Advanced Biofuels

October 05, 2015

Velocys’s interim results show progress in GTL commercialization

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Advanced FuelsVelocys plc released interim results for the six months ended June 30, highlighting the manufacture of the reactors and catalyst is complete for its gas-to-liquids plant, currently under construction adjacent to Waste Management’s East Oak landfill. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with Promus Energy on RNG project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has signed a contract with Promus Energy, a project development company focusing on renewable and sustainable technologies, to provide an integrated biogas upgrading solution for a dairy farm located in Yakima County, Washington. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Alliance Bioenergy achieves record CTL conversion rates

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that its’ subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, achieved 63 percent conversion of Coastal Hay, at commercial scale, into fermentable sugars in less than 30 minutes. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

Michigan State, ExxonMobil enter $1M algae research partnership

BY Michigan State University Found In:Advanced FuelsA new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsPropel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area at the “880 Gas” station on West A Street in Hayward, California. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE publishes roadmap to double energy productivity by 2030

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a roadmap in support of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The report lays out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and others can use. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE requests information on clean energy for remote Alaska

BY U.S. DOE Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. DOE is proposing a new initiative to significantly accelerate adoption of sustainable clean and energy efficiency strategies in remote rural Alaskan communities. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

New organization formed to advocate for RFS

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe ethanol industry has a new advocate in the form of a nonprofit organization called Americans for Energy Security and Innovation. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Rutgers report assesses New Jersey bioenergy potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could be recovered and used to generate power, heat or vehicle fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Bringing Advanced Biofuels to Omaha

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA month from today, most of our staff will have arrived in Omaha to make last-minute preparations for the National Advanced Biofuel Conference & Expo, an event that I always look forward to. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO

BY BASF Found In:Advanced FuelsBASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

BY UPM Biofuels Found In:Advanced FuelsFinnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Gevo reports post-Butamax settlement operation, financial targets

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. has announced key initiatives and targets for 2016 following the settlement with Butamax in August. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Alfred State receives $1 million for biorefinery center

BY Alfred State Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Sen. Catharine Young announced that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act on Sept. 18 to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGlobal biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Opinion: The Little Algae That Could

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuelshis summer, the Algae Biomass Organization achieved its most important legislative priority: the approval by the U.S. EPA carbon capture and utilization (CCU) for power plants seeking to meet emissions reduction goals. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Vertimass, Technip to work together to scale up ORNL technology

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsVertimass LLC announced the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

PhyCO2, MSU develop algae tech to capture power plant CO2

BY PhyCO2 Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsMichigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers from Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales have developed a way to increase the yield of biodiesel by using simple catalysis to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Advanced biofuel industry: RFS proposal is damaging industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced FuelsNearly two dozen top executives from the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry recently sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. EPA’s RFS volume requirement proposal, four of whom spoke during a Sept. 16 conference call. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with CR&R on California AD project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has received a contract to provide engineering services to CR&R Waste & Recycling for their biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Perris, California. Greenlane will detail a design solution to meet Rule 30 requirements. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsA drop in soybean oil prices since June has led to a decline in biodiesel prices, reducing the blend margin. Since D4 RIN values are a function of the blend margin and the two generally correlate, RIN prices have fallen too. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

MBI issued biomass pretreatment technology patent

BY Michigan Biotechnology Institute Found In:Advanced FuelsMBI today announced its innovative biomass pretreatment patent has been issued by the USPTO. The granting of this patent represents a major milestone in the development and commercialization of its AFEX technology. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Algenol to distribute ethanol through Protec Fuel

BY Algenol Biotech LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsOffering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Florida, commercial demonstration module. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE