Tag: drop in fuels

The Map: Navigating Biofuels’ uncharted waters

Chasing treasure? Start with a map. Here’s ours. A biofuels map, that is, the chart we use to diagram how to look at technologies, drivers, stakeholders and their concerns. In today’s Digest, let’s look at The Map. Which is to say, the guide map we use here in Digestville to understand how and why companies […]

April 3, 2014 More

How much would you pay for renewable fuels?

At what price (whether a premium, or a discount) would you switch to renewable fuels – such as E85 ethanol, B2 biodiesel, drop-in fuels, or an airline ticket for a jet using renewable fuel? Here’s your chance to be heard. Your chance to inform policymakers, fuel marketers and fuel developers. Would you only be willing […]

December 4, 2013 More

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2013

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2012? Not the intrepid USS Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into the murky fogs of 2013. As the sunset of 2012 gives way to the dawn of 2013, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to […]

December 27, 2012 More

Sapphire completes construction of the Green Crude Farm: algae biofuels heads for the next level

What is a Green Crude Farm, how does it displace petroleum via algae, and how does it operate? Today, the Digest goes in-depth with the world’s most unique farming system, cultivating a direct petroleum substitute as a crop. In New Mexico, Sapphire Energy announced that the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, the world’s […]

August 28, 2012 More

New $40 million funding announcement for military, aviation biofuels from DOE

DOE releases its latest $40 million funding opportunity, for aviation and military biofuels; lignocellulosic and algal feedstock components. In Washington, the DOE released details of a long-awaited funding opportunity announcement for advanced biofuels for aviation and military applications, titled “Innovative Pilot and demonstration-scale production of advanced biofuels.” According to the DOE, “the intent of this […]

June 19, 2012 More

Shell busts a move: builds drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas

While confusion reigneth on Shell’s plans for cellulosic ethanol, the company quietly builds a drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas, based on Virent’s bioforming technology. For some time, Shell watchers in the biofuels sphere have been hard pressed to determine exactly how the company will proceed in developing out its advanced biofuels strategy. After a […]

February 28, 2012 More

Drop-in biofuels pilot plant mulled for Washington state

In Washington state, partially in thanks to the $80 million, five year USDA grant to the University of Washington and Washington State University for biofuels research, a drop-in fuel pilot plant at WSU-Tri Cities is under development that is intended to be feedstock agnostic. The facility could be commercial scale in five years.

December 15, 2011 More

Researchers pioneer thermal deoxygenation as path to drop-in biofuels

In Maine, researchers at the University of Maine have developed a process that turn cellulosic materials and MSW into hydrocarbon fuel oil that can be used like a drop-in fuel, though it would need to be refined like any other fossil-based oil in order to meet emissions standards when used in vehicles. The process is […]

November 3, 2011 More

DOE awards $36M to six projects for drop-in fuels, chemicals

LS9, Virent, Genomatica, HCL CleanTech among the winners, as DOE fosters replacement of “entire barrel of oil” in latest funding round In Washington, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects that will advance the technology improvements and process integration needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and […]

June 13, 2011 More

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 will win in NABC drop-in fuels consortium cut-off?

The NABC drop-in biofuels consortium now six months underway, approaches a Fall 2011 decision point. Three technologies out of six will advance. Who will win, who might lose out? Make your own picks in our Digest NABC Bracket Contest. Enter the Digest’s NABC Bracket Contest, here. One lucky winner will receive a free pass to […]

March 18, 2011 | 3 Comments More