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Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to Meet June 9 on B20 Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move the state’s biodiesel mandate from 10 to 20 percent on

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Clean Energy RNG for Republic Services

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Using Redeem Brand Renewable Natural Gas in 20 States; Waste Hauler Will Triple Its Use of the Biomethane Product  --  Republic Services is tripling its use of Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas from Clean Energy

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Clean Energy RNG for LA Metro Buses

(Fleets & Fuels)  Contract Kicks Off with a One-Year Pilot; Could Lead to RNG Supply for 2,200 Buses with Estimated Annual Use of 38 Million GGEs Clean Energy Fuels has an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide

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Clariant Cellulosic Ethanol Donation Lets 1,000 Malagasy Families Cook Safer and Cleaner

(Project Gaia)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the leading providers globally of cellulosic ethanol production technology, and Project Gaia, a non-profit promoting the use of alcohol fuels (ethanol and methanol) for household energy, announced the

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UW–Madison Partners with Bonduel School District on Innovative Science Education

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!” And Lisa Sorlie, enthusiastic advocate of innovative classroom science, would

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Scholarships Available for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2017 — St. Paul, MN

We are excited to be able to offer scholarships to attend Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 26-29, 2017. We are able to offer this scholarship due to the

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Neutral Fuels Unveils ‘World’s First’ Commercialised Enzymatic Biofuel

(Biofuels International)  Neutral Fuels, a biodiesel producer based in the UAE, has become the first company in the world to commercialise an enzymatic biofuel. For six years Neutral Fuels has been producing biodiesel using cooking oil, supplying high profile clients such

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Researchers Develop High-Oleic Safflower Strain

by Mary Hernandez (Olive Oil Times)  Researchers from Hyderabad's Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Institute of Oilseeds Research have cultivated three non-genetically modified varieties of safflowers with an oleic content comparable to olive oil.  --  ... India is currently the

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PLV Alum Awarded Fulbright for Plant Research

by Rachel George (Papillion Times)  ... Jason Thomas, currently a doctoral student of plant biological sciences at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will join a research group at the Plant Reproduction and Development laboratory at the École Normale Supérieure in

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Colombia Eyes Higher Ethanol Blends in Gasoline

(Your Renewable News)  The start-up of commercial operations at Colombia’s largest ethanol plant will allow the blend of the biofuel in gasoline to be raised to 10% by year-end, senior official at biofuels federation Fedebiocombustibles told NewsBase Intelligence (NBI). Existing ethanol

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Trump Could Make Everyone Happy by Raising this Tax

by Hugh Hewitt  (The Washington Post)  ... One obvious answer is to raise the existing federal levy that makes the most sense to the most voters: the federal gas tax. Currently less than 19 cents a gallon (higher on diesel) and stuck there

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"... We believe that the agricultural potential of the world is virtually untapped. The world is beginning to learn that we need to return to the sun, the soil and the seed.”   POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin

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Mexican Researchers Study Bio-Diesel Use in Cowichan Valley

by Amy Smart (Times Colonist)  ... Five researchers from the Ibero-American University are spending the month of May in Duncan studying the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op, in partnership with Vancouver Island University. The group is interested in understanding what motivates someone to

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NYC Investigators Raid Brooklyn Offices of Heating Oil Giant in Fraud Probe

by Greg B. Smith (New York Daily News)  City investigators looking into fraud in the heating oil industry raided one of the biggest players in town Thursday, seizing computers and boxes of documents. The city Business Integrity Commission, which has targeted

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Natural Alternatives to Rubber: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Novel, US-Based Rubber-Producing Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US can support rubber/energy crops the size of corn or soybean with hundreds of thousands of new jobs, says Katrina Cornish of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the need is pressing,

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Anellotech Confidential: Pilot Running, New Mystery Investor as Catpyro Begins to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...  Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process is designed to produce cost-competitive renewable aromatic (BTX) chemicals (benzene, toluene and xylenes) from non-food biomass for use in making plastics such as polyester, nylon, polycarbonate, polystyrene, or for renewable transportation

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Scientists Finally Crack the Sunflower’s Genetic Code

by Katie Horowitz (Mental Floss)  Take that, sunflowers. The convoluted genetic code that has thwarted scientists for so long has finally been cracked. Scientists published their findings in the journal Nature. ... Previous attempts to dissect the full sunflower genome have all been

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POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin to Receive 2017 BIO George Washington Carver Award

(Business Wire/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  Broin to accept award and deliver remarks at 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  --  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin will receive the 10th annual

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IRFA: Kwik Star Aggressively Rolls out E15 Locations in Iowa

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kwik Star has recently added E15 to 17 of its Iowa locations, securing its position as the 2nd largest retailer of E15 in Iowa. Iowa now has 121 E15 fueling locations. This is only the beginning

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Science Coaches: The Application for the 2017-18 School Year Is Now Open

(American Chemical Society)  Science Coaches is a joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States. The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT

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Owning The Ethanol Exec Role

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One year into her role as Guardian Energy CEO, Jeanne McCaherty has tapped into her previous experience at Cargill and the unique make-up of the ethanol industry.  --  It’s hard to believe that Jeanne

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The Future Fuel Europe Already Has in the Tank

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  Renewable ethanol does more than just decarbonize transport. It also boosts engine efficiency and helps improve air quality.  --  The European Commission has just told the Belgian government that it needs to do a better job

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Leading Economists Conclude A Strong Carbon Price Is Vital To Meeting Global Climate Goals

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)   Leading economists have concluded that in an effort to meet the world’s agreed-upon climate goals in the most cost-effective way possible while still fostering growth, countries must set a strong carbon price, with an

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ABC in Gothenburg Summed up the Situation for New Biofuels

(Svebio)  "We are a young industry that need security and stable conditions to be able to invest. We need guaranteed markets for our products. The industry representatives agreed in the panel debate at Svebio’s conference, the International Advanced Biofuels Conference,

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UPM Biofuels Gains the World's First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams

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Fungi the Key to Efficient Biomass Breakdown and Cheap Biofuels?

(Biofuels International)   ...   A team from the University of California, Santa Barbara are focusing their research on the estimated 1.5 million species of fungi on earth which can collectively break down almost any substance. In an article published in Nature

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US Biofuels Producer REG Opens Centre in Amsterdam

(Biofuels International)  US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the company’s operations centre in Amsterdam. The team in Amsterdam will support the company’s international operations and work closely with the

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Triple Play Boosting Value of Renewable Fuel Could Tip Market in Favor of Biomass

by Silke Schmidt (University of Wisconsin-Madison News)   Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that

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DOE Seeking Candidates for Biomass Research Advisory Committee

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee). Deadline for Technical

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The Resources for Scale-up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi Slide Guide to Passmore Group’s View on Sustainable Project Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Passmore Group? It’s like global advanced technology wrapped up inside a maple leaf. There’s hardly a technology wave that’s in any way sustainable or renewable that Jeff Passmore et al have not played a Canadian

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Algae at Scale: Qualitas Health Triples Algae Farm Acreage for Omega-3 Now, Protein Soon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think beyond nanotechnology. It’s Nanno Technology, as Qualitas’ nannochloropsis strain gets deployed in New Mexico at the old Green Crude Farm (now Green Stream Farms), as well as in Texas. In Texas, Qualitas Health unveiled a

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Below50 Webinar Debuts: How to Grow Sustainable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the BElow50 partnership debuted a webinar on  “how you can grow the market for the world’s must sustainable fuels.” The ground-breaking below50 platform brings together companies and organizations who commit to growing the

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Roll-Out of Smaller-Scale GTL: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years and some $300 million in investment, Velocys technology is headed for

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Self-Imposed Industry Barriers

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association is working to facilitate the rapid adoption of E15 by consumers as the new regular fuel across Minnesota. Given MBA’s work, we often engage with the many minutiae that

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USDA Rural Development's Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program Is Now Open for Applications DEADLINE: July 25, 2017

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Qualified intermediary organizations receiving RCDI grants will provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities or economic development projects to strengthen the rural economy. Eligible recipients

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Presentations from BETO’s 2017 Project Peer Review Now Online

On March 6–9, 2017, BETO hosted its biennial Project Peer Review in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately 192 projects in BETO’s research and development (R&D) portfolio were presented to the public and a panel of external subject matter experts.

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The 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is… “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae”!

