Category: News Analysis

Novozymes joins, invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a new industrial energy system

Novozymes joins, invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a new industrial energy system

April 26, 2012 |

Finding synergy between biogas, ethanol and power generation – the Maabjerg Energy Concept promises a new approach to energy economics and sustainability, through the capture and re-purpose of industrial byproducts. On a cold, rainy day, 29 months ago, along the windswept shores of Zealand, the Danish central island where Copenhagen makes its home on the […]

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A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US

April 23, 2012 |

[Press release] April 16 – Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of an incredibly lucrative opportunity, states new research. The drive towards renewable energy targets makes the need for waste management much less a trend, more an inevitability. Despite public opinion backlash and perceived risk profiles, this year, Waste Conversion […]

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Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

April 20, 2012 |

Think that falling natural gas prices mean bad news for bio-based technologies? Don’t bet on it. There’s opportunity in there. On the chance that you were engaged in interstellar travel, or cryogenically frozen, over the past two years – US natural gas prices and global oil prices have completely decoupled, for the first time in […]

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Compared to what: the low-down on alt energy subsidies

Compared to what: the low-down on alt energy subsidies

April 11, 2012 |

Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much do those tax credits cost, anyway? Perhaps the three most important words in technology development, bio-based or otherwise are “compared to what”. It’s a useful way to look at bioenergy – because most studies look at bio-based technologies in […]

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Protected: ABLC 2012 presentations

Protected: ABLC 2012 presentations

April 10, 2012 |

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On the road to Gobig: refinery intermediates offer scale for advanced biofuels

On the road to Gobig: refinery intermediates offer scale for advanced biofuels

April 6, 2012 |

Honeywell’s UOP and Ensyn debut RTP fuel as a refiner-side renewable feedstock Amongst the many thought-provoking presentations at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference this year in DC, a pair from Honeywell’s UOP and Ensyn stood out from the crowd, which saw 107 presentations this week under the general 2012 them of “Go Big, Stay Strong”. […]

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The Game Changer

The Game Changer

April 5, 2012 |

Protect and defend the US Renewable Fuel Standard, says BP Biofuels chief “And then there was a game-changing event,” BP Biofuels chief Philip New told delegates at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, “with a profound effect on the shape and the trajectory of the biofuels industry.” There was a stillness in the room, as a […]

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The Cleantech Conservative: Can Conservatives Love Bioenergy (And, vice-versa)?

The Cleantech Conservative: Can Conservatives Love Bioenergy (And, vice-versa)?

April 5, 2012 |

By Douglas Faulkner Many have been watching the Republican presidential sweepstakes unfold from week to week and have been wondering what GOP voters want in a candidate.  And, gasoline prices north of $4 per gallon, with rising tensions in the Persian Gulf, have just as many wondering what the same voters expect in a national […]

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What’s the Buzz? Inside the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

What’s the Buzz? Inside the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

April 4, 2012 |

What’s the buzz when 560 advanced biofuels delegates, including 120 C-level executives get together for deal-making, scuttlebutt, and comparing perspectives? Here’s our Top 10 from Day 2 at ABLC. Best line at ABLC? SynGest CEO Jack Oswald, comparing the opportunities between chemicals and fuels, opined “I pity da fuel.” Digest editor Jim Lane pulled some […]

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Solazyme, Bunge Form JV for commercial-scale renewable oils plant in Brazil

Solazyme, Bunge Form JV for commercial-scale renewable oils plant in Brazil

April 3, 2012 |

In California and New York, Solazyme and Bunge Global Innovation announced today that they and other Bunge subsidiaries have signed definitive agreements forming a Joint Venture to build, own and operate a commercial-scale renewable tailored oils production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane mill in Brazil. The JV, which will operate under the name Solazyme […]

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