In Japan, graduate researchers at Mie University Graduate School of Bioresources plan to commercialize their method for producing biobutanol from spoiled tangerines in the next two to three years. The region is a major producer of mandarin oranges and as such about 150 tons of fruit go to waste annually, with about 2/3 being incinerated. […]
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In Scotland, Celtic Renewables has become the first company in the world to produce biofuel from whisky residues. The Edinburgh-based spin-out from the Biofuel Research Center (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation. It […]
In Japan, researchers at Mie University have run a test vehicle on biobutanol produced from waste oranges and waste from producing orange juice. The fuel could be ideal for running agricultural equipment. The process used can produce 20 milliliters of biobutanol from about 3kg of oranges.
In Scotland, Celtic Renewables won the top motor industry sustainability award for their technology, which produces biobutanol from whisky byproducts. The company received the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion award last week. Celtic Renewables is a spin-out company from the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University which converts two key by-products of […]
Includes Installation of a Corn Oil Separation Technology with “50% higher than the normal” yields We’ve learned that Butamax Advanced Biofuels and Highwater Ethanol have completed, successfully commissioned and begun production (at Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota) a first phase of Butamax’s biobutanol retrofit that includes a novel corn oil separation technology delivering 50% […]
Cobalt Technologies signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate Cobalt’s proprietary lignocellulosic process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz’s customized pre-treatment systems. The primary alcohol, n-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers, and other surface coatings. It has traditionally been produced from fossil fuels. Engineered […]
In Washington, the EPA qualified additional fuel pathways for cellulosic biofuel under the National Renewable Fuel Standard program. This final rule also provides guidance regarding the feedstocks that EPA considers to be crop residues, including clarification that EPA considers corn kernel fiber to be a crop residue. Unsurprisingly, crop residues won the EPA’s OK — […]
In North Carolina, Phytonix Corporation has been awarded a US patent for its biobutanol production technology entitled “Designer Organisms for Photobiological Butanol Production from Carbon Dioxide and Water. In addition, Phytonix’s IP portfolio includes biosafety guarded technology, which uses a number of redundant mechanisms to prevent the proliferation of our organisms outside of a chemicals […]
Biobutanol on the move: Green Biologics closes $25M series B funding round; demo funded; ready for first commercial in 2016
N-butanol pioneer gains altitude in tough market; Sofinnova and Swire Group join investor group; company receives CMEC shareholder approval on purchase agreement of 23 Mgy ethanol plant In the UK, Green Biologics announced the closing of a $25 million Series B round led by Sofinnova Partners with strategic participation by Swire Pacific Limited. Follow on […]
In Scotland, Celtic Renewables will use whisky byproducts to produce biobutanol. Draff and pot ale, which account for roughly 90% of the raw material that goes into whisky-making, is generally disposed of as waste at considerable cost to producers. Tangney, the founder of Celtic Renewables, also works at the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier […]