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DNREC Approves Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project
December 29, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  PBF Energy won state approval Wednesday to ship unblended ethanol by barge from its Delaware City refinery.
DNREC Secretary David Small signed an order affirming the refinery’s proposed $7 million …

First Step for Avoiding an Ethanol Repeat
December 7, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Joel Wittnebel (The Oshawa Express)  … In response to a delegation from Hugh Peacock, an environmental activist and past president of the Friends of Second Marsh, the city drafted a motion that looks to provide …

28 Days Later: Waste to Fuel
December 5, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, prepares to open a new biogas plant fed by its residents’ kitchen scraps and yard waste, the fuel from which will power its …

Martin County Wants to Beef up Regulation for New Biofuel Producers
November 25, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Lidia Dinkova (TC Palm)  The county is following through on its promise to up safety regulation over biofuel producers after a fire and explosion in a local facility last year.

According to the county, new rules would …

Oshawa Ethanol Project Dead, Announces Oshawa Port Authority
November 9, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Reka Szekely  (DurhamRegion.com)  Ethanol plant will not be built on Oshawa waterfront  —  Plans for a controversial ethanol project at the Port of Oshawa are officially dead, port officials announced Monday afternoon.
FarmTech Energy received …

Fiberight Breaks Ground on Waste to Biofuel Facility in Face of Legal Battle
November 2, 2016 – 8:29 pm | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste to biofuel facility in Maine.  —  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montreal-based Enerkem is …

Greenpeace Blocks IOI’s Palm Oil Refinery at Port of Rotterdam
September 29, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International) Activists from Greenpeace blocked entry to a palm oil refinery at the Port of Rotterdam for seven hours on Tuesday due to claims of the plant being linked to Indonesian environmental concerns.

A …

Ethanol Replaces Crude Oil at Clatskanie Port
September 11, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  Global Partners’ terminal at Port Westward has reopened, only this time ethanol is replacing crude oil as the commodity of choice at the Clatskanie-area facility.

The terminal, known as Columbia …

Biofuel Firm’s Plans for Grangemouth
August 23, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by  James Trimble (Falkirk Herald)  A company renowned for using residues from the whisky industry to produce biofuel capable of powering cars wants to come to Grangemouth. Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables Ltd has lodged a proposal …

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds
July 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’ that merited a public hearing. The Department of Environmental Protection has issued the final permits …

The Guatemalan Project That Turns Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
June 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Fredy Hernandez (soy502.com (Google translation))  … However, an innovative project seeks to eliminate the waste that not only pollute the water of the city, but can also be reused, making fuel. This is the Reciclaceite, the …

On Brink of Closure, Bihar Distillery Shifts to Ethanol
June 28, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  A well-known distillery in Bihar, facing closure following complete ban on liquor in the state, has shifted to production of ethanol which would be supplied to major oil companies.

Sati Organics …

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month
June 21, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward, may soon begin transloading ethanol.

The company announced in January it was halting its crude oil …

Scale-Up of Emerging Biofuel Technologies
April 12, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer and William Quapp (Biofuels Digest)  …  However, attempts to translate these small scale successes into commercial technologies have been less successful.   It is easy to blame lower oil and natural gas prices …

Towns to Vote on Whether to Burn Their Trash or Convert It into Biofuel
April 8, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Andy O’Brien (The Free Press) … With PERC out of the picture, two nonprofits are bitterly competing for thousands of tons of midcoast waste.

In one corner is the Municipal Review Committee, a municipal cooperative serving …

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline
April 4, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state.

The Texas-based energy company said in a …

Biofuels Company Given Permission To Carry On
March 31, 2016 – 9:29 am | No Comment

by Tao Woolfe (The Sandwich Enterprise)  Cape Cod Biofuels, Inc. has been cleared by all local regulatory boards and agencies and given the Sandwich Board of Selectmen’s blessings—a happy ending to an administrative scramble the …

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce
March 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process 250,000 gallons of its product a month in the now-vacant Egan packinghouse, 1103 N. Second …

Proposed Ethanol Facility in Maumelle Causing a Stir
March 4, 2016 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Marielle Mohs (KTHV)  A town hall meeting got pretty heated on Wednesday night in Maumelle.  Many angry citizens voiced their concerns about a proposed ethanol storage facility that would store 4.2 million gallons of ethanol …

3 Ways Youth are Engaging with the Global Goals
March 3, 2016 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Donya Nasser  (United Nations Foundation)  In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development agenda from now until 2030. These goals build on the eight Millennium Development Goals that …

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project
February 9, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and the promise of an alternative revenue source for farmers. This week, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, …

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules
February 3, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified …

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port
January 29, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol, according to its pre-application with the city. That would include increasing rail-unloading capacity from four …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.

Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants
January 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants in Sampson County after county commissioners approved incentives for the facilities.

The proposed plants would bring …

Invisible Disaster of Aliso Canyon Leak May Give Methane Rules Momentum
January 15, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico Morning Energy)  The massive methane spill at the Aliso Canyon storage field has pumped out at least 77,500 metric tons of gas since Oct. 23, and it will be months before …

Zoning Commission Denies Rehearing Request to Allow Fuel Transfer Station in South Bibb County
January 13, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Linda S. Morris (The Telegraph)  The Macon-Bibb County zoning commission denied a request for the rehearing of an application that would allow a rail terminal and ethanol fuel transfer station.

Houston, Texas-based Epic Midstream received …

Air Force Seeks Public Comments on Environmental Impact of Proposed Red Rock Biofuels Facility
January 12, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) USAF Announces a draft environmental assessment — Red Rock Biofuels LLC, Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise, Lake County OR

This assessment is contained in three files:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

AGENCY: United States Air Force, Air …

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say
December 4, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2016.

The measure would impose a tax of $25 for every …

Ethanol Distribution Facility Could Come to Maumelle
November 19, 2015 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Drew Petrimoulx  (ArkansasMatters.com)  Plans to build a multi-million gallon ethanol distribution facility in central Arkansas have some in the community concerned.  Two companies are proposing a joint ethanol distribution facility in Maumelle. Now it …

Public Meeting Scheduled for New Biofuel Plant on Hershey Drive, Smiths Falls
October 30, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Inside Ottawa Valley) Community feedback is being sought in the proposed opening of a 8,073 square feet biofuel facility at 1 Hershey Drive. … The firm, C3 Acquisition Inc.,  has leased the facility space from Tweed Inc …

Biotechnology Company Seeks $26 Million in Public Funding
October 30, 2015 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Bill Hanna (Mesabi Daily News)  Mountain Iron intended home for Sweetwater Energy project  —  The Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board on Friday will consider authorizing $26 million in public money for a startup …

Court Appeal of Onida Ethanol Plant Not Slowing Plans as Construction to Start
October 28, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Stephen Lee (Capital Journal)  An attorney for a handful of Onida residents opposing the siting of a proposed new ethanol plant just outside of Onida argued in court Monday that Sully County leaders improperly …

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research
October 26, 2015 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity …

INSIGHT-Power Line Opponents Give Renewables Their Keystone Moment
October 20, 2015 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  … The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines for carrying wind and solar power. He had come to tell (Dave) Ulery about a …

Twofold Renewable in Tulare County
September 23, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria (Biomass Magazine)  California’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process.

When the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester officially opened in Tulare County, California, early this year, it represented …

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End
August 25, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to show their opposition to a proposed plant in the area that would produce methane by composting …

Renewable Energy in Rockland: Hearing on Stony Point Biofuel Plant
July 29, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Akiko Matsuda (Lohud.com)  …  New Planet Energy, which specializes in renewable-energy production using waste materials, along with local developer MBC Contractors, wants to build a waste-to-energy facility in an industrial zone off Holt Drive.

The proposal …

Renewable Fuel Efforts Forge Ahead
July 15, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Janelle Atyeo (Tri-State Neighbor)  South Dakota groups are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to set higher standards for renewable fuels, highlighting what ethanol has done for the rural economy and for the environment.

