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Oil Price Information Service Publishes “The New Economics of Octane”
June 23, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Oil Price Information Service)  The unexpected run-up in octane's market value is puzzling to the marketplace. What factors are driving this rise and how will it impact your industry?  --  Written by energy experts with 125+ years of combined experience, this 84-page study is packed with insightful analysis and commentary that will allow you to:

  • Examine octane market prices and production costs.
  • Identify the technical and economic factors that determine octane economics.
  • Understand how these factors have evolved over the past 15 years.
  • Assess the relative importance of supply & demand factors to U.S.
    octane economics.
  • Preview the outlook for gasoline and octane demand.
  • Evaluate the outlook for the international octane market.
  • Plus, much more!

Industry professionals that will benefit from The New Economics of Octane:

  • Refiners (independents, merchant refiners, some integrated majors)
  • Merchant Blendstock Producers (MTBE, alkylate, iso-octane)
  • Ethanol Producers
  • Automobile Companies
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Banks and Other Lenders  READ MORE

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
June 22, 2017 – 10:27 am | No Comment

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest), explaining how international efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation that focus on cheap offsets accomplish exactly the opposite:  "We do need change. Right now, we’re leasing public land at absurdly low rates so that consumers don’t pay high fuel prices. Now we want airlines to switch from subsidized fossil fuels. So we set up carbon offsets to be cheaper than alternative fuels. So airlines buy offsets instead of fuel-switching, pass along the cost of carbon in the form of higher ticket prices. Net result, we’ve increased fossil fuel prices, and we don’t reduce carbon.

Exactly the opposite of our policy goals."  READ MORE



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National Biodiesel Board Recognizes Staff Milestones
June 26, 2017 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Leading biodiesel association brings value to members through experience  --  The National Biodiesel Board has a staff team made up of experts in a wide range of fields with more than 180 years collectively at the organization, with even more experience directly involved in the biodiesel industry and from key contractors. During the recent NBB Membership Meeting in Washington DC, the organization recognized a number of milestone staff anniversaries.

“Members of the National Biodiesel Board can be proud of the staff that serves the industry on their behalf,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “We have some of the most competent, well-respected experts in their field working to advance the biodiesel industry and the interests of our members on a daily basis.”

Along with a host of nationally recognized experts in their respective fields, the organization boasts a staff team that is uncharacteristically stable for a national association.

“To be part of an organization where half of the staff has been together for 10 years or more shows how dedicated this group is to this remarkable industry,” said Scott Tremain, IT Director at NBB, who was honored for fifteen years of service at the organization. “Not only is it a great place to work, it is clear that the biodiesel industry matters personally to all of us.”

Those recognized for more than 10 years of service include:

Scott Tremain – Tremain is the IT Director where he is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of NBB's information, technology, and computing systems and is a Principal in NBBIT, the independent web design, development, and web hosting company that maintains IT clients across the country. NBBIT provides organizations with comprehensive and professional internet and technology solutions including Web design, development, and marketing, online applications, web and email hosting, domain registration, graphic design, social media management, and related consultancy services. Tremain joined NBB in 2002.

Tom Verry – Verry serves as Director of Outreach and Development where he works to establish relationships for the benefit of the biodiesel industry with key stakeholders including feedstock suppliers, state soybean associations, fuel suppliers, end-users, policy makers, government agencies, and environmental/health groups. Verry also works to identify and access resources that will address the needs of the organization and the industry and leads the effort to successfully secure revenue from outside funding sources allowing NBB member dues dollars to be leveraged four-to-one to support critical industry efforts. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Biodiesel Foundation. Verry joined NBB in 2003.

Donnell Rehagen – Rehagen serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Previously serving as Chief Operating Officer, Donnell managed the implementation and execution of NBB’s more than $14 million annual budget. Working with project managers, staff, and contractors, Rehagen has helped ensure NBB delivers outstanding results for members and funding partners. In addition, he has led the annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. Rehagen joined NBB in 2004.

Desiree Hale – Hale is an Accounting Specialist responsible for processing Accounts Payable, Payroll and other reimbursement projects. In addition to traditional accounting responsibilities, she also serves as the Staff Liaison for the BQ-9000 Program, a quality systems program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices. Hale joined the NBB staff in 2005 with a diverse background in long term care business management and municipal government financial services.

April Yaeger – Yaeger is the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for managing all aspects of financial operations. She is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and she is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining NBB in 2006, she was the CFO for a not-for-profit service organization for 10 years.

Anne Klempke – Klempke is an Accounting Specialist responsible for processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and other reimbursement projects. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in accounting.  Prior to joining NBB in 2006, she served 20 years in the US Army.

