Biobased Chemical

December 06, 2019

Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemical

BY University of Manchester Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA move towards a more sustainable biobased economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals, according to the University of Manchester. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

Avantium secures €25 million EU funding for FDCA flagship plant

BY Avantium Found In:ChemicalsThe Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), an EU body, reconfirmed to award the PEFerence consortium, coordinated by Avantium Renewable Polymers, with a €25 million “PEFerence” Horizon 2020 grant. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Senate confirms Brouillette as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Senate voted 70-15 on Dec. 2 to confirm Dan Brouillette as energy secretary following his Nov. 7 nomination by President Trump. Brouillette previously served as deputy energy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

LanzaTech moves forward with scale-up of alcohol-to-jet process

BY LanzaTech Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLanzaTech announced it is continuing to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform. The company said it negotiating with DOE for a $14 million investment in a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet Nov. 19-20

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The event is open to the public. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Purdue researchers win $9 million for plant sensing technology

BY Purdue University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPurdue University has announced The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a second phase of its TERRA project that features remote sensing technology and advanced analystics that allows plant breders to bring better cultivars to the market faster. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Sievers testifies at Senate hearing on Farm Bill implementation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Biogas Council Director Bryan Sievers testified at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Nov. 7 focused on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s rural development and energy programs. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine has announced the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE