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VTT and Neste Agreed on Building an Integrated Power-to-Liquids Demonstration for CO2 Capture, Green Hydrogen and E-Fuels Production

(VTT) Power-to-liquids technologies are on their way to commercialisation in scale and production of synthetic e-fuels is no longer science fiction. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. The end product is a

June 23, 2022 Read Full Article

BioFormate Bio-gasoline & SAF Blendstock: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Virent, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum developed its BioForming technology to create fuels and chemicals from a wide range of naturally occurring, renewable resources. And now they teamed up with Johnson Matthey to bring to market Virent’s proprietary tech for the production of BioFormate, enabling

June 16, 2022 Read Full Article

FEW Speakers Focus on Carbon, New Market Opportunities

by Tom Bryan and Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Hundreds gathered for the main session of 38th International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as some of the biggest names in biofuels spoke at the largest ethanol conference in the world. Tom Bryan, president of conference host BBI

June 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Inside Charm Industrial’s Big Bet on Corn Stalks for Carbon Removal

by James Temple (MIT Technology Review) The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove. In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on

June 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Hydrothermal Platform for Recycling Carbon: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments, said Dr. Alan Del Paggio, Licella’s SVP Americas, at the recent ABLC. How do they use water as the agent of change and turn biomass and mixed plastics into low CI biocrude? What

June 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Southwest Airlines Invests in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pilot Project Supported by the Department of Energy

(Southwest Airlines/PR Newswire) Carrier’s first-of-its-kind investment supports the development of technology intended to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel —  Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (“Southwest” or the “Company”) today announces an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC (SAFFiRE), a company formed by D3MAX, LLC (D3MAX), as part of a Department of Energy (DOE)-backed project

June 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Repsol, Aramco License Johnson Matthey, BP Technologies for eFuels Plant in Spain

(Johnson Matthey/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Johnson Matthey and BP announced May 25 that their codeveloped, groundbreaking Fischer Tropsch CANS™ technology and Johnson Matthey’s innovative reverse water gas shift technology, HyCOgen™, have been selected for use by Aramco and Repsol at a new synthetic fuels plant in Bilbao, Spain. The plant will be

May 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Fulcrum BioEnergy Successfully Starts Operations of Its Sierra BioFuels Plant

(Fulcrum BioEnergy) World’s first waste to fuels plant achieves major milestone with the production of syngas from landfill waste   —  Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a pioneer in the creation of net-zero carbon, drop-in transportation fuels from landfill waste, today announced the completion of commissioning and the initial operations of its Sierra BioFuels

May 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Own SAF Runway

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The world’s major airlines are racing to decarbonize air travel by backing and using sustainable aviation fuel. Much of it is now being produced via plant-based oils in tandem with renewable diesel. Soon, it may also come from ethanol.  —  … Speaking to the

May 23, 2022 Read Full Article

1 Billion Gallons Per Year by 2030: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo Carbohydrates to SAF

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In addition to new hot technologies, Gevo has a goal of 1 billion gallons per year of capacity or more by 2030. How can they achieve this? What is the status with Net-Zero 1 and its expected operation in 2025? What are the feedstocks?

May 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producers Urge Changes to RFS Rule to Boost Aviation Fuel

(Inside EPA) Biofuels producers, airlines and others are urging changes to EPA’s proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) rules to provide more flexibility to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that is the cornerstone of a Biden administration strategy to reduce carbon emissions from aircraft, warning that without such action the strategy

May 18, 2022 Read Full Article

The “Green Crude” SAF Alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Alder Fuels’ Chief Technology Officer, Derek Vardon, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC highlighting how they are seeing a future of gathering energy instead of drilling for it and how the solution for sustainable fuel is a load of rubbish – literally forest

May 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Co-Processing Cooperation: National Labs Working Together to Create Clean Energy Fuels

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Since 2018, a multi-laboratory consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and guided by an industrial advisory board, has focused on adding co-processing of bio-oils into existing refinery units with petroleum feedstocks to produce sustainable transportation fuels. Together, this consortium addresses the most critical

April 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels from Pyrolysis: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BTG Bioliquids

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BTG Bioliquids develops fast pyrolysis technology and FPBO applications as well as the commercialization of such technology and production of fast pyrolysis bio-oil. The BTG team gave this illuminating overview of their fast pyrolysis technology and commercial scale demo plant in the Netherlands at ABLC 2022

April 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Enerkem, Nova Chart New Path from Waste Plastic to Circularity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s Big Oil, Big Ag, Big Tech, Big Pharma there’s the Big Apple, the Big Easy, and now that Enerkem is joining the ranks of the ever-mightier with news of its latest $255 million capital raise, we better think of a category and Big SynGas might

April 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Amyris Starts Commisioning of Industry Leading Fermenation Plant

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), a leading synthetic biotechnology company accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable consumption through its Lab-to-Market™ technology platform today announced that it has started the commissioning of its new fermentation plant in Barra Bonita, Brazil. The greenfield site at Barra Bonita is a strategic investment with which Amyris leads

April 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels, Monomers, Carbon Sourcing: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Axens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a difference between renewable carbon and circular carbon, as noted in this illuminating ABLC slide guide from Axens. How does their circular carbon tech work? Who are they partnering with? How are they accelerating industrialization? From feedstock to products and technology, find out all

April 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Soap, Proteins and Highly Complex Molecules from CO2 – These Are the Winners of the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022” Innovation Award

(nova Institute) Large scale investments in CO2-based ethanol, methanol and aviation fuel are just around the corner – supporting climate protection and independence from fossil fuels. Participants of the “Conference on CO2-based Fuels & Chemicals 2022” elected the three innovation award winners. The award was organised by nova-Institute and CO2 Value Europe,

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

New Collaboration Sets SWISS to Become First Customer in 2023 for Synhelion’s Sun-to-Liquid Aviation Fuel

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) SWISS and the Lufthansa Group have entered into a strategic collaboration with solar aviation fuel pioneer Synhelion, which will enable SWISS to become the first airline to use sun-to-liquid fuel. Synhelion has developed a key technology for producing sustainable aviation fuel using concentrated solar heat to manufacture

March 30, 2022 Read Full Article

RNG, Renewable Fuels from Solar, Waste Wood & Carbon: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Third generation tech is what Aemetis calls it – using renewable fuels for carbon capture & sequestration siphons carbon from the atmosphere into crops which are converted into renewable fuels, then the solar energy is released as transportation energy while the CO2 from biofuels production

March 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Perdue AgriBusiness to Invest $59.1 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake

(Governor of Virginia)  Leading agriculture products company to increase production capacity, modernize soybean extraction facility — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Perdue AgriBusiness, a leading U.S. agriculture products and services company, will invest $59.1 million to expand its operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will modernize facilities and increase production of

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

AECOM Enters Strategic Partnership with Genifuel to Transform Algae and Wastewater Biosolids into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(AECOM)  AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Genifuel Corporation to scale production of carbon neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biogas from wild algae and biosolids. The partnership employs a patent-pending process developed by AECOM to harvest wild algae and a

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

New Bioprocesses for Lignin Valorization: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s Biological Lignin Work

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NREL is focusing on commodity productswith sufficient market sizes to aid biofuels production (e.g., adipic acid), working with Lignin Util. & SepConfor lignin substrates, and developing innovative biocatalysts and bioprocesses for lignin valorization. Get all the latest on their progress and research outcomes so far

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Three Partners, Two Problems, One Bioenergy Research Article Published

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (U.S. Department of Energy)  … The journal Nature Biotechnology recently published a paper featuring cutting-edge work funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The article details a carbon-negative platform that uses microorganisms to convert carbon captured from agricultural, industrial, and societal waste streams into useful chemicals.

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Greener Biofuel Production Beckons

(Chemical Processing) Novel electrocatalyst-based system operates at mild conditions and produces hydrogen — A research team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Wash., has developed a patent-pending system that uses a flow cell bioreactor to turn carbon previously considered unrecoverable from so-called biocrude (aqueous waste streams) into valuable

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Converting CO2 to Fuels: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Phytonix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bruce Dannenberg, CEO of Phytonix shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC Connect highlighting how Phytonix utilizes cyanobacteria engineered via synthetic biology to produce 1-butanol and potentially other higher alcohols. And there’s a sister company, CyanoMega, producing a novel microalgae for the sustainable production for

March 22, 2022 Read Full Article

GreenBiz 350 Podcast Episode 308: LanzaTech CEO Reflects

(GreenBiz)  A visit with ‘badass’ LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren (29:10) Jennifer Holmgren was thinking about retirement when she was recruited to lead the carbon recycling company LanzaTech. Under her leadership, the company has forged high-profile relationships to turn captured CO2 into materials for the likes of Zara, L’Oreal and Coty.

March 20, 2022 Read Full Article

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 California. The companies will set up additional locations to separate

March 17, 2022 Read Full Article

What Is eSAF, Why the Buzz and What’s Stopping It from Being Produced at Scale Today?

by Andreea Moyes and Peter Nowobilski (AIR bp and bp/Biofuels Digest)  With the aviation industry committed to curtailing lifecycle carbon emissions, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has an important role to play. Air bp is already working alongside airlines and airports around the world to deliver increasing volumes of SAF. However, while

March 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Now on Broadway: LanzaTech’s $2.2B SPAC Merger Takes the Advanced Bioeconomy’s Biggest Hit to an Even Bigger Stage

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Illinois, news arrived that LanzaTech will go public in a merger with the NASDAQ-traded blank check firm AMCI Acquisition Corp II. The deal is reported to value the company at $2.2 billion. The transaction is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately $275 million, comprised

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Beyond Fossil Carbon? Green Electricity Is Opening Doors to Low-Emission Alternatives for Making Fuels and Chemicals

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  With Extensive Data, Broad Analyses, and Detailed Models, NREL Scientists and Collaborators Stake the Boundaries of Producing Chemicals and Fuels From Carbon Dioxide, Biomass, and Renewable Electricity — … In fact, growing supplies of renewable electricity open exciting new doors for making identical products

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

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 FCIC’s latest slide guide on their current research areas, feedstock

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Hot Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Converting low-value biomass to bio-crude oil upgradable to advanced biofuels and chemicals at existing refineries via hydrofaction is hot. Find out how Steeper Energy is using hydrofaction for advanced biofuels in cost-effective ways and at scale, the latest on commercialization partners, and more.  READ MORE

February 23, 2022 Read Full Article

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 plastic waste. REG’s state-of-the-art pretreatment facility to refine some of

February 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Comstock Urges U.S. EPA to Expand Renewable Fuel Incentives for Biointermediates

(Comstock Mining)  Technologies Enable Dramatic Reduction in Carbon Intensity for America’s Decarbonization Portfolio  —  Comstock Mining Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced its submission of comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) calling for enhanced regulations governing the use of biomass-derived intermediates in the production of renewable

February 11, 2022 Read Full Article

RFA Supports EPA’s Proposed 2022 RFS Volumes, Urges Agency to Abandon Retroactive Cut to 2020 Volume

(Renewable Fuels Association) In comments submitted today (February 4, 2022) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association expressed strong support for the agency’s proposed 2022 renewable volume obligations (RVO) while opposing the proposed retroactive reduction of the previously finalized 2020 RVO requirements. In early December, EPA published its proposal to set

February 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Comment Periods on RFS RVO, SRE Rules to Close Feb. 4, Feb. 7

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Members of the biofuel industry who wish to comment on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020, 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVOs) have less than a week to do so. The public comment period on the proposed rule closes

February 2, 2022 Read Full Article

New DOE Request for Information Released on Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis Programs DEADLINE March 11, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a new request for information (RFI) on several priority areas relating to activities in the Conversion Research and Development (R&D) program, including: Improved Robustness of Microbial Cells (Category 1) Improved

February 1, 2022 Read Full Article

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 systems in operation during 2022, and that’s on top of

January 31, 2022 Read Full Article

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 yield resources for the biofuels and biodiesel industries. … Proper

January 28, 2022 Read Full Article

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 most of the enormous potential. … Add to this the

January 18, 2022 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy Jump to Light Speed: 10 Storylines Shaking the World: Exxon, J-M, KLM, UGI, Amyris, Tesla, Origin, More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In recent days, we’ve had 10 stories that shook the world. The players are so big, the technologies so ambitious, the scale so huge and the risks in some cases so high — we’ve grouped them together into one Big Story. These are ‘Quakers, as in

January 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Johnson Matthey Launches HyCOgen, an Enabling Technology to Efficiently Convert CO2 and Green Hydrogen into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Johnson Matthey/PR Newswire) – Launch of HyCOgen will play a key role in enabling captured CO2 and green hydrogen to be converted into sustainable aviation fuel; – In combination with FT CANSTM technology, Johnson Matthey delivers an integrated, scalable solution Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgenTM – designed to play a pivotal

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

EPA Gets It Right for American Advanced Biofuels Public Comment DEADLINE: February 4, 2022

by Douglas L. Faulkner and Michael McAdams (Leatherstocking LLC /“The Cleantech Conservative” and Advanced BioFuels Association/Biofuels Digest) … The Agency has now moved to approve bio-intermediates, so that manufacturers could earn compliance credits for upgrading feedstocks such as woods and municipal solid wastes at a first facility into a renewable oil

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF Taking Off in 2022: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to ICF’s SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As you wait for the clock countdown to 2022 today, check out this slide guide from Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power at ICF on how sustainable aviation fuels are taking off in the near term with the latest projected figures for 2022

December 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Progress in Commercialization of Biojet /Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Technologies, Potential and Challenges

by Susan van Dyk and Jack Saddler (IEA Bioenergy Task 39) Biojet/ Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) must play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. To meet its carbon reduction targets, large volumes of biojet fuel will be required (likely more than 100

December 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Recycling CO2: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dr. Sean Simpson, CSO at LanzaTechshared this illuminating slide guide on CO2 pathways to products, how the LanzaJet platform works, how they integrate engineering with biology and AI, why we need to rethink carbon and convert it to valuable products, and more.  READ MORE  

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Revolutionary Renewables: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Did you know Avantium’s two lead products are FDCA, the chemical building block for PEF, a novel, plant-based polyester targeting $200+ billion markets and PlantMEG, a plant-based alternative for fossil-MEG, a key ingredient for PET and PEF? Get the latest on that and their pipeline

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

1 Billion Gallons Per Year by 2030: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Why they do what they do, what net-zero fuels really means, how agriculture and land management plays a role in carbon sequestration, how to track carbon across the business system, how they are working towards 1 billion gallons of low fossil carbon hydrocarbons or

December 27, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech and Zara Collaborate to Create a Capsule Collection Made from Recycled Carbon Emissions

(LanzaTech) Today, LanzaTech has announced a collaboration with Inditex that led to the design of a capsule collection for the retail group’s largest brand Zara that incorporates fabric made with carbon emissions, avoiding their emission into the atmosphere (CarbonSmart™). “We are hugely excited about this collaboration with Inditex and Zara which

December 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: EPA Proposal a Mixed Bag for Biofuels Industry: Proposal Shows Strong Movement on SREs and 2022 RVOs but Illegally Rolls Back 2020 RVOs Public Comments DEADLINE: February 4, 2022

(Growth Energy) Today (December 7, 2021), Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor offered a mixed review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rulemaking regarding domestic biofuels blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) would undercut blending requirements for renewable, low-carbon biofuel in 2021, and would retroactively

December 8, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. EPA to Propose Expanding Credit Eligibility under Biofuel Program -Sources

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration is expected to propose expanding the kinds of renewable fuel production processes that are eligible to receive credits under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard program, three sources familiar with the matter said. The move could help increase production of advanced biofuels,

December 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Net Zero Fuels and Products: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Gevo’s Chief Carbon and Innovation Officer, Paul Bloom, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC in San Francisco recently and is one you won’t want to miss. From feedstocks, land management practices, yields, lowering the carbon intensity of corn, decarbonizing manufacturing, net zero products, and

December 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Celebrate United Airlines’ First Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(U.S. Department of Energy) The first United Airlines passenger flight to fly using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will depart today from Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 1 p.m. ET and will arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at 4 p.m. ET. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

December 1, 2021 Read Full Article

EIA Expands Data Coverage of Biofuels

by Estella Shi (Hydrocarbon Processing)  In October 2021, the EIA began publishing expanded data on biofuels other than ethanol in their monthly energy review (MER), including production, imports, feedstocks, and consumption. The expanded biofuels data provide a more detailed look at fuels previously grouped under renewable fuels except for ethanol, which

November 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Company Could Bring 20 Permanent Jobs, $1.8M in Tax Revenue

by Jacob Dick (Beaumont Enterprise) An expanding biofuels producer officially has selected a site in Beaumont as the new home for what it’s calling the “Spindletop Plant.” Arbor Renewable Gas has set sights on a 53-acre industrial park property on Texas 347 at the border of Beaumont and Nederland. “Just as the

November 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Evaluating Opportunities for Resource Recovery in Waste Management

by Brooke Marten (Waste360)  Recent organic waste diversion regulations aim to reduce the environmental burden associated with landfilling this waste stream. Pyrolysis is a promising waste management strategy for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) that recognizes the value of this waste stream. … On the other hand,

November 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Airlines Want to Make Flight More Sustainable. How Will They Do It?

by Leigh Krietsch Boerner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Air travel produces millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. New technologies could help airlines reduce their emissions and meet their sustainability goals — …  Airlines are trying to reduce their emissions in several ways. Probably the most common is

November 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo to Convert Fuel Ethanol from ADM to Jet Fuel

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News) The deal would be an expansion for Gevo and a move away from ethanol for ADM  —  …  ADM and the biobased chemical maker Gevo have signed a letter of intent that calls for Gevo to take 3.4 billion L per year of

November 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo and Sweetwater Energy Sign MoU to Supply Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Produce Cellulosic Alcohols and Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Gevo)   Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sweetwater Energy, Inc., regarding the use of sustainably sourced agricultural residues and woody biomass as a feedstock for producing cellulosic alcohols and energy-dense renewable liquid hydrocarbons.  As outlined in the MoU, Sweetwater

November 17, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech: Radically Rethinking Industrial Business Models

by Erik Kobayashi-Solomon (Forbes) A visit this summer to New Zealand-American synthetic biology company, LanzaTech, opened my eyes to what the term “paradigm shift” means. LanzaTech is an industrial chemicals company that leverages innovations in biology, artificial intelligence, and precision engineering to create the molecules that make everything from yoga

November 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Ground-Breaking Partnership Between Colombia and Clean Tech Pioneer Alder Fuels Will Support Decarbonizing Air Travel

(Alder Fuels/PR Newswire) In a historic first, Colombia could become a “green” crude, carbon-negative exporter thanks to a strategic alliance between the Government of Colombia and Alder Fuels, LLC. Alder is a cleantech company that pioneered groundbreaking technologies to convert forestry and other woody residue into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at a large scale to be

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Praj Inks MoU with IndianOil for Accelerating Transition to Cleaner Skies through Production of Alcohol to Jet Fuels

(Praj)  Praj Industries Limited (Praj) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) have inked an MoU to explore opportunities to fast-track India’s transition to cleaner and greener sources of energy by exploring avenues such as the production of Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) fuels, 1G & 2G Ethanol, Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) and

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo Investing in Corn-Based Aviation Fuel, Including Restart of Minnesota Plant

by Jeff Beach (AgWeek)Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, plant is again making isobutanol and next year will be converting into a hydrocarbon facility to make sustainable aviation fuel. — After shutting down in March 2020 in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gevo’s Luverne plant is again making isobutanol and next year will

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Lummus and Braskem Partner to License Technology for Two Green Ethylene Projects

(Lummus Technology/PR Newswire) -Lummus and Braskem execute MoU for joint licensing two projects of leading technology to produce green ethylene from ethanol based on Braskem’s process operated at their plant in Triunfo, Brazil – Leveraging Lummus and Braskem’s extensive experience and expertise, cooperation has potential to impact the global production

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Advance: Vattenfall, SAS, Shell, LanzaTech, US Air Force, Emerging Fuels Technology and Twelve Advance on Power-to-Liquids via Waste CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s a simple idea, using renewable electricity to induce carbon dioxide and hydrogen to form a hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbons, you know, the stuff we burn as liquid fuel and from which we make plastics, fabrics, flavors, fragrances, resins, coatings, etcetera. If you are what you wear, as the

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Alcohol-to-Diesel Drop-in Fuels: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s Winterized Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Baby, it’s cold outside, and LanzaTech is working on a flexible Alcohol-to-Diesel process for producing drop-in, renewable diesel fuel blendstocks from biomass-derived ethanol, including cold weather uses. From the tech behind it to the latest on their jet and diesel production at Freedom Pines Biorefinery,

November 8, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Maker Eyes Low-Carbon Sugar as Its ‘Moonshot’

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg Green) …Shares of Green Plains Inc. rebounded to a seven-week high after the U.S. ethanol maker touted progress in its attempt to transform into a powerhouse of high-value ingredients made from corn. At the top of the list is so-called clean sugar technology, which involves making

November 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Plant-Based Waste and Residues into Biofuel – Geeking out over Lignocellulose

by Richard Pallardy (Neste) Plant biomass, or lignocellulose, is the most abundant renewable carbon source on the planet. It has been around forever, but only now are we starting to grasp its full potential in replacing fossil resources. What makes lignocellulose so attractive as a raw material, and what does

November 5, 2021 Read Full Article

On Announces CleanCloud™ – Turning Carbon Emissions into Running Shoes in Cooperation with LanzaTech and Borealis

(On, Inc./CISION) Swiss sports brand On leads supply chain coalition to reshape carbon waste into running shoes  — Main Facts: – On announces CleanCloud™ – a sustainability initiative using carbon emissions to create foam for running shoes. – On is moving away from petroleum-based resources and is reshaping carbon waste into EVA foam.

November 5, 2021 Read Full Article

CRI and JM Collaborate to Support Sustainable Methanol

(Carbon Recycling International)  Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Johnson Matthey (JM) have agreed on a long term exclusive catalyst supply agreement for the use of JM’s KATALCO(TM) methanol catalysts in CRI’s Emissions-To-Liquids (“ETL”) designed CO2 to methanol plants.  This combined offering helps meet the urgent need to remove carbon emissions in

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

CRI Signs Agreement with Jiangsu Sailboat for a 100,000 Tons per Year CO2 to Methanol Plant

(Carbon Recycling International)  …  Chinese petrochemicals corporation Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemicals Co. ltd has signed an agreement with Icelandic technology company Carbon Recycling International – CRI hf., to design a chemical plant based on CRI’s Emissions to Liquids (ETL) technology. The plant will recycle approximately 150,000 metric tons of CO2 and 20,000

November 2, 2021 Read Full Article

First of a Kind Bagasse to Ethanol Project in India.

(LanzaTech) LanzaTech to work with Spray Engineering Devices Limited on Sustainable Ethanol Project  —  Spray Engineering Devices Limited (SED), a multidisciplinary engineering company dedicated to sustainable development, is partnering with LanzaTech in a first of a kind bagasse to ethanol project in India. The project will be able to use other

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Pell-Mell at NREL : Two Bio Breakthroughs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … So, here’s what our intrepid team led by Jeffrey Blackburn and Wei Xiong did. Knowing that plants have two systems inside them for photosynthesis, and that the second doesn’t play well with others, the genetically engineered cyanobacteria to shut down the pathway and then snapped the re-imagined cell to

October 26, 2021 Read Full Article

SAF Producer LanzaJet Sees Jet Fuel Price Parity ‘Just around the Corner’

by Dominic Perry (Flight Global) Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer LanzaJet is “just around the corner” from bringing the cost of its fuel down to match that of regular jet fuel, according to the firm’s chief executive. Uptake of SAF has been hampered by the small volumes produced and the price

October 25, 2021 Read Full Article

ADM, Gevo Sign MoU to Produce up to 500M Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Gevo) ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, and Gevo, Inc., (NASDAQ: GEVO), a pioneer in transforming renewable energy into low carbon, energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

October 25, 2021 Read Full Article

The Repsol Refinery in A Coruña Manufactures Biofuel with Used Cooking Oil

(Repsol  (Google translation)) Repsol increases its renewable diesel production capacity from waste with the processing in the Coruñés complex of 500 tons of frying oil of national origin as raw material. The A Coruña refinery has a consolidated production of low carbon footprint fuels, to which is added this new

October 21, 2021 Read Full Article

One Hundred Percent Renewable Gasoline – It Is Actually Quite Possible!

(SEKAB) A hundred percent renewable gasoline has been developed by the Product Design Team at Repsol Technology Lab. The study has been focused on the formulation of such gasoline, aiming to fulfill European Normative EN 228. The formulation is based on renewable hydrocarbons produced by means of ETG (Ethanol-To-Gasoline) process

October 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Topsoe Puts Demonstration Plant into Operation for Production of Sustainable Methanol from Biogas – Significant Global Carbon Emission Reduction Potential.

by Ulrik Frøhlke (Haldor Topsoe) • With the demonstration plant, Topsoe will validate its electrified technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable Methanol from biogas as well as other sustainable products. The global annual production of methanol is around 110 million tons. With close to 1.4 ton CO2 being emitted per produced

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo and Axens Ink Alliance for Ethanol-to-Jet Technology and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Commercial Project Development

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) and Axens North America, Inc. (Axens) have entered into an agreement that establishes a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the United States. As part of the alliance, Axens brings technologies with over 60 related patents; engineering packages; proprietary

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

New Foray into Renewable Chemicals & Materials: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed the recent DigestWebinar, here’s your chance to delve into the tech emerging out of Praj Industries, ranked #1 as a Top Place to Work by Digest readers, and #2 in the world in the Hot 50. Clearly, a company on the move.

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech to Trial SAF Production from Waste Carbon Dioxide

(Biofuels International)  LanzaTech is partnering with the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to build and operate a pre-pilot facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This will be made from biogenic waste carbon dioxide (CO2) such as is emitted from corn refining, and renewable hydrogen (H2). LanzaTech will use renewable power from

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

State of Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed the recent HydrogenConnect session, here’s your chance to check out the exclusive Digest State of Hydrogen presentation — who’s doing what, where, how and with whom in hydrogen. In today’s Digest, from the why hydrogen question to what the colors of hydrogen mean, future

October 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Tech, Process, Forecast, Directions: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuels & Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulose, lignin, wastes, proteins, starches – all biomass feedstocks, but what building blocks, secondary chemicals, intermediates and end products can you get from them? What’s the latest on fermentation, pyrolysis, gasifiers, hydrocrackers, and other processes/tech and who’s doing what? What’s the forecast for advanced biofuels? 

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Pyrocell Has Started Production

(Cision/Setra) Production is now underway at Pyrocell’s plant in Gävle. The new and groundbreaking factory is turning sawdust into bio-oil.  —  Jointly owned by Setra and Preem, Pyrocell was formed in 2018 based on the business concept of producing bio-oil from sawdust. Production at the groundbreaking plant – Sweden’s first pyrolysis

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo Awarded Patent for Process to Upgrade or Convert Ethanol and Bio-based Alcohols to Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and bio-based alcohols into drop-in, bio-based diesel and jet-fuel products. The USPTO has awarded Gevo U.S. Patent No. 11,078,433 titled “Conversion of Mixtures

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

SynBio: The Science behind LanzaTech’s Success

by Erik Kobayashi-Solomon (Forbes) As I explained in my first overview article in this series, LanzaTech is an industrial chemicals business. But to describe it as merely another commodity chemicals producer misses the point entirely. At its heart, LanzaTech is a cutting-edge synthetic biology or “SynBio” venture. … Because the work that LanzaTech does

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

The Biden Administration to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Aviation: SkyNRG Americas and LanzaTech Secure DOE Funding to Produce SAF in the US

(LanzaTech)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office announced more than $64 million in funding for 22 projects focused on developing technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. SkyNRG Americas in partnership with LanzaTech was awarded $1 million in funding for Project LOTUS (Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF) to design, build, operate, and maintain

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Getting 35B SAF gallons by 2050: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s SAF Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest reported a few days ago on the Biden administration’s goal of reaching 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 but how do we get there? NREL shares this illuminating slide guide on how to reach

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Dig Their Big Rig: Licella Commissions World’s Largest Operating Hydrothermal Liquefaction Facility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Licella commissions world’s largest operating hydrothermal liquefaction facility  —  In Australia, Licella has completed initial commissioning of its upgraded Cat-HTR commercial-demonstration plant. The Commercial Stage 1 facility is co-owned with Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor), a global leader in the manufacturing of sustainable forest products, through

September 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Biofuels Files Two New Patents on the Production of Lignin and Nanocellulose from its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels/Globe Newswire) Blue Biofuels, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed two more patents that follow on the granted patent and three previously filed patents pending to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. One filed patent pertains to the production of lignin from the CTS process; the second

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects align with administration’s new goal of decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050 – –  As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of transportation, like airplanes and

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

State of Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Want to know who’s doing what, where, how and with whom in renewable chemicals and biomaterials? Then check out this State of Renewable Chemicals & Materials top story highlighting what you need to know. In today’s Digest, from what biobased molecules are being produced today to

September 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Launches Interactive Map of Member’s Canadian and Global Operations

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Newswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada’s (ABFC) website now includes an interactive Sector Map that showcases its members’ North American and global facilities with a focus on locations, services provided, feedstock and technology used, as well as the different types of fuel produced and distributed. The map’s underlying dataset

September 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Hurry up, Scale up: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to the U.S. DOE Agile BioFoundry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Enabling biorefineries to achieve 50% reductions in time to bioprocess scale-up, as compared to the current average of 10 years, is what the U.S. Department of Energy aims to do by establishing a distributed Agile BioFoundry to productionize synthetic biology. Find out how they are

September 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel from Smokestacks

by Keith Button (Aerospace America)  The air transport industry lacks enough suppliers of sustainable aviation fuel to meet the anticipated demand as airlines become more aggressive about reining in their carbon footprints and more travelers take to the air. Keith Button describes one company’s unique approach to meeting the demand. The

September 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Advancing Algae for Better Biofuels: CSU Share in $3.5 Million Project

(Colorado State University) Colorado State University scientists are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 million from the Department of Energy, aimed at improving how algae-based biofuels and bioproducts are made. The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced its support for the project, titled “Rewiring Algal Carbon Energetics for

September 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Energy Pioneer Stiesdal Starts up ‘Stepping Stone’ CO2-Negative Green Fuel Plant

by Darius Snieckus (ReCharge) Prototype of innovative technology that will produce e-fuel using a pyrolysis oven to avoid generating CO2 launched in Denmark, with 2MW model on near-horizon — A prototype of a innovative plant that will produce green fuel using an oxygenless pyrolysis oven to avoid generating CO2 has been launched

August 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

(Emerging Markets Online)  New study! Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, August 2021) focuses on low-carbon feedstock availability, technology pathways for low carbon renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation production. Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030  covers four key areas: 1) renewable diesel producer case studies

August 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Maersk Secures Green E-Methanol for the World’s First Container Vessel Operating on Carbon Neutral Fuel

(Maersk)  European Energy will establish a new e-methanol facility in Denmark and provide renewable energy to fuel it. —  A.P. Moller – Maersk has identified its partners to produce green fuel for its first vessel to operate on carbon neutral methanol: REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European

August 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Faster and Cheaper Ethanol-to-Jet-fuel on the Horizon

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org) A patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech.

August 19, 2021 Read Full Article

EPA Approves “Koole-Neste Pathway” for D4 RIN Production from SAF

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, Koole Tankstorage Botlek B.V. (Koole) and Neste Oyj (Neste) asked the Envrionmental Protection Agency to approve a pathway for the generation of biomass-based diesel (D-code 4) renewable identification numbers (RINs) for renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel bottoms produced from renewable diesel through a fractionation process,

August 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Special: Anaerobic Digestion Explained

(Bio Market Insights) While it may sound like an unappealing bodily process, anaerobic digestion is a crucial method to create biogas for electricity generation, as well as a source of bio-fertiliser production. We thought we’d take a closer look at just what the process involves, and why it’s important in boosting

August 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Tech, Feedstock Winners Still to Be Declared as Biofuels Sector Develops

by Tom Brown (ICIS/Biofuels Digest)  … A factor that could stand to drive wider deployment of biofuels could be its relative maturity compared to other emissions-reduction technologies, particularly for heavy industry, with around half of the innovations that are likely to contribute to those goals currently not yet in existence or

August 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogenic Carbon Fuels, Co-Processing Strategies: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Coprocessing Bio-oils in Refineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Leveraging existing refining infrastructure leverages billions US$ in CAPEX and 5 million bpd of crude refining. NREL, PNNL, and LANL is tackling how to accelerate adoption of co-processing biomass-derived feedstocks with petroleum streams in operating petroleum refineries to produce biogenic carbon containing fuels. READ MORE

August 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Giving up on Climate Change? EU Says No Way – Invests $140M in Decarbonizing Projects

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The good news is for the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the EU’s latest investment of €118 million (about $140 million) into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway that can make a difference, bringing

August 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to MAGIC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae biofuel AND high value co-products from residuals across algae strains? Are there co‐products that lead to increased LEA value, while maintaining biofuel production, to drive down the overall cost of biofuel? That is what the Consortium is tackling via marine algae strain selection, production

August 4, 2021 Read Full Article

The Rubbishing of Aviation, and the Search for Carbon-Negative Rubbish

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where I come from, rubbish is used as a verb, meaning to denigrate, and there’s been an awful lot of rubbishing going around with respect to aviation. Once, we Flew the Friendly Skies, but these days, the runways are getting surly, and when the UK government issued

July 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels from Industrial Off Gas: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech’s Dr. Laurel Harmon shared this illuminating slide guide at the BETO Peer Review on jet and diesel fuel production from industrial waste gases, commercialization of ethanol-to-jet technology by building a standalone Alcohol-to-Jet pre-commercial demonstration facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel, the

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Bio2oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Bio2oil was founded with the aim of commercializing the Hydrothermal Liquefaction technology (HTL). It’s a process that converts biomass to liquid fuel in the presence of water. We focus on getting the process efficient and robust and to make the technology cost efficient for deployment

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech and lululemon Partner to Create the First Fabric Using Recycled Carbon Emissions

(LanzaTech)  Partnership includes India Glycols Limited and Far Eastern New Century  — Biotechnology company LanzaTech today announced it has partnered with lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), an athletic apparel company, to create the world’s first yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere as pollution.

July 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Vertoro Scores $2.4M EU Grant for Lignin/2G Ethanol Plant in Rotterdam

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In the Netherlands, Ship & Bunker reports that Vertoro has won a EUR2 million grant from the ReactEU program to build a 50,000 metric ton cellulosic ethanol facility and 125,000 ton lignin-based Goldilocks crude oil facility in Rotterdam. The project aims to use industrial wood residues

June 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Removing Roadblocks to SAF Deployment: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BioJet Opportunities

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You’ve probably seen the IATA Tech Roadmap and ICAO’s goals for aviation’s CO2 emissions to decrease, but how do we get there? Check out this illuminating slide guide from BETO’s Peer Review where Sandia National Labs shows us the opportunities, the pathways, progress and outcomes for

June 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Bioconversion Improvements: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefinery Waste for Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Being in a big state, Texas A&M University has some big goals like overcoming the key challenges for biorefinery cost-effectiveness and sustainability in the BETO MYPP and bring down the biofuel cost to $3/GGE. How are they managing biorefinery waste, improving biorefinery economics and sustainability,

June 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrothermal Processing: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Algal Based Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dan Anderson from Pacific Northwest National Lab shared this illuminating slide guide at BETO’s Peer Review this year with the latest on PNNL’s work on building algae hydrothermal liquification (HTL) pathway to fuels, with the potential to meet BETO FY 2030 goal of $2.50/GGE.  READ

June 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Using CO2 & Renewable Electricity to Improve Biorefineries: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NREL is working on decarbonization of fuels and chemicals production by looking at the integration of CO2 utilization into two existing conceptual biorefinery designs, the brutal reality of CO2 reduction, market trends, decreasing the cost of renewable electricity and utilizing CO2 to improve biorefinery carbon

June 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Can Sweet Gazoil’s Surface Flash Cracking Technology Help Solve Plastics Pollution?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Sweet Gazoil was founded to solve water pollution from waste and used oil. EPA states that 60% of water pollution in the USA comes from waste oil and that 1 gallon of used oil can pollute 1 million gallons of water. The founders were tired

June 11, 2021 Read Full Article

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 workshop – research opportunities • Examples of

June 8, 2021 Read Full Article

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, including a complete schedule, view the 2021 Project Peer Review Agenda.

May 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Licella, Canfor’s Arbios Biotech JV Form Alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Australia-based Licella, in their joint venture with Canfor (Arbios Biotech) – a just inked a new global alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies that aims to create low-carbon, circular economy focused biorefinery, with Licella’s Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) technology at the core. In

May 11, 2021 Read Full Article

New Technology to Make Green Hydrogen Enters Next Phase

(Southern California Gas) New technology being tested by H2U Technologies and SoCalGas to make green hydrogen from water and renewable electricity —  Hydrogen continues to gain traction as a viable and important tool to address climate change in California. Now, thanks to new technology being tested by H2U Technologies and SoCalGas, a new,

May 3, 2021 Read Full Article

World-First Laundry Capsule in Market Made from Industrial Carbon Emissions

(Unilever)  Unilever has partnered with LanzaTech and India Glycols to produce a surfactant made from industrial carbon emissions instead of from fossil-fuels. The innovative shift in production utilises biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time. Typically derived from

April 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Beyond Ethanol to Proteins, Carbon Capture, Clean Sugar Tech, Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Transforming traditional ethanol into an ag tech sustainable biorefinery platform, is what Green Plains is focused on today. Dive into their transformation which they call Green Plains 2.0, latest investments in critical technology, acquisitions and partnerships, recent and planned milestones, their vision for the Biorefinery of

April 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Alfa Laval Becomes Partner in Unique Power-to-X Consortium to Produce Renewable Clean Fuels

(Alfa Laval/PR Newswire) Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – becomes a partner in the Swedish company Liquid Wind, which develops electro-fuel facilities to produce renewable clean fuels. Alfa Laval will be part of the Liquid Wind board and contribute with its

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Results of the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Round Robin on the Analysis of Heteroatoms in Biomass Liquefaction Oils

by Philip Bulsink, Ferran de Miguel Mercader, Linda Sandström, Bert van de Beld, Fernando Preto, Alan Zacher, Anja Oasmaa, Nicolaus Dahmen, Axel Funke, and Benjamin Bronson (Energy Fuels) A round robin study evaluating the analysis of biomass liquefaction oils (BLOs) from fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) was performed, receiving data

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Petron Scientech, Inc. – From Ethanol to Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Originally Petron was formed 30 years ago to be a complete Solution Provider for its clients in the fields of ethanol to ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols. Petron’s ethanol to ethylene process provided a solution to those remote clients who required ethylene, but where

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

March 25, 2021 Read Full Article

TeselaGen Partners with Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

(Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU)/CISION)  Collaboration deploys the TeselaGen AI-enabled operating system to close the gap between promising research and large-scale fermentation-based production of renewable bioproducts  — TeselaGen Biotechnology and the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) announced today a partnership to advance

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

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 for scaling up, Sekab will revolutionize the way we look

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Options: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Transforming a 1st-Gen Biorefinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) David Dodds of the ABLC Due Diligence Wolfpack shared this illuminating slide guide at DigestConnect last week on new technologies that can transform 1G refineries – Carbon Capture, hand sanitizers and other new compounds, advanced protein, adding cellulosic feedstocks, greening supply chains. Let’s analyze the options

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

OMV to Pilot Glycerin-to-Propanol Process in Austria

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

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Technologies Reaches Operational Milestone and Looks to Expand

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Redcar based cleantech company, has reached a significant milestone in the technological validation of its first of a kind process to sustainably convert forestry and agricultural residues into sustainable biochemicals and biopolymers and drop-in products for advanced biofuels. The company received a £4.6m grant

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Ethanol to Green Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI Bioenergy’s Gölu H2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ethanol producers have a new option– green hydrogen made from renewable ethanol! If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, check out this slide guide from SBI BioEnergy on their Gölu H2 hydrogen production technology producing double the hydrogen you’d expect, a look at green hydrogen opportunities,

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

NCERC Exploring New Uses for Corn

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News) The director of the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center says they have some big research projects in the works paving the way to new uses for US corn. John Caupert tell Brownfield they are finding more and more products can be made from corn

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Fulcrum Announces Plans to Develop SAF Biorefinery in the UK

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

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Renewable Hydrogen Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Started in 1998 as SBI Fine Chemicals, then in 2009 SBI BioEnergy to commercialize renewable liquid fuel tech to just last year pivoting to gölu H2 to commercialize renewable hydrogen tech, check out this illuminating slide guide to find out how they are advancing green

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel Opportunities for Marine Sector: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Mike Kass shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 as part of the marine and heavy duty biofuel opportunities panel. Dive into marine cargo vessel fuels, the advantages of using biofuels in the maritime sector, feedstock conversion routes, some biofuel

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Reinventing and Refining the Corn Kernel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Plains recently acquired Fluid Quip Technologies with ag tech the cornerstone of their transformation strategy and a focus on meeting the growing global demand for protein, corn oil and high-purity alcohol. Check out their latest slide guide to get more details on their Fluid

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Future Fuels Change the Balance of Power

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

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Must-Knows in the Biden Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who are the key bioeconomy players in the new Biden Administration? What recent moves by the outgoing Trump Administration and Congress will set their budget and regulatory framework for 2021. What will the new Administration do, right away and this year?  READ MORE 1. New

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Plastics Upcycling, Cleaner Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NextChem is focused on 3 solutions that all tie in together – cleaner hydrogen, biofuels and a circular economy. Find out why and how in this exclusive ABLC slide guide that dives into their low-carbon hydrogen production, biofuels from used cooking oil, animal fats, vegetable

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

The Big, Big Package: What’s under the Christmas Tree for the Bioeconomy, in the $1.4T New Spending Bill?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The $1.4 trillion spending package includes appropriation for Fiscal Year 2021, the COVID stimulus package, extensions of popular tax credits that otherwise expired on December 31st, and the Energy Act of 2020, a $35B version of a larger energy bill that has been drifting around

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Enerkem, Shell, Suncor, Proman’s New $669 Million Biofuels Baby

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Quebec, Enerkem, Shell, Suncor and Proman have proposed the construction of an $669 million biofuel plant in Varennes, Québec, in partnership with the Québec and Canadian governments. The project would use more than 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste and wood waste to produce nearly

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

“Life in Plastic, It’s Fantastic” – Braskem Invests $67M in Recycling Line, DOE Plastics Innovation Challenge

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Like Braskem’s news that they are expanding their post-consumer resin portfolio and investing $67 million in the construction of a recycling line with capacity to transform around 250 million pieces of packaging into 14,000 tons of high-quality, post-consumer resin per year. In today’s Digest,

December 7, 2020 Read Full Article
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