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Scientists Engineer Yellow-Seeded Camelina with High Oil Output

(Department of Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory/EurekAlert!) A high-yielding version of this oilseed crop could help meet the increasing demand for biofuels  --  Efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from transportation fuels are increasing demand for oil produced by nonfood crops. These plants

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New Alliance Champions Intermediate Oilseed Crops for U.S. Biofuel Boom

by Treena Hein (Seed World) The Intermediate Oilseed Crop Alliance (IOCA), advocates for sustainable crops such as pennycress and camelina to meet rising biofuel demands and support environmental goals. In response to the growing global and U.S. demand for significantly higher biofuel

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Tens of Millions of Acres of Cropland Lie Abandoned, Study Shows

by Erin Blakemore (Washington Post) The biggest changes took place around the Ogallala Aquifer, whose groundwater irrigates parts of numerous states, including Colorado, Texas and Wyoming. -- About 30 million acres of U.S. cropland have been abandoned since the 1980s, a new

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Low-CI Ethanol Made from Milk

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Milk permeate is a byproduct made when milk is filtered for a variety of products. The process begins with removing fats for butter and ice cream production, leaving behind skim milk. To make it efficient

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Muscat: Agreements Were Signed at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources This Week that Will pave the way for the Commercial-Scale Farming of Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuel Production in the Sultanate of Oman

by Conrad Prabhu (Oman Daily Observer)  Muscat: Agreements were signed at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources this week that will pave the way for the commercial-scale farming of microalgae as a feedstock for biofuel production in the Sultanate of

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Unlocking New Zealand's Green Energy Future: Short Rotation Forestry Holds Key to Lowering Fossil Fuel Dependency

(Scion) A two-year research project has shed light on the promising opportunities for regional New Zealand to adopt short rotation forestry (SRF) for bioenergy production. The findings show that leveraging short rotation forestry will not only diversify regional economies, but also contribute to

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Green COP Launches Pre-Commercial Plant in Malaysia

(Bioenergy International)  Singapore-based Green COP Pte Ltd, a sustainability start-up company pioneering innovative biofuel solutions, has announced the launch of its pre-commercial plant in Johor, Malaysia. According to a statement, the pre-commercial plant is a significant milestone in Green COP’s mission to

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The Québec Government Invests $1.15 Million to Support Projects for the Conversion of Forest Biomass into Energy

( Consortium de recherche et innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec (CRIBIQ))  The Quebec government has announced a three-year, $1.15 million grant to the Consortium de recherche et innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec (CRIBIQ) to promote innovation and pre-commercialization in the supply and conditioning of

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Researchers Provide a Supply Chain Model to Chart a Pathway to Next-gen Biofuels

by Colton Poore (Princeton University/Tech Xplore)  From soil to sequestration, researchers at Princeton University and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have modeled what a supply chain for second-generation biofuels might look like in the midwestern United States. These next-generation biofuels are

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MTU to Lead €9 Million CBE JU Farm-Based Grass Biorefinery Demonstration Initiative

by Daniela Castillo Monagas (World Bio Market Insights) Munster Technological University will lead a new first-of-its-kind decentralised green biorefinery demonstration initiative funded under the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). The €8.7 million “Rural BioReFarmeries” project will advance the development of farm-centred bioeconomy approaches through

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Four Additional Projects to Help Industry Address Bioenergy and Bioproduct Challenges

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) awarded $2.18 million in funding to four additional projects as part of the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) 2023 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) call. Funded and led by BETO, the

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Sweet Sorghum Is a Hardy, Nutritious, Biofuel Crop that Offers Solutions in Drought-Hit Southern Africa

by Hamond Motsi (The Conversation) ... One measure the sector can take is to cultivate biofuel crops. These are crops rich in starch, sugar or oils that can be converted into bioethanol directly or through a fermentation process. Bioethanol, a type

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One of the World’s Largest Biofuel Plants Is Planned in Malmö

(CMP) Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and Green2x have entered into a partnership with the focus on the design, establishment, and operation of one of the world’s largest biofuel plants to date at CMP’s terminals in the port of Malmö. The establishment

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Urban Biorefineries in the EU: From Blueprint to Implementation

(World Bio Market Insights) Cities are overflowing with valuable biomass if you look in the right places: namely, in their sewage systems. The organic materials in urban wastewater can provide cheap, local, and abundant raw materials for biobased and circular fuels,

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Complete Utilization of Date Seeds for Biofuel Production

by Saleha Al-Mardeai, Meera Aldhaheri, Aysha Al Hashmi, Maryam Qassem, Sulaiman Al-Zuhair (Cleaner Engineering and Technology)  Full utilization of date seeds for bioethanol and biodiesel production was tested; Oil extraction was examined as a potential pretreatment method; Oil extraction enhanced yield by two folds

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marine BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Giant Kelp is one of the fastest growing producers of biomass. Giant kelp does not grow naturally in the open ocean because kelp needs key nutrients that are available in deep ocean water or near

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Winter Canola Offers New Income Potential to Mid-South Farmers

by Rhonda Brooks (AgWeb) Sometime in the next two or three weeks, Brandon Whitt says his winter canola crop will be ready to harvest. In North Dakota, where the bulk of the popular oilseed is grown in the U.S., this would be

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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USDA, UNL Celebrate ‘New Frontier’ of Nebraska’s Ag Research and Innovation Partnership

by Zach Wendling (Nebraska Examiner) University of Nebraska officials Monday welcomed the groundbreaking of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture facility that they say will “expand the frontiers of agriculture.” Joined by Nebraska’s federal and state leaders, NU leaders at Nebraska Innovation

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Better Production Practices Key to Minimising Impact of Vegetable Oils – IUCN Report

(International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) A new report from the IUCN Oil Crops Taskforce, released today (May 7, 2024), assesses the future environmental, economic and social impact of the production, trade and the consumption of vegetable oils. The Task Force

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Australian Researchers Eye Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Landfill Gases

by James Redmayne (Reuters)  Australian researchers have developed a chemical process that could produce sustainable aviation fuel from landfill gases as a way of cutting carbon emissions, they said on Wednesday. ... The Sydney University scientists used non-thermal plasma technology that fires high-energy

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Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., and Bayer Announce Strategic Collaboration to Promote Camelina Cultivation in Argentina as Part of Bayer's PRO Carbono Program

(Louis Dreyfus Company/Business Wire) Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., and Bayer announced today (May 2, 2024) a strategic collaboration to promote camelina cultivation as part of Argentina Bayer's PRO Carbono Program, in line with the companies' efforts to

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Promising SA-First Solution to Convert Paper Sludge, Food and Textile Waste into Bioethanol

(The Paper Story)  A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile starting material that finds diverse application in the production of

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Pacific Biodiesel Welcomes Community Leaders & Local Students for Blessing of the Company’s First Sunflower Field on Kauaʻi

(Pacific Biodiesel) Expansion of Agriculture Operations to Kauaʻi will Increase Local Food Production, Develop Model for Regenerative Agriculture-based Biofuel and Support Hawaiʻi’s Circular Economy --  In commemoration of Earth Day, Pacific Biodiesel Founders Bob and Kelly King welcomed community leaders and local

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Just Released: 2023 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Highlighting Expert Feedback on BETO's Portfolio -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its 2023 Project Peer Review Report, a comprehensive summary of stakeholder and subject-matter expert feedback on BETO’s latest research, development, and

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Biofuels Will Be a Key Part of the Net-Zero Solution

by Juergen Eckhardt (Forbes/Leaps by Bayer)  Imagine a world where jets fly around the planet on fuel sourced from plants, replacing fossil fuels at cost parity, all without displacing huge amounts of forest land and animal life. ... “If we’re going to replace petroleum

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FOG And Fatbergs: Food for a Growing Army of Green Monsters

(Greasezilla)  At last, a sustainable way to address the never-ending stream threatening the health of communities and the wastewater treatment plants that serve them. --  Back in 1972 at the movies, a never-ending supply of pollution fed a malevolent, fictional Smog Monster,

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Earth Day Spotlight: BETO Technology Manager Focuses Work on Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental, and Equity Justice Impacts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  ... BETO Technology Manager for Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), Dr. Chenlin Li, is a DOE innovator supercharging the clean energy revolution with a commitment to stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. BETO’s RCR Program focuses on facilitating availability, reducing

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Jet2.com to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel at London Stansted Airport

(Jet2) Jet2.com has today (April 16, 2024) announced that it will use a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at London Stansted Airport in 2024, meaning the leading leisure airline will use SAF on departing flights from two UK airports in 2024,

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Illinois Research, Resources Provide Ability for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

by Martha Blum (AgriNews) ... Illinois has all the elements for start-up companies to build their facilities in our state,” he (Vijay Singh, founder professor in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois) said. “You need innovation and we

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Current and Future Availability of Sustainable Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Lab, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, aims to collect, review, and distribute the best available and citable global data on current biomass uses, and potential future availability as consistent as

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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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FAA Invests $27 Million on Research to Reduce Emissions and Noise

(Federal Aviation Administration)  Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding $27.2 million to

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Won’t Short Food Supply, Manufacturers Say

by Sean Prattt (Manitoba Cooperator/Glacier Farm Media)  Manufacturers of sustainable aviation fuel say the increase in light duty electric vehicles has created an ethanol surplus --  Sustainable aviation fuel manufacturers say they won’t compromise food supplies despite consuming large volumes of agricultural

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Nuseed Targets Cotton Regions for Carinata Trials

by Emma Alsop (Grain Central)  Australia's cotton-growing regions are being targeted for trials to grow the non-edible renewable fuel feedstock crop, carinata. Nuseed, the seed division of Australian agricultural chemical company Nufarm, is eyeing trials of carinata this year, according to general

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) AgGrid Energy is one of our most admired biogas project developers, and is on a rapid expansion curve as many of the best biogas companies are right now.  Rashi Akki gave this overview of the company’s

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To meet its defossilization goals, the US needs cost-effective solutions to provide conversion-ready feedstocks. A team of researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have undertaken a project to look at advanced supply system designs that utilize active

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ACAM Executive Q&A: Katherine Rogers, Product Marketing Manager, Agriculture Sustainability Solutions, Trimble

by Jamie Sears Rawlings (Trust in Food) Trust In Food research has found that farmers are not quite ready to enter into the carbon marketplace. Trimble is leveraging their role as data provider for farmers to cultivate a carbon market that

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ZeaKal Delivers Synergistic Innovation to Enhance Sustainability of Corn Production

(Oklahoma Farm Report) ZeaKal today (March 19, 2024) announced the successful development of its groundbreaking PhotoSeed™ technology in corn, improving the crop’s oil and sustainability profile without compromising yield or protein. With the immediate implementation of PhotoSeed corn’s route to market, ZeaKal aims

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Preprocessing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers is working to develop science-based design and operation principles informed by TEA/LCA that result in predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations. The comminution and fractionation manuals that industry needs

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USDA Releases Plan to Strengthen the Bioeconomy through a More Resilient Biomass Supply Chain

by Lynn Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released on March 14, 2024, a report entitled Building a Resilient Biomass Supply: A Plan to Enable the Bioeconomy in America, “a plan that will boost biomass supply chain

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New Energy Blue Forms New Energy Chemicals to Sustainably Produce Bio-Sourced Ethylene for Carbon-Zero Jet Fuel and Dow's Renewable Plastics

(New Energy Blue/PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer of lowest-carbon biofuel and biochemicals from crop residues, today advances its Decarbonizing America agenda by forming New Energy Chemicals. In phase one, the new biochemical subsidiary will produce American-sourced and American-made bio-based

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Golden Fields, Growing Opportunities for Farmers: Nuseed Enhances Productivity and Sustainability through Expansion of Value-Added Seed Solutions

(Nuseed/Globe Newswire) Nuseed, an innovator in delivering VALUE BEYOND YIELD® from farmers to end users, proudly announces the broad expansion of its rapidly growing Nuseed Carinata and Omega-3 Canola Production System value-added contract programs for 2024 planting.    Nuseed Carinata, a game-changing

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Omani Extracts Biofuel from Mushrooms

(Oman Daily Observer)  Muscat: Zumurrud al Siyabi's project to extract biofuel from mushrooms has won the first prize in the engineering forum held at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat recently. Her project was among 48 entries from various Arab countries. Al

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Govt Plans to Procure More Maize to Ramp up Production of Ethanol

by Zia Haq (Hindustan Times) ... India has drawn up plans to divert more maize to make ethanol for the country’s fuel-blending programme and ramp up output nearly 10 times in five years, three officials said on Monday. Maize, or corn, the

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

by Will Ferguson (Berkeley Lab) A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the

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Researchers Seek to Expand Supplies of Clean Aviation Fuels by Producing More from Agricultural Sources

by Tereza Pultarova (Horizon/Tech Xplore)  Professor David Chiaramonti is looking down at the ground to help resolve a problem up in the sky: airplanes' emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants. An expert in energy systems and power generation at the Polytechnic University of Turin

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Field Trials Reveal Crushed Rock Boosts Carbon Removal and Improves Crop Yields

(ScienceX/Phys.org)  Crushed rock can remove about 3–4 metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare per year and improve crop yields, results of a pioneering study have shown. The four-year field trial in the U.S. Corn Belt, led by researchers

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Kore Infrastructure

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Kore’s carbon negative pyrolysis process represents a paradigm shift, offering businesses an environmentally and economically sustainable way to convert organic waste into renewable energy. This means more incentives to decarbonize, fewer landfills and incinerators, permanent carbon sequestration, and measurable

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Uncovered: Italian Oil Giant’s African Biofuels Gamble Falls Short

(Transport & Environment/Clean Technica) Investigation into Eni’s projects in Kenya and the Republic of the Congo shows company is failing to produce “miracle” drought-resistant biofuels crops at scale. Italian oil giant Eni is failing to deliver on its promise to produce thousands

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Biofuel Boost: Patented Protocol Is Improving Biofuel Potential in Cover Crops

(University of Missouri/Technology.org) As the climate continues to change and the landscape of the agriculture industry shifts in response, a researcher in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is helping support the health of the planet and the

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Natural Gas and Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global RNG and biogas producers in shifting energy towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, advances in AD yields, new feedstocks, the role of low carbon standards,the

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Airlines Could Abandon Dirty Jet Fuel with Cleaner Biofuels

(MITECHNEWS.com)  In an exciting move toward sustainable fuel, airlines are exploring powering planes with biofuels made from corn and other plants. This would slash aviation pollution and boost American farming, bringing tidy financial and environmental wins, according to The New York Times. Turning

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Capabilities for MSW to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. The BFNUF is a congressionally designated, national

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Bioenergy Sorghum Wax Could Generate Extra Revenue for Producers

(Research at Texas A&M) Already valued for its resilience, biomass production and ability to improve soil fertility, bioenergy sorghum has another attribute that researchers have recently characterized: high wax production.  Plant waxes are useful across a wide scope of commercial products like

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Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Workshop: Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) workshop, hosted by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), brought together stakeholders from industry, governmental organizations, DOE national laboratories, academia, among others, to address a potential future research strategy related to the

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Proposed Louisiana Green Fuels Project Pivots to SAF

