Advanced Biofuels

January 08, 2019

Japan Airlines to fuel flights with sustainable aviation fuel

BY Japan Airlines Found In:Advanced FuelsJapan Airlines has announced plans to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. The flights are expected to begin later this month. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Global Bioenergies welcomes increased biofuel mandates in France

BY Global Bioenergies Found In:Advanced FuelsGlobal Bioenergies welcomes the French deputies' vote for the country's 2019 finance bill, which stipulates an increase in the minimum amount of biofuels to be incorporated into motor vehicle fuel. The minimum will reach 8.2 percent in 2020. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

ORNL team uses supercomputer to aid in biofuel production

BY Jonathan Hines, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUsing supercomputers, a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made several fundamental discoveries related to the challenges associated with breaking down biomass. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

EPA: 27.83 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 27.83 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: A Rightful Role in the RFS

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFROM JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE: The electric vehicle market is predicted to soar, and, pending overdue action by the U.S. EPA, biomass power producers are positioned to help meet goals set forth in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

WM discusses LFGTE, RNG projects in 2018 sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste Management recently released its 2018 sustainability report, highlighting its achievements in using landfill gas to generate electricity and produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for use as transportation fuel. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

UC San Diego wins $2M to advance algae-based renewable polymers

BY University of California San Diego Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team of University of California San Diego biologists and chemists has been granted $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop new methods for manufacturing products based on algae. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

EPA: 8 new small refinery waivers filed in past month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the RFS, reporting that seven new waivers for the 2018 compliance year and one new petition for the 2017 compliance year were filed between Nov. 10 and Dec.18. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

ABC: Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard takes step forward

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada has released the Regulatory Design Paper reflecting a year of intensive consultation on the national Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

DOE opens FOA for $37M in new research, development grants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has issued a second funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for fiscal year 2019. READ MORE

December 18, 2018

Progress made on proposed Enerkem facility in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe development of a waste-to-biofuels plant in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area is one step closer to reality with the Metropolitan Council’s recent approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and design deposit agreement with Enerkem Inc. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

EPA sets 2019 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.77

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a notice on its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2019 at $1.77. The price is slightly lower than the CWC price for 2018, which was set at $1.96 in December 2017. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Fulcrum selects Indiana as location for next biofuels plant

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Found In:Advanced FuelsFulcrum BioEnergy announced Dec. 13 that it has selected Gary, Indiana, for the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Anaergia: Construction underway at Rialto Bioenergy Facility

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAnaergia Inc. has announced construction is underway at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility in California. When operational in 2020, the facility is expected to be the largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Shell, World Energy, SkyNRG supply biojet in San Francisco

BY SkyNRG Found In:Advanced FuelsShell, World Energy and SkyNRG have begun to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three airlines at San Francisco Airport following the strategic collaboration announced in May which involved fuel suppliers, airlines, and airport agencies. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biofuel industry defends RFS during House committee hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 11, a house subcommittee held a hearing on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

UMass Lowell-led team gets $1M to develop biobased fuel additives

BY University of Massachusetts Lowell Found In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers led by a UMass Lowell mechanical engineering professor that is working to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust and other wood byproducts. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

NYSERDA offers $16M in funding for anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 4, the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority announced it is making $19 million available to accelerate the use of clean energy technologies on farms. Most of that funding will support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

Report: Biofuels, bioproducts required to meet GHG goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA report released by the Biofuture Platform states that the world’s greenhouse gas reduction goals cannot be met without greater use of biofuels and bioproducts. The report also describes several barriers impeding future progress in the sector. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

A crustacean could hold secret to making wood-based biofuels

BY University of York Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that have evolved eat wood washed into the sea. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

BIO adds 21 companies to Industrial & Environmental Section

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently announced 21 companies have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section over the past year, including Gevo, Velocys, Virent, and Agrisoma Biosciences. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Surplus assets of former Ineos Bio plant to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced FuelsSome of the land and equipment associated with the former Ineos Bio Energy 8 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and associated 6 MW bioenergy plant in Vero Beach, Florida, is being offered for sale via an auction with Maas Companies. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renmatix, Gevo sign joint development agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. and Renmatix have announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFT technology and alcohol to jet process. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

UK government publishes bioeconomy strategy for 2018-2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. BEIS has published a national bioeconomy strategy for 2018 to 2030. The U.K. REA spoke out in support of the strategy, noting it endorses the use of biobased resources as fundamental to U.K. goals for decarbonization and economic growth. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

EPA recognizes biogas projects under PISCES program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn November, the U.S. EPA recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. Biogas projects were among those recognized. READ MORE