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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Talking Carbon: Europe’s Prejudice towards Carbon Capture Utilization (CCU) Technology
April 6, 2018 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

…o develop a common definition of how CCU is produced from waste. Listen to Aldag discuss his hopes and suggestions for CCU technology in the EU political framework. Next Steps With no foreseeable way to move forward with the EU’s climate mitigation strategy after 2020, CCU will remain underappreciated unless conversations between the private and public sector…

Short-Term Bioenergy Solutions for Meeting the Two Degree Celsius Scenario (2DS)
March 9, 2018 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced BiofuelsUSA) Highlighting how policy makers, investors and scientists can jointly work together to transform the global energy system, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2017 Technology Roadmap for Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy investigates a considerable strategy to increase modern bioenergy use within the heat, electric and transport sectors. In order to accelerate a clear energy transition, the IEA…

De-Coding the West’s Addiction to Fossil Fuels: Fostering a Sustainable Transportation Fuel Market in the US & EU
February 15, 2018 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “If we do not break the lock-in effect of our dominant fuel sources, we may in fact facilitate mother nature in breaking the lock-out of her dominant species,” wrote Stephen L. Bi in The Path Dependent Road to Sustainable Personal Transport: Increasing returns economics and the lock-in and lock-out effects on the history and future of motorized transport. Stephen Bi is a recent graduate of the…

Five Steps for Successful Sustainable Fuel Fleet Integration and Vehicle Use
February 14, 2018 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston*  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Since switching to B20, we’ve had no engine issues. We haven’t had any issues with fuel filters. And the lubrication from biodiesel has been a good thing given the lack of lubricity in modern diesel fuel,”  Roger Ritchie, Manager at Rochester Public Transit, stated optimistically, discussing fueling with biodiesel since the late 1990s. At 17 cents/gallon cheaper than petrodisel in…

Europe’s Polarized Transport Future: A Shift in Biofuel Quality
January 29, 2018 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

…n engine, biofuel market developments and electro-mobility prospects in the transport sector.  The next “Fuels of the Future ” conference will take place again in Berlin from 21st – 22nd  of January 2019. * Michael Eggleston is an aspiring policymaker studying interdisciplinary & intercultural communication with the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program. He is spending a semester abroad at the Technische…

Webinar Review: Preparing to Harmonize Methane Emission Measurements for Biogas Applications
January 24, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On January 18th, 2018, the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted a webinar for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 37 which publically addressed that there is a need to harmonize methane emission measurements for biogas applications. Part of IEA Bioenergy’s vision, to achieve a sustainable bioenergy contribution to future global energy demands, is the international working…

WEBINAR Review: Preparing the Energy Grid for Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles
January 14, 2018 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On December 13th, SAE International moderated a webinar clarifying how the energy grid prepares to support a high volume of fully electric, autonomous vehicles in the coming future. In order to prepare for the rise in EV consumer demand, Daimler AG, the largest manufacture of trucks in the world, is developing home market energy solutions which include stationary energy storage systems and an…

Insights from IEA Task 36
January 12, 2018 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

…rgy Task 36 to share and promote research and development (R&D) findings oriented for the energy recovery of waste via thermochemical conversion. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology North Campus   Photo:  M. Eggleston Thermochemical conversion technologies such as gasification can provide a significant contribution to facilitating the development of the bioeconomy, as it provides a more flexible use to waste before it is sent to…

Biofuture Platform: Insights from COP23
January 4, 2018 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

…November 16th to discuss plans to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy. Delegates from the Biofuture Platform celebrate their agreement to develop sustainable biofuel targets and to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy. Photo: MEggleston It was announced at the “high-level event” that the Platform’s strategy was finally adopted after nine months of negotiation in a major decision signaling large economic value to investors. It is the first time…

Can the European Union Afford to Phase Out Conventional Biofuels?
December 13, 2017 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

…ng non-competitive waste to fuel. 20th Annual World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, Brussels, Belgium  Photo: MEggleston   Leading by example, the European Union (EU) has set some of the most ambitious climate goals into motion; however, with talk of phasing out the diesel engine in some countries and the ongoing debate about…

Citizens Taking Charge: Germany’s Buzz over Maize
November 10, 2017 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Since 2012, Energiegenossenschaft (energy cooperative) Starkenburg e.G. (ES) has been serving the Starkenburg region as independent non-partisan citizens’ cooperative supporting Germany’s grassroots movement by promoting renewable energy projects to advance the standard of climate protection financed by their members. Biogasanlage Lorsch Tour with ES Board Member Micha Jost Located in Lorsch,…

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Enabling Europe’s Bioeconomy
November 1, 2017 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From October 10th -11th the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) celebrated 10 years in Brussels, Belgium, as it plays a crucial role in providing a central meeting place for policy and business communities to discuss how to harness the full potential of today’s innovations as the industrial biotechnology sector develops smarter, more sustainable products and…

COSMOS: The Future of Plant Oil
November 1, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 9th the 10th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy kicked off in Brussels, Belgium, giving participants the opportunity to take part in a stakeholder workshop held by the European research project COSMOS which aims at reducing the dependence of imported plant oils such as palm kernel oil (PKO) by transforming short seasoned feedstocks, camelina and…

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight
October 19, 2017 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports supplying SAFs. Michael Gill, Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) says that analysis has shown that up to 100% of the fuel in 2050 could be from sustainable sources with the right policy measures in…

Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids: Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions
September 15, 2017 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On September 14, IEA Bioenergy presented a free international webinar entitled, “Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids – Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions” presented by Elina Hakkarainen. Designed to optimize the potential of a variety of different energy sources, an integrated bioenergy hybrid is an energy conversion process that has at least two energy inputs; one of which is bioenergy. Today,…

Our Staff and Finances
March 4, 2009 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

…on, DC area.   Peggy is also conference staff extraordinaire. Linda Leehuga keeps our database up to date. Attending international events on our behalf are Aino Siirala, Maija Sihvonen,  Michael Eggleston,  Danilo Gusmao de Quadros and Gunjan Mukherjee.   Bill Brandon, an engine/fuel expert, writes and advises on technical aspects of fuels and engines and serves as our Rapid Response Team, making…