Advanced Biofuels

Catalyzing Greener Products

December 3, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Catalyzing Green

Yuriy Román leads a research group in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The core of his research is the catalytic conversion of the inedible parts of plant matter, such as cellulose and lignin, into chemicals useful for making fuels and substances like plastics, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals.[read more]


Impacts of the EPA Certifying Sugarcane Ethanol as an 'Advanced Biofuel'

January 8, 2014 by John Miller

EPA and Sugarcane Certification

The EPA certified Brazil sugarcane ethanol as an ‘advanced biofuel’ in 2010. This made Brazil imports eligible for U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard annual compliance. What are the impacts of this EPA action on U.S. fuel markets and associated carbon emissions?[read more]

What Happened to Advanced Biofuels? Let Me Explain

September 13, 2013 by Robert Rapier

Last week, The Economist posed the following question: “What happened to biofuels?” The biofuels in question are so-called second generation biofuels that are produced from trees, grasses, algae, — in general, feedstocks that don’t also have a use as food.[read more]

Advanced biofuels could create millions of jobs while greening the economy

January 26, 2012 by Annegrethe Jakobsen

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance - launched during World Economic Forum at Davos - estimates the socioeconomic prospects of deploying advanced biofuels in eight of the highest agricultural-producing regions in the world, i.e. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, EU-27, India, Mexico and the USA.The report was commissioned...[read more]


Advanced Biofuels: Great Opportunity, Significant Challenges

November 2, 2011 by John McDonald

Legislation can’t change the fundamental laws of science. The energy industry, government laboratories, research facilities, private industry, academic institutions, agricultural groups and entrepreneurs are all racing to deliver biofuels cost effectively to consumers.  Petroleum producers are also striving to meet targets set...[read more]

Advanced Biofuels Leader To Senate: Consistency Is Key

April 15, 2011 by Mike Gregory

A consistent commitment by Congress that avoids the ups and downs of public opinion will be crucial to the success of transforming America's energy policy to cleaner and renewable sources, that's what Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee...[read more]