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HSBC to join Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech partnership for low carbon jet fuel

HSBC to join Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech partnership for low carbon jet fuel

October 24, 2014 |

In the UK, Virgin Atlantic has announced that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining its partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel. LanzaTech is developing a revolutionary fuel that sees waste gases from industrial steel production being captured, fermented and then chemically converted for use as […]

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Biofuels Digest Index surges to 68.56 as advanced biofuels rally

Biofuels Digest Index surges to 68.56 as advanced biofuels rally

October 23, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, surged 1.24 percent to 68.56 as advanced biofuels rallied. For the day, KiOR (KIOR) rose 26.90 percent to $0.10, while Ceres (CERE) was up 6.91 percent to $0.38 Among other equities, Novozymes (NZMB) soared 8.41 percent to $44.46. Overall, advances led declines 3 to […]

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Four Freedoms for the 21st Century

Four Freedoms for the 21st Century

October 23, 2014 |

[Note: These remarks are condensed from an address by Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane at the BCN Strategic Retreat in Alberta, Canada on October 23rd. The remarks, by a tragic coincidence, were given roughly 90 minutes before a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament House in what is being reported as an Islamic State-affliliated terrorist attack, […]

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Boeing, COMAC open facility to transform ‘gutter oil’ into aviation biofuel

Boeing, COMAC open facility to transform ‘gutter oil’ into aviation biofuel

October 23, 2014 |

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel China-U.S. Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project supports sustainable growth of commercial aviation In China, Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as “gutter oil” in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The […]

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4 Minutes With… Steve Weiss, Grey Heron

4 Minutes With… Steve Weiss, Grey Heron

October 23, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. I help companies with great technology and potential: – focus on and develop their core ideas; – sharpen them into an executable, differentiated value proposition and business strategy; – build a simple, compelling story that resonates with customers and investors; – help them […]

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Enerkem: Alberta’s municipal waste to fuels juggernaut, in pictures

Enerkem: Alberta’s municipal waste to fuels juggernaut, in pictures

October 22, 2014 |

How does a technology take municipal solid waste and turn it into liquid fuels and chemicals? What’s the “death of landfill” all about in terms of creating value streams from waste streams? We take you through the world’s first commercial-scale waste-to-fuels project, in Edmonton, Alberta. In the sector to the northeast of Edmonton, Canada’s 2nd […]

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4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

October 22, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. As a DOE National Laboratory, Argonne plays a core role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. It is the home for GREET, the national life cycle analysis tool. Argonne has core programs in waste-to-energy (WTE), separations, catalysis, and feedstock stability. Argonne is a core lab […]

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Biofuels Digest Index falls to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge

Biofuels Digest Index falls to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge

October 22, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, fell 0.83 percent to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) was up 14.03 percent to $0.34, while Biox (BX.T) surged 24.07 percent to $0.67. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) fell 11.56 percent to $3.06. Overall, advances led declines 2 […]

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ExxonMobil joins the Pyromaniax

ExxonMobil joins the Pyromaniax

October 21, 2014 |

Petroleum giant signs 2-year research project with Iowa State to explore fast pyrolysis as a biofuel technology? What exactly is going on in the fast pyro reaction — can deep insight lead to biocrude instead of biooil? Can biooil be more stabilized? The Digest looks behind the news. One science project that never got done […]

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The cool of CoolTerra

The cool of CoolTerra

October 21, 2014 |

News from California arrived this month that Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company that develops sustainable solutions for energy, food and water, has unveiled its first commercial-scale production facility for its CoolTerra soil amendment. The new manufacturing facility is located in Camarillo, California. “This is an important step for our company, and we believe […]

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