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Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

December 16, 2013 |

In California, researchers from the DOE-Office of Science funded Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), in conjunction with staff from the DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funded Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, published the paper, “Scale-Up and Evaluation of High Solid Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Switchgrass,” in […]

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Why we have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: the story of ionic liquids

Why we have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: the story of ionic liquids

June 15, 2015 |

The development of ionic liquids, and the potential for a transformative impact on the cost and sources of renewable fuels, demonstrates why DOE created a clutch of integrated bioenergy research centers. How’s the progress? Lookin’ good. Here’s more. It’s been the big, big problem in biomass deconstruction and cellulosic fuels — the finicky nature of […]

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MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

June 10, 2015 |

When it comes to its progress in achieving zero waste to landfills, the United States is on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic.  By James L. Stewart. This article originally appeared in MSW Management and is republished by permission. On average, the top eight countries in Europe for landfill diversion (Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

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Fiberight: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Fiberight: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

May 6, 2015 |

Fiberight is a privately held company founded in 2007 with current operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol and renewable compressed natural gas as core products. Pilot plant facilities have been on-going during 2008-2009. In […]

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St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

St1 Biofuels to user Novozymes enzymes at first sawmill ethanol plant

May 5, 2015 |

In Denmark, Novozymes announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to a new biorefinery that will be built by St1 Biofuels in Kajaani, Finland. The facility will be co-located at a sawmill site, and will be the first facility in the world to use sawdust from softwood as feedstock to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial […]

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GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 15, 2015 |

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 […]

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POET: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

POET: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 14, 2015 |

POET, the largest ethanol producer in the world, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. Founded in 1987, the company produces more than 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol and 10 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from 27 production facilities nationwide. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is a 50/50 joint […]

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Inbicon: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Inbicon: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 1, 2015 |

Inbicon’s technology produces cellulosic ethanol or renewable chemicals from wheat straw via enzymatic hydrolysis, with co-products including renewable power. In a typical Inbicon project, 1200 metric tons per day will be converted into 20 million gallons a year of The New Ethanol; 180,000 MT/year of clean lignin, used to produce green electricity; and 185,500 MT/year […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 30, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? What are the trends? […]

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The Iowa Renaissance

The Iowa Renaissance

March 16, 2015 |

The Advanced Bioeconomy is on view in Iowa. New technologies, new wealth, new jobs, falling emissions, a new energy security, bipartisanship, new hope — Communities of Progress are building. But will the presidential candidates see it? This week a report in Yahoo News suggested that Jeb Bush has been “critical of an energy policy that […]

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