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Vegetable Oil Powered Truck Shatters World Record, Reaches over 200 mph at Speed Week

by Jenny M Kniss (Greenspeed Research)  To showcase the viability of renewable energy, non-profit group Greenspeed Research (GsR), reached 209 mph with a truck powered by vegetable oil at the

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Glacial Lakes In Midst of Premium E30 Challenge

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The ethanol industry knows that one area for the growth of the renewable fuel is through mid-level ethanol blends such as E30. The auto industry is

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Price Deflation Cheers Consumers, Hurts Farmers, Grocers and Restaurants

by Heather Haddon and Julie Jargon (The Wall Street Journal)  The U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling food prices in more than 50

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Studies Show Major Ethanol Benefits

(WNAX)  The U.S. Energy Department has released the results of a compilation of several studies that show mid level ethanol blends, E 25 and E 40 could offer significant benefits

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Worse than Gasoline? Creative Accounting Leads to Claim

by Robert C. Brown (Des Moines Register)  … The genesis of the latest headlines is frustration among certain biofuels critics that life-cycle analysis no longer supports their criticism of biofuels.

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad Ally to Improve Sustainable Supply Chains for Palm Oils.

(Bio-Based World News)  Palm oil has become one of the world’s most versatile and controversial raw materials. Found in approximately 50% of products on supermarket shelves, including food and non-food

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Wayne Standardizes Offering for All North American Retail

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Wayne Fueling Systems)  Wayne Fueling Systems (“Wayne”), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations announces that all Wayne

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

E15 Sales Fall because of RVP

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  As expected E15 sales in Minnesota fell in June as a result of the EPA-imposed Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) season, which bars the sale of E15 from

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Does Minnesota Have What It Takes to Seize Biofuel Opportunities?

by Timothy J. Rudnick (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seldom do the puzzle pieces align so perfectly as they now have to give Minnesota motorists greater access to E15 and higher blends

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium — September 27-28, 2016 — Washington, DC

  BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium   —   September 27-28, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A special BDC Fall Symposium will be held this year at the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016.  This is a unique event, so if you

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasification 2017 — March 15-16, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland

  Gasification 2017   —   March 15-16, 2017   —   Helsinki, Finland

ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on 15-16 March 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities. The

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Finance a Biogas Project?

(Renewable Waste Intelligence)  Three of America’s leading experts guide us through the pitfalls to profits  —  The challenges of financing biogas and biofuel projects are many and daunting for investors

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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — July 23-26,2017 — Montréal, Canada

  BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology   —   July 23-26,2017   —  Montréal, Canada

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes,

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

NATSO Asks DOT to Work with Existing Business on Alternative Fuel Corridors

(The Trucker News Services)  NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truck stops, has called on the Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes

(Phys.Org/Department of Energy)  Soil fungi secrete a wide range of enzymes that play an important role in biofuel production and bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils and water. A recent study reveals

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

NGO Questions Xinxiang’s Claim It Bought All Cadmium-Laced Wheat

by Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde (Caixin Online)  Advocacy group claims some of the city’s carcinogen-laced grain may have already hit the market — … Tian Jing, a volunteer at the nongovernmental

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline: Wood fuel plan to cut plane

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up

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Weird Science: How to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Renewable Biofuel

by David Dittman (Wall Street Daily) … ClimateWire recently reported that scientists have engineered a bacterium that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel in a single, enzyme-catalyzed metabolic step. Summarizing

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration

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Report Discusses Australian Biofuel Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides updated data on Australia’s biofuel industry, noting ethanol production

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Case Against Ethanol Opponents: They Are Simply Incorrect +VIDEO

by  Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t done a count and compared it to a calendar, but it seems to me that

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Focuses on Farmers

by Eddie Scott (TheVillagesSuntimes)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the second annual Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. — … Trump promised to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Diesel Dogs 1st Distributor in Minn to Offer #E15

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  St. Paul based Diesel Dogs Fuel Service is the first distributor to offer pre-blended E15 in Minnesota. This week the company delivered its first gallons of

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Harm the Planet More than Gasoline?

Rowena Lindsay (Christian Science Monitor)  A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released by burning the biofuel. —  That’s a flawed premise, argues

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Brazil Climate Pledge Questioned after Ethanol Snub

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil’s commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising ethanol use after the country’s government this week said it

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

RTI International Awarded Project to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels

(RTI International)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded RTI International a project to support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce variable amounts of fuels or products.

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Land-Use Change Rapidly Reducing Critical Honey Bee Habitat in Dakotas

(U.S. Geological Survey) The Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Germans Developing Flower-Power Biofuel

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg News/Arkansas Online)  A giant form of a flowering daisy plant that can grow 10 feet high may become the favored fuel of Germany’s biogas industry. The

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cargill in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon 101 and Biofuels

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board)  … Everyone knows that trees (and other plant life) absorb carbon from the atmosphere. It’s important to remember that plants also return their carbon to

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Field to Fuel Video Contest

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol. With

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from the Right Sources Can Burn More Cleanly than Regular Diesel: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium at San José State University released a study on the generation of various pollutants during low-temperature combustion (LTC)

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Technip Signs Agreement with BTG Bioliquids to Design and Build Pyrolysis Plants for Biomass-to-Oil Production

(btg-btl)  Technip announced … that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Propel Launches ProShop, Connecting California’s Low Carbon Fuel Culture

(Propel)  Apparel, accessories, aficionado clubs and social networks link together Propel’s largest customer segment, millennials.  —  Propel Fuels, the nation’s leading low-carbon fuel brand, announces the launch of the Propel

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines and Sustainable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end

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Biorefinery Optimization Workshop — October 5–6, 2016 — Rosemont, IL

  Biorefinery Optimization Workshop   — October 5–6, 2016   —   Rosemont, IL

Even with years of continuous investments by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to de-risk first-of-a-kind technologies, numerous challenges still need to be addressed to achieve reliable

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Who Needs Biofuels? Cost-Competitive Renewable Fuels are in Demand

by Jonathan Male  (U.S. Department of Energy)   A large part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector could be uniquely filled by biofuels and bioproducts.

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Changing the Way We Fly: Biofuels Made from Waste Gases Reaching New Heights with Airline Industry

by Zia Haq (U.S. Department of Energy)  Booking a flight soon? You may be leaving on a jet plane powered with renewable fuel. With more than 87,000 flights and approximately

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

RSB’s North America Business Forum — October 4, 2016 — Chicago, IL

  RSB’s North America Business Forum   —   October 4, 2016   —    Chicago, IL

Join us at United Airlines’ Chicago office for RSB’s first ever North America Business Forum, which will bring together members, leaders and stakeholders from industry associations, civil society organisations and companies to debate,

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Intratec Reveals Production Costs of Green Chemicals and Biofuels

(Intratec Solutions LLC/EIN Presswire)  New reports evaluate the economic feasibility of chemicals manufacturing through alternative, bio-based routes —  Intratec Solutions LLC, the leading source for chemical markets data and production

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers Garner Grant to Study Innovative Biofuels Production Technology

by Robert Mills (Iowa State University)  A team of researchers from Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute is investigating a new technology for converting biomass into biofuels and chemicals. With a

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Tim Walz Visits Al-Corn to Show Support for Homegrown Biofuels

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Rep. Tim Walz visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont on Aug 24 to learn more about the plant’s upcoming expansion exercise and reiterate his support for clean Minnesota-produced

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA” — September 12, 2016

  Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA”  —   September 12, 2016

Third in Chemical Watch’s series on TSCA reform, this webinar will focus on changes to the US’s information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. The programme will

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and Assembly have approved a pair of ground-breaking climate bills (SB

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Tell #Biofuel’s Sustainability Story

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Sustainability is a key topic in both the biofuels industry as well as among consumers. However, each person seems to have a different definition of what

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane Value Takes Center Stage During #ACE2016

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Higher octane. The automakers want it. Many consumers want it. But how to get it? Ethanol.  —  Many in the ethanol industry have begun to realize

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MichBio Responds to Flawed University of Michigan Research Study on Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(MichBio/BusinessWire)  MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, issued the following statement today regarding the release of a University of Michigan research study that claims the rising use of biofuels

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Fill up on Ethanol for 85 Cents a Gallon – But You Better Hurry

by Hannah Madans (Orange County Register)  To celebrate its opening, a new E85 gas station in Santa Ana is offering E85 ethanol for 85 cents a gallon.  The deal only

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Significant Benefits to the US

by Jodi Delapaz (Agri-Pulse)  High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S., according to a new study by the Energy Department’s Oak

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy DEADLINE: unclear

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy   DEADLINE:  unclear

International Conference on Enzymology, will be organized around the theme “Exemplifying the Prominence of Enzymology among Interdisciplinary Sciences” Enzymology 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