Don Scott – Scott serves as Director of Sustainability for NBB. His program areas build science and awareness to ensure that biodiesel production meets today’s needs for environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and quality of life without compromising future generations’ ability to meet these needs for themselves. Scott is a licensed Professional Engineer with a civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri. Prior to NBB, he was an environmental engineer for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. His work there focused on protecting clean, plentiful drinking water. Scott joined NBB in 2007.

Two other NBB employees, Office Coordinator Lola Helming and Information Coordinator Bev Thessen have been with the organization for 24 and 23 years respectively.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification.  To be called biodiesel, the fuel must meet the strict quality specifications of ASTM D6751.  It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available Advanced Biofuel. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry.  Biodiesel is produced in nearly every state in the nation and supports more than 64,000 jobs nationwide.   READ MORE



Oil Price Information Service Publishes “The New Economics of Octane”
June 23, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Oil Price Information Service)  The unexpected run-up in octane’s market value is puzzling to the marketplace. What factors are driving this rise and how will it impact your industry?  —  Written by energy experts with …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
June 22, 2017 – 10:27 am | No Comment

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest), explaining how international efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation that focus on cheap offsets accomplish exactly the opposite:  “We do need change. Right now, we’re leasing public land at …

Micro-Algae Biodiesel Reduces up to 80 pct High-Powered Engines Contamination
June 26, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Fish Information & Services)  The first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of gases emissions and particulate matter of up to 80 per cent can be achieved in …

Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil
June 26, 2017 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a product called Bioheat fuel.

Legislation passed by Assemblyman …

Oil Majors Risk Wasting $2.3 Trillion If Peak Demand Looms
June 26, 2017 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Rakteem Katakey  (Bloomberg)  Exxon most exposed oil company, Carbon Tracker report shows
Shell, Chevron, Total, Eni risk wasting up to 40% of spending  —  Oil companies risk wasting $2.3 trillion of investments should demand peak …

U.S. Biodiesel Profitable Despite Expired Tax Credit
June 26, 2017 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The U.S. biodiesel industry has remained profitable this year despite the expiration of the Biodiesel Tax Credit.

Data from the University of Illinois shows a pattern of good financial years …

Syngenta and Growth Energy Partner to Promote E15 Fuel at American Ethanol E15 250 Race
June 26, 2017 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta/AgriMarketing)  Syngenta and Growth Energy are once again working with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value of E15 at the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. The race, which will be …

Passenger Train to Team with FPL, Use Green Fuel
June 26, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Debora Lima (South Florida Business Journal)  The Miami-based company developing the Brightline passenger train system is teaming up with Florida Power & Light Co. to use clean energy alternatives for fuel.
Expected to debut in …

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Says President Trump’s Remarks Supporting Biofuels Show Need For Administration Action
June 26, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)   On June 21, in his remarks to Iowa ag leaders at Kirkwood Community College and again at his Cedar Rapids rally, President Donald Trump reiterated his support for American renewable fuels.

Today, Iowa …

LA Metro Adding Nearly 300 New Biomethane-Powered Buses
June 26, 2017 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to purchase 295 40-foot CNG buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG). The contract includes an option for the purchase of 305 …

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny
June 26, 2017 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a party or after a long day at work. In this author’s opinion that’s where it …

Emphasis on Oil Has Made Ethanol Unprofitable
June 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Kosmicki (Grand Island Independent) … Why not just say farmers need a higher price for their corn, rather than the posturing concern for the environment? We had $7 corn during the Obama years, but …

Finally, a Biofuel to Get Excited About
June 26, 2017 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Peak Oil)  … But not all biofuels are terrible. You can distill ethanol from cellulosic crops, an option that’s both green and beneficial to farmers. Scientists have also been working hard to figure out how to …

Representatives Press Pruitt on Icahn’s Role in Shaping the RFS
June 26, 2017 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 21, democratic leaders in the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asking him to detail policies and procedures the …

Gasoline Lobbyists Go to Battle to Slow Ethanol’s Rise
June 26, 2017 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  … With the oil industry lobbying vigorously in opposition, the future of the bill, introduced by a bipartisan coalition of Midwestern lawmakers, remains in question. But the proposal, nonetheless, represents the ascendance …

RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award
June 26, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years” and “whose passion and unstoppable pursuits …

S2G BioChem Announces Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia, Ontario
June 26, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(S2G BioChem/Marketwired)  Funding Support Provided by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada; Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018  —  S2G BioChem (S2G), a developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, announced today that it has started work on the …

Things to Do with Lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Chemicals and Hydrogen
June 26, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review, John Staser of Ohio University gave this illuminating overview on a continuous electrochemical process to convert biorefinery waste lignin to substituted aromatic compounds …

Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade
June 26, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On 15th January, 2009, Sanga Moses travelled to his village in Uganda, in East Africa, to visit his mother.  It was a day that would change his life.

On his way home, he …

New Approach to Unlock the Genetic Potential of Plant Cell Wall
June 23, 2017 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of York)  Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods.

