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Stora Enso and Gasum to Make Renewable Energy from Wastewater in Sweden

(Stora Enso)  Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Greetings from Finland: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermal Biomass Gasification Technologies in Finland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes.

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Boskalis to Reduce CO2 Emissions by Using Sustainable Biofuel on Borsele Renewable Energy Project

(Boskalis)  Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) will use a biofuel blend on the project to install the export cable to the Borssele offshore wind farm resulting in a more sustainable realization

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Biogas Liquefaction Plant Opens in Norway

(Puregas Solutions/NGV Journal) The Biogas Upgrading and Liquefaction Plant was installed at the Skogn Papermill, Norway, will upgrade up to 3,000Nm3/h of raw biogas to renewable natural gas. Officially opened by

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Transformation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore Company

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under, Canada-Style: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella, Canfor

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

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Lego’s Biobased Bricks; Vertoro’s Green Crude Oil; Nitogen-Fixing Microbes for Corn; Diapers from Food Waste; 3D Imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 15th

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

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Making Crude Oil from Paper Pulp? Vertoro Creates This ‘Green Gold’

by Olga Koltsova (Innovation Origins)  Vertoro is Spanish for “Green Gold“. The founders clearly had their end product in mind when they started thinking of a brand name. Vertoro, a spin-off from The

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Attis Industries Taps Timber Industry Leader for Procurement of Raw Materials

(Attis Industries)  Agreement Creates Feedstock Advantage for First Commercial Facility  —  Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced the execution of

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Boskalis Westminster : Nederland Aiming for 35% CO2 Reduction with GoodFuels Biofuel

(Boskalis)  Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Latest Research Says Biofuel Production Won’t Seriously Affect Forestry Industry

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LTU), IIASA, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden found that increased biofuel production will not affect the production

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore Company

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Maine Developments – Bio News Mounts from the Pine Tree State

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … First, let’s start with the latest from the Maine Technology Institute, which just announced a request for information regarding emerging forest industry technologies, with

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

St1 Announces Biofuel Projects in Sweden, Columbia

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On May 25, Nordic energy group St1 announced plans for two separate biofuels projects. One aims to produce biofuels from tall oil in Sweden while the

June 7, 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

Preem and RenFuel to Create the World’s First Lignin Plant for Biofuels

(Cision/Rottneros)  Preem and RenFuel are assessing, in collaboration with Rottneros, the construction of the world’s first lignin plant for biofuels, at the pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn. The plant is expected

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Boom — Like that: Biofuel Plant Gets Financing Terms

by Kali Katerberg (Daily Mining Gazette)  After months of waiting, Synsel Energy announced on Thursday that financing terms for construction of a biofuel plant at the site of the former Smurfit-Stone

May 25, 2018 Read Full Article

St1 and SCA Form Partnership to Produce Renewable Fuels

(St1 and SCA/Globe Newswire)   The energy company St1 and the forest products company SCA have formed a partnership to develop large-scale production of renewable fuels from tall oil. The planned

May 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Can Be Produced Extremely Efficiently

(Chalmers University of Technology/Phys.Org)  A chance to switch to renewable sources for heating, electricity and fuel, while also providing new opportunities for several industries to produce large numbers of renewable products.

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Austrocel to Increase Dissolving Pulp Capacity and Enter Biofuels Production

(EUWID-Paper)  Total investment at the former Schweighofer Fiber mill in Hallein amounts to €60m.  —  Dissolving pulp manufacturer Austrocel plans to invest approximately €60m to expand and diversify production at its Hallein

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Equipment Needs to Study Mixing of Fibrous Materials

by Gregory T. Benz (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  There are many sources of organic fibers that can be used as feedstock for biofuels and renewable chemicals. The author has tested many

April 17, 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

Refinery Project in Construction Financing Stage

by Kali Katerberg (The Daily Mining Gazette)  … At its Wednesday meeting, the Economic Development Commission (EDC) heard an update on the SynSel Biofuel plant planned for the area. “The last

