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

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Cool Planet Raises $9m to Commercialize Co2 Sequestering Biocarbon Soil Input
February 11, 2016 – 9:53 pm | No Comment

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunder News)  Cool Planet, the biocarbon and biofuel producer, has raised $9 million in extra funding to commercialize its soil amendment product CoolTerra, which just earned a USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

But …

Will Renewable Biofuel Help “Redeem” Clean Energy Fuels?
February 11, 2016 – 9:32 pm | No Comment

(The Motley Fuel)  … Can the company’s renewable natural gas, which it sells under the brand name Redeem, continue to drive growth even in the current environment? I think it can, but there’s more to like …

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest
February 11, 2016 – 4:44 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 11, 2016—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the sixth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top …

Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit — April 14-15, 2016 — Seattle, WA
February 10, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment
Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit  —  April 14-15, 2016  —  Seattle, WA

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle is a supply chain event that brings together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: March 16, 2016
February 10, 2016 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ    DEADLINE:  March 16, 2016

Submit an Abstract to the Largest Algae Biomass Conference in the World!
The first priority deadline is March 16, 2016.
The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2016 Algae …

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple
February 10, 2016 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine/Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council) … For those of us old enough to remember the 1970s (I thought I’d never be old enough to write that), America’s cities often fought a losing, …

Rethink Methane Symposium — June 29-30, 2016 — Sacramento, CA
February 10, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment
Rethink Methane Symposium   —  June 29-30, 2016  —  Sacramento, CA

Join stakeholders from the bioenergy, solar, wind, hydrogen, fuel cell and natural gas industries to examine how renewable methane can help California:

Address gaps in its climate protection and air quality improvement initiatives
Accelerate the development of …

Clean Energy Redeem: UPS in Texas
February 10, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels) Sales of the Renewable Natural Gas More than Doubled in 2015  —  Clean Energy Fuels said today that its sales of Redeem brand biomethane, aka renewable natural gas, more than doubled last year …

Team Explains the Higher Cellulolytic Activity of a Vital Microorganism
February 10, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and …

Lincoln Terminal Co., a Southeast Oil Products and Biofuels Marketing and Logistics company, said on Monday that it has acquired the Eco terminal (former Crown) in Charlotte, N.C., Last Week, Expanding Its Terminal Network to Four
February 10, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(TankTerminals.com)  …The Charlotte terminal has a total capacity of 130,000 bbl, and serves gasoline, ULSD, ethanol and biodiesel. The terminal has good tankage flexibility for different products and automated biodiesel blending will be an added …

ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event — February 18, 2016 — Washington, DC — free
February 10, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment
ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event   —  February 18, 2016  —  Washington, DC  —  free

I’m deeply concerned about energy security in a time of low-priced oil, and I hope you share this concern. Diversion of attention from renewable fuels, falling sales of electric vehicles, rising driving miles, and rising …

Algae Fuels Boosted by NREL Process
February 10, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research.
The process, dubbed …

High Tech Mecca: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Biotech at Sandia National Labs
February 9, 2016 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sandia’s Bioenergy and Defense Technologies department, which is part of Sandia’s Biological and Materials Sciences Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels. The department conducts fundamental research in …

Affordable, Drop-In Hydrocarbons from Wood: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 process
February 9, 2016 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are …

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day
February 9, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most of what we make is …

Half The Oil: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the UCS Plan to Reduce Petroleum Use
February 9, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a major report, “Half the Oil”, outlining steps required to achieve a 50% reduction in petroleum use in the US Pacific …

DuPont Says RFS Volumes Put Company’s Cellulosic Ethanol Investments at Risk
February 9, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progessive Farmer/KTIC Radio)  DuPont filed a motion Friday to intervene in a lawsuit seeking review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, arguing the final volume requirements put the company’s cellulosic ethanol …

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?
February 9, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton …

Blog: More Details on the High Octane Story
February 9, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I really enjoyed learning about research into midlevel ethanol blends from Timothy Theiss and Brian West, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “E25, E40 for the masses” went live …

Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016 — September 12-14, 2016 — San Antonio, TX
February 9, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment
Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016  —  September 12-14, 2016  —  San Antonio, TX

