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TSCA Framework Rules Offer Manufacturers Regulatory Clarity

(National Law Review) On the one year anniversary of major amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued three new “framework” rules on how it

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MEPs Ask Commission to Distinguish ‘Good and Bad’ Crop-Based Biofuels

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv)  The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee endorsed on Thursday (29 June) its opinion on the European Strategy for Low Emission Mobility,

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Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit the Environment if Managed Correctly

(Phys.Org/Michigan State University)  Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting

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Port Westward Storage Tank Purchase Would Be for Ethanol Expansion, Buyers Say

by Sean Bassinger (The Chronicle)   Nine storage tanks out at Port Westward could be used to house massive amounts of crude oil. But Global Partners officials say they want the

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 Biofuel in NASCAR and Spreading across the Country

by Erin Kidd (Independent Tribune)  When Austin Dillon crossed the finish line and made his way to Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600, there were smiles from all of his

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

House Appropriators Make Significant Cuts to Farm Energy Programs in FY18 Agriculture Spending Bill

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On June 29, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved a spending bill for FY2018 providing $144.0 billion to the U.S. Department of

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Solving a Sweet Problem for Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals

(Phys.Org/Arizona State University)  Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

DuPont and Bock Announce Strategic Partnership, Expanding Biogas Enzymes Distribution Footprint

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont intends to provide its OPTIMASH® AD-100 enzyme biotechnology to Bock for distribution of the biogas enzymes to customers across the United Kingdom.  —   DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and

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Research Progressing on How to Spur Wide Use of Aviation Biofuels

(Penn State News)  Slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate biofuels into the nation’s aviation fuel supply is nonetheless progressing,

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Pori in Finland Gets First Gas Filling Station

(NGV Global News/Gasum and City of Pori)  The first gas filling station in Pori, on the west coast of Finland, was inaugurated this week at Maamiehenkatu in the district of

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GBEP Works with ECREEE to Further Sustainable Bioenergy Uptake in Western Africa

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Ghana, ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week)

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From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

9 Years Upon The Anvil: The Baptism of Renewable Chemicals and the Purification of Its Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  By now, Tom Boussie of Rennovia has been 20 years in the forge of the chemicals business, and 9 of those years being pounded

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Become a Science Coach to Help Advance Science Education in the US DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

(American Chemical Society)  Are you looking to volunteer with a chemistry teacher in the classroom or behind the scenes this school year? Apply to be a Science Coach today! You’ll

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA: Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 18-20, 2018 — Portland, OR DEADLINE: October 6, 2017

  CALL FOR SYMPOSIA:  Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 18-20, 2018 — Portland, OR   DEADLINE:  October 6, 2017

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 22nd annual scientific meeting June 18-20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The Green

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Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 18-20, 2018 — Portland, OR

  Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference    —   June 18-20, 2018   —   Portland, OR

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 22nd annual scientific meeting June 18-20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. GC&E provides

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New B20 Club Member, Al Warren Oil Co., Committed to Biodiesel

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  In recognition of its work in reducing motor vehicle emissions and supporting the Illinois economy, the B20 Club welcomes Al Warren Oil Co. Inc. as its newest member. Sponsored by

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

House Bill Would Fund DOE at Higher Levels than Trump Budget, but Still Axe ARPA-E

by Robert Walton  (Utility Dive)  A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday advanced a spending bill for the Department of Energy that would impose deep cuts on renewable energy and efficiency programs

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Making Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

by S. Bhuvaneshwari (The Hindu)  The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED) in Bengaluru has started manufacturing biodiesel from used cooking oil sourced from a five-star hotel.

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s Pitch for U.S. ‘Energy Dominance’ Is Dominated by Misleading Claims

by  Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The White House has branded this week “energy week,” rolling out a buzzword, “dominance,” and replaying lines from last year’s Trump

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Green Synthesized Biofuel Meets Auto Standards

by Stu Borman (Chemical & Engineering News)  Low-energy and waste-free reaction produces biofuel that meets regulatory vaporization standards  —  Researchers in Germany have developed chemical reactions that convert rapeseed oil

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CALL FOR PROPROSALS: 18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment — January 23-25, 2018 — Arlington, VA DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

  CALL FOR PROPROSALS:  18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment   —   January 23-25, 2018   —   Arlington, VA    DEADLINE:  August 25, 2017

The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World  —  The 2018 NCSE National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The Science,

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment — January 23-25, 2018 — Arlington, VA

  18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment   —   January 23-25, 2018   —   Arlington, VA

The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World  —  The 2018 NCSE National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The Science,

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3rd National Energy Education Summit — January 22, 2018 — Washington, DC

  3rd National Energy Education Summit   —   January 22, 2018   —   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Summit is to engage energy educators in all sectors, including K-12, higher education and public education in sharing best practices and developing partnerships, in order to

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd National Energy Education Summit — January 22, 2018 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd National Energy Education Summit   —   January 22, 2018   —   Washington, DC     DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

The National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) invites you to submit an abstract for presentations (talks or posters) and sessions

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WEBINAR: Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi — July 19, 2017 —

  WEBINAR:  Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi   —   July 19, 2017   —

In our sector, there is growing recognition of the complex, inter-related barriers to widespread uptake and sustained, exclusive use of improved stoves/fuels. Promising laboratory results showing significant reductions of fuel

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Engine Smart. Earth Kind.

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  The story of biofuels seems pretty simple when you hear the words, “Engine smart and earth kind,” from Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor. … “E15 is a win,

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

ASTM Awards Ethanol Industry Leaders

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Two ethanol industry technical experts were honored this week by members of ASTM International gathered for their D02 2017 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The ASTM Committee D02 on

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass and Biofuels in the EU: Emotion-Based Policymaking?

by Francis X. Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute/Euractiv)  The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels …  —  … In its proposed legislative changes, the

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 at the Pump with Kum & Go

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  Kum & Go stores launched E15 about two years ago because of the growing demand for higher octane and a lower cost fuel option for customers. We

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

5 Things You Need to Know about Algae

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy)  We routinely field questions about algae-based biofuels and bioproducts. What is it? How does it work? Does it smell? To help you

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Analyzing Air Pollutant Emissions from the Biofuel Supply Chain

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) NREL’s sustainability analysis program studies air pollutant emissions from the entire biofuel supply chain and their implications on air quality and human health. Additionally, we study how

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Exploring Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” Hypocrisy

by Karen Batra (BioTech Now)  Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, is making headlines again for another possibly well-intentioned, yet short-sighted, effort dubbed “One Planet. One Health.” … Last year

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Exclusive: ePURE ‘Heartened’ by MEPs’ Views on Biofuels

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  The renewable ethanol association ePURE has responded to Hans-Olaf Henkel and Marijana Petir, two MEPs in the European Parliament who recently stressed the importance of biofuels

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NBB Considers Legal Options Regarding Surging Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Since Filing of Trade Petition

(National Biodiesel Board)  New data show that dumped and subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina continue unabated and, in fact, have further surged into the United States. In March of 2017,

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UPM Tests Carinata Sequential Cropping Concept as Part of Biofuels Future Development

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America. The Carinata crop produces non-edible oil suitable for biofuels’ feedstock

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Corporate/Academic Partnership to Convert Wastewater Algae

by Floyd Griffiths  (WesTech Engineering, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Utah State University’s Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) are jointly engaged in developing processes for more efficient harvesting

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Xylogenics Announces GX-1 Yeast Technology

(Xylogenics)  Indiana-based Xylogenics announced today the release of a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast production and fermentation process. The efficiencies created by the newest strain design will

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’ Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

by Jeremy Rumsey and Heidi Hill  (Newswise/Department of Energy)  Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

House Agriculture Appropriations Bill Axes BCAP, Slashes Loan Guarantees and REAP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the draft House Appropriations Committee’s FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill was released, and cut the Rural Energy for America Program from $50 million to $9

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Signs Agreement With SBI BioEnergy Inc.

(Cision Newswire/Shell Canada Ltd) Agreement grants Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI BioEnergy patented renewable drop-in biofuels.  —  Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … Today, diesel engines are used worldwide for transportation, manufacturing, power generation, construction, and farming, …. Their success comes from their efficiency, economy, and

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae DHA: A Fix for Odor, Taste and Cost Is on the Way for the Gross Dose.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Omega-3s are a great thing, but here’s the bottom line: the current applications stink. Not as in, they-don’t-work. We mean, literally. … Into this market and

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  —  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

The Winners of the National Recycling Awards Have Been Announced

(Materials Recycling World)  The winners of the National Recycling Awards 2017 were revealed on 28 June at the prestigious London Hilton, Park Lane, where the industry came together for a

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Bioethanol Demand Pushes UK to Become Net Wheat Importer

(Biofuels International)  Expanding growth output at the UK’s bioethanol plants is driving up wheat consumption, contributing to the country becoming a net wheat importer for only the fourth time in

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

IBB and IRFA Go to Capitol Hill

(Biofuels International)  Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) have gone to Capitol Hill in Washington to urge Iowa’s Congressional delegation to keep fighting

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Getting Clever with Fatbergs and Biodiesel – Features Video

(Biofuels International)  Congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items and wet wipes stalk the sewers of London and the surrounding area, causing blockages and damage to water infrastructure. Now, Thames Water

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska, has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state.

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Congress Needs to Protect Renewable Fuel Law

by Jim Harris (Natural Resource Report)  Please stand with me and ask our Oregon representatives in Washington, D.C. to protect the partnership between fuel and agricultural by preserving the Renewable

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Not Subsidized, Is Good Choice for All

by Mark M. Palmer (Renewable Fuels Nebraska/The Grand Island Independent)  Gerald Kosmicki’s June 25 letter attacking U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer for supporting ethanol displayed a complete lack of knowledge regarding

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Letter: Ethanol Production Helps Local Farmers

by David Howell (The Herald Bulletin)  While increased production is usually a good thing, the bumper crop is leading to a global glut of corn and a third straight year

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Watchdog Group Sues EPA to Access Communications with Icahn

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn,

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Leader Talks Trade During UNICA Ethanol Summit

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen addressed participants of the 2017 Ethanol Summit this week in São Paulo, Brazil. … Dinneen expressed his

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

QRFA and AgForce Align Industry Partnership

(AgForce Queensland)  The Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Inc (QRFA), have signed a partnership agreement today with AgForce, Queensland’s peak organisation for broadacre primary producers. Both peak industry associations have come

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Industries Canada : Statement regarding the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the 2030 Energy Policy

(EIN News Desk/Renewable Industries Canada)  As a part of the 2017-2020 Action Plan released today, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand has announced the jurisdiction’s first ever

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New Algae Farm for Goondiwindi

(Queensland Country Life)  Goondiwindi’s Woods Grain has secured a $579,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.to build an algae farm for livestock production. … “This has resulted in collaboration with Professor Peer

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Service Providers Partner to Build Ethanol Plants in India

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. ICT will provide its

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Regulating the Indirect Land Use Carbon Emissions from Biofuels Imposes High Hidden Costs on Fuel Consumers

(Phys.Org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  … To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use change, the USEPA and California Air Resources Board include an indirect land use

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

N-butanol and Beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Tasty Energy Treats You Can Make From Brownies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Terpenes may be the most unloved class of energy molecule of all time, if you compare

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Summertime Relief at the Pump

by Emily Skor  (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Federal fuel regulations play a major role. That’s because warm summer weather makes

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The Lowest-Cost, Cleanest Octane Boost for Boats

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. has 12 million recreational boaters, and Bob Dinneen, president and

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Outfoxing Dehydration

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is

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Charged up

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  From an economic perspective, now might be the time for ethanol producers to consider

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Meeting Needs, Maximizing Benefits

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops.  —  Corn farmers—and

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable Certification for the Ethanol Process

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Subsidizing Electric Vehicles Inefficient Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Study

(Phys.Org)  Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

What Lies beneath: The Ship that Could Revolutionise Seaweed Cultivation

by Julian Turner (Ship Technology) Researchers and industry in Norway are designing the world’s largest seaweed cultivation vessel to meet growing

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Velocys Pivots from “FT Tech Co” to “Renewable Fuels Company”, Eyes California

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Velocys CEO David Pummell said that “Our new strategy is for Velocys

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Lowest Cost Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Aux Farms, Citoyens! France’s Bioeconomy Plan Is a Stirring Call to Action on Jobs, Climate, Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  t took a long time, but France in the past year published a national bioeconomy

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Recognizes Staff Milestones

(National Biodiesel Board)  Leading biodiesel association brings value to members through experience  —  The National Biodiesel Board has a staff

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Micro-Algae Biodiesel Reduces up to 80 pct High-Powered Engines Contamination

(Fish Information & Services)  The first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of

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Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Risk Wasting $2.3 Trillion If Peak Demand Looms

by Rakteem Katakey  (Bloomberg)  Exxon most exposed oil company, Carbon Tracker report shows Shell, Chevron, Total, Eni risk wasting up

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U.S. Biodiesel Profitable Despite Expired Tax Credit

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The U.S. biodiesel industry has remained profitable this year despite the expiration of the

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Syngenta and Growth Energy Partner to Promote E15 Fuel at American Ethanol E15 250 Race

(Syngenta/AgriMarketing)  Syngenta and Growth Energy are once again working with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value of E15 at the

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Passenger Train to Team with FPL, Use Green Fuel

by Debora Lima (South Florida Business Journal)  The Miami-based company developing the Brightline passenger train system is teaming up with

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Says President Trump’s Remarks Supporting Biofuels Show Need For Administration Action

(Biofuels Journal)   On June 21, in his remarks to Iowa ag leaders at Kirkwood Community College and again at

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

LA Metro Adding Nearly 300 New Biomethane-Powered Buses

(NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to purchase 295 40-foot CNG buses, which will be fueled

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Emphasis on Oil Has Made Ethanol Unprofitable

by Gerald Kosmicki (Grand Island Independent) … Why not just say farmers need a higher price for their corn, rather than

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Finally, a Biofuel to Get Excited About

(Peak Oil)  … But not all biofuels are terrible. You can distill ethanol from cellulosic crops, an option that’s both green

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Representatives Press Pruitt on Icahn’s Role in Shaping the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 21, democratic leaders in the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Gasoline Lobbyists Go to Battle to Slow Ethanol’s Rise

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  … With the oil industry lobbying vigorously in opposition, the future of the bill, introduced by a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

S2G BioChem Announces Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia, Ontario

(S2G BioChem/Marketwired)  Funding Support Provided by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada; Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018  —  S2G BioChem (S2G), a

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Things to Do with Lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Chemicals and Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review, John Staser of Ohio University gave this illuminating

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Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On 15th January, 2009, Sanga Moses travelled to his village in Uganda, in East Africa, to visit

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

New Approach to Unlock the Genetic Potential of Plant Cell Wall

(Phys.Org/University of York)  Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

“Packers” Yeast, Newly Identified by a UW–Madison Undergrad, Uncovers a Decades-Old Mistake in the Yeast Family Tree

by Chris Barncard (University of Wisconsin-Madison)   When Max Haase set out for a walk in Green Bay’s Baird Creek Nature

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil Price Information Service Publishes “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

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s Comments Please Ethanol Industry

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The ethanol industry was thrilled with President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this week where he

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Thoughts from the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo

by Douglas Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From the Welcome Reception on Monday to the last session on Wednesday, there was

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Alexander & Baldwin Partners with TerViva on Energy Crop Project in Central Maui

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin,

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Can’t Get No (Liquefaction): The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to Drop-in Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lysle Whitmer on behalf of an Iowa State-led group of researchers gave this illuminating overview of

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DOE Awards STTR, SBIR Grants to Several Bioenergy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 20, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it will award 263 grants

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New London-Spicer High School Visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from New London-Spicer High School visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson yesterday to

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UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 — July 5-6, 2017 — Birmingham, UK

  UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017    —   July 5-6, 2017   —   Birmingham, UK

With the global biogas market estimated at £1trn and energy security, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals driving

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And No Extra Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to One-Step, High-Yield, Drop-In Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass’ John Hannon gave this illuminating overview of one-step, high-yield production of drop-in fuels without added

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest), explaining how international efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation that focus on cheap offsets

June 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Explosive New ICCT Report Says “Offsets” Will Dominate “Alternative Fuels” in Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT Slow

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Stanford Discovery Could Lead to Sustainable Source of the Fuel Additive Ethanol

by Mark Schwartz (Stanford News)  Most of the fuel additive ethanol used in the U.S. is made from corn. But

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

(U.S. Grains Council)  The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of

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Chemical Engineering Student Recognized by American Association of University Women

(University of Arkansas)  Humeyra Ulusoy-Erol, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, has been selected to receive an AAUW International Doctoral

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Better Used as Food than Biofuel, Study Finds

(Phys.Org/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source.

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Norway’s Statkraft to Make Biofuel from Wood Chips and Other Waste

by Geert De Clercq (Reuters)  Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algaemagic: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the MAGIC Marine Algae Consortium Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mark Huntley and Zackary Johnson gave this illuminating overview of the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae for Co-Products and Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Los Alamos National Lab’s Dick Sayre gave this illuminating overview of the PACE project for Producing

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biofuels Using Atmospheric CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Michael Huessmann and John Benemann gave this illuminating overview of Microalgae Biofuels Production on CO2

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends AND Workshop – What’s Your Green Career Plan? — August 17, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends AND Workshop – What’s Your Green Career Plan?  —   August 17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join us for our fourth Annual Green Jobs event on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm.  We’re bringing together green job

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Ecofys Study on Crude Tall Oil Markets and Availability: Sufficient Supply for Advanced Biofuels, Biomaterials and Energy Usage

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys – A Navigant Company, entitled “Crude

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Warned Fiat Chrysler about Diesel Defeat Devices in 2015

by Richard Read (WSET/The Car Connection)  In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO, Sergio Marchionne, warned investors that his company could

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $116 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

(U.S. Department of Energy)   Today (June 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Amyris Partners with Queensland on Biofutures Acceleration Program in Next Step Toward Planned Development of Biorefinery

(Globe Newswire/Amyris)  — Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, and the Government of Queensland, Australia today announced the next

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Celebrates 10-Year Renewable Diesel Milestone

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  In its latest announcement, Neste is touting a 10-year renewable diesel milestone, having reduced greenhouse-gas

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Makers Hope for Increase in Mandate

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Canadian biofuel producers are already gearing up for what they believe will be a

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op Offers Farmers a Sweet Deal

by Travis Poland (Lambton Shield)  Farmers can earn more money without doing more work  —  A new technology will allow

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto) Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Austrian Market Is Fully Supplied with Biodiesel of Domestic Manufacture

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Such facts were published by ARGE, that unites six Austrian biodiesel manufacturers. As the facts indicate, it

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Wazzup with Algae? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Algae Systems Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to algae? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison

June 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil Joins Carbon Tax Push

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total are just a few of the large corporations

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Chickens, Get Ripped! ICM Unveils High-End Protein as 5th Core Product for Ethanol Biz

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, ICM is rolling out a new product category for the US ethanol industry

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

(ExxonMobil)  Algae strain developed and modified by Synthetic Genomics more than doubled oil production; Additional research and testing required before commercial

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Annastacia Palaszczuk US Tour: Premier Touts Queensland’s $1 Billion Biofuels Industry

by Sarah Vogler (Courier-Mail)  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new plan to bolster the biomedical sciences industry in Queensland

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

New Comprehensive Data Report on 2015 Canadian Biofuel Use, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, and Costs

(EIN Presswire/Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release today of the most comprehensive study to date of

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Mainland Miami Ponders Returning Neighborhoods to Nature in Order to Survive Rising Seas

by David Smiley (Miami Herald)  On mainland Miami, miles away from the pumps that keep Biscayne Bay from slowly swallowing

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Tidewater

(Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital)  Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of

June 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sweden’s Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock

by Steve Hanley (CleanTechnica)  AP7, Sweden’s largest pension fund, has been at the forefront of the fossil fuel divestment movement

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Is Undeniably Changing the Landscape of Transportation in California.

(OPIS)  This regulation takes aim specifically at greenhouse gas emissions and nearly every aspect of fleet management takes it into

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Taking Stock of Texas Shale

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas is today releasing a report

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

ARC Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center at ASC

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to New York-based Alfred

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

L’Oréal, Barry Callebaut Join Palm Oil Innovation Group to Reform Palm Oil Sourcing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut joined as the newest members of the Palm

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Next Generation Forest Company: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Conifex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Conifex’s business is the harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of lumber, primarily

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

MYOB – The New Ethanol Mantra: Modularity, Yield, Octane, Bolt-Ons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the US ethanol industry is descending upon Minneapolis this week for the annual

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit — September 26, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

  Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit   —   September 26, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

In the context of discussions regarding the draft EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Climate Action in International Aviation: Challenges and Opportunities for CORSIA — June 29-30, 2017 — Berlin, Germany

  Climate Action in International Aviation: Challenges and Opportunities for CORSIA   —   June 29-30, 2017   —   Berlin, Germany

This year’s Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) workshop will follow up on ICAO’s decision to introduce the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Building up the Future Sub Group on Advanced Biofuels : Final Report – Study

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This study seeks to support the European Commission in the elaboration of a methodology for the deployment of

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Oslo Airport’s 16,000km Long Biofuel Controversy

(Biofuels International)  Oslo airport is using renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil as part of its fuel mix,

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

World Biofuel Additives Market Is Expected to Reach $12,560 Million by 2022

(PR Newswire/Allied Market Research)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Biofuel Additives Market – Opportunities

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ICAO and Airlines Reinforce Support for CORSIA Following US Decision to Quit Paris Climate Agreement

(GreenAir Online)  …  The sustainable alternative aviation fuels resolution approved at the AGM calls on governments to implement policies to

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

High Potential in North America for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels but Unlikely to Make Impact on ICAO Emissions Goal

(GreenAir Online)  North America has a higher potential for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels than other regions of

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol By-Product Can Be Used as Dietary Supplement for Cattle

(Biofuels International)  … The new research found that as the seasons progress, cattle find it increasingly difficult to digest a type

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

DLR and Lufthansa Technik Produce Study on Aviation Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and make the sector more

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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