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The R&D Platform: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy Technologies Office Strategic Vision

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Commercialization Partnerships: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels and Biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Team Discovers Enzyme Domains that Dramatically Improve Performance

(Phys.Org/ National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  It was more than 10 years in the making, but when it came to uncovering the secrets of the molecular structure of enzymes, perseverance paid off.

March 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Oklahoma Cellulosic Diesel Facility Achieves D7 Q-RIN Status

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  D7 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Weaver

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

CON: Keep the Renewable Fuel Standard but Reboot It by Using Bio-Masses instead of Corn

by Michael E. Kraft  (Tribune News Service/Bradenton Herald)  … Ideally, Congress would reboot the renewable fuel mandate in a new way for today’s economy, and design it as one component of a

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Producers Where and How to Grow Cellulosic Biofuel Crops

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/Science Daily)  A new report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Make Haste Slowly: The Story of Anellotech’s Journey towards a Bio-BTX Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In it, we are reminded that innovation is a never-ending war between two brothers named Urgency and Diligence — and the conflict comes roaring back to life when we

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Can the European Union Afford to Phase Out Conventional Biofuels?

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On November 7th, 2017, industrial experts, leaders and policy makers alike met for the 20th Annual World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference held in Brussels,

December 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

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

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Expanding Brazilian Sugarcane Could Dent Global CO2 Emissions

(Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’ Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

by Jeremy Rumsey and Heidi Hill (U.S. Department of Energy)   Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends — trends of critical importance and that carry the likelihood of having long-lasting

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Iogen CEO Foody Lands Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy was presented to Brian Foody at the 2017 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference. The award was

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative. John Pieper from Dupont Industrial Biosciences

March 2, 2017 Read Full Article

POET-DSM Plans On-Site Enzyme Manufacturing Facility at Project Liberty

(POET)  POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals.  The facility will be integrated into the Project Liberty technology

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have completed a survey of the economic activities and rural jobs that a corn stover bioeconomy can offer,

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Innovative Refinery to Turn Municipal Waste into High-Grade Fuel

by Paul Krajewski  (High River Times)  A waste diversion company is working toward constructing a one-of-a-kind clean refinery near High River to produce renewable diesel from landfill debris. After years

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Highlights Work to Enable the Billion-Ton Vision

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Regional Feedstock Partnership (the Partnership)—a multi-institutional collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, representatives from land-grant universities, and industry—was

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production

by Kathleen Tuck (Boise State University)  A paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research Center, looks at how Clostridium thermocellum breaks down and converts

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesia’s Delusional Strategy for Reducing GHG Emissions

(International Council on Clean Transportation)  …  Indonesia’s policies promoting the development of biofuels has always been portrayed as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Government officials and the oil

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Alternative Jet Fuels Tackle Rising Aviation Emissions

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued an endangerment finding for aircraft, indicating that greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft are hazardous to

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at least ten percent renewable fuel, like ethanol, made right here

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful,

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to feedstocks? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison Goss-Eng answered the question in this update, given at ABLC Feedstocks.

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

CTS Process Continues To Expand Product Pathways With Advancement To Military Grade Jet Fuel JP-8, An Advanced Cellulosic Aviation Biofuel

(The Street/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”) , is pleased to announce that as the scientific and engineering team at subsidiary Ek Laboratories continues to optimize the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

De-risking the Supply Chain: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ag

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 1998 in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ag is the largest, most experienced agricultural biomass supply company in the US.  Today, Pacific Ag provides

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline. Until now, though, it’s only been an idea. We’ve

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Equipment for Biomass: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to New Holland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New Holland makes a wide range of farming, construction equipment; with related financing: excavators, loaders (backhoe, wheel, skid steer), crawler dozers, motor graders. Scott Wangsgard

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Fertilizer Use Negate the Climate Benefit of Cellulosic Biofuels?

