Recent Biofuels

Unlocking fermentation secrets opens the door to new biofuels

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development. “This work advances our fundamental understanding of the complex, system-level process of clostridial acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation,” explained Ting […]

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi’s technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to 1) alleviate ethanol toxicity on the cells which produce it, […]

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. Based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), researchers have identified the exact mechanism and structure of two key enzymes isolated from yeast moulds that together […]

Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are aimed at developing generator technologies that will improve efficiencies in residential […]

Leaving on a Biofueled Jet Plane

Researchers at Energy Biosciences Institute Develop Process for Drop-in Aviation Biofuel The problem is simple to understand. Molecules of carbon and other greenhouse gases absorb heat. The more greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, the warmer the atmosphere becomes, exacerbating global climate change. Solving the problem is not so simple, especially with regards to aviation […]

Capstone Expands Presence in European Renewable Energy Market with Biogas-fueled Microturbines

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade an established solid waste treatment center in Tampere, Finland. Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to […]

GE Launches First Waste-to-Energy Project with Aseagas in Philippines Province of Batangas

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Aseagas Corporation, which focuses on renewable energy solutions, has inked an agreement with GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) to power its first waste-to-electricity project in Lian in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The 8.8-megawatt (MW) facility, the first “greener” energy venture of Aboitiz, will be a biomass power plant running with […]

Aemetis Expands Biodiesel Sales to Truck Operators in Logistics 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 truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the […]

Aemetis Launches India Biodiesel Manufacturers Association (BEMA)

New Group Headed by Chairman of Aemetis International Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that Sanjeev Gupta, President of Aemetis International and Chairman of the Universal Biofuels subsidiary of Aemetis, has been appointed the Chairman and President of the newly-formed Biodiesel Manufacturers Association (BEMA) in India. The BEMA […]

Boost of Algae Output by More Than 20 Percent using SCHOTT Oval Glass Tubes

Heliae photobioreactors increase total daily algae growth rate and maximum culture density with SCHOTT North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors (PBRs) increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company. For the first time, […]