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More Bioplastics Do Not Necessarily Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation

(University of Bonn)  Study from the University of Bonn assesses potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics  —  Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics.

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 4 Techs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture, Gas-to-Liquids, Bio-Based Ethylene Glycol, Biomass to Commodity Chemical Application

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Carbon Capture, Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Technologies, Bio-Based Ethylene Glycol, and Biomass to Commodity Chemical Application. EPIC Modular Process writes that “through our work scaling technologies for pilot plants or commercial systems, we

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

How the Airline Industry Is Cleaning up Its Climate Act

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  At a steel mill outside Beijing, reactors attached to the building capture emissions from the factory. Those waste gases can then be turned into fuel. LanzaTech,

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Private Investment Boosts Booming Miscanthus Bio-Economy

(Terravesta)  Former IG Group chief executive and current Scotgold chairman Nat le Roux has bought a personal stake in renewable biomass business Terravesta. Le Roux has invested £2 million in

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Publishes “Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization: Status and Research Needs”

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Fossil Energy, and

November 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The 2018 Algae Biomass Summit: Tracing the Evolution of the Algae Industry and Its New Trajectories Forward

by Jenna Bloxom* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The kickoff of the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit in The Woodlands, TX, was awash with the same professional ambition, intellectual zeal, and indomitable sense

November 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and potential solutions to it when they take the House majority

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

5 Hard-to-Believe Renewable Energy Facts

by Maxx Chatsko (TMFBlacknGold/The Motley Fool) Renewable energy from wind and solar went from impossibly expensive to nearly 10% of American electricity in less than 20 years. What’s ahead may be even

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: unclear

    CALL FOR PAPERS:  7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany    DEADLINE: unclear

Topics: Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation and Proteins Meet the leading international experts at one of the leading events on

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

    7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   March 20-21, 2019   —   Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Topics: Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation and Proteins Meet the leading international experts at one of the leading events on

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

ASU Teams Find New Ways to Harness CO2 to Reduce Biofuel Costs

(Arizona State University/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two Arizona State University

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Federal Investments in Algae Cultivation Technologies Paying Big Dividends

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Algae-derived products and technologies are on the cusp of changing nearly everything. Algae will transform how we eat; will make the materials in your shoes more sustainable; provide

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Climeworks Launches Latest DAC Plant in Italy

by Rob Cockerill (GasWorld) Switzerland-based Climeworks has just launched another of its second-generation Direct Air Capture plants (DAC-3) in Troia, Apulia in Italy. Climeworks has been developing the technology since 2009

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Utilization Research Can Lead to Big Emissions Reductions

(Algae Biomass Organization)  A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes the case for robust, coordinated research and development programs that can accelerate the development of technologies that

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Growing Algae More Sustainably for Biofuel Production

by Jessica Cox (Colorado State University/Phys.Org)  … Another source used to create biofuel is algae – both single-celled microalgae and macroalgae such as kelp. Though algal biofuels are a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Lightfast Polyurethane; YPF Adds Biofuels; Mars, BH Improve Cacao, Chocolate; 20 New Food Waste Start-Ups; Fossil-Free Ocean Freight: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of October 24th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of October 24th. … #2 Oil

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Looks beyond Carbon Efficiency to Improve Advanced Biofuel Strategy Development

by Max Witynski (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  … For researchers, this means that the more carbon in the crop that ends up as carbon in the fuel, the better. But carbon

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Harvesting Solar Fuels through a Bacterium’s Unusual Appetite for Gold

by Theresa Duque (University of California Berkeley)  A bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won’t work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an appetite for gold. And in exchange

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

IPCC Report Says Biofuel Necessary to Keep Climate Change under Control

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In South Korea, AFP reports the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change has launched a new report saying time is running out to stop climate change but that significant

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

From Waste to Fuel: Researchers to Develop Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Julianne Beck (Northwestern University Campus News)  A new collaboration led by Michael Jewett, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, will combine recent technological advancements in bioengineering to develop

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Secures $44 million for Algae, Carbon Utilization Research in FY 2019

