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by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  From a company whose software facilitates small feedstock generators landing big contracts to a comprehensive report on biomass-based diesel, and a tax specialist with new solutions, the industry knowledge in this spotlight edition runs deep.  Global

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Dave VanderGriend

"Locally, a chain of convenience stores has installed blender pumps selling mid-level blends in addition to E10 and E85. Consumers are responding by purchasing nearly as much E30 as E10, resulting in 2.5 times more ethanol sales compared to E10-only

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Washington, DC, Is No Longer an Option

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)    Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the U.S. government can't be trusted to promote their use.  ...  An overlooked provision in the recent rule allowing year-round sales

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An Opportunity to Focus Forward

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... I do remain bullish, because I believe in ethanol. It’s the right fuel at the right time—and for the time to come. It’s the low-carbon, low-cost fuel America and the world

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Valuable and Viable: Changes to the 45Q Tax Credit Increase the Monetary Value of Carbon Dioxide for Ethanol Producers.

by Andrew Duguid (Battelle/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Changes to Section 45Q of the U.S. tax code have made it easier for ethanol producers to take advantage of tax credits for capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions. However, producers must act fast

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Finding Environmental Markets Carbon Credits, Water Quality Markets Rebuild for Farmers

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) When Ohio farmer Fred Yoder testified last month before the House Select Committee on Climate Change, the long-time no-till farmer and champion of climate-smart farming practices told lawmakers one of the best things that could

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Find Out Why Sodium Methoxide Solution as a Biodiesel Catalyst Market is Thriving Worldwide by Top Key Players Like Evonik Industries AG,BASF SE

(Guru Focus) According to the Chemical And Materials market industry research into Global Sodium Methoxide Solution As A Biodiesel Catalyst market, worldwide industry analysis, trend, size, share, development in the database. This industrial research report exhibits all the important information identified

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Report Discusses Japan’s Ethanol Demand, Use

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into Japan’s fuel market and shows potential for increased imports of U.S. ethanol. According to the report, Japan’s annual biofuel

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Predicting How Microbial Neighbors Influence Each Other

(U.S. Department of Energy)  A new microbial network inference method reliably predicts interactions that depend on neighboring organisms.  -- The Science Microbes in the soil form networks, which in turn make up larger communities. As the environment changes, so do the microbes

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Orange Peel, Rubbish and Fatbergs: The Fuels behind the Future of Green Transport: New Funding to Boost the Advanced Fuels Industry.

(U.K. Department for Transport, George Freeman MP, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP)  Technological advances towards net-zero to be made through 4 new UK-based advanced biofuel plants; pioneering projects will receive government funding and could lead to greener flights

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Petrol and Diesel Prices to Increase from 1 January

by Maïthé Chini  (The Brussels Times)  A full tank of petrol or diesel will be up to €2.5 more expensive due to the higher share of biofuels starting from 1 January 2020.  ... The increase means that filling up a

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OUTLOOK ’20: Europe Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols Demand Diverges on End-Market Performance

(Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) ...  There were shortages of tallow-derived material, particularly oleic acid, in the second half of 2019 due to limited raw tallow supply.  An increased use of raw tallow for biodiesel production in Europe has put pressure on stocks. This is

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Carbon Recycling: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s CarbonSmart

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. By recycling carbon from industrial off-gases; syngas

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50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the 2020 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” was published today, as voted by invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The full list can be found

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Why Electric Cars Still Don’t Live up to the Hype

by Charles Lane (Washington Post) ...  For the past 10 years, I’ve waged a quixotic counteroffensive against electric-car boosterism, raining skepticism on the vehicles’ potential to cure climate change, much less to be the clean, green wave of the transportation future. ... Otherwise, electric cars will

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Towards a Biofuel Policy for Energy Security

by Syed Akhtar Ali  (The Express Tribune)  ... Biofuels have been a preferred fuel for a variety of reasons. These include energy security as most of the petroleum-importing countries have a large agricultural base producing ethanol; price stability which is a

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Custom Chem: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Kiverdi’s CO2 and Syngas Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)Kiverdi is taking carbon-rich waste and converting it to sustainable chemicals with their carbon engineering. With CO2 and syngas fed into their reactor, they are creating targeted chemicals like hydrocarbon monomers, esters, terpenes and more. Jason Husk

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A Planet on Fire: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels’ Call to Action for Aviation Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Facing catastrophic problems with the immediacy of wildfire and the sinister creeping of climate change is depressing. It is depressing enough to throw in the towel, to say I can’t make a difference, the problem is

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Who Is Driving Our Ethanol Policy? And Why Does It Matter?

by Jeffrey T. Manuel and Thomas D. Rogers   (The Hill/Changing America)  To prepare America for a green future, you have to understand the power politics of the present.  --  ... But the real drivers of biofuel policy in both

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Petrobras Accelerates Biofuels Exit

(Kallanish Energy) Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to accelerate its exit from the biofuels segment and has started the process to sell a large stake in BSBios Biodiesel, Kallanish Energy reports.  The sale of the 50% stake in the biofuels company will be

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Capturing CO2 from Trucks and Reducing Their Emissions by 90%

(EPFL)  Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. It involves capturing CO2 within the exhaust system, converting it into a liquid and storing it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2

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New Biofuel Blend Will Pump up Cost for Irish drivers, Says Circle K

(The Sunday Times) Filling station chain Circle K has claimed that the Irish government’s plan to require fuel suppliers to blend petrol with up to 10% biofuel made from crops could cost motorists a total of €28m extra a year

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Pakistan’s Competition Commission Calls for Alternatives to Wheat Straw for Power Due to Scarcity

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pakistan, the Tribune newspaper reports that the national competition commission has ordered an end to the use of wheat straw as feedstock for power generation because the demand for use in biofuel has led to

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Hemp, Inc. CEO, Bruce Perlowin, Featured in Havasu News Coverage about Kins Communities

(Hemp, Inc./Globe Newswire)  Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers, including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced today news coverage in Havasu News, a leading source for

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- from "Santa Goes Green"

"On this Christmas Eve we'll give it our all, and juice up the sleigh with pure ethanol."  A line from "Santa Goes Green," a children's play by Mac Huff and John Jacobson.  READ MORE

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School Board Apologizes over Pro-environment Christmas Pageant in Oil Town

by Rob Drinkwater (Sudbury.com/Canadian Press)  Last Thursday, children at Oxbow Prairie Horizons School put on a play called 'Santa Goes Green,' where elves, reindeer and Mrs. Claus work to convince Santa about the importance of the environment --  A school board in southeastern

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Biology Is Remaking the World: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Indie Bio’s Accelerator Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With 116 companies funded in 4.5 years, IndieBio is enabling scientists to build transformative companies in human and planetary health and rejecting conventional thought that funding biotech must be expensive. Alex Kopelyan, Partner and Program

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Q&A: Building a Hydrogen Society with Panasonic

by Yoana Cholteeva (Power Technology)  Hydrogen has been gaining popularity as an energy source with the potential to play a key role in building a clean, secure and affordable power future. Yoana Cholteeva sat down with Panasonic’s European CEO Junichi

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Danish Government Funds Renewable Hydrogen Project for Clean Mobility

(Ørsted)  The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), under the Danish Energy Agency, decided to support the H2RES demonstration project in Denmark, using offshore wind power to produce renewable hydrogen for road transport. The industrial partners (Ørsted, Everfuel Europe A/S,

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Portal to Trace Source of Used Cooking Oil Diverted for Conversion to Biodiesel

by TV Jayan (The Hindu Business Line) In an attempt to give a push to the diversion of used cooking oil (UCO) for making biodiesel, the government has created an online ecosystem, which would make it possible to trace the source

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Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the ethanol blend wall, the residue capacity, and over 30 advanced biofuels projects from around the world to watch. In today’s Digest,

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Israeli Researchers Develop New Waste-to-Fuel Technology

(XinhuaNet) Israeli researchers have developed a new way to produce gas fuel from organic waste, using thermal treatment, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said Thursday. The method is based on the decomposition of waste in water at temperatures above 347 degrees

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More May Be Needed to Sell Rice to Ethanol Makers

by Sampad Nandy  (Cogencis) The government's plan to divert excess rice from the central pool towards ethanol production may run into a rough weather as higher price at the government's auction could just prompt distillers to move to spot markets. The government

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Coop Sugar Mills Seek Restructure of Soft Loans to Factories in Maharashtra

(Financial Express)  Maharashtra has not be able to take advantage of the Rs 15,000-crore loan scheme of the government given for sugar mills since the balance sheets of mills are not healthy, Naiknavare said. The National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories

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Palm and PME Ride a Crest of Optimism into 2020

by Donavan Lim (S&P Global Platts) Indonesian PME exports to sink; CPO production stalls; B30 to support consumption  --  Analysts and traders fixated on the elevated crude palm oil stockpile at the beginning of 2019 are left cheering as CPO stocks fell across

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Connecticut Town Invests in FOG Biodiesel Production as Part of Wastewater Revamp

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Connecticut, local press reports that the city of Danbury is set to become the first in the state to collect FOG from its waste streams as part of a wider $100 million wastewater treatment upgrade,

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New Animal Feeds for New York Farmers

(Specialist Nutrition) What does Specialist Nutrition do?  Specialist Nutrition is an Irish company that handles byproducts, primarily from the drinks industry. We manage the spent grain byproducts from the brewing and distilling industry in Ireland and sell these high-protein byproducts as a

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Autothermal Pyrolysis: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Rethinking Thermochemical Processing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Iowa State University is working on fast pyrolysis, and Robert Brown, Director of the university’s Bioeconomy Institute looks at how their work is making us rethink thermochemical processing. By looking at autothermal pyrolysis, and more, Brown

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The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen Production in Germany

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with green hydrogen in Germany? What’s the German Climate Change action plan for 2050, and the role of renewables and hydrogen in that mix? What’s the NIP in both its phases, the hydrogen refueling

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A Review of LCA Assessments of Forest-Based Bioeconomy Products and Processes under an Ecosystem Services Perspective.

(Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science/National Center for Biotechnology Information)    The emergence of politically driven bioeconomy strategies worldwide calls for considering the ecological issues associated with bio-based products. Traditionally, life cycle analysis (LCA) approaches are key tools used to assess

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Indian Cabinet Green Lights Bioenergy MOU with Brazil

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In India, All India Radio reports that the cabinet has given the green light to sign a memorandum of understanding with Brazil to further develop bioenergy. The Brazilian president is set to visit the country soon

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European Liquor off the Menu in Indonesia as Trade Row Escalates

by Ed Davies and Philip Blenkinsop  (Reuters/Jakarta Post) What started as a spat with the European Union over Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute with imported European spirits and now dairy products caught in the crossfire.   Trade

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Oil Majors Bet on Compact Bio-gas to Tackle Emission Woes in India

by Shahkar Abidi (Auto Car Pro) Over 500 letters of intent (LoIs) have been issued to entrepreneurs by three government-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) for setting up of Compact Bio-Gas (CBG) plants, claims a top official from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

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RNG Opportunities and Takeaways: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the current opportunities in renewable natural gas? Mike McCurdy, Managing Director at ICF set out to answer that question at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. Check out his illuminating presentation on their view

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Methane Bioconversion: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to iMicrobes’ Methane to Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methane is proving to be a pretty valuable waste after all. iMicrobes is using their synthetic biology approach with industrial microorganisms to convert methane into methanol and their first product is 3HP, a key intermediate

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Biobased Barbies, Pineapple Waste Paper, 3D Printed Fruit, Super Bowl’s Fiber Food Packaging, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 25th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s Christmas morning for many and biobased Barbies are on the horizon with Mattel’s promise to use only recycled, recyclable, or renewable plastics in all products by 2030, starting with the Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack made from sugarcane

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New Research: MD Governor Falls Short on Climate Action

(ClimateXChange) Alongside the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, we requested a policy review of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act: 2019 GGRA Draft Plan released by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in October. Our review was conducted by the Center

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New Biomethane Station Opens in Mariestad, Southern Sweden

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has opened its seventh LNG filling station for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden. Located in Mariestad, it is Gasum’s first NGV station in Västra Götaland. It will offer LNG and bio-LNG to logistics companies, and will play a vital

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Peruvian Team Braves Minnesota Cold To Learn About U.S. DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council) A Peruvian team of poultry and beef producers discussed corn and ethanol production in addition to how the quality of DDGS is controlled from the receiving of grain at the ethanol plant through the final loading into

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EPA: 6 New SREs Filed for Compliance Year 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Dec. 19, reporting that six new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, up from 10 petitions

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UNAIR Professor Uses Microalgae for Renewable Biodiesel Development

(Universitas Airlangga News/QS WOW News) ...The government plans to allocate fossil fuel energy subsidies by reducing them and using renewable energy resources with a focus on biodiesel development. Regarding this issue, Prof. Dr. Purkan, S.Si., M.Si., Professor of Chemistry at

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Methanol Blend on Cards, India May Trim Oil Import Bill by Rs 5k Crore

by Yogima Seth Sharma and Nishtha Saluja (Economic Times)  Gadkari writes to petroleum minister to ensure availability of methanol-blended fuel, which will help cut the consumer’s fuel expenses by 10%.  --  The government is looking at introducing methanol-blended fuel pan

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Standards Alliance Organizes Workshop on Biofuel Standards for Household Cooking and Transportation

(American National Standards Institute) The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Standards Alliance, organized a one-day workshop on biofuel standards for household cooking and transportation in Maputo, Mozambique, on November 14, 2019. This

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Renewable Natural Gas Dominates Cellulosic Biofuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen’s Cellulosic Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Iogen is one of the top 5 registered producers of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. and say that renewable natural gas dominates the commercial cellulosic biofuel business and that the market is more than just the

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From Ideation to Commercial Realization: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica’s Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With over 1,500 patents, Genomatica is getting a move on the innovation engine with their 1,4-Butanediol, Brontide – a naturally sourced butylene glycol, a 100% biobased nylon-6, and their path to be the leading BG supplier

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Industrial Biotech: What Does it Really Mean to “Begin with The End In Mind?”

by H. Brett Schreyer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  ... The short answer is the sooner you start planning for your final process, the better.  As a bio-product progresses through strain screening, bench-scale process development, piloting, and to large scale production,

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Midwest Ag Energy Receives Department of Labor “HIRE VETS” Award

by Warren Abrahamson (NewsDakota) Midwest AgEnergy, the parent company to ethanol biorefineries, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND and Dakota Spirit, near Spiritwood, ND is honored to announce it has been awarded the 2019 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Veterans

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In Europe, the Blend Is the Trend

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study shows that E10 can be successful in Europe in the near-term, while E20 can be Europe's fuel in the future.  --  Europeans continue to push their national governments and the European Union to

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Economics, Expectations and Exports

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine talked to three experts about the past year, and what they see moving into 2020.  --  2019 brought a Reid vapor pressure waiver for E15, but it also brought excessive small

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Marginal Improvement

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Margins at some plants have begun to rise, but they’re still tight, and factors like crop condition and harvest progress will have an impact. ... Jamey Cline, business development director with Christianson PLLP, agrees. He says

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Common Ground

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The future of liquid fuels, whether derived from renewable resources or not, might depend on a collaboration between ethanol and petroleum interests.  --  While electric vehicles are gaining popularity, experts say a quick transition

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Norway’s National Plan on Climate Includes Biofuels Quota Increase from 12% to 20%

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Norway, the Government is presenting a status plan on Norway’s climate policy which deals with emissions, describes existing measures and instruments, as well as the latest projections for emissions and uptake until 2030 including

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EU Remains Largest Biodiesel Producer

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP reports that in the EU, biodiesel production has increased for another year, accounting for more than one third of world production, and said that the single most important biodiesel producer is the European

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Sasol Willing to Consider Using ‘Green Hydrogen’ to Produce Lower-Carbon Fuels

by Terence Craemer (Craemer Media's Engineering News) South African energy and chemicals group Sasol, which is under increasing pressure to lower its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, has indicated a willingness to participate in demonstration projects aimed at deploying its Fischer-Tropsch assets in combination with

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Finnair Participates in a Feasibility Study on Power-to-X Pilot to Advance the Development of Carbon Neutral Synthetic Fuels

(Finnair) Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT in Finland and a group of companies, including Finnair, have started a feasibility study for a synthetic fuels pilot production plant. The intended industrial scale pilot facility is based on power-to-x technology, and the target

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Hydrogen Tech’s Diversified Future: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogenics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hydrogenics is a unit of Cummins Inc. active in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial Hydrogen generation, Hydrogen fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions. Based in Mississauga, Canada with manufacturing facilities located in Germany,

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Carbohydrate Industry Outlook: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbs and Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ah sugar, sugar, you are my candy girl. Fluid Quip Technologies is talking about industrial sugar of course, and its many challenges and opportunities. Check out this slide guide from Neal Jakel, Partner/Strategy and Technology

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Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the Reaction from Industry?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... Should Santa bring coal for EPA’s stocking this year? Do the biofuels and agriculture industries think the EPA just put coal in their stocking? Is it thumbs up or thumbs down from biofuel

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A Look into the Maximum Potential Availability and Demand for Low-Carbon Feedstocks/Fuels in Europe (2020–2050) (Literature Review)

(Concawe)  In light of the EU’s ambitious targets for achieving a lowcarbon economy by 2030, Concawe has completed a study of the long-term availability of low-carbon feedstocks and fuels, and the associated costs, based on a literature review. This article

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Position Paper: Climate Change Mitigation with Sustainable Renewable Fuels

(Bio-Based News) Making use of existing sustainable options to reduce greenhouse gases in transport, encouraging the development of new technologies Climate change mitigation is one of the global challenges of this century. The Climate Action Plan 2050 of the German Federal

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Pearson Fuels Partners with World Energy to Deliver an Advanced E85 Flex Fuel

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Leading Low-Carbon Fuel Providers Offer the Market's First and Only Ethanol and Renewable Naphtha Blend  --   Pearson Fuels, the largest distributor of E85 Flex Fuel in California, today announced a partnership to purchase Renewable Naphtha (RN) from World Energy,

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First Joint Workshop -- Five European H2020 Projects and the Norwegian National Centre Bio4Fuels : Potential of Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) Routes for Biofuel Production

(HyFlexFuel)  The first joined Expert Workshop took place on the 19th November 2019 in Brussels. Almost 100 participants attended, making the workshop very successful. A number of industry speakers, as well as research speakers have given presentations which can be found

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Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 and beyond

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) The workshop presented the findings of a project that was set up jointly by two Technology Collaboration Programmes of the International Energy Agency, namely the IEA Bioenergy TCP and the Advanced Motor Fuels TCP (AMF Annex 58). The

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Air France Agrees SAF Initiative on Flights from San Francisco while KLM Buys Renewable Fuel from Neste

(GreenAir Online)  Airline group partners Air France and KLM have each entered into new commitments to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Air France and Shell have signed a memorandum of undertaking with World Energy through which the airline plans to

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Technology Improvements Unlikely to Compensate for Emissions from Growth in European Flights, Says Eurocontrol

(GreenAir Online)  The European aviation industry has made big strides in improving its fuel efficiency, says Eurocontrol. However, it believes decarbonising aviation is arguably the greatest challenge facing the sector, at a time of increasing scrutiny from European governments and

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Flora to Fuel: Could Wind-Powered Algae Make Bioreactors Competitive?

by Umar Ali (Power Technology)  The ENBIO project uses excess energy from wind turbines to power 16 1,000-litre photo-bioreactors which grow algae that can then be used for biofuels. The project demonstrates how green technologies can work together, but can

