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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anaergia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anaergia is the world leader in solving waste problems by recovering energy, water, and fertilizer from virtually any waste stream. While Anaergia was built on the

November 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Galicia Government Opens Renewable Gas Unit, Able to Supply 3,000 NGVs

(Xunta de Galicia/NGV Journal)  The Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry, Francisco Conde, said the new Mixed Research Unit (UMI) of Renewable Gas, located in A Coruña, has the potential to

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

German Process Allows Production of Green H-CNG from Wastewater

(Graforce/NGV Journal)  The Berlin-based tech company Graforce has introduced a unique technology: Plasmalysis saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. Mixing in biogas produces hydrogen-enriched

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Enagás and Ferrovial Partner to Develop New Biogas Projects in Spain

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  Enagás and Ferrovial have signed a collaboration agreement in order to explore together opportunities that boost the production and distribution of biogas. Specifically, both companies will analyze projects for

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

REA Resource Recovery Systems and UConn Join to Create Biodiesel from Wastewater

by Kevin Zimmerman (Westfair Communications)  “It’s a huge problem, both in the United States and internationally,” said REA Operations Manager Eric Metz. “And with population growth increasing, there’s going to be

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Optimizing Lignocellulosic Cropping Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How attractive are systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes for Rural Development? Ioannis Dimitriou, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dep. of Crop

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

How Some Algae May Survive Climate Change

(Rutgers Today) Green algae stole genes from bacteria to survive in harsh environments, Rutgers-led study suggests — Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Now, Biofuel from Barapullah Drain Sewage

(Hindustan Times) Though this is a demonstration project, ICT scientists say its capacity can be increased to treat the entire Barapullah drain water. — In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, wastewater

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Pöyry Awarded EPC Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion in Finland

(Pöyry/Biomass Magazine)  Gasum Ltd has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for Topinoja biogas plant expansion project in Turku, Finland. The work will be carried

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Pilot Sewage to Crude Oil Plant Gets $4 Million Funding

(Biofuels International)  $4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biomethane Double Decker Bus Arrives in Eastern England

(Scania/NGV Journal)  Ipswich Buses has joined forces with Scania to bring a biogas-powered double decker to the streets of Ipswich. The state-of-the-art vehicle started the 6-week trial in June and will

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Cattle waste and wastewater. Sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps.  Food waste—uneaten leftovers or culinary mistakes. Contrary to the lyrics in The Sound of

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Scum Oil and Waste Oil

(University of Minnesota)  Process Converts Scum to Biodiesel  —  A new waste remediation process converts scum from waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) into ASTM compliant biodiesel. The six-step method begins with a

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facility Opens in Iowa

(GAIN Clean Fuel/NGV Journal)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque,

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Production Project Can Supply 10,000 Vehicles in Spain

(Aqualia/NGV Journal)  Aqualia is developing numerous projects aimed at the production of renewable energy from the use of wastewater. Thanks to the technology developed within the CIEN Smart Green Gas project,

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

King County Is Now a Leading Producer of Clean, Renewable Biofuel that Can Be Used by Commercial Vehicles

(Office of King County Executive)  At its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for

May 28, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biogas-to-RNG Plant in Iowa to Serve Transportation Industry

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) have announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Project to Produce Industrial Products from Olive Mill Wastewater Gets EU Support

by Sevil Erkuş (Hurryiet Daily News)  A project initiated by Turkish experts to turn olive mill wastewater from olive production into industrial raw materials and products such as biodiesel and animal feed

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Blockchain’s WaterChain Is Thirsty For Success In Industrial Treatment

by Bruce Haring (Block Tribune)  WaterChain is developing a blockchain solution for cleaning up the water industry. The company is working on an initial coin offering (ICO) that will allow investors to stake

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen Takin’ Biotech to the Next Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For a number of years we have been pointing to Iowa’s intriguing combination of feedstock, infrastructure and political consensus on renewables as a potent force in

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Treating OK Wastewater

(Algae Industry Magazine) Sunup’s ultimate goal is to clean up wastewater in Oklahoma to a level that it can be recycled or reused for crop irrigation. See how they do it.

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Hydrothermal Liquefaction Hasn’t Taken off Yet

(Algae Industry Magazine/Science Trends)  enguang Zhou writes in Sciencetrends.com about work recently published in the journal Bioresource Technology regarding why Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of microalgae — a bio-oil technology which does not require dewatering and

April 2, 2018 0 comment 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

Fiat Panda Natural Power Runs on Biomethane for a Whole Year

(Fiat/NGV Journal)  Today marks the first anniversary of the trial on the Panda powered only by biomethane produced at CAP Group’s wastewater treatment plant in Bresso-Niguarda (Milan). On 14 March 2017

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

March Madness: These Colleges are Mad for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board) National Biodiesel Board releases field of “Elite Eight”  —  March Madness kicks off next week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

1+1=3: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Production With Mixed Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does 1+1=3? That’s the premise of this ABLC 2018 presentation from LEC’s John Forcier which looks at the challenges and opportunities in anaerobic digesters. There’s a

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Will Help Solve Urban Sewage Crisis

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.14 million grant to install an innovative new sewage treatment solution to Durban, South Africa. The innovative generator is able

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Market Development Gains Momentum in Italy

(Xebec/NGV Journal)  Canada-based Xebec has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl, distributor of technical gases, to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project

(WesTech Engineering/Biomass Magazine)  The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a technology-based economic development program funded by the state of Utah, has awarded a $175,320 grant for development of a commercial

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

City in Colorado Debuts Biogas Project to Power Refuse Truck Fleet

(NGV Journal)  In 2018, the city of Longmont will begin construction of a project at its Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to make fuel from gas produced in the treatment of

January 25, 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

Las Cruces Utilities Collaboration Leads to Algae Breakthroughs

by Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels (KRWG)  Over the past decade, New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Engineering Professor Nagamany Nirmalakhandan (known as Dr. Khandan) has investigated how algae –

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Tacoma Wants to Turn Your Poop into Renewable Fuel. Really.

by Candace Ruud (The News Tribune)  … In a few years, the stuff you flush could be used as green fuel, potentially powering vehicles around the country. The city’s Environmental Services

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Q&A with Bioenergy Researchers: Making Biocrude and Biofuel from Human Waste

by Erik Hyrkas (U.S. Department of Energy)  Did you know that the Energy Department is working to create biofuel from resources like human waste? In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy’s

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

SEAT Delivers Largest Biomethane Vehicle Fleet in Switzerland

(NGV Journal/SPIE Switzerland)  The event marking the delivery to SPIE Switzerland Ltd of 30 SEAT Leon ST TGI models running on natural gas/biogas took place on October 17 at the Bern

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Zero Waste Scotland Report Shows 27 Million Tons of Waste and Residues Available for Biorefineries

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, a new report prepared by Ricardo Energy & Environment for Zero Waste Scotland found more than 27 million metric tons of available waste, by-products,

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Lincoln, Neb., Expects Major Savings by Turning Biogas into Vehicle Fuel

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  The City of Lincoln, Neb., has announced it is upgrading its technology to allow the biogas produced by wastewater treatment to be processed into vehicle fuel. According

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Using CO2 for Microalgae and Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Overview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MicroBio Engineering is a consulting and engineering firm specializing in the design and construction of algae ponds for wastewater reclamation, biofuel production, microalgae feeds and

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

UH Hilo Researchers Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Local Industries

(University of Hawaii)  … Shihwu Sung, professor of applied engineering at UH Hilo, is currently conducting research on converting waste into biodiesel energy. … Sung’s research is currently being conducted in the Renewable

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

UBC Researchers Take the ‘Stink’ out of Wastewater Treatment

(University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus/Biomass Magazine)  A foul smell and safety concerns can leave many residents turning their nose at the idea of a wastewater treatment plant in their neighborhood.

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

WSU, PNNL Convert Biofuel Waste into Commodity, Now Targeting Sewage Sludge

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to High Productivity, Flexible Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we’ve been looking at major advances in crops and feedstocks and algae is very much in the mix in that respect – the sustainable

October 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: Biogas—Converting Waste to Energy

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The United States produces more than 70 million tons of organic waste each year. While source reduction and feeding the hungry are necessary priorities for reducing

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute’s SEAS Harvest Marks Critical Milestone In Development Of Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

by Erica Solomon (Masdar Institute News)   Harvesting of the First Crop of Oil-Rich Plants Grown in the Desert Using Seawater Brings the UAE Closer to Fueling Aircraft with Locally-Produced Biofuel 

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Water Management in Biomass Processing

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel production is critical to success.   There is an increasing appreciation

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Wastewater Treatment System Runs on Algae

by  Julia Mericle (The Hawk Eye)  If Columbus Junction City Council approves the project, they could be first to install new technology in Iowa.  —  Columbus Junction could count itself

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Test a Microalgal Technology for Wastewater Treatment

(Phys.Org/ Lomonosov Moscow State University)  Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have proved that under Nordic conditions, wastewater could be treated with the help of

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Breaking New Ground

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A Georgia-based joint venture is combining enzymatic and resin technologies with advanced distillation to convert brown grease to low-sulfur biodiesel. The plan is to prove

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Indian Scientists Turn Sugar Industry Waste Into Next-Gen Battery Material

(Sugar News)   Indian scientists have demonstrated that waste water from some of the dirtiest industrial processes can be turned into a carbon source for preparation of energy storage materials.

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Could Transform Microalgae into Bio-Based Chemicals to Increase Biofeedstock, Reduce Landfill Waste

(Phys.Org/Purdue University) Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

‘High Tech Farming’: Missoula Company Cleans Wastewater to Feed Algae for Biofuel, Fertilizer

by David Erickson (Missoulian)  …  Formed eight years ago, the company (Clearas Water Recovery) has developed a patented process to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from public wastewater

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Corporate/Academic Partnership to Convert Wastewater Algae

by Floyd Griffiths  (WesTech Engineering, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Utah State University’s Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) are jointly engaged in developing processes for more efficient harvesting

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

U of Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Pilot Promises to Turn Scum into pProfit

(University of Minnesota)  For University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers, scum is a word packed with profitable promise. College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) professor and Center for

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Downstream Recovery: Converting Fermentation Broth into Products

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  Advanced biotechnology has historically focused on fermentation as the key technology for development, with

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

ORNL: Bacterial Boost for Biobased Fuels

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Economic Value of RNG in California

by RNG Coalition (Biomass Magazine) A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Portland Votes ‘Yes’ On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

by Amelia Templeton  (OPB FM) For years, the sewage flushed away by Portland households has decomposed into methane gas captured by

April 21, 2017 Read Full Article

SabrTech to Launch Portable Algae-Growing System Soon

by Ola Wietecha (Undercurrent News)  Nova Scotia-based SabrTech — which spent years designing an easy-to-transport algae-growing system called RiverBox — is planning

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

From Wastewater to Sustainable Fuel

(SEAT)  Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource,

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Sewage Solve Our Energy Crisis?

by Len Calderone (AltEnergyMag.com)  Sewage-to-energy would cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Industry calculations show that if all biosolids

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Breakthroughs for Biofuel in Aviation and Transport Sectors

(Edie.net)  SEAT originally partnered with Spanish firm Aqualia to launch the SMART Green Gas project, aimed at creating 100% renewable

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Hydrothermal Processing Bench-Scale Technology Evaluation Project

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/WERF (Water Environment and Reuse Foundation))  This project was conducted in order to determine if hydrothermal processing (HTP) technology

March 7, 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

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

PHYCO2, MSU Make Wastewater Reusable through Pure Algae Growth

(PHYCO2/Biodiesel Magazine)  PHYCO2 LLC, an emerging algae production, waste water treatment and carbon dioxide sequestration company, announced the successful treatment of wastewater

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  On BDI-BioEnergy International’s 20-year anniversary, Biodiesel Magazine takes a look back at the company’s beginnings,

January 23, 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

Council Approves Funding for Biofuel Plan at Wastewater Treatment Facility — $1.3 Milllion OKed for Engineering

by  Elisa Raffa (Sioux Land Matters)  Sioux city is moving ahead with plans to sell a methane product similar to

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientific Research Work for Treatment of Water from Oil Field Production

by Youssef Boudlal (ZAWYA/Reuters)  The Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities and the Borj Cedria Technology Management Corporation Park (TBC) initiated

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

(Everglades Foundation)  The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

ADM Announces Project to Provide Renewable Natural Gas

(Archer Daniels Midland/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

MERCOSUL Award to Brazilian Student for Microalgae DC Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Angelo Paggi Matos, a doctoral student from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Brasília, Brazil, has

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Costa Ricans Seeking to Produce Biodiesel from Whey

(Revista Summa (Google Translation)) In order to generate an alternative and friendly fuel with the environment, a group of graduates biotechnologists

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A Prototype Microalgae-Based Produces Biofuel and Solar Energy in Ensenada

(Iresiduo (Google Translation)) Specialists of the Center for Research Science and Higher Education of Ensenada ( CICESE) develop a prototype version

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Awards Microvi Grant for Innovative Biogas Conversion Technology

(Microvi)  Microvi has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Kore Biomethane: $25.5mm for RNG

(Fleets & Fuels)  Wastewater Feed for Fuel for Near Zero Engine Vehicles  —  California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Algal Bloom in Korea presents both Crisis and Opportunity

by Oh Soo-young (Algae Industry Magazine/Arirang News)  Oh Soo-young reports for Arirang News in South Korea that, while algae are damaging

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

The SIAAP and SUEZ Introduce BioGNVAL, an Unprecedented Solution to Convert Wastewater into Liquid Biofuel

(SUEZ)  At the Valenton plant (Val-de-Marne), Belaïde Bedreddine, the President of the inter-departmental syndicate for the sanitation of the Paris

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

How Loyola Converts Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel That Fuels Their Buses

by Mark Schipper (DNA info)  Loyola University has the only college-level chemical manufacturing business in the country that is federally licensed

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Get Algae Biodiesel

by Felipe Sanchez (Conacyt (Google Translation))  The Department of Biotechnology of the School of Chemistry (FCQ) of the Autonomous University

August 3, 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

RIT Partners with Synergy Biogas on Algae Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural

June 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Of Sausage-Making, DC and Bioenergy Budgets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The signals coming out of Washington DC are so confusing, you might be wondering if

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

From Poo to Public Transit, Plan Would Make Gas from Treatment Plant

by Nancy Hicks (Lincoln Journal Star)  The city’s public works staff members have a picture they like to point to

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

This Mystery Was Solved: Scientists Say Chemicals from Fracking Wastewater Can Taint Fresh Water Nearby

by Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)  But a study by the U.S. Geological Survey appears to have answered a critical question

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Efficient Utilization of Volatile Waste Nutrients

by Everett Eustance, Joshua T. Wray, Shahrzad Badvipour and Milton R Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Resource Maximised Using DAF Treatment System

(Water Online)  Cheshire biofuel plant sources DAF wastewater treatment from WPL; DAF system captures more fats, oils and grease for recycling; Treatment

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Make Haste with Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hen you compare them to homogenized, uniform, high-yield, purpose-grown energy crops. residues may be

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Seismic Report Links Earthquakes to Fracking

by Adam Klasfeld (Courthouse News Service)  Officially linking a controversial natural gas-drilling method to earthquakes for the first time, the

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Market Study: Emerging Opportunities for Algae Biofuels to Supplement Fossil Fuels

(Biofuels International)  Emerging opportunities for algal biofuels, particularly in the Persian Gulf region, may propel the success of the industry,

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Charting New Future for Wastewater Treatment

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (Department of Energy)  … Unfortunately, the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card gives the wastewater infrastructure in

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Craft Breweries Bet on Sustainable Technology

by John Wiegand (MiBiz)  … The independent family-owned businesses also often take the long view on the investments, worrying less about

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Implementation of 1st Project of Extraction and Export of Bio-Ethanol

(Agence Tunis Afrique Presse)  A contract on the implementation of a project of cane cultivation to extract and export bio-ethanol

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Posts Presentations from Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop

The Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop was held March 18–19, 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Duckweed to Biofuel Plant to Set up in Sparta, Ga.

(Associated Press/Florida Times Union)  $4 million facility would convert duckweed in wastewate treatment ponds to fuel, officials say — WMAZ-TV reports

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Grants to 38 Student Teams for Innovative Sustainable Projects

(US Environmental Protection Agency/ForConstructionPros.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Rulemaking Aims to Update GHG Reporting Requirements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum

(Drexel NOW)  A blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute) …   In the summer of 2014, the USDA released the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap. The

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s

January 22, 2016 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

Greenbelt Resources Announces: POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract

(Greenbelt Resources/Business Wire)  POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States,

December 4, 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

Biogas Integration for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine)  As cellulosic ethanol production facilities have come online, anaerobic digesters have been colocated at the

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Startup in Focus — Israeli Startup Harnesses Algae to Treat Wastewater in Developing World

by Ruth Schuster and Noah Phillips (Haaretz.com)  Aquanos’ trick is to use algae to provide oxygen for the germs breaking down

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

(Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials/Biofuels Digest)  Camelina sativa; Carinata; Pongamia; Macauba palm tree; Gliricidia sepium; Starchy wastewater; Industrial waste gases; Seed

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Wastewater Treatment Facilities Turning to Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Uses

by Richard Lowrie (KROHNE/Biofuels Digest)  Many US wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are beginning to use anaerobic digesters to produce biogas

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgae Water Treatment Project in Mexico

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Faculty of Engineering (FI) of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), a Mexican public university based

October 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Levelland Helping to Transform Wastewater into Ethanol

by Wes Rapaport (Everything Lubbock)  But, it’s kind of a misnomer, because it does get treated. —  The City of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Launches Energy Island Project Using 100% Renewables

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, PlanetEnergy has launched its energy island project, producing 100% of household energy requirements

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater

September 24, 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

Watch This Space: Rivertop Renewables Begins Its Roll, Water Treatment Now, More Later

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Rivertop Renewables is proving that there’s a way to beat low-cost oil prices and do

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Become an Informed Consumer and Investor in a Truly Sustainable Renewable Transportation Future

by Joanne Ivancic* (Alberta Council of Technologies/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Myths and misunderstandings about biofuels abound.  You’ve heard them–food vs. fuel,

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Water Purification Technologies Being Developed by Noble Purification in Expanded Quarters in Former Trentway Bus Garage on River Rd.

by Joelle Kovach (Petersborough Examiner)  A local company that’s developing new technologies to purify water opened a new local facility

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Synthesizing Substrates: Biogas Facilities Taking in a Wide Variety of Mixed Organic Waste Have a Few Extra Steps Involved in Feedstock Prep.

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  At Bio-En Power’s Elmira, Ontario, biogas plant, it isn’t unusual for odd items including trailer

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgae-Based Carbon Capture Tech Developed

by Tang Chia-ling and Jake Chung (Taipei Times)  An inter-university research team has developed a microalgae-based carbon capture technology and

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Queensland Algae Technology Expands to Cane Industry

by Lara Webster (ABC Rural)  Water cleaning technology being trialled in the Queensland prawn industry is set to expand to the

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Alpena Biorefinery Takes a Sabbatical, as American Process Shifts Testing/Demo Ops to Georgia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, American Process has completed replication of its GreenPower+ cellulosic technology at its Thomaston,

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

OriginClear to Acquire Progressive Water Treatment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  OriginClear Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Biogas! The Big Cellulosic Fuel Breakthrough?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Already, biogas as a renewable fuel is accounting for 90% of all cellulosic RIN production

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

BioPower Operations Corporation’s Subsidiary Green3Power Wins Award to Build a $175 Million Renewable Energy Facility in St. Lucie County, Florida Using the G3P Gasification Technology

(BioPower Operations Corporation)  BioPower Operations Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) (“BioPower” or the “Company”) announced today (June 30, 2015) that its wholly-owned

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

How Bath Research Could Reduce Water Scarcity in Middle East

by Hanna Loraine  (University of Bath)  A Jordanian PhD student has come to Bath to investigate how our algae research

July 14, 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

Poplars’ Potential: Rathdrum Prairie Grove Part of Study on Cellulose-Based Biofuel

by Becky Kramer (The Spokesman-Review)  … A $40 million research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is studying poplars’ potential

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Research on Algae’s Sustainability

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable, Available, Reliable Affordable Bioeconomy Feedstocks: The Hottest Slides from ABFC 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the advanced bioeconomy, the question for some time has been “how do you fund

June 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Australia’s Dairy Problem, and Algae Solution

(Algae Industry Magazine)  There are around 4500 dairy farms in Victoria, Australia, according to Business Victoria. Together they produced about

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

PERC Takes Algal Wastewater Remediation to Next Level

by Dr V Sivasubramanian (Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre/Algae Industry Magazine)  Although removal of nutrients from wastewater by algae is well established

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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