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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, micro biofuel plants are those with a production capacity of up to

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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 will allow a coalition called the Kansas Better Blends Initiative

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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, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions,” examines the complex interaction of

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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 biomass for cooking in Ethiopian communities. With this objective Gaia Association

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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 existing sugar cane plantations and will use bagasse waste as feedstock. Sugar

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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. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and

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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 candid debate about the renewable fuel standard (RFS), policy amendments

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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. Zhilin Xie, continues to see success in optimizing the commercial

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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 facility space from Tweed Inc with plans to install two

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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 markets at a lower cost and create local employment. Along

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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 world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, with the capacity to produce

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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 sweetener, said it will start commercial output at its $36.6 million

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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 bowl of the country that would solve the end of

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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 public money for a startup biotechnology company in Rochester, N.Y.,

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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 the Union of Concerned Scientists. "It would be great if we

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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 ethanol for rising food prices. Don’t forget, the facility in

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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 says Thursday the grant will be matched by state and

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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 technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating

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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 effects of ozone exposure. The new standards, set at 70

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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 bringing in 90 permanent jobs at the site, and 150

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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 to climate change, following a call by two House Democrats for

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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 of Central Asia”by Taliban or ISIS forces. And, the US and

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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 what will work best for their operation and how they

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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 obviously adds a cost to our production and our products,”

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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 has reached out to the auto and transport industries to

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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, commercial airlines are looking for secure and reliable alternative jet

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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 and innovative technologies.The Green Chemistry Innovation Portal is a free

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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 2009 funding from the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). At the

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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 and other products. These projects are located around the country

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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 fact sheets give information about efforts to develop the advanced

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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 use of precious metals, like platinum. These are not only

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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 the European Union's largest maker of the biofuel said. The facility

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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 help reduce air pollution, Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan said

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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 catastrophic global warming. -- Transport emissions can only be reduced in

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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, you’re toast. Here’s a recent deck on avoiding the toaster,

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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 high-level White House staffers with close ties to oil companies

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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. ... In May, Carson said he “would probably be in favor of taking

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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 for the Obama administration to finalize three years of standards

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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 year. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry is showing its age. For

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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 near to mid-term. This, the DOE said, can be achieved

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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 tell us how oil doesn't raise food prices. Nevermind that recent

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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 Secondary School, toured the various processes of ethanol production at the

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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 statement today, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) said the grant

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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, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in

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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 bushels per acre, the second highest average yield on record,

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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 cost-competitive cellulosic ethanol production technologies—R&D efforts now focus on the

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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 operation. But he wants to make it clear that the single

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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 reports show that shale oil production generates greenhouse gas emissions

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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 consumption or environmental issues that may be associated with biofuel

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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 rural small businesses save money on energy costs strengthens their bottom

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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 not adversely offset current grain production for bioenergy crops. Maps of

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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 leads to positive impacts and that demonstrates responsible stewardship of

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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 at KU Leuven have succeeded in producing what they claim to

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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 past decade, primarily due to increase in crude oil prices, as

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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 corn-based ethanol.  And many list solar, wind and geothermal as

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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 commitments using existing commercially available technologies and policies that have

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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 E15 and E85 retail station today. The Secretary made a

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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 such a move would reduce national emissions by an average of 11%.  ---  The call for an end to renewable

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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 adopting an aggressive new low carbon fuel standard that will sharply reduce carbon pollution from our state’s famously car-crazy culture. It’s

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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 for rural farming communities right here at home. At the end of November the Environmental Protection Agency is due to issue

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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 biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives showed up to challenge them. Both

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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.  --  ... It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during the day and on biogas

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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 that will help more than 1,100 rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations.

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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 to receive $500,000 for ethanol production and Aaron Ross of Columbus, NE to receive $41,250 for wind energy. These two projects

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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 ethanol plant just outside of Onida argued in court Monday that Sully County leaders improperly gave the plant a special

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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 the launch of Avantec® Amp, an advanced enzyme product that improves yield and throughput in corn ethanol production, while increasing

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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 ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.0 billion gallons per year with 12 plants located in Atkinson, Nebraska; Bluffton, Indiana; Central

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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 facility in Hopewell, Virginia, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, from Future Fuels LLP.  It’s a sign of continuing

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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 recognising that nationally-appropriate taxes and trading schemes, as part of a well-aligned package of policies for low-carbon change, can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)

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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 Information Administration (DOE/EIA), says the fall of oil prices over the past fifteen months is simply a result of an

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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 our waste to breathe, rather than break the bank pumping in the gas.  --  ... That means 90% may have to

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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

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   ---   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past and continues to do so today. Bioenergy 2016 will showcase the bioenergy research in a global context and will bring

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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. ... "I think, ultimately, we need to get to a point where there aren't winners or losers based on subsidies or mandates

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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 to promote the development and use of sustainable, alternative aviation fuels, as well as additional environmental collaboration between the two

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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 cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director, Jonathan Male, alongside

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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 during the original energy crisis in the early 1970s. That was the first time America realized that we were dependent

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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 Union, the two general farm organizations that aren’t specific to a commodity or a species of livestock. The organizations differ

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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 Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn, to the south of Munich, Germany, in cooperation with Airbus Group. Efficient processes for producing

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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 sustainable? By 2050, nearly 70% of the world's population will be in urban areas, according to the UN. This surge will

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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 RFS on track will also continuing to work on other strategies to increase ethanol use, writes Brian Jennings.  --  ...

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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 rise up and meet the challenges that lie ahead like the National FFA Organization. Not only is FFA shaping the

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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 accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh.  --  The ethanol industry is

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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 the ethanol industry.  --  In 1995, ICM Inc. got its start with the purchase of the engineering, manufacturing and marketing

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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 impressive capabilities come impressive price tags—anywhere from a little under $2,000 for a single tool to $20,000 for a more

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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 tie to the auto industry.  Both must meet rigorous emission standards: For Volkswagen cars, it is the exhaust from the

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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 Water Authority (ZINWA) cut water supplies to its Chisumbanje ethanol plant for two months over a $7.3 million debt. ZINWA cut

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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) the LowCVP is calling on fleet operators, local authorities and others to join forces in building the market for heavy

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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 million biodiesel plant in Croatia that would produce fuel from animal fats and used cooking oil. The facility is to

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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 Hopewell, Virginia, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, from Future Fuels LLP. Operating at full capacity, the facility’s dry

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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 company launched Eco-1 a renewable diesel option that should cost around 11 million liters and be better for the environment.

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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 market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. The strategy includes: (1) improving existing ethanol production through differentiated agriculture seed

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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 that increases use of biodiesel.  It’s a small step toward a larger goal of reducing dependence on imported fuel sources

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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 is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity in that realm. The Yuma County

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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 has waxed and waned with the likelihood of a mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program being passed into law. 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 to biofuels is too far away while high cassava prices also lead to unprofitable operation, the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper

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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 and renewable fuel mandates, according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory report. Although ethanol has two-thirds the energy density of

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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 tobacco  READ MORE

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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? How much of the demand for food, feed, materials, bioenergy and biofuels can be met by this supply? Dr. Stephan Piotrowski,

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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 Pyrolysis: 2G BioPOWER 2G BioPOWER is developing a UK pyrolysis project to convert used tyres into partially renewable oil, steel and carbon black,

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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, and a wide-ranging set of related RDD&D opportunities. Energy technologies are assessed with respect to their potential security implications, economic

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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 and offsets are established and in full swing. The law is unmistakably driving change and investment in the private sector,

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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 it.  Electric cars have environmental benefits, no doubt about it, and anyone who drives one is making a contribution to

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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 computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels. Jean-Sabin McEwen, assistant professor in the Voiland

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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 City of Cape Town’s transport authority is due to issue a tender for the procurement of electric buses in 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 removed an important tax barrier to expanding biodiesel production in India, issuing an exemption on excise tax for feedstock. Biodiesel is

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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, the ethanol sector is emerging as a clear beneficiary. New government policies are boosting ethanol sales, chipping away at gasoline’s

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Seeking Better Biofuels

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute transform biomass into energy-rich fuel molecules  --   ..  JBEI researchers are zeroing in on concepts that others have decided are too difficult or would take too

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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 on its fundamental business strategy, and the amount of premium they are willing to pay to reduce risks associated with

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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 career in agribusiness Friday when their Agriculture Explorations class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont. The students got a bus tour

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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 to implement Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard , the state must first deal with some math that is both complicated and

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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 (RSB) certification for biomass produced from branches pruned from live fences of Gliricidia trees. The certification covers Biomass Supplies' work

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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 Paris for the COP 21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Ironically, that same day, his Environmental Protection Agency could

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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 National Science Foundation to study how switchgrass plants adapt to drought stress. Schmutz, who co-directs the Genome Sequencing Center at

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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 that can be used in their combined heat and power plants to generate electricity and heat. In addition, the plants

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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 MEPs Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) and Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA, HU) hosting. “Statistics confirm that, beyond myth, bioenergy has a lot

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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 biopharmaceutical ingredients. Novozymes’ biological solutions help companies make more from less, save energy and raw materials, and reduce waste. The result is higher

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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 direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover. In Florida, the hammer dropped swiftly and without warning

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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 leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, LBF manufactures pure biodiesel (B100)

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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 Spencer, Iowa. “We are a fuel-switching plant where we can switch to the most economical type of fuel,” said Dean Frederickson,

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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 support biofuels production, he explained that “Using ethanol and biodiesel will leave our air cleaner. And every time we use

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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 retail fuel groups, expressed opposition to changing the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders' tax credit. In July, the Senate Finance

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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 the scale as they cheated not just the EPA, but all of us who breathe the air, it raises serious

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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 the door for voluntary biodiesel blending of up to 20% for captive fleets and in public pumps, going as high

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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 more than one lakh trained farmers and local stakeholders from across 2,039 of the total of 2,584 villages, Karnataka's Hassan district

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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 aviation continue to face multiple challenges, the most daunting of which centers on ways to make production economical, according to

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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 rapidly and overwhelming surrounding natural ecosystems. Scientists at Virginia Tech used two of the best-respected and most widely used weed

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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 impacts of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be good news for the biofuels industry, providing the agency’s investigators

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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 in the United States, with potential to provide high-yield biomass on marginal soils unsuitable for traditional agricultural crops. New research by

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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 Cantwell, which would extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for two years. However, starting in 2016 it would

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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." The non-profit is responsible for designing the world's first multi-species 3D ocean farms with the intent to "restore ocean ecosystems

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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 Warfare Center presented the results of a five-year joint research and development project with Biodico to Assistant Secretary of the

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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 supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata is certified sustainable by the Roundtable

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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 Fuels, Engines and Emissions) tested three diesel cars: a Volkswagen Jetta, a Volkswagen Passat, and a BMW SUV. Besch took

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Government Confuses Me

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The purpose of good government has gotten all tangled up in political posturing and a seemingly single focus on getting re-elected, writes Mike Bryan. It seems to me that governments work in conflict with their

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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 uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion. ... No wonder: in the opening days of the oil-friendly Bush-Cheney administration, Exxon's chief lobbyist had

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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, but it glossed over the high carbon footprint associated with synfuels. Early in the 1980s, ... Exxon believed oil supplies could not

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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 huge win for the oil industry. The original version of the bill included a mandate to cut the state’s petroleum

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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 of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate impacts. In 1980, as Exxon Corp.

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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 mend it? When it comes to the 18 US presidential candidates in this cycle, the Iowa Caucuses are coming up

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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 he campaigned to stop global action to reduce fossil fuel emissions. Steve Knisely was an intern at Exxon Research and Engineering

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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 Standard in 2005. Both federal and state governments have incentivized the production of biofuels in order to decrease the environmental

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What Energy Will Power Tomorrow’s Trucks?

(CCJ Digital)  While there never may be a fuel as ideally suited to long-haul trucking as diesel, it’s a sure bet that fleet managers of the future will have new power sources at their disposal – both on and off

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Slice through Political Chatter this Election Season

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)   It is imperative for the biofuels industry to pay attention to what presidential candidates are saying about the nation’s energy policy and the RFS, writes Bob Dinneen. ... In the age of the 24-hour news cycle

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Blog: Colonel Korn, Andy, Sandy Impress in Videos about Ethanol

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Late last week, I received a press release from the Nebraska Ethanol Board about two new biofuel education videos starring cartoon characters Colonel Korn, Andy and Sandy. I watched the videos, and I have

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Biofuels for Transport: A Viable Alternative?

by Lew Fulton (International Energy Agency (IEA)/ OECD Observer)  Can biofuels truly compete with petrol? Recent projections suggest that ethanol could represent up to 5% of the world’s transport fuel by 2010. That figure may seem modest at first glance, but

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RFA: Oregon DEQ Shouldn’t Single out Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuel Association has written the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality a letter expressing displeasure with the state’s proposed amendments for its Oregon Clean Fuels Program. The association has been an enthusiastic supporter of

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Abengoa to Launch Bio-Alcohols Production in Early 2016

by  Yana Palagacheva (ICIS News)  ... After successfully establishing its alternative ethanol production route, Abengoa is now seeking to diversify its portfolio with its bio-alcohols project, particularly bio-butanol. “We have quite a wide branch of final products and right now we want to

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Uncertainty for Alleged Fraud in the Biodiesel Plant Barajas de Melo

(El Dario (Google translation))  ...  "What matters to Barajas de Melo and all its neighbors is that this plant is definitely over. They take four or five years building it and are talking about an investment of 30 million euros.

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In the U.S. Southeast, Natural Forests Are Being Felled to Send Fuel Overseas

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  Demand for wood pellet exports out of the southeastern U.S. is being driven almost exclusively by climate and energy policies in the U.K. and European Union. Europe's forests are often highly regulated, so European power companies

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Tyton BioEnergy Systems and Sunchem Announce Research and Commercial Partnership

(Tyton BioEnergy Systems) Tyton BioEnergy Systems and Sunchem announced today a research and commercial partnership combining Tyton’s research, development and commercial capabilities with Sunchem’s Solaris tobacco variety to establish a globally significant alliance to advance tobacco-based green chemicals and biofuels.

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