Washington, D.C.—The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) welcomes five new member companies: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Honeywell UOP, AMERIgreen, ICOF, and AltAir Fuels. With the addition of these companies, ABFA now represents more than three Read More
Washington, D.C.—The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) welcomes five new member companies: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Honeywell UOP, AMERIgreen, ICOF, and AltAir Fuels. With the addition of these companies, ABFA now represents more than three Read More
Washington, D.C. – Following many years of tremendous service to the biofuels industry in his capacity as the first Chairman of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) and Chief Executive Officer of Virent, Read More
ABFA member Velocys announced that the first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under Read More
ABFA member Gevo announced today that the EPA approved pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, MN plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS). This is Read More
ABFA member Velocys plc announced today that construction of ENVIA Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City is now complete. Learn more about the plant and this exciting accomplishment.
ABFA member Virent recently announced it will be acquired by Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company. The acquisition will support the commercialization of Virent’s technology for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals. Read More
ABFA member, Ensyn, has broken ground on a new commercial biocrude production facility in Quebec, Canada. Learn more about the project here: Ensyn – CN Release 2016.7.13 As Issued
Today the board of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) welcomed three new member companies and announced new Executive Committee representatives.
ABFA President Michael McAdams provided the following comment on Tesoro’s newly announced partnership with Fulcrum, Virent and Ensyn: “This is a significant partnership and can help expedite the ability to put drop Read More
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a conditional commitment for a $70 million loan guarantee to help build a cellulosic biorefinery in central Georgia. USDA is providing the loan guarantee conditional commitment, an important milestone in the ongoing development of the project, through its Biorefinery Assistance Program.
Dr. Robert Graham, Chairman of Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn), is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline. This approval, pursuant to Title 40 CFR Part 79 promulgated under the Clean Air Act, is required for the sale of RFGasoline into U.S. commerce.
Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel.
China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate ChangeSeptember 24th, 2015
U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Co. Ltd. to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for China’s three biggest challenges: access to clean air, clean water and sustainable fuels.
Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions. A number of engine and vehicle tests have been carried out across a number of key research institutes Read More
Oberon Fuels Partners With Ford & FVV On 3-Year, €3.5 Million Project To Build And Test World’s First Production Passenger Car Powered By DMESeptember 14th, 2015
Oberon Fuels, Inc., the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether in North America, is partnering with Ford Motor Company, Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V., and other FVV member companies on a 3-year, €3.5 million project to research, analyze and test the potential of DME and oligomethyl ether fuel in passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks, and ultimately build the world’s first production passenger car powered by DME for on-road testing.
Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management, LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Fla., commercial demonstration module.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) have listed Neste in the DJSI World Index for the ninth time in a row. Neste ranks highly especially with regard to water related issues, as well as environmental and social reporting.
Velocys plc, the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that the manufacture of the full-scale commercial Fischer-Tropsch reactors for ENVIA Energy’s Oklahoma City GTL project is complete.
Dr. Robert Graham, CEO and Chairman of Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn), is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable diesel product, RFDiesel.
Today, Advanced Biofuels Association’s (ABFA) member Gevo, Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC, entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, aimed at leveraging each other’s strengths and accelerating development of competitive supply for bio-based isobutanol (full press release below, following quote). In response to this announcement, ABFA President, Michael McAdams issued the following statement.
Gevo Announces First Pump Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline at Express Lube Service Station in Texas: Sales Focused at Owners of Boats, Outdoor Equipment and Off-Road Vehicles
UPS® today announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world.
Algenol has just received the prestigious 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award, at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. for its environmental benefits concerning climate change.
Today, ABFA celebrates two of its extraordinary members for being among the five companies to be honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.
A team of motorsport enthusiasts will drive from Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of renewable fuel in June 21-26, 2015. This is made possible by NEXBTL renewable fuel that is produced from bio-based raw materials by Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel.
National Marine Manufacturers Association Endorses Use of Gevo’s Isobutanol in the Marine Fuel MarketJune 17th, 2015
Gevo, Inc., received a key endorsement today for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support and recommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines.
The world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, Neste is going Google by introducing Google Drive for Work services to its personnel globally.
Ensyn Fuels Inc. (“Ensyn Fuels”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal LLC (“Youngstown Thermal”) for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel.
As of June 1, Neste Oil’s official name is Neste Oyj in Finnish, Neste Abp in Swedish and Neste Corporation in English. The Annual General Meeting decided to drop the word Oil from the name on April 1, 2015. The name change reflects the company’s transformation from a traditional oil refiner to a global pioneer in renewable fuels.
Gevo, Inc. announced today that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).
Algenol Invited by the US Dept. Of Energy and US Dept. Of Commerce to Participate in Business Development Mission to ChinaApril 7th, 2015
Algenol proves, once again, to be a global leader in the commercialization of advanced biofuels from CO2, as they join the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, on a business development mission to China.
California based Propel Fuels has launched California’s most advanced low carbon diesel fuel called Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at its retail stations.
Gevo, Inc., announced today that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has purchased Gevo’s renewable Alcohol-to-Jet fuel (ATJ) for aviation use at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH.
Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle FuelFebruary 27th, 2015
Oberon Fuels, Inc., the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether in North America, announced today that DME is now approved for use as vehicle fuel in the state of California.
Major Existing Investor Expands Commitment to Company Funding Accelerates Commercialization of Game-Changing Technology
Algenol and Reliance Industries Ltd., have successfully deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, the world’s largest.
Algenol announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120 million litres of renewable UPM BioVerno diesel yearly.
In June 2014, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol at Luverne, with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to ethanol production. Gevo had articulated a goal of reaching isobutanol production levels of 50-100 thousand gallons per month by the end of 2014. In the month of December, Gevo produced over 50 thousand gallons of isobutanol, meeting the Company’s stated goal.
UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and present a list of joint measures to be carried out to promote sustainability.
Gevo Signs Letter of Intent With Highlands EnviroFuels to License Isobutanol Technology for Florida PlantNovember 25th, 2014
Plant to Convert Sugar Cane and Sweet Sorghum to 20-25 Million Gallons Per Year of Isobutanol
Ensyn is pleased to announce that it has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and that Ensyn’s D7 cellulosic RINs have received QAP certification.
Gevo, Inc., the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced that it is selling renewable isooctane to Total for formulation in to Formula 1® racing fuel. The Total racing fuel incorporating Gevo’s renewable isooctane is being used by the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team and has achieved Grand Prix victories in Canada, Hungary and Belgium.
Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from microalgae for commercial use in a wide range of industries. The company will be honored today in a ceremony in the nation’s capital. Solazyme’s win represents the first time this technology that harnesses the power of microalgae to produce high performing, sustainable, healthy and environmentally-friendly products has been recognized by this prestigious award.
Cool Planet Energy Systems today was issued a $91MM conditional commitment from the United States Department of Agriculture for a loan guarantee to support construction of the company’s first commercial manufacturing plant. The facility will be located at the Port of Alexandria, Louisiana.
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that its advanced process technology will be used to produce renewable diesel for the U.S. military through the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project.
Virent announced today the appointment of Edgar Steenwinkel as the company’s Vice President of Research and Development. Steenwinkel will lead technology development efforts of Virent’s BioForming® platform in preparation of commercialization of its biofuel and biobased chemicals.
GranBio, the 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company, has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation (2G) ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1, unit built in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 million liters of ethanol per year.
Gevo, Inc. today reported an update on the progress of the Side-by-Side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, MN. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol, with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to ethanol production. With the completion of the last phase of capital for SBS, Gevo has begun to produce and ship isobutanol in railcar volumes.
Virent announced today that The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in the company’s development and commercialization of its bio-based paraxylene, BioFormPX™. This investment will enable Virent to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX™ material at their demonstration plant in Madison, WI.
Oberon Fuels Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to announce plans to commercialize biogas-based dimethyl ether (“DME”) fuel production in North America, announced today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has approved its DME for inclusion under the Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS”). Oberon’s biogas-based DME is now eligible for high value D-Code 3 (cellulosic) and D-Code 5 (advanced) renewable identification numbers (“RINs”) under the RFS. The EPA determined that biogas-based DME produced from the Oberon process resulted in an approximate 68% reduction in greenhouse gases when compared to baseline diesel fuel.
Virent announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its BioForm® Gasoline in blends of up to 45%. As a registered fuel, Virent’s biogasoline can now be used in on-highway motor vehicles.
Sapphire Energy, Inc., a global leader of algae cultivation technologies, today announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down from her post effective immediately. She will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors.
REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC, announced today it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.
INVISTA and LanzaTech signed a research and development agreement focused on the development of gas-fermentation process technology for the production of industrial chemicals from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas (CO2 and H2) feedstocks.
To demonstrate the advantages of growing miscanthus, the University of Iowa invited the public Wednesday, May 7. to the planting of a 15-acre pilot field on a farm south of Iowa City.
Repreve Renewables Deploys Innovative Biomass Crop System, Key Component Of Meeting Increased Demand For End ProductsMay 1st, 2014
Working with Farmers and Landowners to grow Giant Miscanthus grass (Greensboro, NC) – REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC, is collaborating with farmers and landowners in the United States to grow giant miscanthus grass for Read More
Cool Planet Energy Systems, the company bringing carbon-negative technology to the world’s energy, agriculture and water markets, announced today that it has successfully closed on its targeted $100 million Series D financing.
Amyris and Kuraray Co., Ltd., a pioneering global chemical products company with a long history of commercializing a range of resins, fibers, textiles and other materials, announced today the expansion and extension of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene®, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene.
Gevo, Inc. today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and provided an update on recent corporate highlights.
LanzaTech, a company changing the way the world thinks about waste carbon, has attracted new strategic investors in key target markets. LanzaTech’s disruptive carbon capture and utilization technology provides a capital-efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Velocys plc (VLS.L), the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that it has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management, NRG Energy (NRG), and Ventech Engineers International (Ventech) to develop gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants in the United States and other select geographies.
Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, broke ground today on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, Louisiana, dubbed Project Genesis.
Neste Oil produced enough renewable fuel from waste and residues last year to power over 1 million carsFebruary 4th, 2014
Neste Oil used more waste and residues than vegetable oil to produce renewable fuel for the first time in 2013.
Neste Oil has been ranked the world’s sixth most sustainable company in The Global 100 for 2014.
At today’s ICIS Innovation Awards in London, winners Renmatix and Virent announced a strategic collaboration to convert affordable cellulosic sugars to renewable chemicals and bio-based packaging materials.
Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), an integrated energy manufacturing and logistics company, announced a strategic joint development agreement aimed at taking production of algae crude oil a significant step toward commercialization.
Honeywell today announced it has been selected by Transport for London to provide its Fusion4 technology to allow biofuels used in London buses to be blended directly at London bus depots.
Neste Oil is the world’s first company to be awarded an RSPO-RED Supply Chain certificate under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) new, more demanding certification system. The certificate covers the Read More
USDA Announces Cool Planet and The Bioenergy Alliance Network of The Rockies Receive $10 Million to Develop Sustainable Biofuels from Beetle-Killed WoodNovember 27th, 2013
(Denver, CO) – Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale bio-refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar, as a member of the Bioenergy Alliance Network Read More
Leading Airline in Brazil Seeks to Use Amyris’s Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel Following Industry Validation and Regulatory Approvals
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a high-growth specialty chemicals company, announced today that it has authorized the next significant stage of its second world-scale biorefinery in Natchez, Miss., in order to expand production of its Inherent™ renewable building blocks in 2016.
KiOR, Inc. announced today the execution of $100 million in committed equity related financing in two separate private placement transactions to support the Company’s recently announced expansion of production capacity in Columbus, Mississippi, called the Columbus II Project.
Virent has been awarded the 2013 ICIS Chemical Business Innovation Award, winning the Best Sustainability Innovation category for the development of its process that converts plant sugars into paraxylene (PX) for renewable, recyclable packaging and fibers
Amyris announced that its farnesene plant in Brazil has achieved the production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period. Amyris’s Chief Executive Officer John Melo will speak later today at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLCNext) today in San Francisco, California.
KiOR, Inc. announced today that it is pursuing plans to double production capacity at its Columbus, Mississippi, cellulosic fuels facility through construction of a second facility incorporating KiOR’s commercially proven technology.
Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and Unilever, one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, announced today that they have executed a commercial supply agreement for the first partnered Solazyme Tailored™ Algal Oil.
Yesterday, the Energy Department’s ARPA-E announced $66 million in awards for “transformational energy” technologies for 33 projects
KiOR, Inc. provided today an update on the operations at its Columbus, Mississippi, facility in response to the volumes and Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, listed in the EPA Moderated Transaction Systems monthly report issued on September 18, 2013.
Today the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) announced the results of a collaborative study that determined algae biofuels offer a competitive energy return on investment (EROI) and a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when compared to petroleum and other biofuels.
Funding from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E agency will support cutting edge research to create transportation fuels from methane
Neste Oil has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the seventh year in succession according to the official list published on 12 September.
Neste Oil and Raisioagro to research the potential of straw as a renewable fuel feedstock Neste Oil and Raisioagro have launched a research project to investigate the potential of straw as a Read More
Cool Planet Locates Their First 10 Million Gallon Renewable Gasoline Refinery in Alexandria, LouisianaAugust 26th, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale biorefineries which convert non-food biomass into gasoline, jet fuel, and soil enhancing biochar, today announced the location of their first commercial biorefinery in Alexandria, Louisiana.
LanzaTech Partners with India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research to Directly Produce Low Carbon Fuels from Waste CO2 Expands LanzaTech’s footprint in India and showcases versatility of LanzaTech’s technologyAugust 14th, 2013
LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation, Ltd. (IOC) and the Indian government’s Department for Biotechnology (DBT), to create a novel process for the direct production of low carbon fuels from industrial carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions.
(Englewood, CO) – Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of bio-based isobutanol, today announced that it has brought its second million liter fermenter and GIFT® system online at its Luverne, Read More
Sapphire Energy, Inc. today announced it has paid off the entire loan guarantee awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Dec. 2009, the company was awarded a $54.5 million loan guarantee through the Biorefinery Assistance Program, administered by the USDA Rural Development-Cooperative Service, to build a fully integrated, algae-to-crude oil commercial demonstration facility in Columbus, N. M. In partnership with the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy, Sapphire Energy developed and implemented its facility, known as the Green Crude Farm, on time and on budget. Today, the Farm is operational and producing renewable crude oil on a continuous basis.
Gevo Supplies U.S. Coast Guard With Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline Fuel to be Used for Testing in Marine Engine ApplicationsJuly 24th, 2013
Gevo, Inc. has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1% renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline for engine testing.
Viesel Fuel, LLC announced that they have completed the upgrade of the Viesel Fuel facility to produce biodiesel using an enzymatic process developed by Novozymes of Denmark.
The FT microchannel reactor technology developed by the Oxford Catalysts Group and marketed under the brand name Velocys, has been selected for use in the design and possible construction of a commercial Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) plant in the USA.
Amyris and Total Announce Successful Demonstration Flight with Renewable Jet Fuel During Paris Air ShowJune 20th, 2013
Amyris and Total announced today a successful demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show using a breakthrough technology that converts plant sugars into renewable jet fuel.
Successful Construction and Operation of New Demonstration Plant under $1.5 Million FAA Award Produces Drop-In Jet Fuel from 100% Renewable Plant Sugars
Brawley, CA & Wilmington, NC & Tortona, Italy (PRWEB) Canergy, LLC, an advanced biofuels company based in California that is focused on the production of ultra-low carbon intensity ethanol from sustainable non-food Read More
Neste Oil had a good start to the year and recorded a strong result during the first quarter. The Group’s comparable operating profit was EUR 135 million.
Sapphire Achieves Major Milestone with Continuous Green Crude Oil Production
LanzaTech’s carbon utilization technology reduces emissions while creating valuable commodities
Amyris’s Renewable Farnesene, Produced From Sugarcane, Will be Used for a Variety of Specialty Chemical and Fuel Applications
Second Cellulosic Ethanol Deal Announced: Sweetwater Energy and Front Range Energy Sign 15-Year, $100 Million DealJanuary 16th, 2013
Sweetwater Energy, Inc., a Rochester NY-based cellulosic sugar producer, today announced a 15-year commercial agreement with Windsor, Colorado-based Front Range Energy, to generate cellulosic ethanol at Front Range’s current corn-ethanol facility.