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Japanese researchers produce biobutanol from orange waste

Japanese researchers produce biobutanol from orange waste

November 18, 2014 |

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.  

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Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

September 15, 2014 |

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 […]

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Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

August 20, 2014 |

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% […]

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Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

July 10, 2014 |

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 […]

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EPA adds biogas-based fuels to RFS, delays action on advanced biobutanol

EPA adds biogas-based fuels to RFS, delays action on advanced biobutanol

July 3, 2014 |

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 — […]

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Phytonix awarded patent for biobutanol tech

Phytonix awarded patent for biobutanol tech

June 16, 2014 |

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 […]

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Biobutanol on the move: Green Biologics closes $25M series B funding round; demo funded; ready for first commercial in 2016

Biobutanol on the move: Green Biologics closes $25M series B funding round; demo funded; ready for first commercial in 2016

December 2, 2013 |

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 […]

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Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

November 18, 2013 |

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 […]

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Carbon-negative biobutanol for $2 per gallon? ITRI says its ButyFix technology has the right stuff

Carbon-negative biobutanol for $2 per gallon? ITRI says its ButyFix technology has the right stuff

November 3, 2013 |

Seeking low-carbon fuels, even negative carbon? Or, looking for a low-cost, cellulosic renewable fuel? Or, in search of a capital-light, bolt-on technology to drive better economics for first-yen ethanol plants? Well, what about all three, at one time, with one technology? Taiwan’s ITRI says its early-stage ButyFix technology checks off all three ways. The Digest […]

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Microvi Biotechnolgoies awarded USDA grant for biobutanol microorganisms

Microvi Biotechnolgoies awarded USDA grant for biobutanol microorganisms

August 5, 2013 |

In California, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Microvi Biotechnologies a grant to develop a technology that overcomes the toxic and inhibitory effects on butanol producing microorganisms, dramatically improving the yield and performance of biobutanol processes. Based on preliminary investigation Microvi’s technology has shown that it substantially increase the titer concentration of butanol […]

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