Biobased Chemical

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 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

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

February 23, 2017

In Depth: Commercial Proving Grounds

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith help from investors, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. plans to fast-track deployment of its renewable diesel technology at a shuttered, gutted biodiesel plant in Alberta. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Opinion: The RFS in 2017: A Brave New World

BY Michael McAdamsFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAdvanced Biofuel Association President Michael McAdams provides an overview of the outstanding issues confronting the industry, and outlines priorities of the next six months. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Illinois senator introduces legislation to boost in-state biotech

BY The Office of Senator Chapin Rose Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIllinois Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other renewable sources. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

HCS Holdings signs 5-year isooctane offtake LOI with Gevo

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe LOI contemplates a two-phase offtake agreement. In Phase 1, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo's demo plant in Texas. In Phase 2, HCS will purchase 300,000 to 400,000 gallons a year from Gevo's planned large-scale hydrocarbons plant. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Researchers produce renewable car tires from trees, grass

BY University of Minnesota Found In:ChemicalsA team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using locally available renewable resources. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Companies partner on reference plant for biobased chemicals

BY Avantium Found In:ChemicalsAvantium has announced a partnership with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl to evaluate the feasibility of a wood-to-chemicals biorefinery. READ MORE