(Sumitomo Corporation of Americas/SAF Magazine)  Strategic Biofuels, the leader in developing deeply negative carbon footprint renewable fuel plants, and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., a leading Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company dedicated to

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The Pamplona Bioeconomy: Watch out, the Bulls Are Running

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The bioeconomy is on fire, and three tales reveal the extent to which the bulls are running. One in RNG, one in industrial furnaces, one in integrated cellulosic biorefining.  ... Hot RNG From Illinois comes word that Ameresco has

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Project Presentation – Life Cycle Assessment of the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and Renewable Diesel (RD) from Oil Palm and its Crop Residues in Colombia

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)  In a collaborative effort funded by the World Bank, ISCC, with the support of its sister companies MEO and GRAS, has been diligently conducting a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and Renewable

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global renewable chemical and materials producers in shifting towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, novel molecules with enhanced properties  for green hydrogen, Methanol, plant-based meats

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Wisconsin Researchers Investigate Role of Biofuels in Renewable Energy Future

by Annalise Sommer (Badger Herald) Biofuels offer sustainable, economical energy option for Wisconsin communities, farmers -- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is researching methods to convert biological matter into fuel and plastics, with intentions to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are created using biological material to

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Yield10 Bioscience Grants Global License to VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds for Herbicide Tolerant Camelina Cultivated for the Production of Biofuel Feedstock

(Yield10 Bioscience/Globe Newswire) Global License of Industry-Leading Elite Herbicide Tolerant Camelina Accelerates Biofuel Feedstock Production -- Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, and VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds, LLC (“VISION”), a U.S. agricultural company focused on commercial production of ultra-low

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Love Them or Loathe Them, Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands Are a Growing Biofuel Battleground

by Louis Sahagun (Los Angeles Times) ... “They’re just a wildfire waiting to happen,” the Lincoln County commissioner says of the low, bushy trees. ... In parts of California and much of the Great Basin, land owners have declared war on pinyon pines

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global feedstock producers in shifting towards low carbon fuels, chemicals and materials — new technologies for yield, better soil and carbon practices, new crops and intermediates, and

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Purpose-Grown Energy Crops: What Drives Feedstock Innovation

by Glenn Farris (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Diges) In the drive towards a clean energy future and a low-carbon energy environment, purpose-grown energy crops will play a major role. At this time and for many years, researchers associated with universities, national

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Frederick's February Climate Summit Debrief

by Justin McPherson* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Perfectly aligned with the tradition of First Saturday in Frederick Maryland, this month Mobilize Frederick hosted its 2nd Annual Climate Summit on the beautifully manicured campus of Hood College. Justin McPherson explains renewable fuels to  visitors

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Yield10 Bioscience Provides an Update on its Omega-3 Camelina Program

(Yield10 Bioscience) -Prioritizes Activities to Advance Omega-3 Camelina Program in 2024; -Reports Completion of Contra Season Production of Omega-3 Camelina Seed in Chile; - Company also Provides Update on Nasdaq Status Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, today provided

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New Genetic Strategy for Preventing Breakdown of Plant Oils Needed for Biofuels and Other Products

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Phys.Org) Biologists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new way to boost the oil content of plant leaves and seeds. As described in the journal New Phytologist, the scientists identified and successfully altered

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Funding Notice: Department of Energy Announces $29 Million to Drive Feedstock Innovation for Clean Energy Production DEADLINE March 14, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $29 million in funding to drive research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of low-carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops critical to accelerating a clean energy economy. The Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops funding

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Cargill Gives U of M $2.5M to Study New Oilseed Crops

by Dan Niepow (TCB Magazine) Oils from the plants could be as a substitute for jet fuel or diesel, among other uses. -- Wayzata-based agribusiness giant Cargill is giving the University of Minnesota $2.5 million to study a pair of crops that could become

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to HEFA Based SAF Projects Utilizing Marginal Land

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A new Aviation Biofuel plant producing HEFA, and Production and test of HEFA in commercial flights in non-segregated mode are the focal points of this presentation by esteemed international researcher David Chiarimonti. The goal is to

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Carbon Dioxide and the Green Gases Agenda

by Sam Rushing z9Advanced Cryogenics/Biofuels Digest) ... What has become particularly interesting today, and the focus of this article, are ‘green’ applications for the product (CO2). This can include uses from agricultural in nature, such as commercial closed greenhouse CO2 enrichment

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MagLab Collaborates on Sustainable Jet Fuel Research

(National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)  Fuel made from corn harvest waste would reduce greenhouse emissions by 70%. -- Agricultural leftovers could someday help power your air travel. Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are helping to study the feasibility of turning

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New EU-funded FUELGAE Project Aims to Resurrect Algae as a Promising Source for Aviation Biofuels

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) Over a decade ago, algae was seen as a very promising biomass for producing jet biofuel and a number of high-profile startups attracted big-name investors. In 2009, Continental Airlines flew the United States’ first-ever commercial jet

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S-OIL to Produce Bio-Based, Low-Carbon, Eco-friendly Products

(S-Oil) ● S-OIL has begun to introduce bio-based feedstocks, including used cooking oil and the byproducts of the palm oil, to produce low-carbon fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for a refiner in Korea. ● It will produce eco-friendly

