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USDA Offers $181 Million To Help Build Advanced Biofuel Refineries

The U.S. government on Monday announced $181 million in loan guarantees to build commercial-size refineries making advanced biofuels or to retrofit existing biorefineries to produce the cleaner-burning renewable fuels. Since 2008, the Agriculture Department has provided $684 million through the Biorefinery Assistance Program to support projects in eight states. Applications for the latest round of […]

ZeaChem Announces Successful Production Of Cellulosic Ethanol

ZeaChem Inc., developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, today announced that it has produced commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its 250,000 gallons per year (GPY) biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. Among the first operational cellulosic biorefineries in the world, this demonstration facility showcases the scalability of ZeaChem’s biorefining process and serves as a key stepping-stone toward large-scale […]

Ace, Sweetwater Plan To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol From Woody Biomass

Ace Ethanol will team up with Sweetwater Energy Inc. to produce next-generation ethanol at its plant in Stanley. The Stanley plant opened in 2002 as Wisconsin’s first large-scale corn ethanol production facility. It has 48 employees and can produce about 50 million gallons of ethanol per year. Ace and Rochester, N.Y.-based Sweetwater will team up […]

USDA Announces Funding For Two New Renewable Energy Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year 2012 for two key programs to encourage the use of renewable biomass and production of advanced biofuels. About $25 million will be made available through each program. “President Obama has laid out a new era for American energy, an economy fueled by […]

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