Holly Jessen

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October 20, 2014

Abengoa plant has multiple feedstock capabilities

One of the best features of the Abengoa Bioenergy plant is the ability to convert a wide variety of feedstocks into cellulosic ethanol, Chris Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa, said Oct. 17 prior to the plant's grand opening ceremony. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

The Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Poet-DSM's Project Liberty goes from fantasy to reality

The grand opening of Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC's Project Liberty is the start of what Jeff Broin, founder of Poet and executive chairman, believes will be a complete transformation of the energy supply. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

Poet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

NC funds 6 cellulosic biofuel, bioenergy research projects

North Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state's Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. READ MORE

May 07, 2014

New joint ventures aim to establish hemp-ethanol pilot plant

Edmonton, Alberta-based Syngar Technologies Inc. has announced two separate joint venture projects that will, together, help make hemp-to-cellulosic ethanol a step closer to reality. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Vilsack talks about USDA efforts to further advanced biofuels

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified about the farm bill and the rural economy, during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee hearing. As part of that, he talked about the USDA's work to create markets for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

USDA highlights $33 million in rural business investments

A recently released USDA report tells the story of more than $33 million in investments to support rural businesses, infrastructure and housing in 2013. A new interactive website map also features funding information. READ MORE

March 05, 2014

Budget proposal extends biofuel tax credit, cuts oil subsidies

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal released March 4, calls for extending a tax credit for cellulosic biofuels and puts forward the idea of cutting billions in fossil fuel subsidies. READ MORE

March 04, 2014

EPA Tier 3 rule sets E10 as new test fuel

The U.S. EPA final rule for emission standards for cars and gasoline made E10 the new federal emissions test fuel and finalized specifications for E85 test fuel for flex-fuel vehicles. READ MORE