Recent Biofuels

Biofuel Proteomics: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Use Proteomics to Profile Switchgrass

If advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated the power of […]

Birmingham City Council’s report on low carbon fuel refuelling infrastructure includes biomethane

Birmingham City Council’s report ‘A city blue print for low carbon fuel refuelling infrastructure’, produced by Element Energy, was published on 24th February. Building on the recently launched ‘Birmingham Connected’ Transport Strategy which sets out a 20 year vision for improving transport in the city, the City Council has developed a blueprint for low carbon […]

Capstone Microturbines to Convert Biogas Into Heat and Power for Irvine Water Recycling Plant

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California with five C200 microturbines. Regatta Solutions Inc., Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be […]

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 […]