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AGRA Industries and Carbon Clean Partner to Accelerate the Adoption of Carbon Capture in the Biofuels Industry

(Carbon Clean) Carbon Clean, a leader in revolutionising carbon capture solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AGRA Industries, an established leader in the design, fabrication and complete construction of turnkey facilities. Under the strategic partnership, AGRA Industries and

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The ABCDE Chain: Acetogens, the Baltic forests, Clean fuels, Dorpat, the Enlightenment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... If you have gleaned from earlier editions of The Digest that acetogens can make the useful chemical acetate from waste carbon and green hydrogen, you’ve remembered it well. If recall is sketchy, may I recommend All

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Secret “Persimmon” Ingredient Could Boost Ethanol Production

(Osaka Metropolitan University/SciTechDaily)  Antioxidants sourced from natural origins enhance the growth of a yeast strain in the presence of ethanol. -- ... The production of ethanol requires yeast, which, ironically, is stressed by ethanol, affecting its growth. In the pursuit of efficient

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In a First, California Counts on Carbon Capture to Meet Its Climate Goals

by Anne C. Mulkern (E&E News Climatewire) State officials face criticism for their plan to reach net zero in part through carbon capture. They concede CCS is “uncertain.” ... The regulatory board, known as CARB, wrote in an April analysis of its plan

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2024 Alcohol School Montreal --- August 18 to 23, 2024 --- Montreal, Quebec, Canada

For over 40 years, The Alcohol School has been educating fuel ethanol and distilled spirits producers in the multidisciplinary sciences of alcohol production. The course is designed to provide our delegates with detailed information on fuel ethanol and distilled spirits

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BASF Sells Bioenergy Enzymes Business to Lallemand

(BASF)  BASF has sold its bioenergy enzymes business based in San Diego to Lallemand's subsidiaries, Danstar Ferment AG and Lallemand Specialties Inc. This includes the Spartec® product portfolio and related technologies in development. Lallemand will integrate the business and associated employees in

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NGK to Jointly Develop Membrane Dehydration Systems for Bioethanol and e-Methanol

(Mitsubish Heavy Industries) The Systems will Improve Efficiency Against Existing Dehydration Processes, Further Promoting the Widespread Use of Clean Fuel --  ・ MHI and NGK aim to achieve the real-world realization of systems using membrane separation system in the dehydration processes for

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Sweet Sorghum Is a Hardy, Nutritious, Biofuel Crop that Offers Solutions in Drought-Hit Southern Africa

by Hamond Motsi (The Conversation) ... One measure the sector can take is to cultivate biofuel crops. These are crops rich in starch, sugar or oils that can be converted into bioethanol directly or through a fermentation process. Bioethanol, a type

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NREL Biomass Technology a Cornerstone of SAFFiRE Renewables Biofuel Pilot Plant Going Up in Kansas

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  On its path to opening a facility designed to turn agriculture residue into a scalable biofuel business, SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC plans to break ground on its pilot plant near Liberal, Kansas, in late 2024. In 2023,

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Why Is Breaking Down Plant Material for Biofuels So Slow?

by Gail McCormick (Pennsylvania State University) Penn State researchers have revealed how molecular roadblocks slow the breakdown of cellulose, an abundant renewable resource in plants -- Cellulose, which helps give plant cell walls their rigid structure, holds promise as a renewable raw

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Farnek’s Biogas Initiative Improves Lives of Rural Nepalese Families

(Far Eastern Agriculture) Top executives from the ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) team of leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, revisited Nepalese families that received Farnek biogas plants In 2015, the plants were installed by Farnek technicians to

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Biofuels Offer Low-Hanging Fruit in Nascent Carbon Capture Industry

by Amena H. Saiyid (Cipher) Biofuel producers are taking up carbon capture and storage technology faster than any other industry in the United States as demand grows for cleaner fuels for shipping and aviation. Four out of every ten carbon capture and

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Promising SA-First Solution to Convert Paper Sludge, Food and Textile Waste into Bioethanol

(The Paper Story)  A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile starting material that finds diverse application in the production of

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Gold Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Recently, Cemvita launched the Gold Hydrogen program for subsurface biomanufacturing of Hydrogen, noting that “With thousands of depleted oil wells in the US and more around the world, Gold Hydrogen represents a unique opportunity to work

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Illinois Research, Resources Provide Ability for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

by Martha Blum (AgriNews) ... Illinois has all the elements for start-up companies to build their facilities in our state,” he (Vijay Singh, founder professor in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois) said. “You need innovation and we

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Circular Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Carbon is the foundation of our material world, says LanzaTech CTO Rob Conrado in these slides presented at ABLC 2024. It’s in the products we use, the planes we fly, the clothes we wear. Where our

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Sequestering CO2 in Plastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There are a number of possible routes to convert emissions into polymers. Plastics contain carbon for the entire duration of their useful life and during the time which they are not degrading in a landfill. Since

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Gevo Unveils Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1

(Gevo) We're thrilled to unveil our newest Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1.  Explore the deck now

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to BioVeritas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BioVeritas uses some of the same technology with different market goals as the famed Terrabon of days gone by — carboxylic acids made from waste biomass, with fuel precursors and a slew of interesting renewable chemical

