In September, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET LLC proved that its technology that converts agricultural residue into renewable fuel is viable during the grand opening of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
The global aviation industry has committed to aggressive goals to reduce its GHG emissions, including achieving carbon neutral growth by 2020 and reducing emissions by 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. Global renewable products company Amyris and major French energy company Total, have partnered to produce and deliver a new renewable biofuel for the aviation industry that will help it meet these aggressive goals.
Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Essential Consulting Oregon, LLC (EC Oregon) has built up an impressive résumé when it comes to the planning and implementation of U.S. biogas projects. In that time period, the company has provided dozens of feasibility studies, performed GIS mapping in several states, and provided services for the development of four full-scale biogas plants.
A unique program in Nigeria, a country located on the southwest coast of Africa by the Gulf of Guinea, seeks to solve two pressing problems with one solution. The country needs power, and the country suffers from too much garbage. Take a look at the innovative new project that is being piloted there in order to kill two birds with just one stone.
Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar industry, are now hoping to give corn a run for its bioenergy money.
Traditional biomass accounts for some 9 percent of the world’s total energy requirements, still more than is provided by modern renewables collectively. Nonetheless, modern renewables, and modern biomass with it, is catching up fast. The share of traditional biomass fuels has remained fairly static over the last decade or two, while modern renewables have soared.