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Biodiesel Can Increase Livestock Production’s Profitability
July 31, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by powering their profitability.  That was the message at Western Dubuque Biodiesel’s plant, where soyabean groups …

OK Begins Distribution of New Emmelev Rapeseed Biodiesel
July 31, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Danish fuel, oil, and energy company OK has introduced a new sustainable biodiesel into its petrol stations.  The new biodiesel is produced from the residue left over in the production of first …

Cassava Ethanol Plant on Cards
July 31, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Victoria Mtomba  (News Day)  Zimbabwe is set to have a cassava ethanol producing plant to boost ethanol output as the country moves to accelerate mandatory fuel blending.
In an interview on Tuesday on the sidelines of …

Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day
July 31, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … Using dried distillers grain as a fertilizer source
The first stop on the tour was a plot where research is being done to use dried distillers grain (DDG) from …

Motorcycle Group, Association Spar on Ethanol
July 31, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Jay Huber (Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Courier-Journal) and Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Courier-Journal)  Huber:  In his June 28 op-ed, Charles Drevna correctly labeled the federal ethanol mandate, “all pain and no gain.”
This mandate not only causes environmental damage …

Improving Air Quality in Delhi: Lessons Learned in the United States
July 31, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  This month’s 10-year anniversary of the United States-India Partnership highlights shared strategies for advancing economic opportunity and collaborating on climate change and clean air. Transportation fuels and vehicle technology – particularly diesel …

Bioenergy 2016 — July 12-13, 2016 — Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy 2016 — July 12-13, 2016 — Washington, DC

Bioenergy 2016, an event of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. on July 12-13, 2016.  The Clean Energy Research & Education Foundation …

Bioenergy 2015 Posts Presentations
July 31, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Department of Energy)  … We know many of you are interested in some of the presentations from our great lineup of speakers. We have posted select presentations from the conference to our Bioenergy 2015 presentations website.
They …

4 Minutes with… Mark Warner, Founder, Warner Advisors
July 31, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Warner Advisors LLC is a consulting firm focused on delivering commercialization assistance for emerging technology clients in biofuels, biochemicals and food. Our focus is on early stage technology start-ups in …

Algae.Tec Ships Innovative Algae.Tec Fuels Technology Arrives for Install at Monster Reliance Refinery in India
July 31, 2015 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia,  Algae.Tec has shipped 7 containers of equipment, including photobioreactor modules and solar light units, on schedule and received in Jamnagar, India for installation within the world’s largest oil …

Gevo Announces First Pump Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline at Express Lube Service Station in Texas
July 31, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Sales Focused at Owners of Boats, Outdoor Equipment and Off-Road Vehicles — Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), has announced that Express Lube of Fredericksburg, Texas, is the first U.S. service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s …

Abengoa: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 31, 2015 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Abengoa is active in three areas in biofuels: a. Traditional fermentation of cereal grains and sugar cane for the commercial production of bioethanol; b. Traditional transesterification for the production of …

The Three Microb-eteers: Methanogens, Methanotrophs, Acetogens and Knallgas Bacteria
July 31, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Which microbes achieve a better, faster, cheaper transformation of the world around us?  …  Down there in the mud, too small to be seen with the naked eye, are some …

4 Minutes with… Andrew Lucero, Manager, Process Research Southern Research
July 31, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Southern Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific and engineering research organization in AL, MD, GA, and NC in the areas of drug discovery and development, advanced engineering, and environmental protection. …

Rice Is Nice, but Can It Be Less of a Methane-Belching Device? PNNL Says “Yes, If You Take Our Advice”
July 31, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from …

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline
July 31, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up …

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant
July 31, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, BASF and Solazyme have launched of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications.
Generally speaking, …

Renmatix: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 31, 2015 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants. The company’s water-based Plantrose process is the lowest cost method for converting a wide range of non-food …

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version
July 31, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s proposed base renewable fuel requirements are not strengthened.”  Want to understand the substantive concerns on …

Bank of America Pledges $125 Billion for Biofuels and Environmental Business
July 31, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … BoA has provided more than $39 billion in financing for low-carbon activities since 2007, including $12 billion in 2014 alone, of which 40% was given to renewable energies – advanced biofuels, solar, wind, …

