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Digest readers dump hydrotreating for sugar-to-diesel as hottest biofuels technology

Digest readers dump hydrotreating for sugar-to-diesel as hottest biofuels technology

[ 0 ] November 1, 2010 |

In Florida, Digest readers dethroned hydrotreating as the hottest biofuels processing technology, installing “Drop-in fuels produced from biomass, using catalytic reforming, or microbial conversion of sugars to diesel” as the new champion, as the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy 2010-11 voting process got underway. Voting debuts each year with the annual Digest survey on the […]

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Crossing the chasm to scale: S2G goes commercial with bioglycols

Crossing the chasm to scale: S2G goes commercial with bioglycols

June 18, 2016 |

They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly impassible Khumbu Icefalls” of Death — filled with chasms, crevasses and painful progress towards the summit in the far distance. But some make it through. They might have final scale-up and commercial success still to achieve — Everest still ahead of […]

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Catalysts and Enzymes in Biofuel Production

Catalysts and Enzymes in Biofuel Production

June 6, 2016 |

By Elizabeth E. Hood, PhD and Lorenz Bauer, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest Introduction An important mitigation strategy for the impact of fossil fuels on the environment is to use biofuels from renewable sources for transportation. The problem is that the cost of biofuel production is high and this nascent industry cannot […]

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Licella, Canfor form JV for low-cost, drop-in biofuels from wood residues and biomass

Licella, Canfor form JV for low-cost, drop-in biofuels from wood residues and biomass

May 29, 2016 |

Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp’s kraft and mechanical pulp mills to economically convert biomass, including wood residues from Canfor Pulp’s kraft pulping processes, into biocrude oil, to produce next generation biofuels and biochemicals. This […]

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KiOR: the inside true story of a company gone wrong, Part 2

KiOR: the inside true story of a company gone wrong, Part 2

May 18, 2016 |

Note. This is Part 2 of our series on the inside true story of KiOR. In part 1 of our series, here, we explored: the formation of BIOeCON and KiOR, the problem of too much oxygen and coke, the entry of Khosla Ventures, and the loss of a CEO. Also, “a recipe for technical failure”, disastrous pilot […]

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REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

April 4, 2016 |

At 8:30am, there’s a standing daily meeting of the key traders in Gary Haer’s sales group at REG headquarters in Ames, Iowa. And they’re not kidding. Everyone stands. For 15 minutes there’s the rat-a-tat-tat of rumor, fact, competitors, pricing, spreads, the who’s selling what and where, the buying and selling of diesel, renewable diesel and biodiesel across North […]

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ARA ships 100% drop-in biofuels for Navy certification

ARA ships 100% drop-in biofuels for Navy certification

February 14, 2016 |

In Florida, ARA completed the delivery of over 150,000 gallons of 100% drop-in jet and diesel fuel to fulfill its DLA/US Navy certification fuel contract, two months ahead of schedule. For the first time ever, renewable jet and diesel fuels that meet petroleum fuel specifications without blending will be certified for use as 100% drop-in […]

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PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

December 1, 2015 |

In California, biofuel to run cars and generators could come from large swaths of seaweed grown in the open ocean. That’s the vision of a new project being led by Marine BioEnergy, Inc., in collaboration with PNNL and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. Marine BioEnergy has proposed a patented […]

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Renewable Energy Group acquires KiOR hydrotreater, distillation column, tankers for $1.5M

Renewable Energy Group acquires KiOR hydrotreater, distillation column, tankers for $1.5M

October 6, 2015 |

Remainder of the production plant goes to auction next week In Iowa, a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Group has received approval from a Mississippi court to purchase certain equipment at the KiOR Columbus, LLC production facility. Under the approved asset purchase agreement, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC paid $1.5M, plus certain expenses related to equipment preparation, […]

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The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

August 3, 2015 |

It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man. But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices. Who’s in […]

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