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October 14, 2019

USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1. READ MORE

October 10, 2019

Velocys to integrate CCUS at Mississippi biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys announced plans Oct. 10 to capture and store carbon dioxide generated at its proposed Mississippi biorefinery, enabling the production of carbon-negative biofuel. The company also recently announced its technology will be deployed in Japan. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

VTT validates production of biofuel using Fischer-Tropsch process

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsProduction of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. READ MORE

October 08, 2019

Midwest Biomass Exchange now online

BY Midwest Biomass Exchange Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIndividuals and companies seeking outlets for selling agricultural residues have a new option at their fingertips. Access is available to a new web-based resource, called the Midwest Biomass Exchange, created and supported by the USDA Forest Service. READ MORE

October 08, 2019

BIO announces 2021 leadership transition

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced that industry veteran Jim Greenwood will step down as president and CEO of the world’s largest biotechnology organization after the 2020 election. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

DOE awards $75 million to 35 bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Oct. 1 it is awarding $73 million to 35 bioenergy research and development projects that aim to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable the production of biomass products. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Expander, Vanderwall to build biomass/gas-to-liquids plant

BY Expander Energy Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsExpander Energy Inc. has entered into a letter of intent with Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. to build commercial demonstration biomass/gas-to-liquids facility (BGTL project) at Slave Lake area, Alberta, Canada. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Valmet builds biorefining pilot facility in Sweden

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsValmet is developing a pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden, to strengthen its research and development capabilities related to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals. The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

ORNL customizes microbes for better biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the goal of creating custom microbes to break down plants for bioenergy. READ MORE