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April 16, 2015

Report outlines roadmap for industrial biotechnology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe National Research Council of the National Academies recently published a report outlining goals and recommendations to expand industrial biotechnology. The report was prepared at the request of the U.S. DOE and National Science Foundation. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Flourishing faster: How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

BY University of Manchester Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Leaf Resources announces cellulosic sugar patent application

BY Leaf Resources Ltd. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaf Resources Ltd. has launched its new Hybritech platform for the pulp and paper industry following the lodgment of a patent application for the process last month. The Hybritech platform utilizes Leaf Resources' Glycell process. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

Scientists a step closer to developing renewable propane

BY The University of Manchester Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane.This study provides new insight to the development of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

Discovery of plant switch could boost crop, biofuel production

BY Michigan State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis, the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Cascades invests in biorefinery project at Cabano plant

BY Cascades Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCascades Inc. has announced an investment in a new technology at its Norampac - Cabano facility. This innovative new process is used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Wood biorefinery equipment on the auction block April 14

BY Holly JessenFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEquipment from a project to produce cellulosic ethanol at a pulp and paper mill is available for purchase in an online auction. Included in the auction is equipment from late model lab assets and a 2009-2012 biomass biorefinery pilot plant. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Ceres reports favorable sorghum growth in Brazil in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 9, Ceres Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting growing conditions in Brazil have been generally favorable for its sweet-sorghum collaboration with Raizen across most multi-hybrid field evaluation sites. READ MORE