Tag: EBI

A new path to renewable diesel from biomass

“Pack Up Your (renewable fuel) Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag”, say Berkeley researchers, who transform an old WWI-era process into a route to renewable diesel. If the Digest possessed a magic wand and could change just one thing about the production of biofuels in the United States – it would be to give the […]

November 8, 2012 More

Biofuels can provide 30 percent of US transport fuel by 2037: researchers

In California, writing in The Scientist, Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville of the Energy Biosciences Institute of the University of California, Berkeley, projected that biofuels can be scaled sufficiently to provide 30 percent of US transport fuels by 2037. “Approximately 18 percent of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, including much of the 600 million hectares of […]

July 6, 2012 More

“Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI’s Chris Somerville isn’t worried.”

Today on Twitter. cdcmorrisonmn: Geographic location of Little Falls-based ethanol plant is key for success. #Ethanol #Morrison #Econdev apeterka: Greenwire explores what end of controversial subsidy means for #ethanol industry MtnMD: Canola oil has many non-food uses including industrial lubricant, biofuels, candles, makeup, ink. GLBioenergy: Great article on #cellulosic #biofuels from waste, featuring researcher Bruce […]

December 21, 2011 More

"Biofuels may have been slow to scale up, but the EBI's Chris Somerville isn't worried."

Today on Twitter. cdcmorrisonmn: Geographic location of Little Falls-based ethanol plant is key for success. #Ethanol #Morrison #Econdev apeterka: Greenwire explores what end of controversial subsidy means for #ethanol industry MtnMD: Canola oil has many non-food uses including industrial lubricant, biofuels, candles, makeup, ink. GLBioenergy: Great article on #cellulosic #biofuels from waste, featuring researcher Bruce […]

December 21, 2011 More

Lower ethanol prices? Researchers say gene discovery increases fermentation.

In California, Energy Biosciences Institute, researchers have found a gene they named AXY4, in a model plant that exhibits a 20-45% reduction in xyloglucan O-acetylation.  This chemical can inhibits a microbe’s ability to ferment sugars.  The researchers found that blocking the expression of AXY4 in their model plant eliminated xyloglucan O-acetylation.  For every 20% drop […]

November 18, 2011 More

Algal Fuels: Just around the Corner or 10 years away?

In California, a new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more longterm research, development and demonstration. “It is clear,” the EBI scientists conclude, “that algal oil production will be neither quick nor plentiful – 10 years is a reasonable projection for […]

November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments More

EBI scientists publish far-ranging "Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels" report

In California, Energy Biosciences Institute director Director Chris Somerville of the University of California, Berkeley, and Deputy Director Steve Long of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were co-authors of “Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels”. The report concluded that a diversity of plant species, adaptable to the climate and soil conditions of specific regions of the […]

August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More