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NEWS UPDATE October 21, 2014

Hampered by recession, company finds success in corn market

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 21, 2014

As big cellulosic ethanol players are ramping up production this year, one smaller advanced biofuel company has turned its attention from the cellulosic industry back to corn ethanol. Mascoma Corp.’s bet has so far paid off. In just two years, the 55-employee Massachusetts-based company has captured 20 percent of the ethanol industry’s demand for yeast, a key ingredient needed to ferment corn into the alcohol-based fuel. [ read more … ]

DOE offers $14M for cellulosic bioenergy crops, systems

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 21, 2014

The Department of Energy today said it would provide up to $14 million to boost the sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy systems. Funding will go toward projects that use “landscape design” to strategically develop cellulosic bioenergy crops and systems in ways that will help existing forestry and agricultural systems, DOE said. [ read more … ]

Comment: Bartholomew L. McLeay: EPA should uphold law on ethanol

BY BARTHOLOMEW L. MCLEAY, Kansas City Star  •    •  Posted October 21, 2014

Congress led rural America to believe strict volume purchase requirements in RFS for corn ethanol, for example, would keep them safe. The law is clear. RFS is not to be reduced through 2022 unless it is shown to harm the economy or environment or there is an inadequate domestic supply. None of these conditions exist. [ read more … ]

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