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Renewable Diesel for Oakland and Oregon
October 7, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  Fleets Continue to Switch to 100% Drop-In Replacement Product — Fleets including the City of Oakland, Calif. and the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon report switching their diesel …

Firefighters Train with Duonix Biodiesel
October 7, 2015 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jory Schweers  (Beatrice Daily Sun)   Beatrice Fire Department has been working with the Duonix Biodiesel plant west of town to ensure that all safety measures are being met before the plant goes into production …

Santorum Tours Biodiesel Facility during Farley Visit
October 7, 2015 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by William Garbe (TH Online)  GOP presidential hopeful listens to Western Dubuque Biodiesel general manager explain regulatory issues facing his business.  Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received an informal primer in renewable fuels Monday in …

Making Biofuel: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour
October 7, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lasky (KGTV 10 News)  Small businesses across the country are making profits off biofuels. 10News Reporter Jeff Lasky takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour at one in Escondido.  WATCH VIDEO

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality
October 7, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India reduces …

More Opportunities for Ethanol in Michigan
October 5, 2015 – 11:33 pm | No Comment

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News)  The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan says a grant to increase blender pumps will save consumers money.
Communications Specialist Angel Jenio tells Brownfield the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership awarded grants to …

Trust Iowa farmers, Not Big Oil
October 5, 2015 – 11:15 pm | No Comment

by T.J. Page (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Letter to the Editor– It’s disappointing, but not surprising to read a recent letter from a non-Iowan repeating discredited Environmental Working Group statistics to bash corn farmers and …

Ethanol Fraud Goes on with Impunity
October 5, 2015 – 10:49 pm | No Comment

by David O. Berger (St. Louis Today)  … And, of course, whenever big business and big government collude, as is the case in the ethanol industry, the financial players get into the game, buying and selling ethanol …

Sorghum Is Making a Big Splash
October 5, 2015 – 10:19 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Bergin (Lincoln Journal Star)  Sorghum, a grass with a colorful seed about the size of a BB, was selling at more than a dollar a bushel above corn thanks to China’s voracious appetite …

Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate
October 5, 2015 – 10:11 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group of senators is pushing the White House to issue a strong mandate for ethanol fuel.  Fourteen senators — a mix of Republicans and Democrats, many from ethanol-producing Midwestern states …

Oswego Teen Scientist Wins Medal Creating ‘Next-Generation’ Biofuel
October 5, 2015 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Elena Ferrarin (Daily Herald)  Seventeen-year-old Tavis Reed is determined to make a difference in the world by helping mitigate or even repair environmental damage — and he’s already on his way, having applied those principles …

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Announces a Breakthrough in Cellulose to Sugar Conversion Rates and Efficiencies
October 5, 2015 – 8:52 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), announced today that its’ subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Richard Blair, Dr. Peter Cohen and Dr. Zhilin Xie, …

A Secret Password for Advanced Biofuels at Scale? Forget “Open Sesame”, Try “Velocys Inside”
October 5, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four new technologies approach scaled operations, all with one element in common – Velocys technology on the back-end.  Why Velocys, why now? The Digest investigates.
In Oklahoma, Southeast Oregon, Eastern Ohio, …

Grassley on the Oil Export Ban, Attempt to Diminish Ethanol
October 4, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley)  Note:  This week, the Senate Banking Committee voted to lift the ban on U.S. oil exports.  The committee defeated an amendment that would have eliminated the corn ethanol blending requirements …

Prez Candidates Recommit RFS Support
October 3, 2015 – 1:05 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  … Sen. Santorum reaffirmed his support at a forum hosted by Heritage Action in South Carolina on Friday, at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Presidential Forum on Saturday, and at the taping of …

Hawaii Regulators Approve Biodiesel Supply Contract between HECO and Pacific Biodiesel
October 3, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii regulators have approved Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ fuel supply contract with Hawaiian Electric Co. for the Maui-based firm to supply biodiesel primarily for use at the 110-megawatt Campbell Industrial Park …

Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs
October 3, 2015 – 12:18 am | No Comment

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  The cost of biodiesel would be lower if more of the U.S. production capacity was put to use.  National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott tells Brownfield the country could …