(U.S. Department of Energy)The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge on May 4 during a special awards ceremony. The winning infographic, titled “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae,” was created by two students from Normal

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BETO Announces Third Round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is proud to announce five businesses that will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot! The

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CALL FOR PAPERS: RENExpo BiH --- November 8-9, 2017 --- Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

Fourth International Trade Fair and Conferences on Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina RENEXPO® BiH is the most important platform for gathering investors, decision makers, representatives of ministries and municipal authorities, as well as business leaders in renewable energy,

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Larsen Arm LTHE Inks Pact with ICT to Build Ethanol Plants

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has signed an agreement with Institute of Chemical Technology to build ethanol plants based on indigenous technology. "Today, India is producing about 3 per cent bioethanol blending with ethanol derived from molasses, which

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Ethanol Activities in South Korea, Vietnam Highlight Importance of Policy’s Role In Trade

(U.S. Grains Council)  Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not only provide insights on ethanol policy development with a role

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Ohio Ethanol Tour Highlights Efforts to Break the Blend Wall

by Matt Reese  (Ohio's Country Journal)  ... This summer, Ohio’s corn farmers and their checkoff are chipping away at the ethanol blend wall in the state by highlighting opportunities to buy higher ethanol blends at fueling stations on the 2017 Ohio

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American Drivers Surpass 1 Billion Miles on E15

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American consumers have helped E15—a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline—reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across

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Research Focuses on Reclaiming Strip-Mine Sites for Biofuel Crop Production

by Amy Duke (Pennsylvania State University) Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed by the sight of rock-filled piles of dirt and tracts of barren land. Marvin Hall, a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is not

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Aemetis Enters into Multi-Year Biodiesel Supply Agreement with BP

(Aemetis, Inc.)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India has signed a three-year biofuels supply agreement with BP Singapore Pte Limited (BPS), the regional trading arm of BP Plc, which has an expanding biofuels

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Supercritical Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy and Decarbonizing Long-Haul Transport

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, we updated on Steeper Energy, which has been executing on a $3m grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada towards development of a $30M 100 barrel per day demonstration project for the company’s hydrofaction biomass-to-liquids

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10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends — trends of critical importance and that carry the likelihood of having long-lasting impact. Like the fast ripples that presage a fearsome tsunami,

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The Energy 202: Trump Administration Has New Energy Buzzword

by Dino Grandoni (The Washington Post)  In the Trump administration, “energy dominance” has replaced “energy independence” as the go-to phrase for describing the federal government’s broad energy goals -- in President Trump’s case, to promote as much oil, gas and coal

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Calls for Indian Government to Lower Taxes on Biodiesel and Hybrid Cars

(Biofuels International)  Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) rates on cars that run on biodiesel, as well as hybrid vehicles, according to Times of India’s The Economic

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GoodShipping Program Sets Sail in Pursuit of Biofuel Breakthrough

(BusinessGreen)  GoodFuels launches new initiative in bid to scale up nascent shipping biofuel market  --  Dutch biofuels specialist GoodFuels has this week launched a new initiative designed to encourage the wider use of sustainable biofuels across the global shipping industry. The

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GreenField Specialty Alcohols, Inc. Announces Name Change to Greenfield Global, Inc.

(PR Newswire/The Business Journals/GreenField Global) New Name Reflects Strength of Product Lines, Global Reach, and Scale  -- GreenField Specialty Alcohols, Inc., Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced today it has changed its name

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Free Trade Needed to Maximize Biofuels’ Benefit

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... The recent rise of economic populist and protectionist language used in several countries is a troubling sign as it could harm investors’ confidence at a time when the biofuels industry’s future

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Invitation for Nominations to the Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee and Subcommittees --- DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The BOSC is comprised of an Executive Committee and five supporting subcommittees. The subcommittees focus on Office of Research and Development (ORD)'s research programs: Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program; Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program and

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Discovery of an Alga’s ‘Dictionary of Genes’ Could Lead to Advances in Biofuels, Medicine

by Stuart Wolpert (University of California Los Angeles)  Researchers from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco map the genome of C. zofingiensis  --  Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold

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Billionaire Carl Icahn Reaps $60 Million as Trump Adviser

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Southwest Farm Press)  Government work has paid off handsomely for billionaire Carl Icahn.  CVR Energy Inc., his oil refining company, saved about $60 million in the first quarter because of expectations that the federal government will ease

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Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant Opening

by Francesca Brindle (Hydrocarbon Engineering)  Southern Oil has announced that Queensland Premier, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, will officially open the Northern Oil advanced biofuels pilot plant in Gladstone on 1 June 2017. The $18 million project brings together all

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"The Belt and Road Initiative" Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017 released. According to the figures, It was reported that the total trade volume between China and the along countries in

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USDA Bioenergy Programs Gutted in 2018 Trump Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Rural Business Service to shut down; BCAP, REAP, loan guarantees gone; food stamps, crop insurance slashed. Want to understand what USDA is targeting, cutting, growing or eliminating — but don’t have the time to wade through

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Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing in the businesses and technologies

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Let's Not Rush with Diesel

by Seppo Mikkonen (Neste)  According to recent estimates, there will be a stop to diesel-fueled traffic. The resistance to diesel increased before Easter, when Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, predicted that diesel vehicles will “disappear from roads

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Congress: E15 Waiver Hearing Still Coming and First Step on RFS Reform

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  It's not scheduled yet, but Senate EPW Chairman John Barrasso told reporters Wednesday that legislation allow year-round sale of gasoline blends with 15 percent ethanol would still get an EPW markup. "We haven't sent a

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U.S. Researchers Find Better Way to Split Hydrogen from Water

(CleanTech Canada)  In a discovery that could help jump-start the hydrogen economy, a team of physicists at the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can divide water using low-cost materials  --  Hydrogen gas may be an entirely clean-burning

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Includes Cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  President Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president. The proposal

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RFA Launching ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest to Report Prices

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and

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Cultivating Homegrown Energy Solutions

by Rick Santorum (Washington Times/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation) ...  With all the publicity around fracking, it’s easy to assume that America’s own domestic oil production is more than enough to fuel a growing economy. It certainly helps. But

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We Need a Disruption to Grow

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)  ... Urban Air Initiative will be part of a group with diverse perspectives on what can be done to disrupt the establishment in order to access higher blends. These experts will address how

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Tackling Climate Change Will Boost Economic Growth, OECD Says

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration of measures to fight climate change into economic policy will aid economic growth, both in the medium and long term. The

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RELEASE: Taxpayers on the Hook for Billions in Subsidies for Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

(Oil Change International)  Study finds $7 billion per year in direct subsidies and tens of billions in liabilities  --  The U.S. government is providing extensive support for fossil fuel production on public lands and waters offshore, through a combination of

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Rate of EPA Chemical Regulation Ramps Up Since Toxics Law Update

by Pat Rizzuto (Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.)  The Environmental Protection Agency has been regulating more new chemicals since the Toxic Substances Control Act was overhauled than it did before, according to a snapshot of its work over the

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The Inside View: 10 minutes with Aaron Stash, United Airlines

by Bob Langert (GreenBiz) ... Langert: How did United earn the Eco-Friendly Airline of the Year Award from Air Transport World magazine? Stash: Our best-kept secret is that United Airlines is one of the industry’s leaders in sustainable aviation biofuels. We launched

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Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE Feedstocks R&D Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More than 1 billion tons of biomass could be domestically converted into biofuels and products, say DOE. Biomass could displace 25% of U.S. petroleum use annually by 2030, keeping $260 billion in the United States, adding 1.1 million direct jobs, and

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Renewables Nuked; Nukes Renewed: Bioenergy Slashed 69% as US DOE Budget Gets Detail; The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide to the DOE Budget

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy submitted a request for a $1.433B cut, or 69.3 percent to the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy annual budget, and targeted a $168.4M cut in the budget for

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Canadian Ag Company Scores Landmark Food Security Deal with Uruguay

(Canadian Newswire/Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.)  Today, Canadian based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. signed a new partnership with the country of Uruguay introducing a new, renewable, low carbon cash-crop for farmers. The deal gives the Quebec-based company the opportunity to grow its business outside

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NexSteppe Launches Metano Alto to Catalyze New Growth in Biogas Markets

(NexSteppe Inc.)  NexSteppe Inc., a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today the world wide launch of a new product line: Metano Alto.  Metano Alto Industrial Sorghums are bred to deliver

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IRFA: Decorah Home to Iowa’s 104th E15 Station

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When Decorah residents fuel up at the local Decorah Mart, they now have the opportunity to choose high-performance, earth-friendly E15. “E15 and E85 are growing in popularity in Iowa and we want our customers to

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USGC: KFC Malaysia Testing US DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Malaysia is one of the highest chicken-consuming nations in the world per capita. However, more than 60 percent of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that chicken—including that produced by KFC Malaysia—must comply with Halal dietary

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Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  --  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road

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USGC, NCGA Weigh in on Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Trump Administration has announced plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In response, U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association are speaking out to remind the administration how important NAFTA

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How Gold Can Recycle Biofuel Waste into Useful Additive

(Phys.Org/Tomsk Polytechnic University)  Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production. The

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China Ethanol Exports Jump as Beijing Boosts Local Output

by Dominique Patton and Josephine Mason (Reuters) China's ethanol exports soared in April from the same month the year before and imports slowed to a trickle, the latest sign that Beijing's drive to ramp up local output is upending trade flows

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Ex-Pence Chief of Staff Signs up for Biofuels Group

by Kevin Bogardus (E&E News) Biofuels advocacy group Fuels America has bolstered its K Street team in bringing on a former senior aide to Vice President Mike Pence. Lobbying disclosure records released by the Senate last week show the group has hired Bill

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Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  ... As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better flying practices. Now it helped form and lead the Sustainable

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Hope Glimmers in the Garbage for Advanced Biofuels

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  In May 2016, investigators from the Government Accountability Office assembled a panel of 19 experts in Washington to explore what had happened to a program to develop a commercial market for advanced biofuels. It had been

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Ethanol and Biodiesel Boost Bottom Line for Farmers

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  ... Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board said, “You're talking about 1,300 direct employ jobs across the state, across rural Nebraska, that's key. Having those jobs and tax base there.” ... “It's building because of

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In a Crowded Renewable Energy Market, Does Biofuel Have the Same Appeal It Used to Have?

by Vincent Diringer (Cosmic Novo)  Biofuels have been at the centre of a multitude of discussions within the energy sector over the years. Although it has been researched for almost as long as we’ve had vehicles capable of locomotion, biofuels have

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Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over 1 million homes; Ian Morrish of Viridor appointed group’s Chair In response to demand from its members, the REA has set

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ADBA Comments on Election Manifestos

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties. Conservative Manifesto Commenting on the Conservative Party’s

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New Insights into 3rd Method of Microbial Energy Production

(Bioenergy Insight)  Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the workings of the ‘third’ method of microbial production, known as ‘flavin-based electron bifurcation’ (FBEB). Their findings could be hugely significant for the world of microbial energy and biofuels. The discovery of

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SkyNRG and AEG Fuels Complete Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft Demo Fleet’s Flights to EBACE

(Bombardier)  First delivery of biofuels completed by AEG Fuels; Flights demonstrate companies’ shared commitment to sustainability  --  SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in

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Peters, Alexander & Stabenow Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act Bipartisan Bill Boosts R&D for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

(Office of Senator Gary Peters)  U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing the bipartisan Vehicle Innovation Act to encourage investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety

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City Of Hollywood Becomes South Florida's First Green Municipal Fleet With E85 Biofuel

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Switch to Ethanol to Save City Money, Reduce Pollution, and Maintain Fuel Delivery During Hurricanes -- Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) today announced the completion of a project to enable the City of Hollywood to run all Flex

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Adamawa Govt. to Partner NNPC on Biofuel Project – Commissioner

(Daily Trust)  Adamawa Government is to partner with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) on the Mayine Sugar Investment project for the production of biofuel and ethanol. The State Commissioner for Commerce, Alhaji Umar Daware, made this known in an interview

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New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new £17m double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ bus fleet. NCT’s new fleet will

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Mexican Biodiesel Producer Growing Thanks to Higher Fossil Prices but Margins Thin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, Smart Recycling has boosted its UCO biodiesel production 150% since January to more than 400 gallons per day thanks to the national oil company Pemex boosting fuel prices 20% around the same time,

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Protein, Pathway Design: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Arzeda

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arzeda’s proprietary technology combines targeted computational enzyme design and protein optimization with state-of-the-art metabolic bioengineering to create entirely novel designer cell factories capable of industry-scale chemical production. CEO Alex Zanghellini gave this illuminating overview of Arzeda’s breakthrough technology at ABLC 2017 in

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Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon, and biofuels — and here’s another highly useful chart from the University of Illinois that looks at ethanol as a

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Innova Announces $31M Close of Ag Innovation Fund IV

(Innova) Memphis-based Venture Capital Firm Innova Announces Close of Ag Innovation Fund IV to Support AgTech Startup Activity --  Innova Memphis, an early-stage venture capital firm, has announced the close of its latest fund, Innova Ag Innovation Fund IV. As part

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Industry and Farmers See Biofuels as a Crucial Market ‘Outside CAP’

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (ERUACTIV)  Farmers see biofuels as a crucial source of income but investors clashed with NGOs at an event organised by EURACTIV last week (12 May), over the European Commission’s post-2020 biofuels proposal and the realities of its

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Second-Generation Biofuels Show Environmental Sustainability Benefits

(Univeristy of Pittsburg/R&D Magazine)  Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol's ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the studies have suggested that after a full life cycle assessment--meaning

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Japanese Biotech Euglena Hopes to Flourish Overseas

by Akiyo Yasuda (Nikkei Asia Review)  Producer of algae-based products looks to China, Southeast Asia to drive growth  --  Tokyo-based euglena, a biotech venture formed by the University of Tokyo is expanding overseas operations. The producer of algae-based products started selling

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Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production.  --  The number to beat to be named an efficient ethanol

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EPA Can Improve Its Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 Ways: BIO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation of RFS,” and noted six key improvements. issue its annual Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the RFS on time; interpret

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“Rapeseed the Power Plant”, Says UFOP

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP said EU power plants should consider using more rapeseed oil as an energy source. “The rapeseed plants are real power plants,” the organization said, “From just two to three kilogrammes of seed sown

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Scale-up, Efficiency, Available Markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioAmber reported an unsurprisingly lackluster sales figure and a Q1 loss of $10.5M compared to a loss of $8.1M for Q1 2016 – unsurprising given the delays at major customer PTT. We covered the fortunatelys and

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CALL FOR PAPERS 15th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2018” — January 22-23, 2018 — Berlin, Germany DEADLINE: June 16, 2017

The 15th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2018” will be held on 22-23 January 2018, again in Berlin. The conference is organised by the German Bioenergy Association (BBE), the Union for the Promotion of Oil and

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Strong and Stable for Biofuels and Bioenergy? Conservatives Publish Manifesto

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  The Conservative party has published its 2017 manifesto. The pledges on energy and fuel supply from the incumbent party and bookies’ favourite for the upcoming general election paint an ambiguous picture, focusing on the targets

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Liberal Democrat Manifesto - A Mixed Bag for Biofuels and Bioenergy

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  ...  The manifesto from Tim Farron’s party makes a number of bold claims on issues ranging from a second Brexit referendum to drug legislation. The most significant for the biofuels industry however, is a pledge

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Nigerian Oil Billionaire Igho Sanomi Signs Joint Venture Deal to Build Biofuel Refinery in the US

(Ventures Africa)  Nigerian Oil Billionaire and Non-Executive Chairman/Founder of Taleveras, Igho Sanomi has signed a Joint Venture deal to build a biofuel refinery in the United States of America (USA) with African feedstock. Igho Sanomi, was featured in the last

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Canada Ready to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

By David Ljunggren (Reuters)   Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country's powerful energy-rich west. Last December the

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Dinneen: Chinese Ethanol Trade Barriers Compounds Deficit

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer) Trade barriers in the form of antidumping and countervailing duties imposed by the Chinese on dried distillers grain imports from the United States, are compounding an already large trade deficit, Renewable Fuels Association

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Updated Fuel Regulations Would Modernize Options at Gas Pumps

by Mike Lorenz (The Hill/Sheetz)  Since the founding of Sheetz in 1952, “choice” for our customers and innovation have been central to our mission. ... Since choice and a total focus on our customers is central to who we are, it only makes

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Crappie Masters Disputes Anti-Ethanol Claims Made by BoatUS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 16, the Boat Owners Association of the U.S. (BoatUS) issued a press release criticizing a new Renewable Fuels Association ad campaign focused on the use of E10 fuels in boats. Crappie Masters

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Talking RFS Revamp

By Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  Rep. John Shimkus, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment, said he expected to begin a series of meetings on how to potentially revamp the Renewable Fuel Standard in the coming

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Christianson PLLP’s Biofuels Financial Conference — September 27-28, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN DEADLINE: June 2, 2017

Produced by Christianson PLLP and organized by BBI International, this year’s Biofuels Financial Conference is focused on the best ways to explore new options in today’s changing ethanol and biodiesel industries. By understanding risks associated with various technology and marketing

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Global Second-Generation Biofuels Market Research Report 2017

(Qy Research Groups) In this report, the global Second-generation Biofuels market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and

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Aviation Biofuel Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast Report To 2022

(OpenPR.com/QY Research Groups)  A new and latest research report proposed by QY Research Groups renders a market summary of the Aviation Biofuel Market industry. This widespread analysis comprises of market potentials and challenges, scope of product, sales volume, market revenue,

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Insight into Enzyme’s 3D Structure Could Cut Biofuel Costs

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  Neutron crystallography maps LPMOs that break down fibrous cellulose  --  Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of

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SFU, KPU Researchers team up on solutions for clean food and water

(Simon Fraser University )  Researchers at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are teaming up to develop sustainable clean-tech solutions that will provide potable water and clean food globally, in areas challenged by climate change and fast-growing populations. The researchers

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KNM's Phase 2 of Bio Ethanol Project to Provide Long Term Recurring Income

by Daljit Dhesi (The Star) : KNM Group Bhd’s investment in the second phase of its bio ethanol plant project in Thailand is expected to provide long term recurring income for the group, according to Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research. ... Based

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Plans underway to Ship Ethanol from Port of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan

by Lee Bergquist  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)  A Wisconsin-based petroleum distributor is planning to construct a $3 million pipeline at the Port of Milwaukee that will allow the company to ship bulk supplies of ethanol over the Great Lakes. The project by

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My Eco Energy to Set up a Network of Franchise Fuel Bunks for Biofuel Indizel

by V Rishi Kumar (The Hindu Business Line)  My Eco Energy plans to set up a network of franchisee operated fuel dispensing stations for its non-petroleum based fuel Indizel, which the company states can be safely used in diesel vehicles. The

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HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for setting up India’s first second generation (2G) ethanol bio-refinery

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Horizontal Bioreactors: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Culture Biosystems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Challenges that have plagued algae ventures? The availability of feedstock to make products, the loss of investor appetite at early stage and pre-commercial, and inefficient cultivation systems. By contrast, Culture Biosystem’s design is described as having “low

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Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is $1.22 per gallon, which translates to $51.24 per barrel. Now, on an energy basis — given that ethanol has 67%

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Trump Admin Delays Greenhouse Gas Measurement Rule for Highways

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Trump administration is delaying enforcement of an Obama administration regulation that would have required state and local officials to measure greenhouse gas emissions related to the use of specific highways. The greenhouse gas reporting requirement

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Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation

(Bergeson & Campbell)  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today by the American Bar Association (ABA).  This new book is

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Ethanol Producers Must Engage in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

by John Duff (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  A drastically changed farm economy means the next bill will likely be very different than past ones. ...   --  It is hard to believe the current Farm Bill expires in less

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Joel Kurtinitis in an opinion piece in the Des Moines Register:  These aren’t just farmers and businessmen, they’re chemists and biologists and engineers, too. There’s an immense amount of research behind ethanol production, fuel blending, vehicle needs and consumer demands. Unfortunately,

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With the RFS in doubt, Ethanol Pros Need the EPA to Back off

by Joel Kurtinitis (Des Moines Register)  ... The RFS is an oddball issue that sees free-market libertarians allying with big oil corporatists, and liberal Democrats with Corn Belt Republicans — proof of the time-honored adage that politics makes strange bedfellows. ... These aren’t just

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STEM In Schools Reach New Level with DNA Sequencing Brought to 7th Graders

by Helena Kennedy (Nuu Digest) In New York, 12 and 13 year olds get to try their hand at DNA sequencing during science class for the first time thanks to startup PlayDNA. PlayDNA is working with a curriculum expert to ensure

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Dutch Duo Builds Algae-Powered Wooden Motorcycle

(CarAndBike)  Two friends made the plan to develop this project. Designer Ritsert Mans started developing the motorcycle while his friend, scientist Peter Mooji started growing algae to harvest it for oil. The motorcycle runs on fuel powered by algae oil

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Senators Call on SEC, EPA, CFTC to Investigate Trump Advisor Carl Icahn for Possible Insider Trading, Market Manipulation in Renewable Fuel Credit Market

(Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren)  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), called on the heads of the Commodities Futures

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The New Economics of Octane

(Oil Price Information Service)  The unexpected run-up in octane's market value is puzzling to the marketplace. What factors are driving this rise and how will it impact your industry?  Written by energy experts with 125+ years of combined experience, this

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NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station

by Wayne Hicks (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Experiments bear repeating, especially when they explode on their way to the International Space Station. Almost two years ago, on June 28, 2015, the rocket carrying experiments from Chatfield High School to the orbiting

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Greenbelt Resources Executes Letter of Intent with the Andrew J. Young Foundation

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (the LOI) by the Andrew J. Young (AJY) Foundation to build a biorefinery in the southeast U.S.

