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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

Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the Buzz from ABLC Global 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It was, at times, not unlike the old trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and that was no coincidence, for there was optimism abounding

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Graphene Takes a Step toward Renewable Fuel

(Linköping University/Phys.Org)  Using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert

November 9, 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

German-Language STEM Workshops at University of Rhode Island for High School Students–CO2 Experiment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) For scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, Germany offers a broad range of opportunities when it comes to higher education and professional development. The University

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rule Change Likely to Take Months, Even Years

by Charles Dunlap (The Mexico Ledger)  … “The question is whether there will be a restraining order prohibiting the rules to go forward or not,” Murphy (Steve Murphy, POET general manager at

October 29, 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

Senators to Trump Administration: Don’t Challenge California’s Clean Car Standards

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein) Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today was joined by 22 senators in calling on the Trump administration to end its challenge of California’s authority to set vehicle emission

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Production of Renewable Gas from Waste Wood

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) KIT’s researchers succeeded in producing renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for honeycomb methanation. The quality of this synthetic natural gas

October 11, 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

Company Hopes to Convert Ethanol Plant to Methane

(Quay County Sun)  If all goes according to plan, a long-closed ethanol plant in Tucumcari may be converted into a methane plant and become fully operational by mid-2020. Tucumcari Bio-Energy Co.

October 8, 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

Canadian University and Xebec Embark on Power-to-Renewable Gas Project

(Xebec/McGill University/NGV Journal)  Xebec Adsorption Inc. will co-develop a prototype reactor to produce renewable natural gas using a power-to-gas (P2G) process with McGill University. This process combines electricity generated from renewable

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Everything You Need to Know about Wednesday’s Cars CO2 Vote

by Greg Archer (Transport & Environment/EurActiv)  While most of the political attention is – rightly – focused on the headline target for CO2 reduction, the discussion on car emissions has also much

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemists Demonstrate Sustainable Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air. They report their findings in Nature

September 25, 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

EPA’s SAB to Address Biogenic CO2 Framework at Sept. 26 Meeting

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced its Chartered Science Advisory Board will hold a teleconference Sept. 26 to address several issues, including a new draft SAB review

September 18, 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

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

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

New Approach Derives Hydrogen from Algae

by Elizabeth Montalbano (Design News)  Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have discovered a novel way to develop biofuel from green algae.  —  …One of the most promising alternatives has been

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new

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

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

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

(Japan for Sustainability)  Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in developing a new biofuel cell system with the functions of a solar cell and the ability

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has

July 20, 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

Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time

(California Air Resources Board)  Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%  —  … The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2 percent increase

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Royal Netherlands Air Force First to Operate F-16 Fighting Falcon on SAF

(Bioenergy International)  Over the next fortnight, one F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will operate from Leeuwarden Air Base on a 5 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel

July 11, 2018 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 Water to Hydrogen Biofuel – ASU Uses Light-Driven Energy Extraction

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis

July 9, 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

In a Q&A with The Washington Post on Friday, Wheeler Showed He Differs from Pruitt

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  In a Q&A with The Washington Post on Friday, (EPA Acting Administrator Scott) Wheeler showed he differs from Pruitt in at least one major way. He

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Boss of Teesside Plant at Centre of Beer CO2 Shortage Explains How to Stop Future Problems

by Kelly Price (Teeside Live)  Ensus says a change in the law on PETROL could secure its future – and keep the CO2 flowing to the food and drink industry  —  Bosses

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

ICAO Council Reaches Landmark Decision on Aviation Emissions Offsetting

(International Civil Aviation Organization) The ICAO Council made important headway today on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’.  

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

AAPCA Releases 2018 Edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told

(Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies)  Today, the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) released the 2018 edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told: Profiles and Success Stories in Air Pollution

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes

June 28, 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

How Induced Innovation Lowers the Cost of a Carbon Tax

by Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost of reducing CO2 emissions. If the revenues are recycled to

June 25, 2018 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

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

Indian Researchers Create an Artificial Leaf Which Consumes Sunlight and Carbon Dioxide to Produce Energy

by Amit Jha (Crazy Engineers)  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have found a novel approach to produce energy by using sunlight and carbon dioxide. By using a collection of

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA to Change How It Considers Costs, Benefits of Regulations COMMENTS DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to

June 8, 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

Waiver Wire: Why Is the Biofuels Industry up in Arms about Oil Refinery Waivers?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But they’re part of the Washington dialogue this month, waivers and easy outs, since reports surfaced in media that the US Environmental Protection Agency granted a

