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George Olah, Nobel-Winning Chemist who Paved Way for Cleaner Fuel, dies at 89

by Amina Khan (Los Angeles Times/The Washington Post)  George Olah, a chemist and Nobel laureate who found new ways to study previously imperceptible stages in hydrocarbon-related chemical reactions, died March 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. ... Dr.

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Biofuels Infrastructure Bill A Big Boost For Minnesota

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The current biofuels infrastructure bill in the Minnesota legislature (House File 1257 and Senate File 1277) is really more than just increasing fuel tanks, pipes and dispensers. It's about bolstering Minnesota's energy security, saving

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Big Oil Could Be Ready for a Big Comeback

by Paul R. La Monica (CNN Money)  Oil prices are down so far this year -- and so are energy stocks. But some experts think that won't last for long. President Trump is clearly a fan of the traditional oil and gas

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Indian Oil Seeking Haryana Land to Build 2G Ethanol Plant

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the Indian Oil Company is seeking 50 acres from the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation to build its planned second-generation ethanol plant near to its oil refinery currently located in Panipat.

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The Time Seems Right For Aviation To Embrace Biofuels

by Bob Orr and Geoff Murray (Forbes/Oliver Wyman)  ... But with stricter regulations on greenhouse gas emissions set to come into effect in the next few years, further reductions may require bolder action. It may be time for aviation to embrace renewable

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Letter: The Truth about Ethanol

by Neil Kohler (MagicValley.com/Pacific Ethanol) In his March 26 letter, Mr. Chamberlain went from 100 percent right to 100 percent wrong in just a few short words. As he correctly noted, refiners should not be permitted to rewrite the Renewable

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UAI Challenges CRC Ethanol Study, Calls Test Procedures Flawed

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative is calling the results of a new Coordinating Research Council emissions study “one more example of the biased and flawed testing procedures used to penalize ethanol.” The ethanol advocacy group said Wednesday CRC’s match

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Make Art out of Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox Membrane Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With a decade of industrial experience Whitefox provides engineering solutions based on its membrane technology. From existing plants looking to expand capacity and remove bottlenecks, to new plants seeking to be energy and water efficient, the company says

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Biofuels: Ethanol’s Growth Is Spelled I-N-D-I-A

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When USDA forecasts of corn ethanol exports to China dropped below 80 million gallons from 225 million last year — and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker issued a “zero exports expected” addendum to his 2017

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New Tool Launched to Monitor Bio-Based Materials in the Chemical Industry

(AkzoNobel)  A new online tool which can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products has been launched as a pilot by project partners AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT) and EY. It will be the first tool

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Bioeconomy under the Radar

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leaders Tout Potential Growth, Challenges for Renewable Refinery Products  --  ... Whether it is spoons, Coke bottles or carpets made out of corn, livestock enzymes for pharmaceuticals, or John Deere tractors using soy oil

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Renewable Diesel Fuel a New Component in the Advancement Of Clean Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low-emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel’s dominance in the transportation and off-road

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BAA Rejects Productivity Commission Claims

(Biofuels Association of Australia) The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails to support the agriculture sector or the community. The NSW and Queensland Governments have not forced motorists to buy E10 or

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Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The industry had been held back by a lack of consumer understanding around the benefits of E10. With more than 400,000 motorists already

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US Coachways Celebrates $15,000 in Donations to NBF

(National Biodiesel Foundation)  US Coachways Challenges Companies to Support Biodiesel Research and Education with donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation  --  US Coachways is a leading transportation company supporting sustainability and cleaner air and is challenging others to contribute monthly

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Analyzing the Market for Cellulosic Ethanol 2017 - Research and Markets

(Business Wire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Market for Cellulosic Ethanol 2017" report to their offering. The report examines the factors supplementing the growth of this industry as well as the challenges &

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Moving the Point of Obligation Is the Latest Misguided Ploy to Undermine the RFS

by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of ethanol produced in Iowa and Illinois each and every year. It is more than the annual gasoline equivalent production of

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In Response: Study, Article Misrepresented, Did Disservice to Ethanol

by Ashwin Raman (Duluth News Tribune/Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  I believe the March 21 story, “Habitat loss highest near ethanol plants,” did a disservice to readers because it cited a study that contains dubious and inaccurate conclusions. The study focuses on the period

