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Can Perennial Bioenergy Crops Help Sequester Carbon?
April 30, 2018 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  In an article published last summer in Science, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported on ten years of work assessing the potential climate benefit of producing …

TerAvest Applies Persistence to Stubborn Bacteria
April 30, 2018 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Mark E. Griffin (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Zymomonas mobilis is a creature of habit, a bacterial species that loves to eat simple sugars and produce ethanol, but shows little interest in anything else.

But TerAvest (Michaela TerAvest, …

Stay Vigilant: The Importance of Paying Attention and Remaining Active in Ethanol Advocacy.
April 30, 2018 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol ) … The timing of this year’s fly-in was fortuitous, amid talk of “win-win” deals for refiners and biofuel producers and a snowstorm that put the citizens …

Biofuels Key to Success of Clean Fuel Standard
April 30, 2018 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/ Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC)) Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies – today released the …

Share Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use
April 30, 2018 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  New Fleet Survey Reveals Biodiesel is Top Alt Fuel, and Diesel Engines Still in Demand  —  North America’s top fleets have spoken, and their #1 choice for greening their fleet operations is the use …

Ignoring Protests, Finance Ministry Raises Environmental Tax on Petrol Products
April 30, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(VietNamNet Bridge)The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is compiling the amended Environment Protection Tax Law. From July, every liter of petrol will be charged an additional VND1,000 in environmental tax.
The proposal to amend the Environmental Protection …

Reproducible, High-Yielding, Biological Caproate Production from Food Waste Using a Single-Phase Anaerobic Reactor System
April 30, 2018 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram, and Vincent O’Flaherty (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  … In recent years, organic waste streams have been investigated as attractive and sustainable feedstock alternatives. In particular, attention has recently focused …

Isobutanol: Now on the Radar for USA COMMENTS DUE April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by  Jess Hewitt  (Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises Consulting)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a comment period for the registration of the use of Isobutanol in gasoline.  Why is this important?  Because since the states banning …

Green Technology Born in Reality: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Chemicals
April 30, 2018 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The estimable and always fascinating and quotable James Iademarco gave this illuminating overview of the state of renewable chemicals – as he aptly puts it Green Technology born in reality …

Missouri Biodiesel Coalition Launched to Expand Biodiesel Usage
April 30, 2018 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, soybean farmers and biodiesel processors, distributors, and retailers have come together to launch a new partnership, the Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri, which aims to grow the use of the …

Ireland Increases Crop-Based Biofuel Transport Share, Provides ‘Business Certainty’
April 30, 2018 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv) Ireland’s environment ministry has decided to increase the crop-based biofuel share in transport to 10% from the existing 8% and draw a 2030 plan aiming to provide long-term business certainty in the …

Exclusive: U.S. EPA Grants Biofuels Waiver to Billionaire Icahn’s Oil Refinery – Sources
April 30, 2018 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, exempting the …

How Trump Will Go after California’s Auto GHG Authority
April 30, 2018 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration plans to argue that California does not have the authority to enforce stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars, despite the Obama administration’s 2009 waiver, according to a …

IEA Bioenergy Collecting Success Stories
April 27, 2018 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(IEA Bioenergy) IEA Bioenergy has started to make a collection of success stories in the field of bioenergy. This is not intended to be a comprehensive exercise, but to provide a number of examples with a …

About 7% of Fossil Fuels Are Consumed for Non-Combustion Use in the United States
April 27, 2018 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  While most fossil fuels in the United States are burned, or combusted, to produce heat and power, EIA estimates that the equivalent of about 5.5 quadrillion British thermal units of fossil fuels …

Urban Air Initiative: Leading Off — Why Did a Retired Oil Refinery Engineer Turn into an Ethanol Advocate?
April 27, 2018 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative)  The resistance to ethanol expansion is really about politics and a desire to squash competition. But if you weed through all of PR campaigns and simply evaluate fuel options from the perspective of …

California’s Scum Ranchers Are Working on a Fuel to Replace Oil
April 27, 2018 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Agnes Walton (Vice News)  The Department of Energy is trying to turn a lake in the California desert called the Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water …

Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders Sue State over Subsidy to Biofuel Producers
April 27, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say fails to help them rejuvenate their low-yielding oil palms and instead unfairly subsidizes large biofuel …

Beyond the ICAO’s CORSIA: Towards a More Climatically Effective Strategy for Mitigation of Civil-Aviation Emissions
April 27, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  In a peer-reviewed research article published in the journal Climate Law, air transport economist Chris Lyle examines ICAO’s role in addressing international aviation’s growing emissions since referral by the UNFCCC to the UN agency through the …

Canadian Green Aerospace R&D Collaboration GARDN Joins Biofuels Sustainability Standards Body RSB
April 27, 2018 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir ONline)  Canada’s Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), a non-profit organisation that brings together government, academia and the aerospace industry to develop technologies and processes to lessen the sector’s environmental impact, has joined the …

Air Canada, Red Rock and SkyNRG Move forward on biofuel Initiatives While Air New Zealand Takes Longer View
April 27, 2018 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  … Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) is a three-year project between 14 stakeholder organisations, including Air Canada, which are working to enable a biojet supply chain in the country, with testing the feasibility of …

Mexican Researchers ID High Oil-Yielding Pine Nut Varieties for Biodiesel
April 27, 2018 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, researchers from the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research are making headway on the production of biodiesel from pine nuts with three high oil yielding varieties have been selected …

Mater, Want Jet to Always Love Me: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Jet Fuel and the Carbon War Room
April 27, 2018 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Adam Klauber of the Rocky Mountain Institute gave this presentation about working with airports to increase sustainable alternative jet fuel use at ABLC in Washington, DC this spring.  READ MORE

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story
April 27, 2018 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate policy objectives …

UK Prioritizing Waste-Based Biofuels, but RTFO Revisions Possible: Official
April 27, 2018 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  The UK wants to push the country’s transition to waste-based biofuels, but some revisions are possible depending on how the market responds to the new increased Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, Rachel Solomon Williams, …

California Considers Carbon Capture, for Ethanol
April 27, 2018 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)   Ethanol producers selling fuel in California may emerge as a beneficiary of a technology often associated with the coal industry.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed changes to the state’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard …

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies — June 4, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium
April 26, 2018 – 8:35 pm | No Comment
ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies   —   June 4, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

ETIP Bioenergy will present several low TRL biofuel technologies during a workshop taking place on 4th June at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels, combined with offering opportunities for B2B (business-to-business) matchmaking. 
The European Technology …

Hatching Higher Protein
April 26, 2018 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe.  —  The pile of distillers grains at nearly a dozen plants is about …

Syngenta: Cellerate Technology Can Benefit Ethanol Producers
April 26, 2018 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes have shown significant promise in adding value through the diversification of product streams.
“Over the last …

Washington Insider: Biofuels Mandates Under Pressure
April 26, 2018 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Oil state partisans, including certain refiners, have raged about a credit-trading market within the program that they say causes undue economic pain. The biofuels industry counters that those compliance credits, known as …

Ag Policy Blog — NFU Opposes House Version of Farm Bil
April 26, 2018 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  In another blow to support for the House version of the farm bill, the National Farmers Union’s board of directors early Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution to oppose the …

MRC Will Work With Towns That Won’t Landfill Waste Amid Biofuel Plant Delays
April 26, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by A.J. Higgins (Maine Public)  Members of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) said Wednesday that it will work with communities that are uncomfortable with an interim plan to temporarily send their municipal solid waste to a …

Upgraded Aemetis Plant in India Completes Biodiesel Production Using Lower Cost, High FFA Waste Feedstock
April 26, 2018 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(EconoTimes/Aemetis)  Pre-treatment Unit Passes First Production Tests Required to Supply BP Singapore Under Three-year Agreement  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary completed the production of high quality distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high …

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries
April 26, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water company within 5 years. The …

Kenyan Cookstove Company Receives Global Energy Award
April 26, 2018 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Burn)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced Kenya-based BURN Manufacturing, makers of the JikokoaTM and KuniokoaTMcookstoves, has been awarded this year’s Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award.
The annual award recognizes “game-changing companies” in the field of clean energy …

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels
April 26, 2018 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC.
This time, the response has been to dither on biofuels and to point to reasonably dismal sales of EVs as evidence that …

Facility Would Grow Algae from Papaya for Feed, Fuel
April 25, 2018 – 9:05 pm | No Comment

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)   … The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce, in particular, papaya. The algae …

EPA Data Shows Small Refiner Waivers Have Lowered 2016, 2017 RFS Blending Obligations by 1.6 Billion Gallons
April 25, 2018 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)   EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations by at least 1.6 billion …

A New Lithium War Is About To Begin
April 25, 2018 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial …

Biofuels (Biodiesel And Bioethanol): Market Analysis, Strategies, Segmentation And Forecasts, 2018 To 2023
April 25, 2018 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

(EIN PressWire)  Biofuels (Biodiesel And Bioethanol) – Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2023
The Biofuels (Biodiesel And Bioethanol) market revenue was xx.xx Million USD in 2013, grew to …

ABO Insider Briefing: Algae’s Big Winning Streak in DC – How to Take Advantage — May 1, 2018
April 25, 2018 – 7:46 pm | No Comment
ABO Insider Briefing: Algae’s Big Winning Streak in DC – How to Take Advantage   —   May 1, 2018

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae is on a roll in Congress. Despite a challenging fiscal environment, the latest federal spending bill passed by Congress includes new funding for algae R&D that will be available in FY2018 and, …

Minneapolis Drivers Choose E15
April 25, 2018 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today at the Tesoro station on Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis to reward drivers who switched to E15. 
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MBA …

2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Open for Nominations April 30; DEADLINE July 2, 2018
April 25, 2018 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute) The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The U.S. EPA supports the continuation of the awards program for 2018 …

Six Candidates Are Nominated for the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”
April 25, 2018 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based News)  From cashew nut residuals and cellulose fibrils over roof shingle sealer from soy-bean oil up to innovative composite and packaging materials  —  For the 11th year in a row, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of …

Refinery Workers Return to Capitol Hill to Rally for Renewable Fuel Standard Reform
April 25, 2018 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(United Steelworkers/PR Newswire)  The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Thursday, April 26, about 100 workers from independent merchant oil refineries owned by Monroe Energy, Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and PBF Energy will rally for …

Is the EU Killing the Magic Plant? The Emerging International Consensus on Low Carbon Fuels Takes Center Stage in (Spite of) Brussels
April 25, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) At one of a series of bioenergy conferences in Brussels, April 10-12, 2018, some combination of hearty guffaws, inward chuckles and solemn nods greeted the predictable but well-delivered punchline …

Seaweed-into-Biofuel Project Gets Department of Energy Support
April 25, 2018 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna McWilliams (Colorado State University)  A Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
ARPA-E has poured over $22 million …

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity
April 25, 2018 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which …

RNG Coalition Releases RNG Project Map, Database
April 25, 2018 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas/Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced the release April 19 of a new map and project database of renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in North America. …

EPA Seeks Nominations for MSTRS
April 25, 2018 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which is designed to provide the Clean Air Advisory Committee with independent advice, counsel and recommendations on the …

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Risk Certification for Its Feedstocks
April 25, 2018 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate …

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute
April 25, 2018 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine …

Hero BX to Manufacture at Iowa Renewable Energy Biodiesel Plant
April 25, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Hero BX/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC, doing business as Hero BX, recently announced a strategic partnership with Iowa Renewable Energy LLC based in Washington, Iowa, to manufacture and market biodiesel from IRE’s Iowa facility.
“It …

Ace Ethanol to Install D3MAX Technology at Its Stanley, Wisconsin Facility
April 25, 2018 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(BBI International/PR Newswire)  Adoption of both D3MAX and Whitefox Technologies will result in making the Stanley ethanol plant one of the most efficient ethanol facilities in the world.  —  D3MAX, LLC and Ace Ethanol, LLC announced today that Ace Ethanol …

Pruitt Unveils Controversial ‘Transparency’ Rule Limiting What Research EPA Can Use COMMENT DEADLINE extended to August 16, 2018
April 25, 2018 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt moved Tuesday to limit what science can be used in writing agency regulations, a change long sought by conservatives.
The proposed rule would …

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels
April 24, 2018 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground – known as negative emissions – has been in question.
But researchers at Stanford …

Canadian Biofuels Report: Ethanol at Full Capacity, Imports up
April 24, 2018 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Canada recently filed its 2017 annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network, showing Canadian production is at full capacity and imports of ethanol rose in …

SANTANDER ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference 2018 — May 9, 2018
April 24, 2018 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
SANTANDER ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference 2018   —   May 9, 2018

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the …

WEBINAR: Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products — May 10, 2018
April 24, 2018 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products   —   May 10, 2018

Generating the highest value from co-products at ethanol facilities is critical in today’s turbulent ethanol market. What are the opportunities to produce high-value protein to maximize co-product value? In this Ethanol Producer Magazine webinar you will hear …

New Method Significantly Improves the Production of Biohydrogen and Other Biochemicals
April 24, 2018 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(VTT)  A joint study by the University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has shown that the ability of photosynthesising microbial cells to produce biohydrogen from solar energy can be markedly improved by …

CALL FOR PAPERS: ACI’s Future of Biogas Europe Conference — November 7-8, 2018 — London, UK DEADLINE uncertain
April 24, 2018 – 4:49 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  ACI’s Future of Biogas Europe Conference — November 7-8, 2018 — London, UK      DEADLINE uncertain

The two day event will bring together senior executives and experts from the full value chain to provide a forum for all parties active in the field of anaerobic degradation of organic matter and renewable …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd Global Summit on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering — February 18-19, 2019 — Frankfurt, Germany DEADLINE: uncleaer
April 24, 2018 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  2nd Global Summit on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering — February 18-19, 2019 — Frankfurt, Germany    DEADLINE: uncleaer

Aim: To promote quality research and real-world impact in an atmosphere of true international co-operation between scientists, engineers and industry by bringing together the world class researchers, International Communities and Industrial heads to discuss the …

2nd Global Summit on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering — February 18-19, 2019 — Frankfurt, Germany
April 24, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
2nd Global Summit on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering   —   February 18-19, 2019   —   Frankfurt, Germany

Aim: To promote quality research and real-world impact in an atmosphere of true international co-operation between scientists, engineers and industry by bringing together the world class researchers, International Communities and Industrial heads to discuss the …

ACI’s Future of Biogas Europe Conference — November 7-8, 2018 — London, UK
April 24, 2018 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
ACI’s Future of Biogas Europe Conference   —   November 7-8, 2018   —   London, UK

The two day event will bring together senior executives and experts from the full value chain to provide a forum for all parties active in the field of anaerobic degradation of organic matter and renewable …

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing
April 24, 2018 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources.
The researchers focused on the development of advanced nanocatalysts, coupled with advanced reactor …

Modern Bioenergy ‘Key’ for Meeting Paris Targets, Report States
April 24, 2018 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The scaling up of renewable energy production needs to be drastically accelerated if the world is to meet the decarbonisation and climate change mitigation goals set out in the Paris agreements, according to a …

Calif. School District Adopts Neste Renewable Diesel
April 24, 2018 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, Calif., has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable …

Woodland Meadows Landfill Gas-to-RNG Facility Now Open
April 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Ameresco Inc. says its gas-to-energy facility at Waste Management’s Woodland Meadows Landfill in Michigan has achieved Environmental Protection Agency approval and is now in operation.
Ameresco designed and built and now owns …

Icom, Hiller Ink New Deal for RNG/Diesel Dual-Fuel Systems
April 24, 2018 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  New Hudson, Mich.-based Icom North America and Ayr, Ontario-based Hiller Truck Tech have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Icom Dynamic compressed natural gas (CNG)/diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG)/diesel dual-fuel systems …

FedEx Unveils Biofuel Powered Airplane
April 24, 2018 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Jerica Phillips (WBRC) FedEx celebrated Earth Day by showing off how the company is becoming more eco-friendly.
The Memphis-based shipping giant unveiled the first plane to fly 100 percent on biofuel.
The cutting-edge technology is called the …

Braskem Begins Operation in Boston to Strengthen Its Renewable Chemicals Strategy
April 24, 2018 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Braskem/WebWire)  Braskem expands strategy for the future of renewable chemicals  —  Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader in bio-polymers, announced today its …

EPA Announces Biomass from Managed Forests Will Be Considered Carbon Neutral
April 24, 2018 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, in a meeting with members of the forestry community, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Agency issued a statement of policy making clear, that future regulatory actions on …

BIT’s 2nd International Biotechnology Congress-2018 (IBC-2018): “From Innovation to Applications” — October 14-16, 2018 — Fukuoka, Japan
April 24, 2018 – 11:18 am | No Comment
BIT’s 2nd International Biotechnology Congress-2018 (IBC-2018): “From Innovation to Applications”   —   October 14-16, 2018   —  Fukuoka, Japan

This unique international conference creates a great platform to researches, scientists, academicians and industry experts to share experiences, discuss research findings and acquire the desired knowledge for practical exercise. IBC-2018 is a dedicated event where …

B10 Biodiesel Pushed as Antidote to Palm Oil Surplus
April 24, 2018 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The Thai Biodiesel Producer Association (TBPA) has called for energy policymakers to accelerate their enforcement of rules pertaining to the production and use of B10 biodiesel in a bid to absorb …

Naughten Announces Increases to the Biofuel Obligation Rate DEADLINE for public comments: May 18,2018
April 24, 2018 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(Ireland Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment/4-Traders)  The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D.,has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10% (by volume) from 1 January 2019.
The Minister …

Next Generation Forest Company: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Conifex
April 24, 2018 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Conifex’s business is the harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of lumber, primarily for North American and Asian markets. Its sawmills process high-quality SPF logs into higher-grade and commodity-grade lumber, wood …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar
April 24, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they …

Going Our Way: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Amyris
April 24, 2018 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   For many people, the key question is — what is Amyris becoming, and when, and where and how?  We reported on Amyris’ progress most recently in “The New Colossus aims to …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Chemicals Axioms and Provocations
April 24, 2018 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC featured  a well-received session on renewable chemicals moderated by longtime Digesterati David Dodds. His initial overview on issues and opportunities in renewable chemicals is well worth some intense focus in …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 25th, 2018
April 24, 2018 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need
April 24, 2018 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For those newer to the field, one of the problems of using biomass to make a fuel is that a carbohydrate contains around 53% oxygen by weight and needs about …

A Bioethanol-Fuelled Bioeconomy
April 23, 2018 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Mario Bonaccorso  (Renewable Matter) … 700 million tonnes of sugarcane treated in one year; 30.23 billion litres of bioethanol produced in 2015-2016. Used not just as biofuel but also in industries, it (Brazil) is …

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years
April 23, 2018 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Alyssa Danigelis (Energy Manager Today)  A new map and project database show at least 76 operational renewable natural gas production facilities in the United States and Canada now. That represents an 85% growth from the …

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuel 2018 (26-27 February 2018): A Report
April 23, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Gunjan Mukherjee (Advanced Biofuels USA/Chandigarh University Institute of Biotechnology (UIBT))  The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuel was held at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India.
The concept of the conference was that use of …

Europe’s Renewables ‘Multipliers’ Only Subtract
April 23, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … They rely on “multipliers” that artificially inflate the contribution of certain renewables, while doing nothing to help the climate. Double counting electrified rail transport or certain waste-based fuels are good …

The New War Over Ethanol, And How It Might Affect You
April 23, 2018 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by F. Todd Davidson (Forbes)  A seemingly small action from the Environmental Protection Agency could spark a new war between Big Oil and Big Ag that could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. agricultural, energy, and transportation …

Farm Bill Delays, Ethanol Waivers Worry SD Sen. Rounds
April 23, 2018 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Barry Amundson (Grand Forks Herald)  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and ranchers this year.
One is the farm bill that faces an uncertain future as it’s set …

Where Do Biofuels Stand? You Can’t Always Get What You Want
April 23, 2018 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Despite efforts by President Donald Trump to settle a long-running dispute between ethanol backers and the refining industry, progress on a biofuels deal has stalled. Instead, the administration has taken …

Wood Formation Model to Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications
April 23, 2018 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by D’lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Phys.Org)  A new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing …

WEBINAR: Introduction to the IBB Biodiesel Food Safety Program — May 10, 2018
April 23, 2018 – 11:23 am | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Introduction to the IBB Biodiesel Food Safety Program   —   May 10, 2018

The Iowa Biodiesel Board has developed a Food Safety Program for biodiesel producers, designed to assist producers who want to sell glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, for use as an animal food ingredient. The …

Certification Program Will Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements
April 23, 2018 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Iowa Biodisel Board)  Iowa Biodiesel Board launches program to meet industry need; Webinar takes place May 10 — Biodiesel producers who want to sell glycerin that can end up as an animal food ingredient will soon be …

New below50 Insights Report Demonstrates Industry Progress towards Replacing 10% of Fossil Fuels in Global Transport
April 23, 2018 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(World Business Council for Sustainable Development) Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released its first below50 insights report, outlining key insights on the status of the low-carbon transport fuels sector. This report is a first …

Dane County Executive Parisi Kicks Off Construction of First of its Kind Project in the Nation
April 23, 2018 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Dane County Wisconsin)  Creates Economic Incentive for Development of Lakes Clean Up Efforts  —  Today (April 19, 2018), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi kicked off construction for an innovative project that will turn garbage and cow manure …

Driving Profit in Biofuels Production through Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ICM
April 23, 2018 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ICM’s equipment and processes are already used in the majority of U.S. ethanol plants, and continues to develop processes to make ethanol production more efficient for customers.
Among the latest tech advances? ICM …

IMO Moves Forward with Ban on Vessels Carrying High-Sulphur Fuel
April 23, 2018 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Saul and Libby George (Reuters)  The International Maritime Organization said it approved on Friday an amendment that would ban ships unequipped to strip sulphur from carrying high-sulphur fuel from 2020 – when new sulphur-content …

BBI JU Announces a further € 115 Million of Funding to Boost the Development of EU’s Bio-Based Industries Sector DEADLINE: September 6, 2018
April 20, 2018 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(BBI-Europe)  The BBI JU is the largest and most ambitious initiative ever launched in the EU to develop competitive and sustainable bio-based industries. The ambition that drove its creation was to bring about the systemic change …

Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines: Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure
April 20, 2018 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Mattie Hensley   (Sandia National Laboratory)   The United States could increase its domestic fuel supplies by 25 billion gallons per year while leveraging the nation’s existing $1 trillion fuel infrastructure according to a Co-Optimization of Fuels & …

Vehicle Efficiency Transportation 2050: More EVs, but Conventional Vehicles Will Still Dominate
April 20, 2018 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Making Vehicles More Efficient Is Critical to Reduce Emissions  —  … Over the next 30 years, electric vehicles (EVs) will grow and fuel economy will increase, but conventional gasoline …

China’s Beidahuang to Build 350,000 T Ethanol Plant in Inner Mongolia
April 20, 2018 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Dominique Patton (Reuters)  Grain trader and processor China Beidahuang Industry Group has signed an agreement with the mayor of Inner Mongolia’s Baotou city to build an ethanol facility with annual capacity of 350,000 tonnes, it …

PBF to Invest in Ethanol Loading Site in Delaware City
April 20, 2018 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(Delaware Business Now)  PBF Logistics LP will invest in ethanol loading infrastructure at the Delaware City refinery marine terminal.
An ethanol project at the refinery has been the target of a legal battle by environmental groups.
The logistics limited partnership is …

Ethanol Industry Expected to Meet Growing E15 Demand
April 20, 2018 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Terry Anderson (Midwest Messenger News) … One day after President Trump told a group of governors and lawmakers invited to the White House that he supports sales of E15 — 15 percent ethanol and 85 …

Big Bailout Number Two
April 20, 2018 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner Daily on Energy)  …The other big bailout concern is the Environmental Protection Agency’s waivers to big refining companies to let them off the hook from meeting the national …

Green Chemistry in the Curriculum: A Supplement to the ACS Guidelines
April 20, 2018 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer MacKellar (ACS Green Chemistry Institute/Chemistry Community Online)  Over the years, there have been many efforts to provide green chemistry resources and support for chemistry educators. We are pleased to announce another outstanding resource developed …

Perdue’s Strong First Year at USDA May Be Clouded by Ethanol Doubts
April 20, 2018 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  … In May 2017, during his (Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue) first month as secretary, he created the post of undersecretary for trade, a longtime goal of farm groups, as part of …

House Committee Passes 2018 Farm Bill
April 20, 2018 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  In a statement, House Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., criticized the legislation, calling it “a flawed bill that is the result of a bad nontransparent process.” Cuts to …

Catalyzing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable
April 20, 2018 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the launch of the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable (BTLR), the ACS GCI seeks to provide a forum for pre-competitive industry collaboration. Building on the American Chemical Society’s roundtable model, the …

Bill Gates and CowTech: Fix or Replace Our Friends in the Pasture?
April 20, 2018 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  … Clearly, meat isn’t going away very soon, the cow isn’t going away very soon. So, why not invest in sustainable transformation as well as replacement?
That’s an approach that was applied …

Partners in Production–Chemical Companies Are Developing Technologies that Would Create New Market Opportunities for the Ethanol Industry
April 20, 2018 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has polished its coproduction of distillers grains. Now, a handful of companies have found different uses for DDGS, or ethanol itself, that can provide new value-added coproducts …

Trump’s EPA Argues More People Will Die in Car Accidents unless California Fuel Rules Are Weakened
April 20, 2018 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  The Trump administration is embracing a curious — and some would say dated — argument as it builds its case to weaken federal rules championed by California that require …

Anti-Ethanol Pundits Show Iowa Uses Less of Its Own Produce
April 20, 2018 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)   A study showing that U.S. ethanol leader Iowa doesn’t use a lot of its own corn-based fuel is exciting some in the anti-ethanol crowd in Washington.
“Iowa — the number …

Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste DEADLINE: May 3, 2018
April 20, 2018 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Commission for Environmental Cooperation) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to work in collaboration with youth organizations and government to empower and motivate youth (ages 5-23) to participate in …

WEBINAR: How Ethanol Plants Can Leverage Corn Kernel Fiber to be More Competitive — April 26, 2018
April 20, 2018 – 1:27 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  How Ethanol Plants Can Leverage Corn Kernel Fiber to be More Competitive   —  April 26, 2018

Over the past decade, existing dry grind ethanol plants have sought to extract value out of the corn kernel through maximizing production and capture of ethanol, carbon dioxide, dried distillers grains, and oil. More advanced …

Air Canada to Blend Biofuel into Fuel Supply at Toronto-Pearson Airport
April 20, 2018 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Will LeRoy (CleanTech Canada)  Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) will on Earth Day mix 230,000 litres of biofuel into the airport’s multi-user fuel supply system — Air Canada says it will save 160 tonnes of …

Clean Electricity Generation: Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone — Biocoal Alternative Fuel for Power Production and Heating
April 20, 2018 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(Clean Electricity Generation/PR Newswire)  At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal can be used as sustainable …

Farm State Senators Tell EPA to Stop Giving Big Oil Refiners a Pass on Biofuels Rules
April 20, 2018 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC) Bipartisan senators on Tuesday asked the EPA to stop issuing waivers that allow oil refiners to avoid obligations to blend biofuels into gasoline. –EPA has reportedly issued 25 of the “hardship” …

Compatibility of Mid-Level Biodiesel Blends in Vehicles in Indonesia
April 20, 2018 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Searle and Kristine Bitnere (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to …

NNFCC Publishes Fifth Annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ Report
April 20, 2018 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

(National Non-Food Crops Centre) Today we have published the fifth edition of our annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report. The publication provides a detailed breakdown of the UK AD sector on both a national …

Chemicals, a Second Life for Carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
April 19, 2018 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 18th, 2018
April 19, 2018 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California
April 19, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).
S.B.1440, introduced by State Sen. …

Stanley Council to Decide Fate of Proposed Biofuel Plant
April 19, 2018 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Poteat (Gaston Gazette)  … Walyak Energy has proposed building the $45 million facility on vacant land at the intersection of N.C. 27 and El Remarko Drive.
In an April 9 presentation to the council, Walyak …

Australian Sugar Industry Warned to Look beyond Biofuel Future
April 19, 2018 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Lara Webster (ABC Rural)  The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand.
Only a fortnight ago the Queensland University of Technology delivered a …

Exclusive Report: The Federal Biofuel Mandate ‘Has Failed To Achieve Its Policy Goals’
April 19, 2018 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The federal biofuel mandate “has failed to achieve its policy goals while imposing significant other costs on consumers,” according to a new report.
Americans paid out nearly $77 billion in additional fuel …

ZERO NOW: Clean Energy’s Stations Offer Biomethane at $1 a Gallon
April 19, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./ NGV Journal)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price of $1 per gallon. Heavy …

Department of Energy Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research and Development
April 19, 2018 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. As …

Removing the Brakes on Plant Oil Production
April 18, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest that disabling these biomolecular brakes …

Seeking 2 Co-Chairs to Lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel — Application Deadline: May 4, 2018
April 18, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  The next generation of science thought leaders are gearing up to lead America’s energy efforts. And biodiesel, our nation’s only commercially available advanced biofuel, is front and center.
Managed by the National Biodiesel Board, the Next …

Student Biodiesel Leader Joins World Energy Council Program
April 18, 2018 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A former co-chair of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel has been selected to participate in the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders (NGSB) program. Deval Pandya, who is a Data Scientist in Advanced Analytics at Shell, will …

Enoc Group Pilots Biodiesel Project for Dubai Municipality’s Fleet
April 18, 2018 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(albawaba.com)  ENOC Group, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality recently launched a pilot project using Biodiesel5 to fuel Dubai Municipality’s fleet of trucks at its Umm Ramool facility. 
Biodiesel5 is an advanced alternative green fuel launched by ENOC …

ASTM Revises Test Method to Support Ethanol Specification
April 18, 2018 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(ASTM International/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Members of ASTM International recently revised a key test method (D1613) that has been used to measure the acidity of fuel ethanol and denatured fuel ethanol, including ethanol used for car gasoline …

