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The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue
March 30, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a tax credit for low-emission vehicles.

The tax break encourages buyers to support Louisiana natural gas while …

8 Biodiesel, 4 Renewable Diesel LCFS Pathways Certified in March
March 29, 2017 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. Eighteen …

Louisiana Becomes 29th State to Adopt E15 Ethanol
March 20, 2017 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Louisiana is now the 29th state to offer consumers a better choice at the pump – gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol known as E15.

The latest in this market expansion is a RaceTrac …

Diamond Green Diesel Expanding to 275M Gallon Capacity to Meet Booming Renewable Diesel Demand
March 20, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Louisiana, the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd (275 million gallons per …

What Blend Wall? Why Facts Trump Rhetoric Every Time
January 25, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Half of U.S. states blended more than 10 percent ethanol, RFA’s president and CEO points out in his View from the Hill column —  Reps. Bill Flores, R-Texas, and …

Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
December 29, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. Under the Co-Optimization …

Canada’s “Chemical Valley” Lobbying to Lure New Biofuel Plant
November 15, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(AgriMarketing/Reuters)  Sarnia, Ontario, home to dozens of Canada’s refineries and chemical plants, is lobbying hard to lure a biotech plant to the city as the local petrochemical-powered economy braces for the impact of a provincial …

REG: Operations Improving at Geismar Facility
November 4, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently released third quarter financial results, providing updates of operations at its Geismar renewable hydrocarbon diesel facility, its biodiesel operations, and other activities.

During an investor call, …

RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel
October 13, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel offering this year with the debut of E15 fuel at its convenience stores throughout the …

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG
October 5, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. …

The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Precision Hawk
September 19, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for agricultural uses.  What can you use Aerial Data Analysis for? Says Precision Hawk’s Ally Ferguson, quite a lot. Crop health indices, Plant height, Canopy cover, …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

Bangladeshi Scientist Awarded for Developing Critical Software
September 8, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Prothom-Alo)   Bangladeshi computer scientist has been awarded in the United States for developing software and theoretical underpinning needed to help convert algae into biofuel.

Md Tamjidul Hoque, an assistant professor of the computer science department …

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100
September 5, 2016 – 10:57 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that …

Biofuel Governors Tout E30
July 19, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to …

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 …

REG: Geismar RHD Plant Resumed Operations in March
May 11, 2016 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently released first quarter financial results, reporting its 75 MMgy Geismar renewable diesel plant in Louisiana restarted operations in March. The plant, formerly known as Dynamic …

Diamond Green Diesel Expanding Production to 275 Million Gallons Annually
April 19, 2016 – 11:46 am | No Comment

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  Darling Ingredients Inc. is expanding the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, La., to increase annual production capacity from 160 million gallons of renewable diesel to 275 million gallons.

Production is expected …

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option
April 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications.

“Biodiesel improves lubricity when compared …

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million
April 11, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited, the Labor Department says. —  … Despite booming industry profits and record oil and gas output …

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?
April 11, 2016 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable Diesel’s Boom”. Any doubts may …

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What Did Not Kill Them (Falling Oil Prices), Made Them Stronger
April 5, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been a couple of years since we visited REG and the difference is palpable. The company has become a little ADM, rather than a big Amyris or TerraVia. You …

After New Orleans, “Keep It In the Ground” Movement Gears Up for More Action
April 4, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(350.org)  “Break Free” protests this May will see actions at fossil fuel sites around the world  —  Hundreds of people marched around the Superdome in New Orleans on Wednesday and then headed inside to disrupt …

Native American Tribe to Relocate from Louisiana Coast as Sea Levels Rise
March 21, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Sebastien Malo (PlanetArk/Reuters)  A small Native American community in coastal Louisiana is to be resettled after losing nearly all its land partly due to rising seas, a first in the United States.

The band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, …

St. Landry Parish Opens Expanded BioCNG Fuel F(acility
December 21, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(St. Landry Parish/Biomass Magazine) St. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill, which is now fueling Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. refuse vehicles collecting residential trash in St. Landry …

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release
December 11, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Kay Ledbette (Texas A&M AgriLife)   …  Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new biofuel-biomass feedstock that is a hybrid “similar to seedless watermelons, …

Stora Enso Division US Headquarters Move to Raceland, Louisiana
October 30, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine) …The Raceland plant uses technology developed by Virdia and enables cellulosic biomass, such as wood or agricultural waste, to be converted into highly refined sugars. It is located in the vicinity of existing sugar cane plantations and will …

Merger Mania: The Digest Looks at Rampant Biofuels Consolidation
October 28, 2015 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced this week that it had acquired an ethanol production facility in Hopewell, Virginia, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, from Future Fuels LLP. …

National Ethanol Conference: Fueling a High Octane Future — February 15-17, 2016 — New Orleans, LA
October 19, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
National Ethanol Conference:  Fueling a High Octane Future  —  February 15-17, 2016  —  New Orleans, LA

The National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry. Since 1996, the RFA’s NEC has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on …

That Was Then, This Is Now: 10 Signature Biofuels Projects for 2015-16, and Where They Are
October 19, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All have soaring ambitions, some will be realized on schedule, some later, some probably not now or possibly ever.  Where are 10 key projects that were announced in recent years …

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

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

In California, BASF and …

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

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

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts
September 14, 2015 – 4:44 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The Digest investigates.  In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive …

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 …

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?
September 8, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market in Europe. At the same time, new HVO investments start to pop up like mushrooms …

7 Blendwall Busters
August 19, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that can get renewable fuels back into high gear? … Between 13.5 billion gallons and the 36 …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

UPS Makes Substantial Move To Renewable Fuels
July 29, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(UPS/Globe Newswire)  UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest …

4 Minutes with… Susan Seagren, Director, AMCREF Community Capital
July 28, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  AMCREF invests in projects and business located in the Southern U.S. that generate high quality jobs and provide environmental benefits. We provide low cost capital via a federal program …

Valero Expands into Ethanol Export Market for 1st Time
July 14, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Valero Energy Corp, one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners, is preparing to sell ethanol for export for the first time, the company said, betting on the $2 billion overseas market …

EDITORIAL: Congress Should Kill Ethanol Mandate
July 6, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(Las Vegas Review-Journal)  … Although auto manufacturers have longed warned against using gas containing more than 10 percent ethanol, the Environmental Protection Agency — along with misguided renewable-fuel advocates, the big agriculture lobby and their friends …

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 …

GOP Bill Would Repeal Federal Ethanol Mandate
July 1, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

By Timothy Cama (The Hill)  A new Republican bill introduced Tuesday (June 16, 2015) would completely repeal the federal mandate to blend ethanol into the nation’s gasoline supply.

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) legislation would completely do …

4 Minutes with… Donal F. Day, Professor, Audubon Sugar Inst. LSU AgCenter
July 1, 2015 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lead organization in development of energycane and sweet sorghum for use as biofuel crops in the deep South … Bringing to fruition the first energy crop to sugar syrup processing facility …

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 …

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 …

US Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies
May 12, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and rising subsidies from US taxpayers, a practice slammed as absurd by a presidential candidate given …

BP Warns State It Will Close Jennings Biofuels Site
May 8, 2015 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(The Advertiser)  BP is closing its biofuels plant in Jennings, ending jobs there for 56 people.  Aline Thoeny, human resources manager for BP, sent notice Monday to Andre France of the Louisiana Workforce Commission Dislocated …

What If the Water Can’t be Stopped? Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise — April 20, 2015 — Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment
What If the Water Can’t be Stopped?  Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise — April 20, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing during Earth Week examining the impacts of sea level rise and oil and gas extraction on Native American communities. Across the United States, …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference June 9-10, 2015 New Orleans, LA DEADLINE: open
March 20, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference June 9-10, 2015 New Orleans, LA   DEADLINE: open

ABFC is the gathering point for the top supply chain leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of CEOs and senior executives in business development, R&D, strategic partners, finance, policy and …

Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference — June 9-10, 2015 — New Orleans, LA
March 17, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment
Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference —  June 9-10, 2015 —  New Orleans, LA

ABFC is the gathering point for the top supply chain leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of CEOs and senior executives in business development, R&D, strategic partners, finance, policy and …

Construction Starts on Raceland Sugar Cane Conversion Plant
March 9, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Aaren Gordon (Daily Comet)  Construction has started on a $60 million plant in Raceland that will convert sugar cane waste into chemicals, sweeteners and biofuels by 2017.

