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Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions
November 19, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa agriculture and biofuel leaders began questioning how Rubio’s support for that industry compares with his stance …

E85 & Fleets — It’s Not Rocket Science!
November 13, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  RFA works with many fleets each year to assist them with meeting their federal requirements to purchase alternative fuel vehicles and ultimately use the fuel. Each year thousands of …

Florida Station Promotes Higher #Ethanol Blends
November 11, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The prices for higher ethanol blends at the Citgo Gas Station on John Young Parkway in Kissimmee are low normally, but Friday they were even lower as the retailer continued to …

Payne Leads House Members in Calling on EPA to Protect Biofuels Volume Requirement
November 3, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Office if Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.)  As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes proposed rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 15 of his House colleagues …

Alliance Bioenergy Improves CTS Conversion Rates in October
October 30, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Richard Blair, Dr. Peter Cohen and Dr. Zhilin Xie, continues to see …

USDA Secretary Vilsack in Kissimmee to Make Biofuel Announcement
October 28, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Citgo Ethanol Station Hosts State, Federal, Investment News  —  Protec Fuel is proud to welcome U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee Citgo E15 and E85 retail station …

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends
October 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh. …

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped
October 26, 2015 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover.
In Florida, the hammer …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“This is the first …

Algenol to Distribute Ethanol through Protec Fuel
September 14, 2015 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(Algenol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Florida., …

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership
September 10, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers. Since …

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo — January 25-28, 2016 — Tampa, FL
September 9, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo  —  January 25-28, 2016 — Tampa, FL

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Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You
September 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.
Note: Some amazing technologies such as Industrial Microbes, Trelys, Kiverdi and Mango Materials fell outside the …

Synthesizing Substrates: Biogas Facilities Taking in a Wide Variety of Mixed Organic Waste Have a Few Extra Steps Involved in Feedstock Prep.
August 28, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  At Bio-En Power’s Elmira, Ontario, biogas plant, it isn’t unusual for odd items including trailer hitches, steel bars, and garbage cans to show up in the waste streams the facility …

Protec Fuel, Patriot Capital Corporation Join Forces To Offer Zero-Percent Financing Program on Ethanol-Ready Fuel Dispensing Equipment
August 28, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Patriot Capital Corporation)  Partnership creates a hassle-free path to obtaining alternative fuel upgrades — Fuel marketers seeking a competitive edge by offering alternative fuel options, can now quickly and affordably add ethanol-enhanced fuels to their dispensing …

Dean And Brenda Daniels To Prison For Biodiesel Fraud
August 28, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Southwest Florida Online)  Dean Daniels, 52, Richard Smith, 57, Brenda Daniels, 45 and William Bradley, 58, all of Florida, pleaded guilty and were sentenced today in U.S. district court for charges related to a scheme …

Is Cellulosic Biofuel Ready for Prime Time?
August 25, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Rob Nikolewski (Watchdog.org)  … Brooke Coleman, executive director at the Advanced Ethanol Council, counters by saying the industry is at an inherent disadvantage compared to oil companies and is ready for prime time.
“Once cellulosic biofuel …

Florida Energy Summit — October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL
August 25, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment
Florida Energy Summit   —  October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the JAX Chamber are hosting the 2015 Florida Energy Summit from October 14-16, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida.
As the nation’s third largest consumer of energy, Florida must …

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program
August 21, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.
According to the …

Gulf Bay Consulting Applauds Indian Government Decisions Regarding Biodiesel
August 21, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Gulf Bay Consulting/PR.com)  With the rapid growth of global biodiesel consumption, emerging market countries like India are paving the way for higher usage of sustainable fuels.
According to a recent report published by Economic Times, India …

UF/IFAS Researchers Turn Seed into Jet Fuel for Navy and Crops into Cash for Farmers
August 19, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Beverly James (University of Florida)  Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed cattle. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found …

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
August 17, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while …

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Enters Into Agreement With Resources Development of America to Construct and Operate Up to 56 Cellulosic Conversion Plants
August 10, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM) (the “Company”) announced today that it entered into a non-exclusive development agreement with Renewable Resources Development of America, LLC (“RRDA”) for the construction and operation of …

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs
August 10, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. … Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors (PBR), growing algae is both …

Algenol: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 5, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2006, Algenol converts CO2 from industrial emitters into transportation fuels through its “Direct-to-Ethanol” process. Algenol uses unique micro algae that secrete ethanol, when fed CO2 — and produces …

Voters Want Pro Clean Energy Prez Candidates
August 4, 2015 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  NextGen Climate has released the results of a survey that finds voters in key presidential swing states support transitioning to at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030. Hart Research conducted …

EPA’s Endorsement of Carbon Utilization in Clean Power Plan A Huge Win for Algae Industry
August 3, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Opens the door for projects to convert waste CO2 into valuable products — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection …

New Holland Agriculture Expands Offerings for Biomass Harvest and Handling
August 3, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Extension.org)  Renewable energy production options are growing thanks to expanded farm equipment capabilities for harvesting biofuel feedstocks like shrub willow. — Harvesting is the single most expensive operation in the production of shrub willow biomass, accounting …

BioPower Operations Corporation’s Subsidiary Green3Power Wins Award to Build a $175 Million Renewable Energy Facility in St. Lucie County, Florida Using the G3P Gasification Technology
July 20, 2015 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(BioPower Operations Corporation)  BioPower Operations Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) (“BioPower” or the “Company”) announced today (June 30, 2015) that its wholly-owned subsidiary Green3Power Operations Inc. (G3P) has won the award to build a $175 Million renewable …

Researchers from Israel and Florida Awarded Funding for Biogas
July 17, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/Biomass Magazine)  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers have been awarded a United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant to …

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/Innovative Technologies Tackle Climate Change, Water, and Chemical Issues
July 13, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

Solar Fuels: Making Hydrocarbon Fuels Directly from CO2 and Sunlight
July 7, 2015 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Drop-in Hydrocarbon fuels made directly by plants? Here. we look at the science and risks of turning an “ability” into an “industrial reality”.
It’s common knowledge that terrestrial plants (and many …

G3P to Develop Waste-to-Diesel Plant in Florida
July 6, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(BioPower Operations Corp./Biomass Magazine)  BioPower Operations Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Green3Power Operations Inc. (G3P) has won an award to build a $175 million renewable energy facility that will convert waste into …

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG
July 2, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Edelstein (Green Car Reports)  … Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride.
He wrote us to ask …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Where Are the Gallons? Answers for Your Questions.
July 2, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Seen a number of high-profile cellulosic projects open in recent years, and not much ethanol being produced?  Wondered why? Here are answers to your questions.
As Jack Webb used to say …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline
May 19, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an 11th-hour effort to show its Palmetto Pipeline is needed in Georgia, energy giant Kinder Morgan …

Dyadic Receives Funding for New Advanced Biofuels Program
May 14, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Dyadic/PR Newswire)   Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”) (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical, food and feed industries, …

The Push Is on for “High Renewable Content Fuels”
May 12, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In the world of gasoline replacement, it is any fuel which has a renewable content higher than the typical E10 ethanol saturation point. It can include drop-in renewable gasoline, …

Taurus Energy and Partners in Tough Competition Awarded EU Financing for 2nd Generation Ethanol Project
May 11, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Taurus Energy)  The EU-Commission has awarded 20 million EURO in financing for the development of a strategically important 2nd generation ethanol demo plant in France. The award is shared with French production companies CIMV (group …

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm
April 30, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct …

Algae Sees Profit Where EPA and Industry See Cost
April 24, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments related to its review of three consolidated cases regarding the EPA’s regulation of toxic emissions from power plants: Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 14-46; Utility …

More Gevolution
April 3, 2015 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The results from Gevo’s 4th quarter are in, and a worth a look-see, not only for fans of isobutanol and its prospects.  Also for a look at how this member of …

Risi Competizione’s Ferrari Takes the Green at Sebring
March 30, 2015 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

(Department of Energy) Each new Green Racing season brings with it new opportunities for manufacturers to demonstrate advanced transportation technologies and renewable fuels, and the Twelve Hours of Sebring race at Sebring International Raceway provides excellent …

