In Germany, Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE) and Audi announced that the first batch of renewable gasoline has been produced, converted into isooctane from isobutene, by the Fraunhofer Institute at the Leuna refinery near Leipzig where Global Bioenergies is now building its demo plant. Isooctane is an additive currently used to improve gasoline quality and […]
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In Louisiana, Dynamic Fuels has received Part 79 registration from the EPA for its renewable gasoline, allowing it to generate 1.5 Advanced Biofuel, or D5, RINS for each gallon when blended at up to 10%. When producing 75 million gallons per year, it should generate 11.25 million Advanced Biofuel RINS.
In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy reports they have produced their first sample of renewable drop-in gasoline through a proprietary combination of biomass conversion technologies that transforms herbaceous and woody biomass, in conjunction with natural gas, into high-octane gasoline. Primus Green Energy recently broke ground on an automated demonstration plant and is planning to break […]
In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy plans to raise $50 million to $100 million to this year to take its wood pellets-to-drop-in gasoline demonstration plant, which should be online by year’s end, to commercial scale by 2015. The process was first developed by Princeton University by its co-founder in 2007 who originally raised $40 million […]
In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy successfully proved its pilot scale production is capable of producing “drop-in” standard gasoline that achieves 25 percent longer runtime than regular unleaded fuel. During the company’s pilot scale production test its integrated solution of converting biomass to drop-in fuel was in continuous operation. The company plans to build its […]
In Texas, Terrabon has exceeded its goal of producing 70 gallons of renewable gasoline per ton of MSW using its patented acid fermentation technology, MixAlco, paired with CRI/Criterion’s renewable fuel catalyst technologies. The company’s demonstration plant in Bryan used cafeteria waste and paper shreddings from Texas A&M University for the trial. More on the story.
In California, GE Energy Financial Services has joined an $8 million funding round for CoolPlanetBioFuels, a start-up company developing a technology that converts low-grade biomass into high-grade fuel and carbon that can be sequestered. This venture capital investment was led by North Bridge Venture Partners, which had also led CoolPlanet’s financing round last year. CoolPlanet’s […]
US ethanol demand reaches 14.78 billion gallons as gasoline usage rates soars to 147 billion gallons per year
According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 965,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.53 million gallons daily. That is unchanged from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 964,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.78 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.6 million […]
In California, Intrexon Corporation announced that Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), and Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, have entered into an agreement to explore the potential for commercial-scale biological conversion of natural gas to isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks. Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the […]
A Reality Check For Setting Goals For Advanced Renewable Fuels Use And Advanced Renewable Fuels Plant Capacity
By Tim Sklar, special to The Digest A series of articles that recently appeared in last month in Biofuels Digest addressing the continued struggle to increase renewable fuels plant capacity to support anticipated advanced renewable fuels requirements. Also appearing in The Digest in late July were excerpts from a speech given by a CEO of […]