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Biodiesel Can Increase Livestock Production’s Profitability

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

OK Begins Distribution of New Emmelev Rapeseed Biodiesel

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Cassava Ethanol Plant on Cards

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

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Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Motorcycle Group, Association Spar on Ethanol

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Improving Air Quality in Delhi: Lessons Learned in the United States

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy 2016 — July 12-13, 2016 — Washington, DC

  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

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Bioenergy 2015 Posts Presentations

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mark Warner, Founder, Warner Advisors

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Ships Innovative Algae.Tec Fuels Technology Arrives for Install at Monster Reliance Refinery in India

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo Announces First Pump Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline at Express Lube Service Station in Texas

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

The Three Microb-eteers: Methanogens, Methanotrophs, Acetogens and Knallgas Bacteria

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Andrew Lucero, Manager, Process Research Southern Research

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,

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Rice Is Nice, but Can It Be Less of a Methane-Belching Device? PNNL Says “Yes, If You Take Our Advice”

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Renmatix: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version

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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Bank of America Pledges $125 Billion for Biofuels and Environmental Business

(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

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

$1 Million Fund to Develop Algae Biofuels

(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’

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015

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

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New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

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

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts

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

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC

(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,

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success

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

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

How One Farm Is Growing Food and Biofuels While Helping to Save the Environment

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Despite Drawbacks, Watsonville Sold on Biodiesel

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Used as Home Heating Fuel

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Sensenbrenner Bill Would Limit Biofuel Blends

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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.

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Reps. Peters and Salmon for Bi-Partisan House Bill to Increase R&D Funding for Carbon Capture & Utilization

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

CONSTRUCTION CORNER: Is Cleaner Cement Production Possible?

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy in Rockland: Hearing on Stony Point Biofuel Plant

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Utah-Based Biodiesel Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Winners Announced in Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest

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,

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

San Francisco Mayor Says City Fleet to Use Renewable Diesel

( 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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Promotion Offered at Poynette Cenex Station on Friday

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Gert-Jan (G-J) Gruter, CTO, Avantium

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

China Voters Mull Support for Fiberight Waste-to-Energy Project (China, Maine, that Is)

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Refiners, Former White House Official Ask EPA to Tweak Biofuels Program

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

UPS Makes Substantial Move To Renewable Fuels

(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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Seeking Success in Succinic, Succinctly, Sustainably

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Prioritizing the Bioeconomy: Observations on USDA’s 9003 Loan Guarantee Program

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Critics Pound RFS in House Hearing– Growth Energy Slams Decision to Exclude Ethanol Industry Groups From Hearing

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

International 100% Renewable Energy Conference — May 26-28, 2016 — Istanbul, Turkey

  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,

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

NM Lawmakers Call on Administration to Curb Natural Gas Waste Causing Methane Hot Spot Over San Juan Basin

(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.

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Vt. Farmer Helps Others Produce Biofuels

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Poultry Industry Critical of O’Malley’s Stance on Biofuel

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Branstad & Vilsack Discuss Boosting ‘Biochemical’ Production in Iowa

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Study Gets a Handle on Gas Leaks: 80 Billion Cubic Feet

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Electric Co-op Opens Ethanol Plant in North Dakota

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Bank of America Announces Industry-Leading $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative

(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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

United Airlines Invests in Biofuels

(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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Funds Bolster Algae Biofuel Development

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Omani Scientists Working to Produce Biofuel from Agricultural Waste

by M Najmuz Zafar (Muscat Daily)  A group of scientists and academics are undertaking a research on producing biofuel from

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Utilization Language in Senate Energy Legislation

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Latest bill to encourage using carbon dioxide as a feedstock for valuable products — The Algae Biomass Organization,

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Susan Seagren, Director, AMCREF Community Capital

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  AMCREF invests in projects and business located in the Southern U.S. that generate high

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

200,000 Comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard Delivered to EPA: “Stand by Me” Says Rural US to Washington

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for “clean, secure, American energy” delivered

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Powered by Renewable Energy

by Douglas R. Kauffman, Jay Thakkar, Rajan Siva, Christopher Matranga, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Chenjie Zeng, and Rongchao Jin (ACS Applied Materials

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest Adds Six, Drops Nine from Digest Bioeconomy Index, Reflecting Diversification, Market Cap Shifts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced six additions and nine drops from the Digest Equity Index,

July 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Pine-Derived Chemicals (TOFA, TOR, Gum Turpentine, Gum Rosin, Pitch, Sterols) Market 2015 – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

(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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Import Tariffs to Keep EU Biofuel Industry ‘Stagnant’

(Agrimoney.com)  The European biofuels industry is to stagnate next year, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

CSIRO’s Tobacco Oil Project: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A game-changing new platform — in tobacco?  Controversial by its feedstock role for the cigarette industry,

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s U(o)P at UOP? The Renewables Story, Revealed.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For a decade, it’s (UOP’s) been an unquestioned leader in renewable fuels and chemicals development.

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

ACORE Submits Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard

(American Council On Renewable Energy) Calls for EPA to revise 2014-2016 renewable volume obligations to more accurately reflect the production capabilities

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil and Big Corn Blitz EPA on Biofuels Plan

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farmers, biofuel makers, and oil companies have mounted last-ditch efforts to push regulators to overhaul

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Submits RFS Comments

(National Biodiesel Board)  Calls for Additional Growth in Biodiesel Sector — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Monday called on the

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Ricketts, Reynolds Rally against Feds’ Plan for Ethanol Cut

by  Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  In a seldom-seen cross-border stand in support of ethanol, the governors of Nebraska and Iowa

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

SkyNRG and Partners Take the Development of Sustainable Jet Fuel in Sweden to the Next Level

(SkyNRG)  Things are coming together for sustainable jet fuel in Sweden; co-funding mechanisms, political buy-in, development of regional supply chains,

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

21st Century Farming: Local Farms Consider Generating Energy

by Sylvia Carignan (Frederick News Post) The future of Frederick County agriculture sits in a plastic tank in a dusty, cow-scented

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

by  Jonathan Fahey and Scott Mayerowitz (Associated Press) The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Drilling into Distillation, Dehydration

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Companies aim to tweak and transform key systems to reduce energy use and

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

NCGA Invests an Additional $500,000 in Prime the Pump

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn Growers Association took another big step toward providing the driving public

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Trialing Innovation

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry is known to be innovative.  But, whether it’s testing a

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Boat Racers Return to Kansas for ‘Shootout’ on the Water

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Boat Racing Association recently held its annual Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Shootout in Garnett,

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Motorcyclists Celebrate 75 Years at Sturgis

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 75th annual Sturgis

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Liquid Light, Coca-Cola Sign Technology Development Agreement

(Liquid Light/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liquid Light announced it has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. The objective of the

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mitrajit Mukherjee, President, Exelus

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Exelus is developing a first-of-a-kind process to convert virtually any type of ligno-cellulosic biomass

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Spain Increases Biofuel Targets to Meet European Standards

(PetrolPlaza)  Spain´s government is setting an increased national target for biofuel or ethanol composition of gasoline and diesel fuels to

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineering the Future of Biofuel: UC Santa Cruz iGEM 2015

(University of California Santa Cruz)   We are the UC Santa Cruz iGEM team! We are a team of 24 bioengineers, biochemists,

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientist: The Ethanol Mandate Harms Air Quality, ‘Leads To Increased Mortality’

by Michael Bastasch (Daily Caller)  A University of Minnesota scientist told lawmakers Thursday that mandating ethanol be blended into fuel

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Alternative & Renewable Fuels Consulting Group Announces Strategic Alliance with Zeton Inc

(Digital Journal/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds World Leader in Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication to Team of

July 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

B100 Available at Root Fuel’s Wallisville Road Station in Houston

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Six months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Deadline Nears / Move to Expand Biodiesel Questioned

by Todd Nealey (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  … Both biofuels and oil industry officials offered hints as to the direction potential lawsuits

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil’s President Rousseff Christens Raizen Cellulosic Biofuels Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen’s technology at commercial-scale, and officially open for business.  In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff launched

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Pramod Kumbhar, CTO, Praj Matrix R & D Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Praj provides technology and EPC for ethanol plants and has > 600 references across continents.

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

“The Time Is Ripe” for a Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem))  … Buoyed in wake of our successful

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

BIC Project Aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has completed phase 1 of a project to assess the

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

OFA – LCF Reduce Cornstalk Supply Chain Cost Projections up to 40%

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and La Coop fédéréem, after two years of

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ginkgo Bioworks: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who are they? “Nature’s biodiversity holds answers to challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Veterans: Renewable Fuel Law a National Security Issue

by Carol Hunter (Des Moines Register)  Three retired military officers made the case Wednesday that development and use of renewable

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Biogas! The Big Cellulosic Fuel Breakthrough?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Already, biogas as a renewable fuel is accounting for 90% of all cellulosic RIN production

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Study: Lifting US Crude Export Ban Could Lead to Layoffs

(Downstream Today/The CRUDE Coalition)  Exporting U.S. crude oil would raise gasoline, diesel and home heating prices, cutting into the vast

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Heads to the Brickyard

(National Corn Growers Association)  … Fans will also be able to learn more about American Ethanol or show their support of

July 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Surplus Biodiesel Equipment Scheduled for Online Auction Ending on Tuesday, August 18

(Maas Companies)  Maas Companies will auction surplus Biodiesel Process Equipment on Tuesday, August 18  via a timed online auction.  The

July 22, 2015 Read Full Article

UCSC Students Seek Solutions in Salt

by Ryan Masters (Santa Cruz Sentinel)  The salt ponds of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, just north

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

State Board Grants Provisional Charter for NY Climate Museum

by Jim Fitzgerald (Associated Press)  The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

American Energy Alliance Scorecard

(American Energy Alliance) The American Energy Scorecard educates lawmakers about the most important energy votes of the year and empowers the

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Robert E. Fogg, President/CEO/GM, Q-Team Tree Service

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … we are interested in using our 2,000+ annual tons of wood waste in the off-season

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New Corn Traits Yield Homegrown Enzymes for Ethanol

by Tim Tierneyn (Syngenta)  Plymouth Energy collaborates with corn growers to increase plant efficiency and make ethanol more sustainable. … Sourcing alpha

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New IMO Biofuels Regulation May Catch Product Tankers Unawares

by Holly Birket (Splash24/7)  New IMO regulations for the carriage of biofuels may lead to a shortage of product tankers eligible to

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

In Stunning Spectacle, RI Tall Ship Sails for First Time

by Mark Schieldrop (Bristol-Warren Patch)  Narragansett Bay was graced by the mighty presence of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry on

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Technologies Pitch The Public To Help Them Win SAFE Energy Security Prize: SeaChange Group

(Securing America’s Future Energy) Today’s low prices at the pump may have many people believing our nation’s energy security problem

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Lagosur Breaks New Ground – Exporting Biofuel to Latin America

(Lagosur) Lagosur is proud to announce the first business focused on the exportation of biodiesel to Latin America. As part of

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen feet

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Red Rock Reaches Agreement with FedEx Express to Provide Biofuels for Renewable, Low-Carbon Jet Fuel

(Red Rock Biofuels LLC)  Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a pioneer in renewable biofuels, announced today that it will produce approximately

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference — November 16-17, 2015 — San Francisco, CA

  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

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4 Minutes with… Kaisu Annala, Strategic Director, Cleantech Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The new government of Finland has included in its strategy a total chapter for bioeconomy

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Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value Products

(Nanowerk News/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Scientists have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric

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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

(BioPower Operations Corporation)  BioPower Operations Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) (“BioPower” or the “Company”) announced today (June 30, 2015) that its wholly-owned

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Waste Cooking Oil From Mexico City’s Restaurants Could Power the City’s Buses

by Kate Wheeling (Pacific Standard Magazine)  Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil produced by the capital city’s restaurants could help to

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Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest

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Iran’s Algiran Teams with Indian Scientist

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgiran, an Iranian algal biotech company, has recently established a pilot scale algal cultivation demonstration facility at

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Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like

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EgyptAir Plans to Launch Its First Bio-Fuel-Run Jet in a Year

(Egypt Independent)  EgyptAir plans to launch its first plane run on biofuel, replacing traditional jet fuel, in one year, said

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Advocating for Ethanol: Walz Visits Janesville Plant

by Philip Weyhe (Janesville Argus)  First District Congressman Tim Walz, D-Mankato, stopped by Guardian Energy in Janesville Friday morning with

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Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall (Arkansas Business)  Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck

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First Ethanol Powered Bus Taken for Final Test

by Anjaya Anparthi  (Times of India)  As a step towards launch of ethanol-run buses on commercial basis throughout India, the first

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International Research Team Seeks More Efficient Biomass Refinement Processes

(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)  Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry

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American Coalition for Ethanol Conference — August 19-21, 2015 — Omaha, Nebraska

  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

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Ethanol Organization Dreams Big, Values Grassroots

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when

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DOE Seeks Nominations for Biomass Advisory Committee

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting

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4 Minutes with… Dr Marc Sabourin, EVP Business Development Americas, Leaf Resources Limited

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Leaf Resources is a process technology company, providing economical biobased solutions for commercial production of

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7 Biofuels Groups Aim to Extend “Critical Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee

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Advanced Ethanol Council Changes Name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Expands Membership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Advanced Ethanol Council, founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers

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Genomatica: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, and for four years running has

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USDA Overhauls Its Section 9003 Biorefinery Loan Guarantee Program: What’s In It for You?

by Mark J. Riedy and Ben Snowden (Kilpatrick Townsend/Biofuels Digest)   The USDA has completely overhauled what used to be known as

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Thirty-Six Senators Call for Biodiesel Growth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Republicans and Democrats Urge EPA to Strengthen RFS Proposal — Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the country urged

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More unused oil, gas wells linger without permanent seals increasing risk

by Jeff Donn (Associated Press/Los Angeles Daily News)  Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently

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Unhealthy Fixation

by William Saletan (Slate)  The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will

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Grassley Secures Inclusion of Wind Energy, Biodiesel, Cellulosic Ethanol, Education Provisions in Committee Tax Extenders Package

(KIOW Radio)  Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa secured the inclusion of tax incentives for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol

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Renewable Fuel Standards Continue to Work

by Dave Eckhardt (Colorado Corn Growers Association/Pueblo Chieftan) … Perhaps the EPA has forgotten the RFS is working.  It’s helped reduce

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Ethanol Working to Benefit Brazil, America, the World

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Brazil and the U.S. have a responsibility to collaboratively build a global biofuels

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Lignofuels 2016 Summit — January 20-21 — Munich, Germany DEADLINE: unclear

  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

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WEBINAR: Program Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — August 6, 2015

  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

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2015 European Biopolymer Summit — December 9-10 — London, UK

  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

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The Future of Aromatics 2016 — January 13-14 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

  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.

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Lignofuels 2016 Summit — January 20-21 — Munich, Germany

  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

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IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015 — October 27-29 — Berlin, Germany

  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.

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Court Dismisses E30 Test Fuel Case, But Decision Could Help Open Door for Mid-Level Blends

by  Laura Small (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition

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EPA Chief Defends RFS Proposal to Corn Growers

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week,

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Researchers from Israel and Florida Awarded Funding for Biogas

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/Biomass Magazine)  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers

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New Family of Chemical Structures Remove CO2 from Gas Mixtures

(Stockholm University/Biomass Magazine)  A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and

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