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ASU Teams Find New Ways to Harness CO2 to Reduce Biofuel Costs

(Arizona State University/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two Arizona State University

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the Buzz from ABLC Global 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It was, at times, not unlike the old trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and that was no coincidence, for there was optimism abounding

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

German-Language STEM Workshops at University of Rhode Island for High School Students–CO2 Experiment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) For scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, Germany offers a broad range of opportunities when it comes to higher education and professional development. The University

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rule Change Likely to Take Months, Even Years

by Charles Dunlap (The Mexico Ledger)  … “The question is whether there will be a restraining order prohibiting the rules to go forward or not,” Murphy (Steve Murphy, POET general manager at

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell-backed Startup Creates Fuel from Carbon Dioxide and Fake Sunlight

by Cole Latimer (Sydney Morning Herald)   startup company backed by energy giant Shell has developed a method to turn carbon dioxide into fuel by adding fake sunlight. US company Dimensional Energy has

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Ingenza Embarks on Collaborative Project to Recycle CO2

(Ingenza)  Ingenza is pleased to announce a collaboration with the University of Dundee and Drochaid Research Services on a highly innovative project that aims to reduce the waste carbon dioxide generated

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Carbon is Key to a Sustainable and Future-Oriented Chemical Industry

(nova-Institute)  The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

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

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the Latest Research, Syngas Is on Fire

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

High-Performance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The company is now safely emerged from its celebrated IPO, and is embarked on the development of the first commercial plant project with its JV partner

June 22, 2018 0 comment 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

Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre Officially Opens

(InnoTech Alberta) InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, today announced the official opening of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC). InnoTech Alberta is the owner and operator

May 28, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities LOI due May 30, 2018

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Latest in Bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground – known as negative emissions – has been

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Catalyzing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the launch of the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable (BTLR), the ACS GCI seeks to provide a forum for pre-competitive industry collaboration. Building on the American

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemicals, a Second Life for Carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

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.

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, Revealed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, XPRIZE announced the 10 teams advancing to the final round in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.  The 10 finalists, each taking home an

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels and Biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions (FUTURE)

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Airgas to Build Two Production Facilities in California

(Airgas/Business Wire)  Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, today announced plans to increase its presence in California with the construction of a new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation–Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018. The topic of the workshop was Market and regulatory issues related

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Next Breakthrough? Turning Greenhouse Gas into Fuel.

by Kevin Hardy (Des Moines Register)  … Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory unintentionally uncovered a process that uses tiny bits of carbon and copper to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethanol

February 5, 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

Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

by Ron Cascone (Nexant, Inc.)  Shown here is a current version of an iconic cost curve, or “stack chart” generated in an ongoing analysis started by the Scandinavian utility, Vattenfall, and carried

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

From CO2 to Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  How can the construction industry do its share to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases connected to global warming? In the urgent search for answers, Votorantim Cimentos and

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Boosting Ethanol’s Value via CO2 Use: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

A Green Take on Carbon Dioxide

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … This thought represents giving hope to CO2 recovery from biofuels, via understanding uses for the commodity; as well as helping our planet. …

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

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

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Ideal Carbon Source for Advanced Oil Recovery

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Occidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), said Daniel Keiser,

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

MSU Research to Harness Algae to Contain Power Plant Emissions

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by a

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future

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

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 15-16, 2018 — Cologne, Germany

  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   March 15-16, 2018   —   Cologne, Germany

Meet leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world!  Big visions – and also real potential! The usage of carbon

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

From Fish Tank to Gas Tank

(University of Dayton)  Once known only as the slimy scourge of backyard ponds and lakes, algae is emerging as a superhero in the race for cleaner and renewable energy resources.

