Recent Biofuels

Pacific Ethanol Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Completes Aventine Renewable Energy acquisition Reaches settlement with the Aurora Cooperative Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, reported its financial results for the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2015. Second quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Net sales of $227.6 million Gross profit of $6.3 […]

Pacific Ethanol Now Producing Corn Oil at Columbia Plant in Boardman, Oregon

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. With the completion of this 2-year initiative, all four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are […]

Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives

A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel […]

Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farms

We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don’t pollute our water and air. To help landscapes answer these high demands, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimize—land use. In collaboration with […]

New amendment to RHI Regulations 2015 will bring changes to biomethane forecasting methodology

Over the past months DECC became aware of an issue with the biomethane forecasting methodology which can have a significant impact on future degressions. REA, ADBA and other industry stakeholders provided suggestions to DECC on how this issue could be addressed and urged DECC officials to deliver a solution rapidly, in time for the next […]

Pacific Ethanol Completes Aventine Merger

Merger Connects Destination and Origin Market Strategies, Providing Synergies in Ethanol Production and Marketing Establishes Annual Combined Production Capacity of 515 Million Gallons and Combined Annual Ethanol Marketing Volume of Over 800 Million Gallons Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq:PEIX), the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, announced it completed […]

Talen Energy Announces Agreement to Sell Renewable Energy Business

Talen Energy announced Friday (6/26) an agreement to sell Talen Renewable Energy, LLC to funds managed by California -based Energy Power Partners. The sale will include 25 projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity. The portfolio includes landfill gas-to-energy, solar, wind and cogeneration projects. Subject to regulatory approvals, […]

Unlocking fermentation secrets opens the door to new biofuels

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development. “This work advances our fundamental understanding of the complex, system-level process of clostridial acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation,” explained Ting […]

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi’s technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to 1) alleviate ethanol toxicity on the cells which produce it, […]

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. Based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), researchers have identified the exact mechanism and structure of two key enzymes isolated from yeast moulds that together […]