May 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment 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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found: Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same

May 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Electricity-Based Fuels: As Much as Needed for the Sake of the Climate, as Little as Possible for the Sake of Efficiency

(Agora Verkehrswende and Agora Energiewende)  … The production of power-based synthetic fuels is a multi-stage process. First, clean energy from wind or PV electrolyzes water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, the

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are

May 7, 2018 0 comment 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 research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Latest in Bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

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

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels Are an Important Part of the Solution

(Methanol Institute/EIN Presswire)   The Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Syngenta: Cellerate Technology Can Benefit Ethanol Producers

(Syngenta/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ace Ethanol to Install D3MAX Technology at Its Stanley, Wisconsin Facility

(BBI International/PR Newswire)  Adoption of both D3MAX and Whitefox Technologies will result in making the Stanley ethanol plant one of the

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

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For those newer to the field, one of the problems of using biomass to make

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemicals, a Second Life for Carbon: The Digest’s 2018 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 no

April 19, 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

Algae with Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Hawaii at Hilo announced that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored

April 16, 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

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,

April 2, 2018 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

CO2 Reuse Summit — May 16-17, 2018 — Zurich, Switzerland

  CO2 Reuse Summit   —   May 16-17, 2018   —   Zurich, Switzerland

The world is constantly looking for pathways to sustainable future. One of the biggest issues are increasing CO2 emissions, which

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Airgas to Build Two Production Facilities in California

(Airgas/Business Wire)  Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, today announced plans to increase its presence in California with the construction

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Engineering Clostridia: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to n-Butanol Production from Biomass and CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE is supporting a project to develop engineered clostridia strains and fermentation process that can

March 5, 2018 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

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

Carbon-Negative Fuels in the Spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision Make Material Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The biggest news along that front represents early-stage technology, but we read here that engineers at Ohio State announced

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s not every day that scientists stumble upon novel ways to make biofuel, but that’s

February 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Air Liquide Opens a Unique CO2 Recovery Plant in Johnstown, ON

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide invested over $30 million these past two years to build this new facility and enhance its bulk

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Emergent Research Could Forge New Paths to Biodiesel’s Future

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Young scientists presented their ongoing biodiesel research projects during a panel at the National Biodiesel Conference

February 7, 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

European Union to Prioritize Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Air Transport Action Group)  The aviation industry today welcomed a move by the European Parliament to ensure that sustainable aviation

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Illinois Soybean Association : B20 Biodiesel Use Translates To $1.2M Health Cost Savings

(4-Traders) New calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 biodiesel fuel is used

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Soaring SUV Sales Drive Record-Low Carbon Emissions, EPA Says

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner) … “Sport utility vehicles reached record-high market share, while also achieving record-low CO2 emissions and

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Becomes KLM’s Latest Biofuel Partner

(SkyNRG) Air Traffic Control the Netherlands is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. This will enable KLM to increase investment in sustainable

January 22, 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

From CO2 to Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  How can the construction industry do its share to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases connected to global

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Boosting Ethanol’s Value via CO2 Use: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Projects Named as Semi-Finalists in Ontario Competition

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Ontario Centres of Excellence have announced 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge, which

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

As Ships Risk “Unseaworthy” Rating, Warns IMO, Bioenergy Is a Key to Saving Them

by Ron Cascone (Nexant)  Reuters reported on November 16, 2017 an International Maritime Organization (IMO) declaration that ships not meeting stack sulfur

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7 Percent of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

( São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP/EurekAlert!)  Expansion of sugarcane cultivation for biofuel in areas not under environmental protection or reserved

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Emissions by Plant Respiration Will Have Large Impact on Climate

(EurekAlert!/University of Minnesota)  Study finds that emission rates are 30 percent higher than previously predicted  —  New findings by researchers from the

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Does Regulating Indirect Land Use Change Work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

A Green Take on Carbon Dioxide

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … This thought represents giving hope to CO2 recovery from biofuels, via understanding uses

November 15, 2017 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

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

New England Power Generators Association/Environmental NGO Letter on Regional Transportation Emissions

(New England Power Generators Association)  NEPGA letter – with the Acadia Center, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Union of

November 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

KLM and Costa Rica Start Unique Cooperation to Make Aviation More Sustainable

(KLM) The Costa Rican government and KLM have joined hands to combat carbon dioxide emissions. Over the coming months, they will

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Negative, Compression Ignition: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

One-Step Reforming of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Yields Fuels, Chemicals

by S. Himmelstein (Engineering 360/IEEE)  A new plasma synthesis process promises to enhance greenhouse gas emissions control while producing valuable chemical feedstocks. The technology

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

Ethanol Industry Ideal Carbon Source for Advanced Oil Recovery

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Occidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into

October 3, 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

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene  —  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s

September 21, 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

How Two Microbes Joined Forces to Produce Bio-diesel from Carbon Waste

by Tv Jayan (The Hindu)  JNU researchers discover bacteria from Rajasthan, Ladakh, use them as catalysts  —  Using microbes growing

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Cyborg Bacteria Outperform Plants When Turning Sunlight into Useful Compounds

(American Chemical Society)  … “Rather than rely on inefficient chlorophyll to harvest sunlight, I’ve taught bacteria how to grow and

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Posts Materials for SAB Review of Biogenic CO2 Framework

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has posted new materials related to a quality review scheduled to

August 25, 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

Carbon Conversion

by Whitney Clavin (California Institute of Technology)  A new additive helps researchers more selectively convert CO2 to multicarbon fuels  —  Chemists

August 11, 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

HGVs Fuelled with Compressed Biomethane Emit 84% Less CO2

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lorries using the UK’s first gas filling station emitted 84% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than equivalent diesel vehicles,

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Italy’s ‘First’ Municipal Waste to Methane Plant Inaugurated

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new plant for the production of biomethane and carbon dioxide has been inaugurated and started operation in

July 25, 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

Indian Oil’s Landmark Project for Fuels+, from Refinery Waste CO2: The Partner? It’s LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Turkey, at the World Petroleum Congress, India’s flagship national oil company Indian Oil Corporation

July 12, 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

Stanford Discovery Could Lead to Sustainable Source of the Fuel Additive Ethanol

by Mark Schwartz (Stanford News)  Most of the fuel additive ethanol used in the U.S. is made from corn. But

June 21, 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

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuels from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Soletair Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Making Ethanol from CO2 at ORNL Sparks Considerable Interest

by Carolyn Krause (OakRidger)  …   According to the video, the ORNL nanotechnology researchers were experimenting with graphene, a single layer

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide from Flue Gas v. Concentrated By-Product Chemical Sources; and the Impact of Distribution Costs on Economic Feasibility

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … Concentrated by-product sources such as ethanol v. Lean flue gas fermentation is a

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Euro 6 Ethanol Truck Joins the Exhibition Next Week!

(Svebio)  We’re pleased to inform that the Scania Euro 6 ethanol truck joins the vehicle exhibition at Advanced Biofuels Conference

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

The Commission’s Proposal on the Revision of the Renewable Energies Directive (RED II): Impacts on Bio-Based Materials and CO 2 Use

(Bio-Based News (Google Translation))  The nova Institute has analyzed the Commission’s new RED II proposal and presented the most important

May 3, 2017 0 comment 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

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – and Slow Climate Change — Just Reached a New Milestone

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

US-Based Researchers Develop System for Converting Waste Methane to Microbial Biomass

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  A new paper by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) describes a process that captures methane

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

UAI Challenges CRC Ethanol Study, Calls Test Procedures Flawed

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative is calling the results of a new Coordinating Research Council emissions study “one

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process

(Bioenergy Insight)  US-based science and engineering centre Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Singapore Budget 2017: 6 Things to Know about the New Carbon Tax, Tweaked Vehicle Emissions Schemes

by Lydia Lam (Straits Times)  Singapore plans to implement a carbon tax from 2019, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon

(Bloomberg)  Europe’s promise to lower greenhouse-gas emissions looked bright a dozen years ago, when its leaders created the first big

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume One: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing

(Scrivener Publishing)  The most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all the possible aspects for biofeedstock processing and the production of

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by  Steffen Mueller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol

February 9, 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

Transport CO2 Isn’t Slowing Just Yet

by Anthony Adragna  (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2050 are expected to be at the same level

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Land-Use Change Possibly Produces More Carbon Dioxide than Assumed So Far

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)  Climate Researchers Study Impacts of Land-use Change on Carbon Dioxide – Reforestation Is Important to Climate

February 6, 2017 0 comment 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

Boosting Ethanol’s Value via CO2 Use: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2,

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall Below Transportation Sector Emissions

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (January 10, 2017) the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

From Waste CO2 to Everyday Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

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