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Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa
August 30, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn and soy processing on the …

Cyborg Bacteria Outperform Plants When Turning Sunlight into Useful Compounds
August 29, 2017 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)  … “Rather than rely on inefficient chlorophyll to harvest sunlight, I’ve taught bacteria how to grow and cover their bodies with tiny semiconductor nanocrystals,” says Kelsey K. Sakimoto, Ph.D., who carried out …

Becoming a Carbon Superhero: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
July 12, 2017 – 8:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts …

Indian Oil’s Landmark Project for Fuels+, from Refinery Waste CO2: The Partner? It’s LanzaTech
July 12, 2017 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Turkey, at the World Petroleum Congress, India’s flagship national oil company Indian Oil Corporation and carbon recycler LanzaTech unveiled a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery …

Biofuels beyond Corn: The Pathway from CO2, Water and Electricity to Liquid Fuels
July 5, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s been the cellulosic wave, then waste — and alongside there has been steady progress in what are known as the electrofuels. These are fuels made directly from CO2, water …

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration
June 29, 2017 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key slides presented by AquaFiber, Pacific …

Algae from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biofuels Using Atmospheric CO2
June 21, 2017 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Michael Huessmann and John Benemann gave this illuminating overview of Microalgae Biofuels Production on CO2 from Air at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground
June 7, 2017 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental and economic effort.

Last month, U.S. …

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD
April 25, 2017 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are seeking to use CO2 to make industrial materials, fuels or chemicals — displacing the need …

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – and Slow Climate Change — Just Reached a New Milestone
April 11, 2017 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal …

US-Based Researchers Develop System for Converting Waste Methane to Microbial Biomass
April 11, 2017 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  A new paper by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) describes a process that captures methane from natural gas and biogas and that uses photosynthesis to convert it into biomass feedstock.
The …

The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the Most Fascinating Projects under Development and in Deployment in Europe
April 11, 2017 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Europe is often thought of as a dead-end for biofuels, owing to a thorny debate over fuel mandates, and agricultural protection. But it’s a reputation entirely undeserved; some of the …

Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?
March 27, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Steve Horn  (DeSmog) After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach to sequestering carbon.
Biochar is the product of …

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Sees Greater Collaboration with DOE Office of Fossil Energy in Its Future
March 1, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This morning at the “Defense Production Act (DPA) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project Round 2 Industry Roundtable” held at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, Zia Haq, …

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply
February 20, 2017 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product but a coproduct that, in …

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply
February 9, 2017 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by  Steffen Mueller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product but a coproduct that, in many regions, can only …

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae
February 9, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, …

Land-Use Change Possibly Produces More Carbon Dioxide than Assumed So Far
February 6, 2017 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)  Climate Researchers Study Impacts of Land-use Change on Carbon Dioxide – Reforestation Is Important to Climate Protection and Species Diversity – Study in Nature Geoscience  —  CO2 emissions caused by changes …

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

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

Canada Showcases New Algae Biorefinery to Reduce CO2 Emissions
November 17, 2016 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

(The National Research Council of Canada/Biodiesel Magazine)… Canada’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project, a collaborative research effort between the National Research Council of Canada’s Algal Carbon Conversion program, Pond Technologies and Votorantim Cimentos’ St Marys Cement, …

CO2 Capture for Use: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Antecy
November 10, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Capturing and concentrate (ambient) CO2 at low prices for direct use and production of fuels and chemicals, using solar or wind energy. That’s Antecy. With the help of an organic, non-amine …

Use of Bacteria to Produce Valuable Substances from Carbon Dioxide
November 9, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(Goethe University Frankfurt/EurekAlert!)  Goethe University Frankfurt coordinates European two million Euro project  —   Microbes are already used on a wide scale for the production of fuels and base chemicals, but for this most of …

National Research Council Showcasing New Algal Biorefinery Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions
November 5, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

(CNW/Newswire)  The Government of Canada is supporting clean energy research, development and technology demonstration at all stages of the innovation spectrum, from high-risk, early stage research that can deliver transformative energy solutions, to later stage …

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin
November 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Evelyn Boswell  (Montana State University)  A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the …

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?
October 19, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(Energy and Environment Research Center)  Red Trail Energy, LLC, and the EERC take a closer look at the expansion of ethanol production through carbon capture and storage. READ MORE

Review of John DeCicco et al. Article Titled “Carbon Balance Effects of U.S. Biofuel Production and Use”
September 9, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center)  … The authors essentially challenge the accuracy of traditional life cycle analysis with their new model.

The authors argue that “for a biofuel to provide a net …

BioFuelNet Responds To Study Claiming “ Biofuels Are Worse Than Gasoline”
September 8, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Marie-Joe Costantine (BioFuelNet)  Study stating “ biofuels are worse than gasoline” is fundamentally flawed  —  … In the study, when (John) DeCicco and colleagues calculate the CO2 emissions going into the atmosphere, they consider all parts …

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops
August 30, 2016 – 11:36 pm | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration in the soil stays roughly …

The Case Against Ethanol Opponents: They Are Simply Incorrect +VIDEO
August 30, 2016 – 10:37 pm | No Comment

by  Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t done a count and compared it to a calendar, but it seems to me that the American oil industry has …

Do Biofuels Harm the Planet More than Gasoline?
August 30, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment

Rowena Lindsay (Christian Science Monitor)  A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released by burning the biofuel. —  That’s a flawed premise, argues Daniel Schrag, a geology professor …

MichBio Responds to Flawed University of Michigan Research Study on Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 26, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(MichBio/BusinessWire)  MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, issued the following statement today regarding the release of a University of Michigan research study that claims the rising use of biofuels in the U.S. has led …

Early-Stage, Breakthrough Technologies: Biofuels, 10 of the Best
August 26, 2016 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  In this report, we are focused on bioenergy and biofuels (and not bioproducts) that are moving from the lab to initial commercial demonstrations and …

This Startup Turns CO2 into a Sustainable Replacement for Palm Oil
August 22, 2016 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Adele Peters (FastCoExist.com)  … A new Bay Area-based biotech startup called Kiverdi has a different solution: a synthetic palm oil, made from carbon dioxide.
The company uses microbes to transform waste carbon from industry into the …

The Top 25 Advanced Bioeconomy Stories of the Year
August 17, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We looked at the past year, and these are the 25 Top Stories of the Year, as measured by the number of readers.
25 The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top …

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study
August 11, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental Research Center, a worldwide leader in the development of solutions to energy and environmental challenges, …

[Exclusive] Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists’ Letter to Congress
August 1, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  A white paper by a bioenergy industry consulting firm critiques a recent letter sent to Congress by 65 U.S. scientists opposing a carbon neutral “biomass” amendment to an energy policy …

Bioenergy Crop Modeling Predicts Soil Carbon Increases
July 22, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties in Illinois could see increases in soil organic carbon from crops such as …

Modeling Predicts which Counties Could Store More Carbon in Soil by Growing Bioenergy Crops
July 19, 2016 – 9:53 pm | No Comment

by Katie Elyce Jones (Phys.Org)  To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s …

The East Is [Infra]Red: Gasification, Energy and China
July 5, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More prosperity, less pollution for China? In the East, the search is on for more sustainable, efficient energy, and flexible gasification answers the challenge. There, Synthesis Energy Systems is leading …

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon
June 28, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon dioxide, part of a Recovery …

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There
June 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks.
The finding could help tackle climate change, especially in countries such as India …

Evidence of Benefits of Biofuels in Combating Climate Change is More than Ample
May 12, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … While recognition of the role of agriculture in meeting climate change challenges is growing among world leaders, it is of concern that biofuels and the low-carbon benefits they provide, especially when compared …

Is It the perfect Energy Solution? Where Solar, Carbon Capture and Bio Collide
March 23, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of these days your personal transportation system might look like this. A solar or wind energy facility generates renewable electricity, which is converted into a solar fuel using electrofuel …

17 Answers for Your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More.
December 28, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion (to a more soluble, transportable and storable form), for example conversion to bicarbonate?
A. To date, …

Recycling All that Waste Carbon: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
December 2, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts …

Bolt On, Tune Up, Drop In: The Sweet 16 Bolt-on Bioeconomy Technologies
November 10, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Benefuel, Liquid Light, xF Technologies, Enogen, POET-DSM, Kiverdi, GeoSynFuels, Iogen, Edeniq, NexSteppe, BioProcess Algae, Syngenta/QCCP, Vertimass, Byogy, GranBio, Renewable Energy Group   READ MORE

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped
October 26, 2015 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover.
In Florida, the hammer …

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)
October 23, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate …

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2
October 14, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some.  In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder than steel, heavier than a …

Making Money from CO2
September 28, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as fuels, building materials or even baking powder. At a stroke it would help get rid …

Tailpipe to Tank
September 14, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Stuart Licht has designed the ultimate recycling machine. The solar reactor that he and colleagues built in his lab at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., takes carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Conjuring Chemical Cornucopias out of Thin Air
September 14, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Liquid fuels aren’t the only things made from oil. Chemical companies start with oil to make thousands of different products, including plastics and pharmaceuticals. Most of these other commodities are …

A Hoover for Atmospheric CO2
September 9, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why not reduce atmospheric CO2 by capturing it? Why pay $500-$1000 per ton to reduce CO2 via electric cars, if you could pay 80% less via a direct capture of …

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You
September 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.
Note: Some amazing technologies such as Industrial Microbes, Trelys, Kiverdi and Mango Materials fell outside the …

Meet the Companies Trying to Break our Plastic Addiction
August 17, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Phil McKenna (Green Biz)  The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a …

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/Innovative Technologies Tackle Climate Change, Water, and Chemical Issues
July 13, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Air Liquide Commissions New Carbon Dioxide Plant in California
May 29, 2015 – 8:41 am | No Comment

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare County, California. The new 450 ton-per-day facility is one of three carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities …

Bioenergy Innovations Presented at Department of Energy BETO Project Peer Review
May 19, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During late March 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) offered what amounted to a seminar for the public consisting of a series of presentations …

Oakbio Announces New Green Biofuel Production Platform
May 15, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Oakbio/Digital Journal)  his ecoli based microbe platform expands the sources of waste materials Oakbio can convert to green, renewable fuels and other chemicals to include agricultural and municipal waste products.
Oakbio announced today (May 14, 2015) …

ABO Applauds Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Introduction of Carbon Utilization Legislation
May 14, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Addition of just 12 words could accelerate pace of large scale, emissions reducing algae projects at fossil fired power plants — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae …

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment
April 28, 2015 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2 — A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can …

15 Hot and Novel Low Carbon Fuel Technologies to Watch
April 28, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An effort is underway in the UK to classify, within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, “novel low carbon fuels” made by companies such as LanzaTech, Joule, Solar Jet, Velocys, Sunfire, …

Audi Produces Its First Batch Of E-Diesel
April 24, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(TopSpeed.com)  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, carbon dioxide levels are at an 800,000-year high, but what if we could pluck CO2 particles out of thin air to use as a raw material …

Green Expectations
March 10, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant.
By harnessing CO2, sunlight, saltwater and algae, Algenol’s technology takes only 25 …

Miscanthus Tops Stover, Switchgrass as Ideal Ethanol Source
March 5, 2015 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Models predict that miscanthus will have higher fuel yield and profit when compared to corn stover and switchgrass
A recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using …

Middle East OPEC Countries See a Future in Algae
February 25, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Imran Khan (Algae Industry Magazine)  The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment and the Middle East is no exception. The domestic consumption of energy in the region is …

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes
February 11, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could …

Closer Look at Flawed Studies behind Policies Used to Promote ‘Low-Carbon’ Biofuels
February 8, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published …

Brown Panel: To Cut CO2 Emissions, Make It Profitable
January 19, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Alex Kuffner (Providence Journal) To get power plants and other large polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change, make it financially attractive to them.  That was the key takeaway …

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon
January 12, 2015 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Project achieves major milestone by successfully injecting carbon into saline formation
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy announced today that its Illinois Basin-Decatur Project successfully captured …

Vega Biofuels Named Key Player in Global Biochar Market Industry Analysis
December 15, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Vega Biofuels/Stock News Now/MarketWired)  Biochar Market to Be Valued at $572 Million by 2020.  VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (OTC PINK: VGPR) announced today that a recent market research analysis named Vega as a “key player” in …

Bioenergy Solutions Deserve a Major Role in U.S. Emission-Reduction Strategy
December 12, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A broad survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans. The increased yields reflect an upward trend in all of the benefits …

Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow
December 11, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Biomass Magazine/Algae Biomass Organization)  … To control carbon dioxide (CO2), the agency (Environmental Protection Agency) places a significant emphasis on burying emissions underground (carbon capture and sequestration or CCS), but I believe …

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies Using CO2, Sunlight and Water
December 5, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies.  We revisit 3 top practitioners of the art and one outlier, and their progress.

There are a …

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade
November 21, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United States. We plan to be operational by late this decade.  “We believe our best bet …

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research
November 13, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, as part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy approach, the Department of Energy has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that also reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. …

Can Biofuels Make A Comeback?
November 12, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos (Forbes)  … But give biofuel execs credit: they learn from the past. Much of the activity centers around developing fuels and chemicals out of waste products and virtually everyone is adopting strategies …

Hottest Slides from ABLCNext 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
November 12, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire Energy’s new multi-market product approach

 
 
Joule’s breakthrough photosynthetic efficiency

 
 
Cellana – multi-products for algae, just like petroleum

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ABO Expands Carbon Utilization Campaign
November 11, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has unveiled a new website —recyclecarbon.org — as part of its ongoing campaign to persuade the EPA to explicitly recognize Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies as …

Building Blocks: LanzaTech, IOC, NatureWorks, Calysta make strides on Omega-3s, lactic acid
November 3, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, LanzaTech and a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research (an entity co-funded by India’s Department of Biotechnology and Indian Oil Corporation Limited) announced the …

Study Casting Doubt on GHG Benefits of Corn Stover Ethanol Draws Sharp Criticism by Other Researchers; Liska Responds
October 31, 2014 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  A study published earlier this year in the journal Nature Climate Change that cast doubt on whether biofuels produced from corn residue could meet federal mandates for cellulosic biofuels to reduce greenhouse …

Liquid CO2, or Liquid Gold? Maybe Both, as Aemetis Adds CO2 Liquefaction at Its Keyes, CA Plant
October 28, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To Aemetis, a route to improved margins that will also help the environment. Here’s how.
News arrives from Aemetis, via its latest SEC filings, that the company has “entered into …

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D
September 16, 2014 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Zubritsky (NASA)  A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
Called the Global …

A Carbon Accounting System for the Future
August 15, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Making sure the federal accounting system for biogenic carbon emissions—ensuring that it is an accurate system, and taking into scientific account the unique features of biomass in the carbon cycle is front …

Can CO2 Be a Green Chemical? Yes, When Derived from Biofuels and Other Sources
July 21, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … The problem with CO2 sequestration and carbon reduction schemes is the lack of economic return for many purely sequestration projects, unless government funding or subsidies are guaranteed. …

OMEGA System Tests for Marine Animal Durability
July 1, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Much has been written about the innovative Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) developed by NASA scientists for deployment on water.
OMEGA, an integrated aquatic system to produce biofuels, treat and recycle wastewater, …

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project
June 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its proposal to drill a second injection well in Decatur to store carbon dioxide deep underground.
The …

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds
June 9, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding that, more than an energy supply, it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases.

The team …

ACORE Announces Submission of Comments on DOE’s Biofuel Research and Development Pathways
June 3, 2014 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(American Council On Renewable Energy)  Today (June 2, 2014), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which sought stakeholder input regarding the biofuel pathways …

Fuel from the Sea: Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Seawater
May 14, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Daniel Parry  (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon …

CEC Issues Final Report on OMEGA System
April 25, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just issued their “final” report on the Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) approach to algae cultivation and wastewater remediation. Outlining the research findings …

The Science of Clean Energy
April 15, 2014 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

By Nahla Nainer (The Hindu) On International Women’s Day, Dr. M. Premalatha, associate professor at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Science and Technology (CEESAT), NIT-T in Tiruchi India explains why more female science students should …

Ethanol Plant CO2 Sequestration Project Reaches New Milestone
April 1, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration project stored 750,000 metric tons carbon dioxide from Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s ethanol plant in …

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 1, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  Grown for biofuel, energy-efficient shrub willow sequesters carbon below-ground, life-cycle assessment shows.  Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon …

Algae in Iowa
March 17, 2014 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for recycling CO2 from corn ethanol production into algae production.  WATCH VIDEO  and Duke Power VIDEO

New Catalyst Could Lead to Cleaner Energy
March 6, 2014 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Anne Trafton (MIT News)  MIT chemists have devised a way to trap carbon dioxide and transform it into useful organic compounds, using a simple metal complex.
More work is needed to understand and optimize the …

The Race to Capture, Use and Monetize Waste CO2
March 5, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reduce carbon? Rid the world of excess CO2? Not so fast, buster. A new generation of technologies has come along that capture, re-purpose and monetize CO2 emissions. Will they realize their promise? As …

New Policy Paper Discusses Future of the Biochar Industry
February 24, 2014 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(University of Northern British Columbia)  Biochar, a renewable charcoal-like product derived from burning organic matter in a high-temperature oxygen-limited kiln, could be a substitute for the coal and some of the natural gas burned in …

2013 North American Biochar Symposium: Science, Passion and Practice
November 25, 2013 – 9:55 pm | One Comment

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros (Advanced Biofuels USA)*  Biochar is a black matter produced by pyrolysis of biomass (burned without or with a little amount of oxygen), which can be used as a soil amendment. …

How to Apply: Biological Greenhouse Gas Management Call For Expressions Of Interest EOI
November 1, 2013 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation )  Submission due: February 21, 2014
The CCEMC is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for innovative projects that will reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, or enhance carbon sequestration, …

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy
October 30, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting “biochar” to soil are impressive. If true, they could influence land management worldwide. Alleged benefits …

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)
October 17, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies that sequester soil organic carbon. While there are many studies on soil carbon sequestration, there …

Sweetwater Energy to Convert CO2 to Sugars in JV with Naturally Scientific
October 11, 2013 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Sweetwater Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture with Naturally Scientific, Inc. to produce sugar from waste carbon dioxide.
The new technology converts carbon dioxide taken directly from the …

Time to Rethink Misguided Policies that Promote Biofuels to Protect Climate
September 25, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk News)  …His paper concludes that for now, it makes more sense to enable plants to soak up carbon dioxide through reforestation and to redouble efforts to protect forests, rather than producing and promoting biofuels.
Corn …

ABO Encourages CCR and CCS
September 23, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just encouraged the EPA to include the carbon capture and reuse (CCR) as an approved strategy for compliance under its New Source Performance Standard, a draft …

First Carbon, Second Harvest
August 30, 2013 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … When you first harvest a forest or other biomass, you take all that carbon that’s been sequestered — if you use the “first cut” for energy or fuels, that carbon …

Biofuels’ 10 Scariest Challenges: Part 1 of 2
August 20, 2013 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Upstream, downstream, processing, policy, finance – opportunities and challenges abound in the bioeconomy – but which challenges are the most intractable and daunting of them all?
In today’s part 1, #10 …

Biofuels on the Verge
August 15, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) A photo tour of the biofuels industry
The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it expects only 6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels to contribute to the 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels mandated …

Whoops: Soils Can’t Lock Away Black Carbon or Biochar, Study Says.
May 6, 2013 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Tim Radford  (The Daily Climate)  Charcoal and other forms of black carbon do not, as previously thought, stay where they are buried. They migrate to the oceans and recirculate the carbon they contain.
Climate scientists …

Carbon Accounting of Forest Bioenergy: Conclusions and Recommendations from a Critical Literature Review
March 28, 2013 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport)  In the current European energy policy framework, biogenic CO2 emissions from combustion of forest biomass used for energy and transport purposes are set to zero.
Biomass …

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II
March 26, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost.
… A barrier to long term deployment? The …

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration from Corn Production Runs Deep
March 25, 2013 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The ethanol industry has some good news to share. And it comes in an arena where the domestically produced biofuel has often been challenged – carbon sequestration and the life-cycle assessment of …

Phycal Captures CO2 Funding for Biofuel
March 12, 2013 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Debra Fiakas (Alt Energy Stocks)  As part of its program to promote beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide, the Department of Energy awarded a total of $27.2 million ($3.0 million in the first phase and $24.2 …

Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels
February 25, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Lidija Grozdanic   (Inhabitat.com) …Scientists Daniel Bond, Zarath Summers and Jeffrey Gralnick of the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute used the co-called electrochemical cultivation to grow iron-oxidizing bacteria without any presence of iron. By adding …

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy
February 21, 2013 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the potential to combine bioenergy production with carbon capture and storage techniques to enable carbon-negative energy …

Sustainable Bioenergy and Grasslands on the Edge
February 15, 2013 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Crops)  There is an increasing interest worldwide on developing sustainable bioenergy alternatives for low competitive lands where food production profitability is scarce or where soils and climates  are not suited for traditional activities or …

Global Greenhouse Gas Implications of Land Conversion to Biofuel Crop Cultivation in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands – Lessons Learned from Jatropha
January 29, 2013 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by W.M.J. Achten, A. Trabucco, W.H. Maes, L.V. Verchot, R. Aerts, E. Mathijs, P. Vantomme, V.P. Singh, B. Muys  (ScienceDirect.com/Journal of Arid Environments)  Biofuels are considered as a climate-friendly energy alternative. However, their environmental sustainability is …

Study Looks at Environmental Benefits of Ethanol
January 25, 2013 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn grown using no-till methods may sequester larger amounts of carbon than previously believed. The study was published in …

High Crop Prices Are Driving Land Use Change in the U.S. at an Increasing Environmental Cost
January 25, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The USDA estimates that farmers in the U.S. will plant nine million more acres in corn in 2013 than they did in 2011, an increase of almost 10 …

Life Cycle Assessment of Transportation Fuels from Biomass Pyrolysis
January 17, 2013 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Diego Iribarren, Jens F. Peters, Javier Dufour  (Fuel/Science Direct)  This article evaluates the environmental performance of a biofuel production system based on the fast pyrolysis of short-rotation poplar biomass using a Life Cycle Assessment …

Forest Products Society Journal Publishes Special Biofuels Issue
December 31, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Forest Products Society)  Biofuels made from high-yield, short rotation woody crops or from forest residuals and thinnings that are currently left unused have substantial potential to reduce CO2 emissions as well as to contribute to …

Special Forest Products Journal Biofuels Issue
December 18, 2012 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

(WebWire)  Biofuels made from high yield, short rotation woody crops or from forest residuals and thinnings that are currently left unused have substantial potential to reduce CO2 emissions as well as to contribute to energy …

Carbon Dioxide: Key to Boosting Revenues and Limiting Emissions from Biofuels and Allied Ventures
November 29, 2012 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. )   …Pure carbon dioxide sequestration projects have been evaluated by my office for large US and Brazilian ventures, primarily fed by CO2 from ethanol projects. In the …

Home News Energy First Large-Scale US CCS Plant Reaches Capture Milestone
November 27, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Business Green)  Illinois Basin-Decatur Project has stored 317,000 metric tons of CO2 from an adjacent ethanol plant in an underground reservoir
The first demonstration-scale carbon capture and storage (CS) plant in the US has successfully injected …

British Engineers Produce Amazing ‘Petrol from Air’ Technology
October 24, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Hough  (The Telegraph)  A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.
…The “petrol from air” technology involves taking sodium …

Kiverdi Receives Energy Commission Funding for Its Pioneering Carbon Conversion Platform
September 7, 2012 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(Kiverdi)  Kiverdi, Inc., a privately held, advanced sustainable oil and chemicals company, was awarded a $747,126 grant from the California Energy Commission’s Research, Demonstration, and Development program for its efforts to develop beneficial uses of …

Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel
August 30, 2012 – 9:36 pm | No Comment

by David L. Chandler (MIT News)   Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
A humble soil bacterium called Ralstonia eutrophahas a natural tendency, whenever it is stressed, to stop …

SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture
August 26, 2012 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume …

Reducing CO2: Research Shows Chemical and Economic Feasibility for Capturing Carbon Dioxide Directly from Air
July 30, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Georgia Tech University)   With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air using …

European Biofuels Technology Platform Says Certain Biofuels Paths Offer “Low-Hanging Fruit”
July 18, 2012 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biofuels Technology Platform has released a new report that says certain biofuels production routes could provide “low-hanging fruits” for early, low-cost CCS deployment. A recent study …

European Biofuels Technology Platform Stresses Benefits of Bio-Carbon Capture
June 25, 2012 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The European Biofuels Technology Platform published a report in June that addresses the potential to couple carbon capture and storage (CCS) with biofuel and biomass heat and …