Detroit Zoo Plans Giveaway for Guests Who Visit Its AD Display
April 18, 2018 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Detroit Zoological Society/Biomass Magazine)  The Detroit Zoological Society will be number one at giving away number two when it hosts its sixth annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on April 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  …

McConnell Introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018
April 18, 2018 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and …

Messages from Brussels: More Biofuels for Transport Are Badly Needed and Can Be Produced Sustainably
April 18, 2018 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(BioFuture Platform)  Several international initiatives and organizations met in Brussels to discuss the need and the ways to scale up low carbon fuels in transport. The international conference, titled “The role of low carbon fuels in …

Northern Forest Center, Calgren Dairy Fuels Win Industry Awards
April 18, 2018 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  BBI International and Biomass Magazine named its annual industry award winners at the 11th International Biomass Conference & Expo underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Groundbreaker of the Year Award is designed to recognize people, companies or organizations that …

Carbon Taxes Can Be Both Fair and Effective, Study Shows
April 18, 2018 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology/EurekAlert!)  Several different carbon-pricing approaches would help reduce emissions, and some would be fair as well, researchers report  —  Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a fee or tax on the …

WEBINAR: Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges — May 8, 2018
April 18, 2018 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges   —   May 8, 2018

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges” presented by Claus Felby.
This webinar will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm …

EIB’s Agriculture and Bioeconomy Programme Loan under Juncker Plan Will Support Close to EUR 1bn of Private Investment across Europe
April 18, 2018 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(European Investment Bank)  New financing initiative targets investments by private cooperatives and companies in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector; The EIB financing will amount to EUR 400m and is expected to back close to EUR 1bn of …

New Release: Co-Optima 2017 Year in Review
April 18, 2018 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  While vehicles and fuels currently on the market get travelers from Point A to Point B, are there new options that could save fuel and money, while also delivering higher performance …

Automakers Want 95 Octane Gas To Completely Take Over
April 18, 2018 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Erik Shilling (Jalopnik)  … Higher compression ratios, and thus higher octane, can have the additional benefit of greater fuel efficiency if the engine is built that way from the start, however. Which is why automakers are …

King Tells Iowa RFA: “I Want Ethanol sold TO, THROUGH, and BEYOND the E15 Blend.”
April 18, 2018 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders)  Congressman King Pledges Continued Biofuel Support to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association  —  Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after meeting today with members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels …

Ethanol Market Development Organizations Applaud Japan Policy Shift To Allow Use Of U.S. Ethanol
April 18, 2018 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news Tuesday that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made …

Complex Feedstocks, Clean Synthesis Gas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy
April 18, 2018 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sierra Energy has created what is billed as “the world’s most efficient gasifier,” FastOx, developed in conjunction with UC Davis, US Army and California Energy Commission. Gasification is the missing link …

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario
April 18, 2018 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net zero by 2070 in its …

Your Regular Audi Could Run on Straw Soon
April 18, 2018 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Francois De Beaupuy and Ania Nussbaum  (Bloomberg)  Global Bioenergies looks to extract fuels from non-food crops; Unlike ethanol, fuel works in any engine in high concentration  —  A German luxury carmaker and a French biotech company have joined …

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States
April 18, 2018 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the federal government is rolling back …

REX American: A Good To Great Ethanol Company
April 17, 2018 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(Viking Analytics/Seeking Alpha)  REX consistently outperforms its peers in making ethanol profitably. REX has zero debt, a large cash position, and has announced plans to buy back more shares. Stuart Rose, the Chairman of REX, displays the characteristics …

Why We Need Ecological Biofuels
April 17, 2018 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Paloma López Bermejo (The Parliament Magazine)  We must establish concrete criteria for determining how sustainable growing, manufacturing, transporting and marketing biofuels is, says Paloma López Bermejo.  —  …  Simply distinguishing between biomass, biofuels or bioliquids …

Renewable Biofuels Plant to Be Built in Lakeview, Oregon
April 17, 2018 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(The Telegraph/Associated Press)  A company has received final approval to start building a renewable-biofuels plant in south-central Oregon.
The Herald and News reports the facility in Lakeview is expected to convert forestry waste into renewable fuels for …

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud
April 17, 2018 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies. However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced biofuels investment. Instead, it incentivises …

ACE Addressing Ethanol Marketing Challenges at NEB Forum
April 17, 2018 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, about assessing …