Recent Biofuels

Bionic Liquids from Lignin

New Results from the Joint BioEnergy Institute Pave the Way for Closed Loop Biofuel Refineries While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon – bionic liquids. Researchers at the U.S. […]

Aemetis, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Paid down $13.6 million in debt (principal and interest) Quarterly adjusted EBITDA of $9.1 million Quarterly operating income of $7.8 million Net income of $2.7 million or $0.13 per share Revenues of $57.2 million Cash and cash equivalents of $4.8 million at June 30, 2014 Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals […]

Turning Methane into usable Liquid Fuel: Illinois Institute of Technology and Argonne to receive $2M for Hybrid Fuel Cells

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) were awarded $2 million over the course of two years to fund studies on hybrid fuel cells from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E, an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, was specially created […]

Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost […]

How Sweet It Is: New Tool for Characterizing Plant Sugar Transporters Developed at Joint BioEnergy Institute

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The JBEI researchers have developed an assay that […]

Aemetis Announces $3 Million CEC Grant Award

California Energy Commission to fund Low-Carbon Grain Sorghum Biofuels Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) today announced that the company received a $3 million matching grant award from the California Energy Commission (CEC) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). This award comes as a result of the Company’s “Low-Carbon Sorghum Ethanol Project” application to […]

BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP).The MYPP sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities the Office will focus on over the next five years and outlines why these activities are […]

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today 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 bio-based products. The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s broader effort to diversify […]

Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable carbon and hydrogen […]

REA welcomes Minister’s clarifications and reassurances on green gas policy changes

Letter to trade associations “takes the sting out” of biomethane consultation The REA welcomes reassurances from Energy Minister Greg Barker that DECC is not seeking to curtail the expansion of the UK’s fledgling green gas industry. The ‘RHI biomethane injection to grid tariff review’ (which closed to responses on 27th June) seeks to reduce the […]