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Scientist Tests whether Algae Could Help Clean up Water Polluted by Midwest Farm Runoff

by Fred Knapp (KCUR)  ... (Paul) Black chairs UNL’s  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus) Biochemistry Department and is a founding member of a company called Vestal W20, which is trying to use algae to remove excess nitrates out of water. “What’s happened

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Bill Would Create ARPA–Terra, a New Research Agency to Invest in Early Stage Research on Innovative Agricultural Technologies that Enhance Environmental Sustainability, Export Competitiveness, and Crop Resilience

(Office of Senator Michael Bennet, D-CO)   Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-3) announced they have introduced new legislation to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Terra (ARPA–Terra), a new agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to

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Quad County Corn Processors Seeds Monarch Fueling Station

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Following the harvest of a small corn field near Quad Country Corn Processors, the ethanol plant recently seeded it once more, only not with corn but with milkweed. Board member Alan Bennett conducted a dormant seeding of native

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House Passes Reworked North American Trade Deal in Victory for Trump, Democrats

by Erica Werner (Washington Post) The bill passed by a vote of 385 to 41 and is expected to pass the Senate early next year.  -- The House of Representatives voted Thursday in favor of a new trade deal for

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Ethanol Report on 2019: RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper Bids Farewell to a Bad Year

(AgNewsWire) To say 2019 has been a rough year for the ethanol industry would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it was one of the worst years - if not the worst - the industry

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B20 Biodiesel for Transport Sector to Be Launched in Phases Next Year: Teresa Kok

(Bernama/Sun Daily) The B20 biodiesel programme for the transport sector is expected to be launched in phases next year, that would give a fillip to the crude palm oil (CPO) price which is projected to reach RM3,000 per tonne. Primary Industries

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MAGIC System Allows Researchers to Modulate the Activity of Genes Acting in Concert

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/EurekAlert!) Genomic research has unlocked the capability to edit the genomes of living cells; yet so far, the effects of such changes must be examined in isolation. In contrast, the complex traits that are of interest in

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EPA Chief Denies Coordinating with DOJ on Investigation of Automakers Siding with California

by Josh Siegel and  Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler said he was not involved with the Justice Department’s decision to launch an antitrust investigation against four automakers that joined with California on fuel efficiency rules, a move that

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Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Requirements for Ride-Hailing Companies among Gov. Inslee’s Climate Proposals

by Evan Bush (Seattle Times) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday laid out another set of ambitious policy priorities to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, focusing this legislative session on transforming the state’s carbon-laden transportation system. The governor, during a morning

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Refiners Bummed RFS Reset Rule Withdrawn

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  The refining industry is disappointed that EPA on Thursday withdrew a proposed rule to set a biofuel blending schedule under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2020 through 2022. The agency said it needs to

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Department of Energy Announces $20 Million in Funding to Develop Feedstock Monitoring and Carbon Storage Technology

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (December 19, 2019), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $20 million in funding to develop technologies to quantify feedstock-related emissions at the field level. The Systems for Monitoring and

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New BioHub for Europe’s Forestry Capital

(EFI)  EFI, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and University of Eastern Finland (UEF) are joining forces to create an International Bioeconomy Knowledge Hub (BioHub) in Joensuu. The three organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this month. “We need to significantly increase

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Shipping Sector Proposes USD 5 Billion R&D Board to Cut Emissions

(International Chamber of Shipping) The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world

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Virtual and Free Scaling Up 2020 Harnessing Bio-Based Resources for a Low Carbon Economy --- September-October, 2020 --- ONLINE series

Scaling Up 2020, Canada’s 5th annual international industrial bioeconomy business conference, will be Virtual this year. During the months of September and October, we will host a series of eight one-hour webinars featuring some of the globe’s leading speakers in the

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EIA Product Highlight: Plant-Level Biodiesel Production Capacity (First Annual Report)

(U.S. Department of Energy) Earlier this year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first annual U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity Report. The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels

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In the Hydrogen Roadmap Europe, a Path for EU Energy Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Europe we’d like to shine a light today on “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for the European Energy Transition“ concludes that hydrogen is an essential element in the energy transition and can account for 24%

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LEGO Bioplastic Bricks, Castor Bean Coats, World’s First Hydrogen Powered Ferry and Carrier Ship, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 20th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For some, it’s holiday shopping season and now LEGO’s first bioplastic block set is an option! The kit—appropriately designed to make a treehouse—uses sugarcane-based polyethylene. Another great gift Top 10 Innovation from this week is French

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The Bioeconomy Christmas: Uncle Sam puts $12B+ for Biomass-Based Diesel, Action on Biointermediates, Cellulosics, and Small Refinery Waivers into the Stocking This Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week, Congressional leaders announced a five-year extension of the biomass-based diesel tax credit as part of a year-end tax extenders package.  As Christmas gifts go, the importance and value of this to the biomass-based diesel

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Democratic Debate Finally Elevates Climate Change to Top Tier Issue

(Our Daily Planet) Tim Alberta, Politico’s Chief Political correspondent, broke the climate barrier — in the first hour, he asked a series of climate change questions on relocating Americans who homes and businesses are in harm’s way because of climate change, about

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FixOurFuel Publishes Aid for Holiday Conversations about Ethanol

(Urban Air Initiative) As the holidays approach, you're bound to end up talking about where you work. And during what's normally pleasant small talk, one mention of the word ethanol can trigger strong opinions and negativity whether from your distant cousin,

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Pounds That Pay

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Corn oil may be the smallest fraction of production by weight, but it’s also the most valuable.  --  At $500 a ton, corn oil is the most valuable product an ethanol plant makes,

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Biorefining Start-Up Wins Significant EU Funding to Scale-Up Business

(Bioenergy Insight)  Biorefining start-up Chrysalix Technologies has won significant funding from the EU to scale-up its business. The company uses waste wood and agricultural by-products as well as sustainably-grown biomass to produce biofuels, biomaterials, greener chemicals and bioplastics. Its BioFlex process

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Scania Denmark Offers Customers Trial Rentals of Biogas Trucks

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scania Denmark is offering customers trial rentals of its compressed biogas G 410 truck. According to the company, despite the clear advantages of anaerobic digestion to create biogas for transport, customers are “reluctant” to make the switch to

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Biomethane-Powered Machinery to Fix Potholes in Cornwall, UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Potholes in Cornwall, UK will be fixed by machines powered by biomethane. Construction firm Cormac is trialling the new equipment powered by biogas derived from cow manure. Cornwall Council has been working with local clean energy company Bennemann to

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals — April 26-29, 2020 — New Orleans, LA DEADLINE: January 24, 2020

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology announces the premier scientific conference for biotechnological advances for production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials. The 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in

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Cabinet Approves New Guide for Biofuels Policy

by Khulekani Magubane (Fin24)  Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters on Tuesday morning that Cabinet approved the biofuels regulatory framework, as a policy which will guide the implementation of government's biofuel industrial strategy. Mthembu was speaking to reporters in

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EPA Fulfills Another Trump Administration Promise: Finalizes RFS Volumes for 2020 and Biomass Based Diesel Volumes for 2021

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020, and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. Through this action, the Trump Administration has fulfilled

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Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperatures From Concentrated Sunlight for Industrial Processes, With Momentum Toward Commercial Hydrogen Fuel Creation

(Heliogen/Business Wire) Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees

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Air Liquide, DLVA and ENGIE Are Entering into an Ambitious Partnership to Produce Green Hydrogen on an Industrial Scale

(Air Liquide)   Air Liquide, the Durance, Luberon, Verdon urban area (DLVA) and ENGIE are signing a cooperation agreement to develop the “HyGreen Provence” project which aims at producing, storing and distributing green hydrogen. Initiated in 2017, “HyGreen Provence” will make it

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Is Big Oil Feeling the Heat?

by Matt Carr (New Energy American/The Hill) ... In 2016 Big Oil received the gift of the century in a Donald Trump presidency. Despite promises in Iowa to grow the renewable fuels industry and to promote clean air, he immediately set out to do exactly

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EU’s Increased Demand for Higher Ethanol Blend Could Be Met, Study Shows

(ePURE)  More countries could adopt higher ethanol fuel blends to reduce transport emissions, improve air quality and boost engine performance – without exceeding the existing cap on crop-based biofuels  -- Europe’s need for better-performing, low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions from existing

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Wisconsin Clean Cities, Milwaukee, WI Seeking Internship Candidates DEADLINE: December 31, 2019

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  WCC is seeking paid internship candidates for the spring semester through the U.S. DOE's Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week in our Milwaukee office. Interested candidates may contact WCC Executive Director

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Kwik Trip Receives Qward for Sustainable Transportation Efforts.

by Molly Ringberg (News8000) Top sustainable transportation leaders around Wisconsin were honored for their commitment to the environment at the Wisconsin Clean Cities 25th Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Awards. First place for the Forward Fleet Award went to Kwik Trip for the amount

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American Danish Business Council 2020 Transatlantic Company of the Year – Nominations Are Open! DEADLINE: February 21, 2020

(American Danish Business Council) AmCham Denmark, in partnership with the American Danish Business Council in Washington D.C., is pleased to announce the 2020 Transatlantic Company of the Year. Nominations are now open. About the Award The Transatlantic Company of the Year recognizes the important contributions and

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Bombardier Delivers Aircraft Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Latitude 33 Aviation

(Biofuels International)  Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has announced that California, US-based private jet charterer Latitude 33 Aviation has taken delivery of the first customer aircraft to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the Challenger

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Research Yields Potential Bioblendstock for Diesel Fuel

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Phys.Org)  The NREL scientists, along with colleagues at Yale University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are part of the Department of Energy's Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Co-Optima's research focuses on improving

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Gulfstream’s Fleet Hits Sustainable Aviation Fuel Milestone

(Biofuels International)  Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s fleet has flown over one million nautical miles – or 1.85 million kilometres – on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  The company has used SAF for its corporate, demonstration, customer support and flight test fleets since

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POET Commits $2 Million for Precision Agriculture Initiative at SDSU

(POET) Today (December 17, 2019)   POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for construction of the precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University (SDSU). POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research

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Notice of Contract Proposals (NOCP) for the 9005 Advanced Biofuel Payment Program for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 DEADLINE: February 18, 2020

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) This Notice announces the acceptance of applications to enter into Contracts to make payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels to support and ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels. To

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Exclusive - Brazil Corn Ethanol Push Gains Momentum as COFCO, AMaggi, Raizen Weigh Entry

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Chinese commodities trader COFCO, Brazilian grains group AMaggi and a Shell-Cosan joint venture are working on plans to build their first corn ethanol plants in Brazil, according to their suppliers, breaking sugarcane’s lock on the biofuel locally. The

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REG Blending Partner Becomes Boston’s Official Heating Oil Provider: Broco Oil to Provide Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil for City’s Municipal Buildings

(Business Wire) Family owned, veteran operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil’s ’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat® fuel blend containing

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ICAO and IAF Sign MoU for the Provision of Verification Training for ICAO's CORSIA

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of training for ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA is the first global market-based measure

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Lessons Learning on the Road to Commercialization: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn’s Demo to Commercial Path

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We all know going from demo to commercial isn’t easy. Ensyn, a company that produces biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology and focuses on low carbon fuels and chemicals, knows all

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One-Step Process: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ETB’s Butadiene from Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ETB Catalytic Technologies developed a unique technology of producing butadiene from ethanol production. But the big question is how do they commercialize the technology? Just ask Vladimir Trembovolsky, CEO of ETB Catalytic Technologies who shared this presentation

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Confessions of a Biorefiner: Green Plains’ Journey into the Land of High-Value Proteins, and the Who, What and Why of That

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week news came out of a partnership between Novozymes and Green Plains to use biological technology to extract more value from corn protein, at what used to be known as corn ethanol plants, but with

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POSTPONED World BioMarkets --- POSTPONED from March 23-25, 2020 to November 2-4, 2020 --- Amsterdam, Netherlands 2020 Bio-Stars Program Is Now Open for Entries DEADLINE unclear

(BioMarket Insights) In our ongoing quest to connect the entire value chain and showcase the most exciting up and coming companies within the bio-economy, our Bio-Stars programme is back for World Bio Markets 2020 (Amsterdam, March 23-25). Last year Ashleigh International, Bloom, Cellutech, Chip(s)

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries --- June 3-5, 2020 --- Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: extended to February 10, 2020

The 16th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 3 June until Friday 5 June, 2020. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about 350 international participants from over 30 countries.  Delegates from university,

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CANCELLED International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries --- June 3-5, 2020 --- Ghent, Belgium

The 16th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 3 June until Friday 5 June, 2020. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about

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Despite Lukewarm Reviews, COP25 Offered Bright Prospects for Role of Ag

(Solutions from the Land)  Assessments in the press and among many policy advocacy groups panned the two-week global climate talks that closed last week. But the negotiations were not without high points, including a greater recognition of the role of

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CANCELLED Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference --- POSTPONED to May 2022 --- Panama City, Panama

Come join us at the first-ever Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference, April 22-24, 2020 ,POSTPONED TO MAY 2022 in Panama.  After the implementation of IMO 2020, you may be wondering: How have trade flows changed? How has the market reacted? What

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Lignofuels Americas 2020  --- March 11-12, 2020 --- Omaha, NE

Lignofuels Americas 2020 will bring together senior representatives from across the entire value chain including feedstock producers, technology providers, cellulosic biofuel producers and the research community amongst others for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussions and excellent networking opportunities. Transportation fuels

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Trump Administration to Stick with 2020 Biofuel Plan over Farmer Objections: Sources

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters/Investing.com) The White House will stick with its current proposal on 2020 biofuel blending requirements, despite anger in Farm Country that the plan does too little for corn growers, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The issue

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Scientists Convert Plastics into Useful Chemicals Using Sunlight

(Nanyang Technological University/Science Daily)  ...  Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a

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ABC Briefs Senate Staff on Benefits of Biogas Energy, Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and the minority staff of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a briefing for U.S. Senate staff addressing the climate benefits of farm-based renewable energy

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Delta Enters Offtake Agreement with Gevo for 10 Million Gallons Per Year of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Creates Long-Term Carbon Solution

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:  GEVO) – Delta’s work to create a sustainable future continues with a long-term offtake agreement under which Delta will purchase 10 million gallons per year of advanced renewable biofuels from Gevo. Sustainable aviation fuels provide significant environmental

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Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Cap-and-Invest Modeling Lacks Consideration of Renewable Fuel Adoption and Infrastructure

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Modeling by Georgetown Climate Center's Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States released Tuesday showed potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, pollution reduction, job creation and public health benefits.  The anticipated

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Spending Bills Sent to Senate ... Included in the Deal Is a Year-End Compromise on Tax Extenders

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  ON TO THE SENATE: The House passed the $1.4 trillion spending deal on Tuesday that would give federal agencies $49 billion in extra cash this fiscal year and avert a government shutdown ahead of

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Regional Proposal for Clean Transportation Reaches Milestone States and D.C. Invite Feedback on Draft MOU, Share Estimates of Potential Benefits for Health, Environment, Economy DEADLINE February 28, 2020

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center)  The bipartisan group of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that make up the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) today invited public input on a new draft proposal for a regional program to establish a cap

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New Technology and Sustainable Fuels Result in 50% Drop in Passenger Carbon Emissions

(Biofuels International)  According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), carbon emissions per passenger have declined by over 50% since 1990.  Much of this improvement can be attributed to the air industry achieving an annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2.3%

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We Need a Massive Climate War Effort—Now Only Major Spending on Clean Energy R&D Can Save Us.

by Kevin Drum (Mother Jones)  ... The real issue is this: Only large-scale government action can significantly reduce carbon emissions. But this doesn’t let any of us off the hook. Our personal cutbacks might not matter much, but what does matter is whether

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China Plans to Buy Ethanol, Count Hong Kong Trade in U.S. Pledge

(Bloomberg) Beijing plans to lift trade war tariffs on ethanol, people say; Re-routing trade from Hong Kong could add around $10 billion-- Further details are emerging on how China would increase imports from the U.S. by as much as $200

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Neutrons Optimize High Efficiency Catalyst for Greener Approach to Biofuel Synthesis

(U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Science Daily) Researchers used neutron scattering in the development of a catalyst that converts biomass into liquid fuel with remarkably high efficiency and provides new possibilities for manufacturing renewable energy-related materials. Researchers led by the

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ITOCHU Announces the Start of an Overseas Demonstration Project to Culture Euglena

(ITOCHU Corporation)  ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President and COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it has decided to conduct an overseas demonstration project (hereinafter the “Demonstration Project”) in collaboration with euglena Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku,

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PetroBio Helps Renova Replace Fossil Fuels with Renewables

(Renova/PetroBio/My News Desk) Renova takes another step towards reducing climate-impacting emissions with the help of renewable burner technology from PetroBio.  --  In an effort to reduce climate-impacting emissions, the Swedish waste power plant Renova in the district Sävenäs, upgrades its eight

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Conversion Technologies: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Carbon-Based Fuels and Co-Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is working with biomass so challenging? Jonathan Male, Director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) set out to answer that question at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. Check out his illuminating

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Show Me The Money!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to 1st Cash Cover Crop for the Midwest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cover crops are not all the same – just ask Dr. Tim Ulmasov, CTO of CoverCress who shared this presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco to introduce the first cash cover crop for the Midwest. It’s similar

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We Three Kings of the Bioeconomy Are: Novozymes & Green Plains, Arzeda & BP, and Inscripta & What Appears to Be the Entire Investing Universe Announce Massive Deals to Anchor a Big Bioeconomy Christmas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes & Green Plains, Arzeda & BP, and Inscripta & a bunch of investors new and returning — three transformative market shifts this week of epic proportion.  Grabbing the dollar headlines has to be Inscripta’s eye-watering $125

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Request for Candidate Nominations to Environmental Financial Advisory Board DEADLINE: January 6, 2020

(Environmental Protection Agency) The Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) provides ideas and advice to EPA's Administrator and program offices on ways to lower the costs of and increase investments in environmental and public health protection. EFAB's work focuses on: Lowering the cost

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House Bill Sets New Standard for GREEN Streets

by Emily Mangan  (Transportation for America)  Last week, Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) introduced a bill that would measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled on our roadways. This would be transformative. ... Transportation is the single largest source of

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McEachin, Haaland, Dingell, Blumenauer, Tonko & Pingree Introduce 100% Clean Legislation

(Office of A. Donald McEAchin (D VA-04))  Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 with Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01). This legislation sets

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS International Congress & Exhibition “BIOMASS: Fuel & Power” — April 15-16, 2020 — Lesnaya, Moscow, Russia DEADLINE unclear

The Congress is leading international event on production and use of solid & liquid biofuels. The previous event gathered more than 200 senior executives from over 15 countries to discuss a variety of topics from feedstock to marketing of liquid

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NEW DATE International Congress & Exhibition "BIOMASS: Fuel & Power" --- POSTPONED to April 14-16, 2021 --- Moscow, Russia

The Congress is leading international event on production and use of solid & liquid biofuels. The previous event gathered more than 200 senior executives from over 15 countries to discuss a variety of topics from feedstock to marketing of liquid

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Systems-Inspired Design — June 16-18, 2020 — Seattle, WA DEADLINE: February 17, 2020

The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held in downtown Seattle, Washington on June 16-18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has

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Ethanol Industry Leaders to Governor Noem: E30 Ready for Prime Time

(South Dakota Farmers Union/Governors' Biofuels Coalition)  Following her remarks at the Glacial Lakes Energy annual shareholders meeting last week, a broad group of ethanol, agriculture, and clean air supporters commended South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for her leadership in advancing 30%

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