$1 Million Fund to Develop Algae Biofuels
July 31, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a multi-program US security laboratory, has received an additional $1 million (appr. €907,000) to protect algal crops by developing ‘probiotic’ bacteria to combat pond infestation …

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015
July 31, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to expand their professional network and form new partnerships, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is …

New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses
July 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by David Danielson (US Department of Energy)  … (T)he Energy Department announced the national laboratories who will be taking the lead in implementing a new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, a public-private partnership that will connect clean …

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts
July 30, 2015 – 6:16 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 …

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC
July 30, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Plant Sensory Systems)  Just Beets LLC to Sell Plant Sensory Systems’ Proprietary Beet Seeds  —  Plant Sensory Systems, LLC (PSS) announced the formation of a subsidiary company, Just Beets LLC, to produce, sell and distribute …

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success
July 30, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can see if their enterprise will succeed at commercial scale by processing a certain feedstock.
Darren Eng, …

How One Farm Is Growing Food and Biofuels While Helping to Save the Environment
July 29, 2015 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Padma Nagappan (TakePart)  … Now researchers at the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory think they have a solution that allows farmers to profit from growing both food and advanced biofuels while benefitting …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

Despite Drawbacks, Watsonville Sold on Biodiesel
July 29, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Masters (Santa Cruz Sentinel)  A Watsonville street sweeper has been running on a potent biodiesel mix produced from beef tallow for the past year.
“Our fleet has used a 5 percent mix for years, …

Biodiesel Used as Home Heating Fuel
July 29, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is developing a marketplace for biodiesel as a home heating fuel. CEO Tom Slunecka says while many homes in the U.S. are heated by natural …

Sensenbrenner Bill Would Limit Biofuel Blends
July 29, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced legislation this week that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to limit the volume of cellulosic biofuel to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply to what is …

The Race to Meet Carbon-Neutral Biofuel Targets Could Put Human Health and Food Crop Production at rRisk unless It Is Carefully Planned, According to New Research.
July 29, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  A new study, led by Professor Nick Hewitt of Lancaster University, examined changes in ground level ozone in response to projected land use change associated with future biofuel cultivation.
Publishing in the journal Environmental …

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Reps. Peters and Salmon for Bi-Partisan House Bill to Increase R&D Funding for Carbon Capture & Utilization
July 29, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) for introducing a bill designed to amend the Energy Policy Act …

CONSTRUCTION CORNER: Is Cleaner Cement Production Possible?
July 29, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Korky Koroluk (Daily Commercial News)  … The cement industry alone accounts for about five per cent of global CO2 emissions, a fact that the cement/concrete industry has long known. The construction industry it serves knows …

Renewable Energy in Rockland: Hearing on Stony Point Biofuel Plant
July 29, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Akiko Matsuda (Lohud.com)  …  New Planet Energy, which specializes in renewable-energy production using waste materials, along with local developer MBC Contractors, wants to build a waste-to-energy facility in an industrial zone off Holt Drive.
The proposal …

Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing
July 29, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Andy Extance (Chemistry World)  Hope and expectation surround the chemical industry’s increasing adoption of biotechnological manufacturing – but today, their lengthy development times and complex processes mean frustration is a major by-product. ‘The process of …

Utah-Based Biodiesel Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
July 29, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its …

Winners Announced in Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest
July 29, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) First- and second-place winners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High School, won first place for her …

San Francisco Mayor Says City Fleet to Use Renewable Diesel
July 29, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

( The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee/Biodiesel Magazine)  San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced July 21 that his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions …

E85 Promotion Offered at Poynette Cenex Station on Friday
July 29, 2015 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Flex fuel vehicle owners have another opportunity to fill up with E85 for just 85-cents per gallon at a participating Cenex stations this summer. This Friday, flex fuel vehicle drivers will be …

4 Minutes with… Gert-Jan (G-J) Gruter, CTO, Avantium
July 29, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Avantium developed a novel process for the production of PEF (brandname YXY), a 100% biobased polyester with enhanced barrier, thermal and mechanical properties. Together with Coca-Cola, Danone and ALPLA we …

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour
July 29, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM …

China Voters Mull Support for Fiberight Waste-to-Energy Project (China, Maine, that Is)
July 29, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maine, the Board of Selectmen for the township of China are looking at supporting the Fiberight waste-to-energy project planned for Hampden, Maine, when their trash contract with Penobscot Energy …

Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations
July 29, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(SMEFunds/PR.com)  Today, SMEFunds, Africa’s foremost Social Enterprise based in Nigeria is first to receive N50 million (approx. $300,000) from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Ecobank Ltd. into its Cellulosic Bio Ethanol Gel for …

Refiners, Former White House Official Ask EPA to Tweak Biofuels Program
July 29, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Independent oil refiners and a former White House official have urged U.S. regulators to tweak the U.S. biofuels program to shift responsibility for complying from refiners to fuel blenders, according to …

UPS Makes Substantial Move To Renewable Fuels
July 29, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(UPS/Globe Newswire)  UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest …

Seeking Success in Succinic, Succinctly, Sustainably
July 29, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The real deal is succinic acid and polybutylene succinate. The latter found in everything from boxes, bags, tableware, even mulching films. If we haven’t seen SucciniMania quite yet, well, it’s …

Prioritizing the Bioeconomy: Observations on USDA’s 9003 Loan Guarantee Program
July 29, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biobased products are a new innovation that are gradually contributing more to the U.S. economy in the forms of alternative fuels, packaging,  plastic substitutes and more. An Economic Impact …

Critics Pound RFS in House Hearing– Growth Energy Slams Decision to Exclude Ethanol Industry Groups From Hearing
July 28, 2015 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Tom Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  Though odds are slim Congress will take up legislation to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard anytime soon, a combined hearing of the House subcommittees on energy and oversight Thursday …

International 100% Renewable Energy Conference — May 26-28, 2016 — Istanbul, Turkey
July 28, 2015 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
International 100% Renewable Energy Conference  —  May 26-28, 2016 — Istanbul, Turkey

“Transition to Ecological and Democratic Societies Using 100% Renewable Community Power.”
Transition of communities, islands, countries and regions to 100% Renewable Energy (RE) can be realized only by the local, national and regional governments which are …

NM Lawmakers Call on Administration to Curb Natural Gas Waste Causing Methane Hot Spot Over San Juan Basin
July 28, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM))  In a letter this week to Office of Management and Budget (OPM) Director Shaun Donovan, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and …

Vt. Farmer Helps Others Produce Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Carter  (Daily Yonder)  After learning to make biofuel to use on his own farm, John Williamson has expanded his business to help others create their own energy. For Williamson, there’s a diversified income …

Poultry Industry Critical of O’Malley’s Stance on Biofuel
July 28, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by John Fritze (Baltimore Sun)  … Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is winning praise from corn farmers in Iowa for his support of a federal mandate to blend …

Branstad & Vilsack Discuss Boosting ‘Biochemical’ Production in Iowa
July 28, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Governor Terry Branstad wants Iowa to become the first state to offer a tax credit for transforming the “biochemicals” that are a byproduct of ethanol production. Branstad discussed the issue …

Study Gets a Handle on Gas Leaks: 80 Billion Cubic Feet
July 28, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Bagley (InsideClimate News)   Four percent of the facilities surveyed accounted for 23 percent of the leaked natural gas, worth about $240 million — About 80 billion cubic feet of the potent greenhouse gas methane …

Minnesota Electric Co-op Opens Ethanol Plant in North Dakota
July 28, 2015 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  … Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, 78 percent owned by a Minnesota cooperative power company, is a 65 million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant built next to one of the ­electric utility’s coal-fired power plants. It …

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream
July 28, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by By Gaurav Agnihotri (OilPrice.com)  The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.  In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million …

Bank of America Announces Industry-Leading $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative
July 28, 2015 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Bank of America/MarketWatch)  Bank of America Recognized for Its Support of the Environment at the White House’s American Business Act on ClimatePledgeEvent — Bank of America has pledged to increase the company’s current environmental business initiative …

United Airlines Invests in Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(SustainableBusiness.com)  A few years ago, we were hearing a lot about airlines testing and beginning to run on biofuels (combined with petroleum). With the latest announcements, are we ready for take off?
This summer, United Airlines begins …

Funds Bolster Algae Biofuel Development
July 28, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Greg Watry (R&D Magazine) Rotifers are semitransparent microscopic animals. Watching them feed under a microscope, one can’t help but feel a sense of awe at nature’s complexity. Its oval-shaped body rotates as it ingests small beads …

Omani Scientists Working to Produce Biofuel from Agricultural Waste
July 28, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by M Najmuz Zafar (Muscat Daily)  A group of scientists and academics are undertaking a research on producing biofuel from biological and agricultural waste, which they say, will lay the foundation of biofuel industry in …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Utilization Language in Senate Energy Legislation
July 28, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Latest bill to encourage using carbon dioxide as a feedstock for valuable products — The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, hailed language included in the energy reform package …

4 Minutes with… Susan Seagren, Director, AMCREF Community Capital
July 28, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  AMCREF invests in projects and business located in the Southern U.S. that generate high quality jobs and provide environmental benefits. We provide low cost capital via a federal program …

200,000 Comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard Delivered to EPA: “Stand by Me” Says Rural US to Washington
July 28, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for “clean, secure, American energy” delivered over 200,000 comments to the EPA in support of a strong final rule under the …

Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Powered by Renewable Energy
July 28, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Douglas R. Kauffman, Jay Thakkar, Rajan Siva, Christopher Matranga, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Chenjie Zeng, and Rongchao Jin (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)  The catalytic conversion of CO2 into industrially relevant chemicals is one strategy for …

The Digest Adds Six, Drops Nine from Digest Bioeconomy Index, Reflecting Diversification, Market Cap Shifts
July 28, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced six additions and nine drops from the Digest Equity Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks. Corbion, Deinove, Global Bioenergies, Green Plains Partners, …

Research and Markets: Pine-Derived Chemicals (TOFA, TOR, Gum Turpentine, Gum Rosin, Pitch, Sterols) Market 2015 – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020
July 28, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire) Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hjlj3s/pinederived) has announced the addition of the “Pine-Derived Chemicals Market by Type (TOFA, TOR, Gum Turpentine, Gum Rosin, Pitch, Sterols), Application (Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Surfactants, Printing Inks), …

Import Tariffs to Keep EU Biofuel Industry ‘Stagnant’
July 28, 2015 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney.com)  The European biofuels industry is to stagnate next year, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s bureau in The Hague, unless import tariffs are relaxed.
The bureau noted that the EU has …

CSIRO’s Tobacco Oil Project: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 28, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A game-changing new platform — in tobacco?  Controversial by its feedstock role for the cigarette industry, tobacco’s been unjustly overlooked. Yet, according to Australia’s CSIRO, “tobacco can greatly expand global capacity …

What’s U(o)P at UOP? The Renewables Story, Revealed.
July 28, 2015 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For a decade, it’s (UOP’s) been an unquestioned leader in renewable fuels and chemicals development. Technologies like its HEFA jet fuel conversion (the first certified renewable jet fuel), its Ecofining …

ACORE Submits Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard
July 28, 2015 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(American Council On Renewable Energy) Calls for EPA to revise 2014-2016 renewable volume obligations to more accurately reflect the production capabilities of the biofuels industry. — Today (July 27, 2015), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) …

Big Oil and Big Corn Blitz EPA on Biofuels Plan
July 28, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farmers, biofuel makers, and oil companies have mounted last-ditch efforts to push regulators to overhaul a controversial plan for biofuel use, homing in on the price Americans pay for gasoline …

National Biodiesel Board Submits RFS Comments
July 28, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Calls for Additional Growth in Biodiesel Sector — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Monday called on the EPA to strengthen its proposal for biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
In extensive …

Ricketts, Reynolds Rally against Feds’ Plan for Ethanol Cut
July 28, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by  Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  In a seldom-seen cross-border stand in support of ethanol, the governors of Nebraska and Iowa on Friday urged an embrace of the corn-derived motor fuel as a crucial local industry …

SkyNRG and Partners Take the Development of Sustainable Jet Fuel in Sweden to the Next Level
July 28, 2015 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  Things are coming together for sustainable jet fuel in Sweden; co-funding mechanisms, political buy-in, development of regional supply chains, engagement of key stakeholders in the aviation sector and even involvement of single end-users.
First of …

21st Century Farming: Local Farms Consider Generating Energy
July 28, 2015 – 9:22 am | No Comment

by Sylvia Carignan (Frederick News Post) The future of Frederick County agriculture sits in a plastic tank in a dusty, cow-scented barn outside of Middletown.
South Mountain Creamery’s soybean press takes soybeans and creates soy oil, stored …

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice
July 28, 2015 – 9:10 am | No Comment

by  Jonathan Fahey and Scott Mayerowitz (Associated Press) The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to …

Drilling into Distillation, Dehydration
July 27, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Companies aim to tweak and transform key systems to reduce energy use and resolve bottlenecks. — Optimization efforts most often look at boosting yield, but as finely tuned and …

NCGA Invests an Additional $500,000 in Prime the Pump
July 27, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn Growers Association took another big step toward providing the driving public with lower gas prices and more fuel choice including better access to higher blends of …

Trialing Innovation
July 27, 2015 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry is known to be innovative.  But, whether it’s testing a new feedstock, incorporating a new enzyme, yeast or other fermentation aid, or perhaps tweaking a …

RFA: Boat Racers Return to Kansas for ‘Shootout’ on the Water
July 27, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Boat Racing Association recently held its annual Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Shootout in Garnett, Kansas. The July 12–13 event, which was sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association, East Kansas …

RFA: Motorcyclists Celebrate 75 Years at Sturgis
July 27, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is set to take place Aug. 3–9 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
This year’s …

Liquid Light, Coca-Cola Sign Technology Development Agreement
July 27, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Liquid Light/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liquid Light announced it has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. The objective of the agreement is to accelerate the development of Liquid Light’s technology which can make mono-ethylene glycol …

4 Minutes with… Mitrajit Mukherjee, President, Exelus
July 27, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Exelus is developing a first-of-a-kind process to convert virtually any type of ligno-cellulosic biomass into a clean, environmentally friendly “Bio-naphtha” a paraffinic hydrocarbon similar to fossil-based light naphtha. Bio-naphtha …

Spain Increases Biofuel Targets to Meet European Standards
July 27, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(PetrolPlaza)  Spain´s government is setting an increased national target for biofuel or ethanol composition of gasoline and diesel fuels to 8.5% by the year 2020, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism  —  In an …

Engineering the Future of Biofuel: UC Santa Cruz iGEM 2015
July 27, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(University of California Santa Cruz)   We are the UC Santa Cruz iGEM team! We are a team of 24 bioengineers, biochemists, and MCD biologists and overall a group of passionate undergraduates involved in an exciting international …

Scientist: The Ethanol Mandate Harms Air Quality, ‘Leads To Increased Mortality’
July 27, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (Daily Caller)  A University of Minnesota scientist told lawmakers Thursday that mandating ethanol be blended into fuel supplies is leading to more deaths from poor air quality in the Midwest and along …

World’s Largest Alternative & Renewable Fuels Consulting Group Announces Strategic Alliance with Zeton Inc
July 27, 2015 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds World Leader in Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication to Team of Experts — Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world’s largest alternative and renewable fuels consulting group, is pleased …

B100 Available at Root Fuel’s Wallisville Road Station in Houston
July 27, 2015 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Six months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. “It’s a big, big day,” …

RFS Deadline Nears / Move to Expand Biodiesel Questioned
July 27, 2015 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Todd Nealey (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  … Both biofuels and oil industry officials offered hints as to the direction potential lawsuits could take once EPA finalizes the rule that would provide a bump to biomass-based diesel …

Brazil’s President Rousseff Christens Raizen Cellulosic Biofuels Plant
July 27, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen’s technology at commercial-scale, and officially open for business.  In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff launched Iogen Energy’s cellulosic ethanol technology at the official opening of Raízen`s newly expanded Costa Pinto …

4 Minutes with…Pramod Kumbhar, CTO, Praj Matrix R & D Center
July 27, 2015 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Praj provides technology and EPC for ethanol plants and has > 600 references across continents. The focus of Praj Matrix is biotechnology. After seven years of development we have LC …

“The Time Is Ripe” for a Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit
July 27, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem))  … Buoyed in wake of our successful Farm Bill expansion of USDA 9003 loan guarantees to renewable chemicals/bioproduct manufacturing and progress toward …

BIC Project Aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada
July 27, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has completed phase 1 of a project to assess the economic viability of the agricultural biomass to cellulosic sugar value chain in Canada.
The Cellulosic Sugar …

OFA – LCF Reduce Cornstalk Supply Chain Cost Projections up to 40%
July 27, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and La Coop fédéréem, after two years of work with value chain players, including farmers, have been able to reduce projected corn stalk …

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research
July 27, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5 million to fund a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost …

Ginkgo Bioworks: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 27, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who are they? “Nature’s biodiversity holds answers to challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more,” they say. “Organism Engineers at Ginkgo learn from Nature to develop new organisms that …

Veterans: Renewable Fuel Law a National Security Issue
July 27, 2015 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Carol Hunter (Des Moines Register)  Three retired military officers made the case Wednesday that development and use of renewable fuels is a key component of national security.  Specifically, the officers argued that Congress should …

Biogas! The Big Cellulosic Fuel Breakthrough?
July 27, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Already, biogas as a renewable fuel is accounting for 90% of all cellulosic RIN production under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  Food and paper manufacturers, ethanol & biodiesel plants, cities, landfill …

Study: Lifting US Crude Export Ban Could Lead to Layoffs
July 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Downstream Today/The CRUDE Coalition)  Exporting U.S. crude oil would raise gasoline, diesel and home heating prices, cutting into the vast benefits Americans are enjoying from lower crude oil prices, according to a new report by …

American Ethanol Heads to the Brickyard
July 24, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  … Fans will also be able to learn more about American Ethanol or show their support of the clean burning fuel by visiting the Biofuels Mobile Education Center in the fan midway …

Surplus Biodiesel Equipment Scheduled for Online Auction Ending on Tuesday, August 18
July 22, 2015 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Maas Companies)  Maas Companies will auction surplus Biodiesel Process Equipment on Tuesday, August 18  via a timed online auction.  The equipment is located at 6683 Cow Creek in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  Maas Companies specializes in …

UCSC Students Seek Solutions in Salt
July 21, 2015 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Masters (Santa Cruz Sentinel)  The salt ponds of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, just north of San Jose International Airport, may hold the key to a sustainable energy source.
For more …

State Board Grants Provisional Charter for NY Climate Museum
July 21, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Fitzgerald (Associated Press)  The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved …

American Energy Alliance Scorecard
July 21, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(American Energy Alliance) The American Energy Scorecard educates lawmakers about the most important energy votes of the year and empowers the American people to hold their elected officials accountable for the decisions they make in Washington.

Eliminating …

4 Minutes with… Robert E. Fogg, President/CEO/GM, Q-Team Tree Service
July 21, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … we are interested in using our 2,000+ annual tons of wood waste in the off-season to create a product that we can sell for a profit. We have 27 acres …

New Corn Traits Yield Homegrown Enzymes for Ethanol
July 21, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Tim Tierneyn (Syngenta)  Plymouth Energy collaborates with corn growers to increase plant efficiency and make ethanol more sustainable. … Sourcing alpha amylase enzyme directly from area corn growers and working with them to enhance grain quality …

New IMO Biofuels Regulation May Catch Product Tankers Unawares
July 21, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Birket (Splash24/7)  New IMO regulations for the carriage of biofuels may lead to a shortage of product tankers eligible to carry the cargo if shipowners are not ready to meet the new requirements, an environmental consultancy …

In Stunning Spectacle, RI Tall Ship Sails for First Time
July 21, 2015 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Mark Schieldrop (Bristol-Warren Patch)  Narragansett Bay was graced by the mighty presence of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry on Thursday as she set sail for the first time on wind power alone on a …

Technologies Pitch The Public To Help Them Win SAFE Energy Security Prize: SeaChange Group
July 21, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Securing America’s Future Energy) Today’s low prices at the pump may have many people believing our nation’s energy security problem has been solved, but don’t be fooled. The truth of the matter is energy security …

Lagosur Breaks New Ground – Exporting Biofuel to Latin America
July 21, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Lagosur) Lagosur is proud to announce the first business focused on the exportation of biodiesel to Latin America. As part of a two-part strategy and innovative business model, Lagosur has launched part one of the business …

Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude
July 21, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen feet annually and reach maturity in as few as four years.  One of its hybrids, populus …

Red Rock Reaches Agreement with FedEx Express to Provide Biofuels for Renewable, Low-Carbon Jet Fuel
July 21, 2015 – 8:28 am | No Comment

(Red Rock Biofuels LLC)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a pioneer in renewable biofuels, announced today that it will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary …

6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference — November 16-17, 2015 — San Francisco, CA
July 20, 2015 – 7:04 pm | No Comment
6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference — November 16-17, 2015 — San Francisco, CA

We welcome you to GTCbio’s 6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference, which will be held on November 16-17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. This two-day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in …

4 Minutes with… Kaisu Annala, Strategic Director, Cleantech Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland
July 20, 2015 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The new government of Finland has included in its strategy a total chapter for bioeconomy and clean solutions (=cleantech). The targets has been set for 10-year and governmental 4-year timeframes.

The …

Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value Products
July 20, 2015 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk News/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Scientists have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric acid, than it typically does. The achievement is noteworthy not simply because of the increased …

BioPower Operations Corporation’s Subsidiary Green3Power Wins Award to Build a $175 Million Renewable Energy Facility in St. Lucie County, Florida Using the G3P Gasification Technology
July 20, 2015 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(BioPower Operations Corporation)  BioPower Operations Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) (“BioPower” or the “Company”) announced today (June 30, 2015) that its wholly-owned subsidiary Green3Power Operations Inc. (G3P) has won the award to build a $175 Million renewable …

Waste Cooking Oil From Mexico City’s Restaurants Could Power the City’s Buses
July 20, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Kate Wheeling (Pacific Standard Magazine)  Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil produced by the capital city’s restaurants could help to power the cities public transit system, and reduce emissions in the process.
… A team of researchers …

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan
July 20, 2015 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest economic region.
1. DuPont, New Tianlong Industry Co. ink Cellulosic Ethanol pact; China’s first Advanced Renewable …

Iran’s Algiran Teams with Indian Scientist
July 20, 2015 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgiran, an Iranian algal biotech company, has recently established a pilot scale algal cultivation demonstration facility at the Chabahar Free Zone, in the Baluchistan Province of Iran. …

The team is looking at …

Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant
July 20, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like they are more suitable for a Van Gogh painting than part of the Raleigh landscape. …

EgyptAir Plans to Launch Its First Bio-Fuel-Run Jet in a Year
July 20, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Egypt Independent)  EgyptAir plans to launch its first plane run on biofuel, replacing traditional jet fuel, in one year, said Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal during a graduation project ceremony for students of the Engineering …

Advocating for Ethanol: Walz Visits Janesville Plant
July 20, 2015 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Philip Weyhe (Janesville Argus)  First District Congressman Tim Walz, D-Mankato, stopped by Guardian Energy in Janesville Friday morning with his sights set on highlighting ethanol production as an “all-American” and efficient energy solutions service.
After …

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited
July 20, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Austin DuVall (Arkansas Business)  Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck says he knows why.
Hornbeck, who with his two brothers, Jon and Jeff, founded Arkansas SoyEnergy …

First Ethanol Powered Bus Taken for Final Test
July 20, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Anjaya Anparthi  (Times of India)  As a step towards launch of ethanol-run buses on commercial basis throughout India, the first ever bus running in the city on pilot basis has been taken for final test. …

International Research Team Seeks More Efficient Biomass Refinement Processes
July 20, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)  Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes. BioMim, a $4 million, four-year project …

American Coalition for Ethanol Conference — August 19-21, 2015 — Omaha, Nebraska
July 20, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
American Coalition for Ethanol Conference — August 19-21, 2015 — Omaha, Nebraska

ACE’s annual conference is unique in the world of renewable fuels because it is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of the people of ethanol — the folks who are really in the trenches. …

Ethanol Organization Dreams Big, Values Grassroots
July 20, 2015 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all …

DOE Seeks Nominations for Biomass Advisory Committee
July 20, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. …

4 Minutes with… Dr Marc Sabourin, EVP Business Development Americas, Leaf Resources Limited
July 20, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Leaf Resources is a process technology company, providing economical biobased solutions for commercial production of cellulosic sugars and other lignocellulosic platforms derived from biomass. Our technology, combines crude glycerine and …

7 Biofuels Groups Aim to Extend “Critical Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives”
July 20, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) encouraging extension of critical advanced …

Advanced Ethanol Council Changes Name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Expands Membership
July 20, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Advanced Ethanol Council, founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers and technology providers, is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. …

Genomatica: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 20, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, and for four years running has been the #1-ranked company in the Hot 30.  It delivers new manufacturing processes that enable …

USDA Overhauls Its Section 9003 Biorefinery Loan Guarantee Program: What’s In It for You?
July 20, 2015 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mark J. Riedy and Ben Snowden (Kilpatrick Townsend/Biofuels Digest)   The USDA has completely overhauled what used to be known as Biorefinery Assistance Program and now is called the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing …

Thirty-Six Senators Call for Biodiesel Growth
July 20, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Republicans and Democrats Urge EPA to Strengthen RFS Proposal — Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the country urged the Obama administration Monday to strengthen biodiesel volumes in a pending Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) …

More unused oil, gas wells linger without permanent seals increasing risk
July 20, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Donn (Associated Press/Los Angeles Daily News)  Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are …

Unhealthy Fixation
July 20, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by William Saletan (Slate)  The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer.
They Want You to Be Overwhelmed … Hundreds of organizations, including Consumers Union, …

Grassley Secures Inclusion of Wind Energy, Biodiesel, Cellulosic Ethanol, Education Provisions in Committee Tax Extenders Package
July 20, 2015 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(KIOW Radio)  Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa secured the inclusion of tax incentives for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol in the bipartisan tax extenders bill the Finance Committee will consider on Tuesday.  The bill also contains …

Renewable Fuel Standards Continue to Work
July 20, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Dave Eckhardt (Colorado Corn Growers Association/Pueblo Chieftan) … Perhaps the EPA has forgotten the RFS is working.  It’s helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, ethanol lowered CO2-equivalent GHG emissions from transportation by 39.6 million …

Ethanol Working to Benefit Brazil, America, the World
July 20, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Brazil and the U.S. have a responsibility to collaboratively build a global biofuels market, writes Leticia Phillips of UNICA, following a visit between Brazilian President and President Obama.
In …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Lignofuels 2016 Summit — January 20-21 — Munich, Germany DEADLINE: unclear
July 17, 2015 – 4:29 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Lignofuels 2016 Summit — January 20-21 — Munich, Germany   DEADLINE: unclear

Already on its 8th edition, this two day conference will bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our in-depth discussions and excellent networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe.
During the …

WEBINAR: Program Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — August 6, 2015
July 17, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Program Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program  —  August 6, 2015

This presentation will update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program after release of the new interim final rule on June …

2015 European Biopolymer Summit — December 9-10 — London, UK
July 17, 2015 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
2015 European Biopolymer Summit — December 9-10 — London, UK

ACI’s The 2015 European Biopolymer Summit, taking place in London, UK, on 9th – 10th December 2015, will bring together key industry experts to discuss the latest strategies and methods to overcome current challenges, and …

The Future of Aromatics 2016 — January 13-14 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 17, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
The Future of Aromatics 2016 — January 13-14 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

ACI’s The Future of Aromatics 2016 will be taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 13th — 14th January 2016. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the aromatic and petrochemical …

Lignofuels 2016 Summit — January 20-21 — Munich, Germany
July 17, 2015 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Lignofuels 2016 Summit —  January 20-21 — Munich, Germany

Already on its 8th edition, this two day conference will bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our in-depth discussions and excellent networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe.
During the …

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015 — October 27-29 — Berlin, Germany
July 17, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015 — October 27-29  — Berlin, Germany

Bioenergy plays a significant role in the IEA Special Report Energy and Climate Change at the upcoming UN Climate
Change Conference.
In the IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report Maria van der Hoeven the Executive Director of the …

Court Dismisses E30 Test Fuel Case, But Decision Could Help Open Door for Mid-Level Blends
July 17, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by  Laura Small (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition from the Energy Future Coalition and other biofuel interests to review an Environmental Protection Agency …

EPA Chief Defends RFS Proposal to Corn Growers
July 17, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable …

Researchers from Israel and Florida Awarded Funding for Biogas
July 17, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/Biomass Magazine)  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers have been awarded a United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant to …

New Family of Chemical Structures Remove CO2 from Gas Mixtures
July 17, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm University/Biomass Magazine)  A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide. The new chemical structures, known as zeolites, have been …