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DOE Awards $13.4M to Develop Biofuels, Bioproducts

Five projects will receive up to $13.4 million in US Department of Energy funding to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts. The DOE says these projects will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass, while also reducing carbon emissions. The department has set a … Read more »

USDA BioPreferred Label

USDA Designates New BioPreferred Categories

The US Department of Agriculture has designated eight new biobased product categories for preferred federal procurement. These include: aircraft and boat cleaners; automotive care products, engine crankcase oil; gasoline fuel additives; metal cleaners and corrosion removers; microbial cleaning products; paint removers; and water turbine bearing oils. The new categories will … Read more »

Renewable Oils for Chemical Market

AkzoNobel Paint to Use Renewable Oils

AkzoNobel, a major paints and specialty chemicals producer, and renewable oil and bioproducts company Solazyme today announced an agreement to develop renewable oils from algae. Tailored oils can enhance or replace petroleum-derived chemicals, and improve upon the performance of plant oils and animal fats, the companies say. They expect product … Read more »