(Michigan State University/AgProfessional.com)  … The study, conducted by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, found that using nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops sharply  increases the amount of

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

The New Cellulosic Value Chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In April, we reported that Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for cellulosic dextrose from Comet’s upcoming first commercial plant

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing. The

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE-Funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers – the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (University

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Businesswire)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

by Patricia McDaniels (University of Tennessee)  A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path

March 4, 2016 Read Full Article

One-Stop Shop for Biofuels

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) … Led by Seema Singh and Blake Simmons, JBEI researchers have developed a “high-gravity” one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass that gives

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Holds Promise, But Can We Get It Right?

by Loni Kemp (NRDC/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)   The next ethanol boom is most likely to come from cellulose feedstocks, yet US policy is unprepared to ensure that harvest of annual crop residues

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action

by Marcel van Berkel (GF Biochemicals/Biofuels Digest)  There is a clear and growing need for new chemical building blocks. … For instance, fuels and additives derived from local-sourced cellulosic waste can offset

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Documentary Series on Industrial Transformation, The New Places, Debuts with a Focus on DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Dupont Cellulosic Ethanol project in Nevada, Iowa is the debut subject of The Digest’s online short-subject documentary series, The New Places, which

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Multifunctional Landscapes: Site Characterization and Field-Scale Design to Incorporate Biomass Production into an Agricultural System

by Herbert Ssegane, M. Cristina Negri, John Quinn, Meltem Urgun-Demirtas (Biomass and Bioenergy)  Design of a multifunctional landscape by integrating cellulosic biofuel production into an existing agricultural system.  The design does

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working to develop the advanced biofuels industry in a way that

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Association Launches Annual Statistical Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) publicly released its annual Statistical Report, with MEPs Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) and Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA, HU)

October 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Stems, Sticks Seen Driving Biofuel’s Next Expansion After 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The next generation of biofuels that don’t use food crops as a raw material are starting to take hold, with a big expansion of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Feedstocks of the Future

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Commercial-scale production and harvest of several annual and perennial biomass feedstocks is under way, paving the way for biofuels, biopower and biobased products. —

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Advancing Alongside Ag

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  An example of sheer innovation over time, farmers today grow five times as much corn as they did in the 1930s, on 20 percent less

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Gina Lewin Explores How Ants Break Down Cellulose

by Silke Schmidt (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  … In the summer of 2009, Gina Lewin participated in a National Science Foundation-funded program called Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), which invites college

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research Uncovers Natural Fungicide

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported today (March 9, 2015) the discovery of a chemical compound called poacic

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Deinove Strengthens Its Position in the United States

(AG-IP-News/Deinove)  DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced in a press release

February 26, 2015 Read Full Article

New Farmer Co-Operative to Help Build Ontario Bioeconomy

(Farmers.com/Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative)  A group of Ontario farmers have a plan to convert crop residue into cellulosic sugar to

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Feedstocks, Techniques, and Enzymes: The Critical Trio in Any Cellulosic Ethanol Project

(Global BioBusiness)  It may be surprising to know that, strictly speaking, there is no such thing as “cellulosic ethanol”. Instead,

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Major Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium Launches

by Jessica Martin (Washington University in St. Louis)   The government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Breaking the Cycle of “Agricultural Landfill”: Can Cellulosic Ethanol Offer a Path to More No-Till Farming?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could diverting agricultural residues for cellulosic ethanol solve the problem of tilling agricultural residues into

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Makers Are Trying To Give Big Oil A Run For Its Money

by Ken Silverstein (Forbes)  Big Oil can’t put the brakes on a new renewable fuels factory in Iowa — one

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Braskem Joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene

(Amyris)  Partnership aims to develop and produce renewable isoprene for production of tire and other rubber applications Amyris, Braskem and

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

One Man’s Trash Turns into Fuel

by Jeff DeYoung (Iowa Farmer Today)  Mike Greenfield has more than 80 percent of his corn residue contracted to DuPont for

August 25, 2014 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Bioenergy: America's Energy Future

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the

August 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Building a Long Term, Sustainable Supply Chain for Cellulosic Biofuels Industry

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) On Tuesday, July 15 2014, Biofuels Digest hosted a webinar discussing creating sustainable supply

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Dyadic, CIMV to Collaborate on Second Generation Biofuels

(Dyadic International Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Dyadic International Inc., a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop,

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Pleased with EPA Approval of Corn Fiber as Cellulosic Feedstock

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule approving additional Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

New Technique May Reduce Biofuel Production Costs

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Aphios Granted Patent for Cellulosic Biomass Pretreatment

(Aphios/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aphios Corp. has announced that it was granted U.S. Patent No. 8,540,847 entitled “Methods and Apparatus for

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Acritaz Greentech Taps Cool Planet System for Commercial Biorefineries in Malaysia

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

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Scientists Look to Nature to Develop Biofuel Catalysts

(Argonne Leadership Computing Facility/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Scientists working at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility are looking to nature’s catalysts, enzymes,

