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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Nzyme2HC and Renewable H2 Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable H2 production that requires ~40% less electricity than state-of-the-art electrolysis> That’s the promise of early-stager Nzyme2HC. As the company puts it, “The amount of electricity required to produce green H2 must be significantly reduced. We

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Gevo Unveils Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1

(Gevo) We're thrilled to unveil our newest Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1.  Explore the deck now

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Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables and Strengthens Focus on Sustainability

(Southwest Airlines) Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces the acquisition of SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC (SAFFiRE) as part of the investment portfolio of its wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures, LLC (SARV). SARV is dedicated to creating more opportunities for Southwest® to obtain

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8 States Are Planning to BAN the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars Entirely - after Biden Unveiled Ambitious Plans to Phase Them out by 2032

by Tilly Armstrong (Daily Mail)  California was the first state to adopt the plan to ban sales of gas cars by 2035; Electric vehicles made up 7.6 percent of new car sales in the US last year; READ MORE: What does

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ACT and NREL Forge Alliance to Drive Sustainable Aviation Innovation

(Aviation Climate Taskforce/PR Newswire)  The Aviation Climate Taskforce, Inc. (ACT) and The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined forces through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster the collaboration and impact of both institutions in driving sustainable

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Global Impacts of Enhancing Domestic Ecosystem Carbon Sinks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 30-50% of the CO2 removals needed for a net zero U.S. economy could come via domestic terrestrial carbon sink enhancements. What’s needed? A project supported by DOE aims to specify U.S. cropland carbon sink strategies and

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

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

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Computational Models Can Accelerate and Scale Up Biomass Conversion

(U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Computational Science Center are hard at work enabling the conversion of biomass to fuels and products at industrial scale. Computational tools can model biomass conversion at scales ranging from small lab beakers to

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Research Says Biomass Pretreatment Makes Biofuel Practical

(New Energy and Fuel) A new University of California – Riverside (UCR) study found that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral. The first step, breaking down the plant

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Clean Cities Coalitions 2022 Activity Report

by Mark Singer, Caley Johnson, and Alana Wilson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) works with local Clean Cities coalitions across the country as part of its Technology Integration Program. These efforts help businesses

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This technology was developed in the BETO-funded CO2RUe consortium mission and can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  -- Identifying routes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an intermediate chemical which can be further upgraded to

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Are First-Generation Biofuels Sustainable?

(World Bio Market Insights) The sustainability of first-generation biofuels have attracted controversy, with questions around their true emissions savings and their impacts on other environmental metrics like water pollution and water consumption.  We look at recent scientific evidence on whether and how

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

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

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Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The State of Responsible Primacy

by Jake Ferrell and Dr. Simone H. Stewart (National Wildlife Federation) When it comes to emerging technologies and the implications of deploying climate solutions, which entity should lead the infrastructure charge: the state or the federal government? This question is one

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

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

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Carbon America Submits First Class VI CO2 Injection Well Permit to EPA Region 8

(Carbon America/Business Wire)  Proposed Geologic CO2 Storage Site for Ethanol CCS Project Located on State Lands in northeast Colorado -- Carbon America has submitted a Class VI CO2 Injection Well permit application to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 8 office to permanently

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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EPA Kicks Off In-Person Regional Roadshows to Help Communities Access Historic Investing in America Funding for Local Climate and Environmental Justice Solutions --- February 16, 2024 --- San Bernardino, CA and March 5, 2024 Denver, CO

(Environmental Protection Agency) New phase of EPA’s Community, Equity & Resiliency Initiative to launch in Albany, New York to help communities access unprecedented Inflation Reduction Act resources -- As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Community, Equity & Resiliency initiative, a groundbreaking

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Making the Case for Marine Biofuels

by Michael Kass (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  The maritime industry is one of the most important transportation sectors, with more than 80% of all goods shipped via large container or cargo vessels that are powered using residual heavy fuel oil

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Plug Switches on Amazon's First On-Site Electrolyser in Colorado

(Renewables Now) US hydrogen technology company Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) has switched on the first on-site electrolyser system owned by Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), a 1-MW machine located at the US e-commerce giant's fulfilment centre in Aurora, Colorado. The proton exchange membrane (PEM)

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

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

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

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

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Optimistic Outlook: Biodiesel Producers in North America Have Their Eyes Set on Hitting a US Output Target of 6 Billion Gallons, Much Earlier than Originally Planned

(Biofuels International)  ... After securing a 3 billion/gallon output last year, production across the US is on track for 4 billion this year with power to add, according to Paul Winters, director of public affairs and Federal Communications for Clean Fuels

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DOE Releases First in Series of Reports Highlighting Pathways toward Clean Hydrogen EarthShot

(U.S. Department of Energy) Deputy Secretary of Energy Turk Announces Report’s Findings at COP28  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the findings of a report highlighting ways to achieve the Department’s goal of making hydrogen an affordable, abundant source

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Newly Identified Algal Strains Rich in Phosphorous Could Improve Wastewater Treatment

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

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Can Solar and Farming Coexist?

by Clinton Griffiths (AgWeb)   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believes solar could provide up to 40% of the country’s electricity by the year 2035. However, it’s estimated roughly 5.7 million acres of land will be needed. “While that amount is

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $444 Million to Strengthen America’s Infrastructure for Permanent Safe Storage of Carbon Dioxide Pollution

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Twelve States to Slash Harmful CO2 Emissions and Deliver High-Quality Local Jobs -- As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize! the Gulf Coast)  The US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs programs are presented here by Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Office Chief Scientist Eric Miller — Hydrogen Hub award announces, Shot targets, milestones ahead and

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Can American Agriculture Lead the Low-Carbon Revolution?

by Tom Buis (The Messenger)  In the coming decades, American agriculture could lead the low-carbon revolution in the United States thanks to technologies available today, including carbon capture and storage (CCS). By reducing the industry’s carbon intensity, American farmers and

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The Potential of Agrivoltaics for the U.S. Solar Industry, Farmers, and Communities

by Michele Boyd (U.S. Department of Energy) Large-scale solar energy installations are a relatively new form of development in many rural areas. Solar energy development can create clean energy, jobs, and other economic benefits in these communities. At the same time, the

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Technoeconomic Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment for Separations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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INSIGHT: 16 US States May Restrict Sale of Combustion-Based Autos

by Al Greenwood (Independent Commodity Interlligence Services) Several US states could adopt restrictions on the sale of light vehicles that rely primarily on internal combustion engines (ICE), which would lower demand for liquid fuels while increasing demand for plastics and chemicals

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U.S. Grains Council’s Global Ethanol Summit Wraps Up

(U.S. Grains Council/GrainNet)  The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded today with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry. GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to

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NREL Analysis Shows Midwestern Electrofuels Could Become Energy Superheroes

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

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

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

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

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

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrocatalytic CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Low-temperature CO2 electrolysis is a promising pathway to produce low carbon intensity fuels and chemicals, offering advantages in scalability, process efficiency, and intermittent operation. Significant risks must be overcome for CO2 electrolysis to help meet 2050 decarbonization goals A

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Utilization Markets, Resources, and Environmental and Energy Justice

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to quantify resource availability and costs for CO2 utilization (CO2U) in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production to inform industry, technology communities, and policymakers on location-specific economic and societal impacts. It will provide

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feasibility of Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project analyzed promising bolt-on compatible CO2 reduction pathways to fuels or products from standalone biorefineries, (2) Published a comprehensive strategic plan for achieving industrial decarbonization goals via CO2 conversion, with inclusion of outyear technical, cost,

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Revolutionary Recycling Process Transforms Plastic Waste

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite millions of Americans depositing their plastic waste into recycling bins, much of that waste, including flexible films, multilayer materials, and colored plastics, cannot be recycled cost-effectively. In fact, only 9% of plastics in the U.S. are

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SAF in Action: Carbon Negative Jet Fuel Made from Manure and More

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Wet waste—including food waste, manure, sewage, and inedible fats, oils, and greases—is a large source of methane emissions, a pollutant 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to Switch to Unleaded Aviation Fuel 3 Years ahead of Deadline

(CBS Colorado)  Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport says it is on track to make the switch to unleaded aviation fuel three years ahead of the FAA deadline. RMMA is the fastest-growing airport in Colorado with three flight schools and 50 businesses.  ... RMMA director

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DOE Announces Nearly $48 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Help Reduce Costs and Improve the Performance of Critical Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Technologies, Support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot -- In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project analyzed promising bolt-on compatible CO2 reduction pathways to fuels or products from standalone biorefineries; Published a comprehensive strategic plan for achieving industrial decarbonization goals via CO2 conversion, with inclusion of outyear technical, cost, and carbon intensity targets, and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for e-Fuels Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Commercial shipping and transportation expected to be difficult to electrify/decarbonize. Projected supply of traditional biomass feedstocks may be insufficient to fully meet global demand. CO2 as a feedstock could help meet SAF Grand Challenge. The CO2RUE

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Biden Launches American Climate Corps

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) A government program aimed at putting young people to work on climate has been on President Joe Biden’s wish list for years. -- President Joe Biden is launching a new federal program that aims to put

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Logan County, CO Wheat Straw BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Digest CONNECT returned to the airwaves again this past week and first presenter was ABLC veteran and Ecostrat CEO Jordan Solomon, as well as Trae Miller, executive director, Logan County Economic Development. Together, they explored the

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Gevo and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sign Agreement Providing Gevo a Grant to Incentivize, Track and Verify Acreage of Low-Carbon Corn to Accelerate Production of Sustainabile Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Other Biofuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today it has finalized and executed a Notice of Grant and Agreement Award with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant of up to $30 million for Gevo’s Climate-Smart

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The REenergize webcast series returned to the airwaves again this past week and first presenter was ABLC veteran and DMC Bio’s CEO and co-founder, Matt Lipscomb, with this cogent and comprehensive  update on efficiently developing and

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CU Boulder’s Weimer Lab Unveils Economical Method for Producing Clean Fuel

by Susan Glairon  (University of Colorado Boulder)  The University of Colorado Boulder’s Weimer Lab has introduced an efficient and economical method to use renewable energy to produce fuel, opening doors to clean and sustainable energy sources for a wide array of industries,

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Camelina’s Hour Syngenta, Sustainable Oils Hook-up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Illinois comes news that Syngenta Seeds and Sustainable Oils have inked a deal to sell Camelina seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable

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Additional Selections for Funding Opportunity Announcement 2400: Clean Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Economy (Round 3)

(U.S. Department of Energy)  AREA OF INTEREST 4 — ADVANCED AIR SEPARATION FOR LOW-COST H2 PRODUCTION VIA MODULAR GASIFICATION An Advanced Modular Redox Air Separation System for Cost-Effective, Net-Zero Hydrogen Production — North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) intends to develop a redox-based, radically engineered modular

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Logan County, Colorado Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Wheat Straw

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) ‘A’ Rating Signals Untapped Feedstock Potential The Logan County Economic Development Corporation and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone designation for wheat straw. The Logan County BDO Zone is rated ‘A’, or low risk,

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Making Aviation Fuel from Biomass

by Nancy W. Stauffer (MIT Energy Initiative) MIT researchers are converting the plant material lignin into hydrocarbon molecules that could help make jet fuel 100 percent sustainable. ... Aviation fuel is a combination of two large classes of chemical compounds. Some 75 to

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DOE Awards $34 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen

(U.S. Department of Energy) Industry and University-Led Projects Across the Country Will Develop Technologies and Infrastructure for Efficient Hydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (August 17, 2023) announced the award of nearly $34 million to

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NREL Highlights Sustainable Aviation Partnerships on National Aviation Day 2023

(Bioenergy International)  August 19 marks the birthday of Orville Wright, an American inventor credited for flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane in 1903. Marking the occasion on National Aviation Day 2023, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) celebrates the partnerships

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National Laboratory Pilot Plants Help Industry De-Risk Biofuel Processes

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) We are witnessing a renaissance of innovation in sustainable fuels. Established corporations and small startups around the world are proposing novel solutions for turning abundant renewable carbon resources into energy-dense, low-carbon fuels that are key

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Department of Energy Awards $2.5 Million to Accelerate Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $2.5 million in funding, with an industry match of $2.5 million, for four projects selected from the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is administered

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Q&A: How Gevo’s ETO Technology Aims to Make Aviation More Sustainable

(Bio.News) ... Bio.News spoke with experts at Gevo, a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, to understand their ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) technology and how it aims to make aviation more sustainable. ... Gevo has been working on converting ethanol into olefins since roughly 2015. The

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Department of Energy Selects Three Projects to Help Industry Leverage FCIC Capabilities to Overcome Bioenergy and Bioproduct Challenges

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

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CO2 Utilization: Biofuel from the Stack

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Utilization technologies are stimulating interest in ethanol producers’ constant coproduct, carbon dioxide. An initiative from the U.S. Department of Energy has formed the CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for E-fuels Consortium—or CO2RUe—made up of labs across the

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Lighting the SAFterburners: Virent, Air bp, Virgin, Gevo, Axens, ECARU, Others Accelerating on SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Virent, Air bp, Virgin, Gevo, Axens,  ECARU, and Qalaa Holdings are accelerating  on SAF. Multiple angles of attack on the problems of SAF development & deployment, on almost every front — flagship projects, expanded feedstock, technical

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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Protec Fuel Prepares to Support Retailers and Fleets in Securing USDA Grants for Ethanol Infrastructure

(Protec Fuel/CISION) Protec Fuel, a leading ethanol fuel solutions firm, is ready to aid retailers and fleets in obtaining a portion of a $450 million grant from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Homegrown Biofuels as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Funds Are Being Provided by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act; USDA Awards First Round of Funding to 59 Infrastructure Projects --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA plans to invest up

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A Push to Turn Farm Waste into Fuel

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  Biofuel plants and energy from on-farm biodigesters have been a part of the agricultural landscape for decades. But as the global climate continues to warm and as agriculture continues to face new challenges, bioenergy

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States Charting the Course on ‘Green’ Hydrogen

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch) ... An upswell of state-led legislation aimed at boosting and regulating the fuel source could help shape the trajectory of President Joe Biden’s climate plans, write David Iaconangelo, Heather Richards and Zach Bright. ... Few green hydrogen

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Electrifying the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel: the Risks, Economics, and Environmental Benefits of Emerging Pathways Including CO2

by R. Gary Grim,  Dwarak Ravikumar, Eric C. D. Tan,  Zhe Huang, Jack R. Ferrell, III,  Michael Resch,  Zhenglong Li,b Chirag Mevawala, Steven D. Phillips, Lesley Snowden-Swan, Ling Tao  and Joshua A. Schaidle (Energy & Environmental Science/National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Pacific

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Production and Catalytic Upgrading of 2,3-Butanediol Fermentation Broth into Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blendstock and Fuel Properties Measurement

by Martin Affandy, Cheng Zhu, Marie Swita, Beth Hofstad, Dylan Cronin, Richard Elander,  and Vanessa Lebarbier Dagle (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Fuel)  With the increasing demand for sustainable supplies of aviation fuel and need to address

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Algae Are Versatile Organisms. Meet Three NREL Scientists Working to Unlock Their Full Energy Potential

byZia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Algae turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into biochemical energy. These researchers use genetic engineering, analysis, and material science to turn that energy into opportunity. Food, fertilizer, fuel, pollutant filter —the uses for algae are as

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Outlook and Lifecycle Characteristics of Alternative Marine Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The transportation Sector accounts for 33% of total US emissions and marine fuels are 3 percent of that- and they are famously hard to electrify. In this overview from the US Department of Energy’s BioEnergy

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Dynamic Crosslinking — Creative Chemistry Offers Solution for Recycling Mixed Plastics

(U.S. Department of Energy) We use plastics every day – from the polystyrene in food takeout containers and the polyethylene terephthalate in clothing fibers to high density polyethylene in shampoo bottles and polypropylene in bandages. Unfortunately, plastics used for common but

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INSIDE CFAA: Forward Motion for Clean Fuels

by Floyd Vergara (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Momentum from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard continues to build the framework for the success of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Nearly 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel was used in 2022, displacing nearly half

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Global Clean Energy Signs $30 Million USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Grant Kickstarting Implementation of the Climate-Smart Camelina Project

(Global Clean Energy)  Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:GCEH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a contract for the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Grant for their Climate-Smart Camelina Project. With the signing, work can officially begin on their $30 million

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DOE Announces Nearly $60 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies and Improve the Electric Power Grid

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen, Deliver Cleaner Air, More High-Quality Jobs, and Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (May 22, 2023) announced nearly $42 million in funding

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Is Corn Ethanol Really Sustainable? Researchers Analyze the True Cost of Biofuel Production

by Anne Manning (Colorado State University/TechXplore)  ... "I think my subjective takeaway is that the biofuels industry is good from an emissions point of view, but it could be much better," (the paper's first author, Jack) Smith said. "The emissions reductions we're

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CSU, TotalEnergies Join Forces to Create Qualification Standards for Greenhouse Gas Measurement Methods

by Anne Manning (Colorado State University) The global oil and gas industry emits tens of millions of metric tons of methane into the atmosphere each year. The potent greenhouse gas is responsible for more than 25% of the global warming we

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Boom Supersonic Signs SAF Offtake Agreement With Dimensional Energy

by Justin Foster (Simple Flying) The aircraft manufacturer will partner with Dimensional Energy to purchase 5 million gallons of SAF per year. -- The Boulder, Colorado-based company that is in the process of building the world's fastest airliner, Boom Supersonic, has reached

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $251 Million to Expand Infrastructure to Support CO2 Transport and Storage DEADLINE July 6, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy)  President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Seven States That Will Slash CO2 Emissions, Build High-Quality Jobs, and Deliver Cleaner Air -- As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy

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DOE Selects Four National Laboratory-led Teams to Accelerate Commercialization of Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies with $15 Million in Funding

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), in partnership with the Offices of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), today (May 17, 2023)  announced the selection of four projects at our National

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Separations Technology Critical to Converting Biomass to Low-Carbon Biofuel

(Argonne National Laboratory/Department of Energy Newswise) BETO Bioprocessing Separations Consortium spotlights projects from three-year work period -- Biofuel use to increase in the U.S. Biomass — organic material from plants, agricultural waste and wet waste, among others — has been in use since

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Next Step in Alder’s Commercialization Journey: Introducing Pioneer & Full-Time Skid Operations

by y Matt Sherick and Derek Vardon (Alder/Biofuels Digest)  This week, Alder reached a key milestone in the scale-up of Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) production by commissioning a pilot skid at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Alder’s proprietary technology fractionates fast pyrolysis

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Colorado Adopts ‘Advanced Clean Trucks’ Rule to Speed Transition to Heavy-Duty EVs

by Chase Woodruff (Colorado Newsline) Air quality panel unanimously approves California-style standards after yearlong delay -- Colorado air quality regulators on Friday (April 28, 2023) approved a pair of rules aimed at reducing pollution from truck engines and speeding up adoption

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From Concept to Commercialization: NREL’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory supports the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office with fundamental and applied research, development, and deployment (RD&D) designed to advance technologies to produce biobased energy, fuels, chemicals and products

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AlgaePrize Competition Technology Innovation: Developing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Professionals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The 2022-2023 AlgaePrize competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and supported by the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, challenges students to become the next generation of

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Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance Announces Aviation Decarbonization First, with Collective Purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Certificates

(Bank of America)  Through the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA), major corporations will be purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) certificates for nearly 850,000 gallons of high-integrity SAF produced by World Energy and helping fuel JetBlue flights, reducing an estimated 8,500

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New Consortium Advances eFuels Technologies

by Erik Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biobased Diesel Daily)  ... Those abundant wind and corn resources are contributing to the region’s leadership in renewable energy. Every year, Midwest states produce millions of gallons of ethanol and thousands of kilowatt-hours (kWHs)

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New Consortium Advances Technologies that Use Renewable Electricity to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

(U.S. Department of Energy) A new consortium of five U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is developing an integrated portfolio of technologies that use renewable electricity to upgrade carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and chemicals. The CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for E-Fuels Consortium (CO2RUe)

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Alder SAF100 – Accelerating Development for Next Generation Sustainable Fuels

by Derek Vardon & Bruno Miller  (Alder Fuels/Biofuels Digest)  Today, we are providing a high-level technical analysis of what we are calling Alder SAF100, a new and 100% sustainable replacement for petroleum-based jet fuel. To demonstrate the viability of reaching that crucial

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Big Oil Firms Touted Algae as Climate Solution. Now All Have Pulled Funding

by Amy Westervelt (The Guardian) Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research -- Algae research was central to Exxon’s green marketing campaigns for years, and frequently criticized as greenwashing rather than a genuine research effort. But

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NREL: Regional Analysis Can Help Accelerate Deployment of SAF

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Made from nonpetroleum sources like waste and biomass, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has the potential to reduce aviation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent or more compared to fossil-derived jet fuel. The aviation industry

