Recent Biofuels

How a Plant beckons the Bacteria that will do it harm

Work on microbial signaling offers a window into better biofuels, human health A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat’s molecular mix. The study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new targets during the battle between microbe […]

Finavera Completes Sale of Wind Assets to Pattern Energy

Vancouver, Canada, April 17, 2014 – Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR), Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) have completed the Purchase and Sale Agreement for 184 megawatts (MW) of wind projects, previously announced on April 29th, 2013, for gross cash […]

BETO Announces Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products FOA

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a new $10 million funding opportunity announcement to support the research of drop-in biofuels—such as agricultural residues and woody biomass—to substitute petroleum-based feedstocks, products, and fuels. EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office supports efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well […]

Certified Green Gas could heat 30,000 homes in 2015

Eight biomethane projects committed to Green Gas Certification Scheme 400 million units of certified green gas forecast for 2015 Barrow Green Gas (BGG), the trading name for Barrow Shipping Ltd, has secured commitment from eight biomethane producers for the purchase and sale of their green gas. BGG certifies all its biomethane using REAL’s not-for-profit Green […]

GE’s Landfill Gas Engine Technology Powers Waste-to-Energy Project in Latin America

Three of GE’s Jenbacher Gas Engines Expected to be Commissioned this Month at Estre Ambiental’s New Landfill in Brazil, with Commercial Operation Planned for May New Landfill to Reduce about 70,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Atmosphere GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that commissioning for three of its Jenbacher gas […]

Vertimass licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology

Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels. The ORNL technology offers a new pathway to biomass-derived renewable fuels that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and decrease U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil. “Vertimass is […]

Berkeley Lab Proposal for an Open Biofoundry Passes Crucial First Test

Picture an industrial-sized manufacturing plant in which workers are turning out a valuable chemical product, say a pharmaceutical drug, or an exotic material such as a truly biodegradable plastic, or a clean-burning carbon-neutral transportation fuel. Now picture that plant as being void of smokestacks venting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, or receptacles for the collecting […]

EECA congratulates Z Energy for Biodiesel Initiative

Z Energy is to be congratulated for its decision announced today to go ahead with a new biodiesel plant in Auckland, says Elizabeth Yeaman, Manager Government Relations and Strategy at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). “Z Energy is intending to make a very significant investment of $21 million in this plant, in order […]

Capstone Receives Orders From Taiwanese Distributor for Palm Oil Processing Plants

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received two orders totaling three megawatts (MW) to provide power to palm oil processing plants in Malaysia. Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Capstone’s distributor in Taiwan, secured the orders. The orders are the first phase of […]

Integrated Gasified Biomass Power Plant Will Use GE Gas Engine Technology to Help Bulgaria Achieve Greater Energy Independence

Karlovo Power Plant Will Turn Syngas Derived from Straw and Wood Wastes into Cleaner, More Reliable and Economic Electricity Couples GE’s Fuel-Friendlier, High-Efficiency Jenbacher Gas Engines with Biomass Gasifier from EQTEC Iberia Power from Renewable Domestic Organic Waste Will Help Wean Bulgaria from Imported Natural Gas To reduce Bulgaria’s heavy dependence on imported energy, a […]