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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Entrepreneur Cultivates Seeds that Produce Biofuel

(GCIS Vuk’uzenzele/Sowetan Live) Business journey has not been a bed of roses - Ngidi -- A young, curious farmer’s quest to pivot from farming traditional crops has seen her become an environmental warrior.  Zinhle Ngidi from Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, now cultivates seeds that produce

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LanzaJet Celebrates Grand Opening of Freedom Pines Fuels Plant, the World's First Ethanol to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Facility Government, Corporate, and Community

(LanzaJet/PR Newswire) Leaders Mark Historic Milestone as LanzaJet Launches Ground-breaking Next-Gen SAF Technology -- LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, today joined government officials, industry leaders, partners, and supporters to open LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels, the world's

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Hutanbio Secures £2.25m Seed Investment to Fast-track Supply Biofuels to Global Shipping and Aviation Industries

(Hutanbio) The news is out and we are beyond excited to announce our first tranche of seed investment from London-based Clean Growth Fund – a £101m venture capital fund that is targeting the UK’s most promising early-stage “clean growth” companies that are pioneering

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Clean Growth Fund invests £2.25m in Hutan Bio

(Clean Growth Fund) After a decade of research and development in the UK and around the world, HutanBio, a bio-tech company founded by scientists from Cambridge University, based in Cambridge (UK) and in Malaysia, has secured investment from Clean Growth

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HYCO1 Celebrates 9,000 Hours of Run-Time on Its Revolutionary, Patent-Pending CO2 Utilization Catalyst

(HYCO1/PR Newswire) HYCO1 celebrates over 9,000 hours of run-time on its proprietary, patent-pending CO2 utilization catalyst at its Houston, Texas CUBE™ Technology Center (CUBE™ is Carbon Utilization at Best Efficiency). Operating for over a year inside of a commercial diameter reactor tube, the HYCO1

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Sumitomo Eyes Biodiesel Mass Production in Japan for Decarbonization

by Keigo Yoshida (Nikkei Asia)  Trading house to test wood and sugarcane as more vehicle-friendly feedstocks  --  Trading house Sumitomo Corp. is looking to mass-produce biodiesel in Japan using wood and sugarcane waste, in a bid to give the hard-to-make renewable fuel

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Fibre Fuel: Canadian Company Looks to Create Hydrogen from Marginalized Wood

by Maria Church (Canadian Biomass Magazine) Hydrogen Naturally's Brian Fehr and Ian MacGregor explain how they plan to turn forestry residuals into carbon-negative hydrogen fuel. -- Two Canadian business magnates – one from the world of forestry and another the energy sector

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CAC Eyes Funding for Cashew Shell Biofuel Production

by  Van Socheata (The Phnom Penh Post)  Six Chinese companies have expressed interest in establishing cashew processing plants in Cambodia, with one specialising in producing Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL), according to the Cashew Nut Association of Cambodia (CAC). CNSL is a by-product

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Comstock Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Comstock Fuels highlights that its “ breakthrough cellulosic technology enables fuel producers to lead in fuel production efficiency and output while contributing to net zero mobility. Our proprietary cellulosic fuel technology converts woody biomass into C6

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Kraftstock, Feedstock, Comstock: The Unleashing of Kraft Lignin as an Abundant, Affordable Feedstock for Drop-in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... First, Comstock has made an investment in RenFuel technology, the focus is to assure that RenFuel has the resources to complete some additional R&D that will broaden the applications of the technology they have already brought to

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Comstock Executes First Biorefinery Commercial Agreement

(Comstock) Preliminary Engineering Complete for 100,000 TPY Biointermediate Production at Pulp and Paper Facility  --   Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced execution of agreements with RenFuel K2B AB (“RenFuel”) to advance Comstock’s first commercial biorefinery, including an option

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Agricultural Game-Changer on the Horizon for Canola

by Kristi Cox (Seed World) Promising research showing yield increase of a whopping 250% in experimental plants. --  Future canola could see big yield gains thanks to innovative work at the University of Guelph (U of G).  Initially, Michael Emes and Ian Tetlow,

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West Biofuels Secures $4 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels/EIN Presswire) CAL FIRE Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Rural Economies  --  Today (December 20, 2023), West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $4 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Business and Workforce

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Terviva

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Terviva is a food and ag innovation company partnering with farmers to grow pongamia, a climate-resilient tree which produces abundant, protein- and oil-rich legumes. Pongamia is uniquely suited to meet today’s environmental challenges. Chief Business Officer

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Ontario Names Funding Recipients of Forest Biomass Program

(Government of Ontario, Canada) The Ontario government is investing more than $1.5 million in 15 research, innovation and modernization initiatives that will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefit of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products,

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U.S Department of Energy Awards Team Led by Ginkgo Bioworks Funding to Develop Algal Crop Protection Solutions

(Ginkgo Bioworks)  Algae-based biotechnology can be used to drive forward clean energy solutions, such as sustainable aviation fuel, yet scaling algal biotechnologies for such purposes faces major barriers; The DOE has awarded a Ginkgo-led team — which also includes partners from Pacific

