Biofuels

Nov. 9, 2017 - Darling Ingredients Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation announced today that in anticipation of growing demand for renewable diesel due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and global low carbon markets, they will initiate an engineering and construction cost review to analyze an additional project growing annual production capacity to 550 million gallons at the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, LA.
Sept. 22, 2017 - Cargill announced Thursday plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually.
May 17, 2017 - Hamilton, Ont.-based BIOX is working to complete upgrades to its Sombra, Ont., biodiesel facility this year and looking to transition from an expansion focus to operating its assets and strengthening its balance sheet, the company CEO said in its second quarter report.
March 21, 2017 - Edmonton's Forge Hydrocarbons will begin construction of a $25-million biodiesel manufacturing plant at a BIOX Corporation site near Sombra, Ont., as early as this fall.
Feb. 21, 2017 - The Newfoundland and Labrador government has signed an agreement in principle to see a $185-million biofuel plant built in Botwood.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Renewable energy company BIOX, in a joint venture with World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), has completed the commissioning of its 90 million U.S. gallon (USG) nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Farmers in Australia will soon be growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel thanks to a new “farm to flight” deal between Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and Qantas Airlines.
Nov. 16, 2017 - After 10 years of research, U.S.-based Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) delivered solid results this fall. As in solid biofuels. By the ton.
Nov. 13, 2017 - The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is partnering with industry to develop a new technology that will enable long-haul trucks to use low-carbon fuel.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Ohio engineered fuel and waste-to-energy company Vexor Technology announced today its board of directors has appointed Mario Romero as Chief Executive Officer. Steve Berry will continue with Vexor as a board member, shareholder and in a senior leadership role focusing his efforts on business development and achieving our strategic mission of growth through additional Vexor Engineered Fuel facilities, as well as, developing additional outlets for the engineered fuel produced from our existing facilities.
Nov. 7, 2017 - Enerkem Inc. has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Oct. 16, 2017 - Qantas has announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the U.S. and Australia.
Aug. 3, 2017 - BC Bioenergy Network and Foresight are looking for participants to weigh in on a proposed RNG challenge that seeks to boost development of innovations in the sector.
July 12, 2017 - New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
June 30, 2017 - For the developers of a new anaerobic digestion project, it is crucial to understand the availability of feedstock and of the tip fees the project can charge. But it is challenging to develop data that enables for planning and decision making for early-stage projects with no on-the-ground feedback.
May 1, 2017 - Researchers in Guelph, Ont., an hour’s drive west of Toronto, are hoping to mine the money out of sewage with a new technology that maximizes anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants.
March 15, 2016 - G4 Insights has received $800,000 from the Canadian government to build an RNG demonstration plant in Edmonton.
March 13, 2017 - Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist Weltec Biopower in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Eat too much without exercising and you’ll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too.
May 5, 2017 - A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals.
Aug. 8, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants, Euphorbia lagascae from the Mediterranean and Centrapalus pauciflorus from Africa, as sources of vernolic acid, a naturally occurring epoxidized fatty acid that can directly substitute for the synthetic vernolic acid made from petroleum, soy or linseed oil.
February 3, 2016 - Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
November 8, 2013, Columbus, Ohio - Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts one ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 130 gallons of wet bio-oil per day.
October 24, 2013, Oklahoma City, Okla. – The U.S. Department of Energy is providing a $3 million grant to fund research on the development of a commercially-viable bio-oil.

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