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UK Publishes Updated Data on Sustainable Biofuel Supply

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Produces Methanol According to the Biomass Balance Approach

(BASF) Production with second generation renewable raw materials; Reduction of greenhouse gases by at least 50 percent; Independent certification of the process; Methanol: important raw material for many value chains  —  BASF has started production

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel from a Container

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft/TechExplore)  … Even then, gasoline would still be required to power combustion engines, which will be operating for decades to come. The only sustainable way to keep us mobile is to

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

No Commercial Permit for Vehicles Plying on Ethanol

by Dipak K Dash (Times of India)  Electric-battery operated vehicles and the ones running on 100% ethanol or methanol will now not require commercial permits from the state transport departments. … “The

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

MPA Gives S$5m Boost to Research and Development on Greener Marine Fuels

by Tan Hwee Hwee (Business Times)  The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has set aside S$5 million to co-fund the research and development (R&D) on cleaner marine fuel alternatives ahead

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Develops Biomethanol Byproduct with Potential for Transportation

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Montreal, Quebec-based Enerkem Inc., a producer of biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste, has produced a renewable bio-dimethyl ether (bio-DME), a byproduct of biomethanol, that can potentially

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicles, Green Automobiles to Be Exempted from Permit Requirements, Says Nitin Gadkari

(Business Today India)  Vehicles using electricity or ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, methanol and biofuel need not apply for permits, said Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. — The government has decided to keep

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Silent Fuel: Methanol for Power, Fuels and Chemistry in a Low-Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Switzerland comes word of a technology for methanol synthesis plants which capture CO2 from the environment to create renewable methanol fuel. If you haven’t heard

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels Working Well under Pressure

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/EurekAlert)  Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

High Performance Fuels & Vehicles, Both: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Wastes for Biofuel Production: A Critical Review

by DollyKumari and RadhikaSingh (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews)  … Lignocellulosic waste is becoming popular as a feedstock for biofuel production. The can be converted into usable form for biofuel production

July 30, 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

Biofuels Are Rockin’ the Boat in Maritime Sector

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Here are some companies that are answering the call for the maritime and shipping sectors with viable biofuel alternatives, the technologies and innovations, the

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem to Make Methanol Through Gasification in Netherlands

by Arlene Karidis (Waste 360)  The company will divert what would have headed elsewhere for incineration, while creating an alternative to fossil fuel, mainly for manufacturing and transportation fuel blends. Now that Enerkem’s

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Synthetic Methylotrophy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Platform Organisms for Methane & Methanol Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Harnessing Methane & Methanol as Feedstocks, that’s the subject of this overview of the uses of methanol when used by engineered platform organisms for fuel and

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Hidden Costs Behind the IMO’s New Regulations For Marine Biofuels: EIA Webinar Review

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Challenged by strict, binding international targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and sulfur levels in fuels it is estimated that by 2020 the

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Plant Planned to Open in 2022

(Catalan News)  Pioneering Canadian/French joint project aims to build recycling centre in Tarragona region for €250m  —  A Canadian company and a French firm are together planning to open a plant in

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Duckweed Redux: Are Duckweed’s Ducks Finally in a Row for Protein, Fuels and More?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Duckweed DAYS commenced their inaugural Duckweed Project to commercialize the duckweed model developed by the Andrew J. Young Foundation. Tests conducted during

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels Are an Important Part of the Solution

(Methanol Institute/EIN Presswire)   The Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. The researchers focused on the development of

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Clearing Up Myths About E85 And Ethanol: 16 Things You Need To Know

by Jeff Smith (Dragzine)  Over the years we’ve seen all sorts of misinformation floating around the web on various forums and other social media interfaces with respect to E85 and

April 14, 2018 Read Full Article

CO2 Use Is Slowly Picking up Speed

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut) First semi-commercial facilities, technical advances, but political support still unclear  —  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxides as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers in Cologne, 15-16 March, showed state of

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Makes a Major Breakthrough by Producing a New High-Octane Biofuel

(Enerkem/Oil and Gas 360/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans, that it had succeeded in producing

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Join Forces to Foster Energy Transition ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​in the Commercial Vehicles Industry with Green Finance Schemes.

