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Ukrteplo Seeks to Invest UAH 2.5 ln in Biofuel CHPP, Ethanol Plant in Odesa Region
August 4, 2017 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(Ukraine Open for Business) The Ukrteplo Group, operating the largest network of biofuel boilers in the country, intends to build a combined heat and power plant (CHPP) with a capacity of 12 MW in Odesa region. …

Anatomy of a Renewable Fuels Project: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ryze Renewables’ Proposed Nevada Plants
August 4, 2017 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ryze Renewables is developing two renewable fuels projects in the state of Nevada.  These documents published are available online via the state of Nevada as public records. While researching a related …

The Renewing of Nevada Renewable fuels and the Rise of Ryze Renewables
August 4, 2017 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nevada, Ryze Renewables has two new renewable diesel projects totaling $250M now in planning for the Nevada and Las Vegas areas.

This project is bigger: equipment costs have grown from …

Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy
August 4, 2017 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by James Wilt (Renewable Energy World)  A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually requires a wide range …

Marginal Lands for Growing Industrial Crops – Turning a Burden into an Opportunity
August 3, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based News)  U research project MAGIC kicks off  —  On 4-5 July 2017, the 25 partners involved in the EU funded research project MAGIC held their kick-off meeting at the Copa-Cogeca secretariat in Brussels. Led …

This New Teesside Company Needs 50 Tonnes of Birch – EVERY DAY!
August 3, 2017 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Mike Hughes (Gazette Live)  Nova Pangaea Technologies at Wilton will convert trees into sugars to make household items  —  … One of the region’s newest tech companies needs 50 tonnes of it EVERY DAY to …

EPA Will Reject Change that Trump Backer Icahn Sought
August 3, 2017 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico)  The Trump administration plans to reject a proposal that would let oil refiners off the hook for complying with the federal ethanol mandate, a senior administration official told POLITICO, dashing the …

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Launches Cassava Out-Grower Programme for Bioethanol Project
August 3, 2017 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year of bioethanol for Zambia’s ethanol-fuel …

EPA Seeks Comment on Nominations to “Augmented” Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
August 3, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson and Campbell, PC)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register noticeon August 3, 2017, providing the names and affiliations of additional candidates currently under consideration for appointment to the Science Advisory Committee on …

Research Aims to ‘Co-Optimize’ Biofuels for Future Engines
August 3, 2017 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Agri-Pulse)  Research aimed at finding the right combination of fuels and engine technology that would maximize a car’s performance while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions has reached a milestone that ethanol advocates hope gets wider …

RFA Chief Says He’s Still Concerned RINs Market Is Being Manipulated
August 3, 2017 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Barber (Oil Price Information Service)  The head of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says the ethanol industry group remains concerned that “market manipulation” is a “significant factor” driving the price of Renewable Identification …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 3, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

In commenting to Biofuels International about the UK government’s decision to ban new petroleum and diesel cars by 2040, Devin Walker, chief technical officer of Renovare Fuels based in London noted that in some circumstances …

Electric Cars Have Higher Lifecycle Emissions than Liquid Fuels, Says Renewables Expert
August 3, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an “unrealistic policy”, according to renewable energy expert Devin Walker. Significantly, Walker also notes that in …

LA Transitioning to Fully Electric Bus Fleet – But Is It Really the Answer?
August 3, 2017 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Los Angeles is to transition to a fully electric, zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030, according to recently announced plans.  The Californian city has a reputation for extreme bouts of smog, something city authorities …

A Micro Digester to Improve Accessibility to Biogas in Colombia
August 3, 2017 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Eric Charles Peterson (Biogas Channel)  At the University of Icesi a new project has begun to support rural communities in Colombia. This is a 200-litre capacity covered micro-digester, built using locally available materials and fuelled by …

RNG Stakeholders Testify at EPA Renewable Fuel Volume Standard Hearing
August 3, 2017 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Several renewable natural gas stakeholders attended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public comment hearing today on the 2018 Renewable Fuel Volume Standard Proposed Rule to advocate for RNG transportation fuel under …

Biofuels Drive Innovation
August 3, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Wesley K. Clark (Denver Post) … It is no accident that spikes in the cost of fuel have become further and farther between, despite near ceaseless turmoil in many regions of the world. Oil production …

Materials – Cooking up Biofuel
August 3, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The …

Nitin Gadkari Pushes for Large-Scale Introduction of Biofuel Vehicles
August 3, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jyotika Sood (LiveMint)  Nitin Gadkari directs NITI Aayog to study automobile standards developed by China for various methanol-powered vessels like cars and ships, and prepare a report  —  Union minister for road transport and highways …

Ingham Biofuel Production Facility Gets Funding Boost
August 3, 2017 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Office of Queensland Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines) The Palaszczuk Government is providing a $1.17 million loan to help make North Queensland Bio‑Energy’s proposed $640 million biorefinery near Ingham a reality.
Minister for …

Minnesota Rejects Request From Truckers to Delay Plan to Mandate B20 Biofuel Mix
August 3, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Transport Topics)  Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials have rejected a request by the state’s trucking association to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state …

Queensland Mandate Key to Biofuels Boost
August 3, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(My Sunshine Coast)  The Australia biodiesel industry is still trying to negotiate deals with oil companies to ramp up production, despite the introduction of a second State mandate, Chief Executive Officer of the Biofuels Association …

Catalysis on a Hot Tin Roof: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the ChemCatBio Consortium
August 3, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, the consortium works “with …

Energy Department Announces Additional MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Award
August 2, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will award a fourth project—up to $1.8 million—under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity. In August 2016, DOE’s Bioenergy …

MN Soybean Unveils Minnesota Tough Biodiesel Truck
August 2, 2017 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council unveiled a DieselSellerz original biodiesel truck this week at the Minnesota Farmfest.
The DieselSellerz is the “world’s largest diesel truck classifieds community,” with a crew that has …

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit — January 24-25, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium
August 2, 2017 – 12:56 pm | No Comment
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit   —   January 24-25, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will …

Ethanol Makers Steer away from Fuel, Turn to Booze
August 2, 2017 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters/St. Louis Today)  A U.S. glut of fuel-grade ethanol has major producers, including Green Plains Inc. and industry pioneer Archer Daniels Midland Co., pursuing other markets and idling excess …

Summer Farm Bill Road Trips: Ag Secretary Kicks off RV Tour as House Committee Continues its Listening Tour
August 2, 2017 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … The House Agriculture Committee has its road trip, labeled “Conversations in the Field,” which included a field hearing in Texas on Monday and another one at Farmfest in …

EPA SAB to Review Biogenic Carbon Framework at August Meeting
August 2, 2017 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced the Scientific Advisory Board will conduct a quality review of the agency’s draft framework for assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources at a meeting in August.
According …

Researchers Tap Papaya-Loving Algae to Make “Home-Grown” Biodiesel for Hawaii
August 2, 2017 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jan Suszkiw (U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using a type of green algae known as Auxenochlorella protothecoides (formerly Chlorella protothecoides).
Oh, …

‘We’ll Have to Become Electricity Traders’ – Biofuels Market Reacts to UK Petrol Ban
August 2, 2017 – 9:54 am | No Comment

by Vicky Ellis (ICIS)  European biofuels market participants are wondering what their role will be in the future after the UK became the latest country to announce on Wednesday a ban on all conventional petrol and …

OFTEC’s Future Vision Launched at Annual Conference
August 2, 2017 – 9:45 am | No Comment

(OFTEC)  … OFTEC CEO Paul Rose formally shared OFTEC’s vision for the future with attendees on Tuesday 20 June at The Hilton Puckrup Hotel near Tewkesbury. The vision focuses on a two-stage approach, looking at …

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana
August 2, 2017 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s patented ALDUO system, a …

Make-Ready: Decision Time at the Bioeconomy’s Gettysburg
August 2, 2017 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts are the headliners in a battle in and about Washington DC this week. You can call it what you want: it’s …

The Sweet Smell of Success…and Beets!
August 1, 2017 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Treasure Coast Research Park)  … On Wednesday, June 14th, a team of research and industry leaders established through the leadership of St. Lucie County’s Treasure Coast Research Park, gathered at Tropicana’s feed processing facility in Fort …

First Biomethane Vehicle Refueling Station Opens in Italy
August 1, 2017 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal/European Biogas Association)  The first biomethane filling station for vehicles came into operation in early July. The facility is located at Montello SpA plant in Bergamo (Italy), which uses only the gas generated by …

Assessing the Pulse of the Next Farm Bill Debate
August 1, 2017 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, David Orden (FarmDocDaily)   Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy …

There’s More than Corn in Indiana – Corn Uses That Is
August 1, 2017 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Kitty Conley (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  Indiana Corn Farmers are keeping their products close to home, at least as far as farmer Larry Bucher is concerned.
He farms about 1,200 acres of land, most of which is in …

RFA Urges EPA to Increase Cellulosic Ethanol RVO
August 1, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen today urged the Environmental Protection Agency to increase its proposed cellulosic ethanol requirement to reflect growing bolt-on technologies at existing ethanol plants.
“We understand …

NBB Has Strong Showing at RFS Public Hearing, Calls for Higher Biodiesel Volumes
August 1, 2017 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA …

HGVs Fuelled with Compressed Biomethane Emit 84% Less CO2
August 1, 2017 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lorries using the UK’s first gas filling station emitted 84% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than equivalent diesel vehicles, a newly released study claims.

The UK’s biggest gas network, Cadent, commissioned independent analysis of the …

Strength through Choice: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s military biofuels program
August 1, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To explain the Navy’s marine and aviation biofuels program, Chris Tindal gave the following presentation at ABLC 2017 — focusing on efforts to internationalize the supply. As we described it …

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — July 16-19, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA
July 31, 2017 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology   —   July 16-19, 2018   —   Philadelphia, PA

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels and more. …

University of Delaware Researchers Look to Make Tires Made from Plants and Wood
July 31, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online) … Researchers at the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation say they have discovered a highly efficient way to convert plant matter into a chemical used to make everything from car tires …

Scientists Determine Algae Biofuel Composition
July 31, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)  Scientists have used high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the composition of a biofuel obtained from the microalgae Spirulina platensis. The researchers studied two biofuel fractions obtained using a special …

Mexico’s Ethanol Boost Fuels Cross-Border Environmental Debate
July 31, 2017 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Emily Pickrell  (Bloomberg)  Mexico’s decision to nearly double the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline is pitting two big winners—U.S. corn growers and ethanol producers—against some environmental activists and Mexico’s own auto industry.
Last month …

Will the 2040 Ban Mean the End of Biofuels?
July 31, 2017 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Raffaella Ocone (Heriot-Watt University/The Eidenburgh Reporter)    Does the 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars mean the death of biofuels?  —  One question that arises from the announcement by the UK government that new …

RFA Revs Up for Sturgis
July 31, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ten percent ethanol is the official fuel of the Buffalo Chip Campgroundfor the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 4-13 in Sturgis, S.D.
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is teaming up with the Buffalo Chip …

Why Ethanol Is in Gas
July 31, 2017 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Yakima Herald)  To the editor — The Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires refiners to blend an increasing amount of ethanol and other biofuels into petroleum, was enacted in part to help bring …

Hitting a New High – Hemp Industry and Innovations Continue to Grow Like Weeds
July 31, 2017 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofueland is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers more than 80 new hemp …

Tiny Element, Big Impact: Hydrogen Power, Amplified
July 31, 2017 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Energy Today/Carnegie Mellon University)  How do you efficiently isolate hydrogen, unlocking its full potential as a primary, mainstream source of energy?  —  The universe consists of a number of elements, the most abundant of which …

LanzaTech Collaborates With Swayana (South Africa) to Use Carbon Capture Technology
July 31, 2017 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International/Lanza Tech/Swayana)  South African company, Swayana is collaborating with carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, with headquarters in Chicago USA, to introduce their proprietary carbon capture technology to South Africa.
LanzaTech’s first commercial facility will be online at the …

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?
July 31, 2017 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals.
Using wind, solar, …

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021
July 28, 2017 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North …

Strengthening Value Chain Linkages to Improve Profitability and Sustainability of Cassava Production Systems in SE Asia
July 28, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Newby (Capacities Development for Agriculture Innovation System (CDAIS))    Throughout Southeast Asia, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an increasingly important crop in terms of both rural livelihoods and regional economic development. Cassava production in …

Notice of Opportunity To Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris (Sugar Beets) for Use in Biofuel Production
July 28, 2017 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris (sugar beets) for use …

Federal Court Hands Ethanol Industry Big Victory on EPA Fuel Mandate
July 28, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  A federal appeals court on Friday handed the ethanol industry a major victory, ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration fundamentally misinterpreted its authority under the national …

House Committee Debates Future Federal Support of Biofuels
July 28, 2017 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Sara Taginawa (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On Tuesday, July 25, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing examining the future of biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to …

Small Scale, Self-Contained–Key Concepts at EnergyPath 2017
July 28, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “The goal of EnergyPath is to increase in knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.”  Every region, if not every state, should …

Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell Discusses Biofuels
July 26, 2017 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Chris Burns (North Queensland Register)  …  Cloncurry mayor Greg Campbell said that the shire council was working with development group Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ) to examine the potential types of biofuel …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s Biofuels Potential
July 26, 2017 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can camelina oil be a viable substitute as a biodiesel feedstocks, given that palm oil has received so much negative attention in Europe at least. In this deck, industry consultants …

Heard on the Floor at the Bio World Congress: The Top Storylines from Day 2
July 26, 2017 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)te dialogue around advanced fuels has become about the actions of doers, rather than the aspirations of inventors.
3 Hot Newstories from the World Congress Floor
1. Praj-Gevo Going commercial with …

The Time Has Come for RFS Reform
July 26, 2017 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Mike McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biofuels Digest) In December of 2007, President Bush—with overwhelming bipartisan support—signed the RFS2 into law. Since that time, it has become clear the law has worked for first-generation corn ethanol and …

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?
July 25, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by …

Proposal on Biodiesel Regulations Concerning to Ethanol Producers
July 25, 2017 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (BH News Service/Daily Nonpareil)  … But it is the biodiesel part that really has people asking what is going on. The EPA has proposed that 2.1 billion gallons of diesel produced from sources …

Tata Motors Unveils India’s First Biomethane Bus and Engines
July 25, 2017 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Tata Motors/NGV Journal)  Tata Motors has unveiled the country’s first biomethane-powered bus at the Bio-energy program, called ‘Urja Utsav’, organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of …

New Additive Hands Biodiesel the Win as Cleanest Liquid Fuel in the U.S.
July 25, 2017 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  CARB approval makes America’s Advanced Biofuel key to meet carbon reduction goals  —  The California Air Resource Board announced on July 20, 2017 that it has certified a biodiesel additive that will make …

Gevo and Praj Link up to Push ahead with Isobutanol Technology
July 25, 2017 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  India-based bioethanol company Praj Industries will be working with US-based advanced biofuels company Gevo to use Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses.
This follows on the back of Praj’s development …

No Passports, More Turbulence and Standing Cabins – 18 Ways Flying Is Going to Change
July 25, 2017 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Natalie Paris  (The Telegraph)  … Within 10 years   …   Wider use of biofuels  —  Biofuels could be the answer. Efforts to reduce pollution from aircraft have focused on the use of biofuels …

British Operator Will Trial Biogas Trucks under Demanding-Duty Cycle
July 25, 2017 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Cenex (UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies) announced logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will trial the effectiveness of low-emissions natural gas heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) operating as parts of large …

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association to Partner with below50 to Scale up Development and Use of Low-Carbon Fuels
July 25, 2017 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(JustMeans.com/Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA))  Today at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed a partnership agreement to scale …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ECO-BIO 2018 — March 4-8, 2018 — Dublin, Ireland DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
July 25, 2017 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  ECO-BIO 2018 — March 4-8, 2018 — Dublin, Ireland     DEADLINE:  September 15, 2017

ECO-BIO 2018 will highlight the latest research and innovation towards developing industrially viable, safe and ecologically friendly biobased (renewable biological sources) solutions to build a sustainable society.
A topical and comprehensive programme will include: plenary and …

ECO-BIO 2018 — March 4-8, 2018 — Dublin, Ireland
July 25, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
ECO-BIO 2018   —   March 4-8, 2018   —   Dublin, Ireland

One of the main challenges of today’s society involves the much needed transition from an almost exclusively fossil-based economy to a more sustainable one, in order to counteract and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases …

Motorists Give Green Light to E10 Fuel
July 25, 2017 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) … A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed that over 82% of motorists supported the Government promoting E10 – a more environmentally friendly …

Algae Cultivation Technique Could Advance Biofuels
July 25, 2017 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Tina Hilding  (Washington State University)   Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, …

Young Nebraskan Launches Gubernatorial Campaign on Ag, Hemp and Biofuel Platform
July 25, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, the governor has competition for the Republican primary election next year in a young woman who is putting the focus on strengthening agriculture with a platform that heavily supports hemp …

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues
July 25, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on …

Hampden Trash-to-Energy Plant on Track to Open April 1 of Next Year
July 25, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be up and running by April 1, 2018, according to the partnership that is building it.
Sargent …

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers and Automakers Sign Cooperation Accord
July 25, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto)  … Sugar cane-based ethanol, besides powering electricity generation, manages to capture 90% of CO2 emissions throughout its life cycle (from well to wheel). Yet this sector here in Brazil has plotted an …

M’sia Targets 50% Rise in Palm Product Exports to Philippines by 2020
July 25, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(The Star)  Malaysia is targetting the export of palm oil and palm-based products to the Philippines to increase by 50% to RM3bil by 2020, from RM1.99bil recorded in 2015.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri …

India Gets Its First R&D Facility For BS-VI Fuels
July 25, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Rajkamal Narayanan (DriveSpark)  India has received its first R&D facility for high-end BS-VI (BS6) fuels, operated by the Indian Oil Corp (IOC). The facility is located in Delhi and was inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan, …

Products, and Open for Contract Manufacturing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to REG Life Sciences
July 25, 2017 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In January 2014, REG acquired LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million. Most of the old LS9 team, including the entire R&D leadership group, joined the newly named …

Top 10 Storylines: Heard on the Floor at the 2017 BIO World Congress
July 25, 2017 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industrial biotech’s biggest and grandest show, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, opened today in Montreal and BIO itself was in the newsframe with a striking report debunking myths around …

Italy’s ‘First’ Municipal Waste to Methane Plant Inaugurated
July 25, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new plant for the production of biomethane and carbon dioxide has been inaugurated and started operation in Montello, Italy. The biogas upgrading plant is the ‘first’ in Italy able to produce biomethane …

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia
July 25, 2017 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in the relatively near future, according …

New Grant Will Shift Focus of UW-Madison Alternative Fuel Research Center away from Ethanol
July 24, 2017 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

by Nico Savidge (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  A UW-Madison research center that has used the university’s largest-ever federal grant to develop ethanol technology over the past decade will shift its focus to other alternative fuels after …

Malaysia and Indonesia Ready to Fight EU at WTO over Palm Oil Ban
July 24, 2017 – 7:58 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, during a meeting between the trade ministers for Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries expressed deep disappointment in the allegedly unfair treatment by the EU on palm oil in favor of …

6th Annual US Biogas 2017 — October 25-26, 2017 — San Diego, CA
July 24, 2017 – 6:36 pm | No Comment
6th Annual US Biogas 2017   —   October 25-26, 2017   —   San Diego, CA

Secure your business in the growth of U.S biogas to RNG (Renewable Natural Gas) markets  —  Join over 200 biogas and RNG experts at the 2017 conference to learn how to develop profitable biogas projects …

Rice Aids in the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks
July 24, 2017 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rice is a staple food for over half of the world’s population and a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum, switchgrass, …

Onken Racing’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat Earns Top Honors
July 24, 2017 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 16, the American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat took home “Top Gun” honors at the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Shootout with a 200-mph run.  
The American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat boat routinely …

Indonesia Supports Fuel Ethanol, but Can’t Fund It
July 24, 2017 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says it would like to implement fuel ethanol production incentives, but is unable to fund them.
MEMR recently released a new formula that could start the …

Divestment Is Shifting the Geopolitics of Fossil Fuels
July 24, 2017 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Penney Kome (rabble.ca)  …   Almost everyone is targeting fossil fuel consumption and, by extension, Big Oil. Most of us see the oil business as gas stations, or as mammoth corporations, or as roughnecks wrestling with …

New Report Calls for Cap on Biofuels Crops Grown by Farmers
July 24, 2017 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(FG Insight)  A new report commissioned by the Government has called for a cap on the amount of crops which can be grown for biofuels to avoid inadvertently increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Instead, the researchers from …

University of Kentucky CAER’s Biofuels Group Receives $2M to Support Novel Emissions Research
July 24, 2017 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(University of Kentucky)  The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop new emissions technology for low-temperature gasoline.
The …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
July 24, 2017 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

Ramanan Krishnamoorti (University of Houston/Houston Chronicle), commenting on what is needed for a transition to electric vehicles: “Without big jumps in energy efficiency and conservation, an all electric fleet will require doubling existing base load …

Welcome to ‘All of the Above’ Transportation
July 24, 2017 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Ramanan Krishnamoorti (University of Houston/Houston Chronicle)  … It won’t happen overnight. Barriers remain, from range anxiety with full electric vehicles to an already overburdened and aging electric grid. Affordable grid-scale energy storage remains elusive.

Transportation makes up …

OUR OPINION: EPA’s RFS Proposal Is Mixed Bag for Farm States
July 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Sioux City Journal)  Announcement earlier this month by the Environmental Protection Agency on new volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standards program produced a mixed bag of news for farm states like Iowa, Nebraska and South …

Let’s Not Return to the Failed Protectionism over Ethanol
July 24, 2017 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen and Joel Velasco (Renewable Fuels Association/Estadao (translation of Op-Ed))  … With all of this progress then, we two old warriors have to ask, why is Brazil contemplating a return to the anti-free trade, …

WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications — July 25, 2017
July 24, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications   —   July 25, 2017

Biochar is made by applying heat to biomass in the absence of oxygen. Flame carbonization uses the flame itself to exclude oxygen. Flame carbonization methods can produce high quality biochar from low value biomass waste …

Sugarlogix Researchers Go from Fuel to Food
July 24, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that could be good for your …

Senate Panel Won’t Vote on Bill to Boost Ethanol
July 24, 2017 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  A Senate committee won’t hold a vote next week on legislation that would have allowed higher ethanol concentrations in some gasoline.
The legislation had been pushed for months by corn-state senators …

Romania Expects to Increase Blending Mandate by almost Double
July 24, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Romania expects a drastic decline in bioethanol production in 2017, but will increase its bioethanol blending mandate, according to the European Renewable Energy Directive.
Biofuel is expected to to rise slightly in 2018, …

War on Recalcitrance: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the BioEnergy Science Center
July 24, 2017 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) is a multi-institutional (18 partners), Department of Energy-funded research organization performing basic and applied science dedicated to improving yields of biofuels by focusing on the fundamental …

Arzeda Pumps It Up with Big Series A Funding
July 24, 2017 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Arzeda raised $12 million in a Series A round of funding, moving it forward on scaling up of their advanced protein design technology that is used for production of …

Ireland’s Public Transport Fleets Will Begin Transition to Sustainability
July 24, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Gas Networks Ireland/NGV Journal)  The National Transport Authority announced that Ireland’s public transport fleet will begin the journey to sustainability. Thus, energy company Gas Networks Ireland has called on the country’s transport operators to move …

Loosening of Lignocellulose: Switchgrass and Success in Sugar Release
July 24, 2017 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Introduced traits remain stable, improving biofuel production in a field setting.  —   …  Near-term fossil fuel alternatives could reduce carbon emissions and ensure U.S. energy security. One alternative uses switchgrass, …

OPIS Publishes White Paper: “Implications for Revitalized Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol and U.S.-Produced Corn Ethanol”
July 24, 2017 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy recently launched RenovaBio, a program poised to take a radically new approach to expanding the production and use of biofuels in Brazil.
 
Should Brazil’s RenovaBio program adopt a Carbon Intensity …

3rd Agro-industrial Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour — December 11-13, 2017 — Cape Town, South Africa
July 23, 2017 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
3rd Agro-industrial Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour   —   December 11-13, 2017   —  Cape Town, South Africa

The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence IBBK is delighted to invite you to the third Biogas Training Seminar at the University of Cape Town.
We invite again farmers, project developers, consultants, investors and the …

International Intensive Biogas Training – Practical Digester Biology 2017 — November 22-24, 2017 — Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
July 23, 2017 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
International Intensive Biogas Training – Practical Digester Biology 2017   —   November 22-24, 2017   —   Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Learn about Anaerobic Digester Biology, Practical Biogas Training, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. This training will feature a specific focus on bio waste and food waste digestion as well as gas upgrading and gas injection.
Draft programme and registration the …

proBiogas International – Engineering and Operating Course with Field Trips — September 19-27, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany
July 23, 2017 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
proBiogas International – Engineering and Operating Course with Field Trips   —   September 19-27, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

This 7-day intensive biogas training with field trips is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and engineering knowledge. The event is conducted in English and will take place in Stuttgart, …

9th Annual RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum — October 2-4, 2017 — Chicago, IL
July 23, 2017 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
9th Annual RFS2, RINs  & Biodiesel Forum   —   October 2-4, 2017   —   Chicago, IL

Perspectives on the Evolving Renewable Fuel Standard  —  The Renewable Fuel Standard at a Crossroads: Considerations and Opportunities
While the Trump administration’s proposed 2018 RVOs largely offered continued support for the renewable fuels industry, questions remain …

Tank Storage Forum 2017 — December 6, 2017 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 23, 2017 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Tank Storage Forum 2017   —   December 6, 2017   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Tank Storage Forum 2017 is a gathering of senior level executives from investors, storage owners and operators, oil companies, logistics, EPC & service providers, ports and many more. The round table format will enable you to interact …

Fifth Annual Forest Investment Conference — May 1-2, 2018 — New York, NY
July 23, 2017 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
Fifth Annual Forest Investment Conference   —   May 1-2, 2018   —   New York, NY

RISI and DANA have combined forces to bring together the most compelling conference for the financial community and those engaged in tracking companies and assets or who own and manage timberlands. The Investment conference will …

Bio-Based Live Americas — September 26-27, 2017 — San Diego, CA
July 23, 2017 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
Bio-Based Live Americas   —   September 26-27, 2017   —   San Diego, CA

Dedicated to the industry, Bio-Based Live Americas brings together leading experts from across the value chain to discuss the challenges we currently face and to share their latest ideas.
TWO CONTENT STREAMS, ONE SHOW
PROCESS INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS 
Developing bio-based …

2017 Argus California Carbon and LCFS Summit — October 9 -11, 2017 — Napa, CA
July 23, 2017 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
2017 Argus California Carbon and LCFS Summit   —   October 9 -11, 2017   —   Napa, CA

North America’s carbon, emissions, and fuels markets are in a state of uncertainty under today’s policies. The current state of the California’s Cap-and-Trade and LCFS program  as well as federal emission initiatives have market participants …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Value of Biogas 2018 West — January 16-17, 2018 — , Canada DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
July 23, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Value of Biogas 2018 West   —   January 16-17, 2018   —  , Canada   DEADLINE:  September 15, 2017

Potential presenters for the Canadian Biogas Association’s Value of Biogas WEST and EAST conferences are invited to submit biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) presentation abstracts to be considered for either or both conferences. For …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Value of Biogas 2018 East — March 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
July 23, 2017 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Value of Biogas 2018 East   —   March 2018   —   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   DEADLINE:  September 15, 2017

Potential presenters for the Canadian Biogas Association’s Value of Biogas WEST and EAST conferences are invited to submit biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) presentation abstracts to be considered for either or both conferences. For …

Value of Biogas 2018 East — March 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 23, 2017 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
Value of Biogas 2018 East   —   March 2018   —   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Save the date for the Canadian Biogas Association’s exciting and informative annual Value of Biogas conferences. Value of Biogas WEST will take place in Abbotsford, BC on January 16th and 17th, and Value of Biogas EAST …

Value of Biogas 2018 West — January 16-17, 2018 — Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
July 23, 2017 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
Value of Biogas 2018 West   —   January 16-17, 2018   —   Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Save the date for the Canadian Biogas Association’s exciting and informative annual Value of Biogas conferences. Value of Biogas WEST will take place in Abbotsford, BC on January 16th and 17th, and Value of Biogas EAST …

Senate Passes Ag, Energy Appropriations Bills – Increases Over House Package
July 21, 2017 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On Thursday, July 20, Senate Appropriators reported several spending bills for FY2018 out of committee, including budget proposals for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the …

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors
July 21, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
“Methane is a …

From Fish Tank to Gas Tank
July 21, 2017 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(University of Dayton)  Once known only as the slimy scourge of backyard ponds and lakes, algae is emerging as a superhero in the race for cleaner and renewable energy resources. But this hero is not …

A Total of 15 Young Men and Women Will Work alongside Technicians at the Stadium
July 21, 2017 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(The Nassau Guardian)  With a reputation for catering to outdoor events of all types and sizes, Bahamas Waste’s involvement in this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) should come as no surprise. As a sponsor of …

What’s In a Number?
July 21, 2017 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Plenty of talk circulates around ethanol blends above E10. Clearly, E15 is the next milestone. But as we work to capture ethanol’s octane benefits and its ability …

Ethanol Blog: RFS Public Comment Period Opens Friday
July 21, 2017 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will officially open a public comment period on Friday on the latest renewable volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard, with the comment …

Driving the News: Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii Are Introducing a Carbon Tax Bill
July 21, 2017 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Amy Harder (Axios) Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii are introducing a carbon tax bill next Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute. If that sounds familiar, that’s because they did the same …

A Push for Low-Carbon Fuels Pays off in California
July 21, 2017 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Long a leader in environmental regulation, California is pushing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automotive fuels. At the center of this effort is the state’s low carbon fuel standard …

Group: Clovis Pick Illegal!
July 21, 2017 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adranga (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Union of Concerned Scientists says Trump’s pick of non-scientist (and former campaign co-chair) Sam Clovis to be USDA’s top scientist is illegal, Helena Bottemiller Evich reports. The group argues …

Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation
July 21, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Seema Jayachandran, Joost de Laat, Eric F. Lambin, Charlotte Y. Stanton, Robin Audy, Nancy E. Thomas (Science Magazine)  Trees take up a lot of CO2, so one approach to reducing the rate of increase in …

Unlocking a Key to Maize’s Amazing Success
July 21, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Pennisi (Science Magazine)  Maize grows on every continent save Antarctica and provides food and biofuels for millions of people. Now, researchers studying ancient and modern maize have found a clue to its popularity over …

“Dirty, Difficult, And Dangerous”: Why Millennials Won’t Work In Oil
July 21, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Tsvetana Paraskova  (Oilprice.com)   Like many industries today, the oil industry is trying to sell its many job opportunities to the fastest growing portion of the global workforce: Millennials. But unlike any other industry, oil and …

Technology Could Transform Microalgae into Bio-Based Chemicals to Increase Biofeedstock, Reduce Landfill Waste
July 21, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Purdue University) Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste….
Okamoto (Kelvin Okamoto, …

EU Renewable Energy Policy Undermined by Lack of Transparency and Unsubstantiated Assumptions
July 21, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Impact Assessment Institute)  The Impact Assessment Institute (IAI) has scrutinised in detail the Impact Assessments accompanying the European Commission legislative proposal for a directive on the use of energy from renewable sources.  The lack of …

New York Green Bank Could Go Nationwide
July 21, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Bill Morris (Habitat Magazine)  Bills before Congress would devote $10 billion to clean-energy projects. — The New York Green Bank, which has been financing solar, wind and other sustainable-energy projects statewide since 2014, has proven so …

Scalable, Reliable, Sustainable: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to NexSteppe
July 21, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biobased products industries. Using advanced breeding techniques and cutting-edge analytical technologies, …

Australian Government Announces Support for Biorefinery Project
July 20, 2017 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used …

Bill Aims to Establish Tax Credit for Biobased Chemicals
July 20, 2017 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a 15-cent-per-pound production tax credit for renewable chemicals made from biomass.
The bill, known as the Renewable Chemicals Act of …

Greenbelt Resources Greenlighted for Indonesian “Ecolabel” Status for Technology that Helps Address $940 Billion Food Loss Problem
July 20, 2017 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  The Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its proprietary waste-to-energy systems process “ECOsystem” …

Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm
July 20, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to …

Indigenous Tech for Biofuels May Emerge Soon, Says Dharmendra Pradhan
July 20, 2017 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times)  The government is hopeful that a new model regarding the use of biofuels and developed through indigenous technology would emerge in the coming days, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
During the Question Hour …

Domestic Materials for E5 Fuel in Short Supply
July 20, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(VietNamNet Bridge)  The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) estimates that from January 1, 2018, when Vietnam shifts from using RON 92 to RON 95 and E5, total E5 consumption volume would be around 5.357 …

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer
July 20, 2017 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning qualities — has long been regarded as the best additive for that. For years, adding …

Will Proposed Cuts Undermine Trump’s Vision of ‘Energy Dominance’?
July 20, 2017 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (Washington Post)  … The proposal would mean a 30 percent reduction in staff. “Achieves cost savings by aligning workforce to smaller EERE program,” the slide said blandly.
The next day, about 100 …

EU to Cut Biodiesel Tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, Following WTO Ruling
July 20, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Poppy Carnell (M Lex Market Insight) EU dumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia will be cut by more than half, after European investigators recalculated the duty rate in line with a ruling by …

Ethanol Still a Significant Challenge, Survey Says
July 20, 2017 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Sweet (Boating Industry)  Growing number of readers report ethanol-related problems
Despite efforts to educate boaters about concerns over ethanol in general and E15 in particular, those in the industry are seeing a growing number …

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC Call for Coherence in EU Strategy for Enhancing Soy Production
July 20, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(European Feed Manufacturers Federation)  COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC members rely on the EU production of oilseeds, soy and other oil- and protein-containing crops. We share the objective of an increased production of soy in Europe. …

Ready for Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP and Aviation Biofuels
July 20, 2017 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

Irish MEP Criticises RED II Biofuel Phase Out
July 20, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  MEP Sean Kelly, the lead negotiator for the largest group in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive, has heavily criticised the European Commission’s proposal to phase out conventional biofuels made from …

18 New Biodiesel Fuelled Trains Coming to the Netherlands
July 20, 2017 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Arriva has been named as the winner of the next contract to operate regional passenger rail services in Groningen and Friesland, the Netherlands. The move will see 18 new biodiesel trains added to …

Major New UK Report Argues Biofuels, Especially Second Generation, Are Needed to Mitigate Climate Change
July 20, 2017 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county’s government.
Second generation biofuels, made from wastes and by-products of other sectors, will …