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Vietnam Uses ‘Super-Technology’ to Treat Biowaste

(Vietnam.net Bridge)  The utilization of Carbolosic technology in Vietnam promises to bring great benefits as it turns biological waste into valuable products.  —  The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) has signed an MOU on transferring technology and building an agricultural waste treatment plant worth $100 million. How to take full advantage

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Forest Concepts Receives $1.8 Million from DOE to Improve the Design of Biomass Handling Systems

(Forest Concepts/EIN Presswire)  Forest Concepts LLC has been awarded a $1.8 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (https://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy) to address the critical issues of poor flowability, high friction, and highly variable physical properties that have plagued the biomass industry. Biomass materials have a wide

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Nth Power and Nth Plant: The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Process Scale-Up, or Not?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You probably knew him first as the VP for Biofuels at Chevron, and later the Program Manager for the DOE Biomass program. Paul Bryan’s a noted consultant on technology development and sometime lecturer in chemical engineering at Berkeley when not on the ABLC stage with the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to EnerSysNet Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An early stage renewable energy company focused on commercializing patent-pending technologies to convert low-value forestry residuals to high value liquid hydrocarbons that are compatible with the existing petroleum infrastructure. EnerSysNet Canada CEO Gary Scoggins gave this illuminating overview of the company’s promise and progress at ABLC

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to facilitate the development of regionally-based industries producing advanced biofuels, industrial chemicals, and other biobased products. Seven of them were established

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  New charts and graphs based on the data developed for the study are organized in a 6-pager to highlight items

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy solicitation is best market for economic viability of project followed by advanced ethanol for Mid-Atlantic ground transportation markets. With Norfolk and Mid-Atlantic international airports in the area, could Maryland’s Eastern

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

MYOB – The New Ethanol Mantra: Modularity, Yield, Octane, Bolt-Ons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the US ethanol industry is descending upon Minneapolis this week for the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshops, and the theme is efficiency, efficiency, efficiency.  You can feel the “get back to business” vibe, a steel-eyed “if you want a friend for ethanol, you can count

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing in the businesses and technologies that support the production of biofuels and biobased products is

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion

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 and process organic waste materials utilizing similar methods, but the challenges are far from resolved.

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Tiny Biodiesel Reactor 10 Liter/hr

(IndiaMart/Advanced Biofuel Center)  While farmers are continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber, the rising cost of fuel and power making most growers to explore opportunities to save energy. A variety of programs and technologies are available to reduce energy use for different components of agriculture.

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Enters the Biofuel Industry To Meet the Needs of the U.S. Military

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce today that its patented CTS process will be used to demonstrate the viability of advanced Aviation Biofuel and Biodiesels for use in Military applications.  ALLM’s CTS process is poised to become the preferred, lowest cost producer of

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Euro 2016 Gets Biofuel Floodlights, Thanks to Joint Effort from Greentech Biofuels, Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro

(GreenTechBiofuels)  Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare Ireland specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organisations will join forces to produce large amounts of

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this April. The company manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing up Better Biofuel

by  Rosalie Marion Bliss (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …  Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have advanced a process to produce crude liquid fuel called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The bio-oil is produced by a process called “pyrolysis,” which involves chemical decomposition of plant and other organic

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing Up Biofuel

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)   … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The team is headed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemical engineer Akwasi Boateng with the Sustainable Biofuels and Coproducts

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate at the boundaries between engineering, economics, environment and policy analysis.” Here’s a recent presentation on opportunities in

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Horse Is Your Own Micro-Power Generator that Turns Waste into Biofuel and Fertilizer – Video

(AutoEvolution) A report by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that about one-third of all food produced worldwide gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. We’re talking about throwing away $1 trillion every year. What if we could use a good

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man.  But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Utah-Based Biodiesel Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its NanoCatalyst fuel processor. The company describes its NanoCatalyst fuel unit as a distilling processor utilizing

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM technology, developed in the UK by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University.

