Advanced Biofuels

February 09, 2016

Researchers ‘explode’ sugar beet cells for faster fermentation

BY Wageningen University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a technology that explodes cell walls to create faster and cheaper fermentation. The process uses Betaprocess technology in which vacuum extrusion is used to explode cell walls. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

Ensyn receives key regulatory approvals from CARB

BY Ensyn Corp. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnsyn Corp. has been granted key regulatory approvals by California’s Air Resources Board related to the application of its Renewable Fuel Oil as a renewable feedstock for refineries in California for the production of renewable gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

BY DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

EPA rulemaking aims to update GHG reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, including some provisions related to biogas and ethanol. Comments are due Feb. 29. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

A Call For Columnists

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHave a great idea for content, or a message to share? I want to hear about it. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Sustane Technologies wins seed investment from Innovacorp

BY Innovacorp Found In:Pellets, Advanced FuelsSustane Technologies, a Chester, Nova Scotia-based company that turns municipal waste into fuel pellets and biofuels is receiving a $100,000 seed investment from Innovacorp to take its technology to market. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Study: Increased switchgrass acreage could improve water quality

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsArgonne National Laboratory has released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Gevo signs licensing, joint development agreements with Porta

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a license agreement and a joint development agreement with Porta Hnos S.A. to construct multiple isobutanol plants in Argentina using corn as a feedstock. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Virent announces strategic collaboration with Tesoro

BY Virent Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVirent has entered into a new strategic relationship with Tesoro to accelerate the development and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce cost effective, low-carbon, drop-in, biobased fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

CARB accepts innovative Trestle Energy coproduct pathway

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsTrestle Energy LLC has received a favorable carbon intensity rating from the California Air Resources Board for a pathway approach that creates a new coproduct credit from using corn stover for electric generation. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Researchers discover cheaper way to make algae biofuels

BY University of Melbourne Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsChemical and Biomolecular Engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 28, 2016

GoodFuels Marine announces RSB certification

BY GoodFuels Marine Found In:Advanced FuelsGoodFuels Marine has received the highest standard of certification from the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials, enabling the company to actively sell and promote RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping industry. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

EPA: RIN generation reached 17.89 billion in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that more than 1.21 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the full-year 2015 total to nearly 17.89 billion. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

ExxonMobil, REG to research biodiesel from cellulosic sugars

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsExxonMobil, a global leader in advanced biofuels research, announced an agreement with Renewable Energy Group Inc. to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

NETL carbon capture technologies to be used in bioenergy process

BY National Energy Technology Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsThe National Energy Technology Laboratory has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from renewable fuels. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Abengoa announces plan to sell first-generation biofuel assets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsAbengoa has announced plans to sell its non-core assets, including its first-generation biofuel plants, as part of a new restructuring plan to avoid bankruptcy. It is currently unclear how the company’s cellulosic ethanol plant will be affected. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

New research addresses biomass supply variation risk

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew research shows variations in the biomass supply chain could reduce potential for cellulosic biofuel production, but that feedstock diversification and portfolio strategies can effectively mitigate risk. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Olso Airport to supply Air BP Biojet via main fuel hydrant system

BY BP Found In:Advanced FuelsIn a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, Avinor, and SkyNRG, have announced all airlines landing at Oslo Airport can now have jet biofuel delivered from the airport’s main fuel farm, via the existing hydrant mechanism. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Report: Iowa well positioned for biobased chemical development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA white paper published by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor and the Iowa Biotechnology Association shows that Iowa is better positioned that many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the U.S. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Clariant’s sunliquid technology wins German award

BY Clariant Found In:Advanced FuelsClariant was recently honored for its innovative sunliquid technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues as part of the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

US Navy launches Great Green Fleet with 2016 kickoff event

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced FuelsSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity for algae technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is accepting applications for up to $15 million in funding to develop algae technologies. Concept papers are due Feb. 12, with full applications due March 25. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Joule completes acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels

BY Joule Found In:Advanced FuelsJoule, a developer of drop-in liquid fuels from recycled CO2, has announced the formal completion of its acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, a project development company of renewable jet and diesel fuel based on waste from biomass or other sources. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Neste biofuel to fuel Super Bowl fan village, fan charter buses

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village. The Host Committee's Fan Express will also fueled by Neste's renewable diesel. READ MORE