January 29, 2012

Biofuel News Roundup

Too much news piling my draft box....

US Biodiesel breaks 1bn gal mark
The US biodiesel industry reached a key milestone by producing more than 1bn gallons of fuel in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Last year, 1.1bn gallons were produced exceeding the 800m gallon-target required under the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard. Previous record production was 690m gallons in 2008.

Fiberight to build waste-based biofuels plant
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with Fiberight to build a 6m gal/year advanced biofuel plant in Blairstown, Iowa, which will start in the first half of 2013. The USDA will invest $25m and Fiberight $20m for the plant's construction. Fiberight has developed a targeted fuel extraction process to cost-effectively convert municipal solid waste into cellulosic biofuel and energy. Fiberight has partnered with Novozymes for the use of enzyme catalysts for the technology.

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