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Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
April 3, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, …

‘Use of Biofuels’ll Reduce Expenditure on Fossil Fuels’
February 7, 2017 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by John Ofikhenua (The Nation)  The Acting Executive Director, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Victor Zamani Shidok, has said the shift to biofuels could reduce expenditure on fossil fuels by 10 per cent.

He spoke …

SUNLIQUID® 20: Fleet Test with Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Proves Fuel Quality
February 6, 2017 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  A plus for the environment: Improves particle count emissions and guarantees significant reductions in CO2 emissions using sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol; Field test confirms: Excellent combustion characteristics without additional consumption  —  Clariant, a leading global specialty …

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy
January 26, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion …

Northey Recognizes Efforts by Fuel Marketers to Offer and Promote Renewable Fuels
January 13, 2017 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elevator, Inc. in Nora Springs are the 2017 winners of …

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO
December 19, 2016 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, the story was riveting …

Rotting Rice to Be Used to Make Ethanol
December 8, 2016 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Almost 4 million tonnes of decaying rice kept in government stocks for more than two years is expected to be used as feedstock to produce ethanol, due to be in …

When Price Is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol
December 6, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol blends such as E85 according to a new article published in Energy Policy. Authors Sébastien …

Hi-Performance Tech Package: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
December 2, 2016 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations
October 4, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation that renewable biomass would be …

Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule
October 4, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program and other related fuel regulations to support market growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. These proposed changes …

New Form of Ethanol Based Gasoline Comes to Wichita
October 3, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by By Rachel Skytta  (KWCH)  A higher grade of ethanol blended gasoline will soon make its way to Wichita, giving consumers more options when they fill up. …

“Ethanol is alcohol, we’ve been making alcohol and moonshine, …

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices
August 30, 2016 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman …

Got octane?
August 25, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to increase demand for our fuel based on its octane value proposition.

The American Coalition for Ethanol …

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends
August 22, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between, but the ACE’s “Retailer Roadmap” aims to help change the fuels landscape. The Roadmap analyzes …

With Pride Comes Responsibility
August 5, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The things that happen in America regarding renewable fuels provides a blueprint for the world to follow. With the pride of success comes the burden of responsibility to never …

Higher Ethanol Use Can Lead to 14% GHG Reduction in European Transport by 2030 – New Study
July 19, 2016 – 9:35 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  A new study by renowned global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that the higher use of ethanol in Europe would contribute to a 14.1% GHG emission reduction in European transport, even after …

Cheating Fuel Retailers Come under Scrutiny
July 1, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Priawan  (Bangkok Post)  More adulterated fuel sold as oil gets cheaper.  —  A substantial rise in fuel consumption as the oil price collapsed has coincided with a rise in the sale of adulterated …

E15 Sales in First Four Months Surpass 2 Million Gallons
June 30, 2016 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  E15 sales in Minnesota in the first four months of the year totaled 2.01 million gallons, more than half the totaled sold in the whole of 2015 (3.09 million gallons).

The Minnesota Department …

It’s Time for an Octane Boost
May 18, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Tracey King (Detroit News)  While our automobiles have experienced remarkable changes over the past several decades, the fuels we put in them have not. Specifically, the octane rating of regular gasoline today is the …

Time for Full Carbon Accounting
April 22, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Zoltán Szabó (Biofuels Digest)  The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as a number of key files make their way through the process, namely the Energy Union …

EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Objectives Will Be Missed without Biofuels
March 15, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes/EurActiv)  If Europe is serious about its climate commitments, and if Europe wants to reduce its dependence on imported oil, then we need to increase the amount of low-carbon biofuels in …

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs
March 15, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought, are likely to force ethanol producers to switch to cassava as their feedstock instead of …

Gasohol Phase-Outs to Drive Biofuel Use
March 9, 2016 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Gasohol 91 will be phased out of petrol stations nationwide by 2018, with gasohol 95 to follow suit in 2027, according to the National Oil Plan for 2015-35. The Energy …

Swallowing the Frog
February 23, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the Kansas Commodity Classic came from Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. Novak …

Bob Kozak Writes about Green Racing Developments from The Roar B4 the Rolex 24 in Daytona
January 8, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ed note: Here are some initial notes from Bob Kozak, covering green racing developments at the Daytona International Speedway’s Roar before the Rolex 24.  Sounds like we are …

More Biofuel Pumps at Missouri Gas Stations
December 21, 2015 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Mindy Ward (Farm Progress)  Consumers will have more biofuel,ethanol choices at the gas pump. — Mark Cadle sees the investment in biofuel infrastructure in Missouri as a win-win-win. “The goal is to expand markets for …

RFA to EPA: New Gasoline Volatility Regulations Needed
December 9, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged the agency to take immediate administrative action to eliminate an arcane regulatory barrier that is …

Malawi Begins Flex-Fuel Adaptor Kit Trials to Boost Ethanol Consumption
December 4, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, 24 cars have been fitted with conversion kits to allow any mixture of ethanol and gasoline up to 100% of either as part of a demonstration project in …

Wisconsin Expands Biofuel Fueling Stations
November 3, 2015 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Spooner Advocate)  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that Wisconsin is the recipient of a $3.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to significantly expand and support the installation of ethanol blending equipment at …

Biofuels – High-Octane Payoff …
October 26, 2015 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Ethanol’s inherently high octane rating makes it attractive for meeting fuel economy and greenhouse gas targets and renewable fuel mandates, according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory report. Although ethanol has …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

Production of Biofuel Still in the Mix
July 8, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  The country is looking to produce its own biofuel and increase the current mix of ethanol in petrol to about 20 per cent.  This is according to Principal Director, Policy, Planning, Development and …

As EPA Hands Down New Rules on Renewable Fuel Standard, Critics Say ‘Blend Wall’ a Fiction Created by Big Oil
July 1, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  … For the first time since it was conceived a decade ago, the Obama Administration has proposed weakening the RFS — a blow to the green movement, the biofuels business, and …

Voices from Europe, on Europe and Renewable Fuels
May 26, 2015 – 12:24 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … How does the European renewable fuels industry look at itself? Too focused on survival instead of growth? Too focused on sector competition instead of the transparency on carbon that leads …

Amid Scarcity: The Biofuels Alternative We Need—Obada
May 5, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

By Udeme Clement (Vanguard)  Dr. Babatunde Obada is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Global Biofuels Limited, a biofuels company in Nigeria. He speaks on the passage of 2015 Budget by the Senate without …

‘Renewable Super Premium’ Offers Boost to Biofuel Producers, Auto Industry
March 27, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A group of DOE National Laboratory representatives have been in Washington this week making presentations to promote the benefits of what they call “Renewable Super Premium” (RSP) fuels. The researchers have found …

Biofuel Facts for the Road: The Energy Department and Your Gasoline Pump
December 18, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Alicia Moulton (US Department of Energy)  Going “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” this holiday season could require a significant amount of gasoline if you’re traveling by car. Before you hit …

Clariant Announces Results of Cellulosic E20 Fleet Test
September 26, 2014 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel (contains 20 percent …

Automakers Gear up for Changes as Govt Pushes Ethanol-Blended Petrol
August 7, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Swaraj Baggongkar (Business Standard)  To curb petrol import costs, the NDA government is pushing for a 10% ethanol mix in petrol

A long-delayed proposal to add 10 per cent ethanol into petrol will most likely force …

Biodiesel 2014: Fame and Misfortune?
July 30, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by William Woebkenberg (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)  In these presentation slides from a July 2014 US Department of Energy EIA conference, Bill Woebkenberg explains Mercedes’ support for world-wide B5 biodiesel/FAME blends and the …

USDA Wants Ethanol Available Nationwide
March 18, 2014 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)   Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

Higher grade levels of ethanol …

The Oil Industry’s Fight to Kill Renewable Fuels—and Why It May Win
February 11, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Douglass (InsideClimate News)  The American oil industry could be on the verge of winning its war on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as the Obama administration weighs changes that could severely undermine …

NREL Report Counters Big Oil’s False E15 Claim
December 26, 2013 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The concept of the blend wall is based on a controversial study that has been called into question, most recently by a National Renewable Energy Laboratory analysis that identified …

Ethanol and Air Quality: Influence of Fuel Ethanol Content on Emissions and Fuel Economy of Flexible Fuel Vehicles
December 26, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Carolyn P. Hubbard , James E. Anderson , and Timothy J. Wallington  (Environmental Science and Technology)  Engine-out and tailpipe emissions of NOx, CO, nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC), nonmethane organic gases (NMOG), total hydrocarbons (THC), methane, …

E15 Arrives in Fort Dodge, Iowa
December 23, 2013 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent ethanol, has arrived in Fort Dodge, Iowa. STAR Energy is the 14th E15 retailer in the state, offering the blend to drivers of …

Auto, Oil Company Coalition Urges EU Advanced Biofuel Roadmap to 2030
November 27, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A report released Tuesday calling for a well defined advanced biofuel policy framework in the EU up to 2030 and beyond has been given full support by the group of international auto manufacturing and …

Are You a Fuel Smartie? Which Money-Saving Fuel Did You Buy, and When?
November 21, 2013 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars per mile.

So many blends, so many fuels, and a commodity price roller-coaster to navigate. Who’s …

Ethanol Here to Stay, MFA Marketing Head Says
October 22, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Randy Kirby (Sedalia News Journal)  Tom May, head of marketing for MFA’s fuel program, delivered a speech to the Sedalia Rotary Club on Monday at Best Western State Fair Motor Inn, 32nd and Limit, …

POLL: 8 in 10 Want E15 Renewable Fuel at Their Local Gas Station
September 20, 2013 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America)  After 1,002 consecutive days of paying more than $3 for a gallon of gas, Americans are demanding choices at the pump. Our new poll found that 82% of US adults support having E15, …

What’s Really Happening with the So-called ‘Blend Wall’? A Fuels America Briefing
July 25, 2013 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Dik (Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The public dialog surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard is robust- and filled with misinformation. On July 11, Rep. Lee Terry and Rep. Bruce Braley held the third of a …

North Dakota Group Educates FFV Owners, Promotes Use of Higher Blends
July 22, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thanks to a promotion by North Dakotans for Energy Independence, flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners in the state can receive coupons for discounts on higher ethanol blends and enter to …

Freedom of Choice: E20 Ethanol Blends Take the Value Crown from Gasoline, E10
June 20, 2013 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Freedom of choice, it turns out, drives better value for drivers.  The Digest goes in-depth to look at real-world data — and the power of free markets in fossil and …

Brandt: Order Higher Blends of Biodiesel, Ethanol for Use on the Farm
May 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (Post Bulletin)  It all started last fall when Dan Brandt called his fuel supplier to see if he could get a higher blend of biodiesel delivered in the spring.

His supplier told him …

Shell Starts E20 Pump Sales
May 6, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  After several years of consideration, Shell Co of Thailand eventually decided to jump into the gasohol E20 fray, as it foresees a steady rise in local demand.

Shell officially began selling …

Big Oil’s Big Smear?
March 4, 2013 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Brad Krohn (Biofuels Digest/United States EnviroFuels, LLC)   Big Oil’s best kept secret from the American consumer is Brazil’s fuel ethanol mandate, which started during the 1970s as a result of the OPEC oil …

Chisumbanje Ethanol Set for Mandatory Blending
January 11, 2013 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Brian Chitemba  (The Independent)   The Chisumbanje Ethanol Project is set to resume production on Monday after the adoption of recommendations of the inter-ministerial committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara.

…After a series of …

SEMA Joins Forces to Repeal E15 Ethanol Mandates
December 26, 2012 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(Specialty Equipment Market Association)  SEMA has joined with a number of other trade associations to sponsor “Smarter Fuel Future,” a website intended to raise awareness about the economic and environmental threats posed by the United …

PTT to Offer E20 Gasohol at 1,000 Stations Next Year
December 17, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Watchara Pussayanawin (The Nation)  PTT will expand to 1,000 the number of petrol stations pumping E20 gasohol, from 600 currently, after the removal of 91-octane petrol from the market next year.

Sarun Rungkasiri, senior executive vice …

Chevron Mulls Ethanol, Debuts TV Show
October 25, 2012 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Bankok Post)  Adrian Bendeck, the country manager and general manager, said the company has not decided whether to replace octane 91 with premium petrol or biofuel.

The government earlier announced a phase-out of regular petrol beginning …

Octane: What’s in Your Fuel?
July 25, 2012 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minimum octane rating decisions could greatly impact ethanol’s future market opportunities

At a time when ethanol’s high-octane rating is touted as its most valuable asset, a situation in South Dakota …

Illinois Bill Would Boost Ethanol Producers
March 27, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Illinois biofuel companies who have faced a market glut since the end of a federal tax credit led energy companies to rush pre-expiration production may have hope in the form of a newly proposed …

S.D. Retailers Respond Positively to Blender Pump Grant Program
March 26, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just two months after launching its latest blender pump grant program, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that the governor’s office of economic development (GOED) has already received applications …

Boosters of Butanol Say Change in Law Needed
March 9, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Leslie Brooks Suzakamo (TwinCities.com/Pioneer Press)  A Colorado green fuels company wants a Minnesota ethanol law that expires at the end of the year to be extended and changed so gasoline can be blended with …

New Ethanol Blender Pumps in Illinois
December 29, 2011 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …Growth Energy, Horizon Fuels, the American Lung Association and Marquis Energy partnered to help with the promotions and labeling for the three new Flex Fuel pumps at the Princeton Fast Stop.  “It …

Blender Pump Installed in Rochester
October 13, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (AgriNews.com)   …The Sinclair station at 205 Sixth St. S.W. in Rochester installed a blender pump earlier this year, becoming the first station in Rochester to offer different blends of ethanol. The …

Corn Marketing Council Grants to Help Pay to Install Flex Fuel Pumps
September 29, 2011 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Megan Banta (Evansville Courier & Press)  Hoosiers will soon see new flex fuel pumps at a handful of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations funded by a grant program launched Wednesday by the Indiana …

Fairgoing Public to Learn More about Ethanol
August 30, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The Independent)  The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board are partnering at the 142nd Nebraska State Fair to promote ethanol and flex fuel vehicles.

Vendor booths from each agency will be set up in the …

E20 Fuel Reduces Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbon Emissions in Automobiles, Has No Measurable Impact on Drivability or Maintenance
April 5, 2010 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

A new study by the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of E20 fuel, which blends 20 percent ethanol with gasoline, reduces the tail pipe emissions of …