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At Eco-Marathons, Shell De-emphasizes Renewable Transportation Energy, Except, Possibly, for "100% Ethanol"

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Having recently completed the inaugural Detroit Shell Eco-Marathon, Adrian Juergens, Fuel Scientist and Shell Eco Marathon technical manager for the Americas held a press event at the Detroit Grand Prix track at Belle Isle

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How the Increasing Amount of Biofuels Affect Land Management

(ECN Magazine/Argonne National Laboratory)  The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as

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Global Tall Oil Fatty Acid Market: Application in Biodiesel Production to Increase Scope

(Digital Journal/ReleaseWire/Transparancy Market Research)  Tall Oil Fatty Acid (Oleic Acid, Linoleic acid, and Others) Market by Applications (Dimer Acids, Alkyd Resins, Fatty Acid Esters, and Others) for Soaps & Detergents, Coatings, Lubricants, Plastics, Fuel Additives, Metal Working Fluids, and Other

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ECHEM to Use Rice Straw in Ethanol Production

by Sara Aggour (Daily News Eqypt)  Rice straw will be used to produce ethanol, which will be used to produce electricity -- The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) is seeking to utilise rice straw in producing 50,000 tonnes of ethanol in

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Illovo Says Policy Certainty Key to Unlocking Sugar’s Cogeneration Potential

by Terence Creamer (Engineering News)  ... For Illovo, meanwhile, electricity generation forms part of a larger downstream diversification strategy, designed to lower the group’s reliance on sugar prices. Besides power, the JSE-listed group is also moving to expand its ethanol production

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8 Hot Targets in Advanced Bioeconomy R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Fuels, chemicals, pathways, and microbes that could shake it all up ...  (H)ere are 8 Hot Targets that we can point to that could be game-changers in the world of making fuels, chemicals and biomaterials from

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Getting the Word out about Biofuels and Green Racing

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  No special Green Racing events at the Detroit Grand Prix this year because most of the cars racing for the DEKRA Green Challenge Award have opted out of this race to prepare for the

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Successful Panel on Clean Cooking Fuels at SE4ALL 2015

(Project Gaia)  Members of Project Gaia attended the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All) in New York City from May 18 through May 21. The forum brought together NGOs, government officials, business persons, and investors in its initiative to address the

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Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project Gaia, Inc. for testing in refugee camp and urban commercial and institutional settings in Ethiopia. For over 25 years, Babington

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EnAlgae Winds Down with Two Legacies

(Algae Industry Magazine)  EnAlgae, the North West Europe collaboration of 19 partners and 14 observers aiming to reduce CO2emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources – that began in March 2011 ­– will officially end on 30th June 2015. “This is

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Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge Opens for Submissions on June 1, 2015

(Elsevier)  Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. As the world's population quickly approaches 9 billion, the strain on the planet's resources is steadily increasing

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Hawaii’s Clean-Energy Future Requires a Commitment to Develop Biofuels

by Paul Zorner and Martin Sabarsky (Star Advertiser)  A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more renewable fuels, for cleaner air, a cleaner environment, reduced dependence on oil and greater local economic security. It was then

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EPA Slashes Biofuels Targets for 2014, 2015, 2016 under Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “EPA continues to assert authority under the general waiver provision to reduce biofuel volumes based on available infrastructure,” says BIO. “This is a point that will have to be litigated. It goes against Congressional intent.” In

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USDA to Invest Up to $100 Million to Boost Infrastructure for Renewable Fuel Use, Seeking to Double Number of Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Pumps

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available

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EPA Adherence to “Blend Wall” Damages Advanced Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) regrets that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in releasing renewable fuel volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016, artificially caps renewable fuels at under 10 percent of the U.S.

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Renewable Fuel Makers Say EPA Waivers Siphon Away Their Buyers

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg Business) Companies that make fuel from corn stalks or landfill gas say a federal program designed to help them has a loophole that is discouraging buyers. ... In addition, producers have been pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to close

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Ethanol Evil No More?

by Kelly Taylor  (Chronicle Herald) ...  Still, ethanol does have some advantages, including lower net greenhouse gas emissions due to its recycling of carbon-dioxide emitted by today’s plants (or factories), as opposed to oil, which is releasing the CO2 of plants

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USDA Plans to Inject $100 Million on Ethanol Infrastructure: Sources

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to inject $100 million in funding to get more ethanol at the gas pump, according to two industry sources, the latest push to get beyond a "blend wall" that

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Peterson: RFS Announcement a Setback for Rural America; Grassley: EPA, Administration Fail Consumers on Biofuels

(Office of Congressman Collin Peterson)  House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today said the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) released today by the EPA will set back production of domestic renewable fuels and hurts the rural economy. Peterson’s statement is

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EPA Proposes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel

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25x'25 Expresses Disappointment with RFS Blending Proposals; Calls on the President to Ensure Standard Maintained to 'Letter of the Law'

(25 x '25)  EPA's proposed biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, which were issued today, are, for the most, part a major disappointment and could, if not revised, make the

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EPA Relents on Ethanol Mandate With Overdue Renewables Quota

by Mark Drajem and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting quotas for the use of renewable fuels, lowering the mandate for corn ethanol this year and next from the 15 billion gallons set by

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Clinton: Invest in Rural Clean Energy

by Hilary Clinton (The Gazette)  ... Domestic renewable fuel production has expanded by more than 350 percent over the past decade with enough supply in the market today to fuel more than 30 million cars. And today U.S. biofuels companies not

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University Of Hawaii Completely Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

(Clean Technica)  The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal, oil, and gas companies, making it the largest university to do so. The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted this

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From Small Cars to Pickup Trucks, Automakers Aren’t Just Meeting Efficiency Standards, They’re Exceeding Them

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The emissions and efficiency standards for vehicles have been a big success, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Ten percent of new passenger cars and trucks sold today already meet

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New NREL Report: Most Retail Fueling Equipment is Already E15 Compatible

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a new study today that found most of the existing fuel dispensing infrastructure components — including underground storage tanks — are compatible with E15. The researchers interviewed retail fuel equipment

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Methes to Devote Part of Biodiesel Capacity to Other Bioproducts

(Menthes Energies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Methes Energies International Ltd. announced May 19 that it will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol from its Sombra, Ontario, biodiesel facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing global demand for the

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Palm Oil Could Become an 84m Tonne Market

(Biofuels International) Palm oil is predominantly consumed for food applications, however in the last decade palm oil consumption for biofuels has increased considerably. According to Frost & Sullivan, global palm oil production is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth

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Air Liquide Commissions New Carbon Dioxide Plant in California

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare County, California. The new 450 ton-per-day facility is one of three carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities owned and operated by Air

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Back 28.5. The EU Biofuels Regime Is Failing to Meet the Objectives Set in the Current Regulation

(University of Eastern Finland)  ... Seita Romppanen presents in her doctoral dissertation that the European Union (EU) regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if it is carefully tailored and

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New Statistical Analysis: Retail Gas Prices Unaffected by Renewable Fuel Standard RIN Credits

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Retail gasoline prices from 2013 through the first quarter of 2015 were unaffected by prices for “RIN credits” (Renewable Identification Numbers) that are used to demonstrate compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), according to a new

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Renewable Fuels Association Urges EPA to Get ”Back on Track” with Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support for a proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume

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4 Minutes with…William Clary, CEO, PHYCO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... PHYCO2 is engaged in the design and production of Algae Photo-Bioreactors (APB). The APB design is patented in the US and Canada. The design allows for the absorption of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion and

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E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular

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Taurus Energy, Lallemand Ink XyloFerm Yeast Marketing Agreement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, Taurus Energy AB, Lund, Sweden and Canadian based Lallemand have signed an agreement for collaboration with respect to the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Taurus’ Gen 2 platform on the U.S. market.  READ

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Your Illustrated Guide to the Next World Crisis, Its Energy Roots, the Issues, the Players, the Steps, and Remedies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups, as nations bear down in pursuit of energy security. In March 2014, Truman National Security Project executive director Mike Breen warned,

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Obama Scales Back Overly Ambitious Goals for Electric Car Use

by Jeff Green/Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg)  In a 2009 executive order, the president had called for 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015, but poor sales and lower gas prices have intervened. President Barack Obama's long-standing goal to have

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Arctic Oil vs. Carbon Tax? It’s Not Even Close.

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  It is true that the stroke of the presidential pen with which Barack Obama last week granted Shell Oil Corp. permission to drill off Alaska’s Arctic Coast cannot also put into force a U.S.

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Don’t Blame Ethanol and the RFA for High Food Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  There is no support for the statement that ethanol production has driven up food prices. Mike Brown and Rob Green’s “Paying for Ethanol at the Pump and on the Plate” (op-ed, May 15)

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The Aviation Renewable Fuels Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From remarks by Antonio De Palmas — president, Boeing Italy, at the World Bioenergy Leadership Forum ... Aviation is 2% of all 2010 CO2e emissions, expected to grow to 3.5% by 2030. We cannot accept

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Voices from Europe, on Europe and Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... How does the European renewable fuels industry look at itself? Too focused on survival instead of growth? Too focused on sector competition instead of the transparency on carbon that leads to policy stability? Not focused

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Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM and the UN Foundation announced the launch of a multi-stakeholder coalition to scale up

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San Francisco Gets New Biodiesel-Electric Bus; Many More to Come

(San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and biodiesel-electric hybrid buses. These two

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Road Ministry Issues Notification for Bio-Ethanol Emissions

(Business Standard)  The Road Transport and Highways Ministry today issued notification for mass emission standards for flex-fuel ethanol E85 and ED95, a move aimed at encouraging manufacturers make vehicles running on bio-ethanol. The Ministry has notified the test requirements for Type

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4 Minutes with… Dr. Kaspar Evertz, Executive VP, Commercial, Genomatica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... My team works to bring the benefits of biotech to the mainstream chemical industry. ... The chemical industry can take concrete steps to lead a transition to more sustainable products, made from sustainable chemicals. They can

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Agriculture Industry Alliance Warns Ethanol Mandate Would Increase Fuel and Food Prices in Queensland but Grain Growers and Grain Ethanol Producers Disagree

(ABC Rural)  The head of Queensland's only sorghum biorefinery says a mandate on ethanol in fuel is essential for the future of his business. It comes as the agriculture sector is shaping up for another round of fighting between two key

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The Materials Superhighway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New physical materials — stronger than steel, stiffer than Kevlar, lightweight, conductive, non-toxic, and highly absorbent.  New liquid fuels and chemicals — strong on performance, price, and emissions.  New edible materials — lighter in unhealthy

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UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need

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Gulfstream, World Fuel Sign Renewable Fuels Agreement

(Gulfstream Aerospace, Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah, Georgia. The fuel is

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Ecuador to Roll out Argus-Linked Ethanol

(Argus Media) Ecuador's President Rafael Correa issued a decree that orders the gradual roll out of a 10pc ethanol blend nationwide, using the Argus US Gulf Coast ethanol price as an index. ... The Ecopais plan is aimed at reducing Ecuador´s growing

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Ethanol Industry Thrives, but Faces Challenges

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Education continues to be a vital part of helping consumers understand the value of ethanol. Industry leaders in the ethanol sector gathered at the Indiana Ethanol Forum in Indianapolis to highlight the benefits of ethanol, discuss the impact

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Follow the Money

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a period of incredible profitability, leaders in the ethanol industry are better positioned for thinner margins. In an industry ruled by volatility, it’s important for producers to position themselves to take advantage of favorable

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Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region -- In an 11th-hour effort to show its Palmetto Pipeline is needed in Georgia, energy giant Kinder Morgan last week filed an addendum

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Site Offers Ethanol Blend Options

(AgriNews) Jasper County residents now have a new option when it comes to purchasing ethanol fuel blends. Iroquois BioEnergy Co. opened a retail site to offer ethanol blends, including E10, E15, E30 and E85 at its ethanol plant in Rensselaer. The station was

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Fischer, Smith Applauded for Support of E15 Legislation

by Robert Pore (The Independent)  Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Adrian Smith are being applauded for their support of a a bill to expand the volatility waiver for blends of American Ethanol up to 15 percent (E15), ultimately increasing consumers’

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King Bill Establishes Biomass Emissions as Carbon Neutral

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced legislation that aims to ensure emissions generated from sustainably harvested biomass would be considered carbon neutral under the U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  The bill, known as “The

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Biofuels Decision May Signal Big Oil’s Influence in White House | Commentary

by Anne Weismann (Roll Call/ Campaign for Accountability)  On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to release its new plan for implementing the Renewable Fuel Standard. ...  When the number finally comes out, the American people might find out

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Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Grant Program to Improve Biomass Innovation

by Jaclyn Brandt (Fierce Energy)  Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has been working to increase the use of biomass in his state and the country, and has introduced another bill with the goal of improving technologies for woody biomass. The bill, the

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Waves of Ethanol Misinformation

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  E10 can be safely used in marine engines and every marine engine manufactured today provides warranty coverage for E10, writes Bob Dinneen. To combat misinformation floating around, he encourages one-on-one conversations to

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New Environmental Study Urges “Caution” for Policymakers Considering Replacing Clean Diesel Trucks With Natural Gas Vehicles

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Uncertainty Over Amount of Methane Emissions & Diesel Technology Efficiency Warrant Further Examination A new study published today said that switching from diesel to natural gas in heavy-duty trucks could worsen and accelerate negative climate impacts unless methane

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National Biodiesel Board Launches New Ad Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s advanced biofuel, biodiesel, is an alternative energy success story. It’s powering vehicles from coast to coast and replacing more than 1 billion gallons of petroleum every year. And to celebrate biodiesel’s benefits that touch cities and

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Santorum Talks Ethanol and Helping Working Families

by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register)  ... One of the things that's helped rural small towns and farmers, particularly in Iowa, is the Renewable Fuel Standard, (former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick) Santorum said. By using ethanol to create independent energy and stable prices,

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PERC Takes Algal Wastewater Remediation to Next Level

by Dr V Sivasubramanian (Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre/Algae Industry Magazine)  Although removal of nutrients from wastewater by algae is well established in India, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC) claims to be the first organization in India to take microalgal technology successfully

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Op-ed: Tell EPA to Support Biofuels

by B. Gunner Greene (Lafayette Journal & Courier)  ... You might call biofuels in Indiana a growing industry.  Of course, as many farmers and business owners already know, the EPA has a tendency to insert itself into successful enterprises. At best

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Fossil Fuels Subsidised by $10m a Minute, Says IMF

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  ‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments -- Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m

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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meets in May

(Department of Energy/Federal Register) This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. May 20, 20158:30 a.m.-5:30

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4 Minutes with… Mike Lewis, Co-Founder, Pearson Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  Pearson Fuels develops alternative fuel infrastructure at both the retail and terminal level and then concentrates on maximizing throughput of those assets. We built the first retail E85 site on the West Coast and now

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DLA Adds Biodiesel Quality Requirement to Fuel Contracts

(National Biodiesel Board)  Change allows for more high quality Advanced Biofuel in Military Operations -- The Defense Logistics Agency took a major step forward in ensuring high quality biodiesel can be used seamlessly in military bases across the country. DLA, the

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Petrojam Ethanol Reluctant To Relocate

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The planned expansion of the Petrojam oil refinery will result in the physical displacement of sister company and tenant Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), but the biofuel trader says it is yet to craft plan for the

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Finally, Finally…USDA Loan Guarantees Open to Renewable Chemicals

by Corrine Young and Michele Jalbert (Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem)/Biofuels Digest) ... Program changes garnered in the most recent Farm Bill reauthorization have, for the first time, broadened the loan guarantee program to include renewable chemicals and biobased products

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Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce

by James Evangelow (Chemical Strategies) & Sam Nejame (Promotum) (Biofuels Digest)  If an advertising professional were writing the copy, renewable isobutanol would be called “The new and improved ethanol”. It overcomes essentially all the major deficiencies of ethanol as a fuel and

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Basic Research for Cellulosic Biofuels in the US

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This reports on part of a trip to Wisconsin to visit the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), University of Wisconsin (UW), a dairy farm that uses biogas production and the World

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Bioenergy Innovations Presented at Department of Energy BETO Project Peer Review

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During late March 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) offered what amounted to a seminar for the public consisting of a series of presentations from industry professionals and researchers

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Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level since 1954

(U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration)  In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954, a

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A.I.M. Interview: SFCC’s Luke Spangenburg

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  The vision of developing a community college degree program to train a high technology algae workforce was launched at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in 2009. Charles Bensinger assembled the program, with

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4 Minutes with…Siegfried Knecht, Chairman, Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... aireg was founded in 2011 as a non-profit association to advance the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels. Our goal is to find sustainable substitutes for fossil fuels, thereby cutting GHG emissions substantially.

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18 Pilot and Demonstration DOE Bioenergy Projects, Reviewed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the latest with such projects such as Frontline BioEnergy, Myriant, POET-DSM, INEOS Bio, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Haldor Topsoe, UOP. ZeaChem, Mercurius, and American Process, among others? In Washington this June 25th, the Department of Energy

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ACORE Brings Together Biofuel Industry to Publish Comments Addressing RFS Rules which Impede Advanced Biofuels Development

(American Council on Renewable Energy)  ACORE Brings Together Biofuel Industry to Publish Comments Addressing RFS Rules -- Industry leaders and ACORE members take up issues with co-location requirements under the RFS which impede advanced biofuels development. Today, the American Council On Renewable

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Odd Couple Asks EPA for Carbon Tax

by Zack Coleman (Washington Examiner) A riddle: A left-wing environmental organization and a free-market policy group enter the Environmental Protection Agency. What do they want?  A national carbon tax. That's what environmental group Friends of the Earth and the free-market R Street

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Blog: Two Healthcare Groups Shed Fossil-Fuel Investments

by Bob Herman (Modern Healthcare)  Health Care Without Harm and one of its ancillary groups, Practice Greenhealth, announced Tuesday they will fully divest fossil-fuel stocks from investment assets, becoming the first U.S. healthcare organizations to do so. The not-for-profit groups have

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — October 20-21, 2015 — Durban, South Africa DEADLINE: June 12, 2015

Do you have a game-changing innovation for African agriculture?   We are assembling Africa’s largest collection of game-changing, sustainable innovations that will help address the challenges facing African agriculture. At GFIA Africa, we will focus on transformative yet practical, scalable innovations

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IndyCar: Grace Autosport Launches All-Female Team for 2016 Indy 500

by Marshall Pruett (Racer Magazine)  Veteran automotive executive and motorsports director Beth Paretta has announced an ambitious new Verizon IndyCar Series program comprised of an all-female staff for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016. The brand-new Grace Autosport team

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Massachusetts Senators Ask Administration to Put Moratorium on Bioenergy Until 2020

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In a May 8 letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Senators Markey and Warren, both Democrats from Massachusetts, question the value of bioenergy, energy sourced from cellulosic and woody material, primarily wood waste from the

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Experts: Bioenergy Industry Has Potential to Bring Jobs to North Carolina

by Jeff Jeffrey  (Triangle Business Journal)  With crude oil prices hovering around $60 per barrel, policymakers may not feel as much pressure to embrace renewable forms of energy.  But bioenergy experts say it would be a mistake for NorthCarolina to step

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Bioenergy & Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps

(SCOPE) Bioenergy & Sustainability is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries.  The volume is the outcome of an assessment that included a meeting held at UNESCO, Paris, in December 2013. Fifty experts

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Bioenergy Misconceptions and Misinformation

(Safer Alliance)  What wild accusation have your heard regarding ethanol, biodiesel, biogas or other bioenergy resource?  If you are engaged in research, promotion and advocacy and/or invested in the world of biofuels, you have likely heard some story of how

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New Web-based Tools for Biomass Mapping and Biomass Crop Production Decisions

(Southern Bioenergy Network News/SAFER Alliance/University of Tennessee) Southeastern Biomass Interactive Mapping Service (IMS)--The Interactive Mapping Service (IMS) allows you to explore the woody resource market in the southeast (currently North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama), both supply and demand. You

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Progress in Biomethane Mobility — October 27-28, 2015 — Schwabish Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany DEADLINE: May 31, 2015

The transport sector must play its part in implementing the German government’s Energy Concept. The lead target for the transport sector is the reduction of final energy consumption by some 10 percent by 2020, and by about 40 percent by

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CALL FOR POSTERS: NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference — October 20-22 — Helsinki, Finland DEADLINE: May 31

The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The next event will be held in Helsinki in October, 2015. This conference is jointly organised by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Ethanol & Biofuels Aisa 2015 Conference -- July 8-9 -- Manila, Philippines

ASEAN free trade looms as threat to sugar industry. Besides, the tariff on ethanol will drop from to 5%,which would make ethanol imports even more competitive once the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement carry out by the end of 2015. What are the

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Developed after Genetic Enhancing, "Super Sugarcane" Is Intended for Energy

by Marcelo Toledo (Riberao Preto/Folha de S.Paulo)   It is huge - it can grow up to six meters -, has the potential to produce 300 tons per hectare and represents a new era in the sugar-energy sector. The energy cane,

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4 Minutes with… Thomas J. Murphy, CEO, SR Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Our vision is to be a cellulosic sugar supplier to the advanced bio-economy industry. ...  Collectively, we are moving our integrated technology platform from bench scale to commercial scale process capability. No single technology

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Green Power CEO to Go to Trial for Fraud

by Kristi Pihl (Tri-City Herald)   A serial fraudster charged with swindling investors in his failed Pasco biofuel company will stand trial after all.  U.S. District Court Judge Sal Mendoza Jr. rejected on Thursday a plea deal to allow Michael Spitzauer

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Oakbio Announces New Green Biofuel Production Platform

(Oakbio/Digital Journal)  his ecoli based microbe platform expands the sources of waste materials Oakbio can convert to green, renewable fuels and other chemicals to include agricultural and municipal waste products. Oakbio announced today (May 14, 2015) the development of a novel

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Low Carbon Transport on the Move: What’s up in Australia?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics, fuel cell vehicles, smart cars, biofuels for road and sky, and greening the grid come under the microscope Down Under.  In Sydney this week, a number of US and Australian leaders gathered at the

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AUB Scientists See Great Potential in Algae Production

by Ned Whalley (The Daily Star Lebanon)   Scientists from the American University of Beirut have released the results of a three-year study on the potential commercial uses of Lebanon’s coastal microalgae, citing possible applications in medicine, agriculture, nutrition and as renewable

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Stepping Up to a Currency Molecule

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biobased chemicals are two steps closer to the tipping point when the growing demand for sustainable products opens huge global markets for renewables. Last fall, DuPont announced a deal to sell its cellulosic

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3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

(World Bank) Getting to zero net emissions and stabilizing climate change starts with planning for the long-term future and not stopping at short-term goals. It means getting prices right as part of a broad policy package that can trigger changes in

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Corn Ethanol Yields Continue to Improve

(US DOE Energy Information Administration)  In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest level ever. The growth in U.S. fuel ethanol production has outpaced growth in corn consumed as feedstock—as the industry has

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Three Recent Developments in Synthetic Biology You Need to Know

By Dominic Basulto (The Washington Post)  Using synthetic biology techniques, researchers have created everything from new flavors and fragrances to new types of biofuels and materials. While the innovation potential of combining biology and engineering is unquestionable, now comes the

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ABO Applauds Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Introduction of Carbon Utilization Legislation

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Addition of just 12 words could accelerate pace of large scale, emissions reducing algae projects at fossil fired power plants -- The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae industry, today applauded new legislation

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Senators Show Support for Biodiesel Industry

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  ... Joining Sen. Heitkamp were Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Al Franken (D-MN), as well as biodiesel producers, who also stressed how the uncertainty caused by EPA’s misguided

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BioVerno Diesel Now Available from St1 and ABC Service Stations in Finland

(Biofuels International)  As of May, UPM's new wood-based BioVerno diesel fuel has been available at St1 and ABC service stations in Finland. The product, sold as a part of St1's Diesel Plus and ABC's Smart Diesel range, is a result of

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Obama Administration Must Uphold Commitment to Biodiesel

by Anne Steckel (The Hill/National Biodiesel Board)  ... Specifically, the Energy Independence and Security Act was passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush because they all understood that our addiction to

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BDI Successfully Completes RetroFit Project in Spain

(BDI)  BDI – BioEnergy International AG has successfully completed the expansion of a BioDiesel plant in Spain. Oils and animal fats with very high FFA-content will in the future be converted into second-generation standards-compliant BioDiesel. Implementation of the latest "High-FFA esterification"

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Aemetis Expands Biodiesel Sales to Truck Operators in Logistics Industry in India

(Marketwatch/Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. AMTX, -1.03% an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with truck operators in the logistics industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January 2015 when the

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Terry Anderson: 'American Ethanol' to the Rescue in New Campaign

by Terry Anderson (Midwest Producer News) ... The "American Ethanol" campaign is to make it personal for the public, that the components in gasoline are not healthy, and to have a third party tell the story, rather than the ethanol and

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End the Food vs Fuel Debate

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Association) The recent drop in oil prices and global food price index should finally put an end to the food vs. food debate, writes Bliss Baker of GRFA. The price of oil and energy inputs

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Sugar Cane to Branch out to Bio-Ethanol, Electricity

by Linda Ensor (Business Day Live) ... The diversification plans included using sugar cane to produce bio-ethanol and to generate renewable electricity. This would also improve the long term viability of the industry, chairman of the South African Sugar Association Rolf Lütge

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4 Minutes with… Cory-Ann Wind, Lead Staff Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...  ODEQ is the regulatory agency that oversees the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon’s version of the low carbon fuel standards. The program’s goal is to reduce the carbon intensity of Oregon’s transportation fuels by

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Auctions for All Assets of Two Silicon Valley-Based Clean Technology Firms: Biofuel producer, Cobalt Technologies and Flow Cell Energy Storage Company, EnerVault

(Silicon Valley Disposition/PRNewswire)   Silicon Valley Disposition (http://www.svdisposition.com) announced today that it will simultaneously run online auctions of all of physical assets from the head quarter facilities for Cobalt Technologies located in Mountain View, California and EnerVault located in Sunnyvale,

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Biodiesel to Help Power U.S. Leg of Volvo Ocean Race

(VolvoOceanRaceNewport.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is a supporting sponsor for the Newport Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, providing blends of biodiesel for use on the Volvo Ocean 65 race boats and in all of the diesel generators and

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Kansas Plant Maximizes Value of Inputs by Adding Diesel Production

by Loretta Sorensen (Midwest Producer)  ... But one Kansas ethanol company, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE), is taking steps to stabilize its business with diversified income streams generated from the same corn source used to make ethanol. For EKAE, that means

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Dyadic Receives Funding for New Advanced Biofuels Program

(Dyadic/PR Newswire)   Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical, food and feed industries, announced today details regarding 2G

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U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  A recent chart from the U.S. Grains Council illustrates the wide range of markets for U.S. ethanol exports in 2014. This is a change from just four years ago, when more than 80 percent of U.S.

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Thrive, Survive, Jive or Take Five: Who Is Weathering the $50 Oil Storm in Biofuels, and How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   ... Survive  --  First-Gen ethanol producers. So-so. Corn prices have fallen, and though margins have been compressed and gone negative in some cases, balance sheets remain strong and the margin outlook is improving and positive

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State Releases Final Fracking Statement

by Scott Waldman (Capital New York) ... The Department of Environmental Conservation released the 2,000-page final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for fracking, which opponents and proponents around the country have been awaiting since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking

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Biofuel Trade Groups Discuss RFS Rulemaking, Announce Ad Campaign

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 12, representatives of two biofuel trade organizations discussed the choice the White House and U.S. EPA face in proposing upcoming renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard. Bob Dinneen, president

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3 Ways to Turn Waste Grease into Biodiesel

(Futurity/National University of Singapore)  New techniques are letting researchers make biodiesel entirely from waste grease more cheaply and efficiently. ... One method employs whole-cell Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, producing a 97 percent biodiesel conversion yield in 72 hours. Another involves specially formulated magnetic nano-sized

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Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock

(Research Asia Research News/The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)  Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a durable catalyst for green biodiesel production from low grade feedstock through one-step catalysis Biodiesel is a sustainable liquid fuel originated from biomass. However,

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Biofuel Developers Like Neste Oil, Diamond Green Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

(Lux Research/Market Wired)  While alternative fuels like biofuels had obvious appeal when oil prices were well over $100 a barrel, the plummet in oil prices to $50 levels can threaten the cost-competitiveness of alternative fuels. However, many developers have planned

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Growers Want Permits to Produce Ethanol from Sugarcane

by N. Dinesh Nayak (The Hindu)  The Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association has urged the Union government to allow sugarcane growers to produce ethanol from sugarcane. Speaking to presspersons here on Monday, the association president Kurabur Shantha Kumar said allowing sugarcane growers

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Global Bioenergies: First Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biological Feedstock Using the Isobutene Process

(Global Newswire/Global Bioenergies)  First batch of  "renewable oil"; Ground and air transportation fuels; Perspective of new industrial sectors; Prevention of climate change Global Bioenergies announces today having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar to those extracted from oil.

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4 Minutes with… Richard McCombs, Managing Director, Asia West

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Since I retired as CEO of MBA Polymers in 2011, my two partners from MBA and I have been dedicated to helping Western cleantech companies expand into China–including raising Chinese equity if needed to facilitate

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Workers and Cane Growers Strike in Zimbabwe as Green Fuel Fails to Pay

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, more than 500 workers have gone on strike after going unpaid by Green Fuel for six months. Last week more than 100 cane farmers also went on strike for past dues. The plant

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With Clean Fuels as Law, Oregon Biofuel Maker Prepares for Major Expansion

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal)  A Eugene biofuel company that converts used cooking oil into fuel is in expansion mode thanks to Oregon’s Clean Fuels program.  SeQuential Pacific Biofuels expanded its production capacity in anticipation the new law will

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The Commercialization of Renewable Fuels, Chemicals and Biobased Product: 4 New Views, in Depth

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New targets, new markets, new tech, new methods, new outcomes.LanzaTech, Genomatica, Amyris and Brazil’s CTBE share in-depth presentations from the 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. 100 of the most fascinating slides you’ll

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Pennsylvania State University (PSU): An Example to Follow

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) I had heard about Pennsylvania State University's bioenergy and biofuels educational initiatives from Advanced Biofuels USA's Joanne Ivancic, just after starting to work on a project to identify college level biofuels education

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Let's Talk About It: Biofuels -- 2015 Summer Mondays: August 31 -- Frederick, MD

At the Frederick County Public Library in Frederick, Maryland, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director, Joanne Ivancic, will present a 3-part discussion series about advanced biofuels based on work being done by this internationally recognized educational nonprofit organization located in Frederick.  On the

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CNH Industrial Hosts Expert Panel to Raise Awareness on Biogas

(CNH Industrial/PR Newswire)  The Company gathered experts from the scientific community, representatives from institutional European associations, public officials and professionals from the powertrain, commerical vehicles and agricultural machinery sectors for a workshop panel entitled "The Biogas Done Right Model". The

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How Much Longer Can The Oil Age Last?

By Gaurav Agnihotri  (OilPrice.com)  History has been so fascinated with oil and its price movements that it is indeed hard to imagine our future without oil. Over the last few months, we have witnessed how oil prices have fluctuated from

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Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. Shale

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers. According to OPEC’s latest monthly oil report, Saudi Arabia boosted its oil output to 10.31 million barrels per day in April, a

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Cellulosic Refiners Hamstrung by Chaos in RFS-Credit Market

Amanda Peterka  (E&E Publishing)  ... Refiners aren't buying cellulosic fuel credits through the renewable fuel standard program for what the company produces. And so Quad County has received as much as $600,000 less than expected for its wares -- a shortfall

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At the Gas Pump, US Biofuel Lobby Scores a Point against Big Oil

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  ... Over the past few months, privately held retailers Kum & Go and Sheetz have become the first significant chains to announce plans to start selling E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, 50 percent more

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US Taxpayers Subsidising World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and rising subsidies from US taxpayers, a practice slammed as absurd by a presidential candidate given the threat of climate change.

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Food and Fuel: A Model for Bioenergy Feedstock/Vegetable Double-Cropping Systems

by Stephanie Henry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences)  ...  Researchers realize that biomass feedstocks will need to come from many different sources, including crop residues, forest residues, and municipal waste, for example, said

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4 Minutes with… Bill Smith, VP-Finance & Operations, BioBlend Renewable Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... BioBlend makes a line of high performance biodegradable lubricants and greases.   ... It takes a long time to change people’s perceptions. People may remember an inferior biobased product they had tried 15-20 years ago, and

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The Push Is on for “High Renewable Content Fuels”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  In the world of gasoline replacement, it is any fuel which has a renewable content higher than the typical E10 ethanol saturation point. It can include drop-in renewable gasoline, or E85 ethanol blends, or

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Biodiesel Factory Project Needs Final $850K

(The Recorder)  Co-op faces June 1 deadline on construction bids.  The member-owned co-op that’s trying to build a $4.2 million biodiesel factory in the Greenfield Industrial Park is racing toward a June 1 deadline on construction bids to raise what

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Opinion: The Bursting of Europe’s Biofuels Bubble

by Robbie Blake (Friends of the Earth/Inter Press Service News Agency)  Last week, the European Union reached a momentous decision to finally agree a reform to its disastrous biofuels legislation, signalling Europe’s U-turn on the burning of crops for biofuels. In

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Renault Trucks and Rave Deliver a Fleet of 6 Biodiesel Vehicles to Airbus

(Renault Trucks) Renault Trucks and the Rave group presented Airbus with the keys to their new fleet of six Euro 6 Biodiesel vehicles on Tuesday 5 May. Rave won the invitation to tender launched by the aircraft manufacturer in Toulouse with

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Why Fungi-Based Biofuels Could Eventually Replace Conventional Jet Fuel

by Roy Hales (Renewable Energy World) The University of Washington is developing a fungi based aviation biofuel that might be competitive on the open market. Fungi naturally do many of the complicated chemical processes required by other fuels. This should mean

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Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel

(Radio Prague)  In a dramatic about turn, finance minister Andrej Babiš says he now wants to halt tax support for biofuel from July. He has been stung by charges that prolonging support puts him in a clear conflict of interest

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For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters

(Phys.org)  A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that, when looking at the production site alone, growing biofuel crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on location and crop type. The study is the

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Is EPA's Biofuel Policy Eroding the Industry?

by John Siciliano (The Examiner) The Environmental Protection Agency's attempts to get its flagship renewable fuel program back on track is coming at a price for the biofuel industry it has sought to support. In the nearly two years that the EPA

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Södra and Statkraft Form JV to Produce Biofuel at Tofte Pulp Mill in Norway

(PaperAge) Södra and Statkraft have signed a cooperation agreement to start a jointly-owned company for the future production of biofuel at the former Tofte pulp mill in Norway. The company will be named Silva Green Fuel AS, and will be 49-percent

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Iowa Leaders Call for Biochemical Tax Credits for Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal) Durham (Debi Durham, the state's economic development director), a former Siouxland Chamber of Commerce president, is championing legislation that would set aside up to $15 million in tax credits per year to encourage ethanol and biodiesel

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5 Reasons to Plant Grain Sorghum This Year

by Kayla Wilkins (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Strong demand from both domestic and international markets is sending strong signals to growers, indicating it is prime time to increase grain sorghum acres. This strong demand established by a number of market

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E85 Now Available at Shoemaker's South

(Lincoln Journal Star)  Shoemaker’s South fueling station at U.S. 77 & Saltillo Road in southwest Lincoln is now offering E85 — a blend of 85 percent American ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.  Shoemaker’s adds to almost 100 locations in Nebraska

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Ethanol Industry Looks to Drivers and Exports for Path out of a Slump

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  After a weak start to 2015, industry sees strong exports, more fuel consumption. Increased driving and gasoline consumption are helping the ethanol industry pull out of a first-quarter slump.  Producers of the corn-based fuel reported steep

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