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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

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-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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WEBINAR: Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods — March 27, 2017
March 14, 2017 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods   —   March 27, 2017

The soon to be released “Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods” provides procedures and guidelines to characterize biochar and the background for proposed analytical techniques.

Lead editor, Dr. Balwant Singh, will highlight some of the most useful information …

WEBINAR: Cookstoves for Productive Uses — March 16, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Cookstoves for Productive Uses   —   March 16, 2017

In the cookstoves sector, much attention is appropriately paid to household-level cooking. But open fires and rudimentary biomass cookstoves are also used widely for entrepreneurial activities. Cleaner and more efficient cookstoves for these commercial applications …

WEBINAR: Improving Switchgrass for Marginal Land Growth and Disease Tolerance through the NEWBio Initiative — February 14, 2017
February 8, 2017 – 6:48 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Improving Switchgrass for Marginal Land Growth and Disease Tolerance through the NEWBio Initiative   —    February 14, 2017

Speaker:  Dr. Lindsey Hoffman, Rutgers University Department of Plant Biology  —  Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-season, perennial grass that is native to most of North America and has been identified as a viable alternative …

WEBINAR: Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment — January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017 – 3:03 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment   —   January 26, 2017

The Rethink Methane series is hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. The third edition of the Rethink Methane conference takes place February 21-22 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. …

WEBINAR: The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels — February 2, 2017
January 25, 2017 – 10:43 am | No Comment
WEBINAR:  The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels   —   February 2, 2017

The ability to travel the globe at over 500 miles an hour has revolutionized the way that we live, but it takes a lot of fuel to keep those planes in the sky. Join Stan …

WEBINAR: Loan Guarantees – Am I Ready? What Attracts Lenders? — Januray 26, 2017
January 24, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Loan Guarantees – Am I Ready? What Attracts Lenders?   —   Januray 26, 2017

Last year Biofuels Digest had several webinars on Loan Guarantees, and the response was amazing. So, they’ve set up a new webinar to address further topics aimed at helping you get your board of directors, senior …

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017
January 17, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar …

WEBINAR: Biomass Harvest and Logistics: Siting and Supply Chain Optimization — March 14, 2017
January 3, 2017 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Biomass Harvest and Logistics: Siting and Supply Chain Optimization   —  March 14, 2017

We will discuss the configurations of multiple feedstock supply chains in the Northeast. A modelling process will then be discussed to optimize the mixed feedstock supply chains targeting at reducing the existing biomass harvesting and …

Almedalen: Seminar on Fossil Free Aviation
January 3, 2017 – 10:06 am | No Comment

(Fly Green Fund)  Together with Swedavia, Fly Green Fund arranged a seminar … at ”Aktuell Hållbarhet Arena” entitled ”How do we obtain fossil free aviation?”. Participants on the panel were Maria Fiskerud, MD at Fly Green Fund, …

WEBINAR: Ethanol Outlook: President Trump and the 115th Congress — January 18, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Ethanol Outlook: President Trump and the 115th Congress   —   January 18, 2017

The American Coalition for Ethanol is planning a Jan. 18 webinar to discuss how to advance ethanol’s policy priorities in the incoming Trump administration and 115th Congress.

Brian Jennings, ACE executive vice president, and Jonathon Lehman, …

ABLC 2017 — March 1-3, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 30, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
ABLC 2017   —   March 1-3, 2017   —   Washington, DC

“Performance and Value in the Trump Era” and more than 200 organizations and technologies will be covered on stage. Policy, finance, technology – from the opening session with the heads of all the manor trade …

WEBINAR: Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass — December 1, 2016
November 29, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass   —   December 1, 2016

Humankind requires food as well as sustainable bioenergy, however, these two needs may conflict. Thus we must envision, design and implement sustainable bioenergy systems for our successful future. Tune in as Bruce Dale shares how …

WEBINAR: Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Synergies with Bioenergy Crops and Ecosystem Service Provision — January 17, 2017
November 14, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Synergies with Bioenergy Crops and Ecosystem Service Provision   —   January 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Jacobson, Penn State University Professor of Forest Resources: Establishing riparian buffers or replacing row crops with energy crops can reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Using multfunctional buffers as an example …

WEBINAR: Corn Kernel Fiber: Converting the Low Hanging Fruit — November 17, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Corn Kernel Fiber: Converting the Low Hanging Fruit    —   November 17, 2016

Getting more ethanol out of the corn kernel by converting the fiber is gaining traction. In this webinar, we’ll hear about the latest developments regarding D3MAX and its technology that converts residual starch and corn …

WEBINAR: The Bioeconomy’s Human Element — September 20, 2016
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WEBINAR:  The Bioeconomy’s Human Element   —    September 20, 2016

Speaker:  Weston Eaton, Penn State University  —  This month, Weston Eaton, postdoctoral research associate at Penn State University, presents “Socio-cultural factors shaping landowner support for and willingness to plant bioenergy crops.”  Dr. Eaton’s work examines …

WEBINAR: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines — National Lab Project Overview — September 14, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines — National Lab Project Overview  —   September 14, 2016

As part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines initiative, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Wednesday, September 14, from 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The “Co-Optimization of Fuels …

Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel — October 12, 2016
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Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel   —   October 12, 2016

Advisory Activity (or Activities) Discussed 
Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Stationary Sources – Assessment Framework

Agency Charge
Charge for Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Stationary Sources – Assessment Framework (PDF, 13 pp., 263,691 bytes)

Agency Review Documents …

Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA” — September 12, 2016
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Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA”  —   September 12, 2016

Third in Chemical Watch’s series on TSCA reform, this webinar will focus on changes to the US’s information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.

The programme will cover reporting and recordkeeping obligations, confidential business …

IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade — September 1, 2016
August 23, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment
IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade   —   September 1, 2016

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Cascading of woody biomass definitions, policies, and effects on international trade”.
This webinar will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 10 am Eastern Daylight Time/ 4 pm Central European time, and presented by Olle …

FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel — September 22, 2016
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FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel   —   September 22, 2016

How can biodiesel help me? That’s a question fuel marketers have been asking themselves in recent years as they consider the number of alternative fuel options available. Fuel Marketer News and REG invite you to …

WEBINAR: Biorenewables: The Megatrends, and a Roadmap to Success — August 25, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Biorenewables: The Megatrends, and a Roadmap to Success   —   August 25, 2016

Where are the opportunities, where are the players focused now? What are the regulatory, technical, and customer Megatrends? NEXANT and The Digest take you through the landscape from vision to value, pilot to player, execution to …

WEBINAR SERIES: Strategic Intent Series Mondays August 22 through September 29, 2016
August 12, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR SERIES:  Strategic Intent  Series Mondays August 22 through September 29, 2016

Sources of funding, expertise, distribution, credibility, and visibility – strategics matter to emerging companies. Sources of technology, expertise, focus and speed-to-market, emerging companies are important to mega-giants. In this webinar series, we’ll look at 43 …

WEBINAR: Cellulosic Ethanol: More Ethanol from the Same Kernel of Corn — August 17, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Cellulosic Ethanol: More Ethanol from the Same Kernel of Corn   —   August 17, 2016

Advances in cellulosic technology are helping to make ethanol even more sustainable and could help producers significantly increase total production by using pre-existing assets. Panelists will discuss the outlook for cellulosic ethanol and how new …

Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel — October 12, 2016
August 2, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel   —   October 12, 2016

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)   The U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board staff office has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing …

WEBINAR: Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — July 27, 2016
July 22, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program   —   July 27, 2016

This presentation will update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program in advance of the upcoming Oct. 1, 2016 application …

WEBINARS: September 20: RMP In-depth Overview
July 18, 2016 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:  September 20: RMP In-depth Overview

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host a six-part webinar series on complying with regulations that …

WEBINAR: 2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview — July 21, 2016
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WEBINAR:  2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview  —  July 21, 2016

On July 21 at 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for an interactive overview of volume 1 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing …

WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know — July 14, 2016
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WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know  —   July 14, 2016

All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements, and the new concepts and approaches that …

WEBINAR and Briefing: Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy — July 19, 2016 — Washington, DC
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WEBINAR and Briefing:  Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy  —  July 19, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A live webcast will be streamed at 1:30 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing assessing the ability of the United States to sustainably …

WEBINAR: Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market — June 30, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market   —   June 30, 2016

Golden biodiesel opportunities abound in the Golden State, but are you well-enough informed to maximize revenues? With the potential for 379 million gallons of biodiesel consumption this year and 785 million gallons by 2023, California—the …

WEBINAR: Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate — June 22, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate  —   June 22, 2016

There is a wide consensus in the scientific community that energy systems, which rely on fossil fuels, are unsustainable. Wood-based solutions have been proposed as an alternative and gained wide support. However, disagreement exists among …

IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas — June 2, 2016
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IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas  —   June 2, 2016

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

WEBINAR: “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know — June 13, 2016
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WEBINAR:  “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know  —  June 13, 2016

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

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

WEBINAR: GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice — June 9, 2016
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WEBINAR:  GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice    —   June 9, 2016

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

WEBINAR: Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible? — June 1, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible?  —   June 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

WEBINARS: Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane” — September 8, 2016
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WEBINARS:  Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane”   —  September 8, 2016

Part 1 in Renewable Fuels Foundation’s Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels.  The RFF has teamed up with the fuel refining experts at MathPro, Inc. to sponsor a 5-part …

WEBINAR: Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States — May 5, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States —  May 5, 2016

Join the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Board Operations Committee at a bioeconomy listening session on Thursday, May 5, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time. During the listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the …

WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion? April 20, 2016
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WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion?   April 20, 2016

In honor of Earth Week, you are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Field-to-Fleet project and its outcomes to date on Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m.–2 …

WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation — April 28, 2016
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WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation   —   April 28, 2016

Join this webinar at 16:00 CET to hear about recent and upcoming developments in aviation biofuels production and regulation worldwide and get your questions answered by the experts from RSB, IATA and Amyris!

In this 45 …

WEBINAR: Making Sense of Data: Leveraging the Numbers to Improve Performance — April 28, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Making Sense of Data: Leveraging the Numbers to Improve Performance  —   April 28, 2016

Ethanol plants run by the numbers, collecting millions of bytes of data along the way. Automating data aggregation and getting it into a central, user friendly interface is the first step in making good use …

WEBINAR: “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response — August 31, 2016
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WEBINAR:  “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response  —  August 31, 2016

RFA and TRANSCAER®  are hosting a webinar training opportunity titled “Train the Trainer” to members and their emergency response teams. Professional hazmat trainer Richard Miller of the International Association of Fire Chiefs will teach individuals how …

WEBINAR: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion? — April 20, 2016
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WEBINAR: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion?  —  April 20, 2016

In honor of Earth Week, you are invited to join a webinar about the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Field-to-Fleet project and its outcomes to date on Wednesday, April 20, 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time. …

Sweet Spot: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Organic Acids, the Molecules and Markets
April 6, 2016 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, Michele Rubino joined us in a March Madness webinar on the molecules and markets for organic acids, and presented the illuminating slides seen below. For further illumination, …

WEBINAR: Learn about New Data on the Rail Transportation of Ethanol and Biodiesel — April 7, 2016
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WEBINAR: Learn about New Data on the Rail Transportation of Ethanol and Biodiesel  —   April 7, 2016

Starting with the April 4th release of the March 2016 Petroleum Supply Monthly, which has data for January 2016, EIA included new data on ethanol and biodiesel transported by railroad.

The new data is fully integrated …

Making Lignin Pay: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide
April 4, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Making Lignin Pay — Now, Soon, Never?” Here below are the slides presented on the day.  The recorded version can be accessed here.  …

WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation — April 28, 2016
April 4, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation  —  April 28, 2016

Join this webinar at 16:00 CET to hear from RSB, IATA and Amyris about recent and upcoming developments in aviation biofuels worldwide.

Topics covered in the 45 minute free webinar include:

–The latest on a market based …

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s New, and Who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide
March 30, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides presented on the day.  The recorded version can be accessed here.  READ MORE

WEBINAR: $1.55 Billion in USDA Biomass Programs – What’s Exactly Available, and What’s Right for You? — March 15, 2016
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WEBINAR: $1.55 Billion in USDA Biomass Programs – What’s Exactly Available, and What’s Right for You?  —   March 15, 2016

You’ll learn about:

USDA program chain supporting development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy:
2. Top 3 USDA programs that support the financing and commercial development of biobased projects.
3. Key Credit Enhancements of USDA Guaranteed Loans
4. Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, …

WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe — April 6, 2016
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WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe  —  April 6, 2016

GBEP Activity Group 6:  This webinar provides the opportunity to share and discuss positive examples of bioenergy and water relationships from Africa, Asia & the Pacific and Europe. Please also note that a similar webinar focused …