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge.  The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired from the ring. Next stop, 4000 hours? In Ohio, we hear from Battelle that they

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel

by Emil Venere (Purdue News)  Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants.  The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application on the concept in 2008 and have now demonstrated that it works in laboratory experiments,

November 13, 2014 Read Full Article

XTRM Announces Mobile Cannabis/Hemp To Biodiesel Unit

(Baystreet.CA/AccessWire)  Extreme Biodiesel, Inc. (PINK:XTRM) today announced that the Company wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just completed assembly of its first Mobile Hemp To Biodiesel Production Unit. XTRM Cannabis Ventures will begin marketing and posting specs for the Mobile Hemp to Biodiesel unit shortly on its new website being

February 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Battelle Develops Mobile Technology to Produce Bio-Oil

(Battelle/Biomass Magazine)  Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts 1 ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 130 gallons

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Feds Launch CSU-Run Research into Tapping Forests for Liquid Fuel

by Bruce Finley (Denver Post)   The federal government is launching a $10 million, five-year project to tap overgrown and beetle-ravaged Western U.S. forests as a new source of non-oil liquid fuel that could power cars, warships and airliners. The Colorado State University-run research — to be announced Wednesday in Denver

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast

(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), the 900-mile mobile tour featured a tractor-trailer scale mobile biomass gasifier from research partner

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Turning Agriculture into Oil, Bio Oil, That Is

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service) The process dates to ancient Egypt. Now, it’s being studied here by the USDA as a way to fuel farms.  Pour a few handfuls of chopped- up corn stalks or switchgrass into a hopper. Heat rapidly. Funnel the resulting mixture through an intricate network of

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Tennessee State University to Demonstrate New Mobile Biodiesel Lab

(News Observer)  Researchers at Tennessee State University will demonstrate how to turn oilseed crops into biodiesel with a new mobile lab at the school’s Small Farm Expo. … After the expo, researchers will be taking the lab across the state to demonstrate the process to farmers. Jason de Koff is

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost. … A barrier to long term deployment? The $11 per gallon average capital expenditure, or capex — and the average price tag

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed-Based Ethanol Technology Gets Boost in Vietnam

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bio-Refinery Begins Operations Turning Co-Cropping into Fuels, Chemicals Deep in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam a small bio-refinery is converting seaweed into protein, fuel-blendable alcohol, and a bacterial soil product. It is part of a bio-economy demonstration that is also enhancing shrimp quality and

January 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Central Carolina Community College: Sustainability as a Central Tenet

(SEED Center)  Sustainability has been a central tenet of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) (NC) since the 1990s, and for the past five years, has been an institutional value in the college’s long-range plan. The administration sees green not just as a means to a healthy campus environment but also,

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

UnNintendoed Consequences: Biofuels and the Feedstock Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been years of struggle to get cellulosic feedstock supply chains downfield.  Now, companies like Woodland Biofuels, Sweetwater Energy, Ceres, Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agro-Energy are moving the chains. …This week in Canada, the MaRS Cleantech Fund announced the completion of a venture deal with Woodland Biofuels,

December 12, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Kentucky Project Looks at Creating Biofuel on the Farm

by Tim Thornberry (Business Lexington) …Producing biofuels on the farm, however, is a bit different and is the focus of a relatively new project being led by the University of Kentucky. Sue Nokes, professor and department chair of biosystems and agricultural engineering, is heading up the research. She said the

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Google Tests Biofuel Car

(Environmental Leader)  Google has been using Cool Planet Energy Systems’ biofuel blend to run a fleet vehicle at the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif. campus, according to the energy-tech startup. …During the Google trial, a campus vehicle called GRide ran on Cool Planet’s biofuel for more than 2,400 miles. By

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The Pine Beetle Problem: Making Renewable Energy Lemonade from Biomass Lemons

