The team used the algal based crude glycerol, which is a low-cost organic carbon source and the main by-product of the biodiesel production process as a main feedstock for microalgae cultivation […] Read More In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State are investigating the role of giant clams as “solar transformers” because they are capable of absorbing bright sunlight at a very high rate and scattering it over a large surface area.
When the light is distributed evenly among the thick layer of algae living inside the clam, the algae […] Read More In Washington, the U. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.
announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20 year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California, which is near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California.
The feedstock to be supplied comes from the more than […] Read More In Brazil, Copersucar expects sugar mills to continue their focus on ethanol production over sugar in the next center-south sugarcane harvest set to kick off in April.
Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule.
They have developed an industrial scale yeast biocatalyst to produce isobutanol without typical byproducts operating at parameters equivalent to commercial […] Read More Iogen says it has has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology.
Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than 25 years.[…] Read More Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets. Breakthrough on (microcrystalline) cellulose costs A new source of cheap microcrystalline cellulose has been generating a lot of positive noise in […] Read More In Illinois, today is Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.The 5 top disruptive techs we’ve seen in recent weeks are attacking these fronts. 7 commercial airlines, plus Atlas Air and Fed Ex are flying out of O’Hare today on Gevo-based sustainable aviation fuel.A total of 131 enzymes with a role in biofuel production were identified and classified into six enzyme classes and four broad application categories namely ‘Alcohol […] Read More In Texas, Exxon’s head of R&D told Bloomberg that commercial algae production is at least another 10 years away, although the company has already been investing in the technology for eight years.The algae investment and its work with the Renewable Energy Group using microbes to produce biodiesel from crop waste that was recently extended […] Read More In India, a new low-cost method for producing biofuels using crude glycerol was developed thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
We reported last month that the long-awaited financing was completed for Fulcrum Bioenergy’s highly-anticipated first commercial project near Reno, Nevada.