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Palm Oil Board Refutes Economist’s Claim on Biodiesel

by Robin Augustin (Free Malaysia Today)  Prominent economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram had said Malaysia's research and development of biodiesel was 'too modest'.  --  Malaysia has been actively carrying out research and development activities in palm oil-derived biodiesel since the 1980s,

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Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a tax credit for low-emission vehicles. The tax break encourages buyers to support Louisiana natural gas while keeping the air cleaner, proponents

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New Biomass Conversion Idea Could Help Ag Industry

by Patrick Cavanaugh (California Ag Today)  A new biomass process will convert woody ag waste, including almond hulls and shells, into ethanol, which has a demand and makes the conversion possible. Eric McAfee is Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Aemetis Inc., a

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Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA's president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization's annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  --  ...  The handbook dives into specifics, providing hard-hitting facts to

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China New Energy Scores $12.5 Million in Contracts to Build Cassava Ethanol Plant in Ghana

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct a new ethanol plant in

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The Hydrogen Spring that Became the Year without a Summer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Lux Research in a new report asks “Hyundai, Toyota Lead in Hydrogen Innovation – But Is Anyone Following?” in going pessimistic on the development of the hydrogen economy. “A few automakers led by Toyota

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BETO Publishes Alternative Aviation Fuels Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) published a report titled Alternative Aviation Fuels: Overview of Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps. This new report provides an overview of the current state of alternative aviation fuels,

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State of Technology Review – Algae Bioenergy

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This IEA Bioenergy report provides an international update on the status and prospects for using microalgae and macroalgae as feedstocks for producing biofuels and bioenergy products. The report’s scope covers algae-based options for producing liquid and gaseous biofuels,

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Allendale Wins $6 Million Biomass Investment, 35 New Jobs

(South Carolina Promise Zone)  Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, according to news releases. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35

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The Potential of Biofuels in China

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) This IEA Bioenergy Task 39 report looks at the potential of biofuels in China. Although climate change and energy security are of concern to China, it is not clear which of these drivers has been the primary motivator for

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Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging ahead with plans to create a bio-manufacturing hub in the Latrobe Valley that could generate several thousand jobs. The venture, which

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Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for consumers. It also dismissed out

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8 Biodiesel, 4 Renewable Diesel LCFS Pathways Certified in March

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. Eighteen total pathways have been certified

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ASTM Approves New 100 Octane Standard that Could Boost Ethanol Blending

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International standard that supports 100 octane fuel could help drive innovation in the auto industry as cars with higher-performance engines are introduced into the global marketplace. This new standard responds to

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Strategic Decisions on EU Aviation Biofuel Deployment Urgently Required to Overcome Cost Obstacle

(GreenAir Online) Despite efficiency improvements and a global agreement to stabilise carbon emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, due to rapid growth in the sector there is likely to be a gap of 232 million tonnes of CO2 between 2020

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ICAO Negotiations on CORSIA Scheme Challenging, European Climate Chief Tells EU Environment Ministers

(GreenAir Online)  The goal of stabilising rather than reducing emissions from international aviation through the use of international carbon credits fell below EU climate ambitions but the agreement reached at the ICAO Assembly last October on the CORSIA scheme starting

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Climate Change: Biofuels 'Could Limit Jet Contrails'

by Jonathan Amos (BBC)  Some close-quarter flying has provided new insights into aircraft pollution.  --  US space agency-led scientists flew small, instrumented, chase planes directly in the exhaust plume of a big jet to measure the sorts of gases and particles

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Virgin, Air NZ Working to Develop Biofuel

by Lilly Vitorovich (The Australian)  Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are hopeful aviation biofuel can be produced locally, in a bid to cut carbon emissions and fuel costs. The airlines have spent the past year investigating the merits of commercially

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Five Things You Need to Know about the ‘Food vs Fuel’ Debate

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  The European Commission wants to phase out the use of crop-based biofuels in Europe, even though biofuels like renewable ethanol are currently the main driver of EU transport decarbonization. They also deliver significant greenhouse gas savings

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Court Upholds State Environmental Permits for Controversial Fiberight Waste Plant

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The decision by a Superior Court justice marks the end of the Fiberight project's last legal battle and one of its major hurdles.  --  A Maine Superior Court justice on Wednesday affirmed state environmental permits

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Readi for 100% Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet, ReadiDiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last September, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rode aboard one of the EA-18G Growler fighter jets testing 100% biofuel flights this month to demonstrate his commitment to getting biofuel mainstream within the Navy. Currently all Navy ships

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Malaysia’s Biodiesel Production to Rebound This Year

(The Star)  Malaysia is expected to produce between 800,000 and 900,000 tonnes of biodiesel in 2017 from 500,000 tonnes last year when the government implements the biodiesel mandate, said the Malaysian Biodiesel Association. Its president, U.R Unnithan said the B10 mandate

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New Plant Will Make Biodiesel from Waste Fats

(Lambton Shield)   $25-m Sombra operation would take shape on part of plant bought last year  --  A 25-million litre capacity plant that would occupy a small slice of a 24-acre site purchased from Methes Energies last year has been announced by

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Two Percent Bio-Diesel Blending before Year-End

(The ManicaPost)  Government is targeting two percent blending of bio-diesel extracted from the jatropha plant with imported diesel by year end through its parastatal, the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) as it moves towards easing the country’s huge fuel importation

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The Wonder from Down Under Goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into a drop-in fuel hydrocarbon. The compelling features of supercritical are

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Aachen Team Develops Framework for Model-Based Formulation of Biofuel Blends with Tailored Properties

(Green Car Congress)   A team at RWTH Aachen University has developed a framework for the model-based formulation of biofuel blends with tailored properties by considering the fuel’s molecular composition as the fundamental design degree of freedom. A paper on their

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Senators Press Icahn on White House Influence, Business Conflicts

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump, saying his position in the administration raised "alarming" questions about potential conflicts of interest with his

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U.S. Army Is Teaming up with a Davis Startup to Turn Trash into Energy

by Cathie Anderson (Sacramento Bee)  ... Essentially, the company uses a blast furnace to heat metals, glass, ash and organic solids to a temperature of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the temperatures at the center of a volcano, Hart said. That

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Biodiesel Demo Aims to Increase Farmer Use

(Wallaces Farmer)  Every farmer should plant with B20 biodiesel this spring, says Iowa co-op.  --  A demonstration by an Iowa farm cooperative aims to persuade more farmers in the state to use biodiesel. United Farmers Cooperative, based at Afton in

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Testing Hybrid Trucks in Sweden

(DSV)  Using a combination of biodiesel and electricity to power trucks will reduce unhealthy carbon dioxide emissions.  --  DSV Sweden is currently testing a unique Atego Hybrid truck from Mercedes-Benz in Malmo city distribution. The truck runs on both electricity and

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Neste Welcomes the High Ambition Level for Renewable Fuels in Sweden

(Your Renewable News/Neste)  Neste welcomes the Swedish government's draft law proposals for the emission reduction mandate for traffic fuels and the continued tax exemption for high-blend biofuels. Long-term perspective and ambitious targets provide a much needed basis for innovation and

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Tech for the Cheap Oil Era: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet fuel markets and satisfying government

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The Race for Bionylon Heats up: Rennovia Enters Piloting Stage of Its Key Bio-Based HDO Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Rennovia has now successfully commissioned, and is operating, all core pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process. When we say something as obscure as 1.6-hexanediol, think “nylon” Rennovia’s 1,6-HDO is a platform

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Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85 presentation and supplementary report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examine how the spacing of E85 fueling stations impacts E85 retail

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New, Safer U.S. Rail Cars Gather Dust even as Ethanol Trains Grow Longer

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)   ... But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident along with the increasing volume of the biofuel being moved in unit trains that are mile-long with about 100

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Survey: Americans Still Confused about Ethanol, Fuel Choices

(Boating Industry)  A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump

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Inver Grove Plant Would Be First in U.S. to Turn Garbage into Ethanol

by Bob Shaw (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)  ... The $200 million biofuels plant would process Dakota County’s garbage into ethanol, to be blended with gasoline for use in cars and trucks. ... The plant would be built by the Canadian company Enerkem Inc.

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CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program

by John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the rules are updated. --   ... Ethanol producers can participate in the California LCFS program, if they complete a pathway application

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LCFS to Drive New Advanced Biofuel Demand

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, America’s second-largest driver of biofuels consumption after the federal Renewable Fuels Standard, could soon dramatically increase demand for low-carbon fuels under a proposed statewide decarbonization plan. The California Air Resources

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Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil

by Molly Solomon (KUOW)  An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan by the company NuStar that would allow it to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that it drop its proposal to

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Columnist Misstates the Facts on Corn

by Troy Knecht (Rapid City Journal)  Columnist Frank Carroll recently took shots at the corn/ethanol industries so I’d like to share some facts. Carroll opines that corn ethanol isn’t environmentally friendly. On the contrary, a recent federal study concluded that

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UAI Coalition Challenges Clean Air Act Interpretation

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For decades, the U.S. EPA has insisted that it gets to decide how much ethanol can be used in gasoline. If ethanol producers want higher ethanol blends sold to ordinary (nonflex-fuel) vehicles,

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Travel Grants for Students to Attend October 29-November 1, 2017 Algae Biomass Summit

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Foundation has announced that it is offering $500 travel grants for students to attend the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from October 29 through November 1, 2017. In order

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GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance) Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding climate agreement, the Paris Accord

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VanEck Joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In England, global asset manager VanEck has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative Partnership Program to support the development of green finance markets. VanEck manages $43 billion in assets, and last month launched the VanEck Vectors

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Fuel Economy Rules: Someone Is Listening

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was a welcome reality check for what is a complex and multi-layered issue. There was

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Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, the corporate venture and private

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Waste-Stream, Slip-Stream, Main-Stream: The Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge Gets Underway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all the streams, perhaps there is

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CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action sets the table for accelerating programs post-2025  --  Today (March 24, 2017) California re-affirmed its commitment to clean air, protecting

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Breakthroughs for Biofuel in Aviation and Transport Sectors

(Edie.net)  SEAT originally partnered with Spanish firm Aqualia to launch the SMART Green Gas project, aimed at creating 100% renewable biofuels to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The partnership sees wastewater turned into biomethane at Spanish treatment plants

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From Sake Brewing to Energy Production: How Innovation in Biofuels Is Coming From Unlikely Places

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Forbes)  ... Biofuels are one example of the unique synergy that arises when energy developers think “outside the box”. In shifting the focus to fermentation, researchers find themselves relying on sake brewers to produce the biofuels they need. Biofuels,

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U.S. Oil Refiners Push for Biofuels Overhaul at White House

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the

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Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?

by Steve Horn  (DeSmog) After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach to sequestering carbon. Biochar is the product of plant or animal products (biomass) undergoing

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Food, Face Cream and Jet Fuel: Japanese Firm Finds Many Uses for Algae

by Sarah Karacs  (CNN Tech)  A tiny organism thinner than a strand of hair could help fuel airplanes in the future.  Japanese firm Euglena has been cultivating a type of algae for use in food and cosmetics. But it sees

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The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA Says “Affordable, Achieveable”.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds Since the election of Donald Trump as US President, we’ve heard a great deal less about “reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” from friends of the advanced bioeconomy,

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Researchers Find New Way to Typify Cellulose, Advance Bioproducts

(Washington State University/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of

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Changing the Language of Renewable Energy, the Electric Monopoly’s Newest Ploy

by John Farrell / Nick Stumo-Langer (Institute for Local Self-Reliance/Renewable Energy World)  ... Instead, investor-owned utilities (through the Edison Electric Institute trade organization) poured money into communications consultants, and the result of this "Lexicon Project" says volumes about their plans for the

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The Long Road to Cellulosic Ethanol

by Stephanie Mercier (Farm Journal Foundation/AgWeb)  This blog will present the author’s perspective on a wide range of timely agricultural policy topics, touching on both domestic and international issues. ... The long term answer, that ultimately ethanol will primarily be produced from inedible

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Algae Biofuel Market Estimates & Trend Analysis by Application (Transportation, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of World), By Country, and Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

(Reportbuyer/PR Newswire)  The global algae biofuel market is expected to reach USD 10.73 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting fossil fuel resources as well as rising awareness towards environment protection is expected

