Recent Biofuels

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 […]

Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable carbon and hydrogen […]

REA welcomes Minister’s clarifications and reassurances on green gas policy changes

Letter to trade associations “takes the sting out” of biomethane consultation The REA welcomes reassurances from Energy Minister Greg Barker that DECC is not seeking to curtail the expansion of the UK’s fledgling green gas industry. The ‘RHI biomethane injection to grid tariff review’ (which closed to responses on 27th June) seeks to reduce the […]

Biomethane Tariff Consultation – the Minister responds to the joint letter

As reported on Wednesday, REA and ADBA wrote to Greg Barker outlining our concerns on the biomethane tariff consultation. We have received the reply today, and can be found below. As well as attempting a generally positive tone, the letter does three main things: Reflects the consistent feedback on gate fees Reiterates that the present […]

Aemetis Announces U.S. EPA Approval and E.U. ISCC Certification for Distilled Biodiesel

Company produces high-quality distilled biodiesel at India plant Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced that the company has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils (WFO). The EPA also approved the issuance of D6 RINs when biodiesel is produced using […]

I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to one of the Nation’s Longest Highways

With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world’s longest biofuels corridor. Supported by a 2009 award from the Energy Department’s Clean Cities program, the 1,786 mile route includes 26 retail stations selling E85 (an ethanol […]