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Linde Again Awarded with the Supply of a Syngas & Hydrogen Solution (Hydroprime®) for the Renewable Fuel Industry
August 18, 2017 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Linde)  Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded with the engineering and supply of a modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Linde’s Engineering Division will start the engineering and construction …

You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen via Biomass Pyrolysis Aqueous Phase
August 15, 2017 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways to produce renewable, affordable hydrogen …

Carbon Conversion
August 11, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Whitney Clavin (California Institute of Technology)  A new additive helps researchers more selectively convert CO2 to multicarbon fuels  —  Chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide …

How to Power a Bus on Formic Acid
August 10, 2017 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

( Eindhoven University of Technology)  … Their self-built system comprises an electric bus that is hooked up to a small trailer – which the students have christened ‘REX’ – in which formic acid is converted into …

A Smart, Faster Path to Zero Lifecycle Emission: Advances from the EU in Direct Carbon Capture from Air
August 8, 2017 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  The most scalable solution is liquid fuels that use water, captured CO2 and renewable electricity.

Thinkers have been coming around to the realization that this might be the most sustainable …

Hawaii Building 1st Public Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Station
August 7, 2017 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Cathy Bussewitz (Associated Press/Hawaii Tribune/Herald)  A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted Wednesday for Hawaii’s first public fueling station for hydrogen vehicles, which will enable the state to begin selling cars that only emit water vapor.
Honolulu-based …

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit — January 24-25, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium
August 2, 2017 – 12:56 pm | No Comment
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit   —   January 24-25, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will …

Tiny Element, Big Impact: Hydrogen Power, Amplified
July 31, 2017 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Energy Today/Carnegie Mellon University)  How do you efficiently isolate hydrogen, unlocking its full potential as a primary, mainstream source of energy?  —  The universe consists of a number of elements, the most abundant of which …

St1 to Add Renewable Diesel Production, Continues Ethanol Work
July 19, 2017 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(St1/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  St1 announced it is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in St1 refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the first step in the series of planned investments, …

Energy Department Announces $15.8 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
June 9, 2017 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and …

U.S. Researchers Find Better Way to Split Hydrogen from Water
May 25, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(CleanTech Canada)  In a discovery that could help jump-start the hydrogen economy, a team of physicists at the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can divide water using low-cost materials  —  Hydrogen gas …

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station
May 18, 2017 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Hicks (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Experiments bear repeating, especially when they explode on their way to the International Space Station.
Almost two years ago, on June 28, 2015, the rocket carrying experiments from Chatfield …

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen
May 17, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.

Twelve …

ORNL: Bacterial Boost for Biobased Fuels
May 10, 2017 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen. The …

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles
May 2, 2017 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of …

Toyota Continues To Make Another Big Bet On Hydrogen, Launches Truck Project In California
May 1, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Matt Piotrowski (EnergyFuse.org)  Over the years, Toyota has touted hydrogen as the fuel source for the future, favoring fuel cell vehicles even as many of its competitors went electric. But the company’s ambitions in …

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face Obstacle – Few Fueling Stations
April 20, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Dee-Ann Durbin (Associated Press)  Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads — but only if more stations are built to fuel them.
Honda, Toyota and Hyundai …

The Hydrogen Spring that Became the Year without a Summer
March 30, 2017 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Lux Research in a new report asks “Hyundai, Toyota Lead in Hydrogen Innovation – But Is Anyone Following?” in going pessimistic on the development of the hydrogen economy.
“A …

U.S. Army Is Teaming up with a Davis Startup to Turn Trash into Energy
March 28, 2017 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Cathie Anderson (Sacramento Bee)  … Essentially, the company uses a blast furnace to heat metals, glass, ash and organic solids to a temperature of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the temperatures at the center of …

Preem and Vattenfall Collaborate on Biofuel
March 23, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Vattenfall)  Vattenfall aims to provide climate-smart hydrogen gas to large-scale production of biofuel.
Preem and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement to investigate the potential of using climate-smart hydrogen gas in the large scale production of biofuel …

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume One: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing
February 18, 2017 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(Scrivener Publishing)  The most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all the possible aspects for biofeedstock processing and the production of energy from biofeedstocks.
Audience
Chemical engineers, petroleum engineers, process engineers, students in chemical engineering, biotechnology, petroleum engineering, …

From Waste CO2 to Everyday Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light Technology
January 13, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the technology forward. Liquid Light developed electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant …

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies
December 22, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Department of Energy)  Today (December 21, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrate energy efficient …

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production
December 20, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Kathleen Tuck (Boise State University)  A paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research Center, looks at how Clostridium thermocellum breaks down and converts cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, …

Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s 17 REFUEL Winning Projects
December 19, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It’s about converting renewable power to fuels for storage and back to power again for electric motoring. The Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) program …

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE Invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at Liquid Transportation Fuels & Feedstocks
December 19, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be a sign of the times, a sense of worry that R&D for renewable transport fuels may lose all their popularity under the incoming Trump Administration. Whatever the cause, …

How Sand ‘Holds Its Breath’: Research into Diatom Survival on a Beach
December 7, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Researchers in Australia have made an important discovery about how sand ‘holds its breath’ — specifically, how diatoms survive in the ever-changing environmental conditions of a beach. The finding has major implications for …

DfT Proposals Risk £1Bn of Investment in the North-East
December 7, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association)  DfT publishes consultations on the future of renewable transport, setting out long term targets towards 2030.  Consultation proposes capping fuel crops to below EU levels, risking existing UK plants and supply chain. …

Energy Department Announces $30 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
November 21, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (November 18, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced approximately $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange …

New Flyers 60-foot Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses to Be Tested at Altoona Pennsylvania
November 21, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(FuelCellsWorks) … New Flyer’s innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel cell bus, are both powered by Siemens electric motors with rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology manufactured in Michigan.

New Flyer’s XHE60 model is a …

Hydrogen Vehicles Challenging Biofuels in the UK
November 14, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new competitor to biofuels may be creeping up from the left field in the form of hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are breaking into the UK market.
Arcola Energy, the UK’s hydrogen energy specialists, have …

Engineers Set Record for Storing Solar Energy in Hydrogen Fuel
November 14, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Tom Abate (Stanford University)  Solar energy has the potential to provide abundant power, but only if scientists solve two key issues: storing the energy for use at all hours, particularly at night, and making …

NREL Researchers Discover How a Bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum, Utilizes both CO2 and Cellulose to Make Biofuels
November 4, 2016 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the surprise discovery that a metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in a microorganism capable …

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins
October 21, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be from …

Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision
September 29, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country come …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota
September 29, 2016 – 1:55 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 …

Popeye Was Right: There’s Super Energy in that Spinach
September 26, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Theo Kumah  (Biofuels Digest)  Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology came up with what could pose as one of the most interesting discoveries from plants. The researchers came up with a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) …

Israeli Hi-Tech Super Algae Can Power a Green Energy Revolution
September 11, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Jerusalem Post)  Tel Aviv University researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine for clean fuel.  …  Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his team at Tel Aviv University genetically altered single-celled algae, which naturally emit …

Nikola’s U.S., Canadian Trucks Will Be Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered
September 1, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  Following Nikola Motor Co.’s recent zero-emissions announcement, the company now says the electric drivetrain used in the U.S. and Canadian markets will be powered by a custom-built, hydrogen-electric …

Could Ethanol Power the Future for Electric Cars?
August 16, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  The automotive industry is rushing to produce electric vehicles (EVs) as the world tries to move away from polluting hydrocarbons to greener, cleaner fuels.

But EVs still only account for 1% of …

New Renewable Energy Research Centre Opens in Denmark
August 16, 2016 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new renewable energy research centre, called VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals, has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The new centre at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be headed …

Ants! Run for Your Lives! Or, Perhaps, Are Ants the Key Players in the Hydrogen Economy?
August 5, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Could be that formic acid provides a vital energy storage medium for hydrogen. when H2 is used for transportation fuel.  … As this article notes, Storage and transportation of hydrogen is …

Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways Transport
August 3, 2016 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  A recent JRC (Joint Research Center) report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonisation of the shipping sector and ultimately contribute to …

Scientists Discover New Way to Make Energy from Garden Grass
July 26, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a …

Hyundai And U.S. Department Of Energy Extend Fuel Cell Vehicle Loan Partnership In Concert With New D.C.-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station
July 17, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Latest, Phase II of current program prepares for rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in near future  —  Hyundai and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle …

The Olympic Village of the Future
July 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Hansman (Popular Science)  … But Japan, home of the 2020 games, wants to make the event good for their country and society. The nation has done it before. To host the 1964 Olympics, Japan …

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery
July 5, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former ethanol plant at 1600 Rock Island Road. In partnership with Robert Lopez, a Tucumcari farmer, …

Could the Hydrogen Economy Run on Ethanol?
June 21, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Geoffrey Styles (The Energy Collective)  Plans for a fuel cell car running on ethanol look like a clever way to circumvent the obstacles faced by other fuel cell vehicles.  However, it is not clear that …

Modernizing the Electric Grid and Its Integration with the Transportation Sector
June 21, 2016 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest/)  … Some, like Mark Z. Jacobson, assert battery electric vehicles (BEV) are “the key transportation solution”. … Just deploying BEVs does not guarantee they will be clean. The Dutch effort to push …

A Fuel Cell Vehicle Revolution: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Nissan’s SOFC System
June 16, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fuel cells are important technology. You may remember them from the space program. They show up in the drama of Apollo 13, for example. Many car companies have investigated their …

Nissan Develops New Ethanol Fuel Cells to Jump Infrastructure Hurdle
June 14, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Hans Greimel (Automotive News)  Nissan Motor Co. has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that taps an onboard tank of ethanol instead of pressurized hydrogen, delivering a cheaper and safer …

50-100% Boost in Yields, and No CO2: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs
June 13, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon to added ethanol production, …

Burning “Liquid Sunlight” Instead of Fossil Fuels Is Getting Closer to Reality
June 8, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … However, some uses of energy are not easy to electrify in the short term, maybe even in the long term. They rely on energy-dense liquid fuels. So if we’re ever going to …

Wassup, DOE EERE? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to EERE’s Projects and Missions
May 10, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables unit ? Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Reuben Sarkar answered the question in this update, given at the Biomass R&D Technical …

This Startup Just Launched With A New Way to Turn Seawater into Hydrogen
February 24, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Fortune Magazine)  With funding from the early investor behind GoPro, this new startup has an ambitious plan.
People don’t really talk about the “hydrogen economy” like they did a decade ago. It’s a …

Energy Department Requests Information on Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities
February 15, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot- or process development-scale facilities with the capability to …

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day
February 9, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most of what we make is …

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass
January 27, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Nelly Berg (Chemistry World)  US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their new electrolytic approach can even release hydrogen from obstinate molecules like lignin and cellulose. — …

Biofuels for Transport in Germany
January 27, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current developments and perspectives of conventional and advanced biofuels.  …  The main instruments for decarbonizing the …

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?
January 25, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the issue shouldn’t be difficult with …

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
January 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell or trade credits; Using stationary fuel cells to convert biogas from wastewater treatment into renewable hydrogen, …

The 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016
January 14, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest has released the 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016, as voted by the Digest’s global readership. The Readers were surveyed over December and January, and rated …

Audi Beefs up Collaboration with French Biotech to Extend Biofuels Scope
January 14, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Car giant Audi is entering a renewed collaboration agreement with French renewable energy firm Global Bioenergies to promote the development of biofuels.
The two companies recently announced the delivery by Global Bioenergies to Audi …

Linde Hydrogen Fueling System Surpasses One Million Fills at BMW South Carolina Plant
December 21, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  … “Because of the way it is produced, the hydrogen supplied to BMW is sustainable with only a small carbon footprint incurred during shipping,” said Dave Read (Business Development Manager – Hydrogen Fuel Markets). “The …

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways
December 18, 2015 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications for comments at the LCFS website. Among the multiple applications for different processing pathways of …

Research and Markets: Analysing the Biofuel Industry in the United States 2015
November 18, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biofuel Industry in the United States – 2015” report to their offering.
The report helps assess the feasibility of production of biofuels and the potential …

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really
September 21, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown and other Governors, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and much of the major media …

Advancing Alongside Ag
August 3, 2015 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  An example of sheer innovation over time, farmers today grow five times as much corn as they did in the 1930s, on 20 percent less land. As science and farming …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from the legacy fuels we use today to modern liquid and gas fuels[1] that: 1) reduce …

4 Minutes with… Mike Lewis, Co-Founder, Pearson Fuels
May 19, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Pearson Fuels develops alternative fuel infrastructure at both the retail and terminal level and then concentrates on maximizing throughput of those assets.
We built the first retail E85 site on …

Low Carbon Transport on the Move: What’s up in Australia?
May 15, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics, fuel cell vehicles, smart cars, biofuels for road and sky, and greening the grid come under the microscope Down Under.  In Sydney this week, a number of US and …

Total La Mede Crude Refining to Cease: Update 3
April 17, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Argus) Total will cease crude refining at its loss-making 160,000 b/d La Mede refinery and convert it into a 500,000 t/yr biofuels facility, the company confirmed today in its French refinery strategy plan.
La Mede will cease …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction
February 8, 2015 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a $2.5 billion gas refinery at the end of the year. The renewables and natural gas-to-gasoline plant …

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback
February 6, 2015 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with the promise of ditching gasoline and driving for miles with only water as exhaust.
But a …

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)   Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20 in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest …

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade
November 21, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United States. We plan to be operational by late this decade.  “We believe our best bet …

Advocates: Minnesota Needs More Alternative Fuel
November 20, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Logan Wroge  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)   … “A token amount of renewable energy isn’t going to cut it. We need a total transition,” said Simone Childs-Walker, a member of the student group Fossil …

New Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Website Helps Public Learn About America’s Exciting Fuel Cell Technology
September 16, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of …

The Hydrogen Wall: Looking at the Prospects for Drop-In Biofuels
August 12, 2014 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think affordable, available, sustainable carbon is the biggest barrier to the growth of biofuels? Or, access to market via blender pumps?   In the case of drop-in biofuels, the biggest challenge …

Simple Air-and-Water Fuel Soon to Take Off
July 10, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Karin Kloosterman (Israel21c.org)  An Israeli professor is poised to ramp up production of an exciting alternative to polluting jet fuels and natural gas.
An Israeli research team from Ben-Gurion University has developed something that seems …

Biofuels Digest Posts “Hot Slides” from Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
April 25, 2014 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On ABLC’s opening morning, we have some of the top slides -an inside look from Inbicon, Ensyn, GranBio, Sapphire Energy, LanzaTech – hot topics such as product portfolios, refinery integration, …

The Hydrogen Spring
March 14, 2014 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reminiscent of 2009′s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork, we appear to be in the Hydrogen Spring.  Every time we write about them, more …

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches
March 7, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their bio-hydrogen expression system following the …

Highway Agency Moving toward New Alt Fuel Rules
February 20, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Tim Devaney  (The Hill Reg Watch)  … The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Wednesday it is considering a new rule that would require car manufacturers to indicate which vehicles can operate on alternative fuels …

Hydrogen, Gasoline, Solar Panel Hybrid or Cellulosic Ethanol: What’s Better, What’s Best?
January 14, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, we’ve had the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Plenty of opportunities for new automotive technologies to strut …

An Enzymatic Route to H2 Storage
December 13, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Inês A. C. Pereira  (Science Magazine)  Electricity is increasingly produced from renewable sources, but it remains difficult to store electric power at a large scale. Hydrogen is a strong candidate for energy storage, but there …

Space, the Biobased Frontier: Hot Biotechnologies for the Big Beyond
October 22, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next-gen biofuels technologies may be key to making the International Space Station cost effective — not to mention, other destinations in the NASA agenda.  Which may explain why a high-tech …

New Device Harnesses Sun and Sewage to Produce Hydrogen Fuel
October 18, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Tim Stephens (University of California Santa Cruz)  A novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
A research …

New Innovative Technology for Low Cost Monatomic Hydrogen and Biofuels
July 26, 2013 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(Advanced Plasma Industries Inc. /Phys.Org)  Hydrogen fuel cells are emerging as key players in the clean energy landscape of the future, except for one problem: it takes a lot of energy to make hydrogen (H2-molecular), …

Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from Thin Air, and beyond Light
May 23, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beyond biomass, beyond fossil fuels, beyond light itself.   And now, the direct production of drop-in biofuel blendstocks. All available from a microbial “cow”.
This week in California, a research team from …

Hydrogen Production Efficiency Discovery in Green Algae
April 18, 2013 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Anneli Waara (Algae Industry Magazine)   …However, a group of researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University, led by Senior Lecturer Fikret Mamedov and Professor Stenbjörn Styring, have just announced a discovery that changes the view on …

Oxygen for High Altitudes: 17 Biofuels Ventures Raise $434M in Equity
April 8, 2013 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite the sluggish economic recovery and questions over policy stability — biofuels ventures have been busy raising lots of capital.   In the past 6 months, $434 million.   Who got what, …

Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050; Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Strong Government Policies Will Be Needed
March 19, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(National Academies of Science)  A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles — cars …

Renewable Energy Vehicle Club Has Optimistic Goals
March 8, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Molly Craig (Iowa State Daily)  In the spring of 2012, Tyler Cain had an idea. A year later, his idea has grown into his passion project: the REV club.
REV stands for Renewable Energy Vehicle. …

Hot Sauce! 5 Lessons Louisiana Can Teach Us about Advanced Bayoufuels
March 7, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Louisiana — hot as cayenne pepper in biofuels capacity development, but some cautionary tales there in the sauce.
When it comes to the first generation of ethanol and biodiesel-based biofuels, Louisiana …

EU Launches Clean Fuel Strategy
February 6, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The European Commission today announced an ambitious package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. Policy initiatives so far have …

UK Scientists to Mimic Plants to Make Zero-Carbon Fuel
January 24, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  British scientists seeking to tap more efficient forms of solar power are exploring how to mimic the way plants transform sunlight into energy and produce hydrogen to fuel vehicles.
They will join other …

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles
November 27, 2012 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decisions makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and …

The Greening of Petronas: Oil Giant Signs with LanzaTech to Turn Waste CO2 into Sustainable Chemicals
October 16, 2012 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Malaysia, LanzaTech and the Malaysian national oil company, Petronas, announced they will work together to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable chemicals from carbon dioxide …

2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
June 14, 2012 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

Each year at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) hydrogen, fuel cell and advanced vehicle technologies projects funded …

Energy-Dense Biofuel from Cellulose Close to Being Economical
June 5, 2012 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University)  A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting.
A Purdue economic analysis shows that the cost …

‘Hydrogen Is Tomorrow’s Biofuel’ Say Scientists
May 30, 2012 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(University of Birmingham)  Researchers from the University of Birmingham are creating clean hydrogen from food waste paving the way for a bioenergy alternative for the future.
Currently, Brazil is the world’s most intensive user of bioethanol as …

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative
March 23, 2012 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need for a continued Renewable Fuels Standard, reviews of the history of biofuels, assessment of current …

