Advanced Biofuels

6 hours ago

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dead at age 58

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGuido Ghisolfi, 58, leader of Mossi & Ghisolfi Group died March 3. "He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy," said a statement from the company. READ MORE

8 hours ago

Opinion: Say It Ain’t So, Joe

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Advanced FuelsRenewable volume obligations have yet to be reported for 2014 and are now late for 2015. This delay has created uncertainty. McAdams calls on the industry to get involved and raise the alarm to end regulatory uncertainty. READ MORE

22 hours ago

USDA announces $8.7 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced it is now accepting applications for research and education grants through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. Approximately $8.7 million in grants are expected to be awarded through the program. READ MORE

22 hours ago

Total invests in Renmatix, signs joint development agreement

BY Renmatix Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRenmatix has announced an investment by the New Energies Division of Total, and the signing of a joint development agreement. Under the agreement, the companies will utilize Renmatix's Plantrose process with specific feedstocks. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

USDA publishes final BCAP rule

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

GLBRC files 100th patent application

BY Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy, recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

DOE announces biomass advisory committee 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 will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

Oberon DME earns approval in California

BY Oberon Fuels Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOberon Fuels Inc. has announced that dimethyl ether (DME) is now approved for use as vehicle fuel in the state of California following approval by the Division of Measurement Standards at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

Australia funds pilot-scale biomass pyrolysis project

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $5.2 million funding for Renergi to design and construct an innovative pilot scale biofuel production facility Perth. READ MORE