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Enviva: Track & Trace Data Conforms Sustained Forest Growth
January 31, 2018 – 8:39 pm | No Comment

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. …

WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project
January 31, 2018 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(WesTech Engineering/Biomass Magazine)  The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a technology-based economic development program funded by the state of Utah, has awarded a $175,320 grant for development of a commercial algal application in the removal …

California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Joins Biofuels Groups in Opposing AB 1745
January 31, 2018 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliance)  On January 19th, CABA joined biofuels groups in opposing AB 1745. Here is the text of the letter:
Dear Assembly Member Ting:
It is after careful deliberation that the undersigned organizations respectfully express opposition …

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels
January 31, 2018 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(Trucking Info)  Fontana Truck Stop Center has an ideal location. It’s just off one interstate and near another, both of them taking traffic to and from Los Angeles. It’s also in an industrial area populated with …

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?
January 31, 2018 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  Only a month after the European Union confirmed Australian canola would satisfy the new 2018 greenhouse gas requirements for use in EU biodiesel, a proposal to alter the EU’s …

Study: Renewable Diesel Doing Its Part
January 31, 2018 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(Trucking Info/Neste)  According to a recent study by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GMA), renewable diesel (RD) is playing an active part in ensuring that heavy-duty vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, are meeting near-zero emissions mandates in …

Letter to the Editor: Renewable Fuel Standard Threatens New Jersey Wildlife & Worsens Climate Change
January 31, 2018 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Kelly M0oij (Audubon Society/Tap Into New Brunswick)  … A decade removed from RFS beginnings has given ample time for evaluation and it’s time to reform the program. As a start, Congress must work to promote …

Reaction to President Trump’s SOTU
January 31, 2018 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  President Donald Trump did mention energy in his first State of the Union address, albeit briefly.
“We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal,” …

U.S. EPA Hopes to Decide Soon on Ethanol Waiver: Administrator
January 31, 2018 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters)  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Tuesday that his agency hopes to decide soon whether it has the legal authority to issue national waiver on selling of motor fuel …

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project
January 31, 2018 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology to clean up waste. The ALG-AD project could potentially result in a circular economy solution …

New Report Shows January 2017 Biodiesel Jobs Jumped 23% on Year
January 31, 2018 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Defense Fund’s new report “In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce” says that 48% of 770,000 people working in renewable energy jobs at the start of …

Flex-Fuel Kits Seen Boosting French Demand for Ethanol
January 31, 2018 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  France’s approval of conversion kit allowing petrol cars to use fuel containing up to 85 percent of ethanol will boost demand for mostly crop-based ethanol next year, French ethanol producers said …

Building Blocks from Biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Methoxyphenols
January 31, 2018 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of advanced biofuels from catalytic pyrolysis, integrated with …

Extraction of Valuable Oils from Algae and other Green Plants: Challenges, Opportunities and Commercial Landscape
January 31, 2018 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Brian Goodall (First Garden City Consulting/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … (I)n the case of microalgae the oil has to coaxed out of the whole plant (typically single cells) using chemical or physical means to …

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018 – An 8-Part Series
January 31, 2018 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week in the Digest, we begin a Special 8-part Series: The State of the Advanced Bioeconomy: Challenges and Priorities for 2018.
As we head into the final month before ABLC 2018, these …

ACE Presents on Ethanol Markets at MN Ag Expo
January 30, 2018 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, updated attendees at the MN Ag EXPO in Mankato, Minnesota, on the changing landscape that allows retailers to offer ethanol-blended …

Cargill to Produce New Products, Including Ethanol, at Germany Plant
January 30, 2018 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cargill recently announced plans to expand its portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany, with advanced biofuels, vegetable wheat protein and industrial wheat starches. The expansion to …

Global Grain Production Mainly Used For Food, Not Fuel
January 30, 2018 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  There’s no shortage of food in the world because of biofuel production, a new report says.

A new report from the Union For The Promotion Of Oil And Protein Plants E.V, a Germany-based trade association …

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: FEW High Octane Award and Award of Excellence DEADLINE: May 4, 2018
January 30, 2018 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: FEW High Octane Award and Award of Excellence   DEADLINE:  May 4, 2018

A team of industry professionals will review nominations and select this year’s winners. Winners will be presented their awards on stage at the FEW during the General Session, Tuesday, June 12th.
2018 FEW Award of Excellence
The Award …

Biomass Biggest Contributor to EU Renewables in 2016, but Ominous Signs for the Industry’s Future
January 30, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Daryl Worthington (Bioenergy Insight)   Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has figures on Renewable Energy use in 2016. The newly published data reveal that the share of renewables reached 17% in 2016, with …

Scientists Develop Process to Produce Higher Quality Fuel from Biowaste
January 30, 2018 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of Calgary)  Researchers have found a way to produce a higher quality, more stable fuel from biowaste, such as sewage, that is simpler and cleaner than existing methods.
“This puts biofuel closer to being a good …

WEBINAR: 2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy by Bloomberg Environment — February 1, 2018
January 30, 2018 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy by Bloomberg Environment    —   February 1, 2018

Bloomberg Environment’s 2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy explores potential legislative, legal, and regulatory developments surrounding climate change, air pollution, water, chemicals, waste, and energy. Bloomberg Environment examines how the current political landscape is shaping action by …

World First as AltAir Biojet Fuel Refinery Achieves RSB Certification
January 30, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials) The RSB is delighted to announce the certification of AltAir to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha, a gasoline component. This industry first sees AltAir join the ranks of RSB certified operators who have …

Ethanol Report on RFA Educational Efforts — 2nd Year of Crappie Masters and New Ethanol in the Classroom
January 30, 2018 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.org)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is targeting boaters and future drivers in educational efforts for 2018 with the renewal of its co-title sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, and the launch …

2018 Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit — March 19 – 21, 2018 — Half Moon Bay, CA
January 30, 2018 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
2018 Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit   —   March 19 – 21, 2018   —   Half Moon Bay, CA

North America’s carbon, emissions, and fuels markets are in a state of uncertainty under today’s policies. The current state of the California’s Cap-and-Trade and LCFS program as well as federal emission initiatives have market participants …

EU Set to Launch Subsidy Inquiry into Argentinean Biodiesel
January 30, 2018 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Reuters/NASDAQ)  The European Commission will next week launch an investigation into whether Argentine producers exporting biodiesel to the bloc are benefiting from unfair subsidies, people familiar with the case said.
The Commission, which oversees trade policy across …

MIT Professor Says Biomass-Based Power Worse than Coal for the Environment
January 30, 2018 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, a new report from MIT Sloan professor John Sterman supports the growing argument that burning wood pellets for power is worse for the climate than burning coal, because of the short-term effects …

OPG Turns Focus to Laos for Oil Palm Plantation
January 30, 2018 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  OPG Tech Co, a local palm oil trader, is gearing up for oil palm plantation and biodiesel production in Laos after seeing limited business opportunities in Thailand. OPG plans to develop the plantation on …

Liquefy Thy Forest: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquefaction of Forest Biomass for Hydrocarbon Fuels
January 30, 2018 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers from Iowa State led by Robert Brown and supported by the DOE’s Biomass Technologies Office is aiming to demonstrate the liquefaction of forest biomass for hydrocarbon fuels, as …

Qantas, Agrisoma, Honeywell, AltAir, WFS Partner in Historic First Pacific Jet Biofuels Flight
January 30, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, has departed from LAX and arrives roughly at Digest press time.
The trans-Pacific …

Clean Energy Sees Double-Digit Growth for Redeem RNG in 2017
January 30, 2018 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel brand, grew by 32% in 2017, up from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons …

Europe’s Polarized Transport Future: A Shift in Biofuel Quality
January 29, 2018 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On January 22, 2018, the 15th International Conference on Renewable Mobility titled “Fuels of the Future” was opened up by a discussion with Members of the European Parliament, as …

AGQM Intensive Seminar: How to Understand Biodiesel: From Feedstock to Certificate of Analysis According to EN 14214 — April 25–27, 2018 — Neusäss, Germany
January 29, 2018 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
AGQM Intensive Seminar:  How to Understand Biodiesel:  From Feedstock to Certificate of Analysis According to EN 14214   —   April 25–27, 2018   —   Neusäss, Germany

Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) together with Analytik-Service Gesellschaft mbH (ASG) offers a three-day seminar for biodiesel analytics.
A fundamental requirement for marketing and use of biodiesel in the European Union is the compliance with the …

March for Science 2018 — April 14, 2018 — Washington, DC and elsewhere
January 29, 2018 – 7:04 pm | No Comment
March for Science 2018   —   April 14, 2018   — Washington, DC and elsewhere

In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.  In 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for …

Economic Survey Suggests Converting Agricultural Waste into Biofuels to Tackle Pollution
January 29, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Mayank Aggarwal (LiveMint)  Survey also recommends ‘congestion pricing’ for vehicles, expanding and improving public bus system to reduce private vehicle use, and phasing out old vehicles to reduce pollution  —  The Economic Survey released on Monday suggested …

City Vehicles Filling up on E30, Saving Money
January 29, 2018 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Dan Crisler (The Public Opinion)  As Glacial Lakes Energy and its partners continue to promote 30 percent ethanol (E30) fuel blends for use in gas vehicles, two City of Watertown departments have jumped on board.

Housing …

Drop-in Biofuels, More Please Sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Jumping Bio-Oil Yields
January 29, 2018 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Improving hydrogen utilization and carbon recovery, as a pathway to higher efficiency bio-oil production using thermochemical process? That’s the focus for a project from RTI International that picked up significant DOE …

Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2017
January 29, 2018 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Bernard Cooker (Chemical Processing Solutions/ Lee Enterprises Consulting Inc./Biofuels Digest)  This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects producing renewable chemical products which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical …

Petrobras to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative after Selling off Biofuel Assets
January 29, 2018 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) is joining the Switzerland-based Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, whose member companies represent more than a quarter of the world’s oil and gas production. OGCI aims …

Québec’s First Biomethanation Project Allows to Refuel Local Fleet
January 29, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Énergir/NGV Journal)  The City of Saint-Hyacinthe confirmed that its biomethanation plant has entered full service, along with the injection of the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced there into Énergir’s (Gaz Metro) network. This step marks the …

UPS Reports on Renewable Diesel Performance, Calls for Bio-Crude Advancements to Increase Production
January 29, 2018 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Tom Quimby (Hard Working Trucks)  With both Ford and Chevy recently announcing diesel engine options for their 2019 ½-ton pickups, it’s safe to say that the nation’s oil-burners, despite ongoing emissions controversy, are not going …

Gatineau Biofuel Company Helping to Revolutionize Airline Industry
January 29, 2018 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(CTV Ottawa)  … Gatineau’s Agrisoma is powering the world’s first ever transpacific flight from the United States to Australia using jet fuel from a renewable source. On Sunday, Australia’s Qantas Airline will depart on a 15-hour …

WEBINAR: Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants — February 8, 2018
January 29, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants   —   February 8, 2018

Recent signing of the largest piece of tax legislation in three decades means nearly all businesses will be affected at some level. Reform provisions are neither simple nor permanent, but they are rife with potential …

Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium — February 25-27, 2018 — Long Beach, CA
January 29, 2018 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium   —    February 25-27, 2018   —   Long Beach, CA

The UC Davis Aviation Noise and Emissions (ANE) Symposium will focus on ground-breaking science, legislative efforts, and community interactions being undertaken by the aviation community. Find out from elected officials, airports, consultants, the FAA and …

Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018 — February 19-20, 2018 — Panama City Beach, FL
January 29, 2018 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018   —   February 19-20, 2018   —   Panama City Beach, FL

Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata, Agrisoma, ARA, CAAFI presents the Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018
DESCRIPTION
Carinata supply chain development through public-private partnership
Focus groups for feedstock development and best management practices
Adoption and outreach
Fuel and bioproduct development
Enhancing …

WEBINAR: Spotlight on Renewable Transportation Fuels—Key Benefits & Market Availability — January 31, 2018
January 29, 2018 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Spotlight on Renewable Transportation Fuels—Key Benefits & Market Availability    —   January 31, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for a complimentary webinar, presented in partnership with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.  “Renewable fuel” is a buzzword increasingly being heard throughout the …

Student Travel Grants to the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit DEADLINE: March 14, 2018
January 26, 2018 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

Get your abstracts for the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit ready! The Algae Foundation has announced that it is offering $500 travel grants to attend the 12th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in The Woodlands, Texas, from …

Farmland Could Be Used to Sustainably Offset America’s Entire Carbon Footprint—if the Will Exists
January 26, 2018 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Louis Verchot (Quartz)  … Positive agricultural interventions could achieve up to 6% of reduction emissions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goals—showing that this sector is not only part of the problem, but part of the solution …

Biobased Buzz: Renewable Propylene Glycol – Early Success in Renewable Chemical Market
January 26, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … According to the Department of Energy, substitution of renewable propylene glycol made from biomass can reduce greenhouse gases by 61 percent, as compared to using petroleum-based propylene …

WTO Rules EU Must Change Duties on Indonesia Biodiesel
January 26, 2018 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Philip Blenkinsop and Bernadette Christina Munthe (Reuters)  The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of several challenges by Indonesia to anti-dumping duties imposed on its biodiesel exports to the European Union, saying the measures needed …

RFA Develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ Program
January 26, 2018 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association has developed a new on-line educational program designed to help tomorrow’s consumers get to know ethanol.
The new “Ethanol in the Classroom” course provides a fun and interactive way …

EPA Pushes Unified National Fuel Emissions Standard
January 26, 2018 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing for a unified national fuel emissions standard for automobiles, a move that could significantly impact California’s stringent car emissions standards.
EPA air and radiation head Bill Wehrum, …

Ethanol Group Urges US EPA to Limit RFS Waivers to Small Refineries
January 26, 2018 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  A major US ethanol trade group is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to be more transparent in weighing requests from small refineries to get out of their obligations under the US biofuel mandate.
EPA …

100% Ethanol-Run Bikes to Be Launched this Month: Nitin Gadkari
January 26, 2018 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Swaraj Baggonkar (Money Control)  The ministry of road transport and highways is urging automotive companies to introduce flex engines that can run with ethanol content as high as 100 percent. — Union minister Nitin Gadkari has …

Husker Researchers Explore Economic Potential for Sweet Sorghum Ethanol in Western Nebraska
January 26, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Richard Perrin (University of Nebraska IANR News)  A team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska.
Sweet sorghum is a cultivar of …

Corn Overtakes Sugar Cane as Ethanol Feedstock in Brazil
January 26, 2018 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Mike Verdin (Agrimoney)  Brazil’s low season for cane crushing is proving particularly downbeat, with processing volumes reaching their lowest in a decade – leaving corn, unusually, as the country’s top ethanol feedstock.

