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Brazil’s CRA Clears Bill to Boost Biofuel Production at Small Plants

(See News)  Brazil’s Commission of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (CRA) approved today the bill 252/11 that seeks to encourage production of biofuels at micro plants, especially those operated by family farmers. In Brazil,

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Kansas to Receive $1.3M in Federal Matching Funds to Add More Ethanol Pumps for Motorists

(Associated Press/The Republic)  The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Kansas $1.3 million in matching funds for a program to increase the availability of ethanol blended fuels for motorists. … The funds

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USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol. The 87-page report, “U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production,

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Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally produced household cooking fuels to displace the traditional use of

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Stora Enso Division US Headquarters Move to Raceland, Louisiana

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine) …The Raceland plant uses technology developed by Virdia and enables cellulosic biomass, such as wood or agricultural waste, to be converted into highly refined sugars. It is located in the vicinity of

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UPM to Field Test Wood-Based Diesel Fuel in Urban Bus Traffic

(UPM Biofuels/Biomass Magazine)  UPM is to start field tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre.

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Biofuel Groups Debate Fate of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Agreeing to respectfully disagree was one of very few assenting points reached by association heads representing the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuel groups during a

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Alliance Bioenergy Improves CTS Conversion Rates in October

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Richard Blair, Dr. Peter Cohen and Dr.

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Public Meeting Scheduled for New Biofuel Plant on Hershey Drive, Smiths Falls

(Inside Ottawa Valley) Community feedback is being sought in the proposed opening of a 8,073 square feet biofuel facility at 1 Hershey Drive. … The firm, C3 Acquisition Inc.,  has leased the

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CLEANCOOK Star Stove Concept Demo

(CLEANCOOK) An animated video showing a new clean cooking stove concept for the developing world. Highly automated production, optimized logistics and local assembly will bring proven technologies to the developing world

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DuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa, with a ceremony including Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and many other dignitaries. This biorefinery is the

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Uganda Ethanol Plant to Start Commercial Output in July 2016

by Fred Ojambo (Bloomberg Business)   Praj Industries of India contracted to build 6,000l/day plant; Uganda to enforce biofuels blending when crude output starts Kakira Sugar Works Ltd., Uganda’s biggest producer of the

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Punjab to Become Bio-Refinery Leader in Next Two Years

(Punjab News Express)  The Progressive Punjab Investor Summit 2015 today culmination of yearlong efforts by Bikram Singh Majithia, Renewable Energy Minister Punjab that brought largest ever bio-refinery in the wheat

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Biotechnology Company Seeks $26 Million in Public Funding

by Bill Hanna (Mesabi Daily News)  Mountain Iron intended home for Sweetwater Energy project  —  The Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board on Friday will consider authorizing $26 million in

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Ethanol from Corn Stalks: A Cure for Climate Change?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  … “This is one of the core technologies that we need to cut oil use and reduce emissions from transportation,” said Jeremy Martin, a senior scientist at

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Sen. Charles Grassley: It’s No Trick: Cellulosic Ethanol a Treat for Iowa Economy

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  (Ames Tribune)  … Iowa’s new cellulosic facility also will help dry up the crocodile tears spilled by Big Food that tries to assign blame to corn-based

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USDA Spending $3 Million To Add Ethanol Fuel Pumps In Michigan

(Associated Press/CBS Radio)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is spending $3 million to add about 130 additional ethanol fuel pumps in Michigan.  U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

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Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market

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New Ozone Regulations Ignore Tailpipe Exhaust

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) welcomes new ozone standards that will further protect public health from the negative respiratory, developmental, and other health

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Nevada DuPont Facility Opening on Friday

by Grayson Schmidt (Ames Tribune)  … According to Plant Operations Manager Terraun Jones, the new facility will not only impact the biofuel industry, but will also boost the local economy by

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Join Calls To Investigate Exxon

by Daniel Marans (Huffington Post)  Two Democratic presidential candidates indicated on Friday (October 16, 2015) they support an investigation of oil giant ExxonMobil for concealing research on fossil fuels’ contribution