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Becoming a Carbon Superhero: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

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

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Indian Oil’s Landmark Project for Fuels+, from Refinery Waste CO2: The Partner? It’s LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Turkey, at the World Petroleum Congress, India’s flagship national oil company Indian Oil Corporation and carbon recycler LanzaTech unveiled a Statement of Intent to

July 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Stanford Discovery Could Lead to Sustainable Source of the Fuel Additive Ethanol

by Mark Schwartz (Stanford News)  Most of the fuel additive ethanol used in the U.S. is made from corn. But new research reveals that copper can turn carbon dioxide into

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biofuels Using Atmospheric CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Michael Huessmann and John Benemann gave this illuminating overview of Microalgae Biofuels Production on CO2 from Air at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuels from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Soletair Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology, is using carbon dioxide and solar power to produce

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Making Ethanol from CO2 at ORNL Sparks Considerable Interest

by Carolyn Krause (OakRidger)  …   According to the video, the ORNL nanotechnology researchers were experimenting with graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms linked together in hexagons somewhat like chicken

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global

June 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide from Flue Gas v. Concentrated By-Product Chemical Sources; and the Impact of Distribution Costs on Economic Feasibility

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … Concentrated by-product sources such as ethanol v. Lean flue gas fermentation is a critical part of the merchant co2 supply network in north

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop — May 23-24, 2017 — Orlando, FL

  U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop   —   May 23-24, 2017   —   Orlando, FL

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23–24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The event will

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – and Slow Climate Change — Just Reached a New Milestone

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

US-Based Researchers Develop System for Converting Waste Methane to Microbial Biomass

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  A new paper by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) describes a process that captures methane from natural gas and biogas and that uses photosynthesis to

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by  Steffen Mueller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product but a coproduct that,

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol CO2 & Concrete Cement a Relationship

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete while reducing its carbon footprint. —  Carbon dioxide from a

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Boosting Ethanol’s Value via CO2 Use: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2,

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (January 10, 2017) the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production

by Kathleen Tuck (Boise State University)  A paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Petition for rCCU Integration in the RED Presented to European Commission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, a petition for Carbon capture and use support was presented to Marie Donnelly,

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Future Market Insights/PR NewsWire)  Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global renewable methanol market in its latest report titled “Renewable

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Use of Bacteria to Produce Valuable Substances from Carbon Dioxide

(Goethe University Frankfurt/EurekAlert!)  Goethe University Frankfurt coordinates European two million Euro project  —   Microbes are already used on a

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Hard at Work in Hawaii

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, is known for its

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

National Research Council Showcasing New Algal Biorefinery Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions

(CNW/Newswire)  The Government of Canada is supporting clean energy research, development and technology demonstration at all stages of the innovation

November 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Raizen, Reliance Industries

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

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Commissioners Updated on New Factory Coming to Clearfield

by Jeff Corcino (The Progress)  …  Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Continental Carbonic Products Inc., a producer and

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Ministry of Economic Affairs of Republic of China : Turn Microalgae Biofuel into Gold Mine, Create Circular Economy of Green Energy

(4-Traders)  The Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs (BOE, MOEA), has promoted the research and development of green energy

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process

by Sarah Yang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuel Isn’t Corn—It’s Algae

by Ian Graber-Stiehl (Pacific Standard)  Why water is the future of biofuel.  —  … Algae biofuel frontrunner Algenol, for example, converts

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Turn and Face the Strange: The New Algae Makes a Bowiesque Pivot into New Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But the RE in algae these days has been, more or less, REposition. Possibly REthink.

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon

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

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

50-100% Boost in Yields, and No CO2: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2,

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

50% Yield Boost for Ethanol? No CO2? What?! White Dog Labs Comes out of Stealth

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In what might become the most transformative development in fermentation yields since Noah debuted winemaking

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

The Carbon XPRIZE: Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate

by  Marcius Extavour and Paul Bunje (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Under the right conditions, biofuels and biomass-based energy systems can be sustainable,

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Turning Human Waste into Biofuel in South Korea

by Brooks Hays (UPI)  Researchers in South Korea have turned a bathroom into a laboratory for sustainable energy. They’re turning

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Requests Information on Carbon Use and Reuse Technology Opportunities for the U.S. Power Generation Sector

(Department of Energy)  DOE is considering more significant support for Research & Development (R&D) in carbon use. It is surveying

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using CO2 Emissions

(American Chemical Society)  … Now, a team reports in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research an optimized way of producing biofuel

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

IKEA Joins Advanced Bioeconomy via Newlight Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, IKEA and Newlight Technologies have entered into a supply, collaboration, and technology license

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using Carbon Dioxide Emissions

(American Chemical Society) The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world’s energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UK CAER Algal Research Hitting the Ground in China

(University of Kentucky)  Algae research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is going global.  The

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Options, Values, and Benefits to Adding CO2 Recovery to Existing and Planned Ethanol Plants

by Sam Rushing (Biofuels Digest/Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd.)  The long term sustainability of first generation ethanol facilities, through advanced biofuels plants,

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Efficient Transfer of CO2 to Microalgal Systems

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers have developed a new inexpensive and environmentally friendly technique to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, according

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Company Industrializes Photosynthesis

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For eight years, Joule has been working under the radar to develop and commercialize

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Audi Beefs up Collaboration with French Biotech to Extend Biofuels Scope

(Biofuels International)  Car giant Audi is entering a renewed collaboration agreement with French renewable energy firm Global Bioenergies to promote

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers to Produce Aviation Fuel from CO2, Waste Biomass

(Heriot-Watt University/Biomass Magazine)  Heriot-Watt University is to lead a £2 million ($2.98 million) project to develop low carbon aviation fuels

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Experimental Algae to Grow at the Refinery

(PKN ORLEN) PKN ORLEN is starting another R&D project to explore alternative sources of next-generation biocomponents. The Company plans to open

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

C5 Is the New C6

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

HeidelbergCement, Joule Exploring Carbon-Neutral Fuels from Cement CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The quest for affordable, sustainable, point-sourced CO2 brings Joule to Germany and the cement business.

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Picatinny Arsenal Engineers Cook up New Recipe for Biofuel

by Audra Calloway (Picatinny Arsenal; U.S. Army)   While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Skyfill: Where the Sky Is a Free Sewer, Are Bioeconomy Thermodynamics Extremely Flawed from the Get Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As the reader notes, much of the original underlying biomass is not utilized when we

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Bolt On, Tune Up, Drop In: The Sweet 16 Bolt-on Bioeconomy Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Benefuel, Liquid Light, xF Technologies, Enogen, POET-DSM, Kiverdi, GeoSynFuels, Iogen, Edeniq, NexSteppe, BioProcess Algae, Syngenta/QCCP,

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Achieves U.S. EPA Registration for CO2-Recycled Ethanol

(Joule/BusinessWire)  Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, today announced that its fuel grade Sunflow®-E ethanol has been

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Introducing the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

by Paul Bunje (NRG COSIA)  More than a decade ago, a group of researchers published a landmark study showing the

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Money from CO2

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

PhyCO2, MSU Develop Algae Tech to Capture Power Plant CO2

(PhyCO2/Biomass Magazine)  Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s revolutionary and

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who are Joule? Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide and Its Practical, Green Uses

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … WHEN CO2 is the subject of discussion, outside of those in the gas

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Could Diesel Made from Air Help Tackle Climate Change?

by Padraig Belton (BBC) … German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minister of Education

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Dimethyl Ether as a New Diesel Alternative Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is launching DME (dimethyl ether) in North America as a clean-burning, alternative to

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who are Joule? Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Cash from CO2 Trash: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Accelergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Accelergy uses advanced catalysts and state-of-the-art process technologies to transform natural gas, biomass, and/or coal

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Meet the Companies Trying to Break our Plastic Addiction

by Phil McKenna (Green Biz)  The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2006, Algenol converts CO2 from industrial emitters into transportation fuels through its “Direct-to-Ethanol”

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Endorsement of Carbon Utilization in Clean Power Plan A Huge Win for Algae Industry

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Opens the door for projects to convert waste CO2 into valuable products — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO),

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

CONSTRUCTION CORNER: Is Cleaner Cement Production Possible?

by Korky Koroluk (Daily Commercial News)  … The cement industry alone accounts for about five per cent of global CO2 emissions,

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Liquid Light, Coca-Cola Sign Technology Development Agreement

(Liquid Light/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liquid Light announced it has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. The objective of the

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/Innovative Technologies Tackle Climate Change, Water, and Chemical Issues

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Steel’s Big Dog Jumps into Low Carbon Fuels: ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, Primetals Technologies to Construct $96M Biofuel Production Facility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   First plant will produce 14 million gallons per year by 2018; first production train online

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels: Making Hydrocarbon Fuels Directly from CO2 and Sunlight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Drop-in Hydrocarbon fuels made directly by plants? Here. we look at the science and risks

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Opportunities Can Enhance Ethanol Projects

by Sam A. Rushing (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Advanced Cryogenics Ltd.)  For decades, carbon dioxide has been recovered from concentrated sources like fermentation

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of

June 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Evil No More?

by Kelly Taylor  (Chronicle Herald) …  Still, ethanol does have some advantages, including lower net greenhouse gas emissions due to its

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Commissions New Carbon Dioxide Plant in California

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2 — A potentially game-changing

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

15 Hot and Novel Low Carbon Fuel Technologies to Watch

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

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Sees Profit Where EPA and Industry See Cost

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments related to its review of three consolidated cases regarding the EPA’s

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Residue or Residon’t: Untapped Fuel Yields from the US Corn Production System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Why not use the materials we don’t need, to produce the fuels we do need? … (R)educe,

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol Joins U.S. Mission to China

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Fort Myers, Florida-based Algenol has joined the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and the U.S. Secretary

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Middle East OPEC Countries See a Future in Algae

by Imran Khan (Algae Industry Magazine)  The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment and

February 25, 2015 Read Full Article

$40-Million Project Takes Plant beyond Ethanol Production

by Blair Andrews (Chatham This Week/Chatham Daily News)  Expansion plans at GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. in Chatham are taking shape.  The

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Brown Panel: To Cut CO2 Emissions, Make It Profitable

by Alex Kuffner (Providence Journal) To get power plants and other large polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide, an Important By-Product of Fermentation: Food Industry Applications and Usage

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd., Biofuels Digest)   … Much of the ethanol industry is concentrated in the nation’s

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow

by Matt Carr (Biomass Magazine/Algae Biomass Organization)  … To control carbon dioxide (CO2), the agency (Environmental Protection Agency) places a

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies Using CO2, Sunlight and Water

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies.

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Make A Comeback?

by Michael Kanellos (Forbes)  … But give biofuel execs credit: they learn from the past. Much of the activity centers

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Building Blocks: LanzaTech, IOC, NatureWorks, Calysta make strides on Omega-3s, lactic acid

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, LanzaTech and a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Liquid CO2, or Liquid Gold? Maybe Both, as Aemetis Adds CO2 Liquefaction at Its Keyes, CA Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To Aemetis, a route to improved margins that will also help the environment. Here’s

October 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Manchin, Whitehouse Tour Algae Facility, Discuss Role of CO2 Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a sign of growing awareness among policy makers of carbon utilization as a climate change mitigation

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Junk or Treasure? Looking at Carbon Monoxide and LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A blogger levels an explosive set of charges at LanzaTech: “Khosla’s latest gangrene venture”, “thermodynamic

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

SynBioBeta Issues Report on Biofeedstock Company Proterro

(SynBioBeta/BusinessWire) Proterro, the only biofeedstock company that makes sucrose instead of extracting it from crops or deconstructing cellulosic materials, is

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Launches Petition to Support Approval of CO2 Recycling for Emissions Reduction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one

August 8, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Pond Biofuels Launches Bioreactor Pilot project at St Marys Cement Plant

(Global Cement)  Pond Biofuels has set up a bioreactor pilot plant at St Marys cement plant in St Marys, Ontario.

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Can CO2 Be a Green Chemical? Yes, When Derived from Biofuels and Other Sources

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … The problem with CO2 sequestration and carbon reduction schemes is the lack

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a liquid fuel technology emerge that connects solar PV to the efficiency of electric

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Simple Air-and-Water Fuel Soon to Take Off

by Karin Kloosterman (Israel21c.org)  An Israeli professor is poised to ramp up production of an exciting alternative to polluting jet

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

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