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New Wyoming Law Extends Fuels Tax to Alternative Highway Fuels, Including Natural Gas, E85, Biodiesel
February 27, 2015 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press) Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a bill that extends the state fuels tax to include alternative highway fuels, including natural gas, pure ethanol, E85 and biodiesel.
The new law, which Mead signed on …

RIT Prof’s Reputation in Waste Reaches Trump Organization
February 27, 2015 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by James Goodman (Democrat & Chronicle)  Jeffrey Lodge is finding a niche at Rochester Institute of Technology as a go-to guy for finding new uses for waste.
An associate professor of biological sciences, Lodge knows what …

Corn Growers ‘Pump’ for Higher Demand
February 27, 2015 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business.  The commodity group is working with service station chains and even manufacturers of pumps in order to expand sales of …

Guatemala Launches Pilot Ethanol Tests
February 27, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(SeeNews Renewables)  Guatemala’s energy ministry presented on Wednesday a pilot plan to test ethanol in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months.  The government will use blends containing 5% and 10% of ethanol, supplied by local …

4 Minutes with… Rod Cummings, President, EUDORA Biomaterial Consulting
February 27, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Aid in building a deeper understanding of biobased products fundamentals across the entire supply chain by connecting agri-processing (1st & 2nd generation) to technology developers to manufacturing to OEM/Brand Owners.

Several …

USDA, DOE Farm and Fuels Funding Updates
February 27, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) USDA and DOE announced a raft of grant and loan opportunities and funded projects, many of them funded through the 2014 Farm Bill. On February 20, the U.S. Department of Energy’s …

Energy Union Pushes for E-Mobility and Alternative Fuels in Transport
February 27, 2015 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Commission plans further steps to decarbonise the transport sector through a shift to alternative fuels and electro-mobility, according to the latest draft of the Energy Union proposal,  …
According to the draft proposal, …

The Great Algae Robbery
February 27, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An arbitration ruling details how Roquette seemingly attempted one of the most brazen intellectual property heists in the history of biotechnology, and almost got away with it.  Today, the story …

Rail Issues Panel at #NEC15
February 27, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The last but certainly not least panel at the 2015 National Ethanol Conference dealt with the timely issue of rail transportation and how safety and congestion are impacting the marketplace.
Renewable Fuels …

The Latest Addition to the List of Renewable Fuels – Biopropane – Will Soon Be Available
February 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  A new renewable fuel will enter the market when Neste Oil starts the manufacture of biopropane. The investment will be made at the Rotterdam refinery. The market for propane in LPG applications is …

Renewable Fuels even Greener than Electric Cars
February 27, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  The world needs transportation now and in the future. However, traffic should be handled in a sustainable way. Renewable fuels may provide the answer, since they seem to be an even more environmentally …

Palm Oil Update Indonesia: Subsidies for Biofuel to Lift CPO Prices
February 27, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Indonesia-Investments)  Due to the Indonesian government’s plan to increase biofuel subsidies from IDR 1,500 per liter to IDR 4,000 per liter – in a move to protect the domestic biofuel industry – palm oil futures …

Economic Models Provide Insights into Global Sustainability Challenges
February 27, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University)  Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a …

New Study Reveals Wide-Ranging Economic Impact of Ethanol Production
February 27, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  At this year’s National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a new ABF Economics study titled “Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States in 2014,” …

Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More
February 27, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of California-Riverside)  Researchers have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to breakdown …

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill
February 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, …

Ethanol Groups Not Pleased with Rekindled RFS Reform Act
February 27, 2015 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures) Bill to eliminate corn-based ethanol requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard doesn’t receive warm welcome from ethanol and ag groups.  Calling it a “huge step backward” for energy independence, the National Corn Growers on …

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate
February 27, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries.
The Toomey-Feinstein Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination …

Mann-Splaining the Global Warming Slowdown
February 27, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Darius Dixon (Morning Energy-Politico)  …A trio of climate scientists has pointed to the Pacific Ocean as a major culprit behind the slowing rate of average global temperature increases over the past decade. Climate skeptics …

European Parliament Votes against First-Gen Biofuels
February 26, 2015 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Danny King (AutoBlog) Just 6 Percent of Euro Fuel Supply Can Come From Biofuel by 2020
European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted Tuesday to put a cap on how much of the continent’s fuel supply can come …

World’s First Biofuel from Whisky Residues Aim for Lead in £100m Market
February 26, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(The Engineer)  A Scottish company has revived a defunct fermentation technology to create biofuel from the residues of whisky production.  Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables said it now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland …

Byogy Renewables and GEN 2 Energy Advance Value Chain to Produce Biofuels Competitive With Today’s Oil Price
February 26, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Byogy/PR Newswire) Byogy Renewables, a biofuels producer based in San Jose, California, has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production …

Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle Fuel
February 26, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Oberon Fuels)  Another milestone for the introduction of a new, low carbon fuel in the United States
Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (“DME”) in North America, announced today that …

RFA Acquires E85prices.com
February 26, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced today that it has acquired E85prices.com, which is a crowdsourced website that offers updated prices for E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels — including E15 — from …

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins
February 26, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Rod Nickel and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland , one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable …

Deinove Strengthens Its Position in the United States
February 26, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(AG-IP-News/Deinove)  DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced in a press release that its patent, “High-performance metabolic …

Ethanol Plant to Rise in Zambo Soon
February 26, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by A. Perez Rimando (Manila Standard Today) A P17 billion ethanol gas plant will soon be built by a consortium in the island barangays of Limaong and Tumitus here, first district  Rep. Lilia Macrohon-Nuno said.
Nuno said …

Amyris Says 132% Increase in Sales to $100M Is in the Cards for 2015
February 26, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first of the “2010-12 IPO kids” completes its transformation to a lively, product-driven commercial company with revenues in fragrances, emollients, solvents and fuels.
In California, Amyris announced Q4 2014 revenues …

Running on Empty: Tackling America’s Infrastructure Crisis March 19, 2015 Washington, DC
February 26, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment
Running on Empty: Tackling America’s Infrastructure Crisis   March 19, 2015     Washington, DC

The critically important Highway Trust Fund is running on empty and will come to a grinding halt at the end of May, unless Congress finds a way to replenish it. Lawmakers in the nation’s capital …

4 minutes with… Al Kaczanowski, VP Marketing and New Product Development, EP Minerals
February 26, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EP Minerals is a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth (DE), clay and perlite. These unique industrial minerals are used as filter aids, absorbents and functional additives for a variety of …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

Middle East OPEC Countries See a Future in Algae
February 25, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Imran Khan (Algae Industry Magazine)  The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment and the Middle East is no exception. The domestic consumption of energy in the region is …

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming
February 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, to chew the fat on a variety of corn-themed energy and agriculture topics. … “I think …

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA
February 25, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama.

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of …

A Policymaker’s Guide to the GMO Controversies
February 23, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Val Giddings (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) Crops and foods improved through biotechnology, popularly known as “GMOs” (for “genetically modified organisms”) remain at the center of a maelstrom of conflicting claims and assertions. This is evident …

U.S. EPA to Propose Biofuels Standards This Spring -official
February 23, 2015 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to offer a proposal for Renewable Fuels Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 this spring, and will use actual production levels to determine last year’s mandated …

Biofuel Enters Growth Period
February 23, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

By Xiao Er’ya  (China Economic Net)  Automobile exhaust has become a major source of air pollution in Chinese cities, and ethanol gasoline can effectively lessen the smog and reduce carbon emissions. If 2004 and 2005 …

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels
February 20, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase …

‘Unrealistic’ Goals for Cellulosic Fuels Render US RFS Road Map ‘Obsolete’
February 20, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Tim Worledge (Platts)  “Unrealistic” expectations around the contribution of cellulosic biofuels to the energy mix are rendering the existing US Renewable Fuel Standard road map “obsolete,” Jeremy Martin of the Union of Concerned Scientists told …

Renewable Fuels Association Chief Lays out Plans for Ethanol’s Future
February 20, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  RFA President Bob Dinneen lists supporting better rail service and creating a level playing field for cellulosic biofuels in 10-point agenda to expand renewables industry
Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen discussed …

Biofuels: Good News and False Solutions
February 20, 2015 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Elmar Baumann (Association of German Biofuels Producers (VDB)/Euractiv)   While the discussion hots up, there is good news for all those in favour of biodiesel and bioethanol as more scientific work on iLUC has been published. …

Farmers Look to Legislature for Expansion Paths
February 20, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Don Davis (Daily Globe)  Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging …

South Dakota Driver Wins Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 “Post Your Price” Contest
February 20, 2015 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce Scott LeBrun as the winner of RFA’s E85 “Post Your Price” contest. The contest, which was announced last October and concluded just …

US EPA to Base 2014 RFS on Actual Output; Blend Wall to Factor in 2015/2016 Rule
February 20, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to base its 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard on actual biofuels production, an agency official said Thursday at an ethanol conference, reiterating its pledge to issue the …

Hastings Link to Innovative Biodiesel Project in Papua New Guinea
February 18, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(Macquarie Port News)  Port Moresby’s first used cooking oil biodiesel plant has links to the Hastings region.  The plant at Papua New Guinea’s largest university, Pacific Adventist University, processes used commercial cooking oil into biodiesel.
Crescent …

California’s Revised LCFS Challenged: Biofuel Industry Questions Standard’s Lack of Real-World Data
February 18, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though real-world data suggest biofuel production has not led to so-called indirect land-use change, the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, continues to see ILUC as a vital part of …

Europe Needs to Introduce Practical Incentives for Best Biofuels
February 18, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (ePURE/Euractiv)  MEPs must move beyond the polarised debate about biofuels and introduce practical measures that will pull Europe’s biofuels policy in the right direction, says Robert Wright.
Later this month, the three-year battle …

8 Ways Obama Sucks on Climate
February 18, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Ben Adler (Grist) … But many of the administration’s moves, including a string of recent actions by federal agencies under Obama’s control, show this conventional wisdom to be false. Here are the president’s top eight …

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
February 18, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting an increasingly cleaner standard for gasoline distributors over the next …

Oregon Senate Approves Clean-Fuels Extension Despite Tie to Cylvia Hayes
February 18, 2015 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive) The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to extend the state’s clean-fuel standard, bucking Republican opponents who decried the program’s connection to the scandal involving John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia …

Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline
February 18, 2015 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(SEMA Action Network)  Legislation (H.B. 2373) to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives.  Currently, the state …

Business Secretary Announces £20M for UK Industrial Biotechnology
February 18, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills)  Business Secretary Vince Cable has today (17 February) unveiled the winners of a multi-million-pound competition to bring innovative UK biotechnology projects to market.
A total of 23 projects, ranging …

4 Minutes with… Josue F. Zaide, CEO/ President, Econergy Corporation
February 18, 2015 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Econergy Corp is a producer of Biodiesel and we supply it to different fuel companies here in the Philippines … It is our goal to become one of the leading biofuel …

Pittsburgh Looks to Add Biofuel Systems to Trucks
February 18, 2015 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Robert Zullo (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)  Pittsburgh is looking to add new fuel systems to 20 trucks in the Department of Public Works that will allow the engines to run on biofuel as well as traditional …

BioBears: Who’s Shorting What in the Advanced Bioeconomy?
February 18, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feeling bullish or bearish on renewables? Before deciding, why not check out the current short interest in sector equities? …
Over the past six months — mostly because of the oil …

Transfer of Subsidy to Biofuel Accelerates Deforestation, Says Walhi
February 18, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is warning that the government’s policy to shift subsidies from fossil fuels to palm oil-based biofuel will only accelerate deforestation in this country.
“Shifting subsidies to land-based …

Dear EPA, Please Fix Biofuels in 2015
February 17, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (Motley Fool)  Say what you want about renewable fuels, but the policies jointly enacted by Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2005 and 2008 were wildly successful in creating globally competitive …

Bozeman-Based Group Creating Bio Diesel from Other’s Waste
February 17, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Keele Smith  (KBZK)  Cheap gas prices have been in the headlines recently, but there’s a greener fuel being made in our own back yard.  A Bozeman-based group is using other people’s waste and taking …

Ethanol Contributes to State’s Record Ag Exports
February 17, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  The producers of Wisconsin’s biofuels are taking some of the credit for the state’s new record for total farm exports during 2014. Joshua Morby of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance says export …

Biofuel from Trash Could Create Green Jobs Bonanza, Says Report
February 17, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Advanced biofuels industry could spur hundreds of thousands of jobs across Europe, says new report, but key European parliament vote next week could throw clean fuel ambitions into disarray
Creating biofuels …

Moran Talks Renewable Fuels, ACA, Change of Power
February 17, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Scott Aust (Garden City Telegram)    As part of his Kansas listening tour, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., stopped in Garden City Monday afternoon to visit with officials of the Conestoga Energy Partner’s Bonanza …

E15’s Big Dance
February 17, 2015 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the works with many expected to open, writes Bob Dinneen of RFA. It’s still early in …

RecOil Project Team Organizes Round Table on Used Cooking Oil
February 17, 2015 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
RecOil Project Team Organizes Round Table on Used Cooking Oil

(RecOil) The RecOil project team organizes a round table “Used Cooking Oil to Biodiesel Chain towards 2030” on 3/03/2014 at the headquarter of the European Biomass Industry Association. The event is organised with the support …

“Bionic Leaf” Uses Bacteria to Convert Solar Energy into Liquid Fuel
February 17, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Cooney (Harvard Medical School/Wyss Institute)  Harvard scientists have created a system that could speed adoption of solar-generated fuels as a power source

Now scientists from a team spanning Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and …

4 Minutes with… Gookche Jeon, Senior Researcher, KBCH and KRIBB
February 17, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … I’m going to make and manage web site about white biotech portal such as biosugar, bioplastic, biorefienry etc. Also, our project team are working on comercializing and developing some biochemicals such …

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015
February 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners?  Each year, the …

Falling Oil Prices
February 17, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

By Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Falling oil prices is a popular topic amongst conversations spawning all over the U.S.  Many base their opinions on the relief that this price drop has given their wallets. …

A Third Act For Biofuels
February 16, 2015 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Clarke and  James Hyun (techcrunch.com)  … Our vision for a carbon neutral world is one in which the ultimate goal is replacing petroleum-based energy consumption systems with clean energy production/consumption. However, replacing fossil fuel-derived energy …

Forget Food and Fuel: America’s Corn Is Worth $125 Billion to This Industry
February 16, 2015 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (Motley Fool)  While the most arguments typically center on the “food vs. fuel” debate, most corn produced in the United States never actually becomes food. Consider that 44% of last year’s harvest …

Valicor Announces Patent for Ethanol Coproduct Recovery Process
February 16, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Valicor Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Valicor Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a patent that covers the extraction of protein from corn ethanol stillage and is designed to help ethanol producers maximize …

IRENA Report Highlights Bioenergy Growth Potential in the U.S.
February 16, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a report that highlights the realistic potential for higher renewable uptake in all sectors of the U.S. energy system, including power, industry, building …

UGA Researchers Develop Super Yeast that Turns Pine into Ethanol
February 16, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(University of Georgia/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine, one of the most common species of trees in …

BPI Announces Startup of Pilot Plant Featuring LTSD Technology
February 16, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Process Innovation Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bio-Process Innovation Inc. has announced the completion of the construction of its 1-ton pilot plant and successful operation of its low temperature steep delignification (LTSD) pretreatment process at its pilot …

E15 Would Reduce 358,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions Annually in Minnesota
February 16, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Making E15 (gasoline with 15 percent ethanol) the new regular unleaded fuel in Minnesota would eliminate 358,000 tons of CO2 annually, according to a technical analysis by the University of Illinois at …

Washington Solicits Comments on Potential Clean Fuel Standard
February 16, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on a potential rulemaking for a state clean fuel standard. According to information released by the …

California Air Resources Board (ARB) Hearing on the Re-Adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
February 16, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board) On Thursday, February 19th (and perhaps continuing to the 20th), the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a Board Hearing to consider the re-adoption of a revised Low Carbon Fuel …

Agricultural History of North Carolina
February 16, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by J. Paul Lilly (North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)   In order to understand both agriculture and forestry as they are today, I believe we need to know what they have evolved from. …

Positive Review of “Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean”
February 16, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Thomas N. Thompson  (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington)  … This superb collection of essays shows that Latin America is emerging as a major global producer of biofuels as countries across the region seek to …

4 Minutes with…Maya Chhetri, Swaviman Jaibik
February 16, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The focused sources are mainly Jatropha, Castor and pongamia.
What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?
Increased output of cleaner and …

