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UPDATE 1-French President Macron Says Europe Needs Significantly Higher Carbon Price

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Europe needed a significant minimum carbon price to boost investment in its energy transition, and a European carbon tax

September 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Nigeria: Malaysian Bionas to Build $2.5bn Bio-Fuel Factory in Kaduna State

by Gwladys Johnson (Ecofin Agency)  Malaysian firm Bionas plans to build plant where it will produce bio-fuel from Jatropha plant, in Zaria, Kaduna State. “Jatropha plant could produce aviation fuel and sell

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures: Part 2 – The Pro Forma

by Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Developing a pro forma projection for an investment opportunity is the first step for an entrepreneur seeking capital, and also the first screening level financing institutions use

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Integrated, Hedged, Fast-Growing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions,

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Stuttgart Airport Turns to Renewable Fuels

(Biofuels International)  Stuttgart Airport has started using Finnish company Neste’s renewable diesel in a bid to reduce its CO2emissions. The move to Neste’s MY Renewable Diesel comes as part of

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

MSU Research to Harness Algae to Contain Power Plant Emissions

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by a

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $3.5 Million for the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2) Additional Selection

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of one additional project, for up to $3.5 million, as part of the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s)

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Red Rock Central High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eleven students from Red Rock Central High School traveled across town on Sept 15 to visit Highwater Ethanol to learn about renewable energy production.  The students, from

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Congratulates Jetz on Addition of E15, E85 at Second Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates Jetz Convenience Centers for the addition of new ethanol blender pumps at its station in Muskego, Wisconsin. A

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

‘No Rationale for Further Reducing’ 2018 RFS RVO, RFA Says in Response to EPA Notice

(Renewable Fuels Association)   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA), seeking comment on potential options for reductions in the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The Message Is Clear: We Must Create Demand

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth above 15 billion gallons will require new markets and widespread understanding of ethanol’s carbon-reduction value.  —  … The guaranteed market for 15 billion gallons has

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The ‘Cool’ Fuel

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Multiple trade groups and ethanol companies offer internships, contests and events to get young people interested in biofuels. The next generation is drawn to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Engineering and Evolution in Biotechnology

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advancements in yeast optimization are gaining momentum. New companies are entering the space and veterans are improving their processes.  —  Yeast strains used in

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Innovation in the Lab

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol laboratories use HPLCs to find issues early in fermentation, but increasingly have been using the data for process optimization.  —  High-performance liquid chromatography

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

U-Turn on Climate Rule

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Reversing course, DOT told a federal judge in New York in a letter it will publish a regulation requiring states to track emissions from highways and craft reduction

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel Market Size Worth $115.65 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 6.7%: Grand View Research, Inc.

(Grand View Research/CISION PR Newswire)  The global ethanol fuel market is expected to reach USD 115.65 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.7%, according to a new report by Grand View Research,

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Korean Bioethanol Advisory Team Visits Quad County Corn Processors in Galva

(Pilot Tribune)  Ten representatives from the Korean Bioethanol Advisory Team traveled to the United States from September 19–21 to learn more about Iowa’s corn and ethanol industries.  As part of

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Vacation Powered by E85

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  … We decided on visiting some national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah. Naturally, this adventure had to be done in a Flex Fuel

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Can The Corn Ethanol Lobby Win In Mexico, Too?

by David Blackmon (Forbes)  … The elimination in the U.S. of the use of MTBE as a gasoline oxygenation agent by the EPA was a big factor in the initial turn to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: Blended Fuels Are the Way to Go

by Glenn Badenhop (The Blade)  Oil refineries in Ohio and across the country are misleading the public about the Renewable Fuel Standards, and this deception was most recently on display in The

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s Bait-And-Switch On The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  … “Now it is time for action,” Monte Shaw, IRFA executive director, said following Trump’s Iowa appearance. “President Trump’s EPA needs to release the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Year-Round Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Managing Seasonal Variation in Algae Production, and Reducing Ash

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to better manage seasonal variation in algal biomass production, through stabilization to reduce conversion costs, and

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Local Retailer Kicks-Off Husker Fuel

by Chabella Guzman   (KTIC Radio)  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Renewable Fuel Nebraska are getting behind ethanol and have signed on with retailers to launch Husker Fuel, an E15

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Crossing the Valley of NLACM with Alcohol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s one crossing worse than the Valley of Death and that is the Valley of NLACM. Although it sounds more like a goose trying to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

With Extra Sugar, Leaves Get Fat Too

(Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists tip balance of plant metabolism to increase oil content in leaves with aim of making biofuels and related useful chemicals  —  … In plants, this extra fat accumulation

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Corn Ethanol Producers Aim to Out-Pump Competitors

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market.

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Magellan to Offer E15 at All Iowa Fuel Terminals

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Magellan Midstream Partners fuel pipeline and storage company is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. “This

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Growing Diesel-Side Demand: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the biggest US-based producer of biomass-based diesel, and leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services.

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures (Part 1 of 11)

by Wayne Lee and Gerald Kutney (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  This article is the introduction to a series of articles[1], reviewing the typical steps that investors consider before providing financial support

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Trashy Sources Advances

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Firms turn to garbage and wheat straw to make the fuel alcohol  —  Residents of Edmonton, Alberta, will soon be able to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Korean Students Learn to Make Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

5th Annual Bioenergy Day — October 18, 2017 — various locations in US

Organizations from across the United States will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level. What is bioenergy? Bioenergy is

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ohio State Leads Effort to Prep Students for Biobased Careers

by Tracy Turner (Ohio State University)  Students at The Ohio State University and Central State University, a historically black university in Wilberforce, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Conference — December 7, 2017 — London, UK

  Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Conference   —   December 7, 2017   —   London, UK

Optimising the AD industry to reduce emissions through the 2020s.  With the Brexit negotiations underway and the new Government committed to reducing carbon emissions, the ADBA National Conference will address

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Visegrad and Balkans Hit out at Commission over Biofuels Phase-Out Proposal

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (Euractiv)  The Visegrad group and two Balkan countries signed a joint declaration urging the European Commission to reconsider its proposal to gradually phase out first generation biofuels after

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden-Based Biofuels Producer SEKAB Joins LSB

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biofuels group Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed Swedish company SEKAB as its new member. SEKAB is a producer of bio-based chemicals and biofuels and

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Says Corn Stover and Crop Residues Are Billion-Dollar Opportunity for Ag States

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, new economic reports show that producing biomass fuel pellets from crop residues like corn stalks can provide a billion-dollar development opportunity for agricultural states.

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Expert Gives Conditions Necessary for Biogas Production

(The News)  Mr Micheal Kottner, an expert in biogas, says sustainable biogas production is possible if the Federal Government can have the political will to put the legal framework in

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Any Renewable Energy Solution Requires Extracting the Full Value of Biomass

by A.J. (Sandy) Marshall (Bioindustrial Innovation Canada/Canada Biomass)  … Today, climate change concerns are demanding an ever-increasing management of greenhouse gases. As a result, society is establishing a pricing on carbon

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

ANDRITZ Successfully Starts up Fibria’s New Pulp Mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil

(ANDRITZ)  International technology Group ANDRITZ has completed start-up of key production technologies and equipment for Fibria’s new pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.  …   In

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Senator Endorses ‘Price on Carbon’ to Fight Climate Change

by Justin Worland (Time Magazine)  Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a “price on carbon” to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment. Speaking at a climate change conference held by former

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Lessons Learned Presenting Biotechnology Scale-Up During Fundraising

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors/Biofuels Digest)  … This paper will build on my previously published white paper on what makes scale-up of advanced biotechnology so difficult, to summarize lessons learned presenting technology

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

India’s Biofuels Leader, Going beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Singing a Song in Singapore: GoodFuels Marine, BHP, and MPA Collaborate on Biofuels during Closed-Door Roundtable

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Singapore, a closed-door biofuel roundtable organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, BHP and GoodFuels Marine, brought some excitement to the maritime

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Why Small, Local, Organic Farms Aren’t the Key to Fixing Our Food System

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  The food movement has a problem: It’s right about what’s wrong with our system, but wrong about how to fix it.  But what is the

September 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenspeed Research + Tires = New World Record

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  We Did It!  THE SHORT VERSION   —  With the last borrowed tire and wheel returned to its rightful owner, the Greenspeed Research adventures of Speed

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Green Fuel’s $1bn Expansion Project On Hold

by Martin Kadzere (AllAfrica/The Herald)  Ethanol producer, Green Fuel has put on hold its $1 billion expansion programme as the current environment does not support the scale of investment, sources

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

CSNews’ 2017 Fuels Leader of the Year Is…

by Angela Hanson (Convenience Store News)  Through the efforts of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association (MSSA) and its executive director Lance Klatt, among others, retailers and consumers

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:  From KTIC RADIO. According to the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Blue Heron is the only fuel station in Gothenburg with flex fuel pumps offering a variety of cleaner-burning

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Grand Opening In Gothenburg

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KTIC)  Flex fuel vehicle drivers can take advantage of huge savings on E85 for just $0.85 a gallon at the Gothenburg Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza (1102

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Trade Mission to Expand Export Opportunities to Brazil

(World-Grain.com)  During a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to São Paulo and Recife, Brazil, Sept. 25-29, leaders from 24 U.S. agribusinesses and trade organizations will explore opportunities to

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling a Cleaner Combustion

(KAUST Discovery) Insight into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive shows it could promote cleaner and more efficient combustion.  —  An additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Cloncurry Shire Council and MITEZ Develop Bio-Fuels Trial

by Chris Burns (North West Star)  … Seven types of plants will be grown in a four acre plot near Cloncurry’s sewerage treatment works which have been selected for their use in

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

China to Import More Corn to Meet Ethanol Fuel Use – Analyst

by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China could import up to 20 million tonnes of corn a year, more than six times the current level, to meet a switch to

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

BHP Billiton, GoodFuels Team up for Singapore’s First Biofuel Bunkering Trial

by Tan Hwee Hwee (Business Times)  Australia-based commodity giant BHP Billiton and clean fuel-focused GoodFuels are teaming up to run the first pilot bunkering operation with biofuel in Singapore. The two

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

From Project to Player: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Amyris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Amyris reported Q2 2017 revenues of $25.7M million, more than double the sales from 2016. The increase was driven by a major increase in product

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Modular Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Biomass Magazine)  EU-funded project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive biobased fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Switchgrass Could Help China’s Air Quality

(University of Illinois ACES/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China’s

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Censky, McKinney Nomination Hearing Addresses Biofuels, RFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Sept. 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Registration Opens for 2017 No-Harm Test of Biodiesel Stabilizers

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Germany’s biodiesel quality management association AGQM has opened registration for its latest round of no-harm

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Governor Signs Bill Requiring Biodiesel in Heating Oil

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) New Yorkers in downstate counties will soon benefit from cleaner air due to the increased use of

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

$10M DOE Grant to Help Boost Camelina Oilseed Yield

(Michgan State Univesity)  Both civil airlines and the military have successfully used camelina oil blends to fly airplanes. Camelina is

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Bioethanol Industry Boosted by Launch of Parliamentary Group

(Biofuels International)  A new All-Party Parliamentary Group has been launched for British bioethanol. The committee of MPs and Peers with

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene  —  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Water Management in Biomass Processing

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Building Blocks from Biocrude: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to High Value Methoxyphenols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop and optimize a hybrid separation

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Oakland and San Francisco Lawsuits to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Their Contributions to Sea Level Rise a ‘Bold and Necessary Step to Protect Their Communities,’ Says Science Group

by Ken Kimmell (Union of Concerned Scientists)  Oakland and San Francisco today (September 20, 2017) announced lawsuits against fossil fuel

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Yelp! 18 Kelp Wheps Get $22M in ARPA-E Help

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, ARPA-E has unveiled its latest moonshot and is investing $22M in Macroalgae Research Inspiring

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

(Trestle Energy/CISION PR Newswire)  New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Government Introduces Proposals for Cap on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  The UK government has made proposals to introduce a cap on crop-based biofuels in order

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

World Bio Markets — March 20-22, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

  World Bio Markets   —   March 20-22, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference brings together all levels of the bio-based value chain; including government, feedstock producers, logistics providers, investors, chemicals and

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

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

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

EBB Will Challenge EU Reduction on Argentinian Biodiesel Duties

(Biofuels International)  The European Union is lowering import duties on Argentinian biodiesel after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled against

September 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Anti-Biofuel Ideologues Support the Oil Status Quo

by Eric Sievers (Ethanol Europe/Euractiv)  Anti-biofuel ideologues claim to be pro-climate and pro-development. But their positions, in fact, support the

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine) … For years, the private sector and experts from nongovernmental organizations

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Gasoline on Steroids for Motorcycles

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The RFA supports the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year. This was the

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Enzyme’s Worth to Biofuels Shown in Latest NREL Research

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Department for Transport Announces Biofuel Reforms

(NNFCC Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Monster Whitechapel Fatberg Given New Lease of Biodiesel Life

(Thames Water)  The monster 250-metre long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel, Thames Water has

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Timber Bio-Fuel Stymied by Lack of Government Incentives, Says Industry

(ABC News Rural)  With a number of coal-fired power stations tipped to close over the next decade, the Queensland timber

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Icahn’s Oil Refiner CVR Starts Unwinding Biofuels Bet

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Carl Icahn’s refining company CVR Energy (CVI.N) has begun buying biofuel credits for

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Stops Work on Airline Emissions Standards

(Summit County Citizens Voice)  Agency’s move could violate federal environmental laws  —  A little more than a year after determining

September 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No Emissions” Bus Grant Program

by James Ayre (Clean Technica)  The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has announced a new $55 million grant

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Gasification 2018 — March 28-29, 2018 — Frankfurt, Germany

  Gasification 2018   —   March 28-29, 2018   —   Frankfurt, Germany

ACI’s 7th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on first quarter of 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, will comprise two days of formal

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: BIO International Convention — June 4-7, 2018 — Boston, MA DEADLINE: October 12, 2017

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  BIO International Convention   —   June 4-7, 2018   —   Boston, MA   DEADLINE:  October 12, 2017

The BIO International Convention brings together the most innovative thinkers and leaders in biotechnology. Our education program covers a wide

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

BIO International Convention — June 4-7, 2018 — Boston, MA

  BIO International Convention   —   June 4-7, 2018   —   Boston, MA

BIO 2018 in Boston, MA next June 4-6 will bring together the most innovative thinkers in biotechnology. The BIO International

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Rethink Methane — February 6-7, 2018 — Sacramento, CA

  Rethink Methane   —   February 6-7, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

Learn how renewable methane can help California: Achieve GHG emissions reduction objectives in SB 32, AB 197, and SB 1383

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuture Summit 17 — October 24-25, 2017 — São Paulo, Brazil

  Biofuture Summit 17  —   October 24-25, 2017   —   São Paulo, Brazil

In recent times, renewable energy has been increasingly garnering attention and yielding investiment and cooperation, particularly in the power generation

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: BIOKET — March 6-8, 2018 — Strasbourg, France DEADLINE: September 29, 2017

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  BIOKET   —   March 6-8, 2018   —   Strasbourg, France   DEADLINE:  September 29, 2017

Biomass is a wonderful resource to be transformed into chemicals, biobased materials, food and feed ingredients or energy. Still, adaptation

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

BIOKET — March 6-8, 2018 — Strasbourg, France

  BIOKET   —  March 6-8, 2018   —   Strasbourg, France

Biomass is a wonderful resource to be transformed into chemicals, biobased materials, food and feed ingredients or energy. Still, adaptation

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

More Efficient Use of Raw Materials with the Aid of ‘Molecular Conveyor Belts’

(Phys. Org/Goethe University)   Currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Can Help Ethanol Play a Greater Role in Reducing Canada’s GHG Emissions

(Market Insider/PR Newswire) The government’s existing ethanol blend mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline,

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Supply Looks Thin Moving into Q4 and beyond: Sources

(Platts/UkrAgroConsult)  The US could have trouble meeting its biodiesel blending mandate as imports from Argentina and Indonesia have been cut

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Holiday Petrol Price War Sees E10 Drop 6 ¢ in Southeast Queensland

by Lexie Cartwright (News.com.au/Courier Mail)  A petrol price war is brewing for the school holidays as an independent retailer drops the

