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Environmentalists Appeal PBF Ethanol Permit
January 17, 2017 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (News Journal/Delaware Online)  A legal fight over Delaware City Refinery’s plans to expand its ethanol operations officially began this week. Two groups filed fundamental challenges Friday to a recently issued state permit that – for …

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show
January 16, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors and a bit of buzz …

How Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers Helped Deliver Trump’s Historic Win
January 6, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  In the flurry of post-election punditry and analysis, much credit was given to disenfranchised factory workers and coal miners in the Rust Belt and Appalachia for delivering Donald …

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 …

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands
November 7, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to …

New Brew in Quest for Biofuel
October 4, 2016 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Beth Miller (University of Delaware)  Mixotrophy twist leads researchers to higher yields, lower emissions  —  You don’t have to be a beer lover to understand the chemistry behind new research emerging from two labs …

Several Bioenergy Projects Receive SBIR Funding
September 19, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program to support research related to food security, …

U.S. Refiners Revamp Operations as Renewable Fuel Costs Surge
September 9, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  …  The alternative is for merchant refiners to increase their ability to blend ethanol. PBF Energy is the latest refiner to take this approach.
PBF has asked Delaware regulators …

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

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

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

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

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

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants
June 17, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets.

#15 Vertimass  and Byogy

#14 …

50% Yield Boost for Ethanol? No CO2? What?! White Dog Labs Comes out of Stealth
June 13, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In what might become the most transformative development in fermentation yields since Noah debuted winemaking technology in the Book of Genesis, US-based White Dog Labs have unveiled a new process that …

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D
May 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, …

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?
May 16, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative said.  We were invited to …

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program
March 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and …

Fuel of the Future
February 24, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce …

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

Many …

BIO Applauds Renewable Chemicals Act Bill
November 13, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chris Coon (D-DE) and Al Franken have introduced a new bill, S. 2271 the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015. If passed, the legislation would amend the Internal …

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades
November 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June, and had fallen to 1.13 million barrels per day by August, according to state data.

The …

Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia
October 27, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in Hopewell, Virginia, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, from Future Fuels LLP. Operating at …

From Guest Blogger Auvisa.org: Mallow-Biofuel–Diesel from a Tough Wildflower
September 3, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by by msemmawhite (Auvisa.org/2GreenEnergy)  … Biodiesel can be truly green when it’s produced and distributed locally and grown efficiently without extensive use of pesticides and fertilizers. An even better option would be a crop that also can …

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program
August 21, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.

According to the …

Croda to Manufacture Surfactant from Ethanol, Opening New Market
March 30, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Specialty chemical manufacturer Croda Inc. is planning to break ground in April on a $170 million upgrade to its Atlas Point manufacturing site in Delaware. When completed in …

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America
March 2, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. The unusual spike in sea level caused flooding along the northeast …

Mississippi Files Fraud Lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR
January 16, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Amy  (The Dispatch/Associated Press)  The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew long ago that bankrupt biofuel firm KiOR had poor prospects for success, but misled the …

Croda Investing in 100% Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants by Consuming Bio-ethanol
December 31, 2014 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(Croda)  Croda International Plc, manufacturers of speciality chemical ingredients that enhance everyday consumer and industrial products, today announced its plans to make a significant investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in Delaware, North America …

Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program DEADLINE: February 1, 2015
December 12, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(NewBIO)  The Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program is an exciting summer research experience program for enthusiastic undergraduates who are interested in exploring bioenergy utilizing cutting-edge techniques. Check out the list of current topics and locations for …

Message to the Masses
December 11, 2014 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels.

Curt …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

New Castle Plant Lines up $170 Million Green Upgrade
December 4, 2014 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Montgomery (The News Journal)  An international specialty chemical manufacturer plans what state officials described Wednesday as a $170 million green upgrade to its plant near New Castle.

It is a move that will save …

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: NEWBio Webinar Report
June 13, 2014 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The June edition of the Northeast bioenergy webinar series by Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) featured Kwesi Boateng – Lead Scientist at the United States Department of Energy, Agricultural …

USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs
June 3, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill Implementation Continues at Brisk Pace with Universities and State Cooperative Extension Programs Now Set to Help Educate Farmers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Proterro Reaches Sugar-Making Milestones
April 25, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Proterro/Biomass Magazine)  “Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference.

Updating attendees on Proterro’s progress in developing an affordable, clean sugar feedstock for biofuels and …

Biodiesel Named Official Alt Fuel of DTPA’s Inaugural Super Pull
March 6, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Delaware Soybean Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel has been named the official fuel of the inaugural Delmarva Tractor Pullers Association’s Super Pull. The event will take place March 8-9 at the Harrington Fair Grounds in Harrington, Del.

“A majority of …

NEWBio Bioenergy Scholar Program Application Deadline February 15, 2014
January 6, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

The Bioenergy Scholars Program offers summer research work to undergraduates, who can apply to work at one of several universities in the Northeast US (including Penn State, Cornell, Rutgers, West Virginia University, SUNY ESF, and …

Undergraduate Bioenergy Scholars Summer Research Program in Northeast US
September 24, 2013 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

The Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program is an exciting summer research experience program for enthusiastic undergraduates who are interested in exploring bioenergy utilizing cutting-edge techniques. Check out the list of current topics and locations for summer research …

ARPA-E Awards $34M in R&D for Advanced Liquid Fuels from Methane
September 20, 2013 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced that 15 breakthrough energy projects will receive approximately $34 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) via the REMOTE program (Reducing …

DuPont Seeks Cellulosic Ethanol Joint Ventures
July 22, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Owen Fletcher  (Dow Jones Business News)  –DuPont seeks partners for joint ventures in production of cellulosic ethanol

–Company is talking with potential partners in U.S., China, Brazil, Europe, Southeast Asia

–DuPont is investing more than $200 …

The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice
May 23, 2013 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …Renewable chemicals offer cost-competitiveness with petrochemicals or new properties and features that add value to innovative consumer products. In that way, they’ve captured some market share and created …

U.S. States Threaten Lawsuit against EPA over Regulations
December 17, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Andrew Hay  (Reuters)  A coalition of seven eastern states led by New York plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue new guidelines to curb methane emissions, a greenhouse gas …

DBI, DNREC Partner in Biofuel Education Project
November 29, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Laura Crozier (Delaware Biotechnology Institute)   As part of a five-year, $50,000 grant supporting state greenhouse gas reduction projects, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute has partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control…

The …

Corn Ethanol Makers Weigh Switch to Butanol
October 25, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Henry Fountain (New York Times)  Nearly a decade after the adoption of federal renewable fuel standards led to a sharp increase in production of ethanol, some producers in the Corn Belt are considering making a different …

$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 …

Drought Sparks Intense Fight over RFS Waiver
August 20, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Talk of a possible renewable fuel standard (RFS) waiver request became a reality in mid-August, when the U.S. EPA was officially petitioned. The clock starts on a 90-day deadline …

USPTO Grants Butamax a Further KARI Enzyme Patent
July 18, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/MarketWatch)  Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,222,017 which protects a subset of key enzymes in the isobutanol …

Student Biofuels Projects at EnergyPath 2012 Science Fair: From Energy Grasses to Enzyme Fuel Cells with Cellulosic and Biodiesel Research inbetween
June 30, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  He was dressed like an executive; dark suit, white shirt, tie, and struggling to get a poster board out of the back of an SUV as his mother tried …

More Fuel Plants Are Eyeing Isobutanol
June 22, 2012 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Four more ethanol plants are considering retrofits to produce the new biofuel, bringing planned conversions to seven.

A third Minnesota ethanol plant is considering a shift in production to a new …

DuPont, BP Win Temporary Halt to Rival Isobutanol Sales
June 14, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  A joint venture between DuPont Co. (DD) (DD) and BP Plc (BP/) won a court order temporarily preventing a competing biofuel company from trying to sell isobutanol produced at a plant that came online last …

University of Delaware Explores H. akashiwo Algae for Treating Smokestack Emissions
June 6, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  University of Delaware researchers are studying whether the algal species Heterosigma akashiwocan neutralize harmful smokestack emissions – and also serve as a source of eco-friendly biofuel. The project is an outgrowth of biochemist Kathryn …

The Wilmington Express: The 10-Minute Guide to Dupont and Advanced Biofuels
May 29, 2012 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (T)he company’s metrics in cellulosic biofuels are starting to look compelling. Not only is commercialization a lot less than five years away – a massive breakout in capacity building …

DuPont Lands Award for Feedstock Innovation
March 28, 2012 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Cori Anne Natoli (DelawareOnline)  The DuPont Co. won the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels award for its research project on the transport and storage of corn stover for conversion to biofuel.

The Stover Harvest Project is a collaborative effort …

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Double Gas Prices
March 27, 2012 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new study released today by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) indicates that a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states could result in doubling gasoline prices and other negative …

Algae Species Explored for Both Biofuel Source and Pollution Control
March 23, 2012 – 8:01 pm | No Comment

by Teresa Messmore (PhysOrg.com)  The tiny, plant-like Heterosigma akashiwo is too small to see with the naked eye, but the microscopic algae may pack a big environmental punch. University of Delaware researchers are studying whether …

Senator Calls on US to Help Biofuels Development
February 3, 2012 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(The Bioenergy Site)  Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) spoke at an American Chemical Society briefing, saying that biofuels production was essential for the future of the US economy.

“This was a great starting point as a concrete …

Deciphering the Black Box of Next-Generation Biofuels Chemistry
January 12, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Mike Salciccioli (Frontiers in Energy Research)   Researchers combine experiments and fundamental models to unveil the previously unknown mechanisms for how biofuels are generated from biomass

A series of complex processes fracture large biomolecules containing millions of …

In Search of New Biofuels: UD Wins $2.2 Million Grant for Bioenergy Research
November 11, 2011 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(University of Delaware)  …Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is working to create hardy organisms for producing biofuels and chemicals from renewable sources – microorganisms that are more …

Imperium Renewables Helping Bring Biojet fuel to the Northwest
September 28, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Seattle, Wash.-based biodiesel producer Imperium Renewables and the U.S. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reported positive results in a joint development for the production of biomass-based drop-in jet fuel …

A Renewable Twist on Fossil Fuels
May 16, 2011 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Tracey Bryant (University of Delaware)  Pulling valuable fuels out of thin air? It sounds like magic, but Joel Rosenthal, a chemist at the University of Delaware, is working to transform carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse …

USDA Announces Grants to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy Education
January 21, 2011 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced January 18, 2011, two grants that will create educational opportunities in math and science for students interested in bioenergy and bio-based products.

“Bioenergy and bio-based products hold …

Biofuels Could Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Region, Report Finds
January 22, 2010 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

Homegrown energy could reduce millions of pounds of nutrients from entering the Chesapeake Bay’s streams, creeks and rivers and create more than 18,000 jobs in the region, according to a new report released by the …

Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Report Released
September 18, 2008 – 11:05 am | No Comment

The Report of the Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Project Next-Generation Biofuels: Taking the Policy Lead for the Nation was released at the Cellulosic Biofuels Summit held on September 4, 2008 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“This publication represents the …

Salty Biodiesel Crops May Be Grown at the Beach
August 30, 2007 – 11:50 am | No Comment

University of Delaware researchers are interested in developing a type of mallow, the seashore mallow, for biodiesel and ethanol production: And unlike soybeans and corn, which require annual plantings on valuable farmland to feed the …