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BioFuture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioFuture Platform and the Advanced Biofuels Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biofuture Platform aims to be an action-oriented, country-led, multi-stakeholder mechanism for policy dialogue and collaboration among leading countries, organizations, academia and the private sector conscious

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Expanded Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Definitions for the Bioeconomy

by Dave Humbird (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./DWH Process Consulting LLC/Biofuels Digest)  For new technologies in the bioeconomy (and in the chemical process industry more broadly), the putative path to commercialization is

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Birth of an Industrial Sugars Giant? Sugars in Focus in Leaf Resources, Petronas Agreement

 by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We hear from Australia and Malaysia that PETRONAS Chemicals Group and Leaf Resources inked a Memorandum of Understanding for Leaf’s proposed biorefinery project in Malaysia. In

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Lego’s Biobased Bricks; Vertoro’s Green Crude Oil; Nitogen-Fixing Microbes for Corn; Diapers from Food Waste; 3D Imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 15th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Figured Out How to Use London’s Huge Fatbergs for Good

by Yasmin Tayag (Inverse)  Who says a rock-solid grease clot has to be a bad thing?  —  … The new Water, Air, & Soil Pollution paper shows how future Fatty McFatbergs (that’s what Brits named the biggest one)

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The goal of the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation focus at the BioEnergy Technologies Office is to de-risk bioenergy production technologies through validated

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Pilot Sewage to Crude Oil Plant Gets $4 Million Funding

(Biofuels International)  $4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies and Audi Renew Their Partnership in Renewable Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and Audi announced today the signing of a new agreement focused on the implementation of residue usage, preparation of a path to commercialization

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas),

June 28, 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

Facility Would Grow Algae from Papaya for Feed, Fuel

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)   … The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce,

April 25, 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 & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Contract Fermentation Landscape: Facility Selection in an Environment of Limited Options

by  Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  Funding for early stage advanced biotechnology is ramping up and companies commercializing fermentation-based technologies are faced with the decision to either build their own

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Nth Power and Nth Plant: The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Process Scale-Up, or Not?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You probably knew him first as the VP for Biofuels at Chevron, and later the Program Manager for the DOE Biomass program. Paul Bryan’s a noted

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Key Milestone Reached in the Audi – Global Bioenergies Partnership

(Global Bioenergies/Globe Newswire)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and German carmaker Audi today announced that a key milestone was reached in their multi-year agreement. Renewable gasoline components were produced and shipped

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Scale-up Hacks

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  Not enough time or money to scale-up following the traditional rules of advanced biotechnology (10:1 scale-up factor, 1,000 hours of integrated pilot/demo operation, etc)?

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Vive le ROI: Has Sylvatex Uncovered a Gold Mine in Renewable Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the purest, high-yield financial plays we have ever seen in the energy business is possibly emerging, one that could put fracking returns to shame. Vive

February 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Liquefy Thy Forest: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquefaction of Forest Biomass for Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers from Iowa State led by Robert Brown and supported by the DOE’s Biomass Technologies Office is aiming to demonstrate the liquefaction of forest

January 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Forging New Sources for Biodiesel and Hydrocarbon-Based Products

by Cheryl Croucher (Troy Media)  Part 3 of a 10-part series: Forge Hydrocarbons, a U of A spinoff, turns low-grade fats and oils into valuable fuel  —  New technology employed by Forge

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Start Right, Finish Right: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Project Development for New Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scale-up. Everyone wants it, but how do you get it done, right, on-time, on-target, on-budget? How do you meet the safety, reliability, economic and sustainability goals?

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

$76.8 Million Advanced Biofuel Demonstration Plant Coming to Norway

(Biofuels International)  A (CDN) $76.8 million (€50.7 million) industrial scale advanced biofuel demonstration plant will be constructed at a former pulp mill in Tofte, Norway. The new facility is apparently a

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Planning Permission for Celtic Renewables’ Whiskey Waste to Biofuel Plant

(Waste Management World)  Celtic Renewables has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year from

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Europe’s Bioeconomy to Get Open Access Innovation Infrastructure Map

(Bioenergy Insight)  A collaborative project to map open access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for bio-based industries across Europe has been launched. The Pilots4U project is funded by the Bio Based

October 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Synthetic Petroleum: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Synpet Technologies is a Turkish-US company founded in 2014, which operates a 15 ton/day demonstration facility in Pasakoy, Turkey. The company developed its Thermal Conversion Process, which breaks down organic

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Natural Resources Canada Launches Tender for Drop-In Fuels Study

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Natural Resources Canada has launched a tender for a study to assess the technological and market-related challenges associated with producing and deploying liquid drop-in fuels in

October 17, 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 record audience size, with diversification as its theme and “Go!”

