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HeidelbergCement, Joule Exploring Carbon-Neutral Fuels from Cement CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The quest for affordable, sustainable, point-sourced CO2 brings Joule to Germany and the cement business. Here’s the how and why. Most of the time, power plants get the attention when it comes to CO2 emissions. In

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Biofuels May Curb Carbon Dioxide Levels

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  “What is it that can do better than corn? We only know one plant right now, and that’s manioc — you know it as tapioca,” said Elwynn Taylor, ag meteorologist and professor of ag meteorology at Iowa

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Cellulosic Ethanol Holds Promise, But Can We Get It Right?

by Loni Kemp (NRDC/Governors' Biofuels Coalition)   The next ethanol boom is most likely to come from cellulose feedstocks, yet US policy is unprepared to ensure that harvest of annual crop residues is sustainable. That’s the conclusion of a new report recently published by

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U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal; Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity --  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international carbon markets to help speed

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Mayor Lee Announces City’s Fleet Reaches Goal of Eliminating Use of All Petroleum Diesel

(Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco)  Estimated 50 Percent Emissions Reductions Will Be Achieved as Result of Ending Use of Petroleum Diesel & Replacing with Renewable Diesel Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the West Coast Mayors

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B3C Fuel Solutions Awarded Two Patents for New FUEL LIFE Technology

(B3C Fuel Solutions)  B3C Fuel Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly solutions for ethanol and bio-fuel related problems, was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel drying

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Bioproducts from Waste Streams: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to TerraVerdae BioWorks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  TerraVerdae BioWorks’ novel bioprocess converts waste-derived methanol and/or methane into bioplastics and industrial metabolites. Bioconversion through this route allows “waste” to be used as an alternative starting material to petroleum. These biomaterials are then processed and

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Cellufuel Turns Lumber into Renewable Biofuel

by Stephanie vanKampen (CBC News)  Cellufuel, based in the former Bowater Merset paper plant, says the 'game changer' fuel is carbon neutral  ---  A Nova Scotia company says it's the first in the world to create biofuel completely out of

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Biofuel Way We Can All Aid Climate Goals, Says Z

by Jamie Gray, Sophie Ryan (New Zealand Herald)  Z Energy says committing to using biofuel is one way people can contribute to the global effort to reduce climate change outlined in the Paris Agreement. New Zealand has committed, along with 195

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First Community-Owned MA Biodiesel Plant to Open Early 2016

(Public News Service)  Sometime next month a new plant in Greenfield should start cranking out clean biodiesel fuel that is manufactured from recycled cooking oil. Co-op Power CEO Lynn Benander says the plant will take cooking oil waste from restaurants, schools

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UTM and Cambridge University to Research Jatropha Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are embarking to research renewable energy and to develop biofuels for use in small machines like lawnmower. The research project also attempts

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Centre’s New Emission Norms May Help Production of Biofuel Vehicles

by Richa Sharma (The New Indian Express)  To check growing air pollution, the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways is coming up with standards for bio-diesel run vehicles on the lines of diesel and petrol vehicles. The step is meant

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A Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels and Bioproducts from Photosynthesis

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of

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Indiana Opens Applications for Blender Fuel Pump Program

(Indiana Office of Energy Development)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently announced that publicly-accessible fuel retail stations in Indiana can begin applying for a share of $1,338,400 through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender

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USGC Team Shows Saudi Arabian Feed Producers Value of DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council)  Two U.S. Grains Council members recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in consultations with sophisticated grain buyers and USGC's local consultant, demonstrating the value of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as part of a nutritious

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Ethanol Industry Battles Big Oil for Market Share

by Ray Scherer (St. Joseph News-Press)   Despite a recent setback, supporters of ethanol — including one St. Joseph company — pledge to renew efforts at persuading the public of the fuel’s viability for their vehicles. ... “The numbers weren’t quite as high as

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Grassley Expects Challenges to EPA's RFS Ruling

by Mike Peterson (KMALand)  The Environmental Protection Agency faces congressional and legal action following its recent decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016.  That's according to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, who is among those not happy with the EPA's

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Climate Change Could Leave Chesapeake Bay Island Uninhabitable in 50 Years

by Oilver Milman (The Guardian)  Effects of sea level rise hit close to home for Americans as US army corps of engineers report finds that Tangier Island is crumbling into the sea  --  You don’t have to travel to a

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Ethanol Producers and Politics, Looking for Trouble

by William O'Keefe and Jane Van Ryan (Solutions Consulting/The Hill)  ...   First, air quality, then energy security, and more recently, climate change. All of these problems were exaggerated and none required an ethanol fix, or subsidy, to be precise. And

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New Study Finds Oil & Gas Methane Emissions in the Barnett Shale Almost Twice What Official Estimates Suggest

by Steven Hamburg  (Environmental Defense Fund)   A new scientific study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, coordinated by EDF, reports findings from the most comprehensive examination of regional methane emissions completed to date. Focused on

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Create Your Own Biodiesel on Your Farm?

(RFD-TV)  ...  "This is something where they can grow it, and they can make it themselves and they can use it on the farm," says Jason de Koff, an assistant professor in agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University.

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Kansas Ethanol: Closing of Abengoa Plant at Hugoton Shouldn't Dash Hopes for Cellulosic Ethanol

by John Montgomery (The Hutchinson News)  ...  Abengoa shut down the plant last month – eliminating about 50 jobs – a little more than a year after a grand opening celebration featuring high-level state and federal officials. The company also

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Biofuels to Bioeconomy Conference Speaker Summaries Published

(Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at the recent Canadian Bioeconomy Summit. The synopsis team was led by Dr. Jack Saddler, ...  READ MORE  Download Summaries   Excerpt from

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The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  --  In France, representatives from 195 nations approved the Paris Agreement on global, coordinated response framework for climate change. Acceptance of the Agreement arrived at the end

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Here’s What You Need to Know about the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

(Los Angeles Daily News)  Nov. 6, 2015 - This morning at 11 a.m., SoCalGas crews and outside experts started the coiled tubing rig operation to attempt to work through an ice blockage inside the 2 7/8-inch tubing pipeline of a

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Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole bunch of data on energy. One of the most intelligent offerings on that topic came from the International Energy Agency,

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BioTork Announces Groundbreaking Alternative to Fish Oil

(BioTork)  – BioTork, LLC, a Florida-based biotechnology company has created a sustainable, GMO-free, vegan omega-3 oil produced from algae. This omega-3 oil will be launched in the nutraceutical, feed and food industries worldwide as a direct replacement to fish oil. Until

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New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release

by Kay Ledbette (Texas A&M AgriLife)   ...  Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new biofuel-biomass feedstock that is a hybrid “similar to seedless watermelons, seedless grapes and other sterile

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Food Waste Legislation Includes AD Provisions

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Dec. 7, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2015. The bill, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste in the U.S., also contains provisions related to waste-to-energy development. ... One

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Enviva Launches $5 Million Forest Conservation Fund

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva Holdings LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, recently announced it is establishing the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast

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DuPont, Dow Plan to Merge then Split into 3 Independent Companies

(The Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont/Biomass Magazine) DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. have announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will

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Gas Prices Drop Below E-85

(KEYC) The cost for a gallon of standard gasoline has fallen beneath the price for a gallon of E–85. And while some may see this as a blow to the ethanol industry, producers of the fuel are confident this is just a

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Obama's Climate Change Hypocrisy

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut greenhouse gas emissions on the

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Corn, Soybean Leaders Differ on RFS Perspectives

by  Megan Johnson (Nebraska TV) Lots of agriculture groups are meeting during the time between harvest and planting to talk about things impacting their crops and industries. A topic coming up often: the renewable fuel requirement numbers recently set by the

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How Much Corn for Ethanol? USDA Takes Cautious Approach to Corn Use in New Ethanol Mandate

by Alan Brugler (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  USDA on Wednesday increased projected 2015-16 corn use for ethanol by 25 million bushels from its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Was this enough to reflect the additional blending required by

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With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will be run on diesel blended with biodiesel. Hubballi railway station was the first under South Western

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Next-Generation Sugarcane Ethanol a Sweet Alternative to Gasoline

by Bill Hinchberger (Globe and Mail)  As the world prepares to wean itself from fossil fuels, many eyes are turning to Brazil with its land mass nearly equal that of Canada, plentiful sunshine, history of sugarcane plantations dating to colonial

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SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in history by unanimously passing a resolution that dedicates its members to use a 30 percent ethanol blend in all of

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste --- November 14-17, 2016 --- Venice, Italy DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

The aim of the Venice 2016 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held

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We Know How To Make Farms More Sustainable, But We're Not Doing It

by Joseph Erbentraut (The Huffington Post)  A new analysis finds potentially transformative agricultural research isn’t getting the level of funding it probably should.  ---  Two years ago, when acclaimed food journalist Michael Pollan trumpeted “the most encouraging ag research finding of recent

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Biofuel Blends in Lithuania Will No Longer Enjoy Tax Exemptions

(Delfi by the Lithuania Tribune)  The Lithuanian Seimas has voted to waive the duty exemptions for EU-approved biofuel mixtures sold in Lithuanian gas stations. The amendments are expected to help the state save around 66 million Euros. These EU-compliant biofuel and

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Biofuels, Sustainability and the Transport Sector in Lithuania

by Laurencas Raslavicius (ResearchGate) This review paper sets the stage for a look at the Lithuanian (hereinafter LT) transport sector and its transition towards sustainable mobility through the use of biofuels and implementation of the necessary policies to deliver the renewable

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Biosensor Technology Will Visualize Movement of Phosphate from Soil Fungi to Plant Roots

(Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research/EurekAlert!)  DOE-funded project will track movement of phosphate in real time  --  Professor Maria Harrison has received part of a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to support the development of biosensors to

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California Energy Commission Cancels Deal with Mendota Bioenergy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, amongst a notice awarding $5 million in grants for solar, hydrogen and other renewable energy projects from the California Energy Commission was an announcement that an order terminating an agreement with Mendota Bioenergy,

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Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks -- United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today approved the use of renewable diesel fuel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines, offering environmental and cost-savings benefits to

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The YXY Kings: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Avantium is a technology company specialized in the area of advanced catalytic research. From 2005 onwards, Avantium has developed a proprietary technology to produce Furanics building blocks from plant based sugars, under the name YXY.

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VW Staff Began Working on Cheat in 2005 to Break into U.S. Market

by David Rising and Kerstin Sopke (The Washington Post/Associated Press)  A small group of Volkswagen engineers began working as early as 2005 on emissions cheating software after they were unable to find a technical solution to U.S. emissions controls as

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USDA Provides Loan Guarantee Conditional Commitment to Build Georgia Biofuel Plant

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a conditional commitment for a $70 million loan guarantee to help build a cellulosic biorefinery in central Georgia. USDA is providing the loan guarantee conditional commitment, an important milestone in

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th Biofuels International Conference --- September 20-22, 2016 --- Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: unclear

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be? 2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket! With the 2 day conference focusing on the latest developments

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CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

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DOE Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop Summary Report Now Available Online

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop in Westminster, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop was to get stakeholder input about the potential role of

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Used Cooking Oil Collection and Use in Finland

by Aino Siirala* and Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Current UCO market:  In Europe, UCO (used cooking oil) collection and reuse has increased steadily during the past decade, reaching its peak in 2016. The most significant UCO producer in Europe

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New Zealand Biofuels Roadmap Takes Off

(Scion)  A Scion initiative to understand the true potential of a biofuels future for New Zealand has attracted serious players from industry, government and sector interest groups plus the research community. The project, called the New Zealand Biofuels Roadmap, sets out

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Ecofriendly Bioplastic from Inexpensive Sources of Methane: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Mango Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mango Materials utilizes a patent-protected process to manufacture bioplastic from inexpensive sources of methane gas. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company has proven the ability to produce the bioplastic poly-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA), which can be economically

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EPA’s Contradictory Rule Is a Gut Punch to Advanced Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Industry Organization) After a painful and damaging two-year delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week published Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, the agency finalized a rule riddled with contradictions and

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EPA Won't Compel Biofuel Market Changes: Update

(Argus Media)  The Environmental Protection Agency expects sales of high-ethanol gasoline blends to climb next year but will not use federal mandates to compel retailers to offer the fuels. The distinction, laid out in a lengthy explanation of mandates finalized last

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Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains

by Douglas Burns (Des Moines CityView)  Governor’s son rips leading GOP presidential candidate over renewable energy  --  Eric Branstad, leader of a fierce grassroots organization backing renewable-energy sources like ethanol, said last Thursday that Ted Cruz is far and away

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DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  --  Top environmental regulators are slated to finish rules today that include big changes for Oregon’s Clean Fuels program, three weeks

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UMass Amherst Chemist Receives NSF Grant to Enhance ‘Grass to Gas’ Biofuel Technology

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach has been awarded a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve basic understanding and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant

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Xebec ‘Hybrid’ for Biogas in Malaysia

(Fleets & Fuels)  Installation Combines Membrane and PSA Technologies Yielding Biomethane-Based CNG for Palm Oil Mill Vehicles --- Canada’s Xebec Adsorption has delivered its first “hybrid” biogas upgrading plant, a unit combining membrane separation and fast-cycle PSA/pressure swing adsorption technologies to produce

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Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA's "E30 and Beyond Retrofitted" Focus

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for a number of years. Equal fuel mileage, better performance, you know the facts. Well, all that time we never had a

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Why Algae Could Be the Greatest—and Trickiest—Fuel Source of All

by Bryan Lufkin (Gizmodo)  From powering airplanes to replacing nuclear energy, algae has been touted as a green energy miracle. So if our waterways are already filled with the stuff, why isn’t it filling the world’s skies with biofueled planes?

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RFA to EPA: New Gasoline Volatility Regulations Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged the agency to take immediate administrative action to eliminate an arcane regulatory barrier that is impeding growth in the use

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Key United States Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Rely on New Diesel Technology & Renewable Fuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New York City Joins San Francisco and Oakland In Embracing New Blends Of Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Fuels --  In light of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced a major initiative to reduce

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Alberta Should Adopt Low-Carbon Fuel Standard: Bennett

(Business in Vancouver)  With world’s focus on Paris, energy minister challenges other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead  ---  ... Alberta’s NDP government has pledged to introduce a $30 per tonne carbon tax, phase out coal power and cap oilsands emissions. But there’s

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EU Biodiesel Premiums Hit New Highs as Global Energy Prices Tumble

(Platts)  Biodiesel premiums to the underlying ICE gasoil futures in Europe rose steeply Monday, as energy prices tumbled further after Friday's OPEC meeting, and supported by high feedstock prices. The RED RME premium Monday hit its highest since Platts started assessing

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NRL, NBDA Ink MoU for Sourcing Two Lakh Tonnes of Bamboo Annually

(Economic Times/India Times)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a Government of India Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA), a state government undertaking, today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for sourcing

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Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, released a new report “Green

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RINs Behavior after EPA Rule Shows Ethanol-Biodiesel Relationship

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The release of the U.S. EPA’s final rulemaking for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) was a shock to the RINs market—the renewable identification numbers used by obligated parties to demonstrate compliance. Biodiesel, D4

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Partnerships that Speed Tech to Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Effective Agricultural Research Services Partnerships

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This year at ABLC Next, Bill Orts, a Research Leader for Bioproducts at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, gave us an overview of partnership opportunities at USDA and through ARS. One of the vehicles is known as a

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Great News on DCA and We Don’t Mean Shorter Lines at Reagan National

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You can have a transformative world or materials at affordable prices — but if you want both, you might well be seeing dicarboxylic acids somewhere in the mix. That’s why JBEI’s latest and greatest is worth

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You, Too, Can Have a FlexFuel Vehicle (or, Your Favorite Car Can Go Vegetarian)

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since retrofitting a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 to a FlexFuel vehicle in mid-November, we have substituted use of home-grown renewable fuel for  63%  of a barrel of fossil fuel oil. It was a bit of

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Does This Really Make Us More Secure?

by Gary Truitt (1010WCSI)  ... Yet, the biggest indication that the President’s comments were flimflam came from within his own administration. Within hours of Mr. Obama’s remarks in Paris, the EPA announced the final rule on the blend levels of ethanol

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Fiorina Wants to Earn ‘A’ on Ethanol

by Douglas Burns (Daily Times Herald)  Republican presidential candidate tours Coon Rapids POET plant --- ... America’s Renewable Future, a highly visible advocate at presidential campaign events in Iowa, scored Fiorina, a Republican, as “needs work” on the Renewable Fuel Standard,

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Keeping America Fueled by South Dakota

by Rep. Krisit Noem (Argus Leader)  ...  Today, about one-third of the petroleum used in the United States is imported from foreign countries, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Most of this petroleum is refined into gas or diesel. Especially

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Scania and Mida Enters Biofuel Collaboration in Malaysia

(ScandAsia.com)   Scania Malaysia (Scania) and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia or Malaysia Innovation Agency (AIM) are to collaborate in exploring viable commercial opportunities for biofuels from municipal waste in Malaysia; in line with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 (NBS 2020). ... Scania and AIM

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Energy Crop Miscanthus in Trials to Restore Flood Plain Soils

(Bioenegy Insight)  The Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and the supply chain specialist Terravesta are running new trials to examine how the energy crop miscanthus survives in water-logged land and its effect on the soil after flooding. The trials come some

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OX2 Wins Concession for One of Sweden’s Largest Biogas Plants

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  OX2 will take over NSR's biogas plant outside Helsingborg on January 1, 2016. The plant has a capacity to produce around 80 GWh of biogas and 140-150,000 tons of bio fertilizer per year. OX2, best-known for its

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Big Oil Let Off Hook Days After EU Drops Wall Street Probe

by Aoife White, Stephanie Bodoni, Peter Levring, Gaspard Sebag (Bloomberg)  Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc and Statoil ASA no longer face an European Union investigation into potential manipulation of fuel benchmarks, the regulator indicated on Monday. Days after dropping a high-profile probe into

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Hippo Valley Gets Ethanol Producer Licence

by Bernard Mpofu (Zimbabwe Independent)  Government has extended Hippo Valley Estates’ ethanol production licence as the company targets an annual output of 41 million litres, sources close to the developments have said. Hippo, a unit of South Africa’s Tongaat Hullett, has resumed

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The European Bioeconomy, visualized: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Champagne Ardenne and the EU’s bioclusters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The goal of the EU’s set of globally-oriented clusters is to bring together players in research, higher-education, and industry. Here’s the substantial research, development and deployment options on offer in France’s Champagne Ardenne region. READ

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like BioYule in Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Patiently, assuredly, one cluster at a time, Canada has amassed a potent armory of renewable fuel and biobased technologies, people and clusters of activity.  Where’s it going? The Digest looks at a whole slew of

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Alternative Fuel Industry Could See Boost from COP21 Commitments

by Joseph Bebon (Next-Gen Transportation News)  ... “Renewable natural gas, which provides even greater GHG emissions reductions, is gaining traction in some areas of the country like California,” he (Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica) notes. “And federal standards here in the

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State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California has not taken full advantage of low-carbon biofuel production We use

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Military Takes Clean Energy Seriously, and It’s Not Alone

by Justin Ford (Las Vegas Sun)  ... The U.S. military has long since decided climate change is a “threat multiplier.” Increasing global temperatures mean more dangerous situations around the world — stressing already-fragile states with resource shortages and mass migrations, for

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Give a Damn if You Don’t Believe in Climate Change

by ZOË Schlanger (Newsweek)  ... (Arnold) Schwarzenegger, a longtime champion of clean energy, hinged his argument on the health detriments of pollution created from burning fossil fuels. “First—do you believe it is acceptable that 7 million people die every year from pollution? That's

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How Environmentalists Get in the Way of Renewable Energy

by Jen Schwartz (Outside Online)  Ending dependence on fossil fuels will require the movement to get better at one thing: compromise  ---  ... The problem? Many of those same environmentalists protest solar and wind projects because of the land they’d

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Suicide Rate in Alberta up 30% in Wake of Mass Oilpatch Layoffs

(CBC News)  'It says something really about the horrible human impact of what's happening in the economy,' counsellor says  --  The suicide rate in Alberta has increased dramatically in the wake of mounting job losses across the province.  The most

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Spain Mandates 8.5% Biofuel Mix in Gasoline and Diesel by 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Spain approved a mandate for biofuels in its transportation sector with a target of blending at least 8.5 percent of the cleaner fuel in with gasoline and diesel by 2020. The mandatory minimum target will begin at 4.3

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Abengoa Contagion Spreads to U.S. Biofuel Plants, Causing Layoffs and Shutdowns

by Rob Nikolewski (Kansas Watchdog.org)  ... “I think we have to see how this thing plays out. In the short run, of course, it’s a devastating blow,” said Neal Gillespie, Stevens County Economic Developmentdirector. “In the long run, I think there’s a

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Michigan Corn Growers Disappointed with New Ethanol Limits

by Andy Balaskovitz (MiBiz)  ... “Any reduction in the statutory amount is a roadblock to biofuels like ethanol,” said Jim Zook, executive director of the Michigan Corn Growers Association. “By failing to set (blend) levels at the statutory amount, it appears the

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Candidates Are Skipping Traditionally Mighty Farm Issues in Iowa

by Scott Canon (Kansas City Star)  ... The discussion of ethanol policy puts conservatives in an awkward spot ---  ...Yet even in Iowa this year, Grain Belt concerns now draw less attention than in the past. That could mean that expansion

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New Way to Make Yeast Hybrids May Inspire New Brews, Biofuels

by Terry Devitt  (University of Wisconsin-Madison News)  The makers of beer, wine, biofuels and other products that depend on yeasts may soon have many more strains of the microorganism to work with, thanks to a new method for making interspecies

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Iowa Reveals Details on $5 Million Blender Pump Grant Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has been awarded $5 million to install an estimated 187 blender pumps, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership,  Iowa fuel retailers

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Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North

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The Petrified Forest, or Who Moved my $80 Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...Are high prices good for renewable fuels? The hard data actually goes the other way. The Digest investigates. ...  What we can see from the following chart is confirmation that fracking and other enhanced oil

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RINs Gone Wild? (round 2)

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily)  The EPA released the final rulemaking for 2014-2016 RFS standards on Monday, November 30. This release follows preliminary rulemaking released on May 29 of this year. Figures 1 and 2 are based on

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Biofuel Groups Call for 15% Biofuel in Transportation Fuel

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21 in Paris to support a global commitment to replace at least 15 percent of the world’s total oil use in

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CBMNet Funding Announcements; Includes Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships

(Crossing Biological Membranes Network)  At CBMNet we foster collaborations between academia and industry to tackle research challenges in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE). We are working to understand the mechanisms by which substances are transported into, within, and out of cell

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More Than $3.4 Trillion in Assets Vow to Divest From Fossil Fuels

by Zahara Hirji  (InsideClimate News)  The list of institutions committed to ridding their portfolios of at least some fossil fuel interests has surged in recent months, organizers say.  ---  More than 500 institutions representing about $3.4 trillion in assets have

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Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  ---  ... The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of the states have California’s temperate weather. The batteries used by the greener cars generate electricity from chemical reactions that work

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Report: Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant

(Global Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, at the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, released a new report “Green

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Bernie Sanders Unveils Climate Plan

by Alex Seitz-Wald (NBC News)  Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders rolled out an expansive climate plan Monday that aims to cut U.S. carbon emissions 80% by 2050 and create 10 million clean energy jobs. To accomplish these goals, the 16-page plan takes

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation --- May 22-25, 2016 --- Washington, DC DEADLINES: for Innovations, January 22, 2016

There is a critical need for new materials and processes to enable more efficient, sustainable, and economical extraction, generation, conversion, transportation, storage and use of energy. Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new energy

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Bioenergy Projects Receive DOE ARPA-E Grants

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $125 million to 41 energy technology projects, four of which involve bioenergy or biomass. ... Projects relevant to the bioenergy

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EPA Challenge Aims to Recycle Nutrients from Manure

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on Challenge.gov. The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas Council is among the project’s

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Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance on fossil fuels for cars and other vehicles: sugar cane ethanol 2.0. Ethanol -- fuel derived from agricultural products -- is

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Elon Musk Calls for Carbon Price to Halve the Transition Time to Clean Energy

by Lenore Taylor (The Guardian)  Businessman and innovator says a scheme similar to the one Australia abandoned would make a huge difference in tackling climate change  ---  Addressing students at the Sorbonne University on the sidelines of the Paris climate

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Rep. Pompeo Investigates Failing Obama-Backed Green Energy Company

(The Daily Caller News Foundation)  Rep. Mike Pompeo is demanding information on Abengoa, a Spanish green energy firm on the brink of bankruptcy that could leave U.S. taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars. The Kansas Republican is worried Abengoa’s

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Greenbelt Resources Announces: POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract

(Greenbelt Resources/Business Wire)  POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation(OTC: GRCO), an award winning provider of sustainable energy production systems.

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How California Can Boost Biofuel Production to Cut Pollution and Help the Economy

(University of California Los Angeles)  UCLA–UC Berkeley report finds that the state hasn’t taken full advantage of agricultural resources  --  California has not taken full advantage of opportunities to increase its in-state production of biofuel, despite state policies that encourage

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Biodico's Innovative 20 MMgy Biodiesel Plant Opens in California

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer and technology developer Biodico has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 4 for its 20 MMgy biodiesel production facility in Five Points, California. The facility, called Biodico Westside, is designed as a multifeedstock plant that

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Rich Nations' Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the Green Climate Fund to help poor countries adapt to global warming, a research group said in a study released on

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Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2016. The measure would impose a tax of $25 for every ton of carbon emitted when

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More Efficient Way of Converting Ethanol Leads to Better Alternative Fuel

(University of Rochester)  New Catalysts Lead to Near Total Conversion  --  ... But now a research team, led by William Jones at the University of Rochester, has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to

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Discovery Advances Biowaste-to-Jet Fuel Research

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel. Bin Yang, an associate professor of

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Malawi Begins Flex-Fuel Adaptor Kit Trials to Boost Ethanol Consumption

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, 24 cars have been fitted with conversion kits to allow any mixture of ethanol and gasoline up to 100% of either as part of a demonstration project in hopes the government will allow

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Technology, Biology, Automation, Computation: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Zymergen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s Zymergen? As they put it, “We believe in harnessing the power of biology to make transformative products that are good for business, people and the environment. By applying the latest in automation, data architecture

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First Commercial! Construction Underway in Minnesota for Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  In Minnesota, construction is now underway at the Green Biologics bio-based n-butanol and acetone manufacturing facility in Little Falls, MN. The existing manufacturing site, formerly known as The Central MN Ethanol Cooperative (CMEC), was

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Abengoa Shuts Down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, Abengoa has decided to suspend production at its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton as well as its corn-based ethanol plant in Colwich as part of the recent financial troubles the company is

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Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy--VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there's likely to be a different future ahead

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The Bioenergy Quiz Is a Fun Digital Learning Tool

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Looking for a way to get your students excited about taking a quiz? Then check out the Bioenergy Technology Office’s bioenergy quiz. This interactive, user-friendly tool is a great way for students to explore new concepts

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Renewable Fuels Association Launches Contest on E85Prices.com

(Biofuels Journal)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced today that users of E85prices.com will now have the ability to win free E85. Each month, RFA will draw one random user from those that have submitted E85 price experiences during the past month

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Global RFA Urges COP21 to Support Biofuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  As world leaders continue to meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is asking themto signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

Presentation abstracts will be accepted for the 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo through February 26, 2016. Abstracts may be submitted in one of four tracks: Track 1: Production and Operations Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification Track

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BETO-Funded Projects Win at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

(U.S. Department of Energy) Two projects funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) have received awards at this year’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards. The annual “Oscars of Invention” awards recognize excellence in innovative technologies; BETO projects have had strong showings

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EPA Rule Recognizes Biogas's Leading Role in the Advanced Biofuel Industry

(American Biogas Council)  Rule falls short of recognizing biogas industry's full potential.  --  The EPA released its long anticipated final rule for the renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the years 2014-2016. The action recognizes the

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Achieving Global Climate Goals of COP21 Requires New Clean Diesel Technology, Renewable Biofuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Underlying President Obama’s commitment for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025 at the COP21 climate convention in Paris, are reductions in emissions from power plants as well as advancements

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Clean Diesel Feeding the World

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Clean diesel engines and fuel will be a necessary technology to feed an additional 1 billion people while meeting climate commitments established by 2025. --  ...  One of the benefits of the diesel platform is its capability

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Ten States Impose EV Flat Fees; Georgia Is Highest

by Danny King (AutoBlog)  Washington, Colorado, Virginia And Oregon Also On Growing List  --   These fees were put into place in order to offset the revenue shortfall from more fuel efficient vehicles, electrified powertrains, and the resulting lower gas

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EPA's Final Renewable Fuel Standard Concerns Iowa Lawmakers

by Peter Zampa (KFYR TV)  ... The RFS program comes up billions of gallons short of the ethanol consumption requirements laid out under the original RFS plan. "With corn prices being down as they are, with the ag economy in Iowa being in

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Ethanol Group Hits Cruz in Iowa

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  An Iowa-based ethanol group is running advertisements against Sen. Ted Cruz, just as the GOP presidential hopeful's campaign is gaining steam in the Hawkeye State. The ads from America’s Renewable Future criticize Cruz’s position against the

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Sugar and Grain Industries Say New Ethanol Legislation Is a Big Win

(ABC News)  Australia's biggest sugar milling company, Wilmar, says new legislation boosts the chances of bioethanol becoming a major contributor to the state's economy. The legislation passed through Queensland Parliament last night and sets a mandated level of 3 per cent

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Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

by Frances White (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Three technologies — a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process to create biofuel from kelp and a hybrid device that makes hydrogen and stores energy — are being developed by

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Picatinny Arsenal Engineers Cook up New Recipe for Biofuel

by Audra Calloway (Picatinny Arsenal; U.S. Army)   While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a

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MP Schindler: More Bioethanol in Gasoline Required for Better Climate Protection in Traffic

(Federation of German Bioethanol Industry, Google Translation)   The Federation of German bioethanol industry (BDB e) informs that according to the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) which produced and certified biofuels in Germany have improved their carbon footprint again.

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Research Delivers Insight into Global Biodiesel Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz

(HydrogenFuelNews)  MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Biodiesel MarketAnalysis and Forecasts to 2020″ to its database. This report gives an in-depth analysis of the global biodiesel market and provides forecasts up to 2020. The research analyzes key trends, major

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CEFC Commits $100 Million to New Australian Bioenergy Fund to Unlock the Potential of Bioenergy

(The Clean Energy Finance Corporation) The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is aiming to accelerate investment in Australia’s bioenergy sector through a $100 million cornerstone commitment to the new Australian Bioenergy Fund. The Australian Bioenergy Fund will support investment in a broad

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Statement - Minister McKenna Congratulates Manitoba's Climate Action Contributions

(Environment and Climate Change Canada /PR Newswire)  On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, congratulated Manitoba on its contributions to climate action in Canada. "Manitoba has placed great emphasis on green energy in

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GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently

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Volkswagen Allocates 20 Billion Bridge Loan to 13 Banks: Sources

by Arno Schuetze (Reuters)  Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has split a 20 billion euro ($21.1 billion) bridge loan between 13 banks to help shoulder the costs of its emissions scandal, two people familiar with the matter said. Eight banks which had initially offered tranches

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Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project

(PR Newswire)  Boeing (NYSE: BA), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada's aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. Canada, which has extensive

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Lagosur Confirms Commitments of Biofuel Sales via Alianza Pacifco

(PR Newswire/Sys-con/Lagosur)  Lagosur is pleased to announce the business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco representing continued momentum to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to deliver renewable biofuel to the

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Innovations in Transportation, Energy Storage and Alternative Energy Sources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Argonne National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers at Argonne are advancing the basic energy sciences, focusing their research and development on a broad portfolio of sustainable and clean energy technologies. Innovations in transportation, energy storage and

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RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

(25 x '25)  It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that said the Obama administration “raised’ the biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule announced this week by

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What Makes Scale-Up of Industrial Biotechnology so Difficult?

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC)  Two questions have dominated the responses received after my Lessons Learned series on commercializing industrial biotechnology (here) and the deep-dive into the industrial biotechnology commercialization process (here), the questions are what makes scale-up of industrial

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The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “Now, it’s

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UN Flags Biofuels Slowdown, as Food Prices Renew Decline

(Agrimoney.com)  The United Nations highlighted a cooling in the competition by biofuels plants for crops as it revealed a return by food prices into decline, as cereals and meat values fell to five-year lows. The UN's food agency, the Food and

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Misleading about Ethanol

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Biofuels Business Council/Times Argus)  In “Ethanol is a bad deal for Vt.” (online Nov. 21), a group called the American Council for Capital Formation argues that ethanol is a bad deal for Vermonters economically and environmentally. The allegations

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U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate talks here this week that agriculture can provide impactful and measurable contributions to global efforts to reverse climate change. Speaking at

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