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ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the hope of regulatory relief, breakthroughs in financial structuring, a decisive shift in early-stage projects to nutrition & health, and an

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Budget Deal Reinstates Fuel Cell Investment Tax Credit

(FuelCellsWorks)  The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) applauds the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 today, which included a reinstatement of the federal fuel cell investment tax credit (ITC). "On behalf of America's 10,000 fuel cell and hydrogen

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First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others

by Kevon Paynter (Yes! Magazine)  Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.  --  ... A key piece of Shell’s arctic drilling fleet, the vessel had arrived in Portland for

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Cellulosic Ethanol Falling Far Short Of The Hype

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) ... This year begins the ninth year of cellulosic ethanol mandates in the U.S. Today I want to give a brief review of cellulosic ethanol, review the original targets, and examine the current status of the industry. ... The 2007

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A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

by Katarina Zimmer (The Scientist)  The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.  -- ... Green Fuel  -- Finding enzymes in nature that convert plant oils into fossil fuel–like hydrocarbons could lead the way toward

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Algae Could Be Major New Food Source, Major New Industry

by Richard A. Lovett (Cosmos)  Could green microorganisms be the geoengineering fix the world's needs?   --  ... Not only can these fast-growing single-celled plants provide biomass for carbon-neutral fuels, they can provide animal feeds and high-quality protein supplements for a human population

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Student Travel Grants to the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit Application DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

(Algae Biomass Organization)  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 October 14-17,

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ABO Scores Historic Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for carbon captured and recycled from power plants or industrial facilities

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In a Surprising Study, Scientists Say Everyday Chemicals Now Rival Cars as a Source of Air Pollution

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  In a major study released Thursday (February 15, 2018), a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner — leaving personal-care products, paints,

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Advanced Algal Systems Listening Session --- June 13, 2018 --- Seattle, WA

On June 13, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host the Advanced Algal Systems Listening Session in Seattle, Washington. BETO is seeking feedback from experts in algal biology, cultivation, and conversion on how to address near-term

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Catalyst Collaboration: Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology

by Meltem Urgun-Demirtas (U.S. Department of Energy)  ... With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) totaling nearly $1.3 million since 2013, ANL researchers are using X-ray spectroscopy to move the nation closer to achieving cost-effective production

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BETO Publishes Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report, Announces Rewiring Initiative

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report is now online! Read this new workshop summary for an overview of advanced strategies to use carbon dioxide

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BETO 2017 Peer Review Results Are Now Online!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Last spring, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) conducted its seventh biennial external review of its research, development, and communications portfolio. More than 40 external subject matter experts from industry, academia, and

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‘9th International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy 2018 --- March 29-30, 2018 --- Edinburgh, Scotland

Euroscicon Ltd invites participants from all over the world to attend ‘9th Edition of International conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy 2018 ' during March 29-30, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which includes prompt Keynote Presentations, Oral Talks, Young Research Forum, Technical Workshops, Poster Presentations and Exhibitions. On

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Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) ... The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier group, called the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, which had a narrower focus. That coalition focused primarily on advocating for

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American Ethanol Racing Website Has Been Redesigned

(Delta Farm Press)  The American Ethanol Racing website, AmericanEthanolRacing.com, has been redesigned. As an official NASCAR partner and sponsor of the 2018 Daytona 500-winning No. 3 Monster Energy Cup Series racing team, Growth Energy is excited to showcase the many engine performance benefits

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NZ Could Forge a Green Transport Fuels Future

(Scion/Scoop)  Study proves New Zealand could forge a green transport fuels future  --  New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry - but only if the nation decides to act. A report by Crown Research Institute Scion outlines how the country

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Mahle’s MBE2 Could Increase Ethanol Production without Planting New Sugarcane

(Autocar Pro News Desk)  A new product launched by Mahle has the potential to revolutionise the ethanol industry at a global level. MBE2 (Mahle Bioethanol 2) is a solution that increases the production of ethanol by a minimum of 10 percent

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The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  ...   BIO is the only trade association that advocates for the diverse policies that support the entire biobased economy – the full value chain of technologies and infrastructure to convert renewable, low-carbon, low-cost

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Innovation Center for Microbiological Biotechnology and Biofuel Opens at Yerevan State University

(ARKA News)  The Innovation Center for Microbiological Biotechnology and Biofuel has opened today at the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University (YSU). A YSU press release says the new center is equipped with unique equipment, the only one across the

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Biofuel Powers First 737 Max Delivery to TUI Nordic

(Flight Global)  Scandinavian operator TUI Nordic has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, the second to be received by the tourism group. The airline conducted the Max 8 delivery flight – from Seattle to Stockholm – using a 30% blend

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White House Pushes for More Talks after 'No Deal' on Biofuels

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for more talks between representatives of the oil and corn industries after a meeting on Tuesday failed to yield an agreement on how to help refiners cope with the country’s

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Position Paper: The European Commission’s Action Plan on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)  The European Commission presented its Clean Mobility Package on 8 November 2017. Besides a number of legislative and non-legislative initiatives, the Commission also launched an Action Plan on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure as well as investment solutions for

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Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation--Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018. The topic of the workshop was Market and regulatory issues related to Bio-CCUS. The workshop was a full day event divided

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Is Energy from Woody Biomass Positive for the Climate?

(International Energy Agency)  IEA Bioenergy has produced a brief on the question ‘Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?’ The brief provides background and a number of concise arguments on this question. Overall, energy from woody biomass can be very

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Farmers Grow Their Own Market through Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  Nebraska farmers grow their own market through ethanol. It creates jobs, but it also provides hometown demand for corn and they’re optimistic Pres. Trump will help the industry. Farmers like Bill Schuster of Hamilton County can’t imagine

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Farm Groups Urge Trump to Maintain the Integrity of the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Representatives of the U.S. farming community are speaking out ahead of a Feb. 27 White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging President Donald Trump to avoid seeking change that would weaken the nation’s

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The H2020-Funded Project greenGain Was Successfully Completed

(International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V)  The project greenGain was funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No 646443. Eight institutions from Germany, Italy, Spain and the

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SynTec: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synthetic Biology for Tailored Enzyme Cocktails

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project led by Novozymes that proposes to deliver a screening platform which can be used to reduce discovery time required for tailoring enzymes to process specific contexts. It’s called SynTec — Synthetic Biology

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Aviation Biofuels: 10 Years, 100,000 Flights and We’re Still Arguing about Feedstock – Why?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done by Virgin Atlantic. LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren shared the factoid that, since that day, more than 100,000 commercial flights have used

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WEBINAR: Invest in Brazil: Energy Expansion Plan (PDE 2026) Perspectives for Renewables in Brazil --- March 1, 2018

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DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

(University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel

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Biogas Will Help Solve Urban Sewage Crisis

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.14 million grant to install an innovative new sewage treatment solution to Durban, South Africa. The innovative generator is able to process sewage into nutrients, biogas and clean water. University of

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Stress Testing Algae’s Internal Solar Panels

by Igor Houwat (Algae Industry Magazine)  A collaboration between the Benning and Kramer labs is revealing how algae’s internal solar panels constantly grow and shrink in size to adjust to changes in their environments, a crucial system that ensures their hosts stay healthy and alive. The

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Nissan Considering Hybrid, Fuel-Cell and Biofuel Utes and Vans

by Tim Nicholson & Justin Hilliard  (GoAutoMedia/Cars Guide)  Nissan has confirmed it is looking at range-extender hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell and biofuel powertrain options for its future line-up of light-commercial vehicles, including the Titan large pick-up. When questioned about possible future LCV powertrains

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Ethanol Industry Boosted Minnesota's Economy By $2.1 Billion In 2017

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota’s ethanol industry remained robust in 2017, contributing $2.17 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP). In a new study by ABF Economics, the ethanol industry in Minnesota produced 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.7 million tons of dried distiller's

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Expanding Horizons at the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA joined 14 other exhibitors at the University of Maryland College Park recently to bring education about biofuels to students, faculty and businesses interested in sustainability and engaged in renewable energy and

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Computer Model Offers New Insights into Biofuel Emission Numbers

by Angelica Bottaro  (Engineering.com)  A new sophisticated computer model to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from biorefineries has been developed to ensure that the total carbon footprint of these biofuels is being considered when regarding environmental initiatives.  The model was developed using a

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Was There Ever Really a “Sugar Conspiracy”?

