Advanced Biofuels

August 28, 2014

Algae Systems announces demonstration project

BY Algae Systems LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsAlgae Systems LLC completed demonstration of a new biofuel production approach in early-August jointly with Japan's IHI Corp. The process is based on the conversion of algae and wastewater to energy and clean water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

U.S., Chile navies agree to continue partnership on biofuels

BY U.S. Navy Found In:Advanced FuelsChilean Undersecretary of Defense Marcos Robledo and United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus agreed Aug. 22 to continue, through their respective navies, discussions on research, development and use of advanced drop-in alternative fuels. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

BY Genera Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Geringhoff to participate in Poet-DSM Project Liberty trials

BY Geringhoff Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsGeringhoff will participate in Poet-DSM's Project Liberty trials, starting with an open house and tours at Poet's facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 3. Trials are being performed with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection corn head. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

American Science and Technology scale up uses Baisch Engineering

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Science and Technology Corp. has selected Baisch Engineering to scale up its Wausau, Wisconsin-based pilot plant from its current production capacity of 200 pounds of lignocellulosic biomass per day to 2 tons per day. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the renewable fuels standard (RFS) and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on Friday, Aug. 22. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

BioEnergy Institute result paves way for closed loop refineries

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsWhile ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving advanced biofuel economics, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon: bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsRenewables' share of electricity generation in the U.K. consisted of a record 19.4 percent share in Q1 2014, up 6.9 percent from the same quarter in 2013, according to U.K. energy trend statistics released by the U.K. DECC. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands

BY Virginia Tech Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsTwo Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Abengoa reports strong quarter for biofuels, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAbengoa's biofuels and bioenergy business saw a strong second quarter in the Americas, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega said during the company's first half of 2014 earnings call on Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

JBEI research paves the way for closed loop biorefineries

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhile the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon, bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Vermont Gas adds RNG and supports future production

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable natural gas (RNG) has been delivered to homes and businesses in Franklin and Chittenden Counties near Burlington, Vermont since the beginning of August through Vermont Gas's distribution system. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Dyadic releases Q2 results, files registration statement with SEC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDyadic International Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a an increase in net product-related revenue. Dyadic has also filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

William & Mary researchers announce improved algae initiative

BY Joseph McClain, College of William & Mary Found In:Advanced FuelsWilliam & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Novozymes reports strong growth in bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNovozymes has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. Organically, sales grew by 8 percent. EBIT grew by 19 percent and EBIT margin reached 28.1 percent. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

USDA: New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. The cultivar "Liberty" can yield 8 tons of biomass per acre. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Opinion: The CAPEX/OPEX Dance

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWithout the right equipment, the profit margins made producing biomass energy products will erode and eventually disappear. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Gevo provides update on side-by-side operations in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $7.7 million, up from $1.9 million during the same period of 2013. The company attributes the increase to the production and sale of ethanol and distillers grains. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

BY University of Illinois Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Schumer introduces bill to make biogas eligible for ITC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to encourage the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities by adding biogas to the list of renewable energy sources that are eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Virent receives EPA registration for BioForm gasoline

BY Virent Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsVirent Inc. announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. EPA for its BioForm gasoline in blends of up to 45 percent. As a registered fuel, Virent's biogasoline can now be used in on-highway motor vehicles. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

BY Holly JessenFound In:Advanced FuelsPoet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

KiOR provides update in Q2 report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsKiOR Inc. has filed its second quarter financial report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing an update of the company's financial and operational status. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsSG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs, the company stated. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Amyris expects to deliver positive EBITDA next year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDuring a call to discuss second quarter financial results, John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris Inc., indicated the company is on track to deliver positive operational cash flow during the second half of the year and positive EBITDA in 2015. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Fulcrum Bioenergy, Cathay Pacific announce strategic investment

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsCathay Pacific Airways has announced that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Hawaii funds biofuel project

BY Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Office Found In:Advanced FuelsGov. Neil Abercrombie recently presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center's zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program. READ MORE