Driving along the highway, it was impossible to tell that the back of the small pickup was laden with 5,000 pounds of three black steel barrels.
Imagine a day when a giant airplane takes off, powered by plant oils, spent cooking oil or just plain old garbage instead of traditional jet fuel.
A 400-million Euro ($524,400,000) Earth observation mission was given a green light by the European Space Agency (ESA) Tuesday, signaling for the first time an attempt to measure global forest biomass from space.
Advanced Biofuels Corp. has bought a legacy 7 MMgy ethanol plant in Moses Lake, Wash., with plans to retrofit existing systems and install new pretreatment process equipment, converting the facility into a 6 MMgy advanced ethanol facility.
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced nearly $18 million in four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries that will test renewable biofuels.
FPInnovations and the Centre technologique des résidus industriels(CTRI) have announced a joint research project relating to the production of biocoal from forest biomass—a raw material usually left on cutovers.
University of Wisconsin-Madison chemists have identified an approach to use oxygen gas to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could allow it to replace fossil fuels as a source of chemical feedstocks.
It has taken three years of development, but now Karl Seck will get a chance to bring an innovative biofuel technology to the U.S. market.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is extending for five years its agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other partners to help develop a viable biofuel for the aviation industry.
Cool Planet Energy Systems took a step closer Friday to a corporate relocation and expansion that could bring nearly 400 jobs to the metro area and place the state at the center of a biofuel revolution.
Just a few weeks after announcing it had begun operations and was looking to “ramp up to full capacity,” the federally backed ZeaChem cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Boardman, Ore., appears to be teetering.
The smell of money could — literally — be in the air at paper-recycling facilities if a plan to turn waste from the recycling process into valuable chemicals takes hold. Crystal Theodore, a fourth-year chemical engineering student at the University of Alberta, is one of the academic forces that developed the idea for Upcycled Aromatics…
Almost two years ago, the Ontario government awarded Los Angeles-based energy company, Rentech Inc. the ‘largest wood supply offer to date.’
Woody debris and logging waste from Flathead Indian Reservation forests could end up powering jets as aviation biofuel.
A Pasadena-based company that produces renewable fuels from wood chips has shipped the first production of cellulosic diesel from its plant in Columbus, Miss.
As I read and write about U.S. pellet/wood resource exports from the U.S., I sometimes wonder about the carbon footprint of these ships, or how much fuel is used to transport materials overseas.
The ZeaChem biorefinery in Boardman is officially producing ethanol from sawdust.
Southern Research Institute wins $925,000 Dept. of Energy award to liquefy biomass for production of transportation fuels
Southern Research Institute today announced it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to develop a mild liquefaction process that will economically convert biomass to petroleum refinery-ready bio-oils.
Fuel cells used to be a favorite promising technology for many renewable energy advocates.
Companies have put biofuels on the back burner to aim for higher margin chemicals, as Emma Davies finds out.