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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Capabilities for MSW to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. The BFNUF is a congressionally designated, national

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Are First-Generation Biofuels Sustainable?

(World Bio Market Insights) The sustainability of first-generation biofuels have attracted controversy, with questions around their true emissions savings and their impacts on other environmental metrics like water pollution and water consumption.  We look at recent scientific evidence on whether and how

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global feedstock producers in shifting towards low carbon fuels, chemicals and materials — new technologies for yield, better soil and carbon practices, new crops and intermediates, and

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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Mobilizing Sustainable Biomass Feedstocks for Future Fuels and Chemicals

(Biofuture Platform) The CEM14/MI-8 Side Event on Mobilizing Sustainable Biomass Feedstocks was held on 19 July 2023. The Side Event was organized by the CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative and the Co-leads of the MI Integrated Biorefineries (India and Netherlands). The purpose

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Grown-Up Talk about Blue Hydrogen

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... What constitutes the hydrogen economy? According to most analysts, the hydrogen economy is “an economy that relies on hydrogen as the commercial fuel that would deliver a substantial fraction of a nation’s energy and

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Bio-SynDiesel and Bio-SynJet from EBTL and BETL Processes

by David J. Patterson and Gord Crawford (Expander Energy Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Expander’s Enhanced Biomass to Liquids (EBTL™) and Biomass Electrolysis to Liquids (BETL™) processes produce and combine hydrogen and carbon monoxide into paraffin carbon chains in the diesel boiling range to produce

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The Government’s Support for Biomass

(U.K. National Audit Office) Over the past two decades, government has provided more than £20bn of support to businesses using biomass in the power and heat sectors – a key part of its net zero ambitions. Yet government cannot currently demonstrate

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New Funding Available to Small Businesses for Clean Energy Research and Development DEADLINE February 2, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced new funding to small businesses for innovative clean energy technologies as part of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Eligible small businesses can apply to receive up to

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Greenbrier Valley Issued BDO Zone ‘AA’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) AA’ Rating to Unlock Underutilized Feedstock and Ignite Biobased Investment  -- The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone designation for woody biomass. The Greenbrier Valley BDO Zone

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Running On Refuse: NIFA Grant To Fund MSU Study Of Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuel

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  The future of fuel is practical, sustainable and green, and Mississippi State’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts is committed to discovering solutions that will power tomorrow’s fuels. El Barbary Hassan, department professor and scientist in the university’s Forest and

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Green Ammonia Could Decarbonize 60% of Global Shipping When Offered at Just 10 Regional Fuel Ports

(IOP Publishing) A study published today in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability has found that green ammonia could be used to fulfil the fuel demands of over 60% of global shipping by targeting just the top 10 regional fuel ports. Researchers

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Fidelis New Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Fidelis New Energy is an energy transition company driving decarbonization through infrastructure development and investments in renewable fuels, low or negative carbon intensity products, and carbon capture and storage through a growing portfolio of proprietary and

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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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Comstock Executes First Biorefinery Commercial Agreement

(Comstock) Preliminary Engineering Complete for 100,000 TPY Biointermediate Production at Pulp and Paper Facility  --   Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced execution of agreements with RenFuel K2B AB (“RenFuel”) to advance Comstock’s first commercial biorefinery, including an option

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Greenhill Energy Launches $425 Million Plans to Construct Australia's First Large Scale Integrated Waste-to-hydrogen Processing Facility in South Australia

(Greenhill Energy)  Greenhill Energy has launched their $425 million plans to build Australia’s first full integrated processing facility to convert landfill waste and sustainable biomass into high value products such as fertilisers and synthetic fuels, and into low-cost clean hydrogen for

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India on the Move: The Subcontinent Is Buzzing with Mobility, and Poised to Assume Leadership of the Global Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Part 1 of a Digest series on India’s projects, progress and emerging bioeconomy leadership. ...  India is vaulting into the leadership of the global bioeconomy. ... India has the first giant post-modern national economy. ... The Post-Modern Economy is different. It

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Linde

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (€26 billion). The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & energy, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Verde Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Verde Clean Fuels‘ pioneering technology ‘syngas-to-gasoline plus’ (STG+) turns waste feedstocks – namely biomass, municipal solid waste, and renewable natural gas – into gasoline or methanol. They estimate the advantage to the environment from deploying VCF renewable

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European Parliament Decides to Tighten CO2 Limits for Heavy Commercial Vehicles

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily)   The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) welcomed the Nov. 22 decision by the European Parliament to lower the CO2-emission limits for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. This decision

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize the Gulf Coast) What’s up with the Wonder from Down Under? Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments. How do they use water as the agent of change and turn biomass

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Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy: Report from Ottawa Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group

by Jim Lane (REenergize the Gulf Coast) In Ottawa, on the sidelines of the Jeff Passmore’s SCALING UP meeting, a coalition of the willing known as the Bold Goals Action Group refined and amended a series of 37 Bold Actions that must be