Marine Industry Consortium Confirms Positive Test Results Using Gevo’s Isobutanol in Boat Engines
February 16, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Gevo) Tests Demonstrate That Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline Meets Performance Requirements of the Multi-Billion Gallon Marine Fuel Market
A consortium of leading organizations from the recreational marine industry has completed more than four years of testing Gevo’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) renewable …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

Innovation and Investment in AgTech — The What, When, Who, Why, and How
February 16, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Vonnie Estes (Biofuels Digest)  … AgTech did not receive much attention from venture capital prior to 2012. Investment in 2012 was around $150M – and then it exploded to $1.8 B in 2014. Investment momentum …

Brazil: Bioenergy Powerhouse at a Crossroads
February 16, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  In 1903, the year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, another world-changing innovation took place in Brazil.  That year, Brazil’s First National Congress of Industrial …

The Cellulosoic Biofuels Odyssey: Crossing the Finish Line
February 15, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Greg Breining (Bioenergy Connection) When Bioenergy Connection first covered the progress to commercial cellulosic ethanol in 2011, a dozen biofuel companies were claiming they would go big by 2015. After years of industry-wide anticipation and …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Event 2015 June 2 Vienna, Austria DEADLINE: March 2, 2015
February 14, 2015 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Event 2015 June 2 Vienna, Austria  DEADLINE:   March 2, 2015

Macroalgae and microalgae are increasingly being considered as a useful source of biomass for a number of industrial purposes. The aim of this one day event will be to get a better understanding on the sustainability …

Algae Event 2015 June 2 Vienna, Austria
February 14, 2015 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Algae Event 2015   June 2   Vienna, Austria

Macroalgae and microalgae are increasingly being considered as a useful source of biomass for a number of industrial purposes. The aim of this one day event will be to get a better understanding on the sustainability …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD  DEADLINE:  February 27, 2015

Submit your technical research and development innovations for review and consideration for poster presentation.. Your submission will be reviewed by at last three members of our review committee who will favor work that is innovative …

Ag Innovation Showcase September 14-16, 2015 St. Louis, MO
February 13, 2015 – 8:34 pm | No Comment
Ag Innovation Showcase   September 14-16, 2015   St. Louis, MO

Six years ago we saw a need to establish a gathering of innovators, investors, and others in the ag-tech space. We are proud to report that since that time the Ag Innovation Showcase has established …

GAI AgTech Week June 22-24, 2015 San Francisco, CA
February 13, 2015 – 8:28 pm | No Comment
GAI AgTech Week   June 22-24, 2015    San Francisco, CA

Global AgInvesting (GAI), the premier agriculture investment conference series and publisher, is expanding to the west coast with the inaugural GAI AgTech Week in San Francisco, June 22-24, 2015.
This groundbreaking conference will provide two and …

Global AgInvesting 2015 April 27-30 New York, NY
February 13, 2015 – 8:23 pm | No Comment
Global AgInvesting 2015   April 27-30   New York, NY

Now in its seventh year, Global AgInvesting 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including …

Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015 February 23-25, 2015 Dubai, UAE
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Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015    February 23-25, 2015   Dubai, UAE

Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015 (February 23-25) offers a comprehensive overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. The third annual GAI conference …

4th Biobased World Asia April 21-23 Bangkok, Thailand
February 13, 2015 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
4th Biobased World Asia     April 21-23  Bangkok, Thailand

Incorporating 5th Biobased Chem Asia & 9th Bioplastics Markets

Abundance of shale gas & crude oil and its impact on biobased chemicals development
Strategies to investments, partnerships & offtake
Update on bio-refineries development & prospect for bio-aromatics, bio-succinic …

WEBINAR: Exporting in Tandem: Broadening the Global Market for U.S. Ethanol and Distillers Grains February 24, 2015
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WEBINAR:  Exporting in Tandem:  Broadening the Global Market for U.S. Ethanol and Distillers Grains    February 24, 2015

Despite a fourth-quarter slowdown in DDGS shipments to China, the non-U.S. market for distillers grains exceeded 10 million metric tons in 2014, a new record. On a parallel trajectory, ethanol exports topped 800 million gallons …

World Bio Markets March 2-4, 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
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World Bio Markets March 2-4, 2015    Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bio-economy’s ONLY leading event:
Combined technical and commercial focus to help your commercial scale role out
New, exciting, revamped formats: over 50% of agenda led by you!
No more boring presentations! Only practical, solution led content
No more diluted …

2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum April 22-23 Washington, DC
February 13, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum   April 22-23   Washington, DC

Join the renewable energy industry as it mobilizes key policymakers and federal and state stakeholders to deliberate, develop and advance the critical near and long-term policy priorities that will motivate the President in his last two …

WEBINAR: Perennial Power: Identifying Energy Crop Potential for Budding End Markets February 19, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Perennial Power:  Identifying Energy Crop Potential for Budding End Markets     February 19, 2015

Corn predominantly occupies fields in the Midwest, but not all acres are suitable to successfully grow this commodity. Currently in Iowa, a combination of university research and company development focuses on the implementation of dedicated …

BIO International Convention June 15-18, 2015 Philadelphia, PA
February 13, 2015 – 6:47 pm | No Comment
BIO International Convention   June 15-18, 2015   Philadelphia, PA

The world’s largest biotechnology gathering, the BIO Exhibition allows exhibitors to reach high-level executives and influential decision makers who come to BIO to discover new players in the industry, form partnerships and evaluate emerging technologies.
The …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: February 28, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium  DEADLINE:  February 28, 2015

The plenary sessions will be developed by the advisory board on an invitation only basis; however, organisers welcome presentation proposals for this year’s innovation sessions, in addition to proposals for topic sessions covering finance, feedstocks …

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy — October 27-29, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium
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European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy    —  October 27-29, 2015 —  Brussels, Belgium

Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and has the potential to become the …

​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo April 21-22, 2015 Portland, OR
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​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo   April 21-22, 2015    Portland, OR

The ​Green ​Transportation ​Summit ​& ​Expo ​offers ​private ​and ​public ​fleet ​operators ​several ​education ​tracks ​from ​industry ​experts ​and ​government ​agencies ​a ​unique ​experience ​with ​Bio-Fuels, ​CNG, ​LNG, ​RNG, ​LPG, ​EV’s ​and ​more. ​Hands-on ​real ​world ​application ​of ​alternative ​fuel ​infrastructure ​and ​equipment ​demonstrations. ​Including ​a ​unique ​one ​of ​a ​kind ​”Performance ​Ride ​& ​Drive ​at ​the ​Portland ​International ​Raceway ​(PIR). ​Closed ​courses ​will ​allow ​fleet ​managers ​to ​get ​behind ​the ​wheel ​of ​various ​alt-fuel ​vehicles ​and ​literally ​go ​through ​the ​gears.  READ MORE

Student Poster Contest: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
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Student Poster Contest: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

Join the thermochemical bioenergy community and meet the experts that are shaping the world for tomorrow.
Don’t miss your chance to attend the 4th international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science, tcbiomass2015; an event that gives …

CALL FOR PAPERS: tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
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CALL FOR PAPERS:  tcbiomass2015: Technology for the Bioeconomy November 2-5 Chicago, IL    DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

The tcbiomass2015 Technical Program Committee invites you to share your latest breakthroughs, experiences, and innovations with the global bioenergy industry. A broad array of papers will be selected for oral or poster presentation at dedicated …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 16, 2015
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  March 16, 2015

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Algae Biomass Summit September 29-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC
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Algae Biomass Summit   September 29-October 2, 2015    Washington, DC

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Global Agribusiness Forum — July 4-5, 2016 — Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Global Agribusiness Forum  — July 4-5, 2016  —  Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF), held every two years, is internationally recognized as the most important event of the agribusiness in the world. By encouraging debates between the most important leaders, authorities and specialists of …

15TH International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol September 21-22, 2015 São Paulo, Brazil
February 13, 2015 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
15TH International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol    September 21-22, 2015   São Paulo, Brazil

Besides being the official technical event of the Sugar and Ethanol Dinner in Sao Paulo, and in the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol, DATAGRO reinforces its commitment …

FENASUCRO 4TH DATAGRO CEISE BR Conference August 25, 2015 Sertaozinho (SP)
February 13, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
FENASUCRO    4TH DATAGRO CEISE BR Conference  August 25, 2015    Sertaozinho (SP)

Being the official technical opening event of the traditional technology and trade fair of the sugarcane industry, the FENASUCRO, the DATAGRO CEISE Br Conference happen in the same location of the fair in Sertaozinho (SP).  …

Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day July 10, 2015 London, UK
February 13, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day      July 10, 2015   London, UK

From the successful editions of the Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day organized since 2012, DATAGRO in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Permanent Representation of Brazil to the International Organizations …

ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 13, 2015 New York, NY
February 13, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference     May 13, 2015   New York, NY

Aiming to bring together the main representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will held, on May 13th, …

2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015 Arlington, VA
February 13, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
2015 American Energy Summit March 23 – 24, 2015     Arlington, VA

This is the premier 2015 conference and exhibition on U.S. Government priorities and programs for renewable energy, energy efficiency, critical energy infrastructure protection, and American energy independence.
Join top government officials, energy experts, and industry leaders …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) June 1-4, 2015 Vienna, Austria
February 13, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)  June 1-4, 2015   Vienna, Austria

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.
It is Europe’s largest international conference focused on biomass combining a highly-respected international scientific …

4 Minutes with… Andrew Livingston, President, Earth Care Products
February 13, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … biomass dehydration, torrefaction and carbonization. … Establish commercial scale torrefaction and carbonization plants based on our proprietary processing technology.  Target various markets contributing to a sustainable bio-economy such as bioenergy, biofuels, …

4 Minutes with… Dr. Victor S Jackson, Consultant, Material Flow Solutions
February 13, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Companies who are having feedstock handling issues, can be assisted by having their feedstocks characterized and also with design of their handling systems.  READ MORE

Murphy USA to Offer E15 and E85 in Chicago and Houston Locations in 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Murphy USA/Globe Newswire) Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE: MUSA), a leading marketer of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise, announced today an expansion program that will bring E15 to consumers in the suburbs of Chicago and …

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order of importance):
1. Oil price volatility — will it stabilize?
2. RIN price volatility — will the …

US, California Double Down on Climate Change, Energy Security via New Initiatives
February 12, 2015 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Obama unveils Clean Energy Investment Initiative; California lawmakers introduce a trio of bills aimed at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In Washington, the Obama Administration launched its Clean …

EPA Names 10 More Efficient Corn Ethanol Producers
February 12, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ten more corn ethanol plants were approved through the U.S. EPA’s efficient producer petition process (EP3) at the end of January, bringing the total to 19. The first round of …

Global Second Generation Biofuels (Advanced Biofuels) Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Research, Demand And Forecast to 2020: Big Market Research
February 11, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Big Market Research)  Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly as well. Other enabling factors such as favourable environmental regulations & policies, investments/funds provided by the North …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School
Thanks to …

Satnavs, Biofuel and Climate Change
February 11, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Russell (Brave New Climate)  … How often have you seen news stories about some so-called climate friendly project; they all have a prominent claim somewhere like: “This project will deliver clean energy to …

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Kansas Ethanol LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)
February 11, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(ICM, Inc.) ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™. FST™ is a …

Harper Government Supports New Ethanol Production Technology
February 11, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada)  The Government of Canada is making an investment of $3.7 million to help Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative (IGPC) Ethanol Inc. install Canada’s first Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST) system to help boost production …

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol
February 11, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jyoti Madhusoodanan  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass could boost biofuel production

When biofuel producers turn agricultural waste into ethanol, they start by treating the biomass with …

China Sees Biofuel Potential
February 11, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)  Kota Kinabalu: A biofuel expert based in China has identified Sabah as a suitable location for planting sweet sorghum that can produce biofuel.  Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang recently met …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil
February 11, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump …

4 Minutes with… Ian Thomson, President, Western Canada Biodiesel Association
February 11, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve lead the low-carbon fuels advocacy in British Columbia as the Pacific Coast states and BC take on clean fuel standards. We’re also very engaged in 2G. …
The Pacific Coast …

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes
February 11, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, by 2050 power generators could …

Algenol Racks up $65M in New Algae-to-Fuels Investment, from Mexico’s BioFields
February 11, 2015 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mexico’s BioFields pours in $65 million to commercialize next-gen algae-to-fuels venture — In Florida, Algenol, a pioneer in turning CO2 emissions into fuels, announced that it has closed on a new $25 …

2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida
February 11, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment
2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida

Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a part of this meeting which will focus on current trends and emerging issues in Green Chemistry. This OMICS Group International Conference desideratum is to …

REFF-Wall Street 2015 June 24-25 New York, NY
February 11, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment
REFF-Wall Street 2015   June 24-25   New York, NY

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) is the premier renewable energy financing convening in the U.S.  Join top industry CEOs, and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture …

Scott Pope Invites You to Petition the White House and Congress to Increase the Gas Tax
February 10, 2015 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has long supported increasing the highway user fee to address our transportation infrastructure–and to support development and deployment of renewable transportation fuels.
Scott Pope, whose background is in …

Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab? February 23, 2015 Washington, DC
February 10, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab?    February 23, 2015   Washington, DC

The need for biofuels only increases globally and the production must turn to various algal species as possible sources. This seminar will look at a range of available growth areas geographically for the algae – …

5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake, a Breakthrough
February 10, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Brady Luceno  (Project Gaia)  Five years ago today at approximately 5pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. Over three million of Haiti’s ten million people were affected, and over 230,000 deaths were reported. The …

Tulare County Collaboration Changing Cow Waste Into Clean Energy For Calgren
February 10, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Regenis)  Sustainable energy production entered a new era in California today as a consortium of American companies joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms …

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund
February 10, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding and capacity building to organizations and entrepreneurs to develop and test game-changing ideas for the …

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Strong Biodiesel RFS
February 10, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators wrote to the EPA Monday calling for the agency to quickly approve strong biodiesel volumes under the RFS for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Highlighting biodiesel’s track …

Scientists Develop Higher Yielding Sorghum Plants
February 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’brien And Sharon Durham (Phys.Org)  … It is drought tolerant, can thrive in poor soils, requires little or no fertilizer, and will grow in a wide range of temperatures and altitudes. Sorghum grain is …

4 Minutes with… John Marano, President, JM Energy Consulting
February 10, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … For the last several years, I have been working in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) evaluating CO2 utilization options for the DOE. I am a cheerleader for this cause! …

Biofuels Board Orders Study on 5% Biodiesel Blend
February 10, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Claire-Ann M. C. Feliciano  (Business World)  The National Biofuels Board (NBB) has tapped an institution within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to evaluate the impact of increasing the alternative-fuel content of the …

ISA Partners with American Lung Association to Launch B20 Club
February 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  To help recognize Illinois-based fleets running on blends of B20 biodiesel, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois have launched the B20 Club.
“B20 offers economic and environmental …

Used Cooking Oil From 934 Wetherspoon Pubs To Be Turned Into Biodiesel
February 10, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Darrel Moore   (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)) Brocklesby, specialists in the recycling of used cooking oil, edible fats and food that has a high fat content, will recycle used cooking oil from J …

SRS & BEI Partner to Develop Enzyme Catalyst Transesterification
February 10, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(SRS International/PR.com)  SRS and Biodiesel Experts have developed a transesterification system for biodiesel production process that utilizes enzymes efficiently to produce quality biodiesel on any scale. While using high-FFA feedstock, the primary job of the …

Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: Who’s the Cost Winner?
February 10, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have low gas prices changed the equation for drivers looking to reduce pain at the pump? Who’s the best on cost?   And, is there surprising news on emissions?

We looked at …

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
February 9, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space)  The Government of the State of Israel considers the research, development and integration of technologies reducing global use of petroleum in transportation to be an international mission. This …

4 Minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle
February 9, 2015 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Tate & Lyle operates three corn wet mills in the US, and views bio-based chemicals as a way to sustain grind as HFCS and starch markets decline. We currently have …

National Academies Press Publishes “The Nexus of Biofuels, Climate Change, and Human Health”
February 9, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pool, Rapporteur; Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine (National Academies Press) Liquid fuels are a major part of modern life. They supply …

4 Minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel
February 9, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our first goal is to prove to our local government (Mid-Atlantic) that we can achieve what City Council and Planning Commission willingly approved us to do; which is to finalize …

4 Minutes with… Douglas Furtek, Director, Operational Innovation, R&D, Teck Guan Group
February 9, 2015 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Teck Guan Group is a progressive multinational (Malaysia, China, Indonesia) oil palm plantation, palm oil mill, and oleochemical company. We are now converting our massive amounts of agricultural residues into …

4 Minutes… Mark Herrema. Co-Founder and CEO, Newlight Technologies
February 9, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Newlight is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the cost of plastics production … Newlight successfully scaled up to commercial scale at a four-story manufacturing …