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API Says Biodiesel Groups Can’t Weigh In On EPA Fuel Row

by Adam Lidgett  (Law360)  The American Petroleum Institute said Wednesday a swath of biodiesel industry groups shouldn’t be able to chime in on a set of consolidated appeals in the

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Mexico Looking at Tax Breaks to Boost Biodiesel Consumption

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, the government is exploring the potential introduction of tax stimuli to boost consumption of biodiesel in the next 2017 fiscal year. The plan

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European Biodiesel Supply Chain Organizes Sustainability Debate at European Parliament

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board along with FEDIOL and the European Oilseed Alliance is organizing a dinner event in the European Parliament on October

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Commissioners Updated on New Factory Coming to Clearfield

by Jeff Corcino (The Progress)  …  Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Continental Carbonic Products Inc., a producer and distributor of solid and liquid carbon dioxide and dry-ice blasting

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Indian Company Ready to Invest €20 Mln in Armenia Biodiesel Plant

(PanArmenian.net)  An Indian company is ready to invest about 20 million euros in the construction of a biodiesel production plant in Armenia, Andranik Aleksanyan, the director of the Yerevan Chamber

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Louis Dreyfus Opens Glycerin Facility

(World-Grain.com)  Louis Dreyfus Company LLC opened its new glycerin refinery on Sept. 28. The refinery is located at the company’s subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana, U.S.

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DC Water Taps into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

(National Biodiesel Board)  Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasification: The Flexible Answer to Biomass Conversion

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting)  Biomass is a rich salad of chemicals that contains many highly valuable materials that are precursors to fine chemicals, nutrients, and pharmaceuticals. But this strength

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Valero, Volvo

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

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The New Bio-BDO Era: Novamont Opens First Commercial-Scale Facility for Bio-Based BDO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Italy word has arrived that Novamont have opened the world’s first commercial-scale facility for the bio-based production of bio-based 1,4-butanediol, in Bottrighe (Adria), North East

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Rise of Organic Manufacturing: Ginkgo, Amyris, Genomatica’s Circle of Innovation Is a Trend to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The factories of old — a technological wave that swept in with the Industrial Revolution — these were inorganic manufacturing centers, and they are now

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Sensenbrenner Extends RFS Debate to Number of Hoses at Gas Stations

by Jack Fitzpatrick (Morning Consult)  Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is concerned that drivers who want to avoid a 15 percent ethanol blend of gasoline won’t be able to, he said

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  … Biofuels are not new for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, which have been experimenting with blends on aircraft and ships for several years.

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Can the Aviation Industry Finally Clean up Its Emissions?

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Alage in the Carbon XPRIZE Competition

by Paul Mullen (Algae Biomass Organization)  NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition which aims to develop breakthrough technologies relating to carbon dioxide. The competition aims for the team

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Expanding Algae Education

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has shown a commitment to algae and its future by funding a project to expand education in the algae

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Funding More Innovation in Algae Based Fuels and Chemicals

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Innovations for producing algae based fuels and chemicals will get another boost now that the  Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is moving forward with a significant new

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Map Shows ABO Member Activity Across the US and Globe

(Algae Biomass Organization)  An updated map published online by the Algae Biomass Organization shows algae production facilities and research projects by ABO members around the world, illustrating the leaders of

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IBBESS SymbioSUM

(IEA Task 42)  Task42 supported the 1st International Bio-Based Economy Student SymbioSUM in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 29-31 August 2016. In this SymbioSUM – organised by students for students – the

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The Cobalt Pipeline: Tracing the Path from Deadly Hand-Dug Mines in Congo to Consumers’ Phones and Laptops

by Todd C. Frankel  (The Washington Post)   …  This remote landscape in southern Africa lies at the heart of the world’s mad scramble for cheap cobalt, a mineral essential to

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Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics

(IEA Task 39) Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil,

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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download),

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Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

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The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

by Peter Stone (The Huffington Post)  … A new group that’s being cobbled together with fossil fuel backing hopes to spend about $10 million dollars per year to boost petroleum-based transportation

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Chemoil Must Pay Largest Settlement in History of EPA’s Fuel Programs

(Farm Futures)  EPA and DOJ allege Chemoil exported biodiesel, but failed to retire RINs.  —  Chemoil Corporation is required to retire 65 million renewable fuel credits to resolve alleged violations

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Advanced Biofuels USA Submits Comments on CAFE Standards Midterm Review

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA fully supports meeting the 2022 CAFE standards.  It is our understanding that the key to vehicle manufacturers meeting these standards rests on the ability

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Groups Submit CAFE Comments

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Comments regarding the goals of the CAFE-GHG standards were due yesterday  (September 26, 2016) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ethanol organizations made their

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Researchers Make Breakthrough in Biobased Materials

by Tina Hilding  (Washington State University)   Washington State University researchers have developed a way to practically separate lignin from wood, a breakthrough that could provide new sources of lignin for

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Produce Isobutene from Wheat Straw

(Global Bioenergies/Biomass Magazine)  Global Bioenergies and Clariant are proud to announce the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This success is

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Novamont Opens Plant for Production of Biobased 1,4-butanediol

(Novamont/Biomass Magazine)  Novamont, the Italy-based world leader in bioplastics, with 1,000 patents in biopolymers and biochemicals, announced it has opened the world’s first commercial-scale facility for the biobased production of

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St Paul Drivers Choose Minnesota-Produced E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM today teamed up to reward drivers who chose E15 (Unleaded Plus) at St Paul Minnoco during an hour-long promotion.

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The War against Ethanol Began in the 1920S

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Big Oil has been fighting the ethanol industry for a long time. Since the 1920s, to be exact.   —  In a recent feature by Automobile Magazine, the

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

New Sweetpotatoes-Food, Feed,& Fuel

(StartUp Compete)  Even though sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) has been rated as a very healthy alternative to potato, there are very few convenience foods available from the vegetable type of sweetpotato

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Eaton’s New GH100 and GH101 Biodiesel Hose Products Feature Exceptionally High Performance in Extremely High Temperatures

(Eaton)  Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications. Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last

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World Needs Transport Biofuels

by Bliss Baker (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  … The transport sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases (GHGs), estimated to be approximately 25 to 30 percent

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ACE’s New E15, Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With high-profile convenience store chains announcing the addition of E15 and flex fuels to their traditional fuel slates, other chains and

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

At the Heart of the Ethanol Process

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Long-time ethanol lab manager, Jennifer Roepke, wears many hats while striving for overall plant success.  —  Jennifer Roepke recognizes her work is just part

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Comments on the Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Years 2022 – 2025 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Economy Standards Submitted by Minnesota and Illinois Growers

(Minnesota Corn Growers Association Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and the Illinois Corn Growers Association)   Early this year, the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council approved a research

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Argus Biomass 2017 — April 25-27, 2017 — London, UK

  Argus Biomass 2017   —   April 25-27, 2017   —   London, UK

Biomass remains a key commodity within the renewable energy mix and the industry is working hard to manage current low prices, optimise the supply chain and explore new opportunities abroad

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EU-Canada CETA Agreement Could Devastate European Ethanol Industry, ePure Warns

(Biofuels International)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a major threat to the EU ethanol industry, the European renewable ethanol association ePure warns. The agreement, which is to

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Velocys Presses Ahead with Envia GTL Plant as It Announced HY Results

(Biofuels International)  Velocys, a UK-based gas-to-liquids (GTL) has announced that it is pushing ahead with the operational start-up of its Envia GTL plant in Oklahoma City, US.  The company recently

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Pakistan-Based Trade Organisation Calls for Worldwide Ban on Biofuels Production

(Biofuels International)  The Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) has called for a worldwide ban on biofuels production, claiming that it contributes to world food shortages. Using crops to produce

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Supercar Champion Mark Winterbottom to Drive Australian Biofuels Campaign

(Biofuels International)  V8 Supercar champion and Bathurst 1000 winner Mark Winterbottom is the face of a new advertising campaign encouraging motorists to increase their use of biofuels in Queensland, Australia.

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Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel

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Greenpeace Blocks IOI’s Palm Oil Refinery at Port of Rotterdam

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International) Activists from Greenpeace blocked entry to a palm oil refinery at the Port of Rotterdam for seven hours on Tuesday due to claims of the plant being

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New Ethanol Blend Now Available In Sioux Falls

by Heidi Kronaizl (KDLT News)  E-15 now sold at four Kum & Go locations  —  A cheaper, cleaner blend of fuel has made its way to Sioux Falls.  E-15 pumps made

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Energy Relies on Free Market

by Kerry Smith (The Telegraph)  … With the EPA set to exercise complete control over the RFS program in 2023, traditional corn ethanol may be at risk. Congressman John Shimkus is

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Will Changing the Point of Obligation Improve the RFS?

by John Campbell (Biodiesel Magazine/Ocean Park Advisors)  The U.S. EPA has set off a debate within the petroleum industry by suggesting that the point of obligation for compliance with the renewable

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Capitol Digest: Ethanol Incentives Announced

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Ethanol Incentives: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said Wednesday about $350,000 in uncommitted funds are now available to interested retailers in Iowa seeking cost-share

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BioenergizeME 2017 Infographic Challenge Kicks Off DEADLINE: February 3, 2017

(Department of Energy)  Mark your calendars: the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge kicks off tomorrow (September 30, 2016)! Give your 9th–12th grade students an opportunity to learn about topics in biofuel and

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National Bioenergy Day 2016 — October 19, 2016 — Nationwide

  National Bioenergy Day 2016   —   October 19, 2016   — Nationwide

We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy.  On October 19, 2016, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides

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Ethanol Share in US Fuel Market Rises to Record 10.2%

(Biofuels International)  The share of ethanol in the US petrol market rose to 10.2% last week, according to a report published by the US Energy Information Association (EIA) on Wednesday.

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Kuwait Biofuel Plant Aims to Export to EU and US

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Kuwait, the Mina Al-Ahmadi biofuel plant has its sights on the European and US markets for exporting the fuel it will produce when online

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Gain Insight into the Rising Global Demand for Biomass-Based Diesel

(Genscape)  Over the last year, biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide. Several of these countries are net exporters and underutilize domestic biodiesel

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and POSTERS: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — May 1-4, 2017 — San Francisco, CA DEADLINE: December 2, 2016

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and POSTERS:  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — May 1-4, 2017 — San Francisco, CA    DEADLINE:  December 2, 2016

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations to be presented at the 39th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC).

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Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — May 1-4, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals   —   May 1-4, 2017   —   San Francisco, CA

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN). It was the first technical meeting focusing

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Unilever, UPM

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 this

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

SEC Charges Alternative Fuels Company and Former Executive for Key Omissions Regarding Technology

(U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)  On September 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Texas-based Mard, Inc., formerly known as KiOR, Inc., (“KiOR”), and its former CEO and President

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Industrial Biotech Employment to Triple to 1.5 Million in the EU by 2030: New Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, EuropaBio released a report concluding that Industrial Biotech contributes over €30 billion to the EU economy and around 500 000 jobs. The new

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Finland Proposes Nordic Countries to Lift Biofuel Target

(Reuters/The Western Producer)  Finland has proposed that Nordic countries should set a joint target on biofuels and increase the minimum proportion of bio-based raw materials in all fuels, Finnish Prime

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Henrik Erämetsä from Neste to Co-Chair EU Initiative for Advanced Biofuels in Aviation

(Neste)  Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

USDOJ: Owner of Biofuel Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Obstruction

(MediaAlerts)  The owner and manager of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction for

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CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Isobutanol: A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants

by Jess Hewitt and Kapil S Lokare (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   … Now, there is also competition for production between

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Credit Positioning Intensifies as Expiration Nears

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … The U.S. biodiesel industry, through its trade association the National Biodiesel Board, joined a broad

