Advanced Biofuels

April 14, 2015

Cascades invests in biorefinery project at Cabano plant

BY Cascades Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCascades Inc. has announced an investment in a new technology at its Norampac - Cabano facility. This innovative new process is used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Portland treatment plant to produce renewable natural gas

BY City of Portland Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Portland City Council has approved a contract for final design of a facility at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant to convert biogas into compressed natural gas vehicle fuel. Biogas is a byproduct of solids treatment. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Wood biorefinery equipment on the auction block April 14

BY Holly JessenFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEquipment from a project to produce cellulosic ethanol at a pulp and paper mill is available for purchase in an online auction. Included in the auction is equipment from late model lab assets and a 2009-2012 biomass biorefinery pilot plant. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Opinion: Playing A Global Game

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

EPA to finalize 2014, 2015 and 2016 RFS rules by November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website announcing that the volume requirements for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with the 2017 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel, will be finalized by Nov. 30. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Ceres reports favorable sorghum growth in Brazil in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 9, Ceres Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting growing conditions in Brazil have been generally favorable for its sweet-sorghum collaboration with Raizen across most multi-hybrid field evaluation sites. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

SBP accepts SCS Global Services as applicant certification body

BY SCS Global Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsSCS Global Services, a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that it has been accepted as an applicant certification body for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Deal forged on Minnesota bioeconomy legislation

BY Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiobased industry, agriculture, and environmental interests recently reached agreement on legislation in Minnesota that would create production-based incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels and biomass thermal energy. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

I Say Climate Change, You Say Climate Cycle

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiologue discusses an op-ed regarding climate change partisanship by N.D. meteorologist John Wheeler. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Iowa leadership to lead trade missions to South Korea, Brazil

BY Gov. Terry E. Branstad's Office Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced that they will lead trade missions to South Korea and Brazil respectively. Both trips are aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Landfill Methane Outreach Program updates data, announces awards

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLast month, U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program released updated data, and recognized LMOP partners for landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) achievements. As of March, 645 unique projects were reported, and 440 candidate landfills were identified. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Virginia Tech researchers convert corn stover to hydrogen

BY Virginia Tech Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Algenol to participate in business development mission to China

BY Algenol Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlgenol is joining U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a business development mission to China. GE, Southern Co., Honeywell, Praxair, Alcoa, and Lockheed Martin also traveling with the group. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

Rice University: Algae from wastewater solves 2 problems

BY Rice University Found In:Advanced FuelsRice University scientists have found they can easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae using municipal wastewater, while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorous from the wastewater. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Report highlights corn ethanol’s role in cellulosic development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThird Way has released a report highlighting the connection between first- and second-generation ethanol and the need for continued implementation of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Ceres accelerates sugarcane trait development

BY Ceres Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCeres Inc. recently announced that its biotech sugarcane traits have been advanced to the next stage of testing ahead of schedule due to positive data from initial field evaluations under tropical conditions in Latin America. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Opinion: Today's Uncertainties No Match For Tomorrow's Promise

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced FuelsAlgae Biomass Organization's Matt Carr discusses the algae industry's confidence in its ability to producie biofuel that is price-competitive with oil. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Scania and Swedfund invest in Indian biogas

BY Scania Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsScania and the development financier of the Swedish state Swedfund are establishing a partnership to develop the production of biogas as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur, which is located in the state of Maharashtra. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

PureVision to scale up biorefining technology at ZeaChem site

BY PureVision Technology Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPureVision Technology Inc., a Colorado-based biorefinery developer, recently announced that it will scale up its biorefining technology at an industrial site in Boardman, Oregon, owned by ZeaChem Inc. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels, fertilizer

BY American Chemical Society Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWater-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists recently reported that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

ISU agronomist weighs impacts of corn residue removal

BY Iowa State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFarmers who are considering selling corn residue from their fields to produce cellulosic ethanol first should weigh a range of site-specific factors to their operations, according to new research from an Iowa State University agronomist. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Reviewing the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe eighth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is just a few short weeks away, and Biomass Magazine/BBI International have been busy putting the final pieces of the puzzle in place. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

In Depth: Riding it Out

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Advanced FuelsGrowth Energy's 6th Annual Leadership Conference made evident that progress over the last year has trumped challenges. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

In Depth: Feedstock Importer, Renewable Diesel Exporter

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste Oil imports feedstock from five continents to process renewable diesel in Singapore, Rotterdam and Finland, then ships its fuel to destination markets in the EU, North America and Asia-Pacific. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

EPA announces plans for cellulosic information collection request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is soliciting public comments on a proposed information collection request it plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget regarding cellulosic volume projections and efficient producer reporting. Comments are due May 26. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

BETO deputy director publishes commentary on algae development

BY U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy Technologies Office Deputy Director Valerie Sarisky-Reed's commentary, "Algal Progress Report," was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

New yeast strain to enhance biofuel, biochemical production

BY The University of Texas at Austin Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

CRI licenses IH2 technology to forest products company

BY CRI Catalyst Co. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA forest products company headquartered in Europe has entered into an FEL-1 license agreement with CRI Catalyst Co. for its IH2 technology, which is a thermal catalytic process that produces liquid fuels from forest biomass and other resources. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.25 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.93 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant. READ MORE