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CARB Approves Amendments to Reduce NOx Emissions in B20 Biofuels

(Transport Topics)  The California Air Resources Board has conditionally approved a slate of regulatory amendments intended to more closely monitor the additives blended into B20 biodiesel that so far have not been deemed effective at mitigating oxides of nitrogen in

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Featured Project: Purdue University Elevated Solar Panels

(Indiana Agriculture Coalition for Renewable Energy)  Our first featured renewable energy project is a joint project between PU Chemical Enginering and PU Agronomy Department at the Sustainable Food, Energy and Water Systems (SFEWS) research project in West Lafeyette. ... “This research will

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Let's Talk About Biogas ... Even If We Think It Stinks

by Alexander Weiss, Caroline Parker, Hope Bigda-Peyton, Kara Hoving, Matthew Burnett (Cafe Law and Policy Lab)  State support for anaerobic digester technology is growing rapidly. This technology, which is rarely profitable without government support, promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from

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Ethanol Demand: A Long, Hard Road to Recovery

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News)  A University of Illinois ag economist says he does not expect a bounce back from ethanol demand destruction anytime soon. “I think it’s going to be a long, hard road to recovery.” Todd Hubbs tells Brownfield COVID-19

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Trump Poised to Offer Bridge Loans to Ailing Oil Companies

by Saleha Mohsin, Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/RigZone) The Trump administration may announce as soon as Thursday a plan to offer loans to the ailing oil industry possibly in exchange for a financial stake, according to two people familiar

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Geoff Cooper

"Out of one side of their mouths they claim to want a 'free market,' and out the other side they lobby for special favors, subsidies and handouts for fossil fuels." Geoff Cooper, president of the Renewable Fuels Association.  READ MORE

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Vilsack Warns Administration Continues to Ignore Biofuels

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs) ...  (Former Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack said the biofuel industry hasn’t been invited to the White House like the airline or oil industries have to discuss ways to help cover their losses. A number of conservative

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Biodiesel Sector in Brazil Wants to Anticipate Mixing 13% Diesel to July 1st

(Explica) The biodiesel sector is pleading with the government to anticipate the mixture of 13% of biofuel to diesel by July 1, as a way to contribute to the development of the sector and stimulate the economy in the midst of

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Advanced Biofuels USA Starts "Just A Minute" Educational Series

(Advanced Biofuels USA) The first episode of  "Just A Minute or So about Renewable Fuels" focuses on what might be used to make renewable fuels.  Students, teachers, or anyone interested in renewable fuels can see in a 3-minute slide presentation

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Silicon-based DNA Synthesis: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Twist Bioscience’s DNA Writing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) DNA is changing the world. That’s what Twist Biosciences is focusing on with synthetic DNA being the future of chemicals, food, therapeutics, diagnostics and even data storage. From next-gen sequencing to synthetic biology, Twist Biosciences envisions a

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Vale Male: Big Changes at the BioEnergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... If you’ve noticed that DOE is taking on a much more fundamental bit of science than we’ve seen in the past decade — a move away from catalyzing demonstrations and scale-up and towards more fundamental

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Chicago Suburban Fleets Recognized for B20 Use

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine) Two Chicago-area fleets rank among the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas, an annual list of the top public fleets in North and South America. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County ranks 28 on the list

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Precedent Exists for EPA to Reject RFS Waiver Requests by States

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) The governors of Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah and Louisiana have sent letters to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking the agency to waive 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements due to market impacts caused by

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Neste Reports Record Renewable Diesel Production in Q1

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) Neste Corp. released first quarter financial results on April 24. The company reported a solid start to the year considering the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and said renewable diesel production was at a

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Draft Soil Enrichment Protocol Incentivizes Carbon Storage Public Comment DEADLINE: May 18, 2020

by Sally Brown (University of Washington/BioCycle Magazine)  The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) released a first draft of its new Soil Enrichment Protocol (SEP) on April 17th that gives carbon credits for regenerative farming practices. The purpose of the protocol — available

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AgSTAR’s New Digester Project Development Handbook

by Nick Elger and Vanessa McKinney (BioCycle Magazine)  Hot off the “press,” AgSTAR’s updated handbook is a comprehensive compilation of the latest knowledge in the industry on best practices for anaerobic digestion and biogas systems.  --  For 26 years, the

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Harnessing Cellular Power to Meet Global Challenges

by Adam Hadhazy (Princeton University/Phys.Org)  ...More energy-dense and convenient for vehicle use than ethanol, the standard biofuel of today, isobutanol is unfortunately more toxic to yeast, which limits its production. In a study published in the journal Cell Systems, Avalos and

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Clean Fuel Standard – Revised Publication Timeline

(Government of Canada)  In late 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it would consult with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, industries, and non-governmental organizations to develop a clean fuel standard to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions through the increased

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Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Where are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Missed the recent DigestConnect discussion where The Digest shared the latest on the U.S. goal of 36 billion biofuels gallons by 2022 and where we are now? Check out this slide guide that takes a

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Bill Authorizes $600 Million to Support Biofuel Infrastructure

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, on April 28 announced the introduction of the Clean Fuels Deployment Act of 2020. The bill aims to provide funding for installing and converting fuel pump infrastructure to deliver higher blends

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WEBINAR: What's Next For The Environmental Commodity Markets? --- April 30, 2020

Join an open discussion with stakeholders in the environmental commodities market focusing on renewable fuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). OPIS and Parhelion Underwriting will be holding a free webinar on Thursday,

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Tax Groups, Think Tanks Want RFS Waiver: Letter Cites Diversion of Hand Sanitizer Production as Reason for Request

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to change the Renewable Fuel Standard in light of the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. A number of tax, environmental and political think tanks sent a letter

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Available Now: Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Governor's Council on Biofuels Presentations

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture)  On April 6, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture hosted a meeting of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Biofuels which included presentations from Jeremy Martin, Clean Transportation Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, speaking on Relative environmental effects

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UMES Researchers Win Energy Innovation Research Funding

by Cindy Chambers  (Salisbury Business Journal) Dr. Jurgen Schwarz, chair of the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences and Dr. Sadanand Dhekney, associate professor of plant breeding and biotechnology, are recipients of an Energy Innovation Seed Grant awarded by the

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Salem Students Unique Training in New Diesel Technician Program

by Jenna Zipton (WSLS 10 News)  Local students could be walking into a six figure salary after graduation  -- ... A 1985 truck is what students are training on in 2020 at Salem High School. Senior Braeden Sluss knows he wants

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Biodiesel vs. Diesel: Everything You Need to Know

(Car and Driver) Are you thinking about switching to a biodiesel-compatible vehicle or running your current diesel car or truck on biodiesel fuel? Continue reading to learn the pros and cons of biodiesel vs. diesel, what's driving the market, and

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Researchers Make Key Advance toward Production of Important Biofuel

(Oregon State University/Phys.Org) An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The key breakthrough is

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Naval Base Kitsap Recognized by Secretary of Defense on Earth Day

by Victoria Foley (DVIDS Naval Base Kitsap)  Naval Base Kitsap hosts an annual base cleanup to observe Earth Day. On April 22, the installation in the Pacific Northwest had another way to celebrate it. The Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Amid Pandemic, Iowa Ethanol Plant Restarts Production to Help Des Moines Water Treatment

by Austin Cannon (Des Moines Register) The domino effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, but here’s a peculiar one: Having fewer cars on the road has caused a shortage of a crucial component at Iowa’s water treatment plants.  Follow along:

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Anaerobic Digestion and Farm Powered RNG: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Vanguard’s Renewable Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cow poop. It’s a problem for farmers across the country, something that has to be dealt with, something that environmentalists and vegetarians often cite as a reason to cut your steak intake, but Vanguard Renewables

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Brazil's RenovaBio Emissions Reduction Credits Start Trading in the Stock Exchange

(Biofuture Platform) On Abril 27th, the final step for the full operationalization of Brazil´s National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio) was taken, as decarbonization credits (CBIO) start being sold in the Brazilian stock exchange. From today, certified biofuel producers will be able to

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Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) Starts Webinar Series

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  Reacting to the global pandemic’s effect on how we are doing business these days, the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) is continuing to add value to its members by developing and providing a series of webinars once or

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Ethanol Blends Saving Lives Through Reduced Vehicle Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative) That is the conclusion of a new peer reviewed technical paper published in the  Journal of Air & Waste Management, validating previous research efforts by the Urban Air Initiative that find when ethanol is added to gasoline, it significantly reduces

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Quantification of Gasoline-Ethanol Blend Emissions Effects

by Nigel N. Clark, David L. McKain Jr., Tammy Klein and Terence Higgins  (Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association) Emissions levels from current gasoline spark-ignited engines are low, and emissions changes associated with blending of ethanol into gasoline are

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SoCalGas Unveils Program to Help Californians Access Renewable Gas

(Southern California Gas Co./NGV Journal) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced it and other important stakeholders have agreed on details of a proposed plan to offer renewable natural gas to customers, and have filed that agreement with the California Public

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What Happened to Nelson's Algae-to-Biofuel Company that Was Going to Change the World?

by Nikki Macdonald (Stuff)  ... It was one of many pieces of breathless hype to come out of the Nelson company - the fuel was actually 95 per cent ordinary diesel and 5 per cent bio-diesel. But the stunt received

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The Great Texas Oil Shutdown Has Begun

by James Osborne, Sergio Chapa and Erin Douglas  (Houston Chronicle) ...  The mass shutdown of Texas oil fields has begun after an unprecedented crash that last week drove crude prices into negative territory for the first time in history. From

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Fun, Science and Agriculture, All in One

by Jackie Coughenour  (Daily American)  ... The Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab is helping educate students in Pennsylvania about agriculture, food origins and agricultural careers, through hands-on, fun, scientific experiments. ... Cathy Vorisek, educator with the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, said,

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Copa and Cogeca Call on EU Commission to Take Action on Protein Plant and Biofuel Markets

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Belgium, in a letter sent to the European Commission, Copa and Cogeca express their concerns about the potential consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the vegetable oils, biodiesel, protein-rich by-products like rapeseed and sunflower meals

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Advanced Biofuel Reduces Carbon Emissions: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid and Lignocellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Clariant takes us on a journey on how carbon emissions can be reduced by advanced biofuels, more specifically, how lignocellulosic ethanol made from agriculture residues like straw, non-food materials, and waste can make an immediate impact,

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Oberon Fuels Combats Covid-19 Economy with New Hires, Renewable DME Facility Upgrades

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... In comes news of public-private investments, rural economic development and employment, and even human health. With two new executive position veteran hires, up to 8 new plant managers, and putting to use a

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Oil Prices Have Fallen below $0 a Barrel. What Does It Mean for the Climate? This Could Be an Opportunity to Reshape Our Energy System. But It Could Also Simply Lead to a Bailout of Oil Companies.

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  ... Fracking companies have lost billions over the past decade. Some investors may be even more reluctant to invest in the sector now. “I think on the financial side, I would think twice as a

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COVID-19 Crisis Affects Ethanol Industry

by Kelby Wingert (The Messenger) ... With fewer cars on the roads, fewer people commuting to work and fewer families traveling for vacations, gasoline prices across the nation began to drop. And while consumers at the pump are enjoying the lowest

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For Eight Years Running, RFA Safety Programs Earn National Recognition

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association has received the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award in recognition of extraordinary achievement by the organization or a team in support of the TRANSCAER initiative, a national outreach effort that has focused on assisting communities

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Senators Call for Rural COVID-19 Task Force

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News) U.S. Senators concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on rural America say what started out as a health crisis is quickly becoming a financial crisis as well. On a call with reporters Thursday, Senate Democratic Policy

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Recycling Technologies’ First Site in Europe Will Be Located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the Netherlands

(Recycling Technologies) Recycling Technologies Ltd (‘Recycling Technologies’), a specialist plastic recycling technology provider and Brightlands Chemelot Campus, an innovation, research and technological growth hub announce today they have signed the first agreement towards the installation of Recycling Technologies’ first European plastic

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The Competitive Edge: Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... We can add capacity for energy by turning to the massive spaces in the open oceans to gather sunlight to grow abundant, competitive biomass for carbon-neutral fuels. For scale, we need 220,000 square kilometers to

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Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals

by Elizabeth R. Nesbitt (U.S. International Trade Commission)  Emerging carbon capture utilization (CCU) technologies potentially allow chemical companies and other manufacturers to capture waste carbon—in the form of carbon monoxide (CO) and/or carbon dioxide (CO2)—from industrial emissions and process it

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Eco Insights Episode 1 Part 1 and Part 2: How Is Covid-19 Impacting the Biofuels Markets?

(EcoEngineers) EcoEngineers is filming its conversations and making them accessible to the public in a video series called Eco Insights. We're inviting you to have a front-row seat to some of the daily conversations our experts have with each other. We want

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Supreme Court to Consider RFS Point of Obligation Case on May 15

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider whether it will review a challenge to the Renewable Fuel Standard point of obligation on May 15. Court documents related to the challenge were distributed to the

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Don’t Look to Mature Forests to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Results of Australian Study May Have Impact on New York State Carbon Neutrality Goals

(Suny College of Environmental Science and Forestry) Research published today in Nature suggests mature forests are limited in their ability to absorb "extra" carbon as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase. These findings may have implications for New York state's carbon neutrality

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De-risking Capital Market Investment in Biomass

(Ecostrat) The Biomass Supply Chain Risk Standards are a step-change advancement in the state-of-the-science for assessing biomass feedstock risk. They de-risk capital market investment in biofuels, biopower, biochemicals and bioproducts. The Standards enable capital to better structure around feedstock risk. With

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NEW DATE SynBio Markets --- POSTPONED to March 29-April 1, 2021 --- ONLINE or Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building on the successful launch event in 2019, SynBio Markets 2021 will once again connect synthetic biology investors, academics and innovators to commercial end market customers across a variety of sectors. Focusing on investment and the commercial models essential to

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Yale-NUS College Scientists Find Bisulphates that Curb Efficacy of Diesel Engine Catalysts

(Yale/National University of Singapore College/EurekAlert!) A team of researchers from Yale-NUS College, in collaboration with scientists in Sweden, has found that bisulphate species in the exhaust stream are strongly connected to decreasing the effectiveness of exhaust remediation catalysts in diesel

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German Ethanol Production and Consumption Fall but E10 Gains Market Share

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Biofuels International reports that German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) data shows that over the past 12 months, ethanol production fell by nearly 13% to 542,699 metric tons. Production was pressured by falling demand and

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An Economic Rebound Will Need Ethanol

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) ... I want build on the theme that now, when we’ve been knocked down and are on the mat is when we  need support, but from an additional angle—to preserve some sense of energy

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Biodiesel Boss: Green Deal Could Use Available Technologies ‘Without Prejudices’

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) The much-awaited re-visit of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) as part of the new Green Deal should get rid of “prejudices” and take advantage of technologies and products already placed on the market, a biodiesel stakeholder

