Biofuel
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.
March 21, 2018 - Some 15 years ago, an emeritus university professor and PhD in chemical engineering together with his visionary and business-savvy son launched a cleantech start-up to develop what many thought was a crazy idea at the time.
March 19, 2018 - Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., an agricultural technology company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce biojet fuel for the aviation industry, has completed a $12 million investment round. In addition to new investor Desjardins Capital, the lead investor Cycle Capital Management and existing investors BDC Capital and Lune Rouge also participated in the round.
March 12, 2018 - A biofuel facility in Surrey, B.C., officially opened Friday in the Port Kells industrial area. The $68-million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America.
March 2, 2018 - TUI has welcomed the first ever 737 MAX delivery flight on bio jet fuel, an important part of TUI’s commitment to the future of sustainable aviation. The flight from the Boeing manufacture in Seattle to Stockholm was performed with 30 per cent blend biofuel. This was one of the most carbon-efficient flights ever accomplished by this aircraft type.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Unlike automobiles and other light transport vehicles, airplanes face technical, safety and infrastructure challenges for being powered by electricity derived from renewable sources such as wind and power, hydrogen or fuel cell technology and will need a more energy-dense renewable fuel (i.e. bio-jet fuel). Electric aircraft are, currently, very small and are powered by batteries or photovoltaic solar panels. However, the weight and duration of power are obstacles. Electric hybrid planes will likely be utilized before full electric airplanes. Decarbonizing the aviation sector via switching to more energy-dense biofuel could, however, play an important role in reducing atmospheric CO2 concentration across the country while transitioning to a future energy system.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Cincinnati-based plant sciences company Agragen, LLC, predicts that the recent surge in oil prices will soon permit biofuels derived camelina oil to be on parity with petroleum-derived fuels in costs.
Jan. 10, 2018 - Aries Clean Energy LLC, designer of the world’s largest downdraft gasification plant, today announced that it has issued approximately $21.4 million of new equity led by existing investors and received additional capital commitments from Spring Lane Capital of $25 million for equity in future gasification projects. Proceeds from the offering will be used to fund project development, retire debt and other general corporate purposes. Spring Lane Capital is a private equity firm focused on project finance investments for smaller-scale solutions in the energy, water, food and waste industries.
Jan. 3, 2018 - Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels and biomass into useful products including electricity without emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
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