Recent Biofuels

NREL Scientists Find Key Function for Ferredoxins in Algae Hydrogen Production

Two of six iron-rich proteins shown to have role in algae metabolism; discovery could lead to enhanced hydrogen production Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae promote electron transfers to and from hydrogenases. The finding suggests ways to […]

SCHOTT, Heliae and Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Next-Generation Algae Production Technology

ASU’s algae testbed facility to benefit from Heliae’s HelixTM photobioreactor featuring specialized SCHOTT glass tubing technology SCHOTT North America, Heliae, and Arizona State University (ASU) today announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, SCHOTT, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a HelixTM photobioreactor built […]

Aemetis Announces Commissioning of Biodiesel Distillation Unit at India Plant

Aemetis, Inc. (OTCQB: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that its 50 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel and refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada, India has been upgraded to produce high-quality distilled biodiesel. The Aemetis plant was built in 2008 using advanced technology to produce biodiesel and refined glycerin using […]

European Biomass Project meets in Bristol

CSE hosts a gathering for the international research team Last Tuesday to Thursday, CSE played host to an international gathering – a meet-up for all the research teams involved in the ROKWOOD project. ROKWOOD is a three-year study being conducted by a number of UK and European partners looking at the sustainable production and use […]

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

BETO’s mission within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to develop and transform biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through targeted research development, demonstration, and deployment supported through public and private partnerships. This FOA addresses that mission by demonstrating a new technology pathway to produce high performance […]

REA welcomes Environment Agency’s new Biomethane Quality Protocol

QP confirms quality and safety of green gas for the grid The REA welcomes the publication of the Environment Agency’s Quality Protocol (QP) for biomethane, published yesterday [1]. The QP confirms “end-of-waste” status for biomethane, reducing the costs of waste handling controls for green gas producers. Companies active in the growing green gas market can […]

Pacific Ethanol to implement Yield-Enhancing Technology at its Magic Valley Plant

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, announced it will implement yield-enhancing technology at its Magic Valley, Idaho plant. The company chose ICM Inc.’s Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™) as a component in its process to increase corn oil production and boost ethanol yields […]

Berkeley Lab-led Project Aims to Produce Liquid Transportation Fuel from Methane

How’s this for innovative: A Berkeley Lab-led team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid transportation fuel. “There’s a lot of methane available, and we want to develop a new way to harness it as an energy source for vehicles,” says Christer Jansson, a biochemist in Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences […]

Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee Selected for Top 100 BioEconomy People Worldwide by Biofuels Digest

Biofuels Digest names Top 100 people for 2013-2014 Aemetis, Inc. (OTCQB: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that its Chairman and CEO, Eric McAfee, was listed by Biofuels Digest as one of the Top 100 People in the BioEconomy worldwide for 2013-2014. The Top 100 list is selected by the readers […]

NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme

CelA digests cellulose faster than enzymes from commercial preparations Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase […]