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Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Feb. 9, 2016)

A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL's Tao Dong, Eric Knoshaug, Ryan ...

NREL Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Feb. 5, 2016)

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. ...

Anaerobic Digestion industry urges politicians to follow Parliament’s food waste practices

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jan. 18, 2016)

In response to a Parliamentary question last month, a representative for the House of Commons Commission, Tom Brake stated “All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to ...

POET increases production capacity by 25 million gallons

by POET, LLC  (Jan. 14, 2016)

Three POET biorefineries will expand ethanol production capacity by a combined total of 25 million gallons in 2016. POET Biorefining – Hanlontown (Iowa), POET Biorefining – Hudson (South Dakota) and POET Biorefining – Caro (Michigan) each filed separate expansion permits within their respective states and will soon be producing ...

Omnibus Spending Bill Signed Into Law Includes Extension of Biofuel Tax Credit

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 8, 2016)

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the omnibus spending bill, or Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, into law. The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes the retroactive extension of the $1 per gallon tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders through ...

Biobased Companies Included In LUX Research List Of Top Innovative Companies

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 8, 2016)

On December 21, 2015, LUX Research released a list of Top 10 Innovative Companies from 2015, chosen from 1,189 companies. Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) Member Elevance Renewable ...

Bionomic Gas Scrubbing Equipment Used To Clean Reformer Generated Syngas As Part Of Rentech-Clear Fuels Technology Inc. Biorefinery Demonstration Project

by Bionomic Industries Inc.  (Jan. 4, 2016)

Bionomic Industries, a worldwide leading manufacturer of cutting edge syngas purification technologies, has recently provided gas cleaning equipment as part of a 20 ton per day demonstration scale Rentech-Clear Fuels gasifier at the Rentech Technology Center (RETC) in Colorado. Integrated with Rentech's existing Product Demonstration Unit (PDU), ...

Bioprocess Control`s CEO Dr Jing Liu is part of podcast about using operational efficiency to solve current challenges

by Bioprocess Control AB  (Dec. 21, 2015)

A successful collaboration between the Organic Stream, Lund University and Bioprocess Control has resulted in a great episode with a detailed update on the current status and challenges facing the Anaerobic Digestion sector today. With industry experts Jing Liu and Mario Rosato, they discuss the need for a better understanding of the AD process to ...

Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology Moves Closer to Commercialization

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 16, 2015)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory published an article in Scientific Reports on its new method to directly convert biomass-derived ethanol to a hydrocarbon blendstock and is continuing work with Vertimass, LLC. to commercialize it. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Reducing Energy Use in Buildings, Integrating Bioenergy into the Classroom, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 30, 2015)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

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