Advanced Biofuels

December 13, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine hosts free cold flow improver webinar Dec. 20

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsWith more private and government fleets using biodiesel than ever before, it has never been more important to learn about the basics of cold flow improvers—why they are needed, how they work, and the various options for different applications. READ MORE

December 11, 2017

ECN develops high-yielding biomass fractionation process

BY Energy Research Center of the Netherlands Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Energy Research Center of the Netherlands has developed a novel process to fractionate biomass such as hardwood chips and wheat straw. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

California’s LCFS: Unlocking value in low-carbon liquid fuels

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPropel Fuels recently announced new research has shown that low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet California’s 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

EKAE, Pearson Fuels announce exclusive marketing agreement

BY Pearson Fuels Found In:Advanced FuelsEast Kansas Agri-Energy of Garnett, Kansas, and Pearson Fuels of San Diego, California, announce the signing of an exclusive West Coast marketing agreement for the distribution of renewable diesel from EKAE’s recently commissioned plant in Garnett. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Pruitt discusses administration of RFS program during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce to provide testimony the mission of the EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard was among the topics discussed during the hearing. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Barrasso asks EPA to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is asking the U.S. EPA to complete studies assessing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard on air, water and land quality. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Toyota facility to produce electricity, hydrogen from bio-waste

BY Toyota Motor North America Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsToyota Motor North America Inc. plans to build a carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support operations at the Port of Long Beach. The facility will use bio-waste sourced from California agricultural waste. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EPA issues documents discussing periodic reviews of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published documents describing its interpretation of statutory requirements to conduct periodic reviews of certain aspects of the Renewable Fuel Standard and prior actions the agency has taken to fulfill its obligations. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Renewable Industries Canada unveils ‘Facts Don’t Lie’ ad campaign

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Industries Canada has launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed "Facts Don’t Lie," the campaign is designed to educate the public on the benefits of biofuels. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EnviTec Biogas, Evonik strategic partnership celebrates 5 years

BY EnviTec Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFollowing the commissioning of 20 EnviThan gas upgrading plants in Germany, U.K., France, China and Denmark, EnviTec is looking back on a successful five-year partnership with Evonik, the technology leader for membrane-based gas separation. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Researchers develop new pathways to produce better biofuels

BY Washington University in St. Louis Found In:Advanced FuelsAn engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has stitched together the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a new biofuel product that matches current engines better than previously produced biofuels. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

RNG Coalition celebrates new projects, launches video

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas recently recognized six companies for their development roles in seven renewable natural gas (RNG) projects completed in 2017 across the U.S. heartland, and launched a new educational video. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

Qantas to operate first US-Australia biofuel flight next year

BY Qantas Found In:Advanced FuelsQantas recently announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

EPA maintains RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 22, the U.S. EPA denied several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Members of the biofuels industry have spoken out in support of the agency's action. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

UPS increases use of RNG through agreement with Big Ox Energy

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS recently announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. READ MORE

November 22, 2017

KSU research drives wheat straw forward as ethanol feedstock

BY Kansas State University Found In:Advanced FuelsFaculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat straw. READ MORE

November 21, 2017

19 countries agree to scale up bioenergy targets

BY Biofuture Platform Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCountries representing half of the global population and 37 percent of the global economy agreed to scale up the low-carbon bioeconomy, and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

Hawaiian Electric, Pacific Biodiesel sign contract

BY Hawaiian Electric Co. Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsHawaiian Electric Co. and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a agreement for the supply of biodiesel to the 50-MW Schofield Generating Station, 8-MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility, and other facilities. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

RNG Coalition adds new members

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) has announced the addition of several new members, including East Coast gas and electricity provider Duke Energy and Western U.S. gas utility Southwest Gas. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

Diamond Green Diesel considers expanding production capacity

BY Valero Energy Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc. recently announced that they will initiate an engineering and construction cost review to consider expanding capacity at the Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana, to 550 MMgy. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate manipulation of RIN markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of six members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Nov. 7 asking the agency to investigate possible market manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Sweetwater Energy brings lignin-based activated carbon to market

BY Sweetwater Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSweetwater Energy’s biomass conversion technology has produced native lignin that can be easily carbonized and activated to make high-end powdered activated carbons for the municipal potable water and home water filters markets. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

California funds 18 dairy digester projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $35.2 million to 18 dairy digester projects. The projects are part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development program and aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

Advanced biofuel companies thank Trump for commitment to RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA group of 19 advanced biofuel companies sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 8 thanking him for his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and outlining the need to set strong advanced and cellulosic targets in the 2018 RFS rule. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

UTIA awarded FAA grant to analyze biorefinery supply chains

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Advanced FuelsThe University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture was awarded Federal Aviation Administration grant for a three-year project to perform a multitude of techno-market analyses of U.S. biorefinery supply chains from feedstock to alternative jet fuel. READ MORE