Advanced Biofuels

November 07, 2018

Gevo releases third quarter results, discusses future plans

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 6, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results and hosted an investor call discussing efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and develop business opportunities for its isobutanol, jet fuel and isooctane products. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Valero announces approval of Diamond Green Diesel plant expansion

BY Valero Energy Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. announced Nov. 5 that its board of directors approved a project to expand the Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana, to 675 million gallons per year renewable diesel production capacity. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

Auburn University leads DOE project to maximize US fuel economy

BY Auburn University Found In:Advanced FuelsAuburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that promises to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project will create a biobased fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Phillips 66, REG to build renewable diesel plant in Washington

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsPhillips 66 and REG announced Nov. 1 that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant adjacent to Phillips 66's Ferndale Refinery in Washington State. The plant will use REG's proprietary BioSynfining technology. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas eclipses 150-member milestone

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations. The group started in 2011 with seven members. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Opinion: Small World, Small Industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe modern wood heat industry in the U.S. is made of an interconnected network of believers, working in cohesion, tirelessly advocating and working to grow the market, one installation at a time. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Amp Americas opens dairy RNG project in Indiana

BY Amp Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of Amp Americas, recently announced that its second biogas facility producing RNG from dairy waste is now operational and has begun delivering RNG into the NIPSCO natural gas pipeline system. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Opinion: Another Year of Uncertainty for Biofuels

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Advanced FuelsAs we approach the end of 2018, we reflect on a year that was full of surprises for the biofuels industry. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Smithfield Foods to expand manure-to-energy projects

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Food Inc. has announced it is expanding Smithfield Renewables to help reduce GHG emissions. As part of the expansion, the company will implement more manure-to-energy projects and capture biogas for the production of RNG. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

High biomass sorghums can compete in water-stressed circumstances

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy or high biomass sorghum can be grown in water-stressed situations and still produce good yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study being conducted at Bushland and in Kansas. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

World Energy invests $350M to expand Paramount biofuel production

BY World Energy Found In:Advanced FuelsWorld Energy plans to invest $350 million to complete conversion of its partially converted petroleum refinery in Paramount, California, acquired from Delek US Holdings in March, and expand biofuel production on-site from 40 MMgy to 306 MMgy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

EFT licenses FT technology to Red Rock Biofuels

BY Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsEmerging Fuels Technology Inc has executed a license agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC under which EFT will provide its TL8a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to provide additional FT capacity for RRB's biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Texas A&M AgriLife Research wins $2 million for biofuel research

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Advanced FuelsA $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data shows that additional petitions were filed for 2017 and 2018 compliance years over the past month. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

OMB releases estimated timelines for EPA’s E15 rule, 2 RFS rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsD3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Colorado bioenergy producer asks EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing isobutanol

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Advanced FuelsA red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Argonne releases 2018 update to GREET model

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Oct. 10, Argonne National Laboratory’s System Assessment Group released a 2018 update of its GREET Model, which is an analytical tool used to consider the life cycle of various transportation fuels. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Scientists research heat consumption, generation in pyrolysis

BY Tomsk Polytechnic University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Clean Energy, BP to expand RNG supply agreement

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP p.l.c. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have announced an agreement that will secure an increased supply of RNG for Clean Energy through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure as more fleets are requesting the clean fuel. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Neste, Air BP collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste and Air BP have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Stora Enso, Gasum to build biogas plant in Sweden

BY Stora Enso Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsStora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Dürr buys industrial environmental technology business of B&W

BY Dürr Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsDürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNorway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. On Oct. 4, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment announced it will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond

BY American Society of Plant Biologists Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers are working to understand how the stem juiciness trait evolved in sorghum. Understanding the underlying gene could could help breeders fine-tune this trait in sorghum and other important crops. READ MORE