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This Is an Algorithm, That Is Alive: The Rise of Arzeda and Digital Biology
December 8, 2017 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The question is being raised all over Silicon Valley — and increasingly around the world — if biotechnology is essentially a branch of information technology. 

Investors, theorists, entrepreneurs are forming a thesis that profound …

New Pathways, Better Biofuels
November 28, 2017 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Erika Ebsworth-Goold  (Washington University in St. Louis/The Source)  An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis is using e. coli to manufacture biofuel. New research from the lab further refines the process. … Scientists have previously …

Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in Industrial Biotech Fermentation
September 6, 2017 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most visible advanced industrial fermentation target for a number of years has been cellulosic ethanol, but the targets are diversifying and cellulosics themselves are shifting gears from process to …

Amyris Announces Key Advancements Under DARPA Multi-Year Technology Investment Agreement — Enables Development of Industrial-Scale Fermentation Process For Virtually Any Biological Molecule
May 2, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that it has successfully expanded its world-class expertise in strain engineering and optimization to 26 key metabolic precursors across multiple organisms, as part of its …

Diamond Green Diesel Expanding to 275M Gallon Capacity to Meet Booming Renewable Diesel Demand
March 20, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Louisiana, the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd (275 million gallons per …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Achieves Breakthrough as LanzaTech Produces Jet Fuel from Waste Gases for Virgin Atlantic
September 15, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Virgin Atlantic)  For the first time ever, 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel has been produced from ‘Lanzanol’, LanzaTech’s low carbon ethanol; Producing the world’s first jet fuel derived from waste industrial gases from steel mills via …

California Energy Commission Grant: Altex & Unitel Partner to Demonstrate a New Technology for Making Synthetic Gasoline from Biomass
April 6, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire / Unitel Technologies)   –Unitel Technologies announced that Altex Technologies has selected Unitel to provide engineering services to design and build a pilot system that will produce 1 BPD of synthetic gasoline from biomass. …

Scientists Turn to GMOs in Search of Better Biofuels
March 14, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Christina Maza (Christian Science Monitor) … Now, researchers across the US are pouring resources into discovering whether it’s possible to produce sustainable biofuel through selective plant breeding and genetic modification. That technique, which has generated …

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP renewable fuels technology
March 10, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

NASA Should Be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
February 8, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at a way to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass-based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US …

Discovery Advances Biowaste-to-Jet Fuel Research
December 4, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.
Bin …

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP
October 30, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

Amyris Announces Multi-Year Technology Investment Agreement With DARPA Worth Up to $35 Million
September 23, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Anticipated to Expand Portfolio by Adding Hundreds of Molecules Across Multiple Development Platforms – Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced a multi-year, Technology Investment Agreement (TIA) worth up to $35 million with …

NASA Should be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
January 2, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at ways to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US space …

You Can Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Fuel Factories
December 30, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Mark Hay (Good Magazine)  At some point in your life, Escherichia coli has probably brought you to your knees topray to the porcelain god. Common bacteria that often live harmlessly in the guts of …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) To Power Flights Transporting The Brazil National Soccer Team During The 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM)
June 17, 2014 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(Honeywell UOP/PR NewsWire/Wall Street Journal)  GOL Airlines, the official airline of the Brazil soccer team, will use Honeywell Green Jet Fuel on 200 commercial flights during the 2014 World Cup
UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Gulfstream Flights To NBAA
October 29, 2012 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Honeywell/MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Five aircraft fly together for the first time using renewable jet fuel to National Business Aviation Association convention
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced using Honeywell’s UOP Renewable …

Amyris is Awarded $8 million DARPA Contract under ‘Living Foundries’ Program
June 12, 2012 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Amyris to develop improved DNA assembly and integration across biological platforms
Amyris, Inc. announced today (June 12, 2012)  it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) …

LanzaTech Raises $58M in Series C Round; Petronas Becomes Strategic Investor
January 23, 2012 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In India, LanzaTech is working with Indian Oil and Jindal Power and Steel Limited on a facility to convert industrial waste gases into ethanol. It also has partnered with Concord …

Time to Assess Biomass Project Funding Options
January 20, 2012 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Emily Chad and Todd Taylor (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  A veritable alphabet soup of government funding programs exist that can help you get your project off the ground. These programs include:
• USDA Biorefinery …

Lignin Biojet Project Wins DARPA Funding
September 29, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A researcher at Washington State University has been selected to receive a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award to support the development of a technology to produce …

The A.I.M. Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate
September 19, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth Systems Analysis – Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis division, Ron Pate has been on M&O …

Memo to Microalgae, Frankencritters and Biovarmints: Aloha Means I Love You
September 16, 2011 – 7:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hawaii goes all in on microalgae to provide fuel, food, fiber and power to grow its energy-starved Mid-Pacific economy and fit its environmental values
…Hawaii has no fossil fuel resources of …

Terrabon, Inc. Awarded $9.6 Million by Logos Technologies to Produce 6000 Liters of Renewable Jet Fuel for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
July 28, 2011 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Terrabon, Inc.)  Terrabon, Inc., a Houston-based bioenergy company, announced today that it has been awarded a $9.6 million, 18-month contract by Logos Technologies to design a more economical and renewable jet fuel (BioJet TM ) production solution for the Defense …

DARPA Wants Artificial Lifeforms
July 8, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Bourzac (Technology Review)  The agency will fund projects aimed at speeding up synthetic biology, and creating new kinds of materials.
Yesterday (June 15, 2011) morning, at the Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology at …

Honeywell: The Lindbergh of Aviation Biofuels
June 15, 2011 – 7:25 am | No Comment

by Mark Halper (SmartPlanet)  Jet biofuels should get a boost this Friday, when Honeywell has scheduled a trans-Atlantic flight heading to Paris from Morristown, N.J., powered by Honeywell-branded Green Jet Fuel.
The corporate jet, a Gulfstream …

Raptor Reveals Algae-Based Jet Fuel Project
February 27, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Raptor Technology Group, Inc., of Groveland, FL, has announced their involvement in an advanced algae-based jet fuel project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), part of the Department of …

Logos Technologies Receives Phase-2 BioJET™ Fuel Award
December 17, 2010 – 8:06 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Cellulosic biomass from agricultural wastes converted to low-cost jet fuel
Logos Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the second phase of BioJET™ from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to …

Jet-A Alternatives
July 12, 2010 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by David Esler  (Aviation Week)   This December, if the planets align properly and the members of the ASTM International concur, it will become legal to operate a business jet on a blend of conventional Jet-A and …

Algae to Solve the Pentagon’s Jet Fuel Problem
February 17, 2010 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)   The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.
The claim, which comes …

University of Texas at Austin Biologists and Engineers In DARPA Project to Develop Jet Fuel from Algal Oil
May 8, 2009 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

…At The University of Texas at Austin, the scope of the project includes identifying the best strains of algae for producing oil from sites in Texas and from the university’s algal culture collection, harvesting the …