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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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CALL FOR PAPERS: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL    DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

The tcbiomass2015 Technical Program Committee invites you to share your latest breakthroughs, experiences, and innovations with the global bioenergy industry. A broad array of papers will be selected for oral or poster presentation at dedicated …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 16, 2015
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  March 16, 2015

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Algae Biomass Summit September 29-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC
February 13, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   September 29-October 2, 2015    Washington, DC

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Global Agribusiness Forum — July 4-5, 2016 — Sao Paulo, Brazil
February 13, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Global Agribusiness Forum  — July 4-5, 2016  —  Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF), held every two years, is internationally recognized as the most important event of the agribusiness in the world. By encouraging debates between the most important leaders, authorities and specialists of …

15TH International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol September 21-22, 2015 São Paulo, Brazil
February 13, 2015 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
15TH International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol    September 21-22, 2015   São Paulo, Brazil

Besides being the official technical event of the Sugar and Ethanol Dinner in Sao Paulo, and in the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol, DATAGRO reinforces its commitment …

FENASUCRO 4TH DATAGRO CEISE BR Conference August 25, 2015 Sertaozinho (SP)
February 13, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
FENASUCRO    4TH DATAGRO CEISE BR Conference  August 25, 2015    Sertaozinho (SP)

Being the official technical opening event of the traditional technology and trade fair of the sugarcane industry, the FENASUCRO, the DATAGRO CEISE Br Conference happen in the same location of the fair in Sertaozinho (SP).  …

Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day July 10, 2015 London, UK
February 13, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day      July 10, 2015   London, UK

From the successful editions of the Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day organized since 2012, DATAGRO in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Permanent Representation of Brazil to the International Organizations …

ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 13, 2015 New York, NY
February 13, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference     May 13, 2015   New York, NY

Aiming to bring together the main representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will held, on May 13th, …

2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015 Arlington, VA
February 13, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015     Arlington, VA

This is the premier 2015 conference and exhibition on U.S. Government priorities and programs for renewable energy, energy efficiency, critical energy infrastructure protection, and American energy independence.

Join top government officials, energy experts, and industry leaders …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) June 1-4, 2015 Vienna, Austria
February 13, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)  June 1-4, 2015   Vienna, Austria

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.
It is Europe’s largest international conference focused on biomass combining a highly-respected international scientific …

4 Minutes with… Andrew Livingston, President, Earth Care Products
February 13, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … biomass dehydration, torrefaction and carbonization. … Establish commercial scale torrefaction and carbonization plants based on our proprietary processing technology.  Target various markets contributing to a sustainable bio-economy such as bioenergy, biofuels, …

4 Minutes with… Dr. Victor S Jackson, Consultant, Material Flow Solutions
February 13, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Companies who are having feedstock handling issues, can be assisted by having their feedstocks characterized and also with design of their handling systems.  READ MORE

Murphy USA to Offer E15 and E85 in Chicago and Houston Locations in 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Murphy USA/Globe Newswire) Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE: MUSA), a leading marketer of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise, announced today an expansion program that will bring E15 to consumers in the suburbs of Chicago and …

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order of importance):

1. Oil price volatility — will it stabilize?

2. RIN price volatility — will the …

US, California Double Down on Climate Change, Energy Security via New Initiatives
February 12, 2015 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Obama unveils Clean Energy Investment Initiative; California lawmakers introduce a trio of bills aimed at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

In Washington, the Obama Administration launched its Clean …

EPA Names 10 More Efficient Corn Ethanol Producers
February 12, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ten more corn ethanol plants were approved through the U.S. EPA’s efficient producer petition process (EP3) at the end of January, bringing the total to 19. The first round of …

Global Second Generation Biofuels (Advanced Biofuels) Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Research, Demand And Forecast to 2020: Big Market Research
February 11, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Big Market Research)  Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly as well. Other enabling factors such as favourable environmental regulations & policies, investments/funds provided by the North …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School

Thanks to …

Satnavs, Biofuel and Climate Change
February 11, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Russell (Brave New Climate)  … How often have you seen news stories about some so-called climate friendly project; they all have a prominent claim somewhere like: “This project will deliver clean energy to …

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Kansas Ethanol LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)
February 11, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(ICM, Inc.) ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™. FST™ is a …

Harper Government Supports New Ethanol Production Technology
February 11, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada)  The Government of Canada is making an investment of $3.7 million to help Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative (IGPC) Ethanol Inc. install Canada’s first Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST) system to help boost production …

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol
February 11, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jyoti Madhusoodanan  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass could boost biofuel production

When biofuel producers turn agricultural waste into ethanol, they start by treating the biomass with …

China Sees Biofuel Potential
February 11, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)  Kota Kinabalu: A biofuel expert based in China has identified Sabah as a suitable location for planting sweet sorghum that can produce biofuel.  Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang recently met …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil
February 11, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump …

4 Minutes with… Ian Thomson, President, Western Canada Biodiesel Association
February 11, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve lead the low-carbon fuels advocacy in British Columbia as the Pacific Coast states and BC take on clean fuel standards. We’re also very engaged in 2G. …
The Pacific Coast …

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes
February 11, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could …

Algenol Racks up $65M in New Algae-to-Fuels Investment, from Mexico’s BioFields
February 11, 2015 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mexico’s BioFields pours in $65 million to commercialize next-gen algae-to-fuels venture — In Florida, Algenol, a pioneer in turning CO2 emissions into fuels, announced that it has closed on a new $25 …

2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida
February 11, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment
2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida

Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a part of this meeting which will focus on current trends and emerging issues in Green Chemistry. This OMICS Group International Conference desideratum is to …

REFF-Wall Street 2015 June 24-25 New York, NY
February 11, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment
REFF-Wall Street 2015   June 24-25   New York, NY

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) is the premier renewable energy financing convening in the U.S.  Join top industry CEOs, and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture …

Scott Pope Invites You to Petition the White House and Congress to Increase the Gas Tax
February 10, 2015 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has long supported increasing the highway user fee to address our transportation infrastructure–and to support development and deployment of renewable transportation fuels.

Scott Pope, whose background is in …

Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab? February 23, 2015 Washington, DC
February 10, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab?    February 23, 2015   Washington, DC

The need for biofuels only increases globally and the production must turn to various algal species as possible sources. This seminar will look at a range of available growth areas geographically for the algae – …

5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake, a Breakthrough
February 10, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Brady Luceno  (Project Gaia)  Five years ago today at approximately 5pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. Over three million of Haiti’s ten million people were affected, and over 230,000 deaths were reported. The …

Tulare County Collaboration Changing Cow Waste Into Clean Energy For Calgren
February 10, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Regenis)  Sustainable energy production entered a new era in California today as a consortium of American companies joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms …

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund
February 10, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding and capacity building to organizations and entrepreneurs to develop and test game-changing ideas for the …

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Strong Biodiesel RFS
February 10, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators wrote to the EPA Monday calling for the agency to quickly approve strong biodiesel volumes under the RFS for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Highlighting biodiesel’s track …

Scientists Develop Higher Yielding Sorghum Plants
February 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’brien And Sharon Durham (Phys.Org)  … It is drought tolerant, can thrive in poor soils, requires little or no fertilizer, and will grow in a wide range of temperatures and altitudes. Sorghum grain is …

4 Minutes with… John Marano, President, JM Energy Consulting
February 10, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … For the last several years, I have been working in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) evaluating CO2 utilization options for the DOE. I am a cheerleader for this cause! …

Biofuels Board Orders Study on 5% Biodiesel Blend
February 10, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Claire-Ann M. C. Feliciano  (Business World)  The National Biofuels Board (NBB) has tapped an institution within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to evaluate the impact of increasing the alternative-fuel content of the …

ISA Partners with American Lung Association to Launch B20 Club
February 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  To help recognize Illinois-based fleets running on blends of B20 biodiesel, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois have launched the B20 Club.

“B20 offers economic and environmental …

Used Cooking Oil From 934 Wetherspoon Pubs To Be Turned Into Biodiesel
February 10, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Darrel Moore   (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)) Brocklesby, specialists in the recycling of used cooking oil, edible fats and food that has a high fat content, will recycle used cooking oil from J …

SRS & BEI Partner to Develop Enzyme Catalyst Transesterification
February 10, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(SRS International/PR.com)  SRS and Biodiesel Experts have developed a transesterification system for biodiesel production process that utilizes enzymes efficiently to produce quality biodiesel on any scale. While using high-FFA feedstock, the primary job of the …

Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: Who’s the Cost Winner?
February 10, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have low gas prices changed the equation for drivers looking to reduce pain at the pump? Who’s the best on cost?   And, is there surprising news on emissions?

We looked at …

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
February 9, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space)  The Government of the State of Israel considers the research, development and integration of technologies reducing global use of petroleum in transportation to be an international mission. This …

4 Minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle
February 9, 2015 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Tate & Lyle operates three corn wet mills in the US, and views bio-based chemicals as a way to sustain grind as HFCS and starch markets decline. We currently have …

National Academies Press Publishes “The Nexus of Biofuels, Climate Change, and Human Health”
February 9, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pool, Rapporteur; Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine (National Academies Press) Liquid fuels are a major part of modern life. They supply …

4 Minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel
February 9, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our first goal is to prove to our local government (Mid-Atlantic) that we can achieve what City Council and Planning Commission willingly approved us to do; which is to finalize …

4 Minutes with… Douglas Furtek, Director, Operational Innovation, R&D, Teck Guan Group
February 9, 2015 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Teck Guan Group is a progressive multinational (Malaysia, China, Indonesia) oil palm plantation, palm oil mill, and oleochemical company. We are now converting our massive amounts of agricultural residues into …

4 Minutes… Mark Herrema. Co-Founder and CEO, Newlight Technologies
February 9, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Newlight is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the cost of plastics production … Newlight successfully scaled up to commercial scale at a four-story manufacturing …

4 Minutes with… William Ramírez, President, COLBIOCEL
February 9, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Colbiocel is a Colombian company that is developing a cellulosic ethanol project with a production capacity of 28 million gallons using bagasse as feedstock  READ MORE

4 Minutes with… James Wynn, Director Bio-based Technology Derisking, MBI
February 9, 2015 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In addition to derisking technologies for clients, MBI is working to commercialize 3 major bio-based technologies, the most revolutionary of these being the AFEX biomass pretreatment. … MBI is finalizing plans …

4 Minutes with…Ariel Scaparro, President, ALS Bioenergy
February 9, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We have what we believe are the best technologies for producing Biodiesel and sub products with very high added value that can subsidize the Bio itself. Our R&D now it …

EBA Calls for Bio-Based Product Policies, Addressing of Barriers to Investment in EU Bioeconomy
February 9, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EBA) has called for bioeconomy development to be set as a priority in the European Commission’s new €315 billion investment plan as well as …

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina
February 9, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of …

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?
February 9, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane sugar fermentation towards diversified products, more capacity and distribution, and new inputs like cellulosics?

How are …

PNNL Awarded for Algal Biofuel Innovation
February 9, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Developing renewable fuel from wet algae is one of the latest innovations Richland, Washington-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners. As …

$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!
February 9, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Stafford “Doc” Williamson (Biofuels Digest)  … The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a plan. Specifically it has a 5 year plan known as the Multi-Year Program Plan (and with …

World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Dumps Dozens of Coal Companies
February 8, 2015 – 8:20 pm | No Comment

(Earth Island Journal/The Guardian)  Norway’s giant fund removes investments made risky by climate change and other environmental concerns, including coal, oil sands, cement and gold mining — The world’s richest sovereign wealth fund removed 32 coal …

Dubai Municipality to Use Locally Produced Biofuel
February 8, 2015 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by James Morgan  (Construction Week Online)  Dubai Municipality and Neutral Fuels have penned an agreement concerning the supply of locally produced biodiesel for municipal vehicles.

The deal was signed during festivities for the Emirate’s sixth Car …

White House: Climate Change Threatens National Security
February 8, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Obama administration looks at climate change as a threat to national security on par with terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and disease outbreaks.

President Obama’s national security strategy released Friday …

Vietnam Lowers Biofuel Prices to Boost Consumption
February 8, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Manh Quan (Thanh Nien News)  Retailers of biofuel in Vietnam cut prices by two percent on Thursday in an effort to boost consumption.
Petrolimex, Vietnam’s leading fuel importer and distributor, decreased the price of biogasoline …

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion
February 8, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and biodiesel markets in 2015, according to speakers at last week’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

… The 10 …

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?
February 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels — has been cost.

Unlike ethanol made from corn, cellulosic biofuels are made from the inedible parts …

Report Based on False Assumption of Either-Or Land Use Approach
February 8, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land,” the authors work off the assumption that land-use decisions are used making an “either-or” …

Beneficial Algal Species Discovered
February 8, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by K. S. Rajgopal (The Hindu)  Two new bloom-forming algal species were discovered recently off the west coast of India. These two species have excellent carbon capture properties — ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the …

EPA Ruling Regarding Biodiesel Imports Batters Oil Values
February 8, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Mark Conlon (Farm & Ranch Guide)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent ruling to allow U.S. imports of Argentine biodiesel under the Renewable Fuel Standards had a bearish effect on oil values.

“Oil values took a …

Car Care: Is Ethanol Fuel Okay to Use?
February 8, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jack Biddle    (The New Zealand Herald)  Blended fuel is fine in suitable cars.  … Ethanol blended biofuel was introduced by Gull in August 2007 amid controversy over its suitability for a high percentage of …

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication
February 8, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 …

Indian Scientists Turn Coconut Oil into Biofuel
February 8, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Mid-Day)  Kochi: Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel. The scientists …

Once-Golden Biofuels Market Flattened by Cheap Diesel
February 8, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Fleisher (Trib Total Media)  Last fall, Ed Vescovi planned to restart a dormant biodiesel plant in Beaver County.  The market for biofuel was shaky. But a new owner, Weavertown Environmental, pledged to get …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction
February 8, 2015 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a $2.5 billion gas refinery at the end of the year. The renewables and natural gas-to-gasoline plant …

Closer Look at Flawed Studies behind Policies Used to Promote ‘Low-Carbon’ Biofuels
February 8, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published …

Minnesota Corn Growers Publishes “The Economics of Eco-Performance Fuel” Study
February 7, 2015 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Dean Drake (Minnesota Corn Growers Association)  Inexpensive high‐octane gasoline disappeared when emission regulations forced leaded gasoline out of the market in the early 1970s. This in turn led to reduced engine compression ratios and …

Report from the 3rd Platts Biofuel Conference, Prague, 17-18 June 2014
February 7, 2015 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuel regulation with initiatives like ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) and RED (renewable energy directive) were some of the key issues as the speakers in the 3rd Platts biofuel …

Webinar: E-15 & Mid-level blends February 19, 2015 10:00AM ET
February 6, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Webinar: E-15 & Mid-level blends   February 19, 2015  10:00AM ET

E-15 & mid-level blends now legal in TN: Reviewing this change and the use of these fuels in the U.S.

Presented by Randy Jennings, Tennessee Dept. of Ag, Regulatory Services

Thanks to this project (funded by TDOT …

WEBINAR: Meet The Andersons: Ethanol & E85 Opportunities & Supply February 10, 2015 10:00ET
February 6, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Meet The Andersons: Ethanol & E85 Opportunities & Supply   February 10, 2015    10:00ET

Presented by John DiMartini, Manager of Finished Fuels, The Andersons Inc.

Thanks to this project (funded by TDOT via CMAQ funding), we are presenting a biofuels webinar series that will cover many aspects of biodiesel and ethanol. …

Group Representing 187 Maine Municipalities Inks Development Deal for Hampden Waste Handling Facility
February 6, 2015 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  After receiving assurances that the technology is viable, members of the Municipal Review Committee board voted unanimously Wednesday to enter a development agreement with a Maryland-based company that wants …

Indiana University Biologists Partner Bacterium with Nitrogen Gas to Produce More, Cleaner Bioethanol
February 6, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Indiana University Bloomington)  Provisional patent filed for process using most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere

Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, …

Energycane Varieties Look Promising for North Louisiana
February 6, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Denise Attaway (Louisiana State University)  LSU AgCenter researchers continue to evaluate energycane varieties planted in north Louisiana as a possible new crop for producers to grow as a biofuel feedstock.

About 1,000 experimental varieties of …

Toward the Next Biofuel: Secrets of Fistulifera solaris
February 6, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

( American Society of Plant Biologists/Biomass Magazine) … One such microalga is a species of diatom called Fistulifera solaris, which is emerging as a promising candidate for next-generation biofuel technology. Diatoms are microscopic algae that are major …

Cyanobacterium Found in Algae Collection Holds Biotech Promise
February 6, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Washington University in St. Louis) Scientists have re-discovered a fast-growing bacterial strain first described in 1955

Cyanobacteria, bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, are of considerable interest as bio-factories, organisms that could be harnessed to …

House Bills Aim to Alter, Eliminate the RFS
February 6, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Feb. 4, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced the introduction of two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS), including the RFS Elimination Act and the RFS …

“Wrong-Way Obama” Scores One for the Oilcos with Renewable Fuels Policy
February 6, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eight years after then-Senator Obama co-sponsored a bill in Congress calling for a 60 billion gallon biofuels target, President Obama’s EPA slashes the Renewable Fuel Standard targets to wimpy levels, …

NRDC Airline Scorecard: First-Ever Ranking of Airline Biofuel Use
February 6, 2015 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(National Resources Defense Council)  Certification critical to ensuring aviation biofuels deliver on promise of long-term sustainability

Air travel emits more than 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution annually –  equivalent to the pollution from 136 …

Unearthed: A Rallying Cry for a Crop Program that Could Change Everything
February 6, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  …It’s crop-neutral insurance. But, dull as it sounds, it might be the key to getting our agriculture policy more in line with public health priorities.

That goal is getting some attention. …

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal
February 6, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs …

Government App to Help Companies Export Clean Energy Solutions
February 6, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The International Trade Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy are providing U.S.-based …

Wyoming Task Force Report Includes Bioenergy Recommendations
February 6, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In Wyoming, the Governor’s Task Force on Forests has issued a report featuring its recommendations for proactively managing the state’s forests. Several of the recommendations relate to bioenergy development.

The report …

Greenbelt Resources Selected to Manufacture First Commercial-scale, Vapor-capture System for EcoPAS
February 6, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation) Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, today announced that it was selected by EcoPAS, a California company, to manufacture its PAS (Passive Alcohol System) – a revolutionary …

California Should Stay on Track with Standard on Cleaner Fuels
February 6, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by John Boesel and Michael McAdams  (Sacramento Bee) Legal challenges, political battles and scare tactics have not derailed California’s low-carbon fuel standard. As the state Air Resources Board gets ready to re-adopt the standard, we have …

How One Bacterium Could Help Ease Reliance on Food Crops for Biofuel
February 6, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Pete Spotts  (Christian Science Monitor) A lowly bacterium, once sidelined in biofuel production, may help reduce production costs in converting crop residue and other non-crop plants into fuel.

In the quest for affordable, non-food sources of …

Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level
February 6, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a good chance that the electric battery of the future will have biobased aspects to them — or may even be powered by a biofuel. How’s that again? The Digest …

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan for Rising Seas in All Federal Projects
February 6, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)   President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and …

NEWBio Funds Five Seed Grants to Advance Project Goals, Expand Northeast Bioenergy
February 6, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio) Five cooperative projects have been funded that advance NEWBio goals and fill in key knowledge gaps related to bioenergy crop expansion in the Northeast U.S:

Abandoned Ag. Lands in the Northeast U.S.:  A GIS-based Analysis …

World Resources Institute Wrong About Biofuels Impact on Land Use and the Environment
February 6, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (January 30, 2015), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) criticized a new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) for its false data on the environmental and land use impacts of biofuels. …

POET to Supply Haiti with Ethanol for Cookstoves through Project Gaia
February 6, 2015 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Haiti, POET has partnered with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. The first 6,200 gallons of POET’s ethanol cleared Haitian customs at the end …

Biofuels and Big Oil Both Hope for Higher Crude Prices
February 6, 2015 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … As the global price for a barrel of oil creeps lower and lower, the US algae industry ironically finds itself in the same position as Big Oil: We’d …

The (Oil Price) Crash of ’14: What Lessons Can We Learn?
February 6, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 4 weeks past the helter-skelter Oil Crash, as prices plateau for now (and maybe for the long term) — what have we learned about energy markets in the Age of Alternatives?

When …

Risky Business Project Finds Midwest Agriculture, Labor, and Manufacturing Industries Face Economic Risk from Climate Change
February 6, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(The Risky Business Project) Results Show that America’s Heartland Risks Economic Disruptions as Climate Change Advances, Reduces Labor Productivity, and Shifts Agricultural Production Patterns

The Midwestern United States faces potential disruptions to its agricultural economy, and dangerous …

4 Minutes with…Michael Sweet, Managing Director, Brilliant Adventures Australia
February 6, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Jatropha agriculture in Fujian Province. Brilliant Australia came first in 2004 in Madagascar where plantations were set up on communal village lands to grow Jatropha.

I have now moved away from mainland …

Yes, We Can Live Well and Avoid Climate Disaster, Says UK Government
February 6, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Fiona Harvey (The Guardian)  We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and …

Finding the Perfect Sustainable Fuel to Meet the Global Demand Is a Challenge: Experts at TERI Conference
February 6, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(The Energy and Resources Institute/PR Newswire)  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tata Motors today organized the International Conference on ‘Sustainable Fuel for IC Engines in Emerging Nations’. The two-day conference is first in …

To Avoid Worst Consequences of Climate Change, Solutions Must Include Land Use Sector
February 6, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that reducing emissions from the land sector must be part of a global climate solution in order to close the “emissions …

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback
February 6, 2015 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with the promise of ditching gasoline and driving for miles with only water as exhaust.

But a …

4 Minutes with… Johan Martinez, Director of Renewable Energy and New Business, Asocaña
February 6, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Asocaña is the association of Colombian sugarcane growers and sugarcane mills. … The competition with the fossil resources will always exist and make pressure to the governments to liberalize markets in …

Renewable Biofuel Production Avoids Competition with Food Resources
February 6, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!) The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from 1 crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes

The efficient production of both biofuel and animal …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program to Expand Ethanol Infrastructure
February 6, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Ohio Corn Marketing Program)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States, is pleased to announce, The Ethanol …

$40-Million Project Takes Plant beyond Ethanol Production
February 6, 2015 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Blair Andrews (Chatham This Week/Chatham Daily News)  Expansion plans at GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. in Chatham are taking shape.  The company announced $40-million worth of investments in capital projects at the plant on Bloomfield Road …

Researchers Produce Two Biofuels from a Single Algae
February 6, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)  A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy …

EU Must Not Turn Its Back on Biofuels
February 6, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Farming Life)  Crop based biofuels are vital for animal feed, the environment, jobs and fuel, according to Copa-Cocega General Secretary Pekka Pesonen.

Speaking at the recent ‘Fuels for the Future’ conference in Berlin, he added that …

Punjab Plans Asia’s First Bio-Ethanol Plant
February 6, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Hindustan Times)  Punjab would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with partner companies to set up Asia’s first bio-ethanol manufacturing and refining unit with a design capacity of 60,000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol per …

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry
February 6, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question in Oklahoma. Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of …

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest
February 6, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

For Immediate Release January 30, 2015—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fifth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top …

Vilsack Heads “Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” Poll for 2015
February 6, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the annual rankings, voters reward commercial deployments at scale, key figures in deployment of alternative fuels, and pioneers in renewable chemicals. International leaders gain.

In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom …

OriginOil Joins Idaho National Laboratory In Project Proving Algae For Biofuels
February 6, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil) Disinfection capabilities of OriginOil technology may help make giant open-air ponds feasible for large-scale fuels production

OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of …

4 Minutes with… Hugo Jacobs, Founder, Methyl Ester
February 6, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Promoting bio fuels over mineral fuels must take precedence and this can be achieved by lobbying local government as well as national government

If you could snap your fingers and change …

4 Minutes with… Stephen P. Toon PhD, President/Executive Consultant, GoldenBio
February 6, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Moving technology from the laboratory to the complexity of an integrated commercial operation has been a stumbling point for many biotechnology companies. GoldenBio will work to provide support to “get …

Bio-Diesel Firm Plans 5 Green Corridors in Maharashtra
February 6, 2015 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu Business Line)  Pune-based manufacturer and distributor of bio-fuels My Eco Energy (MEE) plans to set up green corridors along four national highways in Maharashtra, and will establish nearly 500 bio-fuel retailing outlets over …

“Faces” Debuts: New Original Series on the Advanced Bioeconomy
February 6, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s first original series, Faces, debuts episode #1 for online viewing and download. More new episodes and new programs to come. … the one-to-one interview program Faces. It’s here.

Episode #1 …

LANXESS Introduces New Baynox Stabilizers for Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(LANXESS)  Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its existing range of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products – Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo – will be introduced to the …

25x’25 Responds to Questionable Assessment of Bioenergy Production
February 6, 2015 – 1:15 pm | One Comment

(25x’25)  A report released today by the World Resources Institute would seem to demonstrate the old adage: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The “change” in this instance is a massive …

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?
February 6, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted at a single location” asks Antoine Schellinger, VP of Strategy and Technology at Triten IAG.

Should …

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast
February 6, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast.  The report is available here.

There are four key original findings: (1) …

Looking Down the Road at Biofuels, Coal, Gas, and Oil
February 6, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead as reliance grows on a relatively small number of producers,” warns the International Energy Agency.

Why …

Consultation Open for Revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria
February 6, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) We are pleased to announce that the 60-day public consultation for revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria (P&Cs) begins today!

It will feed into discussions among RSB members over the forthcoming P&Cs Version …

3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit February 3, 2015 Sacramento, CA
February 6, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit February 3, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Join us in Sacramento as policymakers and industry leaders discuss these issues at the 3rd Annual Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit. The Summit is an exclusive event where industry leaders representing a wide array of clean …

California Biodiesel Conference February 4, 2015 Sacramento, CA
February 6, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
California Biodiesel Conference February 4, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Join us at our 4th annual California Biodiesel Conference for a showcase of biodiesel’s profile as a sustainable, cleaner burning alternative fuel bringing health and economic benefits to California, including those communities most in need.

The …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Champions, Career Long-Achievements
February 6, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … NBB recognizes the 2015 “Eye on Biodiesel” award winners this week. The honorees are:

Innovation

Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the premier U.S. DOE national laboratories and …

Moving Biodiesel in the Pipeline: Sequencing Matters
February 6, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The ability to move biodiesel in pipelines versus truck or rail is considered essential to lower costs and advance biodiesel into the mainstream, but contamination of jet fuel with fatty …

UN’s Pro Biofuels Stance an ‘Important Milestone’ for Agriculture
February 6, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Olivia Midgley (Farmers Guardian)  Sustainable biofuel production can offer additional incomes for farmers as well as helping to achieve energy security, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) chief has said.

Speaking at the …

Report Highlights China’s Growth in Biodiesel, Ethanol Production
February 6, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network shows that China’s biodiesel production grew last year, reaching an estimated 1.13 billion liters (298.5 million gallons), …

EU Legislators Called on to Recognize Advantages of Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(The European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On the occasion of a high-level policy conference in Brussels organized by the biodiesel supply chain, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding …

Supreme Court Sides with Gevo in Long-Standing Patent Dispute
February 6, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gevo’s favor and overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the interpretation of key patent claims.

On April 11, 2013, the …

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths
February 6, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment

By Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical and Engineering News)  For years, industrial biotech companies have sought to make renewable chemicals by repurposing the corn fermentation capabilities of underutilized fuel ethanol plants. As recent news from two …

Margins, Fuel, Land Prices among Concerns at Ag Summit
February 6, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Offner (WCFCourier.com) … “With crop prices going down, we think leases are going to have to start being adjustable and they’re going to have to lower land prices and lower rent prices, and that’s …

Straight from the Ethanol Producer to Your Gas Tank
February 6, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Some ethanol producers are selling E85 directly to drivers like you and me. It seems they take the phrase, cutting out the middleman, very seriously!

The company (Carbon Green Bioenergy …

Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland
February 6, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment
Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

This focused event will provide a unique insight from key decision makers, and a comprehensive overview of the European and international biofuels and feedstock markets, providing you withtrading and pricing insights, and asking questions around stimulating …

U.S. Industry Blasts EPA Decision on Biodiesel Imports
January 27, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  EPA to Fast-Track Argentinian Biodiesel by Easing Sustainability Requirements

The National Biodiesel Board on Tuesday sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the …

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths
January 27, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

By Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical and Engineering News)  For years, industrial biotech companies have sought to make renewable chemicals by repurposing the corn fermentation capabilities of underutilized fuel ethanol plants. As recent news from two …

Margins, Fuel, Land Prices among Concerns at Ag Summit
January 27, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Offner (WCFCourier.com) … “With crop prices going down, we think leases are going to have to start being adjustable and they’re going to have to lower land prices and lower rent prices, and that’s …

Straight from the Ethanol Producer to Your Gas Tank
January 27, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Some ethanol producers are selling E85 directly to drivers like you and me. It seems they take the phrase, cutting out the middleman, very seriously!

The company (Carbon Green Bioenergy …

Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland
January 27, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment
Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015    Geneva, Switzerland

This focused event will provide a unique insight from key decision makers, and a comprehensive overview of the European and international biofuels and feedstock markets, providing you with trading and pricing insights, and asking questions around …

Welcome to the Twilight Zone
January 27, 2015 – 1:27 pm | One Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine if you will a country with two natural resource industries. Both produce high demand products. One is the lowest priced producer on the planet and is able …

Matt Blunt Delivers Message to NBB Attendees
January 24, 2015 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  It was good to see former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt on stage today at the National Biodiesel Conference. Matt accomplished great things for the industry during his time in office. He …

New Campaign to Urge 2016 Caucus Candidates to Support Renewable Fuels
January 23, 2015 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Reid Chandler (WHOTV.com)  Governor Terry Branstad announced Thursday a new campaign promoting the Renewable Fuel Standard, aimed at potential presidential nominees visiting Iowa during the caucus season.

The multimillion-dollar campaign, dubbed America’s Renewable Future, will …

The Words that May Not Be Said: Biofuel, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Renewable Jetfuel
January 23, 2015 – 4:42 pm | One Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Absent from President Barak Obama’s State of the Union Message and from remarks made by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at the DC Auto Show, the words “biofuel,”  “ethanol,” “biodiesel,” …

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)   Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20 in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest …

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium Awards Contract to Construct Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot Project at Masdar City
January 21, 2015 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Masdar Institute)  Research puts UAE at forefront of global movement to create sustainable, alternative fuels that do not compete with food production

Based on ground-breaking research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the Sustainable …

Energy Independence Summit 2015 February 22-24 Washington, DC
January 21, 2015 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
Energy Independence Summit 2015     February 22-24    Washington, DC

Join us in Washington, DC for the nation’s premier alternative fuel vehicle policy summit, where the nation’s Clean Cities Coalitions and transportation energy leaders will convene to share best practices and educate federal policy makers …

Biodiesel 2015: The Top 14 Trends for the New Year
January 21, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New technologies, new markets, new research and most of the same policy challenges, as we look at the 14 top trends for 2015. …

1. Falling oil prices – what’s the …