Fungus Research at Montana State University Could Help Biofuels Production
January 23, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jason Bacaj  (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  …(Mark) Kozubal found the fungus could survive in an acidic habitat with a pH of 6, an acidity level similar to cow’s milk. What was really amazing, though, was …

Want Cheap Biofuel? A Startup Makes It with Natural Gas
January 18, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  Virent says supplementing biomass with fossil fuel could increase yields and lower costs.
Virent, a biofuels company based in Madison, Wisconsin, has developed a potentially inexpensive way to make gasoline …

Portable Ammonia Factories Could Fuel Clean Cars
September 10, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Helen Knight (New Scientist)  Ammonia produces just nitrogen and water vapour when burned and, unlike hydrogen, it is relatively easy to store in liquid form. That means transporting ammonia will not require costly new infrastructure, …

New Zealand, Texas Companies Collaborate on Algae Process
August 31, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Aquaflow Bionomic Corp., a New Zealand-based algae technology developer, is taking a broad approach to algae-to-fuel development—one the company’s director Nick Gerritsen said may include nonalgae feedstocks. Aquaflow recently agreed …

More Advances in Producing Inexpensive Hydrogen
May 31, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Glenn Meyers (CleanTechnica)  There is now more good news on producing hydrogen, the clean-burning fuel that leaves behind water as an emission.
An international scientific team has announced creating hydrogen using ambient temperatures and pressure …

MIT Researchers Increase Algal Hydrogen Production
May 31, 2011 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Many kinds of algae and cyanobacteria are capable of using energy from sunlight to split water molecules and release hydrogen. One reason this approach hasn’t yet been harnessed for fuel production is …

Austin Peay State University Professor and Students Author Paper on Groundbreaking Biofuel Research
February 22, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Clarksville Online)  …Dr. Sergi Markov, associate professor of biology at Austin Peay State University, has an idea that could help push the alternative fuel race to new levels of possibility. For the last several years, Markov …

GM CEO Akerson Says ‘Doors Open’ to Alternative Energy
February 18, 2011 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woodyard (USA Today)  Just because General Motors (GM) is touting its Chevrolet Volt electric car technology, it hasn’t stopped pursuing other energy alternatives, from hydrogen fuel cells to natural gas, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson …

Hawaii Hydrogen Infrastructure Gets Boost
December 8, 2010 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined an initiative between The Gas Company (TGC), and General Motors to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015.
The plan, called the Hawaii …

EU-Wide Study Confirms Hydrogen Is a Key to Zero-Emission Road Transport
November 22, 2010 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Linde)  …Linde is currently researching various production options aimed at gradually increasing the share of “green” sources in the hydrogen landscape. One of these uses liquid biomass (glycerine), a by-product of biodiesel production, as the …

OriginOil Achieves Hydrogen Production Comparable to Photovoltaics
November 9, 2010 – 8:08 am | No Comment

(Origin Oil)  Research breakthrough points to a highly scalable and renewable source of hydrogen
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to …

Rochester Airport Explosion: Hydrogen Tanks Ignite
August 27, 2010 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Democrat and Chronicle)   Two hydrogen tanks at Monroe County’s alternative fuel station on Scottsville Road exploded and caught fire this afternoon, sending black smoke high in the air. The blasts were heard as far away …

New Development in the Algae Field Could Lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production
July 23, 2010 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)   …(O)one of the major roadblocks on the road to a hydrogen economy is the cost to produce hydrogen. If hydrogen is to become a viable fuel source, it will …

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Hydrogen Harvester Invention
July 9, 2010 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil)  New technology taps hydrogen generated by living algae.
OriginOil, Inc. , the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, July 8, 2010, announced …

Ethanol Likely to Have Major Role as Fuel
July 5, 2010 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Kenzie  (Wheel.ca)  …So far, everyone seems to think that the only way we’ll wean ourselves off decomposed dinosaur remains is if we either can’t find any more, or it becomes so expensive to find/extract/ship/refine …