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Following close on the heels of the U.S. Department of Energy’s latest round of algae funding awards, President Trump Friday (September 21, 2018) signed into law a Fiscal Year 2019 spending

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Origin of the Elusive First Intermediate of CO2 Electroreduction

by Irina V. Chernyshova, Ponisseril Somasundaran and Sathish Ponnurangam (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  The understanding of a catalytic reaction starts with understanding its first elementary step. Surprisingly, despite

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell-backed Startup Creates Fuel from Carbon Dioxide and Fake Sunlight

by Cole Latimer (Sydney Morning Herald)   startup company backed by energy giant Shell has developed a method to turn carbon dioxide into fuel by adding fake sunlight. US company Dimensional Energy has

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

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

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   My wife checked my fishing gear upon learning that I was attending the Biochar 2018 Conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Why? She thought I made

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

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

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Will Dems Act on GHGs after a Midterm Win? It’s Complicated

by Nick Sobczyk (E&E News)  Democrats have long billed themselves as the party of climate science, and if they take back the House in November, they want to put global warming

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Put Algae in the Farm Bill!

(Algae Biomass Organization)  …  Algae are fast becoming a significant component in food and health products, and it is time that this new crop was afforded the support by the U.S.

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Genomatica and the New Road to Bioeconomy Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … That’s real progress in sustainability, because carbon that is properly diverted to plastics (and away from single-use applications that have rightly fallen out of favor)

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Silent Fuel: Methanol for Power, Fuels and Chemistry in a Low-Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Switzerland comes word of a technology for methanol synthesis plants which capture CO2 from the environment to create renewable methanol fuel. If you haven’t heard

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Transforming Carbon Dioxide

(University of Delaware/Phys.Org)  A team of researchers at the University of Delaware’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST) has discovered a novel two-step process to increase the efficiency of carbon

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

27 Technologies to Produce Lower Carbon Fuels from “Second Chance Carbon” — and Its Practicioners. Who’s Doing What, Where, When, Why and How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, perhaps the most comprehensive and useful guide to fuels and chemicals produced from “Recycled carbon fuels”, such as those produced from waste plastics

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ingenza Embarks on Collaborative Project to Recycle CO2

(Ingenza)  Ingenza is pleased to announce a collaboration with the University of Dundee and Drochaid Research Services on a highly innovative project that aims to reduce the waste carbon dioxide generated

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Brief Thoughts on the 2018 Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (July 16-19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA)

by Craig Laufer* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After hearing from many speakers at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, one recurring theme from the sessions I attended was the application

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Carbon is Key to a Sustainable and Future-Oriented Chemical Industry

(nova-Institute)  The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

More Support for Carbon Utilization in Congress

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This month the momentum for supporting technologies that put carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to good use got a boost in Congress with the introduction of the

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

This Start-Up Turns Pollution from Factories into Fuel That Powers Cars — and One Day Planes

by Catherine Clifford (CNBC)  A bacteria found in the gut of a rabbit can now help cars run in a more eco-friendly way.  The bacteria, identified by biotech start-up LanzaTech, helps turn factory carbon

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Finns Prefer Biofuels and Carbon Captures as Measures, Want to Directly Impact CO2 Emissions of Flying

by Theodore Koumelis (Travel Daily News)  76% of the respondents were ready to pay more for a flight ticket, or alternatively, pay an additional charge, if the money is used for reducing

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the Latest Research, Syngas Is on Fire

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

New Catalyst Upgrades Carbon Dioxide to Fuels Found by USTC

(EurekAlert!/University of Science and Technology of China)  Liquid multi-carbon alcohols such as ethanol and n-propanol are desired as renewable transportation fuels. They offer high energy densities, ease of long-range transport, and

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel’s Role in the Circular Economy: Key Lessons and Actions for the Industry

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) When it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling our goods most people associate consuming less of what we already have with a ‘circular economy’.

June 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

High-Performance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The company is now safely emerged from its celebrated IPO, and is embarked on the development of the first commercial plant project with its JV partner

June 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  The Houston oil company Occidental Petroleum is studying a carbon capture project to deliver carbon dioxide to its oil fields in West Texas, the company announced

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Climate Change Be Stopped by Turning Air into Gasoline?

by David Fridley and Richard Heinberg  (Renewable Energy World)  The headline of this article was composed simply by rephrasing the title of a popular recent piece in The Atlantic — “Climate Change Can Be

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Cenergy Launches Global Biogas Capture and Utilization Program

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has a Biogas Capture and Utilization System (BCU System) to help farms and communities around the world economically store and use their biogas instead of venting

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s Underway on Advanced Fuels, Syngenta Breaks 3B Gallon Mark, Leaf Gets an Accelerator: Partnership Frenzy in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, technology accelerator

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In Illinois, carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, and its joint venture partner, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, announced the successful start-up of the

June 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Utilization Bill Could Create Value for CO2 Emissions

by Tim Albrecht (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced three bills this week to boost rural economic opportunities by expanding USDA funding eligibility for clean energy projects. This funding would

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A recent Biofuels Digest article noted that Michael Tamor, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow at Ford, at a recent DOE Bioeconomy event in Washington observed that at least double our

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels Come Nearer: Direct-from-Air CO2 Capture Cost Drops below $100/Ton Threshold

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A technology for direct air capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with a cost that “fully burdened with interest on capital, ranges from 94 to

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

St1 Announces Biofuel Projects in Sweden, Columbia

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On May 25, Nordic energy group St1 announced plans for two separate biofuels projects. One aims to produce biofuels from tall oil in Sweden while the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

In a First, Indian Oil Corporation to Channel Refinery Waste Gas for Ethanol Production

(Outlook India)  In a first-of-its-kind venture in the world, Indian Oil Corporation is planning to utilise off-gases (waste gas) from various processing units of its refineries for production of ethanol. The move will reduce

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

ABO Secures Unprecedented $136 Million For Algae and Related Projects — Deadlines Approaching

(Algae Biomass Organization)  ABO’s ongoing work in Washington, DC, to educate Congress and federal agencies on the importance of robust algae research, development and demonstration has resulted in the release of

May 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre Officially Opens

(InnoTech Alberta) InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, today announced the official opening of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC). InnoTech Alberta is the owner and operator

May 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Congressman Veasey Introduces Bipartisan Energy Research Legislation

(Office of Congressman Marc Veasey)  The Fossil Energy Research and Development Act would set the course for the next generation of climate change mitigation  —  Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Ranking Member

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

ICYMI: $227M Available from US in Push for Vehicle, Feedstock and Bioconversion Advances

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We usually say, ICYMIs for those In Case You Missed Its that show up in someone’s inbox.  This week, we might re-purpose that useful acronym to:  In Case

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities LOI due May 30, 2018

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Insider Briefing: Algae’s Big Winning Streak in DC – How to Take Advantage — May 1, 2018

  ABO Insider Briefing: Algae’s Big Winning Streak in DC – How to Take Advantage   —   May 1, 2018

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae is on a roll in Congress. Despite a challenging fiscal environment, the latest federal spending bill passed

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds &

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, Revealed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, XPRIZE announced the 10 teams advancing to the final round in the $20M

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Talking Carbon: Europe’s Prejudice towards Carbon Capture Utilization (CCU) Technology

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With over 260 million cars on the road in Europe, industry leaders and governmental

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

CO2 Use Is Slowly Picking up Speed

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut) First semi-commercial facilities, technical advances, but political support still unclear  —  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxides as Feedstock for Fuels,

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

LanzaTech is #1!

(Lanza Tech)  In Washington, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2018 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published

March 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Scores Historic Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report, Announces Rewiring Initiative

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) … The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation–Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018.

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Scores HIstoric Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Next Breakthrough? Turning Greenhouse Gas into Fuel.

by Kevin Hardy (Des Moines Register)  … Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory unintentionally uncovered a process that uses tiny bits of carbon and

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored the Engineered Carbon

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

by Ron Cascone (Nexant, Inc.)  Shown here is a current version of an iconic cost curve, or “stack chart” generated in an

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

New Process for Producing Methane Discovered by American Biochemists

by JP Casey (Power Technology)  … A team of biochemists from Utah State University and the University of Washington has reported

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — February 28-March 1, 2018 — Tampa, FL

  10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit   —   February 28-March 1, 2018   —   Tampa, FL

ACI’s 10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit 2018 will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EERC, Red Trail Energy Continue to Reduce CO2 Emissions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Red Trail Energy LLC and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Key to Low-Carbon Future, Scientist Argues

(Biofuels International)  A scientist from the University of Manchester has argued that developing a modern bioenergy and biofuels system “has huge

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Advance to Go!: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Next-Gen Technologies and Markets opens in San Francisco with a

October 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  “Never fall in love with a feedstock”, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren spends a considerable amount

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Highlighted in UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

(Biofuels International)  A plan for cutting carbon emissions while growing the economy has been released by the UK government. ‘The Clean

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE Publishes Report on Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture

(U.S. Department of Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently published the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

MSU Research to Harness Algae to Contain Power Plant Emissions

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Investing in Sustainable Greenhouse Growing Systems

(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Cision)  Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry is an important driver of economic growth in Canada. The Government of Canada continues to

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 15-16, 2018 — Cologne, Germany

  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   March 15-16, 2018   —   Cologne, Germany

Meet leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world!  Big

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

A Smart, Faster Path to Zero Lifecycle Emission: Advances from the EU in Direct Carbon Capture from Air

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  The most scalable solution is liquid fuels that use water, captured CO2 and renewable

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Collaborates With Swayana (South Africa) to Use Carbon Capture Technology

(Biofuels International/Lanza Tech/Swayana)  South African company, Swayana is collaborating with carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, with headquarters in Chicago USA, to introduce

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

From Fish Tank to Gas Tank

(University of Dayton)  Once known only as the slimy scourge of backyard ponds and lakes, algae is emerging as a

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Becoming a Carbon Superhero: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biofuels Using Atmospheric CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Michael Huessmann and John Benemann gave this illuminating overview of Microalgae Biofuels Production on CO2

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon: The Final Frontier

by Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech/Biofuels Digest)  … With recent prices of renewables at <$0.04/KWh, it is no longer a question of if but

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop — May 23-24, 2017 — Orlando, FL

  U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop   —   May 23-24, 2017   —   Orlando, FL

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Sees Greater Collaboration with DOE Office of Fossil Energy in Its Future

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This morning at the “Defense Production Act (DPA) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project Round

March 1, 2017 Read Full Article

PHYCO2, MSU Make Wastewater Reusable through Pure Algae Growth

(PHYCO2/Biodiesel Magazine)  PHYCO2 LLC, an emerging algae production, waste water treatment and carbon dioxide sequestration company, announced the successful treatment of wastewater

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol CO2 & Concrete Cement a Relationship

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete while reducing its carbon footprint. —  Carbon dioxide from a

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Petition for rCCU Integration in the RED Presented to European Commission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, a petition for Carbon capture and use support was presented to Marie Donnelly,

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada Showcases New Algae Biorefinery to Reduce CO2 Emissions

(The National Research Council of Canada/Biodiesel Magazine)… Canada’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project, a collaborative research effort between the National Research

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Biofuels, Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy.

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

CO2 Capture for Use: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Antecy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Capturing and concentrate (ambient) CO2 at low prices for direct use and production of fuels

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Experts on Carbon Capture and Use Launch “Include CCU in RED” Petition in EU

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, a group of experts are petitioning European decision makers involved in the revision

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: New Approaches May Unlock Dairy Methane’s Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the newer arrivals in Florida’s small bio-based industry is Culture Biosystems, which produces

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Lorenz Bauer and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  In this report, we are focused on bioenergy and

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Cature and Utilization Act Would Support Algae Technologies

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and five of his Senate colleagues introduced today the Carbon Capture and

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Modeling Predicts which Counties Could Store More Carbon in Soil by Growing Bioenergy Crops

by Katie Elyce Jones (Phys.Org)  To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of

July 19, 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

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

The Carbon XPRIZE: Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate

by  Marcius Extavour and Paul Bunje (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Under the right conditions, biofuels and biomass-based energy systems can be sustainable,

