Advanced Biofuels

September 29, 2015

Rutgers report assesses New Jersey bioenergy potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could be recovered and used to generate power, heat or vehicle fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Bringing Advanced Biofuels to Omaha

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA month from today, most of our staff will have arrived in Omaha to make last-minute preparations for the National Advanced Biofuel Conference & Expo, an event that I always look forward to. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO

BY BASF Found In:Advanced FuelsBASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

BY UPM Biofuels Found In:Advanced FuelsFinnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Gevo reports post-Butamax settlement operation, financial targets

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. has announced key initiatives and targets for 2016 following the settlement with Butamax in August. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Alfred State receives $1 million for biorefinery center

BY Alfred State Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Sen. Catharine Young announced that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act on Sept. 18 to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGlobal biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Opinion: The Little Algae That Could

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuelshis summer, the Algae Biomass Organization achieved its most important legislative priority: the approval by the U.S. EPA carbon capture and utilization (CCU) for power plants seeking to meet emissions reduction goals. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Vertimass, Technip to work together to scale up ORNL technology

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsVertimass LLC announced the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

PhyCO2, MSU develop algae tech to capture power plant CO2

BY PhyCO2 Found In:Power, Advanced FuelsMichigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers from Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales have developed a way to increase the yield of biodiesel by using simple catalysis to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Advanced biofuel industry: RFS proposal is damaging industry

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced FuelsNearly two dozen top executives from the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry recently sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. EPA’s RFS volume requirement proposal, four of whom spoke during a Sept. 16 conference call. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with CR&R on California AD project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has received a contract to provide engineering services to CR&R Waste & Recycling for their biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Perris, California. Greenlane will detail a design solution to meet Rule 30 requirements. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsA drop in soybean oil prices since June has led to a decline in biodiesel prices, reducing the blend margin. Since D4 RIN values are a function of the blend margin and the two generally correlate, RIN prices have fallen too. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

MBI issued biomass pretreatment technology patent

BY Michigan Biotechnology Institute Found In:Advanced FuelsMBI today announced its innovative biomass pretreatment patent has been issued by the USPTO. The granting of this patent represents a major milestone in the development and commercialization of its AFEX technology. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Algenol to distribute ethanol through Protec Fuel

BY Algenol Biotech LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsOffering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Florida, commercial demonstration module. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE

September 11, 2015

Construction underway on British Columbia biomethane project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsEarlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Forest waste-to-RNG technology to be demonstrated in California

BY PLACER COUNTY Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California READ MORE

September 09, 2015

Enerkem raises $150 million for Alberta waste-to-biofuel project

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsEnerkem Inc. has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated the production of biomethanol from nonrecyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

AGQM to start first glycerol round robin test

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsFor the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

UK Department of Transport awards advanced biofuel projects

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Advanced FuelsThe United Kingdom Department of Transport has awarded government funds to Celtic Renewables, Advanced Plasma Power and Nova Pangea to turn waste products into fuel, an example of the U.K.'s commitment to innovative transport technology. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year

BY Michelle Ma, University of Washington Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGroves of poplar trees could one day fuel our vehicles and be the source of chemicals that we use in our daily lives. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

REG's Geismar renewable diesel plant catches fire again

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsRenewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 4 that another fire occurred at its 75 MMgy Geismar, Louisiana-based renewable diesel production complex. The fire began around midnight and it was declared completely extinguished by 4:20 a.m. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Biomass Magazine's Big-Deal Directory

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAround 8,500 copies of Biomass Magazine's industry directory will be mailed out to biomass power plants, pellet plants, attendees of our International Biomass Conference & Expo, and lots of other industry events. READ MORE