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Clean Electricity Generation: Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone — Biocoal Alternative Fuel for Power Production and Heating

(Clean Electricity Generation/PR Newswire)  At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Messages from Brussels: More Biofuels for Transport Are Badly Needed and Can Be Produced Sustainably

(BioFuture Platform)  Several international initiatives and organizations met in Brussels to discuss the need and the ways to scale up low carbon fuels in transport. The international conference, titled “The role

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuels Plant to Be Built in Lakeview, Oregon

(The Telegraph/Associated Press)  A company has received final approval to start building a renewable-biofuels plant in south-central Oregon. The Herald and News reports the facility in Lakeview is expected to convert

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG Announce Their Collaboration on ASTM-Certification of a Bio-Isobutene Feedstock and Conversion Process for the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (GBE), the company developing a breakthrough process converting renewable resources into isobutene, and SkyNRG, world market leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), will work together to accelerate

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector

(JDSUPRA/McDermott Will & Emery)  Transport fuel retailers are obliged to sell a minimum amount of biofuel annually, calculated as a percentage of the energy content of the transport fuel sold in

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Draft 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorizes Energy Title Programs

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Lumber’s Lure: Thanks to Physics, Viable Biofuel May Grow in the Woods

by Chris Lee (Ars Technica)  Future biofuel production requires new catalysts—or better training for stubborn enzymes.  … I thought New Zealand would offer some chemistry-minded contrast. The country makes a lot of money on timber

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

First Car Driving with Global Bioenergies’ Renewable Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies)  First Audi car to drive at the Montlhéry circuit using over 34% renewable gasoline; One-cylinder engine testing results confirm renewable gasoline has very high performances; Start of the on-road testing

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Duluth Steam Plant to Burn Biofuel

by Peter Passi (Duluth News Tribune)  Duluth’s steam plant will be swapping out coal and natural gas for biofuel in the near future. Earlier this week, the Duluth City Council

April 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the hope of regulatory relief, breakthroughs in financial structuring, a decisive

February 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation–Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018. The topic of the workshop was Market and regulatory issues related

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Energy from Woody Biomass Positive for the Climate?

(International Energy Agency)  IEA Bioenergy has produced a brief on the question ‘Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?’ The brief provides background and a number of concise arguments

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Butanol from Forest Waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation of AVAP Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The objective? To create an economically viable process for the production of butanol from the underutilized natural resources domestically available economically sustainable biofuel at or below DOE

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Looking into New, 500,000 Tonne Biodiesel Facility

(Biofuels International)  Finnish forest industry company and biofuel producer UPM has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in the southeast of Finland. The proposed

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Enviva: Track & Trace Data Conforms Sustained Forest Growth

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking

January 31, 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

Company Official Shares Biofuel Plant Details

by Tina Alvey (The Register-Herald)  PPD of WV is putting together the final financial pieces of the puzzle, in hopes of breaking ground on its new biofuel plant near Sam Black

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Rise, Rise, Rise of Bio-Methanol for Fuels and Chemical Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The clearest intersecting theme is bio-methanol. Let’s see why. For one, Södra has much more going on than Silva, and we reported on a major

January 25, 2018 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

Biofuels Plant Development Expected to Begin at Ontonagon Paper Mill

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   A public announcement of the construction and development of a $300 million advanced biofuels plant at the site of the closed paper mill in Ontonagon is “expected

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Energy from Woody Biomass Positive for the Climate?