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Summit County, Utah BDO Zone Issued ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone)  Investment Grade Rating Expected to Drive Biomass Utilization -- Summit County and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of the Summit County BDO Zone. The BDO Zone stretches across a 40-mile drive radius from Wanship, Utah and stands as the inaugural

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HIF Global and Forico Team up to Deliver Australia's First eFuels Plant

(Forico)  HIF Global, the world’s leading eFuels company, today (November 27, 2023) announces a Memorandum of Understanding with Forico, Tasmania’s largest private forestry manager, to support development of Australia’s first eFuels production facility. The collaboration anticipates utilisation of a site at Forico’s

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Accelerating the Deployment of Biofuels Is Crucial to Decarbonize Global Transport Sectors

(IEA Bioenergy) There are major challenges to reach a climate neutral society by 2050, as expressed in IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 roadmap. Among different sectors, transport is proving to be a very difficult sector to decarbonize. It implies moving away

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BioFuelCircle CEO Calls for Swift Carbon Credit Policy to Boost India's Biofuel

(Economic Times Energy World)  "Rolling out of carbon credits and green credits mechanisms as early as possible for conversion from fossil fuel to green fuel, I think could be a great policy initiative and support for this transition to biofuels," said Baxi in an

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Biofuel Is Good, But Could It Be Great?

by Treena Hein (Seed World) As demand rises for biofuels, plant breeders are working hard to increase biofuel feedstocks’ productivity and biofuel’s sustainability.  -- ... (I)nfrastructure development and plant breeders’ efforts during the past decade have put biofuels on the map in

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SunGas Renewables Selected to Supply Green Methanol for New Hydrogen and E-Methanol Facility in Australia

(SunGas Renewables)  The $1.4 billion green hydrogen and methanol project at Bell Bay is expected to produce 300,000 tonnes of green methane per year -- SunGas Renewables today announced it has been selected by Australian green hydrogen and methanol project developer, ABEL Energy, to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Origin Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Origin is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company. The Origin platform turns the carbon found in biomass into useful materials, while eliminating the need for fossil resources and capturing carbon in the process. Origin Co-CEO

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Honeywell UOP creates new technologies that convert oil and natural gas into transportation fuels, energy and petrochemicals. UOP has a century-long record leading technology development for the oil and gas industry UOP technology makes more than

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Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy: Findings from the Bold Goals Action Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In San Francisco on the sidelines of the ABLC NEXT 2023 meeting, a coalition of the willing called the Bold Goals Action Group outlined a series of 31 Bold Actions that must be taken by industry

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Ireland Must Immediately Activate Bioenergy’s Essential Role in Emissions Reduction and Achieving Renewable Energy Targets

(Irish Bioenergy Association)  ... Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy globally. Today’s national bioenergy conference is focusing on the need to accelerate the uptake of bioenergy’s recognition in both policy and technology deployment in Ireland.  Solid biomass, biogas/biomethane,

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Comstock Fuels Completes All Validation Milestones

(Comstock/Globe Newswire)  Executes Exclusive License for Proven Refining Process --  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced completion of all milestones required for the scale-up of its proprietary lignocellulosic biomass refining process, culminating in the execution by its wholly

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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Working Group of Knowledge Management Programme: Results of the Second Meeting at SAF Platform

(UABIO)  We share the results of the second meeting within the project “Ukraine Sustainable Bioenergy Value Chain Innovation – Knowledge Management Programme” with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This stage of the project

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion For America’s First Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Driving Clean Manufacturing and Delivering New Economic Opportunities Nationwide

(U.S. Department of Energy) President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Drives $50 Billion in Public-Private Sector Investment to Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy; Seven Clean Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Tens of Thousands of High-Quality Jobs, Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Security, and

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Reps Urge NNPC to Revisit Biomass Ethanol Project

by Femi Ogunshola  (News Diary) The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) to revisit the Biomass Ethanol Project abandoned in Benue State. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Sekav Iyortyom (APC-Benue) during

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AAFC Agri-Science Program Announces $5.3M to BioFuelNet: Research Focuses Heavily on the Application of Innovative Technologies to Generate Biofuels

by Valerie McLeod (McGill Reporter)  Research focuses heavily on the application of innovative technologies to generate biofuels with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, supply carbon for sequestration into soils, and enhance environmental sustainability -- On August 30, Vice-Principal of Macdonald Campus

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Tazewell, Virginia Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) ‘A’ Rating to Advance the Bioeconomy in Virginia -- The ATIP Foundation, Ecostrat, Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority are pleased to announce the issue of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for woody biomass. Funded

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Pyroliq II: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass and Wastes 2023

by Anthony Dufour, Franco Berruti, Manuel Garcia-Perez and Wolter Prins (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction) ... Pyroliq is a forum for discussion about the recent advances in the pyrolysis and liquefaction technologies of biomass and wastes. The final program

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CanmetENERGY-Ottawa: Driving Innovations in Pyrolysis and Upgrading Technologies

by Jawad Jeaidi, et al. (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction) ... Nonetheless, agricultural and forestry operations generate substantial volumes of residues that often go unused, leading to their decay on roadsides and the emission of methane and carbon dioxide.

