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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-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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High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field
September 9, 2016 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries …

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG
September 9, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Government Fleet)  Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The county signed a multiple-year deal with …

Voting Opens for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy.
September 9, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 40. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in …

Gevo (GEVO) Enters ATJ Supply Heads of Agreement with Lufthansa
September 9, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Street Insider)  Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEVO) announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG (“Lufthansa”) to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to …

Refiner Cuts Costs, Offers Buyouts as Ethanol Credits Rise
September 9, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Barbara J Powell (Bloomberg)   …  RINS aren’t the real problem for the Philadelphia refinery, Robert Campbell, head of oil products research for London-based Energy Aspects, said in a telephone interview today.

“East Coast refiners are …

Low Cost Cellulosic Sugars, Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrosep
September 9, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst all the discussion this week of deal-making in cellulosic and sugar-based fuels — the likes of Tesoro-Virent and Lufthansa-Gevo — we were intrigued by this slide deck on a pathway …

Gevo, Lufthansa Rock Markets with Renewable Jet Fuel Deal
September 9, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has entered into a heads of agreement with Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel from its first commercial hydrocarbon facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN. …

India Will Soon Be Zero Petroleum Import Country: Gadkari
September 8, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

(CNBC MoneyControl)  Despite low prices globally, India at present is incurring a massive Rs 4.5 lakh crore on crude imports which was earlier Rs 7.5 lakh crore, Gadkari said addressing a conference on methanol economy …

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

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

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

Boater Running High Ethanol Blend Smashes Speed Record
September 8, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Last weekend, competitors from around the country participated in two major powerboat racing competitions, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Mentor, Ohio. Many of …

Fulcrum Works to Convert Trash into Biofuel
September 8, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Annie Conway (Northern Nevada Business Weekly)  Fulcrum BioEnergy, a company based out of Pleasanton, Calif., has developed a process to convert household trash into biofuel.
The company pioneered a technology that transforms municipal solid waste …

Rule Change Proposed to Allow E15 in New York State
September 8, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol …

INEOS Bio Selling Indian River County Biofuel Plant
September 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Paul Ivice (TC Palm)  INEOS Bio is selling its $130 million biofuel plant on Oslo Road, where it’s been developing yard waste-to-ethanol technology since August 2013.

INEOS, which received millions in taxpayer-funded incentives for its joint …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evonik in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 8, 2016 – 5:22 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 …

The EU Commission Has Lost the Plot on Biofuels
September 8, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  Just as the EU institutions were shutting up shop for the long summer break the EU Commission issued its strategy to reduce transport emissions in the post 2020 period, ‘European …

Tesoro to Acquire Virent
September 8, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production …

KLM to Operate LAX Biofuel Flights
September 8, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Linda Blachly (Air Transport World)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles-based refinery AltAir Fuels and SkyNRG for the supply of sustainable biofuel on all flights between Los Angeles International …

EIA Projects Ethanol Consumption
September 8, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(DTN)  EIA Sees Ethanol Content in US Gasoline at 10% in 2016-17  —  The Energy Information Administration expects ethanol consumption in the United States to average 930,000 barrels per day this year and in 2017, …

BioFuelNet Responds To Study Claiming “ Biofuels Are Worse Than Gasoline”
September 8, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Marie-Joe Costantine (BioFuelNet)  Study stating “ biofuels are worse than gasoline” is fundamentally flawed  —  … In the study, when (John) DeCicco and colleagues calculate the CO2 emissions going into the atmosphere, they consider all parts …

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name
September 8, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving you greater bang for your buck. It features even more  environmentally friendly, domestically produced ethanol. …

The 15-Percent Solution
September 8, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The Gasconade County Republican)  The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has postponed indefinitely a decision due whether or not to increase the allowable blend of ethanol in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent. More tests and …

COLUMN-Vehicle Efficiency Spurs Premium Gasoline Sales, Octane Demand: Kemp
September 8, 2016 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by John Kemp (Reuters)  Pressure to improve vehicle fuel efficiency is driving an increase in the sales of premium gasoline and boosting demand for high-octane blending components in the United States.

Premium grade accounted for more …

Crown Point Tops off Tank with New E-85 Fuel Grant
September 8, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  The Indiana Department of Transportation and Northwest Regional Planning Commission will continue to pay for E-85 fuel used by the Crown Point Police Department.

Police Chief Pete Land said the department …

Delaware City Refinery Wants Permit to Expand Operations
September 8, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online)  PBF Energy wants to significantly increase the amount of biofuel being stored at and shipped from its Delaware City refinery.

The company plans to go from handling about 84,000 gallons …

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project
September 7, 2016 – 1:00 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland based  501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ExxonMobil in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 6, 2016 – 4:46 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 …

Europe’s Big 4 Ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) Are in a Curious Situation.
September 6, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro. The product gets blended into …

“Opportunity for Public Comment on Algae Guidance for The Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions” — October 27, 2016 — Tempe, AZ
September 6, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
“Opportunity for Public Comment on Algae Guidance for The Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions”   —   October 27, 2016   —   Tempe, AZ

EPA will be hosting a public meeting entitled, “Opportunity for Public Comment on Algae Guidance for The Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions” in Tempe, AZ on October 27, 2016, immediately following the Algae Biomass Summit.

The …

Seaweed Farms Could Become Important Source for Biofuels Production in UK, Report Suggests
September 6, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Large-scale seaweed farms could become an important source for biofuels production in the UK, a new report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) suggest.

The government department …

Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells
September 6, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Doug Stranglin (USA Today)  One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday all the way from Nebraska to North Texas.  —  Oklahoma regulators on Saturday shut down 37 wastewater wells connected …

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

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

The SIAAP and SUEZ Introduce BioGNVAL, an Unprecedented Solution to Convert Wastewater into Liquid Biofuel
September 5, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(SUEZ)  At the Valenton plant (Val-de-Marne), Belaïde Bedreddine, the President of the inter-departmental syndicate for the sanitation of the Paris conurbation (SIAAP) with the administrators and Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ, today presented BioGNVAL, the …

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

FAA Grants PrecisionHawk First Waiver to Fly Drones beyond Line of Sight
September 5, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Lia Reich (PrecisionHawk)  Since receiving an experimental airworthiness certificate from the FAA to research operations within extended visual line of sight, PrecisionHawk has proven a safety case to advance its research to include commercial operations …

White Dog Labs Looks to Build Delaware’s Next Chemical Giant
September 5, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  … Now the rather smelly, colorless liquid is poised to become the cornerstone of a Delaware startup that is seeking to revolutionize the biochemical industry and even possibly — maybe someday — upend …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Eni in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 5, 2016 – 11:00 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 …

Scale-Up: What Makes the Winners Win?
September 5, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s worth some detail, before the cheering: BioAmber Sarnia demonstrated performance levels validating commercial operation, as defined in its loan agreement with Comerica Bank, Export Development Canada and Farm Credit …

McGill University’s Occasional Paper Series on the Environmental Sustainability of International Civil Aviation
September 5, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The Centre for Research in Air and Space Law at McGill University in Canada has published an Occasional Paper Series on the environmental sustainability of international civil aviation. The 13 research papers address various …

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text
September 5, 2016 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping …

China, US Set to Release Review of Each Other’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Historic Move at G20 Summit
September 5, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Li Jing (South China Morning Post)  The cross-checking system between world’s two worst carbon polluters will be the first time Beijing has allowed another nation to review its domestic energy subsidies  —  … he peer-review …

Carbon Capture at Pond
September 4, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Bloomberg’s Michael Bancroft visits the headquarters of Pond Technologies, a startup using algae to convert smokestack pollution into products such as clean biofuel and help companies reduce their carbon footprint. READ MORE …

Biofuels versus Gasoline: The Emissions Gap Is Widening
September 3, 2016 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Many respected laboratories, agencies, and researchers have used a lifecycle analysis to show that biofuels, particularly advanced biofuels, provide significant carbon benefits compared to gasoline. These benefits have increased in …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

Wartsila, Gasum Cooperation Aims at Developing LNG Markets
September 3, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Wärtsilä Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Wärtsilä and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. The agreement was signed …

Blog: Competing with Sub $50 Oil – a Strategy for Biofuels
September 3, 2016 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Irshad Ahmed  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels International)  If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society?

The answer …

Ernst, Branstad, QCCP Discuss the Future of Renewable Fuels
September 2, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Quad County Corn Processors/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with staff and board members from Quad County Corn Processors and representatives from Syngenta, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association …

Letter: Sen. Grassley Works Hard for Clean Energy
September 2, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by James Dozier (The Gazette/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions)  Sen. Chuck Grassley has displayed a consistent record of leadership when it comes to bringing jobs and clean energy to Iowa and helping to bolster the farm …

Think Ethanol Doesn’t Work in Boats? Think Again
September 2, 2016 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Sara Wyant (Agri-Pulse)  Ask most boaters about ethanol and boats and you’ll likely hear that the two don’t go together. In fact, many gas stations surrounding some of the largest U.S. lakes will advertise “no …

No Need to Panic Says Watertown Auto Expert
September 2, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(KXLG)  There’s no need to panic, says an auto expert, following reports of a recent equipment malfunction at six Magellan pipeline distribution bays in Oklahoma that caused a 30 percent versus 10 percent higher ethanol blend …

Using Genetics to Domesticate Pennycress as New Cover Crop
September 2, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Illinois State University)  Illinois State Associate Professor of Genetics John Sedbrook is collaborating on a $1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop genetic resources that can be used to …

Masdar Institute Develops Novel Biodiesel Chemical Reactor
September 2, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Emirates News Agency/Zawya)  A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with Tadweer – Abu Dhabi’s Centre of Waste Management, are testing an integrated chemical reactor they have designed …

Burning Paradise: Korindo Accused of Destroying Indonesia’s Last Forests
September 2, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Vaidehi Shah (Eco-Business)  An investigative report by green groups from around the world has uncovered the role of Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo in destroying precious, untouched ecosystems in Papua province.
One of Indonesia’s few remaining expanses of …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 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 at …

Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER
September 2, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the BIOFOREVER  consortium of 14 European companies emerged from stealth with the news that they have started their demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value …

US Air Force to Produce Biofuels for US DoD Applications
September 2, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(airforce-technology.com)  The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Programme Office will focus on producing biofuels for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

The plans to home-grow biofuels follow President …

The 2016 Wood Waste Recycling Workshop & Expo Event — October 1, 2016 — Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
September 2, 2016 – 11:12 am | No Comment
The 2016 Wood Waste Recycling Workshop & Expo Event   —   October 1, 2016   —    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

A Provincial Climate Change Leadership Workshop series— Pathways to sustainability: Series 1. Wood waste recycling & utilization

COMPÈRE MC., Toso Bozic P.Ag., Agroforester/Bioenergy Specialist
Alberta Government, Agriculture and Forestry

KEY PRESENTATION TOPICS

Emerging Alberta Wood waste Recycling & Utilization …

Ensuring Energy Independence Through Bio-Based Energy Systems
September 2, 2016 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  NIFA ‘s Bioeconomy-Bioenergy-Bioproduct portfolio facilitates the development of sustainable regional production systems for biofuels and bio-based products through research, product development and demonstration, extension, and education.

By creating non-carbon based fuels, power …

Letter: ‘Growing’ Biofuels Worthy of Pursuit
September 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Halgerson (POET/Argus Leader)  The oil industry has been busy sending columns to papers around the country attacking biofuels like ethanol. Their arguments against ethanol always omit a key point: Cutting our biofuel use means …

The Oil Industry Is Split over the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
September 1, 2016 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  … Now the oil industry itself is split over the RFS, or more specifically how the EPA applies it.

It’s no mystery what’s inspiring the discord: money.

Refiner CVR Energy, in which billionaire investor Carl …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

Catalyst for Cleaner, Faster Chemicals
September 1, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Flinders University)  Enzymes, described as the ‘engine rooms’ of the natural world, can now work up to 16 times faster thanks to ‘paradigm shifting’ technology developed between Flinders and University of California Irvine.

The latest breakthrough …

Chicago Park District Touts Its Biodiesel-Powered Vehicle Program
September 1, 2016 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  The Chicago Park District says its environmentally friendly biodiesel program has continued to pay off, and consequently, will showcase the program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by …

Nikola’s U.S., Canadian Trucks Will Be Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered
September 1, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  Following Nikola Motor Co.’s recent zero-emissions announcement, the company now says the electric drivetrain used in the U.S. and Canadian markets will be powered by a custom-built, hydrogen-electric …

Finland: The Deployment of Biomethane in the Finnish Transport Sector Hampered by Limited Amount of Gas Vehicles
September 1, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(European Biogas Association) A report on different scenarios and their cost-efficiency in reducing national transport emissions by 40% by 2030.  —  The most cost-efficient scenario to reduce transport emissions would be to invest in domestic drop-in …

Biogas Certificates Provide Customers with Flexible Access to the Benefits of Biogas
September 1, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(Gasum) Gasum is the transmission network operator with system responsibility for the Finnish natural gas transmission system. As part of the development of the gas market, Gasum has created a Biogas Certificate system for the market. …

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World
September 1, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cathay Pacific in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 1, 2016 – 9:33 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 Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones
September 1, 2016 – 9:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand European cows one-by-one into a glass “metabolic chamber” to measure their methane emissions, digestion, production characteristics, energy-efficiency, metabolism, …

Vegetable Oil Powered Truck Shatters World Record, Reaches over 200 mph at Speed Week
August 31, 2016 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenny M Kniss (Greenspeed Research)  To showcase the viability of renewable energy, non-profit group Greenspeed Research (GsR), reached 209 mph with a truck powered by vegetable oil at the Bonneville Salt Flats this August. …

Glacial Lakes In Midst of Premium E30 Challenge
August 31, 2016 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The ethanol industry knows that one area for the growth of the renewable fuel is through mid-level ethanol blends such as E30. The auto industry is calling for more octane and …

Food Price Deflation Cheers Consumers, Hurts Farmers, Grocers and Restaurants
August 31, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Heather Haddon and Julie Jargon (The Wall Street Journal)  The U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling food prices in more than 50 years, a streak that is …

Energy Department Studies Show Major Ethanol Benefits
August 31, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(WNAX)  The U.S. Energy Department has released the results of a compilation of several studies that show mid level ethanol blends, E 25 and E 40 could offer significant benefits for the United States. Renewable …

Biofuels Are Worse than Gasoline? Creative Accounting Leads to Claim
August 31, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown (Des Moines Register)  … The genesis of the latest headlines is frustration among certain biofuels critics that life-cycle analysis no longer supports their criticism of biofuels. The solution, of course, is …

Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad Ally to Improve Sustainable Supply Chains for Palm Oils.
August 31, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based World News)  Palm oil has become one of the world’s most versatile and controversial raw materials. Found in approximately 50% of products on supermarket shelves, including food and non-food items it’s harvesting has been …

Wayne Standardizes Offering for All North American Retail
August 31, 2016 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Wayne Fueling Systems)  Wayne Fueling Systems (“Wayne”), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations announces that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers …

E15 Sales Fall because of RVP
August 31, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  As expected E15 sales in Minnesota fell in June as a result of the EPA-imposed Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) season, which bars the sale of E15 from June 1 to Sept 15.

… …

Does Minnesota Have What It Takes to Seize Biofuel Opportunities?
August 31, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnick (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seldom do the puzzle pieces align so perfectly as they now have to give Minnesota motorists greater access to E15 and higher blends of Minnesota grown, renewable ethanol.

Some …

BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium — September 27-28, 2016 — Washington, DC
August 31, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium   —   September 27-28, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A special BDC Fall Symposium will be held this year at the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016.  This is a unique event, so if you cannot attend, please recruit an …

Gasification 2017 — March 15-16, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland
August 31, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment
Gasification 2017   —   March 15-16, 2017   —   Helsinki, Finland

ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on 15-16 March 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities. The event will be providing an …

How to Finance a Biogas Project?
August 31, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Renewable Waste Intelligence)  Three of America’s leading experts guide us through the pitfalls to profits  —  The challenges of financing biogas and biofuel projects are many and daunting for investors who are looking to take …

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — July 23-26,2017 — Montréal, Canada
August 31, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology   —   July 23-26,2017   —  Montréal, Canada

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

NATSO Asks DOT to Work with Existing Business on Alternative Fuel Corridors
August 31, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(The Trucker News Services)  NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truck stops, has called on the Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of the existing law that …

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes
August 31, 2016 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Department of Energy)  Soil fungi secrete a wide range of enzymes that play an important role in biofuel production and bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils and water. A recent study reveals different fungal species secrete a …

NGO Questions Xinxiang’s Claim It Bought All Cadmium-Laced Wheat
August 31, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde (Caixin Online)  Advocacy group claims some of the city’s carcinogen-laced grain may have already hit the market — … Tian Jing, a volunteer at the nongovernmental organization, Airman in Beijing, said …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy
August 31, 2016 – 10:53 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 Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at DuPont, …

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio
August 31, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline:
Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as ‘pipe dream’
Then would …

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation
August 31, 2016 – 12:05 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in …

Weird Science: How to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Renewable Biofuel
August 30, 2016 – 11:51 pm | No Comment

by David Dittman (Wall Street Daily) … ClimateWire recently reported that scientists have engineered a bacterium that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel in a single, enzyme-catalyzed metabolic step.

Summarizing a paper published on August 22, …

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops
August 30, 2016 – 11:36 pm | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration in the soil stays roughly …

Report Discusses Australian Biofuel Industry
August 30, 2016 – 10:50 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides updated data on Australia’s biofuel industry, noting ethanol production is expected to reach 250 …

The Case Against Ethanol Opponents: They Are Simply Incorrect +VIDEO
August 30, 2016 – 10:37 pm | No Comment

by  Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t done a count and compared it to a calendar, but it seems to me that the American oil industry has …

Trump Focuses on Farmers
August 30, 2016 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

by Eddie Scott (TheVillagesSuntimes)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the second annual Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. — … Trump promised to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and corn-based ethanol, eliminate burdensome …

Diesel Dogs 1st Distributor in Minn to Offer #E15
August 30, 2016 – 10:12 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  St. Paul based Diesel Dogs Fuel Service is the first distributor to offer pre-blended E15 in Minnesota. This week the company delivered its first gallons of E15 to its municipal and …

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices
August 30, 2016 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman …

Do Biofuels Harm the Planet More than Gasoline?
August 30, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment

Rowena Lindsay (Christian Science Monitor)  A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released by burning the biofuel. —  That’s a flawed premise, argues Daniel Schrag, a geology professor …

Brazil Climate Pledge Questioned after Ethanol Snub
August 30, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil’s commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising ethanol use after the country’s government this week said it planned to scrap a tax …

RTI International Awarded Project to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels
August 30, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(RTI International)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded RTI International a project to support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce variable amounts of fuels or products.

As part of the more than …

Land-Use Change Rapidly Reducing Critical Honey Bee Habitat in Dakotas
August 30, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Geological Survey) The Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of …

Germans Developing Flower-Power Biofuel
August 30, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg News/Arkansas Online)  A giant form of a flowering daisy plant that can grow 10 feet high may become the favored fuel of Germany’s biogas industry.

The plant, with small yellow flowers, whose …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cargill in the Advanced Bioeconomy
August 30, 2016 – 5:08 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 …

Carbon 101 and Biofuels
August 30, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board)  … Everyone knows that trees (and other plant life) absorb carbon from the atmosphere. It’s important to remember that plants also return their carbon to the atmosphere when they die …

Field to Fuel Video Contest
August 30, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol.

With a focus on informing the public about …

Biodiesel from the Right Sources Can Burn More Cleanly than Regular Diesel: Report
August 30, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium at San José State University released a study on the generation of various pollutants during low-temperature combustion (LTC) of several types of biodiesel …

Technip Signs Agreement with BTG Bioliquids to Design and Build Pyrolysis Plants for Biomass-to-Oil Production
August 30, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(btg-btl)  Technip announced … that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis …

Propel Launches ProShop, Connecting California’s Low Carbon Fuel Culture
August 30, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Propel)  Apparel, accessories, aficionado clubs and social networks link together Propel’s largest customer segment, millennials.  —  Propel Fuels, the nation’s leading low-carbon fuel brand, announces the launch of the Propel ProShop (propelproshop.com), an online store …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines and Sustainable Fuels
August 30, 2016 – 3:50 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 Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year
August 30, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step …

Biorefinery Optimization Workshop — October 5–6, 2016 — Rosemont, IL
August 30, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment
Biorefinery Optimization Workshop   — October 5–6, 2016   —   Rosemont, IL

Even with years of continuous investments by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to de-risk first-of-a-kind technologies, numerous challenges still need to be addressed to achieve reliable and continuous operation of biorefineries …

Who Needs Biofuels? Cost-Competitive Renewable Fuels are in Demand
August 30, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Male  (U.S. Department of Energy)   A large part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector could be uniquely filled by biofuels and bioproducts. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies …

Changing the Way We Fly: Biofuels Made from Waste Gases Reaching New Heights with Airline Industry
August 30, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Zia Haq (U.S. Department of Energy)  Booking a flight soon? You may be leaving on a jet plane powered with renewable fuel. With more than 87,000 flights and approximately 1.56 million barrels of jet …

RSB’s North America Business Forum — October 4, 2016 — Chicago, IL
August 30, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
RSB’s North America Business Forum   —   October 4, 2016   —    Chicago, IL

Join us at United Airlines’ Chicago office for RSB’s first ever North America Business Forum, which will bring together members, leaders and stakeholders from industry associations, civil society organisations and companies to debate, discuss and network and share …

Intratec Reveals Production Costs of Green Chemicals and Biofuels
August 30, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(Intratec Solutions LLC/EIN Presswire)  New reports evaluate the economic feasibility of chemicals manufacturing through alternative, bio-based routes —  Intratec Solutions LLC, the leading source for chemical markets data and production cost reports, is pleased to …

Researchers Garner Grant to Study Innovative Biofuels Production Technology
August 30, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Robert Mills (Iowa State University)  A team of researchers from Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute is investigating a new technology for converting biomass into biofuels and chemicals. With a $371,000, one-year grant from the …

Tim Walz Visits Al-Corn to Show Support for Homegrown Biofuels
August 26, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Rep. Tim Walz visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont on Aug 24 to learn more about the plant’s upcoming expansion exercise and reiterate his support for clean Minnesota-produced renewable biofuels.

Walz was briefed on …

Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA” — September 12, 2016
August 26, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA”  —   September 12, 2016

Third in Chemical Watch’s series on TSCA reform, this webinar will focus on changes to the US’s information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.

The programme will cover reporting and recordkeeping obligations, confidential business …

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
August 26, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and Assembly have approved a pair of ground-breaking climate bills (SB 32 and AB 197). Governor …

How to Tell #Biofuel’s Sustainability Story
August 26, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Sustainability is a key topic in both the biofuels industry as well as among consumers. However, each person seems to have a different definition of what exactly sustainable means. Industry efforts …

Octane Value Takes Center Stage During #ACE2016
August 26, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Higher octane. The automakers want it. Many consumers want it. But how to get it? Ethanol.  —  Many in the ethanol industry have begun to realize that one of the pathways …

MichBio Responds to Flawed University of Michigan Research Study on Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 26, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(MichBio/BusinessWire)  MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, issued the following statement today regarding the release of a University of Michigan research study that claims the rising use of biofuels in the U.S. has led …

Fill up on Ethanol for 85 Cents a Gallon – But You Better Hurry
August 26, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Hannah Madans (Orange County Register)  To celebrate its opening, a new E85 gas station in Santa Ana is offering E85 ethanol for 85 cents a gallon.  The deal only lasts until 3 p.m. today …

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Significant Benefits to the US
August 26, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jodi Delapaz (Agri-Pulse)  High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S., according to a new study by the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge, Argonne National laboratory (ANL) …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy DEADLINE: unclear
August 26, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy   DEADLINE:  unclear

International Conference on Enzymology, will be organized around the theme “Exemplifying the Prominence of Enzymology among Interdisciplinary Sciences”

Enzymology 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive …

International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy
August 26, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment
International Conference on Enzymology   —  March 20-21, 2017  —   Rome, Italy

International Conference on Enzymology, will be organized around the theme “Exemplifying the Prominence of Enzymology among Interdisciplinary Sciences”

Enzymology 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive …

U.N. Aviation Emissions Pact to Let States Opt out in First Phase: Sources
August 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by  Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according to sources familiar with the …

Early-Stage, Breakthrough Technologies: Biofuels, 10 of the Best
August 26, 2016 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  In this report, we are focused on bioenergy and biofuels (and not bioproducts) that are moving from the lab to initial commercial demonstrations and …

Biorenewables Megatrends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Bioeconomy’s Progress
August 26, 2016 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we conducted a webinar on Biorenewables Megatrends with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, who gave these incisive slides on the state of commercialization in fuels, chemicals, biomaterials and nutrition. READ …

Where’s Butanol, or Other Substitutes for Gasoline besides Ethanol?
August 26, 2016 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is there some fundamental reason that the automotive biofuels people haven’t shifted to butanol or iso-butanol or some other compound that would be more compatible with gasoline and the present …

Company Produces Biodiesel for Own Truck Fleet
August 25, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(National Transport Confederation (Google Translation))  Fuel is produced from used cooking oil. Goal is to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases —  … About two months, Camaqua Distributor installed a biodiesel production plant, to expand …

Boating on Biofuels
August 25, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Chip Bowling (Capital Gazette/National Corn Growers Association) Letter to Editor:  As a boater from Southern Maryland, I read Chris Dollar’s latest column with interest (The Capital, July 17). But he cited some inaccurate claims from …

Boom in Oil Production Causes Bust in Prairie Sod
August 25, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Mr. (Mark) Perry suggests (without any scientific support or a single citation) that ethanol expansion has somehow led to “destruction” of prairie in the Great Plains, but says not …

Jill Stein Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ to Address Climate Change
August 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Climate change, she (Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein) said during a National Press Club event on Tuesday, is an “emergency expounded by racial disparities. … We call for a joint …

Feature: Could a RINs Market Probe Fuel RFS Reforms?
August 25, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Brian Scheid and Herman Wang (Platts)  Growing pressure for a federal probe of the opaque market underpinning the Renewable Fuel Standard could bolster efforts to dramatically reform the landmark biofuels policy.

Earlier this month, billionaire investor …

EPA Signals It Will Start Looking at Mandating Higher Octane Gasoline
August 25, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  Raising the octane in gasoline — seen as a way to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions in today’s high-tech turbocharged, direct-injected engines — looks like it will get some …

API-Funded Study Obscures Lifecycle Emission Benefits of Biofuels
August 25, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, University of Michigan Energy Institute researchers, led by longtime biofuels critic Professor John DeCicco, released a study funded by the American Petroleum Institute (API) claiming biofuels do not reduce carbon emissions …

Recycled Tyres Are ‘Overlooked’ as a Biofuel Source
August 25, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  Oil from recycled tyres has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose …

Sustainability in the Market Important to Company Success
August 25, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Donna Funk (K·Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … One way food companies can connect to this new consumer mindset is to expand the role of biofuels in their supply chain and to actively communicate the benefits …

Got octane?
August 25, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to increase demand for our fuel based on its octane value proposition.

The American Coalition for Ethanol …

New Generation Drives Global Economy
August 25, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Given the instability in the world, there never has been a time in the history of the ethanol industry when it has been more important. Important to our national …

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol
August 25, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.  —  Larry Larson made history this summer when he won the Ethanol Nationals, the first …

NYC to Test Renewable Diesel
August 25, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Government-Fleet)  New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments and in several hundred vehicles in 2017 to help meet Mayor Bill de Blasio’s aggressive …

Report: Canadian Ethanol Industry Operating at Full Capacity
August 25, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting the nation’s ethanol industry has consolidated and plants are running at capacity.

The …

Mexico to Ban Gasoline Oxygenated with Ethanol in Three Urban Centers
August 25, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

By Ana Isabel Martinez (Reuters Africa)  Mexico will ban the sale of gasoline oxygenated with ethanol beginning in late October in three major urban centers as part of a push to combat the worst pollution …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

Kansas Cellulosic Plant to Sell
August 25, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Draws Wide Interest — … Mark Fisler, managing director of Los Angeles-based Ocean Park Advisers, the company hired by Abengoa to sell the biomass-based ethanol …

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels
August 25, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at least ten percent renewable fuel, like ethanol, made right here in the United States.

Last year, …

Big Oil’s Glass House
August 25, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/U.S. News and World Report)  … Indeed, it’s fairly obvious that (Mark) Perry’s yarn is simply intended to shift attention away from the real culprit behind destruction of prairie in the Great …

Another Billionaire Bailout?
August 25, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Bloomberg/Advanced Biofuels Business Council)  … (Carl) Icahn’s ask is pretty simple. He wants the EPA to change the rules midstream to relieve his petroleum refining assets of their obligations.

The RFS, for its part, …

The Long Winding Road to Algae’s Promised Land
August 25, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Industry Magazine contributing editor, emeritus agribusiness professor at Arizona State University, and algae industry icon Mark Edwards is interviewed this month in nutraingredients-usa.com on how and why the algae industry has a …

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says
August 25, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the federal government — may be built on a false assumption, according to a new University …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …