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Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste
October 2, 2017 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and there are literally tons of wood waste left behind that doesn’t get used up, but …

ANDRITZ Successfully Starts up Fibria’s New Pulp Mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil
September 25, 2017 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(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 addition, ANDRITZ has delivered a chloride and …

Bounding Maine: Top 10 Companies Targeting Maine’s Forest Resource for Higher-Value Apps
September 12, 2017 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

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

Södra Commences Biofuel Production
September 7, 2017 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(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 scheduled to be ready for …

Biofuel Plant Construction Set to Begin
August 10, 2017 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

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

Finnish Biofuels Plants Left with €200 Million Funding Hole
July 20, 2017 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Finnish firm Suomen Bioetanoli is looking for substantial new funding for two new biofuels plants, following the withdrawal of a major investor on the project.
According to yle.fi, a €200 million deal with Chinese investor …

SynSel Energy Inc. to Open Biofuels Plant in Ontonagon
July 19, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   Ontonagon has been selected as one of two initial sites in the U.S. for the construction of an advanced biofuels plant. SynSel Energy, Inc., is partnering with a U.S.-based financier …

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels
May 30, 2017 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, …

Old Town Mill Eyed for Full-Scale Plant to Turn Wood Pulp into Ingredient for Diesel, Jet Fuel
May 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Tux Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  ‘The biggest obstacle now is financing,’ says Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of Biofine Technology LLC, which is partnering with UMaine on a pilot plant at the site.  —  The former …

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States
May 2, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural, social, and technological resources needed to help create a sustainable, rural renaissance by using biomass …

New Route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Chemo-Enzymatic Process
April 12, 2017 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, news arrived from MetGen that they have developed a novel chemo-enzymatic process that leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF. They report that “this form of sugar is known …

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’
April 5, 2017 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by William Strauss (FutureMetrics/Biomass Magazine)  …  The recently released paper by the Chatham House is a study that contains many inaccurate statements about the use of wood for energy. Those statements are presented as facts, or …

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland
March 29, 2017 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging ahead with plans to create a bio-manufacturing hub in the Latrobe Valley that could generate …

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation
March 14, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth. —  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada’s …

Lawsuit Limits Demolition at Former Great Northern Mill Site
March 7, 2017 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Darren Fishell and Nick Sambides Jr. (Bangor Daily News)  Investors seeking to build a biofuel refinery that they say would employ more than 100 people at the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill site were …

Could Biofuel Save Maine’s Timber Industry?
March 6, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Darren Fishell (Bangor Daily News)  The company EMEP LLC wants to buy the shuttered East Millinocket paper mill to build a biorefinery that it said would be a centerpiece of a larger $240 million …

Low Cost Sugars and Lignin Streams: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pretreatment and Process Hydrolysis
February 20, 2017 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  According to this presentation deck from NREL’s Melvin Tucker, “to produce high concentration sugar and reactive lignin streams at high yields and low costs from biomass to meet BETO’s 2017 ($5/GGE) and …

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at Its Dissolving Pulp Mill
December 1, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Fortress Paper/Lesprom.com) Fortress Paper Ltd. announces a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project (the “Birch Project”) at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch (the …

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge
November 30, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to projects. As Ecostrat’s Jordan Solomon observed at ABLC Next a few weeks back, “the vast …

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016
November 28, 2016 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand
October 18, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss
October 4, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood pellets, or biomass, and agricultural …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvay, Stora Enso
October 3, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked at …

Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield
September 29, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/NewsWise)  GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels.
GreenWood, …

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway
September 19, 2016 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

(St1)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and its subsidiary Treklyngen Holding AS to construct a Cellunolix® ethanol plant in Norway.

St1’s aim is …

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program Awards Vouches to Five Bioenergy Companies
August 24, 2016 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of research vouchers to 43 small businesses, of which five were related to bioenergy:
Avatar Sustainable Technologies, …

U.S. Commerce Department Invests More Than $4 Million In Maine, Deploys Interagency Team To Help Strengthen State’s Forest Economy
August 5, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Economic Development Administration)  U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest more than $4 million to help diversify and grow …

Asia Pulp & Paper Backs Community-Led Indonesian Biofuels Project
July 6, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(edie.net)  One of the world’s biggest pulp, paper and packaging firms has announced its support for a new community-led pilot scheme aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the availability of bio-fuels …

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility
July 3, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hernandez (CBC News)  New facility could produce up to 400,000 barrels of biocrude annually, says Canfor Pulp president  —  One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to get into the oil business.
Canfor is …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

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 commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

Multimillion-Dollar Funding for Commercial Waste-to-Biofuel Plants
June 9, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(University of Sydney)  International paper waste and plastic recycling contracts signed for ground-breaking Australian technology.  —  It’s been a busy few days for Australian start-up Licella, whose innovative technology, developed in partnership with the University …

Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts
May 9, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ian O’Hara, Sagadevan Mundree (Wiley)  Sugarcane has garnered much interest for its potential as a viable renewable energy crop. While the use of sugar juice for ethanol production has been in practice for years, …

Production Test Factory for Fossil Free Fuel Is Built in Bäckhammar
April 12, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(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 biofuel based on lignin. The …

Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry
March 30, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

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 plant offers long-awaited growth and …

Wärtsilä to Deliver Nordic Countries’ Largest Biogas Plant to Produce Fuel for Buses
March 22, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä has been awarded an order to supply the largest biogas liquefaction plant in the Nordic Countries to produce fuel for public transport vehicles.
The supply contract was signed in …

Momentum Builds behind Researcher’s New Biomass Process
March 11, 2016 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison/Phys.Org)  For a world hooked on fossil carbons, the vials of amber syrup in Jim Dumesic’s lab are full of sweet potential.  Dumesic’s group caused a stir in research circles and the media …

Diamond in the Rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s Technology
October 15, 2015 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cobalt Technologies was commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels.  The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody …

Biomaterials May Be Next Growth Engine for Paper Industry
September 23, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by  Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg Business)  As the digital age curtails use of newsprint and stationary, European paper makers are retooling their factories to produce more profitable materials that go into everything from fuels to sweeteners …

A New Maine Manufacturing Strategy Could Turn Plants into Products
September 4, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

By Charlotte Mace (Bangor Daily News/Sustainable Economy Program at Environmental Health Strategy Center)  … Yes, several Maine mills have closed and pulp and paper production statewide has declined. But the global market for advanced biobased products …

What’s U(o)P at UOP? The Renewables Story, Revealed.
July 28, 2015 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For a decade, it’s (UOP’s) been an unquestioned leader in renewable fuels and chemicals development. Technologies like its HEFA jet fuel conversion (the first certified renewable jet fuel), its Ecofining …

API Announces First Commercial Implementation of GreenBox+ Technology
June 22, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Backed by a $10M investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and an additional $4.4M from the Québec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et …

Global Tall Oil Fatty Acid Market: Application in Biodiesel Production to Increase Scope
May 30, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal/ReleaseWire/Transparancy Market Research)  Tall Oil Fatty Acid (Oleic Acid, Linoleic acid, and Others) Market by Applications (Dimer Acids, Alkyd Resins, Fatty Acid Esters, and Others) for Soaps & Detergents, Coatings, Lubricants, Plastics, Fuel Additives, …

BioVerno Diesel Now Available from St1 and ABC Service Stations in Finland
May 14, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  As of May, UPM’s new wood-based BioVerno diesel fuel has been available at St1 and ABC service stations in Finland.
The product, sold as a part of St1’s Diesel Plus and ABC’s Smart Diesel …

4 Minutes with… Harry Cullinan, Director of Technology Deployment, Auburn University
May 1, 2015 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My role is to bridge the gap between basic R&D and ultimate commercialization of biorefining technologies with particular emphasis on the raw material base and existing assets of the US …

Cascades Announces Major Investments in Biorefinery Project at Cabano Plant
April 16, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Cascades/PRNewswire) Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue paper, is pleased to announce the company’s investment in a new technology at its Norampac …

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy
April 10, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and how and why.  The traditional view of “Minnesota”? A giant metropolis in the Twin Cities, …

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Bioproducts and Sustainable Agriculture.
April 9, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Amazing questions get asked at ABLC — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them, or the answers. Let’s change that.  With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen …

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery Is in Commercial Production
January 12, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(GlobeNewsWire/UPM)  The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120 million litres of renewable …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)
December 29, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic investors and customers dominate the …

UPDATED: Finland Provides Money to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
December 19, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million (€30 million) to help build a cellulosic ethanol plant. A separate project to produce biogasoline, biodiesel and smaller …

Transforming Toxic Waste into Green Energy
November 3, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Christian Durand (Concordia University)  Emerging graduate research at Concordia seeks to turn pulp mills into dynamic biorefineries
How can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia …

Ahead of His Time
October 1, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The idea of wet biomass storage has yet to catch on in the cellulosic industry, despite long-term use in the pulp and paper industry.
Jim Hettenhaus is a passionate advocate …

State Scrambles to Save Old Town Pulp Mill, 200 Jobs
August 15, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Susan Sharon (MPBN News)  “Effective immediately all Old Town mill operations will be indefinitely suspended.” That was the message employees at the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Co. received Wednesday evening. The written statement …

Mascoma Confirms Strategy Shift, Outlines Plans for Technology
July 22, 2014 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Larry Klein and the Sierra Club sued Frontier and the DOE after the DOE issued a finding of “no significant impact” and granted a Frontier funding application which pledged …

UPM to Become Exclusive Distributor of Domtar’s BioChoice(TM) Lignin in Europe
July 21, 2014 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(Domtar)  Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and UPM (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: UPM1V) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for UPM to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar’s BioChoiceTM lignin in …

Finland Rises up from Its Economic Crisis with Bioeconomy
April 11, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Finland is a forerunner in bioeconomy and biotechnology, states Asko Ojaniemi, the executive director of Benet Oy. The bioeconomy seminar held recently in Helsinki, Finland and organized by Benet …

Transgenic Trees Make Easy-Chew Wood for Biofuels
April 4, 2014 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Richard Van Noorden (Science Magazine)  The poplars in the greenhouse near John Ralph’s laboratory show no outward signs of weakness, but they have a secret soft spot. Thanks to genetic engineering, their wood contains an …

Ottawa Lends Biofuel Firm $500,000
March 25, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Bill Power (Chronicle Herald Business)  Queens County’s CelluFuel already has Nova Scotia aid for $4m project using wood fibre
The CelluFuel Inc. demonstration biofuel project in Brooklyn, Queens County, received a $500,000 loan from the federal government …

Lignin’s Big Leap
March 18, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and …

CRIBE, GreenField Partner to Test Demonstration Technology
March 17, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will …

Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is expensive.   In so many of the signature developments announced around the world this year, there’s …

Paper Mill in Maine, US Making Sugars for Biofuel from Wood Waste
November 26, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The paper industry in Old Town, Maine, US has been stuck in gradual decline for some years now. However, one company – Old Town Fuel and Fiber (OTFF) – is said to be …

Future Valmet to Supply a LignoBoost Plant for the New Biorefinery at the Stora Enso Sunila Mill in Finland
November 5, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Metso)  Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a LignoBoost lignin separation plant to Stora Enso’s Sunila mill near Kotka in the south east of Finland. The order is one part …

Biofuel Pilot Plant Planned for Site of fFrmer Bowater Mersey Mill
September 20, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Pulp and Paper Canada)  A pilot project to convert wood into biofuels has plans to be operational by next February after getting loans from the province of Nova Scotia.
The Chronicle Herald reported Aug. 30 that …

Finland Looks to the Future of Bioenergy
August 21, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)  Supported by abundant forest resources, Finnish bioenergy companies don’t have to look far for feedstock. But in a move to define its low-carbon future, the nation’s energy companies are …

Swedish Project Aims to Produce Bio-Oil from Pulp Mill Black Liquor Lignin
July 23, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, biorefinery R&D project number 100 has now started in the Swedish Processum cluster, aimed at thermochemically converting lignin from black liquor to bio oil. It is run by …

Stora Enso Aims to Move into Biofuel Sales
July 22, 2013 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(Yle)  Finnish-Swedish forest products giant Stora Enso, which announced lower profits on Friday, plans to begin producing biofuel for sale to other manufacturers.
Stora Enso, Europe’s second-largest paper manufacturer, said on Friday it will invest 32 …

Momentum: 12 Biobased Ventures Raise $435M in Q2 2013; 32 Projects Being Built off the Balance Sheet
July 10, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite negative press from Bloomberg, biobased investing is surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop.
After we profiled, last April, 17 biobased ventures who …

