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No Pain, No Gain: A Tale of Three Companies, Pacific Ethanol, BioAmber and TerraVia at a crossroads
March 18, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … a fascinating look at the evolution in the fuels, renewable chemicals, specialty products and nutrition that make up the advanced bioeconomy.  …  The most spectacular news of the week belonged …

“Call Me TerraVia”: Solazyme Transforms, Shakes up and Refinances
March 14, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Solazyme undergoes Focus Reassignment Surgery and re-emerges as TerraVia. Industrials to spin off, nutrition the focus now.  The what, the why, and the “why now?”

In California, Solazyme said that it …

Used Cooking Oil Collection and Use in Finland
December 10, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* and Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Current UCO market:  In Europe, UCO (used cooking oil) collection and reuse has increased steadily during the past decade, reaching its peak in 2016. The most …

Oils that Aint Oils: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Novvi
November 17, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novvi LLC is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio created to develop, produce, market, and distribute high-performance oils and lubricants from renewable sources. Novvi draws …

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE
October 23, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, …

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality
October 7, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India reduces …

Michigan State University Partners with ExxonMobile to Advance Biofuel Research
October 2, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.

David Kramer, MSU’s John Hannah Distinguished Professor in …

Transformative Algae Products at Scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Solazyme
September 14, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Solazyme is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme’s renewable products can replace or …

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You
September 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.

Note: Some amazing technologies such as Industrial Microbes, Trelys, Kiverdi and Mango Materials fell outside the …

Sustainable, High-Performance Oils & Lubes: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Novvi
August 28, 2015 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novvi is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio created to develop, produce, market, and distribute high-performance oils and lubricants from renewable sources. Novvi draws …

Amyris and the Velocity of Renewables
August 28, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What makes Amyris, Amyris? We look at the products, the evolution of the story, the partners, the focus on yield, and deeper into the story of Rate. … Amyris experienced last …

Biochemist Studies Oilseed Plants for Biofuel, Industrial Development
August 17, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Kansas State University)  A Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds.

Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and …

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/Innovative Technologies Tackle Climate Change, Water, and Chemical Issues
July 13, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring …

Novvi Engine Oil Achieves Critical Performance Milestones
July 13, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(Novvi/BusinessWire)  Novvi, a leading producer of high performance renewable oils, today announced Novvi engine oils are now American Petroleum Institute (API) certified and delivered superior performance over more than a half million miles of raceway …

At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward
July 6, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Richard Martin (MIT Technology Review)  New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.  Attempting to chart a path forward for the beleaguered biofuels …

Researchers Develop Process for Drop-In Aviation Biofuel
June 16, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/ECNMag.com)  While biofuels have proven to be an effective, renewable, low-carbon alternative to gasoline and diesel, jet fuels pose unique challenges. These challenges have now been met with a new …

Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process
May 13, 2015 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  “renewable oil”; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change

Global Bioenergies announces today having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar …

Report Published on Algae Product Opportunities
December 11, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Companies involved in the algae-to-fuels domain have started to realize that it could take much longer than originally expected to derive fuels from algae. Hence, as a starting point, many of these …

Shell Helix Sets the Standard in Biofuels Compatibility
December 6, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(MoneyLife)  …For the first time, however, the oils also went through a new CEC L-105 Low-Temperature Pumpability test. This analysed theirperformance in the presence of a biofuel, reflecting the growing importance of these fuels in the …