Advanced Biofuels

April 17, 2015

Bill aims to alter RVO process, definition for cellulosic biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsSen. Jeff Flake, R, Ariz., has introduced legislation that aims to amend the renewable fuel standard to require the cellulosic requirement to be based on actual production and alter the statutory definition of cellulosic biofuels to exclude biogas. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

DOE to host webinar on biofuel sustainability April 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced plans to host a webinar on biofuel sustainability on April 22, titled "Biofuels for the Environment and Communities." READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Total to convert oil refinery to renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsTo curb financial losses, French oil company Total announced plans to invest $216 million to convert its La Mede oil refinery in southern France to a renewable diesel facility that will produce up to 500,000 tons per year (more than 160 MMgy). 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

European Parliament committee votes to approve biofuel agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn April 14, the environment committee of the European Parliament voted 51-12 to endorse a deal struck by legislators earlier this year that aims to cap the use of first-generation biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources. READ MORE