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Out Now: CASCADES – Study on the Optimised Cascading Use of Wood

(Bio-based News)  The most comprehensive study on cascading use of wood including material flows, barriers and potential measures  —  Efficient and environmentally responsible biomass use is central to sustainable development

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month, the DOE released the first volume of its monumental two-volume update of the Billion Ton report, looking not only at the economics of

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Governments of Canada and Quebec Support Innovative Renewable Fuel Oil Project

(Ensyn)  Support for clean technology innovation is vital to growing Canada’s economy and addressing climate change. With its abundance of renewable biomass, Canada has the potential to develop a strong and globally

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

US Researchers Get Go Ahead to Genetically Engineer Bacteria to Boost Bioethanol Production

(Biofuels International)  lllinois Institute of Technology researchers have received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol, What Happened, What’s Happening?

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises)  … I believe cellulosic ethanol is here to stay for the long haul and it is finally exhibiting real potential to establish a critical-mass commercial base alongside

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

[Exclusive] Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists’ Letter to Congress

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  A white paper by a bioenergy industry consulting firm critiques a recent letter sent to Congress by 65 U.S. scientists opposing a carbon neutral “biomass”

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada and Quebec to Provide C$76.5 Million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Magazine/Biomass Power Association) …  Also at the top of the list is how the plan will eventually treat biomass.  For us, there is a very simple solution:

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

The Terpene Fuel Machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Terpenes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Time-Dependent Global Warming Impact of Tree Stump Bioenergy in Sweden

Carina A. Ortiz, , Torun Hammar, , Serina Ahlgren, , Per-Anders Hansson, , Johan Stendahl (Forest Ecology and Management/Science Direct)  Stump bioenergy was assessed using LCA and forest ecosystem modelling; Stump

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Flaw in How Congress Is Approaching Burning Wood for Energy

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … The controversy centers on a specific provision in theHouse appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 regarding the burning of biomass (typically wood and other plant material)

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Using the Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result of is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the gallons? Specifically, projects that use biobased feedstocks that can be

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged than we have seen previously — a wave of technology

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque Enter into a Collaborative Agreement

(Paper Advance/FPInnovations) The agreement covers the installation of a next-generation biorefinery facility in the city of La Tuque  —  FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) are proud to announce the signing

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Sub-$2/Gallon Biobased Hydrocarbon Fuels Head for Diesel-Hungry India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  India’s SunLight Fuels licenses IH2 Technology for hydrocarbon transportation fuels from agricultural waste  —  In India, Sunlight Fuels has signed a Front End Loading license

May 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

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

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

WestJet Teams with Clean Energy Centre to Develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain in Western Canada

(GreenAir Online)  Canadian carrier WestJet is to team with the new Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) in the town of Drayton Valley in central Alberta to accelerate the development and

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Coming to Terms With Sustainability

by  Charlie Niebling (Biomass Magazine/Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC)  …   I, for one, endorse the notion that if America’s forests are stable or growing, when viewed in total, then American

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

The Ethanol in Your Gas Tank Should Come from a Tree in a Maine Forest

by  Kevin L. Raye (Bangor Daily News/Down East Strategies)  Yet our forestry sector is in serious trouble, as mill closures and job losses reverberate through Maine’s economy. The urgency of

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Call for Public Comments – RSB Standard for End-of-Life Products, By-Products and Residues

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB invites the public to contribute to the revision of the RSB Standard for end-of-life products, by-products and residues which defines how operators may use these feedstocks for biofuel

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

What Price Feedstock?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for advanced feedstocks — based on reaching that 200 million ton

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Provision in Bipartisan Energy Bill Touches Environmental Flash Point

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  In the sweeping measure that was overall non-controversial, one provision in particular has some environmental groups in apoplexy – the categorization of biomass as

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

ORNL Hosts Southeast Bioenergy Meeting, Study Tour

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Fast & Flexible: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renmatix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants. The company’s water-based Plantrose process is the lowest cost method for converting

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Production Test Factory for Fossil Free Fuel Is Built in Bäckhammar

(Nordic Paper)  RenFuel and Nordic Paper have signed an agreement to build a production test facility in Bäckhammar in the region of Värmland, in order to test manufacture an advanced

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Make Haste with Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hen you compare them to homogenized, uniform, high-yield, purpose-grown energy crops. residues may be queer, but they are here. Not only available, but reliable,

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Redefining Renewable Biomass: A Policy Change with Cascading Outcomes

by Katie E. Moore-Drougas, Daniel T. Schwartz, Laurel James and Jim Durglo (Brookings Institution)  … One solution that has the potential to substantially curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a change in

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Son of Billion Ton: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 2005 report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the Billion-Ton Study) was

