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Earth Day 2021 Series Day 18: Plastic Upcycling

by Anahita Bharadwaj* (Advanced Biofuels USA) It is estimated that around 380 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year – most of it non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. With more and more plastic accumulating on land and in oceans, there is a desperate need for technologies that may utilize, consume or completely

April 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day 2021 Series Day 17: Where Does Organic Waste End up?

by Ahmed Abdellah and Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced BiofuelsUSA)  Organic waste from homes and facilities typically ends up in a landfill decomposing and releasing methane into the atmosphere. Methane is known as a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Do you know any solutions to this problem?  Recent advances in

April 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day Series Day 15:  Food AND Fuel: The Promise of Advanced Biofuels

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Aren’t there ways to make renewable fuel that doesn’t harm food supplies?  Yes, there are many.   Options One is to use waste from food processing and food preparation like animal fat and used cooking oil.  Another is to use agricultural residues like wheat straw

April 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Archaea Energy, Aria Energy Combine to Create Major US RNG Platform

(Bioenergy Insight)  Archaea Energy has agreed to join forces with Aria Energy, led by Rice Acquisition Corporation (RAC), to create the ‘leading’ US renewable natural gas (RNG) platform. The new combined company, to be called Archaea Energy, will be dedicated to reducing carbon emissions through landfill gas conversion, CO2 sequestration, and

April 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Progress at the Pump

(North Carolina State University Campaign News) Professor Sunkyu Park, who has deep NC State roots, is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. Boosted by private support, his research could revolutionize the energy industry — in more ways than one. …

April 13, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Renewable Fuels Market Could Face Feedstock Deficit

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) Demand for feedstocks from renewable fuel producers is expected to surge in the United States in coming years as companies scramble to expand output. Energy from material that comes from plants and animals, or biomass, currently accounts for roughly 5% of U.S. energy use, slightly more than

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Begins Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel in France

(Total)  Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.   Total will also be able to produce SAF

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Bolivia Pilots Production of Biodiesel from Waste

(La Prensa Latina) Bolivia is watching with interest a pilot project that is producing biodiesel from waste at a small plant in the second city of El Alto. Engineers at the Heresi metallurgy pilot plant in the Nuevo Amanecer district on Wednesday presented their “microreactor for the conversion of waste

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Stolt Tankers Launches Marine Biofuel Trial on Atlantic Crossing

(Stolt-Nielsen, Ltd/Biobased Diesel Daily) In support of its long-term sustainability strategy, Stolt Tankers is partnering with GoodFuels to trial the use of a marine biofuel produced from sustainable and certified feedstocks. The trial will take place on board the 37,000-deadweight tonnage (DWT) chemical tanker Stolt Inspiration as she travels from Rotterdam,

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Transport Energy & Renewables in the EU – What the Latest Commission Data Tells Us

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe/Biofuels Digest) … Oil maintains an overwhelming grip on the sector with a steady 94% share. The rest is biofuels with 5.6% and renewable electricity with 0.6%. Three quarters of the extra energy demand over the period was met by oil. 98% of renewables growth was

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day 2021 Series Day 7: Flying Green

by Gaulthier Blangez* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What are we talking about?  Do you know that airlines’ activities, from passenger transportation to freight are responsible for two to three percent of anthropic emissions yearly according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report? Indeed, flying comes at a cost. But while

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Georgii Geletukha: Heat Supply on Biomass, Biogas and Biomethane, Bioethanol, and Landfill Gas Production as Ways to Decarbonization and Creation of New Jobs

(UABIO) The second part of the interview of UABIO Head of the Board Georgii Geletukha for the online media Ekopolityka. Topics covered by the UABIO Head in the article: development of biomass heat production projects; waste disposal and landfill gas production; biomethane, its cost and prospects for its usage in Ukraine and

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

They Produce Biodiesel from Low-Quality Animal Fats

(Polytech University of Madrid (Google Translation))  Researchers at the UPM obtain biodiesel from a mixture of low-quality animal fat with soybean oil and, once characterized according to technical regulations, have tested its behavior in a Diesel engine. — Today, renewable fuels, such as biodiesel, are the most promising alternative to partially

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Canada Invests in Innovative Clean Technology at the University of Alberta

(Natural Resources Canada) …  Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $2,890,000 investment in the University of Alberta’s biojet technology.  The University of Alberta, along with project partners Alberta Innovates, FORGE Hydrocarbons Inc., Western Economic Diversification Canada, Future Energy Systems, CanmetENERGY Devon and Edmonton International Airport, are also providing funding toward this $7.4-million project. The investment will support

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Algae Oil, Lignin, Plastics, Waste: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Conventional Fuels from Unconventional Sources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Southwest Research Institute’sEloy Flores, Assistant Director R&D in Chemical Engineering, shared this illuminating slide guide on SwRI’s work with alternative fuels technology and all steps from idea/concept, engine testing to pilot plant, scale up and transformation to the commercial plant.  READ MORE Malaysia sends back

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech Aims for CO2 Capture in Service of Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture and solvent reclaiming division and operating assets of HTC Extraction

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

New Report — Biogas: Pathways to 2030

(World Biogas Association) Humans directly or indirectly generate over 105 billion tonnes of organic wastes globally each year, all of which release harmful methane and other greenhouse gas emissions directly into the atmosphere as they decompose. These organic wastes include food waste, sewage and garden wastes, food and drink processing wastes,

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Greasezilla Partners with Next Generation of Pumpers to Install Greasezilla FOG Separation Systems in Key Cities

(Greasezilla)  Greasezilla is investing $1 million per facility in joint ventures to build FOG processing facilities nationwide. — Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™, announces its work with a rising number of pumpers seeking end-to-end solutions from pumping through to processing, embracing new profitable technologies, and reducing landfilling. This new generation

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue Energy Co. say the waste-to-hydrogen facility will process 1 ton

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day 2021 Series Day 2: Where Do Renewable Fuels, Biofuels, and Bio- or Renewable Chemicals Come from? (Hint: Feedstocks)

by Ahmed Abdellah* What are feedstocks?  Feedstocks for renewable fuels and chemicals include organic materials like grains, woody biomass and food waste and non-organic materials like plastics, hydrogen, carbon dioxide. Contrary to popular belief, the crops that are used for feedstocks are not necessarily placing a burden on available food sources.

