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Environmental Groups Criticise ICAO over Lack of CORSIA Transparency and Threat to Biofuel Sustainability Criteria

(GreenAir Online)   ICAO has come under fire from two environmental groups over a perceived lack of transparency on decisions concerning its CORSIA global carbon offsetting scheme and fears that sustainability criteria

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Biofuels, Electrification, Efficiency: All Necessary in Transport Sector Decarbonization

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Global leaders will need to decide on and implement deep decarbonization strategies for every major sector – energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry,

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Fiat Chrysler and Eni Cooperating on Emissions Reductions

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  The CEOs of Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SpA and Italian energy giant ENI have agreed to jointly develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles. The companies

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True “Social Cost Of Carbon” Is More Than Double Earlier Estimates, Study Finds

by James Ayre (Clean Technica)  The true “social cost of carbon” is more than double earlier estimates — with even just an updated accounting of the agricultural sector on its own

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Pioneer in Biomethane Fleet

(NGV Journal)  Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport awarded Clean Energy a renewable natural gas fueling contract for the airport’s vehicle fleet. The contract calls for Clean Energy to provide the

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Livestock Producers From Ecuador Visit CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   A delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant in Benson yesterday to get a better understanding of dried distiller’s grains (DDGs)

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Heartland Corn Products Host Sibley East High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-nine students from Sibley East High School in Arlington toured Winthrop’s Heartland Corn Products on Nov 14 to gain a better appreciation and understanding on local renewable fuel

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Fuel Economy Is Going up. Vehicle Prices Are Holding Steady.

by Eric Junga (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) In responding to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action on vehicle standards, ACEEE found that average vehicle prices have remained essentially flat over the past

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Mah: Endorsing Palm Oil Biofuel Ban a Step Backwards for Malaysia-EU Trade Ties

(Malay Mail Online)  The vote on Nov 28, 2017 by the Industry, Research & Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Union’s (EU) Parliament  to endorse the ban on palm oil biofuels in Europe,

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Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement

(U.S. Department of Energy)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business

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Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, have successfully modified a microorganism to produce a useful intermediate from sugar fermentation, which can then

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Should Vancouver Be Betting on Biodiesel? Peter Brown Believes the City Is primed to Produce Biofuel

by Dameon Pesanti (Columbian)  With the earnestness of a missionary, Peter Brown will proselytize about the eco-friendliness of biodiesel and methane digesters — or extol their virtues with the already converted.

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Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7 Percent of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

( São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP/EurekAlert!)  Expansion of sugarcane cultivation for biofuel in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could also reduce global emissions of carbon

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OPEC’s Next Move Is Being Closely Watched by Sugar Traders

by Agnieszka De Sousa (Bloomberg)  Any oil price move could have knock-on effect in sugar market; That’s because biofuel made from cane competes with gasoline  —  As energy minsters meet in Vienna this

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SCOTUS Watch: Can Tribunals Replace Juries in Nixing Patents?

by  Lisa V. Mueller (Michael, Best & Friedrich/Biofuels Digest)  On November 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in Oil States Energy Services LLC. v. Greene’s Energy

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Now Deploying at Commercial Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks

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CRISPR’s Impact on Diesel Is Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, Fuzhong Zhang, associate professor at the School of Engineering & Applied Science updated the Digest this week and noted that “We designed and then

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Copersucar Partners with BP on Ethanol Complex in Brazil

(Reuters)  Brazil’s Copersucar, one of the world’s largest ethanol merchants, and BP’s Brazil unit said on Thursday they will form a 50-50 logistics joint venture in the country. The venture will

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Ethanol Blended Gasoline Saves Motorists Money

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  An ethanol industry spokesman says the price difference between ethanol and gasoline favors motorists who use ethanol blends.  Renewable Fuels Association vice-president Robert White tells

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Ron Paul: Why Trump Must Tackle the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ron Paul (Campaign for Liberty/Fox News)  … While I am sure many Republicans would love to see the RFS repealed entirely – myself included – some have proposed a simple

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As 2018 Renewable Fuel Numbers Disappoint, It’s ‘Advanced Biofuels Industry to EPA: More Please, Sir!’

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency released its final Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of

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2018 RVOs Keep Conventional Biofuels on Track

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The total renewable

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Biodiesel Industry Disappointed by Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB: EPA Missed an Opportunity to Grown American-Made Energy and Jobs  —  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the required volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable

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EPA Finalizes RFS Volumes for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volumes for 2019

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018, and biomass-based

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ASC and MSC Release Joint Seaweed Standard

(Algae Industry Magazine) The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have announced the launch of the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The joint standard marks a first for

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Talk Climate Institute — March 12-13, 2018 — St. Paul, MN

  Talk Climate Institute   —   March 12-13, 2018   —   St. Paul, MN

Join Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy for this two day intensive workshop designed to empower people to talk about climate change. Understand the powerful factors that shape opinions, and

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MEPs Raise Ambition on Transport with ‘Sustainable’ Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Contrary to the European Commission’s initial proposal, the European Parliament voted on Tuesday (28 November) to increase targets for sustainable energy and reintroduce a sub-target for transport, by

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

That Unsold Bottle of Merlot Is Probably Winding up in Your Gas Tank

by John Capone (Quartz Media)  … It’s where the dregs of every vodka still and every 9-year-old barrel-aged small batch bourbon expire. It’s where all the watery beer that didn’t end

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U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports

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Brazil Lower House Passes Bill Aimed at Boosting Biofuels Use

(Reuters)  Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved on Tuesday a bill to set up a program to boost the use of biofuels, a move that could sharply change the way fuel

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Results of UW-Madison Study on Carbon Emissions Disputed

by Carol Spaeth-Bauer (Wisconsin State Farmer)  A University of Wisconsin-Madison study released on Nov. 15 has officials in the ethanol industry frustrated, disputing the methodology of the study saying the claims of the study

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Four Big Problems with a Carbon Tax

by Amy Harder (Axios) … That’s how I see things with a carbon tax, despite many economists insisting it’s the best, simplest way to combat climate change. There’s four big problems, as I

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EPA Administrator to Host Town Hall in Iowa

by Ben Nuelle (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to visit Iowa Friday. Sources say Pruitt will host an “invite only” farmer meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. in

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Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy

(IEA Bioenergy)  Bioenergy has an essential and major role to play in a low-carbon energy system. For instance, modern bioenergy in final global energy consumption should increase four-fold by 2060 in

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The Cost of Ethanol: Bad Faith, Broken Promises and a Plan up in Smoke

by Joel Wittnebel (The Oshawa Express)  The shroud of secrecy at Oshawa’s waterfront is starting to lift, and it tells a troubling tale of mismanagement, failed investments and poor decisions that not

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EU Targets on Renewables and Energy: Progress Slowing Down

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The European Union (EU) and most of its Member States are on track to reach their 2020 targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Increases in energy consumption are

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Neste Singapore Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

(Neste Corporation) Neste, along with Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry), Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to Finland, and Ms. Paula Parviainen, Finnish ambassador to Singapore, and

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USGC: Chinese, US Delegations Discuss Fuel Ethanol during Forum

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Delegates from U.S. and Chinese government agencies, biofuels companies and research institutes discussed fuel ethanol production, use and policy during the recent Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum

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WINN Initiative Awards $3.5 Million to Enerkem Alberta Biofuels

(Western Economic Diversification Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., is receiving $3.5 million from the Government of Canada through the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative to build the final

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Harvesting the Sun for Power and Produce: Agrophotovoltaics Increases the Land Use Efficiency by over 60 Percent

(University of Hohenheim)  Until now, acreage was designated for either photovoltaics or photosynthesis, that is, to generate electricity or grow crops. An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project near Lake Constance, however, has

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European Parliament Sets Stage for a Battle over Biofuels

(ePURE) Industry Committee vote falls short of what is needed to fix the Commission’s RED II proposal  —  The report adopted today by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee sets

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Japan Will Allow Gas Blends Using U.S. Ethanol

by Ray Grabanski (Progressive Ag/Ag Week)  … Japan announced that it will allow gasoline blenders to use ethanol sourced from the U.S. Japan currently allows blending with Brazilian sugar ethanol, but

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Map of 224 European Biorefineries Published by BIC and nova-Institute

(Bio-based News)  Biorefineries are the heart of the bioeconomy. Here, different types of biomass are fully utilised and transformed into a large variety of chemicals and materials The map distinguishes between

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Government Initiates Rejuvenation Program for North Sumatra`s Palm Oil Plantations

(AntaraNews.com)  The government has initiated a program to rejuvenate palm oil plantations in North Sumatra spread across 9,109.29 hectares in 12 districts. Serdang Bedagai, Langkat, South Labuhan Batu, Labuhan Batu, Asahan,

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Algae.Tec Moves away from Biofuel as Managing Director Steps Down

by Rachel Williamson (Stockhead.com)  Algae.Tec’s boss Peter Hatfull has exited the business as it transitions from biofuel into a “plant-based health and wellbeing company”. Mr Hatfull has been replaced by chairman

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From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented

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Provivi and the Insect Love Story that Never Happens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a biotechnology succeed in reducing pests and the resultant damage to crops they bring — by making it nearly impossible for them to find mates

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Safran Pursues Its Commitment on the Biofuel Trail

(Safran Group)  Safran, which is already involved in the development of biofuels for aeronautics, is supporting an initiative led by the Masdar Institute’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) in the Abu

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Seeks to Head off New Aircraft Emissions Dispute

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  UN aviation agency adopted emissions standards last year;  EU Commission wanted EU to be able to go further; EU member states want EU to stick to UN-agreed ones;  Member states, European

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Commission’s Biofuels Proposal May Kill Future Investment, Industry Warns

by Samuel White (EurActiv)  The biofuels industry has hit out at the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the cap on crop-based biofuels in the EU’s transport fuel mix, saying it would undermine

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DuPont Launches Synerxia Thrive to Increase Ethanol Yields

(DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced the launch of Synerxia Thrive Fermentation System, the newest innovation in the company’s synergistic fermentation system technologies. The new fermentation system will

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New Pathways, Better Biofuels

by Erika Ebsworth-Goold  (Washington University in St. Louis/The Source)  An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis is using e. coli to manufacture biofuel. New research from the lab further refines

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NBB Members Head to the Hill to Urge Reinstatement of the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board)  Starting today, nearly 100 members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) are in Washington, D.C., to participate in their biannual fly-in to the Nation’s Capital. NBB members plan

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TO-SYN-FUEL Project: First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(TO-SYN-FUEL) Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated in the first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the

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Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production from Macroalgae (Seaweed)

by Mohsen Soleymani and Kurt A. Rosentrater (Bioengineering)  A techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from macroalgae was carried out in this study. Six different scenarios were examined for the production of

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Estonia’s Eesti Gas to Start Selling Biomethane Next Year

(Bioenergy Insight)  Estonian natural gas distributor Eesti Gaas has signed a contract with renewable fuels provider Rohegaas to buy around 11 million m3 of biomethane from the company over the next two

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City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change

(FortisBC)  …  Together, FortisBC and Vancouver are working to increase the use and supply of renewable natural gas. FortisBC is an industry leader in renewable energy innovation through programs such

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If our gasoline composition is right then ethanol can work,” said Alfonso Martinez, undersecretary of protection of the environment and natural resources in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in a phone interview

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Feature: Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked for a repeal of a ban on ethanol

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“Borneo Atlas” To Help Palm Oil Buyers Check On Forest Damage

(Reuters/Malaysian Digest)  Researchers have created for the first time a detailed map that will help buyers and consumers of palm oil

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

‘Address Ethanol Availability Issues’

by Andhra Pradesh (The Hindu)  Chairman of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Pralhad Joshi on Thursday wanted the State

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Drivers May Bear the Brunt of U.S. Biofuel Quotas

by Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg)  With higher blend credit prices come stronger gasoline margins; Refiners likely to pass higher costs at the pump:

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Issues Leave KTC’s Rs 2 Crore ‘Green’ Buses Languishing

by Nida Sayed  (Times of India)  Less than four months after being launched by the Goa government, two of the three eco-friendly

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy

by Gerard Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  … In the U.S., fighting between Big Ag and Big Oil over first-generation

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

From Algae Blooms to Algae Oil: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Manta Biofuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The promise is this: Manta could one day skim algae right off of the Chesapeake Bay

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Lines Up Four Calif. Distributors

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Houston-based Neste US Inc. has announced exclusive partnerships with four fuel distributors in California to provide public and

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Make Ethanol from Surplus Food Grains: Draft Policy

(The Economic Times)  The government plans to allow foodgrains during surplus production years to be used for production of ethanol that

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

NRL Pact with Biren on Bamboo

(The Telegraph)  Numaligarh Refinery Ltd on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Manipur to source bamboo for its upcoming bio-refinery.

