Advanced Biofuels

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USDA announces application periods for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is accepting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

EPA takes initial step in regulating aircraft engine GHGs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has finalized a determination under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas emissions from certain types of aircraft engines contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers American’s health and the environment. READ MORE

July 23, 2016

Opinion: Driving Growth in Driving Green

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsTogether, RNG and natural gas vehicles are an affordable and proven long-term solution to reducing air pollution and carbon emissions. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE to fund projects combining biofuel and engine research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.” The initiative’s approach combines the previously independent areas of biofuels and combustion. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE funds study on biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproducts

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. Much of the study will focus on ways to make plastic materials from lignin. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

DOE issues report on reducing commercial aviation GHG emissions

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced FuelsThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report focused on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, focusing on large single- and twin-aisle planes that transport more than 100 people. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Bill aims to create tax credits for carbon utilization, storage

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, which aims to spur investment in next-generation carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Lux Research: Biojet could account for significant emissions cuts

BY Lux Research Found In:Advanced FuelsBiojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions to 200 million tons in 2050, half the 2005 figure, as opposed to the staggering 2.1 billion tons projected by current growth rates, according to Lux Research. READ MORE