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Discovering New Uses and Markets for Ethanol

by Carrie Muehling (Energy.AgWired.com)  The 2020 National Ethanol Conference included a panel discussion on new uses for ethanol, moderated by

February 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing Your Ride for a More Stable Climate: Scientists Measure the Climate Benefits of Alternatives to Petroleum Fuels

(National Science Foundation) Transportation produces a sizable amount of greenhouse gas emissions, largely by using petroleum to power internal combustion engines.

February 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Would You Pay Higher Gas Prices to Slow the Climate Crisis? Governors in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Are Pondering that Question.

by Justin Gillis (New York Times)  A plan is under development in about a dozen Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States to

February 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Ohio Legislation on the Move

by Ellen Essman (Ohio Law Blog/Ohio’s Country Journal)  …  House Bill 400 “To authorize a nonrefundable income tax credit for

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Congresswoman Angie Craig Leads Letter Reiterating Support for Biofuels, Reducing Carbon Emissions

(Office of Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN2))  Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) delivered a letter signed by

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

45Q, the Tax Credit That’s Luring US Companies to Capture CO2 — Cement, Ethanol, and Ammonia Makers Are among Those Looking to Convert Waste Carbon to Cash

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News) …  The most effective policies, economists and industrialists agree, are those that

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and IKEA Finland to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Home Deliveries ‒ IKEA Is Aiming towards Emission-Free Deliveries by 2025

(Neste/Cision) Neste and IKEA Finland are offering lower emission home deliveries for Finnish consumers. Since the fall of 2019, IKEA has

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

The Jenny Craig Problem and the Theory of Carbon Offsets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Even though solar and wind to use an example, have smaller carbon footprints than,

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Volvo Opts for Renewable Fuel HVO at Swedish Customer Centre

(Biofuels International)  Volvo CE’s customer centre in Eskilstuna, Sweden is paving the way for a sustainable future by running its

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Aerospace Company Boom Supersonic to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Test Programme

(Biofuels International)  The company building the world’s fastest supersonic airliner, Boom Supersonic, has announced that is XB-1 test programme will

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Udall, Grassley Introduce Bill to Ensure Taxpayers Get Fair Share for Public Lands Leasing

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  On the 100 year anniversary of the Mineral Leasing Act, senators introduce the Fair

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Södra Makes First Delivery of Biomethanol in Sweden for Biodiesel Production

(Biofuels International)  Swedish forest-owner association Södra has made a pilot delivery of biomethanol from the world’s first commercial plant for

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Rep. McEachin and Chair Grijalva Unveil Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation Following Year-Long Collaborative Effort

(Blue Virginia)  Great work by Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) on the landmark Environmental Justice for All Act, which they introduced at a

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

EQTEC to Upgrade Spanish Waste to Energy Facility for Biofuel Production

(Biofuels International)  Waste gasification to energy company EQTEC has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the existing syngas

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Seeing Starch: Novel Technique Enables Gentle Observation of Biofuel Materials

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

First Dredger with Ultra-Low Emissions Has Arrived in Belgium

(Jan De Nul Group)  … For its maritime fleet, Jan De Nul Group goes for 100% renewable fuel, a certified sustainable

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Vow ASA Enters Plastic to Fuel Deal with Test Plant in the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry

(Vow ASA/Globe Newswire)  Vow ASA, through its subsidiary ETIA, has been awarded a contract to provide a pyrolysis testing unit

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Beans Grown with Urine and Martian Soil, New Cosmetic Ingredient Produced by Fermentation, Plant-Based Superglue, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of February 27th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What a weird week – yummy string beans fertilized with human urine in the form of

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

We Need Better Transportation Options, Not More Roads and More Lanes

by Parris N. Glendening (Washington Post/Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute) When President Trump attempted to eliminate California’s more stringent fuel

February 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Gov. Ricketts Calls on U.S. Automakers to Design Cars to Run on Higher Ethanol Blends

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE))  Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to American automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and

February 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Diamond Green Diesel to Enhance Distribution Logistics Per Agreement With St. Rose IMTT Terminal

(Darling Ingredients Inc./Market Watch) Darling Ingredients Inc. DAR, -5.44%  today announced that its joint venture with Valero Energy Corporation, Diamond Green Diesel (“DGD”), has entered

February 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Biomass Sugars to Hydrocarbon Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Enzymatic Hydrolysis Development Efforts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reducing cost and improving manufacturability of the biomass sugar platform through Continuous Enzymatic Hydrolysis (CEH)

February 26, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA’s 30 Year Vision: No Need to Wander Like Moses

by Douglas Duarante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) …  presented a 10 year plan

February 26, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Douglas Durante

“I would have shown (USDA) my new magic trick where I can make 30 years disappear. It’s a simple trick.

