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KLM Launches New Series of Biofuel Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

(Newswire.com)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The flights are marking yet another step

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — April 6, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace  —  April 6, 2016

Join Genscape for an educational webinar that will provide insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending growth.

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

BIRD Foundation Grant (up to $1 Million) Application Deadline for Proposals: June 29, 2016

The US-Israel Binational R&D Foundation (BIRD Foundation) is a joint program of the US Dept of Commerce and Israeli Ministry of Economy and Trade that provides grants up to $1

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It Is OK to Fuel the Boat with Ethanol

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The gasoline used by more than 95 percent of Americans, E10, contains 10 percent ethanol and is safe to use in marine engines. All

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products / Sibley East High School Visits Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Nineteen high school students from Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop today (March 24, 2016) to get a closer look at how clean, homegrown

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

St Paul Drivers Choose E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM today (March 30, 2016) rewarded drivers who chose to fuel up with E15 at St Paul Minnoc during an

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Big Oil Could Lose $10 Billion if E15 is the New Regular

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new report by Reuters indicates that the oil industry could lose $10 billion annually if E15 replaces E10 and becomes the new regular in gas stations

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Electric Car Bill Will Do Little to Reduce Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Today’s Star Tribune reported of a proposal in the Minnesota legislature that calls for a financial incentive to boost electric or plug-in hybrid sales in the state

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Engage Key Social Concepts for Sustainability

by Christina C. Hicks, et al. (Science Magazine)  With humans altering climate processes, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem functions (1), governments and societies confront the challenge of shaping a sustainable future for

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) with the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for the company’s continuous contributions to the deployment of biochemical

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Better Use of Entire Biomass of Willow

(Phys.Org/VTT Technical Research Center of Finland)  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilised more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Company Given Permission To Carry On

by Tao Woolfe (The Sandwich Enterprise)  Cape Cod Biofuels, Inc. has been cleared by all local regulatory boards and agencies and given the Sandwich Board of Selectmen’s blessings—a happy ending

March 31, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Drop in, Trip Out, Turn On: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Drop-In Fuels” Here below is the first slide deck presented on the day. We’ll have the remainder of

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Rivertop Renewables, DTI Blast thru Nameplate at First Commercial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Benchmark tests prove higher volumes than initial forecast; plant receives “Recommended” rating after first customer audit In Montana, Rivertop Renewables, a Montana-based novel chemicals company,

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugarcane, Modified to Produce Oil, Promises Better Biodiesel

by  Stephen Edelstein (Green Car Reports)  … Altering sugarcane to produce oil could yield much greater amounts of biodiesel than the current most popular crop, soybeans, say researchers from the University

March 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Food/Energy/Water (FEW) Nexus Conference: “Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy” — April 27-28 2016 — New Brunswick, NJ

  Food/Energy/Water  (FEW) Nexus Conference:  “Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy”   —   April 27-28 2016  —  New Brunswick, NJ

Conference for Sustainable Communities and Resilience —  Rutgers – New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health First day of the event will focus on the latest research in food waste to

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Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters Canada)  It has created a modest 200 jobs in a Finnish forestry industry that has lost around 20,000 in the past decade, but UPM-Kymmene’s new biofuels

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107th ACOCS Annual Meeting & Expo — May 1-4, 2016 — Salt Lake City, UT

  107th ACOCS Annual Meeting & Expo  —  May 1-4, 2016  —  Salt Lake City, UT

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known world-wide for its extensive technical program, the

March 30, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Breeding High Yielding Bioenergy Sorghum for the New Bioenergy Belt — April 19, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Breeding High Yielding Bioenergy Sorghum for the New Bioenergy Belt  —  April 19, 2016

Sorghum will dramatically increase the viability of bioenergy because it is a highly productive crop with a limited need for irrigation or fertilization. The region targeted for future production, however,

March 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s New, and Who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides presented on the day.  The recorded version can be accessed

March 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Queensland Greenlights Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Project for Military, Aviation, Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Queensland, the state premier Anna Palaszczuk, the Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham, and the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey jointly announced

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Lab Creates New Biofuels to Expand Alternative Energy Sources

by Allison Ong (Daily Bruin)  … UCLA researchers have been using bacteria, microscopic organisms responsible for disease and digestion, to convert living matter into liquid fuel. (Paul) Lin, a chemical engineering

March 29, 2016 Read Full Article

OBIC Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum — May 18, 2016 — Columbus, OH

  OBIC Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum  —  May 18, 2016  —  Columbus, OH

Bioplastics are in your future.  Discover what you need to know to grow your bio-business. If you’re in the plastics industry, you’re aware of bioplastics. But do you know what

March 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet methane, otherwise known as CH4.  In February, Harvard researchers published

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

ARA Delivers Game-Changing 100% Renewable Fuels to the Navy

(Applied Research Associates/ARA)  No More Blending: 100 Percent Drop-In Renewable Fuel will Increase Energy Security for U.S. Military While Reducing CO2 Emissions  —  The Navy is performing certification testing on

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Hear it Here – I Promise Facts About Ethanol Won’t Be Corny!

by  Joanna Wavrunek (WHTC)  Well, not exactly, it is time we have a conversation about ethanol. It was technically started in the  15th century in the form of Moonshine Whiskey

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Column: Clean Energy Fuels Our Economy

by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (Daily Globe)  …  The United States can’t sit on the sidelines and depend on foreign oil to keep our economy running. America is a powerful

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems. This marks

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Dilma Sanctions Law Increasing Addition of Biodiesel in Diesel

by Leonardo Goy (Reuters; Google translation)  President Dilma Rousseff signed on Wednesday the law which provides for the gradual increase in biodiesel blend in diesel, from the current 7 percent

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Public Workshop – Biofuels Program of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program — March 30, 2016 — Sacramento, CA

  Public Workshop – Biofuels Program of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program  —  March 30, 2016  —  Sacramento, CA

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop for the Biofuels Program of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). The purpose of this workshop is

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

GS Caltex to Build Plant for Biobutanol in H1

by Lee Seo-young (Korea Herald)  GS Caltex will begin the construction of a plant for mass-production of biobutanol, a renewable biofuel for cars that can be used as a substitute

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More with Less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We knew that Stora Enso has become awesomely serious about the advanced bioeconomy when news emerged in 2014 that the company had acquired Virdia for $33

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

New South Wales Passes State Biofuels Reform Bill, Limits Exceptions to Boost Blend Rates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, the NSW Parliament approved legislative changes to the operation of the NSW Biofuels Act. imposing the requirement that 6% of all motor spirits sold.

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Australia to Invest a Billion Bucks into Clean Energy and Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the Federal Government announced that it is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support emerging technologies make the leap from

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Centre to Have a New Transport Department Soon: Nitin Gadkari

by Elizabeth Roche (Live Mint)  The government will set up a transport department, which will tie up with green funds and aid in converting buses into bio-diesel-, bio-ethanol-, electric- and CNG

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

SDSU Works toward Ground-Breaking Way to Fuel Planes

by Kelli Gerry (The Collegian)  South Dakota State researchers are working to perfect a process that could allow them to turn mustard seeds into jet fuel for Navy fighter planes. If

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Setting the Record Straight on Heartland Institute’s False RFS Claims

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy)  Last week, the Heartland Institute published a blog post claiming  the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has a detrimental impact on American farmers and rural corn producing

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada’s Budget Pitches for Clean Tech and Emissions Reductions in Transport and Energy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the proposed national budget provides C$50 million over four years to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to support the development of clean technologies;

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products — November 1-4, 2016 — Chapel Hill, NC DEADLINE: May 27, 2016

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products — November 1-4, 2016 — Chapel Hill, NC     DEADLINE:  May 27, 2016

Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 27, 2016. Submitters will be notified about acceptance of abstracts on July 1, 2016  READ MORE

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s up with Cellulosic Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 March Madness Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we conducted a webinar on the state of cellulosic fuels as part of our 2016 March Madness series. You can experience the recorded

March 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Aemetis Licenses Edeniq’s Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Edeniq and Aemetis have entered into a License Agreement under which Aemetis will deploy Edeniq’s Pathway technology at its 60 million gallon per year ethanol production facility located

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources CEO Visits Cuba — Company Seeks Partners to Deploy Sustainable Energy Technology

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  As a result of recent changes to Commerce Department regulations by the Obama administration regarding trade with Cuba, the advanced modular technology available from Greenbelt Resources Corporation

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Developing Algae to Target Wastewater Contaminants

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Sean Myers reports that University of Calgary researchers have found a way to program algae with bacterial genes to target unwanted chemicals and pharmaceuticals that end up

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Aemetis Nabs Exclusive California Rights to LanzaTech’s Advanced Ethanol Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, news arrived that Aemetis has acquired 12 years of exclusive rights in California (based upon achieving certain milestones) to LanzaTech’s technology for the

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

AST Increases Scale of Wisconsin Research Facility

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine) American Science and Technology has completed the scale-up of its biorefinery in Wausau, Wisconsin. The scale-up increase’s the processing capacity of AST, an emerging technology

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Lincoln Park Professor Nets $450K Grant for Biofuel Research

by William Westhoven (Parsippany, NJ Daily Record) A Lincoln Park educator has been awarded a $450,000 grant to help fund continued research into the development of biofuel alternatives in certain regions

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

B&C Professionals Help Tell the Story of EPA’s “Half Century of Progress”

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  Many Americans today, including many legislators at the federal and state levels, were not yet born when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Grassley, Klobuchar, 17 Other Senators Urge EPA to Set a High Blending Target Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and 17 other senators today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set high

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

First Midwest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Is Producing Tank-Car Loads of Fuel

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Poet Inc. is shipping fuel from Iowa facility, which could hit full output by year’s end.  —  Poet Inc., the nation’s first commercial-scale producer of

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Calling for Reduction on Ethanol Tariffs

(Hoosier Ag Today/WKKG) On Monday, nine U.S. House members sent a letter to U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman, urging him to examine opportunities to reduce any tariffs on U.S. produced energy,

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Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in U.S. Biofuel Push: Carmakers and Drivers

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles on U.S. roads can safely handle E-15 fuel, a gasoline

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Bust Adds to U.S. Fuel Glut and Losses Across Corn Belt

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg Business) … Back in 2007, when crude oil was headed toward a record $147.27 a barrel, ethanol was being touted as a cheap alternative from abundant domestic

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Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel

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Explosive Growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and Its Applications

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Is It the perfect Energy Solution? Where Solar, Carbon Capture and Bio Collide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of these days your personal transportation system might look like this. A solar or wind energy facility generates renewable electricity, which is converted into

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  North America’s top fleets have spoken, and their #1 choice for greening their fleet operations is biodiesel.  According to a new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The United States’ Shifting Approach to Ethanol and other Biofuels Is a Case Study in Short-Sighted Decision Making.

by Alexis Bateman and Yossi Sheffi (MIT Sloan Management Review)  How a Lack of Systemic Thinking Threatens a Sustainable U.S. Energy Policy — … In 2011, a combination of market conditions and

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Annual Forum — June 14-17, 2016 — Rome, Italy

  Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Annual Forum  —   June 14-17, 2016  —  Rome, Italy

On behalf of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) it is our pleasure to announce the GACSA Annual Forum, “Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action.” The Annual Forum will take

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Ratify a Strategy for Increasing Demand

(Southeast Farm Press)  Corn growers push to increase ethanol demand, explore new uses, increase livestock exports and improve transportation infrastructure. — National Corn Growers Association finalized a new strategic plan March

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuels a Primary Challenge in Iowa to Cruz-backer Steve King

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Rick Bertrand, a state senator from Sioux City, Iowa, has announced a primary challenge

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Will Get Back Up

(RPA News)  Our top story this month is a blunt reminder of how deeply U.S. policy uncertainty cut down and yanked

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A 21st-Century Investment in Productive, Sustainable Agriculture

by Margaret M. Zeigler (The Hill/Global Harvest Initiative)  … Held each year since 1973, National AG Day helps consumers, the administration and

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

First-of-Its-Kind Renewable Biomethane Fuelling Station Opens in UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  CNG Fuels, in partnership with the national grid, has unveiled a new filling station in the UK allowing

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Deliver Nordic Countries’ Largest Biogas Plant to Produce Fuel for Buses

(Bioenergy Insight)  Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä has been awarded an order to supply the largest biogas liquefaction plant in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Dr Peter Phelps Quits as NSW Government Whip over Ethanol Laws

by Alicia Wood (The Daily Telegraph)  NSW upper house government whip Peter Phelps resigned yesterday — forgoing $20,000 a year

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

France Adopts Watered-Down Palm Oil Tax

by Cécile Barbière (EurActiv)  French MPs have approved an additional tax on palm oil. But sustainably-produced oil and imports for biofuels

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Chemical Intermediate with Big Mo’: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to FDCA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To accompany our coverage this week of advanced chemicals with 5-HMF and its derivative, FDCA,

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

AVA-CO2’s Move to Replace Formaldehyde Shows the Endurin’ Allure in Furans

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In June 2014 the 6th adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the CLP (Classification,

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

RSB Lead Auditor Blended Course — May 4-6, 206 — High Wycombe, UK

  RSB Lead Auditor Blended Course  —  May 4-6, 206  —  High Wycombe, UK

We look forward to welcoming auditors, consultants or industry representatives at this RSB course. Take this opportunity to learn about

March 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

RSB Certification of Jatropha Oil from Manabi/Ecuador as Sustainable Fuel for Combustion Engines on Galapagos Islands

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) In the small country of Ecuador, all environmental risks of the production and consumption of fossil

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

PHYCO2 and MSU Make Breakthrough in Clean Air Technology, Growing Pure Algae 24/7 and Without Sunlight

(PHYCO2) PHYCO2 -an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company- has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA: Interest in Offering Renewable Fuels Higher than Ever

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering renewable fuels is

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Quantifies Employment, Turnover Impacts of EU Bioeconomy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

In Fish Fry Season, Oil Finds another Use as Homemade Fuel

by Grant Gerlock (Harvest Public Media)  … Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Easter you’ll find hundreds of hungry parishioners lining up at

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Says Ethanol Harms Corn Counties

by Ann Purvis (Heartland Institute)  … (A) new study from researchers at Strata Policy (SP) and the Institute of Political Economy

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Are Low Diesel Prices Hurting Biofuels Companies?

by John O’Dell (Forbes/Trucks.com)  With diesel fuel prices hovering at lows not seen in a decade, the smart money might bet

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Thanks Lowe’s Quick Action Following Inaccurate Ethanol Signs

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed deep appreciation to Lowe’s for responding so quickly to the industry’s

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Ethanol Blending in Petrol Can Cut down Crude Import’

(Daily Hunt)  Concerned over slow progress of ethanol blending in petrol and diesel, a parliamentary committee has expressed that the

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Murex LLC and White Energy Announce Ethanol Marketing Agreement

by Francesca Brindle (Energy Global)  Murex LLC, a leading domestic US ethanol marketer and distributer, has announced further market growth

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Agency Sets Sights on Grass in Bid to Make a Better Biofuel

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Arpa-E project deploys drones and robots to breed fast-growing, drought-resistant and greener biofuel from sorghum

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Thorntons to Begin Selling E15 at Chicago Locations

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Fueling retailer Thorntons announced today that it will offer its branded E15 option, Unleaded15, at all 43

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

MSU, PHYCO2 Collaborate on Algae Growth Demonstration Project

(PHYCO2)  PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, and Michigan State University (MSU) have announced a partnership designed to

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

50 Hot Companies, 50 Quick Takes: The Digest’s Snapshot Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, we conducted a popular webinar on the Hot 50 as part of

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Efforts to Link Climate Change to Severe Weather Gain Ground

by Warren Cornwall (Science Magazine)  Scientists are tying climate change to individual cases of extreme weather with increasing confidence and speed.

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon

by Peter Vail and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)  As the political likelihood of passing comprehensive national climate policy has remained

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

by John Upton (Climate Central)  A growing number of Americans are moving into homes nestled between the idyllic beaches of

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Native American Tribe to Relocate from Louisiana Coast as Sea Levels Rise

by Sebastien Malo (PlanetArk/Reuters)  A small Native American community in coastal Louisiana is to be resettled after losing nearly all its

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

CPUC Staff to Bloom Energy: Your Fuel Cells Shouldn’t Get State Incentives

by Jeff St. John (GreenTechMedia)  Will the fuel-cell maker lose its eligibility for California’s SGIP program? The debate rages on

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: What’s Next? Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape Explores a World of Clean Power Plans and Favorable Tax Incentives; Exposes Potential Cracks

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  For a meeting about renewable energy held on St. Patrick’s Day, EPA Acting Assistant

March 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a

March 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Jerke: Despite Big Oil’s Efforts, Biofuels Are Moving U.S. Forward

by  Mike Jerke (Dickinson Press/Guardian Energy LLC) American-made ethanol is a clean-burning, environmentally friendly biofuel that represents an exciting step

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing up the Throttle on Cellulosic Ethanol

by Holly Jessen and Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Although there are challenges facing the second generation ethanol industry, progress

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Security Drives U.S. Military to Renewables

by  Camille von Kaenel (ClimateWire/Scientific American) Reducing emissions is not a priority for the military — … Concerns over energy security are

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The Truth Behind Marine Engines & Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In response to a recent misleading piece in BoatUS, which warned of marine engine damage due

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

House Hearing Attacks #RFS

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The House Oversight Subcommittees on Interior and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules held a joint hearing Wednesday

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles in U.S. Remains Positive Despite Recent Set Backs

(Diesel Technology Forum)  While diesel passenger vehicles sales have decreased in recent months, there are some positive signs that indicate

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Reduction in Renewable Fuel Standard Has Hurt Iowa

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) New study finds renewable fuels continue to power Iowa’s economy, but they could do a lot more.

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

US EPA ‘Analyzing’ Potential Shift in RFS Obligation from Refiners to Blenders

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency is considering a request by several independent refiners to shift the responsibility

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Using Microbial Consortia May Boost Success of Biotechnologies

(Phys.Org)  Around the world, researchers are studying microbes to see if these tiny organisms can be used to solve a

March 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Automakers Should Expect Biodiesel Blends — Global Biofuels Outlook Forecasts through 2035

(Stratas Advisors/PR Newswire)  Like government leaders around the world, candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have pandered to opposing

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Low Oil Prices Drying up Ethanol Producers’ Profits

by Donnelle Eller and Christopher Doering (Iowa City Press-Citizen)  Ethanol producers across the Corn Belt are being battered by tumbling gasoline prices

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Based on the Mother of All Plants: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to TerraVia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The goal: Transforming Solazyme into a food, nutrition, and specialty ingredient innovation platform harnessing the

March 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

No Pain, No Gain: A Tale of Three Companies, Pacific Ethanol, BioAmber and TerraVia at a crossroads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … a fascinating look at the evolution in the fuels, renewable chemicals, specialty products and nutrition

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Teams with CFTC on Monitoring RIN Trade

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission enter into this

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

BioCycle West Coast 16 — April 2-7, 2016 — San Diego, CA

  BioCycle West Coast 16   —   April 2-7, 2016  —   San Diego, CA

BIOCYCLE WEST COAST16, organized by the editors of BioCycle magazine, covers all the bases for successful organics recycling: Source Reduction

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Commentary: Implementing The Electric RFS

by Jim Lemon and Michael Lemon (BioCycle/Biogas Researchers, Inc.)  Michael Lemon describes steps to move EPA forward on the RFS renewable

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Investors See $7.4 Billion Vanish as Dividends Targeted

by Alex Nussbaum and Michael Roschnotti (Bloomberg Business)  Bludgeoned by falling energy prices, at least a dozen oil and natural gas companies

March 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Making #Ethanol the Consumers’ Choice

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  An expert on consumer marketing offered some recommendations on how to make ethanol the natural choice

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Many Agree: Hyacinth’s a Gas

by Reed Fujii  (Recordnet.com)  Water weed holds promise as biofuel  —  Water hyacinth, the invasive water weed that carpets San

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit — April 14-15, 2016 — Seattle, WA

  Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit  —   April 14-15, 2016   —   Seattle, WA

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle is a supply chain event that brings together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Raps Industry and Media for Hyping up New Technologies that Over-Promise on Sustainable Aviation

(GreenAir ONline)  Industry and the media have hyped up new technological solutions that promise emissions reductions and so lead to

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Life As We Might Have Known It: What If Ethanol Was Our Primary Engine Fuel

by  Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Our exchange began with his comments that government should not decide which fuel

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Shaping up as Fight of the Year in Sacramento

by Laurel Rosenhall (CALmatters/San Francisco Chronicle) A Harvard economist known globally for his work on climate change policy sat in the Sacramento

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to the New US House of Representatives Free Market Green Coalition – Without a Price on Pollution, There are No Market-Based Solutions to Clean Up the Environment

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  We welcome US Representatives Adam Kinzinger, Barbara Comstock, Joe Heck, Chris Gibson, Ryan Costello,

March 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Smith Featured at Briefing Focused on E15

(Rep. Adrian Smith’s office/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., presented at a briefing March 1 to educate congressional staff

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasoline Retailers Converting More Pumps for Higher Ethanol Blends

by Dave Franzman (KCRG-TV9)  Gasoline retailers in Iowa plan to add a large number of renewable fuel pumps this year

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

No, America’s Not ‘Off Foreign Oil’

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/The Daily Caller)  The recent article, “America is off Foreign Oil, No Thanks to Ethanol”

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ross McKitrick: How Politicians Wrecked the Case for Carbon Taxes

by Ross McKitrick (Financial Post)  The existing policy framework has destroyed the possibility for carbon taxes to achieve efficiency  —

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Takes Part in USDA Trade Mission to Peru, Chile

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several representatives of the biofuel industry are participating in a USDA trade mission to

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Where The Remaining Presidential Candidates Stand On Energy

by Brigham A. McCown (Forbes)  … Based upon a review of her (Hillary Clinton’s) campaign website, The following are expressions of her

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Using Algae-Based Agricultural Feed Could Reduce Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Pre-Industrial Levels, According to Peer-Reviewed Study

(Algae Biomass Organization/MarketWired)  Use of Algae as Animal Feedstock Has All of the Benefits of Biomass Without Land Use Concerns

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

ROGER WICKER: Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Roger Wicker (Daily Journal)  America’s energy landscape has changed dramatically since the creation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo — June 20–23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

  National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo  —   June 20–23, 2016  —  Milwaukee, WI

This year the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is co-located with the world’s largest ethanol conference, the 32nd annual

March 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0001481: Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Scale-Up and Operation Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

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

March 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Soil Health Partnership Participation Explodes

by Lizzy Schultz (AgWired)  Twenty-five more farms have joined in on the groundbreaking research effort from Soil Health Partnership (SHP)

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Illegal UCO Cartels Hinder Biofuel Program: Observers

by Anton Hermansyah (The Jakarta Post)  The illegal activity of passing off used cooking oil (UCO) as non-brand cooking oil (NBCO),

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.1 Billion to Minnesota’s Economy in 2015

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.13 billion to the state’s gross domestic product in 2015, according to a

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

This New Plane Will Make the First Ever Carbon-Free Flight across the Atlantic Running on Sunshine and Algae.

by David Nield (Science Alert)  A new plane powered solely by biofuels and solar energy is about to make the

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Going to Scale: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BASF and Avantium have now signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Endless Assault on the RFS

by Doug Durante (The Hill/ Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With regard to the recent opinion expressed by Rob Green of

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Objectives Will Be Missed without Biofuels

by Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes/EurActiv)  If Europe is serious about its climate commitments, and if Europe wants to reduce its

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Deal Could Boost Ethanol Push

(WNAX) At a recent meeting between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, an agreement was announced to address

March 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fly Green Fund Wins Biofuel Partnership of the Year Award

(SkyNRG) During the award ceremonies at the World Biofuel Markets conference, the Fly Green Fund was announced as the winner

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought,

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announces Technology Breakthrough, New Method for Turning Plant Oils into Jet Fuel

(Tyton/Digital Journal)  Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a major technological advancement in the production of sustainable jet fuel. Tyton filed

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK

by Anastazio Mpumulo  (AllAfrica)  Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has handed over ethanol stoves to 36 households in

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Quantifies Land Use Change Impact of Biofuels Consumed in the EU

(Ecofys) Land Use Change effects differ significantly for various types of biofuels consumed in the EU. Today, the European Commission

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont/Biofuels Digest) … (O)ur call is clear: we must act with the utmost urgency as we work

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

R20 and WRI, a Roadmap to Zero Waste and Sustainable Investing

by James L. Stewart (California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon/Biofuels Digest) A major worldwide effort is underway through the non-profit organization R20 Regions of

March 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

How Miami Beach Is Keeping the Florida Dream Alive—And Dry

by Sara Solovitch (Politico Magazine)  … This is the road that floods when the tides are high and the waters of the

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Blog: Who Killed the Only EPA Certified E85 Conversion Kit?

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …  To write this, I talked to Chris Disher and Max Kinast.  As Disher said, it’s

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Undermines EPA, Blames Rising Methane Levels on Farming, Not Fracking

by Valerie Richardson (The Washington Times)  A newly released international study finds that farming, not fracking, is the likely culprit

March 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

What Are the CAFE Standards, and Why Do They Matter?

by Robin Vercruse (Fuel Freedom)  … Initially focused on reducing our nation’s petroleum use in the wake of the oil crisis

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

BIODEX-SA First in Tunisia to Earn RSB Certification

(PRLog/Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  BIODEX-SA, a company based in Tunisia, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using CO2 Emissions

(American Chemical Society)  … Now, a team reports in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research an optimized way of producing biofuel

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

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