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Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under, Canada-Style: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella, Canfor

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

New Test Method Supports Bio-Oil Stability

(ASTM Standardization News)  A new ASTM International test method will help determine the carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils. Carbonyls contribute to instability during storage and processing of bio-oils. “This new

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Accelerating Ag Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Agricultural Research Service

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. The researchers focused on the development of

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For those newer to the field, one of the problems of using biomass to make a fuel is that a carbohydrate contains around 53% oxygen

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Make Greener Biofuels

by Martin Høj (ScienceNordic/Phys.Org)  … The biological processes that transform biomass to alcohol yield a relatively low amount of energy, around 35 per cent of the potential energy stored within the biomass. So we

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioemergent Materials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Alternative Natural Rubber Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What would industrial progress be without natural rubber?” asks Rubber Journal Asia. “It’s hardly imaginable.” Listed as one of our four most important natural resources (the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Combined, guayule

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s Entirely About Character: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Characterizing Lignocellulosic Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why characterize biomass? Lignocellulosic biomass is a complex biopolymer and its properties vary depending on its species, growth environments and conversion processes. Characteristics of biomass provide valuable insights for biomass

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

(University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Better, Faster, Cheaper Bio-Oil: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fractionation and Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of bio-oil production, current technologies have low carbon retention in fuel range and high hydrogen consumption. The DOE is supporting a project led

February 14, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Slowed Corrode: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-Oils and Corrosion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The presence of significant concentrations of oxygen-bearing compounds, particularly carboxylic acids and other carbonyl-containing compounds, makes biomass derived oils corrosive to many common structural materials. So

February 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Drop-in Biofuels, More Please Sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Jumping Bio-Oil Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Improving hydrogen utilization and carbon recovery, as a pathway to higher efficiency bio-oil production using thermochemical process? That’s the focus for a project from RTI International

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Bilateral: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US-Brazil R&D in Thermochemical Bio Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Brazil Bilateral is a co-operative R&D effort between Brazil’s Petrobras and the US National renewable Energy Laboratory. It aims to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Top Cat: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

U Can’t Have Enuf H2: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen via Pyrolysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Microbes Help Turn Greek Yogurt Waste into Fuel

(Phys.Org/Cell Press)  Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities RFI Responses

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Responses to Request for Information DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities  …   In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) reached

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Two-Stage Catalytic Fast Hydropyrolysis of Biomass Produces Biofuel with Heating Value, Aromaticity Close to Gasoline

(Green Car Congress)  A team at the University of Connecticut Storrs reports on a two-stage catalytic fast hydropyrolysis process (CFHP) that produces a drop-in biofuel with heating value and aromaticity close

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Petite Poplars the Future of Biofuels? Studies Say Yes

by Michelle Ma (Phys.Org/University of Washington)  In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest’s best bets—the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

WSU, PNNL Convert Biofuel Waste into Commodity, Now Targeting Sewage Sludge

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and there are literally tons of wood waste left behind that

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Takin’ Out the Oxygen with Electro-Deoxygenation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate the techno‐economic feasibility of upgrading biomass derived pyrolysis oil using electro-deoxygenation process. A ceramic membrane

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Lignin Waste Modified for Industrial Bio-Oil Use

(Phys.Org/University of Borås)  Lignin, a waste product in biomass and ethanol production, now finds new value as bio-oil in new products. At the University of Borås, Sweden, a team of

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and Biomass-to-Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate solvent liquefaction as viable path to stable intermediates for subsequent upgrading to fuel blendstocks.

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Grant Funding Opportunity: Renewable Intermediate Fuel Production for Jet Fuel in Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector

The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and pre-commercial demonstration of fungible low carbon fuels synthesis by providing funding for innovative, pre-commercial low-carbon fuel production processes that result

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Identify Cheaper, Greener Biofuels Processing Catalyst

(Phys.Org/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen via Biomass Pyrolysis Aqueous Phase

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Deep Stabilization: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil Upgrading

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Within the ChemCatBio set of core catalysis projects lies Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading, which has as its goal “to develop cost competitive biofuels through catalytic stabilization

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Catalysis on a Hot Tin Roof: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the ChemCatBio Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy national

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Can’t Get No (Liquefaction): The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to Drop-in Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lysle Whitmer on behalf of an Iowa State-led group of researchers gave this illuminating overview of Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to Drop-in Fuels, at the 2017

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

A New Research and Innovation Project Will Foster Europe-Brazil Cooperation on Advanced Lignocellulosic Biofuels

(BECOOL/AltEnergyMag) A new Horizon 2020 project will foster cooperation between Europe and Brazil in the development of advanced biofuels from sustainable agricultural value chains, based on lignocellulosic biomass. Coordinated by

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last December , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

ORNL: Bacterial Boost for Biobased Fuels

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Find More Efficient Way to Make Oil from Dead Trees

(University of Washington/Biomass Magazine)  The mountain pine beetle has destroyed more than 40 million acres of forest in the western United States. That amounts to an area the size of

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under Goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The Justice League of Pyromaniax

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The High Lords of Pyrolysis travel under the unlikely cover identities of “George Huber” and “Robert Brown” — but we know them in their true

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. Two pyrolysis experts are

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. Two pyrolysis experts are

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Lowers Biofuel Costs Through Catalyst Regeneration and Vapor-Phase Upgrading

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This past June, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Particulate Solids Research, Inc. and Springs Fabrication, installed a recirculating regenerating riser

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Understanding Biofuel Standards

By Angela Fivga and Zsuzsa A. Mayer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  The analysis and standardization of biofuels are in constant development, therefore in many studies they follow a historic

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent for manufacturing jatropha-based bio-fuel and has already partnered with automotive

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Chevron’s Forgotten Biofuels Wonder-Tech Gets a Second Life at Iowa State

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may recall that The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter Waldman in 2013 published an expose on Chevron claiming that the company

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But so far, the company and its celebrity investors and directors such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and famed venture capitalist Vinod Khosla

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Early-Stage, Breakthrough Technologies: Biofuels, 10 of the Best

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

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Advances On-Farm Biofuel Production

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Farming)  USDA researchers demonstrated a mobile biofuel processing unit on a Montgomery County farm last week, moving the technology a step closer to commercial reality. “The

August 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications.

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Water Gunks up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

(Phys.Org) A jar of bio-oil, an alternate “crude oil” for transportation fuels currently made from petroleum, is created by first rapidly heating plant matter in a process called pyrolysis. Scientists then

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Multimillion-Dollar Funding for Commercial Waste-to-Biofuel Plants

(University of Sydney)  International paper waste and plastic recycling contracts signed for ground-breaking Australian technology.  —  It’s been a busy few days for Australian start-up Licella, whose innovative technology, developed

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Researcher Wins Grants to Support Woody Biomass-to-Biofuel Work

(University of Arkansas/Biomass Magazine)  University of Arkansas chemical engineering associate professor Jamie Hestekin has received two grants totaling $145,250 from

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing up Better Biofuel

by  Rosalie Marion Bliss (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …  Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have advanced

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Quebec, BioFuelNet Canada has partnered with Talk Energy Week to participate as panelists at

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Grants to 38 Student Teams for Innovative Sustainable Projects

(US Environmental Protection Agency/ForConstructionPros.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Requests Information on Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing Up Biofuel

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)   … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

17 Pyromaniax Changing the Energy Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … 17 — count them, 17 — different pyrolytic technology centers in the UK  … Tyre

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Partners with ExxonMobile to Advance Biofuel Research

(Michigan State University)  A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

WSU Tri-Cities Prof Receives Grant to Study High-Energy Biofuels

(Washington State University)  Hanwu Lei, Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor in biological systems engineering, was awarded a $494,000 grant

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems Posts Annual Meeting Presentations and Posters

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The meeting presentations are now available for download on the IBSS website: IBSS

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Can Algae Be the Next Biofuel?

by William Tucker (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The lure of the oceans has always had a special appeal for advocates of biofuel.

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Lab Discovery: Water Leads to Chemical that “Gunks Up” Biofuels Production

(US Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels,

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel

by Emil Venere (Purdue News)  Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method

November 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Hydrogen Wall: Looking at the Prospects for Drop-In Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think affordable, available, sustainable carbon is the biggest barrier to the growth of biofuels? Or,

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: NEWBio Webinar Report

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The June edition of the Northeast bioenergy webinar series by Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

June 13, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Fortum, UPM, Valmet Partner to Produce Advanced Biofuels

(Valmet Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Battelle Develops Mobile Technology to Produce Bio-Oil

(Battelle/Biomass Magazine)  Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Gives Southern Research Institute $925,000 for Bio-Oil Work

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  Southern Research Institute won a $925,000 energy award from the U.S. DOE to develop a

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Swedish Paper Mill Algae Project Gets Funding

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, Vinnova, has decided to invest four million Swedish kronor ($623,000

January 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Assessment of Transportation Fuels from Biomass Pyrolysis

by Diego Iribarren, Jens F. Peters, Javier Dufour  (Fuel/Science Direct)  This article evaluates the environmental performance of a biofuel production

January 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Investing in Biofuels and Biobased Intermediates

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  …What exactly are they? As the name suggests, they are products made from renewable sources

January 11, 2013 Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0000812: Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways(CHASE BIO-OIL PATHWAYS)

(US Department of Energy) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will address research and development (R&D) challenges that were identified at a

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

NREL and Johnson Matthey Announce Five-Year Collaboration on Biofuels

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Goal is to develop new catalysts to lower costs for producing biofuels The U.S. Department of

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Tick-Tick-Tick. Crude Oil from Algae in 60 Seconds, Really?

by Robert Rapier (Biobased Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  Researchers tout a process to make oil from algae biomass – is it

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0000796: RFI – Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE BIO-OIL PATHWAYS)

(US Department of Energy)  This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Engineering Microbes for Sustainable Manufacturing and Better Biofuels

by Ysabel Yates (Renewable Energy World)   …Using microbes to create useful products is nothing new. Humans have been doing

October 26, 2012 Read Full Article

The Pine Beetle Problem: Making Renewable Energy Lemonade from Biomass Lemons

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  …Armed with a $200,000 U.S.D.A. two-year research grant, Fernando Resende will start work on a

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The Dandelion Model: Two-Step Biofuels Technologies and the Emergence of Super-Refineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can local communities pyrolize their wastes and residues, to make renewable fuels and chemicals at

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See

June 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources,

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Announces Funding for ‘Bio-Oil’

(UPI)   The U.S. Energy Department said up to $15 million is available to help support nearly a dozen so-called bio-oil

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

The Distributed/Centralized BioProduction Approach: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts Are Possible Through the Significant Reduction of Biomass Transportation Costs

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Problem Definition:  The production of biofuels in the US is at a substantial roadblock.

March 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Two Become One for Bio-Oil Upgrade

(RSC Chemistry World News)  The development of a couple of new and improved catalysts for upgrading bio-oil is bringing this

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

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