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article

SAF Could Make up 5.5% of 2030 EU Jet Fuel Demand with Targeted Support, Estimates ICCT Feedstock Study

(GreenAir Online) Analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows there are sufficient sources of sustainable feedstock to support the production of 3.4 million tonnes (Mt) of advanced sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) annually in the EU by 2030, around 5.5% of projected EU jet fuel demand. Waste oils is

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Government to Provide £15 Million in Funding to Support Early-Stage Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Projects DEADLINE: May 31, 2021

(GreenAir Online) The UK government has launched a £15 million ($21m) ‘Green Fuels, Green Skies’ competition to support early-stage development of UK sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plants with grant funding. Specifically targeted are projects undergoing a front end engineering design (FEED) stage in their development lifecycle and will prioritise those projects

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Green Energy Biofuel Adds Landfill-free Recycling, Cleaning Services for Industrial Customers

(Green Energy Biofuel/EIN Presswire)  Green Energy Biofuel (GEB), the one-stop-shop for all organic recycling needs big and small, continues to grow. The South Carolina-based company began more than a decade ago as a local grease collector and biodiesel producer, but since then GEB has evolved into a valuable provider of numerous recycling

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil and Porsche Test Lower-Carbon Fuel in Race Conditions

(ExxonMobil/Porsche/Business Newswire) ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels, as part of a new agreement to find pathways toward potential future consumer adoption. The first iteration of Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is a blend of primarily advanced biofuels and is specially formulated by ExxonMobil’s in-house team of scientists

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Repsol Seeking EU and Spanish Funding for More than 30 Decarbonization Projects

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, Repsol is responding to the Spanish government’s calls for expressions of interest with a portfolio of 30 projects, amounting to a total investment of €5.959 billion and “combining technology, decarbonization, and the circular economy with job creation and geographical balance.” This portfolio includes proposals for

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

The Tech, Markets, Apps, Players: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What can Pyrolysis produce that’s sustainable and affordable? Technology, markets, applications, key players, what’s here and what’s coming. Check out this deep-dive into pyrolysis, including the hot new field of plastic pyrolysis for advanced fuels using “second chance carbon” and more in this special Digest

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Ryanair to Push for Greater SAF Usage

(Biofuels International) Irish low-cost giant Ryanair has vowed to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to promote a carbon-neutral future. The airline joined the Fuelling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green. Last month, British Airways said it was investing more in

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Mura Announce Teesside Project Commences Build & New Partnerships

(Mura) Mura are delighted today to announce that construction has started on the world’s first commercial-scale plant to use our revolutionary HydroPRSTM process, able to recycle all forms of plastic waste and provide the raw ingredients for a sustainable circular plastic economy. HydroPRS™ (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) is a revolutionary advanced recycling process

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Scotland Set for ‘First Fully Green Biofuel Station’

by Brian Donnelly ((The Herald Scotland) Scotland’s “first 100 per cent renewable biomethane refuelling station” to be set to be opened this year, it is claimed.  —  CNG Fuels said the move will allow fleet operators to switch from diesel to running vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net zero targets and

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Biocrude Passes the 2,000-hour Catalyst Stability Test

by Karyn Hede (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Sewage and food waste biocrude conversion process reaches major milestone — A large-scale demonstration converting biocrude to renewable diesel fuel has passed a significant test, operating for more than 2,000 hours continuously without losing effectiveness. Scientists and engineers led by the U.S. Department

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Scotland’s First Biomethane Refuelling Station – CNG Fuels

by Baden Gowrie-Smith (CNG Fuels) Scotland’s first biomethane refuelling station will enable low-carbon HGV deliveries throughout country; Glasgow station meets demand from brands to cut carbon and save money — CNG Fuels has started building Scotland’s first public access renewable biomethane HGV refuelling station, which will allow fleet operators to

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

“Best CO2 Utilisation 2021″:The Three Winners of the Innovation Award Are Turning CO2 into Methanol, Cleaners, Plastic Packaging or Surfactants

(Bio-based News/nova Institute)  CO2 has become famous in a sad way. Carbon Recycling International from Iceland, LanzaTech from USA and Covestro from Germany transform it into usable raw materials. — More than 180 participants from 24 countries followed the 41 speakers online. Experts from industry and science presented their latest technologies

March 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Researchers Are Turning Kitchen Waste into Biofuels

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) … As part of advancing sustainable energy solutions, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are converting food waste into clean, renewable fuel that could power our planes, trains and automobiles. … In their recent efforts, researchers successfully converted food waste from

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Epichem Licenses Thermaquatica Technology to Develop Waste-to-Fuels

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, Epichem Pty Ltd, through its subsidiary Epichem OHD Pty Ltd, has entered into a licensing agreement with Illinois-based Thermaquatica Inc to research, develop and promote a novel, innovative and disruptive waste to fuels technology. Epichem Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust Limited.

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Byogy Commissions Sustainable Low Carbon Jet Fuel Plant in Japan Advancing ‘Alcohol to Jet’ to Zero Carbon

(Biogy/PR Newswire) Byogy Renewables Inc., the original architect of the “Alcohol to Jet” (ATJ) process for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), has built, and is now commissioning, one of the world’s largest ATJ demonstration facilities converting cellulosic bioethanol into full replacement Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel in Japan.