February 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Fuel Retailers Meet, Say Ethanol Gas Saves Money and Betters the Environment

(KLKN TV) Fuel retailers met … to discuss ethanol and how using it helps save the planet and some change

February 23, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda Will Benefit Biofuels, Bioenergy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA  unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims

February 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Netherlands All for Sustainable Palm Oil, Against EU Biofuel Ban

by Translator: Ricky Mohammad Nugraha (Tempo.co)  The Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok said the Netherlands is not backing the European Union biofuel ban that targets Indonesia-produced

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Carolina Opportunity Funds Chooses BioEconomy Solutions

(Carolina Opportunity Funds/PR Newswire)  Inaugural Investment for IMPACT Carolina QOZ Fund  — Carolina Opportunity Funds is pleased to announce that BioEconomy

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Optimizing Co-Product Production: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Alkaline-Oxidative Pretreatment of Woody Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Two birds with one stone – if you can get BOTH a clean sugar stream for

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Hydrogen on the Way in the UK

by Jim Lane (Hydrogen Digest)  From the UK, news is arriving out of research circles about a project called HyPER

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

The Competitive Edge: Catalyxx

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Catalyxx was formed with the purposes of owning the exclusive rights to a technology, originally

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Bio Innovation Conference — October 5, 2020 — Bethesda, MD

  Bio Innovation Conference   —   October 5, 2020   —   Bethesda, MD

Presented by Maryland Life Sciences, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, the Bio Innovation Conference is driving the future

February 21, 2020 Read Full Article

From Middle School to College, Educators Explore Teaching Sustainability; Advanced Biofuels USA Consults on Power of Renewable Transportation Fuel Options — Your Contributions Are Welcome

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) At Hood College just blocks from Advanced Biofuels USA’s headquarters, the Biology Department’ Sustainability

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

The Scale of Investment Needed to Decarbonize International Shipping

by Randall Krantz, Kasper Søgaard, Dr Tristan Smith (Global Maritime Forum)  To make the decarbonization of the maritime shipping sector

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

New Framework for Biofuels Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

by  (Business Maverick)  The recently published Biofuels Regulatory Framework is an important step in the attempt to develop a national

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Scientists Develop Open-Source Software to Analyze Economics of Biofuels, Bioproducts

by Julie Wurth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Perennial grasses can be converted into everything from ethanol to bioplastics, but it’s

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Big Oil Explores Adding More Cheap Ethanol to Gasoline in Iowa

by Jeffrey Bair and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are exploring adding more ethanol in

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Oil and Gas Firms ‘Have Had Far Worse Climate Impact than Thought’

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40% — … Although

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS: Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting — August 9-12, San Francisco, CA DEADLINES: March 31, May 15, June 12, 2020

  CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS: Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting — August 9-12, San Francisco, CA      DEADLINES: March 31, May 15, June 12, 2020

The 2020 program committee welcomes you to submit presentations in the Society’s core topic areas. Poster abstracts, as well as

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting — August 9-12, San Francisco, CA

  Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting   —   August 9-12, San Francisco, CA

Topic Areas :  Biocatalysis  — The Biocatalysis sessions of SIMB cover the fundamental and applied science of enzyme characterization, design,

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Wide-Ranging Partnership to Deploy B100 Biodiesel Technology in Daily, High-Mileage Class 8 Trucks

(National Biodiesel Board)  Wide range of organizations announce a partnership for validation project of biodiesel technology to demonstrate viability in

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Why the U.S. Faces a Steep Path to a CO2-Free Grid

by Peter Behr (E&E News) Nearly two dozen states and the District of Columbia have committed to slashing greenhouse gas emissions

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

IRS Unveils 45Q Guidance

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Almost two years after Congress initially expanded a tax incentive for carbon capture and sequestration

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

(American Farm Bureau Federation) Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Takes Aim at Farmers’ Environmental Footprint

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Agriculture Department is expected to announce today that it aims to cut farming’s

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Ukraine May Lose the Rapeseed and Corn Markets of the EU — UGA

(APK-INFORM) Ukraine may be banned to supply corn and rapeseed to European Union countries, due to exceeding of the permissible emissions

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Drive on Bioethanol from Rotterdam

(Port of Rotterdam)  Europe’s largest biorefinery is located in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. Alco Energy Rotterdam converts

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

1st Commercial-Scale Production of 5-HMF, 1st Hydrogen-Based Residential Area, Largest Fuel Cell System Ever on Major Ship, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of February 20th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s fun to be 1st and this week is full of them…from the first hydrogen-based residential

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

(Our Daily Planet) At the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas last night, the moderators asked a series of questions on climate

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Pathway Approved by ASTM

(Biofuels International)  ASTM International has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), created by Applied Research Associates

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Finnish Biofuel Producer Fintoil Invests €100 Million in Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Fintoil, a biofuel producer based in Finland that is partly owned by investment company Taaleri, has invested over

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S. Gain Opens RNG Fueling Station at the Moreno Valley USD

by Matthew Mercure  (NGT News) U.S. Gain, a company that specializes in the development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG),

February 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Germany Eyes New Offshore Wind Farms Dedicated to Green Hydrogen Production

by Bernd Radowitz (ReCharge) Move would be a world first in fast-moving sector — part of government plans to spend

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Landi Renzo USA Awarded $600,000 From South Coast AQMD and SoCalGas to Introduce Near Zero Natural Gas Heavy Duty Engine

(APNews/BusinessWire/Landi Renzo) Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

From Wind Power to Cow Manure: Oil Traders Seek New Profit Recipe

by Julia Payne (Reuters) The world’s largest oil traders are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into climate-friendly projects –

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

UPS Continues to Build on Renewable Natural Gas Momentum

(UPS)  More Agreements Highlight UPS’s Leadership in Alternative Fuels; RNG is Key As a Bridging Fuel to Help Reach Sustainability

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Are Crucial: International Conference on Renewable Mobility Discusses the “Green Deal” and Defossilisation of the Transport Sector

(Fuels of the Future) Discussions and presentations at the 17th International Conference on Renewable Mobility focus on the impact of the

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Fuels of the Future — January 18-19, 2021 — Berlin, Germany

  Fuels of the Future    —   January 18-19, 2021   —   Berlin, Germany

18th Annual Conference on Renewable Mobility   SAVE THE DATE   READ MORE

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Agile BioFoundry Directed Funding Opportunity for 2020

(Agile BioFoundry/U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF)

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Bristol Transit Operator Launches 77-Biogas-Bus Scheme and CNG Station

(NGV Journal/First Group) As part of its ongoing commitment to improving air quality and tackling the Climate Emergency, First West of

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: Venture Summit West — March 23-24, 2020 — Santa Clara, CA

We will be featuring a dedicated Cleantech Track at the 8th Annual Venture Summit | West being held on March 23rd and

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Chemistry Finding Could Make Solar Energy More Efficient

by Laura Arenschield (Ohio State News)  Researchers have found a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  —  Scientists for

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Colorado Legislators Take up Proposal for Renewable Natural Gas Standard

by Allen Best (Energy News) The bill would require large natural gas utilities to source some of their supply from

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Direct Funding Opportunity (DFO) for Computational Science to Enable Bioenergy DEADLINE March 31, 2020

(Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy) Overview:  The

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Change and Ethanol: Get the Facts Right

by Andrea Kent (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Greenfield Global/Renewable Industries Canada)  Myths and misinformation about ethanol and its effect on health and

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

OSU Receives $3.1 Million Research Grant to Improve Sorghum Data and Savings

(Oklahoma State University)  Forage sorghum is being grown in Chickasha as part of the bio-energy research center work on using

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

BIO Investor Forum — October 13-14, 2020 — San Francisco, CA

  BIO Investor Forum   —   October 13-14, 2020   —   San Francisco, CA

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

BIO IMPACT Ag and Environmental Conference — September 21-24, 2020 — Raleigh, NC

  BIO IMPACT Ag and Environmental Conference  —   September 21-24, 2020   —   Raleigh, NC

Discover the Future of Ag & Environmental Biotech  —  Join us in September for an action-packed week of insights and

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Fortum India to Make Valuable Products from Agro-Waste, Delhi to Get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

(DevDiscourse) Paddy residue burning has been a major cause of air pollution in Delhi but now some companies are coming

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Global Partners to Switch to Renewable Diesel

by Anna Del Savio (Columbia County Spotlight)  Company intends to transport renewable diesel instead of ethanol pending amendment approval  — Global

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

PBF Energy Completes Acquisition of Martinez Refinery, Creates West Coast System

(PBF Energy/PR Newswire) – PBF’s total throughput capacity increases to over 1,000,000 barrels per day; – Establishes PBF as the most complex

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest) Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Gas Infrastructure Expands in San Joaquin Valley

(NGV Journal/Southern California Gas) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Vice President Cedric Williams joined Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh, and local air

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Future of Biofuels 2020 — June 17-18, 2020 — Copenhagen, Denmark

  Future of Biofuels 2020   —   June 17-18, 2020   —   Copenhagen, Denmark

Growing pressure to lower emissions and replace fossil fuels is leading to biggest ever range of biofuels such as ethanol, biodiesel and  bio-methanol

February 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Call for White Papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories

(CoOptima.org/U.S. Department of Energy)  The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Presentations Available Online for Conference on The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 an beyond

(Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme)  In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Plains to Focus on High-Protein Feed Products

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Kansas Corn-Fed Ethanol Seminar — March 4, 2020 — Wichita, KS

  Kansas Corn-Fed Ethanol Seminar   —   March 4, 2020   —   Wichita, KS

Join Kansas Corn and Renew Kansas for the Corn-Fed Ethanol Seminar on March 4 at American Ag Credit, 4105 N. Ridge Rd., Wichita, KS.

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

China Starts to Reopen Gates to US Ethanol

by Donovan Lim (S&P Global Platts)  China will offer tariff exemptions of nearly 700 types of goods from the US,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Omaha-Based Ethanol Company Says It Won’t Make Money off Controversial Grant

by Paul Hammel (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  … Todd Becker of Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. said the $1.8 million shifted away

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Innovation and Strategic Orientations for the Development of Advanced Biorefineries

by Giuliano Dragone, Abraham A.J.Kerssemakers, Jasper L.S.P.Driessen, Celina K.Yamakawa, Larissa P.Brumano, Solange I.Mussatto (Bioresource Technology) Advanced biorefineries are seen as

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

A Sustainable Wood Biorefinery for Low–Carbon Footprint Chemicals Production

by Yuhe Liao, Steven-Friso Koelewijn, Gil Van den Bossche, Joost Van Aelst, Sander Van den Bosch, Tom Renders, Kranti Navare,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

The Road to Higher Octane: Making the Case for a 95 RON Octane Standard Now

by David Vander Griend (Urban Air Initiative)  Octane. Mercedes called it the single most important parameter in designing engines. And

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Democrats Say They Won’t Raise Gas Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Four Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire Tom Steyer,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Receives $15M Contribution from FedDev Ontario

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada)  While in Sarnia, Minister Mélanie Joly announces 600 new jobs for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. FedDev Ontario’s financial contribution

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Ex-PetroVietnam Chairman to Be Prosecuted for Phú Thọ Ethanol Case

(The Star) The Ministry of Public Security’s Security Investigation Agency has proposed prosecuting Đinh La Thăng, former Chairman of the

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

North Dakota Soybean Processors Abandons Spiritwood Energy Park Site

(North Dakota Soybean Processors) After more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Versalis: Biomass Power Plant Restarted at Crescentino and Bioethanol Production Onstream within the First Half of the Year

(Eni) Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont) will be up and running by

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Engineered Bacteria for Acetone and Drop-in Fuels from Syngas: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s Acetone Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Sean Simpson and Michael Köpke from LanzaTech and researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

What Impact Do Low Carbon Fuel Standards Have on Fuel Prices?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There are horse whisperers and there are fuel price whisperers. The latter, they beguile us with

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza Promotes Biodiesel

(Chicago Area Clean Cities/FuelFix.com)  The Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza, one of the first, family-owned and operated, independent truck plazas

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Initiatives and 45Q

by Cácia Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On February 15th the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) Carbon Management Research Initiative and the

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: “Biobased Chemicals: A 2020 Status Update — March 10, 2020

  WEBINAR:  “Biobased Chemicals: A 2020 Status Update   —   March 10, 2020

Over the last decade the deployment of renewable biochemicals has been disappointing. While the production of ethanol has grown rapidly,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

2020 European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference — March 25-26, 2020 — Vienna, Austria

  2020 European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference   —   March 25-26, 2020   —   Vienna, Austria

Sustainable Refining in The Energy Transition Context  —  The possible plateauing of oil demand by 2030, the growing electrification of transport,

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

International Biomass Congress & Expo — October 6-7, 2020 — Brussels, Belgium

  International Biomass Congress & Expo   —   October 6-7, 2020   —   Brussels, Belgium

The International Biomass Congress & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

International Biogas Congress & Expo — October 6-7, 2020 — Brussels, Belgium

  International Biogas Congress & Expo   —   October 6-7, 2020   —   Brussels, Belgium

The International Biogas Congress & Expo brings together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two-day period.

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND INNOVATIONS: TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo — October 19-21, 2020 — Malmö, Sweden DEADLINE: April 30, 2020

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND INNOVATIONS: TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo   —   October 19-21, 2020   —   Malmö, Sweden     DEADLINE:  April 30, 2020

We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo — October 19-21, 2020 — Malmö, Sweden

  TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo   —   October 19-21, 2020   —   Malmö, Sweden

We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

24th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium — May 13-14, 2020 — Omaha, NE

  24th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium   —   May 13-14, 2020   —   Omaha, NE

Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC) is again hosting the 24th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium to be held May 13 & 14,

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Agricultural Relations Council Scholarship and Internship hosted by Charleston|Orwig DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 and February 21, 2020

(Agricultural Relations Council)  The annual Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Charleston|Orwig Scholarship is open and accepting applications until March 15.  Each year, one college

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Request for Comment: Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2018 DEADLINE: March 13, 2020

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2018 is available for public review.

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Venture Summit West — March 23-24, 2020 — Santa Clara, CA

  Venture Summit West   —   March 23-24, 2020   —  Santa Clara, CA

We will be featuring a dedicated Cleantech Track at the 8th Annual Venture Summit | West being held on March

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

South Dakota’s First Dairy Renewable Natural Gas Project under Construction

(Brightmark/NGV Journal) Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Sandals Runs Successful Biodiesel Pilot Project in Saint Lucia

(Saint Lucia News Online) Following the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Bio Based Aviation and Marine Fuels Summit — February 27, 2020 — Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

  Bio Based Aviation and Marine Fuels Summit   —   February 27, 2020   —   Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

The global aviation and shipping sectors have set significant emission reduction targets to achieve by 2050 but how are they

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

EPA Consulting White House over Biofuel Waiver Program: Source

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking White House guidance on the future of its controversial biofuel

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

IEA Bioenergy to Launch a New Report on the Potential for Advanced Biofuels Cost Reduction

(IEA Bioenergy) Bioenergy already plays an important role in the global energy economy, and its expanded use is a critical element

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Global Ag Commodities – from Crops to Food: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Multi-Slide Guide to ADM’s Oilseeds, Carbs, Nutrition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Archer Daniels Midland manages 10% of global ag commodity volumes, is the largest corn processor

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Become World’s 1st Carbon Neutral Airline

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Georgia arrives news that starting March 1st, Delta is making a $1 billion commitment over

February 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Announces Release of Complete Suite of TSCA Tutor™ Regulatory Training Courses Online and On-Demand

(Bergeson & Cempbell)  B&C Launches TSCA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Training Courses: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the

February 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Australian Clean Energy Summit — July 14-15, 2020 — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  Australian Clean Energy Summit   —   July 14-15, 2020   —   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Australian Clean Energy Summit is the peak gathering of leaders driving Australia’s energy transformation. The two-day conference brings together

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Larger than Previously Believed: Study

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill) The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was approximately 30 percent larger than previously thought, according to a

February 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Commentary: New York Must Adopt Technology-Neutral Fuel Standard

by Tristan R. Brown    (Times Union)  …The state’s transportation sector, which currently is responsible for 46 percent of its

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Minister Wants Bio-Ethanol Plant Expedited

(The Tribune)  After the matter was highlighted in The Tribune a few days back, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

FORGE Announces Investment from Shell Ventures and Valent Low-Carbon Technologies — FORGE Builds Biofuel Production Plant in Ontario

(FORGE Hydrocarbons/Globe Newswire)  FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp (“FORGE”), a Canadian biofuel start-up, announces an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on

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Catalytic Conversion at 93% Reduced Cost: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass’ Sustainable Jet Fuel from Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass had 300x scale-up in 12 months and increased liquid hydrocarbon yields from 36% to

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

The Competitive Edge: Sustainable Technologies srl

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Sustainable Technologies is active in the niche of R&D on fermentative processes. The company

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7 New Changes in USDA Biorefinery Funding Opportunities – Now is the Time to Take Advantage

by Cynthia Thyfault (Global Biofuture Solutions) The USDA Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, also known as the

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Brown Grease Separation Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greasezilla’s FOG – Fats, Oils, Greases to Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yuck! There’s a $25 billion grease problem, from the underground blob in the U.K. to

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Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Depends on How You Cook the Books

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I think the recent report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Are Electric Vehicles

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Brightmark to Build Dairy RNG Project in South Dakota

(Brightmark Energy/Biomass Magazine) Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced Feb. 5 that it has signed a manure

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El Dorado Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Dumping Industrial Wastewater in Stockton Sewer System

(U.S. Department of Justice) Jeremiah Young, 38, of El Dorado, pleaded guilty today to unlawful discharge of industrial wastewater, U.S. Attorney

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Newport Biodiesel Earns EPA Recognition for Recycling Toxic Waste

by Nancy Lavin (Providence Business News) Even clean energy has some dirty byproducts.  For Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company that converts used

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TATA Projects Wins Order for Bioethanol Plant in India

(Biofuels International)  Indian infrastructure company TATA Projects has received an order from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for its second-generation

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

UbraBio: Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Role of Biofuels in the National Politics of Decarbonization — May 7, 2020 — Goiás, Brazil

  UbraBio: Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Role of Biofuels in the National Politics of Decarbonization   —   May 7, 2020   —   Goiás, Brazil

Biodiesel, bioquerosene e HVO: o papel dos biocombustíveis na política nacional de descarbonização  —  How biofuels can contribute to the national

February 13, 2020 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Debottlenecking Biorefineries – Solutions for Economic Feasibility — February 25, 2020

  WEBINAR:  Debottlenecking Biorefineries – Solutions for Economic Feasibility   —   February 25, 2020

Efficiency and productivity can be greatly improved by successfully debottlenecking the bio-refinery process. In this new webinar, experts from Europe,

February 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy Initiative Forum — March 25, 2020 — Washington, DC

  Bioeconomy Initiative Forum   —   March 25, 2020   —   Washington, DC

(U.S. Department of Energy) The purpose of the Bioeconomy Initiative Forum is to share the great progress to date on

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Fracking Ban Hits House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Darren Soto led the introduction of a nationwide fracking ban,

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Receives RFA Industry Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) with the 2020 Industry Award at the 25th annual National

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The World Is Running Short of Sugar and Top Buyer Wants More

by Yoga Rusmana and Eko Listiyorini  (Bloomberg)  Just as the world’s top sugar traders forecast a global shortage of the

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(American Banker)  Banks in corn country are worried the once booming ethanol business has reached its peak as profits have been

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Biodiesel Research Unity Commissions 380L Biodiesel Processing Machine

(University of Botswana) The University of Botswana Biodiesel Research Unit in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) has commissioned a

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by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters) The world’s largest plant to process sugarcane, Brazil’s Sao Martinho mill in Pradopolis, Sao Paulo state,

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Third Tender for Storage Aid Concludes, EU Calls for Patience

(Olive Oil Times)  With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil

February 13, 2020 Read Full Article

NextChem’s Portfolio Will Include a New HVO Technology (Renewable Diesel) Focus on US Market

(NextChem) NextChem, the company of Maire Tecnimont Group focused on the Energy Transition, will cooperate with Saola Energy to license a

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Bringing Algal Biofuel Production to Scale: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biocrude Production in Advanced Photobioreactor-Based Biorefinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Everyone wants more productive algal strains – but how do you get them? Can you advance

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We all will die eventually, but one burial-garment designer and one bioengineer are thinking of future

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New Study: Despite Policy Challenges, Ethanol Industry Significantly Benefited Economy in 2019

(Renewable Fuels Association) Policy obstacles—especially ongoing trade disputes and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s granting of RFS compliance waivers to dozens

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