By following the successful campaign of “Biopolymers and Bioplastics 2015”, OMICS International Conferences is very delighted to Organize the “3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics” September 12-14, 2016 San Antonio, USA
On this …

West Coast States Could Cut Petroleum Consumption in Half by 2030
February 9, 2016 – 12:06 am | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Analysis Finds Extending and Expanding Current Clean Transportation Policies Would Significantly Reduce Oil Use — California, Oregon and Washington could cut their petroleum use by half in the next 15 years through …

GOED Awarded $1.5 Million for Ethanol Program
February 8, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(South Dakota Ag Connection)  South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota, thanks in part to a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (USDA – CCC) …

E25, E40 for the Masses
February 8, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Widely introducing consumers to ‘super premium’ ethanol blends could offer substantial benefits, but the barriers to making it happen are significant as well.  —  Which needs to come first, …

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends
February 8, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel.
The …

Economists: Ethanol Retains Low-Cost Octane Enhancer Status
February 8, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite of low oil prices reducing the cost of competing petroleum-based aromatics.  The biggest threat, say …

L.A. County Files Criminal Charges over Porter Ranch Gas Leak
February 8, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Paige St. John and Alice Walton (Los Angeles Times)  Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday was charged with failing to immediately notify state authorities about the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon.
L.A. County Dist. Atty. …

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)
February 8, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week to create the Climate Solutions Caucus.
The group plans to look at options to address climate …

Materials – Cleaner Biomass Cookstoves …
February 8, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Some of the estimated 4 million premature deaths each year attributed to indoor cookstove smoke might be prevented because of the work of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Colorado State University …

Biofuels Beltway March — April 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 8, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Biofuels Beltway March  —  April 13-14, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE staff will schedule all meetings on your behalf and provide materials and talking points: participants are asked to cover …

Sandia Launches Algae Testing Facility
February 7, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The new algae raceway testing facility, opening February 4 at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy, according to …

Ethanol Pioneer ADM’s Struggle Reflects Deepening Industry Woes
February 3, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice, Michael Hirtzer and Karl Plume (Reuters)  When Archer Daniels Midland opened two of the country’s largest ethanol plants in Nebraska and Iowa six years ago, the biofuels market was on the cusp …

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One
February 3, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in 2010, I expected my research to focus on the …

NREL Conducts Biodiesel Stability Study in HPCR Fuel Systems
February 3, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  National Renewable Energy Lab principal engineer Robert McCormick presented results at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 25-28, from a recent study on biodiesel stability …

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules
February 3, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified …

Ethanol Supporters Push Back against ‘False Narrative’
February 3, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol supporters are pushing back against what they say is a “false narrative” regarding Senator Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.
Some political pundits say Cruz’s victory is a …

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal
February 3, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly the same blended gasoline.
The new law removes the mandate that required up to 10 percent of …

Advances in Racing Fuels
February 3, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gulf Racing Fuels becomes the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track.  MSR Houston is a private membership country club race track. Gevo, is supplying Gulf the bio-isobutanol produced at Gevo’s …

The Scythe Swings at Solazyme: 50+ laid off, following expansion of Solazyme Bunge JV
February 2, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Solazyme reports:
“As part of Solazyme, Inc.’s continuing strategy to focus its operations on targeted, higher-value product categories, on January 29, 2016, Solazyme undertook another step in streamlining operations. This …

Cambridge Firm Turns Food Waste into Biofuel, with a Little Help from Some Flies
February 2, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

(Cambridge News)  Entomics is turning food waste into biofuel and animal feed. — … Known as Entomos before a recent rebrand, Entomics has been co-founded by four Cambridge University graduates who met on the sustainability challenge …

Think Crude’s Cheap? Biodiesel’s Going for Free in Some Places
February 2, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  … Biodiesel’s become so cheap in the U.S. that some refiners are being paid to use it.  Midwest refiners are paying as little as 64.5 cents a gallon for the fuel …

Cruz’s Iowa Victory Could Be Big Blow to Big Corn
February 2, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)   Feb 1 U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent a major blow to the nation’s controversial biofuels program, reflecting its waning influence over politicians …

