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Agreement Signed by 6 Companies to Collaborate on Biofuels, Feedstocks between Japan, South Korea

(Eneos/Biobased Diesel Daily) DS Dansuk Co. Ltd., Eneos Corp., HMLP Co. Ltd., Nomura Jimusho Inc., Yoshikawa Yushi Co. Ltd. and Sapporo Yushi Co. Ltd. announced March 22 that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year designed

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Phillips 66 Announces Major Milestone in Production of Renewable Diesel

(Phillips 66/Business Wire)  Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) today announced a major milestone in its conversion of the San Francisco refinery into the Rodeo Renewable Energy Complex, expanding commercial scale production of renewable diesel. The Rodeo Renewed project has progressed, with the facility

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Pretreatment Anaerobic Digestion technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Energy production from sewage sludge especially at small-scale using Anaerobic Digestion typically does not produce significant value with the current available AD technology due to low Carbon Conversion Efficiency (generally less than 50%). Here a team

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Biomass to Liquid Fuels: We Need Commercial Scale Gen 2 Success

by Doug Rivers (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... And while advances have been made in the materials handling and pretreatment of these feedstocks, commercial scale attempts produce ethanol have been met with multiple and highly visible failures measured in at least hundreds

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Novozymes Launches Quara® LowP for Renewable Diesel fFedstock Pre-treatment

(Novozymes/Yahoo! Finance) Novozymes, a global leader in biosolutions, marks a significant milestone in the renewable diesel and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) industry with the launch of Quara® LowP, an enzymatic solution designed to transform the feedstock pre-treatment process.  As the world seeks

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Novozymes Launches Quara® LowP for Renewable Diesel Feedstock Pre-treatment

(Novozymes) Novozymes, a global leader in biosolutions, marks a significant milestone in the renewable diesel and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) industry with the launch of Quara® LowP, an enzymatic solution designed to transform the feedstock pre-treatment process.  --  As the world seeks

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Imperial Announces Progress with RD Project, Coprocessing Trials Public Comment DEADLINE December 8, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Phillips 66 on Oct. 27 confirmed the renewables conversion of its refinery in Rodeo, California, is progressing on schedule with startup expected during the first quarter of 2024. Once fully operational, the facility will have the

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Material Handling

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium analyzed a primary challenge in the design of a biorefinery — — the storage, transport, and reactor feeding of the biomass feedstocks, as material handling/feeding is prone

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NARA Launches Campaign to Educate Public, Government on Organics-Recycling Benefits of Rendering

(North American Renderers Association)  The North American Renderers Association has just released a useful infographic, titled, “Organics Recycling: How Recycling Food Waste with Rendering Creates Value & Ensures Sustainability,” as a part of its information campaign on the subject. The colorful and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Scale-Up Portfolio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Converting Existing Industrial Facilities into Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize the Gulf Coast) Digest WEBINARS returned to the airwaves again this past week and we were fortunate to have Melich Seefeldt, Vice President Business Development, Europe for Praj Industries as our guide on a tour of

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE Feedstock Technologies Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The DOE’s Feedstock Technologies program focuses on challenges and barriers crucial to reaching program goals, including: Feedstock Availability and Cost Production; Feedstock Genetics and Variety Improvement; Sustainable Harvesting; Feedstock Quality; Biomass Storage Systems; Biomass Physical State

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and Task X

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by DOE as a collaborative effort among researchers from 9 National Labs. The key ideas? 1. Biomass feedstock properties are variable and different from other Commodities. 2. Empirical approaches to

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Feedstock Filtration Success

(Biofuels International/Amafilter®)  ...  By using filtration technology throughout the various stages of the feedstock process, larger batch sizes can be produced with greater quality and without damaging equipment or creating blockages. Furthermore, with the use of filtration technology, consistency within batches

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Yokogawa and Phytochem Products to Collaborate on Recovery Technology for Bio-based Ingredients

by Mary Bailey (Chemical Engineering)  Yokogawa Solution Service Corp. and Phytochem Products Inc. announced the signing of an agreement whereby the two companies will collaborate in the development of a technology for the extraction of functional ingredients and biofuels from byproducts that have been

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Chevron Renewable Energy Group Breaks Ground on Lower Carbon Feedstock Expansion Project

(Chevron Renewable Energy Group) Chevron Renewable Energy Group broke ground on the expansion of its Emden, Germany biorefinery during a ceremony held on Saturday. The expansion project includes the addition of a pretreatment system at the facility, which is expected to

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SPOTLIGHT | SAF Feedstock Flexibility via Pretreatment

(SAF Magazine)  With the Distinct Knowhow that BDI BioEnergy Has Gained Regarding Oils and Fats in General Since the Early 1990s, the Company Knows All the Critical Factors and Is Able to Provide Appropriate, Tailor-Made Solutions. With demand for SAF feedstocks

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Sustainable Science: BYU Professors Use Special Bacteria to Turn Waste into Renewable Energy

by Shelby Clark (Brigham Young University) For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s overview of Renewable Carbon Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g.,

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National Laboratory Pilot Plants Help Industry De-Risk Biofuel Processes

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) We are witnessing a renaissance of innovation in sustainable fuels. Established corporations and small startups around the world are proposing novel solutions for turning abundant renewable carbon resources into energy-dense, low-carbon fuels that are key

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Sustainability of Biofuels: The Feedstock Challenge

by Manfred Baumgartner (BDI-BioEnergy International) Refiners need to face up to the issue of sustainability and climate targets and become greener, and therefore move more in the direction of renewable diesel. My presentation gives an overview of the feedstocks that can be

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Montana Renewables Completes Ramp up, Processes Low-CI Feedstock

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine) Montana Renewables completed ramp up of unit operations and delivered the successful startup of a feedstock pretreatment unit during the second quarter of 2023. The Great Falls, Montana-based facility produces renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels

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Crown’s Next Step in Biofuel Innovation

by  Bill Morphew (Biobased Diesel Daily) Crown’s recently completed Liquids Pilot Plant offers customers access to a state-of-the-art continuous-process environment. As the world decarbonizes transportation fuels, the role of liquid biofuels will expand. The production of renewable diesel within the U.S. has

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Cargill Puts Missouri Bootheel Soy-Crush Project on Hold

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Cargill has put its plans to build a new soybean-processing facility in Pemiscot County, Missouri, on hold, a Cargill representative confirmed with Biobased Diesel Daily®. ... In May 2022, Cargill made public its intention to build a

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SPOTLIGHT: BDI BioEnergy - Future Feedstock Flexibility with Pretreatment

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) BDI BioEnergy’s Manfred Baumgartner discusses how companies can better prepare for the evolving feedstock landscape. ... Having the ability to adapt to utilize lower-quality feedstocks will be a key parameter in the success of many operations, from

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Can We Replace All Crude Oil within 20 Years with Cellulosic Liquid Hydrocarbons?

by Charles Forsberg and Bruce Dale (Biofuels Digest)  In the United States, crude oil products provide 48% of the total energy to the final customer: residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Replacement of crude oil products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, chemical feed

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Biofuel Investments Benefit Farmers

by Parker Schulte (Brownfield Ag News) Biofuel investments and the current expansion of U.S. soybean crush capacity are helping to improve farmers’ bottom lines, especially in areas that were previously underserved. In this episode of Fueling Conversations, Mac Marshall, vice president of

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Biogas: TotalEnergies Acquires a Stake in Ductor to Jointly Develop New Projects Using Its Innovative Technology

(TotalEnergies) TotalEnergies has acquired a 20% stake in Ductor, a Finland-based start-up that has developed an innovative technology to process high-nitrogen organic waste, such as poultry manure, which is usually difficult to use for biomethane production. By allowing the treatment

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Reformed Energy Announces Plans to Build Texas Waste-to-Energy Plant

(Reformed Energy) Garbage and other waste streams to be used to produce clean jet fuel, diesel fuel, electrical power.  -- Reformed Energy Inc., a Texas corporation, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain intellectual property for a

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S’pore Home to World’s Largest Production Facility for Jet Fuel Made from Waste Materials

by Kok Yufeng (The Straits Times) Singapore is now home to the world’s largest production facility for jet fuel made from waste materials like used cooking oil and animal fats – a significant step in the nation’s drive to reduce carbon

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Two-Year Study Aims to Develop Project Using Wind Energy to Generate Hydrogen Offshore

by Kurt Sansone (Malta Today)  University of Malta researchers are investigating the offshore production of green hydrogen by combining floating wind turbines and an innovative energy storage system. ... The project also foresees the use of an innovative piston technology developed by

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UK and US Look to Strengthen SAF Development Ties

by James Murray (Business Green)  Transport Secretary Mark Harper to co-chair Sustainable Aviation Fuels Investment Summit in Detroit -- The UK's Transport Secretary Mark Harper has travelled to the US this week for a series of meetings designed to boost co-operation

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Will Low Carbon ‘Fuel’ Ag’s Next Golden Age?

by Mike Wilson (Farm Progress)  Oil, ag processors combine to expand demand for low carbon oilseeds. -- ... There is a scenario unfolding that could keep this bull market hot for several years, even if high prices ‘cure’ high prices

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Next Step in Alder’s Commercialization Journey: Introducing Pioneer & Full-Time Skid Operations

by y Matt Sherick and Derek Vardon (Alder/Biofuels Digest)  This week, Alder reached a key milestone in the scale-up of Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) production by commissioning a pilot skid at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Alder’s proprietary technology fractionates fast pyrolysis

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Greasezilla Ramps Up Production of Low Carbon Intensity Waste Feedstock for Biofuels Industry

(Greasezilla/Downey Ridge Environmental Company/PR Zen)  As a proven leader in FOG separation and waste reduction, Greasezilla is making its mark on the renewable fuels industry. -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company's rapid expansion of GreasezillaTM fats, oils and grease (FOG) separation and

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Oleo-X Launches Merchant Pretreatment Facility for Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Feedstocks

(Oleo-X/PR Newswire) -Oleo-X, a leading innovator and producer of premium renewable fuel feedstocks, today announced the launch of its world-class renewable diesel (“RD”) and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) feedstock merchant pretreatment facility. In addition to the facility launch, Oleo-X announced

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Is the Biodiesel Industry on the Ropes?

by Mindy Ward (Farm Progress/Missouri Ruralist)  Renewable diesel came out swinging, winning the West Coast, but it’s still the underdog in soybean country. BATTLE ROYALE: Farmers are caught in the middle of a supply struggle in the biofuels industry. It’s

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Cargill Expands Crush Capacity to Meet Strong Domestic and International Demand for Australian Canola and Cottonseed Oil

(Cargill/PR Newswire) Cargill today (April f26, 2023) announced an investment of US$50 million (A$73m) to upgrade and expand its Newcastle, Narrabri and Footscray oilseed crush facilities. This investment will help Cargill cater to the rising demand from customers for canola and cottonseed

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Biofuels Growth Is about 'Adding Value' for Farmers and Communities

by Jenny Schlecht (AgWeb) North Dakota has three soybean crush plants in the works. Those largely will produce soybean meal for animal feed. But a big and growing piece of the puzzle is biofuels made from soybean oil. ... The region — and

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Increasing Waste Feedstock Supply Comes with Its Challenges

(Biofuels International) Carlos Rodríguez Gaya, head of product management and technical service, purification EMEA, outlines the year ahead for the company. Over the past year multiple new investment projects to produce hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and/or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) were

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DOE Helps Industry Leverage Bioenergy Feedstock Expertise DEADLINE April 14, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched an initiative that aims to help industry and universities leverage the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium’s capabilities to help solve real-world problems that the bioenergy and bioproduct

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Preem Performs Successful Productions Tests of Enviro’s Recovered Pyrolysis Oil

(Enviro) Scandinavian Enviro Systems (publ) ("Enviro", "the Company”) has been informed that the fuel company Preem has performed successful production tests of the recovered pyrolysis oil that Enviro recently supplied.  In November last year, the fuel company Preem placed an order with Enviro for recovered

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Increasing Waste Feedstock Supply Comes with Its Challenges

(Biofuels International/Clariant) Carlos Rodríguez Gaya, head of product management and technical service, purification EMEA, outlines the year ahead for the company. Over the past year multiple new investment projects to produce hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and/or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

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Feedstock Imperatives: What Biobased Diesel Producers Need to Know to Develop a Common-Sense Feedstock Specification.

by Christine Riedl (Biobased Diesel Daily/BDI-BioEnergy International) In the most relevant market newsletters, feedstocks like used cooking oil (UCO) or animal fats are specified by the free fatty acid (FFA) content, moisture, insoluble impurities and unsaponifiable matter (MIU), and sometimes

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Announces Off-Take Agreement with Cattlemen's Heritage Beef Company, Planned Expansion of Bellevue, Nebraska, Plant

(Darling Ingredients/CISION)  Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), the world's leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cattlemen's Heritage Beef Company to purchase the off-take from its planned

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Will Ethanol Fuel a Low-Carbon Future?

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News) After decades of false starts, cellulosic ethanol may arrive just as the chemical and fuel industries clamor for a low-carbon feedstock  -- Cellulosic ethanol has been 5 years away for decades. It’s a trope,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts of Feedstock Variability in Bioconversion Processes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by DOE as a collaborative effort among researchers from 9 National Labs. It’s Key Ideas? That biomass feedstock properties are variable and different from other commodities; and, that empirical

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $118 Million to Accelerate Domestic Biofuel Production

(U.S. Department of Energy) 17 Projects Will Boost Production of Biofuels for Consumer and Freight Transportation in America, Support President Biden’s Decarbonization and Climate Agenda -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $118 million in funding for 17 projects

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The Feedstock Whisperers: BETO’s Upgraded Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Is Open for Business

by Katie Carnahan and Michelle Goff (Idaho National Laboratory/Biofuels Digest)  ... The upgraded Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addresses many of the challenges facing the U.S. bioenergy industry. The research conducted at the facility

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction for SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US generates ~10 million tons municipal wastewater sludges/year Disposal to land or landfills is limited, expensive. The Opportunity is to convert sludges to fuels using Hydrothermal Liquefaction. Conversion of sludges to ‘biocrude’, for upgrading

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Something Big is Coming

by Keith Loria (Biodiesel Magazine)  City by city, Greasezilla is conquering problems derived from excessive fats, oils and grease waste. -- When fats, oils and grease (FOG) separation technology Greasezilla was developed by Downey Ridge Environmental Co. nearly 20 years

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Lifting Up Production

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In recent years, many ethanol producers have started migrating toward a more diversified biorefining model as they adapt to changing markets and changing times. The enzymes industry has not only kept pace with this

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Balancing Feedstock System Performance and Quality

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) According to the experts at the Idaho National Laboratory, The feedstock challenge lies in the inherent variability of biomass feedstock affects the ability to optimize processing and conversion processes, ultimately decreasing plant economics. So, the

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Alfa Laval to Supply Feedstock-Pretreatment Systems to CVR Energy

(Alfa Laval/Biobased Diesel Daily) Alfa Laval announced Dec. 14 that it has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of CVR Energy Inc., a U.S.-based renewable fuels and petroleum refining company, to supply processing systems for feedstock pretreatment*, part of

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Cargill to Buy Soybean Processor and Oil Refiner Owensboro Grain

by Karl Plume (Reuters) Cargill Inc has agreed to acquire soybean processor and refiner Owensboro Grain Company in a deal that would expand its oilseed crush capacity to meet rising demand for food, feed and biofuel, the agricultural commodities trader said

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to BTG Bioliquids

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BTG Bioliquids technology enables customers to turn biomass residues into a renewable fuel: fast pyrolysis bio-oil (FPBO). FPBO can be used to replace crude oil, so that more fossil resources can stay untouched.Managing Director Gerard

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Leading the Way to Cleaner, More Affordable, American-Made Fuel

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE)) There’s no reason why the U.S. should be reliant on authoritarian regimes like Iran, Russia, and Venezuela to supply the fuel we need.  We have more than enough resources to restore our energy independence

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Next Generation Logistics Systems for Delivering Optimal Biomass Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This continuing Project with DOE BETO regarding improved logistics builds on advances in two previous High Tonnage projects (Pine at AU; Switchgrass at Genera). The project goal is to evaluate a state-of-the-art biomass merchandizing and

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Biomass Feedstock Preprocessing Solutions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Idaho National Lab’s very own Bioenergy Program Lead, Lynn Wendt, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC on how they are working on mitigating risk from beginning to end with biomass feedstocks, how to respond

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Of German Fries and French Fries: Chevron REG Begins to Expand Again

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... CREG has broken ground on the expansion of its Emden, Germany biorefinery , located where the River Erns meets the sea on the extreme northwestern German coast. ... The expansion includes the addition of a pretreatment

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Greenergy Expands Biodiesel Manufacturing in Amsterdam

(Greenergy) Greenergy, Europe’s largest producer of biodiesel from wastes, announced today that it is increasing production in its Amsterdam biodiesel manufacturing plant by over 25%. As part of the investment the company is also upgrading its pre-treatment processing capability to treat

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The Digest’s 2022 State of Advanced Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week on ABLC CONNECT, we looked at the world of Advanced ethanol – markets, players, technologies, policy. 2G ethanol, sugarcane, ethanol as an intermediate, and advanced yield opportunities. We were fortunate to be joined

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Chevron Renewable Energy Group Breaks Ground on Lower Carbon Feedstock Expansion Project

(Chevron Renewable Energy Group) Chevron Renewable Energy Group broke ground on the expansion of its Emden, Germany biorefinery during a ceremony held on Saturday. The expansion project includes the addition of a pretreatment system at the facility, which is expected

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ROBIN Debuts THE CLARIANT CHANNEL

(Biofuels Digest)  Now on ROBIN, up to the minute video and presentations, events and background from Europe's dominant player in 2G ethanol and in many chemicals markets. All content is available on THE CLARIANT CHANNEL, part of your ROBIN streaming

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Biological Pre-Hydrolysis and Thermal Pretreatment Applied for Anaerobic Digestion Improvement: Kinetic Study and Statistical Variable Selection

by Y.El Gnaoui, A.Frimane, N.Lahboubi, C.Herrmann, M.Barz, H.EL Bari (Cleaner Waste Systems) • Biological prehydrolysis and thermal treatment were used to improve anaerobic digestion. • The higher methane yield was reached at BPH 37 °C for 20 h followed 55 °C for 20 h. • Statistical

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Effect of Alkali-NaOH Pretreatment on Methane Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Date Palm Waste

by Nabila Lahboubi, Fadoua Karouach, Mohammed Bakraoui, Yasser El Gnaoui, Azzouz Essamri, Hassan El Bari (Ecological Engineering and Environmental Technology)  Anaerobic digestion of the date palm empty fruit bunch is a promising technology for both solid waste management and biogas

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Effect of Thermal Pretreatment on the Kinetic Parameters of Anaerobic Digestion from Recycled Pulp and Paper Sludge

by Habchi Sanae, Lahboubi Nabila, Karouach Fadoua, Naim Ikram, Lahlou Yahya, Bakraoui Mohammed, Sallek Brahim, El Bari Hassan (Ecological Engineering and Environmental Technology)  This paper investigates the influence of thermal pretreatment on kinetic parameters based on four kinetic models: Modified

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HF Sinclair Commenced Production of Renewable Diesel at The Artesia, New Mexico Renewable Diesel Facility

(Biofuels Central)  HF Sinclair Commenced production of renewable diesel at the Artesia, New Mexico renewable diesel facility.... The Cheyenne renewable diesel unit (“RDU”) was mechanically complete in the fourth quarter of 2021 and fully operational in the first quarter of 2022,

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The Feedstock Challenge

(Biofuels International) The processing of oils and fats into biofuels, regardless of whether they are waste oils or crude vegetable oils, requires pretreatment before the feedstock can be utilised in a biodiesel or hydrogenation process (HVO, HEFA, sustainable aviation fuel

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Inflationary Pressures, Shifting Macroeconomic Conditions Push Ceres to Halt Canola-Crush Project

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Ceres Global Ag Corp. is suspending its canola-crush project in Northgate, Saskatchewan, Canada, the company announced June 24. “The corporation’s decision to pause the project is due to a variety of factors, including but

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Petrobras and Vallourec Join to Invest in the Production of Bio-Oil from Eucalyptus Plantations

(PetroNotícias (Google Translation))  ... After trumpeting around the four corners that the company's focus would only be exploration and production, today (1st) it announces a partnership with Vallourec (one of the world leaders in premium tubular solutions) to evaluate opportunities

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Fabricating a Future for Biodiesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) With prices for cleaner feedstocks through the roof, Tactical Fabrication and Smisson-Mathis Energy have forged an all-inclusive, turnkey model for biodiesel production based on the least desirable and lowest-cost materials. After years of development, they

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Tharaldson Ethanol Plant Joins Opposition to North Dakota Soybean Crushing Project

by Jeff Beach (InForUm)  The North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton, North Dakota, is expected to crush 42.5 million bushels of soybeans in the first year and is a joint venture between the Minnesota Soybean Processors and Louisiana-based CGB

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Alfa Laval to Acquire Desmet, a World Leader in Edible Oil and Biofuel Processing

(Alfa Laval) Alfa Laval has signed an agreement to acquire Desmet, part of the Desmet Ballestra Group, a world leader in engineering and supplying processing plants and technologies for edible oils and biofuel sectors. The acquisition will strengthen Alfa Laval’s position

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Greasezilla Partners with LEND Environmental to Produce Premium UCO and Brown Grease Biofuels in Los Angeles

(Greasezilla)  Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla® fats, oils and grease (FOG) and used cooking oil (UCO) separation and processing system, is partnering with LEND Environmental to accelerate recycling of used cooking oil and grease trap waste across southern

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NextChem and Saola Energy have partnered to provide renewable diesel sized to your feedstock supply. Find out how as well as how their tech obtains high yields in SAF production, how hydrogen solutions can further

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Near Net Zero 2G Ethanol and Cellulosic Sugar: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does Praj do simultaneous production of 2G ethanol and RNG from bagasse? What made the 3 cellulosic ethanol for Oil Marketing Cosin India successful? Where do Praj’s Celluniti and enfinity platforms fit in for

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De-Risking Biorefinery Scale-up and Startup: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FCIC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and coordinates efforts among 9 labs – big ones like NREL, ORNL, Sandia, INL and others. Check out the

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Agilyx, Virgin Group, REG, Louisiana Green Fuels, Circular SynTech, and Others Advance on Waste-to-Fuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Just in the last few days, it’s been all about low carbon, lower carbon, net-zero carbon – and all of it from waste. Virgin Group and Agilyx’s strategic partnership to produce lower carbon fuel from

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Renewable Energy Group Announces Strategic Investment in Expanded Low Carbon Feedstock Processing in Europe

(Renewable Energy Group/Business Wire) Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) (NASDAQ: REGI) will install a state-of-the-art pretreatment facility in Germany, enabling the company to refine some of the lowest carbon intensity, hardest to convert waste fats and oils for bio-based diesel production.

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SAF Is Soarin’: Neste, Shell, World Energy, Itochu, Aemetis, Vertimass Making Advances as Capacity Is Set to Ramp

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  Big players with access to affordable capital, too — making the limiting barriers more about affordable feedstock and a drive to squeeze every point out of the Carbon Intensity by strategic siting of projects. Netse and

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Aemetis India to Acquire Site for Biodiesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Feedstock Refining Facility

(Aemetis) India biodiesel plant adds pre-treatment facility to convert crude tallow into refined tallow for biodiesel production and export of feedstock to California  --  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced today that the

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An Important Message to Food Companies and Their Investors: Stop Paying to Landfill Waste

(Green Energy Biofuel/EIN Presswire)  With Green Energy Biofuel, food companies that pay to landfill waste can turn cost centers into revenue streams and satisfy investors by going—and making—green. --  Despite ESG goals and investor pressure to go green, some of the

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South Dakota Soybean Processors to Build New Multi-Seed Crush Plant

(Biobased Diesel Daily) South Dakota Soybean Processors LLC announced plans Feb. 9 to construct a multi-seed processing plant near Mitchell, South Dakota. The plant will have the capacity to process 35 million bushels of soybeans annually, or the equivalent 1 million

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Will Sustainable Fuel Power Your Farm Equipment In 10 Years?

by Jenna Hoffman (AgWeb)  ... With sustainable aviation fuel on the rise, (ProFarmer Policy Analyst Jim) Wiesemeyer begs the question of whether there will be a push to power farm equipment with renewable fuels.  AgriTalk Host Chip Flory sees the possibility

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Farmers Get Newly Developed Pongamia Pod Decorticators & Oil Extraction Machines To Improve Biofuel Production

by Chintu Das  (Krishi Jagran) The Centre, in collaboration with the Karnataka government, has distributed newly developed pongamia (karanj) pod decorticators and oil extraction machines to farmers to improve biofuel production in the country, in order to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of

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Garbage Changing the Game? How Municipal Waste Is Becoming a Bioenergy Champion

by Michelle Goff (Idaho National Laboratory) As our global need for sustainable fuel grows, bioenergy is one resource that holds the key to unlocking a cleaner, more renewable energy future. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) bioenergy researcher Rebecca Brown is leading new research that supports

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Marathon Announces Progress on Renewable Diesel Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Marathon Petroleum Corp. is working to optimize operations at its renewable diesel plant in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is ready to begin construction on the conversion of its refinery in Martinez, California. The company is also

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$375M Soybean Crushing Plant to Be Built in Norfolk, Company Says

by Matt Olberding (Lincoln Journal Star) ... "Soybean oil is one of the main feedstocks in biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel," Ritzman said. "As more states continue to pass low-carbon fuel standards, these clean and drop-in alternative fuels are

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Greasezilla Grows to Godzilla Size – More than Doubles Operational Systems in 2022

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla

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The Economic and Environmental Value of Brown Grease for the Biofuels Industry

(Greasezilla) Transforming brown grease from nuisance waste to renewable resource  ... The EPA estimates that between 800 and 17,000 pounds of grease trap waste is produced per restaurant, per year. When separated into its basic components, grease trap waste can

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Big FOG Disposal Challenge in the Big Easy

by Brian Levine (Greasezilla)  Safeway Used Oil & Grease finds their solution with Greasezilla  -- New Orleans boasts more than 1,400 eateries offering a delectable and diverse selection of Creole, Cajun, and international cuisines to an estimated nineteen million tourists each

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FCL to Enter Joint Venture to Construct Integrated Agriculture Complex

(Federated Cooperatives Limited) Federated Co-operative Limited (FCL) is pleased to announce they have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture (JV) partnership with AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT Foods). The newly formed JV will look to

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Advanced Feedstocks Represent a Generational Opportunity – Here’s How to Take It

by Mikala Grubb  (Haldor Topsoe)  The global transition to sustainably produced fuels offers refiners, biorefiners, and investors a once-in-a-generation-sized opportunity. The key to taking it will be advanced feedstocks, as detailed in this column which uncovers how to make the

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Pre-treatment for the Production of Renewable Diesel

(Biofuels International) Desmet Ballestra Group expertise lies in the oils and fats industry and this has helped it play an important rose in the biofuels market. ... Desmet Ballestra Group was founded in 1946. We are a technology provider mainly focussing on

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KU to Conduct Research to Make Paddy Waste Useful for Industries

by Neeraj Mohan (Hindustan Times)  The department of biotechnology of the Kurukshetra University is set to conduct research to make paddy straw useful for industries and generate additional income for farmers -- The department has received a grant of ₹14 lakh

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The Key to a Successful Cellulosic Ethanol Project

by Mallikarjun Navalgund (Praj Industries/Biofuels Digest)  ... Ethanol is a currently available solution and is being deployed to mitigate emissions from the transportation sector via the legacy energy infrastructure that has existed for over a century. The first generation(1G)/conventional ethanol industry

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Waste Not, Want Not: New Process Turns Manure into Fatty Acids

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin--Madison)  University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have demonstrated a new process for transforming a plentiful Wisconsin waste into fatty acids, energy-rich molecules that can be used to make fuels and a wide range of important

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CGB and MN Soybean Processors Announce Plans to Build State-of-the-Art Soybean Processing Plant in North Dakota

(CGB Enterprises/Associated Press)  CGB Enterprises, Inc. (CGB) and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) today announced that they have formed a joint venture for the construction of a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton, North Dakota. North Dakota Soybean Processors, LLC, jointly owned

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INL Researchers Investigate Loblolly Pine Flow Issues

by Lynn Wendt (Idaho National Laboratory) ... Loblolly pine, or more specifically the pine residue from commercial tree harvesting in Southern U.S. forests, has the potential for a major impact on bioenergy infrastructure. Its low cost and widespread abundance have

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Sinclair Selects ARA’s HCU Pretreat for Renewable Diesel Project at its Sinclair, Wyoming Refinery

(Applied Research Associates/Globe Newswire)  Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) today announced the licensing of its patented Hydrothermal Cleanup feedstock pretreatment technology (“HCU Pretreat”) to Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (Sinclair) for the development of a 7,500 BPD renewable feedstock pretreatment unit at

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Facility Design: Food Waste Preprocessing

by Jim Miller and Craig Coker (BioCycle Magazine)  When installing a preprocessing system, considerations include storage of incoming food waste, and selection of flooring and bunker walls that can withstand a harsh environment. Part I As described in the recent two-part

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Construction Begins on Nebraska Plant to Pretreat Animal Fats for Renewable Diesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) JST Global LLC, a joint venture between Tyson Foods and Jacob Stern & Sons, began construction on a facility in mid-September that will pretreat animal fats for the growing renewable diesel industry. The 6.5-acre project site

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Competitive Edge: Applied Biorefinery Sciences’ HWE Biomass Tech and Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... In today’s Digest, find out how ABS is studying HWE (hot water extraction) for producing cellulosic ethanol, their development stage right now, HWE’s advantages over other cellulosic ethanol / biorefining technologies in five areas,

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Valmet to Rebuild Pretreatment System for Danish Biorefinery

(Biofuels International) Valmet is set to rebuild a pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021 and the delivery is planned for the first half of

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Coproducts Revenue Rising

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) New benchmarking information points strongly toward a growing percentage of overall plant income streaming from ethanol’s ancillary outputs. Data from 65 participating facilities show revenue from coproducts averaged 27% of total plant revenue in

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CVR Energy Takes Wait-and-See Approach on Feedstock Prices for Renewable Diesel Conversions

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) CVR Energy is waiting to complete its hydrocracker conversion for renewable diesel production in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, due to high feedstock prices, CEO David Lamp said in a second-quarter conference call on the company’s earnings. The

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Pretreating Nuisance Green Algae with Lye, Urea Increases Bacterial Production of Biogas

(American Institute of Physics/Phys.Org) For more than 60 years, algae have been studied as a potential feedstock for biofuel production, but the cellulose in their cell wall makes it hard to access the critical molecules inside and convert them to biogas. In

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50% Energy Savings: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Yilkins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here’s the latest on energy efficient biomass drying and torrefaction equipment which uses 50% less energy than traditional technologies and reduces total supply chain costs (transport, storage, footprint), with a cost per gigajoule equal or better

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Greasezilla Announces $8M Investment from Sheltowee CleanTech Fund

(WaterWorld) Greasezilla is actively seeking new FOG (fats, oils and grease) processing locations nationwide for joint ventures with government and private operators  -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™ FOG separation and processing systems, announces that Sheltowee CleanTech Fund I,

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Getting It Renewable Ready

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine)  As renewable diesel producers source an array of low-quality, low-carbon inputs, they’re tapping biodiesel’s seasoned pretreatment technology providers for customized feedstock preparation solutions, both on and offsite. From used cooking oil (UCO) and distillers corn oil

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Liquefaction

by John Holladay and Zia Haq (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and U.S. DOE, Bioenergy Technologies Office) In November 2020, PNNL facilitated an international workshop on HTL for SAF production. Present an overview of findings • Quick overview of HTL • Details from the

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One-Step Peracetic Acid Pretreatment of Hardwood and Softwood Biomass for Platform Chemicals Production

Chandan Kundu, Shanthi Priya Samudrala, Mahmud Arman Kibria & Sankar Bhattacharya (Scientific Reports) Lignocellulosic biomass is an attractive renewable resource to produce biofuel or platform chemicals. Efficient and cost-effective conversion systems of lignocellulosic biomass depend on their appropriate pretreatment processes.

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Greasezilla Announces $8 Million Investment from Sheltowee CleanTech Fund for New Site Development

(Greasezilla) Greasezilla is actively seeking new FOG (fats, oils and grease) processing locations nationwide for joint ventures with government and private operators -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™ FOG separation and processing systems, announces that Sheltowee CleanTech Fund I, LLC, is

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SAF: Bioethanol Production from Sunflower Biomass

(UABIO)  ...  In Ukraine, there are about 20 producers of bioethanol with a total capacity of over 300 thousand tons/year, but there are only 8 companies with a total capacity of 128 thousand tons/year that really produce bioethanol. Raw materials for bioethanol

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Viterra Plans to Build Supersized Canola Crush Plant in Regina, Saskatchewan

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Ag network company Viterra plans to build a new canola crushing facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. The company says it’s in the feasibility stage to finalize the plant’s capabilities and design. The initial targeted annual

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2021 Project Peer Review—Presentation Database

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its 2021 Project Peer Review virtually on March 8‒12, 2021; March 15‒16, 2021; and March 22‒26, 2021. Presentations for all sessions can be found in the searchable database below. For more information,

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Next-Gen Logistics and Blending: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This U.S. Department of Energy BETO project’s biomass blend concept will allow biorefineries to utilize a much larger proportion of the land within their procurement radius, thereby enabling larger scale, more economically feasible facilities to

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Greasezilla Network Distributes Advanced Biofuel Globally

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In West Virginia, Greasezilla developed an international distribution network to manage sales of its advanced biofuel byproduct on behalf of its customers. Greasezilla systems produce a Brown Grease Advanced Biofuel in nearly every region of the

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Biomass to Sugar Conversion Mechanisms: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Pretreatment and Enzymes for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Get the latest on thermochemical pretreatment and enzymatic reactions for biofuels and biochemicals production from Rajesh Gupta from Lee Enterprises Consulting in this illuminating slide guide. From lignocellulosic and algal biomass, comparison of popular pretreatment

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From Sawdust to Ethanol and Green Chemicals

by Eva-Marie Byberg and Ylva Strömstedt (Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals/EurActiv) In the High Coast area of Sweden lies a company committed to tackling climate change by making use of the residues from the forestry industry. With a unique technology ready

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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

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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

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Biochemical, Deacetylation and Mechanical Refining Process: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s Biomass Deconstruction

What does an ideal biomass deconstruction process need? Find out in this illuminating slide guide from Xiaowen Chen, Senior Chemical Engineer in the Catalytic Carbon Transformation and Scale-up Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Also take a peek into NREL’s

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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

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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

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Green Energy Biofuel Expands Waste Processing Capabilities, Seeks New Markets

(Bio-Based Diesel Daily/Green Energy Biofuel) Green Energy Biofuel stands ready to provide waste recycling solutions for a variety of businesses and industries in the Southeast by turning costly liabilities into savings. Companies can leverage Green Energy Biofuel to help meet their

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Greasezilla to Kick-off 2021 with New Installations

(Biofuels International)  Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla, confirmed new installations will be completed in the next three months with at least 10 additional systems anticipated before the end of 2021. Chicago, New Orleans, Austin and Jacksonville will have

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Converting a Petroleum Diesel Refinery for Renewable Diesel

by Erin Chan (Burns & McDonnell)  As refiners consider renewable, low-carbon alternatives, renewable diesel — refined from agricultural products using petroleum refinery processes — is gaining traction. Rather than constructing new grassroots renewable diesel production units, refineries with existing hydroprocessing

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Agilyx and Braskem Announce Collaboration to Explore Advanced Recycling Project in North America

(Braskem) Agilyx Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilyx AS (Euronext Growth (Oslo): ("AGLX"), a pioneer in the advanced recycling of post-use plastics, and Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading

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Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Variability

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We all know variability is inherent to biomass, but what can you do about it? Lots! This ABLC2020 slide guide dives into feedstock variability and the work FCIC is coordinating across an impressive 6 national

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West Coast Company Supports B.C.’s Green Targets by Turning Waste into Biofuel

(BIV.com) West Coast Reduction Ltd. was recycling long before environmental sustainability was a consideration. The company is now instrumental in helping B.C. achieve its greenhouse gas reduction targets by supporting next-generation biofuel production. West Coast Reduction is the largest supplier of liquid renewable

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Modern Alchemy: University of North Dakota Aims to Turn Corn Stalks, Stems and Leaves into Jet Fuel

(University of North Dakota/News Wise)  One of the significant challenges for renewable alternative fuels could be solved if a consortium of research laboratories led by the University of North Dakota can turn corn waste into jet fuel. Wayne Seames, Chester Fritz Distinguished

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Renewable Diesel, Jet Fuel Surge: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greasezilla

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)While you may have waste fats, oils and greases or FOG after this week’s turkey dinner, technology has unlocked it as feedstock for renewable diesel, biodiesel and jet fuel, and the world-wide search is on from

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Lowering Tech Barriers to Grow Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are major barriers in growing a bioeconomy, but Idaho National Laboratory is tackling some of those by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the supply of sustainable biomass feedstock for conversion to

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Neste to Acquire Bunge's Refinery Plant in Rotterdam to Increase Raw Material Pretreatment Capacity for the Production of Renewable Products

(Neste) Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a purchase price of 258 million

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrofaction is Hot! Don’t take our word for it – dive into this new slide guide from Steeper Energy’s CEO Perry Toms who takes us through the progress towards commercial scale of Steeper’s hydrofaction technology

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Greasezilla Announces Plans to Launch Hub-and-Spoke Regional Systems for Biodiesel Manufacturers in 2021

(Greasezilla)  The FOG Separation System will provide biodiesel companies with a network of high-quality advanced biofuel feedstock to boost biodiesel production  -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™ announces it is in the final planning stages with several biodiesel manufacturers

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Sweden’s First Pyrolysis Oil Plant for Biofuel Production Proceeds with AFRY’s Support

(AFRY) Pyrocell AB will build the first plant in Sweden for processing sawdust into renewable bio-oil at Kastet's sawmill outside Gävle in Sweden. The construction project is run by Pyrocell AB, which is a company jointly owned by Setra and

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Waste Not, Want Not: INL Studies Potential of Municipal Solid Waste for Biofuels

by J. Richard Hess (Idaho National Laboratory)  ...Even though MSW (municipal solid waste) has great potential, not much was known about the cost and quality of feedstocks that could be derived from MSW or MSW blends for fuel production. In

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Biomass Pretreatment Innovations: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Forest Concepts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC Digital in July, Jim Dooley, Chief Technology Officer at Forest Concepts shared this illuminating presentation on the latest innovations in biomass pretreatments, how they maximize flowability, their crumbler solutions that can handle any

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Municipal Solid Waste to Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Fulcrum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Tackling two birds with one stone is what Fulcrum is doing with its trash to treasure fuel – dealing with waste disposal AND helping airlines reduce carbon emissions. Jim Macias, President and CEO of Fulcrum, shared this

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Biomass Feedstocks and Process Variability: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy leads the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, which is a collaborative effort among 9 labs to develop first-principles based knowledge and tools to understand and mitigate the effects of biomass feedstock and process

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Biomass Alliance for Logistics Efficiency and Specifications: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to BALES Bioenergy Feedstock Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bale analysis, probes, core samples – measuring and analysis of bioenergy feedstocks is key. In this illuminating slide guide from ABLC Digital, the Idaho National Laboratory, Antares Group, ASDI, and B Hames Consulting share how bale

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Axens’ Futurol Cellulosic Ethanol Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Overcoming Cellulosic Ethanol Challenges

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Axens has a range of renewable biofuels and biochemicals from renewable diesel and biojet fuel to cellulosic ethanol, ethylene, butadiene, and aromatics. But there have been challenges in the past with cellulosic ethanol that Axens has

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5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Enabling Lower-Cost Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) just released a new report that outlines five specific, yet broadly applicable, areas of focus to reduce costs in an integrated biorefinery. This analysis builds upon ongoing R&D strategies to lower

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Alliance BioEnergy Begins Testing 4th Gen Prototype of its Revolutionary Green Renewable Energy Technology

(Alliance BioEnergy/WallStreetOnline) Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (PINK: ALLM).Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc., is pleased to announce that its 4th generation Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) prototype is now completed and installed in our lab. Testing is in preparation and will begin this week. This 4th

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Joint Evolution: Technology Providers Have Adapted Their Pretreatment Offerings as the Biodiesel Industry Evolved to Rely More on Waste Feedstocks, and as Renewable Diesel Emerges.

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Markus Dielacher, CEO of BDI-BioEnergy International, says many companies offering pretreatment systems came from the vegetable oil side. “They started with clean feedstock and it worked,” he says. “We came from the other side,

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Clearing the FOG – Reclaiming Advanced Biofuel from Fats, Oils and Grease

by Ron Crosier (Downey Ridge Environmental Company/Biofuels Digest)  ... Critics of biofuels argue that biofuel feedstocks require vast amounts of arable land, water and other resources that would otherwise be used for food production. ... However, a new means for generating

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How Plastic Can Fit in a Circular Carbon Economy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Recycling and Upcycling Plastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve seen the staggering numbers, 78 million tons of annual plastics production, 98% virgin feedstock, and only 14% gets collected for recycling. So what do we do about it? Jay Fitzgerald from the Bioenergy technologies

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