Advanced Biofuels

June 04, 2015

FCStone to supply corn for Gevo’s Luverne plant

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with FCStone Merchant Services LLC to originate and supply corn for Gevo's plant in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

BESC, Mascoma develop revolutionary yeast for biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

RSB approves new low ILUC risk standard

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Advanced FuelsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials kicked off its annual General Assembly meeting with a delegation vote on the new "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators." The standard was approved by consensus. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

FEW panel optimistic on ethanol outlook, despite EPA rule

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced FuelsIf the ethanol industry unites behind a common goal, "we will be undefeatable," Big River Resources CEO Ray Defenbaugh told the opening session at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop underway in Minneapolis. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Dinneen, Coleman talk RVO numbers, EPA at FEW

BY Holly JessenFound In:Advanced FuelsThe first full day of FEW kicked off June 2 with rousing speeches on the U.S. EPA's recently released proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) RVOs for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with speeches by Bob Dinneen of RFA and Brooke Coleman of AEC. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Two free ISCC events coming up in Miami

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Advanced FuelsThe International Sustainability and Carbon Certification group is holding two free events in the United States in late June, including a Global Risk Assessment Services workshop and a regional stakeholder meeting. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

USDA announces restart of BCAP

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsOn June 1, the USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

USDA announces investment to boost renewable fuel infrastructure

BY USDA Found In:Advanced FuelsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the USDA will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Opinion: A People-Powered Industry

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

EPA releases proposed 2014, 2015, 2016 RFS volume requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released a proposed rule containing 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with a proposed 2017 RVO for biomass-based diesel ahead of its June 1 judicial deadline. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Report highlights Mexico’s renewable growth potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsMexico has the potential to quadruple its use of renewable energy over the next 15 years, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Biomass shows potential for use in the electricity, heat and transportation sectors. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsRenewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Envia Energy joint venture breaks ground on GTL plant in Oklahoma

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnvia Energy, a joint venture between Waste Management Inc., Ventech Engineers International LLC, NRG Energy Inc. and Velocys plc, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, located adjacent to WM's East Oak Landfill. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

EPA: Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs were generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.82 cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Pallmann, Standard Bio develop new biorefinery concept

BY Pallmann Group Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPallmann Group is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies, to develop a new biorefinery concept that will use low-value organic waste as a resource for clean energy, natural fertilizers and animal protein. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Biofuel trade groups comment on EPA’s proposed consent decree

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsBiofuel trade organizations have submitted comments to the U.S. EPA regarding its recently announced proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing 2014, 2015 and 2016 volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

In Depth: Q&A - Taking the Reins

BY Tim PortzFound In:Advanced FuelsLeveraging Dan Cummings’ 25-year career in energy and clean technologies, POET-DSM names him first president of the joint venture. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Gulfstream, World Fuel sign renewable fuels agreement

BY Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsGulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Opinion: Managing What You Measure

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlgae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discusses the importance of establishing common language in the algae sector. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Manchin bill aims to add carbon utilization to DOE R&D priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., recently introduced legislation that aims to prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy program. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline sample to Audi

BY Global Bioenergies Found In:Advanced FuelsGlobal Bioenergies and Audi have announced that the first batch of renewable gasoline has been produced. It will be presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference to be held in Pomacle, France, on May 21. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Dyadic Q1 results show revenue growth, improved gross profits

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDyadic International Inc. recently released its financial results for quarter one of 2015, reporting an established market position with its licensee Abengoa and more recent collaborator Compagnie Industrielle de Matiere Vegetale for its products. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlthough it’s not even June, we’re soon to begin work on the August issue of Biomass Magazine, which is our Equipment Issue. READ MORE