Biobased Chemical

February 12, 2016

Synthetic biopathway turns ag waste into ‘green’ products

BY University of Minnesota Found In:ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Iowa State engineers develop technology to create renewable nylon

BY Iowa State University Found In:ChemicalsEngineers at Iowa State University have found a way to combine a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

DOE: $11.3 million available for flexible biomass fuel technology

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Energy Department recently announced up to $11.3 million in funding to develop flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can be modified to produce advanced fuels and/or products based on external factors. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Deinove confirms its carotenoids commercialization potential

BY Deinove Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDeinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces major progress in its carotenoids project. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

Details announced for industry tour at 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced the agenda for the industry tour taking place April 14 at the ninth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo . This tour will provide an in-depth look at the biogas industry in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

NREL discovery could lead to cheaper cellulosic fuels

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the BioEnergy Science Center say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Researchers ‘explode’ sugar beet cells for faster fermentation

BY Wageningen University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a technology that explodes cell walls to create faster and cheaper fermentation. The process uses Betaprocess technology in which vacuum extrusion is used to explode cell walls. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

Ensyn receives key regulatory approvals from CARB

BY Ensyn Corp. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnsyn Corp. has been granted key regulatory approvals by California’s Air Resources Board related to the application of its Renewable Fuel Oil as a renewable feedstock for refineries in California for the production of renewable gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

BY DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy. READ MORE