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EMRC and Woodside Collaborate on Innovative Carbon Re-use Pilot Project

(Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and Woodside)  The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and Woodside are collaborating on a carbon-to-products pilot project that proposes to recycle greenhouse gases into useful products. The two parties have agreed a term sheet setting out the terms of a proposed option to lease land. The

May 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Fueling the Hydrogen Revolution with RNG

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine) Stewart Stewart of BayoTech discusses the U.S. hydrogen industry, its potential to utilize RNG, and the company’s rollout of regional hubs.  —  The hydrogen economy is here and now. The rapidly growing opportunity is significant, and the RNG industry has a key role to play,

May 5, 2022 Read Full Article

A Focus on Pyrolysis Coproducts

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  CHAR Technologies builds its business case around flexibility in feedstock and outputs. — With three projects in development, Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is poised for commercialization of its high-temperature pyrolysis (HTP) process, producing biocarbon and renewable gases. “We’re in the right time with the right

May 5, 2022 Read Full Article

New Technology May Help Meet Rising Demand for Biobased Diesel Feedstock

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) As the renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industries build out amid mounting concerns over the supply and prices of fats, oil and grease, innovation persists in the feedstock sector to help meet growing demand. Fluid Quip Technologies unveiled April 29 a new technology—DCO+™—to

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Go SAF, Young Man: Go SAF, Young One, and Grow up with the Country

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … California is not a waste land, it remains a horn of plenty, but with plenty of production comes plenty of waste, it is the way of sophisticated Western economies. Now that sustainability is becoming part of the pricing equation, it is getting expensive not

April 27, 2022 Read Full Article

ISU Team Receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal Milestone Award for Innovative Vision to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

(Iowa State University)  An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal, it was announced on Friday.  The milestone prize provides $1 million to the carbon

April 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Cemex to Turn CO2 from Cement Factory into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. is partnering with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company Enertrag in a project that will combine CO2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and

April 26, 2022 Read Full Article

H2 Industries to Develop US $1.4 Billion Waste-to-Hydrogen Plant in Oman

(H2 Industries/BCM Public Relations/CISION) H2-Industries and Public Establishment For Industrial Estates – Madayan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant in conjunction with PV solar power plants with base-load capacity in the Sultanate of Oman. The proposed US $1.4 billion facility will be built on a 200,000m2 coastal site. The facility will initially convert

April 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Scoring Returns with Renewables

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … More broadly, plants working to lower their respective carbon scores are helping the biofuel sector graft onto the leading edge of climate change mitigation and the quest for net-zero emissions. The challenge for producers directing both mind- and monetary-capital to their carbon scorecards

April 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Cleaning Up In California

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the lower Central Valley, Calgren Renewable Fuels makes three biofuels—ethanol, biodiesel and renewable natural gas—and the latter operation just keeps growing. — As out-of-state ethanol producers strive for lower carbon intensity scores to make good in California’s market, one legacy low-CI producer in

April 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Algae for Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On this Earth Day, we highlight a very green organization – literally green – Algae for Future. This Portugal-based biotech company has the world’s largest algae cascade raceway and is designing, building, and operating commercial-scale microalgae production facilities.  In today’s Digest, an exclusive Digest Q&A with

April 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Illinois Tech Researchers Awarded Grant to Scale Up Innovative Carbon Capture and Conversion Process at the Source

(Illinois Institute of Technology)  A team of Illinois Institute of Technology researchers received a grant from ARPA-E to scale up an innovative process of carbon capture and conversion directly from exhaust gas sources such as power plants and industrial sites — Illinois Institute of Technology Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Mohammad

April 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Occidental Is Eyeing California’s Clean Fuels Market to Fund Texas Carbon Removal Plant

by Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News) The oil company plans to remove carbon from the atmosphere and pump it into the ground to extract oil in the Permian Basin. Some climate activists fear the new technology is a cover for continuing to sell oil. — Occidental Petroleum is seeking to sell

April 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Veolia Launches an Innovative Industrial Solution to Produce CO2-neutral Biofuel From Pulp Production

(Veolia/Business Wire)  The CO2 neutral biomethanol will boost the EU biofuel feedstock and strengthen European fuel independence; The project opens a significant potential for biomethanol production, estimated at around 2 million tons1, as the concept is replicable at most of the pulp mills worldwide —  Veolia (Paris:VIE) launches the world’s largest

April 7, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

April 7, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

New Perspective Highlights Promise of Hybrid Approach for Cellulosic Biofuel Production

by S. Heather Duncan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Scientists with the Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL highlighted a hybrid approach that uses microbes and catalysis to convert cellulosic biomass into fuels suitable for aviation and other difficult-to-electrify sectors. — The rapid pace of global climate change has added urgency to

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Going All in to Get Carbon out: Shopify’s Commitment to Climate Entrepreneurs Reaches $32M

(Shopify) Shopify’s Sustainability Fund partners with 9 new entrepreneurial trailblazers: Picture this: the year is 2030 and companies are approaching net-zero commitment deadlines, yet no solutions exist at scale that pull carbon dioxide out of the air and lock it away for the long term. Targets will be missed, and more importantly,

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

SHV Energy and LanzaTech Announce Partnership to Pioneer Renewable Propane

(SHV Energy) SHV Energy and LanzaTech announced a new strategic partnership to employ LanzaTech’s Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) technology to bring renewable propane and other sustainable fuels to the market via existing and novel pathways. The collaboration will further expand LanzaTech’s existing CCT technology and synthetic biology platform, which transform

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

How Biomass Can Enable a Hydrogen Economy

(Drax)  Building a collaborative net zero future through negative emissions and zero-carbon fuel  —  -Hydrogen as a fuel offers a carbon-free alternative for hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy road transport, domestic heating, and industries like steel and cement. -There are several methods of producing hydrogen, the most common being steam

March 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Not Letting Waste Go to Waste: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to AgGrid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Rashi Akki, Founder & CEO of Ag-Grid Energy shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC in DC on how they turn waste into renewable natural gas, biogas, and energy. From their current generation in megawatts to the latest dairy digester projects, operating facilities, expansion plans,

March 29, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Six Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies for a Sustainable Chemical and Fuel Production Nominated for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022”

(nova-Institute)  Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Innovations of the Year 2022: A lot of technologies are in place and in development to face the challenges of a sustainable chemicals and fuels production based on the utilisation of captured CO2 from industrial off-gases or directly from the atmosphere. To honor these, nova-Institute grants

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

MHIENG and MHIEC to Commence Demonstration Testing of Separation, Capture and Effective Use of CO2 from Waste-to-Energy Plant — Collaboration with City of Yokohama and Tokyo Gas —

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC) – two group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), both based in Yokohama – are poised to commence demonstration testing of equipment for separation, capture and effective utilization of CO2 emissions

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Three Partners, Two Problems, One Bioenergy Research Article Published

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

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Business of Good Health

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Thirty years ago, Bob Thornberg stepped away from ethanol in pursuit of fermentation’s feed and food derivatives. His vision grew into a thriving ag enterprise with multiple locations, global sales and a growing portfolio of products. Bob Thornberg turns the ethanol business case on

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s New Ground Game

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) With three CO2 pipelines in development, carbon capture and sequestration is poised to become a transformative force in ethanol production. The industry’s quest for net-zero emissions, in part, depends on it. — Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is arguably the hottest subject in ethanol

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Greener Biofuel Production Beckons

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

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Honey without the Bee, Greener Circuit Boards, Plant-Based Asphalt, and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of March 24th

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) We’ve reported on beef without the cows, pork without the pig, dairy without the cow and now we have honey without the bee from California start-up MeliBio which raised $7.5 million to scale and commercialize its precision fermentation and plant science and tech to manufacture

March 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Steel Mill Gases as Raw Material for Green Methanol

(Fraunhofer UMSICHT) Methanol is one of the world’s most important compounds and is used, among other things, as a basic chemical or fuel. Its production is still mainly based on fossil raw materials such as natural gas or coal. In view of climate change, sustainable alternatives must be developed. Fraunhofer

March 23, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 22, 2022 Read Full Article

LanzaTech, ReCarbon, Woodside Team up on Carbon Capture and Utilization Project in Australia

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … (J)ust in is breaking news that they are collaborating in a new carbon capture and utilization project in Western Australia with ReCarbon and Woodside Energy. In today’s Digest, the project details, while you may know LanzaTech, exactly who are ReCarbon and Woodside Energy, what

March 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Low Cost Green Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Omni Conversion Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Producing low-cost hydrogenwith negative CO2 footprint from minimally prepared waste or biomass is what Omni Conversion Technologies is all about. Take a look at this illuminating slide guide on how waste is the new frontier in clean energy, how their gasification and plasma refining system

March 17, 2022 Read Full Article

Turning CO2 into Shampoo and Lawn Furniture? U of T Startup Doing What ‘No One Has Done Before’

by Tina Adamopoulos (University of Toronto Engineering News) … With a lab currently under construction on U of T’s downtown campus, CERT will soon be able to continue their work where their journey first began. The pilot unit will allow CERT to continue to refine their process in order to

March 10, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Atlantic Biomass Conversion System Economically Produces High Volumes of Biofuels from Residual Hemp and Cannabis Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass) Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Robert Kozak, President of Atlantic Biomass, said the results clearly showed that the very

March 10, 2022 Read Full Article

DOE Publishes Report on CCS Supply Chain Risk

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report released by the U.S. Department of Energy in February found that the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology poses no significant supply chain risk and will support the U.S. government in achieving its net-zero goals. In addition, the long-term application of

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Repsol Starts Construction of Spain’s First Advanced Biofuels Plant at Its Cartagena Refinery

(Repsol) • Repsol’s Chairman, Antonio Brufau, visited the facilities of the Cartagena refinery where construction work has begun on Spain’s first advanced biofuels plant. During the visit Brufau was accompanied by the Director of the refinery, Antonio Mestre. The visit was also attended by the President of the Autonomous Community of

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea, Aemetis, World Energy, Gevo, USA BioEnergy, Sherdar Australia Bio Refinery, DG Fuels, and Sweetwater Commercialization

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK cleantech company at the heart of the drive to Net Zero, started the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for its first commercial plant in the UK. Aemetis, Gevo, USA BioEnergy, DG Fuels and others have also announced feedstock deals, loans,

March 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing Power & Producing Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FuelCell Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Capturing carbon while simultaneously generating power – sounds like a win-win and FuelCell Energy is working on exactly that with their fuel cell tech. From product portfolio to their next phase of growth, this is one slide guide you won’t want to miss.  READ MORE

March 2, 2022 Read Full Article

OSU Receives Patent for New Fermentation Process

(Oklahoma State University/Biomass Magazine)  Oklahoma State University was recently issued a patent that could significantly increase biofuel and chemical yields while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. — Hasan Atiyeh, professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering, created a new co-fermentation method that turns sugars into alcohols, organic acids and ketones without the environmental impact.

March 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Pipeline Builder Says Data Gaps Make It Hard to Capitalize on Carbon Credits

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) A pipeline infrastructure company says when it comes to carbon credits, there’s a gap in data collection between the farm and the end-user, making it hard for the entire value chain to benefit. CEO Matt Vining with Navigator CO2 Ventures tells Brownfield it will take

March 2, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Infinium™ Enters into Strategic Alliance with Denbury for Ultra-Low Carbon Fuels Projects in Texas, Continuing Development Momentum

(Infinium)  Innovative electrofuels technology is aimed at decarbonizing the transportation sector — Infinium, a clean fuels innovator, announced today that the company has entered into a strategic alliance with US energy leader Denbury (NYSE: DEN) to collaborate on developing ultra-low carbon fuels projects in the state of Texas. Infinium electrofuels facilities

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon-Negative Production of Acetone and Isopropanol by Gas Fermentation at Industrial Pilot Scale

by Fungmin Eric Liew, Robert Nogle, Tanus Abdalla, et al. (Nature Biotechnology) Many industrial chemicals that are produced from fossil resources could be manufactured more sustainably through fermentation. Here we describe the development of a carbon-negative fermentation route to producing the industrially important chemicals acetone and isopropanol from abundant, low-cost

February 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Who’s ahead in the race for #1?: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to The 50 Hottest Projects in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who’s hot, what are they building, where, how and with whom? Where’s your opportunity in the bioeconomy boom? If you missed last week’s ABLC CONNECT, check out these slides highlighting the 50 hottest projects in the advanced bioeconomy. Let the countdown begin!  READ MORE  WATCH

February 21, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

February 21, 2022 Read Full Article

U.S. Gain to Supply Biogas to Produce Hydrogen for California Transport

(US. Gain/NGV Journal) U.S. Gain® announced its renewable natural gas supply will be used as a feedstock into hydrogen production, enabling a greener fueling solution for the California transportation market. Hydrogen producers are quickly learning the importance of feedstock selection in the production process, especially when the hydrogen is distributed in

February 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Honeywell Introduces New Technology to Produce Key Feedstock for Plastics

(Honeywell UOP) Honeywell UOP Ecofining™ process produces bio-naphtha with reduced CO2 footprint compared to products using petroleum-based feedstocks for use as petrochemical feedstock — … Prior to the introduction of renewable naphtha solution, the UOP Ecofining technology has been used to produce predominantly Honeywell Green Diesel and Honeywell Green Jet fuel,

February 12, 2022 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Carbon Utilization Funding Opportunity DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM’s) Carbon Utilization Program announced up to $19 million in federal funding for the advancement of technologies that utilize

February 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Aemetis Signs Agreement with Japan Airlines to Supply 90 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Aemetis)  Fuel to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport  — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced today that an offtake agreement has been signed with Japan Airlines (“JAL”) for 90 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) to be delivered over

February 10, 2022 Read Full Article

LanzaJet and Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Partner to Build an Integrated Sustainable Fuels Plant in Illinois

(LanzaJet) This partnership will utilize carbon capture and sequestration, renewable energy, and other innovative practices to bring lower-cost, low carbon-intensity sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and other sustainable hydrocarbons to the global market and help accelerate the decarbonization of various industries, including the tough to decarbonize aviation sector. Today, LanzaJet, a sustainable

February 10, 2022 Read Full Article

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

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla systems in operation during 2022, and that’s on top of

January 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Hyzon Motors to Collaborate with Transform Materials on Renewable Hydrogen Production

(Transform Materials) Hyzon Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: HYZN), a leading supplier of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles, today announced a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Transform Materials, a provider of renewable hydrogen through its innovative proprietary microwave reactor technology. Together, Hyzon and Transform Materials will evaluate proposals to develop facilities to

January 24, 2022 Read Full Article

RFA Says Carbon-Nevative Ethanol Achievable within Decades

by Kellan Heavican (Brownfield Ag News) The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says they’re continuing to work towards carbon neutrality by 2050.   Geoff Cooper says one plan to help create zero-carbon ethanol would be to “connect ethanol facilities together via pipeline – to take that CO2 from fermentation and sequester

January 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Microalgal Crops: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) From algal-based wastewater treatment plants and purification ponds with biofuels/co-products in California to aviation fuels and algae strain improvements, MicroBio is leading R&D and innovation of microalgae cultivation for bio products. Get all the details from MicroBio’s CEO John Benemann in this illuminating slide

January 17, 2022 Read Full Article

CropEnergies AG Unveils Plans to Produce Renewable Ethyl Acetate Using Johnson Matthey Technology

(Crop Energy AG) CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, and Johnson Matthey, London, a leader in sustainable technologies, have entered into an engineering, license and technical services agreement for a plant to allow CropEnergies AG to produce renewable ethyl acetate from sustainable ethanol near its production site in Zeitz, Germany. Using Johnson Matthey

January 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Neste Successfully Concludes First Series of Processing Trial Runs at Industrial Scale with Liquefied Waste Plastic in Porvoo, Finland

(Neste)  Neste has successfully concluded its first series of trial runs processing liquefied waste plastic at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. After kicking the series off with its first-ever industrial scale trial run with liquefied waste plastic in 2020, Neste has conducted additional runs in 2021. In the course of the

January 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Moving Hemp Forward with Mandi Kerr and Vincent James

(Global Hemp Association) Join Mandi Kerr and Vincent James on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Vincent James is the Chief Technology Officer for Community BioRefineries LLC and Director its division, Hemp-BioRefineries.  Mr. James’s background is in Zymology, “the workings of fermentation,” an applied science that studies the biochemical process

January 12, 2022 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Stake in Biojet AS

(ExxonMobil)  ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components. • Lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components

January 12, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

January 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Pharma-Grade Ethanol: Thinking beyond Fuel-Grade Ethanol

by Ghanshyam Deshpande  (Praj Industries/Biofuels Digest) … In fact, there have been global shortages due to the huge demand and supply gap of pharma grade ethanol since the pandemic. To meet the demand posed by the pandemic, distilleries (ethanol plants) rose to the occasion by ramping up the production of ethanol.

January 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Energies’ Special Issue “Hydrothermal Liquefaction for Aviation and Maritime Sustainable Fuels”

(Energies) … Aviation and maritime, key components of the transport fuel area, will thus be pillars of future sustainable energy scenarios and thus prioritized in policymaking, being the most difficult sectors to electrify. These applications, however, present very peculiar and different technological and economical challenges, and often involve additional processes such as

January 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Negative Biofuels Can Build Soil and Rural Prosperity

by Chuck Hassebrook, David Laird and Jill Euken (The Gazette)  … That pathway is the Pyrolysis-Biochar-Bioenergy Platform, which produces biofuel and biochar by heating crop residue, grass, wood or other forms of biomass in the absence of oxygen. Biochar is a form of charcoal that lasts hundreds to thousands of years

January 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Cummins, Sinopec, Oberon Fuels and More – The Latest Green Hydrogen Initiatives from Power-to-Hydrogen, Methane, DME

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  …  What about the different routes to get that lovely green hydrogen? From splitting water via excess green power (power-to-hydrogen), to stripping hydrogen out of renewable methane or out of DME, here’s a look at some of the latest hydrogen initiatives. In today’s Digest, from

January 5, 2022 Read Full Article

Commercializing Lignin to Chemicals: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The fractionation of lignin – How MetGen does it, their process compared to others, collaboration partners, their commercial demo, their commercialization pathway to biobased materials, and more.  READ MORE UD researchers report low-pressure method to convert industrially processed biomass into plastics, chemicals (University of Delaware)

January 4, 2022 Read Full Article

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

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

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

December 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Turning Water into Wine, Aquatech’s Water Treatment and Reuse Adds Value for Biofuels Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Whatever is the carbonaceous feedstock, carbon recycling projects play a paramount role in reducing GHGs and improve energy sustainability. However, their water footprint should be also considered as a critical part of the environmental impact which they aim to minimize. Depending on the chemical

December 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Aemetis Signs Agreement to Purchase 125-Acre Former U.S. Army Facility to Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel

(Aemetis) Aemetis contracts with the city of Riverbank, California for lease/purchase of an industrial site with 710,000 square feet of production buildings, four miles of railroad, and power substation  — Aemetis, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMTX), a leading producer of dairy Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and developer of the “Carbon Zero” renewable jet/diesel biorefineries,

December 23, 2021 Read Full Article

All About CO2 in Energy Transition: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With Net Zero Pledges, there are projects, projects everywhere to ensure the world meets its carbon reduction goals through new fuels & energy, or carbon capture & sequestration. Check out this slide guide from DigestConnect with Dave Collings, Senior Technical Advisory Consultant at 1898 &

December 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Local Startup SIEV Technologies Earns $256,000 Small Business Award

(University of Arkansas) SIEV Technologies, a catalytic membrane reactor design company started by University of Arkansas researchers, has been awarded a $256,000 Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that improves biofuel production. The grant will enable SIEV to continue developing its business model as

December 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers, Advocates Aim for Net-Zero Ethanol by 2050

by Susanne Retka Schill (Great Plains Institute) As US and world leaders engage on climate change and carbon reduction efforts, leaders in the American ethanol industry have announced pledges and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The country’s largest ethanol producer, POET LLC, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA),

December 16, 2021 Read Full Article

The Value of Wastewater for Biofuels: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Aquatech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Different feedstock and process generates different wastewater quality and volume, so how can wastewater still have value for the biofuels industry? If you missed this exclusive Digest Connect with Aquatech, check out their slides on transforming waste water in the biofuel industry.  READ MORE

December 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Wood Waste to Hydrogen: Mote’s H2 Gambit in California Announced

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Mote announced its first facility to convert wood waste into hydrogen fuel while capturing, utilizing, and sequestering CO2 emissions from the process. Mote expects to produce approximately seven million kilograms of carbon-negative hydrogen and remove 150,000 metric tons of CO2 from the air annually. Mote

December 15, 2021 Read Full Article

ESG Clean Energy Signs Letter of Intent with Ethatec GmbH to Use Carbon-Free Power Generation for Ethanol Production

(ESG Clean Energy) ESG Clean Energy, LLC, developers of net zero, distributed power generation and clean energy manufacturing solutions, announced today it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Ethatec GmbH for the use of ESG’s patented CO2-free power generation technology to power its production of ethanol. Under the LOI,

December 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Construction to Start in 2022 on New Ethanol Plant near Mason City

by Mike Bunge (KIMT3) A new ethanol plant is planned for construction near Mason City.  New Energy Blue says the biomass refinery would be on a 155-acre site and convert 275,000 tons of cornstalks and wheat straw into 20 million gallons of ethanol and 95 tons of lignin, a solid biofuel and natural

December 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Forget Sci-Fi—This NREL Biotechnology Could Actually Help Colonize Mars

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  In the Push To Settle the Red Planet, One Startup Company Thinks NREL’s Ethylene-Emitting Cyanobacteria Offer Otherworldly Potential  — Do not expect to breathe freely in the oxygen-lean Martian air. At about 95% carbon dioxide (CO2) by volume, Mars’ atmosphere would quickly lead to asphyxiation, at least

December 13, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

December 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Finland: Gasum and Metsä Fibre Join to Produce Biomethane for Vehicles

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, have agreed on cooperation in biomethane production at the biogas plant operating as part of Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill, in the Central Finland region. The facility will use wood-based sludge from the bioproduct mill to produce biomethane and biopellets. Metsä

December 8, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

December 2, 2021 Read Full Article

A Scalable and Sustainable Proposal with Hydrogen as Fuel to Meet IMO2050 Targets

(RINA) By producing hydrogen on board and using LNG, the solution is applicable to existing ships  — Class society RINA, together with technology providers ABB, Helbio (subsidiary of Metacon AB), the Liberian Registry, Wärtsilä and an Energy Major have entered in a common effort to deliver a solution with hydrogen as fuel that would exceed IMO 2050 targets for 70% reduction of

November 29, 2021 Read Full Article

How to Replace 90% of U.S. Gas Consumption: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Ways2H

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and your trash pile of turkey bones and leftovers are nightmarish, but Ways2H has a solution by converting organic wastes, including plastics, into hydrogen. Check out this new ABLC slide guide from CEO Jean-Louis Kindler on the latest on scaling

November 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Praj Industries’ Ethanol, Bioenergy, Biotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Praj was founded by Dr. Pramod Chaudhari in 1983 owing to his affinity for agriculture and exposure to research with a firm belief that a thriving bioeconomy would benefit both India & World by being a significant contributor in mitigating the catastrophic effects of climate

November 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Giving Thanks for Bayou Fuels: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We know you might be busy eating turkey and giving thanks today, but here’s a short and sweet slide guide from Jeff McDaniel, VP of New Projects at Velocys, as your appetizer. A bit about their latest Bayou Fuels project and how they are helping

November 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Stora Enso’s Wood-based Battery Material Wins Metsä360 Award

(ChemEurope.com) As a material for lithium-ion batteries, lignin has the potential to radically transform traditional industries  — Stora Enso’s bio-based battery material Lignode® by Stora Enso has won the Metsä360 award in Finland. The EUR 30000 prize, funded by the Marjatta and Eino Kolli Foundation was granted for the second time, was

November 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Giant Pipeline in U.S. Midwest Tests Future of Carbon Capture

by Leah Douglas (Reuters) … The project, dubbed the Midwest Carbon Express, had ambitions to become the world’s largest carbon dioxide pipeline, moving climate-warming greenhouse gases from Midwest biofuels plants to North Dakota for permanent storage underground. … The 65-year-old is among dozens of landowners along the route who are

November 24, 2021 Read Full Article

DiviGas, Neste, Toyota, Ballard, COP26 Pledges, PNNL, NREL, Others Are Hot on Hydrogen

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) It’s been a hot week for hydrogen with DiviGas securing $3.6 million in seed funding for the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane that is a filter at a molecular level that purifies hydrogen and helps capture the associated CO2. The disruptive

November 22, 2021 Read Full Article

ITOCO Launches Its Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program in Portugal through a Joint Venture with LATINCHOICE-UNIPESSOAL LDA

(Accesswire/ITOCO) ITOCO INC. (OTC PINK:ITMC) ITOCO is pleased to announce it has selected LATINCHOICE – UNIPESSOAL LDA. in Portugal to Joint Venture as it expands its Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program internationally.  The ITOCO Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program has been developed with great success in Mexico. The program captures Carbon

