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Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel
May 3, 2017 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop …

Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel Keeps Getting It Done
May 1, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There just isn’t an organization out there like Pacific Biodiesel. Labors on, fighting the good fight, hitting every sustainability grace note, and always surprising the industry with one more innovative …

Biodiesel Sunflower Power Hits a Speed Bump
April 24, 2017 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Brian Perry (Maui News)  Photogenic crop attracts more attention than area can safely handle  —  “No Trespassing” signs have been posted around Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ experimental crop of sunflowers on 14 acres near the …

Potential Biofuel Feedstocks and Production in Zambia
April 19, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Paul C. Samboko, Mitelo Subakanya, Cliff Dlamini  (United Nations University-WIDER)  The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned …

Bio-Diesel Pumping out Safe Energy
April 7, 2017 – 10:26 am | No Comment

(Sunday World)  From the remotest part of South Africa, in the town of Kuruman, Northern Cape, Kealeboga Hoti and her business team are producing environment friendly carbon-free biofuel.  —  Hoti, a biochemist, is the co-founder …

Dizzy Display of Sunflower Power
April 6, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Maui News)  Early sunflowers bloom in Pacific Biodiesel’s 115-acre demonstration project between Waikapu and Maalaea as viewed from the side of Kuihelani Highway on Tuesday morning. The biofuel crop is expected to yield more than …

Oh, the Irony! ‘Eco-Friendly’ Biodiesel Found Environmentally Destructive
March 23, 2017 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Sputnik News)  Whereas biofuel is often touted as the “greenest” solution to the Earth’s climate woes, such as global warming, many experts find it at least as damaging to the environment as ordinary fuel. Another …

Sunflowers Could Become Maui’s New Biofuel
February 24, 2017 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Brain Perry (Maui Times)  Biofuel crops, including sunflowers, will be grown on 115 acres in Maui’s central valley as part of a demonstration project this month, according to an announcement from Pacific Biodiesel.

The announcement …

Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future
January 25, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, who are investigating potential dual …

New Sunflower and Sorghum Crop Growth Models in ClearAg Platform
October 24, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

(Iteris)  Predictive Agriculture Analytics and APIs from Iteris Now Cover Sorghum and Sunflower Crops —  Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced the addition of growth …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

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 …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.

Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

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 …

Biofuels Production Plan already in Action
October 19, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Boyd Webb (IOL News)  Once home to millions of displaced black South Africans, former homelands are expected to become the heart of the country’s biofuels production.

Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs Lulama Xingwana said …

Commentary on the Recent Development of Price Indices for Oilseeds and Meals
August 11, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)  In July, the FAO price indices for oilseeds and meals rose by 3–4 percent compared to the previous month, gaining, respectively, 4 and 7 points. By contrast, …

Pacific Biodiesel Looks to Help Big Island Achieve 100% Renewable Energy
August 5, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Maui’s Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is looking to help move the Big Island to 100 percent renewable energy through the use of its renewable fuel, the company’s vice president confirmed to …

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 …

Vt. Farmer Helps Others Produce Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Carter  (Daily Yonder)  After learning to make biofuel to use on his own farm, John Williamson has expanded his business to help others create their own energy. For Williamson, there’s a diversified income …

Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant
July 20, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like they are more suitable for a Van Gogh painting than part of the Raleigh landscape. …

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 …

LANXESS Introduces New Baynox Stabilizers for Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(LANXESS)  Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its existing range of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products – Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo – will be introduced to the …

Vermont Sunflowers to Help Provide Power
September 18, 2014 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Green Mountain Power)  GMP collaborates on Innovative Farm-to-Energy Biodiesel Test

Beautiful fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed.  The …

Taurus Offers a Cost Effective and Environmentally Friendly Production of Ethanol
September 16, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(Taurus Energy)  Cost effective and environmentally friendly production of ethanol – the future of fuel.​

Taurus Energy AB commercializes extensive development on ethanol production. The research is conducted and has been conducted by world-leading researchers and …

Bitter Disappointment on the Biodiesel Market
June 30, 2014 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(GreanEA Team)  Contrary to the high expectations of European biodiesel producers, the demand and prices of biodiesel in Europe fell down significantly. The situation does not seem to improve even with the summer season approaching, which …

NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET
March 6, 2014 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food   April 8, 2014  1:00 PM ET

Chris Callahan, Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Vermont  
Douglas Schaufler, Research Associate, Ag Bio Engineering, Penn State
Wondering how oilseed crops like sunflower, soybeans and canola are used on-farm for liquid fuel replacement and feed production? This …

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 …

How Farmers Get from Sunflowers in the Field to Fuel in the Tank (Video)
October 21, 2013 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Carter  (The Examiner)  …State Line Biofuels operates a 120,000 gallon/year (300 gallon per batch capacity) biodiesel production facility, providing biofuel and livestock meal for on-farm use. The production capacity of State Line Biofuels can additionally serve …

World Cooking Oil Production Seen Exceeding Demand by Oil World
June 27, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Rudy Ruitenberg (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Production of vegetable oils and fats will probably exceed demand in 2013-14 on rising output of sunflower-seed oil and soybean oil combined with “sluggish” biodiesel demand, Oil World forecast.

…Unchanged biodiesel mandates …

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Launches YouTube Video Series
April 24, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A series of short videos covering five years of Vermont Bioenergy Initiative projects and the farms and people involved are now up and available to watch on YouTube.

The initiative is a project …

Soybeans Could Be Next Chapter of Biofuels Boom
February 12, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Tom Doran  (AgNews) …Under the current Renewable Fuels Standards, continued growth in corn-based ethanol use is uncertain do to several factors, including the 10 percent blend wall, slow implementation of higher blend, declining total …

Study Finds Biodiesel from Algae, Yeast and Bacteria Can Displace both Petroleum Diesel and Soybean Biodiesel
November 30, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester) derived from oleaginous microbes—microalgae, yeast, and bacteria—can effectively displace both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils, according to the findings of a new study by …

Could Sunflowers Turn Chicago Vacant Lots into a Source for Biofuels?
November 27, 2012 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Drew Kann (Medill Reports/NWI Times)  …Chicago Biofuels, a local company that specializes in collecting used cooking oils from city restaurants for conversion into biodiesel, planted sunflowers on the lot this summer and harvested them.

Sunflower …

Getting Into the Business of Biofuel
October 2, 2012 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Fox  (Water Environment Federation/WEF Highlights) Most wastewater treatment plants do not support acres of sunflowers, rapeseed, or sorghum. However, a grant-funded pilot program at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Raleigh, N.C.) could …

Raleigh Lands Grant for Biodiesel Production at Wastewater Plant
August 8, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(City of Raleigh, NC/Biodiesel Magazine)  The city of Raleigh has received a $100,000 grant from the Biofuels Center of North Carolina to purchase processing equipment and begin biofuel production at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment …

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston
July 23, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus Thursday morning. A $200,000 two-year grant …

Intensive 3-crop Rotation May Boost Biofuel Economics
April 16, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Vicky Boyd (The Grower)  Growing a biofuels crop on old citrus ground or rotating it with vegetables just doesn’t pencil out, even with today’s high fuel prices.

But add in a legume cover crop and …

IPEA Recommends Diversifying Production to Build the Biodiesel Program
March 7, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Pernambuco.com)  The Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) points as a solution to consolidate the biodiesel program in the country diversification of agricultural production, reducing dependence on tax incentives and lower costs of the final …

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show
January 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are counted, according to leaked EU …

Sunflower Power And The Next Generation of Ulster Engineers
December 13, 2011 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(University of Ulster)  University of Ulster engineers and pupils at a Portadown primary school have teamed up in a search for greener, more sustainable new fuels that could prove vital to our future energy requirements.

Scientists from …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.

…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

EBRD Grants EUR 30 Million Loan to Romanian Oilseed Processing Company
September 6, 2011 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(Business Review)  EBRD is granting a EUR 30 million syndicated financing package to Expur S.A., a local oilseed processing company. Expur crushes rapeseed and sunflower seed, produces crude rapeseed oil, refined edible sunflower oil, as …

North Dakota State University Researchers Develop Revolutionary Biobased Technology From Crop Materials Produced in North Dakota
August 22, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Several crops produced in North Dakota could play a significant role in biobased resins and coatings recently developed by researchers at North Dakota State University. Scientists at NDSU have developed biobased …

Faces of Energy: Andrew Butcher and GTECH
August 4, 2011 – 7:48 am | No Comment

by Lindsay Derba (PopCityMedia)  Andrew Butcher, 30, co-founded GTECH, one of Pittsburgh’s premier green economy initiatives, along with his partner, Chris Koch. The nonprofit aims to help Pittsburgh grow by transforming vacant land, connecting people to …

Energy Independence: On-Farm Biodiesel Production
July 28, 2011 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on his farm near Alburgh, Vermont.

…Rainville first got interested in oilseed production when University of Vermont Extension approached him about growing  canola …

Messiah College Uses Flower Power to Save Money, Environment
July 28, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(ABC27.com)  Messiah College has been around for over 100 years, but they’re trying something for the first time this year. The school is a couple of months into what they are calling, “The Sunflower Power …

Soy Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report – New Market Report Published
July 19, 2011 – 7:05 am | No Comment

(PR-Inside.com)  The global soy chemicals market is forecast to reach over $13 billion by the year 2017, spurred by the anticipated high demand from bio-diesels market and growing adoption of alternative renewable sources of energy. …

First Large-Scale Oahu Biofuel Crops Planted
June 24, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Daryl Huff (KITV 4)  Military, Local Company Testing Plants To Replace Petroleum

… Pacific Bioldiesel, which has succeeding in recycling used cooking oil into vehicle fuel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, is managing the …

Everett Boatbuilder’s African Ferry Almost Ready for Service
May 19, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Kurt Batdorf  (Snohomish County Business Journal)  Thain Boatworks’ effort to bring reliable ferry service back to east Africa’s Lake Victoria is about to bear fruit, albeit two years late.

Rob Smith, chief executive and president …

Commissioners OK EcoComplex Biodiesel Project
May 4, 2011 – 7:21 am | No Comment

by Sharon McBrayer  (Hickory Daily Record)   …Catawba County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1, with Randall Isenhower voting against the measure, to award a construction bid to Hamlett Associates, Inc. of Climax for $775,786 to build a crop processing …

U.S. Military Supports Hawaii Biodiesel Demonstration Program
March 23, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims  (Pacific Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  This month Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie introduced a new oilseed crop research program—the Biodiesel Crop Demonstration Project—that will span two years as part of the state’s effort to promote …

Maize Farmers Lobby to Supply Biofuel Industry
March 14, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

by Stephanie Nieuwoudt  (Interpress Service News Agency)  South African maize farmers are pushing hard to change a government decision to exclude their crops as feedstock for bioethanol, in view of food security concerns.

Shortly after the government …

EBRD Supports Diversification of Agribusiness in Romania: €80 Million Syndicated Loan to Help Expur Develop Oilseed Business
November 3, 2010 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(ActMedia)  The EBRD is supporting the development of the Romanian rapeseed industry along its value chain, including oilseed crushing, refining and production of edible oil and biodiesel, with a €80 million syndicated financing package to …

Holst Biofuels Offers Promising Innovations, Savings for Agriculture
August 17, 2010 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Rudy Kemppainen  (Hancock County Journal-Pilot)  …Holst Biofuels, which is an offshoot to its main farming operation, has proved to be a particularly valuable adjunct to the total profit picture, one which can likely be adapted …