Advanced Biofuels

January 17, 2017

DOE releases analysis of biofuels, bioproducts from waste streams

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

DOE jobs report features data on bioenergy, biofuels employment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 13, the U.S. Department of Energy released its second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. The report addresses a wide range of energy technologies. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

Report: Infrastructure options for biofuel delivery to Sea-Tac

BY Port of Seattle Found In:Advanced FuelsThe Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines recently released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2017 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Species diversity benefits algal biofuel systems

BY University of Michigan Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhen growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production

BY Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Found In:Advanced FuelsToday many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year. However, current research shows dual-purpose biofuel crops could produce biofuels nine months of the year, increasing profits by as much as 30 percent. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

DOE: Technology converts wastewater sludge to RNG

BY U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsArgonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The technology enhances the process of anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Opinion: Europe’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Proposals

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission released its "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package, including one major proposed revision to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Ginther says, with 2030 energy targets set for the whole EU, rather than for each member state. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

DOE, USDA open FOA to support integrated biorefinery optimization

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently opened a $22.7 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the optimization of integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight pyrolysis

BY Iowa State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

Gevo releases operational update, achieves EPA pathway approval

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 9, Gevo Inc. published an update describing fourth quarter operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery. In addition, the U.S. EPA recently approved a fuel pathway for the plant regarding the production of butanol from corn and sorghum. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

100 percent waste-based renewable diesel hits market in Finland

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in Finland's Helsinki region Jan. 9. Neste has also signed use contracts with two firms. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

Genscape responds to EPA’s plan to revoke its QAP registration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGenscape has responded to a notice from the U.S. EPA indicating the agency may revoke the ability of Genscape to verify renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) quality assurance program. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

Pilot-scale project to produce fuels from wastewater sludge

BY Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has been selected by the Department of Energy to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

EPA denies petition filed by Biogenic CO2 Coalition

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has denied a petition for reconsideration of its finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may be reasonably anticipated to endanger public health and welfare. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Senators discuss biofuels with Pruitt

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 5, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

DOE announces 8 Co-Optima initiative awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced plans to award $7 million to eight universities under the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

EPA may revoke ability of Genscape to verify RINS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke the ability of Genscape to verify renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) quality assurance program (QAP). READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Potential biofuel crops in Hawaii may sequester carbon in soil

BY PLOS Found In:Advanced FuelsTwo potential biofuel crops in Hawaii, sugarcane and napiergrass, may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published Jan. 4 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. READ MORE

January 04, 2017

AFPM petitions EPA to waive portion of 2016 cellulosic RVO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 28, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition with the U.S. EPA asking the agency to waive the 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) cellulosic volume obligation, citing a shortfall in 2016 cellulosic production. READ MORE

January 04, 2017

Grassley to host meeting with Pruitt, Midwest senators

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has announced plans to host a meeting on Jan. 5 with Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. EPA, and senators from states with significant jobs and investments in biofuels. READ MORE

January 03, 2017

SkyNRG, Fly Green Fund, Swedavia supply biojet to Swedish airport

BY SkyNRG Found In:Advanced FuelsSwedavia has received its first sustainable aviation fuel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It marks the start of deliveries of sustainable aviation fuel through the Fly Green Fund and demonstrates Swedavia’s commitment to sustainable aviation. READ MORE

January 03, 2017

LanzaTech awarded DOE funding for biofuel demonstration facility

BY LanzaTech Found In:Advanced FuelsLanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy to receive a $4 million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons per year of low carbon jet and diesel fuels. READ MORE

January 02, 2017

USDA: Incentives available for drop-in biofuel delivered to Navy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe USDA Commodity Credit Corp. has announced funding is available to pay a biofuel production incentive (BPI) under the Farm-to-Fleet program to companies producing drop-in biofuels from certain feedstocks. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

Hawaii releases annual energy report

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHawaii has released its annual energy report documenting progress toward its renewable energy and energy efficiency goals, particularly its renewable portfolio standard goal of 100 percent by 2045. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

DOE opens FOA for algae-based biofuels, selects 6 projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. DOE announces a funding opportunity of up to $8 million to develop algae-based biofuels and selects six projects for up to $12.9 million in funding for the manufacturing of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

A Treat for Stats Nuts

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency has released an online, interactive global energy atlas. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Velocys releases strategy update with market focus

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVelocys plc recently announced results of its strategy review with mention that construction of its commercial reference gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City is complete, and commissioning is ongoing. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Advanced Biofuels USA gets grant to study energy beets

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Advanced FuelsMaryland-based Advanced Biofuels USA has been awarded a $16,893 grant by USDA to study the feasibility of making bio-jet fuel from energy beets grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Construction of Quebec biomethane project underway

BY Infrastructure Canada & Government of Quebec Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes on Dec. 19 to break ground for construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). READ MORE