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

What is the Worst Waste?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is the worst waste actually the most toxic and odious waste, like nuclear?  Or, rather,

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

PHYCO2, MSU Announce Breakthrough in Algae Technology

(PHYCO2/Biomass Magazine)  PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

nova Session on Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) — May 4, 2016 — Cologne, Germany

  nova Session on Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU)  —  May 4, 2016  —  Cologne, Germany

Interested experts from industry, associations, policy and civil society are now invited to get up-to-date and thoroughly discuss the latest

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae & CCS: Incremental Heroes

(Algae Biomass Organization)  As we noted in a recent post, Carbon Balance and Management journal published a study in late

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Where’s the Algae?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This week, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced an amendment  that would provide tax credit

April 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Requests Information on Carbon Use and Reuse Technology Opportunities for the U.S. Power Generation Sector

(Department of Energy)  DOE is considering more significant support for Research & Development (R&D) in carbon use. It is surveying

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Is It the perfect Energy Solution? Where Solar, Carbon Capture and Bio Collide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of these days your personal transportation system might look like this. A solar or

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

IKEA Joins Advanced Bioeconomy via Newlight Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, IKEA and Newlight Technologies have entered into a supply, collaboration, and technology license

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation

(National Energy Technology Laboratory) The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers to Produce Aviation Fuel from CO2, Waste Biomass

(Heriot-Watt University/Biomass Magazine)  Heriot-Watt University is to lead a £2 million ($2.98 million) project to develop low carbon aviation fuels

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

17 Answers for Your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

In Santa’s Stocking: 3 Big Wins for Renewable Fuels, Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $1 biodiesel tax credit extended through 2016, and much more. In Washington, lawmakers in the

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

HeidelbergCement, Joule Exploring Carbon-Neutral Fuels from Cement CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The quest for affordable, sustainable, point-sourced CO2 brings Joule to Germany and the cement business.

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Tough questions asked at industry conferences, and elsewhere on the industry circuit. Q. We’ve heard

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Low oil prices, company mergers or evolving business strategies may be easily spun

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

De Gruyter Publishes Textbook: Biorefineries – An Introduction

(De Gruyter)  The use of biomass as a resource for fuels and chemicals is a very important topic in chemical

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Introducing the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

by Paul Bunje (NRG COSIA)  More than a decade ago, a group of researchers published a landmark study showing the

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Crack Spread, Crush Spread, Fuse Spread

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most fundamental economic in the oil & gas business has historically been the crack

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

PhyCO2, MSU Develop Algae Tech to Capture Power Plant CO2

(PhyCO2/Biomass Magazine)  Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s revolutionary and

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol to Distribute Ethanol through Protec Fuel

(Algenol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management LLC

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Tailpipe to Tank

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Stuart Licht has designed the ultimate recycling machine. The solar reactor that he and colleagues

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Conjuring Chemical Cornucopias out of Thin Air

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Liquid fuels aren’t the only things made from oil. Chemical companies start with oil to

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who are Joule? Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide and Its Practical, Green Uses

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … WHEN CO2 is the subject of discussion, outside of those in the gas

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Could Diesel Made from Air Help Tackle Climate Change?

by Padraig Belton (BBC) … German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minister of Education

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Stepping Up Progress in Algal Biotechnology

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Industrial Biotechnology)  Algae, with their ability to consume carbon dioxide and create oxygen, are widely

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Cash from CO2 Trash: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Accelergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Accelergy uses advanced catalysts and state-of-the-art process technologies to transform natural gas, biomass, and/or coal

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The Climate Change Parrot Sketch: Is Coal Dead, or Merely Resting? Can Carbon Capture Save the Day?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Generally, Digest readers around the world fall into a third category, because they are NEMBEEists.

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgae-Based Carbon Capture Tech Developed

by Tang Chia-ling and Jake Chung (Taipei Times)  An inter-university research team has developed a microalgae-based carbon capture technology and

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Bill iIncludes Language Benefiting Bioenergy, Algae

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On July 22, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources introduced a bipartisan

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

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