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13th Annual Small Farm Conference — November 11-12, 2016 — Princess Anne, MD
October 28, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment
13th Annual Small Farm Conference   —   November 11-12, 2016   —   Princess Anne, MD

Former U.S. Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest is keynote speaker for the 13th annual Small Farm Conference to be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12. An …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

For Cars of the Future, the Fuels They Need, Today, from Algae
October 28, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Of all the many wonders at the Algae Biomass Summit this week, perhaps there was nothing more interesting in terms of the Department of Energy’s laudable attention to the sector …

E-Diesel Cars Will Have Same Carbon Footprint as Electric, Says Audi
October 28, 2016 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(Wired)  Audi’s German plants are working on climate-neutral fuel alternatives, e-gas and e-diesel  —  …

One such smart solution is Audi e-gas. The fuel, which is produced through a combination of electrolysis and methanation, is being …

VW Billions to Foster Natural Gas Vehicles?
October 26, 2016 – 10:54 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  NGVAmerica Urges States to Take Advantage of Settlement  —  States should take advantage of the big diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen to promote natural gas vehicles to reduce pollution, …

UrbanX for California Renewable Diesel
October 26, 2016 – 10:45 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Facility in Southern California for Fourth Quarter 2017 Expected to Produce Fuel with a CARB CI in the Low Teens  —  UrbanX is applying $5 million in California Energy Commission …

Biofuels Finance Conference Meets in Minneapolis
October 24, 2016 – 9:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … The lame duck Congress offers the next best chance for some movement on one issue important to the ethanol industry, said Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American …

Aquatic Weed May Feed Biofuel Boom
October 24, 2016 – 9:11 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat ( Bangkok Post)  A Thai research team has successfully produced ethanol from water hyacinth. Now it needs to find the technology to turn the result into a viable business —  A Thai …

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol
October 24, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to point out that 80 million …

Letter: Pink out with Ethanol
October 24, 2016 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

by Krista Willis Willmar (Hutchinson Leader)  …  And some consumer choices do significantly impact our exposure to cancer-causing toxins.  Vehicle fuel is an excellent example. That’s why several major chains of gas stations across six …

Here’s How Ethanol COSTS Farmers At Least $57 BILLION
October 24, 2016 – 8:40 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Follett  (The Daily Caller)  A federal ethanol mandate has cost American farmers at least $57 billion dollars through increased corn prices, according to calculations by the National Chicken Council.

When America became the world’s …

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert
October 24, 2016 – 8:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr. Randolph holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, with a specialty in the …

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 24, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Greeley Tribune)  … In spite of its supporters being hugely outspent, the RFS passed based on the common-sense approach of diversifying fuel sources beyond the effective monopoly of petroleum interests, lessening our dependence …

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake
October 24, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

(Science 2.0)  Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in place of gasoline and biodiesel …

Emails: Clinton Team Mulled Repeal of EPA’s Ethanol Program
October 24, 2016 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign mulled supporting the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuels program before a campaign tour through the corn state of Iowa last year, according to illegally …

Argonne LCA Finds Renewable Diesel from Algae Fractionation Has 63-68% lower GHG than Petroleum Diesel
October 24, 2016 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with …

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?
October 24, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  …

The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than Jan. 1, landfill methane power plant emissions meet the same standard as other types of engines …

New Sunflower and Sorghum Crop Growth Models in ClearAg Platform
October 24, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

(Iteris)  Predictive Agriculture Analytics and APIs from Iteris Now Cover Sorghum and Sunflower Crops —  Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced the addition of growth …

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
October 24, 2016 – 7:18 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 …

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview
October 24, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global commodity prices plunged — algae companies began a steady re-focusing on the higher prices available …

Ethanol in U.S. Gas Tanks Is Backfiring for Climate Change
October 24, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by John Upton (Climate Central)  It may have seemed apparent to members of Congress a decade ago that if a motorist pumped a gallon of fuel made from corn into their gas tank, a gallon …

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?
October 24, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free of disease. And they’re producing tubers up to twice the size of the commercial varieties growing …

Opinion: Why ICAO’s Emissions Deal Will Not Make A Difference
October 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jens Flottau (Aviation Week)  When the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in early October that its general assembly had reached agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia), the …

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector
October 24, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the sector. Innovations and public policies …

Airports Council International – North America Supports Alliance BioEnergy’s CTS Process for Aviation Biofuel Production
October 21, 2016 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (ALLM) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has given its written support of the CTS process …

Awards of £5m for New UK-Brazil Joint Projects in Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Research
October 21, 2016 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A joint investment between UK’s BBSRC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in advanced biofuels research.

The funding – £3.5 …

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future
October 21, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by Retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton (The Hill/VoteVets.org)  Ninety-seven percent America’s motor fuel is blended with homegrown ethanol. From an energy security perspective, this is major progress that should be celebrated and encouraged.

Energy is not …

Science Symposium: International Biofuels Developments — November 10, 2016 — Rotorua, New Zealand
October 21, 2016 – 7:09 pm | No Comment
Science Symposium: International Biofuels Developments   —   November 10, 2016   —   Rotorua, New Zealand

The Bioenergy Association and Advanced Biofuels Research Network have combined to host a symposium including international and local speakers providing an update on the latest research and market activities for liquid biofuels.
A number of international …

With Biofuels, We Are Heading at Full Speed Down a Dead-End Street
October 21, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Jan Paul van Soest (Gasterra/De Gemeynt)  …  The link to the original aims disappears. Some biofuels which fall into the ‘conventional’ category are more effective at reducing CO2 than some ‘advanced’ biofuels. There is always …

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown
October 21, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Researchers at ORNL uncover the chemical reaction that helps break down biomass for biofuel  —  Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a sustainable source for production of …

Swiss Research Discovers Way to Transform Lignin into Biofuel
October 21, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have turned lignin into a source of biofuel by simply adding a common chemical. The patent-pending method that converts up to 80% of lignin …

USGC Study: U.S. Corn Ethanol Can Assist Japan In Reaching Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
October 21, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  A recently released U.S. Grains Council (USGC) study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan’s 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over gasoline, supporting the …

AACC – Climate Leadership Awards DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
October 21, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Solution Generation)  Solution Generation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), will honor one AACC member college with a $10,000 award for its excellence in climate leadership.

Solution Generation will reward the institution …

Energy Lessons from Podesta’s Inbox
October 21, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … Comb through the tens of thousands of messages from John Podesta’s hacked inbox long enough, and you can find a veritable roadmap to the energy policy Hillary Clinton would …

API Will Pursue RFS Reform during 2016 Lame-Duck Congress and Beyond
October 21, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Nick Snow (Oil & Gas Journal)  The American Petroleum Institute plans to press members of Congress to reform the federal Renewable Fuel Standard when the federal lawmakers return for their 2016 lame-duck session following …

Can You Make Money on Renewable Fuels?
October 21, 2016 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Don Longo (Convenience Store News/Progressive Grocer)  Experts urge retailers to take advantage of grants, credits and tax breaks.  —  Three experts on the renewable fuels market pointed out that there are literally hundreds of …

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships
October 21, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. …

Technique Could Lower Cost of Making Bioplastics and Biofuel
October 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.  While abundant in nature, cellulose is difficult and expensive to find in pure …

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law
October 21, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the …

Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017
October 21, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Federal Register)  The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) which is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses …

Think Small, Tough Times: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Microchannel F/T Technology
October 21, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels.

After 15 years and some $300 million in investment, …

New Bioprocessing Tech Moves Us from “Food vs Fuels” to “Food, then Fuel”
October 21, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, let’s consider a more compelling way to process a corn plant so that we handle the process with a goal of first extracting all the materials that are useful …

Biofuels Researchers Engineer Plant Lignin and Explain Evolutionary Path
October 21, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  In 2014, researchers announced the successful engineering of a poplar plant “designed for deconstruction.” The finding caught the attention of the global scientific community. The highly degradable poplar was the first of its …

US Grain Exports Increase in 2015/16, Ethanol Exports to China Grow 1227%
October 21, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  US exports of feed grains in all forms in 2015/2016 increased by more than 300,000 tonnes from the previous marketing year, US Department of Agriculture data shows.

Totalling at 100.5 million tonnes, …

UK Government Responds to CCC Decarbonisation Recommendations
October 21, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The UK government has released its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC’s progress report, published in June 2016, focused on its priorities for …

White House OMB Reviews 2017 RFS Rule
October 21, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Oct. 19, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018 to the White …

RFA, RFF to Offer National Ethanol Conference Scholarships
October 21, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the eighth year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) to offer scholarships to students who are interested in attending the National Ethanol Conference (NEC), …

#Ethanol Breaking Through Blend Wall
October 21, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The average amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply hit a new record last week of 10.4 percent, just breaking through the 10% blend wall for the second time in …

Commentary: The Time Is Right To Rethink Biofuel Policies
October 21, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Peter Boag  (Canadian Fuels Association/PublicNow)    …   Last week’s release of Course Correction: Rethink Canada’s Biofuels Policies by Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission pointed to timing as a key factor in its recommendation to terminate biofuel …

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins
October 21, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be from …

Lies and Big Oil Fiction
October 21, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuel critics will continue to distort the truth to fit their own narrative, but you can bet the ethanol industry will hit back with the truth each …

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate
October 21, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates battled it out in the western part the state they are fighting for.  Republican Sen. …

UAI: EPA Emails Show Oil Industry Helped Design Test Fuels
October 20, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative has discovered that the U.S. EPA relied heavily on the oil industry to help design test fuels used for the EPAct Study. This is a critical …

RFA: Data Show the So-Called “Blend Wall” Is Crumbling
October 20, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Gasoline supplied to the U.S. market last week contained an average of 10.4 percent ethanol, according to data released this morning by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). It was the second time …

Discovery of Carbon Storage Signaling Mechanism in Algae Offers New Potential for Sustainable Biofuel Production
October 20, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)   James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were …

Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls
October 20, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Ames Laboratory)  A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls to better understand how …

EACC Detectives Unearth Fraud at Raila’s Company
October 20, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Samuel Messo (Tuko)  Detectives have exposed details of an undercover operation that discovered fishy ethanol dealings associated with a company owned by Raila Odinga’s company;  The EACC detectives followed vehicles that had left the company in …

What To Do With Algae
October 20, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … So the process removes and processes about 25 tonnes of earth to obtain each gram of Pt, valued at about $35. It is a very lucrative business.

Biomass is much …

Poised for Production: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentalg
October 20, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fermentalg’s technology optimizes the industrial exploitation of the exceptional properties that are found in microalgae to produce molecules of interest such as the Omega 3 fatty acids, coloring agents, antioxidants …

WikiLeaks Emails Show How Clinton’s Campaign Chief Once Opened Doors for Energy Firm
October 20, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Kevin G. Hall (McClatchyDC)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors at home and abroad for an alternative energy firm whose investors include a Vladimir Putin-supported Russian company.

These ties were highlighted last week when …

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective
October 20, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45 other businesses and organisations across the shipping and marine industry are calling for the International …

EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program
October 20, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  More than 4,400 environmental educators will gain training and leadership opportunities in 2017 through a new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road
October 19, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at …

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
October 19, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product …

0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets — November 18, 2016 — Baltimore, MD
October 19, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets  —   November 18, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the products …

Path to Improved Fuel Economy Includes Ethanol
October 19, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) director says the auto industry path to improved fuel economy includes higher blends of ethanol.

Randall Doyal, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in southeast Minnesota, tells …

Airlines Race to Buy Renewable Fuels before Factories Are Even Built
October 19, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Ken Foxe (Lonely Planet)  Airlines are so keen to cut their carbon footprint, that all the renewable fuel to be produced at three soon-to-be finished factories, has already been purchased before they’ve even opened.

The …

Auto Club Monitoring Proves Ethanol Blending Safe
October 19, 2016 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Gene Hammond (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Association Motor Club Marketing)  Guest columnist for ACE’s Grassroots Voice column in the November EPM writes about the AMCM and Travelers Motor Club experiences with ethanol.   —   … …

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It
October 19, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever carbon tax to be implemented in the United States. But while the initiative promises to fight …

UK Promises to Support Advanced Biofuels and Use in Aviation and Freight
October 19, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, in advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response set out the Government’s commitment to its domestic climate change targets and provides background to our …

‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels
October 19, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial …

OMCs Are Buying Biodiesel to Blend with Regular Diesel
October 19, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to buy a total of 20 million litres of biodiesel from local manufacturers  —  Oil marketing companies (OMCs) are purchasing biodiesel from …

First Local Seed Selection to Take Place at Project Solaris
October 19, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Anine Kilian (Engineering News)  South African seed selection for research and development company Sunchem’s solaris crop – a nicotine-free tobacco variety that yields significant amounts of sustainable oil for biojet fuel feedstock – has …

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis
October 19, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Elham Khaghami (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Pyrolysis of plastic wastes can be described as a chemical process and thermal decomposition of organic components in an oxygen-free atmosphere to yield char, oil and gas. Pyrolysis of …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s Complete 2016 Multi-Slide Guides to 42 Majors in the Advanced Bioeconomy
October 19, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest hosted the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  Here below are all the companies we …

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: New Approaches May Unlock Dairy Methane’s Value
October 19, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the newer arrivals in Florida’s small bio-based industry is Culture Biosystems, which produces attractive economics for its advanced algae  cultivation platform which enables large-scale production of algae to …

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?
October 19, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(Energy and Environment Research Center)  Red Trail Energy, LLC, and the EERC take a closer look at the expansion of ethanol production through carbon capture and storage. READ MORE

BIO Asks Congress to Extend Critical Bioenergy Tax Credits During Lame-Duck
October 19, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  BIO today (October 18, 2016) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairs calling for the extension of renewable energy tax credits …

Once More into the Blendwall Breach
October 19, 2016 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The American Petroleum Institute is hoping that when the EPA sets final biofuel volumes later this year, it will reduce the percentage of ethanol required for blending with gasoline to something …

Green Biologics Introduces BioPure Brand, GreenInside Trademark
October 19, 2016 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(Green Biologics/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, recently announced the branding and product development strategy for its high purity biobased n-butanol …

Navy Displays Military Use of Biofuels and Great Green Fleet at Commissioning of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
October 18, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Electricity.  When describing the USS Zumwalt, which was commissioned in Baltimore Harbor Saturday, the first characteristic to mention is the new age design (can’t miss that); followed by the …

BBI JU Showcases Novel Bio-Based Products at the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference
October 18, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking )  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants to the products and production methods of the future during the Bratislava Bioeconomy conference (BBEC2016) organised …

Engine, Truck and Equipment Industry Leaders Highlight Strategies for Achieving Climate and Clean Air Goals
October 18, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New Videos Feature Policy Approaches, Engine Technology and Fuel Options to “Meet the Climate and Clean Air Challenge of the Future”  —  The Diesel Technology Forum is releasing a series of short …

U.S. Signs On to Global Agreement Capping Aviation Emissions
October 18, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(OurEnergyPolicy.org)  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized an agreement to cap the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions at 2020 levels. Due to the cross-border nature of aviation, this sector, which is responsible for 2 percent …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

With Hometown’s Cornfields in Mind, Shimkus Supports Renewable Fuel Standard Reform
October 18, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Ruth de Jauregui (Metro East Sun)  Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) recently expressed his readiness to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which he is the senior member, in pushing for Renewable Fuel Standard …

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020
October 18, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional biofuels post-2020 at a high-level dinner debate organized by the European Oilseed Alliance in European …

DOE Awards Microvi Grant for Innovative Biogas Conversion Technology
October 18, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(Microvi)  Microvi has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that converts methane and carbon dioxide in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals, the company announced today.

The …

UPM Partners with NGOs and Green Think-Tanks to Drive Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels
October 18, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/UPM)  ENGOs, think-tanks and the advanced biofuel industry have been collaborating on defining policy boundaries for European fuels policy that recognises the need to safeguard sustainability while stimulating investments into a truly sustainable advanced …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand
October 18, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Investors Warn Car Industry over Climate Change
October 18, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Terry Macalister (The Guardian)  Car manufacturers told they must address climate change by switching to low-emission models − or face a sell-off of their shares, reports Climate News Network  —  Major investors have warned …

CALL FOR PAPERS: EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
October 14, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS: EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden   DEADLINE:  October 31, 2016

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the …

NRHEG High School Students Visit Guardian Energy
October 14, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from NRHEG (New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, Geneva) High School visited Guardian Energy yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.

The students, from the seventh and eight grade, …

EPA’s Plan for Electric Vehicles Could Upend RFS Politics
October 14, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Obama administration’s newest plan to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a political boost to supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard, aligning automakers with biofuel backers against …

EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden
October 14, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment
EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition   —   June 12-15, 2017   —   Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’
October 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her campaign.  Hacked emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks belonging to John Podesta showed her top aides …

Commission Admits Policing Biofuels According to Public Opinion
October 14, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted.  —  Last July, the EU executive published a European Strategy for Low-Emission …

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday in …

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020
October 14, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry stress the importance of sustainable energy sources in the low-carbon economy post-2020.

The organisation held on …

Biofuels to Drive Growth in Global White Biotechnology Market until 2024
October 14, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach $487.08 billion (€442.5bn) by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10.2% with biofuels spearheading the market.

According to the new report by …

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel
October 14, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Anum Yoon (Triple Pundit)  As the world turns its attention to addressing global warming, the airline industry, too, is researching ways to do its part and lower greenhouse gas emissions. One option is investing more into …

Industry Concerns over Impending Queensland Biofuel Mandate
October 14, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Darren House (Convenience and Impulse Retailing)  Petrol retailers will be encouraged to seek compensation to recover costs if the Queensland Government’s biofuel mandate fails as many industry operators have predicted.  The mandate, which comes …

World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016) — December 5-7, 2016 — San Antonio, TX
October 14, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment
World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016)   —  December 5-7, 2016   —    San Antonio, TX

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the World Biodiesel Congress and Expo which will be held on Dec 5-7, 2016 at San Antonio, USA”. This scientific gathering guarantees that offering the thoughts and …

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly into Ethanol
October 14, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org) In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a …

Biodiesel Industry Seeks Support in Government for Investment of R $22 Billion by 2030
October 14, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Marta Nogueira (Reuters (Google Translation)) Biodiesel industry representatives presented Thursday to the federal government several suggestions to promote the sector and increase production to 18 billion gallons by 2030, up from 4 billion liters …

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Praj
October 14, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional to advanced. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Praj – going through …

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment with Anaerobic Digestion
October 14, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world. The “European Model” relies on cash crops and manures with very high incentives and feed-in-tariffs. …

Green Fuel Sued for $1 million
October 14, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Charles Laiton (NewsDay)  The National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd (NOIC) has approached the High Court seeking to compel Billy Rautenbach’s Green Fuel ethanol plant to pay over $1 million storage and …

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn
October 13, 2016 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer and carbon capture expert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“There’s no doubt you can do it,” …

Washington Auto Show — January 27-February 5, 2017 — Washington, DC
October 13, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
Washington Auto Show   —   January 27-February 5, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto Show®, a world class event, continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model …

German American Bio Energy Business Conference — November 1, 2016 — Atlanta, GA
October 13, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
German American Bio Energy Business Conference   —   November 1, 2016   —   Atlanta, GA

The conference is featuring German and U.S. industry and policy experts.Our keynote speakers include decision makers representing German and American companies as well as representatives from leading research institutions, government agencies and industry associations. In addition, …

Bioenergy Australia — November 14-16, 2016 — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
October 13, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy Australia   —    November 14-16, 2016   —   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Bioenergy Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2016, is being held at the Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, from Monday 14 November – Tuesday 15 November 2016 with a technical tour on Wednesday, 16 November.

The Conference …

CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX DEADLINE: February 26, 2017
October 13, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS:  Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX    DEADLINE:  February 26, 2017

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin …

Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX
October 13, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin …

14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017” — January 23-24, 2017 — Berlin, Germany
October 13, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017”   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Berlin, Germany

The program of the 14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future” is now available for you at www.fuels-of-the-future.com. On behalf of the co-organizers, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), …

Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference — October 17-19, 2017 — Campos do Jordão, Brazil
October 13, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference   —   October 17-19, 2017   —   Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Organized by leading scientists from research institutions in Brazil and abroad, the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST 2017) will be held from 17 to 19 October 2017. The public of this international conference …

8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — February 22-23, 2017 — San Antonio, TX
October 13, 2016 – 2:50 pm | No Comment
8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit   —   February 22-23, 2017   —   San Antonio, TX

ACI’s 8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use of greenhouse gas CO2 and converting this into profitable sustainable materials. The two day conference brings …

Young Scientists Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference
October 13, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  College science students interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 16 – 19 in San …

Biofuels Campaign Revs Up Driver Education
October 13, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Much has been discussed about the supply side of biofuels, but with the introduction of a biofuels mandate on January 2, 2017 there is a real need to educate the public. …

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel
October 13, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer a new form of ethanol-free biofuel.

Campbell Cove 1-Stop is now offering isobutanol – a corn-derived …

Letter to the Editor: Fixing the RFS Pothole
October 13, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by David Uible (Clermont County Commissioner/Clermont County GOP/The Clermont Sun)  … On principle, I believe in free markets, and in keeping the government small and control as local as possible. The EPA, an unelected federal agency, shouldn’t …

How Do the Presidential Candidates Stack up on Farm and Rural Policy Issues?
October 13, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Sara Wyant (Farm Forum)  As some of you know, Agri-Pulse made a significant commitment to track the presidential candidates, starting in 2015. We followed each one during the primaries, to the nominating conventions and …

Owners of Biofuel Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
October 13, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated over $60 million in fraudulent tax credits and U.S. …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

Danish Bioethanol Project Halted Due to Lack of Political Support and Financing Issues
October 13, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing …

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change
October 13, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is considering that would allow conventional refineries to receive renewable fuel credits for using drop-in biofuels …

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona
October 13, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over …

Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic
October 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term work. This pioneer in the field has an exceptionally extensive portfolio of raw materials compared to …

Waterloo City Council Turns Down Biodiesel Facility
October 13, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Tim Jamison (The Courier)  Heavy neighborhood opposition erased Kwik Trip’s plans for a biodiesel blending operation near U.S. Highway 63 and Shaulis Road.  Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 Monday to reject the La …

RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel
October 13, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel offering this year with the debut of E15 fuel at its convenience stores throughout the …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Suntory, Syngenta and ChemChina
October 13, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Higher US Ethanol Production from Sorghum, Corn Yield: Professor
October 12, 2016 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The higher ethanol production seen so far in 2016 has come from greater sorghum use and boosted yields from corn, said a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Department …

Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production
October 12, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton ethanol plant to generate valuable credits by producing cellulosic ethanol with …

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table
October 12, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce enough biofuels to displace all of the gasoline currently purchased by our residents and all …

$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative
October 12, 2016 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina Biotechnology Center)  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals …

Letter: E15 Is Earth-Friendly Biofuel
October 12, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma/Kelly Hansen (Globe Gazette/POET)  Something new and exciting is popping up all across our state. Think: cleaner air, less use of toxic chemicals and consumer savings for Iowans.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is …

RFA Announces Fishing Sponsorship to Promote Ethanol
October 12, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce it will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail this year with Bass Pro Shops, in an effort …

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’
October 12, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.  Gevo successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic …

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy
October 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the emerging bioeconomy.

The Biogenic …

Stanford Faculty Share in $24 Million National Science Foundation Grant
October 12, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Taylor Kubota (Stanford News)  Two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will …

Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power
October 12, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.

This unique pairing …

Expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy Facility, Establishes Kern Co. as State’s Top Producer of Advanced Biofuels
October 12, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Crimson Renewable Energy/PR Web)  The recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel production facility leads to a tripling of production and puts Kern County on the map as California’s leading producer of Advanced …

Six POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power Processes
October 12, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(POET)  Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional …

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery
October 12, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to raise quality of fuel …

An Overview of the Current Biochar and Activated Carbon Markets
October 12, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Hugh McLaughlin (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biochar is an emerging market; growing rapidly, still in its infancy, but with gigaton market potential when we, as in humanity, start addressing the climate crisis. Activated carbons are …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi
October 12, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Zymergen Gets Lit: Raises $130M in Epic Series B
October 12, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what you get with Zymergen. You pack up your production microbe — currently making enzymes, PlantBottle precursors, flavors, fragrances, advanced polymers, therapeutics and so on. You ship to Emeryville. …