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DOE Announces $1.2 Million to Accelerate America's Carbon Dioxide Removal Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy) Twenty-four Semifinalists Selected for DOE Historic Carbon Dioxide Removal Purchase Prize Will Create a Just and Sustainable Framework for Scalable Carbon Management and Help Develop a Carbon Dioxide Purchasing Market to Encourage Technology Innovation -- As part of

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US Forest Service Funds Bioenergy, Pellet And Biochar Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The USDA’s Forest Service on May 14 awarded nearly $74 million to 171 projects through two grant programs that aim to create new markets for wood products and renewable energy from wood, and increase the capacity

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Carbon to Value Initiative Says 4th Cohort Is Open for Apps: Cohort I-III Companies Raised $410M in Follow-on Funding DEADLINE June 21, 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Massachusetts, New York and Texas, we received news that the Carbon to Value Initiative, a partnership of the Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (UFL), Greentown Labs, and Fraunhofer USA has opened the

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Haffner Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Haffner Energy’s expertise has been forged over more than 30 years of experience. 30 years’ experience designing, developing and bringing to market a pioneering, patented technology that produces clean fuels with a neutral-to-negative carbon footprint: biomass

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Collaboration for Carbon Neutrality: Swedish Companies Initiate Hydrogen and Biofuel Value Chain

(Boliden/Europa Wire) Boliden, Nevel, Skellefteå Kraft, and Sveaskog have entered a letter of intent to conduct a feasibility study for establishing a hydrogen and biofuel value chain in Västerbotten, Sweden, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions, particularly at the Rönnskär

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Policy Push for Carbon Removal Credits Lures Finance, Aviation

by Peter Henderson, Susanna Twidale and Simon Jessop (Reuters) Regulators pushing to grow, standardise market; Market leader Puro sees 400,000 credits certified in 2024; Finance, aviation seen buyers as market broadens Demand for credits reflecting the engineered removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

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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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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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Biofuels Market Booms as Demand Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

by Felicity Bradstock (OilPrice.com)  - Biofuels, particularly those derived from waste and non-food crops, are gaining traction as a renewable energy source to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors like aviation and shipping. - The U.S. and India are leading the charge in biofuel

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Biomass Power Association Unveils Name Change: It’s Now American Biomass Energy Association (ABEA)

by Todd Humber (Canadian Biomass Magazine) The Biomass Power Association (BPA) has rebranded itself. Its new name is now the American Biomass Energy Association (ABEA). The organization, which has offices in Portland, Maine, and Washington, D.C., said the name change is effective

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Researchers Seek to Expand Supplies of Clean Aviation Fuels by Producing More from Agricultural Sources

by Tereza Pultarova (Horizon/Tech Xplore)  Professor David Chiaramonti is looking down at the ground to help resolve a problem up in the sky: airplanes' emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants. An expert in energy systems and power generation at the Polytechnic University of Turin

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Kore Infrastructure

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Kore’s carbon negative pyrolysis process represents a paradigm shift, offering businesses an environmentally and economically sustainable way to convert organic waste into renewable energy. This means more incentives to decarbonize, fewer landfills and incinerators, permanent carbon sequestration, and measurable

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Commission Welcomes Political Agreement on EU-Wide Certification Scheme for Carbon Removals

(European Commission)  The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the first EU-wide voluntary framework for the certification of high-quality carbon removals. This certification framework will boost innovative carbon removal technologies and carbon farming which contribute to the EU's

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to HEFA Based SAF Projects Utilizing Marginal Land

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A new Aviation Biofuel plant producing HEFA, and Production and test of HEFA in commercial flights in non-segregated mode are the focal points of this presentation by esteemed international researcher David Chiarimonti. The goal is to

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New Global Climate Restoration Fund Announces First Grant Cycle: Applications Open to Fund Environmental Impact Studies and Stakeholder Outreach DEADLINE June 1, 2024

(Climate Intervention Environmental Impact Fund)  The Climate Intervention Environmental Impact Fund (CIEIF; https://cieif.org/) is pleased to announce its first round of three $50,000 grants towards environmental impact analysis for climate restoration projects. The inaugural grantees are:  Arctic Reflections, bv – a Dutch start-up aimed

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New EU-funded FUELGAE Project Aims to Resurrect Algae as a Promising Source for Aviation Biofuels

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) Over a decade ago, algae was seen as a very promising biomass for producing jet biofuel and a number of high-profile startups attracted big-name investors. In 2009, Continental Airlines flew the United States’ first-ever commercial jet

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Reaching high is something Mercurius is familiar with, especially with their REACH technology. Standing for renewable, acid-hydrolysis, condensation, hydrotreating, their REACH technology works at low temperature, low pressure and enzyme free. Drop-in hydrocarbon jet fuel and

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World first: The First CO2-Negative Biofuel Comes from Germany

(ChemEurope) Start-up Carbon Farming Germany revolutionizes fuel production with BeyondZero -- Carbon Farming Germany has made groundbreaking progress in sustainable fuel production and developed BeyondZero, the world's first CO2-negative biofuel. BeyondZero is the result of an innovative combination of biogas production and carbon storage

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Yerrawa Circular Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Yerrawa is a contender in  the quest to convert other waste materials such as non-cellulosic biowaste, plastics and fossil organic materials into valuable green products without the emission of greenhouse gasses like CO2, CH4, NOx, and/or

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Hydrogen and H2 Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) H2 Energy Group’s first major project in collaboration with Redding Rancheria is building a Green Hydrogen Corridor along I-5, aiming for a production cost of $1.50 using biomass as a source. H2EG CEO Jim McGinley presented

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West Biofuels Secures $4 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels/EIN Presswire) CAL FIRE Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Rural Economies  --  Today (December 20, 2023), West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $4 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Business and Workforce

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Ontario Names Funding Recipients of Forest Biomass Program

(Government of Ontario, Canada) The Ontario government is investing more than $1.5 million in 15 research, innovation and modernization initiatives that will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefit of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products,

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Standard Gas and Topsoe to Collaborate on UK-Based Renewable Natural Gas and Methanol Project

(Standard Gas) Standard Gas and Denmark’s Topsoe A/S have agreed to collaborate on a UK-based project to produce renewable natural gas and methanol from residual waste feedstocks. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Danish group to

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Less Waste, More Energy (Kore Infrastructure)

(Climate Now)  ... Steve Wirtel, the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Kore Infrastructure, joined Climate Now to explain how Kore’s biomass thermal conversion (slow pyrolysis) process can be used to dispose of organic waste, sequester carbon and generate energy.

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Pyrolysis of cigarette butts as a sustainable strategy to recover triacetin for low-cost and efficient biodiesel production

by Samy Yousef, Justas Eimontas, Kęstutis Zakarauskas, and Nerijus Striūgas (Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis)  The high cost of biodiesel production is the main barrier to its commercialization. Addition of triacetin as an oxygenated additive to biodiesel is one of the most profitable solutions to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to BDNE and the Circular Carbon Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BDNE was formed In 2019 to commercialize proprietary Biofine technology and is the exclusive Licensee of the IP Portfolio for the Northeast Region. This is a patented continuous chemical conversion process, enabling the economic production of

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LanzaJet, British Airways, and Nova Pangaea Technologies' "Project Speedbird" Wins $11.2M Government Funding, Helping to Move Aviation Industry Closer to Global Decarbonization Goals

(LanzaJet)  Project Speedbird – a partnership between LanzaJet, British Airways, and Nova Pangaea Technologies – has secured a total of $11.2M (£9 million) from the Government's Advanced Fuels Fund (AFF) competition. Project Speedbird – a joint partnership between LanzaJet, British Airways (BA), and

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The Hydrogen Economy: Making Green Steel Achievable

by Daren E. Daugaard (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ...  Steel and iron production ranks first in total global CO2 emissions at 8% and second in overall energy consumption.  The industry must pivot aggressively and innovatively to meet modern challenges regarding emission prescribed

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Scaling Up Speakers Talk Bioeconomy Successes, Gaps in Canada

by Marie Church (Canadian Biomass Magazine)  ... The global bioeconomy is rapidly progressing and while Canada has seen some bright advancements, there are glaring gaps to fill if we want to be among the front runners. Scaling Up, an annual bioeconomy

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Needs Sustainable Agriculture, and SusAg Is Accelerating

by y Mike Sticklen (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Corn-ethanol’s current average carbon intensity is 50 gCO2e/MJ ethanol which is one-half of gasoline carbon intensity of  100 gCO2e/MJ gasoline.  The ethanol industry has committed to net-zero carbon intensity by 2040 and a

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Biohydrogen: Affordable, Green and Yet Overlooked

(European Biogas Association)  The European Biogas Association, in collaboration with biogas experts, is launching a white paper on the sustainability, affordability and accessibility of biohydrogen to support its production and use in Europe. Alongside biogas and biomethane, biohydrogen will be key

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $18.6 Million to Support Production of Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $18.6 million in funding for eight university and industry projects to develop biomass feedstocks to produce affordable biofuels and bioproducts that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Located in eight states, the

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Kore Infrastructure

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Kore boldly describes its carbon negative pyrolysis process as “a paradigm shift, offering businesses an environmentally and economically sustainable way to convert organic waste into renewable energy. This means more incentives to decarbonize, fewer landfills and

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U.K. Policy Paper Biomass Strategy 2023

(U.K. Department for Energy Security and Net Zero) This strategy sets out the role sustainable biomass can play in reaching net zero, what government is doing to enable that objective, and where further action is needed. Biomass is a versatile resource and can

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Taming the Wildfires: Kore, Tule River in Carbon-Negative Biohydrogen Project Using California’s Deadwood

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... They call this kind of wood “non-merchantable”, and this project will remove and process 48 tons per day of them, from the 57,000 acres of Sierra Nevada Forest managed by Tule River, which is also

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BC Biocarbon, Dunkley Lumber Ltd. to Build New Biorefinery in Carrot River, Sask.

(Canadian Biomass) A new joint venture between BC Biocarbon and Dunkley Lumber Ltd. will see the construction of a first-of-its-kind biorefinery in Carrot River, Sask. Natural Resources Canada announced a $10-million contribution to the joint venture, BioLesna Carbon Technologies LP, through the

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International Biochar Initiative Biochar Field Days --- June 22-23, 2023 --- Canandaigua, NY

The registration for IBI Biochar Academy two-day session on agricultural uses of biochar is now open! The Deadline to register is June 9th, 2023. Interest in biochar continues to grow among the agriculture community but many questions remain. These field day

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The Pathways to Biofuels: A Survey of Why We Should Stop Fretting

byMichael Barnard (CleanTechnica) We have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact. ... And in this future world of

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SPIE and C-Green Develop a Modular Plant for the Processing of Sewage Sludge into Biofuel

(Port of Rotterdam)  SPIE Netherlands and C-Green are collaborating on the first Dutch modular plant to convert sewage sludge into biofuel. The innovative system – developed by C-Green – converts wet biomass (sludge) into the dry product hydrochar in an energy-efficient

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Frontier Buyers Sign First $53M in Offtake Agreements with Charm Industrial

(Frontier)  • Charm Industrial will remove 112,000 tons of CO₂ between 2024 and 2030 on behalf of Frontier buyers. Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) could support gigatons of CO₂ removal per year, offering a promising path to permanent carbon

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XFuel Secures ISCC Certification for Its Sustainable Drop-in Fuels Plant

(XFuel)  XFuel, a producer of sustainable drop-in fuels and carbon removal, has been awarded  both, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU and ISCC Plus, allowing the company to produce low- and zero-carbon fuel according to strict sustainability criteria including

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What Is the Long-Term Demand for Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels and Feedstocks?

by Charles Forsberg (Applied Energy) Liquid hydrocarbons made from crude oil serve many functions: (1) a dense, easy-to-store, easy-to-transport energy source, (2) a method for daily-to-seasonal energy storage, (3) a chemical feedstock, (4) a chemical reducing agent and (5) a

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Doris to Provide XFuel with FEED Support for Modular Biobased Diesel Facilities

(XFuel/Biobased Diesel Daily)  XFuel announced April 25 it has engaged engineering, advisory and project-management firm Doris to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) support for its modular energy-conversion facilities. Doris will support XFuel’s in-house engineering team to scale up facilities that

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Rep. Schrier Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Aid Biofuel Research and Development

by Adrian Cortez (Office of Rep. Kim Schrier D-WA/Quad City Herald)   U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Biochar Research Network Act of 2023 to increase research funding for biochar on March 21. Biochar is a charcoal-like product created by

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Taking a Diverse Approach Is Key to Carbon Removal, Says New Study

by Brendan Bane (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.org)  Diversification reduces risk. That's the spirit of one key takeaway from a new study led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The effective path to limiting global warming

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Old Christmas Trees Could Be Recycled into Renewable Fuels and Other Useful Products

by Loukia Papadopoulos (Interesting Engineering) A new study is finding that pine needles from discarded Christmas trees could be used to produce renewable fuels and value-added chemicals using only water as a solvent, according to a press release by the University of Sheffield

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British Airways Offers Customers the Option of Carbon Removals to Address Their Travel Footprint

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online)  Following the recent launch of British Airways’ CO2llaborate online platform that enables customers to address the carbon footprint of their flights through the purchase of carbon offsets and/or sustainable aviation fuel, a new third option

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New Study Confirms: Bioenergy from Forest Residues Has Significant Positive Impact on Climate Change Mitigation

(Bioenergy Europe) The preliminary results of a recent study show that the utilisation of forest residues for bioenergy will have a positive climate effect until 2050.  The report takes into account the fact that these residues would otherwise be left

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Ontario and Canada Investing in Clean Energy Production Using Forest Biomass

(Ontario Department of Natural Resources and Forestry) Funding will help establish Canada’s only renewable natural gas facility to exclusively use woody by-products -- The governments of Ontario and Canada are investing more than $11.3 million to expand CHAR Technologies’ facility

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Biochar for Energy Storage Applications

by Kent Goeking (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biochar is the charcoal-like carbon product obtained when biomass is heated in an oxygen deficient environment, i.e. pyrolysis. Biochar is well known for its agriculture amendment value for increasing crop yields, and as a

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$1 Million Awarded to Minority Serving Institutions for Bioenergy Research

(U.S. Department of Energy) Three projects have been selected for funding under a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) interagency agreement with the Minority Serving Institution STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC). DOE has leveraged the interagency agreement to reduce barriers to entry for

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Flinders Shire Exploring Project to Convert Woody Weeds into Renewable Fuel

(Flinders Shire) Flinders Shire Council in North Queensland today announced it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Frontier Impact Group to investigate a project to harvest and convert woody weeds into renewable fuel and other valuable byproducts. Flinders Shire CEO, Mr

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Podcasts: 20 Minutes with Leon & ...

(BEES) 20 Minutes with Leon is THE Rendez-vous with the experts on bioenergy, bioeconomy and carbon removal. Each week from November 2022, Leon the Bio360 Expo mascot, welcomes an international expert who shares their knowledge and vision of the transition

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British Airways, LanzaJet and Nova Pangaea Technologies Move One Step Closer to Large Scale Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the UK

(British Airways) • British Airways, LanzaJet and Nova Pangaea Technologies have signed an agreement that will accelerate Project Speedbird, an initiative created by the companies in 2021 to develop cost-effective sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for commercial use in the UK Project

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The Biochar Carbon Market 2022 : Two-Year-Old And Booming: A Genuine Opportunity

by Melissa Leung, Paul Ferguson et Suzanne Allaire (GECA Environnement et Accend)  GECA Environnement and Accend have joined forces to provide an overview of the burgeoning market for biochar carbon credits.​ The report is addressed to buyers, suppliers, investors and financiers. Our

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Bio360 Expo --- February 8-9, 2023 --- Nantes, France

(google translation) The detailed conference program for 2023 is currently being drawn up. It includes 6 courses with simultaneous French/English translation. Trade fair visitors have free access to all conferences. Below is an overview of the 6 tracks along with

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Miller-Meeks: Biochar: A Brighter Future

by Mariannette Miller-Meeks (The Iowa Torch) Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Biochar has the incredible potential to help sequester carbon in our agricultural economy and we must promote this innovative tool. --  Biochar is produced by burning forest or agricultural residue (organic material) at

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Grassley Introduces Bipartisan Biochar Research Network Act

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)) Bill seeks to explore agricultural, environmental benefits of biochar --  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was joined by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and

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SoCalGas: Kore Begins Commissioning of RNG, Hydrogen System

(Southern California Gas Co./Biomass Magazine) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that Kore Infrastructure has successfully begun testing and demonstrating its carbon-negative, waste-to-energy modular system at the utility's Los Angeles facility. The innovative technology is designed to divert organic waste from California landfills and convert it into

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Producing Biodiesel from Palm Kernel Shells

by Reginald Davey (AZO Materials)  A new paper appearing in the journal Environmental Research has explored the production of biodiesel from palm kernel shells, an agricultural waste stream. Scientists from Malaysia, Brunei, and Oman have contributed to the research. ... ... Palm

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Maybe This Time: Aries Clean Technologies Hits a Milestone in the Never-Ending Battle for a Great Biochar Business

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... You can finance a bioenergy project making gases and solids, so long as your gas is a solid stream, and, solidly sold, and your market for solids is liquid, and your liquidity is solid.

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Horizon Power and FutureEnergy Australia Explore Renewable Diesel Opportunities

(Horizon Power) Horizon Power executes Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FutureEnergy Australia to investigate renewable diesel opportunities in Western Australia; FutureEnergy Australia is an incorporated joint venture between Carnarvon Energy and Frontier Impact Group; A local zero emission, renewable diesel

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Miller-Meeks, Hinson, Ernst Support New Industry Producing Carbon-Negative Cellulosic Biofuels

(Ripon Advance News Service) U.S. Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Ashley Hinson (R-IA) joined U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and their Iowa Republican colleagues in urging the Biden administration to address two ongoing rulemaking processes that could end production of bio-oil,

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Biochar Teams Sweep 4 of 15 XPRIZE $1 Million Climate Innovation Awards

(U.S. Biochar Initiative/EIN Presswire) “It [Biochar] is being newly embraced as a true carbon removal solution at scale.”--Microsoft -- On Earth Day 2022, XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation announced the 15 milestone winners of $1,000,000 each to continue their work

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Inside Charm Industrial’s Big Bet on Corn Stalks for Carbon Removal

by James Temple (MIT Technology Review) The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove. In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from

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Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume 4, Production Technologies for Gaseous and Solid Biofuels

edited by Lalit Kumar Singh and Gaurav Chaudhary (Wiley) ... Biomass-based fuel production, or renewable fuels, are becoming increasingly important as a remedy for the increasing greenhouse effect, depleting oil reserves, and rising oil prices. Therefore, research on the production of

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Circa and Valmet Partner to Industrialise Biochemicals Production

(Circa)  Circa and Valmet have signed a Heads of Agreement to realise and optimise the Furacell™ production process at scale through the ReSolute project and future large-scale plants. Valmet will be the main process technology and equipment supplier, and actively contribute

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New Method Could Potentially Produce Hydrogen from Biogas for $2/kg

(Bioenergy Insight) California-based Kore has developed a new way to produce hydrogen from biogas. It claims the new method could potentially provide hydrogen for less than $2 per kg. “We produce biogas and biochar from biogenic feedstocks and the resulting biogas contains

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E3i to Partner with RPLN to Construct the First Waste to Diesel Plant in the Dominican Republic Using the E3i BioRefinery

(Energy3 International) The Dominican Government and Ridge Partners Linea Noroeste SA (RPLN) have signed the definitive contract for the installation of a plant which processes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into Combustible diesel.  The plant will accept MSW without the need for separation

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Solving Today’s Ag Challenges: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FFAR

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research builds public-private partnerships and funds pioneering research focusing on key challenge areas like next generation crops, soil health, advanced animal systems, sustainable water management, and more. Find out

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CALL FOR PAPERS 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy Conference --- August 8-11, 2022 --- Morgantown, WV DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

The 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy conference will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. The meeting will draw attention to biochar and bioenergy science, technology, and sustainability issues at local-to-global

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2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy Conference --- August 8-11, 2022 --- Morgantown, WV

The 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy conference will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. The meeting will draw attention to biochar and bioenergy science, technology, and sustainability issues at local-to-global

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A Focus on Pyrolysis Coproducts

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  CHAR Technologies builds its business case around flexibility in feedstock and outputs. -- With three projects in development, Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is poised for commercialization of its high-temperature pyrolysis (HTP) process, producing biocarbon and

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

(Iowa State University)  An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal, it was announced on

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Vow ASA: Builds Large Scale Pyrolysis Reactor to Meet Increased Demand for Advanced Carbon Products and CO2 Neutral Energy

(Vow ASA) Large and increasing demand from industry to decarbonise, recycle carbon, and to secure access to reliable and locally produced CO2 neutral energy, has motivated cleantech provider Vow ASA (“Vow” or the “Company”) to start building a large scale pyrolysis

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Ontario Launches Forest Biomass Action Plan

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Ontario government on March 28 finalized its Forest Biomass Action Plan, which promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new diverse ways, including low-carbon consumer products and renewable energy. A draft action plan was released

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Placer County Takes Another Look at Possible Bioenergy Project

(Placer County, California/Biomass Magazine) The Placer County Board of Supervisors on March 8 authorized staff to restart the feasibility evaluation for a biomass to energy facility in North Lake Tahoe. A plan for the project was initially approved in 2013, however

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Carnarvon Energy, Frontier Impact Group Structure Renewable Diesel JV as FutureEnergy Australia

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Digest) Carnarvon Energy Ltd. and Frontier Impact Group announced March 10 the official structuring of their 50/50 renewable diesel joint-venture business as FutureEnergy Australia. Last July, the company announced it would invest $2.6 million in seed capital

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Nova Pangaea Technologies Takes Next Step towards Plant Construction and Commercial Production

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK cleantech company at the heart of the drive to Net Zero, has started the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for its first commercial plant in the UK. The company, based in Redcar on Teesside,

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Scientists Extract Hydrogen from Banana Peels

by Anjana Nair (Bio Market Insights) ... An important candidate is hydrogen produced from organic waste, or “biomass” of plants and animals. Biomass absorbs, removes, and stores CO2 from the atmosphere, while biomass decomposition can also bring ways to negative

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Carbon Negative Biofuels Can Build Soil and Rural Prosperity

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

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Evaluating Opportunities for Resource Recovery in Waste Management

by Brooke Marten (Waste360)  Recent organic waste diversion regulations aim to reduce the environmental burden associated with landfilling this waste stream. Pyrolysis is a promising waste management strategy for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) that recognizes the

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Clean Energy Pioneer Stiesdal Starts up 'Stepping Stone' CO2-Negative Green Fuel Plant

by Darius Snieckus (ReCharge) Prototype of innovative technology that will produce e-fuel using a pyrolysis oven to avoid generating CO2 launched in Denmark, with 2MW model on near-horizon -- A prototype of a innovative plant that will produce green fuel using

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Recent Innovations in Turning Agricultural Waste into Biofuels

by Raj Shah and Amanda Loo (altenergymag.com/Koehler Instrument Company)  Wastes from fields and wastes from processing are the two kinds of agricultural wastes. Field wastes are present after harvesting crops and include stems, leaves, and stalks, and waste after processing

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Lawmakers from Both Parties Call for Investment in Ag as a Climate Solution

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Thirty lawmakers from both houses of Congress have written a letter urging House and Senate leadership to support an historic, long-term investment in farmers, ranchers and rural communities as a part of upcoming infrastructure and

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Frontline BioEnergy Delivers Plant Modules to Stine Seed Farms in Joint Pyrolysis Project

(Frontline Bioenergy)  On June 8th, Frontline BioEnergy delivered the final module of the Stine pyrolysis plant to the project site in Redfield, Iowa. The Stine pyrolysis project, a collaboration between Stine Seed Farms and Frontline BioEnergy, will transform biomass into biochar

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Carbon-Negative Bioplastic Made from Air, Invasive Plants Turned into Yoga Mats, Cultured Chicken Progress, Renewable Fiber Innovations, and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of July 2nd

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) We’ve covered food made from air here, but Germany-based company Made of Air has developed a bioplastic derived from burnt plant and forestry waste, or biochar, that can be used in many ways. So far, H&M’s sunglasses

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UK Government Selects 24 Project for Phase 1 of Direct Carbon Capture R&D Program

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the government has selected 24 projects for the first phase of its R&D challenge to find direct air carbon capture and greenhouse gas removal technologies, many of which are bio-based. From those projects,

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Meet the Startup Producing Oil to Fight Climate Change

by Emily Pontecorvo  (Grist)  How Charm Industrial became a go-to in Big Tech's mission to offset its carbon footprint.  --  ... The friends, all engineers by training, had designed a machine that could turn agricultural waste, like almond shells, into

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Biofuel Project Proposed in McFarland Would Bury Carbon from Ag Waste, Produce Alternative to Diesel

by John Cox (Bakersfield.com) An Iowa technology company has proposed a first-of-its-kind bioenergy project in McFarland that's expected to help cut a significant source of local air pollution while also reducing diesel emissions, burying carbon and employing about 50 local

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Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue

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Battle between Biochar & Activated Carbon: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The same yet different. That’s biochar and activated carbon – both are carbon-based porous material and are the active agent in a separation process, but they also have significant differences. Check out this illuminating slide

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Feedstock Development, Production, Management: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA’s Feedstock Innovations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From switchgrass, sorghum or sugarcane, feedstock development, genomics, and crops improvement abound with USDA’s help at the Biomass Research Center. Rob Mitchell, Research Leader and Research Agronomist at USDA ARS, shares all about the latest

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Nova Pangaea Technologies Reaches Operational Milestone and Looks to Expand

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Redcar based cleantech company, has reached a significant milestone in the technological validation of its first of a kind process to sustainably convert forestry and agricultural residues into sustainable biochemicals and biopolymers and drop-in

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8 Key Federal Resources Supporting Anaerobic Digestion

by Bill Hagy (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./ Biofuels Digest)  ... One of President Biden’s Clean Energy initiatives includes partnering with farmers, ranchers and businesses engaged in livestock production to implement environmentally sound agriculture practices and deploy methane digesters that generate new sources of

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Washington State University Pyrolysis and Biochar Publications

(U.S. Biochar Initiative) Visit this page for an index to a number of high quality biochar research reports and publications by the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR). Contents include: Integrated biochar research: A roadmap A Rapid Test

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A Muted Year for Biofuels M&A Activity: 2020 Review and Outlook

by Bruce Comer and Frank Kim (Ocean Park Advisors/Biofuels Digest)  COVID-19 further plagues the already challenged North American biofuels M&A market, while capital investments thrive. -- Biofuels merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America remained sluggish in 2020. For

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Getting to Neutral Carbon: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Drawdown

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s A.J. Simon shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 to look at the role that bioeconomy pathways play in drawing down CO2 from the atmosphere. From pathway selection, corn starch,

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An Explosion of Biochar Related Webinars!

by Kathleen Draper (United States Biochar Initiative) ...  This year, that void was filled to overflowing from many different organizations hosting a wide variety of biochar presentations, forums, and continuing education credit opportunities. Most of these are recorded presentations and are

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Brooks Announces $2 Million Grant for Biodiesel Facility in Crawford County

(Office of Pennsylvania Senator Michele Brooks R-50) Crawford Advanced Materials, LLC, comprised of both Homeland Fuels Company and Crawford Renewable Energy, was awarded $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to develop a biodiesel facility within the Keystone

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Improving the Performance of AD Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  Could biochar be the solution for AD plants with minor gas yields? 4CleanTech, a joint venture between Biogas Clapton and CleanTech Leasing, shares its findings.   After investing in an AD plant, the majority of operators are confronted with

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National Biochar Week --- December 7-11, 2020 --- ONLINE

This week will focus on "Biochar in the Real World". The development of the biochar industry has the capacity to be world-changing. National Biochar Week will spotlight the Uses, Implementation, and advance Biochar Markets. Tentative Schedule Dec. 7th: Topics will include an

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New Biochar Learning Center (BLC)

by Kelpie Wilson (US Biochar Initiative Newsletter) Biochar stories and research are found online everywhere now. That’s great, but how can you determine which information is most current and credible? Providing you with reliable answers is the goal of USBI’s new Biochar

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Advanced Biofuel Facility Gets Green Light in India

(Lanza Tech)  Distributed Approach Enables Local Production of Ethanol from Agricultural Residues  -- Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a leading Indian Refining company based in Mangalore, is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in the State of

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Greener Flights from Greener Fields - Using Aviation Biofuel

(European Commission)  Jet fuel from renewable sources holds the key to significantly reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EU-funded researchers have set out to boost Europe's production capacity, and are also developing a process that would leverage the growing of

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WEBINAR: Techno-Economic and Lifecycle Assessments of Biochar Production from Forest Residues --- September 24, 2020

his webinar is made possible through a partnership with the U.S. Biochar Initiative, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry, and USDA Forest Service Research and Development. Our presenter,Kamalakanta Sahoo is working as an Assistant Scientist at the Forest Product Laboratory (FPL). His

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Expert Q&A: Negative Emissions & Environmental Assessment Could Help Save the Planet

by Anthony J. Campanella (State University College at Buffalo/Planet Forward)  George Washington University recently hosted a daylong workshop for NGOs on carbon dioxide removal and negative emissions. ... One of the experts presenting at the event, Stanford University senior research scientist

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Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. Name First Round Startups of the $20 Million Climate Change Investment Initiative

(Exelon) The year two application process is now open for startup projects addressing climate change in Atlantic City, NJ, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE  --  The Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s largest generator of

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The NEGEM Project – Assessing the Realistic Potential of Carbon Dioxide Removal and Its Contribution to Achieving Climate Neutrality

(NEGEM)  ● Reducing GHG emissions continues to be the main priority in climate change mitigation, but carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere (CDR) is increasingly seen as a necessary supplement to traditional emission cuts.  ● The NEGEM project will quantify the

