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

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April 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Market Barriers and Opportunities Workshop — June 6-7, 2017 — Berkeley, CA

  Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams:  Market Barriers and Opportunities Workshop    —   June 6-7, 2017   —   Berkeley, CA

On June 6–7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will sponsor a workshop to advance the understanding of current market barriers and opportunities for increasing the

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

2017 RNG Summit Industry, Policy & Regulatory Forum — May 22, 2017 — Washington, DC

  2017 RNG Summit Industry, Policy & Regulatory Forum   —   May 22, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join us for the 2017 RNG Summit Industry, Policy & Regulatory Forum, organized by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) and the American Biogas Council (ABC), in collaboration

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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.

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Carbon 2017 — December 4-5, 2017 — London, UK

  Aviation Carbon 2017   —   December 4-5, 2017  —   London, UK

Aviation Carbon 2017  will take place on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December 2017 at London Heathrow Airport! Our venue will be the Heathrow Marriot Hotel where we held our previous two

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Crop Residues for Advanced Biofuels Workshop — August 15-17, 2017 — Sacramento, CA

  Crop Residues for Advanced Biofuels Workshop   —   August 15-17, 2017   —   Sacramento, CA

Significant scientific uncertainty exists about crop residue removal and potential effects on soil carbon. Advanced biofuels and bioproducts are being made from crop residues in the US and elsewhere; however,

April 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 27, 2017 Read Full Article

KiOR – In Hindsight

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (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

April 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Workshop on Moving beyond Drop-In Replacements: Performance Advantaged Biobased Chemicals — June 1, 2017 — Denver, CO

  Workshop on Moving beyond Drop-In Replacements: Performance Advantaged Biobased Chemicals   —   June 1, 2017   —   Denver, CO

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In 2004, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a report1  listing the most promising chemicals that could be produced from biomass. This report has served

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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.

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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)

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Petrobras Opposes Brazil Plan to Boost Biofuels after Selloff

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters/NASDAQ) Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA <PETR4.SA> has expressed strong opposition to a government-led program to increase the use of biofuels following its recent decision to completely

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biobased and Renewable Chemical Conference — May 10-11, 2017 — Wilmington, DE

  Biobased and Renewable Chemical Conference   —  May 10-11, 2017    —   Wilmington, DE

The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) and ACS GCI Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable (BTLR) are collaborating to offer a new biobased conference this May 10-11, 2017 at the Rockwood Park

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

  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

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Energy Conference — September 11-13, 2017 — Des Moines, IA

  Energy Conference   —   September 11-13, 2017   —   Des Moines, IA

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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. — …

April 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop — May 23-24, 2017 — Orlando, FL

  U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop   —   May 23-24, 2017   —   Orlando, FL

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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.

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Diversify Michigan Energy

by Bruce Dale (Detroit News)  Regarding “Renewable Fuel Standard has failed, April 16,” Prof. Wolfram has failed to do his

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Live Europe 2017 — May 31-June 1, 2017 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Bio-Based Live Europe 2017   —   May 31-June 1, 2017   —   Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The meeting place for Bio-Based World’s global community, Bio-Based Live connects attendees hoping to incorporate bio and green strategies into

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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)

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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.

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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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

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 21, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

TerraVia in the Wilderness Years

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Algae Butter can reduce saturated fat by up to 50 percent in most applications. …

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Keystone Farm Show — January 9-11, 2018 — York, PA

  Keystone Farm Show   —   January 9-11, 2018   —   York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum — November 7-9, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

  F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum   —   November 7-9, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

The global meeting place for the ethanol and biofuels community. You’ll be alongside 500+ international executives with a stake in this

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Africa — September 19-21, 2017 — Nairobi, Kenya

  F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Africa   —   September 19-21, 2017   —   Nairobi, Kenya

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Africa brings together biofuel and ethanol producers, traders, sugar millers, technology companies, shipping and logistics

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

TerraTech on VoiceAmerica Wednesdays at 6AM Pacific Time

  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,

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

World Sugar Expo 2017 — October 11-12, 2017 — Bangkok, Thailand

  World Sugar Expo 2017   — October 11-12, 2017   —  Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2017, Thailand held every year is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Plant Based Summit — April 25-27, 2017 — Lille, France

  Plant Based Summit   —   April 25-27, 2017   —   Lille, France

In April 2017, Plant Based Summit will launch its 4th edition in Lille, with an even sharpened positioning on the

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RWM — September 12-14, 2017 — Birmingham, UK

  RWM   —   September 12-14, 2017   —   Birmingham, UK

RWM is the leading community for the Waste, Energy, Recycling and Water sectors to network, learn and trade. With over

April 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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