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Busting the Mythology of Food vs. Fuel

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate) Making ethanol doesn’t rob the hungry of needed nutrition …  Ethanol has long been recognized as an additive to increase octane and help internal combustion engines burn

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil. President-elect Trump is no different,

November 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA Welcomes New Member Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the addition of Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, to its membership. Valero is

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission’s Proposal to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Ignores Science and Jeopardises Biofuel Investments

(ePURE)  The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe, contained in the proposed Renewable

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Queensland RFA Allays Fears over Ethanol Mandate Concerns

(Biofuels International) …  Rose (Larissa Rose, managing Director of the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association) said the comparison of the Queensland and NSW mandates was misleading.  “When NSW introduced its mandate

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

EC Releases RED II, Proposes First-Generation Biofuels Phase-out and New Sustainability Criterion for Forest Biomass

(Biofuels International) The European Commission has released its long-awaited revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and proposed the phase-out of food crop-based biofuels from 2021. The EC also wants to simultaneously introduce

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

E10 Education Key to Delivering Benefits for Motorists

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Many motorists are opting for expensive premium fuels unaware that E10 is compatible with their car, the Biofuels Association of Australia said today.  Chief Executive Officer,

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

New Chemical Enhances Biodiesel, Ethanol Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  BASF is introducing a new version of its Lutropur brand of methanesulfonic acid (MSA) with higher active concentration for multiple applications in biodiesel and ethanol

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Yes, We Move. The Italian Bioeconomy Strategy Is On Line

(Il Bioeconomista)  Yes, we move. Italy has its bioeconomy strategy (“Bioeconomy in Italy: A unique opportunity to reconnect economy, society and the environment). “This strategy aims to provide a shared

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe Doesn’t Have Enough Sustainable Wood and Cow Dung to Meet Its Unrealistic Bioenergy Projections – New Analysis

(Transport & Environment)  Sustainable wood waste, agricultural residues, manure and other organic residues generated in Europe will only cover around 80% of the EU’s projected bioenergy use in 2030, a

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

America’s Rural Voters Are Ready for Renewable Energy Too

by Lloyd Ritter (The Hill/Agriculture Energy Coalition)  … Rural energy’s potential is strong. Farmers, ranchers, farm coops and businesses want to minimize costs or generate new income through energy. They can

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed Determination: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 — Comments due December 30, 2016

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On November 30, 2016, the Administrator proposed to determine that the MY 2022-2025 standards remain appropriate and that a rulemaking to change them is not warranted. This proposed determination

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Renmatix Turns Biowaste into Plastic. Can the King of Prussia Firm Help Save the Planet?

by Aswin Mannepalli (Philadelphia Inquirer)  The King of Prussia company takes biowaste and converts it into useful materials such as bioplastics. So far, it counts Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as a

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrol Prices Fall in Five Largest Cities, NSW Forks out $85m More on Ethanol mandate

by Rebecca Hyam (ABC)  The competition regulator has found Australian petrol prices fell 3.8 cents in Australia’s five largest cities during the September quarter, but New South Wales’ ethanol mandate forced

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Mumias Sugar Steps up Regional Molasses Imports on Biting Cane Shortage

by Gerald Andae (Business Daily Africa)  Mumias has been importing molasses — the raw material used in ethanol production — from Uganda for over eight months now but, has now

November 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Wine Tram: The Best Wine Route in South Africa?

by John Malathronas (CNN) … Using a narrow gauge rail track built more than 100 years ago, the Wine Tram was the brainchild of avid railway fan David Blyth who modeled

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

DC: The Road Ahead for Renewable Chemicals & Materials

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (re:chem Alliance/Biofuels Digest)  … From our vantage point, it is – and has always been – about innovation, performance and the chance to grow advanced manufacturing

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to projects. As Ecostrat’s Jordan Solomon observed at ABLC Next a

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

ABLC 2017 — March 1-3, 2017 — Washington, DC

  ABLC 2017   —   March 1-3, 2017   —   Washington, DC

“Performance and Value in the Trump Era” and more than 200 organizations and technologies will be covered on stage. Policy, finance, technology – from the opening session with the heads

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Studies Green Energy Deals to Prepare for Future after Oil

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying acquisitions in the green energy sector, its CEO told Reuters,

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Open Consultation — Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Amendments

(UK Department for Transport)  Consultation seeking views on proposed changes to motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting regulations. The changes suggest: creation of a certificate trading scheme to reduce the greenhouse

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Open Consultation — Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Proposed Changes for 2017

(UK Department for Transport)  This consultation seeks the views of the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO).  In particular it concerns increases

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Scientist Aiding Fuel Ethanol with New Engineered Bacteria

by David Tenenbaum (University of Wisconsin-Madison) … (James) Steele, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Winder-Bascom professor of food science, specializes in food, beverage and biofuel fermentation. Understanding how bacteria and yeast convert

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Low Expected Production Volumes Make It Unlikely That Advanced Biofuels Can Meet Increasing Targets

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  The Renewable Fuel Standard program calls for greater use of advanced biofuels—fuel made from waste fats and oils or crop residues, for example—in the transportation fuel

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

ICSA Slams Latest EU Commission Leaked Proposals on Biofuels

(Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association) … According to Mr Kent (ICSA president Patrick Kent), this strategy flies in the face of logic. The Commission which was supportive of biofuels has

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodico Zero Net Energy Farm Delivers 1st Biodiesel Batch to UCSB

(Biodico/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 29 that it has made its first delivery of biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The biodiesel, which was produced from used

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

A Strategic Approach to Scale-Up

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors, LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … In my previous series “what makes scale-up of industrial biotechnology so difficult” (here), I introduced the concept of not pushing the rope. This

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Gigabase Is the New Megabase: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gen9

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The company manufactures custom, high-quality, synthetic DNA used by scientists to construct genes, pathways, genomes and organisms that will enable the next generation of breakthroughs

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Blue Marble Biomaterials to Offer Equity Shares to the Public via Reg A+

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Montana, Blue Marble Biomaterials will become the first biomaterials company to utilize Regulation A+,  a type of equity crowdfunding regulated by the Securities and

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass — December 1, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass   —   December 1, 2016

Humankind requires food as well as sustainable bioenergy, however, these two needs may conflict. Thus we must envision, design and implement sustainable bioenergy systems for our successful future. Tune in

November 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Frost & Sullivan Recognises Biogreen Diesel as Top Producer of Biodiesel in the South African Market

(Frost & Sullivan/PR Newswire)  Biogreen has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment and society by actively removing harmful waste oils from the food chain  —   Based on its

November 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Will the Artificial Leaf Sprout to Combat Climate Change?

by Katherine Bourzac (Chemical & Engineering News)  Technology to produce fuels from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide faces scientific and economic challenges — READ MORE and MORE (Environmental and Energy Study

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Forecast Dreary for Farmers

by Kyle Abbott (The Mercury)  … EPA will take full authority over the RFS after 2022 with the power to remove corn ethanol from the mandate completely. This news is alarming considering

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Discovery: Start-Up Company Breathes New Life into Old Tyres

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC)  A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Following Growth Trajectory, US Market for Biofuels Maturing

(The Freedonia Group/PR NewsWire)  The US market for motor vehicle biofuels is forecast to total 395 million barrels in 2020, representing annual increases of 0.7% from 382 million barrels in

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Petition for rCCU Integration in the RED Presented to European Commission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, a petition for Carbon capture and use support was presented to Marie Donnelly, Director Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, European Commission DG

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Biobased Economy after Trump: The States May Lead the Way

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Trump and Congressional Republicans are expected to focus on comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure development, and repealing Obamacare. Some of those initiatives may touch

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”

by Paul Bryan (Biofuels Digest) Without a significant cost of CO2 emissions, biofuels will never gain enough market share to meaningfully reduce those emissions,” said Paul Bryan at ABLC Next in

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada to Adopt National Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced that Canada will adopt a national clean fuels standard, as an important step for climate

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe, it is therefore not surprising when Africa (particularly Ghana) is

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels

by Mark Elless (U.S. Department of Energy)  Switchgrass, algae, forest trimmings, corn husks and corn stalks you can’t eat these crops, and you would never put them on your table

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

US’ New Biofuel Mandate Boon to M’sia’s Plantation Sector

by Yvonne Tuah (Borneo Post)  The United States increasing its biofuel mandate by six per cent to 19.28 billion gallons in 2017 – the highest ever recorded –  is expected to

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

A Bipartisan Opportunity to Move Forward on Biofuels Policy

by James H. Stock (The Hill)  … In establishing the 2017 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA finally passed a major RFS milestone that will allow moving beyond

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Mandate Opponents Build Overhaul Momentum

by Brian Dabbs (Bloomberg)  A Trump administration and new leadership of the Senate’s environment committee may breathe new life into efforts to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Preliminary Approval to the Project to Reuse Cooking Oil for Biodiesel

(30 Dias de Noticias (Google translation))  It aims to boost production of biofuels and avoid contamination.  —  The bill the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Antonio Bonfatti, which establishes

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biotech’s Biggest Breakthrough: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to CRISPR and Caribou Biosystems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Caribou Biosciences provides solutions for cellular engineering and analysis based on the CRISPR-Cas9 technology for gene editing — a technique where DNA is inserted, replaced, or

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesia Sticks to Its Guns on B20 Biodiesel, Despite Rising Palm Oil Prices

by Ooi Tee Ching (New Straits Times)  Indonesia is keeping to its B20 biodiesel despite palm oil prices surpassing RM3,000 per tonne, this week. The biodiesel B20 is a blend

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Survey Identifies More than 100 Million Dead Trees in California

(USDA/Biomass Magazine)  The USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Powers Hamburg Airport’s Heavy-Duty Ground fleet

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Neste Corp. announced that Hamburg airport in Germany has started using its renewable diesel to reduce the airport’s reliance on fossil fuels and significantly reduce its carbon

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

CWS to Buy Western Biodiesel Plant, Convert to Renewable Diesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has signed a commercial purchase agreement with XR Resources Inc. to buy property in High River, Alberta, near Calgary, which includes

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Transport Industry Wants More Tests on B10 Fuel

by Noel Achariam (Free Malaysia Today)  Hauliers and lorry owners fear adverse effects on their vehicles if B10 fuel programme is forced on them without adequate tests to show it won’t

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning Sugar Waste into Light, and Job Opportunities

(Science Daily)  An alternate use for sugarcane waste has been proposed by a research team in India. While sugar is falling out of favor around the world, sugarcane residue is

November 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Costa Ricans Seeking to Produce Biodiesel from Whey

(Revista Summa (Google Translation)) In order to generate an alternative and friendly fuel with the environment, a group of graduates biotechnologists Technology of Costa Rica (TEC) is, for four years, conducting

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

AM Markets: US Biofuel Boost Sends Palm Oil to 4-Year High

(AgriMoney) …  “That larger-than-expected lift [to the EPA target] fuelled ideas that already tight vegetable oil supply would become even tighter in 2017,” said Tobin Gorey at Commonwealth Bank of

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A Thanksgiving Message from The Digest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The Pilgrims didn’t have fossil fuels. They grew all their own food, fuel, fiber and herbs and plants for their medicines. Well into the 20th

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Disruptive Technologies: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Flint Hills Resources

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Flint Hills Resources is a major force in US ethanol and biodiesel markets — and most recently in the bioeconomy news stream for its JV

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 5, The Collapse

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 2011, KiOR raised $150 million in its June IPO, claiming that it was generating

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Faculty Wins 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Award

by Clarence Michael (Masdar Institute)  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Presents Award to Dr. Hanifa Taher Al

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Growing Algae Faster, Better, Cheaper: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s algae biomass project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Since 2013, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has had an Algae Biomass project underway, under

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

How an Effective Risk Management Strategy Can Contribute to Unlocking the Full Potential of a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy

by Mahmood Ebadian (Biofuels Digest/Biomass Supply Chain Consulting Ltd.)  The procurement of low-cost feedstock has been the focus of the pioneering

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Truck Emissions—Survey Gauges Trucking Industry Attitudes

(Phys.Org) As the U.S. trucking industry faces new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Michigan team surveyed fleet

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Martin County Wants to Beef up Regulation for New Biofuel Producers

by Lidia Dinkova (TC Palm)  The county is following through on its promise to up safety regulation over biofuel producers after a

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Lost Generation: ICCT’s Financing Scheme to Jump Start Advanced Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One thing that is clear in hindsight from the flow of energy project investment between

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

New Study Finds Clean Cookstoves May Improve Women’s Heart Health

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  Shifting from a cookstove that burns traditional woodfuel to a stove that uses a cleaner-burning

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Bristol ‘Poo Poos’ Number Two Bus Plan

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to roll out a fleet of “poo buses” have gone down the toilet after the government turned

November 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Comment Period Opens on EPA Rule to Update RFS, Fuel Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) On Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

$150,000 Grant to Help Yarmouth’s Biofuel Efforts

(CapeCod.com)  The town will receive $150,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable Materials Recovery Program/Organics Capacity Project.  …

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Denial of Petitions for Rulemaking To Change the RFS Point of Obligation

(Federal Register/Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to deny several petitions requesting that EPA initiate a

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Argentina Biodiesel Producers Fear Losing Access to U.S. Market

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel producers fear losing access to the United States, the destination of nearly all their exports,

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ocean Going Vessels Going Green

by  Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Currently over 866 million tons per year of CO2, or 2.4% of the

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Aviation Biofuels Partnership Kings: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whether it is partnering with COMAC to research aviation biofuels, launching a biojet program with

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

CABC Sees Future in Marine Microalgae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A group of educators and researchers from Cornell University, the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium (CABC), has published a

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Back on Track: EPA Issues On-Time, Robust Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2017-18

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2017 renewable fuel volume obligations (and

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Transport Will Spew out Extra CO2 the Size of the Netherlands’ Emissions Thanks to Draft Biofuel Plan

(Transport & Environment)  The European Commission’s leaked draft proposal to continue supporting land-based biofuels until 2030 will increase greenhouse gas

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Aviation Alternative Fuels Market – 4.29% CAGR Grow to 2020

(ReportsNReports/Free Press Release Center)  ReportsnReports.com adds Global Aviation Alternative Fuels Market 2016-2020 latest research report, this analyst forecast the global

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Biointermediates and U: A Potential Step Change in Advanced Biofuel Economics

by Antoine C. Schellinger (Biofuels Digest/ International Alliance Group)  … The EPA has performed lifecycle analysis on certain pathways and published

November 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel That’s Better for the Environment

by Alicia Lindauer (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  Is it possible to increase vehicle performance and fuel efficiency while

November 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Game Plan for Capital Project Financing Discussions with Lenders

by Jason Johnson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/AgStar Financial Services)   …  When discussing a capital infrastructure project with a lender, be prepared

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

2016: Looking Back on a Busy Year

by Dave Vandergriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM) … At the Urban Air Initiative, we have been relentless in our efforts to open

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Play Central Role in Brazil’s Climate Goals

by Leticia Phillips (Ethanol Producer Magazine/UNICA)  UNICA spokesperson describes Brazil’s climate change strategy and its reliance on biofuels —  …

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s in a Name?

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Work to Engage Consumers Expands

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Access to higher blends is good for Americans’ pocketbooks, their engines and

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

A California Company Develops Nanotechnology Combining Ethanol with Corn Oil for a New Blendstock that Reduces Diesel Emissions

by Debbie Sniderman (Ethanol Producer Magazine/VI Ventures LLC)  One of the biggest technology upgrades for the ethanol industry in the past

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Good Chemistry

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol plants and chemical companies work together to improve profits and enhance industry.  —

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Jet Fuels Consortium Recognizes USDA Leaders

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Ohio Rural Development

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Argonne Researchers Study How Reflectivity of Biofuel Crops Impacts Climate

by Joan Koka (Argonne National Laboratory)  … The new analysis, published in The Royal Chemistry Society’s Energy & Environmental Science, incorporates

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Car Clinic’s Bobby Likis Talks #Ethanol & Mechanics

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  As more and more consumers choose ethanol at the pump, Bobby Likis, host of Bobby Likis

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Leon Walls Takes GLBRC on Mission to Transform Science Education

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenegy Research Center)  on Walls knows, loves, and wants to transform the science classroom. An associate

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity–Data Dive: Farming for Beetles, Bees and Biomass

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  What effect does growing millions of acres of corn have on the plants and insects

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Brief: Students’ Understanding of the Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change

by Craig Kohn, Joyce Parker and Andy Anderson (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Global climate change is a serious problem that

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity: Analyzing Fuel Carbon Footprints: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Electricity

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Burning gasoline, a fossil fuel, in cars produces the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Politicians Say ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Lacks Ambition and Will Push for Reforms to Aviation EU ETS

(GreenAir Online)  The head of the European Parliament delegation to COP22 in Marrakech said action to address growing CO2 emissions

November 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $30 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (November 18, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced approximately $30 million in available funding, subject to

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

New Flyers 60-foot Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses to Be Tested at Altoona Pennsylvania

(FuelCellsWorks) … New Flyer’s innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel cell bus, are both powered by Siemens

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Find Way to Turn Waste Gas into Biofuel

by  Brooks Hays (UPI)  Chemical engineer Jae Sung Lee said the research will offer a “new opportunity for recycling CO2

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative Forms for Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario,  the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre at Lambton College and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Forget about the Agriculture Sector

by Bill Brandon (Washington Post)  The Nov. 13 Business article “Mr. Business goes to Washington. Now what?” gave an analysis

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Emails Show Collusion against Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … This one’s about the U.S. EPA and a Freedom of Information Act

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Q&A: Alcogroup Says Ethanol Is Key to GHG Targets

(Argus Media)  Belgium-based ethanol producer Alcogroup’s chief executive Charles-Albert Peers spoke to Argus about near-term prospects for the European ethanol

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Demand Won’t Peak before 2040, Despite Paris Deal: IEA

by Amanda Cooper (Reuters)  The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Dems Shouldn’t Toss-Out Clean Energy Options. Especially Not Now

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Real Clear Energy)  …  The latest attempt to tie our own hands behind our back is H.R.

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Using Biofuels to Power Fighter Jet Fleet

(CBS)  Some of America’s best fighter jets can soar without using a drop of oil for fuel. New technology is

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Security Benefits Found in African Biofuels Production

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Mandate Opponents Build Overhaul Momentum

by Brian Dabbs (Bloomberg BNA)  A Trump administration and new leadership of the Senate’s environment committee may breathe new life into

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

White House’s Mid-Century Climate Change Strategy Includes Biofuels

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the White House released a mid-century strategy (MCS) that envisions economy-wide net GHG

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

A Prototype Microalgae-Based Produces Biofuel and Solar Energy in Ensenada

(Iresiduo (Google Translation)) Specialists of the Center for Research Science and Higher Education of Ensenada ( CICESE) develop a prototype version

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Scaling up Industrial Biotech: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Financing the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Building a low carbon, bio-based economy through sustainable innovation means scaling up technologies.  And that means

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada Showcases New Algae Biorefinery to Reduce CO2 Emissions

(The National Research Council of Canada/Biodiesel Magazine)… Canada’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project, a collaborative research effort between the National Research

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodico Completes Resource Assessment of Zero Net Energy Farm

(Biodico/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 16 that it has completed its resource assessment to support the next

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Webinar: Economic Evaluation of Potential Biorefineries with High-Resolution Decison Support Tools

(Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest)  This talk introduces a web-based decision support tool for biorefinery siting and explores the economic viability

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

East Hull Company Vivergo Fuels Calls for E10 Fuel to Support UK Farming

by Debbie Hall  (Hull Daily Mail)  Vivergo Fuels is calling on the Government to provide greater certainty to UK farmers

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GRFA Calls for Strong Global Commitment to Biofuels at COP22

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Nov. 16, Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called

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The Facts Show We Don’t Have to Choose between ‘Food versus Fuel’

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  According to the Wall Street Journal, the “U.S. is on

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Can Make the U.S. Energy-Independent—If He Goes Green

by Geoffrey Smith (Fortune)  The U.S. can realize President-elect Donald Trump’s dream of independence from foreign oil “foes” and “cartels”–but

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Nigeria Releases Guidelines for N78b Green Bonds Projects

by Chinedum Uwaegbulam (The Guardian)  … Plans to fund projects that have environmental benefits have begun with the Federal Government’s release of

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Biofuels, Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy.

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Botswana Unveils Experimental Biodiesel Vehicle

(Univeristy of Botswana)  The University of Botswana took its research programme to loftier heights when it launched an experimental vehicle

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

by Lina Jang (The Korea Bizwire)  Pukyong National University announced Wednesday that graduate student Seonwoo In-young (26), recently succeeded in

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Elite Corn, without Control by Elites: NCGA, Benson Hill Biosystems Partner to Democratize Corn R&D, Unleash Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company unlocking the genetic potential of plants,

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Report Knocks the Stuffing Out of ‘Food vs. Fuel’ Turkeys

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Millions of Americans preparing for Thanksgiving next week are undoubtedly noticing that dinner will cost less than

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Proposed REGS Regulations in Federal Register

(Federal Register)  In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update both its renewable fuels and other fuels regulations to reflect

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Obama Administration Launches Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, as part of a wide ranging policy announcement from the Obama Administration, the

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Purti Group Co Develops Bio-CNG for Vehicles

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Economic Times’ Energy World)  Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Limited (MAIIL) of the city, an extension of Purti

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

St1’s and SOK’s Joint Venture NEB Plans 50-Million-Litre Cellunolix® Bioethanol Plant in Pietarsaari

(Globe Newswire/ St1)  Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

5th Annual LCFS & Carbon Markets Workshop — December 8-9, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

  5th Annual LCFS & Carbon Markets Workshop   —   December 8-9, 2017   —   San Francisco, CA

OPIS has again developed an unparalleled slate of experts to present detailed, timely and relevant information on the topics and

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Model Predicts Elimination of GMO Crops Would Cause Hike in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Phys.Org/Purdue University)  A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a

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Storyfest 2017: Share a Story, Win a Trip to the Brazilian Rainforest! DEADLINE: February 17, 2017

(Planet Forward)  Tell an inspiring story to move the Planet Forward.  Enter to win our Storyfest Award Grand Prize:  A storytelling

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Rs. 500 Crore Plant to Produce Ethanol from Crop Residue

(The Hindu)  Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday announced a new plant to produce ethanol to be set up

November 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s America

by James Conca (Forbes)  Energy did not make any difference in who we chose for President on Tuesday. But the

November 16, 2016 Read Full Article

NexSteppe and Longping Partner to Develop Solutions for Bioenergy and Land Remediation in China

(NexSteppe)    NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biobased industries, announced

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EPA Biotech Review Staff Prepares To Handle Engineered Microorganism TSCA Submissions

(Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group)  On November 9, 2016, Inside EPA published “New TSCA Requirements Raise Challenges To EPA

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WBA Calls on COP22 Delegates to Push for Carbon Tax to Aid Paris Climate Agreement

(Bioenergy Insight)  The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has called on the delegates attending the 22ndConference of Parties (COP22) at Marrakech,

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s Next for Advanced Biofuels?

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  As for what is left to do after Congress returns on Nov. 15,

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Production and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Joins Global Companies in below50 Coalition to Scale up Sustainable Fuels for Low-Carbon World

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Yeast Evolution Offers Hope for Cellulosic Biofuel

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The prospects for cellulosic ethanol becoming a commercially available clean transportation fuel could

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New Biofuel Cell with Energy Storage

(Phys.Org/Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum)  Researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 7-8, 2018 — Washington, DC

  5th USA Science & Engineering Festival   —   April 7-8, 2018   —   Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering

November 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel to Be Standardized

(KFM)  As the campaign for clean energy solution continue to take deep roots in Uganda, the Uganda National Bureau of

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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