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September 25, 2015

Bringing Advanced Biofuels to Omaha

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA month from today, most of our staff will have arrived in Omaha to make last-minute preparations for the National Advanced Biofuel Conference & Expo, an event that I always look forward to. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Alfred State receives $1 million for biorefinery center

BY Alfred State Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Sen. Catharine Young announced that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers from Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales have developed a way to increase the yield of biodiesel by using simple catalysis to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year

BY Michelle Ma, University of Washington Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGroves of poplar trees could one day fuel our vehicles and be the source of chemicals that we use in our daily lives. READ MORE

September 03, 2015

IEA Bioenergy newsletter features New Zealand biofuel prospects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIEA Bioenergy Task 39, a group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels, recently released its latest newsletter, featuring an update on opportunities for biofuels in New Zealand. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

API announces temporary closure of Alpena biorefinery

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Products Inc. temporarily closed its Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena, Michigan. The company is currently reviewing the facility and exploring options for its restart. API is also evaluating technologies for higher-margin products. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Scientists reveal algal oil potential as fuel for the future

BY Scottish Association for Marine Science Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science recently announced they have unlocked a treasure chest of "super-algae" that could provide a previously untapped source of oil using a new screening technique. READ MORE