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DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

E15 Sales in First Four Months Surpass 2 Million Gallons

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  E15 sales in Minnesota in the first four months of the year totaled 2.01 million gallons, more than half the totaled sold in the whole of 2015

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 Energy Efficiency Forum

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls sponsored a conference on strategies and data analysis of energy efficiency which took place on Thursday, June

June 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The UN Foundation, PCI, USAID and Tetra Tech sponsored a afternoon of stories and solutions from the sponsors’ Women and Climate Change project which

June 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  Southeast Asia could see a significant boost to its ethanol supply by using biomass as an alternative feedstock, an industry veteran said during the annual

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

CEO of Former Michigan Biofuels Company Charged with $2 Million Tax Scheme

by Emily Monacelli (Michigan Live)  The chief executive of a former Southwest Michigan biofuels company has been indicted in what federal prosecutors allege was a scheme to defraud the government

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Prices of U.S. Biofuels Credits Jump on Supply Worries

by Chris Prentice and Jessica Resnick-Ault (Reuters)  Prices of U.S. biofuels compliance credits jumped in early trade on Wednesday as worries mounted over potential supplies after Goldman Sachs Group signaled

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Gas-to-Isobutanol Gambit: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Intrexon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have been told to expect the natural gas-to-fuels platform to be

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will promote the installation of blender pumps within the state by

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

LaHood: Stick with Final 54.5 mpg Standards

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is optimistic that auto manufacturers can meet the Obama administration’s goal of lifting the nation’s fuel economy standard to 54.5

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

LaHood: Raise the Gas Tax or America’s ‘One Big Pothole’

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  Lawmakers must raise the gas tax and index it to inflation, or “America’s going to continue to be one big pothole,” former Transportation Secretary Ray

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

FEW 16: Ethanol Plants Seek to Diversify to Boost Growth

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  US ethanol plant owners are seeking to diversify their operations to boost growth, according to Novozyme’s global marketing manager Jack Rogers. Speaking to Biofuels International

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

TSCA Reform: EPA Publishes First Year Implementation Plan

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an Implementation Plan that outlines EPA’s plans for early activities and actions under the Frank R. Lautenberg

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Statement of the Diesel Technology Forum Regarding the Mitigation Aspects of the Volkswagen Settlement Announcement

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today regarding the announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Showcases Algae Biogas-Powered Vehicles at Green Project in Spain

(Bioenergy Insight)  German carmaker Volkswagen has showcased its algae biogas-powered vehicle at a biogas project based in El Torno Chiclana, a town in south-west Spain. The presentation of the test

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager of the Bioenergy Technologies Program at Oak Ridge National

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Amyris Busts a Move: Major Deals with Givaudan, Ginkgo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … First, Amyris announced a collaboration with Givaudan (SIX:GIVN), a leading global flavors and fragrances company. The two companies have been engaged in the research and

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin Are Better for Biofuels

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures. Lignin is a natural component of plant

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Nobina AB: Nobina to Take Delivery of 179 New Buses Worth around SEK 450 Million

(Nobina AB/Business Wire)  During the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the traffic contracts that are starting in 2016. The buses, worth

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Thorntons Gas Stations Introducing New Ethanol Fuel

by Mike Nolan (Chicago Tribune)  … Thorntons has begun equipping some of its Chicago-area stations to dispense E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, and is converting other local stations to carry

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The Guatemalan Project That Turns Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

by Fredy Hernandez (soy502.com (Google translation))  … However, an innovative project seeks to eliminate the waste that not only pollute the water of the city, but can also be reused, making fuel.

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

On Brink of Closure, Bihar Distillery Shifts to Ethanol

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  A well-known distillery in Bihar, facing closure following complete ban on liquor in the state, has shifted to production of ethanol which would be supplied

June 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Verbal Deal on Sawmill, Biofuel Plant ‘Kick in the Arse’ for Botwood Economy

by Ryan Cooke (CBC News)  A verbal agreement has been reached between the Town of Botwood and an unnamed partner, or partners, to bring major industry back to the shipping town.

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Kosher Distillers Corn Oil Opens Market Prospects for Glycerin

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share today, distillers corn oil (DCO) derived from the ethanol production process is contributing more

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Volkswagen’s Diesel Settlement Will Fund Range of Clean Air Efforts

by David Shepardson and Joel Schectman (Reuters)  German automaker Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) will pay more than $15.3 billion to settle charges that it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests, an agreement

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Finds Biodiesel Industry Supports Nearly 48,000 Jobs

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study found that the industry is supporting

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Supporters Push Back against MOVES Model

by Josh Pedrick (Platts) … “We should have included T70 as a metric in the model, it entirely changes the perception of the model,” said Shon Van Hulzen, director of quality

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Hearing Finds New Issues to Dig into

by Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse)  … When it comes to land use, Colin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, testified that a University of Wisconsin study had shown that 7.3

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from Midwest soy  —  Makers of renewable fuels derived from the

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Proposed Bill Expands Tax Credit to Biogas-Based RNG

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A bill (H.R. 5489) recently introduced to the House Ways and Means Committee on Space, Science and Technology would add more biogas applications to the list

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

House Hearing Focuses on RFS Implementation

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 22, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The event

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

BBI Announces Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship Recipients

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BBI International has awarded the 2016 Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship to Donald Jackson and Patrick Thimes. The two $2,000 memorial scholarships are awarded annually

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

South Dakota Ethanol Industry Calls for Larger Ethanol Market

by Selena Yakabe  (The Dickinson Press)   South Dakota’s $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a “glass ceiling,” according to officials. … Hunter Roberts, the South Dakota representative for the Governor’s Biofuel

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Believe Scare Tactics against Vehicular Use of Ethanol

by Robert Miller (TC Palm) … The oil industry doesn’t want ethanol to go away, but it doesn’t want to give up any more market. It needs the low-cost oxygenate as refineries

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

California’s Climate Change Agency Just Approved a $500 Million Plan — But There’s No Money for It

by Liam Dillon (Los Angeles Times)  … Money to fund these efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes from the state’s cap-and-trade program, which requires businesses such as oil refineries and manufacturers to

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

NRDC Releases 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The National Resources Defense Council has released its 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard, which rates airlines on the sourcing and use of biofuels. The scorecard is

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more immediate priority is trying to find common ground on the

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumer Perception, High Octane Keys to #Ethanol’s Future

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Senior Vice President for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Geoff Cooper participated in the panel discussion “Pathways to Fully Realizing the Bold Promise of the Broader

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

European Parliament Calls for Improved Policies for High GHG Saving Biofuels Post-2020

(ePURE)  The European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative a report on the European Commission’s 2015 Renewable Energy Progress report. The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) welcomes the Parliament’s call on the Commission

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

The DME Option: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DME as a Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)Dimethyl ether has several fuel properties that make it attractive for use in diesel engines. It has a very high cetane number, which is a measure

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Simple Fuel, Engine, Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DME : it burns like natural gas, handles like LPG, powers like diesel.  READ MORE

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

They ♥ DME, Yeah Yeah Yeah: NREL, Enerkem Advance BIO-DME to Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Poor DME. it burns like natural gas, handles like LPG, powers like diesel, and it’s as well-known as a good place for sewing machine repair

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Exxon, ConocoPhillips Top List of Methane Polluters

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Fortune Magazine)  This is how much methane pollution that eleven oil and gas companies emit annually. Eleven oil and gas giants in the U.S. leak so much of a

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Two Florida Men Plead Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, pleaded guilty today for their participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Dozens of Senators Push EPA for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of senators on Friday chided federal regulators for pulling back on the federal ethanol mandate. In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building global ethanol export demand developed by the organization and its

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

#FEW16 Panel Focuses on Unlocking Marketplace Access

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A conversation took place during the FEW Ethanol Workshop this week that focused on how to get greater market access for ethanol blended fuels. The panel,

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Jack Rogers @Novozymes Discusses #Ethanol Markets

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Just what are the current market conditions affecting the ethanol industry today? To answer this question, Chuck Zimmerman needed to go no further than the Novozymes

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Environment-Obsessed Berlin Divests Fossil Fuels

by Chris White (The Daily Caller)  Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to divest its $852.8 million public pension from oil and gas companies. The decision to purge fossil fuel assets makes Berlin

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

ARENA Backs Australia’s 1st Biorefinery Lab

by Militsa Mancheva  (See News Renewables)  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said Thursday it will help finance Southern Oil Refining Pty Ltd’s (SOR) biocrude and biofuel test laboratory in the

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

MOU Signed to Use B20 Biodiesel in Heavy Trucks

(Thai Visa)  The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangchak Petroleum Plc and three transportation and logistics operators to use B20 biodiesel

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Postdoc’s Biofuels Startup Offers New Source of Clean Renewable Energy

by Erin Guiltenane (University of Calcary UT Today)  Christine Sharp and Marc Strous’ Solar Biocells uses microorganisms in capture and conversion of carbon dioxide  —  Sharp and Strous co-founded the

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Glycerin from Biodiesel Advantage for Industrial Use

(Universidad National de Colombia (Google Translation))  solventogénicos microorganisms, whose main characteristic is that they grow in oxygen-free conditions, transform glycerine 1.3 propanediol, a molecule used, for example, to create textile

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Sevilla Buses Tested in 2017 a New Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

(Geregras (Google translation))  The ecological fuel obtained from recycling used cooking oils is becoming a reality thanks Life Bioseville an EU – funded project that will be tested in the

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Brexit: What Does It Mean for the Advanced Bioeconomy?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the British people voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote which was announced in the early Friday hours. Following

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Alur Completed a Major Export of Biodiesel to Holland

(La Hoja Dario (Google translation))  ALUR completed a new Biodiesel export to Holland. This time around 140,000 liters were sent with a competitive price internationally. Since late 2015 specifying exports

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Euro 2016 Gets Biofuel Floodlights, Thanks to Joint Effort from Greentech Biofuels, Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro

(GreenTechBiofuels)  Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare Ireland specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Final Preparations for the World’s First Electric Road Project

(Scania)  Outside Gävle in central Sweden, the last preparations are being made at the test strip for an electrically powered

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Through The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies Land 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA announced that Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies and Princeton

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

One Way to Tackle Our Huge Plastic Pollution Problem: Turn It into Fuel

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  …  But both strategies tend to produce a mixture of products at the end

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Energy: Steam Reformation Technology

by Zoltan Kish (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest)  … The primary challenge of clean energy production is the heterogeneous nature of waste and biomass,

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Terpene Fuel Machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Terpenes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biodiesel (Charts and Graphs Included!)

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  Most discussions about biofuels center on ethanol, but biodiesel—a diesel-substitute made from vegetable

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Crop Insurance Gives Farmers More Planting Flexibility

(US Department of Agriculture)  Insurance Changes Expand Farm Safety Net for Double Cropping  —  Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

A Disappearing Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA/BiofuelNet Canada)  If we are serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Greenhouse Gases (GHG),

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Banana Power: Researchers Explore Use of Banana Waste to Boost Bioenergy in Ecuador

(Bioenergy Insight)  Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Time-Dependent Global Warming Impact of Tree Stump Bioenergy in Sweden

Carina A. Ortiz, , Torun Hammar, , Serina Ahlgren, , Per-Anders Hansson, , Johan Stendahl (Forest Ecology and Management/Science Direct)

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Komenda Sugar Factory Will Create 7,000 Jobs – Mahama Resurrects Nkrumah’s Dream

(MyJoyOnline)  President John Mahama has inaugurated the revamped Komenda sugar factory in the Central region, predicting that the manufacturing plant

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Getting It Right: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Data, Robotics and Synth Bio: Driving “The New Agriculture”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If you haven’t been to an LP meeting before, they are generally intimate gatherings of

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Industry CEO Asks Senate to Extend Tax Credits for Biogas

by Cole Rosengren (Waste Dive)  Steve Miller, CEO of Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems, testified in favor of more tax credits for

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land’s ‘Farmer-First’ Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

(25 x ’25)  The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Smart Tax: Pricing Oil for a Safe Climate

by Deborah Gordon, Jessica Tuchman Mathews (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)  Because of the growing chemical and geological diversity of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S.

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Fleet Footprint’ Event Hosted by Amerigreen Energy This Spring

(Amerigreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Amerigreen Energy, in conjunction with Clean Cities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, hosted “The Fleet Footprint Event: Emissions Requirements and

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Q&A with Biodiesel Beauty Queen Sydney Jaeger, Miss Dodge City

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  So it comes as little surprise that Sydney (Jaeger) has developed a love for biodiesel,

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Latin America — October 26-28, 2016 — Sao Paulo, Brazil

  BIO Latin America  —   October 26-28, 2016   —   Sao Paulo, Brazil

Building on the success of the BIO International Convention and BioPartnering Latin America™, BIO and Biominas have launched BIO Latin

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo — January 16-19, 2017 — San Diego, CA

  National Biodiesel Conference & Expo  —   January 16-19, 2017  —   San Diego, CA

This year, we are back at our most popular location, San Diego! Like always, this conference is one of a

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Water Gunks up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

(Phys.Org) A jar of bio-oil, an alternate “crude oil” for transportation fuels currently made from petroleum, is created by first rapidly

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Growth Energy CEO: Ethanol Industry Should Share Its Good News

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s up to everyone in the ethanol industry to herald the many environmental, social

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

FEW Recognizes Abbas, Buis for Contributions to Fuel Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Tom Buis and Charles Abbas were honored at the 32nd annual International Fuel Ethanol

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Use ‘Crucial’ for Grain Price Sustainability: POET CEO

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  Increasing the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline, both in the US and across the globe

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  … Joe Geiger’s recent Business Principles 101 column on business fads contained a number of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Pushing Outdated, Costly Ethanol Fuel

by Ryan Rowden  (Missouri Petroleum Council/Kansas City Star)  …  It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

@EthanolRFA: API Pushing the Same Push Poll

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) unveiled new anti-ethanol results from its May Harris Poll. Bob

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Congressmen Seek E15 Reprieve from EPA Following National Marine Manufacturers Association Lobbying

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, following a lobbying push by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 45 congressmen have

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Zim Sitting on 130 Tonnes of Jatropha Seed‘

by Xolisani Ncube (NewsDay)  Zimbabwe has stockpiled over 130 tonnes of jatropha seeds for biodiesel production, but cannot commercialise the

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Policy Instability Continues to Chill Investment in Advanced Biofuels, BIO Says

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  EPA’s new methodology for setting annual Renewable Fuel Standards continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, the

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Memphis Firm Aims to Replace Oil in Plastic

by Wayne Risher (The Commercial Appeal)  A 75-year-old Memphis chemical plant may advance the environmentally friendly cause of non-food plant

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

De-risking the Supply Chain: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ag

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 1998 in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ag is the largest, most experienced agricultural

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

NBB to Congress: Biodiesel Is Advanced Biofuel Success Story

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel is delivering the vast majority of Advanced Biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard and is poised

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

No One’s Buying Mike Baird’s Ethanol Folly

by Joe Aston (Financial Review)  This is so out of character for the country’s best and truest politician, but NSW

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Could the Hydrogen Economy Run on Ethanol?

by Geoffrey Styles (The Energy Collective)  Plans for a fuel cell car running on ethanol look like a clever way to

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

LePage Orders Study of Health Effects of Ethanol Emissions

(Portland Press Herald)  The governor tells the DEP and CDC to cooperate on a study of the health impacts of

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Transportation Is No. 1 Source of Carbon Emissions. What Can Corporate Fleets Do?

by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle  (Environmental Leader)  … (O)il remains the leading source of fuel for cars, trucks and planes and its

June 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NFU Urges Military Biofuels Exemption to Be Removed from Defense Spending Bill

(National Farmers Union)  Repeated attempts to undermine the national security benefits of advanced biofuels through previous defense spending bills have

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing

June 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward,

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Brazil Sets up Working Group to Study Higher Biodiesel Blends

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has created a working group to study

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Modernizing the Electric Grid and Its Integration with the Transportation Sector

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest/)  … Some, like Mark Z. Jacobson, assert battery electric vehicles (BEV) are “the key transportation solution”.

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Ester for Your Investor Is a Brew that Is True: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Sweet Smell of Success: Greenyug, ADM Taking Biobased Chemicals to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In California, Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Chicken Litter to Power a Biogas and Fertiliser Plant in Northern Ireland

(Bioenergy Insight)  Ireland-based renewable energy developer Stream BioEnergy has commenced construction in Northern Ireland on a new biogas plant that

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

BIC and Vanguard Initiative Sign Bioeconomy MoU

(Bio-based Industries Consortium)  Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

CE&P’s Sugarcane-to-Ethanol Plant Moves Forward

by Joanna Schroeder (AgWired.com)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) proposed sugarcane-to-ethanol plant project is moving forward. To be located

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Problem and Promise of Ethanol

by Art Cullen (Storm Lake Times) … So how can we produce ethanol sustainably — that is, a scheme under which

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A Gift to the Next Generation

by Chris Soules (The Courier)  …  The RFS is one law nearly every farmer knows. It requires oil companies to

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Persuading Governments to Adopt Global Carbon Scheme Would Be One of IATA’s Greatest Achievements, Says Walsh

(GreenAir Online)  he new Chairman of IATA’s Board of Directors and CEO of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh, told the

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Sufficient Supply of High Quality Carbon Credits and Sustainable Fuels to Meet Aviation CO2 Goals, Finds Study

(GreenAir Online)  A study commissioned by WWF finds airlines could meet most of their carbon-neutral growth (CNG) requirements during the

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs

by  Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)  After weathering a winter of big stocks and low oil prices, the U.S. biofuels

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

by Chuck Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15

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House Bill Could Help Small and Mid-Size Dairies Deal with Excess Nutrients

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On June 16, Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) along with 12 Republican and

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

ePURE Launches Policy Roadmap for Decarbonizing Transport to 2030

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, ePURE launched its Policy Roadmap for decarbonizing transport to 2030. Ahead of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

ICM Has Short List for Its Gen 1.5 Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, ICM said it is is currently in discussion with a short list of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Mason for Biofuel RAS

by Janweb B. Lagazo (US Navy, USS Mason)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (re:chem/Biofuels Digest)  A Billion Ton Bioeconomy. For those of us who have worked in this

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Feedstock Repository and Tools

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Annual Battle for Renewables

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill)  … It’s worth recalling why a bipartisan coalition of policymakers, including President George W. Bush, worked

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  … Let’s revive S.D.’s leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state-owned non-flex fuel

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Local Officials Meet with Grassley in Washington, D.C.

by Austin Harrington (Ames Tribune)  … During the trip, Culhane (Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Coupling Efficient Vehicles with Renewable Energy

by Brigitte Buchmann, Christian Bach (Phys.Org)   Newly registered private cars must meet certain defined CO2 emission standards, and these are

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy ‘Green Fleet’ Fills up with Italian-Made Biofuel

by Steve Scherer (Reuters)  A U.S. warship took its first delivery of Italian-made biofuel on Thursday as part of the

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US Economy Growing Steadily but Key Reforms Meeded

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)   The US economy is making one of the strongest comebacks in the OECD, but

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Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like

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Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Controversy as B10 Biodiesel Goes on Sale in Malaysia – MAA Says May Cause Engine Damage, MBA Says No

by Mohan K Ramanujam  (paultan.org)  … In response to the implementation of B10 biodiesel for the transportation sector, the Malaysian Automotive

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Examines Obstacles to Making Biofuel from Perennial Plants

(University of Arkansas)   A University of Arkansas chemistry professor has received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Hot Prospects for Chemicals from Biomass

by Terry Mazanec and Kapil Lokare (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  A major theme of 21st Century industrial development will be replacement

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Cloud Biology: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Benson Hill Biosystems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month. Benson Hill Biosystems launched CropOS, a cognitive engine using cloud biology to empower a new

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas West Coast 2016 — October 10-11, 2016 — San Diego, CA

  Biogas West Coast 2016  —   October 10-11, 2016   —   San Diego, CA

The time is now to act, participate and secure your business in the growth of U.S biogas to RNG (Renwable

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Symposium on Green Chemistry — May 16-19, 2017 — La Rochelle, France — DEADLINE: October 15, 2016

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  International Symposium on Green Chemistry — May 16-19, 2017 — La Rochelle, France   —   DEADLINE:  October 15, 2016

The main objective of ISGC-2017 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

International Symposium on Green Chemistry — May 16-19, 2017 — La Rochelle, France

  International Symposium on Green Chemistry   —   May 16-19, 2017   —   La Rochelle, France

The main objective of ISGC-2017 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

8th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum — September 29-30, 2016 — Chicago, IL

  8th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum   —   September 29-30, 2016   —   Chicago, IL

It’s a crucial time. Recent EPA proposals to increase renewable fuel levels are forcing biofuels producers and obligated parties to

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC — DEADLINE: July 22, 2016

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals

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NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC

  NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health  —   January 24-26, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market — June 30, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market   —   June 30, 2016

Golden biodiesel opportunities abound in the Golden State, but are you well-enough informed to maximize revenues? With the potential for

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

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