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2015: A Missed Opportunity for Biofuels

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  To say that 2015 was an overall disappointment for the biofuels industry would be an understatement. With the price of oil hovering from

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Biogas Integration for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine)  As cellulosic ethanol production facilities have come online, anaerobic digesters have been colocated at the plants to recover biogas from soluble residues inherent in the

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Roeslein Halfway Done with First Phase of Massive AD Project

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Construction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about halfway complete and on schedule to be operational by the

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

A Transformative Project: Total’s La Mède Conversion

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce renewable diesel—a first in France and just the

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Producers Applaud EPA’s Final Rule, Continue Push for RFS Reform

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of final renewable volume obligations for 2014 through 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the Advanced Biofuels

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Improves Final RVOs

(Growth Energy)  Final rule breaks through so-called blend wall — Growth Energy and its members are pleased to see that the President and the Environmental Protection Agency have recognized the need

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RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that refiners have to meet

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Association Welcomes Renewable Fuels Announcement

(National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applauded the Obama administration Monday for reducing America’s dependence on high-carbon fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubio Commits to Supporting RFS through 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Sen. Marco Rubio speaking about the Renewable Fuel Standard in Council Bluffs Iowa, said “Whether you like it or not, it isn’t fair

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. The patent describes using

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Enerkem One of Two Canadian Companies Invited to Paris for Solutions COP21

(Enerkem)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, is pleased to have been selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (France’s

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer,

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Biobased Platform Chemicals: A Clean Credible Solution To Support Climate Action

by Marcel van Berkel (GF Biochemicals/Biofuels Digest)  There is a clear and growing need for new chemical building blocks. … For instance, fuels and additives derived from local-sourced cellulosic waste can offset

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Launches Clean Energy Investment Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Department of Energy)  In Washington, as part of a series of linked announcements for the launch of the Paris Climate Summit this week, the Obama

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Gates, Zuckerberg, Branson, Bezos, Steyer, Khosla, Doerr, 20 Others Form Breakthrough Energy Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, 28 business leaders and organizations launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, with Coalition chairman Bill Gates stating that “The existing system of basic research,

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Scandal Proves Boon to Biodiesel Seller

by Eric Blaisdell (Rutland Herald)   Black Bear Biodiesel recently ended its first season selling environmentally friendly fuel on a high note, thanks to the transgressions of a German automaker, and

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

News: Will the United Nations Climate Summit Allow Shipping to Slip under the Emissions Radar Twice?

(Carbon War Room/Rocky Mountain Institute)  Eighteen years after shipping was recognized under the Kyoto Protocol as an industry in need of emissions reductions, the Paris climate talks run the risk

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The $2 Trillion Stranded Assets Danger Zone: How Fossil Fuel Firms Risk Destroying Investor Returns

(Carbon Tracker)  … Our analysis here focuses on the marginal production between the IEA 450 Scenario and business as usual for the coal, gas and oil sectors to 2035. … It is clear

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa Seeks Insolvency Protection, Takes a Voyage to the Bottom of the Bond Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, NASDAQ shares in Abengoa SA plunged 49% in Wednesday trading after the embattled renewable energy developer said it would seek bankruptcy protection

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Precourt Institute and TomKat Center Award $2.1 Million for Energy Research

by Mark Shwartz  (Stanford University) The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Boost Biodiesel Output to Meet New Mandates -Industry

by Emily Chow (Reuters)  * Expected to boost biodiesel output capacity by a fifth next year * It will be enough to support B15 and B20 next year-industry exec *

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production Hits Record as Distillers Are Flush with Corn

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg News/Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel) Flush with grain from the third-largest U.S. corn harvest, ethanol distilleries are cranking out unprecedented amounts of the biofuel. Ethanol production last week

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Oil Price and Current Lack of Government Support Stalls British Airways’ Waste to Jet Biofuel Project

(GreenAir Online)  A pioneering industry partnership between British Airways and Solena Fuels to build a facility to the east of London that would convert municipal solid waste (MSW) to around

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Birthplace of Major Technologies: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, more than 4,300 are employed at PNNL; the FY14 business volume was $1.02 billion. The Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Rise in Dried Grains Supply for Use as Animal Feeds Due to Increased Global Production of Biofuels

(Irish Examiner)  Due to increased global production of biofuels, there is a greater supply of associated protein-rich by-products such as distillers dried grains available for use as animal feed. These have

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Tough questions asked at industry conferences, and elsewhere on the industry circuit. Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for Its Renewable Gasoline

(Ensyn/Biomass Magazine)  Robert Graham, chairman of Ensyn Corp., is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. EPA for its renewable gasoline product,

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Concludes US Pellet Exports No Threat to Southern Forests

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners and U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, finds the U.S. export

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Set to Issue Ethanol Fuel Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Pro-ethanol forces say concern over the “blend wall” is overblown and that cars manufactured today are certified to run on higher-blend fuels. In their ads

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

It’s In the Plan: EPA Offers Clues on Woody Biomass Utilization

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Over the past several months, biomass stakeholders have expressed frustration at the administration’s failure to label the use of biomass feedstocks as carbon neutral.  The

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Expected to Nudge Higher Biofuels Mandates: Sources

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes

November 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil Jobs Lost: 250.000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

by Charles Kennedy (Oilprice.com)  Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the

November 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Tribal Partnerships Fuel Sustainable Aviation

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  Alaska Airlines will conduct a demonstration flight in 2016 using 1,000 gallons of jet fuel made from forest scraps. The aviation biofuel was

November 26, 2015 Read Full Article

A Time to Take Stock: Advanced Biofuels as a Solution

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A time for taking stock and giving thanks; for appreciating the value of creating a truly sustainable renewable energy future. A recent press release, Vapor

November 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Low Gas Prices Good for Ethanol Industry and Farmers

by Chuck Abbott (Agriculture.com)  Americans are back on the road for the first time since 2008, lured, in part, by low gasoline prices expected to persist through the new year. Travel

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

What Corporate America Is Saying to Investors about Climate Risk

(Influence Map)  An analysis of SEC 10-K filings by the 20 leading US industrial companies …  — The findings in this report complement the existing CERES/CookESG Research SEC sustainability search tool, which covers

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Taiwanese Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Produce Algae Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Taiwan, researchers at the National Taiwan University have developed a synthetic magnetic nanoparticle that helps to harvest oil from microalgae. The nanoparticles are produced

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE Successfully Reaches 2G Bioethanol Pre-Industrial Scale in a 300-Liter Fermenter

(DEINOVE) DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals from non-food biomass with its Deinococcus bacteria, announced today that it has produced 2G ethanol

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Indonesia’s Biodiesel Push Is Vital for Emission Cuts Target: Group

by Michael Taylor (Reuters)  Indonesia’s biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in 2015, an industry body said, adding that increased demand was

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions. … Today,

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Whole Crop Utilization: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory’s BioEnergy Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Commercializing Biobased Products: Opportunities, Challenges, Benefits, and Risks (RSC Green Chemistry)

by Seth W Snyder (Editor, Contributor), James H Clark (Editor), George Kraus (Series Editor), Gene Peterson (Contributor), Beth Calabotta (Contributor), Stephen Hughes (Contributor), Robert E. Kozak (Contributor) & 14 more

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

In Search of Renewable Butadiene: Genomatica, Braskem Hit Key Milestone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Butadiene is beginning to emerge from the Braskem Genomatica collaboration.  But could it be that the real significance lies not in progress with butadiene, but in Big

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Here’s How the U.S. Can Dump Fossil Fuels for Good

by  Joe Uehlein and May Boeve (Grist.org)  The world must go fossil-free — and fast. But the proposals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that the U.S. and other countries are

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Are So Many Americans Skeptical about Climate Change? A Study Offers a Surprising Answer.

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Concludes US Pellet Exports No Threat to Southern Forests

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners and U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, finds the U.S. export

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

AP Fact Check: Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Review Raises Alarm in Maine over Potential Increase of Ethanol in Gasoline

by Whit Richardson (Portland Press Herald)  Critics say the change would cost drivers, farmers, fuel sellers and small-engine equipment owners. …  But that report is clearly politically motivated to sway

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

World’s First Biofuel Facility to Operate Entirely on Renewable Heat and Power to Go Online

Biodico/Business Wire)  Biodico, a sustainable biofuel and bioenergy company, today announced its Biodico Westside Facility, the world’s first biofuel production facility that operates entirely on renewable heat and power generated

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Sequencing Algae’s Genome May Aid Biofuel Production

by James Urton (University of Washington)  … University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of one of these algae. As they recently reported in the journal PLOS Genetics, it

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Pertamina to Buy 1.84 million Kilolitre of Fatty Acids for Biodiesel

(Jakarta Globe)  State energy giant Pertamina has signed contracts with 11 biofuel companies to supply 1.84 million kiloliter of fatty acid methyl ester, a chemical used to create biodiesel. The

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Bashes Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury has criticised large multinational corporations for promoting biofuels. The minister spoke at a keynote on the 40th anniversary of the International Food

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Banks: Ethanol Is a Bad Deal for Vt.

by David Banks ( American Council for Capital Formation/Times Argus)  Not a single gallon of fuel ethanol is produced in Vermont, and almost none of the corn harvested in the

November 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

RIL Tanks up on Biofuels to Cut Emissions

Kalpana Pathak (Business Standard)  In this last of a 5-part series, we look at Reliance Industries and the steps it is taking to reduce its carbon footprint  …   In

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

ABFA Speaks Out on Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Today the Advanced Biofuels Association sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership that expressed concern about changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. The

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course — December 8-10, 2015 — Chicago, IL

  Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course  —   December 8-10, 2015   —   Chicago, IL

The success of Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course has spawned interest in a follow-up course to help understand the growing bio-renewable sector and how it is increasingly interacting with fossil

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington State Judge Rules that States Have a “Mandatory Duty” to “Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the Air Quality for the Current and Future Generations”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling that the “scientific evidence is clear that the current rates

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Biotech Innovation Showcase and Partnering for Growth Forum — March 30-31, 2016 — Ankeny, IO

  Biotech Innovation Showcase and Partnering for Growth Forum —  March 30-31, 2016  —  Ankeny, IO

Partnering for Growth’s Biotech Innovation Showcase will be held on March 30th and is an investor conference that presents early-

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard Creates Revenue Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Starting January 2016, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard goes into effect, meaning you can be paid

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineering Microorganisms for Bio-Based Products: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to enEvolv

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  enEvolv engineers microorganisms to produce bio-based products. We work with partners in therapeutics, nutrition, energy

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Low oil prices, company mergers or evolving business strategies may be easily spun

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

‘Spill’: A Devastating Account of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kevin Nance (The Washington Post)  … What we don’t remember, if we ever knew it in the first place, is

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Alberta to Introduce Economy-Wide Carbon Tax in 2017

(Washington Post/Reuters)  The government of Canada’s Alberta province, home to the country’s controversial oil sands, said Sunday that it will

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Vapor Capture System Fabricated by Greenbelt Resources Exceeds Performance Expectations

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/Business Wire)  For many in the California wine region, the 2015 crush was an interesting year due to

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

API Push Poll Proved False by Real Poll

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen dismissed a push poll released today by the

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil and Biofuels Lobby White House on Renewable Fuel Standard Ahead of Nov. 30 Deadline

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the lead-up to the administration’s release of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it’s been

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Security and Reducing GHGs in Transportation: The Vital Role of Biofuels

by Dr. Bruce E. Dale (Michigan State University/25 x ’25)  U. S. renewable fuel policy has two primary objectives: 1)

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

From Sci-fi to Reality Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Real to Farmers

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  Five years ago when Nevada, Iowa, farmer Brian Sampson first heard about harvesting corn stover

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Create Tax Incentives for Renewable Chemicals

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently introduced legislation that aims to provide tax credits for

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowships Recognise Advances that Could Soon Be Saving Lives

(NationMultiMedia.com)  L’OREAL (THAILAND), backed by the Thai National Commission for Unesco, has granted fellowships to six women researchers to foster

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Has Competition as Ethanol’s Leading Grain

by Anna McConnell (Agriculture.com)  In terms of ethanol production, corn has some competition this winter— grain sorghum. The grain, also

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Pelosi to Obama: Boost U.S. Biofuels Program ahead of Paris Talks

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and three other lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama not

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

GHG Emissions Reductions Due to the RFS2

by Susan Boland and Stefan Unnasch  (Life Cycle Associates)   The RFS2 has resulted in aggregate GHG emissions reductions from the use

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: E85Prices.com Website, App Upgraded

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a redesigned version of its popular fuel market website

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

What a Weakened RFS Program Means for the State of Iowa and this Country

by Joe Hrdlicka (Biofuels Digest/Iowa Biotechnology Association)  Iowa’s investment in biofuels, driven by the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), has

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Bio BTX Molecules Coming Your Way: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax Update: Anellotech Raises $7M from Mystery Investor, Takes on Key Scale-Up Data Task

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will fund 25M high unit, Operational in 2016, to confirm viability of confirm viability Bio-TCat

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms Work together on Miscanthus in Missouri

(Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms)  Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms recently announced their long-term partnership agreement in which

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Call for Statement of Interest for South Africa Biofuels Technology Demonstration Programme Grant

(South Africa Department of Science and Technology)The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Impact of Real-World Driving on Emissions from UK Cars and Vans

(Committee on Climate Change)  Passenger cars and vans contribute to 17% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore have

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps

(Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2015) that Virginia, in partnership with Maryland, was

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Novozymes Slams EU’s State of the Energy Union for Shortsightedness

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Commission released its 1st State of the Energy Union, presented by

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

UT-Led Research Benefiting Alternate Fuels, Materials

(University of Tennessee)  As interest in biofuels has surged in recent years, the question about how to best handle lignin—a

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Distribution Facility Could Come to Maumelle

by Drew Petrimoulx  (ArkansasMatters.com)  Plans to build a multi-million gallon ethanol distribution facility in central Arkansas have some in the

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Could Fuel Commercial Business

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  It started as an innovative way to inspire students, but with big business continuing to come

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Mathieu Flamini’s No Fuel

(The Sun)  Mathieu Flamini has kept a big secret from family, friends and team-mates for SEVEN years.  But today in

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Financing Aviation Biofuels, Creatively: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to SkyNRG and the Fly Green Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2016 — February 17-19 — Washington, DC

  Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2016  —  February 17-19  —  Washington, DC

WHAT’S WORKING NOW IN THE ADVANCED BIOECONOMY?   New fuels, chemicals, and materials are changing our ideas of performance, cost and

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Play All Our Cards on Climate, Including Biodiesel

by former Sen. Byron Dorgan (The Hill)  … Like a smart poker player, we have to capitalize on the good cards we

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

How Michigan’s New Road Funding Plan Affects Alt-Fuel Vehicles

by Tony Antonelli (Next Gen Transportation News)  … Notably, three of the bills – H.B.4736, H.B.4738 and H.B.4614 (now P.A.174, P.A.176

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Calls for the 21st Presidential Green Chemistry Award Nominations — DEADLINE: December 31, 2015

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Program promotes environmental and economic benefits of using novel green technologies in chemical design, manufacture, and use

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Cowichan Opens Biodiesel Station with New PoS Technology

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Cowichan Energy Alternatives, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are holding

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Production, Planned Projects on the Rise

(US Department of Energy/U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biodiesel Magazine)  A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Loses Its Few Friends

by Marita Noon (Breitbart)  Early in his campaign, now top-tier Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, supported ethanol—a position for which I

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Reports Strong Consumer Adoption of Renewable Diesel as Retail Sales Rise 300 Percent in Southern California

(Propel Fuels/PR Newswire)  Drivers Choose Superior Performance, Better Value and Cleaner Emissions of Diesel HPR  —  Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Analysing the Biofuel Industry in the United States 2015

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biofuel Industry in the United States – 2015” report

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Understanding Biofuels 2015 – Basics of Biofuels, the Different Types of Biofuels Available, the Various Uses, Advantages, and Disadvantages of Biofuel

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Understanding Biofuels” report to their offering. This research brings

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Research Facility Network Catalyses Europe’s Biomass Potential

(CORDIS/Phys.Org)  Completed in September 2015, the four-year BRISK project brought together 26 partners from across Europe – various academic and

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Low Carbon Corporate Initiative Could Halt 65% of Climate Problem

(Sustainable Business)  Corporations obviously has a big role to play in tackling climate change – so big, in fact, that the

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST

  WEBINAR:  BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom  —  December 10, 2015  —  4:00PM to 4:45PM EST

(US Department of Energy)  Biofuel is the only viable substitute for petroleum-based liquid transportation fuel in the near term. It

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Cellulosic Ethanol Has Finally Arrived

by WIlliam Tucker (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  … Cellulosic ethanol, capable of recycling crop wastes into fuel, may be here.  On the

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

SD, VA Projects Receive USDA Value-Added Grant Funding

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Five bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a

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Renewable Fuel Proponents Speaking up as EPA Decision Draws Near

(Ohio’s Country Journal)  National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling has urged President Obama to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS in the Limelight

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen presents his annual in and out list…    In January,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Debunking Biofuels: Do They Really Raise Food Prices?

by Melissa Pariettin(MSN.com)  … Many factors determine the price of food in the U.S. If the introduction of the RFS (Renewable

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

University OF Illinois Research: Study Shows How Crop Prices and Climate Variables Affect Yield and Acreage

(University of Illinois/AgriMarketing)  When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of

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2015 BCN – AI Bio Conference — November 22-25 — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  2015 BCN – AI Bio Conference  —  November 22-25  —  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Researchers, biotech companies and policymakers will gather in Edmonton on Nov. 22-25, 2015, for “Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Renmatix to Develop Its First Commercial Biorefinery Next Year

by Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg Business)  Renmatix Inc., a U.S. maker of technology for cellulosic biomaterials, will develop its first commercial biorefinery

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

The Washington Auto Show® — January 22-31, 2016 — Washington, DC

  The Washington Auto Show® —  January 22-31, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The central address where automotive industry meets public policy, The Washington Auto Show® routinely draws national leaders to its Public

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

India Needs Innovative Ideas to Make Bio-Diesel: Railway Minister

(Business Standard)  India needs to emanate innovative ideas to manufacture bio-diesel by efficiently utilising waste resources, besides judiciously using water

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Roadside Gumweed in Nevada Could Be Used as Jet Fuel for the Military

by Whip Villarreal (University of Nevada, Reno)  College of Ag, Biotech and Natural Resources leads research project at University of Nevada,

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EPA Issues Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price at $1.33

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price Calculation for 2016

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

(PR Newswire/BCC Research)  This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Large Glycerin Refinery about to Open

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ new glycerin refinery in Claypool, Indiana, will soon be operational. The company

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Simple Fuel, Simple Engine, Simple Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

C3E Women in Clean Energy Awards Nominations Open for $8,000 in 8 Categories DEADLINE: January 8, 2016

The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognize rising women working to advance clean, renewable sources of energy,

November 18, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

South-East European Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy — April 5-7, 2016 — Sophia, Bulgaria

  South-East European Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  —  April 5-7, 2016  —  Sophia, Bulgaria

The EE & RE Exhibition 2015 has put on display a great set of existing energy technologies as it was

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

  12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries   —  May 30-June 1, 2016  — Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Leaders Press Congress on Reformed Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Critical Incentive Has Remained Expired All Year  —  Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

What a Difference a Year Makes for European Ethanol

by Caroline Knight (Platts The Barrel)  The European ethanol community gathered in Budapest over the first week of November to look

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Hardwood Biofuels Researched Using Poplar Trees

by Dennis Farrell (The Daily Evergreen)  …  A regional consortium for sustainable biofuels is teaming up with multiple companies and

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Making Profits Despite Lower Price of Fuel

(Bloomberg/McClatchy-Tribune/Star Tribune)  Low prices at the gas pump have put a persistent squeeze on Midwest ethanol producers, but most are

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EPA’s Final RVO Rule and the Myth of Falling Gasoline Demand

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  One of the oil industry’s favorite talking points in its campaign to repeal the

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

What Facts Are Really Facts?

by Matt Reese (Ohio’s Country Journal)  …  The heated debate over the RFS really ramped up in recent weeks with

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Portland, Oregon Rejects Fossil Fuels in Landmark Resolution

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Yesterday, NY State took a stand against fossil fuels by rejecting a LNG plant, and now Portland, Oregon issued a landmark resolution

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New Research Shows Electric Cars 50 Percent Cleaner Compared to Gasoline Over Their Lifetime

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Do battery electric vehicles really reduce global warming emissions compared to gasoline cars? The answer is

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

It’s Easy to Buy “Green Power.” Making a Difference Is a Little Harder.

by  David Roberts  (VOX)  … In certain specialized markets, RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) can be expensive and have substantial direct impact

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Federal Ethanol Mandate Imposes $42 Billion Fuel Tax on California

(Center for Regulatory Solutions)  San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer and other national political figures have sold out California’s economy by

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Crucial to Clean Energy Future

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With rapidly growing energy demands, our nation and others must invest in homegrown

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Study Shows Potential for Growth in Biofuels from Corn Stover

by Jessica Eise (Phys.Org)  Making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore,

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass

(Hamrick Engineering/Your Oil and Gas News)  Hamrick Engineering is pleased to announce the granting of a broad patent for extracting

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Oils that Aint Oils: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Novvi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novvi LLC is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio created

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Skyfill: Where the Sky Is a Free Sewer, Are Bioeconomy Thermodynamics Extremely Flawed from the Get Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As the reader notes, much of the original underlying biomass is not utilized when we

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Latin America — December 1-3, 2015 — Mexico City, Mexico

  Ethanol Latin America  —  December 1-3, 2015  —  Mexico City, Mexico

A truly unique opportunity to meet, network and do business with Latin American Producers F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin Amercia is

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Urbanna High School Environmental Science Classes Share Insights about Biofuels

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Education encompasses a core part of Advanced Biofuels USA’s mission.  We meet this is

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Truth about Ethanol

by John Sedbrook (The Hill)  The American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry wrote in these pages, in no uncertain terms, that the

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

VIASPACE Reports Progress On Giant King® Grass Animal Feed

(VIASPACE/PRNewswire)   VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) has been working intensively on growing Giant King®Grass (GKG) in California at the VIASPACE

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

How Biofuel from Corn Stover Could Impact Grain Markets

(Farm Futures)  Biofuel from stover could favor continuous corn, other production changes  —  …  If technology and government support become

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Real Price of Natural Gas

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  A recent farmdoc daily article (August 19, 2015) documented that real (inflation-adjusted) prices of

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol: The Common Sense Approach

by Patty Mann (Sidney Daily News)  To the Editor:  Each day we are flooded with advertisements and messages. It’s easy to

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Pigs Can Regulate Sulfur in Distiller Grains

(AgriNews)  Distillers dried grains with solubles, a co-product of the ethanol industry, is becoming a more common ingredient in swine

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Should the U.S. End the Ethanol Mandate?

by Margo Oge & Robert Bryce (The Wall Street Journal/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  …  Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Change Is an Investment Risk, Says BlackRock

(CBC News)  With Paris summit looming, there will be ‘regulatory risk’ ahead of extreme weather risk  —  Climate change risk

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

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