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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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Transformative Technologies 2010 nominees: Chemical reforming technologies and hydrotreating

Transformative Technologies 2010 nominees: Chemical reforming technologies and hydrotreating

[ 0 ] June 7, 2010 |

Nominations: Chemical re-forming technologies and hydrotreating To vote in Transformative Technologies 2010, visit here. AltAir In December, the Air Transport Association of America announced that 14 airlines from the US, Canada, Germany and Mexico have signed MOUs with AltAir Fuels – for the entire output of a new biofuel facility that will be constructed in […]

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Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

February 22, 2015 |

Of all the pathways to drop-in algae biofuels, few have remained as promising as hydrothermal algae liquefaction. It may not roll off the tongue, but it might be the most important technology to come along in years. Here’s why. This past week, news has arrived from Colorado that Merrick & Company was engaged by Genifuel Corporation […]

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$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

February 9, 2015 |

By Stafford “Doc” Williamson   The Biofuels Digest is a little treasure trove of goodies. I just found one that helps make the case that algae derived biofuels are closer than you think. I mean, economically viable algae-based biofuels. In an article published recently (Jan 12, 2015) in the Biofuels Digest  with the unlikely title […]

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Neste Oil: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Neste Oil: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 29, 2015 |

Neste Oil is a refining and marketing company, with a production focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world’s leading supplier of renewable diesel. The company had net sales of EUR 17.5 billion in 2013 and employs around 5,000 people. Neste Oil’s share […]

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Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles and Axens to develop aromatics technology from non-food biomass

Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles and Axens to develop aromatics technology from non-food biomass

January 19, 2015 |

Pyromania! Anellotech lands key European partners to commercialize its pyrolysis-based pathway to high-value renewable BTX chemicals. In New York, Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles and its subsidiary Axens have announced a strategic alliance to develop and commercialize a new technology for the low cost production of bio-based benzene, toluene and paraxylene using Anellotech’s process of Catalytic […]

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4 minutes with… Mark Kirby, President & CEO, S2G Biochemicals

4 minutes with… Mark Kirby, President & CEO, S2G Biochemicals

January 12, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. S2G BioChem has a conversion technology based on catalytic hydrotreating that transforms cellulosic sugars to a mix of valuable biochemicals, primarily ethylene and propylene glycol, but also other valuable co-products with big markets & strong pull. We separate them into pure products that […]

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Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

January 12, 2015 |

Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market?  The Digest investigates. We have written it elsewhere that “good companies make money in good markets, but great companies make money in tough markets,” and by most accounts, the $50 oil […]

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The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

December 28, 2014 |

Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on algae-based feedstocks and terrestrial crops too. Can algae-based biofuels reach full commercial scale by 2030? The Digest investigates. Twice this year, the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer […]

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4 minutes with…Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biorefining

4 minutes with…Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biorefining

November 25, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Mercurius is on a mission to develop and commercialize our liquid phase catalytic process that efficiently converts any biomass into drop-in, hydrocarbon jet fuel and diesel as well as green chemicals. The technology is called REACH which stands for Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating, […]

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