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23 August 2010

Manufacturer Dow Corning to install biomass plant in US

Silicone product supplier Dow Corning plans to install a biomass-powered energy facility at its US manufacturing site in the Midland area of Michigan.

19 August 2010

Edinburgh Napier University looks to bring whisky biofuel to the pump

Edinburgh Napier University in the UK has filed a patent for a new biofuel made from whisky by-products that can be used in ordinary cars without any adaptations and has announced plans to create a spin-out company to take the new fuel to market in a bid to make it available at petrol pumps.

19 August 2010

Quercia landfill project will use ENER-G biomass technology to sell energy to grid

Quercia, an affiliate of UK company Neales Waste Management, has entered into a partnership to use ENER-G Natural Power’s biomass generation technology to convert methane from its landfill waste project into an estimated minimum of 1136kW of power.

19 August 2010

Montana coal and biomass-to-liquid pilot looks for financing from Department of Energy

A coal and biomass-to-liquid pilot (CBTL) project in the US state of Montana is likely to be the recipient of funding under a recent Energy and Water Appropriations bill that has released $20m in financing to be allocated by the Department of Energy.

19 August 2010

GreenHunter Energy pipeline inspires hope after disappointing quarter

The management board of diversified renewable energy company GreenHunter Energy remains hopeful that the rest of the year will yield progress on its initiatives after its loss mounted to $1.5m in the second quarter compared to a loss of $1.1m in the comparable period last year.

19 August 2010

Poet harvests biomass for planned Liberty cellulosic ethanol project

Biofuel company Poet has started the commercial biomass harvest for its planned Liberty cellulosic ethanol project.

17 August 2010

Nexterra Systems secures multi-million dollar contract to install biomass combined heat and power system

Biomass gasification system supplier Nexterra Systems has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to supply and install a biomass combined heat and power system at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver campus. No further financial details were disclosed.

17 August 2010

FuelCell Energy sells first biogas plant under distribution agreement

Clean technology manufacturer FuelCell Energy has sold a 1.4MW biogas fuel cell power plant to G3 Power Systems, which will be installed at Olivera Egg Ranch in California, US.

17 August 2010

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels expands capabilities, changes name

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, a US company that produces renewable fuels from non-food cellulosic wastes, has changed its name to BlueFire Renewables as part of a plan to vertically integrate its technology with the renewable energy industry.

16 August 2010

Oxford Catalysts technology on track for commercialisation

Clean fuel technology developer Oxford Catalysts Group said it is on track to secure a commercial order after early promising demonstration of its Fischer-Tropsch pilot unit, on the condition of it meeting certain technical milestones set out by its preferred partner SGC Energia.

16 August 2010

Biofuel technology developer Gevo signals intention to go public

Advanced biofuels company Gevo has signalled its intention to hold an initial public offering in order to progress its aim of commercialising bio-based alternatives to petroleum products.

16 August 2010

Cosan hits record earnings, nears joint venture close with Shell

Brazilian bioenergy and sugarcane producer Cosan’s planned joint biofuel venture with Royal Dutch Shell is nearing realisation, the company’s CEO said as it reported record EBITDA for the latest quarter on the back of higher volume and transportation of its products.

13 August 2010

Biomass producer PetroAlgae files for IPO

Biomass producer PetroAlgae has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its proposed initial public offering.

11 August 2010

GreenShift cuts debt by just under a quarter, secures payback extension

Cleantech developer GreenShift has reduced the balance of convertible debt it held with YA Global by just under a quarter and extended the payback date of what is still owed to enable it to move forward with securing new business.

10 August 2010

Biomass technology developer Rentech’s revenues crash

Biomass technology developer Rentech’s revenue crashed to $49.8m for the third quarter of 2010 in comparison to $93.3m in 2009, leaving it $1.7m in loss compared to reaping a net income of $33.6m for the same period in 2009.

9 August 2010

Solazyme raises $52m to bring micro-algae biofuel products to market

Algae biofuel business Solazyme has raised $52m in a financing round led by Braemar Energy Ventures and new investor Morgan Stanley, which will help bring its products into commercialisation.

9 August 2010

New Earth Solutions diverts waste from Cardiff landfills

New Earth Solutions will divert garden and food waste from landfills in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, instead turning it into recycled compost, as the result of a new interim agreement formed with Cardiff Council.

9 August 2010

Gavilon expands biomass business

Energy business Gavilon has established a new office in Houston, Texas to support the company’s biomass marketing business and other energy segments, in a move it said will provide a platform for new refining activities.

9 August 2010

REG opens its largest biodiesel production facility, formerly shut by bankrupt Nova Biosource

Renewable Energy Group (REG) will unveil its largest biodiesel production facility this Thursday, which was previously shuttered by its former owner, bankrupt biofuel company Nova Biosource Fuels.

9 August 2010

Biofuel innovator Gevo acquires Agri-Energy’s US ethanol facility

Privately-held renewable chemicals and biofuels company Gevo has signed definitive agreements to acquire Agri-Energy’s ethanol production facility located in Luverne in the US state of Minnesota, which the company said will take it a step closer to commercialising its ground-breaking renewable isobutanol.

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