Advanced Biofuels

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

March 26, 2015

EPA rule allows timely release of cellulosic waiver credit prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has introduced rulemaking that aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWC). The rule would also allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

BY Air Liquide Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsConducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Gevo licenses isobutanol technology to Praj

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Praj Industries Ltd. to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Report provides insight on UK bioenergy future

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

API, AFPM sue EPA over RFS delays

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against the U.S. EPA regarding delays in finalizing 2014 and 2015 renewable fuel standards. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

BY University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOne of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers. Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Propel launches rollout of high-performance renewable diesel

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Advanced FuelsPropel Fuels has launched high performance renewable diesel at its locations across northern California. The fuel uses Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Scientists harness enzymes to break down tough cell walls

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Toronto Bioproducts Research Lab studying ways to isolate components of plant cell walls so they can be used to create renewable fuels, high-value chemicals, and novel bio-based materials. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Progressive Waste Solutions opens renewable natural gas facility

BY Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsProgressive Waste Solutions Ltd. recently celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The facility is located in Terrebonne, Quebec, near Montreal. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Dragonair to fuel flight with biofuel blend

BY Dragonair Found In:Advanced FuelsDragonair has announced that it will operate its first-ever commercial flight using a certified sustainable biofuel blend in March, highlighting its commitment, and the commitment of the Cathay Pacific Group as a whole, to sustainable development. READ MORE