DuPont opened a 30 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, becoming the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery to date.
Brazilian sugar mills have been facing difficult times: Sugar prices are low; ethanol prices are low; and productions costs have increased. Yet, there are shy signs of changes on the horizon.
According to a 2015 bioenergy outlook report released by the European Biomass Association, bioenergy accounts for more than 60% of all renewable energy consumed by European Union member states.
Industry Visits Congress
On October 6, Novozymes joined a group that visited and thanked RFS supporters in Congress. Among those visited were Senators Al Franken (D-Minnesota), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), and Congressmen Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota).