Biofuel
Dec. 20, 2011, Aalto, FI - Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have patented a way to extract raw materials in wood biomass for transformation into chemicals and biofuel.
Dec. 16, 2011, Kinross, MI - Mascoma Corporation announced an agreement with Valero Energy Corporation to develop and operate a unique 20 million gallon per year commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility.
Dec 2, 1011, Kingston, ON - Costs for second-generation ethanol processing are unlikely to be competitive until 2020, according to a unique Queen’s University study.
Nov. 30, 2011 - A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative.
Nov 20, 2011, Ottawa - The Conference Board of Canada released a study late last week debunking several myths about the making and use of ethanol in Canada.
Nov. 17, 2011, Toronto, ON - CORE BioFuel Inc. announced that it has successfully tested the last step in its wood-to-gasoline process to produce high-octane, benzene-free, drop-in gasoline.
Nov 15, 2011 - In an article in the journal Angewandte Chemie, Esben Taarning and co-workers from the catalyst company Haldor Topsøe and the Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (Denmark) argue that the most efficient use of biomass is for the production of petrochemical alternatives, rather than energy.
Nov. 14, 2011 - The Kansas Alliance for BioRefining and BioEnergy (KABB) is working on decreasing costs for harvesting and transporting crop residues, for use in ethanol production.
Nov. 9, 2011, BC - Fuel made from wood could become a competitive commercial alternative to fuel made from corn by 2020 if the wood biofuel industry is supported, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Nov. 8, 2011, Chicago, IL - The first US commercial flight powered by algal-based biofuel successfully landed in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport yesterday afternoon.
Nov 7, 2011, Seattle, WA — Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by biofuel, starting this Wednesday.
Nov 1, 2011, Washington, DC - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels.
Oct 31, 2011 - University of Maine researchers have improved upon a centuries old process to convert cellulose directly to heating and transportation fuels. Is this the big break?
Oct 29, 2011 - A detailed opinion piece in the Weekly Standard tries to follow the US ethanol rabbit down the hole. Hang on - It is a wild ride.
Oct 21, 2011, Nipawin, SK - Nipawin Biomass Ethanol New Generation Co‐operative Ltd. (Nipawin Biomass) has signed a contract with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to help complete its first cellulosic ethanol plant.
Oct 15, 2011, Madison, PA - Coskata Inc., a developer of technology for producing advanced biofuels and biochemicals from wood biomass and waste materials, achieved two operating years at their cellulosic ethanol semi-commercial plant.
The recent recession was unfavourable for many companies, but the BioFuels Recycling Centre wasn’t one of them.
March 22, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. - Canada will invest nearly C$80 million to expand a Quebec ethanol plant, the government said on Tuesday, as it promotes the use of the grain-based fuel as a substitute to gasoline and creates jobs.
Jan. 7, 2010, Ottawa – The federal government has ordered a study into the environmental and health effects of ethanol and biodiesel production, reports the Canadian Press. | READ MORE
With all the talk about the development of second-generation biofuels like cellulosic ethanol, foresters and farmers may be wondering when they will be able to take advantage of this market by supplying biomass feedstocks.

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