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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 5, The Collapse

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 2011, KiOR raised $150 million in its June IPO, claiming that it was generating yields of 67 gallons per ton in its Demo unit

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biointermediates and U: A Potential Step Change in Advanced Biofuel Economics

by Antoine C. Schellinger (Biofuels Digest/ International Alliance Group)  … The EPA has performed lifecycle analysis on certain pathways and published them in the CFR as approved pathways. They are labeled

November 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Fulcrum BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Hard at Work in Hawaii

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, is known for its pristine beaches and dramatic mountain ranges. But Kauai is not

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

What To Do With Algae

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … So the process removes and processes about 25 tonnes of earth to obtain each gram of Pt, valued at about $35. It is a

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is considering that would allow conventional refineries to receive renewable fuel

October 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium Presentations Posted

(Bioenergy Deployment Consortium)  A successful BDC Fall Symposium was held in Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016.  A combination of Government Agency Directors and Sr. Advisors were joined by outstanding

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Ethanol Flex Fuel Rule/(REGS) Rule

(Fuel Marketer News)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their proposed rule for Ethanol Flex Fuel and Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. This proposal intends to provide

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program and other related fuel regulations to support market growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels in

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico Expands, Adding Another 33,000 Hectares of Jatropha

(PR Web)  Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan of Mexico is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Answers to Your Questions about Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy

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

September 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Refiners Revamp Operations as Renewable Fuel Costs Surge

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  …  The alternative is for merchant refiners to increase their ability to blend ethanol. PBF Energy is the latest refiner to take this

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro to Acquire Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

RTI International Awarded Project to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels

(RTI International)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded RTI International a project to support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce variable amounts of fuels or products.

August 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

MEGA-BIO and the Three Amigos: DOE Hands Out $11.3M — Who for, and Whyfor?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $11.3 million for three projects that support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that,

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 3, “You’ve Cooked the Books”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The company was beginning to hurtle towards an IPO. But the fuel yields were low; the fuel was not usable by their initial chosen downstream

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Breaks Ground on New 10 Million Gallon Advanced Biofuels Project in Quebec

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Ensyn announced ground-breaking on a new 10.5 million gallon biocrude project in Port-Cartier Quebec.  The facility, which will be 50% owned by Ensyn and will receive financing

July 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Battery and Biofuel Research Energized by New State-of-the Art Facility Down Under

by Niall Byrne (Renewable Energy World)  Ongoing research at the AINST, which is headquartered at the new AU $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub, could give us energy storage embedded in

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Dr. Mayfield on Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kate Sequeira produced this video interview with UCSD biology professor Stephen Mayfield for the San Diego Union Tribune. Dr. Mayfield has spent the past 25 years experimenting

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Manta Biofuel Awarded $1 Million from DOE

(Algae Industry Magazine) Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Digest reader writes: I’m looking to summarize the changes over the last 2-3 years in the biofuels market. Are you aware of any articles or

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility

by Jon Hernandez (CBC News)  New facility could produce up to 400,000 barrels of biocrude annually, says Canfor Pulp president  —  One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to

July 3, 2016 Read Full Article

ARENA Backs Australia’s 1st Biorefinery Lab

by Militsa Mancheva  (See News Renewables)  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said Thursday it will help finance Southern Oil Refining Pty Ltd’s (SOR) biocrude and biofuel test laboratory in the

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Water Gunks up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

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

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

IWB Week – End of Show Report

(IWBweek.com)  IWB Week was held at Stockholmsmässan 24-26 May, 2016. The three eventful days confirmed IWB Weeks´s status as the premier and most progressive meeting place for the wood biorefining

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Business Strategies for Transitioning the Bioeconomy to a Landscape with Long-Term Profitability

by Mahmood Ebadian (Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group/Biomass Supply Chain Consulting Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  …With specialization occurring in feedstock engineering, these new business entities will be well-positioned to produce multiple products

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department today announced up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing up Better Biofuel

by  Rosalie Marion Bliss (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …  Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have advanced a process to produce crude liquid fuel called “bio-oil” from

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Flying High with Algae

(James Cook University)  A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop in, Trip Out, Turn On: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Drop-In Fuels” Here below is the first slide deck presented on the day. We’ll have the remainder of

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP technology on up to 150 flights a day out of

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the low

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Powerful Crap: The Quest to Turn Smelly Sewage into Sweet Biodiesel

by David MacNeal (Ars Technica)  The facility smell? “That’s money,” Todd French says. “That’s what it smells like.” —  “By the time it gets here, David, it’s no longer my

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at ABLC 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham has received the 2016 Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy.  …  Commenting on the award, Jim Lane said

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

ARA Ships 100% Drop-In Biofuels for Navy Certification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, ARA completed the delivery of over 150,000 gallons of 100% drop-in jet and diesel fuel to fulfill its DLA/US Navy certification fuel contract,

