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  • Abengoa World Bioenergy Forum 2015

    During May 20-21, 2015 more than 100 representatives of the biofuel industry and bioenergy experts gathered in Sevilla at the ABENGOA - WORLD BIOENERGY LEADERSHIP FORUM to discuss the future of biofuels – in particular bioethanol. The industry succeeded in the last years in starting cellulosic ethanol production in commercial scale – in Brazil, ...

  • NREL Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. The scientists found the microorganism utilizes the ...

  • Energy Department Announces Up to $25 Million to Reduce Costs of Algal Biofuels

    In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EU should base its biofuels policy on facts rather than emotions

    The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) opposes the European Union (EU) proposal to phase out support for conventional biofuels post 2020i. The recent European Commission proposals against conventional biofuels are impacting the local farmers, businesses and companies in the biofuels sector. These policy decisions based on emotions and myths are dangerous and will significantly impact the EU plans ...

  • New fellows to help guide NREL research

    The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) named Dr. Howard Branz and Dr. Michael Himmel to its Research Fellows Council, the Laboratory's top advisory council comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers. Branz is a leader in silicon photovoltaics who produced a world record in nano-structured solar cells, and Himmel is a biochemist whose ...

  • Dyadic Demonstrates Industry-leading Biofuels Enzyme Performance

    Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, today unveiled its latest biofuels enzyme advancement, ...


  • Discarding the confrontational view - The biofuel and food industries share a number of major potential synergies

    Joint press release by Neste Oil Corporation and Raisioagro Ltd9 February 2012 at 3.00 pm (EET) Discarding the confrontational view - The biofuel and food industries share a number of major potential synergies Neste Oil and Raisio have worked together for a number of years on how by-products and ...


    By Neste

  • BIO Responds to House Energy & Commerce White Paper on Renewable Fuel Standard

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today submitted comments to the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Bipartisan Review of the Renewable Fuel Standard with Examination of Agricultural Impacts. In a letter addressing the committee’s second white paper, “Agricultural Sector Impacts,” Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & ...

  • PNNL to receive US$14M in ARRA funds for biofuels research

    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive about US$14.2 million for its role in two biofuels research consortia announced today by Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The consortia will advance the science and technology needed to remove hurdles and accelerate the ability to convert plants and other biological material into biofuels that can be used in existing ...

  • Berkeley lab news release:microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of /Escherichia coli/ (/E. coli/) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. ...

  • Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. “The ...

  • Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process

    A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL's Tao Dong, Eric Knoshaug, Ryan Davis, Lieve Laurens, Stefanie Van Wychen, Philip ...

  • NREL researchers use imaging technologies to solve puzzle of plant architecture

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility, a breakthrough that could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the costs of making biofuels. ...

  • Moringa Biodiesel and Food Security

    Globally, about 870 million people do not have enough to eat, and more than two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, according to United Nations (UN) food agencies. The Moringa tree is increasingly considered as one of the world's most valuable natural resources, as the main constituents of the tree have several nutritive ingredients. Its leaves, pods and flowers are considered good ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Frost & Sullivan lauds genencor for its innovative product line of enzymes that address key challenges in the biofuel industry

    Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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