Tag: California

JBEI researchers develop “bionic liquids”

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have developed “bionic liquids” from lignin and hemicellulose, two by-products of biofuel production from biorefineries. JBEI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that was established by the DOE Office of Science to accelerate the development of […]

August 20, 2014 More

DVO’s anaerobic digester in California completes installation

In California, DVO Inc. has announced the installation and construction of its first next-generation anaerobic digester in Pixley, California. The digester is part of a project to produce up to 55 million gallons of ethanol each year at an on-site cogeneration facility in Calgren. Each day, the digester will receive 55,000 gallons of solid and […]

August 17, 2014 More

CalTech’s Resonate Sustainability award open for nominations

In California, CalTech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has opened nominations for its 2015 Resonate Awards, designed to bring attention to ideas which promote long-term sustainability. The 2015 Resonate Award nominations will be open through early Fall. After that, the entrants will be judged by an advisory panel of varied experts and visionaries with the experience to […]

August 17, 2014 More

Stanford prof says California can exit fossil fuels by 2050, and create 220,000 jobs in the process

In California, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobsen, writing in Energy, says that the state of California could completely abandon fossil fuels by 2050 with dedicated development of its solar, wind, tidal, wave, geothermal resources and changed over to hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles. The plan is not entirely dissimilar from many of the goals […]

August 3, 2014 More

JBEI develops new tool to genetically engineer energy crops

In California, a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The JBEI researchers have developed an […]

July 31, 2014 More

AgriBeef demands investors pay $3 million default on loan to North Star Biofuels

In California, Idaho’s AgriBeef is demanding its other partners in the North Star Biofuels venture in Watsonville pay $3 million of a $9 million loan the company put up in 2012 to start construction on the facility. The project only came online in June 2014, meaning that the first $3 million in payments were defaulted […]

July 30, 2014 More

24-7 Van Lines upgrades entire fleet to biodiesel engines

In California, 24-7 Van Lines announced that their entire fleet has been upgraded with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly bio-diesel engines. The engines burn cleaner than standard diesel engines and also increase the mile-per-gallon ratio, thus reducing the cost of moving—a savings that is passed onto the commercial and residential customers of the company.

July 24, 2014 More

EDF Green Roads Map shows clean transportation sector in California

In California, the Environmental Defense Fund’s Green Roads Map, completed with assistance from CALSTART, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), plots the companies demonstrating how clean transportation policies help rather than hurt the growth of the clean transportation sector in the California. In addition to the interactive map, an Excel version […]

July 21, 2014 More

Edeniq, Global Bio-chem to collaborate on commercial demonstration plant for industrial sugars

In California, Edeniq and Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited have signed a letter of intent to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products. The companies intend to integrate their technologies in a commercial demonstration plant to produce 50,000 […]

July 21, 2014 More

Edeniq teams with Global Bio-chem to commercialize process in China

In California, Edeniq has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products. Pursuant to the letter of intent, Edeniq and Global Bio-chem intend to integrate their technologies […]

July 16, 2014 More