by David Merritt Johns, Gerald M. Oppenheimer (Science Magazine)  Over the past quarter-century, historical research has revealed how major industries from tobacco to lead to petroleum have meddled in science to conceal the hazards of their products. Drawing on secret industry

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Generating D3 RINS from Corn Kernel Fiber

by Carrie Muehling (Energy.AgWired. com)  Producing cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber is where many ethanol plants are heading. But getting EPA approval on that type of project is not always easy. Jim Ramm of EcoEngineers explained why he believes this is the

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Renewable Gas Use Will Help Reduce Europe’s GHG to Net-Aero by 2050

(Gas for Climate/NGV Journal)  Renewable gas used in existing gas infrastructure could play an important role in reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by mid-century, according to a study published by the Gas for Climate initiative. Such a reduction

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Exclusive: Trump Calls Meeting on Biofuels Policy after Refiner Bankruptcy

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation

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18.5 Million People Employed in Bioeconomy, Primarily in Biomass Production

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by bioeconomy activities – those using renewable biological resources from land

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Butanol from Forest Waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation of AVAP Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The objective? To create an economically viable process for the production of butanol from the underutilized natural resources domestically available economically sustainable biofuel at or below DOE target selling price. And, suitable for roll-out in multiple regions containing

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Bugging out over Exciting Enzymes Found in Ancient Insects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of York found that the ability of some insects to efficiently digest cellulose could be exploited for industrial processes, such as the production of sustainable low carbon fuels to

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Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  --  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out in early February lies a controversial measure: carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)

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Farmers Defend Biofuels as Part of EU’s Upcoming ‘Protein Strategy’

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com)  There is a need to maintain the EU’s main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its intention to draw up an EU-wide “protein

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Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change and biodiversity loss. There is a growing body of literature that shows

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Ethanol Unit Will Come up at Harihar, Says MP

(The Hindu)  Cost of the unit, which will use agricultural waste, will be Rs. 966 crore; it is expected to provide jobs for around 80 persons Since the Centre has given top priority for second generation (2G) ethanol production, Mangalore Refineries and

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California LCFS Credits Market Active after New Compliance Rules Proposed

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The market for California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits was unusually active Wednesday after the state's Air Resources Board proposed a path that could lower compliance goals in the near-term but raise goals in 2030. ... The board's proposed rulemaking

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INTERVIEW-JBS Biodiesel Adds New Raw Materials and Projects Increase in Production

by  Roberto Samora (Reuters (Google translation))  JBS Biodiesel, a biofuel unit of global meat giant JBS, will invest R $ 5.5 million to add chicken and pork fats to biodiesel production as a way to expand the matrix of its raw

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State Government of Western Australia : Government Backs Growing Hemp Industry

(4-Traders) Maximum permitted THC content in industrial hemp to be increased; Move to help drive growth in the hemp industry and regional jobs in WA; State Government convenes hemp industry roundtable   --  The McGowan Government is set to boost Western Australia's fledgling hemp

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Somethin’ from Just about Nothin’: The Digest 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste Lignin into Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You know what they say, “you can make anything you want from lignin except money.”  It’s the most challenging issues in biofuel production: upgrading the lignin-containing biorefineryresidues to fungible bioproducts, in an affordable, effective, scalable way. The

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Could We Cut Crop-to-Market Time in Half? The Secret May Lie in Chloroplasts, Says TechAccel as It Invests in Plastomics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chloroplasts are in the news this week because St. Louis-based TechAccel made a science advancement investment with Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making better crops through chloroplast engineering. Here’s the key Chloroplast engineering is a fast, efficient, and more

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BP Forecast: Shared, Autonomous EVs Will Help Drive to Peak Oil Before 2040

by Julia Pyper (GreenTechMedia)  BP’s latest Energy Outlook forecasts a peak in oil demand for the first time—while renewables will grow even faster than previously expected.  --  BP's latest Energy Outlook sees peak oil on the horizon for the first time -- driven by

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Icahn’s Biofuel Fight Lives On

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Ethanol industry and oil refiners both feel threatened; Biofuel mandate divides two states that voted for Trump  --  Top Trump administration officials are planning two summits to discuss possible changes to the U.S. biofuel mandate, according to

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Biogas Waste-to-Energy Plant Proposed for Jessup

by  Lorraine Mirabella (Baltimore Sun)  An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses that could supply its fuel. BTS Biogas established its North American

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Letter: E15 Fuel Availability Arrives in Freeport with Casey’s

by Ray Baker (Journal Standard)  Adkins Energy is excited to welcome Casey’s, the first gas station in Freeport to offer E15 fuel. E15 is 85 percent regular gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, and it gives all of us a cleaner, greener,

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US Ethanol Groups Slam Potential Extension of EU Antidumping Duties

(ICIS)  -US ethanol trade groups on Wednesday slammed the European Commission’s review to extend antidumping duties on US fuel ethanol. The 9.5% duties are set to expire at the end of this month, but on Tuesday the European Renewable Ethanol Association (e-Pure) announced it will

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EPA Says Fuel Retailers Can't Fight Renewable Mandates

by  Cara Bayles (Law 360) A trade group representing small fuel retailers can't challenge U.S. Environmental Protection Agency benchmarks for renewable fuels blended into the nation's gas and diesel supply because its members aren’t subject to the rule, the agency told the

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Former Trump Energy Adviser Sees No Easy Fix on Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

by Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid (Platts)  Reforming the US biofuel mandate will be tricky and will likely have to be done by Congress, not by the Trump administration, according to a recent top energy adviser to the White House. "I don't

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ABR Energy Teams with Malawi Ethanol Producers to Produce Power

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, ABR Energy is teaming with Press Corp to produce power from ethanol near its Press Cane ethanol plant in Chikwawa in line with the company’s overall strategy to boost feedstock production that will allow its two

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All Your Acetogen Are Belong to Us: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Acetone and Drop-In Biofuels from Syngas Fermentation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Can it be done? That is, development of a sustainable green chemistry platform for production of acetone and downstream drop-in fuel and commodity products directly from biomass syngas via a novel energy conserving route in engineered

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The Nitrogen Engine: Ricardo Spins out Company to Commercialize Game-Changing Engine Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Ricardo has unveiled its CryoPower engine technology and points towards a potential saving of approximately 30 percent in CO2 emissions and 20 percent in operating fuel costs for heavy-duty trucks and in stationary distributed power generation systems. That

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Consortium Launches Online Algae Intro Course

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A new online course in algae basics has just been made available by Coursera for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of algae. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Introduction to Algae, was produced at the University of

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Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector -- Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that the

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NBB Coalition Secures Affirmative Final Decision on Dumping of Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  Commerce Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Sell Biodiesel Imports Below Fair Value in US  --  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a final antidumping determination from the Commerce Department. The department found that biodiesel imports

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WEBINAR: Electric Dreams: The Impact of EVs for Energy and Metals in Asia --- March 22, 2018

While EVs are the subject of noisy debate among some western commentators, they have been quietly gaining ground in some of Asia's biggest economies. China is developing a timetable to ban internal combustion engine vehicles, while India aims to have EVs

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The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts --- June 11-13, 2018 --- Seattle, WA

The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB 2018) will continue this year with renewed focus from investigators in this area of research. In our new venue for the year, Seattle, we will continue to provide an exciting

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Carmakers’ 'Harmonization’ Push Could Soften Fuel Efficiency Gains (1)

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg Environment) Automakers seek consistency in EPA, NHTSA programs as agencies weigh standards’ future;  Environmentalists say push is meant to soften vehicle limits  --  Automakers may already get what they want this spring as the Trump administration eyes lower

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Ethanol Industry Speaks out against PES Anti-RFS Rally

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 21, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at a rally against the Renewable Fuel Standard hosted by Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc., a refiner that recently blamed the RFS and renewable identification number (RIN) prices

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Former Ineos Bio Site Purchased for Conversion into Eco-District

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an

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Map of Over 500 European Biomethane Facilities Released

(Bioenergy Insight)  The European Biogas Association and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have collaborated on a comprehensive map of all known biomethane installations currently running in Europe. ‘European Biomethane Map 2018’ lists over 500 units on the continent, and according to its creators

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Biomethane Market Development Gains Momentum in Italy

(Xebec/NGV Journal)  Canada-based Xebec has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl, distributor of technical gases, to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities such as landfills, digesters and waste water treatment

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Greenbelt’s Testing Facility to Become Commercial Production Plant; “California BioEthanol Project” Designed to Meet the Growth of Local Protein and Ethanol Extraction Needs

