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ASTM Approves New 100 Octane Standard that Could Boost Ethanol Blending
March 28, 2017 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International standard that supports 100 octane fuel could help drive innovation in the auto industry as cars with higher-performance engines are introduced into the global …

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

Call to Action
December 23, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   We need to prioritize and devise a plan utilizing all the talents in the ethanol industry to overcome the roadblocks to greater market access. — Last November, I …

Renewable Fuels for all Transport Modes: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables
December 1, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds
November 7, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months.

In November, a study group is expected to provide the Port of …

Jet R&D: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the ASCENT Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels
November 6, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The ASCENT Center of Excellence at Washington State University is focusing on meeting the environmental and energy goals of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, including reducing noise, improving air quality, …

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

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

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel
September 17, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station …

Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations
July 18, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it’s important to understand the difference between EPA and ASTM treatments of the element.  —  The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 rules are …

Proposed ASTM Standard Covers Determination of Metals in Biofuels
July 17, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

(ASTM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as biofuels, for metals. The proposed standard (WK54683 Test Method for Determination of Metals in Biofuels …

‘Fleet Footprint’ Event Hosted by Amerigreen Energy This Spring
June 22, 2016 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Amerigreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Amerigreen Energy, in conjunction with Clean Cities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, hosted “The Fleet Footprint Event: Emissions Requirements and the New Energy Landscape,” in Morristown, New Jersey, this spring. The event presented an honest …

ASTM Incorporates E15 Language into Ongoing Standard Revision
June 3, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ASTM International announced progress has been made in the ongoing project to update its standards. New language in the standards incorporates E15 and updates driveability information. Additional revisions …

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
May 27, 2016 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more importantly, to reflect on the …

Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel Clears Key ASTM Hurdle
April 4, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  First commercial test flight with Alaska Airlines comes closer

In Colorado, ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel passed a concurrent …

Gevo Restarts Production of Isobutanol in March 2016 Following Completion of Capital Projects
April 4, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO) today announced financial results for the three months endedDecember 31, 2015. Key highlights for Gevo included:

Gevo restarted the production of isobutanol at its production facility in Luverne, Minnesota following the completion of …

Shell India to Build New Demo Biofuel Plant in Bangalore
January 14, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Shell India Markets, the Indian arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to build a five tonne/day biofuel demonstration plant using IH2 technology on the site of its new technology centre in …

Alcohol to Renewable Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo’s ATJ
December 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alcohol-to-jet. Several are working on it – Byogy, for example, and Vertimass, Virent and LanzaTech. But Gevo has been working through the rigorous ASTM process for six years, which includes …

Neste and Boeing to Lead the Industry on Commercialization of Renewable Aviation Fuels
November 11, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American Society …

Aemetis Breaks the Blending Barrier in India with High Quality Distilled Biodiesel
September 21, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Aemetis)   Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India has been used by bulk customers to replace 100% petroleum diesel with 100% …

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for its Renewable Diesel
August 28, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn/Advanced Biofuels Association)  Dr. Robert Graham, CEO and Chairman of Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn), is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its …

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development
August 24, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to …

You Want to Talk About Engine Problems? Take Ethanol out of Gasoline
August 21, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  One of the great misconceptions following ethanol is that it causes compatibility issues in certain engines. But new data shows that the opposite is true, and ethanol free gasoline …

Gevo’s Losses Narrow, Revenue up 15% as Courts Issue Favorable Ruling in Betamax vs Gevo Patent Cases
August 5, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The increase in revenue during 2015 is primarily a result of the production and sale of approximately $8.0 million of ethanol, isobutanol and distiller’s grains at the Luverne plant. Hydrocarbon …

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production
August 5, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing of HEFA Feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production” for the SOAP-Jet webinar series focused …

Urban Air Initiative: Ethanol Reduces Engine Wear
June 30, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) has released a study that finds ethanol free gasoline blends actually increase the wear and tear on engines including hoses, seals and fuel tanks. In other …

More Gevolution
April 3, 2015 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The results from Gevo’s 4th quarter are in, and a worth a look-see, not only for fans of isobutanol and its prospects.  Also for a look at how this member of …

Look, up in the Sky! The Best of the Aviation Biofuels Slides from ABLC 2015
March 30, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best.  At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton …

Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle Fuel
February 26, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Oberon Fuels)  Another milestone for the introduction of a new, low carbon fuel in the United States

Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (“DME”) in North America, announced today that …

Can Brazil Get Its Ethanol Mojo Back?
December 22, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Mac Margolis (Bloomberg View)  Brazilian airline Gol set out earlier this year to launch the world’s first commercial flight powered partly by renewable fuel made from sugar cane.

Fermenting ordinary sugar into jet fuel ended …

Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Receives Regulatory Approval in Brazil
December 17, 2014 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Amyris)  Brazil Now Cleared for Flying With Locally-Produced, Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel as Study Indicates That Amyris’s Renewable Fuels Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to Fossil Fuels

Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS) welcomed the approval of its renewable …

BRICS and Mortar: The Fast-Growing BRIC Economies Take Aim at Aviation Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set.  The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a …

Springboard Biodiesel Opens Buyer’s Club for Local Biodiesel Consumption
March 6, 2014 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Springboard Biodiesel/PR Web)  Chico-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer, Springboard Biodiesel, continues to diversify with launch of local fuel sales.

Springboard Biodiesel, a leading provider of small-scale biodiesel processing systems, has announced the creation of a local biodiesel …

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae
March 4, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even cancer therapies.

There’s been a rate of progress that would impress any devotee of Moore’s Law …

Boeing Seeks Approval for Green Diesel as New Aviation Biofuel
January 15, 2014 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Stephen Trimble (FlightGlobal)  Boeing will seek approval by the end of this year to clear a green diesel blend as an alternative to Jet-A for turbine-powered aircraft.

If approved, Boeing believes this emerging source of …

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 …

ASTM D5798 – 11 Standard Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines
October 16, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

(ASTM International)  This Ethanol Fuel Blends specification covers the requirements for automotive fuel blends of ethanol and gasoline for use in ground vehicles equipped with flexible-fuel spark-ignition engines. Fuel produced to this specification contains 51 …

Aemetis Announces Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuel Technology License Agreement With Chevron Lummus Global
August 24, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/Aemetis)  Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process licensed by Aemetis to produce 100% drop-in renewable jet and diesel fuels from plant oils

Aemetis, Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemical company, announced today that the company signed a …

Refuelling the Future: Sustainable, Drop-In aviation Biofuel Is a Reality but Challenges Remain, Says Boeing
June 6, 2012 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Back in 2005, the idea of using biofuels to power commercial and military jets seemed beyond the range of modern science. While suitable for cars and trucks, biofuels offered little hope they could meet …

Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Update on ASTM Approval
May 30, 2012 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Nate Brown (Federal Aviation Administration)  Power Point presentation with graphics illustrating the steps for new aviation fuel approval, graphic descriptions of anticipated aviation fuels (and progress of various pathways along the process).  Includes alcohol …

Delaying the Move to B10
May 7, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota waits until 2013 to bump up the state mandate from 5 to 10 percent biodiesel, instead of this year as scheduled

…Language in the regulations stipulates that before the mandate …

The Final Treatment: Washing or Polishing Followed by Distillation Offers the Purest Biodiesel Around
May 7, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Raj Mosali  (Jatrodiesel Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel is traditionally produced via esterification of fatty acids and transesterification of triglycerides with an alcohol such as methanol and sodium methylate. The transesterification of triglycerides is comprised of …

Byogy Seeks up to $30 Million to Market Alcohol-Based Jet Fuel
December 8, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

by Christine Boynton  (Air Transport World)  California-based Byogy Renewables will seek as much as $30 million in funding from private equity and strategic investors by mid-2012, Bloomberg reported. The funds will be used to commercialize …

Aviation Biofuels Collaborative Efforts in Full Force
November 17, 2011 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  … “This regular commercial route powered by Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is a huge step in establishing the market for aviation biofuels and widespread use of these fuels,” said Jim Rekoske, …