Tag: Advanced Biofuels

Denmark sets 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate for 2020

Denmark sets 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate for 2020

December 18, 2016 |

In Denmark, the national government has just decided on the 0,9% blending mandate for use of advanced biofuels made from waste materials, i.e. straw. The mandate is to be effective by 2020 and will be applied to the transportation sector of Denmark. “This is an ambitious and progressive decision taken today by the Danish government,” […]

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A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

December 12, 2016 |

By Alexander A. Koukoulas, Ph.D., ANL Consultants LLC Special to The Digest Over the last 10 years, the United States has made enormous investments in the pursuit of “Second Generation” or 2nd Gen biofuels. During this time, ethanol derived from corn and sugar cane or 1st Gen fuels saw considerable commercial success becoming well-established in terms […]

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Biointermediates and U: A potential step change in advanced biofuel economics

Biointermediates and U: A potential step change in advanced biofuel economics

November 21, 2016 |

By Antoine C. Schellinger, Special to The Digest On October 3, 2016, the EPA issued a Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPRM). Once published in the Federal Register, a 60 day comment period is triggered on the set of proposed rule changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). While the EPA proposed a wealth of rule changes, […]

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Why Advanced Renewable Fuels Will Not Play A Significant Role In Meeting Climate Change Goals

Why Advanced Renewable Fuels Will Not Play A Significant Role In Meeting Climate Change Goals

December 30, 2015 |

By Tim Sklar, Special to The Digest From our perspective as developers of bio-fuels projects, this past year has been disappointing as the initial interest by potential participants in our modest wood waste-to-advanced renewable fuels plant project has waned. We have also observed that over the last year, the few projects of this type we […]

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The 10 Commandments of Advanced Biofuels Technology: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

The 10 Commandments of Advanced Biofuels Technology: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

November 5, 2015 |

OK, so the 10 Commandments take up 10 slides, not eight. And throw in a title slide and that makes 11. But in this case, Paul Bryan’s “10 Commandments” presented at ABLC NEXT 2015 are so consistently amusing, and so provocatively and decisively informing, we just couldn’t edit even one Commandment out.

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Ten billion euros of investment in advanced biofuels

Ten billion euros of investment in advanced biofuels

October 28, 2015 |

At a time when carbon emissions should be dropping by 40%-80% EU transport emissions will actually increase by that amount, becoming the number one EU contributor to catastrophic global warming. By James Cogan, Special to The Digest Transport emissions can only be reduced in the 2030 timeframe by traffic efficiencies, biofuels and lower tailpipe emissions.  […]

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Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization, Pt 2

Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization, Pt 2

September 30, 2015 |

Part 2 – Project Execution By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC, Special to The Digest In the first release of the Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization series, the overall commercialization process was outlined and a detailed review of the project development phase presented. It covered early concept development and preparation of sufficient engineering detail to […]

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Top 10 Lessons Learned commercializing advanced biotechnologies, Pt 3

Top 10 Lessons Learned commercializing advanced biotechnologies, Pt 3

July 7, 2015 |

By Mark Warner, P.E, Founder, Warner Advisors Special to The Digest In part one of the three-part series of Top Ten Lessons Learned, we reviewed process development topics. In part two, we reviewed process design and deployment topics. In this final segment, we will explore financing, start-up and operations. PART 3 – FINANCING, STARTUP AND OPERATIONS Financing – […]

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EU reshapes its biofuels policy

EU reshapes its biofuels policy

April 16, 2015 |

Jettisons indirect land use change for now, citing poor data visibility; caps food-crop biofuels to 7%; limits proposed Directives to 2020. In Brussels, the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee has voted this week to endorse the Council’s proposed compromise on reform of the EU biofuels policy, and indirect land use change. The final vote was 51 votes in […]

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A U.S. Biorefinery Industry Is Emerging

A U.S. Biorefinery Industry Is Emerging

January 25, 2015 |

In 2014, more than 85 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol capacity started up in the United States, along with commercial facilities to produce advanced biofuels and chemical intermediates. By B.A. THORP, HARRY SEAMANS and MASOOD AKHTAR Republished by courtesy of the authors and Paper360º, where the article originally appeared. For decades, Brazil and the United […]

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