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United Airlines Flies Climate-Friendly Skies with Biofuel Powered Plane
June 30, 2015 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(MalayMailOnline)  — Sometime this summer, a United Airlines flight will take off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats. For passengers, …

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Plans to Veto Ethanol Tax Credit Bill
June 30, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa  (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that he intends to veto a bill passed by the State Legislature that would repeal the ethanol facility tax credit and establish a renewable …

Blog: Project to Restart Idled Ethanol Plant Has Deep Impact on Student
June 30, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This week, we’ll hear from someone that was part of a project to restart an idled ethanol plant in 2013. It was an ambitious and interesting effort and I’m …

Zein Plant Set to Start Production in August
June 30, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  … Zein is a corn protein, and it’s the subject of the newest building project at Big River Resources.
When the new zein extraction facility is completed, expected in August, it will produce …

Schepisi Bill Allowing Biofuel Production in New Jersey Approved by the Assembly
June 30, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(RealEstateRama) Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi paving the way for new jobs for New Jersey workers in the expanding biodiesel industry earned approval from the General Assembly today. “New Jersey’s geographics makes it a …

Morgan State Professor Produces Energy from Waste and Receives $100,000 Maryland Innovation Award
June 30, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Morgan State)  CycloBurn Combustion System™ Provides Relief to Poultry Farmers and Protects Environment
Morgan State University professor and lab director for the School of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Dr. Seong W. Lee, and his …

Amyris Announces Total’s Decision to Proceed With Jet Fuel Joint Venture and Plans to Restructure and Convert $175 Million of Outstanding Convertible Debt for Common Stock
June 30, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that it has agreed on key business terms with Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A.) (“Total”) for restructuring its …

United Airlines Purchases Stake in Fulcrum BioEnergy with $30 Million Investment
June 30, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(United Airlines/PR Newswire)  Airline has opportunity to purchase at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel a year — Single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels
United Airlines today announced an historic $30 …

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral
June 30, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that exempts biomass-derived carbon dioxide emissions from regulation under certain air pollution laws.
The bill defines biomass …

Fueling the Sorghum Ethanol Coproducts Engine
June 29, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Kelli Fulkerson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  Producers work to expand markets for sorghum distillers and oil.
While exports are undeniably the hottest market for grain sorghum right now with China set to buy over …

Cracking The Kernel For Higher Value Products
June 29, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers hope phytate replicates the corn oil extraction success story, but the history of zein shows it can be a slow and difficult road to success.
Diversification of coproducts …

Renewable-Fuel Advocates Turn out at KCK Hearing, Give the EPA an Earful on Reducing Ethanol Targets
June 29, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Greg Hack and Kasia Kovacs   (Kansas City Star)  When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the country’s ethanol-use mandates for this year and next, it set up a public hearing to let people …

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon
June 26, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants. … I am here to make one and only one point today. What this proposed rule …

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop
June 25, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts
to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department …

Developers of Biodiesel Fuel Refinery Say It Will Mitigate Toxic Effects on School Children
June 25, 2015 – 8:35 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Tempfer (StGeorgeUtah.com)  Biodiesel fuel could soon be supporting Southern Utah’s economy and would also help sustain cleaner air and a healthier environment.
Such is the goal of Anderwood Ventures, a company working toward economic growth …

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
June 25, 2015 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

(Microvi/PR Newswire)  Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production.
Microvi’s …

Here’s How Sea-Tac Airport Plans to Get Airlines to Use More Biofuel
June 25, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Steve Wilhelm (Puget Sound Business Journal)  John Creighton wants Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to be the first in North America to offer biofuels fuels to all airlines. He and other members of the Seattle Port Commission …

Senator Amy Klobuchar: Keynote Address at the DOE Bioenergy 2015 Conference
June 25, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Senator Amy Kolbuchar (Biofuels Digest/Bioenergy 2015)  I want to spend a moment looking at the badness in our energy policy, with a look back in history. Our first bad moment was after 9/11, we …

FREEDOMWORKS KEY-VOTES RFS AMENDMENT
June 25, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Politico Morning Energy/Bay Planning Coalition)  The House won’t take any votes on its Interior-EPA appropriations bill until next month, but a conservative group already is urging Republicans to back an amendment to defund the Renewable …

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from the legacy fuels we use today to modern liquid and gas fuels[1] that: 1) reduce …

Martin O’Malley: Zero out Fossil Fuels by 2050
June 22, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

Martin O’Malley (USA Today) … New technologies now put an independent clean energy future decidedly within our reach as a nation. …   I would keep domestically produced oil and gas in the U.S.  READ MORE

Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.
June 22, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)   … Advanced Biofuel Capabilities Enhance Diesel as a Sustainable Transportation Option — Diesel engines found in vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles all the way to large tractors are capable of operating on …

Metro Councilwoman: We Won’t Let Biofuel Plant Build in West Louisville
June 22, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Caitlin Bowling  (Louisville Business First) An informational meeting Thursday evening between a couple dozen community members and a representative from Nature’s Methane LLC became heated yesterday as the residents repeatedly stated that they don’t want the …

Researchers Examine Alternative Switchgrass Breeding Methods to Increase Biofuel Production
June 22, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated.
Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. …

Boeing Completes Flight Using 5% US Biodiesel
June 22, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Militsa Mancheva (SeeNews Renewables)   Under the latest stage of its ecoDemonstrator 757 programme, US aerospace group Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) successfully completed on June 17 the first flight with a fuel blend containing US-made green diesel.
The …

API Announces First Commercial Implementation of GreenBox+ Technology
June 22, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Backed by a $10M investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and an additional $4.4M from the Québec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et …

Ethanol Report from Washington DC
June 19, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Regarding the June 25 public hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the RFS, Dinneen says the agency has already received about 250 requests to testify and he is encouraging everyone …

Public Hearing for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
June 19, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Kansas on June 25, 2015 for the proposed rule ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: …

Kinder Morgan Appeals Georgia Denial of Palmetto Pipeline
June 19, 2015 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  A Houston-based energy company is going to court to challenge Georgia’s rejection of a proposed $1 billion petroleum pipeline.  Kinder Morgan Inc. has filed a petition in Fulton County …

Franken Discusses RFS
June 19, 2015 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Minnesota Senator Al Franken calls the revised Renewable Fuels Standard an improvement from EPA’s proposal two years ago but still a step backwards for the industry.
Franken tells Brownfield he went …

Renewable Fuels a Potential Election-Year Issue for Iowa Voters
June 19, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Renewable fuels could be an issue in the race for the White House as indecisive voters in Iowa look for a way to whittle down a crowded field of Republican …

Implementing the RFS with a “Push” Strategy: What Happens after 2016?
June 19, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily) .. In our first farmdoc daily article (June 3, 2015) after the release of the (RVO) proposal, we analyzed whether the renewable (ethanol) mandates proposed by the EPA, while lower …

NMMA Endorses Use of Gevo’s Isobutanol in Marine Fuel Market
June 19, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has received a key endorsement for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support and recommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National Marine Manufacturers Association …

Farmers, Biofuel Industry Calls on Congress to Leave RFS Alone
June 19, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 17, Fuels America hosted a press call during which American farmers and representatives of the biofuel industry discussed how legislative changes to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would …

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops
June 19, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture
In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of …

Syngenta Working with Iowa FFA Chapters to Support Ethanol
June 18, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  -FFA members to engage race-goers at the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen – Fundraising initiative will benefit flex fuel infrastructure and local FFA chapters -Funds to be matched by Syngenta
Syngenta and lowa FFA members …

Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN
June 18, 2015 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN

August tends to be a hot month in Minnesota, but that won’t stop the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) from adding fuel to the Bioheat® fire. MSR&PC will host a delegation of East Coast …

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe
June 18, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program Awards First Ethanol Infrastructure Grant
June 17, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) is pleased to announce Speedway LLC (Speedway) as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use …

After Delays, Biodiesel Business to Open
June 17, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Eric Blaisdell (Times Argus)  After two years of legal battles and obstacles, Black Bear Biodiesel will be open for business Saturday. … Once the ground thawed this spring, he said pumps were installed. Local woodworker …

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels
June 17, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of an additional patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability …

Biodiesel Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Clean Air Act Crimes Connected to Renewable Fuels Scheme
June 17, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Philip J. Rivkin faces more than 10 years imprisonment and $51 million in restitution — Philip Joseph Rivkin, a.k.a. Felipe Poitan Arriaga, 50, today pleaded guilty to a Clean Air Act false statement …

Bioenergy and Biofuels Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Anaerobic Digestion and Fisher-Tropsch Reaction
June 17, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Ohio State University)  The long term goal of this project is to commercialize an integrated anaerobic digestion system (iADs) that promises cost competitive bioenergy and biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass. The specific …

Iowa Delegation Asks EPA to Hold Ethanol Hearing in State
June 16, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Iowa’s congressional delegation asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to hold a hearing in the state about the agency’s recent proposal lowering how much ethanol must be blended …

Blog: E15 Momentum Increases, One State, One Station at a Time
June 16, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The end goal is to double the amount of fuel pumps offering blends like E15 and E85. At the end of last week, June 12, the USDA announced that …

Ricketts: Danish Company’s Interest in Nebraska Expansion Cooled after EPA’s Ethanol Proposal
June 16, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (World-Herald)   Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said on the last day of his European trade mission that federal rulings on ethanol mandates are obstructing the expansion of a growing Danish company with a …

4 Minutes with… Will Steiner, General Manager, Hawaii Oil Seed Producers
June 16, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HOSPRO is dedicated to battle the 95+% import of petroleum for energy and electricity generation by promoting the development of tree based oil seed crops. We are focusing on oil …

Researchers Develop Process for Drop-In Aviation Biofuel
June 16, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/ECNMag.com)  While biofuels have proven to be an effective, renewable, low-carbon alternative to gasoline and diesel, jet fuels pose unique challenges. These challenges have now been met with a new …

U.S. Buyers Scoop up Brazilian Ethanol Amid RIN Revival
June 16, 2015 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil traders are rushing to import ethanol from Brazil for the first time this year after U.S. regulators moved to increase use of advanced biofuel, opening a wide spread in the …

Why We Have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: The Story of Ionic Liquids
June 16, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … You see, JBEI’s team believe they have come up with the solution in a new generation of ionic liquids.
What are ionic liquids, anyway?
They are environmentally benign organic salts. In this …

Unlocking the Biofuel Energy Stored in Plant Cell Walls
June 15, 2015 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

by Cherie Winner (Pennsylvania State University)  By virtue of their chloroplasts, plants are superb harvesters of solar energy. They use it to build leaves, flowers, fruits, stems, and roots. We harvest a small percentage of that …

Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop — July 16, 2015 — Westminster, CO
June 15, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop — July 16, 2015 — Westminster, CO

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the one-day Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop on July 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. BETO is seeking to collect information from key industry, university, and national laboratory stakeholders …

Op-ed: Biofuels Are Cleaner Energy that Should Be Encouraged
June 15, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Kent Bushman (Salt Lake Tribune/Utah Farmers Union)  … And the news just keeps getting better, as new technologies are increasing ethanol yields while improving efficiencies and allowing ethanol biorefineries to make better use of natural resources. …

Renew America’s Renewable Future Releases Coalition List
June 15, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, America’s Renewable Future (ARF) has publicly released a diverse coalition of partners that includes Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Iowa Corn Growers, Growth Energy, and POET among many others. …

Neste going Google and Google going NEXBTL
June 15, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Finland, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, Neste is going Google by introducing Google Drive for Work services to its personnel globally. Being at the forefront of technology …

Proposed RVO Raises Multiple Questions for Illinois Economists
June 15, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s May 29 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) is under scrutiny by University of Illinois economists in recent FarmDocDaily posts.
Jonathan Coppess examines the argument that EPA …

OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum — October 15-16, 2015 — Chicago, IL
June 12, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum —  October 15-16, 2015 — Chicago, IL

A comprehensive course detailing the policy and economic drivers of biofuels supply and demand.
Join us at the OPIS RFS2, RINs and Biodiesel Forum, in order to get prepared for the challenges—and the opportunities—that lie ahead. …

2015 Biofuels Financial Conference, “Managing Expectations” — June 24-25, 2015 — Bloomington, MN
June 12, 2015 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
2015 Biofuels Financial Conference, “Managing Expectations” — June 24-25, 2015 — Bloomington, MN

Network, learn and earn eight CPE credits at this year’s Biofuels Financial
Conference.

This year’s conference is focused on the best ways to explore new options in today’s changing biofuels industry. By understand risks associated with various …

Training Program Teaches Diesel Mechanics about Biodiesel
June 11, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) A federal grant has helped expand a program to educate diesel technicians about biodiesel throughout the Midwest. Working in conjunction with the Iowa Biodiesel Board, the regional Clean Cities initiative makes the …

Gevo’s Wood-Derived Jet Fuel to Be Used in Test Flight
June 8, 2015 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has announced a breakthrough to its fermentation technology that will allow it to produce isobutanol from cellulosic feedstocks such as wood waste which can then be converted into Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet …

Iowa Legislature OKs E15 Infrastructure Investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels Grants
June 8, 2015 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the state legislature passed legislation that allows E15 infrastructure investments to become eligible for Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure grants. Previously, the infrastructure program funds were only available for blender …

Clemson Receives Grant to Research Crops for Energy Use
June 8, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Scott Miller (Clemson University)  A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina …

University of Georgia Researchers Edit Plant DNA Using Mechanism Evolved in Bacteria
June 8, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by James Hataway (University of Georgia)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, …

CA-GREET 2.0 Model and Documentation
June 8, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  At its July 2015 hearing, the California Air Resources Board (Board) will consider the re-adoption of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Among the staff proposals the Board will be …

Bioenergy – Biomass to Biofuels Fall 2015 — September 18 – December 9, 2015 — Burlington, VT
June 8, 2015 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

Semesters::Fall
Location::UVM campus and throughout Vermont
Register for Varibale Academic Credit: (0 to 4  College Credits for NR 285 – J- 95467  OR TRC 295 – A – 95426
Advanced special topics in natural resource planning beyond the …

4 Minutes with… S. Kent Hoekman, Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI)
June 8, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … DRI is the environmental research branch of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). We are involved in evaluating environmental concerns and consequences of biomass/biofuel systems, from cradle to grave. …

Virent, Coca-Cola Hit Key Production Milestone with the 100% Biobased Plant Bottle
June 8, 2015 – 9:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Production goes from pilot to demonstration scale as Coca-Cola “makes it happy,” showcasing its newest Plant Bottles at Expo Milan
News has arrived from Europe that Coca-Cola is displaying 100% bio-based …

“50/50/50 by 2030: Transportation and the California Energy Challenge” June 10, 2015 Sacramento, CA
June 4, 2015 – 8:35 pm | No Comment
“50/50/50 by 2030: Transportation and the California Energy Challenge”   June 10, 2015    Sacramento, CA

“50/50/50 by 2030: Transportation and the California Energy Challenge” promises to be an open discussion about all possibilities and options facing this major proposal. Panelists will also discuss which innovations, clean technologies or alternatives will contribute …

Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenge in California: FOCUS: Can Biofuels Save the Day?
June 4, 2015 – 8:16 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Public funding provided over many years to incentivize the purchase of alternatives to diesel for heavy-duty trucks has barely made a small dent in introducing these alternatives into the vehicle population. Yet …

Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper? — June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper?    —   June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition invite you to a briefing examining the current state and potential future of the transportation fuel supply. While …

US Coachways Reaches $10,000 Donation Mark with NBF
June 3, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A major motorcoach company has topped $10,000 in donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation. This makes the company, US Coachways, the single largest donor that is independent of the biodiesel industry to …

Biofuels under Attack: Same Old Story
June 3, 2015 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Grassley (The Iowa Republican)  … Consumers like biofuels.  The idea of a homegrown product that reduces emissions harmful to the environment and brings the United States freedom from volatile oil-producing countries is appealing.
The EPA …

Alaska Airlines, WSU Partner to Advance Use of Aviation Biofuels
June 3, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the …

Drive Your Car, Help Fight Climate Change? The New Biofuel that Claims to Be Carbon Negative
June 3, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Shemkus (The Guardian)  Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphere
The entrepreneurs and innovators at Colorado-based Cool Planet are betting …

The Most Complete Functional Map of an Entire Enzyme Family
June 3, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Joint Genome Institute)  DOE-funded researchers develop a new process for annotating cellulose-degrading enzymes. Researchers at two Department of Energy-funded Scientific User Facilities collaborated with one of three Bioenergy Research Centers to develop and analyze high-resolution crystal …

University of Florida Bioenergy and Sustainability School Summer Internship Program
June 3, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida)  The UF Bioenergy and Sustainability School Summer Internship Program is a program sponsored by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, with funding from the IFAS Dean of Research. The intent of this program …

Researchers Study Benefits of Double-Cropping Camelina, Soybeans
June 3, 2015 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(The American Society of Agronomy/Biodiesel Magazine)  In the U.S., federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows …

4 Minutes with… Tim Donohue, Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy
June 3, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Great Lakes Bioenergy is a DOE, Office of Science-funded Bioenergy Research Center. Its mission is to develop ways to produce ethanol, advanced biofuels and chemicals from the non-edible, lignocellulosic part …

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill
June 3, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(TruckingInfo.com)  Nebraska’s Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.
The legislation (L.B. 581), called the Nebraska Clean-Burning Motor …

Novvi Launches First-Ever 100 Percent Renewable Base Oils
June 3, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Portrait of a breakout: Amyris, Cosan JV launches “next generation of revolutionary oils” touting “unmatched value” and “unbeatable economics”

Novvi’s 100 percent renewable PAO is a clean, direct replacement for conventional …

California Achieves 600% Growth in Use of Low Carbon E85, Establishes National Leadership in E85 Fuel Market
June 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Propel Fuels has published E85: A California Success Story, a white paper and associated website illustrating California’s emergence as the national leader in the use of sustainable E85 …

Why Is Obama Allowing Big Oil To Kill Biofuels?
June 2, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ronnie Shows (The Daily Caller)  As the first legislator to introduce a biofuels bill in the Mississippi State House, I am deeply concerned that the Obama administration is making a huge mistake when it …

Expansion in U.S. Ethanol on Hold after Blending Targets Slashed
June 2, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt.
With the …

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down
June 2, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than two dozen pellet factories in the Southeast in the past decade, along with special port …

Getting the Word out about Biofuels and Green Racing
May 30, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  No special Green Racing events at the Detroit Grand Prix this year because most of the cars racing for the DEKRA Green Challenge Award have opted out of this …

Hawaii’s Clean-Energy Future Requires a Commitment to Develop Biofuels
May 30, 2015 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Paul Zorner and Martin Sabarsky (Star Advertiser)  A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more renewable fuels, for cleaner air, a cleaner environment, reduced dependence on oil and greater local …

USDA to Invest Up to $100 Million to Boost Infrastructure for Renewable Fuel Use, Seeking to Double Number of Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Pumps
May 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make …

EPA Adherence to “Blend Wall” Damages Advanced Fuels
May 29, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) regrets that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in releasing renewable fuel volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016, artificially caps renewable fuels at under …

Renewable Fuel Makers Say EPA Waivers Siphon Away Their Buyers
May 29, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg Business) Companies that make fuel from corn stalks or landfill gas say a federal program designed to help them has a loophole that is discouraging buyers.

In addition, producers have been pushing the …

Ethanol Evil No More?
May 29, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Taylor  (Chronicle Herald) …  Still, ethanol does have some advantages, including lower net greenhouse gas emissions due to its recycling of carbon-dioxide emitted by today’s plants (or factories), as opposed to oil, which is …

Peterson: RFS Announcement a Setback for Rural America; Grassley: EPA, Administration Fail Consumers on Biofuels
May 29, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(Office of Congressman Collin Peterson)  House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today said the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) released today by the EPA will set back production of domestic renewable fuels and hurts the …

Clinton: Invest in Rural Clean Energy
May 29, 2015 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Hilary Clinton (The Gazette)  … Domestic renewable fuel production has expanded by more than 350 percent over the past decade with enough supply in the market today to fuel more than 30 million cars. And …

University Of Hawaii Completely Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments
May 29, 2015 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Clean Technica)  The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal, oil, and gas companies, making it the largest university to do so.
The University of Hawaii …

New NREL Report: Most Retail Fueling Equipment is Already E15 Compatible
May 29, 2015 – 9:05 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a new study today that found most of the existing fuel dispensing infrastructure components — including underground storage tanks — are compatible with E15. The …

Air Liquide Commissions New Carbon Dioxide Plant in California
May 29, 2015 – 8:41 am | No Comment

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare County, California. The new 450 ton-per-day facility is one of three carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities …

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.
May 26, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine …

San Francisco Gets New Biodiesel-Electric Bus; Many More to Come
May 20, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and …

Gulfstream, World Fuel Sign Renewable Fuels Agreement
May 20, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Gulfstream Aerospace, Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations …

Ethanol Industry Thrives, but Faces Challenges
May 19, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Education continues to be a vital part of helping consumers understand the value of ethanol.
Industry leaders in the ethanol sector gathered at the Indiana Ethanol Forum in Indianapolis to highlight the benefits …