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  • Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels specific target to decarbonise transport sector

    Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) welcome the European Commission proposal for a review of the Renewable Energy Directive, which sets the legislative framework for the implementation of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy policy objectives. We believe that by recognizing the role of advanced biofuels as a fast track option for the decarbonisation of the EU transport sector, the ...

  • Advanced biofuels factsheet launched

    World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Advanced Biofuels’ – the seventh in the series of publications. This succeeds the release of the summary of oil price drop survey conducted by WBA to understand the effects of oil price drop on bioenergy industry. The WBA factsheet aims to ...

  • Sustainable corn production supports advanced biofuel feedstocks

    Researchers worldwide are trying to economically convert cellulosic biomass such as corn stover into 'cellulosic ethanol.' But Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that it might be more cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable to use corn stover for generating an energy-rich oil called bio-oil and for making biochar to enrich soils and sequester ...

  • BBA Advances Farmers Biofuel Initiative

    While farmers are continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber, the rising cost of fuel and power making most growers to explore opportunities to save energy. A variety of programs and technologies are available to reduce energy use for different components of agriculture. We at Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) have been engaged in finding a sustainable solution for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Biofuel Production Declines

    In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4 percent from the figure in 2011. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters, while biodiesel output rose fractionally, from 22.4 billion liters in 2011 to 22.5 billion liters in 2012. Biodiesel now accounts for over 20 percent of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • BIO Applauds DoD’s Announced Advanced Drop-In Biofuel Production Project

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today applauded the Department of Defense’s announced public-private partnership opportunity to support an integrated domestic advanced drop-in biofuel biorefinery. The funding opportunity is designed to share the cost of establishing one or more first-of-a-kind biorefineries and feedstock supply chains to ...

  • South Africa Accepting Proposals For Funding Of Advanced Biofuel Production

    On November 16, 2015, The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa called for submissions of Statements of Interest focusing on the demonstration of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuel production technologies. TIA manages the Biofuels Technology Demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Making biofuels production more sustainable

    International Environmental Organizations' Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, launched its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, ...

  • ZeaChem Signs Contract to Develop “Drop-In” Advanced Biofuels

    ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced that it has successfully completed contract negotiations to receive its portion of a $40 million grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) ...


    By ZeaChem Inc.

  • Environment Committee advocates promoting advanced biofuels

    Draft legal measures to cap traditional biofuel production and accelerate the switchover to a a new generation of products from other sources, such as seaweed and or certain types of waste, were approved by the Environment Committee on Thursday. These measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the growing use of farmland to produce biofuel crops. I welcome the Environment ...


    By European Commission

  • DSM and POET to make advanced biofuels a reality by 2013

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and POET, LLC, one of the world's largest ethanol producers, today announce a joint venture to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol, the next step in the development of biofuels, based on their proprietary and complementary technologies. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is scheduled to ...


    By DSM

  • USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil. "Producing advanced biofuel is a major component of the drive to take control of ...

  • A comprehensive round up of advanced biofuels in US

    In California, major announcements from Rentech, SG Biofuels and Bunge at Advanced Biofuels Markets in San Francisco. In contrast to the “five years away” and subsidy-driven discussions that framed advanced biofuels conversations just two years ago, CEOs are widely reporting that they expect their companies to reach commercial scale within 12-36 months, with costs in the $0.75 to ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Parliament supports Shift towards Advanced Biofuels

    A draft law to cap crop-derived biofuel production and accelerate the shift to alternative sources was voted by Parliament on Tuesday. It aims to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by the growing use of farm land for biofuel crops. "We succeeded in getting a very technical, technological and ideological file to go ahead", said lead MEP  ...


    By European Parliament

  • Register now for Advanced Biofuels Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

    Bio-methane? Methanol? Ethanol? Hydrogen? Bio-kerosene? From forests? From waste? From agricultural residues? For aviation? For maritime transports? For land transports? The alternative routes for advanced biofuels are numerous. A number of projects ...

  • NBB Calls for Stronger Biodiesel, Advanced Biofuel Volumes

    The EPA is significantly underestimating biodiesel’s capacity to deliver more Advanced Biofuel to U.S. consumers in the coming years, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said in public comments on a pending renewable fuels proposal. NBB called on the EPA to strengthen the biodiesel and overall Advanced Biofuel volumes under the proposal before it is finalized ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Advanced Biofuels, tool to combat climate change

    COP21 has just reached its midpoint and progress has been encouraging. However, concrete targets and policy measures are still to be agreed during the second half of the negotiations. Every region and nation needs to deliver in every sector, including transport. Here EU can take the lead and at the same time, increase its competitiveness. Today transport is responsible for around 25 % of the ...

  • Leading Advanced Biofuel Groups Meet at The White House

     Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Algal Biomass Organization(ABO).  The leaders' message emphasized the vital role the advanced biofuel industry ...

  • USDA announces support for producers of advanced biofuel

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making payments to support the production of advanced biofuel. USDA is making nearly $15.5 million in payments to 188 producers through the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O'Brien made the announcement on Vilsack's behalf in Omaha, Neb., at the ...

  • Energy department announces new advance in biofuel technology

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today congratulated a team of researchers at the Department's BioEnergy Science Center who have achieved yet another advance in the drive toward next generation biofuels: using bacteria to convert plant matter directly into isobutanol, which can be burned in regular car engines with a heat value higher than ethanol and similar to gasoline. This research is part of ...


    By US Department of Energy

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