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Yogurt Maker Fage Sues over Stalled Ethanol Plant
August 22, 2017 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by John Cropley  (Daily Gazette)  More than $20 million is sought  —  Fage has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $20 million from a company that agreed to buy waste whey from its massive yogurt …

St1 to Add Renewable Diesel Production, Continues Ethanol Work
July 19, 2017 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(St1/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  St1 announced it is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in St1 refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the first step in the series of planned investments, …

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
June 21, 2017 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up …

Supercritical Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy and Decarbonizing Long-Haul Transport
May 26, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, we updated on Steeper Energy, which has been executing on a $3m grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada towards development of a $30M 100 barrel per day demonstration project …

DOE Issues Report on Reducing Commercial Aviation GHG Emissions
July 21, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report dedicated to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, with the focus on large single- and …

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC
July 21, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX: LER, “Leaf” or “Leaf Resources”) is pleased to announce the signing of binding legal agreements with US-based project developer Claeris, LLC (“Claeris”), to establish a joint venture (JV) entity, Leaf Development, …

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective
July 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every country. Ghana, as a country, has faced some instability in the supply of energy for …

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery
June 6, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this …

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
May 27, 2016 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more importantly, to reflect on the …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Biofuel Way We Can All Aid Climate Goals, Says Z
December 14, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Gray, Sophie Ryan (New Zealand Herald)  Z Energy says committing to using biofuel is one way people can contribute to the global effort to reduce climate change outlined in the Paris Agreement.
New Zealand …

Next-Generation Sugarcane Ethanol a Sweet Alternative to Gasoline
December 11, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Bill Hinchberger (Globe and Mail)  As the world prepares to wean itself from fossil fuels, many eyes are turning to Brazil with its land mass nearly equal that of Canada, plentiful sunshine, history of …

OX2 Wins Concession for One of Sweden’s Largest Biogas Plants
December 8, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  OX2 will take over NSR’s biogas plant outside Helsingborg on January 1, 2016. The plant has a capacity to produce around 80 GWh of biogas and 140-150,000 tons of bio fertilizer …

World’s First Biofuel from Whisky Residues Aim for Lead in £100m Market
February 26, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(The Engineer)  A Scottish company has revived a defunct fermentation technology to create biofuel from the residues of whisky production.  Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables said it now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland …

Byogy Renewables and GEN 2 Energy Advance Value Chain to Produce Biofuels Competitive With Today’s Oil Price
February 26, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Byogy/PR Newswire) Byogy Renewables, a biofuels producer based in San Jose, California, has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production …

Celtic Renewables Opts For A Well-Oiled Remedy
November 20, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Ann M. Thayer  (Chemical and Engineering News) Scottish startup to make biobased chemicals 
from the leftovers of whisky production
The process for making Scotch whisky uses three ingredients: water, yeast, and a grain, primarily barley. About …

From Table To Truck: How Food Waste Could Run Your Car
November 20, 2014 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Cassandra Profita (Northwest Public Radio)  … 21-year-old Matt Coffman is a formula drift race car driver. This year, he switched to a new fuel that’s made from fermented food waste. …
“People are just all …

Cereal Grains Food Science Professor Receives Grant to Bring Corn Co-product to Market
October 28, 2014 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(South Dakota State University/Lab Manager)  South Dakota State University food science professor Padmanaban Krishnan received a four-year grant geared toward getting corn co-products to the food market.
With a $576,000 project budget for the Minnesota Corn …

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii
August 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material heading from the garbage pail to the landfill?   Turns out, the State of Hawaii and …

$5 Million Waste Biomass Processing Plant Planned in Michigan
July 22, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BioCycle plans to make use of agricultural scrap and waste materials and other biomass sources as manufacturing precursors, via a $5 million bioprocessing facility that is currently in final …

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit
May 6, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at the 2nd International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit. The Summit that drew 500+ delegates took …

Georgia Tech Students Top Clemson and UMD in DOE $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge Final Four
April 1, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/PR Newswire)  A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of …

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass
February 24, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Georgia Institute of Technology)  Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack …

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
September 13, 2013 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making payments to support the production of advanced biofuel. USDA is making nearly $15.5 million in payments …

Never a Waste; No Longer a Residue—Soy Oil for Biodiesel until Something Better Comes Along
February 7, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Why,” I asked an expert audience at the National Biodiesel Conference in Las Vegas this week, “if you have to take the oil out of soybeans to make your …

