Alternative Fuels

Prices
Policy
Industry & Facility

U.S. DOE Doles Out Advanced-Biofuel Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals that are expected to help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass.

International Developments
Industry & Facility
Technology

Genscape, First Environment Team on Bio-Methane QAP

Louisville, Ky.-based data and market intelligence firm Genscape has formed a new strategic partnership with Boonton, N.J.-based First Environment Inc. to provide Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) services for bio-methane related pathways.

Technology
International Developments
Industry & Facility

Cleaning Up With Cellulosic Ethanol

DuPont and Proctor and Gamble (P/G) plan to use cellulosic ethanol instead of corn-based ethanol as an ingredient in North American “Tide” laundry detergent, a first for the consumer product.

Industry & Facility

Global Renewable-Energy Spending on Healthy Upswing

Global renewable-energy investment in the first three quarters of this year was 16% ahead of the same period in 2013—at $175 billion—nearly ensuring that 2014 will see a rebound in dollars invested following two years of decline, recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows.