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Bioenergy Crop Modeling Predicts Soil Carbon Increases
July 22, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties in Illinois could see increases in soil organic carbon from crops such as switchgrass for biofuels. Increasing carbon stored in soil is one way to help mediate the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires the use of advanced biofuels and feedstocks like switchgrass that can grow on a range of crop and marginal lands across the country.  And because Earth’s soil stores about three times as much carbon as the atmosphere, these deep-rooted plants that return season after season might also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions before they are even harvested for fuel by increasing the amount of carbon stored in the soil. READ MORE



Brampton Transit Buses Not So Green These Days
July 22, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by  Peter Criscione (Brampton Guardian) Brampton transit buses, once lauded as the future of clean transportation in Canada, aren’t running so clean these days.  Brampton Transit stopped using bio-diesel fuel in city buses nearly a year ago …

MBA Inks Deal With APEDB On Palm Biodiesel Investment, Export Potential
July 22, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

(Bernama)  The Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to explore palm biodiesel investment and its export potential.
In a statement today, MBA said …

Proposed Plant Gets Local Entity Funds
July 22, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by George Gale (KXORadio.com)  (Funding for new Ethanol Plant)…It was approved by the Imperial Irrigation District Directors Tuesday.
The IID Board was acting as the Local Entity. California Ethanol and Power is planning to build a processing …

WEBINAR: Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — July 27, 2016
July 22, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program   —   July 27, 2016

This presentation will update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program in advance of the upcoming Oct. 1, 2016 application …

Mitigating Risk in Cellulosic: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Genera Energy’s Portfolio Approach
July 22, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genera Energy “leads the nation in the commercialization of integrated biomass supply chain solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biochemicals markets.”
Initially formed in 2008, Genera works with leading technology providers …

A $2.7 Billion Missed Opportunity
July 22, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  For any level of funding, more near-zero NOx technologies may find their way on the road and at work with clean diesel than other technologies.  —  The Volkswagen settlement may be the …

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry
July 22, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

This annual green chemistry award sponsors the participation of students—from high school through graduate school—to attend an American Chemical Society (ACS) technical meeting, conference, or training program, having a significant green chemistry or sustainability component. …

Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry
July 22, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog)  During the GC&E conference in June, we had a chance to catch up with Rick Glover, a chemistry teacher at Bellevue College in Washington State. In an interview, he discussed …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference — June 13-17, 2017 — Reston, VA DEADLINE: October 7, 2016
July 22, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference    —   June 13-17, 2017   —   Reston, VA    DEADLINE:  October 7, 2016

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 21st annual scientific meeting June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, VA. The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference …

21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference — June 13-17, 2017 — Reston, VA
July 22, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference    —   June 13-17, 2017   —   Reston, VA

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 21st annual scientific meeting June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia.  SAVE THE DATE

20th Annual Green Chemistry & …

The Unintended Consequences of First Generation Biofuels
July 22, 2016 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Morteza Soleymannezhad (Forbes)  Biofuel analysts usually tend to focus more on the gasoline-corn price relationship and less on the oil-corn price relationship. In this article I illuminate one of the unintended implications of the …

4 Reasons Why the World Needs Biofuels
July 22, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Neste Corporation)  1)    Combating climate change …
2) Responding to higher energy consumption …
3) Securing energy supply …
4) Making the most of scarce resources  READ MORE

Collegiate Biobased Network
July 22, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Soybiobased.org)  Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.  See what schools and universities are doing with biobased.
The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities with biobased products and to connect …

Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform
July 22, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Lynn L. Bergeson (Bergeson & Campbell/BRAG) On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published “Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform,” an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law and …

GOP Platform, Which Calls Coal ‘Clean’, Would Reverse Decades of U.S. Energy and Climate Policy
July 21, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The Republican Party platform adopted Monday night would bring a total about-face on U.S. energy and climate policy, declaring that the priority placed on combating climate change under President …

People Want GMO Food Labeled — Which Is Pretty Much All They Know about GMOs
July 21, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to inform consumers about the GMOs …

2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review
July 21, 2016 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae-based biofuels and bioproducts offer great promise in contributing to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s vision of a thriving and sustainable bioeconomy fueled by innovative technologies. The …

The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit — September 18-21, 2016 — East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China
July 21, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment
The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit   —   September 18-21, 2016   —   East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China

AOAIS is one of the most influential international conferences in algae biotechnology. Previous Summits attracted scientists, engineers, business representatives, investment bankers and governmental officials from all over the world. With the theme of “Accelerate Research …

Three Algae Companies Awarded $1 Million Each by the Energy Department
July 21, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Paul Mullen (Algae Biomass Organization)  The Energy Department announced that they will be awarding 23 small businesses with $1 million each over the next two years to help the small businesses advance their concepts. …

Carbon Cature and Utilization Act Would Support Algae Technologies
July 21, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and five of his Senate colleagues introduced today the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, a bill that will provide provide tax credit support for algae …

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Intelligence Pack
July 21, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Waste Intelligence) Complete the form and you will receive four 30 minute presentations PLUS audio:

UTILITY CASE STUDY: BUILD, OWN AND OPERATE AD by Jim Lucas, Market Development Manager, SoCal Gas
CLOSING THE LOOP: REALIZING THE …

Key Considerations for E85 and Other Ethanol Blend Infrastructure
July 21, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?  For those new to ethanol fueling, installing the necessary infrastructure may be unchartered territory. From fuel specifications to dispensing …

Certifying Biofuels: Weaknesses in Recognition and Supervision of the System
July 21, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(European Court of Auditors)  Weaknesses in the system of certifying sustainable biofuels could undermine the basis of the EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy in transport, according to a new report from the European Court …

Arkansas Midland Railroad Introduces First Ethanol Unit Train Solution for North Little Rock’s Gasoline-Blending Industry
July 21, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.)   Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today (July 20, 2016) announced that beginning this fall, its Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD) subsidiary will offer the first ethanol unit train …

Grassley Says Vilsack’s Better for Ag Agenda as Secretary, not VP
July 21, 2016 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Amy Mayer  (Iowa Public Radio)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack may be on Hillary Clinton’s short-list for a vice presidential running mate. Several national media outlets have reported that while …

DOE Issues Report on Reducing Commercial Aviation GHG Emissions
July 21, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report dedicated to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, with the focus on large single- and …

Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process
July 21, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Yang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel production process.
The …

International Conference Progress in Biogas IV — March 8-11, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany
July 21, 2016 – 5:14 pm | No Comment
International Conference Progress in Biogas IV   —   March 8-11, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

The conference is organized by the IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim.
The developments in the fields of production and process engineering, frame conditions and use possibilities will be presented and …

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with Focus on Various AD-Plant Concepts — September 19-22, 2016 — Stuttgart, Germany
July 21, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with Focus on Various AD-Plant Concepts   —   September 19-22, 2016   —  Stuttgart, Germany

IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. The tour will lead you to several plant operators and biogas companies in Germany. Programme currently in development and still …

International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course — September 12-16, 2016 — Stuttgart, Germany
July 21, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course  —  September 12-16, 2016   —   Stuttgart, Germany

IBBK tailor made Biogas Training Improved concept – this years course will feature 2 blocks: Basics of the Biogas production and layout/calculation of YOUR plant based on the preconditions with the help of calculation tools.
Have intensive …

Driving Europe’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
July 21, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The Commission today presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The global low-carbon transition is already underway and gaining momentum, …

Energy Department Grants $2.5M for Biorefinery Waste Use, Renewable Bioproduct Study
July 21, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today) The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products.
“In the biorefinery field, …

Malaysian Government to Discuss B10 Implementation with Automakers
July 21, 2016 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The Southeast Asian country’s government wanted to introduce 10% palm oil biodiesel already in June, but the decision was delayed due to “inadequate data”, reports The Sun Daily newspaper.
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), …

US Senate Introduces Bill to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit, Moves towards Producers’ Credit
July 21, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Senate has introduced a bill to extend the $1/gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and to transform it from a blenders’ credit to a domestic production credit.
The bill mirrors a House …

Forty Senators Call for Higher Biodiesel Targets in RFS
July 21, 2016 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Lawmakers Ask EPA to Boost Volumes in Pending Proposal —  Forty U.S. senators from across the country Thursday called on the EPA to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard …

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC
July 21, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX: LER, “Leaf” or “Leaf Resources”) is pleased to announce the signing of binding legal agreements with US-based project developer Claeris, LLC (“Claeris”), to establish a joint venture (JV) entity, Leaf Development, …

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds
July 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’ that merited a public hearing. The Department of Environmental Protection has issued the final permits …

Biomass Feed Handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation
July 21, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse …

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market
July 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel …

Scientists in US State of Florida Develop Military Grade Aviation Biofuel
July 21, 2016 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  A team of scientists at West Palm Beach, Florida-based Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.’s subsidiary Ek Laboratories have developed a pathway to produce JP-8, an advanced military grade aviation biofuel.

The team is reportedly …

UK Policy Uncertainty Stalls £350m Teesside Biofuel Plant
July 20, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Chris Tighe (Financial Times)  … But almost as soon as it was finished, the UK cooled on biofuels, fretting about high carbon emissions, high cost and higher food prices as crops were diverted into fuel …

Indiana Gets More Ethanol Blend Pumps
July 20, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(Agri-News)  Sixteen ethanol blender pumps soon will be available at gas stations in Allen and LaPorte counties thanks in part to funding from Indiana Corn Marketing Council.
ICMC and the Indiana Office of Energy Development announced …

Poll: When It Comes to Ethanol, U.S. Drivers Don’t Really Care
July 20, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that requires that renewable fuels are blended with gasoline, but a recent survey showed motorists largely …

SDTC Puts Entrepreneurs’ Needs First: Changes Application Process
July 20, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada/Marketwired)  Today, Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), announced changes to the foundation’s funding model and application process. Effective immediately, SDTC will be discontinuing regularly scheduled calls …

New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco
July 20, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  Industry documents show common playbook is decades older than previously recognized  —  New research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) not only confirms that the tobacco and fossil …

Pathway to 2050 — August 11, 2016 — Sacramento, CA
July 20, 2016 – 6:39 pm | No Comment
Pathway to 2050   —   August 11, 2016   —   Sacramento, CA

Our annual California energy policy event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California’s economy through the growth of advanced energy. At Pathway to 2050 there …

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official
July 20, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant that will use agro products to generate energy.
Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable …

Canada and Quebec to Provide C$76.5 Million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada
July 20, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues …

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective
July 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every country. Ghana, as a country, has faced some instability in the supply of energy for …

BIO Submits Comments on Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards
July 20, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), on behalf of its member companies, … submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017, and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2018. …

Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop — September 14-15, 2016 — Macon, GA
July 20, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment
Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop   —   September 14-15, 2016   —   Macon, GA

The aviation industry faces significant challenges to maintain growth while enhancing environmental sustainability. Alternative energy systems such as batteries, fuel cells, and natural gas are options for on-road, off-road, and marine engine applications, but these …

Latvia’s Biodiesel Production Remains around 60% of Installed Capacity
July 20, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production grew 7% in 2015 over the previous year to 85,000 metric tons while no ethanol …

The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D Programs
July 20, 2016 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to feedstocks? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison Goss-Eng answered the question in this update, given at ABLC Feedstocks. In this deck, she looks …

American Refining Group Invests in Novvi to Accelerate Renewable Base Oils, Lubricants
July 20, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Two options, generally. One is a mandate-led transition, like light bulbs, power and road fuels. The other is a brand-led transition, as happens with plastics, jet fuels and clothing. …

DOE Requests Information on Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities–DE-FOA-0001615
July 20, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing …

RFA: HWRT to Offer Pre-Blended E15 at Wholesale Terminals
July 20, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that HWRT Oil Co. will become the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended E15 at the terminal level. The …

Modeling Predicts which Counties Could Store More Carbon in Soil by Growing Bioenergy Crops
July 19, 2016 – 9:53 pm | No Comment

by Katie Elyce Jones (Phys.Org)  To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s …

Plant Scientists Study Interactions between GMOs and the Environment
July 19, 2016 – 9:42 pm | No Comment

(University of Connecticut)  … The research team is led by professor emerita Carol Auer and supported by a grant from the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant Program, an initiative of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and …

Higher Ethanol Use Can Lead to 14% GHG Reduction in European Transport by 2030 – New Study
July 19, 2016 – 9:35 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  A new study by renowned global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that the higher use of ethanol in Europe would contribute to a 14.1% GHG emission reduction in European transport, even after …

Mitsubishi Chemical : and Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service to Form Tie-up to Produce and Sell Zeolite Membranes
July 19, 2016 – 9:28 pm | No Comment

(4 Traders/Mitsubishi Chemical)  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service, Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Ishizuka) and Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service, Inc. …

Algae Production, Efficient and Consistent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations
July 19, 2016 – 9:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Algae Innovations designs innovative technology to make algae production more efficient and consistent.  This week, the DOE made a major award to a group led by GAI, including the University of …

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts
July 19, 2016 – 9:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects …

The Future of Biofuel Isn’t Corn—It’s Algae
July 19, 2016 – 9:06 pm | No Comment

by Ian Graber-Stiehl (Pacific Standard)  Why water is the future of biofuel.  —  … Algae biofuel frontrunner Algenol, for example, converts plentiful saltwater into biofuel with yields nearly 17 times higher than those of corn, while producing …

Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco
July 19, 2016 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

by Nora Goldstein  (BioCycle)  …  SSFSC (South San Francisco Scavenger Company) has converted 27 of the 40 trucks in its fleet to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). It uses Cummins Westport CNG engines. The …

Entrepreneur Makes Hemp-Based Fuel in Costa Rica
July 19, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Lang (Tico Times)  Transforming hemp into the surfboard beneath your feet or the plane that takes you skyward: That’s the mission of the Canadian company Hempearth, which has made Costa Rica a key …

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol
July 19, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to deliberate on the production of second generation of ethanol. The meeting was attended by Road …

Kate Brown to Lawmakers: A Repeal of Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuels Law Is off Limits in Transportation Talks
July 19, 2016 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud  (The Oregonian/OregonLive)    As a committee of Oregon lawmakers tours the state this summer in an effort to build support for a possible 2017 transportation-funding package, there’s one topic Gov. Kate Brown asked …

UK Government Eliminates Department of Energy and Climate Change
July 19, 2016 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Newly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has abolished the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change. The functions of the department will be transferred to other government departments, including …

A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology Could Be On The Cards Thanks To A University of Cologne Breakthrough
July 19, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Gaynor Selby  (FoodIngredientsFirst)  A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Cologne believe they have made a breakthrough which could lead to cultivating algae on a commercial scale in a much cheaper …

Battery and Biofuel Research Energized by New State-of-the Art Facility Down Under
July 19, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Niall Byrne (Renewable Energy World)  Ongoing research at the AINST, which is headquartered at the new AU $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub, could give us energy storage embedded in the walls and roofs of …

Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price in 2016, Minister Says
July 19, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg)  Government will publish plan to reduce emissions by the fall; Environment Minister McKenna argues for uniformity in approach  —  Canada will have a national price on carbon emissions by the end of …

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil
July 19, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security, and every barrel of oil we import from the Middle East and Venezuela puts more …

Use of E15 Overwhelmingly Favored in Wisconsin
July 19, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent statewide opinion poll shows that Wisconsin citizens favor the use of ethanol blends in fuel up to 15 percent (E15), by a 2 to 1 margin. The …

PODCAST: How Does the Renewable Fuel Standard Affect Me?
July 19, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(National Association of Convenience Stores)  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), has been around for more than a decade. Today, ethanol comprises about 10% of the total fuel sold in the United States, but there are …

Biofuel Governors Tout E30
July 19, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to …

CTS Process Continues To Expand Product Pathways With Advancement To Military Grade Jet Fuel JP-8, An Advanced Cellulosic Aviation Biofuel
July 19, 2016 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(The Street/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”) , is pleased to announce that as the scientific and engineering team at subsidiary Ek Laboratories continues to optimize the CTS process for dry distiller’s …

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
July 19, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(NewsUSA/WDRB.com)  There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil — lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can’t be outsourced.
In …

The Energy and Job Creation Program that Works for People and the Environment
July 19, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Morning Consult)  … Not every lawmaker is sold on the idea of renewables, but it’s hard not to appreciate the billions of dollars of economic activity across the U.S. that has …

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution
July 19, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to the automaker’s sale of diesel vehicles with emissions-cheating software, even after they announced settlements with …

Biodiesel Firm Eyes Expansion
July 19, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Tennessa Wild (The Western Producer)  Processor developing second generation biofuel with opportunity for wider use  —  Growing demand worldwide for renewable diesel fuel has Saskatchewan’s only biodiesel producer looking to expand.
Milligan Biofuels Inc. produces …

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock
July 19, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The strategy includes:
(1) improving existing ethanol …

Abengoa’s Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project Goes on the Block
July 19, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Ocean Park Advisors has been retained by Abengoa Bioenergy to find a strategic partner or to complete a sale of Abengoa cellulosic ethanol plant, electricity cogeneration plant and …

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission
July 19, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP target: it calls for converting the EPA into a bipartisan commission. As Pro’s Alex Guillén …

Why and When You Need a Project Consultant
July 19, 2016 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Wayne Lee (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  Within our group, now numbering over 75 experts, I find that each member has his or her own approach which developed from their personal experience and training. …

Vehicle Rules Will Fall Short on Emissions, Fuel Savings, Agencies Say
July 18, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  U.S. vehicle efficiency rules won’t deliver the carbon reductions or fuel savings President Barack Obama promised in his first term because cheap gasoline has set off a buying spree of …

WEBINARS:Hazardous Chemicals Release Regulations — Aug. 2: Process Hazard Analyses; Aug. 9: Mechanical Integrity Programs; Aug. 23: Management of Change; Sept. 6: Compliance Auditing; Sept. 20: RMP In-depth Overview
July 18, 2016 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:Hazardous Chemicals Release Regulations   —   Aug. 2: Process Hazard Analyses; Aug. 9: Mechanical Integrity Programs; Aug. 23: Management of Change; Sept. 6: Compliance Auditing; Sept. 20: RMP In-depth Overview

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host a six-part webinar series on complying with regulations that …

UDSA GAIN Reports Address Polish, Lithuanian Ethanol Production
July 18, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Total production of bioethanol in Poland is estimated at 200,000 metric tons, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The domestic …

Nearly 42,500 Comments Filed on 2017 RFS Proposal
July 18, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, has …

WEBINAR: 2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview — July 21, 2016
July 18, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview  —  July 21, 2016

On July 21 at 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for an interactive overview of volume 1 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing …

US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) today took the first step in the mid-term evaluation of the National …

Biofuels Financial Conference — October 17-18, 2016 — Minneapolis, MN
July 18, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
Biofuels Financial Conference  —   October 17-18, 2016   —   Minneapolis, MN

Produced by Christianson & Associates Organized by BBI International, this year’s Biofuels Financial Conference is focused on the best ways to explore new options in today’s changing ethanol and biodiesel industries. By understanding risks associated …

European Bioenergy Future 2016 — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
July 18, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
European Bioenergy Future 2016 —   November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

Europe is clearly stronger when policy and market are headed in the same direction. This is why European Bioenergy Future 2016 will feature debates and networking opportunities for business players to provide inspirational visions on …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — March 20-21, 2017 — Abu Dhabi, UAE
July 18, 2016 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   March 20-21, 2017   —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates …

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — March 28-29, 2016 — San Francisco, CA
July 18, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
World Agri-Tech Investment Summit —   March 28-29, 2016   —   San Francisco, CA

March 2017 will see the second World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in the US following three highly successful events in London. The summit brings together a unique combination of agenda-setting thought-leaders, drivers of innovation from within the …

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 2-3, 2016 — London, UK
July 18, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
World Agri-Tech Investment Summit   —   November 2-3, 2016   —   London, UK

In November 2016, the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit returns to London for two days of networking and debate. Global agribusinesses, VC investors and technology start-ups from around the world come together to uncover the most …

Ag Innovation Showcase — September 12 – 14, 2016 — St. Louis, MO
July 18, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
Ag Innovation Showcase   —   September 12 – 14, 2016   —   St. Louis, MO

Seven years ago we saw a need to establish a gathering of innovators, investors, and others in the ag-tech space. We are proud to report that since that time the Ag Innovation Showcase has established …

Retailer to Expand Availability of Ethanol Blends at 20 Stations
July 18, 2016 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce that the Power Energy Corp. has been awarded a $1.44 million grant from Illinois to offer higher ethanol blends at 20 retail …

Ministry to Meet Carmakers to Discuss Implementation of B10 Biodiesel
July 18, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(The Sun Daily)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities will meet car manufacturers tomorrow to discuss the implementation of B10 biodiesel, said its minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

It was reported that various manufacturers …

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and will also set new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans from 2020, according to …

Magellan Midstream to Build $335M Marine Terminal in Houston Ship Channel
July 18, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Sibyl Layag (SNL)  Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it plans to build a marine terminal for refined petroleum products along the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena, Texas.  …   The project, supported by long-term contracts, would …

Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations
July 18, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it’s important to understand the difference between EPA and ASTM treatments of the element.  —  The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 rules are …

Trump VP Pick Draws Rave Reviews from Agriculture
July 18, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Spencer Chase (Agri Pulse)  … On the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that Trump supports, Pence voted in favor of the original 2005 legislation that created the program, but voted against the 2007 bill that created the current version …

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics
July 18, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(ADI Analytics)  There is an increasing level of interest in conventional and advanced biofuels around the globe. Many countries are increasing biofuel mandates for several reasons ranging from stimulating agriculture, energy security, and most notably to …

Understanding Octane Value in North America
July 18, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Tyler Wilson and Uday Turaga (ADI Analytics)  The value of an octane barrel has risen significantly in recent years going from $2.30 in 2010 to $3.58 in 2015. This has surprised industry analysts since the …

Porous Substrate Bioreactors: A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology?
July 18, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Björn Podola, Tong Li, Michael Melkonian  (Cell/Trends in Microbiology)  Many of the demands in the production of microalgae at a technical scale cannot presently be met by state-of-the-art cultivation technologies based on suspensions. Immobilized cultivation …

“Tough Couple of Years, but Survivors Scaling”: DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 Looks Optimistically at Biofuels Future
July 18, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Ed Dodge (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a commercialization panel said that “the biofuels industry has been through a tough couple of years, but the survivors are scaling up and bringing product to market. The …

OPEC Is Winning the Market Share War
July 18, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Summer Said (The Wall Street Journal)  Middle Eastern oil production rose to a record-high of 31.5 million barrels a day in June  —  The Middle East is back as the world’s dominant oil-producing region, …

Repeat After Me: High Octane, Low Carbon
July 18, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by David VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  The signs are everywhere highlighting our product and how it can find its true value as an octane enhancer while lowering carbon emissions.
Using our research at the Urban Air …

5 Signs Your Current Good Manufacturing Processes Are Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act
July 18, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Phil Cleary (Christianson & Associates/Biofuels Digest)  The Food Safety Modernization Act covers the operation of a facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds animal food for sale in the United States.
Renewable fuels facilities producing feed …

Moving beyond Automotive towards Earth & Resources: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Toyota Tsusho
July 18, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we report that Toyota Tsusho has been identified as a major strategic investor in Anellotech, which is developing a pyrolysis-based technology for making bio-based BTX molecules as an …

Toyota: Let’s Go Places with Anellotech, Bio-Places That Is
July 18, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Toyota Tsusho was identified this week as a multinational strategic equity investor in Anellotech and corporate partner in the renewable aromatic chemicals supply chain. Toyota Tsusho is …

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry
July 17, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Strickland (Alliance Marketing, Eco-Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The proliferation of international ethanol trade during the past decade has been impressive to watch. The current global market for ethanol stands at 30 billion gallons, with 1.2 billion …

Is India the Next Big Thing in the Asian Ethanol Market?
July 17, 2016 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by Wei Zheng (Platts)  Recently, chatter has grown increasingly loud about Indian buying interest for seaborne, imported ethanol. Apart from more business done there, there has also been a flurry of new players hoping to jump …

Proposed ASTM Standard Covers Determination of Metals in Biofuels
July 17, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

(ASTM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as biofuels, for metals. The proposed standard (WK54683 Test Method for Determination of Metals in Biofuels …

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas
July 17, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(Gaz Metro/Biomass Magazine)  Gaz Métro is proud to announce that, over the past several months, it has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas. The trials, carried …

Researchers Investigate Impact of Biomass Harvest on Wildlife
July 17, 2016 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

by  D’Lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Biomass Magazine)  On loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast, timber harvesting often involves an extra step: gleaning woody debris left behind after clearcutting. Branches, treetops and smaller trees are …

Researchers: Generically Improving Sorghum Could Benefit Biofuels
July 17, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Genetics Society of America/Biomass Magazine)  The bioenergy crop sorghum holds great promise as a raw material for making environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals that offer alternatives to petroleum-based products. Sorghum can potentially yield more energy …

UK Plant Hosts Scientists, Farmers Interested in Miscanthus
July 17, 2016 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

(BWSC North Lincs/Biomass Magazine)  This month the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant hosted a visit from scientists and farmers to explore the use of miscanthus as a fuel for renewable energy and support groundbreaking research into …

40-Plus Groups Call on Congress to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil
July 17, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  More than 40 national organizations have called on Congress to end more than a century of tax breaks for the oil industry. In a letter to U.S. legislators, a diverse …

This Scottish Company Is Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel
July 17, 2016 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Jonathon Ramsey (The Drive) Enterprising Scots hope to save the world —  with the help of good scotch  —  As though scotch weren’t already the world’s greatest beverage, one Scottish company plans on using it …

Hyundai And U.S. Department Of Energy Extend Fuel Cell Vehicle Loan Partnership In Concert With New D.C.-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station
July 17, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Latest, Phase II of current program prepares for rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in near future  —  Hyundai and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle …

Dr. Mayfield on Biofuels
July 17, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kate Sequeira produced this video interview with UCSD biology professor Stephen Mayfield for the San Diego Union Tribune. Dr. Mayfield has spent the past 25 years experimenting with algae, and now focuses …

South African Airways Operates Flight with Nicotine-Free Tobacco-Based Biofuel
July 17, 2016 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango have operated Africa’s first sustainable-fuelled flights powered with tobacco-based biofuels.
The SAA and Mango flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737-800, …

US Department of Energy Gives up to $15m for Algae-Based Biofuels’ Projects
July 17, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The three projects selected, located in California and Florida, will include multi-disciplinary partners to coordinate improvements from algal strain advancements through pre-processing technologies (harvesting, dewatering, and downstream processing) to biofuel intermediate in order …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 17, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Manta Biofuel Awarded $1 Million from DOE
July 17, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a …

Green Jobs – Strategies for Finding or Creating One — August 18, 2016 — Arlington, VA
July 17, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Green Jobs – Strategies for Finding or Creating One   —   August 18, 2016   —   Arlington, VA

This is the third year that we will be conducting our highly successful green jobs event. In addition to our speakers, we will highlight 4 Leaders in Energy members who recently landed or created their …

Deliverance: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the 2016 DOE Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at …

Grandson of Billion Ton: DOE Releases Radically Improved 2016 Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $60 …

Singapore Scientists Mine Butanol from Fats in Food Waste
July 15, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(The China Post)  Scientists in Singapore have found a green, efficient way to deal with the growing amount of food waste that the country produces.
They have genetically modified a type of yeast so that it …

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
July 15, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in …

Transform the marketplace: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
July 15, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the heart of the United States focus on bioenergy R&D is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado — supporting feedstock development, bioconversion and understanding markets for new …

What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016
July 15, 2016 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Digest reader writes: I’m looking to summarize the changes over the last 2-3 years in the biofuels market. Are you aware of any articles or summaries on this topic? It’s a …

The New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course on Low Carbon Fuel Standard
July 15, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/CALSTART)  Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels — ranging from electricity to renewable diesel — signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry …

USDA Backs Small Rural Firms with $55M in Grants, Loan Guarantees
July 15, 2016 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

by  Stephen Davies (Agri-Pulse)  USDA is providing nearly $55 million in grants and loan guarantees to help 821 small businesses in rural areas save on energy costs.
The latest round of grants awarded under the Rural …

Biobased Benefits Shine for Energy Security and Economy
July 15, 2016 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(SoyBiobased.org)  When Lewis Bainbridge learned to fly helicopters for the U.S. military in the 1970s, the fuel crises limited his flight time and he had to wait an hour to get 10 gallons of gasoline. …

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Aspen Enter into Partnership on Isooctane for Specialty Fuels
July 15, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE), IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two and four stroke small engines, announce having entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel …

DOE Issues Update to Its Loan Guarantee Programs
July 15, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Loan Program Office of the U.S. Department of Energy recently introduced a number of important updates to the Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency …

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?
July 15, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with C5 and C6 sugars? Given that a significant portion of the several billion dollars spent on renewable fuels spending involves these molecules, it is …

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative
July 15, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization …

Oil Industry Faces Huge Worker Shortage
July 15, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  … one reason that U.S. shale production won’t necessarily spring into action in short order is because the people and equipment that were sidelined over the past two years can’t come back …

Bill Intro’d in Senate to Reform, Extend Tax Credit through 2019
July 15, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. …

RFA to EPA: Raise the Conventional Renewable Fuel 2017 RFS RVO to Statutory Requirement
July 15, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to EPA on its proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVO), urging the agency to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel …

5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition — September 26-28, 2016 — Guangzhou, China
July 15, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology &  Equipment Exhibition   —   September 26-28, 2016   —   Guangzhou, China

AsiaPacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition (APBE), formerly the China Guangzhou Int’l Biomass
Energy Exhibition (CNIBEE), is generally known as one of the three world class events of biomass energy along with EUBCE and Expo Biomasa.Since its establishment, APBE has attracted Kingwood, Huantai Biological Energy and Hengmei Better as its gold sponsor, silver sponsor and special sponsor respectively and over 500 renowned brands globally, providing services to nearly 100 thousands of professional visitors at home and abroad. With its rapid development and globalization strategy, the strong impact of APBE in biomass energy industry will be more and more obvious.
Various exhibitions in related fields will take place in parallel with APBE2016, such as PV Guangzhou, Electric Heating Technology & Equipment Exhibition, China Aluminium Composite Panel & Technology Exhibition and so forth. Therefore, a large number of potential customers will be attracted in these fields.  READ MORE

NCC Calls for Further Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels
July 15, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Chicken Council)  The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy, as the compelled diversion of corn from feed to fuel …

17 House Biofuels Caucus Members Urge EPA to Finalize Strong RFS
July 15, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with …

ACE Submits Comments to EPA on 2017 RFS
July 15, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Marketer News)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE’s full comments can be …

Report: Simplistic Global Analyses that Blame Biofuels for Food Insecurity Mislead the Public
July 15, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  A new report, titled Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action, challenges previous studies that blame biofuels for food insecurity for relying on “faulty”, “questionable” and “subjective” assumptions to reach …

New Understanding of One of Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuels Production
July 15, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science) Producing fuels from plants and other renewable sources requires breaking down the chemical cellulose; a major candidate to drive, or catalyze, this stubborn chemical is a ubiquitous microorganism called Clostridium thermocellum …