Just days after biofuels developer Enerkem Corporation filed papers to go public, the company announced the Provincial Government of Quebec has committed $27 million to build a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant using Enerkem's technology.
Valero Energy Corporation, the nation’s largest independent oil refiner and a leading ethanol producer, and New Hampshire-based biofuels company Mascoma Corporation have launched a joint venture to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in the town of Kinross on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In the world of energy, the Canadian province of Alberta is best known for its enormous oil sands reserves. But soon, it will have another claim to fame: home of the country's biggest biodiesel plant.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers say they have identified a process that could lead to new methods of engineering plant oils for use in renewable chemical and biofuel production.
In its quest to mandate the use of ethanol blended fuel for American vehicles, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has encountered several roadblocks. After releasing the E15 warning label which will be placed on fuel pumps -- considered the final step before E15 starts being offered at gas stations throughout the country -- the Agency came under fire from both automakers and public officials.