BioFuel

In Kenya, An Entrepreneur Is Using Biodiesel To Fight Climate Change

Kitui Industries, started experimenting with biodiesel in 2008, when oil prices were peaking. This alternative fuel produced from vegetable oil is obtained from crushing cotton seed, and can replace conventional diesel. ...

Novozymes Ignites Yeast Wars

Novozymes (Copenhagen:NZYM-B; OTC:NVZMY) moved into yeast this week with a new organism, Innova Drive. It’s saccharomyces cerevisae — the workhouse yeast that has been powering wine fermentation since the days of Noah and the Ark. But here’s a new strain engineered to cut fermentation time ...

New Biodiesel Vehicles and Emissions Reduction Estimates

The makers of the world’s favorite advanced biofuel — a/k/a the biodiesel industry — descended upon Texas to mingle, make and renew ties at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. And, to champion new ideas and find new supply chain and distribution partners. Bummer that there wasn’t a bio ...

Biodiesel Tax Credit Back In US Budget Deal

by Jim Lane In Washington, the US Congress passed its budget deal, and among the items in the deal was a retroactive restoration of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit for 2017. The bill did not include a provision for 2018 and future years. The budget compromise had run into headwinds in th ...

Beets to Gas

by Debra Fiakas, CFA In recent weeks management from Global Bioenergies (ALGBE: EURONEXT)made the rounds among New York City investors. The French specialty chemical developer is trying to win new friends in the U.S. for its bio-isobutene made through the fermentation of organic materials. Isobute ...

Biofuels M&A: 2017 Review and Outlook

by Bruce Comer, Ocean Park Advisors More industry players chose to develop and build new capacity rather than buy plants The North American biofuels industry experienced the fewest merger and acquisition transactions in recent history in 2017. There were only six M&A transactions, with a total esti ...

Efficient Engine Startup EtaGen Attracts High-Profile Strategic Investors

A new type of ultra-efficient engine has been attracting the attention of several big-name investors.  The startup EtaGen, founded in 2010, announced recently that it has raised an $83 million Series C round of funding, including from power company AEP, and the venture arms of oil giant Statoil ...

Global 100 progress report

From transportation to electricity generation, technological advancements are shifting the ways we shop, work, live and move around. One remarkable statistic released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance last month showed prices for lithium-ion battery packs dropping 24 per cent in 2016 alone – a vita ...

Fiberight: A Deep-Dive Into Trash To Find Cash

by Jim Lane. Biofuels Digest This week Fiberight secured $70 million for a municipal solid waste center that should be in operation by this May. The high-tech facility will convert 180,000 tons of trash each year from more than 100 Maine towns into biofuel at a 144,000-square-foot steel frame fac ...

Xebec CEO Kurt Sorschak talks to Cantech Letter

Kurt Sorschak Quebec-based Xebec (TSX:XBC) is a lesson in patience. For the better part of a decade CEO Kurt Sorschak toiled in relative obscurity, building a cleantech company he felt would have increasing relevance as the years passed. But for a time, Xebec, which develops, builds, sells and se ...