Tag: California

California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

May 25, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane trade associations and companies are united by the common goal of getting the biofuel initiative passed as […]

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JBEI develops workflow method to study biofuel production on microbial hosts

JBEI develops workflow method to study biofuel production on microbial hosts

May 23, 2016 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a workflow that integrates various omics data and genome-scale models to study the effects of biofuel production in a microbial host. The development of omics technologies, such as […]

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Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

May 18, 2016 |

In California, biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources, while reducing greenhouse gas footprints. The award was granted under the CEC’s […]

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UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

May 17, 2016 |

In California, researchers from the University of California at Riverside have received a $1.3 million award from the USDA that will fund research on developing commercially viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials. The award will support a project that aims to convert poplar wood into ethanol and polyurethanes based on […]

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CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

CARB updates carbon intensity for sugarcane and sweet sorghum

May 17, 2016 |

In California, California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) released recertified fuel pathways from their updated GREET model which evaluates the energy and emission effects […]

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Berkeley Lab researchers develop “one-pot” method for advanced biofuels

Berkeley Lab researchers develop “one-pot” method for advanced biofuels

May 12, 2016 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a “one-pot” method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. The Escherichia coli (E. coli) is able to tolerate the liquid salt used to break apart plant biomass […]

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California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

May 11, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biodiesel alliance and local biofuel industry are supporting the governor’s proposed $250 million budget allotment for supporting low carbon fuels produced within the state. The funding would come from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Currently, 80% of the biodiesel consumed within the state is imported, which biodiesel proponents say exports jobs […]

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Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization demonstrates six years of work

Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization demonstrates six years of work

May 11, 2016 |

In California, Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its six years of operation. CAB-Comm was established in 2010 through a competitive award from the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to conduct […]

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Calgren further diversifying ethanol plant with biogas-power co-gen

Calgren further diversifying ethanol plant with biogas-power co-gen

May 10, 2016 |

In California, Calgren has invested in an 11MW co-generation system that will power its ethanol production facility as to further diversify the already highly diversified biorefinery. The company will start selling 5MW back to the national grid starting next month. It is using biogas from its new digester to fire the boilers used for the […]

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Earth Gen-Biofuel moves forward with Laos project via Agarwood production

Earth Gen-Biofuel moves forward with Laos project via Agarwood production

May 9, 2016 |

In California, Earth Gen-Biofuel through its 100% owned subsidiary Earth-Eco Agriculture Inc. has completed an agreement with the Phonehong Tree Farms in Laos to purchase the rights to the Agarwood production from a 27-acre plantation in the Laos People’s Democratic Republic containing over 9,000 mature Agarwood trees. First-grade Agarwood is one of the most expensive […]

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