WEBINAR: Using Science to Promote Sustainable Biofuels Production in the Southeastern United States — October 21, 2015 — National Bioenergy Day — 2:30-3:45 PM ET
October 2, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

As part of the 2015 National Bioenergy Day activities, IBSS (The Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems) is partnering with other AFRI CAPS for a weeklong webinar-a-ton! The IBSS webinars will take place on …

Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment
October 2, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says ethanol emissions are 33 percent higher than with gasoline. He is …

Toomey Amendment to Doom the US Renewable Fuel Standard Rejected in Senate Committee Vote
October 2, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an amendment offered by Senator Pat Toomey that would end a key provision of the RFS – the requirement to blend traditional ethanol-based renewable fuels into U.S. gasoline …

Propel Brings High Performance Renewable Diesel to Hayward, CA
October 2, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Propel)  Diesel HPR provides superior performance and improved local air quality as Propel provides simple tools to track personal emission reductions, check price and find locations.
HAYWARD, Calif. (October 1, 2015) – Propel Fuels, California’s largest …

Michigan State University Partners with ExxonMobile to Advance Biofuel Research
October 2, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.
David Kramer, MSU’s John Hannah Distinguished Professor in …

Joule Achieves U.S. EPA Registration for CO2-Recycled Ethanol
October 2, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Joule/BusinessWire)  Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, today announced that its fuel grade Sunflow®-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commercial use in E10 and E15 …

The Isooctene Revolution, Redux: The Digest’s Updated 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo
October 2, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. …

Orlando Museum, Tea Party and Biofuels: Letters — Biofuels Good for Florida
October 2, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Mark Emalfarb  (Dyadic International)  …  Mike Murtha’s My Word column, “Feds must follow Fla. on ethanol repeal,” on Monday is a misguided call to move the state backward in all three areas.
Florida’s universities and …

Why DuPont Supports Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (OPINION)
October 2, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (OregonLive/DuPont)  As an American company operating since 1802, DuPont has been part of the ongoing movement to create science-powered solutions that make life better for people and the planet we share. Today, we …

Alfred State Receives $1 Million for Biorefinery Center
October 2, 2015 – 1:08 am | No Comment

(Alfred State/Biomass Magazine)  New York Sen. Catharine Young announced  that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology …

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Oregon Climate Change Program
September 30, 2015 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press/MMC News)  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by oil companies challenging an Oregon carbon-reduction mandate.  U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken said Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard does …

San Francisco Seeks Renewable Diesel
September 30, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Mostly for Muni as City Seeks Nearly 22 Million Gallons — The City and County of San Francisco is taking bids for approximately 21.1 million gallons of renewable diesel for the three-year …

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 30, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020.
“Unlike the EPA, California’s …

OCTA Wants RNG for All of Its Buses
September 30, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  Demand for Three Years at Four Locations Is About 20 Million DGEs  —  Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority wants to switch to renewable natural gas to power its existing fleet of …

New Flex-Fuel Pumps Allow Minnesotans to Breathe Easier, Save Money
September 30, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Peterson and Jeffrey Jackson (Owatonna People’s Press)  … We all want to breathe cleaner air and save a few bucks when we put fuel in our vehicles. I am proud to say that Minnesota’s …

A Biorefinery Approach for Castor Biodiesel — Whole Plant Used for 100% Renewable Biodiesel
September 30, 2015 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Helen Tunnicliffe (The Chemical Engineer Today)  Chemical engineers from Iran have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up.
Producing biodiesel from vegetable …

Aemetis Harvesting Biomass Sorghum in California
September 30, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(Aemetis/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California that was produced using proprietary Nexsteppe seed genetics. …

Amyris and Solazyme at Risk of Taint from Volkswagen NOx Scandal, Says Website; Solazyme Says “Heck No!”
September 30, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, TheTruthAboutCars reported that Amyris and Solazyme risk being painted with the same tainted brush as Volkswagen due to the fact that both companies collaborated with the company to test …

The Birth of SuperDuper Gasoline via Earth-Friendly Renewable Hydrocarbons
September 30, 2015 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Move over Super, here comes SuperDuper. All the high octane and performance, and the renewability too, at a price you can afford.  Biofuels are adding options for drop-in, low-carbon, super-perfornance …

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential
September 30, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could …

UNL Leads $13.5 Million Research to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel
September 29, 2015 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

by Gillian Klucas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  … The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this …

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury
September 29, 2015 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the biodiesel wave separated investors from more than $1 million, or he’s a skilled con man …

Levelland Helping to Transform Wastewater into Ethanol
September 29, 2015 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Wes Rapaport (Everything Lubbock)  But, it’s kind of a misnomer, because it does get treated. —  The City of Levelland has partnered with a company to transform wastewater into ethanol products.  Diamond Ethanol uses …

Los Alamos Explores Hybrid Ultrasmall Gold Nanocluster for Enzymatic Fuel Cells
September 29, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/US Department of Energy)  New technique removes barrier to development of biofuel cells with efficient performance  —  With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In research …

Third Person Sentenced in Las Vegas for International Biofuel Fraud Conspiracy
September 29, 2015 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Federal Bureau of Investigation)  Alex Jariv, 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in illegal schemes to …

VW Scandal Raises Doubts over Clean Diesel and Lab-Based Emissions Testing
September 28, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On September 22, Volkswagen Motors (VW) admitted that it had cheated on emissions testing in Europe and the United States, by installing a piece of software known as a ‘defeat device’ …

Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC
September 28, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment
Cracking the Nut ’16  —  March 1-2, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Cracking the Nut is coming back to DC! After three years abroad, the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference will take place in Washington, DC on March 1-2, 2016.
Connexus is working with the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID and …

Making Money from CO2
September 28, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as fuels, building materials or even baking powder. At a stroke it would help get rid …

E85 Makes Original RFS Target Feasible
September 28, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa Farmer Today)  … Estimation of the demand for E85 requires data matching various E85 price levels with the corresponding amount of E85 sales.
A rich source of data was …

Calling All Technicians: 20 Facts About Ethanol
September 28, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network/Renewable Fuels Association) Today’s hot topic?   Ethanol.  Bobby’s “Calling All Technicians…20 Facts about Ethanol” is designed to demystify – make that “de-myth-ify” – ethanol.  The more you know, the more you …

The Drivers Seat: Ethanol Update
September 28, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network)  Recently, Lauren Fix appeared on the Jacki Daily Show and took aim at Ethanol.  Really?   Yes, something needs to be fixed. And it’s not ethanol.  What needs to be …

R Stands for Renewables, even Biofuels
September 28, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent release of the Clean Power Plan has started to spawn community gatherings and agency presentations. Stakeholders are being called upon to help inform a regulatory process …

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change
September 28, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next …

Irwin, Good Analyze Ethanol, Biodiesel RINs Relationships
September 28, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol D6 RIN prices have stayed relatively stable over the summer while D4 biodiesel RINs prices plummeted, Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good point out in a recent …

Poll: Majority of Nebraskans Want to Develop Ethanol Industry
September 28, 2015 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The majority of Nebraskans who responded to a Rural Nebraska Poll are in favor of developing alternative sources of energy, including ethanol and biodiesel.
About 2,000 rural Nebraska residents responded to …

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel
September 28, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for the cleanest, most efficient ways to cut carbon. Turns out, biodiesel is at the top …

BASF, Genomatica Target Asia for Commercial Production of Renewable Butanediol
September 28, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  License agreement adds countries in Southeast Asia; Optional capacity for up to 75,000 metric tons per year; Targeting large-scale commercial production of renewable butanediol using Genomatica technology
In California, BASF and …

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum
September 28, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too.  The US …

Attacks on Renewable Energy Policy by Fossil Fuel Interests 2013-2014
September 26, 2015 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (Energy & Policy Institute)  Fossil fuel and utility interests, concerned about the rise of cheap clean energy, are financing attacks on pro-clean energy policies in an effort to delay the growth of their …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable, Available: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to NexSteppe and advanced sorghum
September 24, 2015 – 9:39 am | 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, …

Biofuel Production Is Complex
September 23, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Len Calderone (Robotics Tomorrow/  Introduction of biofuels is proceeding so quickly, that the environmental risks of biofuel production are being disregarded. Without careful and thorough assessment and regulation, the promise of biofuels may well …

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change
September 23, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for …

Biomaterials May Be Next Growth Engine for Paper Industry
September 23, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by  Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg Business)  As the digital age curtails use of newsprint and stationary, European paper makers are retooling their factories to produce more profitable materials that go into everything from fuels to sweeteners …

Twofold Renewable in Tulare County
September 23, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria (Biomass Magazine)  California’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process.
When the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester officially opened in Tulare County, California, early this year, it represented …

Governor Branstad Hopes to Return from Seattle with Trade Deals
September 23, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson (RadioIowa)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in Seattle today (September 22, 2015) attending the U.S. China Governors Forum.  “We will be attending a conference with five either governors or party leaders from …

King County Seattle Biodiesel Water Taxis
September 23, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Two New Cummins-Powered 104-Foot Vessels to Operate on B10 — Seattle-area King County has deployed two new 104-foot water taxis and will operate them on B10 biodiesel from local sources.
“Using homegrown biodiesel, our …

CC&R-Greenlane Truck Biomethane
September 23, 2015 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Greenlane Is Supporting a New Digester in Southern California With an Initial Production Target of One Million DGEs Per Year: State’s First for ‘Pipeline-Quality RNG from Organics Recycling’ — CR&R Waste & Recycling expects by …

West Virginia Engineer Presented VW Emissions Findings a Year Ago
September 23, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by David Morgan (Automotive News/Reuters)  Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely type to take down one of the world’s most powerful companies.
But he and his small …

Amyris Announces Multi-Year Technology Investment Agreement With DARPA Worth Up to $35 Million
September 23, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Anticipated to Expand Portfolio by Adding Hundreds of Molecules Across Multiple Development Platforms – Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced a multi-year, Technology Investment Agreement (TIA) worth up to $35 million with …

Genomic Regions Containing Two-Thirds of All Annotated Barley Genes Have Been Sequenced
September 23, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  Researchers generated nearly 16,000 sequences of gene-containing regions for barley, mapping approximately two-thirds of all annotated barley genes.
While researchers continue to work on a complete reference sequence for the barley genome, the determination of …

Stanford Food Waste to Be Sent to New Reprocessing System
September 23, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Caleb Smith (The Stanford Daily)  During this coming school year, and possibly by the end of the month, a large proportion of Stanford’s food waste will be sent to an innovative new reprocessing system …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
September 22, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC  DEADLINE:  November 1, 2015

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit, which will be held Friday, …

2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC
September 22, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference  —  December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit, which will be held Friday, …

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Ready to Act on Climate Change
September 22, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area, and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on …

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants
September 22, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety of grain-related businesses around the state, including Marquis Energy LLC, a 140 MMgy ethanol plant …

PSU Automotive Students Get Training in Biodiesel
September 22, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Lisa Olliges (KOAM TV)  Today PSU automotive students are learning how bio-diesel works as the alternative fuel becomes more mainstream. First it was ethanol now its bio-diesel.
Steven Benzel, an automotive technology major says the course …

Abu Dhabi Bio Jet Fuel Project Nears Test Stage
September 22, 2015 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Alexander Cornwell (Gulf News Aviation )  Boeing, together with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Masdar and Total, has been working since January 2014 to develop biofuel in emirate —
An initiative to produce environmentally friendly aviation jet fuel …

Building a Biofuel-Boosting Swiss Army Knife
September 22, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

( State University)  Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from …

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table
September 22, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix of successes and setbacks for the low carbon fuel industry. California leads the nation on …

Test Plots of Poplar Trees May Hold Key to Bio-Fuels Development
September 21, 2015 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Eric Mortenson (Capital Press)  The recent drop in oil prices put the brakes on biofuel production, but industry insiders believe in the long-term promise of the technology. — It’s like leasing ground to the future. On …

PhyCO2, MSU Develop Algae Tech to Capture Power Plant CO2
September 21, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

(PhyCO2/Biomass Magazine)  Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s revolutionary and patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant …

Cellulosic Feedstocks of the Future
September 21, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Commercial-scale production and harvest of several annual and perennial biomass feedstocks is under way, paving the way for biofuels, biopower and biobased products. — … There are, however, a handful …

Florida Biodiesel Delivers Plant to Grand Bahama Power Co
September 21, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./The Bahamas Investor)  The Grand Bahama Power Company has chosen Florida Biodiesel’s B-500 Biodiesel processor for their prime transesterification facility. The plant will process used cooking oil collected locally into Biodiesel fuel.
The Grand …

Vertimass, Technip to Work together to Scale up ORNL Technology
September 21, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Vertimass/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vertimass LLC announced the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their novel technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend …

Farmers Co-op Hosting Grand Opening of Renewable Fuels Station
September 21, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers Cooperative Co., in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, announced a grand opening event will be held for a newly operational …

Pataki Flips Stance on Renewable Fuel Standard
September 21, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register)  Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Saturday that he would keep the government’s promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard, changing his stance on the issue since discussing it …

Rural Issues Focus of 3 Candidates’ Stops in West Des Moines
September 21, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Kim Norvell (Des Moines Register)  … U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former senators Jim Webb and Rick Santorum were invited by the agricultural network to a taping of its Rural Town Hall, a one-hour TV show …

The Grand Vision Realized
September 21, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … In 2006 Indiana was in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that would change the fabric of the Hoosier farm economy forever. Ethanol plants were popping up around …

Algenol on Mission to Change World
September 21, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Casey Logan (News-Press)  … (Algenol CEO Paul) Woods isn’t on the mission alone. Algenol employs more than 200 people in Lee County, he said, and the company has invested $260 million here.

“This is the first …

New ORNL Catalyst Addresses Engine Efficiency, Emissions Quandary
September 21, 2015 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  A catalyst being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could overcome one of the key obstacles still preventing automobile engines from running more cleanly and …

Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans Want to Benefit from E15 Ethanol Savings
September 21, 2015 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, consumers showed their enthusiasm toward E15 in a recent poll conducted by the Tarrance Group, where respondents overwhelmingly supported the use of E15. When participants were asked if …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling
September 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this week over proposed changes. A new environmental coalition launched ads attacking proposed ballot measures. Lawsuits …

New Clean Energy Technology Debuts in Placer County
September 21, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Placer County)  A new technology for converting forest waste into renewable natural gas was demonstrated for the first time ever today in Auburn.
The process, developed by Canadian firm G4 Insights, converts scraps and small trees …

Ending the Pretreatment Crisis? The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to MBI’s AFEX Cellulosic Pretreatment Technology
September 21, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For every ton of corn, wheat, and rice harvested today, an equal amount of biomass is left behind on the fields. Within this biomass — of which nearly 2 billion …

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really
September 21, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown and other Governors, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and much of the major media …

Your Guide To Dieselgate: Volkswagen’s Diesel Cheating Catastrophe
September 21, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Patrick George (Jalopnik)  Yes, it’s a catastrophe. There’s no other way to describe the allegations from the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions tests with nearly half a million TDI diesel …

EPA Says VW Running Massive Clean Air Scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats
September 21, 2015 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. alleging that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — April 17-20, 2016 — San Diego, CA DEADLINE: November 11, 2015 (Poster Deadline–February 29, 2015)
September 17, 2015 – 8:52 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — April 17-20, 2016 — San Diego, CA     DEADLINE:  November 11, 2015  (Poster Deadline–February 29, 2015)

BIO is pleased to annouce the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Call for Proposals is open September 17, 2015. The World Congress program will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the …

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — April 17-20, 2016 — San Diego, CA
September 17, 2015 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  —  April 17-20, 2016  —  San Diego, CA

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. Please join us from April 17-20, 2016 in sunny …

Abengoa Advancing: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project
September 16, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The goal of the Abengoa project in Hugoton, Kansas? To design, build and operate a commercial scale bioethanol facility that uses sustainable biomass feedstock, drastically reduces green house gas emissions …

Oberon Fuels, Ford and FVV Partner to Build, Fuel, and Test the World’s First Production Passenger Car Powered by DME
September 16, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Oberon Fuels, Ford Motor Company, and FVV have partnered on a 3-year, €3.5M project to research, analyze and test the potential of dimethyl ether and OME fuel in …

Bernie Sanders Embraces Corn Power
September 16, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerja (Bloomberg)  Will the Vermont senator’s thumbs-up for ethanol spell problems for Hillary Clinton in the heartland?  … The statement praising Sanders came after a Sunday interview on Iowa TV in which the Vermont …