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

UT-ORNL Team Hopes to Ease Path from Vegetation to Biofuel

(University of Tennessee)  A UT-ORNL team led by Governor’s Chair Jeremy Smith is using supercomputing to figure out ways to ease the

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Chevron’s Forgotten Biofuels Wonder-Tech Gets a Second Life at Iowa State

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may recall that The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter Waldman in

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/NewsWise)  GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Minister Announces Ethanol Plant for Kochi

(The New Indian Express)  Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said a green

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Why High Uptime for Your Laboratory Instruments Is Critical to Your Bioethanol Plant’s Profitability

by  Mark Janeczko (Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc./Biofuels Digest)   Whatever your thoughts regarding the future of the world’s energy supply, it

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Value-Add(itive): The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the Lanxess-Chemtura Merger

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, we reported today (September 26, 2016) that Lanxess will acquire the US-based speciality chemical

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Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura for $2.69B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Lanxess will acquire the US-based speciality chemical maker Chemtura, one of the major

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Biorenewable Deployment Consortium Holds Candid Discussion of Current Bioeconomy Happenings from a Forest Resources Perspective

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  An intimate group that shares some background or interest in forest resources meets twice

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

NatureWorks Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored NatureWorks LLC with the organization’s Fall 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Congress Should Not Be Allowed to Gut Fuel Efficiency Standards

by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) …  Automakers have adapted innovations more quickly than anticipated. They implemented technology that wasn’t even

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Sandia: Turning Ubiquitous Lignin into High-Value Chemicals

(Sandia National Laboratories/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Abundant, chock full of energy and bound so tightly that the only way to release

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Releases Report on Renewable Chemical Progress, Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The Car-Emissions Sleuth Who’s Costing Chrysler $5 Billion

by John Lippert and Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  … As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office, (Chris) Grundler

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels And Jet Travel

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute)   …    Even though we can provide information and interact via

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: Tom Buis Receives America’s Fuel Award

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of

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Aviation Industry Urges Governments to Show Climate Leadership

(Air Transport Action Group)  Negotiations to complete the first global agreement on capping a single sector’s climate impact are due

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Joins Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog in the “Bio-Based Gasoline Project” in Sweden

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Alternext paris: ALGBE), Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog announce having joined forces to develop a high-performance fuel entirely

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Ethanol-Blended Petrol Push

(tenplay.com)  A new advertising campaign has the government pushing for the use of biofuels in more vehicles, after statewide declines

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

New Hy-Vee Gas Station Will Use Ethanol from Big River Resources

by William Smith (The Hawk Eye)  The new station will use ethanol from Big River Resources blended on site.  READ

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Airlines Are Cozying Up to Biofuels, but Don’t Expect Ethanol to Propel Flights Anytime Soon

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  The airlines industry is heavily committed to reducing emissions, but success in renewable fuels

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Time to Give Ethanol Credit

by  Bill Bushong (Northern Virginia Daily)  I have been following coverage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to alter

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA President Says There’s No Ethanol Fraud In RINS Program

(WNAX)  A report out by a former EPA official says that the RINS market or renewable identification numbers may be

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The mountains of bureaucratic red tape involved in urban food waste biogas projects,

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Seattle Adopts UCS’s Oil-Saving Plan, Aims to Cut Oil Use in Half

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Seattle City Council is expected to pass legislation today (September 19, 2016) that requires staff

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New €3.8M SUPERBIO Project to Support Industrial Bio Innovation in EU

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the new SuperBIO project worth €3.8 million primarily targets developing promising industrial

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Salt-Tolerance in Plants Research

(Univesity of Adelaide)  University of Adelaide researchers have made a breakthrough in investigating salt tolerance in plants which could lead

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Popeye Was Right: There’s Super Energy in that Spinach

by Theo Kumah  (Biofuels Digest)  Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology came up with what could pose as one

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

New DOE Study: Gasoline Becomes Stale before Ethanol Phase Separation Occurs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, a study conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the

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European Ethanol’s Greenhouse Gas Savings Increase 8.5% in 2015: New Report

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have

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New Bio Plastics and Resins

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Consulting Enterprises/Biofuels Digest) …  Some of the more significant develops in the biopolymer and plastics development in

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Enzymes for Lignocellulosic Conversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Shaping the future of bioenergy and renewable chemicals,” that’s the lofty technological goal which MetGen

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Tick-tick-tick…This Plastic Will Self-Destruct

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They called it Mission Impossible. Create a means to biodegrade any plastic out there that

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The Fight Must Go on to Protect the EU’s Right to Continue with Its Own Aviation Emissions Scheme

by Jeff Gazzard (European GreenSkies Alliance/GreenAir Online)  Over the next couple of weeks, the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

KLM and Lufthansa Sign Long-Term Agreements with US Sustainable Biofuel Producers AltAir and Gevo

(GreenAir Online) European airlines KLM and Lufthansa have each signed agreements with US biofuel companies for supplies of locally-produced sustainable fuels. KLM

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Environmental NGOs Fear Voluntary Participation in Global Aviation Scheme Will Undermine Carbon Neutrality Goal

(GreenAir Online)  Environmental NGOs have expressed strong reservations with elements of the proposed global market-based carbon scheme that will shortly

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Paris High Ambition Countries Call for Urgent Action on Aviation Emissions and a Robust Global Carbon Scheme

(GreenAir Online)  Members of the High Ambition Coalition, which played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of the global

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Design Features of the EU’s Aviation ETS Should Be Strengthened to Deliver Real Emissions Reductions, Finds T&E Report

(GreenAir Online)  Despite imperfections, the inclusion of aviation into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has functioned well and

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Lockheed Martin Opens Advanced Bioenergy Plant in New York

(Lockheed Martin/Biomass Magazine)  Lockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept.

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California’s E85 Sales Top 14M Gallons in 2015

(Convenience Store News)  Research shows consumers are loyal to low-carbon fuels.  —  California led the nation with 14.77 million gallons

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Do We Still Need a Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Anne Steckel (National Biodiesel Board/The Hill)  Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Summer Is Over: Bring on the Pumpkin Spice and the E15

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  September 22 marks the autumnal equinox and the official end of summer.

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Court Rules Several GS Cleantech Patents Unenforceable

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sept. 15, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued an

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Making the Case for Young Farmers

by Keith Norman (The Jamestown Sun)  … Kasey Bitz was one of 44 farmers participating in the North Dakota Farmers Union

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

City’s Clean Fleet Reaches 500 Vehicles

by David Giambusso (Politico)  New York City’s fleet of vehicles is getting cleaner.  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration will announce on

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

New Government Lab Research Confirms Ethanol Blend Fuels Are Better for Large and Small Engines

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)     National Renewable Energy Laboratory reaffirms the value of ethanol for internal combustion

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Biofuels Defended

by Doug Berven (POET/Boston Herald)  Jonah Goldberg’s column parrots the tired talking points of the oil industry (“Research proves ethanol’s only

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Visits Lamberton Area Solar Community Garden Near Ethanol Site

by Erik Posz (Redwood Falls Gazette)   Thoroughly impressed.   That was the feeling United States Senator Amy Klobuchar left with after

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Backs off Plan to Eliminate EPA

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Donald Trump appeared to back off his proposal to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CETA Threatens to Trigger US Ethanol Exports to EU through the Back Door – ePURE

(e-PURE)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), which is to be discussed by the EU’s Trade Ministers during the

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning CO2 Emissions into Fuel

by  Gary C. Young (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Bio-Thermal Energy Inc.)  A new process for the economical conversion of carbon dioxide into

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Fuel Ramps up Production at Its Chisumbanje Site

by Ndakaziva Majaka (Nahanda Radio)  Green Fuel is moving to ramp up ethanol production at its Chisumbanje site through a hectarage

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell, Sinopec

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  his season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice Reaches Commercial-Scale, with Signature Advances in Cost-Reduction, Feedstock Flexibility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Gas Station Owner Says Don’t Confuse Non-Ethanol Fuel for Price Gouging

by Patrick Thomas (ABC33/40)   …   ABC 33/40 followed up on a complaint from an ABC 33/40 viewer about price

