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The 11 Top Biofuels Trends of 2011

Submitted by on December 28, 2011 – 2:41 pmNo Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There were IPOs a go-go, a big comeback from biodiesel. The global ethanol fleet has acquired new popularity amongst advanced biofuels developers looking for capital light steel in the ground. Meanwhile, gasification got hot. Seemed like every algae venture headed for Algstralia, and Brazil and the US Navy became everyone’s new best friends.

But it wasn’t all holly-jolly and ho-ho-ho. The long awaited biofuels shakeout began, with the are-they-with-us-or-are-they-not at Qteros, and the keel-over of Range Fuels. Who’s next, we wonder? Meanwhile, alcohol-to-jet fuel technology got hot, in part because oilseed-to-jet is so darn hard to find at scale.

1. The Rush for the Exit: Industry IPOs …

2. Biodiesel roars back with mandate, tax credits, B20 OKs…

3. Ethanol’s back, too, sort of, or is it that drop-ins have waned? …

4. Aviation biofuels begins take-off …

5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash! It’s a gas, gas, gas! …

One of the most exciting new technologies, syngas fermentation – described recently as the “third path for cellulosic ethanol” by Advanced Biofuels USA, is profiled here.

6. Algae heads for Algstralia …

7. Green-black technologies …

8. Consolidation and changing of the guard …

9. Everyone all aboard for Brazil. …

10. Alcohol to jet and other R&D pops in aviation biofuels …

11. Military matters. The Green Strike Group: the fuels, the force, the skinny …The US Government recently invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950, issuing a presidential finding the advanced biofuels were total to national security. The DPA authorizes the President and Congress to directly invest in the commercialization of vital defense technologies that would otherwise not reach (or too slowly reach) commercial-scale production at affordable prices.  READ MORE

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