Biobased Chemical

January 20, 2022

Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Total-Western joins as BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partner

BY Ecostrat Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEcostrat announced on Jan. 18 that Total-Western has joined as a BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partner in the Technology Group. BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partners are best-of-kind companies that help de-risk biobased project development in BDO Zones. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Anellotech: Bio-TCat technology is for commercialization

BY Anellotech Found In:ChemicalsOne hundred percent biobased, polymer-grade p-Xylene produced in Anellotech’s TCat-8 pilot plant has been used by Suntory, a global consumer beverage company, to make 100 percent bio-PET resin and successfully produce prototype PET beverage bottles. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

DOE announces new AlgaePrize student competition

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, in collaboration with the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have announced a new AlgaePrize competition for high school through graduate students. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

UK government launches Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Jan. 12 announced the launch of the new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Program, which aims to support the development of innovative technologies that will generate hydrogen from biomass and waste feedstocks via BECCS. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Auburn University wins funds for biofuel, bioplastics research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAuburn University was recently awarded more than $1 million in research grants from the state of Alabama to support projects that aim to produce jet and diesel fuels from woody biomass and convert organic waste into biobased plastics. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Green Science Alliance creates 100% biomass biodegradable plastic

BY Green Science Alliance Co. Ltd. Found In:ChemicalsGreen Science Alliance Co. Ltd. has announced the development of biomass biodegradable plastic from Sargassum, a problematic seaweed found in the Caribbean Sea region. The biobased plastic is produced without any petroleum. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Found In:ChemicalsKentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply. READ MORE