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Gas Companies, Ttilities, and Labor Unions Push Biden to Support ‘Clean’ Hydrogen

by Josh Siegel and Abby Smith (Washington Examiner)  … Natural gas companies, utilities, and labor unions are joining forces to lobby the Biden administration to invest in developing hydrogen as it pursues a historic federal clean energy spending program. The Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, which launched today with a letter to President

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

India Oil Firms Go Slow on Plans to Build Second Generation Ethanol Plants

by Kalpana Pathak (Mint) India plans to achieve blending of 20% ethanol with 80% petrol by 2025 to help reduce its oil imports — India’s state-run refiners are going slow on plans to build second generation or 2G ethanol plants, and will instead set up first generation or 1G plants,

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni: Biomass Treatment Plant Launches in Gela

(ENI)  18 months after the bio-refinery was opened, the new BTU plant begins production, allowing up to 100% of raw material waste to be used for biofuel production  — Eni’s new BTU (Biomass Treatment Unit) plant has begun production and was tested a few days ago. It will enable the Eni

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

New Clean Energy Process Converts Methane to Hydrogen with Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by Lynne Roeder (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Novel bimetallic catalyst also yields valuable solid carbon co-products for manufacturing industries  —  … Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and West Virginia University (WVU), in collaboration with industry partners Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and C4-MCP, have developed a process that converts methane—the primary

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste-as-a-Resource: Dallas Fort Worth Airport Uses Cooking Oil to Close the Loop

(Neste)  Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the busiest airports in the world and one of the most ambitious ones when it comes to sustainable solutions. As a leader in sustainability, DFW Airport has made big strides to lower its environmental impact. The airport’s goal was to reduce passenger

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Will Green Hydrogen Fulfill High Hopes for Trucking and Shipping Emissions?

by Angeli Mehta (Reuters Events) While there’s debate over whether the technology stacks up against batteries for long-distance trucking, the case in maritime usage seems more clear-cut. Angeli Mehta reports “Everyone loves hydrogen,” observed Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IAE), recently during a recent conference called to discuss an

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Shanghai Steps up Use of Biodiesel Converted from Recycled Gutter Oil

(Peoples Daily Online)  By converting leftover cooking oil into fuel for vehicles, east China’s Shanghai has made big strides in developing the circular economy. The recycled waste fuel, called B5 biodiesel, is a biofuel blend consisting of 5 percent biodiesel, which is made from discarded oil from restaurants and sewer pipes, and

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

DOE Backs Projects to Produce Hydrogen from Coal, Biomass

by Darrell Proctor (PowerMag.com) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the agency has awarded $2 million to four research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing clean-hydrogen production technologies. The DOE’s awards on March 15 are part of a push by the Biden administration in its fight against climate change.

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Planning Staggered Increase in Use of Green Jet Fuel

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  The EU’s upcoming ReFuelEU proposal, aimed at cutting emissions in the aviation sector, will apply a staggered blending mandate for green jet fuel, with the percentage scaling up in roughly five-year intervals, EURACTIV understands. Sources with knowledge of the upcoming proposal indicate that there will be

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Food Scraps to RNG Pathway in California’s LCFS

by Nathalie Hoffman (BioCycle Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board sends signal to the marketplace about importance of RNG produced from food waste in its Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. — While renewable natural gas (RNG) produced from dairy and swine manure has received a lot of attention due to

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Jet Zero Takes off with £15m Competition to Reduce Aviation Emissions with Fuel Made from Household Waste

(U.K. Department for Transport) £15 million “Green Fuels, Green Skies” competition launches to turn materials such as everyday wastes into sustainable aviation fuel; New CEO attends second Jet Zero Council meeting to help drive progress on decarbonisation;  £2.4 million awarded to pioneering project electrifying regional links in the South West  Net zero emission aviation

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Aemetis India Renewable Fuels Plant Selected for $3 Million Per Month Supply of Biodiesel to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Expected 10 million gallons per year is approximately 20% of biodiesel plant capacity  — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary located in the Andhra Pradesh state of India was selected by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp. (“APSRTC”) to supply approximately 800,000 gallons per month

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Ahead of the Curve: Refiners Retrofit for Renewable Diesel Fuel

by Dan Crummett (Farm Equipment) … Late in 2020, CVR Energy’s board of directors approved a $110 million renovation to a small Southern Oklahoma refinery near Wynnewood, which will leverage unused refining capacity (created as gasoline demand moderated) to begin producing so-called “renewable diesel” fuel. The repurposed use of a

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

OMV to Pilot Glycerin-to-Propanol Process in Austria

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Austria-based oil and gas company OMV is making plans to invest 30 million euros to build a pilot plant at its Schwechat refinery outside of Vienna to produce biobased propanol from glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, using a process developed inhouse. The company

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Canadian City of Hamilton Adds Ontario’s First Carbon-Negative Bus

(City of Hamilton/NGV Journal) The city of Hamilton and Enbridge Gas publicly announce the first renewable natural gas bus in Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is now the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use this renewable fuel to transport customers. In one year, the HSR bus will use and

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Ardmore Shipping Confirms JV To Deliver Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Marine Sector

(Marine Insight/MI News Network)  Ardmore Shipping Corporation has announced that it has formed and invested in a new joint venture with Element 1 Corp. (E1) and Maritime Partners, LLC to bring E1’s unique methanol-to-hydrogen technology to the marine sector. The three parties will establish an equal share partnership to form ‘e1

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Climate Change: Jet Fuel from Waste ‘Dramatically Lowers’ Emissions

by Matt McGrath (BBC) A new approach to making jet fuel from food waste has the potential to massively reduce carbon emissions from flying, scientists say. — Currently, most of the food scraps that are used for energy around the world are converted into methane gas. But researchers in the

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Work Begins on Oman’s First Waste-Oil-to-Biofuel Plant

(Oman Observer)  Circular Economy: The project will be implemented as a joint venture in partnership with UK company Green Fuels Ltd — Wakud, a key player in the waste cooking oil recycling field, has begun construction of its state-of-the-art plant at Khazaen Economic City, which will be the first facility

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Waste: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlane Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Decarbonizing natural gas for transportation and utility/pipelines by taking organic waste from landfills, dairy and hog farms, food waste and wastewater treatment plants and converting it to biogas and low-carbon RNG is what Greenlane Renewables is all about. From the renewable natural gas ecosystem, market

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

In World First, ENGIE Produces Renewable Gas from Solid Non-Recyclable Waste

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In France, a year after successfully producing biomethane from forest biomass, the GAYA platform achieved a world first and took a historic step forward with the production of its first cubic metres of renewable gas from Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). In the absence of dedicated recycling channels,

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Fighting Fraud with Tech – RSB, Bioledger Build up Blockchain for Biofuels Traceability

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Bioledger are using blockchain technology to fight fraud and see how it can support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. The proposed solution — a blockchain database

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Is Tire-Derived Fuel the Future of Energy?

(Solid Equipment Company) Learn how the TDF industry is gaining global momentum as the benefits of this innovative process pave the way toward a more sustainable future. —  Roughly 280 million scrap tires are produced in the United States each year[1], creating complicated disposal problems and exhausting significant space in

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producer Expands Facility

(Biofuels International)  A leading provider of low carbon biodiesel to the California market hosted a ribbon cutting event for its newly expanded facility in Barrio Logan. New Leaf Biofuel collects used cooking oil from more than 2,000 local area restaurants and converts it into biodiesel – an ecofriendly alternative to

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Vopak Invests in Extra Storage Capacity at Rotterdam for Biofuels

(Biofuels International) Vopak is investing in the Port of Rotterdam for the storage of waste-based feedstocks for the production of biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel. The market for energy from renewable sources in Europe is rising as a result of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive II. A total of

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

5 Key Tech Takeaways: Highlights from Tech Presented at ABLC 2020

by Iacovos Vasalos (Center for Research and Technology-Hellas/Biofuels Digest) This report summarizes highlights from the ABLC 2020 Biofuels Digest Virtual Conference, which took place in July 7-10, 2020. (And if you haven’t already registered for this year’s ABLC Digital on May 3-7, 2021, check it out now here.) There were almost 100

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Push for Progress: Liquefied Biogas Has Enormous Potential in Decarbonising the Transport Sector

(Bioenergy Insight) Both on land and at sea,  Gasum is determined to deliver for the Nordics. In the Nordics, Gasum has been working hard to deliver an extensive network of liquefied biogas (LBG) filling stations and decarbonise transport in the region. In the maritime sector, the company supported ESL Shipping

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Gas Networks Ireland launches €2.9m CNG Vehicle Grant Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has launched a €2.9 million compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle grant scheme to support hauliers in opting for cleaner fuel. The scheme will support the purchase of up to 400 gas-powered trucks, buses, and vans to help drive a more sustainable transport sector. It

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Nebraska Looks to Capitalize on RNG Initiative

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has completed a project to use the biogas from a Lincoln, Neb., wastewater facility to produce vehicle fuel. The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) began the biogas sustainability initiative at the Theresa Street Water Resource Recovery Facility in 2017. “This sustainability initiative is a

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Reactors for Producing Lower Carbon Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to E-Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today we look at E-Fuel’s reactors for producing lower cost, lower carbon for power, ethanol, hydrogen, and jet fuel, with E-Fuel CEO Tom Quinn. Details on their rejected energy reactor, losers and winners, and converting rejected energy into mechanical energy. READ MORE DigestConnect #46 –

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Bolivia Bets on Renewable Diesel that Reuses Discarded Oils

(SwissInfo.ch/EFE (Google translation)) The Bolivian government announced on Wednesday the construction of a renewable diesel plant that will reuse discarded oils, vegetables and animals, and is expected to produce around three million barrels per year. The act of launching this project considered “star” by the Bolivian government was attended by President

March 5, 2021 Read Full Article

CAC Builds Biofuel Plant for OMV in Schwechat, Austria

(Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz)  CAC is building one of the first biofuel plants in Europe incorporating innovative co-processing technology for its customer OMV. OMV invests nearly 200 million euros in industrial plant following development of innovative co-processing technology. Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) has been assigned by OMV with overall responsibility for the construction of

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

LCRI Looks at Hydrogen, Biofuels, Synthetic Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic hydrocarbon fuels, and biofuels can provide greenhouse gas emissions reduction for difficult-to-decarbonize sectors when produced via low-carbon means—from clean electricity, renewable feedstocks, or fossil resources with carbon capture, utilization, and storage, says this Low-Carbon Resources Initiative white paper that looks at production,

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Fuels from Thin Air: Prometheus Joins the Chase to Make Captured CO2 into Net Zero Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) One more company to focus on in our tour of CO2 usage. It’s another electrofuels play called Prometheus Fuels using atmospheric CO2 using water, electricity, and nanotube membranes to produce commercially viable fuels. The project was one of two selected for investment in March of 2019

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Boom Highlights Challenges in Clean-Energy Transition

by Rod Nickel, Stephanie Kelly and Karl Plume (Reuters)  … Refiners can produce renewable diesel from animal fats and plant oils, in addition to used cooking oil. Production capacity is expected to nearly quintuple to about 2.65 billion gallons (63 million barrels) over the next three years, investment bank Goldman Sachs said

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Coty to Partner with LanzaTech to Pioneer New Sustainable Fragrance Production

(LanzaTech/Business Wire)  Fragrance products to contain sustainable ethanol, created using carbon-capture technology; Coty targets majority of fragrance portfolio using carbon-captured ethanol by 2023; Planned partnership supports Coty’s ‘Beauty That Lasts’ sustainability program  — Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY), one of the world’s largest beauty companies and the global leader in fragrances, today

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Wants to Produce Synthetic Kerosene in the Rhineland Refinery

(Shell) Shell would like to manufacture sustainable aviation fuels in the Wesseling section of the Rheinland refinery. To this end, the company wants to set up a first commercial Bio-PTL (Power-to-Liquid) plant. The synthetically produced kerosene is intended to help reduce the airlines’ CO 2 footprint. In addition, the capacity

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

The Return of Electrofuels: Amazon, Mitsubishi, AP Ventures Invest in Infinium’s Bid to Make Fuels from CO2, Water

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Infinium Electrofuels process converts renewable power into green hydrogen, then uses this green hydrogen and waste carbon dioxide to produce net-zero carbon fuels. These fuels may be used in today’s plane, ship and truck fleets without changes in infrastructure. Nearly a quarter of global carbon

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Ecostrat Submits “The Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative” Proposal to CLEEN Project

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ecostrat has submitted a proposal, to be included in the CLEEN Project database.  The Clean Economy Employment Now Project provides federal leaders with easy access to highly actionable clean economy job creation ideas via an online database.  Clean economy job creation ideas for government leaders,

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Investing or Raising Capital in the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The Biotech Bull Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today we look at the Biotech Bull Market — what’s up, and why. How can you get your fair share in investing or capital raising? We are hunting for Value at AMRS, CDXS, REGI, GEVO, GPRE, TWST, BASF, CTVA, DSM, BYND and many more. Who’s

March 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Transport Ministers Call for Accelerated EU-Wide Deployment and Mandates for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) Eight European transport ministers have called for a harmonised, long-term strategy to decarbonising the air transport sector to include ramping up the production and supply of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) through an EU-wide blending mandate. Hosting a high-level virtual conference, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

European Collaboration Projects Plan a Circular Route to Producing Synthetic Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) A recent high-level conference hosted by the Dutch government focused on the potential of synthetic aviation fuels, also called power-to-liquid (PtL) or e-fuels, to significantly lower the aviation sector’s carbon footprint (see article). The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, announced KLM had undertaken the

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

How to Utilise CO2? The Nominees for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” Have the Answers!

(nova-Institute) Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is one of the most obvious solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions, but it is yet still hardly exploited. However, these six nominated technologies turn CO2 into value: ethanol, methanol, polyols, surfactants or syngas – the audience will choose the winner at the “9th Conference on CO2-based

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel on Autosky

(UECC) As we close in on almost one year of continuous biofuel operation on our Autosky, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved with this fantastic vessel in the past 12 months.  We have bunkered over 6,000 metric tonnes of biofuel in this period, exclusively supplied by GoodFuels,

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Every 10% of Bio-LNG Drop-In Gives Another Two Years ‘Runway Extension’ for GHG Reduction Compliance

(SEA_LNG) New analysis from SEA-LNG, the coalition for accelerating LNG as a marine fuel, has determined that for every 10% of bio-LNG dropped in and blended with LNG as a marine fuel, a vessel can achieve two extra years’ compliance with the Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER) curve used to secure preferable

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Granville Ecopark Welcomes Two New Biomethane-Fuelled Trucks

(Bioenergy Insight)  Granville Ecopark has introduced two new CNG-powered trucks to its operations, the first of their kind in Northern Ireland. The new IVECO Stralis NP trucks will be fuelled by food waste-derived biomethane, produced through anaerobic digestion. Dubbed their ‘Smart Loop Lorries’, Granville Ecopark’s new vehicles and AD technology

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Researchers Are Turning Kitchen Waste into Biofuels

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org) When we eat, our bodies convert food into energy that fuels our lives. But what happens to the energy stored in the 80 billion pounds of food thrown away annually in America? As part of advancing sustainable energy solutions, scientists at the Department of

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Planet Launch Ultra-Clean Jet Fuel: 75% Cut in CO2 Emissions, Made from Non-Recyclable Plastic

(Clean Planet Energy) Today Clean Planet Energy have announced a breakthrough product in our mission to significantly reduce carbon emissions in fossil-fuel led transport. Branded as ‘Clean Planet Air’, the certified Kerosene / Jet Fuel can be used as a direct replacement for the fossil-fuel equivalent, yet it reduces CO2

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Greenlane Renewables Signs $3.6 Million in New Contracts

(Greenlane Renewables)  Greenlane to supply biogas upgrading equipment for RNG projects in the U.S. Midwest and Brazil~ Greenlane Renewables Inc. (“Greenlane”) (TSX: GRN / FSE: 52G) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed two contracts together worth $3.6 million (US$2.8 million) for new renewable natural

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Landfill Gas to Ethanol

by Gary C. Young (Bio-Thermal-Energy Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mixed with steam, run through a reformer and fermented, landfill gas proves an economic and environmentally beneficial feedstock for ethanol production. And each LFG project is a source of green energy that can last for more than two decades. A patented technology

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Separation Tech for Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sulzer Chemtech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the latest separation technologies for biobased product applications like biofuels, biochemicals, biopolymers? Dr. Singh from Sulzer Chemtech USA shared this illuminating slide guide on their distillation, evaporation, membrane, extraction, crystallization and polymerization technologies, CO2 absorption using their unique mass-transfer equipment, and more. READ

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Xebec Announces Hydrogen Order for FuelCell Energy Project

( Xebec Adsorption Inc./Biomass Magazine) Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions for renewable and low carbon gases, is pleased to announce that it has received a hydrogen purification system order from FuelCell Energy Inc. FuelCell Energy is an innovator and manufacturer of fuel cell clean power platforms,

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Fulcrum Announces Plans to Develop SAF Biorefinery in the UK

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Fulcrum BioEnergy Ltd. on Feb. 16 announced plans to develop a 30 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant at Essar Oil (UK) Ltd.’s refinery near Liverpool, England. The project could be operational as soon as 2025.   The proposed facility, known as Fulcrum NorthPoint, will utilize

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Continued Success for SoBT Researchers with Climate-Friendly Industrial Methodologies

(Dublin City University) A consortium led by researchers based in the School of Biotechnology at DCU continues to redefine the methodology employed in the distilling industry, towards improving sustainability in the workflows which are commonplace in distilleries the world over. Asst. Profs. Gunes and Lawler, of the School of Biotechnology

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Flint Hills Resources and Encina Announce Term Sheet to Develop a Facility to Produce Renewable Chemicals and Renewable Fuels from Waste Plastic

(Encina Development Group)   Encina Development Group (“Encina”) is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding term sheet with Flint Hills Resources to produce renewable chemicals and renewable fuels from waste plastic. The term sheet contemplates that the parties may enter into a definitive agreement that includes building a waste

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the Technologies, Constraints and Burgeoning Demand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s been a rough 2020 for aviation with COVID-19’s impact on travel. Yet, climate goals remain in place, and the pivot from petroleum to renewable fuels continues, the sky is in focus. 2021 has started off with dramatic advances. So who’s making what, where, when, how and who’s

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Agreement Between Maire Tecnimont Group and Essential Energy USA Corp for a New Renewable Diesel Biorefinery in South America

(NextChem/PR Newswire)  Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp. today have executed a Front-End Engineering Design contract as well as a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new biorefinery in South America for the production of Renewable Diesel. Essential Energy USA Corp is

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Set for Take off at Stanlow

(Essar)  Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar) is delighted to join forces with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited (Fulcrum) and Essar’s subsidiary company Stanlow Terminals Limited to create a new facility which will convert non-recyclable household waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports. This innovative bio-refinery will

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Going beyond the utilization of difficult to process solid waste feedstocks to produce advanced, sustainable biofuels, Velocys is also now using carbon capture usage and storage of CO2 at their plants that will enable net negative emissions transportation fuels. Find out the limits, the scale-up

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop Summary Report

(U.S. Deprtment of Energy) The Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop, coordinated by the Bioenergy Technologies Office, gathered experts in the fields of waste management, solid materials handling, and biofuel and bioproduct development and production to give presentations. The workshop explored the potential of using the various

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

CSIR Develops Hybrid Solar-Biodiesel Power Plant for Renewable Energy in Remote Areas

by Vijay Mohan (Tribune News Service) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed an off-grid solar and biodiesel hybrid power plant that could pave the way for small scale renewable energy generation for uninterrupted power in remote areas, villages and hilly areas. A prototype of the system, having

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Innovations in Bioprocess Tech for Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA’s Bruce Dien shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 focusing on the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois and recent success of NCAUR research. From biorefineries, advanced ethanol and biobutanol, biomass related research in corn, pennycress, napiergrass, cellulosic biofuels, fermentation,

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Fintoil, Partly Owned by Taaleri, Invests More than EUR 100 Million in a Biorefinery in Hamina

(Taaleri/Globe Newswire) Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

NREL Reports Sustainability Benchmarks for Plastics Recycling and Redesign

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers developing renewable plastics and exploring new processes for plastics upcycling and recycling technologies will now be able to easily baseline their efforts to current manufacturing practices to understand if their efforts will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Benchmark data calculated and compiled at the

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

New York DEC Opens Comment Period on Proposed Food Recycling Regs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Jan. 27 released proposed regulations to implement the Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Act, which was enacted in 2019 and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022. The legislation altered state law to require businesses that

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainability Plan 2030: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Avantium just released its Sustainability Plan ‘Chain Reaction 2030’, highlighting the company’s ambitious vision to achieve a fossil-free chemical industry by 2050. By outlining future plans and next steps alongside a series of case studies, Chain Reaction 2030 demonstrates the actions Avantium will take to

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Big News for the Big Heavy: As Renewable Diesel Surges, HONEYWELL UOP Dials up a One-Step Process to Collapse Capex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s news from Planet Honeywell UOP, that they’ve achieved a one-step conversion to renewable diesel for selected feedstocks. It’s notable for two reasons. First, it reduces the capex for certain eligible feedstocks — right now, think quality plant oils, not rendering fats or used cooking oil.

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

World First in the Netherlands by KLM, Shell and Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management: First Passenger Flight Performed with Sustainable Synthetic Kerosene

(KLM) For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced today during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene and KLM, operating the flight,

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

JAL Successfully Operates a Commercial Flight Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel Produced in Japan

(Japan Airlines) Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, reiterated its commitment to further preserve the environment by operating a commercial flight from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka airport using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The product was a blend of traditional jet kerosene

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel, all 9 billion gallons built, under construction, in planning – Take a deep dive into the latest hot renewable diesel news and a special Digest presentation that asks will all of these billions of gallons fleet get built? If not, who are the potential

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

British Airways Fuels Its Future with Second Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

(LanzaTech/LanzaJet)  British Airways is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, USA •British Airways will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’sflights from late 2022 •Deal also involves LanzaJet

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Energy Inks Multi-Year RNG Supply Contract with LA Metro

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of clean fuels to the transportation market, says the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has signed a new agreement for an estimated 47.5 million gallons of renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel its transit bus fleet. This agreement will

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Thune, Shaheen Reintroduce Bill to Advance Renewable Fuel Technologies

(Office of Senator John Thune (R-SD)) Bill would require EPA to approve proven technologies, expedite review of others — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations that have gone without approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) despite the fuels already being

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

NetJets Invests in WasteFuel, Commits to Purchase 100 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Over the Next Decade

(NetJets/Globe Newswire)  The World’s Largest Private Jet Company Buys a Stake in the Production of SAF  —  NetJets today (February 4, 2021) announces it has made a significant investment in WasteFuel, a next generation waste to fuel company that aims to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making it the

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

UGI International Forms Exclusive, Strategic Partnership with bioLPG Producer Ekobenz to Drive bioLPG Availability in Europe

(UGI Corporation/BusinessWire)  UGI International to hold exclusive rights to Ekobenz’ bioLPG supply, providing strong platform for growth across the European region; Partnership boosts UGI International’s sustainable fuels portfolio in Europe and supports customer´s need to reduce carbon footprint and achieve decarbonisation targets; A significant milestone in UGI International’s decarbonisation strategy

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Future Fuels Change the Balance of Power

by Chris Edwards (Engineering and Technology) Renewables may actually keep carbon fuels going for decades to come, but a new group of energy-rich countries will emerge.  — …    The question is what these new vehicles will use instead. For most European governments, the answer for most cars and light

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogas Survey In Wisconsin

(BioCycle agazine)  The Wisconsin Biogas Council reports the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin-Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) and University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (UWSP) have initiated a statewide Biogas Feedstock and Industry Survey. “The survey aims to explore and assess the current status, challenges, and future opportunities of biogas facilities

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Aemetis Opens Bid Proposal Process for $2 billion Offtake Agreement for “Carbon Zero” Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuels

(Aemetis) Aircraft and Trucks to be Supplied with ‘Carbon Zero’ Drop-In Biofuels using Solar and Hydro Electricity-Powered Systems to Convert Renewable Hydrogen and Biomass into Biofuel — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that it has opened the bid proposal process for $2 billion of offtake contracts for the launch of the Aemetis

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste Makes Haste – D.O.E., SABIC, TOTAL, PLASTIC ENERGY Racing to Recycle Plastics into Higher-Value Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released the Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap. Originally announced in November 2019, the Plastics Innovation Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

New Gas for Climate Policy Paper Calls for a Binding Target for 11% Renewable Gas by 2030

(Gas for Climate) Gas for Climate advocates in new policy paper, that by 2030, 11% of all gas consumed in the EU should be renewable gas; The envisioned binding target is supported by two sub-targets for 8% sustainable biomethane and 3% renewable hydrogen. The target should be introduced in the

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Is Hot! 584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in 33 Countries, Ways2H Expansion, Preem, Siemens and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in 33 countries by the end of this year, Ways2H’s fundraising and expansion on new orders

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Pulls out of Velocys/British Airways Project to Build the UK’s First Commercial SAF Production Plant

(GreenAir Online) Shell has pulled its support for the Velocys/British Airways Altalto project, which plans to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from municipal waste in a new plant due to be constructed at Immingham in north-east England. The oil major, which was supplying commercial and technical expertise to the project,

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

7 Things to Know about Renewable Natural Gas

by Tom Cyrs & John Feldmann (GreenBiz) … A new research paper by WRI (World Research Institute) examines the potential of renewable natural gas as a climate strategy. The paper provides detailed guidance on assessing renewable natural gas potential and climate impacts, evaluating its role in decarbonization and identifying effective policy

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Reducing CO2 Emissions via Next-Gen Industrial Processes – Brimstone Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …At Brimstone Energy, we developed a process to co-generate cement and hydrogen while eliminating process emissions. If clean energy were used, our process could be CO2-free. Q: What stage of development are you? Choose one: Proof of concept stage – in the lab or in

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Commercial CCU Plant Using LanzaTech Technology Receives RSB Advanced Products Certification

(Lanza Tech)  Carbon Recycling Facility leads the way in production of sustainable materials with world leading certification  —  The Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy  Technology Co., Ltd. a joint-venture between carbon recycler, LanzaTech, Shougang Group Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, Tangshan Caofeidian Beijing-Hebei Cooperation Green Industry Investment

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Scaled to Feedstock: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem & Saola Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Unlocking value at traditional biorefineries is like the holy grail. A partnership between NextChem and Saola Energy has unlocked smaller-scale conversion of corn oil to renewable diesel, with economics that work — already, biorefineries have shifted from being corn oil feedstock suppliers to entering into

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Soaring Gevo Rocks to $2B Valuation – What Happened? How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The management kept costs trimmed, laid out a plan for deployment, and waited for the storms to pass. And as was said in Casablanca, “waited and waited and waited.” The stock dipped to just 49 cents a share last summer, after a series of dilutions,

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

SAIL Planning to Set up India’s First Gas-to-Ethanol Plant in Chandrapur

(Asian Age)  It would cost around Rs 400 crore for to set up the plant, of which 20 per cent ‘viable gas funding’ will be provided by the government–SAIL with the help of the Centre is planning to set up India’s first gas to ethanol plant at its ferro alloy

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Boeing Planning to Debut 100% Biofuel Planes by 2030

by Sarah George (edie.net/Eurative)  Boeing has already completed one commercial flight using 100% biofuel in 2018 –Boeing Co has unveiled plans to deliver commercial aircraft capable of using 100% biofuel by 2030. Using existing technologies under current regulations, it can only use biofuel blends of up to 50%, EURACTIV’s media partner,

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Bolivia Announces New Biodiesel Production Plan

(Merco Press) Bolivia will build ecological diesel and biodiesel plants to reduce imports of liquid fuels, Hydrocarbon and Energy Minister Franklin Molina announced over this past weekend. The official underlined that the goal was to further the industrialization process in order to, in turn, cut down both foreign trade expenditures

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Cost, Production, Applications and Implications: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen Competitiveness

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Full decarbonisation requires a multidimensional strategy, which has spurred renewed interest in hydrogen and technological advances and early demonstration projects have significantly lowered the cost of many hydrogen applications. The Digest culled the best visuals and graphs from The Hydrogen Council’s report, “Path to hydrogen

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Quebec Inks Contract for One of the World’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Plants

by Jeff Lagerquist (Yahoo! Finance) Investment in green hydrogen production is expected to exceed US$1 billion annually by 2023. — Quebec is a step closer to building one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants, as the province looks to rival Alberta’s plan to become Canada’s hub for the zero-emissions

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Industry on the “RISE” in 2021

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB experts share how industry continues to “Rise” to any challenge — The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE”. This week the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Preem Plant Increases Production of Renewable Diesel by 40 Percent

(Preem/PR Newswire) Following a redevelopment of Preem’s Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant in Gothenburg, the plant’s production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40 percent. And for the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100 percent renewable products. “The redevelopment means that Preem has increased its domestic production

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Buyer Announced for Shuttered Trash Plant

by Anne Berleant (Ellsworth American) Delta Thermo Energy will be the new owner of Coastal Resources of Maine, the waste-to-biofuel facility in Hampden that has had a dramatic, if short, history since opening in April 2019. The facility closed in May of 2019 and was subsequently placed in receivership. “We’re very

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

S&P Global Platts Launches SAF and HVO Values in Asia

(Associated Press/PR Newswire/S&P Global) S&P Global Platts (“Platts”), the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has launched new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) price assessments in Southeast Asia effective January 18, 2021. The new assessments will enhance transparency in

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

From Waste to Profits and Products: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How do you recycle mixed and complex waste? What about waste that can’t be recycled? These are the questions that Mike Hart, CEO of Sierra Energy tackles in this illuminating slide guide that looks at waste generation by region, zero waste goals, FastOx gasification as

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and Request for Information

(U.S. Department of Energy) In January, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap. Announced in November 2019, the Plastics Innovation Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel’s Rising Tide

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine)  An update on U.S. renewable diesel projects—operational, expanding, under construction and proposed—giving new purpose to aging oil refineries. The report represents a transformative volume of nearly 5.5 billion gallons of new or potential capacity. The appeal of stacking the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit on top

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Holding Strong: U.S. Biodiesel Producers Surveyed

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine’s late-2020 survey of producers tells the story of a resilient, changing industry that’s taken mostly indirect hits from the pandemic. Many producers lowered, but later ramped back up, production in 2020. This publication’s survey of U.S. biomass-based diesel producers, conducted in early December,

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Boost for the Global Deployment of Licella’s Innovative Cat-HTR™ Technology as Global Plastics Licensee Mura Technology Partners with Leading Engineering Firm KBR

(Licella) Licella Holdings (‘Licella’), Mura’s largest single shareholder, congratulate Mura Technology (‘Mura’), UK-based developer and licensee of their Cat-HTR™ platform, on announcing a global partnership with KBR, a leading international provider of science, technology and engineering solutions. The new partnership supports the global deployment of Licella’s commercial-ready Cat-HTR™ chemical recycling solution for post-consumer plastic

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Aviation Sector and NGOs Agree on Sustainability of Future Fuels

(European Climate Foundation) Given that EU leaders have committed to achieving a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050, there is a growing focus on how to accelerate the transition towards climate-neutral aviation. As the European Union is about to unveil new targets for sustainable aviation fuel in 2021, a group of major European

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Stora Enso’s Biogas Partnership with Gasum Turns Waste into Green Energy

(Stora Enso) The production of Multicopy paper is about to contribute to the biofuel production in Sweden. The energy company Gasum and Stora Enso will together turn waste into renewable green energy. Wastewater can be a challenge for mills. Vast volumes of process water containing organic residues need to be treated.

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Greenergy Invests in Advanced Biofuels Project

(Greenergy) Greenergy announces its continued commitment to renewables through an investment in advanced biofuels. Utilising a combination of existing technologies, the project will create low carbon fuels from waste tyre feedstock. The project will utilise pyrolysis and hydrotreating technologies to convert waste tyres into renewable drop-in advanced biofuels that can be

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Truly Renewable Energy: The Importance of Organics Recycling in a Decarbonized Future

by Shawn Kreloff (Bioenergy Devco/Biofuels Digest) … But what if we could replace a significant amount of these fossil fuels with renewable natural gas (RNG) or Green Hydrogen created solely from advanced processing of organic residuals – byproducts that would otherwise decompose into methane and contribute to the increase in

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Total and Engie Partner to Develop France’s Largest Site for the Production of Green Hydrogen from 100% Renewable Electricity

(Total)  Total and Engie have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South region. Located at the heart of Total’s La Mède biorefinery and powered by solar farms with a total capacity of

January 16, 2021 Read Full Article

NW Natural and BioCarbN Form Innovative Renewable Natural Gas Partnership with Tyson Foods

(Business Wire) RNG supply will be dedicated to NW Natural Oregon customers —  NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN), is partnering with BioCarbN, a developer and operator of sustainable infrastructure projects, to convert methane from some of Tyson Foods facilities into renewable natural gas (RNG) to

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: MBP Solutions Biofuels, Biogas Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are adding value to biological by-products through our 5 core competencies: Product and Application Expertise, International Sales & Marketing, Legal Compliance, Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. … We offer a wide variety of specialist services, including by-product and waste collection and handling, as

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable DME: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Taking trash to treasure to a new level, renewable Dimethyl Ethercan be made from animal manure, food and agriculture waste, landfill gas and wood. Oberon Fuels’ President, Rebecca Boudreaux, PhD shared this illuminating slide guide that dives into Oberon’s small-scale production process, the 1st fuel-grade

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Honeywell Introduces Simplified Technology to Produce Renewable Diesel

(Honeywell UOP)  Honeywell UOP Ecofining™ single-stage process produces cleaner-burning high-cetane transportation fuels chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel  — Honeywell today announced that it has introduced a single-stage UOP Ecofining™ technology offering for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution that is

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogas Bull Market of 2021: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Vanguard Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The agriculture and waste revolution continues — these are not your Dad’s inputs, or Dad’s outputs either. If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, check out this slide guide from Vanguard Renewables CEO John Hanselman that takes a look at their newest biogas and renewable natural

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

South by Yeast: Ginkgo Acquires a Venture that Sputtered but Never Failed to Intrigue

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It was styled as a biofuels and biochemical producer, founded back in the heady days of the Recovery Act in February 2009, focused on developing high value oils and animal feeds by fermentation of low cost substrates. The business, as former CEO Colin South once described

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

TruStar Energy Continues to Drive Down Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Heavy Duty Transportation with Renewable Natural Gas

(TruStar Energy/BusinessWire)  TruStar Energy, a market leader in renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel supply for the transportation sector, today announced a successful 2020 and aggressive growth plans to continue transitioning heavy duty United States transportation from diesel to lower cost, cleaner alternatives. “The future of renewable heavy-duty transportation is here now,

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Could Sustainable Fuel Derived from Cooking Oil Help Aviation Navigate to a Cleaner Future?

by Zhaki Abdullah (Channel News Asia)  … Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will play a major role in this new normal for aviation, said Jonathan Wood, Neste’s Europe and Asia-Pacific vice president for renewable aviation. The term refers to biofuels that can be derived from a variety of sources, ranging from used

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Florida PSC Approves Renewable Natural Gas Service for Florida City Gas

(Florida Public Service Commission/EIN Presswire)  The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Service tariff for Florida City Gas (FCG).  FCG can now offer services to convert biogas into usable renewable natural gas, and receive and transport RNG through its distribution system on behalf

January 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Battling America’s ‘Dirty Secret’: Climate Change Raises the Risk from Failing Sewage Systems.

by Sarah Kaplan (Washington Post) … (Catherine Coleman) Flowers has a vision for a better septic system. It’s cheap to buy and easy to run. It’s equipped with sensors that can monitor for signs of pathogens, including the coronavirus. Instead of allowing sewage to seep into the ground, the system separates

January 11, 2021 Read Full Article
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