Biofuel
Feb. 14, 2019 - In a bid to valorise waste in the dairy processing industry, AgriChemWhey is testing and proving the techno-economic viability of converting agriculture and agri-food waste into sustainable lactic acid through innovative technology at the first-of-a-kind bio-refinery in Ireland. 
Feb. 11, 2019 - A University of Saskatchewan research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion litres of annually produced wastewater (called thin stillage) at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable – a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer patients.
Jan. 28, 2019 – Gevo, Inc. announced today that it has joined with the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), certain airlines and other industry participants for the use and advancement of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), a low-carbon and sustainably produced alternative to conventional, petroleum jet fuel. Gevo has signed on to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a group of eight airlines and certain fuel producers to work cooperatively on expanding the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels at SFO. The consortium, initially formed in September 2018, is the first of its kind to include fuel suppliers, airlines, and airport agencies in a collaborative effort to accelerate the global transition to SAF.
Jan. 24, 2019 - Attis Industries Inc., a diversified innovation and technology holding company today announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Sunoco LP to acquire and operate its corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, N.Y. The plant will become the essential element of Attis’ expanding technology portfolio as it develops the site into the most comprehensive Green Tech campus for renewable fuels in the country.
Jan. 18, 2019 - World Energy, SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Bombardier Business Aircraft. As a part of the OEM’s environmental leadership and commitment to industry objectives to reducing emissions, the SAF was used for a flight on a Challenger 350 jet flying from Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Conn., to the Business Jets Fuel Green event at the Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Calif.
Jan. 15, 2019 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90 per cent compared to fossil fuels.
Dec. 17, 2018 - Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana, for the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel.
Dec. 14, 2018 – Anaergia Inc. is pleased to announce the start of construction at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF).
Dec. 12, 2018 – Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals.
Dec. 11, 2018 - Air travellers are increasingly interested in reducing the CO2 emissions of their flights. Finnair announced last summer that as of early 2019 it will start offering its customers a new service allowing customers to offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by funding emissions reduction projects or carbon sinks, or by supporting the use of biofuels.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Gevo Inc. and Renmatix today announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFTTM technology and alcohol to jet process.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Forge Hydrocarbons Corp. has received a $4 million USD investment from Lockheed Martin under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy. This investment enables Forge, a Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) company, to further the development of its Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology and to construct a first-of-its-kind commercial plant with a production capacity of approximately 19 million litres per year (ML/y).
Nov. 30, 2018 – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) welcomed the release of Ontario's Environment Plan "Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan," and its commitment to move to 15 per cent ethanol blend in gasoline as early as 2025. Ontario continues to lead the way in renewable fuels use and production in Canada. We applaud the Ford Government for its recognition that ethanol is both an environment solution and an economic growth engine.
Nov. 20, 2018 – According to Reuters, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to reset the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, which is set to expire in 2022.
Nov. 8, 2018 - Vancouver-based Quadron Cannatech Corporation has introduced its fully automated, touch screen control continuous flow Ethanol Extractor System, the BEAST.
Oct. 26, 2018 – The "Global Automotive Biofuels Market - by Type, Region - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Company Profiles, Industry Trends and Updates (2017-2023)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Oct. 25, 2018 - World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced a US$350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, Calif., facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane will reduce both refinery and fuel emissions while supporting more than 100 advanced, green economy jobs.
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.
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