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong
February 1, 2016 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues in the political life of the nation — ethanol, of all things. Donald Trump led …

Ted Cruz: I Support an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy; Remove the Ethanol Blend Wall
February 1, 2016 – 8:43 pm | No Comment

(NBC News Meet the Press)  … CHUCK TODD: Let’s talk about two issues here that seem to be potentially tripping you up here in Iowa. One is ethanol. You have come out against these subsidies, you called …

X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference — May 18, 2016 — New York, NY
February 1, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference  —  May 18, 2016  —  New York, NY

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 1, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 1, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE  The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s 2nd National Energy Education Summit will take place June 7, 2016 at American …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Second National Energy Education Summit  —   June 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is now ready to accept abstracts for talks at the 2nd National Energy Education Summit, which …

National Energy Conference For Educators — July 17-21, 2016 — Arlington, VA
February 1, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment
National Energy Conference For Educators  —   July 17-21, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

The 2016 Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms. In five interactive days in Washington, D.C., the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information …

Penn State Harvests First Crop of Willow
February 1, 2016 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Michael Jacobson (NEBioenergy) On a cold crisp day in early January, an historic event took place in Central Pennsylvania. The location was minutes from the Penn State campus. The wait was over. The specialized harvesting equipment …

NEWBio Scholarships Available: Online Bioenergy Graduate Education DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio)  NEWBio is offering a limited number of scholarships for students to take the following online graduate-level bioenergy courses during the summer semester of 2016: ABE884 (Bioenergy Systems) and ABE885 (Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics).  Find …

Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry — April 11-13, 2016 — Portland, OR
February 1, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment
Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry  —  April 11-13, 2016   —   Portland, OR

This National Working Forum will bring together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss opportunities for poplar and willow in environmental applications and as a feedstock for developing renewable fuel industries. Participants will contribute to …

Virent Announces Strategic Collaboration with Tesoro to Advance the Commercialization of Virent’s BioForming Technology for Low Carbon Fuels and Chemicals
February 1, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Virent has entered into a new strategic relationship with Tesoro to accelerate the development and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce cost effective, low-carbon, drop-in, bio-based fuels and chemicals. The agreement provides funding …

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 26-29, 2016 — San Diego, CA
January 29, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment
6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    —   June 26-29, 2016   —   San Diego, CA

The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific …

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future
January 29, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses …

Every Presidential Candidate’s Position on Ethanol
January 29, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Ben Potter  (Ag Web)  Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election to discuss – with one exception.
Because the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is oft-argued, and because …

USDA Highlights Benefits of Rural Development Grants with Eye on Bioenergy
January 29, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion granted for renewable energy through …

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO
January 29, 2016 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected to its Board of Directors. …

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?
January 28, 2016 – 9:04 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American sports car racing season. It promises to be one of the best with the brand …

The Future, Unzipped
January 28, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Erik Ness (Grow)  Lignin is a tough organic compound that gives plants like this poplar their structure—and it’s one of the biggest obstacles in breaking down plants to produce biofuel. John Ralph and his …

Review of Water Consumption and Water Conservation Technologies in the Algal Biofuel Process.
January 28, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tu Q, Lu M, Thiansathit W, Keener TC (PubMed)  Although water is one of the most critical factors affecting the sustainable development of algal biofuels, it is much less studied as compared to the …

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey Announce First Round of Funding Awards for “Fueling Our Future Initiative” $2.49 Million Awarded to Help Install 107 New Blender Pumps around Iowa
January 28, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that $2.49 million has been awarded through the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative to support …

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?
January 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality without …

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power
January 28, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by flying high in the polls in Iowa, despite his years of efforts to kill a …

The Problem with Biofuels
January 28, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by  Richard Martin and Michael Reilly (MIT Technology Review)  The U.S. Navy is touting its “Great Green Fleet,” but why haven’t biofuels made a bigger splash despite a decade of hype and investment?

The mandates outlined …

Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Carson, Paul, Christie and the Ethanol Boondoggle
January 28, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  John Stossel (Fox News)    …  They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates want to look strong at the start of the race, so every four …

Air Regulator Sues California Utility over State’s Historic Methane Leak
January 28, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters)  A California utility failed to protect residents from the largest methane leak in state history at its natural gas field near Los Angeles, a regional pollution watchdog said in a lawsuit filed …

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions
January 28, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of renewable energy is the best way to meet or even surpass Clean Power Plan targets, …

Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum
January 28, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Drexel NOW)  A blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a crop of the green stuff that Drexel University researchers claim is more effective at treating …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.
Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

From First-Gen to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Aemetis
January 28, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower …

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes
January 28, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From 1866 through 1899 (a year …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements
January 27, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards. …

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass
January 27, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Nelly Berg (Chemistry World)  US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their new electrolytic approach can even release hydrogen from obstinate molecules like lignin and cellulose. — …

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel
January 27, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), both Oregon and British Columbia have also adopted low carbon transportation policies, and they are …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks In Support Of Renewable Fuels
January 27, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(CBC Online) Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail and she’ll be making a stop in Carroll prior to the Iowa Caucuses. Late last week Carroll Broadcasting talked with Clinton about lowered Renewable …

CRISPR-Cas9 Tool Expedites Production of Biofuel Precursors and Specialty Polymers in Living Systems
January 27, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Sarah Nightingale (Phys.Org)  A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers. …

Readying for Market: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to REG Life Sciences
January 27, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In January 2014, REG acquired LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million. Most of the old LS9 team, including the entire R&D leadership group, joined the newly …

ExxonMobil, REG Tie-Up to Take Cellulosic Biodiesel to Scale
January 27, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two giants hook up to bring cellulosic biodiesel to scale. A new source of biodiesel feedstock, and a new source of renewable fuels.
In Iowa, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group have …

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates
January 26, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this …

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016
January 26, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute) …   In the summer of 2014, the USDA released the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap. The release of this roadmap marked the first time that federal agencies made a public commitment …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board
January 26, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the …

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant
January 26, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to …

Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas
January 25, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Pipeline and Gas Journal)  Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is going forward with a project to build its first ethanol terminal in Texas. Construction will begin this month and the terminal is expected to be operational …

Ethanol Expansion May Boost Michigan Basis
January 25, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News)  Strong ethanol demand and ample supplies are two of the main reasons the Andersons are doubling ethanol production at their Michigan facility.  Mike Irman, Vice President and General Manager …

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest
January 25, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Super Bowl Fan Village, Fan Charter Buses
January 25, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village, reducing the fuel carbon footprint by 50 …

Iowa Congressional Delegation Unanimously Calls for Strong Up-Tick in 2017 Renewable Fuel Volumes
January 25, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in …

Sustainable Aviation Biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines
January 25, 2016 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX in 2016. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural …

Energy to Lead Competition DEADLINE: April 4, 2016
January 25, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead competition in October 2015 to challenge colleges and universities to develop innovative plans for clean energy projects. The …

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?
January 25, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the issue shouldn’t be difficult with …

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due
January 25, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Kenneth Riffle (Salina Journal) Opinion:  … Ethanol utilized as an oxygenate in blended gasoline helps control carbon monoxide emissions. As an economic driver, ethanol has strengthened rural communities by adding value to agricultural production. If adhered …

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of …

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) …

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
January 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell or trade credits; Using stationary fuel cells to convert biogas from wastewater treatment into renewable hydrogen, …

Strong 2015 Places Joule as a Global Leader in Scalable Ultra-Low Carbon Fuel Technologies
January 22, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(Joule/BusinessWire) Major milestones include acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, expanded partner relationships, continued strong technology development backed by strong financing partners  —  Joule, the pioneer of drop-in liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced today that it …

Partner Collaborations Advance Second-Generation Elevance Biorefinery Technology
January 22, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.)  In collaboration with several partners, including the special contribution of Versalis under a strategic partnership started in early 2014, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. — a high-growth company that creates novel specialty …

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

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

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles
January 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US  —  No matter how you spin it, the …

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude
January 22, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil.
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