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  …Armed with a $200,000 U.S.D.A. two-year research grant, Fernando Resende will start work on a fast pyrolysis mobile reactor next year that could revolutionize how foresters and the timber industry currently deals with millions of acres of Mountain Pine Beetle-killed softwood trees. The goal is

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodico and Navy Sign Renewable Fuel Agreement

(Biodico/PR NewsWire/Herald Online)  Today Biodico announced signing a new agreement with the U.S. Navy for the development and evaluation of advanced biofuels and bioenergy.  The goal is to jointly develop renewable fuel and energy technologies that are appropriate for use at U.S. Naval and DoD facilities worldwide.  The collaboration between

October 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Sorghum Demonstrates Potential During Dry Summer

by Dan Conable (Cato Analytics LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite weather challenges and the learning curve for farmers unfamiliar with this energy sorghum, one of the first commercial-scale plantings of the crop in the northeastern U.S. has been a success. More than 400 acres of ES 5200, a high-biomass sorghum developed by

September 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Company Promotes Sorghum for Ethanol Production

by Dan Modlin  (WKYUFM)  A firm based in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is hoping more farmers raise sorghum to use in ethanol fuels production in the future. Southeast Biofuels has completed the first phase of a project that resulted in a million gallons of ethanol being produced from two thousand acres

July 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Independence Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The entropy problem in feedstocks   In bioenergy, it’s the chief reason, for example, that otherwise perfectly acceptable fruit waste from citrus harvest is a difficult feedstock for energy production. The process for cellulosic conversion was discovered in the 1990s – so what’s the hold up? 

July 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Sorghum Should Be in the Biofuel Crop Mix, Experts Say

(Science Daily/Purdue University)   Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure, a group of researchers led by Purdue University scientists believes. The scientists from Purdue, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois

June 25, 2012 Read Full Article

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great technologies have been getting out of the starting blocks. Some of these companies are practically

June 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Mill, Baby, Mill

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In-field bioprocessing? Dramatically higher plant oil production? R&D breakthroughs offer new paths to victory for Millers vs Drillers. If you haven’t been getting most of your information on the Renewable Fuel Standard from the Grocers Manufacturing Association, you’ll note that biofuels manufacturers have been able

June 6, 2012 Read Full Article

North Dakota Research Center Demos Methanol from Wood for Off-Grid Power

(The Energy & Environmental Research Center/Biorefining Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has successfully developed and demonstrated a mobile, trailer-mounted biomass gasification technology that converts wood waste into methanol and can be transported to remote, off-grid sites. The methanol can

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid to logistics – how, for example, biomass raw materials are shipped from farm to

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Solve for X: Mike Cheiky on Negative Carbon Liquid Fuels

(Solve for X/CoolPlanet Energy Systems)  Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork. The fact is that plants have a carbon-negative phase – a time during which they remove carbon from the atmosphere. But they give it back in another phase, unfortunately. What

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Update on a Mobile Indirect Biomass Liquefaction System

by John P. Hurley (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine/U.S. Department of Energy, Energy & Environmental Research Center)  Minnesota’s forestry operations produce 300,000 tons per year of wood waste that is not used in any existing or proposed facility. Through the process of indirect liquefaction, this waste can be converted into liquid

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power. The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple non food producing land parcels in Northwest Arizona AKA THE WHITE HILLS / TEMPLE

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

A New “OPEC” Energy Source: Biofuel from Brazilian Orange Peels

by Loreto Urbino  (AMÉRICAECONOMÍA/Worldcrunch)  A London-based project dubbed OPEC (Orange Peel Exploitation Company) aims to make biofuel from the waste from the more than 10 million tons of oranges that Brazil squeezes into juice each year. It is the latest of many research projects aiming cut CO2 emissions. This year,

January 17, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Wayne Keith Sets a New World Wood Gas Speed Record

by David Bransby(Auburn University/Biofuels Digest)  We hear a lot about “drop-in” fuels these days. While this term typically means an infrastructure-compatible liquid transportation fuel, Wayne Keith has come up with his own version of a “drop-in” fuel: wood, or any other biomass you can deliver in small chunks, that can

