Advanced Biofuels

May 19, 2015

Gulfstream, World Fuel sign renewable fuels agreement

BY Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsGulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Opinion: Managing What You Measure

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlgae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discusses the importance of establishing common language in the algae sector. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Manchin bill aims to add carbon utilization to DOE R&D priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., recently introduced legislation that aims to prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy program. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline sample to Audi

BY Global Bioenergies Found In:Advanced FuelsGlobal Bioenergies and Audi have announced that the first batch of renewable gasoline has been produced. It will be presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference to be held in Pomacle, France, on May 21. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Dyadic Q1 results show revenue growth, improved gross profits

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDyadic International Inc. recently released its financial results for quarter one of 2015, reporting an established market position with its licensee Abengoa and more recent collaborator Compagnie Industrielle de Matiere Vegetale for its products. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlthough it’s not even June, we’re soon to begin work on the August issue of Biomass Magazine, which is our Equipment Issue. READ MORE

May 14, 2015

Dyadic receives funding for new advanced biofuels program

BY Dyadic International Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsDyadic International Inc. has announced details regarding 2G BIOPIC, a new advanced biofuels project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program. In the 2G BIOPIC project, Dyadic's subsidiary will develop a demonstration-scale facility. READ MORE

May 14, 2015

Lux Research: Biofuel developers can thrive despite cheap oil

BY Lux Research Found In:Advanced FuelsWhile alternative fuels like biofuels had obvious appeal when oil prices were well over $100 a barrel, the plummet in oil prices to $50 levels can threaten the cost-competitiveness of alternative fuels. READ MORE

May 14, 2015

Research highlights potential of double-cropping for food, fuel

BY University of Illinois ACES Found In:Advanced FuelsThe use of double-cropping systems, a winter annual biomass crop is grown then harvested in the spring, followed by a summer annual crop, has been suggested as an option to produce biofuel feedstocks. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

Gevo Q1 results highlight isobutanol batches, jet fuel agreement

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 12, Gevo Inc. released financial results for the first quarter, with an update on recent corporate highlights, including successful isobutanol batches run at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant and the recent jet fuel agreement with Alaska Airlines. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

Biofuel trade groups discuss RFS rulemaking, announce ad campaign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn May 12, representatives of two biofuel trade organizations discussed the choice the White House and U.S. EPA face in proposing upcoming renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

2014-'15 RFS rule under review by White House OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements is undergoing review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, marking a final step before the rule is released for public review. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

UPS to purchase RNG from Clean Energy

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles will utilize Clean Fuels's Redeem RNG fuel. READ MORE

May 08, 2015

Biofuel industry reacts to API, AFPM letter to EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA group of 10 biofuel trade associations and companies recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in response to a May 1 letter issued by the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. READ MORE

May 08, 2015

Researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus

BY Washington State University Found In:Advanced FuelsWashington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable aviation biofuels within five years. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Solazyme's Q1 results focus on progress at Brazil algal oil plant

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 6, Solazyme Inc. released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting updates on the year's commercial activity and algal oil manufacturing facilities, with the company’s focus being on its Brazil Bunge Oils Moema facility. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Biofuel industry requests meeting with White House to discuss RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA group of 12 biofuel trade organizations and companies recently sent a letter to President Obama, requesting a high-level White House meeting to discuss rulemaking related to the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Gevo, Alaska Airlines sign renewable jet fuel agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo's renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). READ MORE

May 07, 2015

REG Q1 report 'reflects challenging market conditions,' Oh says

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsRenewable Energy Group Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $230.9 million. Compared to the first quarter of 2014, REG sold 26.6 percent more gallons of biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Amyris releases financial results, achieves positive cash flow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmyris Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting that the company delivered on its goal of achieving positive cash flow. The company also highlighted the performance of its Brotas plant and discussed new product lines. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Renmatix acquires former Mascoma production unit

BY Renmatix Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRenmatix has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma Corp.'s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility utilizes proprietary Plantrose process conditions to convert biomass to sugars. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Algae.Tec ships photobioreactor to India

BY Algae.Tec Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlgae.Tec has announced the on-time dispatch of the first algae photobioreactor to Jamnagar province in India. The milestone is part of the contract with Reliance Industries that features an agreement for the development of a pilot plant. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Fulcrum awards Abengoa EPC contract for 10 MMgy biofuel plant

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced FuelsOn May 5, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., announced it awarded Abengoa with a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Sierra Biofuels Plant, the company’s first waste-to-transportation fuel facility. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Novozymes releases Q1 results, announces deal with St1 Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNovozymes recently issued its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2015 and announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to St1 Biofuels for its proposed cellulosic biofuel plant in Finland. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

BIO analysis illustrates impact of RFS delays on investment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe Biotechnologies Industry Organization recently released an analysis that shows delays in renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking by the U.S. EPA over the past two years have chilled investment in advanced and cellulosic fuels. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Velocys reports a successful 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has released financial results for 2014, reporting that last year was one of the most successful in the company's history. Velocys' first commercial plant is under construction in Oklahoma and scheduled to begin operations in 2016. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced FuelsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Supercomputer identifies materials to improve fuel production

BY Argonne Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUsing supercomputing resources at Argonne, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel production. READ MORE