lignocellulose energy News

  • Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

    Researchers of the University of Seville and IRNASE (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have verified in controlled trials the efficiency of Erica andevalensis, or heather from Andévalo -- an endemic shrub from the province of Huelva and the Portuguese area of the Alentejo -- in the recovery of soils contaminated with heavy ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Energy Department announces new investment to accelerate next generation biofuels

    Building on President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution and announced this week, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The projects – located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin – represent a $13 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Science & industry peers turn to NREL for Biomass Solutions

    The biomass industry looks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for solutions when it comes to lignocellulosic conversion of biomass to fuels. CELLULOSE editors recently announced that three NREL papers were in the top 10 for most requested articles of 2010. "These heavily cited papers highlight the impact that NREL researchers are having on the ...

  • New techniques create butanol, a superior biofuel

    The fuel is butanol; it can be derived from lignocellulosic materials, which are plant biomass parts that range from woody stems and straw to agricultural residues, corn fiber and husks, all containing in large part cellulose and some lignin. Butanol is considered to be a better biofuel than ethanol because it's less corrosive and has a higher caloric value, giving it a higher energy value. Like ...

  • Bioethanol technology in Canada: the business case

    Because of Canada's increasing need for energy, and a desire to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, the Canadian biofuels industry could go through a radical transformation in the next few years. Bioethanol, the most widely used liquid biofuel, is expected to attract substantial investment in the coming years. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities in this and other ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CENER (Spain) to Acquire Equipment for Biomass Pretreatment Research

     AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Bench Scale Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development work, related to the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulose rich biomass feedstocks. "CENER and AdvanceBio Systems ...

  • VTT: New gasification method turns forest residues to biofuel with less than a euro per litre

    According to the new research results of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production of high-quality biofuels for the price of less than one euro per litre. A new technology developed in Finland allows the transfer of more than half the energy of wood raw materials to the end-product. The technology is considered ready for the construction ...

  • Fuels from biomass: New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

    They’ve been dubbed “grassoline” - second generation biofuels made from inedible plant material, including fast-growing weeds, agricultural waste, sawdust, etc. - and numerous scientific studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous ...

  • Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

    Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological ethanol production. Compared with a conventional yeast ethanol production, a preliminary evaluation showed that Microvi’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Announces Start Of Applications For Mega-Bio: Bioproducts To Enable Biofuels

    On February 8, 2016, DOE announced up to $11.3 million to fund the development of flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce biofuels or bioproducts based on market demands. BETO has a goal of meeting the cost target of $3/gallon ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Advanced Biofuels, tool to combat climate change

    COP21 has just reached its midpoint and progress has been encouraging. However, concrete targets and policy measures are still to be agreed during the second half of the negotiations. Every region and nation needs to deliver in every sector, including transport. Here EU can take the lead and at the same time, increase its competitiveness. Today transport is responsible for around 25 % of the ...

  • BP and Martek Biosciences enter a joint development agreement to deliver advanced biodiesels

    BP and Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK), have announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to work on the production of microbial oils for biofuels applications. The partnership combines a broad technology platform and operational capabilities to advance the development of a step-change technology for the conversion of sugars into biodiesel. Under the terms of the ...


    By BP - British Petroleum

  • Bioenergy Innovation Award 2012 goes to Cambi

    The award committee’s citation: The Bioenergy Innovation Award 2012 goes to a Norwegian technology enterprise founded in 1989, which has remained innovative for many years, and which still continues to rediscover itself. The company possesses a sound knowledge network and succeeds in generating commercial successes from the products it develops. It has become world-renowned in spite of ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • New Method for Conditioning Biomass from Conifers Makes for Cost-efficient Ethanol Production

    Bio4Energy researchers together with industrial partners have invented a cost-efficient method designed to facilitate the production of fermentation products such as ethanol from cellulose from wood or woody residue from spruce and pine. The corresponding technology has been verified at Biorefinery Demonstration Plant at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The new results are part of a package of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • DOE to invest up to US$4.4m in six innovative biofuels projects at US universities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six advanced biofuels projects in which DOE plans to invest up to US$4.4 million, subject to annual appropriations.  These awards to U.S. institutions of higher education will support research and development (R&D) for cost-effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies for turning non-food feedstocks into ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • NREL and Johnson Matthey announce five-year collaboration on biofuels

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company, in a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks, the federal laboratory announced today. The work will be conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development ...

  • 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

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • GreenField Ethanol announces the launch of G2Biochem

    GreenField Ethanol announced the launch of G2Biochem, a collaborative partnership that will acquire, validate and commercialize GreenField's innovative patented process technology. This technology will make next generation ethanol a commercial reality. G2Biochem is backed by major international partners and collaborators including Andritz and Novozymes. This innovative technology has ...


    By GreenField Ethanol Inc.

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