A sharp fall-off is …

The Scientista Symposium 2018 — April 13-15, 2018 — New York, NY
January 26, 2018 – 2:39 pm | No Comment
The Scientista Symposium 2018   —   April 13-15, 2018   —   New York, NY

THEME: Innovation in STEM – Scientistas Advancing the Field
Each year, Scientista events draw hundreds of collegiate women across science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine to become empowered through networking, research, workshops, career fairs, and inspirational …

EnergyPath and EneryCamps 2018 — July 23-26, 2018 — Center Valley, PA
January 26, 2018 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
EnergyPath and EneryCamps 2018   —   July 23-26, 2018   —   Center Valley, PA

WHAT IS ENERGYPATH?
Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and …

REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine Enter into Partnership for Sustainable Inland Shipping
January 26, 2018 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(GoodFuels)  Advanced Biofuels more widely available for European inland shipping  —  From today, VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable …

‘Diesel Brothers’ Stars at MN Ag Expo
January 26, 2018 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Tim Krohn (Mankato Free Press)  The DieselSellerz, stars of Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers” show, were at the MN Ag Expo on Wednesday talking with fans and previewing a truck the foursome is building for the Minnesota …

Valley of the Diols: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Producing PDO and HDO from Biomass
January 26, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you build a catalytic process to produce alpha, omega diols from lignocellulosic biomass? Such a process, using inorganic catalysts for conversion of biomass into 1.5 pentanediol (PDO) and 1,6 hexanediols …

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Ready to Retaliate on EU Palm Oil Ban
January 25, 2018 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

By Ooi Tee Ching  (New Straits Times)  Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will retaliate if the EU’s ongoing discrimination and attack on the palm oil industry becomes legislative, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah …

City in Colorado Debuts Biogas Project to Power Refuse Truck Fleet
January 25, 2018 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  In 2018, the city of Longmont will begin construction of a project at its Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to make fuel from gas produced in the treatment of Longmont’s sewage. The project will …

ACE: Real Cost of Adding E15, Flex Fuels Addressed in New Video
January 25, 2018 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol has announced the release of the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring real world E15 and flex fuel …

10th Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Washington, DC Fly-In — March 21-22, 2018 — Washington, DC
January 25, 2018 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
10th Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Washington, DC Fly-In    —   March 21-22, 2018   —   Washington, DC

The American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. Registration for this event and ACE’s 2018 advertising and sponsorship guide for this opportunity and others are available at ethanol.org/events/fly-in.
“The purpose of …

Impact of Biofuels on Contrail Warming
January 25, 2018 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Fabio Caiazzo, Akshat Agarwal, Raymond L Speth and Steven R H Barrett (Environmental Research Letters)  Contrails and contrail-cirrus may be the largest source of radiative forcing (RF) attributable to aviation. Biomass-derived alternative jet fuels are a …

The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
January 25, 2018 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy) … One approach is through using domestic biomass resources, such as agricultural and forestry residues, grasses, and municipal solid waste. But, how do these biological materials make it from …

Public Consultation on EU Funds in the area of Investment, Research & Innovation, SMEs and Single Market DEADLINE: 8 March 2018
January 25, 2018 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU’s long–term budget.  The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make …

Transport Research Arena 2018 — April 16-19, 2018 — Vienna, Austria
January 25, 2018 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
Transport Research Arena 2018   —   April 16-19, 2018   —   Vienna, Austria

Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport …

Ohio Science Could Spawn a New Sustainable Oil Boom
January 25, 2018 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Agragen)  Agragen, LLC, a Cincinnati-based plant sciences company, predicts that the recent surge in oil prices will soon permit biofuels derived camelina oil to be on parity with petroleum derived fuels in costs.
Sam Huttenbauer Jr., CEO …

RFA Sponsors 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail
January 25, 2018 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed on as a co-title sponsor for the second consecutive year. The …

Former INEOS Bioenergy Plant Sold; County in Talks with New Wwner over Possible Partnership
January 25, 2018 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Colleen Wixen (TC Palm)   The former INEOS bioenergy plant, which closed nearly a year ago despite receiving millions in government subsidies, has a new owner.
The sale of the plant, on 74th Avenue Southwest, closed mid-January, said …

RFS Lawsuit Advances — Refiners: EPA Required to Review Point of Obligation Annually
January 25, 2018 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The biofuel and petroleum industries are back in court as both sides argue the Environmental Protection Agency should have implemented the Renewable Fuel Standard differently in 2017.
Attorneys for biofuels …

Exclusive: U.S. Small Refiners Make Surge of Biofuel Waiver Requests – Sources
January 25, 2018 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  More than two dozen small U.S. refineries are seeking waivers from the nation’s biofuels law, an unusually high number that reflects growing oil industry resistance to the program, according to sources familiar …

Lanzatech Looks to AI to Further the Sustainable Bioeconomy
January 25, 2018 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  LanzaTech will license TeselaGen’s cloud-based informatics solution to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities into its design process. It’s hoped that the newly announced collaboration will extend waste-to-fuel specialists LanzaTech’s biological design platform, in turn accelerating …

Forget about Petrol/Ethanol Mix, Minister Says
January 25, 2018 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Vanessa Macdonald (Times of Malta)  Marlene Farrugia gets chemistry lecture  —  Fuel importation company Enemed will not be offering a blend of petrol and ethanol any time soon, even though it may generate fewer emissions during …

Company Official Shares Biofuel Plant Details
January 25, 2018 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Tina Alvey (The Register-Herald)  PPD of WV is putting together the final financial pieces of the puzzle, in hopes of breaking ground on its new biofuel plant near Sam Black Church this spring, according to …

Energy Commission Grant Gives Processing Industry Food for Thought
January 25, 2018 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(California Energy Commission)  Funding Also Awarded for Biofuel, Solar, and Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Projects  —  The California Energy Commission is helping the state’s $82 billion food industry become more energy efficient.

Researchers will visit plants around the state …

Brazil Bilateral: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US-Brazil R&D in Thermochemical Bio Conversion
January 25, 2018 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Brazil Bilateral is a co-operative R&D effort between Brazil’s Petrobras and the US National renewable Energy Laboratory. It aims to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility of co-processing raw fast pyrolysis …

The Rise, Rise, Rise of Bio-Methanol for Fuels and Chemical Markets
January 25, 2018 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The clearest intersecting theme is bio-methanol. Let’s see why.
For one, Södra has much more going on than Silva, and we reported on a major development in December when we related …

Biodiesel Agents of Change
January 24, 2018 – 9:28 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights four companies—a respected producer, a service-oriented wholesaler, a 200-year old chemical firm, and a fuel conditioning company—that enable biodiesel’s role as an effective change agent.
PQ Corp. 
… John Votta, global …

Against the Odds
January 24, 2018 – 9:10 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Continued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview of some of the activity, …

Off-Grid Power with Ethanol, Pay with Bitcoin
January 24, 2018 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  E-Fuel has launched its solution for people who want energy independence and to be green about it.
The Silicon Valley company introduced its 100% ethanol generator, the Personal Energy System (PES), 8 January. It is …

India-Iran Proposals for Joint Research Projects into Biofuels, Waste and Agriculture
January 24, 2018 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The governments are calling for cooperative research into subjects including cellulosic biofuel, management of waste resources, crop productivity and transgenetic crops.
According to the Iranian Ministry of Science Research and Technology, the goal of the programme …

Algae-Powered Fuel Cells
January 24, 2018 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has …

Ohio EPA Invites Application to a New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grant Program
January 24, 2018 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Education) Ohio EPA invites applications to a new Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Grant program that will award $5 million in grants to reimburse Ohio owners of large …

Industry Honors Biodiesel Champions, Reflects on History
January 24, 2018 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight 25 years of biodiesel success  —  As the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates 25 years, the National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made …

Webinar Review: Preparing to Harmonize Methane Emission Measurements for Biogas Applications
January 24, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On January 18th, 2018, the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted a webinar for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 37 which publically addressed that there is a need …

Congress Urged to Pass Biodiesel Tax Credit in Budget Negotiation
January 24, 2018 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … (B)iodiesel companies are pressing Congress to pass the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, which expired more than a year ago for the fifth time in its existence. On …

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification
January 24, 2018 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat to all liquid fuels—electric vehicles. …

Renewable Industries Canada Launches ‘Facts Don’t Lie’ Ad Campaign
January 24, 2018 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(Global Newswire)  Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) announced today (December 4, 2017) the launch of a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed ‘Facts Don’t Lie’, the campaign is designed to …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
January 24, 2018 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

In an Ethanol Producer Magazine article, Urban Air Initiative’s David Hallberg explains how, with proper adherence to Clean Air Act regulations, ethanol can substitute for carcinogens in our fuel. “(I)t is increasingly clear that gasoline …

Respecting the Law
January 24, 2018 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  (T)he U.S. Department of Energy’s adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.  —  … Hopefully Pruitt has established a precedent that …

Unexpected Incentive
January 24, 2018 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume.  —  … A higher RIN, they …

The Fundamentals of Fly-Ins
January 24, 2018 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Washington, D.C., events provide opportunities for constituents to meet with lawmakers and help influence biofuels policy.  — Getting the ear of members of Congress, state legislators or regulatory bodies is …

On The Spot
January 24, 2018 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Most consumers make their fuel purchase decisions at the pump. Consistent branding based on market research can help boost ethanol’s appeal.  —  … Bosselman Enterprises, which owns 44 Pump & Pantry …

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue
January 24, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next in the food versus fuel debate? — … The legislative shift, set to take effect in …

Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award
January 24, 2018 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (BiodieselConference.org)  This year’s Eye on Biodiesel Initiative award was presented to HERO BX founder Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III.
With a vision to help revitalize Erie, Pennsylvania with a return to a booming manufacturing …

Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award
January 24, 2018 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (BiodieselConference.org)  Minnesota has been a leader in the biodiesel industry for decades and Mike Youngerberg has been working since 1986 to advance soybean industry priorities as a member of the Minnesota Soybean Research …

Calculating the CO2 Emissions of Biofuels Is Not Enough
January 24, 2018 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL))  A new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. But a scientist thinks we should go one step further and take into account …

UPM Biofuels and ZERO Environmental Organisation Cooperate to Promote Green Shift in Transportation and Petrochemical Industry
January 24, 2018 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, …

6th Global Moringa Meet — September 29-30, 2018 — Jaipur, India
January 24, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
6th Global Moringa Meet   —   September 29-30, 2018   —   Jaipur, India

Moringa Oleifera, an Indian origin plant has gained its importance due to nutraceutical values and is considered as indispensable plant for health management. It is one of the most incredible plants to the mankind as …

Refiners Slam EPA Renewable Fuel Mandates In DC Circ.
January 24, 2018 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Adam Lidgett (Law 360)  Refiners and a biodiesel trade group have taken aim at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that set the levels of renewable fuel that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, …

US Biodiesel Producers Have Capacity to Meet RFS Mandates: NBB CEO
January 24, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Wes Swift (Platts)  The US biodiesel industry has enough capacity to meet the 2018 and 2019 blending mandates from the federal government, the head of the industry’s trade group told attendees at its annual conference …

Ag Secretary to Roll out Farm Bill & Legislative Principles in Pennsylvania
January 24, 2018 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin State Farmer)  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Pennsylvania Wednesday, Jan. 24 to roll out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and legislative principles for 2018.  READ MORE
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue pulls …

The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Worries about
January 24, 2018 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  Scott Pruitt is one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive critics of climate change science, but lately he’s been talking about the dangers of greenhouse gas.
Well, one greenhouse gas in particular: …

Zera Boss Grilled over ‘Favourable’ Rautenbach’s Green Fuel Ethanol Price
January 24, 2018 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Veneranda Langa (News Day)  Legislators yesterday grilled Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) chief executive officer Gloria Magombo over the price of Billy Rautenberg’s Green Fuel ethanol, which is 11 cents more expensive than the ethanol …

Illinois Soybean Association : B20 Biodiesel Use Translates To $1.2M Health Cost Savings
January 24, 2018 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders) New calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 biodiesel fuel is used routinely in diesel vehicles.
The calculations come from data submitted by 15 members of the B20 …

Leaps and Bounds in Sustainable Plastics and Nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the Mix
January 24, 2018 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of lower costs and higher performance, too. Let’s …

Bolivia Announces Intent to Establish E10 Mandate at USGC Seminar
January 23, 2018 – 9:21 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council.
Bolivian Vice President Garcia Linera made the announcement during closing …

Growth Energy: American Drivers Top 3 Billion Miles Driven on E15
January 23, 2018 – 9:15 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy has announced that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now …

USDA, DOE to Fund Biomass Genomics Research
January 23, 2018 – 9:11 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have opened a funding opportunity that aims to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstock …

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Named Resource Champion
January 23, 2018 – 9:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada.
BIC is a …

Ford’s New 2018 F-150 Joins Ranks of Diesel Vehicle Models Supporting B20 Biodiesel
January 23, 2018 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Latest in wave of new diesel options featured at National Biodiesel Conference & Expo  —  Several automakers’ new 2018 diesel models are being featured this week at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the …

A Straighter, Shorter Pathway: Confidence Builds in Overcoming the Hurdles Slowing Corn Kernel Fiber-to-Ethanol Approvals.
January 23, 2018 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Seven years after the U.S. EPA published the final rule for administering the Renewable Fuel Standard, the path to getting corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals appears to be getting much shorter. …

RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’
January 23, 2018 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … This new era of getting our country back on track has and will continue to extend into the biofuels industry, making sure we are providing the cleanest, lowest-cost and …

Court Rules against Delaware City Refinery in Ethanol Appeal
January 23, 2018 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online) A judge has breathed new life into a two-year effort to block a major expansion of the Delaware City Refinery’s biofuel operations.
Superior Court Judge Diane Clarke Streett on Friday sided with two …

Ethanol Saves Zimbabwe $26,5 Million
January 23, 2018 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Kenneth Matimaire (The Financial Gazette)  Ethanol fuel blending saved the country an estimated $26,5 million in 2017, representing 2,65 percent of the import bill, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has revealed.
Zimbabwe introduced mandatory fuel blending …

The Circuitry in Our Cells
January 23, 2018 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Alec A.K. Nielsen (Asimov/Biofuels Digest)  … As you sit quietly, trillions of cells in your body are performing a frenetic dance of biochemical computation that makes your existence possible.
Consider this: You were once a single …

Argus Biomass 2018 — April 17-19, 2018 — London, UK
January 23, 2018 – 2:35 pm | No Comment
Argus Biomass 2018   —   April 17-19, 2018   —   London, UK

The largest international biomass conference in Europe brings together the global market for three days of critical debate and extensive networking on the 17-19 April 2018 in London, UK.
This is your chance to join a …

Argus Biodiesel China 2018 — March 28-29, 2018 — Beijing, China
January 23, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
Argus Biodiesel China 2018   —   March 28-29, 2018   —   Beijing, China

Argus Biodiesel China 2018 will be held over 28-29 March 2018 in Beijing, China. Expect to meet global participants for half a day of networking in a laid-back setting and one day of market discussions.
Conference …

Argus Ethanol China 2018 — March 27-28, 2018 — Beijing, China
January 23, 2018 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
Argus Ethanol China 2018   —   March 27-28, 2018   —   Beijing, China

As one of the biggest gasoline consumers in a fast-growing automotive industry, China plans to implement a nationwide E10 mandate by 2020 as part of efforts to control emissions. Beijing is looking to hit its …

2nd Latin America Motor Fuels Conference — May 24-28, 2018 — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
January 23, 2018 – 2:26 pm | No Comment
2nd Latin America Motor Fuels Conference   —   May 24-28, 2018   —   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Latin American motor fuels markets are more dynamic than ever before. Restructuring at Petrobras, market reforms in Mexico and Brazil and a new, protectionist US administration create massive uncertainty – and opportunity. Join us to …

INSIGHTS Anaerobic Digesters as a Tool for California’s Clean Transportation Efforts
January 23, 2018 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (Gladstein, Neandross & Associates/ACT News)  As one of the most populous states in the nation and a center of agricultural activity, California faces a waste disposal problem. Organic waste sent to municipal waste …

Soaring SUV Sales Drive Record-Low Carbon Emissions, EPA Says
January 22, 2018 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner) … “Sport utility vehicles reached record-high market share, while also achieving record-low CO2 emissions and record high fuel economy,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s report on model-year 2016 vehicles’ …

China Mixed Aromatics Imports May Wane amid High Costs
January 22, 2018 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

(ICIS News)  China’s imports of mixed aromatics may wane due to high costs and amid calls for a nationwide use of ethanol gasoline.

Chinese buyers favour Thailand-origin mixed aromatics with a high benzene content due to their low price.

Meanwhile, demand for …

Is There Life yet for an Energy Bill in Congress?
January 22, 2018 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle) Longstanding efforts to rewrite U.S. energy policy to keep pace with market and technological changes are being revived in Congress once again.
In an interview with Politico, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman …

Certification Scheme Will “Revolutionise” UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry
January 22, 2018 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A newly launched certification scheme could be a breath of fresh air for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industries, according to Duncan McPherson, finance director at CooperOstlund.
As 2017 drew to a close, …

Biomass Industry Responds to ‘Morbid Mathematics’ of FERN Study
January 22, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Daryl Worthington(Bioenergy Insight)  Two major associations for the biomass industry have responded to a study claiming the burning of biomass prematurely kills tens of thousands of people each year.
The study was commissioned by FERN, an NGO created …

Phosphoethanolamine Cellulose: A Naturally Produced Chemically Modified Cellulose
January 22, 2018 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Wiriya Thongsomboon, Diego O. Serra, Alexandra Possling, Chris Hadjineophytou, Regine Hengge, Lynette Cegelski (Science Magazine)  Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on Earth and an important component of bacterial biofilms. Thongsomboon et al. used solid-state nuclear magnetic …

Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation — March 19-20, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium
January 22, 2018 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation   —   March 19-20, 2018   —   Ghent, Belgium

Day 1: Monday 19 March 2018

13:50

Opening remarks and introduction

Session 1: Soft Extraction Technology

14:00

Enzyme Assisted Oil Extraction, Novozymes, Denmark

Session 2: Enzymatic degumming

14:30

Expanding the Enzymatic Degumming Toolbox with Phospolipases C, Mr. Per Munk Nielsen, Novozymes, Denmark

