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What Happens On The Edges Of Cities When Farmland Gives Way To Development

by Amy Mayer & Erica Hunzinger (Harvest Public Media) … Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

As We Approach 10th Anniversary of $147 Oil, Could It Happen Again?

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The price of oil reached a record high of $147 on July 11, 2008. Could such a sharp, unexpected spike occur again?  … Market forces alone aren’t

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Exec: Raise the Octane Rating of U.S. Gasoline for Bump in Fuel Efficiency

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  At a recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers meeting, General Motors executive Dan Nicholson voiced the automaker’s support in raising the minimum octane

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Bioproducts: A Growth Industry for Australia

(Bioenergy Australia)  The massive economic, social and environmental benefits that can be delivered to Australians through the creation of a strong bioenergy industry could be lost without clear government strategies. Increased

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Make Greener Biofuels

by Martin Høj (ScienceNordic/Phys.Org)  … The biological processes that transform biomass to alcohol yield a relatively low amount of energy, around 35 per cent of the potential energy stored within the biomass. So we

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Entrepreneur Proposes Hibiscus Farm at Molokai Ranch

(Associated Press/Honolulu Star Advertiser) An energy entrepreneur has proposed purchasing the Molokai Ranch and turning part of it into a farm for hibiscus that would be used for bio-fuel. Andres De

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Trump Weighs Dropping Personal Efforts on Biofuel Reform – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   President Donald Trump is seriously considering abandoning efforts to remake the nation’s biofuel laws after wading deep into an issue that divides some of his core

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

March 27, 2018: NHTSA Proposes to Retain Existing CAFE Penalty

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  NHTSA is publishing in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking titled, “Civil Penalties,” which proposes to keep the penalty rate for violations of the agency’s CAFE

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioemergent Materials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Alternative Natural Rubber Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What would industrial progress be without natural rubber?” asks Rubber Journal Asia. “It’s hardly imaginable.” Listed as one of our four most important natural resources (the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Team Discovers Enzyme Domains that Dramatically Improve Performance

(Phys.Org/ National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  It was more than 10 years in the making, but when it came to uncovering the secrets of the molecular structure of enzymes, perseverance paid off.

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Companies Show Interest in Producing Hydrogen in Gladstone

by Tegan Annett (The Observer)  Interest in producing hydrogen as an energy source is on the rise in Central Queensland. At a recent Future of Hydrogen in Australia Conference Gladstone Region Mayor Matt

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

DSM Announces Broad Product Offering for the Biofuels Industry

(DSM/Newswire Today) Royal DSM announces its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions –

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Nth Power and Nth Plant: The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Process Scale-Up, or Not?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You probably knew him first as the VP for Biofuels at Chevron, and later the Program Manager for the DOE Biomass program. Paul Bryan’s a noted

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 Release

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  According to BIO, the global economic value today of the biobased economy – including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials – is

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Recovering Phosphorus from Corn Ethanol Waste

by Michael Torrice (Chemical & Engineering News)   Finding a way to reuse the element could help lower nutrient pollution  —  … When industrial plants process corn grains to make the fuel, or

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

US Grains Body Wants to Supply Ethanol for Fuel Blending

by Tv Jayan (The Hindu Business Line)  Ethanol supplied by sugar producers is enough for around 4% blending, whereas India plans to blend 10% ethanol  —  A trade association representing US ethanol

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Air New Zealand Says It Will Be at Least 10 Years before Aviation Biofuels Commercial

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New Zealand, Air New Zealand says that despite talking with 30 companies following its call to source 20 million liters of aviation biofuels last year,

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-ADM to Suspend Biodiesel Output at German Plant

by Michael Hogan (Reuters)  U.S. agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co will suspend production at a major biodiesel plant in Germany because of increasing cheap imports of the renewable fuel into the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come

by Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest)  … Prior to the energy crisis, most economies were too extravagant; now, they have now overreacted and have become retrenchment-mad. It is imperative to think rationally

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Bellwether Stocks of the Advanced Bioeconomy Report Good Vibes: Shoulda Put a Ring on ‘Em?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two bellwether public stocks of the advanced bioeconomy — Amyris and Renewable Energy Group — reported strong quarterly and annual results this past week, and Aemetis’

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Use Light to Turn Yeast into Biochemical Factories

by Lonnie Shekhtman (Princeton University)  … In a series of experiments, they used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

James Hay Reviewing Products after Biofuel Saga

by Hope William-Smith (Money Marketing)  James Hay is reviewing its older products, following its well-publicised issues with the Elysian Fuels biofuel investment scheme.   James Hay revealed last May it is involved in

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources and Biofuels & Energy Announce “SLV Biopro”

(Greenbelt Resources)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC (B&E), announced today the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project, known as SLV Biopro.

