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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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18 pilot and demonstration DOE bioenergy projects, reviewed

18 pilot and demonstration DOE bioenergy projects, reviewed

May 17, 2015 |

What’s the latest with such projects such as Frontline BioEnergy, Myriant, POET-DSM, INEOS Bio, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Haldor Topsoe, UOP. ZeaChem, Mercurius, and American Process, among others? In Washington this June 25th, the Department of Energy will publish its annual 2015 Project Peer Review final report, at its annual Program Management Review, which immediately follows […]

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New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

April 26, 2015 |

In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing the first, fully integrated assessment of common feedstocks from the field to refinery-ready crude fuel, based on hydrotreatment or fast pyrolysis. The assessment capture valuable feedstock performance data (yields) during each step throughout the process, and examined six different pure […]

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The Catalyst That Refused To Die

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

April 22, 2015 |

Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge. The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired from the ring. Next stop, 4000 hours? In Ohio, we hear from Battelle that they have succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to […]

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A new technology debuts for renewable jet fuel

A new technology debuts for renewable jet fuel

March 11, 2015 |

A new path to affordable jet fuel? Emerging Fuels Technology contends that a combination of gas-to-liquids and hydrotreating is right on emissions and the economics. Here’s the how and why. From Oklahoma we’ve heard that Emerging Fuels Technology will begin licensing an innovative new technology that significantly reduces the cost of manufacturing renewable fuels from bio […]

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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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