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

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

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

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

The consortium consisted of …

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

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

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

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

This year’s event is set …

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

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 Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future
January 29, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses …

COP21 President Says Growing Emissions from Aviation and Shipping Sectors Must Be Tackled This Year
January 29, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The President of the COP21 negotiations in Paris, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, told the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday that in the year ahead it would be necessary to work with …

4th Global Moringa Meet India Updates Moringa Biodiesel Project ROI
January 29, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Business/Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP))   … A time when many industries are shrinking or closing down altogether, Moringa plantation and value addition management continues to expand and grow. For one, Moringa has proven …

Every Presidential Candidate’s Position on Ethanol
January 29, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Ben Potter  (Ag Web)  Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election to discuss – with one exception.

Because the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is oft-argued, and because …

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port
January 29, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol, according to its pre-application with the city. That would include increasing rail-unloading capacity from four …

American Energy Alliance Launches Six-Figure Ad Buy against Toomey-Feinstein
January 29, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein …

BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry
January 29, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the …

USDA Highlights Benefits of Rural Development Grants with Eye on Bioenergy
January 29, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion granted for renewable energy through …

Are Biobased Products Clean and Safe?
January 29, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Steve Hentges (Biofuels Digest/Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group)  In a recent column, GFBiochemicals Chief Commercial Officer Marcel van Berkel wrote about the potential of levulinic acid as a biobased platform chemical. As an example, he mentioned …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States
January 29, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A primer worth knowing is “The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States”, prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory . It evaluates …

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO
January 29, 2016 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected to its Board of Directors. …

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?
January 28, 2016 – 9:04 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American sports car racing season. It promises to be one of the best with the brand …

The Future, Unzipped
January 28, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Erik Ness (Grow)  Lignin is a tough organic compound that gives plants like this poplar their structure—and it’s one of the biggest obstacles in breaking down plants to produce biofuel. John Ralph and his …

6 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-Based & Renewable Plastics
January 28, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Ann R. Thryft (Design News)  A trend we think we’re seeing is that it’s not enough anymore to come out with a bio-based plastic, a biodegradable bio-based plastic, or a sustainable plastic made of …

NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation
January 28, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(National Energy Technology Laboratory) The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from …

Review of Water Consumption and Water Conservation Technologies in the Algal Biofuel Process.
January 28, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tu Q, Lu M, Thiansathit W, Keener TC (PubMed)  Although water is one of the most critical factors affecting the sustainable development of algal biofuels, it is much less studied as compared to the …

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey Announce First Round of Funding Awards for “Fueling Our Future Initiative” $2.49 Million Awarded to Help Install 107 New Blender Pumps around Iowa
January 28, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that $2.49 million has been awarded through the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative to support …

Innovative Micro Bio-Unit Can Turn Home Rubbish into Cooking Gas
January 28, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Community)  Home waste could be an irritable nuisance, especially in rural areas where proper collection of waste doesn’t exist. But this trash can become a real treasure. In the iconic film Back to the …

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?
January 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality without …

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power
January 28, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by flying high in the polls in Iowa, despite his years of efforts to kill a …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Vehicles Based at Italian Cross-Country Ski Race
January 28, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Netherlands-based oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling arctic diesel containing Neste’s renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region, which will be used to fuel vehicles servicing …

The Problem with Biofuels
January 28, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by  Richard Martin and Michael Reilly (MIT Technology Review)  The U.S. Navy is touting its “Great Green Fleet,” but why haven’t biofuels made a bigger splash despite a decade of hype and investment?

The mandates outlined …

Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Carson, Paul, Christie and the Ethanol Boondoggle
January 28, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  John Stossel (Fox News)    …  They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates want to look strong at the start of the race, so every four …

Air Regulator Sues California Utility over State’s Historic Methane Leak
January 28, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters)  A California utility failed to protect residents from the largest methane leak in state history at its natural gas field near Los Angeles, a regional pollution watchdog said in a lawsuit filed …

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions
January 28, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of renewable energy is the best way to meet or even surpass Clean Power Plan targets, …

Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum
January 28, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Drexel NOW)  A blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a crop of the green stuff that Drexel University researchers claim is more effective at treating …

What Biodiesel Producers Should Know about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
January 28, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  If your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act  —  … Moreover, if …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.

Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

From First-Gen to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Aemetis
January 28, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower …

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes
January 28, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From 1866 through 1899 (a year …

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines
January 27, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Mack Trucks, Inc./For Construction Pros)  Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined …

The Collapse Of Oil Prices Has Killed What Little Serious Interest Airlines Ever Had In Biofuels
January 27, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Dan Reed (Forbes)  …  Additionally, airlines – which always are sensitive to the rising and falling of public and political sentiments – have sought to position themselves as environmentally-concerned corporate citizens eager to make …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements
January 27, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards. …

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass
January 27, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Nelly Berg (Chemistry World)  US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their new electrolytic approach can even release hydrogen from obstinate molecules like lignin and cellulose. — …

Growing Beyond the RFS to Drive Demand for Ethanol
January 27, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …  “The RFS helped kick start the significant volumes of ethanol production we see today, but we cannot rely on the RFS to ensure a continued market,” Durante (Doug Durante, Clean …

Increased Demand from Feeders and Ethanol Keep Sorghum Sales up
January 27, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Cogburn (American Agriculturist/Farm Progress)   Drop in demand from China finds domestic markets stepping up, putting balance sheet back to the future  —  For years, the sorghum balance sheet never changed. On an annual …

Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers
January 27, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Pyle (The Hill/ American Energy Alliance)  … Fortunately for the corn industry, “advanced” biofuels have failed to take off as Congress expected. Moreover, EPA can reduce the volumes Congress called for in the statute, which …

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel
January 27, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), both Oregon and British Columbia have also adopted low carbon transportation policies, and they are …

Third-party Groups Highlight NBB Successes with Industry Awards
January 27, 2016 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board was honored by a number of third-party organizations in 2015 for successful efforts and achievements in advancing the biodiesel industry. Honors came from regional and national organizations, and …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
January 27, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to reduce greenhouse gases, and biodiesel …

Back On Solid Ground
January 27, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After an extended period of policy uncertainty, the final renewable fuel standard (RFS) rule and a two-year retroactive reinstatement of the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit are expected to bring stability …

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks In Support Of Renewable Fuels
January 27, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(CBC Online) Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail and she’ll be making a stop in Carroll prior to the Iowa Caucuses. Late last week Carroll Broadcasting talked with Clinton about lowered Renewable …

IEA-RETD Launches Call for Proposal for Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) Study DEADLINE: February 4, 2016
January 27, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA)  Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) technologies like renewable methane or renewable hydrogen can substitute fossil conventional and alternative fuels (natural gas or liquefied natural gas) and thus decrease the share of transport-related emissions (NOx, particles, …

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks
January 27, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  There are virtually “no limits” to what technology can achieve to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, says Niklas Gustafsson from the Volvo group. What will eventually hold back progress in cutting …

Biofuels for Transport in Germany
January 27, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current developments and perspectives of conventional and advanced biofuels.  …  The main instruments for decarbonizing the …

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate
January 27, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia’s rising petrol costs.
He says serious commitment to renewable biofuels would also dramatically …

CRISPR-Cas9 Tool Expedites Production of Biofuel Precursors and Specialty Polymers in Living Systems
January 27, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Sarah Nightingale (Phys.Org)  A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers. …

Bioethanol Plant in Kazakhstan Due to Restart in Dec – Report
January 27, 2016 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Plamena Tisheva (See News)  A biofuel plant in the North Kazakhstan region is due to resume production at the end of the year, Interfax reported citing the region’s governor. … The plant, Biokhim, will produce …

Readying for Market: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to REG Life Sciences
January 27, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In January 2014, REG acquired LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million. Most of the old LS9 team, including the entire R&D leadership group, joined the newly …

ExxonMobil, REG Tie-Up to Take Cellulosic Biodiesel to Scale
January 27, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two giants hook up to bring cellulosic biodiesel to scale. A new source of biodiesel feedstock, and a new source of renewable fuels.

In Iowa, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group have …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates
January 26, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this …

Push to Change Biodiesel Tax from Blender’s to Producer’s Credit
January 26, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers would like to see the Biodiesel Tax Credit changed from a blender’s to a producer’s credit. Under current law, blenders of biodiesel can claim a one …

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank
January 26, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL …

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth
January 26, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks as PACCAR embraces biodiesel blends in its engines, old and new. Considering average mileage, these …

Fortune Smiles on Industry, Better Late Than Never
January 26, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … Second, we have both retroactive and forward-facing tax credits. For the first time in years, Congress injected some certainty into the market by extending expired tax provision for …

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016
January 26, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute) …   In the summer of 2014, the USDA released the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap. The release of this roadmap marked the first time that federal agencies made a public commitment …

Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses
January 26, 2016 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Rajdeep Golech (Biomass Magazine)  Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.  —  Emphasis toward greenhouse gas reduction and massive availability of agriculture and forest residue has led to …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board
January 26, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the …

Abu Dhabi Claims World’s First Bioenergy Facility to Produce Both Food and Aviation Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-consortium supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that it will soon launch the world’s first bioenergy research facility using desert land, irrigated by …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Market Assessment
January 26, 2016 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past month, NREL published a critical assessment on the viability of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blends and the impact on US energy options. The complete assessment is here.

NREL writes:

The introduction …

Octane’s Liquid Diamonds: The Secret Value of Ethanol
January 26, 2016 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is ethanol really worth $3.81 for the octane but costs only $1.39 on the market? How could that be?  Math majors around the country are frequently perplexed by this one. If …

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant
January 26, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to …

Student Awards in Green Chemistry Applications due February 19th
January 25, 2016 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society) Green Chemistry Student Awards – Apply by February 19, 2016
The Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship and Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award sponsor young international green chemistry scholars to participate in the 20th Annual Green …

Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas
January 25, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Pipeline and Gas Journal)  Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is going forward with a project to build its first ethanol terminal in Texas. Construction will begin this month and the terminal is expected to be operational …

Ethanol Expansion May Boost Michigan Basis
January 25, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News)  Strong ethanol demand and ample supplies are two of the main reasons the Andersons are doubling ethanol production at their Michigan facility.  Mike Irman, Vice President and General Manager …

ABO Seeking Virtual Interns
January 25, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Help us build the algae industry  —  Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the …

Will Oil Prices Rebound in 2016?
January 25, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  Oilprice.com recently spoke with Carl Larry, Director of Oil and Gas at Frost & Sullivan, a consultancy that conducts research on oil and gas markets, to get his thoughts on the …

Efficient Transfer of CO2 to Microalgal Systems
January 25, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers have developed a new inexpensive and environmentally friendly technique to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, according to a study at the University of Melbourne. The technique involves a novel combination of …

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest
January 25, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. …

FTC Rule Amends Labeling Requirements for Certain Ethanol Blends
January 25, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Federal Trade Commission has published a rule in the Federal Register finalizing amendments to its rule for automotive fuel ratings, certification and posting. The new rule adopts rating, …

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016
January 25, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to turn the words of the COP21 Paris Agreement into tangible action – perfectly showcased the …

Know Your Target Market
January 25, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by  Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  There’s plenty of consumer research on motorists’ fuel buying habits, and focus group research done by ACE and other ethanol supporters falls in line with …

Panel of Bioenergy Experts Examine Biofuels as Solution to Transportation GHG Emissions
January 25, 2016 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/MarketWired)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) was proud to host three Canadian bioenergy experts who participated in a special panel series in Ottawa and Toronto entitled Creating Real Greenhouse Gas (GHG) …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Super Bowl Fan Village, Fan Charter Buses
January 25, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village, reducing the fuel carbon footprint by 50 …

Iowa Congressional Delegation Unanimously Calls for Strong Up-Tick in 2017 Renewable Fuel Volumes
January 25, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in …

GoodFuels Marine Receives Highest Standard Certification for Its Sustainable Marine Biofuels
January 25, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(GoodFuels Marine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ (RSB) 12-point certification is considered having the strictest sustainability criteria, guaranteeing the sustainability of biofuels  —  GoodFuels Marine, the first marine biofuel company focused on the global commercial …

Sustainable Aviation Biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines
January 25, 2016 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX in 2016. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural …

The Top 25 Advanced Bioeconomy Capital Raises of the Year
January 25, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest reports that the Top 25 capital raises in the advanced bioeconomy raised 1.146 billion in new capital during 2015 for company development — and pilot, demonstration and …

Energy to Lead Competition DEADLINE: April 4, 2016
January 25, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead competition in October 2015 to challenge colleges and universities to develop innovative plans for clean energy projects. The …

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes on ‘Corporate Greed’ and Climate Change at Davos
January 25, 2016 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Proma Khosla (Mashable)  … “Together we are fighting to preserve our fragile climate from irreversible damage, and devastation of unthinkable proportions,” (Leonardo) DiCaprio said in a speech at the Davos Crystal Award Ceremony.

“We simply cannot …

Next Step for Volt, Green Car of the Year, Should Be E85 Capability
January 25, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Don’t let all the accolades go to your head, Chevy Volt. You’re still not a truly green car, despite what it says on your new piece of hardware.

But the …

Why Isn’t The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  … Michelle Malcho from Chevy’s communications group responded:

The engine was chosen to be the most efficient overall for the entire system. Plus, the goal was to get to regular unleaded gasoline …

Faced with Cheap Oil Prices, Biofuels Industry Sees No Déjà Vu
January 25, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Reuters/Business Times)  Ethanol producers may feel less pain from sinking oil prices than in previous tough times, as a government rule ensures a minimum use of the biofuel and recent consolidation gives them both financial …

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?
January 25, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the issue shouldn’t be difficult with …

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due
January 25, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Kenneth Riffle (Salina Journal) Opinion:  … Ethanol utilized as an oxygenate in blended gasoline helps control carbon monoxide emissions. As an economic driver, ethanol has strengthened rural communities by adding value to agricultural production. If adhered …

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of …

Ethanol: Does EPA’s RFS Ruling Meet Congress’s Intent?
January 25, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Coppess (University of Illinois/AgFax) Today’s article completes the discussion of EPA’s final rule for the RFS. The previous articles in this series provided background on the RFS, a general review of the final rule and …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 25, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) …

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
January 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell or trade credits; Using stationary fuel cells to convert biogas from wastewater treatment into renewable hydrogen, …

Sunliquid Is Awarded the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment
January 22, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  Sunliquid prevailed against 14 competitors in the category Process Innovations; Cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology is groundbreaking for climate and environmental protection; Biofuel enables up to 95% savings in greenhouse gas emissions without competing with …

Strong 2015 Places Joule as a Global Leader in Scalable Ultra-Low Carbon Fuel Technologies
January 22, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(Joule/BusinessWire) Major milestones include acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, expanded partner relationships, continued strong technology development backed by strong financing partners  —  Joule, the pioneer of drop-in liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced today that it …

Partner Collaborations Advance Second-Generation Elevance Biorefinery Technology
January 22, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.)  In collaboration with several partners, including the special contribution of Versalis under a strategic partnership started in early 2014, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. — a high-growth company that creates novel specialty …

Takreer Refinery Blends Biofuel
January 22, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Khaleej Times)   The BIOjet Initiative is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks to develop sustainable energy sources to diversify the UAE economy and increase workforce opportunities for Emiratis.  —   For the …

Abengoa to Sell off Bioenergy Arm for a Billion Bucks
January 22, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, as part of its complete restructuring to avoid bankruptcy, Abengoa has decided to sell off Abengoa Bioenergy—possibly in three parts: Europe, Brazil and the US—for a total of roughly …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles
January 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US  —  No matter how you spin it, the …

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude
January 22, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil.

And …

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners
January 22, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil. And the …

The Economics of Cover Crops
January 22, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  At the first Soil Health Summit last year, I talked with Purdue University agricultural economist Dr. Wally Tyner about the need to quantify the economic benefits for farmers of using cover …

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail
January 22, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a one-pager to media outlets to …

Horowitz: Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System
January 22, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Horowitz (Conservative Review)  … In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of our economic system.  Energy is the lifeblood of a free economy.  Much like immigration stands …

Ohio Has Few Checks for Natural-Gas Storage Leaks
January 22, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Laura Arenschield (Columbus Dispatch)  … In fact, Ohio ranks eighth nationwide in the volume of natural gas stored below ground.

California officials issued emergency-oversight measures last week requiring daily inspections of storage fields using infrared technology …

Eni Research Brings You Eni Diesel +
January 22, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Eni)  This is another great example of Eni’s focus on sustainable innovation. Starting from next Monday, 18 January, the new Eni Diesel + will be available in over 3,500 fuel stations all over Italy.  The …

EWG Blasts Ethanol for Making Iowa’s Waterways Toxic
January 22, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Working Group has released a new blog alleging corn produced for ethanol is responsible for increased amounts of toxic water pollution due to runoff of fertilizers …

Designer Enzymes and Strains: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Arzeda
January 22, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  100,000+ naturally occurring molecules are known but the biosynthesis is unknown — and cannot be made economically at any scale, today. Meanwhile, millions of synthetic non-natural molecules that could be …

Launch of the Great Green Fleet
January 22, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $2.05 per gallon for drop-in, non-food advanced biofuels blends. Who would have thought it possible a few years ago.  Well, the Navy for one. Their remarkable vision results in Carrier Strike …

US Energy Secretary Expresses Support for Biofuels at DC Auto Show
January 21, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   This year, for a change, in the introduction to his remarks at the Washington, DC Auto Show, US Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz pointed out …

Honda VP Says NSX Probably Racing in 2017 Le Mans GT Class
January 21, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., in answer to a question at the DC Auto Show said there would be an announcement …

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels
January 20, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Department of the Navy is now buying advanced, drop-in, cost-competitive, next gen renewable fuels. The biofuels sought can be blended in a range of 10 to 50 percent with conventional …

Dealing with India’s Sugar Mess
January 20, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Prerna Sharma (Nikkei Asian Review)  Global commodity markets are going through one of their worst phases, thanks to sluggish demand and supply gluts. Most agricultural commodities have touched all-time price lows — down 40% …

EPA Vehicle Emission Models Unreliable
January 20, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(WNAX Radio)  A new study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that the vehicle emissions model used by the EPA is unreliable.  RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper says the motor vehicle emissions simulator …

Arid Farm Can Soon Produce Aviation Biofuel at Masdar
January 20, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Haseeb Haider  (Khaleej Times)  The two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help grow native halophytes for generating biofuel, while producing fish and shrimps.

A research facility to develop …

California Gas Leak Exposes Growing Natural-Gas Risks
January 20, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Richard Martin (MIT Technology Review)  As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are at risk of leaks and explosions.  —  Since it was first detected on October 23, …

Amidst Drop in Oil Prices, U.S. Navy Deploys ‘Great Green Fleet’
January 20, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by David Alexander (Reuters/Yahoo!)  The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first …

How a Controversial SECNAV Has Transformed the Navy
January 20, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Navy Times)  … The future fleet is poised to operate more on alternative fuels and be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has transformed the services he leads during what has become the longest …

University of Georgia Scientists Using $5 Million Grant to Combat Invasive Weed Johnsongrass
January 20, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by James Hataway  (University of Georgia)  A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating …

Supply Ministry Receives 16 Offers for Establishment of Commercial Chains Branches in Governorates
January 20, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Shaimaa Al-Aees  (Daily News Eqypt)  … The ministry is working on developing the production of the Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company (ESIIC) through the establishment of a trademark. This trademark is currently being …

Iowa Governor Calls for Anti-Cruz Vote on Ethanol Issue
January 20, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by David Pitt (Associated Press) Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of the country’s lead-off presidential caucus, on account of his failure to support renewable fuels like …

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape
January 20, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group) invested heavily in expanding cane crushing and power generation. Now, the ambitious sugar plant is …

UK Government Prepares for RTFO Consultation
January 20, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The UK Government is preparing to consult on legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) this year.

In correspondence published this week, Patrick McLoughlin, the UK’s Transport Secretary, set out plans to decarbonise …

New Building Block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s Novel FDME Pathway
January 20, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new “breakthrough process” in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century …

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM Find “Breakthrough Process” for a “Long-Sought Molecule”
January 20, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st …

South Korea Planning To File Charges Against Volkswagen Exec: Report
January 20, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Michael Ballaban (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Criminal Charges Coming Against Volkswagen’s People  —  We haven’t seen much by the way of actual, personal, criminal consequences for Volkswagen executives, but the first round of charges coming down …

Upside Down Ethanol-Gas Ratio Appears to Be New Normal
January 19, 2016 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price ratio has been above 1.0 for the past four months. “The hefty premium of ethanol …

King Vows to Protect Renewable Fuels Standards
January 19, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(KIOW)  There has been a lot of discussion among political candidates regarding the production of ethanol fuels. Some candidates are against the idea while still others have proposed a plan to phase renewable fuel standards …

BiobasedWorld — February 15-16, 2017 — Cologne, Germany
January 19, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment
BiobasedWorld  —  February 15-16, 2017  —  Cologne, Germany

If converting renewable biological resources into bio-based products or bioenergy is your business, BiobasedWorld is the trade show for you.  At BiobasedWorld, you have all the space you need to exhibit your technologies and products.

Fermentation …

CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016 — October 25-27, 2016 — Washington, DC
January 19, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016  —  October 25-27, 2016  —  Washington, DC

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for CAAFI stakeholders and leaders alike to experience the momentum of the alternative aviation fuel market, a market that continues to develop and mature every year. CAAFI scheduled its …

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided biodiesel programs in the world’s top producers of palm oil.

Indonesia may miss its target of …

Uggah: Malaysia Committed to B10 Biodiesel
January 19, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Malaysiakini/Reuters) Malaysia is still committed to its plan to raise its biodiesel mandate to 10 percent despite low oil prices, a senior government official said today.

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said they …

Cellulosic Biofuels Outlook: Abengoa Doubts May Not Affect Biofuels Industry
January 19, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Although the cellulosic ethanol industry has had some challenges, there is hope for the year ahead.  For some Midwest farmers, cellulosic ethanol’s launch in the past two years has allowed …

ABN AMRO Bank New Partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program for Biojet Fuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(KLM)  The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme has welcomed its 12th partner: the ABN AMRO bank today officially joined the group of trendsetting corporations who share KLM’s vision on sustainability and are striving to reduce their …

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers
January 19, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output away from sugar and towards ethanol  —  India can soon expect a policy on flexible-fuel …

Sh288 Million Ethanol, Sh56 Million Contraband Sugar Seized in Mombasa
January 19, 2016 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Agutu and Elkana Jacob (The Star) Ethanol worth Sh288 million and contraband sugar valued at Sh56 million were seized in Mombasa between October and December 2015, the EACC has said.

The ethanol in 64 containers …

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep Duc Minh  —  The government has ordered Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and six other …

National Biodiesel Board Challenge to Rules on Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Continues
January 19, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(American Soybean Association)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) this week filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding their petition for review of EPA rules on Argentinian biodiesel …

Insurance for New Biofuel Crop Now Available
January 19, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/PRMediaRelease) Carinata Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon — USDA’s Risk Management Agency today announced that producers in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota can insure carinata by written agreement under the …

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
January 19, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse the scale, productivity and cost efficiency of any known alternative to fossil fuel today. Its …