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DSU Receives $300,000 Grant for Microalgae Research

(Delaware State University)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded two DSU researchers a three-year just under $300,000 grant for a project that could leverage the properties of microalgae toward energy and cancer treatment purposes. The research is being led by Dr. Ali

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Standard Gas and Topsoe to Collaborate on UK-Based Renewable Natural Gas and Methanol Project

(Standard Gas) Standard Gas and Denmark’s Topsoe A/S have agreed to collaborate on a UK-based project to produce renewable natural gas and methanol from residual waste feedstocks. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Danish group to

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Greenhill Energy Launches $425 Million Plans to Construct Australia's First Large Scale Integrated Waste-to-hydrogen Processing Facility in South Australia

(Greenhill Energy)  Greenhill Energy has launched their $425 million plans to build Australia’s first full integrated processing facility to convert landfill waste and sustainable biomass into high value products such as fertilisers and synthetic fuels, and into low-cost clean hydrogen for

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Energy & Climate Action

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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DOE Issues Notice of Intent to Advance Low Carbon Feedstocks for Clean Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office announced its notice of intent (NOI) to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will drive the research and development (R&D) of low-carbon, purpose-grown energy crops leading to the deployment

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Terviva Announces Strategic Partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation

(Terviva/Newswire) With Mitsubishi Corporation’s partnership, Terviva marks a key milestone in the advancement of a pongamia tree-based business platform that sinks carbon, improves small-holder livelihoods, and creates a new source for biofuel and food. -- Terviva, an agriculture innovation company, is pleased

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Redding Rancheria Hydrogen 2 Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Tule River Tribe’s subsidiary Redding Rancheria is building a facility to produce over 10,000 kg of hydrogen per day from completely renewable sources. The Tribe is licensing the technology from H2 Energy Group, an experienced

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Gevo to Pay Farmers Incentives under Farm-to-Flight Program

by Jonathan Welsh (Flying Magazine) Three-tiered incentive system aims to cut carbon intensity. -- Gevo Inc. said it plans to offer incentives to farmers under its Farm-to-Flight Program in an effort to boost production of sustainable fuels, including ethanol and sustainable aviation

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Accelerating Global Sustainable Waste Management: LanzaTech and Tadweer Explore Transforming Solid Waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(LanzaTech) Feasibility study aims to advance the US and UAE's bilateral partnership for accelerating clean energy by laying the groundwork for bolstering waste management’s role in a circular carbon economy  --  LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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Acelen Renewables Enters Market with Global-Scale Project Targeting over $2.5 Billion in Investment

(Acelen/Biobased Diesel Daily)  While Acelen Renewables as a subsidiary was launched at COP28 in Dubai, Biobased Diesel Daily® shared in April Acelen's plans to convert its Mataripe Refinery in Bahia, Brazil, shown, to produce 264 mgy of renewable diesel and SAF

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Alfa Laval and Bisviridi Partner to Revolutionize Biofuel Production from Organic Waste

(Alfa Laval) Alfa Laval, the global leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, and Bisviridi, a new company part of the BioteCH4 group, the leading anaerobic digestion (AD) operator in the United Kingdom, are collaborating to elevate the sustainability

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Study Evaluates New High-Yield Varieties of Switchgrass that Are Less Vulnerable to Disease

by Tom Venesky (Lancaster Farming) A study underway in Luzerne County will gauge the disease resistance and biomass yield of several new varieties of warm season grasses. -- A three-year study could lead warm-season grass producers to high-yield varieties that are less

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Camelina Shows Potential as Biofuel Crop

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) The crop could be a good fit in Western Canada because of its short maturity and low water requirements -- ... Mike Karst, senior vice-president of Global Clean Energy and president of its subsidiary Sustainable Oils, has

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SAF Industry Needs to Upscale 1,600 Times to Meet Net Zero Targets

by William Hallowell (Airline Routes and Ground Services)  The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate,

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New Energy Blue Launches Farmer-Owned Business to Supply Clean, Sustainable Feedstock for Its Biomass Refineries

(New Energy Blue/CISION PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-tech creator of biomass refineries that turn crop residues such as corn stalks into some of the world's lowest-carbon fuels and chemicals, announces the formation of New Energy Farmers LLC, which

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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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Algae Photovoltaics for Hydrogen Production

by Lior Kahana (PV Magazine) South Korea researchers have developed a cell by merging green algae with carbon nanofibers, in order to generate 9.5 W per cell and achieve a peak efficiency of 0.9%. They claim this is enough to power

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Keep an Eye on Carinata

by Melissa Shipman (United States Seed World)  Carbon-saving cover crop kicks off second season.  Brassica carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, has been researched for its cover crop soil benefits over the past decade in the Southeast U.S., and its harvested

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Review Article Shows Key Role of Brazil in Research on Sugarcane for Bioenergy

(EurekAlert!) The study by researchers at the University of São Paulo also shows that genetic engineering techniques need to be improved in order to increase ethanol production without expanding crop acreage, a strategy considered crucial to cope with climate change Peer-Reviewed Publication FUNDAÇÃO

