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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

The Hydrogen Wall: Looking at the prospects for drop-in biofuels

Think affordable, available, sustainable carbon is the biggest barrier to the growth of biofuels? Or, access to market via blender pumps? In the case of drop-in biofuels, the biggest challenge might be finding enough hydrogen. You might have heard of the Hydrogen Economy, the Hydrogen Miracle, the Hydrogen Car, or that free hydrogen (H2) is […]

August 11, 2014 More

Return of the Pyromaniax: Proton Power and its hydrous pyrolysis process for super low-cost hydrogen

A new wonder technology to behold: über low-cost hydrous pyrolysis for power and fuels. What’s up at the front lines with the pyro kings? A few weeks ago, in our continuing coverage of recent advances in cheap, affordable biobased hydrogen — meaning sub-$2 per kilo hydrogen gas — enough to light up the economics of […]

May 8, 2014 More

The Pyromaniax: Anellotech starts up Pearl River BTX Pilot Plant

Meets December 2013 commitment to be able to provide BTX developmental quantities to strategic partners. Plant begins production of 1 kg quantities of BTX, now available to support Anellotech’s ongoing business development activities and strategic partners’ downstream programs. In New York, Anellotech announced start-up of its pyrolysis pilot plant, and that it is making available […]

May 8, 2014 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