
"When it comes to the impact of COVID on 2020 RFS compliance, the RVO already includes a self-correcting mechanism that caused actual renewable fuel volume requirements to adjust lower with reduced gasoline and diesel consumption. In addition, EPA has long been on the record opposing retroactive reductions in volumes. EPA has repeatedly stated that "Congress did not provide a means for correcting the percentage standards after November to ensure that the applicable volumes of renewable fuel are exactly met in a given compliance year. The agency has also previously taken the position that periodically and retroactively altering the standards would…inappropriately render the standards a moving target." (Source: RFA, Website PR, 4 Jan., 2021) Contact: RFA, Geoff Cooper, CEO, (202) 289-3835,www.EthanolRFA.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Association, RFS, RFS Waiver,
This RFI seeks input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale process technologies to pilot and demonstration-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel and renewable marine fuels. This information is necessary for DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to chart the potential growth of domestic renewable fuels production by 2030 and to understand the barriers in scaling renewable fuel production pathways. This RFI also seeks information on how DOE can best assist biofuels production stakeholders in their research and development (R&D) and scaling up of their technologies through demonstration scale. The RFI is seeking feedback on issues related to the following:
This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.
Responses must be submitted electronically to Biofuels_FY22_RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on January 31, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.
In addition to, or in lieu of, providing written responses to this RFI, respondents may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member regarding the content of their written responses to the RFI questions via Biofuels_FY22_RFI@ee.doe.gov. (Source: US DOE, BETO, PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE BETO, energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE BETO, Renewable Fuels, Biofuel,
Constructing and operating pilot- and demonstration-scale facilities is essential to de-risk technology and ensure the success of subsequent commercial scale projects. BETO recognizes the availability of financing for first-of-a-kind process systems can be a barrier to commercializing advanced biofuels.
Input is sought from bioenergy companies that are planning to scale up and demonstrate SAF, renewable diesel, and renewable marine fuel technologies from the lower Technology Readiness Levels) to pilot and demonstration stage and eventual commercialization. This information will inform a multi-year scale-up strategy resulting in the construction and operation of several SAF, renewable diesel, and/or renewable marine fuel production pathways.
Feedback is requested from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the scale-up of renewable fuel production technologies. Specifically, the DOE is interested in receiving information and input on:
View the RFI details HERE . (Source: U.S. Department of Energy, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE Biotechnologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE BETO, Renewable Fuel, SAF, Ethanol, Biofuel, Renewable Diesel,
According to the release, "Resuming production at our Magic Valley dry mill is an important next step in the reorientation of our company toward higher value products and improved profitability. As planned, we restarted ethanol production in Magic Valley prior to year-end, which was timely given the currently strong ethanol margins.
"The installation of the protein project at our dry mill in Magic Valley will also enhance the profitability and sustainability of the facility. Harvesting Technology's patented CoPromax™ system is extremely well suited for Magic Valley due to the growing demand for high protein feed in nearby cattle, poultry, pork, and aquaculture markets. This is our first plant reorientation with this new protein system, and we are on target and on budget. We expect to commission the project by mid- 2022." (Source: Alto Ingredients, Website PR, 14 Dec. 2021) Contact: Alto Ingredients Inc. , Michael Kandris, Pres., CEO, 916-403-2755, www.altoingredients.com
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Blue Biofuels' CTS technology is a near-zero-carbon footprint system that can convert virtually any plant material -- grasses, wood, paper, farm waste, yard waste, forestry products, fruit casings, nut shells, and the cellulosic portion of municipal solid waste -- into sugars and lignin. Sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels. Lignin may be further converted into biodegradable bioplastics or used in ion exchange resins.
Blue Biofuels believes that biofuel originating from its CTS process will be eligible for roughly $3 per gallon in D3 cellulosic Renewable Fuel Credits (RINs) , an incentive offered to all domestic cellulosic transportation fuel producers.
The EPA's newly proposed revised mandate for cellulosic ethanol for 2020 is 510 million gallons, for 2021 is 620 million gallons, and for 2022 is 770 million gallons. (Source: USADA, Blue Biofuels, Green Car Congress, Dec., 2021) Contact: Blue Biofuels, Ben Slager, 561-359-8222,
More Low-Carbon Energy News King Grass, Biofuel Feedstock, Blue Biofuels, USDA ARS,
Of the total, $700 million will provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic.
The remaining $100 million is earmarked to significantly increase the sales and use of higher blends of bioethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from agricultural products. (Source: USDA, 15 Dec., 2021)
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Ethatec's process crushes bakery waste and other starch-based food products mixed with water and enzymes then heated in a multi-stage mashing process to "saccharify" the starch. It is then cooled and fed into fermentation tanks. Yeast is then added for alcoholic fermentation of the sugar and after 72 hours, the mixture is fed to a distillation system where ethanol is obtained. Ethatec's process can also produce biogas and nitrogen fertilizer.
By using the ESG Clean Energy carbon-capture power generation system, Ethatec will be able to use natural gas to power their manufacturing plants while achieving a net-zero carbon footprint.
(Source: ESG Clean Energy, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: ESG Clean Energy, (413) 272-2135, www.ESGcleanEnergy.com; Ethatec GmbH, : +49 1512 5217803, www.ethatec.de
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LanzaTech's biological process captures and converts steel mill emissions that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. LanzaTech recycles the emissions into Lanzanol (ethanol) through a fermentation process. The Lanzanol is then converted into low carbon monoethylene glycol by the company India Glycols Limited which is then converted into low carbon polyester yarn by Far Eastern New Century (FENC).
Beyond industrial emissions, LanzaTech converts various feedstocks including agricultural or household waste into ethanol through a fermentation process much like that of beer or wine, only using waste carbon from sugars and microbes, instead of yeast, according to the release. (Source: LanzaTech, PR, 13 Dec., 2021)
Contact: LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
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Elysian is focused on development projects for carbon management and the funding will help the company work on the design, engineering, contracting, permitting and construction of projects that will capture carbon dioxide emissions from primarily industrial emitters such as refineries, ethanol plants, cement plants, power plants, for storage at Elysian facilities.
The company is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by at least 10 million metric tons per year, (Source: Elysian Carbon Management, Midland Reportere-Telegarm, 11 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Elysian Carbon Management, Bret Logue, CEO, www.crunchbase.com/organization/elysian-carbon-management; EnCap Flatrock Midstream, www.efmidstream.com
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"EPA's draft rule would reduce access to the single most affordable and abundant source of low-carbon liquid fuel on the planet right at the moment when consumers are facing high gas prices, and political leaders are grasping for climate solutions that are within reach.
"The Biden Administration should fulfill the President's campaign promises to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which will continue to affordably decarbonize the nation's existing vehicle fleet, create clean energy jobs and support American farmers. We urge the EPA to consider the consequences of reducing biofuel volumes, reinstate robust blending targets and, as the President said, 'Get the RFS back on track' before the rule is finalized." (Source: POET, Website, 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: POET, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
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Praj Industries is a global process solutions company offering value-added solutions to bioenergy facilities, compressed biogas plants, critical process equipment and skids, brewery plants, industrial wastewater treatment systems, HiPurity water systems and others. Over the past 20 years Praj has completed more than 50 biogas plants, most of which operate on industrial waste streams, according to the company website.
(Source: Praj Industries, PR Website, 6 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., email@example.com, www.praj.net
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The investment further expands ArcelorMittal's relationship with LanzaTech, which commenced in 2015 when the Company first announced plans to utilize LanzaTech's carbon capture and re-use technology at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. The €180 million Carbalyst® plant -- ArcelorMittal's flagship carbon capture and re-use technology project -- is currently under construction foe commissioning in late 2022.
LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology captures carbon-rich waste gases from the steelmaking process and converts them into sustainable fuels and chemicals, the plant will reduce ArcelorMittal Ghent's CO2e emissions by 125,000 tpy and produce 80 million lpy of bio-ethanol that can be blended with traditional gasoline and used as a low-carbon alternative transportation fuel.
LanzaTech is also developing technology to convert captured emissions into a range of other chemical building blocks to make useful materials, such as textiles, rubber, and packaging.
(Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: ArcelorMittal , +44 20 7543 1128, www. corporate.arcelormittal.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
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The new, lower interest rate debt financing is expected to fund Aemetis initiatives that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels (sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel), carbon sequestration, and upgrades to the Keyes, California, ethanol plant.
Cash and grants of more than $32 million have already been invested in the Aemetis Phase I, 45 million gpy carbon -zero renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.
A $125 million USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan has been signed by Aemetis and an additional $100 million under the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program is in process, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com
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"Renewable fuels like ethanol remain the most affordable and abundant source of low carbon fuel on the planet -- and are critical to meeting today's CO2 reduction goals. The latest research shows that without biofuels there is no way to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Even when you factor in the projected growth of electric vehicles, the Energy Information Administration states that the vast majority of cars on the roads will run on liquid fuels by 2050.
"Higher blends of low carbon ethanol can be used in our current vehicle fleet to accelerate our transition to a 100 pct renewable energy future. Simply put, America cannot decarbonise the transportation sector without home-grown biofuels. To meet the growing demand for renewable energies, we first need a strong and thriving rural economy and biofuel industry." (Source: Growth Energy, Sheppard of the Hills Gazette, 20 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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The report notes that continued support for the ethanol and biodiesel industries will have a positive causal effect on union jobs, will help mitigate against a downward trend in U.S. union membership and is likely to increase the number of middle-wage and middle-skill union jobs in traditionally agricultural economies.”
Download the Union Jobs
in Ethanol & Biodiesel Industries:
An American Success Story report HERE .
(Source: RFA, Website PR, 11 Nov., 2021)
Contact: RFA, Geoff Cooper, CEO, www.EthanolRFA.org
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The project is inline with VTTI New Energy's focus on exploring new renewable energies opportunities, including renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen carrier fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and waste-to-renewable energy solutions. (Source: VTTI New Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact:
VTTI New Energy, +31 10 453 20 20 www.vtti.com
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The DfT data notes the most common fuel type was biodiesel made from used cooking oil (16.5 million litres), followed by bioethanol from sugar beet betaine residue (8.5 million litres). Of the renewable fuel supplied to date this year , the most widely reported source for biodiesel was used cooking oil from China (168 million litres) and corn from Ukraine for bioethanol (51 million litres).
Taken together, renewable fuels achieved an average of 85 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) savings when compared with fossil fuel use, according to the DfT release.
Download the UK Department for Transport Renewable Fuels Statistics HERE
(Source: UK Department for Transport, Website, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: UK Department for Transport, www.gov.uk/government/latest?departments=department-for-transport, twitter.com/transportgovuk
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The MoU will support Topsoe in further optimizing its clean energy technologies and potentially enable Hyundai Oilbank to increase its low-carbon business and meet the company's target that "70 pct of total profit should derive from eco-friendly business by 2030."
Topsoe develops cutting-edge technologies within green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. (Source: Hyundai Oilbank,PR, 8 Nov., 2021) Contact:
Hyundai Oilbank, www.oilbank.co.kr;
Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com
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According to ClearFlame, "The partnership with Deere and the investment from Deere is going to allow us to move that over to one of their engine platforms, for a range of applications like agriculture and construction, do an engine demo with them, and then towards the end of next year ideally translate that into an actual field demo of the technology on a piece of equipment."
ClearFlame's unique engine technology enables low-carbon, renewable fuels such as ethanol to be easily integrated into existing diesel engine platforms, offering a lower-emission, lower-cost solution than diesel fuel. A ClearFlame-enabled engine meets the performance and efficiency requirements for diesel engines while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter, helping to improve air quality and mitigate climate change, according to the company.
(Source: John Deere, WVIK NPR, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: John Deere, 309-765-8000, www.corporateofficeheadquarters.org/john-deere; ClearFlame Engine Technologies, BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, John Howell, (508) 404-9398, email@example.com, www.clearflame.com, LinkedIn and Twitter @ClearFlameEng)
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The Greenview Industrial Gateway offers carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), rail transportation and access to significant natural gas feedstocks.
