The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuel producers. The report, titled “2015 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuel Producers,” provides an inventory 27 cellulosic ethanol facilities, two algae-derived ethanol facilities, and 32 renewable hydrocarbon facilities.
The latest edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is online. This month, we provide an update on federal legislation, an update on actions surrounding the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan, impacts of bioenergy on rural economies, and provide highlights of projects, reports and upcoming events. Also, more news about the bioeconomy from around the world, nation and region. See the newsletter HERE in a webpage.
New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. The most suitable regions to grow bioenergy grasses in terms of impact on water are eastern OH, eastern KY, eastern TN, and the Northern Atlantic regions.
11th Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group on
Short Rotation Woody Crop Science and Technology in an Uncertain Global Marketplace
October 11-13, 2016
Fort Pierce, FL
Abstract deadline March 16, 2016
More info located at www.woodycrops.org
The Report was prepared to emphasize the significant potential for an even stronger U.S. bioeconomy through the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This report is intended to educate the public on the wide-ranging, federally funded activities that are helping to bolster the bioeconomy.