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3rd Sugar and Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day July 18, 2014 London, UK
June 30, 2014 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
3rd Sugar and Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day   July 18, 2014    London, UK

It is with great satisfaction we welcome you to the 3rd Sugar and Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day, organized jointly by DATAGRO and the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.

For the third consecutive year the event …

Watch US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office “Commercial” for Biomass 2014
June 30, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

July 1 is the last day to save on Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy with our early bird discount. Register today for this two-day event at the Washington Convention Center, July 29-30.

Biomass 2014 will …

Energy Path 2014 – Path towards Sustainability
June 30, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) The 2014 edition of the Energy Path convergence which took place at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, delineates the path that we should take for the betterment of the …

Murphy USA Now Offering E15 and E85 in Indianola
June 30, 2014 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  First of Seven Murphy USA Stations in Iowa to Begin Offering More Low-Cost, Locally-Produced Ethanol Blends

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at …

Ethanol Boat Races Ride Into Garnett
June 30, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The popular Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Shootout is returning to Garnett, Kan., July 12–13. This National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) competition pits drivers of hydroplanes and roundabouts against each other in a fast-paced …

Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund
June 30, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Foundation) Brimming with visionary ideas, plant scientist and biofuels innovator Dallas Hanks had a knack for bringing stakeholders together to pursue a bigger picture. This treasured member of our biodiesel family succumbed to …

Are We There Yet? The Positioning and Repositioning of the Algae Industry
June 30, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Today, we look at algae’s promise in 2008 and progress now. Has the industry repositioned?

Then, it was Aurora Biofuels — now it’s Aurora Algae. Them, it was Solix Biofuels, now …

Bitter Disappointment on the Biodiesel Market
June 30, 2014 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(GreanEA Team)  Contrary to the high expectations of European biodiesel producers, the demand and prices of biodiesel in Europe fell down significantly. The situation does not seem to improve even with the summer season approaching, which …

CBO Releases RFS Forecast but Ignores Mid-Level Blends
June 27, 2014 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report, “The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond.”   In the analysis, CBO looks at the possible impacts on emissions, …

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014
June 27, 2014 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Bioenergy is considered to be an important source of energy for the next decades for several reasons. Most important reasons are: bioenergy can contribute to the reduction of CO2, …

Sweden’s Perstorp Exploring Algal Biodiesel
June 27, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Perstorp, a Swedish-based leader in various sectors of the international specialty chemicals market, is one of the partners in the project “Bäckhammars Algbruk” that was inaugurated May 27. The aim for Perstorp is to …

Cellectis Developing Higher Oil Algal Strains
June 27, 2014 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, have announced the publication in Nature Communications of their development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content.

The report notes that diatoms are among the …

Govt Urged to Promote Algae Bio-fuel Products
June 27, 2014 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Manish Raj (The Times Of India) Chemical Industries Association, an apex body representing a cross section of chemical industries based in Chennai, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider promoting algae bio-fuel products.

India imports …

25x’25 Statement on CBO Renewable Fuel Standard Report
June 27, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25/Biofuels Journal)  How the Congressional Budget Office reached the conclusion in a report released Thursday that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will raise gas and biodiesel prices is a mystery, given the deep price discount …

Supreme Court Issues Its Decision on EPA’s GHG Tailoring Rule
June 27, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the U.S. EPA’s Tailoring Rule. While the court invalidated a portion of the rule, it essentially held up EPA’s …

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project
June 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its proposal to drill a second injection well in Decatur to store carbon dioxide deep underground.

The …

Revised ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Paves the Way for Biojet
June 27, 2014 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(ASTM International/Biomass Magazine)  Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. A recently approved revision that adds SIP fuel to the ASTM …

SkyNRG Nordic, Powered by Statoil Aviation, Announces Bioport Karlstad
June 27, 2014 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG Nordic, the recently established cooperation between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation, announces Karlstad as its first BioPort in Sweden.

Starting today (June 26, 2014), with the launch of BioPort Karlstad, SkyNRG Nordic will make the …

Celtic Renewables Raises $2M, Partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
June 26, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage …

Branson: “We’re Killing the World”
June 26, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Branson at BIO. Branson on bio. And some of Branson’s bio. Sir Richard Branson joined BIO CEO Jim Greenwood on stage at the BIO International Convention for a talk on enterprises, …

RNG: The Next Renewable Vehicle Fuel
June 18, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

By Stephanie Thorson  (Canadian Biogas Association /Biomass Magazine) Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a little-known fuel that has enormous potential to economically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation, a sector that has high emissions.

In the same …

Enerkem’s Family Affair
June 18, 2014 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine) Enerkem President and CEO Vincent Chornet and his team have driven Enerkem along a commercialization pathway for the past 10 years. As Enerkem’s first commercial-scale deployment in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, enters …

The United States Patent Office Grants Neol Biosolutions the Patent for the Technology MicroBiOil-1®
June 18, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Neol) Neol Biosolutions (Neol) a 50:50 joint venture between the Neuron Bio Group and Repsol has been granted the patent in USA for its technology MicroBiOil 1®. This technology makes possible to obtain oils from crude glycerine …

Advanced Biofuels Best for Emissions Targets, Say the Finns
June 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Finland, VTT and the Government Institute for Economic Research advise The Digest that have completed a study commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry …

Coffee Biodiesel Properties Differ Little Despite Varieties Used
June 18, 2014 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies conducted a study recently looking at fuel properties of biodiesel produced from different types of waste coffee grounds.

Twenty different geographically …

EU Agreement on ILUC Caps Conventional Biofuels at 7 Percent
June 18, 2014 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On June 13, the European Union Energy Council announced it has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change (ILUC) into EU biofuel policies. Biofuel trade …

Renewable Ethanol in Europe: First Ever State of the Industry Report Published
June 18, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(ePure)  The European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association (ePURE) has published its first ever State of the Industry Report. The report gives a comprehensive overview of the situation of renewable ethanol production and consumption in Europe today and sets …

Global Biofuels Production to Hit 135 Billion Liters by 2019: IEA
June 18, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Global biofuels output is expected to increase 2.7% per year to 135 billion liters in 2019, but withering political support for renewable transport fuels may undermine the industry’s medium-term outlook, Anselm Eisentraut, biofuels analyst …

Making the Case for a Domestic Bioeconomy
June 18, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Strong export markets for Canadian pellets, ethanol and biodiesel continue to drive the national bioeconomy forward despite slow development on the domestic front.

An executive panel at the International Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition in …

Don’t Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise
June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised and under-delivered. Biofuels have been in public use in some form or the other for …

Lankford Introduces Bill to Repeal RFS Ethanol Mandates
June 17, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

(Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.))  Provides common-sense solution for American-made energy

Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements, today introduced H.R. 4849, the Phantom Fuels Elimination …

New USDA-ISU Report Validates Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Sustainability
June 17, 2014 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(POET/DSM)  Emmetsburg research aggregated with 500+ years of other USDA site data

Five years of soil nutrient data gathered at POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY site are consistent with more than 500 site-years of additional soil research, experts …

Tequila Sunrise: Byogy, AusAgave Sign Pact to Advance Agave as Aviation Biofuels Feedstock
June 17, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been known as a source of fiber, and tequila. But exotically high per acre yields and sugar content, and adaptability for low-water and marginal land prompt a key hook-up between …

Delta Signs with Carbon War Room to Advance Renewable Jet Fuel
June 17, 2014 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Delta Air Lines is partnering with the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Richard Branson, in an effort to accelerate low-carbon jet fuel production worldwide.

This is part …

Event Will Show off Alternative-Fuel Cars
June 17, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Steve Crawford (Augusta Chronicle)  … The Alternative Fuel Ve­hicle Roadshow is a showcase designed to promote and explain the benefits of using vehicles that run on fuels other than the standard gasoline or diesel you …

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Iowa Renewable Fuels Station
June 17, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association applauded the ceremonial groundbreaking for Oak Street Station, highlighting the commencement of construction on a new renewable fuels retail location that will offer higher blends …

Corn Forum: Stover Market Emergence Tipping Forward
June 17, 2014 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The agricultural industry has reached the point to begin the production of cellulosic ethanol from corn stover. The tipping point has not only been reached in utilizing crop residues, but …

USDA Announces Funding for 2 Farm Bill Bioenergy Programs
June 17, 2014 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Biomass Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA’s Rural Development announced it is …

Carbon Pricing Won’t Solve Climate Change. Innovation Will.
June 17, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Stepp and Megan Nicholson  (Christian Science Monitor)  Putting a price on carbon doesn’t work because no one wants to pay the real cost of using fossil fuels. But funding R&D and demonstration projects …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) To Power Flights Transporting The Brazil National Soccer Team During The 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM)
June 17, 2014 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(Honeywell UOP/PR NewsWire/Wall Street Journal)  GOL Airlines, the official airline of the Brazil soccer team, will use Honeywell Green Jet Fuel on 200 commercial flights during the 2014 World Cup

UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) …

Not Just Koala Chow: Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree Revealed
June 17, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Will Dunham (Reuters)  Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for Australia’s koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.

It is native to Australia but has become the world’s most …

Biodiesel Producers, Advocates Hit Capitol Hill
June 17, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly 100 biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers and other advocates are traveling to Washington this week to voice concerns about the Obama Administration’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for biodiesel.

The biodiesel supporters, who …

Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Solicitation SP0600-14-R-0077: Annual Bulk Petroleum Purchase for Western Pacific and Middle East Regions
June 17, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Defense Logistics Agency)  The WESTPAC Purchase Program covers the annual bulk petroleum requirements under the Western Pacific and Middle East Regions (F76, JA1, JP5, JP8, and RME180). Cost savings strategies under this solicitation include a …

Cornell University Center Funds 4 Bioenergy Projects
June 17, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cornell University’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has awarded $1.4 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects, including several related to biomass and …

Sustainable Feedstock Contracts
June 17, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Todd A. Taylor (Biodiesel Magazine) If you are a biodiesel producer, you already believe in sustainability and taking care of our natural resources. You already have your renewable fuel standard (RFS) pathway and are making …

The Myth and Reality of Biodiesel Feedstock Availability
June 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Since its commercial inception in the 1990s, the biodiesel industry has faced obstacles from all sides. The technical merits of the fuel have been challenged time and time again. Manufacturing costs …

Time Has Come Today
June 17, 2014 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The synergies between co-located ethanol and biodiesel production have been discussed for a decade. The existing infrastructure to share process essentials, an in-house feedstock in distillers corn oil (DCO), and use of …

Michigan State Advances Algae’s Viability as a Biofuel
June 17, 2014 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine) Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come …

2013 a Mixed Year for German Biodiesel
June 17, 2014 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine) The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) reports that the sale of biodiesel declined drastically by 90 million gallons in 2013, according to information from the German Federal Office of Economics and …

Voluntary BQ-9000 Programs Pay Off for Participants, Industry
June 17, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) When U.S. biodiesel production began to take off back in 2005, the fledgling industry quickly became familiar with fuel quality issues and concerns. The BQ-9000 quality assurance programs have since been a …

Doctor DDGS: Leading Swine Nutritionist, University of Minnesota Professor Jerry Shurson, Discusses Low-Oil DDGS and Growth Performance on Pigs.
June 17, 2014 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producers Magazine) With ethanol plants extracting oil from DDGS, the question of how this affects feeding performance becomes paramount to the livestock and poultry industries.  University of Minnesota professor Jerry Shurson talks …

China Said to Suspend Import Permits for Corn Product
June 17, 2014 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg News) China’s quarantine agency suspended issuing permits to import a U.S.-produced animal-feed ingredient made from corn, said three trading executives whose applications were denied.

China is the largest buyer of the by-product produced when corn is …

After False Start, Biofuels Industry May Yet Impact Highlands County
June 17, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today) SEBRING — Three years ago, Highlands County was on the cusp of a bio boom time with hundreds of jobs looming in construction, agriculture and technology with buzz words such as …

Sweet Briar Plants Native Grasses for Biofuels
June 17, 2014 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(TimesDispatch.com) LYNCHBURG — Conservation researchers set about killing the grass on about 500 acres of land at Sweet Briar College this spring in preparation for a multiyear study that could have implications for landowners and environmentalists nationwide.

The …

Total and Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Ready for Use in Commercial Aviation
June 16, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment

(Amyris/MarketWatch)  Renewable Jet Fuel Developed by Total & Amyris Meets Newly Updated ASTM Standard for Jet A/A1.   With the newly revised ASTM standard for jet fuel, Amyris and Total (cac:TOTF.PA) today begin to prepare to market …

Proposal on Indirect Land-Use Change: EU Council Reaches Agreement
June 14, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/Council of the European Union)   Received at the Digest from the Council of the European Union:   Today’s Energy Council reached a political agreement on the draft directive on indirect land-use change …

7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block November 6-7, 2014 Berlin, Germany
June 14, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block     November 6-7, 2014      Berlin, Germany

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) will host its 7th International Conference in Berlin on 6 and 7 November 2014.

This year the conference will focus mainly on the numerous options for the chemical industry regarding the …

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy December 7-9, 2014 San Diego, CA
June 14, 2014 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy    December 7-9, 2014    San Diego, CA

Building Innovative Collaborations Across the Pacific

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America …

CALL FOR PAPERS: BIO Pacific Rim Summit December 7-9, 2014 San Diego, CA DEADLINE: August 8 for panels; November 26 for papers
June 14, 2014 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:   BIO Pacific Rim Summit   December 7-9, 2014   San Diego, CA   DEADLINE:  August 8 for panels; November 26 for papers

Surfs up- The third wave of biotech is coming to San Diego December 7-9, 2014 with the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology. The call for papers is now open.

BIO welcomes abstracts for paper, …

WEBINAR: Accessing the EU Market for Used Cooking Oil June 25, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
June 14, 2014 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:   Accessing the EU Market for Used Cooking Oil      June 25, 2014     11:00 AM EDT

As Europe is increasingly incentivizing biodiesel from waste materials, producers and collectors of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) should evaluate the benefits this expanding market offers.

RSB is holding a new and updated webinar, following our highly …

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Releases Report on Grass Heating Energy Potential in Vermont and the Northeast
June 14, 2014 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(Vermont Bioenergy Initiative)  A new report evaluating grass biomass energy as a potential heating fuel has been released. Grass Energy in Vermont and the Northeast summarizes current research on the agronomy and usage potential of grass as …

Biomass Resources, Uses, and Opportunities in West Virginia 2013 A Report by West Virginia University’s Appalachian Hardwood Center and Biomaterials and Wood Utilization Research Center
June 14, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Shawn Grushecky, Jingxin Wang, Sarah Cross Owen, and Lawrence E. Osborn  (Appalachian Hardwood Center)  West Virginia is the third most heavily forested state in the U.S., with a total biomass production potential of 4.67 million …

Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2014) September 15-17 Honolulu, HI
June 14, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2014)   September 15-17    Honolulu, HI

The Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2014) convenes business, technology and policy leadership across the global resilience pillars of energy, agriculture, water and security.  These joint events collaboratively seek out new solutions for …

Infocast’s Waste to Bio: Energy, Fuels, Gas & Chemicals Summit July 8-10, 2014 Chicago, IL
June 14, 2014 – 10:31 am | No Comment
Infocast’s Waste to Bio: Energy, Fuels, Gas & Chemicals Summit    July 8-10, 2014   Chicago, IL

The shifts away from nuclear power and fossil fuels to renewable energy and fuels along with a growing scarcity of land for waste disposal are driving a projected $29 billion global annual waste-to- bioenergy market. …

OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum October 16-17, 2014 Chicago, IL
June 14, 2014 – 10:25 am | No Comment
OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum   October 16-17, 2014   Chicago, IL

A comprehensive course detailing the policy and economic drivers of biofuels supply and demand.

Join us at the OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum in order to get prepared for the challenges—and the opportunities—that lie ahead. …

3rd Biofuels Conference: Biofuels – Development or Stagnation September 25, 2014 Warsaw, Poland
June 13, 2014 – 9:17 pm | No Comment
3rd Biofuels Conference:    Biofuels – Development or Stagnation  September 25, 2014   Warsaw, Poland

The aim of the conference is to promote the use of the national potential of agricultural biomass in the production of renewable transport fuels. The conference will disseminate information from the biomass sector and the …

Accounting for Bioenergy Emissions, Benefits Must be Done Right
June 13, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  With the White House shining a very bright spotlight on its plans for addressing climate change – in particular, the long-awaited proposal to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants under Clean Air Act …

OBN West Coast Partners- California Bioproduct Innovation and Commercialization
June 13, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Developments of OBN west coast partners was the focus of the latest presentation by OBIC Bioproducts Network. The presentation is a part of the bioproducts commercialization webinar series. The …

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: NEWBio Webinar Report
June 13, 2014 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The June edition of the Northeast bioenergy webinar series by Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) featured Kwesi Boateng – Lead Scientist at the United States Department of Energy, Agricultural …

Ethanol, Oil, Corn Duke It Out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”
June 13, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Corn producers, ethanol producers and crude oil refiners: locked in a rollercoaster of commodity prices, and a battle for market share and profits.   As the EPA readies to unleash its …

Byogy Renewables Strengthens Competitiveness by Investing in Supply Chain
June 12, 2014 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(Byogy Renewables/Nassau News Live) Continuing its commitment to deliver price competitive, 100% replacement biofuels and chemicals, Byogy Renewables Inc. has invested in a strategic partnership with AusAgave Australia, as part of the upstream integration of …

Oil Industry Kills California Assembly Bill to Support Biofuel Expansion
June 12, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Peter Waldman  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The oil industry did some intellectual gymnastics last week over California’s low-carbon fuel standard, a 2007 mandate that gasoline refiners reduce the carbon intensity of their transportation fuels 10 percent …

Michigan State University Partnership Accelerates Bio-Based Projects
June 12, 2014 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program for the Bio-Economy, launched by MSU and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announces the first three BioAg projects selected for grants to help make them …

TÜV Rheinalnd Issues the First ISCC Certificate to ASB Bio-Diesel
June 12, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(TÜV Rheinland/Eco-Business.com)  On 5 June 2014, Hong Kong, TÜV Rheinland Greater China issued its first International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certificate to one of the largest bio-diesel suppliers and producers in Asia, ASB Bio-Diesel …

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Partners With OPEI on the ‘Look Before You Pump’ Ethanol Education Campaign
June 12, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(National Marine Manufacturer’s Association/PR NewsWire)  Protecting your boat, outdoor power equipment, snow mobile, motorcycle and small engine equipment just got easier – thanks to a new partnership that reminds consumers to avoid using greater than …

Brazilian Airline Using Biofuel For Brazil World Cup Flights
June 12, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(Bernama) Brazil’s Gol airlines will use a 4-per cent biofuel mixture to power 200 flights this month and next as the Latin American nation hosts the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Gol used biofuel last October for a …

Union Becomes the World’s First Seminary to Divest from Fossil Fuels
June 12, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary/Time Magazine)  New York’s Union Theological Seminary–home to famed theologians Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as a $108.4 million endowment–will be the first seminary in the …

Department of Navy Seeks 37.5M Gallons of Biofuels
June 12, 2014 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Department of Navy is seeking at least 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels to power its F-76 marine diesel and JP-5 shipboard jet fuel supply in the upcoming Inland/East/Gulf Coast …

The I-75 Biofuels Corridor: Now, the World’s Longest
June 12, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Complete this summer — this 1786-mile stretch of American interstate highway aims to offer the longest all-biofuels driving experience on the planet.  B20, E85? Here are the need-to-knows.

This week across six US …

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol
June 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol has gone through many cycles, said Lucy Norton, managing director of Iowa Renewable Fuels. It became popular in the fuel shortages around the oil embargoes in the industry’s …

Ethanol Producer Green Plains Has Plans to Feed Its Own Cattle
June 12, 2014 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Doan (Bloomberg)  Green Plains Inc. (GPRE), which just became the first major ethanol producer to buy its own cattle-feed yard, has plans to milk it for more — by buying the cattle too.

The fourth-largest …

Developers of the First Cellulosic Plants Share Updates at FEW
June 12, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A week before the FEW, Enerkem Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its 10 MMgy facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Commissioning is nearly completed, reported Tim Cesarek, senior vice president of …

Chimera Enzyme May Make Better Biofuels from Waste
June 12, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Hal Hodson (New Scientist)  A chemical chimera may one day help break down stubborn plant matter into biofuel. The feat involves mixing enzymes from two types of plant-munching bacteria that would never have met …

Why Are Ethanol Prices and Production Profits So High?
June 12, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)   The ethanol production industry is in the midst of a long “winning streak” in terms of profits.  The current run of historically high profits began in …

Producers Presented with Options for Coproduct Diversification
June 12, 2014 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Diversifying ethanol coproduct streams is big business in today’s market as producers seek to add value to their product portfolios, a major focus of discussion at the 2014 International …

USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy
June 12, 2014 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Now Apply for Renewed Biomass Crop Assistance Program.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (June 9, 2014) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications June 16 from …

Boat Motor Makers Issue Warning on Gas with Higher Ethanol Content
June 12, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Rick Barrett (Journal Sentinel)  Wisconsin now has a dozen gasoline stations selling fuel with a 15% blend of the fuel additive ethanol, second only to Iowa and ahead of 10 other states.  Beaver Dam-based …

Storm over China’s Corn, DDG Imports ‘Temporary’ – USDA Boss
June 12, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney.com)  China’s apparent curbs on imports of US distillers’ grains and corn represent only a “temporary” hiccup, Joseph Glauber, one of the most important people in agriculture, although the head of a major Chinese grains …

Hydro Dynamics, Inc. Expands Ethanol Industry Offerings to Include Integrated Biodiesel Plants for Corn Oil Processing
June 12, 2014 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Hydro Dynamics, Inc./PR Web)  Hydro Dynamics, Inc. and its partners World Energy and PhiBro Ethanol Performance Group are now offering “bolt-on” biodiesel plants incorporating the ShockWave Power Reactor for the conversion of corn oil to …

The 50 Most Visible Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2014
June 12, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Product launches, project start-ups, scale-up stumbles, litigation, feedstock controversy, name investors coming on board — they all add up to one thing: visibility.

And if you’re among those who believe “I …

Japanese Cars Soda Drinks Show Future for Abengoa Biofuel
June 12, 2014 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Rodrigo Orihuela (Bloomberg)  Abengoa SA (ABG/P), the Spanish renewable energy company investing in biofuels, is in talks with Japanese car manufacturers and soft-drink makers to help them develop products ranging from bottles to chemicals.

“All …

McIntyre Announces Over $1.7 Million to Support New Biofuel Facility
June 10, 2014 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre)  Project will create 65 jobs and support clean energy production

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that the City of Clinton has received $1,758,150 to construct water and sewer infrastructure to support …

Edeniq Validates Ethanol Yield Increases
June 10, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Edeniq/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Edeniq Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels company, has announced the successful performance of its Pathway Validation Facility. Edeniq’s Pathway Platform is a proprietary, integrated platform that produces cellulosic ethanol inside existing …

An Open Letter to Tom Steyer
June 10, 2014 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

Dear Mr. Steyer:

According to a Washington Post article on June 9th 2014, you will be divested of all your investments in fossil fuel enterprises by the end of this month. As the article discussed, that …

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas Isn’t as “Clean” as You Think
June 10, 2014 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  One of the rallying cries in favor of liquefying and exporting U.S. natural gas has been to help reduce greenhouse gases in other countries, by crowding out coal in …

Expanding American Ethanol to China
June 9, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Associations) I (Kelly Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs) had the unique opportunity to participate in a 10-day U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to China that began on May 5. …

Obama Really Wishes He Could Put a Price on Carbon
June 9, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(Grist)  President Obama explained his thinking about climate change during a sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman; it will air Monday night during the final episode of Showtime’s climate series “Years of Living Dangerously.” …

BIOFUELS – Eucalyptus Gold
June 9, 2014 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  By optimizing the production of terpene in eucalyptus plants, researchers hope to reduce this organic compound’s volatility and ultimately increase energy yields per plant. Terpene, a hydrocarbon, can be converted in …

EPA Should Recognize Roles of Biomass, Biotechnology in Mitigating Global Warming, BIO Says
June 9, 2014 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Environmental Protection Agency should recognize that carbon emissions from renewable biomass are fundamentally different from those of fossil fuels and that biotechnology can and must play a key role in mitigating …

An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology
June 9, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(Synthetic Biology Project)  Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond …

Boeing Reports Improved Environmental Performance
June 9, 2014 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (June 5, 2014) released its annual Environment Report highlighting the company’s commitments and accomplishments in improving environmental performance for its products and operations. The report also features Boeing’s continuing progress in …

Ennovor First in UK to Earn RSB Sustainability Certification
June 9, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  – Ennovor Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME) biodiesel.

“As an international certification system, RSB is appropriate for any feedstock …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.

…To bring you up to …

Court Upholds Upper Peninsula Ethanol Plant Review but Project Likely Dropped
June 9, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Eric Freedman (Great Lakes Echo) A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to an environmental assessment of a $100 million construction subsidy for an ethanol plant in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The U.S. Department of Energy …

Summer Means No E15
June 9, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Domestic Fuel) …“The Environmental Protection Agency’s outdated interpretation of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) regulations is preventing the sale of E15 in most of the country during the busy summer driving season, adding …

Government Urged to Promote Algae Bio-fuel Products
June 9, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Manish Raj (The Times of India)  CHENNAI: Chemical Industries Association, an apex body representing a cross section of chemical industries based in Chennai, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider promoting algae bio-fuel …

ICM Announces Agreements for Cellulosic Technology, Selective Milling Technology (SMT)
June 9, 2014 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Annawan, Illinois-based Patriot Holdings LLC has signed a letter of intent for ICM’s patent-pending FST and Gen 1.5. According to ICM, the FST is a value-added platform technology that …

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds
June 9, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding that, more than an energy supply, it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases.

The team …

Ethanol Blending at 10% Won’t Be Major Game Changer: Praj
June 9, 2014 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(Moneycontrol.com) Praj Industries has been on focus post reports suggesting that ethanol blending with petrol could become a reality soon. Praj, which provides technology and machinery for ethanol production, is likely to benefit from the move.

In …

Ultrafine Particles from Vehicles: A Missing Piece in Emissions Regulations
June 9, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On Monday June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the single largest step to control stationary sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful emissions in the nation’s history. …

Report Provides Global Overview of Bioenergy, Biofuel Development
June 6, 2014 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and …

Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass
June 6, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Kate Yandell (The Scientist) Researchers from the University of Georgia and at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered the thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii to directly convert switchgrass into ethanol, according to a study published …

Trade Mission to Peru to Address Biomass, Biofuel Opportunities
June 6, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is organizing a renewable energy and energy efficiency trade mission to Peru. Scheduled for November, the policy mission will promote the export …

In ‘Galileo’s Torch,’ Unlikely Group of Washingtonians Debate Issue that Resonates
June 6, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Frances Stead Sellers (The Washington Post)   … But that’s former Reagan DOJ official Bruce Fein high on a promontory pulling a white cowl up over his head. And there’s conservative commentator Richard Viguerie …

Haiti’s First Biofuel Project Steps Up
June 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by (Biofuels International)  Illinois Sustainable Technology Centre (ISTC) along with non-for-profit business, Jatropha Pepinyè, has been working on achieving a consistent biofuel production method in Haiti.

Jatropha Pepinyè has developed this production method and thought of …

Microbes Chow Down on Latest Fuel-Cell Tech
June 6, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(MIT News)  Cullen Buie manipulates micro-scale phenomena to optimize energy conversion devices.

Buie’s work on microbial fuel cells is just one effort of many at LEMI, where projects draw upon fields including microfluidics, electrokinetics, electrochemistry, and …

Waste-to-Biofuel Facility Opens
June 6, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by (Biofuels International) …Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

The facility will have a production capacity of up to 38 million litres per year and is expected …

DF Cast: Senators, Industry Push EPA on Biofuels
June 6, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Time is ticking down for the Environmental Protection Agency to make a decision on how much renewable fuel will be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply, and ethanol and biodiesel groups …

Ricoh Awards Prizes for Students’ Sustainable Innovations at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
June 5, 2014 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Ricoh/PR NewsWire)  Winners of the 10th Ricoh Sustainable Development Award prove sustainability and good business are entirely compatible
Derived from plants, biofuel is an environmentally sustainable approach to the world’s energy needs, but its production is …

Finland To Give €100,000 To The Best Biorefinery Investment Proposal
June 5, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Finnbay) Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy is organising an international competition to accelerate the commercialisation of biorefinery innovations and the emergence of new biorefineries in Finland. The government is preparing to give €100,000 as an …

New White Paper Warns of Gasoline’s Growing Health Risks
June 4, 2014 – 5:57 pm | One Comment

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Gasoline exhaust is a much greater source of toxic emissions than previously reported, and lethal, ultra-fine particulates are not being adequately regulated and controlled. according to a new White …

Trade Focus: China
June 4, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA joined Growth Energy and others on a USDA trip to China, where signs of rapid growth were everywhere, writes Bob Dinneen. The goal was to develop …

White House Biofuels Proposal Is Baffling
June 4, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Ronnie Shows (The Hill/Congress Blog)  … For example: when I first heard several months ago that the administration proposed making across the board cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) – the federal policy that requires …

Fishing For Profit
June 4, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol producers looking for the next big market for distillers grains may want to seriously consider aquaculture feed. “For a variety of reasons, we’re just at beginning phases of seeing …

Study finds that increased corn yields and more efficient use of corn ethanol co-products will greatly decrease land needed for ethanol production
June 4, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Illinois Corn Marketing Board) Land attributable to ethanol will drop from current 25% to as little as 11% of U.S. corn acres

A too common error made in reporting the amount of land used for U.S. …

Deinove Signs Bioethanol Research Deals with Suez, Abengoa
June 4, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Reuters Africa)  French green biotech firm Deinove said on Tuesday it had signed research agreements with France’s Suez Environnement and Spanish energy company Abengoa to develop bacteria-based second generation bioethanol.

The company, which develops biofuels and …

AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015 March 18-19 Cologne, Germany
June 3, 2014 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015 March 18-19 Cologne, Germany

AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015 is the 4th edition of the international conference on sustainable synthesis of plastics and elastomers including materials currently available in the marketplace. The event will take place from 18-19 March 2014 at the Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany. …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015 March 18-19 Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: September 12, 2014
June 3, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015   March 18-19     Cologne, Germany   DEADLINE: September 12, 2014

AMI’s Green Polymer Chemistry 2015 is the 4th edition of the international conference on sustainable synthesis of plastics and elastomers including materials currently available in the marketplace. The event will take place from 18-19 March 2014 at the Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany. …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Production Workshop July 2014 Texas DEADLINE: June 15
June 3, 2014 – 5:45 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Production Workshop    July 2014   Texas   DEADLINE: June 15

Join commercially-minded Algaepreneurs, Researchers and Equipment Companies involved in the Algae Production Industry. Be involved and present at our next Commercial Algae Production Networking Workshop in July 2014. Sharing of information and collaboration is key to building the …

August 2014 Field Days Focus on Switchgrass as Bioenergy Feedstock August 19 – Beaver Crossing, Nebraska; August 20 – Dawson, Nebraska
June 3, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment
August 2014 Field Days Focus on Switchgrass as Bioenergy Feedstock     August 19 – Beaver Crossing, Nebraska; August 20 – Dawson, Nebraska

It’s not uncommon for farms to have troublesome areas where corn and soybean yields don’t quite measure up due to various physical features because of their vulnerability to soil erosion. These underutilized areas and marginal lands might …

GTCbio’s 5th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference September 18-19, 2014 San Francisco, CA.
June 3, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment
GTCbio’s 5th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference   September 18-19, 2014     San Francisco, CA.

This two-day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global chemical and energy industries – from petroleum to biobased.

The conference will look to examine new supply chain …

2014 Extension Energy and Environment Summit September 23-25 Ames, IA
June 3, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment
2014 Extension Energy and Environment Summit     September 23-25    Ames, IA

The 2014 National Bioenergy and Environment Summit will provide a forum for the exchange of biorenewables and sustainability research findings and educational ideas, methods, and techniques for Extension Educators, NGO’s and outreach and policy professionals with agriculture, …

Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability July 22-25, 2014 Recife, Brazil
June 3, 2014 – 4:24 pm | No Comment
Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability     July 22-25, 2014   Recife, Brazil

The PanAm RCN will be holding its first Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability, co-organized by AIChE, IfS and SBE, on July 22-25, 2014 at the Golden Tulip Recife Palace hotel in Recife, Brazil.

The implications …

2014 International Poplar Symposium VI (IPS VI) July 20-24 Vancouver, British Columbia
June 3, 2014 – 4:17 pm | No Comment
2014 International Poplar Symposium VI (IPS VI)   July 20-24     Vancouver, British Columbia

On Sunday afternoon and evening (20 July, 2014) we welcome participants to UBC for registration and an informal reception.

From Monday (21 July, 2014) through Wednesday (23 July, 2014) we hold our International Poplar Symposium VI.  …

WEBINAR: Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals June 10 1:00 Eastern Time
June 3, 2014 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals   June 10  1:00 Eastern Time

A.A. Kwesi Boateng, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA
This webinar will present the collection of knowledge developed during research into sustainable biofuels and co-products at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Summit on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry August 25-27, 2014 Philadelphia, PA DEADLINE: June 16
June 3, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the International Summit on Past and Present Research systems of Green Chemistry during August 25-27, 2014 at Philadelphia, USA. The major objective of the International conference is …

Biofuels Are Part of Vibrant Energy Marketplace
June 3, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by  Rebecca Maitland  (Houston Chronicle)  … Biofuels’ primary benefits are in energy security, economic growth and environmental performance.

“Biofuels reduce dependence on imported fuels. This strengthens our energy security while also creating jobs and improving local economies,” …

Hoke Refinery to Reopen Using Tobacco to Make Ethanol
June 3, 2014 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Burns (WRAL)   A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its primary feedstock, officials said Monday.  The former Clean Burn Fuels biorefinery in Raeford has been …

USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs
June 3, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill Implementation Continues at Brisk Pace with Universities and State Cooperative Extension Programs Now Set to Help Educate Farmers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Successful Production of High-Octane Renewable Gasoline from Woody Biomass
June 3, 2014 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Gas Technology Institute) In a recently completed project, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) worked with Haldor Topsoe, Inc. on an integrated biorefinery to make renewable “drop-in” gasoline, successfully producing a high-octane transportation fuel. The use of renewable gasoline could reduce lifecycle …

Biofuel-Obsessed U.S. Seen Blowing ‘Historic Opportunity’ in Nascent Green Chemical Market
June 3, 2014 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Peterka (E&E reporter/Greenwire)  The United States may be losing a major opportunity to be a global leader in the growing market for green chemicals because of its overwhelming policy tilt toward biofuels, industry …

Garbage-to-Gas Progress May Open Green Frontier in Iowa
June 3, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Gabriella Dunn (Des Moines Register)  … Iowa’s budding advanced biofuels industry stretches from Emmetsburg in the west to Marion in the east.

Although business and political challenges remain, engineers have concocted an expensive cocktail of enzymes …

International Summit on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry August 25-27, 2014 Philadelphia, PA
June 3, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment
International Summit on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry     August 25-27, 2014    Philadelphia, PA

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the International Summit on Past and Present Research systems of Green Chemistry during August 25-27, 2014 at Philadelphia, USA. The major objective of the International conference is …

ACORE Announces Submission of Comments on DOE’s Biofuel Research and Development Pathways
June 3, 2014 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(American Council On Renewable Energy)  Today (June 2, 2014), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which sought stakeholder input regarding the biofuel pathways …

A-Gas Launches ‘Even Greener’ Carbon Dioxide, Derived from Sugar Beet
June 3, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by  Andrew Gaved (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine)  Refrigerant, branded ‘eCO2’, offers sustainable sourcing and lower moisture content than current offerings, distributor claims.  In a first for the UK, A-Gas has launched a new high specification …

EPA Outlines 30% Cut in Power-Gen CO2 by 2030: What’s the Role for Carbon Capture and Use, Algae?
June 3, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EPA comes down hard on CO2, with proposed rule calling for deep emission cuts, but opts for highly-flexible, state-by-state approach.   Carbon Capture and Use not deemed a key strategy, but …

All-Renewable Plastic Bottles Creep Closer: Gevo Shipping Renewable PX to Toray
June 2, 2014 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Major step towards stable commercial supply chain for 100% renewable plastic bottling; big step forward for Gevo’s Silsbee operations in paraxylene, jet fuel and iso-octane.

From Colorado, news has arrived that …

Recent Ethanol Blending Margins
June 2, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  Ethanol prices went on a tear in March and April 2014 and reached new record levels exceeding $3 per gallon (see earlier farmdoc daily articles here and here).  A single factor did not appear …

ACE Informs Motorists that Many Vehicles Are Eligible to Use E15
June 2, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, Ron Lamberty, says many motorists might not realize …