Feedstock

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

BY Ron KotrbaA demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Swiss firm MBP Group earns RSB sustainability certification

BY Ron KotrbaSwitzerland-based waste fats and oils collection company MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

BY James Hataway, University of Georgia An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of canola (Brassica napus) in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Tobacco-to-biojet partnership announced

BY Ron KotrbaBoeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG are collaborating to produce biojet fuel from a hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

BY Ron KotrbaAbatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Kan. ethanol plant to co-locate renewable diesel facility on-site

BY Ron KotrbaEast Kansas Agri-Energy plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., using distillers corn oil and other feedstocks, the company announced late July. WB Services is the technology provider on the project. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

RAE, ABB collaborate to build integrated algal production systems

BY Ron KotrbaPower and automation technology group ABB is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy for commercialization of integrated algal production systems to produce algae-based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition and renewable fuels markets. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Report helps guide major fuel buyers to sustainable biofuels

BY Natural Resources Defense Council Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major environmental degradation. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

US DOE, USDA award $12.6M for feedstock improvement projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE and USDA announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. READ MORE