(Source: CBC, Northern Petrochemical Corporation, PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: Geoff Bury, President and CEO, (403) 993-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.northernpetrochem.com
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The two Indian firms will also collaborate to establish biofuel production facilities, including CBG, biodiesel and ethanol. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website Nov., 2021) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., email@example.com, www.praj.net;, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com
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According to the release, ethanol producers can increase yield by 2-3 pct with the new yeast, which for a 100 MMgy plant translates to an additional $1-2 million in revenue. Designed to operate in fermentations of more than 60 hours, Quantum with new strain development is capable of converting the most sugar to ethanol while significantly lowering fermentation by-products such as glycerol up to 40 percent -- all without the trade-off and risk of robustness loss experienced with competing yeasts. And, Quantum expands plant flexibility fermenting to greater than 16 pct w/v ethanol concentrations, while eliminating the need for expensive nutritional supplements, according to the release. (Source: Novozymes, Website, PR, 26 Oct. 2021) Contact: Novozymes, Rene Garza, VP Agricultural & Industrial Biosolutions, North America, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy, 646-671-3897, www.novozymes.com
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The RVOs for 2022 are due by November 30th, 2021, an annual deadline set by Congress in the RFS. As of today, 28 days before that statutory deadline, EPA has not even issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish those obligations. Additionally, the final "set" rulemaking was due on November 1, 2021, and EPA has not issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for that, either. The notice gives EPA 60 days to issue the 2022 RVO and the set rulemakings according to Growth Energy.
For 2023 and later, EPA, in coordination with the DOE and the USDA, is required to set these renewable fuel volume requirements through one or more rulemakings, taking into consideration six statutory factors, including environmental, economic, and energy security factors. EPA is required to set volume requirements at least 14 months prior to the calendar year in which they are to take effect. In addition, EPA is constrained by statute to ensure that, for each year starting in 2023, the volume of advanced renewable fuel is at least the same percentage as the volume of the total renewable fuel requirement established in 2022.
(Source: Growth Energy, PR, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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According to SNPPA, sales are expected to climb to close to 12 million hectolitres this year, above the record of 2019, after dropping about 10 pct in 2020 .
E10 sales hit a record-high market share was 51.6 pct of petrol sales in September 2021 while E85 grew to a record 3.9 pct of petrol sales, with a 15 pct growth in consumption compared to September 2020.
(Source: SNPAA, PR, ePURE, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: SNPAA, +33 1 49 52 66 97 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alcool-bioethanol.net
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ClearFlame's unique engine technology enables low-carbon, renewable fuels such as ethanol to be easily integrated into existing diesel engine platforms, offering a lower-emission, lower-cost solution than diesel fuel. A ClearFlame-enabled engine meets the performance and efficiency requirements for diesel engines while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter, helping to improve air quality and mitigate climate change.
ClearFlame previously received $4 million in non-dilutive and grant funding from the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations, the National Science Foundation, the US DOE and others. The company completed its $3 million Series Seed financing in early 2020, led by Clean Energy Ventures.
"At ClearFlame Engine Technologies, we're breaking the bond between the diesel engine and diesel fuel,
accelerating the path to true emissions reduction for the heavy-duty and off-highway markets. Our technology meets global sustainability goals using decarbonized liquid fuels available throughout the world while lowering costs by negating the need for complex after-treatment technologies without compromising the practicality or performance of traditional diesel engines." according to the release. (Source: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, PR, 28 Oct., 2021)
Contact: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, www.clearflame.com, LinkedIn and Twitter @ClearFlameEng)
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The MoU contemplates the production of both ethanol and isobutanol that would then be transformed into renewable low carbon-footprint hydrocarbons, including SAF, using Gevo's processing technology and capabilities. About 900 million gallons of ethanol produced at ADM's dry mills in Columbus, Nebraska, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as its Decatur, Illinois, complex, is expected to be processed utilizing this technology, resulting in approximately 500 million gallons of SAF and other renewable hydrocarbons. The isobutanol is expected to be produced at a proposed new facility in Decatur that would employ ADM's carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) capabilities.
The companies intend to work together to determine full commercialization plans and enter into definitive agreements enabling a timeline such that production of SAF can begin in the 2025-2026 time frame, according to the release.
(Source: ADM, Website Corporate release, 25 Oct., 2021) Contact: ADM, www.adm.com; GEVO, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
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"Now, more than ever, we need to be incorporating more homegrown, low-cost, and low-carbon biofuels into our fuel supply. It's tone deaf to introduce legislation to repeal the RFS during a global energy crisis while Americans are facing rapidly rising fuel prices at the pump.
"The RFS was signed into law over a decade ago to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and increase the blending of low-carbon biofuels, saving consumers up to $0.10 per gallon at the pump. Additionally, a recent study conducted by ABF Economics shows that moving to a nationwide adoption of E15 would save consumers $12.2 billion in annual fuel costs. We should be moving towards not away from homegrown solutions to lower fuel costs at the pump and fulfill our nation's promise of more clean energy options."
The 2005 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was renewed and expanded in 2007 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. In 2021, 98 pct of gasoline sold in the U.S. contains 10 pct ethanol. (Source: Growth Energy, 25 Oct., 2021) Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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The funds will be used for equipment purchases for NCERC's Fermentation Laboratory and Fermentation Suite which is dedicated to expanding the analytical capabilities at the Biotechnology Laboratory Incubator, which currently houses the Shimadzu Innovation Laboratory at SIUE (SILS). SILS is a partnership between SIUE and Shimadzu, a science and analytical technology company that supports student and industry research at the University. Funding will also be used to dramatically expand intermediate-scale R&D capabilities.
NCERC is a nationally recognized research center dedicated to the development and commercialization of biofuels, specialty chemicals and other renewable compounds. The Center's dry grind pilot plant and laboratories are equipped with advanced biofuels capabilities including corn fractionation, pre-treatment, and a fermentation suite with 5, 30, 150 and 1500 litre scale-up.
(Source: National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, Website PR, 25 Oct., 2021) Contact: National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, John Caupert, Exec. Dir., Jackie Hayes, 618-659-6737 ext. 260,
Illinois Corn Growers Association, 309-827-0912, www.ilcorn.com
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The project will take advantage of the 45Q, $50 per-ton of CO2 stored tax credit to support the project Red Trail Energy is only the second plant in the nation to put carbon capture in place. (Source: Red Tail Energy, PR Oct., 2021)Contact: Red Trail Energy, Gerald Bachmeier, CEO, (701) 974-3308, www.redtrailenergy.com
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The facility, which generates power equal to the annual electricity use of 90 homes and offsetting 630,000 ppy, will help power the company's corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls.
(Source: POET, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: POET, Rod Pierson, General Manager , VP Design and Construction, Jeff Broin, CEO, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www. poet.com/sustainability
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To convert the solid biomass wastes to gases, LanzaTech will work with commercially proven gasification technology. The resulting carbon rich gas will then be converted to ethanol using LanzaTech's gas fermentation platform. The integrated technology will have the flexibility to process a wide range of biomass feedstocks enabling rapid replication at other locations, according to the release.
The Indian government is encouraging production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural wastes and increased production of 2G, non-food or feed based ethanol, to meet its 20 pct ethanol blending mandate by 2025.
(Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 22 Oct., 2021) Contact: Spray Engineering Devices Ltd., Vivek Verma, M.D. +91 95699 05375. www.sprayengineering.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
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The BioUrja Group is an energy and agricultural commodity trading and supply group that includes BioUrja Trading, RiverCrest Power, West Plains, Energy Alloys Global Solutions, BioUrja Terminals & Land, and BioUrja Capital, among others. The Group supplies biofuels, grains, animal feed ingredients, specialty metal alloy pipes, and refined products to customers, as well as trades electric power, and owns and operates energy logistics terminals and grain storage facilities and has offices in Mexico, the UK, UAE, India, Singapore, and across the midwestern USA, according to the company website.