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries,

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing Up Biofuel

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)   … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Are We There Yet? A Biofuel Refinery Update

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)   As oil prices plummet, are drop-in aviation biofuel refineries ever going to be built?  —  In September 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE), along

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Loan Guarantee Conditional Commitment to Build Georgia Biofuel Plant

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a conditional commitment for a $70 million loan guarantee to help build a cellulosic biorefinery in central Georgia. USDA is

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

by Frances White (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Three technologies — a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process to create biofuel from kelp and a hybrid device that

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for Its Renewable Gasoline

(Ensyn/Biomass Magazine)  Robert Graham, chairman of Ensyn Corp., is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. EPA for its renewable gasoline product,

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Still Algae, Still Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Muradel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Taking in algae, biomass and organic waste streams, Muradel is using Green2Black, a suite of state of the art harvesting, extraction and sub-critical water reactor

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-iIn Fuels at Scale, Construction in 2016: The Digest’s 8-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

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Partners with ExxonMobile to Advance Biofuel Research

(Michigan State University)  A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. David Kramer,

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at Double-Digit Rates, Says Lux Research Global biofuels capacity will grow

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Fulcrum BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel

September 8, 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 the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” —

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

UMD Program Approves 15 Technology Product Development Projects Teaming Maryland Companies With System Faculty — Four Aquaculture Projects Highlight Round

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute )  The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Improving Algal Biocrude from Hydrothermal Liquefaction

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Biocrude oil obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algae can be an energy-efficient replacement for the fossil crude oil normally used in the production of fuels.

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Taner Onoglu, Vice President, Altaca Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “ALTACA Enerji” is the leading technology company of Turkey focused on energy from waste. We

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  “renewable oil”; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change Global

May 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Fulcrum BioEnergy Awards Engineering, Procurement And Construction Contract To Abengoa

(Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.)  Fixed-Price Contract Guarantees Cost, Schedule and Plant Performance —  Launches Commercialization of Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Process for Converting

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Highlights Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Yields of 17-27% from Cellulosic Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Audi Produces Its First Batch Of E-Diesel

(TopSpeed.com)  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, carbon dioxide levels are at an 800,000-year high, but what if

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

An Evolutionary Metabolic Engineering Approach for Enhancing Lipogenesis in Yarrowia lipolytica

by Leqian Liu, Anny Pan, Caitlin Spofford, Nijia Zhou, Hal S. Alper (Metabolic Engineering)  Lipogenic organisms provide an ideal platform for

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Diversifying Products Creates New Opportunities

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Waste to Biogas and Clean Fuels Finance and Investment” summit provided a myriad

March 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Expectations

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

PNNL Awarded for Algal Biofuel Innovation

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Developing renewable fuel from wet algae is one of the latest innovations Richland, Washington-based Pacific Northwest National

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Mississippi Files Fraud Lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR

by Jeff Amy  (The Dispatch/Associated Press)  The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Indirect Land Use Change Go Away

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the specter of falling oil prices spooks the sector, here’s good news from the

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Muradel Launches Green Crude Demo Plant

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Where Are We with Algae Biofuels? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances  have brought the cost of algae biocrude

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

New Orleans Entrepreneur Pushing Technology to Chemically Manufacture Oil: Meet Our Reader Vote Winner

by Mark Waller (New Orleans Times Picayune) For Brandon Iglesias, there wasn’t a specific moment of revelation. Unlike some entrepreneurs, he

August 29, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

More Energy from a Litre of Biofuel

(University of Twente)  Catalyst developed at University of Twente helps achieve European 2020 objective Oil produced from biomass – such

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

ACORE Announces Submission of Comments on DOE's Biofuel Research and Development Pathways

(American Council On Renewable Energy)  Today (June 2, 2014), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Sapphire Develops NM Bio-Fuels Potential

By Alta LeCompte(Las Cruces Bulletin) On a tour Thursday, Jan. 23, of Sapphire Energy’s research and development facility in the West Mesa

April 3, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System April 3, 2014 New Orleans, LA

  Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System   April 3, 2014   New Orleans, LA

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Workshop on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel: A Review of Some Recent Developments

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Most of the oil that we drill out of the ground was formed by

March 4, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Long-Term Growth in Today’s 53.2 BGY Biofuel Market Will Be Led by Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks

by Andrew Soare (Lux Research, Inc.)  The 53.2 billion gallon biofuel industry has enjoyed capacity growth of 19.6% annually since

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop April 3, 2014 New Orleans, LA

  Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop     April 3, 2014   New Orleans, LA

The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop on

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications  Sapphire Energy, Inc.,

December 10, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

New Study: Algae Biofuel Cuts CO2 >50% vs. Petroleum

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and

September 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Product May Clean up Mine Tailings

by Julie Hare (The Australian)  Researchers from James Cook University are close to producing a low-cost biofuel extracted from seaweed that