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Key Projects and Trends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-in Fuels 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Drop-In Fuels” Here below is the second slide deck presented on the day, from Will Thurmond, President of Emerging

April 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters Canada)  It has created a modest 200 jobs in a Finnish forestry industry that has lost around 20,000 in the past decade, but UPM-Kymmene’s new biofuels

March 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Aemetis Nabs Exclusive California Rights to LanzaTech’s Advanced Ethanol Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, news arrived that Aemetis has acquired 12 years of exclusive rights in California (based upon achieving certain milestones) to LanzaTech’s technology for the

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels producers. The survey report, titled 2015 Survey of

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP technology on up to 150 flights a day out of

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get

March 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Leaf Resources Expands Equity Stake in ZeaChem, Signs JV to Develop Celluosic Sugars Project in US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Leaf Resources and ZeaChem signed a joint venture agreement to establish a Glycell based project in the USA. The new agreenent advances the

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the low

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

7 Megatrends for the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the bioeconomy headed? In the annual State of the Industry briefing at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, the Digest presented a survey

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses

by Rajdeep Golech (Biomass Magazine)  Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.  —  Emphasis toward greenhouse gas reduction and massive availability of agriculture and

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries,

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Outlook: Abengoa Doubts May Not Affect Biofuels Industry

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Although the cellulosic ethanol industry has had some challenges, there is hope for the year ahead.  For some Midwest farmers, cellulosic ethanol’s launch in the

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell India to Build New Demo Biofuel Plant in Bangalore

(Biofuels International)  Shell India Markets, the Indian arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to build a five tonne/day biofuel demonstration plant using IH2 technology on the site of

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

IH2 Deep-Dive: Breakthrough Biofuel Technology Has Commercial-Scale In Sight

by Jim Lane (Renewable Energy World) …  The IH2 technology is a thermocatalytic conversion route for woody biomass and forest residues feedstock that has been estimated to produce drop-in renewable

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers to Produce Aviation Fuel from CO2, Waste Biomass

(Heriot-Watt University/Biomass Magazine)  Heriot-Watt University is to lead a £2 million ($2.98 million) project to develop low carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass. The multi-disciplinary project, funded

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Willow Harvesting Updates

by Justin Heavey and Armen R. Kemanian (Northeast Bioenergy Extension Blog)  The harvest season for willow biomass crops in the northeast is progressing across multiple sites, utilizng new harvesting technology developed by NEWBio

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Are We There Yet? A Biofuel Refinery Update

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)   As oil prices plummet, are drop-in aviation biofuel refineries ever going to be built?  —  In September 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE), along

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications for comments at the LCFS website. Among the multiple applications

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Enviva Launches $5 Million Forest Conservation Fund

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva Holdings LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, recently announced it is establishing the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project

(PR Newswire)  Boeing (NYSE: BA), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Tough questions asked at industry conferences, and elsewhere on the industry circuit. Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

It’s In the Plan: EPA Offers Clues on Woody Biomass Utilization

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Over the past several months, biomass stakeholders have expressed frustration at the administration’s failure to label the use of biomass feedstocks as carbon neutral.  The

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Tribal Partnerships Fuel Sustainable Aviation

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  Alaska Airlines will conduct a demonstration flight in 2016 using 1,000 gallons of jet fuel made from forest scraps. The aviation biofuel was

November 26, 2015 Read Full Article

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions. … Today,

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-iIn Fuels at Scale, Construction in 2016: The Digest’s 8-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

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Opinions Sought on National Forest Service Biofuels, Forest Restoration Projects

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR research member David Jackson, PhD of the University

November 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing

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

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial

by Alison Goss Eng and Daniel Adams (U.S. Department of Energy)  … Earlier this year, we highlighted five cost-saving harvesting technologies

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste to Wisdom Project Shows Biomass Energy Potential

(Humboldt State University/Biomass Magazine)  A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Supply Chain Sustainability Analyses Completed

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This fiscal year, three Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis (SCSA) reports were published through Argonne National Laboratory.

