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Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle

by Steve Riggs (Renewable Fuels Association)  … As I readied to a buy a new car this summer, though, I added two other important items that I think we should all

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study — September 10, 2015 — Washington, DC

  The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study — September 10, 2015 — Washington, DC

As we work towards transitioning to a low carbon, bio-based economy, what are the key benefits and impacts to consider and how will they be measured? Join us for Lunch!

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

GREET Workshop — October 15-16, 2015 — Argonne, IL

  GREET Workshop — October 15-16, 2015 —  Argonne, IL

The Argonne GREET team is pleased to announce a two-day GREET users workshop on October 15-16, 2015, at Argonne National Laboratory to help familiarize GREET users with new developments and

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

An Integrated Approach to Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Voting Opens for 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Voting Rules Voting will be

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy —  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Cultural Treatments for Accelerated Growth and Flowering of Panicum virgatum

by Lisa W. Alexander, Ellen R. Haynes, Jason Burris, Samuel Jackson & C. Neal Stewart Jr (Biofuels)  Exploiting heterosis through hybrid breeding is essential to increase biomass yields of switchgrass (Panicum

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Outcomes of Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers sponsored by IBSS recently took place at the University of Tennessee (July

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems Posts Annual Meeting Presentations and Posters

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The meeting presentations are now available for download on the IBSS website: IBSS 2015 Annual Meeting Presentations IBSS 2015 Annual Meeting Posters READ

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Voting Opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 50. More than 100,000 votes expected. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Moringa Biodiesel Project ROI Updated in 3rd Global Moringa Meet 2015 in India

(PR Underground)  Can 100% of Moringa Biodiesel Project be Commercially Viable? Expert Shares Surprising Facts About Moringa Business on 21 & 22 November in Global Moringa Meet 2015 India — Entrepreneurs

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Moringa Meet 2015 — November 21 & 22, 2015 — Jaipur, India

  Global Moringa Meet 2015 — November 21 & 22, 2015 — Jaipur, India

The Advanced Biofuel Center is delighted to announce the (CJP) 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop viz. Global Moringa World – 2015 to be held on 21- 22

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used in all gasoline-powered passenger vehicles manufactured in or after 2001.

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuels America Ad Targets Obama, Decries RFS Proposal

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Fuels America is sponsoring a full page ad Monday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, aimed at President Obama during his appearance at the National Clean Energy Summit

August 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Includes Carbon Tax in Final Power Plant Rule

(Common Dreams/Friends of the Earth)  Yesterday (August 3, 2015), the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, under the Clean Air Act. The

August 30, 2015 Read Full Article

BEI, Iowa State to Study Carbon Negative Energy

by Robert Mills (Iowa State University)  Researchers from Iowa State University and the Bioeconomy Institute have been awarded nearly $2 million to study production of biochar for use as a

August 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Stepping Up Progress in Algal Biotechnology

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Industrial Biotechnology)  Algae, with their ability to consume carbon dioxide and create oxygen, are widely credited with creating the environment for life as we know

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Synthetic Biology Comes in Peace

by Kevin Mayer  (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)  Scientists Wonder if the Public Is Prepared for Designer Genomes  — Given its current trajectory and rate of approach, synthetic biology is hurtling

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Evidence Shows RFS is Critical to Meeting GHG Reduction Goals

(25 x ’25)  Given the commitment the Obama administration has long shown to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reversing the changes they are making on our climate, the White

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Is the Third Time the Charm?

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … As many of you know, the RFS was created to “reduce dependence on foreign sources of petroleum, increase domestic sources of energy, and

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Inevitable Battle

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

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Virtuous Cycle of Biomass Supply

by Bill Levy (Pacific Ag/Biomass Magazine)  There are several main challenges in constructing an effective ag biomass supply chain, and they are influenced by a variety of factors. — As biobased

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Synthesizing Substrates: Biogas Facilities Taking in a Wide Variety of Mixed Organic Waste Have a Few Extra Steps Involved in Feedstock Prep.

