Recent Biofuels

REA comment on new EU biofuel proposal

EU deal paves the way for biofuels policy certainty, but the next UK government must act quickly to restore investor confidence The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament have today endorsed the proposed compromise agreement on Indirect Land Use, bringing to an end a five-year debate on the indirect effects of certain biofuels. It […]

Energy Commission Approves Grants for Transportation, Energy Storage, Biogas and Efficiency Programs

Adopts Investment Plan Update for Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 projects today at its monthly business meeting, ranging from a plant that converts forest waste to electricity to a manufacturing line for all-electric public buses. The Energy […]

Aemetis Expands Biodiesel Sales to Travel Bus Operators in Tourism Industry in India

Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with travel bus operators who cater to the tourism industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity since the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers such as Aemetis to sell to customers directly. The India diesel […]

Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The MYPP sets forth the goals and structure of the Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, market transformation, and crosscutting activities the Office is planning to focus on over the next five years. In addition, the […]

Sustainable biofuels highlighted as key for future transport needs

Transport Energy Task Force determines importance of sustainable biofuels for future transport needs The Transport Energy Task Force has today highlighted the important role sustainable biofuels will play in meeting the UK’s future transport needs, in its concluding report. The report identified that there is a clear role for sustainable biofuels over the medium to […]

Aemetis Accelerates Biodiesel Sales Activity in India After Recent Deregulation of Diesel Market

Low Cost Market Leader Provides Significant Discount to Diesel without Subsidies Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that sales activity is accelerating in India after the Government of India deregulated sales by biodiesel producers into the diesel market in January 2015. India’s GDP is slated to grow more […]

BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. Her commentary details the promise of algae as a renewable energy source and describes how many BETO-funded research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects have resulted in significant technological advances […]

Energy Commission Approves Grants for Energy Storage, Biofuel, Efficiency and Transportation Programs

Adopts 2014 Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) annual report The California Energy Commission approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting today. Almost a dozen innovative projects – including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas – were funded […]

Feed-in Tariffs: use of glycerol as a feedstock in anaerobic digestion installations

A letter published today contains Ofgem’s position in respect of the use of glycerol in anaerobic digestion supported under the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Please find the letter here. This follows from a meeting organised last year by REA with Ofgem, at which a number of industry representatives discussed their concerns about glycerol in the FIT […]

Valuable Chemical Produced from Renewables Instead of Petroleum

Researchers at Lygos, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, achieved a critical breakthrough in the cleaner production of malonic acid, a valuable chemical used to manufacture many products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and specialty materials. More than a decade ago, a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy identified malonic acid as one of the […]