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Poet Biorefining Plant Uses Wood Waste to Power Its Facility

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet Biorefining in Chancellor, S.D., is currently powering its plant with wood waste from

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team

by Elliot Levine (US Department of Energy)  A five-company team led by Haldor Topsoe, and funded in part by the

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

New Clean Energy Technology Debuts in Placer County

(Placer County)  A new technology for converting forest waste into renewable natural gas was demonstrated for the first time ever

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Become an Informed Consumer and Investor in a Truly Sustainable Renewable Transportation Future

by Joanne Ivancic* (Alberta Council of Technologies/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Myths and misunderstandings about biofuels abound.  You’ve heard them–food vs. fuel,

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Joins aireg to Push the Jet Fuel Application of Its Isobutene Process

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. – . The French

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Forest Waste-to-RNG Technology to Be Demonstrated in California

(Placer County/Biomass Magazine) A new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

IH2 Technology Licensed for Demonstration Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Norwegian company to convert woody biomass into transportation fuels  —  In Texas, SynSel Energi has

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Producer Of Industrial Enzymes Comes Out Swinging For Biofuel (CT Exclusive Interview)

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica)  The global biotech firm Novozymes has been sailing under the CleanTechnica radar, but we did

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Whisky Biofuels Company Wins £11m in Government Funding

by Ben Martin (The Telegraph)  Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables uses waste products from malt whisky production to produce biobutanol, which power

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Petri Vasara, Head of Biofutures, Poyry Management Consulting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Poyry is the only Finnish knowledge company to become no 1 in a global industry

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA Bioenergy Newsletter Features New Zealand Biofuel Prospects

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  IEA Bioenergy Task 39, a group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels,

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

New €106 Million Released by BBI JU to Research Innovative Ways of Using Renewable Resources

(Bio-Based Industries)  Second call for proposals for the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) published today (August 25, 2015)  

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

by Abbie Fentress Swanson (National Public Radio) … A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight

by Zia Haq (US Department of Energy)  It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

by Jesse Sokolow (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

The Isobutene Process Successfully Uses Xylose, the “Wood Sugar”

(Global Bioenergies)  The isobutene process was first developed by Global Bioenergies using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful

by PJ Griekspoor  (Agri-View)  St. Joseph, Mo., pilot plant completes tests of making cellulosic ethanol that also yields value-added co-products — The

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel from Garbage

by Venkatesha Babu (Business Today)   … A catalyst being developed by Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB), one of the three tech

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Enters Into Agreement With Resources Development of America to Construct and Operate Up to 56 Cellulosic Conversion Plants

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM) (the “Company”) announced today that it entered into a non-exclusive development

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Red Rock Reaches Agreement with FedEx Express to Provide Biofuels for Renewable, Low-Carbon Jet Fuel

(Red Rock Biofuels LLC)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a pioneer in renewable biofuels, announced today that it will produce approximately

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Swedish Energy Agency Will Invest €19,2 Million in a Biofuel Production Research

(FORDAQ)  The Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) is investing SEK 180 million (€19,2 million) in two new research programs to develop more

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn and Youngstown Thermal Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement

(Ensyn)  Ensyn Fuels Inc. (“Ensyn Fuels”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Environmental Life Cycle Impacts of Cellulosic Ethanol in the Southern U.S. Produced from Loblolly Pine, Eucalyptus, Unmanaged Hardwoods, Forest Residues, and Switchgrass Using a Thermochemical Conversion Pathway

by Jesse Daystar, Carter Reeb, Ronalds Gonzalez, Richard Venditti, Stephen S. Kelley  (Science Direct) Highlights •Cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of biofuels from five

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Wood-Derived Jet Fuel to Be Used in Test Flight

(Gevo/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has announced a breakthrough to its fermentation technology that will allow it to produce isobutanol

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines, WSU Partner to Advance Use of Aviation Biofuels

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Tim Sklar, President, Sklar & Associates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Sklar & Associates (S&A) is a South Carolina based consulting firm specializing in Bio-fuels project

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

King Bill Establishes Biomass Emissions as Carbon Neutral

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced legislation that aims to ensure emissions generated from sustainably

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Grant Program to Improve Biomass Innovation

by Jaclyn Brandt (Fierce Energy)  Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has been working to increase the use of biomass in his

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

18 Pilot and Demonstration DOE Bioenergy Projects, Reviewed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the latest with such projects such as Frontline BioEnergy, Myriant, POET-DSM, INEOS Bio, Sapphire

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Senators Ask Administration to Put Moratorium on Bioenergy Until 2020

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In a May 8 letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Senators Markey and Warren, both

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

BioVerno Diesel Now Available from St1 and ABC Service Stations in Finland

(Biofuels International)  As of May, UPM’s new wood-based BioVerno diesel fuel has been available at St1 and ABC service stations

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Dyadic Receives Funding for New Advanced Biofuels Program

(Dyadic/PR Newswire)   Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”) (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

May 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Novozymes to Supply World’s First Sawdust-Based Biofuel Refinery

by  (Reuters)  Danish industrial enzymes maker Novozymes has struck a deal to supply the world’s first refinery producing biofuel from

May 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Residue or Residon’t: Untapped Fuel Yields from the US Corn Production System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Why not use the materials we don’t need, to produce the fuels we do need? … (R)educe,

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Germany: Start-Up of Second Generation Biofuel Production through the Bioliq™ Project