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

British Airways Tries Again on Waste-Based Biofuels​

by Victoria Moores (Air Transport World)  UK carrier British Airways (BA) has partnered with renewable fuels company Velocys, after an earlier waste-to-fuel

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigerian Sugar Council Wants E10 to Buffer from Global Oil Demand Shifts

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Takin’ Out the Oxygen with Electro-Deoxygenation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate the techno‐economic feasibility of upgrading

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act: Environmental, Health & Consumer Considerations

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply is provided by renewable

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Trade Agreement Changes Are Destroying Ag Market Opportunities

by Bruce Rohwer (Paullina/Des Moines Register)  To accommodate the bounty Iowa’s farmland produces, we farmers need every market and marketing

September 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Johnson: Biofuels Powering a Renewable Future

by Roger Johnson (National Farmers Union/AgriNews)  … The U.S. must implement federal-level policies that encourage expanded markets for these energy sources and

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Is the EPA Scamming Auto Owners?

by Dale Christensen (Glacial Lakes Energy/Argus Leader)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soaking auto owners

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Urges EPA to Take New Look at Midlevel Blends

by Jeff Barber (Oil Price Information Service)  he U.S. ethanol industry is hoping it can obtain from the Trump administration

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Relaunches Controversy about Biofuels and Food Prices

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (Euractiv)  A new study commissioned by environmental NGOs found that the production of first generation biofuels has

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Impact on Soybean Oil Prices Lower than Previously Thought

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  An agriculture economist says biodiesel production has had less impact on soybean oil prices

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Plant to Be Built in Slovakia

(Biofuels International)  Clariant, a developer of specialty chemicals, and Enviral, Slovakia’s largest bioethanol producer, have announced a license agreement on

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s All in the Risk

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has been conservative on risky investments since its most recent downturn,

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Kearney Hub Editorial: Ethanol Blending Takes Sting off at Pump

(Globe Gazette)  Expect gasoline prices to climb into the $2.80 range, the Oil Price Information Service warns, because Hurricane Harvey

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?

by Bharat Jhunjhunwala (The Free Press Journal)  Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Moving into Markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Engine/Fuel Transformation

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

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil and Ethanol Groups Debate Future of Fuel

by Ben Nuelle (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  … Members of the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Petroleum Institute discussed the

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Modular Drop-In Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries

(Phys.Org/ VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)  EU project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Investing in Sustainable Greenhouse Growing Systems

(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Cision)  Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry is an important driver of economic growth in Canada. The Government of Canada continues to

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Depolymerizing That Dang Lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochemical Lignin Deconstruction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop a biological approach to

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

What the EU Risks by Opening up Its Market to Brazilian Sugar Cane Ethanol

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Euractiv)  Free and fair trade that helps boost economic growth and create jobs is a concept most

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

New U.S. Duties on Biodiesel Will Create Void

by Sean Pratt  (The Western Producer)  If the U.S. plans to fill the gap created by slamming the door on

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Getting to the Point (Mutations) in Re-Engineering Biofuel-Producing Bacterial Enzymes

(Newswise/U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers from Spain, Poland and Ireland have developed a new computational method to rapidly screen the

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Tacoma Oil Refinery Wants to Produce Renewable Fuels for the First Time

by Candice Ruud (The News Tribune)  An oil refinery on Tacoma’s Tideflats is filing for permits to build a renewable energy

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Scaling Up Without Wall Street

by Daniel de Liege  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Alliance Bio-Products’ chairman provides a detailed account of hurdles cleared and decisions made

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Nearly $20 Million To Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB to Hold Workshop on Proposed LCFS Amendments Sept. 22

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

UT Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Toledo, Ohio, has certainly seen its share of unwanted algae over the past years. Now, a new

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

How Two Microbes Joined Forces to Produce Bio-diesel from Carbon Waste

by Tv Jayan (The Hindu)  JNU researchers discover bacteria from Rajasthan, Ladakh, use them as catalysts  —  Using microbes growing

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Court Temporarily Blocks Higher Ethanol in Gasoline -Activist

by Adriana Barrera (Reuters)  A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Enerkem Begins Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol from Garbage at Its State-of-the-Art Edmonton Biofuels Facility

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced today it has started the commercial

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on E15 Hurricane Help

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Fuel disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey were mitigated somewhat, thanks to an early end to the summer

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Could China’s Ethanol Mandate Jolt US Corn Prices?

(The Fence Post)  … Answering the call for clean air, China plans to dramatically boost ethanol use in its gasoline supply,

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids: Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On September 14, IEA Bioenergy presented a free international webinar entitled, “Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

EU-28 Biodiesel Imports Likely to Increase Significantly

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  EU-28 biodiesel imports from the world’s three biggest exporters, Argentina, Indonesia and Malaysia, have dropped substantially since 2013.

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

You Wascaly Lignocellulose, Deconstruct: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project led by Pacific Northwest National Lab

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Psst! The Latest Bioeconomy Flashes from Bayer, Gingko, BioAmber, Joule, TerraVia, Corbion, Phytelligence, DNA Script

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While we’ve been busy fleeing Hurricane Irma, it’s been a busy week for the techies

September 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability: A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region — September 28, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Coming Full Circle with Sustainability: A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region   —   September 28, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join us for a workshop to meet with those interested in developing a circular economy in the District of Columbia, Maryland,

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Geneva International Airport to Incorporate Biojet Fuel Next Year

(Neste Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste and Geneva Airport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Are High Ethanol Blends Going to Be Essential, and Mandatory, for Super High Fuel-Efficient Engines?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, war is surely about to break out over E25-E30 blending, now that RFA CEO Bob

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Ruthenium-Based Catalyst Could Be Biomass Game-Changer

(Biofuels International)  Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new catalyst to improve the synthesis of primary amines

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Where Corn Pollutes America Most, and Who’s Responsible

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  Companies want to know the environmental impact of their supply chains. Researchers used a crucial commodity

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

International Biomass Conference & Expo — April 16-18, 2018 — Atlanta, GA

  International Biomass Conference & Expo   —   April 16-18, 2018   —   Atlanta, GA

International Biomass Conference & Expo is where future and existing producers of biobased power, fuels and thermal energy products go

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Call from the SD Hall: Broin Changed the World of Biofuels

by Caitlynn Peetz (The Daily Republic)  … Thirty years into a career in biofuels, (Jeff) Broin has built POET from a

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Teams up with Solar for Aldoga Renewables Bid

by Chris Lees (Gladstone Observer)  Southern Oil is behind an innovative plan to take on the Aldoga renewable hub. The company,

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Downstate New York Poised to Lead the Way for Cleaner Home Heating

(National Biodiesel Board)  Downstate New York counties are set to provide cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Unprofitable Ethanol Projects See Light at End of Tunnel

(VietNam Net Bridge)  With the state’s policy of using E5 biofuel throughout the country from early 2018, ethanol projects that

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Democrat Senators Offer Farm Bill Energy Package

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Senator Al Franken (D-MN), together with Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced the

September 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. EPA Chief Denies Icahn Influence in Biofuel Regulation

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters) Investor Carl Icahn never wielded excessive influence on U.S. biofuels policy while acting as President Donald Trump’s adviser

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

UPDATE 4-China Sets 2020 Target for Nationwide Ethanol Use to Cut Corn Stocks

by Josephine Mason, Chen Aizhu, Dominique Patton and Hallie Gu (Reuters) Beijing sets first timeline for ethanol use in cars;  Push comes amid

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Over 150 Biofuels Champions in D.C. Today to Kick Off Industry’s Largest Advocacy Summit

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy is holding its annual advocacy conference in Washington, D.C., this week, bringing together over 150 leaders

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Startup Is Developing Kelp Farms in the Open Ocean to Make Carbon-Neutral Biofuel

by Lacy Cooke (Inhabitat)  Marine BioEnergy’s new kelp elevator grows seaweed on a long tube, and if tests go well,

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Sept. 26 Ribbon Cutting for Selma Ethanol Project

(Johnstonian News)  The Town of Selma’s Planning and Economic Development Office, Johnston County’s Economic Development Office and the Smithfield-Selma Area

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

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