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A Story for Earth Day: How Mark Abramowitz used the Clean Air Act to Move the South Coast AQMD to Action

by Mark Abramowitz (Coalition for Clean Air) It was the summer of 1984, and I was a young air quality scientist for CBE, then called Citizens for a Better Environment (now Communities for a Better Environment). I had been an active

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While The World Groans Over Oil, Ethanol’s Suppliers Quietly Weep

(Investing.com)  ... Ethanol’s voice has been almost drowned out by the din in oil. “On the ethanol front, close to 30% of plants are idled, with declining gasoline demand crushing the biofuel industry,” said Dan Flynn, analyst at Price Futures Group in

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Vehicle Test Procedure Adjustments for Tier 3 Certification Test Fuel DEADLINE: August 11, 2020

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to make adjustments to certain laboratory tailpipe emission testing procedures for automobiles, light trucks, and heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans as the result of a test fuel change that was finalized

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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists DEADLINE: July 15, 2020

In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work. An essay based on the thesis

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CANCELLED DSI’s DoD Energy and Power Summit --- July 28-29, 2020 --- Washington, DC

The DoD Energy & Power Summit will no longer be taking place on July 28-29, 2020.  In the evolving threat landscape, the United States military has recognized a need to reduce its dependence on established logistical networks for power generation

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Trenton Agri Products Will Become First Demonstration Site for Ethanol Industry Project to Expand Pollinator Habitat

(Renewable Fuels Association) In celebration of Earth Day, the Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Nebraska today announced that Trenton Agri Products (TAP) in Trenton, Nebraska will become the first demonstration site for a new ethanol industry initiative to expand pollinator

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UK Biofuel Consumption up 24% in 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.K. government recently released updated energy statistics that show liquid biofuel consumption reached 2.351 billion liters (621.07 million gallons) last year, up approximately 24 percent from 2018. Ethanol consumption fell slightly, from 753 million liters

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Economist Expects "Battle Royal" over RFS in Washington

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) An ag economist expects Washington lawmakers will be revisiting the Renewable Fuel Standard. Scott Irwin with the University of Illinois says, “I think we’re going to see the mother of all political battles over the RFS

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Work Continues on Developing a Low Carbon, High Octane Fuel Standard

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  ... “Working with Congress to find a pathway forward to come up with a minimum octane standard with some sort of carbon metric is what we believe to be the next step,” Palmer (Mark Palmer,

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As Price of Oil Drops, Trump Orders Plan to Help U.S. Energy Companies: Energy Secretary Says Funds from Fed’s Main Street Loan Program Might Be Needed to Help Oil Companies

by Will Englund (Washington Post) President Trump said Tuesday he has ordered his administration to come up with a plan to provide federal assistance to the oil and gas industry in the United States, which has been staggered by the

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​NTU and SMI Launch Comprehensive Report to Help the Shipping Industry Adopt Alternative and Greener Fuels

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have launched a report that outlines how companies can use alternative fuels to power their ships. This will help them meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) long-term greenhouse gas (GHG)

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Techno-Economic Assessment of Zero-Carbon Fuels.

(Lloyds Register and University Maritime Advisory Services) ... This paper is an example of this collaboration; it examines three important elements of zero-carbon fuels when compared with traditional fossil-based fuels. All candidate fuels considered in this paper have some emissions

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Potential Feedstocks, Biofuel Markets, Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Biomass Research and Development Board published a report that looks at how to address the constraints surrounding availability of biomass feedstocks for biofuels. Four questions guide the analysis: What feedstocks and at what price? What is the

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4 Ways to Address Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

by Drew Page (Siege Media/Biofuels Digest)  ... American households alone have a huge impact on how greenhouse gasses get released. From our frequent transportation needs to the food we eat and the appliances we use to cook them, Americans are

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Earth Day 2020: 4 Green Shoots to Celebrate amongst the Devastation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As I write, the May contract for West Texas Intermediate is selling for -$40.21 a barrel, or a negative cost of $240 per tonne. Let’s put that in context, you can throw unmixed useless garbage into

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All the Buzz on Biodiesel Fuels: Fill It up Please

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/Progressive Dairy)  ... In California, home of the nation’s most progressive climate policy that is now nearly a decade old, the Air Resources Board motto is, “Electrify everything possible and use low-carbon fuels in everything

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Diesel Technology in the Circular Economy

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... One of the benefits of diesel technology is its ability to operate on a variety of advanced biofuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel. These fuels are recycled from waste animal fats and vegetable oils and are capable up

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Interpreting Tradable Credit Prices in Overlapping Vehicle Regulations

by Benjamin Leard and Virginia McConnel (Resources for the Future (RFF)) The rapid transformation of the US transportation sector is partly due to three policies that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from light duty vehicles: the federal corporate average fuel

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Wisconsin Biogas Gas Producer Sees Potential in Thermal Renewable Credits

by Frank Jossi (Energy News Network) Verified thermal energy credits could do for methane capture what renewable energy credits did for wind and solar power. -- A Wisconsin company is the first to sign up for a new renewable natural gas

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NACSAA Submits Livestock, Food Security Policy Recommendations to Global Negotiators

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA), working in partnership with Solutions from the Land (SfL), filed today its latest Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) submissions to global climate negotiators. Farmer-led work groups formulated 35 recommendations

