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Green Security®, a U.S. Organization, Has Certified Zphere Work’s Sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel Project in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
August 15, 2016 – 9:26 am | No Comment

(PR Web/Zphere Work)  Zphere Work’s “Monarca Project”, a new sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel project in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, has been certified by Green Security®, a forward thinking U.S. organization that is focused on …

Love of Fried Food Could Curb India’s Crude Oil Imports
August 9, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Saket Sundria, Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg)  India says cooking oil can make 2 million tons of biodiesel; Government is trying to curb crude imports as economy grows  —  The nation of 1.3 billion people can make at …

Biodiesel Production from Crude Jatropha Oil Using a Highly Active Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst by Optimizing Transesterification Reaction Parameters
July 8, 2016 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Reddy, M. Amaranadha and Ahmed, Abu Saleh and Islam, Md. Saiful and Hamdan, Sinin andMaleque, Md Abdul (Universiti Putra Malaysia)  Various heterogeneous catalysts are often used to produce biodiesel from non-edible crude oils. In this …

Algae Biofuel Technology Transferred to Zimbabwe
July 1, 2016 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The university is using photoreactors to …

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers
July 1, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Gabriel Ewepu (Vanguard)  Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural …

‘Zim Sitting on 130 Tonnes of Jatropha Seed‘
June 22, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Xolisani Ncube (NewsDay)  Zimbabwe has stockpiled over 130 tonnes of jatropha seeds for biodiesel production, but cannot commercialise the product due to lack of funding to blend the fuel for public consumption, Parliament was …

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes
June 17, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much more expensive to turn into fuel than traditional petroleum byproducts.   —  …   Airbus researchers …

Govt Moves to Revive Plan to Make Biodiesel
June 14, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Katmandu Post) The government has formed a committee to study the possibility of making biodiesel from jatropha seeds.  Jatropha oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant known locally as sajiban or kadam, is …

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir
May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight …

What Price Feedstock?
May 4, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for advanced feedstocks — based on reaching that 200 million ton scale.
Let’s look at the responses, …

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?
April 11, 2016 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable Diesel’s Boom”. Any doubts may …

RSB Certification of Jatropha Oil from Manabi/Ecuador as Sustainable Fuel for Combustion Engines on Galapagos Islands
March 21, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) In the small country of Ecuador, all environmental risks of the production and consumption of fossil fuels can be observed by damages through oil exploration in the amazon rainforest and tank …

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route
March 10, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP technology on up to 150 flights a day out of Los Angeles, the Digest has …

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?
March 7, 2016 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get really long. For example, try …

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria
February 29, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Oladunjoye A. Waleola (Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria; special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria is a company deeply involved in Jatropha curcas cultivation as well as biofuel production. We have …

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development
February 25, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for …

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies
February 22, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in what circumstances Biofuel crops contribute to either perpetuating or alleviating poverty and food in security …

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

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

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers
January 19, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output away from sugar and towards ethanol  —  India can soon expect a policy on flexible-fuel …

FOS Orders IFA to Pay Redress over Sipp Biofuel Investment
January 13, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Charles Walmsley (CityWire)  The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ordered a Rugby-based advice firm to compensate a client who invested a £13,700 pension pot in unregulated biofuel scheme Sustainable AgroEnergy.
Sustainable AgroEnergy invested in jatropha oil, …

UTM and Cambridge University to Research Jatropha Biofuels
December 14, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are embarking to research renewable energy and to develop biofuels for use in small machines like …

With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon
December 11, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will be run on diesel blended with biodiesel.
Hubballi railway station was …

RIL Tanks up on Biofuels to Cut Emissions
November 23, 2015 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

Kalpana Pathak (Business Standard)  In this last of a 5-part series, we look at Reliance Industries and the steps it is taking to reduce its carbon footprint  …   In its own business of fuel, …

Restauranteur Says Biodiesel Answer to Fuel Shortage
November 11, 2015 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Shreejana Shrestha (My Republica)  …  When most of the vehicles are in queue at fuel stations, BA 1 Cha 6355 is never seen at any of such lines. It instead plies snugly on the road …

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP
October 30, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

Hassan’s Bio-Fuel Model May Be a Game-Changer
October 23, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Dipankar Chakraborty (Bangalore Mirror)  This may reduce country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel to meet energy needs, say experts
With more than one lakh trained farmers and local stakeholders from across 2,039 of the total of …

EPA: Jatropha-Based Biofuels Could Qualify as Biomass-Based Diesel or Advanced Biodiesel under RFS
October 21, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Based on its analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuel made from jatropha oil, the US EPA anticipates that biofuels produced from jatropha oil …

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury
September 29, 2015 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the biodiesel wave separated investors from more than $1 million, or he’s a skilled con man …

CBDA to Source Jatropha Seeds for Bio-Diesel Plant
September 28, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(The Pioneer)  The Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) will be sourcing huge amount of Jathropha curcas seed (Ratanjot) for its bio-diesel manufacturing plant in Raipur.
Notably, the CBDA has produced more than 180,000 litres of semi-finished …

India Targets 20% Blending of Diesel to Biodiesel by 2017
September 21, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Zandile Mavuso (Engineering News)  The Indian government is planning to boost the use of biofuels in transport fuels after recognising the country’s major contribution to air pollution.  Owing to this, a proposal by the …

Zambian Entrepreneur on Running a Biodiesel and Soap Production Business
September 14, 2015 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

by Kate Douglas (How We Made It In Africa)  Soon after Mutoba Ngoma finished studying aeronautical engineering in the UK, he decided to return to his home country Zambia to start manufacturing biodiesel in his …

Gulf Bay Consulting Applauds Indian Government Decisions Regarding Biodiesel
August 21, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Gulf Bay Consulting/PR.com)  With the rapid growth of global biodiesel consumption, emerging market countries like India are paving the way for higher usage of sustainable fuels.
According to a recent report published by Economic Times, India …

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Have Miles to Go for Biofuels
August 18, 2015 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by V. Nilesh (Deccan Chronicle)  The government’s national policy on biofuels which aims to blend 20 per cent biofuels by 2017 seems a farfetched dream, at least in the case of biodiesel in Andhra Pradesh and …

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production
August 5, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing of HEFA Feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production” for the SOAP-Jet webinar series focused …

India Closer to Nod for 100% Biofuel
August 3, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Dipak K Dash  (Times of India)  Setting the stage for manufacturing of vehicle engines that can ply on 100% bio-diesel soon, the road transport ministry on Friday came out with draft notification for mass …

4 Minutes with… Oladunjoye A. Waleola, Managing Director, Avandith Renewable Energy Limited
July 10, 2015 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We are a biofuels technology company, who specialises in Jatropha curcas and the extraction of it’s oil as a sustainable fuel. We consult for farmers/clients and help them in cultivating …

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – Zim Losing Billions
June 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Tsoroti (Financial Gazette/All Africa)  Hamstrung by debilitating liquidity challenges, Zimbabwe is missing the chance to improve its revenue position by neglecting the development of biofuels, a renewable energy expert has noted.
Clement Shonhiwa, a renewable …

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels
June 17, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of an additional patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability …

Sustainable, Available, Reliable Affordable Bioeconomy Feedstocks: The Hottest Slides from ABFC 2015
June 11, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the advanced bioeconomy, the question for some time has been “how do you fund it?” or “how do you make it?”. But now, feedstock is becoming the key variable, …

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels
April 16, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor with B&C, regarding the application of the Toxic …

Transesterification of Jatropha and Karanja Oils by Using Waste Egg Shell Derived Calcium Based Mixed Metal Oxides
April 9, 2015 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Girdhar Joshi, Devendra S. Rawat, Bhawna Y. Lamba, Kamal K. Bisht, Pankaj Kumar, Nayan Kumar, Sanjay Kumar (Energy Conversion and Management)  Highlights:

Waste chicken eggshell derived CaO(cesp) based mixed metal oxides were prepared.
Transesterification of high …

Ethiopia: Ministry to Step Up Bio-Fuel Development Efforts
April 7, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Beyene  (AllAfrica/Ethiopian Herald)  The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced that the ongoing efforts in tapping the rich bio-fuel resources in Ethiopia would be stepped up with a view to ensuring domestic …

4 Minutes with…Michael Sweet, Managing Director, Brilliant Adventures Australia
February 6, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Jatropha agriculture in Fujian Province. Brilliant Australia came first in 2004 in Madagascar where plantations were set up on communal village lands to grow Jatropha.

I have now moved away from mainland …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels
December 31, 2014 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants dipped in hexane, old beer, raging fireballs, vibrating blobs, dope, and even the New Orleans …

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.
December 17, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based …

Three Convicted in £23m Biofuel Fraud
December 9, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Peter Walker (FT Advisor)  Three directors were convicted on Friday (5 December) as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into Sustainable Growth Group’s £23m fraud between April 2011 and February 2012.
Gary Lloyd West, …

Study Underway to Select Local Crops for Biofuel Production
November 20, 2014 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  A study is underway to select local crops for biofuel production, in an effort to expand Jamaica’s sources of energy supply.   Manager for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the Petroleum Corporation …

Animal Fat in Airplanes: Could Biofuels Help Airlines’ Bottom Lines?
November 14, 2014 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Benét J. Wilson (BusinessJournalism.org)  Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is why Airlines for America, the trade organization for the largest U.S. carriers, says its members …

Government to Promote Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Engines
November 6, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  Speaking during the Conference on Biofuel 2014 here today, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Godkari said that his Government would take all efforts to remove hurdles in the increased …

Indian Government Stings Company Cheating Investors with Jatropha
October 20, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(BiofuelsDigest) In India, the government regulator Sebi has found Sunshine Global Agro Limited (formerly known as Sunshine Forestry Private Ltd) cheated 40,000 investors who were told that by investing 1,000 rupees in a jatropha seedling, they would …

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High
October 14, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July, the plane became the first …

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement
September 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa on a commercial flight from …

Energy Policy to Be in Place by 2015
August 15, 2014 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Pauline Dikuelo  (MmegiOnline)   The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila has revealed that government is currently drafting an energy policy. The policy is expected to map out a successful way forward for …

Japanese Initiative Launched to Develop Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Sector by 2020
August 11, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) Japan has become the latest country to launch a government-backed initiative to investigate the potential of developing a domestic sustainable aviation biofuel industry. Over 30 companies and organisations from the aerospace, fuel, engineering, finance …

Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
August 8, 2014 – 11:55 am | One Comment

(University of Illinois  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/EurekAlert!)  If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria
August 7, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for …

All-in-One Energy System Offers Greener Power for Off-Grid Homes, Farms
August 1, 2014 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)  An innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.
Developed …

Ethiopia Continues Jatropha Biodiesel Production
July 22, 2014 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Zerihun Getachew (All Africa)  Ethiopia is producing biodiesel from jatropha plant with 56 million birr said Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry.   According to Public Relations Director with the ministry, Bizuneh Tolcha , the production …

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
July 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels industry. Demand for advanced biofuels …

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation
July 9, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos EBE S.A. de C.V., one of its portfolio companies, has secured more land on which …

Don’t Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise
June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised and under-delivered. Biofuels have been in public use in some form or the other for …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.
…To bring you up to …

Haiti’s First Biofuel Project Steps Up
June 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by (Biofuels International)  Illinois Sustainable Technology Centre (ISTC) along with non-for-profit business, Jatropha Pepinyè, has been working on achieving a consistent biofuel production method in Haiti.
Jatropha Pepinyè has developed this production method and thought of …

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production
May 13, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the import of fossil fuel.   Mozambique is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing ethanol …

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit
May 6, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at the 2nd International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit. The Summit that drew 500+ delegates took …

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape
April 3, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares …

Springboard Biodiesel Donates Processor to Nonprofit Organization
April 2, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming, a Torrance, Calif.-based nonprofit research organization. The BioPro 380 converts a wide variety of …

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean
March 11, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was …

Biocombustibles y Mercado
February 10, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness) The main problem in the biofuels industry is the lack of understanding about the market in general. The publications on biofuels being offered do not also tackle this problem, focusing too much on …

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production
January 15, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing of cheaper, lower quality feedstocks, is paramount. Biodiesel Magazine provides a cross-section of new technologies …

Obtained a Biofuel that Extends the Life of Vehicles
January 2, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Iberio-American Agency for the Diffusion of Science and Technology)  Entrepreneurs get a biodiesel with higher qualities traditionally  …
However, the Mexican firm entrepreneurs Der Tek, managed to get biofuel superior to traditional biodiesel qualities. According to Jonathan …

Start-Up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel
December 26, 2013 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Todd Woody (New York Times)  … Hailed about six years ago as the next big thing in biofuels, jatropha attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, only to fall from favor as the recession …

JOil Demonstrates Strong Trend of Improving Yields from Large Scale India Field Trials
December 18, 2013 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(JOil) JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of Jatropha, has achieved an average seed yield of 3.53 metric tonnes per hectare in the third year of its large scale …

AFAI Initiates 3-Phase Trial Production Run of Jatropha Biodiesel
December 16, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Alternative Fuels Americas Inc. announced it is beginning a three-phase trial production run of jatropha-based biodiesel to verify its processes and procedures. The jatropha oil feedstock for biodiesel production in …

Alternative Fuels Americas Initiates Jatropha Based Biofuel Production Trials
December 11, 2013 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

(Sacrament Bee)/PR NewsWire)    Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (OTCQB: AFAI) announced today that it has initiated trial production runs of Jatropha based biodiesel to verify the Company’s processes and procedures. The trial production runs will …

Alternative Fuels Americas’ Planned $20+ Million Annual Biofuel Operation Advanced by 150 Supply Contracts
December 5, 2013 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (OTCQB: AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, confirmed the extension of 150 agreements with private landowners in Costa Rica, providing immediate access to sufficient raw material for up to …

Alternative Fuels Americas Successfully Recruits United Biofuels of America for “Project Jetropha”
October 29, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(Alternative Fuels Americas/BusinessWire)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that United Biofuels of America (UBA) has joined AFAI’s Project Jetropha.
“UBA has been recognized by Shell Oil as a top biofuels …

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape
October 23, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide.
In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised …

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour
October 22, 2013 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour to exhibit the community-based biofuel production model that is developing on Hawaii Island—a model that …

Jatropha Project in Guatemala Gets Additional Funding
October 17, 2013 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  SG Biofuels (SGB), an energy crop company has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the debt financing of its 25,000 acre jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project …

Alternative Fuels Americas To Launch Project Jetropha, Completes DTC Eligibility
October 17, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(The Wall Street Journal/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that it is launching Project Jetropha, a campaign to encourage and promote the use of Jatropha based biofuels …

Highlights from 2013 ABLC-Next; Hot Slides, Hot Perspectives, Parts I, II, III, IV and V
October 15, 2013 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As ABLC-Next concludes, here is the first installment in a review of the hottest slides, stories, intrigue and perspective from the Big Conversation amongst the bioeconomy’s elite.
… (see these slides and …

Solazyme, LanzaTech, KiOR, Sapphire Energy and Gevo Take Top Slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2013-14
October 11, 2013 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “This year, the voters went global in picking four companies out of the top 10 founded outside the United States,” said Biofuels Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “Feedstocks and …

Energy Crops Could Cover Energy Demand in Surplus Agricultural Lands
September 27, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(BioenergyCrops.com)  A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with energy crops in surplus agricultural lands, then not competing with food production. The study, from the Department …

Energy as Easy as Waffles
September 26, 2013 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on careful development of agricultural markets and gaining grower adoption. But anyone who has been through …

Trains to Be Trialed on Jatropha Biodiesel
September 19, 2013 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel made via jatropha has been cleared for field trials on trains in India.
The Research Design Standard Organisation, a division of Indian Railways, has passed the fuel developed by the Central Salt Marine …

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap
September 19, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable aviation biofuels.
On Friday, the first workshop under the Southeast Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative (SEASAFI) …

Project on Bioenergy in Africa Successfully Completed
September 19, 2013 – 9:45 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The ERA-ARD project “Bioenergy in Africa: Opportunities and Risks of Jatropha and Related Crops” was officially closed at the end of March 2013. Within this project the coordinator published 5 Policy Briefs with …

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You
September 4, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to show in castor beans. Castor oil is a good source for a variety of applications, …

Agreement Set to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana
August 29, 2013 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with Quinvita, a developer of …

SGB Germination, Direct Seeding Drive Improved Jatropha Economics
August 28, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Energy crop company SGB Inc. (SG Biofuels) announced it has achieved consistent germination rates of more than 95 percent with its top-performing JMax jatropha hybrids in a range of high-stress growing conditions. …

Canadian Scientists Unravel Camelina Biofuel Genome
August 28, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(UPI)  Saskatchewan scientists have sequenced the camelina sativa genome.
Saskatchewan scientists say they have sequenced the camelina sativa genome, an important step in the development of sustainable biofuels.
The genome sequencing discovery was announced by scientists from …

UK to Request Extradition of Biofuel Company’s Chairman
August 28, 2013 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Simon Lewis  (Cambodia Daily)   The U.K.’s fraud office plans to request the extradition of a British national currently detained in Cambodia, after it brought charges against four people for their part in a $36 …

The Hurtlin’, Tumblin’, Twistin’ of the Big Energy Rollercoaster
August 23, 2013 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But is the real RINsanity the focus on RINsanity itself?
We might be more focused on the insanely huge amounts of energy demand that are coming, and what the heck we …

Puna Farm to Supply Jatropha Feedstock to Big Island Biodiesel
August 22, 2013 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil (HIPPO) farm founded in 2008 by father and son partners Christian and James Twigg-Smith. HIPPO has planted a total of …

Bio Diesel Fuel Project Gains Momentum
August 15, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Keikantse Lesemela (The Monitor)  In support of the bio diesel fuel project in Botswana, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated equipment worth an estimated P2 million.
The research project was carried out in April 2011 …

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source
August 14, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Esther Ng (Platts)  Thailand is planning to revise upwards its biodiesel production target to 7.3 million liters/d by 2021, compared with an earlier target of 5.9 million liters/d, under its Alternative Energy Development Plan …

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?
August 8, 2013 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops to scale — and who are the potential big winners?
… Just when you start feeling great …

Greengold Ray Energies Responds To Increased World Jatropha Oil Demands: To Become One Of The Global Jatropha Feedstock Growers And Producers
August 7, 2013 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Virtual Strategy Magazine)  GreenGold Ray Energies, Inc. {GREENGOLD} is “Fueling the Future” on the brighter side of GREENGOLD the Company is looking forward to a solid and increased profitability by becoming one of the major …

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor
July 24, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean …

Routes to the Summit: 3 Keys to First Commercial Advanced Biofuels, and Beyond
July 23, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It’s become an cliché of late that “financing is tough” and that “the US is slowing” while “China is speeding up” on advanced biofuels. It’s also become a cliché that …

Drought Resistant Biofuel Plant Tested for Potential Large Scale Production
July 17, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by ANI (Yahoo! News)  …”It is thought that Jatropha’s future lies in further improvement of Jatropha for large-scale production on marginal, non-food croplands through breeding and/or biotechnology,” John E. Carlson, professor of molecular genetics at Penn …

South Korea to Build Biofuel Plant in Aceh
July 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(The Jakarta Post)  PT Goca Enc, a subsidiary of a South Korean company, plans to build a biofuel processing plant and a biofuel-fired power plant in Pidie Jaya regency, Aceh.
Goca Enc president director Jang Eun …

Flight Plan: 14 Practical Steps towards Commercial Aviation Biofuels Now
July 5, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For every 5% in global shift to aviation biofuels — create 72,000 jobs and avoid 3 million tons of carbon emissions.   How to get from available field to affordable fuel …

Commercial Aviation Biofuels: Translating Green Ambitions into Green Miles
July 5, 2013 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How to get from available field to affordable fuel in 14 steps. The MASBI report is out, and that’s good.

Last week, the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative, led by United …

Biofuel Project in Kenya Ignites Land, Environmental Disputes
June 25, 2013 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Robyn Dixon (Los Angeles Times)  Foreign firms seeking land in Africa for biofuel crops run into opposition from communities and environmental activists despite promising jobs and development.
With its leaf-thatched mud huts, bad roads, chronic …

Alternative Fuels Americas Successfully Concludes Biodiesel Research Trials, Moves Towards Production
May 28, 2013 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(Alternative Fuels Americas/PR NewsWire)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI) announced today (May 22, 2013) that it has successfully completed research trials targeting Jatropha trees as a feedstock source for profitably produced, sustainable biodiesel, and is …

Community Level Production and Utilization of Jatropha Feedstock in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
May 14, 2013 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Enos Shumba, et al (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)  The bio-fuel debate has largely focused on large feedstock plantations that produce products for the export market. It has not acknowledged and seriously considered the …

Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, part I of II
April 29, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Though there are exceptions among the archipelagoes with access to offshore oil assets — Indonesia comes to mind— but these are, in the main, exceptions to what might be described …

Academic Study on Jatropha in Cooperation with the Leuphana University, Lueneburg
April 12, 2013 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(INOCAS)  The production of plant oils based on oil-bearing trees such as Jatropha could provide an alternative pathway to a more sustainable plant oil production in the future. Planting oil-bearing trees can mitigate the effects of …

SG Biofuels Sees Deal in Southeast Asia or Africa in Six Months
April 5, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by  Louise Downing (Bloomberg)  SG Biofuels Inc., the green fuel biotech company working with Airbus SAS, is seeking a partner in Southeast Asia or Africa and expects to complete a cooperation deal within 180 days to expand its …

Uganda to Get Quality Biodiesel
April 5, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Eriosi Nantaba (AllAfrica.com)  A private Firm African Power Initiative Limited (API) recently announced its plans and commitment to start mass production of bio diesel in Uganda with a capacity of more than 4000 litres. …

Biodiesel Growth Opportunities
March 23, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A sit-down with Dave Elsenbast, vice president of supply chain management for Renewable Energy Group Inc.  For more than 25 years, Dave Elsenbast has been a leader in agricultural business …

SGB Confirms Genetic Diversity of Jatropha Is Comparable to Corn
March 20, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  …Through the use of new genetic technologies, SGB’s scientists have revealed that the company’s germplasm collection can be divided into a number of distinct heterotic clades, or genetically related groupings of plants. In …

MOU Signed to Develop Jatropha Plantations in West Africa
March 13, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha developer JOil Pte. Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with West Africa alternative energy grower and jatropha processor Agritech Faso SA. JOil and Agritech will explore the development …

Brazilian Sustainable Jet Biofuel Plans Boosted by Promise of a New Generation of Jatropha Hybrid Crops
February 28, 2013 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Once touted as a wonder-crop that would become a staple feedstock for jet biofuels, jatropha suffered a fall from grace as yields failed to live up to overblown claims. However, California-based alternative energy crop …

Global Greenhouse Gas Implications of Land Conversion to Biofuel Crop Cultivation in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands – Lessons Learned from Jatropha
January 29, 2013 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by W.M.J. Achten, A. Trabucco, W.H. Maes, L.V. Verchot, R. Aerts, E. Mathijs, P. Vantomme, V.P. Singh, B. Muys  (ScienceDirect.com/Journal of Arid Environments)  Biofuels are considered as a climate-friendly energy alternative. However, their environmental sustainability is …

Jatropha Loves to Fly and It Shows
January 29, 2013 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It is becoming increasingly evident that, in the near-term, acute demand for aviation biofuel is going, one way or another, to result in heavy demand for jatropha and jatropha oil-based …

Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset
January 14, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Daniel C Marotta and Jennifer Coute-Marotta  (Truthout)  All names are fictitious as sources requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation. Anonymity and people’s  requests that no pictures be taken were prerequisites for attaining interviews. …

No End in Sight to Rwanda’s Wait for Biodiesel Plant
January 11, 2013 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

By Kabona Esiara (The East African)   A biodiesel project that was seen as one of Rwanda’s solutions to its high energy bill has run into trouble.
The government launched the pilot biodiesel and bioethanol production plant …

Characterisation of Jatropha curcas Seeds and Oil from Mali
December 27, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Josef Rathbauer, Andrea Sonnleitner, Roland Pirot, Rudolf Zeller, Dina Bacovsky    (Science Direct)  This publication deals with the characterisation of Jatropha curcas seeds and the oil obtained hereof. The analyzed seeds have been harvested from hedges and …

Govt Urged to Empower Small Farmers in Biofuel Production
December 27, 2012 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Kitabu  (IPP Media)  The government of Tanzania has been urged to localise biofuel commercial production by empowering small farmers in terms of training, loans and marketing.
The call was made by Tanzanian researchers and …

Biodiesel Business Academy Starts Campus Biodiesel Initiative Launching Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit
December 26, 2012 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Business Academy/EnvironmentalExpert.com/Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP)) …The students now have the opportunity to make biodiesel from the nonfood oil . The Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit developed by BBA scientists and education professionals. The kit is an …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.
We’re …

Cuba Expands Biofuel Production
December 21, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(NewsTrackIndia)  Cuba has opened its second biodiesel plant and plans to build three more to produce green fuel from inedible plants, the state-run TV reported.
The new plant is now having trial run in the town …

Biodiesel Business Academy Releases 2013 Calendar of Events
December 19, 2012 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  India-based Biodiesel Business Academy presents its calendar of events and training programs scheduled in 2013 on nonfood oil-based biofuels. The training portfolio was developed specifically to focus on the needs …

Saudi Firm to Invest $650m on Sugar, Ethanol in Sudan
December 18, 2012 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Saudi Gazette)  Sinnar state signed a partnership with the Saudi Tala Company to produce sugar, ethanol and bio-fuel in Sinnar state from the Jatropha tree to be cultivated in an area estimated at 165,000 acres …

FRIM Ready to Produce Biodiesel
December 14, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(The Star Online)  SETIU: The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has been successful in growing 6,000 ‘Jarak Pagar’ (Jatropa Curcas) trees, and now, it is ready to plant these trees on a large scale.
The …

Kenyan Biofuel Dream Proves Elusive for Alberta Firm
December 3, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Sara Mojtehedzadeh  (Edmonton Journal)  Bedford Biofuels’ plantation is stalled, and along with it the company’s promise to provide jobs and cash for community development
…Though this is an arid and unforgiving area, the land surrounding Garsen …

SGB’s Jatropha Vision: Jet Fuel Grown from Seeds
December 3, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Alsever (CNN Money)  …  While most of its rivals raced to commercialize the fuel, San Diego-based SG Biofuels took a different path: It hired plant geneticists. They hunkered down in the laboratory to come up …

Global Clean Energy Holdings Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification
November 26, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation/Global Clean Energy Holdings)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased …

False Hope: The Harmful Promotion of Agrofuels in Asia and Canada
November 17, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Jack Litster  (CCCI-CCIC)  When the price of agrofuel production finally became economically competitive with the high price of oil around 2005, a debate soon opened up about whether transport fuel produced from crops (such …

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel
November 12, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85).  It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too …

Transportation Uses Only 20% Biodiesel: Sabines
November 8, 2012 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(La Prensa)  Given the questions that has challenged the production of biodiesel in Chiapas, and the use of this fuel in transportation Tapachulteco (Tapachula) and Conejobús (Tuxtla Gutierrez), the governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, …

Venter: Biofuels ‘Dead’ without U.S. Aid
November 1, 2012 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Bradley J. Fikes  (North County Times)  Famed genomics researcher J. Craig Venter, who is working to develop biofuels from photosynthetic algae, acknowledged this week that alternate fuels are “dead” unless the federal government mandates …

SG Biofuels Expands Jatropha Platform; Confirms $99 Per Barrel Crude Jatropha Oil
October 31, 2012 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jatropha 2.0 crude oil costs drops below Brent crude petroleum price
In California, SG Biofuels announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets that it has expanded its global network of hybrid trial and …

Will Global Biofuel Investments Continue?
October 29, 2012 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Historically, 2009 was a hard year for biofuels. Biofuel spending was down to $5.6 billion from $15.4 billion in 2008. Investments in the industry focused on cellulosic technologies and sugarcane. This …

Lufthansa Suspends Biofuel Test Flights
October 16, 2012 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Deutsche Welle)  Lufthansa has stopped testing biofuel in its aircraft because it has exhausted its stocks of biosynthetic kerosene and no other reliable supplies are available. The final test flight was a long-haul service to …

Algae Are a Growing Part of San Diego’s Appeal
October 15, 2012 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Karen E. Kline (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  …The 150-employee company (Sapphire Energy), backed by more than $350 million in public and private funds, is a leader in a rapidly growing cluster of 40 biofuels ventures around …

Global Clean Energy, Inc. Continues Its Algae Development Projects
October 4, 2012 – 10:05 pm | No Comment

(Energy Digital/MarketWire)  Global Clean Energy, Inc., continues to develop its plan to provide the most efficient feedstocks for biomass fuel production. The company has begun to provide for production of Jatropha and switch grass in rural …

Researchers Win Grant to Assess Impact of Bioenergy Projects
September 13, 2012 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A team of researchers will spend the next five years assessing the social, economic and ecological impacts of bioenergy projects happening in Michigan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Led by …

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 …

2012 United Biofuels of America Sustainable Energy Conference November 7-10 Costa Rica
August 28, 2012 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
2012 United Biofuels of America Sustainable Energy Conference   November 7-10  Costa Rica

Planned Topics Addressed
Jatropha Market Potential

Opportunities for achieving commercial success of jatropha production
Production costs and environmental impacts
Oil characteristics
Latest status of research and development

Plantation & Cultivation (Jatropha and other feedstocks)

Improving plantation methods and productivity yields
New systems of …

Breakthrough Process for Making Renewable Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline at Costs Competitive to Fossil Fuels Is Ready to Begin Commercial Scale-up Phase
August 26, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/AlphaJet)  …Having successfully demonstrated its cost-effective catalytic process for making jet fuel, diesel and high-octane gasoline from renewable plant oils or animal fats, AliphaJet is beginning its commercial scale-up program.
…The company has launched a …

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel
August 21, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue.  What alternatives are scientists, entrepreneurs developing to take us beyond the old debate?
…1. Feedstock diversification.  In biofuels, it …

JOil Sees Transformation of the Economics of Jatropha with Biomass Fuel Cake and Animal Feed Meal Production
August 13, 2012 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(JOil) JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of Jatropha, sees the potential to double the product revenue per hectare from Jatropha plantations with biomass fuel cakes and animal feed meal. This …

Biofuel Expansion in Central America and the Myth of Vacant Land
July 25, 2012 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(World Watch Institute/Environmental News Network)  …In response to global criticisms that biofuels drive deforestation and threaten food security, Central American governments and interest groups specify that biofuel expansion will occur on “tierras ociosas”�—or vacant, unproductive …

IN FOCUS: Lufthansa Details Biofuel Strategy
July 25, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Michael Gubisch (FlightGlobal/Flight International)  …Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa deployed a newly delivered Airbus A321 (registration D-AIDG) on the route between Hamburg and Frankfurt, with one of the two International Aero …

Cuba Begins Production of Biodiesel Plant “Physic Nut”
July 18, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Expansion.com) The first biodiesel plant that uses Cuban bush inedible oilseed “Jatropha curcas”, popularly known in the island as “physic nut” began to produce today, according to local media reported.
The facility, located in the eastern …