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Greenbelt Resources Commissions First Waste-to-Ethanol System in Australia
March 20, 2017 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  Important Milestone Demonstrates International Commercial Scale and Viability  —   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system …

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process
March 7, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  US-based science and engineering centre Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts and enhance the process of anaerobic digestion (AD).

According to the organisation, …

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy
February 23, 2017 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers.

Two pyrolysis experts are guest editors of the issue: Robert …

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer
February 9, 2017 – 10:33 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles increased corn and spring wheat yields.  —  Distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota …

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017
January 17, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar …

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion
January 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017
January 3, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.

As the …

Croton Nuts: Africa’s New Biofuel that Literally Grows on Trees
December 30, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Kieron Monks (CNN)  Croton nut may be ideal fuel with high oil and protein concentration; Leading producers are expanding rapidly; Analysts say croton avoid ethical issues of other biofuels  —  The Croton megalocarpus tree is common throughout …

Construction of Quebec Biomethane Project Underway
December 29, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Infrastructure Canada & Government of Quebec/Biomass Magazine)  Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes on Dec. 19 to break ground for construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société …

Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower
December 28, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and …

Govt to Set up First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery in Punjab
December 23, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The foundation stone for India’s first second generation ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) at Bathinda in Punjab at a cost of Rs 600 crore will be laid …

Purti Group Co Develops Bio-CNG for Vehicles
November 17, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Economic Times’ Energy World)  Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Limited (MAIIL) of the city, an extension of Purti Group of Industries, has developed a process of producing bio-CNG that can be used as …

Hungarian Company to Build Biogas and Ethanol Plant in Nigeria
November 8, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, has entered into an agreement with Hungarian Agrar-Biothanol to produce fertiliser and ethanol in addition to electricity.

The facility will produce 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic …

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think
November 4, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, …

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview
October 24, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global commodity prices plunged — algae companies began a steady re-focusing on the higher prices available …

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable
September 29, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent for manufacturing jatropha-based bio-fuel and has already partnered with automotive original equipment manufacturers for testing …

Greenbelt Resources Announces SEC Filing to Conduct Public Offering
August 25, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  Company Plans to Build Model Waste-to-Energy Ecosystem  —  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it plans to raise $16M through a Regulation A+ …

The Princes of Pongamia: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva
August 4, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) TerViva was founded to “solve the imbalanced equation of a shrinking arable land base and a rising demand for food, fuel and fertilizer.

The technology is based on proprietary advancements in …

Biofuel Blunder? Renewable Fuel Mandate Is Having a Negative Effect on Home Run Totals
August 1, 2016 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  Biofuel mandate was supposed to fix everything, but no one has hit over 60 home runs in the past 15 years — I just finished reading an anti-ethanol Bloomberg editorial …

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow
August 1, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on how algae could be transformed into …

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery
July 26, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association …

ABC: Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas
July 25, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a companion to identical House legislation …

Carbon Cature and Utilization Act Would Support Algae Technologies
July 21, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and five of his Senate colleagues introduced today the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, a bill that will provide provide tax credit support for algae …

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official
July 20, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant that will use agro products to generate energy.

Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable …

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective
July 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every country. Ghana, as a country, has faced some instability in the supply of energy for …

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock
July 19, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The strategy includes:

(1) improving existing ethanol …

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery
July 5, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former ethanol plant at 1600 Rock Island Road. In partnership with Robert Lopez, a Tucumcari farmer, …

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?
June 21, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline.

Until now, though, it’s only been an idea. We’ve been able to make cellulosic ethanol …

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture
June 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen  —  Tom Rogers is an …

Are Ethanol Opponents Sniffing Glue? Something Is Making Them Dizzy!
June 10, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … In preparation for this hearing and EPA process, a group called American Council For Capital Formation (an oil industry lobby shill group) commissioned a report from Dr. Daniel De …

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa streams
May 26, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would increase accordingly. However, recent IIHR …

Efficient Utilization of Volatile Waste Nutrients
May 4, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Everett Eustance, Joshua T. Wray, Shahrzad Badvipour and Milton R Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University/Algae Industry Magazine)  Algaculture, or algae farming, like any form of agriculture, is highly …

Availability, Use, and Removal of Oil Palm Biomass in Indonesia
April 25, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Christopher Teh Boon Sung (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Reviews the environmental impacts of removing palm residues from plantations and estimates how much of this resource could potentially be used for advanced biofuels in Indonesia.
ICCT …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

Protein Packs A Punch in New Ethanol Coproducts
April 15, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen and Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies gain traction in the quest to produce high-protein feed products from ethanol coproducts. —  Novita Nutrition and Nutrinsic Corp. approach producing high-value feed products from …

Greenbelt Resources CEO Visits Cuba — Company Seeks Partners to Deploy Sustainable Energy Technology
March 24, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  As a result of recent changes to Commerce Department regulations by the Obama administration regarding trade with Cuba, the advanced modular technology available from Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of …

‘Digester’ Turns Supermarket Produce Waste into Liquid Fertilizer
March 9, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Tom Leyde (The Californian)  The invention of a digester that turns supermarket produce waste into liquid fertilizer is on the cusp of revolutionizing the farming industry.

It is the brainchild of Dan Morash, founder of …

EWG Blasts Ethanol for Making Iowa’s Waterways Toxic
January 22, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Working Group has released a new blog alleging corn produced for ethanol is responsible for increased amounts of toxic water pollution due to runoff of fertilizers …

Ecological Farming: A Different Form of Agtech –Exclusive Report
January 15, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  … “Ecological farming is ‘AgTech’ but of a different kind. It is a return to the original definition of ‘technology’, which comes from two Greek words: technis, which means art, skill, craft or the …

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel
December 23, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the Energy Security and Independence Act requirements, first determined the Life Cycle Carbon Intensity of mid-west …

Energy Crop Miscanthus in Trials to Restore Flood Plain Soils
December 8, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Bioenegy Insight)  The Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and the supply chain specialist Terravesta are running new trials to examine how the energy crop miscanthus survives in water-logged land and its effect on the soil …

Greenbelt Resources Announces: POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract
December 4, 2015 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources/Business Wire)  POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation(OTC: GRCO), an award winning provider …

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO
December 3, 2015 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there’s likely to …

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change
December 2, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate talks here this week that agriculture can provide impactful and measurable contributions to global efforts …

A Time to Take Stock: Advanced Biofuels as a Solution
November 25, 2015 – 1:35 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A time for taking stock and giving thanks; for appreciating the value of creating a truly sustainable renewable energy future.
A recent press release, Vapor Capture System Fabricated by Greenbelt Resources …

Heineken Brewery Celebrates Achieving Carbon-Neutral Milestone
November 2, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biodiesel process and biogas technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG and Brau Union Österreich, part of the international Heineken family, celebrated the opening of a new spent-grain fermentation plant at …

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification
October 26, 2015 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for biomass produced from branches pruned from live fences of Gliricidia trees. The …

Trust Iowa farmers, Not Big Oil
October 5, 2015 – 11:15 pm | No Comment

by T.J. Page (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Letter to the Editor– It’s disappointing, but not surprising to read a recent letter from a non-Iowan repeating discredited Environmental Working Group statistics to bash corn farmers and …

Horse Is Your Own Micro-Power Generator that Turns Waste into Biofuel and Fertilizer – Video
September 30, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(AutoEvolution) A report by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that about one-third of all food produced worldwide gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. We’re …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

Grant to Help Increase Biofuels Yield while Limiting Fertilizer Use
September 10, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University has earned a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand how biofuel crops acquire nitrogen, insights that could help maximize yields while minimizing fertilizer …

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop
September 10, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green chemicals – who’s doing what, where and how?  … If tobacco’s reputation has fallen into disrepute …

Fuelling Mackay’s Job Market into the Future
September 4, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  NOTHING creates jobs like the resource industry.  It’s a widely held view in the Mackay region but Carl Morton is throwing it up for debate.  The national operations manager for …

Algae Fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock
August 27, 2015 – 9:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve it?

You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae …

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership
August 25, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to develop new applications for Tyton’s dedicated, non-smoking tobacco crop and the resulting soil amendment, filtration, …

Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel
August 20, 2015 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(University of Adelaide)  The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have found.

Published in the journal Bioresource Technology, the researchers showed that up to 400 litres of …

Global Biofuel Markets to Double to $185 Billion by 2021: Focus on Phosphate Production, Particularly in South America
August 10, 2015 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

By Bob Beaty (Market One Media Group)  With global economic challenges appearing almost hourly, two growth areas are moving ahead apace; food production and the rapidly rising demand for biofuels. Investors should note that each …

Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day
July 31, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … Using dried distillers grain as a fertilizer source

The first stop on the tour was a plot where research is being done to use dried distillers grain (DDG) from …

How One Farm Is Growing Food and Biofuels While Helping to Save the Environment
July 29, 2015 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Padma Nagappan (TakePart)  … Now researchers at the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory think they have a solution that allows farmers to profit from growing both food and advanced biofuels while benefitting …

Scientists Study Ways to Integrate Biofuels and Food Crops on Farms
July 8, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Payal Marathe (Argonne National Laboratory)  We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don’t pollute our water and air. To help …

How the Increasing Amount of Biofuels Affect Land Management
May 30, 2015 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(ECN Magazine/Argonne National Laboratory)  The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil’s ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials …

Capturing the Full and Unrealized Value of Biofuels — Market Mechanisms are Needed
May 5, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  During the past decade, production of biofuels has gained momentum largely due to policies and mandates aimed at addressing energy security and climate change. … But if the right kinds of policies are …

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass
May 4, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably sourced, but also considered low-risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). The Roundtable on Sustainable …

New VERBIO Plant for the Production of Biomethane from 100 Percent Straw Commissioned as Scheduled
April 28, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(VERBIO)  New VERBIO plant for the production of biomethane from 100 percent straw commissioned as scheduled.  Jörg Vogelsänger, Minister in the government of the Federal State of Brandenburg, and Kerstin Lichtenvort, EU project coordinator, witness …

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project
April 24, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) … Anaerobic digester developer AgEnergy USA and Perdue Farms, a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury, Md., recently signed a letter of intent for a project that will use poultry waste …

Scientists Employ Algae as Biofuel, to Mop up Pollutants
April 24, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

By Chukwuma Muanya (The Guardian)  Scientists have expanded the frontiers in the use of micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae for biofuel and in bioremediation with the utilization of wastewater algae.

Scientists, in one of the …

Algae from Wastewater Solves Two Problems: Biofuel and Clean-Up
April 3, 2015 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/Rice University) In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, scientists found they could grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing …

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 6, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best …

RIT Prof’s Reputation in Waste Reaches Trump Organization
February 27, 2015 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by James Goodman (Democrat & Chronicle)  Jeffrey Lodge is finding a niche at Rochester Institute of Technology as a go-to guy for finding new uses for waste.
An associate professor of biological sciences, Lodge knows what …

Indiana University Biologists Partner Bacterium with Nitrogen Gas to Produce More, Cleaner Bioethanol
February 6, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Indiana University Bloomington)  Provisional patent filed for process using most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere

Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, …

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 …

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 …

14 for ’15: The Bioeconomy Agenda, 2015
December 1, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  14 perspectives on policy, technologies and geographies of compelling interest in the new year —  At ABLC Next this year in San Francisco — naturally, the focus is on “what’s …

Good Neighbors (Anaerobic Digesters)
November 21, 2014 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)  Lately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be trending in blueprints.

When ethanol plants …

To Use Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy
November 21, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers.

The Agroenergy Group from …

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month
November 21, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if a pilot-scale biorefinery wrapping up later this year in Fresno County proves successful in converting …

MBP Group Earns RSB Sustainability Certification
August 22, 2014 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities.

“MBP Group was built on a sustainable background, adding as much …

Addax Bioenergy Certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
May 14, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Sierra Express Media)  Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited has been fully and formally certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). This is said to quite an achievement and everyone involved has to be commended. RSB …

FORUM: A Brief Lesson On Ethanol And Food Prices
May 13, 2014 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Kelvin Alversion (Rapid City Journal) We are blessed as Americans to have the safest, most affordable and abundant food supply in the world. Consumers have thousands of choices when it comes to food any time …

Renewable Fuel Standard Benefits More than Farmers
May 12, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hausman (News-Gazette) …  The critics of renewable fuels fall into three groups — the oil industry, dyed-in-the wool environmentalists, and free market think tanks.Even the “unbiased” Associated Press (AP) has participated in ethanol …

UF/IFAS Researchers Target Eucalyptus as Source of Fuel for Biomass Production
May 7, 2014 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida)  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

Joe Sagues, director …

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña
November 22, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as …

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy
October 30, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting “biochar” to soil are impressive. If true, they could influence land management worldwide. Alleged benefits …

Commentary: Don’t Blame Ethanol for the Dead Zone
October 30, 2013 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  Every year, nitrogen used to fertilize corn fields in the Midwest leaches into the Mississippi River and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Experts say the fertilizer feeds a giant algae …

Cool Planet Announces Commercial Trials of Biochar
October 21, 2013 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the launch of its trademarked Cool Terra biochar for commercial agricultural trials. The company’s high-performance biochar soil amendments are designed for specific applications.

Rick Wilson, …

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

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Each year during World Food Prize week, the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Roundtable brings farmers from all over the world to visit Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.

Owner Bill Couser not …

Agricultural Alchemy: Manure + Brewery Waste Could Yield Biofuel
October 2, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by John Herrick (VTDigger.org)  Waste from dairy farms and beer breweries could provide the necessary ingredients to grow algae-based biofuels, leaders of a project designed to research this technology said on Tuesday.

Matt Cota, executive director …

McGregor Invests $2M to Rehab Facility
September 9, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Matthew Weaver (Capital Press) The McGregor Co. has invested more than $2 million in an abandoned biodiesel plant in Creston, Wash., turning it into a state-of-the-art distribution center for fertilizer.

Alex McGregor, president of the company, said …

UMS Researchers Produce Biofertiliser from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches
August 22, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Borneo Post)  The Microbiology Research Group at the University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Biotechnology Research Institute has developed a simple and easy way to produce biofertiliser from oil palm fibre empty fruit bunches (EFB) within 40 …

Ethanol Responsible for This Year’s Expected Record Dead Zone, Researcher Says
July 26, 2013 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Sonoran News)  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be the biggest ever. According to researchers, corn production in the Midwest is a large reason why.

As if …

The US Renewable Fuel Standard and Repeal, Reform: The Digest’s 5 Minute-Guide
July 24, 2013 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday in DC, the House Energy & Commerce committee convened a major hearing on the US Renewable Fuel Standard — primarily on the short-term impacts of the ethanol blend wall …

Getting to the Root of the Matter
July 16, 2013 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Donovan (Michigan Tech News)  Working to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan Technological University scientists have come up with a new model for how genes interact and …

Feds Launch Project to Convert Oilsands Emissions to Biofuels
May 13, 2013 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Heather Loney (Global News)  The federal government is teaming up with two Canadian companies in a pilot project that would use algae to convert greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands into biofuels.

The National Research …

Renewable Ammonia from Biomass: SynGest, BioNitrogen, Agrebon
May 8, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(NH3 Fuel Association)  Renewable ammonia producer SynGest is now featured on the Fueling Growth website, which aims to show “How clean fuel companies are fueling economic growth in California and beyond.” Fueling Growth is a project of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

SynGest uses a process to …

Algae Fertilizer in Development by Old Dominion University and NP
May 2, 2013 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk, Virginia, have applied for a patent on recent discoveries they’ve made related to the use …

Ductor a Winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 Award
April 12, 2013 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(XS4Green.com)  Ductor, the Finnish biotechnology company specializing in disruptive algae technology, announce today that Red Herring, a global media company, has named Ductor a winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 awards.

Ductor’s products and business …

Fertilizer Production at North Dakota Ethanol Plants Explored
April 8, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Prairie Business) Colorado company Agrebon Inc. and North Dakota partners are in discussions with North Dakota’s two largest ethanol plants in Casselton and Hankinson to build small-scale nitrogen fertilizer factories on their campuses.

…Each …

BioNitrogen Signs Second Supply Agreement with United Suppliers – Is Urea on the Move?
April 5, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  In Florida, BioNitrogen Corp. announced that it has signed a supply agreement with United Suppliers, Inc. for the offtake of urea fertilizer for its planned plants in Pointe Coupee Parish, …

BioNitrogen to Conduct Feasibility Study for Fertilizer Plant in Alberta, Canada
March 27, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(BioNitrogen)  BioNitrogen Corporation, a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Battle River Agri-Ventures Co-op in …

IHI Unveils Algae Biofuel Test Facility
November 9, 2012 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Daily Yomiuri Online)  IHI Corp. on Wednesday unveiled to reporters its facility to test the cultivation of algae for biofuel in Yokohama.  The company hopes to mass-produce the biofuel for use in jet fuel, with …

Climatic Conditions Make Abu Dhabi Ideal for Commercial Production of Biofuels from Algae
November 1, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(United Arab Emirates/AMEInfo.com)  Abu Dhabi’s abundant sunshine and climate make it a near-ideal location for growing algae for commercial production of biofuels. Such unique geographic and climatic conditions further enhance the opportunity for the Emirate …

Denmark Sets High Goals for Renewables
October 30, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Roger Moore (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Leifmark LLC)  …If you’re Denmark, and practically surrounded by the North Sea, global warming and the anticipated rise in the ocean level tend to focus the national mind. To thrive …

Slip Sliding Away: Grease Thieves Strike East Tennessee
October 16, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Satterfield (Knoxnews.com)  Every month in the Southeast, thieves rob Griffin Industries of $1.6 million.

So why does Mike McCombs struggle to get law enforcers to care? Because what law enforcement sees as greasy waste …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, to Launch Algal Fuels R&D Center
December 28, 2011 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, the University of Georgia has teamed with the University of Puerto Rico to develop a new R&D center that will focus on algae-based biofuels thanks to a $4 million grant …

SLAC Research Cracks Puzzle of Enzyme Critical to Food Supply
December 5, 2011 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) If we could make plant food from nitrogen the way nature does, we’d have a much greener method for manufacturing fertilizer – a process that requires such high temperatures and pressures …

Sweet Sorghum Boosts the Efficiency of Ethanol
August 23, 2011 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Benjamin Burroughs  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol has some distinct advantages as a fuel, and sweet sorghum promises even better input/output ratios

…In addition to having a higher ratio, the cost of production for sweet sorghum is …

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves
August 22, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In this week’s installment of the RFA’s series on efficiency, RFA Vice President Geoff Cooper takes on the critics who contend that both farming and ethanol production is simply too …

SynGest Taps Honeywell for Renewable Ammonia Project Design
June 7, 2011 – 8:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Honeywell has been selected to help SynGest design a proposed first-of-its-kind processing facility that will produce ammonia from biomass. The southwest-Iowa plant will process as much as 400 tons of …

Overfertilizing Corn Undermines Ethanol
February 28, 2011 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(ScienceBlog)  …A new paper in today’s online edition of the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology shows how farmers can save money on fertilizer while they improve their production of feedstock for ethanol and alleviate damage to …

SynGest’S Bioammonia Project Completes Award Contract with Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence
December 13, 2010 – 9:10 am | No Comment

(SynGest/BusinessWire)  Mini plant will make 150 TPD of nitrogen fertilizer from biomass

San Francisco, CA – (Business Wire) December 13, 2010 – SynGest Inc. announced that the Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence have …

Till, Baby, Till: Syngest CEO Offers “Cornucopia” Vision for Food, Feed, Fuel, Fertilizer from Corn
May 7, 2010 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“It allows us to produce a greater abundance of all three which are at the heart of the intersection of energy and agriculture.  We can put an end to the …

Biofuels 2.0: Sustainable Startups
March 2, 2010 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Jack Oswald, CEO of SynGest  (MIT/Stanford Venture Lab)  In this PowerPoint presentation, SynGest’s CEO took his experience as a “start-up guy” and applied it to a strategy for developing biofertilizers in concert with biofuels.  …