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'What the Hell Is That?': Brewery Uses Algae to Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Matt Bungard (Sydney Morning Herald) One of Sydney's most popular beermakers is using algae to make its products entirely carbon neutral, and encourage other breweries to do the same. Young Henrys has installed a 400-litre 'bioreactor' of algae at its brewery

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Yucky Scum May Someday Fuel Cars, Planes and Trains because of PNNL Researchers

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Tri-City Herald) Algae is often seen as a yucky muck, but it may soon join crop waste and cooking oils as an important ingredient in the recipe for renewable biofuels. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific

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CANCELLED Algal Culturing Techniques Course --- May 9-16, 2020 --- East Boothbay, Maine

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will have its annual Algal Culturing Course from:     Saturday, May 9 through Friday, May 15, 2020; Travel days should be Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 16, 2020. The course will be

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Department of Energy Announces Collaboration with the International Motor Sports Association

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (January 24, 2020), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced a collaboration to encourage the development of advanced fuels and efficient technologies in motorsports. This collaboration was formalized through

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WinGD Advances Clean Fuel Research with Flexible Injector Concept

(WinGD) WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has bolstered its investment in fuel research with the development of a flexible injection system. In a whitepaper released today, ‘Flexible Injector to Advance Alternative Fuels Research’, the engine designers describe how the concept

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Energy Ministry Keen to Maintain Subsidies for Biofuels

(Bangkok Post) The Energy Ministry plans to revoke the seven-year time frame for terminating the subsidies for biofuels, expecting to amend the State Oil Fund Act of 2019 within two years. Viraphol Jirapraditkul, director of the Energy Fund Administration Institute (EFAI), said Energy

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Indonesia's Pertamina Ends Deal with Italy's Eni for Palm Oil Fuel Project -Pertamina CEO

by Wilda Asmarini  (Reuters) Indonesia state energy company PT Pertamina has ended a partnership with Italian oil, gas and power firm Eni SpA to process palm oil into fuel, Pertamina’s chief executive told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday. Pertamina’s Nicke Widyawati said during

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INA 2G-Ethanol Plant Project Basic Engineering in Croatia

(De Smet Engineers & Contractors)  De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) has started working on a Basic Engineering contract for the Croatian Oil & Gas Company INA, covering the OSBL portion of a 2G Ethanol (2nd generation) project to be

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'It Damages Machines': PLN Averse to Pure Palm Oil in Its Diesel Power Plants

by Norman Harsono (Jakarta Post)  Over the past five years, state-owned electricity company PLN has been intensifying the use of palm oil in its diesel-fired power plants but, going forward, the company is intent on slowing down usage out of technical

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How House Republicans Won over Conservatives to Gain Consensus on a Climate Agenda

by Josh Siegel  (Washington Examiner) House Republicans have convinced their most conservative members to support a forthcoming plan for the federal government to address climate change. Republicans have long been skeptical of federal efforts to curb climate change. But now, even conservative

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Ethanol Report 1-31-20 SRE Court Ruling, NEC Preview, Midwest LCFS, Crappie Masters

(Ethanol Report/Renewable Fuels Association) In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear about a new court ruling that could be a game changer for Small Refinery Exemptions, get a preview of the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, learn about

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Appears to be cancelled NEW DATE Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference --- POSTPONED to May 2022 --- Panama City, Panama

Linking you with the top bunkering professionals on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans  --  The Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference is a 3-day event packed with first-class networking and high-quality speakers; giving you the latest insights and

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Manuelita, the First Ethanol Producer in Brazil to Obtain RenovaBio Certification

(Manuelita (Google Translation)) Vale do Paraná, our subsidiary in partnership with Pantaleón de Guatemala, is the first mill among 370 ethanol producers in Brazil to obtain RenovaBio sustainability certification for 100% of the area cultivated in sugar cane. This certification accredits our

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Food and Market Waste–A Pathway to Sustainable Fuels and Waste Valorization

by Miloud Ouadi, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Lais Galileu Speranza, Hessam Jahangiri, Andreas Hornung (American Chemical Society) Food and market waste (FMW) is one of the most abundant unrecycled products which poses waste management issues and negative environmental impacts. Thermo-catalytic reforming

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Rural America’s Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Rural Energy for America Program, The Farm Bill

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Between droughts, trade wars, and more, Rural America has had so many challenges, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to help with various Rural Business-Cooperative Service’s programs including investment of approximately $2 billion across

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Who’s the Mystery Date? Green Hydrogen for Renewable Diesel’s Stealthy Project

by Jim Lane (Hydrogen Digest) From Planet Houston we’ve heard that ENGlobal inked a $20 million to supply process modules that will be used to construct a complete hydrogen production facility. The plant will be a major component of an otherwise

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The Largest Sustainable Aviation Fuel Offtake Deal, Ever?: Delta Strikes Historic SAF Contract with Pacific Northwest Biofuels Venture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Washington state and from Georgia news arrives that Delta and entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from NWABF. Yep, NWABF, which sounds an awful lot

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The Contradictions of Battery Operated Vehicles

by Graham Conway (TEDxSanAntonio Talks) This talk will challenge the popular perception that Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are environmentally friendly, and will argue that we are inappropriately rushing the market introduction of these vehicles. BEVs are commonly sold under the

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Light-Based Chemistry Could Increase Energy Density of a Renewable Fuel

(Photonics/Los Alamos National Laboratory)  Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used photochemical [2 + 2] cycloaddition to upgrade biomass-derived acetone — common nail polish remover — to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and produced a product that can be blended with conventional jet

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WEBINAR: IPREFER: New Cash Crop for Aviation Fuel

by Winthrop Phippen (IPREFER/CAFFI)  READ MORE

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WEBINAR: CoverCress Inc.: Adding Farmer Revenue by Providing the 1st Low Carbon Intensity Cash Cover Crop on Unused Land Over Winte

by Cris Handel (CoverCress Inc./CAAFI) Our conclusions from interactions with 500+ farmers over the last 3 years:  CoverCress harvest date and $50+/acre cash margin (via yield) are the top 2 drivers for farmers.  Post corn harvest planting methods fit enough

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WEBINAR: Forest System Health: Evaluating Trade-offs for Water, Fire, Biofuels, and Fish

by Mark Wigmosta (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/CAAFI)  READ MORE

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WEBINAR: Low-Cost, Low-Volume Prescreening of Novel SAF

by Joshua Heyne (University of Dayton/CAAFI) Fit-for-purpose properties to Tier 3 and 4 Operability Limits ... This Prescreening isn’t (doesn’t) • Required • Affect the formal approval process • Comprehensive • Additional properties that alternative fuels are sensitive to are not additionally evaluated. • thermal stability • contaminates,

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Sustainable Synthetic Carbon Based Fuels for Transport

(The Royal Society)  The need to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from all human activities has never been clearer. One area requiring urgent action is the transition from the use of fossil fuels for transport. Whilst the decarbonisation of electricity

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More than Biomass: Purposefully Grown for Ecosystem Services

Cristina Negri, John Quinn, Jules Cacho, Colleen Zumpf, Shruti Khadka Mishra, and Patty Campbell (Argonne National Laboratory/CAAFI)  ... Responsible innovation: “taking care of the future through collective stewardship of science and innovation in the present”* ( *Stilgoe, Owen, and MacNaghten.

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POSTPONED seeSUSTAINtec --- POSTPONED to 2021 --- Sofia, Bulgaria

EE & RE, Smart Cities and Save the Planet are now merged under the new brand seeSUSTAINtec – an exhibition and forum on sustainable technologies for South-East Europe   --  The event is the only international exhibition and forum in Bulgaria for

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Minnesota Corn Growers Rolls out Biofuels Effort: The Better Fuel Initiative Will Promote Biofuels Policy, Outreach Efforts and Increased Use.

(Farm Progress/The Farmer/Minnesota Corn Growers Association) The Minnesota Corn Growers Association launched a new initiative last week at Ag Expo that will promote biofuel use, awareness and research. Through the Better Fuel Initiative, MCGA leaders seek to build on the momentum

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FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels Join Forces to Accelerate Renewable Fuels

(GoodFuels)  FinCo Fuel Group, active in the downstream energy market with a broad portfolio of fuel products, has expanded its network with the acquisition of a majority stake in GoodNRG, holding company of renewable fuels pioneer GoodFuels, the companies have announced

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All the Wrong MOVES: EPA's MOVES Model Contains Serious Flaws

by Dave VanderGriend  (Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EPA's MOVES model contains serious flaws and could heavily impact the industry as EPA conducts anti-backsliding study.  --  What is playing out in front of the ethanol industry is the reality of

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Ethanol Advocacy and Global Emissions Reduction

by Brian Healy (U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol's importance for climate goals highlighted following the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference.  --  COP25, the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference, wrapped up in December, leaving in its wake a

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An Ounce of Prevention: With a Global Rise in Cyber Threats

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With a global rise in cyber threats—including within the ethanol industry—experts offer security tips and best practices. -- ... What was once a far-fetched story line is now an increasingly real concern: ransomware. In

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Blended Curriculum: The Nebraska Ethanol Board Offers Workshops

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Nebraska Ethanol Board offers workshops to help retailers learn more about E15 and higher blends. Other states offer help with grant application processes, or are pushing for for mid-level blends.  --  Considering updating

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The Versatile Ethanol Molecule: Ethylene, with a Similar Molecular Structure to that of Ethanol, Has Enormous Market Opportunity around the World.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Knock a water molecule off ethanol and you’ll get ethylene, C2H4—the most widely produced organic chemical globally that is the basis for scores of other chemicals and hundreds (maybe thousands) of products, from

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CARB Moves forward with Third-Party Verification for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

(Green Car Congress) California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) has supported an innovative revolution in alternative fuels. Those fuels have replaced more than 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum fuel in the past 12 months, providing Californians with cleaner alternatives. The California

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RFA and NCGA Co-Title Sponsorship of 2020 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail Begins This Week

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 2020 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association signed on as co-title sponsors for the fourth consecutive year. The first tournament begins

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Ask/Answered: What Happens if I Put Ethanol (E85) in a Standard-Fuel Vehicle?

by Daniel Walmer (The Sentinel)  ... But what happens if you accidentally grab the wrong nozzle at the gas station and put E85 in a car engine not designed for it? According to sources like AutoGuide.com and ABC Insurance Agencies, it isn’t

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Carbon Emissions Will Fall Just 4 percent by 2050, According to Government Projections

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill) ... Though a number of states have set goals to have their electric sector be carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner, the report suggests those efforts could be derailed by growing transportation emissions, which are

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Investors Go after Trump Rollbacks

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)   Investors representing almost $113 billion in assets under management warned oil, gas, mining and timber companies not to take advantage of Trump administration environmental rollbacks, arguing they should consider the financial risk. Trump rollbacks

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Cook County Jail Inmates Turn Vegetable Oil into Diesel Fuel

by Evan Garcia (WTTW) A new program at Cook County Jail teaches inmates how to make biodiesel fuel from cooking oil used in the jail’s dining halls. Two of the Cook County sheriff’s utility trucks, which transport supplies throughout the county, run

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Two New Standards to Support National B20 Biodiesel Fuel Programme

(Bernama/The Edge Markets) The Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) has developed two new Malaysian standards, namely MS123-4 High PME diesel fuel — Specification — Euro 2M and MS 123-5 High PME diesel fuel — Specification - Euro 5, in support

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Utt’khand Co-op Sugar Mills to Set up Ethanol Plant

by Rohit Gupta (Indian Cooperative) With an objective to improve the conditions of cooperative sugar mills in Uttarakhand, the state government is planning to install ethanol plants in the cooperative sugar mills of the state. This was announced in a meeting chaired by

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Chemical Distribution Facility Proposed for Site South of Highway 1 in Abbotsford Would Include Three Large Ethanol Tanks

by Tyler Olsen (Abbotsford News) A proposal to build a large chemical distribution facility just southwest of the Sumas interchange received the conditional blessing of Abbotsford council last week. ... Univar distributes chemicals and other products, many of which are used by agriculture

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Two Airlines Working Towards Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Alaska Airlines and United Airlines’s Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alaska Airlines and United Airlines are on board with sustainable aviation fuel, and both airlines gave these short but sweet presentations at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco outlining their aviation biofuel activities to date as

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Mattel’s Biobased Building Blocks, World’s 1st Fuel-Cell Powered Train, Self-Healing “Frankenstein” Concrete, Potato Starch Produce Packaging, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 30th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From big companies like Mattel and their first building block sets made from bioplastics, to smaller innovators and entrepreneurs, the bioeconomy had a busy week with innovations. A new plant-based faux fur that incorporates SORONA, a

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CANCELLED Hydrogen & Fuel Cells for Heavy Duty Transport --- CANCELLED from March 25-26, 2020 to TBD --- Brussels, Belgium

After the Paris Agreement, Europe is united to fight the climate change. Our planet is sending us a message to embrace clean technologies and look for sustainable energy sources. This is a common challenge on the way to decarbonization for

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Air Industry Leaders and Fuel Producers Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel in France

(Biofuels International)  Global leaders in fuel production and aviation have welcomed recent advancements in favour of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in France. On 27 January 2020, the French Government presented the country’s ambitions regarding SAF, setting forth the

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Paraguayan Government Grants ‘Free Zone Regime’ for Omega Green Biofuel Plant

(Biofuels International)  The government of Paraguay has recently granted a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, which is being touted as the first advanced biofuels plant in the southern hemisphere. The facility, which will be built by ECB Group

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French Airport Group to Eliminate GHG Emissions by 2030, Promotes Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Biofuels International)  France’s first 100% carbon-neutral airport group, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group, has unveiled its programme to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. The group, which has been implementing an ambitious policy to reduce its environmental footprint

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Clean Energy Delivers 143 Million Gallons of Redeem RNG

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in the U.S. and Canada, says it delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem RNG in 2019. Redeem was the first commercially

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Panel Discusses Benefits of Biofuels over Petroleum

by Rachel Clark (Badger Herald)  Biofuels used in industry have shown promising signs of advancement in bioproducts --The Wisconsin Energy Institute held a panel to discuss the viability of biofuels and bioproducts as replacements to other, more harmful types of

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Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Requests Public Comment on Cap and Invest Program

The states participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have released a  Draft Memorandum of Understanding to establish a regional cap and invest program to transition to a more sustainable, resilient, low carbon transportation sector. Also released were initial

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Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop --- February 19-20, 2020 --- Arlington, VA

On February 19-20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host a workshop in Arlington, VA. In recent years, BETO has expanded its portfolio beyond traditional biomass feedstocks to

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Cooperative Producers Adds E15 at Axtell and Red Cloud Locations

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KTIC) The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) applauds Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI) for adding E15 at their fuel sites in Axtell, Nebraska, and Red Cloud, Nebraska. These additions are CPI’s fifth and sixth locations selling E15 in the state including

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Letter: Give Retailers Incentive to Offer Stronger Ethanol

by Rick Fox (Ohio Ethanol Producers Association/Columbus Dispatch) Even though Ohio is one of the nation’s leading ethanol producing states, it lags far behind other states in terms of the number of retailers that offer higher blends of ethanol gasoline such

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Iowans Push 2020 Candidates to Focus on Climate Change

by Rebecca Beitsch  (The Hill)  ... While climate change has been given short shrift on the debate stages, it’s been widely discussed as the state races toward its first-in-the-nation caucuses on Monday. Record-setting flooding devastated nearly every corner of the state

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EPA Delivers Proposed Rule to Streamline Fuel Regulations to OMB

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on Jan. 27 submitted a proposed rule to streamline fuels regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released

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E&C Leaders Release Draft Clean Future Act Legislative Text to Achieve a 100 Percent Clean Economy

(U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce) Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) today released legislative text of the draft Climate Leadership and

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Democrats' Infrastructure Proposal Gets Green Tint

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy) DON'T CALL IT INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK... But House Democratic leaders are expected to roll out their own infrastructure framework today with a particular focus on climate change. The framework comprises a mix of transportation and water

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Industry Seeks Long-Term Ethanol Pricing Formula

by Preeti Bhagat (Cogensis) The sugar industry has asked the Prime Minister's Office to announce a long-term pricing formula for ethanol to attract more investment. It has also asked the government to announce the method used to calculate ethanol prices, which will

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Biodiesel Plant Reopens Thanks to Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit

by Marjorie Kulba (Farm Journal's Ag Pro) An Iowa biodiesel plant is reopening after it shut down late last year.  The Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant in Farley, Iowa started up production at the plant last week after shutting down for most of December

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Abengoa and Alcogroup to Contest EU Antitrust Charges at Hearing: Source

by Foo Yun Chee (Reuters) Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa and Belgian rival Alcogroup will make their final stand against EU antitrust charges over alleged rigging of ethanol benchmarks at a hearing on Tuesday, a source close to the matter said on

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Interfacing with R&D and Industry: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Advanced Development & Optimization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We are always trying to optimize – optimize processes, efficiencies, cost, value, and more, but did you know that the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has a program just for this sort of thing?

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Clearing the FOG – Reclaiming Advanced Biofuel from Fats, Oils and Grease

by Ron Crosier (Downey Ridge Environmental Company/Biofuels Digest)  ... Critics of biofuels argue that biofuel feedstocks require vast amounts of arable land, water and other resources that would otherwise be used for food production. ... However, a new means for generating

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Neste and Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen to Spread Climate Awareness during Away Games this NBA Season

(Neste/WebWire) Neste’s new campaign has basketball player Lauri Markkanen dunking for a good cause. This season, Chicago Bulls player Lauri Markkanen will be taking more than just his game to cities around the US. A series of basketball dunks designed by Markkanen will

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2020 Diesel Outlook: Off and Running

(Diesel Technology Forum)   ...- Before the end of the new decade, more efficient commercial vehicles will have eliminated 1.3 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and the majority of these benefits will be delivered by diesel technology.  - The ability to

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Low-oil DDGS Provides Less Energy, More Protein in Pig Diets

(University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Given greater oil-extraction efficiencies at corn ethanol plants, the resulting coproducts, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), are lower in fat. That means less energy for pigs and other

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Senate Refers Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 to Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

(Bergeson & Campbell) On December 10, 2019, the U.S. Senate received and read twice the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 (Act). Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives one day prior to the Senate’s review, the Act --

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Lidl Rolls out Italian Retail Sector’s First Biomethane-Powered Vehicles

(Iveco/NGV Journal)  Five new biomethane-fueled trucks in the Lidl fleet were unveiled, a result of the company’s collaboration with IVECO, LC3 Trasporti and Edison. This is a first in the Italian Retail and Mass Distribution Sector, which again highlights the partners’

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Algae Bloom & HAB Remediation Workshop Series --- March 24-25, 2020 --- Ft. Myers, FL DEADLINE: unclear

Microcystin producing cyanobacteria blooms are getting worse every year. It's not just a local problem...it's global and needs immediate attention! Algae blooms & HABs are affecting fishing, swimming, tourism, real estate values, local economies and are a health risk to

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WEBINAR: Algae Bloom & HAB Remediation Workshop Series --- March 24-25, 2020 --- Ft. Myers, FL

Microcystin producing cyanobacteria blooms are getting worse every year. It's not just a local problem...it's global and needs immediate attention! Algae blooms & HABs are affecting fishing, swimming, tourism, real estate values, local economies and are a health risk to

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Airbus, Air France, Safran, Suez and Total Welcome Advancements in Favour of a Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Industry in France

(Safran) As the French Government presented the country's ambitions with regards to sustainable aviation fuel, in Toulouse, Airbus, Air France, Safran, Suez and Total acknowledge the launch of a new Call for Expression of Interest (CEI). The ambition presented set forth

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Portuguese Tech Institute to Produce Advanced Biofuels from Tree-Pruning-Waste

by João Ernesto Fonseca  (Euractiv/Lusa)A project to use the waste from pruning vines and fruit trees to produce advanced biofuel is being developed at the BLC3 Campus of Technology and Innovation in Oliveira do Hospital, the campus president said. EURACTIV’s

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Bigger, Better Crops Combat Climate Change

by Michael Robin (Western Producer)  Carbon from bigger crops and more robust plants like this hybrid canola, and their larger root systems, is being sequestered at higher rates than it was in the past from annual cropping. As well, new

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Soaring Demand Seen Driving French Ethanol Sales to New Record This Year

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters) Ethanol sales in France should continue to rise sharply this year after reaching a new record in 2019, mostly boosted by tax breaks and a wider availability in petrol stations, French ethanol producer group SNPAA

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MU Research Puts Green Algae on the Front Line to Replace Fossil Fuel

by Mariana Labatte (Innovations in Agriculture Missourian Extension) MU computer science professor Jianlin Cheng sees the future of energy in green algae. The small aquatic plants that add a layer of scum to ponds and pools have a beneficial side — green

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Plan to Make E20 Fundamental Petrol

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post) The Energy Ministry plans to promote gasohol E20 as the fundamental petrol in the third quarter in a bid to become the first country in Asia to use ethanol as a core fuel. This enforcement will make

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Trade Associations Launch Liquid Biofuel Supply Chain Strategy and Taskforce to Tackle Carbon Emissions

by Nunzia Florio  (Tank Storage Association) Trade Associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a future vision for liquid fuels ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’, which

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Used Cooking Oil to Be Converted into Biodiesel for Vehicles in Abu Dhabi by the End of 2020

by Anwar Ahmad (MSN News/Gulf News) Residents and restaurants will be able to sell their used cooking oils for conversion into biodiesels for vehicles by the end of 2020, a top official from Abu Dhabi’s Centre of Waste Management (Tadweer)

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#1 Biggest Barrier to Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Bottlenecks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the bottlenecks that prevent technologies from fueling the bioeconomy? Is it government? Is it lack of public acceptance or perception? Is it lack of access to capital? How about lack of market pull?

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Europe’s Plans for a Carbon Tax Could Derail Trade Deal with the US

by Silvia Amaro (CNBC) -The European Union is assessing whether to implement a carbon border tax, which would hit importers from countries that do not respect climate goals. -U.S. officials have already raised concerns about such plans, arguing they could

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Experts to Gather to Discuss the Public Health Threat from Gasoline Aromatics --- February 6, 2020 --- online from Miami Beach, FL

The discussion will highlight alternatives to gasoline aromatics that benefit public health, the environment/climate change, national security, and the economy. These solutions could be implemented in the upcoming Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. Governors, public health, environmental, energy, public

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Green Van Man! Ford Approves the Use of Eco-Friendly Biodiesel Made from Recycled COOKING OIL in Its Transits Claiming It Will 'Help Everybody Enjoy Improved Air Quality'

by Joe Pinkstone (Daily Mail)  Hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) produces a high-quality 'biodiesel'; Ford Transit's fitted with the 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine can now run on this fuel; The fuel produces up to 90 per cent less greenhouse gases than regular

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India, Brazil Agree to Boost Ties in IT, Biofuel and Mining

by Ashok Sharma (Federal News Network/Associated Press) India and Brazil agreed Saturday to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Brazil as

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Biodiesel from Food Waste and Used Cooking Oil

by Akhtar Ali (The Express Tribune)  ...  There are six possible raw material routes for making biodiesel. These are vegetable sources – palm oil, rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed, canola, jojoba, jatropha and others; waste vegetable oil or used cooking oil as it

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Biomass Trade Summit Europe 2020 --- POSTPONED to September 9-10, 2020 --- Amsterdam, Netherlands

ACI’ is pleased to announce the 5th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Summit Europe. The event will bring together senior executives and experts from the biomass trading industry,

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Prehistoric Microbes Valorize Carbon Dioxide under High Pressure to 'Green Gas'

(Krajete GmbH/TechXplore)  A completely new kind of bioreactor for the biological production of methane has enabled the use of extremely high pressure levels for the first time—and set new efficiency standards for the conversion of CO2 and H2 into methane. This significant

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DOE Project at U of I Will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop a precise system for measuring

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The New Carbon Economy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Waste Carbon Utilization and Management

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Electrification and batteries can’t remove the need for carbon,and a more sustainable economy is not a low-carbon economy as much as it will be a renewable carbon based economy, according to Ian Rowe, Technology Manager at

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Tenth Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA Small Refinery Exemptions

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to granting small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit late on Friday struck

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Turning CO2 into Fuel

by Andrew Myers (American Energy Society)  ... Recycling CO2 emissions themselves as researchers at Stanford University are doing has shown some promising results. They are turning carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources into fuels like natural gas

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Energy Department Announces Up to $64M to Advance H2@Scale in New Markets DEADLINE: February 25, 2020

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (January 23, 2020), the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $64 million in funding to advance innovations that will build new markets for the H2@Scale initiative. This investment will support transformational research and development (R&D), innovative

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Massive R&D Needed to Decarbonize Deep-Sea Shipping beyond 2050

by Chris Gillis (American Shipper/Freight Waves)  Oceangoing vessels challenge scale of newly introduced carbon-free power technologies for short-sea shipping and ferries, World Shipping Council CEO John Butler tells U.S. lawmakers. -- ... Maersk (OTCMKTS: AMKBY) is currently testing a 40-foot container-size

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JKUAT Alumni and Innovator Turns Water Hyacinth into Biofuel

by Patrick Amunavi (farmers.co.ke) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology alumni, and Innovator, Erick Gathirwa Kariuki, has developed a biofuel innovation by harnessing the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) into a bioethanol product that can be used as cooking fuel in households. Erick

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Indian Air Force Lands AN-32 Flying on Biofuel Near China Border

(Sputnik News) The Indian Air Force is aiming to cut fuel costs by around $4 billion by 2024. With the successful landing of the biofuel- blend-powered transport aircraft at a height of around 3,524 metres, the force will gradually move

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Making Big Oil Pay for Climate Change May Be Impossible

by Erik Larson (Bloomberg)  Across America, cities and states are using the courts to force energy companies to address the damage done by fossil fuels. It’s not going well. -- Exxon Mobil dodged a bullet last month when a judge

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Klobuchar Pledges to Roll Back Refinery Exemptions if Elected

by John Herath (Farm Journal Ag Web)  If elected president, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) plans to immediately roll back all of the small refinery exemptions made to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Klobuchar made the pledge on the AgriTalk Radio

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Department of Energy Announces nearly $100 Million for Bioenergy Technologies Research

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an investment of nearly $100 million in funding for research and development of bioenergy technologies. Issued on behalf of DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office, topic areas within the FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic

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Department of Energy Announces Nearly $300 Million for Sustainable Transportation Research

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (January 23, 2020) at the Washington Auto Show, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investment of nearly $300 million in funding for research and development of sustainable transportation

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New Fuel Storage Facility Proposed

by Ed Taylor (Jersey Post) A NEW fuel farm capable of storing ethanol could be built at La Collette, if planning permission is granted.  --  ATF Global Ventures has applied to create a storage facility on Route du Veule, complete

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TATA Projects to Execute Bio-Ethanol Project

(BigNewsNetwork.com/ANI/PRNewswire)  ... (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) BPCL's order is for its 2G Bio Ethanol Project at Bargarh, Odisha. The proposed production capacity of this plant is 100 KL per day of Second Generation Ethanol. This project is significant since the

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Tribal and Alaska Native Biomass Demonstration Projects; Eligibility Criteria

(Federal Register/Land Management Bureau)  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing eligibility and selection criteria for Tribal Biomass Demonstration Project and Alaska Native Biomass Demonstration Project proposals submitted for BLM-managed lands, as authorized by the Indian Tribal Energy Development

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How Plastic Can Fit in a Circular Carbon Economy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Recycling and Upcycling Plastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve seen the staggering numbers, 78 million tons of annual plastics production, 98% virgin feedstock, and only 14% gets collected for recycling. So what do we do about it? Jay Fitzgerald from the Bioenergy technologies

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Flying High on Biobased Waste Oils: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SkyNRG’s SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG recently announced the first dedicated European SAF production unit, but how do we accelerate market growth for sustainable aviation fuel? That’s a question SkyNRG is tackling by talking about challenges with scaling up and how

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How Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Is Making Its Way in the Aviation Sector

(Biofuels International) As part of the BIO4A project, SkyNRG will provide its valuable expertise in the sector to make BIO4A mission a reality: enabling the large-scale pre-commercial production of ASTM-certified SAF in the European Union. In this short interview, Oskar

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Etihad Targets Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Following Commitment to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  The United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways, has become the latest to commit to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. The airline plans to halve its 2019 net emission levels by 2035 through

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Peru’s Ethanol Consumption, Production Expected to Increase

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) According to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report, filed with the Global Agricultural Information Network, Peru is expected to produce and consume more ethanol in 2019 than it did in 2018. “Peruvian ethanol production in

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Capture Carbon Dioxide to Reduce Climate Change

by John R. Snyder (Post Register)  ...  That is, to reverse climate change, carbon dioxide currently in the atmosphere must be removed and new emissions of CO2 must stop. ... Carbon dioxide from coal and industrial plant emissions and the atmosphere

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Roadblock to Higher Blends

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round sale of E15 is a monumental achievement for the ethanol industry, but might also stymie growth for higher blends. Challenges to the rule could take the issues to

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At the Table, or On the Menu?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) As discussions about climate change ramp up, ethanol and its impact on emissions and the environment should be top of mind. -- We’re only halfway through the 116th Congress and, already, there have been

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Eye on Biodiesel Winners Showcase an Image of Success

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight visionaries and ones to watch in the biodiesel industry --  The National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to biodiesel. From long-time champions to

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DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.  This funding supports research that will lead to more affordable, efficient, and secure transportation energy. Funded through the

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Growth Energy's 20/20 Vision Executive Leadership Conference --- February 5-8, 2020 --- Key Biscayne, FL

We have a lot to keep our eyes on right now: elections, trade disputes, rulemaking – to name a few. With 20/20 Vision, Growth Energy has clarity on what is required to shape the outcomes of these critical events. We understand

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US Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit --- POSTPONED to October 21-22, 2020 --- Boston, MA

Maximizing commercial opportunities and partnerships in the hydrogen & fuel cells industry  --  With the world’s gaze focusing more and more on reducing emissions, and the incredible advancements in Hydrogen taking place, the time is now to explore this growing industry;

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WPI Professor Expands Green Energy Research with $2M DOE Grant -- Chemical Engineer Works to Turn Yard Waste and Food Waste into Biofuel

by Sharon Gaudin (Worcester Polytech Institute) Chemical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are broadening attempts to convert waste into environmentally friendly biofuels, lowering reliance on fossil fuels, cutting the amount of municipal waste going into landfills, and reducing water pollution and

