Advanced Biofuels

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Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones

BY Proterro Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsProterro CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported that his company reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones. "While sugar production has begun at low levels, it has been controllable," he said. READ MORE

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Alternative financing options subject of Calif. workshop

BY Chris HansonFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission conducted a workshop aimed at alternative financing options and strategies to support the development and implementation of transportation technologies which reduces greenhouse gas and criteria emissions. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

EPA reduces the 2013 cellulosic RFS to reflect actual production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has taken action to revise the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, the volume for which cellulosic RINs were generated in 2013. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Bloomberg: global renewable investments down, but power share up

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWhile global investments in renewable energy technologies dropped in 2013, continuing a two-year trend, there are several silver linings to that observation, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

DOE announces draft solicitation for Section 1703 loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Public comments are being accepted on the scope of the final solicitation. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo’s renewable jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has come to an agreement with Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo's renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

OilRigged campaign launches on Earth Day to defend biofuels

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced FuelsThe Fuels America coalition has launched a new advertising campaign dubbed "Oil Rigged" on Earth Day to counter what biofuels industry leaders called Big Oil's deliberate campaign to distort the facts. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Biofuel groups oppose Big Oil’s requested delay in RFS challenge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers recently filed a motion to sever and hold in abeyance their legal challenge to the 2013 renewable fuel standard. Biofuel groups are opposing the move. READ MORE

April 21, 2014

USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis for bio-oil production

BY USDA, Ann Perry Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsInnovations at the USDA are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets. READ MORE