Advanced Biofuels

April 13, 2017

D3MAX pilot test results at Ace Ethanol surpass expectations

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsWith pilot test results at Ace Ethanol exceeding expectations, D3MAX, a bolt-on technology to convert corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol, plans to begin designing the first commercial-scale plant this summer with construction expected to begin by fall. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

BY Born Global Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cellulosic ethanol cost

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsBBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Opinion: Providing Clarity of Industry Terminology

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsImprecise or incorrect use of one term in place of another can thus prevent sustainable gas from a landfill or anaerobic digestion facility from meeting a prescribed specification and reaching its highest and best use. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsThe 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly-anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

In Depth: Sizing Them Up

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsA close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a varying reliance on export markets for U.S. producers. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Researchers find new way to typify cellulose, advance bioproducts

BY Washington State University Found In:Advanced FuelsResearchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of bioproducts. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

EPA: 15.9 million D3 RINS generated in February

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data shows D3 RINs generation for cellulosic biofuel totaled 15.9 million RINs in February, compared with 459,000 reported for January. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: The Imports Cometh

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsU.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect its own investments. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

BY NASA Found In:Advanced FuelsUsing biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

EBRD study: Biomass could aid energy challenges in Turkey, Egypt

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe combined biomass of Turkey and Egypt could generate enough electricity to supply 700,000 homes and renewable fuels to replace more than 2 million metric tons of oil each year. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Xebec announces biogas upgrading breakthrough

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has announced a breakthrough in its fast-cycle pressure swing adsorption technology for upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Illinois Sen. sees central Illinois as bioprocessing world leader

BY Office of Sen. Chapin Rose Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAs a catalyst to help Illinois compete for up to 20,000 jobs in bioprocessing, State Sen. Chapin Rose hosted the state’s top economic and agriculture leaders on a tour of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab at the University of Illinois. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Company aims to make cellulosic ethanol at under $1 per gallon

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Advanced FuelsAfter announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has released a bold cost-of-production estimate and supportive research on the economics of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process. READ MORE

March 10, 2017

EBRD commits $365 million to Greek renewable energy project

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a major step towards strengthening the green economy in Greece, the EBRD Board of Directors has approved a framework committing up to €300 million ($365 million) to finance renewable energy investments in the country. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

REG 2016 financials: Revenue hits $2B with 567M gallons sold

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsREG's 2016 revenue was $2 billion on 567.1 million gallons sold. Net income was $44.3 million and adjusted EBITDA was $102.1 million. REG sold 192.4 million more total gallons, revenue increased by 47 percent and adjusted EBITDA was up 104 percent. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

Schmack Biogas to build second biomethane plant in France

BY Schmack Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSchmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a further contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Sourdun in northern France. READ MORE

March 06, 2017

Multilab project seeks toughest algae strains for biofuel

BY Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced FuelsSandia National Laboratories is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

BP acquires Clean Energy’s RNG business

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP plc has acquired the upstream portion of renewable natural gas producer Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s business, and signed a long-term supply contract with Clean Energy to support its continuing downstream renewable natural gas business. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Perry confirmed as US energy secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFormer governor of Texas Rick Perry has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as secretary of energy, in a vote of 62 to 37. Perry replaces Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist READ MORE

March 02, 2017

REG biomass-based diesel sales top 2 billion gallons

BY RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INC. Found In:Advanced FuelsLess than three years after marking its first billion gallons of cumulative biomass-based diesel sales, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced that the company has sold more than 2 billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

ANL, Roeslein test wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology

BY U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsANL is preparing to scale up its wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology with Roeslein Alternative Energy, a company experienced in operating large-scale anaerobic digester facilities. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alliance Bioenergy makes offer on IneosBio Vero Beach property

BY Alliance Bioenergy Found In:Advanced FuelsAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. announced it has submitted an offer to purchase a 145-plus acre ethanol plant previously owned by INEOS New Planet Bioenergy in Vero Beach, Florida. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alberta Innovates issues EOI for waste-to-energy technologies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAlberta Innovates, a provincial agency focused on advancing energy and environmental technology, has released a call for expression of interest (EOI) for companies to showcase waste conversion technologies fit for small and urban rural communities. READ MORE