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Boosting Biofuels for Sustainable Energy and Environment

(European Commission CORDIS)  Europeans believe in a sustainable environment, and a way of ensuring its future is to promote and build energy resources based on residual biomass. Supporting this objective is the BIOBOOST (‘Biomass-based energy intermediates boosting biofuel production’) project. Set to kick off at the start of 2012, BIOBOOST

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Partners with MSU’s Freeway to Fuels Project

by  Bryan Sims  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Having finished the first phase of exploring the feasibility of growing, harvesting and utilizing bioenergy crops last year on unconventional growing lands in Michigan, such as highway right-of-ways, vacant urban land and airport property, Michigan State University Extension has entered into the second phase of

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel

(Voice of America)  …  At Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia, kitchen manager Chris Bennett cooks his freshly-fried potato chips in canola oil from Shenandoah Agricultural Products, a small company just a few kilometers away. … After the restaurant has fried all it can with the oil, Shenandoah has plans

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to both high fuel prices and the specific advantages community-scale production can offer. A primary advantage of community-scale production is it

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

SynTerra Energy Eyes Ohio for New Biorefinery

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  After nearly five years of research and development, the work of Pacific Renewable Fuels and Chemicals, and Red Lion Bio-Energy, has turned into a new biorefining company: SynTerra Energy Inc. SynTerra Energy combines pyrolysis and syngas technologies to produce synthetic diesel and renewable chemicals. …The

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

In Detail: The Wood Burning Beaver XR7

by Brian Moody (Translogic)  …Although “Beaver” is a strange moniker for a car, Chip Beam has a good reason for naming his ride after the trunk-chewing critter; after all, the Beaver XR7 runs on wood (or any other organic material) through a process called gasification. The wood is pressed into

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Packs A Power Punch

by Joan Melcher (BioCycle)  Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a variety of products, including biofuel, biogas and a soil amendment. Michael Smith is supervising the first commercial-scaleGreen Power House at the F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. near Columbia Falls,

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Ammonia-Powered Vehicles? GreenNH3 Says Yes.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, GreenNH3 has developed the patent-pending GreenGas machine that makes anhydrous ammonia fuel for use in cars, trucks, and a wide range of other vehicle for just 50 cents a liter.  READ MORE and MORE

May 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Homemade Biodiesel Can Save Drivers 75% on their Fuel Bill, According to One Colorado Company

(PR Web)  “Biodiesel can be made at home for about $1.00 a gallon, significantly reducing customers’ diesel fuel bill,” states EZBiodiesel owner Guy Purcella. “Biodiesel can be made at home for about $1.00 a gallon, significantly reducing customers’ diesel fuel bill,” states EZBiodiesel owner Guy Purcella. “Biodiesel is an EPA

May 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The Beginning of the End of the Ethanol Joke

by Paul Studebaker (Sustainable Planet)   …It’s too soon to talk about grain-based ethanol in the past tense, but maybe not by much. While ethanol has a place as a bio-based octane enhancer and consequently, as a means to extend oil stocks, many would say that making motor fuel from food

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

CSMCRI in Talks with Companies Regarding Jatropha Biodiese

(Biocommodity.com)  Bhavnagar based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute(CSMCRI), is likely to initiate talks with oil companies for manufacturing jatropha-based biofuel on a commercial scale. “We have recently been granted the US patent for our technology, and now we can share our intellectual property rights (IPR) with

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Unveils Gen2 Biodiesel Processor in Flint

(PR NewsWire/OnSite Energy)  With rising diesel prices smashing farmer, municipality and trucker budgets, OnSite Energy of Flint, Michigan announces its second generation series of automated 40-400 gallon biodiesel processors as a solution. “These processors are reliable, automated, and available now to people wishing to save money by making their own fuel,” said

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Delivers Biodiesel System To Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