(IVECO)  IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have joined forces to help transport operators to renew their fleets with more environmentally friendly commercial vehicles: the purchasers of IVECO vehicles featuring

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem Turns Trash to Cash

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide

February 19, 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

Compound Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Grids

(Phys.Org/University of Rochester)   In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

10 Years After: Advanced Biofuels’ Status, Opportunities and Challenges

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   In 2007 the US government established a national strategy for the development of advanced biofuels made using non-edible biomass. After 10 years we

February 6, 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

India Looking at 15 Percent Methanol Blend in Petrol

by Sergius Barretto (Autocar India)  Government set to unveil policy that’ll allow blending of petrol with methanol to reduce costs and curb pollution.  —  With an eye on reducing pollution and fuel

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Planning to Blend Methanol in Petrol to Reduce Prices and Pollution: Nitin Gadkari

(News 18) … Union Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government will be soon announcing a policy which calls for 15 percent blending of methanol in petrol to make

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Fiat Chrysler and Eni Cooperating on Emissions Reductions

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  The CEOs of Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SpA and Italian energy giant ENI have agreed to jointly develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles. The companies

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European Biorefinery Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register, but

November 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Negative, Compression Ignition: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

One-Step Reforming of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Yields Fuels, Chemicals

by S. Himmelstein (Engineering 360/IEEE)  A new plasma synthesis process promises to enhance greenhouse gas emissions control while producing valuable chemical feedstocks. The technology developed at University of Liverpool allows for the direct, one-step

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it diesel, methanol, butanol, or others. New approaches to the science

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

The Power of Recycling Could Fuel Vehicles in the Future

by Peter Ehrhard (Missouri University of Science and Technology)  The idea of recycling waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel is nothing new. For years, researchers have studied the process and companies

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Trashy Sources Advances

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Firms turn to garbage and wheat straw to make the fuel alcohol  —  Residents of Edmonton, Alberta, will soon be able to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

ANDRITZ Successfully Starts up Fibria’s New Pulp Mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil

(ANDRITZ)  International technology Group ANDRITZ has completed start-up of key production technologies and equipment for Fibria’s new pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.  …   In

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Enerkem Begins Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol from Garbage at Its State-of-the-Art Edmonton Biofuels Facility

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced today it has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s game-changing facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Södra Commences Biofuel Production

(Södra)  Södra will invest more than SEK 100 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw material. The project will commence in autumn 2017 and is

September 7, 2017 0 comment 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

New Regulations for Fuel Specifications

(National.org)  New regulations for New Zealand’s fuel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels that are better for people, the environment and cars, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

A Smart, Faster Path to Zero Lifecycle Emission: Advances from the EU in Direct Carbon Capture from Air

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  The most scalable solution is liquid fuels that use water, captured CO2 and renewable electricity. … Thinkers have been coming around to the realization

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Pushes for Large-Scale Introduction of Biofuel Vehicles

by Jyotika Sood (LiveMint)  Nitin Gadkari directs NITI Aayog to study automobile standards developed by China for various methanol-powered vessels like cars and ships, and prepare a report  —  Union minister

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

By Gerald Kutney (Sixth Element Sustainable Management/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation arrived on July 1st of this year — it is a time to reflect upon the

July 5, 2017 Read Full Article

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are seeking to use CO2 to make industrial materials, fuels or

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Government to Formulate Policies on Ethanol, Methanol to Bring Down Crude Import Bill: Nitin Gadkari

(PTI/The Financial Express)  The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Ocean Going Vessels Going Green

by  Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Currently over 866 million tons per year of CO2, or 2.4% of the world’s total, come from maritime sources.   A report to the

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

US$ 133.3 Mn Renewable Methanol Market to Grow Steadily Through 2026

(Future Market Insights/PR NewsWire)  Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global renewable methanol market in its latest report titled “Renewable Methanol Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026”. According

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Rotterdam Is Proposed Location for Waste-to-Chemicals Plant

by AkzoNobel/Van Gansewinkel/Air Liquide/AVR/Enerkem/Havenbedrijf Rotterdam/gemeente Rotterdam/provincie Zuid-Holland/InnovationQuarter en Clean Tech Delta/Port of Rotterdam)  The construction of a waste-to-chemicals plant in the Netherlands that will produce methanol from synthesis gas generated

October 10, 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, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel

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 organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

India Will Soon Be Zero Petroleum Import Country: Gadkari

(CNBC MoneyControl)  Despite low prices globally, India at present is incurring a massive Rs 4.5 lakh crore on crude imports which was earlier Rs 7.5 lakh crore, Gadkari said addressing

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

Microbeads. Reviled, Yes. Useful, Yes. What’s the Alternative?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The BBC is reporting that although microplastics form only 0.01% to 4.1% of the total

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Enerkem’s Facility in Edmonton Becomes the First ISCC Certified Plant in the World to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Biomethanol

(Enerkem/Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways Transport

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  A recent JRC (Joint Research Center) report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Shipping Sector Emissions: Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways Transport

(European Commission Joint Research Center)   A recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Duel Fuel–Colocating Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Biodiesel tanks are popping up in the tank farms at some ethanol plants these

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Methanol as a Chemical Platform: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers for chemical intermediates,

April 13, 2016 Read Full Article

No Pain, No Gain: A Tale of Three Companies, Pacific Ethanol, BioAmber and TerraVia at a crossroads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … a fascinating look at the evolution in the fuels, renewable chemicals, specialty products and nutrition

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest has released the 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016, as voted

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Analysing the Biofuel Industry in the United States 2015

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biofuel Industry in the United States – 2015” report

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Simple Fuel, Simple Engine, Simple Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste Is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Conjuring Chemical Cornucopias out of Thin Air

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Liquid fuels aren’t the only things made from oil. Chemical companies start with oil to

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Methanol’s Moment: With Low Prices, and Proven Process, Is Meth Your New Best Friend?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methanol is gaining momentum as a low-carbon fuels target, as Enerkem starts producing in Edmonton.

