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

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Climate Opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
June 24, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Through The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into …

The Terpene Fuel Machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Terpenes
June 23, 2016 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the 130,000-140,000 BTU range. Think valencene, …

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel
June 22, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from …

Solutions from the Land’s ‘Farmer-First’ Climate Smart Agriculture Principle
June 22, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land (SfL) this week (week of June 1, 2016) underscores the priority and responsibility that SfL …

‘Fleet Footprint’ Event Hosted by Amerigreen Energy This Spring
June 22, 2016 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Amerigreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Amerigreen Energy, in conjunction with Clean Cities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, hosted “The Fleet Footprint Event: Emissions Requirements and the New Energy Landscape,” in Morristown, New Jersey, this spring. The event presented an honest …

A Q&A with Biodiesel Beauty Queen Sydney Jaeger, Miss Dodge City
June 22, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  So it comes as little surprise that Sydney (Jaeger) has developed a love for biodiesel, and lists operating heavy equipment on the family farm and working in the biodiesel plant …

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound …

Water Gunks up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils
June 22, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org) A jar of bio-oil, an alternate “crude oil” for transportation fuels currently made from petroleum, is created by first rapidly heating plant matter in a process called pyrolysis. Scientists then use catalysts to remove oxygen …

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  … Joe Geiger’s recent Business Principles 101 column on business fads contained a number of fundamental inaccuracies related to the U.S. ethanol industry. As the saying goes, people are entitled …

EPA Pushing Outdated, Costly Ethanol Fuel
June 22, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Rowden  (Missouri Petroleum Council/Kansas City Star)  …  It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer. But an obsolete law passed before the U.S. energy resurgence could interfere.

The problem could be …

Memphis Firm Aims to Replace Oil in Plastic
June 22, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Risher (The Commercial Appeal)  A 75-year-old Memphis chemical plant may advance the environmentally friendly cause of non-food plant waste replacing a petroleum-based key ingredient in plastics, antifreeze and de-icer.
Pennakem LLC, which originated as …

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?
June 21, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline.
Until now, though, it’s only been an idea. We’ve been able to make cellulosic ethanol …

LePage Orders Study of Health Effects of Ethanol Emissions
June 21, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Portland Press Herald)  The governor tells the DEP and CDC to cooperate on a study of the health impacts of the gasoline additive.  —  Gov. Paul R. LePage has issued an executive order for state …

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study
June 21, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing researchers to begin planting next spring.
The House Agriculture Committee approved a bill Thursday allowing for …

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month
June 21, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward, may soon begin transloading ethanol.
The company announced in January it was halting its crude oil …

Ester for Your Investor Is a Brew that Is True: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug
June 21, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. The partners have not confirmed scale …

Sweet Smell of Success: Greenyug, ADM Taking Biobased Chemicals to Scale
June 21, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In California, Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. Greenyug has …

CE&P’s Sugarcane-to-Ethanol Plant Moves Forward
June 20, 2016 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (AgWired.com)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) proposed sugarcane-to-ethanol plant project is moving forward. To be located in Imperial Valley, California, CE&P has awarded the project management, engineering and construction contract to …

The Problem and Promise of Ethanol
June 20, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Art Cullen (Storm Lake Times) … So how can we produce ethanol sustainably — that is, a scheme under which farmers can make money without releasing nitrate to the river and help power America while …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 20, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by  Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)  After weathering a winter of big stocks and low oil prices, the U.S. biofuels industry is looking forward to a strong year, thanks to growth in domestic gasoline demand …

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway
June 20, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, …

House Bill Could Help Small and Mid-Size Dairies Deal with Excess Nutrients
June 20, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On June 16, Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) along with 12 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors introduced the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 5489), which would expand the eligibility …

ICM Has Short List for Its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol
June 20, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, ICM said it is is currently in discussion with a short list of those interested in being selected as an early adopter of its Gen 1.5 technology, and …

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Feedstock Repository and Tools
June 20, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance characteristics of biomass feedstock.
The library provides tools to store, record, track, retrieve, and analyze data to help …

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal
June 17, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket …

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big
June 17, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  … Let’s revive S.D.’s leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state-owned non-flex fuel vehicles on E30 and utilize remaining pipeline tax revenues assuring all S.D. auto owners’ access …

Local Officials Meet with Grassley in Washington, D.C.
June 17, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Austin Harrington (Ames Tribune)  … During the trip, Culhane (Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission) and the other members of the delegation had a …

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story
June 17, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter and “coach up” the public, media and policymakers as to the real story about our …

Research Examines Obstacles to Making Biofuel from Perennial Plants
June 17, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(University of Arkansas)   A University of Arkansas chemistry professor has received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to investigate a roadblock in the harvesting of biomass from perennial plants for the purpose of …

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants
June 17, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets.
#15 Vertimass  and Byogy
#14 …

Biogas West Coast 2016 — October 10-11, 2016 — San Diego, CA
June 16, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Biogas West Coast 2016  —   October 10-11, 2016   —   San Diego, CA

The time is now to act, participate and secure your business in the growth of U.S biogas to RNG (Renwable Natural Gas) markets.  Join 400+ senior anaerobic digestion & RNG executives and 25+ exhibitors at …

8th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum — September 29-30, 2016 — Chicago, IL
June 16, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
8th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum   —   September 29-30, 2016   —   Chicago, IL

It’s a crucial time. Recent EPA proposals to increase renewable fuel levels are forcing biofuels producers and obligated parties to examine how they are complying with current regulations as well as how they would address …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC — DEADLINE: July 22, 2016
June 16, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals from diverse fields to explore the connections between science and decision-making associated with a particular high-profile environmental issue.
As …

NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health  —   January 24-26, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals from diverse fields to explore the connections between science and decision-making associated with a particular high-profile environmental issue.
As …

2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference — November 8-11, 2016 — St. Simons Island, GA
June 16, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference   —   November 8-11, 2016   —   St. Simons Island, GA

Frontiers in Biorefining focuses on the science underlying production of new bioproducts that will advance the concept of the biorefinery. Attendance will be limited to facilitate open discussion of the latest topics in development of …

CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS: 2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference — November 8-11, 2016 — St. Simons Island, GA — DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
June 16, 2016 – 4:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS:  2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference   —   November 8-11, 2016   —   St. Simons Island, GA  —  DEADLINE:  August 1, 2016

The organizing committee of the 2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference is soliciting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. A limited number of slots is available for presentations emphasizing the latest developments on transformation of …

BioCycle REFOR16 — October 17-20, 2016 — Orlando, FL
June 16, 2016 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
BioCycle REFOR16  —  October 17-20, 2016  —  Orlando, FL

BioCycle REFOR16 provides the best venue for hands-on information and tools to position your company or organization for success in anaerobic digestion, production of power, fuel and soil amendments, food waste management and composting.
Network with …

CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle REFOR16 — October 18-19, 2016 — Orlando, FL — DEADLINE: July 15, 2016
June 16, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle REFOR16 — October 18-19, 2016  —  Orlando, FL  —  DEADLINE:  July 15, 2016

BioCycle REFOR16 provides the best venue for hands-on information and tools to position your company or organization for success in anaerobic digestion, production of power, fuel and soil amendments, food waste management and composting.
Network with …

California’s Landmark Cap and Trade Program Faces Uncertain Future
June 16, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its future has spooked buyers of its carbon permits  —  California in 2012 became the first …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 16, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)   …  Most ethanol plants have been paid off and can now manage production to meet needs; however, if a plant slows output to match decreased demand, production efficiencies also …

RFS Supporters Say Biofuel Is ‘Nuanced’ Issue
June 16, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today) … What happens in 2022 is that Congress stops setting annual levels of renewable fuel usage, but the actual law does not expire. It would take an act of Congress …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

The Huge Flaw in How Congress Is Approaching Burning Wood for Energy
June 16, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … The controversy centers on a specific provision in theHouse appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 regarding the burning of biomass (typically wood and other plant material) for energy. The bill proposes that …

Should Sustainability Include Using Farmlands for Plastics, Textiles and Dyes, or Food?
June 16, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Clare Goldsberry (Plastics Today)  A presenter at the recent ANTEC conference posed a provocative question: Are biobased materials really sustainable?  —  He (Professor Majid Sarmadi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison )pointed out that sustainability goes …

Eric Branstad to Lead Trump’s Presidential Campaign in Iowa
June 16, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jason Noble (Des Moines Register)  Eric Branstad, the son of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and an advocate for Iowa’s renewable fuels industry, will serve as the Iowa state director for presumptive Republican presidential nominee …

When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities
June 16, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Coming Clean)  When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities is a report documenting Coming Clean’s collaborative, community-based research project to monitor toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gas fields …

Algae.Tec and Porelogix Implement Harvesting System
June 15, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Porelogix Ultrafiltration Systems, LLC and Algae.Tec, Ltd. have announced the successful implementation of an advanced ultrafiltration algae extraction system. The yearlong collaborative effort between Algae.Tec’s research and development team and Porelogix engineers …

Green Plains Plans Ethanol Export Terminal as Expansion Continues
June 15, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country’s …

Why is ATJ Renewable Jet Fuel Rockin’ It?
June 15, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  There are many pathways from biomass to jet — right now, the hottest is ATJ, or alcohol to jet. In the case of Gevo, they want to convert first-gen …

Alliance BioEnergy Receives Independent Verification of Sugars Through CTS Processing of DDG, From Large Ethanol Producer
June 14, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc./Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that with the senior science officers of a large U.S. ethanol producer present, the CTS process produced fermentable sugars …

Local College Instructor Attends ‘Summer School’ about Chemistry of Biodiesel
June 14, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(The Daily Independent)  … After diesel students complete the online biodiesel course sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Board, instructors  and students often want to know: “What can I learn about soy biodiesel next?” After being asked that …

Ship Voyages on 100 Percent Renewable Biofuel for 1 Year
June 14, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Brittany Hook (University of California San Diego) Harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Associate Director Bruce Appelgate had a bright idea: What …

How Do You Generate $2B in Cellulosic Ethanol, with No Upfront Investment?
June 14, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center. Production will start by Q4 2016. …

EPA Honors CB&I with Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
June 14, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(CB&I/PR Newswire)   CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its AlkyClean® process technology, a solid acid catalyst alkylation technology …

Connecting the Dots
June 13, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM Inc./Urban Air Initiative)  …  We’ve learned that we can reduce harmful emissions by replacing toxic compounds in gasoline with clean burning ethanol, which improves air quality and protects public …

Homegrown: A Closer Look into the Life of America’s Farmers and Ranchers
June 13, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. House Committee on Agriculture)  … (T)he House Agriculture Committee debuted a new blog, Homegrown, to chronicle daily life of American farmers and ranchers from the perspective of producers. The gap between urban and rural …

Methane Emissions Are Extremely Harmful, and the Government Might Not Know How Much There Is.
June 13, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)  Now, after the growth of a natural gas production operation commonly known as fracking, the United States is producing more methane emissions than any country in the world. And …

A Tax on Rising Sea Levels Is Making Waves in the San Francisco Bay
June 13, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Leber (FastCoExist)  The regional tax would help all the communities around the Bay lower their risk of flooding by restoring wetlands. Can everyone work together to make it happen?  —  Many cities are …

D.C. Public Sector Pension Fund Divests From Fossil Fuels
June 13, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Kurzius (dcist)  Following a three-year campaign, DC Divest is claiming victory—the D.C. government has sold off its pension fund’s direct investments in coal, oil, and gas companies.
This morning, the group announced that the D.C. …

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami
June 13, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – Feedstocks held in Miami, Florida June 6-8, 2016.

The Conference, organized by Biofuels Digest …

50-100% Boost in Yields, and No CO2: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs
June 13, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon to added ethanol production, …

50% Yield Boost for Ethanol? No CO2? What?! White Dog Labs Comes out of Stealth
June 13, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In what might become the most transformative development in fermentation yields since Noah debuted winemaking technology in the Book of Genesis, US-based White Dog Labs have unveiled a new process that …

Republican Biofuel Advocate Detours to Run for Congress
June 10, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E Publishing)  …  (Denise) Gitsham, 39, is running for Congress against a strong backer of advanced biofuels, Rep. Scott Peters (D), in California’s 52nd District. She narrowly made second place in California’s primary Tuesday …

ADM, Biofuel Supporters Say EPA Underestimates Use of Higher-Ethanol Fuels
June 10, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland Co and other supporters of biofuels on Thursday said U.S. regulators grossly underestimated the amount of higher-ethanol fuel blends at pumps when requirements for next year’s use of …

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure
June 10, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing …

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel
June 10, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power its maintenance vehicles. Cummins engineers built the on-site system, …

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There
June 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks.
The finding could help tackle climate change, especially in countries such as India …

EPA Approved E15, Even if Your Manual Disagrees
June 9, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Recently, Leonard Poels questioned  ASE-certified mechanic Charlie Good’s statement that E15 is approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, asking “approved by who?” [What if E15 …

Cellulose: New Understanding Could Lead to Tailored Biofuels
June 9, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

(University of Cambridge/University of Melbourne)  In the search for low emission plant-based fuels, new research may help avoid having to choose between growing crops for food or fuel.
Scientists have identified new steps in the way …

Chemistry Lessons from Bacteria May Improve Biofuel Production
June 9, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Chris Barncard (University of Wisconsin-Madison)   … “The recycling of plant carbon is fundamental to the function of our ecosystems,” says Cameron Currie, professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “We get food, water, …

New Liquid Fuel Research & Training Center Opened
June 9, 2016 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two Oilheating associations recently celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for Oilheating fuels and renewabls, such as and Bioheat® …

Oil Prices Are Rising. But All Those Jobs Aren’t Coming Back.
June 9, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Lydia DePillis (Houston Chronicle)  Rigs can run with fewer people now, so they won’t need to be re-hired. — … A “full recovery” would do wonders for the economy of Houston and Texas as a whole.
As …

Rochester Buses Commit to Clean Air with Biodiesel
June 8, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(VoteWojcik) Renewable-Based Fuel is Cleaner, Costs Less Than Traditional Diesel  —  On June 1st, Rochester Public Transit (RPT) switched from the 10 percent biodiesel blend required statewide to a 20 percent blend, a move that will …

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm
June 8, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be.
“I’ve been here …

Could Fertilizer Use Negate the Climate Benefit of Cellulosic Biofuels?
June 8, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University/AgProfessional.com)  … The study, conducted by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, found that using nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops sharply  increases the amount of nitrous oxide emitted. Switchgrass has …

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights
June 8, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The airline fueled up two jets at Sea-Tac Airport. One headed south, to San Francisco, the other …

How to Heal Broken Bonds, Catalyst Style
June 8, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  While popular catalysts called zeolites could help turn paper manufacturing waste and other biomass into fuel, the catalyst crumbles after just two days in hot water. And that’s a problem because hot water is …

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request
June 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous request was denied in May, …

Helping Ethanol Producers Get the Most Out of Their Product
June 6, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) When margins matter most, strategies to ratchet up ethanol yield make good business sense.  —  In the ethanol production world, yield is king. Fluid Quip Process Technologies and Edeniq Inc. …

DuPont Wins a Bulldog Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business” for the 2015 Opening of its Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
June 6, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Dupont)  Award Honors the Company’s Effective Communications around the Opening of the Plant  —  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received a Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business,” from Bulldog …

OSU Researching Bacteria to Begin Biofuel Production Process
June 6, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Oklahoma State University/Biomass Magazine)  The popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University are turning that process on …

Repreve Renewables Celebrates Grand Opening of Processing Center
June 6, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Repreve Renewables LLC)  Repreve Renewables LLC celebrated the official opening of its North Carolina processing center on June 1. This investment marks the company’s initiative to build local economies, while providing customers with reliable and …

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery
June 6, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this …

Kultevat Receives First Process Patent for Dandelion Rubber
June 6, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Rubber & Plastics News)  Kultevat Inc., a company devoted to the commercial development of high-quality rubber and co-products from the Russian dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz, or TKS), has received its first process patent.
U.S. Patent No. 9,346,924 …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

RIT Partners with Synergy Biogas on Algae Project
June 3, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT’s Thomas Gosnell School of Life …

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment
June 3, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of …

Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: The Gold Rush Ahead in Nanocellulose
June 3, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s that way for nanocellulose, too — a material made from the largest organisms imaginable — our friends, the trees — which display astonishing Marvel-like properties when processed into nanofibrils …

Examining the Latest Developments in Converting Organic Waste into Renewable Energy
June 2, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) With municipalities increasingly collecting organic waste, finding ways to convert that waste into clean energy is a hot topic in the solid waste industry.
A multitude of techniques are in use or being …

MIT Professor Discusses Pros and Cons of Using Biofuels
June 2, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  MIT professor of chemical engineering and a biofuels expert, Kristala Prather has her own dimension about the concept of biofuels renaissance. She had an open discussion with a group of undergraduates at the …

American Ethanol Shines at Kansas Speedway NASCAR Races
June 2, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Kansas Corn)  Kyle Bush won Go Bowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at the Kansas Speedway Saturday running on E15, 15 percent ethanol fuel. In fact, all NASCAR race vehicles have operated exclusively on E15 …

Indiana Fuel Leaders Recognized for Their Commitment to Ethanol
June 2, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently recognized two Hoosier renewable energy leaders for their commitment to providing ethanol-blended fuel options to consumers across Indiana and beyond.
Mike and Ann Ackerman of …

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating
June 2, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

Cathay Sets Biofuels-Based Flight Record, as New A350 Ushers in Renewable Jet Era at Hong Kong
June 1, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  These days, Cathay Pacific trades under the slogan “Life Well Travelled” and the delivery of the first of 48 super-modern, super-quiet, super-chic Airbus 350-900s is another milestone for that branding …

Summer Brings Ethanol Quirk to Iowa Gas Stations
June 1, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Charlie Good (Des Moines Register/Good and Quick)  … Today, due to a combination of a quirk in federal regulation and the heavy-handed tactics of the oil industry, I walk out to my fuel pumps and …

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Biofuel Educators!
June 1, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Over the past 8 months our Ethanol Plant Tour Grant program has met resounding success. This program has seen over 260 students tour the inside of their local ethanol plant to learn …

Ethanol And Octane For Beginners
June 1, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Ethanol is often talked about as a high-octane fuel. But not everyone has a clear understanding of octane and how it affects the performance of their cars. So let’s start right at …

Argonne Launches First Tech Incubator
June 1, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory)  Developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials requires more than a great idea and some committed people. It takes an innovation ecosystem.
To meet this challenge, the U.S. Department …

UIA Calls on CARB to Recognize Role of Ethanol in Reducing Carbon
June 1, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help …

Growth Energy Applauds Trump’s Pro-RFS Statements
June 1, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators …

Ethanol Plant Digester to Send 5 MW to California Grid
June 1, 2016 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also …

From Poo to Public Transit, Plan Would Make Gas from Treatment Plant
June 1, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Hicks (Lincoln Journal Star)  The city’s public works staff members have a picture they like to point to when explaining their latest project. It shows city bus riders in the UK — sitting …

Luxury Cars Could Boost Ethanol Demand
June 1, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Nate Birt (Top Producer)  The recently announced Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume requirements for ethanol are a welcome step up, says Ted Seifried, Zaner Ag Hedge. But to push ethanol demand higher, he says, …

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting — June 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 28, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting  —   June 13-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC

Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products.
Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
Update on …

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products
May 28, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy …

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities …

The SynBio Foundry: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
May 27, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Ames National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, …

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
May 27, 2016 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more importantly, to reflect on the …

Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?
May 26, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by David Biello (Scientific American) … Burning cellulosic ethanol as a fuel could result in just 10 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by burning gasoline.
One big secret to making it all work is the advanced …

Editorial: UCLA’s Composting Is Wasted Opportunity for Biofuel Production
May 26, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Daily Bruin) UCLA has sustained interest in reducing waste over the years, but it might have lost its interest in innovation.
While the 45 tons of food waste and biodegradable packaging its dining halls produce every month …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.
The bill includes a …

Ethanol Called Fuel of Future
May 26, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews)  Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry.
He’s serviced around 200,000 vehicles and answered upward of 100,000 car-related questions on the radio. In this …

California Biofuel Industry Calls on State to Allocate Funding
May 26, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(BIODICO/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, …

Why Does Biology Take so Long to Make Commercial Products? A Job for BOB
May 26, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hy is so biology so challenging?  —  “It’s partly how we have done it. We sort through the research, then we design, and then we spend a lot of …

UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings
May 26, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  The University of Massachusetts today became the first major public university to divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the …

19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 12, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum   —   July 12, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every …

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2
May 20, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei, who has been studying algae’s …

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month
May 20, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of biofuels to the state by kicking off a unique ethanol promotion at Sapp Brothers in …

Ernst: EPA’s Latest RFS Levels Don’t Follow 2007 Law
May 20, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Senator Joni Ernst says EPA administrators may be called before congress to explain the agency’s recent decision on renewable fuel standards.
“There is clear direction from congress,” Ernst says, “and …

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks
May 20, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  Immediate Air Quality & Climate Benefits Are Available From Existing & Proven Technologies  —  New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation test program in California for …

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir
May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight …

Hogg Touts Biofuels
May 19, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Joe Sutter  (The Messenger)  Education spending, environmental concerns are a focus for senate candidate  —  State Sen. Rob Hogg touted his support for renewables and biofuels while at the Iowa Central Community College fuel …

Profile: Florida Power & Light Achieves Key Emissions Reductions with Biodiesel
May 19, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  “Powered by Biodiesel” decals adorn Florida Power & Light Co.’s diesel vehicles as they traverse Florida and beyond. The signage highlights the key role this advanced biofuel is playing in the …

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many
May 19, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability programs in U.S. agriculture, I have learned first-hand how biofuels such as ethanol are good …

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea
May 19, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (The Intelligencer)  I am writing in response to Andrew Mikula’s May 13 letter (“With oil now plentiful, why the need for ethanol in gasoline?“). Several points come to mind.
Ethanol has several characteristics …

2016 BIO Career Fair — June 7-9, 2016 — San Francisco, CA
May 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
2016 BIO Career Fair   —   June 7-9, 2016  —  San Francisco, CA

You are invited to attend the premier bioscience recruiting event of the year, the 2016 BIO Career Fair. FREE to all job seekers! Co-located with the 2016 BIO International Convention, the BIO Career Fair will …

Biodiesel Blends Benefit Soybean Farmers at Aberdeen Station
May 19, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Tri-State Neighbor)  A gas station in Aberdeen added a biodiesel blender pump as part of a program sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.  …  “Brown County is one of the top …

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown
May 19, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities and the thousands of people who were drawn to them.  —  …  But the price …

CEC Awards Biodico $1.2M Grant for Zero Net Energy Farms Project
May 19, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Biodico Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  California biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
May 19, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, …

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest
May 18, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Passion, leadership and vision are more important than gender in the work of three top managers.  —  In fact, there are only a handful of women in top management …

Looking at the Sudden Growth of Cellulosic Ethanol
May 18, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Ben Nuelle  (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  In April, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a little over 1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol was produced in the first quarter of 2016. Production is well ahead …

Levulinic Acid as a New Platform for Green Chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals
May 18, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In February, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Segetis, a US-based, venture-backed levulinic acid derivatives producer Segetis has more than 50 patents …

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong– Parts 1 and 2
May 18, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  … Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and 2011 were candy for a renewables-hungry world.
A Breakthrough in Catalytic Pyrolysis to make cost-competitive, drop-in …

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough
May 18, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse gas regulations, saying the state’s climate change law requires officials to craft rules that establish …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction
May 17, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced Biofuel, biodiesel, holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel …

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB
May 17, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under …

Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy
May 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Some teams are sellers. They reduce costs, go lean, and hunker down in a case of “wait’ll next year”.
In industrial biotechnology, the calendar tells us it’s May but it might …

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D
May 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, …

Canadian Ethanol Producer Utilises By-Products to Expand to Biogas Production
May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Canadian ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels has invested in key co-products to sell in addition to its 58 million gpy ethanol output.
The Calgren plant, located in Pixley, California, was the state’s first when …

Calif. Carbon Rule Challenge Needs More Oomph, Judge Says
May 17, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by  Kali Hays (Law 360)  Fuel and agricultural groups need to make more specific arguments if they want to reassert claims tossed from their challenge to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, now that the rule …

CALL FOR POSTERS: Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session — July 12-14, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 3, 2016
May 16, 2016 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR POSTERS:  Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session  —  July 12-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  June 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and the general public to submit abstracts for BETO to review and consider for inclusion in the poster session …

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand
May 16, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending …

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options
May 16, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with help from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Drivers will …

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High
May 16, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity” scores, saying the application process was inconsistent and left scores too high to meet the …

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?
May 16, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative said.  We were invited to …