In California, Mendota Bioenergy’s phase 1 sugarbeet-to-ethanol results are promising which means that phase 2 can soon can get underway. Though the facility is built for 1 million gallons per year of production capacity, production runs will be smaller and dependent on the volume of feedstock available from local farmers. Phase 2 should run in […]
In California, Propel Fuels has launched the state’s most advanced diesel fuel: Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at Propel locations across Northern California. Propel’s Diesel HPR consists of 98.5 percent Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance and lower emissions. Diesel […]
In California, only 86 of the 6,746 renewable energy jobs created during fourth quarter of 2014 came from biofuels, all of which came from a single project announcement. The Environmental Entrepreneurs quarterly jobs report saw similar jobs created from two biogas projects and just 8 jobs created from a biomass project. The overwhelming jobs growth […]
In California, factors such as improving economic conditions, rising living standards and changing eating habits in emerging countries, and growing demand for vegetable oil as a feedstock for biodiesel production, are encouraging a robust outlook for palm oil. Other factors driving market growth include the US ban on trans-fat foods that is resulting in rapid […]
In California, researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable the microbes to efficiently ferment cellulose […]
In California, the state’s Energy Commission has approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting. Almost a dozen innovative projects – including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas – were funded through four key grant and loan programs.
In California, if advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated the […]
In California, researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable […]
In California, Lygos announced that it has successfully achieved pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Lygos’ novel manufacturing technology decreases CO2 emissions, eliminates toxic inputs and could replace the existing petroleum production process for malonic acid at lower cost and less energy.
In California, Amyris and Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology platform company, have entered into a collaboration agreement to integrate Amyris’s automated lab services with Genome Compiler’s online design tools and e-commerce platform to enable users to design and order DNA or other biological products seamlessly. This integration will provide a comprehensive solution from design […]