biobutanol News

  • Proposed creation of biobutanol production technology venture between BP and Dupont approved

    he European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed creation of a joint venture between BP Biofuels North America LLC and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), also of the US. The joint venture would be active in the development and commercialisation of production technologies for biobutanol, a fuel component produced from biomass. The Commission concluded that ...

  • Retooled approach may make bio-based butanol more competitive with ethanol

    A modified method of producing biobutanol could make the fuel more competitive with ethanol as a clean-burning alternative to gasoline. According to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemical engineer Nasib Qureshi, biobutanol offers several advantages. It can be transported in existing pipelines, it's less corrosive, it can be mixed with gasoline or used alone in internal combustion engines, ...

  • Microvi Announces DOE Grant For Biocatalytic Technology Utilizing Waste Biogas

    On October 11, 2016, Microvi Biotechnologies Inc. (Microvi) announced that it had been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for work on new biocatalytic technology that converts the methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) found in biogas into valuable liquid ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Scots to take the high road to fuel cars

    Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, are patenting a process to produce biobutanol from whisky by-products. Biobutanol can be used directly in vehicles without engine modification, unlike ethanol. It is not volatile and does not attract water, so makes an attractive biofuel. The team at Napier Biofuel Research Centre focussed their efforts on pot ale, the liquid left over in copper ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mandelson welcomes world class advanced biofuel centre

    A cutting-edge technology development centre planned for Hull will help to grow the UK’s economy and enhance its reputation as a world-class centre for innovation and research, Lord Mandelson said during a visit to the region today. Energy industry giant BP and sustainable science solutions company DuPont have joined forces to form Kingston Research Ltd, which will focus on the ...


    By BP - British Petroleum

  • Worldwide Biofuels Production Infrastructure Will Attract $69 Billion in New Capital Investment from 2013 to 2023

    Worldwide Biofuels Production Infrastructure Will Attract $69 Billion in New Capital Investment from 2013 to 2023 Worldwide production of biofuels is expanding more slowly than expected, due to delays in the development of advanced biofuels, the boom in fossil fuels production in key markets such as the United States, and a decline in global biofuels investment in recent years. The next wave of ...

  • Microbes fuel energy debate

    Microbes may well be the answer to our global energy crisis. By fermenting biomass to produce biofuels, they offer a possible climate-friendly solution to the anticipated shortfall in fossil fuel supply. A review by Professor Arnold Demain from Drew University in New Jersey, USA, on how microbes could be used to salvage the energy crisis has just been published online Springer’s Journal of ...


    By Springer

  • 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

  • KmX Corporation to Pilot Its Membrane Aided Pathway to Biofuels and Green Chemicals in Sarnia, Ontario

    KmX Corporation, a private Cleantech Corporation is setting up a one-ton pilot plant in Sarnia, Ontario to demonstrate how its membrane aided pathways to biofuels (cellulosic ethanol and biobutanol) and green chemicals can reduce operational costs and complexity for any manufacturer of fermented chemical products. The pilot will show how KmX's hydrophobic and hydrophilic membranes can cost ...


    By Marketwire

  • Top 11 algae market trends for 2011

    1 Emerging Markets Growth US and EU-based algae producers and licensors of technology are increasingly looking to the Emerging Markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for faster economic growth, increasing market demand, and more supportive government and regulatory climates for accelerated commercial growth. This follows a key trend by Shell and BP investing $12 and $8 ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Research and Markets: Advanced Biofuels Market Guide

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cb2577/advanced_biofuels) has announced the addition of the "Advanced Biofuels Market Guide" report to their offering. With rising demand for energy ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Top 10 biofuels predictions for 2011

    10. USDA Loan Guarantees Well, this one is a little like shooting fish in a barrel, because we expect this to be announced almost immediately, and close by the first quarter. We expect up to four loan guarantees – USDA originally wanted six by January 1, 2011 – to close in the first quarter, before the US Congress can swipe the money away from the program. We expect to see a lot ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Biofuels executives increasingly bullish for industry growth in 2011

    Biofuels Digest reports that 80 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic both about their organization’s prospects for growth and industry growth, than 12 months ago, and that confidence about industry growth prospects has jumped 11 percentage points in the past quarter. The findings were among the highlights of the Winter 2010 Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey conducted by the ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • DuPont Chair & CEO: Science, Investment and Collaboration Can Deliver New Energy Solutions

    Innovative science, private sector investment and public-private collaboration are the foundation for harnessing new sources of energy, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told leaders today at the 2013 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit.  Speaking to over 2,700 leaders from the U.S. energy industry, government and academia, Kullman outlined how DuPont ...


  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Biofuels from Rice - 2013 Report

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hgvqn2/analyzing) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Biofuels from Rice" report to their offering. History has seen fuel innovations being driven majorly by ...


  • New Global Winners in Alternative Fuels Emerge As Capacity Grows to 54.1 Billion Gallons in 2015

    Capacity for alternative fuels such as ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel is at 44.6 billion gallons a year in 2011, but systemic hurdles will constrain their growth to under 5% annually through 2015. But pockets of promising growth still exist as variations in local policy, demand, and feedstock availability mean that new nations will arise as global ...


    By Lux Research

  • ReportsnReports - Global Biofuels Industry

    Global Biofuels Industry  Although biofuels are mainly used to replace or supplement the traditional petroleum-based transportation fuels, they can also be deployed to generate heat and electricity. Being an alternative to fossils, biofuels can be applied to existing vehicles with little or no engine ...


  • Is Algae the new green?

    Algae, one of the most abundant and easily cultured organisms on the planet, has a versatile range of uses in the environmental sector. From treating wastewater to providing bio-fuels, this simple organism may be the answer to several environmental problems. Algae are a large and diverse group of simple photosynthetic organisms with approximately 65,000 different species around the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California Governor Sets Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles got a power boost today as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order establishing the world's first greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels - the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Because greenhouse gas emissions 'pose a serious threat to the health of California's citizens and the ...

  • Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University Recognized as a Waters Center of Innovation

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed the Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida into its Centers of Innovation Program.  The Future Fuels Institute under its director, Dr. ...


    By Waters Corporation

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