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Biodiesel Magazine Podcast: Strategic Biofuels: Louisiana’s Multifaceted Green Fuels Project

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) This week’s Biodiesel Magazine podcast features, Paul Schubert, CEO of Strategic Biofuels, Interview by Anna Simet, editor of Biodiesel Magazine. LISTEN

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrocatalytic CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) CO2 is the ubiquitous feedstock, available from a range of point sources, as well as in the atmosphere. It’s the only feedstock measured in gigatons. Domestic biorefineries emit a very pure CO2 wastestream, and represent an early opportunity for deployment of CO2 utilization technologies. But

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

MetGen’s Acceleration: A Hat-Trick of Deals Put the Lignin Pioneer on a New Trajectory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From MetGen in Finland comes not one story but three, a hat-trick. First, a commercial license for biorefineries with Futurity in New Zealand; second, a partnership with Ivy Farms to develop an industrial process for bioactive molecules they use in their cultivated meat technology; third, a partnership with Technip Energies for the

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Raven SR and Emerging Fuels Technology to Collaborate on Syngas Upgrading for SAF and Renewable Diesel

(Raven SR/PR Newswire)  • Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) to provide technology and engineering support for at least 10 Raven SR liquid fuels production projects Collaboration to pursue higher quality, higher volume output of Fischer-Tropsch fuels, including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), from landfill gas, biogas, other organic waste feedstocks Raven SR

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

New Catalyst Offers a More Affordable Way to Produce Hydrogen from Seawater

by Jeannie Kever (University of Houston)   Researchers Discover a Single Catalyst Capable of Splitting Both Freshwater and Seawater at Low Voltage — Hydrogen has drawn attention in recent years as a potential source of clean energy because it burns without producing climate-damaging emissions. However, traditional hydrogen production methods have a substantial

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Iberdrola and Foresa Advance in Their Alliance to Lead Green Methanol Production in Spain

(Iberdrola/Electric Energy Online) • The first of the projects, Green UMIA, will be located in Pontevedra and will lead to a reduction of 58,000 tonnes of CO2 in its first 10 years of operation It will also strengthen the decarbonisation and sustainability of the timber value chain, which is strategic

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of RNG and Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Methane! We’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for some time — methane is the future! Made from dairy waste and municipal solid waste, primarily, it’s become the fastest route to carbon jitigation because all that potential methane avoids the atmosphere and insteads finds applications

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Fulcrum’s Near, Ensyn’s Back: Hopeful Hours in the Big Heavy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Fulcrum: Fuels before Christmas, maybe by Hallowe’en — When we last touched on the Fulcrum story in depth, in May, the company had commenced syngas production, but we had not yet heard that the intrepid Fulcrumites had reached the summit of their Everest, which is the

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Comstock Files Grant Application for Cellulosic Fuels

(Comstock/Globe Newswire)  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced its filing of a grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to build a pre-pilot scale system to demonstrate one of Comstock’s unique new pathways to produce renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, gasoline, and marine fuel from

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Catalytic Process with Lignin Could Enable 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biobased Diesel Daily) An underutilized natural resource could be just what the airline industry needs to curb carbon emissions. Researchers at three institutions—the U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Washington State University—report success in using lignin as a path toward a drop-in

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Policymakers and energy security hawks love fuel, but consumers love renewable chemicals that power the everyday applications in their lives — resins, solvents, nutraceuticals, intermediates to make fabrics, nylons, plastics, and more. There’s a dizzying array of candidates — hydrogen for chemistry, methanol ammonia, PLA,

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic $7 Billion Funding Opportunity to Jump-Start America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy DEADLINE November 7, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) DOE Opens Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Opportunity for Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs and Releases Draft of DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap —  The U.S. Department of Energy today opened applications for the $7 billion program to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country,

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Plastics and Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everything we have learned at The Digest about the State of Plastics and Biomaterials in 2022, we have digested down into these pages, as presented in our latest ABLC CONNECT episode this past week. Whether you’re looking at PET, PLA, PHA, FDCA, FDME, nylons, fabrics,

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

eFuels, by Land and Sea, Get Their Grips on the Ships, Road Trips

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For more than a decade we have been covering the emergence of e-Fuels — renewable fuels made from (usually waste) CO2 and green hydrogen, the latter conventionally obtained by splitting water using spare, intermittent renewable power. It’s been a story of a fuel defeated by policy.

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Amazon Makes Inroads into Electrofuel-Powered Trucks. Why It’s Better than Ethanol.

by Al Root (Barrons/Market Watch)  …   The start-up, Sacramento, Calif.–based Infinium, was founded in 2020 and got funding from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund. Infinium calls electrofuels an “ultralow carbon alternative to traditional petroleum-based fuels.” The company makes green hydrogen by passing electricity generated with renewable power through water. The hydrogen is

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Will Algae Biofuels Become Viable? Pioneers of Commercial Biofuel Production Had to Shut Shop or Diversify Their Portfolio

by Rahul Jain (Down to Earth)  … It can synthesise large volumes of oil (20 times more than that of mustard per acre), grow fast (10 times quicker than terrestrial plants) and capture carbon dioxide (CO2).  Since then, big industries and startups around the globe have been working to commercialise algae-based

September 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies: Successful Completion of REWOFUEL Project

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces the end of the REWOFUEL project, which ran from 1 June 2018 to 30 June 2022. This project brought together several European industries such as Repsol, Sekab and Fibenol, with the objective of demonstrating the conversion of wood residues into sustainable high-performance components for road and

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

NextChem: Under Development the First Waste to Hydrogen Plant in the World

(NextChem/Pack Media) As part of the “IPCEI Hy2Use” EU project, Maire Tecnimont announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been assigned a €194 million grant for the development of a waste-to-hydrogen plant, ready in the first half of 2027. The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Air Company Fuels First Ever Test Flight with Jet Fuel Made from CO2, Beginning the Next-Generation of the World’s Fuel Industry

(Air Company/North American Clean Energy)  Air Company, the world’s leading carbon technology company that creates carbon-negative alcohols and fuels from Carbon Dioxide (CO2), announced the launch of its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from captured CO2. The importance of this novel climate technology, distributed under the name AIRMADE SAF, is underscored

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Quadrise Fuels International plc Joint Development Agreement with Vertoro

(RNS/Qudrise Fuels) Quadrise (AIM:QFI), the supplier of MSAR® and bioMSAR™ emulsion technology and fuels is pleased to announce the entry of a Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) with lignin biofuel specialists, Vertoro BV (“Vertoro”).  Vertoro is the supplier of sustainable biomass-based biofuels extracted from abundant agricultural and forestry residues using their proprietary Goldilocks® technology. GEM® is

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As we observed once here in Digestville, biomass is where catalysts go to die. How can we change that? Providing fundamental insight and actionable recommendations for extending catalyst lifetime in biomass catalytic conversion by a collective and collaborative effort within ChemCatBio. PNNL’s Huamin Wang led a team to accomplish

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Barbarians at the Gate: WasteFuel Offers New Methanol Tech to Ward off the New Barbarians of Industrial Emission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From New York and the stages of ClimateWeek therein arrives news that WasteFuel, which would not surprise you to learn makes fuel from waste, has developed and is offering a new technology, their Methanol Module. We’ve been hard at work over the past months highlighting the

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the Catalytic Upgrading of Biochemical Intermediates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Whether it is Mixed C6-C5 Corn Stover Hydrolysate Sugars to Produce Butyric Acid with In-situ Product Removal, or Non-Biological Conversion of Mixed C6-C5 Corn Stover Hydrolysate Sugars to Furans (Furfural, HMF), opportunities abound in biobased chemicals. Where to focus, what are the real opportunities? NREL’s

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the Upgrading of C2 Intermediates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ethanol is an attractive feedstock for middle distillate fuels and chemical products. How do we unlock the potential not only for ethanol-to-jet, but for C3+olefin (ETO) opportunities, and more. Dehydrate, oligomerize, hydrogenate – the path to minimizing capex and opex. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Zhenglong

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

He Is Turning Waste into Commodity with DOE Grant

by Brandie Jefferson (Washington University in St. Louis)  The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.3 million grant to a team led by Zhen (Jason) He, a professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis’ McKelvey School of Engineering. The project, which also includes researchers from

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Research: TotalEnergies and the Technical University of Denmark Create a Center of Excellence in Decarbonized Energies

(TotalEnergies/Business Wire)  During his trip to Denmark, Patrick Pouyanné signed an agreement with the President of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) concerning the creation of the DTU-TotalEnergies Excellence Center of Clean Energy. This advanced research center will focus on developing reliable, profitable, low-emission energy solutions that will reduce the intermittence

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Accelerated catalyst and process development cycle enabling demonstrated performance enhancements in half the time. That’s the bold goal of a DOE project aimed at providing a fundamental insight leading to actionable recommendations for critical catalysis challenges by leveraging world-class synthesis and characterization capabilities across multiple DOE National

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

GEVO Breaks Ground on Its First Commercial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Facility, Net-Zero 1, in Lake Preston, South Dakota

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of its first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility, Net-Zero 1 (NZ1). Gevo’s management team was joined today by government officials, representatives from partner companies and customers, business leaders, local farmers, and members of the media to ceremoniously break ground.

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Measuring Up Corn Fiber Ethanol

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol made from corn fiber has a low carbon intensity and the potential to generate D3 RINs, but navigating the regulatory landscape to capture its fullest value can be complex.  —  Producing corn fiber ethanol alongside standard, D6 RIN-generating corn starch ethanol gives producers

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

The Extraordinary Remaking of Ordinary Things, Part 4: Dow, Mura, Berkeley Lab Make Plastic More Recyclable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Dow and Mura Technology followed up on their summer multi-facility partnership to transform plastic recyclability with the specific announce of project one. Mura plans to construct a new facility at Dow’s Böhlen site in Germany. This project is targeted for a final investment

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Brown Announces $2.5 Million for Biofuel Research at The Ohio State University

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH))  Today (September 13, 2022), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to The Ohio State University (OSU) for research on the creation of new biofuel energy to help decarbonize multiple sectors. “Biofuel energy research and

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

WPI Researchers Create New Method for Making Biodiesel Fuel with Food Waste

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Business Wire) With gas prices soaring and food costs pinching family budgets, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at WPI is looking at ways to use food waste to make a renewable and more affordable fuel replacement for oil-based diesel. The work, led by Chemical Engineering Professor Michael Timko, is detailed in

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Univerity of Hull Biohydrogen Research Focuses on Unlocking Potential of Biorefinery Waste Streams

(University of Hull) The University of Hull has been awarded £245,000 to investigate the possibility of producing hydrogen from the waste streams produced by biorefineries. The funding was awarded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through phase one of their Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, which has

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Paving the Way for Solar Fuels: Synhelion Produces Solar Syngas on an Industrial Scale for the First Time

(Synhelion)  Synhelion has become the first company in the world to succeed in producing syngas on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The Swiss solar fuel pioneer successfully demonstrated this on the multifocus solar tower of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Jülich, North Rhine-Westphalia. The

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This project funded by the US Department of Energy and led by NREL’s Josh Schaidle aims to Guide existing and future research and development efforts by defining key technical challenges, risks, cost/carbon intensity drivers, and future technical targets for utilizing renewable electricity and CO2to improve

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Formate Utilization for Value-Added Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How do we utilize CO2 with cheaper renewable energy? What products can we make? Those are the questions explored in this project funded by the US Department of Energy’s BETO office and led by Jonathan Lo at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Among the differentiators:

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

4H Club, Methane to the Rescue: The Calysta, Mango Materials, Industrial Microbes, T2C Energy Stories

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Biogas is an ancient thing, organisms have been making it for millenia – only in recent decades have we learned to capture and use it to generate on-site heat and power. … … This is the supply of methane as an intermediate feedstock for the

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Scientists Find a Simple Way to Produce Hydrogen from Water at Room Temperature

by David Nield (Science Alert) … In the new research, scientists describe a relatively simple method involving aluminum nanoparticles that are able to strip the oxygen from water molecules and leave hydrogen gas. The process yields large amounts of hydrogen, and it all works at room temperature. That removes one of

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Bulk Chemicals and Liquid Fuels

(Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy Sciences) High-efficiency utilization of CO2 facilitates the reduction of CO2 concentration in the global atmosphere and hence the alleviation of the greenhouse effect. The chemical utilization of CO2, which refers to converting CO2 into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels, has a distinct and direct CO2 emission reduction effect,

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests over $1.4 Million in SixRing Clean Technology

(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Clean technologies play an important role in helping Canada’s agriculture sector fight against climate change. Investing in clean technology initiatives that advance the bioeconomy can improve the bottom line for farmers, while lowering harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Today (September 6, 2022), Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Whodunnit? The Murder of Carbon Intensity (Hint: Aemetis, Mitsubishi amongst the Suspects)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Aemetis completed the installation and commissioning at the Keyes ethanol plant in California of the first Mitsubishi ZEBREX system in North America, reducing energy costs and increasing biofuel value by more than $5 million per year. The details No, a Zebrex is not a Zebra

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

One-Step Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil Using CaO Promoted Activated Carbon Catalyst from Prunus persica Seeds

by Ayesha Hameed,Salman Raza Naqvi, Umair Sikandar and Wei-Hsin Chen (MDPI Special Issue Catalysts for Biofuel and Bioenergy Production) In recent years, the scope for replacing fossil fuels has been appealing to the world, owing to limited conventional fuels, crude oil price volatility, and greenhouse gas emission concerns. In this

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and University of California Berkeley, to Develop Technology Converting Air to Sugar

(Coca-Cola Europacific Partners) CCEP Ventures to partner with Peidong Yang Research Group to develop scalable methods of converting captured air (CO2) into sugar; Technology could reduce some of the largest CO₂ contributors in supply chains, while saving material, transportation and logistics costs; Development of lab scale prototypes could mean in

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Integration of CO2 Electrolysis with Microbial Syngas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  By producing valuable products out of CO2, this project will incentivize CCU to realize carbon circular economy opportunities. That’s the promise of this project funded by the BETO Office at the US Department of Energy and led by NREL’s Michael Resch. The key differentiators? Utilization

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

5 Minutes with Thomas Hoppe, Clariant’s Head of Operations Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Clariant has built the first commercial sunliquid® plant for the production of 50,000 t 2G cellulosic ethanol per year in Romania, which started production a few weeks ago. What have been the main hurdles in reaching this milestone? We are extremely proud that we have successfully constructed and started production

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Green Plains, Tallgrass and PNNL Awarded DOE Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology

(Green Plains) Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE), Tallgrass, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) today announced they have been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology as part of the federal agency’s effort to support the development of valuable biofuels and bioproducts for

September 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Shell Announces Partnership to Convert Ethanol into Hydrogen

(Shell Brazil/Biomass Magazine)  Shell Brazil, Raízen, Hytron, University of São Paulo (USP) and SENAI CETIQT signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of two plants to produce renewable hydrogen (H2) from ethanol. The partnership aims to validate the production technology through the construction of two plants designed to produce 5 kg/h

September 5, 2022 Read Full Article

H2Carrier Receives Approval in Principle from DNV

(H2Carrier)  H2Carrier is the designer and owner of the proprietary floating energy production and storage system P2XFloater™; the first industrial scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia facility of its kind in the world. The concept is based on proven floating production, storage and off-take technologies combined with an e-control system capable

September 5, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 State of Advanced Ethanol

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

September 5, 2022 Read Full Article

The Secrets of Sagoib: Raizen’s Betting Big on 2G Ethanol, Here’s the Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported last week that “UAE state investor Mubadala Investment Co and Raizen are the final bidders in the sale of BP Bunge Bioenergia, with no bidders in the second round and the other potential buyers rejected earlier in the process. Parallel negotiations are ongoing with

September 5, 2022 Read Full Article

Louisiana Marks Clean Energy ‘Milestone’ as Hydrogen Project Wins $50 Million Federal Grant

(Louisiana Economic Development) H2theFuture, which will create a wind-powered hydrogen industry cluster in south Louisiana, wins EDA Build Back Better Challenge award  — A groundbreaking plan to create an offshore wind-powered hydrogen energy industry cluster in south Louisiana has been awarded $50 million from the Build Back Better Challenge, the U.S.

September 2, 2022 Read Full Article

From Worm Composting to Biofuels, the Caribbean Seeks Solutions to Seaweed Influx

by Alison Kentish (Interpress Service News Agency) The increasingly severe invasion of seaweed is impacting tourism, health, livelihoods, and the economy of Caribbean countries, which are hoping for a mix of solutions to the stubborn problem. … The United Nations Environment Programme has warned that the sargassum’s production of hydrogen

September 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Easing Pain at the Pump with Food Waste: New Method for Making Biodiesel Fuel

by Jack Levy (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/ Phys.Org) … To make the fuel, the researchers employed a process called hydrothermal liquefaction, which uses heat and water to break down the food waste into a liquid. It’s a method that has been used widely in converting other materials into biofuel, including algae. However,

September 2, 2022 Read Full Article

GS E&C to Develop Bioethanol Using Cassava Waste

by Kim Jae-heun (Korea Times) GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) is joining hands with Finnish bioenergy company St1 to develop a next-generation bioethanol using cassava waste in Thailand. Cassava is a tuber root plant that resembles a sweet potato and it grows in tropical regions.GS E&C President Huh Yoon-hong

September 2, 2022 Read Full Article

New Algorithm Uncovers Secrets of Cell Factories

by Karin Wik and Susanne Nilsson Lindh (Chalmers University of Technology/Phys.Org) Drug molecules and biofuels can be made to order by living cell factories, where biological enzymes do the job. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a computer model that can predict how fast enzymes work, making

September 1, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes – from the last syllable you can guess at their dominance in the world od creating disruptive yields through enzyme innovation — but did you know of their increasingly strong technology in yeast? What next for this company as it diversifies? All the markets,

September 1, 2022 Read Full Article

The Search for the Perpetual Virgin: Plastics, That Is. Olefy Undertakes the Crusade.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The news has been sizzling since last week that VTT is spinning out Olefy technology in October – with a process that can convert most of the world’s waste plastics back to usable virgin grade materials an infinite number of times, and VTT adds, “affordably”, though

September 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $29.5 Million for Improved Bioenergy Resource Recovery and Conversion Systems

