Biofuel
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.
Oct. 15, 2009, Madison, PA - Coskata, a developer of next-generation biofuels, has successfully started its semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, Pennsylvania.
Canada and the United States have implemented laws promoting the use of renewable fuels and have made considerable investments in helping the industry begin to grow. Still, with the worldwide economic crisis and consequent collapse of oil prices, renewable energy companies face daunting challenges in securing a share of the more than $400 billion transportation fuel market. Currently, the industry appears unable to meet the growth targets set in government policy.
In the race for successful commercial production of second-generation ethanol, Enerkem has chosen a radically different approach than most competitors.
Des Plaines, IL – Ottawa-based Ensyn and Honeywell’s UOP company have formed a joint venture to combine Ensyn’s thermal combustion and UOP’s refining technologies
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