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Thermal Catalytic Biomass Conversion: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

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RED II Dominates Agenda at EU Biofuels Seminar

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  ... Ruta Baltause, a policy officer at the European Commission, delivered the EU perspective, explaining the reasoning behind proposed comprehensive revisions of the RED which include gradual phase out of conventional crop-based biofuels, but also stressing that

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Genome Sequence of Fuel-Producing Alga Announced

(Phys.Org)  The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to

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Pushing DDGS

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With record ethanol production comes record distillers grains supplies. Combine those big supplies with big declines in exports to two major international buyers, and you have a formula for low prices. Indeed, in mid-March,

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Casey’s General Stores to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores will begin offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn

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Letter: Auto Owners Would Stand to Benefit Most

by Kent Frerichs (Argus Leader)  ... Why don’t we encourage retailers to convert limited use E85 pumps to E30? Better yet, simply add an inexpensive flex fuel kit to enable dispensing both E85 and ethanol’s super premium 94 octane E30? All auto

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Explore Bioeconomy Careers with the Interactive Bioenergy Career Map Published by the U.S. Department of Energy

(U.S. Department of Energy) Are you looking to understand how you fit within the changing bioenergy landscape or how to jumpstart your career in bioeconomy? Check out the Bioenergy Career Map—an interactive, educational tool that explores the growing network of

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Bioenergy Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) regularly engages interns and fellows in the sciences, engineering, and liberal arts through a variety of internship and fellowship programs, including the following: American Association for

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Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Department of Energy's Education and Workforce Development resources include: CLASSROOM RESOURCES Lesson Plans Search through the Education Toolbox to find lesson plans and lab activities for use in your classroom. Filter by subject, grade level, and energy literacy

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Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses

(U.S. Department of Energy)  At Earth Day Texas 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV facilitates access to the DOE

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Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DDGS' environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability.   --  The benefits in feeding distillers grains are well known—it’s an economical, nutritious, palatable addition

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Minneota High School Visits ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-one students from Minneota High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant here on April 19 to learn more on how Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various production

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Advancements in Agriculture, Good for People and the Planet

by Tom Vilsack (The Hill/U.S. Dairy Export Council)  This Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched to “defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.” The March for Science echoed in communities around the

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Icahn's Oil Refiner Reports Plunge in Biofuels Bill in First Quarter

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice  (Reuters)  Biofuels compliance expenses for CVR Energy's refining unit fell to the lowest level in almost five years during the first quarter, the company said on Thursday, as the U.S. government weighs an overhaul

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Letter: Ethanol Is the Best Renewable Energy Source

by  Vernon F. Johnson (Daily Chronicle)  To answer Pat Vary and the Daily Chronicle Editorial Board (“Don’t close door on wind power, page 12, April 14): We don’t need wind turbines as we have a renewable fuel source that farmers

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Laying a Road Map for States, Liberal Senators Introduce Bill to End U.S. Fossil Fuel Use by 2050

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation Thursday that calls on the U.S. to transition off fossil fuels by 2050, hoping to spur action on the state

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Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports

by Anthony Boadle and Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil's foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on Thursday, a move that could

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CORSIA Aviation Carbon Emissions Scheme Must Learn Lessons from UN's Flawed Offset Mechanism, Says Study

(GreenAir Online)  While ICAO deliberates over rules concerning what offsets should be eligible under its carbon scheme for international aviation, a study prepared for the European Commission concludes the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has fundamental flaws in terms of

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Corn with a Cover of Grass: Finding Best Combination for Biofuel Corn, Soil Protection

(Phys.Org)  ... Taking up this double-edged sword is Cynthia Bartel, a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University. She's finding a way to lessen the harm and increase the benefits of removing maize stover. "While water and wind erosion are substantial problems for

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Dartmouth Energy Plan Could Bring Changes to Power Plant in Center of Hanover

by Rob Wolfe (Valley News)  ...   The current plant, which features a 175-foot brick smokestack, is located to the east of the Hood Museum of Art and burns roughly 3.5 million gallons of fuel oil each year to heat more

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Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we hosted a webinar what is universally agreed to be the single largest new application of advanced industrial biotechnology — this is the Big Kahuna, or sustainable aviation fuel. Sustainability is critical to airlines, and

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Trump Forms Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Trump Administration released its “Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” — and a report from the Interagency Task Force, something this order creates, is due in 180

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Consumers and Farmers Burned by EPA Regulations on Renewable Fuel

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill) As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take action to eliminate an irrational summertime regulation that hurts both farmers and millions of Americans who drive a car. This double

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KiOR – In Hindsight

by KSL (E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd / Biofuels Digest)  ... The overall failure of KiOR can essentially be narrowed down to three text-book cases: I. Utilizing (Incorrect/Underdeveloped) Catalyst Systems for Upgrading Biomass, II. Disregarding Inherent Oxygen Content in Biomass, III. Diseconomies of Scale. ... Whilst

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Consortiapalooza: TWB Points a Way towards the New Industrial Biotech Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... The evidence is mounting up, and another set of it arrives via the reports from the preindustrial demonstration consortium in France known as Toulouse White Biotechnology. At TWB, they’ve been rightly touting their growth and success

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Uncovering The Gas Roots of Contemporary Ethanol Opposition

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  ... Faced with some actual governmental actions that were detrimental to gasoline/diesel dominance, instead of the virtual carte blanche pro-petroleum fuel policies that they usually receive from the government, the petroleum oil industry is

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Group Promotes Carbon Fee to Encourage Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Manufacturing

by Christopher Stephens (CNHI News Indiana/Tribune Star)  ...  The Citizens' Climate Lobby is advocating for a fee to be charged against carbon at the point it enters the U.S. economy. The group's single mission is to lobby all 535 members

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ACI: Bill Would Permanently End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s "Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act," Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform Package  --  Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) would permanently put a stop to federal tax credits for

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Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 Cap Raises in Industrial Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.103B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A activity (but including expansion investment).

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Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: Ventures Raise $1.1B in Q1 from Seed to Commercial-Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.128B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A activity (but including expansion investment).

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A New Way to Detect Polluting Raw Vegetable Oil in Biodiesel Blends

(Biofuels International)  Scientists in Brazil have developed a new method for verifying the purity and quality of biodiesel. The pioneering new technique uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, according to spectroscopynow.com. Biodiesel and biodiesel blended fuels are increasingly being used around

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Science Careers Virtual Job Fair --- May 4, 2017 --- Online

(Science Magazine)  Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations and learn about positions for

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Crude Volatility: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Oil and Gas Price Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways and market access – what about market pricing? Specifically, the price of the incumbent that’s oil and gas. That was the subject

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Petrobras Opposes Brazil Plan to Boost Biofuels after Selloff

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters/NASDAQ) Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA has expressed strong opposition to a government-led program to increase the use of biofuels following its recent decision to completely withdraw from the sector. In a document the energy ministry posted

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One Step Forward

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  ... I can tell you firsthand that for the first time in four years, both House and Senate staff are pushing all stakeholders to come to the table to discuss RFS reform. In a

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Malaysia, Indonesia to Counter EU Decision to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

(The Star)  Malaysia and Indonesia will send a joint mission to Europe next month to counter the European Union (EU) resolution which proposed to curb the use of oil palm-based biofuel by 2020. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mah Siew

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Making Oil from Algae: Towards More Efficient Biofuels

(Science Daily/Kobe University)  The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels, they say. The findings were published on April 4 in Scientific Reports. ... Focusing on

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Grant Application Request for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area DEADLINE: June 28, 2017

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitiating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy,

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National Biodiesel Board Applauds New Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill

(National Biodiesel Board)  Grassley-Cantwell bill would modify the biodiesel tax credit to a production credit  --  Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to

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Proposed Mexico Fuel Rule Seeks More Ethanol Blending

by David Alire Garcia (Reuters) A plan to raise the amount of ethanol that can be blended with motor fuels in Mexico, which could power job growth and lower air pollution, was submitted to the country's energy regulators by an industry

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CCS CEO Identifies Conditions Needed to Achieve Climate Goals

(Center for Climate Strategies)  Tom Peterson, President and CEO of Washington-DC based Center for Climate Strategies, joined an expert panel of thought leaders at a Pace University-sponsored policy colloquium to discuss “Foundations and Principles for a New Era of Environmental

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Increasing Number of Americans Are Willing to Drive Farther, Pay More for Ethanol-Free Fuel

by Ben Wolfgang (The Washington Times)  Ethanol’s rise over the past decade has given birth to an under-the-radar market: Americans who are willing to travel miles out of their way and pay significantly more per gallon for ethanol-free fuel. Like locally

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Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today at the Supreme Court building.  The

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Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey Meets with Trump on Farm Issues

by Bartholomew D. Sullivan (USA TODAY/Des Moines Register)   Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey took the opportunity presented at a White House roundtable with President Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon to talk ethanol and said he got assurances he has the

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Spring Harvested Canola Unlikely to Be Food Quality

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Plenty of canola from the 2016crop remains to be harvested but not much will be food worthy, says an analyst. Derek Squair, president of Agri-Trend Marketing, believes 1.3 million acres are left in fields across

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High Octane Gas Coming — But You'll Pay More for It

by Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)  “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said an industry executive who requested anonymity because his company’s plans are secret. --  Automakers and oil companies are quietly developing

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Argentina to Try to Revive Exports of Biodiesel and Lemons at the Bilateral Meeting between Macri and Trump

(telam.com) The meeting between the presidents will be an opportunity for the country to try to recover the market for agroindustrial exports that are paralyzed. Bilateral trade in 2016 reached US $ 10,472 million, with a favorable balance for the United

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City Donates Land to Lure Kwik Star Project

by Tim Jamison (The Courier) The city is donating land and extending sewer in the Martin Road business park to lure a new biodiesel fuel blending facility. Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve a development agreement with Kwik

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Trial of Seaweed Farm under Way near Oban

by Kevin Keane (BBC Scotland) Trials have begun near Oban to create one of the UK's first seaweed farms. Harvesting of wild seaweed has been taking place for centuries but researchers say there is huge potential to create a farmed industry. Experts say

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Green Energy: University of Iowa, Farmers Partner to Grow Biofuel

by Liora Engel-Smith (Muscatine Journal)  ... The university has been burning the grass, known as Miscanthus, in its power plant to reduce its reliance on coal. At first glance, Miscanthus does not look like much. It begins as ginger-like rhizomes. As

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The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness webinar series, a popular entry has been the session on “butanol and other 4C molecules: prospects and progress”. We looked at a number of companies in depth here, including slides from

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Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Energy Conference — September 11-13, 2017 — Des Moines, IA DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

Top energy experts, trend forecasters, and industry leaders will convene in the heart of renewable energy production to share timely information, best practices, and regulatory overviews. With a thoughtful balance of practical education sessions, profit-focused discussions, and valuable networking opportunities,

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South Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Projects Use Cutting-Edge Science to Feed and Fuel the Future

(Farm Forum)  ... Through Senior Capstone Design projects, the senior engineering students partner with innovators in the ag industry using the latest technology. The experience provides an opportunity to work on projects that will impact agriculture for future generations. The designs and

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Energy Interests Contributed $7 Million+ to Trump's Inauguration

by Yessenia Funes (ColorLines) Since taking office, the president has repealed many regulations impacting the fossil fuel industry. -- ... A smaller number of renewable energy companies contributed. Green Plains Renewable Energy, which specializes in ethanol fuel, gave $1 million and

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Commercializing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be the global leader in the

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RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The award

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Renewable Fuels Standard Is Good for Oregon

by Curtis Martin (Capital Press)  As a rancher, we want to leave the land, air and water a little better for our children.  --  Whether it’s for cattle or crops, farmers and ranchers have been on the forefront of conservation. Many

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Earth Day: Near-Zero Emission Clean Diesel Technology an Environmental & Economic Achievement

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  The following is an Earth Day statement from Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a Washington-based nonprofit association. This year, people in more than 190 countries will commemorate Earth Day and the world's

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BETO Launches Interactive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map, an interactive map depicting all of BETO’s recent projects throughout the United States that

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Planet Forward Correspondents for 2017-18 Application DEADLINE: June 2, 2017

(George Washington University)  Lead the conversation by joining the Planet Forward Correspondents for 2017-18! Correspondents work closely with the Planet Forward team to highlight compelling characters and innovative ideas. Pieces are featured on PlanetForward.org and also may be presented at

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With Air Traffic on the Upswing, Global – and Indian – Interest Picks up in Aviation Biofuels

by Sapna Gopal (The Wire)  Bio-jet fuel is generally two- to seven-times more expensive than conventional fossil-derived jet fuels but can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60-70%.  --  People in this industry are looking for ways to reduce the sector’s carbon

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GUEST COLUMN: Corn Farmers Deserve to Be a Part of Earth Day's Celebrations

by Mike Lefever (The Gazette)  ... Corn producers belong at the table of these discussions and have much to be proud of, in that they - along with the rest of agriculture - are continually meeting the world's demands for more food,

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Zambian Mine in First-of-a-Kind Tailings Dump Site Rehab, Hopes to Eventually Produce Biodiesel

by Mia Breytenbach (Mining Weekly)  Zambia’s largest integrated copper producer, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources, has launched the first project of its kind in Zambia to rehabilitate a mining site. The project, launched earlier this month,

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Brazil Weighs Biofuel Mandates for Fuel Distributors to Cut Emissions

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters/CNBC)  The Brazilian government is evaluating setting biofuel mandates to fuel distributors with the aim of increasing consumption of renewable fuels and cutting carbon emissions, the countrys biofuels director Miguel de Oliveira said on Tuesday. Ethanol and biodiesel

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Optimizing Cyanobacteria for Biofuel Production

(Phys.Org)  Cyanobacteria have attracted significant attention as potential biocatalysts for production of clean energy and green chemicals from sunlight and atmospheric CO2. A recent study investigated effects of altering large cellular complexes called phycobilisomes, which cyanobacteria use to efficiently capture

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Biofuels, Livestock Benefit from Termite Research

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News)  A University of Wisconsin professor says his termite research might help the biofuels, livestock, and paper industries improve lignin processing. Researcher Cameron Currie says breaking down the woody substrate in plants called lignin is challenging

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Changes to Energy Dept. Websites Downplay Renewables as a Replacement for Fossil Fuels

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  The Energy Department is changing its website to cut down on Obama-era language touting renewable energy sources as a climate-friendly replacement for fossil fuels, according to reports from an environmental watchdog group. ... the department’s website now focuses

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The Doughnut Trick: Renewable Fuel from May Day Doughnut Waste Fat

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery are joining forces with their Doughnut Trick campaign. The oil that was used to fry Fazer Bakery's May Day doughnuts will be recycled by refining it to produce

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Letter: Diversify Michigan Energy

by Bruce Dale (Detroit News)  Regarding “Renewable Fuel Standard has failed, April 16,” Prof. Wolfram has failed to do his homework. The corn grown to make ethanol is not the same as sweet corn we eat. Field corn is used for

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Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Vital to Indiana

by Ralph Kauffmann (Kokomo Tribune)  ... So many of these factors can take a big chunk out of my bottom line, and at the same time, so many of these factors are completely out of my control. But the Renewable Fuel

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Judges Give EPA the Side Eye on Waiver Authority

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  EPA got caught in a cross-fire of skepticism at the D.C. Circuit Monday over its use of general waiver authority to lower RFS volumes for 2016, Pro's Eric Wolff reports . The RFS typically defies

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Biofuels Supporters, Opponents Spar During EPA Teleconference

by Michael Schneider (Oil Price Information Service)  Supporters and opponents of biofuels expressed predictably contrasting viewpoints during a teleconference held today by EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). The call was held to solicit input on regulations OAR oversees that could

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Ice Plant to Help Fight Global Warming Effects on Bioenergy Crops

(University of Nevada, Reno/EurekAlert!) ... Biochemist and molecular biologist John Cushman at the University of Nevada, Reno will create a gene atlas for the common ice plant that will help find ways to allow bioenergy feedstocks to better tolerate salinity

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Production of Biofuels in Mozambique Is No Longer Viable Following Drop in Oil Prices

(Macau Hub)  The production of biofuel from Jatropha mollissima “is something to forget,” said Almirante Dima, the deputy national director of Hydrocarbons and Energy at the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique. Dima explained his assertion based on the

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EXCLUSIVE-Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for U.S. Farm Sector

by P.J. Huffstutter and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters/Times of India)  Wet harvest, slow grain sales encourage growth of toxins;  Scope of problem in U.S. grain supply not yet known  --  A fungus that causes "vomitoxin" has been found in some U.S. corn

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the critical research needs of this

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COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are seeking to use CO2 to make industrial materials, fuels or chemicals — displacing the need to use oil or gas

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UK’s ‘Biggest’ Anaerobic Digestion Plant Blocked by Protests

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s biggest anaerobic digestion plant have been put on hold following a series of protests and campaigns against it. FD Bird & Sons wants to build an anaerobic digestion plant near Beverley in East Yorkshire.

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NexSteppe Signs Partnership to Commercialize Embrapa Biomass Sorghum

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced a new partnership today with Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.  The partnership will focus on commercializing a promising high biomass sorghum

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Opportunities to Transition Ethanol Facilities to Biochemical Refineries

by Daniel A. Lane and Joel A. Stone (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... As the market for gasoline grew, a shortage soon developed for the lighter fractions of crude oil. This shortage led to the development of the catalytic cracker, which breaks

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Leftovers on Restaurant Diners’ Plates Will Be Turned into Compost, Biofuel

by Cathy Locke (Sacramento Bee) Food left on diners’ plates that goes back to restaurant kitchens in Sacramento County will go into the compost bin instead of landfills. Sacramento County officials teamed with Sacramento restaurateurs Bobbin and Patrick Mulvaney on Thursday to

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Bill Would Take Iowa Backwards on Biofuels

by Dawn Carlson (Des Moines Register/Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa)  ...Unfortunately, our state Legislature is considering legislation that would take us backwards. Fuel retailers across the state have made substantial investments in offering and promoting the sale of biofuels.

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NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

(National Biodiesel Board)  Americans for Clean Energy, et al., v. Environmental Protection Agency  --  Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for

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Essential Science: Making More Efficient Biofuels

by Tim Sandle (Digital Journal) Are biofuels the answer to the world’s energy needs or do the problems, including diverting food crops for fuel, carry an unnecessary level of social and economic problems? If biofuels are the answer, how

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Biodiesel Sunflower Power Hits a Speed Bump

by Brian Perry (Maui News)  Photogenic crop attracts more attention than area can safely handle  --  “No Trespassing” signs have been posted around Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ experimental crop of sunflowers on 14 acres near the intersection of Honoapiilani and Kuihelani

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Children Helping UAE Biofuels Industry

(Biofuels International)   Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative. The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils of all ages, from kindergarten

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Plymouth Drivers Choose E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion at the Holiday station on County Road 24 in Plymouth. From 12 pm – 1 pm, MBA

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Science Draws a Crowd

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  ... Hundreds of thousands of people across the country (and internationally) gathered on Earth Day for the March for Science, defending the role of science in policy-making and protesting the Trump administration's inaction on climate change

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Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn's GHG emissions profile  --  ... Fuels that help automakers achieve efficiency standards are going to be important. California and the

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Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Is the growth in shale oil production a potential boost for ethanol? The theory goes that because the light crude produced from fracked shale produces lower-octane gasoline, greater oil production from shale will translate

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DCO Extraction Optimization Adapts to Changing Properties of Stillage

by Jennifer Aurandt (Valicor/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Centrifugal separation of corn oil from stillage is the accepted method for distillers corn oil (DCO) recovery throughout the ethanol industry. While plant operating parameters influence a plant’s oil yield and performance, the efficiency is

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Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals.  --  The future of ethanol for intermediate chemical production can be

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Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ePURE's secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization's discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels.   --  Despite agreeing to ambitious climate and energy goals that require 18 to

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Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a trade mission Mexico to learn about their agricultural industry and

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Ethanol and Earth Day

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more

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Ethanol Consumption Shatters Blend Wall in 2016

by Ben Neulle (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Gasoline consumed in the United States in 2016 contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average for the first time ever. This is according to an analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. Rachel

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Look for Renewable Fuel Options When You Fill up the Gas Tank

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Growing up on a farm near Shenandoah, using ethanol and biodiesel was a no-brainer. It was simply the right thing to do to support our local economy and environment. ... A simple comparison

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Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast--Oil Refiners and Renewable Fuels in the Trump Era

by Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon (Platts)  Have refiners' hopes for a quick rollback of the US biofuel mandate by the Trump administration fizzled out? The industry judged two early appointments as signs of the president's willingness to reform the Renewable

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RFA Tells EPA to Keep RFS on Track

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter today to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on track in 2018. “The ethanol industry was highly encouraged by your commitment to

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Electromobility - Further Development of Fuels for Use in Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

(UFOP (Google Translation))  The cars of the future are also supposed to drive electrically. Today, the share of hybrid vehicles with an electric and an internal combustion engine (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, PHEV) is increasing. This has an effect on

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Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 20, 2017) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program – which has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and

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US Wood Pellet Exports Are Sustainable, Despite Growth: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Tennessee, officials at Oak Ridge released a report on an ongoing debate about costs and benefits of wood-pellet based bioenergy production in the southeastern United States (SE US) requires an understanding of the science

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the critical research needs of this

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Global Bioenergies' First Success in Scaling up the Isobutene Process in the Leuna Demo Plant

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies today announces that it has succeeded in producing Isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000 litre fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in

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Air Canada Takes off with Biofuels Tests

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Air Canada just revealed its participation in the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project, a research project led by the National Research Council of Canada to test the environmental benefits

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Virent Aspirant: A New CEO, and Revving towards Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Wisconsin we have huge news from Virent, which has appointed one of Shell New Energies’ gurus, Stacey Orlandi, as Virent CEO, succeeding Lee Edwards who is headed into retirement after a distinguished 8-year run. Most recently,

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Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble

by Eric Wesoff (GreenTechMedia)  Entrepreneurs can have tunnel vision. VC herd mentality doesn’t produce results. Physics and thermodynamics are fairly important in energy applications.  --  ...  Today, the few surviving algae companies have had no choice but to adopt new

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Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

by Amelia Templeton  (OPB FM) For years, the sewage flushed away by Portland households has decomposed into methane gas captured by the city’s wastewater plant and turned into energy and electricity. Now, the city’s wastewater agency, the Bureau of Environmental Services, has a

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Energy Cane in GAF Talks: "Agriculture of the Future: New Ways of Technology"

Laís F. Thomaz*  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The GAF Talk was held last month, in Sao Paulo, to present some agriculture trends and to promote a debate on the new technologies that will surely be on the agenda of the 2018

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US VP Pence Celebrates Greenbelt Resources and Jababeka Infrastruktur Waste-to-Resources Project MOU Signing

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  JababECO is the first U.S.-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project  --  United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Jakarta today, including between Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC:

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Novel Technology to Be Used in Search for Disease-Free Seaweed

(The Fish Site)  A hi-tech piece of lab equipment that could be used for the first time to help breed disease-resistant algae for the seaweed-growing industry has been delivered to the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) this week. Representatives from

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Center for Climate Strategies Builds Economic Transition Modeling Capacity in Cameroon

(Center for Climate Strategies)  As a part of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (ALEDS) project, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is supporting local self-determination and global integration by providing training, capacity building, and technical assistance to the government

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Vertimass to Present at U.S. Department of Energy's Annual Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) Conference

(Vertimass, LLC)  One of four advanced biofuels and bioproducts technology companies invited to present  --  Vertimass LLC is proud to announce that it is one of four companies selected to present at the "Pitch for a Green Future" session at

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TerraVia in the Wilderness Years

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Algae Butter can reduce saturated fat by up to 50 percent in most applications. ... While butter doesn’t exactly rival gasoline as a market — it’s pretty substantial, when you get down to it. The global market

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National Black Farmers Association Scholarships Application DEADLINE: April 28, 2017

(National Black Farmers Association)  Scholarship Program With the National Black Farmers Association Supports African American Farmers  --  FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist African American farmers, their dependent children and other African American students

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face Obstacle - Few Fueling Stations

by Dee-Ann Durbin (Associated Press)  Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads — but only if more stations are built to fuel them. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai have leased a few hundred

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Study Shows Economic Impact Of Ethanol & Biodiesel Production

(KIWARadio.com)  Northwest Iowa — With two ethanol plants within 18 miles of Sheldon, this area is one of the leading ethanol producing regions of the state. Now, a study has found that record ethanol and biodiesel production in Iowa in 2016

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Ethanol Report on Earth Day

by Lizzy Schultz (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more

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Sundstop Fuel Retail Station in Clarence, IA Offers City's First E15 Site

(Biofuels Journal)  When E10 first hit the market, Clarence, Iowa was one of five towns to introduce the new fuel at a local gas station. Nearly 40 years later, that same town is getting its first E15 refueling site. Sundstop, located at

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Potential Biofuel Feedstocks and Production in Zambia

by Paul C. Samboko, Mitelo Subakanya, Cliff Dlamini  (United Nations University-WIDER)  The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned blending mandates. However, land constraints

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Global Advanced Biofuel Market Set to Showcase a CAGR of 44% Through 2021: Technavio

(Technavio/Yahoo! Finance)  Technavio analysts forecast the global advanced biofuel market to grow to USD 44.6 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of close 44% over the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study by Technavio on the global

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She Found a Way to Make Plastic Waste Useful

by Chandana Banerjee (Christian Science Monitor)  In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Multiply that by 365, and you have more than 6

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A Global BioFuture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Developing Biobased Projects around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering market access, and technology development, but what about accessing markets in emerging economies and around the world where feedstock is abundant, policymakers are motivated, but other risks and constraints apply that can be

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Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and provide the necessary capital to

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Oregon Senate Backs Woody Biomass as 'Green Energy'

(KTVZ.com)  Bill sponsored by Sens. Tim Knopp, Ted Ferrioli  --  Oregon Senate Republicans say adding woody biomass as a recognized source of green energy technologies will help reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in rural Oregon. The proposal, Senate Bill

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TerraTech on VoiceAmerica Wednesdays at 6AM Pacific Time

TerraTech highlights new and sustainable products, companies and cutting-edge advances in the lab that are changing the way people dress, eat, drink, drive, build, package, protect, monitor, maintain and get well. Each week, TerraTech features segments on game-changing innovators and

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Government Mind Games are Driving Investors Away from Biofuel & Other Bio-Based Projects

by Colin Ley (AgFunder News)  The closer you get to the commercialization of a development, the harder it becomes to raise capital, and recent government activities around the world are not making life easier for innovators, speakers at the World

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St Paul Drivers Win With E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today (April 13, 2017) to reward drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded Plus) during an hour-long promotion at Highland Service Minnoco. During the promotion from 2:30 pm

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U.S. to Launch Probe into Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel Imports

by Eric Walsh and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters)  The United States said on Thursday it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidization. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a preliminary

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Increased Ethanol Exports Needed to Absorb Production Increase

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol exports will need to exceed last year’s level to compensate for slow-growing domestic consumption in the face of growing ethanol production, concludes ag economist S. Patricia Batres-Marquez, in a recent data analysis from the University of

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Guest View: Corn Is for Food, Not Fuel

by Stanford L. Levin (The Southern)  ...  If corn were used for food instead of for ethanol, two beneficial things would happen. First, we would create more high-paying jobs in the oil and gas industry as demand increased and output

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EPA Head: Obama Created False Choice 'Between Jobs and the Environment'

by Olivia Beavers (The Hill)  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday that Americans don't have to pick between jobs and the environment, accusing the Obama administration of making people believe they had to choose. ... “Two weeks ago we

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Research Focus: Improving the Conversion Process for Sorghum Bagasse Biomass

by Abdul-Sattar Nizami (King Abdulaziz University, Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES)) (RenewableEnergyFocus.com)  The conservation of biomass is essential for ensuring a continuous and quality supply of feedstock for biofuel facilities around the year. However, the conservation of biomass

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ACE Outlines Ethanol Priorities to EPA on Regulatory Reform Agenda

(KTIC Radio) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be

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Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Nexant principal Ron Cascone joined us for a March Madness webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics. Here below are his illuminating slides presented on the day.  READ MORE

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Syngenta Touts Potential for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Developments in cellulosic ethanol technology are creating opportunities for American ethanol producers. Miloud Araba, head of Enogen® technical services at Syngenta, says cellulosic innovation could enable dry grind ethanol producers to meet the increasing Renewable Fuel Standard

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Applications Being Accepted: Ph.D. Program in Bioenergy by the Three State Universities in São Paulo (USP, UNICAMP and UNESP) DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

(USP, UNICAMP and UNESP) Applications for the Ph.D. program in Bioenergy, jointly offered by the three state universities in São Paulo  (USP, UNICAMP and UNESP), will be open from April 7 to May 31, 2017, for candidates starting their Ph.D. programs in August

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A True Superhero, Ethanol Fights for Good

by Dirck Steimel (Iowa Farm Bureau)  ... Ethanol has all the elements of a superhero. Like most good superhero stories, ethanol has humble origins. Farmers in Iowa and other states built the first distilleries a few decades back to build an alternative

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Global Automotive Biofuels Market by 2021 Expected to Grow at a CAGR 8.37%: Foremost Manufacturers, Drivers, Trends, Challenges, Forecast & Analysis by Types and Applications

by Mangesh Kanase (SatPRNews)  The Automotive Biofuels Market report provides an in-depth analysis with current and future trends to clarify the forthcoming investment in the market. Global Automotive Biofuels market report shares information regarding key drivers, challenges and trends with

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An Alternative View of Biodiesel Production Profits: The Role of Retroactively Reinstated Blender Tax Credits

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois) Previous farmdoc daily articles (e.g. January 28, 2015; February 11, 2016; March 1, 2017) have documented a "feast or famine" pattern in production profitability of the U.S. biodiesel production industry. The feast or

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Use of Renewable Fuel by All Ground Transit Sought by 2045

by Kathryn Mykleseth (Honolulu Star Advertiser)  A key Senate committee passed a bill Monday that sets a goal of having all ground transportation in Hawaii run on renewable fuel by 2045. The Senate Committee on Ways and Means passed HB 1580, which

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D3Max Pilot Test Results at ACE Ethanol Exceed Expectations

(BBI International/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This February, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. Installed at ACE Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin, the testing of the patented D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process

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Automakers Hope to Reach U.S. Deal on 2025 Vehicle Emissions

by David Shepardson (Reuters) A trade group for automakers said on Tuesday it hopes to reach a deal with California and the Trump administration over vehicle fuel efficiency standards. Mitch Bainwol, chief executive of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group

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EPA Seeks Public Input on Trump's Regulatory Reform Agenda DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is searching for Obama-era regulations to repeal. The EPA’s regulatory reform task force, established by President Trump’s Feb. 24 executive order, is seeking public input on which rules to roll back,

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Tar Sands/Oil Sands Carbon Footprint Underestiated by Nearly 25%

by Lisa Song (The Energy Mix)  In a finding that should resonate strongly for Canadian decision-makers charged with meeting the country’s climate targets, new research reveals that the carbon footprint of a litre of synthetic crude extracted from tar sands/oil

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ICGEB Scientists Identify Key Enzyme for Biofuel Production in Fungal Gene

(Biospectrum)  The new fungal source Penicillium funiculosum could be a strong alternative in the industrial enzyme repertoire for biofuel production  --  Scientists at New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have peered into a fungal gene to

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SabrTech to Launch Portable Algae-Growing System Soon

by Ola Wietecha (Undercurrent News)  Nova Scotia-based SabrTech -- which spent years designing an easy-to-transport algae-growing system called RiverBox -- is planning to launch its product shortly, which the company says will revolutionize algae production. SabrTech spent about two years developing its RiverBox system, which

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In Fulton, a Malt House Is Ready to Open -- in an Ethanol Plant

by Payne Horning (WRVO)  Nearly 20 years after the Miller Brewing Plant in Fulton closed its doors, a new craft malt house is opening in the same factory. The 1886 Malt House is setting up shop in what is now the

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Lignocellulosic Biomass Deconstruction

Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Cheap, plentiful lignocellulosic biomass (LCB), consisting of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, is deconstructed to release useful chemical intermediates in the bioeconomy. These include glucose from cellulose, glucose and other sugars from hemicellulose,

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