( U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $29.5 million to 15 projects to improve the current science and infrastructure for utilizing waste streams, often disproportionately located in underserved communities, and support the development of improved organisms and inorganic catalysts for the production of valuable biofuels and bioproducts

August 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Floating ‘Artificial Leaves’ Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

by Sarah Collins (University of Cambridge) Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis – the process by

August 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Cranfield Awarded Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

(Cranfield University) Funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government. The technology would allow biomass – organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops – to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions

August 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Felix T-Cat: Anellotech Reaches into Its Bag of Tricks to Produce a Plastic-to-Plastic Fix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anellotech has developed Plast-TCat technology to address the gap. Now, we have news that Anellotech has, for the first time, continuously processed solid, post-consumer plastic waste into light olefins and aromatics using its Plas-TCat catalytic pyrolysis technology. The waste consisted of a mixture of all major

August 30, 2022 Read Full Article

2021 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its virtual 2021 Project Peer Review on March 8‒12, 15‒16, and 22‒26, 2021. During the event, 271 projects in BETO’s research portfolio were presented, representing a total DOE investment of $662 million across 12 technology areas.

August 29, 2022 Read Full Article

NYK Invests in Tech to Convert Garbage Onboard into Biofuels

by Sam Chambers (Splash 247) Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is looking at converting waste onboard into energy. Japan’s second largest shipping line by dwt has invested in Sustainable Energy, which operates an energy supply business using unused resources such as flammable waste generated in cities. Sustainable Energy has developed its own

August 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Scientists Create a New Catalyst for ‘Green’ Biodiesel

( The National University of Science and Technology MISIS/Tech Xplore) An effective industrial catalyst for the faster production of biofuels at low temperatures has been synthesized by an international scientific team with the participation of scientists from MISIS University. The results of the work have been published in the Asian Journal

August 29, 2022 Read Full Article

DOE Awards $29 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Production

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Industry and Universities Will Work to Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen to Deliver Cheap Electricity; New $32 Million Funding Opportunity will Support Clean Hydrogen Technologies  —  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of $28.9 million to 15 industry- and university-led projects and

August 29, 2022 Read Full Article

ROBIN Debuts THE CLARIANT CHANNEL

(Biofuels Digest)  Now on ROBIN, up to the minute video and presentations, events and background from Europe’s dominant player in 2G ethanol and in many chemicals markets. All content is available on THE CLARIANT CHANNEL, part of your ROBIN streaming experience, on-demand and free. CLARIANT’S SUN LIQUID PROCESS- STRAW TO

August 26, 2022 Read Full Article

SoCalGas: Kore Begins Commissioning of RNG, Hydrogen System

(Southern California Gas Co./Biomass Magazine) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that Kore Infrastructure has successfully begun testing and demonstrating its carbon-negative, waste-to-energy modular system at the utility’s Los Angeles facility. The innovative technology is designed to divert organic waste from California landfills and convert it into carbon-negative hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG). These clean fuels

August 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Producing Biodiesel from Palm Kernel Shells

by Reginald Davey (AZO Materials)  A new paper appearing in the journal Environmental Research has explored the production of biodiesel from palm kernel shells, an agricultural waste stream. Scientists from Malaysia, Brunei, and Oman have contributed to the research. … … Palm oil is a widely used product in the

August 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Anaergia’s Tønder Plant Will Supply CO2 to European Energy A/S for Green E-Methanol Production as Fuel for Container Ships

(Anaergia/Business Wire)  Anaergia Inc. (“Anaergia” or the “Company”) (TSX:ANRG) today announced it has signed an agreement with European Energy A/S (“European Energy”). Under the terms of this agreement Anaergia is to supply European Energy with up to 60,000 tonnes per year of liquefied biogenic Carbon Dioxide (“CO2”) for a period of 10 years.

August 25, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The company has moved past an ethanol and protein positioning to “a leading agri-tech company committed to transforming our platform to process annually renewable crops into more sustainable, high-value ingredients” High-value they are — but also of great value are the underlying ethanol assets and

August 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Experimental Conception and Thermo-Energetic Analysis of a Solar Biogas Production System

by Badr Ouhammou, Aggour Mohammed, Smouh Sliman, Abdelmajid Jamil, Bakraoui Mohammed, Fadoua Karouach, Hassan El Bari, Tarik Kousksou (Case Studies in Thermal Engineering) Solar biogas system production offers the possibility to simultaneously produce heat, electricity and to treat waste products as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector.

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Net Zer0 1 – sound exciting., And it is! A company that remade itself as it saw the decisive shift in biofuels from lower carbon light duty to super low carbon heavy duty. They’re thought of everything to get the carbon score lower and are

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Semi-Continuous Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Cow Manure and Banana Waste: Effects of Mixture Ratio

by Joute, Y., El Bari, H., Belhadj, S., Karouach, F., Gradi, Y., Stelte, W., Bjerre, A. (Applied Ecology and Environmental Research)  Anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure (CM) and banana waste (BW) was investigated. The experiments have been carried out and were tested for different mixture ratios of CM:BW in terms

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste: Effect of Thermal Pretreatment on Improvement of Anaerobic Digestion Process

by Y. ElGnaoui, F.Karouach, M.Bakraoui, M.BarzbH. ElBari (Science Direct/Energy Reports)  The treatment of food waste (FW) is an important challenge in developed and undeveloped countries due to the rapid disintegration of this waste. Hence biogas technology is used to produce energy and to reduce the volume of waste. This technology has disadvantages

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Effect of Combined Mechanical–Ultrasonic Pretreatment on Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion of Household Organic Waste Fraction in Morocco

by Fadoua Karouach, Mohammed Bakraoui, Yasser El (Science Direct/Energy Reports) Methanization is a technology that involves complex biological reactions and it is the subject of several scientific studies. The paper aims to evaluate the effect of the combined mechanical and ultrasonic pretreatment (CMUP) on the anaerobic digestion (AD) of the

August 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Podcast: Industry Innovations: Discussing Corn Fiber Ethanol and SAF

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) Featuring Mark Yancey, CTO of D3MAX and CEO of SAFFiRE Renewables  LISTEN

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Heliogen and Dimensional Energy Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration to Produce Carbon-Free Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Concentrated Sunlight and Green Hydrogen

(Heliogen)  Initiative to demonstrate technology and produce jet fuel reserves for commercially viable carbon neutral flight — Heliogen, Inc. (NYSE: HLGN), a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Dimensional Energy, a sustainable fuels company, to jointly produce

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

SoCalGas Constructing Hydrogen Fueling System for Transit Agency

by Ariana Fine (NGT News) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has begun construction of an advanced hydrogen generation system at SunLine Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, Calif. The project, called H2 SilverSTARS, will produce hydrogen from renewable natural gas (RNG) and help fuel SunLine’s fleet of 17 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses.

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Project Aims to Reduce Water, Energy in Ethanol Production

(University of Nebraska Research and Economic Development/Nebraska Today) Nebraska researchers are studying how to make ethanol production more environmentally sensitive by reducing the amount of water and energy required to produce it and cutting the air emissions that result. The Nebraska Environmental Trust is helping fund this University of Nebraska–Lincoln research —

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Producing Biofuels from Waste Coffee and Alcohol Products

by Reginald Davey (AZO Materials) Research into utilizing waste products has benefited several industries in recent years, improving their sustainability. Writing in the journal Energies, a team of scientists from Armenia and Poland has investigated the use of waste coffee and alcohol products to produce biofuels. … Biogas and biohydrogen have

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Dehydration of Bioethanol Produced from Argane Pulp Using Pervaporation Membrane Process: Experimental, Molecular Dynamics and GCMC Simulation Studies

Fatima Zahrae Zouhair, Mohammed Rachid Kabbour, Fatima Ebich, Aouatif Benali, El hajel Maadoudi, Awad A. Alrashdi, Mohammed Bouksaim, Hassane Lgaz, Azzouz Essamri (Journal of Molecular Liquids) PVA membranes were used for argane pulp bioethanol dehydration by PV. • MD and GCMC simulations were used to understand swelling mechanism of PVA membranes.

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Production of Methane from Banana Peels by Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion

by Fatima Ebich, Rachida Hassikou, Hassan El Bari, Azzouz Essamri, Rajaa Layachi (Journal of Chemical Health Risks)  Banana peel is a concentrated source of putrid organic waste; this waste is considered as a source of the energy produced by the process of anaerobic digestion. The objective of this study is

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Consortium of Levidian and United Utilities Win BEIS Funding to Explore LOOP Deployment for Biogas-to-Hydrogen System

(Levidian) Levidian and United Utilities win funding through the Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio for the first phase of a biogas to hydrogen project.  — The UK Government’s department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded £212,000 funding through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) for the first phase of

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Less than $3/G, No Subsidy, No Kidding: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to T2C Energy Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Perhaps the most startling and under-appreciated story of the year. A heavy-duty transport fuel, made using abundant, fungible and affordable biomethane, validated at $2.91 per gallon by the DOE’s top due diligence team, and that’s no carbon price, no subsidy, no tax credit, no kidding.

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Maybe This Time: Aries Clean Technologies Hits a Milestone in the Never-Ending Battle for a Great Biochar Business

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You can finance a bioenergy project making gases and solids, so long as your gas is a solid stream, and, solidly sold, and your market for solids is liquid, and your liquidity is solid. If you have lots of liquidity, you’re solid, and then

August 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Scientists Propose the Optimal Way to Produce Biofuels

(South Ural State University/TechXplore) Scientists from Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt have proposed the most effective mathematical model of the biodiesel production process at the moment. The simulation of the biodiesel production process from soybean oil and methanol was performed using machine learning. The study was published

August 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Comstock Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Ready for Commercial Deployment

(Comstock Mining/Globe Newswire)  Targets First Generation Corn Ethanol Facilities For Commercialization —  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced that it is marketing its cellulosic ethanol production technology for construction of commercial scale facilities, with a focus on upgrading pre-existing first generation corn ethanol facilities to convert forestry

August 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Red Rock Biofuels, Frontline BioEnergy Successfully Gasify Residual Woody Biomass into Syngas for Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Red Rock Biofuels/Business Wire)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a next-generation producer of low-carbon biofuels, and Frontline BioEnergy, a leading provider of waste and biomass gasification solutions, announce that they have successfully tested their innovative technology that gasifies Red Rock’s residual woody biomass feedstock into high quality syngas for production of

August 19, 2022 Read Full Article

DOE Announces $2 Million to Help Bring Clean Energy Technologies to Market

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the selection of two projects totaling more than $2 million for its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF facilitates stronger partnerships among DOE facilities, private sector companies, and other entities with the goal of getting more clean energy technologies

August 18, 2022 Read Full Article

With a €43M EU Grant and €1.2M from a VC, This Startup Plans to Turn CO2 Emissions into Gold

by Mike Butcher (Tech Crunch)  Now Copenhagen-based biotech company SecondCircle thinks it also has a novel approach. It claims to be able to capture CO2 from industrial emitters at the point of emission using “synthetic biology” to develop biocatalysts (bacteria). These then convert the carbon dioxide into chemical compounds that are sold back to

August 17, 2022 Read Full Article

Quest for Feedstock: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week on ABLC CONNECT, we networked and exchanged information about the world of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and as part of the proceedings, we had the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel presentation. The slides are here. READ MORE Recording:  THE STATE OF SAF – Markets,

August 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Three-Part Co-Processing Series to Lower Carbon Footprint of Transportation Fuels

(U.S. Department of Energy) Upgrading bio-oils with petroleum feedstocks at existing refineries—known as “co-processing”—could offer a fast pathway for lowering the carbon footprint of today’s transportation fuels. In this three-part blog series, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) offer insights

August 12, 2022 Read Full Article

The Feedstock Challenge

(Biofuels International) The processing of oils and fats into biofuels, regardless of whether they are waste oils or crude vegetable oils, requires pretreatment before the feedstock can be utilised in a biodiesel or hydrogenation process (HVO, HEFA, sustainable aviation fuel [SAF] or renewable diesel). This step is crucial for the

August 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Unlocking the Mystery of Catalyst Poisoning

by Asanga Padmaperuma (U.S. Department of Energy) A research team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory investigates how potassium in biomass feedstocks poisons a catalyst. Their discovery allowed researchers to better understand catalyst health and regeneration during the conversion of feedstocks into biofuels and bioproducts. The creation of biofuels involves a little

August 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuel Industry Innovating in Production, Finding New Uses

by Aaron Viner (Iowa Farmer Today)  … To keep sustained demand, refineries are always looking for more ways to create more product and find more places to use it. In February, Oklahoma State University researcher Hasan Atiyeh received a patent for a new method that could increase biofuel yields while

August 12, 2022 Read Full Article

The Big Launch: PM Modi Inaugurates India’s First 2G Ethanol Project, Using Praj Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first 2G cellulosic ethanol biorefinery, the Indian Oil project at Panipat, Haryana. This 100 KLPD Project is based on Praj’s proprietary technology processing Rice Straw as feedstock for production of Ethanol. Praj is the Technology Licensor and

August 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Egyptian Scholar at Assam University Develops Biodiesel from Food Waste

(The Hindu)  Khalifa Said H. Eldeihy worked on residual food items such as soybean cooking oil waste and leaves of radish and sweet potato — Leaves of radish and sweet potato are potent sources for producing low-cost biodiesel from waste cooking oil, an Egyptian scholar and his associates at central

August 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Ecospray and Ruhe Advance Biomethane Projects

(Bioenergy Insight) Italian company Ecospray and Germany-based Ruhe have signed new agreements for the supply of two biomethane plants and three CO2-liquefaction plants for customers of Green Line Liquid Anlagenbau, which is an affiliated company of Ruhe Group. The construction of a complete system for pre-treatment, upgrading, liquefaction of biomethane and the liquefaction of CO2, with

August 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Not Just Bread and Beer—Microbes Can Ferment Carbon Dioxide to Make Fuel, Too

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists Mapped Out a “Bicyclic Carbon Fixation” Pathway for Speeding Up Gas Fermentation in Specialized Bacteria —  … Certain species of bacteria ferment carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to make their own nutrients of choice, which might be leveraged to help energize our

August 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Gevo to Celebrate Net Zero 1 Groundbreaking in September

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Gevo Inc. plans to host a groundbreaking ceremony in September to kick off the initial site work phase at its proposed Net Zero 1 facility under development in Lake Preston, South Dakota, according to comments made by CEO Patrick Gruber during a second quarter earnings call

August 10, 2022 Read Full Article

The Business of Their Biology, the Biology of Their Business: 10 Years after IPOs, How Are Amyris, Gevo, Codexis Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been more than 10 years since the celebrated IPOs of Amyris, Codexis and Gevo showed that the second wave of industrial biotechnology (after the first wave of ethanol companies) was producing mature companies of size and substance. Since then, the crash of oil prices in

August 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Atlantic Biomass, LLC and Bionoid, Inc. Sign Letter of Intent to Produce Commercial Quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from Residual Hemp Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass and Bionoid) In a surprise announcement at the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2), Phase I MEI2 grant recipient Atlantic Biomass, LLC signed a Letter of Intent with Bionoid, Inc. signaling their joint commitment to producing commercial quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

August 9, 2022 Read Full Article

En Route to Market: Alder Fuels and NREL Partner to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology for Commercial Use

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  A critical pathway for producing large quantities of low- to negative-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is en route to market following a collaborative research and development agreement between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Alder Fuels. The technology—an advanced pyrolysis process that

August 9, 2022 Read Full Article

IWK, EMB to Pioneer Production of Ethanol and Biogas from Wastewater

by Shafiqqul aliff (Malaysian Reserve)  Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and collaborated with EMB Business Sdn Bhd to pioneer the production of ethanol and biogas generated from wastewater processing for commercial purposes. Environment And Water Minister (KASA) Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man

August 9, 2022 Read Full Article

SUN-to-LIQUID Project Publishes Successful Thermochemical Kerosene Production Using Solar Energy, Water and CO2 in an Integrated Solar Experimental Facility in the Scientific Journal Joule

(IMDEA Energy Institute)  Developing solar technologies for producing carbon-neutral aviation fuels has become a global energy challenge, but their readiness level has largely been limited to laboratory-scale studies. Here we report on the experimental demonstration of a fully-integrated thermochemical production chain from H2O and CO2 to kerosene using concentrated solar

August 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Re-N-Vision Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Test and Develop Blue Biofuels’ CTS Technology in Equitable Energy Transition

(Blue BiofuelsGlobe Newswire)  Blue Biofuels, Inc. announces that Re-N-Vision, LLC, based out of St. Louis, MO, has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Department of Energy grant for $199,902 with the title “Disadvantaged Community Bioenergy Feedstock Consortium in Urban Areas”. The grant was awarded under the Energy

August 8, 2022 Read Full Article

National Energy Solution: Pt 1: Methane, Methanogens, Methanotrophs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week we reported that T2C Energy in partnership with the US Department of Energy had developed at pilot-scale a technology that makes drop-in transportation fuel for $2.91 a gallon, excluding any help from carbon prices and markets. (The techno-economics were validated by ICF, which is

August 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Office Achieves Major Biofuel Technology and Production Milestone

by Josh Messner (U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has achieved a significant milestone in decreasing the minimum fuel selling price (MFSP) of drop-in biofuels, which are fuels made from biomass and other waste carbon sources, and that are compatible with existing petroleum fuel

August 4, 2022 Read Full Article

Advancing Synergistic Waste Utilization as Biofuels Feedstocks: Preprocessing, Coproducts, and Sustainability Workshop Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Advancing Synergistic Waste Utilization as Biofuels Feedstocks: Preprocessing, Coproducts, and Sustainability Workshop covered the topic of municipal solid waste streams as a feedstock for biofuels. The workshop invited stakeholders representing academia, industry, municipalities, and federal agencies involved in waste management, resource and energy recovery, waste utilization, and sustainability.

August 3, 2022 Read Full Article

NASA-Backed Program to Trial Ammonia as Alternative Jet Engine Fuel

by Linnea Ahlgren (Simple Flying) A five-year research program will use chemical kinetics simulation software from Ansys to see how the gas would behave powering an aircraft.  —   While biofuels, Power-to-Liquids, and hydrogen have long been touted as the alternative fuels of the future, researchers are becoming increasingly convinced that

August 3, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This hydrocarbons firm has for the sake of higher margins to support smaller build-outs to profitability has pivoted to converting plant-derived resources into a key family of ingredients used in the cosmetics industry — a new presentation covers the new targets — all the markets,

August 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Beast Mode Yeast Load: Novozyme’s New Innova Apex, Turbo Are Ethanol Yield Monsters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Novozymes’ new Innova Apex and Innova Turbo have arrived on the Innova yeast platform. They are companions to Innova Quantum. Usually, advances in yeast are told in terms of yield, but here’s an added twist — this story is robustness and cost, too. Apex delivers

August 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Launch of Joint Study on the Establishment of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Manufacturing Business in Japan Using Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) Technology

(Mitsui & Co.) Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”, Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) and Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. (“Cosmo”, President, Representative Director and CEO: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) have agreed to carry out a collaborative study using industry leading technology from LanzaJet, Inc. in

August 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Boeing to Establish R&D Facility on Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Electrification in Japan

by Satoshi Sugiyama (Reuters) Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Monday it plans to establish a research and development (R&D) facility in Japan to further development in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and to advance electric and hydrogen aircraft technology. The facility will also focus on robotics, digitalisation, automation and carbon fibre composite materials for

August 2, 2022 Read Full Article

#Welcome To EartH2, with NextChem: The Digest’s Multi Slide Guide to Green and Low Carbon Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The world is short on hydrogen for all its ambitions in renewable energy and transformative chemicals and materials — and especially in green and low carbon hydrogen. Fortunately, new technology and carbon strategies have emerged to meet the market opportunity, and we looked into the

August 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Argentina Trialing the Use of Black Soldier Fly as Biodiesel Feedstock

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In  Argentina, Clarin reports the Buenos Aires Ministry of Production, Science and Technological Innovation, the work cooperatives grouped within the Argentine Confederation of Associated Cooperative Workers (CONARCOOP) and the municipality of Bragado will carry out a joint project to breed the black soldier fly, a variety of the

July 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Infinium and Electrofuels: They Might Be Giants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … “Major players in the fuels and chemicals industries have begun serious development of [new] processes that produce intermediates and finished products from carbon dioxide. One of the most interesting areas is in the many developments that use renewable electricity to convert CO2 to chemicals or

July 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Chung-Ang University Researchers Develop Novel Heterostructure Catalyst for Effective Hydrogen Generation from Water Splitting

(Chung-Ang University) The new catalyst improves the efficiency of hydrogen production from water splitting without incurring high costs — Hydrogen, a clean fuel, can be produced sustainably by electrocatalytic water splitting, a process where the water molecule is split into oxygen and hydrogen gas using electricity. However, the need for expensive and

July 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Significant Next Step in Developing Sustainable Methanol for Chemical Industry

(Fortum) Project Air, a cooperation project with Perstorp, Fortum and Uniper in Sweden, is taking significant next steps in developing sustainable methanol for the chemical industry. The project has been selected for funding by the EU innovation fund.   Project Air aims to move the chemical industry from using fossil raw materials

July 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Gevo Closes on Net-Zero1 Production Facility Land in Lake Preston, SD and Plans Fall Groundbreaking

(Gevo)   Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) is pleased to announce closing on the purchase of approximately 245 acres near Lake Preston, South Dakota for its first commercial scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility, Net-Zero 1. The site initially optioned for purchase by Gevo in December of 2020, is very favorable for producing

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Virtuous Cycles: Breakthroughs in the Use of Bacteria Are Helping Us to Build a New Green Economy.

by Peter Forbes (New Humanist) … Humans are finally learning from the original carbon cycle, which has governed Earth for 4 billion years. This natural cycle is regulated largely by bacteria and other microbes. Today, using what we know about the chemical wizardry of bacteria, scientists are developing processes to create

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Found: The ‘Holy Grail of Catalysis’ — Turning Methane into Methanol under Ambient Conditions Using Light

by Paul Boisvert (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, has developed a fast and economical method of converting methane, or natural gas, into liquid methanol at ambient temperature and pressure. The method takes place under continuous flow over a

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

MGC and Tokuyama Corporation Begin Joint Study on Social Deployment of Circular Carbon Methanol Utilizing CO2, First of its Kind in Japan

(Tokuyama Corporation and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company) Tokuyama Corporation (Tokuyama; Registered Headquarters: Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture; President: Hiroshi Yokota) and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masashi Fujii) have signed an MOU to conduct a feasibility study into the manufacture and sale of methanol made

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Solar Energy: Not a Dream Any More

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) This “solar tower” deploys solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide to produce non-fossil kerosene for sustainable jet fuel. … (T)he Swiss institution ETH Zurich has just unveiled a new pilot-scale, all-in-one, solar powered process for converting water and carbon dioxide straight into into

July 25, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF, RD via Cellulosic Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BioTFueL technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Last week we took a Deep Dive into the BioTfuel technology in a special webinar on SAF, RD via Cellulosic Feedstocks. The BioTfueL project launched by Axens, TotalEnergies and a number of partners is designed to transform lignocellulosic biomass (straw, forest waste, dedicated energy crops)

July 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Praj Joins International Alliance to Pursuit Net Zero Aviation

(Praj) An international alliance, ‘Mission Possible Partnership’ (MPP) in a landmark development released a report, “Making Net-Zero Aviation possible: An industry-backed, 1.5°C aligned Transition Strategy” on Thursday, July 14, 2022. The report outlines the transition strategy for the aviation sector to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Praj, with its groundbreaking Sustainable

July 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt Develop New Biobattery for Hydrogen Storage

(Goethe University) A team of microbiologists from Goethe University Frankfurt has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen. This is an important step in the search for carbon-neutral energy sources in the interest of climate protection. The corresponding paper has now been published in the

July 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Phytonix: Converting CO2 Emissions into Sustainable Solar Chemicals & Fuels

by LeeAnne Yu (SCI Innovation) Winner of the 5th China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition  —  Bruce Dannenberg founded his company Phytonix in 2009 after having worked in the renewable energy industry for many years. Familiar with a variety of bio-based technologies, he saw a lot of energy production

July 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Simple Method to Extract High-Value Bioactives from Single-Cell Algae Oil