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Answers for Your Questions about Low Oil Prices and Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest looks at security and energy security —  …  This week, the head of Russian state intelligence service, Alexander Bortnikov,warned of a potential “invasion

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What to Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group, Inc./Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine

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Everyone’s Favorite Climate Change Fix

by Cristina Maza (The Christian Science Monitor)   Economists, officials, and executives across the globe increasingly support carbon pricing to stem the rise of greenhouse-gas emissions. Can it work?  —  … “Pricing carbon

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Govt Mulls over Biofuel Option at the Pumps

by Christopher Tan (Straits Times Singapore) Authorities seeking industry views on feasibility of such plant-based fuels — Singapore is exploring the possibility of introducing biofuels at the pumps. … The National Environment Agency

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Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2014. Given growing concerns over energy independence and the environment,

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Green Chemistry Innovation Portal Is a Free Resource

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®have partnered to create a new online platform for green chemistry professionals to share information and collaborate on research

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WEBINAR: Ask the Innovators Q&A Session: Green Chemistry Innovation Forum — November 10

  WEBINAR:  Ask the Innovators Q&A Session: Green Chemistry Innovation Forum  —  November 10

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®have partnered to create a new online platform for green chemistry professionals to share information and collaborate on research

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Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial

by Alison Goss Eng and Daniel Adams (U.S. Department of Energy)  … Earlier this year, we highlighted five cost-saving harvesting technologies that private companies and universities developed through $21 million in

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Turn Your Halloween Pumpkins Into Power

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is working together with industry to develop and test integrated biorefineries—facilities capable of efficiently converting plant and waste material into affordable biofuels, biopower

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New BETO Fact Sheets Profile the Emerging Bioeconomy by State

(U.S. Department of Energy)  How is funding from BETO a part of the emerging bioeconomy in some states? Find out with our new state fact sheets. For select states, these

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New Biofuel Cells Will Retire Toxic Metals

by Berit Viuf (ScienceNordic)  Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.  —  … Fuel cells are environmentally friendly to use, but their manufacture involves the

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Avril Targets France’s Higher Biodiesel Blending Needs with New Plant

(Reuters)  Avril aims to meet demand from higher French biodiesel blending levels with output from a 100,000-tonne-per-year plant it opened on France’s Mediterranean coast on Wednesday, the chief executive of

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All Indonesian Airliners Will in 2018 Be Obliged to Use Aviation Biofuel that Can Reduce Air Pollution

by Leo Jegho (Global Indonesian Voices)  All airline companies operating in Indonesia will be obliged to use aviation biofuel for their aircraft instead of avtur from 2018 onwards, which aims to

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Ten Billion Euros of Investment in Advanced Biofuels

by James Cogan  At a time when carbon emissions should be dropping by 40%-80% EU transport emissions will actually increase by that amount, becoming the number one EU contributor to

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Not Becoming Toast: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Supply Chain Risk

by Jonathan McCoy (Zurich Energy/Biofuels Digest)  So, you have a great technology, it scales and it works. You have a customer. Supper. But if you don’t have a supply chain,

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Are White House Insiders With Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President’s Climate Change Agenda?

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  … (H)e must explain his decision to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard and hand Big Oil a decisive political victory. One lingering question is, did

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Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Des Moines Register)  Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared to reverse course on ethanol policy Wednesday, backtracking from his earlier idea to help the ethanol industry rather than the oil industry. …

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Oil Lobby Launches New Campaign against Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  The American Petroleum Institute (API) will run a “multifaceted advocacy campaign” against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the next month ahead of a deadline

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Soapbox: Fossil Fuel Is a Bad Investment

by Danny Kennedy and Jeremy Leggett (California Clean Energy Fund/Carbon Tracker Initiative/Sacramento Bee)  …  Since 2013, the world has been adding more renewable electricity capacity than fossil fuel capacity each

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DOE Report : Ethanol Is Key for Increased Engine Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … According to the DOE’s 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review, the internal combustion engine is one of the most promising and cost-effective approaches to improving fuel economy in the

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Big Oil’s Not So Smart Campaign

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … If Big Oil truly believed its product (oil) was better than ethanol, why not launch a campaign on the greatness that is oil. Perhaps Big Oil could

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Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School Visits Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five high schools students today toured the Guardian Energy ethanol plant to gain a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, from Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial

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Minnesota to Receive $8M from USDA for 165 Stations

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota has been awarded an $8 million grant from the USDA to install or retrofit 620 flex fuel pumps in 165 stations in the state. In a

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Waste to Wisdom Project Shows Biomass Energy Potential

(Humboldt State University/Biomass Magazine)  A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops,

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Bumper Corn Crop Good for Ethanol Industry and RFS Argument

(WNAX)  A near record corn crop in the U.S. and a record crop in Nebraska is good news for the ethanol industry. USDA recently projected U.S. corn yields at 168

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New Design Reports Published by U.S. Department of Energy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) pursues a pathway approach for advancing research and development (R&D) of converting biomass into renewable fuels and products. Following the BETO’s successful demonstration of

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Balance Stover Sales with Needed Field Cover: Iowa State Soils Expert

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Mahdi Al-Kaisi is not against using corn stover to make cellulosic ethanol products, and he isn’t against baling stubble for use in a livestock

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Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil

by Tona Kunz  (Argonne National Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation. The

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Supply Chain Sustainability Analyses Completed

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This fiscal year, three Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis (SCSA) reports were published through Argonne National Laboratory. The SCSAs use a life-cycle analysis approach to identify energy

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USDA Seeks Applications for REAP Loans, Grants

(US Department of Agriculture/Biomass Magazine)  USDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. “Helping

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Multifunctional Landscapes: Site Characterization and Field-Scale Design to Incorporate Biomass Production into an Agricultural System

by Herbert Ssegane, M. Cristina Negri, John Quinn, Meltem Urgun-Demirtas (Biomass and Bioenergy)  Design of a multifunctional landscape by integrating cellulosic biofuel production into an existing agricultural system.  The design does

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Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working to develop the advanced biofuels industry in a way that

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Global Biodiesel Focus 2015 — December 10-11 — Singapore

  Global Biodiesel Focus 2015  —  December 10-11 —  Singapore

From 10-11 December 2015, ENOMRE China will host Global Biodiesel Focus 2015 in Singapore, after successfully held this conference, ENMORE will cover new ways to assess and act on profitable

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More Biofuel, Using Less Land

by Éanna Kelly (Science|Business)  The problem: Finding efficient ways of producing ethanol from cellulose plant material such as corn husks or stalks, is a long-term research objective. The answer: Now scientists

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New Report on Global Biodiesel Market 2015-2019

(PR Buzz)  Research analysts forecast the global biodiesel market to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% over the period 2014-2019. There has been an unprecedented interest in biofuels over the

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Advanced Biofuels USA Featured in Frederick County, Maryland Sustainability Newsletter

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Frederick County, Maryland, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) featured local nonprofit Advanced Biofuels USA in its Fall 2015 newsletter.   “So many people only know about

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NC Bioenergy Council Meeting: Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program — December 10, 2015 — Statesville, NC

  NC Bioenergy Council Meeting:  Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program  —  December 10, 2015  —  Statesville, NC

This workshop will provide the opportunity for bioenergy industry stakeholders to meet and have a discussion on the current challenges and opportunities that exist in order to develop solutions that

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Canada Could Slash CO2 Emissions with Existing Technologies, Proven Policies

by Emily Chung (CBC News) Regulation or pricing of emissions is key, Council of Canadian Academies suggests  —  Canada could drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions and meet international climate change

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USDA Secretary Vilsack in Kissimmee to Make Biofuel Announcement

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Citgo Ethanol Station Hosts State, Federal, Investment News  —  Protec Fuel is proud to welcome U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee Citgo

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Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed

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Soapbox: Obama’s EPA Needs to More Aggressively Support Biodiesel

by Lisa Mortenson (Community Fuels/Sacramento Bee)   California took a major step forward in the fight against climate change recently by

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Kyle Nixon: EPA Biofuels Rule Could Hurt Economy

by Kyle Nixon (Novozymes/Omaha.com)  Opinion:  Instead of sending money to overseas oil producers, the biofuels sector has provided financial stability

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Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of

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Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.

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USDA Provides Funding for More Than 1,100 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (October 26, 2015) announced that USDA is awarding loans and grants

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USDA Provides Funding for more than $1.8 Million Nebraska Renewable Energy Projects

(KTIC Radio)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA has selected Mid America Agri Products/Wheatland, LLC of Madrid, NE

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Court Appeal of Onida Ethanol Plant Not Slowing Plans as Construction to Start

by Stephen Lee (Capital Journal)  An attorney for a handful of Onida residents opposing the siting of a proposed new

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New Enzyme Boosts Profits, Cuts Chemical Use at Ethanol Plants

(Novozymes)  A typical facility can increase annual returns by up to $2.5 million.  —  Novozymes today (October 27, 2015) announced

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Vertically-Integrated Ethanol at Scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an

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Merger Mania: The Digest Looks at Rampant Biofuels Consolidation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced this week that it had acquired an ethanol production

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SugarEx Philippines — May 12-13, 2016 — Negros, Philippines

  SugarEx Philippines  —  May 12-13, 2016  —  Negros, Philippines

This unique Sugar exhibition held only once every 2 years and co-located with Philippines International Sugar Technology Conference 2016 is

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Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are

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Why Oil Is Cheap in October 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Conventional wisdom about declining oil prices, mostly originating from US Department of Energy/Energy

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Third Annual Forest Investment Conference — March 15-16, 2016 — New York, NY

  Third Annual Forest Investment Conference  —  March 15-16, 2016  —  New York, NY

RISI and DANA have combined forces to bring together the most compelling conference for the financial community and those engaged

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Startup in Focus — Israeli Startup Harnesses Algae to Treat Wastewater in Developing World

by Ruth Schuster and Noah Phillips (Haaretz.com)  Aquanos’ trick is to use algae to provide oxygen for the germs breaking down

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Alternative Fuels Symposium — November 5-6, 2015 — Cancun, Mexico

  Alternative Fuels Symposium —  November 5-6, 2015  —   Cancun, Mexico

The event is ideal for those who need to understand the latest developments in sustainable aviation fuels: Airlines (fuel procurement and

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea DEADLINE: November 30, 2015

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea     DEADLINE:  November 30, 2015

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   —   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past

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6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

  6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy  —   June 30 to July 03, 2016  —   KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   —   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past

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Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

by Clay Masters (National Public Radio)  … But this election cycle, ethanol is not the campaign force it once was. …

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FAA Partners with Indonesia’s DGCA to Advance Aviation Biofuels

by Juliet Van Wagenen (Avionics Magazine)  The FAA and Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have signed an agreement

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Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opens October 30

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest

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President Obama Is Turning His Back on the Renewable Fuel Standard

by former Senator Jim Talent (The Gazette)  I’m old enough to remember when energy first became a national security issue

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Common Ground: SD Farm Groups Differ on Policy, but Support Ethanol

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) … Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers

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AlgaeTec Cultivation Center Opens in Munich

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built a one-of-a-kind technical facility for algae cultivation at the

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Students, Prep Your Entries for Planet Forward Storyfest 2016!

(George Washington University)  Already dense urban populations are growing. What will tomorrow’s smart cities look like? How can they be

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ACE Members Pressure EPA, White House; Promote Octane Benefits of Ethanol

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/A,merican Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE members will keep working to help the EPA get the

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National FFA Convention and Expo — October 28-31, 2015 — Louisville, KY

  National FFA Convention and Expo —  October 28-31, 2015  —  Louisville, KY

As an Expo exhibitor, Growth Energy will have the opportunity to help thousands of young leaders explore career and educational

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FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, and no organization prepares them to

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Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to

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ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to

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High-Tech Maintenance at Ethanol Plants

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol plants tap into vibration, ultrasound, infrared and laser technologies.  …  Along with their

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Volkswagen’s Woes Could Affect Ethanol Plants

by James L. Pray (Ethanol Producer Magazine/BrownWinick Law Firm)  … Diesel-powered Volkswagen cars and ethanol plants share more than their common

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Fuel Says It Lost $10 Million Worth of Ethanol after Zinwa Cut Water Supplies over $7.3 Million Debt

(The Insider/The Source)  Green Fuel says it has lost $10 million worth of ethanol and power after the Zimbabwe National

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LowCVP to Focus on Cutting Emissions from Trucks

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)  To coincide with its participation in the new Freight in the City event (27 October, Alexandra Palace)

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European Investment Bank May Invest in Biodiesel Plant in Croatia

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank is evaluating a EUR38 million investment in a EUR50

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Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in

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Statoil Announces New Biodiesel Based on Offal

by Peder Qvale  (TU (Google translation))  Should cost as much as regular diesel.  —  For a few weeks back, the

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Advanced Fuels from Farm Trash: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Activities in Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels

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Goin’ Green; County Vehicle Fleet Now Using Biodiesel Fuel

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  Hawaii County’s vehicle fleet is a little bit more green thanks to a local partnership

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County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma

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Carbon Offset Trading – Managing Risk in a Time of Regulatory Uncertainty

by Joshua Belcher and David McCullough (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan/Biofuels Digest)  Over the past decade, the market for carbon offsets

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VIETNAM PRESS-Ethanol project faces problems on low demand, high costs – Vietnam Economic Times

(Daily Mail/Reuters)  Four of Vietnam’s six ethanol plants have been inactive as a deadline set by the government to switch

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Biofuels – High-Octane Payoff …

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Ethanol’s inherently high octane rating makes it attractive for meeting fuel economy and greenhouse gas targets

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

(Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials/Biofuels Digest)  Camelina sativa; Carinata; Pongamia; Macauba palm tree; Gliricidia sepium; Starchy wastewater; Industrial waste gases; Seed

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The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Nova’s Scenarios for Biomass Supply through 2050

by Stephan Piotrowski, Michael Carus and Roland Essel (nova-Institut /Biofuels Digest) How much biomass can be sustainably produced globally by 2050?

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17 Pyromaniax Changing the Energy Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … 17 — count them, 17 — different pyrolytic technology centers in the UK  … Tyre

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Now on Deck: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial Review of Energy R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  QTR 2015 describes the current energy landscape, the potential for improvement in systems and technologies,

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Views from Napa Valley: A Peak at California’s Low Carbon Fuels Program

by Michele Rubino (Biofuels Digest)  … AB 32 is now implemented covering the entire economy in California. Markets for carbon allowances

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

No Rich White Guy Left Behind: The Selling of Electric Cars as Zero Emission Vehicles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars and their $1600 cost per ton for CO2 reduction. And, yep, you’re paying for

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Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Biofuel Production

by Michelle Fredrickson (WSU News)  A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop

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Biofuel and Electric Buses for Cape Town

by Bekezela Phakathi  (Business Day Live)  BUSES powered by biofuel and electricity are on the cards for Cape Town.  The

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Feedstock Tax Barrier Removed by India Government Allowing Rapid Expansion of Biodiesel

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that the Government of India Revenue Department

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Guest Post: The Petrobras Corruption Scandal and Brazil’s Ethanol Sector

by Luis Ferreira Alvarez (Council on Foreign Relations)  As Brazil’s Petrobras corruption investigation continues to roil its economy and politics,

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Seeking Better Biofuels

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute transform biomass into energy-rich fuel molecules  —

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Building Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Portfolios

by Rajdeep Golecha (Biomass Magazine)  The amount of risk in supply variation a biorefinery is willing to accept will depend

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students Visit Al-Corn Ethanol Plant

by William Morris (Owatonna People’s Press)  A group of Owatonna High School students got an in-depth look at a possible

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama’s Carbon Emission Hypocrisy

by former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) (The Hill)  On November 30, President Obama will join leaders from 196 nations in

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Drought Stress in Plants

(HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology)  Jeremy Schmutz, faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has received a grant from the

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Wastewater Treatment Facilities Turning to Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Uses

by Richard Lowrie (KROHNE/Biofuels Digest)  Many US wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are beginning to use anaerobic digesters to produce biogas

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Association Launches Annual Statistical Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) publicly released its annual Statistical Report, with

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Novozymes Q3 2015 Update: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes is “the world leader in bioinnovation”. The company’s business is industrial enzymes, microorganisms, and

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the

October 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Poet Biorefining Plant Uses Wood Waste to Power Its Facility

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet Biorefining in Chancellor, S.D., is currently powering its plant with wood waste from

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s RFS Proposal Risks Ending America’s Rural Renaissance

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse) When President George W. Bush signed the law creating the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005 to

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Support, Opposition Grow Over Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 21, the Advanced Biofuels Association, along with the Petroleum Marketers Association and other

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

A Message For EPA: Get Real on Emissions and Clean Fuels!

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  In the aftermath of revelations of how Volkswagen had their thumb on

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil to Allow Voluntary B20 and B30 Blending with an Eye on B100

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the National Council on Energy Policy CNPE has issued a ruling that opens

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Hassan’s Bio-Fuel Model May Be a Game-Changer

by Dipankar Chakraborty (Bangalore Mirror)  This may reduce country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel to meet energy needs, say experts With

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Viability of Aviation Biofuels Remains Distant, Say Experts

by Thierry Dubois (AIN Online)  Air France uses 10 percent of biofuel on a weekly Toulouse-Paris flight.  —  Biofuels for

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Risk Assessment Models Prove Unreliable at Predicting Which Biofuel Crops Are Likely to Become Invasive Weeds

(PR Web)  Several of the plants grown as biofuel crops have proved to be invaders in some environments – spreading

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA OIG Plans to Look at RFS Lifecycle Impacts Should Be Good for Biofuels

(25 x ’25)  The announcement by EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that it will begin preliminary research on lifecycle

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Marginal Soil Can Make for Good Biofuel Crops

(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)  Switchgrass, a perennial native to the tallgrass prairie, is one of the most promising bioenergy crops

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  During the Senate Finance Committee’s July markup, Senator Charles Grassley offered an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Maria

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

3D Ocean Farm Creator Wins 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

by Karissa Rosenfield (Arch Daily)  The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced GreenWave as the winner of its 2015 Fuller Challenge – “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.”

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodico Presents Results of Five-Year Biofuel Study to Navy, Energy Commission and Governor’s Office

(Business Wire/Biodico)  Biodico, a sustainable biofuel and bioenergy company, today announced that the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering and Expeditionary

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Birth of New Bioeconomy Supply Chain & Feedstock: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma and Resonance Carinata

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?

by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business)  … From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Government Confuses Me

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The purpose of good government has gotten all tangled up in political posturing and

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon Sowed Doubt About Climate Science for Decades by Stressing Uncertainty (Part 6)

by David Hasemyer and John H. Cushman Jr.  (Inside Climate News)  Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Highlighting the Allure of Synfuels, Exxon Played Down the Climate Risks (Part 5)

by John H. Cushman Jr. (InsideClimate News)  In the 1980s, Exxon lobbied to replace scarce oil with synthetic fossil fuels,

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Electric Shocks Big Oil: California’s New Emissions Law Enlists Utilities to Help Wean Drivers off Gasoline.

by Mark Hertsgaard (Bloomberg Businessweek)  When California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 350 on Oct. 7, it looked like a

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Official Guide to the 2016 US Presidential Elections for the Bio-Curious

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s for it? Who wants to phase it out? Who wants to end it, not

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Landfill Methane: Capture for Cash, Compliance & Clean Air — November 10, 2015

  WEBINAR:  Landfill Methane: Capture for Cash, Compliance & Clean Air  —  November 10, 2015

The U.S. EPA is tightening up its existing landfill methane regulations. Under its proposals, new, modified and existing landfills will

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models (Part 3)

by Lisa Song, Neela Banerjee, David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Avalara)  The growth of the biodiesel market in recent years is largely due to the enactment of the Renewable Fuels

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

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