Environmental Benefit of Biofuels Is Overestimated, New Study Reveals
June 11, 2012 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  Two scientists are challenging the currently accepted norms of biofuel production. A commentary published today in GCB Bioenergy reveals that calculations of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions from bioenergy production are neglecting crucial information that has led …

When, Where and How Wood Is Used Impact Carbon Emissions from Deforestation
May 29, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Research Web)  A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.
The study, published May 13 in the advance online …

Air Fuel Synthesis Takes Next Step in Creating Fuel from Air
April 18, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Air Fuel Synthesis)   … The company’s demonstration unit fuel reactor has produced methanol fuels from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and also from carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
The production of these first liquid hydrocarbon fuels – …

Solutions4CO2 Inc. Announces Joint Venture with BARD Holding, Inc.
April 13, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Solutions4CO2)  Solutions4CO2 Inc. (“S4CO2”), is pleased to announce a joint venture with BARD Holding, Inc. (www.bardholding.com ) (the “S4CO2 – BARD Joint Venture”) to co-develop waste gas/water to co-products facilities in Canada. The initial phase …

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?
March 27, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(The Economist) …A report published last year by the American Physical Society (APS) put the cost of extracting and storing carbon dioxide using an air-capture system based on known technology at between $600 and $800 …

Request for Information (RFI) on Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000671 for Chemo/electro-autotrophic Synthesis of Liquid Fuels at Scale
February 13, 2012 – 10:14 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible development of future chemo/electro-autotrophic fuel production programs.  Information obtained may be used …

Pond Biofuels to Pilot Cement Absorption System
January 25, 2012 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

(Daily Commercial News)  Pond Biofuels is piloting a new carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption system at St. Marys Cement.
The new system will reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing dirty smokestack emissions to grow algae which can be …

Endesa to Perform Industrial Test of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae
December 23, 2011 – 9:41 am | No Comment

(Endesa)  Madrid

• Expansion of the Almería plant to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the technology.

• The success of the first stage of the project has led Endesa to carry out trials with two new …

Holcim Lanka and Algae.Tec Launch First Biofuels Production Facility in Asia
December 5, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Algae.Tec)  Algae.Tec Limited an advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system announced today it had signed a collaboration contract to build its first algae biofuels production facility in …

Green Super Slime a Potential Solution to Greenhouse Gases
November 29, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Munro (PostMedia News/Canada.com)  …The faster the organisms suck up carbon dioxide, the better, as John McDougall, president of the National Research Council, envisions big things for the lowly microbes.McDougall is a long-time and …

US Carbon Storage System Breaks New Ground
November 29, 2011 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Tim Wall  (Discovery.com)  The Midwest now boasts the United States’ first large scale carbon sequestration project working in conjunction with a biofuel plant.
Carbon dioxide emissions from an Archer Daniels Midland Company corn ethanol plant …

Society of Biological Engineering’s Conference on ElectroFuels Research
November 15, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Vidya Ramanathan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A clear view of coppery miniature treetops, brilliant skies and shimmering coastline.  This is the sight that welcomed the attendees of the first ever conference on ElectroFuels, conducted by the …

Algae Trek: The Next Generation
October 26, 2011 – 7:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Overall, there remain more than 100 companies chasing the prize of developing an algae biomaterials project, profitable and at commercial scale.
Yesterday (October 24, 2011), on the eve of the annual …

Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Risks Can Be Mitigated, Says E&Y Report
October 11, 2011 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …ILUC mitigation practices identified by Ernst & Young include the development of advanced generation biofuels, improvements to crop yields on existing agricultural land, the use of co-products for animal feed …

Global Photosynthesis: New Insight Will Help Predict Future Climate Change
October 10, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

(Science Daily)  A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists to more accurately assess …

XTL, the Path to Scale: Accelergy CTO Rocco Fiato
October 4, 2011 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A major trend emerging from the conference was a broad agreement on the strong potential for XTL fuels – that is, fuels that combined both fossil and biomass inputs, to …

Heavy Breathing by Plants Could Alter Climate Models, 30-Year Study Finds
October 3, 2011 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Ben Cubby (Sydney Morning Herald)  Plants have been breathing a lot more quickly than we thought, according to a study that suggests some climate change models may have to be modified to account for …