(Flinders University/Phys.Org)  To save the world’s fish stocks and oceans, scientists are racing to find better and sustainable ways to make healthy nutritional products such as Omega-3 fatty acids, biodiesel, aquaculture and livestock food from fast-growing microalgae. New research at Flinders University has discovered a simple, low-cost and effective way to

July 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Victor Tango Foxtrot – The Pursuit of Affordable Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In aviation fuels as elsewhere in life, it’s sustainable, affordable, available, pick two out of three. You can find affordable SAF, but not in big volumes. You can find as much unaffordable SAF as you like. as we know, there’s plenty of petroleum-based jet fuel and the

July 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Big Oil Bets that Green Hydrogen Is the Future of Energy

by Will Mathis, Laura Hurst and Francois De Beaupuy (Bloomberg News)  … BP Plc is taking the lead in the $36 billion Asian Renewable Energy Hub, a project that aims to install 26 gigawatts of solar and wind farms over a vast 6,500-square-kilometer (2,500 square-mile) stretch of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, and

July 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Canadian Project to Enhance Hydrogen Production from Ethanol Eeedstock

(Bioenergy Insight)  Proteum Hydrogen Technologies, a subsidiary of Proteum Energy, LLC, and the University of Regina have embarked on a joint project aimed at advancing Proteum’s patented and proprietary steam non-methane reforming (SnMR™) technology. Laurence Tree, Proteum’s CEO, said: “Leveraging Proteum’s SnMR™ technology holds great promise for ethanol producers as the

July 20, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Earnings season calls, and one of the bioeconomy’s most dynamic and innovative public companies has an updated presentation out — all the markets, technologies, sources of revenues, trends, lines of business — biogas/RNG, advanced fuels, conventional fuels and more.  READ MORE The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide

July 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Comstock Pioneers Renewable Fuels Technology

(Comstock Mining/Yahoo!)  Breakthrough Unlocks Massive New Feedstock Model for Net Zero Energy Independence —  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced a significant expansion of its leading cellulosic technology portfolio by filing for a new patent covering breakthrough pathways to produce renewable diesel, marine, sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”)

July 19, 2022 Read Full Article

BASF Introduces PuriCycle® Portfolio of Catalysts and Adsorbents to Enable Plastics Recycling

(BASF) PuriCycle® comprises novel catalysts and adsorbents solutions; Technology designed to selectively remove impurities from pyrolysis oils derived from plastic waste; Portfolio helps to enable plastics circularity BASF launches PuriCycle®, a new line of advanced high-performance products for the purification of most complex waste plastics pyrolysis feeds. The PuriCycle portfolio includes

July 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Boeing and Alder Fuels Partner to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Globally

(Boeing/CISION PR Newswire) – Conversion of sustainable forest and agricultural residues can displace the need for typical jet fuel by up to 75 percent in the U.S.; – Boeing will support testing and qualification of Alder Fuels’ SAF on its airplanes  — Boeing [NYSE: B.A.] and Alder Fuels today announced a new partnership to

July 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Uniper, Siemens, Airbus and Sasol form Green Fuels Hamburg to Produce eSAF by 2026

(Uniper Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Under the name “Green Fuels Hamburg,” the energy supplier Uniper, the energy-technology group Siemens Energy, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the chemical and energy company Sasol ecoFT announced June 23 that they are investigating the feasibility of a commercial project to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

New Test Facility from European Energy to Produce eSAF

(European Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily) European Energy has secured funds to co-finance two new research projects from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) in Denmark. The first project will be to establish a test facility that can convert e-methanol to eSAF (sustainable aviation fuel). “If you look at the Danish

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Sasol ecoFT, Deutsche Aircraft Join Forces to Accelerate PtL Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Sasol ecoFT/Biobased Diesel Daily)  German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft and South African chemicals and energy company Sasol have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on advancing technology for green hydrogen-based power-to-liquid (PtL) SAF in aviation. Sasol ecoFT and Deutsche Aircraft have both recognized the urgency in transitioning towards climate neutral aviation.

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Anniversary Book: Funding, Organizational Growth, and Feedstock Wars

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) As the 1990s dawned, more than a decade of renewed research had been performed on various straight vegetable oils and esterified varieties by a number of individuals and universities both in the U.S. (North Dakota State, Idaho, Illinois, etc.) and globally. “Carroll Goering at the University of

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Blue Biofuels: Inflation and Rising Corn Prices Could Make Cellulosic Alternatives for Biofuels Highly Attractive

(Seeking Alpha)  • The inflationary forces that are currently at work in the U.S. economy will continue to cause much higher prices for many commodities, including corn. Corn is a primary feedstock for ethanol producers and as its price rises, so do the production costs for many ethanol plants located

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PNNL: New Artificial Enzyme Breaks Down Tough, Woody Lignin

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials. Reporting in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from Washington State University

July 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Twelve to Deploy World’s First Industrial-Scale Carbon Transformation Platform

(Twelve/Business Wire)  DCVC leads a $130 million financing to increase the production of materials made from captured CO2 for customers such as Mercedes-Benz, Procter & Gamble, Shopify, and the U.S. Air Force Twelve, the carbon transformation company, is announcing $130 million in Series B and additional funding to scale the

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Utilizing Biorefinery Waste Gas: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) NREL’s waste gas researchers are rethinking industrial flue gas from a waste to a feedstock, with the help of LanzaTech. Find out how the integration of CO2 electrolysis with microbial syngas upgrading to utilize biorefinery fermenter CO2 works, how they are building larger electrolyzers to

July 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Clean Energy Systems Enters into an Agreement to Acquire the Madera Biomass Power Plant: Plans for conversion to a Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) Project

(Clean EnergybSystems/PR Newswire)  Clean Energy Systems, Inc. (CES) announced today that it entered into an agreement to acquire the idled Madera Biomass Power Plant (located in Madera County, California).  CES intends to convert the existing facility into a Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) Facility. “We are excited for the opportunity to

July 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Twelve and Alaska Airlines to Collaborate with Microsoft to Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel Derived from Recaptured CO2 and Renewable Energy

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement Twelve will also work with the companies toward a demonstration flight proving viability of commercial use of e-fuel, and to provide low carbon jet fuel for Microsoft’s business travel on Alaska — Carbon transformation company Twelve, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK),

July 14, 2022 Read Full Article
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