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Gevo Enters Joint Development Agreement with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to Measure, Report & Verify Carbon Intensity

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that it has entered into a joint development agreement with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) to measure, report and verify carbon intensity (CI) through the entire value chain, inclusive of climate-smart agriculture practices to

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29th Oil Processing Short Course --- April 29-30, 2023 --- Denver, CO and ONLINE

These two days will cover chemistry, processing and quality control issues of oils and fats and new technologies for refinery optimization. Smart Short Courses moves into LIVE events again. During the last twenty years, organizers of the meeting, Drs, Koseoglu and

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Off the Ground

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Several alcohol-to-jet projects, partnerships and technologies have been announced in the past 18 months. Ethanol Producer Magazine checks in on each, looking at where they stand and what they might ultimately achieve. ... Multiple airlines forged

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Signature Aviation Touts Its Carbon Neutrality

(Aspen Daily News) Signature Aviation — one of seven respondents to Pitkin County’s request for proposals to be the next fixed-base operator at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport — announced today that it achieved carbon neutrality for 2022 across its global network

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Axens Announces the Launch of the Jetanol™ Brand for its Alcohol-to-Jet Technology, with a Project Pipeline Already Approaching 3 Million Tons (1 billion Gallons) Per Year of Sustainable

(Axens) Committed to offer mature and reliable Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technologies, Axens is pleased to announce the launch of the Jetanol™ brand for its Alcohol-to-Jet technology. Evidenced by its competitive selection this solution is being deployed for five industrial-scale

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Gevo Finalizes Renewable Hydrogen Development Services Agreement with Zero6 Energy, Selects Cummins as Technology Partner

(Gevo/Globe Newswire) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that they have finalized a Hydrogen Development Services Agreement with Zero6 Energy (formerly Juhl Energy) for the development of a 20-megawatt hydrogen production facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, using Cummins Inc. (NYSE:

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NREL Launches Synthetic Biology Project to Advance Biofuels

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The pathway that leads us away from unsustainable fossil fuel consumption is not straight and narrow but filled with many branches of possibilities. One of those branches—carbon-negative production of biofuels and biochemicals—is the focus of

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Capturing Close to Home

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazinie) Carbon America is implementing carbon capture and sequestration at three commonly owned ethanol plants in Colorado and Nebraska. With enhanced incentives to sequester and decarbonize—and the nearby geology to do it—the plan has momentum. ... (A)

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Exxon Retreats from Major Climate Effort to Make Biofuels from Algae

ByBen Elgin and Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) Renewable fuels made from algae was the company’s most heavily publicized climate solution. -- After advertising its efforts to produce environmentally friendly fuels from algae for over a decade, Exxon Mobil Corp. is now quietly walking away

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Gevo, Maker of Biofuel for Jets, Adding South Dakota Plant to Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Jeff Beach (The Globe) Gevo will be making sustainable aviation fuel in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Summit Carbon Solutions plans to capture carbon emissions from the facility. -- A renewable jet fuel plant under construction in South Dakota has signed

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to OMC Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hydrogen is widely used throughout major industries such as petroleum and biofuels refining, ammonia production, and many other processes. When produced cleanly, hydrogen has the ability to help decarbonize these and other industries such as

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ACS Green Chemistry Summer School Accepting Applications

by Alexandra A. Taylor (Chemical & Engineering News)  The 2023 session in Golden, Colorado, will mark 20 years since the program’s founding  -- The American Chemical Society Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy is open for applications. The weeklong

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Clean Energy to Provide 86 Million Gallons of RNG to One of Nation’s Largest Transit Systems, San Diego MTS

(Clean Energy Fuels/Business Wire)  Production of RNG begins at Del Rio Dairy, Clean Energy’s First Investment in the Negative Carbon Intensive Fuel -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market,

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National Labs Research Better Uses for Carbon Dioxide

by Meltem Urgun-Demirtas (Argonne National Laboratory) Carbon dioxide fuels global warming but scientists from multiple national labs are finding new ways to repurpose it. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the global average for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) set

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Warning about Aquifer’s Decline Sets up Big Fight in Kansas

by John Hanna (Associated Press) Kansas water experts are sounding an alarm decades in the making: Farmers and ranchers in the state’s western half must stop pumping more water out of a vast aquifer than nature puts back each year or

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

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

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University of Missouri Is Helping the Aviation Industry Go “Green”

(Show Me Mizzou/University of Missouri) Using part of a $12.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, MU researchers are working with an interdisciplinary group to optimize green energy for aviation use. -- While biodiesel and ethanol are two

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide to Identification of Genetic Mechanisms to Design Biofuel Crops for Sustainability

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Agriculture needs to reduce GHG emissions With soil C sequestration, crops can be net negative. But how do we add carbon back to ag soils? What are the biological and genetic levers to make feedstocks

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ChemCatBio’s mission is to accelerate the catalyst and process development cycle for bioenergy applications – but how? What’s the potential impact of a billion-ton bioeconomy? What are the catalysis challenges in the conversion of biomass

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Avfuel Teams with Atlantic to Provide More SAF in Colorado

by Mark Phelps (AvWeb) Just in time for ski season, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based fuel supplier Avfuel has teamed with FBO chain Atlantic Aviation to supply all four of Atlantic’s Colorado locations with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The two have

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US Can Reach 100% Clean Power by 2035, DOE Finds, but Tough Reliability and Land Use Questions Lie Ahead

by Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive) New aggressive planning is needed to identify the long-duration storage technologies and find the land to grow enough resources to reach Biden net zero emissions goals, a DOE national lab reports. -- Four major

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The Bioeconomy Is Hiring

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News) Industry sees a shortage of qualified people as a hurdle they must overcome -- he Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition, a bioeconomy industry group, held its second annual Global Biobased Economy Conference this

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U.S. Laboratories Research Biofuel Solutions for Different Engine Types

by Ariana Fine (NGT News) Biofuel is closer to becoming a cost-competitive, climate-friendly solution for slashing carbon emissions in cars and trucks, according to two new studies. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has collaborated with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS Smart Cities Connect — May 16-18, 2023 — Denver, CO DEADLINE December 2, 2022

After a couple challenging years, Smart Cities Connect events remain the leading smart city IoT trade shows for the state and local (S&L) government leaders in North America. TechConnect organizes SCC programs with a “cities first” agenda including cities leaders

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Smart Cities Connect --- May 16-18, 2023 --- Denver, CO

After a couple challenging years, Smart Cities Connect events remain the leading smart city IoT trade shows for the state and local (S&L) government leaders in North America. TechConnect organizes SCC programs with a “cities first” agenda including cities leaders

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Production of Carbon Nanotubes from CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this project, researchers aim for market-ready production of carbon nanotubes from TVA flue gas-derived CO2, including a TEA and LCA in collaboration with NREL. The researchers have a goal of 80-90% less cost than

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Swing Process for Reactive CO2 Capture and Conversion to Methanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this project, researchers are designing and developing tailored dual-function materials (DFMs) and the accompanying pressure-swing process for reactive capture and conversion (RCC) of CO2 to directly produce methanol. This will favor lower capital and

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Hot Spots: The 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2022, as selected by the Digest’s editors. READ MORE

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States Are Vying for Money to Start ‘Hydrogen Hubs.’ What Are They?

by Robert Zullo (Wisconsin Examiner) Across the country, states are inking agreements with neighbors or striking out on their own to pursue billions in federal funding to set up “hydrogen hubs,” clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas

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Researchers Pilot New Process to Achieve 100% Bio-Based Jet Fuel

by Emma VandenEinde (KUNC) As the airline industry works to cut its carbon dioxide emissions, a team of researchers believe they've found a "runway" to 100% sustainable aviation fuel. Their findings – published this week in the journal Joule – demonstrate harnessing the power of

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BOTTLE Project Outlines New Two-Step Process for Turning Mixed Plastic Waste into Valuable Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) Combining chemical and biological processes is a promising new strategy for the valorization of mixed plastic waste, according to researchers from the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium. BOTTLE is a collaboration

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Rolls-Royce, Alder Fuels, Brazil BioFuels, Topsoe Advance in the Race to Net Zero Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Meanwhile, Topsoe has been picked to support first sustainable aviation fuel-production in Brazil. Brasil BioFuels will build a new biorefinery to produce sustainable aviation fuel and second generation biofuel using Topsoe’s Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies.

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Sex Pistols, Jugs, Bottles and Speed: NREL Breaks through on a Fast, Cheap Route to Recycling Plastic in One Pot, at One Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Colorado that BOTTLE consortia researchers led by NREL have developed a process that can convert mixed plastics to a single chemical product, working toward a solution that would allow recyclers to skip sorting plastic by type.

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Atlantic Aviation Teams with 4AIR for 100% SAF Book & Claim at NBAA-BACE

(Atlantic Aviation) Atlantic Aviation and 4AIR will be advancing their commitment to sustainability at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) by offering a Book & Claim program for customers arriving at Atlantic’s FBOs at Orlando Executive Airport

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Pipeline Company, Ethanol Plant Plan Carbon Capture Pipeline in Nebraska Panhandle

by Dan Crisler (Omaha World Herald) Carbon America and Bridgeport Ethanol in the Nebraska Panhandle have announced plans to develop a carbon capture pipeline that would see the first carbon dioxide sequestered within the state. Carbon America’s pipeline project joins other

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REQUEST FOR PANELS, START-UP CHALLENGE Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo — May 16-18, 2023 — Denver, CO DEADLINE December 2, 2022

Smart Cities Connect is where the smart cities community meets. We provide meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. We accelerate the adoption of smart technology solutions, aid in problem

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Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo --- May 16-18, 2023 --- Denver, CO

Smart Cities Connect is where the smart cities community meets.  We provide meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. We accelerate the adoption of smart technology solutions, aid in

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#77. The Future of Fueling at Retail

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) Gas stations are integral to maintaining a successful vehicle fueling network, regardless if the vehicle takes a liquid fuel or is powered by electricity. John Eichberger, Executive Director of the Fuels Institute joins us to

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Atlantic Aviation, Avfuel Provide SAF for UN Delegates Meeting

(AvFuel/Biomass Magazine)  As the United Nations holds its Mountain Partnership Global Meeting in Aspen next week, Atlantic Aviation and Avfuel Corporation partnered to ensure plentiful supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for air operations surrounding the event. Avfuel and Atlantic Aviation

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Catalytic Process with Lignin Could Enable 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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

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

by Rahul Jain (Down to Earth)  ... It can synthesise large volumes of oil (20 times more than that of mustard per acre), grow fast (10 times quicker than terrestrial plants) and capture carbon dioxide (CO2).  Since then, big industries and startups

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

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

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects Gevo's Climate Smart Farm-to-Flight Proposal with a Funding Ceiling of $30MM

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected Gevo’s Climate-Smart Farm to Flight proposal for funding with an award ceiling of up to $30 million. Gevo’s project was one of the 70

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

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

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Pyrolysis Vapors

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Catalytic fast pyrolysis is a versatile technology pathway for the direct liquefaction of biomass and waste carbon sources. In this slide deck from NREL’s Mike Griffin, we explore the Potential for high carbon yields to

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

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

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  By producing valuable products out of CO2, this project will incentivize CCU to realize carbon circular economy opportunities. That’s the promise of this project funded by the BETO Office at the US Department of Energy

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Biodiesel Helps Signature Aviation Land Top Environmental Certification for Vail Valley Jet Center

(Signature Flight Support/Biobased Diesel Daily) Signature Aviation, the world’s largest network of fixed-base operators (FBOs), has received the business and general aviation industry’s highest environmental certification for sustainable operations for its Vail Valley Jet Center branded location near Vail, Colorado, the

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The Digest’s 2022 State of Advanced Ethanol

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

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $16.5 Million in Funding for Carbon Utilization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM’s) Carbon Utilization Program announced the selection of seven projects totaling $16.5 million in federal funding. This investment will advance technologies that

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The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel around the World 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Many countries are now active with Sustainable Aviation Fuel — but how much where, and when, and what? The bulk of activity continues to come from the US — however, the EU has been gaining momentum, and

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

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

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NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

(Propane Education & Research Council/CISION PR Newswire) Major refiners like Chevron see value in commercializing renewable propane --  A new study by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows biorefineries can increase their financial returns by selling renewable propane versus using it as

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

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

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

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

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Unlocking the Mystery of Catalyst Poisoning

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

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Boom Supersonic Reveals Refined Overture and Announces Landmark Market-Expanding Alliance with Northrop Grumman and New Tier One Suppliers

(Boom Supersonic) ... - Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability, today (July 19, 2022) presented the refined design of Overture and also announced a new partnering agreement with Northrop Grumman to

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