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Japan Considers Allowing US Ethanol to Meet Biofuel Mandate

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Japan recently filed a report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, noting the government plans to maintain its 500 million

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s EPA Undermines Cellulosic Biofuels and Transparency in Government

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  As the New York Times recently reported, the EPA Administrator Pruitt has been conducting much of his work to undermine the EPA’s mission in

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Reform the Ethanol Mandate

by Wayne Allard (American Motorcyclist Association/Washington Examiner) For more than 10 years, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been gradually changing the U.S. fuel supply, injecting more biofuels and corn ethanol

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Extends a Waiver on Motor Fuel Contents to Apply Nationwide, Not Just to Texas

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday expanded the scope of an emergency waiver of Clean Air Act restrictions on motor fuel requirements,

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Markus Ribbe and Yilin Hu: Brewing Biofuel from Bacteria

by Wendy Wolfson (University of California Irvine Applied Innovation)  In a high-ceiling room in professor Markus Ribbe’s lab, a giant still emits pungent vapors from fermenting bacteria. Ribbe, chancellor’s professor

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Press Release: Update 1: Trump Will Stand by Ethanol Industry-Republican Iowa Senator

(Reuters/ Successful Farming)  … Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said on Twitter on  Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump told him he is “pro ethanol” and will stand by a campaign promise to

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Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels. Recently, it has come to be seen as competing with

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Ethanol Mandate Blamed for Stinging Motorists $143m a Year

by Sean Nicholls (Sydney Morning Herald)  The controversial NSW ethanol mandate costs motorists more than $143 million a year by forcing them to purchase more expensive premium petrol, a new analysis suggests.

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The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

by Wayne Lee (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  When projects fail to meet expectations, the participant discontent inevitably leads to increased litigation. As with any specialized area, bioeconomy litigation requires the assistance

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid Pathway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a NREL-led project to establish a novel gas fermentation bioprocess for secretion of an array of fuel and

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in California

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The sexy PR is almost always and rightly focused on San Francisco and its environs — but some of the largest industrialization efforts for advanced

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Service Comes to Boise

(Idaho Press-Tribune)   Junk King, an eco-friendly junk removal service started by local entrepreneurs, will give Boise residents and businesses a way to get rid of waste without hurting the environment.

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Academic Study: Biodiesel Benefits Under-Valued for Years

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Status of Biofuels in China

by Susan van Dyk (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/University of British Columbia)  … Recent heavy pollution in urban areas of China have led to the adoption of stricter fuel specifications to lower

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

D3MAX Signs Contract for Design of First Commercial Plant

(BBI International/Biomass Magazine)  Last February, D3MAX LLC announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology to Ace Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin.

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Icahn Sees Biofuels Fight Deepening as Refinery Losses Mount

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Billionaire Carl Icahn says an oil industry push for structural changes to the U.S. biofuels mandate will persist, even if the Environmental Protection

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE: Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve Biomass Preprocessing

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory’s bioenergy program have successfully tested an adaptive, intelligence-based control system that increased the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment by more

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA: Mid-Missouri Energy Goes Green with Flex-Fuel Mower

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA member company Mid-Missouri Energy is home to a new piece of equipment. This one doesn’t improve ethanol yield or lower the plant’s energy consumption,

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Staff, Member Plant Help Educate Youth on Biofuel

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol staff and member plant, Siouxland Ethanol LLC, are partnering with the Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers in their effort to

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Growth Energy Files NHTSA Comments in Support of Ethanol Blends

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy recently filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as it prepares an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Is Less

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Institute) … We need more ethanol in gasoline, and in so doing, we will get less drain on our wallets, less toxic aromatics, less

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

History Shows Ethanol Isn’t Going Anywhere

by Daryl Haack (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The “futurist” Francis Thicke, in an Aug. 22 op-ed, suggests that corn ethanol may soon disappear. [“Ethanol is heading toward obsolescence. Iowa

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Zera Says Door Open for Ethanol Licences

by Tatira Zwinoira (News Day)  Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has said players who have the capacity to do mandatory blending should apply for licences, as the regulations were open for

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European Commission Study Highlights Benefits of Higher Ethanol Fuel Blends

(ePURE)  Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency —  A new report published by the European Commission highlights several benefits

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Planes Fuelled by Waste Could Take off from British Airports

(UK Department of Transport)  Planes could take off from British airports using fuels made from rubbish that gets sent to landfill, under a new government scheme.  —  As part of

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Ethiopia: New Ethanol Production Plant to Be Constructed

(2Mercado.com/Fana Broadcasting Corporation)  Ethiopia has joined hands with Eugen Schmitt Company, a German company, to construct ethanol plant in Wonjo Shoa Sugar Factory. The plant is said to be constructed

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Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and Biomass-to-Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate solvent liquefaction as viable path to stable intermediates for subsequent upgrading to fuel blendstocks.

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Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Grant Funding Opportunity: Renewable Intermediate Fuel Production for Jet Fuel in Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector

The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and pre-commercial demonstration of fungible low carbon fuels synthesis by providing funding for innovative, pre-commercial low-carbon fuel production processes that result

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Cyborg Bacteria Outperform Plants When Turning Sunlight into Useful Compounds

(American Chemical Society)  … “Rather than rely on inefficient chlorophyll to harvest sunlight, I’ve taught bacteria how to grow and cover their bodies with tiny semiconductor nanocrystals,” says Kelsey K.

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Cellerate + Enogen Could Meet Cellulosic Ethanol Goal

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  If every corn ethanol plant in the country were to convert to Cellerate bolt-on technology combined with Enogen® corn enzyme technology from Syngenta, the country could

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Aemetis Completes Enzymatic Biodiesel Production Unit at India Plant to Supply US and Europe

(Aemetis)  Company well positioned to fill expected supply gap caused by anti-dumping ruling against Argentina and Indonesian biodiesel in the U.S. market  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech/PNNL Syngas-to-ATJ Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Energy initiated a project to advance a hybrid conversion technology for catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived syngas to produce Alcohol-to-Jet fuel and chemicals

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Equals Improved Air Quality and Reduced Oil Dependency

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance.

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Exemption Prospects Spur Oil Giant Concern

by Brian Dabbs  (Bloomberg BNA)  An era of relaxed biofuel blending requirements may be dawning for small oil refineries nationwide following a watershed court decision and new congressional direction for

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – EPA Scams Drivers

by Dale Christensen (The Public Opinion)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soak auto owners with higher-priced,  inferior gas?  It seems to me the EPA, those 

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Comment Period on EPA’s 2018 RFS Proposal Closes Aug. 31

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Those who wish to file written comments on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2018 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard have

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Wants EPA to Ease Fuel Restrictions to Reduce Price Spikes in Harvey’s Wake

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to relax fuel restrictions nationwide to blend more of the corn-based fuel in the gasoline

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … 1. Ottawa, Ontario  The biggest Canadian story of the year stems from the November 2016 announce by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

New Wastewater Treatment System Runs on Algae

by  Julia Mericle (The Hawk Eye)  If Columbus Junction City Council approves the project, they could be first to install new technology in Iowa.  —  Columbus Junction could count itself

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future of Ethanol Market in Spain

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides insight into the future ethanol market in Spain following the

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Message and Messenger

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … That’s what ACE’s Power by People campaign is about: Putting a human face on ethanol; making connections with people on their

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Variety in Value

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Value-added components can be separated from the ethanol-production process at multiple stages. Technology developers continue to improve on their systems to expand markets and

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

All Eyes on Energy

by Keith Loria  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2014 Farm Bill—otherwise known as the Agricultural Act of 2014—places a larger emphasis on energy than past farm bills have. It includes the

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass and Catalytic Conversion into Hydrocarbons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE established and funded a project to develop a novel Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of biomass and integrate with Virent’s Catalytic BioForming Process to

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Failure to Set Cost of Carbon Hampers Trump’s Effort to Expand Use of Fossil Fuels

by Andrew Revkin (ProPublica) The Trump administration plans to sharply reduce the government’s estimate of how much each ton of carbon emissions harms the planet. It hasn’t done so yet, and

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Test a Microalgal Technology for Wastewater Treatment

(Phys.Org/ Lomonosov Moscow State University)  Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have proved that under Nordic conditions, wastewater could be treated with the help of

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

TerViva’s Pongamia Tree Farms Popping up to Meet Hawaii’s Biofuel Needs

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, pongamia trees are being farmed for the first time in experimental plots in Oahu to help meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs, specifically for biodiesel and jet

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Local Scientists Looking at Transforming Sugar Beets into Jet Fuel

by Jon Shainman (WPTV)  Scientists on the Treasure Coast literally taking things from the ground to see if they can power things in the skies. “I was physically pulling beets out

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Identify Cheaper, Greener Biofuels Processing Catalyst

(Phys.Org/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Minnesota State Fair Highlighting EVs, E85, Biodiesel

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  This year’s Minnesota State Fair – from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 – will feature the Eco Experience exhibit, which will showcase alt-fuel vehicles and related technologies,

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Production of Bioethanol from Multiple Waste Streams of Rice Milling

LorenzoFavaro, et al. (Bioresource Technology)   Rice milling by-products are promising feedstocks for bioethanol. Starch-rich residues were efficiently fermented by two engineered amylolytic yeast.  Rice husk, composed by lignocellulose, was pre-treated with

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Synthesis Using Chicken Manure Biochar and Waste Cooking Oil

by Jong-MinJung, et al.  (Biosource Technology)  Biodiesel synthesis using chicken manure biochar.  Establish a green platform for producing biodiesel using chicken manure biochar. Enhanced yield of biodiesel using chicken manure biochar due

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Toxic Algal Bloom Used to Cultivate Freshwater Algae with Biofuel Potential

(Biofuels International)  Scientists in India have investigated ways in which toxic algal bloom can be used for cultivating Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a freshwater algae increasingly considered a candidate for biodiesel production. …

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Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China

(Prensa Latina)  Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. According to

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Scottish Growers Could Cash in on Green Biofuel Crisis

by Brian Henderson (Scotsman)  It became clear yesterday that Scottish wheat growers could have a major opportunity to supply grain to biofuel plants south of the Border – as the

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fuel Plant Inauguration Set

by Karina V. Canedo (Sun Star)  A plant that will process used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel (BDF) will be inaugurated on Friday, August 25, at the Maa Composting Facility,

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last decade. They had their origin in the “peak oil” scare

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Barley and Peas to Fuel Ethanol Plant

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  Proposed facility near Clavet, Sask., would boost the barley sector and provide a feed byproduct for livestock producers Saskatchewan barley and pea growers could soon

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Posts Materials for SAB Review of Biogenic CO2 Framework

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has posted new materials related to a quality review scheduled to be conducted by the Scientific Advisory Board on the agency’s

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Changed Course on Cellulosic RFS Documents: EPA Originally Sought Increase in Cellulosic Volumes

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency originally proposed a much higher cellulosic ethanol number

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s Algae Worth? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae Biomass Valorization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has established a project to reduce cost of algal biofuels

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 40 Hottest Early-Stage

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

This Is Why When You Talk about Climate Change, You Can’t Ignore Agriculture

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … In a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers

August 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel from Forests Lightens Jetliner Carbon Footprint

(Washington Forest Protection Association/Seattle Times)  Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste Not Want Not: Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Implications of Diverting Waste and Residual Materials to Biofuel Production

(International Council on Clean Transportation) … Indirect emissions can also result from the use of waste and residual materials for biofuel

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Californian Pipelines Increasing Offer of Renewable Natural Gas

(NGV Journal) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced new initiatives that will make it easier for renewable gas production facilities

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Then and Now: 120 Bioeconomy Pioneers Look at Yesterday, Today, Inspirations and Challenges

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Four simple questions and such a variety of response as you might expect from the unusual

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Measuring the Changing Pulse of Rivers

by Louise J. Slater, Robert L. Wilby (Science Magazine)  River flood risks are expected to rise as climate change intensifies the

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The RSB’s General Assembly and Business Forum 2017 — November 14-16, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  The RSB’s General Assembly and Business Forum 2017   —   November 14-16, 2017   —   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The General Assembly  (14&15th November)  All of the RSB’s members are invited to attend the General Assembly which offers an

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons Workshop — September 12, 2017 — Charlotte, NC

  Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons Workshop   —   September 12, 2017  —   Charlotte, NC

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons Workshop — September 19, 2017 — Oakland, CA

  Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons Workshop   —   September 19, 2017  —   Oakland, CA

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

IRENA Technology Brief: Biogas for Road Vehicles

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Newsletter)   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Lignofuels 2018 Conference — February 7-8, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Lignofuels 2018 Conference   —   February 7-8, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Following the success of this year’s conference in Helsinki, Finland with an exclusive site visit to UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery we are delighted to announce

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Fill ‘er up! Bundy Has Cheapest Fuel in Queensland

by Jim Alouat (News Mail)  Budaberg is home to the cheapest petrol in Queensland with drivers able to take advantage of

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

How Much Ethanol Do You Want in Your Gas in 2018?

(BoatUS/PowerBoatWorld.com)  The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A Refresher on Ethanol’s Many Benefits

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … For starters, ethanol helps reduce air pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions. According to

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Fischer Expects Fight over Farm Bill

by Liz Morales (Columbus Telegram)  Agriculture was a main topic of discussion Wednesday during U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s listening session

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Researchers Turn to Landfill Sites

(Phys.Org/Bangor University)  Far from being a load of rubbish, landfill sites should be considered one of the great untapped resources

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn and Sorghum Trials Initiated

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A&B subsidiary to supply biofuel for power project at wastewater plant  —  Alexander & Baldwin

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

China July Ethanol Exports Jump Six-Fold on Cheap Corn

(Reuters)  China ethanol exports surged six-fold in July from a year ago as producers took advantage of cheaper corn to

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Crossing the 3K Threshold: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sapphire Energy’s Algae Biofuels Productivity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Back in 2014, Sapphire Energy and the US Department of Energy embarked on a project

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil Slaps US with Ethanol Quota, 20 Percent Tariff

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade has approved a recommendation to impose a

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Biogas Unite in Call for Cellulosic Targets

(Biofuels International)  Leading US advocates for advanced liquid and gasified biofuels have united to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

by Andreas de Vries & Salman Ghouri (OilPrice.com)  Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Market Is Tremendously Growing and Is Estimated to Reach $94.87 Billion by 2023

(AB Newswire/IndustryARC)   Growing concerns over greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and creating sustainable and secure source of energy, demand for biodiesel

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Argentine Biodiesel Industry Says U.S. Duties Will Halt Exports

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Argentine biodiesel exports will be priced out of the U.S. market, its leading industry body said,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: The Economic Consequences of a Post-2022 RFS

by Lon Carrier (Argus Leader)  …  The ethanol volume requirements will likely remain at this level until the EPA takes over

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Congressional Research Service Publishes The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): An Overview

by Kelsi Bracmort (Congressional Research Service; posted by OurEnergyPolicy.org)  Congress has expressed ongoing interest in the RFS, particularly the challenges associated

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In decrying the proposed budget cuts to US Department of Transportation biofuels research in a Pacific Standard article, Mike White

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How Trump’s Cuts to Biofuels Research Would Hurt the Planet and Our Economy

by Michael White (Pacific Standard)  Biofuels can reduce emissions, benefit American corporations, and create jobs. But slashing the budget of

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Union to Power the Transition to a Homegrown, Renewable Energy Future for the U.S.

(National Farmers Union)   The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway. Biofuels, higher blends of ethanol

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Forms “TSCA New Chemicals Coalition”

(Environmental Law Network) TSCA New Chemicals Coalition will give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive, helpful,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Exxon Misled on Climate

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Harvard researchers are out this morning with a peer-reviewed analysis concluding Exxon Mobil misled

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New Regulations for Fuel Specifications

(National.org)  New regulations for New Zealand’s fuel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels that are better for people,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

USTDA Introduces U.S. Carbon Capture and Recycling Technology to South Africa

(U.S. Trade and Development Agency)  Today (August 18, 2017), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Swayana

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Report: Czech Groundwater Pollution Worsening

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The quality of groundwater worsened last year as against the previous years as experts found the values

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

The Leadership Challenge: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Building World-Class Bioeconomy Teams

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Great process? Great target economics? Great feedstock? That’s super. But no one will ever build a

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Market Value Pivoted Algae Biomass Productivity for Oil to Other High Value Products – Is Oil Still on the Horizon, Somewhere?

by Anju D. Krivov  (Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises Consulting/GSR Solutions LLC)  … In the late 1990s, the low oil prices of less

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Vertibirds Are GO: DOE OKs Vertimass Drop-In Biofuels Technology, Clears Path to Demo Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Vertimass gained its intermediate technology validation with the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office,

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Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (August 22, 2017), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new

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Greenspeed Research Breaks 10-Year World Landspeed Record for Diesel Trucks at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week Event

(Greenspeed Research)  Boise, Idaho Non-Profit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) breaks landspeed record for diesel trucks at a speed of 219.411mph at

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Report Discusses Future Growth of Australian Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria Loses Billions of Naira Due to Shortages of Cassava Plantation

(TVC News)  One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of Ethanol

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Alternative Jet Fuel Slow to Launch

by Gerald Butt (Petroleum Economist)  The global aviation industry is committed to long-term carbon emission cuts, but low oil prices

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Eclipse Visitors, Help Us on Climate

by Mick Harris (Oregon Live)  I loved Richard Waring’s Aug. 17 message to eclipse visitors. As somebody who continues to try and take the

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Clean Energy: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Republicans

by Ashlee Rich Stephenson (Morning Consult/WPA Intelligence/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum)  … Recent studies, sponsored by Yale and George Mason University and

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Behind the Battle for Octane

by Denton Cinquegrana (Oil Price Information Service(OPIS))  What you need to know as the refining, agricultural and auto industries gear up

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan’s Ag Ministry Director Visits Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Deputy Director for Food Security at Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kimihiko Eura, toured

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Fair Trade Coalition Succeeds in Latest Stage of Biodiesel Import Cases

(National Biodiesel Board)  Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Unfairly Subsidize Biodiesel They Export to US   —  The National Biodiesel

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

California Dairy Farm Powers Truck with Methane from Cow Manure

(NGV Journal/Straus Family Creamery)  California dairy farmer Albert Straus, a pioneer in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, announced the launch

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ninth Annual Green Innovation Index Finds California Clean Economy Thriving but Emissions-Reduction Challenges Loom

(Business Wire/Next 10)  As California’s economy continues to grow, the state’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, albeit at a slower

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels from Bacteria: Sandia Labs Helps HelioBioSys Understand New Clean Energy Source

by Jules Bernstein  (Sandia National Laboratory)  … A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that,

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Yogurt Maker Fage Sues over Stalled Ethanol Plant

by John Cropley  (Daily Gazette)  More than $20 million is sought  —  Fage has filed a lawsuit seeking more than

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Case Studies of Funding Bioeconomy Projects: US vs around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Structuring and financing an International Bioeconomy Project is not for the neophyte or the faint of

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Swedish Study Calls for Smaller EV Batteries, Finds Tesla More Polluting than an 8-Year-Old Car

(AutoVista Group)  Swedish researchers have argued that electric vehicle (EV) batteries should not be as large as possible, but as

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Gasoline and Diesel Will Be Around for a Long Time to Come

by Norris McDonald (MSN.com/Wheels.ca)  … So, I’ve been reading about how Big Oil will react when everybody starts running out to buy

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE, DOD Aim for Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels in Defense and Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Don’t Change Horses in the Middle of the River

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  We were disappointed, but not surprised, to see Mike McAdams and his members

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Advances in Carbon Fiber and Graphene Tech: The Higher Purpose in Higher Value Carbon Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today we’d like to highlight advances in the production and use of higher-value forms of

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It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg)  As established players expand, some newcomers seen struggling; New mine teething problems

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: 30% of Norway’s Aviation Fuel Could Be Sustainable by 2030

by Victoria Moores (Air Transport World)  Research commissioned by Norwegian airports operator Avinor has concluded that 30% of Norway’s aviation fuel

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

UAE Algae Could Produce Alternative to Palm Oil

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Receives Grassroots Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented this year’s Grassroots Award to Siouxland Ethanol LLC of Jackson, Nebraska. … “The

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

A Major Moment for Ethanol in Europe

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The next few months are sure to be a crucial period for the European ethanol

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Contribution to a Record-Breaking Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

by Vrinda Manglik (Sierra Club/Huffington Post)  … Contributors leading to these inhospitable conditions include excessive nutrient pollution, which often comes

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Listen to Farmers, Not Oil Industry Lobbyists

by Kris Tom (The Brazil Times) This paper recently published a letter from oil lobbyist Maureen Ferguson attacking Indiana farmers and

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Solar Plants Take Root on Farms

by Jeremy Deaton (Nexus Media) … Many are leasing their fields to solar developers in need of flat land clear of

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Special Report: Refiner Valero’s Secret Campaign against U.S. Biofuels Mandates

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … As part of an extensive behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign, Valero played a key role in bringing these

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: Past, Present & Future of IBI & the Biochar Industry — August 23, 2017

  WEBINAR:  International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  Past, Present & Future of IBI & the Biochar Industry   —   August 23, 2017

The biochar industry has been gaining momentum around the world over the past few years and IBI’s role in the

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Good for Iowa by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (River Cities’ Reader)  Q: How has your support for renewable fuels helped Iowa?  A:  Iowans breathe

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Public Hearing on the Reconsideration of the Midterm Evaluation Final Determination September 6, 2017 in Washington DC; Comment period DEADLINE: October 5, 2017

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA will hold a public hearing on September 6, 2017 in Washington DC to hear public

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Edmonton Biofuel Businessman Fined for Breaching Securities Laws

by Jonny Wakefield (Edmonton Journal)  An Edmonton businessman has settled with the province’s securities regulator after admitting to misleading investors.

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy

(Federal Register/Surface Transportation Board)  The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of two vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation

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Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Unlocking Polylactic Acid from Waste Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methane in biogas offers a renewable alternative to natural gas as a feedstock and intermediate

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Study Says “Cut Cellulosic Ethanol out”, RFA Says “No Way Jose”

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, a new tractable multi-market model study finds that the RFS has substantially benefited

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 11-13, 2019   —   Reston, VA

  23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference   —    June 11-13, 2019   —   Reston, VA

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August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Brexit Fears of Biodiesel Firm

(Motherwell Times)  Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows visited the Newarthill factory of Argent Energy to discuss the effects of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt, EPA Should Heed Court Ruling, Boost RFS Biofuel Blending Levels

(25 x ’25 REsource) In a radio interview in Iowa late last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made pretty clear the rational that

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

NATO-Funded Serbian-Led Project Developing Biofuel from Algae

(Green Car Congress/ NATO)  Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Tested, Proven and Driven – Ethanol Moving Forward

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol celebrated its 30th annual conference this week by highlighting recent victories for the

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: 2017 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2021 – Research and Markets

(Research and Markets/PR Newswire)  The “Biodiesel: 2017 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2021” report has been added to

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Potato Waste Processing May Be the Road to Enhanced Food Waste Conversion

(Pennsylvania State University/Phys.Org)  With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation : Sweden Surpasses 20 Percent Biofuels in Transportation First Half of 2017

(Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation/4-Traders)  The rapid growth of biofuels in Swedish transportation in recent years is mainly attributed to

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

The Circulars Is Open for Entries DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy award program recognizing individuals and organizations making the circular economy a reality, is

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

by Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)  With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Linde Again Awarded with the Supply of a Syngas & Hydrogen Solution (Hydroprime®) for the Renewable Fuel Industry

(Linde)  Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded with the engineering and supply of a modular hydrogen manufacturing unit

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

New Fuels, Vehicles, Both, Together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy initiated a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Transformation Time for Brazilian Energy, Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Specifically, the $155M FS Bioenergia corn ethanol production facility opened this week in Lucas do

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

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