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U.S. Gain Supplies SEA Fleet with RNG

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News)  U.S. Gain, a company that specializes in the development, procurement and distribution of natural gas, has completed a renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement with the Port of Seattle. RNG will be used to heat Seattle-Tacoma

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On-Road RNG Use Continues to Rise

by Michael Bates (NGT News) NGVAmerica and the RNG Coalition say 39% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in 2019 was renewable natural gas (RNG). Captured above ground from organic material in agricultural, wastewater, landfill or food waste, RNG produces carbon-neutral and

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Harvard Study Bolsters Ethanol's Role In Protecting Public Health, Saving Lives

(Oklahoma Farm Bureau)  ... The Harvard team's recent findings underscore the need to power more of our transportation system with non-petroleum-based fuels, like ethanol. The research team looked specifically at polluted areas beleaguered by fine particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5). Motor vehicle emissions

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Govt Approves Plan to Convert FCI's Surplus Rice into Ethanol

(Outlook The News Scroll)  The government on Monday approved that surplus rice available with Food Corporation of India (FCI) can be converted into ethanol in order to manufacture alcohol-based hand sanitisers and also for blending with petrol. The decision was taken

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Getting Money to Survive and Thrive – Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy

by Bill Hagy (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest) A series of PowerPoint Presentations outlining key Federal Financial Programs and Assistance that are available to support the domestic bioeconomy have been provided.  This was not intended to be an” all inclusive” listing of

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Coronavirus Stimulus Money Will Be Wasted on Fossil Fuels

by David Roberts (Vox)  Oil and gas companies were already facing structural problems before Covid-19 and are in long-term decline. -- ...  I wrote about how shortsighted it is for Republicans (enabled by learned Democratic passivity) to reject aid for the

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New RFA Analysis: Ethanol Industry Could See $10 Billion in Losses Due to COVID-19

(Renewable Fuels Association) As the COVID-19 pandemic and crude oil glut continue to ravage world fuel markets, U.S. ethanol sales in 2020 could fall by more than $10 billion and the industry’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) could drop by

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Conservative Youth Climate Group Seeks to Move beyond Green New Deal

by Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) The American Conservation Coalition, a conservative youth climate group, unveiled a climate policy framework Tuesday that offers a guide to Republican lawmakers as they try to message their budding climate policy agenda. The group also hopes its

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Future of Biofuels 2020 Co-Located with Biogas PowerON NEW DATE: September 22-23, 2020 — Copenhagen, Denmark DEADLINE: uncertain

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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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Bethany McLean

"It's worth remembering that Wall Street can make money even when the businesses that they are funding don't make money," explained Saudi America author Bethany McLean in this Strand Book Store discussion talking about financing of the shale oil and

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Earth Week 2020: What Will It Look Like? List of Online Virtual Events

(Our Daily Planet)  ... Earth Day will still be celebrated, just not as planned. Instead, multiple virtual events will take the place of previously scheduled festivities. ... The Agenda: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit – Virtual Event April 22-24th The Smithsonian is hosting its annual optimism event that

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Brazil Development Bank Says Money for Ethanol COVID-19 Support Depends on Consortium of Banks

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Brazil, EPBR reports that the Brazilian Development Bank, BNDES, does not have the resources to fulfill the financing line demanded by the ethanol sector to help with the Covid-19 impact of drastic price and demand drops

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Earth Challenge 2020: Join a Global Citizen Science Effort to Protect Our Planet

(Earth Day) Earth Challenge 2020 will help fulfill our goal of engaging millions of global citizens while integrating billions of data points from new and ongoing citizen science projects. -- Fifty years ago, Earth Day became the largest people's protest

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MINSHIP Embarks on Bulk Carrier Biofuel Trial in Quest for Carbon Neutral Shipping

(MINSHIP) Bavarian ship management company MINSHIP and its subsidiary MINMARINE have announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790-dwt bulk

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Renewable Hydrogen and Natural Gas 101: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Xebec’s Renewable Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Xebec is reducing carbon emissions in the gas grid by accelerating the adoption of renewable gases, focusing on both renewable natural gas and renewable hydrogen. With a $100 million in order backlog that validates the

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Coronavirus to Burst Another Bubble? Carbonation Shortage Threatens Seltzer, Beer and Soda

by Chloe Sorvino (Forbes) Soft drink and beer makers are scrambling for access to CO2, a key ingredient in the carbonization used to make their products after coronavirus shutdowns have closed off their access to the chemical. “The supply is rapidly deteriorating,”

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Ethanol Left Out of USDA Aid Plan

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) U.S. ethanol producers struggling with the largest downturn in the history of the industry were disappointed to hear that the new $19 billion USDA aid program will provide no direct help for them. “While we appreciate that USDA’s new program

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EPA Weighs Lifting Ethanol Requirements for Oil Refiners

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is weighing whether to let oil refineries skip on adding ethanol to their fuels, a move being requested by governors in oil-rich states who say the industry can’t afford the expense of

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WEBINAR: Navigating Your Way to A Green Career --- April 28, 2020

If you're considering transitioning into the green industry, now is an ideal time to explore how you can be a part of making our world a more just, equitable, and sustainable place. Join us for a special webinar session hosted by

