Biofuel
October 30, 2015 – Today, DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa. The biorefinery is the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, with the capacity to produce 30 million gallons per year of clean fuel that offers a 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to gasoline.
October 27, 2015 - Green Plains Inc. recently announced that it has paid $18.25 million for an ethanol plant in Virginia, the latest in a string of consolidations as vast supplies and low crude oil prices squeeze industry profits.
September 29, 2015 (Reuters) - Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
August 17, 2015 - There are just two weeks left to take advantage of reduced registration rates ($100 reduction) for the 2015 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference. The hotel block is filling up - secure your spot before all the rooms are gone!
July 14, 2015 - Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of carbon recycling company LanzaTech, will be presented the Rosalind Franklin Award at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal on Wednesday, July 22.
July 6, 2015 — According to a new, national survey, 88 per cent of Canadians believe more renewable fuels should be produced in Canada and that government should do more to promote the industry. The poll of 1,750 Canadians, aged 18 and over, showed that 85 per cent of respondents feel pride in Canada’s biofuels industry. 
June 30, 2015 - United Airlines on Tuesday said it purchased a $30-million stake in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., in a deal designed to meet some of its fuel needs and hedge against future oil price volatility and carbon regulations.
June 6, 2015 - With the recession slowly fading into the rearview and forest companies looking for ways to make up for lost and disappearing revenues, Conifex found itself investing in new assets, rather than divesting assets, in order to replace disappearing or lost revenue streams.
June 4, 2015 - Washington state's hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.
June 4, 2015 – Gevo, Inc. recently announced a breakthrough to its fermentation technology that will allow it to produce isobutanol from cellulosic feedstocks such as wood waste, which can then be converted into Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel.
June 3, 2015 - Technology tours were the highlight for many of the 120 people who registered to take part in the first-ever Atlantic Biorefinery Conference, which took place from May 27 to 29 in Edmundston, N.B.
May 6, 2015 - North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has announced the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland, which will use locally supplied sawdust as the raw material.
April 7, 2015 – U.S. ethanol producers exported approximately 85.2 million gallons in February, the largest amount ever exported in the month of February.
April 2, 2015 - Nova Scotia Power recently reported that the biomass boiler used to generate electricity for the province consumed 393,423 green tonnes of biomass in 2014, its first full year of operation. Not all the biomass originated in Nova Scotia; almost one quarter was imported.
March 26, 2015 - According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons.
March 25, 2015 - The production of biofuel calls for large doses of patience. It can take several years to grow the trees and grasses, known as feedstock, that serve as the raw material for biofuel, and large swaths of land are required to grow these plants at commercially viable levels.
March 19, 2015 - Red Rock Biofuels, a biofuels startup company based in Fort Collins, Colo., recently received financing from a venture capital firm to assist in the construction of the company’s first production refinery in Lakeview, Ore.
Mar. 12, 2015 - Turns out growing willow at an angle will increase its usefulness as a biofuel feedstock. Researchers at Imperial College in London have used medical imaging to study why willows grown at sharp angles improve biofuel yields.
March 5, 2015 - The University of Saskatchewan has received $538,542 in funding for purchasing equipment for the development and commercialization of new, more efficient and affordable glycerol purification and conversion technologies. 
Feb. 23, 2015 - Use of US corn in ethanol production increased 5 percent in December while sorghum use for biofuel tumbled 57 percent from the previous month, the US Department of Agriculture said in a new monthly report on Thursday. The so-called Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report was the first in a suite of monthly reports that will be launched this year.

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