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Do Environmental Groups Really Want Solutions?

by  Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Consider, for example, that approximately a third of annual GHG emissions emanate from the transportation sector which still relies heavily on carbon-intensive

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Flying High with Algae

(James Cook University)  A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Teams with Shell to Convince EU the Way to Decarbonize Transport

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, Volkswagen has teamed with Shell on a new report by Roland Berger promoting a policy path forward towards a European transport market that

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Provision in Bipartisan Energy Bill Touches Environmental Flash Point

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  In the sweeping measure that was overall non-controversial, one provision in particular has some environmental groups in apoplexy – the categorization of biomass as

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

PHYCO2, MSU Announce Breakthrough in Algae Technology

(PHYCO2/Biomass Magazine)  PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University.  The technology

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Publishes Analysis of California LCFS Data

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain-based ethanol provided nearly half of

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian company creating cleaner, more cost-effective cooking solutions for West Africa’s

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

BETO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bioenergy with 4-H Youth Leaders from Across the Nation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted a roundtable discussion with a group of 4-H youth delegates from across the country on April

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Co-Optima Stakeholder Listening Day Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office, in partnership with the Vehicle Technologies Office and DOE national laboratories, hosted a stakeholder listening day last June to concurrently investigate the optimization of

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

The Growing Problem of Patent Trolling

Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun, Scott Duke Kominers (Science Magazine)  The last decade has seen a sharp rise in patent litigation in the United States; 2015 has one of the

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Energy

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Integrating the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Jonathan Male (U.S. Department of Energy)  Biomass is a very versatile energy resource. While it can be converted to biofuel for vehicle use, it can also serve as a

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil and gas development and the world’s levels of atmospheric ethane — a

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Mercedes-Benz Proposes to Shift Its Cars to Biodiesel in India

(Biofuels International)  German automaker Mercedes-Benz is probing the possibility to shift its diesel cars and other vehicles in India to biodiesel. “Mercedes has given me a letter that they can

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Future Unclear for $700m Project

by John Andersen (Townsville Bulletin)  …  The Pentland Bio-Energy Project has been sidelined by the State Government’s draconian new Vegetation Management Reinstatement Legislation Bill. Land clearing around the State has been

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Earth Gen-Biofuel Plans Expanded Operations for Renewable Energy Castor Bean Crop

(Digital Journal/Marketwired/Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that it has finalized plans for expanding castor bean operations in Laos. George Shen, Chairman, commented,

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics 2016 — November 14-16, 2016 — Orlando, FL DEADLINE: unclear

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  7th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics 2016 — November 14-16, 2016 — Orlando, FL   DEADLINE:  unclear

Metabolomics 2016 will be a global platform to share knowledge and expertise with the eminent personalities and for session talks, B2B meetings, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and much more. It

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

7th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics 2016 — November 14-16, 2016 — Orlando, FL

  7th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics 2016    —   November 14-16, 2016   —   Orlando, FL

Metabolomics 2016 will be a global platform to share knowledge and expertise with the eminent personalities and for session talks, B2B meetings, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and much more. It

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Latest Diesel Quality Trends Revealed in Biennial Survey

(Infineum International Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As part of March Madness 2016, Mark Warner presented this highly-praised slide deck on Fermentation 2.0. You can access the recorded webinar here.  And Mark’s

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Promoting US Ethanol for Mexico’s Energy Policy Reforms

(Biofuels International)  As Mexico works to implement energy reforms, the US Grains Council (USGC) is working to educate end-users and energy policymakers on the advantages of using ethanol as an

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

One Step Closer to the Biosynthesis of Renewable Propane

by Lindsay Dodgson (Power-Technology.com)  … The pressure is on to reduce the environmental impact of transport fuels, particularly after the climate change agreement in Paris. With that in mind, researchers from the

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States — May 5, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States —  May 5, 2016

Join the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Board Operations Committee at a bioeconomy listening session on Thursday, May 5, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time. During the listening session, titled “Building

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community

April 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fifth Bio-based Jet Fuel Approved by FAA

by Curt Epstein (AIN Online)  The FAA recently approved a new, alternative bio-based jet fuel that meets ASTM International standards. Known as Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK), the

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE to Offer Funding for Biorefinery Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced plans to issue a funding opportunity on behalf of the Bioenergy

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Pipestone Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Close to 70 high school students from Pipestone Area High School visited Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. During

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

A Cellulosic Ethanol Milestone

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that during the first quarter of 2016, just over 1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol were produced. In

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

OEMs Continue Push for High-Octane Gas

by Tom Murphy (Wards Auto)  2016 SAE World Congress  —  … “These speakers are responsible for powertrains delivered to 28 million vehicles per year,” moderator Jeff Hemphill, chief technical officer at

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

$30 Oil Is Changing the World and Washington

by Timothy Cama, Julian Hattem and Devin Henry (The Hill)   …  The oil industry and its supporters in Congress still have a long wish list. The federal ethanol blending mandate

April 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Indiana’s Family Express Awarded Blender Grant

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Indiana fuel retailer Family Express has been awarded more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump program. The retailer will be using the monies to install

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Stanford Rejects Student Request to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

by Jenna Lyons (SF Gate)  Stanford University’s board of trustees says it will not fully divest from the fossil fuel industry following a nearly four-year battle with a student organization

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS AND PAPERS: 5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — December 6-7, 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR POSTERS AND PAPERS: 5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — December 6-7, 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany  DEADLINE: uncertain

In the last years the explosion of interest in CO2 has led to a new awareness at industrial, societal and scientific levels with the result that CO2 is no longer

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — December 6-7, 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

  5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   December 6-7, 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

One of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in Europe 2016  —  In the last years the explosion of interest in CO2 has led to a new

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

nova Session on Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) — May 4, 2016 — Cologne, Germany

  nova Session on Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU)  —  May 4, 2016  —  Cologne, Germany

Interested experts from industry, associations, policy and civil society are now invited to get up-to-date and thoroughly discuss the latest developments in CO2 utilization. Participants will have the chance to

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Define Your Problem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Partnering in Advanced Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month, we held a well-attended webinar on renewable chemicals intermediates and cellulosic sugars, with the sugars slide deck presented by industry consultant Vonnie Estes — whose latest

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Criticize US Climate Plan for Excluding Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “It is beyond baffling that biofuels or the RFS were not included in the U.S.’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said RFA President

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Issues New Equipment Guidance for E15 Retailers

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … In a new RFA communication about how to properly offer E15 at retail, we highlight several items retailers should consider before ordering equipment, including: – What are

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Bahamas Waste: Biodiesel Deal ‘Huge Win-Win’

by Neil Hartnell (Tribune 242)  Bahamas Waste yesterday said it had created “a win-win” for all stakeholders by selling a majority 51 per cent interest in its fledgling biodiesel business

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Argentina Ethanol Blend Hike to 26% in 2017 ‘Impossible’: Industry Group

by Charles Newbery (Platts)  Argentina’s ethanol sector needs more time and investment in order to meet potential significant increases in the country’s gasoline ethanol blend, Claudio Molina, executive director of the

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

WestJet Supporting Development of Canadian-Made Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

(WestJet/PR Newswire)  Airline teams up with Alberta’s Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC)  —  WestJet today announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Not just CH3-CH2-OH: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional to advanced. Here below is a slide deck presented on

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 Hottest Markets Start with C

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California and the green premium  —   One of the biggest myths running is that there is no green premium, which is to say that customers

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Certified by Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

(Energy Global Hydrocarbon Engineering)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii’s award winning and internationally recognised producer of renewable fuels and the only commercial

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Muradel Refocuses Whyalla Biofuel Venture

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Valerina Changarathil writes in Adelaide Now that the Whyalla, Australia-based commercial biofuel producer Muradel will receive a new federal grant next month to start scaling up

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

How Drones Can Give a Boost to Biofuels

by Christina Couch (MIT Technology Review)  Next month, a team of researchers will load one small aerial drone and two ground drones with sensors and release them on a field

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric Interested in Renewable Energy Projects on A&B’s Maui Sugar Lands

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Hawaiian Electric Co. and Alexander & Baldwin Inc. may be working on a deal where the Honolulu-based utility would utilize A&B subsidiary Hawaiian Commercial and

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Food & Ag Groups Urge Support for Biotech Education Provision

by Karen Batra (Biotech Now)  As the House Committee on Appropriations marks up the FY2017 agriculture spending bill, the Committee is considering $3 million for consumer education and outreach to “promote

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Market Study: Global Biofuels Market to Grow to $246bn by 2024

(Biofuels International) The global biofuels market was valued at $168.18 billion (€149.05bn) in 2016 and is projected to reach $246.52 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 4.92%, a new market study finds.

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Vermont Public Service Board Authorizes RNG Project

(Vermont Public Service Board/Biomass Magazine) The Vermont Public Service Board recently authorized the construction and operation of a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility on a farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The project

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), today, which presents a national-level overview of

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Availability, Use, and Removal of Oil Palm Biomass in Indonesia

by Christopher Teh Boon Sung (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Reviews the environmental impacts of removing palm residues from plantations and estimates how much of this resource could potentially be used

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Sunliquid Technology Price Competitive with Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner

by Don Jergler (Insurance Journal)  … Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting West

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The RITE Bioprocess: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Green Earth Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. is focused on producing carbon-neutral biofuels and green chemicals derived from non-food biomass, such as leaves and stems of plants,

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A New Obama Emissions Play

by Michael Grunwald (Politico)  The administration floats a rule governing transportation projects.  —  Administration officials told POLITICO they are about to propose rules that could force recipients of federal transportation

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae & CCS: Incremental Heroes

(Algae Biomass Organization)  As we noted in a recent post, Carbon Balance and Management journal published a study in late

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Eat up Oilfield Byproducts

by Adam Wilmoth (The Oklahoman/Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)  An oil-field waste product that poses environmental challenges and is linked to earthquakes could

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Republicans Propose Bill to Scrap Tax Credits for Animal Fat Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, seven Republican US Representatives led by Randy Weber of Texas have submitted a

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico Ideal Growing Microalgae to Produce Biodiesel

by Jorge Castañeda (ADNSURESTE.INFO (google translation))  A scientific study that helped experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Distribution of Neste Pro Diesel Expands to Latvia

(Neste)  The premium-quality Neste Pro Diesel is now available from the most of the Neste stations in Latvia. Neste Pro

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Keystone Farm Show — January 10-12, 2017 — York, PA

  Keystone Farm Show  —  January 10-12, 2017   —   York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Time for Full Carbon Accounting

by Zoltán Szabó (Biofuels Digest)  The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Having established a global leadership in 1st Generation Ethanol technology, Praj has initiated a project in

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Indian Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Set for Debut at Demonstration Scale in Uttarakhand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

China, India, Russia and South Africa Express Concern that GMBM Proposals Do Not Address Differentiation

(GreenAir Online)  The 2016 round of ICAO’s Global Aviation Dialogues (GLADs) to provide Member States with information and receive feedback

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

NGOs Clash over Eligibility of REDD+ Forestry Credits under ICAO’s Proposed Aviation Carbon Offsetting Scheme

(GreenAir Online)  … UNFCCC launched in 2008 a programme called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD, later enhanced to

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Make Biofuels Part of Paris Agreement Implementation

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Nearly a third of global GHGs come from the transportation sector making it a key area

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

#EarthDay, #Ethanol and the Global Climate

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The signing of the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016 puts the focus on what

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

More Misinformation from Fossil Fuel-Backed Special Interests about Renewable Energy

by Gabe Elsner (The Hill)  … American tax payers have paid conventional fuels more than $500 billion and counting over the

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Congress Tells EPA Biomass Is Carbon Neutral. Now What?

by Brittany Patterson (E&E/Climatewire)  Two amendments tucked inside the bipartisan energy bill that passed the Senate yesterday are elevating the question

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel with Used Cooking Oil and a Microwave

(American Chemical Society)  “SiO2 Beads Decorated with SrO Nanoparticles for Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil Using Microwave Irradiation”  —

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

This Earth Day Choose the Cleaner-Burning Fuel, American Ethanol

(Nebraska Corn Board)  As Earth Day nears, environmental stewards around the world will take part in events to raise awareness

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Addressing climate continues to be one of the major reasons to support and

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Oil Drillers Seek Limits on Crude Imports

(Associated Press/FuelFix) Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico’s stretch of the Permian Basin are

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

GRFA Supports Adoption of National Policies to Reduce Emissions

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently sent letters to the

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Etankfire Reports Results of Large-Scale Ethanol Fire Research

By Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Swedish research institute released experimental results on the burning behavior of various ethanol blends,

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Additional Funding Available Now!

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  Second Round Funding Now Available–ALL GRANT PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY: FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 AT 12:00 PM

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference and International Ethanol Markets Seminar — September 12-14, 2016 — Miami, FL

  Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference and International Ethanol Markets Seminar   —   September 12-14, 2016  —  Miami, FL

The Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar

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Climate Action Forum 2016 — May 4, 2016 — College Park, MD

  Climate Action Forum 2016  —  May 4, 2016  —  College Park, MD

Climate change and sustainability are defining issues of our age; and a robust, multi-sector response will be required to pivot

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Government Would Probably Abandon Biomass Policy If Not Committed to It by EU law, MPs Say

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  A cross-party group of MPs has said that the UK government would probably abandon the EU’s

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plane Makes Stop in Walnut Ridge

by Seth Stephenson (WMCActionNews5.com) A Rhode Island science teacher made a stop in Walnut Ridge Sunday during his cross country flight

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The World Could Phase Out Fossil Fuels within a Decade

by Anthony Cuthbertson (Newsweek)  … Fossil fuels, the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases, have been steadily losing ground to clean energy

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Submits 2017 RFS Rule to White House OMB for Review

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS)

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit — July 12-13, 2016 — Alexandria, VA

  4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit  —   July 12-13, 2016  —  Alexandria, VA

The 4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit will focus on the efforts to advance military mobile power and energy capabilities.

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Recyclable, Sugar-Derived Foam — A Renewable Alternative to Traditional Polyurethanes?

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!) Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Boko Haram, Facing Fuel Shortages, Makes Its Own

(The Peninsula/Agence France Presse) Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The New Sugars: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to 5C and 6C sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As part of March Madness, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Comet, BioAmber in Big Cellulosic Sugar Partnership: Biobased’s Hot Babes Hook Up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario, Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Diamond Green Diesel Expanding Production to 275 Million Gallons Annually

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  Darling Ingredients Inc. is expanding the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, La., to increase annual

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA: Iowa Achieves Record E85, Midlevel Blend Sales in 2015

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

ORNL Hosts Southeast Bioenergy Meeting, Study Tour

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE, Ethanol Retailers Counter Ethanol Myths during Briefing

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Drivers want this fuel, and it doesn’t cost an interested retailer an arm and

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today is Tax Day. While many Americans will receive a modest refund, oil producers are raking

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue,

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion? April 20, 2016

  WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion?   April 20, 2016

In honor of Earth Week, you are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Farming – Agriculture’s Answer to Climate Change?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On April 12, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced a

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Companies Need to Become Renewable Energy Companies

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute) …  It remains unfortunate that many fossil fuel companies have not redefined

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Proxy Carbon Pricing: A Tool for Fiscally Rational and Climate-Compatible Governance

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska  (Center for American Progress)  …   By putting a price on carbon, governments can

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

New EPA Stats Confirm: Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Far Exceed Prior Estimates

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Higher Baseline Plus Year-on-Year Increase Make Sector the Top Emitter over Ag  —  The oil and natural

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Fast & Flexible: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renmatix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants. The company’s

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains ISCC PLUS Certification for Bio-Based Applications

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has extended sustainability certification to cover all of its output streams from the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture  —

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Catalyst Ranks to Expand

By Michael McCoy (Chemical and Engineering News)  Seeing more growth ahead, two small companies invest in new plants —  Growth

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Investors with $6 trillion in Assets Back ExxonMobil Climate Change Resolution: UK Church Fund

by Simon Jessop  (Reuters)  Institutions managing $6 trillion in assets plan to back a call for U.S. oil major ExxonMobil

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The Most Important Mystery about U.S. Climate Change Policy

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  … Environmentalists have charged for some time that the fracking boom — the rise in

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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit over Pollution from U.S. Aircraft

by Valerie Volcovici (PlanetArk)  Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to press for faster

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Announces $17.3 M in Funding for Hydrogen Infrastructure

(FuelCellsWorks)  The California Energy Commission recently released a $17.3-million solicitation (GFO-15-605) for hydrogen stations in California. Summary of the Funding: $17.3 million

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Diversification of Feedstocks the Answer to De-Fossilisation: Panel

by Caroline Knight (Platts)  Increasing the depth and width of feedstocks in the biofuels blend was needed if Europe was

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Algal Turf Scrubbers’ Help Clean Baltimore Harbor, Fuel Cars

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

How Reid Vapor Pressure Impacts #Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty gave a brief lesson on RVP

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesotans Breathe Easy Thanks to Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Minnesota can breathe a little easier with its fleet of clean diesel vehicles powered on blends of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

A New Long-Range Plan Every 4 Years

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When America talks about long-range planning that typically means until the next election. For

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New, Evolving Coproducts Require Regulatory Due Diligence

by Kurt A. Rosentrator (Distillers Grains Technology Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Altered, novel products may require new AAFCO definitions, GRAS affirmations.  —

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New Coproduct Technology Produces Food-Grade Yeast

by Don McLellan (AFC Yeast/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Typically, in ethanol production the nonfermentable leftovers from the feedstocks and yeast are combined

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass-Based Diesel Poised for Growth

by Dave Elsenbast (Renewable Energy Group/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biodiesel proves to be a major, and growing, market for distillers corn oil.

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

DG-Based Resins Spring into Plastics

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Nebraska’s Laurel Biocomposite produces biomaterials for thermoset applications.  —  Laurel Biocomposite LLC is using

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Protein Packs A Punch in New Ethanol Coproducts

by Holly Jessen and Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies gain traction in the quest to produce high-protein feed products

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Species-Specific, Process-Specific DDGS Nutrition Profiles Needed

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How do low-oil, low-fiber, high-protein coproducts successfully find their best markets?  —  An

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Duel Fuel–Colocating Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Biodiesel tanks are popping up in the tank farms at some ethanol plants these

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Data Firm Backs Wood as Best Choice for Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  …  In a statement, North Carolina-based Forset2Market said wood works as a logical choice for biofuels because “the

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns,

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Despite Concerns, Many See Bullish Future for Canada’s Biofuels Industry

by Michael Schneider (Oil Price Information Service)  While some observers express concern over the future of Canada’s biofuels industry, participants there

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Navy to Require Climate Change Reporting From Vendors (Corrected to reflect Request; not Require)

by Ellen KNickmeyer (Associated Press/ABC News)  The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the U.S. military —

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Powertrain Executives Press for Higher Octane Gasoline to Help Meet MPG, CO2 Rules

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  Automakers say they need higher octane gasoline — more in line with what is available

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Scott Peters Named a Biotech Legislator of the Year

by  Bradley J. Fikes  (San Diego Union-Tribune)  San Diego congressman earning a national reputation in field  — … The largest biotech

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Student Startup Turning Heads by Utilizing Biofuel Waste for Good

(Tennessee Today)  … Enter Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle, a pair of doctoral candidates in the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it was granted a patent by Malaysia to produce diesel

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Association Heads Unusual Team against Biodiesel Producers Tax Credit

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Advanced Biofuel Association has teamed with an unexpected group of lobbying partners

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New Alternative Jet Fuel Approved

(Federal Aviation Administration)  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has played an integral role in development, testing and recent approval of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing on Ethanol Tax Breaks Stirs Small-Engine Debate

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  ….  At issue is a proposal to eliminate a 20 percent per-gallon sales tax break

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

March Madness Webinar Series: In Review, the 600+ slides, the BioChannel.TV Replay Schedule

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We’ll have more webinars over the coming weeks as we turn our attention to new

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Supporting the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Biomass Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month, we held a well-attended webinar on USDA Biomass programs. Here below is a slide

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae + Papaya = Biofuel

by Jan Suszkiw (US Department of Agriculture)  … At the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo,

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Barbecues, Beaches and E15? You Bet

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. EPA provided a 1-pound-per-square-inch (psi) waiver of the

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Rounds Sends Mixed Signals on Ethanol

by Erin Wicox (Capital Journal)  Recently, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was a keynote speaker at an event in Washington,

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Cooper: Don’t Reverse Course on Ethanol

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Alan Guebert’s recent column (“The ethanol trap”) asks, “Where would the nation, its farmers, livestock

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Iowa Gets Landmark Air-Quality Deal Enabling More Biofuel Use

by Vanessa Miller (The Gazette)  the University of Iowa has reached a first-of-its-kind agreement with state air quality regulators, allowing

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Environmental Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Award to Pursue Biofuel Research

(Tennessee Today)  UT Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral student Hannah Woo was recently honored as one of ninety students in the

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New SPI Bioplastics Division Report Defines Bioplastics, Explores the Growing Field of Bioplastics and Demonstrates How Material Innovation Can Offer Environmental aAdvantages.

(SPI)  As bioplastics become more popular and an emerging material of choice, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s SPI Bioplastics

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Fund for Environmental Journalism Announces Grant Opportunity DEADLINE: June 15, 2016

(Fund for Environmental Journalism) SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism invests in top quality public service reporting on environment-related issues, and

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

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