Biobased Chemical

July 22, 2016

DOE funds study on biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproducts

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. Much of the study will focus on ways to make plastic materials from lignin. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Bill aims to create tax credits for carbon utilization, storage

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, which aims to spur investment in next-generation carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Opinion: Ancient Biology for Modern Decarbonization

BY Matt Carr Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA wave of innovation in algae and related technologies is bringing profoundly carbon-negative capture and use technologies to the verge of commercial deployment. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to develop agave-based bioplastics

BY Ford Motor Co. Found In:ChemicalsFord Motor Co. is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

ARG invests in Amyris and Cosan joint venture Novvi

BY Amyris Inc. Found In:ChemicalsAmerican Refining Group Inc. has committed to a 33.3 percent equity investment in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Both Amyris and Cosan will continue to hold share ownership stakes in Novvi, together with ARG. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

Canadian, Quebec governments invest $76.5M in bio-oil facility

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe governments of Canada and Quebec announced in July they will provide a combined $76.5 million in funding to AE Cote-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues at its Port-Cartier facility. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

BY University of Georgia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins, creating hybrid sweetgum trees that have a better growth rate and denser wood than natives, and can produce fiber year-round. READ MORE