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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security
January 20, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Callie Fishburn* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the January 12th Pew Project-sponsored conference,” Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases,” the subject of biofuels and their contribution to military energy security failed …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

Prospering In the New Trump Era
December 6, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  … Yes, the GOP is in control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate.  But, who’s in control of the Republicans and will they – …

Forest-Powered Flight Heads to Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines  —  Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, …

Alaska Airlines to Fly Today on Gevo’s Cellulosic Renewable Alcohol to Jet Fuel
November 14, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Gevo’s Fuel to Power Alaska Airlines Flight #4 from Seattle to DCA  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced that the first commercial flight using Gevo’s cellulosic renewable alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) is expected to …

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

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

DC Water Taps into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits
September 30, 2016 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions …

KLM and Lufthansa Sign Long-Term Agreements with US Sustainable Biofuel Producers AltAir and Gevo
September 23, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) European airlines KLM and Lufthansa have each signed agreements with US biofuel companies for supplies of locally-produced sustainable fuels. KLM has agreed to purchase through a three-year offtake agreement an undisclosed quantity of used cooking …

Making the Case for Young Farmers
September 23, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (The Jamestown Sun)  … Kasey Bitz was one of 44 farmers participating in the North Dakota Farmers Union legislative fly-in that returned from Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14. Members of the group met …

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study
August 1, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report …

Hyundai And U.S. Department Of Energy Extend Fuel Cell Vehicle Loan Partnership In Concert With New D.C.-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station
July 17, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Latest, Phase II of current program prepares for rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in near future  —  Hyundai and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle …

D.C. Public Sector Pension Fund Divests From Fossil Fuels
June 13, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Kurzius (dcist)  Following a three-year campaign, DC Divest is claiming victory—the D.C. government has sold off its pension fund’s direct investments in coal, oil, and gas companies.

This morning, the group announced that the D.C. …

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights
June 8, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The airline fueled up two jets at Sea-Tac Airport. One headed south, to San Francisco, the other …

Norton Says She’ll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.
May 11, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Madden (WAMU)  D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas like Washington, D.C.

When 16 cars derailed Sunday near the …

Time Is Now to Take Advantage of Climate Solutions Offered by Agriculture
May 6, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Ernie Shea (25 x ’25) Today starts a two-day “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington that will bring together government, business and environmental leaders from around the globe “to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate …

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) …

Honda VP Says NSX Probably Racing in 2017 Le Mans GT Class
January 21, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., in answer to a question at the DC Auto Show said there would be an announcement …

Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy
December 11, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut …

Birthplace of Major Technologies: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
November 27, 2015 – 11:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, more than 4,300 are employed at PNNL; the FY14 business volume was $1.02 billion. The Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences …

Banks: Ethanol Is a Bad Deal for Vt.
November 23, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by David Banks ( American Council for Capital Formation/Times Argus)  Not a single gallon of fuel ethanol is produced in Vermont, and almost none of the corn harvested in the state is used for commercial …

Anti-Ethanol Group Expands National Ad Buy
November 11, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group opposing the federal ethanol mandate has extended its advertising campaign against the rule into several corn-growing states.  The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), a D.C.-based free market …

Making Money from CO2
September 28, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as fuels, building materials or even baking powder. At a stroke it would help get rid …

Tailpipe to Tank
September 14, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Stuart Licht has designed the ultimate recycling machine. The solar reactor that he and colleagues built in his lab at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., takes carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Corn Growers Rally for RFS in DC
July 16, 2015 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Hundreds of corn farmers from across America were in Washington D.C. today (July 15, 2015) to rally for the cuts to corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFs) to be …

Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.
June 22, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)   … Advanced Biofuel Capabilities Enhance Diesel as a Sustainable Transportation Option — Diesel engines found in vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles all the way to large tractors are capable of operating on …

Liberal Groups Aim to Register a Million Climate Voters
April 16, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia  (Politico)  A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious voters by Election Day.

The goal, shared first with POLITICO, is the latest indication that liberals view …

On Campuses, a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Movement
April 16, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post originally posted December 2013; includes 2015 updates)  A divestment movement is marching across U.S. college campuses, borrowing tactics from the 1980s anti-apartheid campaign and using them against oil, gas …

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America
March 2, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. The unusual spike in sea level caused flooding along the northeast …

Reaching out in D.C.
August 8, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)   …. But, when the Iowans visited Washington recently a few of them also spoke with members of Congress and congressional staffers from non-ag regions in an effort to educate …

How Two Small New York Towns Have Shaken up the National Fight over Fracking
July 3, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in America, filed a lawsuit three years ago against Dryden, a small town in …

CREW Requests Investigation Into Industry Influence on RFS
July 1, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics/Biomass Magazine) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested U.S. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins investigate whether the Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines improperly influenced the EPA’s proposed renewable fuel …

DC Mayor Prohibits Fuel Efficient Consumer Choices
April 30, 2014 – 8:57 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  If District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray had his druthers there would be no diesel powered cars in the District. …

The problem with the proposal is that the Mayor seems to ignore …

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 24, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

Tomorrow (April 25, 2014), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will open the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hosts student teams from colleges and universities across the country who exhibit sustainable …

AAAS Fellowships At The Bioenergy Technologies Office
April 18, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(U.S Department Of Energy) The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) regularly engages fellows in the sciences through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program. The program provides opportunities for …

Office Of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Internships and Fellowships
April 15, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

EERE offers exciting student volunteer internships throughout the year in its Washington, D.C., headquarters. These volunteer internships provide exciting opportunities for students to learn through direct experience about the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition, …

The Energy YoYo: When Will Renewables Replace Oil & Gas?
February 6, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/International Procurement Tools Inc.)  We may already be over the tipping point where greenhouse gases (GHG) have so altered the delicate balance in nature that climate changes are irreversible. Two worlds …

2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo January 28-29 Washington, DC
December 12, 2013 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo   January 28-29  Washington, DC

The 2014 CAAFI General Meeting on January 28 and 29, 2014 will include presentations and white papers covering key issues facing the alternative aviation fuels industry as well as panels providing industry and stakeholder perspectives.

The …

GE Aviation Pursues Alternative Fuel Sources For Testing
November 8, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Aviation Pros/GE Aviation)  A 10-year agreement calls for GE’s baseline commitment of 500,000 gallons of cellulosic synthetic biofuel annually.

GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing …

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 …

Oil Industry Begins Running New Ad on Renewable Fuels (video)
August 13, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal.

The new television ad features …

American University to Celebrate Switch to B20 at April 2 Event
March 27, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For biodiesel fans in the Washington, D.C., area, American University is the place to be April 2 as the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition co-hosts an engagement highlighting American …

Clean Cities Coalition for Energy Neutral Sustainability
March 6, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) At a recent Greater Washington Green Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) reception, I had the chance to reflect on many passionate environmentalists who perceive Big Oil/gas companies as blind-eyed industrialists, caricaturizing …

WVO Brings DC Biofuels, Tri-State Biodiesel Subsidiary Together
February 2, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(DC Biofuels LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  Two East Coast biodiesel development companies this week announced a strategic partnership agreement to provide the Washington, D.C., metro area with clean-burning biodiesel fuel made from locally collected waste vegetable oil …

First E85 Station Opens in Richmond, Virginia
January 25, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The first E85 station has opened in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, MAPCO Express, has “re-branded” their retail stores under the “East Coast” brand and the three new E85 stations, two near …

Incbio and DC Biofuels Have Signed an Agreement for the Supply of a 7.5 MGY Biodiesel Plant
January 11, 2013 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Incbio)  Incbio, has just secured an agreement to supply DC Biofuels with a 7.5 million gallon per year (28.000 MT/year) Biodiesel plant. It will incorporate Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors, as well as solid catalyst acid esterification …

Eco-Energy to Partner with NuStar in Development of Ethanol Unit Train and Storage Facility in Northern, VA Market
December 20, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Energy/BusinessWire)  Eco-Energy Holdings, Inc. (“Eco-Energy”) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with NuStar Terminals Operations Partnership L.P. (“NuStar”) to jointly develop an ethanol unit train and storage facility to serve the Northern, VA …

Policy Day at the Washington DC Auto Show
January 30, 2012 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On the day before the Washington DC Auto Show opens to the public, there is an event called Policy Day. Administration officials and high ranking auto company executives give …

The World’s Fastest Vehicle Fueled by Vegetable Oil Showcased at DC Auto Show
January 26, 2012 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dave Schenker, founder and president of  the Greenspeed club came to the DC Auto Show to showcase the 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup, modified by Boise …

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions
January 19, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and Bioheat® communications program, which helps cities across the United States spread the word about the …

China to the Rescue: U.S. Project Developers Look to China for Financial Support
December 8, 2011 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. federal government continually names China as being a country to beat in the clean energy race. However, increasingly, cellulosic ethanol producers and technology developers are coming to …

‘If You Build It, We Will Buy It’ Says Airline CEO on Biojet Fuel
November 17, 2011 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The second week in November could go down as one of the most significant weeks for advanced biofuels, airline companies and the use of biofuel-blended jet fuel in the U.S. …