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Newly Identified Algal Strains Rich in Phosphorous Could Improve Wastewater Treatment

by Justin Rickard (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Several algal strains with high capacities for phosphorus accumulation were isolated from wastewater. These strains have the potential to boost phosphorus recovery in wastewater treatment systems along with recovering harmful or valuable metals. Phosphorus in

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Webinar Recording: Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the Bioenergy Research Centers

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) Dr. Brian Davison (CBI), Tim Donohue (GLBRC), Dr. Jennifer R. Gottwald (GLBRC), Dr. Andrew Leakey (CABBI), and Dr. Aindrila Mukhopashyay (JBEI) present an Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers  READ

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Continuum Ag Launches the Billion Bushel Challenge

(Continuum Ag)  Empowering Visibility, Control and Rewards with Low Carbon Grain Needed for BioFuel Production -- With an estimated 6 Billion Bushels being used for Ethanol production next year, Continuum Ag has set their sights on helping the industry SCORE (Carbon Intensity Score) over

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‘Balance’ and ‘Harmony’ and ‘SAF’: Key Words at the 2023 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Conferences serve to present the current thoughts, activities and plans for the community involved in the focus of the event.  At the 2023 Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit

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“Unlocking the Value of Algae” Presented at the Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   "Unlocking the Value of Algae" was the subject of a Sunday Symposium at the recent Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition’s 2023 Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit.  Presenters at the symposium followed the whole

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Biofuel Is Good, But Could It Be Great?

by Treena Hein (Seed World) As demand rises for biofuels, plant breeders are working hard to increase biofuel feedstocks’ productivity and biofuel’s sustainability.  -- ... (I)nfrastructure development and plant breeders’ efforts during the past decade have put biofuels on the map in

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AFRY Engineering Partner in Biorefinery Project Turning Harmful Seaweed into Valuable Products

(AFRY) Origin by Ocean and AFRY have entered a collaborative engineering collaboration to plan an industrial-scale biorefinery for processing bio-based seaweed products in Finland. The conceptual study phases aim to define production concepts and the steps required to construct a biorefinery.

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Can Biofuel Crops Help Lift Poor Farmers out of Poverty?

by Eyal Ronen (Casterra/Ag Funder News)  It’s tough to make a decent living as a farmer, but for a farmer in a developing country with land of mediocre quality, at best, making a decent living can be almost impossible. Millions of farmers in

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Basics 2 Breakthroughs: Genetically Improving Sorghum for Biofuels

by Marilyn Sargent (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Bioscientist Anne Villacastin is using genetics to supercharge the growing power of sorghum, a cereal plant that humans have been cultivating for millennia. By adding genes from wheat, Villacastin and her colleagues at the Joint

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Biofuels Drive Canola Demand

by Don Norman (Manitoba Co-operator)  The Canola Council of Canada is seeking ways to increase yields to meet the rising demand for biofuels.  “Biofuels seem to be taking the front-and-centre space for the oilseed sector, at least in Western Canada,” said Curtis Rempel, vice-president of crop

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Clean Biofuel Production and Phytoremediation Solutions from Contaminated Lands Worldwide

(Phy2Climate) ... Phy2Climate is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Research and Innovation programme. The overall objective of the Phy2Climate project is to build the bridge between the phytoremediation of contaminated sites with the production of clean drop-in biofuels and

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USDA-APHIS Determines that Yield10 Bioscience’s Stacked Herbicide Tolerant Camelina May Be Planted and Bred in the United States

(Yield10) -Herbicide Technology Critical to Enabling Large-Acreage Adoption of Camelina in North America  --   Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service’s (“USDA-APHIS’s”) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (“BRS”)

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Isis Sugar Mill Plans to Use Wastewater to Grow Algae for Human Food and Fuel

by Grace Whiteside (ABC Wide Bay)  ... While eating algae is becoming more popular, such as nori seaweed or algal oil in dietary supplements, Dr Harrison (Queensland University of Technology biochemistry associate professor Mark Harrison) has no doubt algae will also feature

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VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds and ADAMA Collaborate to Expand Crop Protection Solutions for Camelina Growers

(ADAMA US/PR Newswire)  Joint Development Agreement Set to Create New Crop Protection Solutions and Expand Registered Crop Protection Products for Camelina --  VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds (VISION), a US agricultural company driving the growth of Camelina as an essential feedstock for advanced renewable

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The Missing Equations at ExxonMobil’s Advanced Recycling Operation

by James Bruggers (Inside Climate News)  The petrochemical giant promotes its new Baytown facility near Houston as a model for solving the world’s glut of used plastic. But ExxonMobil won’t say how much goes into making new plastic—or ends up burned

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Research Focuses on Production of Jet Fuel from Halophytes

(United Arab Emirates University/University World News) Among renewable energy sources, the use of bioenergy is projected to enjoy the highest growth rate. Socio-economic concerns have prompted the wide utilisation of agricultural wastes and non-food biomass (second generation of biomass) and algae

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Newly-Engineered Enzymes Can Help Plants Produce More Biofuels

by Loukia Papadopoulos (Interesting Engineering) ... In order to improve the efficiency of converting grass plant biomass into biofuels and other bioproducts, plant biologists at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have created a new type of enzymes that optimizes plants’ ability to develop biomass. These