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy) IEA Bioenergy has produced a brief on the question ‘Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?’ The brief provides background and a number of concise

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

The Story of Red Rock Biofuels and the Bond Market Breakthroughs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of drop-in military biofuels, two major updates appeared this week. In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels got good news on Monday when the governor

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Bond Authorization Opens Door to Lake County Biofuel Project

by Kurt Leidtke (Herald and News)  Jeff Manternach, CEO of Red Rock Biofuels, says the company was created in response to widespread and devastating wildfires in the Western U.S. caused by

January 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Finland Looks to “Finnish” First in Biofuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Finland cities are taking action on their carbon neutral goals and taking them oh so seriously. The Public Works Department at the City of

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Affordable, Low-Capex GTL Is Here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years and

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to EnerSysNet Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An early stage renewable energy company focused on commercializing patent-pending technologies to convert low-value forestry residuals to high value liquid hydrocarbons that are compatible with the

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Perspectives on Biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Susan van Dyk, Emile van Zyl, Brett Pletschke (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39)  This short contribution provides some perspectives on opportunities for biofuel production on the African continent. Africa has

December 22, 2017 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

Biofuel R&D for Ethanol, Green Chemical from Crop Waste

by Mike Foley (The Land)  A new fuel technology to convert harvested crops and other plant waste into biofuel and green chemical products is being developed with $11.9 million in funding

December 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Australia Is Back: Oz’s ARENA, China’s JTL Go Big with a Cellulosic Biofuels Bet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)he Australian Renewable Energy Agency has made its single largest direct investment in second-generation biofuels via $11.9M in funding support for Ethtec to complete the development and demonstration

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Hunter Valley Biofuel Facility to Advance Ethanol Production

(Australian Renewable Energy Agency/Ethanol Produce Magazine)  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $11.9 million in funding for Australian biofuel company Ethanol Technologies Ltd. to complete the development and demonstration of its groundbreaking

December 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Australian Researchers Lead Way in Developing Sustainable Biofuel Technology

by Cecilia Connell (ABC News)  An Australian-first biofuel demonstration facility in the New South Wales Hunter Valley has been touted as a game-changer in the food versus fuel debate, that has

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

$2.25 Per Gallon Biohydrocarbon Fuels, Unsubsidized? Biozin Licenses IH2 Technology — Heads for Commercial-Scale in Norway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding. The Front End

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Research Is Making Plant Waste a Viable Option in Ethanol Production

by J.D. Warren (UCR Today)  Relatively cheap “biomass” has been a poor option due to its production cost  —  UC Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

The Dismal Prospect of Advanced Biofuels in the EU

by Zoltán Szabó (EurActiv)  Advanced biofuels are proposed as the fuels of the future to replace oil, but the EU regulatory environment is fuzzy and uncertain to lure investors and some questionable

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Enabling Europe’s Bioeconomy

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From October 10th -11th the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) celebrated 10 years in Brussels, Belgium, as it plays a

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Zero Waste Scotland Report Shows 27 Million Tons of Waste and Residues Available for Biorefineries

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, a new report prepared by Ricardo Energy & Environment for Zero Waste Scotland found more than 27 million metric tons of available waste, by-products,

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Slash and Build: Study Aids Forestry Biofuel Industry

by Siddharth Vodnala (Washington State University News)  Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images of industrial-scale agriculture with cornstalks as far as the eye

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

St1 Progresses with Renewable Diesel Production Plans at Its Refinery in Gothenburg

(St1)  Energy company St1 continues its series of investments targeting to begin the production of renewable diesel in 2020 at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company has now signed an

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Named One of Six Finalists in 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards

(AZO Cleantech)  UPM Biofuels is one of six finalists for the Industry Leadership category in Bioenergy at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards – often described as the Oscars of the

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

A Blustery Day in the Bioeconomy’s Billion Acre Wood: The Latest from EPA, POET, Fuels America, Calyxt, Eligo Bioscience, Queensland, Gevo, Virgin, and Unilever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Headwinds — US road transport biofuels producers are up in arms this week. There are reports of  oil industry led-efforts within the EPA to create an export-subsidy RIN, cut

October 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and there are literally tons of wood waste left behind that

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden-Based Biofuels Producer SEKAB Joins LSB

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biofuels group Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed Swedish company SEKAB as its new member. SEKAB is a producer of bio-based chemicals and biofuels and

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Timber Bio-Fuel Stymied by Lack of Government Incentives, Says Industry

(ABC News Rural)  With a number of coal-fired power stations tipped to close over the next decade, the Queensland timber industry says it could help alleviate any energy shortages by

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Bounding Maine: Top 10 Companies Targeting Maine’s Forest Resource for Higher-Value Apps

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But pulp and paper markets have taken big hits. Headlines have centered around damaged balance sheets that make it difficult to modernize or expand, mothballed

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and Biomass-to-Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate solvent liquefaction as viable path to stable intermediates for subsequent upgrading to fuel blendstocks.

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel from Forests Lightens Jetliner Carbon Footprint

(Washington Forest Protection Association/Seattle Times)  Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests.  —  Alaska Airlines made history

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Follows Silicon Valley Into Backing Green Energy Firms

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Oil majors quietly investing into new technology start-ups; ‘Disruptive power’ from small companies prompts Shell to move  —  Major oil companies are joining Silicon Valley in backing

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Southeast Asia’s Biofuels Potential

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plant Construction Set to Begin

by Vanessa Dietz (The Daily Mining Gazette)  … SynSel Energy Inc., of Elmhurst, Illinois, chose Ontonagon as one of two U.S. sites to build advanced biofuels plants that will produce synthetic

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Forecasting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Air Canada, WestJet Aim to Become Biofuel Superpowers

by Ross Marowits (The Canadian Press/CleanTech Canada) Resource-rich Canada has the proper ingredients to lead the world in lower-carbon aviation fuels, the country’s two largest airlines say  —  The country’s top

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Production Could Play a Part in Reducing Forest Fires

(Bioenergy Insight)  Bioenergy can play a role in reducing the risk of forest fires, according to a video recently published on the European Forest Institute’s website. … “Now, we need

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Finds that Markets Are Key to Retaining Southern Forests

by Carlton N. Owen (Forest Business Network)  … “Forest2Market’s new study proves what many of us in the forest sector have

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

SynSel Energy Inc. to Open Biofuels Plant in Ontonagon

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   Ontonagon has been selected as one of two initial sites in the U.S. for the

July 19, 2017 2 comments Read Full Article

Research Progressing on How to Spur Wide Use of Aviation Biofuels

(Penn State News)  Slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate

June 30, 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

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Norway’s Statkraft to Make Biofuel from Wood Chips and Other Waste

by Geert De Clercq (Reuters)  Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Ecofys Study on Crude Tall Oil Markets and Availability: Sufficient Supply for Advanced Biofuels, Biomaterials and Energy Usage

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys – A Navigant Company, entitled “Crude

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

ARC Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center at ASC

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to New York-based Alfred

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Next Generation Forest Company: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Conifex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Conifex’s business is the harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of lumber, primarily

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Keeping the Forests as Forests

by Charlie Niebling (Biomass Magazine/Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC)  Across the Northeast U.S. and much of the country, markets for low-grade

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Stimulating Sustainability Certification in North America

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Dutch are motivated buyers of North American wood pellets, but the lack of sustainability

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

U of Minnesota Helps Startup Resynergi Create Energy from Plastic Waste and Biomass

(University of Minnesota)  California waste recovery company Resynergi Inc. is drawing on University of Minnesota expertise and technology to develop

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Urban Transport Cleans Up Its Act – HSL and Stara Shift to Renewable Fuels Only

(Globe Newswire/HSL/The Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd/UPM Biofuels)  Buses in the Helsinki region and most of machinery and

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

MEP Calls for Sweeping Changes to EU Biofuel and Bioenergy Legislation

(Bioenergy Insight)  MEP Bas Eickhout has proposed sweeping reforms to EU legislation regarding bioenergy and biofuels. They come amid the Dutch

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Supercritical Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy and Decarbonizing Long-Haul Transport

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, we updated on Steeper Energy, which has been executing on a $3m grant from

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant Opening

by Francesca Brindle (Hydrocarbon Engineering)  Southern Oil has announced that Queensland Premier, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, will officially open

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels Show Environmental Sustainability Benefits

(Univeristy of Pittsburg/R&D Magazine)  Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol’s ability to mitigate climate

May 22, 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

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

BPA: Study Demonstrates Emissions Benefits of Forest Residue Use

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Biomass Power Association has released the results of a study demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Complete March Madness Webinars Available Online

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s Complete March Madness webinars – 700+ slides available for your on-demand review.  —

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Finds 6 Billion Gallons of SAJF Per Year Could Enter U.S. Market by 2030

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released the aviation biofuels report, “Potential Avenues for

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Find More Efficient Way to Make Oil from Dead Trees

(University of Washington/Biomass Magazine)  The mountain pine beetle has destroyed more than 40 million acres of forest in the western

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on drop-in renewable fuels, featuring Drop-in Fuels 2020 author

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

A Global BioFuture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Developing Biobased Projects around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering market access, and technology development, but what about accessing markets in emerging economies

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Oregon Senate Backs Woody Biomass as ‘Green Energy’

(KTVZ.com)  Bill sponsored by Sens. Tim Knopp, Ted Ferrioli  —  Oregon Senate Republicans say adding woody biomass as a recognized

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Opens Technology Hub in Bangalore Where IH2 Technology Is under Development

(Shell) Shell today(March 31, 2017)  opened a new major technology hub in Bangalore – a 52 acre, custom built technology centre

April 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the Most Fascinating Projects under Development and in Deployment in Europe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Europe is often thought of as a dead-end for biofuels, owing to a thorny debate

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

US Forest Service and Biomass: A Symbiotic Partnership

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Power Association/Biomass Magazine)  More than 100 million trees across California, many located in the federally managed Sierra,

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’

by William Strauss (FutureMetrics/Biomass Magazine)  …  The recently released paper by the Chatham House is a study that contains many inaccurate

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. Comments on Emerging Bioethanol Market Opportunity as It Commercializes Its Cellulose to Sugar Technology Process

(Alliance Bio-Products)  The company’s patented CTS process presents a viable option for growing biofuel production efforts with its ability to

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Virgin, Air NZ Working to Develop Biofuel

by Lilly Vitorovich (The Australian)  Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are hopeful aviation biofuel can be produced locally, in

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Welcomes the High Ambition Level for Renewable Fuels in Sweden

(Your Renewable News/Neste)  Neste welcomes the Swedish government’s draft law proposals for the emission reduction mandate for traffic fuels and

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Preem and Vattenfall Collaborate on Biofuel

(Vattenfall)  Vattenfall aims to provide climate-smart hydrogen gas to large-scale production of biofuel. Preem and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancing Advanced: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

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

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Academics and IEA Slam ‘Misleading’ Chatham House Bioenergy Report

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  More than 125 academics have joined the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy)

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel May Backfire as a Budget Bluff

(NewsInEnglish.no)  Plans by the Norwegian government to mandate usage of much more biofuel, as another so-called “green” measure that helped

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry

(Vega Biofuels)  Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTCPink:VGPR) announced today that it has signed a five year Agreement to provide the Company’s

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process

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

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: Won’t Get Fooled Again

by Carlos Calvo Ambel (Transport & Environment/EurActiv)  … Sustainable feedstocks available for the production of non-land using biofuels, made of waste and

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Youngstown Steam Plant Is World’s First to Use Wood Fuel in New Way

by Stan Boney (WKBN) Youngstown Thermal is now burning a more environmentally-friendly fuel  —  Youngstown Thermal supplies the steam used to

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Save Maine’s Timber Industry?

by Darren Fishell (Bangor Daily News)  The company EMEP LLC wants to buy the shuttered East Millinocket paper mill to

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Canadian Company Envisions Maine as Site for Biorefinery

by Tex Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  Ensyn Corp., which makes heating oil from wood waste, already supplies Bates College and

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste to Fuels Viability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Economics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Novia Scotia Has ‘Strong Potential’ to Produce Advanced Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an advanced

