Biofuel
May 23, 2017 - Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis.
April 24, 2017 - Air Canada announced today its participation in the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project (CAAFCER), a research project led by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to test the environmental benefits of biofuel use on contrails.
April 19, 2017 - Enerkem Inc. has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation.
April 13, 2017 - A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.
April 11, 2017 - Enerkem Inc. announced today that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).
April 5, 2017 - Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas, on April 3. Butamax will now start the detailed engineering work to add bio-isobutanol capacity to the facility, while continuing to produce ethanol before and after adding this capacity.
April 3, 2017 - The European Commission is debating a report that calls for among other things the phase out of palm oil in biofuels by 2020 and the introduction of a single certification scheme for palm oil imported to the EU.
March 23, 2017 - Since 2012, a small algal bioreactor has been operating quietly at St Marys Cement plant in Ontario, absorbing small volumes of C02 and other emissions from cement production to grow microalgae. In 2016, the small pilot project graduated to a full demonstration facility that is capable of churning out up to 50 kilograms of dry microalgae each day, offsetting nearly 100 kilograms of C02 emissions daily.
March 20, 2017 - The global algae biofuel market is expected to reach USD 10.73 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting fossil fuel resources as well as rising awareness towards environment protection is expected to be the key factor for driving industry growth.
March 16, 2017 - Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 per cent, according to a study led by NASA.
March 2, 2017 - Iogen Corporation CEO, Brian Foody, was honoured today at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., with the 2017 Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy.
Feb. 22, 2017 - After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel.
Feb. 16, 2017 - TTcogen LLC has hired Walter Gray III to lead the development of biofuel-powered CHP projects as director of business development.
Feb. 14, 2017 - New biofuel technology is finally starting to push aside traditional biofuels like first-generation biodiesel. New facilities based on non-food feedstocks and producing novel fuels account for over half of new capacity deployment for the first time in the biofuel industry's history, according to Lux Research. However, overall output will grow at a slower pace to 67 billion gallons a year (BGY) in 2022, from 59 BGY in 2016.
Feb. 9, 2017 - Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Ga., will be using an Italian pyrolysis technology never before used in the U.S., Cox Enterprises has annouced. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.
Jan. 26, 2017 - A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fibre.
Jan. 12, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has published a report that assesses the potential of biofuel and bioproduct production from waste streams.
Jan. 10, 2017 - Enerkem Inc., a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has appointed Dominique Boies as executive vice-president and chief financial officer.
Jan. 4, 2016 - The Town of Botwood in Newfoundland is hoping a proposed sawmill and biofuel facility will help restart the local economy.
Jan. 4, 2017 - LanzaTech has received $4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility that will use industrial off gases to produce three million gallons per year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels.
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