In the race to commercialize the next generation of advanced biofuels created from inedible plant material, 50/50 BP – Dupont joint venture Butamax is pushing to make biobutanol the next big thing. The company is moving toward the commercial phase of its program to make biobutanol the US fuel blend of choice.
“We are very excited about this product – biobutanol is the highest value biofuel that can be made,” Butamax CEO Paul Beckwith recently told Breaking Energy. Keep reading →
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory biofuels lab.
Corn-based ethanol production is set to peak this year as the Environmental Protection Agency’s advanced biofuels mandate has capped production of conventional ethanol at 15 billion gallons, or about 357 million barrels. Keep reading →
Golden Gate Bridge
Over the next decade, a battle over the next generation of oil will be waged not in a Middle Eastern Gulf, but San Francisco’s Bay. Keep reading →
The federal government is a major player in the renewable energy space through tax credits and other subsidies, but even as those fade it has a vital role to play through the scale of its fuel and energy purchases.
As the advanced biofuels industry prepares for an era of widespread commercialization matched by shrinking subsidies, leading executives from companies like Amyris and Gevo are laying out their priorities and plans for the coming year and beyond. Keep reading →