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Indonesia Prepares for Battle in Switzerland... Malaysia Lobbies in the UK ... The 3-monochloropropane diol (3-MCPD) Debate ....

(Palm Oil Monitor)  This week Indonesia and the EU are meeting in Geneva for a WTO consultation over the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The meeting is the culmination of a months-long public battle of words over the introduction of

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Where Are European Biofuels Heading? Agriculture Special Report

(S&P Global Platts)  The EU’s Green Deal has been one of the main topics for the renewable industry since beginning of this year. The Green Deal envisages Europe becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050. Under this program, announced

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Discovering New Uses and Markets for Ethanol

by Carrie Muehling (Energy.AgWired.com)  The 2020 National Ethanol Conference included a panel discussion on new uses for ethanol, moderated by Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of Badger State Ethanol, LLC. Panelists included Keegan O’Donnell, Gas Power Systems, New Product Engineering, General

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Decarbonizing Your Ride for a More Stable Climate: Scientists Measure the Climate Benefits of Alternatives to Petroleum Fuels

(National Science Foundation) Transportation produces a sizable amount of greenhouse gas emissions, largely by using petroleum to power internal combustion engines. Alternatives –- for example, organic materials such as grasses to produce fuels or electricity –- could avoid petroleum use altogether. Now,

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Would You Pay Higher Gas Prices to Slow the Climate Crisis? Governors in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Are Pondering that Question.

by Justin Gillis (New York Times)  A plan is under development in about a dozen Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States to tackle the country’s biggest source of greenhouse emissions, cut road congestion, clean up the air, improve public transit and ramp

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Ohio Legislation on the Move

by Ellen Essman (Ohio Law Blog/Ohio's Country Journal)  ...  House Bill 400 “To authorize a nonrefundable income tax credit for the retail sale of high-ethanol blend motor fuel.” ... The bill would give owners and operators of gas stations a

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Congresswoman Angie Craig Leads Letter Reiterating Support for Biofuels, Reducing Carbon Emissions

(Office of Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN2))  Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) delivered a letter signed by 11 members on the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus urging the Select Committee on Climate Crisis to include biofuels as a

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45Q, the Tax Credit That’s Luring US Companies to Capture CO2 -- Cement, Ethanol, and Ammonia Makers Are among Those Looking to Convert Waste Carbon to Cash

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News) ...  The most effective policies, economists and industrialists agree, are those that put a price on carbon. Doing so with a tax could make for a potent policy, but the idea doesn’t

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Neste and IKEA Finland to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Home Deliveries ‒ IKEA Is Aiming towards Emission-Free Deliveries by 2025

(Neste/Cision) Neste and IKEA Finland are offering lower emission home deliveries for Finnish consumers. Since the fall of 2019, IKEA has gradually started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in its home deliveries in the Helsinki capital region and around Raisio, a town

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The Jenny Craig Problem and the Theory of Carbon Offsets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  Even though solar and wind to use an example, have smaller carbon footprints than, say, burning petroleum as a heating oil, they aren’t carbon zero. So organizations that choose this path towards “net carbon

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Volvo Opts for Renewable Fuel HVO at Swedish Customer Centre

(Biofuels International)  Volvo CE’s customer centre in Eskilstuna, Sweden is paving the way for a sustainable future by running its demonstration machines on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The biodiesel fuel is now used in all machines at the customer centre,

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Aerospace Company Boom Supersonic to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Test Programme

(Biofuels International)  The company building the world’s fastest supersonic airliner, Boom Supersonic, has announced that is XB-1 test programme will be carbon neutral through the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and carbon offsetting. Boom is the first commercial airplane

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Udall, Grassley Introduce Bill to Ensure Taxpayers Get Fair Share for Public Lands Leasing

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  On the 100 year anniversary of the Mineral Leasing Act, senators introduce the Fair Returns for Public Lands Act of 2020 to modernize the country’s antiquated public lands royalty system, increase return to federal

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Södra Makes First Delivery of Biomethanol in Sweden for Biodiesel Production

(Biofuels International)  Swedish forest-owner association Södra has made a pilot delivery of biomethanol from the world’s first commercial plant for the sustainable fuel. Customer Emmelev plans to use the biomethanol in its biodiesel production process. The commercial biomethanol plant, which

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Rep. McEachin and Chair Grijalva Unveil Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation Following Year-Long Collaborative Effort

(Blue Virginia)  Great work by Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) on the landmark Environmental Justice for All Act, which they introduced at a at a press conference earlier today on Capitol Hill.  As Rep. McEachin said, “With today’s introduction of the Environmental Justice

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EQTEC to Upgrade Spanish Waste to Energy Facility for Biofuel Production

(Biofuels International)  Waste gasification to energy company EQTEC has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the existing syngas research and development facility at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. The university was recently successful in a funding application

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Seeing Starch: Novel Technique Enables Gentle Observation of Biofuel Materials

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to peer deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials without damaging the sample. This novel technique can confirm structural features in starch,

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First Dredger with Ultra-Low Emissions Has Arrived in Belgium

(Jan De Nul Group)  ... For its maritime fleet, Jan De Nul Group goes for 100% renewable fuel, a certified sustainable substitute for fossil fuel made from waste flows. Since the end of 2019, the first Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger is

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Vow ASA Enters Plastic to Fuel Deal with Test Plant in the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry

(Vow ASA/Globe Newswire)  Vow ASA, through its subsidiary ETIA, has been awarded a contract to provide a pyrolysis testing unit for processing of waste plastics and polymers for Unipetrol in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is a part of PKN ORLEN

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Beans Grown with Urine and Martian Soil, New Cosmetic Ingredient Produced by Fermentation, Plant-Based Superglue, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of February 27th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What a weird week – yummy string beans fertilized with human urine in the form of struvite and cultivated using artificial Martian and lunar soil, making Marvin the Martian hungry for some beans. If that’s too

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We Need Better Transportation Options, Not More Roads and More Lanes

by Parris N. Glendening (Washington Post/Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute) When President Trump attempted to eliminate California’s more stringent fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, local elected officials cried foul — and not just in California.

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Gov. Ricketts Calls on U.S. Automakers to Design Cars to Run on Higher Ethanol Blends

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE))  Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to American automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, urging them to increase production of passenger vehicles designed to run on higher ethanol blends, such as E20,

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Diamond Green Diesel to Enhance Distribution Logistics Per Agreement With St. Rose IMTT Terminal

(Darling Ingredients Inc./Market Watch) Darling Ingredients Inc. DAR, -5.44%  today announced that its joint venture with Valero Energy Corporation, Diamond Green Diesel ("DGD"), has entered into a long-term lease agreement with IMTT. The agreement will allow DGD access and use of the St. Rose IMTT

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Biomass Sugars to Hydrocarbon Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Enzymatic Hydrolysis Development Efforts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reducing cost and improving manufacturability of the biomass sugar platform through Continuous Enzymatic Hydrolysis (CEH) technology is one of the goals for NREL. James D. McMillan from NREL shared the latest research developments at the

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USDA's 30 Year Vision: No Need to Wander Like Moses

by Douglas Duarante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  ... U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...  presented a 10 year plan for E15 and a 30 year plan for E30 that is neither bold nor visionary and clearly suggests they need

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Douglas Durante

"I would have shown (USDA) my new magic trick where I can make 30 years disappear. It’s a simple trick. Provide a list of regulatory barriers, eliminate those barriers, and abra cadabra, more ethanol appears. And with that, importantly, comes

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Fuel Retailers Meet, Say Ethanol Gas Saves Money and Betters the Environment

(KLKN TV) Fuel retailers met ... to discuss ethanol and how using it helps save the planet and some change in your pocket. "We're excited the people are here and want to learn about how they can help us and

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USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda Will Benefit Biofuels, Bioenergy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA  unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30

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Netherlands All for Sustainable Palm Oil, Against EU Biofuel Ban

by Translator: Ricky Mohammad Nugraha (Tempo.co)  The Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok said the Netherlands is not backing the European Union biofuel ban that targets Indonesia-produced crude palm oil (CPO). However, Blok asserts that this issue must not be dragged out any further and Indonesia must pursue

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Carolina Opportunity Funds Chooses BioEconomy Solutions

(Carolina Opportunity Funds/PR Newswire)  Inaugural Investment for IMPACT Carolina QOZ Fund  -- Carolina Opportunity Funds is pleased to announce that BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed, and food products such as Tiger Nut flour,

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Optimizing Co-Product Production: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Alkaline-Oxidative Pretreatment of Woody Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Two birds with one stone – if you can get BOTH a clean sugar stream for the production of hydrocarbon fuels AND lignins that can feed multiple product streams, then you are talking economic viability. Eric L.

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Low Carbon Hydrogen on the Way in the UK

by Jim Lane (Hydrogen Digest)  From the UK, news is arriving out of research circles about a project called HyPER project (Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming), that will construct a state-of-the-art 1.5 MWth pilot plant at Cranfield

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The Competitive Edge: Catalyxx

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Catalyxx was formed with the purposes of owning the exclusive rights to a technology, originally developed by Abengoa Bioenergy, that converts ethanol into n-butanol, n-hexanol, n-octanol, and n-decanol by means of chemical catalysis. The technology is

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Bio Innovation Conference --- October 5-6, 2020 --- ONLINE

Presented by Maryland Life Sciences, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, the Bio Innovation Conference is driving the future of life sciences in Maryland. This conference provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss trends

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From Middle School to College, Educators Explore Teaching Sustainability; Advanced Biofuels USA Consults on Power of Renewable Transportation Fuel Options -- Your Contributions Are Welcome

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) At Hood College just blocks from Advanced Biofuels USA’s headquarters, the Biology Department’ Sustainability Work Group has proposed a new undergraduate major in Sustainability Studies.  At Independence, Ohio’s middle school, teachers are exploring putting

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The Scale of Investment Needed to Decarbonize International Shipping

by Randall Krantz, Kasper Søgaard, Dr Tristan Smith (Global Maritime Forum)  To make the decarbonization of the maritime shipping sector successful, the coming three decades will need to see a fundamental shift towards zero carbon energy sources. This implies a

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New Framework for Biofuels Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

by  (Business Maverick)  The recently published Biofuels Regulatory Framework is an important step in the attempt to develop a national biofuel industry, but it is far from sufficient to ensure the full benefits of biofuels while minimising the risks.  -- On

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Scientists Develop Open-Source Software to Analyze Economics of Biofuels, Bioproducts

by Julie Wurth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Perennial grasses can be converted into everything from ethanol to bioplastics, but it's unclear which bioproducts hold the greatest potential.  BioSTEAM, a new open-source simulation software package in Python developed by researchers at the

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Big Oil Explores Adding More Cheap Ethanol to Gasoline in Iowa

by Jeffrey Bair and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are exploring adding more ethanol in gasoline in top corn state Iowa to take advantage of how cheap the biofuel has become. The oil majors are gauging

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Oil and Gas Firms 'Have Had Far Worse Climate Impact than Thought'

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40% -- ... Although the research will add to pressure on fossil fuel companies, scientists said there was cause for hope because it showed

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CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS: Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting — August 9-12, San Francisco, CA DEADLINES: March 31, May 15, June 12, 2020

The 2020 program committee welcomes you to submit presentations in the Society’s core topic areas. Poster abstracts, as well as student oral session abstracts and contributed oral abstracts may be submitted for consideration.  READ MORE POSTER PRESENTERS ONLY Poster spaces are limited.

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CANCELLED Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting --- August 9-12, San Francisco, CA

The SIMB Board of Directors has voted to cancel the Annual Meeting scheduled in August in San Francisco. The decision was made based on predicted infection rates for COVID-19 over the summer and the uncertainty of the safety of air

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Wide-Ranging Partnership to Deploy B100 Biodiesel Technology in Daily, High-Mileage Class 8 Trucks

(National Biodiesel Board)  Wide range of organizations announce a partnership for validation project of biodiesel technology to demonstrate viability in real-world, high-mileage fleet applications  --  Innovative system allows for seamless 100 percent biodiesel use in all climates; Five ADM trucks

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Why the U.S. Faces a Steep Path to a CO2-Free Grid

by Peter Behr (E&E News) Nearly two dozen states and the District of Columbia have committed to slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with several planning at least an 80% cut.  Some Democratic presidential candidates are outlining goals for the majority of

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IRS Unveils 45Q Guidance

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  Almost two years after Congress initially expanded a tax incentive for carbon capture and sequestration projects as part of its 2018 budget bill, the IRS on Wednesday released its initial guidance on how exactly industries

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Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

(American Farm Bureau Federation) Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource

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USDA Takes Aim at Farmers' Environmental Footprint

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  The Agriculture Department is expected to announce today that it aims to cut farming's environmental footprint in half by 2050 while increasing farm productivity by 40 percent, three sources briefed on the plan told

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Ukraine May Lose the Rapeseed and Corn Markets of the EU — UGA

(APK-INFORM) Ukraine may be banned to supply corn and rapeseed to European Union countries, due to exceeding of the permissible emissions of greenhouse gases in terms of the reporting crops growing, declared the acting Executive Director of Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA),

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Drive on Bioethanol from Rotterdam

(Port of Rotterdam)  Europe’s largest biorefinery is located in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. Alco Energy Rotterdam converts corn into bioethanol fuel in a production process that generates zero waste. The CO₂ released during the process is transported

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1st Commercial-Scale Production of 5-HMF, 1st Hydrogen-Based Residential Area, Largest Fuel Cell System Ever on Major Ship, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of February 20th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s fun to be 1st and this week is full of them…from the first hydrogen-based residential area in the Netherlands to the world’s first commercial-scale production plant of 5-HMF via AVA Biochem and Michelin Group’s new

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Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

(Our Daily Planet) At the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas last night, the moderators asked a series of questions on climate change and environmental issues, and the candidates had a chance to both explain their plans and to talk about their

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Pathway Approved by ASTM

(Biofuels International)  ASTM International has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), created by Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG).  The new production pathway, which is called catalytic hydrothermolysis jet (CHJ), is expected to

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Finnish Biofuel Producer Fintoil Invests €100 Million in Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Fintoil, a biofuel producer based in Finland that is partly owned by investment company Taaleri, has invested over €100 million in a biorefinery in Hamina, Finland. The company plans to build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina,

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U.S. Gain Opens RNG Fueling Station at the Moreno Valley USD

by Matthew Mercure  (NGT News) U.S. Gain, a company that specializes in the development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG), says it has completed a new onsite natural gas fueling station for California’s Moreno Valley Unified School District. The station

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Germany Eyes New Offshore Wind Farms Dedicated to Green Hydrogen Production

by Bernd Radowitz (ReCharge) Move would be a world first in fast-moving sector — part of government plans to spend billions of euros to build up an industrial-scale domestic market for green H2  -- Germany is considering holding special offshore wind

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Landi Renzo USA Awarded $600,000 From South Coast AQMD and SoCalGas to Introduce Near Zero Natural Gas Heavy Duty Engine

(APNews/BusinessWire/Landi Renzo) Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, announced an award of $600,000. This corresponds in funding of $300,000 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s

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From Wind Power to Cow Manure: Oil Traders Seek New Profit Recipe

by Julia Payne (Reuters) The world’s largest oil traders are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into climate-friendly projects - including wind farms, cow manure plants and blue hydrogen - as they seek to match the profits they make from

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UPS Continues to Build on Renewable Natural Gas Momentum

(UPS)  More Agreements Highlight UPS’s Leadership in Alternative Fuels; RNG is Key As a Bridging Fuel to Help Reach Sustainability Goals  -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today (February 4, 2020) announced it has  entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with

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Renewable Fuels Are Crucial: International Conference on Renewable Mobility Discusses the "Green Deal" and Defossilisation of the Transport Sector

(Fuels of the Future) Discussions and presentations at the 17th International Conference on Renewable Mobility focus on the impact of the German government's climate protection package and the new European Commission's "Green Deal". The European Commission intends to ramp up its

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Fuels of the Future --- January 18-22, 2021 --- ONLINE

18th Annual Conference on Renewable Mobility  In a joint position paper , the biofuel associations justify the pressure to act and the need to take biofuels into account in the climate protection commitment period starting in 2021 and running until 2030. In principle, all

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ECO-MOBILITY 2020 --- November 19-20, 2020 --- Vienna, Austria

15th International A3PS Conference  Eco-Mobility 2020 Sustainable Propulsion – from Research to Road Efficient Propulsion Concepts and Sustainable Energy Carriers Gironcoli-Kristall, Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna, Austria In 2020 an important step on the way to our target of a carbon-neutral mobility was set by the proposed European Climate

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Agile BioFoundry Directed Funding Opportunity for 2020

(Agile BioFoundry/U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity for industry partners to utilize ABF capabilities. Partners can use this funding to

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Bristol Transit Operator Launches 77-Biogas-Bus Scheme and CNG Station

(NGV Journal/First Group) As part of its ongoing commitment to improving air quality and tackling the Climate Emergency, First West of England launched its 77 new biomethane bus scheme, including a major natural gas station at Lawrence Hill depot. Earlier this

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CALL FOR INNOVATORS: POSTPONED Venture Summit West — POSTPONED from March 23-24, 2020 to May 5-7, 2020 DIGITAL EDICTION ONLINE ONLY — Santa Clara, CA

We will be featuring a dedicated Cleantech Track at the 8th Annual Venture Summit | West being held on March 23rd and 24th, 2020  May 5-7, 2020 ONLINE ONLY at the Santa Clara Convention Center and extend an invitation for Advanced Biofuels

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Chemistry Finding Could Make Solar Energy More Efficient

by Laura Arenschield (Ohio State News)  Researchers have found a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  --  Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to

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Colorado Legislators Take up Proposal for Renewable Natural Gas Standard

by Allen Best (Energy News) The bill would require large natural gas utilities to source some of their supply from dairies, landfills and other sources. -- Colorado would require natural gas utilities to integrate renewable energy under a far-reaching bill introduced

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Direct Funding Opportunity (DFO) for Computational Science to Enable Bioenergy DEADLINE March 31, 2020

(Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy) Overview:  The Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering directed funding assistance for interested

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Climate Change and Ethanol: Get the Facts Right

by Andrea Kent (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Greenfield Global/Renewable Industries Canada)  Myths and misinformation about ethanol and its effect on health and the environment need to be corrected to expand higher blends.  --  ... (Canadian) Federal blending mandates—in place since 2007—require our

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OSU Receives $3.1 Million Research Grant to Improve Sorghum Data and Savings

(Oklahoma State University)  Forage sorghum is being grown in Chickasha as part of the bio-energy research center work on using sorghum in the production of Cellulosic ethanol. Oklahoma received a $3.1 million grant to improve field-level data collection.  -- A recent

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BIO CEO & Investor Conference --- February 8-9, 2021 --- ONLINE

For more than 20 years, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference has fueled biotech industry networking with premier investor and banking communities, focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.  The virtual 2021 event, taking place February

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BIO Investor Forum Digital --- October 13-15, 2020 --- ONLINE

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and BIO One-on-One Partnering™ meetings.  BIO

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BIO IMPACT Ag and Environmental Conference --- September 21-22, 2020 --- ONLINE

Discover the Future of Ag & Environmental Biotech  --  2020 BIO IMPACT Ag & Environment Conference - Now Digital For 2020, BIO IMPACT Digital will transition to a comprehensive two-day virtual education and partnering event. This virtual gathering of the global

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Fortum India to Make Valuable Products from Agro-Waste, Delhi to Get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

(DevDiscourse) Paddy residue burning has been a major cause of air pollution in Delhi but now some companies are coming up with innovative solutions. Fortum India which is constructing a refinery in Assam for making Ethanol from bamboo is also

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Global Partners to Switch to Renewable Diesel

by Anna Del Savio (Columbia County Spotlight)  Company intends to transport renewable diesel instead of ethanol pending amendment approval  -- Global Partners LP will soon propose a lease amendment to switch from transporting ethanol to transporting renewable diesel on trains through

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PBF Energy Completes Acquisition of Martinez Refinery, Creates West Coast System

(PBF Energy/PR Newswire) - PBF's total throughput capacity increases to over 1,000,000 barrels per day; - Establishes PBF as the most complex independent refiner; - Significantly accretive to earnings and cash flow  -- PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) announced today that its subsidiary completed the

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Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest) Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during the year. These four acquired plants were relatively small with

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Renewable Gas Infrastructure Expands in San Joaquin Valley

(NGV Journal/Southern California Gas) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Vice President Cedric Williams joined Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh, and local air quality regulators to mark the grand opening of a CNG fueling station located in Bakersfield, California. The new facility is

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NEW DATE Future of Biofuels 2020 --- POSTPONED to September 22-23, 2020 --- Copenhagen, Denmark

Growing pressure to lower emissions and replace fossil fuels is leading to biggest ever range of biofuels such as ethanol, biodiesel and  bio-methanol and other green fuels. This green transition is a critical challenge facing the world. However, the decisions facing stakeholders such as producers,

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Call for White Papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories

(CoOptima.org/U.S. Department of Energy)  The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions. To accelerate adoption of new fuels and blendstocks

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Presentations Available Online for Conference on The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 an beyond

(Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme)  In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies. The transport sector is specifically challenging, as transport demand is still growing, and so are the sector´s GHG emissions.

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Green Plains to Focus on High-Protein Feed Products

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces sustainable high-protein and novel feed ingredients in addition to biofuels during a fourth quarter earnings call held Feb. 11. “As 2019

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Kansas Corn-Fed Ethanol Seminar --- March 4, 2020 --- Wichita, KS

Join Kansas Corn and Renew Kansas for the Corn-Fed Ethanol Seminar on March 4 at American Ag Credit, 4105 N. Ridge Rd., Wichita, KS. Working together, Kansas corn and ethanol producers have revitalized rural economies and boosted the state’s economy producing a renewable, high

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China Starts to Reopen Gates to US Ethanol

by Donovan Lim (S&P Global Platts)  China will offer tariff exemptions of nearly 700 types of goods from the US, including fuel ethanol, the Chinese government announced Tuesday, but traders are currently uncertain about its impact on future imports. ... Ethanol sources

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Omaha-Based Ethanol Company Says It Won't Make Money off Controversial Grant

by Paul Hammel (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  ... Todd Becker of Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. said the $1.8 million shifted away from wetland and conservation easement projects would be parceled out in grants to retail gas stations, not his firm, to help

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Innovation and Strategic Orientations for the Development of Advanced Biorefineries

by Giuliano Dragone, Abraham A.J.Kerssemakers, Jasper L.S.P.Driessen, Celina K.Yamakawa, Larissa P.Brumano, Solange I.Mussatto (Bioresource Technology) Advanced biorefineries are seen as key to implement a sustainable biobased economy. • Total valorization of biomass can boost the industrial implementation of biorefineries. •

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A Sustainable Wood Biorefinery for Low–Carbon Footprint Chemicals Production

by Yuhe Liao, Steven-Friso Koelewijn, Gil Van den Bossche, Joost Van Aelst, Sander Van den Bosch, Tom Renders, Kranti Navare, Thomas Nicolaï, Korneel Van Aelst, Maarten Maesen, Hironori Matsushima, Johan Thevelein, Karel Van Acker, Bert Lagrain, Danny Verboekend, Bert F.

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The Road to Higher Octane: Making the Case for a 95 RON Octane Standard Now

by David Vander Griend (Urban Air Initiative)  Octane. Mercedes called it the single most important parameter in designing engines. And guess what? Ethanol has the highest octane blending value and the lowest cost of any gasoline additive commercially available. Today’s

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Democrats Say They Won't Raise Gas Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  Four Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire Tom Steyer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg — said at an infrastructure forum in Las Vegas

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Receives $15M Contribution from FedDev Ontario

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada)  While in Sarnia, Minister Mélanie Joly announces 600 new jobs for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. FedDev Ontario’s financial contribution will promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support network to Eastern Ontario.  Based in Sarnia, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is

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Ex-PetroVietnam Chairman to Be Prosecuted for Phú Thọ Ethanol Case

(The Star) The Ministry of Public Security’s Security Investigation Agency has proposed prosecuting Đinh La Thăng, former Chairman of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and nine accomplices on charges of violating regulations on construction works, causing serious consequences

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North Dakota Soybean Processors Abandons Spiritwood Energy Park Site

(North Dakota Soybean Processors) After more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time, North Dakota Soybean Processors announced that it is abandoning its efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility at the

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Versalis: Biomass Power Plant Restarted at Crescentino and Bioethanol Production Onstream within the First Half of the Year

(Eni) Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont) will be up and running by the first half of 2020. The plant, acquired in November 2018, is designed for industrial-scale production of bioethanol and has