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Europe’s Ethanol CEOs Besieged by RED II and Illusory Truths

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  The CEOs of Europe’s big ethanol firms (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are under seige.   They are battling imported and sometimes fake

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Byogy Renewables Secures Path to Commercialization With Historic ASTM Bio-Jet Fuel Specification

(Byogy Renewables/PR Newswire)  California biofuel company Byogy Renewables welcomes last week’s ASTM Alcohol To Jet (ATJ) ethanol based specification ballot measure approval, putting Byogy on track as a leader to produce one

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Regulatory Fixes Will Open the Market to Ethanol Quickly — How EPA Could Easily Remedy Issues with RINs.

by Adam Gustafson (Boyden Gray and Associates/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Such short-term fixes to high RIN prices ignore their underlying cause—EPA’s artificial constraints on the volume of ethanol that can be

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustainability Is All the Rage but Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels Is on the Rise

by Eshe Nelson (Quartz Media)  … Last year, when economic losses from natural and man-made disasters exceeded $300 billion, big banks across the globe increased their financing of “extreme” fossil-fuels activities by

March 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Shell — Yes, That Shell — Just Outlined a Radical Scenario for What It Would Take to Halt Climate Change

by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Growing Jobs and Rural Economies: The Farm Bill’s Energy Title — April 4, 2018 — Washington, DC

  Growing Jobs and Rural Economies: The Farm Bill’s Energy Title   —   April 4, 2018   —   Washington, DC

Since their inception in the 2002 Farm Bill, Energy Title (Title IX) programs have helped farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and rural communities generate thousands of jobs and millions in economic development. The

March 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

China Mulls Hiking Import Duty on US Denatured Ethanol by 15% to 45%

by Srijan Kanoi (Platts)  China’s Ministry of Commerce said Friday that they might impose an additional 15% duty, along with the existing 30% duty, on denatured ethanol imports from the US if

March 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

JRC Released New Certified Reference Materials for Automotive Diesel Fuel Testing

(EU Science Hub)  The JRC released two new Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for automotive diesel fuel containing 7 % biodiesel, so-called ‘diesel (B7)’. These CRMs will support fuel producers and fuel testing

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Oyo Compensates Owners of Land Acquired for Cassava Plantation

(The Guardian Nigeria)The Oyo State government has paid compensation to about 77 families whose lands were acquired recently for mass production of cassava in Otu, near Iseyin. The Commissioner for

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Parliamentary Committee Raises Concern over Ethanol Blending Programme

(IANS /Moneylife)  Raising an alarm over slow ethanol procurement for blending with the petrol, a parliamentary committee has flagged loopholes in the government’s Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP). The EBP, under Ministry

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Sugars and Lignin: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sweetwater Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweetwater Energy has developed a unique and patented technology for producing low-cost sugars and clean lignin fiber from multiple non-food plant materials to help meet the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

High Tech Algae Farming Industry Gets Boost with Introduction of Bipartisan Algae Agriculture Act of 2018

(Algae Biomass Organization/Globe Newswire)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today applauded the introduction of the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018, a bill that would give algae

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Plymouth Drivers Get Rewarded for Choosing E15

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who chose E15 during a two-hour long promotion at the Holiday station on County

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Where’s Ethanol Going to Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, there’s a deal on the table — changing almost by the hour, but a deal none the less. A deal on the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

LanzaTech is #1!

