Advanced Biofuels

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Clean Energy, BP to expand RNG supply agreement

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP p.l.c. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have announced an agreement that will secure an increased supply of RNG for Clean Energy through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure as more fleets are requesting the clean fuel. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Neste, Air BP collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste and Air BP have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Stora Enso, Gasum to build biogas plant in Sweden

BY Stora Enso Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsStora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Dürr buys industrial environmental technology business of B&W

BY Dürr Found In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsDürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNorway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. On Oct. 4, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment announced it will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond

BY American Society of Plant Biologists Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers are working to understand how the stem juiciness trait evolved in sorghum. Understanding the underlying gene could could help breeders fine-tune this trait in sorghum and other important crops. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

IEA forecasts growth in bioenergy production through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn its latest market forecast, the International Energy Agency predicts modern bioenergy will represent the biggest growth in renewable energy sources between 2018 and 2023, with bioenergy in the power sector alone increasing by 37 gigawatts (GW). READ MORE

October 08, 2018

New Hampshire delegation asks EPA to include biomass power in RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew Hampshire’s congressional delegation is speaking out to urge the U.S. EPA to move forward with a proposed rule that would allow renewable electricity made from biomass that is used to fuel vehicles to quality for the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

University of Michigan wins grant to perfect algae as diesel fuel

BY University of Michigan Found In:Advanced FuelsWith $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Michigan researchers aim to make the long-touted promise of algae as a biofuel source for diesel engines into a reality. READ MORE

October 05, 2018

BPA webinar to address renewable electricity under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsThe Biomass Power Association and Greenberg Traurig have announced plans to co-host a webinar that focuses on the role of renewable electricity under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The webinar is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET on Oct. 10. READ MORE

October 05, 2018

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council launches RIN management service

BY NATSO Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNATSO Inc. and the Alternative Fuels Council recently launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the RFS program and manage their RINs. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

PNNL, Lanzatech team to make new jet fuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsCarbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel powered a commercial flight for the first time Oct. 2. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 ushered in a new era for low-carbon aviation. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

EPA: 31.29 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that 1.75 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 31.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Fulcrum enters strategic partnership with group led by Marubeni

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsFulcrum BioEnergy Inc. recently announced the closing of a strategic partnership with a consortium led by Marubeni Corp. that includes a project development agreement, project license agreement, jet fuel offtake agreement and equity investment. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

CARB votes to approve several changes to LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 27, the California Air Resources Board approved several amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, including one that sets a new carbon intensity target for fuel sold within the state. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Researchers to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust

BY UMass Lowell Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Maine and Florida-based Mainstream Engineering Corp. to develop renewable fuel additives made from woody biomass. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

BP, Johnston Matthey license technology to Fulcrom BioEnergy

BY BP Found In:Advanced FuelsBP and Johnson Matthey have signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support Fulcrum’s drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Researchers find value in lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAn ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A significant challenge in realizing this vision is what to do with lignin. Researchers are currently working to solve that problem. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Versalis buys Biochemtex, Beta Renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsItalian oil and gas company Eni has announced Versalis, its chemical subsidiary, has purchased a group of green businesses owned by the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Australian company to convert sawmill residue into biofuel

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Advanced FuelsNew South Wales, Australia, could become home to a biorefinery that turns sawmill residues into renewable diesel and renewable bitumen. The Australian government is providing Boral Timber with $500,000 to support the project. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

California governor signs RNG procurement bill into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 23, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1440, which authorizes a state procurement program for renewable natural gas (RNG). SB 1440 was the second piece of RNG legislation signed by Brown in late September. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Advanced FuelsA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

California governor signs bill to aid RNG pipeline integration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 20, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to facilitate pipeline integration of renewable natural gas (RNG). The bill was supported by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

Harnessing algae and fungi to create new biofuel system

BY Michigan State University Found In:Advanced FuelsMichigan State University scientists developed a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

BY EPFL Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

EPA releases data on small refinery hardship waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released new data on small refinery hardship waivers confirming the agency has, to date, waived volumes equal to approximately 1.46 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) for 2017 and 790 million RINs for 2016. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Airbus delivers aircraft to JetBlue using biojet blend

BY Airbus Found In:Advanced FuelsAirbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. is delivering its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue departed Mobile on Sept. 20 with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Enerkem commits to taking action on ocean plastics waste

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 20 at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter. READ MORE