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Biofuel Cell Can Match the Performance of Platinum

(The Engineer)  Researchers in Germany have developed an enzyme-based biofuel cell that can match the performances of fuel cells made using platinum.  —  Described in Nature Communications, the biofuel cell uses the enzyme

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Announces SBIR/STTR FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 Topics

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of last week’s posting of topic areas for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development proposals, the Office

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Approved ROTA 2030 Amendment Enabling Incentives for Flex Hybrid Vehicles and Ethanol Powered Fuel Cells

(Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce)  Federal Deputy Arnaldo Jardim presented on November 6th, yesterday, amendment to Provisional Measure No. 843, which deals with tax incentives to the automotive industry to improve the

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Spain: New Collaboration Will Develop H2 and Biogas Projects

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Regional Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon Marta Gastón and the CEO of Enagás, Marcelino Oreja signed in Madrid an agreement to develop

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Energy Department, the Army Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Deal

(U.S. Department of Energy/NGV Journal)  The Energy Department announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army to collaborate in the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for military

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Department and Army TARDEC to Collaborate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Military Use

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In celebration of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the Energy Department announces a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army to collaborate in the development of

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Norway Demonstrates Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Powered Ships

(ACT News)  … One country that has everyone in the hydrogen industry watching is Norway. The wealthy Nordic country continues to push forward with its ambitious plans for renewable hydrogen

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Switzerland: Hyundai Will Roll out World’s First H2 Fuel Cell Truck Fleet

(Hyundai Motor/NGV Journal)  Hyundai Motor Company affirmed at the ‘IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018’ in Hanover that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Bacteria That Turn Sugar into Hydrogen Being Engineered by Researchers

by Joanna Sampson (Gasworld)  Macquarie University researchers have teamed up with BOC Australia and Bioplatforms Australia to genetically engineer bacteria that turn sugar into hydrogen (H2). The project has received

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

A Protective Shield for Sensitive Enzymes in Biofuel Cells

(Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum/Phys.Org) An international team of researchers has developed a new mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen as biocatalysts in fuel cells. The enzymes, known as hydrogenases, are just as efficient as

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

New Report Published by IRENA on the Importance of Hydrogen in the Energy Transition

(Fuel Cells Works)  ‘Hydrogen is the missing link in the global energy system transition by 2050, as required by the targets in the Paris Agreement’ according to the report launched on 6

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Vessel Will Be Built by Bay Ship

(Bay Ship and Yacht Co./NGV Journal)  Bay Ship and Yacht Co., based in Alameda, California, has won a contract to build the first hydrogen fuel cell passenger vessel in the U.S.A.

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Secretary Perry Announces $38 Million in New Projects to Support Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the selection of 28 projects totaling $38 million to support early-stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

European Research Project Will Start Hydrogen Production in Iceland

(NGV Journal)  Icelandic geothermal power utility ON Power has announced it will start the experimental production of hydrogen at its Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, near Reykjavik. The project is a European

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough in Queensland Could Fire up Massive New Export Market

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC News)  Two cars powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia will be tested in Brisbane today thanks to a Queensland breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say could turn Australia

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Duke Students Break Guinness World Record for Fuel Efficiency with Hydrogen Fuel Cell

(Fuel Cells Works)  Guinness World Records confirms Duke Electric Vehicles has unseated Swiss team for new record  —  Duke Engineering is now the official home of the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history,

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

GAF 2018: From Precision Farming to Fuel Cell Challenges

by Laís F. Thomaz*(Advanced Biofuels USA) The Global Agribusiness Forum event took place on July 23 and 24 2018 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil, and brought together

August 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen DEADLINE: October 31, 2018

(U.S. Department of Energy)  At today’s (August 1, 2018) H2@ Scale project kickoff meeting in Chicago, EERE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Steven Chalk announced the release of a request for information (RFI)

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks

by Sebastien Roblin  (The National Interest/Yahoo!) …Originally the S-80 was going to be a joint development of the French Scorpene-class submarine, which uses the MESMA steam turbine to provide air-independent propulsion.