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Enerkem Raises C$152.6 Million in Financings; Initiates Biomethanol Production

(Enerkem, Inc.)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today it has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… B.B. Klaversteijn, Co-Founder, Fairchar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Responsible for and engaged in the development of portable biomethanol production units for the on

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Geely Invests $45.5 mln in Methanol Plant

(ECNS.cn/China Daily)  Geely Holding Group, which owns Volvo Car Corp, plans to expand its methanol vehicle operation after its decision

July 8, 2015 Read Full Article

First Methanol-Powered Diesel Engine Debuted by MAN D&T

By Charlie Bartlett (Seatrade Maritime News)  MAN Diesel & Turbo has run successful tests of a new liquid-gas-injection engine, the ME-LGI,

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Ecuador to Roll out Argus-Linked Ethanol

(Argus Media) Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa issued a decree that orders the gradual roll out of a 10pc ethanol blend nationwide,

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

15 Hot and Novel Low Carbon Fuel Technologies to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An effort is underway in the UK to classify, within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation,

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Australian Biomass Plant To Improve Soil, Sequester Carbon, & Produce Biofuel

by Ronald Brakels (CleanTechnica)  A $10 million dollar pilot biomass plant will be constructed in the Western Australian Capital of

March 9, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Maverick Announces Its Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid Methanol Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here we highlight an interesting solution to the problem of organic waste. In North Carolina, Maverick

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA Task 39 Newsletter #38 Online Focuses on Netherlands

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This issue features a Biofuels country update from the Netherlands, an update on Task 39’s ongoing work, and

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovative Research, Applications and Approaches Keep Freudenberg-NOK Ahead of the Competition

(Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies/PR NewsWire)  The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit offers visitors an eye-pleasing preview of new

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Enerkem: Alberta’s Municipal Waste to Fuels Juggernaut, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) How does a technology take municipal solid waste and turn it into liquid fuels and

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Sam Yenne, CEO, Maverick Synfuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Maverick Synfuels is about converting low value feedstocks into petroleum replacing chemicals and fuels.

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest —

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

PUMP debuts Sept. 19 in NY and LA. Elon Musk, Jason Bateman, Lula Head a Star-Studded Documentary on Energy Choice

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This Friday, a new movie debuts — billed “the movie that will change your attitude

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Adding Value to the Raw Glycerin from Biodiesel Plants

(Environmental-Expert.com/ABATEC SA) ABATEC SA introduces the BD4-MG system, to manufacture Methanol from raw Glycerol. It is an innovative way for adding value to

August 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Enerkem’s Family Affair

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine) Enerkem President and CEO Vincent Chornet and his team have driven Enerkem along a commercialization pathway

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Developers of the First Cellulosic Plants Share Updates at FEW

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A week before the FEW, Enerkem Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its 10 MMgy

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Expanding American Ethanol to China

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Associations) I (Kelly Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs) had the unique opportunity to participate in a

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Biofuel Facility Opens

by (Biofuels International) …Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. The facility

June 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Supercritical Biodiesel Method Creates Less Waste From Fats

By Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Researchers reported on a novel method this week at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society,

April 2, 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

The Race to Capture, Use and Monetize Waste CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reduce carbon? Rid the world of excess CO2? Not so fast, buster. A new generation of technologies

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Can This Birmingham Company Kickstart the Alternative Fuel Revolution?

by Bryan Davis (Birmingham Business Journal)  The race to discover a viable alternative fuel to gasoline has slowed down some

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Israel's New Motor Fuels Strategy Leans on Gas

by Ari Rabinovitch (Reuters)  Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60 percent by 2025, an aggressive target

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels, True North, Natural Gas, and Primus Green Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Primus Green Energy recently completed a landmark technology demonstration — and heads off to scale

November 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Commissioning a First-of-a-Kind Plant Takes Time

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Retka Schill visited the Ineos Bio facility in person in August. She returned from

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit November 12-13, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel

  Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit   November 12-13, 2013   Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel has the world’s most ambitious target to change its transportation system – replacing 60% of its oil consumption with

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Congress Could Lower Alt-Fuel Requirements in New Open Fuel Standard Act

by Jon LeSage (AutoBlogGreen)  Congress is considering a revised version of the Open Fuel Standard Act, an Act that was originally introduced two years ago

