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Ensyn receives key regulatory approvals from CARB

BY Ensyn Corp. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnsyn Corp. has been granted key regulatory approvals by California’s Air Resources Board related to the application of its Renewable Fuel Oil as a renewable feedstock for refineries in California for the production of renewable gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

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Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

BY DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

AVA Biochem adds biobased FDCA to its product portfolio

BY AVA Biochem Found In:ChemicalsAVA Biochem is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid). Furan derivatives produced from renewable carbohydrates are some of the most important next-generation platform chemicals. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Study: Increased switchgrass acreage could improve water quality

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsArgonne National Laboratory has released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Gevo signs licensing, joint development agreements with Porta

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a license agreement and a joint development agreement with Porta Hnos S.A. to construct multiple isobutanol plants in Argentina using corn as a feedstock. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Virent announces strategic collaboration with Tesoro

BY Virent Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVirent has entered into a new strategic relationship with Tesoro to accelerate the development and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce cost effective, low-carbon, drop-in, biobased fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Researchers discover cheaper way to make algae biofuels

BY University of Melbourne Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsChemical and Biomolecular Engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel. READ MORE