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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020
October 21, 2013 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(GlobalBioBusiness.com)  “Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020” is the latest report from industry analysis specialist GlobalData, offering comprehensive information on the global cellulosic ethanol market. The report …

The Biofuels Benchmarking Annual Report Is Available for Purchase.
October 21, 2013 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

(Christianson & Associates)  The latest annual ethanol industry report, compiled by Christianson & Associates, PLLP (C&A), has been released. The Biofuels Benchmarking 2012-13 Annual Industry Report provides analysis of changes and trends for a broad …

It’s Proper Oversight, Not Bullying
October 21, 2013 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Senator Charles Grassley (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to editor:  In response to you editorial “The Ethanol Enforcers” (Oct. 8): It’s no secret that Big Oil has done nearly everything possible to keep ethanol out of …

Global Farmers Learn Value of Ethanol
October 21, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Each year during World Food Prize week, the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Roundtable brings farmers from all over the world to visit Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.
Owner Bill Couser not …

Column: Ethanol Worthwhile Endeavor
October 21, 2013 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Krueger (Aberdeen News)  …  It remains a mystery as to why there are those in our country who oppose the production of ethanol. It is such a breath of fresh air to every aspect …

Waste Fat to Biofuels Costs Slashed with New Sugar Based Catalyst
October 21, 2013 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a new sugar based catalyst that could cut the cost of producing biodiesel from poor quality waste oil and fats, such as …

Perennial Potential: Wheatgrass Shows Promise as Biofuel, Food
October 21, 2013 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Todd Nelson (Finance & Commerce)  University of Minnesota researchers are working to domesticate a perennial grain crop known as intermediate wheatgrass that one day could appear in your car’s fuel tank, your pantry or …

Bio-Fuel Production Threatens Ghana’s Agriculture – Director
October 21, 2013 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(Ghana Business News)  Mr Cyril T. Quist, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of  Agriculture,  has said mining and biofuel  production in the country posed a threat to agriculture. He said efforts at promoting sustainable food systems …

MP Defends Region’s Biofuel Industry
October 21, 2013 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Andy Richardson (The Northern Echo)  … Redcar MP Ian Swales defended the industry against Oppositon MPs when they used a Westminster debate to urge the Government to consider more alternative sources of biofuels that do not use …

Hand Up vs. Hand Out: New Government Programs Target Biofuels for Support in US, Canada
October 21, 2013 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …As most know, the US Government in the past few days re-opened for business, and there’s an attractive USDA Loan Guarantee program recently unveiled that aspiring bioeconomy projects definitely will …

Indonesia Palm Expansion Curbs Seen Thwarting 2020 Output Goal
October 21, 2013 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Yayat Supriatna (Reuters)  An Indonesian rule limiting plantation areas to just 100,000 hectares for new palm oil firms threatens an ambitious output goal of 40 million tonnes by 2020 set by the world’s top …

Lemons Fly as Jet Fuel of the Future
October 18, 2013 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(University of Queensland)  A University of Queensland researcher hopes to use a chemical found in lemons and other citrus fruits to make clean, renewable jet fuel.  Dr Claudia Vickers is modifying baker’s yeast to produce a …

Enhancing Photopigment Formation to Boost Biofuel Production
October 18, 2013 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Brand (Royal Society of Chemistry)  Scientists in Australia have developed a nanoparticle light filter system that only lets through wavelengths favourable for microalgae growth. The system could make producing algal biofuels more efficient.
Photosynthetic systems, …

New Device Harnesses Sun and Sewage to Produce Hydrogen Fuel
October 18, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Tim Stephens (University of California Santa Cruz)  A novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
A research …

Biofuel Reform Delayed Indefinitely
October 18, 2013 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  Legislation will most likely pass into a second reading.

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted today (17 October) to again deny a negotiating mandate to Corinne LePage, the French Liberal MEP …

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine’s Biofuel Need, Says Official
October 18, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of bioethanol, which is one third of the country’s needs for 2014, Director of Ukrprodspilka Mykola …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First Commercial Biofuel Flight In Colombia
October 18, 2013 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(AviationPros.com/Honeywell)  One of the aircraft’s two engines was powered by a 30/70 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived jet fuel.
UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ …

Petition to Puerto Rico’s Governor to Participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 18, 2013 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Causes.com)  In Puerto Rico, an online campaign is trying to collect 1,000 signatures to send to the governor urging him to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard before Oct. 31.
Having the federal credits and incentives …

US Biodiesel Production Surpasses Set Target for Second Straight Year
October 18, 2013 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(GlobalData)  The US biodiesel industry is on pace to produce more than the 1.28 billion gallons set under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for this year, says a new report from research and consulting firm …

Analyzing the Impacts of Big Oil’s RFS “Dream Scenario”
October 18, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) …Slashing the “renewable fuel” portion of the RFS from 14.4 BG to 13.0 BG could have the following impacts:
1.       Corn Prices Sink and Farm Income Falls
Cutting the requirement by 1.4 …

Re-engineering Internal Combustion Engine Could Deliver Big MPG Boost at Lower Cost with Fewer Emissions
October 18, 2013 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Pierobon (The Energy Collective)  For all the advances with hybrid and pure electric vehicles and the attention they are grabbing, personal, commercial and government vehicles around the world will be using enormous volumes …

Corporate Profits vs Environmental Prophets
October 17, 2013 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … We know where the pollution is originating and what’s causing it. To not impose strict regulations to minimize the emissions from known sources is environmentally irresponsible and is often …

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification
October 17, 2013 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuels and biomaterials production, is pleased to announce that Camelina …

About the Biofuels Center Shutdown
October 17, 2013 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina State University)  …But, on the other hand, the Biofuels program has managed to bring a lot of new agricultural innovation to North Carolina. So Shane Reese, Communications Manager for the Biofuels Center provided some background …

Hanes Grows Biofuels: Students Focus on Environmental Sustainability
October 17, 2013 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Under the direction of the Biofuels Center, Hanes Middle School students in Winston-Salem, N.C., plant Switchgrass seedlings at the school’s newly established biofuels demonstration plot—the first in an urban area …

Pitt County Features Biodiesel 4 Schools Program in New Video
October 17, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(Pitt County Government)  Since 2012, Pitt County Schools has partnered with Green Circle North Carolina to turn used cooking oil into cash for schools, and that partnership is paying dividends.  This video highlights the Biodiesel …

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: The Solar Center’s Clean Transportation Projects
October 17, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for a sustainable energy future. One  …

Virent Receives SAFE Innovation Award
October 17, 2013 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Award Presented at Event marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 OPEC Oil Embargo
Virent took third place honors from a field of over 20 applicants in the Emerging Innovation Award presented by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) …

Radioactive Materials and Contaminants Found at Fracking Wastewater Disposal Site
October 17, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)   A new study has found that liquid wastes from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that was treated and released into local streams in Pennsylvania still contained elevated levels of salts and other contaminants, …

Communicating Sustainability in the Bio-Based Chemical Industry
October 17, 2013 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Kathryn Sheridan (Sustainability Consult/American Chemical Society)  In recent years, the bio-based chemical industry has experienced steady growth and interest in the ‘bioeconomy’, an economy based on the consumption and production of materials from renewable …

Free Access to First Articles from Environmental Science & Technology Letters
October 17, 2013 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)  Environmental Science & Technology Letters, the new peer-reviewed journal complementing Environmental Science & Technology, is offering free access to the first articles published by the journal at pubs.acs.org/estlet. The journal provides an …

Recordings of 2012 Green Chemistry & Engineering Presentations Now Available Online Free
October 17, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)  Watch sessions and presentations from the 2013 ACS Green chemistry Institute’s Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Browse 32 technical sessions, which include more than 90 speakers presenting green chemistry research and two …

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)
October 17, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies that sequester soil organic carbon. While there are many studies on soil carbon sequestration, there …

Jatropha Project in Guatemala Gets Additional Funding
October 17, 2013 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  SG Biofuels (SGB), an energy crop company has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the debt financing of its 25,000 acre jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project …

New National Algae Association Algae Production Incubator in North Texas
October 17, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located 30 miles south of Ft. Worth/ Dallas, on 17 acres with 5 available commercial buildings.
The …

A Piece of Research Shows that Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants Are Viable as Raw Material for Producing Biofuels
October 17, 2013 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Basque Research)  In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (mixed centre of the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council, Public University of …

Avianca Brasil Selects Byogy To Source Clean Aviation Biofuels
October 17, 2013 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Avianca Brasil/Byogy/PR NewsWire)  Continuing its commitment to deliver economical, 100% drop-in replacement biofuels, Byogy is delighted that Avianca Brasil has selected the Byogy Renewables Alcohol to Jet (“ATJ”) fully renewable aviation biofuel process to source …

No Matter the Question, the Answer is Four: Four-Carbon Molecules and the Big Opportunity for Biotech
October 17, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the world of chemists, they are known as the C4s, and they are a target these days for just about anyone who can figure out a way to make them. …

Alternative Fuels Americas To Launch Project Jetropha, Completes DTC Eligibility
October 17, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(The Wall Street Journal/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that it is launching Project Jetropha, a campaign to encourage and promote the use of Jatropha based biofuels …

Commissioning a First-of-a-Kind Plant Takes Time
October 16, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Retka Schill visited the Ineos Bio facility in person in August. She returned from Florida with new insight about how large chemical companies define and carry out plant commissioning. …

Demystifying Cellulose
October 16, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Scott Mowrey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A primer outlines the inherent challenges for biofuel production using biomass
Raw cellulose from plant biomass is composed of six classes of materials with varying percentages and widely different physical …

Report: US Leads World in Advanced Biofuels Ranking
October 16, 2013 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Emily Pickrell (Fuel Fix)  The United States leads the world in creating companies that turn food waste and non-food materials to energy, according to a Navigant Research report released Tuesday morning.
More than two-thirds of all …

Gasoline Will Maintain Its Dominance
October 16, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Brian Berk (Convenience Store News)  Which alternative fuels do convenience store retailers currently sell the most? Although certainly not a scientifically accurate poll, Sunday morning’s “Future of Fuels” educational session at the NACS Show wanted to …

The Controversy Over Fuels
October 16, 2013 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Brian Berk (Convenience Store News)  The most controversial topics in fuels — the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and E15 — took center stage during the NACS Show educational session, “Biofuels: A Look Ahead.”
Scott Zaremba, …

Ethanol Protects Against Repeat of Devastating Effects of 1973 Oil Embargo
October 16, 2013 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The gas lines of 1973 are iconic images in America’s collective memory. October 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the oil embargo imposed by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries …

Biodiesel Producer Brands Tax Idea Short-Sighted
October 16, 2013 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Tamara Timothy (Guernsey News)  …Treasury and Resources announced in their Budget that they are going to investigate putting excise duty on biodiesel.
…Peter Mac Gill said: “It does produce a useful service for the island …

Neste Pro Diesel Is the First Fuel to Comply with the WWFC 5 Specification
October 16, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Neste Oil) Neste Pro Diesel, a premium-quality diesel fuel developed and produced by Neste Oil in Finland, is the first anywhere to comply with the WWFC 5 specification drawn up as part of the Worldwide Fuel …

Alaska Airlines Will Purchase Biofuel from Hawaii Firm
October 16, 2013 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Shane Nelson (TravelWeekly)  Although production won’t begin for some time, Alaska Airlines has signed an agreement to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft from Honolulu-based Hawaii BioEnergy.
The two companies agreed on terms earlier this …

HECO Cleared to Buy Biofuel for Electricity Generation at Kahe
October 16, 2013 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Star-Advertiser)   State regulators have cleared Hawaiian Electric Co. to buy about 10 million gallons of locally produced biofuel annually to burn at the utility’s Kahe Power Plant on Oahu.
The biofuel, to be made by Hawaii …

Lack of Soybean Crushing Facilities in Wisconsin Costly for Farmers
October 16, 2013 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Rick Barrett (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)  It’s a bountiful harvest, but every year Wisconsin soybean growers pay a hefty price to have their crop processed at out-of-state facilities because there isn’t a bean crushing …

EPA Proposes Slashed Market for America’s Cleanest Fuel as Observers Ask “Why?”
October 16, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For industry observers, there is much that is mystifying in the EPA’s draft 2014 production targets for the US 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard.    But nothing more mystifying than the …

Ethanol Groups Issue Letter to UN Committee on Food Security
October 15, 2013 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security kicked off its annual meeting on Oct. 7 in Rome. Biofuel policy is among the …

RFA Accepting Applications for Student NEC Scholarship Program
October 15, 2013 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Foundation have announced the availability of six student scholarships to 19th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. Feb. 17-19. Applications will be …

Economist Examines $2 Billion Drop in Total RIN Market
October 15, 2013 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   What’s behind the plunge in renewable identification number (RIN) prices? University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin examined the question in another of his ongoing series of FarmDocDaily posts following …

Water Environment Research Foundation Awards UMass Professor for Algae Research
October 15, 2013 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has announced that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award. The WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water …

Report: Carbon Taxes, Trading Bring Most Cost-Effective Pollution Cuts
October 15, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  A new report finds that the most cost-effective climate change policies are the ones with the least political traction in the United States.
Imposing an explicit cost on carbon pollution …

Ethanol Blending Provides Another Proxy for Gasoline Demand
October 15, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Measuring current U.S. gasoline demand can be difficult, as there are 160,000 retail gasoline stations and more than 250 million vehicles in the country. …
Under present market conditions, where …

Brazil Can Quadruple Ethanol Output Per Hectare of Cane by 2030 — Datagro
October 15, 2013 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by  Jeffrey T. Lewis  (The Wall Street Journal)   Brazilian ethanol plants should be able to more than quadruple the amount of ethanol they can produce from a hectare of sugar cane by 2030 or 2035, …

Unilever and Solidaridad to Further Improve Conditions for Sugar Cane Workers in Central America
October 15, 2013 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Unilever)  Unilever has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with international NGO, Solidaridad to further drive sustainable development in the sugarcane industry in Central America. This initiative supports the company’s commitment in the Unilever Sustainable …

Total to Hike Texas Plant Fuel Exports Amid Costly Ethanol Credits
October 15, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters)  … “The increase in (RIN) price is indeed translated into an additional cost for the company (around $100 million) and as a consequence, Total plans to increase exports and jet (fuel) production” …

Highlights from 2013 ABLC-Next; Hot Slides, Hot Perspectives, Parts I, II, III, IV and V
October 15, 2013 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As ABLC-Next concludes, here is the first installment in a review of the hottest slides, stories, intrigue and perspective from the Big Conversation amongst the bioeconomy’s elite.
… (see these slides and …

India-Finland Ink Clean Technology Pact to Produce Ethanol
October 15, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  In a first of its kind initiative to promote use of clean technologies, India and Finland today signed an agreement to produce Ethanol and reduce India’s dependence on its import.
Under the initiative, state …

India’s Struggling Sugar Mills Seek Solace in Ethanol
October 15, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Rajendra Jadhav   (Reuters)  * Govt wants oil companies to achieve 5 pct blending of ethanol in gasoline
* Hopes to reduce record current account deficit by cutting crude imports
* Demand for ethanol will give sugar …

Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors
October 15, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin  (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  Corn prices continue the long retreat from the peak of September 2012, declining to the lowest level since late August 2010. The most recent price weakness …

From RINs to Supply to Demand to Seasonality…Why Gasoline is Heading Lower
October 15, 2013 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Matt Smith (Fuel Fix)  Let’s end at the beginning: retail gasoline prices are going to continue to head lower, and this post simply presents the case as to why, through some simple visuals. 
But before …

Letters to the Editor: Supporting Ethanol; Bumper Corn Crop; Corn for Feed
October 15, 2013 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Chicago Tribune)  by Martin Barbre (National Corn Growers Association) Your Oct. 5 editorial “Crop politics; Government subsidies promote corn over common sense” reflects several things: The Tribune is not the pro-business/jobs advocate you pretend to be, …

State of Iowa to Use $250,000 in Federal Funds for E30 “Blender” Pumps
October 15, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  The State of Iowa will use a $250,000 federal grant to bolster a program that pays gas stations to install “blender” pumps that incorporate a higher percentage of corn-based ethanol …

Green Polymer Chemistry 2014 March 18-20 Cologne, Germany.
October 15, 2013 – 1:41 pm | No Comment
Green Polymer Chemistry 2014     March 18-20   Cologne, Germany.

International conference on sustainable production of plastics and elastomers
AMI is pleased to announce the dates for the 3rd international conference on Green Polymer Chemistry 2014. The event will take place from 18-20 March 2014 at the Maritim …

Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials Training Course November 27-29, 2013 Hong Kong
October 15, 2013 – 1:35 pm | No Comment
Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials Training Course    November 27-29, 2013   Hong Kong

The course is geared towards auditors, consultants, industry leaders, and those looking into RSB certification that wish to get a detailed “inside” view of the standard, or anyone who wishes to learn more about sustainability …

Ethanol Fails to Lower Gas Prices, Study Finds
October 14, 2013 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

by Julia Pyper (Scientific American/ClimateWire)  Blending ethanol brewed from corn into gasoline stocks is not bringing down fuel prices, an M.I.T. study finds
The renewable ethanol fuel blended into the United States’ gasoline supply does not …

DP Cleantech to Turn Second Generation Biofuel Waste to Energy
October 14, 2013 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Ben Messenger  (Waste Management World)  Biomass and biowaste to energy specialist, DP CleanTech has signed a contract with Shougang Holding Tianguan Group to deliver the first biomass- to- power project in China to use …

New Programme to Assist Algae Producers
October 14, 2013 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a new Algae Production Incubator Programme to be located in Texas, US.
The project will be housed across five commercial buildings on 17 acres for new algae …

Brazil Ethanol Exports to U.S. at Risk if EPA Eases Blend Rule
October 14, 2013 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul and Fabiola Gomes  (Reuters)  U.S. imports of Brazilian sugar cane ethanol could be cut by more than half if a draft proposal to reduce next year’s U.S. biofuel blending mandate is enacted.
While …

Column: Ethanol Mandates Are Working for the Economy
October 14, 2013 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Adam Monroe (Gaston Gazette)  The Gazette’s Oct. 4 editorial says the nation’s renewable fuel mandate – called the “RFS” – was “intended to reduce dependence on foreign oil, make emissions cleaner and decrease gasoline …

Next-Generation Biofuels Are Inching Towards Reality, Gallon by Gallon
October 14, 2013 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Walsh (Time Magazine)  It’s not that companies don’t know how to make cellulosic ethanol or biofuel from algae. It’s that they’ve struggled to do so cheaply and at a scale large enough to …

Report: US Oil Growth Having Limited Effect on Energy Security
October 14, 2013 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  (Fuel Fix)  … According to the analysis by Roubini Global Economics and Securing America’s Future Energy, the nation’s heavy reliance on petroleum fuels threatens to undo U.S. gains in efficiency and oil and gas production.
“Heavy oil …

NREL Analysis Affirms the Soundness of E15 and Exposes the Flaws in the CRC Engine Durability Study
October 14, 2013 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has carefully completed reviewing 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions, and other factors and issued a report finding …

EPA Considers U.S. Ethanol Mandate Cut Amid Complaints
October 14, 2013 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem & Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering scaling back legal requirements on the use of ethanol next year amid complaints from refiners that statutory mandates would exceed their ability to blend …

Sweetwater Energy to Convert CO2 to Sugars in JV with Naturally Scientific
October 11, 2013 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Sweetwater Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture with Naturally Scientific, Inc. to produce sugar from waste carbon dioxide.
The new technology converts carbon dioxide taken directly from the …

Genomatica, Solazyme, Myriant, LanzaTech and Elevance Take Top Slots in The 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals for 2013-14
October 11, 2013 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in biobased chemicals and materials development, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent …

CALLL FOR SPEAKERS, POSTERS: BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology May 12-15, 2014 Philadelphia, PA DEADLINE: April 1, 2014 for Posters
October 11, 2013 – 8:09 pm | No Comment
CALLL FOR SPEAKERS, POSTERS:  BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  May 12-15, 2014   Philadelphia, PA   DEADLINE:  April 1, 2014 for Posters

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.
BIO is excited to partner with the PHLLife to …

BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology May 12-15, 2014 Philadelphia, PA
October 11, 2013 – 8:02 pm | No Comment
BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  May 12-15, 2014   Philadelphia, PA

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.
BIO is excited to partner with the PHLLife to …

World Bio Markets 2014 March 4-6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 11, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
World Bio Markets 2014     March 4-6   Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Join us for World Bio Markets 2014
World Bio Markets 2014, 5th March in Amsterdam offers a fully integrated look at the vast opportunities open to bio-based industry stakeholders within the end user markets of:
Renewable Transport …

Producing Biofuel from Seaweed Biorefinery: Conference Report from Seagriculture, Exploring the Seaweed Chain
October 11, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The second international conference on Seagriculture (exploring the seaweed chain) took place in Den Helder / Texel, the Netherlands, on September 25-26, 2013. The conference attracted about 130 people from …

Solazyme, LanzaTech, KiOR, Sapphire Energy and Gevo Take Top Slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2013-14
October 11, 2013 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “This year, the voters went global in picking four companies out of the top 10 founded outside the United States,” said Biofuels Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “Feedstocks and …

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps More Heat than We Thought
October 11, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Joseph Romm (Think Progress/The Energy Collective)  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that methane (CH4) is far more potent a greenhouse gas than we had previously realized.
This matters to the fracking debate …

Turning Wood Chips into Gasoline? NJ Firm Hopes to
October 11, 2013 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(CNBC)  A New Jersey company has opened an energy facility that converts cheap natural gas into gasoline, and the firm hopes to eventually convert biomass—wood chips or switchgrass, for instance—and even to make jet fuel.
The …

Webinar: Exploring the Growing Contribution of Ethanol to American Motorsports October 24, 2013 3:00 PM ET
October 10, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  Exploring the Growing Contribution of Ethanol to American Motorsports   October 24, 2013  3:00 PM ET

Not long after the ethanol industry began to really gain momentum, key figures within the industry began exploring the idea of leveraging the visibility of motorsports as a venue to highlight the high performance characteristics …

Boeing, South African Airways Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Effort in Southern Africa
October 10, 2013 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Collaboration on biofuel supply chain is part of broader efforts to support environmental sustainability
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and South African Airways (SAA) announced today that they will work together to develop and implement a …

Missouri Lawmakers Block Rule Allowing E15 Gasoline
October 10, 2013 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by David A. Lieb (Associated Press/News-Leader)  … The decision by a legislative panel halts a proposed rule change by the Missouri Department of Agriculture that would have allowed stations to sell fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. …

Burning Down the Rumor Mill on 2014 RFS Requirements: RVOs Must Reflect Statutory Authority
October 10, 2013 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  EPA’s proposed rule establishing 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is expected to be published soon. Many believe the 2014 RVO will, for the …

Solving Ethanol’s Corrosion Problem May Help Speed the Biofuel to Market
October 10, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/NACE International)  If we’re to meet a goal set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard to use 36 billion gallons per year of biofuels—mostly ethanol—the nation must expand its infrastructure for transporting …

ASTM Publishes D7862 Standard for Butanol
October 10, 2013 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  Butanol has a new ASTM International standard, intended for blends with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 percent volumes to be used as an automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. ASTM D7862 …

World’s Largest Cellulosic Biofuels Plant Opens: Beta Renewables, in Pictures
October 10, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beta Renewables plant in Crescentino, Italy to produce 75 million liters of cellulosic ethanol per year from agricultural waste.
In Italy, Beta Renewables and Novozymes marked the official opening in Northern …

King, Loebsack Tout Need for Level Playing Field for Ethanol against Oil Industry
October 10, 2013 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  Iowa Rep. Steve King said ending the controversial ethanol mandate would lead to higher gasoline prices for consumers and drive down the price of corn, hurting farmers in rural …

Abengoa Bioethanol Arm Raided in EU Manipulation Probe
October 10, 2013 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Aoife White (Bloomberg)   Abengoa SA (ABG), owner of continental Europe’s biggest bioethanol plant, said that it’s being investigated as part of the European Union’s antitrust probe into possible manipulation of oil and biofuel prices.
The …

Avianca Brasil Selects Byogy To Source Clean Aviation Biofuels
October 10, 2013 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/BizJournals.com)  Byogy and Avianca Brasil Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Global Certification
Continuing its commitment to deliver economical, 100% drop-in replacement biofuels, Byogy is delighted that Avianca Brasil has selected the Byogy Renewables Alcohol to Jet (“ATJ”) …

Solazyme Enters Textile Lubricants Market with Industry Leader Goulston Technologies
October 10, 2013 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(Solazyme)  Announces agreement to commercialize world’s first sustainable, microalgae-derived, high-performance textile lubricants
Solazyme, Inc.(NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, today announced its entry into the textile lubricants market through a commercial supply agreement with …

Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute—Includes Renewable Energy/Bioenergy Specialization Associate of Science Degree
October 9, 2013 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Although biofuels certainly provide bioenergy, they remain a bit outside the usual use of the term, bioenergy.  That said, the bioenergy degree at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute …

API Challenges 2013 RFS Cellulosic Volume Requirement
October 9, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s 2013 volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), which was finalized in August. Representatives of the …

E85 Prices Falling Faster than Gasoline Prices
October 9, 2013 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by John Funk (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)  Happy days are here for motorists driving “FlexFuel” cars that can use the high-ethanol blend of fuel known as E85.
The price of E85 by Monday had tumbled to …

Shell Biofuels Take Vehicles Back to the Future
October 4, 2013 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Zain Shauk (Fuel Fix)  …  The fuel, which Shell has produced from waste and inedible crops through at least two different methods, is being developed at a test plant in Houston and a small-scale …

Clean Energy Becomes the First Ever Commercial Distributor of Transportational Fuel Made from Waste
October 4, 2013 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation, announced today (October 3, 2013)  that it will be the first company to commercially distribute a renewable natural …

Algenetix and Alchimia Form Partnership to Transform Miscanthus into Source of Biodiesel and Bio-jet Fuel
October 4, 2013 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Algenetix and Alchimia)  Algenetix Inc, a bioenergy technology company and Alchimia Inc, a biomaterials processing technology and deployment company, announced today a partnership to develop high oil Giant Miscanthus as a new source of biodiesel …

Groups Say Upton Will Wait For EPA’s 2014 RFS Plan Before Moving Bill
October 4, 2013 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Inside EPA’s Clean Energy Report)  Biofuel groups that met with Capitol Hill staff last week say House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) is delaying plans to attach legislation reforming the renewable fuel …

Lowering the Boiling Curve of Biodiesel by Metathesis
October 4, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(UFOP)  In general, pure biodiesel is not applicable in modern diesel engines with particulate filters, as the particulate filter regeneration process would lead to a dilution of engine lubricant by the biofuel. Also a larger …

Catalan Schools Collect Used Oil to Produce Biodiesel
October 4, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(LaVanguardia.com)  The project was born in the Bages and extends to eight counties more | It aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling
About 25,000 students from schools from nine counties Catalonia , Central …

Community Advisory Panel Involved with Ethanol Plant
October 4, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(AG Professional/DuPont)  More than 30 central Iowa residents including business leaders, farmers, conservationists and educators will participate in the inaugural meeting of the nation’s first Community Advisory Panel (CAP) related to a cellulosic biofuel facility on …

Ford to Debut New EcoBoost Race Engine
October 4, 2013 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(American Le Mans Series/Ford Racing)  As part of its continuing strategy to introduce product-relevant technology into racing, Ford announced today plans to bring its 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® racing engine to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar …

BlueFire Renewables Adds New Revenue Source to Fulton Facility
October 4, 2013 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/BlueFire Renewables)  BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm, has integrated a synergistic wood pellet production plant to its facility in Fulton, Mississippi. The reconfigured design will be a …

Algae Foundation Launched to Promote Education, Create Community
October 4, 2013 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the launch of The Algae Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which will engage in and fund educational outreach, research, development, and other activities; …

The 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels
October 4, 2013 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, relates the tale, he hears the 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels, also known as the “conventional wisdom,” all too often.   Turns out …

US Economy at Risk without Sufficient Investment in Biofuels: Researcher
October 3, 2013 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

by Tim Worledge and Jeff Barber (Platts)  The US is at risk of economic slowdown and energy shortages unless it makes sufficient investments in biofuels, Bruce Dale, a professor of chemical engineering and a biofuel specialist at …

More E85 Ethanol Stations, More Supportive Studies
October 3, 2013 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for E85 ethanol, as the green fuel made its way into 24 more stations across the country and got another study with supportive …

Despite Lower MPG, E85 May Still Offer More Bang for Your Buck
October 3, 2013 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Emily Roehler (Nebraska TV)  If you own a car, chances are fuel costs take a big hit on your wallet. Nebraskans who own a flex fuel vehicle (FFV) have options at the pump that …

New GM Trucks to Offer CNG, Biodiesel Options
October 3, 2013 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  General Motors is offering some pretty clean options in a couple of its 2015 pickup trucks. This story from NGTNews says the latest Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks will …

DOE Awards University of Arizona-Led Team $8M for Biofuel
October 3, 2013 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy …

Energy Department to Award $100 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers
October 3, 2013 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today (September 30, 2013) announced a proposed $100 million in FY2014 funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a …

Rural Energy Efforts Run Low on Fuel as Farm Bill Expires
October 3, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

By Amanda Peterka  (Midwest Energy News/Environment & Energy Daily)    …But USDA’s ability to carry out projects like the installation of solar panels was left to dangle Monday night with the expiration of the farm …

Global Food Prices Fall to 3-Year Low, FAO Trims Crop Forecasts
October 3, 2013 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Global food prices are not expected to fall much further after dipping to their lowest level in three years in September, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, trimming its estimate for 2013/14 world cereals …

Ethanol Prices Plummet, Pressuring Gasoline
October 3, 2013 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Lincoln Journal Star)  A “somewhat meager rally” may be underway for spot gasoline prices, but oil market expert Tom Kloza said lower corn prices are causing “radical changes” for ethanol, and even for Renewable Identification …

Brazil: Just Not That Into Second-Generation Biofuels
October 3, 2013 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Nelson Mojarro (The Energy Collective)  …Following US and EU biofuel legislation, cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels are expected to play an increasingly large role in global biofuel production and consumption.
However, Brazil is not …

Turbocharged Engines Gaining Speed
October 3, 2013 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Karl Henkel (Detroit News)  The move toward turbocharged engines continues to spool up.
A top supplier of automotive turbochargers is now predicting that North American sales of vehicles with turbocharged engines will grow 67 percent …

RFA, Growth Energy Speak out against API Poll Results
October 3, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disputing the results of a new poll released by the American Petroleum Institute, calling the data biased and deceptive. The RFA …

New Metabolic Pathway to More Efficiently Convert Sugars Into Biofuels
October 3, 2013 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels.
The new pathway is intended to …

Virent Named Semifinalist for Prestigious Innovation Award: Online Public Voting Will Be Used to Determine Winners
October 3, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel/Virent)  Virent has been selected as one of six semifinalists by the Washington, DC-based organization, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) for their Emerging Innovations Award. The Emerging Innovation Award will recognize three …

Butamax and Highwater Ethanol Break Ground on Biobutanol Retrofit Project Including Installation of Novel Corn Oil Separation Technology
October 3, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(GlobeNewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, and Highwater Ethanol LLC, a leading producer of first generation ethanol, have begun to retrofit Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota for the production of …

Turning Algae’s Golden Corner: Triton, Sapphire Energy, Heliae, Rincon, and Monsanto
October 3, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It seems a long time ago now that, out of Dr. Steve Mayfield’s lab at Scripps and later at the University of California at San Diego, a series of discoveries …

Green Aviation Fuel Key to Indonesian JV
October 3, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  An environmentally-friendly air transportation sector is the aim for an collaboration between the Indonesian government and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
It is believed the ICAO will assist in developing local civil aviation …

Total and Shell Required to Up Biodiesel Blends in Indonesia
October 3, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The two remaining foreign petroleum players in Indonesia have been told to increase the proportion of biodiesel mix at their petrol stations.
PT Shell Indonesia and PT Total Oil Indonesia are reportedly obligated to …

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Produces First Batch of Biofuel
October 3, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in cooperation with Chemieanlangenbau Chemnitz, has produced renewable fuel at its Bioliq (biomass to liquid karlsruhe) pilot plant.
With the synthesis stage of the plant now operational, all stages …

Bureau of Energy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) : Significant Advancement in BOE-Funded Biofuel Technolgy International Award Recognizes Cellulose Butanol Technology
October 2, 2013 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders)  The Bureau of Energy, MOEA has been funding long-term R&D on biofuel, and new biofuel technology has successfully been developed. The project, entitled “Carbon loss-free cellulose butanol production technology” won the 2013 R&D 100 …

Impacts of the EU Biofuel Policy on Agricultural Markets and Land Use
October 2, 2013 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(European Commission Joint Research Center) This report aims to analyse different scenarios that could occur in the EU in the years to come. First is an assumed situation in which by 2020 biofuels would contribute 8% towards the …

Complete Genome Sequence of Clostridium sp. Strain DL-VIII, a Novel Solventogenic Clostridium Species Isolated from Anaerobic Sludge
October 2, 2013 – 8:01 pm | No Comment

Safiyh Taghavi, Javier A. Izquierdo, Daniel van der Lelie (American Society for Microbiology)  We report the genome sequence of Clostridium sp. strain DL-VIII, a novel Gram-positive, endospore-forming, solventogenic bacterium isolated from activated anaerobic sludge of a wastewater treatment …

Europe Importing More Palm Oil for Biofuels, Raising Risks for Rainforests
October 2, 2013 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

by Rhett Butler (Mongabay.com)  Palm oil imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and …

Bently Biofuels Acquires Bay Area Grease Collection Company
October 2, 2013 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  In August 2013, Nevada-based biodiesel producer Bently Biofuels Company expanded their used cooking oil collection program by purchasing the assets of Got Grease?, a Bay Area waste oil and grease trap pumping company.
Got Grease? …

GRFA Releases Annual Ethanol Production, GHG Reduction Forecasts
October 2, 2013 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wraps up its Plenary Session and launches its assessment report in Stockholm, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with F.O. Licht …

Proterro Meets Key Milestones: Tests Confirm Photobioreactor Robustness; Commissioning of Pilot Plant in Process
October 2, 2013 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Proterro)  The biofeedstock company also validates low fabrication cost and completes preliminary design, layout, and cost estimate for demonstration-scale plant.
– Proterro, Inc., the only biofeedstock company that actually makes sucrose instead of extracting it from crops …

Coalition Letter Opposing the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 2, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Frontiers of Freedom)  It has come to our attention that Congress is considering legislation this fall to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We, collectively and individually, believe the only reform to this failed government …

Greenbelt Resources and Diversified Ethanol Fund Research Study by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
October 2, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Greenbelt Resources)  Study to Identify Approach for Optimal Yield of Ethanol Fuel Conversion from Food Waste Fermentation
Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corporation today announced their investment in a research effort …

What Biofuels Can Do
October 2, 2013 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by José R. Moreira  (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)  Over the last three decades, the amount of land devoted to food crops has increased at a very modest rate, but worldwide food production has expanded significantly. The …

Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Research Report Available by ResearchMoz
October 2, 2013 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(PRWeb/Researchmoz)  Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016. The report focuses primarily on quantitative market metrics in order to characterize the growth and evolution of the Biofuels Market in China.
Biofuels …

BIO, Member Companies Urge Congress to Pass Five-Year Farm Bill, Maintain Crucial Language for Renewable Chemicals
October 2, 2013 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Biotechnology Industry Organization)   The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and a group of renewable chemical companies and state advocacy organizations today wrote to the chairpersons and ranking members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, …

Abengoa Plans to Process All the Garbage from Sevilla to Make Biofuel
October 2, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Piza (Eleconomista)    A plant of 120 million, a pioneer in the world, eliminate the landfill
Abengoa Seville wants to give another leading pioneer in the technologies working after thermal Platform in Sanlucar la …

Former Phillips 66 Marketer Shuns Big Oil for E15
October 2, 2013 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  A man who used to market fuels under the Phillips 66 name has decided to forgo the Big Oil brand so he can offer consumers the choice of E15 ethanol.
“They changed …

Tulare County Farmers Hear about Raising Sorghum for Biofuel
October 2, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by David Castellon (Visalia Times Delta) When the subject of biofuel comes up, chances are you’ll think of corn converted to ethanol.
But on Wednesday, representatives from a Chicago-based seed manufacturer tried to change that way of …

Biofuels, Biomass Projects among Latest Round of REAP Funding
October 2, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Biodiesel Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced funding for projects in 22 states to help reduce energy consumption and cost, as well as for increasing the use of renewable technologies, including …

Minnesota Department of Agricultlure Says State Is Ready to Implement B10 Mandate
October 2, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Soybean Growers Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has voiced its support for a recommendation by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to move the state to a 10 percent biodiesel inclusion rate in …

Ethanol Now Being Mixed into Some Premium Blends of Gasoline
October 2, 2013 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa)  … Due to a national change in how gasolines are being refined, some premium blends will now contain corn-based ethanol.
Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, says it’s …

Maintain Renewable Fuel Standards
October 2, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Tim Burrack (Chicago Tribune) Letter to Editor:  … As family farmers for more than 40 years, we have had our share of ups and downs. The RFS gave farmers like us a new market for our …