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WEBINAR: Using Technology to Expand Access to Cookstove Consumer Finance — October 17, 2017
October 9, 2017 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Using Technology to Expand Access to Cookstove Consumer Finance   —   October 17, 2017

…ivelyHoods, a social enterprise that creates access to life-changing products through a women and youth powered last-mile distribution network. Since 2011, LivelyHoods has created more than 1,100 jobs for youth and women and distributed over 19,000 clean energy products across 14 branches throughout Kenya   Elvin Walela is the Project Manager for the Juhudi-BioLite Sustainable Cookstove Project. In this role, he has worked with BioLite…

Press Releases
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…lean Energy Victory Bonds Are Not the Way to Go Says Advanced Biofuels USA  August 18, 2012  Here Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Demonstrates Power of E85  August 7, 2012  Here Advanced Biofuels USA Publishes Distributed/Centralized BioProduction Approach   March 27, 2012   Here Advanced Biofuels USA Makes 2012 Farm Bill Biomass/Biofuel Recommendations  January 24, 2011  Here FuelChoiceNow’s FFV Statement…

Modular Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries
September 21, 2017 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

…rocess. The target reduction of the biofuel production cost is up to 35 percent compared to alternative routes, which translates to less than €0.80 per liter production cost for diesel. The production concept is based on the distributed primary conversion of various kind of biomass residues to intermediate liquid products at small-to-medium scale (10,000-50,000 tons per year Fischer-Tropsch products, 30-150 MW biomass) units located close to…

Modular Drop-In Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries
September 15, 2017 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

…nd synthesis process. The target reduction for biofuel production is up to 35 percent compared to alternative methods, which translates to less than 0.80 €/l production cost for diesel. The production concept is based on the distributed primary conversion of various kinds of biomass residues to intermediate liquid products at small-to-medium scale units located close to biomass resources (10-50 kt/a Fischer-Tropsch products, 30-150 MW biomass)….

Japan Considers Allowing US Ethanol to Meet Biofuel Mandate
August 31, 2017 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

…e. That volume of bio-ETBE is equal to the 500 million liter mandate. Nearly all of that volume is expected to be imported. The report indicates bio-ETBE blended gasoline is far more prevalent in Japan than E3, and is widely distributed. The Japanese government began to permit sales of E10 and ETBE22 in 2012 for certain vehicles. However, the report notes the change had little effect on the market, with the supply of E3 and E10 remaining small…

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future
August 25, 2017 – 11:54 am | No Comment

…8230; Obtaining funding for biomethanol plants is more difficult.   Methanol production from natural gas suppresses the bio economy by providing a practical lower cost alternative to petroleum derived fuel. … Distributed methanol production can make sense for waste to energy and agricultural applications. The development of a robust methanol economy would provide outlets for materials that could be used locally and provide…

What’s Fueling the Growth of E15?
August 8, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Debby Garbato (Stagnito Business Information/Convenience Store News)  … As E15 has become more widely distributed, most myths have been dispelled. The higher-margin, higher-octane fuel is now sold by retailers large and small at nearly 900 locations across 29 states. While some drivers understand E15’s environmental and performance benefits, many are lured by E15’s lower price. Others like that it generates American jobs and…

Welcome to ‘All of the Above’ Transportation
July 24, 2017 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

…ural gas-fired generation will require a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure expansion in the U.S., and would require more exports to countries without domestic natural gas supplies. • Grid-scale storage will allow a mix of distributed and intermittent sources – think solar and wind, which aren’t available 24/7 – to power this emerging market, but that too will require investment and research. • Until the energy density and life-cycle…

Becoming a Carbon Superhero: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
July 12, 2017 – 8:56 am | No Comment

…ch has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, biogas, and…

Bio-Fuel from Waste: Zeolite Catalysts Pave the Road to Decentral Chemical Processes
July 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

…to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the chemical process. The trick: The reaction takes place in very confined spaces inside zeolite crystals. Ever more electricity is produced decentralized using wind, hydro and solar power plants. “It thus makes sense to decentralize chemical production, as well,” thinks Prof. Johannes Lercher, who heads the Chair of Technical Chemistry II at TU Munich….

Fuels from Thin Air: Drop-In Liquid Fuels from Sky CO2, Water and Solar Power
June 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

…dioxide into liquid fuels. This reactor was developed by KIT. The compact plant was developed to maturity and is now being commercialized by INERATEC. … Scale-up prospects Pilot-scale plant units have been designed for distributed, small-scale production. It is so compact that it fits into a ship container and produces gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide.Production capacity can be increased by…

Biodiesel Blend with Diesel Oil Obligatory by 2018
June 6, 2017 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

…the beginning of 2018. According to the information Anadolu Agency (AA) obtained from EMRA authorities, the energy watchdog decided to introduce a cap for the percentage of biodiesel blended with the diesel oil before it is distributed at the retail sites. … Moreover, despite a biodiesel production capacity of 235,000 thousand in Turkey’s installed plants in Turkey, last year only 70,000 tons of biodiesel was produced. The…

A Decade of Bioenergy Research
June 2, 2017 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

…we were looking at drop-in fuels for gasoline, diesel and aviation,” says Blake Simmons, JBEI’s chief science and technology officer and vice president of deconstruction. … “In our case, we arrayed the entire workforce distributed across a number of different institutions around a single point of focus, which was mainly understanding and overcoming the phenomenon of recalcitrance,” says Paul Gilna, BESC director. “The problem with…

BETO Announces Third Round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot
May 26, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

…butanol. The project aims to create a blending model that works over a variety of representative gasoline base fuel compositions. Cogent: Idaho National Laboratory will assist Cogent in improving its small-scale gasifier for distributed waste-to-energy applications and markets. The gasifier can produce profitable end products like electricity, hydrogen and/or chemical precursors, and liquid fuels. Cogent is partnering with Idaho National…

Insight into Enzyme’s 3D Structure Could Cut Biofuel Costs
May 19, 2017 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

…rg/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00019?journalCode=bichaw). One of the biggest challenges biofuel scientists face is finding cost-effective ways to break apart polysaccharides such as starches and cellulose, which are widely distributed in plants, into their subcomponent sugars for biofuel production. LPMO enzymes, which are seen as key to this process, use a single copper ion to activate oxygen, a critical step for the enzyme’s catalytic…

Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action
May 15, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

…Climate Leadership Council –”A Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” The proposal is to charge energy companies a tax, say $40, for every ton of carbon that comes out of mining coal or refining oil. The proceeds would be distributed back to Americans, a “carbon dividend,” worth around $2,000 dollars a year for a family of four. The tradeoff? The plan would strip away much of the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions and cancel…

Trump Puts Critic of Renewable Energy in Charge of Renewable Energy Office
May 3, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

…who sharply questioned the value of promoting renewable energy sources and curbs on greenhouse gas emissions, to oversee the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), according to an email distributed to department employees. The selection marks one of several recent Trump appointments to top energy and environmental posts, which appear to repudiate the Obama administration’s policies aimed at shifting the…

Toyota Continues To Make Another Big Bet On Hydrogen, Launches Truck Project In California
May 1, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

…rnight. Hydrogen vehicles refill in a matter of minutes. The tests for Toyota truck in California will take place in a 70-mile radius and the company is aiming to narrow refilling time to 30-40 minutes, possibly making it more attractive than natural gas over the longer term, should the economics improve. The route predictability is key in this experiment. In cases where fleet vehicles have centralized refilling stations on a fixed route,…

Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
April 28, 2017 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

…ting a blending model that works over a variety of representative gasoline base fuel compositions. Cogent Idaho National Laboratory has been awarded $200,000 to work with Cogent towards improving its small-scale gasifier for distributed waste-to-energy applications and markets. The gasifier can be used to make many profitable end-use products such as electricity, liquid fuels, hydrogen and/or chemical precursors. This project seeks to partner…

Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: Ventures Raise $1.1B in Q1 from Seed to Commercial-Scale
April 26, 2017 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

…ember announcements that missed the Q1 cut-off, venture fund closings that were not specific to one company, and undisclosed venture rounds for which an estimate could not be formed. By deal flow, the investments were evenly distributed between fuels, chemicals, feedstocks, nutrition and genetics with each sector generating between 8% and 24% of the deal flow. In terms of dollar investments, fuels were dominant with more than $56% of all…

EP Petroecuador Signs Contracts with Alcohol Companies to Guarantee Supply of Ecopaís
April 5, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

…nd Soderal SA, signed a USD 95 million contract for the supply of anhydrous alcohol, Which will guarantee the supply of gasoline Ecopaís, in the eight provinces in which this fuel is currently marketed. Currently, Ecopaís is distributed in the provinces of Guayas, Santa Elena, Los Ríos, El Oro, Manabí, Esmeraldas, Loja and Zamora Chinchipe, with a dispatch of approximately one million gallons per day. Due to the demand for this fuel, EP…

Sizing Them Up
April 4, 2017 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

…In 2015, shipments of wood pellets to the U.K. generated 85 percent of the total export value, while Canada represented over 90 percent of the export value for biodiesel producers. The fuel ethanol export market is far more distributed, with the largest foreign buyer, Canada, representing just 25 percent of U.S. exports, according to data from the Renewable Fuels Association. Over 50 different countries received fuel ethanol exports from the…

Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP
March 20, 2017 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable Energy & Chemicals business that produced green diesel using its Ecofining process. UOP’s Chad Houvie…

New Research: Forcing Local Peoples off Their Lands Drives Almost Two-Thirds of Conflicts Between Companies and Local Communities in Africa
February 17, 2017 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

…critical need, given all the political uncertainty in the world today.” According to the research, the typical tenure-related dispute in Africa occurs: An average of 61 kilometers from national borders, far from the seat of centralized government; In an area with endemic poverty, low access to government services and poor nutrition; In an area that is less developed with little prior change in how the land was used; and In an area with a…

American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics — February 17, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 13, 2017 – 11:51 am | No Comment
American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics   —   February 17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

…istical Efficiency with Dedicated Energy Crops -Sam Jackson, Genera 9:15 AM Q&A – 15 min. 9:30 AM – Optimizing Feedstock Supply, Contracts, Delivery and Demand Moderator: Harry Baumes, USDA OCE • Description of the Distributed Model – Mark Elless, Department of Energy • Meeting the Realities of Corn Stover Supply Chain Operation – John Pieper, DuPont • Insights for Improved Participation in the Delivery of Corn Stover to…

Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security
January 20, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

…ial as an alternative fuel. The primary solution to energy security that he offered in his presentation, was the installation of microgrids as a more resilient alternative to standalone generators. Microgrids are a system of distributed energy resources (which can include any available on-site power source) that can operate independently of the commercial grid. According to Noblis research, diesel microgrids are cheaper and more reliable than…

FHR Unveils a $50M Gambit to Make Überprotein at Ethanol Plants
January 19, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

…st 48 percent protein making it an excellent ingredient for the aquaculture, pet food and poultry industries among others. The feed has comparable shelf life to corn gluten meal and soybean meal and can be stored in silos or distributed through various transportation modes including bulk packaging and containers for export. Flint Hills Resources will market the high protein feed as NexPro protein ingredient. … The new technology, called…

Greener Diesel Regulation
January 6, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

…s emissions in the transportation sector (the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario). New bio-based diesel requirements The province has set minimums for the amount of bio-based diesel in the diesel fuel distributed, used, and/or sold in Ontario. The content requirements will be phased-in over 3 years from 2014 to 2017. The first compliance period spans 21 months, beginning April 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015….

Old Carbon, New Jet Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s ATJ Jet Fuel Tech
December 30, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, biogas, and high-CO2 stranded natural gas. The company was originally founded in 2005 in New Zealand. The proprietary gas-to-liquid platform…

Economics of Forest Biomass Raise Hurdles for Rural Development
December 29, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

…ce, but transportation costs would rise because such lands tend to be remote from likely depots. “Just like with real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location’ that matters here, and national forest lands are not uniformly distributed across the landscape,” said Darius Adams, co-author on the paper. “They are frequently in less accessible areas, and it would cost more to transport material.” The potential for biomass, the researchers said,…

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute
December 27, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

…them into workable processes that can be demonstrated in the field,” said Robert C. Brown, the director of Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the leader of RAPID’s Distributed Biorefinery program. Iowa State researchers are managing the project’s biorefinery efforts because they are “an extremely talented and well-known team that’s highly regarded in the industry,” said Karen Fletcher,…

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa
December 15, 2016 – 8:42 pm | No Comment

…production and build a sustainable, clean energy future. NexSteppe products will play a critical role in enabling Africa to leapfrog traditional fossil fuel-based approaches in favor of a cleaner, renewable baseload and more distributed generation of power from biomass. All of NexSteppe’s product lines feature a variety of hybrids that are adapted to different environments and seasons, thus they can provide a wide range of maturities to meet…

Second Chance Carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
December 13, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

…ch has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, biogas, and…

ADM Announces Project to Provide Renewable Natural Gas
December 12, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

…rcher Daniels Midland/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as a byproduct at ADM’s corn processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, will be distributed by Ameren Illinois into the nation’s natural gas infrastructure. … Methane is a natural byproduct of the anaerobic digestion process from ADM’s Decatur wastewater treatment facility. When construction of…

America’s Rural Voters Are Ready for Renewable Energy Too
November 30, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

…wable energy programs going and properly funded. DOE has a role to play in wind, biomass, and other “rural renewable” technologies. Funding ought to be kept stable and greater emphasis paid to rural energy opportunities like distributed wind. Third, keep the existing White House Rural Council or create a new one. Such a White House-led rural advisory team would continue coordinating rural development goals across the Federal government, ideally…

Biointermediates and U: A Potential Step Change in Advanced Biofuel Economics
November 22, 2016 – 9:47 am | No Comment

…omplish this basic task. Intuitively, the liquid sugar product is far more energy dense than the biomass it was created from. If the proposed rules are adopted, a more economical supply chain can be developed; one where many distributed hydrolysis plants are installed, each with a reasonable radius of biomass collection. Then multiple batches of liquid sugars would be trucked to a more centralized fermentation center. This allows for the…

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: December 09, 2016
November 14, 2016 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC    DEADLINE:   December 09, 2016

…B size limit on files. Please do not password protect or encrypt your PDF file. Paper Publication All accepted authors will submit a 4-page technical paper for publication within the annual TechConnect Briefs. The briefs are distributed and referenced globally both on-line and in print, and indexed in the major databases including the Chemical Abstract System (American Chemical Society ), Science Citation Index (SCI) and ISI Web of Science…

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 24, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

…o blend volumes of renewable fuels, but without specifying what type. Corn ethanol just happens to be the highest-volume, lowest-cost option. Furthermore, the RFS isn’t a “subsidy.” It has zero impact on the federal budget and tax revenues. It’s a program designed to provide a measure of market access for lower-carbon, domestic, renewable fuels, in a market where virtually every drop is blended and distributed by petroleum interests. Meanwhile,…

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel
October 13, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

…wner Jim Dolan foresees a higher demand for isobutanol in the near future. The new biofuel is 91-octane, making it equivalent to super unleaded gasoline offered by most gas stations. The fuel is processed by Musket Corp, and distributed to Dolan’s business through Jackson Oil. “I think we’re the first to offer it in the U.S.,” Dolan said. “The Lake Havasu Marine Association talked about it, and GEVO has worked with a lot of manufacturers to…

Stanford Faculty Share in $24 Million National Science Foundation Grant
October 12, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

…undation (NSF). The grant will found a bioengineering research and education center. The NSF awards Science and Technology grants to long-term projects that incorporate multiple schools, laboratories and industries. They are distributed over a period of five years—with the potential for extension—with the goal of furthering research and education in innovative areas of science and engineering. The Center for Cellular Construction, which will be…

Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight
September 26, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

…h’s natural biosphere and can replace fossil carbon Btu-for-Btu. … Many European biogas providers have opened offices in the U.S. in preparation for anticipated demand, however, they continue to attempt to force large, centralized biogas plants through the square hole of an American public that has never heard of biogas, much less understand its benefits. The European biogas model fails to take into account the fundamental realities in the…

Renewable Energy CEO Declares Hunger Strike
September 14, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

…ailure, it is my personal and professional opinion the company’s failure will have enormous and far-reaching consequences for the nation’s energy security. I believe the impenetrable government bureaucracy that defends centralized fossil utilities in the United States and prevents truly disruptive alternative energy companies like ours from emerging has created the very real possibility of losing Armageddon. I believe U.S. national energy…

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

…e subject of this study and examines the market potential of ethanol fuel, current and projected fuel production, government policies that may affect the production and sale of ethanol fuel, and the potential for small-scale distributed production of ethanol for cooking fuel. Several feedstocks were selected for review, including molasses from sugarcane, damaged or unsaleable roots, tubers, and fruits, unsold produce from vegetable and fruit…

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

…ntly awarded the Red River BioRefinery LLC project $84,000 for engineering. … The application from (Jacek) Chmielewski, who listed his return address on the letter as Middleton, was for funding to develop a small-scale distributed advanced ethanol plant in Grand Forks that would use sugar beet tailings from the production process of four nearby American Crystal Sugar plants as feedstock for the production of fuel-grade ethanol. The…

EPA Commits to Meet Statutory RFS Reporting Requirements
August 22, 2016 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

…quire significant time and resources. Steps required to complete these recommendations include, according to EPA, “development of baseline, current, and projected scenarios for how renewable fuels have and might be produced, distributed, and used to fulfill the RFS requirements, generation of emissions inventories, and air quality modeling, all of which are time-consuming and resource-intensive.” When pressed, EPA agreed to meet these…

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels
August 19, 2016 – 7:46 am | No Comment

…RINs and advanced biofuels RINs all but disappeared. Killing the incentive to bring 50 percent carbon-reduction fuels into the marketplace. Two, as EPA sealed off the market for ethanol, cellulosic ethanol had no place to be distributed unless it displaced corn ethanol. So, renewable fuels were pitted against each other, instead of being jointly employed against petroleum-based high-carbon fuels. And, because the cost and risks of cellulosic are…

Andalusian Researchers Create Bricks with Biodiesel Waste
August 16, 2016 – 9:49 am | No Comment

…oration of glycerin clay with which are produced the bricks provides insulation, particularly thermal properties due to porosity that is capable of providing. Glycerine, from 100 degrees Celsius cooking temperature, CO2 released is trapped within the clay, causing voids or pores therein. Insulating bricks in the thermal conductivity is achieved precisely through pores distributed uniformly in its internal structure. READ MORE  …

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo — April 10-12, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN
August 12, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo   —   April 10-12, 2017   —   Minneapolis, MN

…beverage processors Managers of institutional food waste Animal processing facility managers Growers and cooperative board members Crop technology experts Livestock and poultry owner/operators Forestry managers Wood waste handlers Saw mill operators Pulp and paper manufacturing managers Logging operation operators Wood processing operators Pelleting operations managers Utility executives and managers Power, distributed power and district energy…

How to Thrive in Emerging Markets: Making Industrial Biotechnology Work away from Home
August 12, 2016 – 10:06 am | No Comment

…cause the emerging market farmer might have something like 1-4 acres. They have no motivation to change, no voice, no power, no money, no credit, no infrastructure of the types that are common in the developed world. They’re distributed, hard to find, tough to reach, impossible to bring aboard. … (BEE CEO Everett) Stephens lays down the obvious challenge. “Why not look to markets where there are 70-90% improvements available in…

ACE Unveils Guide on E15, Flex Fuels for Retailers
August 11, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

…es of the potential volume and profit a retailer could expect if they perform as well as an average high blend retailer, or a top performing E15 and flex fuel retailer. Prospective retailers need to understand the blending economics, octane, and RIN values of these blends, and current retailers have profited from the fuels but even more from increased customer counts and inside sales.” Lamberty says copies of the Roadmap will be distributed to…

USDA Advances On-Farm Biofuel Production
August 4, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Farming) USDA researchers demonstrated a mobile biofuel processing unit on a Montgomery County farm last week, moving the technology a step closer to commercial reality. “The idea is to go to the source of the biomass,” said Akwasi Boateng, the principal investigator for the Agricultural Research Service project. Switchgrass, the feedstock of focus for the project, is bulky and expensive to ship to a processing…

White House Releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”
August 1, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

…and scale-up of conversion processes with improved yield, efficiency, and energy requirements that lead to cost-competitive AJF Goal 2: Develop conversion technologies that can produce jet fuel from multiple feedstocks in a distributed manner The Glaring Weakness The Report generally ignores carbon markets. The entire reason to make low-carbon fuels is to reduce carbon, and the social benefit of doing that is monetized in the value chain via…

Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco
July 19, 2016 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

…y, SSFSC uses it in all 27 trucks with CNG engines. … “The trucks are hooked up to the slow fill system in a line,” explains (Doug) Button. “On week nights, each truck gets a little bit of RNG because that is how it is distributed. Then the tank is topped off with line [natural] gas, for a total of 3,600 lbs/fill. On weekends, however, when the trucks are parked for several nights, we cut the line gas, and are able to fill all 27 trucks…

EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 26 States
July 5, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

…of approximately $3,306,600 million. A full list of recipients is at the bottom of this release. Summaries of each project are available at http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants. Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $68 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects. This highly competitive grants program supports EE projects that…

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers
July 1, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

…actors and power tillers on the farms. The impact on food production is quite severe. … “We will take a look at the production of Jathropha seeds and oil processing to give farmers self-sufficiency in diesel production as an organic fuel (bio-diesel). This is expected to promote renewable energy, improve our environment and reduce expenses on importation.” … Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development distributed 500…

Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons
June 20, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

…xamined, assessed and walked away from this funding opportunity. Why? Because the primary product output for allowable cellulosic, algal and biogas feedstocks had to be a statutorily defined advanced biofuel. Further, that biofuel had to be a liquid at STP (Standard Temperature and Pressure, 25 °C and 1 atmosphere pressure) conditions, suitable for use as an infrastructure compatible blendstock that could be co-processed or co-distributed with…

Hot Prospects for Chemicals from Biomass
June 17, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

…chemicals process will spark the era of biorefining is not trivial. Foremost among the challenges is the wide dispersion of biomass resources. Unlike oil and gas that are found as huge reservoirs at a single site, biomass is distributed widely, with variable compositions, requires the handling of solids, and contains high water content. This limits the amount of biomass that can be readily collected in one place, which limits the economies of…

DOE Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision
June 14, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Supply and Logistics Program is responsible for developing technologies to support Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems (AFSS) that would enable mobilization of our growing national biomass resources to support a thriving bioeconomy. DOE seeks feedback from industry,…

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Notice For Solicitation Of Nominations
June 8, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

…the Biomass R&D Initiative (Initiative) and priority technical biomass R&D needs and makes written recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board (Board). Those recommendations regard whether: (A) Initiative funds are distributed and used consistent with Initiative objectives; (B) solicitations are open and competitive with awards made annually; (C) objectives and evaluation criteria of the solicitations are clear; and (D) the points of…

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks
June 8, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged than we have seen previously — a wave of technology development that once took place with a “we’ll work out the feedstocks when we get there” seems to have been replaced by a more robust and early co-operation. Neither technologies built based on tailoring to a feedstock, nor technologies built in hopes that feedstocks…

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery
June 6, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine) Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this April. The company manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste. Impact Bioenergy has two…

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

…eum Corporation in Itta Bena, Miss., is receiving a $13,165 payment to produce more than 2.6 million gallons of biodiesel from 3 million gallons of waste, non-food grade corn and catfish oil and poultry fat. The biodiesel is distributed throughout Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. View the complete list of producers receiving payments. These payments build on USDA’s historic investments in rural America over the past seven years. Since…

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest
May 18, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

…best ethanol per-bushel yield rates, at 2.86, in the industry. UWGP has had an exceptional earnings history. Since the beginning of operations in April 2005, it has recorded $108 million in earnings, of which 74 percent were distributed to its members. … The small number of women in the ethanol industry, however, does not mean that her peers in the industry and her customers don’t respect her. “That hasn’t been my experience at all,” she…

EPPO to Increase B10 Biodiesel Use
May 18, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

…Thawarat Sutabutr, in his capacity as the spokesman of the Ministry of Energy, said government and military units would join in a pilot project to increase the use of B10 biodiesel. EPPO estimated that B10 biodiesel would be distributed commercially by 2018, said the director. EPPO has set the target to increase B10 biodiesel consumption to 14 million liters a day by 2036. Tax incentives will be offered to encourage the use of the biodiesel….

Business Strategies for Transitioning the Bioeconomy to a Landscape with Long-Term Profitability
May 11, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Mahmood Ebadian (Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group/Biomass Supply Chain Consulting Ltd./Biofuels Digest) …With specialization occurring in feedstock engineering, these new business entities will be well-positioned to produce multiple products including both intermediate and final bio-products. In other words, they will be multi-product firms that exploit the economics of scope to produce multiple products for downstream markets….

Bringing up Better Biofuel
May 6, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Rosalie Marion Bliss (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service) … Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have advanced a process to produce crude liquid fuel called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The bio-oil is produced by a process called “pyrolysis,” which involves chemical decomposition of plant and other organic matter at very high heat without oxygen. This new technology for producing renewable…

China, India, Russia and South Africa Express Concern that GMBM Proposals Do Not Address Differentiation
April 22, 2016 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

…ained in the latest draft Assembly Resolution text, namely the criteria as to which States should be included in the scheme, action to minimise market distortion between airlines and how offsetting responsibilities should be distributed. Feedback was also sought from States on whether key considerations raised by 2015 participants for the scheme’s design – such as administrative simplicity, environmental integrity and cost effectiveness – had…

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?
April 11, 2016 – 9:59 am | No Comment

…structural difference, renewable diesel is a superior product with a higher cetane index than typical ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), and unlike biodiesel, an energy density value equivalent to ULSD. Renewable diesel can be distributed using the established petroleum pipeline system, while biodiesel requires truck or rail transport. Additionally, renewable diesel has no cold-flow issues and won’t thicken and clog engines in cold weather as may…

5th Biobased World 2016: Chemicals and Plastics — May 9-11, 2016 — Bangkok, Thailand
April 7, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment
5th Biobased World 2016: Chemicals and Plastics  —  May 9-11, 2016  —  Bangkok, Thailand

…ing goal of long term sustainable returns for their bio-based investments Recently, Verdezyne and Sime Darby sealed an agreement of a bio-based dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) production plant in Malaysia, and the product is to be distributed through Asia Pacific, especially China, Japan and South Korea. Gain insights and the latest on the following: Sime Darby’s perspective on how they balance bio-based investment in their palm oil supply chain…

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

…can process high quality biodiesel from a wide variety of waste and renewable feedstock that can be used directly in any modern diesel engines without modification. The BioCube fuels energy independence by making sustainable distributed biodiesel processing viable for commercial and community enterprises around the world. The company has operations in Queensland Australia, and Vancouver, BC Canada. For more information please visit:…

Lab Creates New Biofuels to Expand Alternative Energy Sources
March 29, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

…mercial marketplace, they must first overcome a number of scientific roadblocks. … This month, (Deepak) Rajagopal received a grant from the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge to investigate where Los Angeles’ waste is distributed, and how we can best produce biofuels using state resources. “In California, where we have a shortage of land or a shortage of water, we can rely on agricultural waste or municipal waste (for fuel),” Rajagopal…

Is It the perfect Energy Solution? Where Solar, Carbon Capture and Bio Collide
March 23, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

…together symbiotically to provide utility services to a metro area, but also the elements for a solar fuel — well, that’s the picture. No emissions of course — it’s all captured for an industrial symbiosis. That fuel can be distributed as liquid energy via pipeline, truck and rail to conventional re-fueling facilities. No need to depend in the long-term on slow-charging electric battery stations, only. If you’ve considered the range efficiency,…

PHYCO2 and MSU Make Breakthrough in Clean Air Technology, Growing Pure Algae 24/7 and Without Sunlight
March 21, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

…electricity for the university. Also known as “combined heat and power,” the plant utilizes steam to generate electricity. Boilers create steam that passes through a turbine generator. The electricity and the steam are then distributed across campus. The steam is mainly used to heat and cool buildings. The T.B. Simon Power Plant is an ideal environment for the partnership with PHYCO2 to research technology that recycles carbon dioxide emissions…

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016
March 3, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

…y was recently awarded the prestigious Global Innovation and Friendly Energy Award by the Biodiesel Association of India in recognition of its ability to produce high quality biodiesel from renewable sources that improves India’s energy independence at a commercial and community level. Head of CBVL Ed Tycholaz commented: “We have been working with BioCube since 2012 to design and engineer a machine that is defining the distributed

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria
February 29, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

…go any further due to lack of funds needed to clear the land and get it ready for Jatropha cultivation. In the course of biofuel production, it is anticipated that the harvested product will be conveyed from the farmers to a centralized location where it will be processed into biofuel. However, there is an exception to this. If there is a large acreage of land in a particular area, we may likely consider expelling oil and shipping that to a…

ACORE’s Advanced Biofuel Leadership Conference Summary
February 24, 2016 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

…nergy Finance (BNEF); Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, POET, a leading ethanol and cellulosic producer; Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, a strategic technology optimization and policy firm for clean distributed energy, who has worked on both the renewable power and fuel side; and Cynthia Thyfault, Founder & CEO, Westar Trade Resources, a consulting firm that helps clients obtain funding for clean energy projects….

Bringing #Biodiesel to the Northeast
January 29, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

…ons and ultimately promote renewable energy. BioHeat in particular is really gaining ground. Yet distribution challenges need be overcome in order to get more biodiesel products into the northeast. Nazzaro said in an interview after the panel discussion that compared to other areas of the country, there are very few terminals where the fuel can be blended and distributed. READ MORE includes AUDIO interview…

NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation
January 28, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

…iTek plans to incorporate these sorbent technologies into its integrated biomass-to-biofuels conversion process with power generation. This innovative process includes carbon capture and represents a sustainable solution for distributed power. The liquid biofuels produced by the process can also be used as transportation fuels. Biofuels are usually derived from corn, but CogniTek plans to use a wide range of plant matter for feedstock, including…

Volvo Exec: ‘Plenty More Scope’ to Cut CO2 Emissions from Trucks
January 27, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

…challenge—you might need to have electricity on the road to make that happen, and that of course is going to take some time. So renewable fuels and energy efficiency are really going to be key in the short run. But there is no silver bullet unfortunately, so all these areas will require continuous effort. … But the bigger challenge is to build a business case around it, and also to get the renewable fuels that need to be distributed to…

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates
January 26, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(NorthernAg.Net) The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this coverage. This effort will convey to readers Farm Bureau’s support of farmers and ranchers being informed, active and engaged in the U.S. presidential election process. The coverage will be focused on…

Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas
January 25, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

…truck-loading rack, water storage and an operations building. Over a hundred contractors will be employed for construction of the facility. “Buda is an efficient distribution hub to our existing Texas fuel terminals and this centralized location will enable us to meet the ethanol demands of our customers throughout Central and South Texas,” said Nathan Brubaker, Texas marketing general manager for FHR. READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol Producer…

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
January 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy) Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell or trade credits; Using stationary fuel cells to convert biogas from wastewater treatment into renewable hydrogen, power, and heat (tri-generation), offsetting carbon emissions; LCFS enhances tri-generation fuel cell economic value proposition while supporting renewable transportation…

Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics
January 19, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

…energy technologies. Solar PV is the largest employer, accounting for 2.5 million jobs in 2014. This is due to increasing global production of solar panels as lower costs drive accelerated growth in installations. Moreover, distributed solar PV is more widely deployed as it offers a feasible and afordable way to improve energy access. The distribution and assembly of panels and the provision of aftersales service is easy to localise, creating…

BioHiTech America Collaborates to Convert Food Waste to Energy
January 15, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(BioHiTech Global Inc./Biomass Magazine) … BioHiTech’s Eco-Safe Digester utilizes an aerobic digestion process to convert food waste to grey water, also referred to as effluent. Typically the effluent is discharged safely into the sewage system and individual wastewater treatment facilities to treat it with other sanitary waste. This new process will tank the unit’s effluent allowing for transportation to an anaerobic…

Bringing Up Biofuel
January 15, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The team is headed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemical engineer Akwasi Boateng with the Sustainable Biofuels and Coproducts Unit at the Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. Crude…

Restaurant Group Advocates the Use of Biodiesel
December 30, 2015 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

…d sustainability, emphasized its president, Joaquin Vargas Mier y Teran. For this, the company created a system of oil recycling and conversion into fuel for use in its fleet of trucks that delivers supplies to more than 130 distributed throughout the country restaurants. With advanced technology and employing engineers specializing in the treatment of fuel oil, this system implemented by CMR is a unique procedure of its kind that will spearhead…

ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina
December 23, 2015 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

…up to 96 railcar-long unit trains in a 24-hour period. KMI will also build a new pipeline, approximately 2.6 miles in length, to connect the unit train offload system to their vast tank farm in Selma, allowing ethanol to be distributed to blending terminals in Selma and the surrounding markets. “This project will help us improve the efficiency of our ethanol delivery in this market with added unload capacity, quick-turn time on railcars and a…

UPS to Power Fleet with Gas from Landfills
December 23, 2015 – 10:15 am | No Comment

…les worldwide. RNG, also known as biomethane, can be derived from many abundant and renewable sources, including decomposing organic waste in landfills, wastewater treatment and agriculture, the company explained. It is then distributed through the natural gas pipeline system, making it available for use as liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG), UPS added. … The company has a goal of driving one billion miles with its…

TSCA Reform: Detailed Summary of Key Changes in Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as Compared with S. 697 Passed by Senate EPW in June
December 22, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

…t (TSCA)] Modernization Act of 2015, which passed the House of Representatives on June 23, 2015, to identify areas of alignment and dissonance. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) 2016 Forecast memorandum, to be distributed in early January, will provide further analysis and discussion of likely legislative next steps regarding TSCA reform and other significant legislative and regulatory initiatives. Our review of Lautenberg2 is…

Consumers Go ‘Green.’ Are We Leveraging This Trend Enough?
December 17, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

…owder brands in China, Nice and Liby, for example position ~80% of their products as green. … Given that green products are initially often more expensive to produce, it is important to address how additional costs are distributed across the value chain. The above examples show that consumers are willing to pay part of it. Other parts can be booked as R&D investments or marketing expenses in finished good companies. The first movers in…

Export Exchange 2016 — October 24-27, 2016 — Detroit, MI
December 16, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
Export Exchange 2016 — October 24-27, 2016  —   Detroit, MI

…kind opportunity to bring buyers and sellers together with the goal of promoting continued growth in the international market,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. More information will be distributed in the coming months to members of the grains industries and will be available online at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx16. Those interested can sign up for a mailing list to…

Recycling All that Waste Carbon: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
December 2, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

…ch has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, biogas, and…

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity
November 30, 2015 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate at the boundaries between engineering, economics, environment and policy analysis.” Here’s a recent presentation on opportunities in Russia by VerdeNero and Hamrick Engineering. READ…

A Time to Take Stock: Advanced Biofuels as a Solution
November 25, 2015 – 1:35 am | No Comment

…modular system (click here for more articles about the system) is designed as a solution to the problem of converting relatively small amounts of feedstock into fuels for local use with an emphasis on waste, co-products and centralized digital-driven biorefinery management. So this Thanksgiving as you remember those whose work brought you your daily food, feed, fiber and fun (wine, beer, sodas, football games and holiday parade balloons, etc.),…

Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass
November 17, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Hamrick Engineering/Your Oil and Gas News) Hamrick Engineering is pleased to announce the granting of a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). “This ground-breaking patent describes how to extract sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass using a low-cost process. It provides a foundation for technologies to produce low-cost sugars,…

E85 & Fleets — It’s Not Rocket Science!
November 13, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

…ive fuel of choice is not available within five miles or 15 minutes. … The two stations adopted new POS systems, altered the entry path for fueling with E85, educated drivers continually at the pump about FFVs and E85, distributed educational materials inside the stations, created informational decals and key tags for all FFVs, incorporated aggressive in-house media through emails and newsletters, and highlighted vehicles and fuel at…

Oil Lobby Had Hand in House Lawmakers’ Anti-Ethanol Note to EPA
November 9, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

…n be safely blended into gasoline has been made repeatedly by the oil industry. The echo in the letter wasn’t a coincidence: A lobbyist for refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp. was listed as an author of early drafts of what was distributed to lawmakers for them to sign on. … “It’s not hard to see the oil industry’s fingerprints all over this campaign,” said Brooke Coleman, the executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council,…

Students, Prep Your Entries for Planet Forward Storyfest 2016!
October 27, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

…riginal work, produced by you (see note below about Team Entries). Any data points, facts or claims must be backed and cited through reliable sources. Team entries: While team members may be recognized, awards/prizes will be distributed to the official submitter. Submissions to Planet Forward Storyfest can be original material created for the contest OR items created for classes, student media, other contests, etc., so long as it is new content…

Building Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Portfolios
October 26, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Rajdeep Golecha (Biomass Magazine) The amount of risk in supply variation a biorefinery is willing to accept will depend on its fundamental business strategy, and the amount of premium they are willing to pay to reduce risks associated with biomass supply variation … In the U.S., corn stover is one of the largest sources of agricultural residue for cellulosic biofuel production. Studies have found that cellulosic biomass, such as corn…

Biodico Presents Results of Five-Year Biofuel Study to Navy, Energy Commission and Governor’s Office
October 23, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

…tion’s strategic energy reserves and fuel production. That vulnerability is one of the major reasons why we have had a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Biodico since 2002, to develop a network of regional, distributed renewable fuels and energy facilities ‘inside the fence’ giving the DOD immediate access to both fuel and energy,” said Kyle Lawrence of the Environmental Security Department at NAVFAC EXWC. The tour included a…

Setting the Renewable Energy Policy Agenda: Insights from ACORE’s 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum
October 20, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

…attract capital, yet renewable energy policies right now, especially at the federal level, are anything but consistent and clear.  State policies continue to have an important influence on deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation, as well as on how the grid can adapt to accommodate this new generation. The theme of policy consistency was particularly salient. As with mature, conventional energy resources, which continue to…

Volvo Trucks Underlines Its Commitment to HVO
October 7, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

…’t get any tank deposits or filter blocking.” Despite these differences, the fact it is “almost identical” to traditional diesel gives HVO “a very big advantage,” he continues. Because of its inherent properties, “HVO can be distributed using the existing diesel fuelling station network. There is no need for a separate infrastructure, and the fuels can even be mixed freely together.” When considering other alternative fuels like natural gas…

100% Renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle
September 16, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Since introducing PlantBottle packaging – the first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants – Coca-Cola has distributed more than 25 billion of the bottles to thirsty consumers in 37 countries. The breakthrough technology also has helped catalyze a movement to redirect the entire polyester fiber and plastic resin industry toward a renewable future. PlantBottle packaging now accounts for…

Is U.S. Commitment to Renewable Fuels Waning?
September 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

…novation from the renewable energy sector. We are on the cusp of being able to generate energy from discarded corn cobs, husks and stalks and companies have invested millions of dollars to produce next-generation ethanol. But the EPA’s proposed rollback would send a halting message of uncertainty to the industry. Beyond being clean-burning and more efficient, gas prices would be less steep if higher blends of ethanol were widely…

California Takes the Lead on Climate Policy
September 9, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

…andate could be met. … For California, the key will be the rapid development of the electric car. This will require advances in battery technology and widespread investment in the infrastructure of renewable energy and distributed generation of energy. Micro-grids and smart-grids will be needed to modernize the energy system and make it more receptive to renewable energy and more efficient when transmitting energy. State-wide installation…

IEA Bioenergy Newsletter Features New Zealand Biofuel Prospects
September 4, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

…group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels, recently released its latest newsletter, featuring an update on opportunities for biofuels in New Zealand. Newsletter Issue No. 40 distributed by Task 39 includes a feature article on New Zealand authored by Ian Suckling, Task 39 New Zealand member, and various other contributors. … There are also significant exports of unrefined crude oil, or 30…

From Guest Blogger Auvisa.org: Mallow-Biofuel–Diesel from a Tough Wildflower
September 3, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by by msemmawhite (Auvisa.org/2GreenEnergy) … Biodiesel can be truly green when it’s produced and distributed locally and grown efficiently without extensive use of pesticides and fertilizers. An even better option would be a crop that also can improve marginal land and produce useful products in addition to fuel. That’s where the seashore mallow comes in. A perennial wildflower that thrives in brackish coastal regions, Kosteletzkya…

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You
September 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

…ch has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, biogas, and…

International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC
August 19, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC

…beverage processors Managers of institutional food waste Animal processing facility managers Growers and cooperative board members Crop technology experts Livestock and poultry owner/operators Forestry managers Wood waste handlers Saw mill operators Pulp and paper manufacturing managers Logging operation operators Wood processing operators Pelleting operations managers Utility executives and managers Power, distributed power and district energy…

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy
August 19, 2015 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

…’s priorities for the 2015-16 legislation session include: Extending the State’s Energy and Climate Goals: Provide businesses with regulatory certainty beyond 2020 Open and expand markets for renewable, clean and distributed resources, including technologies that have emerged since passage of AB 32 Address the state’s ongoing energy and water supply challenges Investing Cap and Trade Revenue to Achieve Maximum Economic and…

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 18, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

…native for powering city buses, for example. For distributors NEXBTL renewable diesel is not only fully compatible with existing engines, but also the existing fuel distribution infrastructure. The product can be blended and distributed within the existing diesel infrastructure; all the way from the refinery to service stations and end-users. With no blending limits, NEXBTL renewable diesel is a cost-efficient solution and enables flexible…

North Set to Be Biofuel Capital
August 17, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Charlie Peel (Townsville Bulletin) Up to 30 mini biofuel plants could be rolled out across North Queensland as part of an ambitious plan to make the region Australia’s renewable fuel capital. The centrepiece of the project would be a $150 million refinery built near Townsville, which would turn oil produced by the smaller plants into fuel to power ships, planes and mining machinery. The consortium behind the project – Sister City Partners…

E-Fan Cross-Channel Flight Could Herald a Green Future for Hybrid-Electric Passenger Aircraft
August 5, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

…opulsion (DEAP) project, which started in 2012, is exploring innovative technologies that will enable improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust gas and noise emissions. Compared to engines on existing commercial airliners, a distributed propulsion system will require a much higher level of integration with the airframe design than that of today’s aircraft. The concept involves a number of electrically-powered fans – six are being considered as a…

Southeastern Biomass Interactive Mapping Service
August 4, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

…urces and the competitors who use these resources in the southeast US. It allows users to spatially examine feedstock, competitors for feedstock and the infrastructure for moving feedstock and how they are interconnected and distributed across the landscape. Currently users can examine nearby wood-using facilities around any given point placed on the map. We are currently looking for individuals to test the site and provide eedback. It is a work…

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man. But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices. Who’s in the lead? Where, why — and when will there be commercial-scale plants? … In pyrolysis, the biomass is…

Climate Deniers Uncovered
August 3, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

…ort for in-depth information on each of the seven dossiers. … Indeed, one of the key documents highlighted in the deception dossiers is a 1995 internal memo written by a team headed by a Mobil Corporation scientist and distributed to many major fossil fuel companies. The internal report warned unequivocally that burning the companies’ products was causing climate change and that the relevant science “is well established and…

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour
July 29, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Aston University) Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM technology, developed in the UK by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University. Using this intermediate pyrolysis process, the tests are determining the potential of different…

DOE Seeks Nominations for Biomass Advisory Committee
July 20, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

…ides guidance with respect to the Biomass R&D Initiative and priority technical biomass R&D needs and makes written recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board. Recommendations relate to whether initiative funds are distributed and used consistent with stated objectives, whether solicitations are open and competitive with awards made annually, whether objectives and evaluation criteria of the solicitations are clear, and whether the…

Research and Markets: Next Generation Biofuels Market 2015 – In-Depth Analysis of 90 Major Players Including Abengoa, Verenium, BP Plc., BASF, Shell & Iogen
July 7, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

…e wood ethanol market in Canada in a case study, along with various topics related to next generation biofuels such as the life cycle analysis of biofuels, production of green diesel and jet fuel range alkanes, production of distributed biofuels with fast pyrolysis, as well as an overview of first and second generation biofuels and feedstock and conversion processes. This report on Next Generation Biofuels is a complete guide for investors as…

Why Such a Struggle to Advance Renewable Fuels?: The (Non-Cooperative) Games People Play
July 6, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

…well, it’s reality. It’s non-sensical but not in the same way that unicorns are. … How about President Obama’s EPA backing away from the Renewable Fuel Standard because they lack confidence that renewable fuels can be distributed in the originally targeted volumes. Yet, the Administration is pushing electric cars via $7,500 tax credits when re-charging infrastructure is hard to find and connects, if you find it, to a grid mainly powered…

Ethanol for All, And Then Some
July 2, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

…ip formed by Green Plains (NASDAQ: GPRE) — the nation’s fourth largest ethanol producer — to provide ethanol and fuel storage, terminal and transportation services for the 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol per year marketed and distributed by its parent. Compounding the aforementioned risks of volatility tied to fuel prices, grain prices and government policy, this first-of-a-kind MLP is also running an additional risk of an adverse tax ruling by…

Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 2, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

…has said, it make no sense to wait for ‘Never –will –Happen Big Power Plant’ with inhibitive CAPEX and Investment trying to make financial case for ROI while thousands of small institutions are pushing successful small scale distributed electricity and mini grids across the world under the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The Global Alliance for Clean CookStoves has been Supporting Effort and activities across the world….

4 Minutes with… Michael R. Schuppenhauer, Ph.D. President & CEO, Farmatic
July 2, 2015 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

…of complex substrates. … All is well that ends well – if it isn’t well, it is not the end, yet. READ MORE…

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves
June 29, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

…, Poet donated 12,000 gallons of ethanol, shipping two loads from its production site in Jewell, Iowa, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The first rollout of stoves and fuel began earlier this year. A couple hundred stoves have been distributed so far. … “We found that in Haiti, people were spending 56 cents to cook one meal because of the fuel cost,” Luceno says. “It’s our hope that with ethanol, they’ll be able to cook more meals with the same…

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches
May 21, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

…renewable energy. All types of bioenergy projects are being promoted including: 1) Renewable biomass for clean cooking solutions; 2) On-farm bioenergy production to boost agricultural yield and reduce post-harvest losses; 3) Distributed electricity production using sustainable biomass from forestry and agriculture co-products; 4) Electricity and fuels from municipal solid waste (MSW); 5) Cellulosic ethanol for clean cooking and transportation;…

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative
May 20, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

…evelopment and deployment. All types of bioenergy projects are being promoted, including renewable biomass for clean cooking solutions; on-farm bioenergy production to boost agricultural yield and reduce post-harvest losses; distributed electricity production using sustainable biomass from forestry and agriculture coproducts; electricity and fuels from municipal solid waste (MSW); cellulosic ethanol for clean cooking and transportation; and…

Low Carbon Transport on the Move: What’s up in Australia?
May 15, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

…rbonizing the electricity grid in Australia Bruce Godfrey raised eyebrows with a sobering assessment of the options and realities in improving Australia’s grid emissions, but offered optimism with respect to opportunities in distributed power generation. … “Another important question? For sure, EVs and Fuel Cell’s have no tailpipe emissions, but beware, the greenness depends on the carbon intensity of your grid. … According to…

Renmatix Acquires Mascoma Demonstration Plant in New York
May 6, 2015 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Another step towards commercial scale, aimed at “secure supply” of cellulose-lignin solids for Renmatix’ Georgia facility Renmatix announced that it has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma corporation’s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, NY. The new Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF) is dedicated to the first step in conversion to cellulosic sugar (from different types of biomass…

The Catalyst That Refused To Die
April 24, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge. The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired from the ring. Next stop, 4000 hours? In Ohio, we hear from Battelle that they have succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio oil hydrotreatment on a…

“Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals” — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA
April 24, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
“Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals”  — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA

…ed throughout to put the transformation towards a sustainable supply chain in perspective. Besides the production of traditional biofuels, biomass feedstocks can also be pyrolyzed and upgraded to produce fuel blendstocks for centralized refineries where they are converted to “green gasoline”. Fast pyrolysis of biomass is a promising way to densify the carbon content; however, the liquid produced is corrosive, highly reactive, and not suitable…

High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Biomass by in vitro Metabolic Engineering: Mixed Sugars Coutilization and Kinetic Modeling
April 13, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

…mbined into artificial enzymatic pathways and a high yield from both glucose and xylose to hydrogen was achieved. Also, gaseous hydrogen can be separated from aqueous substrates easily, greatly decreasing product separation costs, and avoid reconcentrating sugar solutions. This study describes high-yield enzymatic hydrogen production from biomass sugars and an engineered reaction rate increase achieved through the use of kinetic modeling….

