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ICAO Must Design Robust Sustainability Criteria for Aviation Biofuels into Its Market Measure

(GreenAir Online)  Aviation industry leaders will gather next week in Geneva for their green conference and congratulate themselves on their efforts to reduce emissions. But a reality check is needed.

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

First Flight Imminent as South African Tobacco Crop to Jet Biofuel Project Earns RSB Sustainability Approval

(Green Air Online)  The South African ‘Project Solaris’ initiative that is developing an energy-rich tobacco crop for use as a feedstock for producing aviation biofuel has been awarded certification by

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Oregon Climate Change Program

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press/MMC News)  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by oil companies challenging an Oregon carbon-reduction mandate.  U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken said

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

San Francisco Seeks Renewable Diesel

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Mostly for Muni as City Seeks Nearly 22 Million Gallons — The City and County of San Francisco is taking bids for approximately 21.1 million gallons of

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

OCTA Wants RNG for All of Its Buses

(Fleets and Fuels)  Demand for Three Years at Four Locations Is About 20 Million DGEs  —  Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority wants to switch to renewable natural gas to

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

New Flex-Fuel Pumps Allow Minnesotans to Breathe Easier, Save Money

by Bruce Peterson and Jeffrey Jackson (Owatonna People’s Press)  … We all want to breathe cleaner air and save a few bucks when we put fuel in our vehicles. I am

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material

(EurekAlert!/University of Eastern Finland)  The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new University

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Horse Is Your Own Micro-Power Generator that Turns Waste into Biofuel and Fertilizer – Video

(AutoEvolution) A report by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that about one-third of all food produced worldwide gets lost or wasted in food

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

A Biorefinery Approach for Castor Biodiesel — Whole Plant Used for 100% Renewable Biodiesel

by Helen Tunnicliffe (The Chemical Engineer Today)  Chemical engineers from Iran have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Aemetis Harvesting Biomass Sorghum in California

(Aemetis/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California that was produced

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Amyris and Solazyme at Risk of Taint from Volkswagen NOx Scandal, Says Website; Solazyme Says “Heck No!”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, TheTruthAboutCars reported that Amyris and Solazyme risk being painted with the same tainted brush as Volkswagen due to the fact that both companies collaborated

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Isooctane Revolution: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons,

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization, Parts 1, 2 and 3

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … In an effort to better educate the advanced biotech community on the reality of commercialization, I have developed a video series that is

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Birth of SuperDuper Gasoline via Earth-Friendly Renewable Hydrocarbons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Move over Super, here comes SuperDuper. All the high octane and performance, and the renewability too, at a price you can afford.  Biofuels are adding

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million to Put More Low and No-Emission Vehicles into Service Across America

(US Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is announcing the availability of $22.5 million through the latest round of the Low or No Emission

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The United States Has Been a Net Exporter of Ethanol since 2010

(WHO Radio)  … The United States is the world’s largest producer and consumer of ethanol, and prior to 2010 relied partly on imports to meet domestic demand. But beginning in 2010,

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

UNL Leads $13.5 Million Research to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

by Gillian Klucas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  … The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. Funded by

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the biodiesel wave separated investors from more than $1 million, or

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Roadside Assistance for Proud Ethanol Supporters

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When is the last time you were stranded on the side of the road, wishing you were a member of a motor club? Or,

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Levelland Helping to Transform Wastewater into Ethanol

by Wes Rapaport (Everything Lubbock)  But, it’s kind of a misnomer, because it does get treated. —  The City of Levelland has partnered with a company to transform wastewater into

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in the U.S.?

by Margo Sanger-Katz and John Schwartz (New York Times)  Volkswagen’s diesel deception unleashed tons of extra pollutants in the United States, pollutants that can harm human health. So while many commentators have

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Introducing the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

by Paul Bunje (NRG COSIA)  More than a decade ago, a group of researchers published a landmark study showing the correlation between human development and energy consumption. The conclusion? Industrialized