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

New Frontiers: Now It’s Crude Oil from Algae that Is Being Tested

by Herman Wang (Platts/The Barrel) It’s hard to get excited over a producer making a scant 2 barrels/day of crude. But

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

The DABTAPE Imperative, and KiOR’s Fall from Equity Market Grace

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)   …KiOR’s fallen into the penalty box this week — it’s stock falling from a

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

(U.S. Department of Energy)  During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important

August 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: Who Got ‘Em, What’re They Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy,

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Rip up the Mortgage: Sapphire Energy Pays off USDA Loan Guarantee in Full

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire raises new round of equity, pays off USDA Loan Guarantee: “Sapphire Energy is very

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – Where Do They Stand?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels: Where We Should Be

by Fred Cannon (The Hill’s Congress Blog/KiOR)  More than one-third of the world’s total energy usage relies on liquid fuels

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

KiOR Now Shipping World’s First Cellulosic Diesel from Its First Commercial Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, KiOR announced the initial shipments of cellulosic diesel from its first commercial-scale facility

March 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy Enters Into A Commercial Agreement With Tesoro For Purchase Of Green Crude Oil

(Tucson News/Sapphire Energy)  Sapphire Achieves Major Milestone with Continuous Green Crude Oil Production Sapphire Energy, Inc., a leader in algae-based

March 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Announces Commissioning of Biomass-to-Biofuel Pilot Plant

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) In early March, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany announced the successful commissioning of

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Licella’s Fibre Fuels – Drop-In Biofuels, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is fibre fuel, how does it displace petroleum via supercritical technology, and what does

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Biowaste: Driving Fuels

by Mona-Maria Brinker & Roger Coombs (Waste Management World)  Rising prices, continued conflict in producing regions and the spectre of peak

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

The Compression Spread

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You’ve heard about the crack spread, and the crush spread — as means to value

February 8, 2013 Read Full Article

The Oilcane Boom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though building capacity globally, Solazyme’s operations in Brazil are getting traction fast – and raised

January 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Can KiOR Soar?

by Robert Rapier  (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  Last month KiOR announced the start of production of biocrude from their Columbus, Mississippi

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuel to Surge in 2013 After First U.S. Plants Open

by Andrew Herndon  (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Cellulosic biofuel companies will boost production almost 20-fold in 2013 as the first high-volume

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

State Incentives for Alternative-Fuel Projects Linked to Success and Failure

by Jeff Ayres  (Clarion Ledger)  Mississippi alternative-energy development projects that have received more than $400 million in state backing through loans,

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

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

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

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Gusher! KiOR Starts Production of US Cellulosic Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  500 ton per day wood biomass to biocrude plant commences oil production – the long

November 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Breakthrough: Quick Cook Method Turns Algae into Oil

(EurekAlert!/University of Michigan)  It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil.

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

E2 Report Projects Increased Advanced Biofuel Production

(Biomass Magazine)  A report published by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) demonstrates that the biofuel industry is well-positioned to meet increased demand

October 31, 2012 Read Full Article

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

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

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

RTI International to Build Energy Technology Development Facility to Support Biofuels Projects

(RTI)  RTI International began construction last week on a new 3,000-square-foot energy technology development facility on RTI’s main campus in

October 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Local Firm Using Seeds for Biofuel for Jets

by Randal Yakey (The News Herald)   Steve Baxley, the senior engineer at Applied Research Associates (ARA), stood Monday among

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Ensyn Heads for Brazil; Locks up $20M Investment, Alliance with Pulp Giant Fibria

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ensyn Corporation and Fibria Celulose announced the creation of a strategic alliance between the two

October 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Super-cali-thali-terpa-butyl-peta What? The Hockey-Stickin’, Flash-Mobbin’ Growth in Biobased Intermediates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The new trend in biofuels is not a biofuel at all – it’s an (usually

September 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy's Commercial Demonstration Algae-to-Energy Facility Now Operational

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August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Aemetis Announces Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuel Technology License Agreement With Chevron Lummus Global

(Business Wire/Aemetis)  Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process licensed by Aemetis to produce 100% drop-in renewable jet and diesel fuels from plant oils

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

UOP Now Producing Economic Bio Oil at 7 Locations

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  $45/bbl RTP bio oil from biomass, developed by Montreal based Ensyn Corporation, is now in

June 6, 2012 Read Full Article

OriginOil and Department of Energy to Develop Direct Conversion of Algae into Renewable Crude Oil for Existing Oil Refineries

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January 16, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, to Launch Algal Fuels R&D Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, the University of Georgia has teamed with the University of Puerto Rico to develop

December 28, 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

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May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Khosla-Backed Kior Ups Funding to $110M

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