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Ensyn Breaks Ground on New 10 Million Gallon Advanced Biofuels Project in Quebec

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Ensyn announced ground-breaking on a new 10.5 million gallon biocrude project in Port-Cartier Quebec.  The facility, which will be 50% owned by Ensyn and will receive financing

July 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Taxing Virtue as Sin: US Tax Rate on E85 Renewable Fuel Soars Past 100%

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US passed a dubious and historic milestone this week. The tax rate on E85 renewable fuels now exceeds 100% in some formulations. By comparison,

July 28, 2016 Read Full Article

How it Works- DuPont Process for Converting Biomass to Cellulosic Ethanol

(Vimeo/DuPont)  The world is requiring more renewable sources of energy to meet its needs. With decades of expertise in feedstock, bioprocessing and biofuel production, DuPont has answered the call with

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biological Wizardry Ferments Carbon Monoxide into Biofuel

(Cornell University/EurekAlert!)  Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide – a common industrial waste gas.

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Illinois Tech Scientists Receive Patent for Method to Genetically Engineer Bacteria and Yeast to Increase Bioethanol Production

(IIT Today)  Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Bio Ethanol Dung Quat Closed for Unpaid Debts

(BizHub)  The Bio Ethanol Dung Quat Plant was closed for defaulting on the VND1.3 trillion debt it owed the banks, the State Bank of Viet Nam’s Quang Ngai Province branch

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Negative Biofuel: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Aljadix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aljadix is developing carbon negative biofuel from microalgae feedstock.  It has required a substantial re-design of the biofuel process.  Using Sapphire Energy and Algae Systems as models,

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

This Won’t Hurt a Bit, Tell Us All about Cellulosic Sugars, Lignin: DOE’s New RFI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing capabilities to

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

How Much Wood Could a Woodgrower Grow if a Woodgrower Would Grow Wood? Relaunched Wood2Energy Site Has the Answers.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Carolina, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities relaunched a revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site is the most

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Adopting a Circular Economy: The Biorefinery Concept

by Paul Hudman (Renewable Energy World)  … For many governments, part of this shift involves adopting a circular economy approach, utilising all aspects of ‘waste’ throughout the production chain. The concept of

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap oil  —  If Big Oil was a two-engine airplane, you

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers,

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016

by Janine Finnell (Advanced Biofuels USA/Leaders in Energy) I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference held in Washington DC from July 12-14,

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful,

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Discover New Way to Make Energy from Garden Grass

(Bioenergy Insight)  A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Panel Recommends Options to Reduce Aviation Carbon Emissions

by Jasen Lee (KSL.com)  Scientists believe that organically produced bio-fuels could be one of the answers to the environmental challenge posed by greenhouse gases emitted around the globe by the

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The EU Offers Strong Support for the Realization of the Kemi Biofuel Refinery

(Kaidi)  The European Commission has decided to grant EUR 88,5 million of NER 300 investment subsidies for the biofuel refinery planned by Kaidi in Ajos, Kemi. . The subsidy, which

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Weaken Obama’s Fuel Economy Standards

by Varun Sivaram (Politico/Council on Foreign Relations)  When the Obama administration released its ambitious fuel economy rules for new vehicles in 2012, the economic rationale behind the standards was obvious.

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

#Peanut Oil Could be New Fuel Source

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Providing a new jet fuel source could be a new market for the peanut industry, one that is in the process of being evaluated by both

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Democrats Strike ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy from Platform

by Valerie Richardson (The Washington Times)  Say good-bye to the Democratic Party’s long-standing support for “all-of-the-above” energy, and hello to “some of the above.” The party’s “all-of-the-above” energy commitment was

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Takes Aim at a Fast-Growing Source of Emissions: Airplanes

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  … The EPA issued a scientific assessment known as an “endangerment finding,” which determined that emissions from certain kinds of plane engines contribute to pollution that fuels

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

ABC: Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE to Fund Projects Combining Biofuel and Engine Research

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.” According to the

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Washington State’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Ignores Biofuels’ Climate Benefits

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Washington state’s proposed Clean Air Rule (CAR) fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and in fact penalizes their use, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A4E Calls on Governments to Support the UN’s Global Scheme to Reduce Airline Carbon Emissions

(AviationBenefits.org)  Coinciding with the presentation of the European Commission’s “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility”, A4E sets out its priorities on environmental policy. A4E calls on all governments to support the

July 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver Land Management Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgSolver agronomic decision service products help increase profits by improving land management decisions, simplifying mandatory compliance and reporting activities, and maximizing returns for agricultural land

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Angling for Ethanol

by Brian Sowers (Crappie Masters TV/ODU Magazine)  … The truth is that ethanol blends are ideal for watercraft, and companies like Kawasaki, Mercury Marine, OMC, Pleasurecraft, Tigershark, Tracker, Honda, and Yamaha

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

CoOptima: Redesigning Engines, Fuels, Marketplace Strategies All at Once

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. The simultaneous fuels and vehicles research and

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Supporting African Jobs, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development through Aviation

(Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders)  Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

All Smoke, No Fire on RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  While Congress will be preoccupied with other legislative issues as it winds down this session, the RFA will continue to be on

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crop Modeling Predicts Soil Carbon Increases

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties in Illinois could see increases in soil organic

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Brampton Transit Buses Not So Green These Days

by  Peter Criscione (Brampton Guardian) Brampton transit buses, once lauded as the future of clean transportation in Canada, aren’t running so clean these days.  Brampton Transit stopped using bio-diesel fuel in city

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

MBA Inks Deal With APEDB On Palm Biodiesel Investment, Export Potential

(Bernama)  The Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to explore palm biodiesel investment and its export potential.

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed Plant Gets Local Entity Funds

by George Gale (KXORadio.com)  (Funding for new Ethanol Plant)…It was approved by the Imperial Irrigation District Directors Tuesday. The IID Board was acting as the Local Entity. California Ethanol and Power

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — July 27, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program   —   July 27, 2016

This presentation will update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program in advance of the

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitigating Risk in Cellulosic: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Genera Energy’s Portfolio Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genera Energy “leads the nation in the commercialization of integrated biomass supply chain solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biochemicals markets.” Initially formed in 2008,

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A $2.7 Billion Missed Opportunity

(Diesel Technology Forum)  For any level of funding, more near-zero NOx technologies may find their way on the road and at work with clean diesel than other technologies.  —  The

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry

This annual green chemistry award sponsors the participation of students—from high school through graduate school—to attend an American Chemical Society (ACS) technical meeting, conference, or training program, having a significant

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry

(Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog)  During the GC&E conference in June, we had a chance to catch up with Rick Glover, a chemistry teacher at Bellevue College in Washington State.

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference — June 13-17, 2017 — Reston, VA DEADLINE: October 7, 2016

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference    —   June 13-17, 2017   —   Reston, VA    DEADLINE:  October 7, 2016

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 21st annual scientific meeting June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, VA. The Green

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference — June 13-15, 2017 — Reston, VA

  21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference    —   June 13-15, 2017   —   Reston, VA

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 21st annual scientific meeting June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia.  SAVE THE

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Unintended Consequences of First Generation Biofuels

by Morteza Soleymannezhad (Forbes)  Biofuel analysts usually tend to focus more on the gasoline-corn price relationship and less on the oil-corn price relationship. In this article I illuminate one of

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

4 Reasons Why the World Needs Biofuels

(Neste Corporation)  1)    Combating climate change … 2) Responding to higher energy consumption … 3) Securing energy supply … 4) Making the most of scarce resources  READ MORE

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Collegiate Biobased Network

(Soybiobased.org)  Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.  See what schools and universities are doing with biobased. The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform

by Lynn L. Bergeson (Bergeson & Campbell/BRAG) On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published “Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform,” an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

GOP Platform, Which Calls Coal ‘Clean’, Would Reverse Decades of U.S. Energy and Climate Policy

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The Republican Party platform adopted Monday night would bring a total about-face on U.S. energy and climate policy, declaring that the priority placed on

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

People Want GMO Food Labeled — Which Is Pretty Much All They Know about GMOs

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae-based biofuels and bioproducts offer great promise in contributing to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s vision of a thriving and sustainable bioeconomy

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit — September 18-21, 2016 — East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China

  The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit   —   September 18-21, 2016   —   East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China

AOAIS is one of the most influential international conferences in algae biotechnology. Previous Summits attracted scientists, engineers, business representatives, investment bankers and governmental officials from all over the world. With

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Three Algae Companies Awarded $1 Million Each by the Energy Department

by Paul Mullen (Algae Biomass Organization)  The Energy Department announced that they will be awarding 23 small businesses with $1 million each over the next two years to help the

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Cature and Utilization Act Would Support Algae Technologies

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and five of his Senate colleagues introduced today the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, a bill that will provide provide

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Intelligence Pack

(Renewable Waste Intelligence) Complete the form and you will receive four 30 minute presentations PLUS audio: UTILITY CASE STUDY: BUILD, OWN AND OPERATE AD by Jim Lucas, Market Development Manager,

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Key Considerations for E85 and Other Ethanol Blend Infrastructure

(U.S. Department of Energy) What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?  For those new to ethanol fueling, installing the necessary infrastructure may be unchartered territory.

