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DC Mayor Prohibits Fuel Efficient Consumer Choices

(Diesel Technology Forum)  If District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray had his druthers there would be no diesel powered cars in the District. … The problem with the proposal is

April 30, 2014 Read Full Article

The Uncertain Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Bloomberg Government)  The final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements remain in limbo. The EPA is now reviewing public comments on the agency’s proposal to cut the nation’s biofuel target by

April 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Gets Ready for Two Large Pathways to Alternative Fuel

(Biofuels International)  The Navy plans to create two new acquisition vehicles this year to ensure it has a consistent supply of advanced biofuels.  As an indication of their development, the

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Springboard Biodiesel Announces Grand Opening of New Closed Local Loop Production Facility

(Springboard Biodiesel/PR.com)  California based, clean-tech manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel launches fully automated, zero-waste biodiesel production plant that is designed for low-cost production of multiple feedstocks. Capable of producing up to 1,500

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Mandate on Ethanol Fuel Costs Drivers Dearly: Study

(Drive.com.au)  NSW’S E10 unleaded fuel mandate is a ”debacle” and is costing the state’s motorists millions, according to an international study.   The Texas Tech University research found motorists had a

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Braces for Continued Uncertainty in US Biofuels Market

by Patrick McLoughlin (Platts)  Renewable fuels in the US will continue to be dogged by uncertainties while awaiting decisions from the environmental authorities on some key issues, Neste Oil said Friday.

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Canadian Biodiesel Exports Put Mandate into Question

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Hardly any of Canada’s biodiesel mandate is being filled by domestically produced product.
  “Last year we exported 100 percent of our production and then

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Obama, Malaysia, Verdezyne, and Business as Unusual in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How a small, development-stage industrial biotech company, making chemicals you never heard of, landed $48M in new investment and a $100M valuation from investors like

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Government Partnership Needed for Green Growth in Air Travel

(Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders)  The air transport industry currently supports 58.1 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in global gross domestic product, according to a new study released today by the

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Sugar Looks to Ethanol to Help Pick up Speed

by Loni Prinsloo (Business Day Live)  … South Africa has been producing sugar on a large scale since the first Indian labourers docked in Durban in 1860. The sweet cane has

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

21 States Ask Supreme Court to Review California’s LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several states are joining the fight to take a legal dispute over California’s low carbon fuels standard (LCFS) to the U.S. Supreme Court. On

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientists Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other Crops

by Will Dunham (Reuters Africa)  … The scientists said their process turns carbon monoxide gas into liquid ethanol with the help of an electrode made of a form of copper. They

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

On Montgomery County Farm, Switchgrass Grows into Biofuel Components

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Online)  A plan to make biofuel partially on the farm is starting to take shape in Montgomery County.   Typically, the entire process of converting high-energy crops

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Alternative Financing Options Subject of Calif. Workshop

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Energy Commission Lead Commissioner on the 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update conducted a workshop aimed at alternative financing options and strategies

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Vireol Bio Energy Enters Marketing Agreement with Murex

(Murex/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vireol Bio Energy LLC has selected Murex LLC as its marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Va. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

DOE Announces Draft Solicitation for Section 1703 Loan Guarantees

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Canada Issues New Tank Car Requirements for Ethanol, Crude Oil

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced a plan improve rail safety. It includes a requirement to phase out certain railcars used to carry ethanol and

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

CEC Issues Final Report on OMEGA System

(Algae Industry Magazine)   The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just issued their “final” report on the Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) approach to algae cultivation and wastewater

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use In Gasoline Can Reduce Foreign Oil Imports

By Ellen Chang(MainStreet)The use of corn-produced ethanol in gasoline is an outdated method to lower greenhouse emissions while ethanol generated with natural gas yields a cleaner and cheaper fuel, experts said.

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Majority Supports Renewable Fuel Standard, Poll Shows

By Timothy Cama (The Hill E2Wire) Sixty-five percent of people in the United States support the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that mandates production and blending of a certain amount of fuel

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

New Horizons

By Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels Association is working to expand ethanol export markets, says Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association. For example, the group has

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Posts "Hot Slides" from Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On ABLC’s opening morning, we have some of the top slides -an inside look from Inbicon, Ensyn, GranBio, Sapphire Energy, LanzaTech – hot topics such

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Lufthansa to Evaluate Gevo's Renewable Jet Fuel

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc., the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, has announced that it has come to an agreement with Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo’s renewable jet fuel with

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Proterro Reaches Sugar-Making Milestones

(Proterro/Biomass Magazine)  “Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference. Updating attendees on Proterro’s progress in developing an affordable,

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Aurora Algae Expands Operations In South Texas

(Algae Industry Magazine) Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Report: Data Show Automakers on Track in Meeting Greenhouse Gas Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Manufacturers Performance Report that assesses the automobile industry’s progress toward meeting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

New Holland Launches MyNewHolland.com

by Chuck (DomesticFuel.com)  … This new virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, contribute to farming related discussions and access premium contents and services. It

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Fuel Jobs and Economy

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new industry report released today (April 23, 2014) shows how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is creating jobs and significant economic impact.   The Fuels America coalition released

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

American Process Sells the First Woody Biomass Cellulosic Ethanol RINS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On Friday April 18, 2014, American Process shipped its second commercial ethanol cargo and sold the first cellulosic ethanol RINs from its Alpena Biorefinery. These

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Study: Renewable Fuels Support Nearly 73,400 Iowa Jobs

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Production of renewable fuels in Iowa supports nearly 73,400 jobs and $5 billion in wages annually, a new industry study shows. Fuels America, a coalition

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels, Such as Ethanol, Put Billions into Colorado Economy, Report Says

(Denver Business Journal)  The renewable fuel industry puts billions of dollars into Colorado’s economy and supports thousands of jobs, according to a new study from The Fuels America coalition. Renewable

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution

by Paul Woods (Algenol/Renewable Energy World)  …  When it comes to fuel production, climate change is a crucial issue that cannot be avoided. In the U.S., 3,600 million metric tons

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Video: 5 Reasons to Love the RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Wonder how much cash ethanol can save you at the pump? Have questions about its role in weaning America off petroleum? Check out RFA’s video “5 Reasons

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

We Could See You in the Gas Tank Later, Alligator: Researchers Study Producing Biodiesel From Alligators

by Henry Fountain (The New York Times)  … “Biodiesel is made from all sorts of fats and oils,” said Ben Evans of the National Biodiesel Board, a trade group based in

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

ANALYSIS: Any Brazil Anhydrous Ethanol Blend Hike Could Stretch Capacity

by Aessandra Rosete (Platts)  Any increase in Brazil’s blending mandate for anhydrous ethanol into gasoline could stretch capacity and as a result change ethanol trade flows with the US, according

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Plans Action This Year on Two Large Pathways to Alternative Fuel

by Jared Serbu (Federal News Radio) The Navy says it will create two new acquisition vehicles this year to ensure it has a stable supply of advanced biofuels.  The service says the

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

SANDAG Awarded $300K Grant for Alternative Fuels Plan

by Chris Nichols  (San Diego Union Tribune)  Grant is part of state’s effort to fund clean transportation projects Regional efforts to reduce transportation emissions received a boost this week with

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Tomorrow (April 25, 2014), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will open the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hosts student teams from colleges and universities across

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

RIN Stocks Part II – 'Healthy' Levels

by  Rob Johansson and Seth Meyer (FarmDocDaily/USDA) Building on the discussion of RIN pricing and stock holding (here) we explore what a ‘healthy’ RIN bank may look like, estimate RIN stocks for 2014.

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Commentary: Cellulosic Ethanol Worse than Gas? Not so Fast

by Brendan Jordan  (Midwest Energy News)   A new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions. “Fuels from corn waste not better

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Report: Ethanol Industry Creates Thousands of Kansas Jobs; $1B in Wages

by Dan Voorhis  (The Wichita Eagle)  The ethanol industry contributes more than 16,000 jobs and $1 billion in wages into the Kansas economy, according to a new study released Wednesday by

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Analysis: Nine Reasons the Spring Price Spike Will End Early

by Tom Kloza  (CSPNet.com)  … Speculative Futures’ Froth: NYMEX futures’ markets find less participation than they’ve seen in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped huge financial “funds” from embracing crude oil and

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Committed to Rail Safety, Says Priority One Is Keeping Trains on the Tracks

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 23, 2014), Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), testified before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum on Rail Safety:

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. EPA Cuts 2013 Target for Cellulosic Biofuel

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons, after the industry failed to

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

How Farmers Are Feeding & Fueling The Country in 60 Seconds

(Fuels America)  Farmers feed America — and they help fuel it, too!  That’s a huge job, and one that never slows down. Luckily for us, they’re getting better at it

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

OilRigged Campaign Launches on Earth Day to Defend Biofuels

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Fuels America coalition launched a new campaign dubbed “Oil Rigged” on Earth Day to counter what biofuels industry leaders called Big Oil’s

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Panelists Predict EPA Will Revise Proposed RFS Targets Higher in Final Rule

by Jordan Godwin (Platts)  The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Arizona Students Showcase Algae Research for the Public

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and again

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

On a More Positive Note at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   After Day 1 at Biofuels Digests’s ABLC which served up depression, aggravation and despair; the grou