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Engineered Bacteria for Acetone and Drop-in Fuels from Syngas: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s Acetone Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Sean Simpson and Michael Köpke from LanzaTech and researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working on developing and scaling up a novel technology platform for direct conversion of biomass syngas to acetone, which can be

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What Impact Do Low Carbon Fuel Standards Have on Fuel Prices?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There are horse whisperers and there are fuel price whisperers. The latter, they beguile us with their charts and tables and reports and white papers and studies, generally aimed at making fuel prices seem awfully complex,

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Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza Promotes Biodiesel

(Chicago Area Clean Cities/FuelFix.com)  The Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza, one of the first, family-owned and operated, independent truck plazas in the U.S., recounts its biodiesel tale.  -- The Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza was one of the first, family-owned and operated, independent truck plazas

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Carbon Capture Initiatives and 45Q

by Cácia Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On February 15th the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) Carbon Management Research Initiative and the Women in Energy program hosted a panel of experts to discuss carbon capture policies and technologies, especially Carbon Capture, Utilization

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WEBINAR: “Biobased Chemicals: A 2020 Status Update --- March 10, 2020

Over the last decade the deployment of renewable biochemicals has been disappointing. While the production of ethanol has grown rapidly, the deployment of other renewable molecules has not shown the same rate of production growth. The webinar will give an

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NEW DATE 2020 European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference --- September 9-10, 2020 --- Vienna, Austria

Sustainable Refining in The Energy Transition Context  --  The possible plateauing of oil demand by 2030, the growing electrification of transport, new energy carriers, and the deployment of smart technologies to better manage supply and demand will require business models throughout

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YET ANOTHER NEW DATE International Biomass Congress & Expo --- July 5-6, 2022 --- Brussels, Belgium

The International Biomass Congress & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two day period. High-level speakers, experts in their field, will address a range of topical issues relating to the biomass

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND INNOVATIONS: TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo --- October 19-21, 2020 --- Malmö, Sweden DEADLINE extended: June 19, 2020

We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage technologies from universities, labs and startup with industry and investment end-users and prospectors.  READ MORE Submit Your Abstract for Presentation  Due April

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TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo --- November, 15-17 2021 --- Malmö, Sweden

We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage technologies from universities, labs and startup with industry and investment end-users and prospectors. In light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the

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25th Anniversary Distillers Grains Symposium --- May 16-18, 2021 --- Louisville, KY

Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC) is again hosting the 25th Anniversary Distillers Grains Symposium to be held May 16-18, 2021 where it started in bourbon country, Louisville, Kentucky. This 24th Annual National Symposium will provide the latest information and issues

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Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Agricultural Relations Council Scholarship and Internship hosted by Charleston|Orwig DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 and February 21, 2020

(Agricultural Relations Council)  The annual Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Charleston|Orwig Scholarship is open and accepting applications until March 15.  Each year, one college student studying agricultural communications and public relations, is awarded a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March

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Request for Comment: Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2018 DEADLINE: March 13, 2020

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2018 is available for public review. EPA requests recommendations for improving the overall quality of the inventory report to be finalized in April 2020, as well

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NEW DATE Venture Summit West --- POSTPONED to May 5-7, 2020 ONLINE ONLY --- Santa Clara, CA

We will be featuring a dedicated Cleantech Track at the 8th Annual Venture Summit | West being held on March 23rd and 24th, 2020  May 5-7, 2020, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  This exclusive venture summit will bring together over

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South Dakota’s First Dairy Renewable Natural Gas Project under Construction

(Brightmark/NGV Journal) Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies, Boadwine Farms, Inc. and Mooody County Dairy Limited Partnership, to capture methane produced by nearly 12,000 dairy cows

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Sandals Runs Successful Biodiesel Pilot Project in Saint Lucia

(Saint Lucia News Online) Following the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring ways to expand the project throughout its resorts across the region.  For the last five years, the company’s Dive Centre

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Bio Based Aviation and Marine Fuels Summit --- February 27, 2020 --- Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

The global aviation and shipping sectors have set significant emission reduction targets to achieve by 2050 but how are they going to achieve them? With sustainable bio based fuels seen as a vital contributor to decarbonisation this presents an opportunity for

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EPA Consulting White House over Biofuel Waiver Program: Source

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking White House guidance on the future of its controversial biofuel waiver program after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy, and aims to announce a decision by early next

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IEA Bioenergy to Launch a New Report on the Potential for Advanced Biofuels Cost Reduction

(IEA Bioenergy) Bioenergy already plays an important role in the global energy economy, and its expanded use is a critical element in future low carbon scenarios, where it can especially play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from

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Global Ag Commodities – from Crops to Food: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Multi-Slide Guide to ADM’s Oilseeds, Carbs, Nutrition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Archer Daniels Midland manages 10% of global ag commodity volumes, is the largest corn processor in the world and have been around for a while but what are they up to now? Check out this

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Delta Commits $1 Billion to Become World’s 1st Carbon Neutral Airline

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Georgia arrives news that starting March 1st, Delta is making a $1 billion commitment over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business going forward. Their goal? To invest the money

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Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Announces Release of Complete Suite of TSCA Tutor™ Regulatory Training Courses Online and On-Demand

(Bergeson & Cempbell)  B&C Launches TSCA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Training Courses: 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

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WEBINAR SERIES Australian Clean Energy Summit --- July 21-30, 2020 --- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Australian Clean Energy Summit is the peak gathering of leaders driving Australia’s energy transformation.  In the wake of government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of our event attendees, speakers and sponsors,

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Larger than Previously Believed: Study

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill) The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was approximately 30 percent larger than previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday. The study, published in Science Advances, found that large portions of the Gulf of Mexico were exposed to “invisible

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Commentary: New York Must Adopt Technology-Neutral Fuel Standard

by Tristan R. Brown    (Times Union)  ...The state's transportation sector, which currently is responsible for 46 percent of its total energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, must undergo rapid and comprehensive decarbonization on an unprecedented scale. If New York is to

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Minister Wants Bio-Ethanol Plant Expedited

(The Tribune)  After the matter was highlighted in The Tribune a few days back, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today requested Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to intervene and ask the Punjab Government to expedite

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FORGE Announces Investment from Shell Ventures and Valent Low-Carbon Technologies -- FORGE Builds Biofuel Production Plant in Ontario

(FORGE Hydrocarbons/Globe Newswire)  FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp (“FORGE”), a Canadian biofuel start-up, announces an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CAD$30 million commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario. Clean

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Catalytic Conversion at 93% Reduced Cost: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass’ Sustainable Jet Fuel from Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass had 300x scale-up in 12 months and increased liquid hydrocarbon yields from 36% to 80% in 8 months. And their tech can convert ethanol into jet fuel as well as diesel fuel additives and

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The Competitive Edge: Sustainable Technologies srl

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Sustainable Technologies is active in the niche of R&D on fermentative processes. The company has developed a rational method for the management of anaerobic digestion processes. Currently the company is also engaged in a

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7 New Changes in USDA Biorefinery Funding Opportunities – Now is the Time to Take Advantage

by Cynthia Thyfault (Global Biofuture Solutions) The USDA Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, also known as the “9003” program, provides loan guarantees up to $250 million to assist in the development, construction, and retrofitting of commercial scale

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Brown Grease Separation Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Greasezilla’s FOG – Fats, Oils, Greases to Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yuck! There’s a $25 billion grease problem, from the underground blob in the U.K. to pretty much any public treatment facilities and liquid waste haulers, but Greasezilla has a patented system to help solve the

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Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Depends on How You Cook the Books

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I think the recent report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Yes. Here’s Why,” is very misleading for the following reasons:  1) it misuses the concept of

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Brightmark to Build Dairy RNG Project in South Dakota

(Brightmark Energy/Biomass Magazine) Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced Feb. 5 that it has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies, Boadwine Farms Inc. and Mooody County Dairy Limited Partnership, to capture methane

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El Dorado Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Dumping Industrial Wastewater in Stockton Sewer System

(U.S. Department of Justice) Jeremiah Young, 38, of El Dorado, pleaded guilty today to unlawful discharge of industrial wastewater, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Young was an assistant operator for Community Fuels from 2014 to 2016. Community Fuels is registered in

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Newport Biodiesel Earns EPA Recognition for Recycling Toxic Waste

by Nancy Lavin (Providence Business News) Even clean energy has some dirty byproducts.  For Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company that converts used cooking oil into biofuel, that byproduct is a toxic chemical known as methanol. But thanks to a new distillation tower installed

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TATA Projects Wins Order for Bioethanol Plant in India

(Biofuels International)  Indian infrastructure company TATA Projects has received an order from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for its second-generation bioethanol project in Bargarh, Odisha, India. Proposed production capacity for the ethanol plant is 100,000 litres per day; the project is

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UbraBio: Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Role of Biofuels in the National Politics of Decarbonization --- May 7, 2020 --- Goiás, Brazil

Biodiesel, bioquerosene e HVO: o papel dos biocombustíveis na política nacional de descarbonização  --  How biofuels can contribute to the national decarbonization policy: that is the subject of a dialogue that will be promoted at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG)

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WEBINAR: Debottlenecking Biorefineries – Solutions for Economic Feasibility --- February 25, 2020

Efficiency and productivity can be greatly improved by successfully debottlenecking the bio-refinery process. In this new webinar, experts from Europe, the USA and New Zealand will discuss biomass and feedstock selection, their own experiences of bio-refinery development, offer insights into

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Bioeconomy Initiative Forum --- POSTPONED to July 8, 2020 (tentative) --- Washington, DC

(U.S. Department of Energy) The purpose of the Bioeconomy Initiative Forum is to share the great progress to date on the Bioeconomy Initiative, including accomplishments and plans for the Board’s Interagency Working Groups, since the release of The Bioeconomy Initiative:

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Fracking Ban Hits House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Darren Soto led the introduction of a nationwide fracking ban, H.R. 5867, in the House on Wednesday. The measure is a companion to a bill, S. 3247 (116) , introduced

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Receives RFA Industry Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) with the 2020 Industry Award at the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference Wednesday. The award is presented annually to a member company that has provided a unique contribution to the

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The World Is Running Short of Sugar and Top Buyer Wants More

by Yoga Rusmana and Eko Listiyorini  (Bloomberg)  Just as the world’s top sugar traders forecast a global shortage of the commodity, No. 1 raw-sugar importer Indonesia says it wants a record amount of the sweet stuff. ... Global sugar prices

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Heartland Banks Have a New Worry in Turbulent Ethanol Business

(American Banker)  Banks in corn country are worried the once booming ethanol business has reached its peak as profits have been pinched by low prices, bad weather and the Trump administration’s moves to curb ethanol use.  The price of a gallon of

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Biodiesel Research Unity Commissions 380L Biodiesel Processing Machine

(University of Botswana) The University of Botswana Biodiesel Research Unit in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) has commissioned a biodiesel processing machine. The machine, designed to produce 380 liters of biodiesel per batch from different feedstock, was commissioned by Permanent

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World's Largest Sugarcane Plant Mulls Using Corn to Boost Ethanol Output

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters) The world’s largest plant to process sugarcane, Brazil’s Sao Martinho mill in Pradopolis, Sao Paulo state, could add corn as a second source of raw material to be able to boost its ethanol production, the company

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Third Tender for Storage Aid Concludes, EU Calls for Patience

(Olive Oil Times)  With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil prices, the European Commission said it expects results in due course.  --  In response to a claim from the Spanish government,

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NextChem's Portfolio Will Include a New HVO Technology (Renewable Diesel) Focus on US Market

(NextChem) NextChem, the company of Maire Tecnimont Group focused on the Energy Transition, will cooperate with Saola Energy to license a technology for the production of Renewable Diesel, suitable for both small bolt-on facilities and large plants. A roadshow to promote

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Bringing Algal Biofuel Production to Scale: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biocrude Production in Advanced Photobioreactor-Based Biorefinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Everyone wants more productive algal strains – but how do you get them? Can you advance the technology enough to get economical, large-scale algal biofuel production? Ron Chance and Paul Roessler, both of Algenol Biotech, shared this

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Death Shrouds for Mars Burial (No Joke), Algae Skis, Bacteria-Built House, Biobased Food packaging, Coca-Cola, Absolut Go Paper, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of February 12th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We all will die eventually, but one burial-garment designer and one bioengineer are thinking of future human burials on Mars with a new death garment made of four 100% biodegradable layers from silk and they plan

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New Study: Despite Policy Challenges, Ethanol Industry Significantly Benefited Economy in 2019

(Renewable Fuels Association) Policy obstacles—especially ongoing trade disputes and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s granting of RFS compliance waivers to dozens of small refineries —dampened the U.S. ethanol industry’s economic contributions in 2019, according to a new study released today at

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Apply Now for the 2020 Energy Journalism Initiative

(Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy)  We're excited to announce an open call for applications for the 2020 Energy Journalism Initiative, which will be held June 16-19, 2020, in New York at Columbia University. To apply, please complete our

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ARC/Charleston|Orwig Scholarship Accepting Applications until March 15

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) will award one $1,500 fall semester scholarship (2019-2020 academic year,) to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in agricultural communications such as, but not limited to, working for agribusiness companies, marketing communications agencies, national/state/regional commodity

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Powering Farms of the Future: Efficient, Clean Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Diesel remains the technology of choice for tractors and agricultural machines -- ... Advancements in diesel powertrains enable farm equipment to be more productive and achieve greater yields, using less fuel, with near-zero emissions that provide clean air

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25th Annual National Ethanol Conference Welcomes President George W. Bush

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association was honored to welcome George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, to the 25th Annual National Ethanol Conference today in Houston. By championing an all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy production while in

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More Access to Ethanol a Win-Win for Ohioans

by Rick Fox (Ohio Ethanol Producers Association/Bucyrus Telegraph) Although 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 as

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Reforming Renewable Fuel Standard Major Task for NATSO

by Alan Adler (Freight Waves)  Waivers of blending rules for small refineries drive up pump price of renewable fuels. -- NATSO, the trade group for highway travel center operators, is trying to preserve subsidies for biodiesel that let members profitably

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Broin Named The American Biofuels Visionary by Growth Energy

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Growth Energy) During the organization’s 11th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor honored POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin as The American Biofuels Visionary. Tom Buis, who previously served as CEO of Growth Energy, joined Skor

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Online Biology MS Offered by University of Nebraska at Kearney

(Univeristy of Nebraska at Keaney)  Get the same diploma as on campus students.  The online Biology, MS program is designed for high school and middle school teachers, scientists, researchers and anyone who could benefit from advanced study in biology. The Biology,

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NNPC Begins Construction of Kogi Biofuel Refinery

(Punch) The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for its interest in establishing a biofuel refinery in the state. The governor gave the commendation when he received the delegation from the Renewable Energy Department of

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