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BP Invests $30M in Waste-to-Biofuel Producer Fulcrum BioEnergy

BP will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy, which makes transportation biofuels from waste, and buy 500 million gallons of renewable jet fuel over 10 years in an effort to curb aviation emissions.

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Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

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Top 10 Innovative Companies from 2015

Advanced water treatment, biofuel, 3D printing and smart building materials are among the technologies to earn 10 companies the designation of Lux Research’s top 10 innovative companies of 2015. Lux Research profiled 1,189 companies across 20 different emerging technology domains during 2015. Each firm gets a “Lux Take” that ranges … Read more »

United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm

United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm

United Airlines yesterday announced a $30 million equity investment in US-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, which turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. United says this is the single largest investment by a US airline in alternative fuels. In addition to the equity investment, United and Fulcrum … Read more »

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Abengoa to Build First MSW-to-Fuel Biorefinery

Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy to build the first biorefinery in the US using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth about $200 million. Abengoa will be responsible for the turnkey execution of the plant … Read more »

Biomass Demand to Triple by 2030

Biomass Demand to Triple by 2030

Biofuel mandates and growth in the biochemicals industry are expected to triple demand for biomass by 2030, placing pressure on available feedstocks, according to a report by Lux Research. The report, “Finding Feedstocks for the Bio-Based Fuels and Chemicals of Today and 2030,” said today biofuels and biochemicals need more … Read more »