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC:GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative that will convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a commercial-scale production biorefinery. Once Phase 1 is completed, the biorefinery will produce

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Off-Road Engines, Aftertreatment Systems Perform Well on B100

(AGQM/Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Rostock demonstrates in current research results that off-road engines conforming to exhaust emission category EU Stage IV are suitable for operation with pure biodiesel. The German government’s climate protection plan 2050 intends a reduction of the greenhouse

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Hawaii Legislature Considers 10 Percent Biofuel Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biofuel blending mandate for motor vehicle fuels is being considered in the Hawaii legislature this session. In January, Hawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye introduced Senate Bill 2019 (SB2019) that requires transportation fuel sold in the state to

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Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries

by Thomas Wilson and Jack Farchy (Bloomberg)  Output at Congo’s artisanal mines probably rose at least half; Metal vital to many electric vehicles has tripled in 18 months  -- The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in small-scale cobalt production

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Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Key to EU Decarbonisation, Report Claims

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says the EU could double the renewable share in its energy mix, cost effectively, from 17% in 2015 to 34% in 2030. In order to reach long term decarbonisation goals, the report

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Study Says CRP Mixes Don't Live up to Biofuel Potential

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Mixed prairie grasses that are used in Conservation Reserve Program lands did not live up to their potential as biomass crops for cellulosic biofuel production, in an eight-year study. D.K. Lee, associate crop science professor at

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In Kenya, An Entrepreneur Is Using Biodiesel To Fight Climate Change

by Sanjoy Sanyal (World Resources Institute/Clean Technica/The Beam)  ... Taher Zavery’s company, Kitui Industries, started experimenting with biodiesel in 2008, when oil prices were peaking. This alternative fuel produced from vegetable oil is obtained from crushing cotton seed, and can replace

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High Performance Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science to enable high efficiency combustion modes, and capitalize on unique

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Carbon-Negative Fuels in the Spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision Make Material Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... The biggest news along that front represents early-stage technology, but we read here that engineers at Ohio State announced that they’ve devised a process that under certain circumstances can convert coal, shale gas and biomass into electricity or syngas,

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1st Annual Inside Passage Decarbonization Project's Solution Summit --- March 10, 2018 --- Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada

The 1st annual Inside Passage Decarbonization Project's Solution Summit will be held at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce from 9-4 on Saturday, March 10th.  The highly-participatory day of the summit will include an overview of the IPDP and its initial strategies; sessions

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United Adds Additional Aircrafts for Fuel Efficiency

by Jennifer Hermes (Environmental Leader)  United Airlines has added more fuel efficient aircrafts to its domestic flight schedules, which will begin flying between Houston and five cities beginning in June. ... United also uses biofuels to reduce traditional fuel use. In 2016, United

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Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Supports Domestic Biofuels

by Christiana Mayer (East Oregonian)  We are continually bombarded with news about new oil drilling and fracking, but that’s not the only solution for domestic fuel production or the only path toward loosening OPEC and Russia’s grip on energy supplies —

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Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, Feb. 20. The bill is being proposed by

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Indiana Farm Leaders on Importance of NAFTA

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  ... “There are a lot of positives of NAFTA as it relates to agriculture in Indiana; and all throughout the value chain and economy we would feel the impact should the U.S. withdraw from NAFTA,”

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EU Commission Reopens US Ethanol Antidumping Case; Extends Duty for 15 Months

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  The European Commission announced Tuesday it will initiate an expiry review of the antidumping duty against US fuel ethanol imports, with the duty staying in the place for another 15 months while the investigation takes place. The duty

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Fungal Enzymes Could Hold Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood

(Phys.Org/University of York)  An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now

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More Biodiesel Kiosks to Be Rolled out

(China Daily)  The Shanghai municipal government is planning to increase the number of biodiesel fueling stations in the city from the current 21 to 200 by the end of this year, said Xu Kunlin, vice-mayor of Shanghai, during a news conference

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Royal Vopak: Expansion of the Vopak Tank Terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta - Indonesia

(Vopak)  Today  (February 16, 2018) Royal Vopak announces the expansion with 100.000 cbm for the storage of gasoline and biofuels of the PT Jakarta Tank Terminal (JTT), a joint venture company in Indonesia between Royal Vopak and PT AKR Corporindo Tbk

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ABLC GLOBAL 2018 --- November 6-9, 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 Francisco CA. The Digest, the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy announced that

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Refiner Goes Belly-up after Big Payouts to Carlyle Group

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload. Although little oil flowed, plenty of money did. Under a deal Philadelphia

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Second Front in the Yeast Wars: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Cellulosic Tolerance in Yeast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering some important movements in the design and performance of yeast in recent weeks, including the arrival of Novozymes’ Innova drive strains. Most of the activity has been focused on 1G ethanol fermentation. But it’s

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Hot Spots Around the World: Who’s Adding What, Where in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South America --  In Brazil, ICM has completed startup and commissioning of the FS Bioenergia dry-mill corn ethanol plant.  ... The driver for corn ethanol in Brazil? In part, the country’s new RenovaBio policy, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas

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Be Ready for B20 Workshop Series --- March 5 through March 21, 2018 --- Various locations, Minnesota

Many would say the 2014 implementation of 10 percent biodiesel blends in diesel fuel in Minnesota was a success. The Diesel Hotline didn’t receive any major calls about biodiesel, and testing by officials with the hotline showed no problems with

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WEBINAR: Forestry Management and Biochar --- February 26, 2018

Maintaining and restoring forests while also reducing hazards can result in significant amounts of biomass.  Introducing biochar production in lieu of burning slash piles can offer both economic and environmental benefits.  Three researchers from the U.S. Forestry Service, Dr. Deb

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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Biomass Conference and International Biogas Conference --- October 10-11, 2018 --- Berlin, Germany DEADLINE: uncertain

We'd like to invite companies interested in presenting at this year's conference to send us their submissions  READ MORE

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Change for Climate Solutions Showcase and EPCOR Stage --- March 5-7, 2018 --- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

From March 5-7, this free public stage will offer more than 20 presentations, performances and films on the current state of climate science. Running in parallel with the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, EPCOR and the City of Edmonton will

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 14-17, 2018 — The Woodlands, TX DEADLINE: March 14, 2018

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 developers rub elbows with venture

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: USBI Biochar 2018 — August 20-23, 2018 — Wilmington, DE DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

USBI Biochar 2018 is the largest event in North America dedicated to advancing the sustainable production and use of biochar through scientific and engineering research, policy development, field practice, and technology transfer. This year’s theme: “The Carbon Link in Watershed

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Don't Overlook Ethanol In Clean Car Future

by John Herath (Ag Pro)  As the United States looks to craft a clean fuel future for transportation, biofuels should not be lost behind electric vehicles according to Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association. "To say that an electric vehicle has no

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A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as to the contribution of the multi-million dollar investment by Green

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Electric Vehicles Have the Attention of the Ethanol Industry

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says while electric cars are probably ten years away from becoming a “meaningful reality”, it’s a trend the ethanol industry needs to discuss. “Electric vehicles are going to come.

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Expected Drop in Farm Income Highlights Need for Biofuels, RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s February 2018 Farm Income Forecast predicts net farm income will decline by or 6.7 percent this year. According to Growth Energy, the expected drop underscores the need for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard. The

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Sustainable Biofuels Important Clean Mobility Solution – New Study Highlights

(Bioenergy International)  Sustainable biofuels are among the best solutions available for decarbonising transport and mitigating climate change, according to a new study. Published as the EU begins trilogue negotiations its renewable energy policy for the 2020-2030 period, the report from the

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U.S. Air Force Demonstrating Hydrogen as Alternative Fuel Source

by J. Brian Garmon (FuelCellsWorks)  The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were

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WEBINAR: Growing E15 Adoption with Growth Energy --- March 1, 2018

Consumers and retailers are embracing E15 and consumption is growing where it’s available, thanks to the work of Growth Energy and its leading retail partners, like Kwik Trip. Join the conversation with Growth Energy during this March 1st Ethanol Producer Magazine

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IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Join Forces to Foster Energy Transition ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​in the Commercial Vehicles Industry with Green Finance Schemes.

(IVECO)  IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have joined forces to help transport operators to renew their fleets with more environmentally friendly commercial vehicles: the purchasers of IVECO vehicles featuring its Natural Power technology, which runs on Compressed Natural Gas

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New Biodiesel Foundation Scholarship Honors Calabotta DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The National Biodiesel Foundation‘s new Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant offers up to $2,000 to full-time students who are interested in science, research and biodiesel sustainability. Calabotta was director of Monsanto’s Bioenergy Development Program, and served on

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US Biofuels Centre Shifts Focus to Second Gen Products

(Biofuels International)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is moving from the development of crop-based ethanol to creating fuels and chemicals that are fungible with their petroleum-based equivalents. The change was announced at

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Biodiesel Love in the Air at Iowa’s Capitol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Members and supporters of the Iowa Biodiesel Board wore “I heart biodiesel” pins as they met with state legislators and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday for the annual Biodiesel Day on the Hill. The group tied the message

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American Ethanol Driver Wins Daytona 500

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  History was made Sunday when the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress drove Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famous No. 3 Chevrolet across the finish line of the Daytona 500, 20 years after Earnhardt won the

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S. African Biofuel Plan May Boost Sorghum Sixfold, Grain Says

by Carli Lourens (Bloomberg)  South Africa’s proposed mandatory blending of biofuels with gasoline and diesel may signal the start of a biofuels industry and boost sorghum output sixfold, an economist at the farmers’ body Grain SA said. The government’s September release of draft

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Advanced Biofuels Conference --- September 18-20, 2018 --- Gothenburg, Sweden

New technologies are coming, new plants are being built – biofuels are taxiing for take-off! There is an increasing international interest in governing the policy on biofuels. The EU will decide upon a new Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) until 2030.

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Youth Convening Minnesota

(Climate Generation) Youth Convening Minnesota (YCM) is an opportunity for high school youth to learn about climate change and gain the leadership skills needed to convene their local community on climate change and inspire solutions. YCM is a seven-month leadership opportunity

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The Wisdom of Thumper

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol) ACE's Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission. ... It’s reasonable to want to tear the letter apart and point out the pieces of

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Ambitious Policies Position Canadian Biofuels for Growth

by Jim Grey (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Canada)  The story of the Canadian biofuels sector is remarkable. From its infancy, the industry has continued to drive Canada’s circular economy, supporting the agricultural sector while continually creating environmentally sustainable economic growth in

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Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s not every day that scientists stumble upon novel ways to make biofuel, but that’s exactly what Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have done by discovering that a simple catalyst based on carbon, nitrogen and

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NREL Looking for Help with Biorefineries Survey

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, DC, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is asking for help in gathering information to better understand the existing and next generation biofuel industry and its contributions to the local, state and national economy. If

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Unilever and PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) Reach Agreement to Accelerate Production of Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

(Unilever)  Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil according to the standards of no

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Hotties: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Thermophiles for Syngas-to-Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a Kiverdi-led project to develop microbial biocatalysts to convert syngas into monoterpenes. Syngas feedstocks are relatively inexpensive and diverse, and thermophiles have several unique advantages; Meanwhile, end products have value

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Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem Turns Trash to Cash

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics

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2nd Edition of Global Summit on Renewable Energy & Emerging Technologies --- October 5-6, 2018 --- Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage spread throughout the corners. Experience the core the renewable energy as never before. EuroScicon is proud to host the 2nd Edition of Global Summit on Renewable Energy & Emerging

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GLOBE Forum 2018 --- March 14-16, 2018 --- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

GLOBE Forum brings together business and all levels of government from North America and beyond to accelerate the shift to a sustainable, clean economy. Over the last 28 years, GLOBE Forum events have attracted over 170,000 participants from 97 countries. A world-leading

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US Ethanol Export Sales Effort IBP ‘Rousing Success’ at RFA Event

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... The meetings were scheduled as part of the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. conferences. For the third

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Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials.  This in-country assessment followed

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U.S. Senator's Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, reducing chances of a reboot to the controversial regulations, sources familiar with the matter said. The plan, which the sources said

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2018 Toast to Clearing the Air --- March 7, 2018 --- Sacramento, CA

Air Quality & Climate Change: What now, California?  Join the Coalition for Clean Air for one of Sacramento’s signature events. Attend this event to see and bee seen among California’s elector, regulatory and environmental leaders and join us as we toast

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Analysis: RIN Prices of ‘Just a Few Cents’ are Coming—Without Changes to RFS

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from the University of Illinois shows that the conditions that caused high conventional biofuel (D6) RIN prices are changing rapidly and that “…it is not out of the realm of possibility for D6 RINs

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Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that the forecasts in the recently released US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA)

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Now Accepting Entries: Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018 DEADLINE: February 23, 2018

Innovation is at the heart of our Bio-Based World Community from our news portal and Quarterly magazine, to our social media and our flagship event. For us innovation takes many forms and we will once again be rewarding the bio-economies leading

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Ethanol Blog Biofuels Groups Tell Pruitt Not to Forget Cellulosic Ethanol from Fiber

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer) Ethanol industry group have been asking, yet getting little feedback from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on an overlooked aspect of the Renewable Fuel Standard: the production of cellulosic ethanol using corn fiber at

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EPA RIN Market Data Poor: CFTC Can't Draw Conclusion on RIN Market Based on EPA Data Provided

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission told senators Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency hasn't been able to provide the CFTC with enough quality data on the biofuels trading market for CFTC regulators

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One Big Problem with Recycling and Biofuel

(Phys.Org/Karolinska Institutet)  Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a quick and non-destructive method to map the carbohydrates of plant matter. By making composition analysis more easy and accessible, this method will help to understand where inefficiencies lie in many processes from

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Petrobras Considers Producing Biodiesel from Microalgae

(Agencia Brasil/South America Times)  Petrobras has been working on the development of pioneering technology for the production of biodiesel from microalgae-an alternative to oil-derived fuels used in cars or any other diesel-powered vehicles. In an interview granted to Agencia Brasil, Juliana Vaz, Biotechnology

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RSB African Aviation Biofuel Summit --- March 20, 2018 --- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In a first for the continent, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this not-to-be-missed summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the

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Biotechnology Scale-up Hacks

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  Not enough time or money to scale-up following the traditional rules of advanced biotechnology (10:1 scale-up factor, 1,000 hours of integrated pilot/demo operation, etc)? Welcome to the reality of the biotechnology start-up world. The

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Big Algae Chases Omega-3 Dominance: DSM, Evonik Enderway on $200M Algae Project in Nebraska

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally been made from wild-caught fish

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based methodology for CO2 transportation emission reduction, Bob Kozak advised, "(I)f anyone asks what will be the economic incentive for a

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Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant issue since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Besides the Administration’s near religious fervor against

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Oman Perfect to Collect Algae for Biofuel Synthesis: Experts

by Maqsood Maniyar (Times of Oman)  Oman has a great potential to provide algae for synthesis of biofuel, observers in the field of biology have stated. The Sultanate, with its wadis and seas, is an excellent source of algae that can be

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De-Coding the West’s Addiction to Fossil Fuels: Fostering a Sustainable Transportation Fuel Market in the US & EU

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “If we do not break the lock-in effect of our dominant fuel sources, we may in fact facilitate mother nature in breaking the lock-out of her dominant species,” wrote Stephen L. Bi in The

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API Urges EPA Not to Exempt Small Refiners from US Biofuel Mandate

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The American Petroleum Institute has come out against a campaign by small refineries to avoid their obligations under the US biofuel mandate, according to a letter released Tuesday.  More than two dozen refineries with throughput of less than

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New DOE Study: Ethanol Among Best Options for Future Engine Efficiency Improvements and Emissions Reduction

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today hailed the release of two studies by the Department of Energy that find ethanol-based high octane fuels can deliver substantial fuel economy improvements and emissions reductions when paired with optimized internal combustion

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Analysis Finds U.S. Ethanol Industry Making ‘Significant Contribution to the Economy’

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The study, released today by the Renewable Fuels Association at the

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Making It Count: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) is a joint core research and development activity among five national laboratories that has been created to utilize unique DOE computational modeling facilities and experience in order to

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Vive le ROI: Has Sylvatex Uncovered a Gold Mine in Renewable Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the purest, high-yield financial plays we have ever seen in the energy business is possibly emerging, one that could put fracking returns to shame. Vive le ROI. And Vive le IRR and DCF, while we’re at it. Catalyst for industry

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'Hundreds of Jobs' to Come with New NQ Project

by Morgan Oss (The Chronicle)  Hundreds of jobs could soon be up for grabs in North Queensland, with work due to begin within three months on the world-class bioethanol facility planned at Pentland. Renewable Developments Australia (RDA) company secretary Owen Self said

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