Advanced Biofuels

March 08, 2017

REG 2016 financials: Revenue hits $2B with 567M gallons sold

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsREG's 2016 revenue was $2 billion on 567.1 million gallons sold. Net income was $44.3 million and adjusted EBITDA was $102.1 million. REG sold 192.4 million more total gallons, revenue increased by 47 percent and adjusted EBITDA was up 104 percent. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

Schmack Biogas to build second biomethane plant in France

BY Schmack Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSchmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a further contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Sourdun in northern France. READ MORE

March 06, 2017

Multilab project seeks toughest algae strains for biofuel

BY Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced FuelsSandia National Laboratories is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

BP acquires Clean Energy’s RNG business

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP plc has acquired the upstream portion of renewable natural gas producer Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s business, and signed a long-term supply contract with Clean Energy to support its continuing downstream renewable natural gas business. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Perry confirmed as US energy secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFormer governor of Texas Rick Perry has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as secretary of energy, in a vote of 62 to 37. Perry replaces Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist READ MORE

March 02, 2017

REG biomass-based diesel sales top 2 billion gallons

BY RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INC. Found In:Advanced FuelsLess than three years after marking its first billion gallons of cumulative biomass-based diesel sales, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced that the company has sold more than 2 billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

ANL, Roeslein test wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology

BY U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsANL is preparing to scale up its wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology with Roeslein Alternative Energy, a company experienced in operating large-scale anaerobic digester facilities. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alliance Bioenergy makes offer on IneosBio Vero Beach property

BY Alliance Bioenergy Found In:Advanced FuelsAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. announced it has submitted an offer to purchase a 145-plus acre ethanol plant previously owned by INEOS New Planet Bioenergy in Vero Beach, Florida. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alberta Innovates issues EOI for waste-to-energy technologies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAlberta Innovates, a provincial agency focused on advancing energy and environmental technology, has released a call for expression of interest (EOI) for companies to showcase waste conversion technologies fit for small and urban rural communities. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

In Depth: Commercial Proving Grounds

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith help from investors, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. plans to fast-track deployment of its renewable diesel technology at a shuttered, gutted biodiesel plant in Alberta. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Opinion: The RFS in 2017: A Brave New World

BY Michael McAdamsFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAdvanced Biofuel Association President Michael McAdams provides an overview of the outstanding issues confronting the industry, and outlines priorities of the next six months. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Poet-DSM plans enzyme manufacturing facility at Project Liberty

BY POET-DSM Found In:Advanced FuelsPOET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

BY D3MAX Found In:Advanced FuelsStanley, Wisconsin-based ACE Ethanol will host a pilot-scale plant from D3MAX as part of the planned commercialization of the technology. Installation will be complete by mid-March. Start-up and testing will progress over the next two months. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Illinois senator introduces legislation to boost in-state biotech

BY The Office of Senator Chapin Rose Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIllinois Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other renewable sources. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

HCS Holdings signs 5-year isooctane offtake LOI with Gevo

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe LOI contemplates a two-phase offtake agreement. In Phase 1, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo's demo plant in Texas. In Phase 2, HCS will purchase 300,000 to 400,000 gallons a year from Gevo's planned large-scale hydrocarbons plant. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThrough its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Sioux City WWTP to upgrade biogas to renewable fuel

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEarlier this year in Iowa, Sioux City Council members unanimously approved a project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable natural gas for vehicle fueling. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Neste evaluates investing in US renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste Corp. is evaluating investment in new production capacity in Singapore and the U.S. The news comes after its most profitable year yet in renewables and speculation on how the new U.S. administration will view subsidized imported product. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Velocys: Envia’s GTL plant producing Fischer-Tropsch product

BY Velocys plc Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has announced that first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at Envia Energy's gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Ontario seeks comments on proposed RFS for gasoline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOntario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed establishing a renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline by 5 percent by 2020. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Air Force opens funding opportunity for drop-in biofuel facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Research Lab recently opened a grant funding opportunity for drop-in biofuel production. One $55 million award is expected to be made under funding opportunity. Applications are due May 25. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Montclair State University professor receives PECASE award

BY Montclair State University Found In:Advanced FuelsPankaj Lal, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Studies and associate director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, has been recognized for his biofuel research. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Ameresco, city of Phoenix break ground on RNG project

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco and the city of Phoenix broke ground Feb. 2 on a biogas energy project at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. The event was open to the public and featured a variety of speakers, including city leaders and Ameresco representatives. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Syracuse University researchers find a better way to farm algae

BY Matt Wheeler, Syracuse University Found In:Advanced FuelsSyracuse University researchers have developed a new medium to culture and harvest microalgae. The medium, Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic or TAPP, can transition from solution to a gel through relatively small variations in temperature. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Sensenbrenner introduces bills that aim to reform the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 31, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS). One focuses on mid-level ethanol blends, while the other focuses on cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Nova Scotia Innovation Hub: Study shows potential for biorefinery

BY Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Found In:Thermal, Advanced FuelsA new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fiber. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

SoCalGas, CR&R Environmental to construct RNG pipeline

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. and CR&R Environmental recently broke ground on construction of an 8-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time. READ MORE