July 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Spiderweb-Like Tower Would Harvest Air Pollution in London and Turn It into Biofuel

by Carl Franzen (The Verge)  …Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London’s BT Tower at

July 5, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there

June 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels in the US: How Much and How Soon? 2014′s Terrific Ten

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although no commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels facilities are operating in the United States at present, at

March 22, 2013 Read Full Article

UK Releases Open Source Data on Biofuels Usage Since 2008

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the government has made available open source data regarding the country’s use of

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

If Polluters Pay, Will Renewables Rise?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changes in EU policy and the financing of advanced biofuels have led to a revival

February 6, 2013 Read Full Article

The Lowdown on Methanol and Dimethyl Ester as Advanced Biofuels

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  …Methanol is cheap to produce and has been tested extensively as a gasoline replacement.

September 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, a Transformative Industry

by Bruce C. Folkedahl (Biomass Magazine/Energy & Environmental Research Center) As part of the ongoing research at the Energy & Environmental

September 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Dutch Autosport Industry Drives Forward in Fuel Sustainability Stakes

(Biofuels International)  The 48th edition of the ELE Rally in the Netherlands hosted races that had cars fuelled by Gasoline Ethanol

June 7, 2012 Read Full Article

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Methanol Alternative to Gasoline

by Tom Ridge and Mary E. Peters (New York Times) Opinion:  President Obama recently called the United States the “Saudi

February 24, 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

LUFT: Market-Based Future for Ethanol

by Gal Luft (The Washington Times)  …At current oil prices, ethanol is more costly than gasoline while the alcohol fuel

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Vertis Signed up as Agent for BioMCN in Central Europe

(BioMCN)  Environmental commodity broker Vertis Environmental Finance have signed an agency agreement with BioMCN for the representation and sales of

December 23, 2011 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

Alberta-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill Transitions to Biorefining

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Beginning as far back as 1998, mills like Alberta-Pacific began experiencing tighter profit margins, some

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Breaking Oil’s Monopoly on Transportation

by Geoffrey Styles  (Energy Outlook)   I’ve been thinking about an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times written by a former

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Market Access Will Save US from $4 Gasoline, Says FuelChoiceNow

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business one worth taking a very, very

September 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Open Fuel Standard Legislation Is Bad for the Environment; Bad for Biofuels

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Shale Natural Gas Does Not Belong in Pro-Environmental Legislation A new legislative analysis by Advanced Biofuels USA

June 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Why It’s Wrong to Agree with the Malthusians about Ethanol

by Robert Zubrin   (Pajamas Media)  Rising food prices are the result of rising oil prices, not a growing market for

May 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Making a Great Fuel Even Better

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  How replacing natural gas with biomass as feedstock for methanol production can improve biodiesel’s already

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Open Fuel Standard Introduced in House, Sponsorship Growing

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., imagines a world where consumers could drive up to the

May 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Methanol Greener than Ethanol

by Gerry Calhoun (DNJ.com)  …Methanol, processed from natural gas, is an alcohol, like ethanol, but it needs no extensive lands

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Georgia’s First Wood-to-Ethanol Plant Opens

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  The nation’s first commercial plant producing ethanol from wood wastes is open for business in

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Range Fuels Produces Cellulosic Methanol From First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant

(PR Newswire)  Range Fuels’ Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant near Soperton, Georgia Produces Cellulosic Methanol from Non-Food Biomass Range Fuels, Inc., a

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

ACE Speakers Answer Big Oil, Ethanol Critics

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol Conference & Trade Show, two speakers gave

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Likely to Have Major Role as Fuel

by Jim Kenzie  (Wheel.ca)  …So far, everyone seems to think that the only way we’ll wean ourselves off decomposed dinosaur remains

July 5, 2010 Read Full Article

BioMCN Opens Largest 2nd Generation Biofuel Plant

(BioMCN)  June 25, 2010, the Queen’s Commissioner of the Province of Groningen, Sir Max van den Berg, together with Rob Voncken, CEO

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Closed Down Methanol Plant Turned into the World’s Largest Biofuels Production Plant

(Chemrec)  On the northern coast of the Netherlands a few driven entrepreneurs transformed a closed down methanol factory into the

June 11, 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

We Are Green: “Always Clean 110″ Project Is an Example of a Growing Trend in Biofuels: “Symbiosis” Project Produce Biodiesel, Using Recovered Methanol, Cooking Oil

by  (Biofuels Digest)  …Here is an under funded grad student (with a mechanical engineering degree from Northern Illinois University) who,

December 4, 2009 Read Full Article

Can Methanol Really Make a Dent in US Oil Demand?

by John Lynn  (Energy Tribune)  … Methanol can be produced from a wide variety of feedstocks, including natural gas, coal,

July 31, 2009 Read Full Article

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