What is cellulosic ethanol?

Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel made from cellulosic (or non-food based) feedstocks. Sources include crop residues, wood residues, dedicated energy crops, and industrial and other wastes, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Washington State Pursues Clean Fuels

The state of Washington just released a draft rule for a clean fuel standard. Drafted under the umbrella of the state's greenhouse gas…
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DOE and Abengoa Launch Biorefinery in Kansas

This morning the Department of Energy and Abengoa are kicking off the company’s first commercial-scale biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.
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P&G, DuPont Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol Production for Tide Detergent

P&G, in a joint announcement with DuPont, said cellulosic ethanol will be an ingredient in Tide Detergent, an announcement 10 years in the…

Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that…

Renewable Fuel Standard Under Attack

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appeared together recently defending the Renewable Fuel Standard from recent attacks from people…
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Could Switchgrass Replace Home Heating Oil in the Northeast?

Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year…
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Wastewater May Decrease Environmental Impact of Cellulosic Ethanol Production

A University of Illinois study concluded treated wastewater could be just as efficient as fresh potable water for the production of cellulosic ethanol.
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DuPont to Build World-Class Biofuel Refinery in Central Iowa

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest…
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How Biofuels Will Lead Transition to a Sustainable Economy

The biobased economy has enormous potential and we should not be surprised to see it carry a large share of the transition to…
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Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard

Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes North America calls the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a linchpin policy.
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Photo Tour: Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Comes to California Farm Country

Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.

BP Getting Deep Into Cellulosic Ethanol

BP took a step towards sustainability this month with the announcement of a major new commitment into alternative energy. This is not the…

Iowa Farmers Prep for New Cellulosic Ethanol Biofuel Plant

Old and new energy crossed paths in the American midwest last week: a new cellulosic ethanol refinery called Project LIBERTY is on the…
The process to create biofuels using Mercurius Biofuels' technology

Washington Start-Up Promises Cheaper, More Efficient Biofuel Generation

Mercurius Biofuels is a start-up based in Ferndale, WA, north of Seattle and close to the British Columbia border. The company uses two…