Top Ten: Britain’s Most Progressive Biofuel and Biochemical Companies
September 4, 2012 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Aylott (National Non-Food Crops Centre)   NNFCC gives its top ten of Britain’s most progressive biofuel and biochemical companies.
TMO Renewables …
Green Biologics …
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Croda …
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Greenergy … …

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock
May 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion.
1. The feedstocks …

Overcoming the Challenge of Cheap Sugars: Unmarketable Hawaiian Papaya Used to Produce Green Fuels
January 6, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Biotork)  BioTork has successfully converted unmarketable Hawaiian papayas to fatty acids that can be refined into green fuels. This result is a first milestone in a developmental research project conducted in collaboration with the US Dept of …

Veggie Oil Shortage Slows County Biodiesel Plan
May 25, 2011 – 6:59 am | No Comment

by Laura Johnson (Anniston Star)  Inside the Calhoun County Highway Department’s complex at McClellan, Eric Feemster brews batches of biodiesel fuel.
…It’s a program that has garnered Calhoun County two awards from state associations in the …

Biodiesel New Zealand Establishes Nelson Distribution Hub
May 24, 2011 – 7:42 am | No Comment

(Scoop)  Biodiesel New Zealand is establishing a bulk distribution facility in Nelson to supply upper South Island customers with both its Biogold™ NZ20 renewable fuel blend and Biogold™ NZ100 pure biodiesel.
General Manager Andrew Simcock says …

Extreme Biodiesel Selected to Produce Biodiesel for Two Major Supermarkets
May 24, 2011 – 7:04 am | No Comment

(Agoracom)  BookMerge Technology, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Extreme Biodiesel, has been selected to produce biodiesel for two major supermarkets. The preliminary agreements are that, on an ongoing basis, Extreme Biodiesel will collect and …

Hungary’s MOL To Make Fuel From Used Cooking Oil
May 13, 2011 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(XPatLoop.com)  “MOL will from mid-May collect waste cooking oil at its 100 petrol stations and make bio-fuel from it,” spokeswoman Andrea Pánczél announced. The cooking oil will be processed by Rossi Biofuel’s unit in Komárom. …

Greenergy International (UK) to Begin Producing Biodiesel From Solid Food Waste
May 9, 2011 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Greenergy, a privately owned company that supplies one fifth of Britain’s road fuel, announced May 6 that it has begun producing biodiesel from food waste.
In a unique partnership with Brocklesby Ltd, a specialist …

$1.6 Million in Biofuels Center Grants to Accelerate Commercialization of Renewable Fuels
May 2, 2011 – 11:46 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has awarded $1.6 million for 15 projects statewide to accelerate the commercialization of renewable liquid fuels. Awards are made through the 2011 Statewide Biofuels …

MHI Establishes Technology to Produce Biofuel Locally at Low Cost from Rice and Barley Straws
April 29, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(JapanCorp.net)  Project to Make Efficient Use of Soft Cellulose
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has successfully established technology to produce ethanol for automobile fuel, satisfying the standards of the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization (JASO), from lignocellulose …

Neste Oil Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its ISCC-Certified Renewable Diesel Plant in Singapore
March 11, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)   Neste Oil with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Finnish Minister for Ownership Steering Mr. Jyri Häkämies, and some 200 guests celebrate the grand opening of …

Tagging the Most Promising Feedstocks for Biofuels
February 7, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson (Western Farm Press/North Dakota State University Extension Service)  A USDA-funded study is developing new pricing and trading standards for cellulosic biomass feedstocks. A first step in the study is to identify the …

Brandon Pulls Plug on Biodiesel Processor
December 27, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Allison Dowd  (Winnepeg Free Press)  The City of Brandon is saying goodbye to its biodiesel processor.
Getting the proper licensing from Manitoba Labour to run the processor proved too expensive and time-consuming, said Rod Sage, Brandon’s …

Country-Fried Biofuels
December 12, 2010 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Shannon Brescher Shea  (U.S. Department of Energy)  But a more humdrum risk of deep-frying is improperly disposing of the grease. Pouring it down the drain, which can clog municipal pipes and pollute local waterways, is …

Foodlink Teams with Epiphergy to Turn Its Waste into Ethanol
November 10, 2010 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Erinn Cain  (Messenger Post)  Foodlink, the regional food bank for Central and Western New York, is teaming up with a local alternative-energy company to transform its organic food waste into a golden opportunity.
Foodlink has …

