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Donald Trump Just Made an Extremely Important Promise. It’s One of His Worst Yet.
May 31, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post)  Believe it or not, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate Plan.” …

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass
May 31, 2016 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp’s kraft and mechanical pulp …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?
May 28, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of …

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting — June 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 28, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting  —   June 13-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC

Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products.
Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
Update on …

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products
May 28, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy …

IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas — June 2, 2016
May 27, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas  —   June 2, 2016

As part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Internal Webinar Series, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. During …

Competing With Sub $50 Oil: A Strategy for the Biofuels Industry
May 27, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … However, until such time that we internalize the true life-cycle costs of extracting and using fossil fuels, and distinguishing fossil-BTUs from bio-BUTs, we will continue to struggle to find …

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities …

The SynBio Foundry: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
May 27, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Ames National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, …

Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec Advance on High-Margin Bio-Opportunities
May 27, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweeteners, acrylic, and nutraceuticals led the news at the end of this week, with key announcements out of Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec.

All the announces are developmental in  nature — patents, …

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
May 27, 2016 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more importantly, to reflect on the …

TSCA Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA
May 27, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that result in fundamental shifts in the requirements and approach …

Royal Society Calls for Review of European GM Ban
May 27, 2016 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Pallab Ghosh (BBC)  The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says.  —  Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had …

WEBINAR: “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know — June 13, 2016
May 26, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know  —  June 13, 2016

Webinar 1: Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect it

This webinar will provide an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Later webinars will provide a …

Electric Cars Are Not Necessarily Clean
May 26, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by David Biello (Scientific American) Your battery-powered vehicle is only as green as your electricity supplier  —  … Tesla has advertised its vehicles as having zero emissions, helping fuel the mania for the fun-driving sedan, but that’s …

Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?
May 26, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by David Biello (Scientific American) … Burning cellulosic ethanol as a fuel could result in just 10 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by burning gasoline.
One big secret to making it all work is the advanced …

Scrapping EU Biofuels Targets Is the Right Thing to Do
May 26, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

By Marc-Olivier Herman (Oxfam International/EurActiv)  … With the Commission expected to propose new legislation later this year, the biofuel industry is going on the offensive, calling the proposal to drop targets and other support measures for …

Commission Refers Poland to Court of Justice of the EU because of Restrictions to Some Imported Biofuels and Biofuel Raw Materials
May 26, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The European Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw materials for biofuel.

Polish law is …

Editorial: UCLA’s Composting Is Wasted Opportunity for Biofuel Production
May 26, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Daily Bruin) UCLA has sustained interest in reducing waste over the years, but it might have lost its interest in innovation.
While the 45 tons of food waste and biodegradable packaging its dining halls produce every month …

Ford’s Green CO2 Materials Will Reduce Carbon Emissions
May 26, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(The Green Optimistic)  Ford, after working with other companies and universities, is taking the next environmentally-friendly leap to include biomaterials in vehicles.
By using excess CO2 to create high-quality plastics and foam, the company will use …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.
The bill includes a …

Trump’s Right to Support Ethanol Mandates
May 26, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Skunes (Grand Forks Herald)  … Thankfully, there’s one vital energy policy that both Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, have promised to support: the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that oil companies make increasing …

EPA Schedules Hearing on RFS Proposal, Registrations Due May 31
May 26, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties …

Ethanol Called Fuel of Future
May 26, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews)  Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry.
He’s serviced around 200,000 vehicles and answered upward of 100,000 car-related questions on the radio. In this …

Audi Volkswagen Taiwan Fined for False Advertising
May 26, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Taipai Times/CNA)  Audi Volkswagen Taiwan Co (奧迪福斯汽車) has been fined NT$5 million (US$153,130) over false advertising in relation to the emissions levels of two of its models, the Fair Trade Commission said yesterday.
Advertisements in an …

Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push
May 26, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Martin O’Sullivan (Law360)  An environmental law introduced this week in Alberta would reinvest money from a new carbon tax in green technology and return some of that cash to residents.
Bill 20, or the Climate …

California Biofuel Industry Calls on State to Allocate Funding
May 26, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(BIODICO/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, …

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa streams
May 26, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would increase accordingly. However, recent IIHR …

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque Enter into a Collaborative Agreement
May 26, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Paper Advance/FPInnovations) The agreement covers the installation of a next-generation biorefinery facility in the city of La Tuque  —  FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) are proud to announce the signing of a collaborative agreement, the …

Why Is the BBD RVO So Low and What Can NBB Do about It?
May 26, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  EPA proposes to continue growing the Required Volume Obligations (RVO) for Biomass Based Diesel (BBD) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but at a paltry 100 million gallons a …

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform
May 26, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House and Senate passage in 2015 of substantive TSCA reform measures considerably improved the odds that …

Why Does Biology Take so Long to Make Commercial Products? A Job for BOB
May 26, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hy is so biology so challenging?  —  “It’s partly how we have done it. We sort through the research, then we design, and then we spend a lot of …

UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings
May 26, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  The University of Massachusetts today became the first major public university to divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the …

19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 12, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum   —   July 12, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every …

Liquid Fuel from the Sun: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Joule Unlimited
May 25, 2016 – 11:23 am | 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 …

Sub-$2/Gallon Biobased Hydrocarbon Fuels Head for Diesel-Hungry India
May 25, 2016 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  India’s SunLight Fuels licenses IH2 Technology for hydrocarbon transportation fuels from agricultural waste  —  In India, Sunlight Fuels has signed a Front End Loading license agreement for IH2 Technology with …

European Bioethanol Offers 15% CO2 Reductions in Transport – Blocking It Is a Form of Climate Crime
May 23, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.)  … The European Commission in Brussels is right now putting the finishing touches to a Communication on Transport Decarbonisation, due out this summer.  …  There is a risk …

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS
May 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  The practical and legal constraints on the RFS are mostly of EPA’s own making. As EPA admitted in the final 2014-2016 rule, it set the volume obligations …

Smoke & Fumes
May 22, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  This is a story about how the world’s most powerful industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change. And it begins earlier—decades earlier—than …

Report Release Presentation of “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects”
May 22, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)  Distinction Between Genetic Engineering and Conventional Plant Breeding Becoming Less Clear, Says New Report on GE Crops  —  An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, …

NAS Reaffirms Safety and Benefits of GMOs
May 20, 2016 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Marshall (Precision Ag Wired)  The National Academy of Sciences has released (yet another) reportreaffirming the safety and benefits of GMO crops.  Not surprisingly this report has lead to a flurry of reactions across multiple …

ICBB 2016: International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy — December 29-30, 2016 — Paris, France
May 20, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
ICBB 2016:  International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   December 29-30, 2016   —   Paris, France

The ICBB 2016: 18th International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Biofuels …

RES-T-BIOPLANT: Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuel Production
May 20, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

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

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2
May 20, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei, who has been studying algae’s …

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month
May 20, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of biofuels to the state by kicking off a unique ethanol promotion at Sapp Brothers in …

Workshop In Japan Aims To Dispel Myths On U.S. Ethanol GHGs
May 20, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its industry partners sought to dispel myths about U.S. ethanol and open the door for the renewable fuel in the Japanese market this week at a …

Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing
May 20, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Chris D’Angelo (The Huffington Post)  New documents show the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.  In 1963, Esso (now Exxon Mobil) patented a design for a “novel and highly efficient electrode“ for …

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
May 20, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which …

What Kevin Cramer Is Telling Trump about Making American Energy Great Again
May 20, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Say what you will about the EPA, but it doesn’t take the easy way out.  EPA issued its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard yesterday, surprisingly early given that it has been …

Ernst: EPA’s Latest RFS Levels Don’t Follow 2007 Law
May 20, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Senator Joni Ernst says EPA administrators may be called before congress to explain the agency’s recent decision on renewable fuel standards.
“There is clear direction from congress,” Ernst says, “and …

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks
May 20, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  Immediate Air Quality & Climate Benefits Are Available From Existing & Proven Technologies  —  New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation test program in California for …

WEBINAR: GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice — June 9, 2016
May 20, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment
WEBINAR:  GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice    —   June 9, 2016

It’s an exciting time in yeast innovation for the fuel ethanol market. Gene editing technology has allowed for the development of pathway engineering to create yeast strains that produce ever-increasing ethanol yield while also delivering …

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir
May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight …

Good News, Kemosabe: Reverdia and Wageningen UR Launch Development of New Bio-PBS Compounds
May 20, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research have launched a joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection moulding. The new bio-PBS compounds …

Core-JetFuel Final International Conference: Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward — June 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
May 19, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
Core-JetFuel Final International Conference:  Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward   —    June 16-17, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward will take place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June 2016 in Brussels, and follows …

WestJet Teams with Clean Energy Centre to Develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain in Western Canada
May 19, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Canadian carrier WestJet is to team with the new Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) in the town of Drayton Valley in central Alberta to accelerate the development and deployment of sustainable aviation biofuels …

Hogg Touts Biofuels
May 19, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Joe Sutter  (The Messenger)  Education spending, environmental concerns are a focus for senate candidate  —  State Sen. Rob Hogg touted his support for renewables and biofuels while at the Iowa Central Community College fuel …

How Different Is Diesel from Biodiesel, Really?
May 19, 2016 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Laurie Winkless (Materials Today)  Australian researchers have found that particulate emissions from a diesel exhaust are heavily influenced by the fuel’s composition
According to the European Commission, biofuels now represent around 5 per cent of …

Transport Ministers Urged to Support Global Offsetting Mechanism for Aviation
May 19, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(AviationBenefits.org)  Fifty ministers of transport from countries around the world are gathering in Leipzig for the International Transport Forum Summit, the theme of which is ‘green and inclusive transport’. At the ministerial opening session today, …

Profile: Florida Power & Light Achieves Key Emissions Reductions with Biodiesel
May 19, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  “Powered by Biodiesel” decals adorn Florida Power & Light Co.’s diesel vehicles as they traverse Florida and beyond. The signage highlights the key role this advanced biofuel is playing in the …

WEBINAR: Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible? — June 1, 2016
May 19, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible?  —   June 1, 2016

Participate to understand the potential viability of small-scale manure digesters and available resources through the REAP program and how to leverage with other federal programs.

Participate to understand current research, available technologies, future possibilities, and the …

Start-up to Scale-up: An Interview with Global Bioenergies CEO Marc Delcourt
May 19, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(ACS Green Chemistry Institute)  Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies in the world and the only one in Europe to develop a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The company …

Guest View: For the Farmers, the Biofuel Bubble Has Already Burst
May 19, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Orr (Quad City Times/The Heartland Institute)  …  Many of the agriculture-related policy discussions taking place in the nation’s capital focus on how corn farmers will be hurt by the biofuel mandate because RFS …

Jamaica Still Not Producing Ethanol 8 Years On
May 19, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  ‘We are yet to see that,’ says economist as he outlines vision for sugar sector  —  Jamaica is still not producing ethanol for the E10 mix of petrol which the Government introduced into …

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many
May 19, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability programs in U.S. agriculture, I have learned first-hand how biofuels such as ethanol are good …

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea
May 19, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (The Intelligencer)  I am writing in response to Andrew Mikula’s May 13 letter (“With oil now plentiful, why the need for ethanol in gasoline?“). Several points come to mind.
Ethanol has several characteristics …

Chempolis Gets Green Light for JV Biorefinery Project
May 19, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A joint venture (JV) project between Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), which should cost around €110 million, moves on after getting approval from NRL’s board.
The project has preceded several preparation stages …

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing
May 19, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.
The partnership will combine Royal Cosun’s specialist …

Suzuki Says Discrepancies Mar Japanese Emissions Testing
May 19, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Law 360)   Suzuki Motor Corp. on Wednesday said an internal investigation prompted by regulatory scrutiny over emissions and fuel efficiency standards has shown “discrepancies” in the testing methods used for 16 car models sold …

2016 BIO Career Fair — June 7-9, 2016 — San Francisco, CA
May 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
2016 BIO Career Fair   —   June 7-9, 2016  —  San Francisco, CA

You are invited to attend the premier bioscience recruiting event of the year, the 2016 BIO Career Fair. FREE to all job seekers! Co-located with the 2016 BIO International Convention, the BIO Career Fair will …

Biodiesel Blends Benefit Soybean Farmers at Aberdeen Station
May 19, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Tri-State Neighbor)  A gas station in Aberdeen added a biodiesel blender pump as part of a program sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.  …  “Brown County is one of the top …

National Biodiesel Board Says Production Is Already Ahead of EPA Targets
May 19, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Nicole Heslip  (Brownfield Ag News)  The National Biodiesel Board says the industry has already met the biodiesel targets set by EPA for 2018.
Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel tells Brownfield they’re happy to …

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown
May 19, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities and the thousands of people who were drawn to them.  —  …  But the price …

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study
May 19, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland.
By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s …

CEC Awards Biodico $1.2M Grant for Zero Net Energy Farms Project
May 19, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Biodico Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  California biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate …

USDA Announces $21 Million Available for Bioeconomy Research and Development
May 19, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/EurekAlert!) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today (May 18, 2016) announced the availability of $21 million to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
May 19, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, …

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region
May 18, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other grain exports and has expanded its efforts to include ethanol and dried distillers grains with …

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest
May 18, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Passion, leadership and vision are more important than gender in the work of three top managers.  —  In fact, there are only a handful of women in top management …

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East
May 18, 2016 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

By Ed Hubbard (Renewable Fuels Association)  …  At APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum), I found a delegation of countries that weren’t just committed to biofuels, but eager about the future and promise they held for …

EPPO to Increase B10 Biodiesel Use
May 18, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(National News Bureau of Thailand)  The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) has instructed units under the Ministry of Energy to urgently study an increase of B10 biodiesel consumption according to the 2015-2036 Alternative Energy …

It’s Time for an Octane Boost
May 18, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Tracey King (Detroit News)  While our automobiles have experienced remarkable changes over the past several decades, the fuels we put in them have not. Specifically, the octane rating of regular gasoline today is the …

Looking at the Sudden Growth of Cellulosic Ethanol
May 18, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Ben Nuelle  (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  In April, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a little over 1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol was produced in the first quarter of 2016. Production is well ahead …

Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018
May 18, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.  These increases would boost production and provide for ambitious yet achievable growth. The …

Levulinic Acid as a New Platform for Green Chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals
May 18, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In February, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Segetis, a US-based, venture-backed levulinic acid derivatives producer Segetis has more than 50 patents …

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong– Parts 1 and 2
May 18, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  … Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and 2011 were candy for a renewables-hungry world.
A Breakthrough in Catalytic Pyrolysis to make cost-competitive, drop-in …

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough
May 18, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse gas regulations, saying the state’s climate change law requires officials to craft rules that establish …

VW, Porsche Seek To Escape Feds’ Emissions Suit
May 18, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Dani Meyer (Law 360)  Volkswagen and Porsche separately urged a California federal court Monday to toss the government’s allegations that the automakers cheated emissions standards, with Volkswagen arguing that the suit doesn’t show it …

Solving the Biomass Puzzle
May 18, 2016 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Ames Laboratory)  Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory hope …

USDA: Inviting Organisations for AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge
May 17, 2016 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Deepika (FundsForNGOs.org)  The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of United States Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from organisations for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) …

Alkol Biotech Sells Large Batch of Sugarcane Bagasse for 2G Ethanol Testing
May 17, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane bagasse for scientific cellulosic ethanol technology testing.
The EUnergyCane consortium is a group of companies, universities, …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction
May 17, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced Biofuel, biodiesel, holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel …

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB
May 17, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under …

The Big Year Continues: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Amyris
May 17, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amyris reported Q1 2016 net loss of $15,3M on revenues of 8.8 million, compared with $7.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. The increase from Q1 2015 included product …

Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy
May 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Some teams are sellers. They reduce costs, go lean, and hunker down in a case of “wait’ll next year”.
In industrial biotechnology, the calendar tells us it’s May but it might …

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D
May 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, …

Canadian Ethanol Producer Utilises By-Products to Expand to Biogas Production
May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Canadian ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels has invested in key co-products to sell in addition to its 58 million gpy ethanol output.
The Calgren plant, located in Pixley, California, was the state’s first when …

Bellona Europe Calls on European Commission to Promote Marine Bioenergy
May 17, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  Bellona Europe, a non-profit green organisation, has called on the European Commission to promote marine bioenergy for heat and power and biofuels.
The group made the call in its response to …

Bio-Bean Makes Eco-Friendly Pellet Fuel From Coffee Grounds
May 17, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Steve Hanley (Gas2.org)  … Arthur Kay is an architect by training. While designing a new coffee shop one day, he learned that England creates more than half a million tons of coffee grounds every year. …

Calif. Carbon Rule Challenge Needs More Oomph, Judge Says
May 17, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by  Kali Hays (Law 360)  Fuel and agricultural groups need to make more specific arguments if they want to reassert claims tossed from their challenge to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, now that the rule …

Coming to Terms With Sustainability
May 16, 2016 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by  Charlie Niebling (Biomass Magazine/Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC)  …   I, for one, endorse the notion that if America’s forests are stable or growing, when viewed in total, then American use of wood biomass to …

CALL FOR POSTERS: Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session — July 12-14, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 3, 2016
May 16, 2016 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR POSTERS:  Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session  —  July 12-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  June 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and the general public to submit abstracts for BETO to review and consider for inclusion in the poster session …

Denmark Announces Plans for New Advanced Biofuels’ Transportation Target
May 16, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Denmark has announced plans to set a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation as part of its aim to promote “green power”.
The announcement was made by the Danish …

Biofuels Put in Winning Performance at Eurovision
May 16, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(BusinessGreen)  This year’s song contest was the greenest yet, thanks to mobile generators powered by vegetable oil  —  On Saturday night Stockholm played host to some of the most glamorous – and bizarre – performances …

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand
May 16, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending …

RFA Wins TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety
May 16, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  For the fourth time, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has won the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for hosting its series of ethanol safety seminars last year for first and emergency responders. …

Oil Firms to Buy More Ethanol from Dry State of Bihar
May 16, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  Weeks after Bihar banned sale of liquor, the Centre has asked state-owned fuel retailers to buy as much ethanol as they can from distilleries in the state for mixing in …

Ontario to Spend $7-Billion on Sweeping Climate Change Plan
May 16, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Morrow and Greg Keenan (Globe and Mail)  The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what …

Seaweed Farm Examines Biofuel Potential
May 16, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Jules Scully (Western Telegraph)  The potential of using algae as biofuel is being examined on the Haven waterway.
Marine biologists from Swansea University have installed a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock to look into the …

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins
May 16, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners.
The worst crude oil downturn in a generation, which at first helped refiners’ profits, has now passed through …

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options
May 16, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with help from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Drivers will …

World Leaders Must Get on Biofuels Page
May 16, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Global Renewable Fuels Alliance) …  It is estimated that the transportation sector produces 25 to 30 percent of the world’s GHG emissions, making it a key focus for policies aimed at …

Ethanol Industry Uses UAS for Variety of Applications
May 16, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) use in the ethanol industry is taking off. From checking on corn fields, to inspecting ethanol plants, to looking over rail cars before shipment, farmers …

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High
May 16, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity” scores, saying the application process was inconsistent and left scores too high to meet the …

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?
May 16, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative said.  We were invited to …

APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
May 16, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment
APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

In collaboration with US Navy, PACOM, University of Hawai’i, and RIMPAC VIP-Week, join Defense Innovation Leadership at the 2016 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo and the 7th bi-annual Defense Energy Technology Challenges. Accelerating …

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii DEADLINE: May 26, 2016
May 16, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR INNOVATIONS:  APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC  —   July 27-28, 2016   —   Pearl Harbor, Hawaii    DEADLINE:  May 26, 2016

In collaboration with US Navy, PACOM, University of Hawai’i, and RIMPAC VIP-Week, join Defense Innovation Leadership at the 2016 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo and the 7th bi-annual Defense Energy Technology Challenges. Accelerating …

Ethanol & Biofuels Asia — June 29-30, 2016 — Singapore
May 16, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
Ethanol & Biofuels Asia  —   June 29-30, 2016  —   Singapore

*Economy Outlook and Analysis
* Investment Potencial & Opportunites
* Global Ethanol Supply & Demand
* Beverage and Chemcial Indsutry
* Balance of Sugar and Ethanol
* Feedstock Availability & Diversity
* Policies and Regulations of Biofuels
* Fermentation and Distillation Tech …

4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit — July 12-13, 2016 — Alexandria, VA
May 16, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment
4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit  —   July 12-13, 2016  —   Alexandria, VA

The 4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit will focus on the efforts to advance military mobile power and energy capabilities. It will discuss the methods that have been, or will be put into place in …

Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 12-14, 2016 — Miami, FL
May 16, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference   —   September 12-14, 2016  —  Miami, FL

The Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. Building on the outstanding success of last year’s event, this is …

7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference — July 7-8, 2016 — Boston, MA
May 16, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment
7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference  —   July 7-8, 2016  —   Boston, MA

GTCbio’s 7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference will be held on July 7-8, 2016 in Boston, MA. This two-day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global …

‘Status Quo’: Shell Spews Nearly 90,000 Gallons of Oil into Gulf of Mexico in Latest Spill
May 16, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Nika Knight  (CommonDreams.org)  ‘This spill shows why there is a new and vibrant movement in the Gulf of Mexico for no new drilling’  —  Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore drilling operations were pouring oil into …

BREAKING: High Court Turns Away Exxon’s Challenge To $236M MTBE Verdict
May 16, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360) The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a $236 million trial judgment against ExxonMobil Corp. in a groundwater contamination case in New Hampshire, leaving in place a verdict the energy …

Many Paths to Money from One Mighty Microbe: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Deinove
May 16, 2016 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   This week we reported that Deinove and Toulouse White Biotechnology are collaborating with the MetaToul* platform (INSA-LISBP Toulouse and MetaboHUB national infrastructure) headed by Prof. Jean-Charles Portais, aims to map the …

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy
May 16, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in a report for the Bio-based Industries …

Can the U.S. Military Afford to Run on Biofuels?
May 16, 2016 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Rich Smith (The Motley Fool)  …  The beef tallow being used today, however, costs just $2.05 per gallon, making it cheaper than the $2.76 per gallon that the Defense Logistics Agency pays for F-76. A …

The Truth About Tight Oil (2016)
May 16, 2016 – 9:51 am | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists) Tight oil is a major source of global warming emissions. Better regulations—and an industry held accountable for its actions—would help.

Methane is trapped in the same rock deposits as tight oil and …

Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could Be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation
May 15, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Moffitt (St. Louis Public Radio)  … Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, said that sorghum, Camelina sativa and pennycress are non-agricultural crops that researchers are harvesting for oil …

Massachusetts Supermarket Chain Opens AD Facility
May 13, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC/Biomass Magazine)  The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its green energy facility in Freetown, Massachusetts, on April 15, just in time for Earth Day.  The …

National Biodiesel Board Commends Proposed Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive Through 2019
May 13, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax …

Tracy Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol
May 13, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.
During the two-hour-long tour, the students toured the various processes of ethanol …

Mine Dump Biofuel Pilot Project Achieves Early Success, Holds Much Potential
May 13, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Ilan Solomons (Mining Weekly)  Local green technology company G-Tech has recorded early success in its attempt to grow biofuel and other bioenergy feedstock to produce bioethanol and biodiesel as part of a mine dump …

The Ethanol in Your Gas Tank Should Come from a Tree in a Maine Forest
May 13, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by  Kevin L. Raye (Bangor Daily News/Down East Strategies)  Yet our forestry sector is in serious trouble, as mill closures and job losses reverberate through Maine’s economy. The urgency of finding innovative new uses and …

Republicans Need to Embrace Renewables — on Their Terms
May 13, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Mark R. Maddox (American Action Forum/Livingston Group/The Hill)  … There is heartburn over subsidies, including concerns about federal dollars being used to support a largely private-sector enterprise that the majority of states have mandated. As well, …

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well
May 13, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the free hand of an unrestricted marketplace will guide biofuels into our fuel supply, driving economic …

EPA Honors Two Biodiesel Champions
May 13, 2016 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Harvard University & NJ’s Medford Township Public Schools Reduce Carbon Emissions with America’s Advanced Biofuel  —  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to …

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid
May 13, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid technology that meets the …

A Global Force for Good: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Military Biofuels Program
May 13, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To explain the Navy’s marine and aviation biofuels program, Chris Tindal gave the following presentation at ABLC 2016 in February. As we described it earlier this year, “They’re here. $2.05 per …

Cruz Aims to Declaw Energy Security Hawks with Appropriations Amendment
May 13, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Def Con 2 alert from the biofuels educational and advocacy group (Advanced Biofuels USA) noted a House Subcommittee draft for defense appropriations, which had this language in Section 8132:
None …

UC Riverside Awarded $1.3M from USDA for Green Energy Research
May 13, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Nightingale (University of California Riverside)  Charles Wyman, Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), …

DOE Funding Opps Target Energy-Intensive Ops (Oil, Gas, Biofuel, Fuel Cell, Chemical)
May 13, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin (SmartGridNews.com)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute as part of the Administration’s broader National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which …

Senator Sherrod Brown Announces Up to $2 Million in New Federal Resources for The Ohio State University to Support Research on Biofuel
May 13, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)  25 Percent of Soybean Oil Processed in U.S. is used for Biodiesel and Bioheat. Ohio Ranks Sixth in the Nation for Soybean Production.  —  Today (May 11, 2016), U.S. …

EPA Finalizes Stronger Methane Emission Rules
May 13, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by  Devin Henry (The Hill)  The Obama administration on Thursday finalized a new rule designed to cut methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector, pushing a stronger standard than one proposed last summer.
The …

Sustainable Transportation Summit — July 11-12, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Sustainable Transportation Summit  —   July 11-12, 2016  —   Washington, DC

On July 11–12, 2016, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the first ever Sustainable Transportation Summit. The Summit will bring together transportation and mobility leaders to …

Businessman Wants Second Life for Ethanol’s Leftovers
May 12, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  (Scott) Hornafius, you see, wants to build a $1 billion, 1,000-mile underground pipeline across Iowa and Nebraska to Wyoming. The line would carry ethanol-plant production leftovers in the form of carbon …