Biobased Chemical

February 16, 2018

NREL scientists model methane-eating bacteria

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsA research team including scientists from NREL recently explored the possibilities provided by the natural world by researching how the bacteria Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20ZR uses methane and converts it to valuable product precursors. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Meridian, Genarex partner on bio-additives for plastics

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Found In:ChemicalsMeridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Enerkem raises its largest financing round, adds new investors

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc. has completed a C$280 million ($222.82 million) investment round—its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

U of Calgary scientists produce better fuel from biowaste

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers have found a way to produce a higher quality, more stable fuel from biowaste, such as sewage, that is simpler and cleaner than existing methods. The process simultaneously produces and upgrades bio-oil in one step. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

BIO welcomes new Industrial & Environmental Section members

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced 10 companies recently have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section as new members, including Gevo, Velocys and Virent. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

USDA, DOE to fund biomass genomics research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have opened a funding opportunity that aims to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstock for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Cool Planet announces patent for enhanced biochar

BY Cool Planet Found In:ChemicalsCool Planet has announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9809502 for enhanced biochar. The patent provides intellectual property protection in the U.S. for biochar products created using the company’s Engineered Biocarbon technology. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

Enerkem, Sinobioway sign agreement to build facilities in China

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc. has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem. As part of the agreement, the two companies plan to form a joint venture to develop more than 100 facilities in China. READ MORE