Advanced Biofuels

August 07, 2014

REG provides update of Dynamic Fuels acquisition in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced second quarter financial results and provided an update on its recent acquisition of the former Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel facility. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

USDA report aims to provide uniform method for GHG assessment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently published a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

AgriLife Research: Mesquite a complementary biofuel feedstock

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study outlines how mesquite measures up relative to other bioenergy feedstocks with regard to economic and greenhouse gas efficiency. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Bioenergy week planned in Ontario

BY Canadian Bioenergy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCanadian Bioenergy Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Biomass Innovation Centre of Nipissing University are partnering to offer a full-slate of events from Sept. 8-13 in Ontario. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Dyadic, CIMV to collaborate on second generation biofuels

BY Dyadic International Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDyadic International Inc. recently announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement to commercialize second generation biofuel and bio-based chemical technology with Compagnie Industrielle de la Matiere Vegetale. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Opinion: High Stakes for Biomass in EPA Climate Regulations

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, manufacturing facilities, and other stationary sources mark a pivotal moment for biomass technologies. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Ameresco evaluating biogas RIN opportunities

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuring its recent Q2 financial earnings call, Ameresco Inc. indicated it is exploring opportunities that the growing renewable compressed and liquid natural gas market has to offer. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Boeing, SAA partner to turn new tobacco plant into jet fuel

BY Boeing Found In:Advanced FuelsBoeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG have announced they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. SkyNRG is expanding production of the hybrid plant, known as Solaris. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

In Depth: Imagination for Mechanization

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced FuelsArmed with a history of innovation in agricultural equipment, New Holland is poised to play a significant role in the expanding biomass industry. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Purdue: Cover crops make stover more sustainable, profitable

BY Purdue University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFarmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their income, Purdue University research shows. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Solazyme Q2 results: Increased production, customers and revenue

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSolazyme Inc. announced optimistic results for second quarter 2014 with total revenue at $15.9 million compared with $11.2 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 43 percent. Second quarter GAAP net loss was $42.9 million. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

UC Riverside engineers develop new biofuel production technology

BY University of California, Riverside Found In:Advanced FuelsA team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert biomass into biofuels and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

USDA, DOE and EPA release Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA has published its Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a document that builds on progress made to date to identify voluntary actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions through the use of biogas systems. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

EPA proposes further extension of 2013 RFS compliance deadline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is extending the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance deadlines for a third time, setting the compliance reports and attest engagement report deadlines 30 days and 90 days following the publication of the 2014 RFS, respectively. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

California Energy Commission awards grants to biofuel projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission has awarded funding to several biogas and renewable diesel projects under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

EPA releases June RIN data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting that more than 1.46 billion RINs were generated during the month across all biofuel categories. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

Velocys announces commercial-scale GTL plant gets go-ahead

BY Velocys plc Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVelocys plc has announced that the final investment decision has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial gas-to-liquids plant using the company's technology. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

JBEI develops tool for characterizing plant sugar transporters

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

GOL Airlines completes flight with Amyris-Total aviation biofuel

BY Amyris Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsOn July 31, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline, GOL, to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, traveled from Orlando, Florida, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

Miscanthus might yield more biomass in Iowa that first thought

BY Iowa State University Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMiscanthus, a perennial grass with vast potential to produce biomass, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State University. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

Helping switchgrass survive winter will boost biofuel potential

BY Michigan State University Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsMichigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and USDA program to develop hardier switchgrass, a plant native to North America that holds high potential as a biofuel source. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

New UC Davis study offers surprising insights on biofuels

BY University of California, Davis Found In:Advanced FuelsA study recently released by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis examines how an incremental approach to supplement advanced innovation in biofuels can help California and the nation meet clean fuel and lower emission standards. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Genera Energy introduces proprietary feedstock management systems

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsGenera Energy Inc. has announced the deployment of two new proprietary feedstock management systems, Energy Grange and Supply AssureBoth systems were developed through years of R&D and in-the-field testing. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

NRDC report ranks biofuel sustainability programs

BY Natural Resources Defense Council Found In:Advanced FuelsAmid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

Joint venture formed to develop cellulosic biorefinery in China

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA joint venture of an M&G Chemicals subsidiary and China-based Anhui Guozhen Co. Ltd. has been created to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China. The project was first announced in late 2013. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

Biofuels are included in latest U.S. Navy fuel procurement

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Advanced FuelsRecently the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual procurement for bulk fuels to be delivered to its facilities in the eastern and inland United States and Gulf Coast. For the first time, this procurement requests biofuel blends. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

BioCNG to design biogas conditioning system, pipeline

BY BioCNG LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioCNG LLC has announced that it has been selected to design and build a BioCNG biogas conditioning system and gas pipeline for the Persigo wastewater treatment plant, which is jointly owned by the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

Gevo: Side-by-side operation of Luverne plant on track

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. has reported an update on the progress of the implementation of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Spero Energy receives NSF funding

BY Purdue Research Park Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and the production of fragrance products has received funding from the National Science Foundation. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

USDA selects 36 energy facilities to accept biomass deliveries

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE