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BPCL to Commission Second Generation Ethanol Plant in Odisha by Dec 2020

by Nirmalya Behera (Business Standard)  About 12 such refineries are proposed in different states in the country. Odisha is the first state where the construction of the projects is going to start 

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biorefinery to Break Ground in North Dakota

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s Group Biotechnology — responsible for the Technology Platform Biotechnology — develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic and sustainable production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels. It focuses

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

India to Have 10,000 CNG Stations in Next 10 Years, on Track to Adapt Cleaner Fuels: Dharmendra Pradhan

by Bilal Abdi (Economic Times Energy World)   Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the country was on its way to construct more than 10,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said biofuels will help boost farm income, aid India’s

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

2G Ethanol Overcoming Tech Glitches, Competitive with Oil at $70

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Second-generation ethanol production is overcoming the technical difficulties that had slowed its development and is now seen as commercially competitive with oil prices near $70 per barrel,

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Boom — Like that: Biofuel Plant Gets Financing Terms

by Kali Katerberg (Daily Mining Gazette)  After months of waiting, Synsel Energy announced on Thursday that financing terms for construction of a biofuel plant at the site of the former Smurfit-Stone

May 25, 2018 Read Full Article

One Commercial, Two Commercial, Three Commercial, Four: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Will Battle Between ‘Big Corn’ And ‘Big Oil’ Stall Next Generation Biofuels?

by Aaron Smith and Vincent Smith (Investor’s Business Daily)  … The most immediate impact of the RFS wars is to focus attention on corn ethanol and petroleum gasoline at the detriment of

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC. This time, the response has been to dither on biofuels and to point to reasonably dismal

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Research Shows How Genetics Can Contribute for Advances in 2G Ethanol Production

(FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO/EurekAlert!)  The study focused three fungi species which produce enzymes with application in biomass degradation; scientists in Brazil reveal how these substances

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Praj in Advanced Stage of Discussion to Set up Two 2nd Gen Ethanol Plants in EU

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times)  Pune-based PrajBSE -3.22 % Industries is in advanced stage of discussion to set up second generation ethanol plants in two counties of the European Union. Pramod

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

IndianOil to Start Production of Biomass-Based Ethanol

(Economic Times)  Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at village Baoli in Panipat district of Haryana. The

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor. Jet fuel deployment –

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Assured Offtake by OMCs to Boost Ethanol Supply

(Financial Express)  Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday emphasised the need for offtake guarantee by oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase ethanol supply for blending with fuel.  Speaking at a consultative workshop

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.  —  Building, in part, on the successes

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

New Documentary Shows How Biofuels Lobby Played Parliament

by Peter Teffer (EU Observer)  … The documentary tells the story of how the EU decided to embrace the use of biofuels, only to find out that it had not properly

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Method Makes Bioethanol from Waste — in Existing Plants

(Science Daily/University of Borås)  … Ramkumar Nair tells us that these research and pilots project where waste is used are called the second generation ethanol processes, whereas the current industrial production

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images of industrial-scale agriculture with cornstalks as far as the eye

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

  Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 10th Biofuels International Conference and Expo took place in Edinburgh this year. The conference was co-located with Bioenergy Insight 2017 conference which gave

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

MEP: ‘Sustainable’ Biofuels and E-Mobility Both Needed in Post-2020 EU Transport

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (Euractiv)  This article is part of our special report Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?. If the EU intends to meet its climate obligations under the Paris Agreement,

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Second Generation Transport Biofuels Can Play a Significant Role in Meeting UK Carbon Reduction Targets, Says Report

(Green Air Online)  A viable second generation liquid biofuel industry and market has a significant role in helping to meet UK long-term carbon reduction goals, particularly in sectors like aviation

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe

(nova-Institute) nova-Institute has published a finalised short version of its study into the sustainability of bioethanol from different feedstocks. To read the report, “A sustainability assessment of first and second

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

D3MAX Signs Contract for Design of First Commercial Plant

(BBI International/Biomass Magazine)  Last February, D3MAX LLC announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology to Ace Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin.

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Production of Bioethanol from Multiple Waste Streams of Rice Milling

LorenzoFavaro, et al. (Bioresource Technology)   Rice milling by-products are promising feedstocks for bioethanol. Starch-rich residues were efficiently fermented by two engineered amylolytic yeast.  Rice husk, composed by lignocellulose, was pre-treated with

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Don’t Change Horses in the Middle of the River

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  We were disappointed, but not surprised, to see Mike McAdams and his members come out in support of changes to the Renewable Fuel

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Drive Innovation

by Wesley K. Clark (Denver Post) … It is no accident that spikes in the cost of fuel have become further and farther between, despite near ceaseless turmoil in many regions

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Will the 2040 Ban Mean the End of Biofuels?

by Raffaella Ocone (Heriot-Watt University/The Eidenburgh Reporter)    Does the 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars mean the death of biofuels?  —  One question that arises from the announcement by

July 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Report Calls for Cap on Biofuels Crops Grown by Farmers

(FG Insight)  A new report commissioned by the Government has called for a cap on the amount of crops which can be grown for biofuels to avoid inadvertently increasing greenhouse

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Major New UK Report Argues Biofuels, Especially Second Generation, Are Needed to Mitigate Climate Change

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county’s government. Second generation biofuels, made from wastes

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Producer Sees Boost from Plant Waste

by Joe Leahy (Folha de S.Paulo/”Financial Times”)  Raízen Energia, Brazil’s largest producer of sugar cane ethanol, is planning to scale up production at a new “second-generation” biofuel plant, in a move

July 5, 2017 Read Full Article

FAO Official: Food-Based Biofuels Not Necessarily Bad

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV)  Brazil demonstrates that sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and ethanol for fuel without harming the environment or pushing up food prices, a senior official

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Larsen Arm LTHE Inks Pact with ICT to Build Ethanol Plants

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has signed an agreement with Institute of Chemical Technology to build ethanol plants based on indigenous technology. “Today, India is producing about

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels Show Environmental Sustainability Benefits

(Univeristy of Pittsburg/R&D Magazine)  Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol’s ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Second-Generation Biofuels Market Research Report 2017

(Qy Research Groups) In this report, the global Second-generation Biofuels market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Expert: Biofuels Tug-of-War Is an EU Invention

by  Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The conflict between second and first generation biofuels – depicted as good and bad for the environment – only exists in Brussels. In fact, it’s the

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Praj Celebrates Inauguration of Second-Generation Ethanol Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 7, Praj Industries Ltd. unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India,

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

In Jobs Push, PM Prioritises Solar Gear Manufacture, Drives Ethanol Blending

(The Hindu Business Line)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised that manufacturing of solar equipment should be given priority to drive employment generation.  In an official statement after a meeting

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels ‘More Cost-Effective’ than First-Generation Biofuels, New Study Suggests

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International) Investment in ethanol production from waste biomass could have great economic environmental benefits, according to a new study from researchers from the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Government to Formulate Policies on Ethanol, Methanol to Bring Down Crude Import Bill: Nitin Gadkari

(PTI/The Financial Express)  The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Govt to Set up First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery in Punjab

(Business Standard)  The foundation stone for India’s first second generation ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) at Bathinda in Punjab at a cost of Rs

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on the use of biofuels and their role in our current

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Denmark Leads Europe by Giving Green Light to 0.9% Advanced Biofuels Blending Target

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Denmark has agreed plans to implement a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation.  This news will provide a boost to

December 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

by Alexander A. Koukoulas0 (ANL Consultants LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … The pursuit of 2nd Gen fuels has been motivated by several factors including: their inherently low-cost, at least from a theoretical standpoint; their

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Finds People Are Willing to Pay More for New Biofuels

by Scott Weybright (Washington State University)  When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent

December 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A Bipartisan Opportunity to Move Forward on Biofuels Policy

by James H. Stock (The Hill)  … In establishing the 2017 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA finally passed a major RFS milestone that will allow moving beyond

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Play Central Role in Brazil’s Climate Goals

by Leticia Phillips (Ethanol Producer Magazine/UNICA)  UNICA spokesperson describes Brazil’s climate change strategy and its reliance on biofuels —  … Brazil’s INDC targets 37 percent lower emissions by 2025 compared

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional to advanced. Here below is a slide deck presented on the

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Answers to Your Questions about Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane and Ron Cascone (Biofuels Digest/NEXANT)  Recently, we held a popular webinar on Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, for which you can see the slides

September 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Indian Oil Inks MoU with Praj Industries for Development of 2G Ethanol

by Shine Jacob  (Business Standard)  Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants  — State-run Indian Oil Corporation has signed a pact with Pune-based Praj Industries to enter

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Praj to Be the First Indian Technology Provider to Launch Green Fund for 2G Ethanol Projects

(Praj/PR Newswire)   First Indian Technology Company to Partner in 2G Ethanol Projects Through Green Fund; To Facilitate ‘Farmer Centric Biomass Supply Model’;  To Provide Build, Operate & Maintain (BOM) Package for

August 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to deliberate on the production of second generation of ethanol. The

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  Southeast Asia could see a significant boost to its ethanol supply by using biomass as an alternative feedstock, an industry veteran said during the annual

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Helping Ethanol Producers Get the Most Out of Their Product

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) When margins matter most, strategies to ratchet up ethanol yield make good business sense.  —  In the ethanol production world, yield is king. Fluid Quip

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

RES-T-BIOPLANT: Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuel Production

(IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech Sells Large Batch of Sugarcane Bagasse for 2G Ethanol Testing

(Biofuels International)  Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane bagasse for scientific cellulosic ethanol technology testing. The EUnergyCane consortium

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

12th F.O. Lichts Sugar & Ethanol Brazil 2016: New Horizons for the Ethanol Industry in Brazil

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From 25 to 27 April 2016, renowned experts, entrepreneurs and government officials were

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Supports Development of $800m Bio-Energy Project

(Refining and Petrochemicals Energy Business Review)  Renewable Developments Australia (RDA) has secured $3m from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena)

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  UNCTAD’s first report on the state of biofuel technologies in 2007 highlighted a

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation biofuel Production (RES-T-BIOPLANT)

(IEA-RETD/IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group)

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food

by Nathan Collins (Pacific Standard)  Researchers combine ecological and economic models to examine the benefits of growing grass as fuel.

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Second-Generation Biofuels Can Reduce Emissions

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction

January 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Six-Year Study Suggests Perennial Crop Yields Can Compete with Corn Stover

by Mark E. Griffin (Wisconsin Energy Institute/University of Wisconsin)  A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, the European patents office has approved a Europe-wide patent forInKemia IUCT Group’s production

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil Pioneers the Rise of ‘Second Generation’ Biofuel

(Petro-Online.com)  The roads of Brazil are flooded with over 36 million cars. With over 60% of vehicles running on ethanol

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Spain Mandates 8.5% Biofuel Mix in Gasoline and Diesel by 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Spain approved a mandate for biofuels in its transportation sector with a target of blending at least

December 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance

December 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

DEINOVE Successfully Reaches 2G Bioethanol Pre-Industrial Scale in a 300-Liter Fermenter

(DEINOVE) DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals from non-food biomass with

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Call for Statement of Interest for South Africa Biofuels Technology Demonstration Programme Grant

(South Africa Department of Science and Technology)The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Research Facility Network Catalyses Europe’s Biomass Potential

(CORDIS/Phys.Org)  Completed in September 2015, the four-year BRISK project brought together 26 partners from across Europe – various academic and

November 18, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

RFS Crucial to Clean Energy Future

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With rapidly growing energy demands, our nation and others must invest in homegrown

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Study Shows Potential for Growth in Biofuels from Corn Stover

by Jessica Eise (Phys.Org)  Making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore,

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Climate Change: Challenges of Paris Conference

by Demetrio Bueno Carvalho (Astana Times)  … Referring to Brazilian experience, in the past 12 years the blending of ethanol with gasoline

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

DuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa, with a ceremony including Iowa Gov.

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Punjab to Become Bio-Refinery Leader in Next Two Years

(Punjab News Express)  The Progressive Punjab Investor Summit 2015 today culmination of yearlong efforts by Bikram Singh Majithia, Renewable Energy

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Corn Stalks: A Cure for Climate Change?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  … “This is one of the core technologies that we need to cut oil use

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Sen. Charles Grassley: It’s No Trick: Cellulosic Ethanol a Treat for Iowa Economy

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  (Ames Tribune)  … Iowa’s new cellulosic facility also will help dry up the crocodile tears spilled

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Nevada DuPont Facility Opening on Friday

by Grayson Schmidt (Ames Tribune)  … According to Plant Operations Manager Terraun Jones, the new facility will not only impact the

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Stems, Sticks Seen Driving Biofuel’s Next Expansion After 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The next generation of biofuels that don’t use food crops as a raw material

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

An Integrated Approach to Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Raizen Clinches Cellulose Ethanol Export Deals to Europe

by Marcelo Teixeira; by Reese Ewing  (London South East/Reuters)  Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Raizen secured deals to export cellulosic

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Second Generation Biofuels (Advanced Biofuels) Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Research, Demand And Forecast to 2020: Big Market Research

(Big Market Research/PR Newswire)   Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Taurus Energy and Partners in Tough Competition Awarded EU Financing for 2nd Generation Ethanol Project

(Taurus Energy)  The EU-Commission has awarded 20 million EURO in financing for the development of a strategically important 2nd generation

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Total La Mede Crude Refining to Cease: Update 3

(Argus) Total will cease crude refining at its loss-making 160,000 b/d La Mede refinery and convert it into a 500,000 t/yr

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Is Getting a Big Boost from Corn, for Now

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Cellulosic fuels offer economic, environmental, and national security benefits, but scaling-up the technology has proven

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Step Change for Screening Could Boost Biofuels

( Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening

March 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Outlook for Bioenergy 2015: What’s in Store for This Versatile Renewable Energy Feedstock?

by Jennifer Runyon (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   … Scott Chabina, a director with Carl Marks Advisors, is extremely bullish on the biofuels industry

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuels Market is Expected to Reach $23.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 – Allied Market Research

(Allied Market Research/PR Web)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Second Generation Biofuels – Size,

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

BNDES OKs $116M in Financing for Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Sao Paulo State

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved $223.38 in financing

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market Insights Survey

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week at ABLC Next, PwC’s Brian Carey, at the outset of the first commercial

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Tips for Biofuel Investment In Turbulent Times

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Insights were given by Mike Jerke, CEO, Guardian Energy Management LLC; Brian Kletscher, CEO/General Manager,

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Platts Webinar – European Road Fuels

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) Tim Worledge, the Associate Editorial Director of Platts Agriculture relayed some of the history

July 9, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Don't Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Developers of the First Cellulosic Plants Share Updates at FEW

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A week before the FEW, Enerkem Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its 10 MMgy

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at

May 6, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Why We Are Producing Biofuels

by  Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette)  In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

How to Make Cheaper Second-Gen Biofuel

by Thomas Anderson   (TGDaily)  Producing second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is environmetally friendly – but it is also

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

RPT-EU Policy Gap Choking off Next Generation Green Fuel-Industry

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * New research underlines benefits of new generation biofuel    * Commission 2030 policy outline omits

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

China New Energy Limited Agreement to Provide Specialist 2nd Cellulosic Generation Biofuel Technology

(China New Energy)  The Board of CNE (AIM:CNEL), the AIM quoted engineering and technology solutions provider to the bioenergy sector,

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

European Investment Bank Provides Loan for Second Generation Ethanol Project

(European Investment Bank/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Investment Bank is providing a €65 million loan to support the research and

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

More Customers Can Benefit From Ennovor's Premium Quality Sustainable Fuels Following $12m Cash Injection

(Ennovor/PR NewsWire)  Customers seeking premium quality, reliable and sustainable biofuels will have greater choice. This follows a $12m investment in expanding the

November 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Make Hay: The Global Bioenergy Mood

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To check on the current mood, we stopped in this week for a conversation with

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Land Availability Should Determine Biomass Use

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a paper published by the nova-Institute on agricultural feedstock use in industrial applications, efficiency and

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Who's Blocking 'Good' Ethanol?

by Craig Giammona  (CNN Money/Fortune)  Ethanol made from corn waste should be commercially available in 2014, but a fight in

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry Fighting Rising Tide of Skepticism

by Sandra I. Erwin  (National Defense Magazine)  …Although the Pentagon consumes just 1.5 percent of the nation’s fuel, biofuel investors and

May 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Clariant Looks to Biofuel Amid Disposals of Older Assets

by Andrew Noel (Bloomberg)  Clariant AG (CLN) said it’s prepared to take on a partner and help fund a second-generation

May 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Too Basic to Justify Binding EU 2030 Target: Oettinger

(Platts)  Biofuels are not advanced enough yet to justify a specific binding 2030 EU renewable transport target, EU Energy Commissioner

April 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Sugar & Ethanol Asia 2013” conference organized by F.O. Licht took place in

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Leaders to Support “Second Generation” Biofuels in All EU Transport Sectors

(Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  Involvement of policy makers and other industries, R&D programmes, financing, communications programmes for a cost-competitive and

February 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Europe Needs Stable Legal Framework for Biofuels to Prosper: Neste

by Sean Bartlett (Platts)  Europe needs a stable legal framework if biofuels research and development is to prosper, Neste Oil’s Executive

January 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Generation 1.5 Ethanol: The Bridge to Cellulosic Biofuels

by Philip W. Madson (Ethanol Across America)  …Considering the development path of Gen 1 to better understand the current state of

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA GAIN Report Outlines Status of Spain's Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The UDSA Foreign Agricultural Service recently published a Global Agricultural Information Network report outlining

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Non-Food Biofuels Target Needs New Investment -Shell Unit

(Reuters)  EU will need millions of tonnes of non-food biofuels to meet targets;   Investment incentives currently not enough Large new

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy: Not Just a Nice Idea

by Bruce Dale (Star Tribune) Commentaries: Considered in context, it’s clear that ethanol has an important role to play. A commentary

October 14, 2012 Read Full Article

EU U-Turn Spells Doom for Food-Based Biofuels Boom

by Nigel Hunt and Charlie Dunmore (Reuters)  European Union plans to cap the use of food-based biofuels are a major setback

September 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Representative Bob Filner Introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012, H.R. 6275

(Clean Energy Victory Bonds)  On August 2, Representative Bob Filner and 10 cosponsors introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act

August 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Better Plants for Biofuels

(MarketWire)  An article in F1000 Biology Reports (http://f1000.com/reports/biology) published today (May 2, 2012) argues that recent advances in knowledge mean

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Ethanol Processing Cost Prohibitive: Study

(PhysOrg)  Costs for second-generation ethanol processing, which will ease the stress on corn and sugarcane, are unlikely to be competitive

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Waste Management Invests in Fulcrum, Provides $70M Debt for First Commercial Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Waste Management announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy.  In

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuel on Cusp of Breakthough: DSM

by Aaron Gray-Block  (Reuters)  Dutch life sciences group DSM said the development of second-generation biofuels is nearing a major breakthrough

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Abengoa Announces DOE Offer of Conditional Commitment for $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee to Build Inaugural Biomass Plant in United States

(Abengoa/PR NewsWire)   Abengoa today announced that its subsidiary, Abengoa Bioenergy, has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

BCAP Helps Abengoa Solve Chicken-and-Egg Feedstock Issue

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With help from the USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Abengoa is on its way

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Looking Beyond the Fossil Age: Royal DSM Aims to Be in the Thick of the Race for Next Generation of Biofuels and Health-Care Materials

by William Lyons and Sten Stovall (Wall Street Journal)  …”We don’t realize it, but we are living in the fossil

August 1, 2011 Read Full Article

EdeniQ Signs Deal to Continue Cellunator Improvements

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EdeniQ Inc., which is developing technology to add cellulosic ethanol production capabilities to existing

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

12 Synthetic Biology Biofuel & Biochemical Companies to Watch

by Chris de Morsella (Green Economy Post)    A detailed review of 12 U.S. based synthetic biology, biofuel & biochemical companies that are

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Remarks by President Obama in Twitter Town Hall

(CBS3Springfield.com/The White House)   …Q Our next response from southwest Ohio, Mostlymoderate: “Cut subsidies to industries which are no longer

July 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Syngas Fermentation: The Third Pathway for Cellulosic Ethanol

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  …(T)here is a third, hybrid process which combines both biochemical and thermochemical elements, capturing the benefits of

June 8, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

The BIOLYFE Project Workshop on Sustainable Feedstock Sourcing June 7, 2011 Berlin, Germany

  The BIOLYFE Project Workshop on Sustainable Feedstock Sourcing   June 7, 2011   Berlin, Germany

(BIOLYFE)   The BIOLYFE project aims at improving critical steps of the second generation bioethanol production process and at demonstrating

May 12, 2011 Read Full Article

TMO Renewables Enters Joint Testing Programmes in China

(TMO Renewables)  Leading Chinese corporations, COFCO and CNOOC, select TMO as second generation ethanol technology partner TMO Renewables Ltd, a

May 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Europe's Biofuel Dispute Splits the Industry

by Pete Harrison  (Reuters)  A divisive European debate over the green credentials of biofuels has stalled investment and threatens the

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

China Set to Increase Use of Biofuels

by Wang Xiaotian   (China Daily) The nation has plans to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 45 percent by 2020

May 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Nation Urged to Hike Ethanol Production

by Bao Chang (China Daily)  New process uses bio-waste instead of grains to make gasoline additive China should boost its

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Key Players: Advanced Biofuels

by David Beattie (Renewable Energy World Magazine)   …Importantly, and what sets these latest fuels apart from their first-generation predecessors,

April 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil’s BNDES Bank Offers $1 Billion to Ethanol R&D

(Forbes)  Brazil’s behemoth development bank, BNDES, offered $1 billion to the Brazilian Innovation Agency to fund research and development into

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

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