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  • New techniques create butanol, a superior biofuel

    The fuel is butanol; it can be derived from lignocellulosic materials, which are plant biomass parts that range from woody stems and straw to agricultural residues, corn fiber and husks, all containing in large part cellulose and some lignin. Butanol is considered to be a better biofuel than ethanol because it's less corrosive and has a higher caloric value, giving it a higher energy value. Like ...

  • Bioethanol technology in Canada: the business case

    Because of Canada's increasing need for energy, and a desire to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, the Canadian biofuels industry could go through a radical transformation in the next few years. Bioethanol, the most widely used liquid biofuel, is expected to attract substantial investment in the coming years. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities in this and other ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • USDA and DOE partnership seeks to develop better plants for bioenergy

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research awards under a joint DOE-USDA program aimed at improving and accelerating genetic breeding programs to create plants better suited for bioenergy production. The US$8.9 million investment is part of the Obama Administration's broader effort to diversify the nation's energy portfolio and to accelerate the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuels Workshop, New LUC Emissions Research Discussed

    On September 14-15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a two-day workshop with lead experts on aviation biofuels exploring opportunities to increase competitiveness of alternative jet fuels. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop was organized in four parallel breakout ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

    Researchers of the University of Seville and IRNASE (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have verified in controlled trials the efficiency of Erica andevalensis, or heather from Andévalo -- an endemic shrub from the province of Huelva and the Portuguese area of the Alentejo -- in the recovery of soils contaminated with heavy ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

    Original story at MIT News Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in ...

  • Biorenewable chemicals: a review of technologies and feedstocks

    Growing demand for biorenewable chemicals could lead to conflicts with food production and unwanted environmental impacts. Against this context, this study investigated different types of feedstock and conversion technologies. The authors recommend use of only non-edible feedstock alongside green and carbon neutral conversion technologies, such as algal fermentation. Concerns over dependence on ...

  • Compostable plastics have a sweet ending

    Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College ...

  • 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 ...

  • Primus Green Energy Joins NEWBio Consortium as Industry Collaborator

    Primus Green Energy, a New Jersey alternative energy company based in Hillsborough, New Jersey, has signed on to the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) as an industry collaborator. The company will provide technical insight to the group as it develops perennial feedstock production systems and supply chains for biomass ...


    By 3BL Media

  • US biofuels industry could use municipal wastes

    The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a new report outlining how the Pacific Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources -- if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used. The report notes that it will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste - US study

    The US Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources - if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

  • US biomass industry should use municipal waste - new study

    The northwestern US can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources... if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

  • US energy department to invest up to $33.8m in renewable fuels

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner has announced that DOE will invest up to $33.8, over four years, (Fiscal Years 2008-2011) for four projects that will focus on developing improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material into sugars suitable for production of biofuels. Building on President Bush’s goal of making ...

  • 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

  • Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Underway in Iowa

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - POET Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, have signed a cooperative agreement for a commercial cellulosic ethanol project in Emmetsburg, Iowa that will produce ethanol from corn cobs. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from biomass with starches that are difficult to convert to fuel; sources including corn stover, grasses, wood ...

  • Frost & Sullivan lauds genencor for its innovative product line of enzymes that address key challenges in the biofuel industry

    Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • GreenField Ethanol announces the launch of G2Biochem

    GreenField Ethanol announced the launch of G2Biochem, a collaborative partnership that will acquire, validate and commercialize GreenField's innovative patented process technology. This technology will make next generation ethanol a commercial reality. G2Biochem is backed by major international partners and collaborators including Andritz and Novozymes. This innovative technology has ...


    By GreenField Ethanol Inc.

  • BESC, Mascoma develop Revolutionary Microbe for Biofuel Production

    Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.   The approach could provide a pathway to eventual expansion of biofuels production beyond the current output limited to ethanol derived from ...

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

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