Biofuel
Oct. 16, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the end to a restriction on the sale of high-ethanol blended gasoline in the summer.
Oct. 11, 2018 - Neste, the world’s leading renewable products producer, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers.
Oct. 5, 2018 — Carbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel powered a commercial flight for the first time on Oct. 2, 2018. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 ushered in a new era for low-carbon aviation that has been years in the making. Through a combination of chemistry, biotechnology, engineering and catalysis, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its industrial partner LanzaTech have shown the world that carbon can be recycled and used for commercial flight.
Sept. 25, 2018 - NewEnergyBlue is about six months away from breaking ground on a ground-breaking renewable fuel refinery. New Energy Spirit Biomass Refinery is forecast to turn 280,000 tons of North Dakota wheat straw into 16-million gallons a year of some of the lowest carbon auto fuel selling in California, the world’s fifth largest market.
Sept. 24, 2018 - Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue was due to depart Mobile on Sept. 20 with 15 per cent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks.
Sept. 14, 2018 - Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a Canadian agri-tech company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce aviation bio-jet fuel, will partner with United Airlines and World Energy on Agrisoma's second international commercial flight powered by bio-jet fuel made from Carinata seed oil. The nonstop San Francisco-to-Zurich flight on a Boeing 787 departs on Sept. 14 at 2:10 p.m. from San Francisco International Airport and arrives Sept. 15 at 10:10 a.m. at Zurich Airport (aka Kloten Airport).
Sept. 13, 2018 - As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand the use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions that lay the groundwork for the wider adoption of renewable fuels within the airline industry.
Aug. 28, 2018 - Researchers have found that seawater can replace freshwater to produce the sustainable fuel bioethanol, reducing the need to drain precious resources.
Aug. 9, 2018 - Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel.
July 31, 2018 - Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced another significant expansion of its membership. 
July 25, 2018 - The City of Toronto and Enbridge have announced plans to build the city's first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. The facility will produce biofuel, or RNG, by capturing and processing the biomethane released by the city's organic waste.
July 24, 2018 - Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research.
June 25, 2018 - Aries Clean Energy, a Nashville-area based company, is moving to a larger space in Franklin, Tenn., to accommodate its staffing requirements for the development of gasification projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases, minimize use of landfills, and lower waste transportation costs.
June 12, 2018 - Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. | READ MORE
May 28, 2018 - A new state-of-the-art facility is calling British Columbia home as Renewi Canada and the City of Surrey open North America’s first integrated closed-loop organic waste management system.
April 27, 2018 - Valmet and Fortum are developing a technology to produce advanced, high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The technology is seen as one of the most competitive and efficient ways of producing advanced lignocellulosic biofuels to meet European targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
April 24, 2018 - KnipBio, Inc. and ICM, Inc. announced on Tuesday that the companies have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) and strategic collaboration to create a commercial-scale fermentation process for KnipBio’s premium single cell protein (SCP) aquafeed, KnipBio Meal (KBM).
April 20, 2018 - Air Canada says it will save 160 tonnes of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport.
April 17, 2018 - A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose, a plant-based material, to biobutanol.
March 26, 2018 - Enerkem has succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint, the company announced during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans.
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