(Lanza Tech)  In Washington, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2018 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It

March 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

NBB Again Disappointed by Failure to Renew Biodiesel Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Congress Reaches Another Deal to Fund the Government That Fails to Reinstate the Biodiesel Tax Credit   —  Today, the U.S. Congress is expected to pass an omnibus spending bill

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

West Coast Fuel Supply & Transportation Opportunities — May 9-10, 2018 — Napa Valley, CA

  West Coast Fuel Supply & Transportation Opportunities   —   May 9-10, 2018   —   Napa Valley, CA

Discover the opportunities that lie on the West Coast with a greater understanding of market-based emissions reduction efforts California is considered the market leader in implementing regulatory programs that simultaneously create

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Medford High School Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-seven students from Medford High School visited Guardian Energy in Janesville yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.  The students were briefed on the

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

by Kaleyesus Bekele (AIN Online)  The Boeing Company has teamed with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Senators Detail Farm Bill Goals

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee are getting ready to move ahead on drafting a farm bill, ideally in April, and will seek to

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Leader: EPA Eroding RFS — Assistant to President Says Search Continues for a Win-Win Proposal

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A special assistant to President Donald Trump on agriculture said Wednesday, “the search for a win-win continues” in the debate over how to relieve

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

DTI Seeks Technology Partners for Algae Extraction

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has received a Phase II SBIR for the USDA NFIA to use pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for algal extraction and predator control. Working

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Makes a Major Breakthrough by Producing a New High-Octane Biofuel

(Enerkem/Oil and Gas 360/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans, that it had succeeded in producing

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Biobased Economy Report Indicates Potential for Rural Prosperity with Renewable Chemicals

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Pharmiweb)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today applauded USDA’s release of a new report, “Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy.” The report measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Thirty Third Annual RISI North American Conference — October 10-12, 2018 — San Francisco, CA

  Thirty Third Annual RISI North American Conference   —   October 10-12, 2018   —   San Francisco, CA

Join industry colleagues in San Francisco for the Thirty Third Annual RISI North American Conference. This is the premier forum to immerse yourself in all aspects of the forest products

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s Here! … The (Spending) Level Playing Field

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA grants rise: The agency’s operational budget would remain pretty much the same, but grant programs get a boost, Alex Guillén and Annie Snider report. That

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

(Stora Enso/Cision)  Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018. Shortlisted alongside products

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies to Present Results of Engine Testing with Renewable Fuels

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) will present engine testing results on April 5th. Its commercial partner Audi, and German engine & fuels specialist FEV, will join the presentation. …

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

UK-Based Vertas Group Acquires Waste Management Firm

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  U.K.-based Vertas Group Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in MMB Environmental, a million-pound waste management and pest control business. Services provided by Vertas Group include

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Chinese Researchers Boost Algae Lipids, Reduce Peroxidation

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers from Nanjing Tech University in China have published a paper in Biotechnology for Biofuels on their method to increase lipid content and reduce peroxidation in Schizochytrium sp., a marine

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Help Reduce Injector Deposit Formation

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Modern diesel engines utilize high pressure common rail fuel systems whose small injector gaps are highly sensitive to deposits. New research from the University of Rostock

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

10-Day Comment Period on PES Settlement Agreement Closes March 26

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The public comment period opened March 16 after publication in the Federal Register on the proposed consent decree and environmental settlement agreement lodged by the U.S. Department of

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Borough in London Chooses Biomethane to Fuel Heavy Duty Fleet

 (Islington Council/NGV Journal) Islington Council has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Expand Domestic Biodiesel Use

(Jakarta Post)  The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry plans to expand the use of biodiesel to 3.5 million kiloliters annually by encouraging the mining sector and state-owned railway operator KAI to

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II – Europe’s €25 Billion Blunder

by Dick Roche (EURACTIV)  … Investments worth billions have already been written off as a result of EU U-turns on biofuels. The half-billion Euro Vivergo plant, at one point the largest

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Scraps Duty on Most Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel: Document

Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters)  The European Union has removed duties on biodiesel imports for 13 Argentine and Indonesian producers following the end

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Develop Methanation Technology to Produce RNG

(University of Waterloo/Biomass Magazine)  Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

What Would a Bill Look Like?

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. John Shimkus have some ideas. The two have been working on

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Project Focus: Converting Dairy By-Products into High Value Bio-Based Chemicals.

