Recent Biofuels

Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production

Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable the microbes to efficiently ferment cellulose and […]

Department of Agriculture and Energy Department Announce Up to $8.7 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative

The U.S. Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products. The projects funded through BRDI—a joint […]

Non-domestic RHI degression announced

The biomethane tariff category was subject to a 10% degression last quarter (this included a 5% reduction due to the total trigger being hit). The growth trigger required for a subsequent degression for the quarter ending 31 January 2015 would be £2.7m (50% of anticipated increase) for a 5% reduction and £8m (150% of anticipated […]

NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, 2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers, is the first of its kind to provide publically available, open source documentation on the […]

Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently won a 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for developing an innovative process that uses heat and pressure to convert whole algae into biocrude oil in just minutes—much faster than existing processes. Using traditional refining methods, the biocrude oil can then be turned into into aviation […]

EU Commission will further review Lynemouth coal to biomass plant

The European Commission has announced it will further review whether Lynemouth coal power station will be able to convert to a biomass plant Lynemouth Power Ltd has been told that its case will be investigated further to assess whether the conversion would meet EU state aid rules. The converted plant would be able to export […]

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from non-food biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk associated with […]

The Export-Import Bank of China Renews Letter of Intent to BlueFire Renewables for Fulton Project Due Diligence Continues to Reach a Financial Closing

BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels, announced that The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) has renewed the previously announced Letter of Intent to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its bio-fuels project in Fulton, Mississippi. […]

Statkraft and Södra form biofuels company

Statkraft and Södra have formed a company to establish future production of second generation biofuels. Named Silva Green Fuel AS, ownership of the company is split between Statkraft (51%) and Södra (49%). Biofuels can be an important contribution towards achieving national and international targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. The new […]

New biomethane tariffs in force from 12th February

Today (10/02/2015) DECC has informed us that the changes announced in the government response to the biomethane tariff review are planned to come into force on 12th February, following successful passage through Parliament in January. Changes coming into force are summarised below: New tariffs • A new tiered tariff structure to the biomethane injection to […]