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Future of Near-Zero Emissions Technology Showcased At Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Advanced Clean Diesel Equipment Provides Immediate Large-Scale Emissions Reductions . . . And Will Lead Clean Air

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Market Will Grow Steadily At A CAGR Of 5.87% During The Period 2016-2020: ResearchMoz

(Globe Newswire/ResearchMoz)  Across the world, there has been an unprecedented interest in biofuels over the past decade. The main reason

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Making Biofuel a Cost-Effective, Renewable Source of Energy

by Jennifer Seguin (AltEnergyMag.com/COMSOL)  … Such fuels are renewable, clean-burning, and carbon-neutral, producing no more carbon dioxide than is sequestered by its

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Controversial B10 Biodiesel Hits Snag

by Yamin Vong (The Sun Daily)  A proposal to push through a controversial B10 bio-diesel next month hits more snags, much

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Advocates for Tax Credit Extensions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

3 Siouxland Locations Offering $1.15 E15 Fuel Friday

by Ian Richardson (Sioux City Journal)  Area drivers can fill up on E15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at select

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Poet CEO Says Clinton, Trump Know Importance of Ethanol

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The head of ethanol giant Poet is optimistic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Sugarcane: How Companies Can Deliver — December 1-2, 2016 — London, UK

  Sustainable Sugarcane: How Companies Can Deliver   —   December 1-2, 2016   —   London, UK

Structured debate on the creation of thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient, assured supply chains  —  Created in partnership with

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

NRDC Recommends Airlines Source Only RSB Certified Biofuels

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s 2016 Aviation Scorecard report recommends that airlines should make public

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

ASSOBARI First Sugarcane Farmer Organization in Brazil to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  ASSOBARI (Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) is the first organization of sugar

September 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Farmers Earn First RSB Smallholder Group Certification in Brazil

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  For the first time, a smallholder group with 20 family farmers and a cooperative earned the

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Blends Can Alleviate Gasoline Shortages and Price Spikes

(Growth Energy)  A September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel May Be Grown on Iconic Aussie Gum Trees

(Australian National University)  Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ozinga Installs CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology

(Carbon Cure)  Chicago family business known for quality and service reinforces its commitment to sustainability  —  Known for its iconic

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Europe Deem Low-Emission Mobility Strategy Damaging to Production

by George Griffiths (Platts)  The European Commission’s Low-Emission Mobility Strategy would lead to the “permanent loss of 133,000 rural jobs supported

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrobras Mulls Lowering Brazil Fuel Prices in 2016

by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui (Business Recorder)   State-controlled Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering lowering wholesale gasoline and diesel

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

CEC to Commercialise Biodiesel Plant

by Kelly Njombo (Zambia Daily Mail)  THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) is to commercialise its biodiesel plant after approval from Zambia

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Take the Test: Evaluating Commercial Readiness, Parts 1 and 2

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  …  The focus of this series will be to provide a framework to

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes, P&G

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Answers to Your Questions about Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane and Ron Cascone (Biofuels Digest/NEXANT)  Recently, we held a popular webinar on Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy with

September 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Northey: E15 an Affordable, Clean-Burning Option at the Pump

by Bill Northey (Globe Gazette)  … This significant growth in access to E15 is thanks in part to the “Fueling

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Exchange 2016 Presents Great Opportunity

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Export Exchange 2016 is essential. It brings together international buyers and end users

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Like Consumer Choice at the Pump? Don’t Back Blend Wall Bill

by Rachel Gantz  (Renewable Fuels Association) If legislation was introduced that would prevent the latest iPhone from being sold and instead

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The Definition of Insanity Is…

by Pam Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Siouxland Ethanol)   Ethanol can replace the toxic compounds used to increase octane in gasoline, which

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

New DOE Study: Gas Becomes “Stale” Long Before Water Uptake Becomes a Concern

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As millions of Americans say goodbye to summer and prepare to store their boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers,

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

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