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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 7, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

A crude oil refinery in North Dakota is working on repurposing to make renewable diesel instead of  petroleum fuel.  Destin Singleton, an Andeavor spokeswoman explained that the proposal builds on a pilot project at the refinery that processes vegetable oil and Bakken crude to create a 5 percent renewable diesel blend. The repurposed facility will process only vegetable oil feedstocksREAD MORE



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CALL FOR PAPERS 7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
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CALL FOR PAPERS 7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Cologne, Germany     DEADLINE:  October 31, 2018

Topics: Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation and Proteins ++

Meet the leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world ++ More than 200 leading international experts in CO2 utilization and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference

More and more stakeholders are interested in CCU’s fast-moving, industry-driven innovation area. Several companies showed their interest on getting involved into this field and a lot of pilot, demonstration and even commercial plants were planned and built in the last twelve months. In addition, the political framework conditions for CCU have also improved considerably in recent months: The new version of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which will apply from 2020, opens the doors for all CO2 uses, including the use of industrial exhaust gases for all types of fuels. There are also discussions at the highest political level in the Emission Trading System (ETS) about recognising CO2 use. Great visions become a real potential!

Leading players will showcase enhanced and new applications using CO2 as feedstock. The main topics of the conference are the new political framework, renewable energy and hydrogen production, artificial photosynthesis, carbon capture technologies as well as CO2-based fuels for transport and aviation, chemicals and polymers as well as mineralisation and proteins.

 

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You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Hand in your application here as soon as possible.

You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments until end of October. Please bear in mind that all participants are experts and specialists within this field. The time for presentations will be about 20 minutes READ MORE



QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 7, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

A crude oil refinery in North Dakota is working on repurposing to make renewable diesel instead of  petroleum fuel.  Destin Singleton, an Andeavor spokeswoman explained that the proposal builds on a pilot project at the refinery …

Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course — October 24-25, 2018 — University Park, PA
August 13, 2018 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course   —   October 24-25, 2018   —   University Park, PA

Organized by: Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, with generous support from the Northeast Sun Grant program.
About the Event
Biochar and torrefied biomass represent two dramatic oportunities for energy and product development …

Globe Capital: Financing the 21st Century — February 27-28, 2019 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 13, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Globe Capital: Financing the 21st Century   —   February 27-28, 2019   —   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GLOBE Capital:  The Nexus of Financial Markets and Business Strategy for the 21st Century.
Despite committed demand of over $60 Trillion and numerous government and market signals, money is not being invested at the speed or scale …

Spanish Collaboration Will Develop More Renewable Gas Projects
August 13, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Director General for Industry, SMEs, Commerce and Crafts of the Government of Aragón Jesús Sánchez Farraces and Enagás’ CEO Marcelino Oreja have signed an agreement at Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón by which Enagás seeks …

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2018 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards Poster Competition! DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
August 13, 2018 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) Female undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers currently undertaking research in clean energy are invited to apply! Entrants with the most compelling posters will be invited to attend the …

Wisconsin Dairy Farm Will Produce Biogas to Power Californian Fleets
August 13, 2018 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)   Wisconsin-based Ponderosa Dairy has partnered with … DTE Energy and Rev LNG LLC to break ground on a state of the art natural gas processing facility at the Pagel Farm in Kewaunee. The …

Complex Networks Identify Genes for Biofuel Crops
August 13, 2018 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy Newswise)  Systems biology leads the way to exascale computing on Summit supercomputer. —  … To improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in …

Mr. President, Don’t Support Any ‘Deal’ That Undermines the RFS
August 13, 2018 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Real Clear Energy)  … The ethanol industry wants EPA to remove a regulatory barrier to higher ethanol blends. In exchange, the refining industry wants to sunset the Renewable Fuel Standard. Late in …

Hubbell Wants More Support for Farmers Hurt by Trade War
August 13, 2018 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Rod Boshart (Sioux City Journal)  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell called out Gov. Kim Reynolds Saturday for not taking a more-aggressive public stance on behalf of Iowa farmers and rural interests being hurt by President …

Researchers Discover How to Protect Yeast from Damage in Biofuel Production
August 13, 2018 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Chris Barncard  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel.
Researchers from the …

Colorado’s Alternative Energy Economy Boosted by Wind and Biofuels
August 13, 2018 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Aldo Svaldi (Denver Post)  Advanced energy job gains slowed last year, but should recover in 2018  —  
Mention alternative energy, and rooftop solar panels and electric vehicles may come to mind. But in Colorado, a disproportionate …