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  At Bio-En Power’s Elmira, Ontario, biogas plant, it isn’t unusual for odd items including trailer hitches, steel bars, and garbage cans to show up in

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

India Issues Local Tender to Buy Ethanol for Blending

(Reuters)  India’s state oil retailers have issued a local tender to buy 2.7 billion litres of ethanol to be blended with gasoline, weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Protec Fuel, Patriot Capital Corporation Join Forces To Offer Zero-Percent Financing Program on Ethanol-Ready Fuel Dispensing Equipment

(Patriot Capital Corporation)  Partnership creates a hassle-free path to obtaining alternative fuel upgrades — Fuel marketers seeking a competitive edge by offering alternative fuel options, can now quickly and affordably add

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

by Abbie Fentress Swanson (National Public Radio) … A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap gassy waste to meet new

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for its Renewable Diesel

(Ensyn/Advanced Biofuels Association)  Dr. Robert Graham, CEO and Chairman of Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn), is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

US Firm Developing Plans to Turn Household Waste into Sugar on Teesside

by Kelley Price (Gazette Live)  Fiberight Ltd and CPI launch project to produce sugar from landfill waste through Industrial Biotechnology —  A sweet £1m project to turn household waste into

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Dean And Brenda Daniels To Prison For Biodiesel Fraud

(Southwest Florida Online)  Dean Daniels, 52, Richard Smith, 57, Brenda Daniels, 45 and William Bradley, 58, all of Florida, pleaded guilty and were sentenced today in U.S. district court for

August 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Do Liberals Hate Biofuels?

by Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  Most liberals don’t hate biofuels. But most don’t love them either, mainly because of their underlying environmental concerns about first-generation biofuels, corn starch ethanol and

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable, High-Performance Oils & Lubes: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Novvi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novvi is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio created to develop, produce, market, and distribute high-performance oils and lubricants

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Amyris and the Velocity of Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What makes Amyris, Amyris? We look at the products, the evolution of the story, the partners, the focus on yield, and deeper into the story

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The BDC Fall, 2015 Symposium — September 29-30 — Ottawa, ON, Canada

  The BDC Fall, 2015 Symposium — September 29-30 — Ottawa, ON, Canada

Includes a tour of the Ensyn RenFrew, ONCommercial Renewable Fuel Oil plant (RFOTM), using woody biomass for feedstock in their Rapid Thermal Process. On Tuesday, September 29th, keynote presentations fromJonathan

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight

by Zia Haq (US Department of Energy)  It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Summary of Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Released

(US Department of Energy)  BETO recently published a report summarizing the proceedings of the second Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop, held June 24–26, 2014, in Argonne, Illinois. The workshop

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Needs Half a Trillion Dollars to Endure Price Slump

by Rakteem Katakey and Luca Casiraghi (Bloomberg)  At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Notice of a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae — September 30, 2015 — Washington, DC

  Notice of a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae —  September 30, 2015 — Washington, DC

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA will be hosting a public meeting entitled, “Workshop for Public Input on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae” on September 30, 2015. The

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today (August 26, 2015) announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Protec Takes Unique E15, E85 Approach

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Todd Gardner, CEO of Protec Fuel, has more than 30 years in the fuel business. As such, he has been able to launch an interesting model

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

In Iowa, Clinton Backs Ethanol as Part of Rural Aid Plan

By Anne Gearan (The Washington Post)  … The Democratic front-runner’s rural aid package contains an endorsement for ethanol, the corn-based fuel additive. Iowa is the world’s largest producer of ethanol, which

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EREF Publishes First Two Internal Research Program Reports

( Environmental Research & Education Foundation)  – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has published two reports, which are the first to result from EREF’s Internal Research Program (IRP). The reports

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

NYK to Participate in the Ownership of Canola Oil Venture in Tsunami Recovery Effort

(Hellenic Shipping News)  NYK has concluded a contract with United Green* for partial ownership of a canola flower field along the Sanriku shoreline, an area that suffered extensive damage from

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Olleco Completes Successful Acquisition of Convert2Green Ltd

(Olleco)  Olleco, the UKs largest converter of used cooking oil and food waste into renewable energy, announced this week the successful acquisition of Convert2Green Ltd. This acquisition is evidence of

August 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Reading the Green Like a Pro—Heavy Duty Truck GHG Phase 2 Mandates Can Help You Ace It!

by Fran Flynn (Biofuels Digest/ Fleet Advantage)  On the putting green, the golfer who putts last has the advantage of watching his predecessor ‘show him the line. … On June 19,

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae at the Energy Department: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE Algae Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Algae Program is carrying out a long-term applied research and development (R&D) strategy to increase the yields and lower the

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve it? You may have wondered to yourself — at some

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

NREL Studies E15 Infrastructure

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been studying current gas retailer’s infrastructure to determine if the equipment is already certified for E15 and flex fuels

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Branstad Praises Siouxland Ethanol Plant

by Tiffany Lane  (KTIV)  Governor Branstad stopped by one of Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants Tuesday morning.  … Branstad commended Andersons’ focus on E85 which is used for state vehicles. “It’s renewable,”

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

CEC Biofuels Review on September 18

(Fleets and Fuels)  Biofuel And Biomethane ‘Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid’  —  The California Energy Commission is planning a Technology Merit Review “to highlight key ingredients for successful development

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Swedish Biogas: 73% NGV Penetration

(Fleet and Fuels)  But Nation Could Do More for NGVs, Says Advocate —  Some 73% of the fuel for natural gas vehicles in Sweden came from biogas during the first

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Scotland’s Argent Energy Commissions BDI for Multifeedstock Plant

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG announced it has been commissioned to implement the next phase of construction—installation of multifeedstock technology—at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.’s 13 MMgy

August 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Teenager Develops Inexpensive Method to Turn Plastic Waste into Million-Dollar Biofuel

by Darwin Malicdem (International Business Times)  A new inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel has been developed by an Egyptian teenager which could generate millions of dollars every year.

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Reign in the EPA Say Republican Candidates

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The last batch of Republican presidential candidates took the Soapbox stage during the last weekend of the Iowa State Fair.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Latvian Scientists Make Bioethanol and Furfural from Straw

by Olga Pavuk  (The Baltic Course)  Production of bioethanol is an alternative energy source of utmost importance in replacing ordinary fuel made from hydrocarbons. Latvian scientists have succeeded in producing

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Farmers Harvest Jet Fuel

by Jessica Holdman  (Bismarck Tribune)  Harvest is underway for North Dakota’s first crop of jet fuel. “Yields are looking pretty good,” said Garret Groves, of Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Biosciences. “We’ve had

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The US Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop and demonstrate technologies for producing cost-competitive

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the Extremes”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What works, what struggles, what changes when oil prices head into the tank? Who will feed China’s manufacturing monster? — At Clariant’s “Defining the Future VII”

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

India Proposes National Policy On Biofuels

by Smiti Mittal (Clean Technica)  Air pollution is finally being recognised as a major environmental problem in India, and transportation has been identified as a major contributor. To address this

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Industrial Aviation And Marine Biofuels Global Market Demands, Analysis To Become Dominant By Future- 2015 Overview

(Hydrogen Fuel News/MarketResearchReports.biz)  The Global Aviation and Marine Biofuels Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Aviation and Marine Biofuels

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

White Paper: The Rise of Biodiesel: New Alternative Fuel, New Taxation Challenges

(Avalara)  … The fuel industry is subject to one of the most complex tax structures in the U.S. and there’s little

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Crude Oil Pressures Ethanol / DTN Hypothetical Ethanol Plant Margins Narrow

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  It has become the question of the day for U.S. ethanol producers: What happens

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Grassley Pressures EPA on Biofuel Targets

by Jason W. Brooks (Newton Daily News)  … U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley spoke with the Newton Daily News about RFS issues

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Estimate of the “Social Cost of Methane” Used to Justify New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

by Wayne J. D’Angelo (Fracking Insider)  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed New Source

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Gabe Corey: EPA Wants to Roll back Biofuel Progress

by Gabe Corey (Battle Creek Enquirer)  Michigan agriculture is driving our economy forward — and ethanol is a major factor

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

SDTC Issues Call for Applications

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  SDTC is offering the opportunity to get funding for cleantech development projects. The SD Tech Fund™

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

1st Algae-Based Oil Producing Facility in Fukushima Set up in Devastated Region

(The Asahi Shimbun)   An experimental facility to produce oil from algae was constructed on former farmland that was abandoned after

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels

by Jesse Sokolow (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers: All Finnish Energy Could Be Renewable in 35 Years

(yle)  Researchers say that in 35 years, Finland could theoretically get all of its energy needs using only renewable energy

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

by James L. Stewart (MSW Management/Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to its progress in achieving zero waste to landfills, the United

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Available at Lima Station

(LimaOhio.com)  Despite industry experts citing little demand, one Lima gas station has begun to sell E85 fuel.  Speedway, at 1875

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Is Cellulosic Biofuel Ready for Prime Time?

by Rob Nikolewski (Watchdog.org)  … Brooke Coleman, executive director at the Advanced Ethanol Council, counters by saying the industry is at

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

World Bio Markets Brasil — November 30-December 1, 2015 — Sao Paulo, Brasil

  World Bio Markets Brasil — November 30-December 1, 2015 — Sao Paulo, Brasil

The only event uniting Brasil’s sugar mills and biodiesel producers actively looking for biopower and biofuel revenue opportunities Welcome to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Busy Year for America’s Renewable Future

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  It was only eight months ago that America’s Renewable Future (ARF) was launched in Iowa with

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

DENSO to Build Large Test Facility for Production of Biofuel from Microalgae

(DENSO)   DENSO Corporation today (August 19, 2015) announced that it will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

COP21 Offers Opportunity to Relaunch Biofuels Debate

by Robert Wright (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE ) While the EU has put strict sustainability rules on biofuels, little to no discussion

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Cannot Quit on RFS

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)    I’d like to introduce you to some of the people

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Florida Energy Summit — October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL

  Florida Energy Summit   —  October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the JAX Chamber are hosting the 2015 Florida Energy Summit from

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Kyoto Protocol’s Carbon Credit Scheme ‘Increased Emissions by 600m Tonnes’

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Major UNFCCC carbon trading scheme hit by serious corruption allegations involving organised crime in Russia

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Exchange on Linkedin

(National Algae Association/PRLog)  A Place for Qualified Commercial Algae Production and Potential Off-takers — The National Algae Association the first non-profit

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Financing Fell Through – Stora Enso and Neste Oil’s Biodiesel Project on Ice

(Talloussanomat (Google Translation))  The European Commission dropped today, Neste Oil’s and Stora Enso’s biodiesel project support financial listings basin. Financing

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Schedules Workshop on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Biotechnology Algae

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a notice in the August 25,

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

E15, E85 at Retail Gas Stations Highlighted at ACE Conference

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

NMC Set to Launch Ethanol Buses without GB’s Consent

by Anjaya Anparthi  (The Times of India)  In a controversial move, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will launch the nation’s first

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EPA Solicits Comments on Agricultural Science Committee Nominees

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

US Navy Seeks Australian Cane and Grain Biofuels to Help Power Its Fleet

by Marty McCarthy and Arlie Felton-Taylor (ABC Rural)  Could Australian agriculture help to literally fuel the United States Navy’s expansion

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Eco System Needed to Make Ethanol Blending Sustainable: Pramod Chaudhari

by Sanjay Jog (Business Standard)  Interview with CII National Bioenergy Committee chairman and Praj Industries executive chairman — The Union ministry of

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Darling Ingredients Inc. U.S. Biofuels Conference Call — August 31, 2015

  WEBINAR:  Darling Ingredients Inc. U.S. Biofuels Conference Call — August 31, 2015

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, August 31, 2015 to discuss U.S. biofuel

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Christie Supports Fuel Standard

by Erin Murphy  (WCF Courier)     Multiple protests made for an eventful 20 minutes during Chris Christie’s turn on The

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Medical and Biofuel Advances Possible with New Gene Regulation Tool

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  The key is a tunable switch made from a small non-coding RNA molecule that could have

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

These 3 Companies Are Buying Up Biofuels

(Motley Fool)  Go green to make green? — Biofuels are no longer limited to hippies and high school science projects. They’re

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Home Heating Oil Industry Using Biodiesel to Revive and Reinvent Itself

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The heating oil market is well established along the East Coast with approximately 6.2

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

VITO’s Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  VITO is a leading Belgium-based independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Chad Pastor, Business Development Manager, MBI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In addition to derisking technologies for clients, MBI is working to commercialize three major biobased

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Glucan Biorenewables: The Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Glucan Biorenewables is producing furan derivatives from biomass.  The furfural platform will be used to

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

The Isobutene Process Successfully Uses Xylose, the “Wood Sugar”

(Global Bioenergies)  The isobutene process was first developed by Global Bioenergies using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Louis Dreyfus Commodities to Begin Operating New Glycerin Refinery in Q4 2015

(Louis Drefus Commodities)   Louis Dreyfus Commodities announced today that it is adding a glycerin refinery to its soybean crushing

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Australia’s Low Carbon Transport on the Move Conference Proceedings Now Available

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, proceedings from the Low Carbon Transport conference held recently in Sydney are now

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who are Joule? Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Cracking The Code to Biofuels Investments

by Doug Williams (Biofuels Digest)  … While there are still a lot of folks working on the biofuels challenge, the investors

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA, TDA Announce Seed Funding to Ignite Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship

(Tennessee Department of Agriculture)  The next great business idea just may come from rural Tennessee. USDA Rural Development and the

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins

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DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Issues 2 Proposals to Reduce Landfill Gas Emissions

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Aug. 14, the U.S. EPA issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Some Of The Coolest Biofuel Stories Of The Year (So Far)

by Meagan Parrish (Manufacturing.net)  …It’s always a fun game to see what’s being used to make new fuels — so let’s

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Research Points to Seaweed as Sustainable Feedstock of the Future

(EnAlgae)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and

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The Potential in Your Euglena Pond

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Scientists at the John Innes Centre, in Norwich, England, have discovered that Euglena gracilis, the single cell

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Gulf Bay Consulting Applauds Indian Government Decisions Regarding Biodiesel

(Gulf Bay Consulting/PR.com)  With the rapid growth of global biodiesel consumption, emerging market countries like India are paving the way

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Using Fungi to Harvest Microalgae for Biofuels

by Jan Overney (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)  Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels, but current methods of harvesting and

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Clear Air Choice Promotes Ethanol Fuel

(WHBL)  If you are old enough, you may remember the old Burma Shave signs that would line a roadway to

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy 2015 — September 1-4 — Jyväskylä, Finland

  Bioenergy 2015 — September 1-4  — Jyväskylä, Finland

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy and biobased modern technologies and business solutions.

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Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems

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New Data Shows EPA’s Emissions Model Regarding Ethanol is Flawed

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  New documents filed with the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. show

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Removing Ethanol from Gas Increases Toxic Emissions

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not

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You Want to Talk About Engine Problems? Take Ethanol out of Gasoline

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  One of the great misconceptions following ethanol is that it causes compatibility issues in

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IFAD Funding for Karnataka’s Bio-Fuel Development Programme

by Jaideep Shenoy (Times of India)  Karnataka’s much touted bio-fuel development programme is set for a $50 million funding from International

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RFA Tells AMA to Stop Spreading Misinformation about E15

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released the following statement in response to a press release issued by

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Ethiopia Blends 59.6 Million Liters Ethanol with Benzene in 5 Years

(2Merkato.com)   Ministry of Mines and Energy said over 59.6 million liters of ethanol has been blended with benzene in the

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Cash from CO2 Trash: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Accelergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Accelergy uses advanced catalysts and state-of-the-art process technologies to transform natural gas, biomass, and/or coal

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The Climate Change Parrot Sketch: Is Coal Dead, or Merely Resting? Can Carbon Capture Save the Day?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Generally, Digest readers around the world fall into a third category, because they are NEMBEEists.

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference — December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE

  World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference  —  December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE

The World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference is designed to provide a crucial insight into the alternative fuel industry giving a

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Borlaug Joins Farmer Moms to Counter Hollywood Anti-GMO Campaign

by Whitney Forman-Cook (Agri-Pulse)  A group of self-proclaimed “Moms for GMOs” has released a letter they sent to celebrity advocates

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Government Seeks Comments on Reframing National Biofuel Policy

(The Economic Times)  The government has sought public comments on proposed changes in the National Policy on Biofuels that seeks

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Using Pyrolysis as a Laboratory Tool to Save Time and Money in Biofuel Analysis

(Petro Industry News)  CDS Analytical Inc. (USA) is offering a paper detailing the use of pyrolysis on a micro scale to

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IRS Publishes Tax Code for Biodiesel Tax Credits

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the IRS has published a notice that informs claimants about the federal income

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Ethanol: A Love Story

by Ryan Alexander (Floyd County Times)  It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledging love, abandoning reason, rebelling against authority.

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Platts Global Energy Award Nominations Open

The Industry Leadership Award – Biofuels will recognize organizations that have demonstrated the strongest commitment to creativity and game changing

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Repeal the Ethanol Mandate

by John McClaughry (Watchdog.org)    … Back in the Nixon years scientists discovered that tetraethyl lead used to improve combustion in

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Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

(University of Adelaide)  The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have

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Minnesota Biodiesel Demand Getting Warmer

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Representatives of the East Coast home heating fuel market are begging for biodiesel produced in

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Methane’s Sputnik Moment? The 7 Hottest Meth Techs to Watch, as US Methane Regulation Steps up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Are these 7 companies the big winners from the EPA’s proposed rules for oil &

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Natural Gas-Fueled Buses and Trucks: Will the Climate Really Benefit?

by Jonathan Camuzeaux (Environmental Defense Fund)  At a time when companies and governments are looking more closely at alternative fuel sources

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WEBINAR: Biomass Basics — August 27, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EDT

  WEBINAR: Biomass Basics — August 27, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EDT

Many students haven’t thought much about biomass as an option for generating electricity, transportation fuels, and other products. The Biomass

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EPA More Enemy than Ally to Ethanol

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is a long history of antagonism and sometimes outward hostility by the EPA

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RFA Intern Gains Invaluable Experience

by Austin Ludowese (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Working with RFA shows the voice of the ethanol industry is passionate and

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Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful

by PJ Griekspoor  (Agri-View)  St. Joseph, Mo., pilot plant completes tests of making cellulosic ethanol that also yields value-added co-products — The

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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

7 Facts About Attending the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo You’ll Join More Than 2,000 Professionals Focused on Ethanol Be

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20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 14-16, 2016 — Portland, OR

  20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 14-16, 2016 — Portland, OR

For 20 years, the mission of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) has been to catalyze and

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International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC

  International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC

The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators,

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Making Tires From a Desert Shrub Found in the U.S.

by Diane Cardwell (New York Times)  For years, tire industry executives, as well as government officials and scientists, have sought

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Clever Solution to Fuel the Country

(CCTV-America)  Sugar prices are near record lows causing Brazilian companies to reduce their output in favor of a more profitable

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen: Weakening Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt Rural Wisconsin

by Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen (Wisconsin State Journal)  … We are proud to support the Renewable Fuel Standard despite the

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy

(Advanced Energy Economy/PR Newswire) Advanced energy business leaders went to the California Capitol building today to express support for Gov. Brown’s

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Researchers Turn Seed into Jet Fuel for Navy and Crops into Cash for Farmers

by Beverly James (University of Florida)  Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgae-Based Carbon Capture Tech Developed

by Tang Chia-ling and Jake Chung (Taipei Times)  An inter-university research team has developed a microalgae-based carbon capture technology and

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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