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Maine Legislator Turns up Heat on Ethanol Battle

by Eva Murray (Bangor Daily News)  ...Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, has been heading up an effort in the Maine Legislature to revisit ethanol and to encourage fuel suppliers to make a non-ethanol product available to Maine consumers. Timberlake hopes that

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Refiners' RFS Agenda Is to Stop Competition

by Bruce Dale (The Hill/Michigan State University)  The oil industry hopes to protect its control over America’s fuel supply by undermining renewable fuels. By confusing us with misleading claims and outright falsehoods, oil companies hope Congress will overlook the real

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Big Oil Hates Ethanol

by Michael Thede (Kearney Hub)  Letter to Editor:  Recent efforts by several members of Congress to dismantle the federal Renewable Fuel Standard are a direct attack on a domestic biofuels program that generates enormous benefits to our economy, energy security,

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National Associations Refuse Commission’s Proposal on iLUC

(Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables Biocarburantes - Spain; Associação Portuguesa de Produtores de Biocombustíveis - Portugal; Krajowa Izba Biopaliw - Poland; Renewable Energy Association – United Kingdom; Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie - Germany)  We support the current target of 10 per cent of

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Method to Oxidose Renewable Chemicals from Biofuel Byproducts

by Ben Messenger  (Waste Management World)  A method of using oxygen to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could replace fossil fuels as a source of renewable chemical feedstocks has been developed by chemists at

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EU Fiddling while Oil Burns - Time for Proactive Biofuels Policy

by by Francis X. Johnson (Public Service Europe)  Policies should focus on long-term approaches to a sustainable biofuels market development, rather than short-term reactive approaches Europe's relationship with biofuels has been marked by dramatic turns. Biofuels for transport were almost non-existent in

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China Eastern Airlines to Run Commercial Flights on Biofuel

by Joao Peixe (OilPrice.com)  China Eastern Airlines has just announced that it will begin operating commercial flights which run on 100% biofuel, having completed a successful trial of the renewable aviation fuel on Wednesday. After an 85 minute test flight, running on

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Community Fuels Is the First Biodiesel Producer in the Nation to Secure BQ9000 Laboratory Certification

(Community Fuels)  Community Fuels earned BQ9000 Laboratory certification on March 14th making it the first biodiesel producer in the nation to receive this third party approval. “We are serious about quality and believe that biodiesel with reliable and predictable fuel performance is necessary

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New Cab in Boise Will Run on French Fry Oil

by Glen Beeby (KBOI2.com)  ...Recab will soon have older model Mercedes Benz cars that have been converted to run on bio-diesel. One of the owners James Orr got the idea from his love of vintage cars and the environment. ...The cabs

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Brisbane Picked for Green Fuel Study

by Steve Creedy (The Australian)  Brisbane Airport has been earmarked as the site of Australia's first sustainable aviation fuel "bio-port". Virgin Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation and sustainable fuel company SkyNRG today announced a feasibility study that will look at using locally

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Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, Part II of II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...It used to be that the outskirts of Honolulu had the dual scent of diesel and pineapple processing — but now, all you really smell is the diesel. Sugarcane and pineapple are every year less

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Advanced Biofuels to Retrofit Moses Lake Plant for Cellulosic

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Corp. has bought a legacy 7 MMgy ethanol plant in Moses Lake, Wash., with plans to retrofit existing systems and install new pretreatment process equipment, converting the facility into a 6

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National Labs Release New Biochemical Biorefinery Sizing Study

(US Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory have released a joint study on biochemical biorefinery sizing. “Investigation of biochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental sustainability impacts for conventional

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Bioenergy Benefits across the Supply Chain

(US Department of Energy)  On Earth Day and every day, BETO is working to improve the sustainability of the transportation industry in the United States through the development and deployment of commercially viable, high-performance, domestic biofuels. BETO’s Sustainability subprogram closely

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Wall Street Transcript Interview with the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Dyadic International (DYAI), Mark Emalfarb

(The Wall Street Journal/Dyadic)  ...We are using that technology to produce enzymes for converting biomass into cellulosic sugars to produce second-generation fuels and chemicals, like ethanol, butanol, succinic acid, lactic acid, etc. We are also using that same technology to

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State College Mayor Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment

(Associated Press/PhillyBurbs.com)  The mayor of the central Pennsylvania borough of State College has endorsed a campaign that urges municipalities to divest from fossil fuel companies, the environmental group 350.org said in a release Thursday. Borough Mayor Elizabeth Goreham joined nine other

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Hyundai Tech Center Expansion to Allow More Emissions Testing

by Alisa Priddle (Detroit Free Press)  An expansion of Hyundai’s eight-year-old technical center in Superior Township, east of Ann Arbor, will require 50 new jobs and enable more vehicle emission testing. ...The new testing chambers can run vehicles through extreme temperature

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DF Cast: Researchers, Advocates Clash on Algae Biodiesel Feasibility

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Some researchers say that, at current production levels, algae biodiesel is not a commercially viable product. But some algae advocates believe researchers might have some ulterior motives for coming to that conclusion. One of the study’s authors, Dr.

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Recipe for Low-Cost, Biomass-Derived Catalyst for Hydrogen Production

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Promising results are a step toward a range of renewable energy strategies fueled by Nature In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy & Environmental Science (now available online), researchers at the U.S. Department

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University of Missouri Gets $2 Million Grant for Sustainability Research from Rental Car Company’s Foundation

(Kansas City Star/Associated Press)  A St. Louis-based rental car company has announced a $2 million gift to the University of Missouri. The donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Louis-based Enterprise car-rental company, will fund research related to

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UPM and VTT to Initiate Fleet Tests of Wood-Based Diesel Using Volkswagen Cars

UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel.  Biofuel will be produced by UPM, fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and cars will be supplied by VV-Auto Group. Fleet tests with UPM BioVerno will

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Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, part I of II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...Though there are exceptions among the archipelagoes with access to offshore oil assets — Indonesia comes to mind— but these are, in the main, exceptions to what might be described as the general problem of

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Researchers Examining Fertilizers for Algae Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer. Although algae have trouble reusing the nitrogen and phosphorus left in the

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IMF Rejects Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Calls for Reform

By Paul Brown (Climate News Network/ClimateCentral.org)  Fossil fuel subsidies provided by both rich and poor countries to keep their citizens happy are holding back the world economy, accelerating climate change and damaging the health of current and future generations, according

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Farm Bill Energy Programs Help Meet Nation's Energy, Economic Needs

(25 x '25)  ...But the growth in new, clean energy is only just beginning, driven in large part by the energy programs first enacted in the 2002 Farm Bill and renewed again in 2008. Now that Congress is set to

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Energy Committee Seeks Stakeholder Comments on the Impacts of the RFS on Agriculture

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is continuing its assessment of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Committee has issued its second white paper focusing on "Agricultural Sector Impacts." The Committee is seeking stakeholder

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Biomass Battles

(Environmental Research Web)  ...It referred to a report by North Energy Associates (NEA) and Forestry Research (FR) produced for DECC, which tried to answer the question: ‘Is it better to leave wood in the forest or harvest it for timber,

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Rural America Tells Washington: Clean Energy Works for Us

by Nicole Lederer (Huffington Post) ... One thing I've noticed over the years: The changing face of the clean energy industry. Increasingly, clean energy business leaders come from rural areas. They are farmers. They are community wind developers. They are retired

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Joule Announces BNEF Award, and Progress with Gasoline, Jet Fuel

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On April 23 Joule Unlimited announced it was selected as a 2013 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The award aims to recognize game-changing clean energy companies. A total of 10 winners

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NASA Measures Effects of Biofuel on Jet Engines, Environment

by Brock Vergakis  (Associated Press/The Washington Post) NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel that includes a plant oil. Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research center

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CME, ICE Rivalry Enters Biofuel Arena

(Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  The battle between CME Group Inc. and the IntercontinentalExchange moves to the market for biofuel credits next month. CME will launch contracts to trade renewable identification numbers (RINs) on May 13, two weeks after the ICE debuts its RIN

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Irreversible Does Not Mean Unavoidable

by H. Damon Matthews, Susan Solomon (Science Magazine) Understanding how decreases in CO2 emissions would affect global temperatures has been hampered in recent years by confusion regarding issues of committed warming and irreversibility. The notion that there will be additional future warming or

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NASCAR Launches Initiatives Further Inspiring Fans to Positively Impact Environment

(NASCAR) NASCAR Race to Green™ Will Rally Fans, Industry and Partners around Sustainable Behavior NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™ Delivered by UPS to Neutralize Carbon Emissions of All NASCAR National Series Racing in 2013 NASCAR Releases Green Infographic As racing season shifts

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Liberty Tire Recycling Joins NASCAR Green® To Bolster Largest Recycling Program In Sports

(NASCAR) Official Tire Recycler Of NASCAR Green To Recycle Approximately 120,000 Goodyear Tires Annually As part of NASCAR Race to Green™, a month-long, industry-wide effort to reduce the sport’s carbon footprint, NASCAR and Liberty Tire Recycling has announced a new partnership that

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Biofuels Deal Helps SeQuential Play Ball with Heady Seattle Businesses

by Andy Giegerich  (Sustainable Business Oregon)  A top Portland biodiesel producer has landed waste cooking oil recycling agreements with several landmark Seattle institutions. It helps that those institutions, particularly the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field and the Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field, happen

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Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources: Senate Finance Committee Staff Tax Reform Options for Discussion

(US Senate Finance Committee)  This document is the fourth in a series of papers compiling tax reform options that Finance Committee members may wish to consider as they work towards reforming our nation’s tax system.  This compilation is a joint product

