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Chemical Valley Positions Itself as the Home of the Country’s Emerging Bioeconomy

by Tim Lougheed (Chemical Institute of Canada)  …  Over the past decade, however, this neighbourhood has been evolving in response to emerging environmental and social priorities that promise to alter supply

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Valmet to Supply BioTrac System to Cellulosic Plant in Romania

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Valmet has announced it will supply its BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Clariant for use in its 500,000-ton-per-year (16.74 MMgy) sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biorefinery to Break Ground in North Dakota

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s Group Biotechnology — responsible for the Technology Platform Biotechnology — develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic and sustainable production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels. It focuses

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Plant Proposal Raising Concerns for Residents in Sumner County

by Tiffany Lane (KSNW)  Residents expressed concern Wednesday night over a proposal to build a biofuel plant in Sumner County. A Michigan company is hoping to build a plant near Belle Plaine that

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Proposed Biofuel Plant Worrying Neighbors

by Morgan Downing (KAKE) … VNA Corporation wants to build a biofuel plant north of Wellington.  The company plans on harvesting natural gas from wheat stalk. It says it will be new source

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

In a First, Indian Oil Corporation to Channel Refinery Waste Gas for Ethanol Production

(Outlook India)  In a first-of-its-kind venture in the world, Indian Oil Corporation is planning to utilise off-gases (waste gas) from various processing units of its refineries for production of ethanol. The move will reduce

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Canada ❤ Bioneers: BioIndustrial Innovation Canada & Ontario Bust Another Move in the Bioeconomy with Comet Biorefining Invest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ontario is investing up to $8 million in Comet Biorefining’s $79.8 million bio-based ingredient project through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

One Commercial, Two Commercial, Three Commercial, Four: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Grants Permission to Bajaj, TVS to Make Bio-Ethanol Vehicles Using Rice and Wheat Straw

(News 18)  Gadkari suggested that institutions engaged in agricultural research take up topics such as biofuel to reduce dependency on oil imports.  —  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that his ministry has

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Computer Model Offers New Insights into Biofuel Emission Numbers

by Angelica Bottaro  (Engineering.com)  A new sophisticated computer model to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from biorefineries has been developed to ensure that the total carbon footprint of these biofuels is being

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Genetically Engineered Fungus Now Squeezes out More Biofuel from Farm Waste

T V Jayannew (The Hindu Business Line)  India’s efforts to enhance biofuel production may get a boost from a work being done at a research laboratory in New Delhi. Researchers at

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

100% Ethanol-Run Bikes to Be Launched this Month: Nitin Gadkari

by Swaraj Baggonkar (Money Control)  The ministry of road transport and highways is urging automotive companies to introduce flex engines that can run with ethanol content as high as 100 percent.

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Estimation of a 69 % Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Emissions for Fully Renewable ETBE Compared to Fossil Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) has entrusted EVEA, a company specialized in calculation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with a study focused on the products to be manufactured in

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Eco-Friendly Method Can Turn Raw Biomass into High Value Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals

(IANS/Indian Express)  An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel R&D for Ethanol, Green Chemical from Crop Waste

by Mike Foley (The Land)  A new fuel technology to convert harvested crops and other plant waste into biofuel and green chemical products is being developed with $11.9 million in funding

December 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Now Deploying at Commercial Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Using Math to Boost Wheat Straw Use for Ethanol

(Associated Press/U.S. News and World Report)  Researchers in Kansas and China are using mathematical modeling to improve the process of converting wheat straw into pellets for the production of ethanol.  Wheat straw,

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The Dismal Prospect of Advanced Biofuels in the EU

by Zoltán Szabó (EurActiv)  Advanced biofuels are proposed as the fuels of the future to replace oil, but the EU regulatory environment is fuzzy and uncertain to lure investors and some questionable

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

VTT to Develop Enzymes Found in Wildfire-Prone Areas

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an exciting prospect for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Clariant Eyes Expansion into China’s Growing Biofuel Market

(Xinhua Net)   As China encourages the use of renewable energy for sustainable growth, it is creating a huge biofuel market that Swiss specialty chemical company Clariant does not want to miss

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Clariant to Build Flagship Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania: 8-Figure Sales Potential Envisioned

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology.

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Trashy Sources Advances

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Firms turn to garbage and wheat straw to make the fuel alcohol  —  Residents of Edmonton, Alberta, will soon be able to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?

by Bharat Jhunjhunwala (The Free Press Journal)  Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery plant in Pune that will produce fuel oil from rice

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Lignin Waste Modified for Industrial Bio-Oil Use

(Phys.Org/University of Borås)  Lignin, a waste product in biomass and ethanol production, now finds new value as bio-oil in new products. At the University of Borås, Sweden, a team of

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Service Providers Partner to Build Ethanol Plants in India

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. ICT will provide its

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op Offers Farmers a Sweet Deal

by Travis Poland (Lambton Shield)  Farmers can earn more money without doing more work  —  A new technology will allow local farmers to get more cash out of their cash

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Praj Celebrates Inauguration of Second-Generation Ethanol Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 7, Praj Industries Ltd. unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India,

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Praj Commences 2G Smart Bio-Refinery

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  Praj Industries, the global process solutions company, today said it has commenced its first integrated second generation technology (2G) smart bio-refinery to produce ethanol from

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different

April 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Government to Formulate Policies on Ethanol, Methanol to Bring Down Crude Import Bill: Nitin Gadkari

(PTI/The Financial Express)  The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

All City Buses Will Run on Biofuel: Nitin Gadkari

by Anjaya Anparthi (Times of India)  While launching nation’s first ethanol-run Green bus service, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari promised Nagpur will be the first city to

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Hi-Performance Tech Package: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

December 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Scaling up Industrial Biotech: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Financing the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Building a low carbon, bio-based economy through sustainable innovation means scaling up technologies.  And that means financing for scale. The opportunity is massive. As the OECD

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015. It is located in the facility owned

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New Pathways for Stover

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Produce Isobutene from Wheat Straw

(Global Bioenergies/Biomass Magazine)  Global Bioenergies and Clariant are proud to announce the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This success is

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Low Cost Cellulosic Sugars, Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrosep

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst all the discussion this week of deal-making in cellulosic and sugar-based fuels — the likes of Tesoro-Virent and Lufthansa-Gevo — we were intrigued by this

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

India Will Soon Be Zero Petroleum Import Country: Gadkari

(CNBC MoneyControl)  Despite low prices globally, India at present is incurring a massive Rs 4.5 lakh crore on crude imports which was earlier Rs 7.5 lakh crore, Gadkari said addressing

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Kansas Cellulosic Plant to Sell

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Draws Wide Interest — … Mark Fisler, managing director of Los Angeles-based Ocean Park Advisers, the company hired by Abengoa

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Praj to Be the First Indian Technology Provider to Launch Green Fund for 2G Ethanol Projects

(Praj/PR Newswire)   First Indian Technology Company to Partner in 2G Ethanol Projects Through Green Fund; To Facilitate ‘Farmer Centric Biomass Supply Model’;  To Provide Build, Operate & Maintain (BOM) Package for

August 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Working the Calculator: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Choosing a Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What color is your parachute?” went the title of a best-selling book from the 80s on job hunting. The concept applies equally to biomass feedstock

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers Set to Benefit from Green Partnership

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biodiesel producers will benefit from a green partnership between Ireland-based industrial enzyme firm Monaghan Biosciences and Australia-based biochemicals specialist Leaf Resources, as Leaf Resources continues

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Developers Plan Crop Waste Ethanol Plant in North Dakota

(Associated Press/The Washington Times)  A group of developers is planning to make ethanol from the stalks and leaves of North Dakota wheat straw and corn plants. New Energy Investors is

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful,

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to deliberate on the production of second generation of ethanol. The

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers,

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet, BioAmber in Big Cellulosic Sugar Partnership: Biobased’s Hot Babes Hook Up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Spiritwood

by Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun) Plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative Collaborating with Comet Biorefining to Develop Agricultural Biomass Supply Chain

(Comet Biorefining)  Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, an Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

AVA-CO2’s Move to Replace Formaldehyde Shows the Endurin’ Allure in Furans

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In June 2014 the 6th adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the CLP (Classification,

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet Biorefining Picks up $10.9M SDTC Grant for Low-Cost, Non-Food, Bio-Based Sugars Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded Comet Biorefining a CA$10.9 million grant for the

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus,

March 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Raizen Has Lowest Price as Cellulosic Ethanol Hinges on Feedstock Cost

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Of the Six Existing Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Facilities, Raizen’s Projected Price of $2.17 per Gallon Is Lowest, as

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet Biorefining to Build Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario

(Comet Biorefining/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Comet Biorefining Inc. has announced the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet to Build 30K Ton Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Comet Biorefining announced at ABLC 2016 the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar

February 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Chempolis’ Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Heads for Commercial-Scale in India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing.  —  In

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Optimistic about Corn Stalk Sugar Mill Plans

(The Observer)  A group of Southwestern Ontario farmers are one step closer to building a sugar mill for corn stalks

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Sunliquid Is Awarded the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

(Clariant)  Sunliquid prevailed against 14 competitors in the category Process Innovations; Cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology is groundbreaking for climate

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Purdue Engineer Receives Top Award from Obama

(Purdue University) Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Chempolis, Avantha Partner to Offer Cellulosic Technology

(Chempolis, Ltd.)  Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has entered into partnership with Avantha Group’s research wing Avantha Centre

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed, Pacific Ag is

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Punjab to Become Bio-Refinery Leader in Next Two Years

(Punjab News Express)  The Progressive Punjab Investor Summit 2015 today culmination of yearlong efforts by Bikram Singh Majithia, Renewable Energy

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Building Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Portfolios

by Rajdeep Golecha (Biomass Magazine)  The amount of risk in supply variation a biorefinery is willing to accept will depend

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Warns That Climate Change May Disrupt Growth of Biomass Feedstocks

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 9, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report about the threats posed

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Clariant Sees Biofuels Boost from VW Diesel Affair: Paper

by Michael Shields (Reuters)  Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant expects biofuels to get a boost from the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s

October 13, 2015 Read Full Article

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Feedstocks of the Future

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Commercial-scale production and harvest of several annual and perennial biomass feedstocks is under way,

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Bringing in the Biomass for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A multitude of questions surround the challenge of bringing in the mountains of

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE and Tyton Forge Partnership to Commercialize Unique Solutions in the Green Chemicals Sector

(Globe Newswire/Benzinga)  A technological and commercial partnership between Deinove and Tyton BioEnergy Systems, the leader in tobacco technology for green

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

An Integrated Approach to Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Latvian Scientists Make Bioethanol and Furfural from Straw

by Olga Pavuk  (The Baltic Course)  Production of bioethanol is an alternative energy source of utmost importance in replacing ordinary

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE Reaches the Third Milestone of the DEINOL Program and Receives € 1.2 m from Bpifrance

(DEINOVE)  DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals using

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Crews Harvest Crop Residue for Biomass

by Amy Bickel (Kansas Agland/The Garden City Telegram)  The wheat field here is shaved down to a schoolboy’s haircut, but Courtney

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Research and Commercial Development in Denmark

(Task 39 Newsletter)  General introduction – A fossil free energy supply by 2050  —  In 2012, the Danish parliament decided

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels: What’s Happened and Where Are We Going?

by Scott Chabina (Fierce Energy)  The transformation of Gen 1.0 to 1.5 and the reality of Gen 2.0.  Advanced, commercially

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Risk and Reward for Boardman Biomass Proposal

by George Plaven (Capital Press)  One possible biomass fuel for the coal plant is giant cane, known as Arundo donax,

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

PureVision to Scale up Biorefining Technology at ZeaChem Site

(PureVision Technology Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  PureVision Technology Inc., a Colorado-based biorefinery developer, recently announced that it will scale up its

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Heads for Demo Scale: A Magic Path to Isobutane in Sight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant,

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

BPI Announces Startup of Pilot Plant Featuring LTSD Technology

(Bio-Process Innovation Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bio-Process Innovation Inc. has announced the completion of the construction of its 1-ton pilot plant

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Cellulosoic Biofuels Odyssey: Crossing the Finish Line

by Greg Breining (Bioenergy Connection) When Bioenergy Connection first covered the progress to commercial cellulosic ethanol in 2011, a dozen biofuel

February 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels —

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

PacificAg Can Save Ethanol Plants Time & Money

by Talia Bang (Ag NewsWire)  PacificAg, the country’s largest and most experienced biomass harvest company in the country, can help

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

The DOE’s Shifting Worldview for Biofuels Deployment, Now through 2030

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Industry Frets over Washington Green Fuels Study

by Don Jenkins (Capitol Press)  A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions. Midwest

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel

by Emil Venere (Purdue News)  Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method

November 13, 2014 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Receives Unprecedented Export-Import Bank of China Letter of Intent to Provide Debt Financing for a U.S. Bio-Energy Project

(Globe Newswire/BlueFire Renewables)  BlueFire’s Mississippi Fulton Project Paves the Way for Other U.S./China Renewable Energy Projects BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC:BFRE),

October 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant

(Abengoa/GlobeNewswire)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Demonstration Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Germany: The Complete Facility, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. …

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosics and the EU: Chasing Higher Rates, Yields, and More Value from Lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The cellulosic scene in the EU is lively and well — greatly cheered by news

September 26, 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

New Analysis Finds that 10 States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural Byproducts for Low-Carbon Fuel and Electricity

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food supplies U.S.

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Neol Biosolutions to Scale up Microbioil-2.0 Process at CB2G

(Neol Biosolutions/Biomass Magazine)  Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

UK Researchers Aim to Convert Oilseed Straw into Biofuels

(Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.” In

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

GeoSynFuels Purchases, Retrofits Idle Demonstration Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Golden, Colo.-based GeoSynFuels LLC has acquired the cellulosic demonstration facility formerly owned and operated by

April 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Dual Turning Point for Biofuels

by Clifford Krauss (The New York Times)  … But even as Abengoa and other companies prepare to produce significant amounts of

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Dually Renewable

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  … Not only is Abengoa Biomass Energy LLC forging the path to commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol, it

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

European Fleet Test for Biofuels Kicks Off

(Biofuels International)   A partnership between Clariant, Haltermann and car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is to road test biofuels in Germany.  Haltermann takes

February 6, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

DSM, DONG Energy Report Improved Cellulosic Ethanol Yield

(Royal DSM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal DSM, together with DONG Energy, announced it has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

The Password Is….Bagasse: Raizen, Iogen Get Going on Cellulosic Ethanol at Industrial Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Brazil, Raizen has started construction on a 10 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol

December 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

India-Finland Ink Clean Technology Pact to Produce Ethanol

(Business Standard)  In a first of its kind initiative to promote use of clean technologies, India and Finland today signed

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Cellulosic Biofuels Plant Opens: Beta Renewables, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beta Renewables plant in Crescentino, Italy to produce 75 million liters of cellulosic ethanol per

October 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Clariant Certifies Cellulosic Ethanol Plant under European Directives

(Clariant)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid®

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Moves to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol March Ahead

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News)  Soon after hearing about Big Oil’s numerous challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard, attendees

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels on the Verge

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) A photo tour of the biofuels industry The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it expects only 6

August 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Rochester Institute of Technology Students Learn About Sweetwater’s Plant-Sugar Mixture for Production of Biofuels

(AZOCleanTech)  A collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Sweetwater Energy Inc. will

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Routes to the Summit: 3 Keys to First Commercial Advanced Biofuels, and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It’s become an cliché of late that “financing is tough” and that “the US is

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there

June 21, 2013 Read Full Article

BIO World Congress Cellulosic Ethanol Panel: The Latest on Commercialization Progress

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  One of the morning sessions at the Tenth Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial

June 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Clariant Demonstrates Sunliquid Process with Stover, Bagasse

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not quite a year after opening a demonstration facility, Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant

June 6, 2013 Read Full Article

How Farm Waste May Make Biofuels Matter Again

by Javier E. David (CNBC) Imagine a world where leftover corn, wheat and wood chips can be used to power your

May 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels to Retrofit Moses Lake Plant for Cellulosic

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Corp. has bought a legacy 7 MMgy ethanol plant in Moses

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050; Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Strong Government Policies Will Be Needed

(National Academies of Science)  A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to

March 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Who’s Ahead Now in Enzymes? Codexis Launches Next-Gen CodeXyme4

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Compared to prior generations, CodeXyme 4 and CodeXyme 4X significantly reduce the cost of cellulosic

March 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Beta Renewables Sees 2015 as Boom Year for Cellulosic Biofuels

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  * U.S. cellulosic biofuel goals not reached * Beta sees industry stepping up output by 2015

March 5, 2013 Read Full Article

If Polluters Pay, Will Renewables Rise?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changes in EU policy and the financing of advanced biofuels have led to a revival

February 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Portland General Electric Tests Biofuel Options to Replace Coal at Boardman Plant

(AP/Oregon Live)  Portland General Electric is in its second year of testing the giant cane known as Arundo donax as

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

US Company in Refinery Search

by Peter Hemphill (Grain & Hay WeeklyTimes) An American biofuels company is looking to build a refinery in Australia to produce

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

New Technology to Produce Ethanol from Sago

(The Star)  A Japanese technology, which is still in its pilot stage, may be used on sago to produce ethanol.

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Denmark Sets High Goals for Renewables

by Roger Moore (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Leifmark LLC)  …If you’re Denmark, and practically surrounded by the North Sea, global warming and

October 30, 2012 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Completes Construction of Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

(ZeaChem)  ZeaChem Inc., developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, today announced that it has completed construction of its 250,000 gallons per year

October 30, 2012 Read Full Article

The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Deployment of next-gen bagasse-to-biofuels technologies could expand ethanol production in Brazil, India by 35 percent

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Incitor and the Birth of a New Low-Cost Fuel Molecule

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new drop-in, low-cost, high-octane fuel molecule? How does that work, and why, and when?

October 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Tranquility Base Here. The Crescentino project has landed.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Once described as a “moon shot”, Beta Renewables’ commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol project hovers just over

September 18, 2012 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Novozymes, Terranol Partner on Yeast to Boost Biofuels Industry

by Sally Bakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Novozymes A/S (NZYMB) agreement to market Terranol A/S’s yeast technology as the world’s biggest maker of

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

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