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 of time reminding us here in Digestville, and that pertains

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

AVAPCO, BYOGY Renewables, and Petron Scientech Announce Partnership to Demonstrate Technologies in the ABBA Integrated Biorefinery Projec

(PR Web)  The ABBA Integrated Biorefinery project, to be built at the AVAPCO Thomaston Georgia site, will co-produce bio jet fuel and Bioplus® nanocellulose. It has received a Phase 1, $3.7

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures (Part 1 of 11)

by Wayne Lee and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  This article is the introduction to a series of articles[1], reviewing the typical steps that investors consider before providing financial support

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Vertibirds Are GO: DOE OKs Vertimass Drop-In Biofuels Technology, Clears Path to Demo Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Vertimass gained its intermediate technology validation with the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office, which verified performance against negotiated milestones, provided progress on scale-up,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Partner Power in Process Piloting: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, where is it, who does it serve and how? Located at Berkeley Lab, the ABPDU aims to “support

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Molasses Would Be the Preferred Raw Material for Ethanol Production in Guyana

by Audreyanna Thomas (Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc./Stabroek News)  The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) would like to provide some information which it is hoped would add to the current debate on

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

This New Teesside Company Needs 50 Tonnes of Birch – EVERY DAY!

by Mike Hughes (Gazette Live)  Nova Pangaea Technologies at Wilton will convert trees into sugars to make household items  —  … One of the region’s newest tech companies needs 50 tonnes

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Lowest Cost Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons,

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

S2G BioChem Announces Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia, Ontario

(S2G BioChem/Marketwired)  Funding Support Provided by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada; Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018  —  S2G BioChem (S2G), a developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, announced today that it

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Georgia Biodiesel Project Moves Closer to USDA Loan Guarantee

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon, Georgia, and Tactical Fabrication LLC, has been selected by USDA to initiate Phase

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Adds Six Members as Canadian LCFS Approaches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada revealed a signficant expansion of its membership. New members include: Cellufuel Inc. is currently operating a demonstration-scale facility producing clean synthetic

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Praj Celebrates Inauguration of Second-Generation Ethanol Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 7, Praj Industries Ltd. unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India,

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

2016 Survey of Non-Starch Alcohol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The reports tracks the status of non-starch alcohol and renewable hydrocarbon projects. What it is: Publicly available annual report summarizing U.S. advanced biorefinery projects and

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Commercial Proving Grounds

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  With help from investors, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. plans to fast-track deployment of its renewable diesel technology at a shuttered, gutted biodiesel plant in Alberta.

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels to Rise to 67 Billion Gallons in 2022 as Next-Generation Technologies Take Over

(Lux Research, Inc.)  Advanced biofuels will nearly double in five years to 9.6 billion gallons per year as first-generation fuels like traditional biodiesel lose out to newer low-carbon fuels, says

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

The Uber Model for Industrial Biotechnology, on Display at REG Okeechobee?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The REG Okeechobee facility is now “open for business” as a contract manufacturing site, and that’s a fascinating development worth exploring, even if you don’t

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Will Renewable Jet Fuel Fly with Trump in the Cockpit?

by Kerry Reals (Runway Girl Network)  … But despite widespread concerns, Kevin Weiss, the chief executive of Byogy Renewables – the developer of an alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel process for the aviation

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Scaling-up through Contract Manufacturing

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  As companies consider options to commercialize their advanced biotechnologies, they are faced with the decision to either build their own demonstration scale facility or

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based on rapeseed (72%), used cooking oil (19%), animal fat (8%) and

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Pilot and Demonstration Plants Database

The Task 39 pilot and demonstration plants database has been updated and can be accessed at the website: http://demoplants.bioenergy2020.eu.  READ MORE

January 2, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbons from Cheap Renewable Carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons,

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Bolting Chemicals onto Ethanol Plants: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Greenyug

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Greenyug is a privately held technology development company with a mission to research, develop and commercialize production of commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and fuels

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

CWS to Buy Western Biodiesel Plant, Convert to Renewable Diesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has signed a commercial purchase agreement with XR Resources Inc. to buy property in High River, Alberta, near Calgary, which includes

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015. It is located in the facility owned

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Scaling Biofuels Technology

by David Edwards ( Zeton Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting)  The recommended approach for scaling bioenergy and biofuels technology follows a similar stage gate process to that used in traditional Chemical Process

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

BIOHEC-LIFE – Advanced Biodiesel in Circular Economy for Low Carbon Public Transports.

(European Commission)  …   Used cooking oils (UCOs) are processed from food industry and catering waste; cheap and widely available, they are playing an increasing role in the development of

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

National Research Council Showcasing New Algal Biorefinery Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions

(CNW/Newswire)  The Government of Canada is supporting clean energy research, development and technology demonstration at all stages of the innovation spectrum, from high-risk, early stage research that can deliver transformative

November 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Fiberight Breaks Ground on Waste to Biofuel Facility in Face of Legal Battle

(Waste Management World)  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste to biofuel facility in Maine.  —  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Airports Council International – North America Supports Alliance BioEnergy’s CTS Process for Aviation Biofuel Production

(Yahoo! Finance/Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (ALLM) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has given its written

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Take the Test: Evaluating Commercial Readiness, Parts 1 and 2

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  …  The focus of this series will be to provide a framework to allow ventures to assess their current state of process development

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

INEOS Bio Selling Indian River County Biofuel Plant

by Paul Ivice (TC Palm)  INEOS Bio is selling its $130 million biofuel plant on Oslo Road, where it’s been developing

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas

(Gaz Metro/Biomass Magazine)  Gaz Métro is proud to announce that, over the past several months, it has been conducting a

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Urgent ‘Shift’ Needed in Media Approach to Bioenergy

(Bioenergy Insight)  Bioenergy academia and industry representatives, who attended the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE), are calling on European

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque Enter into a Collaborative Agreement

(Paper Advance/FPInnovations) The agreement covers the installation of a next-generation biorefinery facility in the city of La Tuque  —  FPInnovations and

May 26, 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

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Takin’ Cellulosic to the Mud Spa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Out of the unlikely bioeconomy hub of West Palm Beach, Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

A Wiser Way to Handle Waste

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Near Manchester, United Kingdom, Dong Energy is constructing the first biogas plant using its REnescience

May 4, 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

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As part of March Madness 2016, Mark Warner presented this highly-praised slide deck on Fermentation

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Having established a global leadership in 1st Generation Ethanol technology, Praj has initiated a project in

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Indian Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Set for Debut at Demonstration Scale in Uttarakhand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Scale-Up of Emerging Biofuel Technologies

by Lorenz Bauer and William Quapp (Biofuels Digest)  …  However, attempts to translate these small scale successes into commercial technologies

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Austrian Biodiesel Technology Provider Wins Award for BTL Process

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  BDI-BioEnergy International AG received an innovation award for its biomass-to-liquid technology, called BioCrack, March 29

April 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Canadian Company to Produce New Kind of Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Edmonton, Canada-based SBI BioEnergy plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

High Margin Alternatives to Petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Earth Energy Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earth Energy Renewables is a company focused on commercializing bio-based chemicals and fuels. The company

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil, REG Tie-Up to Take Cellulosic Biodiesel to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two giants hook up to bring cellulosic biodiesel to scale. A new source of biodiesel

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM Find “Breakthrough Process” for a “Long-Sought Molecule”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell India to Build New Demo Biofuel Plant in Bangalore

(Biofuels International)  Shell India Markets, the Indian arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to build a five tonne/day

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Virent Bio-Jet Provides More than 50% Reduction in Particulate Matter Emissions

(Virent)  Rolls-Royce Testing Demonstrates Virent Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene (SAK) Bio-Jet Fuel Blend Provides Health and Environmental Benefits While Maintaining Engine

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Group Releases Germany Country Profile in Year End Newsletter

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Group released its end of year newsletter, which included a comprehensive 

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Closing Vonore Biorefinery

by Melissa Erickson (The Daily Times)  By the end of the year, DuPont will close its biorefinery in Vonore, a

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like BioYule in Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Patiently, assuredly, one cluster at a time, Canada has amassed a potent armory of renewable

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

What Makes Scale-Up of Industrial Biotechnology so Difficult?

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC)  Two questions have dominated the responses received after my Lessons Learned series on commercializing industrial

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

ANA to Use Euglena Jet Fuel Made From Green Algae at Japan Plant

by Chris Cooper (Bloomberg)  ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, plans to use a Euglena Co. biofuel made from algae

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Hardwood Biofuels Researched Using Poplar Trees

by Dennis Farrell (The Daily Evergreen)  …  A regional consortium for sustainable biofuels is teaming up with multiple companies and

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Launches Energy Island Project Using 100% Renewables

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, PlanetEnergy has launched its energy island project, producing 100% of household energy requirements

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Alternative & Renewable Fuels Consulting Group Announces Strategic Alliance with Zeton Inc

(Digital Journal/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds World Leader in Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication to Team of

July 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Lessons Learned Commercializing Advanced Biotechnologies — Part 1

by  Mark Warner (Warner Advisors/ Biofuels Digest) … My focus is on the technical perspectives of technology deployment, from early stage

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Research and Commercial Development in Denmark

(Task 39 Newsletter)  General introduction – A fossil free energy supply by 2050  —  In 2012, the Danish parliament decided

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  “renewable oil”; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change Global

May 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Downsize Bioenergy Risk while Approaching Scale: Partnering with ZeaChem’s Technology Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For most investors, building a demonstration-scale facility in order to get, and validate, data for the

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Is Getting a Big Boost from Corn, for Now

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Cellulosic fuels offer economic, environmental, and national security benefits, but scaling-up the technology has proven

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Heads for Demo Scale: A Magic Path to Isobutane in Sight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant,

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Star to Build Algae Facility in Las Vegas

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI) has signed a contract to build a demonstration facility in Las Vegas,

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Virent Announces World's First Demonstration of Full Range of Bio-Aromatics Production

(Virent) New Systems Enable Samples for Product Validation and Market Trials Virent announced that it has successfully produced bio-paraxylene, bio-toluene and bio-benzene at

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Edeniq Heads down Success-at-Scale Avenue, in China

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Virtuosos of Visalia land a major contract with China giant Global Bio-chem — a 50KT

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Survivor Joule Lands New CEO, Plans Larger CO2-to-Fuel Plants

by Martin LaMonica  (Xconomy)  The list of advanced biofuel companies that failed to live up to their ambitions is long and

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments

by Alicia Moulton (U.S. Department of Energy)  … These cellulosic ethanol plants managed by Abengoa, POET-DSM, and INEOS are three of

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

The Strange World of Super-Strong, Super-Light Nanocellulose

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Flexible electric circuits and solar panels? Advanced biofuels? New concretes and steel-like materials? New medical

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Fiberight Still Working toward MSW Plant in Iowa

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite delays, Fiberight’s plans to produce cellulosic ethanol from municipal solid waste (MSW) in

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Boeing, COMAC Open Facility to Transform ‘Gutter Oil’ into Aviation Biofuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel.   China-U.S. Aviation

October 24, 2014 Read Full Article

ZeaChem, Leaf Resources Sign Collaboration Agreement for Leaf Glycell

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Colorado, ZeaChem has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Leaf Resources. The agreement covers ZeaChem’s evaluation

October 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest —

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Demonstration Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Germany: The Complete Facility, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. …

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Virent to Expand Demo Plant Capabilities to Scale Plant-Based Paraxylene

(Virent)  Virent announced today that The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in the company’s development and commercialization of

September 8, 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

Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today (July 17, 2014) $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Developers of the First Cellulosic Plants Share Updates at FEW

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A week before the FEW, Enerkem Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its 10 MMgy

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

American Process Sells the First Woody Biomass Cellulosic Ethanol RINS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On Friday April 18, 2014, American Process shipped its second commercial ethanol cargo and sold

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Neste Oil And DONG Energy To Begin Cooperation On Technology Development For Renewable Fuels

(Nestle Oil) Neste Oil, the world’s largest producer of premium-quality renewable fuels, has joined forces with DONG Energy, one of the

April 18, 2014 Read Full Article

100% Drop-In Aviation Fuels Are Closer, as Blue Sun Demo Plant Goes 24/7 in Missouri

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA, and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

E-Fuel from Albion Plant for Test in Agri Ministry Vehicles

(GINA/Government’s Information Agency)  Twenty (20) vehicles from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will shortly begin

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Braskem Signs Joint Development Agreement With Genomatica for Bio-Based Butadiene

(GlobeNewsWire)   Braskem and Genomatica announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make bio-based butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications  Sapphire Energy, Inc.,

December 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Hopes for Vonore Biofuel Refinery Remain Elusive

by Joel Davis (The Daily Times)  Nearly four years after the ribbon was cut on one of the world’s first

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Battelle Develops Mobile Technology to Produce Bio-Oil

(Battelle/Biomass Magazine)  Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Request for Information: Demonstration and Deployment Strategies

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office seeks stakeholder feedback regarding bioenergy technology validation to accelerate the deployment of

November 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Proterro Meets Key Milestones: Tests Confirm Photobioreactor Robustness; Commissioning of Pilot Plant in Process

(Proterro)  The biofeedstock company also validates low fabrication cost and completes preliminary design, layout, and cost estimate for demonstration-scale plant. –

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Bioenergy Deployment Consortium Fall Symposium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Biofuels Development Consortium held their 2013 Fall Symposium a little early this