Corn Husks a Promising Source of Renewable Fuel
April 7, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

…d hydrogen-powered vehicles, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. “We have demonstrated the most important step toward a hydrogen economy — producing distributed and affordable green hydrogen from local biomass resources,” said study co-author Percival Zhang, a professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. The study was led by Joe…

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators
April 6, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

…rce and energy efficiency: Technologies that encourage energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes, with a focus on industrial water use efficiency. Clean energy: Technologies that enable clean energy production, distributed power generation and energy storage as well as technologies related to carbon capture and storage, integrated energy systems, and biorefinery/biochemical production. Northern and remote communities: Innovative…

Algae from Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer
March 26, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

…d I know firsthand the needs of small-scale farmers, as well as the problems posed by algal blooms,” says John B. Miller, Ph.D. “But I am also a chemist, so I see an upside with algae.” … Large-scale, centralized “algal turf scrubber” operations in Florida and elsewhere are getting underway and are growing natural communities of periphytic or attached algae for biofuel production. Miller is building on this…

Report: Advanced Energy is a Nearly $1.3 Trillion Global Industry, as Big as Apparel and Almost Four Times Semiconductors Worldwide
March 10, 2015 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

…ficiency is a critical and important growth sector because the outcomes including reduced operating costs, reduced energy costs, greater reliability and resilience are in high demand.” “The rapid proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources, growing adoption of customer efficiency measures and increasing diversification of customer demand, have highlighted the need for a more flexible and agile distribution grid,” said Naimish…

Yes, We Can Live Well and Avoid Climate Disaster, Says UK Government
February 6, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

…rding to country. So although the tool shows that global average diet, transport use and household appliance use can rise to levels consistent with a good lifestyle by 2050, it does not specify how this consumption should be distributed by country (for example, whether the richest should reduce their consumption). These are questions of a political nature and beyond the scope of the Global Calculator. However, the Global Calculator does…

Vilsack Heads “Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” Poll for 2015
February 6, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

…Cesar Maciel Ramundo, BNDES’ Industrial Director; and Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy. This year, the Digest recognized a complete Top 125 for the first time, in recognition of the large number of write-in votes and the distributed nature of the voting, in which more than 350 individuals received votes in the poll. “For the fifth year in a row, readers overwhelmingly identified US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as the most significant…

“Faces” Debuts: New Original Series on the Advanced Bioeconomy
February 6, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

…lly Morse, Algenol CEO Paul Woods, Liquid Light CEO Kyle Teamey, and Rivertop Renewables CEO Mike Knauf. Streaming or downloading episodes Faces is available free for download or streaming at this time, and will initially be distributed via biofuelsdigest.com and our You Tube channel. … Later in the year, we’ll debut two more original series: “Places”, a documentary-style program that takes you inside the labs and project sites of the…

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?
February 6, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted at a single location” asks Antoine Schellinger, VP of Strategy and Technology at Triten IAG. Should a regulatory burden for tracking RINs be increased so that the financing risk burden can be reduced for investors? A memorable article on the challenges within and the future direction of the Renewable Fuel Standard…

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector
December 30, 2014 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press) The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant would purchase $26 million worth of farm commodities from Idaho farmers each year. He also says it would be the first of several such facilities in the region. … A group of local citizens trying to stop the facility is concerned about the impacts of the proposed ethanol part of the project. A public hearing on…

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
December 3, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

…of North Haverhill, N.H., a producer of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil, received $8,655. The company produced almost 1.8 million gallons of biodiesel from almost 2 million gallons of waste vegetable oil. The biodiesel is distributed throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, LLC of Phillipsburg, Kan., produced 6.9 million gallons of ethanol from almost 2.6 million bushels of sorghum and received $18,128. View the list…

Big Oil to Ethanol: Build Your Own Dang Distribution, If You Think E85 Has Blend-Wall Busting Potential
February 20, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

…y line. In Brazil, we have seen that 40 percent of the market will choose ethanol when the prices are at parity. Now, one of the problems we have is that, although we have 14.6 million flex fuel vehicles they are most widely distributed in Texas, California, and Florida — wheras the vast majority of E85 ethanol is distributed in the Midwest. … RIN prices increase the cost of producing gasoline, and incentivize producers to reduce the…

XTRM Announces Mobile Cannabis/Hemp To Biodiesel Unit
February 7, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Baystreet.CA/AccessWire) Extreme Biodiesel, Inc. (PINK:XTRM) today announced that the Company wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just completed assembly of its first Mobile Hemp To Biodiesel Production Unit. XTRM Cannabis Ventures will begin marketing and posting specs for the Mobile Hemp to Biodiesel unit shortly on its new website being constructed at http://xtrmcannabisventures.com. … A problem for the biofuel industry…

Vilsack; POET, LanzaTech, Beta Renewables, Genomatica, DuPont, Solazyme, KiOR, Raizen, REG Execs Win Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy poll for 2013-14
December 31, 2013 – 10:58 am | No Comment

…le Fuels Association chief Bob Dinneen; and DuPont Industrial Biosciences chief Jim Collins. This year, the Digest recognized a complete Top 300 for the first time, in recognition of the vast number of write-in votes and the distributed nature of the voting, in which more than 400 individuals received votes in the poll. READ MORE The Complete Top 100 Poll; PLUS, the complete Top 300. Editor’s note: Advanced Biofuels USA executive director…

Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels
December 26, 2013 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian) If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce? Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a consortium of five universities, joined by research labs across the Northern Rockies, is looking for ways to turn that mass of dead timber into a carbon-neutral fuel source. Known as the Bioenergy…

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico DEADLINE: February 14, 2014
November 19, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico   DEADLINE:  February 14, 2014

…ic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you. Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference. Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the abstract CD which will be distributed to all registered conference participants. Deadline:…

Rebalancing Clean Energy Debate, ACORE Launches EnergyFactCheck.org, @EnergyFactCheck
August 9, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

…w.EnergyFactCheck.org) and a Twitter feed (@EnergyFactCheck) will be real-time resources for reporters, policy makers and members of the public engaged in the energy debate. The site and Twitter feed represent the first-ever centralized and regularly updated platform for facts and data on every major renewable energy industry, as well as fact-based answers to major controversies. Admiral McGinn noted that ACORE chose to launch…

Investment Shift for Algae Biofuels, Market to Grow 43.1% Annually Through 2015: SBI Bulletin
July 31, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

…ill lead the market to $1.6 billion in 2015. Investment into algae biofuels is shifting as government grants, which were a major funding source in 2009 when over $100 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy was distributed, is being replaced by strategic partnerships and slowly growing internal company revenues. According to the Bulletin, strategic partnerships include a range of industry sectors such as oil & gas, biofuels…

REAP Funding Announced for Blender, Flex-Fuel Pump Projects
July 17, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

…EAP) awards announced by the USDA June 25, four were for blender pumps or flex fuel pumps. In all, projects in Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Dakota received a total of $112,214 in funding out of more than $6.9 million distributed. They are: * ATJ Corp., $15,551, blender pump, Florida * Down to Earth Retail #1/Rick Huszagh, $29,927, blender pump, Georgia * Hometown Fuel Inc., $59,040, blender pumps, Missouri * Martins Inc., $7,696,…

Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report Now Available
July 4, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

…tablish centralized testing of candidate unleaded fuels which would generate standardized qualification and certification data. Establish a solicitation and selection process for candidate unleaded aviation gasolines for the centralized testing program. Establish a centralized certification office to support unleaded aviation gasoline projects. Establish a collaborative industry- government initiative called the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative…