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Researchers to Produce Aviation Fuel from CO2, Waste Biomass

(Heriot-Watt University/Biomass Magazine)  Heriot-Watt University is to lead a £2 million ($2.98 million) project to develop low carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass. The multi-disciplinary project, funded

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He’s Going After Big Oil

by Laura Barron-Lopez (The Huffington Post)  He even wants to bar fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Restaurant Group Advocates the Use of Biodiesel

(Notimex/La Journada (Google translation))  Mexico City Mexican Restaurant Corporation (CMR) bet on the care of the environment by launching a project to reduce pollution of its truck fleet, which consists

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels as Seen by OPEC: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Biofuels in the World Oil Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In this year’s World Oil Outlook, OPEC writes:  The prospects for first generation biofuels are constrained by factors such as land use changes, excessive water

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Tax Extenders Legislation

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Copel Plans 480-kW Biogas Plant in Parana State – Report

by Lucas Morais  (See News)  Brazilian power utility Copel (BVMF:CPLE6) is partnering Brazil’s International Centre for Renewable Energy (CIBiogas) to develop a 480-kW biogas plant in Parana state. The project,

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ABUTEC Aids In Transformation of Manure into Renewable Energy

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  ABUTEC’s combustion technology is once again paving the way for waste-to-energy projects through its partnership with Roeslein Alternative Energy. With almost two million pigs housed throughout

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Biorefinery Market is Expected to Grow With 14% CAGR During 2015 – 2020: P&S Market Research

(P&S Market Research/PRNewswire)   The global biorefinery market was valued at $432.4 billion in 2014, and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 14.0% during 2015 – 2020. The

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers File Biomass Litigation on CPP

(American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council/Biomass Magazine)  American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

How Royal Dutch Shell and Other Companies Are Trying to Make Petroleum Products from Municipal Waste

by Hari Pulakkat (Times of India/The Economic Times)  …  Among the most advanced of the lot is Royal Dutch Shell, whose R&D centre in Bengaluru is now trying to scale

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

FTC Finalizes Proposed Labeling Requirements for Ethanol Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Federal Trade Commission has announced final amendments regarding ethanol blends above E10 to its fuel rating rule, which determines the fuel rating that

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

What $6 Trillion Could Do for Renewable Energy or “The Cost of War”

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  What if the nearly $6 trillion spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had been spent to generate economic activity for the ethanol industry,

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Six-Year Study Suggests Perennial Crop Yields Can Compete with Corn Stover

by Mark E. Griffin (Wisconsin Energy Institute/University of Wisconsin)  A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

More Bioethanol Plants to Rise in 2016 – Martin

(The Visayan Daily Star)  More molasses and cane-based bioethanol plants are expected to rise in the country in 2016, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday. In the first

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol Plants Produce Record 4 billion Gallons in 2015

(Associated Press/SF Gate)  An Iowa ethanol industry trade group says the state’s refineries produced more than 4 billion gallons of the corn-based fuel additive this year, a new record. The

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

ANCAP Effect: ALUR Start Selling Biodiesel Abroad

by Andrew Oyhenard  (El Observador (Google Translation))  Just a week after the executive define a brake on the mixture of bioethanol with gasoline and biodiesel with diesel, under the process of

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

REACHing towards Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Mercurius

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Looming Octane Shortage?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a time of rising gasoline demand and targets for higher engine efficiencies, the world could use more octane.  What about ethanol, and what about

December 29, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Accounts: Big News for Biodiesel

by David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University)  The domestic level of biodiesel use is mandated to increase to 2 billion gallons a year by 2017, double the minimum amount required

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Branched Ketone Biofuels as Blending Agents for Jet-A1 Aviation Kerosene

by Joseph Donnelly, Richard Horton, Kesavan Gopalan, Chris D. Bannister, and Christopher J. Chuck (Energy & Fuels) In this investigation a range of ketone biofuels produced from the alkylation of isoamyl alcohol

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Centre Offers Biofuel to Delhi to Check Pollution

(Business Standard)  The Centre is willing to offer one million litres of bio-diesel a day to the Delhi government to combat the rising menace of pollution, Union road transport and

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Students Experiment with Biofuels

by Sarah Wright (The Herald Independent) What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts? With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

TAE Seeks Ethanol Factory

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter of cassava—to develop a new 200,000 liter per day ethanol

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Former Hopewell Ethanol Plant Operator Moves into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by John Reid Blackwell (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  The former operator of an ethanol plant in Hopewell is now planning to pay its debts under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after several of

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Record Production Propels Industry in Face of EPA Rule

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EPA needs to stop micromanaging the RFS—allow the program to work as intended—and the record-setting ethanol industry will continue to perform for

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Striving for Clean, Infection-Free Ethanol Production

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two producers share stories of how they keep bacteria in check.  —  In the ethanol industry, having a reputation as a clean plant

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

ACE: Restored Tax Credit to Increase Availability of E85

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bipartisan congressional approval of recent legislation restoring tax credits for retail fuel station owners who buy equipment to offer alternative fuels could further increase

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA to Request Extension of Residue, Biomass Field Study

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published a notice announcing its intention to request a revision and extension of a currently approved information

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

RISC Notice Includes Projected 2017 RFS Rulemaking Timeline

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A notice published in the Federal Register by the Regulatory Information Service Center includes a projected timeline for the U.S. EPA’s rulemaking for the

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

DuPont Closing Vonore Biorefinery

by Melissa Erickson (The Daily Times)  By the end of the year, DuPont will close its biorefinery in Vonore, a facility that was built as a partnership with the state

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy’s River Pilot: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the USDA

by Valerie Reed (US Department of Agriculture/Biofuels Digest)   A great government agency is a little like a river pilot — doesn’t run the ship, but steps in as a vital

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development of biofuels for other countries, particularly Latin America? …  Not

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

NCCETC Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Continue Air Quality Improvement Efforts

(North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)  Funding now available for transportation-related emission reduction projects —  The North Carolina Department of Transportation (N.C. DOT) is continuing to support efforts led by

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, the European patents office has approved a Europe-wide patent forInKemia IUCT Group’s production process that creates second-generation biodiesel from glycerin through 2033. The

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

A Familiar Friend in Unfamiliar Times: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Sorghum

by Bill Rooney (Biofuels Digest/Texas A&M)  Sorghum has been identified by the US Department of Energy as an energy crop of interest. Owing to its high biomass yield, drought tolerance, established production systems, carbon life cycle, genetic

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon Renewable Energy Solutions)  … With the most aggressive series of carbon emissions reduction benchmarks ever enacted by any government in North America, one would

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion (to a more soluble, transportable and storable form), for example

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Update: Patent Granted for CO2-to-Gasoline Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,217,161for a process to ferment biomass or gases directly to hydrocarbons like hexane and

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Lux Research Highlights Top 10 Innovative Companies From 2015

by Michael Holman (Lux Research)  In 2015, Lux Research analysts profiled 1,189 companies across 20 different emerging technologies. As the year end approaches, we polled the analyst team to select

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: US Biodiesel Imports to Grow in 2016

(Argus)  Imported biodiesel’s share of the US on-road diesel pool is set to double in 2016 as suppliers in Argentina and elsewhere boost volumes after the US government issued clearer

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Successfully Financing Advanced Biobased Projects: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the USDA Loan Guarantee Program

by John Kirkwood (Biofuels Digest/Faegre Baker Daniels)  Project financing is the financing of infrastructure and industrial projects and relies primarily on the development of a project and its cash flow for repayment —

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Successfully Financing Advanced Biobased Projects via the USDA 9003 Loan Guarantee Program — January 5, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Successfully Financing Advanced Biobased Projects via the USDA 9003 Loan Guarantee Program  —  January 5, 2016

The Digest will host a free webinar on January 5, 2016 at 12 ET titled “Successfully financing advanced biobased projects via the USDA 9003 Loan Guarantee program.” Webinar participants include

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Solazyme Chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  a judgment for Solazyme and against Roquette, confirming an earlier arbitration award we covered last February in The Great Algae Robbery, here. … Just

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Move From Lab to Frying Pan

by Amy Harder (Wall Street Journal/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Solazyme Inc., a company founded 12 years ago to make car and truck fuel from algae, is vigorously pushing a new product. But this

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Omnibus Funding and Tax Extenders Legislation Includes Important Extensions for Renewable Energy Projects

by Mark J. Riedy and Heather L. Preston (Kilpatrick Townsend)  On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed into law the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” and the “Protecting Americans

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

These Customers Love E85, for Very Different Reasons

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Becka Burke was in no hurry. Even though two of her carrot-topped children, ages 2 and 4, scrambled about inside her giant GMC Yukon

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Bio-on: World First Facility for Producing Bioplastic from Biodiesel Co-Product Glycerol

(Globe Newswire/NASDAQ) An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy’s and world’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae: The Future of Biofuel?

by Anmar Frangoul  (CNBC.com)  Recent advances in technology mean the idea of creating fuel from sources as diverse as coffee and whisky is no longer science fiction. Another potential source

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: Coal, Biomass Mix May Be in Military Jet Fuel Future

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results of a research project that investigated the technical feasibility, commercial viability

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Ha Noi Promotes Use of Biofuel

(Viet Nam News)  The Ha Noi People’s Committee has said local committees and other city agencies should use only the E5 biofuel, which contains five per cent ethanol, in their

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege — Jan. 21, 2016

  WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege  —  Jan. 21, 2016

Wondering what it takes to win the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge? Want to learn pro-tips for creating a quality infographic and refining your team’s social media campaign? Then join us for

December 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

After Paris Accord, Most U.S. Republicans Back Action on Climate

by Megan Cassella (Reuters)  A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Trade Mission Spurs Record Ethanol Exports to China

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant jump in ethanol exports to China this year, following a USDA-led trade mission to the country

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Capitalizing on Ethanol’s Strengths

by Brian Jenning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Each fall the American Coalition for Ethanol brings members together to identify the goals we’ll pursue for the coming year. We

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

One Third of London’s Buses to Run on Waste Fats and Oils

(Transit for London)  Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions of 21,000

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina

(Archer Daniels Midland Company) Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) and Bailey Feed Mill to construct a new unit train rail facility

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

E15 Acceptance Hits 70% Mark for 2016 Model Year Vehicles in US: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year  warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Light Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

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

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Next Wave of Industrial Biotechnology (with Bicycles, Unicorns & Rainbows)

by Sam Nejame (Promotum/Biofuels Digest)  … At the same time investors saw the rapid expansion in infrastructure that was the ethanol biofuels rollout. At the pump consumers faced $100+ per barrel oil

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

We’ve Got a Methane Problem

by Fred Krupp (GreenBiz/Environmental Defense Fund)  As I write this, a massive methane leak from a ruptured natural gas storage facility in

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

UPS to Power Fleet with Gas from Landfills

by Carla Caldwell (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) will supply its fleet in two states

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

BETO Announces Notice of Intent (NOI) to Develop Pathways to Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announces its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO),

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

What About Willow? Willows Could Be Next Big Thing for Conservation, Biofuel Feedstock

by Claire Vath (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  … “We had something like 200 trespass cows from a nearby land lease,” Willow says.

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Business Academy® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship 2016

(AltEnergyMag.com/Biodiesel Business Academy)  The program is open to any youth who may be studying in schools, college or university or

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Lehigh Valley Biofuel Entrepreneurs Charged in $50M Federal Scam

by Kurt Bresswein (Lehigh Valley Live)  The owners of a Lehigh Valley company are accused of scamming taxpayers out of

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

RNG 2016 Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference — December 5-7, 2016 — San Diego, CA

  RNG 2016 Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference — December 5-7, 2016  —  San Diego, CA

The RNG industry’s premier annual policy conference and gathering will once again be hosted at the historic Hotel Del Coronado

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Can PACE Project Drive Algal Biofuels to Marketability?

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Richard Sayre, a scientist in the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

TSCA Reform: Detailed Summary of Key Changes in Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as Compared with S. 697 Passed by Senate EPW in June

(Bergeson & Campbell)  This analysis reviews the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Awards $13.5 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center/EurekAlert!)  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Fiberight Announces Major Investor during Trash Group’s Meeting

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  Members of the group representing the trash-disposal interests of nearly 200 Maine towns were

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Sunoco Ethanol Plant in Volney Receives NYS REDC Grant to Support Construction of Barley Malting Facility

(SatPRNews.com/Marketwired)  $9.1 Million Project to Be Supported by $700,000 Regional Economic Development Council Grant —  The Sunoco Fulton Ethanol manufacturing

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Experimental Algae to Grow at the Refinery

(PKN ORLEN) PKN ORLEN is starting another R&D project to explore alternative sources of next-generation biocomponents. The Company plans to open

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Rapid Development of Cost Superior Bio-Based Processes: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to DMC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DMC’s technology enables reproducibility and robustness to scale; Production of a diversity of targets using a single

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels: Where are the Gallons? A Digest Special report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest and Iogen)  … The Bottom Line:  Acquire better, cheaper biomass; Release matured market-ready technologies; Find

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Are We There Yet? A Biofuel Refinery Update

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)   As oil prices plummet, are drop-in aviation biofuel refineries ever going to be built?

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

US Wild Bee Numbers Decline as Land Is Converted for Biofuel

by Matt McGrath (BBC News)  Wild bees in the US have declined in many farming areas according to the first

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Weighing Panama’s Biofuels Policy & Market

(Stratas Advisors) This segment is from the report, “Panama: Biofuels Policy & Market.” The full report is part of Stratas Advisors’

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

More Biofuel Pumps at Missouri Gas Stations

by Mindy Ward (Farm Progress)  Consumers will have more biofuel,ethanol choices at the gas pump. — Mark Cadle sees the investment

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California LCFS Presents Opportunities for Ethanol Producers

By John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CARB readopts standards, and sets time lines and treatment for legacy pathways.  —  In

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

USGC Ethanol Export Program Yields Results in Peru

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council’s ethanol export promotion program has seen an early success with a

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Cyanobacteria Efficient at “Harvesting” Light

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, have an ingenious system to prepare themselves for the coming daylight

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

FTC Report: US Ethanol Market Remains Unconcentrated

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2015 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. As

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Linde Hydrogen Fueling System Surpasses One Million Fills at BMW South Carolina Plant

(Fuel Cells Works)  … “Because of the way it is produced, the hydrogen supplied to BMW is sustainable with only a

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

St. Landry Parish Opens Expanded BioCNG Fuel F(acility

(St. Landry Parish/Biomass Magazine) St. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill, which

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil Pioneers the Rise of ‘Second Generation’ Biofuel

(Petro-Online.com)  The roads of Brazil are flooded with over 36 million cars. With over 60% of vehicles running on ethanol

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Got the Need for Speed? E85 Is the High-Octane Fuel for You

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  E85 ethanol has a benefit for just about everybody: Some people like the fact

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Decarbonising Transport Must Take Centre Stage in Europe’s Efforts to Meet Historic COP21 Ambitions

(ePURE)  On 12 December, 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG)

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodegradable Chemicals, Renewable, Abundant, Low Cost: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Rivertop Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Rivertop has developed a way to make glucaric acid, glucarates and other biodegradable chemicals from

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

In Santa’s Stocking: 3 Big Wins for Renewable Fuels, Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $1 biodiesel tax credit extended through 2016, and much more. In Washington, lawmakers in the

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: The Food-Energy-Water Nexus — January 19-21, 2016 — Arlington, VA

  16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment:  The Food-Energy-Water Nexus  —   January 19-21, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

The conference will be an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in this emerging field field of practice with  1,200 other

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Budget Deal Oil-for-Renewables Trade Would Substantially Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Varun Sivaram and Michael Levi (Council on Foreign Relations)  …  In this post we’re going to estimate the climate

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Benefits of One of the Oldest Technologies Still in Use

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Thanks to decades of innovation, clean diesel technology is helping to deliver significant reductions in GHG emissions

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

The Countries That Produce The Most Biofuels [Infographic]

by Niall McCarthy (Forbes) In 2010, global biofuel production reached approximately 28 billion gallons. Produced when biomass is converted directly into

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Decries Ethanol Subsidies, Rubio Focuses on Manufacturing

(RadioIowa)  Republican candidate Ben Carson says he’d like to see all subsidies for the biofuels industry done away with if

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Voters Have Given up on Ethanol; Presidential Candidates Are Following Suit

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  … Now that fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Protecting Public Health Through Cleaner Fuels and Lower Emissions

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining the health impacts of

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Illinois Awarded Grant to Support Sorghum Research

(University of Illinois/Biomass Magazine)  The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Chempolis, Avantha Partner to Offer Cellulosic Technology

(Chempolis, Ltd.)  Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has entered into partnership with Avantha Group’s research wing Avantha Centre

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Lifting the U.S. Crude Export Ban: Impact on Oil, Biofuels, Wind & Solar & the Evolution of the U.S. Energy Landscape

(Genscape)  Now in the hands of president Obama for final sign off, the budget deal that could end the 1975

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

2016 Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 13-15, 2016 — Austin, TX

  2016 Smart Cities Innovation Summit  —   June 13-15, 2016  —  Austin, TX

The 2016 Smart Cities Innovation Summit brings together over 100 Cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with

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EPA Stands by Biofuels’ Greenhouse Gas Benefits

(OntarioFarmer.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014 to

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Designate the Third and Final Round of Promise Zones

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Department of

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

44 Saltend Workers Face Redundancy as BP Mothball Research Plant

(Hull Daily Mail) More than 40 staff at a research facility at Saltend have been told they are facing redundancy.  Kingston

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Findin’ the Benjamins: Stern Brothers’ 2015 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Fuels Project Finance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Aromatics Ascending: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Axens to Accelerate Bio-BTX via Anellotech Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens said they have completed construction on a fully-integrated

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

The Crushing Burden of Hidden Taxes on E85 Renewable Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s historic news out now — that E85 fuel is available on a wholesale basis

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

US Senate Passes TSCA Reform

by  Gayle S. Putrich (Plastics News) The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would update a decades-old law regulating

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Study: Bioethanol Lowers CO2 Emissions From German Traffic, Creates Added Value

(Biofuels International)  Bioethanol and petrol blends lowered CO2 emissions from road traffic in Germany by around 1.2 million tonnes in

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products — November 1-4, 2016 — Chapel Hill, NC

  Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products  —   November 1-4, 2016  — Chapel Hill, NC

The 2016 symposium will spotlight recent technical advances in thermochemical biomass conversion to biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower and provide a

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Petrol Station Owners Face $1 Million Fines for Mis-stating Ethanol Octane rating

by Anne Davies  (Sydney Morning Herald)  Service station owners are facing a double whammy over E10 ethanol petrol after the

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How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

by  Bengt Halvorson (Clean Car Reports)  … (M)ayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Australian Biofuel Use to Plummet Despite Queensland Ethanol Mandate

by  Christine Forster (Platts)  A decision by the Queensland government to mandate the use of ethanol in regular unleaded gasoline

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Alcohol to Renewable Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo’s ATJ

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alcohol-to-jet. Several are working on it – Byogy, for example, and Vertimass, Virent and LanzaTech.

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Consumers Go ‘Green.’ Are We Leveraging This Trend Enough?

by Sebastian Søderberg (Novozymes/Biofuels Digest)  … I believe consumers are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the damage their consumption can cause

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

“High Confidence Level” as Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Closes in on Historic ASTM Approval

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As ASTM technical balloting is underway and as experts sift through and request revised submissions

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Cruz Out of Sync on Ethanol with Likely Republican Caucus-Goers in Iowa Poll

by John McCormick (Bloomberg Politics)  The poll also shows the parochial nature—and potential for hypocrisy—surrounding federal assistance programs  —  Ted

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Modeling Climate Change and its Social Costs

by Osaretin Oghomwen Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On November 13th, the National Academies of Science’s Division of Behavioral and Social

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Cheap Gas Spurs SUV Sales and Puts U.S. Climate Goals at Risk

by David Shepardson and Paul Lienert (Reuters)  Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Federal Agencies Release Update on National Biogas Activities

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  In support of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Energy RNG Fuel for Ryder Trucks

(Fleets & Fuels)  Ryder Trucks in California to Use ‘Redeem’ Brand Biomethane, Clean Energy to Provide Fuel Station Maintenance Services Too

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Joins Calif., BC in Climate Fight with Clean Fuels Program

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 9 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously to finalize the state’s

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Cal DGS Requires Renewable

(Fleets & Fuels)  Directive Covering Bulk Diesel Buys Issued Wednesday  —  California’s Department of General Services advised state fuel buyers

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

MBA & KS95 Reward Drivers to Switch to E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twin Cities radio station, KS95 FM, and the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA), today rewarded customers who fueled

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Begins Production of Cellulosic Ethanol at Stockton Facility

(Street Insider)  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) announced it is now producing cellulosic ethanol at its Stockton, CA facility using

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Export Exchange 2016 — October 24-27, 2016 — Detroit, MI

  Export Exchange 2016 — October 24-27, 2016  —   Detroit, MI

Nearly 200 international buyers and end-users are expected to be in Detroit, Michigan from Oct. 24 to 27, 2016  – eager to

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Thoughtful Planning Is Essential To Meet The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  …  Originally, along with energy security targets and diversifying U.S. fuel mix, the RFS was designed

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Tyner: Decision on RFS Is Statement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Farmers’ Advance)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production from Paddy Plants Soon

by Dilip Kumar Jha (Business Standard)  Avantha Group inks pact with Finland based Chempolis to bring technology to India —

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

India to Allow Ethanol-Only Vehicles; Response to Be Muted

by Mayank Bhardwaj (Reuters)  India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

School Teaches Farmers to Brew Own Biodiesel

(Tennessee State University Newsroom)  Farmers are known to be a pretty independent breed, and a school is teaching them to

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Turn Fish Waste Into A Coffee-Scented Biofuel

by Deirdre Lockwood (Chemical & Engineering News)  Environment: Hydrothermal carbonization transforms seafood discards into hydrochar, a carbon-rich solid —  Before

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

SASB Issues Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards for Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy Sector

(Sustainability Accounting Standards Board/PR Newswire) The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Coal Dust and Algae Can Help Meet Future Energy Needs

by Heather Dugmore (Business Day Live)  A new fuel, Coalgae, produced from a combination of waste coal dust and algae,

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet Readies to Sail in January

by Meghann Myers (Navy Times)  More than six years after it was first announced, the Great Green Fleet will makes

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Soon, a Fuel Based on Coconut Oil for Your Car

(Times of India)  As the world continues to debate climate change and curb on emissions, this engineering college has developed

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ramp up Them thar Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Berkeley Lab and ABPDU

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, established by the United States Department of Energy, is

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

C5 Is the New C6

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Electric Planes Aim to Soar High for Cleaner Aviation

by Djallal Malti and Bojan Kavcic (Agence France-Presse/Industry Week)  Ultra light, fast and cheap: more than a century after the Wright

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Consumers Are A-OK With E15 Fuel

by Brian Berk (Convenience Store News)  Study: The alternative fuel is becoming much more “appealing.”  —  Just a few years

December 15, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

BioFuelNet’s Advanced Biofuels Symposium (ABS) — July 6-8, 2016 — Vancouver, British Columbia

  BioFuelNet’s Advanced Biofuels Symposium (ABS)  —  July 6-8, 2016  —  Vancouver, British Columbia

From July 6-8, 2015, BioFuelNet hosts its annual Advanced Biofuels Symposium in Vancouver. This Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary experts in

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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