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Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

by John Elkington (Fast Company Press) Green Swans draws on Elkington's first-hand experience in some of the world's best-known boardrooms and C-suites. Using case studies, real-world examples, and profiles on emergent technologies, Elkington shows how the weirdest "Ugly Ducklings" of

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Researchers Model Spatial and Temporal Consequences of Increased Woody Biomass Use on the Global Forest Ecosystem

(University of Maine) Incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax and subsidy approach — versus only a carbon tax encourages protection of natural forests by valuing the standing stock, according to a new study

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Catalysts, Climate, Camaraderie: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Haldor Topsoe’s Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Haldor Topsoe had a great 2019. A leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries, their R&D spend is 8% of revenue and have developed more than 150 different catalysts.

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Oil Boom: ZeaKal Boosts Soybean Oil Output by 18%, Protein up 3%, No Drop in Yield

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... ZeaKal, which announced that its multiyear field trials of its PhotoSeed technology – and their soybeans increased the per acre production of oil and protein by 18 percent and three percent respectively without any penalty

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USDA Prepares Aid Package: Perdue Says Aid Coming 'Very Soon' as Groups Highlight Struggles for Industries Such as Ethanol

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... Regarding ethanol, (Agriculture Secretary Sonny) Perdue talked about helping the export market, but he did not talk about providing direct aid to ethanol. On a webinar Wednesday with a Democratic-leaning group, "Focus on Rural,"

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EU Canola Demand in Doubt over Biodiesel

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) Europe has been a strong customer of Canadian canola, but there are concerns over slumping biodiesel demand -- The European Union should continue to be a top customer for Canadian canola despite slumping biodiesel demand in that

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Coronavirus Spurs New Clash between Big Oil and Big Corn over U.S. Biofuels

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  ... The oil refining industry and its backers have asked the Trump administration to help the industry weather the pandemic by reducing a regulatory requirement that they blend billions of gallons of corn-based ethanol into their gasoline

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PODCAST: Ethanol: The Future of the Fuel Industry, with RFA's Bob Dinneen and NCGA's Mark Palmer

(National Corn Growers Association) This may be a tumultuous time for corn farmers and ethanol producers. But then again, the ethanol industry's entire history has been a roller coaster ride.  In this episode, NCGA CEO Jon Doggett revisits the battles that got us

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FDA Reversal May Block Ethanol Plants from Hand Sanitizer Market

by Ben Nuelle (Agri-Pulse) Some ethanol plants who just spent thousands of dollars altering equipment to make hand sanitizer are fuming after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its guidance that relaxed alcohol regulations for hand sanitizer production. FDA updated policy guidelines Wednesday that

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An Education in Biodiesel during the Global Lockdown

(Biofuels International)  ... NBB (National Biodiesel Board)  has put together some biodiesel educational resources and fun ideas for extending the learning experience beyond the classroom, or dining room table. It has collected biodiesel educational resources and STEM activities to help

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Newport Biodiesel Starts Fundraiser to Benefit Local Restaurants and Homebound Seniors

by Rachael Thatcher (Daily Press) ... Newport Biodiesel is raising funds to provide homebound seniors associated with the Edward King House with gift certificates to Newport-area restaurants offering delivery. Newport Biodiesel, a company that collects waste cooking oil from 4,500 kitchens

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Volvo Buses’ New “S-Charge” Hybrid Electric Bus Can Run on Biofuels

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, the new Volvo self-charging buses with hybrid power, the “S-Charge” model range have been upgraded with new capabilities and can now drive silently and emission-free on electricity at higher speeds and cover longer distances than before.

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Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Costs, LCA: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 2

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Part 1 Slide Guide looked at the GTI study’s resource analysis, site layout catalysts requirements, but for today’s Part 2, we are focusing on the money and the charts. Dive into the details on

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15 Newest Projects – Who’s Got What Underway?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) While the world may be at a standstill,there are still many projects going on and moving forward. But where are these projects? Who’s involved? How far along are they? What are they working on? From

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CANCELLED Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Meeting --- October 27-28, 2020 --- San Francisco, CA

We hope to be able to conduct our Annual Meeting in October in San Francisco and ask that you diarise the dates – we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation carefully and keep you informed.  Planned co-location with Biofuels

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Project: Blockchain Database for Sustainable Biofuels

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials) The “Blockchain database for sustainable biofuels” project is jointly led by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bioledger and aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a blockchain-based database solution for the European sustainably-certified biofuels market, with

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NEW DATE European E-Fuels Conference --- November 3-4, 2021 --- Hamburg, Germany

ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany on the 4th & 5th of November 2020. POSTPONED to November 3-4, 2021.   The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the renewables, fuels, energy and oil &

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New Gas Processing Facility in Wisconsin Will Produce RNG

by Michael Bates (NGT News) U.S. Gain has completed a gas processing facility at Clover Hill Dairy in Campbellsport, Wis., that will enable the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) for transportation fuel and other uses. “Many of the large farms already have

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BISC-E Student Challenge DEADLINE: June 12, 2020

(Ghent University)  For the first time ever a national Belgian competition of the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) will be organized in 2020. Do you want to design a creative bio-based solution as a multidisciplinary student team? The Bio-based Innovation

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WEBINAR: Reducing Carbon via Advanced Biofuels --- April 22, 2020

A new webinar on strategies for reducing carbon using advanced biofuels, which we'll present April 22nd in partnership with Clariant. Carbon emissions are critical and, now more than ever, we need sustainable, affordable, reliable and available options such as advanced biofuels.  What

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Report Shows Growth in US Biofuels, Bioenergy Jobs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Energy Futures Initiative and the National Association of State Energy Officials recently published the 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, which determined U.S. jobs in woody biomass and biofuels were up 2 percent in

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Malaysia to Delay Start of B20 Biodiesel Mandate Due to Virus Curbs

by Mei Mei Chu (Reuters) Malaysia’s Commodities Ministry has asked companies to delay the nationwide implementation of the B20 biodiesel mandate as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, according to an official letter reviewed by Reuters on Thursday. The mandate for

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States Ask EPA for Nationwide Biofuel Waiver to Help Oil Refiners Weather Coronavirus

by Laura Sanicola (Reuters) The governors of five U.S. states have asked the Trump administration for a nationwide waiver exempting the oil-refining industry from the nation’s biofuel laws to help it survive a demand meltdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according

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ONLINE Social Innovation Summit 2020 --- June 2-4, 2020

Social Innovation Summit is excited to announce that we are transforming our two-day flagship summit into a larger three-day virtual experience, with the welfare of our attendees, speakers, and friends as our primary concern. This immersive event will deliver the

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XBX Exploring Biodiesel Regional Seminar — September 21-23, 2020 --- Providence, RI

 Who Should Attend:  Suppliers and end-users of diesel fuel, including fleets, universities, hospitals, corporate sustainability leaders, municipalities, and others, who are interested in the operational, environmental, and cost benefits of low carbon liquid fuels, and in learning how these existing and

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XBX Exploring Biodiesel Regional Seminar --- June 18, 2020 --- Madison, WI

Who Should Attend:  Suppliers and end-users of diesel fuel, including fleets, universities, hospitals, corporate sustainability leaders, municipalities, and others, who are interested in the operational, environmental, and cost benefits of low carbon liquid fuels, and in learning how these existing and

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WEBINAR: How Chemists and Engineers Will Make a Difference for a Healthy Planet --- April 23, 2020

At the time of the first Earth Day, fifty years ago, the state of the environment in the United States was bleak. Air pollution blanketed our cities and rivers were so polluted that some represented a fire hazard. Generations of

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Opportunity Knocking: BioEconomy Solutions Plans to Create 200 Jobs in South Carolina through Operation of a New Crush Facility while Commercializing a Little-Known Crop for the Biomass-Based Diesel Industry

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Most people in the U.S. have probably never heard of cyperus esculentus, but Victor Garlington, managing partner at BioEconomy Solutions, believes it is the next big thing in biomass-based diesel feedstock. The company has grand

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Opinion: The Value of Shared Accountability

by Paul Nazzaro (Biodiesel Magazine/Advanced Fuel Solutions)  ... For those of us who have long believed in biodiesel as the solution to keeping the heating oil industry alive and prosperous, it was our hope that by having all levels of

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Joint Evolution: Technology Providers Have Adapted Their Pretreatment Offerings as the Biodiesel Industry Evolved to Rely More on Waste Feedstocks, and as Renewable Diesel Emerges.

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Markus Dielacher, CEO of BDI-BioEnergy International, says many companies offering pretreatment systems came from the vegetable oil side. “They started with clean feedstock and it worked,” he says. “We came from the other side,

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Our Vision for 2020 and Beyond

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses policy achievements of 2019, highlights from the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and challenges that lie ahead -- ...Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable jet fuel

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Hero BX Eyes Expanding Biodiesel Footprint When Pandemic Subsides

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... “We are surviving day by day,” Peterson (Chris Peterson, president of Hero BX) said. “All our people are still employed.” According to Peterson, Hero BX owner Pat Black strives to provide stability for his staff

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Trump Administration Declines to Stiffen US Clean Air Standards Comment DEADLINE June 29, 2020

by Emily Holden   (The Guardian)  EPA chief Wheeler says current soot regulations are adequate despite research that shows stricter rules could save thousands of lives -- Under the current standard, which was set in 2012, polluters can emit enough soot to

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Farmers Estimated to Lose Billions in 2020

by Nathan Anderson (Columbia Daily Tribune) Already hurting from the upheaval caused by a long-lasting trade war, U.S. farmers are now expected to lose billions in income as the novel coronavirus pandemic touches all areas of the agricultural marketplace. U.S. farmers will lose

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Biofuel Promotion Put off as Ethanol Needed for Sterilisation Products

(The Nation Thailand) he Energy Ministry has postponed plans to promote the use of biofuels until the Covid-19 outbreak is eased. The ministry had initially told oil refineries to stop producing gasohol 91 as of June 1 in a move to promote

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Distillers' Grains Disappear as Ethanol Plants Slow, Halt Production: Cattle Producers Forced to Find Replacement for Valuable Feed Source

by Laurie Bedord (Successful Farming)  ... Cattle require a specific diet to maintain proper nutrition and weight gain. For the past 10 years, Jon Auten has used the co-product from ethanol production as a source of energy and protein in his cattle

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Climate-Smart Agricultural Policy Requires Reformed Incentives to Minimize Emissions

(Natural Resources Institute Finland/Phys.Org) Post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must safeguard and stimulate the preservation of carbon-rich soils through protection of peatlands. Functional peatlands are the most space efficient long-term carbon store and sink in our planet's biosphere. However, croplands on peat

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Neste Joins the European Alliance for a Green Recovery

(Neste) Neste has joined an alliance of cross-party political decision-makers, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders in a call for a Green Recovery after the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Europe. The alliance places the fight against climate change at the core of

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Converting Biomass Plant into RNG – Site Layout, Catalysts Requirements: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes – Part 1

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  California needs facilities that can dramatically reduce GHG emissions and black carbon production by using wood waste, according to GTI. The closing of biomass power plants is leading to open burning of the excess

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Coronavirus and the Coming Financial Revolution

by Michael Kern (OilPrice.com)  ... Going forward, green energy, decarbonization, social justice, appropriate governance, sustainability, resilience, climate-smart investment, and equal rights won’t just be buzzwords, they will actually be on the corporate agenda. Continuing to pour money into Big Oil and

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In 2020 and Beyond, Freight and Passenger Rail Rely on Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... Near-zero emissions, suitability for hybridization and electrification and the ability to utilize more advanced renewable biofuels are all key features of advanced diesel technology today and will only grow in importance for tomorrow ... Demonstrating the sustainability of

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ACI’s 17th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit --- October 21-22, 2020 --- Brussels, Belgium

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 17th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit will take place in Brussels on the 21st & 22nd October 2020.  During this new European edition of the event, the conference will explore the on-going & future CO2 utilisation projects, the importance of creating partnership through

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ACI’s 16th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit --- September 16-17, 2020 --- Montreal, Quebec, Canada

With climate change still being a very real issue, change needs to come fast. One of the changes that can be made, is to ensure the avoidance of CO2 emissions, which can and is now being done using Carbon Dioxide

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Fraunhofer IFF Researchers Design Green Hydrogen Factory

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF (Fraunhofer IFF) have designed a factory for the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen. While hydrogen provides an eco-friendly option to meet industry demand for

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The United States Mineral Supply Insecurity and Dependence on Rare Earth Elements

by Jamil Hijazi (The Payne Institute for Public Policy)  Despite the trade war with China and the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the United States of America (U.S) faces the continuous problem of resource dependence and resource insecurity of its processed Rare

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Coronavirus Disrupts CO2 Supplies

by Pan Demetrakakes (Food Processing) One of the more obscure effects of the coronacrisis is starting to worry American meat processors: a lack of industrial carbon dioxide. CO2 is used in several ways in meat processing: as a gas to stun birds

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USGC Solicits Applications for Ethanol A-Team

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Grains Council is soliciting applications for seven advisory teams (A-Teams), including the Ethanol A-Team. According to the USGC, A-Team members gain expertise on trade policy and market development topics. In addition, their input helps

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Advanced Biofuels Protected From Oil’s Crash

by Brentan Alexander (Forbes) ... But for advanced biofuels, which qualify for a broad set of renewable credits, their unique diversification of revenue streams is providing protection against the price destruction occurring in the fuels marketplace. ... Potential feedstocks for advanced biofuel

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EPA Releases Proposal to Streamline Existing Fuels Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released a proposed rule on April 13 that aims to streamline and modernize the agency’s existing fuels regulations. In the rulemaking, the EPA said it is proposing “some slight modifications to the

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Market for Renewable Aviation Fuel Expected to Skyrocket over Next 5 Years

by Emily Holbrook (Environment & Energy Leader) The market for renewable aviation fuel (RAF) is expected to witness a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 56.05% from 2020 to 2025. Government policies have been one of the major factors in driving

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Panda Poo, Ants and Slugs Could Be Key to the Green Fuel of Tomorrow

by Jesper Bruun (Aarhus University)  A new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas.  -- By imitating natural biological degradation

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EU Renewable Ethanol Producers Inform Commission of Market Challenges during COVID-19

(ePURE) Dramatic shift in demand and possibility of imports could threaten European industry  -- European renewable ethanol producers have asked the European Commission to consider addressing challenges that have arisen from shifting market conditions as a result of the COVID-19 health

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UPDATE 1-Brazil Aims to Announce Help for Ethanol Sector This Week -Minister

by Ana Mano and Roberto Samora  (Reuters) Brazil plans to announce this week measures to support its ethanol sector, which has been battered by falling demand and a sharp drop in gasoline prices due to turmoil in oil markets, Agriculture Minister

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Neutral Fuels Is the First Company to Achieve ESMA Biofuel Certification

(Neutral Fuels) Neutral Fuels has become the first biofuel company to successfully attain certification under the UAE’s new Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) biodiesel quality standard. The ESMA certification indicates that Neutral Fuels and its products and services satisfy the

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