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New Resource for Farmers: A Legal and Regulatory Overview of On-Farm Biodiesel Production in Vermont

(VTDigger.org)  Vermont Law School research commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund will help reach biodiesel goals of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan  —  A new report, On-Farm Biodiesel Production in

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel in a Caustic Flash

(AlphaGalileo.org)  Biodiesel represents a potentially cleaner and more sustainable fuel than those derived from crude oil. Now, scientists have developed a high-speed conversion that turns waste cooking oil into fuel

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 11th Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group on Short Rotation Woody Crop Science and Technology in an Uncertain Global Marketplace October 11-13, 2016 Fort Pierce, FL DEADLINE: March 16, 2016

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  11th Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group on Short Rotation Woody Crop Science and Technology in an Uncertain Global Marketplace October 11-13, 2016 Fort Pierce, FL DEADLINE: March 16, 2016

The Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group is a private and public partnership. Our mission is to promote collaborative efforts in developing needed operations for plantings that comply with

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Funds Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Platts, Department of Commerce’s ITA Form Strategic Agreement

(Platts/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets and a division of McGraw Hill Financial, has entered into a

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

White Mountain Biodiesel Announces Plans to Expand Plant Capacity and Begin Direct Sales of Biodiesel to Retail Customers

(White Mountain Biodiesel) NBB member White Mountain Biodiesel, LLC announced today that it has begun the expansion of its plant in North Haverhill, NH. The expansion, which will occur over

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Stimulating Investment To Grow the Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … The challenge our industry faces right now is to continue building investment in the biobased economy. That can be accomplished with both policy

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Deployment Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest has released its February 2016 edition of the Advanced Bioeconomy Deployment Report, including industry projects under development through 2019, and statistics and surveys

February 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy

(BC Cleantech CEO Alliance /NewsWire)  The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation,

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Keeps Gasoline Prices Down

by Fred Yoder (The Columbus Dispatch/Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association) When the original renewable fuel standard was passed in 2005, gasoline manufacturers were under heavy pressure to do something about

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria

by Oladunjoye A. Waleola (Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria; special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria is a company deeply involved in Jatropha curcas cultivation as well

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere around the United States. More domestic oil production means less

February 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Gary W. Johnson, Board of Contributors: Clearing up Facts about Ethanol and Your Vehicle

by Gary W. Johnson (WacoTrib.com)  … In this instance, the numbers quoted for bad-gasoline engine emissions with ethanol blends is a prediction based on ethanol harming and even shutting down catalytic

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol in Fuel: Is the Bad Rap Deserved?

by Ed Wodalski (Pumper Magazine)  Ethanol-blended fuels receive criticism for creating wear and tear on small engines  —  Should you use ethanol-blended, oxygenated fuel in your small engine? The short answer

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference —- June 6-8, 2016 — Miami, FL DEADLINE:

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference —- June 6-8, 2016 — Miami, FL   DEADLINE:

New fuels, chemicals, and materials are changing our ideas of performance, cost and sustainability. But nothing will be accomplished without sustainable, affordable feedstock — for the growers, project developers investors,

February 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference —- June 6-8, 2016 — Miami, FL

  Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference   —-   June 6-8, 2016  —  Miami, FL

SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE, AVAILABLE — THE DRIVE FOR BIOECONOMY FEEDSTOCKS AND THE BUILDING OF A SUPPLY CHAIN New fuels, chemicals, and materials are changing our ideas of performance, cost and

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Posts Presentations from Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop

The Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop was held March 18–19, 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Washington D.C. offices. Sponsored

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

New Vehicle Initiative Aims to Make Fuel and Engines Work Together More Efficiently

by Reuben Sarkar (Department of Energy)  Recently I had the pleasure of briefing members of Congress on EERE’s groundbreaking fuel-engine co-optimization initiative. The new, multi-year project combines previously independent areas of

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Public Meeting — March 8-9, 2016 — Arlington, VA

  Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Public Meeting  —  March 8-9, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Bioresources as a Key to Value Added Products — April 29-30 — Uttar Pradesh, India DEADLINE: March 15, 2016

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Bioresources as a Key to Value Added Products   —   April 29-30  —  Uttar Pradesh, India   DEADLINE:  March 15, 2016

The objective of the conference is to disseminate the knowledge about the recent advances in development of value added products from bioresources. The national conference aims to bring together leading

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioresources as a Key to Value Added Products — April 29-30 — Uttar Pradesh, India

  Bioresources as a Key to Value Added Products   —   April 29-30  —  Uttar Pradesh, India

The objective of the conference is to disseminate the knowledge about the recent advances in development of value added products from bioresources. The national conference aims to bring together leading

February 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the low

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Vilsack, Goodlatte Debate Biofuels Policy

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Federal support for biofuels came up for discussion at this week’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy. Representative Bob

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

JetBlue Joins The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/BusinessWire)  As the First U.S. Airline Member, JetBlue Joins this Coalition of Global Companies to Research the Sustainability of Aviation Biofuels  —  JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announced

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using Carbon Dioxide Emissions

(American Chemical Society) The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world’s energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. In recent years, researchers have worked to

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Two Funders. One Process. $40 Million Competition

(CCEMC and SDTC) CCEMC and SDTC are offering a unique joint funding opportunity to Canadian clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs. There is up to $40 million in funding available, with

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Science: 2015 Well Blowout Doubled Los Angeles’ Methane Leak Rate

by Meagan Phelan (AAAS.org) The first quantitative estimates of the Aliso Canyon well blowout reveal that it released more than 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. A new study

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

A Strong, Sustainable Step in the Green Direction for On-Site Fuel Provider Diesel Direct

(Diesel Direct/PR Log)  Diesel Direct announced the acquisition of all assets of Pure Energy, Inc.  The strategic purchase includes all mobile fueling customers, a full portfolio of biodiesel products, and

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Agile Biomanufacturing Industry Listening Day Workshop — March 15, 2016 — Berkeley, CA

  Agile Biomanufacturing Industry Listening Day Workshop  —   March 15, 2016  —  Berkeley, CA

A consortium of nine national laboratories is holding the Agile Biomanufacturing Industry Listening Workshop on March 15, 2016 in Berkeley, California, to increase understanding of industry needs around synthetic biology.

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Signs Licensing and Joint Development Agreements With Porta

(GEVO)  Gevo and Porta Are Targeting the Construction of at Least Four Isobutanol Plants in Argentina; First Plant to be Wholly Owned by Porta, With a Targeted Production Capacity of

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Bio Plant for Handling Household Waste to Be Built in UK

(DONG Energy/Biomass Magazine)  A world first bio plant for handling unsorted household waste will be built in Northwich, Cheshire by DONG Energy. It will be the first bio plant in

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Market Participants at Odds over Chinese Import Viability

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  There was considerable debate about the role of China as a potential export market for ethanol in the long run during the FO Licht Sugar &

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Corn Growers’ Ethanol Committee Meets with California Officials

(Crop Protection News)  The ethanol committee of the National Corn Growers Association met with California regulators and industry leaders to talk about the economy, reducing greenhouse gases, and producing higher

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuels Missouri Corn Checkoff Success

by Benjamin Herrold (Missouri Farmer Today)  Gary Marshall has seen how the Missouri corn checkoff has shaped the industry and impacted farmers. Marshall, the CEO of the Missouri Corn Growers Association

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

DSM’s Welsh Talks Company’s Plans to Shift Investments to China

by Monica Trauzzi (OnPoint/E&E TV)  As the renewable fuel standard continues to face legal and legislative challenges, advanced biofuels companies are seeking alternative investment markets. During today’s OnPoint, Hugh Welsh,

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Is The Electric Vehicle A Crude Oil Killer?

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) … Petroleum is in an entirely different category. It is used primarily for transportation, and it has held more than 90% of the transportation market for over

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate and the Price You Pay for Gas

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Just last year the USA Today and Chicago Tribune called for an end to the mandate that was created, in part, to reduce

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The Myth about Renewable Energy Subsidies

by Giles Parkinson (Clean Technica)  Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Presidential Candidates Give Voters Big Choices on Energy Plans

by Natalie Jacewicz (Scientific American)  From Trump to Sanders, the 2016 White House hopefuls emphasize different strategies, from wind power to oil drilling. As Super Tuesday primaries loom, here is

February 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fact Checking the 10th GOP Debate

by Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee (The Washington Post)  “What I said is that ethanol [mandate] will phase out; it is phasing out now. By 2022, that program expires

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol

by Robin Young (NPR’s Here and Now) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the only member of the cabinet who’s been there since President Obama took office. He heads a department

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Finland to Provide US$88 Million Investment Aid to Renewables Projects

by Nerijus Adomaiti  (Channel NewsAsia/Reuters)  Finland will provide 80 million euros (US$88 million) in aid to biofuel and new energy technology projects to meet its climate goals by 2030, the

February 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab and Joint BioEnergy Institute scientists harness enzyme in effort to cut pretreatment costs  —  Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Save Energy, Save Exergy! The Enemy of Progress a/k/a Waste Heat

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  One of the most important efforts to reduce waste heat is in transportation engines.  …   In transportation engine efficiency, there’s nothing more ambitious on

February 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa Bioenergy Files for Chapter 11 for Parent and 5 Subsidiaries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on behalf of

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: South Carolina Boats, Presidential Candidates and Ethanol Blended Fuels

(BOAT-US) … E0 (zero-ethanol) gasoline, which is sold at marinas and gas stations, is in effect being pushed out of boat fuel market to make room for the Renewable Fuel Standard-mandated

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA ‘Committed’ to Releasing RFS on Time

By Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse) After failing in recent years to meet mandated timelines for the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency is vowing to get the program back on schedule.

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe — April 6, 2016

  WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe  —  April 6, 2016

GBEP Activity Group 6:  This webinar provides the opportunity to share and discuss positive examples of bioenergy and water relationships from Africa, Asia & the Pacific and Europe. Please also note

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

  by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not true.  One of the reasons to attend conferences is to

February 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

ACORE’s Advanced Biofuel Leadership Conference Summary

(ACORE) On February 19, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) presented a panel at the Advanced Biofuel Leadership Conference (ABLC) before a full room for a Friday afternoon on, “Standing

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Is the Climate Changing for Fossil Fuel Investments?

(Morgan Stanley)  As the world embraces a low-carbon economy, should investors change how they view fossil fuel investments?  —  … Most investors interested in establishing a fossil-fuel aware portfolio can follow

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Apply to Sustainable Development Technology Canada

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada) Continuing to support and invest in Canada’s cleantech sector—and the companies that strive to improve the environmental and economic impacts of technology through innovation and entrepreneurship —Sustainable

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

The Little Photosynthetic Monster: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to ZeaKal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) PhotoSeed technology  READ MORE

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

TechStory: ZeaKal’s Series B Points the New Way of Accelerating Biotech Companies to Infinty and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  It’s Toy Story all over again. You remember Woody’s struggle to avoid being tossed onto the shelf when Buzz Lightyear arrives.  So it is

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

QU Makes Headway on Algae Project

by Joey Aguilar (Gulf Times)  Qatar University (QU) project to develop sustainable technologies from algae has entered the second phase, officials have said. The Algal Technologies Programme (ATP), of  the university’s 

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Welcomes Auto Industry Vet Tracey King to Staff

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Auto industry veteran Tracey King has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as the organization’s new Technical Director. King will serve as the RFA’s top liaison to

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol-Based Vehicle Market 2016-2020

(ReportsNReports)  Market overview of ethanol-based vehicles   —  The market research analyst predicts the global ethanol-based vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

No Bill Gates, We Don’t Need ‘Energy Miracles’ To Solve Climate Change

by Joe Romm (Think Progress)   For six years, Bill Gates has been arguing that we need “energy miracles” to avoid catastrophic climate change. For six years, he has been wrong.

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Army to Lease Land to HECO for Biodiesel-Fueled Power Project

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Army has announced the availability of the record of decision (ROD) to lease land

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

College Student Assesses Biodiesel Production on Minnesota Campus

by Jenna Ray (Biodiesel Magazine/University of Minnesota, Morris)  The possibility of biodiesel production at the University of Minnesota, Morris, is

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Researching A Rather Prickly Subject

by Brynne McMurray (Moapa Valley Progress)  Behind the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office in Logandale is a remarkable research

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

This Startup Just Launched With A New Way to Turn Seawater into Hydrogen

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Fortune Magazine)  With funding from the early investor behind GoPro, this new startup has an ambitious plan.

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Raizen Has Lowest Price as Cellulosic Ethanol Hinges on Feedstock Cost

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Of the Six Existing Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Facilities, Raizen’s Projected Price of $2.17 per Gallon Is Lowest, as

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

UW Scientists Team up with Big Oil to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel

by Thomas Content  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)  …  In one project among several around the nation, ExxonMobil is working with

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

New Ammonia Biomass Pretreatment Process Improves Yield with Lower Enzyme Loading; Improving Cellulosic Biofuel Economics

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the US, China and India, led by researchers from Michigan State University, has developed

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Popularity and Use Continues to Grow

By Andrea Johnson (Minnesota Farm Guide)  … “We’re very proud of what biodiesel has become in Minnesota, and the importance that

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

A New Recipe for Biofuel: Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth

(Phys.Org) … Today, scientists are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation’s biofuel supply, which is currently

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Best for Biofuels

by Dave Evensen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Research finds where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing detrimental effects on

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

India’s HPCL Eyes Bihar Sugar Mills for Captive Ethanol Production

by Ajoy K Das (ICIS News)  India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) is keen to venture into sugar production, making it

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA and GBEP Launch Bioenergy and Water Paper

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Italy, IEA Bioenergy and the Global Bioenergy Partnership have published the “Examples of Positive

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

High Margin Alternatives to Petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Earth Energy Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earth Energy Renewables is a company focused on commercializing bio-based chemicals and fuels. The company

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor &

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel of the Future

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple:

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Analysis: ‘TTIP Would Benefit US Biofuels’

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, currently being negotiated by the United

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Edgington Letter: The RFS Does Work

by Chris Edgington (Globe Gazette)  … Today, energy represents 5.2 cents of every dollar spent on food versus 6.8 cents in

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Swallowing the Frog

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate and Health Impacts of US Emissions Reductions Consistent with 2 °C

by Drew T. Shindell, Yunha Lee & Greg Faluvegi (Nature Climate Change)  An emissions trajectory for the US consistent with 2 °C

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Valero Asks EPA to Redefine RFS Definition of Obligated Party

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Valero Energy Corp. has filed with a petition for reconsideration with the U.S. EPA,

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Highway to High Octane: Ethanol’s Attempts to Gain Ground in US Gasoline

by Herman Wang and Jeff Bair (Platts)  Capitol Crude:  The US Oil Policy Podcast  —  The US is likely to

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE Video Illustrates E15 Retail Market Potential

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a new animated video geared toward retail fuel station owners, the American Coalition for Ethanol

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Powerful Crap: The Quest to Turn Smelly Sewage into Sweet Biodiesel

by David MacNeal (Ars Technica)  The facility smell? “That’s money,” Todd French says. “That’s what it smells like.” —  “By

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

China Prepares to Sell Ageing Corn from Bulging Stockpiles

(Business Recorder/Reuters)  China is preparing to sell ageing corn from its bulging national reserves to companies that can use it

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

From February 2016: Approval for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO): Mercedes-Benz Truck Models Approved for Alternative Fuel HVO

(Daimler)  Approval for trucks with heavy-duty OM 470, OM 471 engines as well as medium-duty OM 936 and OM 934

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

German Sugarbeet Consumption for Ethanol Jumps 9% in 2015

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Yogi Berra on Bioenergy

by Douglas Faulkner (Biofuels Digest/Leatherstocking)  … In reflecting recently about the state of bioenergy and trends in the transportation industry, I

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at ABLC 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham has received the 2016 Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

7 Megatrends for the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the bioeconomy headed? In the annual State of the Industry briefing at the

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Obama Proposes Increased Funding for BETO

(Algae Industry Magazine) President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request was released earlier this month, proposing increased funding levels

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  UNCTAD’s first report on the state of biofuel technologies in 2007 highlighted a

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman Reaches Agreement With Buffalo Biodiesel Over Lawsuits Targeting Small Businesses

(Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman)  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Buffalo Biodiesel, a company that

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Duckweed to Biofuel Plant to Set up in Sparta, Ga.

(Associated Press/Florida Times Union)  $4 million facility would convert duckweed in wastewate treatment ponds to fuel, officials say — WMAZ-TV reports

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol and the Race to Higher Octane Standards in the US: Fuel for Thought

by Herman Wang (Platts)  With the US likely to raise the gasoline octane standard in the next decade or so to

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Despite Lawsuits, EPA Investigation, Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Not Doomed’

by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle  (Enviromental Leader)  In the latest efforts to repeal the US biofuel mandate, last week the American Petroleum

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Dinneen: State of the Ethanol Industry Remains Strong

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “I am very pleased to have representatives from China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru here

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: Report Offers Recommendations on How to Market Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During the National Ethanol Conference, Matthew Willcox, executive director of the Institute of Decision Making,

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

GRFA Calls on National Governments to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently called upon national

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy: CTS Pilot Plant Producing Cellulosic Sugar

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. is pleased to announce that the CTS pilot plant located at

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

ORNL: Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Ask a biofuel researcher to name the single greatest technical barrier to cost-effective ethanol, and you’re

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Report: Energy Efficiency of Ethanol Continues to Improve

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reports recently published by the USDA Office of the Chief Economist and the University

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

New Study Released, FFV Campaign Launched at Ethanol Conference

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … A new campaign, called “Flex My Choice,” gives consumers a voice to support

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane Benefits Highlighted at National Ethanol Conference

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Held Feb. 15 to 17 in New Orleans, the NEC painted a strong

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Comet Biorefining to Build Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario

(Comet Biorefining/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Comet Biorefining Inc. has announced the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

McCarthy Addresses RFS, Role of Biomass in CPP during Hearing

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 11, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on U.S. EPA

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Falls A Few Billion Gallons Short

by Robert Rapier (Energy Trends Insider) … From zero commercial production in 2006, (Vinod) Khosla foresaw the first 100 million gallons

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Research Showing Significant Improvement in Efficiency of Ethanol Production and Other Trends

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released a statement on two recent research reports supported by USDA

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate Triggers `Constant Litigation,’ USDA Chief Says

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  EPA reduced ethanol volumes below statutory levels in November; Valero Energy files suit against U.S. government over

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Leave the Discussion in Iowa

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … Regardless of where candidates stood on ethanol, having this first step on

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels ‘Here and Now’ Solution

by Jim Grey (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)  Biofuels are an important part of the renewable energy mix and

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

38th SBFC Awards Nominations Due Monday, February 29

(Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology)  Nominations are still being accepted for the SBFC Awards. Nominations submitted will be reviewed

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Going Full Throttle with Ethanol

by Richard Childress (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Richard Childress Racing)  E15 is a great fuel for Richard Childress Racing and for the

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Consumers Puppets on a String

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With the technology we have today, it’s a disgrace that we still largely depend

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Promising Jet Fuel Market Looms for Upgraded Bioethanol, Butanol

by Kapil Lokare (Lee Enterprises/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Jet Fuel Potential  — Another large-scale market attracts developers in alcohol-to-jet fuel blends. For example,

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fungi from Goats’ Guts Could Lead to Better Biofuels

by Matt McGrath (BBC)  The legendary abilities of goats and sheep to digest a wide range of inedible materials could

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Analyst: Biofuels Consolidation Will Continue in 2016

(Ocean Park Advisors/Ag Professionals)  … “Our experience leads us to believe there will be an increased number of owners and boards

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Quebec, BioFuelNet Canada has partnered with Talk Energy Week to participate as panelists at

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Made from Agricultural Residues Used for the First Time in Cleaning Agents

(Clariant)  Clariant and Werner & Mertz collaborate; Clariant supplies cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology for Frosch® Bio-Spirit Multisurface-Cleaner; Second-generation bioethanol is

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

American Chemical Society Launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Revolution in Biobased Materials: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the USDA BioPreferred Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred program is

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Things Bernie Sanders Would Do to Crack Down on Fracking, Even if Congress Doesn’t Go Along

by Ben Adler (Grist)  … Instead of embracing gas as a supposedly cleaner “bridge fuel,” Sanders wants to go straight to

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Protein and Perfume: At ABLC, Even Less of a Focus on Fuels

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James/Biofuels Digest)  This week, we attended the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, a major annual gathering of firms

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements

by Katherine Grandstrand (McClatchy/Vehicle Service Pros)  A South Carolina college professor has procured a patent for a product that changes the

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

US Aims at 30% Penetration of Biomass Carbon in US Transport by 2030: New Federal Report Debut at ABLC 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee has recommended “targeting a potential 30% penetration of biomass carbon

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

GFBiochemicals Acquires Segetis, Enters the US Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual

February 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet to Build 30K Ton Biomass Sugar Plant in Ontario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Comet Biorefining announced at ABLC 2016 the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar

February 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Awards Grants to 38 Student Teams for Innovative Sustainable Projects

(US Environmental Protection Agency/ForConstructionPros.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Sustainability Standards Conference — May 11, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Global Sustainability Standards Conference  —  May 11, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The major annual event for sustainability standards and certification.  Over 200 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Price of Oil Crushes Liquid Transportation Fuels–Renewable and Not — Now What?

Editorial by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Europe should promote the development of home-grown alternatives to imported oil and gas,”

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Usual Suspects in Renewable Jet Fuels

by Kapil Lokare (Lee Enterprises/Renewable Energy World)  As renewables are moving from niche to mainstream, the industry is facing a paradigm

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Bet on Biofuels, Not Russian Gas, Former NATO Chief Tells EU

by Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables, such as

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

New Method for Bio-Designing Yeast Could Improve Biofuel Production

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  An assistant research specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has designed a

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

JP Energy Partners Announces Ethanol Unit Train Project and Pipeline System Interconnection Agreement for its North Little Rock Refined Products Terminal

(Digital Journal/ JP Energy Partners LP)  JP Energy Partners LP (“JP Energy”) (NYSE:JPEP) today (February 15, 2016) announced that it has

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Harnessing the Power of Biology: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Genomatica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Harnessing the power of biology to unlock new alternative feedstocks.  —  Genomatica is a widely-recognized

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers ‘Explode’ Sugar Beet Cells for Faster Fermentation

(Wageningen University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a very promising technology in which cells are

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC’s Aqua Feeding Trials in Vietnam Show Promising Results

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results of two distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) aqua feeding trials conducted by the

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Technology Harnesses Waste Gases for Power

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Castro (Alain Castro, CEO of Irvine, California-based Ener-Core) means he believes Ener-Core’s patented

February 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

ACE: GREET Shows Improvement in Life Cycle Ethanol Emissions

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine) New research by American Coalition for Ethanol President Ron Alverson indicates life cycle modeling has demonstrated

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Executive Director Participates in Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Association of Energy Engineers – National Capital Chapter, Leaders in Energy, and George

February 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS: Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

  CALL FOR POSTERS:  Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference    DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

TechConnect, in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT), the University of Central Florida’s Society

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

#RFS Is a Top Issue for Ag Equipment Makers

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Rout to Spark U.S. Ethanol Consolidation, Green Plains Says

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Chicago Tribune)  The cheapest crude oil prices in 12 years could spark a wave of ethanol industry

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company with Polygamous Ties Spent Big on Utah Politicians even as Frauds Were Found

by Nate Carlisle and Brian Maffly (The Salt Lake Tribune)  Federal agents raided offices of Washakie and Kingstons amid claims

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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