(PR Log) Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel Processor sale, made by 70centsagallon.com to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology to students. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor as a hands-on educational

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Microfuelers: Biofuels Companies Aim Big, by Thinking Small

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …NGOs in Africa have been touting for some time the use of ethanol cook stoves, to replace three-stone, wood based stoves that can trigger local deforestation and expose women and girls (who do much of the firewood collection in traditional communities) to violence that comes

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Google Ventures Backs CoolPlanetBiofuels

(peHUB)  CoolPlanetBiofuels Gets Series B Funding from Google Ventures Imagine a world where fuel doesn’t have to be pumped, dug out or extracted from the ground, and can be locally sourced. CoolPlanetBiofuels, located in Camarillo, Calif., is developing an innovative solution to address the energy problem and has received funding

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae to Biofuel Plan on Eyre Peninsula

(ABC News)  Farmers in South Australia could soon be producing biofuels on their properties to use in their machinery. Environment engineer Stephen Bedford Clark is setting up an algae-to-biofuel processing plant at Darke Peak on Eyre Peninsula in a bid to bring down costs of fuel for the agricultural industry.

March 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Portable Ethanol Machine Studied as Way to Have Grand Rapids Community Fuel Depot

by Myron Kukla  (Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com)  Angel Gonzalez looks over a new portable ethanol machine designed for farm use and wonders if it could help families in his Belknap neighborhood make low-cost “community fuel.” “It’s just an idea at this point, but it has great potential to work in a

March 8, 2011 Read Full Article

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with UK- based Practical Energy Solutions. The compact processor is fitted with a unique feature that accelerates the reaction and settling time in the production of biodiesel from hours to just

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Kingdom Considers Producing Ethanol from Waste

by Querubin J. Minas  (The Saudi)   In line with the Saudi government’s initiative to diversify energy resources and promote clean environment at the same time, a US company is introducing an innovative, versatile biofuel solution to produce ethanol using waste paper and whey as feedstocks. …The Modular Ethanol Production

January 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Easy Energy Scores First Commercial Sale

Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Minnesota-based modular ethanol production system manufacturer Easy Energy Systems Inc. recently finalized its first commercial sale and will soon begin building equipment for a 2 MMgy corn-based plant in Lake Wales, Fla. The central Florida facility will be owned and operated by EnergyOne and is

December 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Feedstock Supply Chain Forum

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Animated discussion characterized the fourth day of the Infocast series on cellulosic biofuels.  Much is at stake.  The industry is so close to being able to find success.  If gasoline was $4.00/gallon, implementation would be galloping ahead. Sumesh Arora, Director of Strategic Biomass Solutions

December 1, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Sweetwater Delivering Sugar to Jet Fuel Customer

(Sweetwater Energy)   Sweetwater has begun delivering concentrated sugar water from its expanded pilot system in Rochester, NY to sources developing bio-jet fuel. Production is ramping up over the next 3 months in preparation for major-scale deliveries beginning in 2011, utilizing Sweetwater’s first commercial-scale processor.  READ MORE   and MORE and MORE (Biorefining Magazine Jan. 5 2012)

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Summit Day 2: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Technologies proven at the bench scale and biofuel feedstocks developed or identified are worthless until they come together at a successful biorefinery.  Getting there involves a series of choices: new, “greenfield” construction “from scratch” or renovation of existing “brownfield” or distressed assets; stand-alone or bolt-on;

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

2010 Biomass to Fuels Summit Summarized: Waste Should Not Be Ignored

by Pete Davey (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Scientists, Engineers, Lawyers, Politicians and Businessmen/women alike descended upon Vancouver, WA for the 2010 Biomass Fuels Summit on October 12th. The summit’s first panel was introduced by the moderator John Plaza of Imperium Renewables based in Hoquiam, WA. He introduced USDA members from both Washington

November 8, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Catching on with Brazilian Underclass

(Just Means)  The MIT’s IDEAS Competition challenges members of the MIT community to come up with good ideas that make a positive change in the world. One of this years’ winning teams is doing just that. The Grease Project is a proposal to change the flow of waste in Brazil

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Home Made Biodiesel is Cheap and Easy

by William Surman (Farmers Guardian)  Buy a litre of diesel today and it will cost you £1.20, but do it yourself and it can cost you as little as 20 pence per litre.  That was what visitors to EBEC – the UK’s largest bioenergy conference – were told by Colin Bolton

October 12, 2010 Read Full Article

A Biorefinery Goes ‘Mod’ and Small

(Energy Empowers)  Minnesota-based company sells small-scale, easy-to use biorefineries Modular systems use feedstock scraps and wastepaper to fuel plant Company estimates creating an additional 100 jobs in the next year to fulfill orders  Imagine a biorefinery small enough to fit in your town’s department of public works parking lot –

October 7, 2010 Read Full Article

E-Fuel Introduces MicroFusion™ Reactor

(PRNewsWire)  Disruptive technology makes possible to process all organic biomass into ethanol fuel. E-Fuel is pleased to announce its latest innovation, the E-Fuel MicroFusion Reactor, a disruptive technology which empowers users to process all forms of cellulosic waste into sugar water, the key ingredient for ethanol fuel. The E-Fuel MicroFusion

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Off and Running

by Greg Peel  (ninemsn)  …Algae.Tec is also in the process of an IPO. However at A$7.5m, Algae.Tec’s issue is hardly one that can be described as exploitative or prematurely opportunistic, and the company’s legally protected intellectual property represents years of research by US-based Tech.Bio LLC. Algae.Tec already runs a small

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel a Home Heating or Transportation Option

(Green Building Elements)  …For anybody interested in knowing about biodiesel, whether as a hobby or part of a cooperative effort, watching this video set is a great way to get started. But be prepared to spend a fair stretch of time with it, as the running length tallies up to

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Beet as a New Energy Crop

(The Bioenergy Site)  For the past two years, North Dakota State University Biofuels Economist, Cole Gufstafson, has been working in partnership with Green Vision Group and Heartland Renewable Energy (HRE) to create an energy beet for the biofuel industry in North Dakota. Last year, an economic feasibility study of the project

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industries Selected for Proposed Grant by the California Energy Commission

(PRNewsWire)  Biodiesel Industries announced today the company’s selection by the California Energy Commission for a project grant to support the state’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. This Biofuel Production Plants grant provides funding and financial assistance for the development of new, California-based biofuel production plants and enhances the

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Man Develops Machine That Turns Plastic Into Oil

Akinori Ito of the Blest corporation in Japan had a simple idea. The premise was take plastic which is made from oil and turn it back in to oil. The following short explains the process fully and how this simple little machine can dramatically help the environment.  Watch Video

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Smart Plugs Fuels Innovation with Ethanol-Based Generator

by By Ralph Bartholdt (Bonner County Daily Bee)  …Endorsed by California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, the E-FUEL MicroFueler like the one sitting in Mark Cherry’s shop near the Sandpoint airport is the first home ethanol refinery and pumping system in the region. It uses a fermentation tank to make ethanol, and a

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure

by Tom Richard (Pennsylvania State University/Science)  Rapid growth in demand for lignocellulosic bioenergy will require major changes in supply chain infrastructure. Even with densification and preprocessing, transport volumes by mid-century are likely to exceed the combined capacity of current agricultural and energy supply chains, including grain, petroleum, and coal. Efficient

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

N-Viro International Corporation Provides Pennsylvania Mobile Facility Update

(N-Viro)  N-Viro International Corporation, an environmental technology company that markets an alternative fuel manufacturing process and agricultural products, reported today on the status of the Company’s mobile N-Viro Fuel(TM) facility that will initially be placed in Western Pennsylvania.  This full-scale facility, which has been permitted for operation by the Pennsylvania

