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Tweet Great Scott! Hot new technologies are turning ethanol plants from beleaguered bastions of first-gen fuels into hot properties for deploying advanced strategies. Who, how, and where? As you likely know, young Superman learned his trade on a Smallville, Kansas corn farm. But these days, first-gen biofuels plants themselves — from the corn belt to [...]
Tweet Oil’s #1 and Craig Venter re-up on algae fuels R&D effort In California, Synthetic Genomics announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels. The new agreement is a basic science research program that focuses on developing algal strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology. [...]
Tweet In Texas, Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) is pleased to announce a successful bench-scale evaluation of sweet sorghum juice sugars with corn mash for the production of fuel ethanol. This study expands upon a commercial-scale trial that was conducted in Hopkinsville, [...]
Tweet Peril and Promise from Haiti to Hawaii: a two-part series Geology denies them fossil fuels for cheap fuel, powerful export incomes, or fertilizers. Isolation brings them thin soils better suited to growing wood than staple crops. Deforestation is often rampant. Energy dependency leads to trade imbalances and weak currencies that make importing foreign technology [...]
Tweet Malibu and Palo Alto Sorghum Hybrids Provide Scalable, Reliable, and Sustainable Feedstock Options for the Biobased Industries In Washington, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLC), NexSteppe announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid products in the U.S. and in Brazil. NexSteppe’s new Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum [...]
Tweet In Florida, ground preparation has begun for the 20 million gallon per year sweet sorghum to ethanol facility 15 miles from Clewiston in sugarcane country. The facility uses technology supplied by Uni-Systems do Brasil and will produce 25MW of electricity from the bagasse as well as supply 65,000 tons of CO2 to a co-located [...]
Tweet In California, Ceres is headed for harvesting of its sweet sorghum hybrids despite reporting net losses for Q2 of 2013. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1M, resulting in a net loss of $0.36 per share. The final yield data for their harvest will be available in July as the company harvests nearly [...]
Tweet Louisiana — it’s as hot as cayenne pepper in biofuels capacity development, but there are cautionary tales hidden in the sauce. When it comes to the first generation of ethanol and biodiesel-based biofuels, Louisiana didn’t figure much into the calculations — to date, there’s just the 5 million gallon (per year) Oswalt Bioenergy biodiesel [...]
Tweet In Australia, Agritechnology has chosen a site in Orange, New South Wales where it will further develop biofuels from sweet sorghum, native grasses and sugarcane. The company is eyeing future markets for its fuel such as the US and Australian navies, as well as other countries that interact with those fuel markets.
Tweet As cellulosic biofuels technologies start to deploy — critics and friends ask, 36 billion gallons by 2022, can it still be done? Yep, there’s a pathway. In Washington, the US Energy Information Administration released a map and commentary on its website this week — indicating the spread of commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels, while cautioning that [...]