NSF Grant Boosts Promising Biofuels Research
July 5, 2013 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(JustMeans.com/Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology)  Promising biofuels research at a Wisconsin biotech company and a partner university is getting a boost from a $224,967 National Science Foundation grant.
C5.6 Technologies of Middleton, Wis., and the Wisconsin …

Cellulosic Technology— Pulp and Paper Style
July 2, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process applies forestry products know-how to cellulosic conversion.
Though a relative newcomer to the ethanol world, Georgia-based American Process Inc. is no stranger in the forest products industry. The …

Metso-Supplied World’s First Commercial LignoBoost Plant Successfully Starts up at Domtar in the USA
May 3, 2013 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(Metso) Domtar has successfully started up a commercial-scale LignoBoost™ lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill, in the USA. This is the first commercial installation of a LignoBoost plant in the world and the …

UMaine’s Paper Days Focuses on Future of Nanofibers, Biofuels and Industries that Will Benefit Maine
May 1, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Nick McCrea (Bangor Daily News)  …University of Maine researchers updated more than 300 forestry and paper industry officials, stakeholders and politicians on what the university’s research could mean for the future during the first …

KiOR Now Shipping World’s First Cellulosic Diesel from Its First Commercial Plant
March 20, 2013 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, KiOR announced the initial shipments of cellulosic diesel from its first commercial-scale facility in Columbus, Mississippi.
KiOR’s facility uses pine wood chips previously feeding a shut down paper mill …

Domtar Inaugurates Commercial Lignin Production
March 14, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(Domtar)  Plymouth Mill to produce bio-material with wide range of industrial applications as petro-chemical alternative – the first of its kind in over quarter century
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that it has successfully …

Biowaste: Driving Fuels
February 12, 2013 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Mona-Maria Brinker & Roger Coombs (Waste Management World)  Rising prices, continued conflict in producing regions and the spectre of peak oil have highlighted uncertainties about the future of fossil transport fuels in Europe. Mona-Maria Brinker …

Local Green Biofuels Getting Foothold in Finland
February 10, 2013 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Aalto University School of Chemical Technology, Finland,  organized a biofuel seminar February 2,2013, where Finland’s leading companies in this field introduced their expertise and recent projects.
The EU has set …

If Polluters Pay, Will Renewables Rise?
February 6, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changes in EU policy and the financing of advanced biofuels have led to a revival of project formation in Europe.
The latest news from Finland is that St1 is proceeding towards …

Swedish Paper Mill Algae Project Gets Funding
January 29, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, Vinnova, has decided to invest four million Swedish kronor ($623,000 USD) over three years in a project that uses micro-algae to produce bio-oil from the …

Reborn Qteros Rises Again with New Plan to Develop Technology to Make Ethanol
December 21, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Kinney (The Republican/MassLive)   Qteros and the “Q microbe” discovered byUMass researchers and valued for its ability to digest plant waste into ethanol fuel is making a comeback.
…But the money dried up early in 2012. …

Ethanol Production from Paper Industry Sludge Examined
October 30, 2012 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Ronalds Gonzalez (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Carolina State University)  The concept of converting paper industry sludge to ethanol has been intensively studied in the past decade. Recently, research at North Carolina State University has shown …

BDC Members Tour American Process Inc.’s Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Alpena, MI, Which Started Up in June 2012
October 16, 2012 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Deployment Consortium/MarketWire)  BDC held its 2012 Fall Symposium in Alpena, MI on September 18 & 19, capping the event with a tour of the new cellulosic ethanol plant owned by American Process Inc. (API), …

Ensyn Heads for Brazil; Locks up $20M Investment, Alliance with Pulp Giant Fibria
October 12, 2012 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ensyn Corporation and Fibria Celulose announced the creation of a strategic alliance between the two companies. This alliance includes the establishment of an equally-owned joint venture for the production of …

First Biorefinery Producing Wood-Based Biodiesel
September 21, 2012 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Finland-based UPM’s facility is located in Lappeenranta, south-eastern Finland, and will produce biodiesel from crude tall oil at the company’s Kaukas mill site. This integration will offer synergies, such as a wastewater treatment …

Volvo Successfully Field Tests Biofuel Made from Pulp Industry Waste
September 6, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  Successful field tests of vehicles powered by a biofuel derived from the black liquor wastes produced at a pulp mill have been conducted by Volvo Trucks.
The company said that ten of its …

Neste Oil Completes First Phase of Its Microbial Oil Pilot Plant
August 30, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for producing microbial oil. Construction of the plant is on-schedule and on-budget. The first phase will …

Researcher Aims to Create Biofuel from Pulp Waste
July 19, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  Lakehead University professor receives grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
…Lakehead University professor Pedram Fatehi said he wants to generate environmentally friendly biofuels out of liquid waste produced by pulp mills — …

New UMaine Technology Center to Turn Wood Chips and Grass into Fuel and Plastics
July 17, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Nick McCrea  (Bangor Daily News)  A research and technology hub that one day could help wean the United States off foreign oil opened Monday in a former paper products shipping bay on the grounds …

Innovation Turning Wood Waste into Bio-Fuel for Transportation
May 1, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Denise Deveau (Financial Post)   {ISSUE} Soaring energy prices are thinning profit margins in the transport sector and increasing operational costs in many manufacturing industries
{SHIFT} Turning wood waste into bio-fuel helps industry find a …

Large Biofuel Purchases Reported Near
April 25, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  At least two commercially viable biofuel off take agreements with suppliers are expected to be announced this year with airlines, according to Airline Association VP & Economist, John Heimlich. This …

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?
March 23, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising demand from consumers.
…”When you look at the U.S. oil market, you see that there’s actually …

Next-Generation Biofuels Driving the Growth of Global Biofuel Market
January 12, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Pangea/World of Bioenergy)   Social and environmental benefits of next-generation biofuels, mainly cellulosic ethanol, Algae fuels, Drop in fuels, and biobutanol, are fuelling its rapid growth momentum, says RNCOS.
According to our recent report, “Global Biofuel …

Black Pearl Capital Partners Acquires Former Blackburn Paper Mill as it Continues Development of its UK Renewable Energy Parks
December 30, 2011 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Start of demolition works at the former chemical plant in Castleford
Black Pearl Capital Partners (“BPCP”) today announced that it has acquired a 118 acre infrastructure site near Blackburn, UK. The site which formerly operated …

Metso to Deliver the First Commercial LignoBoost Plant to Domtar in North America
December 19, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(Metso)  Metso will supply the world’s first commercial installation of LignoBoost technology to Domtar in North America. The equipment will be intergrated with the Plymouth North Carolina pulp mill. The LignoBoost process separates and collects …

‘A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’
October 31, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Barbara Walters  (ABC 20/20)Though conspicuous consumption in tough economic times has given the superrich bad press, self-made moguls like … Lynn Tilton are giving back through various philanthropy and business projects. They’re also sharing …

Researchers Discover New Process for Biofuel
October 28, 2011 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(R&D)  Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include treetops and limbs deemed by the forest products industry as unusable and often left behind …

Making Global Project Development Work: Rentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom
October 4, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Ramsbottom said that companies looking at international expansion generally ask themselves four questions before proceeding: is there a need?; is the local environment welcoming?; does the company have the time …

Lignin Biojet Project Wins DARPA Funding
September 29, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A researcher at Washington State University has been selected to receive a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award to support the development of a technology to produce …

Alberta-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill Transitions to Biorefining
September 28, 2011 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Beginning as far back as 1998, mills like Alberta-Pacific began experiencing tighter profit margins, some down to three percent, while mills in places like India or Brazil averaged nine and …

Mascoma’s IPO: The 10-Minute Version
September 20, 2011 – 8:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrigued by cellulosic ethanol and a new product called MGT, in Mascoma’s IPO?
…Mascoma Corporation announced that it has filed an S-1 registration statement relating to a proposed $100 million initial …

From Paperboard to Green Jobs, Mill Gets Makeover
September 7, 2011 – 7:12 am | No Comment

by (Chron.com)  An Illinois investment company that bought an old container manufacturer west of Missoula hopes to turn the 3,200-acre site along the Clark Fork River into a magnet for green jobs.
…The site has officially been …

Metso Signs Strategic Equipment Supplier Agreement for Biomass Refineries with Inbicon
September 6, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Metso)  Metso has signed an agreement with Inbicon A/S of Denmark for the supply of technology capable of converting biomass into second generation fuel ethanol. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
The agreement …

Biomass 2011: Replace the Whole Barrel, Supply the Whole Market Presentations Posted
August 15, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  …More than 600 speakers, moderators, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees were able to listen to discussions about the ongoing challenges and achievements in the bioenergy industry. Biomass 2011 addressed key issues in important …

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA
June 24, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment
2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting detailed biennial peer review meetings of its activities throughout the first half …

Eucalyptus Tree Genome Deciphered
May 20, 2011 – 6:55 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  Key to new possibilities for renewable bioproducts
The key to the survival of forestry in South Africa as well as many new possibilities for renewable bioproducts like biofuels and biopolymers may now be available with …

USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America’s Reliance on Imported Oil
May 6, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S.
As part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising gas prices, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced …

Paper Industry Pushed Further into the Black by ‘Black Liquor’ Tax Credits
April 27, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  …The paper industry — which in 2009 raked in billions of dollars in federal subsidiesoriginally intended to promote alternative highway fuels — is now using a different biofuel tax credit …

Biofuel Startup Hopes to Win Over Skeptics
March 4, 2011 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Marc Gunther (Sustainable Business Forum)  …If I’d taken biology and chemistry in college, I might be explain to explain Codexis’s technology in a sophisticated away. Here’s the best I can manage: In brief, the …

Novogy Gets $750K, Targets Waste Paper Biofuel
March 2, 2011 – 8:07 am | No Comment

by Galen Moore  (Boston Business Journal)  Stealthy cleantech startup Novogy Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. has raised $750,000 more from venture backers General Catalyst Partners, according to a regulatory filing posted yesterday – and made comments suggesting the company …

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 1
March 1, 2011 – 8:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Is there enough energy, food, fiber and feed for all? Advances in industrial fermentation – a/k/a an incredulous “you’re making what? from what? using what? – will be the key to answering that …

Green Diesel Harnesses Swedish Forests
February 28, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(The Local)  Swedish oil and energy firm Preem has announced the development of the “world’s first” green diesel developed using residue from the Swedish forestry industry.
Describing the development of the product, which hits the market in …

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a Ray of Sunshine in a Gloomy Season
February 22, 2011 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals are offering value-adds, waste remediation, and new markets
In Florida, the affable Rod Young, perhaps the …

TAPPI Biorefinery Course May 16-20, 2011 Norcross, GA
February 6, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
TAPPI Biorefinery Course   May 16-20, 2011   Norcross, GA

The TAPPI Biorefinery course will seek to provide the knowledge and tools for forest industry leaders, technology providers and consultants to develop biorefinery strategies and better understand emerging biorefinery technologies and their design/ implementation in …

KiOR Receives Loan Guarantee Term Sheet for over $1 Billion Project from US Department of Energy
February 4, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(KiOR)  Project would produce drop-in fuels from wood biomass at four facilities across three states
KiOR, Inc., announced today that it has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee supporting an over $1 billion biofuels project …

European Commission Approves State Support for Development of Second Generation Biofuel
January 28, 2011 – 10:26 am | No Comment

(Chemrec)  The European Union has  approved the SEK 500 million (€55 million, $75 million) R&D  grant  awarded by the Swedish Energy Agency towards the industrial scale demonstration biofuels plant based on Chemrec’s gasification technology at …

Virent and HCL CleanTech Receive Grant to Demonstrate Cellulosic Sugars as Feedstocks for ‘Drop-In’ Biofuels and Bioproducts
January 5, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

(Virent)  BIRD Energy Grant Will Support Virent’s Conversion of HCL CleanTech’s Pine Tree Sugars Into Hydrocarbon Fuels and Products That can be Sustainable, Cost-effective, and Compatible With Existing Infrastructure
Virent Energy Systems Inc. and HCL CleanTech announced …

Maine Gets Most Federal Biofuel Help of Any State
December 14, 2010 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Mal Leary (Capitol News Service/Bangor Daily News) Maine has received more cash from the federal government for the development of biofuels than any other state.
The Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was started in 2009 to …

Meeting National Goals: Pulp and Paper Industry – A Major Partner
November 12, 2010 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Harry Seamans, Ben Thorp and Masood Akhtar (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, Inc./Biofuels Digest)   The Pulp and Paper Industry (PPI) can play a major role in addressing three national issues our nation is currently confronting:
•    jobs,
•    energy independence, …

International Paper Weighs Options for Franklin Production
October 22, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Philip Walzer (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)   International Paper might maintain a presence near Franklin, but the mill won’t make paper anymore.
In the company’s most detailed comments since its paper mill stopped production in April, a spokeswoman said …

Canada Probes the Frontiers of Biofuel
October 18, 2010 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Crystal Luxmore  (Renewable Energy World)  Four enterprising Canadian firms have joined the race to replace fossil fuels with affordable and planet-friendly second-generation bio alternatives.
Despite decades of work, most next-generation biofuels — made from materials …

Biofuel Project Hits Bureaucratic Snag
October 12, 2010 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Brochu  (BusinessNorth.com)  …Federal loan guarantees are available to support construction of the high-tech Flambeau River Biofuels refinery in Park Falls, but project sponsors say the government’s terms could derail their chance to succeed. Those …

TAPPI PEERS October 17-20 Norfolk, VA
September 28, 2010 – 12:36 pm | No Comment
TAPPI PEERS October 17-20 Norfolk, VA

Biorefinery Program at TAPPI PEERS Covers Spectrum of Latest Developments
A full Biorefinery Program at the TAPPI 2010 PEERS Conference, October 17 -20 in Norfolk, Va., USA, explores new and emerging advances in hemicellulose extraction for maximizing …

Biorefinery Town of Tomorrow
September 14, 2010 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  The work of ThermoChem Recovery International has already changed the future for one small Wisconsin community.
A small town in the woods of Wisconsin, fresh off the bankruptcy and closing of …

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Qualifies for Biofuel Tax Credit
September 9, 2010 – 7:53 am | No Comment

(GlobalPaperMoney)  KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announced that the company was notified that its registration as a producer of cellulosic biofuel for the tax year 2009 has been approved. With this registration, KapStone may …

News: Fiberight Making Ethanol from Paper Mill Waste; Household Garbage May Be Next
September 2, 2010 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Dean Close (Vinton Today)  …In layman’s terms, what Fiberight does is take waste from a paper mill in Cedar Rapids, and uses rare bacteria – Stewart Paul refers to that bacteria as “the bugs” …

Auburn Researchers Finding Ways to Turn Waste Into Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Travis Herrmann  (TheAuburn Plainsman)  Auburn University researchers have patented a new process for producing ethanol from paper (m)ill waste materials through biological conversion.
With research funded by the Masada Resource group, the new conversion process …

IRS Brings Son of Black Liquor Back From the Dead; Ruling May Be Worth Billions to U.S. Pulp Makers
July 24, 2010 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Dead Tree Edition)  The Internal Revenue Service may have handed U.S. pulp and paper companies a multibillion-dollar gift by ruling that black liquor produced in 2009 is eligible for an even more lucrative tax credit …

Chempolis to Supply Three Biorefineries to China
June 2, 2010 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Chempolis)  Chempolis has signed a licence and EPC agreement with Tianjin Jiuqian Paper Co Ltd. to supply three formico® biorefineries, each capable of producing 100,000 t/a of bleached wheat straw pulp. The new plants are scheduled …

Chempolis Develops a Unique Technology for Bioethanol Production
May 20, 2010 – 7:18 am | One Comment

(Chempolis)  Chempolis Oy, engaged in the development and delivery of environmentally sustainable biorefining technologies, has expanded its biorefinery and R&D centre in Oulu (Finland) to the production of bioethanol. This enables the company to strengthen its position …

Newton Falls Mill Eyeing New Technology
April 26, 2010 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Martha Ellen  (Watertown Daily Times)  Newton Falls Fine Paper could be the first commercial plant to use a breakthrough technology that turns waste into ethanol.
“It’s a possibility. It’s well down the road,” said Donald …

HCL CleanTech Establishes Administrative and Pilot Plant Facilities in North Carolina
April 6, 2010 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

HCL CleanTech, a U.S.-Israeli biofuels technology development company, has chosen North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and first pilot plant.
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has assisted the company and will provide …

American Process Inc. Establishes Pilot Plant
February 26, 2010 – 7:30 am | No Comment

by Holly Jensen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process Inc. (API), an Atlanta, Ga., based company, held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week at its pilot plant. It will utilize a trademarked process, called American Value …

Straw-based Ethanol Eyed for Saskatchewan Mill Site
June 16, 2009 – 8:40 am | No Comment

A shuttered pulp mill at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan could be the new site for a facility to make cellulosic ethanol from farmers’ cereal straw.  Saskatchewan’s provincial government on Monday inked a letter of intent with …