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Biofuels: Could Agave, Hemp and Saltbush Be the Fuels of the Future?
May 10, 2017 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Dyani Lewis (The Guardian)  Oilier plants, new processing technologies and multipurpose crops could put the biofuel industry back in the race for greener transport fuels.  —  Biofuels have long been touted as a carbon-neutral …

Mexico Tequila Maker Has a Shot at Turning Agave Waste into Fuel
March 2, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment

by Sophie Hares (Reuters)  One of Mexico’s most famous tequila companies, Herradura, hopes to turn into fuel the thousands of tonnes of waste it generates each year from the spiky blue agave plants used to …

ORNL Researchers Work to Develop Drought-Resistant Crops
January 6, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Bevin Fletcher (Bioscience Technology)  Some semi-arid plants use a specific type of photosynthesis known as crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM, to conserve water and flourish in semi-arid climates.  Now scientists at the Department of …

Advance Australia Air: Byogy Steps up in Australia in Drive for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels
July 5, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Australia comes the news that the country’s former Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, is now the chairman of the advisory board for Byogy Renewables, the California-based alcohol-to-jet …

What Price Feedstock?
May 4, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for advanced feedstocks — based on reaching that 200 million ton scale.

Let’s look at the responses, …

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy
January 4, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

Tequila Plant Could also Make Biofuel
October 7, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(The Advertiser/AAP)  A plant used to make tequila could be good for something other than a hangover, University of Adelaide research shows.  Agave produces large amounts of sugar that can be fermented into bioethanol, Associate …

Look, up in the Sky! The Best of the Aviation Biofuels Slides from ABLC 2015
March 30, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best.  At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton …

Byogy Renewables and GEN 2 Energy Advance Value Chain to Produce Biofuels Competitive With Today’s Oil Price
February 26, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Byogy/PR Newswire) Byogy 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 …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

8 Trends Driving Aviation Biofuels Today
August 7, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris.

Which is an excellent …

Tequila Sunrise: Byogy, AusAgave Sign Pact to Advance Agave as Aviation Biofuels Feedstock
June 17, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been known as a source of fiber, and tequila. But exotically high per acre yields and sugar content, and adaptability for low-water and marginal land prompt a key hook-up between …

Byogy Renewables Strengthens Competitiveness by Investing in Supply Chain
June 12, 2014 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(Byogy Renewables/Nassau News Live) Continuing its commitment to deliver price competitive, 100% replacement biofuels and chemicals, Byogy Renewables Inc. has invested in a strategic partnership with AusAgave Australia, as part of the upstream integration of …

Researchers Find Potential to Grow Biofuel Feedstock on PV Farms
June 2, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Ker Than( Stanford University/Biomass Magazine) Growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to …

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May 7, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(University of Liverpool)  … Agave sisalana is aproposed biofuel plant that can be grown in semi-arid conditions unsuited to food crops.

This plant is already grown for fibre in countries like Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. Sisal fibre has …

Agave Trial Crops Could Be Expanded in the Burdekin
May 5, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Andy Toulson (ABC Rural) A strange spiky new crop might start popping up around north Queensland soon, if current trials in the Burdekin continue to amaze researchers.

Several hectares of the exotic plant agave were planted at …

Researchers Find Potential to Grow Biofuel Feedstock on PV Farms
April 14, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ker Than (Stanford University/Biomass Magazine)  rowing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought & Other Harsh Conditions
April 19, 2013 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston  (Bioenergy Connection)  … If you drove around certain parts of the Midwest this summer, you might have seen patches of energy grass or tall, green sorghum flourishing amid the ruined corn and soybeans. …

Tobacco, Alcohol And … Seaweed? Three Innovative Methods For Producing Biofuels
June 14, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Max Frankel (ThinkProgress)   …But in the world of science, researchers around the world are working on some very innovative ways to produce gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from more sustainable feedstocks.

Here’s a look …

Biofuel from Tequila By-Products
August 1, 2011 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by John Farrell (Forbes)  …A prime example: biofuels from the by-products of tequila production. In particular, the tough, fibrous leaves of the blue agave plant.

A recent paper Valenzuela published in the February issue of the …

Mexican Biofuels Seen Meeting 3% Blending Target In 2012
May 3, 2011 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Ivan Castano  (Renewable Energy World)  “I think it can be done,” says Raul Felix, climate change and renewable energy practice coordinator at Baker & McKenzie in Mexico City. “However, Pemex is going to have to pay …

Vinod Khosla on Biofuel Feedstocks
February 6, 2011 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Vinod Khosla  (GreenTechMedia)  Imagination is in shortest supply when it comes to agronomic econometrics that extrapolate the past instead of inventing a new future.

Part II:  Feedstock. Feedstock cost, environmental impact and even its politics …

Agave Seen as Excellent Biofuel Source
February 2, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(UPI.com)  Agave, cultivated for alcoholic beverages and for fiber, could be used as a sustainable biofuel feedstock, U.S. researchers say.

Scientists at the University of Illinois have found the yields of two Agave species greatly exceeded …