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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

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

‘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

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

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

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

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

    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

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

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

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

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

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

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

June 25, 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

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

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

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

  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

April 11, 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

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,

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Forestry Management and Biochar — February 26, 2018

  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

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Company Official Shares Biofuel Plant Details

by Tina Alvey (The Register-Herald)  PPD of WV is putting together the final financial pieces of the puzzle, in hopes of breaking ground on its new biofuel plant near Sam Black

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Suggests Biochar Could Significantly Improve Anaerobic Digester Performance

(Bioenergy Insight)  In a paper by Texas A&M scientists, biochar shows potential for increasing efficiency of the anaerobic digestion of animal manure. Biochar is a charcoal material composed of agricultural by-products, including manure,

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Announces Grant Recipients

(North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: USBI Biochar 2018 — August 20-23, 2018 — Wilmington, DE DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  USBI Biochar 2018 — August 20-23, 2018 — Wilmington, DE    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2018

USBI Biochar 2018 is the largest event in North America dedicated to advancing the sustainable production and use of biochar through scientific and engineering research, policy development, field practice, and

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

The FBA Organizes a Series of Finnish Biochar Workshops, Posts Selected Presentations

(Suomenbiohiili.info)  … The 2nd Finnish Biochar Workshop was successfully held in Tampere on 4 December 2017, we had participants representing the whole Finnish biochar sector: companies, researchers and local municipalities.

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 17 for 2017

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements, innovations abounded, politics chaotic. Some companies shut down and disappeared

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

New Feedstocks, New Targets, New Processes: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Synthetic Petroleum: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Synpet Technologies is a Turkish-US company founded in 2014, which operates a 15 ton/day demonstration facility in Pasakoy, Turkey. The company developed its Thermal Conversion Process, which breaks down organic

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Unprecedented Insight into ‘Miraculous’ Biochar

(Bioenergy Insight)  …  Led by the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and involving researchers from the US Colorado State University, the new research published in the journal Nature Communications has provided

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar — October 30, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar   —    October 30, 2017

International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series  —  Research has shown that there are many synergies to be found integrating pyrolysis and gasification with anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. Carbonizing the anaerobic digested

October 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it diesel, methanol, butanol, or others. New approaches to the science

October 11, 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

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Nearly $20 Million To Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This second

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Bounding Maine: Top 10 Companies Targeting Maine’s Forest Resource for Higher-Value Apps

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But pulp and paper markets have taken big hits. Headlines have centered around damaged balance sheets that make it difficult to modernize or expand, mothballed

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Rising from the Ashes: Renewable Silica from Rice Husk Ash

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (E2IG Solutions/Biofuels Digest)  At 758.8 million tonnes (503.6 million tonnes, milled basis), world paddy production in 2017 would stand 0.8 percent, or 5.8 million tons, above a

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Synthesis Using Chicken Manure Biochar and Waste Cooking Oil

by Jong-MinJung, et al.  (Biosource Technology)  Biodiesel synthesis using chicken manure biochar.  Establish a green platform for producing biodiesel using chicken manure biochar. Enhanced yield of biodiesel using chicken manure biochar due

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications — July 25, 2017

  WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications   —   July 25, 2017

Biochar is made by applying heat to biomass in the absence of oxygen. Flame carbonization uses the flame itself to exclude oxygen. Flame carbonization methods can produce high quality biochar

July 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On 15th January, 2009, Sanga Moses travelled to his village in Uganda, in East Africa, to visit his mother.  It was a day that would change his

June 26, 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

Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  … As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better

May 23, 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

Interra and the Pursuit of Soil Magic via Affordable Biochar

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … The world of feedstocks is watching biochar very carefully these days, and for good reason. Although it might feel quite a long ways upstream from

May 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Old Town Mill Eyed for Full-Scale Plant to Turn Wood Pulp into Ingredient for Diesel, Jet Fuel

by Tux Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  ‘The biggest obstacle now is financing,’ says Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of Biofine Technology LLC, which is partnering with UMaine on a pilot plant at

May 4, 2017 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

Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?

by Steve Horn  (DeSmog) After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

BioChar’s Buzzing and Cool Planet’s $20M Cap Raise Is Feeding It

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna engineered

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods — March 27, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods   —   March 27, 2017

The soon to be released “Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods” provides procedures and guidelines to characterize biochar and the background for proposed analytical techniques. Lead editor, Dr. Balwant Singh, will highlight

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry

(Vega Biofuels)  Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTCPink:VGPR) announced today that it has signed a five year Agreement to provide the Company’s Biochar to legal cannabis growers in Alaska.  The state of

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process

(Bioenergy Insight)  US-based science and engineering centre Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts and enhance the process of anaerobic

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

ICM to Build Showcase Biorefinery Next to Its Kansas Headquarters

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ICM Inc. will build a new state-of-the-art biorefinery—dubbed ICM Element—next to its headquarters in Colwich, Kansas. The facility will showcase the company’s cutting-edge technologies. … Elements are

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The technology enhances the process of anaerobic digestion

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference–Biochar for Soil Biota and Biodiversity — October 15-19, 2017 — Nanjing, China DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference–Biochar for Soil Biota and Biodiversity   —   October 15-19, 2017   —  Nanjing, China    DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017

Call for abstract submission: Session 15, Biochar for Soil Biota and Biodiversity Scope and aim: Over the last 5 years, interests in biochar research and technology development as well as

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and POSTERS: Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications — August 20-25, 2017 — Alba, Italy DEADLINES: June 30, 2017 (posters)

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and POSTERS:  Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications — August 20-25, 2017 — Alba, Italy     DEADLINES:   June 30, 2017 (posters)

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines. The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications — August 20-25, 2017 — Alba, Italy

  Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications   —   August 20-25, 2017   —   Alba, Italy

When organic materials (woody or agricultural materials, organic residues, food waste, sewage sludge, digestate) are thermally decomposed in the absence of oxygen, one of the resulting products is biochar, a

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017

  WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions

January 3, 2017 0 comment 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

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

(Everglades Foundation)  The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event at the

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Production and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the industry is still working at building its myriad of potential

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

An Overview of the Current Biochar and Activated Carbon Markets

by Hugh McLaughlin (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biochar is an emerging market; growing rapidly, still in its infancy, but with gigaton market potential when we, as in humanity, start addressing the

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Biochar Improves Crop Growth, Climate

(PR & D – Public Relations for Research & Education/Biomass Magazine)  The use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility, especially in tropical regions, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. A

October 7, 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

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

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

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Partners with J.R. Simplot Company to Distribute Innovative Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ Product to Improve Soil Health

(Cool Planet)  Cool Planet is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest

April 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biochar 2016 — August 22-25, 2016 — Corvallis, OR

  Biochar 2016   —    August 22-25, 2016   —   Corvallis, OR

Over the last several years, researchers have helped open up many promising avenues for biochar market development in North America.

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Raises $9m to Commercialize Co2 Sequestering Biocarbon Soil Input

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunder News)  Cool Planet, the biocarbon and biofuel producer, has raised $9 million in extra funding to

February 11, 2016 Read Full Article

How Royal Dutch Shell and Other Companies Are Trying to Make Petroleum Products from Municipal Waste

by Hari Pulakkat (Times of India/The Economic Times)  …  Among the most advanced of the lot is Royal Dutch Shell,

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Thoughtful Planning Is Essential To Meet The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  …  Originally, along with energy security targets and diversifying U.S. fuel mix, the RFS was designed

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel

December 8, 2015 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

Biofuel Production Is Complex

by Len Calderone (Robotics Tomorrow/Altenergymag.com)  Introduction of biofuels is proceeding so quickly, that the environmental risks of biofuel production are

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… J. Larry Cox, President, Green Diesel & Electric

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We sell and develop renewable fuel and electric plants. Our focus at this point is

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

BEI, Iowa State to Study Carbon Negative Energy

by Robert Mills (Iowa State University)  Researchers from Iowa State University and the Bioeconomy Institute have been awarded nearly $2

August 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Cool Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Curious about this advanced pyrolysis-based manufacturer of renewable fuels and soil amendment, but need something

August 4, 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

World’s Largest Alternative & Renewable Fuels Consulting Group Announces Strategic Alliance with Zeton Inc

(Digital Journal/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds World Leader in Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication to Team of

July 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Robert E. Fogg, President/CEO/GM, Q-Team Tree Service

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … we are interested in using our 2,000+ annual tons of wood waste in the off-season

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Drive Your Car, Help Fight Climate Change? The New Biofuel that Claims to Be Carbon Negative

by Sarah Shemkus (The Guardian)  Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Capturing the Full and Unrealized Value of Biofuels — Market Mechanisms are Needed

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  During the past decade, production of biofuels has gained momentum largely due to policies and mandates aimed

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Australian Biomass Plant To Improve Soil, Sequester Carbon, & Produce Biofuel

by Ronald Brakels (CleanTechnica)  A $10 million dollar pilot biomass plant will be constructed in the Western Australian Capital of

March 9, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Barry Farquharson, CEO, Nova Green

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Nutrition products are edible, functional fibre, and diabetic safe sugars. Remnant becomes activated biochar, ultimately

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Vega Biofuels Named Key Player in Global Biochar Market Industry Analysis

(Vega Biofuels/Stock News Now/MarketWired)  Biochar Market to Be Valued at $572 Million by 2020.  VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (OTC PINK: VGPR)

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Solanbridge Group Announces Reseller Agreement With Vega Biofuels SLNX to Market Biochar in Canada, Jamaica, and South Central Asia

(Accesswire/Solanbridge Group)  Solanbridge Group Inc (OTC: SLNX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Reseller Agreement with Georgia-based

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Biochar: Low-Tech, Small-Scale Production Methods and Pathways to Larger-Scale Commercialization December 9, 2014 1:00PM ET

  WEBINAR:  Biochar: Low-Tech, Small-Scale Production Methods and Pathways to Larger-Scale Commercialization    December 9, 2014   1:00PM ET

Biomass is a battery where carbon dioxide and water are synthesized into cellulose by the sun. Energy, chemicals and charcoal

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Louisiana Biofuels Projects Help Spur Nationwide Green Jobs Growth

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)    Louisiana added 225 jobs in the biofuels industry during the third quarter, ranking alongside

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

4 minutes with…Wes Bolsen, Cool Planet, Strategic Partnerships

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … I would put the teeth back in RFS2, that actually had renewable fuel mandates with

November 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Takes Big Steps toward Scale for Waste-to-Gasoline, Soil Amendment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) USDA issues $91M loan guarantee conditional commit to Cool Planet.  Obama Administration back building of

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass

The University of Tennessee’s  Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems has published learning materials for students and professionals in their

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Cool Planet to Award Contract for $56 Million Biofuels Plant in Alexandria

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune )  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a Colorado energy startup that aims to turn woodchips and

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about the Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Bioproducts

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Students Present Research at Ethanol Conference

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Several University of Minnesota students are giving the ethanol industry a preview of their cutting-edge research in

August 7, 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

Hoke Refinery to Reopen Using Tobacco to Make Ethanol

by Matthew Burns (WRAL)   A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Of Auxins, Toxins and Raging Hormones: Does Biochar Really Work?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One of the latest entries is a study out of the UK’s University of Southampton,

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Webinar: IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling March 17, 2014 2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST

  Webinar:  IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling  March 17, 2014    2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST

The International Biochar Initiative is leading the international biochar community in the open, transparent and inclusive process of updating the IBI Biochar

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Breaks Ground on Commercial Facility

(Cool Planet/Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, has broken ground on

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

New Policy Paper Discusses Future of the Biochar Industry

(University of Northern British Columbia)  Biochar, a renewable charcoal-like product derived from burning organic matter in a high-temperature oxygen-limited kiln,

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientific Results Presented at 2013 ASA Annual Meeting Indicated: The Environmental Benefits of Biofuels Are Much More than We Had Thought

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The substitution of fossil fuels by advanced biofuels per se has a

December 31, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

2013 North American Biochar Symposium: Science, Passion and Practice

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros (Advanced Biofuels USA)*  Biochar is a black matter produced by pyrolysis of biomass (burned without

November 25, 2013 1 comment Read Full Article

Biochar Quiets Microbes, Including Some Plant Pathogens

by Jade Boyd (Rice University)  Synthetic biologists at Rice probe biochar’s impact on microbial signaling In the first study of

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Announces Commercial Trials of Biochar

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the launch of its trademarked Cool Terra biochar for

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Acritaz Greentech Taps Cool Planet System for Commercial Biorefineries in Malaysia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Cool Planet Energy Systems and Acritaz Greentech announced that they have signed an

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet for Biogasoline

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets and Fuels)  Vehicle in Ventura ‘Brings Us One Step Closer to Commercializing’ Camarillo, Calif.-based Cool Planet

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet to Invest $168M in Louisiana – Stealthy Biotechnology Heads for Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete Cool Planet story. What is it? Why transformational? What are the next steps?

