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U.S. Industry Blasts EPA Decision on Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  EPA to Fast-Track Argentinian Biodiesel by Easing Sustainability Requirements The National Biodiesel Board on Tuesday sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel

January 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths

By Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical and Engineering News)  For years, industrial biotech companies have sought to make renewable chemicals by repurposing the corn fermentation capabilities of underutilized fuel ethanol plants.

January 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Margins, Fuel, Land Prices among Concerns at Ag Summit

by Jim Offner (WCFCourier.com) … “With crop prices going down, we think leases are going to have to start being adjustable and they’re going to have to lower land prices and

January 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Straight from the Ethanol Producer to Your Gas Tank

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Some ethanol producers are selling E85 directly to drivers like you and me. It seems they take the phrase, cutting out the middleman, very

January 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

  Platts 4th Annual EU Biofuels Seminar April 15, 2015    Geneva, Switzerland

This focused event will provide a unique insight from key decision makers, and a comprehensive overview of the European and international biofuels and feedstock markets, providing you with trading and pricing

January 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine if you will a country with two natural resource industries. Both produce high demand products. One is the lowest priced producer on

January 27, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

Matt Blunt Delivers Message to NBB Attendees

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  It was good to see former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt on stage today at the National Biodiesel Conference. Matt accomplished great things for the industry during

January 24, 2015 Read Full Article

New Campaign to Urge 2016 Caucus Candidates to Support Renewable Fuels

by Reid Chandler (WHOTV.com)  Governor Terry Branstad announced Thursday a new campaign promoting the Renewable Fuel Standard, aimed at potential presidential nominees visiting Iowa during the caucus season. … The

January 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Words that May Not Be Said: Biofuel, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Renewable Jetfuel

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Absent from President Barak Obama’s State of the Union Message and from remarks made by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at the DC Auto Show,

January 23, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

(US Department of Energy)   Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20 in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the

January 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium Awards Contract to Construct Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot Project at Masdar City

(Masdar Institute)  Research puts UAE at forefront of global movement to create sustainable, alternative fuels that do not compete with food production Based on ground-breaking research at the Masdar Institute

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Independence Summit 2015 February 22-24 Washington, DC

  Energy Independence Summit 2015     February 22-24    Washington, DC

Join us in Washington, DC for the nation’s premier alternative fuel vehicle policy summit, where the nation’s Clean Cities Coalitions and transportation energy leaders will convene to share best practices

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel 2015: The Top 14 Trends for the New Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New technologies, new markets, new research and most of the same policy challenges, as we look at the 14 top trends for 2015. … 1.

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Mintues with …. Dr. Nancy Ho, Founder, Green Tech America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My company plays an important role in providing our super efficient yeast, named as the Ho-Purdue Yeast … efficiently convert corn mash added 15% cellulosic sugars

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Predictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA, but where concrete real-world data and observations exist, they should

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

8th Biofuels International Conference September 22-24, 2015 Porto, Portugal

  8th Biofuels International Conference   September 22-24, 2015    Porto, Portugal

This year’s event is in association with biodiesel production equipment specialist IncBio. The company supplies biodiesel plants across Europe, incorporating some of the most advanced and efficient technologies in the

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Major Gasoline Retailer Sheetz Expands E15 in the Mid-Atlantic

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, Sheetz — a major retail gas station chain in the Mid-Atlantic — announced that 60 of its locations in North Carolina will offer E15 by the

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Producers Should Sell Directly to Gas Retailers

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol producers that aren’t selling E85 direct to area gas retailers should seriously think about it, according to producers with direct-sales programs in place. ..

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Dangerously in Denial on Climate Change

by  Catherine Rampell (The Washington Post) … In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Council Members Push to Bring Greener Fuel to the Staten Island Ferry

by Vincent Barone (SI Live)  Conversation has begun between city officials and council members on legislation that would increase the amount of biofuel used in city-owned vessels, including the Staten Island

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Analysis Study: Biodiesel from Animal Fat Produces 85% Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(European Fat Processors and Renderers Association)    Biodiesel made from animal fat reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 85% compared to fossil fuels. This exceptional figure has been confirmed by the findings of

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Declaring “The Truth Matters”, Biodiesel Leaders Say Policy Makers Need to Consider the Facts to Get the Renewable Fuels Standard Back on Track

(National Biodiesel Board) The National Biodiesel Conference and Expo opens with a fiery speech by the industry’s chief spokesperson.   Arguing that federal policy makers must see through the false attacks by

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Jens Sogaard Jacobsen, Group Sales Director, MBP Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We manage their by-products and ensure that this potential waste is brought to optimal use in the bioeconomy … Sustainability: in order to be acceptable

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Cabinet Also Allows Private Manufacturers of Bio-Diesel to Sell It Directly to Consumers such as the Railways

by Vidhi Choudhary and Sayantan Bera (Live Mint)  On Friday, the cabinet also decided to allow private manufacturers of bio-diesel to sell it directly to users such as Indian Railways,

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Department of Food Directs Sugar Mills to Expedite Ethanol Supply

by Anindita Dey  (Business Standard)  The department calls meet to gather information on number of sugar mills supplying ethanol and supply position of ethanol blending programme The department of food has

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Anellotech, IFP Energies Nouvelles and Axens to Develop Aromatics Technology from Non-Food Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Pyromania! Anellotech lands key European partners to commercialize its pyrolysis-based pathway to high-value renewable BTX chemicals. In New York, Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles and its

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA Task 39 Newsletter #38 Online Focuses on Netherlands

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This issue features a Biofuels country update from the Netherlands, an update on Task 39’s ongoing work, and a short summary of some of other relevant news in

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

A New Pew Survey Shows Americans Might Finally Be Getting Serious about Global Warming

by Roberto A. Ferdman (The Washington Post)  Pew Research Center is out with a new survey and, for the first time in years, it actually bodes well for those hoping climate

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: Renewables to Grow Faster than Fossil Fuels in 2015

by Charlotte Malone (Blue and Green Tomorrow)   Growth in renewable energy consumption is set to significantly outpace the growth seen in fossil fuels this year, according to a report. However,

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Brown Panel: To Cut CO2 Emissions, Make It Profitable

by Alex Kuffner (Providence Journal) To get power plants and other large polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change, make it financially attractive to them.

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Beyond Boats To China

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms? The prospect

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Opening Channels For Export

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is teaming up with Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on a new

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Petroleum Ministry Inaugurates Second Experimental Phase of Ethanol Use

by Shadia Basheri   (Sudan Vision Daily)  The Ministry of Petroleum has inaugurated today in Khartoum at the station of Nile Company for Petrol the second experimental phase of producing

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

LANXESS Brings New Baynox Antioxidants onto the Market: Highly Concentrated Additives Prolong Shelf Life of Biodiesel

(LANXESS)  Product launch at “Fuels of the Future” trade conference, Berlin, January 19-20, 2015    Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is adding the highly concentrated additives Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo to its range

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Race Car Sponsored by Hydro Dynamics Featured on PBS Show

(PR Web)  Driver Jonathan Olmscheid of the Hydro Dynamics sponsored US Ethanol car discussed benefits of ethanol as a race fuel during an interview on the PBS show “Farm Connections”

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide, an Important By-Product of Fermentation: Food Industry Applications and Usage

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd., Biofuels Digest)   … Much of the ethanol industry is concentrated in the nation’s regions which are also the regions which are the largest

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

BP’s Exit from Cellulosic Ethanol: the Assets, the Auction, the Process, the Timing, the Skinny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete details on BP’s exit and the considerable physical and intellectual assets available for acquisition, in part or in whole.  As BP continues to

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with….Franck Mode, Business Advisor, CADev

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Official economic development agency of the Champagne-Ardenne Region … 500M+ was invested in bioprocessing and 300+ jobs were created. As a result, Champagne-Ardenne is producing almost

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 N. Bethesda, MD DEADLINE: March 23, 2015

  CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 N. Bethesda, MD   DEADLINE:  March 23, 2015

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Around the World Symposium March 19, 2015 University of Cambridge, UK

  Algae Around the World Symposium     March 19, 2015   University of Cambridge, UK

EnAlgae in collaboration with the University of Cambridge is hosting a symposium showcasing new research on microalgae coming from the UK and further afield, through collaborative projects. Algae are present

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference January 31-February 3, 2015 Dubai, UAE

  Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference    January 31-February 3, 2015    Dubai, UAE

Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference has earned its place as ‘the must attend’ event for sugar professionals. Now in its 11th year, the conference is world-renowned and attracts over 650 senior

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Creative Adaptation: Enhancing Oversight of Synthetic Biology Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

Lynn Bergeson Lynn, Charles M. Auer, and Oscar Hernandez (Industrial Biotechnology)  READ MORE

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR–The Power of Data: Harnessing Ethanol Plant Information For Increased Profitability January 22, 2015 3:00ET

  WEBINAR–The Power of Data:  Harnessing Ethanol Plant Information For Increased Profitability     January 22, 2015   3:00ET

Data collection happens at every ethanol plant. However, the most successful production facilities use that information to increase efficiency and profitability. This webinar will include presentations from several companies that

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Conference and Expo January 19-22, 2015 Fort Worth, TX

  National Biodiesel Conference and Expo  January 19-22, 2015   Fort Worth, TX

The end of 2014 delivered two powerful shocks to the transportation fuels sector. First, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) refused to decrease production to offset reduced demand,

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 4 Washington DC DEADLINE September 15, 2015

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy    December 4     Washington DC   DEADLINE September 15, 2015

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 4 — Washington DC

  Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy  —   December 4  —   Washington DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

World Congress of Bioenergy September 24-26, 2015 Xi’an, China

  World Congress of Bioenergy   September 24-26, 2015     Xi’an, China

As a satellite conference of the Euro-Asia Economic Forum, the conference will set a highly comprehensive platform for academic and enterprises which could exchange and discuss in zero distance and

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

6th Annual Argus European Biomass Trading Conference April 14-16, 2015 London, UK

  6th Annual Argus European Biomass Trading Conference   April 14-16, 2015    London, UK

There is no question that the biomass market has evolved over the last twelve months — and is poised for further growth. Prospects for a model built on certainty, in

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste to Biogas & Clean Fuels Finance & Investment Summit March 3-4, 2015 Santa Clara, CA

  Waste to Biogas & Clean Fuels Finance & Investment Summit   March 3-4, 2015   Santa Clara, CA

Infocast’s Waste to Biogas & Clean Fuels F&I Summit will bring together key government decision makers, municipalities, utilities, off-takers, commercial generators and fleet owners with feedstock providers, waste service companies,

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference March 31-April 1, 2015 New York, NY

  Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference   March 31-April 1, 2015    New York, NY

Once again, RISI and DANA have combined forces to bring together the most compelling conference for the financial community and those engaged in tracking companies and assets or who own and

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

B7 Biodiesel To Be Sold In Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan From End Of January

(Bernama)  A total of 366 petrol kiosks in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan will be selling B7 palm oil biodiesel from the end of this month, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Gas Tax Hike Looking More Palatable to Republicans

by Fawn Johnson (National Journal)  Some lawmakers say there needs to be a rebate for low-income families. Others call it a “user fee.”   Lawmakers may have finally run out

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Imposing Carbon Price Would Spur Bioenergy, Slash Emissions — MIT Study

by Amanda Peterka  (E&E Publishing / Greenwire) Bioenergy production would boom and spur steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions if a global price is slapped on carbon, Massachusetts Institute of

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA: 2014 Cellulosic RIN Generation Tops 33 Million

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during

January 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Senators Feinstein, Toomey Float Amendment to Cut Corn Ethanol from RFS

(Environmental and Energy Study Insitute)  On January 16, Sens. Feinstein (D-CA) and Toomey (R-PA) floated an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the ‘Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Says RFS Uncertainty a Reason for Lower 2014 Production

by Janell Thomas  (Farm Futures)  2014 biodiesel production drops from record levels noted in 2013; National Biodiesel Board says Renewable Fuel Standard has impact Sluggish Renewable Fuel Volume announcements from

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Ethanol Producers Meet Statutory 2014 RFS without Final Rule

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renewable identification number (RIN) generation data released by the U.S. EPA shows that the statutory 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements established by Congress in

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Offers a Framework to Help Policymakers, Researchers, and Other Stakeholders Analyze the Effects of Potential Changes to the U.S. Food System

(WebWire)  To aid U.S. policymakers and other stakeholders who make decisions about the nation’s food system, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council offers a

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Argonne Model Analyzes Water Footprint of Biofuels

by Greg Cunningham (Argonne National Laboratory)  A new version of an online tool created by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Mississippi Files Fraud Lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR

by Jeff Amy  (The Dispatch/Associated Press)  The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

5 Things to Know about Obama’s Next Climate Move: Methane

(Associated Press/The Washington Post)  The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for Supporting Carbon Utilization Technology

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Senators urge Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to support carbon utilization throughout their programs.