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Big Six in Advanced Biofuels & Chemicals: Who’s Doing What Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After taking a leading role in the global first generation wave of ethanol production, here

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Follow-up Audit of the Department of Energy's Financial Assistance for Integrated Biorefinery Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  …Despite over 7 years of effort and the expenditure of about $603 million, the Department had

September 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Flagship VentureLabs Launches Midori Renewables

(Flagship Ventures/PR NewsWire)  New Venture is Commercializing a Novel Catalytic Process to Convert Non-Food Biomass Into Sugar Flagship VentureLabs announced

September 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Rochester Institute of Technology Students Learn About Sweetwater’s Plant-Sugar Mixture for Production of Biofuels

(AZOCleanTech)  A collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Sweetwater Energy Inc. will

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Green Biologics Inks Iowa Demo Plant Deal with Easy Energy Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics heads for scale – pilot complete, demo ready in 2014. The race for

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Encourages Innovative Biofuel Production in Sarnia

(Digital Journal/FedDev Ontario)  Woodland Biofuels Inc. is receiving a contribution to operate a plant that will produce low-cost biofuel from

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Edeniq DOE-Supported Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Surpasses 1,000 Continuous Operational Hours

(Edeniq/Yahoo! News)  Visalia Plant Milestone Signifies Greater Commercial Viability for Cellulosic Ethanol and Sugars Edeniq, a biomaterials and sustainable fuels

May 14, 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

SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

(SEKAB)  SEKAB E-Technology welcomes SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’s (SP) engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant in Örnsköldsvik, previously

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Official Inauguration of Borregaard’s Biorefinery Demonstration Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen officially inaugurated the Borregaard biorefinery demonstration plant in

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

US Dominating Cellulosic Ethanol Market

(EnergyDigital) In the ethanol fuel market, the US takes the lead. Pilot and demonstration plants to commence in late 2013.

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Virent Delivers Plant-Based Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Testing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Produces Drop-In Jet Fuel from 100% Renewable Plant Sugars In Wisconsin, Virent announced the delivery of

May 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Gevolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The stock has not recovered much — but it’s remarkable the progress the company has

May 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

California Farmers Team up to Build Bio-Refinery that Will Convert Sugar Beets to Ethanol

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California’s Central Valley, a

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy Enters Into A Commercial Agreement With Tesoro For Purchase Of Green Crude Oil

(Tucson News/Sapphire Energy)  Sapphire Achieves Major Milestone with Continuous Green Crude Oil Production Sapphire Energy, Inc., a leader in algae-based

March 20, 2013 Read Full Article

ARA Partners for Biojet Demonstration

(Biomass Magazine)  Applied Research Associates Inc. and Blue Sun Energy Inc. are partnering to develop a demonstration-scale facility to scale

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Begins Production of Cellulosic Chemicals and Ethanol, Advances Toward Commercialization

(PR NewsWire/ZeaChem)  Facility will prove biorefining process for commercial-scale production ZeaChem Inc., developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, today announced that it

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Project in Tri-Cities Using Ag Waste to Create Biofuel Becoming Commercially Reliable

by Kristi Pihl  (Tri-City Herald)  A pilot project to produce biofuel using agricultural and organic municipal waste has reached levels

January 22, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and

January 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Announces Awards for Achievement in Development of Bio/Renewable Fuels, Chemicals, Materials

Biofuels Digest announced its annual awards for achievement in the development of biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased materials – all

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Next-Generation Renewable Fuels to Play Crucial Role in Canada’s Transition to a Bio-Based Economy

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada/MarketWire)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is issuing its Annual Call for Applications under the NextGen Biofuels

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

UnNintendoed Consequences: Biofuels and the Feedstock Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been years of struggle to get cellulosic feedstock supply chains downfield.  Now, companies like

December 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Cellulosic Sugars, Ho! EdeniQ to Build demo Plant in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest)  California’s cellulosic gearhead gurus head from the San Joaquin Valley to Sao Paulo, in search

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Guyana, UK Company Sign Contract for Bioethanol Oroduction at Albion

by Denis Scott Chabrol (Demera Waves)  The United Kingdom-based Whitefox Technologies, together with its partner Green, have secured a bioethanol

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Mighty Danes: BioGasol Raises $19.2M for Advanced Biofuels and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … BioGasol ApS, the renewable energy company announced today that it has raised $19.2M —

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Praj Accelerates 2nd Generation Ethanol Technology Development by Launching a Commercial Demo Plant

(PR NewsWire/Sacramento Bee)  Praj Industries, the integrated process engineering and solutions provider for bioethanol, brewery, water & wastewater and process

November 6, 2012 Read Full Article

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