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2 New Type Ethanol Plants to Open in Iowa
August 29, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(AP/AgriNews)  A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin soon as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels.
Iowa has two major cellulosic plants under construction that will use corn plant …

New Orleans Entrepreneur Pushing Technology to Chemically Manufacture Oil: Meet Our Reader Vote Winner
August 29, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Mark Waller (New Orleans Times Picayune) For Brandon Iglesias, there wasn’t a specific moment of revelation. Unlike some entrepreneurs, he didn’t spot a glaring gap in an industry and move in to solve the problem. …

The Three ‘F Words’ Repeated Again and Again
August 29, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Tim Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Just a few days ago the National Conference of State Legislatures convened policymakers from across the country in Minneapolis. Several thousand legislators, legislative committee staffers and other interested observers of …

DOE Awards $3.5 Million to Cellana for Algal Biofuels
August 28, 2014 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels…
Cellana, LLC, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was selected to receive the $3.5 …

Export Exchange 2014™ October 20-22 Seattle, WA
August 28, 2014 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
Export Exchange 2014™    October 20-22  Seattle, WA

More than 180 international buyers and end-users are expected Oct. 20-22, 2014, in Seattle, Washington – eager to meet and build relationships with more than 300 domestic suppliers in attendance – over two days of …

Iowa Ag Secy Bill Northey On Corn, RFS
August 28, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  There are two big topics during the Farm Progress Show this year: the corn crop and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During the show, I had the opportunity to speak with …

First Ionic Liquid Made from Plant Waste
August 28, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by James Urquhart (Chemistry World)  Ionic liquids – salts that are liquid at room temperature – could potentially be made more cheaply and greenly by recycling by-products from biofuel production processes, according to US researchers. These …

USDA REAP Sinks $3.4 Billion into Rural Economies
August 28, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine) Though the USDA Rural Energy for America Program has been hugely successful since it was first implemented in the 2002 Farm Bill, numerous changes have been implemented over the years in …

JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research
August 28, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Joint BioEnergy Institute/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. The idea behind …

EPA Official Admits RFS Process Taking Longer Than it Should
August 28, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse.com) An official with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) that the renewable fuels standard (RFS) is still important to the agency despite the …

Wisconsinites Like Ethanol in the Gasoline
August 28, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

( Brownfield Ag News for America) The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says a recent statewide opinion poll shows Badger State citizens support the use of ethanol in gasoline by a 2-to-1 margin.  The poll conducted …

Surface-to-Air: How Vertimass Might Shatter Conventional Yields in Alcohol-to-Jet Fuels
August 28, 2014 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Saturated E10 ethanol markets; unmet demand in aviation biofuels: can Vertimass’ technology provide the bridge?
… After all, if you dehydrate ethanol (that is, remove the water, H2O), what you have is …

Marsha Folsom Bringing Bamboo to Bama
August 26, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Tiffeny Owens (Cullman Times)  On Friday, the former Alabama First Lady shared how her company, Resource Fiber, plans to make the Asian plant the state’s new cash crop at the Cullman Area Chamber of …

4 Minutes with…Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks
August 26, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … NatureWorks manufactures Ingeo, a bio-plastic (PLA) made from plants, in a large plant in Nebraska.  We sell Ingeo worldwide in a large variety of applications based on the 3P-value principle: …

Genera Energy Releases Biomass Infographic
August 25, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Genera Energy)  Infographic highlights a variety of biomass feedstocks, provides insight into choosing the right solution for any biomass project
Genera Energy, a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock supply advancements and supply chain improvements, released …

John Deere and Hillco Technologies Introduce Single Pass Round Bale System
August 25, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(John Deere)  Hillco Technologies, Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. The Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System …

One Man’s Trash Turns into Fuel
August 25, 2014 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jeff DeYoung (Iowa Farmer Today)  Mike Greenfield has more than 80 percent of his corn residue contracted to DuPont for use in the company’s cellulosic ethanol plant.
If he had his way, all of it would …

Grants Help Develop Sorghum Feedstock Program in California
August 22, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Now, grant money has been awarded to three California ethanol plants to develop a sorghum feedstock program. Calgren Renewable Fuels, Aemetis Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Inc. each received a $3 million matching grant …

Clean Diesel and Diesel Electric Hybrids Add Green Cred and Street Cred to the Daily Commute
August 22, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Today 21 percent of all diesel buses in operation are diesel electric hybrids. These buses improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. By allowing for a smaller diesel engine to work alongside a …

Butamax Opens (Phase 1) Biobutanol Project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol
August 21, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Includes Installation of a Corn Oil Separation Technology with “50% higher than the normal” yields
We’ve learned that Butamax Advanced Biofuels and Highwater Ethanol have completed, successfully commissioned and begun production …

Gevo Boosts Revs in Q2, but Losses Widen; Aims for Break-Even at Luverne by Year End
August 21, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The increase in revenue during 2014 is primarily a result of the production and sale of ethanol and distiller’s grains of $5.5 million following the transition of the Luverne …

Expanding Horizons 2014 September 23 Trenton, NJ
August 15, 2014 – 9:32 pm | No Comment
Expanding Horizons 2014   September 23   Trenton, NJ

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop for U.S. small to medium size businesses- in Trenton, NJ on September 23rd- the latest in the highly-successful Expanding Horizons series that helps businesses learn …

Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians September 11, 2014 Arlington, VA
August 15, 2014 – 8:51 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians   September 11, 2014   Arlington, VA

You’re invited to this specialized biodiesel training for diesel mechanics. This course will provide in-depth information on: fuel quality, vehicle maintenance, and engine performance.
Most diesel fuel sold in the U.S. contains 1-5% biodiesel. Do you …

MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products Summit October 6-7, 2014 Orlando, FL
August 15, 2014 – 7:58 pm | No Comment
MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products Summit   October 6-7, 2014   Orlando, FL

MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products is the premiere forum for companies with MSW conversion capabilities.  With over 200 attendees expected to attend, a great number of municipalities and 30 + leading industry voices, join us …

ABLCNext 2014: The Next: Technologies, Feedstocks, Business Models, Products and Markets November 10-12, 2014 San Francisco, CA
August 15, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment
ABLCNext 2014: The Next: Technologies, Feedstocks, Business Models, Products and Markets     November 10-12, 2014   San Francisco, CA

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Series has become one of the largest gatherings of Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials Operating Company CEOs and senior executives, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers and industry suppliers in …

SXSWEco October 6-8, 2014 Austin, TX
August 15, 2014 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
SXSWEco  October 6-8, 2014   Austin, TX

SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens …

2014 Biofuels Financial Conference: Climate of Opportunity August 27-28 Bloomington, MN
August 15, 2014 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
2014 Biofuels Financial Conference:  Climate of Opportunity   August 27-28   Bloomington, MN

The biofuels production landscape is changing fast, and the most successful plants are watching for ways to reinvest profits and help their facilities evolve, says John Christianson, CPA and Partner at Christianson & Associates, PLLP, …

7th Annual Airports Going Green Conference November 3-5, 2014 Chicago, IL
August 15, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
7th Annual Airports Going Green Conference     November 3-5, 2014   Chicago, IL

The Airports Going Green Conference is the industry’s leading sustainability forum, bringing together aviation sustainability leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world. Session topics include airport, tenant, and stakeholder collaboration strategies; innovations in renewable energy and …

State Scrambles to Save Old Town Pulp Mill, 200 Jobs
August 15, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Susan Sharon (MPBN News)  ”Effective immediately all Old Town mill operations will be indefinitely suspended.” That was the message employees at the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Co. received Wednesday evening. The written statement …

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push
August 15, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities …

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar
August 15, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn, cassava (tapioca) and other plants. Compared to other bio-based polymers (such as PET, PE) PLA …

Cool Planet to Award Contract for $56 Million Biofuels Plant in Alexandria
August 15, 2014 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune )  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a Colorado energy startup that aims to turn woodchips and other organic waste into gasoline as well as a crop-boosting soil enhancer, says it has …

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction
August 14, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Wang and Jennifer Dunn (Huffington Post/Argonne National Laboratory)  … A proposed City of Chicago ordinance that would require most gas stations to offer E15 fuel – 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline – is …

Grant for Ethanol Plant to be Matched
August 14, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Johnson (Progress-Index)  City Council has adopted the Vireol performance agreement, which is a matching funds grant for $250,000 for the firm that has opened a long-delayed ethanol plant in Hopewell.
City Manager Mark Haley …

Keystone Farm Show January 6-8, 2015 York, PA
August 13, 2014 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Keystone Farm Show   January 6-8, 2015    York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in …

VIDEO: Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future
August 13, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals …

International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics August 10-12, 2015 San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics  August 10-12, 2015  San Francisco, CA

OMICS Group proudly invites all the participants across the globe to its International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Biopastics  going to be held  during August 10-12, 2015 in San Francisco, USA
Theme of the  Conference   Biopolymers …

Bio Revolution America Uses Crowdfunding
August 13, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Crowdfunding is coming to biofuels. On August 3, 2014, Bio Revolution America launched a 45 dayIndiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund its biofuels projects in Appalachia and within one week is reporting reaching 30 percent …

RFS Announcement May Not Come until after November Elections
August 13, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  As the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) rule continues to work its way through the interagency review process in Washington, there are now indications that it may not be …

Poet-DSM Plans to Celebrate Opening Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Emmetsburg Sept. 3
August 13, 2014 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Poet-DSM plans to celebrate the opening of its Emmetsburg cellulosic ethanol plant, called Project Liberty, Sept. 3.
The $250 million project will use 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk …

RFA Making Inroads in Motorcycle Education
August 13, 2014 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Concluding the sixth year of sponsorship at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the Buffalo Chip Campground, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) believes they are making some real headway in getting …

U.S. Trade Rep Tours Biodiesel Leader’s Family Farm, Discusses RFS Threats
August 13, 2014 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Argentine biodiesel imports could reverse domestic energy progress
Hosting a U.S. Trade Representative on his family farm outside Des Moines, Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, took the opportunity to …

USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT
August 13, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. )  Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on …

President Carter Calls for Carbon Tax at Aspen Renewable Energy Conference
August 13, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Eli Stokols (KDVR.com)  President Jimmy Carter called a tax on carbon emissions “the only reasonable approach” to combating climate change during an appearance here Tuesday, but lamented that even piecemeal actions are unlikely to …

Kansas Ethanol Plant to Co-Locate Renewable Diesel Facility On-Site
August 13, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., using distillers corn oil from the ethanol process and other feedstocks, the company announced late …

A Biodiesel Family Affair
August 12, 2014 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry’s instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story.
What do an emergency room medical …

New Co-chairs Selected to Lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel
August 12, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  James Anderson helped work his way through college behind the wheel of a diesel semi-truck, where he became interested in biodiesel. He began to wonder if he could contribute to the body …

Co-defendent in Bio-Fuel Scam Pleads Guilty
August 12, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Hugh R. Morley  (The Record/NorthJersey.com)   … A Ridgewood businesswoman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she took part in a $100 million biofuel fraud as a top executive of two Bergen County alternative-energy …

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards
August 12, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s …

Geismar Biofuel Plant Getting $15 Million Investment
August 12, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Ted Griggs (The Advocate)   Renewable Energy Group plans to spend $15 million in the next 12 months on the company’s Geismar facility, which makes diesel from animal fat.
“Some of that you’d probably consider just …

Virent Receives EPA Registration for BioForm® Gasoline
August 12, 2014 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Virent) Registered Fuel Can Now be Used in On-Highway Motor Vehicles
Virent announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its BioForm® Gasoline in blends of up to 45%. As a registered …

Rolling Back the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014: The RINs Market Rings the Bell Again
August 12, 2014 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois)  The EPA is apparently going to finalize 2014 RFS rules in the near future.  This will at least temporarily bring the tumultuous process to an end that started with …

Past FEW Scholarship Winner Now Consultant
August 12, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Nick Bowdish, currently an ethanol industry consultant, was one of six scholarship winners in 2006.The students, who came from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri, all attended the event and posed …

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry
August 12, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact of ethanol was increased agricultural commodity prices. In 2005, the corn price averaged $2.00 per bushel. …

Poll Shows Wisconsinites Support Use of Ethanol in Gasoline
August 12, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Drivers in the Badger State say they favor the use of ethanol in fuel by a 2 to 1 margin. That’s according to the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, which said a recent …

Ernst Pushes Iowa TV Stations to Pull Renewable Fuels ad, Calling It Deliberately Misleading
August 11, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst defended her support for the renewable fuels standard today and pushed six Iowa TV stations to pull an ad that her campaign claims …

SIC Officials Hoping to Offer Biofuel Certification
August 11, 2014 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Nick Mariano  (The Southern Illinoisan)  A Southern Illinois college is hoping to offer the first national certification in the country for training in biofuels processing, the instructor for the program said Tuesday.
Southeastern Illinois College …

Increasing Ethanol Plant Throughput
August 11, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Syngenta’s Enogen corn trait technology is the first genetically modified output trait in corn specifically for the ethanol industry and in the past two years since it has been released the …

Building a Long Term, Sustainable Supply Chain for Cellulosic Biofuels Industry
August 11, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) On Tuesday, July 15 2014, Biofuels Digest hosted a webinar discussing creating sustainable supply chains for cellulosic biofuels – a germane issue that will ultimately determine the commercial viability …

Brazil’s GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel
August 11, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has announced it is to begin flying with blended farnesane renewable jet fuel developed by the …

Company Uses Bacon Grease To Fuel Motorcycle
August 11, 2014 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(MyFoxDetroit.com)  … One of America’s favorite breakfast meats is being used to fuel a motorcycle made by food company Hormel.   The new-aged fuel is made from bacon grease, which comes from Hormel’s Illinois food plant. The …

Reaching out in D.C.
August 8, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)   …. But, when the Iowans visited Washington recently a few of them also spoke with members of Congress and congressional staffers from non-ag regions in an effort to educate …

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process
August 8, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one of the key ingredients in what some are calling Nebraska’s and Iowa’s shot at the …

Export Opportunities for Ethanol and DDGs
August 8, 2014 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  U.S. exports of ethanol totaled 59.9 million gallons (mg) in June, up 13% from the seven-month low in May, according to a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of government data, and the …

Local Corn To Ethanol Fuel Helping Consumers
August 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kayla Vanover  (WBKO)  … ”Ethanol being 105-octane, you can blend it was 84-octane base gasoline and get your 87-octane. That is going to make gasoline cheaper because ethanol is cheaper than gas,” said Mick Henderson, General …

Retailer Roundtable: Giving People the Choice of Higher Blends
August 8, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014 American Coalition of Ethanol conference. The last day of events began with retailers who were …

Purdue Research: Cover Crops Make Stover More Sustainable, Profitable
August 8, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Lindsey Alexander  (Purdue University)  Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their …

Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
August 8, 2014 – 11:55 am | One Comment

(University of Illinois  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/EurekAlert!)  If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next …

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii
August 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material heading from the garbage pail to the landfill?   Turns out, the State of Hawaii and …

Students Present Research at Ethanol Conference
August 7, 2014 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Several University of Minnesota students are giving the ethanol industry a preview of their cutting-edge research in biofuels, biochemicals and bioproducts during the 27th Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis. One such student is …

Ethanol Explosive for Cruz, Paul
August 7, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by  Alexander Bolton (The Hill)  Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are trying to avoid an ethanol landmine in Iowa.

Iowa kingmakers in the party such as Sen. Chuck Grassley want the Republican presidential nominee …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria
August 7, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for …

8 Trends Driving Aviation Biofuels Today
August 7, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris.
Which is an excellent …

Fulcrum BioEnergy and Cathay Pacific Announce Strategic Investment
August 7, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Fulcrum BioEnergy/PRNewswire) — Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. (“Fulcrum”), a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline’s biofuel strategy and to help …

Thin Stillage, Potential for Valuable Biobased Products
August 7, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference included a discussion of research efforts aimed at making ethanol plants more profitable. Ken Valentas, professor at the University of Minnesota, and …

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

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

Mid-Year RIN Update
August 7, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Nick Paulson (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois)   … However, D4 generation has rebounded substantially since February, averaging more than 227 million RIN gallons from March through June. Through June, a total of 1.209 billion D4 …

Water Environment Research Foundation Selects Drexel University to Perform Extraction from Wastewater Research
August 6, 2014 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(prweb.com)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has selected Drexel University to perform research that will monitor and quantify the composition of waste greases to improve knowledge about the feasibility of grease-to-biodiesel processes. A key …

E15 Coming to Missouri
August 6, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(nacsonline.com)  New, non-mandatory rules that go into effect June 1 will allow Missouri gasoline retailers to sell E15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. With the change, Missouri joins a dozen other states that offer E15.
However, not everyone is as …

Biofuels for Road Transportation Will Reach Nearly $338 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research
August 6, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by (mfrtech.com/BUSINESS WIRE) Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become an important part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5 percent of liquid fuels consumed in the sector by …

IU Biologists Receive $6.2 Million to Advance Research on Bacterial Evolution
August 6, 2014 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

(Indiana University Bloomington)  U.S. Army Research Office funding to Lynch, Foster approaches $13 million since 2010
Indiana University biologists will receive over $6.2 million from the U.S. Army Research Office to study how bacteria evolve in …

Improving Commercial Viability of Biofuels
August 6, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nealon (UCR Today) RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor is one of the authors of a paper recently published in Science that outlines ways companies can …

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight
August 6, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today)MONTICELLO — After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.
The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane …

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

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

Here We Go Again: Huelskamp Draws Ire of Ag Groups because of Ethanol
August 5, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Myrick (HutchNews.com)  By now, we’re used to it. U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson, has drawn criticism from Kansans because of his actions in Washington, D.C. And again it involves agriculture, the state’s leading …

Enhancing Biofuel Yields from Biomass with Novel New Method
August 5, 2014 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nealon (UCR Today)  A team of researchers, led by Professor Charles E. Wyman, at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to …

Save up to $4M per Year on Biomass Costs? Yep, Genera Energy Has an App for That.
August 5, 2014 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Tennessee, Genera Energy has come up with a biomass management methodology that results in a 13% reduction in the delivered cost of biomass feedstock — or as much as …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate to Commercialize Algae Production for Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals
August 4, 2014 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(ABB, Renewable Algal Energy)  ABB technology for control and efficiency of algae harvesting and conversion process; algae used for nutritional supplements, animal feed and fuel
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it …

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

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

AgriLife Research Study: Mesquite a Complementary Biofuel Feedstock
August 4, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Kay Ledbetter (AgriLife Today)  As requirements grow for use of cellulosic biofuels to meet the energy needs of the nation, researchers look at potential feedstocks and any effects these alternative sources may have on greenhouse …

Stanford Prof Says California Can Exit Fossil Fuels by 2050, and Create 220,000 Jobs in the Process
August 4, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobsen, writing in Energy, says that the state of California could completely abandon fossil fuels by 2050 with dedicated development of its solar, wind, …

Kansas GOP Set to Split over Renewable Fuel Standard in Bruising Primary Fight
August 4, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, one of the more interesting political battles of the US 2014 election season will take place on Tuesday August 4, when Republican (and Tea Party-fave) congressman Tim Huelskamp …

Algae’s Secret Investor Trims the Sails: Reliance Re-Ups Algenol, Algae.Tec, Drops Aurora Algae
August 4, 2014 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Though neither Reliance, Algenol nor Aurora Algae have agreed to go on the record and comment on the state of relations, we can now report that the Digest has learned …

How Sweet It Is: New Tool for Characterizing Plant Sugar Transporters Developed at Joint BioEnergy Institute
August 1, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. …

First International Commercial Flight Completed with Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel
August 1, 2014 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  GOL Airlines Flight from Orlando to Sao Paulo First to Use Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel
On July 31, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline, GOL, to fly the industry’s first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable …

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

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