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Southwest Ontario Can Support Biomass-to-Sugar Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Ontario Federation of Agriculture recently announced that a value chain consortium has presented

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

City Runs into Problems during Test Burn of MFA Biofuel

by Jacob Barker (Columbia Daily Tribune)  A giant grass grown through a federal program with MFA Oil didn’t work out

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Pioneers Get the Arrows, Settlers Get the Gold

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In the years ahead, as cellulose, algae, sweet sorghum and other promising feedstocks emerge,

August 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Inventure International (Pte) Limited Closes $7.2 Million Financing Round

(Inventure/PR NewsWire)  Inventure International (Pte) Limited, holding company of renewable process technology leader Inventure Renewables Inc., recently closed a $7.2 million round

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

International Energy Agency Publishes Global Update of Advanced, Cellulosic Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39 group recently published a report that outlines

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels: Good, But How Good?

by Thomas W. Kerlin (ISA Interchange)  …Plants convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar via photosynthesis using energy from the

March 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Indicates Corn Cob Removal Would Not Reduce Soil Quality

by Ann Perry (US Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Corn crop residues are often left on harvested

February 11, 2013 Read Full Article

The 8 Upsides of the New Ethanol

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  The technologies out there are five in number. They are all in commercial deployment now,

January 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy Production from Marginal Lands in the US Midwest

by Ilya Gelfand, Ritvik Sahajpal, Xuesong Zhang, R. César Izaurralde, Katherine L. Gross & G. Philip Robertson (Nature)  …An alternative

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Generation 1.5 Ethanol: The Bridge to Cellulosic Biofuels

by Philip W. Madson (Ethanol Across America)  …Considering the development path of Gen 1 to better understand the current state of

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Perspectives on 2013: Ethanol Industry Executives Approach 2013 with Optimism and Concern.

by Holly Jessen & Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Looking into the future, Jeff Roskam, CEO of the Kansas Alliance

November 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Ocean Renewable Energy: The Next Frontier?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Christopher D. Barry and Paul Kamen of the Ocean Renewable Energy Society of Naval Architects

September 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Cheaper Chemicals from Algae, Farms, and Forests

(Business Wire/Lux Research)  Harvesting Technologies Can Cut Feedstock Costs by $25 per Ton, says Lux Research. The bio-based materials and

August 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol May Play Role in Local Biofuel Production

by Kelly Madsen (Iowa State Daily)  For the past decade, corn ethanol has predominated Midwest biofuel production. But with increased

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Mast from Classic Racing Yacht Holds One of the Keys to Sustainable Biofuels

…A detailed structure of crystalline cellulose in algae was produced a decade ago. But only about half of the cellulose

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

A New Generation of Renewable Fuels Is on the Horizon

by Wayne Seames  (American Oil Chemists Society/Inform Magazine)  A new generation of technologies to generate renewable fuels is nearing commercialization.

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Generating Ethanol from Lignocellulose Possible, but Large Cost Reductions Still Needed

(Wiley-Blackwell/ScienceNewsLine)   The production of ethanol from lignocellulose-rich materials such as wood residues, waste paper, used cardboard and straw cannot

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Looking at Biofuel Plant for Local Area

by Angela Brown (Central Plains Herald-Leader)  Shell Canada is looking into the possibility of establishing a biofuel plant in the

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Genome-scale Network of Rice Genes to Speed the Development of Biofuel Crops

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Create RiceNet for Predicting Genetic Functions in Rice The first genome-scale model

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  A Georgia company says it has overcome a major roadblock in turning agricultural

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Traffic Jams Reduce Hydrolytic Efficiency of Cellulase on Cellulose Surface

by Kiyohiko Igarashi, Takayuki Uchihashi, Anu Koivula, Masahisa Wada, Satoshi Kimura, Tetsuaki Okamoto, Merja Penttilä, Toshio Ando, and Masahiro Samejima (Science Magazine)   A deeper mechanistic understanding of

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The ailing United States’ economy would receive a much needed boost with the commercial development of

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers Find Potential Key for Unlocking Biomass Energy

(Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  LANL molecular model helps expose cellulose weakness Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

No Eureka Moments in Long U.S. Campaign to Crack Cellulosic Code

by Paul Voosen (New York Times/Greenwire)  …For eons, plants have locked the sun’s energy into complex strands of sugar, used

July 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Purdue Research Investigates Digestive Enzymes in Termites

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Delving into termite guts to find the best cellulases or lignocellulases to efficiently convert cellulose

