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Biodiesel Synthesis Using Chicken Manure Biochar and Waste Cooking Oil
August 25, 2017 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jong-MinJung, et al.  (Biosource Technology)  Biodiesel synthesis using chicken manure biochar.  Establish a green platform for producing biodiesel using chicken manure biochar. Enhanced yield of biodiesel using chicken manure biochar due to strong catalytic capability. 95.6% of …

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021
July 28, 2017 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North …

Ethanol Exports Dip in April, as India and Philippines Disappear from Market
June 5, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  … Noticeably absent from the April roster were India and the Philippines. Together, the two counties imported more than 50 mg of U.S. ethanol in March, and India had been the third-leading market …

Ethanol Activities in South Korea, Vietnam Highlight Importance of Policy’s Role In Trade
May 26, 2017 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not only provide insights on ethanol …

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea
May 9, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Jin-Suk Lee and Kyu-Young Kang (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Since Korea imports over 95% of its energy demand, thus energy security has always been an important driver in the national agenda. In addition, CO2 mitigation has …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

Government Invests 10 Billion in University’s Poop-to-Currency Project
March 13, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Shin (The Korea Bizwire)  “Ttong-bonwi-hwapae” literally translates into “poop standard currency.” And the government is investing 10 billion won ($8.65 million) over the next five years to turn this human waste-to-currency idea into …

How Brown Rot Fungi Could Lead to More Efficient Biofuels Production
February 28, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(Lab Manager/U.S. Department of Energy)  Wood’s complex structure makes it highly resistant to biological or chemical decomposition. The structure includes cellulose, long chains of linked sugar molecules, embedded in a scaffolding of a chemical known …

2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record
February 20, 2017 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary …

Amber Waves of Gain: BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang to Launch Asian JV for Bio-Succinic
December 20, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Korea, BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang Corporation signed a LOI for a joint venture in China to produce up to 36,000 metric tons of bio-succinic acid per year.
It’s not …

Scientists Find Way to Turn Waste Gas into Biofuel
November 21, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by  Brooks Hays (UPI)  Chemical engineer Jae Sung Lee said the research will offer a “new opportunity for recycling CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals.”  —  Researchers have developed a new way to turn captured …

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed
November 17, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Lina Jang (The Korea Bizwire)  Pukyong National University announced Wednesday that graduate student Seonwoo In-young (26), recently succeeded in producing bioethanol using dead seaweed that washed ashore after a tropical storm.
Seaweed plays an essential …

Chinese Ethanol Almost Competitive Enough to Export
September 12, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Xiaojuan Gao (Platts)  The export arbitrage for China ethanol has narrowed to the point where transactions could be occurring very soon, market participants said Friday, citing a combination of factors including increasing international ethanol market …

Algal Bloom in Korea presents both Crisis and Opportunity
September 11, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Oh Soo-young (Algae Industry Magazine/Arirang News)  Oh Soo-young reports for Arirang News in South Korea that, while algae are damaging local ecosystems, numerous researchers in Korea are turning the crisis into opportunity. The number of …

$26/gallon to $2.05 in 42 months: The Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet
August 1, 2016 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest and BioChannel.TV released “Sustainable Fuels on Troubled Waters”, the Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet — a documentary profile on the US …

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports
June 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from Midwest soy  —  Makers of renewable fuels derived from the vast soybean fields across the …

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo
June 24, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building global ethanol export demand developed by the organization and its domestic partners, including the Renewable …

Scientists Turning Human Waste into Biofuel in South Korea
June 1, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Hays (UPI)  Researchers in South Korea have turned a bathroom into a laboratory for sustainable energy. They’re turning human waste into biofuel.
The experimental bathroom features a waterless toilet system that breaks down human …

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region
May 18, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other grain exports and has expanded its efforts to include ethanol and dried distillers grains with …

Exports Give U.S. Ethanol Producers an Outlet for Surplus
April 11, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Omah.com/Bloomberg)  At the Plymouth Energy plant in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt — where homegrown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American dependence on foreign oil — every drop of ethanol goes …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —
At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …

Turning Gut Bacteria Into Bioplastic Factories
April 4, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(Asian Scientist)  E. coli, a common gut bacteria, can be engineered to produce biodegradable polymers for use in surgical sutures, among other applications.  — A Korean research team has engineered gut bacteria to create non-natural polymers …

GS Caltex to Build Plant for Biobutanol in H1
March 25, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Lee Seo-young (Korea Herald)  GS Caltex will begin the construction of a plant for mass-production of biobutanol, a renewable biofuel for cars that can be used as a substitute for gasoline, during the first …

Korean Company Enters JV to Produce Bioethanol in Laos
March 11, 2016 – 9:47 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  South Korea’s TN Energy has entered into an agreement with Lao State Fuel to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce Power Gasoline-branded bioethanol fuel.
The JV, to be called Lao K-tech, will …

Bioenergy 2016 — June 30-July 3, 2016 — Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
March 10, 2016 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy 2016  —  June 30-July 3, 2016   —   Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade  —  Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past and continues to do so today. Bioenergy 2016 will showcase the bioenergy research in a global …

DATA CHECK: For Innovation, No Magic in 3% Rule
March 1, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Mervis (Science Magazine)  Science policy wonks use the ratio of research spending to overall economic activity to judge whether a country is investing enough in innovation. For decades 3% has been the magic number, …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

South Korea Planning To File Charges Against Volkswagen Exec: Report
January 20, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Michael Ballaban (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Criminal Charges Coming Against Volkswagen’s People  —  We haven’t seen much by the way of actual, personal, criminal consequences for Volkswagen executives, but the first round of charges coming down …

Facing U.S. Storm, VW Set for Easier Ride in Europe on Emissions Scandal
January 11, 2016 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Lewis and Kirstin Ridley (Reuters) Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is unlikely to face U.S.-style fines in Europe over its emissions scandal because of a softer regulatory regime and its home country Germany’s determination to protect its …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?
In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets
December 15, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal;
Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Pigs Can Regulate Sulfur in Distiller Grains
November 16, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(AgriNews)  Distillers dried grains with solubles, a co-product of the ethanol industry, is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets.  However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data is limited on the amount …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea DEADLINE: November 30, 2015
October 27, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea     DEADLINE:  November 30, 2015

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   —   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past and continues to do so today. Bioenergy 2016 will showcase the bioenergy research in a …

6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
October 27, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy  —   June 30 to July 03, 2016  —   KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   —   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past and continues to do so today. Bioenergy 2016 will showcase the bioenergy research in a …

To Be, or Not to Be…Butanol and The Case of a Global Sustainable Society
October 15, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Dr Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest/Emerging Technologies Division of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  … Globally it has been recognized that there is an urgent need to create paradigm shifting disruptive technology that would help sustain individual …

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants
September 22, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety of grain-related businesses around the state, including Marquis Energy LLC, a 140 MMgy ethanol plant …

VW Says 11 Million Cars Affected Globally as Scandal Widens
September 22, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Chris Reiter (Bloomberg/MSN.com)  Volkswagen AG said irregularities on diesel- emission readings extend to 11 million vehicles around the world, forcing the German carmaker to set aside 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) in an initial …

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution
August 25, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home and abroad, and have the potential to resolve many issues around the globe, writes Tom …

New Family of Chemical Structures Remove CO2 from Gas Mixtures
July 17, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm University/Biomass Magazine)  A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide. The new chemical structures, known as zeolites, have been …

EPA Touts Biodiesel Made from Recycled Cooking Oil
July 10, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Sean Lin (Taipai Times)  The EPA said more than 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel per year are made from recycled cooking oil, which have an estimated total value of about NT$3 billion
The Environmental Protection Administration …

9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology — March 16-18, 2015 — Daegu, South Korea
June 30, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology  —  March 16-18, 2015 — Daegu, South Korea

The 9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology (ibio-2016) is dedicated to the dissemination of advanced knowledge in all areas of Industrial Biotechnology. It is designed to let scientists and business executives from the different …

GS Caltex to Build Biobutanol Plant
June 3, 2015 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Yonhap News Agency)  GS Caltex Co., South Korea’s second-largest refiner, plans to build a 50 billion won (US$44 million) plant to produce biobutanol, a biofuel, the presidential office said Tuesday.
The announcement, which was made as …

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant
April 6, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.  Second district Representative Lilia Nuño said the Van Kessel Inc. is putting up an Ethanol …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

4 Minutes with… Gookche Jeon, Senior Researcher, KBCH and KRIBB
February 17, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … I’m going to make and manage web site about white biotech portal such as biosugar, bioplastic, biorefienry etc. Also, our project team are working on comercializing and developing some biochemicals such …

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication
February 8, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 …

Beyond Boats To China
January 19, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms?
The prospect of China reissuing distillers grains import …

Opening Channels For Export
January 19, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is teaming up with Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on a new four-way partnership in ethanol export …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

You Can Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Fuel Factories
December 30, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Mark Hay (Good Magazine)  At some point in your life, Escherichia coli has probably brought you to your knees topray to the porcelain god. Common bacteria that often live harmlessly in the guts of …

FEATURE: Taiwan Regressing in Biofuel, Waste Oil Policy
December 30, 2014 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by  Elizabeth Hsu (Taipai Times) … At a time when most industrialized countries have found bright solutions for dealing with waste cooking oil, Taiwan seems to be stuck in the dark ages, with unethical businesses …

Conventional Gasoline Models are Expected to Represent Less Than Half of Vehicles Sold Worldwide by 2017
December 23, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Stop-start capability anticipated to be the most important innovation in improving fuel efficiency, report concludes
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the emerging global market for technologies that improve fuel economy, including global …

Fancy Writing on Paper Made from Seaweed?
December 22, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Allan Koay (The Star Online)  The Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, smells like the sea. …  Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi, director of the university’s Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, …

Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market: Energy
December 5, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Mario Parker (The Washington Post/Bloomberg)  The U.S. is adding ethanol to the list of fuels it dominates in world markets.
Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest …

Growth Energy Explores Export Opportunities in Panama and Peru
November 10, 2014 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy participated in a market development mission with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to explore export opportunities for U.S. ethanol in Panama and Peru. Alex Marquis, Logistics Manager …

Purdue Study Uncovers Details on Plant Building Blocks
September 26, 2014 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Purdue University researchers said Wednesday they have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could make it easier to break down plant materials used to …

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report
September 16, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate said on Tuesday.
“The next 15 …

Biodiesel Push Leads to Big Fall in Indonesia Fuel Import
August 21, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(The Rakyat Post) Previously ranked as Asia’s top diesel importer, now No 3 Indonesia is expected to take a third less of the fuel this year as demand from mining falters and biodiesel use in transport …

Grains Council Working on Ethanol Exports
July 25, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working on promoting exports of U.S. ethanol through a partnership between USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
“We’ve been working …

Japanese Cars Soda Drinks Show Future for Abengoa Biofuel
June 12, 2014 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Rodrigo Orihuela (Bloomberg)  Abengoa SA (ABG/P), the Spanish renewable energy company investing in biofuels, is in talks with Japanese car manufacturers and soft-drink makers to help them develop products ranging from bottles to chemicals.
“All …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

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

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

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.
The bulk of mandates …

No Matter the Question, the Answer is Four: Four-Carbon Molecules and the Big Opportunity for Biotech
October 17, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the world of chemists, they are known as the C4s, and they are a target these days for just about anyone who can figure out a way to make them. …

Drought Resistant Biofuel Plant Tested for Potential Large Scale Production
July 17, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by ANI (Yahoo! News)  …”It is thought that Jatropha’s future lies in further improvement of Jatropha for large-scale production on marginal, non-food croplands through breeding and/or biotechnology,” John E. Carlson, professor of molecular genetics at Penn …

South Korea to Build Biofuel Plant in Aceh
July 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(The Jakarta Post)  PT Goca Enc, a subsidiary of a South Korean company, plans to build a biofuel processing plant and a biofuel-fired power plant in Pidie Jaya regency, Aceh.
Goca Enc president director Jang Eun …

Expanding Trade Opportunities in South Korea and Japan
May 30, 2013 – 8:56 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Association)  As part of the RFA’s commitment to increasing ethanol export markets, I recently had the unique opportunity to join the U.S. Grains Council on a trade mission to South …

Does BlueFire Still Burn in the County?
March 7, 2013 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Adam Armour (Itawamba County Times)  Work on the proposed Fulton ethanol plant has come to a standstill. But does that mean the project’s been canceled?
… After the project’s announcement in 2009, two years of …

Irvine Renewable Fuels Firm Halts Work on Mississippi Plant
March 4, 2013 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jane Yu (Orange County Business Journal)  Irvine-based renewable fuels maker BlueFire Renewables Inc. has halted construction work on a plant planned for Fulton, Miss. plant.
BlueFire converts non-food resources, such as trash, wood waste and …

The Potential of Di-Methyl Ether (DME) as an Alternative Fuel for Compression-Ignition Engines: A Review
January 17, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Constantine Arcoumanis, Choongsik Bae, Roy Crookes, Eiji Kinoshita (Fuel/Science Direct)  This paper reviews the properties and application of di-methyl ether (DME) as a candidate fuel for compression-ignition engines. DME is produced by the conversion of …

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges
December 27, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Emily Bruns (Ashton Gasette)  In an effort to evolve with the constant changes and challenges within a $50 billion industry, Rochelle’s Illinois River Energy ethanol plant began producing and industrial corn oil on Nov. …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.
We’re …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Highly Efficient Production of Advanced Biofuel by Metabolically Engineered Microorganism
October 25, 2012 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)…Utilizing systems metabolic engineering, a Korean research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has succeeded in demonstrating an optimized process to increase …

Milestones Reached: Cellulosic Ethanol Is Arriving, with Commissioning under Way and More Than 100 MMgy under Construction.
October 14, 2012 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The next five years—the often scoffed mantra of cellulosic ethanol developers—is getting whittled down to the next year or two. A milestone was reached this year when Blue Sugars …

New Method of Turning Sewage Sludge into Biodiesel is Low-Cost, High-Yield
October 12, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Derek Markham (Treehugger) …A team of researchers in South Korea have developed a new process for converting the lipids in sewage sludge into biodiesel, at not only a lower cost than conventional biodiesel, but …

Heard it Through the Grapevine: Useful Facts and Scuttlebutt from the Algae Biomass Summit
September 27, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jobs, global expansion, proteins vs fuels, new R&D funding – all the big issues are under debate both on and off the floor at the Algae Biomass Summit.
…Jobs   Dr. John …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

Soybean Quality, Yield Susceptible to Manmade Materials in Soil
August 26, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation/Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials—now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens—may be detrimental to the quality and yield of crops, as reported in a paper in …

Korea Feed Group Asks U.S. To Curb Corn, Soybean Use In Biofuel
July 23, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jae Hur (Bloomberg)  South Korea’s top grain importer has urged the U.S. to consider cutting the use of corn and soybeans in biofuel production to ensure stable food supplies as prices soar amid the …

SucreSource Signs GS Caltex
February 16, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(SucreSource/PRNewsWire)  First Cellulose-to-Sugar Plant Sale and Partnership
SucreSource, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueFire Renewables, Inc., has signed agreements with GS Caltex, a Korean petroleum company, to build a cellulose to sugar plant in Korea.
“This agreement …

The 10 Top Unanswered Biofuels Questions for 2011
December 14, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Your calls and emails are always the highlight of our days. Most questions can be answered johnny-on-the-spot. Some are still out there and well worth arguing over. Here are the …

Mario Garnero Addresses Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia on ‘Powerhouse Nations’
December 12, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  Mario Garnero, Chairman of Brasilinvest, Brazil’s pioneer merchant bank, stated that BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) can no longer be simply described as ‘Emerging Markets’. Their economic, political and energy status make …

Iowa Development Authority to Weigh Incentives for South Korean Project
October 28, 2011 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Development authority to weigh help for feed additive firm’s Fort Dodge plan
Iowa’s new public-private economic development authority begins with a bang today, considering incentives for a $324 million project …

Traffic Jams Reduce Hydrolytic Efficiency of Cellulase on Cellulose Surface
September 8, 2011 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Kiyohiko Igarashi, Takayuki Uchihashi, Anu Koivula, Masahisa Wada, Satoshi Kimura, Tetsuaki Okamoto, Merja Penttilä, Toshio Ando, and Masahiro Samejima (Science Magazine)   A deeper mechanistic understanding of the saccharification of cellulosic biomass could enhance the efficiency of biofuels development. We report here …

Oil Palm Residue Could Solve Food vs. Biofuel Debate
August 23, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Ismira Lutfia   (Jakarta Globe)  The millions of tons of fibrous residue produced by palm oil plantations across the country could soon become a major source of raw material for renewable fuel.
Over the past …

Giant King Grass Pellets Tested By Korea Forest Research Institute
July 25, 2011 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/Viaspace)  – VIASPACE Inc., a clean energy company growing Giant King™ Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., provided results of testing of Giant King Grass energy pellets by …

Korea Leads Marine Biofuel Industry
May 18, 2011 – 8:19 am | No Comment

(Arirang News)  Marine plants are being cultivated in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea.
This is seaweed named gracilaria, which was used generations ago to treat fevers.
However, nowadays, this plant is primarily used as a …

Posco and LanzaTech to Collaborate on Renewable Energy
February 22, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Posco, one of the largest steel producers in the world, covering the implementation of its gas fermentation technology to convert the steel maker’s flue gases to ethanol and other …

Chinese Academy Inks Deal with Republic of Korea University on Algae Biodiesel Research
December 8, 2010 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(People’s Daily)  A Chinese science academy in east China’s Shandong Province has clinched a deal to introduce photobioreactor technology from Chosun University in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to aid the former’s research on mass …

Seaweed-Based Biofuel Farm to Rise in Aurora
May 12, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Manny Galvez  (The Philippean Star)  The government plans to develop a $5-million (P220-million) ethanol farm at a 100-hectare site in the province using the Korean technology of extracting ethanol from seaweed.
Sen. Edgardo Angara told The …

Salt Water: The Tangy Taste of Energy Freedom
April 9, 2010 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scott Carpenter once noted that we know more about the heavens than the sea — but for biofuels, there is every urgent reason to look carefully to salt-friendly projects that …

For The First Time, Researchers Harvest Raw Electric Current Directly From Algae
April 5, 2010 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Popular Science) …But a collaboration of Korean and Californian researchers wanted to take raw electricity directly from algae themselves by harvesting electrons.
Using the common Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a test subject, the researchers applied what’s known …