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Biorefining Monthly Update – 2017/10



NEWS IN BRIEF

Gevo to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Virgin Australia at Brisbane Airport.
Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system.
Gevo will supply the ATJ from its hydrocarbon plant based in Silsbee (Texas). It is derived from isobutanol produced at its commercial plant located in Luverne (Minnesota).
First test flights expected to be flown through the end of 2018.
Date of the press release
03/10/2017
Topics
ALCOHOL-TO-JET; ISOBUTANOL.
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Aemetis commercializes advanced enzymatic biodiesel process.
Universal Biofuels (subsidiary of Aemetis in India) achieved a major milestone in the commercial production of advanced enzymatic biodiesel by processing one million pounds of low cost waste feedstock unsuitable for use in traditional biodiesel production facilities.
In April 2017, Aemetis filed a patent on the proprietary pretreatment process used by Universal Biofuels to enable the enzymatic processing of waste oil feedstock to biodiesel.
Date of the press release
05/10/2017
Topics
BIODIESEL.

US DOE’s National Labs (NREL, ANL and ORNL) to collaborate with Gevo to optimize catalyst performance of an Ethanol-to-Olefins (ETO) process.
Gevo is developing its ETO technology, a process using ethanol as a feedstock for the production of tailored mixes of isobutylene, propylene, hydrogen and acetone.
Date of the press release
09/10/2017
Topics
ETHANOL-TO-OLEFINS.

ExxonMobil expands New Jersey Research and Engineering Center including advancing algae biofuel and carbon capture technologies.
It is expected to be completed in 2019.
Date of the press release
13/10/2017
Topics
ALGAL BIOREFINERY.

BioEnergy International AG (BDI) invests roughly 16 M€ in the construction of an industrial plant for production of algae biomass.
The highly automated plant will be located at Hartberg (Styria, Austria).
It is based on an in-door breeding and fully closed system.
As a first step, BDI together with 100% daughter company BioLife Science GmbH will produce algae based additives for the food supplement and cosmetic industry.
Date of the press release
17/10/2017
Topics
ALGAL BIOREFINERY.

Northwestern Engineering will lead a new center dedicated to accelerating the production of sustainable, low-cost biofuels and chemicals.
Called the Clostridia Foundry for Biosystems Design, the multi-institutional center has received a five-year, 12 M$ grant from the US Department of Energy. The center’s researchers (from Northwestern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and LanzaTech) will focus on clostridia, a bacterium that metabolizes carbon to produce fuel.
Date of the press release
17/10/2017
Topics
BIOFUELS; SUSTAINABLE CHEMICALS; CLOSTRIDIA.

Velocys confirms the site of its first biorefinery in USA.
It will be located in Natchez (Adams County, Mississippi). Velocys has been offered an attractive package of economic development incentives to locate the plant at this site.
Date of the press release
20/10/2017
Topics
SYNGAS PLATFORM; COMMERCIAL BIOREFINERIES.
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Figure 1. Model of the algae biomass production plant of BDI (extracted from the company website)


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INTERESTING LINKS AND RESOURCES

- Web page of the URBIOFIN project (“Demonstration of an integrated innovative biorefinery for the transformation of Municipal Solid Waste into new biobased products”, H2020-BBI-JTI-2016).
- Video of the FALCON project (“Fuel and chemicals from lignin through enzymatic and chemical conversion”, H2020-NMBP-BIO-2016).
- Posters from the US Bioenergy Technologies Office to learn more about how bioproducts are already part of our everyday life.
- Knowledgebook of the ERIFORE project (“Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy”, H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1).

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COMING EVENTS
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November
8 | Puertollano (Spain) | Demo event: Zero waste biorefineries (Project Valor Plus).
20 – 21 | Lodz (Poland) | V European Bioeconomy Congress.
21 – 22 | Brussels (Belgium) | European Bioenergy Future (EBF).
22 | Brussels (Belgium) | Financing Bioeconomy Innovations (BIOECONFIN 2017).
27 – 29 | Ottawa (Canada) | Scaling-up 2017.
29 | Brussels (Belgium) | Final ERIFORE Workshop (Project ERIFORE: European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy).
30/11 – 1/12 | Santander (Spain) | I Congreso Nacional sobre Bioeconomía Forestal.

December
4 – 5 | Sao Paulo (Brazil) | 8th International Conference on Biofuels, Bioenergy & Bioeconomy.
7 | Brussels (Belgium) | BBI JU Stakeholder Forum.
11 – 15 | Lyon (France) | 4th International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (CatBior 2017).
14 – 15 | Helsinki (Finland) | 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit.

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