The Alpena Biorefinery is being developed by
American Process Inc (API) at the existing Decorative Panels International (DPI) hardboard manufacturing plant in Alpena, Michigan.
June 1, 2016American Process Inc. is proud to announce that the Alpena Biorefinery has resumed operations
In March 2016, the Alpena biorefinery resumed operations, producing wood molasses which is sold as binder into animal feed products.
API is currently evaluating the co-production of small quantities of additional high value products such as xylose precursors for nutrition or specialty chemicals. Xylose is a naturally occurring sugar that is used to make xylitol – found in many low calorie dietary products. It is a high value added product, which besides the nutrition market can also be used to generate C5 based specialty organic acids.
April 29, 2015American Process Inc., Alpena Biorefinery earned the Michigan Works! Association’s 2nd Annual Prosperity Award
Bradey Smith and Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium on earning the Michigan Works! Association’s 2nd Annual Prosperity Awards for their strategic partnership and collaboration to provide local employment and training opportunities. Their partnership with Alpena Community College and the City of Alpena, as well as their outstanding service and continued commitment to our local community and Northeast Michigan is celebrated!
Sept 9th, 20142,731 gallons qualified for RIN Credits
On September 9th our Alpena Biorefinery team shipped the 5th ethanol cargo of 6,048 gallons in total. 2,731 gallons qualified for RIN Credits.
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.
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.
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
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.
November 4, 2013Alpena Biorefinery - First Ethanol load out !
On Monday, November 4th 2013, the first shipment of Ethanol left the Alpena Biorefinery.
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.
August 23, 2013Alpena Biorefinery - Construction Progress
Alpena Biorefinery Construction - it includes photos with construction and startup progress
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
The Alpena Biorefinery will be commercially replicated as Green Power+®
Alpena Biorefinery Bio Lab