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Demanding Action: Youth Climate Activists Flooded Congressional District Offices

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Youth climate activists flooded congressional district offices around the country Tuesday at more than

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Free on-demand streaming of ABLC Global now Open for Viewing, Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device

(Biofuels Digest)  Watch ABLC Global presentations on BioChannelTV.  WATCH VIDEO

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Israeli Researchers Create Hydrochar from Human Waste

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Israel, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research have published a study in

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Plans Biofuel ‘Reset’ as Program Misses Congress’ Targets

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation’s

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Fiberight Now Expects Hampden Waste Plant to Start up in April, a Year after Scheduled Start

by Charles Eichacker (Bangor Daily News)  The company developing a state-of-the-art waste processing facility in Hampden says the project will probably

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

New Report Shows Global Link Between Pro-Innovation Policies and Biotech Advances

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/BusinessWire)  A study released today highlights strategies, policies and best practices that have been successful in creating an environment

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Reforms Must Prepare the UK Countryside for Climate Change and Ensure that Our Use of Land Supports Reduced Emissions

(Committee on Climate Change)  The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Chevron Granted Waiver from U.S. Biofuel Laws at Utah Plant – Source

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted oil major Chevron Corp a 2017 hardship waiver from U.S. biofuel

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Virtual NGO Making Waves with Online Petition against Palm Oil in Europe

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, virtual NGO SumOfUs has gathered nearly 75,000 signatures on a digital petition demanding the

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Antares and Innovations in Harvest, Pre-Processing of Herbaceous Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ANTARES has been assisting clients identify and use biomass resources since the company was founded and

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

A Fuel Value over $7.00 per Gallon, and Everyone’s Chasing It: The Birth of USA Bioenergy and the Surge in Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, we are now seeing project flow projecting a sustainable $7.63 price for renewable diesel

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Advanced Biofuels USA as You Shop

Do you want to help advocate for understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels? If yes, when you shop at

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis of High and Low Indirect Land-Use Change Definitions in European Union Renewable Fuel Policy

by Stephanie Searle & Jacopo Giuntoli (International Council on Clean Transportation)  The European Union (EU) will continue incentivizing the use of

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Rotten Fish to Help Power Hurtigruten Cruise Ships after Refit

by Ole Petter Skonnord (Reuters)  The Nordic region’s most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting,

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Biofuels Consumption at 4% for April 15-December 31, 2018 (Yes, You Read That Right)

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Department for Transport released biofuel consumption data for April 15 to December 31, 2018 based

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

CVEC, BioPro Seek Benson’s Support for Steam Energy Proposal on Portion of Fibrominn Property

by Tom Cherveny (West Central Tribune)  … And it’s steam that Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company wants. Friese (Chad Friese, general manager of

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Costa Rica’s State Refinery Will Start Mixing Gasoline with Ethanol as of May 2019

by Laura Alvarado  (Costa Rica Star) Costa Rica’s state refinery, RECOPE, announced they will be mixing the “super” gasoline with ethanol

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

NYC Fleet Expanding Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel Following Success Six-Month Trial

(NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services)  DCAS to Expand Use of 99% Petroleum-Free Renewable Diesel in City Vehicles  —  City Aims to

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anaergia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anaergia is the world leader in solving waste problems by recovering energy, water, and fertilizer from

November 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Beyond the Cow: ICYMI, BYND IPO PDQ, and Perfect Day AKA Muufri JDA w/ ADM, FYI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In New York and California this week, the nutrition side of industrial biotechnology —

November 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Plans to Nominate Andrew Wheeler, Former Coal Lobbyist, as EPA Chief

by Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)  President Trump said Friday that he intends to nominate former industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler

November 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Purple Bacteria Can Turn Human Waste into Clean Hydrogen Energy

(ResearchGate)  The new method reduces carbon emissions and turns wastewater treatment plants into green generators. A significant downside to wastewater treatment

November 19, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Renewable Fuel Pathway for Andersons Ethanol Facility

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Indiana, Andersons Clymers Ethanol LLC received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a pathway

November 19, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Breakthrough’ Harvesting Solution, Growing Market, Potential beyond Biodiesel – All Good Signs for Castor Oil’s Future

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  A ‘breakthrough’ mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants was developed by Evogene and agricultural equipment

November 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

by Brad Plumer (New York Times)  A new study published on Wednesday, however, found that better management of forests, grasslands and soils

November 19, 2018 Read Full Article

VNY to Become First to Offer GA Retail Jet Biofuel

by Curt Epstein (AIN Online)  In the wake of the multi-organizational release of the Business Aviation Guide to the Use of Sustainable

November 18, 2018 Read Full Article

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Publishes “Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization: Status and Research Needs”

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department

November 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Oil Demand under Growing Threat from Electric Cars, Cleaner Fuel

by Amanda Cooper (Reuters)  Oil demand seen peaking in 2040 at 106.3 mln bpd – IEA;  Demand forecast raised by over 1

November 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Is the Overlooked Giant of Decarbonization

by Graham Noyes (OurEnergyPolicy.org/Noyes Law Corporation)  In October, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reaffirmed the leading role that bioenergy continues to play in

November 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The 2018 Algae Biomass Summit: Tracing the Evolution of the Algae Industry and Its New Trajectories Forward

by Jenna Bloxom* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The kickoff of the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit in The Woodlands, TX, was awash

November 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Colorado’s Air Quality Regulators Adopt New Vehicle Emission Standards

(Sierra Club) New Standards Mean Cleaner Air and Less Money Spent at the Gas Pump  —   Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC)

November 17, 2018 Read Full Article

DuPont Will Repay $10.5 Million in State Incentives, under Approved Settlement

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) DuPont will give Iowa a big check — $10.5 million — after closing and selling

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for the Raphael Katzen Award DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

(Symposium on Biotechnology for Chemicals and Fuels)  Initiated in 2008, the Raphael Katzen Award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for the Charles D. Scott Award DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

(Symposium on Biotechnology for Chemicals and Fuels)  Initiated in 1995, the Charles D. Scott Award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for Bioeconomy Leadership Award DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

(Symposium on Biotechnology for Chemicals and Fuels)  The “Bioeconomy Leadership Award” is given on behalf of the SBFC community to

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Spanish Energy Companies Increase Efforts towards Renewable Gas Development

(Enagas/NGV Journal)  Enagás’ CEO Marcelino Oreja and Ence’s CEO Ignacio de Colmenares have signed an agreement to develop projects that aim

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Company Removing Nitrates from Water Using Algae

by Jon Vanderford (1011 Now)  The algae found in a lab at the University of Nebraska’s Beadle Center may hold the

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy: Decarbonise, Decentralise and Digitalise

Alan Brent (Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science)  … Where we haven’t reached consensus is what to

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

More RFS Exemption Requests Monroe Energy, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Want Full RFS Waiver

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer) Pennsylvania’s governor and state refining interests are putting pressure on EPA to grant waivers

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Plains Sheds Three Plants, Shutters Another and Offloads Storage and Rail Assets

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced sale of its three ethanol

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

One Molecule at a Time: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Amyris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For many people, a key question in the advanced bioeconomy continues to be: “what is Amyris

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

40 Mistakes That Will Kill a Proposal

by C.J. Evans (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest)  It is not enough to just have a game-changing idea, concept, or innovation. Nor is

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

BRAG: Call For Candidate Chemicals For Equivalency Determinations

(Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®))  Is your company engaged in Class 2 chemistries that are similar to existing

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

March for Science — May 4, 2019 — various locations

  March for Science   —   May 4, 2019   —   various locations

SAVE THE DATE  We turn our attention to the future of science advocacy. We’ll continue to advocate every day for equitable,

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Plant Based Summit — May 22-24, 2019 — Lyons, France DEADLINE: November 21, 2018

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Plant Based Summit — May 22-24, 2019 — Lyons, France   DEADLINE:  November 21, 2018

Plant Based Summit will launch its 5th edition in Lyon, with an even sharpened positioning on the innovation, the co-development

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Plant Based Summit — May 22-24, 2019 — Lyons, France

  Plant Based Summit   —   May 22-24, 2019   —   Lyons, France

Plant Based Summit will launch its 5th edition in Lyon, with an even sharpened positioning on the innovation, the co-development

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 25-26, 2020 — Washington, DC

  USA Science & Engineering Festival   —   April 25-26, 2020   —   Washington, DC

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle WEST COAST19 — April 1-4, 2019 — Portland, OR DEADLINE: December 10, 2018

  CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle WEST COAST19   —   April 1-4, 2019   —   Portland, OR    DEADLINE:  December 10, 2018

Accepting abstracts now for presentations on April 2-3, 2019.  BioCycle WEST COAST19 includes four tracks of sessions. Abstracts should be no longer than

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

6 Reasons Why This Tax Is a Crummy Way to Improve Illinois’ Roads and Bridges The So-Called Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Being Bandied about in Springfield Is the Wrong Tool to Address Illinois’ Transportation Challenges. Here’s Why.

by Howard Lerner (Crain’s Chicago Business/Environmental Law & Policy Center ) Current gas tax revenues are insufficient to meet Illinois’ infrastructure

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Calvera Supplies CNG Equipment to E.ON Biofor Sweden’s Station Network

(Gasnam/Calvera/NGV Journal)  The Calvera Industrial Group signed an important collaboration agreement with the Swedish company E.ON Biofor Sweden, division of the

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Cell Can Match the Performance of Platinum

(The Engineer)  Researchers in Germany have developed an enzyme-based biofuel cell that can match the performances of fuel cells made using

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Producers Call on Government to Implement B30 Biodiesel Policy

(Jakarta Post)  While the implementation of the 20 percent blended biodiesel ( B20 ) mandatory policy needs fine tuning, biodiesel producers want

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Air BP Invests in New Fuelling Infrastructure to Supply Bergen Airport, Norway

(BP) Air BP has invested in upgrades to its fuel infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway. The newly upgraded terminal, which

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G20 Nations Still Led by Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Report Finds

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Coal, oil and gas subsidies risking rise in global temperatures to 3.2C, well beyond agreed Paris

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

National Corn Growers Association, Environmental Defense Fund Partner to Improve Environment while Growing Profits

(Wallaces Farmer)  Environmental Defense Fund and National Corn Growers Association will engage in continuous improvements for water quality while strengthening yields 

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Can We Produce Enough Green Hydrogen to Save the World?

(FuelCellsWorks) … ‘Hydrogen and fuels derived (from it) is capable of reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels in the

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Extends Comment Period on RFS Information Collection Request New DEADLINE: December 13, 2018

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is extending the comment period on a previously announced information collection request

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Ask Federal Judge to Freeze U.S. Refinery Waiver Program

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge on Tuesday to force the U.S. Environmental Protection

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Near-Zero ROUSH CleanTech Engine Can Run on Renewable Propane

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  ROUSH CleanTech has announced that its 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour engine can operate on renewable

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

France Sets Out Plan to End ‘Imported Deforestation’

(France 24 with Reuters)  France set out plans on Wednesday to tackle deforestation around the world, saying it would look to

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

China Seen Importing US Ethanol via Alternative Routes Amid Trade War

by  Srijan Kanoi  (S&P Global Platts)  China has switched to importing US ethanol via alternative routes since the US-China trade war

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

It Might Be Giant: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose, American Process Style

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A few years back, Research & Markets startled the bio world when they projected that the “Nanocellulose

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

3D Printed Bio-Eyes, Biobased Surfactants, Duckweed’s Comeback, Cow Poop Fabric, Starch Algae Opp, Disney Goes Bio, Alt Tuna: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 14th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil Spent 1 Percent on Green Energy in 2018

by Ron Bousso (Reuters) Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy,

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Editorial: Iowa State Analysis Makes Clear the Trade Wars’ Damage to Ag Producers

(Omaha World-Herald)  A recent report from Iowa State University offers sobering findings that show why our country needs to resolve

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

5 Hard-to-Believe Renewable Energy Facts

by Maxx Chatsko (TMFBlacknGold/The Motley Fool) Renewable energy from wind and solar went from impossibly expensive to nearly 10% of American electricity

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

2019 Energy Innovation Seed Grant Announcement

(University of Maryland)  The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) is focused on translating university energy research into new clean energy

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

How Maryland Is Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay: LiveBIG 2018-19

(BTN Live BIG) With a specially-built algae growth system, University of Maryland researchers are scrubbing excess nutrients from Chesapeake Bay waters,

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

DuPont Biomaterials Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 – A Pre-competitive Innovation Program Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

(Benzinga/PR Web/DuPont)  Members collaborate to develop new opportunities and realize circular economy ambitions through knowledge sharing and networking — In another step

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Weaker RINs Lure Gasoline Shipping into US East Coast Ports: Sources

(Hellenic Shipping News)  A decline in the US obligation for biofuels has prompted an increase in imports from Canada and Europe

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Gets Go-Ahead for Testing

(Renovare Fuels)  UK-based technology company Renovare Fuels has been awarded support by Innovate UK for aviation fuel testing through the Sustainable

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Federal University of Goiás Holds an Event on the Impacts of Brazilian Biofuels Policy

by Bruno Roque and Jakeline de Oliveira * (University of Goiás/Advanced Biofuels USA)  The New Brazilian Policy for biofuels called

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Announces SBIR/STTR FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 Topics

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of last week’s posting of topic areas for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas: The Boost of Innovation on New Renewable Energies

by Cácia Pimentel* (Mackenzie University/Advanced Biofuels USA) The V Biogas Forum promoted by the Brazilian Association of the Producers of Biogas

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Publishes Updated Data on Sustainable Biofuel Supply

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Global n-Butanol Market 2017-2022 – Increasing Use of n- butanol as a Biofuel Gaining Momentum

(Globe Newswire/ResearchAndMarkets.com)  The “Global n-Butanol Market 2018-2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.  The global n-butanol market to grow at a CAGR of 4.72%

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fuel Causes Mechanical Issues for Three of Loyola’s Shuttles

(Loyola Phoenix (Chicago))  One of Loyola’s intercampus shuttles stopped running on the road, and another couldn’t drive faster than 20 miles

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Approved ROTA 2030 Amendment Enabling Incentives for Flex Hybrid Vehicles and Ethanol Powered Fuel Cells

(Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce)  Federal Deputy Arnaldo Jardim presented on November 6th, yesterday, amendment to Provisional Measure No. 843, which deals

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available

(Georgetown Climate Center)  In November 2017, member jurisdictions from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) began a public conversation inviting stakeholder input on

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Clariant, Neste Partner to Develop Biobased Industrial Solutions

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Corp. and specialty chemicals company Clariant have signed an agreement to partner in developing and

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

60 Organizations Sign Tax Extenders Letter to Congress

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

US to Conduct ‘Unprecedented Review’ of Biodiesel Import Duties

(National Biodiesel Board)  Changes to the trade decisions finalized earlier this year will cause ongoing harm to U.S. biodiesel companies  —  On

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Initiates CBE Project to Produce Bioethanol for CBD Extraction

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/Globe Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced commencing Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Is Increasingly Used to Meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Steve Hanson and Neil Agarwal (U.S. Energy Information Administration)  … Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy: New Ambitious Targets on Renewables and Energy Efficiency

(European Parliament)  32.5% increase in energy efficiency by 2030; Renewables must make up 32% of energy consumed by 2030; Push for second-generation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Activating the Right Bacteria: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 3Bar Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  3Bar Biologics’ Bio-YIELD uses naturally occurring microbes that are precisely matched to specific crops and soil

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Netherlands: Strategic Partnership Will Boost Biomethane Production

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  PitPoint clean fuels and Bio Rights BV, an eco-technology company that develops sustainable energy plants, have signed a letter

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Produces Methanol According to the Biomass Balance Approach

(BASF) Production with second generation renewable raw materials; Reduction of greenhouse gases by at least 50 percent; Independent certification of the process; Methanol: important

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Duckweed Takes off in Nutrition Space as Well as Biofuel and Bioenergy

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … We are talking about the green stuff that grows in ponds and floats on

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Readies Push for New Round of Ag Recommendations at COP24

(Solutions from the Land)  With the latest round of global climate talks set to take place in Katowice, Poland, in a

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota Touts New Ethanol Hybrid Technology, Laments Brazil Woes

by Leonardo Lara (Bloomberg)  Toyota’s new ethanol hybrid vehicle being developed in Brazil is exceeding all the manufacturer’s expectations, said Steve

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

European Parliament Approves REDII

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Nov. 13, the European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

American Biofuels Deserve Certainty

by Dan Kleiss (Morning Consult) … By all rights, that anti-biofuel campaign should have wrapped up in December 2016, when regulators dialed

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa Senator Says Expect Fewer Biofuel Waivers from Wheeler’s EPA

by Humeyra Pamuk (Reuters)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may issue fewer biofuel waivers to small refineries under Acting

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania Transport Laboratory Goes Fossil Free

(Scania/Yahoo!Finance)  Through its inhouse haulier, Scania demonstrates how carbon emission reductions by more than 95 percent can be achieved with existing

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Emails between the EPA and the oil industry show that EPA asked oil industry employees what test fuels they would

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

#Gasolinegate: EPA’s Role in Fair Gasoline Emissions Testing Draws Fire

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: IMO 2020 Series: Market Implications for a Fuel that Doesn’t Exist Yet — November 27 AND/OR 29, 2018

  WEBINAR: IMO 2020 Series: Market Implications for a Fuel that Doesn’t Exist Yet   —   November 27 AND/OR 29, 2018

Choose Between Two Regionally Focused Webinars… The global shipping world in 2020 will see a challenge no other petroleum-dependent industry has

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Etihad Airways and Tadweer to Study Recycling Household Waste into Jet Fuel

by Sarah Townsend (The National)  Research aims to explore how municipal waste can be converted into jet fuel  —  Etihad Airways, Abu

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Plant to Convert E-Waste into Biofuel to Be Made Operational Soon: Harsh Vardhan

(Economic Times)  Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday a plant to covert plastic waste into bio-diesel will soon be made operational

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

24th Annual Asia International Sugar Conference — December 4-6, 2018 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  24th Annual Asia International Sugar Conference   —   December 4-6, 2018   —   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Asia’s longest serving Sugar Conference and Exhibition comes to Vietnam with a shot in the arm! Co-located for the first

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Student Education and Activities at 2019 GC&E Conference and 9th Annual GSC Conference

  Student Education and Activities at  2019 GC&E Conference and 9th Annual GSC Conference

The 2019 GC&E Conference and 9th Annual GSC Conference provides a perfect venue to present your research, deepen your understanding

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Application for the Innovation Award for the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019“! DEADLINE: end of 2018

For the first time the Innovation Award for the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” will be granted at the conference “7th

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

California Clean Air Day — October 2, 2019 — California

  California Clean Air Day   —   October 2, 2019   —  California

California Clean Air Day is a multifaceted program that unites people to action. Individuals, companies, government entities and communities all pledge

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California Air Quality Awards — May 31, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA

  California Air Quality Awards   —   May 31, 2019   —   Los Angeles, CA

Join Coalition for Clean Air as we present our most prestigious honors at our signature California Air Quality Awards in

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2019 Toast to Clearing the Air — February 27, 2019 — Sacramento, CA

  2019 Toast to Clearing the Air   —   February 27, 2019   —   Sacramento, CA

Join Coalition for Clean Air in Sacramento for a lively conversation on strengthening California’s climate protection policies.  Sponsor an evening of

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemical Valley Positions Itself as the Home of the Country’s Emerging Bioeconomy

by Tim Lougheed (Chemical Institute of Canada)  …  Over the past decade, however, this neighbourhood has been evolving in response to

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS AND PAPERS: 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials — May 15-16, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: late December 2018

  CALL FOR POSTERS AND PAPERS: 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials — May 15-16, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany   DEADLINE: late December 2018

Bioeconomy: Evolution of the Bioeconomy: Survival of the Fittest? Learning from Success. Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies

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Application for the „Bio-based Material of the Year” 2019“ Award DEADLINE: late February 2019

For the 12th year in a row, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year” will be granted to the young,

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Report on the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium at Auburn University

by Leyla Battista-Channell*  (Advanced Biofuels USA) Auburn, Alabama: Home to the Auburn tigers, the “loveliest village on the plains,” and

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12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials — May 15-16, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

  12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials   —   May 15-16, 2019   —   Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Bioeconomy: Evolution of the Bioeconomy: Survival of the Fittest? Learning from Success. Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

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

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7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 20-21, 2019 — Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

  7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   March 20-21, 2019   —   Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

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

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Valero and Darling Ingredients Announce $1.1 Billion Plant Upgrade

(Biofuels International)  A major renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana is to expand capacity to 675 million gallons per year. This

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World Industrial Photobioreactor Challenge 2019

(National Algae Association)  The Challenge: To identify the best commercial algae cultivation systems on the market. With many different variations of algae

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

DIVERSITY TRAVEL GRANT AWARD: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 28-May 1, 2019 — Seattle, WA DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

  DIVERSITY TRAVEL GRANT AWARD: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 28-May 1, 2019 — Seattle, WA     DEADLINE:  December 7, 2018

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 28-May 1, 2019 — Seattle, WA DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 28-May 1, 2019 — Seattle, WA    DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 28-May 1, 2019 — Seattle, WA

  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals   —   April 28-May 1, 2019   —   Seattle, WA

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Broad Genome Analysis Shows Yeasts Evolving by Subtraction

by Chris Barncard  (University of Wisconsin–Madison)  An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an

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IPPCA Opposes Increase in Diesel Biofuel Component

by R.J.N. Ignacio (Business World)  THE Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) opposed the plan of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)

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ASU Teams Find New Ways to Harness CO2 to Reduce Biofuel Costs

(Arizona State University/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to

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Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility

(U.S. Department of Energy/Phys.Org)  … Researchers processed and experimentally measured ethanol production from five different herbaceous feedstocks. They examined two annuals

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ZSL Report Finds Palm Oil Companies’ Commitments Lacking

(Zoological Society of London)  World’s largest survey of palm oil producers and traders finds lack of assurance in tackling forest loss.  Zero-deforestation

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Hiring an Expert Witness in Bioeconomy Litigation

by Wayne Lee (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  In August 2017, I published an articlewhich focused on important things that attorneys involved

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Just in from ABLC: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Hot Technologies and Their Examples

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Each year at ABLC, we have had the great fortune to have in our opening panel

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Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the Buzz from ABLC Global 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It was, at times, not unlike the old trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade

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U.S. Ethanol Producers Feeling the Pinch from Trump Trade War

by Jarrett Renshaw, Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers drew a bleak picture of their industry in quarterly filings and analyst calls this

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Advice from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute: In the House, the key for biobased stakeholders will be 1) presenting

November 10, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Midterm Elections—Implications for the Bioeconomy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  And while the bioeconomy – biofuels, biobased products, chemicals, and more –

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Deal Inked for Biofuel Research

(The Hindu)  The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a three-year, Rs. 11 crore deal with The Energy and Research Institute

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APPA Claims Biofuel a Key Ingredient in Spain’s Energy Plan

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Even if the ambitious goal to reach five million electric vehicles in Spain by 2030 is fulfilled, the

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Business Plan Website Sets Eyes on Rolling out Biofuel Plans for Entrepreneurs

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, biofuels and other renewable energies appear to be the next target for “entrepreneurs” as BizPlanComplete.com

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California’s Ecology Switches 600 Trucks to Renewable Diesel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT Journal)  Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600

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Global Cooperation Forum: Towards a Common Preflight Checklist for the Biofuture Takeoff

(Biofuture Platform)  Relevant stakeholders gather within ABLC Global 2018 to discuss a “minimum checklist” of actions to create the right environment

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The Biofuture We Need: A Brief Video Introduction

(Biofuture Platform)  This short documentary film, prepared in partnership with BluOrange, presents an introduction to the main goals of the Biofuture

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AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa Sign Strategic Partnership & Equity Agreement to Accelerate Growth of the Microalgae Biotech Sector

(AlgaEnergy/Yokogawa/BusinessWire)  AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841), a

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New ethanolfacts.eu Website Launches

(ePURE)  Online resource answers common questions about renewable ethanol and sustainable biofuels  —   Ethanol Facts, a new online resource for information about

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Biobased Bridges, Carrot Concrete, Chicken-Feather Plastics, Edible Cottonseed, Nanofibers from Crabshell : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 7th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top

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