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Jun 27, 2018
EPA proposes RFS volume requirements, industry responds
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 26, 2018
Gevo and Avfuel have entered into a long-term renewable jet fuel supply agreement. The new contract will see Gevo supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel. Avfuel is a global supplier of aviation fuel and services, servicing more than 3,000 locations worldwide. "We are pleased to have... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 20, 2018
Pioneering research has confirmed that a diverse mix of algal species in biofuel systems will significantly improve production. Scientists from the University of Michigan (UM) grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds to test the effects of biodiversity on biofuel production. According to... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 19, 2018
New research suggests the greenhouse gas emissions impact of rainforest deforestation for palm oil plantations could be worse than thought. For a study recently published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 13, 2018
Finland’s government has sold 5% of its stake in Neste, Reuters reports. The Government, described by Reuters as ‘centre-right’, sold the 5% stake in the oil refiner and biofuel company for €861 million. The Finnish state’s stake in Neste has now fallen to 44.7%. Opposition parties... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
BASF Enzymes and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement with the aim to ‘maximise value to customers in the ethanol market in the United States.’ In the collaboration, BASF’s enzyme portfolio will be used for applications in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
A series of engineered proteins could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels and other products including pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals, according to researchers. Kevin Solomon, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and colleagues have developed a series of engineered... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 11, 2018
LanzaTech and Shougang Group have announced the successful start-up of what they claim to be the world’s first commercial facility converting industrial emissions to sustainable ethanol. Carbon recycling company Lanzatech and Chinese iron and still producer Shougang created the facility in a joint venture. The facility is... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 5, 2018
Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have announced a long term strategic collaboration aimed at promoting and developing the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. In the agreement, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG will work to develop ‘long-term opportunities for low-carbon solutions.’ These efforts will, according to a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Preem and RenFuel, in collaboration with Rottneros, are constructing what they say is the world's first lignin plant for biofuels. The plant is to produce 25-30,000 tonnes of lignin each year and is expected to be completed by 2021. The pair is acting through their co-owned company, called... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Scientists use technique to automatically predict the amount of biofuel produced by microbes. Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel. Their computer algorithm starts with... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
A problem facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and compacts while moving through augers, forcing shutdowns for maintenance. A team led by Purdue... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 25, 2018
SCG Chemicals, an integrated petrochemical company in Thailand, has entered into a memorandum of understanding for research and development collaboration on the CAT-REAC Industrial Project with Chulalongkorn University and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), a state-sponsored fund that offers research grants and research management assistance. The... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 17, 2018
Fulcrum BioEnergy began site construction for phase 2 of its first waste-to-fuels project, the Sierra BioFuels Plant (Sierra), on 16 May. Sierra will be ‘the US' first’ commercial-scale plant converting a municipal solid waste feedstock that would otherwise be landfilled, into a low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 16, 2018
Struggles and triumphs of the biofuels industry were brought into sharp focus at the Platts 7th Annual Biofuels Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. With speakers from across the biofuels sector, the event at the Grand Hotel Kempinski covered the latest policy updates and struggles facing the industry. Pharoah Le... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 15, 2018
A group of companies including Global Bioenergies, Neste and TechnipFMC have been awarded the money by the European Commission to demonstrate technology that can convert softwood residues into isobutene derivatives for use in gasoline and jetfuel production. Global Bioenergies announced the start of the three-year project on... [Read More]