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January 20, 2017

ORNL: Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDepartment of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists, biofuel researchers and others. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

Trump nominates Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the USDA. The nomination, which is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, represents Trump’s final cabinet selection. Perdue served as Georgia governor from 2003-2011. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Senators question Pruitt on biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE

January 17, 2017

DOE releases analysis of biofuels, bioproducts from waste streams

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2017 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Species diversity benefits algal biofuel systems

BY University of Michigan Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhen growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

DOE, USDA open FOA to support integrated biorefinery optimization

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently opened a $22.7 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the optimization of integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight pyrolysis

BY Iowa State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Avantium acquires Liquid Light

BY Avantium Found In:ChemicalsAvantium recently announced it has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc., a developer of electrochemical processes. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process to make major chemicals from carbon dioxide. READ MORE