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13th Annual Small Farm Conference — November 11-12, 2016 — Princess Anne, MD

  13th Annual Small Farm Conference   —   November 11-12, 2016   —   Princess Anne, MD

Former U.S. Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest is keynote speaker for the 13th annual Small Farm Conference to be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday and Saturday,

October 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several

October 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

For Cars of the Future, the Fuels They Need, Today, from Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Of all the many wonders at the Algae Biomass Summit this week, perhaps there was nothing more interesting in terms of the Department of Energy’s

October 28, 2016 Read Full Article

E-Diesel Cars Will Have Same Carbon Footprint as Electric, Says Audi

(Wired)  Audi’s German plants are working on climate-neutral fuel alternatives, e-gas and e-diesel  —  … One such smart solution is Audi e-gas. The fuel, which is produced through a combination

October 28, 2016 Read Full Article

VW Billions to Foster Natural Gas Vehicles?

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  NGVAmerica Urges States to Take Advantage of Settlement  —  States should take advantage of the big diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen to promote natural

October 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UrbanX for California Renewable Diesel

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Facility in Southern California for Fourth Quarter 2017 Expected to Produce Fuel with a CARB CI in the Low Teens  —  UrbanX is applying $5

October 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Finance Conference Meets in Minneapolis

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … The lame duck Congress offers the next best chance for some movement on one issue important to the ethanol industry, said Brian Jennings, executive

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Aquatic Weed May Feed Biofuel Boom

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat ( Bangkok Post)  A Thai research team has successfully produced ethanol from water hyacinth. Now it needs to find the technology to turn the result into a

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Pink out with Ethanol

by Krista Willis Willmar (Hutchinson Leader)  …  And some consumer choices do significantly impact our exposure to cancer-causing toxins.  Vehicle fuel is an excellent example. That’s why several major chains

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s How Ethanol COSTS Farmers At Least $57 BILLION

by Andrew Follett  (The Daily Caller)  A federal ethanol mandate has cost American farmers at least $57 billion dollars through increased corn prices, according to calculations by the National Chicken

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr. Randolph holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University,

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Greeley Tribune)  … In spite of its supporters being hugely outspent, the RFS passed based on the common-sense approach of diversifying fuel sources beyond the effective monopoly of

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake

(Science 2.0)  Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Emails: Clinton Team Mulled Repeal of EPA’s Ethanol Program

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign mulled supporting the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuels program before a campaign tour through the corn state of Iowa

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Argonne LCA Finds Renewable Diesel from Algae Fractionation Has 63-68% lower GHG than Petroleum Diesel

(Green Car Congress)  A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  … The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than Jan. 1, landfill methane power plant emissions meet the same

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

New Sunflower and Sorghum Crop Growth Models in ClearAg Platform

(Iteris)  Predictive Agriculture Analytics and APIs from Iteris Now Cover Sorghum and Sunflower Crops —  Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

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

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global commodity prices plunged — algae companies began a steady re-focusing

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol in U.S. Gas Tanks Is Backfiring for Climate Change

by John Upton (Climate Central)  It may have seemed apparent to members of Congress a decade ago that if a motorist pumped a gallon of fuel made from corn into

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free of disease. And they’re producing tubers up to twice the size

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: Why ICAO’s Emissions Deal Will Not Make A Difference

by Jens Flottau (Aviation Week)  When the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in early October that its general assembly had reached agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Airports Council International – North America Supports Alliance BioEnergy’s CTS Process for Aviation Biofuel Production

(Yahoo! Finance/Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (ALLM) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has given its written

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Awards of £5m for New UK-Brazil Joint Projects in Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Research

(Biofuels International)  A joint investment between UK’s BBSRC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in advanced

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future

by Retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton (The Hill/VoteVets.org)  Ninety-seven percent America’s motor fuel is blended with homegrown ethanol. From an energy security perspective, this is major progress that should be

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Science Symposium: International Biofuels Developments — November 10, 2016 — Rotorua, New Zealand

  Science Symposium: International Biofuels Developments   —   November 10, 2016   —   Rotorua, New Zealand

The Bioenergy Association and Advanced Biofuels Research Network have combined to host a symposium including international and local speakers providing an update on the latest research and market activities for

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

With Biofuels, We Are Heading at Full Speed Down a Dead-End Street

by Jan Paul van Soest (Gasterra/De Gemeynt)  …  The link to the original aims disappears. Some biofuels which fall into the ‘conventional’ category are more effective at reducing CO2 than some

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Researchers at ORNL uncover the chemical reaction that helps break down biomass for biofuel  —  Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Swiss Research Discovers Way to Transform Lignin into Biofuel

(Biofuels International)  Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have turned lignin into a source of biofuel by simply adding a common chemical. The patent-pending method that converts

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Study: U.S. Corn Ethanol Can Assist Japan In Reaching Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

(U.S. Grains Council)  A recently released U.S. Grains Council (USGC) study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan’s 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

AACC – Climate Leadership Awards DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

(Solution Generation)  Solution Generation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), will honor one AACC member college with a $10,000 award for its excellence in climate leadership.

October 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Lessons from Podesta’s Inbox

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … Comb through the tens of thousands of messages from John Podesta’s hacked inbox long enough, and you can find a veritable roadmap to the

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

API Will Pursue RFS Reform during 2016 Lame-Duck Congress and Beyond

by Nick Snow (Oil & Gas Journal)  The American Petroleum Institute plans to press members of Congress to reform the federal Renewable Fuel Standard when the federal lawmakers return for

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Can You Make Money on Renewable Fuels?

by Don Longo (Convenience Store News/Progressive Grocer)  Experts urge retailers to take advantage of grants, credits and tax breaks.  —  Three experts on the renewable fuels market pointed out that

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Technique Could Lower Cost of Making Bioplastics and Biofuel

(Phys.Org)  The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.  While abundant in nature, cellulose is difficult and

October 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017

(US Department of Agriculture/Federal Register)  The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) which is designed to help agricultural

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Think Small, Tough Times: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Microchannel F/T Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

New Bioprocessing Tech Moves Us from “Food vs Fuels” to “Food, then Fuel”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, let’s consider a more compelling way to process a corn plant so that we handle the process with a goal of first extracting all

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Researchers Engineer Plant Lignin and Explain Evolutionary Path

(AZO CleanTech)  In 2014, researchers announced the successful engineering of a poplar plant “designed for deconstruction.” The finding caught the attention of the global scientific community. The highly degradable poplar

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Grain Exports Increase in 2015/16, Ethanol Exports to China Grow 1227%

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  US exports of feed grains in all forms in 2015/2016 increased by more than 300,000 tonnes from the previous marketing year, US Department of Agriculture data

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Government Responds to CCC Decarbonisation Recommendations

(Biofuels International) The UK government has released its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC’s progress report, published in June 2016,

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

White House OMB Reviews 2017 RFS Rule

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Oct. 19, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA, RFF to Offer National Ethanol Conference Scholarships

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the eighth year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) to offer scholarships to students who are interested in attending

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Breaking Through Blend Wall

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The average amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply hit a new record last week of 10.4 percent, just breaking through the 10% blend wall

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Commentary: The Time Is Right To Rethink Biofuel Policies

by Peter Boag  (Canadian Fuels Association/PublicNow)    …   Last week’s release of Course Correction: Rethink Canada’s Biofuels Policies by Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission pointed to timing as a key factor in

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Lies and Big Oil Fiction

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuel critics will continue to distort the truth to fit their own narrative, but you can bet the ethanol industry will hit

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates battled it out in the western part the state they

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

UAI: EPA Emails Show Oil Industry Helped Design Test Fuels

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative has discovered that the U.S. EPA relied heavily on the oil industry to help design test fuels used for the EPAct

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: Data Show the So-Called “Blend Wall” Is Crumbling

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Gasoline supplied to the U.S. market last week contained an average of 10.4 percent ethanol, according to data released this morning by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Discovery of Carbon Storage Signaling Mechanism in Algae Offers New Potential for Sustainable Biofuel Production

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)   James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls

(Ames Laboratory)  A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

EACC Detectives Unearth Fraud at Raila’s Company

by Samuel Messo (Tuko)  Detectives have exposed details of an undercover operation that discovered fishy ethanol dealings associated with a company owned by Raila Odinga’s company;  The EACC detectives followed vehicles that

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

What To Do With Algae

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … So the process removes and processes about 25 tonnes of earth to obtain each gram of Pt, valued at about $35. It is a

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Poised for Production: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentalg

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fermentalg’s technology optimizes the industrial exploitation of the exceptional properties that are found in microalgae to produce molecules of interest such as the Omega 3

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

WikiLeaks Emails Show How Clinton’s Campaign Chief Once Opened Doors for Energy Firm

by Kevin G. Hall (McClatchyDC)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors at home and abroad for an alternative energy firm whose investors include a Vladimir Putin-supported Russian company. These

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program

(Environmental Protection Agency)  More than 4,400 environmental educators will gain training and leadership opportunities in 2017 through a new cooperative

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Stover

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents

October 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards DEADLINE: December 31, 2016

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets — November 18, 2016 — Baltimore, MD

  0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets  —   November 18, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain

October 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Path to Improved Fuel Economy Includes Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) director says the auto industry path to improved fuel economy

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Airlines Race to Buy Renewable Fuels before Factories Are Even Built

by Ken Foxe (Lonely Planet)  Airlines are so keen to cut their carbon footprint, that all the renewable fuel to

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Auto Club Monitoring Proves Ethanol Blending Safe

by Gene Hammond (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Association Motor Club Marketing)  Guest columnist for ACE’s Grassroots Voice column in the November EPM

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Promises to Support Advanced Biofuels and Use in Aviation and Freight

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, in advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response set

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels

by Mark E. Griffin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

OMCs Are Buying Biodiesel to Blend with Regular Diesel

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to buy a total of 20 million

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

First Local Seed Selection to Take Place at Project Solaris

by Anine Kilian (Engineering News)  South African seed selection for research and development company Sunchem’s solaris crop – a nicotine-free

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Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

by Elham Khaghami (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Pyrolysis of plastic wastes can be described as a chemical process and thermal decomposition

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s Complete 2016 Multi-Slide Guides to 42 Majors in the Advanced Bioeconomy

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

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: New Approaches May Unlock Dairy Methane’s Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the newer arrivals in Florida’s small bio-based industry is Culture Biosystems, which produces

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?

(Energy and Environment Research Center)  Red Trail Energy, LLC, and the EERC take a closer look at the expansion of

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Asks Congress to Extend Critical Bioenergy Tax Credits During Lame-Duck

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  BIO today (October 18, 2016) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Once More into the Blendwall Breach

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The American Petroleum Institute is hoping that when the EPA sets final biofuel volumes later this

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Biologics Introduces BioPure Brand, GreenInside Trademark

(Green Biologics/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Displays Military Use of Biofuels and Great Green Fleet at Commissioning of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Electricity.  When describing the USS Zumwalt, which was commissioned in Baltimore Harbor Saturday, the

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

BBI JU Showcases Novel Bio-Based Products at the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking )  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Engine, Truck and Equipment Industry Leaders Highlight Strategies for Achieving Climate and Clean Air Goals

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New Videos Feature Policy Approaches, Engine Technology and Fuel Options to “Meet the Climate and Clean Air

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Signs On to Global Agreement Capping Aviation Emissions

(OurEnergyPolicy.org)  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized an agreement to cap the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions at 2020 levels.

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

For the Welfare of His People

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

With Hometown’s Cornfields in Mind, Shimkus Supports Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

by Ruth de Jauregui (Metro East Sun)  Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) recently expressed his readiness to lead the House Energy and

October 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Awards Microvi Grant for Innovative Biogas Conversion Technology

(Microvi)  Microvi has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Partners with NGOs and Green Think-Tanks to Drive Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels

(Globe Newswire/UPM)  ENGOs, think-tanks and the advanced biofuel industry have been collaborating on defining policy boundaries for European fuels policy

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand

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

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Investors Warn Car Industry over Climate Change

by Terry Macalister (The Guardian)  Car manufacturers told they must address climate change by switching to low-emission models − or

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden DEADLINE: October 31, 2016

  CALL FOR PAPERS: EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden   DEADLINE:  October 31, 2016

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017. As

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

NRHEG High School Students Visit Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from NRHEG (New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, Geneva) High School visited Guardian Energy yesterday to gain

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA’s Plan for Electric Vehicles Could Upend RFS Politics

by Eric Wolff (Politico/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Obama administration’s newest plan to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden

  EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition   —   June 12-15, 2017   —   Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017. As

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission Admits Policing Biofuels According to Public Opinion

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry

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Biofuels to Drive Growth in Global White Biotechnology Market until 2024

(Biofuels International)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach $487.08 billion (€442.5bn) by 2024, growing at a compound

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel

by Anum Yoon (Triple Pundit)  As the world turns its attention to addressing global warming, the airline industry, too, is researching ways

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Industry Concerns over Impending Queensland Biofuel Mandate

by Darren House (Convenience and Impulse Retailing)  Petrol retailers will be encouraged to seek compensation to recover costs if the

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016) — December 5-7, 2016 — San Antonio, TX

  World Biodiesel Congress & Expo (Biodiesel-2016)   —  December 5-7, 2016   —    San Antonio, TX

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the World Biodiesel Congress and Expo which will be held

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Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly into Ethanol

(Phys.Org) In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Seeks Support in Government for Investment of R $22 Billion by 2030

by Marta Nogueira (Reuters (Google Translation)) Biodiesel industry representatives presented Thursday to the federal government several suggestions to promote the

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment with Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world.

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Fuel Sued for $1 million

by Charles Laiton (NewsDay)  The National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd (NOIC) has approached the High Court seeking

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer

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Washington Auto Show — January 27-February 5, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Washington Auto Show   —   January 27-February 5, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto

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German American Bio Energy Business Conference — November 1, 2016 — Atlanta, GA

  German American Bio Energy Business Conference   —   November 1, 2016   —   Atlanta, GA

The conference is featuring German and U.S. industry and policy experts.Our keynote speakers include decision makers representing German and American companies

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Bioenergy Australia — November 14-16, 2016 — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  Bioenergy Australia   —    November 14-16, 2016   —   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Bioenergy Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2016, is being held at the Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, from Monday 14

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CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX DEADLINE: February 26, 2017

  CALL FOR PANELS, ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS:  Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX    DEADLINE:  February 26, 2017

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level

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Smart Cities Innovation Summit — June 26-28, 2017 — Austin, TX

  Smart Cities Innovation Summit   —   June 26-28, 2017   —   Austin, TX

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level

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14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017” — January 23-24, 2017 — Berlin, Germany

  14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017”   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Berlin, Germany

The program of the 14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future” is now available for you at www.fuels-of-the-future.com.

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Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference — October 17-19, 2017 — Campos do Jordão, Brazil

  Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference   —   October 17-19, 2017   —   Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Organized by leading scientists from research institutions in Brazil and abroad, the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST 2017)

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8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — February 22-23, 2017 — San Antonio, TX

  8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit   —   February 22-23, 2017   —   San Antonio, TX

ACI’s 8th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use of

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Young Scientists Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  College science students interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a

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Biofuels Campaign Revs Up Driver Education

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Much has been discussed about the supply side of biofuels, but with the introduction of a

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Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer

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Letter to the Editor: Fixing the RFS Pothole

by David Uible (Clermont County Commissioner/Clermont County GOP/The Clermont Sun)  … On principle, I believe in free markets, and in keeping the

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How Do the Presidential Candidates Stack up on Farm and Rural Policy Issues?

by Sara Wyant (Farm Forum)  As some of you know, Agri-Pulse made a significant commitment to track the presidential candidates,

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Owners of Biofuel Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Fraud Charges

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for

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USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast

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Danish Bioethanol Project Halted Due to Lack of Political Support and Financing Issues

Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas,

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Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is

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A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner

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Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term

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Waterloo City Council Turns Down Biodiesel Facility

by Tim Jamison (The Courier)  Heavy neighborhood opposition erased Kwik Trip’s plans for a biodiesel blending operation near U.S. Highway

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RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Suntory, Syngenta and ChemChina

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

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Higher US Ethanol Production from Sorghum, Corn Yield: Professor

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The higher ethanol production seen so far in 2016 has come from greater sorghum use and boosted

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Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s

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Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce

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$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative

(North Carolina Biotechnology Center)  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a

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Letter: E15 Is Earth-Friendly Biofuel

by Tom Thoma/Kelly Hansen (Globe Gazette/POET)  Something new and exciting is popping up all across our state. Think: cleaner air,

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RFA Announces Fishing Sponsorship to Promote Ethanol

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce it will be a co-title sponsor

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Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel

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Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the

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Stanford Faculty Share in $24 Million National Science Foundation Grant

by Taylor Kubota (Stanford News)  Two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24

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Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in

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Expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy Facility, Establishes Kern Co. as State’s Top Producer of Advanced Biofuels

(Crimson Renewable Energy/PR Web)  The recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel production facility leads to a tripling

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Six POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power Processes

(POET)  Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power.

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Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in

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An Overview of the Current Biochar and Activated Carbon Markets

by Hugh McLaughlin (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Biochar is an emerging market; growing rapidly, still in its infancy, but with gigaton

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi

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

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Zymergen Gets Lit: Raises $130M in Epic Series B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what you get with Zymergen. You pack up your production microbe — currently making

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