Thinking of the future

We strive to do the best for the future. We are prominent in the cellulosic biorefinery field, and developed several technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol.

Green Power+

Using the process demonstrated at the Alpena Biorefinery, an extraction module and an ethanol module are inserted in an otherwise conventional biomass power plant. The resulting configuration is Green Power+

Fueling the future

We believe the right technology will depend on the local resources, therefore we continue to gather know-how in other energy fields in partnership with leading academic institutions.

The Alpena Biorefinery is being developed by
American Process Inc (API) at the existing Decorative Panels International (DPI) hardboard manufacturing plant in Alpena, Michigan.

News

July 22nd, 2014New ethanol shipment

On July 22nd, we loaded out our fourth shipment of Ethanol (3rd in 2014); 5,333 gal. Total denatured of which 2,154 gal. qualified for RIN credits.

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July 1st, 2014Our success story is going on!

On July 1st , our Alpena biorefinery team shipped our third ethanol cargo of 5000 gal. in total. Half of this quantity was qualified as cellulosic ethanol RINs.

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May 9, 2014Press release from the U.S. Department of Energy: API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery

Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment

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April 18, 2014We shipped and sold the first cellulosic ethanol RINS !

On Friday, April 18th 2014, we shipped our second commercial ethanol cargo and sold our first cellulosic ethanol RINs.

These are the first cellulosic ethanol RINs generated by any company since the beginning of 2013.

Alpena Biorefinery First RINS sold
April 18th, 2014 - Pumping ethanol
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January 1, 2014 Happy New Year !!! 2014

Happy New Year 2014
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November 4, 2013Alpena Biorefinery - First Ethanol load out !

On Monday, November 4th 2013, the first shipment of Ethanol left the Alpena Biorefinery.

Alpena Biorefinery First load out
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September 12, 2013Alpena Biorefinery - Startup Progress

We expect the facility to be a fully operational by 15th of September 2013 with the first load of ethanol leaving the facility by the end of September 2013.

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February 24, 2013Alpena Biorefinery is Now Hiring

The Alpena Biorefinery located at 412 Ford Ave, Alpena MI is now accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Biorefinery Operator – Utility
  • Biorefinery Operator
  • Lab Technician

You can find here Application Instructions, Employment Application Form and job positions details

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August 23, 2013Alpena Biorefinery - Construction Progress

Alpena Biorefinery Construction - it includes photos with construction and startup progress

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October 18, 2012BDC Members Tour Alpena Biorefinery

The Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC) recently held its 2012 Fall Symposium in Alpena, Michigan, capping the event with a tour of our cellulosic ethanol plant.

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May 29, 2012U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visits Alpena Biorefinery

ALPENA - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow paid a visit to the Alpena Biorefinery on Tuesday

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January 9, 2012EPA estimation for 2012 includes Alpena Biorefinery production

EPA names the American Process Biorefinery as one of 5 expected to produce cellulosic ethanol in 2012

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March 09, 2011Alpena Biorefinery - "Unofficial" Ground Breaking Ceremony

The ground breaking of the Alpena Biorefinery commenced this morning. It has taken a considerable amount of effort and creativity to reach this point...

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August 19, 2010Red ribbon day for Alpena Biorefinery

ALPENA in Alpena County - Governor Jennifer Granholm cuts a dedication ribbon at the future site of the Alpena Biorefinery during the dedication ceremony at Decorative Panels International, Inc.

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December 6, 2009Alpena Biorefinery Awarded DOE Grant.

American Process Inc., has been awarded an $18M DOE grant for the development of the Alpena Biorefinery to be built at the Decorative Panels International mill in Alpena, Michigan. The project has also received a $4M state grant from the Michigan Center of Energy Excellence.

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Alpena Biorefinery

Awards: The plant has been awarded grants from the Michigan Economic Development Commission, and from the Department of Energy. This plant is projected to be operational in the third quarter of 2013.

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GREEN POWER+®
The Alpena Biorefinery will be commercially replicated as Green Power+®

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Alpena Biorefinery Bio Lab

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