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A Jet Engine Powered by Switchgrass? UGA Project Is Looking at the Biofuel Possibilities

by Erica Van Buren (Augusta Chronicle)  An ongoing study dedicated to identifying and accessing renewable energy source options suggested switchgrass could be a contender.  “Switchgrass is a grass that is native to the United States,” said Katrien Devos, research professor of crop

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Climate Change Forces Farmers to Rethink Crops

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro Greenwire) A study by the Environmental Defense Fund in Kansas illustrates the challenge farmers there, and around the country, will face due to warming. -- Farmers in the Wheat State may soon develop more of a taste

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Intelinair Selected as Partner for USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Grant

(Intelinair/Business Wire) Grant Focused on Advancing Camelina as Renewable Fuel Feedstock -- Intelinair announced that it has been selected to participate as a project partner in one of the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grants. Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. was awarded up to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Preprocessing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium aims to develop science-based design and operation principles informed by TEA/LCA that result in predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations.  The investigators aim to develop design

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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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Chemicals from Thin Air: Gas Fermentation and the Future of Bio-manufacturing

(World Bio Market Insights)  Bacteria can metabolise sugars in milk or wheat into wondrous forms like sourdough bread, sauerkraut, beer and cheese. Modern industrial fermentation uses similar techniques: it cultivates biochemicals in the bodies of microorganisms for drugs, proteins, nutraceuticals, and

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NREL Analysis Shows Midwestern Electrofuels Could Become Energy Superheroes

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  More ethanol, fewer emissions, land with multiple purposes—there are several advantages of using renewable electricity to increase the carbon efficiency of biorefineries. --  ...  Made from carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial waste gases or directly

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Variability

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium analyzed the initial distribution of feedstock critical material attributes (CMAs) and strategies to manage this variability. Understanding key sources of biomass variability (e.g., growth conditions, harvest

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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Biofuels Production and Development in China

by Fuli Li and Yixuan Fan (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences/IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Summary: China is the world’s largest liquefied natural gas import country, has the world’s largest car fleet, the second largest gasoline

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Indian Refiner Seeks First Ethanol From Bamboo as Demand Swells

by Rakesh Sharma (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  India’s state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. says it’s set to pioneer the production of ethanol from bamboo in the country, with a refinery slated to open in December. The plant, located in the North Eastern states of Assam, is

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Algae: A Key Ingredient for Biofuels?

(Innovation Origins) With new investments and a stronger emphasis on research, the future of algae as a renewable and economically viable fuel source looks promising. ...  Thank you for sharing this story! However, please do so in a way that respects the

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Global Clean Energy Reports Largest Camelina Acreage Worldwide

(Global Clean Energy)  Over 65,000 acres contracted in the U.S., South America, and Europe -- Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. (OTCQB:GCEH) today announced that its subsidiaries Sustainable Oils, Inc. (North America) and Camelina Company (Europe and South America) worked with growers to contract a record

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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

by Brian Werner and Gary Prescher (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/ Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council/Minneapolis Star Tribune) The Oct. 2 commentary discussing the climate impacts of Minnesota agriculture included several misleading statements and cherry-picked science to assert that ethanol is not

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AAFC Agri-Science Program Announces $5.3M to BioFuelNet: Research Focuses Heavily on the Application of Innovative Technologies to Generate Biofuels

by Valerie McLeod (McGill Reporter)  Research focuses heavily on the application of innovative technologies to generate biofuels with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, supply carbon for sequestration into soils, and enhance environmental sustainability -- On August 30, Vice-Principal of Macdonald Campus

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Researchers Create Formula for First Synthetic Sugarcane Molasses with Fully Reproducible Composition

by Ricardo Muniz  (Agência FAPESP) Molasses, a broad term used to describe concentrated sugarcane or sugarbeet juice solutions after removal of sucrose crystals, are an industrial byproduct of the raw sugar production process. Natural molasses have variable compositions that are

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ADM and Syngenta Group Sign MoU to Support Low-Carbon Next-Generation Oilseeds and Improved Varieties to Meet Growing Demand for Biofuels and Other Products

(ADM and Sungenta/Business Wire)  ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, and Syngenta Group, one of the world's biggest agricultural technology companies, announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in

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Using Sludge Waste to Produce SAF

(Biofuels International)  ... (U)sing human waste from sewage systems to produce SAF would provide an ideal, circular solution. Sustainability for aviation. A way to limit feedstock costs. A means of limiting the need for human waste to be disposed of

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Casterra Delivers First Shipment of Castor Seeds to Africa

(Casterra Ag/PR Newswire) This first shipment, valued at approximately US$1 million, is part of a framework agreement with a world-leading oil and gas company --  Casterra Ag Ltd. ("Casterra"), an integrated castor cultivation solution company and a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. ("Evogene") (Nasdaq: EVGN) (TASE:

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CoBiol-A Pathway to Decarbonization and Public Engagement at Large

by Fatma Marrakchi, Daniele Castello, Lasse A. Rosendahl (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction)  ... To achieve a cleaner and healthier environment, there is a strong focus on the development of sustainable low-carbon, high yield, and costcompetitive liquid bio-crude oil as

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