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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Waste Management
June 12, 2018 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada. Today, this includes not just …

A Bio-Based, Reuse Economy Can Feed the World and Save the Planet – UN Agency
May 28, 2018 – 9:58 am | No Comment

(UN News)  Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an economy based on cultivation and use of biomass …

A World First in the Port of Amsterdam
May 11, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(Port of Amsterdam)   In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar
April 24, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they …

Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste DEADLINE: May 3, 2018
April 20, 2018 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Commission for Environmental Cooperation) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to work in collaboration with youth organizations and government to empower and motivate youth (ages 5-23) to participate in …

Chemicals, a Second Life for Carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
April 19, 2018 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the …

Study Shows 95% of Wooden Pallets are Recycled, Indicating Significant Gains in Landfill Avoidance
April 16, 2018 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(National Wooden Pallet & Container Association/PR Newswire)   Preliminary results of a research project conducted by Virginia Tech on the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites reveal that 95% of wooden pallets are being recycled.  

The landfill avoidance …

Talking Carbon: Europe’s Prejudice towards Carbon Capture Utilization (CCU) Technology
April 6, 2018 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With over 260 million cars on the road in Europe, industry leaders and governmental representatives alike are putting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) under fire for its lack …

The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come
March 30, 2018 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest)  … Prior to the energy crisis, most economies were too extravagant; now, they have now overreacted and have become retrenchment-mad. It is imperative to think rationally and design progress with the …

Grant to Help Ethanol Production
February 6, 2018 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Sam Farmer (Wahoo Newspaper)  Integrated Recycling of Mead was recently awarded a $35,495 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to aid in recycling efforts.
The funds will go toward a food de-packager/perforator to …

Leaps and Bounds in Sustainable Plastics and Nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the Mix
January 24, 2018 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of lower costs and higher performance, too. Let’s …

Abu Dhabi Works towards Cooking Oil Recycling Plan
January 12, 2018 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Anwar Ahmad (Gulf News)  Abu Dhabi will open a new facility to recycle used cooking oil by the end of this year, a top official from Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management in Abu Dhabi, said …

How Boisean Will Escape the Cuts in Plastics Recycling — and Recycle Even More of Them
January 9, 2018 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Boise has found a way for city residents not only to keep recycling the same plastics they have recycled for years, but also to expand plastic recycling to items such as shopping bags, …

Keep Things Moving in South Norfolk This Christmas and Recycle Your Cooking Fats
December 21, 2017 – 9:32 am | No Comment

(DISS Express) South Norfolk Council is asking residents to recycle their cooking fats this Christmas – in a bid to reduce the number of blocked drains. The council is helping people do this with a …

Notes from Scaleville: The Global Bioenergies, Gevo and Siluria Stories
December 20, 2017 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we’ve received news from three companies that have struck out in search of new markets for their fundamental processes, and new applications for biotechnology in some ancient and ossified …

UK CAER to Take Part in Gobble Grease Toss 2017
November 27, 2017 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(University of Kentucky) The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again be taking a Thanksgiving leftover and giving it new life as a renewable fuel.
Fayette County’s …

Tire Trash-to-Cash in the Aussie Outback
November 9, 2017 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There are no tires in Nevertire because Green Distillation Technologies, some 20 clicks up the road in Warren, is operating its Destructive Distillation technology at pilot scale and is recycling used tires into …

US Congress Act ‘Would’ Fix Biogas and AD Tax Credit Inequality
November 7, 2017 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The American Biogas Council (ABC) has welcomed the introduction of a new bill in Congress which would extend the renewable electricity tax credit to include anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas technology.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s bill, …

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics
September 7, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget that there are several paths …

U of Minnesota Helps Startup Resynergi Create Energy from Plastic Waste and Biomass
June 13, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  California waste recovery company Resynergi Inc. is drawing on University of Minnesota expertise and technology to develop and commercially manufacture a biorefining technology that converts both plastic and biomass into oil and …

Performance, Price, Sustainability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica
June 12, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, with better economics …

BioCycle REFOR17 — October 16-19, 2017 — Portland, OR
May 12, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
BioCycle REFOR17   —   October 16-19, 2017   —   Portland, OR

BIOCYCLE REFOR17 is where you’ll network with the who’s who of the renewable energy, composting, and organics recycling industry. This is the Conference where participants get the latest on technologies and practices in anaerobic digestion, …

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 …

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD
April 25, 2017 – 11:46 am | No Comment

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 chemicals — displacing the need …

Leftovers on Restaurant Diners’ Plates Will Be Turned into Compost, Biofuel
April 24, 2017 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by Cathy Locke (Sacramento Bee) Food left on diners’ plates that goes back to restaurant kitchens in Sacramento County will go into the compost bin instead of landfills.
Sacramento County officials teamed with Sacramento restaurateurs Bobbin and …

Chip Energy Wins Occupancy OK for Factory Building Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
April 10, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, obtaining a certificate of occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Chip Energy, said company president Paul Wever, president of …

Inver Grove Plant Would Be First in U.S. to Turn Garbage into Ethanol
March 27, 2017 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Bob Shaw (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)  … The $200 million biofuels plant would process Dakota County’s garbage into ethanol, to be blended with gasoline for use in cars and trucks.

The plant would be built by …

Neutral Fuels Pioneers Dairy Waste As New Biofuel Feedstock
February 23, 2017 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Neutral Fuels)  Recycling waste dairy products to help meet Dubai ‘ s Zero Waste target  —
After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company …

Will Bioplastics Repeat the Biofuels Saga?
February 14, 2017 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Meadhbh Bolger (Friends of the Earth Europe/EurActiv)  It took years for politicians to wake up to the destructive impact of biofuels, in no small part because of their green-sounding name. With bioplastics we risk …

Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock
February 7, 2017 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(South China Morning Post/sponsored)  … This new Catalyst for Green Biodiesel can be synthesized in one step from low-grade unrefined feedstock such as waste cooking oil, with no aqueous treatment steps required. Ethanol or propanol extracted …

Converting Disposable Nappies into Bio-Fuel and Textiles
January 13, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Aberystwyth University)  … Now a new eco-friendly process developed by Aberystwyth University biology graduate Joe Freemantle could provide a solution.
Joe has devised a process to turn disposable nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary products into valuable products …

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion
January 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather …

Costa and UCL Start-Up Transform Coffee Waste into Renewable Fuel
December 22, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(University College London)  UCL start-up bio-bean is turning more than 3,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds into low-carbon fuel in a new partnership with coffee giant Costa.
Waste grounds from more than 850 Costa stores are …

Mahoney Environmental Signs National Service Agreement With Carrols Corporation
December 14, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Mahoney Environmental/PR Newswire)  Mahoney obtains exclusive rights to collect and recycle used cooking oil generated at Carrols Burger King locations  —  Mahoney Environmental, (www.mahoneyes.com) a leading recycler of cooking oil for over 60 years, announced …

Second Chance Carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
December 13, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts …

Biofuel Discovery: Start-Up Company Breathes New Life into Old Tyres
November 28, 2016 – 9:08 pm | No Comment

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC)  A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent.
Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) …

Technique Could Lower Cost of Making Bioplastics and Biofuel
October 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.  While abundant in nature, cellulose is difficult and expensive to find in pure …

Rotterdam Is Proposed Location for Waste-to-Chemicals Plant
October 10, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

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 from residual waste is a …

Sustane Technologies to Produce Pellets from MSW in Canada
October 5, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Canadian cleantech company Sustane Technologies Inc. recently finalized a 20-year contract with the municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia, to support the commercialization of its disruptive process that turns municipal solid waste …

The 2016 Wood Waste Recycling Workshop & Expo Event — October 1, 2016 — Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
September 2, 2016 – 11:12 am | No Comment
The 2016 Wood Waste Recycling Workshop & Expo Event   —   October 1, 2016   —    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

A Provincial Climate Change Leadership Workshop series— Pathways to sustainability: Series 1. Wood waste recycling & utilization
COMPÈRE MC., Toso Bozic P.Ag., Agroforester/Bioenergy Specialist
Alberta Government, Agriculture and Forestry
KEY PRESENTATION TOPICS

Emerging Alberta Wood waste Recycling & Utilization Industry
Landfill …

Recycled Tyres Are ‘Overlooked’ as a Biofuel Source
August 25, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  Oil from recycled tyres has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose …

Out Now: CASCADES – Study on the Optimised Cascading Use of Wood
August 11, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

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

Engineered High Energy Fuel from Waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources
August 5, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cornerstone Resources develops and deploys waste management processing technologies that re-purpose a broad spectrum of organic wastes. Cornerstone adds that it’s BurCell system is a disruptive vacuum aided thermal decomposition process which converts …

ABC: Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas
July 25, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a companion to identical House legislation …

Q&A: Minnesota Companies Create ‘Circular Economy’ Coalition
July 1, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi (Midwest Energy News)  … The concept of a circular economy has been around since the late 1970s, but it has gained steam with support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the growing number …

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel
June 22, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from …

European Bioplastics Welcomes Revised EU Waste Legislation
June 16, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Plastics and Rubber Weekly)  European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has emphasised the role of bioplastics to help the move to a circular economy.
The report, produced …

Analysis of the Current Development of Household UCO Collection Systems in the EU
June 16, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(International Council on Clean Transportation)  Explores the potential for improving home collection of used cooking oil for biodiesel production in the EU.  —  Used cooking oil (UCO) is a low carbon feedstock for biodiesel production …

REA Report Shows Food Waste Collected Separately Will Save Money
June 6, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A recent report entitled “The Real Economic Benefit of Separate Biowaste Collections” released by U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association shows that food waste collected separately in a majority of situations can …

A Wiser Way to Handle Waste
May 4, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Near Manchester, United Kingdom, Dong Energy is constructing the first biogas plant using its REnescience technology that treats unsorted household waste with enzymes.
Early this year, construction began on a unique …

In Fish Fry Season, Oil Finds another Use as Homemade Fuel
March 21, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Grant Gerlock (Harvest Public Media)  … Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Easter you’ll find hundreds of hungry parishioners lining up at church fish frys around the Midwest.  All of that frying uses up vegetable oil that …

Restaurant Group Advocates the Use of Biodiesel
December 30, 2015 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

(Notimex/La Journada (Google translation))  Mexico City Mexican Restaurant Corporation (CMR) bet on the care of the environment by launching a project to reduce pollution of its truck fleet, which consists of converting used oil and …

Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California
December 28, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon Renewable Energy Solutions)  … With the most aggressive series of carbon emissions reduction benchmarks ever enacted by any government in North America, one would expect a concerted, cooperative effort …

Picatinny Arsenal Engineers Cook up New Recipe for Biofuel
December 3, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Audra Calloway (Picatinny Arsenal; U.S. Army)   While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its …

Bagram Air Field Converts UCO to Biodiesel to Power Incinerators
October 7, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Summer Barkley (DVIDS/Biodiesel Magazine)  Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid …

Making Biofuel: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour
October 7, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lasky (KGTV 10 News)  Small businesses across the country are making profits off biofuels. 10News Reporter Jeff Lasky takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour at one in Escondido.  WATCH VIDEO

VECOPLAN Opens World’s Largest R&D Facility for Mechanical Recycling Technologies
September 26, 2014 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In Germany, Vecoplan opened a new 17,000 square-foot Technology Center in Bad Marienberg, Germany.
The first-of-its-kind facility is equipped with more than 25 machines representing a comprehensive range of mechanical technologies …

Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant
March 18, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill recycling plant in Chesapeake said they’re securing capital to purchase 67 acres of waterfront property.
Officials …

Promethean Wins Award for Recycling, Waste Reduction Program
November 7, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Promethean Biofuels, a community-scale biodiesel producer in Temecula, Calif., stood with giants such as Sony and BP Arco at the recent Environmental Excellence Awards Summit in San Diego. The awards …

California, No Longer the State Where the Future Happens First
October 31, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/BioEnergy Producers Association)  For the past decade, repressive provisions in statute have discouraged developers of conversion technologies from operating in California.
Among its statutory roadblocks, the state has a scientifically inaccurate …

Waste to Energy & Biofuel Projects Backed in BC
August 15, 2012 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  The agricultural industry in British Columbia, Canada is set to benefit from an investment in two waste to energy and biofuel projects under the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program.
According to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, an …

Student Finds New Way of Turning Plastic into Biofuel
July 20, 2012 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Rasha Dewedar  (SciDev.net)   A method for generating biofuel by breaking down plastics using a low-cost catalyst will be developed further in the United Kingdom next month (16 July).
The process was developed by a sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad, …

Zero-Waste Tire Processor Targets Environmental Scourge
July 18, 2012 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Steve Clark  (The Brownsville Herald)   After a year in development, Tire Recycling & Processing, a facility unlike anything else in Texas and possibly the United States, has thrown the switch in Harlingen.
On Friday, …

Keep Your Eye on the Ball
February 9, 2012 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Stewart (Biofuels Digest/BioEnergy Producers Association)  …In America’s quest for alternative and renewable energy, the “ball” is national security and energy independence.  All other issues pale by comparison.
Let’s not lose sight of a critical …

Santa Cruz Nonprofit Hopes to Make Fuel from Ocean-Based Plastic
January 6, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Amy E. West  (Mercury News/Santa Cruz Sentinel)  …It sounds like an environmentalist’s dream. But it’s the ambitious mission of the Santa Cruz nonprofit Clean Oceans Project, which six months ago teamed up with a …

Company Plans to Turn Old Beverages into Ethanol
August 10, 2011 – 9:18 am | No Comment

(Waste and Recycling News)  Detroit-based DART said its new location will turn alcohol and sugar-based beverages such as old beer, wine, soda, juice and liquor into fuel grade ethanol. In addition, the company said, the …

Waste Management, Total Invest in Agilyx, Waste Plastics-to-Crude Oil Pyrolysis
April 4, 2011 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Portland-based company, once known as Plas2Fuel, is developing a novel, scalable technology that converts difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into synthetic sweet crude oil. Last year, it received TechAmerica’s 2010 Cool …

Foster Wheeler Provides Engineering Services to Cynar for Conversion of Waste Plastics into Liquid Fuels in Ireland
March 18, 2011 – 8:55 am | No Comment

Foster Wheeler AG  announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Cynar Plc to provide basic process engineering design services for a 6,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) plant to …