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The Justice League of Pyromaniax
March 14, 2017 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The High Lords of Pyrolysis travel under the unlikely cover identities of “George Huber” and “Robert Brown” — but we know them in their true superhero identities of “The Catalyst” …

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects
November 15, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!
November 6, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand
October 18, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Jet Fuel May Be Grown on Iconic Aussie Gum Trees
September 22, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(Australian National University)  Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.

Dr Carsten Kulheim from The Australian National University (ANU), a lead researcher in an …

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources
July 26, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. …

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview
June 29, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager of the Bioenergy Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tim Rials, Director …

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy
March 4, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Patricia McDaniels (University of Tennessee)  A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path toward low-cost, high-quality biomass and …

Hydrolysis of Woody Biomass by a Biomass-Derived Reusable Heterogeneous Catalyst
November 11, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kaiki, Abhijit Shrotri, Kota Techikawara and Atsushi Fukuoka (Chemical Science)    Biomass is the sole carbon-based renewable resource for sustaining the chemical and fuel demands of our future. Lignocellulose, the primary …

Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems Posts Annual Meeting Presentations and Posters
August 31, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The meeting presentations are now available for download on the IBSS website:

IBSS 2015 Annual Meeting Presentations

IBSS 2015 Annual Meeting Posters

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Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude
August 5, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  A rapid-growing tree, many researchers think poplar is missing its calling as a high-quality cellulosic bioenergy feedstock. — As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen …

New Holland Agriculture Expands Offerings for Biomass Harvest and Handling
August 3, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Extension.org)  Renewable energy production options are growing thanks to expanded farm equipment capabilities for harvesting biofuel feedstocks like shrub willow. — Harvesting is the single most expensive operation in the production of shrub willow biomass, accounting …

The Race to Meet Carbon-Neutral Biofuel Targets Could Put Human Health and Food Crop Production at rRisk unless It Is Carefully Planned, According to New Research.
July 29, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  A new study, led by Professor Nick Hewitt of Lancaster University, examined changes in ground level ozone in response to projected land use change associated with future biofuel cultivation.

Publishing in the journal Environmental …

Environmental Life Cycle Impacts of Cellulosic Ethanol in the Southern U.S. Produced from Loblolly Pine, Eucalyptus, Unmanaged Hardwoods, Forest Residues, and Switchgrass Using a Thermochemical Conversion Pathway
June 26, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jesse Daystar, Carter Reeb, Ronalds Gonzalez, Richard Venditti, Stephen S. Kelley  (Science Direct) Highlights
•Cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of biofuels from five major feedstocks in the Southern U.S.
•Thermochemical conversion pathway studied for ethanol production
•Global warming impacts, eutrophication, acidification, …

Driving Sustainable Agriculture through Improved Qualities in Eucalyptus and Poplar Trees
April 21, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Intreson/PR NewsWire)    Intrexon and FuturaGene Collaborate to Develop Unique Attributes and Agronomic Properties in Significant Plant Species

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano …

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA
February 25, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama.by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass ‘Waste’ into Lucrative Chemical Products
December 30, 2014 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Purdue News)  A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and …

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass ‘Waste’ into Lucrative Chemical Products
December 22, 2014 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth K. Gardner (Purdue University) A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel …

Not Just Koala Chow: Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree Revealed
August 6, 2014 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Will Dunham (Reuters) Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for Australia’s koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.

An international team of researchers this week unveiled the genetic blueprint of …

Not Just Koala Chow: Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree Revealed
June 17, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Will Dunham (Reuters)  Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for Australia’s koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.

It is native to Australia but has become the world’s most …

BIOFUELS – Eucalyptus Gold
June 9, 2014 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  By optimizing the production of terpene in eucalyptus plants, researchers hope to reduce this organic compound’s volatility and ultimately increase energy yields per plant. Terpene, a hydrocarbon, can be converted in …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.

…To bring you up to …

UF/IFAS Researchers Target Eucalyptus as Source of Fuel for Biomass Production
May 7, 2014 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida)  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

Joe Sagues, director …

GeoSynFuels Purchases, Retrofits Idle Demonstration Plant
April 16, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Golden, Colo.-based GeoSynFuels LLC has acquired the cellulosic demonstration facility formerly owned and operated by Blue Sugars Corp., the parent company of Western Biomass Energy LLC. GSF plans to retrofit …

Leaf Energy Announces Preliminary Results of Pilot-Scale Trial
February 11, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Australia-based Leaf Energy Ltd. recently announced it has received a preliminary report from Andritz AG outlining the results of a pilot-scale trial of Leaf Energy’s Glycell Process, a glycerol …

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast
October 25, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go.

Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS), …

Alaska Airlines Will Purchase Biofuel from Hawaii Firm
October 16, 2013 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Shane Nelson (TravelWeekly)  Although production won’t begin for some time, Alaska Airlines has signed an agreement to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft from Honolulu-based Hawaii BioEnergy.

The two companies agreed on terms earlier this …

What Happened to Biofuels?
September 6, 2013 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(The Economist) Energy technology: Making large amounts of fuel from organic matter has proved to be more difficult and costly than expected

…As well as being available to countries without tar sands, shale fields or gushers, biofuels …

Beta Renewables Sees 2015 as Boom Year for Cellulosic Biofuels
March 5, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  * U.S. cellulosic biofuel goals not reached

* Beta sees industry stepping up output by 2015

* New players could emerge from eastern Europe

Biofuels made from wood waste and sugarcane have languished well …

Flying the Aussie BioSkies
February 27, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of biofuels there is no sector as active as military and aviation biofuels in terms of willing customers. At the Low Carbon Fuel Conference, held over …

Arcadia Biosciences and FuturaGene Enter Agreement to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient and Water Use Efficient Eucalyptus and Poplar
February 8, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Arcadia Biosciences)  New Tree Crops To Increase Productivity While Preserving Natural Resources and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human …

Biofuels Blend Right In
February 1, 2013 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk.com)  A collaborative study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a bioenergy research center led by Berkeley Lab, and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has shown that an ionic liquid …

Clemson, ArborGen Combine for Biofuel Research
December 21, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The State)  Clemson University researchers are joining with a commercial forestry company to try to figure out what variety of poplars are best to make biofuels.

ArborGen planted four species of poplars last year at …

State Incentives for Alternative-Fuel Projects Linked to Success and Failure
December 17, 2012 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Ayres  (Clarion Ledger)  Mississippi alternative-energy development projects that have received more than $400 million in state backing through loans, grants and other incentives in recent years have seen widely varying degrees of success.

KiOR, a …

FuturaGene and EMBRAPA Sign an Umbrella Cooperation Framework Agreement
November 30, 2012 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(FuturaGene)  FuturaGene, a world leader in the enhancement of yield and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, biopower and biofuel markets, is pleased to announce the signing of a Cooperation Framework Agreement with EMBRAPA, …

Ensyn: Biofuels’ Big, Fast Cracker, in Pictures
November 19, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn – moving rapidly towards scale as a transport fuel technology after decades in smaller, high-value markets.  What does Ensyn’s signature RTP technology, that’s making such a splash, look like?

…Ensyn …

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World’s Energy Needs
November 16, 2012 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Israeli biotech firm says its modified eucalyptus trees can displace the fossil fuel industry

It’s a timber company’s dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus …

Researchers Win Grant to Assess Impact of Bioenergy Projects
September 13, 2012 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A team of researchers will spend the next five years assessing the social, economic and ecological impacts of bioenergy projects happening in Michigan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Led by …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: Biomass without Borders: Lessons from International Ventures
August 15, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

By Liliana Diaz (Navigant Consulting) Opening with the report on repeated failure of a biomass based Idaho power company’s ability to meet delivery deadlines because of the non-reliable source of fuel, Diaz effectively made her …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.

…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

Mallee Harvester Reaches Milestones
May 29, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(Stock Journal)  The prototype mallee harvester developed by Biosystems Engineering and Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has exceeded expectations in the final stages of its development.

During trials near Casino in New South Wales, …

To Strive, To Seek, to Find, and Max Out Yields
March 22, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield unlocks value, and especially feedstock yield. What’s the latest? What feedstocks are reporting yields that could support 1000+ gallons per acre for terrestrial crops?

…Yield from the acre, yield from …

Short Rotation Eucalypt Plantations for Energy in Brazil
January 31, 2012 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Brazil has over 4 million hectares of eucalypt plantations. Within that estate some plantations are dedicated to the production of charcoal while in some areas multiple land use includes forestry and agricultural production. …

Biodiesel Push for SA Forestry Region
December 9, 2011 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Littlely  (Adelaide Now)  TREES and forestry waste from the Green Triangle in the South-East could soon be fuelling heavy transport.

A German consortium is understood to be interested in investing in a $200 million …

As Government Talks Strike Out, Business Steps up to Bat
December 9, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  This week, while the world’s biofuel producers were busy ramping up production towards the 54.1 billion gallon global capacity predicted by 2015, the people who regulate biofuels and make …

FuturaGene Opens R&D Centre in China
December 8, 2011 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  FuturaGene, a woody crop plantation company for the bioenergy and biofuel markets, has opened a new biotech R&D centre in China.

Although Futuragene has been working in China through partnerships with universities and research …

FuturaGene Gets US$1.2m for Bioenergy Research in Brazil
December 2, 2011 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Kari Williamson  (Renewable Energy Focus)  FuturaGene has received a US$2.1 million grant from the Brazilian Government to advance its bioenergy technology development programme in Brazil.

The grant obtained by FuturaGene’s parent company, Suzano Papel e …

AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd.: Update on Acquisition of Plantations
November 28, 2011 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(AMG/MarketWire)  AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ABG), a Canadian publicly traded company, wishes to provide an update on the progress of its acquisition of a 133 hectare jatropha plantation and a 201 …

Boeing and Hawai’i BioEnergy to Work on Renewable Biofuel for Aviation
November 11, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(Boeing/PR NewsWire/Yahoo!)  Collaborative efforts to focus on regionally produced, sustainable fuel options

Boeing  today announced a collaborative agreement to work with Hawai’i BioEnergy on renewable energy sources for creating aviation fuel. Announced on the eve of …

FuturaGene and GXAS Collaborate for Sustainable Biofuel Production
October 12, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  FuturaGene, a company dedicated to enhancing the yield and sustainability of woody crops for biofuels and biopower, and Guangxi Academy of Sciences (GXAS) have entered into a development agreement.

Under the agreement, FuturaGene and …

UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15 Million USDA Grant
September 30, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  Center to coordinate woody biomass production and utilization studies

The Center for Renewable Carbon, a program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been named by the USDA as a recipient …

How To Choose What To Plant For Biofuel
September 16, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

By: Sarah Zielinski  (Smithsonian Magazine)   If one of the goals of growing plants for biofuel is to be kinder to the environment than you are by extracting oil from the earth, you wouldn’t want to plant anything …

Memo to Microalgae, Frankencritters and Biovarmints: Aloha Means I Love You
September 16, 2011 – 7:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hawaii goes all in on microalgae to provide fuel, food, fiber and power to grow its energy-starved Mid-Pacific economy and fit its environmental values

…Hawaii has no fossil fuel resources of …

AMG Bioenergy Launches Jatropha, Eucalytpus Venture in China
September 10, 2011 – 10:11 am | No Comment

(StreetInsider.com/AMG Bioenergy)  AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd., … a Canadian publicly traded company, announces that it has incorporated AMG Bioenergy Plantations Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary corporation incorporated under the laws of the People’s …

Dynamotive Announces that GE Joined Consortium Established to Develop Australian Biofuel
September 6, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Dynamotive)  GE today (September 1, 12011) announced that it has joined Virgin Australia and a consortium of other partners to research and develop commercial biofuel for the aviation industry. The consortium will focus on pyrolytic conversion …

Virgin Australia Partners to Develop Unique Australian Bio-Fuel
July 7, 2011 – 6:27 am | No Comment

(Virgin Australia)  Virgin Australia today announced that it has partnered with Renewable Oil Corporation (ROC), Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (DYMTF) and Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre (FFI CRC) to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel that also has …

Eucalyptus Tree Genome Deciphered
May 20, 2011 – 6:55 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  Key to new possibilities for renewable bioproducts

The key to the survival of forestry in South Africa as well as many new possibilities for renewable bioproducts like biofuels and biopolymers may now be available with …

Crops to Be Turned into Fuel on Big Island
January 7, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Mark Niesse  (AP/Washington Examiner)  Crops grown on Hawaii’s Big Island will be converted into liquid fuel as part of a deal announced Thursday between Hawaiian Electric Co. and renewable energy company Aina Koa Pono.

The …

AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd Signs Letter of Intent With China Zhejiang Biodiesel Co, Ltd (“CZBC”)
November 21, 2010 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal/Marketwire)  AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd. (The Company) announced that it has just signed a Letter of Intent with China Zhejiang Biodiesel Co, Ltd (“CZBC”) to acquire the Eucalyptus and Jatropha Plantation assets that CZBC …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock
October 27, 2010 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Barbara Wells (President and Chief Executive Officer, Arborgen)  Arborgen is an industry leader in tree production and  improvement, and is well situated in the market to meet the heightened demand for woody biomass to …

REVIVAL! Hawai’i Bi-O Style: Elite Squad of Scientists Aim to Boost Hawaii via Bioenergy
October 26, 2010 – 6:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Hawaii is a code word meaning “paradise” not only to sun-starved tourists, but to bioenergy developers. It has all the hallmarks of the “perfect market”.

1. A state that generates no …

Modified Eucalyptus to Transform Forests
February 15, 2010 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Smriti Rao (CBS)  Now that many U.S. farmers have grown used to genetically modified (GM) soy and corn, the controversy surrounding GM crops may shift over to GM eucalyptus-a fast-growing Australian tree that, in …