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Certifying Biofuels: Weaknesses in Recognition and Supervision of the System

(European Court of Auditors)  Weaknesses in the system of certifying sustainable biofuels could undermine the basis of the EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy in transport, according to a new

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Arkansas Midland Railroad Introduces First Ethanol Unit Train Solution for North Little Rock’s Gasoline-Blending Industry

(BusinessWire/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.)   Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today (July 20, 2016) announced that beginning this fall, its Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD) subsidiary will offer

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Grassley Says Vilsack’s Better for Ag Agenda as Secretary, not VP

by Amy Mayer  (Iowa Public Radio)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack may be on Hillary Clinton’s short-list for a vice presidential running mate. Several national media

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Issues Report on Reducing Commercial Aviation GHG Emissions

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report dedicated to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, with the

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process

by Sarah Yang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

International Conference Progress in Biogas IV — March 8-11, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Conference Progress in Biogas IV   —   March 8-11, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

The conference is organized by the IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim. The developments in the fields of production and process engineering, frame conditions and

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with Focus on Various AD-Plant Concepts — September 19-22, 2016 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with Focus on Various AD-Plant Concepts   —   September 19-22, 2016   —  Stuttgart, Germany

IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. The tour will lead you

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course — September 12-16, 2016 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course  —  September 12-16, 2016   —   Stuttgart, Germany

IBBK tailor made Biogas Training Improved concept – this years course will feature 2 blocks: Basics of the Biogas production and

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Driving Europe’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

(European Commission)  The Commission today presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Grants $2.5M for Biorefinery Waste Use, Renewable Bioproduct Study

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today) The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Malaysian Government to Discuss B10 Implementation with Automakers

(Biofuels International)  … The Southeast Asian country’s government wanted to introduce 10% palm oil biodiesel already in June, but the decision

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Senate Introduces Bill to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit, Moves towards Producers’ Credit

(Biofuels International)  The US Senate has introduced a bill to extend the $1/gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and to

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Forty Senators Call for Higher Biodiesel Targets in RFS

(National Biodiesel Board)  Lawmakers Ask EPA to Boost Volumes in Pending Proposal —  Forty U.S. senators from across the country

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX: LER, “Leaf” or “Leaf Resources”) is pleased to announce the signing of binding legal agreements

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Feed Handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists in US State of Florida Develop Military Grade Aviation Biofuel

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  A team of scientists at West Palm Beach, Florida-based Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.’s subsidiary Ek Laboratories have

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Policy Uncertainty Stalls £350m Teesside Biofuel Plant

by Chris Tighe (Financial Times)  … But almost as soon as it was finished, the UK cooled on biofuels, fretting about

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Gets More Ethanol Blend Pumps

(Agri-News)  Sixteen ethanol blender pumps soon will be available at gas stations in Allen and LaPorte counties thanks in part

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Poll: When It Comes to Ethanol, U.S. Drivers Don’t Really Care

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

SDTC Puts Entrepreneurs’ Needs First: Changes Application Process

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada/Marketwired)  Today, Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), announced changes to the

July 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco

(Center for International Environmental Law)  Industry documents show common playbook is decades older than previously recognized  —  New research by

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Pathway to 2050 — August 11, 2016 — Sacramento, CA

  Pathway to 2050   —   August 11, 2016   —   Sacramento, CA

Our annual California energy policy event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada and Quebec to Provide C$76.5 Million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Submits Comments on Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), on behalf of its member companies, … submitted comments on the Environmental

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop — September 14-15, 2016 — Macon, GA

  Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop   —   September 14-15, 2016   —   Macon, GA

The aviation industry faces significant challenges to maintain growth while enhancing environmental sustainability. Alternative energy systems such as batteries, fuel

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Latvia’s Biodiesel Production Remains around 60% of Installed Capacity

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to feedstocks? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

American Refining Group Invests in Novvi to Accelerate Renewable Base Oils, Lubricants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Two options, generally. One is a mandate-led transition, like light bulbs, power and road

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Requests Information on Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities–DE-FOA-0001615

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: HWRT to Offer Pre-Blended E15 at Wholesale Terminals

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that HWRT Oil Co. will become the

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Modeling Predicts which Counties Could Store More Carbon in Soil by Growing Bioenergy Crops

by Katie Elyce Jones (Phys.Org)  To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Plant Scientists Study Interactions between GMOs and the Environment

(University of Connecticut)  … The research team is led by professor emerita Carol Auer and supported by a grant from the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Use Can Lead to 14% GHG Reduction in European Transport by 2030 – New Study

(ePURE)  A new study by renowned global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that the higher use of ethanol

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitsubishi Chemical : and Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service to Form Tie-up to Produce and Sell Zeolite Membranes

(4 Traders/Mitsubishi Chemical)  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service, Inc. Mitsubishi Chemical

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Production, Efficient and Consistent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Algae Innovations designs innovative technology to make algae production more efficient and consistent.  This week,

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuel Isn’t Corn—It’s Algae

by Ian Graber-Stiehl (Pacific Standard)  Why water is the future of biofuel.  —  … Algae biofuel frontrunner Algenol, for example, converts

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco

by Nora Goldstein  (BioCycle)  …  SSFSC (South San Francisco Scavenger Company) has converted 27 of the 40 trucks in its

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Entrepreneur Makes Hemp-Based Fuel in Costa Rica

by Elizabeth Lang (Tico Times)  Transforming hemp into the surfboard beneath your feet or the plane that takes you skyward:

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Kate Brown to Lawmakers: A Repeal of Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuels Law Is off Limits in Transportation Talks

by Hillary Borrud  (The Oregonian/OregonLive)    As a committee of Oregon lawmakers tours the state this summer in an effort to

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) — June 19-21, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN

  Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW)   —   June 19-21, 2017   —   Minneapolis, MN

Now in its 33rd year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in

July 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Government Eliminates Department of Energy and Climate Change

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Newly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has abolished the U.K. Department of Energy and

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology Could Be On The Cards Thanks To A University of Cologne Breakthrough

by Gaynor Selby  (FoodIngredientsFirst)  A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Cologne believe they have made a

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Battery and Biofuel Research Energized by New State-of-the Art Facility Down Under

by Niall Byrne (Renewable Energy World)  Ongoing research at the AINST, which is headquartered at the new AU $150 million

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price in 2016, Minister Says

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg)  Government will publish plan to reduce emissions by the fall; Environment Minister McKenna argues for uniformity in

July 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security,

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Use of E15 Overwhelmingly Favored in Wisconsin

(Wisconsin Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent statewide opinion poll shows that Wisconsin citizens favor the use of ethanol

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

PODCAST: How Does the Renewable Fuel Standard Affect Me?

(National Association of Convenience Stores)  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), has been around for more than a decade. Today, ethanol

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Governors Tout E30

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CTS Process Continues To Expand Product Pathways With Advancement To Military Grade Jet Fuel JP-8, An Advanced Cellulosic Aviation Biofuel

(The Street/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”) , is pleased to announce that as the scientific and

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story

(NewsUSA/WDRB.com)  There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil — lowering gasoline prices, improving

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The Energy and Job Creation Program that Works for People and the Environment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Morning Consult)  … Not every lawmaker is sold on the idea of renewables, but it’s hard

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Firm Eyes Expansion

by Tennessa Wild (The Western Producer)  Processor developing second generation biofuel with opportunity for wider use  —  Growing demand worldwide

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa’s Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project Goes on the Block

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Ocean Park Advisors has been retained by Abengoa Bioenergy to find a strategic

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Why and When You Need a Project Consultant

by Wayne Lee (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  Within our group, now numbering over 75 experts, I find that each

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Vehicle Rules Will Fall Short on Emissions, Fuel Savings, Agencies Say

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  U.S. vehicle efficiency rules won’t deliver the carbon reductions or fuel savings President Barack Obama

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINARS: September 20: RMP In-depth Overview

  WEBINARS:  September 20: RMP In-depth Overview

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

UDSA GAIN Reports Address Polish, Lithuanian Ethanol Production

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Total production of bioethanol in Poland is estimated at 200,000 metric tons, according to

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Nearly 42,500 Comments Filed on 2017 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: 2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview — July 21, 2016

  WEBINAR:  2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview  —  July 21, 2016

On July 21 at 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Oak

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air

July 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Financial Conference — October 17-18, 2016 — Minneapolis, MN

  Biofuels Financial Conference  —   October 17-18, 2016   —   Minneapolis, MN

Produced by Christianson & Associates Organized by BBI International, this year’s Biofuels Financial Conference is focused on the best ways

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

European Bioenergy Future 2016 — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

  European Bioenergy Future 2016 —   November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

Europe is clearly stronger when policy and market are headed in the same direction. This is why European Bioenergy Future

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — March 20-21, 2017 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   March 20-21, 2017   —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — March 28-29, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

  World Agri-Tech Investment Summit —   March 28-29, 2017   —   San Francisco, CA

March 2017 will see the second World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in the US following three highly successful events in London. The

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 2-3, 2016 — London, UK

  World Agri-Tech Investment Summit   —   November 2-3, 2016   —   London, UK

In November 2016, the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit returns to London for two days of networking and debate. Global agribusinesses,

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Ag Innovation Showcase — September 12 – 14, 2016 — St. Louis, MO

  Ag Innovation Showcase   —   September 12 – 14, 2016   —   St. Louis, MO

Seven years ago we saw a need to establish a gathering of innovators, investors, and others in the ag-tech space.

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

InfoAg 2016 and the 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture — July 31-August 4 — St. Louis, MO

  InfoAg 2016 and the 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture   —   July 31-August 4   —  St. Louis, MO

What is InfoAg? InfoAg is the premier conference on the practical application of precision agriculture. It features an educational program that

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Retailer to Expand Availability of Ethanol Blends at 20 Stations

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce that the Power Energy Corp. has been

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Ministry to Meet Carmakers to Discuss Implementation of B10 Biodiesel

(The Sun Daily)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities will meet car manufacturers tomorrow to discuss the implementation of

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Magellan Midstream to Build $335M Marine Terminal in Houston Ship Channel

by Sibyl Layag (SNL)  Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it plans to build a marine terminal for refined petroleum products along

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it’s important to understand the difference between

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump VP Pick Draws Rave Reviews from Agriculture

by Spencer Chase (Agri Pulse)  … On the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that Trump supports, Pence voted in favor of the original

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics

(ADI Analytics)  There is an increasing level of interest in conventional and advanced biofuels around the globe. Many countries are increasing

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Understanding Octane Value in North America

by Tyler Wilson and Uday Turaga (ADI Analytics)  The value of an octane barrel has risen significantly in recent years going

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Porous Substrate Bioreactors: A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology?

by Björn Podola, Tong Li, Michael Melkonian  (Cell/Trends in Microbiology)  Many of the demands in the production of microalgae at a

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

“Tough Couple of Years, but Survivors Scaling”: DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 Looks Optimistically at Biofuels Future

by Ed Dodge (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a commercialization panel said that “the biofuels industry has been through a tough

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

OPEC Is Winning the Market Share War

by Summer Said (The Wall Street Journal)  Middle Eastern oil production rose to a record-high of 31.5 million barrels a

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Repeat After Me: High Octane, Low Carbon

by David VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  The signs are everywhere highlighting our product and how it can find its true

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

5 Signs Your Current Good Manufacturing Processes Are Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act

by Phil Cleary (Christianson & Associates/Biofuels Digest)  The Food Safety Modernization Act covers the operation of a facility that manufactures, processes,

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Moving beyond Automotive towards Earth & Resources: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Toyota Tsusho

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we report that Toyota Tsusho has been identified as a major strategic investor

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Toyota: Let’s Go Places with Anellotech, Bio-Places That Is

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Toyota Tsusho was identified this week as a multinational strategic equity investor

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry

by Ryan Strickland (Alliance Marketing, Eco-Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The proliferation of international ethanol trade during the past decade has been impressive to

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Is India the Next Big Thing in the Asian Ethanol Market?

by Wei Zheng (Platts)  Recently, chatter has grown increasingly loud about Indian buying interest for seaborne, imported ethanol. Apart from more

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed ASTM Standard Covers Determination of Metals in Biofuels

(ASTM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas

(Gaz Metro/Biomass Magazine)  Gaz Métro is proud to announce that, over the past several months, it has been conducting a

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers Investigate Impact of Biomass Harvest on Wildlife

by  D’Lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Biomass Magazine)  On loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast, timber harvesting often involves an

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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