MSU explores biomass cascade conversion

Michigan State U. (MSU) scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by an approximately $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, unites faculty from the MSU departments of Biosystems…

USDA and DOE announce up to $9M for biomass R&D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that up to $9 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to increase the nation’s…

BETO Hosting Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting an Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23-24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The event will feature facilitated discussions focused on gathering stakeholder input on innovative… [Read the full story]

DOE requests info on bioproducts process verification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot- or process development-scale facilities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels…

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil/Gas Field Wastewater

OriginOil, Inc. has filed two patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office describing its unique technology for processing solids in solution. The technology is expected to find immediate application…

B.A.L. Development Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels

A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (B.A.L.), has developed technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of macroalgae as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical…

WMU Team Extracting Bioalcohols from Algae

Ursula Zerilli reports in the Kalamazoo Gazette that Western Michigan University’s Bronco Biodiesel, a team created by WMU chemistry faculty members John Miller and Steve Bertman, is extracting bioalcohols…

USDA Rates Feedstocks for Biofuels

From Cole Gustafson, Biofuels Economist at NDSU Extension Service comes a story in the Western Farm Press that a US Department of Agriculture-funded study is developing new pricing…