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Odia Scientist-Led Team Develops Tech for Producing Biofuel

by Sudhir Mishr (The Pioneer) The present scenario calls for production of biofuels using green technology.  The term biofuel is referred to as liquid or gaseous fuels that are predominantly produced from biomass. Biofuels are important because they can replace petroleum

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Macaúba as Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuels and More: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Soleá Oils and Bioproducts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Macaúba as a biofuel feedstock has lots to offer, like its high productivity per ton/hectare surpassing that of soy, sunflower, rapeseed, and palm oil, and that it can grow even on degraded land making it

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EPA Approves RFS Fuel Pathway for Biomass Gasification Project

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. EPA in May approved a fuel pathway under the Renewable Fuel Standard for a biomass gasification plant under development in McFarland, California, that will produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for sale into the transportation

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SUNY Cobleskill Gasifier Wins $5.8M Grant to Reduce Wildfires

by Johan Sheridan (News10)  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection awarded $5.8 million to the State University of New York at Cobleskill for its gasifier project, which turns combustible waste into a sustainable, clean-burning fuel. The grant supports creating a mobile

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The Latest Developments on Powering Our World with Grass, Twigs, and Other Green Waste

by Michael Timko (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Biofuels Digest)  ... But, the food left on our plates is energy dense, rich in starches, lipids, and other components, all begging to be made into biofuels. After years of development, bioenergy costs remain too

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Food and Market Waste–A Pathway to Sustainable Fuels and Waste Valorization

by Miloud Ouadi, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Lais Galileu Speranza, Hessam Jahangiri, Andreas Hornung (American Chemical Society) Food and market waste (FMW) is one of the most abundant unrecycled products which poses waste management issues and negative environmental impacts. Thermo-catalytic reforming

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Autothermal Pyrolysis: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Rethinking Thermochemical Processing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Iowa State University is working on fast pyrolysis, and Robert Brown, Director of the university’s Bioeconomy Institute looks at how their work is making us rethink thermochemical processing. By looking at autothermal pyrolysis, and more, Brown

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The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  --  ... Local press reports noted weather-related construction delays, a challenge to the plant’s environmental permits,

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It’s Time to Rebuild: Farmland as Critical Infrastructure

by Michael A. Fatigati (Vantaggio Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  ... We believe that one of our nation’s important natural resources, while protected in some ways, is being neglected to our peril and should be re-classified as infrastructure. This segment of infrastructure supplies

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“I Am Not Charcoal.” – Sincerely, Biochar: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On a recent Digest webinar, we heard all about biochar. The science. The markets. The technology. The results. The needs. And much more. If you missed The Digest’s webinar then check out the slides that cover

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Batteries from Trees, 3D Printing Developments, Canola Straw Cling Wrap, Biochar, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 2nd

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you really produce anode materials from trees? Stora Enso says absolutely yes! And they are investing a nice chunk of change to build a pilot plant for lignin-based battery materials. Ok, sounds great, but come

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WEBINAR: The Science of Biochar: The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape --- July 18, 2019

The science of Biochar is maturing and the marketplace is developing around proven crop responses. Climate disruption is driving many applications where the status quo is just not working any more.   With increased concern about rising carbon dioxide levels in

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Raised & Rooted Alt Protein, African Iron Superfood, Biological Biocide, Digital Agronomic Tools, CO2 Munching Microbe, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 4th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the U.S., it’s Independence Day and many folks are celebrating across the country, but it doesn’t mean the bioeconomy is taking a break. In fact, bioeconomy innovations, much like hamburgers and hot dogs across America,

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Who’s Down with TCP: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet Technologiesuses Thermal Conversion Process (TCP), a patented non-combustion technology which breaks down all organic materials by using heat, pressure and water to produce renewable diesel oil and other valuable co-products from waste. So let’s get

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Iowa State Researchers Studying Slow-Release Fertilizer to Feed Crops, Improve Water Quality

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have found one. Researchers looking to add value to biochar – a solid, porous co-product of heating corn

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Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy - Lessons Learned from Case Studies

by Marta Gomez San Juan, Anne Bogdanski and Olivier Dubois  (Food and Agricultural Organization) ... )T)his report offers lessons from 26 case studies of sustainable bioeconomy interventions from around the world and from a range of different sectors. The overall aim of the report is

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Experts Secure £200,000 from the Department for Transport for Research into Greener Travel

(Loughborough University)  Loughborough University has been awarded £200,000 for two projects which aim to make the transport sector more environmentally friendly.  Dr Jin Xuan, a Senior Lecturer in Low Carbon Processes, Dr Tanja Radu, a Lecturer in Water Engineering, and Dr Jonathan Wagner, a

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REACHing for the Stars: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius Biorefining is developing its novel REACH process, which converts cellulosic biomass to hydrocarbons in the renewable diesel, aviation, and marine fuel ranges. Valuable by-products include bio-char and a bio-plastic monomer, FDCA. REACH (Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating)

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Cellulosic Commercialization: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Douglas B. Rivers, PhD,from Sunflwr Consulting and a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting offers this illuminating overview and more READ MORE    

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Biochar Science and Market: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE, a technical expert in pyrolysis, biochar and activated carbon, and Gerald Kutney, PhD, a business expert in pyrolysis and biochar, and both members of Lee Enterprises Consulting offer this illuminating perspective on

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So Hot It’s on Fire!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochar-Based Activated Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  William Naylor, activated carbon expert of Naylor Consulting and member of Lee Enterprises Consulting offers this illuminating overview of biochar-based activated carbons, their advantages, and more. Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group with

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Christmas Trees to Paint and Sweeteners, Newly Discovered Protein, Hemp Beard Oils, Potato Waste Fiberboard, Biobased Outdoor Apparel and Cosmetics, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 10th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 10th. In today’s Digest, Christmas trees to paint and sweeteners, newly discovered protein, hemp beard

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New Study Touts Agricultural, Environmental Benefits of Biochar

(North Dakota State University/Phys.Org)  The many benefits of a biomass-made material called biochar are highlighted in a new publication in which Ghasideh Pourhashem, assistant professor at NDSU's Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials and Center for Sustainable Materials Science, is the

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Brain Regeneration, Data Storage with Biocomputers, Plastic from Waste Gases, Bamboo Diapers, Gene-Edited Wheat, Jackets from Bison Fluff : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 29th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 29th. ... #3 Munich researchers use algae to convert waste gas to carbon fiber In Germany, researchers

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Major Trump Administration Climate Report Says Damage Is ‘Intensifying across the Country’

by Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney (Washington Post)  Scientists are more certain than ever that climate change is already affecting the United States — and that it is going to be very expensive. The federal government on Friday released a long-awaited report with an unmistakable

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anaergia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anaergia is the world leader in solving waste problems by recovering energy, water, and fertilizer from virtually any waste stream. While Anaergia was built on the foundations of highly capable and experienced acquisitions, focused investments on

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Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

by Brad Plumer (New York Times)  ... A new study published on Wednesday, however, found that better management of forests, grasslands and soils in the United States could offset as much as 21 percent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. At

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Report on the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium at Auburn University

by Leyla Battista-Channell*  (Advanced Biofuels USA) Auburn, Alabama: Home to the Auburn tigers, the “loveliest village on the plains,” and this year’s host to the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium. Previously held at other universities, why Auburn University this year? The Biosystems

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‘Dirt Rich’ — The Importance of Biochar and Regenerative Systems for Soil Health

(Mercola) The creators of Dirt Rich are allowing for a full exclusive stream through October 12, 2018.  STORY AT-A-GLANCE An estimated 80 percent of soil carbon in heavily farmed areas has been lost due to destructive plowing, overgrazing and the use of carbon-depleting chemical

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United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference: “The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services” Stories from Stockholm to Virginia

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   My wife checked my fishing gear upon learning that I was attending the Biochar 2018 Conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Why? She thought I made up “biochar” and the conference as a way escape to

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Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course --- October 24-25, 2018 --- University Park, PA

Organized by: Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, with generous support from the Northeast Sun Grant program. About the Event Biochar and torrefied biomass represent two dramatic oportunities for energy and product development in the emerging bio-economy.  However,

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How Is CAAFI Engaging with Emerging Companies, and What Early-Stage Pathways Should SAJF Stakeholders Be Aware of?

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative) ... Feedstocks: The companies are pursuing various feedstock categories, including algae, cellulosics, lipids, sugars, oilseeds, tall oil residue, and sugars. Most of the companies were only pursuing one feedstock category, with only a couple continuing

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NCDA&CS Grant Supports Research of Biochar Combined with AD

(Appalachian State University/Biomass Magazine)  Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, along with Hei-Young Kim, research assistant in

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EU Backs Industrial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Project and Camelina Cultivation Research

(GreenAir Online)  A new EU-backed project has been launched to demonstrate the first industrial-scale production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe. The four-year BIO4A initiative will also investigate the potential of reclaiming dry marginal land at risk of

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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 high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:

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Clean Electricity Generation: Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone -- Biocoal Alternative Fuel for Power Production and Heating

(Clean Electricity Generation/PR Newswire)  At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal can be used as sustainable fuel in power plants and

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Advanced to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than 25 years.  Its technology has

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WEBINAR: Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit --- April 16, 2018

The Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit is a one-day, intensive conversation about the promise of upgrading biomass streams via torrefaction or the production of biochar and the markets that await the developers and producers who can scale-up and efficiently manufacture

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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 others being air, water, and petroleum and rubber), it is

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Diesel with 89% Lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet was founded in 2014 as a developer of a synthetic petroleum (SYNPET) business using its Thermal Conversion Process. TCP breaks down organic waste materials by using heat, pressure and water to produce oil and other co-products. SYNPET uses

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WEBINAR: Forestry Management and Biochar --- February 26, 2018

Maintaining and restoring forests while also reducing hazards can result in significant amounts of biomass.  Introducing biochar production in lieu of burning slash piles can offer both economic and environmental benefits.  Three researchers from the U.S. Forestry Service, Dr. Deb

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