INEOS Bio Begins Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol


INEOS Bio Begins Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol

Posted 31 July 2013 in


This morning, there’s a lot of good


for second generation biofuels, starting with a significant milestone: At 10am,


announced that is it producing the nation’s first commercial volumes of cellulosic ethanol out of its Vero Beach, FL facility. Made from wood waste, this clean burning, environmentally friendly fuel is proof positive that the RFS is working. We are lessening our dependence on oil, diversifying our fuel supply, and reducing our carbon emissions.


From the INEOS Bio press release:.


The biofuels produced in Florida will anchor the new production of cellulosic ethanol under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). INEOS Bio is working with other companies and cities globally to use this technology as a new direction for waste disposal and the production of advanced biofuels and renewable power.


This news comes on the heel of other excellent news in the world of advanced renewable fuel.

Sapphire Energy

, which uses algae to make fuel,

announced yesterday

that they were paying back their $54.5 million dollar loan from USDA ahead of schedule. On top of this,


, which produced cellulosic ethanol at its demonstration facility earlier this year, announced today that their facility has been approved by the EPA under the cellulosic renewable fuel portion of the RFS, moving them one step closer to commercial cellulosic production as well.


An exciting two days for advanced renewable fuel, it is becoming more and more clear that the RFS is doing exactly what it set out to accomplish.

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INEOS Bio Begins Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol

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