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Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?
February 9, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heaping all the blame on Michigan Republicans while not saying one word about the deficiencies of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama Administration.

Detroit 2008 057Congress has equally been unusually quiet about EPA’s lack of action on VW diesel emissions even though on a technical level EPA knew about the problem.

In both cases independent investigative and enforcement actions by EPA in support of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts would have prevented these crises.

In our bailiwick of low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) renewable fuels, EPA’s removal of calculations (“F” and “R” factors) that properly account for renewable fuel GHG emissions reductions in the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards has placed an artificial cap on potential E10 plus markets.

Electric Power Lines suburbiaIn addition, the EPA of the Obama Administration has tilted the field in favor of electric cars by removing the GHG lifecycle analysis for those vehicles. By so doing, the impact of fossil fuel used to produce vehicle charging electricity is removed from electric car GHG accounting. The result? The Zero-Emission vehicle!

Regardless of our continued efforts, we watch the crumbling of our nation’s environment. How can this be happening?

We have the best environmental legislation ever written in the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. We have an independent federal agency unencumbered with prior conflicting issues set up to enforce those laws. Nixon even approved the use of  fines collected by EPA to be used for future enforcement and not returned to the General Fund.

WhiteHouseFenceWhat happened?

It seems very clear now that the Obama Administration has embraced, and possibly expanded the White House control of EPA that began under President Ronald Reagan.

At first, EPA Administrators like William Ruckelshaus fought back hard for EPA independence. But, under the succeeding Administrations of Clinton, Bush, and Obama, the EPA has been brought to heel and now operates like another White House office.

For example, when setting ozone standards, the Obama Administration in 2011 followed the same course as the Bush Administration and rejected science based standards developed by the EPA.

oil rig Ohio farm 2013And, while the Obama Administration announced with much fanfare in 2015 a plan to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas drilling and pipeline operations, the Administration restricted EPA from writing regulations that would cover existing operations, which produce most of the leaking methane. Under the Obama plan, EPA could only regulate drilling and pipeline operations placed in operation after the regulations were approved. They haven’t been yet.

You might say this is all “inside the Beltway” minutia that doesn’t mean anything to people in the Midwest expecting clean drinking water. But it does, and here’s why.

pillars flippedWhat came with increasing White House control of EPA was also increasing protection for those limited number of corporations and individuals that funded the Presidents’ campaigns.

Chief among those contributors have been banks and investment houses. What type of projects do they like to issue bonds for? How about “privatized government operations” like water treatment that guarantee bond owners payment through water bills and taxes. Flint, Michigan anyone?  And, oh by the way, unless something changes, the folks in Flint will still be on the hook for paying for that useless system long after it’s replaced. Isn’t Wall Street capitalism great?

Outside of Bernie Sanders, have any of the other Presidential candidates seriously questioned the role of campaign contributions on the enforcement of American laws that protect the average citizen? I don’t think so. For that matter have any of the mainstream media types conducting televised “debates” asked this question?

One hopes that these examples of restricted EPA actions will be enough to shake up the American people so this systemic degradation of a citizen’s right to a clean environment is ended.

Jefferson Monument with flowersOne hopes that the next President will not base his or her government on the demands of those who paid for the election.

One hopes voters will demand the justice promised in the Declaration of Independence and codified in our hard fought laws and judicial decisions.


*Robert E. (Bob) Kozak is the founder of Atlantic Biomass, LLC, and a co-founder of Advanced Biofuels USA. Having worked for about 40 years in the transportation, energy, environmental, and government relations industries and in enzyme development, he serves as a fuels/engines and policy expert for Advanced Biofuels USA.  He can be reached at atlanticbiomass @ aol.com

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Blog: More Details on the High Octane Story
February 9, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I really enjoyed learning about research into midlevel ethanol blends from Timothy Theiss and Brian West, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “E25, E40 for the masses” went live on our website last week … First, there’s the issue of what to call the fuel. If a new midlevel blend does reach consumers, how should it be branded? West said some suggested “renewable super premium,” but says others have expressed concern that the word premium could lead to the fuel being priced too high. One of the key pieces of the puzzle in making optimized vehicles and a new midlevel ethanol blend a reality is that the fuel cannot be more expensive than E10, West said. When oil prices once again go up and ethanol is less expensive than gas, a midlevel ethanol blend could be priced very attractively. “You could make a high octane E25 and sell it in a way that the consumer wins, the retailer wins and everybody wins,” West says.

Another issue I wasn’t able to include in my story was West’s thoughts on a possible performance specification. In this scenario, as long as the performance spec is met, the ethanol content wouldn’t have to be dictated, so E25 could potentially met the spec but another blend could as well.

One possible way to get there is by adding an additive to an ethanol and gasoline blend, West said.

Apparently, the U.S. EPA is assessing a possible change from the current R-Factor of 0.6. If the R-Factor was set closer to 1 vehicle manufactures would be favorably inclined to build vehicles optimized for midlevel ethanol blends, the researchers told me. Basically, the R-factor was incorporated into fuel economy calculations in the 1980s and, with the EPA decision to add ethanol to certification fuel, data shows it needs to be updated. “Essentially it converts certification fuel economy to a gasoline equivalent fuel economy for a 1975 cert fuel,” West said. “Bottom line, if the vehicle can attain volumetric fuel economy parity with an E25 certification fuel, the CAFE benefit to the manufacturer is significant if R is close to 1.0.”

R-Factor is an incredibly complicated issue that I don’t pretend to understand fully. If you’d like to read more about it, you can do so in this ORNL publication or this one, published by SAE International.

Vehicle manufacturers already have the technology to build the vehicles. And the ethanol industry stands, ready and able, to provide the ethanol. Another piece of good news is that work to expand midlevel ethanol compatible refueling infrastructure is already ongoing. Every single blender pump installed is one more pump where consumers could, someday, fill up with a midlevel ethanol blend with their optimized vehicle.  READ MORE and MORE

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E25, E40 for the Masses
February 8, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Widely introducing consumers to ‘super premium’ ethanol blends could offer substantial benefits, but the barriers to making it happen are significant as well.  —  Which needs to come first, a new high-octane midlevel ethanol blend or new vehicles optimized to more efficiently take advantage of the higher octane content?

“It is that classic chicken and egg thing,” says Timothy Theiss, bioenergy technologies program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “The analysts say it’s the simultaneous introduction of a new fuel and a new vehicle, which is very difficult.”

Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at ORNL, offered a slight tweak to that perspective. “All we are talking about doing, and I don’t mean to make it sound easy, is just changing that ratio a little bit,” he says, adding that the nation already has a gasoline and ethanol infrastructure. “It would certainly seem to me to be a much simpler thing than putting in a whole new infrastructure of, say, hydrogen.”

West believes a new E25 or E40 blend, perhaps marketed as a “renewable super premium,” could be sold in a way that is a win for consumers, retailers and everybody involved. In fact, vehicles optimized for the new fuel could be manufactured today. “I often say, there’s not a good technical reason we couldn’t see this in the marketplace in five or 10 years,” West adds. “That doesn’t mean I think it will happen in that time frame. There’s just too many parties that need to be in agreement.”

Thiess and West are two of many researchers at ORNL, Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory who have been engaged in a study since 2013.

Up next is the Optima initiative, which will focus on developing new, co-optimized fuels and engines to maximize performance and carbon efficiency. While the high-octane fuel study focused specifically on ethanol, Optima will look at fuels like ethanol as well as other high-octane fuels, as well as fuels for advanced compression engines, Thiess says.

Significant Findings
The high-octane fuel study found that E25 and E40—when used to fuel a vehicle optimized for the blend—could achieve volumetric fuel-economy parity with E10. In other words, each additional gallon of ethanol added would displace a full gallon of gasoline and fuel economy would be the same as one of today’s vehicles using E10. Vehicle efficiency would also increase, at 5 percent for E25 and 10 percent for E40.

“In this, we’re finding we have a lot of ands,” he (Thiess) says. “We can get better fuel economy. And. When ethanol is traditionally priced a little less than gasoline, we can get a fuel that is a little bit less because we are using less petroleum and more ethanol. And. We’re showing that we’d get pretty nice greenhouse gas emission reductions. And. We’re showing that the vehicle manufacturers would be favorably inclined to build those vehicles. And. We’re showing that the biofuel infrastructure could pretty much be adapted to handle it. And. We’re showing that there’s a lot of feedstock out there that could be used to make it. So, there’s a lot of ands, and not the major ors, where we have to make very big trade-off decisions right up front. Now, that’s not to say that it’s not a difficult thing. It is very difficult to introduce any new fuel. And this would be no exception. But there are a lot of benefits that stack on top of each other.”

In fact, E30 is already being sold at some blender pumps across the nation and work to increase the infrastructure for higher ethanol blends is ongoing. And, most flex-fuel vehicles on the road today can already use midlevel ethanol blends and actually see a performance benefit doing so. Thiess sees the FFV fleet as a bridge across the chicken and egg dilemma in establishing a new midlevel ethanol blend and new vehicles optimized for that fuel.      READ MORE and MORE 

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US Files Civil Complaint against VW for Clean Air Act Violations
February 9, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. EPA, filed a civil complaint Jan. 4 in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG, and Porsche Cars North America Inc. (collectively referred to as Volkswagen). The complaint alleges that nearly 600,000 diesel engine vehicles had illegal defeat devices installed that impair their emission control systems and cause emissions to exceed EPA’s standards, resulting in harmful air pollution. The complaint further alleges that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by selling, introducing into commerce, or importing into the U.S. motor vehicles that are designed differently from what Volkswagen had stated in applications for certification to EPA and the California Air Resources Board.

“With today’s filing, we take an important step to protect public health by seeking to hold Volkswagen accountable for any unlawful air pollution, setting us on a path to resolution,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance at EPA. “So far, recall discussions with the company have not produced an acceptable way forward. These discussions will continue in parallel with the federal court action.”

“Car manufacturers that fail to properly certify their cars and that defeat emission control systems breach the public trust, endanger public health and disadvantage competitors,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “The United States will pursue all appropriate remedies against Volkswagen to redress the violations of our nation’s clean air laws alleged in the complaint.”

“VW’s illegal defeat devices have resulted in thousands of tons of excess NOx emissions in California, a state where more than 12 million people live in areas that exceed air quality standards set to protect public health,” said CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. “The California Air Resources Board is fully coordinating its investigation with the federal EPA and DOJ to address the environmental harm VW has caused.”

Consistent with EPA’s Notices of Violation, issued on Sept. 18 for 2.0 liter engines, and Nov. 2 for certain 3.0 liter engines, the complaint alleges that the defeat devices cause emissions to exceed EPA’s standards during normal driving conditions. The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to certify to EPA that their products will meet applicable federal emission standards to control air pollution. Motor vehicles equipped with illegal defeat devices cannot be certified.

The complaint alleges that Volkswagen equipped certain 2.0 liter vehicles with software that detects when the car is being tested for compliance with EPA emissions standards and turns on full emissions controls only during that testing process. During normal driving situations the effectiveness of the emissions control devices is greatly reduced. This results in cars that meet emissions standards in the laboratory and at the test site, but during normal on-road driving emit oxides of nitrogen (NOx) at levels up to 40 times the EPA compliance level. In total, the complaint covers approximately 499,000 2.0 liter diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. since the 2009 model year.

The complaint further alleges that Volkswagen also equipped certain 3.0 liter vehicles with software that senses when the vehicle is undergoing federal emissions testing. When the vehicle senses the test procedure, it operates in a “temperature conditioning” mode and meets emissions standards. At all other times, including during normal vehicle operation, the vehicles operate in a “normal mode” that permits NOx emissions of up to nine times the federal standard. In total, the complaint covers approximately 85,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. since the 2009 model year.

NOx pollution contributes to harmful ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter. These pollutants are linked with asthma and other serious respiratory illnesses. Exposure to ozone and particulate matter is also associated with premature death due to respiratory-related or cardiovascular-related effects. Children, the elderly, and people with preexisting respiratory disease are particularly at risk of health effects from exposure to these pollutants. Recent studies indicate that the direct health effects of NOx are worse than previously understood, including respiratory problems, damage to lung tissue, and premature death.

Today’s filing of a civil complaint under Sections 204 and 205 of the Clean Air Act seeks injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties. A civil complaint does not preclude the government from seeking other legal remedies. The U.S. will seek to transfer its case and fully participate in the pretrial proceedings now initiated in the related multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of California. The U.S.’s investigation is ongoing, in close coordination with CARB. EPA and CARB have been in active discussion with Volkswagen about potential remedies and recalls to address the noncompliance, and those discussions are ongoing.

Affected 2.0 liter diesel models and model years include:

Jetta (2009-’15)
Jetta Sportwagen (2009-’14)
Beetle (2013-’15)
Beetle Convertible (2013-’15)
Audi A3 (2010-’15)
Golf (2010-’15)
Golf Sportwagen (2015)
Passat (2012-’15)

Affected 3.0 liter diesel models and model years include:

Volkswagen Touareg (2009-’16)
Porsche Cayenne (2013-’16)
Audi A6 Quattro (2014-’16)
Audi A7 Quattro (2014-’16)
Audi A8 (2014-’16)
Audi A8L (2014-’16)
Audi Q5 (2014-’16)
Audi Q7 (2009-’15)

For information about the complaint, click here.

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Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?
February 9, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton …

Blog: More Details on the High Octane Story
February 9, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I really enjoyed learning about research into midlevel ethanol blends from Timothy Theiss and Brian West, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “E25, E40 for the masses” went live …

E25, E40 for the Masses
February 8, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Widely introducing consumers to ‘super premium’ ethanol blends could offer substantial benefits, but the barriers to making it happen are significant as well.  —  Which needs to come first, …

High Tech Mecca: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Biotech at Sandia National Labs
February 9, 2016 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sandia’s Bioenergy and Defense Technologies department, which is part of Sandia’s Biological and Materials Sciences Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels. The department conducts fundamental research in …

Affordable, Drop-In Hydrocarbons from Wood: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 process
February 9, 2016 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are …

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day
February 9, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most of what we make is …

Half The Oil: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the UCS Plan to Reduce Petroleum Use
February 9, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a major report, “Half the Oil”, outlining steps required to achieve a 50% reduction in petroleum use in the US Pacific …

EPA’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections
February 9, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are …

DuPont Says RFS Volumes Put Company’s Cellulosic Ethanol Investments at Risk
February 9, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progessive Farmer/KTIC Radio)  DuPont filed a motion Friday to intervene in a lawsuit seeking review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, arguing the final volume requirements put the company’s cellulosic ethanol …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

HOW TO SHAPE The Next Level of The European Bio-Based Economy?
February 9, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based News)  What Does the Concept of Bio-Based Economy Promise?  The idea of creating a Bio-based Economy is exciting for the material sector: It promises to introduce new chemicals, building-blocks and polymers with new functionalities; …

Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016 — September 12-14, 2016 — San Antonio, TX
February 9, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment
Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016  —  September 12-14, 2016  —  San Antonio, TX

By following the successful campaign of “Biopolymers and Bioplastics 2015”, OMICS International Conferences is very delighted to Organize the “3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics” September 12-14, 2016 San Antonio, USA
On this …

Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation biofuel Production (RES-T-BIOPLANT)
February 9, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(IEA-RETD/IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant synergies and cost savings, especially …

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project
February 9, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and the promise of an alternative revenue source for farmers. This week, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, …

The Extreme 16: Strutting Microbial Terminators Pumping up the Pursuit of Sustainable Molecules
February 9, 2016 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take it to the Extreme, with these microscopic wonders that are changing the way we pursue sustainable fuels, renewable chemicals and biobased materials.  —  These days, researchers are turning up life …

Take Mr. Obama’s Oil Fee Proposal Seriously
February 9, 2016 – 12:24 am | No Comment

(The Washington Post Editorial)  … In his new budget proposal, Mr. Obama is proposing a $10-per-barrel fee on oil, which would translate into about 24 cents per gallon of refined gasoline. He would spend the proceeds …

West Coast States Could Cut Petroleum Consumption in Half by 2030
February 9, 2016 – 12:06 am | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Analysis Finds Extending and Expanding Current Clean Transportation Policies Would Significantly Reduce Oil Use — California, Oregon and Washington could cut their petroleum use by half in the next 15 years through …

CQU Team behind Biodiesel Made from Waste Oil in Talks with Caltex
February 8, 2016 – 11:55 pm | No Comment

by Sophie Vorrath (ReNewEconomy)  A Central Queensland University (CQU) research team that is converting waste grease and oil into biodiesel has attracted the attention of an international oil major, ahead of plans to go into commercial …

First Indian Biofuel Ship Set for Fleet Review
February 8, 2016 – 11:46 pm | No Comment

by Kalyan Ray Visakhapatnam (Deccan Herald)  When President Pranab Mukherjee will review the naval fleet on Saturday, a small Indian naval vessel with green bands on both sides may emerge as the centre of attraction as …

New ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step Closer To Final Adoption
February 8, 2016 – 11:36 pm | No Comment

(International Civil Aviation Organization)  An eagerly awaited aircraft CO2 emissions standard made further and important headway today at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international …

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae
February 8, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do Venture Capitalists agree?
Microalgae have already …

GOED Awarded $1.5 Million for Ethanol Program
February 8, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(South Dakota Ag Connection)  South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota, thanks in part to a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (USDA – CCC) …

Analyzing Biofuels From Rice 2016 – Research and Markets
February 8, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fnbdpf/analyzing) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Biofuels from Rice” report to their offering.
This report on Analyzing Biofuels from Rice is a comprehensive digest on biofuels and endeavors …

NASA Should Be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
February 8, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at a way to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass-based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US …

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends
February 8, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel.
The …

EPA Rulemaking Aims to Update GHG Reporting Requirements
February 8, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, including some provisions related to biogas and ethanol.

Regarding ethanol, …

Economists: Ethanol Retains Low-Cost Octane Enhancer Status
February 8, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite of low oil prices reducing the cost of competing petroleum-based aromatics.  The biggest threat, say …

Energy Bill Amendments Aim to Impede Biofuels, Benefit Bioenergy
February 8, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would …

Why the U.S. East Coast Could Be a Major ‘Hotspot’ for Rising Seas
February 8, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  New research published Monday adds to a body of evidence suggesting that a warming climate may have particularly marked effects for some citizens of the country most responsible for global warming …

L.A. County Files Criminal Charges over Porter Ranch Gas Leak
February 8, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Paige St. John and Alice Walton (Los Angeles Times)  Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday was charged with failing to immediately notify state authorities about the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon.
L.A. County Dist. Atty. …

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)
February 8, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week to create the Climate Solutions Caucus.
The group plans to look at options to address climate …

Obama to Seek New Tax on Oil in Budget Proposal
February 8, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe and Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  U.S. President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10-a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation’s aging …

Mixed-Growth Microalgae Starch for Biodiesel
February 8, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The MEHR News Agency reports that two Iranian researchers, Morteza Hassanpour and Mahsa Abbasabadi, are pursuing a project to enrich starch-producing microalgae in a mixed growth medium for manufacturing biodiesel fuel.
The starch stored …

Why More And More Airlines Are Going Green
February 8, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Josh Lew (Travel Pulse)  There has been an movement over the past few years to place limits on the amount of pollution caused by commercial air travel. Certain forms of manufacturing and the practice of …

Energy Department Announces $11.3 Million Available for Mega-Bio: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels
February 8, 2016 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $11.3 million in funding to develop flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can be modified to produce advanced fuels and/or products based on external …

Communique from Global Bioeconomy Summit: “Promoting Technologies, Governance, Cooperation” Are Key to Sustainable Bioeconomy.
February 8, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin Germany released a communique:
“We, a community of experts and stakeholders from more than 50 countries, met in Berlin to review the state of …

Materials – Cleaner Biomass Cookstoves …
February 8, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Some of the estimated 4 million premature deaths each year attributed to indoor cookstove smoke might be prevented because of the work of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Colorado State University …

A Map to Progress
February 8, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  To coincide with the fly-in, ACE created an ‘infographic’ promoting the benefits of the RFS. Titled “The Right Direction: How the RFS is a Map to Progress,” the new infographic pinpoints …

Biofuels Beltway March — April 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 8, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Biofuels Beltway March  —  April 13-14, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE staff will schedule all meetings on your behalf and provide materials and talking points: participants are asked to cover …

Biodiesel: Fightback Needed against the Merchants of Doubt, says NBB Chief
February 8, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Though optimistic, NBB CEO Joe Jobe also noted significant challenges still remain. “While our fight is not over, we have a different future. 2016 is going to be our strongest …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Industrial Symbiosis
February 8, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Around the world today, we have some examples of integrated industrial systems — where communities reduce waste and consumption through a connected overall design that delivers the wastes from one …

Transportation and Industrial Ecology – Making Sustainability Sustainable?
February 8, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Real-world Industrial Ecology Projects and NREL’s Sustainable Mobility projects show a way forward that EPCOT once charted in our stars. —   … After all, as population and affluence rise, so …

DE-FOA-0001434: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels (NO. DE-FOA-0001433)
February 8, 2016 – 9:54 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels”.
This …

Sandia Launches Algae Testing Facility
February 7, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

The new algae raceway testing facility, opening February 4 at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy, according to lab researchers.
“The success …

Ethanol Pioneer ADM’s Struggle Reflects Deepening Industry Woes
February 3, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice, Michael Hirtzer and Karl Plume (Reuters)  When Archer Daniels Midland opened two of the country’s largest ethanol plants in Nebraska and Iowa six years ago, the biofuels market was on the cusp …

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One
February 3, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in 2010, I expected my research to focus on the …

Key Vote: Senate Energy Bill Amendments
February 3, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(American Energy Alliance)  The Senate is poised to consider broad energy legislation, the first of its kind since 2007. S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, seeks to address various facets of energy policy, from efficiency …

NREL Conducts Biodiesel Stability Study in HPCR Fuel Systems
February 3, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  National Renewable Energy Lab principal engineer Robert McCormick presented results at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 25-28, from a recent study on biodiesel stability …

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules
February 3, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified …

Ethanol Supporters Push Back against ‘False Narrative’
February 3, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol supporters are pushing back against what they say is a “false narrative” regarding Senator Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.
Some political pundits say Cruz’s victory is a …

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal
February 3, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly the same blended gasoline.
The new law removes the mandate that required up to 10 percent of …

Hydrothermal Processing on the Move: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to AVA Biochem
February 3, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … AVA Biochem is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid). In addition to 5-HMF, the Swiss company will now deliver FDCA to customers and partners engaged in …

The Latest in Gevolution
February 3, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.
Here’s the structure: Praj would be the customer-facing entity marketing Gevo’s isobutanol technology to Praj’s existing …

Advances in Racing Fuels
February 3, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gulf Racing Fuels becomes the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track.  MSR Houston is a private membership country club race track. Gevo, is supplying Gulf the bio-isobutanol produced at Gevo’s …

4 Advanced Biofuel Plants for Argentina as Porta, Gevo Announce Deal
February 3, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Gevo and Porta are targeting the construction of at least four isobutanol plants in Argentina; first plant to be wholly owned by Porta, with a targeted production capacity of up to …

Bangladesh Looking for Algae Developers
February 3, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by M. Asraful Alam (Algae Industry Magazine/Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science, China)  … According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the country has achieved near self-sufficiency in food grain production but …

Ethanol Backers Say Higher Blends Would Reduce Air Toxics
February 2, 2016 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Renee Schoof (Bloomberg BNA)  A group of farm-state governors and some advocates for clean energy are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to get tougher on toxic air pollution from motor vehicles in a way that …

Ghana’s First Ethanol Plant to Begin Production
February 2, 2016 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

(GhanaWeb)  Caltech Ventures, a cassava cropping and processing company at Hodzo, in the Ho Municipality, is to begin the production of cassava-derived ethanol by March this year, the first in Ghana.
Ghana currently imports 60 million …

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals
February 2, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/re:chem Alliance)  For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in one area – US government policy – the industry saw marked progress.
For the last two …

The Scythe Swings at Solazyme: 50+ laid off, following expansion of Solazyme Bunge JV
February 2, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Solazyme reports:
“As part of Solazyme, Inc.’s continuing strategy to focus its operations on targeted, higher-value product categories, on January 29, 2016, Solazyme undertook another step in streamlining operations. This …

The Race for the 100% Biobased Plastic Bottle
February 2, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, AVA Biochem revealed that it is expanding its product portfolio to include platform chemical FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid)— and that’s a pathway to a molecule called PEF that’s a potential bio-based …

Here’s Where the 2016 Republican Field Stands on Climate Change
February 2, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Bloomberg BNA)  … Businessman Donald Trump: The Republican front-runner has disputed the notion that human activity significantly contributes to climate change. In 2012, Trump wrote, “The concept of global warming was created by and …

Cambridge Firm Turns Food Waste into Biofuel, with a Little Help from Some Flies
February 2, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

(Cambridge News)  Entomics is turning food waste into biofuel and animal feed. — … Known as Entomos before a recent rebrand, Entomics has been co-founded by four Cambridge University graduates who met on the sustainability challenge …

Leviathan Partners Sign $1.3 Billion Gas Deal With Edeltech
February 2, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by  Sharon Wrobel (Bloomberg Business)  Israel’s natural gas companies and Noble Energy Inc. have signed the first contract to supply fuel from the country’s largest gas reserves, the offshore Leviathan field.
Partners in Leviathan will supply …

Think Crude’s Cheap? Biodiesel’s Going for Free in Some Places
February 2, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  … Biodiesel’s become so cheap in the U.S. that some refiners are being paid to use it.  Midwest refiners are paying as little as 64.5 cents a gallon for the fuel …

Cruz’s Iowa Victory Could Be Big Blow to Big Corn
February 2, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)   Feb 1 U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent a major blow to the nation’s controversial biofuels program, reflecting its waning influence over politicians …

Boeing Collaborates with Canadian Aviation Industry for Biofuel Project
February 2, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by  Vikas Vij (Just Means)  Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various industrial sectors. The country has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets …

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong
February 1, 2016 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues in the political life of the nation — ethanol, of all things. Donald Trump led …

Ted Cruz: I Support an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy; Remove the Ethanol Blend Wall
February 1, 2016 – 8:43 pm | No Comment

(NBC News Meet the Press)  … CHUCK TODD: Let’s talk about two issues here that seem to be potentially tripping you up here in Iowa. One is ethanol. You have come out against these subsidies, you called …

IIT-Roorkee Scientists Patent Low-Cost Biofuel Tech
February 1, 2016 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

by Tapan Susheel  (Times of India)  Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) have achieved remarkable success in generating low-cost biofuel using a perennial weed, Kans grass. This grass, native to the subcontinent, …

X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference — May 18, 2016 — New York, NY
February 1, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference  —  May 18, 2016  —  New York, NY

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the …

Senate Energy Bill Sees Several Renewable Fuel Amendments
February 1, 2016 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On January 27, the Senate began consideration of the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012). The bill was shepherded through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by Chair Lisa Murkowski …

Study Demonstrates Value of Corn Distillers Oil in Poultry
February 1, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Grains Council recently conducted a research study with North Carolina State University that determined carotenoid pigments, a naturally occurring yellow or red pigment used to enhance egg yolk or …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 1, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Video Challenge: Biobased Solutions Will Conquer the World DEADLINE: February 17, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Bio) Do you have an idea on how to use sustainable biomass to make biobased products? Yes? Participate in this challenge!
You can participate by submitting a short movie about a potentially valuable organic waste stream …

Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 1, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE  The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s 2nd National Energy Education Summit will take place June 7, 2016 at American …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Second National Energy Education Summit  —   June 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is now ready to accept abstracts for talks at the 2nd National Energy Education Summit, which …

National Energy Conference For Educators — July 17-21, 2016 — Arlington, VA
February 1, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment
National Energy Conference For Educators  —   July 17-21, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

The 2016 Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms. In five interactive days in Washington, D.C., the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information …

Penn State Harvests First Crop of Willow
February 1, 2016 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Michael Jacobson (NEBioenergy) On a cold crisp day in early January, an historic event took place in Central Pennsylvania. The location was minutes from the Penn State campus. The wait was over. The specialized harvesting equipment …

WEBINAR: Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems: Opportunities and Challenges — February 9, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems: Opportunities and Challenges   —   February 9, 2016

This presentation, presented by Peter Woodbury of Cornell University, will consider aspects of the carbon cycle critical for bioenergy carbon accounting in general (the EPA accounting framework specifically will be addressed in the next session) …

WEBINAR: Bioenergy Emissions Accounting under the Clean Power Plan — February 23, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Bioenergy Emissions Accounting under the Clean Power Plan    —   February 23, 2016

(NEWBio)  In this presentation, Emily McGlynn, Senior Advisor at Forest Trends, talks a bit more specifically about the calculations in the EPA’s Biogenic Emissions Accounting Framework, which, though currently under review by the agency’s Science …

NEWBio Scholarships Available: Online Bioenergy Graduate Education DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio)  NEWBio is offering a limited number of scholarships for students to take the following online graduate-level bioenergy courses during the summer semester of 2016: ABE884 (Bioenergy Systems) and ABE885 (Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics).  Find …

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative Fellowships DEADLINES: February 11, March 18 and March 24, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Program:  Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Education and Literacy Initiative | Educational Scholarship Programs   The AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI) …

Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry — April 11-13, 2016 — Portland, OR
February 1, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment
Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry  —  April 11-13, 2016   —   Portland, OR

This National Working Forum will bring together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss opportunities for poplar and willow in environmental applications and as a feedstock for developing renewable fuel industries. Participants will contribute to …

Virent Announces Strategic Collaboration with Tesoro to Advance the Commercialization of Virent’s BioForming Technology for Low Carbon Fuels and Chemicals
February 1, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Virent has entered into a new strategic relationship with Tesoro to accelerate the development and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce cost effective, low-carbon, drop-in, bio-based fuels and chemicals. The agreement provides funding …

ExxonMobil’s Energy Outlook Projects Energy Demand Increase and Decline in Carbon Intensity
February 1, 2016 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(ExxonMobil/BusinessWire)  Global energy demand expected to increase 25 percent between 2014-2040, driven by population and economic growth; Carbon intensity of the global economy to fall by half due to significant energy efficiency gains and a gradual …

29 New Industrial Products Open New Markets for Soy
February 1, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(United Soybean Board)  Farmer-funded projects drive innovations in soy chemistry  —  Last year, the soy checkoff partnered with researchers to develop 29 new soy-based products that replace petrochemicals and help manufacturers meet sustainability objectives. These …

The Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016
February 1, 2016 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2016 as nominated and voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board. For comparison purposes, the The …

BETO Director Shares Highlights from tcbiomass2015
January 29, 2016 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Learn about recent updates in thermochemical biomass conversion science from BETO Director Dr. Jonathan Male, who discusses exciting breakthroughs presented during tcbiomass2015: The International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science in November …

Addendum to NAABB Report Released: Genifuel Corporation
January 29, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In 2010, the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) was formed to further understand the impacts of algae on overall biomass and liquid transportation fuel production.
The consortium consisted of …

How Can Higher-Yield Farming Help to Spare Nature?
January 29, 2016 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Ben Phalan, Rhys E. Green, Lynn V. Dicks, Graziela Dotta, Claire Feniuk, Anthony Lamb, Bernardo B. N. Strassburg, David R. Williams, Erasmus K. H. J. zu Ermgassen, Andrew Balmford (Science Magazine)  Expansion of land area …

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy — October 18-20, 2016 — Glasgow, Scotland
January 29, 2016 – 7:29 pm | No Comment
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy   —  October 18-20, 2016  —   Glasgow, Scotland

EuropaBio, Smithers Rapra and Scottish Development International are proud to announce the globally renowned European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 18-20 October 2016.
This year’s event is set …

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 26-29, 2016 — San Diego, CA
January 29, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment
6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    —   June 26-29, 2016   —   San Diego, CA

The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific …

Homegrown Energy Security for Europe
January 29, 2016 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Project Syndicate) The European Union is highly dependent on foreign oil. For every 100 liters consumed within the EU, 90 are imported. Meanwhile, domestic oil production is plummeting, down more than 50% over …

Olso Airport to Supply Air BP Biojet via Main Fuel Hydrant System
January 29, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(BP/Biomass Magazine)  In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, together with Norwegian airport operator Avinor, and sustainable biofuel specialist SkyNRG, have announced the results of a successful collaboration for commercial supply of jet biofuel …

Tradition Celebrates the Launch of New Environmental Markets Hub
January 29, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Tradition/Biomass Magazine) Tradition, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers in commodity and financial products, is pleased to announce the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub that brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition …

Bringing #Biodiesel to the Northeast
January 29, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Paul Nazzaro is no stranger to the biodiesel industry and has been a huge champion for the advanced biofuel in the Northeast for nearly two decades. During the 2016 National Biodiesel …

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage
January 29, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they refer to a corn ethanol subsidy. “There actually is no subsidy for corn ethanol. We gave …