Biofuel
March 4, 2014, Orlando, FL - The National Ethanol Conference shared news of advances in next-generation or cellulosic biofuels, with executives from major suppliers and innovators providing technology and commercialization updates.
February 25, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – The City of Surrey has shortlisted three teams to move forward on its plan for a biofuel processing facility.
February 12, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. – A Canadian Senator has made a public statement in session to show support for the country’s biodiesel sector.
February 3, 2014, Davis, Calif. - Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes.
January 24, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - Iogen Corporation announced it has developed and patented a new method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations.
January 21, 2014, Evry, France - Global Bioenergies announces the signature of a collaboration with the German car-manufacturer Audi on the development of isobutene-derived isooctane, a high performance biofuel for gasoline engines.
January 18, 2014, Washington - A new study comparing greenhouse gas emission reductions of corn ethanol and those of crude oil production and fracking found that corn ethanol's carbon intensity is declining while the carbon intensity of petroleum is increasing.
January 8, 2014, Raleigh, N.C. - Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production.
December 30, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is targeting Lambton County as a potential location for a new biofuel operation in the province.
December 16, 2013, Colwich, Kan. – ICM has announced that IGPC Ethanol Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent to be the First Canadian Adopter of ICM’s Generation 1.5TM technology. As a result, IGPC will be able to produce corn fiber cellulosic ethanol.
December 3, 2013, Montreal, Que. - Enerkem announced that commissioning is gradually beginning at its full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton. The update was shared by Enerkem's CEO at the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit currently being held in Montreal, Canada.
November 29, 2013, Ottawa, Ont. – Iogen Corporation announced that Brazilian ethanol giant Raízen Energia Participacoes S/A, has started construction of a commercial biomass-to-ethanol facility using Iogen Energy`s (a joint venture between Raízen and Iogen Corporation) advanced cellulosic biofuel technology.
November 27, 2013, Richland, Wash. – Scientists have charted a significant signaling network in a tiny organism that's big in the world of biofuels research. The findings about how a remarkably fast-growing organism conducts its metabolic business bolster scientists' ability to create biofuels using the hardy microbe Synechococcus, which turns sunlight into useful energy.
November 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. – With several commercial-scale plants set to come online in the next 12-18 months, cellulosic ethanol may soon become a critical player in the biofuel market in the U.S.
November 7, 2013, Boston, Mass. – A study released by RISI suggests that the growth of the advanced biofuels industry in North America and Europe could pose a threat to the pulp and paper industry.
October 23, 2013, Leipzig, Germany - Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilized as a biomass residue and waste material.
October 9, 2013, Crescentino, Italy - Beta Renewables and Novozymes have partnered in the development of an advanced biofuel plant in northern Italy that will produce to 75 million liters of cellulosic ethanol annually from agricultural waste.
October 8, 2013, Gatineau, QC - Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) president Scott Thurlow did not disappoint at CanBio's AGM held today and tomorrow just over the river from Ottawa.
September 27, 2013, Varennes, Que. (CNW) - Enerkem and GreenField to build and operate a cellulosic ethanol facility integrated with GreenField's existing ethanol plant in Varennes, Quebec.
September 10, 2013, Strasbourg, France - A pending vote tomorrow by the European Union that would see the use of biofuel in transport fuels reduced could be delayed according to a report from the European Voice.

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