Rural development …

California Ethanol Granted $750K Loan from County
July 2, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Michael Dukes (Imperial Valley Press)  The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved California Ethanol + Power LLC’s proposal to build an ethanol plant in Imperial County back in 2013, but at the time, significant …

Metro Councilwoman: We Won’t Let Biofuel Plant Build in West Louisville
June 22, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Caitlin Bowling  (Louisville Business First) An informational meeting Thursday evening between a couple dozen community members and a representative from Nature’s Methane LLC became heated yesterday as the residents repeatedly stated that they don’t want the …

Ethanol Report from Washington DC
June 19, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Regarding the June 25 public hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the RFS, Dinneen says the agency has already received about 250 requests to testify and he is encouraging everyone …

Public Hearing for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
June 19, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Kansas on June 25, 2015 for the proposed rule ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: …

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline
May 19, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an 11th-hour effort to show its Palmetto Pipeline is needed in Georgia, energy giant Kinder Morgan …

Profit in Plug and Play
May 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable.

At Knott Landfill in Bend, Oregon, Waste …

Neighbors Come out in Opposition of Proposed Ethanol Plant near Caldwell
May 4, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Torrie Cope (Idaho Press-Tribune)  Residents who live in the area of Lower Pleasant Ridge Road fear that a proposed ethanol plant could lower their property values, spoil their views and bring unwanted traffic, noise …

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm
April 30, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct …

Navassa Ordinance Would Allow Biofuel Production
April 21, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Lynda Van Kuren (StarNews Online) The Navassa Town Council recently tabled a decision on a proposed ordinance that would allow biofuel production in its heavy industrial districts and conditional production in its light industrial district.

The council …

Risk and Reward for Boardman Biomass Proposal
April 9, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by George Plaven (Capital Press)  One possible biomass fuel for the coal plant is giant cane, known as Arundo donax, which PGE has spent several years growing in small test plots. … As a potential source …

Industry, Water Advocates Come Together on Bioenergy Bills
March 31, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi  (Midwest Energy News)  Environmentalists and bioeconomy advocates reached an agreement last week to modify a bill moving through the Minnesota legislature that they hope will create a new clean energy and green …

Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota
March 31, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.

Attendance was light for a recent series of grower meetings about energy, or industrial, sugar …

Pipeline Process Gets Partial Do-Over
March 27, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Savannah Morning News)  Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline would benefit Georgia.

The state Department …

Lake Weed May Turn into Biofuel
March 27, 2015 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Leaman (Waikato Times)  Invasive weeds choking the region’s waterways could be harvested and turned into valuable biofuel in an idea being floated by Waikato Regional Council.  The health of the river’s hydro-lakes has …

City of Alexandria Continues Opposition to Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Operations
March 23, 2015 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(City of Alexandria, Virginia) On March 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Corporation delivered a letter to the City of Alexandria at a meeting with City staff, advising that the company plans to make changes to its ethanol …

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities
March 18, 2015 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding educational meetings in three cities this week.  KOVC radio reports that the Green Vision Group …

Washington Solicits Comments on Potential Clean Fuel Standard
February 16, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on a potential rulemaking for a state clean fuel standard. According to information released by the …

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 …

Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels Investing $200M in Jet-Fuel Project
January 13, 2015 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal/Denver Business Journal)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, based in Fort Collins, is investing $200 million in a biofuel refinery in the rural southern Oregon community of Lakeview.

The Red Rock project …

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector
December 30, 2014 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant would purchase $26 million worth of farm commodities from Idaho farmers each year. He also …

Rautenbach’s Mwenezi Ethanol Project Gets Nod
December 17, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Godfrey Mtimba (Daily News)  The new Zanu PF provincial executive here has promised to give businessman Billy Rautenbach the green light to continue his multi-million ethanol project in the vast Nuanetsi ranch in Mwenezi.

Zanu …

New Waste-to-Energy Facility Proposed in Hampden
December 17, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Terry Stackhouse  (WABI TV)  A group managing the trash disposal needs of nearly 190 Maine towns wants to build a new, multi-million dollar, solid waste processing facility in Hampden.  Developers from the Municipal Review …

Ethanol Facility Proposed in Southwestern Idaho
December 3, 2014 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  A proposed ethanol facility in Southwestern Idaho would convert barley and tubers into fuel. It’s not the first ethanol facility proposed in the Treasure Valley and two others have failed to …

Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant
March 25, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock. The grant would help facilitate the opening of the plant, which currently has not begun …

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk
March 21, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website …

Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant
March 18, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill recycling plant in Chesapeake said they’re securing capital to purchase 67 acres of waterfront property.

Officials …

Catsimatidis to Turn Grease into Gold with Greenpoint Biodiesel Plant
March 18, 2014 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(The New York World)  Permit pending for long-delayed facility on Newtown Creek that would transform food oil into vehicle fuel

New York City’s first large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint, courtesy …

Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears
March 14, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be able to keep 80 percent …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects
March 11, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest …

Biodiesel Manufacturer to Bring $30M Plant to Temple after Incentives Confirmed
March 8, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Robert Grattan (Austin Business Journal)  Thomas Biodiesel LLC has finalized a deal that will bring 31 jobs and a $30 million biodiesel manufacturing plant to Temple, following a decision by Temple City Council to approve $1.5 …

Council Will Consider Fuel Storage Facility
January 6, 2014 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Gould (The Free Lance-Star) Fredericksburg City Council will hold six public hearings on Jan. 14, including a request from Lincoln Terminal Co. to convert the Quarles Petroleum site into a storage and distribution facility …

Iowa City to Negotiate with Trash-to-Ethanol Company
December 20, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Gregg Hennigan (KCRG.com) Iowa City will enter into negotiations with a company that says it could turn most of the city’s garbage into ethanol.

But residents, environmentalists, representatives from the recycling industry and labor union officials …

Iowa City May Negotiate Contract with Trash-to-Ethanol Company
December 6, 2013 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Gregg Hennigan (The Gazette)  Same company signed contract with Marion in August   The City Council likely will be asked to approve a resolution that would allow city staffers to negotiate terms and price with …

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 …

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 …

Tow Company Owner Seeks to Produce Biodiesel Fuel
October 2, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Larry Barszewski (Sun Sentinel)  … Last year, (Craig) Goldstein started a side business, Oil Recovery Interests, which collects the used oil from food operations from Miami to Tampa, including vendors at Sun Life Stadium, Fort …

Problems Galore in Biofuel Programme, Says Official
August 14, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  The governments, both at the Central and State levels, have realised the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels and implement the biofuel programmes, said Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, V …

Success of Florida Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Sparks New Hope for Shelved Lake County Project
August 5, 2013 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Post-Tribune/Chicago Sun Times)  Breakthrough technology behind the Schneider trash-to-ethanol plant proposed by Powers Energy apparently has been proven.

Whether that means construction of the plant in the small Lake County town will move …

Legislators: Global Partners Will Not Pursue Ethanol Transport by Train
July 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Baldissari (Wicked Local Cambridge)   Facing pressure from legislators and residents, representatives from Global Partners LP said they would withdraw their proposal July 1 to ship ethanol by train through some of the region’s most densely …

Norfolk Southern Asks for Ethanol Offloading Increase
May 9, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Leonard  (WestEndAlexandriaPatch)  City Manager Rashad Young is criticizing a request from Norfolk Southern for a permit to increase the number of rail cars containing ethanol that can be offloaded at its Alexandria facility.

In a …

Zimbabwe: Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant Reopens
March 28, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Tendai Mugabe (AllAfrica.com)  Green Fuel resumed operations at its ethanol plant here yesterday, raising prospects that the country could soon start the mandatory blending of fuel that has been on the cards for sometime.

There …

Consortium Dumps Schneider Trash-to-Ethanol Deal
March 28, 2013 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Post-Tribune/Chicago Sun-Times)   The deal to transfer ownership of the long-delayed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider has been scrapped.

SMC LLC, the local construction consortium established to purchase the technology rights and contract for …

Gaining Community Support for Biomass Projects
February 13, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

Al Maiorino (Public Strategy Group, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  Questions are increasingly raised concerning the various environmental, economic, and social issues that surround biomass production and use. But with continuous research and dedication to the advancement …

Chisumbanje Ethanol Project Set to Restart
January 23, 2013 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(News Day)  The multimillion dollar ethanol project in Chisumbanje is set to re-open after villagers and the company agreed on a wide range of issues meant to avert social disaster in Chipinge.

Agreed issues include the …

Give Ethanol Critics “the Finger”…. Join ACE’s Grassroots Letter Writing Campaign
January 15, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  Want to help fight the misinformation campaign against E15 blends that is being put out there by the American Automobile Association (AAA)?

Do you want to help let people know how E15 …

Villagers, Police Clash over Disputed Land
January 1, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Obey Manayiti (News Day)   Dozens of angry villagers last week fought running battles with Zimbabwe Republic Police officers over disputed land between villagers and Green Fuel in Chisumbanje.

The clashes started last Monday, but turned …

Biodiesel Facility Opens in Cherokee
December 26, 2012 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

(Cherokee One Feather)  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is making its own biodiesel fuel from waste oil and grease in a new facility located behind the Cherokee Transportation Center.  The facility, which can make …

Chemtex Officials Offer City Timeline that Points to 2015 Plant Opening
December 26, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Chris Berendt (The Sampson Independent)  Chemtex International Inc. is currently involved in a permitting process that will see a $200 million biofuels refinery production plant open at the start of 2015, creating around 350 direct …

Ethanol Plant Gets Clean Environmental Report
December 20, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  Ethanol plant gets clean environmental report

A major ethanol research facility in Cornwall, P.E.I. is one step closer to opening.
At a public meeting Tuesday night, Stantec Consulting said it found there is would be …

Citgo Gets Town OK to Build 270,000-Gallon Biofuel Tank in Braintree
December 19, 2012 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Neal Simpson  (The Patriot Ledger)  Citgo Petroleum Corp. has won town approval to build a 33-foot-tall tank that will store almost 270,000 gallons of biofuel at its Quincy Avenue facility in Braintree.

The town’s planning …

NASA-Rooted Biofuel Project Aims for Shores of Mobile Bay
November 16, 2012 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Marc D. Anderson (AL.com)  A company using NASA-licensed technology is looking at a small patch of bayfront property to launch what one day could be a revolutionary wastewater-treating and biofuel-creating endeavor.

Since 2009, Algae Systems …

Effort to Kill Trash-to-Ethanol Contract Fails
November 16, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  …The board voted at the beginning of the year to find Powers Energy in breach of contract for failing to deliver on its promise to secure land and financing …

Biofuels Producer Pitches Partnership with Pickens County Cities
October 25, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Vince Jackson (Independent Mail)  Commercial algae grower said process could someday recycle municipal sewer sludge

Members of the Pickens County Municipal Association learned this week that biofuels produced from algae could provide needed revenue streams …

$10M Grant Will Fund Research into Biofuel-Based Economic Development
October 16, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants.

That’s the goal of …

Biofuels Plant Up and Running in Lee County
October 15, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(WinkNews)  …The motors started running bright and early at 6:00 Saturday morning at FL Biofuels. The facility, which is located next to the State Farmer’s Market on Edison Ave, will turn vegetable oil into Diesel.

The …

Fight over Expanding Canola in Oregon Pits Organic Food Lovers against Biofuels Advocates
September 30, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  Wet winters and cool, dry summers make Oregon’s Willamette Valley one of the best places on the globe to produce seeds for organic broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and a variety of …

‘Miracle’ Crop Could Invade Like Kudzu
September 30, 2012 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

By John Murawski  (News and Observer/Bradenton.com/Bradenton Herald)  It’s billed as a champion energy crop that yields three times as much ethanol per acre as corn, a fast-growing field grass that’s ideal for making clean auto …

Green MEP Joins Row over Biofuel Plant at Shoreham Port
September 26, 2012 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(Shoreham Herald)  A SUSSEX MEP is the latest to say “no” to a proposals for a biofuel power station in Shoreham.

Adur District Council is currently considering an application, to build the facility at the town’s port. …

Oshawa Port Authority Plans Public Meeting on Proposed Plant
September 24, 2012 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Oshawa Port Authority in Ontario is planning an event to help answer questions its local community has with regard to a proposed ethanol plant.  The OPA announced its …

Arcata Council Moves Forward on Biodiesel Approval
September 24, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Times-Standard)  The Arcata City Council voted this week to allow a proposed biodiesel plant on Giuntoli Lane.

The council unanimously approved environmental findings, a mitigated negative declaration and a planned development permit. The council continued the …

The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School Pleased to Announce a Partnership to Recycle Waste Cooking Oil
September 20, 2012 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative)  The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School are pleased to announce a partnership to recycle Waste Cooking Oil.

Co-founded by St. Francis School parent Christian Thalacker, the Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative collects used …

Ethanol Tankers Have Dangerous Flaw
September 18, 2012 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jason Keyser (Associated Press/St. Louis Post Dispatch)  For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …

Sorghum in Spotlight Due to Drought, Pending EPA Action
September 17, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   For years, National Sorghum Producers have advocated for increasing the use of grain sorghum, or milo, as an ethanol feedstock. Lately, the idea seems to be gaining steam. …

Citgo Proposes Biodiesel Tank Construction
September 13, 2012 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Markman)  (Braintree Patch)  The Braintree Planning Board continued Citgo’s request for construction of a 270,000-gallon tank until its November meeting

Under a proposal before the Planning Board, Citgo would build a new steel tank at its …

Asheville Restaurants to Recycle with Local Biofuels Producers under New Certification
September 7, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Restaurants in Asheville, N.C., are now required to recycle their used cooking oil through local biofuels producers in order to receive Green Restaurant Association (GRA) certification. The GRA is a …

Trash-to-Ethanol Saga Marked by Constant Change, Missed Deadlines
September 7, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  With new owners possibly on the horizon for the proposed Schneider trash-to-ethanol plant, some Lake County waste officials say it is the perpetuation of a four-year-old game of musical …

Proposed Canadian Plant Gains Approval, Local Community Objects
August 30, 2012 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The community of Oshawa, Ontario is taking action against the recent approval of a proposed ethanol plant. On Aug. 9, the Oshawa Port Authority announced its approval for FarmTech …

Missouri Organizes for Energy Independence
August 23, 2012 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Like many states (or countries) that have limited oil reserves or reserves that are economically unfeasible to extract at this time – the path to energy independence lies generally in …

Request for Comment on Letters Seeking a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard
August 22, 2012 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On August 20, 2012, EPA issued a request for comment on letters seeking a waiver of the volume requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Governors of Arkansas and North Carolina …

Iowa City Trash Could Become Ethanol
August 22, 2012 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

By Gregg Hennigan (KCRG.com)  Iowa City is considering participating in a trash-to-ethanol project that could result in an 80-percent reduction in the amount of solid waste going to its landfill.

City staffers have been talking with …

Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Contractors Strike Deal with Developer
August 15, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Northwest Indiana Times)  A group of contractors planning to build a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider announced Monday it has reached an agreement to purchase assets from developer Powers Energy of America.

The group, SMC LLC, …

Appeal Filed on Biodiesel Approval; Arcata Staff Seeks Clarification
August 15, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Times-Standard) The Arcata Planning Commission will meet to discuss clarifications about a previous approval of a Footprint biodiesel plant on Giuntoli Lane.

According to staff reports, an appeal was filed by the owners of the neighboring Town …

Senegalese Villagers Vow to Fight Biofuels Project
August 14, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(AFP/Global Energy World)  Villagers from northern Senegal vowed Thursday to fight a project by Senegalese and Italian investors to produce biofuels on their land, a venture already forced to relocate once by deadly protests.

“We will …

Biodiesel Plant Set to Launch Near Sombra
August 8, 2012 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Tyler Kula (The Observer)  A biodiesel company that creates fuel from vegetable oil and animal fat is set to begin production near Sombra next month, its president says.

Mississauga-based Methes Energies Canada Inc. will host …

Arcata Approves Biodiesel Facility Giuntoli Plant Approved Despite Neighborhood Concerns
July 24, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Grant Scott-Goforth (Times-Standard)  The Arcata Planning Commission recently have final approval to a plan for a biodiesel facility on Giuntoli Lane after hearing concerns from neighbors about increased traffic and odors.

The facility will create biodiesel …

Powers Given Another Month in Quest for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Financing
July 20, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  Powers Energy of America remained in breach of contract with Lake County’s solid waste board but was given another month to try to prove it can finance its long …

Dynamic Recycling LLC Could Locate in Bristol Tennessee
July 19, 2012 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Rober Brown (Bristol Herald Courier/Tricities.com)  Bristol, Va., officials might have turned down the relocation of an ethanol plant in their city, but the facility is very much wanted in Bristol, Tenn., City Manager Jeff …

Lake Station Approves Trash-to-Ethanol Agreement
July 6, 2012 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Deborah Laverty  (Northwest Indiana Times) After a lengthy discussion, City Council members agreed Thursday to sign an interlocal cooperation agreement with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

The agreement allows the city to take …

Waste Official: Clock Ticking on Trash-to-Ethanol Deal
July 5, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  If a would-be trash-to-ethanol developer doesn’t have the money in hand to complete its project by July 19, it doesn’t have a deal with the county, a top solid …

Shell Scraps Controversial Biofuels Plan after Brazilian Indian Protest
June 30, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(SurvivalInternational.org)  …But some of its sugar cane is grown on land claimed by the Guarani tribe, one of the most persecuted and impoverished in South America. Their leaders are regularly killed by gunmen acting for the sugar cane …

Powers Energy Meets Goal for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant
June 26, 2012 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Post-Tribune/SunTimes)  Powers Energy has met the requirements of the 60-day milestone set out by the Lake County Solid Waste Management District board regarding land acquisition for the proposed $360 million trash-to-ethanol plant.

Thursday the …

Hobart Supports Garbage-to-Ethanol Plant
June 26, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Karen Caffarini (Post Tribune)  The City Council has unanimously approved an interlocal agreement to send Hobart-generated garbage to the Powers Energy ethanol plant in Schneider, if and when it is constructed, becoming the seventh community …

How to Fight the ‘Not in My Back Yard’ Syndrome
June 5, 2012 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

by Al Maiorino (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Public Strategy Group)  You have plans to build a biorefinery.  Jobs, tax revenue, and much more are the benefits that will resonate with the community.  At the first public hearing, …

Munster Council Sets Hearings on Trash-to-Ethanol Agreement
May 30, 2012 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Lu Ann Franklin (Northwest Indiana Times) The Town Council will hear public comments about signing the interlocal agreement with Lake County Solid Waste District for the proposed trash-to-ethanol facility in Schneider on June 4 and …

Back to Bedford Falls
April 12, 2012 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …How about investing in the world around you?

…What can a leader do? He or she can help you to change your fate, through simple acts of investing your own energy …

The Victory Plant
March 29, 2012 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last July, the Digest launched a project called “Victory Plants” and set about recruiting a Biofuels Council of Advisors on Science, Technology and Economics to define a threshold standard for advanced manufacturing …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers
March 23, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will conduct a meeting at noon Friday for sugar beet growers.

The meeting will be at Marketplace …

Rail Plan to Ship Ethanol Is Decried
March 9, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Katheleen Conti (The Boston Globe)  Eight firefighters are seen dousing a couple of rail cars, as bright flames and a plume of dark smoke engulf parts of the freight train in a still image …

Cellulosic Ethanol May Play Role in Local Biofuel Production
February 22, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (Iowa State Daily)  For the past decade, corn ethanol has predominated Midwest biofuel production. But with increased technology and interest, an additional ethanol — cellulosic ethanol — may also shape local farming.

…Essentially, …

Lake County Dodging a Legal Bullet on Trash Disposal?
February 20, 2012 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  The Lake County Solid Waste Management District could avoid potential litigation — but invite other legal problems — if the trash-to-ethanol contract dies between now and April 2.

A canceled …

Controversial Ethanol Production Business Won’t Be Moving into City-Owned Site
February 16, 2012 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by David McGee (TriCities.com)  …With about 100 city residents – nearly all opposed to the plan — looking on Tuesday, the City Council took no action on a proposal to give the 13.8-acre former Crowley …

Controversial Wood-to-Ethanol Plant May Finally Get under Way in Upper Peninsula
February 13, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Katherine Yung (Detroit Free Press)  After a lengthy delay, construction of what could be the nation’s first large-scale wood-to-ethanol plant in the country is to start this year in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula.

If successful, …

As Time Passes, So Does Faith in Trash-to-Ethanol Plan, Some Waste Officials
February 9, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (NWITimes.com)   As time began to run out on Lake County’s trash-to-ethanol plan last week, so did the faith and confidence of solid waste district officials — both in the project and …

Hundreds of Jobs Planned by New Owner of Range Fuels
February 2, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by S. Heather Duncan (Macon.com)  The new owner of a shuttered ethanol plant in Soperton plans to eventually add hundreds of jobs there to produce ethanol and other chemicals, a company official said this week.

That …

Former Sheriff Seeks Proof of Financing for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant
January 10, 2012 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana)  The former Lake County sheriff is seeking answers regarding the absent financing for a proposed south county trash-to-ethanol plant.

And the chief political champion of the plan, Lake County Commissioner Gerry …

Good Digestion: It’s Been a Bumpy Road to Full-Scale Adoption of Anaerobic Digestion Technologies at Ethanol Plants
December 29, 2011 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite the promise of methane from anaerobic digestion technology, low natural gas rates and other factors have kept ethanol producers from jumping in with both feet.

…On top of the …

Ethanol-Friendly Manitoba: Shell Scouts Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Opportunities
December 29, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal Dutch Shell plc is in the early stages of a development project that would site a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in southern Manitoba. “It’s very, very, very early …

2nd Lawsuit Challenges Ethanol Project in UP
December 28, 2011 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(WLNS/AP)  Critics of a refinery planned for the Upper Peninsula have filed a second lawsuit against the project.

Larry Klein and the Sierra Club claim the U.S. Energy Department failed to follow federal environmental law when …

Algae Bioreactors Receive Approval for Australian Facility
October 28, 2011 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Algae.Tec, an algae production company, has received approval for its demonstration facility in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia.

The facility was approved under the Shoalhaven City Council Environment Planning and Assessment Act and the …

BP Biofuels Goes for Full Vertical Integration, in US Cellulosic Ethanol Expansion
October 10, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Susan Ellerbusch:  Now, at BP there are dozens of BP people who are experts in growing crops design, farm logistics. We are building an agriculture team after having acquired the …

Hawaiian Electric Disappointed by PUC’s Biofuels Ruling
October 5, 2011 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Hawaiian Electric Co. said Friday it was disappointed by the state Public Utilities Commission’s decision to deny its biofuel supply contract with Aina Koa Pono.The PUC said Thursday that …

Making Global Project Development Work: Rentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom
October 4, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Ramsbottom said that companies looking at international expansion generally ask themselves four questions before proceeding: is there a need?; is the local environment welcoming?; does the company have the time …

UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15 Million USDA Grant
September 30, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  Center to coordinate woody biomass production and utilization studies

The Center for Renewable Carbon, a program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been named by the USDA as a recipient …

N.J. Company Eyes Plainfield Township as Potential Site for Biofuel Plant
September 19, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Tom Shortell (LehighValleyLive.com)  A New Jersey company is considering building a biorefinery in Plainfield Township that would convert tall grass and wood pellets into fuel, but no official plans have been submitted to the township.

Primus …

Study: Wisconsinites Have Mixed Views on Ethanol
September 14, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  A majority of Wisconsinites support the use of ethanol blends if it keeps dollars and jobs in the United States and reduces air pollution, according to a new study by University of …

Biofuels Firm Plans Bellevue Refinery
September 12, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Ross Boettcher (World-Herald/Omaha.com)  A La Vista-based biofuels company Thursday proposed a $100 million project to build a biorenewable fuel refinery in Bellevue that could create at least 50 local jobs.

The company, BioSyn Resources, wants …

Guarani Indians in Southern Brazil Have Called on Shell to Withdraw from their Ancestral Land, Where the Oil Giant Produces ethanol from Sugar Cane, According to a Native Rights Group.
September 8, 2011 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Radio Netherlands Worldwide)  “Shell must leave our land… The companies must stop using indigenous land,” said Ambrosio Vilhalva, a Guarani from the Caarapo municipality in the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

“We want justice, …