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Government May Find Ethanol Fix for Liquor, Oil Companies

by Rajeev Jayaswal & Madhvi Sally (Economic Times) The battle for alcohol between the liquor industry and oil companies is likely to end. The government plans to allow petrol blending

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Government Relaxes Fuel Blending Rules

(New Zimbabwe)  Government has further reduced the mandatory fuel blending with ethanol to 5% from 15% owing to low sugar cane supply. Mid this year government increased the mandatory blending

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Cusat Scientists Isolate Algae Capable of Producing Biofuel

(Times of India) The highly polluted backwaters of Cochin estuary could be a rich source of biofuel, as a research team of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has managed

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

China Biodiesel Industry Report, 2014-2017: The World's Ten Largest Biodiesel Producers Contribute to Nearly 75% of Global Production

(live-PR.com) … During 2006-2013, global biodiesel output grew rapidly from 6.5 billion liters in 2006 to 24.6 billion liters in 2013, at a CAGR of 20.9%. There are little changes in

December 31, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

The Warning Signs Are There: Finite Fossil Fuels Will Continue to Cost More

by Tim Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Historical GasBuddy.com price charts tell some contrasting stories about the average retail price of gasoline over the last eleven years.  A gallon of gasoline skyrocketed from

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Immobilized Enzyme Technology Enters Commercial Stage

by Ahmed Tafesh (TransBiodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  TransBiodiesel supplies its flagship product to the biodiesel production industry under the brand name TransZyme A, providing the best use cost when dealing with high-FFA feedstock,

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Darling to receive $65 Million from Reinstated Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Darling Ingredients Inc. announced that it expects to receive about $65 million from the reinstated $1 per gallon federal blenders tax credits for renewable diesel and biodiesel

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Continual Improvements to Continuous Flow Production

by Ming Chai and Gus Kellogg (Greenleaf Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)   As most biodiesel start-ups will find, the relatively simple academic theory of converting triglycerides into alkyl esters is not so simple

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter industry biodiesel is not. While too many technologies exist in

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

In Face of Uncertainty, Industry Must Fight On

by Joe Jobe (Biodiesel Magazine)  As we put another year in the books, I am extremely proud of how the biodiesel industry came together to respond to the adversity faced

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Prof. Publishes Paper on Microbial Biofuel Production

(Hofstra University)  Javier A. Izquierdo, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology, has co-authored a research paper for the publication Biotechnology for Biofuels. The work reported in this paper is of high relevance

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … converts any biomass into drop-in, hydrocarbon jet fuel and diesel as well as green chemicals. The technology is called REACH which stands for Renewable Acid-hydrolysis

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. focuses on chemical product regulation, including renewable and biobased products regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), emerging chemical product

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Gert Caspritz, CEO, Rho Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Rho’s R&D efforts are directed towards the generation of genetically modified yeast capable of making various high value aromatic specialty chemicals, the high energy/high octane

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Chukwuemeka Kanu, Owner, Global Creks Resources Nigeria

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We undertake the representation of foreign firms willing to establish in this Africa, and Nigeria in particular. Our major areas are mainly marketing of products,

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Dr. Donald L. Smith, McGill University, CEO and Scientific Director of BioFuelNet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  BioFuelNet is a not-for-profit company whose objective is to network all elements (academic, industry, government) of the advanced biofuels community in Canada in order

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Barry Farquharson, CEO, Nova Green

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Nutrition products are edible, functional fibre, and diabetic safe sugars. Remnant becomes activated biochar, ultimately for super-capacitors. … Improved private investor participation is the big

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Croda Investing in 100% Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants by Consuming Bio-ethanol

(Croda)  Croda International Plc, manufacturers of speciality chemical ingredients that enhance everyday consumer and industrial products, today announced its plans to make a significant investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants dipped in hexane, old beer, raging fireballs, vibrating blobs, dope,

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

In Colombia, a Palm Oil Boom with Roots in Conflict

by Nick Miroff (The Washington Post)  Long before the massacre, when Mapiripan was just a faraway little place not worth fighting for, Aida Gordilla and her family came to the

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Cantwell Says She’ll Play Defense as Ranking Dem on Senate Energy Panel

by Kyung M. Song  (Seattle Times)  U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is set to take over her party’s top seat on the Senate Energy Committee. But Cantwell’s pro-environment agenda likely will

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass 'Waste' into Lucrative Chemical Products

(Purdue News)  A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Harvard Researchers Report Bacteria Breakthrough in Mass-Chemical Production

by Jessica Bartlett (Boston Business Journal)  A Harvard geneticist may have unlocked the code to large-scale chemical and biofuel production, saying that researchers used the theory of evolution to trick

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Groundbreaking Biofuel Project Brings New Life to Cornish Mine

by Jamie Doward (The Guardian)  Scientists hope clean-up operation at tin mine will lead to global environmental benefits A pioneering research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant would purchase $26 million worth of farm commodities from Idaho

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

2014 Brought Ethanol Both Ups and Downs

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  This year has been one of both good news and bad news for the ethanol industry. Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen says there

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator Celebrates Opening

(County of Ottawa, Michigan/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At a grand opening in early December, Ottawa County, Michigan, announced the official kick‐off of the Great Lakes Ag‐Tech Business Incubator. The incubator, a

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Says Corn Acres to Decline, Yields Increase in Decade Ahead

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA long-term projections call for slightly lower corn acres to be planted over the next decade while corn yields steadily climb. The USDA

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Minnesota Ethanol Plant to Produce N-Butanol, Acetone in 2016

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The sale of Central MN Ethanol Co-op, a 21 MMgy corn-ethanol plant in Little Falls, Minnesota, closed on Dec. 23. Green Biologics Inc. plans

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Aided by Controversial Federal Program

by Henry C. Jackson (Capital Press/Associated Press)  The refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, is the largest cellulosic biorefinery in the world. At the RV Park he

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Poll: More Americans Say They Prioritize Alternative Energy to Fossil Fuels

by Ryan Holeywell  (FuelFix)  A new survey shows vastly more Americans think the country should prioritize developing alternative energy sources over expanding fossil fuel production. Survey respondents favored developing alternative

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

You Can Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Fuel Factories

by Mark Hay (Good Magazine)  At some point in your life, Escherichia coli has probably brought you to your knees topray to the porcelain god. Common bacteria that often live

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Using 90% Biodiesel Reduce Pollution, Say Experts

(La Journada – google translation)  Juan Pablo Rangel Chavez, researcher Celaya Institute of Technology conducted a study that indicates that using biodiesel in public transport is cheaper than diesel and

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Joel A. Balbien, Consultant, TechNavi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 1. Technological breakthroughs and supportive public policy for economical CO2 recycling at massive scale; 2. Burying the Food vs Fuel and chemicals issue through

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Petroleum Marketers Ask for State Help to Replace Underground Fuel Tanks

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Owners of the state’s gas stations and convenience stores are asking Iowa lawmakers to set up a state grant program to replace aging underground

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

FEATURE: Taiwan Regressing in Biofuel, Waste Oil Policy

by  Elizabeth Hsu (Taipai Times) … At a time when most industrialized countries have found bright solutions for dealing with waste cooking oil, Taiwan seems to be stuck in the

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Raizen, Iogen’s Brazilian Cellulosic Ethanol Project, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility utilizing (waste) sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock. And the first of what Raizen says will be a

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Crop Technology Day January 20, 2015 Vonore, TN

  Crop Technology Day          January 20, 2015     Vonore, TN

The IBSS Partnership in cooperation with Genera Energy, Inc., will host a Crop Technology Day event. The event will be held on January 20, 2015 at the Color Wheel Farm

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Delaware-Size Gas Plume over West Illustrates the Cost of Leaking Methane

by Joby Warrick   (The Washington Post)   The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near this desert trading post may be colorless and odorless, but it’s not invisible.

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Emission Factor for Tropical Peatlands Drained for Oil Palm Cultivation

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  In January 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an analysis of the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with palm oil–based biodiesel and renewable diesel.

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Yellow Hose Program Brings Price Stability to E85 in Michigan

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85 and supplying area retailers, as well as sales at an

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Forget “Policy Reform”, “Messaging” Says Industry: Surprises Abound in the 2015 Bioeconomy Agenda Poll Results

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Instead, you pointed to “bolt-ons”, “policy stability”, “financing”, “supply chain” and  “focusing on winners” as the advanced bioeconomy imperatives for 2015. You’ve told us, in many communications,

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Sam Burkett, President, BioBlend Renewable Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … BioBlend makes and sells high performance industrial lubricants that are biobased, biodegradable and ultra-low toxicity. … While we do not have the answer to every

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

PacificAg Can Save Ethanol Plants Time & Money

by Talia Bang (Ag NewsWire)  PacificAg, the country’s largest and most experienced biomass harvest company in the country, can help ethanol plants developing or expanding operations into the production of

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Q-RINs Emerge in the Renewable Fuels Market

(Genscape/Biodiesel Magazine)    After the U.S. EPA’s final Quality Assurance Plan rule established a new, unified QAP program over the summer, Q-RINs have been successfully transferred in the RIN market.

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries —

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Program under Review

by Riza T. Olchandra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Energy authorities are calling for more investments in biofuels as officials review a current program mandating the blending of biodiesel and ethanol in

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Flies Supersonic With Gevo ATJ

(Gevo)  Multiple Test Flights Conducted on F/A-18 “Hornet” Using a 50/50 ATJ Blend The U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Oleg Padalko, Director, N-f-P Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Main areas of activity:waste minimization programs for industrial enterprises planning and implementation,MSW flows,incl. landfills, analytical description and management programs, pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction of

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy Launches SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program

(Dawnbreaker/PR NewsWire)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially launched its first ever SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program, aimed at helping eligible small R&D businesses and individuals successfully apply

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

The DOE’s Shifting Worldview for Biofuels Deployment, Now through 2030

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on algae-based feedstocks and terrestrial crops too. Can algae-based biofuels reach

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Innovative Integrated Microalgae Cultivation to Be Demonstrated at One-Hectare Unit in Southern Portugal

(Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research)   A consortium of biotechnology experts, including experts of Wageningen UR, has started to build a one-hectare pilot unit for the production of microalgae in

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Small but Tough: Iridium Nanoparticles Resist Deactivation in Biofuel Production

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Scientists characterized catalysts to determine ability to convert methane to more valuable fuels Results: Steam reforming turns methane from biomass into a mixture that can be

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Academy Releases Calendar of Advanced Biofuel Events for the year 2015

  Biodiesel Academy Releases Calendar of Advanced Biofuel Events for the year 2015

(The Alternative Energy e-Magazine)  Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) is proudly presenting its calendar of Events and training Programmes scheduled in year 2015 on nonfood oil based biofuels. The BBA has

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Hans van Klink, Director Project Development, Dutch Sustainable Development BV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Betaprocess is a vacuum extraction technology which opens cells of organic material. Ideal for the production of green chemicals. NewFoss is a technology which

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Two Biorefinery a Total of EUR 33.3 Million to Support Energy

(Finland Ministry of Employment and the Economy)  The Ministry of Employment and the Economy granted 17/12/2014 Bioethanol Finland Oy, EUR 30 million to support energy Kouvola Myllykoski planned bioethanol facility investment. Neste

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

West Sacramento Says No to Ethanol Trains

by Tony Bizjak  (Sacramento Bee)  The city of West Sacramento and a Texas-based gasoline company are battling over whether it’s riskier to ship large amounts of ethanol through city streets

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

To Clean up Air in Cities, Government Plans Biofuel, Electric Buses

(Times of India Economic Times)  The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity for public transport vehicles and school

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Lawsuit Puts Biodiesel Use under Spotlight

(China Daily/Ecns.cn)  Yingding Biofuel Technology Co Ltd, the privately owned Chinese biodiesel producer, has won its monopoly case against the country’s biggest oil refiner, China Petrochemical Corp Ltd. The company

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (Americas)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  POET-DSM, Abengoa, Enerkem, GranBio, Raizen plant openings lead the list; REG’s M&A campaign, EPA’s RFS

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Conventional Gasoline Models are Expected to Represent Less Than Half of Vehicles Sold Worldwide by 2017

(Navigant Research)  Stop-start capability anticipated to be the most important innovation in improving fuel efficiency, report concludes A new report

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Fellowships for Future Agricultural Scientists

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Powerdyne to Deliver Jobs and Investment to Terre Haute

