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Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants
August 7, 2014 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many ethanol advocates attending and speaking at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference are not strangers to the ethanol industry. Even though they have been with the industry …

Ethanol Production, Plagued by Yogurt Bacteria, Getting Viral Cure
August 6, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Summer (livescience.com/Phage Biocontrol, Inc.) The beneficial microbes that convert milk into yogurt and act in people’s guts to promote digestive health cause big problems in ethanol fermentation tanks. When fermenting corn to create ethanol, lactic …

US Biodiesel Supply Kings
August 5, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead.
The marked increase in U.S. …

Increasing Ethanol Yield
August 5, 2014 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  One way enzyme technology can help ethanol plants is by yielding more ethanol per bushel of corn.
At the recent Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Nathan Kreel with Novozymes talked about Olexa, a unique enzyme …

UOP’s Ecofining Tech Linked to Massive Renewable Diesel Project in Ohio
August 5, 2014 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks?
That’s the vision for a new project origination …

Bangchak Buys B765m Ethanol Plant
August 4, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  SET-listed Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), a majority state-owned refiner, has signed an agreement to buy most of a bioethanol factory in Chachoengsao for 765 million baht.  President Vichien Usanachotes said the board on …

Kansas Ethanol Plants Start Producing New Corn Diesel
August 4, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

By Megan Hart (Topeka Capital-Journal)  Fuel is chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel
Two ethanol plants in Kansas have started turning a different part of corn into a fuel they say can replace conventional diesel.
Jeff Oestmann, president …

Obama’s Delay on Renewable Fuel Puts Producers in Bind
August 4, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

By Mark Drajem   (Bloomberg)  In the arid Imperial Valley of California, Tim Brummels is trying to turn an agricultural cousin of sugarcane into low-carbon ethanol.
It’s the kind of climate-friendly project supporters have pined for …

GTL Joint Venture
August 4, 2014 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Velocys plc)  Velocys plc (VLS.L), the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that it has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management, NRG Energy (NRG), and Ventech Engineers International …

E15, E85 and Biodiesel Now Available At Several Murphy USA Locations in Iowa
August 4, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Murphy USA Converts Four Stations in Iowa to Now Offer More Low-Cost, Locally-Produced Renewable Fuels Blends
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Murphy USA has just converted four stations to now …

SG Preston Announces World’s Largest Purpose-Built Renewable Diesel Plant in Southern Ohio
August 1, 2014 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(Yahoo! News/SG Preston)  $400 Million Facility in Lawrence County to Create 100 Permanent Jobs and Produce 120 Million Gallons Annually
SG Preston (SGP), a bioenergy leader, today announced the planned development of a 120 million gallon …

New Jobs Coming Through Two Lawrence County Businesses
July 31, 2014 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Darrah Wilcox  (WCHSTV.com)  … The latest announcement for the Tri-State is a $400 million biodiesel facility at The Point business park, and a medical billing business on County Road 1. The biodiesel facility could bring about …

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the Newsmix
July 31, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office:   Stay the course. There is always risk, always naysayers. When we moved from sail to coal, coal to oil, oil to …

The 25 Hottest Topics in the Advanced Bioeconomy
July 31, 2014 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. The Hot 50 and Hot 30:  A perennial favorite. This year, Solazyme topped the list while LanzaTech slipped into second place.  …
2. The Top 100 People:  Another perennial. This …

Rethinking the Future of Biofuels: Leveraging Three Routes Forward
July 25, 2014 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Lew Fulton (University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies)   … In a new white paper released this week by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis), we measure the incremental changes that …

Montanans Turn Barley into High-Value Feed, Ethanol
July 25, 2014 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers in Montana are looking at an enzymatic treatment for barley that produces a high-value protein concentrate, describing ethanol as the process coproduct.
Feed barley has been an important …

Toolkit For Ethanol’s Next Stage
July 24, 2014 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Forward-thinking producers will build on technological improvements implemented in recent years.
There are multiple options in the ethanol producer’s toolkit in the ongoing quest to improve efficiency and yield. They …

Gas Processing Contract in Stockholm Awarded to Schmack Carbotech
July 23, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(MyNewsDesk.com/Schmack Biogas GmbH)    Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm3/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas with a methane content of …

Sugar Rush at Ethanol Plant Fuels fight with Nebraska Corn Farmers
July 22, 2014 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it – a small-town dispute that offers an unusual …

More Energy from a Litre of Biofuel
July 22, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(University of Twente)  Catalyst developed at University of Twente helps achieve European 2020 objective
Oil produced from biomass – such as wood chips or plant residues – seldom has the same quality and energy content as …

The Green Roads Map
July 22, 2014 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Mapping the Companies Driving California’s Clean Transportation Future
EDF’s Green Roads Map, completed with assistance from CALSTART, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), plots the companies demonstrating how clean …

Ethiopia Continues Jatropha Biodiesel Production
July 22, 2014 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Zerihun Getachew (All Africa)  Ethiopia is producing biodiesel from jatropha plant with 56 million birr said Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry.   According to Public Relations Director with the ministry, Bizuneh Tolcha , the production …

New Analysis Finds that 10 States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural Byproducts for Low-Carbon Fuel and Electricity
July 22, 2014 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food supplies
U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of …

Low Corn Prices Favor New Type of Ethanol in Brazil
July 22, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Gustavo Bonato and Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Low corn prices in Brazil following a bumper crop are worrying farmers but providing favorable margins for an incipient corn-ethanol industry, said the manager of Usimat, the first Brazilian …

Jet Fuel or Liquid Natural Gas: Now Available from a Trash Bin near You, Parts I and II
July 22, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  Anyone that has followed the evolution of processes that are used to make fuels out of waste recognizes that the permutations and combinations of processes that can be used has …

Stealthulosic: Many Cellulosic Biofuels Technologies Rate Low in Visibility Survey
July 22, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels.  Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”.   Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for …

California Proposes $46.3M for Advanced Biofuels
July 22, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In California, the California Energy Commission recommended awards of $46.6 million to 11 biofuels and biomethane projects.

The winning projects and award amounts are:
Crimson Renewable Energy LP
Bakersfield Biodiesel Production Plant …

$5 Million Waste Biomass Processing Plant Planned in Michigan
July 22, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BioCycle plans to make use of agricultural scrap and waste materials and other biomass sources as manufacturing precursors, via a $5 million bioprocessing facility that is currently in final …

Mascoma Confirms Strategy Shift, Outlines Plans for Technology
July 22, 2014 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Larry Klein and the Sierra Club sued Frontier and the DOE after the DOE issued a finding of “no significant impact” and granted a Frontier funding application which pledged …

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production
July 21, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new agricultural outlook report published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations predicts that the consumption and …

Advanced Biofuels: Suspended in Bureaucratic Animation
July 21, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biofuels Digest)  … But, beyond the RVO numbers, not much has been said about this Administration’s inability to execute on its mandated task to review and approve new pathways under the …

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
July 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels industry. Demand for advanced biofuels …

Aviation Industry Publishes Fuelling the Future, Calls for Urgent Review of UK Government Sustainable Aviation Fuels Policy
July 18, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Aviation)  – Potential to reduce UK aviation’s carbon emissions by 1.7 million tonnes per annum by 2030, and by 18% by 2050, through the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels, finds independent analysis by sustainable …

Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels
July 18, 2014 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today (July 17, 2014) $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal …

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic Biofuels
July 18, 2014 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Growers reporting increased yields, revenues with stover harvest.  Natural Resources Conservation Service says “By making wise management decisions, removing residue can be done sustainably.”  What are the opportunities and the …

Maryland Company Looking to Turn Iowa Trash into Fuel
July 10, 2014 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson  (RadioIowa)  A Maryland-based company says it can save more than 100,000 tons of waste material from going into landfills with two facilities it plans to build in Iowa this year.
Fiberight has been …

Simple Air-and-Water Fuel Soon to Take Off
July 10, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Karin Kloosterman (Israel21c.org)  An Israeli professor is poised to ramp up production of an exciting alternative to polluting jet fuels and natural gas.
An Israeli research team from Ben-Gurion University has developed something that seems …

Aemetis Announces U.S. EPA Approval and E.U. ISCC Certification for Distilled Biodiesel
July 10, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(Aemetis) Company produces high-quality distilled biodiesel at India plant
Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced that the company has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from …

Neste’s Renewable Diesel to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Flow Fest
July 10, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Thanks to NEXBTL diesel produced …

A Biodiesel Business Is Opening in Plainfield
July 10, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Kathryn Flagg (Seven Days Vermont) … While Vallee’s Red Store sits vacant, Black Bear Biodiesel is gearing up to open its doors — and pump its first gallons of recycled vegetable oil — later this …

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme
July 10, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) …

Sinopec, Sapphire Energy Project Unveiled in China; Wins US-China EcoPartnerships Nod
July 10, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest has heard from China that Sapphire Energy’s and Sinopec’s algae-derived renewable crude oil project has been selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program, and that the announcement is being …

Algenol’s Algae-Based Biofuel: The Next Generation in Renewable Energy
July 9, 2014 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenna Iacurci (Nature World News) Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its revolutionary technology, likely securing its spot as the next generation’s leader in renewable energy.
In collaborating …

Angola’s Biocom Project to Begin Ethanol and Sugar Production in 2014
July 9, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

(Macauhub) Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom), an Angola-Brazil partnership based in Angola’s Malange province, is due in September of this year to start producing 120 megawatts of electricity, the company said in a statement.
Biocom …

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho
July 9, 2014 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy experts say Idaho is well positioned to follow the leaders with a small facility that …

ANDRITZ to Deliver Pre-Treatment Technology for Fiberight’s Blairstown Waste-to-Biofuel Project, USA
July 9, 2014 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(ANDRITZ)  International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa, USA. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015.

The ANDRITZ …

Biofuel Advancement Threatened: How Can We Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?
July 9, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Renewable Energy World)    Advanced biofuels are no longer a futuristic hope — they are here. This year, three companies including DuPont will turn on commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, the result …

Honeywell’s UOP Green Fuels Technology Selected By Petrixo To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel And Diesel
July 9, 2014 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Honeywell UOP/MarketWatch)  Facility will be the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America
UOP LLC, a Honeywell HON +0.06% company, announced today that its green fuels process technology has been selected by …

Ottawa Biofuel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Expand Production
July 3, 2014 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ottawa Biofuel has launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo to fund expansion. Specifcally, the company is looking to make the transportation, storage, and processing cleaner and more efficient …

Prospects of Utilising Biomass in Europe
July 3, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)The 22nd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition took place in Hamburg, Germany in June 2014. The conference gathered 1085 attendees from 66 different countries: researchers, policy makers, industry and business …

RFA Pleased with EPA Approval of Corn Fiber as Cellulosic Feedstock
July 2, 2014 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule approving additional Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways.
Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), commented, “We are very …

Quad County Corn Processor Produces Iowa’s First Cellulosic Biofuels at Scale
July 2, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the first ever gallons of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol produced in Iowa flowed from Quad County Corn Processor’s distillation unit this week, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. …

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014
July 2, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, …

Minn. Funds 5 Biofuel and Bioenergy Projects, Thermal RFP Soon
July 1, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has named five in-state bioenergy projects as recipients of NextGen Energy grants.

Grant recipients include:
-Easy Energy Systems, Welcome, Minn. – $500,000
The project builds a showplace biofuel production …

Ethanol Producer Looks Inward For Feedstock
July 1, 2014 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Jamaica Gleaner) Discussions are under way between energy and sugar interests for local sugar estates to set aside about one million tonnes of cane annually for the production of wet ethanol.
But at least …

Research on China Biodiesel Industry to Go Beyond 2.5 Million Tons, 2014-2017 by Researchmoz.us
July 1, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Virtual Strategy Magazine/PR Web)  Biodiesel refers to a renewable diesel fuel made from oil crops, animal fats, and food waste oil that can substitute petroleum diesel and has environmental protection, safety, renewability, and other advantages. …

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

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

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage …

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

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

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

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

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

(POET/DSM)  Emmetsburg research aggregated with 500+ years of other USDA site data
Five years of soil nutrient data gathered at POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY site are consistent with more than 500 site-years of additional soil research, experts …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre)  Project will create 65 jobs and support clean energy production
U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that the City of Clinton has received $1,758,150 to construct water and sewer infrastructure to support …

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

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

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

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  – Ennovor Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME) biodiesel.
“As an international certification system, RSB is appropriate for any feedstock …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by (Biofuels International) …Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta.
The facility will have a production capacity of up to 38 million litres per year and is expected …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Gabriella Dunn (Des Moines Register)  … Iowa’s budding advanced biofuels industry stretches from Emmetsburg in the west to Marion in the east.
Although business and political challenges remain, engineers have concocted an expensive cocktail of enzymes …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biodiesel Producer Certain Uncertainty Will End
June 2, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) The manager of a biodiesel refinery from the Nation’s largest biodiesel producer believes the uncertainty in the green fuel’s future will disappear. I caught up with Bryan Christjansen, a general manager for …

Neol Biosolutions to Scale up Microbioil-2.0 Process at CB2G
June 2, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Neol Biosolutions/Biomass Magazine)  Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G) of CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre, in order …

Renewable Energy Group Buys Tyson Foods’ Stake in Dynamic Fuels
May 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Arkansas Business)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to acquire Tyson’s 50 percent ownership of Dynamic Fuels LLC, the companies announced Wednesday.
The deal, contingent upon REG’s previously …

Texas Nearly Takes Top Clean Energy Jobs Spot
May 28, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Houston Chronicle/McClatchy-Tribune Regional News/RenewablesBiz.com)  Texas added nearly 800 clean energy jobs during the first three months of the year, putting the Lone Star State second only to Idaho and above California, …

Defusing the Cellulosic Bomb inside the Renewable Fuel Standard
May 27, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Thought the 2014 volume debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard was tough enough?What about the ticking bomb inside the RFS — that could completely flat-line the value of cellulosic RINs …

Sixth Circuit Greenlights Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
May 27, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Paul E. Gutermann (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP/Lexology.com)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held this week that the Department of Energy (DOE) complied with its obligations under the National Environmental …

Future Uncertain for Ukiah Biodiesel Producer
May 27, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Justine Fredericksen  (Daily Journal News)  Cash-strapped Yokayo Biofuels is for sale … “The grant was to install an enzymatic process that would increase our capacity by about 75 percent, which would dramatically increase the yield …

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project
May 27, 2014 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.”
In Illinois, Patriot Renewable Fuels announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, …