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RethinkX: Self-Driving Electric Cars Will Dominate Roads by 2030

by Mark Anderson (IEEE Spectrum)  Within 13 years self-driving cars will dominate the roads, representing some 95% of all car miles driven, according to a new study released this week. And while 40% of the cars in 2030 will still

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Is the Labour Party Manifesto an Opportunity for Biofuels and Bioenergy?

by Daryl Worthington (Bioenergy Insight/Biofuels International)  The UK Labour Party has published its manifesto for the forthcoming General Election, placing significant emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy sources. Three principles guide the party’s energy policy: security of the energy supply; affordable

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CARB Report Finds 100% Compliance with Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Lauren Tyler  (NGT News)  The 2016 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), shows 100% compliance with the regulation, presenting further evidence that renewable transportation fuels are rapidly

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Mountains of Waste Could Lead to New U.S. Manufacturing, Jobs

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today)  Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. “We have overcome one of the industry’s most challenging issues by discovering how to make good quality carbon

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Eni and CONOE Sign Agreement for the Transformation of Used Vegetable Oils into Biofuels

(Eni) The agreement will see Eni’s refineries in Italy capitalize on a national energy resource by creating high quality biofuels from used vegetable oils, representing the final stage of the virtuous cycle of the “circular economy”. Used vegetable oils can be transformed

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SkyNRG, Fly Green Fund and Swedavia Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flights from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

(SkyNRG)  Today Swedavia, the largest Swedish airport operator, received its first volume of sustainable aviation fuel for 2017 at Gothenburg Airport. With this delivery, Swedavia takes a next step in reducing its entire business travel footprint from flying through its

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Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Blue Marble Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) When it comes to Blue Marble’s coordinates in the bioeconomy star-field, think advanced flavorings made from seemingly impossible materials. Most recently we reported that Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis this past summer released a highly sought after U.S.

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EPA Approves Fuel Pathway for REG Geismar

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA recently posted a notice to its website approving a fuel pathway for Renewable Energy Group Inc.’s Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery. The plant can now generate D5 advanced biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs) for

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New Capabilities for Genome-Wide Engineering of Yeast

by Claudia Lutz (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois)  New approach combines synthetic biology, genome editing tools, and automation to quickly and effectively produce novel yeast strains One of humankind’s oldest industrial partners is yeast, a familiar microbe that enabled early societies

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Growth Energy: Poll Shows No Boater Confusion at the Pump

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found that an overwhelming majority of American boaters are confident when selecting fuels. The poll of 500 U.S. boat owners conducted by Quadrant Strategies showed that

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Gov. Ricketts, Novozymes Unveil $36 Million Investment in Blair

(State of Nebraska/Foreign Affairs)  Today, less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America.  The

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Brazil Acts to Protect Ethanol Producers as U.S. Imports Jump

by Luciano Costa (Reuters)  Brazil is toughening requirements for ethanol importers to protect domestic producers from an incoming surge of U.S. corn ethanol, a minister said on Monday, adding that he opposed the idea of new tariffs that could trigger costly

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Little Big Ally: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ginkgo BioWorks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ginkgo Bioworks designs custom microbes for customers across multiple markets. We build our foundries to scale the process of organism engineering using software and hardware automation. Organism engineers at Ginkgo learn from nature to develop

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1 Septillion Reasons Dad’s CRISPR-Cas9 May Already Be Toast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... CRISPR-Cas9 is a technique for making a cut at a desired point in a cell’s genome. You can pick the spot and do an edit. Amazing stuff. You can clip out junk genes, or

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Senate Republicans Urge Vote on Pro-Ethanol Bill

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Republican lawmakers from corn-producing states are hoping to get a vote on a pro-ethanol bill as soon as possible after striking a deal ahead of last week's failed repeal of the Obama administration's methane rule

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