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Estonia Turns to Biomethane to Fuel Public Transport

(Bioenergy Insight)  The government of Estonia has passed a bill which will secure a large investment into the Baltic country’s biomethane market and infrastructure. In the expansion project’s pilot phase,

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New Report Showcases Climate Action in the Aviation Sector

(Air Transport Action Group)  From solar power installations at a hundred airports around the world, to tablet computers for pilots, brand new aircraft designs and flights on fuel made with

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Makers of Fuel From Plants Feel Forsaken in Obama’s Climate Push

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)   Producers of motor fuels from plant waste say they have been left behind in President Barack Obama’s push to fight climate change. Executives from about

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels so strong? —   As world leaders converge on New York

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Stems, Sticks Seen Driving Biofuel’s Next Expansion After 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The next generation of biofuels that don’t use food crops as a raw material are starting to take hold, with a big expansion of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Ethanol in Brazil? Perspectives from Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Conference

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The effect of increased consumption of ethanol due to the reduction of state tax called ICMS (Tax over Merchandise and Services Circulation) has

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Kicks Off

(US Department of Energy)  What is biomass? Where does biomass come from? How are biofuels made?  What is bioenergy?  Participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat

by Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays

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Los Alamos Explores Hybrid Ultrasmall Gold Nanocluster for Enzymatic Fuel Cells

(EurekAlert!/US Department of Energy)  New technique removes barrier to development of biofuel cells with efficient performance  —  With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Launches Energy Island Project Using 100% Renewables

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, PlanetEnergy has launched its energy island project, producing 100% of household energy requirements from organic waste, wastewater, and manure waste with solar, wind,

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of oil palm – in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Plan Can Capture Board Used Oil to Create Biodiesel

(El Universo – Google Translation)  The Municipal San José and the company Oil Recycling Centre (ARC) in Quito drive a project that involves collecting used vegetable oil to transform it

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Third Person Sentenced in Las Vegas for International Biofuel Fraud Conspiracy

(Federal Bureau of Investigation)  Alex Jariv, 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Sugar Is the New Crude: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to American Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Although American Process has been most closely associated with its complete cellulosic biofuels package — of late, the company has been much in focus because

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

We Should Not Be Surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities to earlier cases and EPA’s role in them. The 1998

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Conversion of Alcohols to Enantiopure Amines through Dual-Enzyme Hydrogen-Borrowing Cascades

by Francesco G. Mutti, Tanja Knaus, Nigel S. Scrutton, Michael Breuer, Nicholas J. Turner* (Science Magazine)  A clean and green approach to amines  —   Enzymes evolved to operate in water

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NOxgate Expands: 93% of Diesel Vehicles Tested Fail to Meet Euro 6 NOx Emission Standards; Average Is 7 Times over the Limit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The VW crisis just keeps getting worse, with Volkswagen suspending its VW, Audi, and Porsche R&D chiefs, as Audi confirmed that 2.1 million of its vehicles

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Scandal Raises Doubts over Clean Diesel and Lab-Based Emissions Testing

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On September 22, Volkswagen Motors (VW) admitted that it had cheated on emissions testing in Europe and the United States, by installing a piece of software

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Cracking the Nut ’16  —  March 1-2, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Cracking the Nut is coming back to DC! After three years abroad, the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference will take place in Washington, DC on March 1-2, 2016. Connexus is working with

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

MTA Wins Round in Biodiesel Battle

by Jim Bray (Truck News)  … That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck West recently that after the Manitoba government decided to up

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Money from CO2

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as fuels, building materials or even baking powder. At a stroke

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Makes Original RFS Target Feasible

by Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa Farmer Today)  … Estimation of the demand for E85 requires data matching various E85 price levels with the corresponding amount of E85 sales.

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Belgian Scientists Look for Biofuel Clues in Panda Poo

by Robert-Jan Bartunek  (Reuters)   Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Calling All Technicians: 20 Facts About Ethanol

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network/Renewable Fuels Association) Today’s hot topic?   Ethanol.  Bobby’s “Calling All Technicians…20 Facts about Ethanol” is designed to demystify – make that “de-myth-ify” – ethanol.  The more

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Drivers Seat: Ethanol Update

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network)  Recently, Lauren Fix appeared on the Jacki Daily Show and took aim at Ethanol.  Really?   Yes, something needs to be fixed. And it’s not

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

R Stands for Renewables, even Biofuels

by Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent release of the Clean Power Plan has started to spawn community gatherings and agency presentations. Stakeholders are being called upon to

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

World Bio Markets — March 14-17, 2016 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

  World Bio Markets   —   March 14-17, 2016   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where senior executives build and grow partnerships across the bio-based value chain.  —  For the 11th successive year WBM unites the leaders of the bio-based economy for a senior executive

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Coca-Cola And PepsiCo To Increase Fuel Efficiency, Reduce High-Carbon Fuel In Truck Fleets

(Meltwater Press/Breaking Energy)  PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have committed to reducing reliance on high-carbon fuels, increasing the fuel efficiency of their car and delivery truck fleets, and increasing transparency with public reports

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

After Pope’s Speech, House Turns to Bill That Bars Tallying “Social Cost” of Carbon

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  … Later Thursday, the House is slated to be­gin de­bat­ing GOP le­gis­la­tion to stream­line en­vir­on­ment­al ana­lyses and per­mit de­cisions for pro­jects “un­der­taken, re­viewed, or fun­ded by Fed­er­al

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Angry Birds Takes on Climate Change

by Lucia Grenna (EcoWatch)  … To encourage a binding climate agreement at the United Nations meeting in Paristhis December, Rovio is doing their part, by creating Angry Birds: Champions for Earth, a special

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Irwin, Good Analyze Ethanol, Biodiesel RINs Relationships

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol D6 RIN prices have stayed relatively stable over the summer while D4 biodiesel RINs prices plummeted, Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

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CBDA to Source Jatropha Seeds for Bio-Diesel Plant

(The Pioneer)  The Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) will be sourcing huge amount of Jathropha curcas seed (Ratanjot) for its bio-diesel manufacturing plant in Raipur. Notably, the CBDA has produced

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Poll: Majority of Nebraskans Want to Develop Ethanol Industry

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The majority of Nebraskans who responded to a Rural Nebraska Poll are in favor of developing alternative sources of energy, including ethanol and biodiesel. About

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Do Biofuels Seem to Be Stalled?

(Deutsche Welle) On the heels of the VW scandal, many are asking why eco-friendly transport seems to be stalled. Biofuels that don’t compete with food production may indeed play an important

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Internships: Connecting Talent with Opportunities

(Colleges and Institutes of Canada)    Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan) has launched the Clean Tech Internship, an opportunity for small- and medium-sized cleantech businesses to take on a

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for

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Joint FAPESP-BBSRC Call for Collaborative Proposals in Integrated Biorefinery Approaches for the Manufacture of Advanced Biofuels

(São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) )  The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil www.fapesp.br/en and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

September 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Sustainable Marine Fuel Initiative Consortium to Launch 2-Year Testing, Certification, Scaling Effort for Drop-In Marine Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, the Sustainable Marine Fuel initiative will be launched on October 7th by

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Belgian Solar Car Produced with Bio-Based rRsins to Compete at the World Solar Challenge 2015

(Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay) Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

$1M USDA Grant Awarded to The Climate Trust to Build Conservation Investment Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Climate Trust received a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the United

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Elephant in the Bio-Room: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BASF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BASF is the world’s leading chemical company, ranked by sales. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals,

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

BASF, Genomatica Target Asia for Commercial Production of Renewable Butanediol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  License agreement adds countries in Southeast Asia; Optional capacity for up to 75,000 metric tons

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Modular Biodiesel Processing Plants for Emerging Markets

(70CentsAGallon.com)  Biodiesel production is growing around the world and emerging markets have the most to gain from this industry. Norway,

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Excerpts from Pope Francis’ Speech at the United Nations

(from text published by Al Jazeera)  …  The International Financial Agencies should care for the sustainable development of countries and

September 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Attacks on Renewable Energy Policy by Fossil Fuel Interests 2013-2014

by Gabe Elsner (Energy & Policy Institute)  Fossil fuel and utility interests, concerned about the rise of cheap clean energy, are

September 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Airplanes Could Soon Be Flying on Seeds

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC.com)  In 2012 – almost 100 years since the Wright brothers made history – another historic flight took

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Total Plans $500 Million Annual Investment in Renewable Energy

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg Business)  French oil company targets `fast growing’ solar and biofuels;  Total already owns majority stake in U.S.

September 24, 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

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Statement from Advanced Biofuels USA in Response to International Climate Science Coalition Press Release

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the spirit of Pope Francis, and in response to press release from the International Climate Science

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Excerpts: Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress

(as published in The Washington Post)  … Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Pope on Wrong Side of History on Climate Change – Global Warming Policies Are the Real Threat to the World’s Most Vulnerable People

(International Climate Science Coalition/PR Newswire) “Rather than simply follow the United Nations on climate change, Pope Francis must consider whether U.N.

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

FGVH Said to Be Target of Global Anti-Palm Oil Lobby

by Mohamad Azlan Jaafar   (Malaysia Reserve)  Several anti-palm oil groups are pressuring international manufacturers to boycott products from Felda Global

September 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable, Available: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to NexSteppe and advanced sorghum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Crack Spread, Crush Spread, Fuse Spread

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most fundamental economic in the oil & gas business has historically been the crack

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Algae Europe — December 1-3, 2015 — Lisbon, Portugal DEADLINE: October 30, 2015

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Algae Europe —  December 1-3, 2015  —  Lisbon, Portugal   DEADLINE:  October 30, 2015

ALGAE EUROPE 2015 reunites ALGAE EUROPE brings together the 2nd EABA and EC Algae Contractor´ Conference and the 9th International

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Europe — December 1-3, 2015 — Lisbon, Portugal

  Algae Europe —  December 1-3, 2015  —  Lisbon, Portugal

ALGAE EUROPE 2015 reunites ALGAE EUROPE brings together the 2nd EABA and EC Algae Contractor´ Conference and the 9th International

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledges Surpass $2.6 Trillion

(PR Newswire/Divest/Invest)  Global Divest-Invest Coalition Announces Major Commitments as World Leaders Gather at UN; Thousands of new commitments represent a

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Romanian Manufacturer Introduces First Biodiesel-Run Locomotive

(Romania Insider)  Locomotive producer Reloc – Electroputere VFU Craiova has developed the first locomotive in Romania which runs exclusively on

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Read Pope Francis’ Speech That He Gave at the White House

(ABC News)  … Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution. Accepting

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Is Complex

by Len Calderone (Robotics Tomorrow/Altenergymag.com)  Introduction of biofuels is proceeding so quickly, that the environmental risks of biofuel production are

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019 – Key Vendors are Butalco, Butamax, Cobalt, Gevo, Green Biologics, Laxmi Organic Industries, Novozymes, Syntec Biofuel & ZeoChem

(PR Newswire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the“Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019” report to their

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China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern

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Biomaterials May Be Next Growth Engine for Paper Industry

by  Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg Business)  As the digital age curtails use of newsprint and stationary, European paper makers are retooling

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Hippo Valley Eyes Ethanol Fuel Market, Says in Talks with Regulator to Get Producers Licence

(New Zimbabwe)  Hippo Valley Estates, a unit of South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett, says it intends to break into the local

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Senate Democrats Introduce Comprehensive National Energy Bill

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Senate democrats introduced a national energy bill Sept. 22 that they says offers

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Twofold Renewable in Tulare County

by Keith Loria (Biomass Magazine)  California’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process.

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Governor Branstad Hopes to Return from Seattle with Trade Deals

by Dar Danielson (RadioIowa)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in Seattle today (September 22, 2015) attending the U.S. China Governors

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

King County Seattle Biodiesel Water Taxis

(Fleets & Fuels)  Two New Cummins-Powered 104-Foot Vessels to Operate on B10 — Seattle-area King County has deployed two new 104-foot

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

CC&R-Greenlane Truck Biomethane

(Fleets & Fuels)  Greenlane Is Supporting a New Digester in Southern California With an Initial Production Target of One Million DGEs

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Used Cooking Oil from KFCs in India to Be Converted to Biodiesel

(Advait Bio Fuel LLP/Biodiesel Magazine)  Yum! Restaurants India Pvt Ltd., which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in India,

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

West Virginia Engineer Presented VW Emissions Findings a Year Ago

by David Morgan (Automotive News/Reuters)  Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Amyris Announces Multi-Year Technology Investment Agreement With DARPA Worth Up to $35 Million

(Amyris)  Anticipated to Expand Portfolio by Adding Hundreds of Molecules Across Multiple Development Platforms – Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Genomic Regions Containing Two-Thirds of All Annotated Barley Genes Have Been Sequenced

(Phys.Org)  Researchers generated nearly 16,000 sequences of gene-containing regions for barley, mapping approximately two-thirds of all annotated barley genes. While

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Stanford Food Waste to Be Sent to New Reprocessing System

by Caleb Smith (The Stanford Daily)  During this coming school year, and possibly by the end of the month, a

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From the company’s IPO Prospectus: “Our proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology, an innovative purification process

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: November 1, 2015

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC  DEADLINE:  November 1, 2015

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students,

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2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC

  2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference  —  December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students,

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

BIO Latin America Conference — October 14-16, 2015 — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  BIO Latin America Conference — October 14-16, 2015 —  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BIO Latin America is the ideal venue to explore the innovation and partnering opportunities in Latin America’s rapidly-growing life science

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit — September 29-30, 2015 — Geneva, Switzerland

  ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit — September 29-30, 2015  — Geneva, Switzerland

Experts from the aviation industry, governments and environmental groups are in Geneva next week for a series of meetings on

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

New Enzyme for Ethanol Producers Reduces Use of Chemicals and Saves Costs

(Novozymes)  Novozymes Liquozyme® LpH enables smoother ethanol processing at low pH and improves the working environment.  —  Today, Novozymes announced

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans Ready to Act on Climate Change

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area, and most believe the

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Says 11 Million Cars Affected Globally as Scandal Widens

by Chris Reiter (Bloomberg/MSN.com)  Volkswagen AG said irregularities on diesel- emission readings extend to 11 million vehicles around the world,

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Extends Import Duties on U.S. biodiesel to 2020

(Reuters)  The European Union is extending anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties imposed on U.S. biodiesel imports for a further five years,

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

ADB, Japan Companies Plan Asia Green-Energy Fund

(Nikkei Asian Review)  The Asian Development Bank will team with Japanese companies to establish a roughly $750 million fund investing

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant

(News Agency of Nigeria)  The Nigerian Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) on Wednesday said it would partner with the

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

PSU Automotive Students Get Training in Biodiesel

by Lisa Olliges (KOAM TV)  Today PSU automotive students are learning how bio-diesel works as the alternative fuel becomes more mainstream.

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Bio Jet Fuel Project Nears Test Stage

by Alexander Cornwell (Gulf News Aviation )  Boeing, together with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Masdar and Total, has been working since January

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Break out the Bubbly: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Champagne-Ardennes in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Addressing the Western Europe market, creating a European unit with optimal operating range, or seeking

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to France’s Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mandates and national consumption Key takeaway: France is part of the EU and its overall

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

States Get Targets for Ethanol Production

by Banikinkar Pattanayak  (The Financial Express)  Food department asks major producers to ramp up ethanol supply in a bid to

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Building a Biofuel-Boosting Swiss Army Knife

(Phys.org/Michigan State University)  Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste Is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Volkswagen NOxGate Probe Widens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Final EnAlgae Report Card Published ahead of Close out

(EnAlgae)  The final report card for the EnAlgae project has been published and is now available online.  Focusing on products

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Study: EPA May Be Underestimating Landfill Methane

by Bobby Magill (Climate Central)  Landfills may be emitting more methane than previously reported because the Environmental Protection Agency may

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Group: Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Possible by 2050

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The world could completely phase out fossil fuels and use only renewable energy by 2050,

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Nidera Earns RSB Certification For Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  Nidera has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production and trading of

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Aromatics: the New Lead?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  After scientists found that toxic lead particles in engine exhaust were accumulating in bodies and

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Test Plots of Poplar Trees May Hold Key to Bio-Fuels Development

by Eric Mortenson (Capital Press)  The recent drop in oil prices put the brakes on biofuel production, but industry insiders believe

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

PhyCO2, MSU Develop Algae Tech to Capture Power Plant CO2

(PhyCO2/Biomass Magazine)  Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s revolutionary and

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Time to Cap Fossil Fuel Pollution

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Instead of setting a blend wall for ethanol, why not set a fossil fuel

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Feedstocks of the Future

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Commercial-scale production and harvest of several annual and perennial biomass feedstocks is under way,

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel Delivers Plant to Grand Bahama Power Co

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./The Bahamas Investor)  The Grand Bahama Power Company has chosen Florida Biodiesel’s B-500 Biodiesel processor for their prime

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Leave Light on for Ethanol Consumers

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol)  Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one. It’s a marketing story. Really.

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

India Targets 20% Blending of Diesel to Biodiesel by 2017

by Zandile Mavuso (Engineering News)  The Indian government is planning to boost the use of biofuels in transport fuels after

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Vertimass, Technip to Work together to Scale up ORNL Technology

(Vertimass/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vertimass LLC announced the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Farmers Co-op Hosting Grand Opening of Renewable Fuels Station

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers Cooperative Co., in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Pataki Flips Stance on Renewable Fuel Standard

by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register)  Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Saturday that he would keep the government’s

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Rural Issues Focus of 3 Candidates’ Stops in West Des Moines

by Kim Norvell (Des Moines Register)  … U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former senators Jim Webb and Rick Santorum were invited by

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The Grand Vision Realized

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … In 2006 Indiana was in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that would

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol on Mission to Change World

by Casey Logan (News-Press)  … (Algenol CEO Paul) Woods isn’t on the mission alone. Algenol employs more than 200 people in

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Let’s Bring Competition to the Fuel Pump

by John Hofmeister (Citizens for Affordable Energy/Wall Street Journal)   … Today’s 93 million barrels of production versus 91.5 million barrels of

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New ORNL Catalyst Addresses Engine Efficiency, Emissions Quandary

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  A catalyst being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Aemetis Breaks the Blending Barrier in India with High Quality Distilled Biodiesel

(Aemetis)   Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans Want to Benefit from E15 Ethanol Savings

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, consumers showed their enthusiasm toward E15 in a recent poll conducted by the

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New Clean Energy Technology Debuts in Placer County

(Placer County)  A new technology for converting forest waste into renewable natural gas was demonstrated for the first time ever

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Executives Criticize RFS Delays on Cellulosic Growth

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Executives from the advanced biofuels industry are criticizing the Obama Administration for not adhering to its

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Ending the Pretreatment Crisis? The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to MBI’s AFEX Cellulosic Pretreatment Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For every ton of corn, wheat, and rice harvested today, an equal amount of biomass

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Fuel, Algae Research Clusters: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BIOFAT

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIOFAT is a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project that integrates the entire value chain of algae

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

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