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Trenton Fuel Works proposes 3.87 Mgy acid hydrolysis project in New Jersey

In New Jersey, Trenton Fuel Works announced details of its proposed 3.87 Mgy biomass-to-fuel pilot project in Trenton, converting food, paper and yard waste Trenton Fuel Works at a facility that will cost $2 million to acquire and $65 million to retrofit and commence operations. According to TFW, “once commitments are received to build the […]

March 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

For $33M upfront and $29M in incentives for meeting milestones — Stora Enso acquires renewable sugars pioneer Virdia — the former HCL CleanTech — as the Finnish giant hones its biobased strategy. We look at the Virdia story, and Stora Enso — in search of The Bottom Line. In Finland, Stora Enso said that it […]

June 23, 2014 More

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels is a private, U.S. based company that has developed an economic method for the production of biofuels and biochemicals (including cellulosic ethanol and acetic acid). This technology “bolts-on” to existing sugar cane processing facilities (or other biomass facilities) and enables the production of significant incremental ethanol from the xylose fraction at low cost. The […]

March 30, 2014 More

Aphios Corp granted patent for cellulosic biofuel technology

In Massachusetts, Aphios Corp. has announced that it was granted U.S. Patent No. 8,540,847 entitled “Methods and Apparatus for Processing Cellulosic Biomass,” for its Aosic enabling technology platform. In the Aosic process, biomass is contacted with SuperFluids such as carbon dioxide with or without small quantities of polar cosolvents such as ethanol, both sourced from […]

January 13, 2014 More

Aphios granted US Patent for pretreating cellulosic biomass to manufacture biofuels and biochemicals

In Massachusetts, Aphios Corporation announced that it was granted United States Patent No. 8,540,847 entitled “Methods and Apparatus for Processing Cellulosic Biomass” for its Aosic enabling technology platform. In the Aosic process, biomass is contacted with SuperFluids such as carbon dioxide with or without small quantities of polar cosolvents such as ethanol, both sourced from […]

January 12, 2014 More

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – where do they stand?

Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.” So, what do we know? Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the supporters. Next-generation biofuels are a debacle, according to a chorus of skeptics including the editorial page […]

July 22, 2013 More

Flying the Aussie BioSkies

What’s up with Australia and aviation biofuels? The kangaroos are flying, for sure, and perhaps only feedstock woes could get in the way. In the world of biofuels there is no sector as active as military and aviation biofuels in terms of willing customers. At the Low Carbon Fuel Conference, held over two days in […]

February 27, 2013 More

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013

A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters. Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure. Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the supporters. […]

January 1, 2013 More

The Sherpas: 7 biofuels feedstock developers clearing paths to the summit

Sherpas – the high-altitude companions that see Himalayan hopefuls safely to the top (and back again). Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock or intermediates edge that puts a processing technology first […]

October 9, 2012 More

The Six-Year Odyssey: Or, why it takes so long to develop biofuels projects

A two-part series in which Digest contributor Tim Sklar looks back on the development of a biocoal technology. All the promise in the world, and every adversity, too. By Tim Sklar Getting Back In The Game Sklar & Associates, a Washington, DC corporation was incorporated in 1986. For over a 30 years period S&A had […]

July 9, 2012 More