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New R&D Strategies for a New Era

by Douglas L. Faulkner with contributions from Jacques Beaudry-Losique (Biofuels Digest)  ...We believe it is time for bioenergy industry leaders to take the initiative and chalk up a new comprehensive game plan, reflecting the new reality of leaner federal funding. ... Our first

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Biodiesel’s Big Comeback and Bigger Prospects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Darling of the mid-2000s, still beloved by its many fans — biodiesel is increasingly a key to delivering advanced biofuels volumes now — and even more so between now and 2022. Presentations by NBB CEO Joe

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Aviation RFJ: Are You Getting on Board? Technical Pathway Development--Expanding Supply and Reducing Cost

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Steve Csonka, as director of Enviro Strategy and Ecomagination, GE Aviation, the world-leading provider of jet engines, gave an overview of the importance of renewable jet fuel specifications leading to commercialization at the Biomass

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Kinder Morgan Generating 700,000 RINS Per Month from Transmix Ops

(TankTerminals.com)  April 22, 2013 [OPIS] - Thanks to its transmix operations, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is seeing only upside from the steep escalation in the value of RINs, having reaped nearly $2 million from their sale in the first quarter,

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Evers Wins Ethanol-Free Gas Victory

(NorthEscambia.com)  Sen. Greg Evers is applauding the passage of his bill that allows Florida consumers to choose gas that is ethanol free. ...The bill passage prompted a joint statement from a joint statement, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable

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By 2023, a Changed World in Energy

by Clifford Krauss (The New York Times)  ...Possibly profound changes are taking shape right now. Newly mandated corporate average fuel economy standards are expected to double the number of miles that the average car travels per gallon by 2025. Scientists

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CME Group Announces New Futures Contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)

(CME Group/PR NewsWire)  CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of nine new futures contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). These contracts will be listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations

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Increase My MPG!

(The PEW Charitable Trusts) High gas prices may give us pause before taking a long road trip, but we still need to drive to work, the grocery store or school. This Pew Clean Energy Program video highlights the benefits of increasing

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Why Hydroponic Growers Could Hold the Key to a Biofuel Technology Future

by Erik Biksa  (Rosebud Magazine) ... Hydroponics growers could hold the key to really driving biofuel technology forward thanks to our proven ability to produce ten times the yield of conventional agriculture in the same amount of space by using different

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China's Self-Developed Biofuel Test Flight Successful

(China Daily)  Sinopec, China's top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the company's newly developed aviation biofuel product on Wednesday. An Airbus A320 owned by China Eastern Airlines landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at

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Holiday Experimenting With Its Ethanol Pricing

(Convenience Store News)  Holiday Stationstores launched a fuel promotion intended to determine at what price point flex-fuel customers are willing to fill up their vehicles with E85. According to WCCO, the convenience store chain is conducting a 60-day study at 11

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Toray Succeeds in Production of Bio-Based PBT

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toray demonstrates products made from renewable PBT — another landmark step in “replacing the whole barrel of oil”. In California, Toray Industries announced that it has successfully made a partially bio-based PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) using 1,4-butanediol

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Ethanol RINs Market Explodes

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lack of transparency makes market analysis difficult. ...The ethanol producer's role in RIN generation is basic: produce the physical gallons and fill in the required information to generate the RINs in the automated EMTS system.

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Corn Oil Makes The Grade

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Revenue from corn oil has become an important part of the bottom line at the majority of U.S. ethanol plants. During the past two years, the U.S. ethanol industry has widely implemented corn oil extraction

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The Battle Continues

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...Member states, however, are faced with the reality of an economic crisis and cannot think of any good reason to kill investments and opportunities for more investments in agriculture. Maybe the Commission has also given

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Ending the Century of Subsidies

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...The industry has matured and is operating freely without any federal subsidies. Yet, 100 years later, Big Oil refuses to give up its excessive tax subsidies. The petroleum industry continues to enjoy immense tax breaks

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Tap, Enhance, Process Stream to Create Value-added Products

by Dil Vashi   (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Solutions 4 CO2)  Stillage, CO2 become valuable inputs in synergistic design Many ethanol producers look for additional revenue streams beyond the core ethanol and distillers grains to extract corn oil and capture CO2. Opportunities exist

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Q&A: A Man of Science Wears Many Hats

by Tom Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eric Sumner’s lifelong fascination with science spans from his youth to the cutting edge of ethanol plant bacterial control and the growing importance of coproducts for long-term industry viability. Helping ethanol producers control bacteria without

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Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Launches YouTube Video Series

(25 x '25)  A series of short videos covering five years of Vermont Bioenergy Initiative projects and the farms and people involved are now up and available to watch on YouTube. The initiative is a project launched by the Vermont Sustainable

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Farmers Recognize Need for Sustainability

(25 x '25)  Given the recent rounds of misinformation, if not downright disinformation, that passes as criticism of renewable energy, it might be a good time to point out the obvious: Meeting increased demand for renewable alternatives to conventional energy

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference September 16-17, 2013 San Francisco, CA DEADLINE August 16

This two day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global chemical and energy industries - from petroleum to bio-based. The conference will look to examine new supply chain developments and business models

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REG Makes Case that Biodiesel Helps Food Supply

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Apparently tired of false claims that biodiesel takes from the food supply, biodiesel maker Renewable Energy Group has put out a whitepaper that actually shows how the green fuel is helping the food supply. Biodiesel Magazine has

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Ten Ways Renewable Fuels are Enviro

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has unveiled a list of 10 ways the renewable fuels industry is helping to improve the environment. According to IRFA, renewable fuels offer positive impacts on the environment compared to

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Brazil Throws Troubled Ethanol Industry Tax Breaks, Credit

by Alonso Soto and Reese Ewing (Reuters)  * Brazil cuts PIS/Cofins tax, extends credit for ethanol * Ethanol industry says measures do not go far enough * Measures will help industry's margins, competitiveness Brazil's government threw its sugar-ethanol industry a lifeline on Tuesday,

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Minnesota Bill Would Allow Other Biofuels to Meet Ethanol Mandate

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Pending legislation in Minnesota could alter the state’s ethanol mandate, allowing for the use biofuels under than ethanol to meet the current 10 percent renewable content requirement for gasoline. ... Current bill text posted to the legislature’s website specifies

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Institute for Energy Research’s Response to Politico Op-Ed Smells Like a Skunk

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  ... (Robert) Murphy simply regurgitates Big Oil’s false argument that the RFS is driving up fuel costs. There’s not a shred of evidence to support that notion, but that’s never stopped these folks before. Murphy

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Fuels Battle Heats up as Congress Mulls Law Change

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The battle between U.S. ethanol producers and oil companies has reached a turning point, with the winners poised to gain an advantage over the future of the country’s energy mix and the losers forced

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Parliament Report Flags Major Changes to EU Biofuels Proposal

(EurActiv.com) A European Parliament report into the EU’s proposals for addressing the problem of indirect land use change (ILUC) in its biofuels policy will propose today (17 April) the application of unique ‘factors’ to account for differences in biofuels performance. These would

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EU Biodiesel Terms Increasingly Complex

(Argus Media)  Biodiesel trade terms are becoming increasingly complicated as buyers and sellers haggle over sustainability clauses, payments terms and water content. Much of the wrangling has appeared over Fame 0 biodiesel compliant with the EU renewable energy directive (RED), known

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Enogen Corn Hybrid’s Amylase Enzyme Boosts Ethanol Plant Efficiency

(Blacksea Grain)  Jim Peterson’s corn contains a magic ingredient: alpha amylase. This ethanol-fermenting enzyme arrives at the plant on the cob, along with the starch for brewing ethanol, as part of Syngenta Enogen corn hybrids. Peterson and some neighbors earn a

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Who’s Fooling Whom? The Real Drivers in Africa’s Food Crisis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, PANGEA (Partners for Euro-African Green Energy) launched an update to its report “Who’s Fooling Whom? The Real Drivers Behind the 2010/11 Food Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The report demonstrates an important conclusion: the degree

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Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will unlock the industry,” the company says. ...Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, investment and commitment to delivering

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EERE Transportation Energy Futures Study: Deep Reductions in Petroleum Use and Carbon Emissions

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Studies Institute (EESI) and the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) held a briefing on the conclusions of the newly released EERE Transportation Energy Futures (TEF)

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Dinoflagellate Microalgae Show Biofuel Potential in Spanish Study

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), in Spain, have analyzed the potential of different species of microalgae for producing biodiesel, comparing their growth, production of biomass

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Ceres Releases Q2 Financials, Reports Progress with Sweet Sorghum

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...According to information released by Ceres, commercial harvests of its newest sweet sorghum hybrids have started in Brazil, with the majority of hectares expected to be harvested within the next few weeks. During a

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New Catalysts to Convert Ethanol to Butanol Fuels

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Researchers from U.K.’s University of Bristol reported the development of new catalysts that are able to convert ethanol to butanol at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society. Duncan Wass, professor at the

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Researchers Turn Corn Stover into Amylose Starch

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A team of Virginia Tech researchers have adapted existing technologies to make a new product, transforming cellulose into amylose. One target market for the amylose would be functional foods, said lead researcher Y.H. Percival Zhang,

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Differing RINs Estimates Creates Confusion, Market Spikes

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Confusion remains over how to interpret and compare various estimates of renewable identification number (RIN) availability, said Nick Paulson, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois.

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TMO, Usina Form Joint Venture for Brazilian Cellulosic Plant

(TMO Renewables/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   TMO Renewables, the leading British developer of second generation biofuels technology,  and Usina Santa Maria Ltda have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to

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Groundwork Begins on Florida Sweet Sorghum-to-Ethanol Plant

By Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Site preparation has begun and plans are being finalized for a formal groundbreaking ceremony to be held in the next few weeks at the country’s first sweet sorghum-to-ethanol plant being built by Southeast

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BlackGold Biofuels Opens Charlotte Recycling Facility

(BlackGold Biofuels/PR Newswire)  They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. This Earth Day, it certainly rings true for a newly open recycling facility converting wastewater into fuel. BlackGold Biofuels of Charlotte has opened an innovative recycling facility for restaurant

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National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings to discuss strategies for advancing research and development of algae-based technologies for

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Japan's JX to Start Selling ETBE-Blended Gasoline in Northeast from May

by Takeo Kumagai (Platts)  Japan's largest refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy is set to start selling ETBE-blended gasoline from its branded service stations in the northeast of the country, taking the number of outlets at which it sells gasoline containing

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Growth in Asia, Climate Change Weigh on Biofuels – US Executive

by Tracy Dang (ICIS)  Population growth in Asia, climate change and shifting geopolitics are all issues that will impact the future of the biotechnology and renewable fuels industry, an executive at a life sciences investment firm said on Monday. “It is important

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ICE to Launch D4, D5, D6 RIN Futures Contracts

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing house, has announced the introduction of new North American environmental futures contracts for three categories of renewable energy numbers (RINs), including biomass-based diesel D4 RINs,

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EPA Holds Hearings to Gather Public Comments on Vehicle and Gasoline Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public hearings in April on the Tier 3 proposed rulemaking aimed at addressing the impacts of motor vehicles on air quality and public health. The program proposes to

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A Key to Mass Extinctions Could Boost Food, Biofuel Production

by Vince Stricherz (University of Washington)  Hydrogen sulfide, the pungent stuff often referred to as sewer gas, is a deadly substance implicated in several mass extinctions, including one at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago that

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Could Biofuels Help Power Jets?

by Charles Q. Choi (TechNewsDaily/LiveScience)   A new synthetic type of biofuel created by mixing and matching bits of DNA from different organisms could one day replace diesel and jet fuel, scientists say. ...The researchers devoted a decade to finding a way

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KSC Introduces Biofuel for Cars in Sudan for the First Time

(Sudan Tribune)  Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) will launch the first Sudanese project which uses ethanol as a gasoline additive to increase octane and improve vehicle emissions. The Managing Director of KSC, Mohamed El Mardi El-Tijani, said in a press statement that

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Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix "in the early part of the second quarter," the company said Wednesday. Recently completed modifications at those terminals will allow for receipt,

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Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline Land $17.7M in Military Biofuels Grants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Pilot-scale biorefineries for drop-in military diesel, jet fuel the focus of the DOE’s latest grant round. In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $17.7 million in grants to four pilot-scale biorefinery projects aimed

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Ethanol Recall

by Ken Root (High Plains Midwest Ag Journal)  ...But there were sectors of agriculture that saw a dramatic change in the cost of their feedstock and began to align with each other and any other interest that would sympathize with

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Renewable Fuel Standard Under Attack

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appeared together recently defending the Renewable Fuel Standard from recent attacks from people like Robert Bradley Jr. who writes for Forbes. Bradley, an adjunct scholar of the fossil-fueled Cato and

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Powers Warns of Possible Lawsuit Following Cancellation of Trash-to-Ethanol Deal

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  Potential lawsuits are brewing in Lake County's trash-to-ethanol saga, according to a motion by solid waste officials and statements from the developer who had contracted to build and operate the plant. And it could come

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Bob Dinneen Gives the WSJ a Failing Grade

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If the editorial writers of the Wall Street Journal consider themselves students of mine, “An Ethanol Spring,” (April 17), I am saddened to report to you that you’ve failed.  Apparently, you skipped too many

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U.S., Israel Could Collaborate on Advanced Biofuel Development

by U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation/Biomass Magazine)  After a briefing by senior White House staff on April 17, following their arrival in the U.S., an Israeli delegation of top academic and industrial biofuels research scientists and innovators, and Israeli government program

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Air Liquide Signs Biofuel Research Contract

by  Stuart Radnedge (GasWorld)  Air Liquide has just signed a partnership agreement with the CEA (Commission for atomic energy and alternative energies in France) aiming to develop a second-generation biofuel production pilot unit in France. As part of this partnership, the CEA

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Aemetis Transitions from Corn Ethanol to Advanced Biofuels at Keyes Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Aemetis announced that its 60 million gallon per year capacity ethanol facility in Keyes, CA has completed maintenance and Advanced Biofuels retrofit, and is now restarting production. Last December, the EPA issued a final

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Agronomists and Admirals: Looking back at ABLC 2013

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James and Associates/Biofuels Digest)  ...There is no question that there have been growing pains along the way, more than we would have hoped, but the industry continues along its trajectory towards scale. We expect 2013 to be a

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Biofuel Exec: Change to Fuel Mandate Would Hurt Iowa Cellulosic Plant

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  A meaningful change to the country’s renewable fuel mandate would drastically curtail the market opportunity for a cellulosic ethanol plant being built in Emmetsburg by ethanol producer Poet and Dutch-based DSM Advanced Biofuels, a

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Car Fuel of the Future: US Dominating Cellulosic Ethanol Market

(Global Data)  Ethanol is the most widely acclaimed alternative or additive for gasoline used for running vehicles, and the US ranked as number one producer of this biofuel using natural waste feedstock, states new analysis by research and consulting firm

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ABO Launches Map of Algae Research, Companies and Projects

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast, illustrating a nationwide opportunity for a new and growing industry that is moving to supply

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Tax Writers Warm to Giving Renewables Parity with Fossil Fuels

by Nick Juliano (MidWest Energy News)   A proposal to allow renewable energy developers to take advantage of a tax structure that has long been popular among fossil fuel companies is gaining traction among lawmakers tasked with overhauling the tax code. Rep.

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Turning Grease Into Diesel, Johnny Rockets Recycles Fry Oil Through DAR PRO Solutions

(Johnny Rockets/Sacramento Bee/PR Newswire) Johnny Rockets partners with DAR PRO Solutions to recycle its restaurants' used fry oil into renewable diesel fuel. Each year, Johnny Rockets serves about eight million pounds of American Fries and two million orders of Onion Rings, all of which

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ZimmComm Announces Agri-Blogging Internships

(AgWired/ZimmComm)  ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for students in the agricultural communications field to attend and learn how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year. It has been years since we worked with

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Leading Democrat Says US May Not Be Able to Meet Biofuel Targets

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  * Wyden says committee will explore ethanol mandate * Energy committee to look at gasoline prices this Spring * Lawmakers introduced bill ending corn ethanol targets The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Friday questioned

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Enzymes from Horse Feces Could Hold Secrets to Streamlining Biofuel Production

(Science Daily)  Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels, scientists have described the discovery of a potential treasure-trove of candidate enzymes in fungi thriving in the feces and intestinal

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Biofuels to Cost U.K. Motorists $707 Million, Chatham House Says

by Sally Blakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Biofuels will cost U.K. motorists about 460 million pounds ($707 million) this year as the government increases their use in transport fuel, driving up food prices in poorer countries, Chatham House said. Britain’s program to expand

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Cobalt Signs Strategic Partner and Investor to Commercialize Bio-Based Butadiene Solution

(Cobalt/PRNewswire)  Strategic Partnership Opens Pathway to $40 Billion Butadiene Market Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals, today announced a strategic relationship with two prominent Asian chemical companies for the development of a complete biomass-to-butadiene solution, to be

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Sugar Shock: Sweetwater, Naturally Scientific Ink $250M Pact for Biobased Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The end-goal? High-value oils. Low-cost sugars become shock troops in the war for sustainability. In New York, we’ve learned that Sweetwater Energy will announce a project today to provide Naturally Scientific with customized industrial sugars over

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Long List of Lobbies Oppose Renewable-Fuels Standard

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  It’s hard to rival the diversity and sheer number of groups and companies with a vested interest in the renewable-fuels standard, from food and livestock businesses to those in the environmental and energy sectors. No official

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ABLC: Increasing Optimism in Biofuels Financing

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  ...“I think the overarching message of the panel was a sign of increasing optimism,” says Chris Groobey, a partner in the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, who spoke during a session on debt financing. He

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Dinneen to Forbes: Forbes Should Be Advocating For, Not Arguing Against, Increased Competition

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) To the Editor:   What’s there about lower prices at the pump, less pollution and reduced reliance on imported oil that Robert Bradley, Jr., doesn’t like (“It’s Time to Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard,” April 17)? Thanks

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AFPM Welcomes EPA Move to Address Biodiesel Fraud but Greater Fix is Needed

(Wall Street Journal/The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)  The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and American Petroleum Institute (API) filed comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed biofuel Quality Assurance Program. "EPA's proposal is a welcome attempt

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Florida Legislature Poised to Pull the Plug on Florida’s Bioenergy Sector

(Business Wire/Florida Biofuels and Bioenergy Association)  $1 Billion in Investment At Risk On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Florida Legislature will consider HB4001, which repeals the Renewable Fuels Standard set in 2008. With a federal mandate for 10 percent ethanol in gasoline, this legislation will

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Shell at ABLC: Don’t Blame Big Oil for Blend Wall

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  One of the great things about the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference is the diverse group of biofuels stakeholders with diverse points of view. Case in point, Shell Oil’s presence at the gathering, and the company’s Downstream

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What Investors Got Wrong in Advanced Biofuels

by Doug Williams (Venture Beat)  ... Although I am not an expert in investing, there are a few things I think may need to happen to make the capital and technology risk work: Strategic investors may need to come into the fold

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Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought & Other Harsh Conditions

by Chris Woolston  (Bioenergy Connection)  ... If you drove around certain parts of the Midwest this summer, you might have seen patches of energy grass or tall, green sorghum flourishing amid the ruined corn and soybeans. At the same time, biofuel

