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March 27, 2015

Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

BY Air Liquide Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsConducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

Metabolix reports PHA biopolymer expansion in year-end results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ChemicalsMetabolix Inc. has announced financial results for the three months and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting that in late 2014 the company decided to significantly increase the pilot production capacity for Mirel polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

BY University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOne of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers. Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Scientists harness enzymes to break down tough cell walls

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Toronto Bioproducts Research Lab studying ways to isolate components of plant cell walls so they can be used to create renewable fuels, high-value chemicals, and novel bio-based materials. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Minnesota bill aims to create cellulosic biomass incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLegislation pending in Minnesota aims to establish state production incentives for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomass thermal. The measure was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate in February. READ MORE

March 16, 2015

BioAmber begins commissioning Sarnia plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsBioAmber Inc. has released 2014 financial results and announced commissioning has begun at its 30,000 metric ton succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The facility is expected to reach commercial production by the third quarter. READ MORE