Alternative Energy - Technology

BP Invests In Fulcrum BioEnergy; Inks Biojet Offtake Agreement

Pleasanton, Calif.-based advanced biofuel developer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. and BP Plc recently announced that they signed a strategic partnership that includes a $30-million equity investment in Fulcrum by BP.

Nov 8, 2016

NREL Research Unveils Bacterium That Uses CO2 To Make Biofuels

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently made the surprise discovery that a metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in a microorganism capable of breaking down and fermenting cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, including hydrogen and hydrocarbons.

Nov 1, 2016

ORNL Research Uncovers Novel CO2-To-Ethanol Scheme

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently discovered an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn CO2, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. 

Oct 28, 2016

Microvi Nabs DOE Award For Biogas Conversion Technology

San Francisco-based Microvi recently announced that it has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a new biocatalytic technology that converts methane and CO2 in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals.

Oct 14, 2016

NREL Touts Pilot Plant For Co-Processing Biomass Streams With Petroleum

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R. Grace and pilot plant designer Zeton Inc., have built a unique pilot-scale facility that can produce biomass-derived fuel intermediates with existing petroleum refinery infrastructure.

Oct 14, 2016

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Tout Bio-Isobutene From Wheat Straw

France-based Global Bioenergies and Clariant recently announced that they have successfully produced the first batches of bio-based isobutene from wheat straw hydrolysis at the industrial pilot plant in Pomacle-Bazancourt, near Reims in France.

Oct 6, 2016