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

N‐Viro International Corporation Receives N‐Viro Fuel Facility Permit Approval

(N-Viro)  N-Viro International Corporation, an environmental technology company that markets an alternative fuel manufacturing process and agricultural products, announced today the Company has received all necessary permit approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to operate a full scale N-Viro Fuel(TM) mobile facility.  The permits allow for operation of a

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Researchers Propose Movable Biofuel Center

(UPI)  If agricultural waste can’t go to a biofuel processing center, then the processing center should go to the agricultural waste, U.S. researchers theorized. Researchers at Purdue University propose creating mobile processing plants that would roam the Midwest to produce biofuels using a technique called fast-hydropyrolysis-hydrodeoxygenation, the West Lafayette, Ind.,

July 9, 2010 Read Full Article

X PRIZE Foundation Reveals Expanded Vision for Future; Prize Groups Aim to Solve World’s Most Urgent Problems by Targeting Four Key Areas

(XPrize Foundation, Marketwire)  …X PRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs, inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that are currently stalled. Through strategic design of ground-breaking competitions with significant, multi-million-dollar prize purses, X PRIZE spurs collaboration among the

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

ARIES Biodiesel System Delivered to Naval Base Ventura County

The first ARIES biodiesel production system has been delivered to Naval Base Ventura County. ARIES is the result of a collaborative effort by the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries and Aerojet to produce a sustainable and reliable renewable fuel, biodiesel, using local resources. Biodiesel is a non-toxic, biodegradable replacement for petroleum

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Company Promotes In-Field Production of “Sorganol”

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  An Iowa inventor and entrepreneur is promoting a harvester he developed that can produce ethanol from sweet sorghum right in the field. Lee McClune of Knoxville, Iowa invented the SORGANOL® Process (PatPend) and Sor-Cane Harvester after studying research done at Iowa State University in the 80s

April 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Kentucky Awards a Combined $530,000 to Develop Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Technologies

(MFRTech)  Two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The state program provides public funds to promising, early-stage Kentucky companies developing and commercializing alternative fuels and renewable energy technologies. …Southeast Biofuels, in Mt. Sterling, was approved for a grant of

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Experts Push for Farm Change

“Our current industrial model of agriculture is only possible because of cheap fossil fuels,” said Francis Thicke, a candidate for Iowa secretary of Agriculture. “We’re nearing the end of our cheap fossil-fuel era.” Laura Krouse, the owner of Abbe Hills Farm, said even her small, non-industrial farming operation is affected

February 19, 2010 Read Full Article

World’s First Home-Scale Ethanol From Cellulose Processor Announced

Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the world’s first small-scale ethanol fuel production system utilizing cellulose as the primary feedstock. The new system, designed as a front-end processor for Allard’s existing line of modular ethanol distillation systems, turns ordinary

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Holland, Michigan, Company Develops Machine that Turns Abundant Crops into Ethanol for Farmers

(FreshPlaza)  Entrepreneurs at eFarms LLC believe they have an answer for farmers with crop overproduction, high fuel costs and the need for quality animal feed.  The company is developing a “Renewable Fuel System,” which will take crop products including corn, apples, cherries and other fruits and vegetables and turn them

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Keeneland Races Ahead on the Green

by Campbell Wood (Business Lexington)   Horse farm managers across the Bluegrass have their eyes on Keeneland’s proposed bio-fuel project. … The problem being what to do daily with tons upon tons of muck, a mixture of about 97 percent straw and three percent horse manure from over 40 Keeneland barns

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Watermelons Tapped for Ethanol

With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity.  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Lane, Okla., have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be

May 28, 2009 Read Full Article

‘Sweet’ Biofuels Research Goes Down On The Farm

(Science Daily)  Oklahoma State University’s sorghum-related biofuels research is taking a localized approach, with the aim of making possible the effective production of ethanol in the farmer’s own field. Sweet sorghum can be grown throughout temperate climate zones of the United States, including Oklahoma. It provides high biomass yield with

September 30, 2007 Read Full Article

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