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Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
July 15, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in …

Transform the marketplace: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
July 15, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the heart of the United States focus on bioenergy R&D is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado — supporting feedstock development, bioconversion and understanding markets for new …

What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016
July 15, 2016 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Digest reader writes: I’m looking to summarize the changes over the last 2-3 years in the biofuels market. Are you aware of any articles or summaries on this topic? It’s a …

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Aspen Enter into Partnership on Isooctane for Specialty Fuels
July 15, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE), IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two and four stroke small engines, announce having entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel …

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?
July 15, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with C5 and C6 sugars? Given that a significant portion of the several billion dollars spent on renewable fuels spending involves these molecules, it is …

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel
July 15, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the first city in San Diego County to switch its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to a …

Convert Fermentation Waste to Advanced Ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ebio’s Alcoli Process
July 8, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s a major opportunity with thin stillage? Ebio says it can deliver “20% Increased Efficiency, 20% Advanced Ethanol, Payback in 5 months, based on any feedstock, and offering D5 Advanced biofuels” — all …

Will the Gas Bubble Burst? More Projects Struggle for GTL Finance
July 8, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Remember how natural gas was the no-brainer of all time. Gas-to-Liquids was the rage, and a gold rush of companies popped up such as Siluria Technologies, Calysta, and Mango Materials. …

CropEnergies Calls for Clarity on EU Ethanol Policy, as It Restarts UK Plant
July 8, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney)  Ethanol producer CropEnergies called on the European Union to update its biofuel policy, as it brings its UK plant out of mothballs.  CropEnergies, which is controlled by German sugar group Suedzucker, noted a “pleasing …

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry
July 8, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Public.org/U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week …

Strong Demand for Bioethanol from Emerging Markets to Beef up Enzyme Sector, Study Finds
July 7, 2016 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global enzymes market is expected to reach $17.5bn by 2024 helped by strong demand for bioethanol in emerging economies, according to a new study by Grand View Research.
Growing demand for enzymes in food …

New Lignin Operation in US in Final Phase of Approval
July 7, 2016 – 8:54 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Borregaard, a Norway-based biorefinery specialist, and Rayonier Advanced Materials (Ryam) have concluded a market, technical and engineering analysis regarding a new lignin operation at Ryam’s Fernandina Beach site in Florida to serve the …

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Launches New Enzyme Product for Biogas Industry
July 6, 2016 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(DuPont/PR Web)  State-of-the-Art Biotechnology Offering Will Increase Methane Yields and Improve Profitability  —  Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH® AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas …

Higher Ethanol Mix Fuels Alarm among Gas Dealers
July 6, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay (Times of India)  … The Centre’s plans to blend 22.5% ethanol with petrol has caused alarm among petroleum dealers in the city, who fear numerous problems in the mix caused because of Kolkata’s high …

Iowa’s Ethanol Plants Consistently Gaining in Efficiency
July 6, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Dirck Steimel (Iowa Farm Bureau)  While political battles over the Renewable Fuel Stan­dard (RFS) continue to grab headlines, Iowa’s ethanol plants are quietly pushing ahead and becoming more and more efficient.
The 43 corn-based and …

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan
July 5, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

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Advance Australia Air: Byogy Steps up in Australia in Drive for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels
July 5, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Australia comes the news that the country’s former Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, is now the chairman of the advisory board for Byogy Renewables, the California-based alcohol-to-jet …

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol project in planning …; #7: First Australian biorefinery for renewable diesel, jet fuel …;  #6: New …

The East Is [Infra]Red: Gasification, Energy and China
July 5, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More prosperity, less pollution for China? In the East, the search is on for more sustainable, efficient energy, and flexible gasification answers the challenge. There, Synthesis Energy Systems is leading …

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery
July 5, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former ethanol plant at 1600 Rock Island Road. In partnership with Robert Lopez, a Tucumcari farmer, …

Global Bioenergies Obtains a EU400,000 Grant from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) to Produce Renewable Gasoline Additives – Audi Will Use These for Engine Testing
July 5, 2016 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces today that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400.000 grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14 month-project aimed at …

DuPont Introduces New Yield-Increasing Fermentation System for Ethanol Production
July 3, 2016 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new fermentation system to help ethanol producers improve their yields and decrease sugar levels in their product.
The DuPont Synerxia system, introduced at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee, …

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility
July 3, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hernandez (CBC News)  New facility could produce up to 400,000 barrels of biocrude annually, says Canfor Pulp president  —  One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to get into the oil business.
Canfor is …

Algae Biofuel Technology Transferred to Zimbabwe
July 1, 2016 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The university is using photoreactors to …

Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia
July 1, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Alliance Bioenergy +)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of …

Turn and Face the Strange: The New Algae Makes a Bowiesque Pivot into New Markets
July 1, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But the RE in algae these days has been, more or less, REposition. Possibly REthink. Certainly not much REfinance, or REcommit to the original targets. The algae business models of …

CEO of Former Michigan Biofuels Company Charged with $2 Million Tax Scheme
June 30, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Emily Monacelli (Michigan Live)  The chief executive of a former Southwest Michigan biofuels company has been indicted in what federal prosecutors allege was a scheme to defraud the government out of $2 million in …

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?
June 30, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have been told to expect the natural gas-to-fuels platform to be commercialized by 2018, real-world indicators …

FEW 16: Ethanol Plants Seek to Diversify to Boost Growth
June 30, 2016 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  US ethanol plant owners are seeking to diversify their operations to boost growth, according to Novozyme’s global marketing manager Jack Rogers.
Speaking to Biofuels International at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) …

The Guatemalan Project That Turns Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
June 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Fredy Hernandez (soy502.com (Google translation))  … However, an innovative project seeks to eliminate the waste that not only pollute the water of the city, but can also be reused, making fuel. This is the Reciclaceite, the …

On Brink of Closure, Bihar Distillery Shifts to Ethanol
June 28, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  A well-known distillery in Bihar, facing closure following complete ban on liquor in the state, has shifted to production of ethanol which would be supplied to major oil companies.
Sati Organics …

Verbal Deal on Sawmill, Biofuel Plant ‘Kick in the Arse’ for Botwood Economy
June 28, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Cooke (CBC News)  A verbal agreement has been reached between the Town of Botwood and an unnamed partner, or partners, to bring major industry back to the shipping town.
Botwood Mayor Scott Sceviour confirmed the …

Kosher Distillers Corn Oil Opens Market Prospects for Glycerin
June 28, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share today, distillers corn oil (DCO) derived from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel …

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon
June 28, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon dioxide, part of a Recovery …

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports
June 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from Midwest soy  —  Makers of renewable fuels derived from the vast soybean fields across the …

South Dakota Ethanol Industry Calls for Larger Ethanol Market
June 27, 2016 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Selena Yakabe  (The Dickinson Press)   South Dakota’s $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a “glass ceiling,” according to officials. … Hunter Roberts, the South Dakota representative for the Governor’s Biofuel Coalition, said this (Renewable Volume …

The DME Option: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DME as a Fuel
June 27, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)Dimethyl ether has several fuel properties that make it attractive for use in diesel engines. It has a very high cetane number, which is a measure of the fuel’s ignitibility in …

They ♥ DME, Yeah Yeah Yeah: NREL, Enerkem Advance BIO-DME to Commercialization
June 27, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Poor DME. it burns like natural gas, handles like LPG, powers like diesel, and it’s as well-known as a good place for sewing machine repair in Burundi.
San Diego-based Oberon Fuels …

ARENA Backs Australia’s 1st Biorefinery Lab
June 24, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Militsa Mancheva  (See News Renewables)  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said Thursday it will help finance Southern Oil Refining Pty Ltd’s (SOR) biocrude and biofuel test laboratory in the state of Queensland.
ARENA is contributing …

Alur Completed a Major Export of Biodiesel to Holland
June 24, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(La Hoja Dario (Google translation))  ALUR completed a new Biodiesel export to Holland. This time around 140,000 liters were sent with a competitive price internationally.
Since late 2015 specifying exports come to this country, a product …

Euro 2016 Gets Biofuel Floodlights, Thanks to Joint Effort from Greentech Biofuels, Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro
June 24, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

(GreenTechBiofuels)  Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare Ireland specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the …

One Way to Tackle Our Huge Plastic Pollution Problem: Turn It into Fuel
June 23, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  …  But both strategies tend to produce a mixture of products at the end with different chemical formulas, and it’s hard to control for a specific desired end result, …

Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy
June 23, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear so much about the struggles of projects to be built? Why is it so much …

Clean Energy: Steam Reformation Technology
June 23, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Zoltan Kish (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest)  … The primary challenge of clean energy production is the heterogeneous nature of waste and biomass, which creates a widely varying chemical constituency of the energy products generated from these processes. …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biodiesel (Charts and Graphs Included!)
June 23, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  Most discussions about biofuels center on ethanol, but biodiesel—a diesel-substitute made from vegetable oils and animal fats—is increasingly important as well. But where does biodiesel come from, and what …

Banana Power: Researchers Explore Use of Banana Waste to Boost Bioenergy in Ecuador
June 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas produced in the province of El Oro, based in the …

Komenda Sugar Factory Will Create 7,000 Jobs – Mahama Resurrects Nkrumah’s Dream
June 22, 2016 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(MyJoyOnline)  President John Mahama has inaugurated the revamped Komenda sugar factory in the Central region, predicting that the manufacturing plant will create over 7,000 direct and indirect jobs.
At a colorful ceremony on the site of …

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel
June 22, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from …

Getting It Right: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen
June 22, 2016 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking and disciplined …

A Q&A with Biodiesel Beauty Queen Sydney Jaeger, Miss Dodge City
June 22, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  So it comes as little surprise that Sydney (Jaeger) has developed a love for biodiesel, and lists operating heavy equipment on the family farm and working in the biodiesel plant …

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound …

‘Zim Sitting on 130 Tonnes of Jatropha Seed‘
June 22, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Xolisani Ncube (NewsDay)  Zimbabwe has stockpiled over 130 tonnes of jatropha seeds for biodiesel production, but cannot commercialise the product due to lack of funding to blend the fuel for public consumption, Parliament was …

Memphis Firm Aims to Replace Oil in Plastic
June 22, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Risher (The Commercial Appeal)  A 75-year-old Memphis chemical plant may advance the environmentally friendly cause of non-food plant waste replacing a petroleum-based key ingredient in plastics, antifreeze and de-icer.
Pennakem LLC, which originated as …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?
June 21, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline.
Until now, though, it’s only been an idea. We’ve been able to make cellulosic ethanol …

Ester for Your Investor Is a Brew that Is True: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug
June 21, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. The partners have not confirmed scale …

Sweet Smell of Success: Greenyug, ADM Taking Biobased Chemicals to Scale
June 21, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In California, Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. Greenyug has …

Chicken Litter to Power a Biogas and Fertiliser Plant in Northern Ireland
June 21, 2016 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Ireland-based renewable energy developer Stream BioEnergy has commenced construction in Northern Ireland on a new biogas plant that will process large volumes of chicken litter.
The plant, to be located just outside the town …

BIC and Vanguard Initiative Sign Bioeconomy MoU
June 21, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium)  Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy.
The collaboration will support improved …

CE&P’s Sugarcane-to-Ethanol Plant Moves Forward
June 20, 2016 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (AgWired.com)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) proposed sugarcane-to-ethanol plant project is moving forward. To be located in Imperial Valley, California, CE&P has awarded the project management, engineering and construction contract to …

House Bill Could Help Small and Mid-Size Dairies Deal with Excess Nutrients
June 20, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On June 16, Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) along with 12 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors introduced the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 5489), which would expand the eligibility …

ICM Has Short List for Its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol
June 20, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, ICM said it is is currently in discussion with a short list of those interested in being selected as an early adopter of its Gen 1.5 technology, and …

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Feedstock Repository and Tools
June 20, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance characteristics of biomass feedstock.
The library provides tools to store, record, track, retrieve, and analyze data to help …

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols
June 20, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly impassible Khumbu Icefalls” of Death — filled with chasms, crevasses and painful progress towards the …

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal
June 17, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket …

Hot Prospects for Chemicals from Biomass
June 17, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Terry Mazanec and Kapil Lokare (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  A major theme of 21st Century industrial development will be replacement of fossil resources by renewable resources in the production of fuels and chemicals.  Due to …

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants
June 17, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets.
#15 Vertimass  and Byogy
#14 …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 16, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)   …  Most ethanol plants have been paid off and can now manage production to meet needs; however, if a plant slows output to match decreased demand, production efficiencies also …

Indian Students Build Machine to Convert Cooking Oil to Biodiesel
June 16, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A team of three Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) students have come up with a prototype called FAME One to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel.
The invention, which outwardly resembles a washing …

Biodiesel to Power Lighting at Euro 2016
June 16, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Greentech Biofuels, an Irish firm specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

Green Plains Plans Ethanol Export Terminal as Expansion Continues
June 15, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country’s …

Why is ATJ Renewable Jet Fuel Rockin’ It?
June 15, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  There are many pathways from biomass to jet — right now, the hottest is ATJ, or alcohol to jet. In the case of Gevo, they want to convert first-gen …

Ship Voyages on 100 Percent Renewable Biofuel for 1 Year
June 14, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Brittany Hook (University of California San Diego) Harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Associate Director Bruce Appelgate had a bright idea: What …

A Biomass to Sugar Value Chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Canada’s Sarnia Biocluster
June 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “How much value is in the entire value chain, going from stover in the field to all the products?” asked Sandy Marshall, chairman, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. His question opened his …

How Do You Generate $2B in Cellulosic Ethanol, with No Upfront Investment?
June 14, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center. Production will start by Q4 2016. …

Urgent ‘Shift’ Needed in Media Approach to Bioenergy
June 14, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Bioenergy academia and industry representatives, who attended the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE), are calling on European policy makers and the media to reconsider their approach to bioenergy.

A press release issued by …

Advancing the Brewing Process With New Yeasts, Enzymes
June 13, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For millennia, the recipe for brewing remained basically the same: add water and yeast to the ground grain and wait. The big innovation of the past century was …

Investors Turn Bullish on U.S. Ethanol Shares
June 13, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Caroline Valetkevitch (Reuters)  After a weak start in 2016, investors are rediscovering shares of biofuels companies that make ethanol, a grain alcohol that can be used as fuel.
Demand and profit margins are up, regulators …

Global Bioenergies’ Renewable Isobutene Compatible with Chemical Oxidation
June 13, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies today announced the completion of a series of tests on the oxidation of bio-sourced isobutene. The reaction produces methacrylic acid, one of the main components of acrylic paint, in a market …

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure
June 10, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing …

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel
June 10, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power its maintenance vehicles. Cummins engineers built the on-site system, …

Renewable Jet Fuel: Why Everything Is So Up In The Air, A View from the Cockpit
June 10, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Lewis (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Having flown the “heavy iron” for more than thirty (30) years, I can state with full confidence that there are only three (3) very important questions pilots have about …

Ahem, It’s the Chems: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sofinnova and Biobased Chemicals Private Equity
June 10, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sofinnova. If you’ve been raising capital in the renewable chemical space you’ve probably knocked on their door. And, like a box of British candy, found a bunch of Smarties within. …

Multimillion-Dollar Funding for Commercial Waste-to-Biofuel Plants
June 9, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(University of Sydney)  International paper waste and plastic recycling contracts signed for ground-breaking Australian technology.  —  It’s been a busy few days for Australian start-up Licella, whose innovative technology, developed in partnership with the University …

In a First, Karnataka’s Transport Authority May Produce Biofuel. Here’s How
June 9, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

By Arka Bhattacharya (The Economic Times)  …   Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is in talks with Hyderabad-based Advait Bio Fuel to jointly establish a bio-diesel production facility in the state, potentially becoming the first transport …

Govt Backs in Qld as Asia-Pacific Biofutures Hub
June 8, 2016 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

(MySunshineCoast)  The Palaszczuk Government will invest almost $20 million to position Queensland as an Asia-Pacific hub for biofutures industries, creating next generation jobs in the state, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.
The Premier launched her Government’s …

Catalysts and Enzymes in Biofuel Production
June 8, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth E. Hood and Lorenz Bauer  (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  … Biofuels can be produced by a number of processes, broadly categorized as biochemical and chemical. Biochemical processes utilize proteins called enzymes (biological catalysts).
Chemical …

Below50 and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Low Carbon Sustainable Transport Initiatives
June 8, 2016 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All to promote the …

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry
June 8, 2016 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the gallons? Specifically, projects that use biobased feedstocks that can be converted into renewable fuels, chemicals, …

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm
June 8, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be.
“I’ve been here …

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights
June 8, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The airline fueled up two jets at Sea-Tac Airport. One headed south, to San Francisco, the other …

Biodiesel and False Dichotomy: Why Fill the Tank with Energy Derived from Soy Does Not Compete with Food
June 8, 2016 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(iProfessional (Goggle Translation)  In recent months, the oil price rose 30%. This rekindled the debate about the impact of this alternative fuel prices and food supply. Experts explain how this industry can help foster a …

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request
June 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous request was denied in May, …

The New Cellulosic Value Chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
June 8, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In April, we reported that Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for cellulosic dextrose from Comet’s upcoming first commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario.  The dextrose …

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks
June 8, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged than we have seen previously — a wave of technology development that once took place …

Helping Ethanol Producers Get the Most Out of Their Product
June 6, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) When margins matter most, strategies to ratchet up ethanol yield make good business sense.  —  In the ethanol production world, yield is king. Fluid Quip Process Technologies and Edeniq Inc. …

DuPont Wins a Bulldog Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business” for the 2015 Opening of its Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
June 6, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Dupont)  Award Honors the Company’s Effective Communications around the Opening of the Plant  —  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received a Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business,” from Bulldog …

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery
June 6, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this …

Bioforming the Future: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Virent
June 6, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s …

Miniature but Mighty: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose
June 3, 2016 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between …

Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: The Gold Rush Ahead in Nanocellulose
June 3, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s that way for nanocellulose, too — a material made from the largest organisms imaginable — our friends, the trees — which display astonishing Marvel-like properties when processed into nanofibrils …

Renewable Industries Canada Becomes New Face of Canada’s Biofuels and Bio-Based Sectors
June 2, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Industries Canada/MarketWired)  Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change — from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association — reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association’s mission to promote …

Examining the Latest Developments in Converting Organic Waste into Renewable Energy
June 2, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) With municipalities increasingly collecting organic waste, finding ways to convert that waste into clean energy is a hot topic in the solid waste industry.
A multitude of techniques are in use or being …

Neste to Explore UCO’s Potential as Biodiesel Feedstock
June 2, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland.
The trial, to be held at the …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

New EU Standard to Boost Greater Use of Renewable Diesel
June 1, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940, which will be published by all CEN members before …

Cathay Sets Biofuels-Based Flight Record, as New A350 Ushers in Renewable Jet Era at Hong Kong
June 1, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  These days, Cathay Pacific trades under the slogan “Life Well Travelled” and the delivery of the first of 48 super-modern, super-quiet, super-chic Airbus 350-900s is another milestone for that branding …

Trestle Energy & Larksen Partner on New Fuel Pathway
June 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy AgWired)  Trestle Energy and Larksen are partnering to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform using biomass pellets. The platform would enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity by …

Scientists Turning Human Waste into Biofuel in South Korea
June 1, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Hays (UPI)  Researchers in South Korea have turned a bathroom into a laboratory for sustainable energy. They’re turning human waste into biofuel.
The experimental bathroom features a waterless toilet system that breaks down human …

Ethanol Plant Digester to Send 5 MW to California Grid
June 1, 2016 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also …

From Poo to Public Transit, Plan Would Make Gas from Treatment Plant
June 1, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Hicks (Lincoln Journal Star)  The city’s public works staff members have a picture they like to point to when explaining their latest project. It shows city bus riders in the UK — sitting …

The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella
June 1, 2016 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into a drop-in fuel hydrocarbon.
The …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …