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Iowa State, Chevron advance biofuel technology with pilot plant

BY Iowa State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new pilot plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. University engineers are using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

USDA ARS: Tapping sorghum's genetic potential

BY Dennis O'Brien, USDA Agricultural Research Service Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA USDA Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEnerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based in Canada, is pleased to announce that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards by the Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Cooper Tire reports progress in developing guayule polymer

BY Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Found In:ChemicalsCooper Tire & Rubber Co. recently announced that its scientists have reached a key milestone toward the goal of producing, by mid-2017, a concept tire in which all of the natural and synthetic rubber is replaced by guayule-based polymers. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

BY Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

Lux: Biobased materials, chemicals offer performance advantages

BY Lux Research Found In:ChemicalsDespite a checkered past, biobased materials and chemicals (BBMC) today offer a clear value proposition when compared with their petro-based counterparts, but smart business execution is critical to eventual success, according to Lux Research. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s Bioforming process

BY Virent Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVirent recently announced that it has established a strategic consortium with Tesoro, Toray, Johnson Matthey and The Coca-Cola Co. focused on completing the development and scale-up of Virent’s BioForming technology. READ MORE