Advanced Biofuels USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and climate change/pollution control solution. Our website, www.advancedbiofuelsusa.org, is a one-stop-shop library of information about advanced biofuels for those who are new to the topic, as well as those well versed. Join the thousands of industry professionals, journalists, opinion-leaders, legislators, decision-makers, students and teachers who use this resource regularly. See our “Biofuels Basics” section for introductory materials; or search by key word or category for specific articles and studies. Or call for informal consulting on questions about advanced biofuels developments. 301-644-1395
For more information, visit www.advancedbiofuelsusa.org/.
Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy's oldest and largest national laboratories for science and engineering research, employs roughly 3,200 employees, including about 1,000 scientists and engineers, three-quarters of whom hold doctoral degrees. Argonne's annual operating budget of around $630 million supports upwards of 200 research projects, which are broadly described below. Since 1990, Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations.
Argonne's mission is to apply a unique mix of world-class science, engineering and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. We create new knowledge that addresses the most important scientific and societal needs of our nation.
For more information, visit www.anl.gov/ .
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC). CBiRC's pioneering research and education programs are focused on developing technologies that enable the production of biorenewable chemicals. CBiRC will achieve this by harnessing the combined power of biotechnology and catalysis to deliver a broad platform of innovations that cost effectively convert renewable materials into chemical feedstocks. These biorenewable feedstocks will support the production of biorenewable chemicals within a sustainable chemical industry. To achieve these goals, CBiRC has organized into seven interconnected programs including: Biocatalysis Research, Microbial Engineering Research, Chemical Catalysis Research, Testbeds, Life Cycle Assessment, Industry Collaboration and Innovation, and a unique Education Program in biorenewable chemicals that covers both biological and chemical catalysis.
For more information, visit www.cbirc.iastate.edu/.
CleanTECH San Diego is a non-profit membership organization formed to accelerate San Diego as a world leader in the clean technology economy. We are a catalyst that serves as the hub for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. Our membership includes business and financial leaders, academic and research institutes, and government and non-profit organizations.
For more information, visit www.cleantechsandiego.org.
Established in 1981, MBI is a Michigan-based, non-profit company wholly owned by the Michigan State University Foundation. Our Mission is to “Accelerate the development, scale-up, and commercialization of bio-based technologies”. We collaborate with University researchers, government agencies and corporate partners to develop and derisk promising early-stage technologies.
MBI has extensive expertise and experience in the development, optimization and scale up of bio-based processes. We combine world class facilities and personnel with a disciplined, effective and stage-gated process for technology derisking. Our process drives projects through a “pipeline” in which risks are systematically identified and addressed, ultimately delivering a robust technology platform with clearly demonstrated commercial viability at a meaningful pilot scale. Once derisked, projects are ready to be fully commercialized by our collaboration partners. Our exclusive focus on technology derisking, coupled with our non-profit status and access to the full resources of Michigan State University, make us a unique partner for the development and scale-up of bio-based technologies.
For more information, visit www.mbi.org.
The Ontario BioAuto Council is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that supports and connects chemicals, plastics, manufacturing and auto-parts companies/organizations with agriculture and forestry, in order to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and build global market demand for affordable, sustainable biobased materials.
Major priorities for the Council include:
- Developing new products that can better compete on price, performance and environmental footprint
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by using renewable-based bioplastics, biochemicals and high performance natural fibre composite materials
- Reducing the use of toxic chemicals in production processes and consumer products
For more information, visit www.bioautocouncil.com.
SpecialChem accelerates Technology and Business Development in chemicals. Founded in April 2000, SpecialChem implements Interactive Marketing & Open Innovation processes in the chemicals and materials value chains to increase innovation speed and success of new products launches. SpecialChem’s team of industry experts manages the world’s largest online industry network gathering hundreds of thousands of scientists, formulators, engineers, marketers and designers globally, providing them broad access to innovations, market trends and technical knowledge as well as business connections to people beyond their usual networks. They are in turn an invaluable asset to perform high-value services for chemicals and material suppliers.
For more information, visit www.specialchem.com/.
Strategic Biomass Solutions™ (SBS) builds on a rich history of working with renewable energy technologies, businesses and projects since 2002. SBS is supported by a team of experts who provide coaching to entrepreneurs for building technology-based businesses; access to early-stage capital; project feasibility modeling; and energy efficiency assessments. So if you are an energy entrepreneur seeking to grow a renewable energy company or develop a project, contact SBS and see how we can help you using our VentureCapitalTools. This toolset offers a comprehensive approach for addressing the technical, market and business aspects of a company in a way that maximizes the probability for success. Our Entrepreneurial Development team helps companies strategically guide their plans and actions for product commercialization.
SBS is also setup to help investors conduct due diligence on renewable energy projects, and is here to serve economic developers and help them understand these technologies as well develop strategies for their communities to attract such projects. SBS is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy and managed by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.
For more information, visit www.technologyalliance.ms.