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

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 […]

November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Transformative Technologies 2010 nominees: Chemical reforming technologies and hydrotreating

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 […]

June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Neste Oil: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

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 has operations in 15 countries. Its growth strategy is focused on producing premium- quality renewable diesel fuel. The company had […]

March 24, 2014 More

Fulcrum BioEnergy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Fulcrum design, develop, own and will operate facilities that convert sorted, post-recycled municipal solid waste, or MSW, into ethanol. Fulcrum have entered into long-term, fixed, zero-cost MSW feedstock agreements which will provide us with a significant competitive advantage over companies using alternative feedstocks for the production of biofuel. their proprietary process, built around numerous commercial […]

March 17, 2014 More

The Hydrogen Spring

Reminiscent of 2009′s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork, we appear to be in the Hydrogen Spring. Every time we write about them, more pop up, like a Prairie Dog town. Over the past couple of months we have written several times about the hunt for hydrogen and effective […]

March 13, 2014 More

The Hunt for hydrogen and hydro-riches

OK, you have a carbon strategy, and that’s good. But how’s your hydrogen strategy coming along? In our “100 Fortune Cookies,” we put it as plainly as we could: “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.” Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of […]

March 6, 2014 More

It’s 2014: get cracking!

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

January 29, 2014 More

Space, the Biobased Frontier: Hot biotechnologies for the Big Beyond

Next-gen biofuels technologies may be key to making the International Space Station cost effective — not to mention, other destinations in the NASA agenda. Which may explain why a high-tech algae outfit, Evodos, is advertising on a Star Trek wallpaper site. Whether your attention is drawn to hot algae techs like Evodos, or elsewhere in […]

October 21, 2013 More

Neste’s Pro Diesel with 15% NExBTL first to get WWFC5 compliance

In Finland, Neste Pro Diesel is the first anywhere to comply with the WWFC 5 specification drawn up as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC) by automotive manufacturers in Europe, the US, and Asia. Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel, which is produced by hydrotreating vegetable oil and waste, is one of the biofuels permitted […]

October 15, 2013 More

The Top 10 Biofuels Stories of the Year – print-friendly

BP, KiOR, Terrabon, DuPont, Beta Renewables, Sapphire Energy, Gevo and more — project starts, stops, births, deaths, predictions, and policy — the readers judge the most important stories of the year. In years to come, historians will look back and identify with the lusty “aha!” the true trends that emerged from 2012-13 — all of […]

July 25, 2013 More