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State Ag Department Greenlights 16 Promising Industrial Hemp Research Projects

(Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)  Projects Mark Return of Hemp to PA following Gov. Wolf’s Signing of Act 92  --  After decades of being gone from the landscape of Pennsylvania, a promising and versatile crop with enormous market potential will soon

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Glencoe Silver Lake Students Tour Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota BioFuels Association)  Eight students from Glencoe Silver Lake High School toured Heartland Corn Products today to understand how clean renewable Minnesota energy is produced. The students, from grades 10 to 12, toured the various process of ethanol production at Heartland

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Cabinet Approves Closure/Winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel Ltd (CHBL) and IndianOil - CREDA Biofuels Ltd. (ICBL)

(Business Standard)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved closure/winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel (CHBL) and IndianOil - Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) Biofuels (ICBL). ... Joint Ventures (JV) between CREDA

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Advanced Biorefining Leadership: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. We are an international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of renewable chemicals and are North America’s

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BioChar’s Buzzing and Cool Planet’s $20M Cap Raise Is Feeding It

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna engineered biocarbon products. This latest round of funding was led by

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RFA Trains 200th Ethanol Industry Employee on FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Requirements

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hit a major milestone with its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training program on Preventive Controls for Animal Food. During the latest course, offered in early March in

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Ethanol Powering Crappie Masters Boats

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important to follow manufacturer directions and actually just properly maintain your equipment. That is advice from pro fishermen like Terry Richard here.

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Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  ... They start with the big picture: To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things: 1) Global CO2 emissions from energy and industry have to fall in

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Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  ...   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte introduced, calls for the elimination of the Renewable Fuel Standard, the portion of the Clean Air Act enacted in 2005

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Opportunities and Risks of Seaweed Biofuels in Aviation

(Algae Industry Magazine) When it comes to cutting emissions from transport, shipping and aviation are often considered the elephant in the room: having been excluded from the Paris agreement and being inadequately addressed under existing UN conventions and EU legislation.

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EU Sees ‘Strategic Advantage’ of Biofuels in Aviation

by Hannah Black and Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv) In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said. The aviation sector is dependent on liquid fuels and has

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Preem and Vattenfall Collaborate on Biofuel

(Vattenfall)  Vattenfall aims to provide climate-smart hydrogen gas to large-scale production of biofuel. Preem and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement to investigate the potential of using climate-smart hydrogen gas in the large scale production of biofuel for the Swedish market.  The

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Mustard Seeds without Mustard Flavor: New Robust Oilseed Crop Can Resist Global Warming

(University of Copenhagen)  University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed rape. The breakthrough is so big that it will

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U.S. National Biodiesel Board Petitions against 'Illegal' Biodiesel Imports

by Christine Prentice and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The National Biodiesel Board said on Thursday it has filed a petition to the U.S. government to investigate imports from Argentina and Indonesia, saying they have violated trade laws by flooding the U.S. market

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Oh, the Irony! 'Eco-Friendly' Biodiesel Found Environmentally Destructive

(Sputnik News)  Whereas biofuel is often touted as the "greenest" solution to the Earth's climate woes, such as global warming, many experts find it at least as damaging to the environment as ordinary fuel. Another characteristic worth considering is the

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Be the Buzz of BIO--Nomination DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

Are you an innovative biotech company that is R&D-intensive and is developing strategic partnerships within the industry? Nominate your company to be the Buzz of BIO! But hurry! Only 40 nominations will be accepted in total, and must be submitted

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Maryland Grain Producers Promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic

(Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board has launched a four-month ethanol advertising campaign in the Mid-Atlantic. This includes postcards, bus, video, internet and radio advertising designed to highlight ethanol fuel and local stations

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Trump Loyalty to Rural Votes Under Scrutiny at Confirmation (1)

(Bloomberg/Washington Post)  When Sonny Perdue III appears before a Senate panel Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become U.S. secretary of agriculture, lawmakers and farm groups will likely have few concerns about whether the former Georgia governor can do the

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Proteins Interactions Hold Key for Maximizing Oil Production in Plants for Biofuels and Biomaterials

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Lab Manager)  Findings point to new biochemical strategies for increasing oil yield from crops grown to produce biofuels and biomaterials  --  ...  By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S.

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Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  --  ... After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research (TISTR) has found that they can use a species of yeast named Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

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California Actively Reviewing LFCS Including LCA Models and Aviation Biofuel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is well underway with a public meeting looking scheduled for April 4 looking at lifecycle assessment modeling for fuels and feedstocks including potential updates to CA-GREET

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Vopak Americas Awards Matrix Service EPC of Brownfield Expansion Project at Deer Park, Texas Terminal

(Vopak Americas/Globe Newswire)  Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq:MTRX) announced today that its subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded the engineering, fabrication, procurement, and construction of 10 new tanks and associated balance of plant work by Vopak Americas, a division of

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African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) Selects Nine Institutions to Develop Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Research Projects Across the Continent

(AllAfrica)  The African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) has the mission of supporting Sub-Saharan countries in scaling-up the adoption of clean technologies for adaptation and mitigation, through activities that include knowledge creation and dissemination, support to policies and enabling environment and

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DC’s Climate Change: Renewables Adapting to Shifting Political Weather

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  Over at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, new lab director Martin Keller told the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association that “renewable energy needs a new story to tell.” The Denver Business Journal’s Cathy Proctor reported

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Nutrition and Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In December, we reported that Cargill and Calysta will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, Tennessee to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. Start-up

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy --- December 1, 2017 --- Washington, DC DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concerns. Presented every

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Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, IRENA Study Finds

(Zawaya)  ...  The report also describes how the energy sector transition needs to go beyond the power sector into all end-use sectors. Renewables need to account for the majority of power generation in 2050, based on continued rapid growth especially

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As Carbon Tax Increases Costs, Calgary Transit Considers Renewable Diesel

by Annalise Klingbeil  (Calgary Sun)  With the province's new carbon tax expected to cost Calgary Transit at least $3.75 million over the next two years, city bureaucrats may soon study if switching buses to renewable diesel is a good idea. Jeff

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NBB Highlights 5 Individuals' Stories for National Biodiesel Day

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  ... (Rudolf) Diesel, who invented the engine that bears his name, ran early models on peanut oil, and was an ardent believer in vegetable oil-based fuel. That’s why the biodiesel industry honors Diesel by making his

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Biox Explores Renewable Diesel Production in Sombra, Ontario

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Canada-based biodiesel producer Biox Corp. is exploring co-locating a renewable diesel production facility next to the 50 MMly (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel plant it purchased from Methes Energies last year in Sombra, Ontario. The biodiesel plant,

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2017-'18 RVOs Assumed Intact as Regulatory Freeze Deadline Passes

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  March 21 represents the end of the 60-day freeze period on new regulations pending review, implemented by the incoming U.S. administration Jan. 20. Among the regulations on hold during the two-month freeze period was the

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Exploring The Symbiotic Relationship of Lichens Could Make For Better Biofuel Production

(Biofuels Journal)  Researchers at John Hopkins University, USA, have created artificial lichens using bacteria and yeast that are capable of producing materials for biofuels directly from sunlight and CO2. The research is published in the open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels

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Methane Plant Is the First to Use Nopal

(Mexico News Daily)  A staple of Mexican landscapes and countless dishes, nopal — also known as prickly pear cactus — is now powering a tortilla plant and two vehicles in Michoacán. It was 10 years ago that Rogelio Sosa López, a farmer and tortilla

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New Study Sets the Stage for Engineering Fungi to Make Fuels instead of Toxins

(Phys.Org)  Molds produce a wide range of both valuable and toxic molecules, which have important implications for energy production, agriculture and human health. A recent study revealed that an organelle within fungal cells called the endoplasmic reticulum acts as a

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ISO Publishes New Marine Fuel Specs, Paving Way for More Biofuels in Blend

by Ned Molloy (Platts)  The International Organisation for Standardisation has launched a new class of marine fuel specifications to provide standards for higher quantities of biofuels to be blended into marine distillates, and making reporting of cloud point mandatory in their

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Veterans Encourage President to Include Ethanol, RFS in Energy Plan

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard

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New Study Links Habitat Destruction to Ethanol Production

by Jordan Lubetkin (National Wildlife Federation)  Millions of acres of wildlife habitat are being lost to crop production, according to a new peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which found a strong link between the location

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Bioenergy Gets Graphic with New Illustrated Guide to the Subject

(University of Manchester)  A new graphic novel which addresses the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week. In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working

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Any Alcohol into Any Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Byogy’s jet fuel is

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As OPEC Falls, What Is the Liberated Market Signaling to Producers?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  There’s a theory going around that biofuels are “government fuels” — and prices are set around a table in Washington, DC. But if you visit the big biodiesel and ethanol firms, you’ll see right

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Carbon Tax Talk Exposes White House Factions

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  A friendly meeting at the White House with former secretary of State James Baker and fellow Republicans pushing a carbon tax has underscored the increasingly tense relationship between President Donald Trump's moderate and hardline

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National Farmers Union Passes Resolution to Support E30 Use

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union called for the U.S. EPA to open the market to higher blends of ethanol in a landmark resolution passed during the group’s annual meeting held last week in San Diego. "National Farmers

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Senators Urge Trump to Maintain RFS Point of Obligation

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Nearly two dozen U.S. senators have signed a letter advising President Trump not to change the federal biofuels program's longtime compliance protocol. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., today led 23 senators in a bipartisan

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Economists: Octane Premium Offsets Ethanol Energy Penalty

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol critics bash the fuel for its lower energy value than gasoline, while ethanol supporters point to its octane-boosting properties. University of Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good analyze the value

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Greenbelt Resources Commissions First Waste-to-Ethanol System in Australia

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  Important Milestone Demonstrates International Commercial Scale and Viability  --   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system for Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd.,

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Company Hopes to Make Cellulosic Ethanol at under $1 per Gallon

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has released a bold cost-of-production estimate after researching the economics of its patented cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) conversion process. The company’s independent research found

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Icahn Bets against Renewables Market He Wants Trump to Overhaul

by Zachary Mider and Jennifer A Dlouhy  (Bloomberg)  Special adviser to president urges change in EPA rule; ‘It’s bothersome that one guy can control RIN markets’  --  Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor and adviser to President Donald Trump, said he’s betting

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Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE? Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male answered the question in this update, given at ABLC 2017 in Washington. In this deck, he looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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Big Bird, You’re Fired! And All of You Enviros, too! Trump Thumps, Dumps in New Budget

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Even Big Bird gets the guillotine.  In Washington, the White House released its budget requests for 2018,

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Groups Hail Recall of EPA’s Federal Fuel Economy and Emissions Rules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the High Octane Alliance called the Trump Administration’s recall the fuel economy rule “an important first step in achieving realistic reductions in fuel consumption.” Alliance Chairman Tom Daschle said the recall was necessary due

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Growth Energy Files Comments on Ontario's Development of Renewable Fuel Standard

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy recently filed comments and exhibits to Canada’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on the Canadian province of Ontario’s discussion paper, “Developing a Modern Renewable Fuel Standard for Gasoline in Ontario.” The comments focused on the

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Louisiana Becomes 29th State to Adopt E15 Ethanol

(Growth Energy)  Louisiana is now the 29th state to offer consumers a better choice at the pump – gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol known as E15. The latest in this market expansion is a RaceTrac station in Baton Rouge –

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Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating

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Diamond Green Diesel Expanding to 275M Gallon Capacity to Meet Booming Renewable Diesel Demand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Louisiana, the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd (275 million gallons per year), using Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining

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NASA-Led Study Confirms that Aviation Biofuels Can Be a Boon for the Environment

by Alan Boyle (GeekWire/Yahoo!)  A NASA-led study demonstrates that airplanes powered by biofuels can emit up to 70 percent less particulate pollution – providing a potential boost for technologies that are being pioneered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The study, published today (March 15, 2017)

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and STUDENT POSTERS: tcbiomass2017 --- September 19-21, 2017 --- Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 15, 2017

Researchers and technology developers are invited to share their process innovations and insights to enable the production of clean heat and power, transportation fuels, chemicals, biochar, and other high-value products. Undergraduate and graduate students whose posters are selected will be

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Education Internships at Idaho National Laboratory

(Idaho National Laboratory)  As a Department of Energy facility, INL offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced scientists and engineers in order

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Education: NEWBio Teacher Training Workshop DEADLINE:

(NEWBio)  Spend a week (July 10-14, 2017) at University Park (Penn State) learning about current bioenergy research from nationally recognized faculty.  Renewable Energy alternatives are vital for the health of our planet, and the NEWBio Project, funded by the USDA,

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Education: Bioenergy Scholars Program DEADLINE: March 17, 2017

(NEWBio)  The Bioenergy Scholars Program offers summer research work to undergraduates, who can apply to work at one of several universities in the Northeast US (including Penn State, Cornell, Rutgers, West Virginia University, SUNY ESF, and Delaware State University and

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Education: Graduate Program Bioenergy Scholarships--Graduate Distance Education DEADLINE: March 20, 2017

(NEWBio)  The NEWBio graduate distance education program provides scholarship support to students wanting to enroll for one of the following online courses from Penn State World Campus: Bioenergy Bioenergy Feedstocks Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production Scholarships are

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New ASTM High-Octane Fuel Standard Published

(Growth Energy)  Last week, ASTM International published an important new high-octane fuel standard, ASTM D8076 – 17, Standard Specification for 100 Research Octane Number Test Fuel for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines. A major victory for the ethanol industry, this new specification

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Co-op Aiming to Boost Farmer Biodiesel Use

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa farm cooperative wants to convince more farmers in the state to use biodiesel by showing just how well it performs. United Farmers Cooperative of Afton, Iowa compared the performance of two trucks with blends of

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The Role of Biodiesel in Curbing Pollution

by Sandeep Chaturvedi (Biodiesel Association of India/Financial Express)  Rapidly increasing vehicular pollution and complete neglect by the authorities to take pollution-reduction measures over the past few decades have resulted in deterioration of ambient air quality across the country. A recent

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Second-Generation Biofuels ‘More Cost-Effective’ than First-Generation Biofuels, New Study Suggests

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International) Investment in ethanol production from waste biomass could have great economic environmental benefits, according to a new study from researchers from the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory. In this study, the researchers found that ethanol produced

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Scientists Are Conspicuously Missing from Trump’s Government

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  President Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 key science and technology positions that help the government counter risks ranging from chemical and biological attacks to rising seas, a Washington Post analysis has found. The

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CBA Event Highlights California's Thriving Biodiesel Market

by Celia DuBose (California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jennifer Case, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance, ended her opening address at the sixth annual California Biodiesel Conference March 1 in Sacramento with one simple message: The world of biodiesel is trending up.

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Neste MY Renewable Diesel Helped Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by a Staggering 6.7 Million Tons in 2016

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Neste is the world's leading company producing renewable diesel from waste and residues. Its low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel refined from renewable raw materials helped its users replace conventional diesel and reduce carbon emissions by a staggering 6.7

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Going Green after St. Patrick's Day

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Don’t put away all your green gear after St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll need it again on Saturday to celebrate National Biodiesel Day.  --  Whether it’s energy independence, energy security, greenhouse gas reduction or just getting work done

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Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth. --  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada's economy. This is why the

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Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Re-introduce Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

(Office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte)  (R-Va 6))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315): “The Renewable Fuel Standard

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Vietnam Revives Biofuel Plan, Sets National Switch in 2018

(VnExpress)  After years failing to promote ethanol blended fuel, the government makes a big move. After more than two years failing to promote a locally-produced biofuel product in major cities, Vietnam has announced an even more ambitious plan: a national switch. The

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Port of Amsterdam Reduces CO2 Footprint

(GoodFuels)  Port of Amsterdam reduces CO2 footprint by 25% through fleet-wide use of advanced marine biofuel from GoodFuels Marine.  Following a previous successful pilot, GoodFuels Marine has also won Port of Amsterdam’s tender for its fleet of five patrol vessels.

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Bank in Tie-Up with UPM to Buy Used Cooking Oil from Public

by  Syiffaa’ Musa  (The Star) ... Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and CIMB Foundation are collaborating to educate the public through a BioDiesel From Used Cooking Oil Programme. The project encourages the public to drop off their used cooking oil at one of

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