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MEPs Back Plans to Boost Use of Renewable Energy

(European Parliament) Renewables will have to make up 42.5% of the EU’s energy consumption by 2030, with the aim of achieving 45%; Faster approval procedure for deploying renewables; New fuels in the transport sector should lead to a 14.5% reduction of

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE Feedstock Technologies Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The DOE’s Feedstock Technologies program focuses on challenges and barriers crucial to reaching program goals, including: Feedstock Availability and Cost Production; Feedstock Genetics and Variety Improvement; Sustainable Harvesting; Feedstock Quality; Biomass Storage Systems; Biomass Physical State

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and Task X

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by DOE as a collaborative effort among researchers from 9 National Labs. The key ideas? 1. Biomass feedstock properties are variable and different from other Commodities. 2. Empirical approaches to

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Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Corn Stover

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) nvestment Grade Rating to Catalyze Regional Biobased Project Development  --  The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of an investment grade Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for corn stover for Sarnia-Lambton. The

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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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Perspectives from USDA Research…. Hot Feedstocks for SAF

by William Orts (USDA Western Regional Research Center)  USDA Projects: 1. Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Ag Feedstocks 2. Zero Waste Agricultural Processing 3. Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Resins ... • Building biorefineries does not require us to build from scratch • Biorefineries are originally grain mills, but

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Methanol-to-Jet: Taking Off

by Anna Simet (SAF Magazine) Methanol as an alternative fuel continues to make headlines, and leading companies are evaluating the possibilities—not just in aviation, but marine and other sectors as well. A July 25 webinar hosted by the Commercial Aviation Alternative

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Jeff McDaniel, VP of New Projects at Velocys and Will Thurmond, CEO of Emerging Markets Online Joined REenergize Last Week.

(REenergize) Jeff McDaniel shared updates to Velocys’ commercial reference project, Bayou Fuels, which will produce SAF and naphtha in Natchez, Mississippi. McDaniel said the woody biomass residues, “the parts of the pine plantation that can’t be converted into lumber, that’s what we

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On Top of SAF: ... Topsoe Believes All Possible Pathways Are Needed—but for Most, Investment Costs Remain High.

by  Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine) U.S. SAF goals are lofty. New tax credits provide real incentives. Multiple technologies are ready to roll. Opportunities lie ahead.  But the challenges are complex, Henrik Rasmussen, Topsoe’s managing director for the Americas, tells SAF Magazine.

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s overview of Renewable Carbon Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g.,

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Start for the "Leuna100" Project: Use of the Green Fuel Saves Gigatons of CO2

(Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT) Green methanol for shipping and industry -- The Berlin-based climate tech start-up C1, together with its partners – the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Marine BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Giant Kelp is one of the fastest growing producers of biomass. Giant kelp does not grow naturally in the open ocean because kelp needs key nutrients that are available in deep ocean water or near shore

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Textbook, Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy 2nd Edition, Available Now

by Anju Dahiya (Editor) Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy, Second Edition presents a complete overview of the bioenergy value chain, from feedstock to end products. It examines current and emerging feedstocks and advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of

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NORDEN Strengthens Its Future Supply of Renewable Fuels

(NORDEN) NORDEN has acquired a minority stake in MASH Makes, a Danish-Indian biofuel scale-up, which researches, develops and produces renewable fuels from biomass waste. The investment is a strategic partnership, where NORDEN secures access to renewable fuels, specifically biooil, at favourable pricing. The

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Biomass Feedstocks and Supply-Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Biomass Feedstocks and Supply-Chains presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Available supply, conventional crops, new crops and trees, cover crops, R&D initiatives, consortia — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in

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SunGas Renewables Announces Beaver Lake Renewable Energy, a Green Methanol Facility in Central Louisiana

(SunGas Renewables/PR Newswire) The nearly $2 billion facility to bring jobs and economic investment to Central Louisiana through energy innovation delivering lower-carbon marine fuels -- SunGas Renewables Inc. ("SunGas Renewables") today announced the formation of Beaver Lake Renewable Energy, LLC ("BLRE"), which

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Just Released: New Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Case Studies and Technical Reports

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) recently published eight new technical reports and case studies. The publications examine the environmental and economic impacts of a variety of feedstock characteristics and processing techniques. Life-Cycle Greenhouse

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Hydrogen presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode.The Value Stack, planned capacity, mandates, incentives, major players and their recent activities, pathways, mandates around the world, molecules, and markets. It’s a comprehensive but

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SAF Production: Haffner Energy Launches a Game-Changing Solution

(Haffner Energy) Haffner Energy launches SAFNOCA, an integrated solution that unlocks the pathway for the massive production of competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Its patented technology of renewable synthetic gas production from diversified biomass and organic waste will play a decisive

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Hydrogen and Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Wizz Air’s Vision for the Future

by Miquel Ros (Aerotime Hub)  ... In June 2023, Wizz Air was awarded the title of ‘Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline’ at the World Finance Sustainability Awards 2023 for the third year in a row.    The award follows other forms of recognition

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Ag Policy Blog: USDA Unveils $300M Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Monitoring Plan

by Jerry Hagstrom (DTN Progressive Farmer) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce Wednesday that USDA will spend $300 million to improve measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The money will come from

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The Urgent Need for Ethanol Cooking in Africa

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”) and Gerard J. Ostheimer (Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign) (Biofuels Digest) We have argued in the Digest that bio-based fuels, chemicals, and materials ought to be a cornerstone of the modern African economy.   In

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Carbon-Negative Bioenergy Technologies Gain Traction as a Climate Solution

by Brandon Mulder (S&P Global) Study suggests 500 mil mt/year of biomass feedstock; BECCS needs further policy support ... Ethanol production is the largest bioenergy activity in the US. For BECCS to scale to the levels the IPCC identified, the bioenergy industry

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US Lawmaker to Re-introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get EV Industry into Biofuel Program

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) A U.S. Democratic lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bipartisan bill next month that would allow electricity generated from renewable biomass to qualify for credits under the nation's biofuel blending program. The Biden administration abandoned a similar scheme over

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A Brighter Horizon for Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Sasol and Topsoe to Form a Future Business to Accelerate Global SAF Production

(Sasol)  Sasol, the global chemicals and energy company, and Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, have signed a landmark agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture (subject to approval by relevant authorities), solidifying their commitment to produce sustainable

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MWA 2023: Biofuels Are Now 'All about the Feedstocks' as Shipowners and Suppliers Demonstrate the Operational Benefits

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot)  Summarising the current state of the marine biofuels market, Dirk Kronemeijer, Founder and Board Member of GoodFuels, told Maritime Week Americas (MWA) delegates: ‘Five years ago, it was all about finding the clients. Today, it is about

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Opinion: Biofuels Industry ‘Poised and Ready’ for Clean Fuel Regulations

(Renewable Industries Canada/Canadian Biomass) On July 1, Canada’s Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) will come into force. It resembles the clean fuel standards used in British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington State, and some countries in the EU. Once fully implemented, Canada’s CFR

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide Nanocellulose and Granbio Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) GranBio Technologies has developed two patented BioPlus nanocellulose production technologies to cater to different end-use markets, BioPlus® with AVAP and BioPlus with GreenBox®. Both processes are demonstrated at the scale of 1/2 tpd at GranBio

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Electrifying the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel: the Risks, Economics, and Environmental Benefits of Emerging Pathways Including CO2

by R. Gary Grim,  Dwarak Ravikumar, Eric C. D. Tan,  Zhe Huang, Jack R. Ferrell, III,  Michael Resch,  Zhenglong Li,b Chirag Mevawala, Steven D. Phillips, Lesley Snowden-Swan, Ling Tao  and Joshua A. Schaidle (Energy & Environmental Science/National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Pacific

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EUBCE 2023 Marks the Return to Real-World Interaction

(Bioenergy International) ... Over 1 500 delegates from 79 countries convened in Bologna, Italy earlier this week to discuss the use of biomass in a circular and sustainable economy. ... The chairwoman of the conference, Isabella de Bari of the Italian Energy

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BETO Launches New Renewable Carbon Resources Web Page

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched a new, comprehensive web page dedicated to one of its priority subprograms, Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), which

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Transforming Plants into Allies in the Fight against Climate Change

(U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  ... At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists are leading research to transform plants into key drivers of decarbonization, from creating biomass crops for new fuels to enhancing the ability

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Bioprocessing Separations Consortium Spotlights Three-Year Update and Announces Bioenergy STEM Workshop for Students! --- Fridays July 14-August 4, 2023 --- ONLINE

(U.S. Department of Energy)  While fossil fuels still dominate the energy landscape, biomass is becoming a power player in the clean energy revolution. Separating valuable compounds from other components – like isolating fuel molecules from water, microorganisms, and other organic material

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IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2022

(IEA Bioenergy) The IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2022 includes the summary of a special feature article ‘Material and Energy Valorization of Waste as Part of a Circular Model’ prepared by Task 36 (full article available here). The Annual Report also features a report

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Ontario Creating New Program to Support Forestry Innovation and Job Creation

(Ontario Natural Resources and Forestry) Province announces close to $20 million for new Forest Biomass Program  --The Government of Ontario is strengthening the economy and promoting innovation in the forest sector with the creation of a new, $19.6 million Forest

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Leipzig Researchers Present Modelling Results of Optimal Biomass Use in the Energy Transition

(German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ)) What is the optimal role of limited biomass in the national energy transition and what are the priority target markets for bioenergy sources? These questions were addressed by a team of researchers from the German Biomass

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Takachar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Takachar is on a mission to fight climate change by transforming massive amounts of waste biomass into marketable products around the world. Takachar has developed and patented the design of small-scale, low-cost, portable equipment to

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Should Aviation Be Given Preferential Access to Scarce Land and Clean Energy Resources for SAF, Questions Paper

by Christopher Surgenor (CleanAir Online)  An academic analysis of 12 roadmaps for decarbonising the global aviation industry finds they place a heavy reliance on biogenic fuels in the medium-term and synthetic e-kerosene in the longer term but largely omit a

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Eni and Sonangol Expand Cooperation in Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy Transition Areas

(Eni)  The CEO of Eni Claudio Descalzi and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol Sebastião Pai Querido Gaspar Martins have signed today in Rome a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further expand the scope of the cooperation between the

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Modern Bioenergy Provides Opportunities for Developing Countries

 (IEA Bioenergy) At the online event ’Opportunities of bioenergy and biofuels in developing economies‘, organized on 22 and 23 May by the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), more than 500

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Mote, and the New Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mote makes uniquely integrated gasification plants to produce hydrogen and CO2 from wood waste, in an environment of underway huge demand for fossil-free, cost-competitive hydrogen, rapid development of CCUS, the emergence of voluntary Carbon Markets,

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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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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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Separations Technology Critical to Converting Biomass to Low-Carbon Biofuel

(Argonne National Laboratory/Department of Energy Newswise) BETO Bioprocessing Separations Consortium spotlights projects from three-year work period -- Biofuel use to increase in the U.S. Biomass — organic material from plants, agricultural waste and wet waste, among others — has been in use since

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Tipping the Scale on CO2 Levels: Fast-Tracking Bioeconomy Decarbonization

by Mauricio Villegas (Koch Modular Process Systems/Biofuels Digest) ... When we consider the decarbonization of industrial processes, various methods exist to achieve this goal, including substituting non-petroleum feedstocks, recycling petroleum-based feedstocks, and CO2 capture. Below, we will explore three approaches applied today

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Korean Researchers Convert Agricultural Waste into Aviation Biofuel

by M.H. Lee (The Korea Bizwire)  A research team from the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) said Thursday they have developed technology capable of converting agricultural waste, such as corn cobs, into levulinic acid. This acid serves as an intermediate material

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DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office Launches New Renewable Carbon Resources Webpage

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched a new, comprehensive webpage dedicated to one of its priority subprograms, Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), which helps develop RCR technologies and creates strategies for bioenergy and bioproducts production. RCR supports

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Advisian

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industry leaders in biofuels project development and delivery, Advisian is Worley’s global consulting business, solving critical challenges in infrastructure, environmental, sustainability, energy, and chemicals sectors. We bring technical expertise to every stage of your biofuels

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Currently Used and Future Potential of Biomass Resources in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Billion Ton 23 update is coming. BETO needs a comprehensive biomass resource assessment that is end-use agnostic — for example, MSW and microalgae numbers in BT16 do not represent current BETO Analysis. There is

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Raven SR and Cap Clean Energy to Collaborate on Canadian SAF and Renewable Diesel projects

(Raven SR/PR Newswire) • Announcement marks Raven SR and Cap Clean's strategic commitment to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production to support aviation industry decarbonization MOU to co-develop a portfolio of bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) opportunities across Canada SAF

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The Hurdles of SAF

by Kenneth Agee (Emerging Fuels Technology/SAF Magazine) The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap recognizes the importance of the aviation industry and its impact on the overall economy. ... The roadmap lists various renewable feedstocks that could be used to make SAF,

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Strategizing for a Smooth Landing: The Industry Must Explore New Avenues to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

by Kevin O'Neil (SAF Magazine/ Honeywell) The demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) continues to grow as governments around the world set targets to reduce carbon emissions associated with air travel. As a result, the aviation sector and fuel producers

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ExxonMobil and Toyota Team Up to Test Fuels with a Lower Carbon Footprint

(Toyota) ExxonMobil is exploring innovative fuel blends with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road transportation up to 75% compared to conventional fuels available today.* Toyota has determined that these innovative formulas are compatible with older vehicles as well

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GLBRC Receives Five Year Funding Renewal

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as

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DOE Helps Industry Leverage Bioenergy Feedstock Expertise DEADLINE April 14, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched an initiative that aims to help industry and universities leverage the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium’s capabilities to help solve real-world problems that the bioenergy and bioproduct

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DOC’s Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Report on Developing a National Measure of the Economic Contributors of the Bioeconomy

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) President Joseph Biden’s September 12, 2022, Executive Order (EO) creating a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative directs the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to assess “the

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Members of European Parliament Strike Informal Deal on REDIII

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Members of the European Parliament and the Swedish Presidency of the Council informally agreed March 30 to raise the share of renewables in the EU’s final energy consumption to 42.5 percent by 2030, under the

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DOE Announces $590 Million to Increase Bioenergy Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding to Four Bioenergy Research Centers Will Help Strengthen Diversity of Domestic Clean Energy Sources, Enhance Our Energy Security, and Revitalize Rural Economies -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $590 million to renew its

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DOE Offers $50 Million for Tribal Clean Energy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy in mid-February opened a $50 million funding opportunity to support clean energy technology deployment on Tribal lands. Projects utilizing, biomass, biogas, renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable hydrogen systems are among

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Japan Makes A$2.35bn Investment in Victorian Hydrogen

by Esmarie Iannucci (Mining Weekly) The Japanese government, through its Green Innovation Fund, has committed A$2.35-billion to establish the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project, in Victoria. The HESC project was piloted in January of last year, and achieved a world first by demonstrating that clean liquid hydrogen can

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Strategic Biofuels Licenses FT CANS™ Technology for Louisiana Green Fuels Project

(Johnson Matthey) Johnson Matthey and BP announced Feb. 20 that their codeveloped, award-winning Fischer Tropsch (FT) CANS™ technology has been selected by Strategic Biofuels for its Louisiana Green Fuels project. The technology has been licensed to Strategic Biofuels for its renewable diesel

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UTP, AIN-ILS Group Ink Partnership to Boost Research and Technology in Renewable Energy

(Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)) Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and Ain-Integrated Logistics Solutions (Ain-ILS) Group have signed an agreement to collaborate on various initiatives aimed at supporting a greener and cleaner future.  The partnership will focus on biomass valorisation and fuel production, as

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Regional Projects: Accelerating SAF Project and Supply Chain Development through Rural Business Development Grants and Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zones

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) · Regional Projects: Accelerating SAF Project and Supply Chain Development  through Rural Business Development Grants and Bioeconomy Development Presentation PDF Opportunity Zones Webinar Recording Todd Campbell (Clean Economy Works) Jordan Solomon (Ecostrat)  READ MORE BDO Zone Ratings: An economic development tool to

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The African Bioeconomy Comes into Focus

by Gerard J. Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest) GOOD NEWS  --  Steady growth of the African bioeconomy is a “good news” story hiding in plain sight. Recent commercial successes combined with ambitious investments are helping to bring a vision for

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DOE Announces $25.5 Million to Improve Biofuels and Bioproducts DEADLINE March 20, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy announced $25.5 million in funding to enable the sustainable use of domestic biomass and waste resources, such as agricultural residues and algae, to produce low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. This funding will advance

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts of Feedstock Variability in Bioconversion Processes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by DOE as a collaborative effort among researchers from 9 National Labs. It’s Key Ideas? That biomass feedstock properties are variable and different from other commodities; and, that empirical

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A Foot in the Door:  After a Decade-Plus Pursuit, Some Biomass-Based Power Generators Will Have the Opportunity to Participate in the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard Program

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)   The RFS Power Coalition has been pursuing inclusion of biomass-based power in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard for longer than a decade. ...  Despite a provision in the 2007 statute that that nonliquid fuels—renewable electricity from

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Forestry and the US Renewable Fuel Standard, the Key Issues.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Where does forestry fit into the RFS and with the biofuels industry, asks Lee Enterprises Consulting’s Larry Sullivan in this enlightening tour of the past, present and future of forest-based feedstocks. Sullivan goes back to

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Climate Action Plan Lacks Recognition for the Immediate Role and Potential of Bioenergy – IrBEA

(Irish Bioenergy Association) The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) is disappointed and concerned that the Climate Action Plan published yesterday (December 21, 2022) does not adequately recognise the immediate and broad role of bioenergy in achieving Ireland’s ambitious climate action targets. The

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MRV in Land-based Biomass Carbon Removal --- January 11, 2023 --- ONLINE

We landed on MRV for terrestrial biomass, with an outstanding panel of speakers: ​Maddie Hall, CEO, Living Carbon ​Priya Bhullar and Freddie Catlow, Co-Founders, Planboo ​Carlos Silva, Science Team Lead, Pachama ​Monica Larrazabal, MIT Sloan School (moderator)   ​Hope to see you there!  READ MORE

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CEMEX Invests in Clean Energy-from-Waste Technology

(CEMEX)  CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) and CEMEX Ventures (CEMEX’s corporate venture capital unit) announced today their investment in Waste to Energy Advanced Solutions (“WtEnergy”), a clean energy startup that has developed a novel process to transform solid waste into synthesis

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Balancing Feedstock System Performance and Quality

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) According to the experts at the Idaho National Laboratory, The feedstock challenge lies in the inherent variability of biomass feedstock affects the ability to optimize processing and conversion processes, ultimately decreasing plant economics. So, the

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In the Storehouse of His Bounty: Is There Enough Feedstock for our Bioeconomy Goals?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In the Digest this week we reported that  CHS says 9 million more acres of soybeans are needed to supply the soybean and renewable diesel plants under construction. CHS says it would force farmers to move

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Producing Fertilizer without Carbon Emissions

by Fabio Bergamin (ETH Zurich/Science Daily) Researchers have shown how nitrogen fertilizer could be produced more sustainably. This is necessary not only to protect the climate, but also to reduce dependence on imported natural gas and to increase food security. --  Intensive

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UK Supports Three South African Bioenergy Projects through Climate Finance Accelerator

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In the UK, 15 new projects from across South Africa have been announced as the second cohort of projects for Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa support, following a call for proposals that attracted 166 applications. The

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Moratorium on Unregulated Biomass Facilities Approved in Madison County, US

(Bioenergy Insight)  Commissioners in Madison County, North Carolina, US, voted unanimously on 16 November to establish a moratorium on biomass facilities in the area, reported WLOS. Clear Sky Madison president Jim Tibbetts said county leaders decided after speaking with community residents that

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ChemCatBio’s mission is to accelerate the catalyst and process development cycle for bioenergy applications – but how? What’s the potential impact of a billion-ton bioeconomy? What are the catalysis challenges in the conversion of biomass

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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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Carbon Capture Magazine Podcast: Turning CO2 Found in Biomass into Useful Materials

(Carbon Capture Magazine) Produced by Carbon Capture Magazine, the podcast features John Bissell, Co-Founder & CEO of Origin Materials Hosted by: Danielle Piekarski, Carbon Capture Magazine LISTEN

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#80. Scaling Up Waste-Based Drop-In Advanced Biofuels

by Tammy Klein and Nicholas Ball (Transport Energy Strategies) As the world seeks to decarbonize quickly, we are seeing an increase in technologies producing sustainable and cost-effective, low-carbon fuels for marine, road and aviation. Nicholas Ball, the CEO and Co-Founder

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Brazil's Raizen to Sell Second-Generation Ethanol to Shell

by Gabriel Araujo (Reuters/NASDAQ) Brazilian energy company Raizen SA RAIZ4.SA said on Monday it has agreed to sell second-generation ethanol (E2G) produced from sugarcane biomass to Shell SHEL.L until 2037, under a program that includes building five new E2G plants. Raizen, a

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All About Renewable Energy for Kids

(Solar Power Guide) ... Biomass Energy -- Biomass energy includes organic materials that come from plants and animals. It's possible to burn solid matter such as wood and garbage. Material from animal waste or rotting garbage produces biogas, which can also be

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Eni: The Procurement of Palm Oil Has Come to an End

(Eni) Eni has definitively ended the procurement of palm oil for use at the Venice and Gela biorefineries for the production of hydrogenated biofuels. The last shipments arrived in the last few weeks, ahead of the declared goal of becoming 'palm

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Top 10 Best Biofuel Manufacturing Companies In India 2023

(Inventiva) The principal energy sources derived from biomass and food crops like sunflower seeds, palm fruit, Jatropha seeds, rapeseed, soybean, etc. are designated as biofuels. These energy sources have huge promise in a rising country like India. India has an

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Repsol and PLD Space Develop Renewable Fuels for Microlaunchers

(Repsol) - The alliance of these two Spanish companies, unprecedented in the space segment, combines technology and sustainability. -The main challenge of the agreement is to formulate new renewable rocket fuels and reduce the carbon footprint by 90% or even

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Bon Wier, TX Awarded First BDO Zone ‘AA’ Rating in North America

(Ecostrat) The BDO Zone Initiative has issued an ‘AA’ rated BDO Zone designation for Bon Wier, Texas for 2,000,000 green tons per year of woody biomass. --  USA BioEnergy and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a new ‘AA’ rated Bioeconomy Development

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$2.6M DOE Grant Supports UMD-led Study on Genetics of Plant Growth for Biofuels

by Kimbra Cutlip (University of Maryland/Maryland Today) A University of Maryland researcher was awarded $2.6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the genetics underlying how poplar trees sense nutrients and regulate their metabolism—information that could help farmers

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Next-Gen Feedstocks for the Emerging Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The goal of this project is to develop productive, cost-effective and sustainable warm-season perennial bioenergy feedstock production systems on marginal croplands across geographic locations in the Midwest. The University of Illinois (at Champaign-Urbana)’s D. K.

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Canada Seeks Proposals for Biomass Supply Chain Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian government is seeking proposals for projects that will support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities across

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Study: Half of Danes Don’t Know What Biomass Is

(University of Copenhagen/Biomass Magazine) Nearly half of Danes have never heard of Denmark’s largest source of renewable energy. The finding, reported in a study from the University of Copenhagen, is the first to explore Danish attitudes to woody biomass as an

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Cefic’s Counterproposal to Assess the Carbon Footprint of Bio-Based Products

(Cefic) Achieving more sustainable carbon cycles in Europe can only take place if the carbon accountancy is right, concludes Cefic in its latest position paper concerning the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). The European Commission plans to apply the PEF method as the guiding

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TrustBIX Inc. Launches National Biomass Traceability Pilot Project with the Biomass Quality Network of Canada

(TrustBIX/newsfile) TrustBIX Inc. (TSXV: TBIX) (OTCQB: TBIXF) ("TrustBIX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a Biomass Traceability Pilot Project with members of the Biomass Quality Network of Canada (BQNC). BQNC is facilitating the commercialization of agricultural biomass through the development of quality

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Improved Advanced Biomass Logistics Utilizing Woody Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Harvesting and transportation makes up 40 –60% of the delivered cost of SRWC and are an important source of GHG emissions. Harvesting systems are not well developed — throughput decreases up to 65% from harvester

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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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BioEneco Secures Biomass Fuels to the Philippines with Orion

(New Straits Times) Bio Eneco Sdn Bhd (BioEneco) achieved another milestone by incorporating the Philippines into its agreement with PT Orion APAC Indonesia (Orion), an international biomass fuel supplier and trader. Initially, the agreement between BioEneco and Orion covered two shipments of

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Next Generation Logistics Systems for Delivering Optimal Biomass Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This continuing Project with DOE BETO regarding improved logistics builds on advances in two previous High Tonnage projects (Pine at AU; Switchgrass at Genera). The project goal is to evaluate a state-of-the-art biomass merchandizing and

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How Biofuels to Help Meet Rising Electricity Demand Pushed by Large-Scale EV Adoption

by Kishan Karunakaran (Buyofuel/Financial Express)  The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based transportation to electric vehicles with policy support, schemes like FAME, financing options and subsidies. ... The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As we observed once here in Digestville, biomass is where catalysts go to die. How can we change that? Providing fundamental insight and actionable recommendations for extending catalyst lifetime in biomass catalytic conversion by a collective and

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Biofuel Is a ‘Renewable’ Resource, but Climate Change Could Soon Limit Its Potential

by Carla DelGado (Popular Science) While this fuel source isn’t without controversy, the global biofuel demand is expected to increase by 28 percent by 2026.  -- Biomass refers to renewable organic materials from plants and animals, which include wood and wood

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SAF: We Should, We Could, and We’ll Need the Wood: the Alder Fuels, Enviva Partnership Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We’ll keep warning the industries of the bioeconomy until we get the message through so clearly that no one is left in any doubt: The grand journey, the quest for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials, will

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Biomass Feedstock Preprocessing Solutions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Idaho National Lab’s very own Bioenergy Program Lead, Lynn Wendt, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC on how they are working on mitigating risk from beginning to end with biomass feedstocks, how to respond

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European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) Papers from 2010 to Present Available for Download

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) - the worlds largest specialised Biomass Conference - serves as an ideal platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how and is furthermore renowned for the high standard of its scientific contributions. This website

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Canada Launches Call for Proposals for Establishing Biomass Supply Chains Projects

(Natural Resources Canada)  Clean fuels, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen, play an essential role in contributing to Canada’s plan to reach net zero by 2050. Recognizing the unique opportunities that clean fuels present for Canadian companies,  Indigenous businesses and

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The Secrets of Sagoib: Raizen’s Betting Big on 2G Ethanol, Here’s the Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported last week that “UAE state investor Mubadala Investment Co and Raizen are the final bidders in the sale of BP Bunge Bioenergia, with no bidders in the second round and the other potential buyers

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Cranfield Awarded Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

(Cranfield University) Funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government. The technology would allow biomass – organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops -

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Babcock & Wilcox to Provide Advanced Hydrogen Generation, Combustion and Decarbonization Technologies for Clean Energy Project in Ohio

(Babcock & Wilcox) - B&W will team with Newpoint Gas, supplying BrightLoopTM hydrogen generation and decarbonization technology and BrightGenTM combustion technology for groundbreaking project - Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary will provide construction services - B&W technology will allow plant to produce hydrogen, isolate

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LCFC Recommends the California Air Resources Board to Recognize Relevance of Climate Smart Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to recommend the body to recognize farming practices and other methods of climate smart agriculture (CSA) into the Low

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Widespread Trials of Biomass Crop Cultivation to Launch in UK

(Bioenergy Insight) The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UCEH) is leading new UK-wide trials of crops and trees which can be used to produce sustainable energy from plant material. Widespread cultivation of biomass crops in the UK could remove significant

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