(Source: ADM, Website PR, 21 Oct., 2021) Contact: BioUrja Group, Shek Jain, CEO, 832-775-9000, www.biourja.com; ADM, www.adm.com
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Under the agreement, FCL will fund, construct and operate 500,000 tpy carbon capture facilities at its Regina and Belle Plaine plants at a an estimated cost of $510 million. FCL presently produces about 150 million lpy of ethanol and 130,000 tonnes of DDGs.
The Belle Plaine facility is expected to be completed in 2024, and the Regina refinery starting in 2026. The release notes the final investment decisions will need clarification on climate change regulations and available incentive programs. (Source: Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Whitecap Resources, Website PR, 21 Oct., 2021)
Contact: Federated Co-operatives Ltd, Scott Banda, CEO, (306) 244-3403,
email@example.com, www.fcl.crs; Whitecap Resources, 403-266-0767 www.wcap.ca
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Axens Group offers a range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, as well as treatment and conversion options for natural gas on a global scale. The offering includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services.
The collaboration between is expected to allow GEVO to partner with existing ethanol producers to deploy proven technologies at commercial scales consistent with the airline industry's sustainability goals, according to GEVO. (Source: GEVO, Website PR, Oct., 2021)
Contact: Axens, Jean Sentenac, CEO , www.axens.net; GEVO, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com
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Mabanaft produces a range of fuels including: gasoline, Biofuels, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, lubricants.
(Source: CropEnergies AG, PR, Oct, 2021) Contact: CropEnergies AG, Dr. Stephan Meeder, CEO, www.cropenergies.com;
Mabanaft Deutschland GmbH, +49 40 370040 www.mabanaft.com
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The project will increase the site's production capacity from 90 million gpy to 340 million gpy. The expansion and upgrade is expected to come in at $950 million and to be mechanically complete by 2023 with full operability in 2024.
With the plant improvements, the Geismar plant will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 2.8 million metric tpy -- equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from 7.1 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, according to the release. (Source: REGI, Website PR, 14 Oct., 2021) Contact: REGI, Katie Stanley, (515) 979-3771, email@example.com, www.regi.com
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Starting in Q1 2022, WCCF will deliver hydrogen to the first fuel cell-powered ferry in the U.S. (owned by SWITCH Maritime), first for shipyard sea trials in Bellingham, Wash., and subsequently for passenger operations in San Francisco Bay. In the same quarter, WCCF also will launch fuel-delivery operations for two new-build LNG-powered container ships (operated by Pasha Hawaii Holdings) in the Port of Long Beach. In order to successfully launch these fueling operations, WCCF began permitting processes in 2019, started to invest in fuel-delivery equipment, and solidified commercial relationships with key industry partners up and down the value chain.
Contact: SWITCH Maritime, Pace Ralli, CEO,
West Coast Clean Fuels, www.westcoastcleanfuels.com
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The first unit to be built will be a 20MW electrolyser to produce clean hydrogen through the electrolysis of water, powered by zero-carbon electricity in Norway. This project will lead to a minimum reduction of an estimated 22,000 tpy of CO2. In Germany INEOS plans to build a larger scale 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at its Koln site, will result in a reduction of carbon emissions of over 120,000 tpy. It will also open opportunities to develop E-Fuels through Power-to-Methanol applications on an industrial scale.
INEOS, through its London-based subsidiary INOVYN, is Europe's largest existing operator of electrolysis for green hydrogen production and has extensive experience in the storage and handling of hydrogen, according to the release. (Source: INEOS, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: INEOS, www.ineos.com; INOVYN, Wouter Bleukx, Hydrogen Business Manager, www.inovyn.com
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The ISU BCRF is an integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. This hydrotreater pilot plant will utilize the expertise of both organizations to better understand how various biomass feedstocks can play a role in the production of renewable fuels with a specific focus on renewable diesel.
The pilot plant is a multi-reactor state-of-the-art research and development unit designed by REGI's engineering teams to accelerate the development of new feedstocks and processes. The system is fully automated and configured to run safely and reliably for weeks at a time, according to the release. (Source: REGI, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: ISU BioCentury Research Farm , 515-296-6300,
www.biocenturyresearchfarm.iastate.edu; REGI, Cynthia Warner, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.regi.com
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