Green Fuels Lab Opens in Australia

Joanna Schroeder

A new advanced green fuels laboratory developed and constructed by Southern Oil Refining (SOR) has opened in Yarwun, near Gladstone in QLD Australia. The lab is one step in Southern Oil’s goal of completing a commercial-scale biorefinery in the country. The facility will research biocrude and biofuels technologies and came to fruition with the help of the Australian Renewable Energy …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, green diesel

Process to Make Renewable Fuel for Under $1/Gallon

John Davis

A new process looks to make renewable fuel out of algae, waste water and even vegetable for under $1 per gallon. Duckweed USA says its new thermodynamically reversible process can make clean jet fuel, diesel fuel or gasoline from the less common feedstocks. Using the patented Linear Venturi Kinetic Nozzle changes the aquatic-mass-to-energy process to one that requires no high-heat …

algae, biofuels, biojet fuel, green diesel, Waste-to-Energy

Kansas Ethanol Plant to Add Renewable Diesel Ops

John Davis

A Kansas ethanol maker is going to integrate a renewable diesel operation into its facility. East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE) says it will soon start building and hopes to complete construction within about a year of the 3 million gallon per year facility at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas that will make renewable diesel from the corn distillers oil …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, green diesel

Analysis: Surviving Without Biodiesel Tax Credit

John Davis

While the expiration of the federal $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) has been pretty tough on the industry this year, some biodiesel makers could survive without it. This analysis from The Motley Fool, a website that looks at investments, points to how biodiesel giant Renewable Energy Group and renderer and renewable diesel maker Darling International have business models that seem …

Biodiesel, Government, green diesel, Legislation, REG

Boeing Looks to Get Green Diesel Approval

John Davis

Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing wants the government to approve its plan of using renewable or “green” diesel. This story from TriplePundit.com says the company is appealing to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other stakeholders to get permission to fly its planes on biodiesel’s close (but chemically different) cousin. “Boeing wants to establish new pathways for sustainable jet fuel, …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, green diesel

KiOR Breaks Ground, Signs FedEx

Joanna Schroeder

KiOR has had a busy week. They recently announced a ground fuel supply agreement with FedEx. Under the agreement, KiOR will supply renewable diesel blendstocks for purchase by affiliates of FedEx Corporate Services. This is the company’s first end-user agreement. The oil will be produced at the company’s first commercial production facility in Columbus, Mississippi that is scheduled to go …

biofuels, green diesel, Oil

Camelina-Based Biojet Fuel On Course For Success

Joanna Schroeder

According to a recent peer-reviewed paper published in the journal of Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, camelina-based biojet fuel reduces CO2 emissions by 75 percent compared to traditional petroleum-based jet fuel. The study also found that “green diesel” made through the same process reduces CO2 emissions by 80 percent. “This peer-reviewed analysis proves what we’ve known for a long time …

Biodiesel, biojet fuel, green diesel