Recent developments in genome sequencing …

“Packers” Yeast, Newly Identified by a UW–Madison Undergrad, Uncovers a Decades-Old Mistake in the Yeast Family Tree
June 23, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Chris Barncard (University of Wisconsin-Madison)   When Max Haase set out for a walk in Green Bay’s Baird Creek Nature Preserve on a May day in 2015, it was pretty normal stuff. Baird Creek was …

Trump’s Comments Please Ethanol Industry
June 23, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The ethanol industry was thrilled with President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this week where he put agriculture and biofuels in the spotlight.

“We’re here today to talk about how we’re going …

Thoughts from the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo
June 23, 2017 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Douglas Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From the Welcome Reception on Monday to the last session on Wednesday, there was new information presented and new developments reported.

At the opening of the expo, many vendors were …

Alexander & Baldwin Partners with TerViva on Energy Crop Project in Central Maui
June 23, 2017 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) (NYSE: ALEX) and TerViva today announced plans to cultivate pongamia on 250 acres …

Can’t Get No (Liquefaction): The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to Drop-in Fuels
June 23, 2017 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lysle Whitmer on behalf of an Iowa State-led group of researchers gave this illuminating overview of Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to Drop-in Fuels, at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions. …

DOE Awards STTR, SBIR Grants to Several Bioenergy Projects
June 23, 2017 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 20, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it will award 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small …

New London-Spicer High School Visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
June 23, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from New London-Spicer High School visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson yesterday to learn about ethanol production.

“We were pleased to welcome New London-Spicer High School to our facility …

UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 — July 5-6, 2017 — Birmingham, UK
June 23, 2017 – 10:14 am | No Comment
UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017    —   July 5-6, 2017   —   Birmingham, UK

With the global biogas market estimated at £1trn and energy security, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals driving the need to rapidly increase the uptake of biogas, UK AD & Biogas and World …

And No Extra Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to One-Step, High-Yield, Drop-In Biofuels
June 22, 2017 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass’ John Hannon gave this illuminating overview of one-step, high-yield production of drop-in fuels without added hydrogen, at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

Explosive New ICCT Report Says “Offsets” Will Dominate “Alternative Fuels” in Aviation
June 22, 2017 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT

Slow scale-up foreseen for biofuels
Challenges in feedstock costs
Carbon pricing too little, too late
The …

Stanford Discovery Could Lead to Sustainable Source of the Fuel Additive Ethanol
June 21, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Mark Schwartz (Stanford News)  Most of the fuel additive ethanol used in the U.S. is made from corn. But new research reveals that copper can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol without using corn or …

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption Of E10
June 21, 2017 – 10:33 am | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, …

Chemical Engineering Student Recognized by American Association of University Women
June 21, 2017 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(University of Arkansas)  Humeyra Ulusoy-Erol, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, has been selected to receive an AAUW International Doctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Founded in 1881, AAUW is one of …

Corn Better Used as Food than Biofuel, Study Finds
June 21, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether …

Norway’s Statkraft to Make Biofuel from Wood Chips and Other Waste
June 21, 2017 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Geert De Clercq (Reuters)  Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground …

Algaemagic: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the MAGIC Marine Algae Consortium Project
June 21, 2017 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mark Huntley and Zackary Johnson gave this illuminating overview of the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel
June 21, 2017 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.   READ MORE

Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae for Co-Products and Energy
June 21, 2017 – 9:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Los Alamos National Lab’s Dick Sayre gave this illuminating overview of the PACE project for Producing Algae for Co-Products and Energy at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

Algae from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biofuels Using Atmospheric CO2
June 21, 2017 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Michael Huessmann and John Benemann gave this illuminating overview of Microalgae Biofuels Production on CO2 from Air at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
June 21, 2017 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up …

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends AND Workshop – What’s Your Green Career Plan? — August 17, 2017 — Washington, DC
June 21, 2017 – 9:03 am | No Comment
Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends AND Workshop – What’s Your Green Career Plan?  —   August 17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join us for our fourth Annual Green Jobs event on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm.  We’re bringing together green job seekers and providers of green jobs.  We’ll focus on current market and future market trends. …

Ecofys Study on Crude Tall Oil Markets and Availability: Sufficient Supply for Advanced Biofuels, Biomaterials and Energy Usage
June 21, 2017 – 12:12 am | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys – A Navigant Company, entitled “Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment: comparing global supply and demand”. The study looked into …

EPA Warned Fiat Chrysler about Diesel Defeat Devices in 2015
June 20, 2017 – 11:59 pm | No Comment

by Richard Read (WSET/The Car Connection)  In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO, Sergio Marchionne, warned investors that his company could soon face a Dieselgate crisis of its own.

As it turns out, Marchionne had plenty of …

Department of Energy Announces $116 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
June 20, 2017 – 11:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)   Today (June 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses in 40 states.  Funded …

Amyris Partners with Queensland on Biofutures Acceleration Program in Next Step Toward Planned Development of Biorefinery
June 20, 2017 – 11:43 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Amyris)  — Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, and the Government of Queensland, Australia today announced the next step their plans to develop a leading industrial biotechnology hub in Southeast Asia. Plans call …

Neste Celebrates 10-Year Renewable Diesel Milestone
June 20, 2017 – 11:36 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  In its latest announcement, Neste is touting a 10-year renewable diesel milestone, having reduced greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from traffic by more than 33 million tons since it first began producing …

Biofuel Makers Hope for Increase in Mandate
June 20, 2017 – 11:30 pm | No Comment

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Canadian biofuel producers are already gearing up for what they believe will be a doubling of the country’s ethanol and biodiesel mandates in the near future.

Environment and Climate Change …

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op Offers Farmers a Sweet Deal
June 20, 2017 – 11:20 pm | No Comment

by Travis Poland (Lambton Shield)  Farmers can earn more money without doing more work  —  A new technology will allow local farmers to get more cash out of their cash crops without any extra work.

Comet …

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell
June 20, 2017 – 11:08 pm | No Comment

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto) Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that works with bio-ethanol. By combining this and two other technologies …

Austrian Market Is Fully Supplied with Biodiesel of Domestic Manufacture
June 20, 2017 – 10:58 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Such facts were published by ARGE, that unites six Austrian biodiesel manufacturers.

As the facts indicate, it was produced 269 000 tones of biodiesel in 2014. In comparison with the last year the …

Wazzup with Algae? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Algae Systems Program
June 20, 2017 – 10:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to algae? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison Goss-Eng answered the question in this update, given at DOE Project Peer Review 2017.

In this deck, …

Big Oil Joins Carbon Tax Push
June 20, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total are just a few of the large corporations joining the Climate Leadership Council, a goup dedicated to promoting a carbon tax as a …

Chickens, Get Ripped! ICM Unveils High-End Protein as 5th Core Product for Ethanol Biz
June 20, 2017 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, ICM is rolling out a new product category for the US ethanol industry this week, a companion to ethanol, distillers grains, corn oil, and CO2. And, perhaps, a …

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research
June 19, 2017 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

(ExxonMobil)  Algae strain developed and modified by Synthetic Genomics more than doubled oil production; Additional research and testing required before commercial application; Results published in peer-reviewed journal Nature Biotechnology  —  ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced …

Annastacia Palaszczuk US Tour: Premier Touts Queensland’s $1 Billion Biofuels Industry
June 19, 2017 – 8:20 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Vogler (Courier-Mail)  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new plan to bolster the biomedical sciences industry in Queensland in a bid to create more than 3000 jobs and pour almost $2 billion into …

New Comprehensive Data Report on 2015 Canadian Biofuel Use, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, and Costs
June 19, 2017 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(EIN Presswire/Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release today of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study was conducted by Navius Research and follows a study …

Mainland Miami Ponders Returning Neighborhoods to Nature in Order to Survive Rising Seas
June 19, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by David Smiley (Miami Herald)  On mainland Miami, miles away from the pumps that keep Biscayne Bay from slowly swallowing South Beach, the neighborhood around Ray Chasser’s riverfront house sometimes seems like it’s drowning one …

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Tidewater
June 19, 2017 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital)  Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our …

Sweden’s Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock
June 19, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica)  AP7, Sweden’s largest pension fund, has been at the forefront of the fossil fuel divestment movement for some time. A year ago, it sold off its holdings in 11 coal companies and …

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Is Undeniably Changing the Landscape of Transportation in California.
June 19, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(OPIS)  This regulation takes aim specifically at greenhouse gas emissions and nearly every aspect of fleet management takes it into consideration.

Many obligated parties and fleets have turned to biodiesel as a lower carbon solution and …

Taking Stock of Texas Shale
June 19, 2017 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas is today releasing a report examining the environmental and community impacts of shale production in that state. Key findings: Texas …

ARC Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center at ASC
June 19, 2017 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to help …

L’Oréal, Barry Callebaut Join Palm Oil Innovation Group to Reform Palm Oil Sourcing
June 19, 2017 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut joined as the newest members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group in search of responsibly produced palm oil. These companies join others in …

Next Generation Forest Company: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Conifex
June 19, 2017 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Conifex’s business is the harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of lumber, primarily for North American and Asian markets. Its sawmills process high-quality SPF logs into higher-grade and commodity-grade …

MYOB – The New Ethanol Mantra: Modularity, Yield, Octane, Bolt-Ons
June 19, 2017 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the US ethanol industry is descending upon Minneapolis this week for the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshops, and the theme is efficiency, efficiency, efficiency.  You can feel the “get …

Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit — September 26, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
June 15, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit   —   September 26, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

In the context of discussions regarding the draft EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe will provide a platform for discussions on the pros and cons of first …

Building up the Future Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels : Final Report – Study
June 15, 2017 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This study seeks to support the European Commission in the elaboration of a methodology for the deployment of advanced biofuels. Currently, the contribution of advanced and other renewable fuels is very limited in …

Oslo Airport’s 16,000km Long Biofuel Controversy
June 15, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Oslo airport is using renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil as part of its fuel mix, but the fact this fuel is being imported from California has led to question marks …

World Biofuel Additives Market Is Expected to Reach $12,560 Million by 2022
June 15, 2017 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire/Allied Market Research)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Biofuel Additives Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015-2022”, the biofuel additives market is projected to reach $12,560 million by 2022, …

ICAO and Airlines Reinforce Support for CORSIA Following US Decision to Quit Paris Climate Agreement
June 15, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  The sustainable alternative aviation fuels resolution approved at the AGM calls on governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of such fuels, including the creation of the appropriate regulatory framework to …

High Potential in North America for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels but Unlikely to Make Impact on ICAO Emissions Goal
June 15, 2017 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  North America has a higher potential for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels than other regions of the world because of its available resources but it is unlikely that switching to low-carbon …

Ethanol By-Product Can Be Used as Dietary Supplement for Cattle
June 15, 2017 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The new research found that as the seasons progress, cattle find it increasingly difficult to digest a type of Bermuda grass – Tifton 85. However, the scientists also found that by supplementing the …

DLR and Lufthansa Technik Produce Study on Aviation Biofuels
June 15, 2017 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and make the sector more environmentally friendly, according to a new study from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Lufthansa …

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant
June 15, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) earlier this week to discuss potential plans to invest in a cassava processing …

Helsinki Airport Goes Solar
June 15, 2017 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Carl Johannes Muth (PV Magazine)  … The European airport companies have committed to reach 100 carbon-neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Finavia, which is a key party to this commitment, aims at reducing its carbon …

First Kelp Crop Harvested in Cornell Pilot Program
June 15, 2017 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Nicole Smith (Riverhead News-Review)  Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their mission: to harvest sugar kelp, …

B10 Biodiesel Aces Three Million Km of DBKL Testing
June 15, 2017 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Anthony Lim (Paultan.org) … Still, nothing like actual field tests to offer reliable evidence as to the suitability of B10, and that’s what the MPOB has done, announcing that the fuel has aced a long-term …

Jet and Diesel from the Sticks: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels
June 15, 2017 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In late 2015, we reported Red Rock Biofuels will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year (at that time, from 2017 through 2024) for FedEx Express, a …

Coalition Promises ‘Vigorous’ Legal Action to Maintain Vehicle Emissions Standards
June 15, 2017 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Leading a coalition of 13 attorneys general and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has given notice to the Trump administration that any effort …

40 Under 40 Class of 2017: Jenna Long
June 14, 2017 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by A. Kam Napier (Pacific Business News)  Jenna Long, 31, Director of operations, Pacific Biodiesel The state’s only commercial biofuel producer is humming along in Keaau, on the Big Island, a family-run business that pioneered that …

Vonnie Estes to Receive 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award
June 14, 2017 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/BusinessWire)  Estes to accept award and deliver remarks at 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  —  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that biotech industry veteran Vonnie Estes will receive the …

Proactive Biodiesel Blending Practices Help Improve Performance
June 14, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Paul Nazzaro (Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  As biodiesel continues to emerge as a sought-after blending component for generic distillates in the Northeast and beyond, a recent study commissioned by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association …

Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Reaches 21 Percent Penetration
June 14, 2017 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Matt Rudolf (SCS Global Services/Biodiesel Magazine) Industry by industry, third-party certification of sustainability performance is increasingly helping to move the dial toward more responsible production and supply chain practices in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Nowhere …

Georgia Biodiesel Project Moves Closer to USDA Loan Guarantee
June 14, 2017 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon, Georgia, and Tactical Fabrication LLC, has been selected by USDA to initiate Phase 2 of the Section 9003 …

Norway Bans Government Buying Palm Oil-Based Biofuel
June 14, 2017 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Norwegian parliament voted today to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil-based biofuel, according to media reports.

According to media reports in Mongabay, the move may make Norway the world’s first …

Keeping the Forests as Forests
June 14, 2017 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Charlie Niebling (Biomass Magazine/Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC)  Across the Northeast U.S. and much of the country, markets for low-grade wood resources have fallen off dramatically.  In this context, “low grade” is used to describe …

Stimulating Sustainability Certification in North America
June 14, 2017 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Dutch are motivated buyers of North American wood pellets, but the lack of sustainability certification of small forest owners in the U.S. and Canada has created an intense need …

Algae — Life after Biofuels: Mining Algae’s 1001 Uses
June 14, 2017 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Monica Jain of Fish 2.0 writes in National Geographic about how the algae brand is about to undergo an image makeover, and may soon seem flat-out glamorous — once again. Algae got …

African Oil Trader Taleveras Takes First Step into Biofuels
June 14, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  Taleveras signs joint venture with Global Green Development; First phase of biofuels project seen costing $400-$600 million  —  Taleveras Group, the African oil trading company, is making its first moves into renewable …

Rayeman Elements Partners with Saola Energy on Leading Industry Bolt-On Enzymatic Biodiesel Technology Platform
June 14, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Rayeman Elements/EIN News Desk)  Rayeman Elements expands their product offerings to include enzymatic bolt-on biodiesel technology, with Saola Energy providing project engineering and design  —  Rayeman Elements, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has …

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy
June 14, 2017 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new …

Cellulosic on the Rise: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellerate Technology
June 14, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, QCCP has produced more than 5 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol via the Cellerate process, which represents 90 percent of total U.S. cellulosic ethanol production (D3 RINs) in the …

Don’t Spill That Ethanol! Those Cellulosic Fuels Are Worth $4.33 a Gallon.
June 14, 2017 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.33 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the low-carbon attributes, and not based on speculation. The …

Teachers and Parents: Are You Teaching Climate Change?
June 14, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Amy Harmon (The New York Times)  Last week I wrote about a teacher, James Sutter, who is teaching the basics of climate change — the planet is warming and humans are primarily responsible — …

Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Advanced Biofuels Business Council Ask Senators to Support Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act
June 13, 2017 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  More than 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations today sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asking them to support the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice …

European Ethanol Achieves Record Breaking GHG Reduction in 2016
June 13, 2017 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Renewable European ethanol achieved its highest greenhouse gas (GHG) savings yet in 2016, according to the latest producer data. A European association of renewable ethanol producers, ePure says that the new figures mark …

Growth Energy Releases New Survey Results Showing Small Engine Owners Confident With Using Ethanol Blends
June 13, 2017 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy released a new survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends …

U of Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Pilot Promises to Turn Scum into pProfit
June 13, 2017 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  For University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers, scum is a word packed with profitable promise. College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) professor and Center for Biorefining director R. Roger Ruan …

Are Waste-Based Biofuels Ready for Take Off?
June 13, 2017 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Madeleine Cuff  (Business Green)  Green Fuels makes biofuels from waste oils – and it’s planning to take its invention to the skies  —  In business, sometimes there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings. Skype, FaceTime …

U of Minnesota Helps Startup Resynergi Create Energy from Plastic Waste and Biomass
June 13, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  California waste recovery company Resynergi Inc. is drawing on University of Minnesota expertise and technology to develop and commercially manufacture a biorefining technology that converts both plastic and biomass into oil and …

Biofuel Revamp Debate Powers Up, Includes Higher Ethanol Blends
June 13, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Brian Dabbs (Bloomberg BNA)  Long-awaited efforts to modify biofuel policy are entering the limelight across Capitol Hill.

A Senate panel will host a hearing next week on a bill to allow summer sales of vehicle …

Carbon: The Final Frontier
June 13, 2017 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech/Biofuels Digest)  … With recent prices of renewables at <$0.04/KWh, it is no longer a question of if but rather a continual march to a day when we fully decarbonize power production. The same …

Fuels from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Soletair Technology
June 13, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology, is using carbon dioxide and solar power to produce renewable fuels and chemicals and …

Fuels from Thin Air: Drop-In Liquid Fuels from Sky CO2, Water and Solar Power
June 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the latest news, the Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology, is using carbon dioxide and solar power to produce renewable …

Making Ethanol from CO2 at ORNL Sparks Considerable Interest
June 13, 2017 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Carolyn Krause (OakRidger)  …   According to the video, the ORNL nanotechnology researchers were experimenting with graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms linked together in hexagons somewhat like chicken wire. Their intention was to …

BIO Latin America Conference — POSTPONED TO 2018 — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 12, 2017 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
BIO Latin America Conference   —  POSTPONED TO 2018   —   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BIO Latin America is the ideal venue to explore the innovation and partnering opportunities in Latin America’s rapidly-growing life science industry. Join high level executives, government leaders, academics and investors from around the globe to …

Renewable European Ethanol Delivered Higher Greenhouse Gas Savings than Ever before in 2016
June 12, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) According to latest producer data, ethanol production and use scored better than 66% average savings over fossil petrol – yet another increase in ethanol’s EU decarbonisation performance.

European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than …

Assam’ Oil Refinery Soon to Process Biofuel from Bamboo
June 12, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(The Northeast Today) A biofuel refinery, the first of its kind in India, set up at the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) in Assam, will soon process biofuel from bamboo, abundantly found in Arunachal Pradesh, Petroleum and Natural …

360º NREL Algae Lab Tour
June 12, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Explore the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s algae lab as researcher Nick Sweeney takes you on a 360-degree tour of the algal biofuels research facility. Discover how NREL is growing algae to learn …

DLR and Lufthansa Technik Investigate Biofuels in New Study
June 12, 2017 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(DLR) In a large-scale test, DLR combustion researchers investigated the use of biofuels as well as blends of biofuels and kerosene in a real engine. Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint and …

Researchers Strive to Reduce Cost and Time of Algal Biofuel Production
June 12, 2017 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Washington, are working to lower the cost of producing biofuels from algae by utilizing an indoor system that mimics …

Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation — June 22, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
June 12, 2017 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation   —   June 22, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

Recognising its potential environmental impacts, the aviation industry established proactively in 2008 a set of three ambitious goals to reduce its CO2 emissions. These included carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and subsequent halving of net CO2 …

FAO Official: Food-Based Biofuels Not Necessarily Bad
June 12, 2017 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV)  Brazil demonstrates that sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and ethanol for fuel without harming the environment or pushing up food prices, a senior official from the United Nations Food …

Biofuel Case: $4.5M for Investors under Federal Settlement
June 12, 2017 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Amy (Fox Business/Associated Press)   A federal judge has approved a $4.5 million settlement for private shareholders of failed biofuel maker KiOR, and a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi seeking to recover a …

Guest column: ​Ethanol Saves You Money
June 12, 2017 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM Inc./Wichita Business Journal)  I was driving home last week and was surprised to see the price differences on the gas station sign. Regular 87 octane gas was $.40 cheaper than “No Ethanol” …

Ethanol-Free Gasoline Has Pros and Cons
June 12, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by  Doug McAllister (Daily Herald)  … We travel to Iowa about one or two times a month. At one gas station, they sell gas with 10 percent ethanol and gas without ethanol. The price difference is …

Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals — DEADLINE: September 28, 2017
June 12, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(NineSigma/National Corn Growers Association) Field corn production makes incredible contributions to human nutrition as a primary source of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry; to cleaner air and reduced greenhouse gases as the source of ethanol …

Phyco2 Refocuses Algae R&D on Agriculture, Nutrition
June 12, 2017 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Phyco2 said that is shifting its focus to meet the growing market demand for algae production.

Six primary high-value markets with strong growth both in the United States and …

Performance, Price, Sustainability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica
June 12, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, with better economics …

Rockin’ PEFormance: €25M for Synvina-Led Consortium for Biobased Materials
June 12, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a BBI subsidy of €25 million has been granted to “PEFerence,” a consortium consisting of 11 companies including Synvina, Avantium, BASF,  Tereos Participations (France), Alpla Werke Alwin …

Trump and the EPA Should Stay Out of Point of Obligation Fight
June 9, 2017 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by Gary Baise  (OFW Law/Morning Consult)  … Like the EPA, the vast majority of the liquid fuel industry is also strongly opposed to shifting the RFS point of obligation for a variety of regulatory and economic reasons. …

Deinove, Flint Hills Enter New Stage of Animal Feed Partnership
June 9, 2017 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

(Deinove/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deinove, a biotech company that discovers, develops and produces high-value compounds from rare bacteria, notably from the Deinococcus genus, announces the start of the second phase of the animal nutrition research and development project …

New Computer Model Harnesses Ancient Biology for Climate Change Solution
June 9, 2017 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(LanzaTech)  Acetogens are one of the oldest living organisms, with the acetogenic CO2 fixing pathway considered to be one of the first biochemical pathways on Earth. Today, these organisms still play a major role in …

VIDEO: Biodiesel
June 9, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Soundings.com) Biodiesel: it’s safe, it’s biodegradable, and it’s produces less pollutants than petroleum-diesel. WATCH VIDEO

Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Turn to China
June 9, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Jakarta Post) Indonesian biodiesel producers are eyeing China as a new promising market amid negative sentiment in the European Union and the United states.

Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (Aprobi) chairman MP Tumanggor stressed Thursday that their …

Queensland Government Invests Big in Biorefinery
June 9, 2017 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The government of Queensland, Australia has announced it will inject $8.64 million (€5.8 million) into a proposed $50 million (€33.7 million) biorefinery, in a bid to help accelerate the project’s development and construction.

It …

Minnesota Soybean Teams Up With DieselSellerz to Promote Biodiesel
June 9, 2017 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Barchenger  (KEYC) The stars from Discovery’s hit show ‘Diesel Brothers’ are partnering with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council to promote biodiesel.
 The DieselSellerz brothers are taking on the task of building a biodiesel …

Heineken Brews Biofuel Barge Plan to Cut Emissions
June 9, 2017 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Turloch Mooney (JOC.com) Heineken is working on a joint pilot with a marine biofuels maker and goods distributor to use low emission barges for exports from The Netherlands.

The pilot uses an advanced marine fuel in …

European Ethanol Delivers Record GHG Savings in 2016
June 9, 2017 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(PRIMA-Markets.com)  European ethanol provided an average greenhouse gas (GHG) saving of over 66% compared to fossil fuel in 2016, up 2% YoY, the European ethanol industry Association (ePURE) stated in a press release this week. …

New Process Offers Hope for Grounded KSRTC Biodiesel Buses
June 9, 2017 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  MGRIED shows the way to source raw material from hotels  —  All Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses running on biodiesel are now grounded. Reason: Fuel procurement problems.

But what if a fuel …

Updating and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon
June 9, 2017 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Resources for the Future) The social cost of carbon is an economic tool used to quantify the societal benefits of reducing —or conversely the damages of emitting—one ton of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. The …

Siouxland Energy Is the Fourth Edeniq Customer to Receive an EPA D3 RIN Registration
June 9, 2017 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(Siouxland Energy/Edeniq/BusinessWire)   Edeniq, Inc. (“Edeniq”), a cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy Cooperative (“Siouxland Energy”) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 million gallon per …

After The Trump Paris Pullout, US Energy Dept. Comes Through With $$ For The Clean Cars Of The Future
June 9, 2017 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(CleanTechnica)  … Last Thursday, the same day Trump announced the Paris pullout, the Energy Department’s funding arm ARPA-E clapped back with a promise to follow through on $20 million in funding for 10 projects in two …

Energy Department Announces $15.8 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
June 9, 2017 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and …

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Set a High Bar for Non-Pricing Climate Policies
June 9, 2017 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(MarketWired/Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission)  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that some — but not all — additional GHG policies can support carbon pricing in driving low-cost emissions reductions  —  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new and …

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age
June 9, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use heat in the absence of …

Algae, Algae, Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations
June 9, 2017 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Global Algae Innovations designs innovative technology to make algae production more efficient and consistent.  They are accelerate the commercialization of algal biofuels and other products through development of an integrated, photosynthetic, open …

$45B Annual Windfall for US Consumers with a Gasoline-Engine Overhaul? EPA Is Getting a Patent Worth Knowing about
June 9, 2017 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Patent & Trademark Office has just issued a “notice of allowance” for a patent by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for a high efficiency, high …

Growth Energy Announces Ad Launch for E15 Fix
June 9, 2017 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy today announced a seven-figure campaign aimed at promoting legislation that will allow U.S. retailers to offer more biofuel choices to customers year-round. The bipartisan Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. …

Cost of Elon Musk’s Dream Much Higher Than He and Others Imagine
June 9, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Brian Rogers (America Rising Squared/Real Clear Energy)   …  It’s what Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler calls “The Tesla dream,” the false idea that Mr. Musk’s electric vehicles (EVs) are a true game-changing “clean …

Biochar From the Ground Up — June 12-16, 2017 — Summertown, TN
June 8, 2017 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Biochar From the Ground Up   —   June 12-16, 2017   —   Summertown, TN

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and …

IRFA: 3 Eastern Iowa Stations Add E15
June 8, 2017 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renewable fuels are more accessible than ever in Eastern Iowa. Three stations in Davenport and Conesville recently added E15 to their selection of fuels.

Gas Depot and GD Xpress in …

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements
June 8, 2017 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global renewable fuels industry. The report …

Funeral for a Friend: Wave Goodbye to the Light-Duty Diesel
June 8, 2017 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  …  The diesel engine has been on life support before only to make a miraculous recovery, thanks to innovations such as selective catalytic reduction and super high-pressure fuel injection. So, …

France’s Avril Sees Improved Outlook for Biodiesel
June 7, 2017 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters Africa)   Europe’s largest biodiesel maker Avril said a rebound in oil prices since early last year had improved its industry’s outlook, but warned that an EU proposal to …

Alliance Bioenergy Licenses Process to Earth’s Renewable Energy
June 7, 2017 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Energy Group, has entered into a sublicensing agreement with Earth’s Renewable Energy LLC of Newport Beach, California. The sublicense agreement permits Earth’s …

E85 Excitement in Nebraska Capitol
June 7, 2017 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)   Nebraska’s capitol city will be all about E85 today with the grand opening of Pump & Pantry’s flex fuel pumps, which now dispense E85 and Clean 88 – a high-octane, cleaner-burning …

Biofuels Work for Oregon
June 7, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total domestic crude oil production declined in 2016. According to new data from the U.S. Energy …

U.S. Airlines Affirm Aviation Emissions Deal after Trump’s Paris Pullout
June 7, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Allison Lampert and Victoria Bryan (Reuters)  U.S. airlines on Tuesday affirmed their support for a plan to curb emissions from flights, under review by the administration of President Donald Trump who recently decided to …

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground
June 7, 2017 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental and economic effort.

Last month, U.S. …