Advanced Biofuels

September 07, 2016

Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsIneos Bio has announced its intent to sell its ethanol business, including the Ineos New Planet BioEnergy demonstration plant in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Ineos Bio USA Research Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Gevo to supply Lufthansa with renewable jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

REG Geismar pays off $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of maturity

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsREG announced the redemption in full of the $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company's 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Greenlane supplies biogas upgrading systems for Quebec facility

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction to supply two Totara biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the city of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Speakers, agenda announced for 2016 Energy Conference

BY Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 2016 Energy Conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa. Last year’s conference attracted energy leaders from 27 states and four countries. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Republic Service to add at least 2 landfill gas projects per year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. has released a sustainability report covering the 2015 fiscal year. Increased use and production of renewable energy resources are among the various topics discussed within the report. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

BY Bio Base Europe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

Air Force working to ‘home-grow’ biofuels for DOD, industry

BY Marisa Novobilski, Air Force Research Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsThe Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing a critical role in commercializing technology to produce environmentally-friendly fuel sources. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

Opinion: First Things First

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOur country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast streams of material, and we simply need to figure out how to effectively gather, prepare and convert it. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

NATSO asks DOT to help establish alternative fuel corridors

BY National Association of Truck Stop Operators Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe National Association of Truck Stop Operators has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of existing law as it seeks to establish alternative fuel corridors. READ MORE

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