The project next to Raceland Raw Sugar Corp. …

REG Reports Progress with Renewable Diesel, Chemical Operations
March 6, 2015 – 8:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … “This past year we delivered solid results despite a rapidly declining energy market and market uncertainty,” said Daniel J. Oh, president and CEO of REG. “Our business model has enabled us …

BioCNG Expanding for St. Landry Parish
March 4, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  BioCNG is extending its work for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District in Louisiana, upgrading an existing landfill gas-based compressed natural gas fueling station in Washington, La. …

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015
February 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners?  Each year, the …

Energycane Varieties Look Promising for North Louisiana
February 6, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Denise Attaway (Louisiana State University)  LSU AgCenter researchers continue to evaluate energycane varieties planted in north Louisiana as a possible new crop for producers to grow as a biofuel feedstock.

About 1,000 experimental varieties of …

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 …

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?
January 13, 2015 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market? The Digest investigates.

Avello Bioenergy

Cost: $57.50 per …

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 …

You Can Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Fuel Factories
December 30, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Mark Hay (Good Magazine)  At some point in your life, Escherichia coli has probably brought you to your knees topray to the porcelain god. Common bacteria that often live harmlessly in the guts of …

Early Slowdown Signs Emerge for U.S. Oil States after Crude Slide
December 15, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Tim Reid (Reuters)  … In Houston, Texas, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting a sharp decline, up to 12 percent, in home sales next year.

Alaska’s 2015 fiscal year …

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 …

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 …

Louisiana Biofuels Projects Help Spur Nationwide Green Jobs Growth
November 10, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)    Louisiana added 225 jobs in the biofuels industry during the third quarter, ranking alongside states such as Texas and Connecticut for clean energy job growth, according to the latest …

The Inside Story of Renewable Energy Group, as CEO Dan Oh Visits with The Digest
November 10, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In many ways, REG is the entire industrial biotech business in a nutshell. They’re fermentation (through REG Life Sciences), and thermocatalytic (through REG Geismar and their extensive biodiesel business). …

LSU AgCenter Releases Sweet Sorghum Production Guide
October 29, 2014 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(Louisiana State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in Louisiana, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock.  To help guide …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Production Workshop January 22-23, 2015 Lafayette, Louisiana DEADLINE: December 15, 2014
October 29, 2014 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Algae Production Workshop January 22-23, 2015 Lafayette, Louisiana      DEADLINE: December 15, 2014

Sharing of information and collaboration between algae producers, commercially-minded algae researchers, engineers and equipment companies are key factors in building the algae production industry.  NAA is technology neutral. Algae technologies must be proven outside the …

Algae Production Workshop January 22-23, 2015 Lafayette, Louisiana
October 29, 2014 – 5:56 pm | No Comment
Algae Production Workshop     January 22-23, 2015     Lafayette, Louisiana

Sharing of information and collaboration between algae producers, commercially-minded algae researchers, engineers and equipment companie are key factors in building the algae production industry.  NAA is technology neutral. Algae technologies must be proven outside the …

Creating a Strong Economy through Biobased Products
October 29, 2014 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/The Hill)  In a recently released report entitled “Why Biobased?” the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) answers the question of why America should invest in a biobased economy.  The report …

REG Begins Production and Sales of Renewable Diesel from Louisiana Biorefinery
October 28, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) announced today that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company’s Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are now available for sale.

The first truckloads of REG-9000™/RHD produced …

Cool Planet Takes Big Steps toward Scale for Waste-to-Gasoline, Soil Amendment
October 15, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) USDA issues $91M loan guarantee conditional commit to Cool Planet.  Obama Administration back building of the company’s first commercial plant in Louisiana, as it opens its first commercial-scale Cool Terra …

Sweet Sorghum Production Guide Released
October 3, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Nikki Henderson (ArkLaTex Homepage)  Sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in Louisiana, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock.

To help guide commercial production …

National Algae Association Claims That Algae Won’t Be Grown in Washington, DC
October 2, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(National Algae Association/PR.com)  After over 6 decades of time, and billions of dollars spent at the direction of the Department of Energy and other government agencies, one thing is for sure – algae for fuels …

Technology From Honeywell’s UOP To Be Used To Produce Renewable Diesel For U.S. Military
October 1, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Honeywell)  Emerald Biofuels LLC to produce renewable diesel under U.S. Department of Defense program

UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its advanced process technology will be used to produce renewable diesel for the U.S. military …

Louisiana Entrepreneur Embodies Industry Switch from Emphasis on Biofuels to Bioproducts
September 23, 2014 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Golden Leaf Energy’s Troy A. Clark grew up in Louisiana. Studying chemical engineering at Tulane University brought him into contact with the oil industry. And yet, as his career …

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210M for 3 Biorefineries and Mil-Spec Fuels
September 19, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in …

NFR BioEnergy to Develop Bagasse Pellet Projects in Louisiana
September 16, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Office of the Governor Bobby Jindal)  Governor Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 …

6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit February 3-5, 2015 New Orleans, LA
September 9, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment
6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit    February 3-5, 2015    New Orleans, LA

Infocast’s 6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit debuts in New Orleans, LA, co-located with informEx for the first time to provide attendees with unparalleled networking capabilities  and access to exhibitors. Bio-based tech start-ups, brand owners, chemical majors, …

$60M Biomass Plant to Tap into Lafourche Bagasse
September 8, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(New Orleans City Business)  A Lafourche Parish mill will be the site of a $60 million biochemical facility that will turn the waste product of the sugar refining process into a useable product.

Virdia Inc. announced …

New Orleans Entrepreneur Pushing Technology to Chemically Manufacture Oil: Meet Our Reader Vote Winner
August 29, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Mark Waller (New Orleans Times Picayune) For Brandon Iglesias, there wasn’t a specific moment of revelation. Unlike some entrepreneurs, he didn’t spot a glaring gap in an industry and move in to solve the problem. …

Cool Planet to Award Contract for $56 Million Biofuels Plant in Alexandria
August 15, 2014 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune )  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a Colorado energy startup that aims to turn woodchips and other organic waste into gasoline as well as a crop-boosting soil enhancer, says it has …

Geismar Biofuel Plant Getting $15 Million Investment
August 12, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Ted Griggs (The Advocate)   Renewable Energy Group plans to spend $15 million in the next 12 months on the company’s Geismar facility, which makes diesel from animal fat.

“Some of that you’d probably consider just …

UOP’s Ecofining Tech Linked to Massive Renewable Diesel Project in Ohio
August 5, 2014 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks?

That’s the vision for a new project origination …

Obama’s Delay on Renewable Fuel Puts Producers in Bind
August 4, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

By Mark Drajem   (Bloomberg)  In the arid Imperial Valley of California, Tim Brummels is trying to turn an agricultural cousin of sugarcane into low-carbon ethanol.

It’s the kind of climate-friendly project supporters have pined for …

The 25 Hottest Topics in the Advanced Bioeconomy
July 31, 2014 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. The Hot 50 and Hot 30:  A perennial favorite. This year, Solazyme topped the list while LanzaTech slipped into second place.  …

2. The Top 100 People:  Another perennial. This …

Algae Production Industry News
July 9, 2014 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  The National Algae Association is pleased to announce that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural Algae Production, LLC of Louisiana, has broken ground on a new 10 acre algae farm. …

Renewable Energy Group Buys Tyson Foods’ Stake in Dynamic Fuels
May 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Arkansas Business)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to acquire Tyson’s 50 percent ownership of Dynamic Fuels LLC, the companies announced Wednesday.

