Advanced Biofuels

August 30, 2016

Propel launches ProShop and E85, renewable diesel clubs

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Advanced FuelsPropel Fuels has announced the launch of the Propel ProShop, an online store for customers to purchase apparel and accessories. In addition to the ProShop, Propel has launched its Hi-Octane Society and Diesel Pro aficionado clubs. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Roeslein Alternative Energy's WTE project begins RNG production

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRoeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Hog Production recently celebrated the production of renewable natural gas at Ruckman Farm for delivery to the national pipeline from its large manure-to-energy project. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass pyrolysis facilities

BY Technip Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTechnip recently announced that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.21 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

Scaling Up conference to focus on Canada’s low-carbon future

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLow-carbon alternative energy will be the focus of a new Canadian conference in the planning. “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low carbon, biobased economy through sustainable innovation,” is set for Nov. 14-16 in Ottawa. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

Coming Soon: US Biogas Standards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsASABE is currently seeking interested individuals to participate and help forward the U.S. position on biogas and related technologies on a global scale. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Report details Canada’s advanced biofuel, wood pellet markets

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on the Canadian renewable fuel industry, which includes data on the country's advanced biofuel and wood pellet industries. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Enerkem facility earns ISCC certification for methanol production

BY Enerkem Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

Opinion: Advanced Biofuels at End of Obama Administration

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Advanced FuelsFor advanced biofuels under the Obama administration, what started out with a boom in 2008 ended with a whimper in 2016. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

In Depth: Biojet, Biogas & Biodiesel in Review

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine reviews sessions from the 2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo held this summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA commits to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two agency offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Queensland to partner with US Navy in biofuel initiative

BY Queensland government Found In:Advanced FuelsQueensland’s future as the biofuel hub for the Asia-Pacific has further been advanced with the signing of a high-level agreement between the government of Queensland, Australia, and the U.S. Navy. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

JGI: Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts

BY Joint Genome Institute Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearch led by U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is helping boost the use of a wider range of yeasts and to explore the use of genes and pathways encoded in their genomes. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Lightning causes feedstock fire near DuPont cellulosic facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA lightning strike is the suspected cause of a second fire that has impacted feedstock storage areas associated with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, in August. The first fire occurred Aug. 4, with the second starting Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

NATSO speaks out against efforts to redefine RFS obligated party

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 8, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Ameresco, city of Phoenix announce biogas project

BY Ameresco Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco Inc. and the city of Phoenix recently announced a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas project at the 91st Ave. wastewater treatment plant. Ameresco will design, build, own, operate and maintain the biogas-to-energy facility. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

Research could make biofuel production in E. coil more efficient

BY Washington University in St. Louis Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of researchers from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to make the production of certain biofuels in E. coli much more efficient. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Sacramento County fleet to run on renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsFollowing the California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Carlsbad, Sacramento County is also making the switch from petro to renewable diesel for its heavy-duty fleet. More than 400 public works and specialty vehicles are involved. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Technique could reduce contamination in biofermentation plants

BY Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals as alternatives to petroleum-based products could be significantly reduced, thanks to a new metabolic engineering technique. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

AST receives patent for method to improve biomass processing

BY American Science and Technology Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Science and Technology, an emerging technology company, has been awarded a patent for a system and method for the extraction of chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass that reduces the cost of Organosolv processing. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

DuPont cellulosic feedstock storage area experiences fire

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 5, a lightning strike caused a fire at a feedstock storage area a few miles from DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. An estimated 10,000 bales of corn stover were lost, but the facility itself was unaffected. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

DOE awards $11.3 million to support bioproducts, enable biofuels

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.3 million for three projects that support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce fuels and/or products based on external factors. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Puregas opens California office, partners with Unison Solutions

BY Puregas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAugust 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. The company is also working in partnership with Unison Solutions Inc. to bring the CApure upgrading technology to North America. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

UF/IFAS research could lead to more and healthier sorghum

BY University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

AFPM petitions EPA to redefine obligated party under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 4, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA, asking the agency to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the owner of hydrocarbons at the rack. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

UPS reaches goal to drive 1 billion cleaner miles a year early

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has announced it has reached its goal of driving 1 billion cleaner miles using alternative fuels and its advanced technology fleet a full year earlier than planned. The company has also released its 14th annual sustainability report. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

Navy completes sea trial with ARA’s renewable diesel

BY Applied Research Associates Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsNaval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy's MILSPEC qualification program. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Amyris signs record number of collaborations in second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Aug. 4, Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting the company signed more collaborations during the three-month period than it had during any previous quarter. READ MORE