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

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Groups Call Food-vs.-Fuel Fight Truce
February 24, 2017 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Now, representatives of two ag groups previously at odds over the RFS say they have moved on. The reason, they say, is that the 5 billion bushels of …

Back on Track: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the RFA Ethanol Outlook
February 24, 2017 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Looking to better understand the outlook for the US ethanol industry, but lack the time to wade through the entire 40-page Ethanol Outlook 2017 from RFA (which is right here, …

Dinneen: ‘Ethanol Lifts Ag’
February 22, 2017 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest …

2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record
February 20, 2017 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary …

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017)
February 17, 2017 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines green jobs as either “jobs in businesses that produce goods and provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources” or …

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture
February 9, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by …

Outlook 2017: Rapid Adoption of E15
February 7, 2017 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International)  …  Some of the largest markets in 2016 were China, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and India, and with more countries around the world recognising the numerous benefits of ethanol, …

Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock
February 7, 2017 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(South China Morning Post/sponsored)  … This new Catalyst for Green Biodiesel can be synthesized in one step from low-grade unrefined feedstock such as waste cooking oil, with no aqueous treatment steps required. Ethanol or propanol extracted …

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand
February 6, 2017 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the fuel tanks of Euro­pean cars and trucks, rather than as human food, this year.

Data compiled …

Cathay Pacific to Use Biofuels on Select Long-Haul Flights
February 3, 2017 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) Hong-Kong headquartered Cathay Pacific will start to use biofuels on select long-haul flights in an effort to cut its carbon emissions, according to a media report in the South China Morning Post.

Cathay flights to Hong …

Forestry Firm UPM Says Eyeing Next Biofuel Investment
February 3, 2017 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene is planning its next step in wood-based renewable fuel products after a successful ramp-up at its initial biofuels plant, the head of UPM’s biofuels business said …

USDA Releases New Report on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol
January 13, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline, with additional benefits projected through 2022  —  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release …

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels
January 2, 2017 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as DME. Using its proprietary …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.

The bulk of mandates continue …

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?
December 23, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P Global Platts Agriculture editors Julien …

Ag Leaders Praise Branstad as China Pick
December 22, 2016 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht Lee (Agri-Media/Midwest Producer)  Midwestern agricultural leaders have been watching President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of trade – with China, in particular – with some concern. But their hopes were lifted Dec. 7 when …

Trump’s Nixonian Pivot
December 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News of high-level appointments have been streaming out of Trump Tower all this week and last, and two trends are already clear: it’s a group mostly out of the business …

Amber Waves of Gain: BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang to Launch Asian JV for Bio-Succinic
December 20, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Korea, BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang Corporation signed a LOI for a joint venture in China to produce up to 36,000 metric tons of bio-succinic acid per year.

It’s not …

America’s New Ambassador To China Is A Boon To The Renewables Sector
December 14, 2016 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  President-elect Donald Trump nominated Iowa governor Terry Branstad to be America’s ambassador to China last week. China’s government was quick to praise the pick, having developed a strong relationship with …

Agritrade Acquires Its First Biodiesel Plant with Solfuels
December 14, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Agritrade Resources, an integrated energy and shipping solutions provider, in entering into renewable energy with Solfuels Holdings, an experienced biofuel operator, by acquiring a biodiesel plant in Arkansas, US.

Agritrade will own 51%, while …

Chinese Firm Gives Tentative Green Light to Kemi Biorefinery
December 12, 2016 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

(Yle)  The CEO of the company’s Finnish subsidiary, Carl Haglund, says that next year will bring a final decision – and hopefully a groundbreaking for the billion-euro facility in northern Finland.  —  Chinese bioenergy giant …

China Pledges to Increase Openness with Foreign Investment Rules
December 8, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by  Michael Martina  (WHBL)  … Although the guidelines are not finalised, and the extent of the reforms remain unclear, the revised lists include openings in manufacturing sectors such as rail transportation equipment, automotive electronics and new …

Commission’s Flip-Flop on Biofuels Puts at Risk Tens of Thousands of Jobs
December 6, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Kent (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association/Euractiv)  The key element of this renewable energy plan is that the ceiling for the crop biofuel component of EU transport fuels will be slashed from 7% …

UPDATE 1-China Aims to Double Ethanol Output to 4 Mln Tonnes by 2020 – Agency
December 6, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use of food grains to make …

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets
November 25, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet the country’s emissions reduction targets.

Paper …

AM Markets: US Biofuel Boost Sends Palm Oil to 4-Year High
November 25, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(AgriMoney) …  “That larger-than-expected lift [to the EPA target] fuelled ideas that already tight vegetable oil supply would become even tighter in 2017,” said Tobin Gorey at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

At Chicago broker Futures International, …

NexSteppe and Longping Partner to Develop Solutions for Bioenergy and Land Remediation in China
November 16, 2016 – 7:17 am | No Comment

(NexSteppe)    NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biobased industries, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Longping Hi-Tech Arable Land Remediation Technology …

Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior
November 15, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Production and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the industry is still working at building its myriad of potential markets.  —  … While there …

#ExEx16 Panel on Global DDGS Utilization
November 7, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during Export Exchange 2016. …  The group …

World Ethanol Market Will Tighten in 2017, Says Green Plains
November 5, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(AgriMoney)  The world ethanol market will tighten next year, as US consumption and exports outstrips production, while Brazilian output declines, Green Plains said.

The US ethanol producer saw demand rising, thanks to strong gasoline demand, and …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

ASB Biodiesel Eyes Opportunities in Pearl River Delta Region
November 4, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jeff Pao (The Hindu)  ASB Biodiesel, the largest used oil refiner in Hong Kong, converts used cooking oil or waste oil from vegetable and animal fat into biodiesel that can be blended with regular …

Reverdia, Gingko BioWorks, Rennovia, Leaf Resources, Mango Materials Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17
November 4, 2016 – 9:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced …

Reverdia Tops the Bioeconomy Hot 40
November 3, 2016 – 9:42 pm | No Comment

(Reverdia)  Reverdia has been awarded the #1 spot in this year’s ‘40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy’. The ranking is an important industry endorsement of innovation and achievement in bio-based chemicals and materials.

This recognition …

Boeing, COMAC Expand Collaboration on Environmental Efficiency and Sustainable Growth Including Aviation Biofuel
November 2, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  Boeing-COMAC Sustainable Aviation Technology Center to pursue mutually beneficial research in materials recycling, air travel for aging populations, workplace safety  —  Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today (November 1, 2016) …

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

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

Totalling at 100.5 million tonnes, …

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

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

In Your Phone, in Their Air: A Trace of Graphite Is in Consumer Tech. In These Chinese Villages, It’s Everywhere.
October 3, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Peter Whoriskey (The Washington Post)  … Smaller and more powerful than their predecessors, lithium batteries power smartphones and laptop computers and appear destined to become even more essential as companies make much larger ones to power …

China Set to Export Corn, Threatening Global Market: Sources
October 1, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by  Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China has given approval to at least two companies to export corn, trading sources said, in a radical move by the world’s No. 2 producer to cut its ballooning surplus and …

The Cobalt Pipeline: Tracing the Path from Deadly Hand-Dug Mines in Congo to Consumers’ Phones and Laptops
September 30, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Todd C. Frankel  (The Washington Post)   …  This remote landscape in southern Africa lies at the heart of the world’s mad scramble for cheap cobalt, a mineral essential to the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that …

Design Features of the EU’s Aviation ETS Should Be Strengthened to Deliver Real Emissions Reductions, Finds T&E Report
September 23, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Despite imperfections, the inclusion of aviation into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has functioned well and enjoys a high degree of compliance, finds a new report by Transport and Environment (T&E) …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell, Sinopec
September 23, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

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

Export Exchange 2016 Presents Great Opportunity
September 21, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Export Exchange 2016 is essential. It brings together international buyers and end users of coarse grains and other products, including DDGS, with U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives.  — …

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study
September 20, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan — has identified hundreds of locations where energy production depends upon scarce water supplies.

The Sandia …

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio
September 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Achieves Breakthrough as LanzaTech Produces Jet Fuel from Waste Gases for Virgin Atlantic
September 15, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Virgin Atlantic)  For the first time ever, 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel has been produced from ‘Lanzanol’, LanzaTech’s low carbon ethanol; Producing the world’s first jet fuel derived from waste industrial gases from steel mills via …

Renewable Energy CEO Declares Hunger Strike
September 14, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy)  My name is Warren Weisman, I am the former CEO of the failed renewable energy manufacturer Hestia Home Biogas. Hestia was the first-of-its-kind company in the world to offer …

Chinese Ethanol Almost Competitive Enough to Export
September 12, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Xiaojuan Gao (Platts)  The export arbitrage for China ethanol has narrowed to the point where transactions could be occurring very soon, market participants said Friday, citing a combination of factors including increasing international ethanol market …

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text
September 5, 2016 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping …

China, US Set to Release Review of Each Other’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Historic Move at G20 Summit
September 5, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Li Jing (South China Morning Post)  The cross-checking system between world’s two worst carbon polluters will be the first time Beijing has allowed another nation to review its domestic energy subsidies  —  … he peer-review …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

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

In this slide deck, we looked at …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cathay Pacific in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 1, 2016 – 9:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

NGO Questions Xinxiang’s Claim It Bought All Cadmium-Laced Wheat
August 31, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde (Caixin Online)  Advocacy group claims some of the city’s carcinogen-laced grain may have already hit the market — … Tian Jing, a volunteer at the nongovernmental organization, Airman in Beijing, said …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy
August 31, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at DuPont, …

Cambodia-Thai Cassava Woes
August 16, 2016 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Sok Chan (Khmer Times) The value of Cambodia’s cassava exports to Thailand is being adversely affected by Thailand’s periodic closing of informal border checkpoints, forcing some farmers to grow alternative cash crops as prices wildly …

Manila Setting Ethanol Example
August 12, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A member of the National Corn Growers ethanol committee says the capital city of the Philippines is moving forward with its renewable fuel goals. Jerry Demmer of Clarks Grove, Minnesota …

UF/IFAS Study: Sweet Potato Crop Shows Promise as Feed and Fuel
August 9, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Newswise/University of Florida)  As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato …

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry
August 5, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Strickland (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Eco-Energy)  It’s a big world out there and ethanol is primed to explore it—finding new markets through competitive pricing, high octane and low-carbon advantages that no other fuel on the …

Aviation Fuel Market – Biofuels, America, Air BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Gazprom Lead Growth to 2020
August 4, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(ReportsnReports.com/PR Newswire)  The global aviation fuel market 2016-2020 research report says impact of falling crude oil prices on aviation turbine fuel is leading to the growth of this market with the last one and half …

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade
August 4, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The World Bank report also stated: “Given the energy intensive nature of agriculture, lower energy prices will help reduce the cost of producing food commodities.

“They will also ease policy pressures to encourage production …

$26/gallon to $2.05 in 42 months: The Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet
August 1, 2016 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest and BioChannel.TV released “Sustainable Fuels on Troubled Waters”, the Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet — a documentary profile on the US …

The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit — September 18-21, 2016 — East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China
July 21, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment
The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit   —   September 18-21, 2016   —   East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China

AOAIS is one of the most influential international conferences in algae biotechnology. Previous Summits attracted scientists, engineers, business representatives, investment bankers and governmental officials from all over the world. With the theme of “Accelerate Research …

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and will also set new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans from 2020, according to …

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry
July 17, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Strickland (Alliance Marketing, Eco-Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The proliferation of international ethanol trade during the past decade has been impressive to watch. The current global market for ethanol stands at 30 billion gallons, with 1.2 billion …

5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition — September 26-28, 2016 — Guangzhou, China
July 15, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology &  Equipment Exhibition   —   September 26-28, 2016   —   Guangzhou, China

AsiaPacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition (APBE), formerly the China Guangzhou Int’l Biomass

Energy Exhibition (CNIBEE), is generally known as one of the three world class events of biomass energy along with EUBCE and Expo Biomasa.Since its establishment, APBE has attracted Kingwood, Huantai Biological Energy and Hengmei Better as its gold sponsor, silver sponsor and special sponsor respectively and over 500 renowned brands globally, providing services to nearly 100 thousands of professional visitors at home and abroad. With its rapid development and globalization strategy, the strong impact of APBE in biomass energy industry will be more and more obvious.

Various exhibitions in related fields will take place in parallel with APBE2016, such as PV Guangzhou, Electric Heating Technology & Equipment Exhibition, China Aluminium Composite Panel & Technology Exhibition and so forth. Therefore, a large number of potential customers will be attracted in these fields.  READ MORE

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 …

2016 Energy Efficiency Forum
June 30, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls sponsored a conference on strategies and data analysis of energy efficiency which took place on Thursday, June 23 at National Press Club …

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change
June 30, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The UN Foundation, PCI, USAID and Tetra Tech sponsored a afternoon of stories and solutions from the sponsors’ Women and Climate Change project which took place on June 23 …

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo
June 24, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building global ethanol export demand developed by the organization and its domestic partners, including the Renewable …

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 …

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 …

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production
June 15, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, …

Amyris Fuels First Delivery of New Airbus A350-900 Airplane for Cathay Pacific as Part of Two-Year Biojet Agreement
June 13, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Amyris/Globe Newswire)  Two Year Committed Jet Fuel Supply Deal Demonstrating Continued Strong Farnesene Demand  —  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that, on May 29, 2016, Cathay Pacific commenced a two-year program …

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami
June 13, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – Feedstocks held in Miami, Florida June 6-8, 2016.

The Conference, organized by Biofuels Digest …

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says
June 2, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal  —  Four American nations are set to start talks on ways to co-operate on carbon …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limpopo Receives R940m Investment for Renewable Energy from US, Chinese Companies
May 12, 2016 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(African News Agency/Engineering News)  American and Chinese companies are set to invest R940-million in Limpopo to pursue renewable energy and ethanol profits, government and investors have announced. The United States’ Bio-Processing Innovation and the Beijing …

Reliable, Affordable, Scalable, Sustainable: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NexSteppe
May 4, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biobased products industries. Using advanced breeding techniques and cutting-edge analytical technologies, …

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World
April 27, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community leaders  —  On the heels …

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 Hottest Markets Start with C
April 26, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California and the green premium  —   One of the biggest myths running is that there is no green premium, which is to say that customers will not pay a cent …

Protein Packs A Punch in New Ethanol Coproducts
April 15, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen and Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies gain traction in the quest to produce high-protein feed products from ethanol coproducts. —  Novita Nutrition and Nutrinsic Corp. approach producing high-value feed products from …

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports
April 15, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results …

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double
April 14, 2016 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline …

Growth Energy to participate in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – The Auto Channel’s Marc Rauch Part of the Presentation Team
April 11, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  This week, Jim Miller, Vice President and Chief Economist of Growth Energy will travel with Steve Bleyl, Executive Vice President of Green Plains Inc., and Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs of …

Exports Give U.S. Ethanol Producers an Outlet for Surplus
April 11, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Omah.com/Bloomberg)  At the Plymouth Energy plant in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt — where homegrown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American dependence on foreign oil — every drop of ethanol goes …

China’s Grain Reforms to Boost Depressed Corn Processing Industry
April 6, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Niu Shuping and David Stanway (Reuters/AgWeek)  China’s plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for international grain exporters, but should boost the country’s struggling corn processors that use the grain …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —

At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …

China Team Identifies New Thermophilic Bacterium for Direct Production of Ethanol from Brown Algae
April 4, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(GreenCarCongress)  Researchers from the Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified and characterized the first thermophilic bacterium capable (Defluviitalea phaphyphila) of direct …

NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award
April 4, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Businesswire)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin …

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, …

Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry
March 30, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters Canada)  It has created a modest 200 jobs in a Finnish forestry industry that has lost around 20,000 in the past decade, but UPM-Kymmene’s new biofuels plant offers long-awaited growth and …

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs
March 15, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought, are likely to force ethanol producers to switch to cassava as their feedstock instead of …

R20 and WRI, a Roadmap to Zero Waste and Sustainable Investing
March 15, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon/Biofuels Digest) A major worldwide effort is underway through the non-profit organization R20 Regions of Climate Action to assist sub-national states and jurisdictions in developing projects that promote clean energy and …

Integrated Bioprocess for Conversion of Gaseous Substrates to Liquids
March 8, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Peng Hua, Sagar Chakraborty, Amit Kumar, Benjamin Woolston, Hongjuan Liu, David Emerson, and Gregory Stephanopoulos (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  In the quest for inexpensive feedstocks (cost-effective fuel production), here we show …

A Conversation with US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
March 8, 2016 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Industrial Biotechnology)  … My current assessment is that there exists an unlimited sense of opportunity in the biobased products and bioenergy sector. I look at the work being done at the USDA, which is extensive and …

Ethanol Market Participants at Odds over Chinese Import Viability
February 26, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  There was considerable debate about the role of China as a potential export market for ethanol in the long run during the FO Licht Sugar & Ethanol conference held in Bangkok, …

DSM’s Welsh Talks Company’s Plans to Shift Investments to China
February 26, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Monica Trauzzi (OnPoint/E&E TV)  As the renewable fuel standard continues to face legal and legislative challenges, advanced biofuels companies are seeking alternative investment markets. During today’s OnPoint, Hugh Welsh, president of DSM North America, …

New Ammonia Biomass Pretreatment Process Improves Yield with Lower Enzyme Loading; Improving Cellulosic Biofuel Economics
February 24, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the US, China and India, led by researchers from Michigan State University, has developed a new liquid ammonia biomass pretreatment methodology called Extractive Ammonia (EA). EA-pretreated corn stover delivers …

IEA and GBEP Launch Bioenergy and Water Paper
February 24, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Italy, IEA Bioenergy and the Global Bioenergy Partnership have published the “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships,” which includes examples that illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms …

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil
February 24, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane at the Energy Security Breakfast at ABLC 2016, held last week in …

Swallowing the Frog
February 23, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the Kansas Commodity Classic came from Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. Novak …

China Prepares to Sell Ageing Corn from Bulging Stockpiles
February 23, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(Business Recorder/Reuters)  China is preparing to sell ageing corn from its bulging national reserves to companies that can use it to churn out products such as ethanol or starch, industry sources said on Wednesday. The …

Dinneen: State of the Ethanol Industry Remains Strong
February 22, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “I am very pleased to have representatives from China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru here today to learn the advantages of increased ethanol use and make important and lasting commercial …

UK CAER Algal Research Hitting the Ground in China
February 15, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(University of Kentucky)  Algae research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is going global.  The Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at CAER is partnering with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a …

Chinese Energy Giant Plans €1bn Biofuel Plant in Northern Finland
February 10, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(YLE)  The Chinese firm Kaidi announced that it wants to build a big biodiesel refinery in Kemi. Kaidi Finland’s CEO says this signals a new phase in Finnish industrial history, driven by the need to …

Analyzing Biofuels From Rice 2016 – Research and Markets
February 8, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fnbdpf/analyzing) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Biofuels from Rice” report to their offering.

This report on Analyzing Biofuels from Rice is a comprehensive digest on biofuels and endeavors …

Bangladesh Looking for Algae Developers
February 3, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by M. Asraful Alam (Algae Industry Magazine/Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science, China)  … According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the country has achieved near self-sufficiency in food grain production but …

Boeing Collaborates with Canadian Aviation Industry for Biofuel Project
February 2, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by  Vikas Vij (Just Means)  Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various industrial sectors. The country has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets …

COP21 President Says Growing Emissions from Aviation and Shipping Sectors Must Be Tackled This Year
January 29, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The President of the COP21 negotiations in Paris, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, told the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday that in the year ahead it would be necessary to work with …

Increased Demand from Feeders and Ethanol Keep Sorghum Sales up
January 27, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Cogburn (American Agriculturist/Farm Progress)   Drop in demand from China finds domestic markets stepping up, putting balance sheet back to the future  —  For years, the sorghum balance sheet never changed. On an annual …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Supply Ministry Receives 16 Offers for Establishment of Commercial Chains Branches in Governorates
January 20, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Shaimaa Al-Aees  (Daily News Eqypt)  … The ministry is working on developing the production of the Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company (ESIIC) through the establishment of a trademark. This trademark is currently being …

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided biodiesel programs in the world’s top producers of palm oil.

Indonesia may miss its target of …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016
January 4, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the good ship Digest!  Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland.

As the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

Centre Offers Biofuel to Delhi to Check Pollution
December 28, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The Centre is willing to offer one million litres of bio-diesel a day to the Delhi government to combat the rising menace of pollution, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said …

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products
December 28, 2015 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development of biofuels for other countries, particularly Latin America? …  Not much impact from the 2014 …

USDA Trade Mission Spurs Record Ethanol Exports to China
December 23, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant jump in ethanol exports to China this year, following a USDA-led trade mission to the country last year. Representatives from nine …

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport
December 16, 2015 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable …

NREL’s Min Zhang Keeps Her “Bugs” Happy, Leading to Biofuel Breakthroughs
December 15, 2015 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a rod-shaped bacterium that has bioethanol-producing capabilities. Of her 80 peer-reviewed papers and 21 U.S. patents …

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets
December 15, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal;
Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international …

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia
December 10, 2015 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at …

First Commercial! Construction Underway in Minnesota for Green Biologics
December 4, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In Minnesota, construction is now underway at the Green Biologics bio-based n-butanol and acetone manufacturing facility in Little Falls, MN. The existing manufacturing site, formerly known as The Central …

Research Delivers Insight into Global Biodiesel Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz
December 3, 2015 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(HydrogenFuelNews)  MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Biodiesel MarketAnalysis and Forecasts to 2020″ to its database.

This report gives an in-depth analysis of the global biodiesel market and provides forecasts up to 2020. The …

UN Flags Biofuels Slowdown, as Food Prices Renew Decline
December 3, 2015 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(Agrimoney.com)  The United Nations highlighted a cooling in the competition by biofuels plants for crops as it revealed a return by food prices into decline, as cereals and meat values fell to five-year lows.

The UN’s …

Biofuel Enzymes Market to Top USD 1bn in 2020 with Cellulosic Ethanol Help
December 2, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Plamena Tisheva (SeeNews)  The global market for biofuel enzymes is to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% over the next five years, driven by the shift to cellulosic ethanol, BCC Research says in …

Legally Defining Sustainability: Edible Palm Oil Must Follow in Biofuel Footsteps
December 2, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn (News Locker)  Voluntary measures and government targets are great – but it is legislation that will push European palm oil users to true sustainability. The food sector could learn a lesson or two …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them
November 24, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But …

Corn Has Competition as Ethanol’s Leading Grain
November 20, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Anna McConnell (Agriculture.com)  In terms of ethanol production, corn has some competition this winter— grain sorghum. The grain, also known as milo, produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel, but uses one third …

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes
November 18, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/BCC Research)  This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase, cellulose, xylanase, lipase and other enzymes such as protease, lysomax, FermaSure, etc. Forecasts provided through …

Groups Pressure EPA On Biofuels Mandate
November 9, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Melody M. Bomgardner  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Supporters and opponents of biofuel mandates are ramping up pressure on EPA in hopes of influencing a rule, due on Nov. 30, on how much corn ethanol and …

Neutrons Help Decipher Enzyme Function for Cellulosic Conversion
November 3, 2015 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Technical University of Munich/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …   Using neutrons, researchers have now investigated the reaction mechanism of an important class of enzymes: the glycosidases. The measurements were made at the neutron sources in Los Alamos …

DuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 30, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa, with a ceremony including Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and many other dignitaries. This biorefinery is the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, …

Ethanol from Corn Stalks: A Cure for Climate Change?
October 30, 2015 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  … “This is one of the core technologies that we need to cut oil use and reduce emissions from transportation,” said Jeremy Martin, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “It …

Answers for Your Questions about Low Oil Prices and Renewable Fuels
October 30, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest looks at security and energy security —  …  This week, the head of Russian state intelligence service, Alexander Bortnikov,warned of a potential “invasion of Central Asia”by Taliban or …

Turn Your Halloween Pumpkins Into Power
October 29, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is working together with industry to develop and test integrated biorefineries—facilities capable of efficiently converting plant and waste material into affordable biofuels, biopower and other products. These projects …

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped
October 26, 2015 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover.

In Florida, the hammer …

Government Confuses Me
October 23, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The purpose of good government has gotten all tangled up in political posturing and a seemingly single focus on getting re-elected, writes Mike Bryan.

It seems to me that governments …

Abengoa to Launch Bio-Alcohols Production in Early 2016
October 22, 2015 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by  Yana Palagacheva (ICIS News)  … After successfully establishing its alternative ethanol production route, Abengoa is now seeking to diversify its portfolio with its bio-alcohols project, particularly bio-butanol.

“We have quite a wide branch of final products and …

BIOFUELS: DuPont’s Koninckx Says RFS Uncertainty Driving Investments Abroad
October 22, 2015 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Monica Trauzzi (E&E TV)  As the renewable fuel standard faces continued regulatory and legislative uncertainty, DuPont Biofuels is set to open the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Iowa at the end of the month. …

British Firm Partners Government to Set up $150mln Ethanol Plant
October 20, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(The Source/New Zimbabwe)  … Sunbird Bioenergy has partnered government to set up a $150 million ethanol operation in Zimbabwe next year, an official has said.  The deal will see the establishment of an ethanol plant with …

That Was Then, This Is Now: 10 Signature Biofuels Projects for 2015-16, and Where They Are
October 19, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All have soaring ambitions, some will be realized on schedule, some later, some probably not now or possibly ever.  Where are 10 key projects that were announced in recent years …

China to Revive Corn-Based Ethanol Amid Record High Stocks
October 19, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Niu Shuping and Chen Aizhu (Reuters)  China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, is set to resume building new corn-based ethanol plants after a nearly decade-long ban, in a move that could help absorb the …

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2
October 14, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some.  In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder than steel, heavier than a …