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrial Biotech Sector Calls for an Ambitious Revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto: The Digest’s Special Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We, representatives from large and small companies, NGOs, biomass producers, regions, and academia from all over

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Dutch Researchers Create Maps of GHG Emissions from Biofuel Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a team of scientists charted greenhouse gas emissions resulting from biofuel production, presenting them as

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Assured Offtake by OMCs to Boost Ethanol Supply

(Financial Express)  Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday emphasised the need for offtake guarantee by oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Ethanol Truck Brings Triple Benefits for French Haulier

(Scania)  First came Nicolas, then Jérôme and finally Sophia. Today, the Faramia triplets have reached the age of 31 and are

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UK CAER to Take Part in Gobble Grease Toss 2017

(University of Kentucky) The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sofinnova and Renewable Chemicals Venture Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sofinnova. If you’ve been raising capital in the renewable chemical space you’ve probably knocked on their door. And,

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Biofuels Digest’s Hot 50 Voting Begins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today is the first day for voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

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10 Bioeconomy Bellwethers: Earnings Season Reveals Choppy Waters in Q3 2017, Bullish Outlook for 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The holiday season has arrived and earnings season too — and here are the highlights for

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Is E25 Legal in the Mini Cooper?

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … In an over-simplified explanation, the EPA has claimed the legal authority to

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Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice?

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With the holiday season in full swing, we know Santa’s working on his

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Pollutant Powerplay

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Pacific Ethanol in Stockton, California, will be the first ethanol plant to use

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Extract or Enrich

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With corn distillers oil (CDO) selling for around 25 cents per pound and DDGS for

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ABLC Global 2018 — November 6-8, 2018 — San Francisco, CA

    ABLC Global 2018   —   November  6-8, 2018   —   San Francisco, CA

 ABLC GLOBAL 2018 (Known previously as ABLC NEXT) will take place November 6-9, 2018 at the Nikko Hotel in San

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Quebec Biofuel Company Partners with Qantas in First Long-Term Airline Deal

by Ross Marowits (National Observer)  A Quebec biofuels company has signed its first deal to power an airline’s jets with energy

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Decatur Plant at Forefront of Push to Pipe Carbon Emissions Underground, but Costs Raise Questions

by Tony Briscoe (Chicago Tribune)  As scientists and politicians around the world debate the best way to combat rising greenhouse gases,

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Researchers Using Math to Boost Wheat Straw Use for Ethanol

(Associated Press/U.S. News and World Report)  Researchers in Kansas and China are using mathematical modeling to improve the process of converting

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Opens Door for Solution to Canola Conflict

(Capital Press)  According to the OSU study, Canola poses no greater threat to specialty seed producers than other Brassica species regularly

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Score Victory: EPA Rejects Petitions to Change Point of Obligation in RFS

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected several petitions to change the point of obligation

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

PetroMin Pushes OMCs to Buy Paddy Stubble

by Shine Jacob Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Shreya Jai (Business Standard)  A NITI Aayog suggests an estimated ~11,500 crore would be needed

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

POET and Al Dahra ACX Partner to Grow Distillers Grains Use in the Middle East

(POET)   Distillers grains use is growing under a new partnership that will expand availability of premium Dakota Gold feed in the

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Speed, Baby, Speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DMC’s technology enables reproducibility and robustness to scale; Production of a diversity of targets using a single bioprocess; HTS

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Rockin’ the Cassava: The Shareef Don’t Like It but Nigeria Does

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kebbi State

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

OPEC Will Extend The Cut

by Zainab Calcuttawala (OilPrice.com)  There will be an OPEC deal extension—no matter the public tussling between opposing forces in the industry

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Energy Destiny? Think Energy Density.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Density matters, that’s how we see it. Super-dense fuels are superfuels and they have a real place

November 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European Biorefinery Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to His Administration

(White House)  President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

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Carbon Emissions by Plant Respiration Will Have Large Impact on Climate

(EurekAlert!/University of Minnesota)  Study finds that emission rates are 30 percent higher than previously predicted  —  New findings by researchers from the

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Charting a Cellulosic Path — Enzyme Advances Hold Promise in Corn Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Cellulosic technology companies have invested time and millions of dollars to explore ways to

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Proposals for Support for both the Small Watershed and the Innovative and Nutrient Sediment Reduction Grant Programs

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a request for proposals (RFP)

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Are Petite Poplars the Future of Biofuels? Studies Say Yes

by Michelle Ma (Phys.Org/University of Washington)  In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest’s

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Katter’s Australian Party Offers A$400 Million to North Queensland Bioenergy Corp if It Wins Election

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Katter’s Australian Party has offered an A$400 million loan towards the A$640 million North Queensland Bioenergy

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Investments in Alberta’s Clean Technology Sector Strengthens Innovative Energy Generation

(CISION/Western Economic Diversification Canada)  Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., is receiving $3.5 million from the Government of Canada through the Western Innovation (WINN)

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Aircraft Fueled by Waste Cooking Oil Takes off from Beijing

by Zheng Xin and Wang Wen (China Daily)  Hainan Airlines Flight 497 took off from Beijing at 2:15 pm Tuesday, headed to

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Building Industrial Fermentation for World Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC Next, we invited Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense as part of a special session focused on

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Cheaper, More Efficient Biofuels Targeted with New Yeast

(North Queensland Register)  A Sydney company has been awarded a $4.03 million grant to develop a yeast to address economic

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Nevada DowDuPont Plant: Was the Technology Ready?

by Dan Mika (Nevada Journal)  The DowDuPont cellulosic ethanol plant sits mostly empty today after the chemical giant suspended operations and laid

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

School District Achieves 20-Year Milestone with Biodiesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, N.J., this month celebrates the 20-year anniversary of its transition to cleaner-burning

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

GRFA: IEA World Outlook Confirms Need for Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently responded to the IEA’s

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Australian Researchers Lead Way in Developing Sustainable Biofuel Technology

by Cecilia Connell (ABC News)  An Australian-first biofuel demonstration facility in the New South Wales Hunter Valley has been touted as

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Would Cut EPA Funding by $150M

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday introduced an Interior Department and environment spending bill that would

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RFA Releases New Ethanol Savings Calculator Just in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released an easy-to-use online calculator to help consumers understand how much money they can

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

UAE University Scientists Test Potential of Date Palms as Source of Biodiesel

by Daniel Bardsley (The National)  Oil extracted from the date pits of Khalas dates can be converted to biodiesel with an efficiency

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

UW Entrepreneurial Pipeline Lands Lactic Solutions in Biofuels Marketplace

by Natasha Kassulke (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  When Jim Steele thinks back over the last seven years, from the early research on

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Documentary Shows How Biofuels Lobby Played Parliament

by Peter Teffer (EU Observer)  … The documentary tells the story of how the EU decided to embrace the use of

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Microorganism Factories: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Verdezyne is a privately held industrial biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing novel genetically engineered

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Congress and Tax Legislation: It Is Not Just about Biofuels.

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … BIO has led the effort to prompt Congress to recognize the important and emerging

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UPS ‘Dramatically’ Boosts Renewable Natural Gas for Fleets

by Joseph Bebon  (NGT News)  UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Plowing Minnesota’s Prairie Is Increasing Carbon in the Atmosphere

by Josephine Marcotty (Star Tribune) Newly plowed land in Minnesota released 1.6 million metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere each

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrial Algae Measurements 8.0

by Mark R. Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  he new report, Industrial Algae Measurements 8.0, was released by the ABO Technical Standards Committee

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Russian Scientists Discover Method to Convert Food Waste into Biofuels

(Skoltech)  … Scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures have proposed converting food waste

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique,

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Brazilian Mills Run Corn-Cane Biofuel Plants

(Western Producer/Reuters)  Ethanol producers in Brazil are evaluating the adoption of a plant concept that uses cane, and alternatively corn, to

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

(DEUTZ)  …   DEUTZ has now approved the engine series TCD 2.9 / 3.6 / 4.1 / 6.1 / 7.8 /

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Does Regulating Indirect Land Use Change Work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Farm to Flight – Carinata Crop Commercialization Takes off

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Qantas will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australiaearly in

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Better Soil Could Trap as Much Planet-Warming Carbon as Transport Produces: Study

by Thin Lei Win (Reuters)  Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell, bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Collaborate to Help Power London’s Buses

(Business Wire/Shell)  Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

International Conference on Food Technology — May 14-16, 2018 — Rome, Italy

  International Conference on Food Technology —   May 14-16, 2018   —   Rome, Italy

Theme: Optimizing food and nutritional demand with the help of recent technologies Food technology 2018 is hosted by EuroSciCon and it is

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Method that Cuts Sugarcane Emissions Gets Global Prize

(SciDev.Net) Brazilian awarded prize for method that reduces emissions from cane cultivation; Nitrous oxide emissions cut by 95 per cent through use

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

South Bibb Neighbors Protest Decision to Allow Ethanol Rail Line

(13WMAZ)  The Executive Director of Macon’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Jim Thomas, says they are going to appeal a judge’s ruling

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture?

by Tom Schenk (Terviva/Biofuels Digest)  … Directly and indirectly, Florida’s citrus industry creates almost 45,000 jobs which translate to almost a

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

From Pollution to Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

$2.25 Per Gallon Biohydrocarbon Fuels, Unsubsidized? Biozin Licenses IH2 Technology — Heads for Commercial-Scale in Norway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

A Winning Combination: Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel and Biodiesel Blend

(OPIS)  Written by REG, this free white paper takes a look at the benefits of the latest innovation in renewable fuel –

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

For First Time, Biodiesel Leadership Weighs In With President Trump on RFS, Calls out Contradictions in Refiners’ Arguments

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB’s Governing Board Members Emphasize That Growth in RFS Volumes is Needed  —  Today the executive leadership of the

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Refutes PMAA’s ‘Grossly Overstated’ Claims in Letter to Senate EPW Chairman

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA)’s recent claims that underground storage tanks at fueling stations cannot legally

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Sona Group Beefs up Production at Nigeria-Based Ethanol Plant

(Biofuels International)  India-headquartered Sona Group has announced that it has beefed up the production at its Nigeria-based ethanol plant, according to

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Subsidies Not Enough to Meet Aviation Sector’s Climate Goals

(Biofuels International)  … Paul Peeters, who has completed his PhD on the sustainability of the aviation sector, concludes that climate targets

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

DFW Airport Signs Up for Renewable Natural Gas

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  During the Airports Going Green 2017 conference, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that event host Dallas Fort Worth

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Chris Tindal Joins Advanced Biofuels USA’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release November 15, 2017—Frederick, MD  Chris Tindal, former Director for Operational Energy working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Workshop on Thermochemical Technologies for Feedstock Recycling of Waste — December 5, 2017 — Karlsruhe, Germany

  Workshop on Thermochemical Technologies for Feedstock Recycling of Waste   —   December 5, 2017   —   Karlsruhe, Germany

Task 36 – Integrating energy recovery into solid waste management systems – will host a technology oriented workshop on so

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting — January 7-11, 2018 — Washington, DC

  Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting   —   January 7-11, 2018   —   Washington, DC

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention

November 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14) — May 30- June 1, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium

  14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14)   —   May 30- June 1, 2018   —   Ghent, Belgium

The 14th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 30 May until

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Boosting Bottom Lines with Biochar — December 7, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Boosting Bottom Lines with Biochar   —   December 7, 2017

The buzz about biochar is getting louder, and as global market demand increases, bioenergy producers may have opportunities to capitalize.

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nova Session “Sustainability of first and second generation crops for the chemical and plastics industry – going beyond the food vs. fuel debate” — November 22, 2017 — Cologne/Bonn, Germany

  nova Session “Sustainability of first and second generation crops for the chemical and plastics industry – going beyond the food vs. fuel debate”   —   November 22, 2017   —   Cologne/Bonn, Germany

Brand new research into the sustainability of different bio-based material feedstocks will be presented and discussed. Focus of the workshop will

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Overview of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis — December 6, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Overview of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis   —   December 6, 2017

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) is a national lab–led research and development consortium, funded by the U.S. Department

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 5-6, 2018 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   February 5-6, 2018   —   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Born with the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed nine billion people by

November 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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