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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Set a High Bar for Non-Pricing Climate Policies
June 9, 2017 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(MarketWired/Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission)  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that some — but not all — additional GHG policies can support carbon pricing in driving low-cost emissions reductions  —  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new and …

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair — May 4, 2017 — Online
April 26, 2017 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(Science Magazine)  Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations …

Fuel Economy Rules: Someone Is Listening
March 27, 2017 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was a welcome reality check for what is a complex …

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund
November 21, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge …

Biofuels Want Level Playing Field
September 14, 2016 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

(KTIC/DTN/Progressive Farmer) With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries that could bode well for …

USDA Advances On-Farm Biofuel Production
August 4, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Farming)  USDA researchers demonstrated a mobile biofuel processing unit on a Montgomery County farm last week, moving the technology a step closer to commercial reality.
“The idea is to go to the …

This Scientist Just Changed How We Think about Climate Change with One GIF
May 12, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the …

US House Defense Appropriation Bill Would Stop the US Navy from Purchasing Bio-Jetfuels and Bio-Based Diesel for the US Fleet House Subcommittee on Defense Votes Today (5/11/16) at 5:30 pm EDT
May 11, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Defense Department Budget put together by Republican leadership would stop the US Navy from buying biofuels for the Fleet. This would end the “Great Green Fleet” and related …

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean
March 19, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a protein source, soybean only provides the equivalent of about one barrel of oil per acre. …

EPA Hanky-Panky With Big Oil Hinted at in Records Spat
March 4, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Britain Eakin (Courthouse News Service/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Environmental regulators are keeping a lid on the defective vehicle-emissions model they adopted after working with oil interests, activists claim in Federal Court.
Dubbed MOVES2014 in the complaint …

UK Renewable Energy Trade Group Calls on Government to Back On-Site AD
March 1, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  The Renewable Energy Association (REA), a UK-based renewable energy trade body, has issued a new report calling on the UK government to support on-site anaerobic digestion (AD).
In its new report, …

The Little Photosynthetic Monster: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to ZeaKal
February 24, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) PhotoSeed technology  READ MORE

Olso Airport to Supply Air BP Biojet via Main Fuel Hydrant System
January 29, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(BP/Biomass Magazine)  In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, together with Norwegian airport operator Avinor, and sustainable biofuel specialist SkyNRG, have announced the results of a successful collaboration for commercial supply of jet biofuel …

New York Is Investigating Exxon Mobil for Allegedly Misleading the Public about Climate Change
November 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal …

Best Halloween Costume Goes to Carbon Dioxide!
November 2, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

It’s Politico Morning Energy’s Eric Wolff and his twins embodying an idea suggested by Cheryl Wilson of Bloomberg Intelligence.  READ MORE

All RTC Buses to Run on Biodiesel Soon
October 4, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  The Transport Department has decided to run all State Road Transport Corporation (RTCs) buses on biodiesel in the next four months.
The first batch of 10 buses running on biodiesel was flagged off by …

Evidence Shows RFS is Critical to Meeting GHG Reduction Goals
August 28, 2015 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Given the commitment the Obama administration has long shown to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reversing the changes they are making on our climate, the White House’s deaf ear when it …

Young Conservatives Press Republican Presidential Debaters on Energy Policy
August 7, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Andrew Revkin (The New York Times)   Young conservatives press the case for energy-policy sanity as Republican presidential candidates take the stage in Cleveland. READ MORE

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

Global AgInvesting 2015 April 27-30 New York, NY
February 13, 2015 – 8:23 pm | No Comment
Global AgInvesting 2015   April 27-30   New York, NY

Now in its seventh year, Global AgInvesting 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including …

EPA: 2014 Cellulosic RIN Generation Tops 33 Million
January 16, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. EIA data currently …

Scholarships for National Ethanol Conference
November 14, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Students interested in the ethanol industry have a chance to attend the 2015 National Ethanol Conference in Grapevine, Texas through a scholarship opportunity offered by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and …

Ensyn Initiates Generation & Sale of Cellulosic RINs Under the RFS2 Program; Ensyn RINs Are Awarded QAP Status
November 10, 2014 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(MarketWired/Ensyn)  Ensyn is pleased to announce that it has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and that Ensyn’s D7 cellulosic RINs have …

Branstad: EPA Chief Misled Ethanol Producers, Farmers
September 26, 2014 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Chris Doering (Des Moines Register)  As the White House moves closer to a decision on how much ethanolshould be included in the gasoline supply, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad charged the head of the agency overseeing …

The Next Government’s Blueprint for Green Energy
September 15, 2014 – 7:55 pm | One Comment

(Renewable Energy Association) REA sets out comprehensive manifesto for renewable heat, power and transport
The next government will be responsible for the UK succeeding – or failing – in meeting its 2020 renewable energy targets. It could …

7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block November 6-7, 2014 Berlin, Germany
June 14, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block     November 6-7, 2014      Berlin, Germany

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) will host its 7th International Conference in Berlin on 6 and 7 November 2014.
This year the conference will focus mainly on the numerous options for the chemical industry regarding the …

EPA Tier 3 Rule Sets E10 as New Test Fuel
March 4, 2014 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA final rule for emission standards for cars and gasoline made E10 the new federal emissions test fuel, finalized specifications for E85 test fuel for flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) and left …

Options Sought on Dealing with Increased Ethanol Truck Traffic
July 17, 2013 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Uriah Kiser (Potomac Local News)  Increased truck traffic with tankers carrying ethanol has become an issue facing commuters, residents, and Dumfries town officials and residents.
The trucks would travel from U.S. 1 in Dumfries to the …

REQUEST FOR PAPERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD DEADLINE: March 2, 2013
February 11, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment
REQUEST FOR PAPERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD   DEADLINE: March 2, 2013

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area, is an opportunity for you—whether you’re a scientist, decision-maker, student, or advocate—to propel your understanding of green chemistry and …

Fertile Soil Doesn’t Fall from the Sky
December 17, 2012 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research – UFZ/The AlphaGalileo Foundation)  The contribution of bacterial remnants to soil fertility has been underestimated until now.
Remains of dead bacteria have far greater meaning for soils than previously assumed. Around …

46% of You Expect to See Biofuels IPOs in the Next 12 Months
December 17, 2012 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(World Biofuels Markets)  The Biofuels Industry Survey Results: Key findings ahead of the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition
In a recent survey we conducted to bioenergy leading industry experts ahead of the 8th annual World …

FRIM Ready to Produce Biodiesel
December 14, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(The Star Online)  SETIU: The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has been successful in growing 6,000 ‘Jarak Pagar’ (Jatropa Curcas) trees, and now, it is ready to plant these trees on a large scale.
The …

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US
April 18, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Emily McMahon (Renewable Waste Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of an incredibly lucrative opportunity, states new research.
The drive towards renewable energy targets makes the need …

Advanced Biofuels USA office closed
March 29, 2012 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off on Advanced Biofuels USA office closed

The Advanced Biofuels USA office will be closed from March 30 to April 6.We will not be providing daily updates at this time.
Until we are back, here are resources you can use to continue to …

Alternative Fuels for Aviation Overview on Current Initiatives and Identified Research Needs
March 27, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The report deals with the question “why sustainable alternative fuels are important for aviation, shows technology options, initiatives, links, documents and further research needs. The objective of the meeting between experts of both …

US Ethanol: Evolving Export Opportunities March 22, 2012 Webinar
March 2, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

US ethanol exports nearly tripled in 2011 and Brazil was seen as the largest consumer of US-produced biofuel. Wide open arbitrage opportunities and demanding US regulations have meant that Brazil still sees value in sending …

Canada Ethanol Policy Hurts Livestock Farmers: Report
February 1, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Rod Nickel (Reuters)  Ethanol production has boosted the prices of grains that Canadian farmers buy to raise cattle and pigs, and Ottawa should curb or eliminate its support for the industry, an agriculture research …

Mississippi State Licenses MSW Conversion Tech to Harrelson & Assoc.
July 21, 2011 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A novel waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is moving out of the lab and into the marketplace thanks to a licensing agreement between …

Zambia: Bio-Fuel Association to Enhance Awareness
April 1, 2011 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  The Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) will this year enhance public awareness programmes on biofuel.
BAZ chairperson Thomson Sinkala said in an interview that the organisation would increase public awareness activities because they were a …

Update on DDCE Cellulosic Ethanol Projects
February 7, 2011 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Two and a half years ago DuPont partnered with Danisco (whom DuPont is now acquiring) to create DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE). In just a short amount of time, the venture …

Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions 11-12 ET February 9, 2011 Webinar
February 3, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment
Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions  11-12 ET  February 9, 2011 Webinar

Join us for a free webinar with the authors of the report Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions.
The webinar will walk through the report findings and give participants the opportunity to ask questions of the authors.  READ …

Advanced Biofuels USA Stuck in the Snow, Washington Post Interview
January 28, 2011 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) It’s called making the best of an awful situation.
Advanced Biofuels USA board member, Bob Kozak, and executive director Joanne Ivancic carpooled to Washington DC from the organization’s office …

Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Study: Chassis Dynamometer Study of Flex-Fuel Vehicles
October 12, 2009 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

The objective of this study was to determine the fuel efficiencies and emission
profiles of flex fuel vehicles operating on different ethanol blends (E10, E20, E30, and
E85).
 
… The E85 fuel blend consumed less BTU’s per mile …

Biochar’s Likely Market Impacts
August 27, 2009 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA (Alt Energy Stocks)  Biochar, or amending soil with biomass-derived carbon, shows great potential to improve the productivity of soils, as well as to increase the utilization of fertilizers by plants, …

Jatropha: Not a Miracle Biofuel Crop After All?
August 5, 2009 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Discover)  The oil-rich and weedy plant jatropha has been hailed as the most promising source of biofuel on the planet, and one airline has already begun testing a jatropha-derived fuel in its jumbo jets. But …

Neste Oil’s Renewable Diesel Plant in Finland on Full Capacity
July 31, 2009 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

Neste Oil has increased its capacity to produce NExBTL renewable diesel following the start-up of a second dedicated NExBTL plant at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo. The new plant will be capable of producing …

Green Skies Thinking: Promoting the Development and Commercialisation of Sustainable Bio-jet Fuels
July 28, 2009 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

The latest research note from the UK’s Policy Exchange recommends that bio-jet fuels should become a priority for the aviation industry; that they represent the only viable option for significantly reducing emissions from aviation without cutting the number …

From Soy to Mulit-Feedstock Biodiesel Plant in Minnesota
June 29, 2009 – 9:49 am | No Comment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA Rural Development has approved a $25 million loan to enable a Minnesota biodiesel facility to diversify its operations and significantly expand the production of advanced biofuels.  “The …

Sudan Inaugurates Biofuel Plant
June 17, 2009 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

Sudan will begin producing ethanol from sugar cane with a target of 200 million litres in two years, President Omar al-Beshir said on Wednesday at the inauguration of a new plant.  State company Kenana, which …

EESI Hosts Congressional Briefing on Alternative Transportation Fuels: Biofuels
May 13, 2009 – 9:30 am | No Comment

On May 12, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing to examine the economic, energy security, climate, and other environmental issues associated with biofuels—liquid fuels derived from plant, animal, or other organic …

4-Part Advanced Biofuels Primer Published
May 7, 2009 – 11:45 am | No Comment

Created by Advanced Biofuels USA, Inc., this series of primers available on the Education/Primer pages of the web site describes, step by step,

what advanced biofuels are,
why they are important, 
what key laws and regulations have been passed …

12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum May 14, 2009 Washington, DC
April 10, 2009 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum  May 14, 2009 Washington, DC

FREE  9 AM to 5 PM  The Sustainable Energy Coalition—in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses—presents the 12th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & …

National Algae Association’s Fifth Quarterly Conference for Commercialization of “Algae: The New Oil,” April 30 – May 1, 2009, Houston, TX.
April 1, 2009 – 11:04 am | No Comment

Origin Oil will be providing process details of its innovative single-step process to extract oil from algae. BioCentrics will be unveiling its algae pro closed loop photobioreactor, and a prototype commercial-scale vertical closed-loop photobioreactor will …

New Catalyst Paves the Path for Ethanol-Powered Fuel Cells
January 29, 2009 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Delaware and Yeshiva University, has developed a new catalyst that could make ethanol-powered …