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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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Green Jobs – Strategies for Finding or Creating One — August 18, 2016 — Arlington, VA
July 17, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Green Jobs – Strategies for Finding or Creating One   —   August 18, 2016   —   Arlington, VA

This is the third year that we will be conducting our highly successful green jobs event. In addition to our speakers, we will highlight 4 Leaders in Energy members who recently landed or created their …

Deliverance: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the 2016 DOE Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at …

Grandson of Billion Ton: DOE Releases Radically Improved 2016 Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $60 …

Singapore Scientists Mine Butanol from Fats in Food Waste
July 15, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(The China Post)  Scientists in Singapore have found a green, efficient way to deal with the growing amount of food waste that the country produces.

They have genetically modified a type of yeast so that it …

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
July 15, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in …

Transform the marketplace: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
July 15, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the heart of the United States focus on bioenergy R&D is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado — supporting feedstock development, bioconversion and understanding markets for new …

What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016
July 15, 2016 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Digest reader writes: I’m looking to summarize the changes over the last 2-3 years in the biofuels market. Are you aware of any articles or summaries on this topic? It’s a …

The New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course on Low Carbon Fuel Standard
July 15, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/CALSTART)  Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels — ranging from electricity to renewable diesel — signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry …

USDA Backs Small Rural Firms with $55M in Grants, Loan Guarantees
July 15, 2016 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

by  Stephen Davies (Agri-Pulse)  USDA is providing nearly $55 million in grants and loan guarantees to help 821 small businesses in rural areas save on energy costs.

The latest round of grants awarded under the Rural …

Biobased Benefits Shine for Energy Security and Economy
July 15, 2016 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(SoyBiobased.org)  When Lewis Bainbridge learned to fly helicopters for the U.S. military in the 1970s, the fuel crises limited his flight time and he had to wait an hour to get 10 gallons of gasoline. …

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Aspen Enter into Partnership on Isooctane for Specialty Fuels
July 15, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE), IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two and four stroke small engines, announce having entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel …

DOE Issues Update to Its Loan Guarantee Programs
July 15, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Loan Program Office of the U.S. Department of Energy recently introduced a number of important updates to the Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency …

What’s New and Important About C5 and C6 Sugars?
July 15, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with C5 and C6 sugars? Given that a significant portion of the several billion dollars spent on renewable fuels spending involves these molecules, it is …

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative
July 15, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization …

Oil Industry Faces Huge Worker Shortage
July 15, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  … one reason that U.S. shale production won’t necessarily spring into action in short order is because the people and equipment that were sidelined over the past two years can’t come back …

Bill Intro’d in Senate to Reform, Extend Tax Credit through 2019
July 15, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. …

RFA to EPA: Raise the Conventional Renewable Fuel 2017 RFS RVO to Statutory Requirement
July 15, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to EPA on its proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVO), urging the agency to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel …

5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition — September 26-28, 2016 — Guangzhou, China
July 15, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
5th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology &  Equipment Exhibition   —   September 26-28, 2016   —   Guangzhou, China

AsiaPacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition (APBE), formerly the China Guangzhou Int’l Biomass

Energy Exhibition (CNIBEE), is generally known as one of the three world class events of biomass energy along with EUBCE and Expo Biomasa.Since its establishment, APBE has attracted Kingwood, Huantai Biological Energy and Hengmei Better as its gold sponsor, silver sponsor and special sponsor respectively and over 500 renowned brands globally, providing services to nearly 100 thousands of professional visitors at home and abroad. With its rapid development and globalization strategy, the strong impact of APBE in biomass energy industry will be more and more obvious.

Various exhibitions in related fields will take place in parallel with APBE2016, such as PV Guangzhou, Electric Heating Technology & Equipment Exhibition, China Aluminium Composite Panel & Technology Exhibition and so forth. Therefore, a large number of potential customers will be attracted in these fields.  READ MORE

NCC Calls for Further Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels
July 15, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Chicken Council)  The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy, as the compelled diversion of corn from feed to fuel …

17 House Biofuels Caucus Members Urge EPA to Finalize Strong RFS
July 15, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with …

ACE Submits Comments to EPA on 2017 RFS
July 15, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Marketer News)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE’s full comments can be …

Report: Simplistic Global Analyses that Blame Biofuels for Food Insecurity Mislead the Public
July 15, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  A new report, titled Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action, challenges previous studies that blame biofuels for food insecurity for relying on “faulty”, “questionable” and “subjective” assumptions to reach …

New Understanding of One of Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuels Production
July 15, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science) Producing fuels from plants and other renewable sources requires breaking down the chemical cellulose; a major candidate to drive, or catalyze, this stubborn chemical is a ubiquitous microorganism called Clostridium thermocellum …

Release of the 2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review Charts Path Forward for Algae
July 15, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy)  Since the publication of the Energy Department’s pivotal 2010 National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap, there have been major advancements in the field of algal biofuels research and …

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel
July 15, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the first city in San Diego County to switch its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to a …

Keep It in the Ground or America First?
July 15, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends of high quality biofuels including renewable diesel fuel and biodiesel fuel. These fuels are considered …

Thoughts at Bioenergy 2016: What Are We Doing Here?
July 13, 2016 – 9:19 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The substance of the on-going US Department of Energy renewable energy-related conferences this week comes down to “How do we get customers to buy what we are making?”  It’s …

Sustainable Transportation Summit–Day 1 Bits and Pieces
July 12, 2016 – 12:47 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When it’s called the “inaugral Sustainable Transportation Summit,” you know the organizers anticipate more to come.  Discussed for the past four years or so, the US Department of Transportation’s …

Who’ll Stop the Rain?: The Road to a Biobased Fix for Carcinogenic PFCs
July 11, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Last year, news arrived that Patagonia’s venture arm, charmingly named $20 Million & Change, had invested $1 million in Beyond Surface Technologies, in search of a bio-based durable water-repellent. …

Ethanol Claim a Dangerous Combination of Misinformation, Power
July 8, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Doug Berven (Portland Press Herald/POET)  Gov. LePage and his allies need to look at the facts before alleging that there’s a link between the fuel additive and Maine’s drug crisis.

Most importantly, ethanol replaces petroleum-based …

World Biodiesel Production/Consumption to Rise 14% by 2020: OECD/FAO
July 8, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra  and Sean Bartlett (Platts)  Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and …

Mitchell, S.D., Event to Celebrate Home-Grown, Renewable Fuel
July 8, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(AgWeek)  South Dakota Farmers will be hosting a 30-For-30 event at the Shell Station in Mitchell (2160 Highland Way) July 14, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the benefits of fueling up …

Convert Fermentation Waste to Advanced Ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ebio’s Alcoli Process
July 8, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s a major opportunity with thin stillage? Ebio says it can deliver “20% Increased Efficiency, 20% Advanced Ethanol, Payback in 5 months, based on any feedstock, and offering D5 Advanced biofuels” — all …

Will the Gas Bubble Burst? More Projects Struggle for GTL Finance
July 8, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Remember how natural gas was the no-brainer of all time. Gas-to-Liquids was the rage, and a gold rush of companies popped up such as Siluria Technologies, Calysta, and Mango Materials. …

Global Food Prices Set to Stagnate as Population Growth Slowing
July 8, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Manisha Jha and Isis Almeida (Bloomberg)  World population growth to slow to 1% a year over next decade; Food demand growth expected to slow progressively: OECD-FAO  —  Food prices will stagnate over the next decade as the …

WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know — July 14, 2016
July 8, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know  —   July 14, 2016

All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements, and the new concepts and approaches that …

2022: A Cliff for Clean Fuels and the RFS?
July 8, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by David Cox (Biomass Magazine/Renewable Natural Gas Coalition) … It says that “for calendar years after the calendar years specified in the tables,” (i.e., after 2022), the EPA administrator will set applicable volumes using specified criteria, which …

A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions
July 8, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Magazine/Biomass Power Association) …  Also at the top of the list is how the plan will eventually treat biomass.  For us, there is a very simple solution: If fuel is derived from …

The Future of Freight
July 8, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  …  “When we talk about the diesels of the future, the idea of getting to clean and near zero, it’s the ticket just to get in the door for future …

The Olympic Village of the Future
July 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Hansman (Popular Science)  … But Japan, home of the 2020 games, wants to make the event good for their country and society. The nation has done it before. To host the 1964 Olympics, Japan …

Greens Sue EPA to Force New NOx, SOx Standards
July 8, 2016 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Political Pro)  …   The two standards were last reviewed in 2010 – meaning EPA is currently a year behind the five-year review schedule for those standards set under the Clean Air Act.

The Center …

Opinion: Retail Partnerships, New Technologies Will Help to Ensure U.S. Energy Independence
July 8, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Ponsi Trivisvavet (Syngenta/Agri-Pulse) ccording to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 34 percent in comparison to gasoline. Moreover, advanced biofuels have the potential to reduce …

Future Freight Plan for California Depends on Clean Diesel Power to Achieve Environmental, Economic and Sustainability Goals
July 8, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The major environmental, economic and efficiency goals sought in California’s proposed sustainable freight plan will be attainable only with expanded use of advanced clean diesel technology, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.

These …

Boeing, Embraer Unveil Newest ecoDemonstrator Aircraft
July 8, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  E170 airplane to test technologies to boost fuel efficiency, cut carbon emissions;  First non-Boeing airplane used in ecoDemonstrator program will be powered by Brazil-based biofuel  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A. [BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, …

Airports Going Green Conference — October 31- November 2, 2016 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 8, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
Airports Going Green Conference  —  October 31- November 2, 2016  — Amsterdam, Netherlands

The American Association of Airport Executives, the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are pleased to present the 9th Airports Going Green Conference, to be held October 31 – November 2, 2016, in Amsterdam, …

Six Airlines Singled out in Latest NRDC Survey as Leaders in Development of Sustainably-Sourced Aviation Biofuels
July 8, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  US environmental NGO Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released its third annual Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard, which surveyed and ranked 29 airlines on sourcing sustainably produced biofuels. Just 19 of those airlines …

Propel Fuels Renewable Diesel to Power Carlsbad City Fleet
July 8, 2016 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(NGT News)  In partnership with California’s low-carbon fuel brand Propel Fuels, the City of Carlsbad, Calif., is now fueling its fleet with advanced renewable diesel – specifically, Propel Diesel High-Performance Renewable (HPR).

According to the company, …

Biodiesel Production from Crude Jatropha Oil Using a Highly Active Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst by Optimizing Transesterification Reaction Parameters
July 8, 2016 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Reddy, M. Amaranadha and Ahmed, Abu Saleh and Islam, Md. Saiful and Hamdan, Sinin andMaleque, Md Abdul (Universiti Putra Malaysia)  Various heterogeneous catalysts are often used to produce biodiesel from non-edible crude oils. In this …

CropEnergies Calls for Clarity on EU Ethanol Policy, as It Restarts UK Plant
July 8, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney)  Ethanol producer CropEnergies called on the European Union to update its biofuel policy, as it brings its UK plant out of mothballs.  CropEnergies, which is controlled by German sugar group Suedzucker, noted a “pleasing …

Ethanol Trans-loading and Storage Facility Ready For Use
July 8, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KLEM)  Ribbon cutting ceremonies on the new ethanol trans-loading storage facility will take place Thursday morning. Plymouth Energy of Merrill worked with Le Mars city officials and Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation  to create the storage facility located …

ABLC Next — November 2-4, 2016 — San Francisco, CA
July 8, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
ABLC Next  —  November 2-4, 2016 —  San Francisco, CA

The theme of the conference is “Jump into the Future” and the speakers will cover a dizzying array of emerging technologies for advanced nutrition, advanced fuels, advanced chemicals, advanced materials, advanced crops, advanced AgTech, advanced …

CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. Announces Acquisition
July 8, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/CleanTech Biofuels, Inc.)  CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTC: CLTH), an early stage development company focusing on producing cellulosic biomass from municipal solid waste for conversion to combined heat and power, advanced biofuels, and bio-based chemicals, …

Latest US Navy Biofuel Bunkers Are Bad For the Environment, Expensive, Barely Biofuel At All, Says Critic
July 8, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Ship & Bunker)  … As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the U.S. Navy has sought to develop and use drop-in biofuels as part of its energy security goals, having previously set a target of getting …

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry
July 8, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Public.org/U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week …

Growth Energy and Prime the Pump Welcome RaceTrac to Growing Numbers of E15 Retailers
July 8, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy announced that RaceTrac is joining a growing list of retailers as part of the Prime the Pump initiative. Growth Energy works in collaboration with Prime the Pump members to make higher …

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions
July 8, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students …

WEBINAR and Briefing: Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy — July 19, 2016 — Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
WEBINAR and Briefing:  Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy  —  July 19, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A live webcast will be streamed at 1:30 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing assessing the ability of the United States to sustainably …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul
July 8, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda Motor Co. …

Strong Demand for Bioethanol from Emerging Markets to Beef up Enzyme Sector, Study Finds
July 7, 2016 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global enzymes market is expected to reach $17.5bn by 2024 helped by strong demand for bioethanol in emerging economies, according to a new study by Grand View Research.

Growing demand for enzymes in food …

New Lignin Operation in US in Final Phase of Approval
July 7, 2016 – 8:54 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Borregaard, a Norway-based biorefinery specialist, and Rayonier Advanced Materials (Ryam) have concluded a market, technical and engineering analysis regarding a new lignin operation at Ryam’s Fernandina Beach site in Florida to serve the …

Meet the US Farmers Turning Their Tobacco into Airplane Fuel
July 6, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Jodi Helmer (The Guardian)  As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with turning the crop into viable biofuel  —  … One two-acre plot stands apart from the rest, …

Fossil Fuel Companies Impose More in Climate Costs than They Make in Profits
July 6, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … People sometimes refer to the unpaid cost of carbon pollution as a subsidy, or an “implicit subsidy,” to polluting businesses. The IMF recently issued a report saying that total worldwide subsidies …

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Launches New Enzyme Product for Biogas Industry
July 6, 2016 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(DuPont/PR Web)  State-of-the-Art Biotechnology Offering Will Increase Methane Yields and Improve Profitability  —  Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH® AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas …

Pacific Biodiesel Rolls Back Maui #Biodiesel Prices
July 6, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Maui drivers using #biodiesel have a reason to celebrate today as city eliminated its 9 cents per gallon on-road biodiesel fuel tax effective July 1, 2016. In response, Maui’s own Pacific …

India’s Ethanol Blending to Rise to 2% in 2017 as More Local Product Available: USDA
July 6, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  India’s ethanol blending is projected to rise marginally from 1.9% this year to 2% in 2017, according to an annual report recently released by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, as more …

Higher Ethanol Mix Fuels Alarm among Gas Dealers
July 6, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay (Times of India)  … The Centre’s plans to blend 22.5% ethanol with petrol has caused alarm among petroleum dealers in the city, who fear numerous problems in the mix caused because of Kolkata’s high …

Iowa’s Ethanol Plants Consistently Gaining in Efficiency
July 6, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Dirck Steimel (Iowa Farm Bureau)  While political battles over the Renewable Fuel Stan­dard (RFS) continue to grab headlines, Iowa’s ethanol plants are quietly pushing ahead and becoming more and more efficient.
The 43 corn-based and …

Renewable Fuel Standard Helps Keep Summer Fuel Prices Low
July 6, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store Decisions)  High-octane ethanol gasoline blends are helping American’s to enjoy low fuel prices this summer. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is proving to be beneficial to Americans in more ways than just providing a …

No Surprise: RFS Missing Its Target
July 6, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Howard Gruenspecht  (U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Administration/Iowa Farmer Today)  … Substantially increased use of biofuels can only occur if they can be used in forms other than low-percentage blends of ethanol and biodiesel that …

Alan Stankevitz: Crude Oil and Ethanol Should Not Be Shipped by Rail
July 6, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Alan Stankevitz (LaCrosse Tribune)  … Most recently, the oil train derailment in Mosier, Ore., demonstrated once again that crude oil is simply too dangerous to transport by rail. Responding to this disaster, Jim Hall, former chairman …

How Biofuels Can Help Break Up Big Oil’s Marketshare Monopoly
July 6, 2016 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Morning Consult)  … In 2015, 14.8 billion gallons of ethanol was produced, supporting 85,967 direct jobs, while net petroleum import dependence fell to just 25 percent, and would have been 32 percent without …

US Signs Bio-Energy Research Pact with QUT
July 6, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Queensland University of Technology)  A research partnership between QUT and a US National Laboratory aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop new ways of creating bio-energy from plant material.
The biotechnology research partnership will bring …

Three Years in Prison for Former Director of FF Skagen
July 6, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Egon Kjøller (NORDJYSKE.dk)  Fraud fish oil. There was added biodiesel designated as unsuitable as feed and food. The judgment appealed the acquittal  —  Morten Broberg was accused of having produced and sold 172,500 tonnes …

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy
July 6, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post)  The week of July Fourth is a good moment to salute an unlikely champion of saving energy and switching to alternative fuels — the U.S. Navy. Once a supreme …

Asia Pulp & Paper Backs Community-Led Indonesian Biofuels Project
July 6, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(edie.net)  One of the world’s biggest pulp, paper and packaging firms has announced its support for a new community-led pilot scheme aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the availability of bio-fuels …

Horizontal Bioreactor: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Sldie Guide to Culture Systems
July 6, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Challenges that have plagued algae ventures? The availability of feedstock to make products, the loss of investor appetite at early stage and pre-commercial, and inefficient cultivation systems.

By contrast, Culture System’s design …

59 Million Saw This Video Tied-In to Sustainability and Renewable Fuels. Did You?
July 6, 2016 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Over the past 3 months, 59 million views were recorded for a single video, co-produced by Prince Ea with Neste, with which Neste launched its Pre-Order the Future project relating to sustainability and everyday …

Darling Ingredients Inc. Hosted Biofuels Low Carbon Fuel Standard Conference Call June 7, 2016
July 5, 2016 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

(Darling Ingredients, Inc.)  Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) hosted a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to present Darling’s views on the biofuel industry including an up-date on the Renewable Fuel Standard …

EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 26 States
July 5, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. EPA will award grants under the 2016 EE Grants Program later this year.

Projects …

Invitation to Join the Algae Biomass Exchange
July 5, 2016 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Barry Cohen (National Algae Association)  The National Algae Association, the first non-profit algae production trade association in the world started over 10 years ago. We are made up of commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers …

Send the Marines: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to GoodFuels Marine
July 5, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine and its partners, Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert and Wärtsilä, the global supplier of engines and power systems to the marine industry, announced in …

India Launches 100% Biodiesel Bus
July 5, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corp. (KSRTC) is set to launch a 100% biodiesel bus as part of its efforts to reduce fuel expenditure and air pollution.

This India’s first solely biodiesel-fuelled …

In Germany More than 60 Million Euros for the Carbon2Chem Project
July 5, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Il Bioeconomista)  In Duisburg yesterday (June 27, 2016) Johanna Wanka, German Minister of Education and Research, announced funding of more than 60 million euros for the Carbon2Chem project initiated by thyssenkrupp. The aim of Carbon2Chem …

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan
July 5, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

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Strike a Blow for Energy Independence this Fourth of July
July 5, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Bush (Ohio’s Country Journal)  … (Imported) Flags and fireworks may not threaten our independence, but America’s reliance on foreign oil certainly does. Fortunately, there is a homegrown alternative, if we have the will to …

Advance Australia Air: Byogy Steps up in Australia in Drive for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels
July 5, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Australia comes the news that the country’s former Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, is now the chairman of the advisory board for Byogy Renewables, the California-based alcohol-to-jet …

Powering a Cleaner Future 2016 Nationals Biofuels Symposium — August 22-23, 2016 — Brisbane, Australia
July 5, 2016 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
Powering a Cleaner Future 2016 Nationals Biofuels Symposium   —   August 22-23, 2016  —  Brisbane, Australia

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) is proud to present – with support from the Queensland Government – the National Biofuels Symposium 2016.

The biofuels sector is on a cusp of a growth spurt following major …

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol project in planning …; #7: First Australian biorefinery for renewable diesel, jet fuel …;  #6: New …

The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia
July 5, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s running the show? Inconclusive Aussie election points to minority government, hung parliament — … The Australian Broadcast Commission reported that strong swings to Labor in Queensland and New South Wales …

Heat-Loving Microbe Engineered to Produce Bioalcohols for Fuel
July 5, 2016 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Study reports first significant alcohol production by an archaeon. —  The U.S. bioethanol industry depends largely on turning a certain sugar into the simple two-carbon alcohol, the biofuel ethanol. Interest has …

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers
July 5, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  The US West Coast is set to become a new export outlet for ethanol cargoes to Asia as competition heats up among traders and producers to capture more market share in …

GoodFuels Marine Signs up Dutch Dredging as Second Major Dredging Customer on Sustainable Marine Biofuels
July 5, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Dutch Dredging)  Dutch Dredging has kicked off its year round operation on sustainable “drop-in” marine biofuel out of the Dutch Port of Moerdijk. The Alouette, permanently stationed in the port of Moerdijk will operate on …

NSW Govt Gets Revved up for E10 | Exclusive
July 5, 2016 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Dowling (CarsGuide)  The NSW Government is going to spend $4.5 million in taxpayer funds on an advertising campaign to convince motorists to buy more ethanol-blended E10 petrol – even though it has been …

The East Is [Infra]Red: Gasification, Energy and China
July 5, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More prosperity, less pollution for China? In the East, the search is on for more sustainable, efficient energy, and flexible gasification answers the challenge. There, Synthesis Energy Systems is leading …

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery
July 5, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former ethanol plant at 1600 Rock Island Road. In partnership with Robert Lopez, a Tucumcari farmer, …

Global Bioenergies Obtains a EU400,000 Grant from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) to Produce Renewable Gasoline Additives – Audi Will Use These for Engine Testing
July 5, 2016 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces today that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400.000 grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14 month-project aimed at …

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America
July 5, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of food security in Latin America …

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia
July 5, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released Monday, with casualties expected to drastically rise in coming decades unless the …

How Detroit Is Dealing With Cleaner Car Standards
July 5, 2016 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg/IndustryWeek)  Fuel economy standards will increase a projected 53% to 54.5 miles per gallon within the next decade, and tailpipe emissions will need to fall. What does Detroit think about the pending …

Mycoalgae Biofilm: Development of a Novel Platform Technology Using Algae and Fungal Cultures
July 3, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Aravindan Rajendran and Bo HuEmail (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  Microalgae is considered a promising source for biofuel and bioenergy production, bio-remediation and production of high-value bioactive compounds, but harvesting microalgae is a major bottleneck in the …

DuPont Introduces New Yield-Increasing Fermentation System for Ethanol Production
July 3, 2016 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new fermentation system to help ethanol producers improve their yields and decrease sugar levels in their product.

The DuPont Synerxia system, introduced at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee, …

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Launches TSCAblog.com to Provide News and Analysis on TSCA Reform Implementation and Related Legal and Policy Developments
July 3, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)   Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) announced today the launch of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Blog (TSCAblog™) to track and report regulatory, scientific, legal, and policy developments under the “new TSCA.” …

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility
July 3, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hernandez (CBC News)  New facility could produce up to 400,000 barrels of biocrude annually, says Canfor Pulp president  —  One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to get into the oil business.

Canfor is …

Report Provides Update of India’s Ethanol Industry
July 3, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A decline in Indian sugarcane acres during the past two growing seasons is expected to result in a decline in the country’s ethanol production in 2017, a report filed …

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change
July 1, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Beth Kowitt (Fortune Magazine)  Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it — … A survey conducted by Iowa State Professor J. Arbuckle and Purdue University …

Africa: Soy Diesel Less Toxic Than Other Fuels
July 1, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Marina Lemle  (AllAfrica)  Unlike conventional diesel, fuel made from soybeans does not directly damage lung cells, a lab study has shown.
“Some of the soybean biodiesel presently being used in Brazil does not exhibit direct …

Q&A: Minnesota Companies Create ‘Circular Economy’ Coalition
July 1, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi (Midwest Energy News)  … The concept of a circular economy has been around since the late 1970s, but it has gained steam with support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the growing number …

Top Science Groups Tell Climate Change Doubters in Congress to Knock It Off
July 1, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jason Samenow (The Washington Post)  … The effort to draft the letter was spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), whose leader, Rush Holt — a former member of Congress, vigorously promoted its …

Boating Industry Magazine Report: “Ethanol Repair Issues Growing”
July 1, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(BOAT US)  “It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience” —  When it comes to recreational boating and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s requirement to put more corn ethanol into gasoline, those …

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is the only technology that can …

Maine Retiree Fueling Governor’s Questions about Ethanol
July 1, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Scott Thistle (Portland Press Herald)  Ralph Stevens, a retired mechanic who says ethanol emissions may have caused the state’s opioid crisis, and a legislator persuade Paul LePage to order a study of the additive.

A …

ASABE Announces Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Production
July 1, 2016 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has completed a standard that establishes a framework for charting progress toward sustainable agriculture production.

According to ASABE, the standard is intended for …

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
July 1, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Federal Register/International Trade Administration)  Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The …

More than 100 Nobel Laureates Support GMOs
July 1, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Marshall (Precision.AgWired.com)  This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world to support GMOs. They are …

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15
July 1, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with …

@NASCAR #E15 Race Offers Fans ‘All American Fun’
July 1, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Jimmy Small is in his third race season as president of Iowa Speedway. TheAmerican Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is in its fourth year while the American Ethanol sponsorship is …

Better Understanding Could Lead to More Cost-Effective Production of Cellulosic Biofuels
July 1, 2016 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  Plant cell walls, which constitute the bulk of plant biomass, are diverse, complex, and dynamic in their structural composition and integrity. Cell walls are innately resistant to deconstruction by biological or chemical catalysts. This …

Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels
July 1, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recycling waste from biofuel production could lower cost for future biorefineries. — Ionic liquids (ILs) have been shown to be an excellent pretreatment solvent for biomass; the ILs prepare the plant matter …

Fonterra Launches the Switch to Z Biodiesel
July 1, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Fonterra)  Fonterra has taken another step forward in its commitment to environmental sustainability, today launching its switch to new Z biodiesel – as a foundation customer for the ZBioD fuel. Fonterra and Z were joined …

Biofuels Solve Finland’s Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jouko Kyytsönen (Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (Google Translation))  Finland’s energy strategy to cut emissions from transport biofuels, Minister of Economic Affairs, Olli Rehn said.  —  … According to Rehn, cost-effective ways to cut emissions trading external sector emissions …

Who Pays for our Renewable Fuel Policy? America’s Wildlife
July 1, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Collin O’Mara  (Fox News/National Wildlife Federation)  … The worst part is that none of this was supposed to happen. In the law, Congress defined acceptable biofuels under the mandate as those coming from crops grown on …

Algae Biofuel Technology Transferred to Zimbabwe
July 1, 2016 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The university is using photoreactors to …

Can Brexit Open the Way for Talks with the European Commission on CO2 Tax?
July 1, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Svebio (Google Translation))  One of the consequences of the outcome of the British referendum and upcoming Brexit can be a rethink of the EU’s way of working, not least to meet similar EU-hostile public opinion …

Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia
July 1, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Alliance Bioenergy +)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of …

Cheating Fuel Retailers Come under Scrutiny
July 1, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Priawan  (Bangkok Post)  More adulterated fuel sold as oil gets cheaper.  —  A substantial rise in fuel consumption as the oil price collapsed has coincided with a rise in the sale of adulterated …

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers
July 1, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Gabriel Ewepu (Vanguard)  Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural …

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana
July 1, 2016 – 10:45 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/food, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s …

Turn and Face the Strange: The New Algae Makes a Bowiesque Pivot into New Markets
July 1, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But the RE in algae these days has been, more or less, REposition. Possibly REthink. Certainly not much REfinance, or REcommit to the original targets. The algae business models of …

DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies
June 30, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This first Department-wide round …

E15 Sales in First Four Months Surpass 2 Million Gallons
June 30, 2016 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  E15 sales in Minnesota in the first four months of the year totaled 2.01 million gallons, more than half the totaled sold in the whole of 2015 (3.09 million gallons).

The Minnesota Department …

2016 Energy Efficiency Forum
June 30, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls sponsored a conference on strategies and data analysis of energy efficiency which took place on Thursday, June 23 at National Press Club …

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change
June 30, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The UN Foundation, PCI, USAID and Tetra Tech sponsored a afternoon of stories and solutions from the sponsors’ Women and Climate Change project which took place on June 23 …

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia
June 30, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  Southeast Asia could see a significant boost to its ethanol supply by using biomass as an alternative feedstock, an industry veteran said during the annual Wiz Ethanol and Biofuels Conference …

CEO of Former Michigan Biofuels Company Charged with $2 Million Tax Scheme
June 30, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Emily Monacelli (Michigan Live)  The chief executive of a former Southwest Michigan biofuels company has been indicted in what federal prosecutors allege was a scheme to defraud the government out of $2 million in …

Prices of U.S. Biofuels Credits Jump on Supply Worries
June 30, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice and Jessica Resnick-Ault (Reuters)  Prices of U.S. biofuels compliance credits jumped in early trade on Wednesday as worries mounted over potential supplies after Goldman Sachs Group signaled potential tightness next year on …

The Gas-to-Isobutanol Gambit: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Intrexon
June 30, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into higher carbon compounds such as …

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?
June 30, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have been told to expect the natural gas-to-fuels platform to be commercialized by 2018, real-world indicators …

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels
June 30, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will promote the installation of blender pumps within the state by ensuring that the liability insurance …

LaHood: Stick with Final 54.5 mpg Standards
June 30, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is optimistic that auto manufacturers can meet the Obama administration’s goal of lifting the nation’s fuel economy standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

“I …

LaHood: Raise the Gas Tax or America’s ‘One Big Pothole’
June 30, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  Lawmakers must raise the gas tax and index it to inflation, or “America’s going to continue to be one big pothole,” former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today, using one …

FEW 16: Ethanol Plants Seek to Diversify to Boost Growth
June 30, 2016 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  US ethanol plant owners are seeking to diversify their operations to boost growth, according to Novozyme’s global marketing manager Jack Rogers.

Speaking to Biofuels International at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) …

TSCA Reform: EPA Publishes First Year Implementation Plan
June 30, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an Implementation Plan that outlines EPA’s plans for early activities and actions under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st …

Statement of the Diesel Technology Forum Regarding the Mitigation Aspects of the Volkswagen Settlement Announcement
June 30, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today regarding the announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, private plaintiffs and 44 …

Volkswagen Showcases Algae Biogas-Powered Vehicles at Green Project in Spain
June 29, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  German carmaker Volkswagen has showcased its algae biogas-powered vehicle at a biogas project based in El Torno Chiclana, a town in south-west Spain.

The presentation of the test vehicle was unveiled at a biogas …

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview
June 29, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager of the Bioenergy Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tim Rials, Director …

Amyris Busts a Move: Major Deals with Givaudan, Ginkgo
June 29, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … First, Amyris announced a collaboration with Givaudan (SIX:GIVN), a leading global flavors and fragrances company. The two companies have been engaged in the research and development of proprietary fragrance ingredients …

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin Are Better for Biofuels
June 29, 2016 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures.

Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds …

Nobina AB: Nobina to Take Delivery of 179 New Buses Worth around SEK 450 Million
June 29, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Nobina AB/Business Wire)  During the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the traffic contracts that are starting in 2016. The buses, worth approximately SEK 450 million, will …