Biobased Chemical

May 27, 2016

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Wageningen UR launches development of durable bio-PBS compounds

BY Wageningen UR Found In:ChemicalsA joint development program on biobased PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection molding has been launched by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research in cooperation with Reverdia. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Metabolix considers sale of biopolymer, Yield10 businesses

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsMassachusetts-based Metabolix has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for its specialty biopolymer business and its Yield10 crop science program, including the possibility of selling one or both business segments. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

Solving the biomass puzzle

BY Ames Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. Researchers at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

DOE: Report documents achievements from 6 years of algal research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its six years of operation. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

Stora Enso, Rennovia to cooperate on biobased chemicals

BY Stora Enso Found In:ChemicalsRenewable materials company Stora Enso and specialty chemicals company Rennovia Inc. have announced a joint development and license agreement to cooperate on biobased chemicals development. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

Opinion: Food + Fuel: The New Biomass Equation

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new analysis published in Carbon Balance and Management finds use of algae as feed for animals as potentially having a big role to play in limiting global carbon emissions, while providing the world with a major new source of sustainable proteins. READ MORE