November 19, 2021 Read Full Article

FS Announces Construction of Third Plant in Primavera do Leste (MT) and Substantial Progress towards Producing a Negative Carbon Biofuel

(FS/PR Newswire)  The Primavera do Leste project will receive an investment of R$ 2.3 billion (US$ 420 million) and the plant, when completed, will produce over 150 million gallons of ethanol per year — FS, a market leader in low carbon biofuel and animal nutrition production announces its expansion in Mato Grosso and

November 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo to Convert Fuel Ethanol from ADM to Jet Fuel

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

November 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Unlocking Wastewater Value Is a Hidden Resource in Both Agricultural and Fermentation Processing

by Joel Stone and Thalia Aok (ConVergInce Advisers and ZwitterCo, Inc./Biofuels Digest) “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.” This idiomatic expression characterizes the idea of tossing out the good along with the bad. Bioprocessing of agricultural or fermentation product businesses could be doing just that with certain of their

November 17, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

November 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Are Leading the Way in Capturing Carbon | Commentary

by Dave Vander Griend (ICM/Wichita Eagle) … Well, in the biofuels industry we have made great strides to not only reduce the carbon intensity of the products we grow and produce, but also to capture and repurpose any carbon we emit. In fact, we have been at the forefront of

November 12, 2021 Read Full Article

POET Bioproducts Institute Breaks Ground

(South Dakota State University) POET, a global leader in the production of bioproducts, South Dakota State University and South Dakota Mines held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at SDSU. The institute will serve as an innovation center for the development of low-value agricultural

November 12, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech: Radically Rethinking Industrial Business Models

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

November 12, 2021 Read Full Article

SAF Offtake with IAG

(Bayou Fuels) 10-year offtake MoU for 73 million US gallons of carbon negative SAF by IAG; Alongside offtake agreement with Southwest Airlines, offtake in place for 100% of Bayou Fuels SAF — Velocys plc (VLS. L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Velocys

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

SAF Offtake with Southwest Airlines

(Bayou Fuels) 15-year offtake agreement enables 575 million blended gallons of net zero SAF for Southwest Airlines; Alongside offtake MoU with IAG, commitment for 100% of Bayou Fuels SAF — Velocys plc (VLS. L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Velocys Renewables LLC,

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon Zero One: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis has transitioned a set of first-generation biofuels assets into an advanced, integrated energy platform for fuels, feed, power, heat and more — branching from ethanol and biodiesel into high-value protein, RNG and jet fuel along the way. The project concept is Carbon Zero, and

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Closing the Gap in Renewable Energy – the Next 80%?

by Sergey Nuzhdin, Kristen Davis, Meredith Brooks, Ann Carpenter, Pierre Wensel, and Cindy Wilcox, (Cluster for Sustainable Seaweed Solutions (CS3)/Biofuels Digest) .. (A) similar marine “Blue Revolution” is the potential key to meet global demand for biofuel, feed, and food security in an environmentally friendly way, without the requirements for fresh

November 10, 2021 Read Full Article

University of Vermont to Test Food De-packaging System

(Bioenergy Insight) Researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) have partnered with Casella Waste Systems to test a new food de-packaging system. One-third of food waste in Vermont is still packaged, creating difficulties when it comes to the mandatory diversion of food waste away from landfills under the state’s new

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

High-Purity Hydrogen Produced from Biogas in Austria

(Bioenergy Insight) Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria and start-up Rouge H2 Engineering have produced high-purity hydrogen from biogas directly at a biogas plant. Green hydrogen is seen as a ‘beacon of hope’ in the energy and mobility revolution, the university said, but it is not yet suitable

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Repurposing Carbon Dioxide May Be Key to Net-Zero Emissions

(Texas A&M University/EurkAlert!) … A team of researchers in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University recently published a comprehensive review article on how carbon dioxide can be isolated through reduction reactions and then transformed into value-added chemicals for fuels, thereby providing a path to repurpose excess carbon dioxide.   “People are looking into innovative ways to mitigate

November 5, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

November 5, 2021 Read Full Article

CEMEX Invests in Pioneer Solar Technology

(CEMEX)  CEMEX Ventures joins a select group of leading global investors supporting Synhelion. Starting in 2020, CEMEX and Synhelion began developing an innovative solar-driven technology that aims to eliminate fossil fuels and the carbon footprint in the clinker manufacturing process. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) and CEMEX Ventures (CEMEX´s venture

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

SAS, Vattenfall, Shell and LanzaTech to Explore Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

(Vattenfall/CISION)  Vattenfall, SAS, Shell and LanzaTech will together investigate the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the LanzaJetTM “Alcohol to Jet” technology on a large scale in Sweden. Instead of using virgin fossil material in the production process, the synthetic SAF will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled carbon dioxide from

November 3, 2021 Read Full Article

With NREL’s Feedstock Research, Algae and Garbage Could Be Ingredients for Zero-Emissions Fuels of the Future

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In theory, over 1 billion tons of biomass could be sustainably collected and processed into biofuels by 2030 in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Energy analysis. But turning that theory into practice hinges on improvements in how biomass is grown, collected, and processed. This

October 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Energy Vault Announces Energy Storage Agreement with DG Fuels to Provide 1.6 GWh of Energy Storage Capacity In Support of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Projects

(North American Clean Energy)  Energy Vault, Inc. (“Energy Vault”), the company developing sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions with its proprietary technology, announced that it has entered into an energy storage system agreement with DG Fuels LLC (“DG Fuels”), an emerging leader in renewable hydrogen and biogenic based, synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (”SAF”) and diesel

October 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Martian Rocket Biofuel on Mars

(Georgia Institute of Technology/Phys.Org) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to launch future astronauts back to Earth. The bioproduction process would use three resources native to the red planet: carbon dioxide, sunlight, and frozen

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

The Future of Flight Could Run on Renewables

(CNNBusiness) The aviation sector is preparing to ramp up production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) made from cooking oil, clothing, steel production emissions and other renewable sources.  READ MORE; WATCH VIDEO

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Smell that Smell! Perfume Made from CO2 Derived Ethanol, Poop Pigments, Cell-Culture News and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of October 27th

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Perfume made out of thin air, well, made from ethanol derived from carbon dioxide anyway, is being made by a startup in New York. Poop pigment – a new pigment produced from sewage sludge in California. Cell-based breast milk startup getting investment from Bill Gates.

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport Awards Nova Pangaea Technologies, LanzaJet and British Airways Grant Funding to Help Develop Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Decarbonise the Aviation Industry

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) The Department for Transportation has awarded Project Speedbird, a partnership between Nova Pangaea Technologies, British Airways, and LanzaJet, £484,000 to fund a feasibility for the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the UK.  The funding was awarded as part of the UK Department of Transport’s Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition to develop sustainable aviation fuel, announced earlier this year.   As a result, the Project Speedbird collaboration will begin early-stage development of the UK’s first integrated SAF production facility utilizing wood

October 26, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

October 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Elkem to Test the World’s First Carbon Capture Pilot for Smelters

(Elkem) Elkem, a global leader in silicon-based advanced materials, today announces that it will test the world’s first carbon capture pilot for silicon smelters at its plant in Rana, Norway. The project has received financial support from Gassnova CLIMIT and is a follow-up to the company’s recently launched climate roadmap

October 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Xebec Receives EU Research Grant to Design and Build 1 MW Electrolyser System for Production of Sustainable Liquid Fuels

(Xebec Adsorption/Globe Newswire) Grant to design and build a worldwide first low temperature electrochemical CO2 conversion system — Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSX: XBC)(“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions, is pleased to announce today that it has received a research grant to design and manufacture a new type of electrolyser

October 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Orbex Set to Launch World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Space Rocket

(Orbex/SpaceRef) The carbon footprint of launching the new Orbex Prime space rocket will be up to 96 per cent lower than comparable space launch programmes, a new scientific study has revealed. Prime is poised to become one of the most environmentally friendly orbital launch vehicles ever built, benefiting from the use of

October 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Whitecap Resources Inc. Partners with Federated Co-operatives Limited to Reduce CO2 Emissions in Saskatchewan

(Whitecap Resources Inc./CISION) Whitecap Resources Inc. (“Whitecap” or the “Company”) (TSX: WCP) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Federated Co-operatives Limited (“FCL”) to use Whitecap’s expertise in carbon capture utilization and storage (“CCUS”) to assist FCL in achieving their emissions targets in Saskatchewan. The MOU

October 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Three Bio-Based Innovations Edge Closer to Market With Private–Public Funding

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A more sustainable farming sector, lower industrial emissions, more efficient biochemical production—National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists and industry partners expect sizable benefits from three new projects to commercialize bioinsecticides, enzymatic carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization, and cell-free biocatalysis. Pulling a combined $750,000 from the U.S. Department

October 21, 2021 Read Full Article

SoCalGas’ Biomethanation Reactor System to be Used in Maine Dairy Digester

(SoCalGas) The reactor is part of a $5 million project funded by the Department of Energy  — SoCalGas’ biomethanation reactor system will be used to help produce renewable energy as part of a power-to-gas demonstration. This system will be installed at an anaerobic digester facility in Clinton, Maine in early 2023.

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

First Dutch BioLNG Plant Opens, Fuel Will Be Available at Shell Stations

(Renewi/Nordsol/NGV Journal) With the press of a button, Dutch king Willem-Alexander officially put into service the first bio-LNG plant of the Netherlands. With this scoop, initiators Nordsol, Renewi and Shell have taken the next step in making road freight transport more sustainable. It is expected that the new plant will produce

October 16, 2021 Read Full Article

The Case for Onboard Carbon Dioxide Capture on Long-Range Vehicles

by Amanda Morris (Northwestern Now) Method can be implemented based on existing technologies  —  Researchers argue that long-range vehicles, including cargo ships, should be powered by solid oxide fuel cells and use onboard carbon dioxide (CO2) capture; Depending on fuel type, this solution is CO2 neutral or even CO2 negative;

October 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Transforming Collected Organic Waste into Insect Feed and Organic Fertilizer in Kenya: Impact Investing in Sanergy (Private Sector Investment Finance)

(Japan International Cooperation Agency)  On Oct. 8, JICA made an investment of $2.5 million in Sanergy, Inc., a US company which promotes an innovative circular-economy approach in the developing world, including Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy collects human waste from sanitary toilets located in slum areas and other organic waste around the

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Options for Corn Pathways: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO Conversion R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Program Manager of Conversion R&D at BETO shared this illuminating slide guide on the role of products and Gen1 ethanol. From co-products’ impact on economics and biochemical pathways TEA and sustainability analysis to low-carbon options for corn ethanol-to-jet pathways, and more.  READ MORE  

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech to Trial SAF Production from Waste Carbon Dioxide

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

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

LSU, Delaware to Develop Chemical Manufacturing Processes Using CO2 Feedstocks and Renewable Energy

(LSU College of Engineering/Globe Newswire/Associated Press)  Each day, many of the products we use, whether we know it or not, are produced from natural gas or crude oil using carbon- and energy-intensive processes. But what if we could make those same products using CO2, thereby drastically reducing or even eliminating our

October 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Biogas, Renewable Chemicals: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Dr. Pramod Kumbhar, President and CTO of Praj shared this illuminating slide guide on their Bio-Prism renewable chemicals and materials, Bio-Mobility products, Praj’s 2G tech for agri residue to ethanol, Praj-Sekab tech for forest residue to ethanol, their tech for compressed biogas, and more. The

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Aemetis, Delta in Billion Dollar Breakthrough: 250 Million Gallon, 10 Year SAF Deal Signed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Breaking news from California. Aemetis and Delta announced an offtake agreement for 250 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel to be delivered over the 10 year term of the agreement. The aggregate value of the agreement is estimated to be more than $1

September 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Pyrocell Has Started Production

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

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Unlocking Hidden Combustion Properties of Waste Streams

by Jim DeSellem (Babcock & Wilcox/Biofuels Digest)  … However, biomass and waste fuels are not all created equal, and can produce environmental emissions, non-combustible materials and other less-than-ideal properties which can have negative impacts on reliable boiler operations. Quantifying and predicting these impacts is required to evaluate the potential of a

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Honeywell and Wood Introduce Groundbreaking Technologies to Support Efforts toward Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Honeywell/PR Newswire) – Wood’s hydrogen plant technology coupled with Honeywell UOP EcofiningTM process technology and carbon capture and storage can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions 100% when compared to petroleum-based aviation fuels – Widespread use of Honeywell and Wood technologies have potential to remove the equivalent of 34 million metric tons

September 24, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Potential to Produce 5B Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from CO2

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech and Argonne National Lab Awarded funding for Aviation Project in Georgia. — The White House set a goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, saying it could cut emissions from flying by 20 percent by the end of the decade. To help meet that goal,

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

DG Fuels: The Unusual Suspects Are Building Big in Louisiana, as SAFtember Continues

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … But, an unusual suspect became more visible earlier this month when word arrived that DG Fuels was invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the U.S. Department of Energy Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program. If successful, the proposed $2.15

September 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil: Adecoagro & Galileo Embark on Biomethane for Vehicles Project

(Galileo Technologies/NGV Journal) Starting this month, Adecoagro, one of the main food and renewable energy producers in South America, replaces fossil fuels with bio-CNG in 13 fleet vehicles in its sugar processing facility in Ivinhema (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil): seven light-duty, three commercial vehicles and three trucks. This renewable fuel

September 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Fighting Viruses with Algae

by Rebekah Orton (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org)  …  Biologist Scott Edmundson, who has studied photosynthetic algal cultivation for bioproduct generation for more than 15 years, suggests that if algae-derived antivirals show promise in clinical trials, their extraction could help make biofuels more economically feasible. “We’ve proved it is technically feasible to

September 16, 2021 Read Full Article

ECB Group Renewable Diesel Project in Latin America Uses Unique Hydrogen Integration Design

by Dan Szeezil (Renewable Fuels, Honeywell/Biofuels Digest) The first renewable diesel project in South America will be built in Paraguay. The Omega Green renewable fuel complex developed by ECB Group has an investment cost of more than $800 million and is the largest private investment in the country’s history. The facility

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Methane from CO2: Carbon Capture Grows More Affordable

by Brendan Bane (Pacific Norwest National Laboratory)  Methane made from CO2 and renewable hydrogen offers a new path toward cheaper carbon capture —  In their ongoing effort to make carbon capture more affordable, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a method to convert captured carbon dioxide (CO2)

September 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Japan’s NEDO Supports Project to Develop Woody Biomass-to-SAF Commercial-Scale Supply Chain

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) A project to develop a commercial-scale supply chain for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from gasification of woody biomass and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis technology has been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The selection follows NEDO’s call for participation in its “Biojet

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

State of Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials

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

September 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Breakthrough Methods Help Integrate Renewable Hydrogen with Waste Carbon Dioxide to Produce Clean Fuels, Chemicals, and More

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  … NREL is validating utility-scale hydrogen-production processes that could provide tomorrow’s clean fuels and chemical feedstocks to produce low-carbon, high-value products. New IP To Simplify Renewable Hydrogen Reactions Renewable hydrogen could fit into future low-carbon energy systems like a missing puzzle piece: It can be produced

September 6, 2021 Read Full Article
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