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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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Course–Special Edition — Online until June 30, 2017

  Advanced Biofuels Course–Special Edition   —  Online until June 30, 2017

BioFuelNet Canada, a national research network hosted by McGill University, is offering an online certificate course on advanced biofuels. This is a special edition for engineers who would like to

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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.,

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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.

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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  —

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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.,

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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

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3rd International Conference on Enzymology & Molecular Biology — March 5-6, 2018 — London, UK

  3rd International Conference on Enzymology & Molecular Biology   —   March 5-6, 2018  —   London, UK

Team Enzymology is delighted to invite all the participants across the globe to the prestigious event, 3rd International Conference on Enzymology & Molecular Biology which is going to be held

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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

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Scaling Up 2017: Making the Global Bioeconomy Mainstream — November 27-29, 2017 — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  Scaling Up 2017: Making the Global Bioeconomy Mainstream   —   November 27-29, 2017  —   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

According to the OECD’s Bioeconomy 2030 report,“the Bioeconomy will hit its stride in the 2025 – 2030 period with an estimated world market of between USD 2.6 and 5.8 trillion.”

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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

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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

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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

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International Intensive Biogas Training — June 20-22, 2017 — Dundee, Scotland

  International Intensive Biogas Training   —   June 20-22, 2017   —   Dundee, Scotland

For the second time the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas) are delighted to welcome you for a 3-day long

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International Biogas Study Tour in Germany — May 2-5, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Study Tour in Germany   —   May 2-5, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with focus on various AD-plant concepts —  IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. This tour

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International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course — April 24-28, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course —   April 24-28, 2017   —  Stuttgart, Germany

This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and engineering knowledge. The anaerobic digestion course is conducted in English.

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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

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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

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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

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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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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)

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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

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Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE) — June 26-30, 2017 — Madison, WI DEADLINE: May 1, 2017

  Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE)   —   June 26-30, 2017   —   Madison, WI   DEADLINE:  May 1, 2017

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioenergy is an exciting area of research and development and can provide excellent opportunities for engaging students. Join us for an intensive 5-day program to

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Leveraging Private Enterprise Capital with Public Funds and NREL Infrastructure to Accelerate Technology Commercialization for the Bioeconomy — April 12, 2017 — Golden, CO

  Leveraging Private Enterprise Capital with Public Funds and NREL Infrastructure to Accelerate Technology Commercialization for the Bioeconomy   —   April 12, 2017   —   Golden, CO

This invitation-only, full-day event will focus on all things related to the bioeconomy: biomass characterization and conversion, biofuels and bio-based

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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”.

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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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

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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

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20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum — July 11, 2017 — Washington, DC — Policy Forum VIDEOS available online

  20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum   —    July 11, 2017   —   Washington, DC — Policy Forum VIDEOS available online

The 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations,

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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

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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,

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Emerging Biomass Feedstock Forum — April 10, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN

  Emerging Biomass Feedstock Forum   —   April 10, 2017   —   Minneapolis, MN

As the biomass industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for other feedstocks to capitalize on this market

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

  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

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EnergyPath 2017 — For Our Future: Carbon Reduction — July 24-27, 2017 — Center Valley, PA

  EnergyPath 2017 — For Our Future: Carbon Reduction   —   July 24-27, 2017   —   Center Valley, PA

Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

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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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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

  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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 1, 2017 — Washington, DC

  10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy   —   December 1, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the

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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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

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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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit 2017 — June 26-27, 2017 — São Paulo, Brazil

  Ethanol Summit 2017   —   June 26-27, 2017   —   São Paulo, Brazil

Launched by the Sugar Cane Industry Union (UNICA) in 2007 and held every two years, the Ethanol Summit is one

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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,

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

ABLC NEXT 2017 — October 16-18, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

  ABLC NEXT 2017  —   October 16-18, 2017   —   San Francisco, CA

At ABLC NEXT, you’ll meet application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and channel & development partners for the

March 21, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINARS: March Madness 2017 – 20 Webinar Series Daily March 23 through May 1

  WEBINARS:  March Madness 2017 – 20 Webinar Series Daily March 23 through May 1

20 free webinars by world-class experts on the most pressing topics of the day – technology, market, policy, pricing and

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

International Congress & Exhibition “BIOMASS: Fuel & Power” — April 19-20, 2017 — Moscow, Russia

  International Congress & Exhibition “BIOMASS: Fuel & Power”   —    April 19-20, 2017  —   Moscow, Russia

The Congress is leading international event on production and use of solid & liquid biofuels. The previous event gathered more

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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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

7th European Algae Industry Summit — April 26-27, 2017 — Nice, France

  7th European Algae Industry Summit   —   April 26-27, 2017   —   Nice, France

The two day summit will bring together key players within the algae industry including leaders from cosmetics, food, feed, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: OBIC Bioproduct Network Webinar: “Survival: Navigating Renewable Product Success” — April 25, 2017

  WEBINAR:  OBIC Bioproduct Network Webinar: “Survival: Navigating Renewable Product Success”   —   April 25, 2017

Joel is a frequent conference presenter on the topic of  renewables and was a key player in the drive to

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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