Biobased Chemical

October 19, 2018

Anellotech announces plans for commercial plant

BY Anellotech Found In:ChemicalsAnellotech announced it has demonstrated commercially viable process economics during multi-month runs at its TCat-8 pilot facility. The company said it will now begin planning for a new commercial plant with partners IFPEN and Axens. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Argonne releases 2018 update to GREET model

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Oct. 10, Argonne National Laboratory’s System Assessment Group released a 2018 update of its GREET Model, which is an analytical tool used to consider the life cycle of various transportation fuels. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Scientists research heat consumption, generation in pyrolysis

BY Tomsk Polytechnic University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond

BY American Society of Plant Biologists Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers are working to understand how the stem juiciness trait evolved in sorghum. Understanding the underlying gene could could help breeders fine-tune this trait in sorghum and other important crops. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Researchers to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust

BY UMass Lowell Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Maine and Florida-based Mainstream Engineering Corp. to develop renewable fuel additives made from woody biomass. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Researchers find value in lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAn ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A significant challenge in realizing this vision is what to do with lignin. Researchers are currently working to solve that problem. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Versalis buys Biochemtex, Beta Renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsItalian oil and gas company Eni has announced Versalis, its chemical subsidiary, has purchased a group of green businesses owned by the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

BioBTX begins operations at Netherlands pilot plant

BY BioBTX B.V. Found In:ChemicalsBioBTX B.V. recently announced the official opening of the pilot plant for the production of sustainable platform chemicals in Groningen, the Netherlands. The company is developing a technology to convert biomass into cornerstone aromatic chemicals. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

BY EPFL Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. READ MORE