Advanced Biofuels

September 21, 2016

Jet fuel may be grown on iconic Aussie gum trees

BY Australian National University Found In:Advanced FuelsAustralian National University scientists are a step closer to using Australia's iconic gum trees, also known as eucalyptus, to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

BY Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

JetBlue, SB Preston sign renewable jet fuel purchase agreement

BY JetBlue Found In:Advanced FuelsJetBlue recently announced a 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company. The airline is partnering with SG Preston to purchase renewable jet fuel made from renewable, biobased feedstocks. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

Navy tests 100-percent advanced biofuel

BY Andrea Watters Editor, Naval Aviation News Found In:Advanced FuelsSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus' energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G "Green Growler" completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Report details biomass heat, power production in Japan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on Japan’s renewable fuel industry, which reviews the country’s renewable fuel mandates/policy and progress toward meeting them. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

API calls for RFS repeal rather than point of obligation change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe American Petroleum Institute recently spoke out against efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Rather that changes to the point of obligation, the API is calling for repeal or major reform of the RFS. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s Bioforming process

BY Virent Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVirent recently announced that it has established a strategic consortium with Tesoro, Toray, Johnson Matthey and The Coca-Cola Co. focused on completing the development and scale-up of Virent’s BioForming technology. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Renmatix secures $14 million investment from Bill Gates and Total

BY Renmatix Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRenmatix recently announced a $14 million investment, led by Bill Gates, to support the commercialization of its Plantrose process. The investment will help drive towards the first wave of Renmatix licensees building Plantrose-enabled biorefineries. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

LanzaTech produces jet fuel from waste gases for Virgin Atlantic

BY LanzaTech Found In:Advanced FuelsLanzaTech has announced it has produced 1,500 gallons of renewable jet fuel through its partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Since 2011, the partnership has been committed to producing jet fuel derived waste industrial gases via a fermentation process. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

DOE’s BETO hosts alternative aviation fuel workshop

BY U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Found In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a 2-day workshop gathering lead experts in the field of aviation biofuels on Sept. 14–15. More than 100 stakeholders are expected to attend the event. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

Advanced Biofuels USA wins grant for beet-to-jet fuel project

BY Advanced Biofuels USA Found In:Advanced FuelsThe USDA has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing bio-jet fuel from energy beets grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

EPA grants Pacific Ethanol pathway approval for Edeniq technology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsEdeniq Inc. has announced the U.S. EPA has approved a cellulosic fuel pathway for Pacific Ethanol Inc.’s Stockton, California, plant using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology, allowing the facility to generate D3 cellulosic renewable identification numbers. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

UPM wood-based biofuel successfully tested in marine applications

BY UPM Biofuels Found In:Advanced FuelsBoskalis and GoodFuels Marine recently performed successful tests using UPM BioVerno, a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel. The tests were conducted on a vessel working on the Dutch Marker Wadden nature restoration project on Markermeer lake. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

RSB EU RED re-recognized by the European Commission

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal of the European Union and is valid for five years. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

GE, Hayward Gordon sign distribution agreement for AD equipment

BY GE Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGE recently announced that Hayward Gordon will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion solutions in North America. Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is a highly effective hydraulic mixing system. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Select stations in Finland to sell 100 percent renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste plans to sell 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate in the centennial celebration of Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Found In:Advanced FuelsKLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The biofuel will be produced by the local biofuel refinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Tesoro to acquire Virent

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Sept. 6, Tesoro Corp. announced an agreement under which it will acquire Virent Inc. and become the company’s new strategic owner. Virent said the acquisition will support the scale-up and commercialization of its BioForming technology. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsIneos Bio has announced its intent to sell its ethanol business, including the Ineos New Planet BioEnergy demonstration plant in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Ineos Bio USA Research Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Gevo to supply Lufthansa with renewable jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

REG Geismar pays off $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of maturity

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsREG announced the redemption in full of the $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company's 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Greenlane supplies biogas upgrading systems for Quebec facility

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction to supply two Totara biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the city of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Speakers, agenda announced for 2016 Energy Conference

BY Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 2016 Energy Conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa. Last year’s conference attracted energy leaders from 27 states and four countries. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Republic Service to add at least 2 landfill gas projects per year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. has released a sustainability report covering the 2015 fiscal year. Increased use and production of renewable energy resources are among the various topics discussed within the report. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

BY Bio Base Europe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. READ MORE