IFPRI Report: bioenergy can support food security

An international team of experts from 10 institutions has released Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action , a report that says energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioe... Lees verder »

2nd International Solar Fuels (ISF-2) conference (July 6-10, 2016)

Date and venue : July 6-10, 2016, University of California, San Diego, USA In addition to the main conference, ISF-2 Young—an event for young researchers (PhD students, post-docs and other young scientists)—will be held on July 5... Lees verder »

IEA says 3-fold or greater increase in biofuels possible by 2040

The International Energy Agency released its latest World Energy Outlook 2015, saying there are clear signs that an energy transition is under way. The report finds that the plunge in oil prices has set in motion the forces that lead the market t... Lees verder »

Shell: expects to be producing advanced biofuels at scale, in US, by end of decade

Advanced biofuels at scale and in meaningful volume based on novel technology from Shell’s considerable vault of talent, with a sensible approach to market-creating mechanisms like the Renewable Fuel Standard. Those are the headlines from a... Lees verder »

U.S. needs 1,000 cellulosic biorefineries

The U.S. needs 1,000 cellulosic ethanol plants by 2040 to snap the stranglehold of fossil fuels on the market, said Michael Knotek, a deputy undersecretary at the Department of Energy, at the official opening of the POET-DSM cellulosic ethanol pl... Lees verder »

First commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S. opens for business

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, opened a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, named “ Project LIBERTY ”. Project LIBERTY converts baled corn cobs, leaves, husk and stalk into renewable fuel. At full capacity, it will co... Lees verder »

Canada, Netherlands to collaborate on biofuels tech development

In Canada, to accelerate the international commercialization of biofuels technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has agreed to work closely with Biobased Delta Foundation, based in the Southern Netherlands. An MOU between the two foun... Lees verder »

Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Short

Biotech company LS9 launched in 2005 with great ambitions: founded by premier scientists and top-flight venture capitalists, it planned to genetically engineer microörganisms to make hydrocarbon fuels such as diesel cost-effectively from sug... Lees verder »

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

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 al... Lees verder »

Elsevier Biofuel - the premier search and discovery platform for Bioenergy professionals BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

In Germany, BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation tec... Lees verder »
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