(Air Liquide) Conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the bioliq™ pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

BioTfuel: A Project to Produce Biofuels via Thermochemical Conversion

(Total) The BioTfueL project focuses on producing second-generation biodiesel and bio-jet fuel via thermochemical conversion. Total is working with five partners

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Industry Provides Input to SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In late March, the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel held

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

IH2* Technology Licensed to Leading Global Forest Products Company

(BusinessWire/IH2) Producing liquid transportation fuels from woody biomass — A leading global forest products company headquartered in Northern Europe has entered into

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

US Poised for Biobased Chemicals Breakout, Says National Research Council

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though challenges remain, particularly in affordable feedstock, the US National Research Council says “Despite impressive

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More

(Science Daily/University of California-Riverside)  Researchers have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels —

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Wyoming Task Force Report Includes Bioenergy Recommendations

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In Wyoming, the Governor’s Task Force on Forests has issued a report featuring its recommendations

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuels Market is Expected to Reach $23.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 – Allied Market Research

(Allied Market Research/PR Web)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Second Generation Biofuels – Size,

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Falling Oil Prices Will Push Many Cellulosic Fuel Makers into the Red

(Lux Research, Inc.)  Cellulosic feedstocks can keep bio-based fuels and materials from competing with food, but despite 2.4 billion tons

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Canadian Government Funds Enzyme Research

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

UPM and WWF Finland Co-operate to Promote the Sustainability of Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels

(WPM)  UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

14 for ’15: The Bioeconomy Agenda, 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  14 perspectives on policy, technologies and geographies of compelling interest in the new year —

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Industry Triumphs in EPA's Biogenic Emissions Framework

by Anne Simet (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass,

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Industry Frets over Washington Green Fuels Study

by Don Jenkins (Capitol Press)  A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions. Midwest

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Updated Biogenic Emissions Framework

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Nov. 19, the U.S. EPA released a revised framework for assessing biogenic carbon

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Animal Fat in Airplanes: Could Biofuels Help Airlines’ Bottom Lines?

by Benét J. Wilson (BusinessJournalism.org)  Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Nordic Supplies Biofuel to SAS and Norwegian

(SkyNRG Nordic) SAS and Norwegian operate their first commercial flights on SkyNRG Nordic’s bio jet fuel. Today, SAS flies on bio jet

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Ensyn Initiates Generation & Sale of Cellulosic RINs Under the RFS2 Program; Ensyn RINs Are Awarded QAP Status

(MarketWired/Ensyn)  Ensyn is pleased to announce that it has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission to Award up to $3M for Advanced Biofuel Projects

(Green  Car Congress)  The California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) announced (PON-14-602) the availability

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Two Forestry PGP Programmes Completed

(Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand)  Work by two recently completed Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programmes will pave the way

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Neste Oil to Refocus Its R&D Aimed at Increasing Its Use of Renewable Inputs

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil is to realign its long-term R&D and switch its emphasis from microbial oil research to other

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Beginning in 2016, Southwest Airlines Will Use Biofuels

(Dallas Morning News)  Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood for use

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210M for 3 Biorefineries and Mil-Spec Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald

September 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Taurus Offers a Cost Effective and Environmentally Friendly Production of Ethanol

(Taurus Energy)  Cost effective and environmentally friendly production of ethanol – the future of fuel.​ Taurus Energy AB commercializes extensive

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

$15 Million Available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine) The USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Improving Commercial Viability of Biofuels

by Sean Nealon (UCR Today) RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor is one

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Nordic, Powered by Statoil Aviation, Announces Bioport Karlstad

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG Nordic, the recently established cooperation between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation, announces Karlstad as its first BioPort in Sweden.

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

European Scientists Stabilize Bio-Oil for Use as Marine Biofuel

(Aston University/Biomass Magazine)  A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

American Process Sells the First Woody Biomass Cellulosic Ethanol RINS

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

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Making Silk Purses from Sows Ears: Converting Waste Into Energy and Biofuels, Pt 1 and 2

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest) Part 1 … It seems that many of the companies providing new biofuels technologies do not

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Ensyn and Memorial Hospital Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement

(Ensyn Fuels/MarketWired)  Ensyn Fuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Memorial Hospital of North

March 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Partners with AUDI on Drop-In Biofuel

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies announces the signature of a collaboration with the German car-manufacturer Audi on the development of isobutene-derived isooctane,

February 19, 2014 Read Full Article

New Study Says Diverting Pine Chemistry Co-Products to Biofuel Does Not Further Reduce Greenhouse Gases

(American Chemistry Council/Pine Chemicals Association)  Results of a third-party peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), published today — “Greenhouse Gas and Energy

February 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian)  If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy as Easy as Waffles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab,

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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