International Conference on Enzymology — March 20-21, 2017 — Rome, Italy

  International Conference on Enzymology   —  March 20-21, 2017  —   Rome, Italy

International Conference on Enzymology, will be organized around the theme “Exemplifying the Prominence of Enzymology among Interdisciplinary Sciences” Enzymology 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting

August 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

U.N. Aviation Emissions Pact to Let States Opt out in First Phase: Sources

by  Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Early-Stage, Breakthrough Technologies: Biofuels, 10 of the Best

by Lorenz Bauer and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  In this report, we are focused on bioenergy and biofuels (and not bioproducts) that are moving from the lab

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biorenewables Megatrends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Bioeconomy’s Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we conducted a webinar on Biorenewables Megatrends with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, who gave these incisive slides on the state of commercialization in fuels,

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Where’s Butanol, or Other Substitutes for Gasoline besides Ethanol?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is there some fundamental reason that the automotive biofuels people haven’t shifted to butanol or iso-butanol or some other compound that would be more compatible

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Company Produces Biodiesel for Own Truck Fleet

(National Transport Confederation (Google Translation))  Fuel is produced from used cooking oil. Goal is to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases —  … About two months, Camaqua Distributor installed a

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Boating on Biofuels

by Chip Bowling (Capital Gazette/National Corn Growers Association) Letter to Editor:  As a boater from Southern Maryland, I read Chris Dollar’s

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom in Oil Production Causes Bust in Prairie Sod

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Mr. (Mark) Perry suggests (without any scientific support or a single citation) that ethanol

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Jill Stein Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ to Address Climate Change

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Climate change, she (Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein) said during a National Press Club event

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Feature: Could a RINs Market Probe Fuel RFS Reforms?

by Brian Scheid and Herman Wang (Platts)  Growing pressure for a federal probe of the opaque market underpinning the Renewable Fuel

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Signals It Will Start Looking at Mandating Higher Octane Gasoline

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  Raising the octane in gasoline — seen as a way to improve fuel economy and

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

API-Funded Study Obscures Lifecycle Emission Benefits of Biofuels

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, University of Michigan Energy Institute researchers, led by longtime biofuels critic Professor John DeCicco, released a

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Recycled Tyres Are ‘Overlooked’ as a Biofuel Source

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  Oil from recycled tyres has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is

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Sustainability in the Market Important to Company Success

by Donna Funk (K·Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … One way food companies can connect to this new consumer mindset is to

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Got octane?

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

New Generation Drives Global Economy

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Given the instability in the world, there never has been a time in the

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC to Test Renewable Diesel

(Government-Fleet)  New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Report: Canadian Ethanol Industry Operating at Full Capacity

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico to Ban Gasoline Oxygenated with Ethanol in Three Urban Centers

By Ana Isabel Martinez (Reuters Africa)  Mexico will ban the sale of gasoline oxygenated with ethanol beginning in late October

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Kansas Cellulosic Plant to Sell

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Draws Wide Interest — … Mark Fisler, managing director of

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Glass House

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/U.S. News and World Report)  … Indeed, it’s fairly obvious that (Mark) Perry’s yarn is simply intended

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Another Billionaire Bailout?

by Brooke Coleman (Bloomberg/Advanced Biofuels Business Council)  … (Carl) Icahn’s ask is pretty simple. He wants the EPA to change the

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Long Winding Road to Algae’s Promised Land

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Industry Magazine contributing editor, emeritus agribusiness professor at Arizona State University, and algae industry icon Mark

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Brazilian Car Prototype Covers 300 Km Using Only 1 Liter of Ethanol

(Sputnik News)  It might sound like science fiction but it’s not! Employees of Parana Technological University in Brazil designed a

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Hopewell Ethanol Plant Celebrates Opening

(The Progress-Index)  … Green Plains Inc., a Omaha, Nebraska-based ethanol company, bought the Vireol Bio Energy LLC plant in Hopewell from

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Bayer, Bunge and Monsanto

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, we are conducting Strategic Intent, our 19 webinar series on major companies and

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  … Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Announces SEC Filing to Conduct Public Offering

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  Company Plans to Build Model Waste-to-Energy Ecosystem  —  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Microbeads. Reviled, Yes. Useful, Yes. What’s the Alternative?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The BBC is reporting that although microplastics form only 0.01% to 4.1% of the total

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A Letter to Fans of Green Racing from the Greenspeed Research Team–Back on the Salt

by David Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  Yes, we have been quiet lately. We’ve been able to work twice as hard now

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program Awards Vouches to Five Bioenergy Companies

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of

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Vertically-Integrated Ethanol Producer, and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa Plants Go to Green Plains: Ethanol’s Jolly Giant Gets Bigger

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, word has arrived from Green Plains that it will purchase the Madison, Ill.,

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

IFC Invests BRL 150 Million in CerradinhoBio to Support the Growth of Renewable Energy Production in Brazil

(The Financial)  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million  of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio,

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Ethanol Credit Spike Divides Gas Stations

by James Osborne (FuelFix)  Now gas station owners say they, too, are losing out after the price of RINs –

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£1.7m Boost for Biofuel Firm

(Motherwell Times)  A Newarthill project promoting the use of biodiesels has been awarded £1.7 million in EU funding. Argent Energy

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Enerkem’s Facility in Edmonton Becomes the First ISCC Certified Plant in the World to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Biomethanol

(Enerkem/Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

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Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum — October 23, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ

  Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum   —   October 23, 2016   —   Phoenix, AZ

Opportunities in Operational Energy Efficiency, Product Recovery and Low Cost Systems  —  State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

How Loyola Converts Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel That Fuels Their Buses

by Mark Schipper (DNA info)  Loyola University has the only college-level chemical manufacturing business in the country that is federally licensed

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What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level.

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Rejects Automakers Request to Extend Fuel Comment Deadline

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  U.S. regulators late on Monday denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period

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Biofuel Firm’s Plans for Grangemouth

by  James Trimble (Falkirk Herald)  A company renowned for using residues from the whisky industry to produce biofuel capable of

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM and ArcelorMittal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, we are conducting Strategic Intent, our 19 webinar series on major companies and their partnerships,

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After the Lightning Strikes: The Bioeconomy’s Effort to Learn from Fire

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lightning strikes often in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Magic catalyst, the miracle microbe, the super

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Libertarian Gary Johnson on 2016: ‘This is the demise of the Republican Party’

by John Harwood (CNBC)  …  JOHNSON: I do think that climate change is occurring, that it is man-caused. One of the

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Will New Biofuels Help Decarbonize Aviation and Shipping?

by Kent Harrington (Chenected)  …  For example, which country should own the emissions from a Mexico City flight to New

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Open the Toolbox to Give Fuel Economy Rules a Chance

by Doug Durante (The Hill/Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  … The US Department of Energy just last week released a report that

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

It Is Time to Address RVP

by  Mike Lorenz (Sheetz)   Back in 1990, Congress limited the amount of evaporative emissions from vehicle fuel at 9 pounds

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Court Upholds Obama’s Social Cost of Carbon Accounting for Federal Regulations

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) The Obama Administration has won a significant victory for its use of a social cost metric to

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ag Carbon Credits Go to Market, Just as Cap and Trade Is Questioned

by Barbara Grady (Green Biz)  … Letting the fields temporarily dry has reduced the methane released from that rice field by 50

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

SIUE, Madison County to Partner on Energy Sector Study

by Kelsey Landis (The Telegraph)  A grant from a national non-profit organization will fund a study examining how to develop Madison

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

PERC Sues Maine DEP over Fiberight Licensing

by Faith DeAmbrose (The Weekly Packet)  Owners of the Orrington-based trash-to-energy facility Penobscot Energy Recovery Company have filed suit in

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Aemetis Provides Update on Edeniq, LanzaTech Transactions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Regarding the Edeniq acquisition, McAfee indicated Aemetis is in the process of completing the

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Giant King Grass and Its Bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Direct Combustion, Anaerobic Digestion, Cellulosic Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Animal Feed: these are just some of the markets envisioned

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

International Workshop on Moringa Production & Application — September 24-25, 2016 — Jaipur, India

  International Workshop on Moringa Production & Application   —   September  24-25, 2016   —   Jaipur, India

Moringa Oleifera, an Indian origin plant has gained its importance due to nutraceutical values and is considered as indispensable plant

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IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade — September 1, 2016

  IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade   —   September 1, 2016

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Cascading of woody biomass definitions, policies, and effects on international trade”.

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St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway

(St1/Globe Newswire)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel — September 22, 2016

  FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel   —   September 22, 2016

How can biodiesel help me? That’s a question fuel marketers have been asking themselves in recent years as they consider

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy and the Pet Wellness Revolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  well, it’s big business, and every day around the world millions of people are

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

This Startup Turns CO2 into a Sustainable Replacement for Palm Oil

by Adele Peters (FastCoExist.com)  … A new Bay Area-based biotech startup called Kiverdi has a different solution: a synthetic palm oil,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Neste Renewable Diesel to Power County of Sacramento’s Fleet in California

(Neste)  Neste Renewable Diesel is now being used by the County of Sacramento, California. In moving to Neste Renewable Diesel,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Competitively Priced, ECA Compliant, Sustainable Biofuel Bunkers Will be a Reality in the Near Future

(Ship & Bunker)  Chuck Red, Vice President at US-based biofuels firm Applied Research Associates (ARA), says the current cost of

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Deep Green Biotech Hub Incubator Launched in NSW

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In Australia, the New South Wales Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH) has been launched as an enabling

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

21 Land-Grant Universities Create Animal Feed Database

(Agriculture is America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Twenty-one land-grant institutions and partner organizations are collaborating to provide researchers, Extension professionals, regulators, feed

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Commits to Meet Statutory RFS Reporting Requirements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Creating Value from Landfill Gas

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The US EPA estimates that 250 million tons of municipal solid wastes are sent

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Successful Supply Chain Strategy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Equinox

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In developing a bioconversion project, the steps are numerous, interconnected and complex. Conducting a feasibility study,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Breakthrough in Algae Harvesting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) One of the more perplexing problems of the advanced bioeconomy is getting algae out of the

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Enters the Biofuel Industry To Meet the Needs of the U.S. Military

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce today that its patented CTS process will

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Maine Trees Could Fuel Military Jets, but as Long as Oil Costs $40 a Barrel, It’ll Be a While

by  Christopher Burns (Bangor Daily News)  … The alternative fuel revolution has so far belonged to corn, but efforts to develop

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Writer Doesn’t Understand Biodiesel

by Jeff Lynn (State Journal-Register) A recent letter to the editor from Don Breiner got biodiesel all wrong. The letter is

August 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels on Agenda during US Navy Visit

by Scott Rutherford (Navy Daily) Alternative fuels and energy efficient systems were on everybody’s lips when American ship USS Stethem, arrived alongside Fleet

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Environmentalist Jerry Jung Wants Ethanol Policy Change

by Dustin Walsh (Crain’s Detroit Business)  Jerry Jung, former owner of Michigan CAT and longtime environmentalist, is using his wealth

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biodiesel Conducts National Auditor Search

(The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance/Yahoo! Finance)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) announces its search for professional auditors in the United States

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo — October 9-12, 2016 — Baltimore, MD

  Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo   —   October 9-12, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses and

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Green Genome Awards DEADLINE: September 9, 2016

(SEED Center)As part of a national effort to support sustainability practices, programs and training at the nation’s more than 1,100

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: E30 Protects All Engines

by Orrie Swayze Wilmot  (Argus Leader)  E30 can prevent up to a $5,000 maintenance problem for especially vulnerable new turbo-charged gas

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

What Is to Be Done? Farm Crisis in the Making?

by Bob Krause (Storm Lake Times Letter to Editor)  Only 35 years after the 1980s farm crisis, another storm seems

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The War Against Ethanol, Part 1

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  Getting real about ethanol  —  …  But until solar and wind power charge our national fleet

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

PTDF to Establish Biofuel Research Institute in Kaduna

by Owolabi Oluwasegun (The Herald)  The Petroleum Technology Development fund (PTDF) said it would establish a national coordination centre for research

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Using Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as a Biofuel Feedstock

(Environmental Research and Education Foundation) Using a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW, this report includes an assessment

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Torrefaction: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fungible Biomass Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Some time back, Digest contributor Tim Sklar wrote that “it is conceivable that Torrified Wood production could

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cuba Seeks Investors to Boost Clean, Renewable Energy

(Xinhuanet.com)  Cuba is set to hold its first Energy & Infrastructure Summit in an effort to boost clean and renewable

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Honeywell Receives Awards For Pioneering Environmentally Preferable Technologies

(Honeywell/PR Newswire)  Honeywell Solstice® yf mobile air conditioning refrigerant and Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ provide alternatives for global transportation  —

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Charting A Path for Sustainable Jet Fuels

by Zia Haq (U.S. Department of Energy)  Renewable biofuel alternatives can help replace conventional petroleum-based jet fuel. — New White House

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Grants Aim to Expand Ethanol Availability

by Alex Brown (Inside Indiana Business) The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council have awarded more

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Penn State to Help Develop Guidelines for Growing Industrial Hemp

by  Sara LaJeunesse (Penn State News)  On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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