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Canadian government funds new biomass research cluster

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $7 million in a new biomass research cluster. An additional $3.1 million is contributions is expected from industry, bringing the total investment to $10.1 million. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

DOE announces $66 million for research on plants, microbes

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOE has announced a plan to provide $66 million for new genomics-based research on plants and microbes. The $30 million plant initiative aims to expanding knowledge of gene function in plants to be grown for bioenergy and bioproducts READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Erickson to leave BIO after 19 years, open consulting company

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced that after 19 years leading the Industrial and Environmental Section, Executive Vice President Brent Erickson will step down from the organization in March 2019 to begin new business ventures. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

Braskem, Haldor Topsoe commission biobased MEG demonstration unit

BY Braskem Found In:ChemicalsBraskem and Haldor Topsoe have announced the commissioning of a demonstration unit in Denmark that converts sugar to monoethyleneglycol (MEG), which can be used as a raw material for the production of PET. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s nomination to head the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted 11 to 10 to advance the nomination of Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to fill the post of administrator of the agency. The full Senate will now consider his nomination. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

DuPont Industrial Biosciences breaks ground on EMEA headquarters

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDuPont Industrial Biosciences officially broke ground Jan. 24 on its new site at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The building will serve as the new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters for the company. READ MORE

January 31, 2019

EU’s Joint Research Centre publishes report on biobased chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe European Commission’s Joint Research Centre published a report in January that details the potential of biobased chemicals in European Union markets and predicts production will grow by approximately 3.6 percent annually from 2018 to 2025. READ MORE

January 31, 2019

New biosensor highlights best biofuel-producing microbes

BY Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new study led by Vatsan Raman, an assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, unveils a biosensor that may light the way to the best microbial candidates for biofuel production. READ MORE