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Donald Trump Just Made an Extremely Important Promise. It’s One of His Worst Yet.

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post)  Believe it or not, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming

May 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting — June 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting  —   June 13-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC

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:

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas — June 2, 2016

  IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas  —   June 2, 2016

As part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Internal Webinar Series, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Competing With Sub $50 Oil: A Strategy for the Biofuels Industry

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … However, until such time that we internalize the true life-cycle costs of extracting and using fossil fuels, and distinguishing fossil-BTUs from bio-BUTs, we will

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The SynBio Foundry: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Ames National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, Oak Ridge National

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec Advance on High-Margin Bio-Opportunities

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweeteners, acrylic, and nutraceuticals led the news at the end of this week, with key announcements out of Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec. … All the

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

TSCA Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that result in fundamental shifts

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Royal Society Calls for Review of European GM Ban

by Pallab Ghosh (BBC)  The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says.  —  Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

WEBINAR: “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know — June 13, 2016

  WEBINAR:  “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know  —  June 13, 2016

Webinar 1: Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect it This webinar will provide an overview of the new law and major changes to

May 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Electric Cars Are Not Necessarily Clean

by David Biello (Scientific American) Your battery-powered vehicle is only as green as your electricity supplier  —  … Tesla has advertised its vehicles as having zero emissions, helping fuel the mania for

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?

by David Biello (Scientific American) … Burning cellulosic ethanol as a fuel could result in just 10 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by burning gasoline. One big secret to making

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Scrapping EU Biofuels Targets Is the Right Thing to Do

By Marc-Olivier Herman (Oxfam International/EurActiv)  … With the Commission expected to propose new legislation later this year, the biofuel industry is going on the offensive, calling the proposal to drop targets

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission Refers Poland to Court of Justice of the EU because of Restrictions to Some Imported Biofuels and Biofuel Raw Materials

(European Commission)  The European Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw

May 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Editorial: UCLA’s Composting Is Wasted Opportunity for Biofuel Production

(Daily Bruin) UCLA has sustained interest in reducing waste over the years, but it might have lost its interest in innovation. While the 45 tons of food waste and biodegradable packaging

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Ford’s Green CO2 Materials Will Reduce Carbon Emissions

(The Green Optimistic)  Ford, after working with other companies and universities, is taking the next environmentally-friendly leap to include biomaterials in vehicles. By using excess CO2 to create high-quality plastics

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump’s Right to Support Ethanol Mandates

by Kevin Skunes (Grand Forks Herald)  … Thankfully, there’s one vital energy policy that both Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, have promised to support: the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Schedules Hearing on RFS Proposal, Registrations Due May 31

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Called Fuel of Future

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews)  Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry. He’s serviced around 200,000 vehicles and answered upward of 100,000 car-related

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Audi Volkswagen Taiwan Fined for False Advertising

(Taipai Times/CNA)  Audi Volkswagen Taiwan Co (奧迪福斯汽車) has been fined NT$5 million (US$153,130) over false advertising in relation to the emissions levels of two of its models, the Fair Trade

May 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push

by Martin O’Sullivan (Law360)  An environmental law introduced this week in Alberta would reinvest money from a new carbon tax in green technology and return some of that cash to

May 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

California Biofuel Industry Calls on State to Allocate Funding

(BIODICO/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels.

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa streams

(Phys.Org)  As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque Enter into a Collaborative Agreement

(Paper Advance/FPInnovations) The agreement covers the installation of a next-generation biorefinery facility in the city of La Tuque  —  FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) are proud to announce the signing

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Is the BBD RVO So Low and What Can NBB Do about It?

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  EPA proposes to continue growing the Required Volume Obligations (RVO) for Biomass Based Diesel (BBD) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but at a

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House and Senate passage in 2015 of substantive TSCA reform measures

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Does Biology Take so Long to Make Commercial Products? A Job for BOB

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hy is so biology so challenging?  —  “It’s partly how we have done it. We sort through the research, then we design, and then

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  The University of Massachusetts today became the first major public university to divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels. The decision was made by

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 12, 2016 — Washington, DC

  19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum   —   July 12, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and

May 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Liquid Fuel from the Sun: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Joule Unlimited

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse the scale, productivity and cost efficiency of any known alternative

May 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sub-$2/Gallon Biobased Hydrocarbon Fuels Head for Diesel-Hungry India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  India’s SunLight Fuels licenses IH2 Technology for hydrocarbon transportation fuels from agricultural waste  —  In India, Sunlight Fuels has signed a Front End Loading license

May 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

European Bioethanol Offers 15% CO2 Reductions in Transport – Blocking It Is a Form of Climate Crime

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.)  … The European Commission in Brussels is right now putting the finishing touches to a Communication on Transport Decarbonisation, due out this summer.

May 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  The practical and legal constraints on the RFS are mostly of EPA’s own making. As EPA admitted in the final 2014-2016 rule,

May 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Smoke & Fumes

(Center for International Environmental Law)  This is a story about how the world’s most powerful industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change.

May 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Release Presentation of “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects”

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)  Distinction Between Genetic Engineering and Conventional Plant Breeding Becoming Less Clear, Says New Report on GE Crops  —  An extensive study by the

May 22, 2016 Read Full Article

NAS Reaffirms Safety and Benefits of GMOs

by Kelly Marshall (Precision Ag Wired)  The National Academy of Sciences has released (yet another) reportreaffirming the safety and benefits of GMO crops.  Not surprisingly this report has lead to a

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

ICBB 2016: International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy — December 29-30, 2016 — Paris, France

  ICBB 2016:  International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   December 29-30, 2016   —   Paris, France

The ICBB 2016: 18th International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RES-T-BIOPLANT: Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuel Production

(IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei,

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of biofuels to the state by kicking off a unique ethanol

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Workshop In Japan Aims To Dispel Myths On U.S. Ethanol GHGs

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its industry partners sought to dispel myths about U.S. ethanol and open the door for the renewable fuel in the Japanese

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing

by Chris D’Angelo (The Huffington Post)  New documents show the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.  In 1963, Esso (now Exxon Mobil) patented a design for a “novel

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Trucks Use Ethanol Made with Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

What Kevin Cramer Is Telling Trump about Making American Energy Great Again

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Say what you will about the EPA, but it doesn’t take the easy way out.  EPA issued its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard yesterday, surprisingly early

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Ernst: EPA’s Latest RFS Levels Don’t Follow 2007 Law

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Senator Joni Ernst says EPA administrators may be called before congress to explain the agency’s recent decision on renewable fuel standards. “There is clear

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  Immediate Air Quality & Climate Benefits Are Available From Existing & Proven Technologies  —  New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice — June 9, 2016

  WEBINAR:  GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice    —   June 9, 2016

It’s an exciting time in yeast innovation for the fuel ethanol market. Gene editing technology has allowed for the development of pathway engineering to create yeast strains that produce ever-increasing

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Good News, Kemosabe: Reverdia and Wageningen UR Launch Development of New Bio-PBS Compounds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research have launched a joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Core-JetFuel Final International Conference: Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward — June 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

  Core-JetFuel Final International Conference:  Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward   —    June 16-17, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward will take place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

WestJet Teams with Clean Energy Centre to Develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain in Western Canada

(GreenAir Online)  Canadian carrier WestJet is to team with the new Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) in the town of Drayton Valley in central Alberta to accelerate the development and

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Hogg Touts Biofuels

by Joe Sutter  (The Messenger)  Education spending, environmental concerns are a focus for senate candidate  —  State Sen. Rob Hogg touted his support for renewables and biofuels while at the

May 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

How Different Is Diesel from Biodiesel, Really?

by Laurie Winkless (Materials Today)  Australian researchers have found that particulate emissions from a diesel exhaust are heavily influenced by the fuel’s composition According to the European Commission, biofuels now

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Transport Ministers Urged to Support Global Offsetting Mechanism for Aviation

(AviationBenefits.org)  Fifty ministers of transport from countries around the world are gathering in Leipzig for the International Transport Forum Summit,

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Profile: Florida Power & Light Achieves Key Emissions Reductions with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  “Powered by Biodiesel” decals adorn Florida Power & Light Co.’s diesel vehicles as they traverse Florida

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible? — June 1, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible?  —   June 1, 2016

Participate to understand the potential viability of small-scale manure digesters and available resources through the REAP program and how to

May 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Start-up to Scale-up: An Interview with Global Bioenergies CEO Marc Delcourt

(ACS Green Chemistry Institute)  Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies in the world and the only one in

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest View: For the Farmers, the Biofuel Bubble Has Already Burst

by Isaac Orr (Quad City Times/The Heartland Institute)  …  Many of the agriculture-related policy discussions taking place in the nation’s

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Jamaica Still Not Producing Ethanol 8 Years On

(Jamaica Observer)  ‘We are yet to see that,’ says economist as he outlines vision for sugar sector  —  Jamaica is

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea

by John M. Urbanchuk  (The Intelligencer)  I am writing in response to Andrew Mikula’s May 13 letter (“With oil now plentiful,

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Chempolis Gets Green Light for JV Biorefinery Project

(Biofuels International)  A joint venture (JV) project between Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), which should cost around €110

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Suzuki Says Discrepancies Mar Japanese Emissions Testing

(Law 360)   Suzuki Motor Corp. on Wednesday said an internal investigation prompted by regulatory scrutiny over emissions and fuel

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 BIO Career Fair — June 7-9, 2016 — San Francisco, CA

  2016 BIO Career Fair   —   June 7-9, 2016  —  San Francisco, CA

You are invited to attend the premier bioscience recruiting event of the year, the 2016 BIO Career Fair. FREE to

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Blends Benefit Soybean Farmers at Aberdeen Station

(Tri-State Neighbor)  A gas station in Aberdeen added a biodiesel blender pump as part of a program sponsored by the

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Says Production Is Already Ahead of EPA Targets

by Nicole Heslip  (Brownfield Ag News)  The National Biodiesel Board says the industry has already met the biodiesel targets set

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CEC Awards Biodico $1.2M Grant for Zero Net Energy Farms Project

(Biodico Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  California biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Announces $21 Million Available for Bioeconomy Research and Development

(US Department of Agriculture/EurekAlert!) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today (May 18, 2016) announced the availability of $21 million to

May 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Passion, leadership and vision are more important than gender in the work of three

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East

By Ed Hubbard (Renewable Fuels Association)  …  At APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum), I found a delegation of countries that

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

EPPO to Increase B10 Biodiesel Use

(National News Bureau of Thailand)  The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) has instructed units under the Ministry of Energy

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s Time for an Octane Boost

by Tracey King (Detroit News)  While our automobiles have experienced remarkable changes over the past several decades, the fuels we

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Looking at the Sudden Growth of Cellulosic Ethanol

by Ben Nuelle  (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  In April, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a little over 1 million gallons

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Levulinic Acid as a New Platform for Green Chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals

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

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong– Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  … Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

VW, Porsche Seek To Escape Feds’ Emissions Suit

by Dani Meyer (Law 360)  Volkswagen and Porsche separately urged a California federal court Monday to toss the government’s allegations

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Solving the Biomass Puzzle

(Ames Laboratory)  Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA: Inviting Organisations for AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge

by Deepika (FundsForNGOs.org)  The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of United States Department of Agriculture is

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech Sells Large Batch of Sugarcane Bagasse for 2G Ethanol Testing

(Biofuels International)  Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated

May 17, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Big Year Continues: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Amyris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amyris reported Q1 2016 net loss of $15,3M on revenues of 8.8 million, compared with

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Some teams are sellers. They reduce costs, go lean, and hunker down in a case

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Ethanol Producer Utilises By-Products to Expand to Biogas Production

(Bioenergy Insight)  Canadian ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels has invested in key co-products to sell in addition to its 58

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Bellona Europe Calls on European Commission to Promote Marine Bioenergy

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  Bellona Europe, a non-profit green organisation, has called on the European Commission to promote marine

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Bio-Bean Makes Eco-Friendly Pellet Fuel From Coffee Grounds

by Steve Hanley (Gas2.org)  … Arthur Kay is an architect by training. While designing a new coffee shop one day, he

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Calif. Carbon Rule Challenge Needs More Oomph, Judge Says

by  Kali Hays (Law 360)  Fuel and agricultural groups need to make more specific arguments if they want to reassert

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Coming to Terms With Sustainability

by  Charlie Niebling (Biomass Magazine/Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC)  …   I, for one, endorse the notion that if America’s forests

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS: Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session — July 12-14, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 3, 2016

  CALL FOR POSTERS:  Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session  —  July 12-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  June 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and the general public

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Denmark Announces Plans for New Advanced Biofuels’ Transportation Target

(Biofuels International)  Denmark has announced plans to set a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Put in Winning Performance at Eurovision

(BusinessGreen)  This year’s song contest was the greenest yet, thanks to mobile generators powered by vegetable oil  —  On Saturday

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Wins TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  For the fourth time, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has won the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Firms to Buy More Ethanol from Dry State of Bihar

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  Weeks after Bihar banned sale of liquor, the Centre has asked state-owned fuel retailers to

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ontario to Spend $7-Billion on Sweeping Climate Change Plan

by Adrian Morrow and Greg Keenan (Globe and Mail)  The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Farm Examines Biofuel Potential

by Jules Scully (Western Telegraph)  The potential of using algae as biofuel is being examined on the Haven waterway. Marine biologists

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners. The worst

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

World Leaders Must Get on Biofuels Page

by Bliss Baker (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Global Renewable Fuels Alliance) …  It is estimated that the transportation sector produces 25 to 30

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Uses UAS for Variety of Applications

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) use in the ethanol industry is taking off. From checking

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity”

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

  APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

In collaboration with US Navy, PACOM, University of Hawai’i, and RIMPAC VIP-Week, join Defense Innovation Leadership at the 2016 Asia

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC — July 27-28, 2016 — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii DEADLINE: May 26, 2016

  CALL FOR INNOVATIONS:  APRISE 2016 and DETC @ RIMPAC  —   July 27-28, 2016   —   Pearl Harbor, Hawaii    DEADLINE:  May 26, 2016

In collaboration with US Navy, PACOM, University of Hawai’i, and RIMPAC VIP-Week, join Defense Innovation Leadership at the 2016 Asia

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Outlook India — August 22-23, 2016 — New Delhi, India

  Ethanol Outlook India   —   August 22-23, 2016  —  New Delhi, India

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May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol & Biofuels Asia — June 29-30, 2016 — Singapore

  Ethanol & Biofuels Asia  —   June 29-30, 2016  —   Singapore

*Economy Outlook and Analysis * Investment Potencial & Opportunites * Global Ethanol Supply & Demand * Beverage and Chemcial Indsutry

May 16, 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.

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 12-14, 2016 — Miami, FL

  Platts 3rd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference   —   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

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference — July 7-8, 2016 — Boston, MA

  7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference  —   July 7-8, 2016  —   Boston, MA

GTCbio’s 7th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference will be held on July 7-8, 2016 in Boston, MA. This two-day conference

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Status Quo’: Shell Spews Nearly 90,000 Gallons of Oil into Gulf of Mexico in Latest Spill

by Nika Knight  (CommonDreams.org)  ‘This spill shows why there is a new and vibrant movement in the Gulf of Mexico

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

BREAKING: High Court Turns Away Exxon’s Challenge To $236M MTBE Verdict

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360) The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a $236 million trial judgment against ExxonMobil Corp.

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Many Paths to Money from One Mighty Microbe: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Deinove

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   This week we reported that Deinove and Toulouse White Biotechnology are collaborating with the MetaToul* platform

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Can the U.S. Military Afford to Run on Biofuels?

by Rich Smith (The Motley Fool)  …  The beef tallow being used today, however, costs just $2.05 per gallon, making it

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

The Truth About Tight Oil (2016)

(Union of Concerned Scientists) Tight oil is a major source of global warming emissions. Better regulations—and an industry held accountable

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could Be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation

by Kelly Moffitt (St. Louis Public Radio)  … Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, said

May 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Supermarket Chain Opens AD Facility

(Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC/Biomass Magazine)  The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its green

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Commends Proposed Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive Through 2019

(Biofuels Journal/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Tracy Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Mine Dump Biofuel Pilot Project Achieves Early Success, Holds Much Potential

by Ilan Solomons (Mining Weekly)  Local green technology company G-Tech has recorded early success in its attempt to grow biofuel

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The Ethanol in Your Gas Tank Should Come from a Tree in a Maine Forest

by  Kevin L. Raye (Bangor Daily News/Down East Strategies)  Yet our forestry sector is in serious trouble, as mill closures

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Republicans Need to Embrace Renewables — on Their Terms

by Mark R. Maddox (American Action Forum/Livingston Group/The Hill)  … There is heartburn over subsidies, including concerns about federal dollars being used

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Honors Two Biodiesel Champions

(National Biodiesel Board)  Harvard University & NJ’s Medford Township Public Schools Reduce Carbon Emissions with America’s Advanced Biofuel  —  The

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

A Global Force for Good: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Military Biofuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To explain the Navy’s marine and aviation biofuels program, Chris Tindal gave the following presentation

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Cruz Aims to Declaw Energy Security Hawks with Appropriations Amendment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Def Con 2 alert from the biofuels educational and advocacy group (Advanced Biofuels USA)

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

UC Riverside Awarded $1.3M from USDA for Green Energy Research

by Sarah Nightingale (University of California Riverside)  Charles Wyman, Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Ford

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Funding Opps Target Energy-Intensive Ops (Oil, Gas, Biofuel, Fuel Cell, Chemical)

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin (SmartGridNews.com)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Senator Sherrod Brown Announces Up to $2 Million in New Federal Resources for The Ohio State University to Support Research on Biofuel

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)  25 Percent of Soybean Oil Processed in U.S. is used for Biodiesel and Bioheat.

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes Stronger Methane Emission Rules

by  Devin Henry (The Hill)  The Obama administration on Thursday finalized a new rule designed to cut methane emissions from

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Transportation Summit — July 11-12, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Sustainable Transportation Summit  —   July 11-12, 2016  —   Washington, DC

On July 11–12, 2016, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Businessman Wants Second Life for Ethanol’s Leftovers

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  (Scott) Hornafius, you see, wants to build a $1 billion, 1,000-mile underground pipeline across Iowa and

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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