2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 10-11, 2015 — Miami, FL
March 27, 2015 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference  —  September 10-11, 2015  —  Miami, FL

The 2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. Building on the outstanding success of last year’s event, this is a …

Biofuels Maker Gevo Boosts Revenue; CEO See Profit within Reach
March 27, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harden (Denver Business Journal)  Colorado biofuels company Gevo Inc. reports sharply higher revenue and narrower losses in both the fourth quarter and full-year 2014.
And in an earnings call with analysts late Thursday, Gevo’s CEO, …

Innovation Unleashed: Sportscar Racing Takes Next Step toward Driving Technology and Renewable Fuel Development
March 26, 2015 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Natalie Committee (U.S. Department of Energy) As motorsports enthusiasts know, racing innovation once meant turbine-powered Indy cars and six-wheeled formula cars, but those days are mostly over. Today, Green Racing encourages the use of innovative …

Green Expectations
March 10, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant.
By harnessing CO2, sunlight, saltwater and algae, Algenol’s technology takes only 25 …

Can’t We Just Get Rid of Ethanol Ignorance?
March 6, 2015 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Renewable Fuels Association)   Jay Leno is a car guy … and someone I’ve respected for many years. But Jay’s AutoWeek article “Can’t We Just Get Rid Of Ethanol?” makes zero sense to …

E15 Is New to Most Fuel Stations, but Not to NASCAR
March 2, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Fuel with 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, has made its way into south Florida recently. E15 has been approved for sale by the U.S. EPA since January 2011 and has been …

Emergent Technologies Institute Breaks Ground
March 2, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(LEO A DALY) Florida Gulf Cost University (FGCU)officials held groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday for the Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI), a new research campus thatwill team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology.

The majority of the 6.5-acre …

RIT Prof’s Reputation in Waste Reaches Trump Organization
February 27, 2015 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by James Goodman (Democrat & Chronicle)  Jeffrey Lodge is finding a niche at Rochester Institute of Technology as a go-to guy for finding new uses for waste.
An associate professor of biological sciences, Lodge knows what …

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida
February 11, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment
2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida

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

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

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

BP’s Exit from Cellulosic Ethanol: the Assets, the Auction, the Process, the Timing, the Skinny
January 19, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete details on BP’s exit and the considerable physical and intellectual assets available for acquisition, in part or in whole.  As BP continues to reel from its oil leak …

EPA Approves Algenol Fuels for Renewable Fuel Standard
January 14, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Algenol)  Algenol announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Fuels produced from Algenol …

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments
December 31, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter industry biodiesel is not. While too many technologies exist in this field to report on, …

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels
December 31, 2014 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants dipped in hexane, old beer, raging fireballs, vibrating blobs, dope, and even the New Orleans …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (Americas)
December 23, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  POET-DSM, Abengoa, Enerkem, GranBio, Raizen plant openings lead the list; REG’s M&A campaign, EPA’s RFS debacle, are other key trends.
They said that cellulosic fuels were “five years away, and always …

Algenol Wins Global Energy Award
December 17, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algenol Biofuels has been named the recipient of the 2014 Global Energy Award for Industry Leadership in Biofuels, presented by PLATTS Global Energy Awards. PLATTS, a global provider of information for the …

BP Said Planning to Close US Cellulosic Operation by End-1Q 2015
December 11, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  BP Plc (BP/) plans to close down its U.S. cellulosic operation by the end of next year’s first quarter, according to a person familiar with the development.
The business was part of …

Process Converts Human Waste into Rocket Fuel
December 11, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

Brad Buck  (University of Florida)  Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste — yes, that kind — into …

Viesel Develops Continuous Enzymatic Biodiesel Process
December 11, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Brent Chrabas (Viesel Fuel LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes of Denmark, a novel biodiesel production technology developed by Viesel Skunk Works LLC will soon be offered commercially. …

Not Broken, Don’t Fix It: Why Congress Should Refrain from RFS Reform
December 10, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by James C. Greenwood (The Hill/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to issue a final 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other missteps are being misinterpreted or misconstrued as a …

Plant Expansions Fueled by Shale Gas Boom to Boost Greenhouse Gas, Toxic Air Emissions
December 10, 2014 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Talla Buford (The Center for Public Integrity)  … By 2018, the land (Stacey) Ryan and other holdouts have fought to keep will be consumed by an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

The Old Man and the Rising Sea
December 7, 2014 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Guo (The Washington Post)  Assateague, a 37-mile-long smear off the shores of Maryland and Virginia, is the East Coast’s climate change canary. It’s one of the most vulnerable islands in America, almost certain …

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies Using CO2, Sunlight and Water
December 5, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies.  We revisit 3 top practitioners of the art and one outlier, and their progress.

There are a …

New Ethanol Gas Pumps Open in Fort Myers
December 4, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Brittany Weiner (ABC-7)  Lee County is now home to one of the first ethanol gas stations in Florida.  The higher-octane gas is cheaper and better for the environment, but we found local mechanics who …

Gevo Signs Letter of Intent With Highlands EnviroFuels to License Isobutanol Technology for Florida Plant
November 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Plant to Convert Sugar Cane and Sweet Sorghum to 20-25 Million Gallons Per Year of Isobutanol
Gevo, Inc.(Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today that Highlands EnviroFuels, LLC (“Highlands”) has signed …

4 Minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI
November 21, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … To complement the efforts of our Sponsors and CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka my focus is on implementing State initiatives on the East Coast in partnership with USDA / DOE …

BioPlastics: The Re-Invention of Plastics via Renewable Chemicals January 28-30, 2015 Miami, FL
October 20, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
BioPlastics: The Re-Invention of  Plastics via Renewable Chemicals     January 28-30, 2015   Miami, FL

It’s Time…to Refresh our Understanding of BioPlastics!!!
After decades of slow development & commercial acceptance, the last 5-10 years have witnessed the spirit of innovation in the field of chemicals/polymers in a manner similar to the …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Auditor Course December 1-3, 2014 Miami, Florida
October 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Auditor Course  December 1-3, 2014    Miami, Florida

Are you interested to learn how biomaterial sustainability certification works? Or do you want to become an RSB auditor to go out and verify the sustainability of any feedstock world-wide? Then join us for the upcoming …

Brighter Brights and More Sustainable Whites
October 14, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Broadening the sources and uses for cellulosic ethanol.
As we reported yesterday (October 6, 2014)  in the Digest, DuPont and Procter & Gamble, announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in …

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High
October 14, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July, the plane became the first …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale
October 2, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon?
This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, …

Mike Breen Headlines 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit
October 1, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Operation Free)  Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen Highlights Need for Expanded Sources of Renewable Energy
Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen spoke at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit. During his …

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement
September 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa on a commercial flight from …

Proterro and Bunge To Conduct Pilot Study in Brazil of Proterro’s Sucrose-production Technology
September 25, 2014 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Proterro/BusinessWire)  Biofeedstock company Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (Bunge), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil.
Under a joint …

Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production
September 16, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed at linking economic development officials in Colleton and Clarendon counties with industrial biofuel companies.
The first …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida DEADLINE: Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;
September 9, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida  DEADLINE:  Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry during Sep 14-16, 2015 Florida, USA.
Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a …

Is Algae the Future of Fuel?
September 9, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Chase Ezell (Earth911)  … Currently most of those emissions are being emitted directly into our outdoor environment. Now what if there was a way to capture those emissions, use photosynthesis and turn the byproduct into usable fuels? Still …

Extending Ethanol Into the South: Protec Fuel Introduces E15 to Major Metro Areas, Adds more E85
September 9, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(CSP Daily News/CSPNet.com)  A multiphase rollout of ethanol blends is taking place over the next several months in the South, as ethanol distributor Protec Fuel seeks to bolster the availability of E85 and introduce E15 …

On the Mend: Why INEOS Bio Isn’t Producing Ethanol in Florida
September 8, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The INEOS Bio cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, Florida officially opened last year but has been reporting only spotty production of ethanol in the EPA’s EMTS transaction system for …

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.
September 8, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas
The South will soon welcome E15 to its part of the country, along with more E85. Protec Fuel is joining forces with …