May 21, 2015
UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, a new multi-stakeholder coalition,... [Read More]

May 21, 2015
Sweden-based Taurus Energy and Canadian yeast and bacteria specialist Lallemand have signed a collaboration agreement to develop, market, sell and distribute Taurus' Gen 2 XyloFerm yeast platform on the US market. 'It has been our goal from the beginning to market our yeast technology globally,' says Lars Welin, CEO, Taurus Energy. 'Partnering with Lallemand with its... [Read More]

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May 21, 2015
Ethanol producer Poet has selected Aras PLM Solution Suite to drive product development and engineering best practices, improve processes and product tracking, and improve visibility into product-related data throughout the enterprise and extended supply chain. Technology company Aras is a manufacturer of enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Poet will... [Read More]

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May 20, 2015
Gevo, a renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, has priced its underwritten public offering of common stock units. The company announced that it has agreed to sell 4,300,000 common stock units. Each common stock unit consists of one share of common stock and one-tenth of a Series C warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a public offering price... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Global Bioenergies and Audi announce that the first batch of renewable petrol has been produced. It will be presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference to be held in Pomacle on the 21 May. The first isobutene batch produced from renewable resources (here: corn-derived glucose) at Global Bioenergies' industrial pilot in Pomacle-Bazancourt, near Reims... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Aemetis, an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, has announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, was able to increase revenues by 6% to €827 million (previous year: €780 million) in the financial year 2014/15 (1 March 2014 - 28 February 2015). The main reason for the growth in revenues was the increase in bioethanol production. However, very low bioethanol prices which could not be offset by lower raw material prices put a strain... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Joule has announced the successful results from third-party testing of its ethanol fuel, setting the stage to obtain certification for commercial use. Initiated by AUDI, Joule's strategic partner in the automotive space, the test results confirm that Joule's ethanol meets the following standards in the US and Europe, respectively: - American Society for Testing and Materials... [Read More]

May 14, 2015
As of May, UPM's new wood-based BioVerno diesel fuel has been available at St1 and ABC service stations in Finland. The product, sold as a part of St1's Diesel Plus and ABC's Smart Diesel range, is a result of UPM's own innovation and is produced at the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, Finland. It uses crude tall oil, a residue of UPM's pulp making process, as a raw material.... [Read More]

May 14, 2015
BioEnergy International (BDI) has completed the expansion of a biofuel plant in Spain. Oils and animal fats with very high free fatty acid (FFA) content will be converted into second generation, standard compliant biodiesel. ecoMotion Biodiesel, part of the international Saria Group, commissioned BDI with the installation of a high free fatty acid (FFA) esterification... [Read More]

May 14, 2015
Biotechnology company Dyadic International has announced details regarding 2G Biopic, a new advanced biofuels project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. In the 2G Biopic project, Dyadic's subsidiary Dyadic Netherlands will work in collaboration with Compagnie Industrielle de Matière Végétale (CIMV) and five other industry... [Read More]

May 14, 2015
SJC Bioenergia, a joint venture between Cargill and Group USJ, has purchased technology from Fluid Quip Process Technologies (FQPT) to integrate corn ethanol production at its sugarcane ethanol facility located in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilise FQPT's SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery systems. The combined... [Read More]

May 8, 2015
Renmatix, a technology licensor for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic sugar, has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma 56,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility is dedicated to the first step in conversion to cellulosic sugar (from different types of biomass materials) utilising proprietary Plantrose process... [Read More]

May 8, 2015
Alaska Airlines is to purchase renewable jet fuel from Gevo and fly the first-ever commercial alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) flight, after the two companies signed a strategic alliance agreement. The demonstration flight is expected to occur after Gevo receives ASTM International certification for its fuel, sometime in mid to late 2015. Gevo has been working through the rigorous... [Read More]

May 8, 2015
Pacific Ethanol, a producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the western United States, has begun commercial production of corn oil at its Madera, California plant. The corn oil production process utilises Valicor's proprietary VFRAC corn oil recovery system. Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, says: 'We are pleased to be producing corn oil at... [Read More]