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Spero Energy Receives $1 Million in Funding from DOE
June 30, 2015 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

(Spero Energy Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A company that licenses Purdue intellectual property has received federal funding to develop its one-step, patent-pending technology that could improve the efficiency of alternative fuel production.
Spero Energy Inc. has received …

Novel Distillation to Be Scaled, Tested by Modular System Builder
June 30, 2015 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Distillation Technologies Inc. and Easy Energy Systems Inc. announced an agreement to build and test DTI’s technology at pilot scale. DTI’s patented and trademarked Bubble Spray Distillation system …

USDA Publishes Rule for Revamped Biorefinery Assistance Program
June 30, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has published an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known …

A Look at EPA’s RVO Proposal
June 30, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  … For the next-generation biofuels industry, this proposed rule represents a solid improvement, especially for those in the advanced and biomass-based diesel pool, as well as those in the cellulosic pool …

The Inevitable Battle
June 30, 2015 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Tom Portz (Biomass Magazine)  … Ours is an industry looking to take market share, often in declining markets, from well-entrenched incumbents who can only be expected to rabidly defend their enviable market position. In nearly …

Udder Confusion: Dairy Digester Development in California
June 30, 2015 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Golden State has borderline personality disorder regarding promotion and discouragement of dairy biogas projects.  —  California is by far the No. 1 dairy state in the U.S. with roughly …

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – Zim Losing Billions
June 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Tsoroti (Financial Gazette/All Africa)  Hamstrung by debilitating liquidity challenges, Zimbabwe is missing the chance to improve its revenue position by neglecting the development of biofuels, a renewable energy expert has noted.
Clement Shonhiwa, a renewable …

WEBINAR: Antibiotics in the Ethanol Process: The Changing Consumer and Regulatory Landscape — July 14, 2015
June 30, 2015 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Antibiotics in the Ethanol Process:  The Changing Consumer and Regulatory Landscape — July 14, 2015

Is the ethanol industry at risk to lose antibiotics as a fermentation aid? With several major poultry producers announcing intentions to go antibiotic-free—Tyson being the biggest and best-known, feed suppliers are being asked to comply, …

World Efficiency Show & Congress — October 13-15, 2015 — Paris, France
June 30, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment
World Efficiency Show & Congress  — October 13-15, 2015 — Paris, France

World Efficiency Show & Congress will bring together 30,000 professionals, including 10,000 congressists, over 20,000 square meters of exhibitions and 400 lectures and workshops.
Our objective is to present the major challenges associated with conserving resources, …

Leaked Tape Recordings Unearth the Depth of the New Scandal at Mumias Sugar Company
June 30, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Paul Wafula (Standard Digital News)  A sting operation conducted at Mumias Sugar Company premises has uncovered an elaborate network through which some of the firm’s employees have been colluding with rogue Kenya Revenue Authority …

The 35 Hottest Companies in Feedstock Development & Supply in the Advanced Bioeconomy
June 30, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Solazyme took the #1 spot in the 2015 “35 Hottest Companies in Feedstock Development & Supply” rankings, announced today by The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, at the …

9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology — March 16-18, 2015 — Daegu, South Korea
June 30, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology  —  March 16-18, 2015 — Daegu, South Korea

The 9th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology (ibio-2016) is dedicated to the dissemination of advanced knowledge in all areas of Industrial Biotechnology. It is designed to let scientists and business executives from the different …

Ensyn and Youngstown Thermal Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement
June 30, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn)  Ensyn Fuels Inc. (“Ensyn Fuels”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal LLC (“Youngstown Thermal”) for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels is …

Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo — August 24-26, 2015 — Honolulu, HI
June 30, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo   —  August 24-26, 2015  —  Honolulu, HI

The Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2015) convenes business, technology and policy leadership across the global resilience pillars of energy, agriculture, water and security.  These joint events collaboratively seek out new solutions for …

Coloring and Activity Book
June 30, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It is designed for children as a fun learning tool to inform …

Emails Show Inslee Administration Discussions With Energy Company On Columbia River Oil Refinery
June 30, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Conrad Wilson & Tony Schick (Northwest Public Radio)  … A Texas-based energy company wants to site a combined crude oil and biofuel refinery in Longview, Washington. The company’s goal is to capitalize on low carbon …

EERE Energy Impacts: Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income
June 30, 2015 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed (US Department of Energy)   For the past seven years, All-American football player and Iowa farmer Bruce Nelson has been using corn stover—the non-edible corn stalks, husks, and leaves of a corn plant—to …

Cassava-Run Biomass Plant Closer to Fruition
June 30, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Chan Muyhong (Phnom Penh Post) A planned biomass plant run on cassava in Battambang province looks ever more likely after a trial period with 100 farmers was successfully completed.
Idemitsu Oil & Gas signed a memorandum of …

Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production
June 30, 2015 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological …

Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop — July 16, 2015 — Westminster, CO
June 30, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop — July 16, 2015 — Westminster, CO

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the one-day Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop on July 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. BETO is seeking to collect information from key industry, university, and national laboratory stakeholders …

Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward
June 30, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hosted Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together, the Bioenergy , Fuel Cell, and Vehicle …

Houston-Based Company Proposes Ethanol Plant at Port
June 30, 2015 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Steve Clark (Brownsville Herald)  The grain elevator at the Port of Brownsville , though it’s a dominant feature of the landscape, has been out of service for a while.
That might change with a recent …

Etihad, Partners Unveil Biofuel Production Roadmap
June 30, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Etihad Airways/Trade Arabia News Service)  UAE’s Etihad Airways, in collaboration with Boeing, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has launched a joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels …

Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot
June 30, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male announced the winner and finalists of the 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot in a special webinar awards ceremony on June 3, 2015.
The winning infographic …

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Innovative Bioenergy Technologies
June 30, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announces its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting …

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Use of Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines: DE-FOA-0001373
June 30, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the following topics related to …

Ignorance or Ignoring is Bliss
June 30, 2015 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many so-called “experts” fail to account for the contributions of ethanol or, in many cases, simply ignore those contributions in order to make their point, writes Mike Bryan. I …

4 Potential Biofuel Winners From EPA Targeting Aircraft Emissions
June 30, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Jon C. Ogg  (24/7 Wall Street)  … The EPA is now seeking public input to inform future steps by the agency regarding emissions from the commercial airline sector. While the effort is new, this has …

Baltpool: Biofuel Will Be 30% Cheaper in 2015-2016 Heating Season
June 30, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(The Baltic Course)  According to the energy resources exchange Baltpool, the price of biofuel for the upcoming heating season 2015-2016 when a long-term biofuel supply contract is signed is by one-third smaller now, compared to …

United Airlines Flies Climate-Friendly Skies with Biofuel Powered Plane
June 30, 2015 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(MalayMailOnline)  — Sometime this summer, a United Airlines flight will take off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats. For passengers, …

UPM Showcases the Biofore Concept Car at ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2015
June 30, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  As part of ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2015 UPM showcases the Biofore Concept Car – a truly sustainable innovation. The Biofore Concept Car is on display from 30 June until 2 July 2015 at Messe Frankfurt.
“Forests are …

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Has Forbidden Distillery Plants to Produce Biofuels
June 30, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to the decree №319 from May 20, 12 distilleries owned by the state have been excluded from the list of companies eligible for the production of bioethanol.
This document  change the decree “On …

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Plans to Veto Ethanol Tax Credit Bill
June 30, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa  (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that he intends to veto a bill passed by the State Legislature that would repeal the ethanol facility tax credit and establish a renewable …

Urban Air Initiative: Ethanol Reduces Engine Wear
June 30, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) has released a study that finds ethanol free gasoline blends actually increase the wear and tear on engines including hoses, seals and fuel tanks. In other …

Blog: Project to Restart Idled Ethanol Plant Has Deep Impact on Student
June 30, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This week, we’ll hear from someone that was part of a project to restart an idled ethanol plant in 2013. It was an ambitious and interesting effort and I’m …

Zein Plant Set to Start Production in August
June 30, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  … Zein is a corn protein, and it’s the subject of the newest building project at Big River Resources.
When the new zein extraction facility is completed, expected in August, it will produce …

