Tag: California

Amyris successfully completes renewable diesel trial with Volkswagen

Amyris successfully completes renewable diesel trial with Volkswagen

June 29, 2015 |

In California, Amyris announced the successful completion of a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America, Inc. that was designed to test the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW’s innovative and advanced diesel technology. The collaboration included evaluating emissions reductions and demonstrating performance of Volkswagen’s existing TDI® Clean Diesel […]

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Microvi Biotechnologies demos breakthroughs in biological ethanol production

Microvi Biotechnologies demos breakthroughs in biological ethanol production

June 24, 2015 |

In California, Microvi Biotechnologies, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi’s technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to 1) alleviate ethanol toxicity on the cells which produce it, 2) induce higher feedstock […]

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ANDRITZ gets order for biosolids to biodiesel project in Los Angeles

ANDRITZ gets order for biosolids to biodiesel project in Los Angeles

June 17, 2015 |

In California, ANDRITZ has received an order from Kore Infrastructure to supply a paddle dryer for a biosolids recovery plant currently under construction in Rialto. In the plant, biosolids from wastewater facilities in Los Angeles and which have normally gone to landfill will be converted into biodiesel and biochar. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter […]

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Genomatica making progress on pretreatment technology for biochemicals

Genomatica making progress on pretreatment technology for biochemicals

June 17, 2015 |

In California, Genomatica announced significant progress in harnessing cellulosic biomass for commercial production of high-quality chemicals rather than just fuels. Genomatica’s work sets the stage to increase the range of feedstock choices for making chemicals using biotechnology. Through advances in strain engineering and process design, Genomatica has developed clear guidance for biomass pretreatment technology developers […]

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Pacific Ethanol and Aventine merger gets stockholder approval

Pacific Ethanol and Aventine merger gets stockholder approval

June 15, 2015 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings announced their respective stockholders approved the proposed merger of the two companies at separate meetings. Completion of the merger is expected to be effective July 1, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of all conditions to closing. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Aventine stockholders will receive 1.25 […]

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EBI leads research on aviation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse

EBI leads research on aviation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse

June 15, 2015 |

In California, researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership led by the University of California (UC) Berkeley that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the BP energy company have developed a process that can be used to selectively upgrade alkyl methyl ketones derived from […]

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Energy Biosciences Institute researchers make jet fuel from sugarcane

Energy Biosciences Institute researchers make jet fuel from sugarcane

June 8, 2015 |

In California, researchers at the University of California’s Energy Biosciences Institute demonstrated that a sugarcane biorefinery could use natural synergies between various routes to produce a mixture of lubricant base oils and jet fuels that achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80%.

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California Air Resources Board to consider re-adoption of LCFS in July

California Air Resources Board to consider re-adoption of LCFS in July

June 4, 2015 |

In California, at its July 2015 hearing, the California Air Resources Board will consider the re-adoption of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Among the staff proposals the Board will be considering is the adoption of an updated version of the California-modified Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (CA-GREET) model.  LCFS […]

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California achieves 600% growth in use of low carbon E85, establishes national Leadership in E85 Fuel Market

California achieves 600% growth in use of low carbon E85, establishes national Leadership in E85 Fuel Market

May 31, 2015 |

In California, Propel Fuels has published E85: A California Success Story, a white paper and associated website illustrating California’s emergence as the national leader in the use of sustainable E85 Flex Fuel. Developed by the Propel Silicon Valley Workshop, the paper examines the productive role that low carbon E85 has had in enabling California to […]

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DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

May 28, 2015 |

In California, in a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team including researchers from the DOE JGI and the DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center characterized the structure and function of a GH55 protein – SacteLam55A. The gene SACTE_4363 encodes this protein and was isolated from the microbe SirexAA-E in the gut […]

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