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Whoops: Soils Can’t Lock Away Black Carbon or Biochar, Study Says.

by Tim Radford  (The Daily Climate)  Charcoal and other forms of black carbon do not, as previously thought, stay where

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Biochar Slashes Bioenergy Soil Emissions

by Tom Marshall (Planet Earth Online)  Adding charcoal to land used to grow bioenergy crops can greatly increase their overall

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Team Develops Sustainable Process for Wastewater Algae to Biocrude

(FIS.com)  A team at the University of Kansas has demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated wastewater algae-to-biocrude process using hydrothermal

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

New Initiative Equips Farmers to Combat Climate Change and Increase Food Security

(BusinessWire) Radio Lifeline, a non-profit based in the US, announces the launch of the Black Earth Project, a new initiative designed to help

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: North American Biochar Symposium 2013 October 13-16, 2013 Amherst, MA DEADLINE: March 4, 2013

  CALL FOR PAPERS: North American Biochar Symposium 2013  October 13-16, 2013    Amherst, MA   DEADLINE:  March 4, 2013

The symposium will be organized into the following tracks: Feedstocks and Technology, chaired by Hugh McLaughlin Benefits of Biochar, chaired by Kathleen Draper Scales,

January 23, 2013 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

North American Biochar Symposium 2013 October 13-16, 2013 Amherst, MA

  North American Biochar Symposium 2013  October 13-16, 2013    Amherst, MA

Building upon the progress made in previous USBI conferences, the 2013 NorthAmerican Biochar Symposium will be held in exactly one

October 23, 2012 Read Full Article

[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are Google, BP, Conoco, and GE investing? Is 3,000 gallons per acre of renewable

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Cool Planet BioFuels Announces Road Testing of Negative Carbon Gasoline Begins in California

(Cool Planet BioFuels/MarketWatch)  Cool Planet BioFuels announced today it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to

January 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Could Biomass Technology Help Commercialize Biochar?

by Robert Crowe (Renewable Energy World)  …Research shows biochar improves soil fertility, decreases water pollution and even mitigates heavy metals.

November 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Grass to Fuel: Study Aims to Grow Energy Crops on Marginal Lands

by Phil Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Researchers at Iowa State University have won a $25 million federal grant to figure

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Farms of the Future: Bio-oil, Biochar from Biomass

by Lance Nixon (Renewable Energy World)  Those pyrolysis plants would pass that crude “bio-oil” on to refineries elsewhere to be

July 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Packs A Power Punch

by Joan Melcher (BioCycle)  Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa State Hybrid Lab Combines Technologies to Make Biorenewable Fuels and Products

(Iowa State University)  Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Earthworm Avoidance of Biochar Can Be Mitigated by Wetting

by Dong Li, William C. Hockaday, Caroline A. Masiello and Pedro J.J. Alvarez (Science Direct)  Biochar has a great potential for enhancing soil fertility and

June 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Stevens Students Develop Cheaper, Greener, Alternative Energy Storage

(Stevens Institute of Technology)  Every year, the world consumes 15 Terrawatts of power. Since the amount of annual harvestable solar

June 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Project Wins $1 Million Competition

(University of Hawaii)  A two-pronged University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa project to advance the use of biofuels in the Islands

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research grants awarded to spur production of bioenergy and biobased

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Google Ventures Backs CoolPlanetBiofuels

(peHUB)  CoolPlanetBiofuels Gets Series B Funding from Google Ventures Imagine a world where fuel doesn’t have to be pumped, dug

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

GE Unit Invests in Biofuels Producer

by Candace Lombardi  (Green Tech)  GE subsidiary GE Energy Financial Services and North Bridge Venture Partners will invest $8 million in

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change

by  By Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, et al.  (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon (C)-rich solid formed by pyrolysis

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Keeneland Races Ahead on the Green

by Campbell Wood (Business Lexington)   Horse farm managers across the Bluegrass have their eyes on Keeneland’s proposed bio-fuel project. …

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Biochar as the New Black Gold

by Bill Hewitt  (Grist)  Imagine a system that can: (potentially) store billions of tons of carbon in soil for centuries;

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

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