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

An Emerging Alternative Marine Fuel: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The marine sector consumes 370 million metric tonnes of bunker fuel per year, and stakeholders desire a viable pathway to low- & no-carbon marine fuels. The

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

$200 Oil in 2020? The Impending Energy Crisis and Biofuels’ Role in Relieving the Refining Capacity Crunch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The global economy likely faces an economic crash of horrible proportions in 2020, not for want of a nail but want of low-sulfur diesel fuel,” writes

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

(Japan for Sustainability)  Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in developing a new biofuel cell system with the functions of a solar cell and the ability

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Ballard-Powered El Dorado Fuel Cell Electric Buses Ready to Deliver Zero-Emission Transit Throughout California

(Ballard Power Systems)  Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that El Dorado National fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity®-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

An Evaluation of Brazil’s RenovaBio Program

by Bill Brandon* (Advanced Biofuels USA/ Industrial Ecosystems) According to the Paris Accords on Climate Change, each country is to develop its own goals for CO2 reductions and develop a

June 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Improving Electron Transfer in Enzymatic Biofuel Cells

by Bob Yirka (Phys.org)   A team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells.

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

3 Renewable Fuels That Just Might Replace Gasoline

by Katina Hazimihalis (Dumpsters.com)  In the U.S., burning gasoline for transportation is responsible for 30 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. How can we lower that impact when we still need a way to

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania: Commercial Transport Can Be Fossil-Free by 2050

(Scania/Automotive World)  A fossil-free commercial transport system in the timeframe of the Paris Agreement target is not only possible, but also financially attractive from a societal perspective. This is the key

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 23rd, 2018

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

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

New Hydrogen Project Launched on Scotland’s Orkney Islands

(Grupo Industrial Calvera/NGV Journal)  The equipment for the road transport of gases at high pressure developed by Grupo Industrial Calvera, company based in Zaragoza (Spain), are a key element for the

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels research and business initiatives discussed in Brussels April 10-12, 2018:

May 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

City in Western Germany Will Power Fleets with Local, Green Hydrogen

(GFW, GreenHydrogen, Calvera and CleanTech/NGV Journal)  Next year, buses in Rennerod, Germany (north of Frankfurt), will be powered by an advanced, environmentally friendly hydrogen energy system designed and implemented by an

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Where’s Ethanol Going to Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, there’s a deal on the table — changing almost by the hour, but a deal none the less. A deal on the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces $16M in Funding for 8 New Projects to Develop High-Efficiency Distributed Generations Systems Integrating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

(FuelsCellsWorks/U.S. Department of Energy)  Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation (INTEGRATE) The U.S. electric system is dominated by large, central power plants and an extensive

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

First Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in the Netherlands

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  The hydrogen refueling station has been built and will be operated by PitPoint clean fuels and AkzoNobel will supply with renewable hydrogen by pipeline. The fuel is produced sustainably

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Ontario Moves Toward Hydrogen-Powered Trains

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The Province of Ontario is taking the next steps in testing hydrogen-powered train technology, according to an announcement from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Kathryn McGarry, minister of

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Budget Deal Reinstates Fuel Cell Investment Tax Credit

(FuelCellsWorks)  The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) applauds the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 today, which included a reinstatement of the federal fuel cell investment tax

February 28, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Nissan Considering Hybrid, Fuel-Cell and Biofuel Utes and Vans

by Tim Nicholson & Justin Hilliard  (GoAutoMedia/Cars Guide)  Nissan has confirmed it is looking at range-extender hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell and biofuel powertrain options for its future line-up of light-commercial vehicles, including

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicles Have the Attention of the Ethanol Industry

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says while electric cars are probably ten years away from becoming a “meaningful reality”, it’s a trend the

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Extended

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump today, included provisions to extend a host of Alternative Fuel Tax Credits. The incentives originally

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Power-to-Liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to the future of the combustion engine, what are the future developments from a scientific viewpoint? That’s the ambitious topic that Gennadi Zikoridse of

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae-Powered Fuel Cells

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce

January 24, 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

California Bill Seeks Ban on Fossil-Fueled Vehicles by 2040

by Ryan Beene (Bloomberg)  California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under legislation introduced Wednesday in the state legislature.  “We’re at an

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Defining Decarbonisation Pathway for Shipping – Zero Emission Vessels 2030 Study Released

(Lloyd’s Register)  LR and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have today (December 11, 2o17) released ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’, a new study that aims to demonstrate the viability of zero emission

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

What is Renewable Methane?

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  … Attitudes toward the utility of natural gas as the environmentally preferred fuel began to change when technologies to effectively extract natural gas from local shale formations—a

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Defining Decarbonisation Pathway for Shipping – Zero Emission Vessels 2030 study released Defining decarbonisation pathway for shipping – Zero Emission Vessels 2030 Study Released

(Lloyd’s Register)  LR and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have today (December 11, 2017) released ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’, a new study that aims to demonstrate the viability of zero emission

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Toyota to Produce Its Own Hydrogen to Supply 1,500 Vehicles per Day

(NGV Journal)  Toyota Motor North America, Inc. will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Electrics a Bridging Technology, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Scandinavian Joint Venture Will Focus on Renewable Hydrogen for Marine Sector

(NGV Journal)  Hyon AS (Hyon), a one-stop-shop company dedicated to offering renewable hydrogen solutions and eliminating fossil fuels, is a joint venture, established on 20 April 2017, owned by Nel

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Show Renewable Biocell Is Possible

(Bioenergy Insight)  … Over recent years, growing knowledge of biocatalysts and enzymes has revitalised interest in fuel cells, with research showing their hydrogen and oxygen transformation potential could be comparable to

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Eco Challenge: One Man’s Quest to Build an Eco-Friendly Passagemaker, Parts I and 2

by Peter Wilcox (Passage Maker)  Having the opportunity to imagine and oversee the building of my own ideal Inside Passage vessel has been exquisitely educational—initiating a chain of engaging design,

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last decade. They had their origin in the “peak oil” scare

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaii Building 1st Public Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Station

by Cathy Bussewitz (Associated Press/Hawaii Tribune/Herald)  A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted Wednesday for Hawaii’s first public fueling station for hydrogen vehicles, which will enable the state to begin selling cars

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit — January 24-25, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

  Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit   —   January 24-25, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Tiny Element, Big Impact: Hydrogen Power, Amplified

(Energy Today/Carnegie Mellon University)  How do you efficiently isolate hydrogen, unlocking its full potential as a primary, mainstream source of

July 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto) Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $15.8 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Toyota Continues To Make Another Big Bet On Hydrogen, Launches Truck Project In California

by Matt Piotrowski (EnergyFuse.org)  Over the years, Toyota has touted hydrogen as the fuel source for the future, favoring fuel

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face Obstacle – Few Fueling Stations

by Dee-Ann Durbin (Associated Press)  Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

The Hydrogen Spring that Became the Year without a Summer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Lux Research in a new report asks “Hyundai, Toyota Lead in Hydrogen Innovation

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Microbial Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to KeegoTech’s MudWatt and MFC technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  KeegoTech aims to catalyze the development of emerging technologies by employing the talent and creativity

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s 17 REFUEL Winning Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It’s about converting renewable power to fuels for storage and back to power again

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE Invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at Liquid Transportation Fuels & Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be a sign of the times, a sense of worry that R&D for

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Report Analyzes Fuel Cell, Diesel and CNG Fuel Economy

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technology Office recently released a report showing that

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $30 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (November 18, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced approximately $30 million in available funding, subject to

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

New Flyers 60-foot Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses to Be Tested at Altoona Pennsylvania

(FuelCellsWorks) … New Flyer’s innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel cell bus, are both powered by Siemens

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Cell with Energy Storage

(Phys.Org/Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum)  Researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste, Nissan

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

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020,

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota

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

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Inexpensive Semiconducting Organic Polymers Can Harvest Sunlight to Split Carbon Dioxide into Alcohol Fuels

by Louisa Kellie  (Phys.Org)  Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that an

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Israeli Hi-Tech Super Algae Can Power a Green Energy Revolution

(Jerusalem Post)  Tel Aviv University researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine for clean fuel.  …  Dr. Iftach

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Nikola’s U.S., Canadian Trucks Will Be Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  Following Nikola Motor Co.’s recent zero-emissions announcement, the company now says the electric

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Ethanol Power the Future for Electric Cars?

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  The automotive industry is rushing to produce electric vehicles (EVs) as the world tries to move

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

New Renewable Energy Research Centre Opens in Denmark

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new renewable energy research centre, called VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals, has

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Nissan Unveils World’s First Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle

(Nissan Motor Co./Automotive World) In Brazil today, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today revealed the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Ants! Run for Your Lives! Or, Perhaps, Are Ants the Key Players in the Hydrogen Economy?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Could be that formic acid provides a vital energy storage medium for hydrogen. when H2

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Hyundai And U.S. Department Of Energy Extend Fuel Cell Vehicle Loan Partnership In Concert With New D.C.-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station

(Fuel Cells Works)  Latest, Phase II of current program prepares for rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in near future

July 17, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Could the Hydrogen Economy Run on Ethanol?

by Geoffrey Styles (The Energy Collective)  Plans for a fuel cell car running on ethanol look like a clever way to

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Modernizing the Electric Grid and Its Integration with the Transportation Sector

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest/)  … Some, like Mark Z. Jacobson, assert battery electric vehicles (BEV) are “the key transportation solution”.

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

A Fuel Cell Vehicle Revolution: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Nissan’s SOFC System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fuel cells are important technology. You may remember them from the space program. They show

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Nissan Develops New Ethanol Fuel Cells to Jump Infrastructure Hurdle

by Hans Greimel (Automotive News)  Nissan Motor Co. has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Announces $17.3 M in Funding for Hydrogen Infrastructure

(FuelCellsWorks)  The California Energy Commission recently released a $17.3-million solicitation (GFO-15-605) for hydrogen stations in California. Summary of the Funding: $17.3 million

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Is It the perfect Energy Solution? Where Solar, Carbon Capture and Bio Collide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of these days your personal transportation system might look like this. A solar or

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

CPUC Staff to Bloom Energy: Your Fuel Cells Shouldn’t Get State Incentives

by Jeff St. John (GreenTechMedia)  Will the fuel-cell maker lose its eligibility for California’s SGIP program? The debate rages on

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Posts Presentations from Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop

The Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop was held March 18–19, 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane Benefits Highlighted at National Ethanol Conference

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Held Feb. 15 to 17 in New Orleans, the NEC painted a strong

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Linde Hydrogen Fueling System Surpasses One Million Fills at BMW South Carolina Plant

(Fuel Cells Works)  … “Because of the way it is produced, the hydrogen supplied to BMW is sustainable with only a

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Cells Will Retire Toxic Metals

by Berit Viuf (ScienceNordic)  Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.  —  … Fuel cells

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Reinventing the Engine: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial Review of Engine Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Transportation in the United States produces 1.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide-equivalent GHG emissions (27% of

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million to Put More Low and No-Emission Vehicles into Service Across America

(US Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing the availability of $22.5 million

September 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Los Alamos Explores Hybrid Ultrasmall Gold Nanocluster for Enzymatic Fuel Cells

(EurekAlert!/US Department of Energy)  New technique removes barrier to development of biofuel cells with efficient performance  —  With fossil-fuel sources

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy 2015 Posts Presentations

(Department of Energy)  … We know many of you are interested in some of the presentations from our great lineup of

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Hot Targets in Advanced Bioeconomy R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Fuels, chemicals, pathways, and microbes that could shake it all up …  (H)ere are 8 Hot

May 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Low Carbon Transport on the Move: What’s up in Australia?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics, fuel cell vehicles, smart cars, biofuels for road and sky, and greening the grid

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a good chance that the electric battery of the future will have biobased aspects to

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

(US Department of Energy)   Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20 in which President Obama highlighted the

January 23, 2015 Read Full Article

New Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Website Helps Public Learn About America’s Exciting Fuel Cell Technology

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles

(Navigant) Light Duty Stop-Start, Hybrid Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Electric, Battery Electric, Natural Gas, Fuel Cell, and Conventional Vehicles: Global Market Forecasts,

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass

(Georgia Institute of Technology)  Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Pathfinder: Sierra Energy Heads for a World beyond Garbage, Traditional Power, Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …One of these days, someone might make a commercial in which the protagonists find a

February 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Hydrogen, Gasoline, Solar Panel Hybrid or Cellulosic Ethanol: What’s Better, What’s Best?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, we’ve had the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Space, the Biobased Frontier: Hot Biotechnologies for the Big Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next-gen biofuels technologies may be key to making the International Space Station cost effective —

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

New Innovative Technology for Low Cost Monatomic Hydrogen and Biofuels

(Advanced Plasma Industries Inc. /Phys.Org)  Hydrogen fuel cells are emerging as key players in the clean energy landscape of the

