Recent Biofuels

Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA),“Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.” BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent, without […]

BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding landscape design for sustainable bioenergy systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while […]

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 […]