Best Bioenergy Stories of the Week

June 6, 2016,

  1. Where do biofuels technologies come from? by Gerald Kutney of Sixth Element Sustainable Management.
  2. Overview of cellulosic innovator Iogen of Canada by Jim Lane.
  3. Negative emissions tested at world’s first major BECCS facility from Carbon Brief.
  4. Top nations in biofuel production by Milica Radenkovic.
  5. Agrisoma and Carinata biomass by Robert Arnason.
  6. Surrey, BC, believes biofuels change will solve its stink problem by Kent Spencer.
  7. Gevo to explore strategic alternatives by Ben Miller.
  8. Can we save the algae biofuels industry by Energy Post.
  9. US Senate energy bill confirms renewable status and carbon benefits of bioenergy by Roger Sedjo and Stephen Shaler.
  10. Over the next five years, Alberta will spend $3.4 billion from the carbon tax toward large-scale renewable energy, bioenergy and technology by Kyle Bakx.
  11. Ontario planning to invest in renewable natural gas by Anna Simet.
  12. Canada lagging other nations in renewable energy and fuels by Bob McDonald.
  13. Biochar could potentially answer many questions about sustainable agriculture and greatly benefit efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by J.W. Schnarr.
  14. Renewables 2016 Global Status Report from Ren21.
  15. Canadian government to double spending on renewable energy by Shawn McCarthy.


Sixth Element Sustainable Management is a “boutique” consulting firm specializing in commercializing innovation, and evaluating the business preparedness and commercial potential of technology developers and their projects, especially in the emerging biofuels sector. We provide executive management services for inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, and public sector agencies in new technology, start-ups and early-stage ventures. Services are directly provided by the Managing Director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, Gerald Kutney, Ph.D. in chemistry.

Sixth Element Sustainable Management maintains a comprehensive global database of over 1,000 biomass pyrolysis ventures. The Pyrolysis Venture Database is important for investors and entrepreneurs alike.  The information is a valuable resource for vetting the investment choices and assessing the competitive position of pyrolysis ventures.  Ventures often claim to have the best technology, but have no evidence to back it up.  The Pyrolysis Venture Database is a guide to where a venture stands relative to its peers and to the best-in-class technology providers.

Dr. Kutney has participated in all aspects of innovation and technology commercialization, from the research laboratory to patents to marketing to the executive suite. With two decades of executive experience in technology commercialization with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises, he brings the innovation of research and technology development, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship to start-ups and early-stage companies.

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