(AgriChemWhey/Biobased World News)  … Producers that can access plentiful feedstocks with the minimum of fuss can have the best of both

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Sakol Energy Poised to Become a Fully Integrated Power Provider

(Sakol Energy) Sakol Energy PLC (SKE), a natural gas provider, has successfully acquired the last biomass licence with high FIT rate

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Facebook and Google’s Surprising, Rising Prospects along Agriculture’s Revolutionary Road

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you haven’t been to Ankeny, Iowa in recent years — situated between Des Moines and

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

CEC: California EV chargers Will Add 1 GW of Peak Demand by 2025

by Gavin Blade (Utility Dive)  o  California will need between 229,000 and 279,000 electric vehicle chargers in public locations and

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Export Exchange 2018 — October 22-24, 2018 — Minneapolis, MN

  Export Exchange 2018   —   October 22-24, 2018   —   Minneapolis, MN

Nearly 200 international buyers and end-users are expected to be in Minneapolis, Minnesota from Oct. 22 to 24, 2018  – eager to

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota to Sell Ethanol Fueled Hybrids in Brazil

(Kyodo News)  Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it has unveiled in Brazil a prototype of the world’s first hybrid vehicle that

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Trash Facility Director Aiming to Construct Alternative Biofuel Facility

by Andrea Ray (Sippican Week)  If all goes as planned, the Zero Waste Solutions trash processing facility in Rochester could be

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Pennsylvania Says Bankrupt Refiner Owes $3.8 bln in Taxes – Filing

by  Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The state of Pennsylvania wants a federal judge to halt the bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES),

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Says Exports at Risk in Tariff Disputes

by Karl Plume (Reuters)  U.S. agricultural exports could be at risk in any retaliation over tariffs implemented by the White House,

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

The MixAlco Process: Green Energy for the Future

by Matt McDowell (The Battalion)  Texas A&M professor’s green energy research is helping turn bio waste into useful chemicals and

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Katter, “Ethanol Is Answer to National Security”

(Bob Katter)  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon Bob Katter MP says that when it comes to national security there is

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP and Renewable Jet and Diesel Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: World Energy’s Audacious $72M Acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount Oil Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy Potential of Portugal, Romania and Poland Profiled in New BIC Country Reports

(Bio-based Industries Consortium)  The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has published three new Country Reports mapping the potential and identifying opportunities for expanding

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Preparing List of Possible Biofuels Tweaks – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biodiesel Mandate Starts on May 1, Johnson Says Minnesota Is Ready for B20

by Brandon Lewis (KTOE)  Six weeks remain until Minnesota’s new B20 mandate kicks-in on May 1. House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinion: How Blockchain and Digital Coins Can Serve the Biofuels Industry

by Fabio Nehme  (Nehme Commodities/Biofuels International) … Biofuel market participants should also follow these technological developments closely. There are three areas

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Questions Raised over EU’s Proposed Advanced Biofuels List

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  Not all second-generation biofuels listed by the European Commission are sustainable, critics warn, urging policymakers to use

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s Independent Oil Refiners Gear up for Ethanol Push in Cars

by Meng Meng, Josephine Mason (Reuters) China’s top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil Faces Big Test in Climate-Change Court Showdown with SF, Oakland

by Kurtis Alexander (San Francisco Chronicle)  A San Francisco judge who must decide whether to hold the world’s largest oil companies

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA and Paul Jr. Designs Team Up on Hit AMERICAN CHOPPER TV Series with Custom Ethanol-Powered Bike

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has joined forces with Paul Jr. Designs to conceive of

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Lawmakers Mull Expanded Ethanol Tariff

(Argus Media)  Mato Grosso state congressman Fabio Garcia presented a bill that would remove Brazil’s 600mn liter/year (10,339 b/d) tariff exemption

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Sugar Glut Pushes Brazil Mills into Ethanol, White Sugar, Washouts

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Brazilian mills are doing everything they can to keep raw sugar off the global market as Brazil’s cane

March 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Policy Requires Reliable Framework Conditions — UFOP and FOP Appeal to Council, Parliament and Commission

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP))  The trialogue procedure for redrafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

New Edition of “Good Reasons for Biofuels” Brochure Published

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) updated and

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Regulates Its National Biofuel Policy Law

(Renewables Now)  Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Wednesday that President Michel Temer has signed a decree to regulate

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

This USDA Lab Is Turning Billions Of Pounds Of Almond Waste Into Beer, Plastic, And Power

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  The country’s growing almond habit means that there are lots of shells and hulls to put

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Cow Power: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to convert agricultural and organic waste into renewable energy, compost and

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

World First ISCC Independent Smallholder Certificate Event — March 26, 2018 — Jambi, Indonesia

  World First ISCC Independent Smallholder Certificate Event   —   March 26, 2018   —   Jambi, Indonesia

The independent smallholder from Jambi have received their first ISCC certificate. This will be celebrated on 26 March at Swiss

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Brews, Bangers and Biofuels – Ireland’s Bioeconomy Looking up

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … But it’s also about whisky, as reported in the Digest in July 2017, and

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

5th Annual Rethink Methane Symposium — February 26-27, 2019 — Sacramento, CA

  5th Annual Rethink Methane Symposium    —   February 26-27, 2019   — Sacramento, CA

The expanded two-day event will provide a more in-depth look at the opportunities renewable gas presents to achieve California’s air

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

CO2 Reuse Summit — May 16-17, 2018 — Zurich, Switzerland

  CO2 Reuse Summit   —   May 16-17, 2018   —   Zurich, Switzerland

The world is constantly looking for pathways to sustainable future. One of the biggest issues are increasing CO2 emissions, which

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Potential Impacts of the GREENER Fuels Act on Cellulosic Fuels Development

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Riding the recent wave of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) reform talks, Representative Welch

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB) — October 1-2, 2018 — Cologne, Germany DEADLINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)   —   October 1-2, 2018   —   Cologne, Germany     DEADLINE:  uncertain

The conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” in Cologne on 1-2 October 2018 will bring together all future-oriented experts from

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB) — October 1-2, 2018 — Cologne, Germany

    Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)   —   October 1-2, 2018   —   Cologne, Germany

The conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” in Cologne on 1-2 October 2018 will bring together all future-oriented experts from

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Official: Clean Energy Funding Should Be Cut for ‘Exceeding Goals’

by Lacey Johnson (Greentech Media)  The Under Secretary of Energy defends a Trump administration proposal to cut $1.3 billion in

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Corn-State Senators Seek Trump Meeting as U.S. Biofuel Changes Loom

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today (February 15, 2018) released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

XCELIS™ Is DuPont’s Fuel Ethanol Platform

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  DuPont gave its new XCELIS™ fuel ethanol platform a colorful debut at the National Ethanol Conference last month in

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Environmental Groups Back Ted Cruz, Republicans on Overhaul of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ben Wolfgang (Washington Times)  Green organizations back ending corn ethanol mandate  —  … The intense opposition to the RFS from environmental

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Cellulosic Diesel Facility Achieves D7 Q-RIN Status

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  D7 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces $16M in Funding for 8 New Projects to Develop High-Efficiency Distributed Generations Systems Integrating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

(FuelsCellsWorks/U.S. Department of Energy)  Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation (INTEGRATE) The U.S. electric system

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Supports Increased Biogas Production

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Gasum €7.83 million in ‘Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key project

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Algility: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae as a New Crop and Technology Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been reinvented in recent years as a Sustainable New Crop for Food, Feed, Fuel and

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Keep It In The Ground’ Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

by Jeff Brady (National Public Radio)  The United States oil business is booming and the country could soon be the largest

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Visual Guide to the Economics, Politics of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have you ever wondered why corn farmers march for the RFS, but Wall Streeters don’t? Or

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinion: Putin Has Finally Gone Too Far

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post) … So how can the United States and its closest allies alter (Russian President

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

First Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in the Netherlands

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  The hydrogen refueling station has been built and will be operated by PitPoint clean fuels and AkzoNobel will supply

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Fiat Panda Natural Power Runs on Biomethane for a Whole Year

(Fiat/NGV Journal)  Today marks the first anniversary of the trial on the Panda powered only by biomethane produced at CAP Group’s

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Better Biomass Conversion for Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Krista Eastman (University of Wisconsin-Madison/Phys.Org)  Behind the successful conversion of biomass to a better biofuel or a new green chemical,

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Interest in Post Tax Bill Hearing

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member organizations are urging Congressional leaders to extend the biodiesel

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

John Abraham, in an article in The Guardian, notes, “Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax 

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Solve Climate Change, Especially with a Carbon Tax

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania Engines Being Tested with Raw Untreated Biogas

(Scania/Biomass Magazine)  Producing biogas from waste materials for use as vehicle fuel and heating is not new. And Scania has been

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Applicants for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects under the Rural Energy for America Program DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today invited applications for loan guarantees and

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

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

  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

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session — April 9, 2018 — Albany, NY

  Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session   —  April 9, 2018   —   Albany, NY

Focus on the development of policies and strategies for reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Participating TCI states have

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Biofuel from Sugarcane – Why Is SA Not Rushing Ahead?

by Chris Ward (Daily Maverick)  Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Signs Letter of Intent With Biofuels and Energy, LLC