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Terragia Secures $6M to Develop Cost-Competitive, Low-Carbon Biofuel Technology

(Trucking News/Terragia/Business Wire)  The startup expanded its leadership team with climate tech veteran Kristin Brief joining as CEO, Lee Lynd transitions to CTO. -- Terragia Biofuel, a technology startup aiming to drive the next generation of biofuels, today announced it has raised

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Green Plains Begins Commissioning of the Demonstration Facility Combining Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC ™ with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology

(Green Plains) Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced that it has begun commissioning of the York, Nebraska, demonstration facility combining Fluid Quip Technologies’ precision separation and processing technology (MSC™) with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology (SFCT). The new facility combines fermentation, mechanical

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Synonym

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Synonym is a financing and development platform for essential biomanufacturing infrastructure. Based on a team of cross‑functional experts, they are partnering with synthetic biology companies and capital providers to enable fermentation at scale. CIO Brentan Alexander took

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Indicators for Waste-to-Energy Supply Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Development of a triple-bottom line sustainability (social, environment, economic) assessment tool for local government to evaluate trade-offs of different organic waste streams and energy conversion strategies can help achieve local/regional policy objectives over the current and

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AFYREN Is Ramping up Its Efforts to Create a New Path for Organic Waste Recovery

(AFYREN) Collaboration with SUEZ, a leading player in circular waste solutions, aims to create value from organic waste; Project is in line with AFYREN’s core strategy of transforming organic waste streams into resources with real value; The work is part of the European

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the state of the industry — including the renewable diesel, DME, SAF, hydrogen, renewable chemicals, materials, advanced biorefinery, efuels and carbon capture sectors. We looked at   processes, feedstocks, products, finance,

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Alto Ingredients, Inc. Enters Letter of Intent with Vault to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative

(Alto Ingredients)  Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a producer and distributor of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols in the U.S., announced today that it has entered into an exclusive nonbinding letter of intent and

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US Carbon Pipeline Company Pledges No Oil Recovery, but Bakken Drillers Want It

by Leah Douglas (Reuters) Summit Carbon Solutions, which is trying to build the biggest carbon dioxide capture pipeline in the United States to transport and bury greenhouse gases, has repeatedly pledged its project will not be used by drillers to boost

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Just How Much Money Do CO2 Pipeline Companies Stand to Make From the Inflation Reduction Act?

by Nicholas Kusnetz and Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News)  ... By getting more carbon dioxide under contract, the expansion would help Summit’s financial case and, critically, would open up billions of dollars in additional tax credits, without which the project would

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Red Trail Energy Becomes First Ethanol Plant to Issue CO2 Removal Credits

by Molly Burgess (Gasworld) North Dakota-based Red Trail Energy (RTE) has become the first ethanol production plant to produce CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) in the voluntary carbon market. Red Trail Energy and Pure.earth announced the news, which establishes the plant as one

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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Japan Firm to Turn Construction Waste into Green Jet Fuel Material

by Hirofumi Hasebe (Nikkei Asia) Cardboard maker Rengo plans $133m investment in ethanol production for SAF  --  Japanese cardboard maker Rengo will start producing a raw material for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), using construction waste in 2027, Nikkei has learned. Rengo plans to invest approximately

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These Ethanol Plants Want to Bury CO2 in Kansas to Cut Their Carbon Footprints

by Calen Moore and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (KMUW/NPR)  Kansas has three carbon dioxide pipelines. Next, it could get two carbon sequestration wells, linked to ethanol plants. Here’s what we know. Two companies seek to build the first sites in Kansas where carbon dioxide emissions

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global renewable chemical and materials producers in shifting towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, novel molecules with enhanced properties  for green hydrogen, Methanol, plant-based meats

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Singapore Start-up Green COP Poised to Establish Pilot Biofuels Plant with Funding

(Manifold Times) Firm garnered substantial funding from a curated group of angel investors including corporate investor Ken Energy; to establish a sustainable biofuels pilot plant with a daily production capacity of 1 tonne. ... In a noteworthy development soon to be announced, Green

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Wisconsin Researchers Investigate Role of Biofuels in Renewable Energy Future

by Annalise Sommer (Badger Herald) Biofuels offer sustainable, economical energy option for Wisconsin communities, farmers -- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is researching methods to convert biological matter into fuel and plastics, with intentions to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are created using biological material to

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Beast Mode Yeast Load, Least MO’d; Novonesis’ New Innova Delta, Non-GM Yeast for Biofuel Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Denmark, Novonesis, formerly Novozymes, has launched its latest and most exciting development in yeast technology— Innova Delta. Yes, they’re back in Beast Mode, and the beast mode yeast loads now have that new twist to them,

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Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The State of Responsible Primacy

by Jake Ferrell and Dr. Simone H. Stewart (National Wildlife Federation) When it comes to emerging technologies and the implications of deploying climate solutions, which entity should lead the infrastructure charge: the state or the federal government? This question is one

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioveritas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BioVeritas uses some of the same technology with different market goals as the famed Terrabon of days gone by — carboxylic acids made from waste biomass, with fuel precursors and a slew of interesting renewable chemical