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Forestry Firm UPM Says Eyeing Next Biofuel Investment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene is planning its next step in wood-based renewable fuel products after

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Botwood Biofuel Plant One Step Closer to Green Light

by Ryan Cooke (CBC News)  Forestry minister confident in project, says resources are sufficient —  … NewGreen Technology Inc, the company

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

2016 Billion-Ton Report Volume 2 Analyzes Environmental Effects

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque to Start R&D Cooperation on Utilizing Forest Residues in Biofuel Production

(Neste/Globe NewsWire)  Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque have started R&D cooperation with the objective of studying the potential of using

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines Release Aviation Biofuel Infrastructure Findings

(Port of Seattle) Existing pipeline, transportation resources, zoning and land use laws could accommodate new aviation biofuel blending, storage and delivery

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Economics of Forest Biomass Raise Hurdles for Rural Development

(Oregon State University)  The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Chinese Firm Gives Tentative Green Light to Kemi Biorefinery

(Yle)  The CEO of the company’s Finnish subsidiary, Carl Haglund, says that next year will bring a final decision –

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Norway to Boost Biofuels Blend Levels to 20 Percent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, the national government increased the biofuels content in fuets to 20% from 2020.

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

by Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/Biofuels Digest)  This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels

by Mark Elless (U.S. Department of Energy)  Switchgrass, algae, forest trimmings, corn husks and corn stalks you can’t eat these

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Survey Identifies More than 100 Million Dead Trees in California

(USDA/Biomass Magazine)  The USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Value-Ads to a First-Gen Base: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

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

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Forest-Powered Flight Heads to Washington, D.C.

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines  —  Washington state-based

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow the Bioeconomy and Improve Forest Health

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that $1.5 million

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Making Silk Purses from Hog Fuels: A Golden Opportunity to Add Value via New Solid Biofuels Standards

by Patrick Olivier  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Finds Biomass Harvesting Techniques with Minimal Impacts

( USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station/Biomass Magazine)  A set of newly published studies evaluated nearly 40 years of

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Davis, Mercurius Advance on Ultra Low-Cost Renewable Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Mercurius Biorefining has furthered its partnership with UC Davis to develop first-of-its-kind technology

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biorenewable Deployment Consortium Holds Candid Discussion of Current Bioeconomy Happenings from a Forest Resources Perspective

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  An intimate group that shares some background or interest in forest resources meets twice

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway

(St1)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to

September 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Take Off For Aviation Biofuels: Why, How, and Why?

by Jim Lane (The Biomass Monitor/Biofuels Digest)  … By the 21st Century, we’ll have many more technological options for limiting and

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Seeking Low Costs, Painless Logistics: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Advances to Know in Biomass Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst the discussion this week of the future of first-gen and advanced biofuels in the

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro to Acquire Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Report: Canadian Ethanol Industry Operating at Full Capacity

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level.

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Aemetis Provides Update on Edeniq, LanzaTech Transactions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Regarding the Edeniq acquisition, McAfee indicated Aemetis is in the process of completing the

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Maine Trees Could Fuel Military Jets, but as Long as Oil Costs $40 a Barrel, It’ll Be a While

by  Christopher Burns (Bangor Daily News)  … The alternative fuel revolution has so far belonged to corn, but efforts to develop

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Charting A Path for Sustainable Jet Fuels

by Zia Haq (U.S. Department of Energy)  Renewable biofuel alternatives can help replace conventional petroleum-based jet fuel. — New White House

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

CEQ Guidance Addresses Biogenic Emissions from Land Management

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Council on Environmental Quality, a division of the Executive Office of the President, has

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

[Exclusive] Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  … The Biomass Monitor contacted representatives for the following organizations (listed alphabetically) to determine their stances

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasoline Additives from Sugar

(Phys.Org)  Fuel additives such as isooctane have so far been produced from mineral oil. Commissioned by the French-German company Global

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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