15:00

Coffee/Tea Break – …

Algae Biomass Summit — October 14-17, 2018 — The Woodlands, TX
January 22, 2018 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   —   October 14-17, 2018   —   The Woodlands, TX

The Summit is the algae industry’s premier event, where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology …

Scaling Up 2018 — November 5 – 7, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
January 22, 2018 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Scaling Up 2018   —  November 5 – 7, 2018   —    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Scaling Up 2018 will focus on the opportunity for Canada to be at the innovative leading edge of the low carbon, bio-based economy. Scaling Up 2017 is Canada’s signature industrial bioeconomy conference, bringing public and private …

Enerkem and Sinobioway Group Sign a C$125M Agreement to Accelerate Enerkem’s Global Expansion and Create a Joint Venture to Build over 100 Biofuel Facilities in China
January 22, 2018 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced today it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, …

NEC Scholarship Awarded to NCERC Technician
January 22, 2018 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Christopher Wense, a former steel mill worker who has returned to school while working full-time in the U.S. ethanol industry, is this year’s student scholarship winner to attend the Renewable Fuels …

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies
January 22, 2018 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Encouragingly, despite an extended period of uncertainty and less-than-ideal market circumstances, free trade has enabled global biofuel production to continue its incremental growth year after …

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Becomes KLM’s Latest Biofuel Partner
January 22, 2018 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG) Air Traffic Control the Netherlands is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. This will enable KLM to increase investment in sustainable biofuel. Air Traffic Control the Netherlands will buy sustainable biofuel for all its business flights.
“Sustainable …

Legal GHG Reduction Requirement for Biofuels Rises to 50 Percent
January 22, 2018 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP) (google translation))  The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) recalls that from 1 January 2018, …

Updated UFOP Report on Global Market Supply Published
January 22, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP))  Strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient. The figures indicate that there …

Refinery Project in Construction Financing Stage
January 22, 2018 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Kali Katerberg (The Daily Mining Gazette)  … At its Wednesday meeting, the Economic Development Commission (EDC) heard an update on the SynSel Biofuel plant planned for the area.
“The last time we were here, we were …

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions
January 22, 2018 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up to profitable production, however, requires …

Professor Snape and Partners Create Magic with First Hydrothermal Carbonization Plant in UK
January 22, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In the United Kingdom, The University of Nottingham, the Energy Research Accelerator, and CPL Industries are working together to develop a new £4m (about $5.5 million) facility to use the hot …

US Government Report Strengthens Consensus on Biodiesel Benefits
January 22, 2018 – 9:54 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Argonne National Laboratory, US Dept. of Agriculture, and Purdue University affirm impressive emissions reductions  —  A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits …

2018 Energy Policy Outlook Conference — February 6-9, 2018 — Washington, DC
January 22, 2018 – 9:41 am | No Comment
2018 Energy Policy Outlook Conference   —   February 6-9, 2018   —   Washington, DC

This conference presents the work of NASEO’s members, the 56 governor designated State and Territory Energy Offices. As agents of energy policy and program innovation, these offices advance practical energy policies and support public-private partnerships …

Research Finds Land Management Practices Matter in Cellulosic Biofuels Production
January 22, 2018 – 9:35 am | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  New research from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago at Illinois and the International Food Policy Research Institute shows that incorporating conservation practices can both increase soil …

Trump and the Military Are at Odds on Climate Change
January 22, 2018 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Sean Mowbray (Pacific Standard)  While the Trump administration has largely rejected climate change as an issue, the Department of Defense and Congress have identified it as a major potential threat to national security.  —  … On …

Nitin Gadkari Wants Cars to Run on Biofuels to Reduce Oil Bill Load
January 20, 2018 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times)  Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari Friday pushed for greater usage of biofuels to reduce India’s annual oil import bill of Rs 7 lakh crore, putting the onus on local car makers to make more …

Pressure Builds for Trump to Change Federal Ethanol Mandate
January 20, 2018 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Debra J. Saunders (Tampa Bay Newspapers)  … But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to cut the corn cord.
For Ken Cuccinelli of the conservative group FreedomWorks, it’s a moral issue. …

Sweet Sorghum as an Ethanol Feedstock in Western Nebraska – Could It Happen?
January 20, 2018 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Richard Perrin, Lilyan Fulginiti, Subir Bairagi, Ismail Dweikat (KRVN)  It has been proposed that non-irrigated sweet sorghum might be grown in western Nebraska as a seasonal substitute for corn grain in corn ethanol plants. In …

CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) Expands Leadership Team; Chris Tindal Added as CAAFI Assistant Director
January 19, 2018 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)  CAAFI announced today (January 16, 2018) that it is expanding its Administrative Leadership Team, naming Chris Tindal as CAAFI’s Assistant Director, a new role designed to enhance CAAFI’s outreach, catalyzation, and …