4 Minutes with… Enrique Preu, Owner, Preu Engenharia
June 30, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  provide recovery of agriculture waste transforming it into Biocoal. The waste water from the process can be used later as biofertilizer. Since Brazilian Municipal waste has 57% organic and …

Schepisi Bill Allowing Biofuel Production in New Jersey Approved by the Assembly
June 30, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(RealEstateRama) Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi paving the way for new jobs for New Jersey workers in the expanding biodiesel industry earned approval from the General Assembly today. “New Jersey’s geographics makes it a …

Morgan State Professor Produces Energy from Waste and Receives $100,000 Maryland Innovation Award
June 30, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Morgan State)  CycloBurn Combustion System™ Provides Relief to Poultry Farmers and Protects Environment
Morgan State University professor and lab director for the School of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Dr. Seong W. Lee, and his …

Bullfrog Power Opens the Door to Cleaner Transportation with the Launch of Green Fuel
June 30, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Bullfrog Power)  TD Bank Group and Beck Taxi lead the way as early adopters of Bullfrog Power’s green fuel
Today (June 26, 2015), Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is launching green fuel, a new …

Amyris Announces Total’s Decision to Proceed With Jet Fuel Joint Venture and Plans to Restructure and Convert $175 Million of Outstanding Convertible Debt for Common Stock
June 30, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that it has agreed on key business terms with Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A.) (“Total”) for restructuring its …

Swedish Train Operator to Convert Feet to Biodiesel by 2020
June 30, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Global Rail News)  Swedish operator Inlandsbanan AB has said it hopes to convert its entire fleet of passenger and freight vehicles to bio-diesel by 2020.  Inlandsbanan AB has received funding from the EU to assess the …

United Airlines Purchases Stake in Fulcrum BioEnergy with $30 Million Investment
June 30, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(United Airlines/PR Newswire)  Airline has opportunity to purchase at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel a year — Single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels
United Airlines today announced an historic $30 …

EnAlgae Publishes Economic Model for Offshore Cultivation of Macroalage
June 30, 2015 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(EnAlgae)  EnAlgae researchers have published an economic model to help to explore the economics of cultivating macroalgae at sea.  The model and report can be found here  as outputs WP2A7.06 and WP2A7.11. Both documents together …

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral
June 30, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that exempts biomass-derived carbon dioxide emissions from regulation under certain air pollution laws.
The bill defines biomass …

Justin Trudeau’s Environment Plan: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Invest in Clean Tech
June 30, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Trinh Theresa Do (CBC News) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled myriad environmental promises in Vancouver, including hundreds of millions of dollars in clean technology investment and a continued focus on climate change.  …
Within 90 …

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts
June 29, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but she clearly continues to do the bidding of her former employer and the rest of …

Fueling the Sorghum Ethanol Coproducts Engine
June 29, 2015 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Kelli Fulkerson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  Producers work to expand markets for sorghum distillers and oil.
While exports are undeniably the hottest market for grain sorghum right now with China set to buy over …

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Opportunities Can Enhance Ethanol Projects
June 29, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Advanced Cryogenics Ltd.)  For decades, carbon dioxide has been recovered from concentrated sources like fermentation and sold to a handful of merchant markets, primarily beverage carbonation, food and meat processing. …

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves
June 29, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deforestation and pollution have distressed the country’s environment and beauty. The chronic effects of disease, economic instability and social unrest, coupled with the infrastructure devastation from the 2010 earthquake, …

Cracking The Kernel For Higher Value Products
June 29, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers hope phytate replicates the corn oil extraction success story, but the history of zein shows it can be a slow and difficult road to success.
Diversification of coproducts …

Creating a Quality Image: Improve the Long-Term Storage Stability of Distillers Grains and Distillers Corn Oil
June 29, 2015 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In 15 years of traveling to foreign countries with the U.S. Grains Council to promote distillers grains and now distillers corn oil (DCO), Jerry Shurson says one of the …

Amyris Announces Successful Completion of Volkswagen Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program
June 29, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Confirms Outstanding Performance and Environmental Benefits of Amyris’s Renewable Diesel Under Real-World Driving Conditions
Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced the successful completion of a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America, …

U.S. Oil Glut An EIA Invention?
June 29, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by  Leonard Brecken (  In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48. Production from …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises
June 29, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was a massive event with nearly 1300 participants from 76 countries and some 800 presentations. The …

4 Minutes with…Gerard Brandon, CEO, Cellulac
June 29, 2015 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Cellulac has combined a biochemical and fluid dynamic engineering platform that removes 7 MW of energy out of the production of Lactic Acid, PolyLactic Acid, and Ethyl Lactate.
Applications for use …

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell Back Launch of “Biofuels for Europe” Info Site
June 29, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Brussels, a new interactive website “” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information.
BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have …

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects
June 29, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to …

Atlantic Biodiesel Opens State-of-the-Art Renewable Fuel Facility in Welland, Ontario
June 29, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Atlantic Biodiesel)  Today (June 25, 2015), Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened its state-of-the-art renewable fuel facility located in the Niagara Greenbelt in Welland, Ontario.
“This is an important day for Atlantic Biodiesel and for the greater Welland …

Ceres Refocuses on Food, Forage Options as Brazilian Bioenergy Results Disappoint
June 29, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The news may come as a surprise to the broader community, since in March 2015 the company signed a multi-year collaboration agreement Raizen, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and …

Renewable-Fuel Advocates Turn out at KCK Hearing, Give the EPA an Earful on Reducing Ethanol Targets
June 29, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Greg Hack and Kasia Kovacs   (Kansas City Star)  When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the country’s ethanol-use mandates for this year and next, it set up a public hearing to let people …

Keystone XL Pipeline Debate: Canadian Oil Sands Crude Produces Greater Emissions Than Conventional Oils, DOE Study Finds
June 29, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Maria Gallucci (International Businesss Times)  … A new study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy found crude extracted from Canada’s oil sands region leads to greenhouse gas emissions that are 20 percent higher on …

Leather without the Cow: Flokser Launches Artificial Leather Based on DuPont Tate & Lyle, BioAmber Ingredients
June 29, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unique synthetic leather fabric has 70% bio-content, based on BioAmber’s Bio-SA and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ PDO

Flokser has launched this new synthetic leather fabric under its SERTEX brand.  …

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

Bulgaria Is Falling Behind National Biofuel Targets – Audit Office
June 26, 2015 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(  … In order to comply with EU rules, Bulgaria has set itself the following mandatory national biofuel targets: 10% share of renewables and biofuels in transport and 6% share of the total greenhouse gas savings, …

EnAlgae Research on Algae’s Sustainability
June 26, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as a feed ingredient and as a wastewater treatment, but only with further improvements in algal …

Environmental Life Cycle Impacts of Cellulosic Ethanol in the Southern U.S. Produced from Loblolly Pine, Eucalyptus, Unmanaged Hardwoods, Forest Residues, and Switchgrass Using a Thermochemical Conversion Pathway
June 26, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jesse Daystar, Carter Reeb, Ronalds Gonzalez, Richard Venditti, Stephen S. Kelley  (Science Direct) Highlights
•Cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of biofuels from five major feedstocks in the Southern U.S.
•Thermochemical conversion pathway studied for ethanol production
•Global warming impacts, eutrophication, acidification, …

Investment in Energy Technology to Hit $400 Billion by 2030
June 26, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Roseline Okere (The Guardian (Nigeria)) The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected that increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in the power sector will increase from $270 billion in 2015 to $400 billion in 2030.

It …

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH
June 26, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(Business Inquirer)  Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on opening up the Asian market.
Edward S. Hubbard Jr., general counsel …

Once Shunned for Oil, Ethanol Makes a Return to U.S. Rails
June 26, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)  Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling ethanol on the U.S. rail network, as some …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Statement by DuPont
June 26, 2015 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  “DuPont believes the proposed 2014 to 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) rule is misguided and is a major step backward. Since the RFS was first enacted, the United States has quickly risen to …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol
June 26, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  Thank you, my name is Brian Jennings, and I’m the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol. I’m pleased to report that more than 100 people representing ACE member companies will …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association
June 26, 2015 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  Good morning, my name is Geoff Cooper and I am representing the Renewable Fuels Association.  By any measure, the RFS has been a tremendous success. It has stimulated growth in biofuel production, revitalized …

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon
June 26, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants. … I am here to make one and only one point today. What this proposed rule …

Mould Unlocks New Route to Biofuels
June 25, 2015 – 9:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Manchester)  Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals.
Based at the Manchester …

Cabinet Approves the Biofuels Bill, 2014
June 25, 2015 – 9:12 pm | No Comment

(Uganda Media Center, Office of the President)  Although Government has a policy in place (The Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda, 2007) which provides for the blending of biofuels with fossil fuels (Petroleum Fuel) in regulated …

4 Minutes with… Valentin Perez, Project Manager, SINMT
June 25, 2015 – 8:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My company is building the first bioethanol plant using sugarcane in Mexico. We will sell ethanol to Pemex and other companies. The scope of the project is not only the plant, …

Thompson, Coons, Moran, Poe Bill Will Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy
June 25, 2015 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

(Real Estate Rama)  Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would give renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to oil, gas, and coal projects
U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ted Poe (R-TX-02), …

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop
June 25, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts
to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department …

Developers of Biodiesel Fuel Refinery Say It Will Mitigate Toxic Effects on School Children
June 25, 2015 – 8:35 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Tempfer (  Biodiesel fuel could soon be supporting Southern Utah’s economy and would also help sustain cleaner air and a healthier environment.
Such is the goal of Anderwood Ventures, a company working toward economic growth …

Govt to Use 20% Diesel Requirements through Bio-Diesel
June 25, 2015 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Jayanta Mallick (The Hindu)  The Union Shipping Ministry has decided to utilise 20 per cent of its diesel requirement through bio-diesel at 12 major ports. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping after …

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
June 25, 2015 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

(Microvi/PR Newswire)  Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production.
Microvi’s …

Here’s How Sea-Tac Airport Plans to Get Airlines to Use More Biofuel
June 25, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Steve Wilhelm (Puget Sound Business Journal)  John Creighton wants Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to be the first in North America to offer biofuels fuels to all airlines. He and other members of the Seattle Port Commission …

RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France
June 25, 2015 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Sam Nejame & James Evangelow (Biofuels Digest/Promotum and Chemical Strategies)  Sad to say Cobalt Technologies is dead – no really they’re dead – it’s not just double secret probation anymore. Although you’d almost not even know …

Under Secretary of Energy Franklin Orr: Keynote Address at the DOE Bioenergy 2015 conference
June 25, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Franklin Orr (Biofuels Digest/Bioenergy 2015)  Biofuels are a very important part of America’s economic and energy future.  On the geopolitical side, from Ukraine to the Middle East we see events that threaten energy stability. We …

Senator Amy Klobuchar: Keynote Address at the DOE Bioenergy 2015 Conference
June 25, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Senator Amy Kolbuchar (Biofuels Digest/Bioenergy 2015)  I want to spend a moment looking at the badness in our energy policy, with a look back in history. Our first bad moment was after 9/11, we …

‘Green Bond’ Sales Struggle
June 25, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Mike Cherney (The Wall Street Journal)  Flat pace of new green bonds in the first part of 2015 perplexes the market’s supporters — A flattening in “green bond” sales this year is highlighting the uncertainty …

June 25, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Politico Morning Energy/Bay Planning Coalition)  The House won’t take any votes on its Interior-EPA appropriations bill until next month, but a conservative group already is urging Republicans to back an amendment to defund the Renewable …

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from the legacy fuels we use today to modern liquid and gas fuels[1] that: 1) reduce …

Up with Octane and Down with Aromatics: Continuing Health Risks with Petroleum Fuels and the Need for Engine Efficiency
June 25, 2015 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  Our country has seen many transitions in travel technologies and fuels. In the first installment I reviewed our transition from 1) barley and oats for our horses and mules …

Renewable Energy Shows Record Growth in Power Sector, but Few Gains in Heating and Transport
June 22, 2015 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Fox Business) The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a …

Martin O’Malley: Zero out Fossil Fuels by 2050
June 22, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

Martin O’Malley (USA Today) … New technologies now put an independent clean energy future decidedly within our reach as a nation. …   I would keep domestically produced oil and gas in the U.S.  READ MORE

Taurus Energy Poised to Bring 2nd Generation Yeast to U.S. Market
June 22, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A company based in Lund, Sweden, recently received a welcome notification from the U.S. EPA, indicating the company’s 90-day Microbial Commercial Activity Notice review has been completed without objections. …

Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.
June 22, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)   … Advanced Biofuel Capabilities Enhance Diesel as a Sustainable Transportation Option — Diesel engines found in vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles all the way to large tractors are capable of operating on …

Metro Councilwoman: We Won’t Let Biofuel Plant Build in West Louisville
June 22, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Caitlin Bowling  (Louisville Business First) An informational meeting Thursday evening between a couple dozen community members and a representative from Nature’s Methane LLC became heated yesterday as the residents repeatedly stated that they don’t want the …

Just How Ethical Are Biofuels?
June 22, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sandal (Digital Journal)  One subject sure to divide opinion is biofuel. Are they a a sustainable energy supply or a product harmful to the environment? Swiss Federal Laboratories have developed a new way …

Why Biofuels Can’t Replace Oil
June 22, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Jude Clemente (Forbes)  … To be a viable alternative for petroleum, a biofuel should provide a net energy gain, offer clear environmental and economic benefits, and not reduce food supplies and/or increase their costs.

A vital …

Looking at Next-Generation Biofuel, Converting Waste into Fuel: Brekelmans of Shell
June 22, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Anilesh S Mahajan  (Business Today)  Shell Global’s Harry Brekelmans is very optimistic about the India story. Brekelmans sits on the board of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and is the director in-charge …

Researchers Examine Alternative Switchgrass Breeding Methods to Increase Biofuel Production
June 22, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated.
Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. …

Boeing Completes Flight Using 5% US Biodiesel
June 22, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Militsa Mancheva (SeeNews Renewables)   Under the latest stage of its ecoDemonstrator 757 programme, US aerospace group Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) successfully completed on June 17 the first flight with a fuel blend containing US-made green diesel.
The …

4 Minutes with…Valerie Reed, Senior Advisor for Bioenergy and Natural Resources, USDA
June 22, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As Deputy Director I am focused on integration of the various aspects of the supply chain and advancing technologies within each of these areas to result in cost competitive biofuels …

House Appropriators Shortchange Rural America on Jobs and Economic Growth, AgEC Says
June 22, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Agriculture Energy Coalition/BusinessWire) The House Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill would reduce mandatory spending levels for important Energy Title programs, including the Renewable Energy for America Program, Biomass Crop Assistance Program, and the …

Biofuels Association of Australia Congratulates Bipartisan Approach as Momentum for Biofuels Increases
June 22, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) welcomes the bipartisan agreement on the taxation of biodiesel and ethanol produced in Australia.
The agreement will see the excise rate payable on biodiesel phased in …

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models
June 22, 2015 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today (June 8, 2015) announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative …

API Announces First Commercial Implementation of GreenBox+ Technology
June 22, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Backed by a $10M investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and an additional $4.4M from the Québec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et …

Ethanol Report from Washington DC
June 19, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  … Regarding the June 25 public hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the RFS, Dinneen says the agency has already received about 250 requests to testify and he is encouraging everyone …

Public Hearing for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
June 19, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Kansas on June 25, 2015 for the proposed rule ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: …

Building Markets for Ethanol Exports
June 19, 2015 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Expanding export markets for U.S. ethanol was the focus last month as a group of industry representatives to Mexico and Japan on trade missions coordinated through a partnership between …

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Create Jobs and Support Rural Economic Development
June 19, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications for loans and grants to support business expansion, create jobs and increase economic opportunities in rural communities.
“Small businesses are the engine …

The Boon of Reduced Oil Consumption
June 19, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

By Brian Deese and Jason Furman (The Washington Post/senior adviser to President Obama/Council of Economic Advisers)  … A new report this week by the Council of Economic Advisers documents that this drop in consumption is one …

Kinder Morgan Appeals Georgia Denial of Palmetto Pipeline
June 19, 2015 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  A Houston-based energy company is going to court to challenge Georgia’s rejection of a proposed $1 billion petroleum pipeline.  Kinder Morgan Inc. has filed a petition in Fulton County …

Franken Discusses RFS
June 19, 2015 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Minnesota Senator Al Franken calls the revised Renewable Fuels Standard an improvement from EPA’s proposal two years ago but still a step backwards for the industry.
Franken tells Brownfield he went …

Renewable Fuels a Potential Election-Year Issue for Iowa Voters
June 19, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Renewable fuels could be an issue in the race for the White House as indecisive voters in Iowa look for a way to whittle down a crowded field of Republican …

4 Minutes with… Josep Samnick, Department of Administration and Finances, Indocam Group
June 19, 2015 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The main gaol of INDOCAM GROUP is to achieve the sensitization of the 380 mayors in cameroon permit that the financment of pilot incubator(technipol) be availaible and usefull(problems with the administration …

EU Set to Meet Green Energy Goal but UK, Netherlands Trail
June 19, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Twidale and Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * Renewable energy to account for 15.3 percent in 2014  * France, Malta, Belgium and Spain also need to boost efforts  * Transport challenge proving difficult (Adds reaction, …

European Renewable Ethanol Industry Releases Annual State of the Industry Report
June 19, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) On the occasion of its annual general assembly, the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) has today released its annual 2015 State of the Industry Report.
The annual report offers a comprehensive look at the European ethanol …

Mercedes, Toyota, Isuzu, VW – B10 Biodiesel No Go
June 19, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(  Following BMW Malaysia announcing it found “technical challenges” running its diesel engines on B10 biodiesel (10% palm-based biodiesel/90% petroleum diesel blend, will reportedly be implemented nationwide by October), and that its engines can take …

Implementing the RFS with a “Push” Strategy: What Happens after 2016?
June 19, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily) .. In our first farmdoc daily article (June 3, 2015) after the release of the (RVO) proposal, we analyzed whether the renewable (ethanol) mandates proposed by the EPA, while lower …

NMMA Endorses Use of Gevo’s Isobutanol in Marine Fuel Market
June 19, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has received a key endorsement for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support and recommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National Marine Manufacturers Association …

Genomatica Advances Development of Feedstock for Biochemicals
June 19, 2015 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Genomatica/Biomass Magazine)   Genomatica announced significant progress in harnessing cellulosic biomass for commercial production of high-quality chemicals rather than just fuels. … Genomatica has developed clear guidance for biomass pretreatment technology developers to enable their technologies to work …

USDA Publishes Final Rules on Biobased Products
June 19, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 15, the USDA’s Office of Procurement and Property Management published two final rules in the Federal Register related to biobased products. One rule amends regulations concerning the voluntary …

Farmers, Biofuel Industry Calls on Congress to Leave RFS Alone
June 19, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 17, Fuels America hosted a press call during which American farmers and representatives of the biofuel industry discussed how legislative changes to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would …

EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Management Scrutinized at Hearing
June 19, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe fielded dozens of hard questions and endured heavy scrutiny during a June 18 hearing held to discuss the agency’s management of the federal renewable …

Washington Finds Unlikely Ally in OPEC as Biofuels Debate Rages
June 19, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The lowest oil prices in over six years have fueled a resurgence in U.S. gasoline use in recent months as more Americans take to the road.
Demand is expected to climb 1.5 …

U.S. Researchers See Auto Fuel Standards Driving Technology
June 19, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by David Morgan (Planet Ark)  U.S. cars and light trucks will become more fuel efficient and safer — but also more expensive — by the end of the next decade, as a result of increasingly stringent …

The US Bioeconomy: $369B and 4 Million Jobs Strong, says USDA; Changes to the BioPreferred program
June 19, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry in 2013 contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to the US economy.  …

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops
June 19, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture
In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of …

Pope Blames Climate Change on Humans in 183-Page Call for Action
June 19, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Global warming is happening, human activity is causing it and more needs to be done, especially by the world’s governments and policymakers, to stop it, Pope Francis writes in his …

Key Excerpts Related to Fossil Fuels from Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment
June 19, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The following are key excerpts from Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si,” or “Praised Be,” in which he calls for renewable fuel use, energy efficiency, transition from harmful, smoky cooking fuels …

Syngenta Working with Iowa FFA Chapters to Support Ethanol
June 18, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  -FFA members to engage race-goers at the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen – Fundraising initiative will benefit flex fuel infrastructure and local FFA chapters -Funds to be matched by Syngenta
Syngenta and lowa FFA members …

NASCAR Fans Support Ethanol, Reach Out to EPA
June 18, 2015 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  NASCAR fans are serving as an important source for support of ethanol and letting the Obama Administration know their displeasure over the government’s proposal on how much of the green fuel …

Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN
June 18, 2015 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum — August 19, 2015 — Mankato, MN

August tends to be a hot month in Minnesota, but that won’t stop the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) from adding fuel to the Bioheat® fire. MSR&PC will host a delegation of East Coast …

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe
June 18, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of …

What Food Safety Act Means for Ethanol Plants
June 18, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

Cindy Zimmerman (  The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 and this summer the rulemaking for the new act might finally be complete. Because it includes safety of animal food …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program Awards First Ethanol Infrastructure Grant
June 17, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) is pleased to announce Speedway LLC (Speedway) as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use …

After Delays, Biodiesel Business to Open
June 17, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Eric Blaisdell (Times Argus)  After two years of legal battles and obstacles, Black Bear Biodiesel will be open for business Saturday. … Once the ground thawed this spring, he said pumps were installed. Local woodworker …

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels
June 17, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of an additional patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability …

Comment Period Open on Proposed Discretionary Changes to BCAP
June 17, 2015 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA has announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to assess the potential environmental consequences associated with proposed discretionary changes to the Biomass Crop …

Usage of Non-Petroleum Fuels on the Rise, Yet Vehicle Sales Stall
June 17, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Braden Kelner (Power Source)  Non-petroleum fuels are being used for transportation in amounts not seen in 60 years, according to federal data.
Alternative fuels — ethanol, natural gas and electricity — have more than doubled their share of …

Biodiesel Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Clean Air Act Crimes Connected to Renewable Fuels Scheme
June 17, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Philip J. Rivkin faces more than 10 years imprisonment and $51 million in restitution — Philip Joseph Rivkin, a.k.a. Felipe Poitan Arriaga, 50, today pleaded guilty to a Clean Air Act false statement …

Bioenergy and Biofuels Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Anaerobic Digestion and Fisher-Tropsch Reaction
June 17, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Ohio State University)  The long term goal of this project is to commercialize an integrated anaerobic digestion system (iADs) that promises cost competitive bioenergy and biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass. The specific …

New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy
June 17, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased product manufacturing efforts
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a …

How Climate Change Deniers Got It Right — But Very Wrong
June 17, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Tony Dokoupil (MSNBC)  It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isn’t 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? It’s not lower, but actually higher.
The scientific “consensus” on climate change has gotten …

DOE Offers Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models
June 16, 2015 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and …

From Florida to California on Just One Tank of Renewable Diesel?
June 16, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(NGT News)  A team of motorsport enthusiasts is aiming to drive a car from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel fuel.
As …

Iowa Delegation Asks EPA to Hold Ethanol Hearing in State
June 16, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Iowa’s congressional delegation asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to hold a hearing in the state about the agency’s recent proposal lowering how much ethanol must be blended …

Blog: E15 Momentum Increases, One State, One Station at a Time
June 16, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The end goal is to double the amount of fuel pumps offering blends like E15 and E85. At the end of last week, June 12, the USDA announced that …

Ricketts: Danish Company’s Interest in Nebraska Expansion Cooled after EPA’s Ethanol Proposal
June 16, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (World-Herald)   Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said on the last day of his European trade mission that federal rulings on ethanol mandates are obstructing the expansion of a growing Danish company with a …

4 Minutes with… Will Steiner, General Manager, Hawaii Oil Seed Producers
June 16, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HOSPRO is dedicated to battle the 95+% import of petroleum for energy and electricity generation by promoting the development of tree based oil seed crops. We are focusing on oil …

In Blow to Big Oil, EPA Says Oil Refiners Recover RINs Costs
June 16, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil companies ultimately recover their costs of complying with the U.S. biofuels program, according to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis that marks the regulator’s clearest challenge yet to a key …