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Opinion: Hurry Up and Wait

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOD is the single largest user of energy in the world, spending nearly $20 billion annually on heat, power and liquid fuels. READ MORE

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Virent, PlantPET Technology Collaborative announce agreement

BY Virent Inc. Found In:ChemicalsVirent Inc. and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative recently announced that the parties have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an option on preferred access to Virent's 100 percent plant-based BioFormPX. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

JBEI researchers boost biogasoline production in microbes

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers win funding for miscanthus, sorghum research

BY University of Illinois Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTwo University of Illinois crop sciences researchers interested in improving plant feedstocks for bioenergy production were selected to receive funding from the USDA and U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers transform toxic waste into green energy

BY Concordia University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsHow can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia doctoral candidate in biology, the answer lies in synthetic biology. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

In Depth: Advanced Biofuels’ Beltway Crusader

BY Tim PortzFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMike McAdams discusses work on Capitol Hill, founding of the Advanced Biofuels Association and the importance of engaging in the ongoing public debate about renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Novozymes announces increased bioenergy sales in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNovozymes recently released third quarter financial results, reporting a 9 percent organic sales growth for the quarter. During the first nine months of the year, sales grew organically by 8 percent. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

In Depth: Toughing Out Turbulence

BY Anna SimetFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA concentrated group of serious industry players committed to the advanced biofuel and chemical industry gathered downtown Minneapolis in mid-October, for an intimate discussion of policy issues, progress, new technologies and the industry’s outlook. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Lygos Inc. receives two grants for microbial technology projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ChemicalsLygos Inc., a company that evolved from the U.S. DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute, recently received two grants from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research program. READ MORE