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

(Virginia Tech News)  A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Ash from Refuse Could Become Hydrogen Gas

(Lund University)  …The ash is what is left when rubbish has been burnt in thermal power stations. A researcher from

March 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050; Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Strong Government Policies Will Be Needed

(National Academies of Science)  A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to

March 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Advance Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced a $1 million investment to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

National Science Foundation Grants of $947,000 Help University of New Hampshire Professor Boost Ethanol Efficiency

(University of New Hampshire News)  Xiaowei Teng, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, has received

September 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Waste Product Recycled for Electricity

(Science Daily)  A by-product of biofuel manufacture can power microbial fuel cells to generate electricity cheaply and efficiently, according to

September 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Fuel-Economy Rule Gives Sweeteners To Honda, Tesla

by Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg)  Honda Motor Co. (7267), which last year complained that a proposed fuel-economy rule was unfair

August 29, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

Each year at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit

June 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Fuel Cells Operating Directly on Ethanol

(Phys.org) — Researchers at the Center for Energy Research at UC San Diego recently demonstrated the best performance for solid

June 7, 2012 Read Full Article

‘Hydrogen Is Tomorrow’s Biofuel’ Say Scientists

(University of Birmingham)  Researchers from the University of Birmingham are creating clean hydrogen from food waste paving the way for a

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Update on a Mobile Indirect Biomass Liquefaction System

by John P. Hurley (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine/U.S. Department of Energy, Energy & Environmental Research Center)  Minnesota’s forestry operations produce

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover a Way to Significantly Reduce the Production Costs of Fuel Cells

(EurekAlert/Aalto University)  This ALD method for manufacturing fuel cells requires 60 per cent less of the costly catalyst than current

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Pact Deepens FuelCell’s Reach to Europe, S. America

by Brad Kane  (HartfordBusiness.com)   Danbury alternative-power equipment maker FuelCell Energy, Inc. has inked a tentative deal with a Spanish energy

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Want Fuel Cells? Think Outside the Hydrogen Tank

(MarketWatch)  …When most people hear the words “fuel cell,” they think of eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered cars that emit nothing more than

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

BIOeCON Raises 1 Million Euro’s for a Biomass Based Fuel Cell

(BIOeCON)  BIOeCON a leading pioneer in the field of non-edible biomass conversion, has raised an additional 1 million Euro’s from

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

A Nanoscale Biofuel Cell for Self-Powered Nanotechnology Devices

by Michael Berger  (Nanowerk)   Nanotechnology researchers working on self-powered nanodevices – nanoscale systems that scavenge energy from their surrounding environment –

January 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Finds Autothermal Reforming with WGS Reactor Preferred Option for On-Board Reforming of Biodiesel and Bioethanol

(Green Car Congress/FavStocks)   A study by a team at the German Aerospace Center (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) identified

December 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Hawaii Hydrogen Infrastructure Gets Boost

(PRNewsWire)  Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined an initiative between The Gas Company (TGC), and General Motors to make hydrogen-powered

December 8, 2010 Read Full Article

EU-Wide Study Confirms Hydrogen Is a Key to Zero-Emission Road Transport

(MarketWatch/Linde)  …Linde is currently researching various production options aimed at gradually increasing the share of “green” sources in the hydrogen

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Future of Electric Cars? Running Fuel Cells on Biodiesel

(Science Daily/Research Council of Norway)  A smart diesel reformer and a tolerant fuel cell are the core components of a

October 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Anheuser-Busch Rejects $1.1M grant

by Pat Ferrier (Coloradoan.com)  The Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins has rejected a $1.1 million experimental energy grant from the

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

A New Way to Make Methanol Fuel

(New Energy and Fuel)  University of Oxford researchers are developing a method for the homogeneous conversion of CO2 to methanol, with

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Methanol: Biofuel to love or hate?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A lot of people refer to methanol as wood alcohol – referring to the ancient

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Glamorgan Builds on Biofuel Expertise with Microbial Fuel Cells Funding

(Renewable Energy Focus) The University of Glamorgan in the UK has been awarded £630 000 (US$1m) to develop its research into

January 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Graduate students and American Indian tribes work for biofuel solutions

March 14, 2008    In the midst of rising concern about energy sources, many are looking at local, waste-derived biofuels as

March 14, 2008 Read Full Article

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