Advanced Biofuels

August 27, 2015

New ORNL hybrid microscope offers unparalleled capabilities

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsA microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Opinion: Getting It Right

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSo often in this industry, our gaze falls to the moment biomass is converted into power, thermal energy, biofuels or pellets. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

REG completes acquisition of Imperium biodiesel plant, terminal

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsThe acquisition of Imperium Renewables Inc.’s assets by Renewable Energy Group Inc. is complete. The assets include a 100 MMgy biodiesel plant, now called REG Grays Harbor LLC, and deep-water port terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Butamax, Gevo settle patent dispute

BY Gevo and Butamax Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to technologies for the production of biobased isobutanol. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

API announces temporary closure of Alpena biorefinery

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Products Inc. temporarily closed its Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena, Michigan. The company is currently reviewing the facility and exploring options for its restart. API is also evaluating technologies for higher-margin products. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Scientists reveal algal oil potential as fuel for the future

BY Scottish Association for Marine Science Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science recently announced they have unlocked a treasure chest of "super-algae" that could provide a previously untapped source of oil using a new screening technique. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE