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Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More
February 27, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of California-Riverside)  Researchers have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to breakdown …

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill
February 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, …

Ethanol Groups Not Pleased with Rekindled RFS Reform Act
February 27, 2015 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures) Bill to eliminate corn-based ethanol requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard doesn’t receive warm welcome from ethanol and ag groups.  Calling it a “huge step backward” for energy independence, the National Corn Growers on …

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate
February 27, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries.
The Toomey-Feinstein Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination …

Byogy Renewables and GEN 2 Energy Advance Value Chain to Produce Biofuels Competitive With Today’s Oil Price
February 26, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Byogy/PR Newswire) Byogy Renewables, a biofuels producer based in San Jose, California, has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production …

Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle Fuel
February 26, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Oberon Fuels)  Another milestone for the introduction of a new, low carbon fuel in the United States
Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (“DME”) in North America, announced today that …

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins
February 26, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Rod Nickel and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland , one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable …

Amyris Says 132% Increase in Sales to $100M Is in the Cards for 2015
February 26, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first of the “2010-12 IPO kids” completes its transformation to a lively, product-driven commercial company with revenues in fragrances, emollients, solvents and fuels.
In California, Amyris announced Q4 2014 revenues …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming
February 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, to chew the fat on a variety of corn-themed energy and agriculture topics. … “I think …

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA
February 25, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama.

by Dan Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of cutting-edge research …

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels
February 20, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase …

Farmers Look to Legislature for Expansion Paths
February 20, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Don Davis (Daily Globe)  Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging …

South Dakota Driver Wins Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 “Post Your Price” Contest
February 20, 2015 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce Scott LeBrun as the winner of RFA’s E85 “Post Your Price” contest. The contest, which was announced last October and concluded just …

California’s Revised LCFS Challenged: Biofuel Industry Questions Standard’s Lack of Real-World Data
February 18, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though real-world data suggest biofuel production has not led to so-called indirect land-use change, the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, continues to see ILUC as a vital part of …

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
February 18, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting an increasingly cleaner standard for gasoline distributors over the next …

Oregon Senate Approves Clean-Fuels Extension Despite Tie to Cylvia Hayes
February 18, 2015 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive) The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to extend the state’s clean-fuel standard, bucking Republican opponents who decried the program’s connection to the scandal involving John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia …

Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline
February 18, 2015 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(SEMA Action Network)  Legislation (H.B. 2373) to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives.  Currently, the state …

Pittsburgh Looks to Add Biofuel Systems to Trucks
February 18, 2015 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Robert Zullo (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)  Pittsburgh is looking to add new fuel systems to 20 trucks in the Department of Public Works that will allow the engines to run on biofuel as well as traditional …

Bozeman-Based Group Creating Bio Diesel from Other’s Waste
February 17, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Keele Smith  (KBZK)  Cheap gas prices have been in the headlines recently, but there’s a greener fuel being made in our own back yard.  A Bozeman-based group is using other people’s waste and taking …

Ethanol Contributes to State’s Record Ag Exports
February 17, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  The producers of Wisconsin’s biofuels are taking some of the credit for the state’s new record for total farm exports during 2014. Joshua Morby of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance says export …

Moran Talks Renewable Fuels, ACA, Change of Power
February 17, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Scott Aust (Garden City Telegram)    As part of his Kansas listening tour, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., stopped in Garden City Monday afternoon to visit with officials of the Conestoga Energy Partner’s Bonanza …

E15’s Big Dance
February 17, 2015 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the works with many expected to open, writes Bob Dinneen of RFA. It’s still early in …

“Bionic Leaf” Uses Bacteria to Convert Solar Energy into Liquid Fuel
February 17, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Cooney (Harvard Medical School/Wyss Institute)  Harvard scientists have created a system that could speed adoption of solar-generated fuels as a power source

Now scientists from a team spanning Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and …

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015
February 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners?  Each year, the …

Falling Oil Prices
February 17, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

By Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Falling oil prices is a popular topic amongst conversations spawning all over the U.S.  Many base their opinions on the relief that this price drop has given their wallets. …

UGA Researchers Develop Super Yeast that Turns Pine into Ethanol
February 16, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(University of Georgia/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine, one of the most common species of trees in …

BPI Announces Startup of Pilot Plant Featuring LTSD Technology
February 16, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Process Innovation Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bio-Process Innovation Inc. has announced the completion of the construction of its 1-ton pilot plant and successful operation of its low temperature steep delignification (LTSD) pretreatment process at its pilot …

E15 Would Reduce 358,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions Annually in Minnesota
February 16, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Making E15 (gasoline with 15 percent ethanol) the new regular unleaded fuel in Minnesota would eliminate 358,000 tons of CO2 annually, according to a technical analysis by the University of Illinois at …

Washington Solicits Comments on Potential Clean Fuel Standard
February 16, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on a potential rulemaking for a state clean fuel standard. According to information released by the …

California Air Resources Board (ARB) Hearing on the Re-Adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
February 16, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board) On Thursday, February 19th (and perhaps continuing to the 20th), the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a Board Hearing to consider the re-adoption of a revised Low Carbon Fuel …

Agricultural History of North Carolina
February 16, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by J. Paul Lilly (North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)   In order to understand both agriculture and forestry as they are today, I believe we need to know what they have evolved from. …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

The Cellulosoic Biofuels Odyssey: Crossing the Finish Line
February 15, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Greg Breining (Bioenergy Connection) When Bioenergy Connection first covered the progress to commercial cellulosic ethanol in 2011, a dozen biofuel companies were claiming they would go big by 2015. After years of industry-wide anticipation and …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD  DEADLINE:  February 27, 2015

Submit your technical research and development innovations for review and consideration for poster presentation.. Your submission will be reviewed by at last three members of our review committee who will favor work that is innovative …

Ag Innovation Showcase September 14-16, 2015 St. Louis, MO
February 13, 2015 – 8:34 pm | No Comment
Ag Innovation Showcase   September 14-16, 2015   St. Louis, MO

Six years ago we saw a need to establish a gathering of innovators, investors, and others in the ag-tech space. We are proud to report that since that time the Ag Innovation Showcase has established …

GAI AgTech Week June 22-24, 2015 San Francisco, CA
February 13, 2015 – 8:28 pm | No Comment
GAI AgTech Week   June 22-24, 2015    San Francisco, CA

Global AgInvesting (GAI), the premier agriculture investment conference series and publisher, is expanding to the west coast with the inaugural GAI AgTech Week in San Francisco, June 22-24, 2015.
This groundbreaking conference will provide two and …

2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum April 22-23 Washington, DC
February 13, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum   April 22-23   Washington, DC

Join the renewable energy industry as it mobilizes key policymakers and federal and state stakeholders to deliberate, develop and advance the critical near and long-term policy priorities that will motivate the President in his last two …

BIO International Convention June 15-18, 2015 Philadelphia, PA
February 13, 2015 – 6:47 pm | No Comment
BIO International Convention   June 15-18, 2015   Philadelphia, PA

The world’s largest biotechnology gathering, the BIO Exhibition allows exhibitors to reach high-level executives and influential decision makers who come to BIO to discover new players in the industry, form partnerships and evaluate emerging technologies.
The …

​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo April 21-22, 2015 Portland, OR
February 13, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo   April 21-22, 2015    Portland, OR

The ​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo ​offers ​private ​and ​public ​fleet ​operators ​several ​education ​tracks ​from ​industry ​experts ​and ​government ​agencies ​a ​unique ​experience ​with ​Bio-Fuels, ​CNG, ​LNG, ​RNG, ​LPG, ​EV’s ​and ​more. ​Hands-on ​real ​world ​application ​of ​alternative ​fuel ​infrastructure ​and ​equipment ​demonstrations. ​Including ​a ​unique ​one ​of ​a ​kind ​”Performance ​Ride ​& ​Drive ​at ​the ​Portland ​International ​Raceway ​(PIR). ​Closed ​courses ​will ​allow ​fleet ​managers ​to ​get ​behind ​the ​wheel ​of ​various ​alt-fuel ​vehicles ​and ​literally ​go ​through ​the ​gears.  READ MORE

Student Poster Contest: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Student Poster Contest: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

Join the thermochemical bioenergy community and meet the experts that are shaping the world for tomorrow.
Don’t miss your chance to attend the 4th international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science, tcbiomass2015; an event that gives …

CALL FOR PAPERS: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL    DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

The tcbiomass2015 Technical Program Committee invites you to share your latest breakthroughs, experiences, and innovations with the global bioenergy industry. A broad array of papers will be selected for oral or poster presentation at dedicated …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 16, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  March 16, 2015

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC
February 13, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   September 30-October 2, 2015    Washington, DC

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 13, 2015 New York, NY
February 13, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference     May 13, 2015   New York, NY

Aiming to bring together the main representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will held, on May 13th, …

2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015 Arlington, VA
February 13, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015     Arlington, VA

This is the premier 2015 conference and exhibition on U.S. Government priorities and programs for renewable energy, energy efficiency, critical energy infrastructure protection, and American energy independence.
Join top government officials, energy experts, and industry leaders …

Murphy USA to Offer E15 and E85 in Chicago and Houston Locations in 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Murphy USA/Globe Newswire) Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE: MUSA), a leading marketer of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise, announced today an expansion program that will bring E15 to consumers in the suburbs of Chicago and …

US, California Double Down on Climate Change, Energy Security via New Initiatives
February 12, 2015 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Obama unveils Clean Energy Investment Initiative; California lawmakers introduce a trio of bills aimed at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In Washington, the Obama Administration launched its Clean …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School
Thanks to …

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Kansas Ethanol LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)
February 11, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(ICM, Inc.) ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™. FST™ is a …

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol
February 11, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jyoti Madhusoodanan  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass could boost biofuel production

When biofuel producers turn agricultural waste into ethanol, they start by treating the biomass with …

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil
February 11, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump …

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes
February 11, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could …

Algenol Racks up $65M in New Algae-to-Fuels Investment, from Mexico’s BioFields
February 11, 2015 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mexico’s BioFields pours in $65 million to commercialize next-gen algae-to-fuels venture — In Florida, Algenol, a pioneer in turning CO2 emissions into fuels, announced that it has closed on a new $25 …

Green Chemistry – 2015 September 14-16 FL
February 11, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment
Green Chemistry – 2015  September 14-16     FL

Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a part of this meeting which will focus on current trends and emerging issues in Green Chemistry. This OMICS Group International Conference desideratum is to …

REFF-Wall Street 2015 June 24-25 New York, NY
February 11, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment
REFF-Wall Street 2015   June 24-25   New York, NY

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) is the premier renewable energy financing convening in the U.S.  Join top industry CEOs, and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture …

Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab? February 23, 2015 Washington, DC
February 10, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab?    February 23, 2015   Washington, DC

The need for biofuels only increases globally and the production must turn to various algal species as possible sources. This seminar will look at a range of available growth areas geographically for the algae – …

5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake, a Breakthrough
February 10, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Brady Luceno  (Project Gaia)  Five years ago today at approximately 5pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. Over three million of Haiti’s ten million people were affected, and over 230,000 deaths were reported. The …

Tulare County Collaboration Changing Cow Waste Into Clean Energy For Calgren
February 10, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Regenis)  Sustainable energy production entered a new era in California today as a consortium of American companies joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms …

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund
February 10, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding and capacity building to organizations and entrepreneurs to develop and test game-changing ideas for the …

Scientists Develop Higher Yielding Sorghum Plants
February 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’brien And Sharon Durham (Phys.Org)  … It is drought tolerant, can thrive in poor soils, requires little or no fertilizer, and will grow in a wide range of temperatures and altitudes. Sorghum grain is …

ISA Partners with American Lung Association to Launch B20 Club
February 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  To help recognize Illinois-based fleets running on blends of B20 biodiesel, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois have launched the B20 Club.
“B20 offers economic and environmental …

SRS & BEI Partner to Develop Enzyme Catalyst Transesterification
February 10, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(SRS International/PR.com)  SRS and Biodiesel Experts have developed a transesterification system for biodiesel production process that utilizes enzymes efficiently to produce quality biodiesel on any scale. While using high-FFA feedstock, the primary job of the …

4 Minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle
February 9, 2015 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Tate & Lyle operates three corn wet mills in the US, and views bio-based chemicals as a way to sustain grind as HFCS and starch markets decline. We currently have …

4 Minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel
February 9, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our first goal is to prove to our local government (Mid-Atlantic) that we can achieve what City Council and Planning Commission willingly approved us to do; which is to finalize …

4 Minutes… Mark Herrema. Co-Founder and CEO, Newlight Technologies
February 9, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Newlight is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the cost of plastics production … Newlight successfully scaled up to commercial scale at a four-story manufacturing …

4 Minutes with… James Wynn, Director Bio-based Technology Derisking, MBI
February 9, 2015 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In addition to derisking technologies for clients, MBI is working to commercialize 3 major bio-based technologies, the most revolutionary of these being the AFEX biomass pretreatment. … MBI is finalizing plans …

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina
February 9, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of …

PNNL Awarded for Algal Biofuel Innovation
February 9, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Developing renewable fuel from wet algae is one of the latest innovations Richland, Washington-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners. As …

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion
February 8, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and biodiesel markets in 2015, according to speakers at last week’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.
… The 10 …

Once-Golden Biofuels Market Flattened by Cheap Diesel
February 8, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Fleisher (Trib Total Media)  Last fall, Ed Vescovi planned to restart a dormant biodiesel plant in Beaver County.  The market for biofuel was shaky. But a new owner, Weavertown Environmental, pledged to get …

Closer Look at Flawed Studies behind Policies Used to Promote ‘Low-Carbon’ Biofuels
February 8, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published …

Minnesota Corn Growers Publishes “The Economics of Eco-Performance Fuel” Study
February 7, 2015 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Dean Drake (Minnesota Corn Growers Association)  Inexpensive high‐octane gasoline disappeared when emission regulations forced leaded gasoline out of the market in the early 1970s. This in turn led to reduced engine compression ratios and …

Webinar: E-15 & Mid-level blends February 19, 2015 10:00AM ET
February 6, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Webinar: E-15 & Mid-level blends   February 19, 2015  10:00AM ET

E-15 & mid-level blends now legal in TN: Reviewing this change and the use of these fuels in the U.S.
Presented by Randy Jennings, Tennessee Dept. of Ag, Regulatory Services
Thanks to this project (funded by TDOT …

WEBINAR: Meet The Andersons: Ethanol & E85 Opportunities & Supply February 10, 2015 10:00ET
February 6, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Meet The Andersons: Ethanol & E85 Opportunities & Supply   February 10, 2015    10:00ET

Presented by John DiMartini, Manager of Finished Fuels, The Andersons Inc.
Thanks to this project (funded by TDOT via CMAQ funding), we are presenting a biofuels webinar series that will cover many aspects of biodiesel and ethanol. …

Group Representing 187 Maine Municipalities Inks Development Deal for Hampden Waste Handling Facility
February 6, 2015 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  After receiving assurances that the technology is viable, members of the Municipal Review Committee board voted unanimously Wednesday to enter a development agreement with a Maryland-based company that wants …

Indiana University Biologists Partner Bacterium with Nitrogen Gas to Produce More, Cleaner Bioethanol
February 6, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Indiana University Bloomington)  Provisional patent filed for process using most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere
Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, …

Energycane Varieties Look Promising for North Louisiana
February 6, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Denise Attaway (Louisiana State University)  LSU AgCenter researchers continue to evaluate energycane varieties planted in north Louisiana as a possible new crop for producers to grow as a biofuel feedstock.
About 1,000 experimental varieties of …

Cyanobacterium Found in Algae Collection Holds Biotech Promise
February 6, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Washington University in St. Louis) Scientists have re-discovered a fast-growing bacterial strain first described in 1955
Cyanobacteria, bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, are of considerable interest as bio-factories, organisms that could be harnessed to …

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal
February 6, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs …

Wyoming Task Force Report Includes Bioenergy Recommendations
February 6, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In Wyoming, the Governor’s Task Force on Forests has issued a report featuring its recommendations for proactively managing the state’s forests. Several of the recommendations relate to bioenergy development.
The report …

Greenbelt Resources Selected to Manufacture First Commercial-scale, Vapor-capture System for EcoPAS
February 6, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation) Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, today announced that it was selected by EcoPAS, a California company, to manufacture its PAS (Passive Alcohol System) – a revolutionary …

California Should Stay on Track with Standard on Cleaner Fuels
February 6, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by John Boesel and Michael McAdams  (Sacramento Bee) Legal challenges, political battles and scare tactics have not derailed California’s low-carbon fuel standard. As the state Air Resources Board gets ready to re-adopt the standard, we have …

How One Bacterium Could Help Ease Reliance on Food Crops for Biofuel
February 6, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Pete Spotts  (Christian Science Monitor) A lowly bacterium, once sidelined in biofuel production, may help reduce production costs in converting crop residue and other non-crop plants into fuel.
In the quest for affordable, non-food sources of …

Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level
February 6, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a good chance that the electric battery of the future will have biobased aspects to them — or may even be powered by a biofuel. How’s that again? The Digest …

NEWBio Funds Five Seed Grants to Advance Project Goals, Expand Northeast Bioenergy
February 6, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio) Five cooperative projects have been funded that advance NEWBio goals and fill in key knowledge gaps related to bioenergy crop expansion in the Northeast U.S:
Abandoned Ag. Lands in the Northeast U.S.:  A GIS-based Analysis …

Risky Business Project Finds Midwest Agriculture, Labor, and Manufacturing Industries Face Economic Risk from Climate Change
February 6, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(The Risky Business Project) Results Show that America’s Heartland Risks Economic Disruptions as Climate Change Advances, Reduces Labor Productivity, and Shifts Agricultural Production Patterns
The Midwestern United States faces potential disruptions to its agricultural economy, and dangerous …

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback
February 6, 2015 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with the promise of ditching gasoline and driving for miles with only water as exhaust.
But a …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program to Expand Ethanol Infrastructure
February 6, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Ohio Corn Marketing Program)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States, is pleased to announce, The Ethanol …

Researchers Produce Two Biofuels from a Single Algae
February 6, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)  A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy …

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry
February 6, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question in Oklahoma. Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of …

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest
February 6, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

For Immediate Release January 30, 2015—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fifth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top …

OriginOil Joins Idaho National Laboratory In Project Proving Algae For Biofuels
February 6, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil) Disinfection capabilities of OriginOil technology may help make giant open-air ponds feasible for large-scale fuels production
OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of …

“Faces” Debuts: New Original Series on the Advanced Bioeconomy
February 6, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s first original series, Faces, debuts episode #1 for online viewing and download. More new episodes and new programs to come. … the one-to-one interview program Faces. It’s here.
Episode #1 …

LANXESS Introduces New Baynox Stabilizers for Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(LANXESS)  Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its existing range of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products – Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo – will be introduced to the …

25x’25 Responds to Questionable Assessment of Bioenergy Production
February 6, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(25x’25)  A report released today by the World Resources Institute would seem to demonstrate the old adage: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The “change” in this instance is a massive …

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?
February 6, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted at a single location” asks Antoine Schellinger, VP of Strategy and Technology at Triten IAG.
Should …

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast
February 6, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast.  The report is available here.

There are four key original findings: (1) …

3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit February 3, 2015 Sacramento, CA
February 6, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit February 3, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Join us in Sacramento as policymakers and industry leaders discuss these issues at the 3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit. The Summit is an exclusive event where industry leaders representing a wide array of clean …

California Biodiesel Conference February 4, 2015 Sacramento, CA
February 6, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
California Biodiesel Conference February 4, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Join us at our 4th annual California Biodiesel Conference for a showcase of biodiesel’s profile as a sustainable, cleaner burning alternative fuel bringing health and economic benefits to California, including those communities most in need.
The …