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Passing the Test with Flying Colors
February 20, 2017 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Glacial Lakes challenge in Watertown, SD, demonstrates E30 is a winner. The midlevel ethanol blend caused no check engine lights, mileage was virtually unchanged and resulted in real savings. …

Comment Periods on 2 EPA RFS Proposals to Close in Mid-February
February 13, 2017 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month. Members of the public have until Feb. 16 to weigh …

Farmers Looking at On-Farm Ethanol Plants
February 3, 2017 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (Illinois Farmer Today)  A handful of farmers are not just raising the crops that can be used as biofuels. They’re also working on producing the fuel itself.  A Minnesota-based company is in …

People’s Climate Movement March — April 29, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 3, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
People’s Climate Movement March   —   April 29, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing …

March for Science — April 22, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 3, 2017 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
March for Science   —   April 22, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and …

As Trump Dismantles Obama’s Climate Legacy, People’s Climate Movement Organizes for Mass Mobilization in DC on April 29
January 25, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(People’s Climate Movement)  Communities Begin Organizing Nationwide to Resist Attacks on the Environment and Our Communities and to Call for a New Clean Energy Economy that Stops Climate Change and Creates Good Jobs for All …

Proposed Determination: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 — Comments due December 30, 2016
November 30, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On November 30, 2016, the Administrator proposed to determine that the MY 2022-2025 standards remain appropriate and that a rulemaking to change them is not warranted. This proposed determination is based on the robust …

Open Consultation — Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Amendments
November 30, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(UK Department for Transport)  Consultation seeking views on proposed changes to motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting regulations.

The changes suggest:

creation of a certificate trading scheme to reduce the greenhouse gas emission levels of transport fuels

Open Consultation — Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Proposed Changes for 2017
November 30, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(UK Department for Transport)  This consultation seeks the views of the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO).  In particular it concerns increases to the obligation level, the …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School Visits Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
October 6, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-one high school students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced.

The students, which included …

California’s E85 Sales Top 14M Gallons in 2015
September 23, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Research shows consumers are loyal to low-carbon fuels.  —  California led the nation with 14.77 million gallons of E85 sold in 2015, according to a consumer research study published by fuels retailer …

Renewable Energy CEO Declares Hunger Strike
September 14, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy)  My name is Warren Weisman, I am the former CEO of the failed renewable energy manufacturer Hestia Home Biogas. Hestia was the first-of-its-kind company in the world to offer …

Energypath 2016: This Is What I Am Talking about! Penn State University Delivered a Complete Multifaceted Week about Renewable Energy and Biofuels
September 13, 2016 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* and Joanne Ivancic** (Advanced Biofuels USA) After Dan Quadros’ oft-repeated criticism about biofuels education and the big gap between research and the job market, he was pleased to experience the best …

How Loyola Converts Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel That Fuels Their Buses
August 24, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Mark Schipper (DNA info)  Loyola University has the only college-level chemical manufacturing business in the country that is federally licensed to produce and sell biodiesel on the open market.

Loyola’s warehouse-like refining facility, accessed through a …

ACE Unveils Guide on E15, Flex Fuels for Retailers
August 11, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol is releasing a new publication that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels.

ACE …

August Is the Time to Reach Out and Meet Your Member of Congress
August 8, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Members of Congress just returned to their home states and districts for the August recess to meet with constituents and campaign for the upcoming elections. You can be …

Skoring with Personal Connections
August 5, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  “Let’s encourage an earnest conversation with consumers about how ethanol makes life a little better and why they can feel good about their decisions at the pump,” (Growth …

UPS Drives 1 Billion Miles with Alternative Fuels
August 4, 2016 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  One year earlier than expected, UPS has driven over 1 billion miles using its various alternative fueled fleet. It’s “Rolling Laboratory” included more than 7,200 vehicles ranging from pedal power and …

SD Farmers Union Pumps E-30 Ethanol Blend in Pierre for a While
August 4, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Stephen Lee  (South Dakota Capital Journal)  South Dakota Farmers Union representatives were out hustling higher-ethanol-blend gasoline Wednesday for a couple hours at a Pierre Sinclair station.  “We want to bring attention to the benefits …

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions
July 8, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students …

59 Million Saw This Video Tied-In to Sustainability and Renewable Fuels. Did You?
July 6, 2016 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Over the past 3 months, 59 million views were recorded for a single video, co-produced by Prince Ea with Neste, with which Neste launched its Pre-Order the Future project relating to sustainability and everyday …

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15
July 1, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with …

Thorntons Gas Stations Introducing New Ethanol Fuel
June 29, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Mike Nolan (Chicago Tribune)  … Thorntons has begun equipping some of its Chicago-area stations to dispense E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, and is converting other local stations to carry the product.

One knock against E85 …

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel
June 22, 2016 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from …

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story
June 17, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter and “coach up” the public, media and policymakers as to the real story about our …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel
June 10, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power its maintenance vehicles. Cummins engineers built the on-site system, …

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned
June 6, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11 by Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Biofuel Educators!
June 1, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Over the past 8 months our Ethanol Plant Tour Grant program has met resounding success. This program has seen over 260 students tour the inside of their local ethanol plant to learn …

From Poo to Public Transit, Plan Would Make Gas from Treatment Plant
June 1, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Hicks (Lincoln Journal Star)  The city’s public works staff members have a picture they like to point to when explaining their latest project. It shows city bus riders in the UK — sitting …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
May 20, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which …

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest
May 18, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Passion, leadership and vision are more important than gender in the work of three top managers.  —  In fact, there are only a handful of women in top management …

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options
May 16, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with help from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Drivers will …

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?
May 16, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative said.  We were invited to …

EPA Honors Two Biodiesel Champions
May 13, 2016 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Harvard University & NJ’s Medford Township Public Schools Reduce Carbon Emissions with America’s Advanced Biofuel  —  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to …

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel
May 12, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15 fuel allows them to market a cleaner-burning, higher-octane fuel that can technically be used by …

Bioenergy Institute for Educators Adds Spark to Wisconsin Teacher’s Classroom
May 11, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Given the shouts and cheers emanating from Lisa Andresen’s classroom, one might guess that Room 105 doubles as the school’s gym. In fact, these are the sounds of …

Malawi Embraces Ethanol as Alternative Fuel
May 11, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Dibie Ike Michael (AfricaNews)  … Malawian motorists are now enjoying cheaper, greener alternative ethanol-fueled cars amid economic hardships in the country.

Malawi launched a renewable fuels programme in 2015 as part of the government’s efforts to reduce …

What is the Worst Waste?
May 9, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is the worst waste actually the most toxic and odious waste, like nuclear?  Or, rather, the one that tempts us to base our civilization on an energy version of a …

Higher Ethanol Blends Are Coming Soon to a Gas Pump Near You
May 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  Convenience store operator Kum & Go says it is making a massive commitment to higher gasoline-ethanol blends, planning to sell E15 at about 100 more locations this year.

The 430-store …

Do Environmental Groups Really Want Solutions?
April 29, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by  Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Consider, for example, that approximately a third of annual GHG emissions emanate from the transportation sector which still relies heavily on carbon-intensive petroleum. Last year, some 17.5 …

Pipestone Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol
April 27, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Close to 70 high school students from Pipestone Area High School visited Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced.

During the tour, the students were briefed …

This Earth Day Choose the Cleaner-Burning Fuel, American Ethanol
April 21, 2016 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(Nebraska Corn Board)  As Earth Day nears, environmental stewards around the world will take part in events to raise awareness about challenges facing the environment. But drivers can do their part year round by filling …

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future
April 21, 2016 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Addressing climate continues to be one of the major reasons to support and develop advanced and cellulosic biofuels. — Once again, we enter spring awaiting the U.S. EPA’s proposal …

Butterfield-Odin Students Visit Heron Lake Bioenergy
April 11, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Fourteen students from Butterfield-Odin visited the Heron Lake Bioenergy ethanol plant on April 8 to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy.

During the 90 minute tour, the students were briefed …

After New Orleans, “Keep It In the Ground” Movement Gears Up for More Action
April 4, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(350.org)  “Break Free” protests this May will see actions at fossil fuel sites around the world  —  Hundreds of people marched around the Superdome in New Orleans on Wednesday and then headed inside to disrupt …

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products / Sibley East High School Visits Heartland Corn Products
March 31, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Nineteen high school students from Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop today (March 24, 2016) to get a closer look at how clean, homegrown renewable fuels are produced.

The students, …

In Fish Fry Season, Oil Finds another Use as Homemade Fuel
March 21, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Grant Gerlock (Harvest Public Media)  … Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Easter you’ll find hundreds of hungry parishioners lining up at church fish frys around the Midwest.  All of that frying uses up vegetable oil that …

Are You Ready for the E30 Challenge?
March 10, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Watertown is challenging conventional wisdom in order for biofuels like ethanol to finally realize their true potential.

Conventional wisdom says our nonflex autos can only operate on 10 percent …

Biodico Trains Future Bioenergy Leaders To Excel in Green Economy, Drive Local Job Growth
March 9, 2016 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(Biodico/BusinessWire)  Program Part of Commitment to Spur Job Growth in San Joaquin Valley; Train Engineers in Next-Generation Bioenergy Technologies — Internship Program Aligns with Curricula at University of California Santa Barbara and West Hills Community College

To …

Hybrid Truck: How This Came About, How It’s Used, Experience with Performance
March 9, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Horrillo (Diesel Direct/Special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  At Diesel Direct, we are proud to have the nation’s first hybrid diesel electric fuel delivery truck.  The truck was put into use in the fall …

Become a Next Generation Biodiesel Leader
March 4, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the next crop of biodiesel leaders to join the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. NGSB is seeking additional co-chairs to help take …

Stakeholder Workshop: Fostering Constructive Dialogue on the Role of Biomass in Achieving Clean Power Plan Goals — April 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
Stakeholder Workshop: Fostering Constructive Dialogue on the Role of Biomass in Achieving Clean Power Plan Goals  —  April 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC

States and stakeholders have shown strong interest in the role biomass can play in state strategies to address carbon pollution. Many states have extensive expertise in the area of sound carbon- and GHG-beneficial forestry and …

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 …

New Study Released, FFV Campaign Launched at Ethanol Conference
February 22, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … A new campaign, called “Flex My Choice,” gives consumers a voice to support FFVs. The effort is aimed at automakers, auto dealers and the U.S. EPA. As the CAFE …

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project
February 15, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles.

The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area …

What These Christians Are Giving up for Lent: Fossil Fuels
February 11, 2016 – 9:13 pm | No Comment

by  Chelsea Harvey  (The Washington Post)  A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to band together in support of clean energy, but actually helping them get their own electricity …

Biodiesel: Fightback Needed against the Merchants of Doubt, says NBB Chief
February 8, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Though optimistic, NBB CEO Joe Jobe also noted significant challenges still remain. “While our fight is not over, we have a different future. 2016 is going to be our strongest …

This Couple Is Driving Cross-Country To Return Their Polluting Jetta To VW Headquarters
January 18, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by David Tracy (Jalopnik) Upset that Volkswagen deceived them into buying a not-so-clean diesel, Marcus Moench and Elisabeth Caspari are driving from Colorado to VW’s headquarters in Virginia to return their Jetta SportWagen TDI and drop …

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit
January 18, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options for retrofitting my bright yellow 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.  He decided that the kit offered …

Students Experiment with Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Wright (The Herald Independent) What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts?

With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at UW-Madison, students …

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus
December 9, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for a number of years. Equal fuel mileage, better performance, you know the facts.

Well, all that …

You, Too, Can Have a FlexFuel Vehicle (or, Your Favorite Car Can Go Vegetarian)
December 8, 2015 – 11:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since retrofitting a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 to a FlexFuel vehicle in mid-November, we have substituted use of home-grown renewable fuel for  63%  of a barrel of fossil fuel …

Washington State Judge Rules that States Have a “Mandatory Duty” to “Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the Air Quality for the Current and Future Generations”
November 23, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling that the “scientific evidence is clear that the current rates of (emissions) reduction mandated by …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard Creates Revenue Opportunity
November 23, 2015 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Starting January 2016, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard goes into effect, meaning you can be paid for the clean fuels you produce or build infrastructure for. For example, do you import …

Biodiesel Plant Could Fuel Commercial Business
November 19, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  It started as an innovative way to inspire students, but with big business continuing to come knocking for CQUniversity’s Biodiesel Plant, it could be on track for commercial success.

That’s what Biodiesel …

Financing Aviation Biofuels, Creatively: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to SkyNRG and the Fly Green Fund
November 19, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers across 5 continents in the world. SkyNRG’s sustainable jet fuel can offer CO2 emission reductions …

It’s Easy to Buy “Green Power.” Making a Difference Is a Little Harder.
November 17, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  David Roberts  (VOX)  … In certain specialized markets, RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) can be expensive and have substantial direct impact on the decisions of renewable energy investors. But most RECs sold in the voluntary market …

Biofuel Companies among 81 Signing Climate Change Pledge
November 6, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Companies across the United States, are signing on with their support for the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.  By late October, 81 companies including at least 11 with …

All Auto Owners Can Choose Premium E30
November 4, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Back in September I brought you a story about Orrie Swayze, an active ethanol advocate, who wants all drivers to use E30 in their cars. At the time, there was a …

High School Students Visit Al-Corn Ethanol Plant
October 26, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by William Morris (Owatonna People’s Press)  A group of Owatonna High School students got an in-depth look at a possible career in agribusiness Friday when their Agriculture Explorations class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont.

The …

MIT Rejects Demands to Divest Fossil-Fuel Stocks, Joining Yale
October 22, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Michael McDonald  (Bloomberg Business)  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology rejected demands from a student-led group to divest its $13.5 billion endowment of fossil-fuel investments, joining universities such as Harvard and Yale.

MIT said in an announcement …

Energy Policy Simulator
October 20, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(Energy Policy Solutions)  Designing energy policy correctly is tough work. Well-designed energy policies reduce pollution, cut consumer costs, and minimize dependence on foreign energy supplies. Done wrong, they can do the reverse, and increase pollution, …

Renewable Diesel for Oakland and Oregon
October 7, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  Fleets Continue to Switch to 100% Drop-In Replacement Product — Fleets including the City of Oakland, Calif. and the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon report switching their diesel …

Blog: Roadside Assistance for Proud Ethanol Supporters
September 29, 2015 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When is the last time you were stranded on the side of the road, wishing you were a member of a motor club? Or, perhaps, you are already a …

Become an Informed Consumer and Investor in a Truly Sustainable Renewable Transportation Future
September 14, 2015 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Alberta Council of Technologies/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Myths and misunderstandings about biofuels abound.  You’ve heard them–food vs. fuel, land use change, energy return on energy invested, decreased mileage, harmful to engines, and more.

Nevertheless, …

Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle
August 31, 2015 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Steve Riggs (Renewable Fuels Association)  … As I readied to a buy a new car this summer, though, I added two other important items that I think we should all consider: Does it increase our …

Ethanol Producers Tackle Blend Wall with Direct Sales
August 17, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to consumers with on-site blender pumps or, in a few cases, own retail gas stations.

Mitch Miller, …

Pope Sets up Yearly Catholic Church Day of Care for Environment
August 17, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Tony Gentile (Reuters)  Pope Francis, riding a wave of mostly positive reaction to his encyclical on ecology, on Monday set up a Catholic “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to draw …

A Report from EnergyPath 2015: NetZero
August 4, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic area is fortunate to benefit from funds derived from a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the Commonwealth’s electric deregulation proceedings.  As part …

“Nothing Will Happen without the Will” – Addressing Climate Change through Low-Carbon Fuels
August 3, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech/Biofuels Digest)  Condensed from remarks by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology,  from the Biotechnology Industry Organization. 

Listen to 8-minute speech.

Imagine how …

Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses: Cleaner, Fuel-Saving Alternative for Public Transportation
July 10, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses used in California, Washington and Michigan Model Lower GHG Emissions Options for Cities Everywhere

Public transportation plays an important role in green and sustainable practices. Public transportation use means fewer cars …

College Divestment Pledges Are Mostly Empty Gestures
July 7, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Michael McDonald (Bloomberg)  Stanford, Oxford and Georgetown universities have won praise for promising to purge their endowments of direct investments in coal, embracing the fight against climate change.  One detail gets lost in the celebration: …

WTHU Focuses on Advanced Biofuels in “Eye on Our Community” Call-In Show
July 3, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the foot of the presidential Catoctin Mountain retreat, Advanced Biofuels USA’s executive director, Joanne Ivancic, met with WTHU (AM1450, The Source) talk radio host Katherine Heerbrandt during drive …

Ethanol Report from Washington DC
June 19, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Regarding the June 25 public hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the RFS, Dinneen says the agency has already received about 250 requests to testify and he is encouraging everyone …

EPA Finding on Aircraft Emissions Can’t Be Counted on to Motivate Biofuels Development and Deployment
June 12, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the world of renewable jet fuel, hopes that the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gases from aircraft pose a risk to human health might lead to incentives for …

How Mankind Blew the Fight against Climate Change
June 8, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Bill McKibben (350.org/The Washington Post)  … Exxon Mobil wouldn’t invest in renewable energy, ( Exxon Mobil CEO Rex) Tillerson said, because clean technologies don’t make enough money and rely on government mandates that were (remarkable choice …

Getting the Word out about Biofuels and Green Racing
May 30, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  No special Green Racing events at the Detroit Grand Prix this year because most of the cars racing for the DEKRA Green Challenge Award have opted out of this …

Pennsylvania State University (PSU): An Example to Follow
May 13, 2015 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) I had heard about Pennsylvania State University’s bioenergy and biofuels educational initiatives from Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic, just after starting to work on a project to …

The Push Is on for “High Renewable Content Fuels”
May 12, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In the world of gasoline replacement, it is any fuel which has a renewable content higher than the typical E10 ethanol saturation point. It can include drop-in renewable gasoline, …

Help #getbiodieselbackontrack
May 5, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel fans, we need your help.  Producers of America’s first advanced biofuel to reach full commercial distribution have been left in limbo since rumors surfaced in 2013 that the U.S. Environmental Protection …

Fossil-Fuel-Free Portfolios Gain Popularity
May 4, 2015 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Karen Demasters (Financial Advisor)  Fossil fuels continue to lose popularity with investors as more investment professionals offer fossil-fuel-free portfolio options, according to the First Affirmative Financial Network.

A survey by the network released Thursday shows …

Harvester Banking on Ethanol Distillery
April 30, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by John Anderson (Townsville Bulletin) Burdekin sugarcane harvesting contractor Michael Hodder has welcomed moves by the State Government to consider an ethanol mandate for Queensland.

Mr Hodder, who plans to build an ethanol distillery to supply fuel …

Blog: Smartphone App, on the Racetrack for Ethanol Education
April 28, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation.

I had previously heard the name Hydro Dynamics Inc., …

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 …

Top of Biofuels Class
April 13, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Training programs around the U.S. offer opportunities in the biofuels industry for part- and full-time students.

Mick Miller, president of NuVu Fuels and general manager of DENCO II in Morris, …

Western Victorian Farmer Growing Crops to Produce Biofuel
April 6, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Brett Worthington (ABC Rural)  Farmers spend thousands of dollars a year buying fuel that comes from the other side of the world.  They do so to grow crops in variable, and often difficult, conditions. …

‘Where’s my ethanol?’
March 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The ethanol industry would like nothing better than to have every consumer that wants E85 to have access to it. Unfortunately roll out of E85 stations has been slow, …

Farmers Urged to Use Biodiesel When Planting
March 27, 2015 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(The Interior Journal/Central Kentucky News)  … Biodiesel in general and soy-based biodiesel in particular are great choices, but unfortunately farmers in many regions of Kentucky have a hard time finding a distributor that sells B20 (20 …

Unprecedented Video Campaign: Scientists Talk About Why Climate Change Matters to Them Personally
March 23, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Anastasia Pantsios  (EcoWatch)  … We know that 97 percent of scientists agree: climate change is real and it’s driven by human activity. But well-funded climate deniers and their smooth-talking frontmen often manage to get the media to …

Guardian Petition for Fossil Fuel Divestment Receives 60,000 Signatures
March 23, 2015 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Emma Howard (The Guardian)  The Keep it in the Ground campaign asks the Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation to divest their endowments from fossil fuels

In less than 24 hours, more than 60,000 readers have …

Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: Who’s the Cost Winner?
February 10, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have low gas prices changed the equation for drivers looking to reduce pain at the pump? Who’s the best on cost?   And, is there surprising news on emissions?

We looked at …

Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal from Fossil Fuel Investments
January 12, 2015 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Faculty members call on university to recognise urgency of climate change and divest from all oil, coal and gas companies

Three hundred professors at Stanford, including Nobel laureates and this year’s …

Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog
December 11, 2014 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by David Constable (American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute®)    Last week I attended and spoke at a Materials Research Society meeting. It was very interesting despite having only a short time to spend there, but …

Message to Rental Car Companies: FFVs Matter
November 25, 2014 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. … It was renting a car to drive the 75 miles to …

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  This holiday season, we’re giving thanks to the thousands of businesses that choose biodiesel, a sustainable, green form of American energy. Here are the top 10 ways to show your gratitude to …

Biodiesel Users Guide
October 31, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Blue Ridge Biofuels)  Want to know what exactly biodiesel is? How it works in your vehicle? Any tips or tricks to help you use it in your car or truck? Unfortunately there is not a …

Latest School Fundraiser: Biodiesel
October 31, 2014 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Tired of buying lop-sided candles or ugly wrapping paper just because you want to help your school make a few bucks? Well, maybe you can do like another school in North …

About the Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence 2014
April 4, 2014 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(StudentsDivest.org)  From April 4th to 6th, 300 students from over 75 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada will gather at San Francisco State University for the 2nd annual student-led Fossil Fuel …

Guest Blog: Fossil Fuel Company Divestment & Renewable Energy Reinvestment
March 27, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Fran Teplitz (Green America/Town Creek Foundation)  The fossil fuel divestment movement continues to grow nationally and internationally as individuals and institutions — including pension funds, institutions of higher learning, and philanthropic endowments –recognize the importance …

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk
March 21, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website …

Column: Ethanol Worthwhile Endeavor
October 21, 2013 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Krueger (Aberdeen News)  …  It remains a mystery as to why there are those in our country who oppose the production of ethanol. It is such a breath of fresh air to every aspect …