(Globe Newswire/Greenbelt Resources)    Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC:GRCO) (Greenbelt), the developer of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into revenue generating

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

So-Called ‘Dem’ Ethanol Bill Has It All Wrong

by Doug Sombke (The Hill/South Dakota Farmers Union)  As a card carrying Democrat, I resent the broad brush generalization of the

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Geothermal Could Profit from U.S. Executive Order to Support Lithium Mining

by Alexander Richter (Think GeoEnergy)  An executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump to support mining activities for critical minerals, could

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Moving into Bioplastics, Continues Busy 2018

(Biofuels International)  UPM has joined forces with Norwegian packaging company Elopak and chemical producer Dow to convert its renewable naphtha into

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Omani Researchers Convert Wastepaper into Bioplastic, Bioethanol and Biodiesel

(Muscat Daily)  The wastepaper which accounts for more than 35 per cent of the total lignocellulosic waste of the municipal

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Highlights 5 Individuals’ Stories for National Biodiesel Day

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … In the U.S., nearly 3 billion gallons of clean, renewable fuel replacing its petroleum counterpart. A

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Braathens Regional Airlines First Passenger Airline in the World Offering All Travelers to Fly on Biofuel

by Angelos Restanis (Travel Daily News)  Anyone who fly with Braathens Regional Airlines in Sweden as from April 8 will be able

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivia Invests $1.6 Billion to Boost Output of Sugar-Based Ethanol

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  A $1.6 billion investment by 2025 will allow ethanol made from sugarcane represent 25 percent of fuels

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Youth Climate Justice Summit 2018 — April 25, 2018 — St. Paul, MN

  Youth Climate Justice Summit 2018   —   April 25, 2018   —   St. Paul, MN

Join Climate Generation for a day at the capitol! This is a chance for youth to experience first-hand how to

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

OMCs Ready to Pay Higher Offtake for Biofuel: Pradhan

(The Siasat Daily)  The government is prepared to pay a higher offtake price to producers of biofuel than it does for

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

CON: Keep the Renewable Fuel Standard but Reboot It by Using Bio-Masses instead of Corn

by Michael E. Kraft  (Tribune News Service/Bradenton Herald)  … Ideally, Congress would reboot the renewable fuel mandate in a new way for

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AdWired.com)  The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Golden ARC Awards “Call for Entries” Announced DEADLINE: May 4 , 2018

(Agricultural Relations Council)  The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) today issued the annual “Call for Entries” for the highly-respected Golden ARC Awards.

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Cloncurry Treated Sewage Water Trial

TREATED sewage water is being used to irrigate paddocks of crops that can be used for biofuels in a trial

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Venice’s Water Buses to Run on Recycled Cooking Oil

by Catherine Edwards (The Local IT)  The water buses that transport locals and tourists through Venice’s canals will soon run on environmentally

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

$1.5 Billion Settlement Reached in Syngenta GMO Class Action Suit

by Susan Reidy (World-Grain.com) A $1.5 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action suit over Syngenta’s genetically modified

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Valtra Switches to 100-Percent Renewable Fuel to Fill New Tractors

(Valtra)  Valtra has become the first tractor factory in the world to begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the 2018 Bioeconomy Business Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest reports that 72 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic about their

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy Execs Bullish on 2018, 74% of Companies Expect Revenue Growth, 62 Percent Expect Jobs Increase; 48% Seeking Finance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest reports that 72 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic about their

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Fuel Emission Standards

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Ryan Beene and John Lippert (Bloomberg Politics)  Pruitt warns California isn’t in driver’s seat on car rules; EPA

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiners Try to Hold Trump’s Attention

 (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With a settlement between refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions and EPA in hand and voting in the Pennsylvania special

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Talks Opportunities, Challenges for Ethanol Demand in 2018

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol hosted a webinar Feb. 20 titled “Opportunities and Challenges to

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Let’s Talk Technical — Reid Vapor Pressure and E15 Choice — What Roadblocks Limit Ethanol from Expanding into the Market Place?

(Urban Air Initiative)  The ethanol industry faces several roadblocks, in particular we hear about the RVP relief, vapor pressure for blends

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Human Rights Program Making Gradual Impacts on Labor Issues within the Palm Oil Industry

(Neste Corporation)  … In order to truly have impacts in human rights, we have started identifying potential human rights issues and

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture DEADLINE: March 28, 2018

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is now accepting nominations for the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and

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