Recent Biofuels

GE’s Landfill Gas Engine Technology Powers Waste-to-Energy Project in Latin America

Three of GE’s Jenbacher Gas Engines Expected to be Commissioned this Month at Estre Ambiental’s New Landfill in Brazil, with Commercial Operation Planned for May New Landfill to Reduce about 70,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Atmosphere GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that commissioning for three of its Jenbacher gas […]

Vertimass licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology

Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels. The ORNL technology offers a new pathway to biomass-derived renewable fuels that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and decrease U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil. “Vertimass is […]

Berkeley Lab Proposal for an Open Biofoundry Passes Crucial First Test

Picture an industrial-sized manufacturing plant in which workers are turning out a valuable chemical product, say a pharmaceutical drug, or an exotic material such as a truly biodegradable plastic, or a clean-burning carbon-neutral transportation fuel. Now picture that plant as being void of smokestacks venting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, or receptacles for the collecting […]

EECA congratulates Z Energy for Biodiesel Initiative

Z Energy is to be congratulated for its decision announced today to go ahead with a new biodiesel plant in Auckland, says Elizabeth Yeaman, Manager Government Relations and Strategy at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). “Z Energy is intending to make a very significant investment of $21 million in this plant, in order […]

Capstone Receives Orders From Taiwanese Distributor for Palm Oil Processing Plants

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received two orders totaling three megawatts (MW) to provide power to palm oil processing plants in Malaysia. Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Capstone’s distributor in Taiwan, secured the orders. The orders are the first phase of […]

Integrated Gasified Biomass Power Plant Will Use GE Gas Engine Technology to Help Bulgaria Achieve Greater Energy Independence

Karlovo Power Plant Will Turn Syngas Derived from Straw and Wood Wastes into Cleaner, More Reliable and Economic Electricity Couples GE’s Fuel-Friendlier, High-Efficiency Jenbacher Gas Engines with Biomass Gasifier from EQTEC Iberia Power from Renewable Domestic Organic Waste Will Help Wean Bulgaria from Imported Natural Gas To reduce Bulgaria’s heavy dependence on imported energy, a […]

Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green‑e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–Based Landfill Gas Projects

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Renewable Choice Energy, a retail carbon offset and renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has begun offering Green‑e® Climate certified carbon offsets. The offsets will be sourced from landfill gas projects registered with the Climate Action Reserve. These projects, which are based in Georgia, South Carolina, […]

Resistance is Not Futile: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Engineer Resistance to Ionic Liquids in Biofuel Microbes

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels. The ionic liquid resistance is based […]

On-Site Renewables and Green Gas set to bring Low Carbon Heating to UK Homes

April REA events to bring together key figures in the renewable home heating revolution 2014 is set to be a breakthrough year for renewable home heating in the UK. Energy Minister Greg Barker recently confirmed on Twitter that the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (d-RHI) is set to launch before Easter [1]. The d-RHI will, for […]

Aemetis, Inc. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Financial Results

Record quarterly gross profit, operating income and adjusted EBITDA Record annual gross profit, operating income and adjusted EBITDA $4.9 million of cash as of December 31, 2013 Paid more than $12.0 million of principal and interest on debt during 2013 and during the first quarter of 2014 Aemetis, Inc. (OTC.QB: AMTX), the largest producer of […]