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Recope Plans to Sell Super Gasoline with 8% Ethanol Starting in June

by Rico  (Q Costa Rica)  Recope will resume initiative 10 months after it was postponed by the Government due to user doubts and lack of information  --  After nine failed attempts, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) – the State

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Thai Energy Ministry Encourages Motorists to Use Biodiesel to Reduce Smog

(Star Online/Xinhua)  A thick layer of smog covers central Bangkok. Thailand's Ministry of Energy on Tuesday (Jan 21) suggested motorists to use biodiesel B10 and B20 to curb aggravating smog that is currently gripping the country --  Thailand's Ministry of

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Balrampur Chini Sees Government Push for Ethanol Bringing Stability for Sugar Suppliers

by Chandrakant Mahapatra (Bloomberg Quint)  The government’s ethanol push will bring about predictability for sugar suppliers as a glut has forced them to keep prices low, according to Vivek Saraogi, managing director of Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd.—one of the nation’s

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Brightmark Energy Partners with Larson Family Farms on Florida Biogas Project

(Brightmark Energy) Project will convert 230,000 tons of manure per year into renewable natural gas, reduce methane emissions from Central Florida dairy farms --  Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced today that it has partnered

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Shell Uses Plastic Waste to Produce Resin Feedstocks

by Stephen Moore (Plastics Today) Shell says that it has successfully made “high-end” chemicals using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste using a pyrolysis process that is considered a breakthrough for hard-to-recycle plastics. The initiative advances Shell’s ambition to use

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Dept. of Energy’s View on Transportation and National Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Transportation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With 3 trillion vehicle miles in the U.S. and 11 billion freight tons, transportation is key to our way of life, and the Department of Energy realizes it hits our national energy usage in many ways.

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EERE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable E : Department of Energy Announces nearly $100 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development DEADLINE Concept PaperMarch 5, 2020

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to over $96 million in funding for bioenergy research and development. This funding supports the U.S. bioeconomy, as well as DOE's goal of providing consumers and businesses

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Brazil’s Federal Program in Force Now: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RenovaBio & Brazil’s Carbon Reduction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Working as an M&A and capital market counsel focused on the biofuels sector, Oswaldo Dalla Torre has been monitoring the developments of the Brazilian Renovabio program, which has just entered into force. RenovaBio is Brazil’s federal

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The Democratic Party’s Choice for President: The Digest’s Endorsement--Amy Klobuchar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... We need “idealism without illusion”, as President John F. Kennedy once defined it. ... For that task, there is no better leader we’ve seen on the Democratic side this season than Senator Amy Klobuchar

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Living Robots, Fungus Homes, Biobased Aquaculture Ropes, Biopolymer Food Films, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 23rd

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It was a week of lots of deal-making, like edible straw startup Loliware’s raising of $5.9 million to scale production, and deal-breaking, like Itaconix and Nouryon’s break-up over biobased chelating agents for detergent applications. But it was

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Carbon Market Report -- Daily Carbon Pricing, Real-Time News and Market Analysis

(OPIS) Easily manage carbon compliance costs and risks with exclusive market intelligence found in the Carbon Market Report. All of your environmental credit costs appear in a single report, including: California Carbon Offset Assessments (CCO) Prompt California Cap-at-the-Rack Prices (CAR) OPIS

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UK’s Post-Brexit Farm Subsidies Will Prioritize Carbon Sequestration

(Our Daily Planet)  ...Under the bill, introduced to Parliament this week and expected to become law within a few months, farmers will be given subsidies not simply for cultivating land—the current EU system—but for delivering “public goods.” These include sequestering

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B&C Launches TSCA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Training Courses

(Bergeson & Campbell)  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the release of the complete suite of TSCA Tutor™ regulatory training courses online and on-demand at www.TSCAtutor.com.  Professionals seeking expert, efficient, essential training can preview and enroll in on-demand

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Military Researching Ways to Suck Carbon From Air to Make Fuel

by Bobby Magill (Bloomberg)  Military could use carbon captured from the air and sea water to make fuel; Pentagon involvement could speed up commercialization of technology  -- Technology that would suck carbon dioxide from the air and ocean water could be

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NEDGIA Promotes Certificates of Origin for Renewable Gas in Spain

(NGV Journal) NEDGIA, the gas distributor of the Naturgy group, participates as a partner, representing Spain, in the REGATRACE (Renewable Gas Trade Center in Europe) European Consortium. This initiative, in which 15 organizations from ten European countries participate and which is

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EU Invests €11M in Nouryon-Led Green Hydrogen Project in the Netherlands

by Jim Lane (Hydrogen Digest) A consortium comprising Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11-million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The project is a front-runner among several hydrogen initiatives aimed at

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From Plants to Energy: Sustainability RSO Makes Biodiesel out of Soybeans

by Jared Ebanks (Daily Illini) The turn of the new decade has caused many professionals and activists to recommit to solving climate change, including the Illinois Biodiesel Initiative, an RSO (registered student organization) that promotes sustainability on campus. IBI collects soybean oil

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Growing Biodiesel Industry Benefits Soybean Farmers

by Amie Simpson (Brownfield Ag News) ... Greg Anderson, a board member for the National Biodiesel Board, says more feedstock is needed because of the growth in the industry and soybean oil has been the primary feedstock for biodiesel since

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IRS Publishes Guidance on Claiming 2018-’19 Biodiesel Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The Internal Revenue Service published guidance Jan. 15 for companies seeking to claim the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for 2018 and 2019. The $1 per gallon tax credit expired Jan. 1, 2018, and remained expired until Dec.

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Manitoba Sets Goal to Have 'the Cleanest Fuel Standards in Canada'

by Gabrielle Taylor (CHVN Radio) Premier Brian Pallister announces that Manitoba is increasing the minimum amount of ethanol in fuels by as much as two-and-a-half times the current amount. The Government of Manitoba says the new plan will reduce Manitoba’s emissions by almost

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Exclusive: Philadelphia Refinery Expected to Be Sold to Real Estate Developer - Sources

by Laila Kearney (Reuters)  The bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to sell its fire-damaged refinery site to real estate developer Hilco Redevelopment Partners, three sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. ... Hilco, which has $2.5 billion of assets

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Ethanol Advocacy and Global Emissions Reduction

by Brian Healey (U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol's importance for climate goals highlighted following the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference.  --  COP25, the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference, wrapped up in December, leaving in its wake a

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Grassley: New WOTUS Coming This Week, Trump Got No Applause on Ethanol

(Hagstrom Report/Fence Post) ...  In a call to rural reporters, Grassley (Senator Charles Grassley R-IA) noted that he continues to warn the Trump administration that farmers are watching the management of the Renewable Fuel Standard and that he had heard

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Novel Protein Positioning Technique Improves Functionality of Yeast Cells -Expected Improvements in Cell Surface Engineering across a Variety of Fields-

(Kobe University) A research team at Kobe University has developed a method of artificially controlling the anchorage position of target proteins in engineered baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The group, consisting of academic researcher INOKUMA Kentaro, Professor HASUNUMA Tomohisa (both of the

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Are Presidential Candidates Listening to the Biofuels Industry?

by Ben Nuelle (AgriPulse)  Biofuel industry advocates say they’re pleased with how the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about ethanol and biodiesel in Iowa, although most of the campaigns haven't provided specifics about how they would increase demand.  READ MORE Trump

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Energy Ministry Criticised for Fuel Price Rise to Meet Sustainable Energy Target

by Josephine Koumettou   (In Cyprus) The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry has been criticised for taking last-minute measures to reach EU renewable energy targets, that involve an increase in the price of fuel, Phileleftheros reports. As per the relevant EU directive on

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Palm Oil Prices to Climb 17.9% in 2020 on Tight Supplies, Biodiesel Programs: Reuters Poll

by Mei Mei Chu (Reuters)  Average palm oil prices will surge 17.9% this year, a Reuters poll of industry participants showed, as reduced output in the first half of the year and higher biodiesel consumption in top producers Indonesia and Malaysia

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$500 Million Renewable Fuels Plant Proposed for Possible Land-Lease at Port of Greater Baton Rouge

by Timothy Boone (The Advocate) A Houston-based renewable fuels company is looking at leasing a 164-acre site at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge to build a $400 million to $500 million plant. Greentech Materials LLC would produce environmentally friendly diesel fuel

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Cellulosic Mixotrophy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Novel Platform for Algal Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a lot of flat, dry land in the U.S. but researchers at Arizona State University and others are looking at how that land could support biofuel production. How about evaporation-resistant reactors coupled with thermotolerant, high-productivity

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Dave Slade

In what Dave Slade, the executive director, Biofuel Technology & Services, at Renewable Energy Group, referred to as “an extremely conservative comparison”, a switch to B20 today and B100 in 2026 would cost a customer about $16000 and generate a

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Phillips 66 and REG Scrap Renewable Diesel Project

by Andreas Exarheas (Rigzone) Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) have announced that they are discontinuing their joint effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington. The project was said to have been canceled due to permitting

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Heard on the Floor: Alleluias and Vision 2020 at the National Biodiesel Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... They have been three years in the valley of the shadow of Death, and have emerged on the other side with huge wins in recent weeks on tax credits, progress on Argentine and China

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Plan to Gut Obama’s Auto Mileage Rules Is Getting Dialed Back

by Ryan Beene and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Revised proposal will require modest annual efficiency gains; Draft rule is under review by White House budget office -- ... A draft of the final rule, now undergoing a final White House

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Student Scientists Shine at National Biodiesel Conference

(National Biodiesel Board)  Industry professional see the difference students are making in biodiesel  --   Student scientists showcased dynamic campus biodiesel programs and research during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida this week. From leading biodiesel production on campus to conducting

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Fueling the Future: Diesel Fleets Will Continue to Thrive with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Attendees hear from industry leaders representing the Fuels Institute, the National Truck Equipment Association, and major OEMs  -- Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo received an enlightening glimpse into the future as industry leaders from the

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Exclusive: What’s in Republicans’ New Climate-Change Push

by Amy Harder (Axios) Trees, plastics and favorable tax policy are at the core of House Republicans’ new push on climate change — an effort to reassure voters they care about the problem after a decade of dismissing it. Why it

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