Alternative Fuels

Industry & Facility
Technology

Virent Earns EPA Certification for Biogasoline Blend

Madison, Wis.-based biorefining-technology developer Virent Energy Systems recently announced it received Part 79 fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its trademarked “BioForm Gasoline” in blends of up to 45%.

Policy
Technology

Enhancing Biofuel Yields With Biomass

University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering researchers discovered a versatile, nearly non-toxic and efficient process for converting raw agricultural and forestry residues and other plant matter (i.e. lignocellulosic biomass) into biofuels and chemicals.

Policy

N.C. District Court Upholds Ethanol-Blending Law

The North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association announced August 14 that the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina upheld the state’s law designed to expand ethanol blending opportunities for marketers.

Policy
Policy

Greens to Sue U.S. EPA Over Aviation GHGs

“Green” advocacy groups Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth announced August 5 that they filed a “notice of intent to sue” since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to take action to slash aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Industry & Facility

USDA Forecasts Record 2014 Corn Yield

U.S. corn production for 2014/2015 will reach 14.032 billion bushels, with an average yield of 167.4 bushels per acre—up 2.1 bushels from July’s forecast—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

Industry & Facility

Global Aviation Biofuels Prepared For Takeoff

Aviation and marine biofuels are predicted to be among the fastest-growing segments of the global biofuels market and, if recent collaborations in the aviation-biofuels sector are any indication, the industry is primed to take off faster than originally thought.

Industry & Facility

Canada's Lignol Considering Merger or Sale

Vancouver, Canada-based Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC) recently released a “going concern” statement that it’s in discussions with respect to several commercial transactions, from the sale or merger of each of the company’s respective holdings to a sale or merger with LEC itself.