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Microbial Division of Labor Produces Higher Biofuel Yields

by Diana Yates (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Phys.Org) Scientists have found a way to boost ethanol production via yeast fermentation, a standard method for converting plant sugars into biofuels. Their approach, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, relies on careful timing and a tight

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Synthetic Aviation Fuel Has Yet to Take Off in Europe: Study

( Agence France Presse/Barron's) The EU has set targets for using synthetic sustainable aviation fuels in European flights but no projects to produce the fuel have yet received a final investment decision, a study published Wednesday said. Transport and Environment, a non-governmental organisation

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New Insights Into Evolution, Biofuels, Cellular Aging – Biologists Have Developed Light-Powered Yeast

(Georgia Institute of Technology/SciTechDaily) ...  However, a recent study published in Current Biology by researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech presents a groundbreaking development: they have engineered one of the first strains of yeast that may be happier with the lights

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North Dakota Commissioners Say Counties Won't Be Able to Restrict Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) The Ames-based company that wants to build a $5.5 billion carbon capture pipeline across Iowa and neighboring states got a boost as North Dakota regulators signaled cities and counties there will be unable to impose

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EPA Approves First CO2 Injection Permits in a Decade

by Carlos Anchando (Politico Pro Energywire) Before this week, the agency had only issued two Class VI wells for carbon dioxide that led to construction. -- EPA issued permits Wednesday for two carbon dioxide injection wells proposed for western Indiana — the

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Carbon America Submits First Class VI CO2 Injection Well Permit to EPA Region 8

(Carbon America/Business Wire)  Proposed Geologic CO2 Storage Site for Ethanol CCS Project Located on State Lands in northeast Colorado -- Carbon America has submitted a Class VI CO2 Injection Well permit application to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 8 office to permanently

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Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Announces Partnership with Braskem Focused on the Development of Bio-based Chemicals

(Lallelmand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits)  New Technological and Commercial Partnership Focuses on Sustainable Chemicals with Negative Carbon Footprints  --  Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), a leading global fermentation ingredients supplier to alcohol producers, today announced a new partnership with Braskem

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Trends within Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Balance your risks and rewards,” advises Topsoe’s Henrik Guldberg Petersen at ABLC Next 2023 in San Francisco, addressing the challenges of feedstock as a very scarce resource, making every carbon atom count for lower CI; the

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Obtaining Hydrogen from Vine Shoots for Biofuel Production

(Fundación Descubre/Phys.Org)  A research team from the universities of Jaén and São Paulo in Brazil has confirmed that hydrogen can be obtained from vine shoots through a process that does not require fossil fuels and does not emit pollutants. With their

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Green Ammonia Could Decarbonize 60% of Global Shipping When Offered at Just 10 Regional Fuel Ports

(IOP Publishing) A study published today in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability has found that green ammonia could be used to fulfil the fuel demands of over 60% of global shipping by targeting just the top 10 regional fuel ports. Researchers

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Carbon Capture and Storage in the United States

(Congressional Budget Office) CBO examines the status, federal support, and future potential of carbon capture and storage—a process that removes carbon dioxide from the emissions of power plants and industrial facilities and stores it permanently underground. -- To help reduce U.S. emissions

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Groups Want Congress to Tweak Carbon Capture Incentives

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) Advocates say a failure to act would imperil the technology's adoption. -- A contingent of carbon capture and storage proponents is urging Congress to tweak a tax credit essential to greater project deployment. In a letter Monday,

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Biomass to Liquid Fuels: We Need Commercial Scale Gen 2 Success

by Doug Rivers (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... And while advances have been made in the materials handling and pretreatment of these feedstocks, commercial scale attempts produce ethanol have been met with multiple and highly visible failures measured in at least hundreds

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Biofuel Is Good, But Could It Be Great?

by Treena Hein (Seed World) As demand rises for biofuels, plant breeders are working hard to increase biofuel feedstocks’ productivity and biofuel’s sustainability.  -- ... (I)nfrastructure development and plant breeders’ efforts during the past decade have put biofuels on the map in

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Bio Products: Green Materials for an Emerging Circular and Sustainable Economy (De Gruyter Stem)

by Bhima R. Vijayendran (Redwood Innovation Partners) The book is focused on Bio Products derived from renewable resources processed by conventional catalytic thermochemical processes and or emerging bioprocessing techniques including fermentation and synthetic biology. It highlights some of these developments—from discovery,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to FermWorx

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week on the Digest webinar stage, we looked at solving the critical shortage of fermentation capacity. FERMWORX, LLC, based in Columbus, Georgia, is a fermentation company that specializes in high quality biopolymers and bio-based fermentation products produced

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What is Ethanol and Methanol Blending, How They are Being Used & Advantages Over Fuels | Explained

by Majid Alam (News 18) At present, 10 per cent ethanol is blended in petrol and the government is looking to double this quantity by 2025  --  India is pushing for higher ethanol-blended fuel for cleaner energy and its economic value and the

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Harvestone Celebrates Vision Carbon ZERO at Blue Flint Facility

(Harvestone)  Harvestone announced today the commencement of carbon dioxide (CO2) injection as a part of its carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Blue Flint Ethanol facility near Underwood, North Dakota.  The Blue Flint facility began active CO2 injection in October after receiving final approval

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Synonym

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Synonym is a financing and development platform for essential biomanufacturing infrastructure. Based on a team of cross‑functional experts, they are partnering with synthetic biology companies and capital providers to enable fermentation at scale. CIO Brentan Alexander took

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Ethanol Blog: ND Ethanol Producer Red Trail Energy to Bring Carbon Credits to Voluntary Market

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Richardton, North Dakota,-based Red Trail Energy is expected to be among the first and largest ethanol producers in the country to bring carbon dioxide removal credits from ethanol CO2 capture and storage to the voluntary

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Adsorption-based ISPR for Bioproducts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Parts 1-4: What Is SAF? Why Use SAF? Economics of SAF. Politics of SAF.

by Gaulthier Blangez*  (Time to Fly and Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA, in collaboration with Time to Fly, is proud to publish a guide to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) for a general audience, for corporations working on ESG (environment, social and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanediol Separations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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Chemicals from Thin Air: Gas Fermentation and the Future of Bio-manufacturing

(World Bio Market Insights)  Bacteria can metabolise sugars in milk or wheat into wondrous forms like sourdough bread, sauerkraut, beer and cheese. Modern industrial fermentation uses similar techniques: it cultivates biochemicals in the bodies of microorganisms for drugs, proteins, nutraceuticals, and

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Ingenza and Phibro Ethanol Accelerate the Green Fuel Transition

(Ingenza and Phibro Ethanol/EIN Presswire) Ingenza and Phibro Ethanol – a division of Phibro Animal Health Corporation – have joined forces to engineer a novel yeast strain that will increase yield in the commercial production of bioethanol under both challenging and conventional environmental conditions, further driving

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Top Ethanol Maker Says States Should Embrace Carbon Pipelines

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  The world’s biggest maker of corn ethanol says US states that don’t embrace efforts to capture and store greenhouse gases risk being “left behind.” Poet LLC said in a statement Thursday it remains committed to the technology

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Visolis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A recent DOE project aims to support Visolis, a biotech start-up company, to develop hydrogenolysis catalyst that can operate at low-pressures (≤ 5 MPa) and demonstrate conversion of a fermentation-derived C6 intermediate to a high value

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25 Bold Actions to Accelerate Global Bioeconomy Deployment: Results from the 9/22/23 Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group in Sydney

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, at the initial meet-up of the global Bold Goals Action Group, leaders of the global bioeconomy, a “coalition of the willing”, established a draft of 25 Bold Actions that, if achieved by the various stakeholders in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for e-Fuels Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Commercial shipping and transportation expected to be difficult to electrify/decarbonize. Projected supply of traditional biomass feedstocks may be insufficient to fully meet global demand. CO2 as a feedstock could help meet SAF Grand Challenge. The CO2RUE

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and Task X

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by DOE as a collaborative effort among researchers from 9 National Labs. The key ideas? 1. Biomass feedstock properties are variable and different from other Commodities. 2. Empirical approaches to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The REenergize webcast series returned to the airwaves again this past week and first presenter was ABLC veteran and DMC Bio’s CEO and co-founder, Matt Lipscomb, with this cogent and comprehensive  update on efficiently developing and

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Life Cycle Assessment of Microalgae-Derived Biodiesel

by Tom Bradley et al (International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment)  Microalgae-derived biofuels are considered a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Nevertheless, as with all biofuels, there is still uncertainty around their sustainability. Most life cycle assessments (LCA) of microalgae biofuels

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The Promise and Controversy of Bamboo Biofuels

by  Haley Zaremba (OilPrice.com) A new paper from GCB Bioenergy suggests that bamboo, being a fast-growing plant that absorbs carbon dioxide, could be a promising source for biofuels such as bioethanol and biochar; Critics argue that even if biofuels have an efficient production

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Hyundai Seeks Tech to Produce Clean Hydrogen from Food Waste

by Sungsu Bae (The Korea Economic Daily)  Hyundai plans to work on system that produces 216 kg of clean hydrogen a day, enough to charge over 34 NEXO FCEVs  --  Hyundai Motor Group is set to develop technology to produce clean hydrogen

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Researchers Track Yeast Population Dynamics in Fuel Bioethanol Production

by Julia Moióli (FAPESP/Phys.Org) Researchers at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University in the United States, conducted an innovative study of the DNA and population dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used

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Bentley Installs Biofuel Tank at Crew Factory

(Biofuels International) Vehicles from the Bentley Heritage Collection and press fleet will be able to reduce their carbon impact by an estimated 85% thanks to a new 1,200-litre fuel bowser within the Crewe production site. Bentley ran its six strong fleet at

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The Squeeze, Eased: LiDestri, Fermentum Take Precision Fermentation to the Next Capacity Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Good news has arrived from uptatte New York that LiDestri Foods and Fermentum, Inc.have revealed a joint venture and a 500,000 liter capacity, available now, for precision fermentation on a contract basis. It’s years earlier

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Marine BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Giant Kelp is one of the fastest growing producers of biomass. Giant kelp does not grow naturally in the open ocean because kelp needs key nutrients that are available in deep ocean water or near shore

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Amyris’ Bankruptcy Filing: Complete Details

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here follows the complete Amyris statement with respect to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS) (“Amyris” or the “Company”), a leading synthetic biotechnology company accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable consumption through its Lab-to-Market™

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Liberation Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Liberation Labs was formed to address the growing fermentation capacity gap in cellular agriculture by providing the industry with the infrastructure to commercialize novel protein manufacturing at the scale and cost structure required by the market.

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Biomethane Fuel Offers Negative Carbon Footprint

(European Biotechnology)... German scientists at the University of Hohenheim have reported that fuels made from agricultural residues can even have a negative CO2 impact on bus and truck journeys.According to the study, biomethane offers a promising and cost-effective alternative to e-mobility, especially

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Bentley Used Biofuel in Its Cars at Goodwood, No Engine Mods Required

by Anthony Alaniz  (Motor1) The company says the stuff is a "straightforward replacement" for gas. Bentley has joined a growing list of companies exploring sustainable fuel alternatives. The automaker attended this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with six vehicles that made

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here’s the State of Renewable Chemicals and Materials presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode.The Value Stack, planned capacity, mandates, incentives, major players and their recent activities, pathways, mandates around the world, molecules, and markets. It’s a comprehensive

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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Aviation Sector Buys into Cutting-Edge Ways to Reduce CO2 Footprint

by Ken Silverstein (Forbes) ... To that end, a new plant is breaking ground today in Washington State to transform CO2 into jet fuel — a technology that could clean up air travel. The U.S. Air Force has tested the product, affirming that

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ETW Energietechnik Builds Biomethane Plant in Rittershoffen, Alsace

(Bioenergy Insight) ETW Energietechnik (ETW), which is headquartered in the German city of Moers, has built a biomethane plant in Rittershoffen, in Alsace. The plant was built in cooperation with construction company Rytec, based in Baden-Baden, Germany. The plant went into operation

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Biofuels: What Are They, How Do They Work, How Are They Made?

by Jennifer Barns (Intelligent Living) ...  Biofuels offer several environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality compared to fossil fuels. The combustion of biofuels releases carbon dioxide, but since the feedstock used for their production absorbs carbon

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An Emerging Bonanza in Ethanol-Focused Carbon Capture?

by Jim Kendrick (Biofuels Digest) The US carbon capture market has grown, experts say, to $13 billion in 2023 and according to ExxonMobil is on the way to $4 trillion. That could mean that a bonanza for infrastructure in the form

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World’s Leading Steel Company, ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech Announce First Ethanol Samples from Commercial Flagship Carbon Capture and Utilisation Facility in Ghent, Belgium

(LanzaTech) €200 million commercial scale CCU plant first of its kind in the European steel industry; Facility employing LanzaTech’s cutting-edge carbon recycling process couples decarbonization technology with chemical production to advance EU’s 2030 Climate Target Plan and a circular economy ArcelorMittal

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Novozymes Launches Advanced Dry Yeast, Expands Fermentation Opportunities

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, Novozymes announced the launch of its latest yeast technology, Innova® Apex ADY. Apex ADY is the most advanced active dry yeast in the market, increasing ethanol

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The Pathways to Biofuels: A Survey of Why We Should Stop Fretting

byMichael Barnard (CleanTechnica) We have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact. ... And in this future world of

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Kona: 2023 Sustainable Circular Economies-- Putting the Pieces Together --- July 17 – 19, 2023 --- Kona, Hawaii

Successful transformation to the Bioeconomy requires cross-disciplinary understanding informed by robust guiding principles on what it means to be sustainable. This three-day conference addresses this need for multidisciplinary "conversancy" so Bioeconomy professionals can be more effective leaders. Attendees will be prepared

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With proven technology at the nexus of two mandated markets, industrial and consumer — LanzaTech has been on fire in recent months. Here’s more on their commercial operating plants, plants scheduled to complete construction in

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From Concept to Commercialization: NREL’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory supports the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office with fundamental and applied research, development, and deployment (RD&D) designed to advance technologies to produce biobased energy, fuels, chemicals and products

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US Carbon Capture Incentives Leave EU ‘Lagging Behind’, Biofuel Makers Warn

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) Efforts to boost carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe are insufficient according to biofuel makers, who say the United States offer better incentives. CCS sees carbon taken out of the atmosphere and injected underground, usually in

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Against the Odds: Continuing down the Path Where Many Have Floundered, LanzaTech’s Momentum Is Undeniable.

by Katie Schroeder (SAF Magazine) When LanzaTech was founded in New Zealand in 2005, the company was born out of a desire to find solutions. At its inception, the founders were looking for a waste feedstock that was abundant and

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DOE Helps Industry Leverage Bioenergy Feedstock Expertise DEADLINE April 14, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched an initiative that aims to help industry and universities leverage the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium’s capabilities to help solve real-world problems that the bioenergy and bioproduct

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New Consortium Advances eFuels Technologies

by Erik Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biobased Diesel Daily)  ... Those abundant wind and corn resources are contributing to the region’s leadership in renewable energy. Every year, Midwest states produce millions of gallons of ethanol and thousands of kilowatt-hours (kWHs)

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Carbon America Introduces Project to Community

by Alicia Barry (Akron News-Reporter) Washington and Yuma Counties became a little more acquainted with Carbon America last week. The company held a community open house last Wednesday, March 22 at Quintech in Yuma, highlighting their Carbon Capture and Storage project at

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Habemus Feedstock?
 The Conclave Gathers: The Pursuit of Circular Feedstocks for 
Renewable Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Yes, you can feed CO2, water and sunlight to the Terebinth and it will produce a precursor to clear plastic bottles. The two other precursors can be made from plant sugars (ethylene glycol) and

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Study Paves Way to More Efficient Production of 2G Ethanol Using Specially Modified Yeast Strain

(São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)/EurekAlert!) Brazilian researchers identified the genes that make the industrial yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae SA-1 resistant to fermentation inhibitors generated during sugarcane bagasse preprocessing. A Brazilian study paves the way to increased efficiency of second-generation (2G) ethanol production

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The Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Announces Six Nominees for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023”.

(nova-Institute) From Emission-made Shoes to Jet Fuels – Smart Innovations Make CO2 the Feedstock of the Future --  Smart innovations are helping to rewrite the story of CO2 by providing sustainable carbon sources that can successfully replace fossil carbon.  Last year, the United

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Proprietary Vertimass Technology can lower costs of sustainable fuels for aircraft and light and heavy duty vehicles while providing a new route to renewable chemicals. Rapid development and deployment of novel Vertimass technology for conversion

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The Promise of Advancing Biomanufacturing Innovation

by Greg Potter and Glenn Farris (Lipiferm Scientific andFarris Advisory Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  On September 12, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to Advance Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation to support solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security,

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Adding a Surfactant to Sewage Boosts Biofuel Production

by Benjamin Plackett (Chemical & Engineering News)  Rhamnolipids help turn human wastewater into both hydrogen and biodiesel -- The waste people flush down the drain is rich in energy, and its contents can be used to develop renewable fuels. But

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biorefineries, the Future of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) All the developed and even now developing nations are working hard on Net Zero ambitions and timelines now — India has a goal to reduce 1 billion tons of carbon emissions by 2030 and drop

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MOU Concluded on Collaboration for the First Commercial Production of Cellulosic Bioethanol from Woody Biomass in Japan and Its Development into Bio-chemical Products

(Nippon Paper Group) Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Toru Nozawa; hereinafter "Nippon Paper"), Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO: Masayuki Hyodo) and Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo;

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Kemin Bio Solutions Launches FermSAVER™ for Use in Ethanol Production

(Kemin Industries/PR Newswire)  New product in company's biofuels portfolio helps mitigate production loss due to heat stress in yeast fermentation  --  Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent

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ABPDU’s Gas Capture Capability Enables Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Molecule

by Katy Christiansen (Argonne National Laboratory) ... However, producing these fuels is a tricky biological process. Some important aviation fuel molecules are volatile, meaning they evaporate at room temperature. During the fermentation process, these volatile molecules leave the fermenter as a

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Denmark Technology to Help Promote Ethanol Production

(Daily Pioneer/ANI News Service) To promote ethanol production in an eco-friendly manner, the Uttar Pradesh government has been holding talks with Denmark, which is expected to aid the state in adopting new technology for making ethanol and methanol through the

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Spinning Food Processing Waste into 'Gold' -- Study Proposes Profitable Ways to Repurpose Industrial Waste

by Emily Caldwell (Science Daily/Ohio State University) Scientists have taken the first step at estimating the best large-scale uses for food processing waste, first analyzing its contents and, based on those findings, proposing production opportunities ranging from sustainable fuels, biogas and

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Fermentation Will Grow as a Way to Make Chemicals

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News)  ... In 2023, the volume and diversity of biobased chemicals made via fermentation will grow as microbe engineering gets better and synthetic biology unlocks a wider range of molecular targets. One example of this

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Fixing the Fermentation Squeeze: Liberation Labs Comes out of Stealth with a Farm to Ferm Mission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Liberation Labs comes out of stealth with a $20M funding round and a precision fermentation platform for the production of alternative proteins at scale  --  News arrives from New York that Mark Warner and his Liberation Labs

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech and Transforming Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With proven technology at the nexus of two mandated markets, industrial and consumer — LanzaTech has been on fire in recent months. Here’s more on their commercial operating plants, plants scheduled to complete construction in

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Lifting Up Production

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In recent years, many ethanol producers have started migrating toward a more diversified biorefining model as they adapt to changing markets and changing times. The enzymes industry has not only kept pace with this

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Synbio Powerlabs Secures € 6.6 Million Funding to Build a Revolutionary Biotechnology Plant for Precision Fermentation

(Nutrecon/NewsWires)  Synbio Powerlabs Oy ("Synbio Powerlabs" or the "Company"), a leading Biotech company catalyzing the DNA-Economy by enabling the development of disruptive biotechnologies with precision fermentation, from lab-scale experiments to large scale pilot runs, is pleased to announce it has secured

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SUEZ and Waga Energy Commission Fifth Biogas Unit

(Bioenergy Insight) SUEZ and Waga Energy have commissioned a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) production unit at the Madaillan landfill in Milhac-d’Auberoche (southwestern France) - the fifth RNG production unit to be commissioned jointly by SUEZ and Waga Energy. Recovering RNG

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Versalis, New Technology to Produce Enzymes for Second Generation Ethanol

(Eni) Versalis, Eni's chemical company, has acquired the technology to produce enzymes for second-generation ethanol from DSM, a global, purpose-led company in Health, Nutrition & Bioscience. The agreement has a strategic value for Versalis as it integrates with proprietary Proesa® technology,

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The Caribbean Is Swimming in Seaweed. Scientists Aim to Turn It into Jet Fuel and Batteries

by Erik F. Ringle  (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Backed by U.S. Department of Energy Funding, New R&D Could Help Seed a Uniquely Caribbean Bioeconomy -- ... Kruger (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researcher Jacob Kruger) may be unable to eliminate the

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Products Made with Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale

By Dieter Holger (Wall Street Journal) Straws, bottles and packaging made with captured greenhouse-gas are starting to reach commercial scale, offering a way for businesses making and using everyday products to reduce emissions contributing to global warming.  Locking up greenhouse gas in

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to BioVeritas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BioVeritas upcycles underutilized and excess biomass from food processing into clean-label ingredients through a fermentation process that closely mirrors Mother Nature. We do this to create a world where the ingredients of tomorrow are produced

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Biofuel on Road to Energy, Cost Savings

by Beth Burmahl (Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne collaborates with U.S. laboratories on research to identify promising biofuels for different engine types.  -- Biofuel is closer to becoming a cost-competitive, climate-friendly solution for slashing carbon emissions in cars and trucks, according to two new

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All About Renewable Energy for Kids

(Solar Power Guide) ... Biomass Energy -- Biomass energy includes organic materials that come from plants and animals. It's possible to burn solid matter such as wood and garbage. Material from animal waste or rotting garbage produces biogas, which can also be

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ScaleUp Bio to Open Two Precision Fermentation Facilities for Global Startups

(Vegconomist) Recently launched Singaporean solutions provider ScaleUp Bio has announced that it will be opening two dedicated precision fermentation facilities for global food tech startups. According to ScaleUp, there are few food–grade laboratory facilities available, with most catering to the pharmaceutical or biofuel industries. Since opening

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BioVeritas Hits the Rapids with a $65M Injection from Ara Partners and a 2025 Date with Bio-Ingredients Destiny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference opened in San Francisco, news arrived on the conference floor that Ara Partners has committed $65M in additional capital to BioVeritas to support rapid commercialization of the company’s bio-based ingredient

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NextChem Kicks Off the Engineering Phase of Rome Hydrogen Valley (IPCEI HY2USE) and Awards LanzaTech the Process Design Contract for the Circular Ethanol Unit

(LanzaTech/Globe Newswire) The contract relates to the syngas fermentation section of NextChem Hydrogen Valley to produce circular ethanol as initial co-product together with Circular Hydrogen™ -- Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that NextChem, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, has kicked off the engineering

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Refining Your Renewable Fuels Approach for Success

(Benchmark) Producing renewable fuels is a potentially rewarding opportunity for refiners to enhance their services for profitable and lasting portfolios. From feedstock and technology selection to project delivery methods and complementary projects, several considerations can affect the feasibility of such

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Ethanol Plant CCS: Sequestration Sensors

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) With CCS expanding rapidly, there is an accompanying need for technology to monitor the CO2 underground. A North Dakota ethanol producer, environmental researcher and a geophysicist explain how it’s done. As the number of new

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Biohydrogen Production from Fermentation of Organic Waste, Storage and Applications

by Hassan El Bari, Nabila Lahboubi, Sanae Habchi, Samir Rachidi, Oussama Bayssi, Nouhaila Nabil, Yasna Mortezaei, Raffaella Villa (Cleaner Waste Systems) • The low rate of BioH2 generation poses challenges to the process. • Both dark fermentation and photo-fermentation have advantages and

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Kiambu Dairy Farmers Embrace Biogas Installation

by Fridah Chomba and Victor Muchiri (Kenya News Agency) Kiambu is an agriculture-based County that has adopted Biogas as a renewable source of energy. Biogas is affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly. As one of the top five leading counties in dairy

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$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

by Sam Jones (North Carolina State University CALS News) Researchers will create sustainable aviation fuel and graphite from a blend of wood waste and seaweed.  -- A team of researchers in NC State’s College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculture and

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GAO Spotlights Ethanol Production as Prime Carbon Capture Opportunity

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  Late last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a technology assessment on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), drawing on findings from peer-reviewed literature, a meeting of experts, and stakeholder interviews that included the Renewable

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Comstock Files Grant Application for Cellulosic Fuels

(Comstock/Globe Newswire)  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced its filing of a grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to build a pre-pilot scale system to demonstrate one of Comstock’s unique new pathways to produce

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eFuels, by Land and Sea, Get Their Grips on the Ships, Road Trips

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For more than a decade we have been covering the emergence of e-Fuels — renewable fuels made from (usually waste) CO2 and green hydrogen, the latter conventionally obtained by splitting water using spare, intermittent renewable power. It’s

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap: Flight Plan for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Report

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge is the result of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal government agencies working together to develop a

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Getting ABLC Ready: The Digest’s 5 Minute Guide to Fermworx

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As ABLC Next approaches with record crowds and plenty of companies to meet, we’re profiling key industry players over the next month in our long-standing “5 Minutes With” series. Today, Fermworx, aspiring to be the world’s

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the Catalytic Upgrading of Biochemical Intermediates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Whether it is Mixed C6-C5 Corn Stover Hydrolysate Sugars to Produce Butyric Acid with In-situ Product Removal, or Non-Biological Conversion of Mixed C6-C5 Corn Stover Hydrolysate Sugars to Furans (Furfural, HMF), opportunities abound in biobased

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Punjab Govt Constitutes Task Force to Create Mechanism for Off-Take of Fermented Organic Manure from CBG Projects

(Punjab News Express) Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government has constituted a task force to discuss and create enabling mechanism for off-take of Fermented Organic Manure (FOM) generated from Compressed Biogas (CBG) projects based on agro-residue in the State,

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4H Club, Methane to the Rescue: The Calysta, Mango Materials, Industrial Microbes, T2C Energy Stories

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Biogas is an ancient thing, organisms have been making it for millenia – only in recent decades have we learned to capture and use it to generate on-site heat and power. ... ... This is the supply

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An Unlikely Pairing in Portland? Maine Standard Biofuels Buying Urban Farm Fermentory

by Hannah LaClaire (Press Herald) The fermentory, which makes cider, kombucha and mead, may soon be acquired by Maine Standard Biofuels, which recycles cooking oil into heating fuel. --  ... But their respective founders, Eli Cayer and Jarmin Kaltsas, said it

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Producing Biofuels from Waste Coffee and Alcohol Products

by Reginald Davey (AZO Materials) Research into utilizing waste products has benefited several industries in recent years, improving their sustainability. Writing in the journal Energies, a team of scientists from Armenia and Poland has investigated the use of waste coffee and

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Dehydration of Bioethanol Produced from Argane Pulp Using Pervaporation Membrane Process: Experimental, Molecular Dynamics and GCMC Simulation Studies

Fatima Zahrae Zouhair, Mohammed Rachid Kabbour, Fatima Ebich, Aouatif Benali, El hajel Maadoudi, Awad A. Alrashdi, Mohammed Bouksaim, Hassane Lgaz, Azzouz Essamri (Journal of Molecular Liquids) PVA membranes were used for argane pulp bioethanol dehydration by PV. • MD and GCMC simulations

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Farm Animals, the Looming Unemployment Crisis: Woolly Mammoth Burgers, Honey without the Bees, Milk without the Cow, Leather without the Skin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...  It’s coming to the point where we have to consider the looming unemplopyment wave for farm animals. I mean, what are cows going to do. What about chickens, bees, lambs, pigs, fish. It’s back

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Biofuel Industry Innovating in Production, Finding New Uses

by Aaron Viner (Iowa Farmer Today)  ... To keep sustained demand, refineries are always looking for more ways to create more product and find more places to use it. In February, Oklahoma State University researcher Hasan Atiyeh received a patent for

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Dyadic

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) One of the most interesting journeys in all of biotech — from jeans to jeans, and from cellulosic fuels over to pharma. Welcome to the story of Dyadic. Here are the markets, technologies, sources of

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Not Just Bread and Beer—Microbes Can Ferment Carbon Dioxide to Make Fuel, Too

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists Mapped Out a "Bicyclic Carbon Fixation" Pathway for Speeding Up Gas Fermentation in Specialized Bacteria --  ... Certain species of bacteria ferment carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to make their own nutrients

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Researchers Enlist Sturdy Yeast to Help Make Cost-Effective Ethanol

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  Yeasts play a key role in converting ("fermenting") sugars from plants into ethanol fuel. But not all yeasts are created equal. Some are better fermenters than others because they can tolerate the harsh conditions

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This hydrocarbons firm has for the sake of higher margins to support smaller build-outs to profitability has pivoted to converting plant-derived resources into a key family of ingredients used in the cosmetics industry — a

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Beast Mode Yeast Load: Novozyme’s New Innova Apex, Turbo Are Ethanol Yield Monsters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Novozymes’ new Innova Apex and Innova Turbo have arrived on the Innova yeast platform. They are companions to Innova Quantum. Usually, advances in yeast are told in terms of yield, but here’s an added twist

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Sequestering In Place

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pipeline aggregation of ethanol plant CO2 has captured industry attention, but stand-alone CCS projects might be uniquely positioned for early success.  --  Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects are integrating into existing ethanol plants like

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The Ethanol Industry’s Commercial Capture

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CO2 from corn ethanol plants is a great candidate for capture and sequestration because it is so clean. That also makes it a versatile and critical product for myriad commercial and industrial uses. -- 

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