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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

May 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

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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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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

May 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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. …

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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 —

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 26, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

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

May 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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.

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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.

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meets in May

  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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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)

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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.

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

  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

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 9, 2015 — Washington, DC

  18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum  —  July 9, 2015 — Washington, DC

The 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses,

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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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy & Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps

(SCOPE) Bioenergy & Sustainability is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries.  The

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Misconceptions and Misinformation

(Safer Alliance)  What wild accusation have your heard regarding ethanol, biodiesel, biogas or other bioenergy resource?  If you are engaged

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

National Bioenergy Day 2015 — October 21– multiple locations

  National Bioenergy Day 2015 — October 21– multiple locations

We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy.  On October 21, 2015, participating organizations will open their doors to

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WEBINAR: Achieving Sustainability Goals with Biomass — May 21, 2015 — 2:00 pm US/Eastern.

  WEBINAR:  Achieving Sustainability Goals with Biomass — May 21, 2015 — 2:00 pm US/Eastern.

Sustainable biomass resources have the potential to supply increasing amounts of heat and power. While the most effective and sustainable

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

  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

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Progress in Biomethane Mobility — October 27-28, 2015 — Schwabish Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  Progress in Biomethane Mobility  —  October 27-28, 2015 — Schwabish Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The transport sector must play its part in implementing the German government’s Energy Concept. The lead target for the transport

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

  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

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NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference — October 20-22 — Helsinki, Finland

  NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference  —  October 20-22  —  Helsinki, Finland

The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The next event

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International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency — September 22-24, 2015 — Warsaw, Poland

  International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency  —  September 22-24, 2015  — Warsaw, Poland

The fifth edition of International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will take place on 22-24 September in

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

  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

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2015 AIChE Annual Meeting — November 8-13 — Salt Lake City, UT

  2015 AIChE Annual Meeting  —  November 8-13 —  Salt Lake City, UT

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and

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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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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.

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: BBI Project Development Webinar Series: Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Biofuels Project (Part 2) — May 13, 2015 | 2:00 PM CDT

  WEBINAR: BBI Project Development Webinar Series:  Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Biofuels Project (Part 2)   — May 13, 2015 | 2:00 PM CDT

The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industries have endured more than their share of tough times, but EPA’s debilitating delays

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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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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.

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Let’s Talk About It: Biofuels — 2015 Summer Mondays: August 31 — Frederick, MD

  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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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