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BETO Director Shares Highlights from tcbiomass2015

(US Department of Energy)  Learn about recent updates in thermochemical biomass conversion science from BETO Director Dr. Jonathan Male, who discusses exciting breakthroughs presented during tcbiomass2015: The International Conference on

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Addendum to NAABB Report Released: Genifuel Corporation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In 2010, the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) was formed to further understand the impacts of algae on overall biomass and liquid transportation

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

How Can Higher-Yield Farming Help to Spare Nature?

by Ben Phalan, Rhys E. Green, Lynn V. Dicks, Graziela Dotta, Claire Feniuk, Anthony Lamb, Bernardo B. N. Strassburg, David R. Williams, Erasmus K. H. J. zu Ermgassen, Andrew Balmford (Science

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy — October 18-20, 2016 — Glasgow, Scotland

  European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy   —  October 18-20, 2016  —   Glasgow, Scotland

EuropaBio, Smithers Rapra and Scottish Development International are proud to announce the globally renowned European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 18-20 October

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 26-29, 2016 — San Diego, CA

  6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    —   June 26-29, 2016   —   San Diego, CA

The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Homegrown Energy Security for Europe

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Project Syndicate) The European Union is highly dependent on foreign oil. For every 100 liters consumed within the EU, 90 are imported. Meanwhile, domestic oil production is plummeting,

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Olso Airport to Supply Air BP Biojet via Main Fuel Hydrant System

(BP/Biomass Magazine)  In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, together with Norwegian airport operator Avinor, and sustainable biofuel specialist SkyNRG, have announced the results of a successful collaboration for

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Tradition Celebrates the Launch of New Environmental Markets Hub

(Tradition/Biomass Magazine) Tradition, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers in commodity and financial products, is pleased to announce the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub that brings together all

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing #Biodiesel to the Northeast

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Paul Nazzaro is no stranger to the biodiesel industry and has been a huge champion for the advanced biofuel in the Northeast for nearly two decades.

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they refer to a corn ethanol subsidy. “There actually is no subsidy

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

COP21 President Says Growing Emissions from Aviation and Shipping Sectors Must Be Tackled This Year

(GreenAir Online) The President of the COP21 negotiations in Paris, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, told the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday that in the year ahead it would

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

4th Global Moringa Meet India Updates Moringa Biodiesel Project ROI

(Eco-Business/Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP))   … A time when many industries are shrinking or closing down altogether, Moringa plantation and value addition management continues to expand and grow.

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Every Presidential Candidate’s Position on Ethanol

by Ben Potter  (Ag Web)  Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election to discuss – with one exception. Because the Renewable Fuel

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol, according to its pre-application with the city. That would include

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

American Energy Alliance Launches Six-Figure Ad Buy against Toomey-Feinstein

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard.

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry

(US Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Highlights Benefits of Rural Development Grants with Eye on Bioenergy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Are Biobased Products Clean and Safe?

by Steve Hentges (Biofuels Digest/Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group)  In a recent column, GFBiochemicals Chief Commercial Officer Marcel van Berkel wrote about the potential of levulinic acid as a biobased platform chemical.

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A primer worth knowing is “The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States”, prepared by the National Renewable

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American sports car racing season. It promises to be one of

January 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Future, Unzipped

by Erik Ness (Grow)  Lignin is a tough organic compound that gives plants like this poplar their structure—and it’s one of the biggest obstacles in breaking down plants to produce

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-Based & Renewable Plastics

by Ann R. Thryft (Design News)  A trend we think we’re seeing is that it’s not enough anymore to come out with a bio-based plastic, a biodegradable bio-based plastic, or

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation

(National Energy Technology Laboratory) The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Review of Water Consumption and Water Conservation Technologies in the Algal Biofuel Process.

by Tu Q, Lu M, Thiansathit W, Keener TC (PubMed)  Although water is one of the most critical factors affecting the sustainable development of algal biofuels, it is much less

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey Announce First Round of Funding Awards for “Fueling Our Future Initiative” $2.49 Million Awarded to Help Install 107 New Blender Pumps around Iowa

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that $2.49 million has been awarded through the “Fueling Our

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Innovative Micro Bio-Unit Can Turn Home Rubbish into Cooking Gas

(Clean Fuels Community)  Home waste could be an irritable nuisance, especially in rural areas where proper collection of waste doesn’t exist. But this trash can become a real treasure. In the

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by flying high in the polls in Iowa, despite his years

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Vehicles Based at Italian Cross-Country Ski Race

(Biofuels International)  Netherlands-based oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling arctic diesel containing Neste’s renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region, which will be

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

The Problem with Biofuels

by  Richard Martin and Michael Reilly (MIT Technology Review)  The U.S. Navy is touting its “Great Green Fleet,” but why haven’t biofuels made a bigger splash despite a decade of

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Carson, Paul, Christie and the Ethanol Boondoggle

by  John Stossel (Fox News)    …  They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates want to look strong at the start of

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Regulator Sues California Utility over State’s Historic Methane Leak

by Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters)  A California utility failed to protect residents from the largest methane leak in state history at its natural gas field near Los Angeles, a regional pollution watchdog

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of renewable energy is the best way to meet or even

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum

(Drexel NOW)  A blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a crop of the green stuff that Drexel University researchers claim

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

What Biodiesel Producers Should Know about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  If your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

From First-Gen to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

(Mack Trucks, Inc./For Construction Pros)  Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

The Collapse Of Oil Prices Has Killed What Little Serious Interest Airlines Ever Had In Biofuels

by Dan Reed (Forbes)  …  Additionally, airlines – which always are sensitive to the rising and falling of public and political sentiments – have sought to position themselves as environmentally-concerned

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass

by Nelly Berg (Chemistry World)  US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their new electrolytic approach can even release hydrogen from obstinate molecules

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Growing Beyond the RFS to Drive Demand for Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …  “The RFS helped kick start the significant volumes of ethanol production we see today, but we cannot rely on the RFS to ensure a continued

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Increased Demand from Feeders and Ethanol Keep Sorghum Sales up

by Chris Cogburn (American Agriculturist/Farm Progress)   Drop in demand from China finds domestic markets stepping up, putting balance sheet back to the future  —  For years, the sorghum balance sheet

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers

by Thomas Pyle (The Hill/ American Energy Alliance)  … Fortunately for the corn industry, “advanced” biofuels have failed to take off as Congress expected. Moreover, EPA can reduce the volumes Congress called

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), both Oregon and British Columbia have also adopted low carbon

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Third-party Groups Highlight NBB Successes with Industry Awards

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board was honored by a number of third-party organizations in 2015 for successful efforts and achievements in advancing the biodiesel industry. Honors came from

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California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Back On Solid Ground

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After an extended period of policy uncertainty, the final renewable fuel standard (RFS) rule and a two-year retroactive reinstatement of the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks In Support Of Renewable Fuels

(CBC Online) Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail and she’ll be making a stop in Carroll prior to the Iowa Caucuses. Late last week Carroll Broadcasting talked

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA-RETD Launches Call for Proposal for Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) Study DEADLINE: February 4, 2016

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA)  Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) technologies like renewable methane or renewable hydrogen can substitute fossil conventional and alternative fuels (natural gas or liquefied natural gas) and thus decrease the share

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  There are virtually “no limits” to what technology can achieve to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, says Niklas Gustafsson from the Volvo group. What will eventually

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Transport in Germany

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current developments and perspectives of conventional and advanced biofuels.  …  The

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia’s rising petrol costs. He says serious commitment

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CRISPR-Cas9 Tool Expedites Production of Biofuel Precursors and Specialty Polymers in Living Systems

by Sarah Nightingale (Phys.Org)  A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Plant in Kazakhstan Due to Restart in Dec – Report

by Plamena Tisheva (See News)  A biofuel plant in the North Kazakhstan region is due to resume production at the end of the year, Interfax reported citing the region’s governor.

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Readying for Market: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to REG Life Sciences

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In January 2014, REG acquired LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million. Most of the old LS9 team, including the entire R&D

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil, REG Tie-Up to Take Cellulosic Biodiesel to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two giants hook up to bring cellulosic biodiesel to scale. A new source of biodiesel

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Push to Change Biodiesel Tax from Blender’s to Producer’s Credit

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers would like to see the Biodiesel Tax Credit changed from

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Fortune Smiles on Industry, Better Late Than Never

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … Second, we have both retroactive and forward-facing tax credits. For the first time

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute) …   In the summer of 2014, the USDA released the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap. The

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses

by Rajdeep Golech (Biomass Magazine)  Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.  —  Emphasis

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest –

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Claims World’s First Bioenergy Facility to Produce Both Food and Aviation Fuels

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-consortium supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Market Assessment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past month, NREL published a critical assessment on the viability of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane’s Liquid Diamonds: The Secret Value of Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is ethanol really worth $3.81 for the octane but costs only $1.39 on the market? How

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Student Awards in Green Chemistry Applications due February 19th

(American Chemical Society) Green Chemistry Student Awards – Apply by February 19, 2016 The Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship and Kenneth G.

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas

(Pipeline and Gas Journal)  Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is going forward with a project to build its first ethanol terminal

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Expansion May Boost Michigan Basis

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News)  Strong ethanol demand and ample supplies are two of the main reasons the Andersons

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ABO Seeking Virtual Interns

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Help us build the algae industry  —  Students – Are you interested in doing more for your

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Will Oil Prices Rebound in 2016?

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  Oilprice.com recently spoke with Carl Larry, Director of Oil and Gas at Frost & Sullivan, a

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Efficient Transfer of CO2 to Microalgal Systems

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers have developed a new inexpensive and environmentally friendly technique to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, according

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

FTC Rule Amends Labeling Requirements for Certain Ethanol Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Federal Trade Commission has published a rule in the Federal Register finalizing amendments

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Know Your Target Market

by  Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  There’s plenty of consumer research on motorists’ fuel buying habits,

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Panel of Bioenergy Experts Examine Biofuels as Solution to Transportation GHG Emissions

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/MarketWired)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) was proud to host three Canadian bioenergy experts who participated

January 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Super Bowl Fan Village, Fan Charter Buses

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Congressional Delegation Unanimously Calls for Strong Up-Tick in 2017 Renewable Fuel Volumes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine Receives Highest Standard Certification for Its Sustainable Marine Biofuels

(GoodFuels Marine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ (RSB) 12-point certification is considered having the strictest sustainability criteria, guaranteeing the sustainability

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 25 Advanced Bioeconomy Capital Raises of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest reports that the Top 25 capital raises in the advanced bioeconomy

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy to Lead Competition DEADLINE: April 4, 2016

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead competition in October

January 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes on ‘Corporate Greed’ and Climate Change at Davos

by Proma Khosla (Mashable)  … “Together we are fighting to preserve our fragile climate from irreversible damage, and devastation of unthinkable

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Next Step for Volt, Green Car of the Year, Should Be E85 Capability

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Don’t let all the accolades go to your head, Chevy Volt. You’re still not

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Isn’t The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  … Michelle Malcho from Chevy’s communications group responded: The engine was chosen to be the most

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Faced with Cheap Oil Prices, Biofuels Industry Sees No Déjà Vu

(Reuters/Business Times)  Ethanol producers may feel less pain from sinking oil prices than in previous tough times, as a government

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due

by Kenneth Riffle (Salina Journal) Opinion:  … Ethanol utilized as an oxygenate in blended gasoline helps control carbon monoxide emissions. As an

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Does EPA’s RFS Ruling Meet Congress’s Intent?

by Jonathan Coppess (University of Illinois/AgFax) Today’s article completes the discussion of EPA’s final rule for the RFS. The previous articles in

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(National Biodiesel Board)   US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology

January 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Sunliquid Is Awarded the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

(Clariant)  Sunliquid prevailed against 14 competitors in the category Process Innovations; Cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology is groundbreaking for climate

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Strong 2015 Places Joule as a Global Leader in Scalable Ultra-Low Carbon Fuel Technologies

(Joule/BusinessWire) Major milestones include acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, expanded partner relationships, continued strong technology development backed by strong financing partners

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Partner Collaborations Advance Second-Generation Elevance Biorefinery Technology

(Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.)  In collaboration with several partners, including the special contribution of Versalis under a strategic partnership started

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Takreer Refinery Blends Biofuel

(Khaleej Times)   The BIOjet Initiative is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks to develop sustainable energy

January 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa to Sell off Bioenergy Arm for a Billion Bucks

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, as part of its complete restructuring to avoid bankruptcy, Abengoa has decided to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass,

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Economics of Cover Crops

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  At the first Soil Health Summit last year, I talked with Purdue University agricultural economist Dr.

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Horowitz: Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System

by Daniel Horowitz (Conservative Review)  … In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ohio Has Few Checks for Natural-Gas Storage Leaks

by Laura Arenschield (Columbus Dispatch)  … In fact, Ohio ranks eighth nationwide in the volume of natural gas stored below ground.

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Eni Research Brings You Eni Diesel +

(Eni)  This is another great example of Eni’s focus on sustainable innovation. Starting from next Monday, 18 January, the new

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EWG Blasts Ethanol for Making Iowa’s Waterways Toxic

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Working Group has released a new blog alleging corn produced for

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Designer Enzymes and Strains: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Arzeda

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  100,000+ naturally occurring molecules are known but the biosynthesis is unknown — and cannot be

January 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Launch of the Great Green Fleet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $2.05 per gallon for drop-in, non-food advanced biofuels blends. Who would have thought it possible

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

US Energy Secretary Expresses Support for Biofuels at DC Auto Show

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   This year, for a change, in the introduction to his

January 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Honda VP Says NSX Probably Racing in 2017 Le Mans GT Class

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., in

January 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Department of the Navy is now buying advanced, drop-in, cost-competitive, next gen renewable fuels. The

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Dealing with India’s Sugar Mess

by Prerna Sharma (Nikkei Asian Review)  Global commodity markets are going through one of their worst phases, thanks to sluggish

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Vehicle Emission Models Unreliable

(WNAX Radio)  A new study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that the vehicle emissions model used by the

January 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Arid Farm Can Soon Produce Aviation Biofuel at Masdar

by Haseeb Haider  (Khaleej Times)  The two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

California Gas Leak Exposes Growing Natural-Gas Risks

by Richard Martin (MIT Technology Review)  As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Amidst Drop in Oil Prices, U.S. Navy Deploys ‘Great Green Fleet’

by David Alexander (Reuters/Yahoo!)  The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

How a Controversial SECNAV Has Transformed the Navy

(Navy Times)  … The future fleet is poised to operate more on alternative fuels and be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

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University of Georgia Scientists Using $5 Million Grant to Combat Invasive Weed Johnsongrass

by James Hataway  (University of Georgia)  A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Supply Ministry Receives 16 Offers for Establishment of Commercial Chains Branches in Governorates

by Shaimaa Al-Aees  (Daily News Eqypt)  … The ministry is working on developing the production of the Egyptian Sugar and

January 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Iowa Governor Calls for Anti-Cruz Vote on Ethanol Issue

by David Pitt (Associated Press) Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group)

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Government Prepares for RTFO Consultation

(Biofuels International) The UK Government is preparing to consult on legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) this year.

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Building Block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s Novel FDME Pathway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new “breakthrough process” in producing

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM Find “Breakthrough Process” for a “Long-Sought Molecule”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

South Korea Planning To File Charges Against Volkswagen Exec: Report

by Michael Ballaban (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Criminal Charges Coming Against Volkswagen’s People  —  We haven’t seen much by the way of

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Upside Down Ethanol-Gas Ratio Appears to Be New Normal

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

King Vows to Protect Renewable Fuels Standards

(KIOW)  There has been a lot of discussion among political candidates regarding the production of ethanol fuels. Some candidates are

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

BiobasedWorld — February 15-16, 2017 — Cologne, Germany

  BiobasedWorld  —  February 15-16, 2017  —  Cologne, Germany

If converting renewable biological resources into bio-based products or bioenergy is your business, BiobasedWorld is the trade show for you.

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016 — October 25-27, 2016 — Washington, DC

  CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016  —  October 25-27, 2016  —  Washington, DC

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for CAAFI stakeholders and leaders alike to experience the momentum of the alternative aviation

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Uggah: Malaysia Committed to B10 Biodiesel

(Malaysiakini/Reuters) Malaysia is still committed to its plan to raise its biodiesel mandate to 10 percent despite low oil prices, a

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Outlook: Abengoa Doubts May Not Affect Biofuels Industry

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Although the cellulosic ethanol industry has had some challenges, there is hope for the year

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

ABN AMRO Bank New Partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program for Biojet Fuel

(KLM)  The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme has welcomed its 12th partner: the ABN AMRO bank today officially joined the group

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Sh288 Million Ethanol, Sh56 Million Contraband Sugar Seized in Mombasa

by Nancy Agutu and Elkana Jacob (The Star) Ethanol worth Sh288 million and contraband sugar valued at Sh56 million were seized

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Challenge to Rules on Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Continues

(American Soybean Association)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) this week filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Insurance for New Biofuel Crop Now Available

(US Department of Agriculture/PRMediaRelease) Carinata Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon — USDA’s Risk Management Agency today announced that producers

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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