Tag: California

Byogy Renewables teams with Gen 2 Energy on yeast tech for agave

Byogy Renewables teams with Gen 2 Energy on yeast tech for agave

February 26, 2015 |

In California, Byogy Renewables has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production process. New yeast strains developed by Gen 2 Energy, Iowa State University and the USDA, improve the alcohol yield of conventional fermentation from a variety of feedstocks […]

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UCR researchers invent pretreatment that cuts biofuels production cost by 30%

UCR researchers invent pretreatment that cuts biofuels production cost by 30%

February 26, 2015 |

In California, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to breakdown the raw materials that form biofuels.

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Ceres offers three new seed products including forage sorghum hybrids

Ceres offers three new seed products including forage sorghum hybrids

February 23, 2015 |

In California, Ceres has announced three new seed product offerings including three forage sorghum hybrids following positive results from commercial evaluations last season. The company’s expansion into the forage market is expected to bring innovative new products to growers and producers, including hybrids with higher yields, greater disease resistance and improved nutrition. Ceres’ products also […]

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RFA submits comments to CARB insisting they use real-world data for LCFS

RFA submits comments to CARB insisting they use real-world data for LCFS

February 18, 2015 |

In California, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments on Monday calling on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to revise its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) re-adoption proposal to reflect recent scientific advances and new empirical data regarding the actual impacts of biofuels on global land use patterns. In comments submitted to CARB Chairwoman […]

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Blume Distillation to host Open House to close out B investment round

Blume Distillation to host Open House to close out B investment round

February 16, 2015 |

In California, Blume Distillation is hosting a Gala Open House event to showcase its process operations with the new Blue BD-60 (small-scale, 60,000 gallon per year test and demonstration plant). The event will enable participants to meet the Blume Research and Development and Sales Teams, tour the greenhouse coproduct demonstration facility, visit the lab, enjoy […]

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US, California double down on climate change, energy security via new initiatives

US, California double down on climate change, energy security via new initiatives

February 11, 2015 |

Obama unveils Clean Energy Investment Initiative; California lawmakers introduce a trio of bills aimed at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.   In Washington, the Obama Administration launched its Clean Energy Investment Initiative, with a goal to catalyze $2 billion of expanded private sector investment in solutions to climate change, including innovative technologies […]

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Sustainable Oils gets feedstock-only pathway for camelina from CARB

Sustainable Oils gets feedstock-only pathway for camelina from CARB

February 10, 2015 |

In California, Sustainable Oils has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of Camelina-based fuels under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The pathway, when combined with a specific processors production profile, will produce the lowest carbon intensity (CI) virgin oil-based fuel available in the marketplace. Camelina-based […]

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Biomass power generation the key to carbon-negative energy, study concludes

Biomass power generation the key to carbon-negative energy, study concludes

February 10, 2015 |

In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could reduce emissions up to 145 percent from 1990 levels, even while retaining gas- or coal-burning plants.  Such reductions can occur with as little as 7 […]

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SRS teams with Biodiesel Experts International for turnkey biodiesel refineries

SRS teams with Biodiesel Experts International for turnkey biodiesel refineries

February 9, 2015 |

In California, SRS International Corporation announced that it has partnered with Biodiesel Experts International, LLC to provide turnkey biodiesel refineries worldwide. Utilizing SRS’ proven biodiesel technology for traditional chemical processes and Biodiesel Experts’ enzymatic technical process knowledge, allowing SRS to supply turnkey enzymatic biodiesel production facilities.

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Sustainable Oils receives LCFS feedstock-only pathway from CARB

Sustainable Oils receives LCFS feedstock-only pathway from CARB

February 9, 2015 |

In California, Sustainable Oils has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of Camelina-based fuels under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The pathway, when combined with a specific processors production profile, will produce the lowest carbon intensity (CI) virgin oil-based fuel available in the marketplace. Camelina-based […]

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