The cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels industry is on the cusp of a major increase in scale that will prove critics of the effort to increase biofuels production in the US wrong, this rousing defense of the industry from the Advanced Biofuels Association claims.
“We know we have a technology,” says BP Biofuels North America President Sue Ellerbusch in this video, claiming the business is “right on the cusp of ‘told you so.’ Keep reading →
Commercially viable cellulosic ethanol has held revolutionary promise as a fuel source for years, and now life and materials sciences giant Royal DSM and ethanol producer POET LLC are joining up to demonstrate and license “the next step in the development of biofuels.”
The new joint venture, called POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, is scheduled to start production in the second half of 2013 at a facility called Project Liberty. The facility is currently under construction adjacent to POET’s existing corn ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa and will produce 20 million gallons of fuel in its first year before hitting an anticipated pace of 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol each year. Keep reading →