The deal, contingent upon REG’s previously …

Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Tyson Foods’ Half Ownership of Dynamic Fuels
May 22, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group)  Deal to Result in REG Owning All of 75-Million Gallon Renewable Diesel Biorefinery

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to acquire Tyson’s 50% …

We Could See You in the Gas Tank Later, Alligator: Researchers Study Producing Biodiesel From Alligators
April 24, 2014 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Henry Fountain (The New York Times)  … “Biodiesel is made from all sorts of fats and oils,” said Ben Evans of the National Biodiesel Board, a trade group based in Washington. While oils made from …

Supercritical Biodiesel Method Creates Less Waste From Fats
April 2, 2014 – 10:15 am | No Comment

By Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Researchers reported on a novel method this week at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to produce biodiesel from crude animal fats, including waste fat from alligators, using supercritical methanol …

IMSA Green Alternative Fuels Lauded by DOE, EPA
March 15, 2014 – 11:53 pm | No Comment

Leaders from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined top executives from the automobile and fuel industries Saturday at Sebring International Raceway to praise the International Motor Sports …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects
March 11, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest …

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches
March 7, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their bio-hydrogen expression system following the …

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System April 3, 2014 New Orleans, LA
March 6, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment
Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System   April 3, 2014   New Orleans, LA

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Workshop on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the resource expansion potential for conventional refineries …

Cool Planet Breaks Ground on Commercial Facility
February 28, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Cool Planet/Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, has broken ground on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, La., dubbed Project Genesis. Permits have been received …

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop April 3, 2014 New Orleans, LA
February 18, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment
Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop     April 3, 2014   New Orleans, LA

The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop on April 3, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the potential to partner …

Future of Green Racing Looks Bright
January 25, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When the organizers of the American Le Mans Series announced the merger with NASCAR’s GRAND-AM series, we noted that the future of green racing was uncertain.  GRAND-AM vehicles never …

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production
January 15, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing of cheaper, lower quality feedstocks, is paramount. Biodiesel Magazine provides a cross-section of new technologies …

Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Syntroleum Corp.
December 18, 2013 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. and Syntroleum Corp. announced Dec. 17 that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum …

Senators Could Dethrone King Corn in Ethanol Standards
December 12, 2013 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Clare Foran (National Journal)  Senators are working on separate bills to aggressively reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol required under the renewable-fuel standard.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member …

Senate Hearing Addresses 2014 RFS Proposal
December 12, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing Dec. 11 on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2014 volume requirements under the renewable fuel …

Reshaping American Energy—A Look Back at BETO’s Accomplishments in 2013.
November 21, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  BETO recently published a new two-page overview document that highlights significant Office achievements from 2013. One noteworthy success was the demonstration of two cellulosic ethanol production processes at a cost of …

Feds Launch CSU-Run Research into Tapping Forests for Liquid Fuel
November 8, 2013 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Bruce Finley (Denver Post)   The federal government is launching a $10 million, five-year project to tap overgrown and beetle-ravaged Western U.S. forests as a new source of non-oil liquid fuel that could power cars, …

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?
October 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal was to stimulate the development and use of low-carbon, next generation biofuels – to help …

Sundrop Hopes New Plant Fuels Renewable-Energy Growth
September 16, 2013 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Thomas (Boulder County Business Report)  … “You have to have hydrogen to mass produce renewable biofuels. Natural gas is cost effective and it’s plentiful,” said Steven Silvers, spokesman for Sundrop Fuels Inc. “Every gallon …

Valero Revamps Approach to Renewable Energy
September 3, 2013 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Vickie Vaughan (Fuel Fix)  Valero Energy Corp. has been making adjustments to its investments in renewable energy.

This year the San Antonio refiner quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant …

Biodiesel Plant Reaches Capacity in US
August 29, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Diamond Green Biodiesel, a joint venture between Valero Energy and Darling International, has reached capacity during its start-up phase.

The plant, based next to Valero’s St Charles refinery in Louisiana, began operations in June …

Cool Planet to Invest $168M in Louisiana – Stealthy Biotechnology Heads for Scale
August 26, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete Cool Planet story. What is it? Why transformational? What are the next steps?  New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline.

In Louisiana, Cool Planet Energy Systems CEO Howard …

4C-Able Future: Biobased Butanol, Butadiene and BDO Are Having a Hot Year
August 22, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform — also known as C4, 4C, buta-something, Fantastic Four, or what have you.

Though two-carbon fuels such as ethanol have long dominated …

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
August 20, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations have been extended to solicit bids to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the Feedstock …

Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group
August 19, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice.

At the end of two days of recent House Energy …

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: Who Got ‘Em, What’re They Doing?
July 30, 2013 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel, Coskata and Range Fuels

Projects open …

Vulnerable Maryland Weighs Threat of Sea-Level Rise
July 29, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Darryl Fears   (The Washington Post)  It was scary enough that a team of experts on sea-level rise projected that Maryland’s coastal waters could rise to six feet in this century. But to hammer …

House Moves to Block DOD Buying Biofuels
July 26, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillen (Politico)  The House late last night approved by voice vote a measure to block the Defense Department from buying most biofuels. The measure was an amendment to the chamber’s defense spending bill …

Ethanol Responsible for This Year’s Expected Record Dead Zone, Researcher Says
July 26, 2013 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Sonoran News)  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be the biggest ever. According to researchers, corn production in the Midwest is a large reason why.

As if …

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – Where Do They Stand?
July 22, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.”  So, what do we know?

We …

In Quest for Energy, Biofuels Gaining Ground
July 18, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by James Osborne  (Dallas Morning News)   For more than 130 years, Darling International has operated in a little-known corner of U.S. industry, breaking down the leftovers of the meat industry for products including cattle feed …

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign
July 16, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim at E15 and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The ethanol industry responded and Bob Dinneen, …

Momentum: 12 Biobased Ventures Raise $435M in Q2 2013; 32 Projects Being Built off the Balance Sheet
July 10, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite negative press from Bloomberg, biobased investing is surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop.

After we profiled, last April, 17 biobased ventures who …

Largest Green Diesel Plant Completed in US, Diamond Green Diesel: Can It Make Money?
July 1, 2013 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A now-complete 142 million gallon green diesel monster project will easily deliver big on renewable energy targets and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

But it also offers a material path to profits …

Mazda Wins Again with SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel: Is It Renewable?
June 4, 2013 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  NASCAR’s sportscar racing division, GrandAm, and Green Racing aren’t words that you see together.  For one thing, GrandAm competitors race on all-petroleum race fuel. Yet, GrandAm and the American Le …

The Battle of the Beltway: DoD Awards $16M towards Parity-Cost, Drop-In, Non-Food Biofuels
May 27, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DoD goes forward, after internal wrangle, with advanced biofuels program via $16M phase 1 investment.

With industry cost share, project totals $33M: aims for sub-$4, drop-in military biofuels.

In Washington, the DoD …

Dynamic Fuels’ Renewable Diesel Refinery to Restart in July
May 13, 2013 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  During a call to discuss its first quarter financial results, Syntroleum Corp. announced that Dynamic Fuels LLC’s renewable diesel plant in Geismar, La., is expected to resume operations in July. …

BioNitrogen Signs Second Supply Agreement with United Suppliers – Is Urea on the Move?
April 5, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  In Florida, BioNitrogen Corp. announced that it has signed a supply agreement with United Suppliers, Inc. for the offtake of urea fertilizer for its planned plants in Pointe Coupee Parish, …

The Bayou State Will Benefit from a Beefed-up Biofuels Sector
March 25, 2013 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

Dr. Mike Strain (Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry/25 x ’25) … However, many do not realize that Louisiana’s strong agriculture and forestry industries have also primed us to be a national leader in new …

Cellulosic Biofuels in the US: How Much and How Soon? 2014′s Terrific Ten
March 22, 2013 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although no commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels facilities are operating in the United States at present, at least ten projects exceeding 20 million gallons per year are expected to begin operations by …

Hot Sauce! 5 Lessons Louisiana Can Teach Us about Advanced Bayoufuels
March 7, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Louisiana — hot as cayenne pepper in biofuels capacity development, but some cautionary tales there in the sauce.

When it comes to the first generation of ethanol and biodiesel-based biofuels, Louisiana …

Sundrop Fuels Buys 1,213 Acres for Alexandria-Area Biofuels Plant
March 1, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Matthews (The Town Talk)  Sundrop Fuels Inc. closed on the purchase of more than 1,213 acres of land in the Rapides Station area Thursday where the biofuels company plans to locate its plant …

Dynamic Fuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification
February 25, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased to announce that …

Mazda’s Newest Race Cars Are Powered By Chicken Guts
January 21, 2013 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

by Joann Muller (Forbes)  When the grueling 2013 Rolex 24 endurance race kicks off at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 26, the field will include three Mazda6 race cars powered by an unusual type of renewable fuel.

The ultra-clean, synthetic …

LSU AgCenter to Open Pilot Biofuels Plant Jan. 25
January 11, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(The Town Talk)  The LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute plans a Jan. 25 opening for a pilot plant designed to produce biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural crops and byproducts.

The centerpiece of the AgCenter’s sustainable bioproducts …

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013
January 1, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters.  Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. …

What Do People Think About Biofuels?
December 27, 2012 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  What do people in the Southeast think about biofuels? Do they support biofuel ventures? Who will grow the biomass? Will those in established industries fight against it? These are just a …

Energy Cane for Biomass Promising in South Carolina Testing
December 27, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Roy Robertson (Southeast Farm Press)  • Steve Kresovich is part of a team of USC researchers looking for crops that can be adapted to less productive and often under-utilized South Carolina soils.

• The end …

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel
November 12, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85).  It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too …

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy …

LSU AgCenter Studying Switchgrass as Biofuel Feedstock
November 8, 2012 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Advocate)  An LSU AgCenter forestry researcher is looking at a fast-growing plant called switchgrass as a potential biofuel feedstock.

Switchgrass needs little fertilizer and can tolerate drought and floods, Michael Blazier said — and …

Using Manure To Mend Mine-Damaged Soils
November 1, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(USDA Agricultural Research Service)  From 1850 to 1950, the Tri-State Mining District of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma produced 50 percent of the zinc and 10 percent of the lead in the United …

The October Surprise: BP Cancels Plans for US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 26, 2012 – 9:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, BP announced it is canceling plans to build a 36 million gallon commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Highlands County. The company said that it would refocus its US …

Sundrop Fuels Plant Said to Be on Track in Rapides Parish
October 24, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Billy Gunn (TheTownTalk.com)  …Not quite one year ago, Louisiana Economic Development chief Stephen Moret and local economic development officials announced that Sundrop Fuels would locate its biofuels plant at a site off Interstate 49 …

The Stampede of Elephants: Biofuels and Big Balance Sheets
October 23, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we’ll look at the bigger balance sheets to see who is investing what, and when, with whom, and why.

…We’ve also focused here, for the sake of brevity, on those …

Ethanol Myth Busting at Automotive Event
October 16, 2012 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A panel consisting of an automotive technician, an automotive engineer and an ethanol industry representative had the opportunity to bust some myths about ethanol at the National Automotive Service Task Force …

CARS Will Feature Ethanol This Year
October 15, 2012 – 8:52 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Congress of Automotive Repair and Service, with the clever acronym of CARS, coming up next week in New Orleans is boasting more mechanical attendees, vendors and attractions than in recent years …

The Greening of Dow, the Dao of Dow
October 15, 2012 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The story goes back some time, at least to the formation of Cargill Dow – now NatureWorks – a joint venture which Dow eventually left to Cargill as Dow’s views …

The Sherpas: 7 Biofuels Feedstock Developers Clearing Paths to the Summit
October 15, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges.  Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock …

Enterprise Holdings Pilots Renewable Synthetic Diesel for Airport Shuttle Buses
September 27, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Enterprise Holdings)  Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is piloting a program with Mansfield Oil Company to use renewable synthetic diesel fuel in …

Finding the Right Biofuels for the Southeast: A Range of Alternatives
September 19, 2012 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …Of the five regions, the Southeast has the greatest natural capacity in the continental United States, with sufficient sunshine, soils, water, and other natural resources to produce more …

Top Ten: Britain’s Most Progressive Biofuel and Biochemical Companies
September 4, 2012 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Aylott (National Non-Food Crops Centre)   NNFCC gives its top ten of Britain’s most progressive biofuel and biochemical companies.

TMO Renewables …

Green Biologics …

British Airways …

Ensus …

BP …

Johnson Matthey …

Croda …

INEOS Bio …
Harvest Energy …
Greenergy … …

Syntroleum Announces Dynamic Fuels Receipt of Renewable Gasoline Registration From EPA
August 17, 2012 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(Syntroleum)  Syntroleum Corporation,  a renewable and synthetic fuels technology company, today announced that Dynamic Fuels, LLC has been granted Part 79 registration for its Renewable Gasoline Blendstock 10 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). …