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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-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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1st Annual Inside Passage Decarbonization Project’s Solution Summit — March 10, 2018 — Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
February 20, 2018 – 2:48 pm | No Comment
1st Annual Inside Passage Decarbonization Project’s Solution Summit   —   March 10, 2018   —   Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada

The 1st annual Inside Passage Decarbonization Project’s Solution Summit will be held at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce from 9-4 on Saturday, March 10th.  The highly-participatory day of the summit will include an overview of the IPDP …

United Adds Additional Aircrafts for Fuel Efficiency
February 20, 2018 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Hermes (Environmental Leader)  United Airlines has added more fuel efficient aircrafts to its domestic flight schedules, which will begin flying between Houston and five cities beginning in June.

United also uses biofuels to reduce traditional …

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Supports Domestic Biofuels
February 20, 2018 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Christiana Mayer (East Oregonian)  We are continually bombarded with news about new oil drilling and fracking, but that’s not the only solution for domestic fuel production or the only path toward loosening OPEC and Russia’s …

Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee
February 20, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, Feb. 20. The …

Indiana Farm Leaders on Importance of NAFTA
February 20, 2018 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … “There are a lot of positives of NAFTA as it relates to agriculture in Indiana; and all throughout the value chain and economy we would feel the impact should …

EU Commission Reopens US Ethanol Antidumping Case; Extends Duty for 15 Months
February 20, 2018 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  The European Commission announced Tuesday it will initiate an expiry review of the antidumping duty against US fuel ethanol imports, with the duty staying in the place for another 15 months while …

Fungal Enzymes Could Hold Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood
February 20, 2018 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of York)  An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of …

More Biodiesel Kiosks to Be Rolled out
February 20, 2018 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(China Daily)  The Shanghai municipal government is planning to increase the number of biodiesel fueling stations in the city from the current 21 to 200 by the end of this year, said Xu Kunlin, vice-mayor of …

Royal Vopak: Expansion of the Vopak Tank Terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta – Indonesia
February 20, 2018 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Vopak)  Today  (February 16, 2018) Royal Vopak announces the expansion with 100.000 cbm for the storage of gasoline and biofuels of the PT Jakarta Tank Terminal (JTT), a joint venture company in Indonesia between Royal Vopak …

ABLC GLOBAL 2018 — November 6-9, 2018 — San Francisco, CA
February 20, 2018 – 12:32 pm | No Comment
ABLC GLOBAL 2018   —   November 6-9, 2018   —   San Francisco, CA

SAVE THE DATE   ABLC GLOBAL 2018 (Known previously as ABLC NEXT) will take place November 6-9, 2018 at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco CA.

Refiner Goes Belly-up after Big Payouts to Carlyle Group
February 20, 2018 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload.
Although little oil flowed, plenty of …

Second Front in the Yeast Wars: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Cellulosic Tolerance in Yeast
February 20, 2018 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering some important movements in the design and performance of yeast in recent weeks, including the arrival of Novozymes’ Innova drive strains. Most of the activity has been focused …

Hot Spots Around the World: Who’s Adding What, Where in Biofuels
February 20, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South America —  In Brazil, ICM has completed startup and commissioning of the FS Bioenergia dry-mill corn ethanol plant. 

The driver for corn ethanol in Brazil? In part, the country’s new RenovaBio policy, …

Be Ready for B20 Workshop Series — March 5 through March 21, 2018 — Various locations, Minnesota
February 19, 2018 – 7:59 pm | No Comment
Be Ready for B20 Workshop Series   —  March 5 through March 21, 2018   —   Various locations, Minnesota

Many would say the 2014 implementation of 10 percent biodiesel blends in diesel fuel in Minnesota was a success. The Diesel Hotline didn’t receive any major calls about biodiesel, and testing by officials with the …

WEBINAR: Forestry Management and Biochar — February 26, 2018
February 19, 2018 – 7:47 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Forestry Management and Biochar   —    February 26, 2018

Maintaining and restoring forests while also reducing hazards can result in significant amounts of biomass.  Introducing biochar production in lieu of burning slash piles can offer both economic and environmental benefits.  Three researchers from the …

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Biomass Conference and International Biogas Conference — October 10-11, 2018 — Berlin, Germany DEADLINE: uncertain
February 19, 2018 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

We’d like to invite companies interested in presenting at this year’s conference to send us their submissions  READ MORE

Change for Climate Solutions Showcase and EPCOR Stage — March 5-7, 2018 — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
February 19, 2018 – 7:23 pm | No Comment
Change for Climate Solutions Showcase and EPCOR Stage   —   March 5-7, 2018   —   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

From March 5-7, this free public stage will offer more than 20 presentations, performances and films on the current state of climate science.
Running in parallel with the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, EPCOR and …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 14-17, 2018 — The Woodlands, TX DEADLINE: March 14, 2018
February 19, 2018 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Algae Biomass Summit — October 14-17, 2018 — The Woodlands, TX     DEADLINE:  March 14, 2018

The Summit is the algae industry’s premier event, where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: USBI Biochar 2018 — August 20-23, 2018 — Wilmington, DE DEADLINE: March 1, 2018
February 19, 2018 – 6:57 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: USBI Biochar 2018 — August 20-23, 2018 — Wilmington, DE   DEADLINE:  March 1, 2018

USBI Biochar 2018 is the largest event in North America dedicated to advancing the sustainable production and use of biochar through scientific and engineering research, policy development, field practice, and technology transfer. This year’s theme: …

Don’t Overlook Ethanol In Clean Car Future
February 19, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by John Herath (Ag Pro)  As the United States looks to craft a clean fuel future for transportation, biofuels should not be lost behind electric vehicles according to Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association.
“To say that …

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel
February 19, 2018 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as to the contribution of the …

Electric Vehicles Have the Attention of the Ethanol Industry
February 19, 2018 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says while electric cars are probably ten years away from becoming a “meaningful reality”, it’s a trend the ethanol industry needs to discuss.
“Electric …

Expected Drop in Farm Income Highlights Need for Biofuels, RFS
February 19, 2018 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s February 2018 Farm Income Forecast predicts net farm income will decline by or 6.7 percent this year. According to Growth Energy, the expected drop underscores the need for …

Sustainable Biofuels Important Clean Mobility Solution – New Study Highlights
February 19, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy International)  Sustainable biofuels are among the best solutions available for decarbonising transport and mitigating climate change, according to a new study. Published as the EU begins trilogue negotiations its renewable energy policy for the 2020-2030 …

U.S. Air Force Demonstrating Hydrogen as Alternative Fuel Source
February 19, 2018 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by J. Brian Garmon (FuelCellsWorks)  The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s …

WEBINAR: Growing E15 Adoption with Growth Energy — March 1, 2018
February 19, 2018 – 4:57 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Growing E15 Adoption with Growth Energy   —   March 1, 2018

Consumers and retailers are embracing E15 and consumption is growing where it’s available, thanks to the work of Growth Energy and its leading retail partners, like Kwik Trip.
Join the conversation with Growth Energy during this …

IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Join Forces to Foster Energy Transition ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​in the Commercial Vehicles Industry with Green Finance Schemes.
February 19, 2018 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(IVECO)  IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have joined forces to help transport operators to renew their fleets with more environmentally friendly commercial vehicles: the purchasers of IVECO vehicles featuring its Natural Power technology, which …

New Biodiesel Foundation Scholarship Honors Calabotta DEADLINE: March 31, 2018
February 19, 2018 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The National Biodiesel Foundation‘s new Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant offers up to $2,000 to full-time students who are interested in science, research and biodiesel sustainability. Calabotta was director of Monsanto’s Bioenergy …

US Biofuels Centre Shifts Focus to Second Gen Products
February 19, 2018 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is moving from the development of crop-based ethanol to creating fuels and chemicals that are fungible with their petroleum-based …

Biodiesel Love in the Air at Iowa’s Capitol
February 19, 2018 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Members and supporters of the Iowa Biodiesel Board wore “I heart biodiesel” pins as they met with state legislators and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday for the annual Biodiesel Day on the Hill. …

American Ethanol Driver Wins Daytona 500
February 19, 2018 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  History was made Sunday when the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress drove Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famous No. 3 Chevrolet across the finish line of the Daytona 500, 20 …

S. African Biofuel Plan May Boost Sorghum Sixfold, Grain Says
February 19, 2018 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Carli Lourens (Bloomberg)  South Africa’s proposed mandatory blending of biofuels with gasoline and diesel may signal the start of a biofuels industry and boost sorghum output sixfold, an economist at the farmers’ body Grain SA said.
The …

Advanced Biofuels Conference — September 18-20, 2018 — Gothenburg, Sweden
February 19, 2018 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Advanced Biofuels Conference   —   September 18-20, 2018   —   Gothenburg, Sweden

New technologies are coming, new plants are being built – biofuels are taxiing for take-off!

There is an increasing international interest in governing the policy on biofuels. The EU will decide upon a new Renewable Energy …

Youth Convening Minnesota
February 19, 2018 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Climate Generation) Youth Convening Minnesota (YCM) is an opportunity for high school youth to learn about climate change and gain the leadership skills needed to convene their local community on climate change and inspire solutions.
YCM …

The Wisdom of Thumper
February 19, 2018 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol) ACE’s Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission.

It’s reasonable to want to tear the letter apart and …

Ambitious Policies Position Canadian Biofuels for Growth
February 19, 2018 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Grey (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Canada)  The story of the Canadian biofuels sector is remarkable. From its infancy, the industry has continued to drive Canada’s circular economy, supporting the agricultural sector while continually creating …

Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook
February 19, 2018 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s not every day that scientists stumble upon novel ways to make biofuel, but that’s exactly what Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have done by discovering that a simple catalyst …

NREL Looking for Help with Biorefineries Survey
February 19, 2018 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, DC, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is asking for help in gathering information to better understand the existing and next generation biofuel industry and its contributions to the local, …

Unilever and PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) Reach Agreement to Accelerate Production of Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia
February 19, 2018 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Unilever)  Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil according …

Hotties: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Thermophiles for Syngas-to-Fuels
February 19, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a Kiverdi-led project to develop microbial biocatalysts to convert syngas into monoterpenes.
Syngas feedstocks are relatively inexpensive and diverse, and thermophiles have several unique advantages; …

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem Turns Trash to Cash
February 19, 2018 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for …

2nd Edition of Global Summit on Renewable Energy & Emerging Technologies — October 5-6, 2018 — Barcelona, Spain
February 19, 2018 – 12:29 pm | No Comment
2nd Edition of Global Summit on  Renewable Energy & Emerging Technologies   —   October 5-6, 2018   —   Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage spread throughout the corners. Experience the core the renewable energy as never before. EuroScicon is proud to host the 2nd Edition of Global Summit …

GLOBE Forum 2018 — March 14-16, 2018 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
February 17, 2018 – 2:55 pm | No Comment
GLOBE Forum 2018   —    March 14-16, 2018   —   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

GLOBE Forum brings together business and all levels of government from North America and beyond to accelerate the shift to a sustainable, clean economy.
Over the last 28 years, GLOBE Forum events have attracted over 170,000 …

US Ethanol Export Sales Effort IBP ‘Rousing Success’ at RFA Event
February 17, 2018 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The meetings were scheduled as part of the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major …

Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan
February 17, 2018 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and …

U.S. Senator’s Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance
February 17, 2018 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, reducing chances of a reboot to the controversial regulations, sources familiar with the matter said.
The …

2018 Toast to Clearing the Air — March 7, 2018 — Sacramento, CA
February 16, 2018 – 11:11 pm | No Comment
2018 Toast to Clearing the Air   —   March 7, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

Air Quality & Climate Change: What now, California?  Join the Coalition for Clean Air for one of Sacramento’s signature events. Attend this event to see and bee seen among California’s elector, regulatory and environmental leaders and …

Analysis: RIN Prices of ‘Just a Few Cents’ are Coming—Without Changes to RFS
February 16, 2018 – 10:31 pm | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from the University of Illinois shows that the conditions that caused high conventional biofuel (D6) RIN prices are changing rapidly and that “…it is not out of the realm …

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector
February 16, 2018 – 9:38 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.
Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that the forecasts in the recently released …

Now Accepting Entries: Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018 DEADLINE: February 23, 2018
February 16, 2018 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

Innovation is at the heart of our Bio-Based World Community from our news portal and Quarterly magazine, to our social media and our flagship event. For us innovation takes many forms and we will once again …

Ethanol Blog Biofuels Groups Tell Pruitt Not to Forget Cellulosic Ethanol from Fiber
February 16, 2018 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer) Ethanol industry group have been asking, yet getting little feedback from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on an overlooked aspect of the Renewable Fuel Standard: the production of cellulosic …

EPA RIN Market Data Poor: CFTC Can’t Draw Conclusion on RIN Market Based on EPA Data Provided
February 16, 2018 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission told senators Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t been able to provide the CFTC with enough quality data on the biofuels …

One Big Problem with Recycling and Biofuel
February 16, 2018 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Karolinska Institutet)  Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a quick and non-destructive method to map the carbohydrates of plant matter. By making composition analysis more easy and accessible, this method will help to understand where inefficiencies …

Petrobras Considers Producing Biodiesel from Microalgae
February 16, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Agencia Brasil/South America Times)  Petrobras has been working on the development of pioneering technology for the production of biodiesel from microalgae-an alternative to oil-derived fuels used in cars or any other diesel-powered vehicles.
In an interview granted …

RSB African Aviation Biofuel Summit — March 20, 2018 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
February 16, 2018 – 11:00 am | No Comment
RSB African Aviation Biofuel Summit   —   March 20, 2018   —   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In a first for the continent, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this not-to-be-missed summit will bring together local, regional …

Biotechnology Scale-up Hacks
February 16, 2018 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  Not enough time or money to scale-up following the traditional rules of advanced biotechnology (10:1 scale-up factor, 1,000 hours of integrated pilot/demo operation, etc)? Welcome to the reality of …

Big Algae Chases Omega-3 Dominance: DSM, Evonik Enderway on $200M Algae Project in Nebraska
February 16, 2018 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
February 16, 2018 – 9:47 am | No Comment

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based methodology for CO2 transportation emission reduction, Bob Kozak advised, “(I)f anyone asks what will be …

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases
February 15, 2018 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant issue since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Besides the …

Oman Perfect to Collect Algae for Biofuel Synthesis: Experts
February 15, 2018 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Maqsood Maniyar (Times of Oman)  Oman has a great potential to provide algae for synthesis of biofuel, observers in the field of biology have stated. The Sultanate, with its wadis and seas, is an excellent source …

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 …

API Urges EPA Not to Exempt Small Refiners from US Biofuel Mandate
February 15, 2018 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The American Petroleum Institute has come out against a campaign by small refineries to avoid their obligations under the US biofuel mandate, according to a letter released Tuesday. 
More than two dozen refineries …

New DOE Study: Ethanol Among Best Options for Future Engine Efficiency Improvements and Emissions Reduction
February 15, 2018 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today hailed the release of two studies by the Department of Energy that find ethanol-based high octane fuels can deliver substantial fuel economy improvements and emissions reductions when …

Analysis Finds U.S. Ethanol Industry Making ‘Significant Contribution to the Economy’
February 15, 2018 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The study, released today by the …

Making It Count: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry
February 15, 2018 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) is a joint core research and development activity among five national laboratories that has been created to utilize unique DOE computational modeling facilities …

Vive le ROI: Has Sylvatex Uncovered a Gold Mine in Renewable Fuels?
February 15, 2018 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the purest, high-yield financial plays we have ever seen in the energy business is possibly emerging, one that could put fracking returns to shame. Vive le ROI. And Vive le IRR and DCF, while …

‘Hundreds of Jobs’ to Come with New NQ Project
February 14, 2018 – 11:06 pm | No Comment

by Morgan Oss (The Chronicle)  Hundreds of jobs could soon be up for grabs in North Queensland, with work due to begin within three months on the world-class bioethanol facility planned at Pentland.
Renewable Developments Australia (RDA) …

Air Liquide Opens a Unique CO2 Recovery Plant in Johnstown, ON
February 14, 2018 – 10:42 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide invested over $30 million these past two years to build this new facility and enhance its bulk distribution fleet in Ontario and Quebec.
Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, …

Better, Faster, Cheaper Bio-Oil: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fractionation and Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-Oil
February 14, 2018 – 10:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of bio-oil production, current technologies have low carbon retention in fuel range and high hydrogen consumption. The DOE is supporting a project led by Daniel Resasco at the …

A Million Minds in the Advanced Bioeconomy
February 14, 2018 – 10:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two of our most popular editorial features return today in their 2018 livery— the corporate 5-Minute Guides and the “4 Minutes with…” series that introduces you to some of the Million Minds …

Gene Improves Plant Growth and Conversion to Biofuels
February 14, 2018 – 10:18 pm | No Comment

(University of Georgia/Biomass Magazine)  A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted …

Organic Power to Install 2 MW AD Plant in Puerto Rico
February 14, 2018 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Organic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational in mid-2018, the facility is …

Connecticut Seeks Proposals for AD, Wind, Fuel Cell Projects
February 14, 2018 – 9:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion, offshore wind …

Pruitt Commits to Creating Regulatory Certainty for Biomass
February 14, 2018 – 9:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Feb. 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with members of the  forest products industry and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu to discuss a range of environmental issues. Pruitt also …

6th Fats, Oils and Grease Conference & Training — April 17-19, 2018 — Valdosta, GA
February 14, 2018 – 8:31 pm | No Comment
6th Fats, Oils and Grease Conference & Training   —   April 17-19, 2018   —   Valdosta, GA

On behalf of the Southeastern F.O.G Alliance we would like to invite you to attend our 6th Fats, Oils and Grease Conference & Training.  This  is the only one of its kind in the south …

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Rolls out Biomethane Shuttle Buses
February 14, 2018 – 8:16 pm | No Comment

(VINCI Airports/NGV Journal) As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is launching of a fleet of biogas-powered shuttle vehicles and creating an agricultural club.
A fleet of seven shuttles, running exclusively …

Environmental and Energy Law Program at Vermont Law School (Fellowship Application Deadline: May 1)
February 14, 2018 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(Vermont Law School)  SHAPE ENERGY POLICY–Learn how to use the law to shape policies that encourage energy efficiency, advance renewable energy, and promote energy security and justice.
The legal system will critically affect how humanity meets 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 …

Interested in Financial Feasibility Studies? Try University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Offers Experiential Finance Career Academy
February 14, 2018 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(University of Iowa Our philosophy is simple:  the technologies that will save the planet are being developed, but they’ll only be deployed in sufficient scale to make a difference if they are financially viable.   The …

Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance Has Classes in Nice and Berlin
February 14, 2018 – 10:17 am | No Comment

Understanding the complexity of current energy transformation in Europe and worlwide
1 language (English)
2 places (Nice and Berlin)
A one-year programme (three terms: October-June)
60 ECTS
A unique programme – at the crossroads of theory and practice
The Master in …

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar
February 13, 2018 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Technical University of Denmark)  New technology from DTU can convert milk sugar (lactose) in dairy by-products into alcohol. The newly established company behind the technology has received start-up capital from CAPNOVA.
Dairies’ production of cheese generates considerable …

NGT Notice to MoEF, Assam on NRL’s Bio-Ethanol Project
February 13, 2018 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by PTI, Guwahati (India TV)  Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) will utilise bamboo as main biomass for producing bioethanol under the project at Owguri Chapori village in Golaghat (Assam).

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by wildlife activist …

Renewable Dairy Fuels Kicks off Construction of Indiana Biogas Facility
February 13, 2018 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced that construction has begun on what the company calls the U.S.’ biggest on-farm anaerobic-digester-to-vehicle-fuel operation.
Located in Fair Oaks, Ind., the dairy …

Lignin Unchained, 3D Printable: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineered Lignin Bioplastics
February 13, 2018 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The project goal? To produce and commercialize lignin-derived, industrial-grade composites with properties including 3D printability, rivaling current petroleum-derived alternatives. That’s the project undertaken by a team led by Amit K. Naskar, …

Energy Programs Should Be Fully Funded and Enhanced in the 2018 Farm Bill
February 13, 2018 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Gilpin, Jordan Blanchard, and Cindy Thyfault (National Rural Lenders Association/Biofuels Digest)  There has been a keen focus the last few weeks for President Trump and the USDA with the release of the Task Force on Agriculture …

Trump Seeks to Cut Energy Department Loan, Research Programs
February 12, 2018 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Trump administration Monday proposed significantly slashing a handful of controversial loan and research programs at the Department of Energy (DOE).
The cuts to programs meant to help develop innovative energy technologies, …

Sunflowers One Day, Oily Stuff the Next: Pacific Biodiesel Turns Sunflower Seeds into Oil for Cooking and Massages — in Addition to Biofuel
February 12, 2018 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Melissa Tanji  (Maui News)  … Around 1,330 gallons of sunflower oil was generated from the first 14-acre field farmed by Pacific Biodiesel last year.
Company founder and President Bob King said this past week that most …

Biofuels at Sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine
February 12, 2018 – 9:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. …

What If Car Buyers Aren’t Ready for Electric Cars, Even in California?
February 12, 2018 – 9:10 am | No Comment

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  It’s accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars.
First, battery prices have to come down to the …

Environmentalists Sue The EPA Over Pollution From Biofuels
February 11, 2018 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Tim Pearce (Daily Caller)  Two environmental groups sued the Trump administration Friday over the threat that the 2018 renewable fuel volume standards pose to endangered species.
The Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network are targeting …

Biofuels Feedstock Study Supports Billion-Ton Estimate
February 11, 2018 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(South Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  Can farmers produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock? That’s the question that researchers are trying to answer, according to North Central …

Global Ethanol Market: Advancement in Production Technologies and Demand for Cleaner and Cost-Effective Fuel in Automobile Sector to Bolster Uptake, notes TMR
February 11, 2018 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(Transparency Market Research/Globe Newswire)  Global Ethanol Market could rise at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast timeframe 2017–2022 to touch a hefty valuation of US$105.0 Billion by the final forecast year 2022.  —  The global ethanol …

ABO Scores HIstoric Victory for Carbon Utilization
February 10, 2018 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for carbon captured and recycled from power plants …

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Extended
February 10, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump today, included provisions to extend a host of Alternative Fuel Tax Credits. The incentives originally expired on December 31, 2016, …

Biorefineries: Our Synthetic Biology Future
February 9, 2018 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Bob Kodrzycki (Encompass Biotech LLC/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Opportunity, such as the availability of a new feedstock or the possibility of combining technologies can lead to very interesting outcomes. …  Technology alone is usually not enough to …

Biodiesel Tax Credit Back in US Budget Deal
February 9, 2018 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the US Congress passed its budget deal, and among the items in the deal was a retroactive restoration of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit for 2017. The …

The Renewable Gas Supply Issue
February 8, 2018 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  For several years there have been significant efforts to capture and divert fugitive renewable gases toward the transportation sector where, as a replacement for diesel in heavy duty vehicles, the fuel …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: EnergyPath and EneryCamps 2018 — July 23-26, 2018 — Center Valley, PA DEADLINE: April 1, 2018
February 8, 2018 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: EnergyPath and EneryCamps 2018 — July 23-26, 2018 — Center Valley, PA   DEADLINE:  April 1, 2018

WHAT IS ENERGYPATH? Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and …

Greening Gas: Conference of the European Biogas Association Presents Emerging Technologies for European Energy Transition in a Circular Economy
February 8, 2018 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

By Dan Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Antwerp, Belgium, is known for diamonds and fine chocolates. But what shined there a couple of weeks ago was the Conference of the European Biogas Association (EBA).
In my last …

Advanced Biofuels ‘Not Yet Viable’, Industry Study Warns
February 8, 2018 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv)  Less than 1% of projected capacity for advanced biofuel production worldwide has become reality, according to ethanol industry researchers who warned policymakers against placing too much hope in the fledgling technology.
Research conducted …

American Energy Dominance Won’t Come from Turning Back the Clock
February 8, 2018 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  President Trump has pledged a theme of “energy dominance.” It’s not the first time Washington has had this thought. During the years I worked at the Senate Energy and Natural …

CBEC Exempt 5% Ethanol Blended Petrol from Additional Duty of Excise
February 8, 2018 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(Tax Guru)  Seeks to exempt 5% ethanol blended petrol from the additional duty of excise (road and infrastructure cess) levied under clause 110 of the Finance Bill 2018   READ MORE
Indian 2018 budget looks to drop …

Brazil’s Expected Rise in Ethanol Demand to Be Met by Corn-Based Fuel
February 8, 2018 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  An expected increase in ethanol demand in Brazil, boosted by the country’s economic recovery and a new programme to raise biofuel use, will initially be met by fuel produced from corn, an …

Biorefinery Asks Grand Forks County to Help It Sell $80 Million in Bonds
February 8, 2018 – 9:35 am | No Comment

by April Baumgarten  (Grand Forks Herald)  … The Grand Forks County Commission approved during a Tuesday meeting a resolution that sets the stage for a public hearing for the Red River BioRefinery bond. The $80 …

Power-to-Liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology
February 8, 2018 – 9:27 am | No Comment

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs).
SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and heat. Unlike conventional fuel cells, Sunfire …

That Was Then, This Is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects
February 8, 2018 – 9:15 am | No Comment

by Scott Warfield (CERES Project Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The big game changer for financing, profitability and financial returns of anaerobic digester (AD) projects regardless of feedstock is carbon offset credits and specifically California’s low carbon …

Minnesota Schedules Workshops as State Prepares to Implement B20
February 7, 2018 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As Minnesota prepares to implement its 20 percent biodiesel (B20) requirement in diesel fuel May 1, a series of workshops will be held across the state beginning Feb. 12 in Saint …

Emergent Research Could Forge New Paths to Biodiesel’s Future
February 7, 2018 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Young scientists presented their ongoing biodiesel research projects during a panel at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo last week in Fort Worth, Texas. The students are part of the Next …

U.S. House Republicans to Scrutinize Narrow, ‘Extender’ Tax Breaks
February 7, 2018 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by David Morgan (Reuters)  … Just weeks after approving a sweeping tax code overhaul, the Republicans said they would examine as many as 35 “tax extender” measures to see if they should remain on the books.

“The …

Biodiesel Stands Its Ground, Won’t Back Down: New B20 Vehicles, Emissions Cuts, Highlight NBC 2018
February 7, 2018 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The makers of the world’s favorite advanced biofuel — a/k/a the biodiesel industry — descended upon Texas to mingle, make and renew ties at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. And, to …

WEBINAR SERIES: March Madness 2018 — March 27-April 27, 2018
February 7, 2018 – 6:15 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR SERIES:  March Madness 2018  — March 27-April 27, 2018

As with last year, the webinars are completely free to all – you just register once, and attend as many as you like. Each will be recorded and you would receive a link to each …

Compound Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Grids
February 7, 2018 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of Rochester)   In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn’t shining and the …

Agroforestry Systems May Play Vital Role in Mitigating Climate Change
February 7, 2018 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Mulhollem (Penn State News)  Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in plant parts and soil than conventional farming, according to Penn State researchers.
An agricultural system …

Withdrawal of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for and the Cancellation of the Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program Biofuel Production Incentive (BPI)
February 7, 2018 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has withdrawn support for the Farm-to-Fleet BPI Program, and is cancelling funding for the …

Advanced, to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2G Biofuels Implementation Timetable
February 7, 2018 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

The biggest news out of Novozymes this month is its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, while also introducing the first product, Innova Drive. A completely new yeast strain, the product can reduce fermentation time by …

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big
February 7, 2018 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Katrina Cornish and Corinne Young (re:chem/Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University/Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises)  Bioenergy/biofuel/platform chemical biomasses, whether grown (crops) or collected (forestry waste and municipal wastes of various kinds), still struggle with commercial competitiveness against the low …

Jefferson Energy Terminal Makes Immediate Impact in the PADD 3 Ethanol Market
February 7, 2018 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Venhoff (Genscape)  The Jefferson Energy Terminal has hit the ground running since completing four large storage tanks in late 2017, capable of handling a total 550,000 barrels (bbls) of ethanol. The tanker “Bow Kiso” (IMO: …

IBBR to Investigate How to Protect Poplar from Disease
February 6, 2018 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland IBBR/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer …

Grassley: RFS Has Minimal Impact on Success of Refineries
February 6, 2018 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released a memo produced by his energy policy staff that finds that Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements and the cost of renewable identification numbers (RINs) …

Fijian Farmers Urged to Practice Climate Smart Agriculture
February 6, 2018 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Xinhua)  Farmers in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji have been urged to be mindful of the impacts of climate change and practice climate smart agriculture to address the challenge.

The Fijian government has worked on …

Celtic Renewables Founder Awarded Honorary OBE
February 6, 2018 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Celtic Renewables)  Leading biofuel and sustainability expert Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The Queen makes honorary …

On Value, and Values: Fairness, the Disadvantaged, and California’s Renewables Policy
February 6, 2018 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The particulars are the subject of a white paper from a team at Propel Fuels — Rob Elam, Will Faulkner, Chris LaPlante, Parker Chase — and available here.
Un-Penalizing the Poor
The topics …

Lipid-Extracted Microalgal Biomass Waste for Biogas
February 6, 2018 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(WIREs Authors/Advanced Science News)  To confront global warming, climate changes and a potential energy shortage, biodiesel received increasing interest as a substitute for diesel fuels in efforts towards sustainable development. Microalgae-derived biodiesel is a promising energy source.
The …

Department of Energy’s 2017 Project Peer Review Report
February 6, 2018 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review on March 6–9, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately 192 projects in BETO’s research, …

Clean Energy’s Redeem™ Sales Reports Double Digit Growth In 2017; Continues Position As North America’s Largest Provider Of Renewable Natural Gas
February 6, 2018 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy)   Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced today that sales of Redeem™, its renewable natural gas (RNG) offering and the cleanest fuel commercially available today, grew by 32% in 2017, from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons in …

13 Universities Band Together to Fight Climate Change.
February 6, 2018 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Zoya Teirstein (Grist)   …The University Climate Change Coalition, dubbed UC3, is writing a roadmap for university-level action on climate change. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, announced the …

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Reduced Global Climate Emissions by 8.3 Million Tons in 2017
February 6, 2018 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal of 3 million passenger cars …

Letter to the Editor: It’s False to Say Ethanol Costs the Consumer More
February 6, 2018 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Clarence Schutte (LincolnLand Agri-Energy/Effingham Daily News)  … The statement that ethanol costs the consumer more is false. The RBOB which is the gasoline blended with ethanol to make 10 percent ethanol fuel. Ethanol is 114 octane, …

Ethanol Blog Harvard Professor: Year-Round E15 Sales Would Reduce Biofuel Credits Costs
February 6, 2018 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  As debate rages on about whether the price of biofuels credits in the Renewable Fuel Standard are putting small refiners out of business, a little-known analysis by a Harvard …

Indonesia to File Case against U.S. Anti-Subsidy Duty on Biodiesel
February 6, 2018 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Maximiliano Rizzi and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters)    Indonesia plans to file a case against the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Court of International Trade over anti-subsidy duties imposed on Indonesian …

‘Door-to-Door Filling Station’ Zebra Fuels Set to Roll out Petrol and Biofuel Delivery Service across London
February 6, 2018 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Ham & High)  A start-up that delivers diesel door-to-door across the capital is ramping up its mission to wipe out London’s filling stations – by offering petrol, biofuel and electric charge as well.  READ MORE
Zebra Fuel …

Grant to Help Ethanol Production
February 6, 2018 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Sam Farmer (Wahoo Newspaper)  Integrated Recycling of Mead was recently awarded a $35,495 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to aid in recycling efforts.
The funds will go toward a food de-packager/perforator to …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine
February 6, 2018 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to the future of the combustion engine, what are the future developments from a scientific viewpoint?
That’s the ambitious topic that Gennadi Zikoridse of the University of Applied Sciences Dresden took …

10 Years After: Advanced Biofuels’ Status, Opportunities and Challenges
February 6, 2018 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   In 2007 the US government established a national strategy for the development of advanced biofuels made using non-edible biomass. After 10 years we are still short of achieving …

UPM Looking into New, 500,000 Tonne Biodiesel Facility
February 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Finnish forest industry company and biofuel producer UPM has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in the southeast of Finland. The proposed site is in the area …

Case Studies Demonstrate Success of Biomethane as Vehicle Fuel
February 5, 2018 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal/Energy Vision) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision released two case studies of successful projects that were among the first to produce Renewable Compressed Natural …

WEBINARS: Sustainable Aviation Fuel: First Friday Research Highlights — March 6, April 2, and May 4, 2018
February 5, 2018 – 7:12 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:  Sustainable Aviation Fuel: First Friday Research Highlights   —   March 6, April 2, and May 4, 2018

Webinar series to highlight and question research areas in the sustainable aviation fuel supply chain

Join us in a series of 40 minute lunchtime talks to highlight the research areas key to supporting the creation of …

ICAO Opens Consultation with States on Proposed Rules for CORSIA Implementation
February 5, 2018 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s proposed rules for States and aeroplane operators on the administration; monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions; carbon offsetting requirements; and emissions units under the CORSIA scheme have been circulated to the …

GE Aviation Starts Engine Combustor Testing of Unblended Gevo ATJ Renewable Fuel
February 5, 2018 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Engine manufacturer GE Aviation has started jet engine combustor testing using unblended renewable alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel produced by Gevo. The testing is part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise Program (CLEEN) and …

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Joins KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme
February 5, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Air Traffic Control the Netherlands has joined KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme, enabling it to compensate for the CO2 from staff business flights through the purchase of sustainable biofuels. “Our employees travel regularly outside the Netherlands …

Norway Sets Ambition for All-Electric Short-Haul Flights by 2040 as Aerospace Majors Announce Hybrid-Electric Venture
February 5, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) By 2040, all short-haul flights within Norway and neighbouring countries lasting up to one-and-a-half hours should be operated by electric aircraft, forecasts Norwegian airport operator Avinor. In the transition to all-electric aircraft operations, the …

When It Comes to Air Pollution, the Tiniest Particles Might Be the Worst
February 5, 2018 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Patrick J. Kiger (HowStuffWorks)  … But in recent years, scientists have found increasing evidence of health risks from a part of air pollution that we don’t see, and that isn’t yet regulated under federal air quality …

Ethanol’s Next Breakthrough? Turning Greenhouse Gas into Fuel.
February 5, 2018 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Hardy (Des Moines Register)  … Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory unintentionally uncovered a process that uses tiny bits of carbon and copper to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethanol fuel.
While the research remains in …

California Gears Up for Trump Battle on Car-Emissions Rules
February 5, 2018 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Chediak, Dana Hull and John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Official sees ‘war’ if state’s rule-setting rights revoked; Air Resources Board planning zero-emissions bus proposal  —  …   The state has special authority under the 1970 Clean Air Act …

Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016
February 5, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average, breaking …

Bankrupt Refiner Made Missteps
February 5, 2018 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Times)  The oil industry’s campaign to undermine the growth of domestically produced renewable fuels such as ethanol has certainly been ramped up lately. Today they’re callously capitalizing on the financial …

Euglena Aims to Make Aviation Biofuel Cost-Competitive Against Fossil Fuels
February 5, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Japan Chemical Daily) Euglena Co. Ltd. (TYO:2931) has solidified plans to set the price of its jet fuel made using euglena, a type of algae, at 150–200 yen ($1.38–$1.83) per liter by 2025….  READ MORE  

Genetically Engineered Fungus Now Squeezes out More Biofuel from Farm Waste
February 5, 2018 – 11:27 am | No Comment

T V Jayannew (The Hindu Business Line)  India’s efforts to enhance biofuel production may get a boost from a work being done at a research laboratory in New Delhi.
Researchers at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering …

Realistically Assess and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rapeseed Cultivation
February 5, 2018 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) (Google translation))  Global standard values ​​overestimate nitrous oxide emissions in rapeseed cultivation  —  A network of eight partners under the coordination of the Thünen Institute (TI) for …

Which Tree? Where? Why?
February 5, 2018 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(World Agroforestry Centre)  While India has a world-first national policy for agroforestry, aka trees on farms, farmers in different agro-climatic zones need help with which trees to grow. A new book is now here to help.
“With …