(Powerdyne/PR NewsWire)  Powerdyne Renewable Fuels (“Powerdyne”) www.powerdyne.com, a frontrunner in the national renewable fuel industry, announces it will be investing

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

$3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development

(State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry)   Work focuses on making renewable feedstocks more affordable The

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Comments on FDA Animal Food Supplemental Rulemaking

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration last on its supplemental

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass 'Waste' into Lucrative Chemical Products

by Elizabeth K. Gardner (Purdue University) A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Request for 2015 Research Proposals— DUE Feb. 28, 2015

(New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association)   The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is requesting proposals for 2015

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Can Brazil Get Its Ethanol Mojo Back?

by Mac Margolis (Bloomberg View)  Brazilian airline Gol set out earlier this year to launch the world’s first commercial flight

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

House Oversight Committee to Feature New Energy, Cybersecurity Subcommittees

by Esther Whieldon (SNL)  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will feature a new subcommittee in 2015 dedicated almost entirely

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA: Nearly 6 Million Cellulosic RINs Generated in November

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

E15 Ethanol Blend Arrives in Sioux City

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal)  Motorists in Sioux City now have another choice of ethanol-blended gasoline.  The Murphy USA

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on RFS Anniversary

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  December 19, marks the seventh anniversary of the signing into law of the Energy Independence and

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Dr. Isaac Berzin, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Qualitas Health

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Qualitas Health develops nutrition ingredients based on microalgae using proprietary technologies for strain selection, sustainable

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuels Market is Expected to Reach $23.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 – Allied Market Research

(Allied Market Research/PR Web)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Second Generation Biofuels – Size,

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Financing, Supply Chain Are Top Advanced Bioeconomy Priorities for 2015, Say Readers in New Digest Poll.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Blend Wall Busters, R&D Bang for the Buck and Policy Stability rate slightly behind. Better

December 22, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Fancy Writing on Paper Made from Seaweed?

by Allan Koay (The Star Online)  The Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, smells like the sea. …

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

New report available: Biorenewables Financing Under the Microscope

(Nextant)  Broadly felt concerns about the long-run economics of petroleum-based feedstocks, the future of the global economy, and the environment have motivated

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Five Myths about Gas Taxes

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Novozymes Sticks to Biofuel Growth Plan Despite Oil Price Rout

by Teis Jensen   (Reuters Africa)   Denmark’s Novozymes , the world’s largest enzymes producer, will stick to its plans

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Feedstock Survey – Producer Participation Wanted

(Biomass Blog)  The Mississippi State University Department of Agricultural Economics is reaching out to agricultural producers in the Southeast region

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

To Clean up Air in Cities, Govt Plans Biofuel, Electric Buses

(Times of India)  The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

UPDATED: Finland Provides Money to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million (€30 million) to

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Battle Resumes over Clean Fuels Program

by Steve Law (Portland Tribune)  Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Dr. Indresh Mathur, Director, Research and Development, Haltermann Solutions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Develop high energy rocket propellants for the private companies under NASA contracts to fly missions

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Shanks Awarded Preferred Proponent Status for Surrey Organics Biofuel Processing Facility Project in Canada

(Shanks)   International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc (LSE: SKS) announces that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada,

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

New York State Awards Bioenergy Projects with Economic Development Grants

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New York state, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $709.2 million in economic and community

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

UNICA Says Hard for Ethanol to Compete with $60 Oil as Nine More Mills Shut

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, UNICA says that ethanol and all renewable energies become a challenge with oil at

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Leifmark and New Holland Run Stover Harvest Trials in Western Iowa to Cut Investor Risk for Cellulosic Ethanol Refineries

(Liefmark/PR NewsWire)   In two Iowa cornfields in early November, Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture teamed up to test

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Policy Center and It’s “Fix the RFS” Recipe, or Lack thereof

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After a year-long talk fest, the BPC emerges with a report on RFS reform, and

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BNDES OKs $116M in Financing for Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Sao Paulo State

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved $223.38 in financing

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Finnish Study Identifies Locally Sourced Green Diesel as a Route to Aviation Biofuel Use if Price Can Be Met

(GreenAir Online)  A study commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and national aviation and biofuel companies has indicated the

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

2015 China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit (BBS 2015) May 21st-22nd Shanghai, China

  2015 China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit (BBS 2015)   May 21st-22nd  Shanghai, China

On the global scale Bioenergy is the most important renewable energy source and a further strong growth of bioenergy is

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

University of Minnesota Report Contains Inaccurate and Misleading Information on Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent report released by the University of Minnesota, “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts Of Conventional And Alternative

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

REG Newton Unveils $13.2 Million Upgrade

by Jamee A. Pierson (Newton Daily News)   …The upgraded process, including distillation, removes impurities and leaves behind a very

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazil's Cosan Sees Brighter Future for Ethanol

(Reuters America Latina) Cosan SA, Brazil’s biggest producer of sugar and ethanol, said on Wednesday that two potential upsides in

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Cindy Thyfault, CEO, Westar Trade Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We specialize in assisting companies with new or emerging technologies that are ready for commercial

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

KSG Agro Expert Believes the Production of Biofuels Should Not Disturb the Eco-Balance of Land

(KSG Agro)  In the production of biofuels one should take into account the need to maintain soil fertility. This was

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Military May Have to Tell Lawmakers Before Filling the Tank

(Roll Call) … The legislation would allow the Defense Department to continue buying biofuels in bulk but raises the threshold

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Clean Energy Programs Survive “Cromnibus”

(FarmEnergy.org)  The big news from our nation’s capital this past week has been the passage of the appropriations bill for

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

York’s Contribution to International Biofuel Research Is Recognised by Brazil.

(Biorenewables Development Centre)  Brazil’s National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

From Flushing to Fuel: How Bioenergy Spectrum Solutions Will Change Waste Disposal

(EIN PressWire) … BioEnergy Spectrum Solutions, or BESS, has a plan based on technology developed by Mississippi State University that can

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Facts for the Road: The Energy Department and Your Gasoline Pump

by Alicia Moulton (US Department of Energy)  Going “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” this holiday season

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

BETO Releases Process Integration and Carbon Efficiency Workshop Summary Report

(US Department of Energy)  On June 11–12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) Is Hosting aVirtual Science Fair.

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) is hosting a national virtual science fair that engages 9th–12th grade

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair

(US Department of Energy)  Last week concluded the beta run of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S, China Making Progress on Biotech Crop talks: USDA's Vilsack

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The United States and China are making progress in talks over Beijing’s acceptance of new biotechnology

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Gernot Trolf, CEO of AATIC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Seeking additional funders/investors for our WTE, Algae to Fuel and other renewable energy projects.  READ

December 18, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Renmatix Acquires Sweden-Based REAC Fuel's Intellectual Property

(Renmatix/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renmatix Inc., the architect of affordable cellulosic sugars for the global renewable chemicals markets, recently announced it

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

China Biofuels Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2010 – 2017

(Transparency Market Research/Digital Journal) Transparency Market Research Report Added “China Biofuels Market” to its database. The research report provides insights

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Raizen, Iogen Commence Cellulosic Ethanol Production in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1 billion liters by 2024, vows Raizen. Record speed on start-up. What’s the story on

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters

by Katie Valentine (ThinkProgress)   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has big plans for carbon reductions in his state, as outlined

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Economic Outlook

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Back again by popular demand this year at the American Seed Trade Association CSS 2014 and

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Seeds of Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … During a presentation at the American Seed Trade Association CSS 2014 and Seed Expo last

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Tackling Global Malnutrition

(Algae Biomass Organization)  We produce enough food to feed the world.  Malnutrition and acute hunger seen across the globe are

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

ABO and EABA Agree to Share Member Benefits

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This week marks a new era in international algae cooperation: the US-based Algae Biomass Organization and the

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RSB Auditor Training January 21-23, 2015 Viterbo area, Italy

  RSB Auditor Training   January 21-23, 2015    Viterbo area, Italy

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an international multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and intergovernmental agencies concerned with ensuring

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Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York

(North Country Public Radio)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA International Bioenergy Conference October 26-29, 2015 Berlin, Germany

  IEA International Bioenergy Conference   October 26-29, 2015  Berlin, Germany

Realising the world’s sustainable bioenergy potential Under the auspices of the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, the bioenergy conference

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Algenol Wins Global Energy Award

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algenol Biofuels has been named the recipient of the 2014 Global Energy Award for Industry Leadership in

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Virent Announces World's First Demonstration of Full Range of Bio-Aromatics Production

(Virent) New Systems Enable Samples for Product Validation and Market Trials Virent announced that it has successfully produced bio-paraxylene, bio-toluene and bio-benzene at

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Global Castor Congress/Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015 February 21 & 22, 2015 Jaipur, India

  Global Castor Congress/Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015    February 21 & 22, 2015   Jaipur, India

The Advanced Biofuel Center is happy to Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015 in India from February 21-22, 2015. CJP has

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

The Year That Wasn’t

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bob Dinneeen writes the Renewable Fuels Association annual in and out list

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Senate Passes Bill Temporarily Renewing Tax Breaks

by Kevin Drawbaugh (Reuters)  Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business research, wind power and foreign profits,

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

A Black Hole for Our Best and Brightest: Wall Street Is Expanding, and the Economy Is Worse off for It.

by Jim Tankersley (The Washington Post)  … Years later, she (Deborah Jackson) would come to see it differently, growing disenchanted with

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Rautenbach's Mwenezi Ethanol Project Gets Nod

by Godfrey Mtimba (Daily News)  The new Zanu PF provincial executive here has promised to give businessman Billy Rautenbach the

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Water Environment Research Foundation Increases Research to Further Sustainability

(Water Environment Research Foundation/PR Web)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is expanding its research with three new projects that

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Srinivas Kilambi, Founder & CEO, Sriya Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Technology Development to convert biomass sugars to high value chemicals like THF, Furfural Acohol Funding

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Receives Regulatory Approval in Brazil

(Amyris)  Brazil Now Cleared for Flying With Locally-Produced, Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel as Study Indicates That Amyris’s Renewable Fuels Greatly Reduce

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

New Waste-to-Energy Facility Proposed in Hampden

by Terry Stackhouse  (WABI TV)  A group managing the trash disposal needs of nearly 190 Maine towns wants to build

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Think Tank Proposes 40 Options to Change Ethanol Mandate

by Timothy Cama  (The Hill)  The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) published a report outlining 40 different options that it said

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

SS Lootah Subsidiary to Collaborate on Green Fuel Initiative

(Khaleej Times)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

In Denmark We Continue Sustainable Biomass

(Denmark Climate, Energy and Building Ministry / google translation)  The Danish energy industry today launches a new voluntary industry agreement

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Study: All-Electric Cars May Not Be so Green

(Fuel Fix)  People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Falling Oil Prices Will Push Many Cellulosic Fuel Makers into the Red

(Lux Research, Inc.)  Cellulosic feedstocks can keep bio-based fuels and materials from competing with food, but despite 2.4 billion tons

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Milo in the Limelight

by Nicholas Gergin (Lincoln Journal Star)   … The ancient grain, also known as milo, is enjoying some time in the

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

The Evolution of Minnesota’s Ethanol Industry Parts 1 and 2

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Minnesota ethanol industry is evolving even in the face of growth challenges including continued uncertainty

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

OriginOil, Inc. Report to Shareholders: As Oil Falls, Biofuels Take Off

(OriginOil, Inc./PR Web)  A potential bonanza for algae-based fuels and proteins as oil prices slide OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Pushes forward with Second Generation Biofuels Efforts

(Biofuels International)  Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Feds Leave $321-million Unspent for Green Programs, Overspend on Oil and Gas Research, Ads

by Tim Naumetz  (The Hill Times Online)    The federal government failed to spend a total of $321-million Parliament approved

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Phillip D. McFarran, President, McFarran Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We firmly believe that biofuels combined with the unconventional drilling techniques now being utilized will

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Does the Oil Glut Spell DOOM, GLOOM or BOOM for Alternative Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does $60 oil impact payback for natgas or hybrid electric vehicles, and cellulosic biofuels?

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

NDSU: New Plastic Disappears When You Want It to

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A discovery by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, holds scientific promise that could

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Oberon Fuels is launching DME (dimethyl ether) in North America as a clean-burning, alternative to

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Time for Teddy Talk

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are times for TED Talks about wondrous advances in technology and the future that

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

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