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Who Killed $2.18 Gasoline?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An explosive report from Bloomberg alleges that a pathway to $2.18 per gallon gasoline was developed at Chevron-Weyerhaeuser owned Catchlight Energy.  Yet, the project was sidelined. Why?   Was the project really saddled with a threshold

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Oil-and-Gas Lobby Talks Biofuel Rule with White House, EPA, Senior Lawmakers

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire) The head of a powerful oil industry lobbying group met with top White House officials and senior lawmakers Wednesday about stripping a federal biofuel rule. “We’re talking about the renewable fuel standard (RFS). It’s a hot

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Local View: Renewable Fuel Stand Is Working

by Tim Scheer (JournalStar.com)  Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is the subject of debate and attack in Washington, DC. In truth, the RFS is one of the most successful pieces of legislation in recent years, because it has done exactly

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NexSteppe Launches Purpose-Designed Crops for Biofuels, Biopower and Biobased Products

(Reuters/NexSteppe)  Malibu and Palo Alto Sorghum Hybrids Provide Scalable, Reliable, and Sustainable Feedstock Options for the Biobased Industries NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biobased industries, today announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid

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Biofuels Conference Told to Be Biomass Agnostic

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  ...Guido Ghisolfi of the Italian company Beta Renewables told attendees of the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLC) that they, too, needed to be diverse in their thinking of biomass for biofuels. “It’s quite important that the [refineries] be biomass

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International Energy Agency: Need Major Scale Up in Global Biofuels Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their Tracking Clean Energy Progress report in New Delhi that details the increased role that biofuels will need to play in reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) as part of their Climate Change

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Hydrogen Production Efficiency Discovery in Green Algae

by Anneli Waara (Algae Industry Magazine)   ...However, a group of researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University, led by Senior Lecturer Fikret Mamedov and Professor Stenbjörn Styring, have just announced a discovery that changes the view on hydrogen production from green algae.

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Monitoring, Diagnostics Tackle Algae Biofuel Pond Crash Problem

(Sandia National Laboratories/Biodiesel Magazine)  Sandia National Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry detect and quickly recover from algal pond crashes, an obstacle to large-scale algae cultivation for future biofuels. The research, which focuses

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REG Releases White Paper Promoting Food Security Side of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Renewable Energy Group has released a white paper called “Food THEN Fuel: American Biodiesel’s Role in Strengthening Food Security” that seeks to demonstrate how biodiesel supports the nation’s food supply chain in a

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LS9 Expands Operations in Florida

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... LS9 CEO Tjerk de Ruiter announced the expansion of its operations at the Company’s Okeechobee, Florida demonstration facility with a successful customer trial. The Florida facility was initially designed, and has been used, to scale-up LS9′s

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BioGasol Delivers First CarboFrac Units to Sweetwater Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Sweetwater Energy announed that BioGasol completed delivery of its first commercial biomass pretreatment system. The cellulosic sugar producer will use the unit, a Carbofrac 10, in its demonstration facility to produce pretreated biomass for use in

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Looking Back at ABLC 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...Perhaps nothing was more on the minds of delegates as the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, and the impact of the Washington policy debate on investor confidence — and the impact of low-cost natural

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Vilsack, LaHood Extend Aviation Biofuels Commitment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Two members of Pres. Obama’s cabinet today have signed their names to an agreement that will extend the administration’s commitment to the production of biofuels for use in airplanes. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Transportation

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Bashing The Oil Industry at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference: Offense and Defense in the Game of Whack-a-Mole

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Although conference convener, Biofuels Digest's Jim Lane, insisted that he "discouraged industry bashing," the first morning of this 3-day conference was replete with unveiled references to The Oil Industry, Oil Interests, Big Oil and

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Colorado to Offer $3.1 Million in Tax Credits for Cool Planet HQ

by Aldo Svaldi (The Denver Post)   Cool Planet Energy Systems took a step closer Friday to a corporate relocation and expansion that could bring nearly 400 jobs to the metro area and place the state at the center of a

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25x'25 Alliance Offers Adaptation Recommendations to U.S. Agriculture, Forestry

(25 x '25)  (T)he Adaptation Work Group, a collaboration of agriculture, forestry, business, academic, conservation and government leaders, ... issued a report last week that offers recommendations that will enable the U.S. agriculture and forestry sectors to meet the challenges

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AFPM, RFA Trade Charges after Verdict in MTBE Case

by Jordan Godwin  (Platts)  ...(American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T.) Drevna responded Wednesday to a New Hampshire verdict earlier that day in a case where ExxonMobil was found negligent for putting MTBE in gasoline without warning the state of its risks.

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BIO Comments on EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Rules

(Biotechnology Industry Organization) The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments emphasized that continued stable implementation of the RFS provides

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Academic Study on Jatropha in Cooperation with the Leuphana University, Lueneburg

(INOCAS)  The production of plant oils based on oil-bearing trees such as Jatropha could provide an alternative pathway to a more sustainable plant oil production in the future. Planting oil-bearing trees can mitigate the effects of deforestation and allow for a

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Ductor a Winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 Award

(XS4Green.com)  Ductor, the Finnish biotechnology company specializing in disruptive algae technology, announce today that Red Herring, a global media company, has named Ductor a winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 awards. Ductor’s products and business model will disrupt several traditional

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Nation First International Development Asia (NFIDAsia) Signs MoU with Hisham Koh & Associates (HKA) to Facilitate Algal Based Farming Products for Rural Myanmar

(PR.com/Nation First International Development Asia)  Nation First International Development Asia (NFIDAsia) has announced today they have signed an MoU with Hisham Koh & Associates (HKA) to facilitate algal based farming products throughout rural Myanmar. While algae is an exciting profitable source

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Lee Enterprises and ICM Forge Alliance

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Lee Enterprises Consulting has formed of a strategic alliance with ICM, Inc. Recently, ICM developed a proprietary patent-pending Generation 1.5 Integrated Fiber to Cellulosic Ethanol Technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol. ICM’s Director of Sales and Product Management,

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Gevo Wins a Judgment in Latest Butamax vs Gevo Dust-Up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...In Delaware, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final judgment in favor of Gevo and against Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (Butamax), a 50/50 joint venture between DuPont and BP,

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Obama Budget Would End Oil Industry Tax Breaks, Hike Royalites

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (FuelFix)  In unveiling his $3.8 trillion spending plan for the U.S. government on Wednesday, President Barack Obama revived his longstanding attack on oil industry tax breaks and formally launched a plan to pay for alternative vehicle

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Freeze It - A Proposal for Implementing RFS2 through 2015

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily)  ...Here, we present a proposal for implementing the RFS2 through 2015 that recognizes the constraints implied by the E10 blend wall and will avert the impact of the issues identified in the previous

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Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said would gut the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The bill, introduced by

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The EIA Publishes Data on E85-Capable Vehicles

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published updated data on alternative fuels and vehicles through 2011. The analysis addresses several alternative transportation fuels, including E85, hydrogen, electricity, natural gas and propane. According to the EIA,

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Algal Biofuels Pilot Plant Opens in Queensland

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Premier of Queensland, Australia, Campbell Newman, has cut the ribbon on an advanced solar biofuels pilot plant designed to develop microalgae-based systems as a source of clean fuel and animal feeds. The $3.5 million project had the potential,

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Double Counting, Half Measures: Advanced Biofuels Will Not Take Off with Existing Support Measures

(ePURE)  The European Renewable Ethanol Industry, ePURE, together with Novozymes, find the double counting mechanism proposed by the European Commission is ineffective to kick-start the deployment of innovative advanced biofuels. Increasing the weighting of advanced biofuels to quadruple counting towards

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President’s FY2014 Budget Boosts DOE Vehicle Technology Spending 75% to $575M; $282M for Advanced Biofuels

(EV-olution.org)  President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal submitted to Congress provides $28.4 billion in discretionary funds for the Department of Energy, an 8% increase above the 2012 enacted level. Among the direct transportation-related highlights of the department’s budget proposal are $575 million

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Crop-Based Biofuels: A Complex Issue

by Sam Fenwick (E2B Pulse)  In this article, E2B explores the benefits of crop-based biofuels to the UK, the potential impact of a recent EU proposal and the wider issues associated with their adoption. In October 2012, the EU Commission published

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Versalis Invests $20M in Genomatica, Launches JV for Bio-based Butadiene

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Italy, Versalis and Genomatica announced the establishment of a technology joint venture for bio-based butadiene from non-food biomass. The resulting process will be licensed across Europe, Asia and Africa by the newly-created joint venture. Versalis —

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Neste Oil Uses Tall Oil Pitch; Begins Rainforest Protection Plan

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has begun using tall oil pitch as a feedstock for renewable diesel production. Neste Oil successfully tested tall oil pitch in commercial refinery operations in March and April and states it is now

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Bioheat's 'Proud 2B2' Campaign Awards $30,000 to NYC Charities

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Continuing its trend of warming up New York, the National Biodiesel Board announced the winners of its New York City Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup campaign. To celebrate New York City's adoption of a 2 percent biodiesel

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Florida Senate Bill Repealing Ethanol Requirement Rewritten with Only 'Nice Words'

by Bruce Ritchie  (The Florida Current)  A Senate bill that would repeal the 2008 requirement that gasoline in Florida contain about 10 percent ethanol was rewritten on Tuesday to remove the repeal. Bill supporters say the law requirement is a government mandate

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Biofuels Digest’s 3-Minute Guide to the EIA Energy Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eager to understand the bio investor impact from the EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook – but not crazy about reading 46 pages of dense text and graphics? Our 3-Minute Guide can help. ...We see four key trends. 1. Retail

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