Advanced Biofuels

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

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