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DOE announces biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

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Australia funds pilot-scale biomass pyrolysis project

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $5.2 million funding for Renergi to design and construct an innovative pilot scale biofuel production facility Perth. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Byogy Renewables, Gen 2 Energy enter partnership agreement

BY Byogy Renewables Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsByogy Renewables, a biofuels producer based in San Jose, California, has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production process. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Comet Biorefining secures funding led by Sofinnova Partners

BY Comet Biorefining Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsComet Biorefining Inc. announces the closing of a funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Comet will use the proceeds to complete the design of its commercial facility, expand the team and continue to develop commercial partnerships. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Novel pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more

BY University of California, Riverside Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Maverick Synfuels announces Maverick Oasis product line

BY Maverick Synfuels Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsMaverick Synfuels has announced the availability of the Maverick Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant product line. These plants convert biogas from sources such as anaerobic digesters and landfills into higher value methanol. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

Merrick designs, commissions pilot algae project

BY Merrick & Co. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMerrick & Co. was engaged by Genifuel Corp. to provide the design and commissioning of a hydrothermal processing pilot system for Reliance Industries Ltd. Merrick was responsible for the design of the facility. READ MORE

February 26, 2015

New catalyst to create chemical building blocks from biomass

BY University of Tokyo Found In:ChemicalsUniversity of Tokyo researchers have developed a novel selective catalyst that allows the creation of several basic chemicals from biomass instead of petroleum. This discovery may lead to the use of biomass as a feedstock for the chemical industry. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Amyris: 2014 was a transformative year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmyris Inc. has released financial results for 2014. During an investor call, John Melo, president and CEO of the company, called 2014 a transformative year for Amyris, noting the company manufactured two breakthrough molecules at industrial scale. READ MORE