Recent Biofuels

Boosting Biogasoline Production in Microbes

Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Combine Systems Biology with Genetic Engineering to Improve Production of Isopentenol in E.Coli In the on-going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean, green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified microbial genes that can improve […]

DTE Biomass dedicates renewable energy facility in N.C.

Republic Services landfill hosts 9.6-megawatt power plant DTE Biomass Energy today celebrated the completion of its 9.6-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead. DTE Biomass Energy last month started operating the facility at the landfill, which is owned and operated by Republic Services of North Carolina. Landfill gas at the […]

BlueFire Renewables Receives Unprecedented Export-Import Bank of China Letter Of Intent to Provide Debt Financing For a U.S. Bio-Energy Project

BlueFire’s Mississippi Fulton Project Paves the Way For Other U.S./China Renewable Energy Projects BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels, announced that it has received a Letter of Intent from The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up […]

Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces petroleum consumption […]

Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating […]

Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then converted into transportation fuels. The plant […]

Sunshine Gas Producers begins renewable energy production in California

DTE Biomass, Landfill Energy Systems partnership completes development of 20-MW power plant Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and EIF Renewable Energy Holdings through its subsidiary Landfill Energy Systems, has started generating electricity from landfill gas at its recently constructed renewable energy facility at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar. DTE […]

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. These products not only will help reduce carbon emissions, but also advance the department’s work to enable the production of clean, […]

BlueFire Renewables Signs Master EPC Contract with Subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation for Fulton, MS Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels announced that it has finalized and signed a new Master Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS. The contract is with the China International Water and […]

BlueFire Renewables Adds New Revenue Source to Fulton Facility

BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTCBB: BFRE.OB), a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm has integrated a synergistic wood pellet production plant to its facility in Fulton Mississippi. The reconfigured design will be a 9 million gallon per year ethanol plant integrated with a 400,000 ton per year wood pellet plant. The pellets will […]