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Mountains of Waste Could Lead to New U.S. Manufacturing, Jobs
May 18, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today)  Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars.

“We have overcome one of the industry’s most challenging issues by discovering how …

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 …

Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining
March 27, 2017 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, …

Waste-Stream, Slip-Stream, Main-Stream: The Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge Gets Underway
March 27, 2017 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all …

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion
January 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather …

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery
July 26, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association …

Should Sustainability Include Using Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles and Dyes, or Food?
June 16, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Clare Goldsberry (Plastics Today)  A presenter at the recent ANTEC conference posed a provocative question: Are biobased materials really sustainable?  —  He (Professor Majid Sarmadi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison )pointed out that sustainability goes …

European Bioplastics Welcomes Revised EU Waste Legislation
June 16, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Plastics and Rubber Weekly)  European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has emphasised the role of bioplastics to help the move to a circular economy.
The report, produced …

Hawaii Approves $1.5 Million towards Zero Waste Conversion Biofuel Project
May 11, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, the state’s budget bill for 2015-2017 is heading to the governor for signature which includes $1.5 million in capital funding for the state’s ongoing development of a facility …

What is the Worst Waste?
May 9, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is the worst waste actually the most toxic and odious waste, like nuclear?  Or, rather, the one that tempts us to base our civilization on an energy version of a …

DOE Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop Summary Report Now Available Online
December 10, 2015 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop in Westminster, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop was to get stakeholder input …

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects
June 29, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to …

Steeper Energy Receives $3m Grant from Canadian Government
March 9, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Steeper Energy has received a $3m grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) office. This funding is to be used for the development of an Industrial Scale …

Biofuels from Waste Key to European Energy Ambitions
February 12, 2013 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Ben Messenger  (Waste Management World)   Advanced biofuels produced from waste feedstocks are a key component of EU climate and energy ambitions, and offer a huge opportunity to drive economic growth in Europe, according to the European Biofuels …

Biofuels Programme Launched in Scotland
November 29, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new Scottish biofuel programme officially launched this month after securing over a million pounds worth of investment.

The programme is a partnership between five Scottish universities and research institutions, with the £1.6 million …

True or False: 10 Percent of US Corn Crop Used for Ant Repellent
November 29, 2012 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Well, that’s an absurd headline, isn’t it? False, false and false.

It’s ridiculous, misleading and harmful to conclude that 10 percent of the US corn harvest is used for ant repellent …

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock
May 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion.

1. The feedstocks …

Mississippi State Licenses MSW Conversion Tech to Harrelson & Assoc.
July 21, 2011 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A novel waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is moving out of the lab and into the marketplace thanks to a licensing agreement between …

Cedar Grove Composting Announces Partnership with BIOFerm
July 20, 2010 – 9:23 am | No Comment

(BIOFerm)  Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process.  The proposed technology …

New Biofuel Company Brings US Tech to South Africa
July 14, 2010 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Stellenbosch Biomass Technologies (SBMT) has been officially launched in Sandton, South Africa holding the rights to commercialize and adapt the latest conversion technology developed by US-based Mascoma Technologies.

Mascoma is rated one of the …

Bio-Waste Targets “Could Save Europe £6 billion”
May 4, 2010 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(LetsRecycle.com)   Introducing ambitious Europe-wide targets for the separate collection of both food and garden waste could offer environmental and cost benefits worth more than €7billion (£6 billion) between 2013 and 2020, according to a report …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: A Systems Approach to Biomass Sustainability
April 13, 2010 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

M. Cristina Negri (Argonne National Laboratory) directed her talk toward the Laboratory’s system perspective; “waste as another sector’s resource” in biomass production. The growth of biofuels needs to be sustainable meeting economic, environmental, and social …

OriginOil Announces Initiative to Make Jet Fuel from Waste Using Algae
March 24, 2010 – 8:09 am | No Comment

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, March 24, 2010, announced the formation of an industry working group to …

New Clear Lake Company Promotes Algae as Biofuel
February 25, 2010 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by John Skipper  (Globe-Gazette)  A company based in Clear Lake is turning waste and algae into renewable fuels.

Bud Jermeland, 51, president of Energae LP, said the primary focuses of his company are waste-based ethanol and …