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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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EPA’s Plan for Electric Vehicles Could Upend RFS Politics
October 14, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Obama administration’s newest plan to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a political boost to supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard, aligning automakers with biofuel backers against …

EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden
October 14, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment
EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition   —   June 12-15, 2017   —   Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.
As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’
October 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her campaign.  Hacked emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks belonging to John Podesta showed her top aides …

Commission Admits Policing Biofuels According to Public Opinion
October 14, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted.  —  Last July, the EU executive published a European Strategy for Low-Emission …

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday in …

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020
October 14, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry stress the importance of sustainable energy sources in the low-carbon economy post-2020.
The organisation held on …

Biofuels to Drive Growth in Global White Biotechnology Market until 2024
October 14, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach $487.08 billion (€442.5bn) by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10.2% with biofuels spearheading the market.
According to the new report by …

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel
October 14, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Anum Yoon (Triple Pundit)  As the world turns its attention to addressing global warming, the airline industry, too, is researching ways to do its part and lower greenhouse gas emissions. One option is investing more into …

Industry Concerns over Impending Queensland Biofuel Mandate
October 14, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Darren House (Convenience and Impulse Retailing)  Petrol retailers will be encouraged to seek compensation to recover costs if the Queensland Government’s biofuel mandate fails as many industry operators have predicted.  The mandate, which comes …

World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016) — December 5-7, 2016 — San Antonio, TX
October 14, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment
World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016)   —  December 5-7, 2016   —    San Antonio, TX

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the World Biodiesel Congress and Expo which will be held on Dec 5-7, 2016 at San Antonio, USA“. This scientific gathering guarantees that offering the thoughts and …

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly into Ethanol
October 14, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org) In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a …

Biodiesel Industry Seeks Support in Government for Investment of R $22 Billion by 2030
October 14, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Marta Nogueira (Reuters (Google Translation)) Biodiesel industry representatives presented Thursday to the federal government several suggestions to promote the sector and increase production to 18 billion gallons by 2030, up from 4 billion liters …

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Praj
October 14, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional to advanced. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Praj – going through …

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment with Anaerobic Digestion
October 14, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world. The “European Model” relies on cash crops and manures with very high incentives and feed-in-tariffs. …

Green Fuel Sued for $1 million
October 14, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Charles Laiton (NewsDay)  The National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd (NOIC) has approached the High Court seeking to compel Billy Rautenbach’s Green Fuel ethanol plant to pay over $1 million storage and …

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn
October 13, 2016 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer and carbon capture expert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“There’s no doubt you can do it,” …

Washington Auto Show — January 27-February 5, 2017 — Washington, DC
October 13, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
Washington Auto Show   —   January 27-February 5, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto Show®, a world class event, continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model …

German American Bio Energy Business Conference — November 1, 2016 — Atlanta, GA
October 13, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
German American Bio Energy Business Conference   —   November 1, 2016   —   Atlanta, GA

The conference is featuring German and U.S. industry and policy experts.Our keynote speakers include decision makers representing German and American companies as well as representatives from leading research institutions, government agencies and industry associations. In addition, …

Bioenergy Australia — November 14-16, 2016 — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
October 13, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy Australia   —    November 14-16, 2016   —   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Bioenergy Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2016, is being held at the Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, from Monday 14 November – Tuesday 15 November 2016 with a technical tour on Wednesday, 16 November.
The Conference …

CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX DEADLINE: February 26, 2017
October 13, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS:  Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX    DEADLINE:  February 26, 2017

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin …

Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX
October 13, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin …

14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017” — January 23-24, 2017 — Berlin, Germany
October 13, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017”   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Berlin, Germany

The program of the 14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future” is now available for you at www.fuels-of-the-future.com. On behalf of the co-organizers, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), …

Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference — October 17-19, 2017 — Campos do Jordão, Brazil
October 13, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference   —   October 17-19, 2017   —   Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Organized by leading scientists from research institutions in Brazil and abroad, the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST 2017) will be held from 17 to 19 October 2017. The public of this international conference …

8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — February 22-23, 2017 — San Antonio, TX
October 13, 2016 – 2:50 pm | No Comment
8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit   —   February 22-23, 2017   —   San Antonio, TX

ACI’s 8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use of greenhouse gas CO2 and converting this into profitable sustainable materials. The two day conference brings …

Young Scientists Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference
October 13, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  College science students interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 16 – 19 in San …

Biofuels Campaign Revs Up Driver Education
October 13, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Much has been discussed about the supply side of biofuels, but with the introduction of a biofuels mandate on January 2, 2017 there is a real need to educate the public. …

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel
October 13, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer a new form of ethanol-free biofuel.

Campbell Cove 1-Stop is now offering isobutanol – a corn-derived …

Letter to the Editor: Fixing the RFS Pothole
October 13, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by David Uible (Clermont County Commissioner/Clermont County GOP/The Clermont Sun)  … On principle, I believe in free markets, and in keeping the government small and control as local as possible. The EPA, an unelected federal agency, shouldn’t …

How Do the Presidential Candidates Stack up on Farm and Rural Policy Issues?
October 13, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Sara Wyant (Farm Forum)  As some of you know, Agri-Pulse made a significant commitment to track the presidential candidates, starting in 2015. We followed each one during the primaries, to the nominating conventions and …

Owners of Biofuel Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
October 13, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated over $60 million in fraudulent tax credits and U.S. …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

Danish Bioethanol Project Halted Due to Lack of Political Support and Financing Issues
October 13, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing …

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change
October 13, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is considering that would allow conventional refineries to receive renewable fuel credits for using drop-in biofuels …

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona
October 13, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over …

Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic
October 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term work. This pioneer in the field has an exceptionally extensive portfolio of raw materials compared to …

Waterloo City Council Turns Down Biodiesel Facility
October 13, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Tim Jamison (The Courier)  Heavy neighborhood opposition erased Kwik Trip’s plans for a biodiesel blending operation near U.S. Highway 63 and Shaulis Road.  Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 Monday to reject the La …

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

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

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Suntory, Syngenta and ChemChina
October 13, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Higher US Ethanol Production from Sorghum, Corn Yield: Professor
October 12, 2016 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The higher ethanol production seen so far in 2016 has come from greater sorghum use and boosted yields from corn, said a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Department …

Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production
October 12, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton ethanol plant to generate valuable credits by producing cellulosic ethanol with …

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table
October 12, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce enough biofuels to displace all of the gasoline currently purchased by our residents and all …

$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative
October 12, 2016 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina Biotechnology Center)  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals …

Letter: E15 Is Earth-Friendly Biofuel
October 12, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma/Kelly Hansen (Globe Gazette/POET)  Something new and exciting is popping up all across our state. Think: cleaner air, less use of toxic chemicals and consumer savings for Iowans.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is …

RFA Announces Fishing Sponsorship to Promote Ethanol
October 12, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce it will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail this year with Bass Pro Shops, in an effort …

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’
October 12, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.  Gevo successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic …

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy
October 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the emerging bioeconomy.
The Biogenic …

Stanford Faculty Share in $24 Million National Science Foundation Grant
October 12, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Taylor Kubota (Stanford News)  Two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will …

Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power
October 12, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.
This unique pairing …

Expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy Facility, Establishes Kern Co. as State’s Top Producer of Advanced Biofuels
October 12, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Crimson Renewable Energy/PR Web)  The recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel production facility leads to a tripling of production and puts Kern County on the map as California’s leading producer of Advanced …

Six POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power Processes
October 12, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(POET)  Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional …

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery
October 12, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to raise quality of fuel …

An Overview of the Current Biochar and Activated Carbon Markets
October 12, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Hugh McLaughlin (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biochar is an emerging market; growing rapidly, still in its infancy, but with gigaton market potential when we, as in humanity, start addressing the climate crisis. Activated carbons are …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi
October 12, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Zymergen Gets Lit: Raises $130M in Epic Series B
October 12, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what you get with Zymergen. You pack up your production microbe — currently making enzymes, PlantBottle precursors, flavors, fragrances, advanced polymers, therapeutics and so on. You ship to Emeryville. …

Palm-Oil-Based Biodiesel to Increase Palm Oil Demand
October 11, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by P. Chandra Sagaran (The Sun Daily)  The increase in the use of palm-oil-based petroleum diesel bio-fuel will increase the demand of the commodity in the country.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong …

Recharge Wrap-up: VW Beetle EV? EPA Could Allow Higher Ethanol Blends
October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog)  Neste will sell its 100-percent renewable diesel at certain stations in Finland.Produced from renewable ingredients (including waste products), the company’s NEXBTL fuel has a lower carbon footprint and fewer emissions than …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Raizen, Reliance Industries
October 11, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at …

TerraTech, Weekly Radio Program on the Advanced Bioeconomy, Set to Launch Jan. 11th
October 11, 2016 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the launch of TerraTech, a weekly one-hour radio program on new technologies, rising companies and personalities in the advanced bioeconomy.
TerraTech will air live each Wednesday …

NUU Launches: The Digital Voice of the Advanced Bioeconomy
October 11, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, NUU, the Digital Voice of the Advanced Bioeconomy officially debuted as a new digital content portal for the new physical world of the advanced bioeconomy NUU will cover advanced …

AlgaEnergy Wins Business Award for the Environment
October 11, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, …

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not
October 11, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a day of oil and petroleum …

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change
October 11, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is considering that would allow conventional refineries to receive renewable fuel credits for using drop-in biofuels …

Believe It or Not, the Bees Are Doing Just Fine
October 11, 2016 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by  Christopher Ingraham (The Washington Post)  You’ve probably heard the bad news by now that bees were recently added to the endangered species list for the first time. But if you’re part of the 60 percent of …

EPA Proposes Poplar, Willow Trees for Ethanol in U.S. Biofuel Rule Tweak
October 10, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed tweaks to its Renewable Fuel Standard that would allow biofuels to be processed at more than one location and would allow cellulosic ethanol to …

Officials: Solar Takes Farmland, Evades Fair Tax Share
October 10, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow.com)  … The measure would bar the energy projects from lands in agricultural zones. That would rob solar developers of their preferred land-use type for building. The recipe for catching rays, after all, …

Bio-Based Industry Consortium, 9 Others Ink Pact to Develop Polish Bioeconomy
October 10, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Poland, the Bio-Based Industry Consortium, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking and eight Polish regions signed a Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships.
Signed by the Łódzkie Region, the …

Rotterdam Is Proposed Location for Waste-to-Chemicals Plant
October 10, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by AkzoNobel/Van Gansewinkel/Air Liquide/AVR/Enerkem/Havenbedrijf Rotterdam/gemeente Rotterdam/provincie Zuid-Holland/InnovationQuarter en Clean Tech Delta/Port of Rotterdam)  The construction of a waste-to-chemicals plant in the Netherlands that will produce methanol from synthesis gas generated from residual waste is a …

Making Silk Purses from Hog Fuels: A Golden Opportunity to Add Value via New Solid Biofuels Standards
October 10, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Olivier  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards based on the harmonization of European and ISO standards. The objective …

Reaching Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leveraging Supply Chain Investments
October 10, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, Faegre Baker Daniels’ John Kirkwood outlined the latest on leveraging supply chain investments into debt and equity placements to bring commercial projects to life.  READ MORE

Jolt of Electricity for RFS
October 10, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   The Obama administration’s latest effort to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a political boost to supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard, aligning automakers with biofuel backers against the …

Study Finds Biomass Harvesting Techniques with Minimal Impacts
October 7, 2016 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

( USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station/Biomass Magazine)  A set of newly published studies evaluated nearly 40 years of data on the impacts of biomass utilization on soil, tree, and plant recovery and found …

Biochar Improves Crop Growth, Climate
October 7, 2016 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

(PR & D – Public Relations for Research & Education/Biomass Magazine)  The use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility, especially in tropical regions, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. A project funded by the Austrian …

Propel Fuels Named Finalist for 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards / Low Carbon Fuel Retailer Recognized for Driving Fuel Volumes Six-Times the National Average Through Unparalleled Innovation in Customer Experience
October 7, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels/Marketwired)  Propel Fuels, the top retailer of low carbon fuels in California, was recently named as a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards. As a finalist for the Industry Leadership Award, …

Ethanol Plays Important Role in Corn Industry
October 7, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Purvis (Gering Citizen)  On Sept. 21, the Nebraska Ethanol Board rolled out a new campaign to increase awareness of the 15 percent alcohol/gasoline blend called E15. While encouraging renewable fuels, the ethanol industry …

What’s Up with RINs Prices?
October 7, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  RINs prices have been making headlines in recent months, with prices at times crossing the psychologically important $1 per gallon mark. Echoing earlier complaints (farmdoc …

NREL Lowers Biofuel Costs Through Catalyst Regeneration and Vapor-Phase Upgrading
October 7, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This past June, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Particulate Solids Research, Inc. and Springs Fabrication, installed a recirculating regenerating riser reactor (R-Cubed) in their pilot-scale …

E15 Prices, Sites Now on Website
October 7, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progresssive Farmer)  By some estimates the spread of E15 is likely to expand significantly in 2017, as more stations across the country begin to offer the ethanol blend. E15 is …

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct
October 7, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Centre Daily News)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients.
Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to …

An EU Biofuels Proposal Worth Getting Behind
October 7, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest)  Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that’s something to get excited about.
It’s a show of confidence and ambition on the part of Europe’s ethanol CEOs.  Their …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui
October 7, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Anellotech Has Another Mystery Date
October 7, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Just when Toyota Tsusho and Suntory were outed as Anellotech investors, along comes another stealthy investor, who has put $1.5M into the company, according to this latest Reg D report …

FACT SHEET: 191 Countries Reach a Global Climate Deal for International Aviation
October 7, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The White House)  Today, in Montreal, Canada, 191 countries decided to adopt a global market-based measure to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation at the 39th Assembly meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  …

Power Mart Flexes Its Brand
October 6, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett (Convenience Store Decisions)  A unique retail service provider is expanding its vision for the future. —  …  “It’s basically just like a co-op,” (Sam) Odeh (founder and CEO of Power Buying Dealers …

Biofuels Can Make U.S. Self-Reliant
October 6, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (The Grand Island Independent)  In the letter titled “Biofuels providing economic benefit for state,” published Oct. 1, Paul Kenney is right. And in addition to his state’s boosted economy from ethanol production, …

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School Visits Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
October 6, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-one high school students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced.
The students, which included …

Europe’s 2030 Renewables Policy Needs a Strong Approach on Biofuels
October 6, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) The European Commission should apply its own latest available science on biofuels if the EU
renewable energy policy is to be a success, says the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE).
In its July Communication on Low …

Ethanol Industry Says Ethanol Can Help Meet CAFE, GHG Standards
October 6, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty …

EPA’s Proposed Enhancements to RFS Program Not a Surprise: RFA
October 6, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Oil Price Information Service)  EPA’s move Monday proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards program was “not at all unexpected,” according to a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) official.
“EPA has been very transparent about this particular …

Ethanol Becomes Issue in Senate Race
October 6, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  On Wednesday Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) toured the Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol Plant, highlighting Evan Bayh’s strong support for Indiana’s corn and ethanol industries …

NEW PBS Documentary: The Ethanol Effect
October 6, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is debuting a new ethanol documentary this Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm ET called, “The Ethanol Effect“. The film, produced by DPTV, takes a look …

SciTech Now: Renewable Cellulosic Ethanol
October 6, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Detroit Public TV)  Innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  High school student Tavis Reed and DuPont’s innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  WATCH VIDEO

Biofuel a Long-Term Bet: Luxon
October 6, 2016 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says using biofuel in aircraft is a long-term bet as the industry struggles to find a sustainable alternative to traditional aviation fuel.
Speaking at …

Historic Aviation Climate Agreement Reached at ICAO
October 6, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

( International Air Transport Association ) The worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations, to put in place the …

The Road to High Octane Fuels
October 6, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … 9 things you need to know about high octane fuel, and my perspective on a path forward.
High octane fuel enables more powerful or more efficient engines
… But in the context …

NNPC to Commence Commercial Bio-Fuel Project in Nigeria, Says GMD
October 6, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Vanguard)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed. Baru made the disclosure on …

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race
October 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed over the …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LeSaffre, Corbion
October 6, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, …

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report
October 6, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information …

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

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

Sustane Technologies to Produce Pellets from MSW in Canada
October 5, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Canadian cleantech company Sustane Technologies Inc. recently finalized a 20-year contract with the municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia, to support the commercialization of its disruptive process that turns municipal solid waste …

A Man and His Turbine Engine
October 5, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Suzi Thaye (Boothbay Register/Wiscasset Newspaper) David Stapp’s invention is “fuel-agnostic”  —  … It’s a nice spot for CEO Stapp to concentrate on his pet project, the Peregrine Turbine, a jet engine that can run solely on …

Mexico’s New Fuel Standards on the Right Path
October 5, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Gabriel Quadri (Fuel Fix)  Identifying what is best for the environment can be difficult in a world full of ‘green’ marketing. This is especially true with ethanol’s decades-long campaign to portray itself as a ‘green’ …

Conservatives, 1 Environmental Group Oppose Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extension
October 5, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jack Fitzpatrick (Morning Consult)  Two conservative organizations and an environmental group are opposing the extension of tax credits for certain renewable energy sources that Democrats have supported for months.  Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common …

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices
October 5, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this fall to keep them afloat in the face of low crop prices, agency officials said …

KSC Is First College in the U.S. to Heat with Purified Waste Vegetable Oil
October 5, 2016 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Keene State College)  Keene State College announces that it is the first, and currently only, college or university in the United States to heat a college campus with 100 percent purified waste vegetable oil. The …

AOG Transfers Ownership of Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone
October 5, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(AOG)  AOG has transferred 75.1% ownership of Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited (‘Addax Bioenergy’), its sugarcane bioethanol and renewable electricity operation in Makeni, Sierra Leone, to a group of investors led by Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste, Nissan
October 5, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, …

U.S. Files Complaint, Announces Settlement to Address Alleged Renewable Fuel Standard Violations by NGL Crude Logistics and Western Dubuque Biodiesel
October 5, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced the filing of a complaint against NGL Crude Logistics, LLC and Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC and a settlement …

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action
October 5, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark on practical guidance for reducing climate change emissions in transportation. If the recommendations in Course …

Car Care: Biodiesel a Viable, Green Choice
October 4, 2016 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(AA Motoring/Driven)  Biodiesel offers motorists a choice  —  Like the cars we drive, fuels have evolved — to the point that it feels like we have more choice than before.
As car manufacturers strive to reduce …

USDA ARS: Tapping Sorghum’s Genetic Potential
October 4, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (USDA Agricultural Research Service/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests.
The …

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss
October 4, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood pellets, or biomass, and agricultural …

Rosemount Mulls Plan to Convert Waste into Ethanol
October 4, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Matt M. Johnson (Finance & Commerce)  Rosemount officials are looking with both caution and optimism at a Canadian company’s proposal to build a $200 million garbage-to-fuel refinery near the city’s northeast edge.
Montreal-based Enerkem is …

Airline Low-Carbon Future Needs Fuel Nobody Makes in Volume
October 4, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Joe Ryan (Bloomberg)  JetBLue among airlines testing fuel made from corn, garbage; ‘We just don’t have any alternative,’ Boeing executive says  —  The airline industry’s plan to ease its impact on global warming hinges on …

What a Donald Trump EPA Will Look Like with Climate Change Skeptic Myron Ebell at the Helm
October 4, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Paul Raeburn (Newsweek)  … (Myron) Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end of September to head the …

Christopher Ragan: Stop Subsidizing Biofuels
October 4, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Christoper Ragan (National Post)  Carbon pricing is becoming a mainstream part of Canadian policy. Four provinces have or will soon have carbon prices, one more has made a commitment to do so, and the …

BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium Presentations Posted
October 4, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Deployment Consortium)  A successful BDC Fall Symposium was held in Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016.  A combination of Government Agency Directors and Sr. Advisors were joined by outstanding leaders in the bio-industry to …

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations
October 4, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation that renewable biomass would be …

FCC and Seat Partner in Project to Drive Biogas Production for Vehicular Use
October 4, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)   …  The project seeks to develop an innovative process for enhancing bioenergy production from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste, and a progress report was presented at Biometa 2016, held in Barcelona in …

Biobased Industry Growing, but Needs More Federal Help, Report Says
October 4, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher  (Agri-Pulse)  Production of biofuels and biobased products such as plant-derived plastics already support 4.2 million jobs, but the industry’s future growth rate depends in part on oil prices and the availability of new …

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work
October 4, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance standards that President Barack Obama implemented or supported, according to a campaign spokesperson. Clinton supports …

EPA Releases Ethanol Flex Fuel Rule/(REGS) Rule
October 4, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Fuel Marketer News)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their proposed rule for Ethanol Flex Fuel and Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. This proposal intends to provide regulatory clarification for ethanol blends …

Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule
October 4, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program and other related fuel regulations to support market growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. These proposed changes …

New Brew in Quest for Biofuel
October 4, 2016 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Beth Miller (University of Delaware)  Mixotrophy twist leads researchers to higher yields, lower emissions  —  You don’t have to be a beer lover to understand the chemistry behind new research emerging from two labs …

“The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall”: New Report
October 4, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released the new white paper, “The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall,” analyzing data recently released by EPA on …

It’s Time to End the Myth That High RIN Prices Prove Existence of the Blend Wall
October 4, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  Data recently released by EPA refutes the widely held assumption that reaching and exceeding the blend wall caused the 2013 rise in RIN prices. This newly available …

Advanced Biofuels Canada Supports Federal Carbon Pricing
October 3, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Yahoo! Finance)  The federal government announced today its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per …

USGC: US Feed Grains Exports to Mexico Soar in 2015-‘16
October 3, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  A recent U.S. Grains Council Chart of Note shows the standout performance of U.S. exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms to Mexico over the past six years.
For marketing year 2015-‘16, …

IA Retailers Are “Pink at the Pump”
October 3, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Beginning October 1, 2016, nearly 30 fuel retailers in Iowa are kicking off the “Pink at the Pump” campaign to raise funds for breast cancer as well as raise awareness about …

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income
October 3, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size crop drying in the breeze as the fall harvest gets underway.
But there’s a worry underlying …

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct
October 3, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Miami Herald)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients.
Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to a …

Railroad to Settle for $170,000 over Ethanol Spill, Fire
October 3, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by  Kimball Perry (Columbus Dispatch)  Four years ago, a broken rail caused 16 railroad cars to jump the track near Columbus’ Weinland Park neighborhood, igniting a fireball of ethanol on board.
On Tuesday, the Franklin County …

Americans Deserve Fuel Choices at the Pump
October 3, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Liz Mathis (Marion Times)  Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment to offer homegrown, renewable ethanol and biodiesel. The Legislature’s investment of $3 million this year …

Letter: Column on Ethanol Gets It Wrong
October 3, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Paul Fox (Fayetteville Observer)  Jonah Goldberg’s Sept. 5 column “Let’s talk about ethanol” struck me as a little odd. Goldberg has somehow twisted the idea that ethanol and biofuels release more greenhouse gases than …

Letter: Will Renewable Fuel Standard Hurt Economy?
October 3, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Dirk Lohry, McCook Lake (Argus Leader)  … Sen. Mike Rounds is questioning corn ethanol’s future under the RFS. I know that seems counterintuitive, but in 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency will take control of the ethanol …

USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future
October 3, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best of our existing energy sources, while rigorously implementing policies that invest in the second and …

Lab Testing Underway for Biogas Potential of Spent Mushroom Substrate
October 3, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Ag Annex)  Ag-Grid Energy LLC, based in Kennett Square, PA, working with RCM Digesters, located in Berkeley, CA, has selected the Anaerobic Digestion Lab Test Network (ADLTN) to perform a set of four lab tests …

8317267 Canada Brings Its Lignin Fractionation Tech out of Stealth
October 3, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In British Columbia, 8317267 Canada brought its Lignin Isolate Fractionation Technology out of stealth, describing it as “a cost-effective and highly efficient lignin purification and preparation process, designed to meet the demand for a …

American Airlines Hires Ocean Park to Assist With Renewable Jet Fuel Evaluation
October 3, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(American Airlines)  American Airlines announced today that it has retained Ocean Park, a boutique investment bank with expertise in the renewable fuels industry, to assist with evaluating alternative jet fuels and identifying the most promising …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvay, Stora Enso
October 3, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked at …

Davis, Mercurius Advance on Ultra Low-Cost Renewable Chemicals
October 3, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Mercurius Biorefining has furthered its partnership with UC Davis to develop first-of-its-kind technology for production of furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA). While current approaches to the commercialization of FDCA use …

New Form of Ethanol Based Gasoline Comes to Wichita
October 3, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by By Rachel Skytta  (KWCH)  A higher grade of ethanol blended gasoline will soon make its way to Wichita, giving consumers more options when they fill up. …
“Ethanol is alcohol, we’ve been making alcohol and moonshine, …

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
October 3, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/PR Newswire)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 487.08 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising awareness and emphasis for the adoption of greener …

DNews visits with Global Algae Innovations to learn how valuable algae can be for our future fuel needs, as well as food for animals and people, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, and as an offset to factory’s carbon footprints.
October 3, 2016 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  DNews visits with Global Algae Innovations to learn how valuable algae can be for our future fuel needs, as well as food for animals and people, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, and as an …

Understanding Biofuel Standards
October 3, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

By Angela Fivga and Zsuzsa A. Mayer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  The analysis and standardization of biofuels are in constant development, therefore in many studies they follow a historic view or borrow unsuitable methods …

Deinove Dumps Biofuels for Nutrition and Antibiotics; Shares Plunge
October 3, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, Deinove’s shares have been plunging and you might wonder why. Bottom line, the company’s directors decided on a strategic refocus of its activities on high value-added markets …

In Your Phone, in Their Air: A Trace of Graphite Is in Consumer Tech. In These Chinese Villages, It’s Everywhere.
October 3, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Peter Whoriskey (The Washington Post)  … Smaller and more powerful than their predecessors, lithium batteries power smartphones and laptop computers and appear destined to become even more essential as companies make much larger ones to power …

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!
October 1, 2016 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the events.
True again at the University …

The War Against Ethanol, Part II–A History of the Fuel
October 1, 2016 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  “It is “a universal assumption that [ethyl] alcohol in some form will be a constituent of the motor fuel of the future.”  —  So wrote Scientific American. The year was 1920, …