July 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Aiming for the Complete Utilization of Sugar-Beet Pulp: Examination of the Effects of Mild Acid and Hydrothermal Pretreatment Followed by Enzymatic Digestion.(Research)

Stefan Kuhnel; Henk A Schols; Harry Gruppen (Biotechnology for Biofuels/Highbeam Business)  Sugar-beet pulp (SBP) consists of up to 75% w/w

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazilalot: Heard on the Floor at World Biofuels Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The hottest companies in bioenergy all know it – the name of the game is

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Update on DDCE Cellulosic Ethanol Projects

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Two and a half years ago DuPont partnered with Danisco (whom DuPont is now acquiring) to

February 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell, Codexis to Roll Out Cellulose Technology for Biofuel

by Eduard Gismatullin  (Bloomberg)   Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, and Codexis Inc. will roll out technology this year to make

February 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Tagging the Most Promising Feedstocks for Biofuels

by Cole Gustafson (Western Farm Press/North Dakota State University Extension Service)  A USDA-funded study is developing new pricing and trading

February 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Poet’s Broin Says E27 Is Needed to Satisfy RFS

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet LLC CEO Jeff Broin told attendees at a recent energy conference that the

December 12, 2010 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuels: The Post-Alcohol World

(The Economist)  Biofuels are back. This time they might even work. MAKE something people want to buy at a price they

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Miscanthus Commercial Varieties and their Production

by Dr. Neal Gutterson (President and Chief Executive Officer, Mendel Biotechnologies, Inc.)  Dr. Gutterson details the activities of Mendel Biotechnologies relevant to

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Logistics: Demonstration of a Large-Scale Integrated Switchgrass Supply Chain

by Dr. Kelly Tiller (President and Chief Executive Officer, Genera Energy, LLC)  Dr. Tiller details the large commitment the state of Tennessee

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Corn Stover the Next Big Biofuel?

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   If the cobs, stalks and leaves left behind after corn harvest become the next big

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Signs 15 Year Feedstock Supply Contract for Fulton, MS Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

(PRNewsWire)  BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Shows Promise

By Kerri Ebert (Midwest Producer)  …Kansas State University agricultural economist David Lambert has been developing economic models focusing on how

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

A New Tool for Improving Switchgrass

by Dennis O’Brien  (USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genetics

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

IEA Releases Landmark “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities” Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … IEA Bioenergy, part of the International Energy Agency, has published its report “Status of 2nd Generation

July 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010

by Dina Bacovsky, Michal Dallos, Manfred Worgetter (International Energy Agency Task 39)   Driven by the need to partly replace fossil transport

July 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Firm Selected to Supply R&D Equipment for Pretreatment of Biomass

(PR Newswire)  AdvanceBio Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based technology company, has been awarded a contract by The Pennsylvania State University to supply

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Gene Discovery Potential Key to Cost-Competitive Cellulosic Ethanol

(Oak Ridge National Lab)  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving strains of microorganisms used to

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Novozymes and Ceres Partner on Biofuel Crops

(Ceres)   Companies take step towards commercialization of low-carbon biofuels from switchgrass and other energy crops. Energy crop company Ceres, Inc.

May 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Second Plant Pathway Could Improve Nutrition, Biofuel Production

Purdue University scientists have defined a hidden second option plants have for making an essential amino acid that could be

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Feedstock Harvest from Conservation Reserve Program Land in Northwestern Oklahoma

by B. C. Venuto and J. A. Daniel (Crop Science)  Development of a biofuel industry based on biomass will require

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Grassoline at the Pump

by George W. Huber and Bruce E. Dale (Scientific American)  Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast growing grasses

July 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels

by Mark Jacobs (Meridian Institute). He represented the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP). CSBP is developing the standards to

March 20, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Enzymatic Deconstruction of Xylan for Biofuel Production

by Dylan Dodd and Isaac K. O. Cann  (Global Change Biology Bioenergy)   The combustion of fossil-derived fuels has a significant impact on

February 27, 2009 Read Full Article

International GeneSyst Converts Municipal Waste to Ethanol

GeneSyst upgraded the weak acid hydrolysis process to convert biomass from municipal waste to fuel ethanol by making it a

March 30, 2008 Read Full Article

Graduate students and American Indian tribes work for biofuel solutions

March 14, 2008    In the midst of rising concern about energy sources, many are looking at local, waste-derived biofuels as

March 14, 2008 Read Full Article

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