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Export Incentive Viable Option For Producers

by Donna Funk   (Ethanol Producer Magazine/K-Coe Isom)  Ethanol producers exporting product may want to look into the Interest Charge-Domestic

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

World-Herald Editorial: Cellulosic Ethanol Enters the Stage

(Omaha.com)  After years of anticipation, cellulosic ethanol production has taken a major step forward, with Iowa leading the way. Plants

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Boeing, Embraer Open Joint Aviation Biofuel Research Center in Brazil

(Boeing) Collaboration supports Brazil’s role in developing sustainable biofuel, helps meet aviation’s environmental goals.    Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Bus Scheme a Success

by Cai Wenjun (Shanghai Daily)  A Yearlong pilot scheme involving more than 100 city buses running on a mixture of

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

(Centre for Process Innovation)  The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Nelson Barton, Vice President R&D, Genomatica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Believe in the flexibility and diversity of biology. There is a solution. Your team will

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

First Biofuels Test Lab in Southeast Open at A-B Tech

by Mike Cronin (Citizen-Times)   The Southeast’s first biofuels testing lab will open Wednesday at the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Govt Okays Ethanol Project

(AllAfrica)  The Zanu-PF leadership here has given the Zimbabwe Bio-Energy the green light to set up a US$500 million ethanol

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ph.D. Candidate Awarded NEC Scholarship

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce Laís Thomaz* as the winner

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

The Chamber of Commerce Conveniently Forgets Its Attacks on Obama

by Dana Milbank (The Washington Post)  Tom Donohue, the longtime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sounded ebullient as

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Indirect Land Use Change Go Away

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the specter of falling oil prices spooks the sector, here’s good news from the

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Harvard Defies Divestment Campaigners and Invests Tens of Millions of Dollars in Fossil Fuels

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Campaigners protest over ‘blood money’ investments that come ahead of a lawsuit brought by students

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Enzyme Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods

by Bill Scanlon (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Crop Outlook Reveals Lower Corn Prices, Shrinking Demand from Biofuels

(American Farm Bureau Federation)  The crop demand outlook for the 2014/15 marketing year is a mixed bag, according to Patrick

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Ag Secretary Stresses Biofuels Support at AFBF

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Real farmers from around the country had a chance to ask Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack questions

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Senator Vows to Bring the ‘Iowa Way’ to D.C.

by Amanda Peterka  (E&E Daily)  Joni Ernst’s new office is about 1,100 miles from her hometown in rural southwest Iowa,

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo Partners with Brenntag for Bio-Isobutanol Sale

by Doris de Guzman (Green Chemicals Blog)  Gevo announced it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc. (Brenntag

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Labor Shortage Delays DuPont Plant Completion

by Gavin Aronsen  (Ames Tribune)  A worker shortage has delayed the completion date of DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant outside Nevada,

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

TruMarx Intro’s Biodiesel, RINs Transaction Capability on COMET

(TruMarx Data Partners Inc.)  TruMarx Data Partners Inc., the creator of COMET, an on-demand platform for custom bilateral OTC transactions,

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Houston Fueling Station Prepares for B100, B50 Dispensing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Construction is nearly complete at Root Fuel’s revamped Wallisville Road retail fueling location where Houston

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

China’s New Plastics Ban in Jilin Province Boosts Bioplastics Sector

By Nina Ying Sun (Plastics News)  A new ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and food service items is creating an

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Algenol Fuels for Renewable Fuel Standard

(Algenol)  Algenol announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel,

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing Coming to Ontario, Strategy to Be Unveiled this Year

by Adrian Morrow (Globe and Mail)    The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

New French Biodiesel Limit Could Split EU Fuels Market – Oil, Car Lobbies

by Michel Rose, Gus Trompiz, Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  France’s increased limit on food-based biofuels in transport fuel could raise logistic and

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovative Research, Applications and Approaches Keep Freudenberg-NOK Ahead of the Competition

(Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies/PR NewsWire)  The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit offers visitors an eye-pleasing preview of new

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Dr. M. Sugandi-Ratulangi, Director S&A PETROKIMIA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … further interest includes domestic ethanol production and infrastructure studies for supply to the Chinese market

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

New Farmer Co-Operative to Help Build Ontario Bioeconomy

(Farmers.com/Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative)  A group of Ontario farmers have a plan to convert crop residue into cellulosic sugar to

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Shale vs OPEC: What’s Going on with Oil Prices? Will the Bleeding Stop, and When?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what’s going on, as illustrated in this EIA chart, which shows the imbalance between

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Say the Social Cost of Carbon Will Be 6 Times the Obama Administration’s Estimate

by Evan Lehmann (E&E Publishing/ClimateWire)  Climate change could have much larger impacts on the economy than the U.S. government is

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces New Bill to Replace Gas Tax, Ensure Solvency of Highway Trust Fund, Fight Climate Change

(Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 2nd)) New bill would ensure solvency of Highway Trust Fund, fully-fund public transportation — Congressman Jared Huffman

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Large-Scale Biodiesel Plant Set To Open In Cleveland

(WTOC 11/Associated Press)  … Commercial production at Center Alternative Energy Co. is expected to begin within two weeks, deriving biodiesel

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels Investing $200M in Jet-Fuel Project

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal/Denver Business Journal)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, based in Fort Collins, is investing $200 million

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol to Cut Electricity Costs with Cogeneration at Stockton Plant

by Mark Anderson (Sacramento Business Journal)  Pacific Ethanol Inc. is installing a $12 million cogeneration system at its Stockton plant that

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Oil Prices Hurt Local Ethanol Plants

by Devin Bartolotta (KTTC) Many of us may be celebrating at the pump, but low gas prices are a sign of

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have

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Republican Voters Split on Climate Change Opinions

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Republican voters are split on many issues surrounding climate change, and more than half want carbon

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

“Faces” to Debut Next Week, a Biofuels Digest Original Series on BioChannel.TV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next week, a new Digest chapter begins with the debut of “Faces”, our first original

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Z Plant Turns Meat Waste into Diesel

by Adrien Taylor (3News)  Z Energy has started construction on a south Auckland plant to convert meat waste into biofuel.

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Organic Farming Not Always Best for Environment, Says Government Adviser

by Fiona Harvey (The Guardian)  Lord Krebs claims that organic farming needs more land than conventional methods to produce the same

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Project achieves major milestone by successfully injecting carbon into saline formation As part of President Obama’s

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

7th Annual “Biofuels Beltway March” March 24-25, 2015 Washington, DC

  7th Annual “Biofuels Beltway March”    March 24-25, 2015   Washington, DC

American Coalition for Ethanol.  Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery Is in Commercial Production

(GlobeNewsWire/UPM)  The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based

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Green Star to Build Algae Facility in Las Vegas

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI) has signed a contract to build a demonstration facility in Las Vegas,

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Improving the Way We Harvest And Deliver Biofuels Crops

(U.S. Department of Energy/Breaking Energy)  America is the largest biofuels producer in the world — accounting for 48 percent of

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mark Warren, Partner and Co-Founder, Ascendant Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Ascendant Partners is an investment banking and financial advisory firm dedicated to helping mid-size renewable

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal from Fossil Fuel Investments

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Faculty members call on university to recognise urgency of climate change and divest from all

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Gerald Kutney, Managing Director, Sixth Element Sustainable Management

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Sixth Element Sustainable Management is a boutique consulting firm specializing in commercializing innovation and

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy – Inventory Backup after 2020: UFOP Chairman Vogel Calls a “iLUC Free” Base Amount of 7%

(German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants/google translation) “The course for a true inventory of hedging existing biofuels

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Gorilla Sized Opportunity Blindness

by Stafford “Doc” Williamson (Biofuels Digest)  … Just barely less than a year ago, I was working with a volunteer “mentor”

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

The 5 Most Maddening Myths about Corn and Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae in Agriculture

(Aurora Algae/Algae Industry Magazine)  Aurora Algae, a company that has been through many turns in their path to domesticate algae,

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Soil Sensor Technology Uses Biocomposites

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A technology developed at North Dakota State University creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo Issues Plant Update, Transfers Common Stock Listing

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Jan. 8, Gevo Inc. issued an update of operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant,

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F.O. Licht’s 11th Annual Sugar & Ethanol Brazil Conference March 23-25, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  F.O. Licht’s 11th Annual Sugar & Ethanol Brazil Conference   March 23-25, 2015   Sao Paulo, Brazil

Attending F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Brazil event  gives you: The latest information for 2015/16 season on sugarcane availability, the

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Flags Vulnerability of Ag Prices to Oil Market Weakness

(AgriMoney.com)  The United Nations highlighted the vulnerability of agricultural commodity values to the weakness in crude oil markets as it

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Moniz: Low Crude Prices Unlikely to Change US Energy Policies

by Nick Snow (Oil & Gas Journal)  Crude oil prices below $50/bbl could force some producers to reduce capital expenditures

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

White Paper Highlights Corn Ethanol’s Decreasing Carbon Intensity

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition/Ethanol Across America)  Innovations in conversion technology and energy use at ethanol facilities, coupled with enhanced efficiency fertilizers

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Jack Gerard Delivers 2015 State of American Energy Address

(American Petroleum Institute)  … As part of this event, we publish our report on the State of American Energy, but this

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will New Congress Take on Ethanol?

by Rob Nikolewski (Watchdog.org)  It’s possibly the most controversial mandate on the books — a  requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Antarctic Algae under Experimentation to Produce Biofuel

by Analia Murias (FIS)  A team of researchers at the Central University of Ecuador studies the use of Antarctic algae to

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Jeff Ovens, Biofuel Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways is committed to carbon neutral growth and has demonstrated

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

VC Surprise: Spruce Capital, Xeraya Capital Announce First Close of New $150M Biogreentech Venture Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As a newly-closed venture fund opens for business with a distinctly Malaysian flavor, we look

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The 4 Smarter Things Congress Could Be Doing than Voting on Keystone Again

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  …  For environmentalists, it symbolizes the increasingly urgent need to keep fossil fuels in

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

State Panel OKs Rules for Alternative Motor Vehicle Fuels

by Steve Law (Portland Tribune)  The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted Wednesday to approve operating rules for the state’s Clean

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Price Plunge in U.S. Slowed by Higher Ethanol Costs

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Rising Capacities, Shift to Distributed Models and Policies Are Top Advanced Biofuels Trends, Says E2 Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The E2 report is something of a hybrid — for one, it includes actual biodiesel

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Not long after two mild earthquakes jolted the normally steady terrain outside Youngstown, Ohio,

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Seeks Nominations for Technical Subcommittee

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is requesting nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Sensenbrenner Introduces Legislation Requesting Redundant E15 Study

by Gary Truit  (Hoosier Ag Today)  On Tuesday, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) once again introduced legislation – H.R. 21 –

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Nigerian Company Sells Cooking Fuel Below Government Subsidized Kerosene Price, Targets 10 million Households by 2017

(Green Energy & Biofuels)  Lagos, Nigeria – January 5, 2015. In what the UN Secretary General Banki-Moon declared as the

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Mechanics Corner: FAME, NERD, GTL and Pond Scum: Powering Equipment in the Future

by Allen Schaeffer (Progressive Dairyman/Diesel Technology Forum)  … Moving to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel was the biggest change in diesel fuel

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

The Year That Wasn’t

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol production and blending broke records.  Exports picked up.  E15 and E85

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

World Needs Wake-up Call

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renewable fuels like ethanol are part of the solution to global warming, writes Mike

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Spotlight on Iowa

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Putting Data to Work

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  JMP, a data analysis software from SAS Institute, can help ethanol producers get a

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Benchmarking the Ethanol Lab

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Quality control depends on accurate test results, but how do ethanol labs control their

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Speeding Cyanobacteria Growth “Brightens” Biofuel’s Future

by Mary Beckman (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/R&D Magazine)  Rapidly growing bacteria that live in the ocean and can manufacture their

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Bart Carpenter, Technology Director, URS Corporation (now part of AECOM)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … I help bioprocessing companies translate their science into practical engineering solutions using the best technology

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

First Cassava Shipment of Major Deal Leaves Port

by George Styllis and Ouch Sony (The Cambodian Daily)  The first shipment of cassava in a major deal between a

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Bridj Launched a New Mobile App & Evening Bus Service

by Nick DeLuca (Bostinno)  On Monday, January 5, pop-up bus service Bridj launched a new mobile app as part of

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

US Energy Policy Review Reveals US Doesn’t Have an Energy Policy

by Jared Gilmour (Christian Science Monitor)  US oil and gas production have boomed, but the country still lacks a coherent

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Seeks Nominations for New Agricultural Science Committee

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

#PumpUpBiodiesel Social Media Campaign Raises Grassroots Biodiesel Support

(National Biodiesel Board)  Participants used the hashtag #PumpUpBiodiesel on both Twitter and Facebook throughout the month of November. This hashtag

January 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Patenting Strategies in the Biodiesel Industry

by Benjamin C. Spehlmann  (Banner & Witcoff Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Obtaining a desirable scope of coverage, as defined by patent claims,

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

2014: Renewable Chemicals Review

by Doris de Guzman (Green Chemicals Blog) …   2014 is the year of commercial production for cellulosic ethanol and

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

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