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Plant Development Expected to Begin at Ontonagon Paper Mill

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

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

€12.4 Million Investment for Swedish Biogas from Industrial Waste Project

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an investment grant to explore the possibility of producing biogas from industrial waste water. A €12.4 million investment subsidy has been awarded

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

$76.8 Million Advanced Biofuel Demonstration Plant Coming to Norway

(Biofuels International)  A (CDN) $76.8 million (€50.7 million) industrial scale advanced biofuel demonstration plant will be constructed at a former pulp mill in Tofte, Norway. The new facility is apparently a

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

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

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

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

Biofuel Plant Construction Set to Begin

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

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Finnish Biofuels Plants Left with €200 Million Funding Hole

(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

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

SynSel Energy Inc. to Open Biofuels Plant in Ontonagon

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

July 19, 2017 2 comments Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels

(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

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Old Town Mill Eyed for Full-Scale Plant to Turn Wood Pulp into Ingredient for Diesel, Jet Fuel

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

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

New Route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Chemo-Enzymatic Process

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

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’

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

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland

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

March 29, 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. —  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Lawsuit Limits Demolition at Former Great Northern Mill Site

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

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Save Maine’s Timber Industry?

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

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Low Cost Sugars and Lignin Streams: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pretreatment and Process Hydrolysis

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

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at Its Dissolving Pulp Mill

(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

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge

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

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

(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

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss

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

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvay, Stora Enso

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

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield

(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

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program Awards Vouches to Five Bioenergy Companies

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

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Commerce Department Invests More Than $4 Million In Maine, Deploys Interagency Team To Help Strengthen State’s Forest Economy

(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

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Asia Pulp & Paper Backs Community-Led Indonesian Biofuels Project

(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

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility

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

July 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

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

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Multimillion-Dollar Funding for Commercial Waste-to-Biofuel Plants

(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

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts

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

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Production Test Factory for Fossil Free Fuel Is Built in Bäckhammar

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

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters Canada)  It has created a modest 200 jobs in a Finnish forestry industry that has lost

March 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Deliver Nordic Countries’ Largest Biogas Plant to Produce Fuel for Buses

(Bioenergy Insight)  Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä has been awarded an order to supply the largest biogas liquefaction plant in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Momentum Builds behind Researcher’s New Biomass Process

(University of Wisconsin-Madison/Phys.Org)  For a world hooked on fossil carbons, the vials of amber syrup in Jim Dumesic’s lab are

March 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Diamond in the Rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cobalt Technologies was commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and

October 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomaterials May Be Next Growth Engine for Paper Industry

by  Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg Business)  As the digital age curtails use of newsprint and stationary, European paper makers are retooling

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

A New Maine Manufacturing Strategy Could Turn Plants into Products

By Charlotte Mace (Bangor Daily News/Sustainable Economy Program at Environmental Health Strategy Center)  … Yes, several Maine mills have closed and

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s U(o)P at UOP? The Renewables Story, Revealed.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For a decade, it’s (UOP’s) been an unquestioned leader in renewable fuels and chemicals development.

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

API Announces First Commercial Implementation of GreenBox+ Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Backed by a $10M investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT)

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Tall Oil Fatty Acid Market: Application in Biodiesel Production to Increase Scope

(Digital Journal/ReleaseWire/Transparancy Market Research)  Tall Oil Fatty Acid (Oleic Acid, Linoleic acid, and Others) Market by Applications (Dimer Acids, Alkyd

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Harry Cullinan, Director of Technology Deployment, Auburn University

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My role is to bridge the gap between basic R&D and ultimate commercialization of biorefining

May 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Cascades Announces Major Investments in Biorefinery Project at Cabano Plant

(Cascades/PRNewswire) Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Bioproducts and Sustainable Agriculture.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Amazing questions get asked at ABLC — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them,

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery Is in Commercial Production

(GlobeNewsWire/UPM)  The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

UPDATED: Finland Provides Money to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million (€30 million) to

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Transforming Toxic Waste into Green Energy

by Christian Durand (Concordia University)  Emerging graduate research at Concordia seeks to turn pulp mills into dynamic biorefineries How can a

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Ahead of His Time

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The idea of wet biomass storage has yet to catch on in the cellulosic

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

State Scrambles to Save Old Town Pulp Mill, 200 Jobs

by Susan Sharon (MPBN News)  “Effective immediately all Old Town mill operations will be indefinitely suspended.” That was the message

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Mascoma Confirms Strategy Shift, Outlines Plans for Technology

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Larry Klein and the Sierra Club sued Frontier and the DOE after the DOE

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

UPM to Become Exclusive Distributor of Domtar's BioChoice(TM) Lignin in Europe

(Domtar)  Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and UPM (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: UPM1V) today announced that the companies have entered

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Finland Rises up from Its Economic Crisis with Bioeconomy

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Finland is a forerunner in bioeconomy and biotechnology, states Asko Ojaniemi, the executive director

April 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Transgenic Trees Make Easy-Chew Wood for Biofuels

by Richard Van Noorden (Science Magazine)  The poplars in the greenhouse near John Ralph’s laboratory show no outward signs of weakness,

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Ottawa Lends Biofuel Firm $500,000

by Bill Power (Chronicle Herald Business)  Queens County’s CelluFuel already has Nova Scotia aid for $4m project using wood fibre

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignin’s Big Leap

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

CRIBE, GreenField Partner to Test Demonstration Technology

(Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Paper Mill in Maine, US Making Sugars for Biofuel from Wood Waste

(Biofuels International)  The paper industry in Old Town, Maine, US has been stuck in gradual decline for some years now.

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Future Valmet to Supply a LignoBoost Plant for the New Biorefinery at the Stora Enso Sunila Mill in Finland

(Metso)  Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a LignoBoost lignin separation plant to Stora Enso’s

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Pilot Plant Planned for Site of fFrmer Bowater Mersey Mill

(Pulp and Paper Canada)  A pilot project to convert wood into biofuels has plans to be operational by next February

September 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Finland Looks to the Future of Bioenergy

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)  Supported by abundant forest resources, Finnish bioenergy companies don’t have to look far for

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Swedish Project Aims to Produce Bio-Oil from Pulp Mill Black Liquor Lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, biorefinery R&D project number 100 has now started in the Swedish Processum cluster,

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Stora Enso Aims to Move into Biofuel Sales

(Yle)  Finnish-Swedish forest products giant Stora Enso, which announced lower profits on Friday, plans to begin producing biofuel for sale

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Momentum: 12 Biobased Ventures Raise $435M in Q2 2013; 32 Projects Being Built off the Balance Sheet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite negative press from Bloomberg, biobased investing is surging, both direct and via strategics.  The

July 10, 2013 Read Full Article

NSF Grant Boosts Promising Biofuels Research

(JustMeans.com/Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology)  Promising biofuels research at a Wisconsin biotech company and a partner university is getting a

July 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Technology— Pulp and Paper Style

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process applies forestry products know-how to cellulosic conversion. Though a relative newcomer to

July 2, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Metso-Supplied World’s First Commercial LignoBoost Plant Successfully Starts up at Domtar in the USA

(Metso) Domtar has successfully started up a commercial-scale LignoBoost™ lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill, in the USA.

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

UMaine’s Paper Days Focuses on Future of Nanofibers, Biofuels and Industries that Will Benefit Maine

by Nick McCrea (Bangor Daily News)  …University of Maine researchers updated more than 300 forestry and paper industry officials, stakeholders

May 1, 2013 Read Full Article

KiOR Now Shipping World’s First Cellulosic Diesel from Its First Commercial Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, KiOR announced the initial shipments of cellulosic diesel from its first commercial-scale facility

March 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Domtar Inaugurates Commercial Lignin Production

(Domtar)  Plymouth Mill to produce bio-material with wide range of industrial applications as petro-chemical alternative – the first of its

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Biowaste: Driving Fuels

by Mona-Maria Brinker & Roger Coombs (Waste Management World)  Rising prices, continued conflict in producing regions and the spectre of peak

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Local Green Biofuels Getting Foothold in Finland

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Aalto University School of Chemical Technology, Finland,  organized a biofuel seminar February 2,2013, where

February 10, 2013 0 comment 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

Swedish Paper Mill Algae Project Gets Funding

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, Vinnova, has decided to invest four million Swedish kronor ($623,000

January 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Reborn Qteros Rises Again with New Plan to Develop Technology to Make Ethanol

by Jim Kinney (The Republican/MassLive)   Qteros and the “Q microbe” discovered byUMass researchers and valued for its ability to digest plant

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production from Paper Industry Sludge Examined

by Ronalds Gonzalez (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Carolina State University)  The concept of converting paper industry sludge to ethanol has been

October 30, 2012 Read Full Article

BDC Members Tour American Process Inc.'s Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Alpena, MI, Which Started Up in June 2012

(Bioenergy Deployment Consortium/MarketWire)  BDC held its 2012 Fall Symposium in Alpena, MI on September 18 & 19, capping the event

October 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Ensyn Heads for Brazil; Locks up $20M Investment, Alliance with Pulp Giant Fibria

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ensyn Corporation and Fibria Celulose announced the creation of a strategic alliance between the two

October 12, 2012 Read Full Article

First Biorefinery Producing Wood-Based Biodiesel

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Finland-based UPM’s facility is located in Lappeenranta, south-eastern Finland, and will produce biodiesel from crude tall oil at

September 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Volvo Successfully Field Tests Biofuel Made from Pulp Industry Waste

(Waste Management World)  Successful field tests of vehicles powered by a biofuel derived from the black liquor wastes produced at

September 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Completes First Phase of Its Microbial Oil Pilot Plant

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Researcher Aims to Create Biofuel from Pulp Waste

(CBC News)  Lakehead University professor receives grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council …Lakehead University professor Pedram Fatehi said

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

New UMaine Technology Center to Turn Wood Chips and Grass into Fuel and Plastics

by Nick McCrea  (Bangor Daily News)  A research and technology hub that one day could help wean the United States

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovation Turning Wood Waste into Bio-Fuel for Transportation

by Denise Deveau (Financial Post)   {ISSUE} Soaring energy prices are thinning profit margins in the transport sector and increasing

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Large Biofuel Purchases Reported Near

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  At least two commercially viable biofuel off take agreements with suppliers are expected to be

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Next-Generation Biofuels Driving the Growth of Global Biofuel Market

(Pangea/World of Bioenergy)   Social and environmental benefits of next-generation biofuels, mainly cellulosic ethanol, Algae fuels, Drop in fuels, and

January 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Black Pearl Capital Partners Acquires Former Blackburn Paper Mill as it Continues Development of its UK Renewable Energy Parks

(PR NewsWire)  Start of demolition works at the former chemical plant in Castleford Black Pearl Capital Partners (“BPCP”) today announced

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Metso to Deliver the First Commercial LignoBoost Plant to Domtar in North America

(Metso)  Metso will supply the world’s first commercial installation of LignoBoost technology to Domtar in North America. The equipment will

December 19, 2011 Read Full Article

‘A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’

by Barbara Walters  (ABC 20/20)Though conspicuous consumption in tough economic times has given the superrich bad press, self-made moguls like

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover New Process for Biofuel

(R&D)  Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Making Global Project Development Work: Rentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Ramsbottom said that companies looking at international expansion generally ask themselves four questions before proceeding:

October 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Lignin Biojet Project Wins DARPA Funding

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A researcher at Washington State University has been selected to receive a Defense Advanced Research

September 29, 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

Mascoma’s IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrigued by cellulosic ethanol and a new product called MGT, in Mascoma’s IPO? …Mascoma Corporation

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

From Paperboard to Green Jobs, Mill Gets Makeover

by (Chron.com)  An Illinois investment company that bought an old container manufacturer west of Missoula hopes to turn the 3,200-acre

September 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Metso Signs Strategic Equipment Supplier Agreement for Biomass Refineries with Inbicon

(Metso)  Metso has signed an agreement with Inbicon A/S of Denmark for the supply of technology capable of converting biomass

September 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Biomass 2011: Replace the Whole Barrel, Supply the Whole Market Presentations Posted

(US Department of Energy)  …More than 600 speakers, moderators, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees were able to listen to discussions about

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

  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

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Eucalyptus Tree Genome Deciphered

(EurekAlert!)  Key to new possibilities for renewable bioproducts The key to the survival of forestry in South Africa as well

May 20, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S. As part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive plan to address

May 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Paper Industry Pushed Further into the Black by ‘Black Liquor’ Tax Credits

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  …The paper industry — which in 2009 raked in billions of dollars in federal subsidiesoriginally

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Startup Hopes to Win Over Skeptics

by Marc Gunther (Sustainable Business Forum)  …If I’d taken biology and chemistry in college, I might be explain to explain

March 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Novogy Gets $750K, Targets Waste Paper Biofuel

by Galen Moore  (Boston Business Journal)  Stealthy cleantech startup Novogy Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. has raised $750,000 more from venture backers General

March 2, 2011 Read Full Article

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Is there enough energy, food, fiber and feed for all? Advances in industrial fermentation –

March 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Diesel Harnesses Swedish Forests

(The Local)  Swedish oil and energy firm Preem has announced the development of the “world’s first” green diesel developed using residue

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a Ray of Sunshine in a Gloomy Season

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

TAPPI Biorefinery Course May 16-20, 2011 Norcross, GA

  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

February 6, 2011 Read Full Article

KiOR Receives Loan Guarantee Term Sheet for over $1 Billion Project from US Department of Energy

(KiOR)  Project would produce drop-in fuels from wood biomass at four facilities across three states KiOR, Inc., announced today that

February 4, 2011 Read Full Article

European Commission Approves State Support for Development of Second Generation Biofuel

(Chemrec)  The European Union has  approved the SEK 500 million (€55 million, $75 million) R&D  grant  awarded by the Swedish

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Virent and HCL CleanTech Receive Grant to Demonstrate Cellulosic Sugars as Feedstocks for 'Drop-In' Biofuels and Bioproducts

(Virent)  BIRD Energy Grant Will Support Virent’s Conversion of HCL CleanTech’s Pine Tree Sugars Into Hydrocarbon Fuels and Products That can

January 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Maine Gets Most Federal Biofuel Help of Any State

by Mal Leary (Capitol News Service/Bangor Daily News) Maine has received more cash from the federal government for the development of

December 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Meeting National Goals: Pulp and Paper Industry – A Major Partner

by Harry Seamans, Ben Thorp and Masood Akhtar (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, Inc./Biofuels Digest)   The Pulp and Paper Industry (PPI) can play a

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

International Paper Weighs Options for Franklin Production

by Philip Walzer (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)   International Paper might maintain a presence near Franklin, but the mill won’t make paper anymore. In

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Canada Probes the Frontiers of Biofuel

by Crystal Luxmore  (Renewable Energy World)  Four enterprising Canadian firms have joined the race to replace fossil fuels with affordable

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Project Hits Bureaucratic Snag

by Ron Brochu  (BusinessNorth.com)  …Federal loan guarantees are available to support construction of the high-tech Flambeau River Biofuels refinery in Park

October 12, 2010 Read Full Article

TAPPI PEERS October 17-20 Norfolk, VA

  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

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Town of Tomorrow

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  The work of ThermoChem Recovery International has already changed the future for one small Wisconsin

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Qualifies for Biofuel Tax Credit

(GlobalPaperMoney)  KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announced that the company was notified that its registration as a producer of

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

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