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Minnesota Rejects Request From Truckers to Delay Plan to Mandate B20 Biofuel Mix
August 3, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Transport Topics)  Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials have rejected a request by the state’s trucking association to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state …

The Fuels and Additives Market Adjusts Focus as Ethanol Repair Issues Become Less Prominent
May 2, 2017 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Brianna Liestman (Boating Industry)  … Issues related to tank compatibility with E10 have declined in the past years as many older systems and boats are being retired and replaced with new engines, which were built …

Let Ethanol Compete in a Free Market for Gas
December 20, 2016 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Erik Cafarella (Wall Street Journal) Regarding Jeff Broin and Delayne Johnson’s letters (Dec. 8): I find it difficult to take CEOs of companies whose existence is predicated on legally enforced mandates seriously. … Home Depot and …

Isobutanol: A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants
September 29, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jess Hewitt and Kapil S Lokare (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   … Now, there is also competition for production between renewable fuels. Ethanol plants can produce fuel ethanol but they can also be retrofitted or …

Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura for $2.69B
September 29, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Lanxess will acquire the US-based speciality chemical maker Chemtura, one of the major global providers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives, for $2.69B, a 18.9% premium to …

Better Boater: Are Fuel Additives Worth Your Time and Money?
August 16, 2016 – 12:59 am | No Comment

by Trevor Mason (Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine) … Boat engines are designed to function with fuel that has a maximum of 10 percent ethanol and are in fact prohibited from using fuel that has more than …

Renewable Gasoline, Solvents, and Fuel Additives from 2,3-Butanediol: New Research
August 15, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a US Navy research team at China Lake led by Ben Harvey reported that 2,3-Butanediol, which has received a significant amount of interest based on the ability to generate …

Gasoline Additives from Sugar
August 12, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  Fuel additives such as isooctane have so far been produced from mineral oil. Commissioned by the French-German company Global Bioenergies, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna will soon be producing biobased …

Higher Ethanol Mix Fuels Alarm among Gas Dealers
July 6, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay (Times of India)  … The Centre’s plans to blend 22.5% ethanol with petrol has caused alarm among petroleum dealers in the city, who fear numerous problems in the mix caused because of Kolkata’s high …

College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements
February 22, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Katherine Grandstrand (McClatchy/Vehicle Service Pros)  A South Carolina college professor has procured a patent for a product that changes the way biofuels react to the elements.
That product could make the fuels more popular in cold …

AGQM Develops No-Harm Test for Biodiesel Heating Oil Stabilizers
October 7, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Due to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM announced it will offer for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for …

Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process
May 13, 2015 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  “renewable oil”; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change
Global Bioenergies announces today having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar …

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup
November 19, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be …

UOP’s Ecofining Tech Linked to Massive Renewable Diesel Project in Ohio
August 5, 2014 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks?
That’s the vision for a new project origination …

LANXESS Introduces New Stabilizer Baynox Extra for Biodiesel
January 20, 2014 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

(LANXESS/NewsWire Today)  Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has added Baynox Extra, a highly concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel, to its range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of biodiesel, even when it contains polyunsaturated …

Cold Flow Treatment: FAME, HVO & Diesel Blends
October 30, 2013 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

By Werner A. Reimann and Bettina A. Siggelkow (Clariant OMS/Biodiesel Magazine)   … The major part of the biodiesel quota in Europe is still covered by first-generation fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel, but recent fiscal …

Briggs & Stratton Develops Additive to Offset Ethanol’s Effects on Small Engines
July 9, 2013 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)  …But since petroleum companies use a 10% blend of ethanol in gasoline to comply with the federal government’s Renewable Fuels Standard, Briggs has created its own fuel additive that it says …

Gasoline Quality Greatly Affects Fuel Systems; Not Ethanol Content
March 12, 2013 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  EPA’s decision to grant the use of E15 in 2001 and newer automobiles and light duty vehicles was based on multiple-year, multiple-aspect testing of more than 88 vehicles.  The …

Witnesses Bash E15 During One-Sided House Committee Hearing
February 27, 2013 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Feb. 26 hearing featured testimony of three E15 critics, including a representative of the Coordinating Research Council, which has authored research reports concluding E15 could damage engine valves …

A Look at DuPont Biofuel’s Work on Cellulosic Ethanol and Butanol
January 11, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report) …DuPont is currently engaged in two major projects to commercialize advanced biofuels.
The first is a 30 million gallon per year corn stover-fed facility in Nevada, Iowa. DuPont  has been working on …

Shell Helix Sets the Standard in Biofuels Compatibility
December 6, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(MoneyLife)  …For the first time, however, the oils also went through a new CEC L-105 Low-Temperature Pumpability test. This analysed theirperformance in the presence of a biofuel, reflecting the growing importance of these fuels in the …

New Biofuel Conversion Process Cuts Costly Separating Step
November 18, 2012 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-demand chemicals or energy-dense liquid transportation fuel.
Their new method eliminates the need …

Keep Biodiesel Stable, Flowing & Growing
November 7, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For B100 and biodiesel blends, two main fuel additive categories dominate the sector: stabilizers and cold flow improvers. Biodiesel can be produced from many fats, oils and greases, each possessing …

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)
June 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great …

US House Committee Debates Bill to Protect Makers, Sellers of E15
April 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Platts)   Groups on both sides of the issue of increasing the amount of ethanol in the country’s gasoline supply agreed Thursday on one point: refiners, blenders and retailers should not be held liable if higher …

White Paper Answers Questions About Ethanol
September 16, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new white paper released by Gold Eagle Co aims to answer questions about ethanol blended gasoline. Gold Eagle sells aftermarket fluids and additives such as STA-BIL Ethanol Performance Improver. “Petroleum Production, …

Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto
August 11, 2011 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)   The ongoing effort to alter gasoline to minimize its impact on the environment and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign crude oil has refocused attention on fuel quality issues. The increased use of ethanol, …

Groundbreaking Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Moves Toward Commercialization
December 11, 2009 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corp., headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., are poised to commercialize a novel and groundbreaking cellulosic biofuel technology developed at the EERC at the …