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel
August 13, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil, into renewable diesel fuel. The …

Strategic Progress: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes
August 13, 2018 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes is a world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, the company supplies innovations to the world’s leading companies across 40 markets. Best known for …

BioRenewable Deployment Consortium Fall Forum — October 9-10, 2018 — Raleigh/Durham, NC
August 13, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
BioRenewable Deployment Consortium Fall Forum  —   October 9-10, 2018   —   Raleigh/Durham, NC

In addition to a full panel of speakers on Tuesday, October 9, we will be touring Velocys’ pilot facility co-located at TRI’s Advanced Development Center on Wednesday morning, October 10.  This pilot facility includes the …

From Food Waste to Biobased
August 13, 2018 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer of …

Peak Oil: Is History Repeating Itself, Again?
August 13, 2018 – 11:59 am | No Comment

(Energy Today/OilPrice.com)  In 2002, oil prices were hovering around $20 per barrel and then rose almost continuously until mid-2008 when the price of a barrel of oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit an intraday …

Farmers Crowd in to Hear Minnesota Governor Candidates
August 10, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Don Davis (Forum News Service/Fairbault Daily News)  Minnesota’s five major governor candidates bent over backwards to show they are on farmers’ side during the first forum with them all.

Farmers and agri-business people were eager to …

California NGV Coalition, Optimistic about Alternative Fuel Legislation
August 10, 2018 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(CNGVC/NGV Journal)  As the California Legislature reconvenes for its final 2018 session, the California NGV Coalition (CNGVC) has high hopes for legislation benefiting alternative fuels industries. One bill—AB 2061, which supports clean trucks—is likely to pass …

European Research Project Will Start Hydrogen Production in Iceland
August 10, 2018 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Icelandic geothermal power utility ON Power has announced it will start the experimental production of hydrogen at its Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, near Reykjavik. The project is a European research project in collaboration with …

Frustration Brews in the Ethanol Industry
August 10, 2018 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Dan Looker (Successful Farming) Lawsuits and EPA petitions are in the works.  —  … “I would say the status quo right now is unacceptable for the industry,” says Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “If …

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes
August 10, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is turned into biogas, the smells, …

Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough in Queensland Could Fire up Massive New Export Market
August 10, 2018 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC News)  Two cars powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia will be tested in Brisbane today thanks to a Queensland breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say could turn Australia into a renewable energy superpower.

For …

31st Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference — August 15-17, 2018 — Minneapolis, MN
August 10, 2018 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis.
“We think Grit Wins really encompasses the courage and resolve that ACE members have exhibited …

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip
August 10, 2018 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(AgNewsWire) The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association is bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering …

How the Global Heatwave Is Harming Agriculture Today and Creating Problems for the Bio-Economy Tomorrow.
August 10, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Tom Joslin (Bio-Based World News)  … Few of you will have escaped the heatwave that seems to have enveloped most of the northern hemisphere. Soaring temperatures exceeding 46°C have been recorded in Alvega, Portugal, while seventeen …

Gevo Discusses Future Expansion Plans for Luverne Plant Site
August 10, 2018 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “During the quarter we made very good progress in restructuring our balance sheet and on the business development front by securing our first commercial off-take agreement for our renewable …

California Drivers Pay Growing Cost for Climate Program
August 10, 2018 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  A California program to fight climate change may now add more to the cost of gasoline than the state gas-tax increase that many voters want to repeal.
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard, designed …

Duke Students Break Guinness World Record for Fuel Efficiency with Hydrogen Fuel Cell
August 10, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Guinness World Records confirms Duke Electric Vehicles has unseated Swiss team for new record  —  Duke Engineering is now the official home of the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history, a hydrogen fuel cell car …

Roban Welcomes National Fuels Policy
August 10, 2018 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(The Royal Gazette)  The National Fuels Policy of Bermuda has been approved and is available for the public to review.
It provides guidelines the Bermuda Government would like to see to direct the island’s fuels sector …

IPTEC and USEK Signing an MOU on the Installation of a Pilot Plant for the Production of Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO)
August 10, 2018 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(IPT Group)  The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, signed an MOU to install a pilot plant for …

Pohl & Holmes Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
August 10, 2018 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(Neste US Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Pohl & Holmes Inc., a Hughson, California-based almond hulling and shelling services provider, recently switched their vehicles to running exclusively on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
Pohl & Holmes provides California almond growers with …

The Arid West Moves East, with Big Implications for Agriculture
August 10, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Joe Wertz (NPR/StateImpact Oklahoma)  The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map that divides the North American continent into arid Western regions and humid Eastern regions is …

HAPPY WORLD BIOFUEL DAY! World Bio-Fuel Day 2018 Observed Globally
August 10, 2018 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

World Biofuel day to be observed on 10th August 2018
The World Bio-Fuel Day was observed across the world on August 10, 2018 with an aim to create awareness about non fossil-fuels (green fuels).
The day highlights the …

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi
August 10, 2018 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said biofuels will help boost farm income, aid India’s energy security and create jobs, …

European Drought Increases Ethanol Feedstock Costs but Also Boosts Dried Distillers Grains Prices
August 10, 2018 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global Platts)  The hot and dry weather that has swept across Northwest Europe over the summer months has seen grains prices skyrocket but has also increased demand for animal feed, including dried distillers …

Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program DEADLINES: October 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019
August 10, 2018 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business-Cooperative Service/Federal Register)  This Notice announces the solicitation of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (the Program) to provide guaranteed loans to …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group
August 10, 2018 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of …

Edible Cutlery, Organic Burial, Spider Silk for Football Helmets & Hearing Aids, Bellybutton Bacteria, Elon Musk Biobased Surfboards: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 8th
August 10, 2018 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

Pacific Ethanol Completes Solar Power Project at Madera Ethanol Plant
August 9, 2018 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ethanol/Globe Newswire)  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), announced today the completion of a 5-megawatt solar power system at its 40 million gallon capacity per year ethanol plant in Madera, California. The system is online and …

Colorado Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme
August 9, 2018 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice) A Colorado business owner pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to impair and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for his role in a $7.2 million renewable fuel tax credit scheme, announced Principal …

Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Central New York — August 21, 2018 — Syracuse, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:13 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Central New York    —   August 21, 2018   —   Syracuse, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Central New York — August 21, 2018 — Syracuse, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:10 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Central New York   —   August 21, 2018   —   Syracuse, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Western New York — August 16, 2018 — Williamsville, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:08 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Western New York    —   August 16, 2018   —   Williamsville, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Western New York — August 16, 2018 — Williamsville, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:05 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Western New York   —   August 16, 2018   —   Williamsville, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

18th International Sugar and Ethanol Conference — October 29-30, 2018 — São Paulo, Brazil
August 9, 2018 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
18th International Sugar and Ethanol Conference   —   October 29-30, 2018   —   São Paulo, Brazil

The 18th International Sugar and Ethanol Conference, to be held on October 29th and 30th, is one of the major events in the global sugar and ethanol schedule. The focus will remain on rendering value to market content, spreading …

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies
August 9, 2018 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels derived from petroleum.
The passing of …

The Horticulture Industry’s Age Problem Is Bigger than You Think
August 9, 2018 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) … And to state something so apparent it seems forgotten: Everyone needs plants. Plants feed us, oxygenate us, heal us, shade us and clothe us. Plants are the stuff of …

Oil’s Relentless Price Climb Brings Advanced Biofuels Back in Vogue
August 9, 2018 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For several years now we have seen a significant number of players pivoting from biofuels towards smaller but higher-value markets in chemicals, nutrition,  nutraceuticals, pharma, materials, flavorings, fragrances, cosmetics and more. We’ve …

Working Paper: “Gaps and Research Demand for Sustainability Certification and Standardization in a Sustainable Bio-Based Economy in the EU”
August 9, 2018 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants) The English-language working paper analyzes the current state of sustainability certification and standardization in the bio-based economy with the help of a comprehensive secondary analysis supplemented by …

Making Crude Oil from Paper Pulp? Vertoro Creates This ‘Green Gold’
August 9, 2018 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Olga Koltsova (Innovation Origins)  Vertoro is Spanish for “Green Gold“. The founders clearly had their end product in mind when they started thinking of a brand name. Vertoro, a spin-off from The Chemelot Institute for Science & …

Trump Admin Sees Grim Climate Outcome in Car Rule
August 9, 2018 – 8:52 am | No Comment

by Zack Colman and Scott Waldman (E&E News) The last time carbon dioxide levels hit the mark the Trump administration envisions for the end of the century, crocodiles roamed the poles and palm trees existed where glaciers …

The EnergyPath toward Renewables
August 8, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) EnergyPath.  It’s like nothing else. Funded by a lawsuit settlement more than a decade ago, EnergyPath has become the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and …

GAF 2018: From Precision Farming to Fuel Cell Challenges
August 8, 2018 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Laís F. Thomaz*(Advanced Biofuels USA) The Global Agribusiness Forum event took place on July 23 and 24 2018 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil, and brought together leaders from more than 60 …

Alberta Invests in New Clean Technology Challenge
August 8, 2018 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Alberta)  The Alberta government and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are encouraging biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation innovators to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases.
Up to $70 million is available …

Emerging Markets for Ethanol Discussed at USGC Meeting in Denver
August 8, 2018 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a global trade environment challenged by tariffs and tensions, emerging markets for grains and ethanol provided a bright spot for U.S. farmers, agribusinesses and industry officials at the U.S. Grains …

Pöyry Awarded EPC Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion in Finland
August 8, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Pöyry/Biomass Magazine)  Gasum Ltd has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for Topinoja biogas plant expansion project in Turku, Finland. The work will be carried out between May 2018 and …

McCaskill Visits Biofuel Plants in Missouri on Primary Day
August 8, 2018 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Andy Banker (KPLR11)  Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri.
“Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour MidAmerica Biofuels in Mexico, Missouri.
It was …

Lifecycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corncob Ethanol in China
August 8, 2018 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Yu Wang, Ming‐Hsun Cheng, Mark Mba Wright (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  Converting corncobs into fuel ethanol is different from converting stover because cobs have higher hemicellulose and lower lignin than stover. Current research provides life‐cycle assessments …

Hawaiian Diving Adventures, Which Offers Scuba Diving on Oahu, Uses Custom Built Dive Boat that Runs on Bio-Diesel Fuel
August 8, 2018 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Crossroads Today/Hawaiian Diving Adventures)  Hawaiian Diving Adventures is Proud to Offer the Only “Green” Diving Experience in Oahu  —  The founders of Hawaiian Diving Adventures, a company that offers scuba diving on Oahu, are pleased to announce …

Catalysts for Better Biofuel Production
August 8, 2018 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(CORDIS/Phys.Org)  … The EU-funded FASTCARD project used two different routes to meet European commitments to the production of advanced biofuels. The first involved the ‘liquefaction’ of biomass and is the closest to competing economically with fossil fuels, while …

Inventure Renewables, Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra Announce Agreement to Build New Plant
August 8, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Inventure Renewables/PR NewsWire) Facility in Taizhou, China Will Process Waste from Soybean Processing into High Value Oleochemicals  — Inventure Renewables has announced an agreement with Wilmar International and Desmet Ballestra Group to begin construction on a …

100% Carbon to Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs
August 8, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon to added ethanol production, boosting …

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?
August 8, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of the municipal, industrial, agricultural and …

Expert Opinion on… CORSIA: The Potential Impact on the SAF Market
August 8, 2018 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Karlijn Arts (SkyNGR Market Update)  Recently new decisions were made in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Karlijn Arts, who started at SkyNRG as …

Expert opinion on… 1% SAF mandate Norway
August 8, 2018 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Theye Veen (SkyNGR Market Update)  The challenges and feasibility of the intended mandate  —  As you may have heard, the Norwegian government will discuss a mandate of 1% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all international and domestic …

New Approach Derives Hydrogen from Algae
August 8, 2018 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Elizabeth Montalbano (Design News)  Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have discovered a novel way to develop biofuel from green algae.  —  …One of the most promising alternatives has been molecular hydrogen, which provides carbon-free …

S & P Global Eye on Brazil — August 21-23, 2018 — Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil
August 7, 2018 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
S & P Global  Eye on Brazil   —   August 21-23, 2018   —   Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

Unveiling the dynamics of Brazilian markets  —  Experts from all areas of S & P Global will come together to present a comprehensive perspective on the financial, commodity, energy and risk markets.
Participate in one or all …

Brief Thoughts on the 2018 Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (July 16-19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA)
August 7, 2018 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by Craig Laufer* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After hearing from many speakers at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, one recurring theme from the sessions I attended was the application of digital biology, synthetic biology …

North Dakota Refinery Seeks to Become Renewable Diesel Plant
August 7, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(My Plainview)  The owner of a small crude oil refinery in North Dakota is seeking to convert the facility to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel instead of continuing to make petroleum.
The Andeavor Dickinson Refinery applied …

Significant Environmental Milestone for Mississippi Project
August 7, 2018 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(Velocys)  The USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Mississippi biorefinery.  
Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

Why Hasn’t the US Put a Price on Carbon Yet?
August 7, 2018 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Hugh C. Welsh (Real Clear Energy)  It’s time to rethink how our country approaches carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil fuels. Right now, we know that the release of CO2 damages the …

Leahy among Lawmakers Taking Farm Bill to Conference
August 7, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(WCAX)   Both houses of Congress have passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that affects farmers around the country.
Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, will …

With Trade War, Farmer Support for Trump Erodes Sharply
August 7, 2018 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Abbott (Fern’s Ag Insider)  One-in-seven farmers who voted for President Trump in 2016 would not vote for him today, according to a poll released on Monday. The escalating trade war was the leading cause …

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme
August 7, 2018 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS).
The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster, Wiltshire is run by Malaby Biogas …

New Mexico Natural History Museum Launches Online Game to Grow Algae for Biodiesel
August 7, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New Mexico, the state’s Museum of Natural History and Science has launched an online exhibition called Bio-AI that allows users to grow an algae crop—or fail and lose the crop—using an …

Building Commercialization Partnerships: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
August 7, 2018 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar …

Lessons on the Road to GoBig: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to POET-DSM Cellulosic Ethanol
August 7, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November we reported that POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company has solved the critical challenge in …

To Kill Climate Rule, EPA Wants to Redefine Danger of Soot
August 7, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Niina Heikkinen (E&E News)   Whether it’s in haze-shrouded cities, plumes of car exhaust or even clear skies, fine particle pollution can be found just about everywhere in the United States.
… Exposure to fine particles is linked …

Oil’s Well?
August 7, 2018 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Poltico’s Morning Energy) Does the world have enough oil to go around if 2.5 million barrels of Iranian petroleum is put behind a wall of U.S. sanctions? That’s the questions oil traders …

A Factory No Bigger than a Molecule, Now Producing Fuels, Chemicals and Materials
August 7, 2018 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team from Switzerland has come up with a black box the size of a molecule, and inside that box they can generate the precursors for fuels, pesticides and face creams with astonishing …

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG
August 7, 2018 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas research.
The two entities will …

Biomass, Biomass and More Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Billion Ton Report, Vol. 1
August 6, 2018 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Energy’s Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy says that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $40 or less per ton by 2040, and 1 …

When Markets Misbehave, Send the Marines! (World Governments Get a Case of Bioeconomy Interventionitis)
August 6, 2018 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms altered via genome editing are GMOs and subject to GMO regulation in Europe, including warning labels for foods. 
And in the US, President …

How Is CAAFI Engaging with Emerging Companies, and What Early-Stage Pathways Should SAJF Stakeholders Be Aware of?
August 6, 2018 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative) … Feedstocks:
The companies are pursuing various feedstock categories, including algae, cellulosics, lipids, sugars, oilseeds, tall oil residue, and sugars. Most of the companies were only pursuing one feedstock category, with only …

Scientists Figured Out How to Use London’s Huge Fatbergs for Good
August 6, 2018 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Yasmin Tayag (Inverse)  Who says a rock-solid grease clot has to be a bad thing?  —  … The new Water, Air, & Soil Pollution paper shows how future Fatty McFatbergs (that’s what Brits named the biggest one) can be used to churn …

Montana’s (bio) Materials Maestros: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Blue Marble Biomaterials
August 6, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to Blue Marble’s coordinates in the bioeconomy star-field, think advanced flavorings made from seemingly impossible materials. Most recently we reported that Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis this past summer released …

Plastics Proliferation Transitioning to Bioplastics Boost
August 6, 2018 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations and bans in Western Europe. …

Renewable Carbon is Key to a Sustainable and Future-Oriented Chemical Industry
August 6, 2018 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(nova-Institute)  The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on the future of chemistry. 
The chemical …

Corn-ering the Market
August 6, 2018 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(Advantage News)  Passersby can’t help but notice the 12-foot tall corn growing in front of The NCERC  (National Corn To Ethanol Research Center) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Park.
SIUE students are working the “Feedstock Diversity …

New Membrane Technology May Aid Biofuel Production
August 6, 2018 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine) Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes –double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. Creating two distinct “faces” on …

USGC Explores Potential Ethanol Demand in Chile and Argentina
August 6, 2018 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) traveled to both countries in June to investigate their …

Brazil Mills Put Premium on Ethanol Output, Idle Some Sugar Units
August 6, 2018 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Brazilian cane mills will continue to prioritize ethanol production over sugar output well into the next crop season as high oil prices boost demand for the biofuel, millers and consultants said.
Even with sky-high …

Finally, Progress for Port
August 6, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(NewsPressNow.com)  From 2001 to now, multiple government entities spent at least $4 million developing and upgrading the facilities of the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority. And for what?
Well, for starters, for exactly what occurred last week …

Florida Posts Harmful Algal Bloom Management Grant Information
August 6, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Florida Department of Environmental Protection)  On July 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms (HABs) caused by Lake …

The Future of Electric Vehicles Lie in the Sourcing of Lithium and Cobalt for Batteries
August 6, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Vishnu Rajamanickam  (Freight Waves)  … But unless the manufacturing process and the raw material sourcing is regulated and stabilized, it would be hard to sell EVs to the larger middle-class populace.
This is because the on-road price …

Sweet Sorghum Complementing Ethanol Production in Sugar Mills
August 3, 2018 – 8:14 pm | No Comment

(ICRISAT)  To help the government achieve the national ethanol blending targets of 20% by 2017, private sugar mills and the public sector research institutes are collaborating with ICRISAT to identify and test sweet sorghum varieties suitable …

Indonesia to Enhance Strategic Partnership with Boeing
August 3, 2018 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

 (ANTARA News) The Trade Ministry seeks to enhance strategic partnerships with the US, including with the world`s largest aircraft manufacturer Boeing, which is expected to be mutually beneficial to both parties.
Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita visited …

German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
August 3, 2018 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship program is targeted at recent university graduates from the U.S. and other countries who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience.
The fellowships give graduates the opportunity …

Diversification: FG to Boost Jatropha Production
August 3, 2018 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by O.C. Cluss (Daily Trust)  The Federal Government is to focus more on the development of jatropha production as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy, the Director-General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), …

Ethanol Fuel to Hit the Market
August 3, 2018 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Macharia Kamau (Standard Digital)  Oil marketing company Vivo Energy plans to scale up the sale of ethanol fuel for cooking to low-income households. Vivo Energy, which operates Shell-branded petrol stations, hopes to grow revenue in the …

Braskem Launches Renewable EVA Derived from Sugarcane
August 3, 2018 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Moore (Plastics Today)  Brazilian resin supplier Braskem has introduced an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer derived from sugarcane. The first application of the material is in a flip-flop footwear product developed by San Francisco-based …

Montauk Energy Strikes Biogas Deal with US Dairy Farm
August 3, 2018 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Steyn (Buisness Live)  Government incentives spur the JSE-listed firm to transform cow manure into natural gas at dairy farm in California  —  JSE-listed Montauk Energy has struck a deal with a dairy farm in California …

GLTS Receives $160,000 Grant from Baker-Polito Administration for Clean Energy Program
August 3, 2018 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Greater Lawrence Technical School)  Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Technical School received a $160,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to implement a clean energy program as part of their STEAM curriculum.
GLTS …

Scientists Find New Methods to Control Bacterial Factories for Biotech Aims
August 3, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Igor Houwat and Andrew Hagen (Michigan State University)  The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has announced a breakthrough in manipulating miniature factories, found in bacteria, that hold much promise in the biotech field.
The factories, called expand iconbacterial …

IRFA Launches Online Resource for Those Seeking Biodiesel Experts
August 3, 2018 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the launch of a resource designed to make finding Iowa’s biodiesel experts easier than a Google search.
The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live …

The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation Programs
August 3, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The goal of the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation focus at the BioEnergy Technologies Office is to de-risk bioenergy production technologies through validated proof of performance at the …

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?
August 3, 2018 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant for the commercial evaluation of its BUTANOVA technology, a new biological process to produce n-butanol.
BUTANOVA …

Algal Biotechnology Research at Sheffield
August 3, 2018 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Jags Pandhal is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. His research involves biological resource recovery utilizing algae from landfill leachate …

California Schemin’
August 3, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Trump administration’s proposed freeze of vehicle fuel efficiency standards sought by the Obama administration and plan to end California’s power to enforce its own rules has placed the spotlight …

Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
August 3, 2018 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  At today’s (August 1, 2018) H2@ Scale project kickoff meeting in Chicago, EERE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Steven Chalk announced the release of a request for information (RFI) soliciting stakeholder feedback on opportunities …

Advancefuel 1st Stakeholder Workshop — September 20, 2018 — Gothenburg, Sweden
August 2, 2018 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Advancefuel 1st Stakeholder Workshop   —   September 20, 2018   —   Gothenburg, Sweden

The ADVANCEFUEL project organises this workshop aiming to discuss the newest project results with market players from the renewable transport fuel sector. The workshop will concentrate on the main barriers to the market roll out …

EPA Opens Door to Conversation about High Octane Fuels
August 2, 2018 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative)  After being one of the first to embrace and encourage high octane fuels as a solution for reducing emissions and improving air quality, the Urban Air Initiative is relieved to finally see octane …

LSX World Congress USA — October 10-11, 2018 — Boston, MA
August 2, 2018 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
LSX World Congress USA   —   October 10-11, 2018   —   Boston, MA

The LSX World Congress USA combines plenaries, workshops, panels, a two-track global investment showcase, fireside chats, therapeutic roundtables, an IPO bootcamp and one-to-one meetings to give life science companies everything they need to enable more …

95% of UK Cars Warrantied for E10 Use, Study Claims
August 2, 2018 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A major new report has presented evidence claimed to highlight unnecessary Government caution over a roll-out of E10 petrol in the UK.
The Unwarranted Caution report has been published by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol, …

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo — August 21-23, 2018 — Durham, NC
August 2, 2018 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo   —   August 21-23, 2018   —   Durham, NC

Discover the latest and greatest in sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation.
The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will …

Opportunity to Comment on 2018 Virginia Energy Plan DEADLINE: August 24, 2018
August 2, 2018 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Virginia Regulatory Town Hall/ Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy)  … The Plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for the energy policy of the Commonwealth over the next 10 years. It is being developed …

House Moves forward on Ethanol Reform, but No Bill Yet
August 2, 2018 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The House Energy and Commerce Committee is on course to create legislation to develop a national biofuel program that places consumers first, said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the Republican chairman …

New Biodiesel Recipe Can Cut Indonesia’s Fuel Imports: Industry Minister
August 2, 2018 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Gayatri Suroyo and Tabita Diela  (Reuters)  Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is offering incentives to developers of a new 100 percent palm oil-based “green diesel”, which the net oil importer hopes can replace costly …

Can Blue-Green Algae Be Used as Biofuel?
August 2, 2018 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Ross DiMattei (ABC-7)  Suspending freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee is only a temporary solution to the water quality issues in Southwest Florida.  —  You may have seen a proposal for a more permanent solution circulating …

More Support for Carbon Utilization in Congress
August 2, 2018 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This month the momentum for supporting technologies that put carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to good use got a boost in Congress with the introduction of the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of …

Deeper into the Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Billion Ton Report, Vol. 2
August 2, 2018 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy’s Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy says that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $40 or less per ton by 2040, and 1 …

10th ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit — October 2-3, 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland
August 2, 2018 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
10th ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit   —   October 2-3, 2018   —   Geneva, Switzerland

Join airlines, airports, ANSPs, manufacturers, suppliers, governments, NGOs and stakeholders for the 10th ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit!
Hear from speakers and experts on:

the future through the eyes of CEOs and millennials
sustainable mobility
progress towards achieving carbon-neutral …

Altfuels Iberia 2019: Sustainable Energies for the Land and Sea Transport — June 11-14, 2019 — Madrid, Spain
August 2, 2018 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Altfuels Iberia 2019: Sustainable Energies for the Land and Sea Transport   —   June 11-14, 2019   —   Madrid, Spain

Efforts to reduce the harmful effects on air quality produced by petroleum-based fuelscontinue throughout Europe . To this vital need is added the strategic objective of reducing dependence on oil in all energy uses. All this, as well …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Biomass Trade Europe Summit — February 20-21. 2019 — Rotterdam, The Netherlands DEADLINE: uncertain
August 2, 2018 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

ACI’ is pleased to announce the 4th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Europe Summit. The event will bring together senior executives and experts …

Biomass Trade Europe Summit — February 20-21. 2019 — Rotterdam, The Netherlands
August 2, 2018 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
Biomass Trade Europe Summit   —   February 20-21. 2019   —   Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ACI’ is pleased to announce the 4th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Europe Summit. The event will bring together senior executives and experts …

Pilot Sewage to Crude Oil Plant Gets $4 Million Funding
August 2, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  $4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude oil. According to a statement, …

Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories RFI Released RESPONSES DUE: September 14, 2018
August 2, 2018 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office issued a request for information (RFI) titled, Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories. Catalysts increase the rate of a chemical …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: uncertain
August 2, 2018 – 1:48 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE: uncertain

Comprehensive Market Analysis To Establish The Necessary Design Changes To The Existing Model
ACI’s 9th Energy Storage 2019 Conference will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January in Brussels, Belgium.
The conference will bring together senior representatives from European …

Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium
August 2, 2018 – 1:44 pm | No Comment
Energy Storage 2019   —   January 23-24, 2019   —   Brussels, Belgium

Comprehensive Market Analysis To Establish The Necessary Design Changes To The Existing Model
ACI’s 9th Energy Storage 2019 Conference will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January in Brussels, Belgium.
The conference will bring together senior representatives from European …

NNPC Pledges 5 Million Jobs With Bio-Fuels Soon
August 2, 2018 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(NTA)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti …

Belgium Urges Malaysia to Open Diplomatic Mission to EU to Lobby for Palm Oil
August 2, 2018 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the Belgian ambassador to Malaysia suggested the country set up a separate diplomatic mission in Brussels specifically to lobby the European Union’s 28 countries, especially on …

Cutting Bio-Project Costs via Supply Chain Standards: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Supply Chain Risk Standards
August 2, 2018 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, EcoStrat CEO Jordan Solomon announced the US Standards for Biomass Supply Chain Risk (BSCR) this year. This has been an ongoing 3 year USDOE/BETO project which we are leading …

Unwinding the Perverse Arithmetic of Scott Pruitt’s Small Refinery Exemptions to the RFS
August 2, 2018 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Biofuels Digest)  … Here, we untangle the opaque way (former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott) Pruitt rigged the system for his fossil fuel friends and what this means for the …

RFA: EPA Is Working on an E15 Rule
August 2, 2018 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Bob Dinneen, the outgoing CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told reporters Wednesday that he thinks EPA staff is working on a rule to allow year-round sales of 15 …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 2nd: Waste Plastics for Fuels and Sneakers, Eggs without the Chicken, 3D Printing, Algae-Based Ketchup Packaging, Green Funerals, Biodegradable Grills
August 2, 2018 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal
August 2, 2018 – 10:07 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and reduced emissions under 2021-2026 fuel …

The Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Proposed Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 COMMENTS DUE: TBD
August 2, 2018 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) propose to amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light …

Trump Administration to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Requirements
August 2, 2018 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Brady Dennis, Michael Laris and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive regulatory rollback likely to spur …

Bioenergy (Biofuels/Biomass) RFS Roundup: To Grow Cellulosic Fuel Volumes, Address Low Hanging Fruit in RFS Changes
August 1, 2018 – 8:29 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  On Wednesday July 25, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to educate members on the complexities of the compliance markets for biofuels, as Environment and …

We Can Feed the World if We Change Our Ways
August 1, 2018 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

(Lancaster University)  Current crop yields could provide nutritious food for the projected 2050 global population, but only if we make radical changes to our dietary choices, a new study shows.
Researchers from Lancaster University have analysed global …

New Approach to Trash Is Displacing Fossil Fuels
August 1, 2018 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern California’s natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester (HSAD) in Perris, California, that processes organic waste …

Global Climate Action Summit — September 12-14, 2018 — San Francisco, CA
August 1, 2018 – 7:20 pm | No Comment
Global Climate Action Summit   —   September 12-14, 2018   —   San Francisco, CA

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, …

FAO Offers CSA Sourcebook to Guide Policy Makers, Program Managers
August 1, 2018 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  A digitized sourcebook that offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is among a series of products put out by the UN Food …

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms
August 1, 2018 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate change. That’s according to a …

Soil Health Policy Resources Now Available: A Catalog of Academic, State Agency and Legislative Policies and Programs to Advance Soil Health
August 1, 2018 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(The Soil Health Institute/Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire)  Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies and legislative bodies. This catalog brings …

Biofuel Mandates in the EU by Member State in 2018
August 1, 2018 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Sabine Lieberz (US Department of Agriculture)  This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states. It supplements the EU-28 Biofuel Annual Report.
The 2009 EU Energy and Climate Change …

Map of over 500 European Biomethane Facilities
August 1, 2018 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) The European Biogas Association (EBA) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have collaborated on a comprehensive map of all known biomethane installations currently running in Europe. ‘European Biomethane Map 2018’ lists over 500 units on …

World’s Largest Liquid Biomethane Plant Completed
August 1, 2018 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The plant in Skogn, Norway built by Biokraft in collaboration with Norske Skog Skogn AS produces at full capacity 25M m3 of biogas per year that will be upgraded and liquified to be used in …

Wärtsilä to Acquire Puregas Solutions
August 1, 2018 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Wärtsilä/Biomass Magazine)  The technology group Wärtsilä has reached an agreement to acquire Puregas Solutions, the Sweden-based provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Puregas is a leading player in its field with subsidiary companies in Germany, Denmark, …

Listening Session for the Transportation and Climate Initiative — August 27, 2018 — Largo, Maryland
August 1, 2018 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Listening Session for the Transportation and Climate Initiative   —   August 27, 2018   —   Largo, Maryland

(Georgetown Climate Center)  On behalf of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in a Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 1 …