Advanced Biofuels

April 28, 2017

Senators propose 100 percent renewable energy in US by 2050

BY Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, along with Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, introduced climate legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Research focuses on soil quality, stover removal for biofuel

BY American Society of Agronomy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCynthia Bartel, a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University, is working to determine a method for proper removal of maize stover for biofuel production. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Five bioenergy projects score funds via DOE pilot program

BY Anna SimetFound In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOE has awarded funding to 38 projects for which small businesses will team up with national lab researchers through the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot program. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue confirmed as US ag secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn an 87-11 vote, on April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue brings to the USDA a farming background and lengthy career of public service. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Advanced FuelsColorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet, allowing the company to pursue necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol at its Minnesota facility. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: Our Most Abundant Feedstock

BY Tim PortzFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste is this industry’s most available and most widely utilized feedstock. it is also the most broadly defined. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Enerkem advanced ethanol ranks lowest in carbon intensity in BC

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsEnerkem Inc. has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. READ MORE

April 18, 2017

Opinion: One Step Forward

BY Micheal McAdams Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIf the U.S. is to see the use of more advanced and cellulosic fuels, we have to provide more certainty and less friction to create a stable environment for investment in these companies. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

In Depth: Solid Organic Waste Conversion in Small Communities

BY Babatunde Olateju, Xiaomei Li and Axel Meisen Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA study was conducted to identify the most promising technologies and their providers for converting 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes of SOW per year, generated by or in the vicinity of small and medium communities in Alberta. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Advanced FuelsAlliance Bio-Products Inc. announced it has entered into an option agreement with the Indian River County solid waste disposal district to secure its processed vegetative waste. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

D3MAX pilot test results at Ace Ethanol surpass expectations

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsWith pilot test results at Ace Ethanol exceeding expectations, D3MAX, a bolt-on technology to convert corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol, plans to begin designing the first commercial-scale plant this summer with construction expected to begin by fall. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

BY Born Global Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cellulosic ethanol cost

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsBBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Opinion: Providing Clarity of Industry Terminology

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsImprecise or incorrect use of one term in place of another can thus prevent sustainable gas from a landfill or anaerobic digestion facility from meeting a prescribed specification and reaching its highest and best use. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Found In:Advanced FuelsThe 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly-anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

In Depth: Sizing Them Up

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsA close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a varying reliance on export markets for U.S. producers. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Researchers find new way to typify cellulose, advance bioproducts

BY Washington State University Found In:Advanced FuelsResearchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of bioproducts. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

EPA: 15.9 million D3 RINS generated in February

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data shows D3 RINs generation for cellulosic biofuel totaled 15.9 million RINs in February, compared with 459,000 reported for January. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: The Imports Cometh

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsU.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect its own investments. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

BY NASA Found In:Advanced FuelsUsing biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

EBRD study: Biomass could aid energy challenges in Turkey, Egypt

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe combined biomass of Turkey and Egypt could generate enough electricity to supply 700,000 homes and renewable fuels to replace more than 2 million metric tons of oil each year. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Xebec announces biogas upgrading breakthrough

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has announced a breakthrough in its fast-cycle pressure swing adsorption technology for upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Illinois Sen. sees central Illinois as bioprocessing world leader

BY Office of Sen. Chapin Rose Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAs a catalyst to help Illinois compete for up to 20,000 jobs in bioprocessing, State Sen. Chapin Rose hosted the state’s top economic and agriculture leaders on a tour of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab at the University of Illinois. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Company aims to make cellulosic ethanol at under $1 per gallon

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Advanced FuelsAfter announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has released a bold cost-of-production estimate and supportive research on the economics of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process. READ MORE