Program to Create Biodiesel from Brown Grease Begins Operation at San FranciscoTreatment Plant
October 8, 2010 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(PowerMag.com)  A demonstration plant that creates biodiesel fuel from restaurant trap grease (commonly called brown grease), located at the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Francisco, has begun operation.  
Developed by URS Corporation, it is the first …

Biofuels From Trash Could Replace Half of EU Gasoline by 2020, Study Says
September 16, 2010 – 6:43 am | No Comment

by Alex Morales  (Bloomberg)  Biofuels made from plant waste and municipal trash rather than food crops could replace more than half of gasoline used in the European Union by 2020, industry analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance …

Used Cooking Oil Will Fuel City Trash Truck
September 6, 2010 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Free Times) … “It won’t smell like chicken. It may smell like fries,” said Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann at an event Monday announcing a new city program to collect used cooking oil and convert it …

New Waste to Bio-Fuel Facility Opened in Delhi
August 25, 2010 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  A new waste to biofuel facility in Delhi, India has been inaugurated by the government of Delhi’s chief minister, Sheila Dikshit.
Located at Delhi Secretariat, the plant is part of an initiative to …

Piedmont Biofuels Unveils Next Generation Biodiesel Plant
July 27, 2010 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Piedmont Biofuels)  …The Enzymatic Biodiesel pilot plant was developed in partnership with the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, Novozymes, and the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation. This is the first pilot plant of its kind …

New Biofuel Company Brings US Tech to South Africa
July 14, 2010 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Stellenbosch Biomass Technologies (SBMT) has been officially launched in Sandton, South Africa holding the rights to commercialize and adapt the latest conversion technology developed by US-based Mascoma Technologies.
Mascoma is rated one of the …

Scramble’s on in London to Snag Biodiesel
May 25, 2010 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Howard Mustoe   (Seattle Times)  …
Cabbies, who collectively spend almost $634,000 a day on diesel, are starting to switch to biodiesel, a fuel derived from vegetable oil, to cut costs. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is also …

Freedom Environmental Rolling Out Biofuel Model to Existing Commercial Clients Developing New “Green” Revenue Stream
May 25, 2010 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Market Watch)  Freedom Estimates 30,000 Gallons of Grease Collected From Existing Commercial Clients Per Month to be Sold to Processing Facilities at $1.75 Per Gallon.
Freedom Environmental Services announced May 19, 2010, its biofuel consultant, Homestead Inc., has …

Missouri University Researchers Turn Coffee to Biodiesel Fuel
May 20, 2010 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Samantha Sunne (The Maneater)   Researchers at the biofuel lab have found a way to skip the drying step.
MU researchers have found a way to convert the coffee grounds commonly found in beverages into biodiesel …

Energy from Waste 2010 (Waste to Energy) October 6-7 London, UK
May 14, 2010 – 10:43 am | One Comment
Energy from Waste 2010 (Waste to Energy) October 6-7 London, UK

The question of how to efficiently utilise residual waste has become imperative for numerous reasons – increasing landfill taxes, the drive for a low carbon economy, the requirements of resource efficiency and the search for …

Funding Secured for New Facility to Produce Biofuels
April 5, 2010 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Leah Beth Ward (YakimaHerald.com)  The parent company of the AB Foods-Washington Beef processing plant in Toppenish has won $2 million in grants and loans to create a biofuels company that will transform waste into …

Uganda Scientists Find Ways to Get Ethanol from Stems, Leaves
March 29, 2010 – 9:37 am | No Comment

by Halima Abdallah  (The East African)  Uganda scientists have made a breakthrough in extracting bio-ethanol from non-food parts of plants — cassava stems, cassava leaves, pineapple leaves, elephant grass stems and wood — opening the way …

Fowl Fuel? Scientists Have Developed a Process for Converting Chicken Feather Meal into Biodiesel Fuel
March 24, 2010 – 9:11 am | No Comment

(NACS Online) Is biofuel development going to the birds? Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have found a way to convert chicken feather meal into biodiesel fuel, Alternative Energy reports.
The team, lead by professor …

A Green Process for Producing Biodiesel from Feather Meal
July 13, 2009 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

Researchers at the University of Nevada have described a process to produce biodiesel from the fat content of feather meal, a waste product of the poultry industry.  They estimate that this process can create 150−200 million …